Trip Highlights
  • Gain the most astounding glimpse of the mighty Mt. Everest
  • Conduct an amazing hike to the Everest Base Camp further way up to Gokyo Ri and Kala Pathar
  • Feel the amazing sense of adventure while crossing the Cho La
  • Stroll and explore the serene and beautiful existence of the Tengboche Monastery
  • Feel the thrill of landing in the Striking Himalaya mountain airstrip from Kathmandu to Lukla

Cho La Pass Trekking is a marvelous opportunity to excitingly walk on the foothills of Everest which heads you through the wonders of Everest Chola Pass Trek 2022-2023. The trek follows the track of gracious Dudh Koshi River leading us all the way to Gokyo Lake which perches to the west of the Everest Base camp and has an adventure of its own known as the Gokyo Lakes Trekking. The Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek grants you the benefit of the Gokyo peak summit 5,848 m and procures astounding mountain views like Mt. Everest 8,849m, Mt. Cho Oyo 8,188m, and Mt. Makalu 8,481m. Booking Cho-La Pass Trek 2021 is a way of welcoming thrilling adventures to one’s experience list. One shall enjoy the finest of nature’s astounding artwork in the Himalayas through a trip guided by the Cho La Pass Trek Itinerary 2023.

“Relish the Inclusive and kaleidoscopic voyage through Nepal’s most famous valley as the trail offers you with classic views of entire mountain range.”

21 Days Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek

The Gokyo Chola Pass Trek begins with a moderate to strenuous trekking starting from 2,805m to 4,940m with one pass crossing of 5,422m and then the day eventually hikes up to 5550m. You are assured to have a comfortable stay at the lodges run by the Sherpa families. The 21 days Cho-La Pass Gokyo trek carries us to the amazing Cho La Pass Height of 5,420m following the Everest Base Camp Trekking and Kalapathar route. You will certainly be filled with a serene feeling of delight with the encounter of the beautiful Tengboche monastery. Many visitors come to visit the Everest region for the purpose of getting once in a lifetime experience of getting closer to the highest mountain on the entire planet. Previously known to be Everest Circuit Trekking; the adventure is for those who seek to perceive the Everest and its summit and are eager in getting to know the Sherpa way of life.

Offers in the Cho La Pass Trekking Journey

This Cho La Pass Trekking Journey includes the combination of the spectacular mountain views from Kalapathar, Chukhung, and Gokyo Ri and the undeniable charm of the Khumbu village, its monastery, and the civilization with the generosity of the Sherpas. Following the itinerary of the Cho La Pass trek, one can conduct adventures like Chukung Island Peak Climbing as well as the Lobuche Peak Climbing. Splendid valleys, mountain views, and hillside, eco-friendly and vivid forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron are the gems of the areas. The Cho-La Pass Gokyo Trip takes you all through the tranquil existence of Buddhist monasteries where you will get to learn more about the Buddhist culture in Cho La Pass Hike as well as lifestyle and beliefs. All your efforts and walks will be rewarded with the stunning view of the snowy majestic mountain peaks of the mighty Everest and the other incredible mountains like Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and many more located in the beautiful Everest Himalayan region. On our two nights stay at Namche Bazaar, while we acclimatize and explore, the hustling and bustling market town at Sherpa land and the cluster of houses set at the Periche of the region will bring us excitement and peace. Along the journey, you are likely to be gratified with the extraordinary ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier in Cho La Pass Trail, Nuptse, and the southwest face of Everest itself.

