Chola Pass Trek

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Gokyo Chola Pass Trip Summary

    1. Chola Pass Hike Duration: 15 Days
    2. Chola Pass Trek difficulty: Moderate adventure
    3. Chola Pass Altitude: 5,550m / 18,210 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 15 People
    6. Mode of Trip: Guest House
    7. Best Time to Explore: March, April, May, October, November and December
    8. Foods on Trek route: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

Overview

The Gokyo Chola pass trek integrated with the base camp trail gives a chance to investigate the way of life of Himalayan Sherpa people, their religion, traditions, and conventions. Gokyo lakes to Everest base camp & Kala Patthar crossing Chola pass is a standout amongst the most requested hikes & prescribes for experienced trekkers.

Everest base camp Chola pass Gokyo Lake trek is awesome as is simply classified under the popular treks in Everest area and has an impressive route. Journey to Cho La is miraculous follow the footsteps of Edmund Hillary – Tenzing Sherpa and ends with an ascent of Kala Patthar hill station. Kala Patthar is a little peak, a hill station to watch the sunrise sunset of Mount Everest, Mt. Makalu, Nuptse, and many other tallest mountains in a range.

Furthermore Chola trek route takes you to the best scenery of Mt. Everest at 8848m, Mt Lhotse at 8,516m, Cho Oyu at 8,201m, Pumori at 7161m, Nuptse at 7,855m, Lingterin at 6,679m, Mt.Changaste at 7,550m, Mt.Thamserku 6723m. In addition, you can see Mount Kantega at 6685m, Amadablam at 6856m, Kusum Khagaru at 6367m, Kongde at 6011m, Khumbila at 5761m (God of the Khumbu), Cholaste at 6335m, Twache peak 6367m, Island peak 6179m, Lobuche peak 6145m, Pokalde peak 5806m, Honku south peak 6119m.

Gokyo lakes trek

Moreover, this hike goes straight up to cross magnificent valleys, completely clear blue-green flawless lakes, world’s greatest ice icy mass called Ngozumpa icy mass overwhelmed by closest heaps of Everest mountain extend. Blue Gokyo lakes are a heavenly journey put for both Hindu & Buddhist people.

Trek to be is in Sagarmatha national park, listed in UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal. As you trek over Chola Pass, tourists can see the best view of the highest mountain in the world, such as Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. Everest Icefall – frozen waterfall and glacier pinnacles soaring to incredible height before reaching Basecamp.

Cho la pass

Hike to Everest Base Camp passing Cho la route provides you with a thrilling adventure of a lifetime suitable for professional walkers looking for something challenging. As it is a tough trek route, we recommend it only for experienced trekkers who already have some trips in Nepal.

Hiking clockwise from Gokyo Lakes to Chola Pass presents a tougher challenge due to steep and slippery trail conditions compared to other routes. We regularly seek feedback from our clients upon their return to Kathmandu regarding the difficulty level of Chola Pass. Consistently, their experiences align, noting it as a more adventurous and challenging route, especially compared to the Lobuche to Chola Pass direction.

To ensure a better holiday experience, we prioritize visiting the Everest Base Camp first before crossing the pass to Gokyo Lakes. Our program is designed to incorporate ample rest days and a gradual ascent, allowing for acclimatization to higher altitudes. This approach aims to make this journey more manageable and enjoyable for our trekkers.

Gokyo 5th lake trekking

How much does for Gokyo Chola Pass Trek Package Cost?

The cost of the Gokyo Valley – Chola Pass trek package with a Gokyo Treks local agency ranges between US$ 1098 to US$ 1599. Obviously, the Chola pass trek cost will vary as per the group size you are traveling to and the service/accommodation type you choose for. Basically, it covers your transportation, flight cost, permit, Guide/porter, accommodation…etc.

We have also discount deals for hiking group leaders. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) on your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike etc via Chola pass for free.

However, we basically arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private hiking tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

It’s a standard trip package price for 14 days EBC chola pass gokyo trek in the Everest. If you are 2 people Chola pass trek cost US$ 1325 for 14 days trek as per the above plan. We can modify the trek route and the price as per your wish. Here is the price list for the Gokyo Chola Pass hike.

