Call Us for Inquiry :
+977 98510 23742 (Jitendra)

Tourism Licence No. 1006/065

You are here: Home » Nepal » Trekking » Everest Trek » Everest Cho La Pass Trek 17 Days

Everest Cho La Pass Trek-17 days Cho La Pass Trek

Everest Cho La Pass Trek 17 days is a perfect trek of Everest Base camp, Gokyo Lake, Cho La pass and Kalapathar. The highlight of Cho La Pass Trek is a steep climb up to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) and Kalapatthar, the view of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu. It is a challenging trek as you need to cross the Cho La Pass above 5000 m. An adventure pass-Cho La between Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp is best trip to enjoy an outstanding nature and culture of Everest.Please email us at and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742 to know more about Everest Cho La Pass Trek. We offer a cheap basic, budget and standard Gokyo, Everest Base Camp and Cho La Pass Trek cost from $1250-$ 2050 with fixed departure dates of 2023/2024.

Trip Fact

Trek Name: Everest Cho La Pass Trek

Trek Duration: 17 Days

Trek Difficulty: Challenging

Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May

Trek Altitude: 2800m -5500m

Trek Cost: USD 1250-USD 2050

Group Size: 1 - 12 people.

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Flight/Car

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Everest Cho La Pass Trek 16 nights 17 days holidays package with price, departure dates and itinerary.

  • Everest Cho La Pass Trek
  • 17 days Itinerary
  • What Included
  • FAQs

Everest Gokyo Ri Cho la pass trek provides an opportunity to explore around the Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes. The trek gives a wonderful experience of trekking in Everest. Gokyo Valley comprises of series of crystal-clear glacial lakes which draws the attention of trekkers from all around the world. Moreover, the stunning views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,515m), Mt. Makalu (8,481m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) provides an unforgettable experience for keen and interested trekkers.

Everest Cho La Pass Trek is in Everest National Park, so Sagarmatha national park permit and TIMs card is necessary for this trek. Spring and Autumn are the best time of year for 17 days Everest Base Camp Cho La pass trek. The clear weather allows trekkers to make the most out of their days in the most enchanting spot on the planet, the Gokyo lakes. However, for trekkers want to avoid the crowds of trekkers in peak seasons, December, January, and February is also a good season but it is freezing cold.

Trekking clothing and equipment plays a vital roles to have a great trekking experience. It is not a good idea to carry lots of unnecessary items, so make sure you bring only what you need, as the trek is hard enough without an overloaded pack. You can follow the list as a basic fundamental of equipment, and some of the equipment can also hire and purchase in Kathmandu before you head towards Lukla to begin the trek.

Backpack, hiking boots, down jacket, rain/windproof jacket, camp shoes, socks, trousers, pants, thermal wear, shirts and t-shirts, gloves, hat, sunglasses, sleeping bag, water bottle and purifying tablets, trekking poles, gaiters for leg protection) , micro-spikes means mini crampons , hand sanitizer, torch, toiletries, prescriptions and medical kit. There are many shops in Kathmandu specially around the Thamel area that caters trekkers and mountaineers, and you can buy and hire everything you need there before leaving Everest Gokyo Cho La EBC trekking.

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo and Chola Pass Trek is an absolute adventure trek into the heart of the Everest region. Everest Base Camp via Gokyo-Chola Pass trekking is also a perfect choice to experience Sherpa culture, surely an adventure trip of a lifetime. Also the alpine vegetation and wildlife, glaciers, natural falls and landscapes and high pasturelands are the other highlights of Everest Cho La pass trekking in Nepal.

