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Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek

19 days

Trip Highlights

One of the major highlights of the Gokyo Cho La Pass and EBC trek is the stunning Gokyo Lakes. Located in the Gokyo Valley, these six turquoise lakes are situated at an altitude of over 4,700 meters (15,400 feet).

Crossing the Cho La Pass is a challenging yet exhilarating part of the trek. Located at an elevation of 5,420 meters (17,782 feet), it is a high mountain pass that connects the Gokyo Valley with the Khumbu Valley, leading towards Everest Base Camp. The sense of achievement and the stunning vistas make crossing the Cho La Pass a memorable experience.

The ultimate highlight of the Gokyo Cho La Pass and EBC trek is reaching Everest Base Camp itself. This iconic destination lies at an altitude of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet) and serves as the starting point for mountaineers attempting to summit Mount Everest.

Trip Facts

Region Everest
Max Elevation 5545m
Mode of trek Teahouse
Best Season
Spring and Autumn

Trip Overview

‘To walk in the nature is to witness thousand miracles’
Witness the breathtaking panoramic view of the khumbu mountain range, glaciers, Gokyo Lake and wild flora and fauna. The trek that encompasses all the usual sights such as Namche Bazar, Tengboche Monastery, Everest Base Camp and probably the two best viewpoints, Kalapathhar and Gokya Ri. Walk through the delighted Sherpa villages, deep valley, Himalaya River and experience world famous Sherpa culture and their warm hospitality. Gokyo Cho La Pass with Everest Base Camp(5545m) is a very challenging trek which gives you plenty of rewards including the exploration of the khumbu valley,around Gokyo Lake and Everest base camp.
Your every penny spent for the Gokyo Chola Pass EBC trek would be worth while upon mesmerizing journey with us. We can also do Cho la pass via Everest base camp. Safty is our first priority. Our aim to provide you the best trekking expeditions with full safety measures. Our experienced and highly skilled trekking personnel would make your trip a memory tale of your life. You would definitely feel proud to share for generations to come.For the safe and wilderness adventure activity presented with an impeccable hospitality in the most competitive rates and quality service choose Mountain Hawk Trek and make your trek the mesmerizing holiday in Nepal. We provide you the best itinerary at a reasonable cost where you will be able to enjoy and the memory of the trip will last forever. Our cost covers all the expenses you make from the first day of the trip. The best time to visit the gokyo valley is during the spring and autumn season.


Cho La Pass Trek Map and Elevation Chart

Cho La Pass Trek Itinerary Outline

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1317meters). Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 – Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 – Fly to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2800 meters) from Kathmandu, trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 04 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3480 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05 – Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 06 – Trek to Dole ( 4130 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 07 – Trek to Mochermo (4470 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 08 – Trek to Gokyo (4770 meters) 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 09 – Hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360 meters) early in the morning then Back to Gokyo 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 10 – Trek to Thannak (4700 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 11 – Trek to corrssing over Cho-La ( 5322 meters) then trek down to Dzongla. (4800 meters). 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 12 – Trek to Lobuche (4930meters) 3hour. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 13 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5300 meters) then back to Gorak Shep. 8 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 14 – Hike up to Kalapattar (5555 meters) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4200 meters). 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 15 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3480 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 16 – Trek to Lukla (2795 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 17 – Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18 – Leisure day in Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.

Day 19 – Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Dear Trekkers, In our commitment to providing personalized service, please note that the  Cho La pass Trek’s itinerary and cost can be customized to suit your preferences and requirements. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are flexible to accommodate changes for an optimal trekking experience.

Feel free to discuss your expectations and preferences with our team, and we will tailor the itinerary and cost accordingly. We are dedicated to ensuring your Chola Pass tyrekking is not only breathtaking but also perfectly aligned with your aspirations.

Important Notice: Lukla Flight Details and Itinerary Impact

Dear Traveler, We wish to update you on Lukla flight details that may impact your itinerary. During peak seasons (March, April, May, October, and November), flights to Lukla will operate from Ramechhap/Manthali, approximately a 5 to 6-hour drive from Kathmandu. Conversely, in non-peak seasons (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December), flights are from Kathmandu. Please note that the airline determines flight operations based on traveler volume each month. Flight decisions are beyond our control.

Lukla flights are subject to delays or cancellations due to adverse weather, airport congestion, runway conditions, and topographical challenges. For Everest region treks, we recommend allocating an extra one or two days in your schedule to account for potential flight disruptions. This precaution ensures timely boarding of your pre-planned international flight. Thank you for your understanding and preparedness.

Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included (4 nights) .
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
  • Stander meal Lunch , Dinner, and Breakfast and Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, required number of porters ( 1 porter between 2pax), their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
  • Shagarmatha National park permit, TIMS card and all necessary permits.
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu- Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Surface Transfer from Kathmandu.
  • We provide Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag(which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge, vat.
  • Official expense :

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, hot and cold drinks, laundry and hot shower.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Dear guest, should you require additional accommodation in Kathmandu, we are pleased to offer the following rates: US$60 per person per night for a single room and US$35 per person per night for a double (twin sharing) room, both inclusive of breakfast.

Why you’ll love Cho La Pass trek?

Being one of the world’s great classic treks, it becomes a great challenge to reach Gokyo Ri.

You’ll be accompanied by an experienced guide who’ll not only give you support but also introduce you rich Sherpa culture.

Get the beautiful glimpses of green hills and valleys on the included flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and the panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges later on the trek.

Enjoy your time with small group in teahouses sharing your experience where our potters will be taking care of you.

Is Cho La pass trek  right for you?

There are 15 days of serious trekking on this trip and youll be trekking up to 6-8 hours a day at altitude over 5000m at times. So, it is essential to be physically and mentally fit.

The lodges that we stay in during the trek may cost extra charges for electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge purposes.

All the travelers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

There is a genuine risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as this trip includes one or more overnight stays over 3500 meters.

Cho la Pass trek Equipment check list

Duffel bag ( Company provide complementary)


Down Jacket and Sleeping bag 4 season ( if you need nice and clean down jacket and sleeping bag company provide which needs to be returned after the trek)

Hiking pants

Waterproof jacket

Full – sleeves shirt

Jumper or pile jacket

T – shirts

Trekking boots (Water proof)

Camp shoes/Sandal

wool socks

Light cotton socks for under wool socks( take quite several pairs of these too. Better to carry some extra weight rather than spend the whole time washing socks)

Sun hat



Sun block for lips

Sun lotion

Goggles or sunglasses ( with spare )

Thermal Long underwear (take quite a few pairs. Although the weather may be cold one tends to sweat a lot)

windproof pants

Water bottle

Sewing kit

Medical & first aid kit

Flash light ( with spare batteries)

Personal towel

Personal toiletries and medication which should be labelled Please.

Note:- Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.

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What our clients Say?

Vladimir and Trisha Prpich Australia

Cho La high pass from EBC to Goyko third time in 2016.

February 17, 2016

We first used Mountain Hawk Trekking in 2010 when we completed a short 8 day Annapurna circuit and the Everest Base Camp Trek – see previous testimonial below.

We came back to Nepal in January 2014 and once again relied on Prem and his team at Mountain Hawk Trekking. This time Prem looked after us on two treks: Kanjing Gompa and Goyko – Goyko Ri.

Once again, his level of planning, care and attention was simply outstanding. Both treks were simply awesome. Given that it was winter with freezing temperatures overnight, Prem made sure we had additional blankets to ensure that we were warm and comfortable at night. There were days when the temperatures fell to well below freezing whilst we were trekking and to ensure we remained warm and well looked after, Prem made sure the porter trekked with us so that if needed we could raid our packs for additional supplies.

The scenery on the way to Goyko was quite simply majestic and upon reflection I believe it was a better trek than Everest Base camp. The panorama from the top of Goyko Ri is breathtaking with 360 degree views overlooking the Ngozumpa Glacier which is the longest glacier in the Himalayas.

We are planning to return for a third time in 2016 and if weather permits undertake Cho La high pass from EBC to Goyko and thus complete a loop. If you are planning to trek in Nepal, do yourself a really, really huge favour and use Mountain Hawk Trekking; we highly recommend them.

Sam and Naoko Japan

Experienced and extremely knowledgeable guide about trekking

January 24, 2009

We completed the Everest Base Camp and Cho La pass trek in December 2008 with Prem and we had an incredible time. When you have no previous serious trekking experience and no experience in Nepal, travelling with the right guide is the single most important element of your trip and we have to say we felt very lucky. Prem was friendly and flexible, yet always gave us the space we needed. He is experienced and extremely knowledgeable about trekking, mountain and Nepali culture. With him we felt safe – we believe his advice contributed a great deal in us not getting altitude sickness – and well taken care of. He for example managed to get us the best rooms in the lodges we stayed in whenever he could – so all we had to do was to focus on enjoying our trip. With his knowledge of less traveled trekking regions, including in India, as well as his experience of the most popular technical trekking peaks in Nepal, we felt that there is a lot more to discover and we will contact him for sure for our next trekking adventures. Sam & Naoko Japan

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