Gokyo Cho La Pass EBC Trek

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Gokyo Cho La Pass EBC Trek is one of the adventurous trekking trails of Khumbu region of Nepal. Cho La is a summit pass located at an elevation of 5420 metres in the northeastern part of Nepal. Dzongla and Thagnak villages lie to the east and west part of Cho La Pass respectively.

The Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking combines the three trekking routes such as Gokyo Trek, Cho La Pass Trek and the Everest Base Camp Trek. These are the prime highlights of this trekking trail. The route is complemented by the Sherpa Villages, their cultures and the monasteries.

Cho La Pass Trek begins quickly after a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trek goes along the Dudh Koshi Valley and takes you at the major homelands of Sherpa i.e. Namche Bazaar. This place is best for acclimatization due to the availability of facilities as equal as to the city area. It is best for exploring too.

The trek continues to Gokyo Valley by passing many settled Sherpa Villages through the forests of rhododendron and the birch. Gokyo is a small village, located 4750 metres above the sea level. It is considered as one of the highest settlement in Nepal and in the world.

Gokyo Ri hiking at an elevation of 5357 metres is amazing. It offers the wonderful views of glaciated Gokyo Lakes and the four tallest mountains in the world like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) and the Mt. Cho Yo (8,201 m).

Then the trek ascends to Gorek Shep. It is a little bit challenging because you need to walk on the rocky and slippery moraines and cross the Cho La Pass. While crossing, the pass offers the majestic views of Cholatse peak, Lobuche and Ama dablam and other neighboring peaks.

The ascending to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar is also difficult, but our experienced trekking guides lead you in a very careful as well as in the easiest way. However, Everest Base Camp and the Kala Patthar show the extra-ordinary views of Mt. Everest and other snow capped peaks. It is truly remarkable.

Chola Pass Trek alone can be possible. But the trekker should know about the Gokyo Chola Pass Trek difficulty at first as the trail is quiet challenging. Rock fall is considered as danger while trekking even in good weather.

Rising Adventure has been organizing the Gokyo Cho La Pass EBC Trek since long years. If anyone has the strong desires to visit the Everest region, we fulfill your wants and wills on time. For more details, you can contact us at anytime.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800 m/35 min) and trek to Phakding (3-4 hrs walk)
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 05: Rest in Namche Bazaar- Acclimatization day
  • Day 06: Trek to Dole (6-7 hrs)
  • Day 07: Trek to Machherma (5-6 hrs)
  • Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (5-6 hrs)
  • Day 09: Rest at Gokyo - Acclimatization day
  • Day 10: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/ 17585ft) and Trek to Thaknak (7-8 hrs)
  • Day 11: Trek to Dzongla (7-8 hrs) via Cho-la Pass (5367m/ 17608ft)
  • Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (5-6 hrs)
  • Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (3-4 hrs) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5340m/ 17520 ft/ 4-5 hrs)
  • Day 14: Hike to Kalapattar (5555m/ 18225 ft/ 3 hrs) and trek to Pheriche (5-6 hrs)
  • Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hrs)
  • Day 16: Trek to Lukla (6-7 hrs)
  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu, 35 min
  • Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu
Detail Itinerary

Trip note

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors beyond our control may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transferred to hotel.

    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast
    • Hotel
    • 1350m/ 4429ft
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

    This is your day for sightseeing. So, you are picked up by your tour guide from your hotel. Basically, Kathmandu Sightseeing involves the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayabhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. However, we also organize other sightseeing tours nearby Kathmandu in accordance with your desires like Patan and Bhaktapur Darbar Squares those too are enlisted in UNESCO.

    In the evening, Rising Adventure will discuss about your trip and introduce our trekking guide as well as other members.

    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast
    • Hotel
    • 1350m/ 4429ft
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800 m/35 min) and trek to Phakding (3-4 hrs walk)

    In the early morning, you will have almost 40minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which lies at about 2804m in the Khumbu region of Eastern part of Nepal. While in the aeroplane you can have the great views of the mountains and river valleys. After the arrival at Lukla, our guide will introduce with the porter if you want to have or if your package includes.Then, your trek embarks on to Phkding at almost 2652 m.

    • Phakding
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 2652m/ 8700ft
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hrs walk)

    On this day,youwill continue your trek for almost 7 hour until you won’t reach to the Namche bazaar which is taken as the Gateway to Everest. While trekking, you will go on through the breathtaking views such as blue pine forests, firs, junipers and other beautiful sceneries.

    • Namche Bazaar
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3440m/ 11286 ft
  • Day 05: Rest in Namche Bazaar- Acclimatization day

    You will spend a day here in order to have rest as well as acclimatize. You can pass your day by exploring the local culture of Namche. You can also visit the museum which describes the traditional customs of the Sherpa and you have an opportunity to visit the highest hotel of the world names as Everest View Hotel.

    • Namche Bazaar
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3440m/ 11286 ft
  • Day 06: Trek to Dole (6-7 hrs)

    Your trail will go to Dole, a small place with few teahouses through the forest of pines, oaks, rhododendron and many other wild flowers. En route, you will see the exotic sceneries of Himalayas including Ama Dablam.

