Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival day at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu 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
  • Day 2 Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840 m) and trek to Phakding

    After having breakfast, you will head to the airport to take your flight to Lukla. 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
  • Day 3 Trek to Namche Bazar

    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
  • Day 4 Rest day at Namche Bazar

    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
  • Day 5 Trek to Phortse


    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Phortse
    • Altitude: 3680 Meter
  • Day 6 Trek to Machherma

    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
  • Day 7 Trek to Gokyo

    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
  • Day 8 Ascent Gokyo Peak ( 5,360 m) and trek to Thangnag

    You will wake up early in the morning, and begin climbing on a steep trail towards Gokyo Ri. 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
  • Day 9 Cross Cho La Pass (5,368 m) and trek to Dzongla

    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
  • Day 10 Trek to Lobuche

    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
  • Day 11 Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) and back to Gorak Shep


    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
  • Day 12 Climb to Kala Pattar (5,550 m), back to Gorak Shep and trek to Dingboche

    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 Dingboche where you will stop for the night. Overnight in a lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4410 Meter
  • Day 13 Trek to Pangboche (3,930 m) to Tengboche

    Descending down the valley, you will cross a bridge over Khumbu Khola and climb to join the upward trail near Orsho. The trail then heads down to Somare and ascend to a two-way junction. The first trail will take you to Phortse village via upper Pangboche, whereas the second trail will take you to Tengboche through lower Pangboche. Continuing your trek on the second trial, you will cross a suspension bridge over Imja Khola. From here, you will ascend on a steep path and trek through dense forests of birch, conifers, and rhododendron to reach Tengboche village. Here, you will visit the biggest monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery. Overnight in a lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Tengboche
    • Altitude: 3860 Meter
  • Day 14 Trek to Namche Bazar

    After having breakfast, you descend down and cross a suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River. 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
  • Day 15 Trek to Lukla

    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
  • Day 16 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

    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
  • Day 17 Transfer to Tribhuvan International 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