Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking

Explore Mount Everest and Gokyo Lakes with Sherpa Guide

Duration Duration 18 Days
Meals Meals
  • 15 Dinners
  • 14 Lunches
  • 17 Breakfasts
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 03 nights hotel
  • 14 nights eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trek to EBC & Gokyo
  • Scenic Flight
  • Sightseeing
Price Reduced US$ 2350 Price Starts From US$ 2050
Destination Destination
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Difficult
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5545 M. Kala Patthar
Activities Activity
Trekking
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Flight
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 hours trek

Overview of Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking

The Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking offers adventure, high-altitude snowcapped mountains, and serene Himalayan lakes! Trekking, home to some of the world’s highest mountains in the Khumbu region, is excellent. While visiting the famous four lakes of Gokyo, one can see Mother Nature at its best. The Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking brings trekkers through alpine forests, Sherpa villages, and rocky trails. Furthermore, we cross the Cho La Pass and visit the beautiful blue lakes of Gokyo.


Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Highlights

  • Exciting mountain flight from and to Kathmandu
  • Namche Bazaar gateway of Mt. Everest
  • Sherpa culture and lifestyle in Khumjung
  • Tranquil Gokyo lake
  • Sunrise view from Kalapatar and Climbing Gokyo- Ri (5483m/17984ft)
  • Great views of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu, and other mountains from Gokyo Ri
  • Cross the fantastic Cho La Pass
  • Excursion to the fifth lake
  • Ngozumpa Glacier, one of the world’s biggest glacier

Every adventure has a purpose for nature lovers and mountaineers. The Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo or Everest Circuit Trek aims to reach the Cho La Pass and the Gokyo lakes. But this is not all that the fantastic trek through Gokyo offers. A similar trail leads up to the Everest Base Camp. Here we encounter the traditional mountain climbers of Nepal called the Sherpa. As so, the Gokyo Cho La Pass trekking lets you enjoy the cultural aspect of the Khumbu region in Nepal.

During the trek, many villages come by where our Peregrine Treks & Expedition guide will explain these legendary mountain people’s unique lifestyles and traditions. The views during this trek are unimaginable; the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest, accompanied by its neighboring snowcapped mountains, will come more than once insight.

The glacial rivers and lakes, together with the alpine forests, give color making this a natural paradise. During the stay at Gokyo, trekkers can enjoy a hike up to Gokyo Ri. Here we enjoy the landscape and panoramic views. Others can explore Gokyo lake and discover its unique ecosystem!

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Itinerary

As with every trip in Nepal, the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek starts from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal; the journey takes us on the same path toward EBC or Everest Base Camp. Reaching up in Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Sherpa village, an acclimatization day is held to get used to the altitude.

The Peregrine Treks & Expedition staff will always assist if you suffer from lightheadedness or stomach cramps; please notify us directly so our experienced team can take the necessary measurements for your recovery. Trekking up high to the Everest View Hotel, the tallest hotel on earth, provides spectacular views of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range. Crossing the Cho La Pass will exceed all expectations as we reach Gokyo and its beautiful lakes.

The Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek gives a feeling of peace and calmness. A perfect way to reflect on yourself and see the beauty of nature. The Peregrine Treks & Expedition team also organizes other packages in this region. The Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Short Trek, Gokyo Ri Trek, The Everest Three Pass Trek, the Lobuche Peak Climbing, and the Pumori Peak Climbing. Don’t miss the best of Mother Nature and trek the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek!

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1338 m/ 4390 ft)
    • Hotel rest / explore the streets of Thamel
    • Trek preparation
    • Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla ( 2800 m. 9184 ft) and trek to Phakding (2652 m./8700 ft)
    • Early breakfast and transfer to the domestic airport
    • 40 minutes scenic flight to Lukla airport, aka Edmond Hilary Airport
    • Lodge lunch and crew meeting
    • Trek to Phakding ( Approx 3 hours)
    • Gentle hike, slowly descending and crossing the suspension bridge
    • Arrival in Phakding for our overnight stay
  • Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440 M/11283 ft)
    • Early breakfast and start of the trek towards Namche Bazaar
    • Pine forest trail with amazing views of Mt. Thamserku at 6,608m
    • TIMS check post at Monjo, the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Point
    • Descending toward the suspension bridge
    • Ascend to the last suspension bridge and then about 2 hours steep climb
    • Reaching Namche Bazaar for our overnight stay

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04: Namche Bazar to Everest View Hotel and return back to Namche for acclimatization
    • Acclimation day to get used to the high altitude and prevent altitude sickness
    • Explore the village of Namche Bazaar and its unique Sherpa culture
    • Visit the Sherpa museums and Buddhist monasteries or enjoy the German bakery
    • Hike up high to Khumjung for some fantastic panoramic views
    • Overnight in Namche Bazaar

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3860 M)
    • Early breakfast and start trekking toward Tengboche
    • A short climb to the army camp, amazing views of the Mt. Ama Dablam
    • Following the right trail downwards towards Phunki Tenga
    • Crossing the hanging bridge and steep ascent through rhododendron forests
    • Arrival at Tengboche for our overnight stay

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 06: Trek to Dingboche (4410 M)
    • Early breakfast and start
    • Descend to Dibuche and a gentle flat trek until crossing the Imja Khola
    • The steep trail upwards to Pangboche
    • Enjoy the beautiful views of Amadablam and continue to Somare
    • After reaching Orsho, we take the path toward Dingboche
    • Dinner and overnight stay in Dingboche

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 07: Dingboche (5100 M)
    • Breakfast at the lodge
    • Acclimatization day and climbing practice
    • We trek up toward the base of the Nangkar Tshang peak
    • Amazing views of Mt Makalu
    • Return to Dingboche for dinner and overnight stay

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4910 M)
    • Early breakfast and departure
    • Gentle climb toward the Pheriche Valley
    • About two hours of gradual climbing to Thukla
    • Views along the way of yak pastures, alpine scrubs, Mt Cholotse and Tawoche
    • Continue upwards towards the Thokla Pass.
    • Crossing the Gokyo Cho La Pass trail and heading further to Lobuche
    • Dinner and overnight stay at Lobuche

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 09: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m/11280ft) and EBC (5364m/17549ft) 13km, 7-8 hrs.
    • Early breakfast and departure
    • Hike over stone trails filled with rock and ice toward Gorakshep
    • Health check in Gorakshep and prepare to head for EBC
    • About 3 hour’s trek to Everest Base Camp
    • Arrival at EBC and victory photo
    • Trek back to Gorakshep
    • Preparation for a morning trek to Kalapather
    • Dinner and overnight stay in Gorakshep

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapather (5545m/16961ft) and return back to Dzongla (4830m)
    • Early wake-up (4 am)
    • Hike up to Kalapather for the most amazing sunrise view in the Nepalese Himalayas
    • Descend back down to Gorakshep for breakfast and departure
    • Upwards and downward trails lead us to Dzongla
    • After lodge check-in, we hold a briefing about crossing the
    • Cho La Pass the next day
    • Dinner and overnight stay in Dzongla

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 11: Trek to Dragnak or Thangna via crossing Cho La Pass (5420m)
    • Early wake-up and departure (before 5 am)
    • Head up to the Cho La Pass for about 3 hours, depending on the weather conditions
    • Short break at the top of the Pass for those memorable photos and views
    • Head down until reaching Dragnak village, rests next to the south side of Mt. Cho-Yu
    • Overnight stay at Dragnak village

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: depending on our condition and time we have the option to head further to Thangna, please consult with your guide.
  • Day 12: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4790)
    • Breakfast and departure
    • A short walk towards the Ngozumpa Glacier (the longest glacier in Nepal)
    • After crossing the glacier, we pass the lakes of Gokyo until reaching the third lake
    • At the third lake, we reach Gokyo village
    • Overnight at Gokyo villages

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: Gokyo Lake is one of the biggest and deepest lakes in Nepal, the next day we head out early to climb Gokyo Ri so prepare your flashlights and cameras!
  • Day 13: Climb Gokyo Ri (5483 M) and trek to Dole Early wake up (4 am)
    • Climb up to Gokyo Ri for about 45 minutes
    • Relax and enjoy the fantastic 90 degrees views from the top of the Gokyo Ri
    • Head back down to Gokyo and prepare to trek to Dole
      5 hours of descent brings us to Dole village
    • Overnight stay at Dole

