About Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek 2024

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek

Join us as we embark on an extraordinary adventure to the pinnacle of the world: Mount Everest Base Camp. In this comprehensive guide, we will unveil the true cost of conquering the Roof of the World, offering valuable insights into the expenses involved in this life-changing expedition. Are you ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime? We have gathered all the necessary information you need to plan your trek to Mount Everest Base Camp, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the financial commitments associated with this awe-inspiring trek. From permits to accommodation, equipment to food, we will break down the costs to help you budget effectively. Whether you are a seasoned adventurer or it's your very first trek, our guide will equip you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions and embark on this epic journey with confidence. The mystique of Everest awaits you, so let's dive into the details and explore just how much it truly costs to conquer the world's highest peak.

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek is the popular trekking packages in Everest. Mt EBC Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek combines barren regions and the thrill of Everest - Sagarmatha National Park. During the 17-day trek, you will visit Gokyo village and see the Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar (viewpoint of 360 degree view of Mount Everest),Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lakes. Then, you will go to Gokyo Ri for mountain views. The trek also covers all parts of Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days.The first popular place in Gokyo Valley Cho La Pass and Everest Base Camp is Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is the first acclimatized place for any Everest Trekking Packages and is known as the popular trading place of Everest. Trekkers can also cross challenging Cho La Pass and reach Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Viewpoint. Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek will help trekkers visit all of Everest's best and well-known locations in one journey. During the trek, trekkers pass through dense forests of rhododendron, fir, juniper, and moss, visit numerous small villages, cross several suspension bridges, and walk along glaciers and glacier lakes. The Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek is an adventurous and challenging trekking route located in the Everest region of Nepal. It combines the classic Everest Base Camp Trek with a detour to the beautiful Gokyo Valley and crossing the high-altitude Cho La Pass. This trek is a popular choice for experienced trekkers who want to explore the stunning landscapes, breathtaking mountain views, and remote valleys of the Everest region.

The trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small airstrip in the Everest region. From Lukla, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River, passing through picturesque Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, and Tengboche. Namche Bazaar is a vibrant trading hub and serves as an acclimatization point for trekkers.After reaching Tengboche, the trail splits into two paths. The main path leads to Everest Base Camp, passing through places like Dingboche and Lobuche. The other path diverts towards the Gokyo Valley, a hidden gem of the Everest region. The Gokyo Valley is known for its turquoise lakes, stunning glaciers, and panoramic views of the Himalayan giants, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Once you reach Gokyo, you have the option to hike to Gokyo Ri, a viewpoint that offers magnificent views of the Himalayas and the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas. After enjoying the beauty of Gokyo, the trail crosses the challenging Cho La Pass, a high-altitude pass at an elevation of 5,420 meters (17,782 feet). The pass provides an exhilarating experience and rewards you with breathtaking views.From the top of Cho La Pass, the trail descends to the Khumbu Valley, rejoining the route to Everest Base Camp. Trekkers continue their journey to Gorak Shep, the last village before Everest Base Camp, and then make their way to the base camp itself. Standing at the foot of the world's highest peak is a truly awe-inspiring experience.After exploring Everest Base Camp, trekkers retrace their steps back to Lukla via the same route, enjoying the familiar sights with a new perspective. The trek concludes with a flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu, where you can reflect on the incredible journey you have just completed.

The Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek is considered a challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness, as well as previous hiking experience at high altitudes. It usually takes around 18-20 days to complete, allowing for proper acclimatization and taking into account the varied terrain and altitude changes. Proper preparation, including physical training and obtaining the necessary permits, is essential for a successful and safe trek in this region.The Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek offers a breathtaking view and an immersive cultural experience. During the 17-day trek, you will have the opportunity to interact with locals, observe their daily lives, and sample their unique traditions. Additionally, you will pass by significant religious sites such as Tengboche monastery, the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region, as well as various gompas, mani walls, and chortens adorned with prayer flags.

