Chola Pass Trek
Gokyo Chola pass trek consolidate with ebc is simply classified under the testing treks in the Everest area.
Finding gokyo lakes – chola pass and to base camp trail gives a chance to investigate the way of life of the Himalayan Sherpa individuals, their religion, traditions and conventions. Gokyo lakes to Everest base camp – kalapatthar crossing chola pass is a standout amongst the most requesting course & prescribes for experienced trekkers.
The Everest base camp chola pass Gokyo lakes trek is awesome. Magical ebc chola gokyo lakes journey follow the footsteps of Edmund Hillary – Tenzing Sherpa and end with an ascent of Kala Patthar hill station. Kala Patthar is a little peak, a hill station to watch sunrise-sunset of Mount Everest, Mt. Makalu, Nupse and many other tallest mountains in a range.
Furthermore gokyo ridge combine with chola pass trek you will have the best scenery of Mt.Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m, Mt. Pumori 7161m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Lingterin 6679m, Mt.Changaste 7550m, Mt.Amadablam 6856m, Mt.Thamserku 6723m, Mt.Kantega 6685m, Mt.Kusum Khagaru 6367m, Mt.Kongde 6011m, Mt.Khumbila 5761m (God of the Khumbu), Mt.Cholaste 6335m, Mt.Twache peak 6367m, Island peak 6179m, Lobuche peak 6145m, Pokalde peak 5806m, Honku south peak 6119m.
Chola pass trek via Gokyo lakes trip goes straight up to cross magnificent valleys, completely clear blue-green flawless lakes, world’s greatest ice icy mass called nogazompa icy mass overwhelmed by closest heaps of Everest mountain extend. Blue Gokyo lakes is a heavenly journey put for both Hindu & Buddhists individuals.
Trek to ebc is in Sagarmatha national park, listed in UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal. Basecamp Everest to Chola pass and gokyo lakes trek is best to see the highest mountain in the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. Everest Icefall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching to Basecamp.
Along the Everest chola pass trek, you can view the tallest Mountains, brilliant landscapes, and Buddhist monasteries. Furthermore, the Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek 15 days has a great opportunity to experience the local sherpa hospitality staying at their lodges.
Along the majestic basecamp combines with an adventure Chola pass trekking trails, we can see the most elevated pile of the world, Everest summit 8,848m, and a considerable lot of the world’s 8,000m mountains, for example, mount Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu particularly from Kalapattar and Gokyo ridge.
Hike to Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a challenging. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. The trip to ebc combine with chola pass gokyo lakes trek is such a trip that gives you a thrilling adventure of the lifetime. However, along with the chola pass hiking, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for rest.
Perhaps there some questions like how long does it take to do the Everest Base Camp Trek?, How much does it cost to climb Mount Everest base camp combine with cola pass and gokyo lakes?. Moreover, how cold does it get at Everest Base Camp chola pass and gokyo lakes trek? or What is the best time to visit Ebc chola pass gokyo lakes hiking?.
As it is a tough trek route, we recommend only for experienced trekkers who already have some trips in Nepal. Mountain black stone, a hill station locates at an altitude in 18,205 feet to observe the tallest mountains panorama. It is equally popular as a Kalapathar trek in Nepal.
Hike as a clockwise from Gokyo lakes to chola pass is tougher comparing in other sides the trail is slope slippery. It is more challenging and more adventure rather than crossing from Lobuche to Chola pass direction. We have kept that situation seriously to make your better holiday visiting the Everest base camp first then to crossing pass and gokyo lakes. So, our program dependably incorporates rest days and develop steadily, so as to adapt to the height.
Gokyo ridge – gokyo ri hiking trek route, you can fully enjoy watching am 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 in any time except winter throughout the year.
Chola pass trek itinerary details
Hike gokyo lakes chola pass cross through magnificent valleys, completely clear blue-green flawless lakes, world’s greatest ice icy mass called nogazompa icy mass overwhelmed by closest heaps of Everest mountain extend. Gokyo lakes is a heavenly journey put for both Hindu & Buddhists individuals. The trek should be possible in whenever with the exception of winter consistently.Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
We take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, upon arrival at Lukla, take a breakfast and start our trek to Phakding (2,640 m). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) is standing next to you on the opposite bank. We pass several Sherpa villages such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally we reach Bengkar village.
