Everest Chola Pass Trek is a Challenging high Pass over 5000m Between Gokyo and Everest Base Camp. This is the most adventurous and thrilling trekking in the Everest region. It offers a unique experience walking through the Adventure and High Passes with the beautiful sceneries all over the trekking. You will collect lifetime memory during trekking with the beautiful mountain, lush forest, and unique culture of Sherpa tribes. While crossing high passes of the route provides divine pleasure to the visitor. The trek is one of the well-known trekking trails in the Everest region. You will have an opportunity to look at two beautiful glaciers which is the Khumbu glacier in EBC and Nazumpa glacier in the Gokyo valley.
Chola Pass Trek is a beautiful journey towards the home of the Sherpa people. For the adventurous trekker, it is a superb opportunity that offers the views of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar. You are going to visit many beautiful places in the Khumbu region on this trekking route. We will visit one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in this area. This famous route leads us through the Sagarmatha national park with a variety of flora, fauna, and infrequent wild animals. Trek in this route takes through the lush forest of rhododendron and pine forest, across a waterfall, and Buddhist flags.
Trekking in the Himalayan body needs a good level of solid diet and hygienic food and better sleep to keep us strong and active. In the Himalayan region, you will get everywhere lodge, tea-house, or home-stay where you will spend nights, having lunch, meal, and breakfast too. Tea-house and lodge make the journey an even more classical experience you will get while spending the night. For finding the hotels in the high Himalayan land you don’t need to trouble much which means you can find all the types of hotels which are fit your budget. With the basic accommodation and food, services will provide in such tea houses.
All the lodges are very much neat and clean and they provide delicious food with a warm welcome. There you will get Nepalese, Tibetan, and the common continental food according to your order. As the altitude will increase the menu and the price of the food also get limited and expensive. This trek is very convenient but it might be a bit different from the city’s area and in some places, you might have to eat only Nepalese food. We maybe spend two to three nights in Kathmandu valley and the rest night we will spend in Himalayan land. During the time of trekking, you will have breakfast and dinner in the lodge where you spend nights and for lunch, you will be eaten at one of the trailside restaurants.
Trekking permit and TIM card in the most essential things for trekking and without a trekking permit you cannot get permission to enter here. Local governments have forbidden all the area. This area is located in the Sagarmatha national park which is why you have to take Permit. For a permit card, there is nothing difficult just you have to give a photocopy of your passport and two passport-sized photos. You will easily get permits at the entrance of the Khumbu region. You will also get a trekking permit. Altogether you have to take 3 trekking permits a TIMS Card, National Park Permit, and a Local RM Card.
There are three months March, April, and May which are very much perfect for trekking on this route. You are going trekking everywhere the first things are you have to know about the best season. If you trek in the spring season then you will get a chance to see the lush forest of rhododendron with red-colored which itself is the best experience and the rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal. The spring season is also called the blooming season which is why you will get a chance to flower everywhere along the route. It is more overcrowded than another season.
This trekking can be undertaken during winter when the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone. Every trekker from all over the world has a dream of trekking in the Everest region. While trekking in the winter season, you have to keep an extra sleeping bag with you because we never know when the weather will change. In the spring season, the clear weather allows trekkers to make the most of their memory in the beautiful place of the Khumbu region. You want to escape from the crowded the December to February is the ideal month to go but in winter you must not cover many things because the winter days are too short.
Geographically, this is the most challenging trekking route in the Everest region. This is a very serious adventure with its high pass crossing where you will step at the base camp of the top of the world along with the Kala Pattar hike with exciting challenges. You have to walk for nearly half an hour over the iced trails which have many chances to have altitude sickness. It will be best if you travel during the month to complete the task with less difficulty. For trekking, you have good physical fitness, and health is required to go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Namche, we return back to Lukla. With this, we mark end of our trekking. We stay overnight at lodge
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.
We are saying goodbye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.
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 lunch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan Durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of the Living goddess.