• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Sight Seeing & Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist Vehicle and Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountain Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-12

Highlights:

  • Pass over the Cho la.
  • Visit the Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar.
  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.
  • Visit Namche and Khumjung Village.
  • Visit Gokyo valley, Lake and Gokyo Ri.
  • Unforgettable views of Khumbu Ice fall.
Everest Base Camp Trek Video

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.

In a single piece, it is impossible to explain all about the location and its beauty. Explore more blogs on our website! Here are some of the most compelling reasons to book your trekking in the Cho La Pass region with us.

We are an environmentally conscious trekking business

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.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

Meet with our airport representative at the terminal gate. He will move you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free. Explore around and have some delicious dinner.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

Today, you will go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites like Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Your guide will inform you about the major events that happened in these sites. Later, in the day, you prepare for the trek.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

Today, a short 35 minutes flight will take you to Lukla. The flight will be thrilling and scenic. At Lukla, you meet with other team members and begin trekking towards Phakding village. The trail mostly follows the Dudh Koshi River and descends through forested path.

  • Walking Hours:4
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Phakding
  • Altitude:2610

After having a warm breakfast, continue trekking along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing it several times. The trail further follows Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to hundreds of flora and fauna.

The trail from national park ascends steeply and that can be tough, however, steeping your feet in beautiful Namche Bazar will make you forget the pain you had earlier.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude:3440

Today, you go on short excursions and rest to acclimate your body with the altitude. You will explore Namche Bazar and its nearby places. You can look around the village and can have a look into the daily lifestyle of the locals. You can also go on short excursion to Khumjung village and Everest View Hotel from where you can see excellent views of Himlayan Mountains.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude:3440

Continue trekking towards Tengboche along with enjoying superb views of Mt. Kantega, Kusum Kanguru, and Mt. Thamserku. The trail further, descends to a river and lead you to Phunki Tenga. From here, you ascend through lush forests of rhododendron and reach Tengboche.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tyangbuche
  • Altitude:3860

In the morning, you visit the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery. After that, begin trekking dropping down through rhododendron forest to Imja Khola. Crossing a suspension bridge, the trail move through pastures and take you to Dingboche.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dingbuche
  • Altitude:4410

This is an acclimatization day in Dingboche. Explore the village and its nearby area. You can see amazing views of north face of Ama Dablam along with Lhotse and Nuptse ridge. Go on a short hike to Nagarjan Peak or Chhukung Valley to acclimatize.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dingbuche
  • Altitude:4410

The trail moves north until you come across a stua. From here, descend to Pheriche village and cross a small wooden bridge over a river to reach Dugla. Further, ascend and reach Lobuche. You can see stunning views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Tawache, Mt. Pumori, and many other mountains.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Lobuche
  • Altitude:4910

Today, you are going to hike up to Everest Base Camp. Trekking on a rocky moraine, you descend to Gorakshep. On the way, you can see views of icy glacial pond and icebergs. After a short lunch break at Gorakshep, you continue towards the Everest Base Camp. Spend some time and trek back to Gorak Shep for night stay.

  • Walking Hours:8
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Gorekshep
  • Altitude:5364

Wake up early in the morning and hike up to the very famous Kala Patthar. Upon reaching here, you get to witness striking sunrise along with 360-degree views of Mt. Everest and other surrounding mountains. Later, you trek to Zongla.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Zongla
  • Altitude:5555

Leaving Zongla behind, you gradually ascend to Cho La Pass. The trail will be rocky and steep. Upon reaching the top, you can see wonderful views of many snow-capped mountains like Taboche, Cholatse, Baruntse, Thamserku, etc. From here, you will descend to Thangnak.

  • Walking Hours:9
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Thanaak
  • Altitude:5370

Crossing Ngozumpa Glacier on sandy shifting trail and cross second lake. From here, you will trek and reach beautiful Gokyo village. Gokyo has become something of a Himalayan resort without the crowd – at least in terms of the comfortable lodges with sun rooms, unbeatable views, excellent food, and warm stoves.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Gokyo
  • Altitude:4790

Today, you wake up early in the morning and hike to Gokyo Ri. Located just above the Gokyo village, you walk on a steep trail to reach Gokyo Ri. upon reaching here, you can see excellent views of Himalayas. Later, in the day, you trek to Machhermo for night stay.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Machhermo
  • Altitude:5365

After having breakfast, you descend to Dole. Further, the trail drops down to Phortse Tenga through lovely rhododendron forest. From here, you will ascend on step trail and descend to Kyanjoma. A short walk from here will take you to Namche Bazar.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude:3440

Following the same trail back, you trek to Lukla. Most part of the trail will be gradually descend through dense forests. From Phakding, you ascend through forested trail to reach Lukla.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Lukla
  • Altitude:2886

Another exciting flight and you reach Kathmandu. Our team member will move you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to relax and explore around.

