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Chola Pass Trek is one of the few adventures around the Himalayan region that takes you around to high places with scenic valleys where you will be absorbed in marveling at the beauty of the country this is one of the best adventures that fulfills your dreams.
The trek leads you within both beautiful corners of the high Khumbu valley with ever-present views of the famous Mt. Everest South Face where marvelous scenery follows you on daily treks.
Gokyo Valley and its beautiful glacial lakes will be the first highlight of the adventure where one can enjoy wonderful times enclosed within an array of giant peaks, as the walk takes you to high Gokyo-Ri Hill facing a super panorama of the world’s four highest mountains that never been seen in any other Himalayan areas.
From Gokyo crossing the high Cho-la pass leads you to our main major goal and highlight at Everest Base Camp with a climb to the highest spot on Kalapathar with amazing scenery of high peaks with Everest in the close direction.
Starting our fabulous walks on reaching Lukla, a Sherpa town with a small airstrip where a flight from Kathmandu brings you to Lukla as the route leads past many interesting Sherpa villages and into the lovely forest with a high climb to the famous Namche Bazaar.
At Namche Bazaar with time to explore and witness local Sherpa interesting Buddhist culture on rest days, an ideal spot with more days for acclimatization where the walk continues towards the high Gokyo valley on a quiet trail with grand views of mountain scenery.
On reaching Gokyo Valley within its beautiful lakes our real adventure starts following a high trail to cross Cho-la pass and then on pleasant high-altitude walks to reach our last final highlight to reach Everest Base Camp.
At Everest base camp where you will be beneath towering Mt. Everest within close reach of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, our next adventure takes you on the highest point of the journey at Kalapathar for a mind-blowing panorama of mountains with Everest at a mere close distance.
Enjoying fabulous and outmost moments on the highest places of Khumbu Valley where the return walk leads to a long descent to Namche and at Lukla for a short scenic flight back into the hustle and bustle of city life of Kathmandu to conclude our most remarkable adventure and experience on Everest base camp crossing Cho-la pass trekking.
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At evening group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural program to give you the glimpse of local culture with music and dance while having your dinner.
From Lukla after a refreshing break and getting organized for the day walk starts on downhill with winding path heading past traditional Sherpa farm village to reach our overnight stop at Phakding village by the Dudh Kosi River.
The park was added to the list as world heritage sites in 1979, from here walk follows to reach a high bridge and then climb all the way to Namche Bazaar, a large village, nearly size of a town with colorful houses serving as hotels and lodge.
At Namche Bazaar the last place with facilities of ATM, Banks, post office, Cyber Café, Trekking / Climbing stores and shops with café, bakeries and restaurants include views of Kwangde peaks.
High hill of Namche offers stunning views of Amadablam, Tharmarserku, Kantega, Kwangde, Khumbila with Mt. Everest and Lhotse towards North, after an impressive morning head back to lodge for lunch with afternoon free to relax and catch up with the dairy and browse around the street of Namche, where once a week Saturday market / bazaar takes place.
From here descend to Dudh Kosi River valley at Phortse Tenga a small settlement within forest surrounding, where walk leads to slow climb to reach at Dole the first place on route Gokyo valley.
Overnight at Dole a small place with few nice lodges this will be the last with tree lines for many days.
At Gokyo enjoy lunch with beautiful scenery of mountains with views of Cho-Oyu and Gyachung Kang with time for afternoon stroll around the lakes side.
From Gokyo-Ri offers stunning sunrise views over array of peaks that includes world’s four highest mountains Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu with Makalu in the east a grand spot for magnificent views of Gokyo valley and the lakes with longest glacier of Nepal the Ngozumba glacier.
Afternoon rest and marvel beautiful scenery around Gokyo valley and the lakes.
However the pond are frozen most of the year round and near extinct due to rock falls and glacier movements, where Cho-la pass located on a high ridge that separates two beautiful sides of Khumbu valley.
The top adorned with Buddhist colorful prayer flags and rock cairns as a marker, from here head downhill with care to reach a small isolated place at Dzongla for overnight stop after a hard tough day crossing high pass of Cho-la.
Continue walk with short steep climb up to terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier then on nice a path to Lobuche for overnight stop in the comfort of a cozy lodge.
Mt. Everest, after hours of good walk reaching at Gorakshep, a place with few nice lodges and a last place with facilities of overnight accommodation before Everest Base Camp; after a break walk continues to Everest Base Camp climbing over moraine to reach at Everest Base Camp.
After enjoying incredible moment at base camp with close views of Khumbu Ice fall and glacier, return journey heading back to Gorakshep for overnight stop after achieving all the highlights of the trip with one more a climb to the top of Kalapathar Hill.
After a great wonderful panorama walk down to Gorakshep and continue trek towards Pheriche windy valley for lunch stop, Pheriche a temporary settlement near Dingboche with many nice lodges with grand views of Taboche, Cholatse, Amadablam and as far to Mt. Cho-Oyu in the distance north west, from here on easy walk with short ups and down to Pangboche village for overnight stop.
If all goes well our itinerary days, interested people can join in for optional tour around Kathmandu around place f great interest or enjoy free individual activities and shopping.
March to May where hills are alive with seasonal wild-flower in bloom especially rhododendron of various species from tall trees to the bush, September to November another best time for clear views of peaks and walks but shorter days and sunlight hours due to autumn or fall season.
October to December months much colder in the night time and in the morning as well in shades can expect snow sometimes around the higher area with more freezing temperatures without wind chill factor around Gokyo Valley and on top of Cho-La pass all the way to Everest Base Camp.