Everest Base Camp Cho-La Pass Gokyo Trek

6 reviewsEBC Gokyo Chola Pass Trek
Trip Fact:
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • DestinationNepal
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu and Guest houses/lodges during trekking
  • MealsHotels in Kathmandu and Guest houses/lodges during trekking
  • Trip Start/EndLukla
  • Group Size1-30 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May, September, October and November are the best months.

What to Expect:

  • Prominent UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal include Pashupatinath, Syambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Experience the thrill of a mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • Explore significant locations such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the mountain communities.
  • Discover the serenity of Gokyo Lake and ascend Gokyo Ri (5483m/17984ft).
  • Marvel at the breathtaking views of Mt Everest (8,848m), Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu, and the fifth lake.

The Everest Base Camp Gokyo Chola Pass trek is an ideal challenge for the enthusiastic outdoor lover who is seeking for something truly wild. During this trek in Nepal, the stunning and high Cho La Pass with its 5420m height, and the 19 days trek will take us through the the magnificent Gokyo Lake area and the world highest mountain Everest Base Camp.

The Everest Base Camp Gokyo Chola Pass trek is fused with eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, picturesque villages, colorful festivals and monasteries, Sherpa people, great variety of cultures and tradition, and Sagarmatha National Park with rare and endangered flora and fauna.

This amazing EBC Gokyo Chola Pass trek will take us to the thrill climbs of Chukkung Ri, GokyoRi, and Kalapathar for the splendid views of the icefalls, glaciers of Mahalangur Himalayan ranges including five major peaks over 8,000m (Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Lhotse-Shar, and Makalu) and other stunning peaks. This fascinating trek of Everest Gokyo trek goes through the renowned regions including trekking points;Lukla, Phakding, vibrant Namche Bazaar, Dhole, Machhermo, and many more of the Khumbu region with the majestic views of the world highest peak on the backdrop.

This amazing scenery with fascinating culture laced up will surely provide a wild adventure to the trekkers and travelers. Trekking through the magnificent DudhKoshi River with the grand views of the biggest glacier called Ngozumpa glacier and achieving the summit of the Cho La Pass, GokyoRi,and Kalapathar will surely make one of the most blockbuster as well as adventurous trekking experience in once life.During trekking, we will cross several striking villages, tranquil monasteries, stunning landscapes, majestic waterfalls with the majestic views of the mountains.

How to Get Everest Base Camp Cho-La Pass Gokyo

This amazing Everest Base Camp Gokyo Chola Pass trek begins with an beautiful flight for Lukla from Kathmandu with the great views of green and white mountains. From Lukla, the starting point of trekking will pass several villages and high passes and finally reach to the destination. After exploration, we will return back to the Kathmandu.
The route follows the same trail as the Everest Base Camp Trek, up until Namche Bazaar. After a day of exploring this magnificent Sherpa Village we head on a different route towards Gokyo.

The trails are filled with natural beauty and charming rustic villages on the way to Machhermo. From here a one day hike brings us up to the Gokyo Lake, Nepal’s deepest lake! A relaxing day is organized to roam around the Lake and hike up to GokyoRi, a viewpoint overseeing the entire lake and its surrounding Himalayan Mountains! Having completed our first half of the trek we prepare to meet Mt. Everest and its base camp.

The way there is a bit challenging, as we face the Cho La Pass at a height of 5420 meters! Obviously the views are absolutely incredible from up there, and the journey continues until reaching Lobuche where we join the trail of EBC. Just a few days of trekking takes us to Everest Base Camp, the feeling is amazing, we reached it! The next morning an even spectacular event is planned when we hike up KalaPathhar early in the morning to see a sunrise view of Mt Everest.

Taking the route of Periche to reach back to the familiar village of Namche Bazaar, allows us to enjoy some of the last up close views of the Everest region in Nepal. We follow the same trail back to Lukla and prepare for our morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will be there to greet you and escort you to your hotel. After checking in, take a few moments to relax and rejuvenate. Our representative will then provide a concise orientation session about the upcoming trek to Everest Gokyo via Gokyo Chola Pass. Later, enjoy a delightful dinner with our team and spend the night at the hotel.

