Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek is the most basic and also the most interesting trek among several kind of trek in Everest region. Everest Base Camp Trek Chola Pass is counted as one of the most adventurous trekking destinations not just in Nepal but also in the entire world. For enthusiastic trekkers, it is a thrilling occasion to visit the base of world’s tallest mountain known as the Mount Everest. Everest Base Camp Trek has gained immense popularity ever since the first successful ascent to the top of Everest by two mountaineers-- Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. Everest Base Camp discloses several awe-inspiring countryside of the Himalayan region. Everest Base Camp Trek with Chola Pass starts after the half an hour of fantastic Mountain Flight to Lukla from the Capital city of Kathmandu, a day after you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport. . EBC trek primarily follows the trail along Dudh Koshi River. After that you will be passing throughout the forests of Rhododendron, beautiful monasteries, villages and Magnolia.
Everest base camp chola pass trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations. Our agency begins 19 days Everest Base camp Chola pass including arrival and departure from Nepal. It covers all Khumbu regions such as Luka, Namche bazaar,Gokyo –Ri, chola, kala patther (5550m) and Everest base. Everest Base Camp Trek is a trek in a classical Himalayan Trek with incredible rewards and observation. An advantage of trekking Everest Base Camp is it offers an opportunity to trek the Kala Patthar. Everest is the perfect peak that is standing making us proud. With that reference it can be said that Everest Base Camp Trek with Chola Pass is the perfect trekking while comparing with all the treks. It is termed as a first location that constructs accessible and greeting destination for these explorers to the Everest Trekking setting downward in the heartland of the Everest Region. Throughout the Everest Base Camp Trek with Chola Pass, trekkers are flooded with of incredible views of peaks. From the elevated altitude you can outlook some paranormal views of the grand Himalayas that are positioning over there with self-esteem and contemplating from a long time.
The best time for this Everest base camp chola pass Trek is September to November and March to May. As per our practical experience of successfully operated the trek several times before, here we have designed a perfect day to day itinerary including safe acclimatization day. We will provide proper instruction and guidelines by our experienced crew, authentic information and other required essentials while making your memorable adventure trip of Everest Base Camp chola pass Trekking with Tourist Link Treks and Expedition.
Outline Itinerary Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Day 03: Flight to Lukla Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar Day 05: Rest day, Sightseeing Khumjunj, Thame, Everest view lodge Day 06: Trek to Tengboche Day 07: Trek to Dingboche Day 08: Rest day Day 09: Trek to Lobuche Day 10:Trek to Gorak Shep Day 11: Trek to Chola Base Camp (Zhongha) Day 12: Trek to Chola Pass Day 13: Trek to Gokyo Lake Day 14: Trek to Machhermo Day 15: Trek to Dole Day 16: Trek to Thangnak Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar Day 18: Flight to Lukla Day 19: Back to Kathmandu
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Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
As soon as you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you will be transferred into hotel. You will be invited to visit the office for briefing about this visit and for trekking permit. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu valley includes several Hindu temples including of Pashupatinath, listed by UNESCO in World Heritage Sites and the largest Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath. You can also visit the Monkey Temple Swyambhunath, built in 2000 years old and visit Patan, city of fine arts. Overnight stay in a guest house.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla
On the 3rd day you will take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes 35 minutes. From Lukla you will be heading towards Phakding (2652 m). Taking 35 minutes of flight to Lukla, your trip begins after climbing up to the slope on the left bank of Dudh Koshi River. One of the way you can view the magnificent beauty of Kusum Kangaru, Mt Kwondge and on the way you passed a few tea houses and Mani walls. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar
On the 4th day of the itinerary you will move from Phakding to Namche (3,440m). After a slight rise from Jhorsalle, the trail passes a waterfall. Throughout the day, you will pass from the villages interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, giant fir trees and magnolia. And on the way to walk you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8,848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m) then a steep climb to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 05: Rest day, Sightseeing Khumjunj, Thame, Everest view lodge
Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that it is better to take a short day hike to Thame, Khumjung or Khunde. If you get some time then you can go for relaxing and exploring the Namche and the Sherpa culture. On this day you will head to Thame from Namche Bazaar by hiking and enjoying good eyesight. Today you will work through many prayer flags, mani and walls which is carved on stones. After winding the Bhote Koshi River the trail climbs steeply to Thame. You will have a good view of the Kangpoche Teng and Kwangde and North in the Thame Gompa Nangpa. Rimdu Mani festival is held here in the spring. In a same way you will head to Khumjung Village (3789m) by walking to the river then start to the village of Khumjung. Many hikers enjoy the trek to Khumjung village, as it is supposed to be one of the civilized communities of Sherpa. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche
On the 6th day you will find the trail climbing the forests where you find the musk deer. Tengboche is situated on a saddle at 3870m, surrounded by a clear dwarf fires and Rododendroms. Kwongde (6187m) Tawache (6542 m) Everest (8,848 m) Nuptse (7855m) Lhotse (8618m) Amadablam (6856m) Thamserku (6608m) offers an inspiring panorama of gigantic Himalayan. You will be visiting the Tengboche Buddhist Monastery which is considered as the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
Day 07: Trek to Dingboche
On the 7th day of trekking you will head to Dingboche from Tengboche. The valley progressively give details as you move toward the following of the Lobuche River. From here you will move down into the River to set in motion for the last and vertical climb of the day until you reach Dingboche. As you reach there you will view striking display of fields which are surrounded by stone walls for the protection of Barley, Potatoes, Buckwheat and animals grazing. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 08: Rest day
This day is used for taking rest in Dingboche. You will take your breakfast enjoying a beautiful surrounding. From Dingboche you can view Mt. Ama Dablam and Mount Lhotse along with several other Peaks. Most probably this will be your perfect acclimatizing. In the evening you can go for a walk. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche
On the 8th day you will trek to Lobuche from Dingboche in an early morning. You will discover within yourself when you will find different Peaks like Lingtren, Khumbutse, Pumoru etc will be in front of you. Here, you will find yourself in the surrounding areas of Everest. Finally you will arrive at Lobuche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep
On the 10th day you will trek to Gorak Shep from Lobuche. It is good to know that Gorak Shep go away to the lead through the side of the Khumbu Glacier. You have to go by the pyramid sign post. As soon as you reach to Gorak Shep, you will get to see the Mountains which are covered with snow- capped alarming in the entire region counting the top of the world called Mount Everest. You will get to know the unusual things in this day. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 11: Trek to Cho La Base Camp (zhongha)
On the 11th day of an itinerary you will hike to Chola Base Camp from Gorak Shep. Hiking to Gorak Shep has already provided a scenery about the trekking. But then it is not a complete one. To know or get experience you have to go for a trek to Chola Base Camp (Zhongha). In fact this trek will give you a good insight about Mountaineering. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
Day 12: Trek to Cho La Pass
On the 12th day you will be moving from Thangnak to Cho La Pass (5330m). The journey through Cho La Pass (5,330 m) which is very difficult route requires some mountaineering experience with well equipped. This is a genuine request to carry warm clothing and some extra food. No technical problems and there is a path between the rocks, besides the icefall. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
Day 13: Trek to Gokyo Lake
The trail climbs a hill for an excellent view comprising the valley and Kengtega Cho Oyu descending into a river. Again you will climb steeply up in the terminal moraine of the glacier Ngozump. A few lakes are on the way and finally you reach Gokyo (4,750 m), which is the collection of stone houses and walls of grasses on the shores of the lake. The views of the mountains in the Gokyo region are spectacular. A two-hour climb Gokyo Ri (5350m), the small peak on the lake with panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Kang Gyachung, Lhotse, Makalu, and Tawache Cholatse. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 14: Trek to Machhermo
After accomplishing a difficult trek in the previous day, you will head towards Machhermo where you are not going to trek for a long time. So, you will enjoy this day’s trek along with the refreshment trek. You will take your lunch at Machhermo. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 15: Trek to Dole
Leaving behind Machhrema, you will arrive at Dola after having your breakfast. Dola is a significant trekking route for Everest Base Camp Trek. For Dola you have to ascend and descend time and again. Overall the trek will be enjoyable as you go further. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 16: Trek to Thanganak
On the 16th day you will move from Dola to Thanga. Thanga is a beautiful place where you can explore various forest, natural vegetations and animals. You will have some rest and take your lunch at Thanga. After you leave behind the Thanga, you will reach Namche Bazaar, an interesting destination for the trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar
You will walk along the hillside covered with Rhododendrons and junipers. If it is spring you can see pink and red flowers of rhododendron flames. The trail drops to Phunki Thanga, from where all the way passes through pine forests providing an opportunity to see wildlife such as mountain goats, Snow Leopard and colorful pheasants, finally you reached at Namche. Overnight stay at a tented camp.