We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park office where a park entrance fee is to pay. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins the steep ascent to Namche Bazzar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazzar is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Tengboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will slowly ascent towards khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments) and Hill station. We go to the hill station to have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and many other snow-capped mountains within 360 deg angle. Then we walk further to Khumjung village which is the largest village in Khumbu, at the foothill of the sacred peak Khumbila. We can also visit Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community.
We continue trek to Dole by following the same route to Basecamp until Sanasa then trail ascends up to Mongla (4000m.). From here, you will see panoramic views of various mountains. You trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens.
After Dole, the trek leads steadily 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. Ahead of you are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku.
After Machhermo, the trek leads over a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the melt-water Rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a steep rocky inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We soon arrive at the second lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5,420m.). The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari will appear and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Walking by the side of the lake, we will arrive at Gokyo village.
Gokyo is a trade center where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. We walk to the glacial gokyo lakes. An optional trip will be to discover 5th lake on your day trip but if you are only physically feet. You can also hike to Gokyo ridge to get the splendid view of the tallest Himalayas within 360 deg angle.
Leave Tagnag following the path alongside the stream through the yak pastures. On the way, we can see Cho La Pass locating at 5,420m/17,778 feet above the sea. Ascend to make our attempt to the Cho La (5,420m.) nepal top and descend down at Dzongla.
The cho la pass route is an adventure and suggest only for fit trekkers because cho la pass death ratio is high. If cho la pass weather is bad while on crossing to dzongla nepal, the chances to become sick is normal. Many backpackers rescued to Lukla – Kathmandu every year.
Leaving Dzongla, ascend 20 minutes up, and gently follow the path to Lobuche village.
Morning around 7:30am, after breakfast, we conduct our journey for Everest Base Camp Trek passing the last lodges of Gorakshep. Gorekshep is located at altitude in 5,140m on sandy ground. It is the most rewarding section of the trekking.
The everest base camp elevation is 17,600 feet above sea and our trail winds up through a rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La, and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. Either visit Everest Base Camp or everest base camp hike and return to Gorakshep for overnight stay.
A rough and tough plan for today is we hike from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar viewpoint and descend downhill to Pheriche village. Many people hike up to Kalapathar to get sunrise. So, get ready to climb Kala Patthar (5,545m.) for sunrise and enjoy the view of sunrise. We can see mount everest, Mt. Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbetse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many more from Kala Patthar. Himalayan Rescue Association Aid Post is available at Pheriche health post where foreign volunteer doctors are providing medical treatment.
We visit the research center and trek to Tengboche monestery. During the route, one can enjoy descending through rhododendron forest. Tengboche hilltop is famous for the oldest monastery. From the monastery, one can enjoy the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills, and pristine river.
Finally, trek descends from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar hiking passing several villages. Sanasa and Lagusasa are the most famous one. You will catch the way descends from Gokyo valley. We trek furthermore twenty minutes to find a lodge for lunch and a short pause. After Lunch at Sanasa, we hike up to Khumjung village where one can visit traditional villages landscapes. Follow the trail to Monastery which offers Yeti Scalp. Finally, we come to Namche Bazaar in the late afternoon.
We trek to Lukla with the same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does chola pass trek cost?
Hike to Gokyo chola pass everest base camp is available now on USD 1,599 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel and of course the trip price will vary according to group size.
For the deluxe trek plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on trek on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Chola pass trek cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 2 nights in Twin sharing tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Government license holder – Professional Mountain Trekking Guide
- Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
- Private vehicle Land transfer according to programs while on kathmandu city.
- 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) everyday during the trekking days in the mountain
- Guest House accommodation during the trek
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 24 kg of your bag pack.
