EBC-Chola Pass Trekking

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 16 Day(s)
  • Difficulty: Challenging
EBC-Chola Pass Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking over Chola pass to Gokyo Lake is the best trek!

Everest Chola pass trekking begins after the short flight to Lukla. Trek follows through the Sherpa village, Dudh Koshi and passing the Mani wall. Everest Chola pass trekking basically follows the Everest classical trekking path. After visiting EBC and Kalapathar, trek back to Dhukla and turn into the mountain Cholatse and follow the glacier to Chola top. If the weather is not in-favor descent the same path and asks your guide for an alternative route. Gokyo lake and Gokyo-Ri is another high light of the trek. If time allows visiting the Ngozumba Glacier, fifth lake and Cho-you base camp.

Classical Everest Trekking combines with Gokyo lake over Chola pass is the most adventure Trekking. We have come with few days acclimatization in various places like Namche Bazar and Dingboche. Our motto is to take you up to mountain trek safely and brings with a lot of happy memories.

Once you are on top of Chola pass you can see all panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Pomari, Lobuche and many more. You feel you are in the paradise, the daylight turns the mountain into Golden color and as soon as the sun goes down the stars and moon give little lights, wow! how great! Just do it for your life time adventure!

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Global Adventure Trekking. Please keep in mind that the above itinerary is just the guideline, it might be customized if required. The weather could be changed quite often in the Himalaya, we may have heavy rainfall or snowfall which caused flooding, landslide and road blockage which is beyond the human control. We cant give any guarantee for the natural disaster, weather condition, health condition of the group member and unexpected natural disasters. Our team/ group leader will try to ensure that the trek runs according to our original plan to make the EBC Gokyo lake trek safely and enjoyable!

Trip Highlights

  • Breathe taking mountain flight to Lukla.
  • Experience Sherpa culture, Mountain and Monastery
  • Namche bazaar and Saturday markets
  • Everest base camp/Kalapather-Sun rise.
  • Khumbu glacier and Ngozumba Glacier and Chola pass
  • Amazing view of Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri
  • Khumjung and Hillary School

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport-Pick up and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02 : Kathamndu-Lukla 30min flight and trek to Phakding 2610m/ 4hrs.

Day 03 : Phakding-Namche Bazaar 5hrs.(3440m).

Day 04 : At Namche Bazar

Day 05 : Namche Bazat-Tengboche 6hrs/ 3810m.

Day 06 : Tengboche-Dingboche 5hrs/ 4410m.

Day 07 : Dingboche Acclimatizes day- Optional hike to Chhukung and back.

Day 08 : Dingboche-Lobuche 5hrs/ 4910m.

Day 09 : Lobuche-Gorekshep 3hrs/ 5110m. Explore Everest Base Camp

Day 10 : Gorekshep-Trek to Dzongla 4830m/ 5hrs.

Day 11 : Dzongla-Chola Pass-Dragnag.4700m/ 8hrs.

Day 12 : Dragnag-gokyo Lake 4790m./5 hrs

Day 13 : Exploration Gokyo lake and hike Gokyo Ri and back

Day 14 : Gokyo lake-Dole 4200m/ 5hrs.

Day 15 : Dole to Namche 7hrs.

Day 16 : Namche to Lukla 6hrs.

Day 17 : Flight back to Kathmandu.

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Cost Include

    • Sagarmatha National park Entry Permit.
    • Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathamndu air ticket
    • One night hotel in Kathmandu on B/B plan.
    • 15-Nights twin sharing accommodation on the trek.
    • Experienced English Speaking guide with equipment.
    • Airport pick up and drop off by private transport
    • All the fooding and lodging and salary of guide
    • Full information during the trek
    • TIMS (Trekker Information Management System)
    • Insurance of Nepalese Staff.
    • Gov't tax and VAT

