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Everest Chola Pass Trek

Duration: 19 Days

Trip Overview

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max Elevation: 5,545 m
  • Best Season: Spring - Autmn
  • Total Duration: 19 Days

Everest Base Trek is the worlds best-rated trekking route in southeast Asia. The trekking in this region takes you to some of the naturally astonishing places with diverse land features and rivers. The trail through the deep gorge of the Dudh Koshi river along with   The caravans of the yaks and mules carrying the supplies to Everest regions adds more flavors to the trekking. Namche bazar popularly known as the Sherpa village provides a refreshing encouragement to the advancing trekkers.

The monasteries at Tengboche, Tengboche and Khumjung offer a beautiful insight of the mountain Buddhist religious inclination of the Sherpa community.  The Sagarmatha National park being a UNESCO protected region is the habitation of the mountain vegetation, flora, and fauna. 

This trekking offers you the clearer and nearer view of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho yu, Mt. Amadablam, Gokyo valley, and Cho la pass and the clusters of the peak in the same range. The one who makes the Everest trekking will be offered with the beautiful Garland of the snow-white peaks.


  • Day-1 - Arrival to Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu (TIA), our representative from Hillstrek will be there to pick you up. You will be transfer to hotel by  private vehicle. We discuss about our trip and you have time for refreshment. In the evening we are together again for welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural program.

  • Day- 2 - Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (1350mtrs)

    After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for half day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley on to the UNESCO protected world heritage site. You will have your lunch in the restaurant with the view of Stupa then you back to hotel. You will meet your trek leader and discuss about the trek and do last minutes arrangements.

  • Day-3 - Fly to Lukla trek to Phakding (2660mtrs) 3-4 hours

    Early morning transfer to domestic airport with pack breakfast or after breakfast, depends on your flight schedule. Then you will experiment the flight to the real himalaya with the view of Gaurisankar, Shisapangba including Mount Everest in your half an hour flight. When you arrive in Lukla you will meet rest of our trekking crew and manage to arrangements of your back pack and begin our trek to Phakding. You will enjoy the trek downhill till Thadokoshi with the view of Khumbi-hyula and the snow capped mountain Kusum kangaroo. The trek will continue to Phakding through Ghat with the view of monastery and some mane walls.

  • Day-4 - Trek to Namchebazaar (3440mtrs) 5-6 hours

    The day begin with crossing the river Dudhkoshi and head to the Benker through Tok Tok with gradual walking. We slightly climb up till Monjo where the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park is. We cross the river again and again to go to Namchebazaar via Hillary bridge. Till Hillary bridge the trail goes gradually up and down then it goes step up till Namchebazaar. If the weather permits, we can see the view of Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse on the way. Namchebazaar is the transit point for different trek in Everest region and the big market place of Sherpa community as well as Tibetan.

  • Day-5 - Acclimatization Day (3440mtrs) 3-4 hours

    The day begin with spectacular view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Amadablam and many more mountains of himalaya. After breakfast we head up to Khumjung village and monastery via Everest view lodge which is located in the altitude of 3900mtrs and it’s really useful for acclimatization. We visit the place where the Yeti skull is still exist. We back to Namchebazaar through the Khumjung secondary
    school whose founder is Sir Edmund Hillary himself and Syangbochen where the highest air strip located on.

  • Day-6 - Trek to Tengboche (3867mtrs) 5-6 hours

    The day begin on the flat trail with the view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Amadablam, Mount Thamserku, Mount Kongde and so on. From Kyangjuma the trail goes descent to the Dhudhkoshi river and ascent to Tengboche through beautiful Rhododendron forest. On the way we will see one more beautiful snow capped mountain Kangtega. We visit monastery, which is the biggest monastery in khumbu region.Internet cafe and bakery cafe are also the attractions of tengboche.

  • Day-7 - Trek to Dingboche (4410mtrs) 5-6 hours

    After breakfast, trail descends down from Tengboche, through the rhododendron forest to Debuche and crossing a bridge over the raging Imja Khola (River). The trail for Dingbuche follows the climbing route of Island peak and the face of Amphu Laptsa. The trail goes down to the river again and climbing up to Dingboche with boundry of stone walls and the view of famous trekking peak called Island peak. It is gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area and Hinko Valley.

  • Day-8 - : Acclimatization day at Dingboche

    On this day you may have full day rest or there are some places where you can go for a day hike; up to Chhukung(4,730m) for acclimatization (point of climbing famous Island peak) or climb up to Nanjajung Peak about two hours offer view of Imjatse Valley with Dingbuche village and Mt.Makalu(8,463m), Ama Dablam, Island peak etc.

  • Day-9 - Trek Labuche to (4,930mtrs) 5-6 hours

    After your complete acclimatization, the trail heading you gradually climb up until Dughla offering stunning views of Tabuche and Cholatse. From Dughla trail directly up to the Khumbu Glacier for an hour, then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Labuche. In this stage the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect

  • Day-10 - Trek to Gorakshep (5,180mtrs) – 3 hours & Everest Base Camp (5,364m) 2-3 hours

    After breakfast the trek continues gently climb and sometime direct ascent to nearby glacier. The trail goes to Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers the good view of Mt. Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest Base camp and glacier with scenic view. After lunch, we ready for our adventure to the targeted destination and we continues our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall, the path from here can be misleading, follow the lead Sherpa, every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier, the walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the walk passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. If you are during the high expedition season have fell like city. It takes 2-3 hours to get to base camp and after a grand time here go back over the journey to Gorakshep.

