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Cho La Pass Trek

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17 Days

Maximum altitude



Best Season
September, October, November, December, February, March, April



Start/End Point

Trek Highlights

Exciting mountain flight Kathmandu / Lukla.

Namche Bazaar gateway of Mt. Everest

Sherpa culture and lifestyle in Khumjung

Tengboche Monastery

Everest Base Camp and Khumbu glacier

Climbing Kalapathar (5555m)

Great view of Mt, Everest, Mt Lhotse and other mountains from Kalapathar

Cross Cho La pass (5300 meters)

Tranquil Gokyo lake

Stunning view of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho you and surrounding Khumbu mountain range.

Excursion to the fifth lake

Ngozumpa’s biggest glacier in the world.

Trek Overview

Cho La Pass trek is one of the most adventurous trekking routes in the Everest region. The Gokyo Chola Pass trekking trail is also known as Everest Circuit trekking. It follows the route via high pass called Cho-La Pass at 5330m/17482ft into Everest Base Camp. This trek begins from Lukla after scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu. Consequently, after one-day acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, it follows all the way to Gokyo Lake. And then explore glacier lake around the Gokyo valley.  From Gokyo lake two-hour climb to the Gokyo-Ri (5480m/17974ft). Here can enjoy the stunning view of the summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu, and Cho Oyo.

 Chola pass trek thrilling part of the trek is to cross Cho La Pass ((5330m/17482ft) and reach Dzongla. After Dzongla the trail continuing rises steadily lateral moraine from the crest. On the left, at the head of this valley, a snow-covered glacier can see which is another pass to the right of the Kangchung peak. While the final ascent to the Chola pass is the most draining in this trekking. The Cho La Pass is also known as a Chhugyuma La in Sherpa communities. After crossing the glacier lake can be seen major snow peak in the Everest region including Mt. Everest. The trail continues downhill icy and rocky before to reach easier Yak pastureland in Dzonglha at 4830m/15842ft.

EBC Chola Pass Gokyo trek another exciting opportunity is to reach the foot of the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest. After your visit Everest base camp your ultimate goal is to ascend the Kalapathar(5545m) from where you enjoy an impressive up-close view of Mt. Everest.

Chola pass trek you will return route passes through Tyangboche, a place where a famous magnificent monastery is located. We take a rest there and savor the incredible scenery enchaining views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kangtega, Mt. Kwangde, Mt. Nuptse, etc and back to Lukla airport. Finally, the next morning, you take the flight to Kathmandu.

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Outline Itinerary


Arrival in Kathmandu


Fly Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding


Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar


Rest in Namche Bazaar


Trek Namche Bazar to Dole


Trek Dole to Machhermo


Trek Machherama to Gokyo Lake


Climb Gokyo ri and back to Gokyo


Trek Gokyo to Thagnak


Thagnag Kharka - Chola pass to Dzongla


Trek Dzongla to Lobuche


Trek to Gorakhashep. Day hike EBC


Hike Kalapattar. Trek to Pheriche


Trek Pheriche to Namche Bazaar


Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla


Fly back to Kathmandu


Depature Day

Prices For Trek

Silver price:

US$ 1090.00 Per Person (Twin sharing)

1 Travelers
SilverUS$ 1090
  • Airport to hotel pick and drop
  • Two night hotel in Kathmandu
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and  Porter
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
  • Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during trek
  • All meals during trekking
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.

Trek Map

Trek Video

Detailed Itinerary

After arrival at Kathmandu International airport, meet Himalayan Smile treks airport officers and assist to transfer your hotel. After refreshment in a hotel, the orientation of the overall trip. Meet a trek /tour guide and check your trek equipment and get advice from your guide. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu hotel
Orientation program
Kathmandu (1400m)

Early morning meet your trekking guide at hotel , he will help you to transfer to airport for Lukla flight.The flight is around 40 minutes. Enjoy one of the most thrilling air routes in the world with the towering mountain views. Meet your rest of the crews at Lukla and begin your trek. O/n at mountain museum.

Mountain Lodge
Fly(40min), Trek(3hrs)
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner

Today we trek to Namche Bazar, capital of Khumbu region. The trail follows the Dudh Kosi valley, Rendering pine, rhododendron forest, and many suspension bridges. You will get some glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m) mountains. O/n at Mountain Lodge.

Mountain Lodge
Trekking (5hrs)
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Namche Bazaar

Acclimatization is very important to adjust your body in the mountain climate, We utilize this day doing a short hike or resting in the Namche Bazar. Do hike in Khumjung, Theme, or Synbochee. All these hiking destinations offer magnificent mountain views, get back to the same place for overnight stay.

Mountain Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Namche Bazaar

Slightly in the beginning the trails climb up to the Chor camp then continue easy level walk to kyangjuma 3550m. Enjoy the amazing views and pass some rhododendron forest, then, climb one and hour reach Mongla danda (3978m), following the Phortse thanga you will be at finally Dole. O/n at mountain lodge.

Mountain Lodge
Trekking (6/7 Hrs)
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Dole (4,090m)

We trek today at an elevation of 4,470 m, This trek rewarded you amazing view of Cho Oyu (8,201m) , Kantega (6,783m) and Thamserku(6,623 m) and some other mountains. Also ,The trail passes through middle forest of Rhododendron, Birch, and Juniper.O/n at Mountain Lodge.

Mountain Lodge
Trekking (4hrs)
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner

Enjoy the views of Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains.See Ngozamba Glacier on a steep trail, and pass through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari before reaching Gokyo.Gokyo lake is one the beautiful high altitude lake in Nepal.O/n at mountain lodge.

