Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Trek

Cho la Pass Everest Trek – 16 Days

Trip Duration
16 Days
Trip Grade
Challenging
Max. Altitude
5555
Transportation
Flight
Destination
Everest Region Trekking
Meals
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Tea House
Season
Sep/Dec and Mar/May

Trip overview

Cho La Pass Everest – 16 Days

The 16 Days Cho La Pass Everest trek including Everest Base Camp and Gokyo lakes is an adventure and mountain wilderness activity. It is the exclusive blend of nature and culture (mountains & Sherpa).

During the 5420 m. Cho La pass Everest Gokyo trek Via Everest Base Camp, you will see a close-up view of Mount Everest from its base camp. You will cross the most challenging Cho La pass and reach Gokyo Lake. Cho La Pas via Everest base camp trekking also starts from Lukla. Trekkers traverse through villages like Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Lobuche & Gorakshep. Moreover, the highlight is the sunrise from Kalapatthar in the background of Mount Everest. Chola Pass Gokyo Trekking offers an unbelievable attraction of big mountains such as Everest (8848m.), Shishapangma (8035m.), Chooyu (8201m.), Lhotse (8516m.), Amadablam (6812m.), Nuptse (7855m.), Island (6189m.), Mera (6476m.), Gosainthan (8013m.) and Makalu (8463m.).

5420m. Cho La Pass Everest Trek Via Everest Base Camp to Gokyo Lakes.

Trekking routes of Everest base camp, Cho la Pass go through the green lush forests. Century-old Gompa, monasteries, and Mani walls are spread all over the route, making you sacred from your heart. After Trekking to Everest base camp, you will reach Gokyo Lake by crossing the challenging Cho la pass. Gokyo Lake is one of the popular trekking destinations of the Khumbu region. Tranquil Gokyo Lake is situated in the Gokyo Valley and beside the attractive beauty of Gokyo Lake; Gokyo Valley is also famous for glaciers, superb mountain views, and unique culture and festivals. From Gokyo Lake, you will return to Lukla via Dole, Khumjung, and Phakding.

Moreover, Himalaya View Treks offers adventurous and romantic EBC – Cho La Pass Everest Trekking – Including Gokyo Lake in Nepal. HVT designed Cho La Pass Everest Trek – Gokyo Lake itinerary via Everest base camp by including the general route and minimum required days. If you want a long trek in other popular areas of the Everest region we will redesign its itinerary. During EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trekking, relish the outstanding combination of mountains, villages, and nature using the best services of HVT. Trekking to Everest provides experienced Trekking guides, good accommodations and food, well-trained cooks, and luxury camps during their camping stay. If you are already in Kathmandu or Pokhara and need a Guide/porter or tour/trekking packages then you can visit our office Himalaya view treks or chat via WhatsApp at +9779841146306

Short Itinerary

Cho La Pass Everest Trek - 16 days Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla early in the morning (2827 m 35 minutes flight) and then trek to Phakding (2/3 hours walking) Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 02: Trekking to Namche Bazaar (3443 m 5/6 hours walking) and overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization.

Day 04: Trekking to Tengboche (3820 m 5/6 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trekking to Dingboche (4230 m 4/5 hours walking) Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization.

Day 07: Trekking to Lobuche (4900 m 4/5 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Visit Everest Base Camp (5450 m 6 hours walking) early in the morning and then trek back to Gorakshep then stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 09: Visit Kalapattar (5545 m Early in the morning for the best Everest view) and then trek back to Zhong la(5 hours walking then stay Overnight at the lodge.

Day 10: Trekking to Thangnak ( 4700m, ) via Chola pass, ( 5320m, ) 6 hours walking) stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 11: Trekking to Gokyo ( 4760 m. ) 3 hours walking stay overnight at Lodge

Day 12: Early morning visit to Gokyo peak( 5450 m) and trek back to Dole (5/6 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Trekking back to Khumjung (4/5 hours walking) stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 14: Trek back to Phakding (4/5 hours walking) and stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 15: Trek back to Lukla (3/4 hours walking) and stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu by flight (35 minutes )

