Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •  Group size: 2+
  •  Best Seasons: Spring, Autumn

Trip Introduction

The Gokyo Cho La Pass trek is a perfect mixture of exciting endeavors like the passage to the Base Camp of the mighty Everest, the chance to cross the challenging Cho La Pass and the opportunity to glare on the azure blue mystique and beauty of the glistening Gokyo Lakes. This trek has emerged as a popular choice amongst trekkers with a good physical fitness and the interest to explore the wilderness of the Everest region of Nepal.

 

The Gokyo Cho La Pass trek started off from Lukla and passes through the villages like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, EBC and the challenging yet thrilling Cho La Pass. The trek also covers the passage through the Everest Base Camp (5364m) and the Kala Patthar (5545m). dramatic Himalayan panorama of Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, and Everest, complemented by exploring the lifestyle of the ethnic Sherpas, amalgamated with visits to monasteries and gompas, makes this a perfect all in one package, recommend highly to all kinds of thrill seekers.

 

Another added attraction of the Gokyo Cho La Pass trek is the passage through the village of Gokyo and the climb up the peak of Gokyo Ri. The Gokyo region is filled with the perfect, glistening Gokyo lakes, showcasing their azure blue beauty to anyone who wishes to visit. The story and the legend of the Yeti, amalgamated by the exquisite flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park, is certainly an alluring factor that has made a huge number of external tourists visit the Gokyo Cho La Pass trekking trial in the past few years.

 

With a proper acclimatization and perfectly formulated itinerary that covered the highlights of the Khumbu region, take part in the Gokyo Cho La Pass trek with Bomjan Treks and Expedition. Explore breathtaking mountain scenery, topographical diversity and cultural tolerance in Nepal, with this wonderful trekking journey.

Day 01:Kathmandu airport to Hotel

From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel room. In the afternoon we will invite you to our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Sagarmatha National Park Permits and TIMS.

Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing

After having breakfast you will do some sightseeing which includes Pashupatinath Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath.

Day 03:Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Enjoy the most scenic 30minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. As you reach Lukla start the Everest Base Camp Trek to Phakding via Chaurikharka and Chheplung. Overnight at Phakding (2640m).

Day 04:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3435m)

Early in the morning after having breakfast trek to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3435m) via joyful village Monju, Banker and Jorasalle. From the trail slightly goes two and half hour uphill to Namche Bazaar through Rhododendron and pine forest. You can see the first glance of Everest Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and gate way of Everest base camp Trek.

Day 05:Today you will acclimatize at Namche Bazaar.

Today you may have rest or hike uphill to the village of Khunde and Khumjung. Khumjung is the largest village of Khumbu region. After having lunch you will hike back to Namche Bazaar.

Day 06:Trek from Namche to Phortse (3680m)

First part of the trail slightly goes uphill to Namche Bazaar and turn to Phortse Thanga via Khumjung, Dudhkoshi Valley. The trail is zigzag and alone the trail some time you will see mountain goats, Himalayan Thar and other birds of Khumbu Himalaya Overnight at tea house.

Day 07:Trek from Phortse Thangna to Mochermo (4470m)

The trail passes through the middle of forest and offers the magnificent vista of Cho Oyu (8201m) other snowy peak of Khumbu Himalaya Overnight at teahouse.

Day 08:Trek to Gokyo Lake via Ngozumpa glacier.

The whole trail is zigzag. The mountain vista seen from the Gokyo region is captivating. Further two hours climb to Gokyo RI (95350m); a small peak above the lake offers the spectacular panorama of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Cholatse.

Day 09:Explore the Gokyo Lake.

You can trek to Gokyo Peak which start early in the morning. The summit offers the extravagant vista of Cho You, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. While climbing down you can enjoy the view of Gokyo Lake. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 10:Trek from Gokyo to Dzongla (5330m).

Initially walk downhill to reach Thangna village and have tea or coffee. The trail here from here goes directly to Cho La Pass at (5414m). Cross Cho La and walk down hill to Dzongla village. Today might be the difficult day in trekking. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 11:Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4990m).

After having morning breakfast you will start your trek to Lobuche. On the way you can witness Dzongla Lake, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 12:Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m).

Following the rocky moraine path and watching icy glacial pond and icebergs below the Khumbu glacier a short downhill walk after the last rocky moraine dunes bring us to Gorakshep. Gorakshep is located below Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt Pumori.

Day 13:Trek from Gorakshep to Pheruche (4250m)

Early in the morning climb Kala Patthar and enjoy the spectacular view of sun rising. From Kala Patthar one can see Mt Everest, Mt Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbtse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku along with many other. Climb downhill have lunch and trek to Pheruche. Pheruche is a small town where all the facilities of communication are available. Here we can find Himalayan Presque Association Aid.

Day 14:Trek from Pheruche to Tengboche (3890m)

Crossing villages, Buddhists monasteries, bridges and some waterfall, today we will trek to Tengboche (3890m). Overnight at Tea house.

