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Everest Base Camp via Cho la Pass from Gokyo Valley Trekking

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18 days
Max. Elevation
Group Size
Ground & Air 
Best Season
March to May & September to November
Tea houses lodges during trek
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during Trek
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Trip Route
Lukla-Namche-Dole-Machhermo-Gokyo Lake-Thangnak-Chola Pass-Dzongla-Lobuche-Everest Base Camp- Lobuche- Namche-Lukla


  • A magnificent combination on both picturesque areas of high Khumbu valley.  
  • Enjoy walks from lovely forest of tall tree lines to arctic zone of ice and glaciers.
  • Grand scenic adventure to beautiful Gokyo valley and its emerald serene lakes.
  • Jaw-dropping panorama of Himalayan high peaks from Gokyo-Ri and Kalapathar.
  • Traverse from scenic Gokyo valley to Everest base camp via exciting Cho-La pass.
  • Overview

    Everest Base Camp via Cho-La pass from Gokyo Valley Trekking an exciting and a great combination. Covering both picturesque areas of high scenic Khumbu valley with the guidance of ‘Treklanders Adventures’.

    The first part of the journey leads to high Gokyo Valley, at one time a Yak grazing summer pasture. But due to its amazing and beautiful location, trekkers began to venture around Gokyo valley. A wonderful place and close on route to world’s 6th highest Mt. Cho Oyu and number one tallest Mt. Everest.  

    Gokyo valley and its serene turquoise colored lakes, located North Central Khumbu, in between high passes of Renjo-La and Cho-La. Where adventurers and trekkers can enjoy traversing over these passes to reach other scenic sides of Khumbu region.  

    The Gokyo Lake consists of five lakes, the closest is 1st, 2nd and 3rd which is called Dudh Pokhari. Which is the main lake where all nice lodges are situated close to the 3rd lake of Gokyo. The charm and beauty of Gokyo is the lakes and high scenic Gokyo-Ri. From this high ridge offers breathtaking panorama of world’s four highest peaks, namely Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Mt. Makalu.

    The views from Gokyo-Ri incudes whole of Gokyo valley and its serene lakes with Ngozumpa glacier; the longest glaciers in Nepal and around the Himalayas.

    Everest Base Camp via Cho-La pass from Gokyo Valley Trekking, begins on arrival at Lukla town with an airport. The airport is named in tribute to famous legendary mountaineers Tenzing & Hillary the first climbers to summit Mt. Everest. Walk leads from Lukla on the main trail through nice Sherpa villages festooned with religious monuments of prayer walls. As walk proceeds following the glacial Dudh Koshi River to enter Sagarmatha National Park, listed in World Heritage Sites. The trek follows through cool shade of lovely forest and then on the high trails to famous Namche Bazaar. The major hub of Khumbu and Everest region, an interesting place to experience local cultures and the busy colorful markets.

    Enjoying a free day for acclimatization with side hikes to glorious view-points, and then on the road to Gokyo. The route to Gokyo diverts from the main and popular trail of Everest Base Camp, heading due north. An interesting walk with climb into a river gorge covered in dense tree lines, reaching an open exposed country.

    The walk leads on high ridges after spending overnights in Dole and Machermo small settlements, then reaching Gokyo valley. Which is the second most popular destinations around Khumbu areas after Everest base camp.

    At Gokyo marvel the beautiful surrounding of towering high snow-capped peaks with climb to Gokyo-Ri view-points. After an exciting and marvelous time at picturesque Gokyo Valley; our next adventure proceeds to other sides of Gokyo towards Everest base camp. The walk leads past the lakes reaching end of Gokyo valley at the base of Cho-La pass. 

    A big day and a long haul to cross over high Cho-La pass, climb leads on rocky boulders and moraines. Finally reaching atop Cho-La, often spelled as Tsho-La, the pass adorned with rock cairns and prayer flags. Enjoy the fabulous views of high peaks that encircles the top of Cho-La pass, facing close look of Cholatse peak.

    From the pass a long descend to another summer pasture areas at Dzongla, a small settlement. The route leads to join the main trail towards Everest base camp, walking through Lobuche and Gorakshep settlements.

