Everest Chola Pass Trek

  • Trip Price: $1710 pp
  • Total Duration:19 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max Elevation:5,550 M
  • Max Group Size:1 - 20 Person
  • Best Time:March - May & Sep - Dec
  • Trip Mode:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Start Point:Lukla
  • End Point:Lukla
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  • The panoramic views of mountains in the Everest region such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dablam.
  • Traditional Sherpa villages, Sherpa people and their unique culture, custom, and lifestyle
  • The Everest Base Camp, the top of the world
  • Hike to Kalapatthar for a lovely sunrise view
  • Cross Chola pass at an elevation of 5420 meters
  • A challenging journey to the Everest
  • Takes you deep into the Sagarmatha National Park and allows you to explore its geographical variations and biodiversity
  • Tranquil emerald mountain lakes embedded beautifully in the snow-clad mountainous terrain in Gokyo Valley
  • Airport transfers – pick up and drop
  • All ground transportation
  • Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan
  • Your accommodation in best guesthouses available (on twin sharing basis) during the trek with breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the trekking journey
  • All paper works
  • National park and heritage sites entry tickets
  • Two-way flight ticket to/from Lukla
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), trekking permits and climbing permits
  • A licensed, English speaking, experienced and professional trekking guide along with a porter (1 for two clients)
  • All the costs of guide and porter including accidental insurance
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bags (to be returned to us after the trek)
  • Heaven Himalaya T-shirts, route map and a travel completion certificate
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.
  • First aid kit
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • International airfare
  • Visa costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
  • Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses electricity charges, etc.
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for guides and porters

Overview

Everest Chola Pass Trek is for those who love challenges amidst the mountainous terrain in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The hike compels you to get wanderlust with the captivating beauty of mountains, glaciers, valleys, mountain passes, mountain lakes, and many more. Hence, it is an ideal travel package for proficient and passionate high-altitude trekkers.

There is an unending list of wonderful places that you are going to visit with the Chola Pass Trek. You are going to make and uninterrupted memories in the high Chola Pass. First thing first, this trek takes you to the Base Camp of the highest mountain in the world. It’s probably the number one wish on the bucket list of every person who loves to travel. Then the trek takes you to some heavenly locations like Gokyo valley. You can admire the beauty of tranquil emerald mountain lakes embedded beautifully in the snow-clad mountainous terrain from the Gokyo Valley. Above all, the adventure of crossing Chola Pass, Everest Chola Pass Trek is an unbeatable walk in terms of natural magnificence.

Why Trekking to Chola pass?

The trek to Chola Pass is a wonderful journey that introduces you to a different definition of beauty. With the Chola Pass hike, you take deep into the Sagarmatha National Park and allow you to explore its geographical variations and biodiversity. Similarly, the beautiful Sherpa villages, people, culture, and their lifestyle is a different aspect of this journey. It gives you some insights into the Sherpa people, their culture, and tradition, and the Tibetan Buddhist religion.

On the journey to the Base Camp showers, you will some incredible views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Thamserku, and many more. As the trail traverses from the base camp to the Chola pass, the landscapes get wilder. With the glaciers, icefalls, and above all the dazzling Gokyo Lakes, Everest Chola Pass Trekking is worth a try!

Chola Pass Hiking Route

Trekking to Chola Pass is a superb combo of EBC Trek, Chola Pass Trek, and Gokyo Lake Trek. It starts with an exhilarating flight to Lukla and follows the classic trail to the EBC. The trail traverses through National Park and climbs up via several Sherpa villages to Namche. From Namche, the trail ascends to Tengboche and the pastures of Dingboche.

Further, we walk along the trail and pass Lobuche and Gorakshep to Camp Site. From the base camp, we follow a trail that leads us to Chola Pass. We cross the pass and head towards the Gokyo valley. Finally, enjoying the fascinating beauty of Gokyo lakes in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas, we descend to Lukla via Namche. In this way, we conclude our Chola Pass hiking.

