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, 5,420m is a once in a life time opportunity to feel what it is like to walk on the foothills of Mt.Everest, 8848m which is the highest peak in the world. 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. The Cho La Pass Gokyo hike grants you with the benefit of the Gokyo peak summit 5848 m and procures an astounding mountain views like Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyo and Mt. Makalu.

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

Why should one choose the Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek?

The 20 days Cho La Pass Gokyo trek carries us to the amazing Cho La pass, 5,420m following the route through Everest Base camp and Kalapathar. You will certainly be filled with 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 of the entire planet. Previously known to be Everest Circuit Trekking is for those who seek to perceive the Everest and its summit and are eager in getting to know the Sherpa way of life. This hiking 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. Splendid valleys, mountain views and hillside, eco-friendly and vivid forests of pine, oak and rhododendron are the gems of the areas. The hiking begins from moderate to strenuous trekking starting from 2,805m to 4,940m with one pass crossing of 5,422m and then the day hikes up to 5550m. You are assured to stay comfortable at the lodges run by the Sherpa families. The best time for this trek is the Cho La Pass Gokyo trek season which includes is March to June which meets the expeditions of the camp and September to December. Each night you will be fitted in the locally owned eco lodges. In addition to that, you will be introduced with the Sherpa tradition which indeed offers a remarkable experience.

The cho La Pass Gokyo trekking takes you all through the tranquil existence of Buddhist monasteries where you will get to learn more about the Buddhist culture, their lifestyle and beliefs. All your efforts and walks will be rewarded with the stunning view of 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. Along the journey, you are likely to be gratified with the extraordinary ice sculptures of the Khumbu Glacier, Nuptse and the south-west face of Everest itself.

So what are you waiting for? The wonders of Chola pass Gokyo trekking are waiting for you to undertake this amazing journey.

Nepal Nomad trekking wishes to meet your adventure expectations and continuously strives for it. So if you wish to have further clarification about the Cho la Pass Gokyo trek, contact us. We are here to help you with the best travelling services including the delivery of tailor made Cho La Pass Gokyo Lake itinerary.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Kathmandu! You will be picked up by our company representative and will drop you to 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 the heritage sites of Kathmandu valley and they are; Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu durbar square. We stay overnight in Kathmandu.

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

After an 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 principle trail to Namche Bazaar, simply above Chaurikharka 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 the 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

The day’s walk is very short which will be extended towards the beautiful Khumjung Village from the town of Namche Bazaar where we finish our breakfast. We will be trying to reach an elevation of 3,789 meters. We will stay overnight in the amazing village of Khumjung.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Khumjung
  • Altitude: 3,789m

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 is situated inside the Sagarmatha National Park and gives all encompassing perspectives on the most noteworthy mountains on earth including Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse and Lhotse. In the afternoon ascend up to Tangboche which is a model village surrounded by exotic trees, birds, and animals including famous Tangboche monastery. 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 Ama Dablam to stay with us. The pleasant path plunges down to Debuche, crosses the Imja River and takes us to Pangboche. While strolling 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. Night stay 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 Imja Khola valley in order to reach our destination of Chukkhung.

  • 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 sitiing 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. 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 to the 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: 5160m

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 to 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, 5,550m

After early morning breakfast we willbe ready for our next destination, where we will be welcomed by the entrancing sight of Cholatse approaching over. Today will be perhaps the hardest days of our trekking. The walk starts as we transverse through a prod broadening westbound from Dzongla. In about 60 minutes, we arrive at the highest point of Cho La Pass. We reach 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, 5,368m

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. We get views of the second of the Gokyo lakes on the series of six lakes as we arrive to 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 Ri
  • Altitude: 4,750m

Our sixteenth day of this trek is seperated for exploring the amazing existence of Gokyo. Today we will be taking rest at Gokyo village as we relish views of gorgeous sites of Gokyo village. With the support of favourable 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 alsso the stunning scenario of six emerald lakes. You can also see Thonak Tsho Lake (forth lake) and Ngozuma Thso lake (fifth lake). We can enjoy the views of the turquoise-colored water of the 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. Cho-Oyu base camp is arranged past the fifth lake, from where we can draw nearer perspectives on Mt. Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang. Cho-Oyu base camp and the greatest icy mass of the world - the Ngazumpa Glacier is one of the views we can get from the northern piece of the fifth lake. In the event that conceivable we may even go to the 6th lake as well. We at that point come back to Gokyo town and spend medium-term at our cabin with all dinners included.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gokyo Ri
  • Altitude: 5,360m

We will be leaving Gokyo after having our breakfast and make our way through the trail that climbs to a large Chorten on top of a ridge. 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. Then path again descends towards the Dudh Kosi where we will be stopping for lunch near the bridge which will be leading us to the village of Phortse. We will be then making our way through Phortse Tenga from where the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest. We will be spending our night at Dole.

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

From Dole, we will continue our trek by following the river. As soon as we cross the river, we will be climbing back up through birch and rhododendron forest leading to the famous monastery at Thyangboche.From here we will be rewarded with the magnifient views of Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku. Then, we will be descending to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga from Thyangboche, where there are water driven prayer wheels. Finally we will be making our way back to the shining lights of hustling Namche for a great hot water bath.

