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Cho La Pass Trek via Everest Base Camp – Challenge yourself with your stamina to enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas.

Cho La Pass Trek via Everest Base Camp trek is quite challenging and longer than the normal Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek is suitable for passionate about adventure and challenging themselves to walk in the high Himalayas. This trek is wilder and tougher than EBC Trek but the superb view of the world’s highest mountain peaks, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lothse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu with other associate mountain peaks makes the trek worthwhile.


The rocky and icy trail of Cho La Pass 5420m and walk over the Nogogumba glacier to reach the most gorgeous Gokyo Lake is a lifetime adventure experience. Total 15 to 18 days of your holiday experience in the Everest Base Camp side and Gokyo Valley is worth taking as a challenge for yourself.


                           Bridge on the way to Namche during EBC Trek.


In the beginning, this trek follows the classic trail to Everest Base Camp Trek including Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche. After putting your footprint in the base camp of the top of the world Mt. Everest, the trail of this amazing trek turns to Cho La Pass 5420m. Sparkling mountains, glacier, and landscapes views from the top of Cho La, Kalapatthar (5545m) – The Black Rock, and Gokyo Ri (5357m) is just spectacular.


Everest View
              Amadablam and Mt. Everest View on the way to Tengboche from Namche.


Best time to do Cho La Pass trek via Everest Base Camp

This is a challenging trek around Everest Region so Autumn and Spring are the best seasons. March, April, September, October, and November are the best months. If there is snow on the trail it may be difficult to Pass Chola because the trail can be really slippery and dangerous because of the ice on the way.



Hotel in Kathmandu.

Lodge/ Guest House/ Tea House during the trek.



Sagarmatha National Park Permit.

TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System)

Local Government Permit


Before you go

This is a challenging trek so that trekkers need to be fit physically and mentally, training before starting the trek is the best option to succeed in your trek, and previous hiking experience will be a great support and trekkers should have health insurance to cover emergencies on the Himalaya. Also, the weather condition to fly Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu is uncertain, so sometimes you may need to wait for a couple of days.


Day 1: Kathmandu – Lukla (2750m) – Phakding (2610m)

Day 2: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 3: Namche Bazaar (Rest Day)

Day 4: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3680m)

Day 5: Tengboche – Dingboche (4250m)

Day 6: Around Dingboche

Day 7: Dingboche – Lobuche (4950m)

Day 8: Lobuche – Gorek Shep (5160m)

Day 9: Gorek Shep – Kalapathar (5545m) – Lobuche (4950m)

Day 10: Lobuche – Zongla (4740m)

Day 11: Zongla to Chola-La Pass (5483m)

Day 12: Chola-La to Gokyo (4790m)

Day 13: Gokyo – Gokyo-Ri (5483m)

Day 14: Gokyo – Dole

Day 15: Dole – Namche Bazaar

Day 16: Namche Bazaar – Lukla

Day 17: Lukla – Kathmandu.

This is our office-made trekking itinerary. If you wish to customize as per your available schedule you can. At the same time From Gokyo Lake, if you want more adventure then you can do Renjo La Pass Trek.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu – Lukla (2750m) – Phakding (2610m)

Our guide will pick you up at 5:30 AM from your hotel in Kathmandu and drive to the airport. You will board the early morning flight at 6:30 AM from where you will fly to Lukla (2750 m.) in about 45 minutes. After breakfast in Lukla, you will walk for about 4 hours to Phakding (2610 m.), a fairly plain terrain inhabited by Sherpas. Later in the afternoon, you will follow upstream Dudhkoshi River and spend the night in a lodge.

Day 2: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440m)

You will trek for nearly seven hours to reach Namche Bazar (3440 m.), the famous town in Solukhumbu. The last three hours of this trek will be tough, but the beautiful sceneries on the way will make you forget your tiredness. The night will be spent in a local teahouse.

Day 3: Namche Bazaar (Rest Day)

To help your body adjust with the high altitude conditions, we will spend the day for acclimatization. You can do some daytime hiking and explore Khumjung village and return to the teahouse at Namche Bazaar for the night stay.

Day 4: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3680m)

After a six to seven hours trek, you will reach Tengboche (3860 m.), a perfect viewpoint to observe beautiful peaks of Ama Dablam and the picturesque Thamserku and a greater part of the Himalayan range in the Khumbu Region.

Day 5: Tengboche – Dingboche (4400m)

Dingboche (4400 m.) lies at about a walking distance of six to seven hours from Tengboche. Due to the rising altitude, you will be walking slower than on previous days.

Day 6: Around Dingboche

This will be the second day of acclimatization. You will be taken on a day trip to Chhukung valley and back to Dingboche. Rest and rejuvenation are quite essential for you in order to continue the trekking the next day. High altitude treks are usually carried out along with acclimatization in parallel. It is necessary for your body to be familiar with the surrounding altitudes. Frequent acclimatization is a must, and your guides will encourage it.

Day 7: Dingboche – Lobuche (4900m)

Your next stopover is Lobuche (4950m.), at about a walking distance of five to six hours from Dingboche. Stunning views of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse and a section of the Himalayan Range are the main highlights of the day.

Day 8: Lobuche – Gorek Shep (5160m)

The next segment of your trek, from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5160 m.) is short and can be completed in about three to four hours. You will reach Gorek Shep just in time for lunch. After resting for a few hours, you will take a walk to Everest Base Camp in the evening, to view the dazzling sunset over the highest point on this planet.

