Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Domestic Flight
  • Food: American Plan Basis
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge to Lodge
  • Group Size: 2-12 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5368 M & 5550 M

Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek is one of the most adventurous trekking journeys in the Everest region. This trek combines the world's most famous destination, Everest Base Camp, stunning Gokyo Lakes, and challenging Cho La Pass. Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek is a perfect blend of adventure, thrills, gorgeous scenery, outstanding Himalayas views, and rich culture & tradition. This is the perfect trek for anyone who is looking for something extra in the Everest region rather than classic Everest Base Camp Trek. We, Mera Alpine Treks and Expedition have designed our Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek itinerary to present you an ultimate adventure in the Everest region. During the  Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek, you will pass by numerous fine villages, picturesque valleys, dense forests, rivers, and moraines. You will get to see 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. Cholatse (6,440 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,129 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.

As you will pass by several villages during the Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek, you will get to experience the rich culture and tradition of the locals. You will get to see their daily lifestyle and interact with them. Likewise, on the trail, you will come across many gompas, mani wall, chortens fastened with colorful prayer flags, monasteries including the biggest and the oldest monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche monastery. This will help you get a deep insight into the years-old norms and values of the region. 

Best Time to go on the Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

The best time to go on Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking is from pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (late September to December). During Post-monsoon time, the sky is usually clear and outstanding mountain views can be seen. Likewise in pre-monsoon, the entire Everest region gets bloomed up with rhododendrons and other wildflowers making the journey even more fascinating. However, whatever may be the time of the year, the higher the altitude gets, the colder the climate will get. 

Food and Accommodation during Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking

During the Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek-18 days, you will stay in a comfortable and clean lodge. The rooms will be on a twin-sharing basis. There will be limited furniture and common bathrooms. While in Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel. 

Food will be served as per the menu of lodge/guest house. Besides that, you can buy bars and snacks on the way in the lower altitude. There will also welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu along with breakfast every day.

Is  Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Trek difficult?

Yes, Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek is a difficult trek. The trail will include many ascend & descends on steep, rugged, and glacier paths. You have to be in good shape to go on this trek. Every day you have to trek for around 6 to 7 hours on challenging terrain, which does require good physical fitness, determination, and adequate stamina.

Achievement after  Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek will offer you a lifetime adventure. The trail will pass by one of the most isolated regions of the world. During the journey, you will learn to survive in the extreme situation and work in a team supporting each other in every step until reaching the final destination. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact or email Mera Alpine Treks and Expedition for further information and get outstanding service. Thank you.


  • Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek is a challenging trek, therefore it is not recommended for beginners
  • You will have acclimatization days in Namche Bazar
  • The trek lasts for 18 days, and every day you will walk for around 6 to 7 hours on average
  • The trail is less crowded then classic Everest Base Camp Trek
  • During the Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek, you will stay in lodge/guest house
  • The highest point of this trek is Kala Patthar 5,643 meters
  • You will pass challenging Cho La Pass 5,420 meters
  • Previous trekking and hiking experience will be best but does not require compulsory
  • There is no technical climbing involved

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive Kathmandu Airport, pick up and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m) 4 hours distance 8 km
  • Day 3Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) 6 hours walking distance 10 km
  • Day 4Acclimatization Day - Everest View Hotel (3880m) 3 hours hiking 4 km
  • Day 5Trek to Phortse (3680m) 5 hours walking distance 7.2 km
  • Day 6Trek to Machherma (4470m) 4 hours trekking distance 5 km
  • Day 7Trek to Gokyo (4790m) 4 hours walking distance 6.8 km
  • Day 8Climb Gokyo Peak (5360m) and trek to Thangnag (4700m) 6 hour, 8.6 km
  • Day 9Cross Cho La Pass (5,368m) and trek to Dzongla (4830m) 7 hours, 9.5 km
  • Day 10Trek to Lobuche (4910m) 5 hours walking distance 6.5 km
  • Day 11Trek to Gorak Shep (5140m) - Everest Base Camp (5364m) 7 hours hike 14 km
  • Day 12Climb Kala Pattar (5550m), and trek to Pheriche (4240m) 6 hours, 12 km
  • Day 13Trek back to Namche Bazar (3440m) 6 hours trekking distance 18 km
  • Day 14Trek down to Lukla (2840m) 6 hours walking distance 18 km
  • Day 15Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 Minute
  • Day 16Reserve Day for Trekking otherwise free day at Kathmandu
  • Day 17Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for final departure day

What's Included

  • Transportation Service
    Arrival and Departure: Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle and “Welcome Farewell Dinner with Drinks” at Kathmandu.
    Domestic Flight: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu with Personal Baggage.
  • Accommodation & Meal Service
    Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 Night standard accommodation in three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast, B/B plan basis. (Possible to arrange Single Room)
    Lodge Accommodation during Trek: 10 Night Lodge accommmodation and full board meals a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking, AP plan basis. (Possible to arrange Single Room)
    Drinks & Beverage: Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Hot Milk, Juice (Lemon, orange, mango, etc) and hot drinking water as required.
  • Manpower Service
    Guide: An experienced, English-speaking government-licensed guide and assistant guide.
    Porter: Porter for each member to carry their baggage during Trek as per required.
  • Government Taxes
    All necessary paperworks and trekking permits
    Sagarmatha National Park Entry fee
    All government and local taxes during the Everest Base Camp trek
  • Safety and Security
    We Provide one Duffle Bag for each member and full information of Everest Base Camp Trek.
    First Aid Medicine Kid and Emergency Heli Rescue Arrangement on the spot
    Pre information about Acute / Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) & High Altitude Cerebral Edema Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Medication Treatment etc.
  • Lunch & Dinner: Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu with extra night stay at Kathmandu due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary. 
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, laundry, any alcoholic beverage, and shopping and personal clothing etc
  • Insurance: Travel and high altitude rescue insurance of member which is bringing from own country by member.
  • Tips: Tips for guide, porter and driver as yourself (Tip is expected).
  • International Round Trip Airfare and Nepelese visa fee and any expenses that are not mentioned in price included part.

