Key Information

  • Destination:
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Trip Style:
    Trekking and Hiking
  • Foods:
    Breakfast in City + BLD in Trek
  • Transportation:
    Private Vehicle + Domestic Flight
  • Min Person:

About Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Cho-La Pass

There are plenty of trekking options when it comes to trekking in the Everest Base Camp region. One of the most scenic and rewarding of these treks is the Everest Base Camp trek with Cho La pass.

During the Everest Base Camp trek with Cho La pass, you will go to some of the most scenic places in the Everest region like Gokyo, Cho La pass, Everest Base Camp as well as Kala Patthar. So the trip will take you to all these wonderful vantage points for some excellent views of the Himalayas here as well as some mesmeric sunrise.

Cho La pass is a mountain pass located in the Everest region that stands 5420 meters tall. Panoramic view of the mountains will delight you when you ascend the Cho La pass. However, getting to Cho La pass can be quite difficult as you may require shoes with crampons due to the slippery trail there. So you need to prepare physically well for this strenuous trek.

Another delightful place you will go to during the Everest Base Camp trek with Cho La pass is the astonishingly beautiful valley of Gokyo. Trekking to the Gokyo lakes is a delight. The Gokyo lakes are the highest freshwater lake system in the world.

The Gokyo Lakes are also some of the best places for viewing Mt. Everest. These trail along these lakes take you to Gokyo Ri, a place with a dazzling view of the sunrise amidst the Himalayas of the Everest region like Mt. Pumori, Choyou, Everest, Makalu, Cholatse, Taboche, Amadablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and others.

You will cross the Ngozumpa glacier while you get to Cho La pass from Gokyo. Due to the very high altitude of Cho La pass, the weather here is cold almost all year round. The trekking trails to Cho La pass are covered with snow almost all year round. So you should cross the Cho La pass with an experienced guide who will direct you as to how you can trek to this place safely.

From Cho La pass, you will head out to the Everest Base Camp. The southern part of the Everest Base Camp is the starting point of the Everest summit. Everest Base Camp is a wonderful place from where you can see the Khumbu glacier and icefall in all its beauty.

In addition, you will also go to Kala Patthar in this trek. An early morning hike to Kala Patthar from Gorak Shep will be one of the best hikes you will go to. The morning sun when glints on the mountains gives a golden reflection on Everest leaving most trekkers speechless due to its beauty.

Everest Base Camp trek with Cho La pass is a trek into the astonishing beauty with some legendary places in the Everest region like Gokyo, Cho La pass, Kala Patthar, and Everest Base Camp. It is one of the most scenic treks in Nepal you can imagine.

Main Attractions of the Everest Base Camp trek with Cho La pass

  • A scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.
  • A trek into the wilderness of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Get a glimpse of the culture of this region in places like Namche Bazaar and Phakding,
  • The ascent of Gokyo Ri and a mesmeric sunrise from there.
  • A visit to the highest freshwater lake system in the world- Gokyo Lakes.
  • Beautiful panoramic views from the enthralling Cho La pass.
  • Visit for glorious views of mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse etc. from Kala Patthar.

If you want to see Everest but you do not have enough time or can't walk for long days, we have  Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The helicopter will land at different places to explore the Everest region.  

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Cho-La Pass Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport
  • Picking you up at the airport
  • Get to the hotel where you will spend the night
  • Roam around the streets of Thamel
  • Prepare for the trek

When will reach Tribhuvan International Airport, one of Sublime Trail representatives will be there to pick you with your name in our signboard. You will then be taken to the hotel where you will stay during your days in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a city rich in culture and you will find various historical and cultural sites. You can go around the city if you aren’t tired and you have enough time. Else you can freshen up, go to a cafe to have your lunch/dinner, enjoy live music or rest. Our crew may then give you a tour briefing.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Expected Temperature: (3.1 - 27.2) °C
Elevation: 1345 m

DAY 02: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Tour briefing and gathering
  • Flight to Lukla
  • Reach Lukla and trek to Phakding
  • Rest at a tea house in Phakding

You will have your breakfast and head towards the airport to reach Lukla, the gateway to Everest. The flight takes 35 minutes and you may enjoy beautiful sceneries including mountains from your flight and land on Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. Lukla is known for its notorious weather shift, and flight to/from Lukla will be postponed in such extreme cases. With your group of partners (if any), guides and porter(s), you will then head towards Phakding. You will descend towards Dudh Koshi river and walk through a village Ghat. After 3-4 hours of trekking, you will reach Phakding, where you will have dinner and stay overnight. This is the first night leaving your comfort and sleeping in a basic tea house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-1.7 - 19.6) °C
Elevation: 2610 m
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours approx.

