Trip Facts

durationTrip Duration 18 Days
regionRegion Everest Treks
countryCountry Nepal
groupsizeGroup Size 1 To 15 Person
seasonBest Season Spring and Autumn
altitudeMax Altitude 5545M
difficult-icon Difficult Trekking is both moderate and difficult. Altitude you reach is around 4000-5500 meters. Hike about 6 hours per day and requires to be physically fit and acclimatization is required.

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Cho La Pass Trek Overview

Numerous hikers dream achievements of trekking to Nepal-reaching the highest mountain in the world-Mount Everest base camp.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp has become the most popular route for mountain expeditions in Nepal. But outside the Everest Base Camp, there are many hidden roads and secrets waiting for us to explore, one of which is Gokyo Lake.

If you are willing to add an extra three days, it is very easy to add this spectacular lake tour to the itinerary of the Everest Base Camp. It will be very beneficial to make a difficult hike through Cholo pass.

Summit Of Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar Hiking is Amazing:

Gorakshep Village
Gorakshep Village with Mt. Everest South Cool

From Gokyo Valley, the ascent to Gokyo Ri top And From Gorakshep to Kalapatthar Summit are anything from a stroll.
Few Travellers not suggesting it’s difficult, but reaching the pinnacle is an enjoyable rush. Trekker’s minds had to process the summit’s appearance for a second.

Not one, not two, but all the prominent summits of our Greater Himalayas were directly in front of Trekkers, within touching reach.

Fewers irritated them. Everest, Cholatse, Amadablam, Makalu, as well as Cho Oyu, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Thamserku, Tabuche, and the Island peak. These mountains rose to 7,000 meters and were fascinating scenes.

Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth as well as Nepal Himalayas, was directly in front of the Hikers when They moved their head to the other side. Then, almost as the icing on the cake, came our all-time favorites Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse. Cho Oyu, Changri, and Kwongde were to the left.

Trekkers stood frozen in place for a considerable amount of time.

Tourists have witnessed stunning mountain views on prior trips. But never before were they so numerous, so near, and so clearly visible.

Trip Highlights:

  • Acute Mountain Sickness friendly itinerary.
  • High suspension Hanging Bridges.
  • 5 nights attached bathroom with a hot shower in lodges.
  • Explore Local Sherpa Culture and tradition with Tibetan Buddhism and practice.
  • 2-night acclimatization before heading Everest Base Camp.
  • Dramatic take on/off in Lukla gateway to Everest Base Camp.
  • The highest Base camp of highest Mountain (roof of the world).
  • Heart-touching view of Mount Everest (8848) Sunrise and Sunset from Kala Pathar(5545m).
  • Hygiene meals every day and Comfortable Accommodation.
  • Closest view of the Himalayas and glacier lakes on the route to Everest Base Camp.
  • Minimum 15 years experience local guide and porter.

How is the scenery of the Chola pass trek?

When trekking through the mountains of Nepal, you cannot miss the scenery there. In other words, every hike has its own scenery and experience.

Hiking to the Everest Base Camp, you will pass by local villages, visit Tyangboche Monastery, walk through the forest, and admire 4 of the highest peaks in the world, including Cho Oyu(8201m), Lhotse(8516m), Makalu, and Mount Everest(8848m). On Lake Gokyo, you can see a peaceful view of a relatively untouched place, passing through forgotten valleys, traditional villages, impressive glaciers, and of course, peaceful mountain lakes.

Bird View on Cho Lass Trekking
Bird View on Cho Lass Trekking

Gokyo Lake is composed of six spectacular glacial lakes with an altitude between 4700 meters and 5000 meters, making it one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. From these sparkling turquoise lakes, you can see amazing panoramic views of more than 8,000-meter-high peaks, including Mount Everest from Gokyo RI.

Trekking itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) and transfer to hotel (15 minutes driving).

Day 2. Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)(6 hours sightseeing).

