About Everest Cho La Pass Trek
Everest Cho La Pass Trek adds a zest of additional adventure to the regular Everest Base Camp by letting you cross one of the high passes of the Khumbu region, Cho La Pass.
This particular trek in the Everest region is designed for those who are looking to step up their level in the Himalayas one step at a time. The trek will allow you to cross one of the challenging passes of the region from where you get to see exceptional landscape views. Not only this, but the pass trek also takes to the picturesque Gokyo Valley.
You get to spend a night in a beautiful Gokyo village and explore the Holy Gokyo Lakes. Likewise, you will explore the very famous Everest Base Camp and hike to Kala Patthar from where you can see glorious sunrise along with a 360-degree view of Mt. Everest.
This one-of-a-kind trek in the Cho La Pass provides breathtaking views of mountain panoramas and glaciers. It follows the well-known trekking path across the Dudh Koshi River to its source, the Gokyo Lake, west of Everest Base Camp. The trip provides many opportunities to take in the magnificent views of Mt. Everest as well as countless other nearby peaks. You can also visit Buddhist monasteries and shrines, as well as the abundant flora and fauna.
The trek that takes you to the Cho La Pass is more than just an adventurous trek. Tempting landscape views, huge snow-capped mountains, rushing streams, cold rivers, dense forests, fine valleys, picturesque villages, huge glaciers, stunning icefall, artistic monasteries, colourful prayer flags, ancient stupas, rich culture, and unique lifestyle of the locals, all of these makes this trek a lifetime journey.
The beauty of the village surroundings, including the magnificent Rhododendron, Magnolia, and enormous fir forest, will wow you while trekking. This trek will take you around Gokyo Valley, which is an enriching journey. From west to east, you can see the most spectacular views of the greatest peaks, including Cho you (8153m), Gyanchung Kang (7922m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m), and Makalu. The journey across Cho La Pass (5420m), which encompasses both the Gokyo Lake and the Everest Camp Area (EBC) during the trek, is eventually challenging.
The trek for the Cho La Pass offers a chance to witness the land of the Sherpa. Moreover, you might get to see rare wildlife like Himalayan tahr, musk deer, snow leopards, snow cocks, pheasants, etc. And, the most stimulating thing is Yeti. Yes, they are believed to be found in this region. You can see the head of the Yeti in one of the monasteries in the Khumjung village while you go on a short excursion.
You can be a part of this amazing venture with us, Outfitter Nepal. We run both private and group treks and are flexible to customize itinerary as per your need. Trekking in Nepal's Himalayas is something that Outfitter Nepal has a lot of experience with. Our trek package for the Cho La Pass region provides you with the opportunity to go on the most exciting journey of your life. Join us on one of our Trek departure dates, or contact us to customize an Everest region trek to meet your exact requirements.
Enjoy this thrilling, breathtaking adventure with the assurance that our knowledgeable, experienced guides and porters will be there to help you at every stage. We go to great efforts at Outfitter Nepal to ensure that all of your trekking dreams come true. We look forward to aiding you in creating lifelong experiences throughout your vacation, which can be customized to your needs.
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Great adventures are accompanied by a great deal of responsibility. We want to ensure that the Himalayas' stunning grandeur is conserved for future generations as much as we want you to see them. As a traveller, you can do a variety of things to help preserve the Everest region's attractiveness, such as using environmentally friendly items and not throwing litter on the path.
We are quite proud of our status as an environmentally conscious trekking organization. We make certain that hikers who book our standard Everest Trekking packages do not litter on the trail. We also make an effort to limit our carbon footprint by shopping locally wherever possible.
Find out what you would expect to see and do during the trek:
Thrilling flight to Lukla
Lukla, the starting point for this trek, is reached after a brief 35-minute flight. Flying to Lukla is incredible, and staying on that short flight requires a lot of courage. The flight will be awe-inspiring and thrilling. The flight to Lukla is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the trek. What makes this flight so exciting?
It is, in fact, Lukla Airport's landing strip. It features one of the world's shortest runways of 525 meters (1,729 feet) and one of the world's highest airports at 9,334 feet (2,845 m). You've arrived at the ultimate destination when you consider the steepness of the runway, which dangles from the edge of a mountain.
Trek through Sagarmatha National Park
From Monjo onwards, the trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to numerous flora and fauna. This park is also listed in the UNESCO World Natural Sites. The park has different climatic zones and diverse vegetation. Crossing several streams and forested paths, the trail moves up to Namche Bazar.
The route includes several ascents and descents, as well as crossing several streams and dense woodlands. Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kwangde, Kangtaiga, and Gyachyung Kang can all be viewed during the trek to the Everest region.
For many years, Sagarmatha National Park has served as a haven for endangered animals and birds. Sagarmatha National Park is home to two endangered species: the Red Panda and the Snow Leopard. Sagarmatha National Park's birdlife has long been a draw for visitors.
