Overview of Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek is the second pass of Everest Three Passes. This pass is probably the most frequently crossed by trekkers in the Everest Region. Behind it’s popularity, this pass connects the two most popular valleys and they are Everest Base Camp Section and GOKYO VALLEY.

Maximum Altitude5,545meter (18,132 feet)
Start / End PointKathmandu
Trip Duration14 Days
Group Size2 to 10 person for GROUP JOIN, any size for PRIVATE TRIP
Best TimeAutumn and Fall
Difficulty LevelChallenging, Strenuous
Nature of TrekTeahouses/Lodge
Gokyo Cho La Pass Cost

Cost of GOKYO CHO LA PASS TREK by GROUP SIZE

According to our plan for Trekking to Gokyo Cho  La Pass Trek with Everest Base Camp Trek, it cost USD 1298 per person ( based on 2 participants, double occupancy basis ). The daily cost of trekking to Gokyo Lake Cho La varies depending on the package price offered by the agency, the group size, and the trek duration. For instance, if you opt for a 14-day trek with us, it will be the daily expenditure of approximately 93 USD per person per day, assuming double occupancy.

Since our package includes most of the things necessary things regarding trekking, we can say it is an all-inclusive package. And our PACKAGE PRICE is very reasonable for 14 days EBC with Gokyo Renjo La.  Hence, we can say that we’re offering Gokyo Cho La Pass Guided Trek PACKAGE at the BEST PRICE.

Package Price for GOKYO CHO LA PASS TREKKING ( Group Rates )

No. of TouristPrice Per Person
1 person ( Solo Trekker )USD 1690
2 personUSD 1298
3 personUSD 1296
4 personUSD 1260
5 personUSD 1246
6 personUSD 1195
7 personUSD 1180
8 personUSD 1140
9 personUSD 1135
10 personUSD 1125
Group of 11 to 19 personUSD 1110
Group of 20 to 29 personUSD 1098
Group of 30 and moreUSD 1085

Here is the list of Inclusion and Exclusion

Gokyo Cho La Pass with Everest Base Camp Trekking

In Everest Region, Gokyo Cho La Pass with Everest Base Camp is the most adventurous and worthwhile trekking. This trip combines the 2 most well-known trails, Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek including Cho La Pass. Moreover, during the journey, you will get a chance to see Gokyo Ri, Kalap Pattar, Namche Bazaar, Gorak Shep, Tengboche, and Everest Base Camp.

Nonetheless, upon visiting Everest Base Camp, this trip goes to Gokyo Lakes Side via Cho La Pass. In terms of walking hours, mostly 5 to 6 hours walk. Having said that, some of the day on our plan requires to walk 8 – 9 hours.

On the way to Cho La, you will not only get to chance to see mountains but also waterfalls, Chortens, prayer flags, rhododendrons, and Pine Forest.

How to cross Cho La Pass?

To cross Cho La, we should stay overnight at Thagnak. Upon staying at Thagna, we should be ready to start the hike around 4-5 am. Upon leaving Thagnak, we will reach Cho La (5330m).

Why you Love EBC Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek – Review of Trail

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake Via Cho La will be perfect for those tourists who want to make the best adventure trip in Nepal with challenges. As it combines most of the beautiful places(viewpoints ) of the Everest Region, you should visit this trail to store the beauty of nature in your eye.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp Links to Gokyo Cho La Pass begins and Ends in Lukla(gateway of Everest). On our 14 days In the itinerary, we use 1 day for acclimatization at Namche BazaarBazaar.

It is that type of trail that links the 2 most demanded treks in a single trip. Everest, They are Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley. To combine this trail, there are mountains in Khumbu Everest. That pass is known as Cho La Pass. The elevation of Cho La is 5330m from sea level.

Highlights of Trip

  • Gokyo Lakes and Valleys
  • Chola Pass is one of the highest passes (5420m) in the Everest region.
  • Namche Bazaar
  • Superb views of eight thousand plus peaks and many more mountains 
  • Popular spots such as Gokyo Village, Gokyo Ri, and the Gokyo Lakes
  • A challenging hike to Gokyo RI, Chukkung Ri, and Kalapathar
  • Everest Base Camp (EBC)
  • The thrilling views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, and many others.
  • Sagarmatha National Park

If you want to extend Everest Base Camp Trek, you can add on Cho La pass to see the amazing Gokyo Valleys and continue the 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 – Cho La – Gokyo Lakes

Being Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular, you can combine this high pass with the most popular EBC Trek. But keep in mind, if EBC sides, it will be an anti-clock pass.

Option 2: Gokyo Valley Trek – Cho La – Everest Base Camp

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 a 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 14 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.

What includes and what excludes from Package?

The followings are the list of inclusion and Exclusion on our package.

Inclusion

  • Airport Pick Up and Drop off on Arrival and Departure
  • Flight Tickets ( Kathmandu/Ramechhap – Lukla – Kathmandu/Ramechhap) including Guide’s Flight
  • Airport Transfer from Your Hotel to Domestic Airport & Domestic Airport to Your Hotel ( 2 Times )
  • All required Trekking Permits
  • Twin Sharing Teahouse accommodation during the trekking
  • Meals on full board trek ( Main Course: 14 X Breakfast, 13 X Lunch, and 13 X Dinner )
  • An Experienced Government Licensed holder Trekking Guide
  • Strong Porter ( 2 Guest = 1 Porter, Carries maximum 20kg to 23kg )
  • All expenses of Guide and Porters Including their Insurance, Transportation, and Foods
  • First Aid Kit with an Oximeter
  • All government and local taxes
  • Official service charge

Cost Exclusion

  • Nepal Visa Fee 
  • Meals and Accommodation during staying in Kathmandu
  • All types of Drinks and Desserts food and Every Personal Nature Expense including Hot Shower
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional Costs incurred due to causes beyond our control such as bad weather/flight cancellation, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • Tip for Guide and Porters ( Expected ) 
  • All other things which are not mentioned in INCLUDED

FAQs

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 14-day long trek.

What types of accommodation and meals are available?

Teahouses/Lodges.

Reviews

Great views, unforgettable experience

February 5, 2021

We did the Gokyo Cho La Pass trek in December 2019 (winter time) and it was very cold, especially in the morning and night.

However, we saw one of the best views from Gokyo Ri. Our trip was organized by Base Camp Hike. And everything was perfect. Thanks, Jayaram for proving us with one of the best guides (Bishnu).

Next time, we’ll back to Nepal for Annapurna Circuit Trekking and used the same company and guide.

Fared Georgis

Wonderful Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking

February 5, 2021

We did trekking to Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking with Guide Som from Company Base Camp Hike. It was a wonderful trip where we saw amazing lakes with crystal-clear water. We climbed Gokyo Ri early in the morning and enjoyed with sunrise and views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and other snow-capped mountains.

Sally Mae

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