Everest Base Camp Cho-La Pass Gokyo Trek

5 reviewsEBC Gokyo Chola Pass Trek
Trip Fact:
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • DestinationNepal
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu and Guest houses/lodges during trekking
  • MealsHotels in Kathmandu and Guest houses/lodges during trekking
  • Trip Start/EndLukla
  • Group Size1-30 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May, September, October and November are the best months.

What to Expect:

  • Major UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Pashupatinath, Syambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Exciting mountain flight Kathmandu / Lukla.
  • Important places we visit; Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, andDingboche.
  • Unique culture and traditions of mountain people.
  • Tranquil Gokyo lake and Climbing Gokyo- Ri (5483m/17984ft)
  • Great view of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu and the fifth lake

The Everest Base Camp Gokyo Chola Pass trek is an ideal challenge for the enthusiastic outdoor lover who is seeking for something truly wild. During this trek in Nepal, the stunning and high Cho La Pass with its 5420m height, and the 19 days trek will take us through the the magnificent Gokyo Lake area and the world highest mountain Everest Base Camp.

The Everest Base Camp Gokyo Chola Pass trek is fused with eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, picturesque villages, colorful festivals and monasteries, Sherpa people, great variety of cultures and tradition, and Sagarmatha National Park with rare and endangered flora and fauna.

This amazing EBC Gokyo Chola Pass trek will take us to the thrill climbs of ChukkungRi, GokyoRi, and Kalapathar for the splendid views of the icefalls, glaciers of Mahalangur Himalayan ranges including five major peaks over 8,000m (Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Lhotse-Shar, and Makalu) and other stunning peaks. This fascinating trek of Everest Gokyo trek goes through the renowned regions including trekking points;Lukla, Phakding, vibrant Namche Bazaar, Dhole, Machhermo, and many more of the Khumbu region with the majestic views of the world highest peak on the backdrop.

This amazing scenery with fascinating culture laced up will surely provide a wild adventure to the trekkers and travelers. Trekking through the magnificent DudhKoshi River with the grand views of the biggest glacier called Ngozumpa glacier and achieving the summit of the Cho La Pass, GokyoRi,and Kalapathar will surely make one of the most blockbuster as well as adventurous trekking experience in once life.During trekking, we will cross several striking villages, tranquil monasteries, stunning landscapes, majestic waterfalls with the majestic views of the mountains.

How to Get Everest Base Camp Cho-La Pass Gokyo

This amazing Everest Base Camp Gokyo Chola Pass trek begins with an beautiful flight for Lukla from Kathmandu with the great views of green and white mountains. From Lukla, the starting point of trekking will pass several villages and high passes and finally reach to the destination. After exploration, we will return back to the Kathmandu.
The route follows the same trail as the Everest Base Camp Trek, up until Namche Bazaar. After a day of exploring this magnificent Sherpa Village we head on a different route towards Gokyo.

The trails are filled with natural beauty and charming rustic villages on the way to Machhermo. From here a one day hike brings us up to the Gokyo Lake, Nepal’s deepest lake! A relaxing day is organized to roam around the Lake and hike up to GokyoRi, a viewpoint overseeing the entire lake and its surrounding Himalayan Mountains! Having completed our first half of the trek we prepare to meet Mt. Everest and its base camp. The way there is a bit challenging, as we face the Cho La Pass at a height of 5420 meters! Obviously the views are absolutely incredible from up there, and the journey continues until reaching Lobuche where we join the trail of EBC. Just a few days of trekking takes us to Everest Base Camp, the feeling is amazing, we reached it! The next morning an even spectacular event is planned when we hike up KalaPathhar early in the morning to see a sunrise view of Mt Everest.

Taking the route of Periche to reach back to the familiar village of Namche Bazaar, allows us to enjoy some of the last up close views of the Everest region in Nepal. We follow the same trail back to Lukla and prepare for our morning flight back to K


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  • Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Our representative will pick-up you from the airport and transform you to your hotel.
  • Hotel check-in and take a few minutes rest and be fresh.
  • You can enjoy welcome drinks with our team.
  • Introduce with the trekking guide and fellow trekkers.
  • Stroll around the ThamelBazare to be familiar with the place.
  • Our representative will provide you a short brief orientation class about the further trek to Everest Gokyo with GokyoChola Pass.
  • Have a dinner with our team and stay overnight in the hotel.
  • 1400m

