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.

Trip Overview

Maximum Altitude5,545m (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


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.


Cost Excludes


How difficult is the Gokyo Cho La Pass?

It is a more difficult pass than Renjola and Kongma La because this pass lies at a higher altitude than others.

When is the best time to do Renjo La?

March to May and September to Mid December is the best time to do Cho La.

How long is Cho La Trekking?

It is a 16 days long trek.

What types of accommodation and meals are available?


Package Name:Gokyo Cho La Pass

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