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Gokyo Cho La Pass via Everest Base Camp

Gokyo Cho La Pass via Everest Base Camp Trekking
Trips Details

Activity : Trekking, Hiking, Tour
trip length
Total Days : 19 Days
trip days
Trekking Days : 15 Days
Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
start end
Start - End : Kathmandu-Kathmandu
hightest altitude
Highest Altitude : Kalapatthar(5555 m)
Season : Spring is best

Gokyo Cho La Pass leads you to the homeland of Sherpa people living on the foothill of the highest mountain in the world the Mt. Everest via Everest base camp. With an altitude of 5420 m with the wonderful view of mountains and hills, this will be one of your most adventurous trekking in Nepal, exploring all the high valleys of Khumbu areas and the upper Gokyo Valley.

Our trek to Gokyo Cho La Pass will go the route of Everest Base Camp and also we will get an opportunity to visit few popular destinations such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and peaks like Kala Patthar and Gokyo Ri. While heading toward Gokyo Cho La Pass, we will enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. The beautiful oak jungle, streams, different species of birds, animals, Buddhist monasteries and lot more. Once we reach our destination you will have a feeling of heaven on earth. The walking time will be about 4-6 hrs. per day.Many trekker’s loves to visit the Gokyo Cho La Pass as a side trip during their Everest Base Camp Trek and people feel their Everest trek is incomplete if they miss the trip to famous pass, Cho La. We guarantee that whoever visits this place will be amazed by the rich culture and love and hospitality of them. Our trek to Gokyo Cho La Pass starts from Lukla after half an hour flight from Kathmandu and trial goes through steady mounting up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the musk deer can be seen occasionally.After we reach Gokyo lakes via Everest base camp we will climb the Gokyo Ri from where we can enjoy the summit mountain scene including Makalu, Cho Oyo and Everest.

 is the perfect way to spend your holiday in Nepal. This is an opportunity to explore as many things as you want. We will enjoy the magnificent scene of monastery and views of AmaDablam, Nuptse, Kwangde, Everest, Kantega and much more. Without thinking too much plan a holiday with Himalayan Recreation Treks & Expedition.

Gokyo Cho la pass trek via Everest base camp trek itinerary outline: 

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2652 m)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

Day 05: Rest/Hiking/Acclimatization day in Namche (3440 m)

Day 06: Trek to Dole (4200 m)

Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4440 m)

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4790 m)

Day 09: Trek to Dragnank (4700 m)

Day 10: Cross Cho La (5330 m), Trek to Dzong Lha (4830 m)

Day 11: Trek to Lobuche (4900 m)

Day 12: Trek to Gorak Shep (5180 m) and hike to Everest base camp (5350 m)

Day 13: Trek to Kala Patthar (5545 m) and Lobuche (4900 m)

Day 14: Trek to Dingboche (4400 m)

Day 15: Trek to Tengboche (3860 m)

Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2810 m)

Day 18: Flight to Kathmandu

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu, Farewell!!!!



Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu: As soon as you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you will be transferred to the hotel by our representatives. You will then be briefed about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at the hotel. 

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Kathmandu valley includes several Hindu temples including of Pashupatinath, listed by UNESCO in World Heritage Sites and the largest Buddhist Stupa in Bouddha. You can also visit the Monkey Temple also called ad Swyambhunath, built some 2000 years old and visit Patan, the city of fine arts. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2652 m): On the 3rd day you will take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes 35 minutes. From Lukla, you will be heading towards Phakding (2652 m). Taking 35 minutes of flight to Lukla, your trip begins after climbing up to the slope on the left bank of Dudh Koshi River. One of the way you can view the magnificent beauty of Kusum Kangaru, Mt Kwondge and on the way you passed a few tea houses and Mani walls. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m): On the 4th day of an itinerary you will move from Phakding to Namche (3,440m). After a slight rise from Jhorsalle, the trail passes a waterfall. Throughout the day, you will pass through the villages interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, giant fir trees, and magnolia. And on the way to walk you will be rewarded (weather permitting) your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8,848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m). Then you will get to experience a steep climb to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440 m): Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that it is better to take a short day hike to Thame, Khumjung or Khunde. If you get some time then you can go for relaxing and exploring the Namche and the Sherpa culture. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Dole (4200 m): From Namche Bazar, you will head towards the preserve pathway in an early morning through the very tall Mountains on nearly all direction. Crossing a couple of teahouses at Kyangjuma, the trail ascends in an unusual valley departure from the conventional Everest. Leaving Toboche Peak, the trail leads you to Dole (4200m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4440 m): On the 7th day of an itinerary, you will come to Machhermo (4440 m) from Dole. You will be crossing several tea shops and at last, you arrive at Machhermo. Machhermo is the fine destination for the trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4790 m): The journey from the moraine of the glacier and the wall then crosses tributary mountain glaciers to reach the dry lake bed “Gokyo” (4790m). 