Useful Information

Do I need trekking guide for Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass trek?

The choice is yours either to travel with or without a guide. But to keep in mind, it is always beneficial to trek with a guide as they will guide you through the whole journey, keeps you aware about the different consequences that may arise while on the trek. A guide will always look for your safety first. They will give you the information about the environment, culture and tradition of that place. Also, they will help you to find a fine hotel and lodges where you can have the best experience of hospitality and accommodations. Furthermore incase of injury, a guide will always takes care of you.

How long does it take to complete the Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass trek?

Normally, Everest Gokyo Cho La pass trek is done within 15 Day plus arrival and departure day. But please, make sure to have some leisure days for rest as well as for acclimatization time to avoid any hardships at the trek. Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass trek is moderate trekking in Everest region, Nepal. It envelops all the usual sights in the area such as Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp itself, but also it includes the visit to Gokyo lakes and crossing the Cho la Pass. Basically, we Mera Alpine Treks can complete Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass trek within 17 days.

Is there facility of Wi-Fi internet, device charge and hot shower?

Though this trek takes place on one of the isolated place on the planet, mountainous region, there may not be facility of internet everywhere. But, it is possible to find and can surf the net in a few destinations. Some lodges and hotels may provide free internet whereas some will charge you a little for the net services.

You can charge your mobile phone, camera and other electronic devices in lodges. But you need to have your own charging devices. In most of the teahouses and lodges, they provide running hot shower facility in the route. Also, there will be common washroom at the hotels.

What are the permits needed for Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass trek?

Different permits are required before leaving for Everest base camp Gokyo Cho la Pass trek. You have to issue TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System) permit from the tourism department at Kathmandu, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permit at Lukla and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit at Jorsale. We, Mera Alpine Treks and expedition can manage all of these permits if you choose us to travel with. So, you can avoid all the headaches for managing all of these permits and can save time of yours.

Is there any chance of getting altitude sickness?

Yes, there is a little chance of getting high altitude sickness as you will be trekking above 5000m for few days. The steep climb to the high altitude along with the hurdles of wind may affect anyone while on the trek.

So, we have prepared and designed our itinerary adequately concerning our client safety and security first. We have included enough time for acclimatization as well as for rest that are mandatory in order to avoid any hazards en the route.

What preparation should I make before Everest Gokyo Cho la Pass trek?

This is a moderate trek leading to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho la Pass at 5330m leading to the Khumbu Valley above Lobuche. In order to avoid any hardships and difficulties on the trek, you must possess a good stamina to tackle down the trails. Also, you have to boost up your endurance level and leg power too. You need to do physical exercises at least a month before to start the trek. An average level of physical fitness and mental preparation, determination will make your journey less stressful and enjoyable. If you have any problems regarding your health, it is better to consult with your doctor before leaving for the trek. Furthermore, get the best tips available from experienced travelers before the trek.

What are the equipments that are needed for Everest Gokyo Cho la Pass trek?

You should bring all your travel documents and clothing that are necessary for travelling. Some of the clothing you carry may not meet the standard for the cold weather temperatures you will face on the trek. So, it is better to take advice from the professionals. And, if you forget to bring some equipment you can hire or buy here after arrival. Here, we will suggest you some of the gears list that are mandatory for this trek.

What insurance should I make for Everest Gokyo Cho la Pass trek?

While the trek is not peculiarly dangerous itself, it does make various risks which all need to be considered when deciding on what insurance to buy for the duration of your visit. Travel insurance is must for any travelers tackling the Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass trek as even small injuries can create a nightmare that proves to be quite costly. So, please make sure your travel insurance policy covers all the events and environment associated with the Everest Base Camp trek. Nonetheless, you need to send us your copy of insurance policy or carry it with you while you are on the trip. So to enjoy your trip without any worries, your travel plans should always incorporate with insurance policies.

How Mera Alpine Treks help you if flight get delay or cancellation?

Domestic flight of Lukla can be delayed or get cancelled due to the bad weather. If such case happens, we Mera Alpine Treks helps to take next possible flight ticket. If your trek is disturbed by flight, you can choose other alternative optional trek in Nepal. But all the decision depends on you.

If you wish to make alternative arrangement such as a helicopter flight, Mera Alpine Treks helps for booking. But you need to pay yourself for extra charges while the flight get delayed or cancelled. But a new thing is, now a day’s, there has been a slight change in flight route schedule. Instead of flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, it takes place on Kathmandu to Manthali, Ramechhap due to the runway maintenance at Kathmandu Airport.

Client Reviews