• 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 Mountian Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-12

Highlights:

  • You pass over the Cho la.
  • You visit the Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar.
  • You have Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • You have Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.
  • You visit Namche and Khumjung Village.
  • You visit Gokyo valley, Lake and Gokyo Ri.
  • You have unforgettable views of Khumbu Ice fall.
  • You see the high Himalayan views.

About Everest Cho La Pass Trek

Everest Cho La Pass Trek adds a zest of additional adventure in the regular Everest Base Camp Trek by letting you cross one of the high passes of the Khumbu region, Cho La Pass.

Everest Cho La Pass Trek 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 exception landscape views. Not only this, but Everest Cho La Pass trek also takes to the picturesque Gokyo Valley.

You get to spend a night in 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.

Everest Cho La Pass Trek 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 glacieres, stunning ice fall, artistic monasteries, colorful prayer flags, ancient stupas, rich culture, and unique lifestyle of the locals, all of these makes Everest Cho La Pass Trek a lifetime journey.

The Everest Cho La Pass Trek offer 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 things 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 Treks & Expedition. We run both private and group treks and is flexible to customize itinerary as per your need.

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

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.

  • Food:Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

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.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 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.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 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.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 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.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tyangbuche
  • Altitude:3867

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.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dingbuche
  • Altitude:4240

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.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dingbuche
  • Altitude:4240

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.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Lobuche
  • Altitude:4900

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.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Gorekshep
  • Altitude:5330

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.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 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.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Thanaak
  • Altitude:5300

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 sunrooms, unbeatable views, excellent food, and warm stoves.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Gokyo
  • Altitude:4700

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.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Machhermo
  • Altitude:5480

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.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Namche Bazaar

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.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Lukla

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:Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

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:Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

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:Breakfast

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

Price Menu
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 person: 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  
04 Mar, 2020 - 22 Mar, 2020AvailableUS$1600
10 Mar, 2020 - 28 Mar, 2020AvailableUS$1600
16 Mar, 2020 - 03 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$1600
22 Mar, 2020 - 09 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$1600
28 Mar, 2020 - 15 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$1600

Useful Information

Things you should know before going on Everest Cho La Pass Trek

Everest Cho La Pass Trek itinerary

Everest Cho La Pass Trek begins with a stimulating flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. From here, following the classic Sagarmatha National Park route, you reach Namche Bazar. From here, you pass by several beautiful villages and reach Everest Base Camp. The trail then further ascends to Kala Patthar Viewpoint and head towards Cho La Pass. Traversing in the stunning Gokyo Valley, you then descend to Lukla.

Everest Cho La Pass Trek difficulty

Cho La 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 Everest Cho La Pass Trek.

Best time to go on Everest Cho La Pass Trek

Spring (March to May) and autumn (October to November) is the best time to go on Everest Cho La Pass Trekking. Clear sky, stable weather, and moderate climate make the journey fantastic. Likewise, the region gets boomed up with beautiful colorful flowers.

Food & Accommodation during Everest Cho La Pass Trek

The overnight stay in the teahouse/lodge makes the journey even more ironic. The old-style houses, small rooms, and common washrooms might not be comfortable to hear, 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 by the menu of teahouse/lodge you will be staying in.

Things you will get to see & experience during the Everest Cho La Pass Trek

Thrilling flight to Lukla

A short 35 minutes flight will take you to the starting point of the Three High Passes Trek, Lukla. The flight will be thrilling and scenic. You get to see the first glimpse of the Himalayas during the flight.

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.

Spend the night in the biggest Sherpa residence area, 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 of modern facilities like Wifi, cafes, libraries, etc are available here. Also, do visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.

Visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, 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.

Cross Cho La 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. Cho La Pass adds the perfect zest of thrill and challenge in the entire journey.

Explore the Everest Base Camp

The lap of the world's highest mountain, Everest Base Camp is a dream destination of thousands of travelers. Reaching this place is a big achievement that once 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.

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 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.

Spend a couple of nights in charming Gokyo village

Gokyo village is one of the most beautiful villages, where you will spend the night in the Khumbu region. Located in stunning Gokyo Valley, Gokyo village presents a calm and peaceful environment. Even though you will see fellow trekkers during the peak season, still, the atmosphere here is divine.

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 color of the lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains under the bright blue sky is mesmerizing to see. Moreover, this lake has also huge importance to Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims.

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