About Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek
The dream came true for us to reach Everest Base Camp through the Gokyo Lake Cho La Pass trek itinerary which is one of the most popular high-altitude snow pass routes with the fruitful natural beautiful of "Gokyo Lake" and surrounded by the spectacular mountain panorama adventure in the Khumbu region where Nepal Spirit Adventure’s expert guides meet you with high class of standard full board services inclusive clean lodges, hygienic meals and quality trek equipment.
Gokyo Cho La Pass trek is a popular trekking route in the Khumbu region it’s led by the challenging Cho La Pass 5,420m (17,782ft), it requires physical fitness, and normally trekkers select the route first to reach Everest Base Camp and return Zongla then prepare the pass and arrives Gokyo Lake which way is quite easier from Gokyoside, this route is also popular for Everest 3 high passesand Renjo La Pass.
The trekking equipment is a very important thing (checklist) before starting this adventure from Kathmandu, we are providing a down sleeping bag, down jacket, and company duffel, if you wish to use your personal trip equipment better bring it from your country. This trip is an adventure of a lifetime experience with great service and guidance by the best trekking company "Nepal Spirit" that you throughout the trek for your safety and friendly company, offering vast knowledge of the area including culture, religion flora, and fauna about the Sherpa Highlander life-style. The Gokyo Lake situated at (4,790m/15,715ft), it’s truly naturally beautiful, there are several lakes and the fifth lake is a more attractive lake for tourists.
The major highlight of this trek, Climb up to Gokyo Peak is a 5,357 m (17,575 ft) high peak in the Khumbu. It is located on the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the largest glacier in Nepal. The peak of Gokyo Ri is a small hamlet of a few stone houses and one of the highest settlements in the world. From the summit of Gokyo Ri, it is possible to see four 8,000m peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyo including other Himalayan panorama. It's worth climbing this peak without peak climbing equipment.
On the trek route, after the Namche Bazaar, you will be surrounded by marvelous views of worlds high mountains Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Mt. Everest (8,848m/ 29,028ft) Mt. Lhotse (8,516m/24,940ft), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m/25772ft), Pumori (7161m/25,772ft), Amadablam (6,812m/22,480ft), Kangtenga (6,782m/22,380ft), Tharmarserku (6,623m/21,855ft), Kwangde (6,011m/19,837ft), Kusum Khanguru (6,373m/21,030ft), holy mountain Khumbi-la (5,761m/19,012ft) extending to world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463m/27,766ft) with Island Peak-Imjatse (6,160m/20,328ft), Lobuje Peak (6,119m/20,192ft), Pokhalde (5,806m/19,159ft) and many other adjoining unnamed peaks in the comfort of the nice cozy lodge and Sherpa hospitality that this adventure has offers us.
Besides high mountain scenery and Sherpa culture, you will be walking into lovely forested areas of rhododendrons, pines, and fir tree lines from alpine to arctic temperature zone of barren landscapes. We start the trek with an exciting short flight to Lukla (approximately 35 minutes). Then your journey begins walk to Phakding and the famous Namche Bazaar with wonderful views of snowcapped peaks and then towards scenic Gokyo Lake surrounded by mountains and then cross Cho-la pass to reach Everest Base Camp at 5,364m.
At base camp standing beneath the world's highest peaks certainly makes you feel high with excitement, adventure continues with a climb of Kalapathar the highest spot of the adventure at 5,545 meters offering a superb panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest within mere distance. You will have a delightful exploration at the Everest Base Camp then trek continuing downhill to Namche bazaar passing Pheriche, Pangboche, Tengboche which is the top highlight point entire this itinerary, Tengboche offers a magnificent closer view of the Himalayan and old monastery is a famous spiritual in Buddhist religion.
From Namche we again trek downhill to Jorsalle, Phakding through Sagarmath National Park and arrive at Lukla then next day we will sweeping flight to Kathmandu after a remarkable time in the high mountains with great services of Nepal Spirit Adventure including its friendly staff and guide.