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Himalaya Darshan Treks Pvt. Ltd

"Experience Naturally Nepal With Us"

$1540

Per person - All price inclusive

  • Trip Grade:
    Strenuous
  • Max-Altitude:
    5,420m
  • Best Season:
    Autumn & Spring
  • Trip Mode:
    Tea house
  • Group Size:
    Min 1+

Chola Pass Trek Highlights

  • Magnificent flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or Ramechhap to Lukla
  • Beautiful Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Khunde, and Phortse.
  • Beautiful Gokyo Lake, Hike to Gokyo Ri 5,360m with Incredible mountain views.
  • Adventure Chola Pass 5,420m,
  • Hike to Everest Base Camp 5,364m and Kala patthar 5,545m.
  • Glacier, Glacial Lakes.
  • Old and historical Monasteries.

Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

The Gokyo Chola Pass Trek is a popular and adventurous trekking route in the Everest region. It combines the beautiful scenery of the Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Lake, and the breathtaking view from Everest Base Camp. This trek is a similar alternative to the classic Everest Base Camp trek, offering a unique and adventurous experience for trekkers.
The journey commences with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the Trek’s gateway to the Everest region.

From Lukla, you begin your journey, passing quaint Sherpa villages and lush forests and crossing suspension bridges over rumbling rivers. The trail ascends gradually, allowing you to acclimate to the altitude. The length of the Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary and side trips taken along the way. On average, the trek can be completed in about 14 to 16 days.

Summit to Chola Pass 5420m:

The trek also includes crossing the adventurous Chola Pass, which sits at an altitude of 5,420 meters (17,782 feet). The pass is known for its steep and icy slopes, requiring good physical and climbing ability. However, the rewards are a beautiful view of the surrounding peaks and the ability to conquer a high mountain.
During the trek, you will be surrounded by the unique Sherpa culture and hospitality. You can interact with friendly locals, visit ancient monasteries, and learn about the Sherpa’s lives.

Chola Pass EBC Trek:

The Chola Pass EBC ( Everest Base Camp ) trek is a challenging adventure that combines two popular trekking routes in the Everest region of Nepal. This trek will take you through stunning landscapes, remote villages, and high passes, offering breathtaking views of the mighty Mountains.
The trek embarks in Lukla, a small town in the Khumbu region, and follows the classic EBC route to the base camp of Mount Everest. Along the way, you will pass by beautiful Sherpa villages such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorak Shep.

Hike to EBC 5,364m

One of the main highlights of this trek is going through the Chola Pass and Hike to EBC. Located at an elevation of 5,420 meters (17,782 feet), the pass offers a thrilling and adventurous experience. Another highlight of the Chola Pass EBC Trek is witnessing the breathtaking Khumbu Icefall. This magnificent and treacherous glacier showcases nature’s raw power and beauty from the base camp.

Best Time to do Gokyo Chola Pass Trek:

The best times to do the Gokyo Chola Pass Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is favorable with clear skies and great views. However, it is essential to prepare well with the right climbing equipment, clothing, and a good level of fitness.

Difficulty Level

The Gokyo Chola Pass trek is considered to be a moderate to challenging trek in the Everest region. The difficulty level can vary depending on factors such as weather conditions, trekking seasons, your level of fitness, and previous trekking experience. Of course, it is an adventurous trekking trail in Khumbu. The Chola Pass 5420m is one pass of three high passes trek in Everest.

Lukla Flight Information

Flight Information to /from Lukla: Due to the Kathmandu airport overcrowding, Flights to Lukla (Everest Region) depart from Manthali Airport (Ramechhap) for the busiest season. The distance from Kathmandu to Mathali airport is about 130 kilometers. So it takes about 3.5 to 4 hours to drive. We leave Kathmandu at 1 or 1.30 AM to catch our early morning flights from Manthali to Lukla.

Note: The flight will be departing from March 15 to May 15 and October to November. However, it depends on the decision of the airlines and the civil aviation authority of Nepal.

Lukla Flight Delay or Cancellations

The bad weather conditions and over traffic in Kathmandu airports are the main reasons for delaying and canceling flights. The weather in hilly and Himalayan regions will be changed so quickly. So, We at Himalaya Darshan Treks highly recommend managing a minimum of 1 or 2 extra days for your Everest and Dolpo region treks.