Day 09: Trek to Dragnank (4700 m): In an early morning you will climb Gokyo Ri taking 3 hours and after taking breakfast you will follow the first Lake until the trail passes to the highest glacier of our counter named as Ngozumpa Glacier. Dragnank (4700m) is situated beneath a massive rock, crossways to Ngozumpa Glacier. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 10: Cross Cho La (5330 m), Trek to Dzong Lha (4830 m): On the 10th day you will trek to Cross Chola Pass from Dragnan. From here, the trail will be a long walk to the next stop so that you have to carry an extra bottle of water because on the way there are no shops to buy drinks. This is the longest trek and you may be tired too. Meanwhile, the trail descends to the next spot called Lobuche (4900 m).

Day 11: Trek to Lobuche (4900 m): On the 11th day you will trek to Lobuche (4900 m) taking 4 hours from Dong Lha. You will encounter the trail sometimes rise and fall in the initial phase but as you move little by little begin to get regular in the day. The trail seems easy and comfortable in compared to the prior days. As you come on the main trail, you will arrive at Lobuche after a regular ascend.Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 12: Trek to Gorak Shep (5180 m) and hike to Everest base camp (5350 m): In the first section of trail you will begin from Lobuche following the narrow space between the moraine of the glacier and the wall of then crosses tributary mountain glaciers to reach the dry lake bed “Gokrak Shep” (5170 m). There you will stop for taking lunch then continue the walking towards the base camp of Everest and explore the area which is famous for the many climbing expeditions up Mount Everest. The Everest base camp area provides an opportunity to experience the rigours of freezing and brave climbers to the summit of this famous mountain. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, you will be trekking back to Gorak Shep. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek to Kala Patthar (5545 m) and Lobuche (4900 m): You will leave early in next morning and the climate is usually bright and clear which is necessary for climbing the Kala Patthar. This is the highlight of the trip as you will be rewarded the points of view of 360 degrees spectacular views of Mount Everest and surrounding mountains. From there you will be back to Gorak Shep, had breakfast following and trekking back to Lobuche taking 5 to 6 hours. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 14: Trek to Dingboche (4400 m): On the 14th day you will hike to Dingboche (4400 m) from Lobuche taking 5 hours. You will continue on the main trail and that trail slowly but surely goes down and get to Thukla Pass (4830m). That trail is packed with monument devoted to the Mountaineers moldy in the Khumbu Region. Again the pathway goes down to Thukla and it then continues all the way to Dingboche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 15: Trek to Tengboche (3860 m): Tengboche is situated on a saddle at 3860 m, surrounded by a clear dwarf fires and Rhododendrons. Kwongde (6187 m) Tawache (6542 m) Everest (8,848 m) Nuptse (7855 m) Lhotse (8618 m) Amadablam (6856 m) Thamserku (6608 m) offers an inspiring panorama of gigantic Himalaya. You will be visiting the Tengboche Buddhist Monastery which is considered as the largest in the Khumbu Region. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m): On the 16th day you will trek to Namche Bazaar from Tengboche. For the trek, you have to wake up early in the morning so that you don’t feel tired and can enjoy the trekking sensing energetic. You can do lots of things during your trek in Namche Bazaar. You have to take a mild walk from Kyangjuma and will arrive in Namche. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2810 m): On the 17th day you will resume your trek to Lukla (2810 m), which is a beautiful and easy walk. In an addition, it provides the view to Kusum Kangaru, blue pine along with Rhododendron forest of Namche. This is the last day of the trek in a bustling city so enjoy dinner with the team members. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 18: Flight to Kathmandu: On the 18th day you will be back from Lukla to Kathmandu taking the flight. Here, on this day, you will take rest as you have spent lots of days in trekking and you might be tired. In the evening, you can go outside from the hotel to explore various interesting things that are present in Kathmandu. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu, Farewell!!!! On the last day of the itinerary, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from the hotel. You will then board a flight to your home country ending the wonderful trek. Have a safe journey and we hope to serve you again!!


Costs included in the Gokyo chola pass via Everest base camp trekking Package:

  • Pickup and drop at Airport
  • hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking period
  • Air fair for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu 
  • Best available accommodations during the trek
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide, entry fees and transportation
  • A government license holder guide
  • Porter to carry your baggage
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
  • TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Entry Fees wherever required
  • Trekking Permits needed for Restricted Area Trekking
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure

Costs excluded in the package:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Departure Tax
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
  •  All items not listed in Cost included section

Notes: Costs are prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking days get modified.

Equipment List

The basic equipments check lists for trekking:

  Sun hat or scarf

  Light balaclava or warm fleece hat


  Sun protection cream 



  Basic First Aid Kit

  Down vest and/or jacket *

  Rain cote

  Water bottles

  Trekking shoes

  Thick and thin both type of socks

  Warm clothes

  Tissue and Toilet papers

  Tooth brush/paste

  Large plastic bags – to keep items dry inside the trek bag

  Towel etc…..


  Extras Equipments:


   Reading book

   Travel game i.e. chess, card etc

   Swimming customs

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While I reached in Kalapatthar 5,555 m, I thought I was in the top of the world. I found myself surrounding the beautiful Himalayas such as Mt. Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse and so on. By the stunning views of the Himalayas and Himalayan range, I felt nervous and neither I am able to speak nor express my happiness.
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