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Chola Pass Trek via Everest Base Camp

  • 18 Days

Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Transportation + Airplane
  • Max. Altitude: 5545m.
  • Best months to trek: March-May, September-December
  • Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 16 pax
  • Walking hour: 6-7 hours
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and teahouse in the trek

Chola Pass trek is also one of the most loved and popular trekking in Everest region. This trek is a combination of Everest base camp and Gokyo valley treks with stunning crossing non-technical Cho-La which provides supreme circuit trek in Everest region. Chola pass trek departs through the home of the legendary Sherpa ethnic community living in the highlands at Gokyo, a hidden valley with gorgeous blue world’s highest freshwater lakes located in the lap of the Gokyo-Ri and water source by Ngojumpa glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. Gokyo Ri 5316m is the best viewpoint in Everest region which provide the excellent view of mountains including four above eight thousand such as Mt. Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse and Everest. In addition, offers a magnificent view of Ngojumpa glacier, Gokyo Lake and Gokyo valley. And another side of this trek gives exhilarating cultural experience on the way up to Everest base camp. One can get experience in the world’s highest mountain’s base camp with a fascinating view of Khumbu icefall, Khumbu glacier and iceberg. Similarly Kalapatther top creates the best and closest view of Mt. Everest.    

The Cho-La pass trek begins after an exciting 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu valley. Trek to Phakding is moderate through Sherpa settlement and passing colourful mani walls, prayer wheels and flags. The trail leads along the glacial river through the ravine, crossing the Hilary Bridge and an ascent to the tourist hub Namche 3440m with all facilities. Spend two nights in Namche for acclimatisation while you can visit Everest View Hotel for a superb view of Mt. Everest and neighbouring others mountains and picturesque Sherpa village of Khumjung and khunde. The trail ascends through the forest of pine, birch and rhododendron, past the beautiful Tengboche monastery, the biggest monastery in Everest region and Pangboche monastery. The second acclimatisation will be in Dingboche while you can hike to Chhukung-Ri and back. The trail leads through a village of Lobuche, meadows, moraine, glacier to the base camp of Everest where can have a fascinating view of Khumbu icefall, Khumbu glacier and mountaineers begin the expedition from here. Following the same route to Labuche then, heading to Cho-la pass trail is easier till Zdongla, and trek to Chola-la pass can be physically demanding through rocky and icy but the views are excellent from the top of Cho-La 5420m. This non-technical pass of Cho-La is an ideal adventure for those who want the experience of adventure once in a lifetime. Crossing the Ngojumpa glacier, largest glacier of Nepal in the Himalayas and can reach in the small mountain village of Gokyo with pristine Gokyo Lake. The best viewpoint of Everest region, Gokyo-Ri offers the excellent views. The trek descends down along Gokyo valley trail to Namche and on Lukla and ends your ideal adventure Cho-la pass trek in Lukla then fly back to Kathmandu.

Himalayan Joy Adventure has created an itinerary for the Cho-La pass via EBC which has sufficient time to acclimatise to the altitude and to explore the high Himalayas. If the itinerary is not fit for you, you can contact in our Himalayan joy adventure office. 

What You Can Expect

  • One of the highest passes in Everest region.
  • Magnificent view of Mt. Everest
  • The Longest glacier in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Outline Itinerary


We will meet at the Airport in Kathmandu then will transfer to Hotel. After checking into your room and refresh, we will talk about our the trek. Himalayan Joy Adventure will host dinner in the evening in the typical Nepal restaurant. Overnight in Hotel.

Trip Map

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops by Private Vehicle.
  • 3 nights Hotel (3 categories) in Kathmandu in twin sharing basis on BB plan
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) and Accommodation on twin sharing basis in the trek
  • Flight to and from Lukla
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter (One porter for two people)
  • Insurance for Himalayan Joy Staffs
  • Himalayan Joy Adventure T-Shirt and Duffel bag
  • TIMS & National Park Permit


Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation (Most Required)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 and Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Cold drinks such as Mineral water, Cola, Beer etc.(Mineral water will cost per liter from Rs. 100 till Rs.500 and if you bring water purifying tablet is best idea cause you will help to save nature from not using plastic bottles and also its much cheaper then mineral water )
  • Bars bill such as Mars, Sneaker, Bounty chocolate etc
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

Trip Note


Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can take a long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimises the fuel used and to make a campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveller so, just leaving a footprint on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradable which you had. Himalayan Joy Adventures is committed to helping to improve, protect and preserve the natural and cultural beauty of the Himalayan mountain range and Nepal. Join us.


Sometimes the flight may be cancelled due to the unpredictable weather in Luka so Himalayan Joy Adventure has created an itinerary for this trek with one day free/extra day at the end of the trek. In case your flight has been cancelled more than two days, we will charter a helicopter to and from Luka to ensure your flight on scheduled towards homeland or further destination. This extra service cost will be minimum $500 to maximum $4000 USD dollars which you can claim from your insurance.


Lukla                    - Government Health Post and Hospital (Pasang Lhamu Nicole Niquille Hospital)

Namche               - Dental Clinic and Health post

Khunde                - Hospital (Hillary Trust)

Pheriche             - HRA Aid – Post Doctor

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