Chola Pass Gokyo Trek

Chola Pass Gokyo Trek

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Chola Pass, Gokyo Lakes
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timer Duration
16 Days
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Flight to and from Lukla
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The trek through the Gokyo Chola pass, combined with the base camp trail, provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in the Himalayan Sherpa culture, exploring their religion, customs, and traditions. Crossing from Gokyo lakes to Everest Base Camp via Kala Patthar through Chola pass is highly sought after and recommended for experienced trekkers.

The Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Lake trek is truly remarkable and falls within the category of renowned treks in the Everest region, featuring a stunning route. Following the path of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa, the awe-inspiring Chola pass journey culminates with an ascent to Kala Patthar hill station. Kala Patthar, a small peak and hill station, offers breathtaking views of sunrise and sunset over Mount Everest, Mt. Makalu, Nuptse, and several other towering peaks in the vicinity.

Additionally, the Chola trek route provides unparalleled vistas of Mt. Everest at 8848m, Mt. Lhotse at 8,516m, Cho Oyu at 8,201m, Pumori at 7161m, Nuptse at 7,855m, Lingterin at 6,679m, Mt. Changaste at 7,550m, and Mt. Thamserku at 6723m. Moreover, the panoramic landscape includes views of Mount Kantega at 6685m, Amadablam at 6856m, Kusum Khagaru at 6367m, Kongde at 6011m, Khumbila at 5761m (God of the Khumbu), Cholaste at 6335m, Twache peak at 6367m, Island peak at 6179m, Lobuche peak at 6145m, Pokalde peak at 5806m, and Honku south peak at 6119m.

Chola Pass Gokyo Lake Trek Highlights:

  • Traverse the high pass of Cross Chola Pass during the trek in the Mount Everest region.
  • Explore Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Kalapatter.
  • Experience the breathtaking landscapes of Gokyo Lake and ascend Gokyo Ri for added adventure.
  • Gain different perspectives of Mount Everest and other towering peaks in the Khumbu Region from two or more viewpoints simultaneously.
  • Encounter unlimited awe-inspiring moments with panoramic views of Mount Everest, Mount Pumori, Mount Amadablam, Mount Cho Oyu, and other prominent high mountains and climbing peaks.

Trip Info for Chola Pass Trek:

  • Trek Start:
    • Begins from Kathmandu to Lukla.
    • Requires obtaining necessary permits and TIMS card.
    • The trail gradually ascends through diverse landscapes.
  • Accommodation:
    • Teahouses/lodges along the route offer basic lodging.
    • Dormitory-style rooms or private rooms available.
    • Basic amenities like beds, blankets, and shared bathrooms.

  • Meals:
    • Teahouses provide meals: Dal Bhat (rice, lentil soup), noodles, rice dishes, etc.
    • Limited menu items, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Carrying some energy bars and snacks is recommended.

  • Typical Day:
    • Start early in the morning for better weather and views.
    • Trek for about 6-8 hours a day, with breaks in between.
    • Reach teahouse for the night, rest, and explore.

  • Communication:
    • Limited mobile network coverage, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Some teahouses offer Wi-Fi, but it might be slow and unreliable.

  • Electricity and Water:
    • Charging devices may come at an extra cost in teahouses.
    • Hot showers might be available for an additional fee.
    • Safe drinking water: carry purification methods or buy bottled water.

  • Tipping:
    • Tipping is a common practice to show appreciation for good service.
    • You can tip guides, porters, and teahouse staff if you're satisfied.

  • Trek Season:
    • Best seasons: Autumn (clear weather) and Spring (blooming rhododendrons).
    • Winter is colder but less crowded. Summer/Monsoon brings rain and more challenge.

Chola Pass Trek Difficulty :

  1. For Beginners:
    • Chola Pass Trek is not recommended for beginners.

  2. For Experienced Trekkers:
    • Experienced trekkers will find the Chola pass trek moderately challenging.
    • Familiarity with multi-day treks and altitude effects is beneficial.
    • Some sections might involve longer and more strenuous walks, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Flexibility and previous trekking experience will be advantageous.
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Mohan Subedi

Mohan Subedi is the founder of Hinepal Treks. He is a professional trek and adventure guide.

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