Cost Exclude

    •  Personal expenses all food and drinks,
    • Personal Insurance of clients, tips, lunch and dinner through out the trip,
    • laundry, telephone, Personal equipments.
    • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter
    • Int'l Air ticket and Airport tax and custom clearance
    • Alternative transportation in case of bad weather Kathamndu-Lukla-Kathamndu.
    • Service which are not mention in included section

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport-Pick up and transfer to Hotel.Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Our office representative will be waiting at the arrival gate with your name. He will coordinate with the car and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02Kathamndu-Lukla 30min flight and trek to Phakding 2610m/ 4hrs. Catch the morning mountain flight to Lukla (2840m), enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas. Flying like a bird! Meet the Sherpa guide and begin the 4hrs trek to Phakding. Overnight at Local Guesthouse. Altitude-200 meters descending.

Day 03Phakding-Namche Bazaar 5hrs.(3440m).Slowly Hike to the Namche Bazaar, gateway to Everest Base Camp trek and spend two nights acclimatizing for the trek. Most beautiful Sherpa Village. Overnight at Local guest. Altitude-230m ascending

Day 04At Namche BazarWow, you made it to Namche Bazar! An acclimatization day allows for an excursion to Thame and Khumjung, the green village at the altitude of 3820m. Spend two night in Namche Bazaar for acclimatizing to the altitude. There are also side treks to the surrounding villages of Thame and Khumjung; these short day hikes are designed to give us time to get used to high-altitude trekking. Keep your eyes open -- this is the first opportunity to catch a glimpse of the highest peak of Mt. Everest, Elevation gain-380m.

Day 05Namche Bazat-Tengboche 6hrs/ 3810m.Set out on a 6–7 hr trek through woods and rhododendron forests before arriving in Tengboche. The route from Namche to Tengboche is unbelievably beautiful! The suspension bridges across the Dudh Koshi river make this a lovely walk. Descending-190m Ascending-610m Elevation: 3810m

Day 06Tengboche-Dingboche 5hrs/ 4410m. Trek to Dingboche, crossing small bridges and rivers with sweeping views of the Ama Dablam and its neighbors. Spend 2 nights at Dingboche to acclimatize. Descending- 40m Ascending-590m

Day 07 Dingboche Acclimatizes day- Optional hike to Chhukung and back.An acclimatization day at Dingboche can be used to hike up the Imja Khola to Chhukung valley, a small summer settlement from where stunning views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the fluted ice walls flanking the Amphu Lapcha pass can be seen. Altitude gain-320m.

Day 08 Dingboche-Lobuche 5hrs/ 4910m. Hiking through alpine meadows and summer yak pastures land towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche over Thakla pass 4830m, which has spectacular views of Nuptse. Altitude gain-500m

Day 09 Lobuche-Gorekshep 3hrs/ 5110m. Explore Everest Base CampToday includes a challenging climb past the Khumbu Glacier/ Cross the Changri Glacier to Gorakshep, and then enjoy the highlight of reaching Everest Base Camp. After having a Lunch, follows 3 hrs walk through the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base Camp 5140m. Return to Gorekshep for your overnight stay. Altitude gain- 230m.

Day 10 Gorekshep-Trek to Dzongla 4830m/ 5hrs.Enjoy an early morning hike to Kala Pattar (5545m) for stunning sunrise views of Everest and surrounding vistas. Later, descend to Dzongla. Descending-715m.

Day 11 Dzongla-Chola Pass-Dragnag.4700m/ 8hrs. Morning wakes up and after having breakfast trek to Chola pass (5420m) and descending to Dragnag. The challenging pass to Gokyo lake. Ascending-610m Descending-720m.

Day 12 Dragnag-gokyo Lake 4790m./5 hrsYes, You made it! Congratulation! Short walk but still technical, Cross the Ngazumba Glacier to Gokyo lake. A fantastic place on the side of the lake. Ascend-90m.

Day 13 Exploration Gokyo lake and hike Gokyo Ri and backYou can leave the things behind and take the Summit of Gokyo Ri (5360m). The most picturesque place on earth. You can in heal purest air and experience the unique landscape.

