Gokyo Cho La Pass via EBC

16 Days

Gokyo ChoLa Pass via EBC Trek. Prepare for breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Gokyo Ri peak, and the awe-inspiring Ngozumpa Glacier. Get ready for an unforgettable journey through the Himalayas.

Ultimate Adventure - Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass

Welcome to Glance Tours and Treks, your ultimate guide to the breathtaking Gokyo ChoLa Pass via EBC Trek and other remarkable treks in the Everest region of Nepal. Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the majestic Himalayan mountains, where you’ll witness stunning views, encounter Sherpa culture and traditions, and explore the picturesque Gokyo Valley.

The Gokyo ChoLa Pass Trek is a thrilling journey that combines the Gokyo Lakes Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek. Trekking through the rugged terrain, you’ll reach the iconic Gokyo Ri, a vantage point offering panoramic views of Mount Everest and other towering peaks. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the Gokyo Lakes, a collection of pristine turquoise lakes nestled amidst the Himalayas.

Embarking on the Everest Base Camp Trek is an opportunity of a lifetime. Traverse through the Khumbu Valley, surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes and the towering peaks of the Everest region. Witness the world-renowned Ama Dablam Peak, known for its stunning beauty and technical climbing challenges.

The Gokyo Valley Trek takes you through the heart of the Gokyo region, renowned for its glacial lakes and dramatic landscapes. Experience the thrill of crossing the Cho La Pass, a high mountain pass offering unparalleled views and a sense of accomplishment.

In the Everest region trek, you’ll have the chance to delve into the unique Sherpa culture and traditions. Interact with the friendly Sherpa people, learn about their rich heritage, and visit ancient monasteries that reflect their spiritual practices.

With each step, you’ll be captivated by the awe-inspiring views from the Gokyo ChoLa Pass Trek. The majestic Himalayan mountains, including the legendary Mount Everest, will leave you breathless with their sheer grandeur and magnificence. Capture stunning photographs and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Venture through the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas, and witness its icy expanse. Trekking through the Renjo La Pass, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks and glaciers, offering a sense of untouched beauty.

For the adventurous souls, the Khumbu Icefall Trek offers an exhilarating experience. Navigate through the treacherous icefall and witness the dynamic nature of the Everest region. Marvel at the pristine beauty of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its diverse flora and fauna.

Make a stop at Namche Bazaar, the vibrant heart of the Everest region. Immerse yourself in the local culture, browse through colorful markets, and experience the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people.

Embark on a Himalayan trekking adventure in Nepal, the ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Trekking in this picturesque country offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and a sense of achievement.

Whether you’re a seasoned trekker or a first-time adventurer, the Gokyo ChoLa Pass Trek and other treks in the Everest region will leave you awe-inspired. Get ready for an unforgettable journey as you explore the wonders of the Himalayas and create lifelong memories

Trip Highlights

  • Trek through the enchanting Gokyo Valley, home to stunning turquoise lakes and incredible natural beauty.
  • Challenge yourself with the thrilling crossing of the Cho La Pass, a high-altitude mountain pass offering panoramic vistas.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture, interact with friendly locals, and visit ancient monasteries along the trail.
  • Trek through picturesque Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar and Gokyo, experiencing their unique lifestyle and hospitality.
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park, home to diverse flora, fauna, and rare wildlife.
  • Reach the iconic Everest Base Camp, a legendary mountaineering destination, and feel the thrill of standing at the foot of the world's highest peak.
  • Conquer the summit of Gokyo Ri, a vantage point offering panoramic views of the Everest region and the surrounding Himalayas.
  • Capture stunning landscapes, colorful prayer flags, traditional Sherpa settlements, and the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the region.
  • Enjoy the support and guidance of experienced guides from Glance Tours and Treks, ensuring a safe and memorable journey.

Gokyo ChoLa Pass via EBC Trek Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, you can take some rest and explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu at your own pace.

In the morning, you will take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small town in the Everest region. From Lukla, you will begin your trek to Phakding. The trail descends through lush forests and crosses several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. It takes approximately 3 hours to reach Phakding, where you will spend the night.

