Everest Chola Pass Trek-18 days
Everest Cho-la Pass Trek is a contemporary trekking trail in the Everest region. Comparatively more challenging and strenuous this path offers you more adventures than that of any other trekking trails. This fortune is the best opportunity to get into the lifestyle of the local Sherpa inhabitants that seem much unspoiled and inspiring as well. The temples and monasteries reflect unique cultures and traditions that these people have successively being able to preserve till date.
Everest Cho-la Pass Trek is eye catching sights of alluring birds, descent wild lives, lush forest of Rhododendron and Juniper are the major attractions of the trek. A further ahead, and youll be watching some of the hilarious mountain peaks of the country such as Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Cho Oyu [8,201m], Mt. Nuptse [7,855m], Mt. Pumori [7,161m], Mt. Changaste [7,550m], Mt. Lingterin [6,679m], Mt. Ama Dablam [6,856m], Mt. Thamserku [6,723m], Mt. Kangtega [6,685m], Mt. Kusum Khagaru [6,367m], Mt. Kongde [6,011m], Mt. Khumbila [5,761m], Mt. Twache [6,367m], Mt. Cholaste [6,335m], Island Peak [6,179m], Lobuche Peak [6,145m], Pokalde Peak [5,806m], Honku South Peak [6,119m] and the beautiful Gokyo Lake.
The beautiful Gokyo Lake that Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Trek takes you to is a pleasing complimentary that this particular trek provides. Gokyo RI [5,350m], Cho La Pass [5,420m] the lake itself and Kalapatthar [5,545m] are the loveliest viewpoints there.
Everest Chola Pass Trek begins with Kathmandu Sightseeing which takes us to UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the valley. Then, we take a short scenic flight to Lukla. Lukla itself is one of the major attractions of this trek.
We spend the first night at Phakding, After Phakding, we slowly trek to Namche getting into Sagarmatha National Park ( UNESCO World Heritage Site). Sagarmatha National Park is an abode to a great variety of Himalayan flora fauna. We visit Tibetan Market, Sherpa Cultural Museum and Hotel Everest View which offers us magnificent view of Mt. Everest.
After our Acclamatization at Namche, we continue our trek to Gokyo Valley through Machhermo. Gokyo Lake, entire Gokyo Valley and Gokyo ri are major attractions of Gokyo. Gokyo ri offers us dazzling views of giant peaks of Everest region including Mt. Everest.
Now, we head for Chola Pass. Chola pass is one of the highest passes in the world. The trail is adventurous and challenging. After crossing Cho La Pass, we trek to Gorekh Shep via Lobuche. We climb Kalapatthar and celebrate breathtaking views of mountain peaks. We trek to Everest Base Camp and capture mesmerizing summits.
Backtracking, we trek down to Lobuche, Namche and Lukla. We take a short and scenic flight to Kathmandu and end our trek.
Major Highlights of Everest Chola Pass Trek
- Kathmandu World Heritage sites ( Swyombhunath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath)
- Scenic Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Lukla and Namche Bazar
- Sagramatha National Park, Himalayan flora and fauna
- Gokyo ri, Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lake
- Chola Pass [5,420m), one of the hoghest passes in the world
- Kalapatthar, the best view point in Everesr Region trekkking in Nepal
- Everest Base Camp, the world higest base camp
- Mountain views : Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Cho Oyu [8,201m], Mt. Nuptse [7,855m], Mt. Pumori [7,161m], Mt. Changaste [7,550m], Mt. Lingterin [6,679m], Mt. Ama Dablam [6,856m], Mt. Thamserku [6,723m], Mt. Kangtega [6,685m], Mt. Kusum Khagaru [6,367m], Mt. Kongde [6,011m], Mt. Khumbila [5,761m], Mt. Twache [6,367m], Mt. Cholaste [6,335m], Island Peak [6,179m], Lobuche Peak [6,145m], Pokalde Peak [5,806m], Honku South Peak [6,119m]
We will offer three star accommodation in Kathmandu . If you want to upgrade the accommodation, you have to pay some extra. Mountain accommodation during the trekking days will be very ordinary and basic. All accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. Single supplementary has to pay extra. We spend the night at lodges and guesthouses. We occasionally get attached bathrooms. eNepaltour Pvt. Ltd. tries its best to book the A grade accommodation in the mountain prior to the trekking unlike other populated regions.
We provide only breakfast in Kathmandu and during the trekking days. In the trekking days, you pick up the item mentioned in the menu at the lodge or guesthouse and you will enjoy it. Sometimes, in a big group, you may have buffet service too. This takes place especially in peak season (Sept-Nov). Breakfast will be provided at the guesthouse where we spent the night, lunch somewhere in the middle of the next destination and dinner at the guesthouse where we stay tonight. We offer you typical organic Nepali cushion which are really amazing. One item of meal costs between3-9 USD ijn this trekking route.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.