  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1365

This day is free for you. You can do whatever you want. If you want, we can also arrange guided tours to the monuments.

  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

Today, you will fly back to your home. One of our airport representatives will take you to the airport as per your flight time and bid you our last goodbye.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Food:B

Trip Map

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 4 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.

Price & Dates

Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1950
2 - 5 US$ 1750
6 - 12 US$ 1600
Departure Note:
  • We have set date to departure the Everest Chola pass trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 12 people only so, if you are more than 12 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • Single persons are welcome to join the trek and single people have single room in Kathmandu and have to share room in the mountain lodge on trek cause of the less number of lodge and rooms available on remote mountain lodges.
  • Guaranteed dates are guaranteed to departure and we already have people booked for date.
  • Available dates are available to book and become guaranteed once you book for that date.
  • Closed dates are closed and not bookable on that date however if you are available only on that date then contact us as we may have some other alternatives.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
DatesStatusPrice FromNote  
28 Sep, 2022 - 16 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$1600

Useful Information

19 Days trek Itinerary to Everest Cho La Pass

The 19 Days trek itinerary offered by Outfitter Nepal, which includes crossing the legendary Cho La Pass, is fully customizable and can be adjusted to meet your exact requirements. If you want to change the trek's itinerary to include fewer or more days, we can construct a flexible plan for you. We can even include helicopter arrangements for you to get back to Kathmandu after you're done with the trek.

Our standard package takes you to the Everest chola pass for 19 days itinerary trek, but it can be customized to suit your needs! A sightseeing excursion can also be arranged before or after your trekking adventure. Please note that by adding more travel days, the length of the days in the itinerary package must be extended! If you want to visit additional tourist destinations like Pokhara or Chitwan, or stay in Kathmandu for a few days to enjoy the sights, the standard package's days must be extended from 19 days to any number of days you choose!

If you want to extend your trip to Nepal, we recommend having a few days on hand! The cost varies depending on the modifications made to our standard 19 Days Everest Trek package to the Cho La Pass. Outfitter Nepal, on the other hand, ensures that you get the greatest value possible!

Everest Cho La Pass Trek Cost

For a group of 12 people, the cost of the 19-days trek starts at US$ 1600. This is the cost of a standard Outfitter Nepal package. We can also adjust the package budget to meet your demands if you have a group of more than 12 people. Similarly, depending on your budget, the Cho La Pass region trek cost could range from US$ 1750 to US$ 1950 for a solo trekker or a small group of people. Please bear in mind that if you modify the hotel or meal services included in the overall standard pricing package, the trek cost will change as well.

We can upgrade your lodging options for you to a deluxe hotel room and tourist class accommodation with attached toilets even when trekking in the Everest region. Luxurious accommodation in the Everest Region can cost up to US$150 per night in places with diverse lodging options. On the other side, some accommodation services, such as twin sharing, might be fairly basic. Regardless, we will make every effort to make your trip to Cho La Pass as enjoyable as possible!

Thus, the cost of a trekking package in the Everest region varies depending on whether you want to customize your accommodations or change the itinerary! Read the pricing including and excluding parts to learn more about the services given with the standard Trek for crossing the Cho La Pass.

Best time to include Cho La Pass in the Everest region Trek?

The best months for trekking near Everest Region are three months in the spring (March, April, May) and three months in the fall (September, October, November). The clear weather allows trekkers to make the most of their days at the world's most beautiful location, the Gokyo lakes. However, for trekkers who prefer to escape the crowds during the high seasons, December, January, and February are ideal months to go.

What are the food and accommodation services in the Everest Trekking region?

The overnight stay in the teahouse/lodge makes the journey even more ironic. The old-style houses, small rooms, and common washrooms might not feel as comfortable as back in the home, but the experience you will get while spending the night like this is incomparable.

You can find quite a good variation in the menu at a lower elevation. Dishes like momo, noodles, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, pastries, coffee, tea, etc. can be found in Namche Bazar. As the elevation will increase the menu also gets limited and expensive. The meals will be served on the menu of the teahouse/lodge you will be staying in.

