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Renjola/Chola Pass Trek18 Days

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Minimum Participants 1
Mode of Travel Adventurous
Accommodation Tea House
Meals Full board on trek & BB Plan in city
Transportation private vehicle/fly

trip Overview

Renjola & Chola Pass Trek is one of the most challenging, popular & called the best passes in the Everest region. The trekking trail crosses two major passes i.e. Renjola Pass & Chola Pass of the Everest region.  Renjola & Chola Pass Trek are for those trekkers who love the more challenging trip. During this trek, trekkers will reach famous viewpoints such as Gokyo Ri (5,357m), Everest Base Camp(5,364m), Sundar Peak(5,368m), and Kalapathar(5,555m). The Gokyo Ri summit and Gokyo Lake provide lifetime memories in this trek.

Renjola and Chola’s pass trek begins with the short flight to Lukla. After that, the trek starts downhill to the Dudh Koshi River and passes through many charming villages and Jungles. This trail crosses two passes Renjo La (5360m) & Chola (5368m) without any technical climbing. The most famous trail offers not only ancient Sherpa cultures but also Buddhist religions and many Buddhist monasteries. The famous villages on this trek are Phakdin, Namche, Thame, Khumjung, Dzumbche, and Pambuche which we visit during the trek. We get a chance to see the spectacular views of mountain ranges such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Amadblam, Cho Oyu, and many more. Wild animals such as musk deer, Thar, monkey, Snow Leopard, and many more birds are the additional attraction of the Trek.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla [2,800m] and Trek to Phakdin [2,650m] [45 min flight & 3-4 hrs walk].
Day 04: Trek from Phakdin to Namche Bazaar [3,450m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche [3,440m].
Day 06: Trek from Namche to Thame [3,820m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 07: Hike to Sundar Peak [5,368m] and back to Thame [7-8 hrs walk].
Day 08: Trek from Thame to Lungden [4,380m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 09: Trek to Renjola Pass [5,345m] and Trek to Gokyo Lake [4,790m] [8-9 hrs walk].
Day 10: Excursion to Gokyo Ri [5,357m] [3 hrs walk] and Trek to Thangnak [4,700m] [3-4 hrs walk].
Day 11: Thangnak to Chola Pass [5,368m] and Trek to Dzongla [4,830m] [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche [4,940m] [3-4 hrs walk].
Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep [5,164m] [2-3 hrs walk] then Explore Everest Base Camp [5,364m] & back [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 14: Hike to Kalapathar [5,445m] [3 hrs walk] and trek to Pheriche [4,371m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 15: Trek to Namche [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 16: Namche to Lukla [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 18:  Final Departure.

Detail Itinerary

30m drive BB plan Hotel/resort

Upon reaching Kathmandu International Airport Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will receive you & transfer you to your Hotel, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff or guide will brief you about the trekking with related information that might be required while trekking.

10am - 4pm BB plan Hotel/resort

On the first day or night in Kathmandu, you will be well-informed regarding the time for your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest

45m fly & 3 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

On the morning flights to Lukla after the delicious breakfast at Lukla, you will have time to visit around, a few hours trek further on route to Phakding. First-day trek on the gradual path all the way, with few ups offering views of Mt. Kusum-Kangru 6,369 m 2-3 hrs of gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop at Tea House.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The walk is pleasant with a few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing will take you to the magnificent view of Thermasarkhu 6,608m, reaching Monjo village, after Monjo, walk to the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park, from a short descent with a gradual walk to Jorsalle village is reached, the last village till Namche Bazaar, with a pleasant walk on the river bed till to the last bridge over the Imjatse River, from here trek along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with grand views of Kwande peak, Kusum Kanguru  & Mt. Everest with Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Taweche peak can be seen all the way up, another hour walk up reaches to Namche Bazaar, the colorful houses are situated in an amphitheater landscape.

Today is a rest day with a short walk for acclimatization to Sagarmatha National Park Headquarters, a panoramic view spot on top of Namche Bazaar with surrounding snow-capped mountains, valleys scenery visit the museum with all kinds of information history of the Himalayas, Geography, Culture, Mountaineering and on flora and fauna of this region, afternoon free at leisure.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

Nepal Dream Path Treks route diverts west; contouring the hillside and reaching the ridge looking down at Namche and the trek follows the gradual winding path up the Bhote Kosi River valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. In Thame, we can see the excellent views of Teng Kangpoche and Kwangde, and to the north is the Nangpa-la 5,710m pass leading to Tibet. Overnight at Tea House.