[If the flight to Lukla gets delayed due to bad weather or other technical issues and you want to get there at your scheduled time, you can book a helicopter with an extra 500 USD per person]


DAY 03: Trek to Namche Bazar
  • Breakfast at Phakding
  • Trek towards Namche Bazar
  • Lunch at Monjo village
  • Walk steeper uphill trek
  • You get to see the view of Mt. Everest and adjacent mountains
  • Reach Namche Bazaar

Your today’s destination will be Namche Bazar. To reach there you will walk uphill, cross Dudh Koshi river over a suspension bridge, reach Monjo, enter the Sagarmatha National Park and walk towards Namche. After a total of 6-7 hours of trek, you will reach Namche, a trade hub for people living in villages of Himalaya where you may see Yaks and porters carrying tons of goods towards Himalayan villages.

You will have your lunch at Monjo, and have dinner and rest at a tea house in Namche. You will get views of Mt. Kusum-Kanguru, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse etc. You may also get a slight glimpse of Everest. After Monjo, you will need a permit of Sagarmatha National Park. You will climb the steep stairs to get to Namche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-7.9 -  16) °C
Elevation: 3440 m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.


DAY 04: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
  • Roam around the town, buys the stuff you want
  • Hike up to Everest view hotel, you may get a beautiful glimpse of sunrise and sunsets over mountains or rest and roam around
  • Rest during the afternoon at the guesthouse

In places higher than 3000m, you are at risk of altitude sickness. Before climbing any further, you are required to spend the first night in the same elevation and ascend the next day. This way your body gets some time to adapt with increasing altitude and decreasing oxygen level.

Today you can go to various places or rest as a part of acclimatization. You can go to Everest View Hotel walking steep uphill for a few hours, which is only 3962 meters high or to headquarters of Sagarmatha National park where you may capture beautiful sunrise/sunset over the mountains. This day is also a great opportunity to explore the culture of people residing in the region. You can also visit Tenzing Hillary School in  Khumjung. Ultimately, you will return to Namche for dinner and rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-7.9 -  16) °C
Elevation: 3440 m


DAY 05: Trek to Dhole
  • Walk through Pine forests of Kyangjuma and trek uphill towards Mongla Hill
  • Follow Cho Oyu mountain at a distance and Cholatse on the right-hand side

From Namche Bazaar, you will walk upstream of Dudh Koshi river. The area will be covered with Sherpas living in small houses and small monasteries. You may see mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse. You will also see a hamlet of Kyangjuma. You will follow Cho Oyu Mountain and it will be thrilling to walk narrow trails along pine forests to reach Dhole. You will have dinner and stay at Dhole.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (- 13.9 - 14.6) °C
Elevation: 4200 m
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours approx.


DAY 06: Trek to Machhermo
  • Pass through oak and pine forests to reach Machhermo

You will have breakfast at Dole and you towards Machhermo. You will see lots of oak and pine forests along the way. You will get to see peaks of like Taboche, Cholatse, Cho Oyu and Everest along the way The total trekking will take you about 5 hours and you will reach Machhermo. You will have gained almost 300 meters in altitude. You will rest at a tea house in Machhermo after having dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected temperature : (-15.9 - 12.1) °C
Elevation: 4470 m
Trek Duration:  4-5 hours approx.


DAY 07: Trek to Gokyo Village and lakes
  • Walk through the rocky trails to get to beautiful Gokyo village
  • Walk on the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Enjoy the beautiful views of Mountains
  • Explore the Gokyo lakes and village

Your today’s destination will be beautiful Gokyo village and lakes. This day you will ascend a steady uphill, which will take about 5 hours. First, we will get to the first lake which we will get to after a few monasteries. We will walk on the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier to get to Gokyo 2nd and 3rd Lakes. You can go around Gokyo villages, explore the beauty of lakes and view mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. You will rest in a tea house in Gokyo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-17.1 - 12.5) °C
Elevation: 4790 m
Trek Duration:  4-5 hours approx.