Included

  • Airport pickup and drop as per client’s arrival and departure date
  • Hotel- domestic airport- hotel by car/ van, depend on group sizes
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu) tickets including airport taxes
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during your Cho La Pass trek
  • 15 nights Hotel Accommodation during GokyoCho La Pass Trek
  • Government licensed holder, fluent English Speaking, Familiar HVT guide
  • One assistant guide if Group sizes is more than 10 trekkers)
  • Strong local Porters for Carry trekker’s luggage One porter every 2 trekkers
  • Guide and porter wages including their meals, accommodation, and Salary
  • Staff insurance including medication coverage
  • Guide and Assistance both ways Lukla flight Ticket
  • Equipment for the Company staff
  • Water purification drop or tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality permits fees
  • Seasonal fresh fruits every day during your Cho la pass trek
  • Oximeter to measure Pulse and oxygen level
  • Company T-shirt as a Souvenirs, and duffle bag if needed
  • Local government, taxes, including official Service Charge
  • Trip completion Certificate

Not Included

  • • Hotel accommodation and meals In Kathmandu
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery charge fee during the Everest Base camp chola pass Trek)
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear
  • Personal travel insurance including evacuation coverage (compulsory) up to 6000m)
  • Additional costs if delays flights and outside the itinerary
  • All the costs and expenses which are not mentioned in includes list
  • Tips for guide and porters. in end of the treks

Useful Info

Everest Chola Pass Trek Key Highlights:

Complete five fabulous peaks all over 5,000 meters: the Cho La Pass and the summits of Gokyo Ri and Kalapathar

  • Trek in the more virgin valleys of the Khumbu while approaching the Cho La and Gokyo.
  • View Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and Cholatse, the Himalayan giants, in their astonishing glory. the high passes are all about guts & glory.
  • It’s a great opportunity to ascend Gokyo Ri and relish grandstand views of Gokyo lake, Gokyo valley, and surrounding mountains.

General Information vital to this trek:

Best Season for Chola Pass Everest Trek:

Doing this trek/climb at the right time is very important to the success of a trip of this kind. Spring (March-May) and autumn (October-November) are really the best seasons to do this trek. The monsoon season (June - early September) has less predictable weather, but some trekkers still choose this time as it aligns better with their vacation schedule. Winter season (December - February) gets pretty cold, and snow may block the passes, but often offers clear skies. Nonetheless, we suggest our guests make bookings for this venture in the spring or autumn, especially in the autumn of September/October. The weather is at its best for this high-altitude trip. The views are crystal clear with sparkling blue skies & the finest weather you could ever imagine.

Difficulty on this odyssey

The Everest Base Camp Chola Pass trek is rated “Challenging”. It is a very arduous adventure given its high pass crossings. This venture is more challenging than its sibling treks Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes, but not as much challenging as trekking peaks such as Island Peak and Mera Peak. Nevertheless, doing this trip requires really good physical fitness & previous experience trekking above 4500m.

Accommodation & Meals

The Everest Region has admirable infrastructure for trekkers. The teahouses (lodges) are of relatively high quality and they serve good meals, especially in Namche Bazar which you’ll pass on the way up and down.

Will I need travel insurance?

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal.

We advise all our clients to get travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverage before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your skin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you well for the activities involved.

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FAQs

  • How difficult is the Cho La Pass trek?

    The Cho La Pass Trek is also known as the Gokyo lake, Cho La Pass Trek or Gokyori via Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek or High Land of Everest Valley Trek. It is one of the hardest trips that Himalaya View Treks provides to its bold & brave trekkers and adventure-seekers. The journey is known to be a complete circle of high alpine country within the Everest Valley following the treacherous of Cho La, before Gokyo Lake visit. The taxing trip is indeed a long walk in remote land, high up in the mountains in the middle of nowhere. For this adventurous trek, you must be very fit and highly experienced in the Himalayas.

  • When is the best time to do the Cho La Pass trek?

    Cho La Pass as well any high passes Trek is best done in pre-monsoon season i.e. from March to May and post-monsoon season i.e. from late September to December. It is also possible to do this trek in February and early September but the trek is best preferred in early autumn. September/October would be ideal & wonderful.

  • Is my trip departure guaranteed?

