EBC Trek with Gokyo and Cho La Pass offers you the best of the Everest region. Those who wish to add more adventure to the EBC trek must tread to Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass. Those who rise to the challenge of EBC and Gokyo Trek get to bask in the awe-inspiring Himalayan beauty.
Trek to the base camp of the highest mountain on Earth, Everest. Watch a mesmerizing sunrise over Everest from the vantage point of Kala Patthar.
Cross the challenging Cho La Pass and bask in the marvelous view of mountains like Ama Dablam, Baruntse, and others from the top of Cho La Pass. Stand on the shore and soak in the beauty of pristine and shimmering Gokyo Lakes which are the world’s highest freshwater lakes. Also, Gokyo Lakes are of religious importance for Hindus and Buddhists.
Visit the largest monastery in the Khumbu region, Tengboche which also offers astounding views of Ama Dablam. Get an insight into the unique Sherpa culture and tradition which share similarities with Tibetan Buddhism.
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EBC Trek with Gokyo and Cho La Pass Route
EBC Trek with Gokyo and Cho La La Pass Itinerary includes EBC Trek and Cho La Pass crossing and starts and ends in Kathmandu. Begin your journey with a scenic flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding village, on the bank of Dudh Koshi River.
Walk past pine forest and cross several suspension bridges on your way to Namche Bazaar. Explore the Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar on your acclimatization day.
Relax in the restaurants, cafes, and bakeries; alternatively, go on a hike the Everest View Hotel overlooking Everest and neighboring mountains.
Walk past rhododendron and pine forest on your way to Tengboche. Also, visit the ancient Tengboche Monastery which offers the stunning view of Mount Ama Dablam.
Hike to the Sherpa village of Dingboche and spend your second acclimatization day of EBC and Gokyo Cho La Pass trek at this village. Go on a hike to the Nagarjun Hill which offers 360-degree view of the Himalayas.
Trek to Gorak Shep via Lobuche and walk to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. If you do EBC Trek in the climbing season you will see colorful tents of the mountaineers preparing for the climb. A breathtaking sunrise over Everest from the viewpoint of Kala Patthar will leave an everlasting impact.
Day 10 of your Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek will be challenging as you will be traversing Cho La Pass. Make a nontechnical ascend to the top of Cho La Pass and enjoy the enthralling view. Descend by walking on rugged terrain to the Sherpa village of Thaknak.
Trek past pristine turquoise blue Gokyo Lakes on your way to Gokyo. Moreover, hike to the famous Gokyo Ri which offers exhilarating panoramic views of towering mountains and stunning Gokyo Lakes.
You will be trekking back to Namche Bazaar and Lukla. On the following day, you will be flying back to Kathmandu with memories of a lifetime.
EBC Trek with Gokyo and Cho La Pass Difficulty
Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo lakes and Cho La Pass is a moderate to difficult trek.
You will gain a maximum height of 5,550m at Kala Patthar. Your maximum walking duration is 8 hours and minimum 3 hours. On average, you will be trekking for 7 hours.
It is a challenging trek so you need to be reasonably fit. Novice, as well as experienced trekkers can do EBC Trek with Gokyo and Cho La Pass. No technical skills are required.
EBC Trek with Gokyo and Cho La Pass Itinerary
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
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10.5 km) trek
At Namche Bazaar: 1st Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,286ft)
Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,661ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10 km) trek
Trek to Dingboche (4,410m/14,469ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (11 km) trek
At Dingboche - 2nd Acclimatization Day (4,410m/14,469ft)
Hike to Nagarjun Hill (5,100m)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours (4.5 km) trek
Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (8 km) trek
Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m/16,864ft)
Visit to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek
Hike to Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,209ft)
Trek to Dzongla (4,840m/15,876ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (12 km) trek
Trek to Thaknak (4,680m/15,351ft) via Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,778ft)
Walking distance: 7-8 hours (6 km) trek
Trek to Gokyo (4,790m/15,715ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours (4 km) trek
Trek to Machhermo (4,470m/14,662ft)
Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,360m/17,585ft)
Walking distance:5 -6 hours (7 km) trek
Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (16 km) trek
Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (18.5 km) trek
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight