Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu Airport, pick up and transfer to hotel

    You will be welcomed by one of the representatives from Mera Alpine Treks and Expedition at the Tribhuvan International Airport. He/she will take you to your hotel. You will rest for the day, and in the evening, you will meet with your guide. You will prepare for your trip, and also do shopping if needed, You will end the day with a delicious welcome dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

    • Meals: Welcome Dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1300 Meter / 4,264 Feet
  • Day 2 Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m) 4 hours distance 8 km

    After having breakfast, you will head to the airport to take your flight to Lukla (2840m). The flight will be scenic and present stunning views of hill and snow-capped mountains. Upon reaching Lukla, you will have lunch and begin trekking towards Phakding. You will see a certain change in the atmosphere and the encompassing scenery from here onwards.

    Gradually moving towards, you will reach Cheplung Village along with enjoying the views of the gorgeous mountain landscape. From here, you will descend through forested trail and reach Phakding located in the Dudh Koshi River valley north of Lukla.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Phakding
    • Altitude: 2610 Meter / 8561 Feet
  • Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) 6 hours walking distance 10 km

    Crossing the Dudh Koshi River, you will ascend gradually and reach Toktak (2,760 m). The trail then takes you to Benkar (2,710 m) and cross Dudh Kosi River. On the way, you will see a gorgeous view of valley decorated with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest, waterfall, and snow-capped peaks like Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m) & Khumbi La (5,765 m). From here, the trail will take you to Monjo (2,840 m), the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. You will get your permits checked here and descend on a steep rocky path. Further, you will cross a bridge and trek following the west bank of Dudh Koshi river. You will reach Jorsale (2,830 m). Crossing Dudh Koshi river one more time, you will ascend steeply to reach Namche Bazar. You will stay overnight in the lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Namche Bazar
    • Altitude: 3440 Meter / 11,283 Feet
  • Day 4 Acclimatization Day - Everest View Hotel (3880m) 3 hours hiking 4 km

    Today is your first acclimatization day in Namche Bazar. After having a delicious breakfast, you will hike to the Everest View Hotel from where you will get to see breathtaking views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), and other surrounding mountains. Later, you will return back to Namche and explore the region. You also have the option to hike up to Syangboche airstrip for a picturesque view of Namche Bazar and its area. Later, you will visit the Sherpa Culture Museum, Everest Photo Gallery, bookshops, and cafes to spend the rest of the day. You will stay overnight in the lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Namche Bazar
    • Altitude: 3440 Meter / 11,283 Feet
  • Day 5 Trek to Phortse (3680m) 5 hours walking distance 7.2 km

    From Namche the route climbs Syangboche Airport. The route Khunde visits the hospital and Khumjung has small monastery. The trail for Phortse descends further from Khumjung and then climbs around and up towards the Mong La. The view are stupendous. From Mong La the route drops downhill to a teashop. Here you will stay at Phortse and overnight in the Lodge.   

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Phortse
    • Altitude: 3680 Meter / 12,070 Feet
  • Day 6 Trek to Machherma (4470m) 4 hours trekking distance 5 km

    After having breakfast, you will begin trekking towards Machherma. The trail will be relatively easy and scenic. Passing by small villages and forests, you will reach Machherma for the night stay. Overnight in the lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Machhermo
    • Altitude: 4470 Meter / 14,662 Feet
  • Day 7 Trek to Gokyo (4790m) 4 hours walking distance 6.8 km

    Today, you will trek towards picturesque Gokyo village. The trail ascends on a ridge from where you will see stunning views of Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m) along with valley down the ridge. The trail then passes through Pangka and descend down to a river bank. From here, you will ascend on a steep trail to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. After that, you will trek alongside the first small lake Longponga (4,650 m) and pass by the second lake, Tanjung (4,710 m), and reach Gokyo village. Overnight in the lodge. 

    • Meals: Brekafast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Gokyo
    • Altitude: 4790 Meter / 12,711 Feet
  • Day 8 Climb Gokyo Peak (5360m) and trek to Thangnag (4700m) 6 hour, 8.6 km

    You will wake up early in the morning, and begin climbing on a steep trail towards Gokyo Ri (5,360m). From here, you will get to witness panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Taboche Peak (6,542 m) and numerous other mountains along with striking views of Gokyo valley as well as huge Ngozumpa Glacier. You will also visit Gokyo Lake. After enjoying the view, you will descend down to Gokyo village and head towards Thangnag. With a few ascend sand descends, you will reach down in a glacier. Further, you will descend and reach the base of Cho La Pass, Thangana for the night stay. Overnight in a lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Thangnag
    • Altitude: 4700 Meter / 15,416 Feet
  • Day 9 Cross Cho La Pass (5,368m) and trek to Dzongla (4830m) 7 hours, 9.5 km

    Today, you will cross challenging Cho La Pass. The trail will be vertical and includes rocks covered with ice that makes the trail slippery, therefore, be careful while climbing. Ascending through a narrow valley on a rocky trail, you will reach Phedi. From here, you will trek through the side of a beautiful frozen lake and reach the top of Cho La Pass. You will get to see several Himalayan mountains from the top. On the south, you will superb view of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), whereas on the Mt. Lobuche (6,119 m) in the east. Likewise, Mt. Cholatse (6,440 m) rises up in the west and Mt. Baruntse (7,129 m) stand high on the right side. From the pass, you will descend down to Dzongla. Overnight in the lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Dzongla
    • Altitude: 4830 Meter / 15,842 Feet
  • Day 10 Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 5 hours walking distance 6.5 km

    Today, the trail is shorter and easier in comparison with other days. From Dzongla, the trail descends and ascend gradually towards Lobuche village situated at the lap of Mt. Lobuche. Upon reaching Lobuche, you will be welcomed with a captivating view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lobuche (6,119 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), etc. Further, you will ascend on a rugged trail and reach Gorak Shep for the night stay. Overnight in a lodge. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Lobuche
    • Altitude: 4910 Meter / 16,105 Feet
  • Day 11 Trek to Gorak Shep (5140m) - Everest Base Camp (5364m) 7 hours hike 14 km


    After having a warm breakfast, you will head towards Everest Base Camp. Within four and a half hours of the trek on a glacier and snow-covered rugged trail, you will reach the base of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848 m). From here, you will see panoramic views of the numerous Himalayas like Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Lingtren (6,749 m), Khumbutse (6,665 m), extra. You will also see small frozen lakes around Everest Base Camp as well as huge glaciers. After enjoying the views, you will descend back to Gorak Shep for night stay. Overnight in the lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Gorak Shep
    • Altitude: 5140 Meter / 16,659 Feet
  • Day 12 Climb Kala Pattar (5550m), and trek to Pheriche (4240m) 6 hours, 12 km

    You will wake up early in the morning and hike to Kala Patthar viewpoint. From Kala Patthar, you will get to see an outstanding view of snow-capped Himalayan mountains along with a 360-degree view of Everest. You will also see a striking view of the Khumbu Icefall and small glacier lakes. After spending some time at this place, you will return back to Gorak Shep and have breakfast. Further, the trail will take you to Pheriche where you will stop for the night. Overnight in a lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4240 Meter / 13,907 Feet
  • Day 13 Trek back to Namche Bazar (3440m) 6 hours trekking distance 18 km

    After having breakfast, descending down the valley and cross a suspension bridge over Khumbu Khola. The trail then heads down to Somare and ascend to a two-way junction. And trek down to Tengboche, here you will visit biggest monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery. From here, you ascend on stone steps and reach Kyangjuma. After trekking for around three hours, you will reach Namche Bazar. Overnight in a lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Namche Bazar
    • Altitude: 3440 Meter / 11,283 Feet
  • Day 14 Trek down to Lukla (2840m) 6 hours walking distance 18 km

    You will begin trekking on a steep trail and cross a suspension bridge. On the way, you will pass by several chortens, small gompas, mani walls, prayer flags, small villages, and beautiful rhododendron & pine forests. You will reach Lukla, freshen-up, and later, explore the region. You will stay overnight in the lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Lukla
    • Altitude: 2840 Meter / 9,315 Feet
  • Day 15 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 Minute

    After having breakfast, you will fly back to Kathmandu. The flight will present your last views of snow-capped Himalayas and hills. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will head to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest and traverse the nearby areas on your own. You will stay overnight at the hotel.

    • Meals: Brekafast
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathamndu
    • Altitude: 1300 Meter / 4,264 Feet
  • Day 16 Sightseeing day at Kathmandu City / Optional Day

    This day is a optional day or extra day for you. You can use this day in any place during trekking when you need it. Otherwise you can use this day at Kathmandu for sightseeing tour. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    • Accommodation: Kathmandu
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1300 Meter / 4,264 Feet
  • Day 17 Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for final departure day

    Today is your last day in Nepal. After having breakfast, you will check-out of the hotel, and move to the Tribhuvan International Airport to take your flight back to your home.

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: Home