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    Waiting for an adventure to begin? Then, Everest Chola Pass Trek is what you’re looking for. This trek will assure you that you will get an adventure for a lifetime. Experience this trip thrilling adventurous trip up in the Himalayan region with extreme terrains and scenic mountain views. This guide will take you through all the highlights, tips, and tricks of this trip.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      17 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Max.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • Best Time
      March to May & Sept - Dec

    Message Regarding flight to/from Lukla

    During the peak seasons for the Everest Chola Pass Trek (March to May and September to November), all the Lukla flights will be operated from the Manthali Airport due to congestion at Tribhuvan Airport.

    Trip Overview

    The Chola Pass is Nepal’s one of the popular mountain passes that connects Everest with the Gokyo Valley. This 17-day exciting trip will take you on an adventure. The trek takes you through one of the popular trekking destinations in Nepal- Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp.

    Go on a journey like no other with Chola Pass, where you’ll get a chance to cross a glacier. This is also one of the “Three Passes Trek” which is a more extensive trekking experience.

    At the start of this trek, you will land in Lukla Airport, which is one of the highest-altitude airports in the world. This trek combines the typical route of EBC with Gokyo Lake while crossing the Chola Pass at more than 5500 meters.

    The most important part of this trip is the Gokyo Lake. This holy, sacred lake is situated near the village of Gokyo. This lake shines bright blue if you view it on a sunny day. During the Janai Purnima, people take a dip in the lake and worship Lord Bishnu and Lord Shiva.

    You can look forward to the views from Chola Pass of Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Mount Everest. Continuing this journey will take you through some scenic landscapes in the Khumbu region. This route offers majestic mountain views, tranquil lakes, icy glaciers, and Buddhist monasteries that you haven’t seen before.

    Major Highlights Everest Chola Pass Trek

    • Get on an exciting flight to one of the highest airports in the world, Lukla Airport.
    • Enjoy stunning views from the mountain ranges from the world’s highest hotel, Hotel Everest View.
    • Trek through one of the highest passes in the world, Chola Pass
    • Go through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, exploring diverse Himalayan flora and fauna.
    • Experience the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar and witness the diverse Sherpa culture. 
    • Visit Namche Bazaar’s Sherpa Museum and learn more about the traditions, Culture, and lifestyle of the Sherpa Community. 
    • Visit Tengboche Monastery, a Tibetan monastery affiliated with the Sherpa communities in the region.
    • Hike to two of Nepal’s most popular viewpoints- Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri. 
    • Get mesmerized by the glacial lake of the Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Lake.
    • Get a 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, including Mount Everest, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Nuptse, and many more.

    Your journey to EBC  - Chola Pass - Gokyo Lake

    Your Everest Chola Pass Trek will begin after you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu (KTM), Nepal. You will be received by our Nepal Hiking Team (NHT) Member at the arrival gate. After pickup, you’ll be guided to a hotel in Kathmandu, which is centrally located near the tourist hub and a perfect place to explore the surroundings on foot, do some shopping, and discover restaurants and places to enjoy. You will be briefed about your itinerary and protocols for the trip on the same day of arrival.

    You will then board a flight to Lukla the next day. Depending on the season your trekking starts, the flight departs from Kathmandu Domestic Airport or Manthali Airport, Ramechhap. Once you land at Lukla Airport, your trek to the Everest Chola Pass will begin.

    Once you land at Lukla Airport, your trek will take you along the Dudh Koshi River through the Sagarmatha National Park to Phakding. After spending a night in Phakding, your journey continues towards Namche Bazaar. Here you will spend two nights to help you acclimatize to the high altitudes. During the stay, you can take a casual stroll to the Hotel Everest View, the highest-placed hotel in the world. You can visit ancient stupas in the region as well as museums and memorial stones. While you’re there you can also purchase any required equipment or data plans for smooth internet connections.

    You continue your trek the next, walking through the trails to Tengboche Monastery at Tengboche Village. Here, you can take your time to admire the beautiful views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Thamserku. You will be continuing your trek to Dingboche, also known as the “Summer Valley”. Going through dense forest, crossing Imja Khola, and passing through the village of Pangboche.

    After Dingboche, you will continue to Nagerjun, Gorak Shep, and Lobuchhe and reach the Everest Base Camp. You can witness the Khumbu Icefalls, as they mesmerize you with their timeless beauty. After taking in the views, you descend towards Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

    The very next morning, you’ll hike to Kala Patthar to witness the glorious sunrise right above the panoramic Himalayas. After, you’ll descend to Dzongla.

    After crossing, Chola Pass at 5400 meters, you’ll stay overnight at Dragnak and head towards Gokyo Valley. After reaching Gokyo Valley, you will hike to another viewpoint of Gokyo Ri, to enjoy the panoramic view of all the mountain ranges.

    Then you’ll descend to Lukla after hiking past Dole and Namche Bazaar. And you’ll conclude your Everest Chola Pass Trek by flying towards Kathmandu from Lukla.

    Have a question?

    Join us an unforgettable journey with Nepal Hiking Team, where adventures and dreams meet. Discover the majestic Everest Chola Pass, the sacred Gokyo Lake, and the towering peaks of Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse. Dive yourself in the rich Sherpa culture and the diverse landscapes of Sagarmatha National Park. Have any questions? We're here to tailor your perfect adventure, whether it's solo, with friends, or a private expedition. Dive into a personalized experience with us.

    Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Reach out to Nepal Hiking Team now and let's make it happen!


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers.
    • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
    • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek.
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for two people) including their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff.
    • Round-trip to/from Lukla, including transfers. (Flights operate via Ramechhap Airport during peak season).
    • Use of down jacket and sleeping bag while trekking.
    • Duffle bag for trekking.
    • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
    • First aid medicine kit including oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat.
    • All required trekking permits.
    • Government taxes & office service charge.

    Cost Excludes

    • Lunches and dinners while in Kathmandu.
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • International airfare.
    • Nepal entry visa. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, a visa can be obtained quickly. A multiple-entry tourist visa for 30 days is available for US $50 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, a multiple-entry tourist visa for 90 days can be obtained for US $100. Please bring two passport-size photos.
    • Soft drinks, including water.
    • Local/guided tours in Kathmandu.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses.
    • Hot showers during the trek, except in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla.
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • Wi-Fi internet and phone calls unless they are free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers.

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Everest Chola Pass Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Everest Chola Pass Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

    May, 2024

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