Price Per Person for 14 days Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1599
2 PersonUS$ 1325
3 PersonUS$ 1325
4 to 6 personUS$ 1270
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 1199
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 1098

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.

Itinerary

Gokyo – Chola pass trek itinerary details

Hike at Gokyo lake Chola pass cross through magnificent valleys, completely clear blue-green flawless lakes, the world’s greatest ice icy mass called Ngozumpa glacier icy mass overwhelmed by closest heaps of Everest mountain extend. Gokyo Lakes is a heavenly journey put for both Hindu and Buddhist individuals. The trek should be possible whenever with the exception of winter consistently.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle and transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu. Our representative will brief you on Gokyo to Chola pass and base camp trek information.

02 Day Fly to Lukla airport in Nepal (2,840m/9,318 feet). Trek to Bengkar (2,630m/8,629 feet), 4 hours

We take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla runway, take breakfast and start our trek to Phakding village. Trek follows with a gentle climb up mountainside on a left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla is a tiny acme is standing at an altitude of 5,885 meters next to you on the opposite side of the river bank. Hike across Ghat, Phakding, and Tok Tok tiny Sherpa villages, and finally, we reach Bengkar settlements.

Lukla airport

03 Day Namche Bazaar trekking (3,440m/11,286 feet), 4 hours

We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; crossing a stream to reach Monjo. Monjo is a small village that offers several nice lodges. Visit the Sagarmatha National Park office where we pass the check post checking a park entrance fee. We follow the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Cross over the Hillary bridge, the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. On the way in between the pine forest, we have a splendid view of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.) mountains. Namche Bazaar is situated on the lap of Khumbila Peak, a vibrant and colorful Sherpa town. It is also famous as a central area for selling food, trekking gear, and other necessary goods.

Namche bazaar, Everest
04 Day Khumjung village trek (3,780m/12,402 feet) via Syangboche hill, 3 hours

Khumjung village tourWe start with a steep one-hour climb to the Syangboche airstrip. Hike the Syangeboche airport runway at 3,780m and slow ascent to Khunde passing numerous stone Buddhist Chorten. In the meantime visit Syangeboche hilltop to get an excellent view of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde mountains.

In addition, there are also some snowy mountains that are visible at 360 deg angles just before Khumjung village. It is the largest village in Khumbu, at the foothill of the sacred Khumbila peak. Visit the Khumjung monastery, and Khunde Hospital, and explore the entire Khumjung, the oldest Sherpa community on Everest. Follow the Khumjung Monastery trail which offers Yeti Scalp.

05 DayTrek to Dhole village (4,110m/13,485 feet), 5-6 hours
Dhole village, Solukhumbu, Nepal

Continue trek to Dhole by following the same route to Base camp until Sanasa, and the trail ascends to Mong la 4000 meters. From the Mong La hilltop, you will see panoramic views of various mountains. You trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dhole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens.

06 DayTrek to Machherma village (4,470m/14,666 feet), 3-4 hours

Macherma village, Solukhumbu, NepalAfter Dhole, the trek leads regularly along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements, yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. An excellent Cho Oyu mountain view is just ahead of you, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku.

07 DayGokyo lakes trek (4,790m/15,716 feet), 4-5 hours

 Gokyo lakeLater Macherma, the voyage leads over a very scenic trail to Pangka, descend slightly, following one of the melt-water Rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We ascend rocky mountains into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We soon arrive at the second Gokyo Lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5,420m). The third lake known as Dudh Pokhari will appear and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Walk along with the Gokyo Lake corner, you can reach the Gokyo resorts.

08 DayGokyo Ri hikes (5,357m/17,576 feet). Trek to Thagnag/Dragnag (4,700m/15,421 feet), 5-6 hours.

Gokyo riThis Gokyo valley is amazing that has a business exchange center where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers. Lakes at Gokyo is situated on the side of the Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas. We walk to the glacial Gokyo lakes for a short excursion to see and photograph. An optional day trip is to visit the 5th lake is a superior thing in Gokyo for professional trekkers. You can also Gokyo ridge hike to get a splendid view of the tallest Himalayas at a 360 deg angle in the morning.

