Everest Chola Pass Trekking

Trekking Information
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The Trek Cholapass (5420m) is the little adventurous ultimate challenge trek, which takes 18-21 days and covers both the Gokyo Lake area. There are some short and interesting "climbs" of Gokyo Ri, Chukkung Ri and Kalapatthar for the classic views of icefalls and glaciers of Mahalangur Himalayan range which comprises of five major 8000+ m. peaks - Everest, Cho O Yu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar and Makalu. Gokyo & Kalapathar via Cho La pass treking, one of Nepal's most famous treks to the Khumbu Mountains & Sherpa country. After a magnificent mountain flight to Lukla we follow the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar. The trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements we reach the Gokyo lakes where we climb the Gokyo Peak (5480m) and enjoy stunning summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo. After the Cho La pass, we reach Dzongla. The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are spectacular. After the Zhongla ascent, we continue towards Gorak Shep and climb to Kala Pattar (5545m) from where we enjoy an impressive up-close view of Everest. Our return route passes through Tengboche, a magnificent location with a fascinating monastery, where we rest and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8511m) .


Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 1300m

Day 02:

Day 03:
Fly to Lukla 2800m ¾ hr Phakding 2600m 5 hrs

Day 04:
Namche Bazaar 3450m 5 hrs

Day 05:
Rest day (Thame Valley)

Day 06:
Phortse Tenga 3700m 4 hrs

Day 07:
Lhabarma 4330m 4 hrs

Day 08:
Machherma 4470m 3 hrs

Day 09:
Gokyo 4800m 4½ hrs

Day 10:
Gokyo Peak 5400m Cho La (pass) Phedi W 5000m 6 hrs

Day 11:
Cho La 5400m Cho La Phedi E 5050m 7 hrs

Day 12:
Lobuche 4900m 3 hrs

Day 13:
Kala Patthar 5545m Lobuche 4900m 8 hrs

Day 14:
Dingboche 4400m 3 hrs

Day 15:
Rest day (Chhukung Valley)

Day 16:
Tengboche 3860m 3½ hrs

Day 17:
Namche Bazaar 3450m 5 hrs

Day 18:
Phakding 2600m 4 hrs

Day 19:
Lukla 2800m 4 hrs

Day 20:
Fly to Kathmandu 1300m ¾ hr

Day 21:
Rest day (Chhukung Valley).

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