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Gokyo Cho La Pass Everest Trek

Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass  TrekkingGokyo Cho la pass Everest Trekking is one of the most popular and challenging trekking trail in Everest region. First visiting Everest base camp then we go Gokyo valley via cho-la pass. It offers to see Everst base camp, Gokyo lake and Khumbu Sherpa lifestyless. After a magnificent mountain flight to Lukla we follow the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar. The trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements we reach the Gokyo lakes where we climb the Gokyo Peak (5480m) and enjoy stunning summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo. After the Cho La pass, we reach Dzongla. The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are spectacular. After the Zhongla ascent, we continue towards Gorak Shep and climb to Kala Pattar (5545m) from where we enjoy an impressive up-close view of Everest. Our return route passes through Tengboche, a magnificent location with a fascinating monastery, where we rest and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8511m) and many more


Trip Facts


Trip duration - 20 days

Trek Duration - 16 days

Max. Altitude - 5,555 m

Group Size - Min-1

Trekking From – Lukla

Trekking End –Lukla

Grade – Hard

Transportation – Fly

Type – Teahouse/Camping

Culture – Buddhist culture and religon.

Himalayan Sights – Spectacular views of the World’s Highest Mountain of Mount Everest and the Ama Dablam

Attraction of the trek – Gokyo lake at 4350 and Hard pass Chola.

Activity – Trekking and Cultural excursion

Highlights of trip - Buddhist Monastry situated at the highest place of Tengboche.


Detail Itinerary of Gokyo Cho La Pass Everest Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m.).
You will be received by our representatives and will be transferred to hotel. After checking into our rooms, stay Overnight in hotel Kathmandu


Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour.
Half day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour of three places: Kathmandu: Swayambu Nath Stupa, famous hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and buddhist pilgrims of Bouddhanath Stupa , Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla.
Transfer to the airport for the mountain flight to Lukla. We will fly to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2804 meters) from Kathmandu, trek to Phakding (2610 meters) on the Dudh Kosi River . Lukla, the trail descends 1,500 feet down to the Dudh Kosi river for further trek to Phakding village. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar. 5 hours (3440m)
Pakding to Namche Bazaar 3440 mtrs ,We enter the park at Jorsalle, cross the Bhote Kosi river and then climb steeply to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the main trading center for the Khumbu. Continue along the trail and begin the steep climbing up the “Namche Hill” to the Sherpa market town of Namche Bazaar. As we climb the steep hillside, we catch our first glimpse of Everest and the snowcapped panorama of Himalayan giants to come.

Day 05: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar.
We take a rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. There are a number of local excursions that we might enjoy. We can hike up above Namche to the Sagarmatha National Park Visitor’s Center and Museum, where there are terrific views of the Everest region and numerous educational displays on the culture, geography, geology, climatology, and wildlife within the park and the Khumbu. It is also possible to make a 2-2½ hour hike up to Syangboche and the Everest View Hotel.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche).

We will get our breakfast in the lodge and then start our trek further to Tengboche. Tengboche is a popular place in Everest Region. In Tengboche there is a traditional Buddhist Monastery where lots of visitors come for traditional yoga and meditations. From Tengboche we can see very nice views of Himalayan Mountains. From Tengboche we can see Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse, Mount Ama dablam etc. This is one of the best places to stay in overall.
From Tengboche we trek further to the Sherpa village Phortse. Phortse is a beautiful village in everest region. It takes about 5 to 6 hours then overnight at camp or lodge.

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche.
Dingboche is gateway to Island Peak climbers. Island Peak is one of the very popular trekking peaks in Nepal. Dingboche is a valley situated below hills from all sides.

Day 08: Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization.

Today is rest day in and around Dingboche. A peaceful day of acclimatization, reading and relaxing in the warmth of the midday sun, replaced in the afternoon by the comfort of the Lodge lounge and its wood-burning stove.

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.).

We set off early and make our way across the highest yak grazing pastures in the Valley to our lunch stop at Dugla, at the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The scenery is simply stunning; we are surrounded by some of the most impressive summits in the world, including Cholatse, Taboche Peak and the twin Lobuche Peaks. We walk upto Lobuche (4,910m.) and overnight

Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp.
We will get our breakfast and then start our trek further to Kalapathar. This trek is one of the very strenuous yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of this day, we spend climbing mount kala pattar, a small peak of 5,555 meters. The ascent is demanding but the climbers get the most magnificent mountain panorama of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse and others. Overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapathar and back to Dzongla (4620m.).
We go up to the Everest Base Camp and return back to Lobuche . This is strenuous trekking along with the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,365 meters. The view of the khumbu icefall from everest base camp is spectacular.

Day 12: Dzongla to Thangna (4650 m.).

Day 13: Thangna to Gokyo (4750m.).

Day 14: Rest day at Gokyo and excursion.

Day 15: Gokyo to Gokyo Ri [5483m] & Trek to Machhermo [4410m].

Day 16: Machhermo to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.).

Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla.

Day 18: Fly from Lukla Airport to Kathmandu.

Day 19: Final Departure from Kathmandu.

.The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. Gokyo Cho La Pass Everest base camp trek can be modified according to your time and requirements.


Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Three nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla both way flight fare.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu .
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.
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