  • Arushi Boutique Hotel or Similar
  • No Meal Today
  • 1400m

Start your day with a delicious breakfast before embarking on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Discover the four iconic landmarks: Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square, accompanied by our knowledgeable guide from Master Himalayas. While exploring these cultural gems, make sure to gather all the essential items needed for the trek the next day. Conclude the day with a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay at the same hotel.

  • Arushi Boutique Hotel or Similar
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

After a hearty breakfast, begin your journey towards Everest Gokyo via Gokyo Chola Pass. Catch a domestic flight from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport to Lukla. Upon arrival, meet the rest of our team. Take some time to rest and recharge. Subsequently, commence your official trek to Phakding, located at an elevation of 2652m. The scenic trek along the mesmerizing Koshi River takes approximately 3 to 4 hours. During the hike, enjoy breathtaking views of majestic mountains, including Mt. Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m), and the Kwangde Range. Conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay at a cozy guest house in Phakding.

  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2640m

Fuel up with a delicious breakfast and embark on a 5 to 6-hour trek to reach Namche Bazaar. Traverse through enchanting rhododendron forests and enjoy picturesque views of the riverside. Marvel at the serenity and beauty of the blue pine forests and rolling hills along the way. Catch your first glimpse of Mt. Everest near the Nuptse-Lhotse ridge, providing an awe-inspiring sight. Conclude the day with dinner and an overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3450m

Indulge in a leisurely breakfast before embarking on a short climb to Khumjung, where majestic mountain views await you. From Khumjung, marvel at the grandeur of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Kwangde. Visit a local Sherpa museum and then trek for about an hour and a half to witness the breathtaking views of Everest and experience the mesmerizing sunrise. Afterward, return to Namche Bazaar and take some well-deserved rest. Enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night in Namche Bazaar, surrounded by the enchanting Himalayan landscape.

  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3450m

Start your day with a satisfying breakfast and get ready for another day of adventure. The trek continues with a mix of gently descending and ascending trails, leading you to Mongla (4000m). From there, the trail steeply descends through Phortse Thanga and then ascends again until you reach Dole. Along the way, immerse yourself in the beauty of pine forests, bamboo groves, and vibrant rhododendrons. The trail is adorned with hanging greenery and lichens, creating a truly magical atmosphere. In the evening, relish a delightful dinner and spend the night at a cozy guest house in Dole.

  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4110m

Kickstart the day with a nourishing breakfast before commencing the trek. Ascend through the rugged terrain, gradually ascending towards the awe-inspiring Luza, perched at an elevation of 4360m. Traverse the mesmerizing DudhKoshi river, passing through enchanting villages until you reach the picturesque destination of Machermo. Relish a delectable dinner and unwind for the night in the cozy confines of Machermo's guest house or lodges. Indulge in sumptuous meals throughout the day as you soak in the breathtaking surroundings at 4470m.

  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4470m

Begin the day with a refreshing breakfast and set off on the trail, descending alongside the magnificent Ngozumpa glacier. Behold the magnificent Cho-Oyu peak as a backdrop and revel in the astounding vistas of turquoise blue glacial lakes. The trail gradually ascends, traversing rugged slopes and passing heavenly lakes, eventually leading you to the enchanting destination of Gokyo. Savor a delightful dinner and spend the night in the welcoming guest house or lodges of Gokyo.

  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4750m

Rise early to witness a mesmerizing sunrise from Gokyo Ri. Feast your eyes on the magnificent vista of Mt. Everest, Ngozumpa glacier, Chho-yo, Tabuche Cholate, Makalu, Amadablam, Thamserku, and numerous other majestic peaks. After an awe-inspiring exploration, descend to Gokyo. Conclude the day with a scrumptious dinner and spend a restful night in the cozy guest house or lodges of Gokyo. Savor the delightful meals, immersing yourself in the beauty of Gokyo at 4750m.

  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4750m

Begin the day with an early breakfast and set off on the trail. Traverse the mesmerizing landscapes, immersing yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Marvel at the stunning views of Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and other majestic peaks. Ascend steep slopes, reaching the hillside, and eventually arrive at Thangna. Delve into the wonders of the largest and most captivating Ngozumpa Glacier. Upon reaching Thangna, explore the vibrant village that awaits you. Savor a delectable dinner and spend the night in the comfortable guest house of Thangna.

