|Max Elevation||5,545 m|
|Best Time||Autumn season (Oct-Dec) and Spring season (March-June)|
|Trekking Permits||Sagarmatha National Park Permit, TIMS Card, Local Government entrance fee|
|Region||Everest, East Nepal|
|Includes||Trekking Guide & Porter|
|Solo Supplement Charge||$130|
-Everest Base Camp Chola Pass trek is one of the trending trekking trails in Nepal with a new experience of both EBC & high pass.
-A unique experience of the Culture & Tradition of ethnic groups living in the Everest region.
-Best 360° panorama view of Thamserku, Mt. Ama Dablam, Kongdi RI Himal, Lhotse Himal, Kusum Kanguru, Nuptse Peak, and Mt. Everest.
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Why Everest Base Camp Chola Pass trek?
Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek is one of the most thrilling adventures in Nepal. With an altitude of 5,420m, Chola pass is higher than Everest Base Camp 5,364m which makes it more challenging. You can experience Sherpa cultures & traditions, panorama view of Himalayas, Glaciers lakes, Chola Pass, and reach Everest base camp on this trip.
You may know, Everest base camp trek is the most popular trekking destination in the world. But most of the routes are always the same when trekking to Everest Base Camp. However, if you look at this route then it’s a new trail, trekking via Chola pass.
Similarly, among all the popular three passes in Nepal, Chola pass is one of the popular passes in the Everest region loved by travelers. Normally, EBC trek will take 14 days to complete on average whereas Chola Pass will take 16 days on average. With only 2 days extra in your itinerary, you can enjoy this wonderful and amazing trip which is new and best than other treks.
How to do EBC via Chola Pass trek:
First of all, while coming to Nepal, your day 1 will be an airport pick up and the next day usually has Lukla flight. Up to 5 days, you will have the same itinerary as other packages of Everest Base Camp i.e. Lukla to Phakding and then Namche Bazar. Only from the 5th day, you will have your real adventure begin from Namche Bazar to Dhole.
Likewise, EBC Chola Pass trek can be done either from Gokyo Lake or from Lobuche. Normally, people go to Everest Base Camp through Gokyo Lake first & then Chola pass. And to reach this Chola pass, we have to trek from Thangnak which will take up to 4 hours only. It is a little hard from Thangnak to reach Chola Pass 5,420m.
Before trekking to Thangnak, you will have a one night stay at Gokyo and a short hike to Gokyo Ri on the next day. Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri are the big attractions before reaching the Chola pass. There you can witness 3 beautiful lakes among 5 lakes while trekking, where Gokyo Lake is a beautiful Lake situated over 4,790m above sea level.
Similarly, you can have beautiful 360° views including Mt. Everest 8,848m, Mt. Lhotse 8,516m, Makalu 8,481m, Mt.Cho Oyu 8,201m and many 7,000m and 6,000m mountains.
At the top of the Chola pass, you have to be a little cautious because of slippery paths. After high Pass, you will then trek to Everest Base Camp through Lobuche. Obviously, the main highlights of this trip are the EBC and Chola pass. However, you can hike to Kalapathar which can be an alternative option for another great view of Mt. Everest. After reaching EBC and Kalapathar, it is all the way down to Lukla to finish your Everest base camp Chola Pass trek. For the full itinerary, you can check the itinerary section.
At last, please consider this exciting Everest Base Camp Chola Pass trek to be your bucket list. However, don’t forget to check our “50 best tips” for trekking in Nepal. It will help you in many ways if you are new to trekking.
- • Airport picks up & drops
- • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis
- • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
- • Baggage allowance 10kg check-in & 5kg hand carry
- • Guide flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- • Lodge accommodation during the trekking
- • Meals: breakfast, Lunch, & dinner tea or coffee per meals only in trekking
- • Fresh fruits with dinner
- • WiFi internet 10 GB
- • First Aid kit
- • National park permit
- • TIMS Card
- • Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality local permit
- • Trekking equipment: Down Jacket & four season sleeping bag
- • English speaking, government license holder trekking guide
- • Sherpa porter (food, accommodation, insurance, salary- one porter for two trekkers)
- • Water purification
- • Coordination for emergency cases
- • Farewell dinner at the reputable restaurant
- Nepal visa fee
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone bills, bar bills, chocolate, shower, WIFI etc
- All types of soft & hard drinks
- Tips to guide & porter
- Extra nights in Kathmandu hotel in the case early returns
- All things which are not mentioned in includes