Day 18: Flight to Lukla
On the 18th day you will drive back to Lukla (2880m), which is a beautiful and easy walk and in addition it provides the view to Kusum Kangaru, blue pine along with Rhododendron forest from Namche. This is the last day of the trek in a bustling city so enjoy dinner with the team members. Overnight stay at a guest house.
Day 19: Back to Kathmandu
On the 19th day you will be back from Lukla to Kathmandu taking the flight. It’s all up to you whether you want to stay one more day or willing to return your own hometown. If you want to depart from on this day then you will be transferred into Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
Arrival / Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
OPEN /CHOICE Full board meals (B/L/D)
Accommodation at clean and comfortable tea house or lodge.
Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit as listed in itinerary.
Domestic Air Ticket (Flight: Kathmandu- Lukla and Lukla- Kathmandu) and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, rain poncho etc while on trek
Professional local trekking group leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid.
We will provide fluent English speaking guide
Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
Assistant trekking guides and other support staff for Everest Kalapathar trek.
Porters to carry all personal gear and group gears.
Insurance of all staff including porters.
Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for porters like Gortex jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, woolen hat, woolen gloves, woolen shocks, sun glasses etc.
Complementary trek duffle bag and Mountain Monarch's Everest base camp trek T-shirts.
Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
Government Paper (TIMS and National Park Permit)
Trekkers have to beer their personal nature expenses
Bar bill and all kinds of drinks are excluded from the cost
Rescue and Evacuation
Tips and Donation
Many people spend a lot on gear that isn't entirely necessary, so consider carefully what you need and remember that if conditions are horrible, it is unlikely that we will be climbing. Conditions may worsen during the day but if that is the case, we will be on our way down.
However, if you are a real climber and don't mind climbing in rougher conditions, should that be the case, then bring good gear and we won't waste an opportunity.
What to expect
When it is sunny with no wind a thermal top is enough, backed up by a fleece or light down jacket for rest stops and a windproof breathable jacket for when the wind picks up (Gore-Tex, Windstopper or similar).
This assumes you have all the trekking gear like warm hat etc. The majority of this gear is available from us or in Kathmandu , and some of it can be rented.
+ high quality sunglasses. Side pieces are not essential; we can always use tape for a day. Ski goggles are unnecessary.
+ neck gaiter or balaclava
+ balaclava, only if you don't have a neck gaiter
+ new liner gloves (ie thin gloves)
+ fleece gloves/windstopper gloves
+ windproof gloves/mittens if you don't have windstopper ones.
+ trekking pole
+ ice axe, non-technical is generally better
+ light harness (Black Diamond Alpine Bod is perfect)
+ belay device: ATC or figure of 8 etc
+ two locking carabineers, two ordinary ones
+ two prussics, one short, one longer
+ windproof pants - these don't have to be fancy and you can buy in Kathmandu cheaply
+ snow gaiters
+ Plastic boots/leather boots - see the discussion below
+ leather boot waterproofing (snow seal etc)
Down-filled bags (4-5 season) are the best to bring because high altitude nights will be cool, and there is nothing worse than to be cold at night.
Sleeping bag liner
Cotton, silk or fleece. Saves washing your sleeping bag and adds warmth. Cotton or silk ones can be made in Kathmandu but are more easily bought from home. Fleece ones is readily available in Kathmandu and will cost you next to nothing.
This should be comfortable and a good waistband that transfers some of the weight to the hips is most important. It needs to be big enough to take a jacket, fleece, water, camera and odds and ends. You pack your daypack in the morning and give the rest of your baggage to the porters. You should have everything you need trough the day with you, since it is likely that we don’t see the porters again before we camp for the night.
This is something you don’t want to miss on those cool evenings. If you don't already have a down jacket they can easily be rented in Kathmandu for around $1 a day.
It is always sensible to climb with a helmet, but it is one more thing to carry and only use for a few hours. For the trekking peaks it is rare for climbers to use a helmet, but that is your decision. On Island Peak rockfall is possible but rare.
Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield From Uk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake From Australia
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely
julia & Sascha Michely From Germany
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker From Holland
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
To Hom and Niraj ,
Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .
This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng
Will Zeng From Australia
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks