Cho la pass trek or Chola pass trek is one of the top popular, splendid and tough trekking in the Everest Regions which is also known as the Everest Circuit trekking. This trek is very ideal for the trekkers who are wishing to do something challenging in their holiday. Chola pass trekking crosses the very high altitude 5420 Meter and the trail is also quite challenging that is the reason it is one of the most adventurous trekking trails in the Everest Regions. With the spectacular view of the Everest Himalayan range and the gigantic glaciers, it is one of the tops liked trekking trails by the trekkers.


Mountains and landscape you will see on Cho la pass trek

The Chola pass trek with the Gokyo offers you the spectacular scenery of the Mt.Everest 8848m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Pumori 7161m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Lingterin 6679m, Mt.Amadablam 6856m, Mt.Changaste 7550m, Mt.Thamserku 6723m, Mt.Kantega 6685m, Mt.Kusum Khagaru 6367m, Mt.Kongde 6011m, Mt.Cholaste 6335m, Twache peak 6367m, Island peak 6179m, Lobuche peak 6145m, Pokalde peak 5806m and many other unnamed peaks of the Khumbu Regions. This route is very best to see all the Himalayan peaks, Gokyo Lakes, Ngozumpa glacier – the biggest glacier of Nepal, Water Falls, Ice Falls, Sagarmatha national park and many other things which you like most.



Cho La pass, Gokyo Ri, Gokyo Lake and Kala Patthar are the top highlights of the Cho la pass trek

Firstly, Cho la pass 5420 Meter is a mountain pass which connects the two valleys and enters into the Gokyo Valley. This pass can be done either from Dzongla or from Thangna and reach to the other sides of the Mountains. Secondly, Gokyo Ri is a viewpoint to see the Himalayan view from the Top of Gokyo Ri from where you can see many mountains such as Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) Mt. Everest (8848), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7879m), Makalu (8481m), Cholaste (6335m), Tabuche peak (6495m) and Gychung Kang (7922m). Thirdly, Gokyo lake is one of the largest lakes in the Everest regions where there are 5-6 lakes in a row made by the glaciers. Finally, Kala Patthar is the best viewpoint to see Mt Everest because you can not see Mt Everest from the base camp. That is the reason everybody hikes to Kala Patthar.


How does Nepal Trek Hub organize the Cho la pass trek?

Nepal Trek hub (NTH) Cho la pass trek starts with the stunning flights to Lukla. The view from the flight is just amazing and once you reach Lukla you will start the trek through the Dudh Koshi River valley. Crossing the village-like Phakding, Namche, Tengboche you will reach to the close to Everest base camp. We will take you to the Everest base camp first then crossing the Cho la pass we will enter into the Gokyo valley to see more mountains with another perspective. You will explore the Gokyo lake, Gokyo Ri, Kala Patthar and many top popular landmarks while doing the Cho la pass trek.



Sherpa culture and Sherpa people are other things that you explore on Cho La pass trek

Sherpa people are the people who are known as snow leopards and very famous for climbing. They have been climbing and guiding the people to the top of the very difficult mountains each and every year. Those sherpa people live here in the Khumbu regions. Sherpa people are very friendly and hospitable. When you are here on Khumbu you can learn the Sherpa people and their culture. Trekkers can see the countless monasteries and Chorten with the colourful prayer flags.


Cho La Pass trek Highlights

  • Cross Chola Pass (5420m) from one of the highest passes of the Everest region which is something special to achieve. You can see the panoramic view of Mt. Everest 8,153 Meter, Mt Nuptse, Mt Lhotse, Mt Amadablam.
  • High passes and tranquil view of 5 the Lakes.
  • Super scenic flight to Lukla. Marvellous trekking experience through the Dudh Koshi River with the sight of the sherpa village and sherpa people. Namche Bazaar, Tengboche is the best place to see Everest from the far side.
  • Many High Mountains above the 8,000 meter. Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Everest and other peaks.
  • Ngozumpa glaciers and many Icefall. Isolated sherpa village and the monasteries.
  • Sagarmatha National Park and the beauty of the Khumbu Landscape.
  • Observation of the sherpa culture and tengboche monastery.