    Absolutely yes! Under normal circumstances, our booked trips are guaranteed to run. You will still be doing your trek even if other trekkers cancel their trip. This is the reason why Himalaya View Treks is small but highly dependable; we’re somewhat different from other agencies, who usually cancel their whole trip a month or even a week before the trip date. We are a tailor-made outfit and the number of participants does not stop our operation. If your trip has been canceled by your operator and you are on a last-minute stress mode, remember to find us to sort out your trip decisions. Please feel free to book your stress-free holidays with us. Unless there is a situation which is beyond our control i.e. a political riot, natural disasters, pandemics, epidemics or weather catastrophes affecting one & all, our trips are 100% guaranteed to run.

  • If I cancel my trip, will I get a refund?

    Himalaya View Treks offers a lifetime deposit policy which allows you the flexibility to transfer your deposit to anyone or any other trip. If you wish to cancel your booked trips, certain cancelation charges apply. Please visit our booking terms and conditions for detailed information.

  • Who are my guides, are they experienced enough for such a trip?

    You will be guided by our experienced trek leaders who have been to the base camp and back multiple times for years. All our guides are locals who communicate very well in English and possess deep knowledge of the mountains, people, culture, health, hygiene, and most importantly, your safety. They give more priority to your life than their own. Our guides simply enjoy what they do; it’s their only means of survival.

  • Where will I sleep at nights for a high altitude trek like this?

    After a long day’s hike, a relaxing night of comfortable sleep is very much vital for the next day’s walk. Taking your comfort into account, we make sure to book the best lodge with two beds in each room and western toilet facilities wherever available. Normally, the beds are clean and comfortable with an electric blanket (upon availability) and attached bathrooms for most nights. The room’s temperature is usually maintained at 10-12°C / 50-54°F. We’ve learnt a long time ago on our ceaseless trips to the mountains that a comfortable night is so important to you enjoying the next day.

  • How many days Cho La Pass trek require including Everest Base camp?

    Normally 16 days, Cho La Pass trek require including Gokyo valley trek via Everest base Camp.