The Amazing Cho La Pass Trekking Route

The most mesmerizing way to look at the whole existence of the Khumbu region is to walk up to the amazing hilltop of Kalapatthar 5,550 m which gives an amazing perspective of extraordinary mountain ranges and valleys below. Likely, Hike to Everest Base Camp 5,364m, a little diversion from the path leading to Kalapatthar, is another way to acclimatize and enjoy being near great mountains like Everest itself while enjoying the view of extraordinary valleys and peaks like Ama Dablam. The hikes to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp are truly mesmerizing and adventurous in a surreal way. Journey in the Cho La Pass Trekking Route is a delightful way to experience the gracious existence of Gokyo Ri of Everest in Nepal which will serve you with the most extraordinary scenarios that include valleys, mountain vistas, rivers, and the total of an amazing landscape. We will have a lot of time to explore Gokyo as we will be acclimatizing to avoid the risk of altitude sickness. We will go for an overnight stay in Thangnak of Everest and from there head for a refreshing hike to Gokyo Ri of Khumbu situated in a remarkable elevation of 5,357 meters offering excellent views.

Best Cho La Pass Trekking Season

The best time for this trek is the Cho La Pass Trekking Season which includes the months of February to June and September to December. Each night you will be fitted in the locally owned eco-lodges. In addition to that, you will be introduced to the Sherpa tradition which indeed offers a remarkable experience. You can certainly travel in other seasons as well but somehow the experience might differ. It is very challenging to conduct the trek in Monsoon Season with slippery paths and unclear weather conditions. Likely to that, the winter season brings clear weather however it is too cold in the Himalayan region, and sleeping in the camps might get too difficult. So what are you waiting for? The wonders of Chola Pass Gokyo Lake Trekking are waiting for you to undertake this amazing journey.

Chola Pass Trek Difficulty Level

The maximum altitude is reached in the journey to Kalapatthar which is at 5,540 meters. However, there are many elevations that go beyond 5000m which we will be reaching for like Everest Base camp, Gorak Shep and Gokyo Ri. The trek takes us through some extreme elevations which can be challenging to those nomads who usually target elevations less than 5000 meters. Thus, it can be considered as a challenging trek, and the Chola Pass Trek Difficulty Level can be considered moderate in the trekking scene.

Why Choose Nepal Nomad for Chola Pass Trekking Venture

Nepal Nomad trekking wishes to meet your adventure expectations and continuously strives for it. We have been operating for more than a decade and have reliable licenses and experience in the field with a team of responsible, hardworking, and trustworthy guides, porters, mountaineers, and members inside the office with training in first-aid services, map reading, and evacuation. We have been carrying out all sorts of adventures whether they are small in package size like one-day tours or great trekking adventures like the Great Himalayan Trails trekking of one hundred and fifty days. Likewise, if you wish to have further clarification about the Cho la Pass Gokyo trek, you can reach out to us and ask freely without any hesitation. We are here to help you with the best traveling services including the delivery of tailor-made Cho La Pass Trek Departure Dates.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Kathmandu! You will be picked up by our company representative and will drop you at your hotel. On your schedule, a pre-trek meeting will be planned for the conversation of the trekking system and we co-ordinate any very late courses of action. You can get acclimated with your environmental factors by going for stroll down the road.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Our second day begins with breakfast and sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. Your guide will take you to the heritage sites of Kathmandu valley like Swayambhunath Stupa which has its own unique aura filled with a positive vibe and lively with the existence of monkeys and birds.

Similarly, the Pashupatinath temple which is another peaceful home for trees, birds, and monkeys, is a beautiful pilgrim destination for Hindus all around the world. Not only that, the Boudhanath Stupa sits in the heart of Kathmandu spreading the beauty of Buddhism and its ever-growing wisdom.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

After early morning breakfast, we take the early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Flight time is about 35 minutes. We start the trek by dropping towards the Dudh Kosi River, where we join the principal trail to Namche Bazaar, simply above Chauri Kharka at 2713m. The strolling is simple and in the wake of going through the little town of Ghat at 2550m, it's a short stroll to Phakding.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2652m

Starting our trek from Phakding, we traverse the waterway and follow the path where we will run over the Namche. The way keeps is close to the waterway valley which is encased by the awe-inspiring rhododendron and the blue pine woods which is terrific in the spring months when the blossoms are in spring. We show up in time for lunch at Monjo (2835m); here it is just a short walk we go through the night in Monjo.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Monjo
  • Altitude: 2835m