After Lunch, we trek ups and downhill from Gokyo Valley to Thagnag station. Along with the main trail, we experience the Himalayan wild birds. Cross the Crevasses glacier river, we reach the lateral moraine at a far. The village is just below a small cliff.

yak in the Himalaya

09 DayCho La Pass (5,368m/17,612 feet). Descend to Dzongla and further to Lobuche Trek (4,910m/16,110 feet), 6-7 hours

Leave Tagnag following the path alongside the stream through the yak pastures. Cho La is a summit pass likewise, Chola pass altitude is located at 17,612 feet above sea level in the Solukhumbu district. Ascend to make our attempt to the Cho La pass Nepal top and descend down to Dzongla lodges at 4,830 meters where we stop for Lunch.

Chola pass- ebc trek

Leaving Dzongla, ascend 20 minutes up, and gently follow the path to Lobuche with an alpine route or a climbing route through difficult terrain in the high mountains. Nomads can spend most of their spare time rambling and climbing after reaching at Lobuche Lodge for better altitude adaption to sleep overnight.

Lobuche - Gorakshep hikes

The ice-cold Cho la pass route is a hazardous hike. Therefore, we suggest for fit trekkers [free individual tourists] and Git [group inclusive tourists] go with an expert guide because the Cho la pass death ratio is high. If Cho la Pass weather is bad while crossing to Dzongla Nepal, the chance of becoming altitude sickness is very common. Throughout history, many backpackers rescued to Lukla – Kathmandu every year.

10 DayEverest Base Camp Trekking (5,364m/17,599 feet), 7-8 hours

Get breakfast and carry out our journey for Everest Base Camp Trekking passing the last lodges at Gorak Shep. Gorak shep is a sandy ground located at an altitude of 5,140m over the sea and offers nice lodges. Hike at ebc is the most rewarding section of the entire Everest trekking.

Everest base camp hike

The Everest base camp elevation is 17,600 feet above the sea and our trail winds up through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier. Nuptse, Lho-La, and Khumbutse mountains appear at a stone-throwing distance. Hike the Everest Base Camp and test your body with altitude fitness and return to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay in the same day.

11 DayKala Patthar hiking (5,550m/18,210 feet). Return at Pheriche (4,243m.), 8-9 hours

Kala Patthar sunrise viewA rough and tough plan for today is a hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar viewpoint and descend downhill to Pheriche village. Many people hike to Kalapathar to get sunrise. It’s a superb sunrise tour especially the best for photoshoots. So, get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5,550m.) for sunrise and enjoy the view of sunrise. Tourists can see Mount Everest, Mt. Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbetse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku in a line from Kala Patthar.

Descend to Gorek Shep Lodge to have breakfast and check out the hotel collecting all gear ready to hike to Pheriche guesthouse. The Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post (HRA) is available at the Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment.

Gorakshep lodges
12 DayDown to Tengboche Monastery (3,860m/12,665 feet), 4-5 hours

We visit the research center and trek to Tengboche monastery. During the route, one can enjoy descending through the rhododendron forest. Tengboche Hilltop is famous for being the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of green hills, Ama Dablam peak, and the pristine river.

Tengboche monastery
13 DayLunch at Namche Bazaar and trek to Jora salle (2,740m/8,990 feet), 6-7 hours

Finally, the trek descends from Tengboche to Namche hiking passes several villages. Sanasa and Lagusasa are the most famous villages en route. You will catch the way descends from Gokyo Valley. We reach the Namche Bazaar in midday for Lunch.

The beautiful breathtaking panoramic view of beautiful snow-capped mountains and the Everest Himalayan ranges such as Lhotse, Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, Kongde, Thamserku, and Khangtega Peaks. Likewise, later Lunch, we trek back to Jorsale which contains approximately a 2-hour walk. The trail descends through the rhododendron and pine forest to the Jorsalle goodbye the final view of Mount Everest and Lhotse. Jorsale offers nice and clean guesthouses for travelers.

Sengboche hiking
14 DayJorsale to Lukla airport (2,840m/9,318 feet) day tour, 6-7 hours

We trek to Lukla with the same trail as we use on ascend. It is the final day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla airport, check in at Buddha Lodge and take a rest or explore the Lukla local markets.

15 DayScenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Trip Finish.

We board our early scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Domestic terminal hall, our representative will pick you up to transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to find out Kathmandu as a guided trip at an additional cost. The trip ends and we wish you a further wonderful journey.

