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About Cho La Pass Trek

Chola Pass in Everest trek is one of the high passes in the Khumbu Region of eastern Nepal. Cho La Pass Trek is one of the alternative routes to Everest Base Camp. Along with Kongma La (5535m) and Renjo La (5360m), Chola makes 3 high passes. The trail connects three major destinations in Khumbu region; Gokyo Lakes, Cho La, and Everest Base Camp. Hence, offering a complete trek experience with the insight on the culture, lifestyle, and tradition of the indigenous Sherpa tribe, the trekking route of Gokyo Chola pass trek guarantees sublime trek experience.

Also known as Gokyo Chola pass trek, the 18-days affair begins upon your arrival at Kathmandu with a full-day tour of the historical city. Afterwards, you’ll embark on a scenic flight to Lukla in Solukhumbu district. The itinerary of Chola Pass Trek takes you through the renowned Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Chhukung, and Lobuche before walking all the way up to Kalapatthar (5545m) and Everest Base Camp (5364m). The trek takes a different route and traverses west to the village of Gokyo via Cho La Pass (5420m). Gokyo is a quaint village located on the bank of the Dudh Pokhari Lake (Gokyo Lake). A revered site, many pilgrims walk all the way to Gokyo to offer prayers every year. Cho La pass in Everest is one of the highest passes in the region. The vantage point from the pass offers a complete panorama of the valley along with the beautiful scenery of Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8188m), and Lhotse-Shar (8393m). You will also cross another high pass, Renjo La (5360m), before heading towards Namche and back to Lukla. The Khumbu region is mostly inhabited by Sherpa people who enjoy a unique culture, language, and tradition. An amateur trekker may find Chola Pass trek more challenging than other treks in Nepal. Chola Pass Trekking in Nepal is mostly accessible during the spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov).

Frolic adventure is one of the leading figures in the travel and tourism of Nepal and has been on the foreground with constant initiatives to offer unique travel experiences to the clients. This aspiration of ours is matched by the efforts we make to provide the best transportation, lodging, and guides.

Highlights of Cho La Pass Trek

  • Witness Himalayan grandeur of mountains including the Mt. Everest (8848m) from Kalapatthar viewpoint
  • Relish the views of Khumbu Icefall and Glacier from the Everest Base Camp
  • Cross the Cho La Pass (5420m), one of the highest passes in Nepal
  • Explore the enchanting Gokyo lakes
  • Climb Gokyo Ri (5360m) to stand audience to the panorama of mountains including the Mt. Everest (8848m) and Cho Oyu (8188m)
  • Traverse the Sagarmatha National Park and the glorious Sherpa culture in the premise of the park
  • Visit ancient Tibetan-Buddhist monasteries including Tengboche Monastery


  • Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1350m.)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu full day sightseeing.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m.) and trek to Phakding (2610m.) 3 hrs.
  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) 6 hours.
  • Day 05: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche.
  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m.) 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m.) 5 hours.
  • Day 08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
  • Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m.) 5 hours.
  • Day 10: Trek to Everest base camp (5364m.) via Gorakshep (5140m.) 8 hrs. in total.
  • Day 11: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m.), trek to Dzongla (4830m.)6 hrs.
  • Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Dragnag (4700m.) via Cho La Pass (5420m.)7 hrs.
  • Day 13: Trek from Dragnag to Gokyo (4790m.) 3 hrs. Visit 5th lake (4990m.) and back to Gokyo 5 hrs.
  • Day 14: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m) and trek down to Dole (4110m.)4 hrs.
  • Day 15: Trek from Dhole to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)5 hrs.
  • Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m.)6-7 hrs.
  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu and have a Farewell dinner with the company.
  • Day 18: Free day and final souvenir shopping.
  • Day 19: Departure to international airport for your final flight.
Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights accommodation in tourist standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • Private car/van/bus and a guide for the cultural tour (60 USD Extra).
  • All ground and air transportations during the trip.
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • Fresh fruit after every dinner in the mountain
  • All necessary paper works, national park entry permits, Pasang Lhamu entry fee and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • An arrangement of an emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • We help you to hire a Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags if you don't have (with extra cost)
  • Frolic Adventure invites you farewell dinner on last night.
  • Certificate of achievement 
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport  (Kathmandu). 
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
Talk to Leader
Rajesh Thapaliya

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