EBC Chola Pass Luxury Trek - 15 Days

Luxury EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek Cost and Itinerary 2024, 2025
Ebc Chola Pass Luxury Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about EBC Chola Pass Luxury Trek - 15 Days
  • Duration15 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 5545M
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Luxury Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 8
  • Transportation Flight
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

The EBC Chola Pass Luxury Trek is an adventurous and luxurious journey into the majestic Khumbu region of Nepal. This particular expedition combines Gokyo Valley and the Chola Pass with the Everest Base Camp. The trails in the trek offer you panoramic views of majestic mountains like Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kanchenjunga, Amadablam, Mt. Pumori, and many more. Additionally, the rich culture of the Sherpa inhabitants and the rich natural beauty offer you a unique experience. Some of the other highlights of the trek are beautiful glaciers, gushing rivers, Gokyo Valley, and crossing the adventurous Chola pass. The Luxury EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From the bustling village, you will hike along the Dudh Koshi River Valley. Further ahead, you pass through dense pine and rhododendron forests, Sagarmatha National Park, and beautiful Sherpa villages such as Tengboche, Namche Bazaar, Phakding, Pheriche, and Lobuche. The warm hospitality and service from the Sherpa people will add further pleasure to your stay in the tea houses. Also, in this trek, you will hike to Kala Pathhar, one of the best vantage points in the region. From here, you will have beautiful views of Ama Dablam(6856m), Kwangde(6194m), Kantega (6,809m), Mt. Lhotse(8,511m), and Mt. Nuptse(9,879m).

Luxury Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Cost 2024 and 2025

The EBC Chola Pass Luxury Trek Cost is subject to the personal requirements and preferences of individual travelers. In general, the price for one pax for the expedition is USD 1500, and 1300 for a small group of 4-5 travelers. The total cost will keep decreasing as the size of the group increases. However, we intend to keep the group size medium to provide you with more personalized service.

Luxury EBC Chola Pass Trek Highlights

  • After enjoying a picturesque flight to Kula, hike in Tenzing and Hillary’s footsteps to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp.
  • Walk along sloping hills, lush meadows, and quaint towns.
  • Explore Buddhist temples, and learn about the culture and tradition of the Sherpa people.
  • Sagarmatha National Park you a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness exotic flora and fauna.
  • Visit Tengboche monastery, one of the oldest in the region.
  • Astonishing views of icefalls, glaciers, and snow-capped mountains.
  • Walk around the serene Ngozumpa Glacier and Gokyo lakes.

Is Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Suitable For You?

The Lxurious EBC Chola Pass Trekking is a moderately challenging trek, which requires a trekking experience and a good level of physical fitness. We do not recommend this expedition for beginners who do not have previous trekking experience. The particular trek involves hiking across the Cholas Pass, which is located at an astounding altitude of 5,420m. This requires you to be mentally and physically prepared. Additionally, along the journey, you will be ascending to higher altitude regions, which can be challenging. Some travelers might also experience Altitude sickness, so, you must be aware of any symptoms of illness. On the other hand, the trek places in some of the rugged and remote areas of Nepal, and you need to be prepared for the potential lack of some services and amenities. You need to be self-sufficient and carry all the necessary equipment and gear. That being said, if you are physically fit with prior trekking experience, the EBC Chola Pass Luxury Trek can be an unforgettable and rewarding experience. The expedition offers you a chance to witness untouched natural beauty and exploration of beautiful landscaping. Besides, you must consult with a doctor to assess your physical and mental health.

What You Can Expect from the Luxury Chola Pass Trekking via EBC?

  • During the luxurious Gokyo Chola Pass Trek, you can expect a challenging, yet rewarding experience, which takes you through some of the stunning landscapes in the Khumbu region,
  • The expedition begins at Lukla and offers you the opportunity to explore glistening glacial lakes with breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks.
  • Hike through the Khumbu Glacier, and witness the beauty and nature of Mother Nature. The trek also takes you to the Ngpzumpa Glacier, one of the largest of its kind in Nepal.
  • Marvel at the astonishing Khumbu Icefall, which is surrounded by beautiful icy landscapes.
  • Enjoy Panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain peaks from the Challenging Chola Pass(5,420m).
  • Explore ancient monasteries and traditional Sherpa villages, which offer you a glimpse of the unique culture and tradition of the region.