The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Also majority of the trekkers find Spring best time for Everest Chola Pass Trekking since they love to see flowering rhododendron.
Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks.
Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.
Physical Condition and Experience
Those who can walk 4-7 hours in the mountain can do this trek. Everest Chola PassTrekking is a challenging trek in Everest Region Trekking in Nepal . Regular exercise, jogging and short hiking enhance your stamina and confidence. Prior trekking experience and technical skills are recommended for Everest Chola Pass Trekking. These prior skills will be an asset for it.
Getting to the trailhead and Away
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is short 35 minutes flight. Lukla is the beginning point of Everest Chola Pass Trekking. We again end our Everest Chola Pass Trekking at Lukla and take a scenic flight to Kathmandu.
Threats and Safety
We do not really face such terrible threats during this trekking. However, in few cases, we have to experience some slippery and steep trail. From Thangank, we head to cross Chola Pass, this part of trail is a bit challenging and slippery too. Frozen ice is sometimes a great threat to us. For this, you need to have treking poles and proper trekking or hiking boots. We do not face any glaciers and avalenches in Everest Chola Pass Trekking. . Otherwise, we will clebrate beautiful and pleasant and adventurous trek in the lap of mighty mountains.
There are few cases the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness. It may be because dehydration and lack of stamina. Sometimes, we have the problem of food poison too. Report it to you trekking leader or guide if you have any health inconveniences. You will immediately be rescued. Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep.
Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.
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Day 1: Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Day 2: Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek
Day 3: Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours
Day 4: Day 04 - Trek from Phakding to Namche [3,440m/11,280ft] that takes 6 and a half hours. Teahouse overnight
Day 5: Day 05 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours
Day 6: Day 06 - Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 7: Day 07 - Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 8: Day 08 - Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) Duration: 4 hrs
Day 9: Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization and exploration day
Day 10: Day 10: Gokyo – Gokyo Ri (5,330 m/17,483 ft) – Tagnag, (4750 m/15,580 ft): 6km, 5-6 hrs
Day 11: Day 11: Tagnag - Cho-la Pass (5367 m/17,604 ft) - Dzonglha (4830m/15,845ft): 14km, 9-10 hrs
Day 12: Day 12: Dzonglha - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 6km, 3-4 hrs
Day 13: Day 13: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,930ft) - Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft): Gorak Shep, 14km, 8-10 hrs
Day 14: Day 14 - Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours
Day 15: Day 15 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
Day 16: Day 16 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
Day 17: Day 17 : Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 18: Day 18: Farewell
Day 19: Day 19 : Final departure
Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport [Kathmandu] and transfer to your hotel at kathmandu stay overnight. 1Our representative will receive you at the airport and trasafer to the hotel. After you get refressed, we have a short orientation meeting introducing guide, porter and the description about the trip. We also prepare the necessary equipment. Be with 3 passport size photographs, passport and travel insurance.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for the Trek
We begin our valley sightseeing after breakfast at around 8. This is a guided sightseeing. We have a van or car and a professional city guide.Our visit is to UNESCO World Heritage sites located withn the valley like Pashupatinath, Swyombbunath, Bouddhanath, Patan etc. We have lunch during our tour. After lunch we still continue our city tour and we end today's tour at around 4. In the evening, we can get the equipments that we require during the trek.
Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft (Walking Distance: 8 KM) Duration: 3 hours
It is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes. The take off takes place from Tribhuwan International Airport domestic. Sometimes, we have our flights disturbed due to unfavorable weather condition. For this we have to be patient.
Upon our arrival at Lukla airport, we meet our entire team and alongwith porters and we begin trekkking to Phakding. Phakding is located at the lower elevation than Lukla. This trek today is on the flat and descent. Teahouse Overnight at Phakding.
Day 04 - Trek from Phakding to Namche [3,440m/11,280ft] that takes 6 and a half hours. Teahouse overnight
We begin today's trek after breakfast. Today, we enter into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located at the highest elevation in the world. Jorsalle is the entry point where we get our National Park Entry checked. Then, the trail ascends to a suspension bridge. After suspension bridge, the trail is all the way up and steep and we finally gey Namche. Teahouse overnight at Namche.
Day 05 - Acclimatization Day - Hike to Everest View Hotel (Walking Distance: 3-4 KM) Duration: 3-4 Hours
Acclamatization at Namche is very crucial. If we go quickly to the higher elevation in the mountain, we may get altitude sickness. Today, we take a walk around Namche , walk upto Hotel Everest view and also visit Sherpa International Museum. Besides, we explore beautiful Khumjung village. Teahouse overnight at Namche.
