Chola Pass to Gokyo lake trekking

EBC Chola Pass Trek

Trip Duration
16 Days
Trip Grade
Max. Altitude
Everest Region Trekking
Tea House
Sep/Dec and Mar/May

Tour overview

EBC Chola Pass trek including Gokyo lakes is an adventure and mountain wilderness activity. It is the exclusive blend of nature and culture (mountains & Sherpa).

During the Everest base camp Chola pass trek, you will see a close-up view of Mount Everest from its base camp. You will cross the most challenging Chola pass and reach Gokyo Lake Everest base camp trekking 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.).

Chola Pass Gokyo lake Trek – High Pass, EBC & Lake

Trekking routes of Everest base camp, Chola Pass go through the green lush forests. Century-old Gompa, monasteries, and Mani walls are spread all over of route which will make you sacred from your heart. After Trekking to Everest base camp you will reach Gokyo Lake by crossing the challenging Chola 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 glacier, superb mountain views and unique culture and festivals. From Gokyo Lake, you will return back to Lukla via Dole, Khumjung, and Phakding.

Himalaya View Treks offers adventurous and romantic EBC – Chola Pass – Gokyo Lake Trekking in Nepal. We designed EBC – Chola Pass – Gokyo Lake Trek itinerary by including the general route and minimum required days. If you want long trek in other popular areas of Everest region we will redesign its itinerary. During EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek, relish the outstanding combination of mountains, villages, and nature using the best services of HVT. Trekking to Everest provides experienced Trekking guides, good accommodation 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 Itinenary

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 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 mtr, ) 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 )


  • 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

Key Highlights:

  • Complete five fabulous peaks all over 5,000 metres: 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 this trip:

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 three passes 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 real good physical fitness & previous experience of 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 up 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 kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you well for the activities involved.


  • 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.

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