Preparation for Luxury EBC Chola Pass Trekking via EBC

You need to be prepared to enjoy the luxurious EBC trek. The expedition is a challenging journey, which requires you to be physically and mentally fit. You need to prepare yourself mentally to deal with the potential lack of resources in remote and rugged areas. On the other hand, you need to indulge yourself in physical activities months before the departure date. We recommend you start regular training sessions, which include cardio and strength exercises. This will ensure an enjoyable trek experience as you do not strain your body too much on the trail. Besides, you must keep in mind that the expedition takes place in high-altitude areas, which impose a high risk of altitude sickness. We suggest you walk at a gradual pace and be aware of any symptoms of altitude sickness. You must inform the trek guide if you feel ill, and he will take the necessary medical precautions for your well-being.

Best Season for EBC Chola Pass Luxury Trek

The best season to start the Luxury EBC Chola Pass Trek is during Spring and Autumn. The Spring season begins in March and ends in May. During this time of the year, the surrounding is lush and green with vegetation. Flowers start to bloom in the forest and along the trail, allowing you to enjoy the natural beauty of the region at its best. The sky is crisp and clear offering you beautiful views of snow-capped mountains and the surrounding landscape. However, you must note that the weather conditions in high-altitude regions can change at any time. So, expect light rainfall and snow. We also advise you to pack proper trekking gear and clothes to deal with the weather changes. On the other hand, the Autumn season begins in September and ends in November in Nepal. This season is regarded to be the best time for travelers to explore the Khumbu region. At this time of the year, the weather is beautiful with clear blue skies. However, you must note that this is the peak season for tourists to visit Nepal, and the trails will be filled with fellow trekkers. So, we suggest you book the package early, and we can pre-book flights and the best tea houses along the way.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Today marks the beginning of our exciting Luxury EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek. After enjoying an early morning breakfast, you will be transported to the airport. Our staff members will help you with the luggage, and the scenic flight to Lukla begins shortly. On the way, you will witness glorious aerial views of green hills, rivers, and towering mountain peaks. Upon your arrival at the Tenzing Norgay Aiport ta Lukla, we will make preparations for the trek ahead. Besides, we are going to spend the next couple of hours enjoying the view and acclimatizing our bodies to the drastic change in altitude. Afterward, we will begin our hike, enjoying scenic views around us. The trails ahead descend the valley with stunning views of Kusum Kangaru (6367m/2088ft). Moving ahead, you will come across several Buddhist monasteries, farmlands, and village settlements. Finally, after around 5 hours of hiking, we arrive at Phakding village, where we will be spending the night at a well-facilitated tea house.

  • Max. Altitude: 2610m/8563ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1260m/4133ft
  • Accommodation: Alpine Forest or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 3 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 7.8 Kilometers
  • Transportation: By Plane

Today the hike will be challenging than the day before. After having breakfast, we will descend downhill and cross a suspension bridge. Moving ahead, we will gradually hike uphill for over 3 hours, making our way to Monjo village, which is the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. We make a quick stop and resume our hike through several hamlets, settlements, and farmlands before we arrive at Namche Bazaar, the tourist hub of the Khumbu region. The village is filled with aesthetic cafes, restaurants, and museums, which you can explore to pass the remaining time in the evening.

  • Max. Altitude: 3446 m/11306 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 830m/2723ft
  • Accommodation: Hotel Namche or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 7 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 10.4 Kilometers

Today is the first rest day of the expedition, and we will acclimatize our body before we head any further. However, it does not mean we will remain ideal for the entire day. After a hearty breakfast, we will hike to Everest View Hotel to enjoy glorious views of the surrounding landscape and snowcapped mountains. On the other hand, you can opt to explore Namche Bazaar and relax in a local cafe or restaurant.

