Cho La Pass Trekking Overview
- Technically adventurous journey in the Khumbu region
- Amusing Sherpa towns, those are beautifully located in the hidden part of the Himalayas
- Get in touch with the typical hospitality of Sherpa people
- Colorful monasteries, Chhortens and mani walls
- Everest Base Camp (5364 meters) and Kalapatthar (5545 meters)
- Magnificent Himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse
- Icy route of Cho La Pass (5420 meters), which is quite technical
- Gokyo Lake and stunning Gokyo Valley
- Hike to Gokyo Ri, explore Himalayan vistas and Ngozumba glacier
Everest Cho La Pass Trekking offers everlasting memories of breathtaking adventure experiences blending with the glistening Himalayan aura of the Mount Everest Himalayan chain. Located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, the trail of EBC Cho La Pass to Gokyo Lake Trekking is for the legends that enjoy the daring venture through ups and down a rocky path, which often remains snowy. It is remarkable as it combines world-renowned destinations- Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar along with the Gokyo Lake. The trek begins from Lukla (2800 meters), takes you to the highest point (5545 meters- Kalapatthar), and crosses the technical Cho La (5420 meters).
Cho La Pass to Gokyo Lake Trek mainly divided into three different parts. The first section is the beginning point, where you commence the journey after landing at Lukla. The trail is fantastic with a couple of steel bridges and the ever flowing Dudh Koshi River accompanies you. Heading through the picturesque Sherpa towns magnetize you with their innocent lifestyle, adjoined with the cultural affluence. Getting an entry permit of Sagarmatha National Park, you reach to Namche Bazaar. The safety preparation of Cho La Pass trekking in Everest begins from here with an acclimatization hike on the surroundings like Khunde, Everest View Hotel and Khumjung.
Hiking from Namche to Everest Base Camp is another part of the trekking. It is relatively challenging, but not technical. You will walk through the windswept villages like Tengboche and Dingboche with abundant cultural attractions on the way. First, you conquer Everest base camp and Kalapatthar, which offers an impressive view of the Everest Himalayan summits like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and the neighboring peaks. With your hike to Kalapatthar, your physical fitness and strength will prepare you to climb via Cho La.
Crossing the Cho La Pass is the last part of the trek, which is demanding and you need to be cautious while walking through the icy route, using crampons. It is not only slippery but also a steep rock falling zone. Once you touch the pinnacle, the heavenly view dramatically allures you. Steadily, you reach Gokyo Lake, which remains frozen for almost half of the year.
As a side trip during Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking, if you hike to the Gokyo Ri, you will get the majestic Himalayan vistas of the Everest region from a different angle. Even you will get to know about five Gokyo Lakes in Everest along with the stretching of Ngozumba Glacier. The hike descends from Gokyo to Namche and retrace to Lukla all the way and conclude the trekking.
For the professional trekking arrangement of Cho La Pass Gokyo Lake Trekking, you can directly be in touch with Shiva Excursion. It is a renowned name of leading tours and trekking operator in Nepal with tailor-made trips.
Cho La Pass Trekking- Best Time (Season)
There are a couple of suitable seasons for Cho La Pass Trekking. They include spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November). They are ideal seasons, especially to trek in the higher altitude, which is also known as a thin air region. The weather remains crystal clear and it is likely to have less rainfall. The rainy season falls from the mid of June to July and continues to August, which is not a favorable time to trek in the Himalayas. Even you can trek in December and January, but they are quite a tough time due to chilling weather and the snowy route. You may need ropes to cross the Cho La high pass with crampons required to defend the slippery path.
Chola Pass Trek Difficulty Level
Cho La Pass Trekking with Everest Base Camp is a challenging Himalayan trek, which is full of adventurous sections, slippery paths, and thin air regions. The technical part rise above Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) and to defend the high altitude sickness is a great challenge. The maximum altitude of this trek is Kalapatthar (5545 meters), however, the most technical part is crossing the Cho La Pass. The snowy path remains often slippery, rock falling zone, and difficulty in breathing. So, you need to have good physical fitness and you must follow proper acclimatization.
Why Shiva Excursion for Chola Pass Trekking in Khumbu?
It is important to book Cho La Pass Trekking in Everest with a professional trekking operator in Nepal as it is an adventurous excursion with several tough sections and rocky paths. Shiva Excursion handles EBC Trekking with Cho La Pass with proper management of trekking gears, appropriate information to the clients, a well-managed itinerary, and appropriate rest stops in the guest houses that provide quality accommodation along with foods in warm dining halls. Our fields staffs are properly trained, have decades of Himalayan trekking experience, and know the possible challenges during the trek. We provide a specific trekking map for the Cho La Pass Trekking route and tailor-made trips, suitable for your requirements. At the same time, our dedication will be to your trip completion with abundant memories, safety, and security. Shiva Excursion stands out with cent percent trip success on the Everest base camp Cho La Pass trekking route.