Everest Cho La Pass Trek

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16 days

Everest Chola Pass Trekking the most reputed trekking of Everest region. This trekking is combination of many things view point, mountains, tradition, culture and beautiful valley. This trekking region is full of beautiful mountains, forests, flora and fauna. The views top of world Mt. Everest with other many golden dawn mountains Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Pumori (7145m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m), Mt.Kangtega (6685m) etc. It is Sherpa’s majority and very similar to Tibetan because the ancestor is from Tibet, they are heartily respected Tibetan. Due to which we can learn and explore all about this region.

Everest Chola Pass Trekking starts Kathmandu to lukla by domestic air follow the path of Phakding, Namche bazaar, Dole, Machermo, Gokyo etc. And trek will again end at Lukla after visiting the Everest Gokyo valley. September, October, November, March, April and May is considered as the best season for Atom and spring throughout the year in this valley. You can enjoy the eyeful sights of lofty mountain including Mt. Everest, Mt Makalu, Amadablam, Mt. pumori, Cho Oyu and Lhotse and others many trekking peak. EBC Chola Pass Trekking combinines the awesome trek to everest base camp, Amazing Chola Pass and Gokyo Valley, and mightly cross pass, huge Ngozumpa glacier. The most view point Everest base camp, Chola Pass and Gokyo Ri. Which offer the Nepal Base Camp Treks (Pvt. Ltd.) wonderful Himalaya views of mountain around you; we will pass through many sprawling villages interacting with local Sherpa Residents and wonderful Everest Chola Pass.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel
Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley and Pre-trip Preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) – 3 Hours
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m) – 5 Hours
Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek from Namche to Dole (4110m) – 6 Hours
Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m) – 5 Hours
Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m) – 5 Hours
Day 09: Acclimatization at Gokyo Valley
Day 10: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and to Thaknak(4750m)–5 Hours
Day 11: Trek from Thaknak to Chola Pass (5367m) to Dzongla (4830m) – 8 Hours
Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m) – 3 Hours Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and return back to Gorakshep – 8 Hours
Day 14: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche (4280m) – 8 Hours
Day 15: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche and then to Namche (3400m) – 6 Hours
Day 16: Trek from Namche to Lukla– 7 Hours
Day 17: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 18: Final Departure

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel
The representatives from Nepal Base Camp Treks (Pvt. Ltd.) will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. He/she Assist to transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Today, you will visit main places of Kathmandu valley. In the morning you visit Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is the oldest and holiest Hindu temple; Bauddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are the oldest Buddhist Stupas. After launch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of Living goddess.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) – 3 Hours
We get transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Domestic Airport this morning to catch our scheduled morning flight to Lukla. After 30 minute long adventurous flight above the breathtaking scenario of Himalayas, we land on the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Lukla is going to be the starting point of our trek. We meet our porters and other crew members and start trekking towards Phadking, which takes around three hours. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m) – 5 Hours
We walk through the beautiful forest of pine today. And our walk leads us along the Dudhkoshi River bank through many suspension bridges. We will be crossing Hillary Suspension bridge which is one of the famous suspension bridges in that region. We will have enough opportunity to witness the wonderful views of Mount Thamserku (6618m) during the walk. Passing through the settlements of Benkar and Monjo, we eventually arrive at the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. We still have a last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche. Following the trail ascending through the forests and bridges and overlooking the beautiful views of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse, we continue our journey towards Namche. Namche is the gateway to Mount Everest and is also the main trading center of the region. We check into the guesthouse and stay there overnight lodge.

Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Today is going to be a rest day at Namche. But, as our Health Experts suggest, we need to stay active and moving during the rest days instead of being idle. Hence, we either take a day hike to Thame or visit Khunde for purpose of proper acclimatization. We can even stay at Namche and explore the Bazaar itself. You can visit the Tourist Visitor Center near the Headquarter of Sagarmatha National Park where you can observe an assortment of things which are related to the First Everest Climbers and Sherpa Culture. We stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Namche to Dole (4110m) – 6 Hours
Today, we climb steeply out of Namche Bazaar up to the Kyangjuma villagefrom where we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku and Amadablam. We pass through Mong La and stop at its top to enjoy the grandstanding views of surrounding snowcapped mountains and valleys while we have our lunch. We will get chance to observe various flora and fauna including wildflowers and rhododendrons. We finally reach Dole, where we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m) – 5 Hours From Dole, we head towards Machhermo today. Our trail is not going to be that strenuous and you will have opportunity to enjoy the amazingly spectacular natural beauty on the way. You can also observe the excellent views of mountains including Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku.We reach at Machhermo after the walk of about five hours. We stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m) – 5 Hours
From Machhermo, we move onwards along various lakes on the way. Continuing gradually uphill, we reach Gokyo for our lunch. We stay overnight at the camp at lodge.

