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Everest Chola Pass Trek

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Duration

19 Days

Max. Elevation

5550Mm

Group size

Min-2pax

Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
All ground transportation & domestic flight as per itinerary
Best Season
March to May, September to December
Accomodation
3* hotel in Kathmandu and tea house/lodge during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu & All meals during the trek
Starts at
kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche - Gokyo lake - EBC - Namche - Lukla - Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Challenging Cho La high pass
    • Goes through the Sherpa valleys
    • Spectacular Gokyo valley and Gokyo Ri
    • Hike to Everest base camp and Kalapatthar
    • Diverse flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park

Everest Cho La Pass Trek is an ultimate adventurous journey in the Khumbu region. Passing the shelters of the prominent Sherpa people and walking through the rugged trail, you reach the picturesque Gokyo valley. Cho La Pass (5330m) is the thrilling high pass, which is the technical section of this trip. The trek connects Everest Base Camp finally and uses the main trail to trek down Lukla.

Those formulating a dream to cross over this adventurous Himalayan pass in the Everest (Khumbu) region find this trek awesome. Exploring the beautiful forest of the Sagarmatha National Park and the Himalayan views outstandingly encourages you to walk further. Sherpa valleys are fabulous that can be seen and explore during the Cho La Pass trek. Sherpa people are not just only the renowned Himalayan leaders; they are humble and spiritual too. Several monasteries and Chhortens can be explored during the trek. Gokyo valley is one of the spectacular destinations of this trek. Glacial Lakes, Himalayan panoramic views and glaciers are awesome. The sceneries of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse and the longest glacier of Nepal- Ngozumba glacier can be seen from the Gokyo Ri. Crossing the Cho La Pass is the huge day with a trek from early morning through the steep and rocky trail. As it goes over 5300 meters, it requires good physical fitness and acclimatization. From Lobuche, you walk through the main trail and trek further to the Everest base camp and Kalapatthar.

Vertex Holiday organizes Everest Cho La Pass trek with Everest base camp. We offer you the experienced Everest guide and suitable itinerary that can be customized. Except for monsoon and winter, other seasons are suitable for the Cho La pass trek in Everest. Please, contact us for more details.

Important Note

Due to the extreme nature of the trekking route , we advise you to take assistance from the professionals if you are interested in doing this trek. The extreme weather , high altitude and other factors make this trek one great challenge.  

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Namaste and welcome to Nepal. As you arrive Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative will receive you at the airport and assist you to the hotel. After getting refreshed,  a short briefing and orientation will be conducted by our trekking leaders. The evening reserved for wonderful  dinner with  Nepali cultural program. Overnight at the hotel.

Day

2

After breakfast at the hotel, set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, these include UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and medieval arts and architecture. There is Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu. However, there are in total of seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from the sightseeing tour, you get a short trip briefing. Overnight at the hotel.


Day

3

Having breakfast, we drive to the domestic airport of Kathmandu. Flying to Lukla ,enjoy the picturesque  Himalayas. Landing at Lukla, you meet the rest of the crew who will accompany us during the trekking. Then the trek starts smoothly through the easy trail and you can see the tiny settlements along with their potato fields. Crossing the steel bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phakding. Overnight at lodge.


Day

4

After  breakfast,  our trek begins ascending on the bank of Dudh Koshi. Crossing few suspension bridges we arrive at the entry gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle. Now the trail gets steeper while we go through pine forests. The charming view of Everest can be seen for the first time of the trek. We walk continually till we reach to the horseshoe-shaped Namche Bazaar, which is one of the busiest settlements in the Everest region. Overnight at lodge.

Day

5

Today is an acclimatization and exploration day. So, we go on exploring this amazing town along with its neighboring parts as Khumjung and Everest view hotel. There are almost all the facilities and markets of all the goods. Basic facilities are available at the health post/hospital, school, trade centers, and others. Hillary school is located there. The exploration hiking is also wonderful to know more about the Sherpa culture and traditions. Back to lodge and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day

6

We commence through the fine and gradual uphill trail. The mountains seems like they are just before your eyes which in fact is a wonderful experience. If you are lucky then there is a great chance of seeing various  wild animals including Himalayan Thar , musk deer and the national bird Danphe on the trail. Descending to Kyanjuma, we climb up steadily through the rhododendron forest and reach to Phortse under the shadow of Mt.Taboche. Overnight at lodge.


Day

7

Heading for the Phortse village we cross the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and continue walking through the forest region. We go through exploring the biodiversity .  The cascading waterfalls are amazing that can be seen during the trekking. We reach to Luza, pass the village, walk through the sandy trail and reach the Machhermo village. Nearby the village, the Himalayan Rescue Center lies, this is a place to treat the people having altitude problems. Overnight at lodge.


Day

8

Enjoying the view of the Dudh Koshi valley, we begin to trek higher with a destination of Gokyo today. Mt.Thamserku peeps from the near horizon. From Phanga, we trek down to the Riverside and climb again through the Ngozumba glacier. Reaching up to the Gokyo valley or Dudh Pokhari, we pass Lonpongo and Ramboche Tso. Gokyo valley is located at 4800 meters. You may find it tough to deal with the alpine altitude, but the following day it becomes normal as we go over 5300 meters. Overnight at lodge.