Because we'll be trekking at great altitudes around the world's highest peak, your body will require enough carbohydrates and proteins. On this trek, we provide simple and hygienic cuisine! Local cuisine and delicacies are significantly more hygienic, so we encourage people to eat them. Frozen supplies that take days to get reach the trails are not the best option.

What should you know about AMS?

Altitude sickness, or AMS, is one of the most common dangers while travelling at high altitudes. The most common cause of AMS is when the body fails to adjust to the lower level, which can be fatal. As a result, it is critical to take adequate precautions promptly. Acclimating at a steady rate and taking suitable acclimatization days would assist to lower the risk of acquiring AMS.

Similarly, you must stay hydrated throughout the walk; therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic beverages, which dehydrate the body. If you're planning a journey along with one of Nepal's more adventurous paths, bear the above in mind.

Do you need any permit for trekking in the Everest Region?

To trek in the Everest region which also includes Cho La Pass, you will need to secure some permits. The permissions are from the Khumbu-Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality and include Sagarmatha National Park entry permits, TIMS (Trekkers information management system) permits, and additional entry permits. Here at Outfitter Nepal, we manage all the permits for you at your convenience!

What is the basic stuff I should not forget during the Trek?

  • Trekking Boots
  • Sandals/Crocs
  • Few pairs of undergarments
  • High quality down jacket and pant
  • Thermal wears
  • T-shirts and trousers
  • Trekking pole
  • A pair of gloves
  • Woollen hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water purification tablets
  • Energy bars

Is there electricity service during Everest Region Trekking?

Electricity is accessible in Kathmandu and most of the trekking region’s settlements, allowing you to charge your camera/mobile batteries. However, in case of unavailability, we recommend having spare batteries on hand.

What kind of trekking arrangements do we provide?

We operate solo, private as well as group departures to the Everest region. Trekking base camp on your own can be a very delightful experience that offers complete privacy, freedom, and even cost-effectiveness. We are okay with however you would want to trek!

We have set departure dates for your trek to the Cho La Pass region - 19 days in 2022 and 2023. You can join one of our groups or create a private trek if you have a group.

Similarly, for those who want to trek at their speed, we also offer a solo journey that incorporates Cho La Pass. The price we offer for the trek is only valid for our set departure dates. If you alter the trek itinerary, the price will change. Anything that works for you.

FAQs

  • Q1. Do I need a porter during the trek?

    Well, if you have packed lightly, then a porter is not necessary. However, if your bags weigh more than 10kg, imagine how difficult crossing the Cho La Pass would be, that too at such a high altitude with that huge weight on your soldiers. Thus, hiring a porter would make your trip much easier!

    • We understand our clients' expectations and have never failed to meet or exceed them. On our Trip Advisor and Review pages, you may read what our prior customers have to say about us.
    • We provide competent native trekking guides and porters for Nepal trekking and peak climbing in the Himalayan areas of Everest and other locations.
    • Client safety and security are extremely important to us. Thus, we go to great efforts to ensure that our visitors have a memorable experience in Nepal's Himalayan regions. Our English-speaking Professional Local Trekking Guides are well-educated and versatile. The porters are also physically fit. The guides are government-licensed and well-trained. We take Everest Region trekking seriously while still making it entertaining!
    • We have fixed departure dates and never let our customers down!
  • Because it brings you to a secluded location, the Cho La Pass route does not contain an ATM. Namche is home to the Everest Region's final ATM service. There are no ATMs after Namche. As the hike begins in Namche, make sure you have enough money to get there.

  • The weather in Lukla can be unpredictable, especially during the monsoon season (June to September). So, you'll need to set aside a few days in case your flight is delayed or, worse case, canceled! You have two choices: either wait for your flight the next day, which is scheduled to depart at the end of the day, or hire a helicopter service! It's important to keep in mind that if the weather is especially bad, the helicopter may not even take off!

  • Keep in mind that the weather in the Himalayas, especially in the upper reaches of the climb, is notoriously fickle. Extreme cold, rain, and, in the worst-case scenario, snow may be encountered at the trek's higher elevations. Make sure you're ready to deal with unforeseen circumstances. In addition, even if you're trekking in the summer, we recommend taking extra clothing and weather protection to deal with unexpected weather.