Everest base camp Gokyo Cho la pass trek trail ascends to the glaciers and serene lakes. The serene and calm Gokyo Lake attracts thousands of trekkers every year. Early in the morning, climb to Gokyo Ri peak offers the most fabulous views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-you, Makalu, and the Mt. Everest. We then trek to Chola pass Kalapatthar, also a popular vantage point for Everest Panorama. Finally, the Everest Base Camp offers the ultimate flavour of adventure to the trekkers.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
After arriving at Kathmandu airport, we will pick you up and drop you at your respective hotel. In the evening, trip briefing and meeting your guide and the group member.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2651 m  8km, 3 - 4 hours)
Today we will take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The route of the flight is wonderful and pretty amazing because of the dynamic views of landscape, snow-covered peaks, and hills. Reaching Lukla, we meet our crew members and then start preparation heading towards Phakding. We then descend gradually for about one hour and reach Cheplung Village. From here, you will be able to see the sacred views of Mt. Khumbila (18900 ft) which no one else try for the expedition. After some sightseeing, we will again descend gradually and reach Phakding where we stay overnight.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3438m, 11 km, 5 - 6 hours)
Today we will follow the trail throughout the pine forest to the Benkar Valley. Then we will cross the Dudh Khosi River and passed over the Chumoa to Monjo, the entrance to Everest national park. We cross the suspension bridge, pass Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers.   After some steep ascends, we will reach Namche Bazaar, largest Market in the Khumbu region, mostly inhabited by Sherpa communities. In the clear climate/whether we may see the views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse.  
Day 04: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar(3440m)
Today we will spend the whole day for acclimatization. We will visit the Namche Market. Namche Bazaar has an Internet café, so you may able to share your feelings and enjoy chatting with others.   We will visit Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, from where you will be rewarded by amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kongde and many more. As your will, we even can take a small trek to Khumjung Village (1240 ft) - one of Sherpa settlements. The trail leads us to beautiful Flora and Faunas and helps for adapting the altitude.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga/Dole(3680m, 6 km, 5-6 hours)
Today we will be climbing the Khumjung hill and will descend down to the broad valley leading the Dudh Kosi from where we turn north. We have two options for the trails. In this position, our expert Guide chooses the best trail according to weather and condition.At the altitude of 3973 m, one gets the chance to observe the beautiful chorten which descends from Mt. Khumbila at the altitude of 5761 m. Here we will visit the birthplace of reincarnated Lama Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet who introduced the Buddhist religion in the Khumbu Region. Our trails descend to Dudh Khoshi and near the river, we spend the night at Phortse Thanga.
Day 06: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4470m, 10 km, 4-5 hours)
Today we will ascend uphill to the Machermo and through the trail, we will trek the Rhododendrons forests, also pass several Waterfalls before reaching the Tonga Village. We will trek through Dhole Labarma and Luza. Luza village has a chorten which we will visit for a while. Then we reach the Machhermo.
Day 07: Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m, 7 km, 4-5 hours)
Today we will begin with climbing a ridge for a magnificent view downwards the valley to Kangtaiga and trek upwards to Cho Oyu (8153 m). Our path slowly widens as the path passes through the Phangkha, then descending to the river bank before climbing the terminated moraine of the Ngazumpa Glacier on a steep trail. We cross the iron bridge and levels out as the trail follows the valley past the first lake. At this juncture, we may able to get a chance to meet the footprints of Lama on the stone. After that at the sight of the second lake - Taboche Tsho, we will be mesmerized by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. A little ahead of the second lake, we will reach the third lake. Gokyo village is standby on the Third Lake, where Cho Oyu mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing Spectacular sight here. And after lunch, we will explore the third lake Dudh Pokhari. 
Day 08: Optional Hike to 5th Lake(6-7 hours)
Today we spend the day by acclimatization and resting with side trek of short distance. Along with that in the good weather condition, we will trek to Gokyo Ri and Fourth lake called Thonak Tsho; then after to 5th lake called Ngozumba Tsho. If we want further, we will climb the hill called scoundrels views point, located at the edge of the 5th lake, from where we get astounding views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu mountains. We also see the Cho Oyu base camp just away from a stone’s throw and views of world largest Glacier - Ngozumba. Then we trek back to Gokyo.