Lukla to Kathmandu flight
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Cost

How much does the Chola pass trek Package Price?

Hike to Gokyo chola pass Everest base camp package spans 15 days, starting at a price of US$ 1098 per person on a double occupancy basis, with the potential to reach up to US$ 1599. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency has released the updated EBC Chola Pass trek price for 2024 and 2025, tailored according to group size you are traveling with.

For the deluxe trek plan, we add a 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN). Likewise, Tourist standard lodge accommodation with an attached bathroom in the possible places along the route. HOWEVER, WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Chola pass trek package price includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport pick up on your arrival with a private Car.
  • Single night double bedroom accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Lukla domestic airport round trip airfare with applicable domestic airport tax.
  • 14 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 13 Lunch, 13 Dinner [main course] in the Chola pass trekking.
  • 13 Nights Guest House accommodation with a common toilet basis during the trek routes.
  • Certified – Professional Mountain Trekking Guide for Gokyo Lakes Chola pass trek.
  • An assistant guide will provide for 7 plus group tourists.
  • Porter to carry your bagpacks during the trekking (one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry a maximum of 23 kilos of your bag pack.
  • Kathmandu domestic airport transfer as per written in the above plan.
  • Well-paid salary, food, accommodation, and insurance of Nepalese guide and porter.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance permits and Khumbu Pasang Lamu municipality entrance permit fee.
  • Trek completion certificate – keep it as souvenirs.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity) and hiking poles if necessary – return after the trek.
  • First Aid including Fingertip Pulse Oximeter (we use every day) to check your oxygen level and pulse rate to save you from higher AMS risk.
  • In a worst case, help with all Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Chola pass trek package price not includes:-

  • Dinner and Lunch while you are stay in Kathmandu town.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trek.
  • Personal trek gears and clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, water, and bar bills.
  • Travel insurance is mandatory in case of an emergency case to cover rescue and medical.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu for more than 1 night
  • Donation and monument entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porter [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

Crossing Chola pass is a single-pass trek on Everest that is difficult often because of strange weather. We can organize a private trek to the Chola Pass trek or Gokyo Valley combined with the Chola Pass and Kala Patthar with ebc each trek starting on any date that works for you.

Departure Date Availability Price Book
10 Mar, 2024 – 24 Mar, 2024Available1325
20 Mar, 2024 – 04 Apr, 2024Available1325
25 Mar, 2024 – 08 Apr, 2024Available1325
10 Apr, 2024 – 24 Apr, 2024Available1325
20 Apr, 2024 – 03 May, 2024Available1325
25 Apr, 2024 – 09 May, 2024Available1325
01 May, 2024 – 14 May, 2024Available1325
10 May, 2024 – 24 May, 2024Available1325
20 May, 2024 – 03 Jun, 2024Available1325
10 Sept, 2024 – 24 Sept, 2024Available1325
20 Sept, 2024 – 03 Oct, 2024Available1325
05 Oct, 2024 – 19 Oct, 2024Available1325
20 Oct, 2024 – 03 Nov, 2024Available1325
25 Oct, 2024 – 09 Nov, 2024Available1325
10 Nov, 2024 – 24 Nov, 2024Available1325
20 Nov, 2024 – 04 Dec, 2024Available1325
05 Dec, 2024 – 19 Dec, 2024Available1325

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ

Question: Do I need experience in Gokyo Chola to pass trekking?

Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 9,850 feet above sea level.

Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Sure. Provide us with your flight details. Our delegate will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office is for free.

Question: Is Chola pass trekking Safe for the Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; the Chola trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

Question: What kind of food & lodges can I expect in the Gokyo Chola pass trek?

Answer: Lodges at Chola pass trekking have attached the restaurants. They cook a delicious range of vegetarian meals such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry with rice, bread, and soups. Dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

We provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. Rooms along the routes are clean with cozy beds with nice mattresses and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What should my insurance policy cover during each Chola pass trek?

Answer: Nepal Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips with us. And you need to get your Trekking Insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000 meters altitude. It comes in handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country.

Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during the Everest base camp Chola pass lodge trek?

Answer: You should never walk too quickly or too high ignoring your body’s symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent high-altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving enough time for your body to adapt to the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like a headache or difficulty in breathing occur then descend to the lower altitude and take them to the hospital. If the condition is worse, you will be airlifted to the hospital in Kathmandu.

Question: What happens if my scheduled Lukla flights gets delayed or canceled?

Answer: Weather in the Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, the rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens then you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend an extra night at Lukla (if you are returning to Ktm) at Kathmandu (if you are going to Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be used, which depends on the situation. We advise you to allocate a couple of extra days after your Everest trek so that you will not miss your international flight back.

Question: What are the alternatives to flying from Kathmandu to Lukla?

Answer: The best-recommended way to go for the Gokyo Chola pass trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 33 minutes scenic mountain flight. Another available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (a 12-hour drive) and trek for 2 days to reach Lukla. In the present day, there are also regular jeep services from Kathmandu to Salleri.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with the Gokyo Chola pass trek?

Answer: All the lodges along the trek route, have hot/cold showers on pay.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Gokyo lakes Chola pass trekking?

Answer: Almost all places stay in hotels and shops where you buy mineral water. But however, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of plastic waste. Instead, either buy boiled water or bring Aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite everywhere.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on the express Chola pass trek?.

Answer: Everest Link is an internet service provider founded in 2014 that provides high-speed internet and Wi-Fi in the Everest Region. It is the only internet provider at the Cho la trail, making it the world’s tallest internet service.

If you wish to stay connected with better WIFI to your family, friends, or business, we suggest you buy Everest Link Internet. It’s better than other NETWORK connections and you can buy an Everest link card easily in the shops, hotels, or any small lodges in the Everest zone.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to adjust last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 12% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the Gokyo Chola Pass trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detailed travel inquiry.

Question: Do I need trekking poles?

Answer: It is better to hike Chola Pass with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Chola pass trek highlights

  • Study the best range of mountains at 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill and from Gokyo ridge.
  • Incredible view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, and many other mountains.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa, and their way of living.

Guest house accommodation and available food on Chola pass trek

guest houses in Chola pass

All through Gokyo Valley Chola pass to ebc journey, travelers can stay overnight at guest houses built by local Sherpas. The guest houses are similar to the hotel where you can find clean accommodation, restaurant services, general toilets, charging stations, and Wi-Fi services.

In a room, generally have a couple of bedrooms, pillows, mattresses, and a blanket. Remember that the blankets sometimes are not clean and also not available during peak hiking season. Moreover, going to a higher altitude, accommodation becomes more basic and simple. We suggest you carry four seasons sleeping bag to be more secure in the coolest temperature.

Meals – food during the trip, teahouses have set menus including Nepali, Sherpa, and Western diners. Dal Bhat, mo:mos (local dumplings), noodles, Sherpa bread, hotcakes, and chips are normal food that Trekkers can get en route.

A wide range of beverages, drinks, snacks, and sweet items are available in the local shops and also at your guest house. Have in mind that the cost of accommodation and food increments with the ascent rising.

Gokyo ridge – Gokyo RI hiking trek route, you can fully enjoy watching an amazing view of Ngozumpa glacier and the tallest Cho Oyu together with Mount Everest. Use our expertise to make your trek lifetime memorable. An amazing Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo lakes hiking is possible to explore at any time except winter throughout the year.

Note for Chola pass trekkers!

The information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you. However, the trip is possible to customize at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If changes are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Chola pass trek special?”

This Chola Pass trekking route in Nepal holds a special allure for trekkers due to its breathtaking scenery and challenging yet rewarding nature. Offering a unique blend of adventure and natural beauty, this trek stands out for its stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest.

Hike to Chola Pass trail encompasses diverse landscapes, from serene lakes to rugged terrains, and involves traversing high-altitude passes like Chola Pass, adding an element of excitement and achievement for trekkers. Its combination of majestic vistas and the thrill of conquering challenging terrain makes the Chola Pass trek a memorable and sought-after experience among adventurers.

At Gokyo Treks and Expedition, our spirit wheels around delivering top-notch services prioritizing safety, success, and client satisfaction above all else. Our team comprises seasoned, certified local guides with unmatched expertise in the destinations we explore. Beyond our proficiency, we actively contribute to local communities and environmental conservation efforts, fostering sustainability that not only minimizes costs but also reduces resource consumption. Our commitment extends beyond exceptional service to making a positive impact on both the traveler’s experience and the regions we traverse.