It is day 5 of the trip, the trek for today is rather roughshod and involves the absurd rising to the Namche Bazaar We start from Monjo on the way we come across the Dudh Koshi to Jorsale (2805 m). A short time later, we cross the suspension bridge over the waterway; we bit by bit pace to the Namche. As you look at mountain tops like Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Everest, and Taweche comes into just because we get some superb photograph. At Namche, we will have our lunch and spend our overnight.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3446m

We shall save today for acclimatization purposes and conduct various Hikes from Namche to get accustomed to the Himalayan surroundings. We will be enjoying a hike to the Village of Khumjung which is at 3,789 meters and also head for enjoying different perspectives of the region through the Everest View Hotel Hike. If time and energy permit, we shall move for the Syangboche hike as well and make the best use of our rest or acclimatization day at Namche.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3446m

We start the present trek on a simple path to Phunki Thanga. From here we rise towards Tengboche town which is home to the biggest religious community in the Everest district. The religious community exists inside the Sagarmatha National Park while giving the astounding scenario of Himalayas in Khumbu like Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and others. In the afternoon, we ascend up to Tangboche which is a beautiful village that is beautifully covered with trees, birds, and animals as well as the famous Tengboche monastery. There will be an overnight stay at Tengboche.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3860m,

We start the trek by strolling downhill and go through rich timberlands loaded up with birch, conifers, and rhododendron trees. We proceed with our trek with perspectives on Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and AmaDablam to stay with us. The pleasant path plunges down to Debuche, crosses the Imja River, and takes us to Pangboche. While strolling in the upper Pangboche trails, we get a progressively immaculate perspective on the Himalayas and Pangboche Monastery. We push forward towards the Imja Valley, Lobuche River, and at last move up to Dingboche. The town is a lovely breezy settlement neglected by Chortens and supplication banners. We will stay for the night in Dingboche.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4084m

We leave Dingboche as per our plan and reach out for the amazing Chukkhung village situated at an elevation of 4,780 meters which will take us merely about three hours to reach. It is comparatively a shorter walk in comparison to the other day. We will be following the ImjaKhola valley in order to reach our destination of Chukkhung. The journey can also be connected with the Island Peak Climbing since it can be joined from the village of Chhukung. If we have enough time as well as enthusiasm, we can definitely hike up to the Island Peak Base Camp from Chhukkung in the afternoon.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chhukhung
  • Altitude: 4780m

Today the trek is composed of comparatively longer hours than that of the other day. We will leave Chukkung in order to reach the beautiful town of Lobuche gracefully sitting at an elevation of 4,930 meters. We will be gaining the scenarios of the Rolwaling valley and the beautiful Ama Dablam along the way. But before we reach Lobuche, we shall meet Thula and Top of it which is profoundly known for being the memorial of famous climbers of mountaineers who died during their Everest Summiting Journey. Lobuche will be our destination for bed rest for the night.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4930m,


On this eleventh day of our wonderful trek, we will be facing some ups and downs as we chase the broad valley which runs parallel to the Khumbu glacier. We will be leaving for Gorak Shep after our amazing breakfast at Lobuche. We will be making our way through a series of short ascents and descents over rocky trails as we reach the moraines of the Changri Nup Glacier eventually leading us to Gorak Shep’s glacial sands. We will be enjoying our lunch here at Gorak Shep and later in the afternoon, we will be making our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region profoundly known as Kala Pathar. We will be camping at Gorak Shep for our overnight stay before we hike to Everest Base Camp the following day.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gorak Shep
  • Altitude: 5160


Reaching Everest Base camp is indeed a dream come true. However, one cannot ignore the fact about its challenges as well. One needs to strive quite harder than other days to reach the base Camp. But once we are there, everything will be worth it. Since one cannot stay at the Base Camp, we will be heading back to Gorak shep the same day.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Everest Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5357m

We head for Kalapathar very early in the morning as a very early start is required. The trail weaves way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier which can take several hours. We can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding viewpoints to snap pictures as we ascent to Kalapathar. We then scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we sit on the Kalapathar rocks, our eyes take in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We will return to Dzongla for the night including full board meals.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dzongla
  • Altitude: 4,830m

