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    Nepal
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    Strenuous
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    Lodge to Lodge Trek
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    Private Transport+Plane
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    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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    Lodge To Lodge
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    Group Size: 1-16 Pax
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    5545m.

About Cho La Pass Trek

Chola Pass in Everest trek is one of the high passes in the Khumbu Region of eastern Nepal. Cho La Pass Trek is one of the alternative routes to Everest Base Camp. Along with Kongma La (5535m) and Renjo La (5360m), Chola makes 3 high passes. The trail connects three major destinations in Khumbu region; Gokyo Lakes, Cho La, and Everest Base Camp. Hence, offering a complete trek experience with the insight on the culture, lifestyle, and tradition of the indigenous Sherpa tribe, the trekking route of Gokyo Chola pass trek guarantees sublime trek experience.

Also known as Gokyo Chola pass trek, the 18-days affair begins upon your arrival at Kathmandu with a full-day tour of the historical city. Afterwards, you’ll embark on a scenic flight to Lukla in Solukhumbu district. The itinerary of Chola Pass Trek takes you through the renowned Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Chhukung, and Lobuche before walking all the way up to Kalapatthar (5545m) and Everest Base Camp (5364m). The trek takes a different route and traverses west to the village of Gokyo via Cho La Pass (5360m). Gokyo is a quaint village located on the bank of the Dudh Pokhari Lake (Gokyo Lake). A revered site, many pilgrims walk all the way to Gokyo to offer prayers every year. Cho La pass in Everest is one of the highest passes in the region. The vantage point from the pass offers a complete panorama of the valley along with the beautiful scenery of Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8188m), and Lhotse-Shar (8393m). You will also cross another high pass, Renjo La (5360m), before heading towards Namche and back to Lukla. The Khumbu region is mostly inhabited by Sherpa people who enjoy a unique culture, language, and tradition. An amateur trekker may find Chola Pass trek more challenging than other treks in Nepal. Chola Pass Trekking in Nepal is most accessible during the spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov).

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Highlights of Cho La Pass Trek

  • Witness Himalayan grandeur of mountains including the Mt. Everest (8848m) from Kalapatthar viewpoint
  • Relish the views of Khumbu Icefall and Glacier from the Everest Base Camp
  • Cross the Cho La Pass (5420m), one of the highest passes in Nepal
  • Explore the enchanting Gokyo lakes
  • Climb Gokyo Ri (5360m) to stand audience to the panorama of mountains including the Mt. Everest (8848m) and Cho Oyu (8188m)
  • Traverse the Sagarmatha National Park and the glorious Sherpa culture in the premise of the park
  • Visit ancient Tibetan-Buddhist monasteries including Tengboche Monastery

