Everest Chola Pass Trek

Everest Chola Pass Trek

Activities:
Hiking and Tours
Duration
19 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate, Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5545
  • Group Size
    1 - 12 People
  • Best Time
    March to May & Sept - Dec 

Trip Overview

Everest Chola Pass trek is a combination of everything that the Everest region of Nepal can ever offer. Combine Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo lake and Chola pass; your Everest Cho La pass trek is ready! As you walk along the trail to Everest Base Camp, you will experience the lush landscape, forests, monasteries, people, culture, mountainous lifestyle, glaciers and glacier lakes. Above all, your walk to the Everest Base Camp will be an achievement; a trophy for lifetime. Not to forget, the adventure of crossing the Cho la pass! This adventurous trek offers you the best views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Pumori and many more.

Everest Chola Pass Trek begins from the buzzling town of Kathmandu. The noise and crowd in the capital city is completely different from what you will experience in the Base Camp, Chola pass and Gokyo Lakes. The serenity along with the wilderness in quaint mountains; you will never find your mind in such a peace. An exhilarating flight to Lukla takes you to the Khumbu region of Nepal. As you hike up along the Dudhkodhi region, you enter in to Sagarmatha National Park and move ahead to Everest Base Camp via Namche. The trail again leads us into a valley with turquoise coloured Gokyo lakes. The splendour of the longest glacier Ngozumpa glacier along will the Gokyo lakes from Gokyo RI is mesmerizing. Also, the thrill of crossing the icy trail along Cho La pass is an exciting experience.

Nepal Hiking Team lets you experience the thrill of being on top of the world with climb along Gokyo RI and adventure of crossing Chola Pass. It is a nerve shaking experience however the outstanding views of mountains, glaciers and glacier lakes will soothe your senses to keep you going. Come along and join Nepal Hiking Team to experience the isolated communities in the mountainous region with the wild scenery of mountains in its own undisturbed habitat. We preach to making your journey a memorable one!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hrs

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 05: Namche Bazar - Everest View Hotel - Return

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 08: Dingboche to Nagerjun (5100m/16728ft) and return

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 10: Trek to EBC (5364m/17594ft) then back to Gorekshep (5181m/16994ft) Duration: 8 hrs

Day 11: Hiking to Kalapattar (5545m/18188ft) - Gorekshep then Dzongla (4830m/15840ft) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 12: Trek to Dragnak/Thangna (4700m/15415ft) via crossing Cho La pass (5420m/17780ft) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo lakes (4790m/15710ft) Duration: 2-3 hrs

Day 14: Hiking to Gokyo RI (5483m/19083ft) and trek to Dole (4200m/13775) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 15: Trek to Namche (3440m/11285ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 18: Leisure day

Day 19: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private bathrooms with hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, fanta etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

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Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

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Reviews

Peter and Velvet Kelly, Queensland, Australia From our first communication, Ganga the Managing Director was responsive and extremely helpful. We arrived in Nepal late at night and were met personally by Ganga and escorted to our hotel where he assisted us in checking in. The next day we were taken on a tour of Kathmandu, then had a team briefing to explain the process for the trek and to meet our head guide, Bhim Adhikari. Our trek commenced the following day and throughout the entire trip our team of porters and our guides were attentive, personable and supportive. Bhim was outstanding and it felt as though every other guide and porter knew him or knew of him. Our assistant guide Tilak, along with our porters Meg Raj, Okil, and Ram Lamichane did everything they could to ensure we were safe and enjoying our trip. Unfortunately a few of our hiking group became ill with altitude sickness and were evacuated, however once again Bhim, Tilak, the porters and Ganga ensured they were supported and safe. Base camp, Chola Pass and Gokyo were stunning and most certainly worth the time and effort taken to see and experience them. Thank you NHT for your excellent organisation - it was a pleasure to trek with this company.
Martin Lundén, Sweden During September 2010, me and my two colleges from medical school completed the Everest high passes trek + Island Peak summiting during a 25 day period with Nepal Hiking Team (NHT). Without hesitation I give NHT my highest recommendations. I recommend NHT to everyone intending to visit Nepal thanks to their friendliness, helpfulness, knowledge and professionalism. From the moment on arrival at Kathmandu international airport we were welcomed and transported to the hotel which we were staying at before taking off to the mountains. (Hotel Del-Annapurna, one of the finest hotels in Kathmandu housing all thinkable facilities needed. And with an outstanding breakfast buffet:-) At every step of this trip we were extremely well taken care of. We were provided with a highly experienced, and very good English-speaking mountain guide. Thanks to his huge experience we got loads of nice information about the local people, the landscape, the mountains etc etc. Everyone reacts different to high altitude and our guide was very careful to make sure that we were feeling well every day while ascending further up the mountains. He had all knowledge necessary to notice and treat/prevent altitude related problems. (As a 5th year student of the Medical University of Gdansk (Poland) I believe it is essential that you get a guide which is familiar with altitude sickness, because this can happen to anyone if not being careful enough.) Food and accommodation was way over our expectations. Every day on the trek we got to chose whatever we wanted from the menus at the local tea-houses. Every night we were accommodated in very comfortable beds. At the summiting of Island Peak we were provided with an excellent climbing guide and good climbing equipment. We are all very much looking forward to go back to Nepal, to explore other regions of this amazing country and when we get back we will be very happy to be clients of Nepal Hiking Team again.
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.