Gokyo Cho la Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek is a standout amongst the most daring trekking Route of the Everest region. You will encounter the strong Himalayan Range through pleasant towns, delightful scenes, various cultures, and old religious communities. No other trek can offer these. In addition, this trek takes you to various and brilliant spots of the well-known Khumbu Region that will give extremely beautiful recollections for a whole lifetime.
Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Chola Pass begins from mountain flight to Lukla. From the bank of Dudhkoshi, the civilization on remoteness influenced by Buddhist culture show you the way. Peace with the scenic beauty of the Everest region makes each moment meaningful.
The glacier lakes Gokyo 1st (4661m /15,292ft), Gokyo 2nd (4720m /15485ft), and Gokyo 3rd (4750m /15584ft) with greenish-blue color surrounded by White Mountain have enormous beauty. Ascending and descending trial follows challenging off the beaten road, grandly makes you an adventurous trekker.
The crevices before reaching Cho la Pass (5,367m / 17,604ft), holds the most challenging route of the entire trek. The majestic view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Cholatse soar, Lobuche and Baruntse from the peak point of Chola Pass fulfills your thirst for Himalayan beauty.
In short, the Gokyo lake Cho la Pass trek includes Khumbu region exploration with Gokyo lakes, Chola pass, Everest base camp, Kalapather, various Sherpa villages, monasteries, mani walls, and Chorten. The panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Cholatse soar, Lobuche and Baruntse, Kongma La pass, Cholaste peak, Lobuche peak, Mt. Lhoste, Mt. Nuptse, Island peak, Mt Makalu, Baruntse, glacier lakes, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Pokalde peak from a different destination is most amazing.
The critical life on extreme climatic conditions, facility on such a difficult landscape shows more humanity, less business.
Mission summit treks and expeditions provide you the best guidance for a successful trek. The arrangement of trips, accommodation, food, and time management goes unquestionable. The best services with a reasonable price, friendliness in your comfort zone are our primary roles.
- The world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848m above mean sea level)
- Combination of Nature beauty and Sherpa culture.
- Can see other peaks Lhotse, Ch Oyo and Makalu higher than 8,000m from Trail.
- Explore Sherpa village Khumjung Namche and
- Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Red Panda, and Himalayan Monal
- monastery ( Porste and Khumjung)
- Gokyo lake and other lakes
- Amazing view from Chola pass and peak Gokyo Ri
- Everest Base camp
Cho la Pass + than Everest Base Camp ( EBC) Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: World heritage sightseeing. Trek preparation.
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla (2886m/9,437 ft). Trek to Banker (2698m /8,822 ft.), 5 hours
Day 04 : Trek to Namche (3450m./11,249 ft.), 6 hours
Day 05 : Trek to Khumjung (3789m) via Sengboche hill, 3 hours
Day 06 : Trek to Dole village (4040m/13,211 ft), 6 hours
Day 07 : Trek to Machhermo village (4150m/13,571 ft), 4 hours
Day 08 : Trek to Gokyo village (4750m/15,533 ft), 5 hours
Day 09 : Gokyo valley and glacier lakes excursion day !
Day 10 : Trek to Thagnak (4661m / 15,241 ft), 5 hours
Day 11 : Dzongla (4830m/15,794 ft) via Cho La Pass (5330m/17,429 ft), 6 hours
Day 12 : Trek to Lobuche (4930m/16,121 ft), 4 hours
Day 13 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,540 ft) , 7 hours
Day 14 : Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,132 ft). Descend to Pheriche (4243m.), 9 hours
Day 15 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/12,249 ft), 5 hours
Day 16 : Trek to to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 ft.), 6 hours
Day 17 : Scenic mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 18 : Final departure from Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp + Then Chola Pass trek
Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel (1,350m).
Day 2 : Fly to Lukla (2,804m) & trek to Phakding (2,640m) Duration: 4-5 hours.
Day 3 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283), Duration: 6 hours
Day 4 : Acclimatization Day – Hike to Everest View Hotel (3,962m/12995ft), Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Day 5 : Namche to Tengboche (3860m/12660ft), Duration: 5 hours
Day 6 : Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m/14464ft), Duration: 5 hours
Day 7 : Acclimatization Day- Hike to Nagarjun hill and return: 4 to 5 hours
Day 8 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m/16105ft): 5 hours
Day 9 : Trek to Gorak shep (5,180m) trek to EBC & overnight stay at Gorekshep Duration: 7-8 hours.
Day 10 : Hike to Kalapatthar (5,550m) at sunrise & trek to Dzongla (4830m) Duration: 7-9 hours.
Day 11 : Trek to Thagnak (4661m) via Chola pass Duration: 5-6 hours
Day 12 : Trek to Gokyo village (4750m) 5 hours
Day 13: Gokyo valley and glacier lakes excursion day !
