Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek via Ama Dablam - 19 Days

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  • $1,745
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  • Hard
  • Lodge/Tea House/Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
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Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Overview:

Max Elevation5,545 m
Best TimeOct-Dec, Mid-March to Mid-June
Trekking PermitsNational Park Permit,Local Government entrance fee TIMS Card
Domestic FlightKathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
RegionEverest, East Nepal
IncludesTrekking Guide & Porter
Solo Supplement Charge$205

Trip Highlights:

-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.

Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp

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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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Cost inclusions

  • 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

Cost exclusions

  • 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
Day 01 :
Arrival in Kathmandu (Capital city of Nepal) & transfer to hotel

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.

Day 02 :
: Fly to Lukla 2,800m 30 minutes & trek to Phakding 2,660m – 04 hours

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.

Day 03 :
Trek to Namche Bazar 3,440m – 06 hours

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.

Day 04 :
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar – sightseeing Everest view hotel

Namche Bazar 3,440m could be a most vital place for 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 the attractive view of Mt. Everest. Then back to the hotel for a day of rest.

Day 05 :
Trek to Pangboche 4,000m – 07 hours

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 bit long day but you can do it.

Day 06 :
Hike to Ama Dablam base camp 4,570m & back to Pangboche for overnight stay – 06 hours

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 autumn season (September to November). You can see many tents and climber here in autumn. Make photographs and go down to Pangboche. Back to Pangboche in the afternoon for overnight stay.

Day 07 :
Trek to Dingboche 4,400m – 04 hours

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 Everest region. You will have 2 nights here including acclimatization day.

Day 08 :
Acclimatization day; hike to Nagarjuna hill 5,100m & back to Dingboche for overnight – 05 hours

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 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. Afternoon will be free for rest.

Day 09 :
Trek to Lobuche 4,910m – 06 hours

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.

Day 10 :
Trek to Gorakshep 5,180m – 03 hours; hike to Everest base camp 5,364m and back to Gorakshep for an overnight

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.

Day 11 :
Hike to Kalapathar in the early morning – 03 hours & trek to Dzongla 4,830m – 05 hours

Hike to Kalapathar 5,545m in the early morning for sun rise view. As mentioned up, sun set view is great to see from Kalapathar but trekkers sometimes cannot go to Kalapathar after doing Everest base camp in 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.

Day 12 :
Cross Chola pass 5,420m in the early morning & trek down to Thangnak 4,700m – 05 hours

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.

Day 13 :
Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,790m – 04 hours

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.

Day 14 :
Hike to Gokyo Ri 5,360m – 03 hours & free afternoon at Gokyo

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.

Day 15 :
Trek down to Dhole 4,100m – 06 hours

Well, after having beautiful time in these high Himalaya areas, now you will head down to Lukla. You need at least three days to reach to Lukla from where you will have 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.

Day 16 :
Trek to Namche Bazar 3,440m – 07 hours

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 easy and wide trail to reach to Namche Bazar. You will have an overnight again at Namche Bazar tonight.

Day 17 :
Trek to Lukla 2,800m – 07 hours

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.

Day 18 :
Fly to Kathmandu/Ramechhap with short flight & transfer to hotel

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 in this day. We will bring you at reputable Nepali reataurant for a Nepali culture show with a dinner. We will hear your comments, complaints and suggestion. We are keen to provide the best service to our guest.

Day 19 :
Departure to home from Kathmandu

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.


Can I customize my trip?

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.

Where will i live when coming Nepal?

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.

Can I bring my children in this trip?

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.

What if I get sick or any other physical damage?

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.

I need tips for this trek.

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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Trip Facts

  • $1,745
  • Special Spring
  • Hard
  • Lodge/Tea House/Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
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