Day 3. Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek from Lukla to Chheplung(2660m)- Ghat(2492m)- Chhuthawa(2591m)-to Phakding (2,610m/8,8562ft) {9 kilometer 3 to 4 hours trek}.

Day 4. Trek from Phakding to Zamfute(2730m) to Toktok(2750m)- Benkar(2630m) to Monjo(2835m) to Jorsalle(2740m)to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 12 kilometers, 5 to 6 hours trek.

Day 5. Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (day hike to Everest viewpoint (3880m). The world’s highest point star hotel.

Day 6. Trek from Namche to Kyangjuma (3550m) to Mongla to Phortsethanga(3680m) to Tongba(3950m)to Dole (4200m/13,776ft), 7 kilometers, 5 to 6 hours trek.

Day 7. Trek from Dole to Lhabarma(4330m) to Luza(4360m) to Machharmo (4470m/ 14,663ft), 4 kilometers, 4 to 5 hours trek.

Day 8. Trek from Machharmo to Pangla (4480m) to Longpongo (4720m) to Gokyo (4790m/15,744ft), 6.8 kilometers, 3 to 4 hours trek.

Day 9. Rest and buffer day at Gokyo. Day hike to Gokyo RI for seeing Everest’s best view.

Day 10. Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m/17,483ft), and trek to Thaknak (4750m/15580ft), 8 kilometers, 6 to 7 hours trek.

Day 11. Trek to Cho-la Pass (5367m/17604ft) to Dzongla (4,850m/15908ft), 5-6 hrs. walk, 9.5 kilometers.

Day 12. Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4920m/16,929ft), 3 hours trek, 4 kilometer.

Day 13. Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) and Gorakshep, 5 to 6 hrs. trek, 11.4 kilometers.

Day 14. Kalapatthar (5,550m/18,204ft) hike and stroll back to Dingboche (4,358m/14,295 ft.), 7-8 hours trek, 8 kilometers.

Day 15. Trek to Namche (3,440m/12684ft), 8 hours trek, 22 kilometers.

Day 16. Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 8-9 hours trek, 19.8 kilometers.

Day 17. Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft.)(30-minute flight).

Day 18. Departure your trip or extend your trip to Kathmandu with an add-in cost.

Cho La Pass Trek Itinerary

Walking Hours: 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1300M/4264FT

Welcome to Kathmandu- the city of temples and the Himalayan country capital. During your arrival in Nepal, only one international airport(Tribhuvan International Airport) TIA.

Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions representative pick you up from the arrival gate and transfer you to your respective hotel. In the evening we will transfer to you to welcome Nepali cuisine in a typical Nepali Restaurant with a free live cultural dance show.

Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

Walking Hours: 6 Hours Sightseeing

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1350M

After the first breakfast in Nepal today we will start a guided tour around 9 am morning. In the beginning.

We will start from the Biggest holy site for Hindus (Pashupatinath Temple) where you can explore clusters of temples and can see the cremation system in Nepal for Hinduist people.

At the bank of the Bagmati river, we will observe the cremation. Then we will head to another point called the Biggest stupa in the world”Boudhnath” and surrounding many monasteries.

Then we can have lunch there. After a day tour to Boudhnath, we will go to Kathmandu Durbar Square( Old Royal Palace. There you can see Living Goddess Kumari and other 14th to 17th-century clusters of the temple.

Finally, our last sightseeing point is Swyambhunath Temple or Stupa is also a Monkey temple called by tourists. Then today our World Heritage sightseeing tour is complete.

We will drop you at the hotel. In the evening we will brief you about trekking and introduce you to your trekking guide. Then we prepare and check your trekking gear

Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

Walking Hours: 20 Minutes Drive, 45 Minutes Flight And 3 To 4 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2652m/8700 FT

After enjoying the city breakfast we will drive to Tia Airport and fly to Lukla. The left seat on a tiny airstrip will be better to see majestic mountain views.

After landing you will meet your porter and give your luggage. Then we will have lunch depending on our flight time.

After rest, in Lukla, we will follow the Dudh Koshi river with some bridges till Phakding trekking for 3 hours.

