Cho La Pass Trek EBC Via Ama Dablam Details:
|Max Elevation:||5,545m||Best Time:||Oct-Dec & Mar-June|
|Trekking Permits:||National Park Permit, TIMS, Local Permit||Domestic Flight:||KTM/Ramechhap-Lukla-KTM/Ramechhap|
|Guide & Porter:||Experienced||Hidden Charges:||No|
“Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp trek via Ama Dablam means trekking to all the popular places like Ama Dablam Base Camp, High pass known as Cho La Pass, and Everest Base Camp itself.”
The Chola Pass Everest Base Camp trek with Ama Dablam base camp is designed for those people who are looking for more thrill and hardcore adventure and have enough time to explore the Everest region fully. This new trekking journey normally takes 19/20 days to complete.
On this trekking adventure, you will enjoy the sweeping views of the glorious mountains and Himalayas, walks through beautiful valleys, lush forests, and exhilarating trail. Only a few trekkers have trekked to Ama Dablam base camp because it’s a newly opened trek.
- Airport picks up & drops by private vehicle
- Two night’s hotel in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing with breakfast
- Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla to Ramechhap/Kathmandu flight ticket
- Guide flight ticket
- An experienced Trekking guide (salary, food, accommodation, insurance)
- A porter for two trekkers (Salary, food, accommodation, insurance)
- Sagarmatha national park entrance fee
- Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance fee
- Lodge accommodation during trekking (4 nights room with attached bathroom)
- Meals: Breakfast, lunch, & dinner during trekking
- 10GB internet data package
- Seasonal fresh fruits during trekking
- Water purification kit
- First aid kit
- Free coordination in emergency cases
- Farewell dinner at Nepali restaurant with cultural show
- Nepal visa fee
- International flight ticket
- Travel insurance
- Tips to guide & porter
- Hot shower, hard & soft drinks
- All personal expenses what is not mentioned in the price inclusion
Pristine Nepal Treks guide or staff will pick you up from arrival & drive to the hotel. Normally, we bring you at Thamel because it is an in-style holidaymaker place in the national capital where you’ll see several gears shop, art shop, souvenirs shop, hotels, malls, restaurants, travel agencies, trekking agencies, banks, & more. If your arrival is in the daytime you will explore Thamel. Your trekking guide will brief regarding your trekking.
Trekking guide will come at your hotel early in the morning to pick you up to drop you to the domestic landing field. It’s a short scenic flight to Lukla. Flight can operated from Ramechhap during the busy season due to high air traffic of Kathmandu airport. Ramechhap airport is only 4 hours driving distance from Kathmandu.
Similarly, Lukla airport is the most dangerous airport within the world. It is located over 2,800m on top of the ocean level & on the lap of the mountain. Sometimes, it’s terribly unstable weather makes too difficult for flight.
You’ll meet your porter at Lukla & eat breakfast there too. Many young boys come to Lukla from the different part of Nepal for being a porter. They carry tourist’s bag packs in busy season & carry local’s things in offseason. Sometimes, they carry up to 120kg similarly. However, your trekking porters carry 20-30 kilo as a result of your porter must to follow our itinerary.
3-4 hours walk solely on a first day through the few villages together with Chaurikharkha, Ghat, Thadokoshi. You’ll stop at Phakding for an overnight.
The morning walks begin simply taking breakfast and then by following Dudhkoshi stream. It’s straightforward walking till Monjo, Jorsalle alongside River. You’ll have some few suspension bridges on Dudhkoshi River to cross. And one popular high bridge before Namche bazar with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. It is known as Hillary Bridge. Of Course, you’ll meet several donkeys, jokpyos (breeding from yak & cow), on the way. You have to be careful with those animals.
Namche Bazar 3,440m could be the most vital place for the Khumbu region. It’s a well-liked Sherpa village. Similarly, it had been well-known for the Tibetan market also. Especially, most of the individuals from the Khumbu region will come back here to sell products. Of course, Namche has several things these days together with hotels, restaurants, pub, bar, trekking gears shop, department shop, thangka gallery, public school, health post, security base etc.
If you stayed here for a minimum of 2 nights then your body gets accustomed. It is very important to prevent from AMS.