  • Day-11 - Trek to Kalapatthar (5,545mtrs) -2 hours & Trek to Zongla,5-6 hours

    Early in the morning climb up 2 hours on our pace to Kalapatthar for 360 degree view of the mountain peaks. When reaching the top, you will feel joyful as you achieve the moment that you have been dreaming, since the planning of your journey. A small rocky peak “Kalapatthar” offer you beyond imagination as the Everest looks amazing, the panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish, and you feel it’s worthy to hard climb up here and to feel at the top of the world, and you can see Khumbu glacier, Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and many mountains scenery; Pumari (7,145m), Lingtren (6,695m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Changtse (7,550m), Nupse (7879m), Everest itself etc. After breakfast in Gorakshep we trek further to Zongla.

  • Day-12 - Trek to Thagna via Cho-La pass(5420mtrs) 7-8hours

    Early in the morning after breakfast we ascend slightly along the valley towards Chola pass. The Chola pass is most of the time covered with blue ice giving you a chill feeling. Here you can also enjoy the panoramic view of various mountains. From here, the trail descends steeply down to thagna.It is about 7 hours trek.

  • Day-13 - Trek to Gokyo(4720mtrs) 2-3hours

    Today is short walk to gokyo through the Ngozumpa glacier which is the longest glacier in Himalaya. After glacier we reach at Gokyo which is situated near by Gokyo lake as known as Dudhpokhari In the afternoon we can explore the lake and Gokyo valley.

  • Day-14 - Early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360mtrs) for sunrise view on himalaya, trek back to Dole (4130mtrs)

    Today is the main day of the trek. Early in the morning hike up to Gokyo Ri for sunrise view on himalaya including Mount Everest. Gokyo Ri is the view point from where we can see four highest mountains in the world out of fourteen. The view of Gokyo lake, Gokyo village and Ngozumpa glacier is memorable. After breakfast we trek back downhill to Dole via Machchermu.

  • Day-15 - Trek to Monjo (2840mtrs) 5-6 hours

    We go all the way downhill except the step climbing up to Mong about 45 minutes. We again discover the breathetaking view of Amadablam and other mountains as well as the village Namchebazar. The trail goes step down to the Hillary bridge and we get Monjo after crossing Dudhkoshi river couple of times on gradual walk.

  • Day-16 - Trek to Lukla (2,800mtrs) 5-6 hours

    Today is the last day of the trek. The trail goes gradully up and down. We will remind again enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village until Lukla. You’ll have time to wonder around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew.

  • Day-17 - Fly back to Kathmandu

    the flight for Kathmandu is morning due to the wind in afternoon; sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our control. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and drive to Hotel, there you relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel rest of the day.

  • Day-18 - Leisure day at Kathmandu

    today you will have a day at leisure. you can even pik up some optional tours in kathmandu valley . 

  • Day-19 - Departure Transfer

    Today you will be transferred to the airport for the onward departure flight. You are supposed to leave 3 hours prior to scheduled flight.

Cost Included/Excluded

     Cost Included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private transport.
  • Accommodation: bed and breakfast basis at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. (According to Itinerary)
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guides, and private vehicle transfer.
  • Accommodation: bed and breakfast basis at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara.  (According to Itinerary)
  • Surface transfer on private transport/ tourist bus. ( According to Itinerary)
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge/tea house accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide)
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation for the guide and porters.
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes.

     Cost Excluded

  • International flights and Nepal entry visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Foods, beverages and bar bills.
  • Dinner and lunch at Kathmandu and Pokhara except as in the itinerary.
  • All kinds of Personal equipment and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Emergency evacuation.
  • Gratitudes to the guide and porters.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel

Day 02: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, hotel

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding, guest house

Day 04: Trek to Namche bazaar, guest house

Day 05: Acclimatization day, guest house

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche, guest house

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche, guest house

Day 08: Acclimatization day, guest house

Day 09: Trek to Labuche, guest house

Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep, hike up to Everest base camp and back to Gorakshep, guest house

Day 11: Early morning hike up to Kalapatthar for a panoramic view of Himalaya including Everest and back to Gorakshep and trek to Zongla

Day 12: Trek to Thangna via Cho-la pass,5420mtrs, guest house

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo valley, guest house

Day 14: Early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri, back to Gokyo and trek down to Dole, guest house

Day 15: Trek to Monjo, guest house

Day 16: Trek to Lukla, guest house

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu, Hotel

Day 18: Rest day in Kathmandu, Hotel

Day 19: Departure

Note – Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.

Trip Highlights

  • The Lukla, Monjo, Tengboche, and Khumjung offer beautiful insight into the mountain village.
  • The Buddhist Religious way of peoples lifestyle.
  • Culturally rich sherpa villages.
  • Monasteries at Khumjung and Tengboche.
  • The views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Amadablam, Mount Thamserku, Mount Kongde.
  • The moraine of Khumbu glacier.
  • The mountains  Pumari (7,145m), Lingtren (6,695m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Changtse (7,550m), Nupse (7879m).
  • The view of Gokyo lake, Gokyo village and Ngozumpa glacier
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