Overnight at Phakding.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3440M/11283FT

Distance: 12KM

After breakfast, our second-day trekking starts after crossing the suspension bridge in Phakding. then we will follow the banks of the Dudhkoshi river several times.

We can enjoy walking in the river view and hills after 3 hours we will reach Monjo the Sagarmatha National park entrance gate.

We will prepare or check our national park permit and will take lunch at Jorsalle just 15 minutes walk down from Monju.

After lunch, we will trek gradually flat and uphill until Everest’s rest point where we can see the first time Mt. Everest. Then we will trek uphill to Namche.

Overnight at Namche.

Walking Hours: 4 Hours Hiking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3540M

We are at a high altitude already. According to altitude symptoms after 3000. We will acclimatize today and explore Namche the gateway of Everest and the capital of the Khumbu region.

Either you can go to Sherpa Museum to explore sherpa culture and tradition today or You can go to Everest View Hotel (the highest-star altitude hotel in the world).

From the Everest view hotel, you can see the majestic view of numerous snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, and Kwong-de. You can enjoy some rest and coffee there. Then you can go to Khumjung and Khunde green village.

This village is also called the House of Climbers. Many Mountain Climbers live and borning this village. Also called Hilary village and one Khumjung Museum. You can see the head of the yeti according to the Khumjung people.

Then you can visit Hillary’s school and go to Khumde. Finally, after visiting Khumde hospital, we will have lunch and back to Namche. If we are on Saturday there will be a Saturday market we can explore around.

Stay overnight at Namche.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 4200m/13776ft

Distance: 7 KM

After one day of acclimatization at Namche our trekking, today heading throws the Gokyo trail. We will be trekking gradually uphill and flat till Sanasa with a magnificent view of Giant snow mountain ranges.

Our trek ascends to the left side whereas the normal Everest base camp trekkers go to the right side. We will go uphill to Monglaand downhill to Phortsethanka. After lunch there we will trek further uphill to dole.

Overnight at Dole.

Walking Hours: 4 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 4470M/14663FT

Distance: 4.1 KM

Today trekking is very easy, we will ascend after breakfast to the hillside and valley and a river comes from Gokyo. After 4 hours of slow and regular walks, we reach Machhermo.

In the afternoon we will visit the Himalayan Rescue Association(HRA) for a free altitude talk.

Overnight at Machhermo.

Walking Hours: 4 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 4800m/15744ft

Distance: 6.8 KM

Today after breakfast we will head uphill and can see the gorgeous Himalayan peaks including Khangtega and Cho Oyu(8201m). We will walk through the NgaZumpa Glacier and numerous ascending and descending routes.

On the way, we will reach the second lake also called Longpongpa at 4690m. Enjoy some moments with a lake view and then continue to trek to the third lake also called Gokyo lake.

We will stay overnight at Gokyo at the banks of Gokyo Lake.

Walking Hours: 4 Hours Hiking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 5330M/17483FT

Today will be full rest at Gokyo lake or You have to Chace to explore around Gokyo. Like, go to the fifth lake via the Fourth lake.

This place is popular to give you an excellent view of Mt. Everest And Cho-Oyu. You can see Cho-Oyu Base camp and Ngazumpa Glacier.

Overnight at Gokyo Lake.

Walking Hours: 4 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 4750m/15580ft

Distance: 8 KM

In the morning we will hike to Gokyo RI to explore a breathtaking view of the sunrise in the Himalayas including Mt. Everest and plenty of Peaks. These will be unforgettable lifetime memories in your trekking around the top of more than 5000m.

After having a great memory and stroll back we will back to Gokyo. Breakfast and trek through the Zangmala Glazier until Thaknak.

Overnight at Thagnak.

Walking Hours: 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 4850M/15908FT

Distance: 9.5KM

Today is one of the most difficult days in our trekking period. Because we must pass or cross Chola to enjoy the Everest Base Camp. The pass is not so difficult but because of high altitude and glaciers make it is hard.