Day 9: Gorek Shep – Kalapathar (5545m) – Lobuche (4950m)

You will begin the five hours’ hike to Kalapathar early in the morning. Kalapathar is at an altitude of 5545 meters above sea level and is better known as the perfect viewpoint to see all major parts of the Himalayan Range, including the majestic Mt. Everest. If the weather permits, you will get to see a spellbinding sunrise, something that you will not find elsewhere in the whole world. You can take as many photographs as you like, and then go back to Gorek Shep for lunch. Shortly afterward, you will descend back to Lobuche.

Day 10: Lobuche – Zongla (4740m)

You will trek to Zongla (4740 m.) which is about five to six hours walk from Lobuche. Later, you will cross the Chola-La Pass. Zongla is the only place where you can spend a night. At night your stay at a cozy teahouse is made enjoyable by the mingling of people coming from all over the world.

Day 11: Zongla to Chola-La Pass (5483m)

You will walk from Zongla to Chola-La Pass (5483 m.), and then trek down to Thanga (4500 m.). It is a long pass difficult to cross even in summer when the snow levels are low; while in winter it is even more difficult to travel, due to almost incessant snowfall. However, during the rest of the seasons, you will find the walk over the glacier enjoyable. As night falls, you will hurry towards the indoor warmth of a comfortable teahouse.

Day 12: Chola-La to Gokyo (4790m)

Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters). This will be a short walk comprising only 4 – 5 hours after which you will arrive in Gokyo just in time for lunch. You can then explore the beautiful Gokyo valley, while at night you stay at a tea house. From your room, you can see the lake view.

Day 13: Gokyo – Gokyo-Ri (5483m)

On this day early in the morning, we have the steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m). Ample rewards await one who attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the upper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, giants such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo Peak are rewarded. The rest of the day is for acclimatization and late in the afternoon, we go back to the camp.

Day 14: Gokyo – Dole

The trail from Gokyo to Dole is downhill, where you can enjoy the beautiful views along the way and compare the differences in between up-hill and down-hill walks. It is an enjoyable day for you since the pace is slow and you can take some nice snaps. Your overnight stay is at a tea house.

Day 15: Dole – Namche Bazaar

Dole to Namche Bazaar is about six hours walking trip. You cross the Khumjung village on the way along the footsteps of the amazing Ama Dablam to get to Namche Bazaar. Your overnight stay is at a comfy teahouse.

Day 16: Namche Bazaar – Lukla

This is your last day in the Everest Region as part of this tour. You will have a quite long walk back to Lukla. Later in Lukla, you will have lunch and then go for a short walk to a nearby Sherpa village. You can take photographs and videos of the place for your valuable memories.

Day 17: Lukla – Kathmandu

Early in the morning, you will be preparing for your flight back to Kathmandu. During your 45 minute flight, you can hit that Play button on your camera and review the trip you just had in the past amazing seventeen days. A nostalgic feeling of loneliness will fill you as you descend upon Kathmandu. However, the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu along the way, as you transfer to your hotel in Thamel or elsewhere in Kathmandu, will charge you for yet another adventure in Nepal.

Included in the Cost:

 All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers (Pick up and Drop)

√ Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 2/3-star category hotel in Kathmandu

Three daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea /coffee during meal time

Best available twin / three sharing beds at lodge/guest house for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms will provide at Phakding, Namche, and Lukla

Snacks Cookies/biscuit / dry fruits at evening time before dinner.

Seasonal fruits as dessert after dinner.

Highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers) and food, accommodation, salary and equipment and also accident insurance for all field staffs.

Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes

Sleeping bag use while trekking

Duffle bag for trekking

Trekking map and trip achievement certificate

First aid medicine kit

Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee

TIMS Card- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)

Government taxes & office service charge

This is our full board package service also we offer different services such as guide service, porter guide service, B/B service for that email us at and also, contact on Whatsapp/Viber: +9779813914320

Cost excluded

× International flights.

× Any costs incurred as a result of flight delays or cancellations and other any problems.

× Nepal visa fees (payable on arrival)

× Trekker’s travel insurance for emergency evacuation.

× Extra meals, drinks, and luxuries on the trek

× Personal needs (e.g. laundry, postcards)

× Tourist attractions in Namche Bazaar

× Tips for your Guides & Porters

× Wi-Fi, Shower, Laundry and International Phone call or personal expenses.

Equipments list

Cho La Pass Trek via Everest Base Camp. 

Here is a recommended Equipment list for this Everest Base Camp Trek. You could bring the ones you already have and rest can be bought even hired in Kathmandu.

  • Lightweight trekking boots with spare laces
  • A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet
  • 4-season sleeping bag
  • Warm jacket (Fibber or down)
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or a rain poncho.
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters or fleece.
  • A pair of lightweight/ heavyweight windproof/ waterproof trousers.
  • Thermal underwears.
  • A tracksuit useful for wearing in Lodge in the evening.
  • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
  • 1 lightweight long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sunburn.
  • A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night and a sunhat with a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
  • A pair of gloves.
  • 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
  • Mask or other dust protective items (Upper Mustang area is the dry area so a little wind can make difficult during the walk.
  • Duffle bag to gear while trekking.
  • Daypack/ rucksack to carry the personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
  • Water bottle.
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses.
  • Polyethene plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
  • Toiletries with large and small towels.
  • Small headlamp/torch with spare batteries
  • Snow gaiters essential during winter and all treks going over at other times.
  • Reading materials, camera, game items (optional), notebook, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional).

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