What is the Lukla Flight Weight limitation?

The airlines have a weight limitation of only 15 kilograms (about 33 pounds) per person so please try to make your luggage less than 15 kilograms. Otherwise, you have to pay extra money but it is only possible if there is no overweight on the plane. So, the best option is to make your bag light

Conclusion:

In conclusion, the Gokyo Chola Pass Trek is an extraordinary adventure that combines the natural beauty of the Gokyo Valley, the thrill of passing the Chola Pass, and the iconic experience of going to Everest Base Camp. It is a trek that provides you with unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the mighty Himalayas. Feel free to get in touch with us.

Itinerary


Day 1, Arrival at (TIA), Kathmandu Airport (1,350m) and transfer to the hotel

We, Himalaya Darshan Treks heartily welcome you and your group to Nepal. One of our company staff will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The person will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, holding an A4-size paper with your name and our company name. So, you have to look for that person for your pick up from the airport. Your check-in at the hotel.

Day 2, Flight to Lukla (2,850m), Trek to Phakding (2,610m). Stay at tea house

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in the early morning and drive you to the domestic terminal at Kathmandu Airport, where you will board a 30-minute flight to Lukla. You will be treated to some of the most breathtaking Himalayan views during the trip. You will be met by your porter, who will carry your luggage after you arrive at Tenzing-Hilary airport. Then your journey begins. Then it’s a short trek to Phakding crossing a beautiful village and the amazing mani wall at Upper Ghat.

Day 3, Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,456m). Stay at tea house.

Our trek begins in the morning with a crossing of the Dudh Kosi River, passing through the charming villages of Toktok, Bhenkar, and Monjo before arriving at the Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate. Then we will trek for a few hours along the riverbed and cross our final bridge before a steep uphill trek to Namche Bazaar. Namche is home to various excellent restaurants, pubs, a computer café, a post office, and banks. It is the main gateway to the entrance of the Everest region too.

Day 4, Acclimatization Day.

This is your Excruciation Day. After breakfast, you can hike to Everest View Hotel. From there you can enjoy seeing breathtaking views of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Amadablam. Likewise, many other beautiful mountain peaks in the Everest Himalayan range. You also can enjoy wild animals, birds and many more. You can explore Namche bazaar and enjoy your evening with many restaurants, Bars (Irish Bar), and a shopping center.

Day 5, Trek to Dole (4,200m). Stay at the tea house

We’ll leave Namche after breakfast and follow the trail to Chhorkang. Then we’ll stroll along the north side, via a Tenzing Norgay Memorial Chorten. Before getting kyanjuma, you can take in the stunning panorama of Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku. Likewise, Khandega, Amadablam, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, and Taboche are there. The trail then climbs left to Mongla Pass, falls to Phortse thanga, and then climbs steeply through the Rhododendron and Birch woodland to reach Dole.

Day 6, Trek to Machhermo (4,470m). Stay at tea house.

We’ll go off from Dole on a steady ascent to Machhermo. That day will not be long, but you will have some difficulties walking due to the high altitude. You may take in the breathtaking views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku, as well as the opportunity to witness wildlife.

Day 7, Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,790m). Stay at tea house.

Today is a crucial day in the journey to Gokyo. After breakfast, trek gently up to Phanka for a short break and then follow the trail to Gokyo Lake 4,790m, which runs alongside the Ngozumpa Glacier. We’ll be photographing the Gokyo Valley’s diverse scenery, including Gokyo Lakes, Tibet’s bordering peaks, and Cho Oyu.

Day 8, Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,360m).

Early in the morning, we have to start our hike to Gokyo Ri 5,360m. we enjoy the panoramic views of several mountains, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu, and many other snow-capped mountains. Likewise, beautiful view of Gokyo Lake and Ngazompa glacier. After enjoying the view from Gokyo Ri, we will back down to the hotel. Afternoon rest and relax in Gokyo.

Day 9, Trek to Dragnag (4,700m) Stay at tea house.

After breakfast, Continue our journey to Dragnag through Ngozumpa Glacier.