Day 06 - Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Today, we divide the trail going to Everest Base Camp. We leave this trail and head to Dole. Now, we begin to climb. Rhododendron and juniper are dominant in today’s trekking. We also encounter with several high pasture lands and kharkas. Finally we get Dole where we get a few lodges and tea houses where we spend overnight. Twache and Kumbila are major highlighting views of todays trek. Overnight at teahouse at Dole.
Day 07 - Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 5 hrs
We still enjoy pleasant juniper today. We encounter with several steep trails today while finally leads to Machhermo. Machhermo is the place where Yeti killed three yaks and it also attacked a Sherpa from the same village. Overnight at Teahouse at Machhermo.
Day 08 - Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) Duration: 4 hrs
Today’s trek is relatively shorter and more pleasant. We climb the ridge and the ridge widens and offers the breathtaking views of Cho you (8201m). We greatly celebrate this view and further continue our trek to Gokyo. On the way, we view Ngozumpa Glacier. The smaller lakes lead finally to Gokyo lake which is the most astounding one. Overnight at Teahouse at Gokyo.
Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization and exploration day
We acclimatize today exploring this mesmerizing valley and the lakes. We basically enjoy the afternoon sitting in the sun by the Gokyo Lake and capture beautiful pictures. Overnight at guest house at Gokyo.
Day 10: Gokyo – Gokyo Ri (5,330 m/17,483 ft) – Tagnag, (4750 m/15,580 ft): 6km, 5-6 hrs
We rise up Early and climb up to the Gokyo-Ri, for extraordinary view of Mahalangur Himalayan range, it takes around 2hrs climb to the top of the peak, providing a superb view of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawache & a great looking of Ngozumpa glacier a largest glacier in Nepal. Then, we have breakfast at Gokyo and continue our trekking to Tagnag. The trail from Gokyo to Tagnag is all the way flat. Overnight at guesthouse at Tangnag.
Day 11: Tagnag - Cho-la Pass (5367 m/17,604 ft) - Dzonglha (4830m/15,845ft): 14km, 9-10 hrs
Today, we have a challenging trek to cross Cho La Pass. The trail is slippery sometimes, we need good trekking boots and trekking poles. Warm jackets, cap, sunglasses and gloves and socks are required for this pass. After crossing Cho La Pass, we arrive at Dzonglha. Overnight at guesthouse at Dzonglha.
Day 12: Dzonglha - Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 6km, 3-4 hrs
We continue our trek to Lobucge from Dzonglha. The trail is flat. We trek enjoying glaciers and mountain views. Overnight at guest house at Lobuche.
Day 13: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5,160m/16,930ft) - Base Camp (5,364m/17,594ft): Gorak Shep, 14km, 8-10 hrs
We today have to work a bit harder comparing to other days. We have to go to Everest Base Camp first then we get back to Gorekhshep for overnight stay. We witness magnificent views of giant peaks including Loatse, Nupse and other minor peaks. But in fact, we cannot capture Mt. Everest from Everest Base Camp. Teahouse overnight at GorekhShep.
Day 14 - Gorakshep - Kala Pathar (5545m/18188ft) - Pheriche (4210m) (Distance: 13-14 KM) 7 Hours
Today, we climb Kalapatthar and celebrate stunning sunrise and awe-inspiring mountain views including Mt. Everest, Pumori and so on. It is windy at the top normally. We spend around 15 minutes at the top of Kalapatthar and walk down to Gorekh Shep and trek down to Periche. Teahouse overnight at Periche
Day 15 - Pheriche to Namche (3440m/11283ft) (Walking Distance: 14-15 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
This trail all the way back to Namche. For this , we follow the heading to Tengboche and then Namche. We still enjoy our walk through Sagarmatha National Park. Teahouse Overnight at Namche.
Day 16 - Namche to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (Walking Distance: 18-19 KM) Duration: 7 Hours
Today, we leave Namche, the gateway to Everest region. Gradually, we also say good bye to Sagarmatha National Park and finally arrive at Lukla. We celebrate our victory over this adventurous trek here at Lukla in the evening and look forward for the next day flight to Kathmandu.
Day 17 : Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu
This is a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. Upon your arrival, our representative will be there and you will be transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Farewell
According to your international flight schedule, we drop you at the 2 hours earlier so that you will be able to catch up your scheduled flight. This is the day to say good bye to you but it doesn’t mean that you won’t come back to Nepal again.
Day 19 : Final departure
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Duration: 17 nights/ 18 days
Trip Grade: Challenging
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: Minimum 2 - Maximum 12 People
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
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