EBC-Chola Pass Trek

Duration: 16 Days   |   Based on 2 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House
  • Group Size: 1+10
  • Max Elevation: 5,545 m.

EBC- Chola Pass Trek is a never-ending popular adventure trekking route in the Everest region suitable for all Mountain adventure lovers. Basically, we follow the Everest classical route to Everest Base Camp. It covers all the major attractions of the Everest hiking route from Sherpa village and its culture, and lush landscape to high mountains, diverse species of birds and mammals, and of course, majestic mountain views and high Himalayan passes to Tibetan Buddhism and Sherpa tradition. 

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake over Chola pass trek begins with a short mountain flight to Lukla, the starting point of our journey. You will visit Namche and Tengboche Monastery and explore Chhukung Valley with enough acclimatized days before heading towards base camp and Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar at an altitude of 5,545 m offers mind-blowing views of Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and Khumbu glacier. Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,380 m) looking up to a gorgeous south face of Everest. Everest base camp to Chola pass trekking is harder for those who are not determined to have challenging trekking in the mountain. This trek is difficult because of the Altitude, Weather conditions, and Cho la High Pass. However, the Everest Three Pass Trek is also possible for extreme adventure.

The return route highlights a visit to the beautiful turquoise Gokyo Lake and the climbing of Gokyo Ri (5,315 m). While here, you will also make the hike to the top of Gokyo Ri and visit Cho Oyu Base camp. From here you will capture stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Pomari, Lobuche, and also Ngozumba Glacier, the biggest glacier in Nepal and the variation of the landscape. Our trek leader lets you experience the thrill of being on top of the world with a climb of Gokyo Ri (5,410 m) and an adventure of crossing Chola Pass (5,420 m). 

Highlights

  • Breathe taking the mountain flight to Lukla and back
  • Experience Sherpa culture and visit Namche and Tengboche monastery
  • Hike to Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp for stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and Khumbu glacier
  • Visit Gokyo Lake and climb to the top of Gokyo Ri and Chola pass for unparalleled views of Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Pomari, Lobuche, and Ngozumba Glacier

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu

upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, Our airport representative will greet you and transfer you to Hotel. The rest of the time is free, Last time shopping

  • Hotel
  • 1,350 m

Morning fly to Lukla and begins the trek through the Tamang and Sherpa village. Lukla is mostly inhabited by Sherpa tribes. The trail goes gradually flat to Phakding. 

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 2,620 m

You are approaching to the Himalaya closely. Viewing all mountain and pine forest and following the yak take you to Namche Bazar. On the way you will have the first encounter of Mt. Everest, Amadablem, Themserku and many more.

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 3,440 m

Optional hike to (Everest view hotel in Syangboche) or Khumjung Monastery This monastery is famous for Yeti Skull, Everest view Hotel, Hillary School and its surroundings. 

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 3,440 m

Trek begins very easily first part then trail goes downhill to Phunki Tanga on the river side. From here the Bouddhism was introduce into the Khumbu valley. Then ascend about 800m to Tengboche through the pine forest.

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 3,680 m

Tengboche is the best place to view Mount Everest, Amadablam, and Thanserku in the back. Tengboche monastery is another attraction for tourists so GAT staffs take you there in the morning to participate in Puja and descend through the Rhododendron forest.  

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 4,400 m

Today is an acclimatization, Guide will lead you to go up Nangkartshang hill from where you can see the view of 180-degree mountain ranges including Makalu (8481 m) and Chhukung Valley. Gaining altitude-650m

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 4,400 m

As we are walking in high altitude area so we are trekking like a slog. When we cross the small river in Dhukla the path goes steeply up to Lobuche. You visit Chorten, Mane stone, glacial moraine, and all the panoramic views of above eight thousand meters mountain.

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 4,900 m

You are on the lap of the Himalayan range. Gorakshep is the initial base camp of Everest. Until the 1950's climber set their camp at this place. Optional hiked up to Everest base camp after lunch and back to lodge.

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 5,110 m

This is the most memorable day of your trek in your lifetime due to the Sunrise from Kala Patthar on Everest and its neighbors. Experience the Khumbu Ice falls and listen to the noise from the silence. Trek back to the lodge and down to Dzongla 4830m.

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 4,830 m.

After early breakfast, we begin your trek through the ice-cold path to the top of the Chola Top 5,416 m. Surrounded by all Himalayas and see the glacier and long way descent to Dragnak. 

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 4,700 m

Trek down to the hill and cross the Ngozumba Glacier and meet the classical trail to Gokyo lake and keep walking for about one hrs and reach Gokyo lake. 

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 4,700 m

This is an exploration day for your Goryo-Ri 5410m for the great view of the Himalaya from Makalu to Cho-Oyu (east to North range). It is a steep uphill to go Gokyo- Ri but pricy to reach the top. Back to Lodge and trek to Machhermo for 3 hours. 

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 4,470 m

Today you are walking down through the pine and Rhododendron forest and you may encounter several Musk deer, Mountain goats, Himalayan chicken, and Pheasant. On another side of your trek see the great view of Ama Dablam and Themserku Mountain. Passing Dole, Maha danda, and Khumjung and reach.

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 3,440 m

Trek through the Sherpa village beside the Dudh Koshi and visit the monastery and Mani wall arrived to Lukla for your final trek. 

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 2800 m

Most of the flight leaves from Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu in the morning which is just half an hour. Arrivals and transfer to Hotel, Evening farewell dinner.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1350 m

After having a healthy breakfast, we transfer to KTM International Airport for your onward flight.

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Airport pick-up and drop by private vehicle
  • Three Night Hotel in Kathmandu ((Two stars hotel) including breakfast.
  • Necessary ground transport from destination to destination.
  • Sagarmatha National park Entry Permit.
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu including 15kg luggage and departure tax
  • TIMS-Card (Trekkers Information Management Systems)
  • Local Rural Municipality Entry permit
  • Experienced English Speaking Sherpa Guide.
  • Guide's Salary, insurance, high pass allowance, and necessary equipment are included
  • 14- night Guest house accommodation in the Mountain with full board meals.
  • Token of love from the Company.
  • Trekking Maps
  • 1-Fare well dinner in a Nepalese typical restaurant.
  • Gov't tax and VAT
  • Nepalese visa fee, Visa can be obtained on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 30 USD, 50 USD, 125 USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights Tickets
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s)
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Useful Info

Global Adventure Trekking specializes in organizing treks for individuals, couples, and small groups. You can trek by yourself as a private group on the date you select without paying extra, or you can choose to join a small group that is scheduled during your preferred time frame. We also now and then arrange groups on dates other than those shown on this schedule so feel free to contact us to inquire about other possible dates for group treks that you might be able to join. If you would like to have a private trip and add a few additional days, kindly let us know. We are happy to follow your itinerary.

The start date means your arrival day in Kathmandu

Ends date is the return date from Nepal.

This is our standard package offer for the EBC-Cho la Gokyo Valley Trek. If you would like to update the trip to a luxury one, please kindly let us know about the upgrade. 

Flight Note: All the Lukla sector flights operate from Manthali Airport (Ramechhap) due to the air traffic in Kathmandu.  Effective from 25th March 2023 till 31st May 2023. Ramechhap Airport is about 127 km east of Kathmandu and takes 4 hour's drive

Age limit-15 to 75 yrs old. Visa can be granted on arrival at Kathmandu International airport. A 6-month valid passport with 2 pieces of photography is necessary. You may apply for a pre-arrival visa online. and avoid the long queue at Kathmandu Airport.

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