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+
  • 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, 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 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 (5420 m). 


  • 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 meet you and coordinate transfer to Hotel. Rest of the time is free

  • Hotel

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 of the tourist so GAT staffs take you there in the morning to participate for Puja and descend through the Rhododendron forest. 

  • 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 steep up to Lobuche. You visit Chorten, Mane stone and all panoramic view 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 1950s climber set their camp at this place. Optional hiked up to Everest base camp after the lunch and back to lodge.

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

This is the memorable day of your trek in your life time due to the Sun rise from Kala patthar on the Everest and its neighbors. Experience the Khumbu Ice falls and listen the noise from the silent. Trek back to lodge and down to Dzongla 4830m.

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 5,545 m

After early breakfast we begins your trek through the ice-cold path to top of the Chola Top 5416m. Surrounded by all Himalaya and see the glacier and long way descent to Dragnak. 

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House
  • 5,416 m

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

  • Full Board meals
  • Lodge
  • 4,700 m

This is a exploration day for your Goryo-Ri 5410m for the great view of Himalaya from Makalu to Cho-yuo (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 more hours.

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House

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

  • Full Board meals
  • Lodge
  • 3,440 m

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

  • Full Board meals
  • Guest House

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.

  • BLD
  • Hotel

After having healthy breakfast, we transfer to KTM International Airport for your on ward flight.

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Sagarmatha National park Entry Permit.
  • Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu regular flight ticket
  • TIMS-Card (Trekkers Information Management Systems)
  • Experienced English Speaking Sherpa Guide with equipment.
  • Three Night Hotel in Kathmandu ((Tourist catagory) with breakfast.
  • 13- night Guest house accommodation in the Mountain with full board meals.
  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • All the food and lodging and salary of guide
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Insurance of Nepalese Staff.
  • 1-Fare well dinner in 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)

Price & Dates

Trip Dates Availability Price  
15 Mar, 2023 - 30 Mar, 2023 Guaranteed 1475 USD
25 Mar, 2023 - 09 Apr, 2023 Guaranteed 1475 USD
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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.

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 ValleyTrek. If you would like to update the trip to a luxury one, please kindly let us know for the upgrading. 

Age limit-15 to 75 yrs old. Visa can be granted on arrival at Kathmandu International airport. Please brings the full vaccination certificate or vaccination card.

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