We shall start today’s trek very early in the morning so that we can minimize the challenge of strong wind that we can face on our way to Chola Pass and Thangnak. The start of the day’s trek is simple, however, we will be faced with a steep path as we further extend our steps. We shall be moving left to the Cho La Glacier which is high above while descending towards the beautiful debris which is covered in snow. Today will be perhaps the hardest day of our trekking. It can be a tough ascent reaching Cho La Pass at 5,368m, however, the journey is mesmerizing with the views of peaks like Baruntse and Ama Dablam from the top. We will be descending down from the west side of Cho La Pass followed by the path of boulders which can be a little challenging but equally amazing. We then reach the normal path which will then connect with Thangnak, a somewhat increasingly significant village with a little town where we bunk out for the late evening including full board dinners.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Thangnka
  • Altitude: 4,700m

Today, after having our early morning breakfast, our path takes us to the Ngozumpa glacier edge after a short stroll, which is the longest glacier in Nepal, and then we will be passing by some small glacial lakes. Today’s journey will be amazing with the astounding views of the Gokyo Valley. We get views of the second of the Gokyo lakes on the series of six lakes as we arrive at the other side of the Glacier. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we at long last give our worn-out bones a well-earned rest. We bunk out for the night at this flawless town of Gokyo including full board suppers.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gokyo
  • Altitude: 4,750m

Our sixteenth day of this trek is separated for exploring the amazing existence of Gokyo. Today we will be taking a rest at Gokyo village as we relish views of gorgeous sites of Gokyo village. With the support of favorable climatic conditions, we can climb Gokyo Ri and enjoy views of the glorious Everest Region. The Gokyo region not just provides you with the views of incredible peaks but also the stunning scenario of six emerald lakes. You can enjoy the sights of Thonak Tsho Lake which is the fourth Gokyo lake and also the Ngozuma Thso lake known for being the fifth Gokyo Lake. We can certainly enjoy the gorgeous views of the turquoise-colored water of the shining lake. Moreover, we can climb the slope and get stunning perspectives on Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Makalu. 

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gokyo
  • Altitude: 4,750m

We will be leaving Gokyo after having our breakfast and make our way to Dole after the exploration of the Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lakes. Today, we will be conducting the six to seven-hour Trek to Dole while enjoying the perspectives of mountains like Thamserku as well as Kangtega. Then we will be descending to a ridge from Khumbila, which is said to be the residence of the patron God of the Khumbu region. We shall make our way through rhododendron forest, kharkas, and different settlements as we make our path to Dole through the village of Machermo where we will be having lunch with the path being mostly downhill with various ups and downs. Then we slowly descend down to Dole where we will be spending our night.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dole
  • Altitude: 4,038m

On the eighteenth day, we shall be making our way through Phortse Tenga to reach Namche through a trek of five to six hours. We shall be rewarded with the magnificent views of mountains like Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Kantega, and Thamserku. From Phorste Tenga, we shall extend our steps to the beautiful village of Monglaat 3,980m. Then we will continue our descent until we reach Namche Bazaar where we will be staying for the night.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,440m,

This is the final day that requires our trekking endeavor. The day demands a walk of about seven hours to Lukla from Namche Bazar which is guided by the enormous Dudh Koshi River which leads us down to Lukla. Our overnight stay at Lukla shall be the perfect opportunity for us to have some refreshment in the form of a farewell party.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2,800m

Finally, on the twentieth day, we will be heading back to Kathmandu on a flight from Lukla which is mostly scheduled early morning to avoid the strong winds. It is a flight lasting for about forty-five minutes which includes various gorgeous scenarios. As we land down in Kathmandu, we will be transferred to our hotel. But please do consider the fact that sometimes the flight can be delayed or canceled in the mountain regions of this type due to unpredictable weather conditions and other reasons beyond our control. Our guests are expected to be patient.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast and 1 lunch with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

