Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2018 | 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 July

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July is well into the monsoon season. Low elevations are hot and humid, with at least some rain likely during each day. At higher altitudes, the weather is cool and damp. But the clouds are usually the most frustrating part of monsoon trekking.

At a glance
On average there are 23 days with precipitation in July. The highest point on the trek is Cho La Pass at 5420 m. During July, expect high temperatures of around 3.9°C (39°F) and lows down to -4.1°C (25°F) at Cho La Pass.

via Cho La Side trek
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Tue Jul 24 (day 1)

Lobuche (4940 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -1.2°C (30°F) in July.

Dzongla (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Gorak Shep
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -0.4°C (31°F) in July.

Dzongla
Wed Jul 25 (day 2)

Cho La Pass (5420 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.9°C (39°F) and lows of about -4.1°C (25°F) in July.

Cho La Pass

Dragnag (4800 m)

About 5-6 hours from Dzongla via the Cho La
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -0.4°C (31°F) in July.

Dragnag

Gokyo (4750 m)

About 3 hours from Dragnag (or Thangnag)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.9°C (46°F) and lows of about -0.1°C (32°F) in July.

Gokyo

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Highlights: Renjo La Pass and Gokyo
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

Highlights: Gokyo 5th Lake, Gokyo, 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.

Thu Jul 26 (day 3)

Gokyo Ri (5360 m)

About 1-2 hour ascent from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.2°C (40°F) and lows of about -3.8°C (25°F) in July.

Gokyo Ri

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.9°C (46°F) and lows of about -0.1°C (32°F) in July.

Gokyo

Phortse (3840 m)

About 5-7 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.4°C (56°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in July.

Phortse
Fri Jul 27 (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
Sat Jul 28 (day 5)

by Matthew (Australia) on Jun 25, 2018

Everest Base Camp via Cho La led by Ang Tshering 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 Rhett (Canada) on May 16, 2018

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