In fact, Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek is the second pass of Nepal’s Three Passes in Everest. This pass is probably the most frequently crossed by trekkers in the Everest Region. Behinds to popular this pass it connects the two most popular valleys which are Everest Base Camp and GOKYO VALLEY.
|Maximum Altitude||5,545m (18,132 feet)|
|Start / End Point||Kathmandu/Kathmandu|
|Trip Duration||16 Days|
|Group Size||1 to 20|
|Best Time||Autumn and Fall|
|Difficulty Level||Challenging, Streunous|
|Nature of Trek||Teahouses/Lodge|
If you want to extend Everest Base Camp Trek, you can addon Cho La pass to see amazing Gokyo Valleys and continue trek to back Lukla.
Similarly, if you want to do Gokyo Lakes treks at first and at the same time you want to GO EVEREST BASE CAMP, at that situation you should do Chola Pass. After Chola Pass from Gokyo Side, you can go to Everest Base Camp Side. It’s often talked about in terms of its glacier crossing (which is also used to scare people out of attempting Cho La), but it’s not nearly as dramatic as people (who probably haven’t even been over Cho La) make it out to be.
Option 1: Everest Base Camp Trek with Cho La
Being Everest Base Camp Trek is most popular, you can combine this high pass with most popular EBC Trek. But keep in mind, from if EBC sides, it will be an anti-clock pass.
Option 2: Gokyo Valley Trek with Cho La
Upon exploring Gokyo Valley, you can go for a Himalayan pass which is known as Cho La. From the Gokyo side, it will be an anti-clockwise Chola pass.
Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo trek is suitable for those adventure lovers who want to emerge themselves into the challenging journey. Though it is a challenging journey, we made an itinerary where the required rest day for acclimatization is included. So don’t worry about the passes and difficulties of Chola Pass.
In summary, on this 18 journey trekkers can climb Gokyo Ri, Chukkung Ri, Gokyo Lakes, Ngumpa Glacier, Gokyo Valley, and Kalapathar from where one can experience the best views of 8000 thousand peaks such as Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu. More to say, you’ll see dozens of mountains during the Cho La Trek.
If you want to do Gokyo Lakes Trek and Everest Base Camp on a single trip, Cho la is like a bridge to join two sides.
Highlights of Trek
- Gokyo Lakes and Valleys
- Chola Pass – one of the highest pass(5420m) of the Everest region.
- Namche Bazaar
- Superb views of eight thousand plus peak and others several mountains Mount Everest
- Popular spots such as Gokyo Village, Gokyo Ri, and the Gokyo Lakes
- -A challenging hike to Gokyo RI, Chukkung Ri, and Kalapathar
- The Everest Base Camp (EBC)
- The thrilling views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, and many others.
- Sagarmatha National Park
16 Days GOKYO CHO LA PASS ITINERARY
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Lukla & Trek to Bengkar||2698m/8822ft||4-5 hr|
|Day 2||Bengkar to Namche Bazaar||3440m/11283ft||5-6 hr|
|Day 3||Acclimatization Day – Day Hike up to Everest View Hotel||3440m/11283ft||4-5 hr|
|Day 4||Trek to Khumjung Village||3789/12,431ft||3-4 hr|
|Day 5||Khumjung Village to DOLE||4040m/13,255ft||5-6 hr|
|Day 6||Dole to Machhermo||4150m/13,615ft||4-5 hr|
|Day 7||Trekking to Gokyo Lake||4750m/15584ft||5 hr|
|Day 7||Gokyo RI HIKE and back to Gokyo||5360m/17585ft||5 hr|
|Day 8||Gokyo to Thagnak||4661m/15292ft||5 hr|
|Day 9||Trek to Dzongla||4830m/15846ft||5-6 hr|
|Day 10||Dzongla to Lobuche||4930m/16,175ft||4-5 hr|
|Day 11||Trek to Everest Base Camp||5380m/17651ft||6-7 hr|
|Day 12||Hike to Kala Pattar(5545m/18192ft), trek back to Pheriche||4243m/13921ft||9 hr|
|Day 13||Tengboche Monastery||3867m /12687ft||6 hr|
|Day 14||Descend to Namche Bazaar||3440m/11283ft||7-8 hr|
|Day 15||Lukla||2886m/9489ft||7-8 hr|
|Day 16||Fly to Kathmandu||1400/4600ft||35 minutes|
Cost(What includes and what excludes)
Cost for the 16 days of GOKYO CHO LA PASS Trekking is USD 1425 per person on double occupancy basis. For the Group trek to Cho La, we’ve a special discount scheme.
- Both Airport pick up and drop off from and to Hotel
- 2 Nights Kathmandu hotel accommodation inclusive bed and breakfast.
- 1 night in a 3-star hotel in Pokhara, breakfast
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Airfare with Taxes including GUIDE
- Sagarmatha National Park permits.
- TIMS Permit
- Teahouse accommodation in the mountains
- Meals on full board trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee)
- Licensed holder experienced Local Trek guide.
- 2 guest 1 porter
- All expenses of Trekking staff
- First Aid Kit
- Duffel bag for trekking
- All government and local taxes
- Office service charge
It is a more difficult pass than Renjola and Kongma La because this pass lies at a higher altitude than others.
March to May and September to Mid December is the best time to do Cho La.
It is a 16 days long trek.
Package Name:Gokyo Cho La Pass
Price US$ 1678
USD 1595 P.P
|No. of people||Price Per Person|
|4 - 6||USD 1555|
|7 - 9||USD 1545|
|10 +||USD 1300|
- Best price guaranteed
- Have a big group? We can help.
- We can customize your trip as per your request
- Low on budget? We can help.