It takes 4 hours to reach Chola pass. after capturing the amazing view of the Mountain inside your camera and memory we will trek down to Dzongla.

Overnight at Dzongla.

Walking Hours: 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 5160M / 16929FT

Distance: 15.4KM

After the delightful Chola-pass, we continue heading our trekking to Everest base camp through the moraine of Glacier. We can observe the view of Kalapatthar and Pumori. During your trekking, you can see Nuptse in front of you.

After lunch at Gorakhshep if you like to see Sunset you can hike to Kalapatthar for a sunset view in the Himalayas. The trail to Kalapatthar is rocky and best view of glaciers and mountains.

Overnight at Gorakshep in higher elevation.

Walking Hours: 4 To 5 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 5170M

Distance: 11.4KM

Today is the most beautiful day because we will reach our target destination. After breakfast at a high altitude, we will be heading to Everest Base camp the moment you dreamed of before.

We can see the imagination and dream view of Mt. Pumori, Lingren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Everest south cool, Nuptse, and other mountains. But remember that from Everest Base Camp you can not see Everest. Can you believe it?

After the Everest base camp treks you believe. You can see the Khumbu glaciers and icefalls. Then after this picturesque view we back to Gorakshep for our stay.

Overnight at Gorakshep.

Walking Hours: 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 4358m/14295ft

Distance: 8KM

Early morning before breakfast our journey leads to the Kalapatthar-most beautiful place of our trekking for a sunrise view of Himalayan peaks.

In front of Pumori, Kalapatthar is a small rocky hill but the summit to the top of Kalapatthar is also a challenge for lots of trekkers. After 2 hours of the difficult hike, we will reach Kalapatthar.  Many trekkers can enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view of the Everest region mountains.

Like Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest South cool, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum Kangaru, Kwong-de, Cholatse, Tabuche peak, Lobuche, Gyachungkang, and numerous snow-capped Himalayan vistas makes you to living there lifetimes.

Everest from Kalapatthar looks Amazing. Then after viewing of Khumbu glacier, you trek back to Gorakshep and take breakfast. Then journey back to Dingboche.

Overnight at Dingboche.

Walking Hours: 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 3440M

Distance: 22KM

Today was also a long day of our trekking. After breakfast, we can enjoy the view of the Island peak, and Amadablem. Dingboche is a famous place to pass Khonglama and climb to the Island peak.

Also acclimatization for normal base camp trekkers. After there we will down to Somare, Pangboche, and Tyangboche. Pangboche and Tyangboche are famous for their Ancient Monasteries.

Tyangboche Monastery is the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. many monks are praying and meditating in the morning and evening time. After a walk around and lunch at Tyangboche, we will trek down to Phungithanga and cross the bridge. We will uphill trek to Sanasa where we went join the trek from Gokyo lake.

We continue to trek back to Namche with a flat and some downhill. on the way possible to see Himalayan Thar, Deer, and other animals if you are lucky.

Overnight at Namche.

Walking Hours: 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude: 2800m/9186ft

Distance: 19.8KM

After breakfast at Namche, we will follow downhill with Lush green scenery. We cross lots of suspension bridges, Pass the Everest national park gate, Numerous villages, farmland, and terraces, and uphill, downhill. We will reach Lukla around 4 pm.

Then we will confirm the ticket to go back to Kathmandu the next day. At night you can invite a guide and porter for your success/celebration party of Chola pass and Everest base camp trek.

Overnight at Lukla – Last day of Mountain

Walking Hours: 40 Minutes Flight And 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1300M/4264FT

After completing the Everest base camp and Chola pass trekking today morning we can enjoy this time last mountain breakfast and head to Lukla airport to fly back to Kathmandu. After 35 minutes of the flight, our guide transfers you to your hotel and you can relax today.

In the evening one of our mission Himalaya treks and expeditions representatives will meet you to share your experience with your trek. Then he will give you a certificate from our company for the succession Of Everest base camp and Chola pass trek.

Overnight at Kathmandu luxury hotel.