During the trek, you will have the opportunity to see several Himalayan mountains. These include Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Kongde Ri Himal (5,115 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), and Mt. Kantega (6,782 m), among others. Additionally, you will be able to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Gokyo Lakes.If you have any concerns or would like to make changes to our Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek itinerary, please feel free to contact us for information on the Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek Cost and customized options.

Overview Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek

Accommodation Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek

During the Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek, you will stay in a motel or guest house. The rooms will be shared with minimal space and some furniture. The bathrooms will also be shared. In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel with spacious rooms and private bathrooms.

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek Cost/Price

The cost of the Gokyo Ri Trek can vary widely based on several factors, including the duration of the trek, the services included (such as accommodation, meals, permits, guides, and porters, domestic), and any additional activities you opt for. On average, the cost can range from $1,600 to $2,000 USD per person.

Difficulty of the Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek

The difficulty level of the Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek is marked as difficult. The trail will include many steep climbs and descents. You will need strong stamina and willpower to walk 6 to 7 hours every day. Himalayan Asia Treks will ensure that you have a memorable and enjoyable trip. If you have any questions about the journey or the cost of the Everest Chola Pass Trek, please feel free to contact us anytime. The Gokyo Trek is another popular trekking route in the Everest region, offering stunning views of pristine glacial lakes and towering Himalayan peaks. In terms of difficulty, the Gokyo Trek is generally considered to be slightly less challenging than the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek. The elevation gain is more gradual, allowing for better acclimatization and potentially reducing the risk of altitude sickness. The trail to Gokyo Ri, a famous viewpoint in the area, does involve a steep ascent, which can be physically demanding, but it's usually manageable for individuals with a reasonable level of fitness. The trek also passes through some remote and less crowded areas, providing a unique experience for trekkers seeking both natural beauty and a more serene environment.

Best time Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking

The best time to do the Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass trek is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). You can also do the Gokyo Chola Pass trek in January, but it may not be suitable for everyone due to the cold weather. However, during the monsoon season, the area experiences rainfall, which makes the trail slippery and unsafe

Highlights

  • Explore Namche Bazar, the most famous tourist spot at 3,440 meters.
  • Experience the richness of Sherpa culture and courtesy of Sherpa people.
  • Visit the oldest monastery of the Everest region, Tengboche monastery.
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar Viewpoint for a gorgeous sunrise.
  • Observe beautiful Gokyo Lakes.
  • See irresistible landscape from Gokyo Ri.
  • Cross challenging Cho La Pass.
  • Witness panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Cho Oyu, and many other mountains.
  • 360 degree view of Mt Everest and Khumbu glaciers. 

Day to Day Itinerary

Meet by our Himalayan Asia Trek representative in airport and transfer to the hotel. Our representative assists to check in hotel process and give short brief about program. You can take rest and fresh. You can walk in evening in Thamel (tourist hub of Kathmandu).
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

After taking breakfast in hotel, your guide pick up from hotel and transfer to airport for taking flight towards Lukla. The flight is amazing and can see beautiful view of many snowcapped mountain. Today is the first day of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Cho La Pass Trek. From Lukla, we follow the trail of bank of Dudh Koshi river and experience suspension bridges.

Overnight in Phakding.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Location: Phakding.
  • Altitude: 2610m.

Finishing breakfast, we start our trek towards Namche Bazar. We follow upstream on generally flat terrain. We cross Dudh Koshi river, Monjo village and suspension bridges and steep ascent to the Namche Bazar.

Overnight in Namche Bazar.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Location: Namche Bazar.
  • Altitude: 3440m.

Namche Bazar is known as the Gate way of Everest and famous places for acclimatized for Everest Trekking Packages. From Namche Bazar, we can breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. We will hike around Namche Bazar for warm up our trekking. We will trek upwards Everest View hotel and Khumjung Village.

Overnight in Namche Bazar. 

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Location: Namche Bazar.
  • Altitude: 3440m.

We pass beautiful view on the way. We go slightly down towards Thame. Thame is the last point Khumbu valley and can see old civilization. We can see large praying flags, Chorten, carved Mani stones.

Overnight in Phorste Village.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Location: Phorste Village.
  • Altitude: 3680m.