  • Max. Altitude: 3880m/12729ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 440m/1443ft
  • Elevation Loss: 440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation: Hotel Namche or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 4 Hours

The hike resumes as we depart from our teahouse at Namche and follow the trail towards Tyangboche. Along the way, you will have stunning views of Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Everest, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Ama Dablam. Further ahead, you will hike through thick pine and rhododendron forests, and cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river. Eventually, you will arrive at Phungi Thanga, a small village settlement, where we will have a brief stop. The trek today ends as we arrive at Tyangboche, our destination for today. Besides, along the way, you will have the opportunity to explore Tyangboche monastery.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,860m/12,664ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 420m/1378ft
  • Accommodation: Cultural Home or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 6 - 7 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 11 Kilometers

As you make preparations and kick off the hike in the morning, you will marvel at the breathtaking sunrise over surrounding mountain peaks. The trail ahead leads you to Imja Khola from where we will make a steep descent through thick rhododendron and birch forests. Along the way, you will also pass by several chortens and Buddhist nunnery. Moving ahead, as you approach the beautiful village of Dingboche, you will be welcomed by a beautiful view of Mt. Pumori.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,410m/14,468ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 550m/1804ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Heritage or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 4 to 5 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 9 Kilometers

As you have reached the high altitude area of the region, your body needs to adapt to the atmospheric changes and dropping oxygen levels. So, today is our second acclimatization day. You will opt to rest and relax in the teahouse or explore nearby villages such as Imja and Chhukung. On the other hand, if you can, you can also commence short hikes to Nagarjun Hill, which is a popular vantage point of the region.

  • Max. Altitude: 5085m/16882ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss: 675m/2214ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Heritage or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours

Today, ascending to Duglha via the Khumbu Khola Valley will be the first portion of the hike. The path ahead is slightly challenging due to rocky and steep terrains. Along the way, you will see prayer flags and monuments, which have been set as a tribute to climbers who perished during their expedition to summit Mount Everest. As you move forward, you will be greeted by views of Lingtren(6,750m), Khumbuste(6,640m), and Pumori(7,160m). Finally, after 5 hours of hiking, you will arrive at Lobuche. We spend the night at a tea house and take a much-needed rest.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,910m/16,108ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 500m/1641ft
  • Accommodation: Oxygen Lodge or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 4 to 5 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 7 Kilometers

After an early morning breakfast in Lobuche, we will begin our hike to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep. Today is the highlight of the Luxury EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek as you will be able to witness the winter wonderland of the Khumbu region at its finest. After a three-hour hike, you will arrive at Gorakshep, where we will have lunch. After the short break, the journey continues to Everest Base Camp. From here, you will have panoramic views of surrounding mountain peaks such as Pumori, Khumbutse, and Nuptse. When you finish enjoying the vantage point, we will retrace our steps back to Gorakhshep, where will be spending the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,364m/17,598ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 454m/1489ft
  • Elevation Loss: 200m/656ft
  • Accommodation: Himalyan Lodge or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 7 to 8 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 11 Kilometers

Today is an exciting day ahead, you will be commencing an adventurous hike to the breathtaking Kalapatthar. It is regarded as the best vantage point of the Khumbu region, from which you can take stunning pictures of the icy landscapes around you. Exploring the area will create a lifelong memory, which you will look forward to sharing with your friends and family back home. After a memorable experience, we will retrace the trail back to Gorakhep, gather our belongings, and head towards Zongla.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,620m/15157.48ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 720m/2361ft
  • Accommodation: Best Available
  • Walking Hours: 7 to 8 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 11.5 Kilometers