Walking Hours: 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: None

After completing your journey with us today you can enjoy breakfast in the Kathmandu hotel freely. We can go last minutes shopping for your friend’s family and yourself.

According to your departure time, one of the Mission Himalaya treks And Expeditions representatives will drop you at the airport 3 hours prior to the flight according to your check-in time and Nepal airport rule.

We will wish you a nice flight and go back to your sweet home. Hope to see you again for other adventure activities with your family, relatives, and friends.

Overnight at your own sweet home.

Cho La Pass Trek Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle including before and after the trek.
  • Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek as per the itinerary.
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with up to 3 cups of hot drinks) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu including for the guide) with all applicable taxes.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance.
  • Strong, experienced, porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) with all meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant in Kathmandu (Optional).
  • All government and local taxes, company service charges.
  • Nepalese visa fee, International air tickets, travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns or late departures than scheduled program).
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.).
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).

Cho La Pass Trek Map

Cho La Pass Trek Map

Cho La Pass Trek Support

Required experienced and physical condition:

According to the categorized trekking Chola pass and Everest Base Camp, trekking is considered one of the most difficult popular trekking in the world. Although this trek is difficult some of the successes to complete the whole trekking of them will suffer completely high altitude and pain. It is the most popular trekking in the world because of this hundreds of trekkers trek every day during the high season of trekking.

The trekkers who can afford a 6-7 hours walk every day up and downhill can complete this trek.  We suggest the trekkers exercise and jog every day for at least 30 days prior to starting this trek Chola pass and EBC.

This trek is easy for those trekkers who have experience in trekking high-altitude environments. Big technical issues are not necessary for this trek. If you have a blood disease, lung, and heart problem please consult with your doctor and inform us before booking this trek.

MHTAE suggests you bring knee support. Is training makes this trek much easier than the people who come without training? Altitude is the focus reason for this trek is difficult because above 5000 m will make it tourists hard to breathe as well.

Trekking is an adventure sport. Based on the difficulty of the routes, it requires high motivation and previous experiences. Some of the treks in Nepal are suitable only for highly experienced trekkers whereas some routes are suitable for novice trekkers as well. An average fit person with regular training can do most of the treks. Please consult with us if you are concerned about your fitness level.

Altitude Sickness

Most trekking routes in Nepal are in high altitudes above 3500 meters which are part of the high altitude. Trekking at a high altitude is a serious activity, especially for those without previous high-altitude experiences. Drinking lots of water and ascending slowly by catching your breath regularly helps a lot to fight altitude sickness, however, there is no bulletproof plan to prevent altitude sickness at all.

Meals on the Trek:

Cho La Pass Trek Meal
Cho La Pass Trek Meal

During your trekking period, we will provide all the meals but only breakfast will be given in Kathmandu. Depending on your international flight time we will provide you with a farewell or welcome dinner in a typical Nepali local restaurant with a cultural dance show.

During your trek breakfast and dinner will be taken in the lodges where you sleep overnight but lunch takes in the middle of the trekking period. Indian, Italian, Nepalese, and continental food is the choices in the trekking menu provided by the tea houses. Noodles, soups, handmade bread, rice items, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, and potatoes are available in the mountains.

These meals are prepared after your order. In most of the places, meats are also available but we recommend you not to take them as they are not fresh. Sometimes unhealthy food affects your body and trekking.

Do not expect western meals as you take in the city and in your home. We give you full freedom to select your preferred meals from the menu provided by the lodges. The food and raw materials are locally prepared and taste different from the city.

Our trek includes meals on the trek prepared by the lodges means we do not need to carry food for all the major trekking routes of Nepal. Most lodge-based treks offer foods prepared in the lodges locally however it’s recommended to carry some energy bars and other quick bites as some camps might be longer than the usual waking hours.

Accommodation During the trek:

You will be staying at 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trekking period. All accommodations are on a twin-sharing basis. However, the single supplement will be provided at your request and will be an additional cost. But during the trekking period, a single supplement will be given if there and available in the lodges.