  • Morning breakfast and visit Kathmandu four points sightseeing.
  • Explore Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square with Master Himalayas guide.
  • Be prepared for the next day trek and put all the essentials things into your bag pack.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the same hotel.
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • We begin our journey towards the Everest Gokyo with GokyoCholaPass.
  • Take domestic flight for Lukla from the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • As you reach to the Lukla after hotel check-in and meet with the other our team and take some rest.
  • After some rest, we will begin our official trek towards Phakding, at 2652m Hight.
  • It takes around 3 to 4 hours to reach Phakdhing, you will follow the beautifulKoshi river during your trek.
  • As you reach to Phakdhing, you can enjoy stunning views of Mountain including Mt Nupla(5885m), KusumKangaru(6367m) and the Mount Kwangde Range.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house at Phakdhing.
  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2640m

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • We will trek around 5 to 6 hours to reach Namche Bazaar.
  • By following along the superb forest of Rhododendron with incredible views of the riverside.
  • Enjoy a variety of captivating serenity and scenery of blue pine forests, and some other beautiful hills during the trek.
  • Enjoy the first-hand glimpse of Mt. Everest just right next to the Nuptse-Lhotse ridge.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in Namche Bazaar. (3440m).
  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3450m

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Make short climb towards Khumjung for majestic views.
  • From Khumjung you can witness majestic mountain views including Mt. Everest, Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Kwangde.
  • Visit a localSherpa museum.
  • Trek around one and a half hour to have a wonderful Everest view and impressive sunrise views.
  • Return back and take some rest.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3450m

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Trek continue followingslightly descending and ascending trail onwards up to Mongla (4000m).
  • Continue trek steeply down passing through PhortseThanga and climbs steeply up to Dole.
  • You will continue through the beautiful forest of pine, bamboo, rhododendron and many more.
  • Walking through the bush and birch woodland decorated with hanging greeneries and lichens is really amazing.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Dole.
  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4110m

  • Morning breakfast and departure
  • Continue trek climbing up and moves up to Luza, which is situated at the elevation of 4360m.
  • You can continue trek by following the beautiful DudhKoshiriver and follow some wonderful villages and finally arrive at Machermo.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the Machermo.
  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4470m

  • Morning breakfast and departure
  • Continue trek stream down on the side of the Ngozumpa ice mass.
  • Enjoy Cho-Oyuviews at the backdrop and unimaginable mountain views together with dazzling series of turquoise blue glacial lakes.
  • Further trek steeply scales to the rough slanted into the regular melancholy by the aspect of the ice mass, passing through the heavenly lakes to arrive at Gokyo.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Gokyo.
  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4750m

  • Wake up early in the morning and hike to Gokyo Ri for Sunrise view
  • Magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Ngozumba glacier, Chho-yo, Tabuche Cholate, Makalu, Amadablam, Thamserku and other numerious peaks..
  • After exploration, we will descend down to Gokyo.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house ofGokyo.
  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4750m

  • Early morning breakfast and departure
  • Continue trek around 4 hours to Thangu, which is situated at the elevation of the 4730m.
  • On the way, you can witness beautiful landscapes, a natural scenario with the stunning views of the Everest itself, Makalu, Lhotse,and many more magnificent peaks.
  • Follow steep ascend trek to the hillside and reach to the Thangna.
  • Explore the biggest and wonderful Ngozumpa Glacier.
  • As you reach to Thangna, explore the vibrant village of Thangna.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Thangna.
  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4730m

  • Morning breakfast and departure
  • Continue trek onwards Cho La Pass, at an elevation of 5,300m
  • You can enjoy magnificent views of the mountains from the Cho La Pass.
  • Begin to climb steeply with the great Himalayas views.
  • As you achieve the top, you are compensated by the brilliant perspectives, and then we slide to the Dzong La.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Dzong La, situated at the elevation of the 4830m.
  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4830m

  • Early morning breakfast and departure
  • Continue trek to the Lobuche, situated at the elevation of the 4,910m.
  • Today the shorter trekking track will take us to Lobuche which takes about 4 hours.
  • Continue further trek by following slightly upstrail.
  • Lobuche have square measure perspectives of the Khumbu ice, Pumori and loads of littler crests from the edge.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Lobuche.
  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4910m

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek almost 2 hours to reach Gorkshep, at the altitude of 5,160m.
  • Along the way, you can enjoy Khumbu Glacier, north rim of Everest.
  • Enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Pumori, and other so many Himalayan ranges.
  • At Gorkshep, take lunch and continue several ups and down trekking trail to Everest Base Camp.
  • Trek around 4 hours to reach Everest Base Camp.
  • Enjoy the spectacular views of the Khumbu Icefall and stunning mountain; Mt. Pumori, and Khumbutsefrom the world-renowned Mt. Everest Base Camp.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight at Everest Base Camp.
  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 5357m

