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I trekked from Gokyo over the Cho La to Gorak Shep in 2008

Cho La 01 Jerome Ryan Leaving Gokyo In Snow Conditions When I visited Gokyo in May, 2000 I had hoped to trek over the Cho La by myself to Gorak Shep. But, I woke up to snowy weather, and decided to walk back to Namche Bazaar in one long 9-hour day, and then from there trek to Gorak Shep. What had been an obvious trail in good weather disappeared in the snow. I had to rely on cairns and the general direction to descend safely. Even then I got lost several times.

Cho La 01 Jerome Ryan Leaving Gokyo In Snow Conditions

Cho La 02 Cho Oyu From Nguzumpa Glacier The trail from Gokyo to Cho La ascends the terminal moraine and crosses the Ngozumpa Glacier directly from Gokyo, with Cho Oyu (8201m) dominating the view to the north. Nameless Fangs are to the left and directly below Cho Oyu is Knobby View.

Cho La 02 Cho Oyu From Nguzumpa Glacier

Cho La 03 Cho Oyu Close Up From Nguzumpa Glacier Cho Oyu close up crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier from Gokyo to Dragnag.

Cho La 03 Cho Oyu Close Up From Nguzumpa Glacier

Cho La 04 Nangpai Gosum I Close Up From Nguzumpa Glacier Nangpai Gosum I close up crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier from Gokyo to Dragnag

Cho La 04 Nangpai Gosum I Close Up From Nguzumpa Glacier

Cho La 05 Dragnag Looking West To Kyajo Ri And Pharilapche Peak After crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier, the trail is easy to Dragnag (4700m), arriving 100 minutes after leaving Gokyo. To the west are Kyajo Ri And Pharilapche Peak. From Dragnag the trail rises steadily and after 30 minutes we stopped for lunch.

Cho La 05 Dragnag Looking West To Kyajo Ri And Pharilapche Peak

Cho La 06 Cholatse From Near Bottom Of Cho La On Gokyo Side After lunch, the trail to Cho La climbs out of the valley with a view of Cholatse to the right.

Cho La 06 Cholatse From Near Bottom Of Cho La On Gokyo Side

Cho La 07 Nearing The Bottom Of The Cho La From The Gokyo Side The trail from Dragnag climbs out of the valley with a view of Cho La ahead.

Cho La 07 Nearing The Bottom Of The Cho La From The Gokyo Side

Cho La 08 Trail To Cho La Close Up From Gokyo Side Cho La ascent trail close up from Gokyo side.

Cho La 08 Trail To Cho La Close Up From Gokyo Side

Cho La 09 Cho La Base Camm, Trail To Cho La The trail towards Cho La comes to a rough area of rocks and boulders directly below the pass, 55 minutes after our lunch stop, at a campsite called Cho La Base Camp (5200m). The weather was cloudy all day as we crossed the Cho La and trekked to Gorak Shep, so the mountain views were not very good. The trail climbs from Cho La Base Camp up the right side of an open gully on rock, scree, and glacial sand before reaching the Cho La (5420m) after 60 minutes.

Cho La 09 Cho La Base Camm, Trail To Cho La

Cho La 10 Pasang, Guide Gyan Tamang, Chandraman, Dumbar, Jerome Ryan On Cho La Team photo on the Cho La (5420m): Pasang, Guide Gyan Tamang, Chandraman, Dumbar, Jerome Ryan.

Cho La 10 Pasang, Guide Gyan Tamang, Chandraman, Dumbar, Jerome Ryan On Cho La

Cho La 11 View To West From Cho La With Numbur, Drangnag Ri, Pangbuk, Lunag Massif A sea of 6000m peaks poked out of the early morning clouds to the west of the Cho La (5420m) pass, including Khatang, Numbur, Tangkangpoche, Panalotapa, Kyajo Ri, Tengi Ragi Tau, Drangnag Ri (close up), Pangbuk (close up), Jobo Rinjang and the Lunag massif.

Cho La 11 View To West From Cho La With Numbur, Drangnag Ri, Pangbuk, Lunag Massif

Cho La 12 Jerome Ryan On Glacier Next To Cho La There wasn’t much to see to the east from the Cho La, so Jerome Ryan started walking across the glacier.

Cho La 12 Jerome Ryan On Glacier Next To Cho La

Cho La 13 Guide Gyan Tamang On Glacier With Cho La Behind My guide Gyan Tamang on the glacier with the Cho La (5420m) in the background.

Cho La 13 Guide Gyan Tamang On Glacier With Cho La Behind

Cho La 14 Chamlang, Ama Dablam, Malanphulan, Cho La Tso, Dzongla, Taweche, Cholatse, From Just Below Cho La On the east side of the Cho La the trail takes 20 minutes to get off the snow covered glacier, and the top of some steep rocks. The view ahead included Chamlang, Ama Dablam, Malanphulan, the jade-green Cho La Tso lake, Dzongla, Taweche, and Cholatse.

Cho La 14 Chamlang, Ama Dablam, Malanphulan, Cho La Tso, Dzongla, Taweche, Cholatse, From Just Below Cho La

Cho La 15 Steep Trail To Cho La Pass From Everest Side The steep descent from the Cho La towards Gorak Shep continues in a series of rocky steps of boulders and slabs. Here is the view towards the Cho La from the bottom of the steep rocks.

Cho La 15 Steep Trail To Cho La Pass From Everest Side

Cho La 16 Dzongla Below Cho La After descending the steep rocks, it was an easy stroll down the valley, reaching Dzongla (4830m) after 75 minutes from getting off the glacier.

Cho La 16 Dzongla Below Cho La

Cho La 17 Dughla And View Towards Pheriche With Ama Dablam, Malanphulan and Kangtega The trail from Dzongla (4830m) continues up the left-hand side of the valley staying well above the Cho La Tso, with views down valley to Dughla, Pheriche, Ama Dablam, Malanphulan and Kangtega.

Cho La 17 Dughla And View Towards Pheriche With Ama Dablam, Malanphulan and Kangtega