  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4730m

Start the day with a fulfilling breakfast and continue the trek towards the majestic Cho La Pass, standing tall at an elevation of 5,300m. Delight in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains from the pass. Embark on a steep climb, treating yourself to the awe-inspiring vistas of the great Himalayas. Upon reaching the summit, relish the magnificent perspectives before descending to Dzong La. Conclude the day with a satisfying dinner and find solace in the comfortable accommodations of Dzong La, situated at an elevation of 4830m. Rest your weary legs and embrace a peaceful night's sleep in the welcoming guest house or lodges.

  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4830m

Kickstart the day with an early morning breakfast before commencing the adventure. Traverse the trekking trail that leads to Lobuche, nestled at an elevation of 4,910m. This leg of the journey offers a shorter route and captivates with its breathtaking scenery. Follow the slightly ascending path as you continue your trek, allowing Lobuche to reveal its panoramic vistas of the Khumbu ice, Pumori, and numerous other enchanting peaks from its precipice. Conclude the day with a delectable dinner and a restful overnight stay in the cozy guest house of Lobuche.

  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4910m

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast in the morning before setting off on the trek. Progress through approximately 2 hours of trekking to reach Gorkshep, situated at an altitude of 5,160m. Along the way, immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring Khumbu Glacier and savor glimpses of the north rim of Everest. Prepare to be spellbound by the magnificent vistas of Mt. Everest, Pumori, and a multitude of other Himalayan ranges. Indulge in a well-deserved lunch at Gorkshep, and then continue the trek, navigating various uphill and downhill sections, until you arrive at the legendary Everest Base Camp after approximately 4 hours of traversing. Witness the jaw-dropping beauty of the Khumbu Icefall and be captivated by the commanding presence of Mt. Pumori and Khumbutse from this renowned location. After a memorable and awe-inspiring experience at Everest Base Camp, it is time to retrace your steps and make your way back to Ghorakshep. Conclude the day with a nourishing dinner and an overnight stay at Ghorahshep.

  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5357m

Begin the day with an early morning hike to Kalapathar, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring views that await. Ascend for approximately 2 hours and be rewarded with stunning vistas of Mt. Everest and Pumori, leaving you in awe of their majestic grandeur. Upon reaching Kalapathar, be prepared to feast your eyes on a spectacle of Himalayan peaks, including the magnificent Mt. Khumbutse (6,639m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), Mt. Nuptse (7,864m), Mt. AmaDablam (6,814m), Cholatse, Tawache, and Mt. Pumori. Allow the mighty Mt. Everest to take center stage, showcasing its splendorous beauty. Behold the breathtaking sunrise from the vantage point of Kalapathar, creating a truly unforgettable experience. After an immersive exploration, retrace your steps back to Pheriche, following the path through Ghorkshep. Conclude the day with a flavorsome dinner and a restful overnight stay at the guest house in Pheriche.

  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3424m

Begin the day with an energizing breakfast before setting off on the trail towards Tengboche, following the path through Pangboche. Allow yourself to be enchanted by the mesmerizing beauty of the dense forest, adorned with vibrant rhododendrons, majestic pines, and graceful bamboo. As you journey through this picturesque landscape, you may even have the fortune of encountering rare and endangered wildlife. Navigate a series of short climbs and descents until you reach the tranquil Imja River. Cross several suspension bridges along the way, each one offering a thrilling experience. Follow the meandering path alongside the enchanting DudhKoshi River, soaking in the magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. Upon reaching Namche Bazaar, take the opportunity to explore the bustling market and procure any necessary items. Conclude the day with a delectable dinner and a peaceful overnight stay in the guest house of Namche Bazaar.

  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3450m

Begin the day with a nourishing breakfast before bidding farewell to Namche Bazaar and venturing into the rugged terrain. Trek downhill, following the course of the DudhKoshi River, and prepare to cross several stunning suspension bridges along the way, each one offering a mesmerizing view. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance as you explore the picturesque monasteries and villages that dot the landscape. Finally, reach the charming town of Lukla, where you can savor the best Himalayan beverages, indulge in local wines, and delight in the flavorsome local cuisine. Conclude the day with a sumptuous dinner and find respite in the cozy guest house of Lukla.