The twenty-first day is when we depart from our Cho La Pass Trekking Journey. It was indeed an exceptional journey having you as a company. Our team shall always keep you in our thoughts whenever we conduct such adventures.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

What's Included

  • 3 night's accommodations in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Everything on meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal l flights from Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for client and trek leader.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places for accommodations, trek leader and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations, and other allowances included in trekking arrangements.
  • Basic first aid, trek bag kit carried by your leader.
  • None of the single supplements is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport picks and departure drop.
  • Food (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport taxes, car, taxi or van, visa fees.
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Own expenditure(personal), .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become a responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except for 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, personal clothing, and equipment, travel insurance, optional trips. tipping in general for trek crew (driver, trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).
  • Charges sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience and Insurance required for Cho La Pass trekking

Cho la pass trekking takes you above 5000 meters of height which is quite challenging and thus, one requires some sort of walking experiences like hiking and any level of trekking. Similarly, good health and proper physical fitness will be very beneficial and give you an easy process of adventure. It’s a must to be medically insured including the insurance related to emergency evacuation and trip cancellations as per our booking terms and conditions.

Pre-Trip Meeting in Cho La Pass Trekking

A Pre-Trip meeting is kind of a mandatory activity that will be conducted in a favorable place that usually is our office in order to clarify and shed light upon various doubts as well as queries. There will be a session of introduction as well so that we can get to know our team better and be doubtless.

A typical day in Cho La Pass Trekking

There will be a Sherpa Knocking at your door in the early morning with a warm set of breakfast which will help you energize for the upcoming journey which can be challenging as per the nature of the day’s trek. We then pack our bags and head off for the day. We have our lunch in a suitable place in between our trekking action. Then in the afternoon, we reach our overnight resting spot. However, we won’t be walking for more than 8 or nine hours a day.

Accommodation and Meals in Cho La Pass Trekking

The lodging facility won’t be spread out in options rather it’s quite limited with shared bathroom facilities. A shower facility sometimes can be a tough chance to get. However, with mostly lodgings being family-run, it will be a delightful family environment with a very warm fireplace. Three-time meals will be taken care of which usually includes breakfast, lunch, and Dinner on a full board basis.

Altitude Sickness in Cho La Pass Trek Journey

Altitude Sickness is not a rare occurrence rather very common to new people in the high-altitude environment for which one needs to remain prepared. So we have to be very aware and practice acclimatization which has been kept under our itinerary plan. In case of an extreme condition like Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which then leads to becoming high-Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and then finally takes its highest form of sickness as High-altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE), one is taken in the lower altitude or even be rescued through emergency evacuation as per one’s insurance.

Responsible Travel and modes of Transport in Chola Pass Trekking

We shall perform the adventure of Cho La Pass Trekking with utmost responsibility by not hampering the natural as well as social environment of the trekking region in any way. Likewise, the modes of Transport in Cho La Pass Trekking Journey are Airplanes and Private Vehicles.

FAQs

The permits required for the adventure are Sagarmatha National Park Permit, the Local Government’s Permit, and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

Nepal Nomad shall use its training of evacuation as well as first-aid services if the need arises in the Cho La Pass Trekking Emergency Situation while keeping your safety as the first matter of concern than any other aspect in the journey.

Yes, with Nepal Nomad any trekking adventure shall be safe, even when you wish to conduct a solo trek of Chola Pass, no matter your gender identity.

Nepal Nomad shall try to provide you with the best of facilities among what is available, however, regarding toilet facilities, one cannot expect a high level of luxury in the Himalayan region since the facilities will be of basic level. Adding to that, alternative solutions need to be sought for, waste disposal in the Off-beaten routes of Chola Pass Trekking.

Yes, you can certainly discover the top-level Chola Pass Trekking Gears on rent for conducting the exciting adventure of Cho La Pass Trek, however, not all gears shall be available in the same way.

It shall depend upon the section of the Himalayas we are traveling in since nothing is certain in the higher Himalayan regions regarding the weather and communication aspects. We need to be adjustable and flexible as there won’t be proper facilities of even communication in all the areas of Khumbu.

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