Cho La pass trek best time

Cho la pass is a high adventure pass that is the reason it requires a very good time to do. There are 2 best seasons for trekking adventures in Nepal. Autumn is the best season and the Spring season the second good time. Autumn seasons come after the Monsoon season, that is the reason the landscape is green and crystal clear. You can see the fabulous mountain view because the visibility is very clear and less chance of the rainfalls and snowfalls.

Spring season is another best season to hike to Nepal’s high Himalayas. It is the dry season so in a lower land there will be humid temperatures above the low land the temperatures are quite good. Since it is flower blooming season, you can see the Rhododendron flowers along the trekking trails. Visibility is also good at this time that is the reason you can do the trek as Cho La passes easily. We recommend the trekkers Spring and Autumn Seasons.

Cho la pass trek best time

Everest High Pass trek itinerary


DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
1Arrival in Kathmandu1350 MeterYour time
2Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding2,652 M6-7 Hr
3Trek to Namche Bazaar3,440 M6-7 Hr
4Rest Day at Namche Bazaar3,440 MRest Day
5Thame Trekking3,830 M5-6 Hr
6Trek to Marulung4,210 M5-6 Hr
7Renjola Pass then trek to Gokyo5,360 M8-9 Hr
8Gokyo Ri Hiking5,357 M5-6 Hr
9Trek to Thaknak4,750 M4-5 Hr
10Cho-La Pass to arrive Dzongla4,830 M7-8 Hr
11Trek to Lobuche4,940 M5-6 Hr
12Lobuche to Gorak Shep5,175 M6-7 Hr
13Trek to Kala Patthar then Lobuche5,645 M7-8 Hr
14Lobuche to Kongma la pass then to Chukung5,535 M8-9 Hr
15Chukung to Tengboche3,860 M6-7 Hr
16Tengboche to Namche Bazaar3,440 M3-4 Hr
17Namche Bazzar to Lukla2,800 M6-7 Hr
18Fly To Kathmandu1,350 M35 Min
19Departure

Everest high pass trek cost includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop service
  • 2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu Flight tikets for Guide and Guest.
  • tea house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
  • Everest national park permits
  • First Aid Box
  • TIMS Permit
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop off itinerary
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

Cost excludes

  • Any meal in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, wifi charge, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.(tea, coffe, water, beer, alcohol, wine)
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Everest High Pass trek faq

Below we have mentioned some frequently asked questions of Everest high pass trek, This faq might be helpful for you if you are looking to do the Everest High pass trek. If you have more questions then please lets us know by email or by WhatsApp. We will give you the fastest answer as much as we can.


Which is the best time to trek to Everest High pass Trek?

like Other treks of Nepal it can be explore or done in two best seaons. one is autumn and another is spring season. We have given a weather chart where you can see which is the best time to do the Everest High Pass Trek



How long days is require for Everest High Pass Trek?

This is one of the most adventerous trek in Everest region. Trekkers required to walk 6-7 Hours per day in altitude up to 5,640 Meter. Sometimes you need to walk 8-9 hours per day as well on the difficult mountain terrain trails. The trails are full with so much ups and Down.



What kind of accommodation available, Everest High Pass trek?

There are basic tea houses around the trek route, they offers a various dishes of food including the western food and comfortable bed. Sometimes you will be able to find the room with toilet/ bathroom too



Is there WIFI on Everest High Pass Trek?

Most of the tea house in the Everest route has a WIFI Nowadays. You need to purchase the cards to use WIFI. Speed of WIFI are quite slow, but you can still connect with your friends and family



Can I do shower on Trek?

Yes, You can do hot shower paying for shower, They charge you some money.



What is the drinking water condition on Everest High Pass Trek?

Yes, There is a availability of Mineral water, every tea houses. It is always not good to drink the mineral water, first it is quite costly to traveler, secondly it is damaging the Eco-system, the water company using a lot of plastic bottles. In a mountain mineral water bottle are a real threat to the environment. We can use the water purifier or water purification tablet and become a responsible traveler



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Trek Facts
  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Duration:6 Days
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Trip Style:Tea House
  • RegionEverest Region
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Altitude5,545M/18,192 FT
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transportation:Flight
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  • Team of local expert guides, customer-focused, grassroots foundation with in-depth knowledge of Nepal.

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  • Care for each of you individually, providing uncompromising service just for you.

  • Sensative about environment, we encourage our client’s to avoid mineral water, instead of this drink the own purified water and use chlorine tablet

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