Heaven Himalaya offers a fascinating trek at your kind pursuance. You can join our group or opt for a private trip. For more info about the guaranteed dates, please let us know. Our quality and service are of exceptional quality, and you will feel the difference once you join us. So, come forward and join us for an outstanding journey to the Base Camp and Chola Pass in the Everest region of Nepal. March to May and September to November are the most recommended time for Everest Chola Pass Trek.

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A representative from our team will wait for you at the arrival terminal of Kathmandu airport. Make sure that you look after a person with your nameplate! The representative will welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. As you check into the hotel, the representative will give you a synopsis of our plans. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu includes a guided tour around the art historical and cultural monuments around the Kathmandu city that has been listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site charts. Today, after breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for a city tour ahead.

The tour starts from Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historical palace that dates back to the 16th century during the Malla reign in the medieval period of Nepal. The palace is a huge complex with a palace, courtyards, and temples. The structure is beautifully crafted with various wood, metal, and stonework. We explore the periphery of the palace and visit a museum inside the palace.

After exploring the palace, we head to Swayambhunath stupa, a large stupa placed on a hilltop surrounded by various Buddha statues and monasteries. Next, we drive to Pashupatinath temple, the oldest Hindu temple with many temples and statues that date back to ancient times. At Last, we head to Boudhanath stupa, a huge stupa placed on a three-layered Mandela. We visit all these beautiful heritage sites and end our day with a drive back to your hotel. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

We pick you up in the early morning and escort you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. Here, we catch a flight that will take us to the Lukla Airport in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The region is probably one of the most loved and frequented trekking regions in Nepal. It takes the pride of having the world’s highest mountain in the world i.e. The Everest. The flight to Lukla is full of magnificent mountain views. As you land in Phakding, meet our remaining crew in Lukla for your journey ahead. From Lukla, we follow a trail that drops to the Dudhkoshi River and goes up gradually along a well-marked path to Phakding. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Phakding.

The days are going to get more interesting ahead. As we leave Phakding, we follow a trail that traverses through Sagarmatha National Park. We march ahead through a forested area enriched with various species of floras and faunas. We pass interesting Sherpa villages like Monjo and Jorsale on the way to Namche. The trail from Phakding to Namche undulates up and down many times. It can be quite tiring, but the pristine air, amazing views, and the quest of reaching the top of the world will keep you going. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Namche.

Today, you are at Namche means you are already at the heights of around 3440 meters. Therefore, we stop and take our time to acclimatize in Namche. Namche Bazaar is a vibrant town in the Khumbu region. It is the only gateway to Everest crowded with hotels, lodges, cyber cafes, shops, and many more. After breakfast in the guesthouse, we hike up to Everest View Hotel. From here, one can get some close-up views of mountains in the Everest region. You will be blessed with some fascinating views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawache, and many more. After exploring the place for a while, we return to Namche overnight. On the way, we visit a photo gallery, museum, and a few Sherpa villages. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Namche.

Leaving Namche, we follow a trail that climbs up to Tengboche at an elevation of 3860 meters. It’s a simple way up to Tengboche and the route offers some incredible views of Mt. Everest along with other mountains like Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lobuche, and many other adjacent peaks. At first, we descend to Dudhkoshi valley at Pungi Thanka and slowly ascend to Tengboche.

At Tengboche, we visit a popular monastery known as the Tengboche monastery. It is an old Buddhist monastery on the way to Everest. It is not just known for its spiritual significance, but its amazing location. One can see the great Mt. Ama Dablam rising just above the monastery. Likewise, the views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Lobuche, and many other mountains in the region look magnificent from here. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Tengboche.

Moving ahead from Tengboche, we follow a trail that descends to the Imja River. From the river, we follow a scenic trail full of mountain views and picturesque landscapes to Pangboche village. The village at an elevation of 3900 meters is at a dramatic location with appealing views of mountains in the backdrop.

Enjoying the majestic views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, and Mt. Lhotse, we ascend to the pastures of Dingboche. We pass various pastures and summer settlements of yak herders until we open to the vast pasture of Dingboche. We also refer Dingboche to as a summer valley. In winter it is fully covered by snow but in summer it looks wonderful with grassland and yaks herding in it. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Dingboche.