Some lower elevations can be fine but the upper elevation might be difficult to give a single room. The accommodation in the city might be two single beds or 1 king-size big bed. If a guest has a special performance for the room selection please feel free to inform MHTAE.

We will try to provide you with a special appropriate room during your stay in Nepal. Numerous lodges provided blankets in the rooms but we suggest you bring your own sleeping bag.

During the whole trek, you will be accommodated in lodges no need for camping and a tent. Please do not expect high-standard rooms during your trekking period. If you are a single traveler in the higher elevation you need to share the room with another single trekker like you (same-sex).

In case we are not able to provide you single supplement we will refund your single supplement charge. We hope you understand the situation of trekking places. Please do not expect high-standard luxury lodges, you are in a remote place. They offer basic rooms for accommodation.

Cho La Pass Trek FAQ'S


Shower facilities can be limited during the Gokyo Lake and EBC trek. Some teahouses and lodges along the trail may have hot shower facilities, but they can be scarce and may not be available in all locations. It’s best to inquire about shower facilities when booking your accommodations and to come prepared with a quick-drying towel and personal hygiene items.

It’s important to keep in mind that the primary focus of the trek is to experience the stunning natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region, and that showers may not always be available or may not meet Western standards. It’s best to be prepared for limited or inconsistent access to showers and to embrace the experience of living more simply and being in closer connection with the natural environment.


Wifi availability at Chola Pass trek can be limited and unreliable. The trek takes you through remote mountain areas, where access to Wi-Fi, cell phone signal, and other modern amenities can be limited or non-existent. Most teahouses and lodges along the trail do not have Wi-Fi, and even if they do, the quality and reliability can be poor.

It’s best to expect limited connectivity while on the trek and to come prepared with offline resources and backup battery packs for your devices. This can also be an opportunity to disconnect and fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural experiences of the trek.


The use of microspikes during the Chola Pass trek can be helpful in providing additional traction and stability on snow and ice-covered terrain. The Chola Pass can be covered in snow and ice during the winter months, making it necessary to have appropriate gear and equipment for safe navigation. Microspikes can be especially helpful in reducing the risk of slipping and falling on snow-covered or icy sections of the trail.

It’s important to check with your guide or local trekking agency to determine the current conditions of the trail and to find out if microspikes are recommended or required. Some trekkers choose to bring crampons instead of microspikes, depending on the conditions and the experience level of the group.

In general, it’s always best to come prepared with appropriate gear and equipment for the conditions you will encounter on the trail, including appropriate footwear, clothing, and navigation equipment. With proper preparation, the Chola Pass trek can be a safe and rewarding experience.


There is no specific average age group for trekkers on the Chola Pass trek. The trek is accessible to a wide range of ages, from young adults to seniors, as long as they are physically fit and prepared for the challenges of high-altitude trekking.

However, it’s important to note that the Chola Pass trek is considered challenging, with steep inclines and high altitudes, and may not be suitable for everyone, regardless of their age. It’s essential to properly assess your fitness and preparation level, and to listen to the advice of your guide or group, to ensure a safe and successful trek.

In general, the Chola Pass trek attracts a range of trekkers, including solo travelers, families, and groups of friends, as well as experienced trekkers seeking a new challenge. The trek offers stunning natural beauty, cultural experiences, and the opportunity to push your limits and test your endurance.

Note: Due to categorized of difficult trek we suggest the trekkers must be well fit.


The Chola Pass trek can be crowded at times, especially during the peak trekking season from April to June and September to November. During these times, many trekkers are on the trail, and it’s not uncommon to encounter other trekking groups along the way. However, the trail is quite long and there are many places to stop and rest along the way, so the crowds can be dispersed. Additionally, the trail is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, so there are plenty of opportunities to escape the crowds and find solitude.

In general, the Chola Pass trek is not as crowded as some of the other popular treks in the region, such as the Annapurna Circuit or the Everest Base Camp trek. But if you are looking for a more remote and quiet trek, there are many other options in the region that may be a better fit.