Day 10, Trek to Dzongla (4,830m) via Chola Pass (5,420m) Stay at tea house

Early in the morning breakfast, We will have to start our hike to Cho La Pass 5,420m. The trekking trail starts up to reach the top/ Chola pass summit. This is one of the hard days in this trek due to the high altitude. But you feel good and better walking with beautiful mountain views, Lakes and glaciers. You will stop at the top of Cho La for mountain views and trekking continues to descend to Dzongla.

Day 11, Trek to Lobuche (4,910m), Stay at tea house.

After late breakfast, you will start your trekking to Lobuche. This is a short and easy walk, you can enjoy the view of Amadablam, Tabuche Peak, and many beautiful mountains.

Day 12, Trek to Garakshep (5,190m), Stay at tea house

The trail to Gorakshep winds its way across the Khumbu Glacier’s moraine, past the pyramid marker. We soon obtain views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtern, Khumbutse, Nuptse, and the crest of Everest’s North Slope. We hike a short distance to Thangma Riju, where we have a breathtaking 360-degree view of snow-capped mountains.

After a short break and having some lunch at the guest house, we will start our hike to Everest base camp 5,364m. walking through the glacier. After great success in reaching the base camp of Mt. Everest, we will back to Gorakshep.

Some trekkers, don’t like to go to Base Camp and may prefer to stay at the hotel and plan a walk to Kala Patthar to see the spectacular sunset view.

Day 13, Hike to Kalapather 5,545m Trek back to Pheriche.

Today is a remarkable day, and it represents the pinnacle of our trip. The stunning views from Kala Patthar of the new day and the light shining on Mount Everest are best seen early in the morning. Before embarking on our journey, we must be prepared for the dark and chilly conditions (-10 to -14 Degrees C). We then return to Gorakshep for breakfast before making our way to Pheriche for a well-earned night’s rest.

Day 14, Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3,456m). Stay at tea house

The trail then enters the Dudh Koshi gorge from Tengboche, descending steeply through the pine forests after crossing the prayer flag-draped bridge at Phungitenga. After that heading up to Kyanjuma, the region’s primary trail junction is reached at the end of the walk. While traveling through the forest, we should look for wild animals such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, and other species. We arrive at the Namche Bazaar after passing via Chorten.

Day 15, Trek back to Lukla (2,840m). Stay at tea house.

The trail begins with a steep fall that requires us to take each step carefully across uneven terrain. Over the Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, we traverse multiple suspension bridges. The trail then flattens out and becomes more manageable. Fresh mountain air fills your lungs, preparing you for the journey ahead. When we arrive in Lukla, we stretch our tired legs and reflect on the previous few weeks as we come to the end of our journey, full of great memories and delight, with everyone safe and sound and with a smile on their face!

Day 16, Flight to Kathmandu transfer to hotel.

We fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Or Lukla to Ramechhap early in the morning after our 14-day trip. When you get to Kathmandu, you can relax or go shopping. This is also a good time to see areas you missed when you first arrived in Kathmandu. Our tour guides will continue to assist you with shopping for souvenirs or sightseeing.

Day 17, Final Departure.

Your journey has ended today, but the memories you’ve made will last a lifetime! Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from our firm will transport you to the airport. You’ll have plenty of time on your trip home to plan your next excursion and visit Nepal’s most stunning mountains.

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle (Domestic/International).
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast (twin sharing).
  • Experienced and licensed holder guides, and porters with salaries, food, accommodation, and insurance. 1 porter for 2 trekkers.
  • Mountain teahouse accommodation and 3 times meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and one cup of tea/coffee with a meal).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Both-way Flights for guide and guests (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • All needed documents for the trek.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entry permit.
  • First Aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Emergency Helicopter service arrangement (If needed) which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • We will arrange a Duffel bag, Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, and warm hat (If you don’t have your own.)
  • Himalaya Darshan Treks branded T-shirt as a souvenir.
  • Everest Chola Pass Trek Map for a group.
  • Gokyo Chola Pass Trek Achievement Certificate.
  • Farewell dinner at Nepalese restaurant

Trip Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Your expenses (Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, WIFI, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porter. (Tips are expected)
  • Nepal entry visa fees (USD – 30 for 15 days / USD – 50 for 30 Days and USD – 125 for 90 days)
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding, etc.
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the cost include.
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu

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