Chola Pass Trek Review

Fantastic guiding service for the Gokyo and Everest Base Camp trek

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 29, 2022

Ammar and his team played a pivotal role in ensuring the success of our trip to Gokyo and Everest Base Camp. From the early planning stages, Ammar promptly and thoroughly addressed all our queries, making the preparation process smooth and reassuring.

During the trek, our guides, Kamal and Som, proved to be exceptional and attentive. Their extensive knowledge of the Khumbu valley and close ties with local businesses enabled us to secure excellent accommodations at each stop along the way.

Their expertise also came to the forefront when some members of our group needed to detour to lower elevations. Kamal and Som swiftly rearranged a different program, ensuring the safety and well-being of everyone.

For anyone considering a trek in the Everest region, I wholeheartedly recommend Ammar and his team. Their dedication, professionalism, and genuine care will undoubtedly make your journey an unforgettable and enriching experience.

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Valerie Choy, Singapore

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Valerie Choy,

Your wonderful review is deeply appreciated. We are thrilled that you had a fantastic experience with us. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority, and we cannot wait to have the pleasure of serving you on another remarkable trip to the Himalayas very soon.

Thank you once again, and we eagerly anticipate your return.

Regards, Ammar

Everest Base Camp Trek with Bishnu Guide

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 27, 2022

We have booked Everest base camp trek with a Gokyo Treks and Expedition, a local agency in Nepal. Like other trekking, we choose a guide Bishnu Panday for our Everest holiday. Although it is a peak season there were very less trekkers in the region because of covid-19 travel restrictions.

Ammar, owner of the agency was friendly and answered all of my questions, and offered a cheaper deal to us. Luckily we had good weather, a perfect Lukla flight, and also from base camp, we achieved the most amazing view of Khumbu Icefall and little stone stupas, an open memorial park of death climbers.

Besides of trekking, Ammar took us to the world heritage sites of Kathmandu. Thanks, Ammar for arranging a great trip for us. We are hoping to be back for next adventure in the coming spring season in Nepal. – Martha Kipar, Garmisch, Germany

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Thank you Martha Kipar for Everest base camp trekking with Gokyo Treks & Expedition agency.

Everest Base Camp trek via Chola Pass and Gokyo

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 17, 2021

I recently completed my wish list of going to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo with assistance of Gokyo Treks and Expedition, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to go with the company. Ever since I contacted Gokyo Treks, Ammar Guni has assisted me with lots of decisions and given me advices, from what to expect on my trip to what are the essentials needed.

I was greeted warmly by Ammar when I touched down at Kathmandu airport, stayed at his house, and had a nice dinner with his family. Ammar even walked me to Thamel to get remaining essentials for my trip, and he made it so much easier since I’m not local.

While trekking, I was assigned a guide who then became friend, Tej Regmi, a thoughtful guide and genuine at doing his work. He gave full attention especially when crossing Chola Pass glacier which is dangerous. Tej even suggested alternative trekking routes since I was finishing my trip earlier than expected. The best is, friends who I knew along my trip even complimented him for being thoughtful.

Overall, I’m very happy with services by Ammar and his team, and for me their actions have spoken louder than words. Thanks for the great experience Gokyo Treks and Expedition! I strongly recommend them if you’re visiting Nepal.

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Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Zhafir Mustafa,

Your review has filled us with absolute delight! We emphasize that customer satisfaction is our utmost priority and express our sincere gratitude for the kind words and appreciation.

Your appreciation motivates us to continually strive for excellence in delivering exceptional mountain adventures. We eagerly look forward to welcome you on another remarkable trip in the near future.

Your return will be a true pleasure for us. And we say thank you choosing our services and assure you that we are always available to assist with any questions or assistance needed.

Warm regards, Ammar Guni

Gokyo and Everest Base Camp treks via Chola pass

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 10, 2021

We spent a great time travelling in Nepal with Gokyo Treks and Expedition with our guide, Hira, who did a fantastic job showing us the Himalayas. We highly recommend trekking with this agency. Ammar was always very helpful, and answered all the questions we had asked. He was very fair when talking about the costs. Whether we needed their help, they were there.

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Krain Arudosci, Opole Province, Poland

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Thank you

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