Day 09: Acclimatization at Gokyo Valley
We will have a full rest day or an acclimatization day at Gokyo. We can grasp the opportunity to observe ThonakTsho (the Fourth Lake) and NgozumaTsho (the Fifth Lake). The interested ones can even climb on a hill at the edge of the lakes to get the astounding views of great peaks including Mount Everes, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Gyachung, Makalu and Nuptse. We can witness the fabulous views of Cho Oyu Base Camp and Ngazumpa Glacier (the biggest glacier in the world) from the northern part of the fifth lake. We stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and to Thaknak (4750m) – 5 Hours
Today, we hike up to Gokyo Ri for our ultimate goal to see the wonderful views of Himalayas including Mount Everest. If the weather is fine, you can spend few hours at the top of Gokyo Ri. We then descend to Thaknak where we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Thaknak to Chola Pass (5367m) to Dzongla (4830m) – 8 Hours
Cho La pass is another show up for this Trek and today is going to be the toughest day for us. We have to start early in the morning. Actually the pass is not difficult in itself but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. So, we need to be careful this day. The awesome views of Amadablam over a range of mountains on the south along with Cholatseon the west and Lobuche East and Baruntsecan be enjoyed. We then trek to Dzonglawhich is another beautiful place with a complete view of Cholatse, Amadablam, and Lobuche. We stay overnight at a very basic lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4940m) – 3 Hours
Today's walk is going to be a bit shorter relatively. We would get more time to observe and relax as we climb down from Dzongla to Lobuche. The panoramic views of Lobuche, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kangtegaon the way can allure anyone. We stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m) to Everest Base Camp (5364m) and return back to Gorakshep – 8 Hours Today is going to be another big and difficult day trek along the Khumbu Glacier and up to the Everest Base Camp. You can get the closest view of Mount Everest from Khumbu Glacier and EBC. After spending little time at EBC, we track back to Gorakshep, where we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 14: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche (4280m) – 8 Hours
Actually, this day is going to be one of the most difficult yet rewarding treks. We make an early start to reach the best viewpoint of Kalapatthar. You can get the amazing mountain panorama from this viewpoint. After enjoying the amazing views from Kalapatthar, we return back to Pheriche. We stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 15: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche and then to Namche (3400m) – 6 Hours
From Pheriche, we take slightly different route down to Orsho today. We reach Pangboche where you can explore the oldest monastery in the region. The monastery is said to contain the scalp and bones of abominable snowman Yeti. We leave Tyangboche Monastery and finally arrive at Namche. We stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 16: Trek from Namche to Lukla – 7 Hours
From Namche, we return back to Lukla. With this, we mark end of our trekking. We stay overnight at lodge.

Day 17: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
We get the scheduled morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. The flight is going to be very scenic and adventurous. On arriving Kathmandu, you can take your time to go for your last minute shopping or you can choose to explore the city even more. We stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 18: Final Departure
We are saying good bye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.

Cost Details

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car/van/Bus.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Two night's tourist standard Hotel in Katmandu with breakfast basis.
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals During Trek: Your standard meals in mountain (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking. Tea or coffee four times a day in cup during the trek
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashipati Temple
  • Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking permit: 'Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. And Everest National park permits
  • Toilet paper during the trek
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car/.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket From Kathmandu to Lukla / Kahtmandu . Including airport Tax.
  • Guide: An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide,
  • Porters: Experience Trekking Porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And all Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter. (Guide flight Katmandu / Lukla/ Katmandu.)
  • Adventure Certificate: Our Company provides Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company. Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge
  • Drop to airport by car/van/Bus

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu). Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.


Size of group: 1-12 people          

Highest-Point: 5,545m/18,192ft

 Destination: Nepal        

Fitness level: Moderate 

 Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal  

 Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal                      

 Selected Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek                 

 Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek                  

Trip Introduction

On 18 days Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek we experience the astounding iconic mountain views including Mount Everest and the glimpses of the life of the world famous Sherpa people (the climbers) after entering Sagarmatha National Park,a highest world heritage tour site of high altitude Himalayan Buddhist monasteries before accomplishing our unleash goal-reaching Everest Base Camp of the world's tallest peak ,Everest. Trip to the popular Everest Base Camp also provides us the lifetime opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary set off to in 1953.

Our 16 days itinerary of Everest Base Camp Trek is designed for those trekkers who are in good physical shape with good health. Some time if you wish to take much challenge and trek off the beaten trail, then Everest Base Camp Trek to Gokyo Lake valley via alternative Chola Pass would be ideal. Another option for trekkers with limit experienced time would be 14 day Everest Base Camp

We will be staying at Hotel International Guest House,a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu; and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis during the trek. Twin sharing or Single supplement will be served in Kahmandu.

Nepal Base Camp Treks will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

  • Meals
  • All menu selected meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome dinner with typical cuisine and Menu selected farewell dinners. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the same tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
  • Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
  • 16 days Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate for those travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours (10-15km) a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Everest trek by morning jogging and 1 hours exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Himalayan Glacier before booking the trek.
  • Best Time to Travel to Everest Base Camp Trek
  • The best time to trek to the Everest Base Camp is spring (March to May) and autumn (October to first week of December). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing panorama views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.


S.N. Trip Trip Dates Price Space Lece  
1. Everest Base Camp Chola pass until 31st Dec/2017   1-10 Book Now
Manual Note

Your safety during the journey is of paramount concern while traveling with Nepal Base Camp Treks and note that turbulent and cloudy weather is regular phenomenon along the Himalayas ranges and possibility of domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu may have to be delayed for few hours or even canceled for a day.

Any Weather conditions and health condition of a group member, or unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the tentative itinerary. NBCT leader will try to ensure your trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if any required.

As a safeguard we recommend you to add a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

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