Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Overview:
|Max Elevation||5,545 m|
|Best Time||Oct-Dec, Mid-March to Mid-June|
|Trekking Permits||National Park Permit,Local Government entrance fee TIMS Card|
|Region||Everest, East Nepal|
|Includes||Trekking Guide & Porter|
|Solo Supplement Charge||$205|
-Cho la Pass Everest Base Camp trek with Ama Dablam offers 360° panorama views of Mt. Everest 8,848m, Mt. Lhotse 8,516m, Makalu 8,481m, Mt.Cho Oyu 8,201m and many 7,000m and 6,000m mountains.
-Enjoy the love from Sherpa with their old customs and traditions you never have seen before.
-Enjoy the unique foods i.e. different from others enjoying the 360° panorama view of beautiful mountains.
-Follow the footsteps of Tenzing & Edmund Hillary footsteps to reach Everest Base Camp.
-Chance to reach one of the highest passes with an elevation of 5,420m that is higher than Everest Base Camp.
-A new journey and a new route to Everest Base Camp through Ama Dablam base camp (4,570m) and Chola pass (5,420m).
-Hike to Kalapather for its sunset view.
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What is Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek via Ama Dablam?
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 L0a Pass and Everest Base Camp itself.
The Chola Pass Everest Base Camp trek with Ama Dablam base camp is designed for those people who have enough time to explore the Everest region fully. Similarly, this new trek will normally take 19/20 days to complete.
When trekking to Everest Base Camp, everyone can see the beautiful mountains in their way where Ama Dablam is one of them. That is why this trek is designed to lead your way to the base of Mt Ama Dablam and see it even close.
Actually, Mt Ama Dablam is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world located in the Everest region. This mountain is widely famous among Everest climber and they prefer to climb Mt Ama Dablam first before Mt Everest.
Ama Dablam is with an altitude of 6,838m above the sea level and its base camp is 4,570m above the sea level. Similarly, Ama Dablam base camp (ADBC) 4,570m offers a great view of the Everest Himalaya region.
Only a few trekkers have gone to Ama Dablam base camp because it’s new. Therefore, don’t miss the chance to trek to the most popular base camps in Nepal in one package.
How to reach Cho la Pass & Everest Base Camp via Ama Dablam?
To reach Cho La Pass & Everest Base Camp, we need to fly to Lukla airport from Kathmandu which is the gateway to Everest Base Camp. After an acclimatization day on Namche Bazar, it’s a one-day hike to Pangboche village which is on the way to Dingboche village on the 5th day.
You can directly go to Pangboche village from Namche Bazar instead of stopping at Tyangboche also. It’s only three to four hours hike from Pangboche to Ama Dablam and 2 to 3 hours to go back to Pangboche. You can say that it is an acclimatization day too where you can adjust your body with altitude. After that, Cho La Pass trek again continues in the main trail of EBC from Pangboche.
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar at an altitude of 3,440m is very important for your body. Likewise, Ama Dablam base camp trek day is also the same as doing acclimatization because you will have lots of spare time to rest. Normally, every trekker needs to have two acclimatization days for the Everest base camp trek.
Likewise, you will then hike to Nagarjuna hill 5,100m from Dingboche which will take about 5 hours from and to Dingboche or you can explore Chhukung village-4,800m. After spending two nights at Dingboche-4,400m, you will then trek to Lobuche-4,910m. From here, you can complete the Everest base camp trek (5,364m) from Lobuche and stop at Gorakshep (5,180m) on the same day.
Kalapathar-5,545m is another big attraction in this trek among travelers. After reaching Everest base camp-5,364m, many people hike to Kalapathar as well. Especially, Kalapathar is the most famous for a close view of Mt. Everest because you can’t have an Everest view from the Everest base camp. Similarly, Kalapathar is popular for the sunset view also.
After doing Ama Dablam base camp trek, Everest base camp trek and Kalapathar trek, you will have another challenge to Chola Pass 5,420m. Chola Pass is widely known as Everest high pass among three high passes in Nepal too.
You can trek to Chola Pass either from the Gokyo side or Everest base camp at another time which includes Chola pass. But in this package, you can do it from Dzongla 4,830m and trek to Gokyo Lakes. Similarly, Chola pass 5,420m is considered a bit hard pass due to its high elevation and rough trail which makes it more daring and challenging.
Best season for Chola Pass Everest Base Camp trek:
Like other treks in Nepal, the best season for Chola Pass Everest Base Camp trek is also Autumn & Spring season. These both seasons are considered as the peak & hiking season in Nepal with a favorable atmosphere for trekking.
Likewise, all the four seasons have its own merits and uniqueness that makes the Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp trek best.
Here are the four seasons for doing Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek:
Autumn season in Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp:
Without a doubt, the Autumn season is best for trekking in every region including Chola Pass & Everest Base Camp. The temperature in this season gets moderate with warm days. You can even enjoy the spectacular mountain views in this season as well as it gets easier to walk in this season than another season.
The best month for trekking to Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp in the Autumn season is mid-October.
Winter season in Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp:
Winter season is the most challenging season to do any treks in Nepal. Usually, the temperature in this season drops from -10°C to -15°C during the night. Similarly, there is a possibility of snowfall in this season which covers the route & makes it hard to trek.
However, at the time of early December, you can trek to Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp via Ama Dablam. During this time the day gets a little warmer and less chance of snowfall too.
Spring season in Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp:
Spring season is another best season for trekking to Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp via Ama Dablam. In Nepal, it is the second-best trekking season which is also known as hiking season too.
During this season, get ready to be awed by lush forests of Rhododendron, pine, fully bloom flowers and fresh environment. Similarly, the views of the mountains get more beautiful due to clear blue sky. Moreover, we recommend you to go trekking in mid-April in Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp.
Summer season in Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp:
Summer season is the monsoon season in Nepal where you will face heavy rainfall most of the time. Even though it’s monsoon season of Nepal, this season is best for its own way. It gives the best scenery on a day to day walk-in Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp trek.
However, during this season, the trails get little muddy & you will encounter lots of leeches along the way too. Therefore, we recommend you to trek in early June or late August.
Cho La pass, Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lakes:
Chola Pass EBC trek with Ama Dablam base camp has another beautiful place known as Gokyo Lake 4,790m and Gokyo Ri 5,360m. Gokyo Lake is one of the most beautiful Lake in the Everest region. It is listed in the Ramsar site as well for its wetland and wildlife. Likewise, there are five different glacier Lakes in Gokyo Valley which is the jewel of that area. And you will see at least three Lakes along the trail and you will stay two nights just beside the big Gokyo Lake 4,790m.
Gokyo Ri 5,360m offers 360° Himalaya views i.e. 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.
After exploring those beautiful places of Ama Dablam base camp 4,570m, Everest base camp 5,364m, Kalapathar 5,545m, Chola Pass 5,420m, Gokyo Lake 4,790m, and Gokyo Ri 5,360m; you will trek down to Lukla via Namche Bazar. Your Chola Pass EBC trek with Ama Dablam base camp trek will finish in Kathmandu after a short flight from Lukla.
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- 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
- 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