Day 15:Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3535m)

First part of the trail directly goes through Rhododendron forest and pine forest to Fungethaga. The trail slightly goes uphill to Namche via Trashinga and Sanasa village. Great view of the Khumbu Himalaya from village of Sanasa

Day 16:Trek from Namche to Lukla (2850m)

The trail steeply goes down through Rhododendron and Pine forest to Jorsale it will take about two hour and another 5 hour walk to Lukla via  Monju, banker, Phakding, Ghats khola, Chaurikharka, Chheplung and arrival in Lukla and overnight at Guest house.

Day 17:Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Early morning joyful flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer your Hotel. During the day you will have rest after long journey in the Khumbu Himalaya and Evening fare well dinner with Nepali Family.

Day 18:Departure for your onward flight.

Day 01:Kathmandu airport to Hotel

From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel room. In the afternoon we will invite you to our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Sagarmatha National Park Permits and TIMS.

Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing

After having breakfast you will do some sightseeing which includes Pashupatinath Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath.

Day 03:Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Enjoy the most scenic 30minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. As you reach Lukla start the Everest Base Camp Trek to Phakding via Chaurikharka and Chheplung. Overnight at Phakding (2640m).

Day 04:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3435m)

Early in the morning after having breakfast trek to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3435m) via joyful village Monju, Banker and Jorasalle. From the trail slightly goes two and half hour uphill to Namche Bazaar through Rhododendron and pine forest. You can see the first glance of Everest Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and gate way of Everest base camp Trek.

Day 05:Today you will acclimatize at Namche Bazaar.

Today you may have rest or hike uphill to the village of Khunde and Khumjung. Khumjung is the largest village of Khumbu region. After having lunch you will hike back to Namche Bazaar.

Day 06:Trek from Namche to Phortse (3680m)

First part of the trail slightly goes uphill to Namche Bazaar and turn to Phortse Thanga via Khumjung, Dudhkoshi Valley. The trail is zigzag and alone the trail some time you will see mountain goats, Himalayan Thar and other birds of Khumbu Himalaya Overnight at tea house.

Day 07:Trek from Phortse Thangna to Mochermo (4470m)

The trail passes through the middle of forest and offers the magnificent vista of Cho Oyu (8201m) other snowy peak of Khumbu Himalaya Overnight at teahouse.

Day 08:Trek to Gokyo Lake via Ngozumpa glacier.

The whole trail is zigzag. The mountain vista seen from the Gokyo region is captivating. Further two hours climb to Gokyo RI (95350m); a small peak above the lake offers the spectacular panorama of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Cholatse.

Day 09:Explore the Gokyo Lake.

You can trek to Gokyo Peak which start early in the morning. The summit offers the extravagant vista of Cho You, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. While climbing down you can enjoy the view of Gokyo Lake. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 10:Trek from Gokyo to Dzongla (5330m).

Initially walk downhill to reach Thangna village and have tea or coffee. The trail here from here goes directly to Cho La Pass at (5414m). Cross Cho La and walk down hill to Dzongla village. Today might be the difficult day in trekking. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 11:Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4990m).

After having morning breakfast you will start your trek to Lobuche. On the way you can witness Dzongla Lake, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 12:Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5180m).

Following the rocky moraine path and watching icy glacial pond and icebergs below the Khumbu glacier a short downhill walk after the last rocky moraine dunes bring us to Gorakshep. Gorakshep is located below Kala Patthar (5545m) and Mt Pumori.

Day 13:Trek from Gorakshep to Pheruche (4250m)

Early in the morning climb Kala Patthar and enjoy the spectacular view of sun rising. From Kala Patthar one can see Mt Everest, Mt Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbtse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku along with many other. Climb downhill have lunch and trek to Pheruche. Pheruche is a small town where all the facilities of communication are available. Here we can find Himalayan Presque Association Aid.

Day 14:Trek from Pheruche to Tengboche (3890m)

Crossing villages, Buddhists monasteries, bridges and some waterfall, today we will trek to Tengboche (3890m). Overnight at Tea house.

Day 15:Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3535m)

First part of the trail directly goes through Rhododendron forest and pine forest to Fungethaga. The trail slightly goes uphill to Namche via Trashinga and Sanasa village. Great view of the Khumbu Himalaya from village of Sanasa

Day 16:Trek from Namche to Lukla (2850m)

The trail steeply goes down through Rhododendron and Pine forest to Jorsale it will take about two hour and another 5 hour walk to Lukla via  Monju, banker, Phakding, Ghats khola, Chaurikharka, Chheplung and arrival in Lukla and overnight at Guest house.

Day 17:Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Early morning joyful flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer your Hotel. During the day you will have rest after long journey in the Khumbu Himalaya and Evening fare well dinner with Nepali Family.

Day 18:Departure for your onward flight.

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by private car/van/ Minibus / Bus to catch Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu Flight .
  • Kathmandu to Lukla /Lukla to Kathmandu both way flight ticket (both way flight cost per person $ 280)
  • Trekking guide both way flgiht ticket as mentioned in itinerary
  • Trekking porter /sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.(two person will get one trekking sherpa/ porter)
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS)
  • Sagarmatha National park permit
  • Kathmandu domestic airport pick up and transfer to hotel as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kathmandu valley guided sightseeeing tour as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with private vehicle as mentioned in itineary
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary
  • Overland transportation

Not Included in the Cost

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal –  approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed

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