Jun 28 - Jul 2, 2024 | Change

via Cho La side trek (5 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Cho La Pass, Gokyo, and Gokyo Ri

Difficulty: strenuous
via Cho La

The most popular of the three passes in the Khumbu region, the trail via Cho La (5420 m) provides stunning vistas along the high route between Everest Basecamp and the Gokyo Valley. With its series of lakes, the Gokyo Valley is probably one of the most beautiful valleys in the Khumbu Region, while the view from Gokyo Re rivals any of the trekking viewpoints in the Khumbu, including a more complete – if a bit further away – view of Mt Everest.

Weather Conditions in June

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The middle of June typically marks the beginning of the monsoon. Clear mornings are still possible but get increasingly less likely towards the end of the month. Be prepared for rain and hot humid weather in the low elevation valleys. The added moister means the hills are beginning to change to their vibrant monsoon green. The weather is generally a little drier than in the low valleys at high altitude, but cloud cover can be frustrating when trekking to viewpoints. As always in the spring, early morning is your best chance for clear skies.

At a glance
On average there are 17 days with precipitation in June. The highest point on the trek is Cho La Pass at 5420 m. During June, expect high temperatures of around 4.9°C (41°F) and lows down to -5.1°C (23°F) at Cho La Pass.

via Cho La Side trek
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Fri Jun 28 (day 1)

Lobuche (4940 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.2°C (28°F) in June.

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.6°C (47°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in June.

Dzongla
Sat Jun 29 (day 2)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.9°C (41°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in June.

Cho La Pass

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dzongla via the Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.6°C (47°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in June.

Dragnag

Gokyo (4750 m)

About 3 hours from Dragnag (or Thangnag)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -1.1°C (30°F) in June.

Gokyo

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Highlights: Gokyo, Gokyo 5th Lake, and Ngozumpa Tse
Difficulty: strenuous
Gokyo valley’s 5th Lake and the rocky outcropping between the 5th and 6th lakes known as Ngozumpa Tse is a great day hike option for those who want to spend an extra day in Gokyo. The challenging hike leads up into the remote and desolate upper Gokyo Valley. The view from Ngozumpa Tse is jaw-dropping.

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Highlights: Gokyo and Renjo La Pass
Difficulty: strenuous
The path via the Renjo La (5340 m) provides a more strenuous route from Gokyo back to Namche Bazaar via the barren and beautiful Bhote Valley, and the Sherpa Village of Thame. Ascending from Gokyo to the Renjo La provides jaw dropping views of Mt. Everest with Gokyo Lake below. Images from via Renjo La Side Trek

Sun Jun 30 (day 3)

Gokyo Ri (5360 m)

About 1-2 hour ascent from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.2°C (41°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in June.

Gokyo Ri

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -1.1°C (30°F) in June.

Gokyo

Phortse (3840 m)

About 5-7 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in June.

Phortse
Mon Jul 1 (day 4)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 3-5 hours from Phortse
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about 7.8°C (46°F) in July.

Namche Bazaar
Tue Jul 2 (day 5)

by Robert (Canada) on Nov 25, 2019

Everest Base Camp via Cho La, via Renjo La, and Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse led by Pemba Chiri Sherpa

by Ashleigh (Australia) on Apr 22, 2019

Everest Base Camp via Cho La led by Lhakpa Sherpa

This side trek was amazing! Lots of snow and a difficult trek, but the views are stunning and less people makes it a very special experience.

by Matthew (Australia) on Jun 25, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La led by Ang Tsering Sherpa

by Susan (usa) on Jun 5, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La, via Kongma La, and via Renjo La led by Nima T Sherpa

Excellent weather and conditions, though there were some tricky snow traverses. Nima and the team helped us across the snow and ice. Nima was very attentive to our stamina and well being, and was an enthusiastic guide!

by Rhett (Canada) on May 16, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La and via Renjo La led by Pasang Dawa Sherpa

by Paul (Australia) on May 16, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La led by Pemba Sherpa

by Lucy (New Zealand) on Feb 25, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La led by Pema Futi Sherpa

Having come without crampons (not our best idea), we almost had to use a pair of socks at the suggestion of another groups guide, which he proceeded to do! Luckily another group passing in the opposite direction generously gave us theirs and we were able to cross the glacier easily.

by Robert (Canada) on Nov 25, 2019

Everest Base Camp via Cho La, via Renjo La, and Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse led by Pemba Chiri Sherpa

by David (United Kingdom) on Apr 14, 2019

Gokyo Valley Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse led by Pema Futi Sherpa

Not many people seemed to have done this. It was a long twelve hour day with lots of soft snow / breaking through the crust on the way back in the afternoon which was slow and tiring. The views from the top were fantastic

by Robert (Canada) on Nov 25, 2019

Everest Base Camp via Cho La, via Renjo La, and Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse led by Pemba Chiri Sherpa

by Rhett (Canada) on May 16, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La and via Renjo La led by Pasang Dawa Sherpa