As we rise to the high elevation region with passaging trekking days, we need to acclimatize to ensure our health and safety. Hence, today, we stay in Dingboche for acclimatization. In the daytime, after breakfast, we hike up to Nagerjun. Nagerjun at an elevation of 5100 meters is a beautiful viewpoint that lies just above the Dingboche on the edge of Chhukung valley. As we walk towards Nagerjun, the trail gets steep while makes walking a bit difficult however the spellbinding views of mountains from Nagerjun make the walk worth it.

From Nagerjun, we will relish some amazing views of Lobuche peak, Thamserku, Taboche, Kangtega, Mt Ama Dablam, and many other peaks in the range. The hike is also an opportunity to get a stunning glance at Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest peak in the world. After some refreshing moments at the top, we drop to Dingboche for the night. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse in Dingboche.

Over time, we are getting closer to the Everest Base Camp. Today, we leave Dingboche and make our way to Lobuche at an elevation of 4910 meters. From Dingboche, we follow the trail that takes us to the wide valley until we reach Dughla. From here, we move ahead to Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche at an elevation of 4240 meters. In this post, we can see a few western doctors treating the trekkers voluntarily. Further, we walk along the valley past some yak pastures on the way before reaching Lobuche. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Lobuche.

Finally, the wait is over. We are into one of the most expected days of our entire trekking journey. After breakfast in Gorekshep, we walk towards the Everest Base Camp, the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. It is a moment of pride for anyone. We explore the area and witness the glory of mountains that rise just before us.

Though Mt. Everest hides between Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Nuptse, the views of other mountains are simply incredible. As we explore the base camp and capture the moment in photos, we return to Gorekshep for an overnight stay. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Gorekshep.

It is another most awaited day of our trekking journey. In the early morning, we wake up and hike to Kalapatthar. Kalapatthar is one of the renowned viewpoints in the Everest region of Nepal. It is popular for sunrise views and panoramic views of mountains in the Everest region including the mighty Mt. Everest.

From Kalapatthar, we catch the golden rays of sun fall over the glittering snow of Mt. Everest along with other towering peaks in the range. After some quality time at Kalapatthar, we descend to Dzongla. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Dzongla.

Get set for a tough yet rewarding day of our journey. Today, we start our day early with around three hours of a walk towards Chola Pass. As we are walking in the high altitudinal region, the walking itself is an enormous task here. Even the path is quite terrifying with dangerous passes and avalanches around. Sometimes rock may fall from above hence we need to be careful.

As we climb up to the pass, we cross the pass at an elevation of 5420 meters and descend downhill along a slippery path full of rocks to Dragnak. We take around three hours from the pass to reach Dragnak. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Dragnak.

After an energizing breakfast in Dragnak, we head along a rough trail towards the Gokyo valley. The trail is too challenging and unstable. Gokyo Lake is not so far from Dragnak, but walking along the glacier takes time. One needs to be very careful while walking. In around three to four hours, we reach Gokyo valley from where we can enjoy some heavenly beauty of the mountains lakes (Gokyo lakes) in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Gokyo.

Today, we wake up early and hike up to Gokyo Ri for amazing views of Gokyo Lakes and mountains. Gokyo Ri is one of the popular viewpoints in the Everest region of Nepal. Gokyo RI at an elevation of 5360 meters offers some stunning views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu, and many other peaks. The small mountain lakes from above look fantastic. The blue-colored lakes shine like an emerald in the beautiful snow. Enjoying some magnificent views from the Ri, we descend to Dole for the night. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Dole.

After breakfast in Dole, we descend to Namche Bazaar. The first part of our trek today does downhill up to Phorte Thangna and from here, the trail ascends uphill to Mungla Danda. Again, from here, we go downhill to Lausaha and join the main trail to Everest Base Camp at Namche. Tonight, spend your night at a guesthouse in Namche.

After enjoying some impressive views of mountains in the Everest region of Nepal from Namche, we start our journey back to Lukla. We descend via the same well-paved path along Jorsale, Monjo, and Phakding to Lukla. The lush forests and amazing mountainous terrain will keep us engaged throughout the trek. Tonight, spend your night at a guesthouse in Lukla.