Itinerary

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Our representative will warmly receive you upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. He will escort you to your hotel. After the orientation on the trek and meeting your guide, you can choose to relax or go out to take a stroll around the market to shop for needed trek accessories, gear or goodies. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: According to the arrival time
Today, you’ll embark on a full-day tour of the historic city of Kathmandu. You will get to visit multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square or Boudhanath. Kathmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal. Hence, you will find people of various culture and faiths. Visiting the age-old temples, historical palaces, and archaeological sites remain the highlight of the tour. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 9:00 am
After an early morning breakfast, you’ll embark on a scenic 40 min flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small Sherpa town in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. Because of the availability of a domestic airport, it serves as the gateway to the Everest region. Once at Lukla, you’ll take a brief rest and embark on the first day of the trek to the nearby town of Phakding which is only 6.2km north of Lukla. Overnight stay at Phakding.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2610m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus + Domestic flight + Walk
  • Departure Time: 6:30 - 9:00 am
Starting from Phakding, you’ll trek through the Jorsalle village towards Dudh Koshi valley. A bit further lies Monjo village which is also the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. You will get to witness some of the rarest flora and fauna inside the national park. A bit further inside the park lies Namche Bazaar. The place bustling with locals and tourists alike is the largest Sherpa town in the entire region. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today, you’ll spend time acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar. To get used to the altitude, you’ll make a short hike to Khumjung and Kunde village. Khumjung is a Sherpa village popular for the ‘Khumjung Hillary School’ and Khumjung Monastery where you can find the supposed Yeti’s scalp preserved in a glass box. Kunde is another Sherpa village near to Namche. It is known for its hospital which was established back in 1966. Afterwards, you’ll return to Namche. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today, you’ll trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche village. From Namche, you will head upwards through Phunki Tenga village and ascend all the way up to Tengboche. Tengboche is one of the most popular Sherpa villages and is known for the Tengboche Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in the region. Tengboche Monastery hosts the annual Mani Rimdu festival and offers beautiful views of Ama Dablam (6856m) from Tengboche. Overnight stay at Tengboche.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3860m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
From Tengboche, the trail drops for a while until the village of Debuche. You’ll cross the Imja Khola to reach Pangboche. Here, you will encounter thousands of Mani stones (Revered Stones with Buddhist iconography) dominating the landscape. After a few hours of uphill trek, you’ll reach the Sherpa village of Dingboche. From here, you can get an up-close view of the surrounding peaks namely; Lhotse (8414m), Island Peak (6189m), and Ama Dablam (6856m). Overnight stay at Dingboche.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4410m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
On this day, you acclimatize to the rapidly thinning air and Himalayan biomes at Dingboche. The settlements of Dingboche reflect the rich Sherpa practices via the lifestyle of the locals and the monasteries. The surrounding sites in the village vicinity also offer some of the mesmerizing Himalayan views available. You rest and adjust your body as you interact with the locals. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4410m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today, you’ll advance on a short hike to the village of Chhukung. Chhukung serves as an important point for the alpinists heading towards Island Peak (6189m) or Lobuche Peak (6119m). You’ll encounter numerous summer huts prepared especially for keeping livestock during the summer. From Chhukung, you’ll ascend up along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier towards Lobuche village. Overnight stay at Lobuche.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Place: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4910m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
From Lobuche, you’ll make your way up to the village of Gorakshep. Gorakshep is a semi-permanent settlement lying before Kalapatthar (5545m) and Everest Base Camp (5364m). The trail goes along the Khumbu glacier. Due to the high altitude, there is less or none vegetation. You’ll make a short hike to Everest Base Camp. After exploring the base camp, you’ll make your way down to Gorakshep for the overnight.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Place: Gorakshep
  • Altitude: 5140m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 6:30 - 7:00 am
Today, you’ll start early and make your way towards Kalapatthar. The trail weaves through ice pinnacles and across the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier towards the top. From the top, you can catch the close view of Mount Everest (8848m) which is generally not visible from the base camp. You will also get the panorama of the entire valley from the top of Kalapatthar. After a brief layover, you’ll make your way down to Dzongla village. Overnight stay at Dzongla.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Place: Dzongla
  • Altitude: 4830m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 6:00 am
You’ll be greeted with the view of Cholatse peak (6335m) in the morning. Trekking west of Dzongla, the trail descends to a basin across the icy landscape. After an hour trek, you’ll begin the climb of Cho La Pass (5420m). As you gain altitude, Cho La Lake begins to appear along with Ama Dablam (6856m) in the distance. The final ascent to the Cho La pass in Everest can be a little tricky as the trail curves around the bergschrund. The top of Cho La Pass offers a scenic view of the surrounding. From here, you’ll descend to the village of Dragnag. Overnight stay at Dragnak.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Place: Dragnag
  • Altitude: 4700m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 5:00 am
The trail from Dragnag goes past the Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal. On the other side of the glacier lies Gokyo village. You’ll encounter Dudh Pokhari, the largest lake in the region, with the series of 6 lakes onwards. The lake is magnificent in appearance and offers the supreme display of the Himalayas in the Everest region. Overnight stay at Gokyo.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Place: Gokyo
  • Altitude: 4790m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 7:00 am
The day is especially sanctioned to ascend Gokyo Ri (5360m) and later head to Dole. The hike to the top of Gokyo Ri begins as you head out of the village and hug the steep trail to the top. The top of the peak exhibits majestic panorama of the snow-clad peaks in the Everest region. Later, you trek to Dhole crossing the Renjo La Pass (5360m). The pass is similarly sublime in its grand display of mountains in Kongde and Kangchung range. Later, you head to Dole. Overnight stay at Dole.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Place: Dole
  • Altitude: 4110m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 6:00 am
This day includes a relatively short trek to Namche Bazaar. From Dhole, the trail heads to Tenga and then to Phortse Tenga. Following the Dudh Koshi River, you descend along monasteries and chortens to reach Chipcho. Further ahead from Chipcho, you follow the trail through Khumjung village and reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today is the final day of the trek. You’ll start descending from Namche and make your way towards Lukla. You’ll walk along the Dudh Koshi River through the Monjo and Phakding village towards Lukla. Once at Lukla, you can throw a small party and celebrate the completion of Gokyo Chola pass trek with your staff and colleagues. Overnight stay at Lukla.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2840m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today is the last you’ll see of the serene mountains. Once in the flight, you can catch the last glimpse of the mountains in the Everest region and make your way towards Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, your guide will bring you back to your hotel. You can rest and enjoy the wellness services at the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Domestic flight + Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 6:30 - 9:00 am
Today is a free day. You can choose to relax at the hotel or go out to explore the vicinity. The day can also be spent visiting places of cultural and historical importance in the city. You can visit the market and shop for souvenirs to take back home. There are great options for diners available where you can relish your favourite meal. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
We’ll drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport so you can catch your scheduled flight back home. Our representative will take you to the airport, approx. 2 hours early. You can share your trip experience or your next adventure with us on the way.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Home
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 3 hours earlier from the departure flight time

Cost Details

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights accommodation in tourist standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • Private car/van/bus and a guide for the cultural tour (60 USD Extra).
  • All ground and air transportations during the trip.
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • Fresh fruit after every dinner in the mountain
  • All necessary paper works, national park entry permits, Pasang Lhamu entry fee and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • An arrangement of an emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • We help you to hire a Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags if you don't have (with extra cost)
  • Frolic Adventure invites you farewell dinner on last night.
  • Certificate of achievement 
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport  (Kathmandu). 
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
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