DAY 08: Hike of Gokyo Ri, Trek to Fifth Lake as Part of the Acclimatization
  • Early Morning hike to Gokyo RI to have a mesmerizing panoramic view of the Himalayas
  • Trek to the fifth lake of Gokyo

This will be the second day during your trek which you will spend as acclimatization. You can either get to the top of Gokyo Ri (5260) from where you can catch a glimpse of beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas or you can roam around Gokyo village and rest.  From Gokyo Ri, you can catch an astounding view of the mountains and glaciers. If time allows and you aren’t tired, you can as well go to the Fifth lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Excepted Temperature: (-17.1 - 12.5) °C
Elevation: 4790 m


DAY 09: Trek to Thagnak via Gokyo village
  • Catch the great view of Mt. Cholatse along the way
  • Walk down the rocky terrain  above the glaciers to get to Thangnak

Today you will leave the village of Gokyo along with its lakes and head towards Thangnak. You will continue walking over the rocky terrain which is actually the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier. You will get amazing views Mt. Cholatse. The moraine makes it a bit difficult to walk. Though it is not an uphill climbing, you will have to walk slowly and carefully since the path is a very irregular and rocky terrain.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Excepted Temperature: (-16.1 -13.2) °C
Elevation: 4770 m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.


DAY 10: Thagnak to Cho-La Pass (5429 m) to Dzongla
  • Walk towards Cho La pass on a steep and rocky trail
  • Ascend through crevasses, scree and boulders
  • Steep descend towards the valley of Dzongla
  • View beautiful landscapes

Today you will walk towards Cho-La pass, one of the three high passes of the region. You will have to walk carefully since the path is rocky, steep and a bit difficult. Today’s trek may be a bit challenging and will require you to be fully alert since you will be walking through crevasses, scree and boulders. You will get to see beautiful landscapes covered in snow. After getting to the top of the pass you will get a beautiful view of Mt. Cholatse, Lobuche, Ama Dablam. Then you will proceed to reach Dzongla, from where you will see those mountains’ full sight. You will stay at a tea house in Dzongla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-17.8 - 11.4) °C
Elevation: 4830 m
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours approx.


DAY 11: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche
  • Descend from Dzongla
  • Enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan range
  • Cross a bridge, trek through a graveled trail
  • Reach Lobuche for the hike to Everest Base Camp

Your two destinations, Gokyo lakes and Cho-La pass are now behind you and now you will head toward your final destination, Everest Base Camp. You will descend from Dzongla, cross a bridge and view beautiful landscapes and mountains. This day requires your caution too but today’s trek will be shorter than yesterday’s. So, you will have time to stroll around to explore the villages and culture or rest. You will spend your night at Lobuche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-18.3 - 11.7) °C
Elevation: 4910 m
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours approx.


DAY 12: Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) and back to Gorak Shep
  • Leave Lobuche and head towards the foot of Everest
  • Reach Gorak Shep where you will return later after getting to Base Camp
  • Have your lunch at Gorak Shep
  • View the amazing Khumbu Icefall
  • Long descend on a downward slope
  • Catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and other peaks
  • Reach Everest Base Camp and return to Gorak Shep to stay overnight

Lobuche to Gorak Shep trek won’t be long, steep, or intense but you’ll have gained a considerable amount of altitude till this day so you will have to take care of yourself against altitude sickness and look for signs. After walking for about 3 hours you will reach Gorak Shep, our today’s station. Then we will trek towards Everest Base camp and our path is a dry frozen lakebed. It is a gentle uphill climbing then a gentle long descend.

After reaching Everest Base Camp, you may see the peak of Everest peeking behind Lhotse and Khumbutse and they both may seem to us to be taller than Everest itself. You can find piles of stones, prayer flags and few banners stating the height of the base camp. To view the majestic view of Everest, you will have to go to Kala Patthar which is tomorrow’s destination. You will return to Gorak Shep and spend your night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-19.6 - 10.8) °C
Elevation: 5140 m
Trek Duration:  7-8 hours approx.


DAY 13: Hiking to Kala Patthar (5555 meters) and trek down to Periche
  • Get towards Kala Patthar (5555m), the highest altitude of our whole trek
  • Early morning uphill trek to view sunrise over majestic Everest
  • Get the best view of Everest and its adjacent peaks and Khumbu icefall
  • Trek back to Gorak Shep and have lunch
  • Descend to Pheriche and spend the night at a tea house

After 2-3 hours of strenuous uphill trek, you will reach Kala Patthar and it will be worth all the effort once you get the mind-blowing view of Everest, Khumbu Glacier and other peaks.