Today's trek takes you to Namche Bazaar, a vibrant Sherpa town and the gateway to the Everest region. The trail continues along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges and ascending through pine forests. As you approach Namche Bazaar, you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Everest. The trek takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, where you will spend the night.

To acclimatize to the high altitude, you will spend an extra day in Namche Bazaar. This day is dedicated to exploring the local area and taking short hikes to higher altitudes. You can visit the Everest View Hotel for stunning panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and other peaks. You can also explore the lively market and interact with the local Sherpa people to learn about their culture and traditions.

Leaving Namche Bazaar, the trail gradually ascends through rhododendron and juniper forests, offering beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. You will pass by small settlements and yak pastures before reaching Dole, situated at an altitude of 3680 meters. The trek takes approximately 6 hours, and you will spend the night in Dole.

Continuing the trek, you will ascend further towards Machhermo. The trail takes you through alpine landscapes, passing by the beautiful Dudh Koshi River. You will hike alongside the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas. After a 4-hour trek, you will reach Machhermo, where you will spend the night.

Today, you will trek to Gokyo, a stunning lakeside village nestled in the lap of the mountains. The trail offers magnificent views of the surrounding peaks, including Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. After reaching Gokyo, you can take an afternoon hike to Gokyo Ri, a popular viewpoint, for breathtaking panoramic views of the Everest region. You will spend the night in Gokyo.

In the morning, you can hike to the fourth and fifth lakes of Gokyo, which offer serene views of the turquoise glacial lakes and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Afterward, you will continue your trek towards Thagnak. The trail gradually ascends, and you will be surrounded by stunning Himalayan vistas. After a 4-hour trek, you will reach Thagnak, where you will spend the night.

Today's trek is challenging as you cross the high mountain pass, Cho La Pass, at an altitude of 5367 meters. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, and you will need to be cautious while navigating the rocky terrain. Once you reach Cho Dzongla, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of Ama Dablam, Lobuche, and other peaks. You will spend the night in Cho Dzongla.

From Cho Dzongla, the trail continues towards Lobuche. As you trek, you will pass through the Khumbu Glacier and witness the harsh but awe-inspiring glacial landscapes. You will also have views of majestic peaks, including Pumori and Nuptse. After a 3-hour trek, you will reach Lobuche, where you will spend the night.

Today's trek takes you to Gorakshep, the last village before Everest Base Camp. The trail follows a rocky path, and you will walk alongside the Khumbu Glacier. After reaching Gorakshep, you can embark on an afternoon hike to Kala Patthar, a famous viewpoint renowned for its panoramic sunrise views over Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse. You will spend the night in Gorakshep.

Today is a significant day as you trek to Everest Base Camp, the starting point for mountaineering expeditions to the world's highest peak. The trail is challenging and requires careful navigation through rocky moraines and the Khumbu Icefall. After reaching Everest Base Camp and celebrating your achievement, you will trek back to Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, you will descend to Pheriche, where you will spend the night.

From Pheriche, you will retrace your steps and descend towards Namche Bazaar. The trail offers beautiful views of the Himalayan landscapes and provides an opportunity to reflect on your incredible journey. After a 7-hour trek, you will reach Namche Bazaar, where you will spend the night.

Leaving Namche Bazaar, you will continue your descent towards Lukla. The trail gradually descends through forests and crosses several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. After an 8-hour trek, you will reach Lukla, where you can celebrate the successful completion of your trek with your fellow trekkers. You will spend the night in Lukla.

In the morning, you will take a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the vibrant streets of Kathmandu.

Day 16 :

It's time to say goodbye to Nepal as your memorable Everest Base Camp Trek comes to an end. You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight, taking with you beautiful memories of the majestic Himalayas and the warm hospitality of the Nepalese people.

Included and Not Included in Your Gokyo ChoLa Pass via EBC Trek

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in tea houses or lodges along the trekking route
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Trekking permits and necessary entry fees
  • Experienced trekking guide and porter
  • Transportation to and from the trailhead
  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu
  • Basic trekking equipment
  • First aid kit

Cost Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Tips for guide and porter

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Gokyo Cho La Pass via EBC
  • Kathmandu
  • (March to May) (September to November)
  • 5-7 Hours
  • Kathmandu