Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 02
  • Trip Type: Lodge Trekking
  • Trek Start & End: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: March-June | Aug - Dece
  • Trek's Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max Elevation: 5,545m | 18,193ft


  • Lifetime good experience flying to Lukla Adventurous Airport
  • Trek into Sagarmaha National Park
  • Explore Sherpa village and old Buddhist monastery day
  • Hike to Syanboche for amazing mountain views
  • Naturally beautiful Gokyo Lake Visit the 4th, 5th 6th lakes
  • Climb to Gokyo Ri to see the four 8,000m peaks
  • Best view of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyo
  • Trek to High pass Cho La 5,420m/17782ft and awesome view
  • Visit to Everest Base Camp at 5364m/17,598ft
  • Climb Kalapathar 5,545m/18,193ft for the best view of Everest

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.


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Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic flight of 35 mins to Lukla with panorama views of mountains, on reaching  Lukla with its unique airstrip start the trek towards Phakding on a good trail through traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of snowcapped peaks after a good walk of 4 hours reaching Phakding for overnight stop in a nice lodge by the bank of Dudh Kosi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,640m | 8,690ft

The morning walk continues following the river upstream most of the way, crossing a few bridges over Dudh Kosi River and villages of Bhenkar and Monjo to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here leading to Jorsalle village for lunch, and then walk for a few hours to the last bridge leading with steep uphill climb for few hours to Namche Bazaar, Namche with many facilities good stores, shops, restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office and banks.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft

A perfect spot for a rest day and acclimatization before heading higher area, at Namche one can relax or take a short hike to Everest View Hotel which takes almost 2 hours, or walk up to the top of Namche for better views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks, visit of interesting museum.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft

From here to the Gokyo area,  the walk is easy to Kyangima near Shanasa, around chances of seeing some wildlife colorful Danphe pheasant (Impeyan Pheasant) National bird of Nepal and musk deer, sometimes Himalayan Thar (mountain goat). From here our route diverts towards the north with a climb to Mong Ridge at 3,973 meters. After Mong walk descends with a series of switchbacks to Dudh Kosi at Phortse Thanghka, from here uphill to Dole, through rhododendron forest then gives way to juniper and conifers trees.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,200 m | 13,210ft

After Dole, walk on a level trail for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325 m and to Luza at 4,390m; then skirt around the ridge line looking at Machherma village, below on a small valley, and then reach Machherma for lunch and overnight stop, afternoon free for acclimatization and short hike for views of Mt. Cho Oyo 8,210m and all the mountains flanking Ngozumba Glacier.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,410 m | 14,620ft

The morning walk leads to Gokyo Lake following a scenic trail to Pangka 4,545m, then climbing a rocky path into ablation valley reaching the first lake and then the second lake, and finally to the third lake called Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake. At the bank of the lake a summer settlement of Gokyo at 4,790 meters, after lunch a short walk around the lake with a view of Mt. Cho Oyo world’s 06th highest, and Gyachung Kang which reflects on emerald Gokyo Lake.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,790 m | 15,155 feet

Today is fully rest and explore day in Gokyo, you can visit  4th, 5th, 6th lakes you will enjoy very much visit all of tose lakes in Gokyo.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,790 m | 15,155 feet

Morning hike to Gokyo Ri 5,357m for sweeping views of the world’s highest peaks from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and to the east rises Mt. Makalu. After a wonderful time on top of Gokyo Ri descends back to Gokyo for lunch with a short walk to Thaknak, located beneath Ngozumba Glacier and Cholatse Peak, The rest of the afternoon is free at leisure preparation for Cho-la pass crossing.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,830 m | 15,847

The walk starts before dawn with a long climb to Cho-la pass or Tsho –la as the climb leads over a rocky moraine, in snow conditions will be a tough job to find the right trail, and walk on the rubble of the moraine to reach the top of the pass at 5,367 m, hidden by Cholatse, Nirekha and Taboche peaks, after a hard climb descend to a small valley at Dzong-la for overnight stop. 

  • Meals: B L D
  • Altitude: 4,860 m | 15,944ft

After a wonderful night at Dzongla, a morning walk with an uphill climb leading to a pleasant path near Thugla (Dugla) on the junction of Pheriche, Dingboche Cho-la pass, and Lobuche trails. From here few hours of good walk to Lobuche for an overnight stop.

  • Altitude: 4,931 m | 16,177 feet

The morning walk leads towards our destination of this fantastic adventure to Everest Base Camp, starting with a gentle uphill climb for a few hours, and then a short steep climb near to Gorakshep walking on glacier, and moraine to reach Gorakshep with few lodges, located beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar as walk continues towards east for few hours to Everest Base Camp overlooking Khumbu glacier and Khumbu Ice Fall. After a great time and feeling high beneath the world's highest mountain retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight an halt.

    Early morning hike to the top of Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, the highest point of this adventure as the walk leads up for a few hours offering tremendous views of surrounding snow-capped mountains as far to the horizon including Mt. Everest at close distance and beneath the towering lofty peak of Pumori. After a great time return to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue the walk to Pheriche via Thugla, from here descend to a flat windy valley, and after a pleasant walk reach Pheriche for an overnight stop.

    • Meals: B L D
    • Altitude: 4,240 m | 13,911ft

    The return journey is easier on losing altitude every few hours, walking downhill with a few short ups to Pangboche and then reaching a bridge over Imjatse River, from here into a forested area with a few hours climb to beautiful Thyangboche Monastery with a panorama of mountains including Mt. Everest and Amadablam peaks. At Thyangboche visit the famous monastery an interesting detour around monastery premises with views of mountains.

    • Meals: B L D
    • Altitude: 3,867m | 12,644 feet

    The morning walk descends to Imjatse River and then a steep climb for an hour to Sanasa with a gradual path with short ups and downs to Namche Bazaar, after a short rest at Namche with a lunch break head downhill to Dudh Kosi River and then on a gradual trail with few short up to reach at Monjo village near Sagarmatha National Park main entrance gate for an overnight stop before Lukla. 

    • Meals: B L D
    • Altitude: 2,860m

    Morning walk on the pleasant path most of the way reaching Phakding from here retracing the walk back to Lukla with the last climb for an hour, on reaching Lukla celebration with fellow trekkers and staff.

    • Meals: B L D

    From Lukla morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu with fantastic views of mountains from the plane on landing at Kathmandu airport, our staff transfers you back to a hotel around the Thamel area with the rest of the day free at leisure.

    • Meals: Breakfast
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    Cost Details

    • Private transportation from your hotel to domestic airport departure
    • Trekking route National Park permit
    • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu by air including airport taxes
    • Trekking equipment: Sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag
    • Lodge accommodation along the trek
    • Trek meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner 3 times a day
    • Experience trek guide including his daily wages and insurance
    • One porter for 2 trekkers, including his daily wages and insurance
    • General first aid medicine
    • Domestic airport pickup by private vehicle
    • Nepal visa
    • Hotel and food in Kathmandu
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Personal daily expenses all drinks: alcoholic or nonalcoholic, chocolate, cookies, hot shower, and electricity item charge
    • Personal travel insurance (top requirement)
    • Tipping (end of the trek)

    Dates & Prices

    Departure note

    Group join trip departure dates are all guaranteed, and a private trek is organized any time of date in the year as per your comfortable holiday for your tour departure date contact us.


    Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
    26 Feb, 2024 - 12 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$1555Confirm