Gokyo Cho La Pass with Everest Base Camp Trek is a combo of excitement meeting tranquility as the beautiful Gokyo Valley & the Gokyo Lake's pristine azure water gives you a sense of relief & calm accompanied by the majestic beauty of divine Everest.
Apart from Everest, it gives you the best views of world’s best eight-thousanders, a few to mention such as Mount Lhotse (8516 m), Mount Makalu (8463 m), Mount Cho Oyo (8201 m) and more keeping you fascinated and awed by the feeling of standing at the Everest Base Camp with these big mountains glowing in front of your eyes.
This journey kickstarts as a classical trail setting off from Kathmandu with a half an hour trans - Himalayan flight to Lukla and a hike to Namche Bazaar , Tengboche, Debouche, Lubuje with a stopovers at every point giving a plenty opportunity to rejuvenate exploring beautiful monasteries, passing by the beautiful meadows, pine and rhododendron forest and hospitality of the generous Sherpa’s.
Finally reaching the Khumbu region gives you a sight of beautiful Khumbu ice fall & stretch up to Gorekshep - to reach our first stop Kala Patthar, and first destination - Everest Base Camp to enjoy the view of the world highest mountain along with Ama Dablam (6812 m), Nuptse (7861 m), Lingtren (6714 m), Pumori (7161 m), Thamserku (6623 m).
From here starts the next phase of our trek to the Cho La Pass - also referred as the Everest Circuit Trek - which is very challenging and adventurous. Following the same route as we came, we march forward to Gokyo leading to Chola La Pass (5420 m) accompanied by occasional views of Cholatse (6440 m), while upon reaching the destination banging up with magnificent view of Cholatse, Baruntse, Nangpai Gosum (7350 m), Pasang Lhamo, Numbur and the beautiful pristine Cho La lake.
The most fascinating part of the Gokyo Chola Pass trek is that you get an opportunity to submit the Gokyo Peak (5483 meters), so if want to conquest the entire Gokyo region, please give us the opportunity to serve you. Also, you can try Renjo La Pass, Kong Ma Pass, Mera peak, Gokyo Valley, Island Peak trek or others from the variety of package options at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT).
Lastly, for those who want to enjoy the spectacular views of snowcapped peaks and dense forest covered with wildflowers; also in need of a bit quality adventure - definitely this trek is the choice to fulfill your needs.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m & 4428 feet)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2651 m & 8700 feet): 8 km, 3 - 4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3438 m & 11280 feet): 11 km, 5 - 6 hours trek
Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3440 m & 11284 feet)
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3680 m & 12073 feet): 6 km, 5-6 hours
Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4470 m & 14663 feet): 10 km, 4-5 hours
Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4800 m & 15744 feet): 7 km, 4-5 hours
Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to 5th Lake: 6-7 hours
Day 10: Gokyo to Thagnak (4750 m & 15580 feet): 4 km, 4 - 5 hours
Day 11: Thagnak to Cho La pass (5367m & 17604 feet) to Dzongla (15, 939 ft.): 7 km, 7 - 8 hours
Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m & 16207 feet): 6 km, 2 - 3 hours
Day 13: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m & 16961 feet) - visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m & 17594 feet): 13 km, 6-7 hours
Day 14: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m &18192 feet) to Pherice (4288 m & 14070 feet): 16 km, 7-8 hours
Day 15: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar: 20 km, 6 - 7 hours
Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800 m & 9186 feet): 19 km, 6 - 7 hours
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 18: Final departure