In the morning, we take an early flight to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, we will drop you at your hotel in Kathmandu. You have two options for the day–explore the streets and malls for shopping or visit some places you want to explore but are not included in the trek. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

It’s a free day in Kathmandu. You can explore the narrow gulleys of Thamel, visit the shops, purchase some souvenirs, or visit any places of interest. You can also explore some shopping malls around the valley. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today, fly home from Kathmandu or continue your travel to some other destinations around the globe. We will drop you at the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. We hope you had a great time with us. Thank you, Have a safe journey home.

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When deciding what goes into your bag, it is important to check out the characteristics of the trek as well as the season/month in which you are coming to Nepal. If you are thinking about what to pack, then here’s our recommended packing list and equipment.   

Reviews

Best Days of My Life

I and my colleagues visited Nepal back in the year 2017. I was not an experienced hiker but anyway chose Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a trekking agency in Nepal. It was like a challenge for me to trek to the 4000 m altitude, but Mr. Ram helped us in every way possible. He was there from the start of our trekking journey in Pokhara to our end days in Kathmandu. Ram kept pushing me forward and even waited for me to catch the other team. He guided me from choosing plain food to meditating. Although I was a victim of altitude sickness and couldn't enjoy the trek to the fullest, I am very grateful to have chosen him.

Annapurna Base Camp is a beautiful place in the Himalayas. The Gurung Village, Poonhill, Pokhara every place was just outstanding.
I have now developed a hiking attitude, and I have been training for the EBC trek now. I can't wait to visit the Himalayas again.

Charlotte Brown,
TrustPilot Indonesia

Perfectly Organized Upper Mustang Trek

All thanks to Mr. Ram for organizing the Upper Mustang, trekking perfectly from beginning to end. I, along with my bunch of friends, had a delightful experience with the Heaven Himalaya team. For us, it is the best trekking agency in Nepal. The guides and porters were very flexible and took care of everything around us.

I recommend everyone to try these young guys to go hiking in Nepal.

Helen Seka,
Google England

Wonderful Trekking Experience

My wife and I visited Upper Mustang and were lucky to have chosen Heaven Himalaya. We had a wonderful experience trekking in Upper Mustang. As soon as we landed in TIA, we were welcomed by Ram. He was very easy and responsive to work with. He explained all the queries we had and gave a brief description of the tour. As we were watching videos and reading blogs about Upper Mustang, we had a lot of expectations about the place and the trekking agency we were working with. We had a private 18-day tour with a porter. And to be honest, we found everything beyond our expectations. The hills, mountains, monasteries were all amazing, especially Lo Manthang is a great place to visit. Our guide was also equally supportive and friendly. The team made our trek more enjoyable. While writing this, it reminded me of the days we had on the trails. Thank You again for the wonderful experience. Best wishes to Jason and Esha. We will definitely love to return and probably do the Everest base camp Trek this time.

Jason Lee,
Google England

Trip of a lifetime- Annapurna Circuit Trek

Heaven Himalaya Team offers a magnificently arranged trekking involvement in Nepal. Ramhari answered instantly to all my messages. They make a solid effort to make your vacation in Nepal an extraordinary one and genuinely went well beyond my desires.

I couldn't remember the name of the guide but my boy, you were more than amazing. I wish you good luck in the days to come.

Everything from pickup to trekking in the mountains was very professional with excellent service.

So, I strongly suggest everyone and will trek with Heaven Himalaya again in the future.

Glorious Experience in EBC Trek

We did an EBC trek with Ram and his team back in April 2019, and it was a glorious experience. Ram is a very knowledgeable, resourceful, and very helpful guide. 2 of us got unwell during the trek, and he was very prompt and took care of us in any way that was available.

We enjoyed our chat and his sense of humor along the trail and at the teahouses. He even got us a special breakfast and pickle salad at Namche Bazaar and always fulfilled the strange request with our dietary needs. EBC trek is amazing. With Ram, it is even more spectacular. Thanks for the amazing trip. Looking forward to island peak climb in the future.

Thein Thein,
Brisbane, Australia

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