Spend the night at the gateway to Everest, Namche Bazar
Namche Bazar is a very famous Sherpa village, where you get to look into the daily lifestyle and practices of these people. Namche Bazar is the most developed village in the region. Most modern facilities like Wifi, cafes, libraries, etc are available here. Also, do visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.
The Everest region's gateway is the scenic Namche. It also serves as a memorial to previous climbing expeditions, as well as providing information on Sherpa culture and way of life. Namche is well-known for its yak cheese and butter. Namche, nestled on the side of an arch-shaped mountain with panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks from all locations in the valley, was formerly an important trading centre in the Khumbu region. Namche is a highlight of the Everest high passes adventure! To adapt, hikers frequently stay here for several days. Your trip to Namche will be memorable!!
Visit the oldest and the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery
Tengboche is one of the most significant monasteries in the Khumbu region. This is the oldest and biggest monastery, which used to be home to hundreds of monks. From the monastery, you can see stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains.
Throughout the Everest trekking route, the Tengboche Monastery is the main attraction for trekkers, mountaineers, and everyone else. This old monastery, which is also a very important religious holy site in Khumbu, offers breathtaking views of Mt. Amadablam and the surrounding Himalayas. All pilgrims and visitors who enter this hallowed site will be blessed by Guru Rinpoche.
Lama Gulu erected the Tengboche monastery in 1961, but it was devastated by the 1934 earthquake. The monastery was later restored in the same year. However, the monastery was destroyed by fire in 1989 and had to be rebuilt. Regardless of these tragedies, the Tengboche monastery is the Khumbu region's oldest and largest.
The most difficult pass in the Everest Chola Pass
Before reaching Gokyo villages, you have to cross Cho La Pass. The trail to the top of the pass is difficult, however, the view you get to see at the end is unbelievable. The pass adds the perfect zest of thrill and challenge to the entire journey.
The trek that follows the Cho La Pass is one of Nepal's most difficult excursions. In one of the most scenically magnificent sections of the Everest region, these massifs combine to create the most spectacular display of beautiful passes.
Explore the Everest Base Camp
The lap of the world's highest mountain, Everest Base Camp is a dream destination for thousands of travellers. Reaching this place is a big achievement that one can get. From the base camp, you can witness panoramic views of numerous Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc.
Everest Base Camp is located at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier, surrounded by some of the world's most famous peaks. The Everest Base Camp is a must-see for trekkers from all over the world! Thousands of trekkers visit Everest Base Camp and other Nepalese circuits each year but never attempt to summit the peaks. The base camp for Mt. Everest is situated at the foot of the world's highest mountain (8,848 m). In and of itself, reaching Everest Base Camp is a great achievement. Everest Base Camp offers stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains and glaciers.
Hike to one of the famous vantage points of the region, Kala Patthar
Kala Patthar is a very popular vantage point in the Everest region. Situated a little above Everest Base Camp, the trail to Kala Patthar is steep and rocky. Upon reaching the top of the viewpoint, you can see excellent sunrise along with 360-degree views of Mt. Everest and surrounding mountains.
From Kala Patthar's viewpoint, the massive peaks of Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse can also be seen. Many people climb Kala Patthar first thing in the morning to catch the sunrise, but because the light rises behind Everest and Lhotse, you won't be able to obtain a good shot. Climbing is best done as the sun sets in the late afternoon. If the weather cooperates, you'll be able to see Everest and Lhotse bathed in golden light. For the views, a trip to Kala Patthar is a must during the trek for the Cho La Pass! BECAUSE OF THE VIEWS!
Spend a couple of nights in the charming Gokyo Valley
Gokyo village is one of the most beautiful villages in the Khumbu region, and it is where you will spend the night. Gokyo village, located in the picturesque Gokyo Valley, has a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. Even though you will see other hikers during the high season, the mood here is divine.
The trek is a thrilling adventure to a secluded village in the gorgeous Gokyo Valley, where only a few trekkers venture. The views from here are breathtaking. High Himalayan Mountains, enormous glaciers, icefalls, icy streams, and dazzling lakes all contribute to the surreal splendour.
Witness stunning Gokyo Lake
Located at 5,000 meters Gokyo Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes you will ever see. The turquoise blue colour of the lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains under the bright blue sky is mesmerizing to see.
Trekking to these serene and pristine lakes is an excellent opportunity to explore a wide range of unique and stunning things. The Gokyo Lakes are known for their spiritual significance as well as difficult treks and tourism. Hindus and Buddhists also revere these lakes as sacred sanctuaries. During the Janai Purnima festival in August, this place is filled with pilgrims for the holy bathing in the lakes. This area is revered as the birthplace of Naag Devata (Snake God). A Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu is the site's major attraction.
Things that you should consider before going on trekking in the Cho La Pass of the Everest Region
How difficult is it to do the Chola Pass Trek?
Chola Pass Trek is a difficult trek as you have to cross challenging Cho La Pass. The trail includes several ascends and descends through a rugged and steep path. The high altitude also makes the journey a little tiring. Good physical fitness and health are required to go on this trek. If you are new to trekking then we suggest you do a few hikes or exercise before joining the pass trek.