Gokyo to EBC Via Cho La Pass

Gokyo to EBC Via Cho La Pass


Adventure Trekking




5 Years


Every trekkers loose no time to trek to explore the world's highest peak Mount Everest. Gokyo to EBC via Cho La Pass is adventurous for all the travelers where they can carry enormous amplitude to reach towards the destination. If you can make this short of adventurous trip then any other trek route is easy to carry out. Every steps makes the travelers forget their pain they get during walking due to the mind blowing clouds and sky that appears along with the astounding sky-scraping mountains. Small settlement in mountains are crafted naturally heavenly place with remarkable plants and animals. It makes people adopt a lifestyle unlike any other places.

Gokyo to EBC Via Cho La Pass Overview

After a short scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2,800m/9,184ft), the bold stride moves ahead towards a beautifully crafted Himalayan town which is nestled along the crescent shaped hill slopes, Namche bazaar. "Hall of fame" gallery of Sherpas who submitted Everest, Photos of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay (first climbers to reach at the peak)  of Sherpa Museum at Namche Bazaar and due many other significant things, this place is considered as the administrative centre and historical capital of the Khumbu region.

This trekking route has many exciting climbs such as Gokyo Ri (5,483m/17,984ft), Cho La pass (5,368m/17,607ft), Everest Base Camp(EBC) (5,380m/17,646ft) and Kalapathar (5,545m/18,187ft) where the Himalayas secrets are crystalline. The travelers get to come across the beautiful Gokyo valley, viewing the grand Ngozumpa glacier which is the biggest glacier in Nepal and the magnificent view of Gokyo Lake (4,750m/15,580ft), the highest freshwater lake system in Nepal. The kalapatthar offers a delightful view icefalls and glaciers of Mahalangur Himalayan range which comprises of four major peaks above 8,000m - Mt. Everest, (8,848m), Mt. ChoOyu (8,210m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m) and Mt Makalu (8,485m) and many other captivating monutains above 6,000 meters. Each point uncovers the beauty of mountains in every aspect.

Travelling through the Himalaya of the Khumbu region not only comprises of the mystic mountains, lakes and artistic village but also carries the great signifance of culture, lifestyle of sherpas and monks, art and crafts, monuments, monasteries, habitat of many endangered birds and animals and admiring the real beauty of Himalayas that cannot be put into words. After all, the adventurous trek at the noble Himalayas makes people attached with the Khumbu Mountains throughout the lifetime that can never be put into words.

Trip Features:

  • Gokyo to Everest Base Camp(EBC) via Cho La Pass is an exciting trek. In this trek the trekkers pass through the delightful landscapes and magical atmosphere. The journey begins with after the picturesque mountainous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • The trip covers one pass of the Everest Three Passes Trek, come up with the adventurous experience once in a lifetime that challenges the trekker's stamina and determination. The trekkers goes through the gradual views of wonderful snowcaped mountains and get to set foot on beautiful Gokyo Lake (4,750m/15,580ft), breathtaking view point Gokyo Ri(5,483m/17,984ft), adventurous Cho La pass (5,368m/17,607ft),Everest Base Camp (5,380m/17,646ft ) and Kalapathar (5,545m/18,187ft) to unfold gems of Himalaya, it's graceful atmosphere and the majestic mountains.
  • The distinct culture and tradition of this Himalaya itself is an extraordinary thing that pleases the travelers. Several Buddhist monasteries including the oldest Sherpa celibate monastery, traditional crafts, lifestyle of Sherpa and monks is one is something very unique that the travelers encounter throughout the stay.
  • We can spot the rare kind of flora and fauna of this Himalaya region consists about 118 species of birds such as Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, red-billed cough. Some rare mammal species including musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear and red panda.