Day 14: Trek to Dole village (4040m), 7 hours
Day 15 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/12,249 ft), 5 hours
Day 16 : Trek to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 ft.), 6 hours
Day 17 : Scenic mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 18 : Final departure from Kathmandu.
- Airport pickup and drop by private car/Van/Bus
- Two night **star Category accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed n breakfast
- Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Kathmandu
- Three meals a (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
- All accommodations during the trek. (Toilet will be outside from your room)
- All necessary paper works Everest National park entry permit
- Trekking information management system (Tims) permit
- A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking trained, government license holder guide With all his salary, food, drinks and insurance.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- All government taxes and office expenses.
- Trekking route map
- Domestic Airport tax
- sleeping Bag, Filling water bottle & Water purification tablet
Price doesn't Include:
- Nepal entry visa fee $40
- International airfare/Your Travel insurance
- Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu
- Mineral water/bottles drinks/Sweets things during the trek.
- Hot shower/Battery charge /WI-FI for the camera during the trek
- Tips for guide.
Gokyo lake Cho la pass trek is an adventurous trek in the Khumbu region Nepal. It offers an exploration of Gokyo lakes (Gokyo 1st – Longpunga Lake, Gokyo 2nd Taujung lake and Gokyo 3rd, Gokyo lake), Gokyo Ri, Cho La pass, Everest base camp and Kalapather, the hidden treasure of the Everest region.
Total 17 nights 18 days long trip, Gokyo Cho la pass comprises 3 nights 4 days in Kathmandu (arrival day, Kathmandu day tour – 2nd day and second last day after returning from Lukla and last day – departure day). Rest of the 14 nights and 14 days will be in trekking sites, Khumbu region.
The difficulty range of Gokyo Cho la pass trek is high, as you have to face extreme temperature, rocky off roads, snow-covered crevices, and a windy atmosphere. Although the weather and landscape remain challenging, the services of accommodation on such a high elevation remains much supportive. You will not spend any night in tents. All days and nights will be facilitated with good food and warm rooms for night stay.
Brief information regarding services available in trekking sites are:
Tea houses with clean rooms and good food are available. The attached bathroom is found up to Namche Bazaar. Above Namche Bazaar, the bathroom will be a bit far from room. You will get a twin sharing room.
Varieties of food items are available. Generally, Nepali food, Chinese food, and Indian food are common. In Breakfast, you will commonly have tea, coffee, bread, egg items, porridge, pasta, curry, fruits, etc in the menu. Similarly Nepali thali (rice, lentil, curry, pickles and pappad), momo. Chowmein, pasta, pizza, etc is found for Lunch and dinner. We suggest you eat veg items to maintain your health.
Soft drinks including tea, coffee, milkshake, cane juice and hot lemon. Don’t think about taking hard drinks before completing the trek. You will be unable to walk at high altitude in case you drink hard drinks.
You can charge your gadget in the dining hall of tea houses. Your bedroom will not be facilitated for charging gadgets. Even you should pay around 5 $ for charging each gadget. Some tea house may charge per hour of charging.
You will get the facility of a hot shower in all tea house but have to pay around 5$ extra.
The mobile tower is available in EBC and places below Tanbuche.
WI-FI is available in all tea houses. You should buy data card for using WI-FI.
A private car or taxi will be available to reach the hotel from the airport and vice–versa. We will reach Lukla on a mountain flight from Kathmandu and do the same while returning as well. From Lukla, the entire trek is done on foot. In case any emergency arises we may do a Helicopter tour or return back in Heli as an option.
You can come to Nepal on a tourist visa. If there comes any difficulties, you can take visa in Tribhuvan International airport. For the Gokyo Cho La pass trek you should take a visa of 1 month because 15 days visa will be insufficient.
General Clothing recommended
- Warm jacket – down jacket,
- Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
- Long-sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
- Thermal underwear.
- Hat, a pair of gloves and a scarf.
- Comfortable hiking trousers. (loose fitting)
- Shorts and trousers, or a skirt.
- 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks.
- 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks.
- Proper hiking boots.
- Running shoes and flip-flops.
- 2-3 T-shirts.
- Water bottle.
This is a kind of illness that is caused by ascent to high altitudes. The symptoms will occur within 6 to 24 hours of achieving a high altitude. Altitude sickness is fatal and can result in death if not treated in time. You need to stay alert to any of the symptoms that occur.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Upset stomach
- Feeling unsteady
- Shortness of breath
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty sleeping
An effective measure to recover from early AMS
If you happen to notice any of the symptoms, follow the guideline mentioned below-
- Do not climb any higher for the next 48 hours
- Descend to a lower altitude if possible
- Take complete rest until you feel well
- Do not exercise
- Do not smoke
- Drink plenty of water
- Take external oxygen supply if necessary
- Take anti-sickness medicines
If you see no improvement in your health within 48 hours, you will have to be immediately deported to the city for medical support.