- All doestic airport transfer as per written in above plan.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Khumbu Pasang lamu municipality entrance permit fees
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Chola Pass Trek Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private trek to chola pass trek or gokyo valley combine with chola pass and kalapatthar with ebc trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Sept 10, 2019 – Sept 27, 2019
Sept 15, 2019 – Oct 01, 2019
Sept 20, 2019 – Oct 07, 2019
Sept 30, 2019 – Oct 17, 2019
Oct 05, 2019 – Oct 22, 2019
Oct 10, 2019 – Oct 27, 2019
Oct 15, 2019 – Nov 03, 2019
Oct 17, 2019 – Oct 04, 2019
Oct 20, 2019 – Nov 07, 2019
Oct 25, 2019 – Nov 12, 2019
Oct 30, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019
Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 22, 2019
Nov 10, 2019 – Nov 27, 2019
Nov 15, 2019 – Dec 03, 2019
Nov 20, 2019 – Dec 07, 2019
Nov 25, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
Dec. 05, 2019 – Dec 21, 2019
Mar 05, 2020 – March 23, 2020
Mar 10, 2020 – March 28, 2020
Mar 15, 2020 – April 02, 2020
Mar 20, 2020 – April 07, 2020
Mar 25, 2020 – April 13, 2020
Mar 30, 2020 – April 18, 2020
April 10, 2020 – April 29, 2020
April 25, 2020 – May 13, 2020
April 30, 2020 – May 18, 2020
May 10, 2020 – May 28, 2020
May 15, 2020 – June 02, 2020
May 20, 2020 – June 07, 2020
May 25, 2020 – June 13, 2020
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled.
Limited – Only few space available.
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Gokyo Chola pass trekking?
Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000 meters above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Gokyo Chola pass trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Gokyo lakes – Chola pass trek?
Answer: All the guest houses along the Everest trekking trail they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of vegetarian meal such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season).
The 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.
Question: What should my insurance policy cover during ebc chola pass trek?
Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips with us, and you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000m altitude. It comes in handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving at Kathmandu; we can help you get one.
Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during everest base camp chola pass lodge trek?
Answer: You should never walk too quickly too high ignoring your body 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, difficulty in breathing and other occurs then descend to the lower altitude and taken to the hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to the hospital in Kathmandu.
Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight in Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or canceled?
Answer: Weather at 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 Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be used, that depends upon the situation. So, we recommend 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 alternates to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla?
Answer: The best-recommended way to go for 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 (12 hours’ drive) and trek for 2 days to reach Lukla. In the present day, there are also regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Gokyo Chola pass trek?
Answer: All the lodges along the trek route, they have hot/cold shower on pay.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Gokyo lakes Chola pass trekking?
Answer: There are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp-site/along the way in the camping trekking.
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 for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on express chola pass trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
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 is the payments 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 accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% 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 Gokyo chola pass trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry the maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 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 a 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 detail travel inquiry.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Chola pass trekking?
Answer: Walking pools are 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 trek.
Chola pass trek highlights
- Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill and from gokyo ridge.
- Amazing view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains
- Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa and their lifestyles.
Chola pass trek notice !
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized 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 alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where 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?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Everest base camp and kalapatthar with chola pass trek is great
We booked our trek to EBC via Ammar at Gokyo Treks.
He booked our flights and organised our trekking permits, guide and a porter. He also advised us how much we would need to spend each day whilst trekking. Whilst we were booking our trek with Ammar we met a guide who had just returned from EBC who told us what to expect. When we arrived in Lukla we were met by our guide. We did have to book a porter after two days but our guide was helpful arranging this.
Ammar kept in touch with us during our trek to see how we were and to check the trek was going well. I would definitely recommend booking a trek with Gokyo Treks – everything was really well organised and easy, he gave us all the information we needed and the guide he organised was good. I would definitely go on another trek with Gokyo Treks if I visit Nepal again. – Sophie Boyce, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Chola pass, EBC and kalapatthar trek review
We are back in Europe after a great trip to Gokyo valley – chola pass and kalapatthar trekking, March 2015.
It has long and adventurous journey for us but its really worthy…. to see the spectacular view of all the way and especially our downhill trail from Everest Base camp to Namche Bazaar. At first, we are not sure whether we could finish our trip or not.
But together with the professional and experienced team of Gokyo trek and expedition, we prepare our journey, did run some of the high Himalayas along the routes, no doubt they have experience which made our trip much easier – Ulrich, Vienna, Austria
Trip Price : USD 1,599 Per Person
- Duration of trek: 18 Days
- Max Altitude: 5,545m / 18,132 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-20 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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