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: if we have enough time we can head further down to Machermo, the sightseeing points at Gokyo Ri are: Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Yu, and Makalu.
  • Day 14: Trek to Namche
    • Breakfast and departure
    • Descend for about 5 hours to Namche Bazaar
    • Enjoy the last views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Kangtega, and Everest.
    • After our lodge check-in, we can enjoy a farewell party
    • Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 15: Trek back to Lukla
    • Breakfast and get ready for the last day of trekking
    • We follow the same road backward, passing by Phakding
    • An upwards trail after Phakding leads us to Lukla
    • Overnight stay at Lukla city

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Note: the next day we fly back to Kathmandu so it is recommended to prepare everything before going to sleep. For flight times please consult with the guide.
  • Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu
    • Breakfast and departure
    • A scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu of about 32 minutes
    • Hotel transfer and rest of the time is free at leisure to relax from the trek
    • Overnight stay in Kathmandu city
  • Day 17: Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

    Hotel breakfast and pick up by our driver for sightseeing
    Sightseeing a full day at:

    • The Famous Hindu Temple Pashupatinath
    • The amazing Buddhist Stupa Boudhanath
    • The Monkey Temple Swayambunath

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 18: Departure
    • Hotel breakfast and check out
    • Transfer to the international airport about 3 hours before your departure time

    Meals: Breakfast


Includes/Excludes

What's included

    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • Three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Room in the best available lodge and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking
    • Full-day Kathmandu Valley guided sightseeing in a private vehicle
    • All entrance fees during sightseeing
    • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight ticket
    • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistant guide for more than five trekkers
    • One porter for two trekkers
    • Guide, porter, and required staff salaries, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares.
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
    • The trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate, and trekking map are yours to take
    • Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Permit and TIMS
    • First Aid Medical Kit or standard-essential medicine
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek
    • Farewell dinner
    • All applicable government and local taxes

What is excluded

    • International airfare and visa fee
    • Hotel accommodation, Lunch, and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal before returning from Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking
    • Personal Expenses like bar bills, telephone bills, laundry, etc
    • Tipping for trekking crew members and driver

Accommodation

You will stay in Hotel Arts Kathmandu or a similar 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. A solo traveler needs to share the room with a same-gender traveler. If you need a single supplement, you will have to pay an additional cost of about USD 200. During the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking, most of your accommodations contain attached bathrooms, while some of the teahouses may not have, and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities. Kathmandu and the trekking regions will have sing room facilities in lower elevations, but it will be hard to find them at higher elevations.

 

Meals

During your trek, you will enjoy typical Nepalese and international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Indian, etc.). Be sure that the lodges or teahouses will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per their available menu. You may not be served breakfast somewhere during your  Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking. You may get opportunities for welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for private trips, so we recommend booking it according to your schedule. We do not need a minimum group size for the private trip and won’t charge additional charges for a solo traveler.

Please let us know if you need additional services like pre/post accommodation, domestic flight, Everest Mountain Flight, adventurous sports, sightseeing, etc. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

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    Tourist Visa Fee

    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

    To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.

    We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.

    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    Essential Information

    Accommodations

    In Kathmandu: Three-star hotel accommodation (Samsara Resort or similar) on twin sharing

    In Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking: Best available guesthouse on a sharing basis

    Single Supplement: Available on additional payment of USD 240 (we can’t give a guarantee in all parts of the trekking area)

    Meals

    In Kathmandu: Breakfast and one welcome or farewell dinner

    In the Trekking area: Three-times meals (breakfast and dinner in the guesthouse and lunch on the way to the next destination). American or continental breakfast, Nepalese authentic, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian foods are available.

     

    Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

    • No previous trekking or hiking experience is required but highly recommended to do physical exercise and jog a month before the tour departure date.
    • A positive attitude towards trekking is essential.
    • Usually, 6-7 hours of walking per day, but some days need up to 8-10 hours.
    • No technical skills are required.
    • You need to consult with a doctor before the trek if you have a problem with high blood pressure, heart problem, or blood disease.

    Best Time to Travel

    March, April, May, September, October, and November is the best time to trek, but you can also do it in another month.

    Trip Start Dates and Cost

    We have a daily departure for this trek, and the cost can vary on the required service, group size, etc.

     

    Additional Information

    Kindly call us at +977 98510 52413 (WhatsApp/Mobile/Viber) or +1 315 388 6163  or email us at info@peregrinetreks.com.

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