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

This will be our final trek which is guided by the Dudh Koshi River leading us back down to Lukla. This final evening in the mountains would be the perfect opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where we can sample some ‘Chhang’ (local mountain beer - a favorite drink on the mountains brewed from fermented rice), we do a jig to some Sherpa dancing, enjoy a special meal and reflect back on a memorable trekking experience before we crash out for the night includes all meals.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2,800m

Finally on the twentieth day, we will be heading back to Kathmandu on 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 at 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 with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

It will be your final day at Kathmandu and you will be heading back home. Our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. We pray for your Safe journey. We hope to see you again soon.

  • 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 supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport Pick 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 responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except 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 Required:

An individual needs to be in good and proper health conditions including the fine amount of physical fitness. It is better for one to be experienced in long walks and hikes in order to tackle the challenges brought by Cho La Pass Trek.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

A Pre-Trip meeting is kind of a mandatory activity which will be conducted in a favorable place which usually turns out to be 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 accompanies better and be doubtless.

Equipment Check List:

Equipment is the best friend of a traveler. So, one must be well aware and well known about the required equipment. Without letting the weight go beyond 20 kg, it is better to keep the following equipment in consideration;

Head:-

For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

Accessories:-

Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

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 in a day.

Accommodation:

Lodging facility won’t be spread out in options rather it’s quite limited with shared bathroom facilities. Shower facility sometimes can be tough chance to get. However, with mostly lodgings being family run, it will be a delightful family environment with a very warm fire place.

Insurance:

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.

Altitude Sickness:

Altitude Sickness is not a rare occurrence rather very common to new people to 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 extreme condition, one is taken in the lower altitude or even be rescued through emergency evacuation as per one’s insurance.

Meals:

Three time meals will be taken care of which usually includes the breakfast, the lunch and the Dinner on a full board basis.

FAQs

Cho la Pass Trekking is regarded as one of the challenging treks in the Everest region however, it can be attained by any enthusiastic individual who seeks keen interest in travelling and trekking and is ever ready to pour their dedication on the trekking process. Similarly, the walks won’t last for more than eight hours a day which means 8 hour is the maximum time limit for a day’s trek and normally 5-6 hours of walk is carried out in each day with challenges in accordance to the route and weather.

Of course! Your shoes are what lead you all throughout the route and walking with the support of good shoes will provide you the best trekking experience.

What’s more? Remember quality socks. Glad feet equivalent an upbeat trekker, so search out an open air and gear store that will assist you in getting admirably fitted, reasonable, tough and agreeable shoes that will last until the end over the long haul.

We don't have an itemized preparing program as it is hard to prescribe a general program that applies to everybody. The preparation you ought to do as per your plan for the Cho la Pass Trekking relies upon your present degree of wellness and any physical ailments.

Every person is prone to altitude sickness in a way or another, while the only difference can be the physical fitness and immunity in accordance to different individuals. Through our several experiences, we've discovered that including carefully coordinated acclimatization days into the trek, has helped trekker’s adjust with climate and heights pretty easily in comparison to those treks done in the absence of acclimatization days.

However, the common Symptoms of altitude sickness are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Medical Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

In the case of an emergency, there are bounded medical facilities on the course, yet our aides convey a full medicinal pack and are prepared broadly on the best way to utilize it. We likewise convey compact elevation chambers, which are helpful in the event that somebody is experiencing AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) yet can't be emptied because of terrible climate. The wellbeing of our voyagers and team is our main need. On the off chance that a kindred trekker in your gathering needs to plunge, at that point an associate guide would go with them. We have bunches of care staff on the trek, so the individual sliding would be very much cared for, and won't affect on the remainder of the gathering's experience. In a extreme health cases, helicopter evacuation is managed.

A few housing have charging stations accessible for little electronic gadgets, for example, mobile phones, cameras and battery packs, however will frequently come at an extra expense.

The best time for Cho la Pass  trekking is autumn (September to November) and spring (March to June). As these seasons are the time where we will get amazing views and the temperatures will also get hotter which will be good for Cho la Pass Trekking. But winter and monsoon trekking can also be done with extra preparations

No, you do not get to stay at Cho la Pass for overnight as it doesn’t have proper facilities and thus, has not been permitted. Rather, you remain at Thangnka where you stroll into base camp for a day trip.

Yes, you can safely leave your any excess gears in your Kathmandu accommodation.

Dress Simple. For the individuals who wish to wear shorts, ensure the shorts spread your knees. For those that are agreeable in stockings, have a long top over them. Keep in mind; we are visitors going through these towns. Neighborhood individuals may feel humiliated, for them and for you, in the event that you dress inappropriately.

There are various stores where you can trade cash directly down the road in Thamel. You can exchange Nepalese rupees from five to one thousand. There are likewise ATMs accessible for use in fundamental urban areas including Kathmandu, Pokhara and Namche; be that as it may, ATM expenses are pertinent, which might be in extra to what your card or bank supplier may charge.
 

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