Day

9

It is an exploration day. After  breakfast, we hike to  Gokyo Ri. Or we can hike to the 4th and 5th Lake. The views of Everest, Cho-Oyu, Gyachung, Lhotse, Nuptse,  Makulu and many other mountain peaks  can be seen from the top of Gokyo Ri . The longest Himalayan glacier in the world, Ngozumba glacier can be seen from there. Exploring the natural wonders, we trek down to the Gokyo valley and rest. Overnight at lodge.


Day

10

From the Gokyo valley, we have to cross the Ngozumba glacier. It moreover looks like a moraine  as it is covered with rocks and sand. After couple of hours of zigzag hiking trail , we reach to Dragnag , our today's destination . Overnight at lodge.

Day

11

After breakfast early in the morning, we walk through the steep climbing route. Then we descend for about half an hour through the rugged trail. Reaching Cho La pass Phedi, we walk through the icy area. Now the technical section begins that leads to the Cho La top. Most of the time, Cho La pass remains snowy. From the top,  view of Ama Dablam, Cholatse and other smaller peaks can be seen. Then the route descends  through steep rocky trail which is very challenging and adventurous . Gradually, we reach to Dzongla. Overnight at lodge.


Day

12

After breakfast, the trekking trail descends  beside the Chola Tso Lake which is a glacial lake on the base of the Cholatse peak. The trail leads through the grazing meadows of the Lobuche. Lobuche is situated on the bank of the famous Khumbu glacier. Overnight at lodge.

Day

13

After breakfast we commence our journey. The trail continues on the bank of the Khumbu glacier following the beautiful view of  MT.Pumori . For lunch, we reach to Gorakshep, where which is the highest place of accommodation in this region. Carrying a day pack, we begin to ascend to the Everest base camp through the rocky trail that is prevailed with moraines. At the climbing seasons, Everest base camp remains full of tents, where climbers stay and do climbing practices. Taking sufficient snaps, we descend to Gorakshep and rest. Overnight at lodge.


Day

14

Getting up early, we hike up to Kalapatthar. The breathtaking sunrise view over the Everest and neighbouring peaks makes  Kalapatthar  the best viewpoint. Other peaks seen from Kalapathhar are Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu . Then we trek down to Gorakshep, have breakfast/lunch and trek down to Pheriche. It’s a long walk, but superb excursion. Overnight at lodge.

Day

15

In the morning our journey begins after breakfast . We follow the trail on the bank of Imja Khola, with the mesmerizing view of Mt.Amadablam which is one of the most technically difficult mountain to climb.  Passing Pangboche and then Tengboche, we reach to the Namche Bazaar. If you prefer, we can descend further to Monju and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.


Day

16

After breakfast we begin descending through pine forest trail from Namche Bazaar. Checking out from the national park counter, we reach to Monjo and head further crossing the suspension bridges. Passing Phakding, the normal route begins. We gradually reach to our concluding point at Lukla. We celebrate our successful trek with all the team members. . Overnight at lodge.

Day

17

It’s time to bid farewell to this Himalayan town and fly back to Kathmandu. The Himalayan peaks that became familiar to us can be seen for the last time if the weather is clear. Landing in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred  to the hotel . Rest of the time is for your individual activities including shopping and exploring the city . Overnight at the hotel.

Day

18

This is a great day to explore the ancient town of Bhaktapur. It is a half-day trip. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an old Newari town, where medieval architectures, pagoda style temples, pottery square, and various other attractions lie there. After the tour, drive back to Kathmandu and join the dinner in the evening at a typical Nepali restaurant. We have a special moment. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: in case the flight gets canceled, today is the reserve day for that. Weather change is normal in the mountainous region.

Day

19

Having a good memorable trekking experience with Vertex Holiday our representative will drop you at the airport for your  departure.

Inclusions

    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • 4-night accommodation in Kathmandu at Three-star hotel with BB plan
    • Two-way airfare for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
    • Airport pick up and drop  off for Lukla flight by private transportation
    • One professional tour guide and private vehicle for a city tour including all kind of entries fee
    • All meal during the trek time in the mountain (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
    • Twin sharing accommodation during the trek
    • Snack of seasonal fruit during the trek
    • An experienced, English speaking, knowledgeable, skillful and helpful government license holder trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage(max:-25kg) including their all kind of cost i.e. Transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation
    • All kind of necessary paperwork for your trips (TIMS card and permit – please bring 3 PP size photo)
    • Comprehensive medical kit
    • Government taxes and office service charge
    • Duffle bag for Trekking
    • Nepalese visa fee
    • International airfare
    • Personal travel insurance
    • All kind of drinks, snacks and personal ordered food during trekking time
    • All kind of personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trekking if needed to pay
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Rescue charge (if needed)
    • Tips for trekking staff

Complimentary

    • Comprehensive medical kit 
    • Duffle bag for Trekking 
    • Snack of seasonal fruit during the trek

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