Everest Cho La Pass Trekking is an adventurous journey into the land of mystic Everest region to witness one of the never- forgettable sight of the dramatic beauty of nature and mountains. The view from Gokyo Peak is something you would always remember!
Cho La Pass trekking provides a nice opportunity to connect and explore two popular single routes of Everest trekking — Base Camp and Gokyo Valley —through glacier walks, icy terrain, steep climbs and descends via Cho La Pass at 5368m. Cho La Pass trek is regarded as one of the adventurous trails of Everest offering pleasant yet strenuous walk (at times) with a grand view of several 6000-8000 meters peaks including Mt. Everest from several popular viewpoints like Gokyo Peak and Kala Patthar. We will also visit Everest Base Camp.
Trekking to Cho La Pass begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing-Hillary Airport of Lukla and continues downhill walk towards first overnight teahouse of Phakding and later climb steep uphill towards Namche Bazaar on following day, where we rest and acclimatize for a day. As the trail goes uphill, the change of vegetation and weather can be felt.
We follow the classic Everest Base Camp Trekking route and continue to Dingboche village via Tyangboche Monastery, where we again rest and acclimatize for a day and visit Chhukung valley. The trail ascends to Lobuche and further to Gorakshep, the last tea houses on Base Camp front. We climb Kala Patthar for the sunrise and then start to retrace our path until Lobuche and change course towards Dzongla to enter the Gokyo Valley via Cho La Pass.
Gokyo is known as the Valley of sacred lakes and awesome mountain viewpoints. Gokyo Lake — also known as Third Lake, out of six lakes around the vicinity is the most sacred place and where the local tea houses are. We will visit five lakes; climb Gokyo-Ri Peak to witness the grand sunrise atop of Mt. Everest (again) and get ready for descend towards beautiful Khumjung village, further to Namchee Bazaar and finally to Lukla. Walking past the Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries on way back, you will turn your head often to make sure that you are still seeing the white peaks until you catch a flight to Kathmandu and see it for last time from the plane.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Preparation Day for Trekking Drive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m / 8563 ft.) Drive: 30min | Flight: 25min | Walk: 3- 3.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Phakding to Namchee Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Rest and acclimatization day at Namchee Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Namchee Bazaar to Tyangboche (3870m/12697 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4410m/14468 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Rest and Acclimatization Day at Dingboche Walk: 2.5 – 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16109 ft) Walk: 4 – 4.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep to EBC (5364m / 17598 ft.) to Gorakshep (5120m/ 16798 ft) Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Sunrise Climb to Kala Patthar (5545m / 18192 ft.) and trek to Dzongla (4830m / 15846 ft) Walk: 7 – 7.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Cross Cho La Pass (5368m/ 17612 ft) and descend to Gokyo (4790m/15715 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Sunrise Climb to Gokyo Peak (5357m / 17575 ft) and Lake Exploration Day Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Trek from Gokyo Valley to Luza (4360m/ 14304 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Trek from Luza to Namchee Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft) Walk: 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 16Trek from Namchee Bazaar to Lukla (2840m/9318 ft) Walk: 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 17Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Flight: 25 min. | Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 18Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
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Room to Customize
Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the average level of fitness of travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time and budget plan of travelers. There is always a room for customization of the given standard itinerary if it does not meet your way of interest and then please pass your opinion. You may want to stay in Kathmandu by yourself or maybe do sightseeing around by yourself; we will give you more information to do it by yourself if you ask us.
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We, ourselves feel that the group size of maximum 12 pax is an ideal size to run the trip. However, we have also arranged the plan for large students groups, employee groups and able to organize such trip for groups upon request. All of our trekking plans are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey.