Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek Via Cho La Pass - 14 Days

Gokyo Lake Sagarmatha National Park

Trip Overview

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek Via Cho La Pass falls under the category of challenging treks that lead you to notable landmarks in Everest region like Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri, Cho La Pass, Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar.

The incredible sight of Everest and surrounding peaks and picturesque Gokyo Lakes from Gokyo Ri at 5,360m is one of the major highlights of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek. If you want to reach Everest Base Camp, cross one of the high passes, visit Kala Patthar, climb Gokyo Ri and walk through Ngozumba Glacier in just 2 weeks, we present you Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek Via Cho La Pass.

Traverse lush rhododendron forests, cross high suspension bridges and rest at tea houses owned by local people. Trek to Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp to test your endurance and challenge yourself for an exhilarating adventure. Immerse yourself in Sherpa culture and watch the sunrise over the mighty Everest from Kala Patthar.

Crossing Cho La Pass (5,330m) could be a daunting task, but the view is worth it. You will climb Gokyo Ri and marvel at the spectacular views it has to offer. At the end of the day, eat delicious local food and share stories with other trekkers.

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek Via Cho La Pass Route

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek Via Cho La Pass starts with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, you will officially start the trek, heading to Phakding.

Explore beautiful pine forests, cross a suspension bridge and walk past Jorsale village to reach Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is where you will spend another day acclimatizing.

The trail continues to Dole, Machermo and on the sixth day, you will arrive in Gokyo village. Hike to Gokyo Ri and admire splendid views of towering peaks. Gokyo Ri at 5,360m offers breathtaking views of 4 highest peaks in Nepal- Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.

Further, trek to Gorak Shep and visit the iconic Everest Base Camp. The Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp itinerary entails hike to Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is the vantage point to admire the close-up views of Everest and other peaks. After spending a beautiful moment in Kala Patthar, you will head to Pheriche and descend to Namche Bazaar. Further, you will retrace your steps to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek Via Cho La Pass Difficulty

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek Via Cho La Pass 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 5550m at Kala Patthar. If you are looking for a challenging trek, we highly recommend this trip.

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek Via Cho La Pass Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

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

Day 2
Day 2

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (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 Dzongla (4,840m/15,876ft) via Cho La Pass (5,420m/17,778ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (6 km) trek

Day 9
Day 9

Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,109ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours (8 km) trek

Day 10
Day 10

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 11
Day 11

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

Day 12
Day 12

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

Day 13
Day 13

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

Day 14
Day 14

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

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Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek Via Cho La Pass

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • 5,550m/18,209ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 1-12

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