You will visit the highest of Namche Bazar known as Chorcamp. You’ll have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, beautiful Ama-Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Kongde, Khumbila, etc. And climb a steep mountain to Syangboche wherever Mt. Everest View Hotel is located. You will have an attractive view of Mt. Everest. Then back to the hotel for a day of rest.
Normally, trekkers trek to only Tengboche from Namche Bazar. But this trekking is designed for Ama Dablam base camp too. Pangboche village 4,000m is only 1:30 hour from Tengboche. Pangboche is the best place to go to Ama Dablam base camp. It can be a bit long day but you can do it.
Mount Ama Dablam 6,838m is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world within Everest region. Its base camp offers a great Himalaya view. It is easy and short distance from Pangboche village. So you will hike to Ama Dablam base camp 4,570m early in the morning after having your breakfast.
It takes only 3 to 4 hours to reach Ama Dablam base camp from Pangboche. You should cross a suspension bridge and climb up to base camp with a great Himalayan view. Mt. Ama Dablam is considered one of the hardest and technical mountains for climbing. Ama Dablam base camp is busy in the autumn season (September to November). You can see many tents and climbers here in autumn. Make photographs and go down to Pangboche. Back to Pangboche in the afternoon for overnight stay.
After doing a beautiful Ama Dablam base camp, you will trek to Dingboche 4,400m. It’s a short day to Dingboche from Pangboche. Dingboche is another beautiful Sherpa village within the Everest region. You will have 2 nights here including acclimatization day.
Today is another acclimatization day. It is recommended to go high altitude and come back to same place for overnight stop. This place is 4,400m above sea level. It offers two different places to explore in acclimatization day.
One is Chhukung village 4,830m and the other is Nagarjun hill 5,100m. It will be helpful if you go to one of them. Nowadays, most people attempt Nagarjun hill 5,100m.
They test their ability for Everest base camp on this mountain. It does not take that long day too. You need to hike 3 to 4 hours to go up and two hours roughly to go down to Dingboche. The afternoon will be free for rest.
From today, you will have all high altitude trekking. It is an easy trail to walk to Lobuche 4,910m. First, about three hours will be easy due to its gradual flat mountain with a great view of beautiful mountains. You will have great mountain views of Tawache, Cholatse, Lobuche peak, Ama Dablam, Pumori and more.
There is an unstable trail nearby Thukla 4,600m due to fast pace river. And you have to climb up to Lobuche pass 4,870m. This pass is popular for its cemetery of mountaineers. From here, it will take an hour to reach Lobuche 4,910m with just a gradual flat.
Today is the highlight day for this trek. You will trek to the highest base camp of the highest mountain.
Everest base camp 5,364m is considered as the highest base camp. You need only three hours roughly to reach to Gorakshep 5,180m from Lobuche. You can leave all your bag pack at Gorakshep except water bottle and camera.
Its two hours from Gorakshep to reach to Everest base camp. You can see a big Khumbu icefall nearby base camp. However, you will see many tenting here in the spring season and almost no tent in the autumn season.
You can have time for a photograph here and go back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop. If you are not that tired from altitude and trekking you are recommended to climb up to Kalapathar 5,545m for sunset view on Mount Everest.
Hike to Kalapathar 5,545m in the early morning for sunrise view. As mentioned up, the sunset view is great to see from Kalapathar but trekkers sometimes cannot go to Kalapathar after doing Everest base camp in a single day. So you can do it early in the morning. After reaching Kalapathar, go back to Gorakshep, have a breakfast and trek to Dzongla for Chola Pass.
This day also will be special and difficult too. Chola pass 5,420m is called Everest high pass. Chola Pass 5,420m is a big attraction of this trekking. It is recommended to start early in the morning. It takes about three hours to reach on the top of the Chola Pass 5,420m from Dzongla. You are trekking all this area is high altitude areas so go slowly. It is a bit dangerous around pass areas due to its avalanche and rock falling problem sometimes.
Big downhill from Chola pass is also considered difficult. If there is snow then it makes more difficult due to slippery rocks. You need about another three hours to go down to Thangnak 4,830m for an overnight stop.