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Trips Reviews

Nicholas M
Nicholas M
2024-04-13
Wonderful Company for Families We just completed 13 days in Nepal, 8 of which was spent trekking to Annapurna Base Camp with our 10 and 13 year old daughters. We had a wonderful experience, from the instant communication with owner Simbir to all of my emails, to the trek itself with our guide and porters Dal Bahadur Gurung, Anil Gurung, and Manoj. The crew was fantastic, with not only helping us carry our gear but also making us comfortable once we reached our nightly tea house. Can the trip be done cheaper, apparently so if you are willing to go through the work to secure permits, carry your own gear and are prepared to be turned away at full tea houses. However, if you’re new to trekking, or like us and want to do it with children who aren’t yet ready to carry heavy packs, I highly recommend Himalaya View Treks.
Andrias_Suganda
Andrias_Suganda
2024-04-13
Trek the EBC with Peace and Certainty! Himalaya View Treks simply shows the high mileage and professionalism for trekking and all related activities in Nepal. They will help and assist you before-during-after the activities to make sure you’re fully aware as well as safe and sound back to your homeland. For me personally, I did an EBC trek in April 2024 and it would be challenging without experienced guide and all support system provided by this company. Well done!
Ellioteaglesham
Ellioteaglesham
2024-04-13
Amazing experience for EBC trek🏔️ would absolutely recommend this company to do your trekking with in Nepal. From the moment we messaged simbir, he was so helpful with any questions/worries we had. Everything was so smooth from the moment we landed in Kathmandu. Our guide Ram was amazing on our trek to EBC, always making sure we were happy. Will definitely use again when we return to Nepal, thank you for everything guys✨✨
David Schrader
David Schrader
2024-04-10
Amazing Experience! My partner and I went on the 12 day EBC tour, and our experience was amazing! We chose Himalaya View Treks because they hire local guides and porters. It was tough dealing with the altitude and the long days, but our guide Prayash and porter Ram made sure we were taken care of at all steps along the way, from taking care of our accommodation and meals to taking care of our health and comfort. They also helped us to sort our flights to and from Lukla which is a headache in the best of circumstances. We are very grateful to Himalaya View Treks for our experience!
Edoardo L
Edoardo L
2024-03-23
Would 100% recommend We had a fantastic time on the 8-day Annapurna Circuit trek with Himalaya View Treks. The tour covered the most scenic and interesting parts of the circuit given the limited time we had, and the views were just unforgettable. Sofi, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable, and allowed us to adapt the pace (and any side treks) based on our abilities and interests. He also turned out to be a pretty good chess player. Our porter was also phenomenal: we couldn’t have made it up to Thorong La without either of them. The whole trip was very well organised and everything ran smoothly.
Tatum R
Tatum R
2024-03-23
Wonderful Annapurna Circuit Trek! My husband and I did a shortened 7 day Annapurna Circuit starting in Kathmandu and finishing in Pokhara with Himalaya View Treks and we were very pleased with how it went. The tour was a reasonable price and everything ran like clockwork from the moment we were picked up from Kathmandu airport by our guide Suraj. Suraj sorted out all of our needs and made sure we were comfortable - he explained upcoming options for routes/accomm, he sorted our rooms (always aiming to get us ones with good views and private toilet where possible) and put our food orders in at the tea houses. Suraj was very calm and collected and we felt we were in good hands the whole way! We also loved the trek itself and the views were spectacular! We definitely recommend!
yuliu x
yuliu x
2024-03-11
Great EBC + Gokyo Valley trek My EBC + Gokyo Valley trek in Feb-March 2024 (17 days) was amazing, thanks to Bisha, our guide. His deep knowledge of the area and mastery of the routes made the journey smooth and safe. Bisha's insights into the culture and nature of the region added a fascinating touch to the experience. He shared interesting details about the surroundings and provided historical context, making the trek even more enjoyable. When my friend needed a helicopter unexpectedly, Bisha connected his company, they swiftly arranged it, In conclusion, I highly recommend Himalaya View Treks & Bisha as a guide for the EBC + Gokyo Valley trek.
Dan H
Dan H
2024-02-20
5 Star EBC Trek You are well taken care of right from landing in Nepal to departing. The route is well thought out and the experience is great. Our guide Ram and our porter Gurung were both phenomenal and really made the trip. Would highly reccomend for anyone interested in accomplishing EBC!
sifat r
sifat r
2024-02-15
EBC trek during monsoon For a clumsy solo trekker like me, Sofiji, my guide, was perfect. A mighty, smiling, cute and hearty young fellow, who was very worried seeing me suffering from high altitude sickness and telling me, 'please don't die!' 😁😁 Trekkers usually don't choose monsoon for EBC trek but I am glad that I chose monsoon for going there. Though completing the trek in 9 days was exhausting and tiresome, I will cherish my memories of those 9 days as long as I live.
Jenny P
Jenny P
2024-02-14
Wonderful trek in the ABC We had wonderful experiences trekking in the ABC! Many thanks to our warm-hearted guide Sofi Tamang and porter Anil Gurung, who kindly lent us their crampons!

