Gokyo, Cho-la Pass Base Camp Trek
This trek combines a chance to visit Everest Base Camp with a chance to get off the beaten path
and see some of the amazing backcountry of the Khumbu Region. It's a challenging route
crossing high altitude pass but with views of 4 of 10 of the world's tallest mountains its well
worth the effort. Like the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek the route starts from Lukla and
only diverges after Namche. Leaving Namche one treks up the canyon of the Dudh Koshi for
several days before heading into the Gokyo Valley. Great views are obtained from the top of
Gokyo Ri of Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m) and Everest (8,850m). After
Gokyo take in the iconic views of mount Pharilapche (6017 m / 19741 ft) as it raises above the
milky blue lake of Dudh Pokhari. We leave Gokyo heading down the Ngozumpa Glacier which at
36km is one of the largest in the Himalayas. We head over Cho La (5400m) with great views of
Ama Dablum before making our way to Gorekshep and Everest Base Camp.
Day 1: Arrival Day in Kathmandu
We will come to pick you up on Airport than transfer to Hotel stay there.
Day 2: Full day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley,
Full day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, exploring day of four UNESCO World
Heritage sites. B
Day 3: Kathmandu - Lukla (2840m) - Phakding (2610m)
Morning flight by Twin Otter aircraft rushes you to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip
in the world. On the flight you watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the
Himalaya, many of the world’s highest mountains, including Everest, Lhotse and Makalu (the
world’s 1st 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the
plane. Once you are in Lukla Surprisingly, this high-altitude trek begins by descending towards
Phakding. We stay there at Phakding. . Approximately 3 hours walk. B.L.D
Day 4: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3445m).
The first day may have been surprisingly long for some, but stay at Phakding allows us to begin
the ascent to Namche Bazaar first thing in the morning. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in
the trees allow us to spy Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-
West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen
stretching away from the very summit.
Namche Bazar is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu. A bazaar is held here
every Saturday. The items on display include grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as
well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. The Sherpas play host to trader from the foothills,
as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) and
Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in. Approx. 6 hours hike. B.L.D
Day 5: Namche Bazar Acclimatization day:
Hike up to Everest view hotel (3,880m) than explore Namche Bazar
We hike to Syangbuche for superb views of the snow peaks of Teng Kangpoche
(6,500m),Tthamserku(6618m), ,kusum kangaroo(6368m) Kwangde (6,187m). Approx. 4 hours
Day 6: Namche To Dole (3,800m):
From Namche we trek to Kyanjuma than Continue to Mong-la for lunch, than we decent dawn
to Phortse Thanga before we start up to the small town dole for one of the most magnificent
views of Mt. Thamserkhu, Amadablam, Kangitega & some other peaks Approx. 6 hours. B.L.D
Day 7: Dole to Machhermo 4470m./4hrs.
Short & Beautiful hike with seeing Himalayan range, Machhermo has small health center where
they give free high altitude class to all trekkers join them a short day. B.L.D
Day 8: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4790m./4hrs.
Today you start seeing the high altitude lakes, see 1st lake & 2nd lake before you get to the
village of Gokyo or 3rd lake. An amazing place to spend a night. B.L.d
Day 9: Exploration Day (Gokyo Ri)
You have whole day to explore around Gokyo, hike up to Gokyo-ri one of the best Himalayan
view point of Khumbu. can see Everest, Lohotse, Nuptse, Cho-you etc 5380m. Can also explore
4th & 5th lake on this day. Long exploring day. B.l.D
Day 10: Trek to Thangna 4700m./4hrs.
A rough walking to the Thangna via Nagzumba glacier, stay in very basic tea house & preparing
for Cho-la pass. B.L.D
Day 11: Cross Chola 5420m.- Trek to Zhongla4830m.-8/9hrs.
Starting early morning to cross the magnificent pass called cho-la, see one of the spectacular
view of Himalayan Vista.Staying at Dzongla. B.L.D
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche 4950m./3hrs.
A short day before you get to the goal of the trip Everest Base Camp. B.L.D
Day 13: Trek to Goraksep 5180m.- -EBC 5364m. -Goraksep 8 hours
The highlight day of entire trek. We start early morning from Lobuche stopping at Gorakshep
before we go to Everest Base Camp & again back to Gorakshep stay There, Rough Night B.L.D
Day 14: Kalapaththar 5555m.- Trek to Pheriche 4250m. 7 hours
Early morning hike up to Kalapatthar to see sunrise over Himalaya(EVEREST) than back to
Gorakshep for morning breakfast than continue your walk to Pheriche. B.L.D
Day 15: Pheriche to Tengboche 3860m 4 hours
A beautiful hike via village of Pangboche exploring a beautiful Himalayan Buddhist monastery
there stay at Tengboche. B.L.D
Day 16: Tengboche to Monjo 2840m 5hours.
The day we continue back to Monjo via Namche Bazar & Hillary bridge. B.L.D
Day 17: Monjo to lukla 2840m
We are coming back to Lukla via village of Phakding & Chaurikharka crossing many suspension
bridges, stay near airport. B.L.D
Day 18: Lukla to Kathmandu
Morning flight to Kathmandu, relax day, join Nepali cultural show & dinner in the evening. B.D
Day 19: Final departure for home & end of the all services. B.
This day you will go back to your home country
√ A professional trekking guide & necessary no of porters(2:1) with their salary, meal &
√ Simple tea houses in trekking with 3 times of meal.(breakfast, lunch & dinner with 3 cup
of tea each day
√ Necessary permits & Tims card
√ Both way flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
√ 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis & simple lodges on trek with full board
√ All ground transportation like pick up drop(domestic/Intl both)
√ Guided city tour on UNESCO sites in Kathmandu, with professional city guide
√ One night cultural show & dinner.
× All Kind of beverage
× All extra expenses such as shopping trekking gears.
× International flights
× City entrance fee
× Early arrivel/ late departure
× Travel insurance
× Tips for guide& porters
× If plan change by any other problem such as landslide, political disturbance, changing
plan, cancellation of flight ect. Or the things not mentioned above.
Notes:- Cost is prone to change in itinerary. So the cost will be recalculated if anything changes.