About Trip

A highly challenging and technical trek in the Everest region- Everest Gokyo Lake Cho La Pass Trek is a dream trip of the adventure lovers around the world. The trek is extremely popular for the scenic features it bears and the destinations it covers passing through the spectacular landscape and the hidden Sherpa valleys. The trek marks the single perfect trip that includes the adventure ethos, walking through the steep and icy trail of the Cho La Pass, from the Gokyo valley and trekking to the world’s awe-inspiring destination of Everest base camp.

Taking a good morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest base camp via Gokyo Lake Cho La Pass trek goes through the gentle trail to Phakding crossing the steel bridge. Once you reach to Jorsalle, you commence up and take an explore day at Namche Bazaar helps you to acclimatize. The aura of the Sherpa cultural heritages as ancient monasteries and the local customs entice you wonderfully. The trail to Gokyo valley is still challenging, but not a big deal for those envisioning trekking via the Cho La Pass. An acclimatizing day with the hike to Gokyo Ri as per suggested by Nepal Kameleon Holidays, offers the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and the neighboring peaks. Redirecting to the Cho La top via Dragnag, the technical route begins. Scrambling up hill, the increasing thin air region and steep rock falling route appear as a challenge, but once you put your feet on the gigantic boulders, they energize you to head upwards. The mind-blowing sceneries swap your tiredness into motivation.      

Walking down gradually from the Cho La top (5330 meters) through the natural staircase, you reach to Dzongla and climb up to Lobuche. Trek to Everest base camp is a step ahead via Gorakshep. This world class epic route is awesome. To celebrate the trip success, you trek down to Lukla via Pangboche and conclude the Gokyo Cho La Pass trekking with a flight to Kathmandu.

Highlights:

  • The challenging Cho La Pass
  • Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar
  • The awesome Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri
  • The Everest Himalayan sceneries
  • Ngozumba Glacier
  • Hidden Sherpa valleys

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 meters) and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 meters), walk to Phakding (2640 meters).
  • Day 04: Walk from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters).
  • Day 05: Exploration and acclimatization day.
  • Day 06: Walk from Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tenga (3600 meters).
  • Day 07: Walk from Phortse Tenga to Machhermo (4470 meters).
  • Day 08: Walk from Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4750 meters).
  • Day 09: Explore around the Gokyo valley, walk to Gokyo Ri (5360 meters).
  • Day 10: Walk from Gokyo valley to Thangnag (4765 meters).
  • Day 11: Walk from Thangnag to Dzongla (4830m) via Cho La Pass (5330 meters).
  • Day 12: Walk from Dzongla to Lobuche (4910 meters
  • Day 13: Walk from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170 meters)-hike to Everest base camp (5364 meters) and descend to Gorakshep.
  • Day 14: Walk to Kalapatthar (5550 meters), climb down to Gorakshep and to Pheriche (4280 meters).
  • Day 15: Walk from Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3550 meters).
  • Day 16: Walk from Kyangjuma to Monjo (2835 meters).
  • Day 17: Walk from Monju to Lukla.
  • Day 18: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Day 19: Departure.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tours (vehicle and guide).
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
  • Lodge base accommodation during the trip.
  • Professional trekking guide and porter (1 porter for 2 Pax), their food, accommodation and insurance.
  • Sagarmatha National park entrance Permit and fees.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Walking poles.
  • Nepal Kameleon Holidays T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • All government taxes, VAT and office service charge.

Cost Excludes:

  • All personal expenses
  • Drinks Items: Coke, Fanta and Mineral water bottle
  • Alcoholic drinks and chocolates
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Emergency rescue service if needed

Trip Note

  • This itinerary is an outline. You can customize your own plan and let us know. No doubt, we organize the trip of your desired one.
  • After the trip, you may prefer to go to the short and exciting tours to Pokhara and Chitwan. Please, have a look. 

