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Chola Pass Trek

Chola Pass Trek

Everest Region
Everest Chola pass trek
Everest Chola pass
Chola pass

Trip Facts

Duration : 15 Days Max-Altitude : 5,420m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : April- May, Jun, and Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.


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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1600
2 Paxes $1480
2-4 Paxes $1460
4-6 Paxes $1440
6-10 Paxes $1400
10-15 Paxes $1300
15+Paxes $1300

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Chola Pass Trek Exploring the Everest base camp and Gokyo Lakes

The Gokyo Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek stands out as a technically advanced and exhilarating expedition in comparison to other treks in the area. It promises an enthralling and picturesque journey through the Khumbu region, immersing you in the very essence of Mount Everest’s domain. This trek presents an exceptional chance to delve into breathtaking landscapes, conquer lofty mountain passes, encounter tranquil lakes, and engage with the authenticity of traditional Sherpa villages.

The Chola Pass Trek starts from the famous town Tenzing Hillary Airport of Lukla, where you take a scenic flight from Kathmandu. As you start on this challenging journey, you’ll trek through picturesque valleys, dense rhododendron forests, and pristine rivers. The trail gradually ascends, providing breathtaking views of towering Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more.

The highlight of the Chola Pass Trek is crossing the Chola Pass itself. This high-altitude pass sits at an elevation of 5,420 meters (17,782 feet) and offers mesmerizing panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The climb to the pass can be demanding but rewards you with an incredible sense of achievement and awe-inspiring vistas.

As you descend from the pass, you’ll reach the enchanting Gokyo Valley, known for its sparkling turquoise lakes. The famous Gokyo Lakes, including the pristine Dudh Pokhari (Milk Lake) 5th lakes, provide a serene and tranquil setting amidst the rugged mountain landscape.

Another notable feature of the Chola Pass Trek is the opportunity to visit the iconic Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters/17,598 feet). This is where mountaineers prepare for their Everest expeditions, and being there allows you to soak in the grandeur of the world’s highest peak.

Throughout the trek, you’ll have the chance to experience the unique Sherpa culture and hospitality. You’ll pass through traditional Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, and Tengboche, where you can immerse yourself in the local way of life, visit ancient monasteries, and gain insights into the Sherpa traditions and Buddhism.

The Chola Pass Trek is considered a challenging adventure trek, That requires good physical fitness and previous trekking experience. Proper acclimatization and necessary equipment are crucial for a safe and enjoyable experience. It is highly recommended to trek with an experienced guide and ensure you have the appropriate permits and travel arrangements.

The Chola Pass Trek is not just about conquering high passes or witnessing breathtaking landscapes; it’s an opportunity to connect with nature, challenge yourself, and create lifelong memories in one of the world’s most iconic trekking destinations.

The Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt Guide team specializes in leading the Chola Pass Trek, offering a memorable and well-guided experience. Their expert local guides possess extensive knowledge of the area, including its diverse cultures, challenging trails, and local communities. With their deep understanding of the region, they ensure a safe and immersive journey, allowing trekkers to fully appreciate the unique landscapes and interact with the local people. The professionalism and expertise of the Nepal Wilderness Trekking team make them a reliable choice for embarking on the Chola Pass Trek, ensuring a rewarding adventure for trekkers seeking an authentic and enriching experience.