The day starts taking breakfast in Phorste Village; we start our trekking towards Machherma. We climb through a ridge and descending towards Kengtega with exploring panoramic view of Himalayan. Then, we climb up towards up Cho Oyu and walk down towards river and again climb up the moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier.
Overnight in Machherma.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Location: Machherma.
  • Altitude: 4470m.

Today is one of the wonderful days because we will reach Gokyo Valley. Gokyo Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Cho La Pass Trek. After reaching in Gokyo , we explore Gokyo Valley hiking around there.

Overnight in Gokyo. 

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Location: Gokyo.
  • Altitude: 4790m.

We will walk upside where we will explore different lakes. There are stunning view from Gokyo Cho Oyu , Gyachung Kang, Everest , Lhotse , Nuptse and Makalu. We back towards Gokyo.
Overnight in Gokyo.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Location: Gokyo.
  • Altitude: 5843m.

Today, we descend towards Thangna with seeing views of the mountain, glacier and natural beauty. We reach at the foot of the Cho la Pass. We will discuss about tomorrow our final destination Cho La Pass.

Overnight in Thangna.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Location: Thangna
  • Altitude: 4650m.

Today is the final destination of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Cho La Pass Trek .At early morning; we start our trek around 4 am – 5 am. We will pass Cho la pass before 9-10 am because of strong wind in Cho La Pass. We ascend slightly along the valley towards Cho La pass which is covered by rock. From here you can enjoy with panoramic view. We reach at Dzongla.

Overnight in Dzongla.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Location: Dzongla
  • Altitude: 5300m.

We will refresh in morning and start another destination towards Lobuche. Today route is easier then past days. We pass beautiful summit of Cholatse and Taboche and small glacier.

Overnight in Lobuche.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Location: Lobuche.
  • Altitude: 4910m.

Today is another important day for Everest hikers because of us reach highest peak’s base camp name Everest Base Camp. After taking some snap shots in Everest Base Camp , we return to Gorakhshep.

Overnight in Gorakhshep.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Location: Gorakhshep.
  • Altitude: 5180m.

At early morning, we hike towards Kala Patthar which is the famous place for Everest. From Kala Patthar, we can see 360 degree view of Mt. Everest and other snow mountain peak. We descend towards Pheriche with taking memories of Mt. Everest and other beautiful in Everest Region.
Overnight in Pheriche.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Location: Pheriche.
  • Altitude: 4200m.

There can be a tendency now to rush, particularly as we are walking downhill, but there is still much to see. We descend to Pangboche and visit its historic old monastery, thought to be the oldest in the Khumbu. Continue on to our private permanent camp at Deboche for the night.
Overnight in Namche Bazar.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Location: Namche Bazar.
  • Altitude: 3440m

Today is the last day in mountain area of this time so you can explore Namche Bazar and descend towards Lukla. After reaching in Lukla, you can enjoy and share your experience with your staff.
Overnight in Lukla. 

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Location: Lukla.
  • Altitude: 2860m.

According to your flight schedule, we take flight towards Kathmandu. After reaching in Kathmandu, transfer to on your selected hotel. You can take rest in day time and free time for shopping souvenir. At evening , according to your choice , we will take towards local restaurant for dinner with Nepali cultural dance.

Overnight in Lukla.

  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

According to your flight schedule, Himalayan Asia Treks staff transfer towards on your final destination. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu on best Three Star Hotel..
  • Ground transportation (Airport pick up and drop, sightseeing by comfortable transport).
  • Entrance fees in entrance fees in Kathmandu sightseeing place.
  • Flight ticket of Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu.
  • Three times meals at trekking route.
  • Accommodation in Tea house or lodge in trekking route.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 14 kg).
  • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return.
  • Meals in Kathmandu .
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
  • Tips.
  • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
  • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

Useful Information

The Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek is a popular and challenging trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. This trek combines the classic Everest Base Camp trek with a detour to the pristine Gokyo Lakes and the adventurous Cho La Pass. Here are some useful pieces of information about this trek:

Trek Duration: The entire Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek usually takes around 18 to 21 days, depending on the specific itinerary and acclimatization days. The trek involves considerable altitude gain, so adequate acclimatization is crucial to prevent altitude sickness.

