Gokyo-Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek

18 Days

Gokyo -Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the adventure, popular and challenging trekking in Everest region. Cho La Pass (5420m), it connects the village of Dzongla (4830m) to the east and the village of Thangnak (4700m) to the west. The Cho La pass is physically demanding and it may require crampons on the top of a slippery glacier since the edge of the glacier is unstable. The trails on Gokyo Chola trek route are well maintained, apart from the Cho La pass. There has no difficulties and danger in good conditions. Weather-wise, the best time of the year to trek gokyo cho la is post monsoon from September to October. This Everest Base Camp Trek with Goyo Lake visit crossing the Cho-La is one of the adventurous trekking among the other trekking in Everest.

Highlights of Gokyo-Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp trek

  • Exploring the cultural city of Kathmandu
  • The scenic and exciting flight to Lukla airport
  • Explore the tranquil, five lakes of Gokyo
  • Gokyo RI with its high elevation and majestic views
  • Views of highest peaks in the world including Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and others
  • Ngozumpa glacier, biggest glacier in the region

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Gokyo -Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the adventure, popular and challenging trekking in Everest region. Cho La Pass (5420m), it connects the village of Dzongla (4830m) to the east and the village of Thangnak (4700m) to the west. The Cho La pass is physically demanding and it may require crampons on the top of a slippery glacier since the edge of the glacier is unstable. The trails on Gokyo Chola trek route are well maintained, apart from the Cho La pass. There has no difficulties and danger in good conditions. Weather-wise, the best time of the year to trek gokyo cho la is post monsoon from September to October.

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Cho-la trek takes us to the fresh water lakes in the highest elevation in the world. Our destination is a group of five lakes that adorn the high Himalayas. The tranquil lakes are equally important to Hindus and Buddhists for their religious significance. Every step of the strenuous trek is rewarded by the majestic beauty and grandeur of the Himalayan peaks and Ngozumpa glacier, the largest in Khumbu region.

For Gokyo Cho-la trek, the flight begins from the busy city of Kathmandu, flies over hills, valleys, and rivers to enter the Himalayas via the exciting airport in Lukla. The trail along the milky waters of DudhKoshi River passes through beautiful villages, rhododendron, and other forests and crosses various suspension bridges adorned with prayer flags. With the prayer flags, Mani walls, and chortens, we spend our days under the influence of Buddhist religion and lifestyle.

The Gokyo Cho-la trekking with Everest Base Camp reaches a maximum elevation of 5,483 meters at Gokyo RI where we relish the views of the valley, glaciers, and the majestic mountain peaks. Resting in the lap of the mountains that tower over eight thousand meters and exploring the serene lakes is another worldly experience we cherish all our lives.

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Outline Itinerary

1Arrival to TIA airport. Pick up from there then check in to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.1440m
2Flight to Lukla  and Trek to Phakding. O/N in Phakding2840m & 2652m
3Phakding to Namche Bazaar. O/N in Namche Bazaar3446m
4Rest day in Namche Bazaar. O/N in Namche Bazaar3446m
5Namche Bazaar to Dole. O/N in Dole4084m
6Dole to Machhermo. O/N in Machhermo.4465m
7Machhermo to Gokyo. O/N in Gokyo4791m
8Rest day in Gokyo4791m
9Trek to Thangna4650m
10Trek to Chola pass and overnight in Jongla.5368m
11Trek to Lobuche4930m
12Trek to Gorak Shep. Optional Kala Pathar ascent 2 hours5165m-5545m
13Trek back to Pheriche4240m
14Trek back to Tengboche3876m
15Trek back to Namche Bazaar3440m
16Namche Bazaar to Lukla. O/N in Lukla2827m
18Departure to Home

<p>Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Showcard. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes.After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly</p>

<p>The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is 40 minutes of pure mountain experience until we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Our trek begins in Lukla as we descend towards the Dudh Kodhi River before following the trail leading to Namche Bazaar.</p>

<p>The trek to Namche Bazar is a steep climb through forests of rhododendron around the Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing several suspension bridges and four hours of walking we reach the Sherpa market of Namche Bazaar.</p>

<p>Two days of rest in Namche Bazaar helps us in acclimatisation and prepares us for our journey ahead. Namche, the trading capital of the Khumbu region was once the trading grounds of Tibetan Salt. Even today we can see Tibetans selling rugs, clothing, salt and dried meat in the region. Namche is believed to be one of the best places on earth to see the sun rise and set.</p>

<p>On the journey from Namche Bazaar to Dole we get to see plenty of rhodendrons, pheasants mountain goats and musk deers. The uphill trail to Dole consists of long granite staircases built into cliffs. A panoramic view of several peaks, especially Ama Dablam is the main highlight of the day.</p>

<p>The trail climbs via Lhabarma (4,220m) to Luza (4360m) from Dole. The trail is steep sometimes and leads us to Machhermo after a climb along the side of the valley high above the river. The first Yeti sightings in the Khumbu region was reported in Machhermo in 1974.</p>

<p>The Cho Oyu (8,1513) peak is best seen from Machhermo and the valley of Kantega below. The trail passes through Pangram (4,390m) and past the Ngozumpa and Longponga glaciers before we finally reach Gokyo at 4,750m.</p>

<p>Gokyo is a small village at the foot of the magnificent Gokyo Ri, a 3 hour ascent from it’s base. The view from the top of this small snow covered hill is breathtaking and captures a stunning Everest between the Changtse and Nuptse.</p>

<p>After spending some time around Gokyo Ri in the morning, we head back to Thangna after a hearty breakfast. We cross the Ngozumpa glacier on our way.</p>

<p>Today we trek to Chola Pass (5,420m) which is a comparatively difficult climb due to steep slopes and glacial traverses. We stay for the night in Jongla.</p>

<p>Lobuche is a pleasant walk from Jongla and offers superb views of the Everest, Kala Pathar and Pumori peaks.</p>

<p>Gorak Shep, is the Base Camp of the historical 1953’ Everest Expedition and the site where Peace Nepal Treks had successfully organised the 2009’ Everest Cricket Match. We also have the option of climbing the famous Kala Pathar peak (5,545m) in the evening.</p>

<p>From Gorak Shep we return to Lobuche and continue heading down the Khumbu valley until we reach Pheriche. Near the Khumbu glacier we come across memorials for climbers who died while attempting to conquer Mount Everest.</p>

<p>Once again we follow the Everest trail through Pengboche and reach the Tengboche monastery.</p>

<p>The trail now descends to Namche Bazaar which offers superb views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peaks. We stay overnight at Namche, a perfect place to celebrate the success of our two week trek.</p>

<p>On our way back, we cross suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, make our way through steep descends and walk past numerous tea houses before finally arriving at Lukla.</p>

<p>Again, 40 minutes of pure mountain experience on our flight to Kathmandu marks the end of our journey.</p>

<p>It is finally time to bid farewell to this amazing country. Our representative will transfer you to the airport from where you will catch your flight. Bid goodbye to this beautiful nation as you fly to your next destination</p>

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick and Drop via Private Transport
  • All government taxes and Everest National Park entry fees as well as local charge
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System). We need two photograph each for permit.
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides ((trained by Ministry of tourism), and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment’s, thiefood and accommodation).
  • 16 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipments
  • 16 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equpipments
  • Local taxes in Everest
  • 15 nights best Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Flight tickets: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu for guide.
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax).
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag, down jacket/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • All necessary Domestic airport taxes.
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • Our service charge and government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)


Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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Gokyo-Cho La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek