Everest Chola Pass Trek

Everest Chola Pass Trek
  • Trip Grade
  • Max Altitude
    5545 Meters
  • Group Size
    1 - 12 People 
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Best Time
    March to May & Sept - Dec 
Top Seller
All Inclusive Price: $1,720USD

Trip Overview

Are you eager to relish the Himalayan spirit and join an adventure of a lifetime in the best of the Everest region? If you think of being part of an epic adventure that happens that keeps adding on to your journey, then we might have created the ultimate Everest experience! Walking on the trails of Everest Base Camp feels like a feat, and imagine combining that with a trip to the Gokyo Lakes and Cho La pass. So the Everest Chola Pass Trek is about the thrills you get when greeting the mountains and living the mountain life, and witnessing the true magic of the best glacier lakes in the world!

The adventurous 19 days trek is packed full of surprises as you are included in a beautiful journey to the home of the Sherpa people. You never know what this journey has in store for you! The Everest Cho La Pass Trek is an absolute trip to joyous moments on the most off the beaten tracks in Nepal. One can completely feel the adrenaline kicking in as they cross Cho La Pass, one of the highest passes in the world. The trip is a chance to enjoy blissful moments in the enthralling Gokyo valley. The trekkers can choose to hike at the top of Gokyo Ri, which offers the perfect views of the Everest massif. Apart from these, the journey also takes you to Sagarmatha National Park that abodes the Everest region’s natural vegetation and wildlife.

The Everest Chola Pass Trek also referred to as the Gokyo Cho La Pass trek truly tests your physical and mental ability. Making its spot as Nepal’s popular treks in the Khumbu region, it covers the lovely Gokyo Valley and many neighboring mountains of the Everest region like Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, the beautiful Ama Dablam, and many more. The mini trip begins with touring around one of the busiest cities in South Asia, Kathmandu. The city possesses a thrill of its own. The capital is crowded, full of tiny alleyways where one can find tea shops, smell strong aromatic coffee served in the best cozy cafes. After our mini-tour ends at Kathmandu, we take an exciting flight to Lukla. Taking this flight is an experience many people look forward to as it is one of the world’s most minor airports. The trip then commences to Phakding, from where we begin our Cho La Pass journey.

We would not say the Everest Chola Pass Trek is easy, but it is strict with equally rewarding outcomes! The adventure trek passing through villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Tengboche et cetera is served as a gateway to grab the views of breathtaking mountains in the region such as Ama Dablam (6856m.), Kantega (6809m.), Mt. Nuptse (7879m) and many more besides Everest. On tour, you will be a guest of the Sherpa hospitality and other ethnicities found in the region. The serene Gokyo Lake attracts many visitors all year round, and the sensation of walking along the icy trails of Cho La pass is another event to look forward to!

Thus come along and join our team of experts on a memorable adventure. The trek is not a piece of cake, but with us, we promise you to be in safe hands and assure to make the experience a terrific one! Nepal Hiking Team will not disappoint you as you join the lesser-visited communities in the region as you indulge in the undisturbed habitat of the Everest region.


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

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

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

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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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.
Jaime, United States of America I did the Everest Base Camp tours with Nepal Hiking Team in October this year, and it was the most fantastic moment of my life! Prakash picked us up at the airport with marigold and silk scarves garlands, which was a very touching hospitable Nepali welcome. Then, as we were driven to the hotel, he explained our program to us about the Everest Base Camp. The sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley was very insightful as well. I had the valley tour before starting the trek to Everest's base camp. The heritage sights in Kathmandu and the durbar squares were excellent to look at. The valley of Kathmandu, or the city more like, was crowded with people, and the area around Thamel, where we had our hotel’s location as well, was filled with so many shops at every corner of the street and small temples, it was bizarre! Trek ten started with the flight to Lukla, and the trekking journey to Everest's base camp was beautiful! The many tiny villages and the settlements along the trail were different from the crowded Kathmandu and provided a drastic change in scenery from the city. The villages had the feeling of being so far away from all the busyness of the city, and the people seemed much calmer and peaceful there. The lifestyle of the people in those village areas was genuinely inspiring, and I enjoyed my time there a lot. The guesthouses and the tiny lodges that we were accommodated in were comfortable, and the people were hospitable. In fact, the higher we trekked, the more hospitable they were! Prakash then proceeded to guide us throughout the trekking journey, and the sceneries of the mountains and the villages were everything I had imagined it would be. The settlement at Namche was beautiful, and we had a look around the Art Gallery the Sherpa Culture Museum as well. The sights of the mountains were extraordinary! Nepal Hiking Team managed everything, and all of the transactions and the arrangements were made skillfully. The guide, Mr. Prakash Sapkota, was also beneficial. The head office staff were also available all the time to me, which was super convenient. I loved my vacation in Nepal, climbing the Everest Base Camp. Nepal Hiking Team did an outstanding and satisfactory job accompanying me in my journey. The trek was also done at a reasonable price, and I would recommend Nepal Hiking Team to people.
Hareth Alsaadi, Phillipines I went for Everest base camp trip by mid-Dec 2021. I was a little worried as I never went trekking in my entire life.. however, i did a lot of research and came across Nepal Hiking Team so I decided after much thought to go with them Initially, I was in contact with Ganga the CEO of the company... i was highly satisfied with his interaction and communication with me right from the beginning.. i had so many questions and concerns regarding the trip and he was able to guide me and answer me all my inquiries... the on-boarding process was smooth and easy.. when i arrived in Nepal I found everything ready starting from the person picking me up from the airport, the hotel, some equipment for the trek, full introductory meeting on what to expect from the journey, all ground transportation, and even before i left Nepal after the trek.. a PCR staff was provided and came to my hotel... As for my trekking guide Prakash. i am truly happy that i had him as my guide.. a very spectacular human being.. he was more than a guide.. he was a great companion as well.. he ensured that i was having a good time.. continuously shared his expertise of mountains, Sherpa people, and Nepalese culture.. he always went the extra mile to support me... even at days when it was tough for me to continue due to altitude sickness.. he encouraged me and inspired me not to give up on this lifetime journey.. he always puts health and safety first.. Despite all the challenges of Everest Base Camp trek.. but i am very glad i did it... and i did it with an excellent group of people.. Nepal Hiking Team.. i highly recommend them for anyone intends to go trekking in Nepal. Read this review on trip advisor (click here)
Peter, United States of America My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality. From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave! A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!