    The weather is typically fine and constant during the peak season. Despite this, the temperature drops dramatically and unpredictably at night. When trekking in this area, bring plenty of layers and warm inner gear because temperatures below freezing can be exceedingly painful.

    The weather can also cause a delay in the trek's outset. The only way to get to the Everest region in a short amount of time is to fly to Lukla. As a result, severe weather frequently causes the early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to be canceled. For a plane to successfully land at the Lukla airport, the weather must be favorable. If you're hiking in the Everest region, you should allow for a few extra days to complete your journey and ensure that it runs properly.

  • It's important to remember that this is not a five-star holiday. This hike will take you over a high pass with a height of nearly 5,000 meters. Therefore, physical and mental fitness is required for this expedition. Hence, experienced trekkers with prior Himalayan trekking experience are best suited for this expedition. If this is your first time trekking in the Himalayas, we suggest beginning with easier treks in the Everest or Annapurna regions.

    The walk to the Cho La Pass takes 19 days and spans 14 days into the Himalayas. On average, this excursion will take you to walk five to six hours per day. We're confident you'll be able to complete this activity if you believe you have the stamina to do so.

  • In general, money is required for trekking in the Everest region. Is it possible to travel on a shoestring budget? The answer is simply no. All essential fees are included in the package if you booked your trip through a travel company or agency. Carry extra cash, however, for products like additional beverages not included in the bundle, chocolates, additional clothing, and so on. You should also avoid utilizing ATMs and other forms of cash transactions in the banking system. Because the region has a restricted number of banks and ATMs, this is the case. It is also best to bring money from Kathmandu than to withdraw money from the Everest region.

  • Remember to eat a well-balanced meal in addition to drinking water. The meals and lodging in the Everest region are among the best on the planet. Tea shops and hotels offer a wide range of menu options from which to choose. Keep a safe space between you and the meat. Donkeys and porters convey meat, resulting in stale and unhealthy meals. During your time in upper settlements, it's best to stay away from it. Instead, choose vegetarian food that is mostly fresh and nutritious. In addition to a well-balanced diet, remember to bring some energy-boosting chocolate bars with you. Many people believe that packing chocolate is valuable, although, it may not appear to be so.

  • Whether you plan your trek in advance on the internet or after you arrive in Nepal through a local company is entirely up to you. Numerous trekking companies in Kathmandu offer Everest climbs, and making a reservation with one of them is simple. However, we recommend that you plan your journey ahead of time so that you can travel with confidence after booking and organizing your trek before arriving in Nepal.

    When you plan and book your trip ahead of time, the company handles everything from airport transfers to hotel accommodations in Kathmandu, flights to Lukla, permits, and route housing, as well as guides and porters.

  • The Cho La Pass trek will take you at least 19 days to complete, including at least 14 days of trekking. Thus, the budget will be large, as projected. Depending on whether you are hiking solo or in a company, the trekking budget typically ranges from US$ 1600 to US$ 1950. Furthermore, in addition to the cost of the trekking package, you should bring some extra cash with you just in case!

  • Yes, there are plenty of hot showers available on the path. The Everest region, on the other hand, is quite chilly, especially at higher altitudes. As a result, it's best not to take too many showers during the hike. Showers should be taken only a few times in low-altitude zones like Namche, Dingboche, and Lukla. You should be aware that taking hot showers costs money.

  • Normally, a porter may carry weights weighing between 22 and 25 kg. If you're in a group of two, the porter can each carry up to 12kg. We also recommend that you bring a small backpack with you to store your valuables and anything that you don't want to go through the inconvenience of repacking in your luggage.

  • Tipping is very acceptable and expected when trekking in Nepal. It is customary to tip your guide and porter if you have hired them. Make sure you tip your tour operator at least 10-15% of the entire amount you spent!

  • Yes, Wi-Fi is available in most of the guest houses/lodges along the Everest trails (apart from in a few remote sites), however, it will cost you money. It is not guaranteed, and it may or may not operate at all times, therefore, it is better if you do not rely on it.

  • The best approach to secure your safety in the trek region is to hire an expert guide. We always advise picking certified, licensed guides at Outfitter Nepal! A knowledgeable guide will be familiar with the path as well as the local weather patterns, as well as how to react to them. A trained guide should also be familiar with first aid and the appropriate measures in the event of an emergency. Plus, they are also quite knowledgeable regarding the local customs and traditions, which will enrich your experience further!