Charging facilities can be limited during the Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass trek. Some teahouses and lodges along the trail may have charging points, but they can be scarce, and the availability of electricity can be inconsistent, particularly in remote areas.

It’s best to come prepared with backup battery packs and to manage your device usage accordingly. Some trekkers also bring solar chargers to help keep their devices charged during the trek.

It’s important to keep in mind that the primary focus of the trek is to experience the stunning natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region, so charging facilities should not be considered a primary concern.

It’s best to be prepared for limited or inconsistent access to electricity and to embrace the experience of disconnecting from modern conveniences.


The success rate of Chola Pass trek depends on a variety of factors, including the physical fitness and preparation of the trekker, the weather conditions, and the presence of any altitude-related health issues. On average, the success rate of Chola Pass trek is considered high, as long as trekkers are properly prepared and acclimatized, and take necessary precautions such as carrying the right gear and supplies and following the guidance of their guide or group.

However, as with any high-altitude trek, there is always a risk of altitude sickness, and trekkers need to be aware of the symptoms and take necessary precautions. It’s essential to listen to your body and to descend if necessary, even if it means not reaching the pass. The success rate of the trek also varies depending on the time of year and the conditions on the trail.


Cho la Pass trek is not recommended for beginners due to its challenging terrain, high altitude, and unpredictable weather conditions. The trek involves steep inclines, rocky terrain, and potential exposure to harsh weather. Those without prior trekking experience or physical fitness may struggle to complete the trek.

However, if you have some experience in trekking, a good level of physical fitness, and proper preparation including acclimatization, training, and gear, it may be possible for a beginner to attempt Cho la Pass trek. It is always recommended to trek with an experienced guide or group and to listen to their advice regarding your capabilities and the conditions.


The Chola Pass trek typically takes around 14 to 16 days to complete, depending on your pace and level of physical fitness. This includes time for acclimatization, trekking to and from the pass, and exploring the surrounding areas. However, the duration can be shortened or extended depending on your specific needs and interests. It is important to properly plan and factor in adequate rest and acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness.




The temperature at Chola Pass trek can vary depending on the time of year and the altitude. Generally, daytime temperatures can range from 10 to 15°C (50 to 59°F) during the spring and autumn months and can drop to below freezing at night. During the winter months, temperatures can drop significantly and snow can be expected.


The Chola Pass trek is considered a challenging trek as it involves high altitude and steep inclines, but it is considered doable for those with adequate physical fitness and proper preparation. The trek requires a good level of physical endurance, as well as the ability to acclimate to high altitudes. It is important to be prepared for harsh weather conditions and challenging terrain. It is recommended to properly train, carry the necessary gear and supplies, and trek with an experienced guide or a group.


The percentage of deaths on the Chola Pass trek is relatively low, but it is difficult to determine an exact number. Most deaths that occur on the trek are related to altitude sickness, which can be caused by rapid ascent to high elevations. However, this risk can be mitigated by acclimatizing properly and following the advice of your guide or group leader.

It’s important to note that trekking in the high mountains is inherently risky and can expose you to various hazards, including altitude sickness, hypothermia, frostbite, falls, and other injuries. It’s essential to be prepared for the challenges of high-altitude trekking, to take necessary precautions, and to listen to the advice of your guide or group leader to ensure a safe and successful trek.

In general, the Chola Pass trek is considered a challenging but rewarding experience, and most trekkers who take proper precautions and acclimatize properly complete the trek without incident. With proper preparation, guidance, and respect for the mountain environment, the Chola Pass trek can be a safe and enjoyable adventure.


Chhugyuma La is the other name of the Cho La Pass called by Sherpa communities.


As Cho La Pass is a moderate grade long day trek you must walk 5 to 6 hr everyday.


Arduous journey to explore the uninterrupted views of the snow-capped himalayan panorama, notably world’s highest Mt. Everest. If the trekker demands to extend the Everest Base Camp trek they can unite three treks in one package. i.e EBC with Gokyo and Cho La Pass.


