Nepal Base Camp Treks (P) Ltd GOVT. Lic No: 124861 / 071 / 072, Pan No: 602399393
  • Destination
  • Region
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate/High Pass
  • Mode of Trip: Tea-House / Lodge Basis.
  • Highest elevation: 5364m.
  • Mode of Transport:Both Domestic Flight
  • Best Time: September to November and March to May
  • Group Size: 02 Trekkers
  • Start/End Point: Lukla to Lukla

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.

The Accommodation of Everest Chola Pass Trek

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.

Everest Chola Pass Trekking permit

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.

Best season Everest Base Cam Chola Pass Trek.

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.

How Difficulty is Everest Chola Pass Trek?

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.

Details Itinerary of Everest Chola Pass Trek

Day : 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.

Full Board Package Start

Day 01: 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 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m) – 5-6 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 03: 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 04: Trek from Namche to Dole (4110m) – 6-7 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 05: 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 06: 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 07: 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 08: 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 09: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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.

Full Board Package Service Finish

Day : Final Departure

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.

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 lunch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan Durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of the Living goddess.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus
  • Both Way Domestic Flight Fair Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu include Breakfast
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with cup of tea or Coffee)
  • All Trekking Permit and Paper work as Sagarmath National Park Permit and Local Permit
  • Local Transportation
  • All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance etc
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation
  • 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

Cost Includes

  • Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi- Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

The Map of Everest Cho La Pass Trek

Tour Cost Including:

  • Domestic airport transportation anytime arrive/departure
  • 14-nights normal twin sharing accommodations on trek including 2nights in Kathmandu
  • Around flight fares Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • All necessary trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS or Sherpa fees)
  • Best trekking guide from Lukla or Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Strong local porters/supporters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) from Lukla
  • Guide and porters expenses with their salaries, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) at your choice with Tea/Coffee /Lemon Honey Tea
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies and energy bars)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment such as the down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag/daysacks
  • Everest Base Camp Route Map

Tour Excluding Following Services

  • Visa fee
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara City
  • Personal Travelling Insurance
  • All expenses (not mentioned) during the trek
  • wifi, drinking water, hot water to take shower during the trek
  • Tip for tour guide & porters

2. Standard Package

Tour Cost Including

  • Meals at your choice 3time a day(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner w/ tea or coffee or green tea more options) during the trek
  • Fourteen night Tourist Standard hotels accommodation during the trek
  • A round flight fares (Kathmandu-Lukla & back to Kathmandu
  • One English Speaking Trekking guide from Kathmandu to Kathmandu with all his expenses
  • Everest (Saagarmatha National Park Fees and Sherpa local state fees at Lukla)
  • Seasonal fruits and dry fruits, nuts, cookies during the trek
  • Equipment provided by NBC: Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, Duffel bag in group, day-sacks, day-pack, trekking pole and have to be return after trip completion

Tour Excluding Following Services

  • Visa fee
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara City
  • Personal Travelling Insurance
  • All expenses (not mentioned) during the trek
  • wifi, drinking water, hot water to take shower during the trek
  • Tip for tour guide & porters

Cost & Date

Client Reviews

Lyle Clancy

Brisbane Australia

In October 2014, 2015 I completed another wonderful family trek in Nepal to Langtang and Gosainkund lakes thanks to Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks”. I first met Sappa in 2008 on a family Gokyo Lakes Trek and EBC Trek. At that time, I was greatly impressed by the highly professional approach he took to mountain guiding. I’m very happy to report that in 2014 nothing has changed. Sappa continues to maintain an exceptionally high standard of service and this together with his warm, generous and engaging personality ensured everyone in our party had an amazing time during their visit to Nepal.

We were treated to fantastic traditional Nepalese food and cultural performances at welcoming and farewell dinners in Kathmandu; expertly and safely guided over 14 days of trekking through an incredibly beautiful landscape; and provided with detailed and knowledgeable commentary during our tours of all the main sites around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. I’m very happy to report that the organisation of our transport, sightseeing, accommodation and trekking arrangements was first rate and that over three weeks everything ran very smoothly indeed. Overall, Sappa‘s vast guiding experience and mountain knowledge ensured that our itinerary was structured in such a way that it provided us with a good deal of flexibility and ample time to absorb the magnificent mountain views while trekking, as well as not being rushed on our tours of Kathmandu and surrounds.

