Cho La (Nepal)

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Cho La
Cho La pass.jpg
Cho La, panoramic view to the east
Elevation5,420 m (17,782 ft)
LocationSolukhumbu District, Nepal
Coordinates27°57′44″N 86°45′07″E / 27.962122°N 86.751923°E / 27.962122; 86.751923Coordinates: 27°57′44″N 86°45′07″E / 27.962122°N 86.751923°E / 27.962122; 86.751923
Cho La is located in Province No. 1
Cho La
Location of the pass
Cho La is located in Nepal
Cho La
Cho La (Nepal)

Cho La is a summit pass located 5,420 metres (17,782 ft) above sea level in the Solukhumbu District in northeastern Nepal. It connects the village of Dzongla (4,830 metres (15,850 ft)) to the east and the village of Thagnak (4,700 metres (15,400 ft)) to the west.


The pass is on the Gokyo trail in the Khumbu Everest region. To the west the trail continues to the Gokyo Lakes, crossing the Ngozumpa glacier on the way. To the east the trail joins the Everest Base Camp trek.[1]

The pass can be physically demanding and may require crampons on top of the slippery glacier. The edge of the glacier is unstable.[1]


  1. ^ a b Armington, Stan (2001). Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Lonely Planet. pp. 480. ISBN 978-1864502312.