  • Required numbers of time Airport pick up and drop off as per your flight schedule (international and domestic). All required transfers in Kathmandu too.
  • 3 Night’s accommodation in touristic town of Kathmandu in BB Plan (one can choose budget, standard and deluxe)
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle, highly experienced city tour guide.
  • All the entrance fees of UNESCO heritage sites.
  • Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu both way flight ticket.
  • Standard tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary followed by 3 times tea/coffee per day. One can choose the meal from menu there.
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Nepali SIM card (Rental basis, if needed)
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Fee
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Manual System) permit
  • An experienced government certified local Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of highly experienced trekking porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s foods, salary, insurance, accommodation, meals, transportation etc
  • General first Aid Kit
  • A certificate of appreciation (experience certificate) after completing the Trek
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program.
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork


  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses for bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages, hot shower and battery charge during the trek.
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff

Tour Map

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing’s airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the airport as per your arrival schedule. He/she welcomes you and drives you to the hotel. Check-in hotel and take a rest or relaxation time at the Hotel. Then you can have a free excursion to know the surroundings and visit our office to get brief information of Gokyo to EBC via Cho La Pass Trek, we also conduct an introduction program with the trekking leader and official team. Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request. Meal includes: Breakfast. In general, we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) (45 min flight) & Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640m/8659ft) (3 hrs walk).

Early in the morning drive to the Domestic terminal of Tribhuwan airport. Take a flight for about 30 minutes to Tenzing Hillary airport Lukla- is the beautiful valley which is surrounded by High Mountain and hills from all direction. Make sure the backpacks and all stuffs fully arranged to get started the trek towards Phakding. The easy and scenic trail follows soft descends to bank of Dudh Koshi River, follow the river bank of the river before we reach at Ghat. After there we continuously walk gentle ascend to Phakding. We visit several Gompas, Monasteries and beautiful stone carving (written Buddhist scripts) all the way to Phakding.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) (5-6 hrs walk).

Early breakfast at teahouse. Follow ascent trail through pine forest. We have to cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, gradually walk via Benkar, Chumoa, and Monjo to reach the check post of Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park where we have to record our National Park entry permit. With a walk of zigzag ascends and descends, mostly uphill takes us towards the capital of Sherpa people at Namche Bazaar. We can have a beautiful view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru Peak, and others.

Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.

As we are already above 3,000 meters from sea level at Namche Bazaar, it is a perfect way to acclimatize by resting and exploring around at Namche Bazaar before ascending towards more altitudes. Health experts suggest keeping moving and stay active to adapt to the weather. Today we ascend towards Syangboche View Point to have excellent views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, and other snow-capped peaks. Again we continue the walk with continuous scenery towards Everest View Hotel; it is a good place to have refreshment drink with the views in our surroundings. After there we go to explore an important Buddhist monastery of the region at Khumjung Monastery then back to Namche Bazar. In the evening, we can explore around the Bazaar, can use ATMs, use internet cyber, cafes and restaurants to be close with locals as well as learn the unique culture, traditions, and lifestyles of Sherpa’s.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,040m/13,251ft) (5-6 hrs walk).

We leave Namche Bazaar after taking breakfast, continue the straightforward trail with the same trail of EBC trek until we reach Sanasa, then we choose left side following gentle ascend with a good view of snow-capped peaks and mountain vegetation. Along the trail, we can have a chance to explore cultural villages and terraced farmlands. Finally, we reach a beautiful Sherpa village of Dole, where the main way of living of that people is farming and mountain tourism.

Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4,410m/13,578ft altitude) (3-4 hrs walk).


Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4,750m/15,580ft) (4-5 hrs walk).

After having breakfast, we start our adventure journey towards Gokyo Lake. Once we get started the walk from the very beginning we follow the scenic path of several ascends followed by only a few descend. The major attraction of this day is we explore Nepal’s largest glacier called Ngozumpa glacier along with the trail. We follow the steep rocky trail from the side of the glacier into the Gokyo valley. There are five main lakes inside the Gokyo Valley where the third lake is the largest one with the name “DUDH POKHARI” we can see the majestic reflection of Mt. Cho Oyu and Gyanchung Kang at the pristine freshwater of the lake. Finally, we reach at fifth Lake of Gokyo for an overnight stay; there is a small settlement most probably one of the highest hamlets on the earth.

Day 08: Early morning ascent to Gokyo Ri (5,483m/17,984ft) and full day excursion around the valley.

Before having breakfast in, early morning (around 4 AM) we start to ascend Gokyo Ri which takes three hours to gradually ascend from the village. Gokyo Ri, also known as Gokyo peak is most probably the best viewpoint of the Khumbu and Everest region, once we reach the top of the rock of Gokyo Ri we will be rewarded by 360-degree views of the world’s towering mountain ranges including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and many more snow-capped peaks. After spending an hour of time there, we safely retrace our steps back to Gokyo. The remaining times of the day we explore around the biggest glacial or Nepal – Ngozumpa glacier as well as make a tour to other lakes excursion.