Mountain Lodge
Trekking (5/6 Hrs)
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Gokyo (4,750)

Today we explore around Gokyo lake. We hike for remarkable for Gokyo Ri (5,357m). which allows stunning views of the Gokyo valley, the Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of Everest (8,848), Lhotse (8,516m),Makalu (8,481m),Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) , and so many. O/n at mountain lodge.

Mountain Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Gokyo (4,750m)

After spending beautiful day at Gokyo valley, we do a short trek towards Thangang.It is really worth to do a short trek because we are passing Cho la pass tomorrow. We walk through the edge of mountains and the view still remarkable. Rest and prepare for tomorrow’s hike. O/n at mountain lodge.

Mountain Lodge
trekking (3 hrs)
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Thagnag (4,750m)

We start our trek early in the morning cause the the situation might be terrible to cross the pass by the strong wind . Today is quite longer and difficult trek, we will conquire Cho la pass 5,368m. The view from the top is magnificent. Then, we trek down to Dzongla for overnight stay.

Mountain Lodge
Trekking (7-8hrs)
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Dzongla (4,710m)

Today you have a short trek, you have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the nature around you.The trail is gently descends and ascends walk level to reach Lobuche (4910m) valley. Capture the breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, the Nuptse-Lhotse, , Pumori, Lobuche peak etc.O/n at mountain museum.

Mountain Lodge
Trekking (3 hrs)
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Lobuche (4,910m)

Today, the trails leads to the Everest Base Camp(5,368m), before we get to the EBC we stop for lunch at Goraksheep where we leave all the bags we head to Base Camp. It is around hours walk. The impressive view form the base camp is Khumbu ice fall.After that, return to Gorakship for overnight stay.

Mountain Lodge
Trekking (6/7Hrs)
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Gorakship (5,140m)

Today you have another glorious day ahead. Wake up early in the morning in order to hike in Kalather (5,545m).Kalapather is one of the best Everest view point in the world, admire the 360 degree views Himalayas range including Magestic Mt. Everest. Hike back to the Goraksheep and then again trek downhill to Pheriche.

Mountain Lodge
Trekking (6-7hrs)
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Pheruchhe (4,288m)

We follow the Dudh kosi river and sometime we walk through the rhododendron and pine forest.Besides that, we have an opportunity to see beautiful Himalayan monal and Himalayan Thar.Get some eye popping views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse. O/n at mountain lodge.

Mountain Lodge
Trekking ( 6-7 Hrs)
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

You feel more easier and comfortable after loosing the altitude from Kalapather to Luka. Continuously walk-downhill towards the Hillary suspension bridges and many villages. As you reach to the lukla, Enjoy and celebrate the last night dinner with fellow members-guides and porter.O/n at Mountian lodge

Mountain Lodge
Trekking (6hrs)
Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft)

In the morning we fly from lukla to Kathmandu.It is around 30 to 45 minutes fly. Our Guide will help you to transfer your hotel. Explore your day your own.If you want some extra activities to do in your leisure, Please feel free to contact Himalayas Smile we will make your day worth it.O/n at ,mountain lodge.

Samsara Resort & Hotel
Flight (45hrs)
Kathmandu (1400m)

Today is the last day of your Nepal trip. We are so glad for choosing us ” Himalayan Smile Treks and Adventure ” for your adventure Chola pass trekking in Nepal.We hope you enjoyed a lot your trip in Nepal. Our airport officer will drop to the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Have a Good Luck !!!

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Himalayan Smile treks provide excellent service Everest travel service in Nepal. I and My friend travel Nepal for Everest Cho La pass Everest base camp trek combined with Chitwan Jungle safari. Our trek guide Dawa Sherpa is prefect guide and he will know every place of Khumbu region. His home town also Khumbu. Every day he will making sure we are comfortable and have the best possible care available. We are highly recommend Himalayan Smile Treks. contact now. Book with Himalayan Smile trek make your true.


0/5 France

It is great Job , I can’t express in word to the service of Himalayan Smile Treks Guide Pramod professionalism. Also his team took in providing what was an amazing experience. My wife and I did trek on November 2016 Gokyo Ri Chola Pass with Everest Base Camp trek and it was amazing. In top of the Chola Pass we encounter snow, it is little bit slippery and scary but our guide and porter well take care us. We made the chola pass without guide help it is almost impossible to pass. Lastly we make our last goal Kalapather also. If your interest to do Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek contact KP you will get very reasonable price and latest information about trek.


0/5 United Kingdom

We had sent email several trekking company in Nepal for Everest Gokyo Lake Cho La pass Everest base camp trek we found the Himalayan smile treks far the best answers from Mr. KP Subedi. Also the guide Dharma is excellent and very helpful. I will highly recommend this company to anyone thinking about traveling to Nepal. I am solo travelers first time in Nepal. I had always dream to come Himalaya to view Mt. Everest now my dream became a true with Himalayan Smile Treks. So that I highly recommend Himalayan Smile Treks and Adventures as a trekking company. I have every confidence that their experienced guides would enhance the enjoyment and safety of any trek which they provide.


0/5 Indonesia

“Life must be a US territory – hiking in the Himalayas” The first is joined to Nepal hiking Himalaya smile treks & adventures of the Everest base camp trip, my husband and I have therefore love it here, the itinerary is perfect and can be customized, professional and funny tour guide, for the journey is not a plus less. In addition to the base camp, gokyo lake, gokyo ri, chola pass and katapattar are not to be missed, but also need physical strength, perseverance and leg muscles, your return will be unparalleled views of mountain snow. We can not wait for the next hiking the mountains of Nepal, Himalaya, see you next year!

yuhui h

0/5 Taipei, Taiwan

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