  • Trek early in the morning before having breakfast for impressive views from Kalapathar.
  • Ascend around 2 hours with a stunning view of Mt. Everest and Pumori to reach Kalapathar.
  • As you reach to Kalapathar, you can enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas such as; Mt Khumbutse (6,639m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), Mt Nuptse (7,864m), Mt AmaDablam (6,814m), Cholatse, Tawache,and Mt Pumori.
  • Enjoy the hilarious views of the Mt. Everest behind it.
  • See the phenomenal sunrise from the Kalapathar.
  • After exploration, trek back towards Pheriche by following Ghorkshep.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house at Pheriche.
  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3424m

  • Early morning breakfast and departure.
  • In this day, we will begin the trek towards Tengboche by following the Pangboche.
  • It takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach our destination (Namche).
  • We will follow down to the wonderful dense forest of the rhododendron, pine, bamboo, and many more floras and small settlements.
  • We can also encounter with the various rare and endanger wildlife.
  • We will make the short climb and descend to Imja river.
  • Today we will also cross over several suspension bridges on the way.
  • The further trek will take us to the Namche Bazaar by followingalong with the DudhKoshi with the magnificent views of the mountains.
  • As you reach Namche Bazar, you can stroll around the bazaar and can buy any necessary things.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Namche Bazaar
  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3450m

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Trek back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar through the rocky terrain.
  • Trek downhill alongside the DudhKoshi River.
  • Cross several beautiful suspension bridges
  • Explore the several monasteries and village and reach Lukla.
  • Enjoy the best Himalayan drinks and local wine with wonderful local foods.
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Lukla.
  • Guest house/lodges
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2800m

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Take a morning domestic flight to Kathmandu from Lukla, which takes almost 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy impressive views of white and green mountains during the flight.
  • As you reach to Kathmandu, hotel check-in.
  • Take a rest and enjoy the images which were captured during the trek.
  • Have a dinner with our team and stay overnight in the same hotel at Kathmandu.
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

  • Morning breakfast and whole day you can do rest.
  • Take a rest and enjoy the images which were captured during the trek.
  • Enjoy farewell dinner in the evening with our team for the celebration of successful completion of our journey to EverestGokyo trek with GokyoChola Pass.
  • Stay overnight in the same hotel at Kathmandu.
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

  • Morning breakfast and hotel check-out
  • Our representative will transfer you to the airport before 3 hours ofyour departure
  • Wish you a safe journey onwards to your homeland.
  • Breakfast

Cost Details


  • Airport transfer (picks up and drops )
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 4 nights ) - 3 star hotel
  • Kathmandu full day city tour - professional tour guide and private tourist car
  • Round trip flight tickets ( Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Accomodation in tea house ( in the mountain)
  • Meals (15 breakfast, 14 lunch and 14 dinner)
  • Professional trekking guide
  • Strong porter to carry your baggage
  • National Park entry permit and Khumbu rural municipality entry fee
  • First aid kit
  • Equipments for trekking staff
  • Office expences and government taxes related expences



  • Meals in Kathmandu ( lunch and dinner )
  • Travel insurance for the trek
  • Personal expenses (battery charging, hot shower)
  • Any kind of drinks ( soft and alcoholic)
  • Others expenses ( if any)

Good to Know

Difficulty of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

Trekkers often ask how difficult Everest base camp gokyo chola pass is. The difficulty of Everest base camp chola pass trek is determined by number of factors such as altitude, itinerary and routes, and the season you decide to trek the Everest base camp.

Everest base camp gokyo chola pass trek is completed around 2 weeks, so it is moderate trek in terms of trekking days. On the other hand during EBC gokyo chola pass trek, you will have to walk for 5-6 hours a day. After having your early morning breakfast you will trek around 3 hours before having lunch.

A bit of rest for a while and then you will continue your trek for further 3 hours to reach the place for night accommodation.  Thus, from trekking hour’s perspective also EBC trek is moderately difficult.

Altitude is significant factor for determining the difficulty level of the certain trek. Usually, low altitude treks are easier than the high altitude trek such as Annapurna base camp trek or Everest base camp trek. Trekking at higher altitude is very challenging and demanding. To overcome the difficulty put forwarded by altitude, you must trek at gentle pace, as well as spend enough time acclimatizing so that your body will adapt to the changing altitude.

Last but not the least, difficulty of Gokyo chola pass Everest base camp trek is also influenced by the season you are trekking in. Generally, trekking in autumn and spring is easier than trekking in monsoon and winter season.

Anyway, taking all these factors in to account, EBC gokyo lake trek is a moderate level trek in mesmerizing khumbu region.