There is no way to train your body prior to trekking so as to adapt to the high altitude. Some ways in which you can prevent it are as follows:
- Take plenty of rest
- Ascend slowly and gradually as you reach higher
- keep yourself hydrated
- Eat high-calorie food
- Do not smoke, drink or consume tranquilizing medicines
Permits of Gokyo Chola pass trek
Sagarmatha National park permit and Pasang Lamu Rular Muncipility entrance fee are required permits.
During times of emergencies like acute altitude sickness or a natural calamity, you might have to be immediately deported in a helicopter. The cost of such deportation is covered by health insurance that needs to be purchased before you start the trek.
- Solo trekking with private guide and porter.
- Trekking with the only Guide.
- Trekking with Guide and porter.
- Trekking in Group with guide & Porter
- You have to send us your passport copy to book a flight to Lukla.
- You must have an increase which is cover evacuation.
- We use the mountain Flight so sometimes it may be canceled due to bad weather. In such condition, we will change your plan for next day.
- You will not get the luxury hotel in the trail. So you have to adjust whatever you get but we promise you that we will prioritize you a clean room.
- Please carry your valuable think with you don’t put in potter bag.
- Before taking the photographs you should take the permission
- Avoid bargaining.
The maximum elevation we have to reach is 54260 meter/ 17783 feet of a Cho La pass and 5545 meters/ 18193 feet on Kalapather. You don’t have to be worried with high elevation because we will do acclimatization in Namche and Gokyo Lake.
Comparatively, Cho La pass trek is quite tough trail then other classic treks cause of crossing the high elevation, glacier, slippery ice path and rocky trail. You should be fit and fine both mentally and physically, then it’s gone to be nothing regarding to difficulties.
Actually, we have 18 days plan with including trekking and tour. But if you want then you can also customize your trip according to your holidays. If you are fit then you can also do Cho La Pass in 15 Days. But in general all trekking companies has 13-15 days trekking plan excluding Kathmandu tour.
Yes, we highly recommend to do some minor hike before the Cho la pass trek. So that it would be easy for you to understand about the trek which makes you mentally fit. And the other reason is, we are going to do trekking at high altitude. So if you have a trekking experience then it will be not that much difficult than doing trekking for the first time.
Yes, you can do a private trek with your own Guide and potters. Private trek is quite good because you can customize the trip as per your requirement. Normally private trek is for thus trekkers who don’t have a time to join another group or if they have their own group.
In Kathmandu we have a nice room with the Breakfast but on trek we will have basic room even bathroom will be outside. We promise you that we will provide you neat and clean room in Mountain. In mountain, a room will be with bed only and even for charging the gadget you will have to go into the dining hall and have to pay a certain amount.
Yes, you will get the charging and shower facilities in every hotel. But it is not free because the hotel has to pay a very high amount for use of electricity. The charging cost depends on area. In low altitude the cost is around 2-3 USD for per gadget, but in high altitude you should pay around 3-5 USD per hours. In case of Shower, hotel use gas shower and cost per shower is 5-7 USD. The gas brought by hotel is from the city so the transportation cost is high. Therefore we have to pay a certain amount for Shower and Charging.
Yes, we can see the amazing view of Mount Everest from Cho La pass. Not only from Cho la pass, we can see the mount Everest from Sangbuche, Tangbuche and from Kalapather as well.
The day of Cho la pass is quite tough day, then other days. You have to wake up around 3:30 AM and start to climb from 4:00 AM with head lamps. The weather will be very cold on that day so you have to prepare very well because your porter will take your bag ahead than you, so you have to keep gloves, warm wool hat, water bottle, some chocolate and sun cream with you.
No, all trekkers will not get altitude sickness during Cho La pass trek. Only few trekkers may get the altitude sickness. If you drink water, sleep and acclimatize properly, then you can do the trek very easily. If you suffer from high altitude, then please don’t climb up. You should come back to low altitude and acclimatize your body by resting for a day or more. If you get better then climb to high altitude again. But when condition does not become well, please follow the guide instruction otherwise your body condition may turns to worse.
The process of trip booking is not tough, you just have to choose your trip date and tell to us about your desire of trekking. We will arrange you all things required for booking. But you have to book the trip one month earlier cause of Lukla Flight. To confirm the booking you have to send 20% of the total cost in advance, passport and insurance copy.
The payment mode is bank transfer and western union for advance payment and the rest of the amount can be paid for us in cash on arrival.