You will trek to Gokyo after having breakfast at Thangna. The trail to go to Gokyo is really rough on the glacier areas. This trail is unstable. It is not that long to reach to Gokyo but it is too dangerous due to its glacier. If there is snow you have to be very careful. That is why it is recommended to take an experienced guide for this trekking. You will need only 3 to 4 hours to trek to Gokyo from Thangna.
Surely, you goanna have another fantastic day. Gokyo itself very beautiful is situated just alongside the Gokyo Lake with an altitude of 4,790m. And Gokyo Ri 5,360m is most stunning view point of Everest region. It offers a 360° mountain view. You can see from here; the highest peak Mount Everest 8,848m, the 4th highest peak Mt. Lhotse 8,516m, the 5th highest peak Mt. Makalu 8,481m, the 6th highest peak Mt. Cho Oyu 8,201m and other many 7,000s & 6,000s mountains.
Then you can have just afternoon free. You can have relaxing day at Gokyo and overnight.
Well, after having a beautiful time in these high Himalaya areas, now you will head down to Lukla. You need at least three days to reach Lukla from where you will have a short flight to Kathmandu. Today you will walk down to Dhole 4,100m. This is a small settlement for tourists. You stop for an overnight here.
After having breakfast at Dhole 4,100m, you will trek to Namche Bazar 3,440m. Altitude will be decreased.
First part of the trail in the morning to Phortse Thanga is downhill and a step uphill up to Mungla Danda. Then it is big downhill to Lausasa which is the main trail to Everest base camp.
You have walked already here on the way to two base camp Ama Dablam base camp and Everest base camp. From here, it is an easy and wide trail to reach Namche Bazar. You will have an overnight again at Namche Bazar tonight.
The morning starts with a delicious breakfast & walking downhill via a famed same higher bridge.
Follow Dudh Koshi stream, Jorsalle, Monjo, TokTok, Phakding, Ghat, Thadokoshi, Chaurikharka & Lukla. You will have a last lunch at Phakding before another few hours to trek to Lukla.
Ascent up before Lukla can cause you too tired however finally, you’ll be at Lukla for the last night on the mountain. It’s time to say bye to your porters. Most of them come back to the landing field to bring your backpack however formally, their duty is finished here.
You will have a short flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. It’s about 30 minutes of flight. But they fly to Ramechhap sometimes due to high air traffic in Kathmandu airport.
If you have a flight to Ramechhap from Lukla then you will have 4-hour driving to Kathmandu and you can have afternoon free.
Normally, we always offer a farewell dinner this day. We will bring you to a reputable Nepali restaurant for a Nepali culture show with dinner. We will hear your comments, complaints, and suggestion. We are keen to provide the best service to our guests.
If it’s departure day for you then we will drop you to the airport as per your flight time. It will be our pleasure to make your trip memorable and wonderful. You can always contact us because we are there for you.
If it’s not a departure day then we can have a discussion about your future trip or anything else.
Yes, of course, you can customize this trek according to your desire but it must include acclimatization day and you have to provide the details to us.
We will then calculate all the fees you have to pay after you submit your itinerary.
After you book the package with us, you will get a room for a stay in the heart of the city, Thamel. You will have a one night stay at that hotel according to this package.
As for the accommodations during the trek, you will be staying in different hotels/lodges/tea houses. There you won’t have to pay any charges for the room and meals. However, if you act on your own to choose the meals rather than our guide then you have to pay by yourself.
Our guide will give you 3 meals per day.
There is no any age restriction on this trip. But it doesn’t mean that you can bring your children lower than 14 years old.
We recommend you to do some hiking with your children before going trekking. It’s best to know the stamina of your children so that the trip won’t get affected.
It is possible that you might get an injury during the trek. It’s also possible that you might get sick. But if it’s a minor health problem which can be solved with less medical care then your guide will help you. With the help of a med kit, you can continue your trek.
However, if it’s serious then there will be a Helicopter evacuation. If you have travel insurance then the travel insurance will pay all the losses. That is why you have to do travel insurance also.
Many people who are doing the first trek will surely get nervous. That is why we have written the blog for you where you can get almost all the tips that can help you. Your safety is our main priority.
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