  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2800m

Begin the day with a delightful breakfast before making your way to the domestic airport. Embark on a scenic 30-minute flight, offering captivating views of the snow-capped peaks and lush green mountains below. As you arrive in Kathmandu, check-in to your hotel and take a well-deserved rest. Take this opportunity to relish the captured memories of your trek, as you go through the images that serve as a testament to your extraordinary journey. Spend the night in the comfort of the same hotel in Kathmandu, reflecting on the remarkable experiences you have had.

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  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

Take this opportunity to rest and rejuvenate after your exhilarating trek. Indulge in the captured images and reminisce about the incredible moments you've experienced throughout your journey. In the evening, enjoy a delightful dinner with Dream Heaven team, celebrating the successful completion of the Everest Gokyo trek with Gokyo Chola Pass. Cherish the camaraderie and celebrate the accomplishments of your Everest Gokyo trek with Gokyo Chola Pass. Retire for the night in the familiar comfort of the same hotel in Kathmandu, holding the memories close to your heart.

  • Arushi Boutique Hotel or Similar
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

Our representative will transfer you to the airport, ensuring you arrive three hours prior to your departure time. With heartfelt wishes for a safe onward journey to your homeland, we bid you farewell, grateful for the time shared and the unforgettable moments created during your Everest Gokyo trek with Gokyo Chola Pass.

  • Breakfast

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Cho-La Pass Gokyo Trek map

Cost Details

Includes

  • Airport transfer (picks up and drops )
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 4 nights ) - 3 star hotel
  • Kathmandu full day city tour - professional tour guide and private tourist car
  • Round trip flight tickets ( Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Accomodation in tea house ( in the mountain)
  • Meals (15 breakfast, 14 lunch and 14 dinner)
  • Professional trekking guide
  • Strong porter to carry your baggage
  • National Park entry permit and Khumbu rural municipality entry fee
  • First aid kit
  • Equipments for trekking staff
  • Office expences and government taxes related expences

 

Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu ( lunch and dinner )
  • Travel insurance for the trek
  • Personal expenses (battery charging, hot shower)
  • Any kind of drinks ( soft and alcoholic)
  • Others expenses ( if any)

Dates & Price

Trip DatePriceAvailability 
Start DateSundayJune 02, 2024End DateThursdayJune 20, 2024StatusStatusGuaranteedPricePriceUS $1799

Good to Know

Difficulty of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

Trekkers often ask how difficult Everest base camp gokyo chola pass is. The difficulty of Everest base camp chola pass trek is determined by number of factors such as altitude, itinerary and routes, and the season you decide to trek the Everest base camp.

Everest base camp gokyo chola pass trek is completed around 2 weeks, so it is moderate trek in terms of trekking days. On the other hand during EBC gokyo chola pass trek, you will have to walk for 5-6 hours a day. After having your early morning breakfast you will trek around 3 hours before having lunch.

A bit of rest for a while and then you will continue your trek for further 3 hours to reach the place for night accommodation.  Thus, from trekking hour’s perspective also EBC trek is moderately difficult.

Altitude is significant factor for determining the difficulty level of the certain trek. Usually, low altitude treks are easier than the high altitude trek such as Annapurna base camp trek or Everest base camp trek. Trekking at higher altitude is very challenging and demanding. To overcome the difficulty put forwarded by altitude, you must trek at gentle pace, as well as spend enough time acclimatizing so that your body will adapt to the changing altitude.

Last but not the least, difficulty of Gokyo chola pass Everest base camp trek is also influenced by the season you are trekking in. Generally, trekking in autumn and spring is easier than trekking in monsoon and winter season.

Anyway, taking all these factors in to account, EBC gokyo lake trek is a moderate level trek in mesmerizing khumbu region.

Travel Insurance for EBC Gokyo Chola Pass trek

Travel insurance is significant for you to feel secure, regardless the trip you are under taking. And in high altitude trek like this one, you must have one of those. Travel insurance for Everest base camp gokyo chola pass comes in handy to overcome from the situations of altitude sickness, accidents, and so on that may occur during your trek.

For instance, when you are in  the worst condition of altitude sickness, and at that time if you don’t have the travel  insurance then you must pay 5000$ extra  for an immediate helicopter rescue. In addition, you might lost you bags or other items as a result of misplacement or petty theft. In such cases also travel insurance is helpful.

For these reasons, you must get a travel insurance for Everest base camp gokyo lake trekking. There are number of trekking agency that provides the facility of travel insurance. You must make sure that the provided insurance covers all these aspects.

Altitude Sickness in EBC Gokyo Lake Trek

One of the major concerns of trekkers while trekking to Everest base camp is altitude sickness. Altitude sickness in EBC is a result of low oxygen level (58%) that compels body to function abnormally, and improper acclimatization trend.
There are many forms of resulting altitude sickness during EBC Gokyo Chola Pass trekking. They are:

  • Acute mountain sickness (AMS)
  • High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)
  • High altitude cerebral edema (HACE)

These forms of altitude sickness have their distinct symptoms and preventive measures. Acute mountain sickness is comparatively mild while HAPE HACE are extreme form of altitude sickness. HAPE and HACE are the condition where fluid accumulate in lungs and brain, respectively and can be fatal if left untreated immediately.

However, you can reduce the chances of altitude sickness by trekking at rather gentle pace. Plus, make sure you are giving your body enough time to adjust in the changing environment by sensible acclimatization. Moreover, you must provide your body with enough nutrients (especially carbohydrates) and minerals.

Other factors like proper medication, sanitation, and quick descent to lower altitude when you feel the symptoms of altitude sickness are significant in preventing the chance of altitude sickness.

 

Client Reviews

  • Eric Heineman
    Eric HeinemanUnited States |September 05, 2022
    TripAdvisor

    Beautiful EBC gokyo lakes trek with Dream Heaven

    I recently travelled to Everest base camp & gokyo lakes with my wife. Dream Heaven Adventure has everything taken care of and all their staff were great to work with, made us feel at home. Guide Raj knows a lot about the area, culture and traditions and is very hospitable.
    I truly recommend Dream Heaven Adventure for visiting Nepal.

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    Dale SAustralia |February 17, 2020
    TripAdvisor

    Expectational Everest Base Camp Chola pass trek with professional trekking agency, "Dream Heaven Adventure"

    This was the first and foremost trekking journey of my life and it was beyond my expectation. The beauty of Everest region left me speechless. The trip was heavenly and gave me tons of beautiful moments to cherish for life time. Thankyou Dream Heaven Adventure for arranging the lifetime trekking journey.

    I get to know about the agency from one of my friend. I am very thankful for him for introducing me such a professional trekking agency. 5 stars for customer service, and trek management. I will definitely recommend my fellow travelers to trek with dream heaven for the ultimate trekking experience.

  • Louis Haycock
    Louis HaycockSouth Africa |October 01, 2019
    TripAdvisor

    Gokyo Lakes, Chola Pass, Everest Base Camp

    The Gokyo EBC trekking experience was epic and surely a once in a lifetime event. The views were spectacular. Experiencing this with dream Heaven Adventure was an excellent choice. Suman was always available for support and advice. Hupa Raj our guide, was knowledgeable and always ready with support and friendship. This made the trek very memorable.

  • Shaun Haycock
    Shaun HaycockSouth Africa |September 25, 2019
    TripAdvisor

    Gokyo EBC Trek

    As a family we did the Gokyo –EBC trek. The views and hospitality of the entire tea house were absolutely amazing. The guide was very helpful and always happy to explain the surroundings. I would recommend the trek and the company to anyone! Thank you very much!

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    Sarah KleinerUnited Kingdom |July 19, 2017
    TripAdvisor

    EBC Gokyo Trek and Chitwan Safari

    We used Dream Heaven Adventure for our trip to Everest Base camp and Gokyo Lake in May 2017. First, I inquired about my trek by email, they responded very quickly and I impressed with their offer. The price DHA gave me was reasonable compared with other travelers I met on the way. We had a wonderful time with them. Guide Gyan is very reliable and friendly. He helped us to find clean and comfortable loges in the mountain.

    Everything was well organized, the services was excellent. After EBC & Gokyo trip we did 3 days chitwan safari package, which makes us very happy. We had a great time in Chitwan. The accommodation in Chitwan was amazing. Our overall stay in Nepal was unbelievable! There are many tour companies in Kathmandu; if you choose Dream Heaven Adventure you will be definitely happy in your choice. Highly recommend!!!

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