    Then finally adventure takes you on the foot of world’s number one at Mt. Everest base camp. Enjoy the fascinating scenery of remorseless fields of ice and snow with Khumbu Ice-Fall at a mere distance.

    On completing the main highlights of the journey, next adventure takes you to steep climb on top of Kalapathar hill. For the hard effort rewards spectacular panorama of giant towering peaks, facing grand closest views of Mt. Everest. Return walk leads on the main trail to Pheriche valley, past Pangboche village with uphill to beautiful Tengboche Monastery. A famous and popular spot for grand views of Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam with arrays of peaks.

    The trek continues heading down, and ups to Namche Bazaar; finally walk takes you to Lukla for last overnight. Next morning a sweeping scenic flight brings you back at Kathmandu, after a wonderful adventure and great experience on Everest base camp via Gokyo valley and Cho-La Pass trekking.

    Important Note

    Trip Summary:
    Mode of Trek:                     Best available lodge / guest house on treks.
    Trekking Grade:                 Moderate to Adventurous.
    Trekking Region:              Around high Khumbu and Everest Area.
    Start and End of trek:      Lukla to Lukla with flights both ways.
    Highest elevation:            Kalapathar 5,643 m / 18,514 feet and
                                                 Everest Base Camp 5,364 m / 17, 598 feet.
                                                 Gokyo-Ri 5,357 m / 17, 575 feet and Cho-La Pass 
                                                 5, 420 m / 17, 782 ft. 
    Trek duration:             13 Nights and 14 Days from Lukla to Lukla. 
    Total Trip:                 17 Nights and 18 Days, from arrival to departures.

    Best Seasons:
    The best season for this adventure is on spring time from March to May. 
    Including autumn/fall begins from September to November, interested people can visit all year round, except for the summer/monsoon time of mid-June to August. Springtime is bright and beautiful, most days are clear with sunny days, can be cloudy afternoons. Bringing cold chill in the late afternoon, and night till morning this is the time when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom.
    Expect snow-fall sometimes during spring times, around the high areas on treks.

    The next best season is autumn/fall, where days are clear with sunny days for views and walks. But shorter days due to limited sunlight hours, cold morning and night time can expect snowfall sometimes. Winter from December to February with clear sunny days, but cold mornings, late afternoons, and night time with freezing temperatures. But an enjoyable day for pleasant walks with clear views of beautiful scenery. Could get heavy snow-fall sometimes but an adventurous feat to enjoy.

    Culture & Religion: 
    The Everest region of the high Khumbu district is populated by the famous highlanders the Sherpa. The menfolk considered as finest natural mountaineers and expert Mountain Guides. The Sherpa interwoven with the teaching of Buddhism follows an impressive heritage and culture similar to its predecessors the Tibetans. Most villages have monasteries known as Gompa, every house adorned with prayer flags, and prayer monuments.

    Please Note:
    The flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu, can get delayed sometimes or might be postponed for next morning. If weather is bad and unfavorable for regular, this is normal, around the Himalayas. On this situations please bear with us, the company will try the best finding other solution to avoid inconvenience to all our clients. 

    The next important information for all trekkers to Everest and Khumbu region needs to be aware. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is diverted to Manthali town airport of Ramechap district. The diversion is made by Nepal Civil Aviation due to heavy air-traffic at Kathmandu international or domestic airport.
    This notice applies till further notice from respective Government departments.

    Manthali airport of Ramechap located approx. 150 km / 93 miles from Kathmandu, driving distance of 4 to 5 hours. Might need to travel to Ramechap on the second day after international arrival in Kathmandu.

    Trip Itinerary

    On reaching departure air terminal on landing at Kathmandu / international airport. Our staff and guide receives you for short transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city. After checking into your rooms, getting refreshed join with other members of the treks for group briefing. Provided by our guide or trek leader, briefing includes all important subjects related to the treks, includes information of Kathmandu and hotels. Evening a group welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurants, an introduction to Nepali meals and cultures.

    Morning options for half-day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu world heritage sites of great cultural and historical interest. After the tour free for trek preparation. In case if the flight operates from Ramechap, Manthali town airport. Trek Landers Adventure, will inform for early departure from the hotel to Ramechap airport for Lukla flight next morning.

