Cho La Pass Trek and EBC Via Gokyo - 13 Days

Cho La Pass Gokyo

Cho La Pass Trek and EBC via Gokyo take you to Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp through an alternative route. Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek via Cho La Pass itinerary follows the route to Lobuche via Cho La pass. The challenging trek to Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lakes is undoubtedly one of the finest treks in Nepal.

Gokyo Cho La pass Everest Base Camp Trek offers amazing views of jagged mountains including Everest and pristine Gokyo Lakes. Reach Everest Base Camp, cross one of the high passes, visit Kala Patthar, climb Gokyo Ri and cross Nogzumba Glacier in less than two weeks by taking this EBC Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek.

Walk through lush rhododendron forests, explore Sherpa villages and experience the local lifestyle. En-route to EBC via Gokyo you share the trail with Yaks and legions of trekkers.

Cho La Pass route will test your endurance and determination but reward you with awesome views. Enjoy sunrise over the mighty Everest from Kala Patthar. Climb Gokyo Ri and marvel at the spectacular views of Gokyo Lakes and mighty peaks.

Cho La Pass Trek & EBC Via Gokyo Route

Cho La Pass Trek and EBC via Gokyo starts with a flight to Lukla Airport from Kathmandu. Enjoy incredible views of the Himalayas.

From Lukla, you will trek to Phakding crossing a suspension bridge and exploring beautiful villages. You spend 2 nights in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

The trail continues to Dole, Machermo and on the 6th day, you will arrive in Gokyo village. Hike to Gokyo Ri to admire splendid views of towering peaks and Khumbu region. Trek to Thagnak and head to Lobuche via Cho La pass.

The route further continues to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp. The itinerary of Cho La Pass Trek takes you to Kala Patthar to savour close-up views of Everest and surrounding peaks.

After enjoying blissful moments in Kala Patthar, descend to Pheriche. From Periche, enjoy a pleasant hike to Namche Bazaar and retrace your steps back to Lukla to catch a flight to Kathmandu.

Cho La Pass Trek & EBC Via Gokyo Difficulty

Cho La Pass Trek and EBC via Gokyo is a moderate to difficult trek, suitable for experienced trekkers.

The trek demands walking for 3-4 hours on a normal day. On a challenging day you must trek for 7-8 hours.

The highest elevation is 5,550m at Kala Patthar. If you are looking for a challenging trek, we highly recommend this trek.

Cho La Pass Trek & EBC Via Gokyo Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight, 3-4 hours (8 km) trek

Day 2
Day 2

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10.5 km) trek

Day 3
Day 3

At Namche Bazaar: 1st Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,286ft)

Day 4
Day 4

Trek to Dole (4,038m/13,245ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (11.5 km) trek

Day 5
Day 5

Trek to Macchermo (4,470m/14,665ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours (5.3 km) trek

Day 6
Day 6

Trek to Gokyo (4,790m/15,715ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours (7 km) trek

Day 7
Day 7

Hike to Gokyo Ri Climb (5,360m/17,585ft)
Trek to Thaknak (4,680m/15,351ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (9 km) trek

Day 8
Day 8

Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft) via Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,778ft)
Walking distance: 8-9 hours (14 km) trek

Day 9
Day 9

Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft)
Visit Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek

Day 10
Day 10

Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,209ft)
Trek to Pheriche (4,240m/13,911ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (12 km) trek

Day 11
Day 11

Trek to Namche (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (19 km) trek

Day 12
Day 12

Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (18.5 km) trek

Day 13
Day 13

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight

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Cho La Pass Trek and EBC Via Gokyo

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • 5550m/18,209ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 1-12

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