Chola pass via Everest base camp trekking

Chola pass via Everest base camp trekking

Cho-la Pass, also known as Everest Circuit trek, is one of the most adventurous treks in the Khumbu (Everest) area. It follows the route via the high pass of Cho La at 5380 meters into the Base Camp of Mount Everest. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Everest, including several other similar peaks, and explore the Sherpa hospitality.

A unique trek that goes through Lukla, Namche bazaar and all the way to the Gokyo valley, Chola Pass, Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp then turn to Tengboche Monastery, Namche and end trek in Lukla.

Chola Pass via Everest base camp Trekking is led to the home of the legendary of Sherpa people, based at the foothills of the highest peak in the world; Mt. Everest at 8848 meter. Chola pass treks follows the highly praised trekking route through the Dudh Koshi River to its source in the Gokyo Lake which is to the west of the Everest Base Camp, giving you the benefit to summit Gokyo Peak (5483 meters) offering a fantastic panoramic view of Cho Oyo, Everest and Makalu. Crossing over Chola at an altitude of 5340 meters, we could be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. Start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow, however, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered in snow. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent views, and then we descend to the Dzongla at noon. We will bring some pack lunch as well as will recommend to our clients to bring some chocolate, cookies and enough water. As we cross the Cho-La pass, either return back to Lukla or visit Everest Base Camp. Our itinerary brings you Everest Base Camp and early morning view from Kalapattar down to Tengboche monastery, Khumjung village, Namche Bazar and Lukla, short flight return to Kathmandu.

Asian Hiking Team organizes Chola pass via Everest Base camp trekking as Guesthouses/Hotel basic. Our local guides have many years of guiding experience in the Everest region. Many of our guides and porters originally came from that area. Our guides are trained in first aid, Guide training from NATHAM and know how to handle any situation. We need to provide guides who can get people to feel involved in what they are experiencing, explain it thoroughly and keep them entertained. They know very well how to facilitate a smooth and safe trip, appreciating the beauty of the Khumbu Himalayas. Our porters carry 25 to 30 KG, those all are Rai or Sherpa ethnic groups and professional potters. Their firsthand experience, local knowledge, expertise and humor on treks are invaluable.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu; final preparation for trekking, overnight in Hotel (B).

Trekking Starting 15 days 

Day 02: Flight to Lukla and Trekking to Phakding 2640m, 3.30 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m, 5/6 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 04: Namche Bazaar full day Acclimatization rest (B/L/D).

Day 05: Trek to Dole 4260m 6 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 06: Trek to Machherma 4470m, 5 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Trek to Gokyo 4790m 4 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 08: Gokyo Ri and rest – Acclimatization day (B/L/D).

Day 09: Trek to Thangna 4600m, 4 hours, overnight in Tea house/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 10: Trek to Chola pass 5380m continues to Dzongla 4710m 8/9 hours, overnight in Teahouse/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 11: Trek to Lobuje 4910m 3 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 12: Trek to Gorap-shep 5170m, 3 hours to Everest Base Camp 5370m return Gorap-shep 5 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 13: Early morning climb Kalapattar 5545m / 2 hours, Trek to Dingboche 4410m 5/6 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 14: Trek to Tengboche 3867m, 4 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 15: Trek to Manju 2830m, 5 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 16: Trek to Lukla 2840, 4 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Trekking End

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu 1360m, 35 minute, overnight in Hotel/Lodge (BB).

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu or next trip (B).