The Journey So Far

The Cho La Himalayan journey began over 21 years ago. Since then we have worked with some of the world’s leading travel agencies and have gained an enviable reputation in the industry for our professional and innovative operation.

We are proudly 100% Nepali owned and operated. However, we work very closely with overseas based Himalayan experts, who work as consultants, to ensure  the highest standards of professionalism are achieved. We have led the way in developing trekking in Nepal and were among the first to introduce local leaders raising the bar in terms of safety, environmental practices and porter welfare.  We are actively involved in supporting local community based initiatives, in the Annapurna Dhaulagiri region, Solu and Chitwan. More recently, with support from friends abroad, we have worked rebuilding homes affected by the earthquake in 2015.

To help you select your adventure have a look at the different styles we operate below.

Nima Lama

Managing Director

Lodge Trekking

The majority of first time trekkers head to the popular Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu and Langtang regions. In all these regions there is an extensive network of comfortable lodges along the trail, so there is no need to camp. We operate all the classic trekking routes. Our itineraries allow for proper acclimatization, buffer days in case of bad weather and back up and safety measures that few companies can matchClick For More

The Explorer Series

Getting off the beaten track and heading into the wilderness can only be undertaken by a camping trek. This form of adventure is our forte. We have discovered routes unique to ourselves such as the Annapurna Holy Lakes & Glacier Trek and a very special high altitude pass crossing in the Everest area known only to a few. We operate in Dolpo, RaRa Lake, Rolwaling, For challenging adventures, the Dhaulagiri Circuit, the Makalu to Everest traverse over Sherpani and West Col, Tilmans Pass in Langtang, the Dudh Kund to Rowaling Traverse, The Tesi Labste Pass, Nar Phu to Mustang via Damodar, are all trips we have operated successfully..Click For More

Trekking Peaks & Expeditions

We have many years of experience running mountaineering expeditions in the Himalaya. For those looking to scale their first 6000m mountain, Mera Peak and Island Peak are the most popular trekking peaks. For those with previous Himalayan experience and are looking for their next expedition contact us to discuss the various options in Nepal. We provide quality expedition equipment and our climbing staff are amongst the most experienced. You can hire  technical personal gear (climbing boots, ice axe, crampons, harness etc) from us to ensure you are ready and equipped for your first Himalayan expedition. Click For More

Journeys, Trek Extensions & Day Tours

You can experience and enjoy the Himalayan peaks, jungles, rivers and culture without undertaking a multi day trek. Explore Kathmandu, the Pokhara Valley, Chitwan, remote monasteries and the many World Heritage sites in the country. Day hikes, the Everest scenic mountain flight, rural home stay experiences, helicopter adventures, heritage hotels are all possibilities for a day tour, an extension to your trek or a cultural journey of a week or more. Click For More

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