The Everest Chola Pass Trek offers an exhilarating adventure in the Everest/Khumbu region. It combines the picturesque Gokyo Valley, the iconic Everest Base Camp, and the challenging Chola Pass at an impressive altitude of 5420m. This trek presents breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan range. It includes the majestic Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse(8516m), Mt.Lhotse Sar(8383m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m), Mt. Nuptse(7861m), and Mt. Khumbutse(6,665m), captivating trekkers with their awe-inspiring beauty. The journey is a perfect blend of natural wonders, unique Sherpa culture, lush forests, snowy terrains, and exhilarating pass crossings.
Gokyo, a remote Himalayan valley, showcases mesmerizing views of mountains, glaciers, and the tranquil Gokyo Lake. As you embark on this trek, you may also have the opportunity to witness the Dumje festival in April. Furthermore, experience the enchanting Mani Rimdu Dance performed by the Sherpa people in their monasteries. The highlights of this trek include breathtaking mountain vistas, the sacred lakes of Gokyo Valley, picturesque river valleys, glacier encounters, and the unforgettable experience of crossing the challenging Chola Pass trekking.
Your trek to Gokyo via Everest Base Camp and Chola Pass commences with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is a small commercial town and acts as a commencement point for Sagarmatha National Park (SNP). This UNESCO World Heritage Site treats you to a myriad of natural wonders. SNP includes lush rhododendron and pine forests, the Dudh Koshi Valley, lofty mountain passes, cascading waterfalls, and charming Sherpa villages.
Sagarmatha National Park, encompasses Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Lobuche, Pheriche, and more. It is home to diverse flora and fauna, including elusive wildlife such as the snow leopard, red panda, and Himalayan Thar. The warm hospitality and friendly nature of the Sherpa people further enhance the trekking experience. Additionally, a hike to Kala Patthar offers an unrivaled viewpoint to witness the panoramic splendor of Mt. Everest. Alongside gaze at Ama Dablam (6856m.), Kantega (6809m.), Kwangde (6194m.), Mt. Nuptse (7879m.), and Mt. Lhotse (8511m.). The best time to embark on the Gokyo Lake trek with Chola Pass to EBC is from mid-March to May and from September to mid-December.
The East Cho La Pass, a thrilling part of this fully-fledged adventure trek, presents trekkers with a unique challenge, going beyond the ordinary Himalayan trails. It not only rewards them with breathtaking views of Mount Everest but also offers insights into the Sherpa culture and their resilient lifestyle in the Himalayas. Throughout the Everest trekking to Gokyo Lake, you traverse diverse landscapes, including picturesque valleys like Gokyo, massive glaciers, and holy lakes.
At Tidy Himalaya, experienced trekking guides ensure warm and friendly hospitality. Chola Pass Trek allows you to revel in sensational views of snow-capped mountains, dramatic landscapes, verdant high valleys, and pristine lakes within SNP. One of the highlights of the trek is conquering the challenging Cho La Pass. This pass is situated above 5,300 meters, which requires an early start and entails traversing icy trails. This achievement will undoubtedly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Your Trek to Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass may have its fair share of long and challenging walking days. the personal triumphs and extraordinary photo opportunities make it all worthwhile. If trekking doesn’t suit your preferences but you still yearn to witness the beauty of Gokyo Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp, consider an unforgettable Everest Base Camp Helicopter tour. It’s a fantastic alternative for experiencing these remarkable destinations without the physical demands of trekking. As the trek proceeds to Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp, and Kalapatthar (Everest View Point), the sense of accomplishment persists. Adequate preparation, physical fitness, and acclimatization are essential for this challenging journey.
Experience the ultimate blend of adventure and luxury with our Everest Cho La Pass Trek. Contact Tidy Himalaya Treks and Expeditions to book your journey to the roof of the world. Let us create an extraordinary experience that will exceed your expectations and leave you with cherished memories of this remarkable expedition. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
Tidy Himalaya has meticulously designed an itinerary that allows for a gradual ascent and incorporates rest days for acclimatization. Chola Pass Trek Itinerary requires careful planning of the stopovers considering adequate acclimatization days. It is recommended that you read our blog post-Acclimatization while trekking the Himalayas for detailed information on acclimatizing during the trek.
Trek to Chola Pass requires you to obtain 2 different kinds of permits. The region beyond Monjo up until EBC including almost all of Everest region is encompassed by Sagarmatha National Park. You need to attain a Sagarmatha National Park permit which can be obtained at Monjo during the trek. Next, you need a local permit known as Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit which can be obtained at the same location. These permits cost approximately $20 each and are valid for the whole trekking duration.
Chola Pass Trekking takes you through charming Sherpa villages in Nepal’s Everest region. Along the trail, you’ll find teahouses run by the local Sherpas, offering basic accommodation for trekkers. These teahouses provide modest facilities with limited modern conveniences. Rooms typically have twin beds furnished with foam pads, pillows, and blankets. While some teahouses have attached bathrooms, higher up on the trek, shared bathrooms are more common, accommodating multiple guests.
For warmth, teahouses utilize Bukhara stoves, which are iron cylinders with chimney ducts where log fires are lit. These stoves are placed in the dining areas, providing a cozy gathering spot where you can enjoy the comforting heat of the log fire.
Nepal enjoys moderate climatic conditions throughout the year. However, a few months are characterized by high humidity and muggy weather. The country experiences four distinct weather patterns during different seasons: Spring (March, April, May), Summer/Monsoon (June, July, August), Autumn (September, October, November), and Winter (December, January, February).
For Everest Trekking to Gokyo Lake, the ideal time is during the pleasant seasons of Autumn and Spring. During these periods, the skies are clear, and the weather is warm. Spring showcases the blossoming of vibrant flora, painting the Nepalese landscapes with a kaleidoscope of colors along the trekking trails. Autumn follows the monsoon season, offering relief from heavy rains. The temperatures in the highlands are moderate, and the higher altitudes are comparatively warmer during this time.
While travel insurance is not mandatory, we highly recommend it for the Gokyo Lake Trek. Trekking in the Himalayas poses certain risks, such as injuries that may require emergency helicopter rescue or the possibility of altitude sickness. Travel insurance provides coverage for passport loss, travel delays, medical emergencies, helicopter evacuation, and loss of baggage, ensuring peace of mind during your trekking adventure.
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