    • Dole
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4200m/ 13780ft
  • Day 07: Trek to Machherma (5-6 hrs)

    Today your will have a trek almost of 4 hours. During your trekking, you will enjoy with the beautiful views of Cho Oyu, Thamserku and so on.

    • Machherma
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4470m/ 14665ft
  • Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (5-6 hrs)

    Your trail will go ahead ascending the ridge Chorten which is a vantage point for looking the exotic views of both down the valley of Kangtaiga and upwards Cho Oyu. Your walk will pass Pangkha, a palace where an avalanche in 1995 killed 40 people. Then you will descend continuously and finally get into the Gokyo land, the first lake through the metal bridge. After almost of 30 minutes’ walk will take you to the second lake and after about 50 minutes you will reach to the third lake of Gokyo. 

    • Gokyo
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4790m/ 15715ft
  • Day 09: Rest at Gokyo - Acclimatization day

    Today is not for a rest only, but for acclimatization too. So, you will spend your whole day in exploring the Gokyo Valley. Besides, three lakes of Gokyo, it has other lakes as well such the forth, the fifth and so on. Therefore, you will ascend to reach to the fourth and fifth Gokyo lakes. It takes almost 45 minutes and 2 hours respectively to reach there. These lakes offer you the eye-catching views of Himalayas such as Cho Oyu, Nogunzpa Glacier (the longest glacier of Nepal), etc. After visiting there, you will come back to Gokyo Valley by retracing the trail. 

    • Gokyo
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4790m/ 15715ft
  • Day 10: Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/ 17585ft) and Trek to Thaknak (7-8 hrs)

    Today you are going to have a hike to Gokyo Ri. So, you will hike a very early in the morning. You will ascend to Gokyo Ri and reach within almost 3 hours. After reaching there, you will see the exotic views of the four highest peaks of Nepal out of seven such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. As a result, you may find yourself very close to the Himalayas. After visiting there, you will come back to Gokyo Valley and have a breakfast. Then you will continue your trek to Thaknak through the second Gokyo Lake and the Ngazumpa glacier.

    • Thaknak
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4700m/ 15418ft
  • Day 11: Trek to Dzongla (7-8 hrs) via Cho-la Pass (5367m/ 17608ft)

    This is the toughest day of your trekking because you are going to walk along the rocky, slippery and icy trail. So, today your trail will start a little bit early while comparing to the previous trails. First of all you will reach to Cho la Pass at almost 5363m which offers you the stunning views of Cho La Lake and Mt. Cholatse. Then you will descend to Dzongla.

    • Dzongla
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4830m/ 15846ft
  • Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (5-6 hrs)

    Your trail will descend to Lobuche through the narrow trails walking almost 3 hours. On the way, you will walk through the grassy land, ridges and so on. Finally, you will reach at Lobuche enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak.

    • Lobuche
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4920m/ 16142 ft
  • Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (3-4 hrs) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5340m/ 17520 ft/ 4-5 hrs)

    This is the difficult and the most memorable day of this trek. You will walk up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meter along the Khumbu Glacier without using the mountaineering equipments. From the Base Camp, you can have the spectacular scenic views of the Khumbu Icefall. After then you will descend to Gorak Shep for the night.

    • Gorakshep
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 5130m/ 16831 ft
  • Day 14: Hike to Kalapattar (5555m/ 18225 ft/ 3 hrs) and trek to Pheriche (5-6 hrs)

    This is the toughest day of the trekking. Your trail will begin early in the morning for going to a hike to Kalapathar. So, you will ascend steeply to Kalapathar. After reaching there you will enjoy the incredible views o f the towering Himalayas such as the Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and so on. You will descend to Gorak Shep following the same route. After having a breakfast there, your trail will continue to Pheriche.

    • Pheriche
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 4210m/ 13812 ft
  • Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hrs)

    On this day, after having breakfast, you will descend to Pangboche to Dibuche to Tengboche, where you will enjoy the lunch. Afterwards, your trek will be continued to Namche Bazaar.

    • Namche Bazaar
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tea house
    • 3440m/ 11286 ft
  • Day 16: Trek to Lukla (6-7 hrs)

    Your trail will continue to Lukla passing Phakding following the previous route.

    • Lukla
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 2800m/ 9186 ft
  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu, 35 min

    You will have a flight early in the morning to Kathmandu following the previous airways. After your arrival in Kathmandu, You will be transferred to the hotel.

    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
    • Hotel
    • 1350m/ 4429ft
  • Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu

    Today your trip in Nepal comes to an end and the representative from Rising Adventure will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. 

    • Breakfast

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle
  • Three nights accommodation in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Permit and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Domestic Flight tickets (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu) and only 15 kg of luggage with hand bag is allowed to carry
  • Accommodation during the treks
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • Authentic licensed, English speaking trekking guide
  • One porter for two trekkers (weight restrictions apply)
  • Government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants with traditional dance

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee for Monument places
  • All your personal expenses
  • All kinds of drinks
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Other expenses which are not mentioned in "Cost includes"