    Flying either from Kathmandu or from Manthali airport at Ramechap, transfer to the domestic airport, having early breakfast. Board on a small aircraft of 25 to 30 minutes to land at Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport. Lukla town the door to various adventure destination around Khumbu and Everest region. 

    From Lukla a short day walk of 3 hours or more to reach Phakding village for overnight stop. The walk leads downhill and on gradual pleasant trail through several lovely Sherpa villages adorned with Buddhist monument. Following the Dudh Koshi River to a nice village at Phakding, and checking into a best available lodge.

    Enjoy the day from Phakding onwards, morning walk heads higher past smaller villages to cross a long bridge. The climb leads to a nice Monjo village and then at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. (The name Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepal, the native Sherpa calls Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language).

    From the park to the last village of Jorsalle before Namche Bazaar, possible lunch stop. Afternoon walk following the river bed and climb up to a high suspension bridge, and then on undulating uphill. Taking another few hours to famous Namche Bazaar the capital of Khumbu Sherpa’s, and major hub for trekkers.

    All house are in an amphitheater U shaped basin, the size of a town provides great facilities for visitors. As well as for the local also, where once a week a busy colorful Saturday market takes place. Hence the name as Namche Bazaar, arriving on this large settlement check into a nice lodge for two overnight stops

    An ideal place with perfect altitude for rest day to support acclimatization before heading higher destination. At Namche enjoy a leisure morning and take a hike around its scenic viewpoints.

    Suggested short hike and excursion around Namche Bazaar and beyond:

    The short and scenic is short steep climb to Park museum above Namche Bazaar offers grand vista of Mt. Everest. Includes views of Lhotse and majestic Ama Dablam with arrays of snow clad peaks. Visit the park museum provides good interesting information of the Khumbu and its people, cultures and custom.

    As well of exotic flora and fauna with history of mountaineering expeditions around Khumbu high mountains. 

    The next great hike is to Everest View Hotel at 3,880 m, located on a high ridge amidst forest surrounding. One of the world’s highest deluxe hotels offers superb views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and magnificent Ama Dablam. A walk of 2-3 hours with an hour or more climb and down, overlooking birds-eye views of whole Namche Bazaar.

    Rest of the afternoon rest or explore the fancy streets of Namche Bazaar, lined with shops, stores and restaurants. Includes café, fresh bakeries, pubs and bars with backdrop of stunning views of Kwangde Peaks.

    After a pleasant and exciting time in Namche Bazaar, walk leads on the main trail for an hour or more. Then our route diverts heading for a steep climb away from main busy trail of Everest base camp. The climb continues till a high ridge at Mong Hill is reached, a small place with few tea-houses and shops. From Mong enjoy grand views of Tharmasarku and Kwangde peaks with Ama Dablam.

    A short descent to Phortse Tenga, situated on Dudh Koshi River gorge covered in thick forest of rhododendron and pine trees. Possible lunch stop, in a small lodge restaurants, afternoon walk leads to gradual climb within a narrow gorge.

    After few hours of steady climb reaching an open area at Dole, a small settlement with several lodges and guest houses. Overnight in the comfort of a nice lodge, with time to enjoy short stroll around Dole. 

    Today a short day trek to Machhermo, after breakfast a steep climb of less than hour. Then reaching an open high ridge, a lovely pleasant walk past the settlement of Luza and above Dudh Koshi River. After a good walk of few hours reaching near Machhermo, facing views of Mt. Cho-Oyu towards north.

    Enjoying the scenic surrounding views, downhill to a stream with few trees of willow and populous trees. A short climb brings you to Machhermo for lunch and overnight stop, a lovely settlement with few nice lodges.

    Afternoon, relax or take a short hike facing views of near Machhermo Peak with back side of Mt. Khumbila, the patron god of Khumbu Sherpa’s.

    Morning walk leads to our first highlight destination at Gokyo with beautiful lakes.

    A short uphill, and then walk on a high ridge reaching a small isolated place of Panga. Having a refreshing break, continue walk up on stone steps the areas with lush green vegetation and few trees. The climb leads to first and then second lakes, on reaching the last third lakes. Where Gokyo main settlement is situated above the third main lake, also called Dudh Pokhari (Milky Pond).