It will be the limit of how far you can go without mountaineering kits. You can wake up early and trek to Kala Patthar to catch a glimpse of sunrise over Everest. You can also get an amazing view of Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and many other peaks. After you collect the mesmerizing views into your memory, you can now head toward Pheriche. You will get to Gorak Shep first where you will have your lunch and continue your trek to reach Pheriche.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-14.2 - 14.1) °C
Elevation: 4210 m
Trek Duration:  6-7 hours approx.

DAY 14: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
  • Descend to Namche from Pheriche while exploring the new route
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayas along the way
  • Possibilities to see musk deer Himalayan giant Thar and Snow leopard

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-7.9 -  16) °C
Elevation: 3440 m
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours approx.


We will descend to through Khumbu Khola and Sherpa settlements. Finally, we reach the spot from where we will return the same route we came. We will move towards Namche. We may see Rhododendron and oak trees, birds and animals. We will see prayer flags and greenery will start to appear as you move forward. As we bid farewell to the mountains slowly we will see the same beautiful landscapes, markets and yaks as you arrive Namche.


DAY 15: Trek Back to Lukla airport from Namche
  • Walk down the rocky terrains to book a flight to Kathmandu
  • You can visit the School and the hospital established by Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Relieve yourself from the fatigue of the long journey of trekking

Today will be the last day you will spend during this trek in the lap of Himalayas. You can look back to the days you spent here exploring Gokyo Lakes, Cho-La Pass, Everest Base Camp and everything else this trek offered you.

The oxygen level will have increased considerably and altitude is comparably low. Looking back you will see the same mountains you witnessed so closely glimmering in snow, the feeling you will get will be incomparable. You will have your dinner and rest to let away your exhaustion from the earlier days.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-2.8- 18.7) °C
Elevation: 2860 m
Trek Duration:  6 hours approx.


DAY 16: Flight to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner
  • Catch a flight to Kathmandu
  • You can roam around and explore Thamel
  • Chill in the restaurants, spa and bars
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner which is offered by Sublime Trails Pvt. Ltd.

You will return to Kathmandu through a flight taking 35 minutes. You can have your last glimpse of Everest region as an aerial view. You will land in Kathmandu and go to the hotel where you spent your first night. You can either go around for activities like shopping, live music, exotic food, safari, rafting etc or you can rest in your hotel room. In the evening, you will be provided a farewell dinner by the Sublime crew in a traditional restaurant. You will also get to see a wonderful cultural dance.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Expected Temperature: (3.1 - 27.2) °C
Elevation: 1345 m

DAY 17: Farewell
  • Transferring you to the local airport and bidding you farewell

You will return to your homeland today, taking with you your memories of these 17 days. You will have conquered your fear, felt joy, expanded your limits and seen astounding beauty Everest region has to offer. We will have taken any measures to make your trip worth your visit and we will be more than happy to continue providing you with our service if you plan to return Nepal for new adventures or if you want to extend your visit.

Meals: Breakfast (Veg/Non-veg)

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  • All the airport pick up and drove.
  • Kathmandu hotel for 3 nights around 3-star category.
  • Lodge accommodation, Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trekking in Himalaya.
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla and return to Kathmandu.
  • Well experienced guide, assistance guide and porter for the trekking.
  • National park entrance fees, Times card fee.
  • Necessary Paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department.
  • All the Necessary insurance for the sublime crews.
  • All the Necessary Bus, car and jeep Service for the trip.
  • Sublime First Aid kit carried by our Guide
  • Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after trip completion 
  • Salary, foods, and accommodation for sublime crews.
  • Emergency evacuation assistance service but the Helicopter or necessary transport and Hospital cost should be paid by clients them shelf or insurance company.
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and Drinking water during the trip.
  • All the chocolate and dessert items and sweet items.
  • Your Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tipping for the sublime crews.

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28 Jun, 2019 - 12 Jul, 2019 Available $1540 USD

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Cho-La Pass Reviews

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Ram was extremely caring, friendly and patient. He would go the extra mile to ensure that you are comfortable and safe. We had 2 great treks with him ans cant wait to go back again!

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