Day 09: Trek from Gokyo to Thangna (4,650m/15,252ft) (3-4 hrs walk).

After having breakfast at Gokyo, we can take time to excursion around Gokyo valley since this day we do not have to walk too long to reach Thangna. Have lunch at the tea house of Gokyo, we leave from there to Thangna village. It is a Sherpa cultural village situated in a corner of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Keep moving around the place to make it physically active before cross the adventurous Cho La Pass 5,429 meters the next day.

Day 10: Trek from Thangna to Dzongla (4,843m/15,885ft) via Cho La pass (5,368m/17,607ft) (6-7 hrs walk).

After having early morning breakfast (around 4 AM), we leave the tea house at Thangna since we have to cross the adventurous pass before sunlight melts the snow. We gradually follow ascend along the valley towards Cho La Pass. Cho La Pass is usually covered by blue ice over the rocks from where we have really close- up views of the Himalayas. After having a short and memorable time at the top, our trail immediately follows gradual descends all the way to another charming Sherpa village of Dzongla.

Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4,928m/16,164ft altitude) (4-5 hrs walk).

After taking breakfast at Dzongla, we start the walk, this day also we are not going to walk too long to give accompany of recent hard physical workout for Cho La Pass. Our scenic trail goes with numerous numbers of time ups and down with continuous views of Mt. Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam et cetera. Lobuche is always busy during the time of the season because it is the main stop of Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar trail.

Day 12: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,160m/16,925ft) & continue to Everest Base Camp (5,380m/17,646ft) then back to Gorakshep (6-7 hrs walk).

Early morning breakfast at teahouse. Today’s trail leads to our core destination. We cross moraine of Khumbu glacier, pass through pyramid sign on the way from where you can observe Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Langtern, Mt. Khumbutse, and Mt. Nuptse. Then again we follow small trail to Thangma Riju form where we perceive 360 degree vista of Snowy Mountain. Then climb steeply trail to reach at Gorakshep where we find Show Mountains in all direction including Mt. Everest & Pumori. Gorakshep is our today’s stop for dinner and overnight. Take off our backpacks and heavy stuffs at tea house and start a journey towards Everest Base Camp. After having a great time at Everest Base Camp, we retrace our steeps back to Gorakshep for overnight stay.

Day 13: Morning hike to Kalapathar (5,545m/18,187ft) and trek to Pheriche (4,243m/13,917ft) (5-6 hrs walk).

We start trek at early in the morning at round 4:00 A.M. to Kalapathar for sunrise view over the Himalayas. We walk continuous ascend around 2 hours to reach Kala Pathar. When the first ray of sun strike the mountain it turns into Golden color which seems pretty amazing. Take picture of golden Mountain and soaring around Kala Patthar return back to Gorakshep for breakfast. Then we start gradual descend trail all the way to Pheriche.

Day 14: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (5-6 hrs walk).

Breakfast at the teahouse. Follow descend trail through riverside and crossing the suspension bridge of Imja Khola to Pongboche village. After that you again follow the trail through the pine and Rhododendron forest and move towards Namche Bazar. Walkint towards lower elevation makes the trek easier.

Day 15: Trek back to Lukla (5 hrs walk).

Breakfast at the teahouse. Last day of Gokyo EBC Trek with Cho La & Renjo La follows descend trail to Phakding. We have to cross Suspension Bridge of Dudh Koshi, pass through pin and rhododendron forest with different prayer flags and stone rocks on the way back to Lukla.

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Early morning breakfast at lodge. Walk to Lukla airport for schedule flight. Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing’s airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the Kathmandu airport. Drive to hotel. At the evening feel free for leisure and personal activities such as Shopping, markets explore, spa, massage, rest and relax can be an option.

Day 17: Rest and exploration, free for a tour around Kathmandu.

This is a day as a spare which can use with rest, relaxation and free walk around the market. Day trip in request: Sightseeing, Meditation, Rafting, Paragliding, Short Hiking, Mountain flight and other activities can be done according to you plan. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner together with entire team of Adventure Mountain Nepal.

Day 18: Farewell. Departure transfer as per flight schedule.

Our airport arrival and departure representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your scheduled flight.



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