    On reaching the higher side of Gokyo, check into a nice lodge for lunch and overnight halt. Rest of the day enjoy the views of Mt. Cho-Oyu, the 6th world highest peaks, straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet / China.

    An early morning hike before breakfast, walk leads across the shore of 3rd lake, then steep climb starts. Continue uphill walk on grassy slope sided hill, after a tough climb reach on top at Gokyo-Ri. Take a rest and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of world’s four highest peaks, overlooking Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Makalu with Mt. Cho-Oyu. Includes series of snow-capped peaks that surrounds the Gokyo valley and Gokyo-Ri hill top. The view of Gokyo valley and the lakes with Nepal’s longest Ngozumpa glaciers is clearly seen from Gokyo-Ri.

    After a refreshing morning hike, down to Gokyo for breakfast and lunch, afternoon a short walk to Thagnak for overnight stop. Located at the far eastern end of Gokyo valley at the base of Cho-La Pass.

    A big day of the adventure and one of the main trip highlights, start the morning early carrying packed lunch. Follow our expert guide scrambling on rocky uphill path and over moraines of rocks, heeding slowly as altitude gains.

    After few hours of steady climb reaching on top Cho-La Pass marked with rock cairns and Buddhist prayer flags. For all the tough effort rewards you with a grand vista of an array snow-capped peaks. Enjoy close views of Cholatse and Lobuche East, West peaks with Nirekha as far towards Mt. Cho-Oyu.

    From the pass a slow and safe descend to the bottom of the pass, reaching a flat ground. A short hour of good walk reaching Dzongla for overnight stop, on completing the first phase of the adventure.

    From Dzongla onwards on nice and easy walk reaching the main trails to Everest Base Camp. The walk leads to slow ups to Lobuche for overnight stop, located on the corner of a wide grassy field. Lobuche with number of nice guest houses and lodges, facing views of Lobuche and Nuptse peaks.

    An exciting trek in the morning towards our last final highlight destinations of the adventure. Walk follows on gentle path with few ups reaching rocky moraine areas above Khumbu glacier. After few hours of good morning walk reached Gorakshep, situated at the bottom of famous Kalapathar rocky hill.

    Gorakshep the last settlement of Khumbu area on route Everest and Lhotse base camp. Following the trail towards east on well-defined path for an hour and then the last leg of the hike. The walk continues over moraine of ice and glaciers to Everest base camp. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of arctic like landscapes enclosed by towering peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse and Lingtrin. The views of Mt. Everest is obstructed by adjoining peaks, however an amazing place to experience.

    Overlooking close views of massif Khumbu Ice Fall as it tumbles down near the foot of Everest at base camp. From the base camp return walk back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

    Great options and opportunity for last steep climb and hike to the top of Kalapathar. The highest point of the adventure, start early morning heading towards at the base of Kalapathar. As climb begins heading higher and higher on steep slope then reach a rocky hill top of Kalapathar. One of the best view-points in all Himalayas for the closest looks of Mt. Everest at a stone throw distance.

    Enjoy the tremendous panorama of giant peaks with close views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Mt. Pumori. After a refreshing morning hike head downhill to Gorakshep for breakfast, and getting ready for a long day walk to Pangboche village. The trail follows on the same route past Lobuche, reaching Thugla, where route of Dingboche and Pheriche meets. Our route leads down to Pheriche valley and reaching the nice settlement with many lovely lodges and resorts. Possible lunch stop at Pheriche, a place where HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) Post is located. From Pheriche walk down to a river and then up to a small hill top, and then on easy downhill to Pangboche village for overnight stop.

    Morning starts with easy descent to a bridge, and then climb towards Tengboche Monastery. One of the most picturesque spot surrounded by snow peaks amidst lovely forest with impressive monastery. Having time for short tour of the monastery interior, and then continue downhill to Imjatse River. A slow steady climb for an hour past Sanasa village, and then on easy winding trail reaching the junction. The point, where route of Gokyo, Khumjung and Everest base camp branches off. From here few hour walks to Namche Bazaar for overnight halt after a tiring long day treks.