Cho La Pass is listed as the challenging Everest region trekking destination of Nepal. Long day stroll, overwhelming and puzzling voyage make this trek more difficult. Instead, the trail is pleasant and no prior climbing experience.


Only after traversing glacier lake, you can get to see the vistas of Mt. Everest and other snow-capped mountains.


As the Cho La Pass trek takes you to an elevation of 5420m, there is the extreme chance of getting altitude sickness.


The easiest approach to minimize altitude sickness is to acclimate the altitude properly and keep your body hydrated. Don’t hurry up to reach too high, if your body is not feeling comfortable. Take a deep breath in and out for some minute and continue your journey soothingly, if only you feel easy. If not then take a rest in nearer hospitality for a day.

Keep in mind that if you feel discomfort in your health, inform your guide immediately.


Not compulsory, however it will be easier for you if you stroll with you. It helps you to maintain balance and stability in slick trails.


According to the report, while crossing Gokyo Cho La Pass two people were reported as expired and one still remains missing.


ATMs are available only at Namche and Lukla. We suggest you carry some extra cash with you because the ATM machine may not work sometime.

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Hongkong, China

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Yang Wan YU
Taiwan, China

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Deb kulung is a great guide and porter. He Made our trekking to EBC (Everest base camp) and Gokyo lake Chola pass a great experience. Thanks to Mr. D. kulung and Mission Himalaya guide and all team.

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Taipei city, Taiwan

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Last year my Nepal trek and tour was the best trip of my life. Not only my Nepal trek was amazing but also the porters, assistant guides and guides were the best. He knows everything about the name of Himalayas, routes, what to eat food and where to go. The porter did an awesome job even the baggage was heavy. They took our bags without damage anything. Planning to Nepal? Go through Mission Himalaya!!!!

Mary Lau
Hongkong, China

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Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions Pvt Ltd My husband and I were heading to Mt Everest Base Camp through Gokyo and Chola. Guides Birendra and Rajkubir were managed all trip we had everything we needed. They behave like a best respectful friend or a mothers love. Also our porters the strongest was amazing. we cannot except happier then this even we travel anywhere in the world. In the Chola pass, I feel very tired and weeping because it is very difficult for me. But Birendra encouraged me a lot to success the trip. he carries my handbag too and gives me steps of the foot to use his foot. wow!!Thanks, Mission Himalaya for the memory. See you again and again soon. I cannot forget Nepal in my entire life. Only some people recommended not enough. I forever help your team.

Antonio Rodriguez Cerrillo
Granada, Spain

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Our experience with Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions Pvt Ltd was an amazing one. We loved the stunning views of Everest and the other Himalayas from Namche, Gokyo Ri, Chola pass, Lobuche, Everest Base Camp, and Kalapatthar and also from Biggest Monastery Tengboche. Although sometimes it was hardworking, it was so much memorable. We would definitely recommend this company(MHT) to anyone will go future in Nepal.

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Sevilla, Spain

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Just all of us completed the EBC and Chola pass 17 days trek with Mission Himalaya treks and Expeditions Pvt Ltd and we loved all the trip organized by them. Trekking was best organized and our guide (Birendra) was very professional, knowledgeable. The View along the way is magnificent with snow-capped mountains and The beautiful glacier lake. We highly recommend MHT for the Himalaya for your trip to EBC and Nepal all. Birendra And Pradeep are the jewelry of trekking.

Jose Castro Perez
Malaga, Spain

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WOW, best travel company. One of my best experiences I did. The scenery of the mountain was never going to disappoint, like to see forever. The guide Pradeep and Bird along with Birendra were amazing. Supported everyone every step of the trekking way. Always near to us and encourage everyone on their tour making success. They made the experience we cannot forget. Well done to Mission Himalaya Treks on behalf of such valuable members of our team to take us on this adventure journey. Lifetime memorable wowwwww!!!!

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Sevilla, Spain

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Seville, Spain

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