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- Lodge/Tea House/Hotel
Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Overview:
|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 Cho La Pass Trek Highlights:
-Everest Base Camp Cho La 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.
Note: Get the 100% security, satisfaction, health check-ups, briefing, tips regarding trek through Pristine Nepal.
What is Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek?
Everest Base Camp via Chola Pass Trek means trekking through the Gokyo Lakes, Cho la Pass & then to Everest Base Camp.
With an altitude of 5,420m, Cho la pass is higher than the Everest Base Camp 5,364m which makes it more challenging & fun. During your trek, you can experience Sherpa cultures & traditions, panorama view of the Himalayas and beautiful lakes of Nepal.
Similarly, among all of the popular three passes in Nepal, Cho la pass is one of the popular passes in the Everest region loved by trekkers. Normally, Everest Base Camp trek will take 14 days to complete on average but with Cho la Pass, it will take 16 days on average.
With only 2 days extra in your itinerary, you can enjoy the trending Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass trek including Gokyo lakes too.
Outline Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Cho la Pass Trek:
Here is the 16 days best itinerary for Everest Base Camp Cho la Pass trek where you will trek to Gokyo Lakes too.
- Day 01: Received by Pristine Nepal Guide & Transfer to Hotel:
- Day 02: Flight to Lukla 2,800m From Kathmandu or Ramechhap and Trek to Phakding-2,660m (4 hours)
- Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar-3,440m (6 hours)
- Day 04: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazar (Hike to Syangboche for Everest View)
- Day 05: Trek to Dole-4,110m (6 hours)
- Day 06: Trek to Machhemro-4,465 (5 hours)
- Day 07: Trek to Gokyo-4,790m (5 hours)
- Day 08: Hike to Gokyo Ri-5,357m and trek to Thangnak-4,950m (4 hours)
- Day 09: Climb to Cho la Pass-5,420m and trek to Lobuche-4,910m (7 hours)
- Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp-5,364m via Gorakshep-5,180m and back to Gorakshep for an overnight
- Day 11: Hike to Kalapthar early morning and trek down to Dingboche-4,400m (7 hours)
- Day 12: Trek to Tyangboche-3,810m (5 hours)
- Day 13: Trek to Monjo-2,800m via Namche Bazar (7 hours)
- Day 14: Trek to Lukla-2,800m (5 hours)
- Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu/Ramechhap
- Day 16: Departure to Home from Kathmandu
How to reach Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass via Gokyo lakes?
To reach Everest Base Camp via Cho la Pass & Gokyo Lakes, you have to reach the starting point which is Lukla airport. It will only take 25 to 30 minutes to reach Lukla from Kathmandu by flight and then you have to trek to Phakding for about 4 hours.
On the third day, you have to trek to Namche Bazar from where you have to enter the territory of Sagarmatha National Park. Your first acclimatization day also takes in Namche Bazar which is very important to adjust with the surroundings.
Continuing your trek, the first beautiful place you will encounter is Gokyo on the 7th day of your trek which is at an altitude of 4,790m. From here, you have to hike to Gokyo Ri-5,375m which offers the best 360° panorama views of mountains. Moreover, you will pass 3 beautiful glacier lakes while trekking too.
After completing your Gokyo Ri hiking, the next place you will have to climb is the highest pass of Everest region-Cho La Pass.
Cho La Pass is at an altitude of 5,420m and also known as the highest passes in this trek as well as the most challenging ones. As a matter of fact, Cho La Pass is higher than the Everest Base Camp. On the 9th day from our itinerary, you will cross this high pass-Cho La Pass.
On the 10th day, it’s all down to Everest Base Camp which is at an altitude of 5,364m via Gorakshep. Similarly, Gorakshep will provide you accommodation there but the lodges/hotels are limited too.
The next most attractive place you will be trekking in this trek is Kalapathar which is at an altitude of 5,545m. From Kalapathar, it gives you a close view of Mt. Everest including Mt. Nuptse, Changtse, Lhotse, and many more. After hiking to Kalapathar, it’s again all down to Lukla through Tyangboche & Monjo. On the 15th day, you will have a scenic flight to Ramechhap or Kathmandu.
Best season for Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass trek:
The best season for Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass trek is in the Autumn season & Spring season. On these seasons, the weather gets warm and favorable for trekking. Most importantly, the chance of completing the Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass trek gets high too.
However, you can trek to Everest Base Camp Cho la Pass at the time of Summer and Winter too but only at the right month/date.
Here, we will discuss the best month to do trekking in Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass in Summer & Winter.
Summer season for Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass trek:
Summer season falls under the month of June to August in Nepal which is also the monsoon season. At the time of the Summer season, the trail of Everest Base Camp & Cho La Pass gets muddy, slippery & difficult. Frequent rainfall, foggy and snowfall may occur in this season.
However, in the summer season also, if you trek in early June or late August then the chances of bad weather are low. You can experience the lush vegetation/nature while trekking to Everest Base Camp via Cho La Pass.
Winter season for Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek:
Winter season falls under the month of December to February where the weather gets freezing cold most of the time. The paths/trails get covered by the snow and make it difficult to walk in this season. That is why most of the people avoid doing trekking in this season.
But as a matter of fact; at the time of winter season, the scenery/view gets more attractive. That is why if you want to take a risk and want to experience the uniqueness of the winter season then I recommend you to trek in early December & late February.
- 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