    Last day walk of the adventure, enjoy the pleasant walk downhill to Dudh Koshi River valley. A nice walk to Jorsalle crossing a bridge with short steep climb to the entrance and exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park. Walk continues past Monjo village heading towards Phakding for lunch stop. Afternoon few hours of good walks with last hour climb to reach Lukla. Arriving by late afternoon with ample time hang around and to enjoy the last dinner celebration with fellow members and trekking staff.

    Early morning transfer to Lukla’s Tenzing and Hillary airport as the plane arrives either from Kathmandu or Ramechap. Board in a small aircraft of respective airlines for sweeping panoramic flight back to Kathmandu. Then get transferred to your hotel, with afternoon free at leisure.

    If the flight lands at Manthali airport in Ramechap, our staff transfers you to a vehicles. A drive of 4-5 hours brings you back at the hotel in Kathmandu, after a great adventure on Everest base camp via Gokyo and Cho-La Pass Trekking.

    Enjoy an extra day in Kathmandu, we have reserved as contingency day in case of flight delay and cancellation. Due to unfavorable bad weather condition, if all goes well according to our itinerary days, have a great enjoyable day.

    For individual activities or get into shopping spree, interested people can join for another interesting tour of other cities of Kathmandu valley. Sightseeing around Patan / Lalitpur or the famous Bhaktapur city Durbar Square, worth a visit.

    After an enjoyable and most mesmerizing adventure in Nepal and around the Himalayas on Everest base camp via Gokyo and Cho-La Pass Trek. As time for departure, our staff transfer you to international airport for flight homeward bound or to next port of call.

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    • Airport pick up and drop off.
    • 4 Night hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
    • All accommodation in simple T-house
    • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner during trekking.
    • Experience and government licensed guide and porter.
    • Domestic flight ticket Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
    • First aid kit carry by Sherpa leader .
    • Food salary insurance for Guide and Porter.
    • National park entrance fee All government charges and taxes.
    • 1 porter for 2 trekkers Farewell dinner last night in Kathmandu.

    Doesn't Include

    • Extra night's hotel stay in Kathmandu if extended stay is required.
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Laundry service / battery charge Rescue / emergency and Travel insurance.
    • Personal equipment’s and personal expenses.
    • Tips for guide and porter.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    As this trek is more of an adventurous of two weeks duration, where all trekkers needs to be physically fit and in sound health to cope with ups and downhill walks. Rest of the walks is normal spending overnights in a nice lodge with comprehensive food menu to enjoy. Trekkers of minimum 18 years of age to maximum of 70 years old can join on this wonderful adventure.

    Nearly all villages and lodges have electricity with Hydro or Solar power, where one can charge their electronic items. Where client needs to pay an extra fee for using the power as per gadgets charged. As for internet and cell phone communications, every lodges have the Wi-Fi and internet services, but can be quite disturbing sometimes due to weather and location wise.

    From Lukla onwards to Gokyo one can enjoy the comfort of nice lodges and guest house. As well with warm traditional hospitality in every overnight stops, people can choose from budget, standard to luxury lodges where available.

    The foods are well served in a large cosy dining hall, can choose various items of foods from the menu with wide range of meals and snacks to choose from.

    Serves Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali foods, as well Mexican, Italian, Korean or Japanese in some lodge restaurants. Includes fresh bakery products also.

    It is the second best and popular trek around high Khumbu and Everest region. Besides direct routes to Everest base camp, most trekkers visits just Gokyo valley and returns via different easy alternative trails. Instead of crossing Cho-La pass to reach Everest base camp. Few trekkers traverse over three passes covering whole of Khumbu including Gokyo and Cho-la pass.   

    As season wise with flow of visitors to Lukla and vice versa from Kathmandu.

    During high times of trekking season, the flight to Lukla and back can be quite busy. Where more than 20 flights operates in a fine clear day, which cause air traffic with the international and other domestic airlines. To make the air traffic lighter, the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is diverted in Manthali airport at Ramechap district. Which is about 150 k.m driving distance of 4 to 5 hours, the flight from Ramechap to Lukla is just 20 to 25 minutes. Which makes it easier and quicker before the bad weather closes in. For further updates the company will inform all the clients flying to Lukla joining with Trek Landers Adventures.

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