Chola Pass Trek Highlights

  1. Gokyo Ri and Panoramic Views: Hike to the summit of Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters/17,575 feet) and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the entire Everest region. Enjoy an unobstructed view of Mount Everest, as well as other towering peaks like Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu.
  2. Gokyo Valley and Glacial Lakes: Explore the stunning Gokyo Valley, home to a series of pristine glacial lakes known as the Gokyo Lakes. Marvel at their shimmering turquoise waters set against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains. It’s a serene and picturesque location that offers a sense of tranquility.
  3. Everest Base Camp: Fulfill your dream of reaching Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters/17,598 feet), the starting point for mountaineering expeditions to Mount Everest. Stand in awe of the massive Khumbu Icefall and soak in the atmosphere of this legendary mountaineering hub.
  4. Kala Patthar: Ascend to Kala Patthar (5,545 meters/18,192 feet), a renowned viewpoint that offers one of the best views of Mount Everest. Witness the sunrise or sunset casting a golden glow on the world’s highest peak, creating a truly magical and unforgettable experience.
  5. Off the Beaten Trails: Trek through the less-traveled trails of the Gokyo Valley, away from the crowded paths of the Everest Base Camp route. Immerse yourself in the untouched natural beauty, lush vegetation, and remote Sherpa villages that showcase the region’s unique charm.
  6. Lukla Flight: Experience the adrenaline rush of the thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The short, scenic flight takes you through breathtaking mountain vistas, with the landing at Lukla’s challenging airstrip adding an extra dash of excitement to the journey.
  7. Sherpa Culture and Hospitality: Encounter the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people and learn about their rich culture and traditions. Visit monasteries, interact with local communities, and gain insights into the Sherpa way of life, making your trek culturally enriching.
  8. Chola Pass Crossing: Challenge yourself with the crossing of Chola Pass (5,420 meters/17,782 feet), a high mountain pass that offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks. It is a physically demanding section of the trek but immensely rewarding, providing a sense of accomplishment.
  9. Tengboche Monastery: Visit Tengboche Monastery, one of the most significant Buddhist monasteries in the Everest region. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance, witness the daily rituals, and take in the breathtaking views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other majestic peaks from the monastery.
  10. Views of Ama Dablam: Marvel at the iconic peak of Ama Dablam, known for its stunning beauty and technical climbing routes. The trek offers multiple vantage points where you can appreciate the sheer grandeur of this majestic mountain.
  11. Khumbu Glacier: Walk along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, an impressive frozen river of ice. The glacier is a natural wonder, and witnessing its size and scale up close is a humbling experience.

The best time to do This trek

The best season for the Chola Pass trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These seasons offer the most favorable weather and conditions for a safe and enjoyable trek.

  1. Spring (March to May): Spring is one of the most popular seasons for trekking in the Everest region, including the Chola Pass trek. The weather during this time is generally stable, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. The trails are adorned with blooming rhododendron flowers, adding a vibrant touch to the landscape. The views of the surrounding mountains are breathtaking, and the visibility is excellent.
  2. Autumn (September to November): Autumn is another ideal time to undertake the Chola Pass trek. The weather is generally dry and stable, making it easier to traverse the trails. The skies are clear, offering splendid views of the Himalayan peaks, and the temperatures are pleasant during the day. The trekking routes are well-defined and less likely to be affected by monsoon rains or snowfall.

Both spring and autumn attract numerous trekkers to the Chola Pass route, so expect a moderate level of foot traffic on the trail during these seasons. While the weather is generally favorable, it’s essential to be prepared for sudden changes, especially at higher altitudes. Make sure to pack appropriate clothing and gear for various weather conditions, and consider hiring an experienced guide for safety and navigation.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) Take an early morning flight to Lukla and start trekking to Phakding. The trail descends through beautiful landscapes and Sherpa villages.
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) Continue trekking along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges, and ascend to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 03: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar Spend an extra day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. Explore the town, visit the local market, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,664ft) Trek through rhododendron forests and reach Tengboche. Visit the Tengboche Monastery and take in the breathtaking views of Everest and other peaks.
  • Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,468ft) Continue trekking to Dingboche, a small village nestled in the Imja Valley. Enjoy the views of Ama Dablam and other Himalayan peaks.
  • Day 06: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche Take a rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization. You can go on a short hike to Nagarjun Hill for stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Day 07: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft) Resume trekking towards Lobuche, walking along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The views of Nuptse and other peaks become more prominent.
  • Day 08: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,164m/16,942ft), Visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) Trek to Gorak Shep, have lunch, and then continue to Everest Base Camp. Explore the base camp area and witness the iconic Khumbu Icefall. Return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.
  • Day 09: Explore Kalapattar (5,545 meters). for the most stunning view of Everest, climb up in the morning before trekking back to Zong la 4830 M (5 hours walking), and spend the night at a lodge.
  • Day 10: 6 hours walk to Tangnak 4843M. via Chola Pass (5420meters, overnight at the lodge
  • Day 11: Trek to Gokyo (4700 meters.) 3-hour walking trek) Stay overnight at Gokyo.
  • Day 12: visit Gokyo Peak (5357 meters), our highest point (four and a half hours walking), which offers sunrise and an expansive view of the mountain range. Return to Gokyo, and trek back to Dole 4038M, and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) Follow the trail back to Namche Bazaar, enjoying the familiar landscapes and Sherpa villages.
  • Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) Continue your descent to Lukla, where you'll spend the last night in the Everest region.
  • Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu Take a morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Cost Included

  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and other European foods are available three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Accommodation in tea houses according to the itinerary
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • Everest National Park Entrance Trekking Permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
  • Experienced English-speaking, Government licensed holder trekking guide
  • Experienced Sherpa helpers (porters) 1 porter for every 2 pax
  • Guide, and Porter meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation are covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and coffee table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.


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