4-5 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

Sunder Peak is a wonderful mountain peak but not many people are used to trekking to Sunder Peak 5368 meters from there, you can see the wonderful Mountain views; snow-covered peaks, as well as the view of Namche Bazaar, then return to Thame. Stay Overnight at Tea House.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

This is a day where we trek through a remote Sherpa village and Himalayan meadows we’ll continue to gain altitude as we trek through a beautiful and isolated area. Stay Overnight at the Lungden Tea House.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

Today's nearly 4hrs  walk takes us to reach the top of Renjo overlooking a great view of Mt. Cho-Oyu world's 6th highest mountain which straddles the border with Tibet and Nepal on reaching the top of the first pass of this great trek traversing over 5,345m. Overnight at Tea House.

6-7 hrs walk All meals, breakfast, dinner Tea House

Today, the trail ascends to the Gokyo Ri peak for the Panoramic of Mt. Makalu, Mt Everest  (8848 m),  Cho Oyo(8021m), and many more other surrounding peaks. After that, you will return back to Gokyo where you will have lunch. After lunch, we hike towards Thangnak bypassing Gokyo Glacier. We hit Thangnak after a 3-4 hour walk and rest there. We get an opportunity to observe the highland Sherpa people’s lifestyle and their unique cultural hospitality there.

5-6 hrs walk All breakfast, lunch, dinner Tea House

Our walk climbs steadily towards Cho-la pass for a few hours, then down towards the small hidden valley at Dzong-la for the overnight stop.

5-6 hrs walk All breakfast, lunch, dinner Tea House

Today's walk offers a beautiful view of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and to the north Pokalde 5,741m, Kongma-Tse 5,820m, the great wall of Nuptse & after reaching the junction where the path from Pheriche joins above Thugla ridge with great views of Mt.Pumori and other peaks west of Everest. Overnight at Tea House.

5-6 hrs walk All breakfast, lunch, dinner Tea House

The trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine from where we can see the Khumbu Glacier. The trail follows the mountain walls with the Italian Pyramid. The trail passes a windy and rocky path with a fabulous view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse, and other snow-capped peaks. After lunch at Gorekshep, the trail continues towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through over the moraine and the streams. Everest Base Camp area provides everyone with the greatest opportunities to experience the freezing and harsh conditions for everyone to summit this famous mountain. After the exploration of Everest Base Camp and its surrounding' glaciers, we returned to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.

5-6 hrs walk All breakfast, lunch, dinner Tea House

After reaching the top ridge of Kalapatthar a small rocky peak from the southwest ridge of Mt.Pumori, with incredible views Mt. Everest looks close between the peak of Nuptse and Lho-la and Lhotse with surrounding high snow-capped. Overnight stay at Tea House.

5-6 hrs walk All breakfast, lunch, dinner Tea House

The trail is steep and descends towards Imja Khola. After that, the trail passes several villages towards Tengboche. From here, the trail is mostly downhill to Phunke Tenga.  The trail crosses the Dudh Koshi River and continues to Sanasa. From here, the trail is flat till Namche Bazar. During the trial, you can enjoy the exclusive natural beauty of the mountains. Passing through dense forest and plenty of greenery, the trail shows the natural beauty of Khumbu and the view of Mt. Everest.

5-6 hrs walk All breakfast, lunch, dinner Tea House

This is the last day of this great adventure with a  nice walk to Lukla, enjoying the lush green scenery around, apart from a few short uphills the only long climb will be just before Lukla takes about an hour from the old big oak tree. Overnight at Lukla Tea House.

45m fly & 30m drive BB Plan Hotel/Resort

As per the flight time it takes about 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks can be seen during the flight. At Kathmandu air terminal, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff receives and transfers you back to your respective hotels.

Today as per your international flight time, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this high-magic Himalayan country, Nepal.

Equipment List

  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/Lip Balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Tooth pest/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Wind paints
  • Towel/Toiletries
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  •  Sewing kits
  •  Water bottle
  •  Swiss knife
  •  Extra batteries
  •  Flip flops
  •  Raincoat
  •  Rucksacks Sleeping Bag
  •  Medical & first aid kit
  • Trekking Crampon
  • Down jacket

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard Accommodation in the cities and tea houses on the trek.
  • Full day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters, and other support staff as per your requirement and out an agreed price.
  • National Park Fee.
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • General First-Aid Kits for all.
  • All taxes and fees are required for the program.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water, etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears are not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staff.
  • Personal first aid kit.

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 1 Reviews

Chola-pass Jennyfer

18 days Trek in Nepal


I made 18 days Everest base camp trek with the Chola Pass in Nepal. It was all very well organized by Nepal Dream Path Treks & Expedition: flights, lodges, porter and schedule are really appreciated. My guide Ram Bahadur Parajuli was amazing, he knows the Chola pass very well. We made a specially customized itinerary, which made the trip special. I’m very thankful and grateful. Highly recommended!