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Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek

Updated on June 13, 2015

This is a scenic challenge to the Everest Base Camp which takes some skill to adapt to the elevation but well worth the pursuit, as you will experience the mountain range in a rare panoramic view.

This is one of the areas that has to be witnessed and is the envy of those who have heard much about this area but have not hiked through it before. You will be able to see the Ngozumpa Glacier which feeds the Gokyo lakes. This glacier is the longest one in the Himalayans and to see it is difficult in any other way. You will also be trekking to the highest village settlements in Nepal called Gokyo at the foot of Gokyo Ri. This trek is designed around the Cho La summit pass on the way to the Everest base camp, along with the villages, that depend on this region for their culture and survival of ancient traditions

During the trekking:

Along the route you will visit the great capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. Here you will be able to see the great temples and palaces of the region, and then head over to visit Lukla. This is a wonderful remote village that well lead up to your final destination but not before hiking to Phakding, and then Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is well known as a stopping place where American President Jimmy Carter stayed in 1985. Your body will have to go through the process of acclimatization along the way because of the elevated climates. Out of the other treks, this one gives you an advantage to reach as close to the summit as possible without any risk of an actual climb. The physical demands are strenuous and will take some physical ability to tolerate. There are plenty of highlights here where you will get to meet the people that live in high altitudes and get a inside look at their ways of life.

You will get a mountain view unlike anything you've seen before and close up to the infamous Mount Everest. You will also trek to Dole which is at an elevation of 4038m and travel to other villages along the way which are going to be in the higher regions. These are Machhermo, Goyko Lake and Gokyo Ri which are at 5360m. During this time however, you have a chance to reach and cross the great Cho La pass, which is a part of one of the largest glaciers in the world. Here you get a better view of the Himalayan peaks and at altitudes of 4700m and 5545m. All of this before you finally get to the Everest base camp.

On the way to Everest Base camp!
On the way to Everest Base camp! | Source
Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp | Source


Please see bellow few pictures of the guesthouses where you are going to be accommodated.


Highest Marathon in the world

Not only the trekking, you can also be witness of the Everest Marathon which will be held on 29th of May from EBC to Namche Bazar 42 kilometers.



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    • nhtadventure profile imageAUTHOR

      Balaram Thapa 

      4 years ago from Kathmandu, Nepal

      I am glad that you were in Nepal enjoyed a lots, thanks for sharing your experience.

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      Mary Norton 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      It is really beautiful. We were in Nepal for a month and enjoyed every bit of it. The Nepalis are very nice people.

    • nhtadventure profile imageAUTHOR

      Balaram Thapa 

      5 years ago from Kathmandu, Nepal

      Hi Cyclingfitness,

      Thanks for the comments, I hope you will be able to participant for the Everest Marathon in the nearest future.

      Wishing you all the best


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      Liam Hallam 

      5 years ago from Nottingham UK

      This looks an amazing trip. The Everest marathon is one of the things that's on my bucket list. Loved the photos. Cf

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      5 years ago from Kathmandu, Nepal

      Very useful information, thanks for sharing it....


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