  • The planes that fly to Lukla are small, with a maximum weight of 15 kg per person, including main luggage and carry-on luggage. You should be able to limit your luggage to no more than 10 kg. You can pay an extra fee to carry a few pounds more, but this isn't guaranteed because extra luggage is only offered when space is available.

  • Cho La Pass Trek is one of the most beautiful routes in the Everest region. This popular trek will take trekkers from all over the world through traditional Sherpa communities, passing through a variety of vegetation including pine and hemlock woods at lower elevations; fir, birch, juniper, and rhododendron forests at mid-elevations; and scrub and alpine plants at higher elevations.

    Stunning vistas of the world's tallest peaks such as Cho you (8,153m), Everest (8848m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Makalu, and Lhotse (8,501m) will capture you during the trek. And you'll journey through the region's heart, Namche Bazaar (3440m), as well as Khumjung Valley, Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo, and Gokyo Ri, before crossing Cho La Pass at 5330m. The journey concludes at Everest Base Camp after traveling via Gorak Shep. The magnificent close view of the majestic Everest (8848m) from Kala Patthar, which means "black rock" in Nepali, is an incredible vantage location.

  • At least 14 trekking days are included in a standard 19-day Cho La Pass trip. And, while there are numerous ways to begin the journey, the most convenient is to fly to Lukla. Some people choose to travel by jeep to Jiri or Phaplu, which adds more hiking days to their plan. It takes about 14 days from Lukla to complete your Cho La Pass and return to Lukla. You can, however, lengthen the length of your stay by adding more acclimatization days.

  • One thing to bear in mind is that you will have to cross a glacier before reaching or crossing the Cho La Pass on the journey. This glacier will take approximately 40 minutes to cross and will be terrifying and difficult since you will be traveling through melting ice that is becoming increasingly thin. You must traverse this glacier before 10 a.m. to avoid this, as the ice melts as the sun rises.

    For roughly 2 weeks, if not longer, you will have to walk for an average of six hours per day. The itinerary includes landslide-affected areas, steep trails, and terrifying terrains. Climbs are arduous, and glaciers add to the trek's difficulty. Crossing the glaciers is perilous. You'll have to walk on the ice, and if you do it later in the day, the warm weather may cause the ice to break.

  • Before packing your bags and travelling to the Himalayas, we strongly advise you to practice and prepare thoroughly for the trek. We propose doing cardio-related exercises and going for daily walks around your city.

    On this excursion, you will gain between 300 and 700 meters in height each day. From Lukla, at 2,840 meters, you'll hike to the Cho La Pass, which is above 5000 meters. Thus, high altitude sickness is a significant concern on this expedition. Make sure your body and mind can handle the difference in elevation. If you've never hiked before, begin with a lower-altitude hike to get a feel for the terrain before taking on this task.

  • The trek to Cho La Pass, which is located above 5000 meters above sea level and requires 14 total trekking days out of the 19-day journey, is unquestionably arduous. "How fit should I be?" is a question we hear from every one of our trekkers before they set out on their journey. "How should we prepare for the Pass trek?" says the group. Is there any kind of preparation required for a journey in the Everest region?

    To address these concerns, there is no set or scheduled training course for completing the Cho La pass trail, and it may vary for different tourists based on where they reside if they have frequent climbing or trekking access, and the elevation in their region.

  • If you need to stay in touch with family, friends, or employers while on the journey, Everest Link Wifi cards are the best alternative. It's a single internet connection that works in all of the communities, including Gorakshep and Gokyo, as well as on the Cho La Pass Trek for the most part. If you only want to check your emails and not use the internet at higher altitudes, you can pick between NCell and NTC.

  • NCell and NTC both have counters outside the Kathmandu Airport arrival terminal. In Thamel's shops, SIM cards are also available. If you forget to buy one in Kathmandu, you can obtain one in Lukla or Namche Bazaar at a slightly higher price.

  • Yes, except for some extremely remote locations, some mobile networks cover the region. We suggest getting both NTC and NCell prepaid SIM cards. The network gets a bit sketchy in high-altitude regions but it works in most places!

  • To suggest you couldn't get free WI-FI service would be unfair. On the lower sections of the route, such as Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, and Namche Bazaar, some hotels provide free Wi-Fi, but most charge a fee. In Lukla and Namche Bazaar, restaurants, on the other hand, offer free Wi-Fi to entice customers. The internet speed in the hotels, however, cannot be guaranteed due to the high volume of customers.

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