Travel Insurance for EBC Gokyo Chola Pass trek

Travel insurance is significant for you to feel secure, regardless the trip you are under taking. And in high altitude trek like this one, you must have one of those. Travel insurance for Everest base camp gokyo chola pass comes in handy to overcome from the situations of altitude sickness, accidents, and so on that may occur during your trek.

For instance, when you are in  the worst condition of altitude sickness, and at that time if you don’t have the travel  insurance then you must pay 5000$ extra  for an immediate helicopter rescue. In addition, you might lost you bags or other items as a result of misplacement or petty theft. In such cases also travel insurance is helpful.

For these reasons, you must get a travel insurance for Everest base camp gokyo lake trekking. There are number of trekking agency that provides the facility of travel insurance. You must make sure that the provided insurance covers all these aspects.

Altitude Sickness in EBC Gokyo Lake Trek

One of the major concerns of trekkers while trekking to Everest base camp is altitude sickness. Altitude sickness in EBC is a result of low oxygen level (58%) that compels body to function abnormally, and improper acclimatization trend.
There are many forms of resulting altitude sickness during EBC Gokyo Chola Pass trekking. They are:

  • Acute mountain sickness (AMS)
  • High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)
  • High altitude cerebral edema (HACE)

These forms of altitude sickness have their distinct symptoms and preventive measures. Acute mountain sickness is comparatively mild while HAPE HACE are extreme form of altitude sickness. HAPE and HACE are the condition where fluid accumulate in lungs and brain, respectively and can be fatal if left untreated immediately.

However, you can reduce the chances of altitude sickness by trekking at rather gentle pace. Plus, make sure you are giving your body enough time to adjust in the changing environment by sensible acclimatization. Moreover, you must provide your body with enough nutrients (especially carbohydrates) and minerals.

Other factors like proper medication, sanitation, and quick descent to lower altitude when you feel the symptoms of altitude sickness are significant in preventing the chance of altitude sickness.


Client Reviews

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    Dale SAustralia |February 17, 2020

    Expectational Everest Base Camp Chola pass trek with professional trekking agency, "Dream Heaven Adventure"

    This was the first and foremost trekking journey of my life and it was beyond my expectation. The beauty of Everest region left me speechless. The trip was heavenly and gave me tons of beautiful moments to cherish for life time. Thankyou Dream Heaven Adventure for arranging the lifetime trekking journey.

    I get to know about the agency from one of my friend. I am very thankful for him for introducing me such a professional trekking agency. 5 stars for customer service, and trek management. I will definitely recommend my fellow travelers to trek with dream heaven for the ultimate trekking experience.

  • Louis Haycock
    Louis HaycockSouth Africa |October 01, 2019

    Gokyo Lakes, Chola Pass, Everest Base Camp

    The Gokyo EBC trekking experience was epic and surely a once in a lifetime event. The views were spectacular. Experiencing this with dream Heaven Adventure was an excellent choice. Suman was always available for support and advice. Hupa Raj our guide, was knowledgeable and always ready with support and friendship. This made the trek very memorable.

  • Shaun Haycock
    Shaun HaycockSouth Africa |September 25, 2019

    Gokyo EBC Trek

    As a family we did the Gokyo –EBC trek. The views and hospitality of the entire tea house were absolutely amazing. The guide was very helpful and always happy to explain the surroundings. I would recommend the trek and the company to anyone! Thank you very much!

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    Sarah KleinerUnited Kingdom |July 19, 2017

    EBC Gokyo Trek and Chitwan Safari

    We used Dream Heaven Adventure for our trip to Everest Base camp and Gokyo Lake in May 2017. First, I inquired about my trek by email, they responded very quickly and I impressed with their offer. The price DHA gave me was reasonable compared with other travelers I met on the way. We had a wonderful time with them. Guide Gyan is very reliable and friendly. He helped us to find clean and comfortable loges in the mountain.

    Everything was well organized, the services was excellent. After EBC & Gokyo trip we did 3 days chitwan safari package, which makes us very happy. We had a great time in Chitwan. The accommodation in Chitwan was amazing. Our overall stay in Nepal was unbelievable! There are many tour companies in Kathmandu; if you choose Dream Heaven Adventure you will be definitely happy in your choice. Highly recommend!!!

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    Beth RigsbyUnited States |April 22, 2016

    EBC Gokyo Chola Pass

    My daughter and I did EBC Gokyo Chola pass in Nepal. We just returned yesterday. We highly recommend to Dream Heaven Adventure and team of this trekking. We enjoyed our trip very much. The man Suman was outstanding; he responded the answer of our all questions promptly. When we arrived in Kathmandu they welcomed very warmly. Our guide was Hari and porter was Prlad. They worked untiringly to get our looked-for every day. Both of them always smiling and take care to us. We are very happy with them & I can recommend highly enough them.

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