Day 14Gokyo lake-Dole 4200m/ 5hrs.Trek down to Dole. cross the small Khola to the small settlement Machermo and walk about 3 hrs to Dole. Spend the night. Descending-590m

Day 15 Dole to Namche 7hrs.The path is made of fragile rock. Walking through the Rhododendron and Bamboo forest with small ups and down to Namche Bazar.

Day 16 Namche to Lukla 6hrs.Trek downhill to Larja bridge and walk gradually down to Lukla for overnight. Evening exchange the greetings with your guide and supporters.

Day 17Flight back to Kathmandu. Morning flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival pick up and transfer to Hotel.

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Trip Note

  • B=Breakfast,L=Lunch,D=Dinner.
  • Meals will cost 15 USD per day in Kathamndu, depending what you eat.
  • You can get Nepal visa on your arrival at Nepal Airport. Brings 2 pass port photo.
  • We have all different package services.
  • Keep 1/2 days as a back up day incase of local flight cancellation at the end of your trek.
  • We can customize any trekking according to your requirement.

Trek as an Individual, Private Group or Join a Scheduled Trek
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.
Small groups with matching capability
Global Adventure Trekking limits groups to 8 persons and coordinates groups to insure compatibility and similar trekking capabilities, so that no one person in the group feels they are being held back or holding back other members of the group. Our sole interest is insure that each client can experience Nepal in the way that matches their interests and capabilities.
When are the Treks programmed?
Please see below the scheduled times for treks in 2014/15. If you would like to join one of these groups simply indicate your trek interest and preferred departure date when you contact us. If a group is shown as Closed (full) please check with us as we may be begins another group on or around that date that you could join.

Does your trekking crew have insurance?

Yes, all of our trekking staffs are well insured and well equipped.

-What happens if I get sick in the mountain?

Gat has well experienced staffs and very familiar to local people too. If You are sick, Our staffs will see and handle all kind of needs. Normally if worsen we will descent about 300 to 500 meter and see. If you are still worse then we organizes emergency evacuation by helicopter.

Do I need any vaccination before to leave?

In general you do not need any vaccination but better to consult your Doctors before to come.

-Do I get drinking water?

GAT supply purified drinking water but not bottle water because of the environmental awareness.

-Is the electricity available in the trekking?

Even though Nepal is second richest for the water resources but most of the places do not have electricity. At a same time depend where you are trekking.

- Is there ATM in the mountain?

No, there is no ATM and Bank in the mountain. So you are suggested to have cash for your trekking.

-What is the political condition in Nepal?

Nepal is federal democratic republic country since 2009. Until 2007 Nepal was in unrest political situation and was not safe to travel in Nepal. After the peace agreement between Maoist and Government is it hundred percent secure to go.

-What kind of document should I bring?

Normally a veiled pass port and insurance document is required to bring with you.

- Is Global Adventure Trekking (GAT) is legal trekking tour company?

GAT is one of the Nepal's leading trekking company based in Thamel, Kathmandu. We have been offering outdoor activities in Nepal , Tibet, Bhutan and India since 1998. GAT is the only trekking one company managed by a well trained, qualified and experienced outdoor professionals. It is officially registered with the Ministry of Tourism government of Nepal and affiliated to different organizations- Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP). Our team members were born in different region of Nepal Himalayas. They have full of an intimate knowledge of People, culture and history of Nepal.


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Our tailor-made-trip offers you the flexibility to choose your own path. You can pick up any package and plan your holiday when to travel, where to travel, which level of hotel, what kind of travel mode and kind of holiday activities. Our expertise will give you an idea to make your travel meaningful. All of our guides are certified, knowledgeable and well-experienced for any kind of trip. We have guide for disable, Adult, Teenager (who has over 2 decade experienced) according to your request. Please feel free to ask a quote.

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Facts of Trip

Best Seasons: Sep.-Nov. and March - May

Special Categories : Hiking andTrekking

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge trekking

Air fare: Internal flight is included

Trek Start: Lukla

Trek End: Lukla-Kathmandu

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