Hayley
Hayley
2024-04-10
would absolutely recommend this company to do your trekking with in Nepal. From the moment we messaged simbir, he was so helpful with any questions/worries we had. Everything was so smooth from the moment we landed in Kathmandu. Our guide Ram was amazing on our trek to EBC, always making sure we were happy. Will definitely use again when we return to Nepal, thank you for everything guys✨✨
Shermel
Shermel
2024-03-18
Embarked on a 9 days EBC trek with Sofi and Jivan, our guide and porter. They were both very reliable during the course of the trek and kept the atmosphere lively even when we were high up in the mountains. Highly recommended!
Olga Poltavskaya
Olga Poltavskaya
2024-01-05
We used the services of a porter guide from the company on the Annapurna base camp trek. Rahul was truly amazing! so helpful and easy! We really appreciated his looking after us, helping pick the best accommodation and break spots along the way, making sure we are warm and positive. Would strongly recommend Rahul for those trekkers who look for a devoted and switched on porter guide.
Mateusz Malzacher
Mateusz Malzacher
2023-12-19
We had a fantastic 3 passes hike thanks to the guidance, expertise and professionalism of Bishal Rai. He was a great trip partner, providing local knowledge and a sense of humor along the way. He even pointed out all the peak names to us many times due to our forgetfulness. Thank you and highly recommend Himalaya View Treks and guide, Bishal Rai.
Alejandro Espigares
Alejandro Espigares
2023-12-01
Realicé el trek del Campo Base Everest y todo fue increíble. Yo lo hice en solitario junto a mi guía Suraj y lo recomiendo 100%, muy atento y es un experto del terreno, sabe en todo momento como actuar si te encuentras mal o cansado y buscar una nueva ruta. La agencia me dio mucha seguridad en todo momento y me sentí acompañado en todo momento. Lo volvería a contratar una y mil veces. Gracias!!!
A Expen5ive
A Expen5ive
2023-11-22
Our Guide Rahul made sure that it was a pleasant Trek from start to finish. Very knowledgeable about the areas and always puts the safety and wellbeing of us first. When you book your Trek make sure you ask for Rahul.
Patrick Thumm
Patrick Thumm
2023-11-21
Meine Frau und ich haben uns für eine „kurze“ Tour im Himalaya interessiert. Über das Internet sind wir auf Himalayan View Treks gestoßen. Sie haben die 8 Tage Annapurna Short Trek Tour angeboten. Die Kommunikation im Vorfeld per Mail mit Simbir lief super. Er konnte uns vorab alle Informationen geben. Auch eine individuelle Anpassung der Tour (z. B. per Flugzeug zurück) wäre möglich gewesen. Obwohl wir zunächst ein paar Tage in Kathmandu verbracht haben, wurden wir bei Ankunft von unserem Guide abgeholt und zum Hotel gebracht. So sind wir entspannt angekommen. An Tag 1 der Tour wurden wir früh morgens vom Hotel von unserem Guide (D. B.) und unserem Porter (Manoj) abgeholt. Tag 2-7 sind wir von Chame über Pisang, Manang, Ledar, High Camp über den Thorong La Pass nach Muktinath gewandert. Insgesamt waren es ca. 80km, 4.100m nach oben und 3.100m nach unten zu wandern. Tag 8 ging dann per Jeep zurück nach Pokhara. Trotz der für unsere Verhältnisse langen Strecke ging die Tour super zu laufen. Das lag vor allem auch an unserem Guide und Porter! D. B. hat sich stets nach unserem Wohlbefinden erkundet. Jeden Abend gab es einen kurzen Tagesrückblick und Lagebesprechung für den kommenden Tag. So konnten wir währenddessen noch entscheiden, ob wir an einem Tag etwas weiter laufen, um am darauffolgenden Tag etwas weniger machen müssen. Er ging da sehr gut auf uns ein. Manoj hat unseren schweren Rucksack getragen und wir konnten uns so ganz aufs Trekking konzentrieren. Darüber waren wir sehr dankbar. Auch er hat sich immer um uns gekümmert (are you ok? 😉) D.B. hat uns über den gesamten Trek viel Wissen über das Land und die Berge vermittelt. Außerdem konnte er uns viele interessante Bergsteiger Geschichten erzählen. Wir hatten 8 unbeschreibliche Tage! Unsere anfänglich Angst und Sorge, es nicht zu schaffen wurde uns durch den professionellen Umgang komplett genommen. Vielen Dank dafür!
Daniel Weller
Daniel Weller
2023-10-17
Just returned home from a fantastic adventure holiday on the EBC trek. Himalaya View Treks couldn't of been more helpful from choosing and booking our trek before we arrived through to dropping us back to the airport once we had finished , nothing was too much trouble. Before coming to Nepal me and my dad was unsure if we needed a guide however we are now so pleased that we decided to get one. Sobit our guide made the experience so much better as he took care of all the arrangements and organising leaving us to concentrate on the trek and enjoy the scenery without any stress. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Himalaya View Treks and would request Sobit as a guide as he was brilliant!!!!
Patrik Penzeš
Patrik Penzeš
2023-10-05
Great experience! Our guide Bishal became our friend in short time and made the trekking easier. I am grateful to both Bishal and Simbir for this experience. I strogly recommend Manaslu circuit trek with Bishal from himalaya view treks!

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