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Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek

Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek - 19 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Hotel/Mountain Lodge
Max. Elevation
Private Vehicle/Flight

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu city tour ( Durbar square, Monkey Temple, Boudhanath and Pasupatinath Temple)
  • 30 minute scenic mountain flight to Lukla (2840m)
  • Lead by experience mountain guide.
  • Sherpa culture, custom, tradition exploration.
  • High altitude Buddhist monasteries.
  • Exploring some of the world tallest mountain including Mt Everest 8848m / 29029ft.
  • Nepal food and cuisine.

Trip Overview of Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek

Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek is the most basic and also the most interesting trek among several kinds of the trek in the Everest region. this journey 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 the world’s tallest mountain known as 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 countrysides of the Himalayan region. Everest Base Camp Trek with Chola Pass starts after 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 through the forests of Rhododendron, beautiful monasteries, villages, and Magnolia. This trip 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 patter (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 at 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 the first location that constructs an 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 positioned over there with self-esteem and contemplating for a long time.

Additional Information:
The best time for this trek is September to November and March to May. As per our practical experience of successfully operating the trek several times before, here we have designed a perfect day-to-day itinerary including a 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.



As soon as you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you will be transferred to the hotel. You will be invited to visit the office for a briefing about this visit and for a trekking permit. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Kathmandu valley includes several Hindu temples including Pashupatinath, listed by UNESCO in World Heritage Sites, and the largest Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath. You can also visit the Monkey Temple Swyambhunath, built 2000 years old, and visit Patan, the city of fine arts. Overnight stay in a guest house.

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 ways 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.

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 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) with 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.

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 that are 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 the 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.

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 clear dwarf fires and Rhododendrons. 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.

On the 7th day of trekking, you will head to Dingboche from Tengboche. The valley progressively gives details as you move toward the following of the Lobuche River. From here you will move down into the River to set in motion the last and vertical climb of the day until you reach Dingboche. As you reach there you will view a 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.

This day is used for taking a rest in Dingboche. You will take your breakfast enjoying beautiful surroundings. 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.

On the 8th day, you will trek to Lobuche from Dingboche in the early morning. You will discover within yourself when you will find different Peaks like Lingtren, Khumbutse, Pumori, 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.

On the 10th day, you will trek to Gorak Shep from Lobuche. It is good to know that Gorak Shep goes 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 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 on this day. Overnight stay in a Mountain Lodge.

On the 11th day of an itinerary, you will hike to Chola Base Camp from Gorak Shep. Hiking to Gorak Shep has already provided scenery for the trekking. But then it is not a complete one. To know or get an experience you have to go for a trek to Chola Base Camp (Zhongha). In fact, this trek will give you a good insight into Mountaineering. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

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 a 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 Mountain Lodge.

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 to 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.

After accomplishing a difficult trek 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 Mountain Lodge.

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 Mountain Lodge.

On the 16th day, you will move from Dola to Thanga. Thanga is a beautiful place where you can explore the various forests, natural vegetation, 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.

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 guesthouse.

On the 18th day, you will drive back to Lukla (2880m), which is a beautiful and easy walk, in addition, it provides a view of 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.

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 are willing to return to your own hometown. If you want to depart on this day then you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

What's included?

  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu) including departure tax
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Entry fee for Sagarmatha National Park (Please bring two passport-size photos for permit)
  • A local fee of Khumbu valley or instated of TIMS
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Farewell dinner before departure
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company

What's not included?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Lukla, Phakdhing and Namche
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

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Essential Information

Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trekking what you need know?

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...


Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...

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