We wake up early to witness the breathtaking scenery from our teahouse at Zongla. Afterward, you will enjoy a hearty breakfast and make preparations for the hike ahead. You must keep in mind that the section ahead through spur woods is quite complicated. So, descend gradually, and navigate with the assistance of the trek guide. Besides, along the way, you will marvel at the glorious views of Mt. Ama Dablam, and Chola Lake as you ascend through rocky terrains. After hours of hiking through dense forests and icy terrain, you will finally arrive at Thannak via Cho la Pass.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,365m/17,600ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 538m/1764ft
  • Elevation Loss: 703m/2305ft
  • Accommodation: Best Available
  • Walking Hours: 9.5 Kilometers
  • Walking Distance: 7 to 8 Hours

To complete the hike today, we will wake up early in the morning and hit the trails towards Gokyo. Moving ahead, you will cross Ngozumpa Glacier, one of the longest in Nepal. From here, you will marvel at the serene icy terrains surrounding you. After the brief stop, we resume our hike. Along the way, you will be able to witness Gokyo Lakes, a few of the highest-placed freshwater lake systems in the world. After three hours of ascending through the landscapes, we arrive at the teahouse, where we will spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 4750m/15583ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 85m/279ft
  • Accommodation: Namaste Lodge or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 2 to 3 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 3 Kilometers

Today, we head on towards Gokyo Ri departing from the tea house in Gokyo. From the summit, you will be able to see majestic views of Lhotse, Makalu, and Mount Everest. After enjoying the wonderful vistas, we will make our way to explore the serene Gokyo Lakes. The day ends as we descend to Gokyo and follow the trail towards Machhermo, our destination for the night. We will walk alongside Dudh Koshi River until we arrive at the tea house.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,485m/17,995ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 600m/1968ft
  • Elevation Loss: 567m/1859ft
  • Accommodation: Best Available
  • Walking Hours: 5 to 6 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 8 Kilometers

After having a delicious breakfast in the morning, we leave the beautiful village of Machhermo behind and head downhill to Namche Bazaar. Along the way, you will share the trek experience and the memories you made with fellow trekkers. With the views of snow-capped mountains and green valleys, the descent will be quite pleasurable. Upon your arrival at the teahouse, you will enjoy a warm shower and relax for the rest of the evening.

  • Max. Altitude: 3446m/11306ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1030m/3379ft
  • Accommodation: Hotel Namche or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 5 to 6 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 9 Kilometers

We start the hike early and descend downhill through farmlands, villages, and monasteries. Eventually, we will arrive at Monjo village from where we will walk towards the Dudh Koshi River. We cross a suspension bridge and make our way to Phakding village, where we will have a quick stop and enjoy lunch. Moving ahead, with the beautiful views of villages, and farmlands around us, we finally arrive at Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,800m/ 9,185 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 600m/1969ft
  • Accommodation: Khumbu Resort or Similar
  • Walking Hours: 7 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 12 Kilometers

As the exciting luxury EBC trek comes to an end, we reminisce about the memories we made along the way. Today, we will board a flight back to Kathmandu according to the schedule. On your way back, enjoy aerial views of the Khumbu region and gain a new perspective on the Himalayan experience. After arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel in a private vehicle. We then relax in the afternoon and meet up in the evening for a farewell dinner with the staff members at an authentic Nepalese restaurant.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4430ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner
  • Walking Hours: Flight: 35 Minutes
  • Transportation: By Plane
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Complimentary arrival and departure pick up and drop by a private vehicle from and to the airport.
  • Three-course meals during the trek.
  • Accommodation in a four-star hotel and well-facilitated lodges along the trek.
  • Porters and Trek Guide
  • Salary, insurance, meals, transportation, and accommodation for the trek guide.
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa.
  • First Aid kit, and oximeter.
  • Trek permit and other necessary government documents.
  • Complimentary use of duffel bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag.
  • Arrangement of emergency rescue paid by your insurance.
  • All government taxes.
What's not Included
  • International airfare and tax.
  • Food and beverage outside of the itinerary.
  • Your travel insurance and Visa fee.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Anything not listed in the “Included section”.
Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Accommodation for EBC Chola Pass Luxury trek

Hotels/Lodges Accommodation

In general, you will be staying at a four-star hotel in Kathmandu with luxurious facilities. You can also upgrade the services and facilities as per your needs and preferences. The hotel will offer you excellent hospitality service, and amenities. The room will feature a hot shower, AC, electric blankets, and room services.

Tea Houses Accommodation

The tea houses we have picked for you along the trail are some of the best in the region. These establishments are well facilitated and run by local community people. You can enjoy services such as charging, WiFi, attached bathroom, hot water shower, heaters etc. However, you must keep in mind that the price and services provided may vary according to the altitude of the tea houses.

Tea Houses are often said to be the best place to stay when trekking to the Everest Base Camp There are basic types of tea house accommodation which will be facilitated through the local people rich in the local culture. Moreover, prices could vary according to the altitude and facilities which is provided by the Tea Houses.

Food on Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking

Meals available in the tea houses and hotels are made from fresh ingredients to ensure your body receives the nutrients it needs. The menus along the trail vary depending on the establishment. Regardless, it will consist of popular food items such as cornflakes, pancakes, chapatti, Tibetan bread, porridge Muesli, and toast.

  • Breakfast: Bread, Jam, Omelet, Boiled egg, Macaroni, Noodles, Oatmeals etc.
  • Lunch: Cornflakes, Pancakes, Porridge, Scrambled egg, Hash brown Potatoes, Momo, Chowmein, Noodles, and Pizza.
  • Dinner: The dinner menu is identical to the lunch menu but will be inclusive of soup items such as garlic soup, tomato soup, mushroom soup, chicken soup, and vegetable soup.
  • Drinks: Milk tea, Black tea, Ginger tea, Lemon tea, Mint tea, Black coffee, and Milk coffee.

Travel Insurance For Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for any high-altitude trekking in Nepal. We will need a copy of the complete travel insurance, which covers the medical and emergency evacuation at altitudes over 6,000m. You will need to submit the insurance details within a week of booking the luxury trek package with us. This will allow us to swiftly arrange emergency protocols, which will be covered by your insurance. Bear in mind, that you should only get insurance from a reputed company, and read all the details to ensure every detail is in order.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies

A person suffers from altitude sickness when their body is not able to adapt to the air pressure and low oxygen level in high-altitude regions. The oxygen level will begin to drop as you ascend landscapes over 3,000m. The sickness is characterized by several symptoms such as exhaustion, headache, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, and dizziness. We recommend the following tips to avoid AMS in our Luxury EBC Chola Pass Gokyo trek.

  • Do not consume alcohol and keep yourself hydrated.
  • Maintain a healthy diet.
  • Diamox tablet to mitigate the symptoms of Altitude sickness.
  • Hike slowly and gradually.
  • Acclimatize properly with adequate rest.
  • If you experience any symptoms, you must immediately notify the trek guide.

Packing List, Gears, and Equipment For Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC

Proper clothing, gear, and equipment are essential to elevate your trek experience. Make sure you bring what is only needed for the journey ahead. You can go through the following list to have a general idea of what to bring along. You can buy or hire them in shops spread across Thamel, Kathmandu.

  • Hiking Boots, Slippers
  • Socks, Undergarments
  • Backpack, Daypack
  • Wind and waterproof jacket, Down Jacket
  • Trousers, Thermal Wear, Shirts, Gloves, Hat.
  • Sunglasses, Cap, Sunscreen.
  • Sleeping bag, and Sleeping bag liner.
  • Water bottle, Purification tablets.
  • Gaiters, Micro-Spikes, Trekking Poles.
  • Toiletries.
  • Medical Kit.

Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking via EBC Booking Procedure

Outfitter Nepal is a government-approved tour operator company that has been offering quality services for over a decade in Nepal. To reserve a trip with us, you will need to make a specific deposit of the total cost. After making a reservation, please send us copies of the essential documents and information such as flight details, passport, travel insurance, and passport-size photos. You can make the payment via Western Union, Bank transfer, or credit card.

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