On this trip, a few in our party were first time trekkers. What a fantastic introduction to trekking in the Nepal Himalaya they received thanks to the great care and attention to every little detail provided by Sappa and his fabulous support crew Manoj, Shankar and Suraj. Thank you Sappa,for also keeping up the tradition of supplying us with bananas and chocolate bars. I must also mention that the pomegranate seeds the crew provided to us on our way to Langtang was an unexpected but greatly appreciated treat. Importantly, from a safety aspect, we were more than pleased to find that Nepal Base Camp Treks used modern four wheel drive vehicles to take us to the start of our trek in Syabrubesi and also for the return journey from Dhunche. We were also very impressed to observe that Sappa and his company take very good care of their support crews.

If you are planning to visit Nepal, I have no hesitation in recommending Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks” for trouble free trekking and touring. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait for my next trek with Sappa, which will be around Manaslu trek.

Christian Bank


German Language: Wir haben mit Sappa und einem Träger im Mai 2011 eine elftägige Trekking Tour durch die Langtang und Helambu Region gemacht. Wir sind das Langtang Tal von Syrabrubesi bis Kanjin Gompa hoch gewandert und dann über die Gosainkunde Seen, den Laurebina Pass und die Helambu Region nach Kathmandu zurückgekehrt. Der Trek war einfach wundervoll! Er führt durch verschiedene Vegetationszonen mit reicher Flora und Fauna und überwältigenden Aussichten auf die Gipfel des Himalaya. Darüber hinaus bot der Trek einen tiefen Einblick die die Tamang Kultur und das Leben und die Tradition der nepalesischen und tibetanischen Bevölkerung.

Sappa ist ein sehr erfahrener Führer, der die Gegend sehr gut kennt. Er verstand es perfekt, die Länge der täglichen Etappen und die Trekkinggeschwindigkeit auf unsere Wünsche und Bedürfnisse anzupassen und war insbesondere ein guter Ratgeber bei Fragen zur Höhenkrankheit. Sappa hat sich um alle Angelegenheiten mit den Lodges, den örtlichen Behörden, den Taxi- und Busfahrern etc. gekümmert. Er hat alle unsere Fragen zu den verschiedenen Bergketten und -gipfeln zur Länge der Auf- und Abstiege und zu den anderen Details der Gegend bereitwillig und mit großer Begeisterung beantwortet. Es war eine große Freude, ihm bei den Anekdoten aus dem Leben der Nepalesen, der Religion, Politik und Natur zuzuhören. Mit seiner Begeisterung und seinem Humor hat Sappa den Trek zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis gemacht. Wir können Sappa als erfahrenen, verständnisvollen und sympathischen Führer uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Nach den elf Tagen in der Einsamkeit des Himalaya ist aus unserem Führer ein Freund geworden.”

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Adriano Rosa

Curitiba – Brasil

Sappa é o cara. Visitei o Nepal em duas ocasiões. Na primeira ele foi meu guia no circuito Annapurna, onde caminhamos por 21 dias. Na segunda ele nos guiou nos treks Langtang, Gosainkunda e Helambu por 17 dias. Alem disso, ele foi nosso guia no trek Cheppang Hills. Como se não bastasse, fizemos também o clássico Base Camp Everest partindo de Jiri e passando por Renjo La e Cho La, em 24 dias com o seu irmão Lako. O Nepal é um pais maravilhoso e a companhia de um guia como Sappa fez toda a diferença, pois ele nos explicou muito sobre a cultura local, religião, situação política/conflitos no pais e como funciona a sociedade no Nepal em geral. Ele fala muito bem inglês, é muito bem humorado e as risadas estão garantidas. Pra resumir, você começa a trilha com um guia e termina com um amigo. Recomendo-o sem hesitar. Se tiver perguntas pode me escrever.