  • If you just like to go to Chitwan Jungle Safari, you can also book this with us. 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 meters) and transfer to hotel. Namaste and welcome to Nepal. At your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal Kameleon Holidays’ representative receives and transfers you to the hotel. After a short refreshment, we briefly explain you about the sightseeing trip and the preparation of the trek. Overnight at hotel. (A)
  • Day 02Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation. Breakfast at the hotel. Then we set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exploring some of the unique monumental sites that are enlisted in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO.

    Visit the Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple).

    Visit Pashupatinath Temple

    Visit Boudhanath Stupa

    Then drive back to the hotel and buy something that you want to take in trekking. Overnight at hotel. (B,A)

  • Day 03Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 meters), walk to Phakding (2640 meters).From Kathmandu, we drive to the domestic airport and take an early morning flight to Lukla. The dramatic peaks of the Everest region expose themselves with the extremely alluring smile. Meeting the rest crew in Lukla, we have a breakfast. It is about 3 hours to walk further through the pretty easier trail, not too tiring. We pass some potato fields and down there, we can hear the sound of the Dudh Koshi River. Our destination for today is Phakding. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 04Walk from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters). Having breakfast, on the second day of the trek to Everest base camp, we commence through the mixed up trail. We cross numerous swaying steel bridges and officially enter into the Sagarmatha National Park. The steep climb up trail leads us through the forest and relying on the persistent physical effort, we reach to the horseshoe shaped Namche Bazaar. The dramatic first sight of the Everest can be enjoyed while climbing up. It is the place for exploration and acclimatization, where we can find local markets, restaurants, internet service. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 05Exploration and acclimatization day.On the acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, set out for the day hiking after breakfast. We walk higher, exploring the Sherpa cultural heritages, lifestyles and the surroundings of the traditional villages. It takes about 6 hours heading around the locality that keeps our body acclimatized. Acclimatization is unavoidable to walk above 3000 meters and Namche Bazaar is already at 3440 meters. Then we come back and rest. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 06Walk from Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tenga (3600 meters). Commencing from Namche Bazaar after breakfast, we climb up to the hill ridge for an hour and walk through the gentle trail. The trail is dotted with the dense woods and the views of various wild animals are superb. Phortse Tenga is a tiny village that has some Sherpa cultural attractions like prayer wheels and so on. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 07Walk from Phortse Tenga to Machhermo (4470 meters).We begin to trek from Phortse Tenga after breakfast. The journey begins crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Climbing up, we can get the breathtaking waterfalls scenery, and after we continually walk to Dole. Walking further, the pleasant views of Mt. Cho-Oyu, Kangtega and Thamserku entice us extremely. Heading through the Dudh Koshi valley, we pass the rocky trail and the trail dotted with the alpine meadows to Machhermo. If you feel any altitude symptoms, you can get primary care/treatment. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 08Walk from Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4750 meters).We climb up continually from Machhermo and reach to Phang. After a short break, we reach to the first Lake, called Longpongo. The Ngozumba glacier spreads over here, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Walking further, we reach to the second Lake, known as Taboche Tsho at 4740 meters. The third Lake is Dudh Pokhari, which is Gokyo Lake (4750 meters). There are tea houses beside the Lake and the valley has got last settlement of this area. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 09Explore around the Gokyo valley, walk to Gokyo Ri (5360 meters).We should not miss the golden panoramas from Gokyo Ri. Thus, we begin to hike there early in the morning. The excellent sunrise view over Mt. Everest, Makalu, Gokyo peak and the surroundings can be explored. We can climb the Gokyo peak (5360 meters). Ngozumba glacier can be seen more spectacular. The fourth Lake (Thonak Tsho) and the fifth Lake (Ngozumba Tso) increase the adornment of the journey to Gokyo Ri. Then we retrace to the Gokyo valley and rest. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 10Walk from Gokyo valley to Thangnag (4765 meters).We retrace to Longpongo, which is about an hour from the Gokyo valley. Then the trek splits from the trail we used and head towards Dragnag. The views of the surrounding valleys can be seen awe-inspiring. Crossing the Ngozumba glacier, we reach to Thangnag. With the syrups of tea, we just imagine how tough it will be on the following day. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 11Walk from Thangnag to Dzongla (4830m) via Cho La Pass (5330 meters). It is long and arduous climb over the Cho La Pass. Via Thangnag Kharka, we continually climb through the steep and icy trail. It is slippery too. From the rock falling area almost at the top, the views of Ama Dablam and Cholatse can be explored. The adventure doesn’t stop here. Danger of crevasses is still there. If it’s snowing, some climbing equipments like crampons, ropes are necessary. Nepal Kameleon Holidays recommends that. Gradually, we trek down to Dzongla, which is a summer yak herding station. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 12Walk from Dzongla to Lobuche (4910 metersAgain, climbing down from Dzongla is challenging as it is a cross country trail. We walk down to the Lobuche Kharka and walk higher passing tombstones and find the main way to Everest base camp above Thukla. Enjoying the view of the Khumbu glacier, we walk further to Lobuche through the gentle trail. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 13Walk from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170 meters)-hike to Everest base camp (5364 meters) and descend to Gorakshep.The trek commences after breakfast. We walk through the next side of Khumbu glacier. It is a steep climb about an hour to the ridge through the rock faced trail. Crossing the Lobuche Pass, we reach to Gorakshep. We rest a while and leaving the stuffs at the guesthouse, we hike to the Everest base camp. Mt. Pumori and Nuptse welcome us with their fabulous smile. En route, we the impressive presence of gigantic Mt. Everest, the roof of the world and Khumbu Icefall loom before us. During the climbing seasons, the climbers set camps and the surrounding becomes much delighting. Then we retrace to the Gorakshep and rest. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 14Walk to Kalapatthar (5550 meters), climb down to Gorakshep and to Pheriche (4280 meters). Early morning, we get up and begin to climb to the Kalapatthar. It is the most altitude point of this trek and the best viewpoint of the Everest region peaks. Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lobuche East, Pumori and the towering peaks on their surroundings appear with their golden summits due to the sunrise. Arresting this awesome moment with snaps, hike down to Gorakshep and have breakfast. Then we trek down to Pheriche gradually and rest. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 15Walk from Pheriche to Kyangjuma (3550 meters). After breakfast, we commence through the downhill trail. We reach to Pangboche, which is a spiritually significant destination at first and then walk further to Phunki Tenga that gradually leads us to Kyangjuma through the pine forest. The last section of the trail is uphill. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 16Walk from Kyangjuma to Monjo (2835 meters). Via Namche Bazaar, we trek down to Monju from Kyangjuma. The trail is all the way downhill once we reach to the Sherpa habitants of Namche. If you want to buy some souvenirs from the Everest region, you may find something special for your relatives or loved ones. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 17Walk from Monju to Lukla. This is the last walking day. We begin to climb down to Phakding, cross the suspension bridge and continue gradually to Lukla. The last moment, we celebrate with the crew and stay relaxed. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 18Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu. We fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu, enjoying the mountain views we explored during the trekking. Then transfer to the hotel. The rest day is for you to get cleaned, laundry and take a rest. Or what is necessary for you. Overnight at hotel. (B,A)
  • Day 19Departure. Its time to bid farewell. Representative of Nepal Kameleon Holidays drops you to the airport for your final departure. We hope to serve you time and again. (B)

Departure Dates

Cho La Pass is one of the high passes of the Everest region. For this trek, March to May and September to November are the best time. All you need to remember is to have good physical fitness and acclimatization. You can do it and get incredible lifelong memories. Please, feel free to contact Nepal Kameleon Holidays for more details.  

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Trekking is an adventurous multi-days walk to a certain destination. In Nepal, trekking includes walking in the Himalayas and green hills. 

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