There are plenty of trekking options when it comes to trekking in the Everest Base Camp region. One of the most scenic and rewarding of these treks is the Everest Base Camp trek with Cho La pass.
During the Everest Base Camp trek with Cho La pass, you will go to some of the most scenic places in the Everest region like Gokyo, Cho La pass, Everest Base Camp as well as Kala Patthar. So the trip will take you to all these wonderful vantage points for some excellent views of the Himalayas here as well as some mesmeric sunrise.
Cho La pass is a mountain pass located in the Everest region that stands 5420 meters tall. Panoramic view of the mountains will delight you when you ascend the Cho La pass. However, getting to Cho La pass can be quite difficult as you may require shoes with crampons due to the slippery trail there. So you need to prepare physically well for this strenuous trek.
Another delightful place you will go to during the Everest Base Camp trek with Cho La pass is the astonishingly beautiful valley of Gokyo. Trekking to the Gokyo lakes is a delight. The Gokyo lakes are the highest freshwater lake system in the world.
The Gokyo Lakes are also some of the best places for viewing Mt. Everest. These trail along these lakes take you to Gokyo Ri, a place with a dazzling view of the sunrise amidst the Himalayas of the Everest region like Mt. Pumori, Choyou, Everest, Makalu, Cholatse, Taboche, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and others.
You will cross the Ngozumpa glacier while you get to Cho La pass from Gokyo. Due to the very high altitude of Cho La pass, the weather here is cold almost all year round. The trekking trails to Cho La pass are covered with snow almost all year round. So you should cross the Cho La pass with an experienced guide who will direct you as to how you can trek to this place safely.
From Cho La pass, you will head out to the Everest Base Camp. The southern part of the Everest Base Camp is the starting point of the Everest summit. Everest Base Camp is a wonderful place from where you can see the Khumbu glacier and icefall in all its beauty.
In addition, you will also go to Kala Patthar in this trek. An early morning hike to Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep will be one of the best hikes you will go to. The morning sun when glints on the mountains gives a golden reflection on Everest leaving most trekkers speechless due to its beauty.
Everest Base Camp trek with Cho La pass is a trek into the astonishing beauty with some legendary places in the Everest region like Gokyo, Cho La pass, Kala Patthar, and Everest Base Camp. It is one of the most scenic treks in Nepal you can imagine.
Main Attractions of the Everest Base Camp trek with Cho La pass
- A scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.
- A trek into the wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park.
- Get a glimpse of the culture of this region in places like Namche Bazaar and Phakding,
- The ascent of Gokyo Ri and a mesmeric sunrise from there.
- A visit to the highest freshwater lake system in the world- Gokyo Lakes.
- Beautiful panoramic views from the enthralling Cho La pass.
- Visit for glorious views of mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse etc. from Kala Patthar.
If you want to see Everest but you do not have enough time or can't walk for long days, we have Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The helicopter will land at different places to explore the Everest region.