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Cho La Pass


Everest Three High Passes Trek 2024 & 2025.

One of the most challenging routes in the Khumbu (Everest) region. The trek continues from Lukla-Namche Bazaar-Thame, goes over Ranjo-La Pass and to Gokyo Ri via Gokyo. From Gokyo, you will cross Nagozumda Glacier to Cho-La Pass and then we follow the way to Everest Base Camp/Kalapathar. You will cross Phokolde Pass from Lobuche and then you will reach Chhukung Valley.

The lore of the Himalayas looms largest around the great 8,000-meter peak massifs of Cho Oyo, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The remote valleys beneath these peaks are threaded by ancient trails. Some like the well-travelled path to Everest Base camp is well known among Western trekkers and mountaineers. Others including the trail through Nangpa La between Namche Bazar and Tibet are known to Tibetan monks and traders but have long been forbidden to Westerners. This exploratory trip is our attempt to offer fresh insight, little trod trails and new visual perspectives on this area of greatest Himalayan peaks.

This trek also traces an important history of the Sherpa people. They settled the region in the late 1400s or early 1500s, arriving from the eastern Tibetan province of Salmo Gang. Sherpas appear to have left their homeland and crossed the Nangpa-La pass (18,749') into Nepal. The economy of the Sherpa Community has traditionally been agriculture, livestock herding and trading between Nepal and Tibet. With the coming of the Mountaineering Expedition since the 1950s, the region has attracted a large number of tourist as climbers and adventure trekkers.

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Trip Duration:

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Per day Hiking: 

5535 meters

21 days

High Altitude​

Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)

Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Car/ Van/ plane

5 to 7 hours

Gokyo, SKA adventures

Day 1 Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

Day 2 Free day / Necessary preparation in Kathmandu

Day 3 Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2612m)

Day 4 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Day 5 Namche – Rest Day


Day 6  Namche to Thame

Day 7 Thame to Lumdeng (4400)


Day 8 Lumdeng to over Renjo pass (5345m), overnight in Gokyo (4750m)


Day 9 Early in the morning Gokyo Ri overnight in Gokyo


Day 10 Gokyo to Thangna (4700m)


Day 11 Thangna to over Cho-La pass (5420m), overnight at Zongla (4843m)


Day 12 Zongla to Gorekshep (5151m)


Day 13 Gorekshep to Everest Base Camp (5360m) overnight Gorekshep


Day 15 Gorekshep to Kalapather (5545m) for the best view of Mt.Everest and return back to Lobuche.


Day 14 Lobuche to Over Khoma-La pass (5535m) overnight in Chhukung


Day 15 Chukung to Thyangboche monastery (3800m)


Day 16 Thyangboche to Monjo (2835m)


Day 17 Monjo to Lukla (2800m)


Day 18 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, overnight in Hotel.


Day 19 Free day in Kathmandu


Day 20 Final Departure

  • All Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary.

  • 4 Nights Accommodation in 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.

  • Transportation for Sightseeing at Monkey temple /entrance fee.

  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu.

  • 16 Nights Lodge accommodation during the trek.

  • All 3 times meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/ coffee during the trek.

  • A professional English speaking /Government licensed trekking Guide for the trekking part.

  • Domestic Airfare and airport TAX for the guide.

  • Necessary porter for the trekking part.

  • Insurance of the trekking staffs.

  • All necessary Trekking permits.

  • Sagarmatha National park entry fee.

  • Pasang Lhamu village municipality entry fee.

  • Farewell dinner with Nepali culture show.

  • SKA trekking duffle bag (for field use).

  • SKA T-shirt.

  • International Airfare.

  • Nepal Visa fee. Can be obtained at the Kathmandu Airport  upon arrival

  • Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu.

  • Hard, soft and all kinds of bottled drinks.

  • Your travel insurance covering (helicopter evacuation if needed from 5100m).

  • Personal Clothing.

  • Other personal expenses. Charges for internet, phone calls, Laundry, Battery charging, hot shower.

  • Tips for Trekking staffs.

Cho La Pass



"I am still very thankful that we had the chance to explore the Sagarmantha Nationalpark with Sherpa Adventures. My boyfriend and I were guided by a great mountaineer. He was very kind and supportive, and we both felt 100% safe during our trip. Thanks to our great Sherpa, who gave us the possibility to discover Nepal from a local perspective. Thank you so much for this unforgettable journey."

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