Highlights: The trek offers breathtaking views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and many others. You'll get to explore the vibrant Sherpa culture, visit traditional villages like Namche Bazaar, and witness the Sherpa way of life. The stunning Gokyo Lakes, a series of turquoise lakes, and the challenging Cho La Pass crossing are among the trek's major highlights.

Difficulty: The Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek is considered a strenuous trek, suitable for experienced trekkers with good physical fitness. The high altitude, rugged terrain, and unpredictable weather conditions make it challenging, but the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the destinations is immensely rewarding.

Permits: To embark on this trek, you'll need several permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and the Khumbu Rural Municipality entry permit. Additionally, if you plan to cross over to Gokyo and the Cho La Pass, you'll need a permit for the Gokyo Valley as well.

Accommodation: There are teahouses and lodges along the trail, providing basic but comfortable accommodation and meals. The teahouses can get crowded during peak trekking seasons, so it's advisable to book in advance during those times.

Best Time to Trek: The ideal trekking seasons for the Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these times, the weather is relatively stable, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. The visibility is excellent, allowing for stunning views of the mountains.

Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness is a significant concern on this trek due to the high elevation. It's essential to acclimatize properly and take necessary precautions. Trekking at a steady pace, staying hydrated, and following your guide's advice will help minimize the risk of altitude-related issues.

Trekking Guide and Porter: While it's possible to trek independently, hiring a knowledgeable guide and a porter can enhance your experience and make the journey more enjoyable. A guide will assist with navigation, provide insights into the local culture, and ensure your safety, while a porter can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with more ease.

Packing Essentials: Be sure to pack appropriate trekking gear, clothing suitable for various weather conditions, sturdy trekking boots, a sleeping bag, a first aid kit, and high-altitude medications (if recommended by your doctor).

Clothing

  • Moisture-wicking base layers (long-sleeve tops and bottoms)
  • Insulating mid-layers (fleece or down jackets)
  • Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket and pants
  • Insulated and waterproof gloves or mittens
  • Warm hat and a sun hat/cap
  • Neck gaiter or scarf
  • Thermal socks (multiple pairs)
  • Comfortable and durable trekking pants (at least two pairs)
  • Moisture-wicking t-shirts
  • Underwear (moisture-wicking)
  • Sports bras (for women)

Footwear

  • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots (broken in before the trek)
  • Gaiters (to keep debris out of your boots)
  • Lightweight camp shoes (e.g., sandals or slip-on shoes)
  • Thick woolen or synthetic socks

Gear and Equipment

  • Backpack (40-60 liters capacity)
  • Sleeping bag (rated for sub-zero temperatures)
  • Sleeping bag liner (for added warmth and cleanliness)
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Water purification tablets or a water filter
  • Reusable water bottle(s) or hydration system
  • Duffel bag or backpack for porters (if you hire one)
  • Locks for your bags
  • Small daypack for carrying essentials during the day
  • Plastic bags or dry sacks for organizing and protecting your gear from moisture
  • Camera and spare batteries (if desired)
  • Binoculars (optional for bird and mountain scenery watching)

Personal Items

  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, toilet paper)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF
  • First aid kit (including any personal medications)
  • Insect repellent
  • Passport, permits, and copies of important documents
  • Cash in Nepali Rupees (small denominations)
  • Travel insurance information
  • Notebook and pen
  • Maps
Food and Snacks:
  • Energy bars, trail mix, and snacks for the trail
  • Instant noodles or freeze-dried meals (if you prefer your own food)
  • Teabags or instant coffee (tea houses along the trail provide meals and hot drinks)

Miscellaneous:

  • Trekking permits (Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, TIMS card, and any other necessary permits which will be arranged by local trekking company in Nepal)

  • Power bank and charging cables (electricity may be limited)
  • Multi-tool or Swiss Army knife
  • Whistle and emergency signaling devices
  • Trash bags (to pack out your waste and maintain Leave No Trace principles)