Day 09: Gokyo to Thagnak (4750m, 4 km, 4 - 5 hours)
Today we complete the plan which (if!) didn't fill the last day. We will be surrounded by panoramic views of mountains and the sight of sunrays of the Everest which towers over all the surrounding peaks - is astounding. We will trek through Ngazumpa Glacier and then cross along the edge of the mountain and then wander into Thagnak.
Day 10: Thagnak to Cho La pass (5367m) to Dzongla(4600m, 7 km, 7 - 8 hours)
Early in the morning, after having our breakfast - we will start our challenging trek to the Cho La Pass by steep and glacier that cross on the eastern side. The trails from Phedi climbs through the ravine and rocky steeps and while trekking through the side of the frozen lake, we reach to the top of the Pass decorated with prayer flag. We will have to pass through some crevasses before reaching Dzongla village - from where we are reward by magnificent views of Mt. Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche etc.
Day 11: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m, 6 km, 2 - 3 hours)
It will be a short trek with an abundant time to rest and relish the magnificence that environs us.  Then we climb down from Dzongla and trek over a grassy trail while relishing the sight of Lobuche peak. Our trail will curve through the wide river bed just before reaching Lobuche. 
Day 12: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364m, 13 km, 6-7 hours)
Today we will take the trails head to Everest base camp over the huge Gorak Shep lake through the Indian army Mountaineers’ memorials. Our path may be deceptive - so we have to follow the guides’ instruction very carefully. Because of the high altitude and thin air, the walk is strenuous. Then we pass through rocky dunes, moraine and stream before reaching the Everest Base Camp. After reaching base camp, we will be rewarded by the magnificent views of Mt Nuptse, Mt. Khumbutse, and Pumori. After while we will return to Gorak Shep.The sunset view from Kala Patthar is more attractive and splendid than sunrise, so we recommend for a hike to Kala Patthar.  
Day 13: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m) to Pherice (4288m,16 km, 7-8 hours)
Early in the morning, we will arrange for trek among pre-dawn darkness and cold temperatures along with chilly winds. The peaks like Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse are towered to the east even as Everest begins to Expose itself. But after reaching Kala Patthar, we will get to see the Mt. Everest with 360 degrees. After sightseeing, we will come back to Lobuche. Then after we trail to Periche and stay overnight. Members who visit Kalapatthar last day will visit Everest Base camp today and come back to Lobuche and join together for lunch and descend to Perice.   
Day 14: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar(20 km, 6 - 7 hours)
Early in the morning, we will trek down to hillside covered by dense rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the prayer-flag festooned over the Dudh Koshi River, we may come through interesting Pheasants and Himalayan goats. Our trails ultimately reach Sansa from where we can enjoy sights of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. 
Day 15: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m, 19 km, 6 - 7 hours)
Our trails to Lukla is some steeply and our unstable legs may make unbalanced - so we have to trek carefully over the rocky land. Then we cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi. After this, our trails become perfect level and natural. 
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu
Today we will come back to Kathmandu by the earliest flight. Then you will be taken to the respective hotel. After you get freshened up, as your choice - we will visit the tourist market Thamel for shopping antique. 
Day 17: Final Departure
Now our journey is going to completely end. After sharing some of the photos and after your reviews, our representative will drop you to the airport after our farewell program. You will drop 3 hrs prior to your flight.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • 3 times meals-breakfast,lunch and dinner during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing teahouse lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • An English speaking highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide and his food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek if necessary
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System, please bring 2 passport size photos for permit.
  • Government taxes and office service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Meals-lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa can get easily upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, multiple entry visa costs USD 45 for a months.
  • Any kind of drinks-alcohalic and non-alcohalic drinks.
  • Personal expenses of internet, wifi, hot shower, battery charging cost for camera.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Porter to carry your bagpack.
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Frequently Asked Questions Section

What Our Client Says