Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek - 15 Days

15 Days Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo Lake Trek
Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek - 15 Days
  • Duration15 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 5545m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Flights
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

The Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek adds a dash of extra adventure to the classic Everest Base Camp route. It allows you to cross Cho La Pass, one of the high passes in the Khumbu region, and traverse through Gokyo valley while exploring Gokyo lakes and other high-altitude lakes along the way. Let's not forget you will tour the well-known Everest Base Camp and trek to Kala Patthar, where you can take in a breathtaking mountain sunrise and a full 360-degree panorama of Mount Everest.

This particular Everest Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek in the Everest region is intended for people who want to advance their trekking skills in the Himalayas gradually. However, it is not just an adventurous trek. A unique tour in the Everest region via the Cho La Pass offers stunning vistas of mountain ranges and glaciers.

It is once-in-a-lifetime experience trekking to The Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Valley because of the alluring scenery, enormous snow-capped mountains, rushing streams, cold rivers, dense forests, beautiful valleys, picturesque villages, enormous glaciers, stunning icefalls, artistic monasteries, colorful prayer flags, ancient stupas, rich culture, and distinctive lifestyle of the locals.

The journey to the Cho La Pass and Gokyo Valley in the Everest region offers the opportunity to see the Sherpa homeland. In addition, you might encounter rare animals like Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, snow leopards, snow cocks, pheasants, and so on. Among all, the most interesting creature that is believed to be discovered here is Yeti. During this Himalayan excursion, you can glimpse the Yeti's head in one of the monasteries in the Khumjung village.

Enjoy this gorgeous, exhilarating adventure knowing that our knowledgeable, experienced porters and guides will be by your side at every turn. We at Outfitter Nepal take extraordinary measures to ensure that all of your trekking aspirations come true. Let's go through the details of our Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek 15 days for you to have a clear picture of what you're signing up for.

Exciting mountain flight to Lukla

After a quick 35-minute flight, you arrive at Lukla, the beginning point for this trek. The flight will be exhilarating and mind-blowing. Maintaining courage over that little journey takes a lot of guts; however, it would be worthwhile if the weather permits you to see magnificent snow-capped mountains from above. The flight to Lukla is one of the highlights of the expedition. What's so thrilling about this flight?

The 450 m long and 20 m wide Hilary Tenzing Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, is situated on a steep hillside slope in Lukla and has a staggering 12% grade to its runway. The airport is among the most dangerous in the world due to these alarming statistics.

Trekking through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The 15 days Everest Base Camp Cho La Gokyo trekking itinerary features a variety of climatic zones and plant life. You travel through Sagarmatha National Park, home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna. You'll embark on this wilderness adventure of hiking in one of the highest UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Sagarmatha National Park has long functioned as a refuge for species of animals and birds at risk of extinction. The Red Panda and Snow Leopard are two unusual animals in this area. Visitors take pleasure in bird watching while admiring the Himalayan environment.

Spending a day at the unique Himalayan town, Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a key rest point on the Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo route. If you wish to explore Nepal's Himalayan region and mountains, this is a fantastic stop to spend a day. Along the routes from Monjo to Namche Bazaar, one can catch the first glimpse of Everest. Namche, standing tall at 3,500 meters above sea level and situated on the side of an arch-shaped mountain, offers sweeping vistas of the Himalayan peaks from every point in the valley.

The modern Himalayan town of Namche Bazaar was formerly a significant commerce hub in the Khumbu region. It still sells everything from Tibetan souvenirs to gear for trekking and climbing. It also provides information on Sherpa culture and lifestyle and serves as a memorial to earlier mountaineering expeditions.

Visit one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery

Tengboche is one of the most important monasteries in the Khumbu region. This monastery, which used to house hundreds of monks, is the largest and oldest. This ancient monastery provides stunning views of Mount Amadablam and the neighboring Himalayas. Guru Rinpoche will bless everyone who enters this revered location, including pilgrims and tourists.

Lama Gulu built the monastery in 1961, but it was entirely destroyed by the earthquake of 1934. Later that same year, the monastery underwent restoration. But a fire in 1989 destroyed the monastery again, forcing it to be rebuilt. The Tengboche monastery still stands strong despite these catastrophes.

Reaching the Base Camp of the world's tallest mountain

What could be more exciting than getting to the base of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world? Just getting to Everest Base Camp is an enormous accomplishment in itself. Each year, thousands of trekkers travel to Everest Base Camp in anticipation of being close to the giant Mt. Everest.

Panoramic views of many Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse, Mount Pumori, Mount Baruntse, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Thamserku, etc., bless your eyes at EBC.

Kala Patthar and its panoramic mountain views

Kala Patthar is a must-see viewpoint above the Everest Base Camp, providing 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains. Most trekkers choose to hike here to view Everest's entire face. The Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo trek may seem complete with a hike to Kala Patthar early morning for the sunrise.

From Kala Patthar's vantage point, you can observe the massive peaks of Nuptse, Changtse, and Lhotse. The trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar is unquestionably worthwhile if your luck holds and the weather creates the ideal atmosphere.

Stunning Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lake

Gokyo Valley is one of the most picturesque towns in the Khumbu region. Gokyo village, amid the gorgeous Gokyo Valley, offers a serene ambiance. Even though you will see other hikers during the busiest time of year, the atmosphere is still exquisite, with high Himalayan mountains, enormous glaciers, icefalls, icy streams, and dazzling lakes.

Gokyo Lake, located at 5,000 meters, is a stunning high-altitude lake. It is captivating to observe the turquoise-colored lake encircled by snow-capped mountains against the background of the clear blue sky. Since the lake has a religious significance being the birthplace of Naag Devata (Snake God) in Hinduism, you'll find Hindu pilgrims traveling all the way to Gokyo Lake for a holy bath every year in Janai Purnima.

Closely viewing the rich culture and brave lifestyle of Sherpas

Our Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about Nepalese culture, especially the Sherpa people inhabiting the Nepalese Himalayas. During your 15-day trek to Everest, you'll walk through numerous Himalayan villages and towns, where you get to listen to the stories of real-life adventure and Sherpas' brave and scary lifestyle.

Trip Customization

The schedule mentioned above is a short 15 days trek to the Everest Base Camp, Cho La Pass, and Gokyo Valley. However, you can alter the itinerary to suit your preferences. If you have enough time on your hand and want to take it slow, you may do the hike in 16 days or more. (the prices are subject to change depending on the number of days)

If you feel comfortable carrying your own bag, we may eliminate the potter salary from the standard package.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

On the first day of the trek, you wake up early, have a quick breakfast, and fly to Lukla. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla will be your life's most exciting and memorable flight. When you arrive in Lukla, you meet the porters and start your trek toward Phakding. From Lukla, the trail ascends through thick forests alongside the Dudh Koshi River to Phakding.

  • Max. Altitude: 2610m/8563ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1260m/4133ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After a freshly-prepared warm breakfast at the teahouse in Phakding, you carry on your hike alongside the Dudh Koshi River, crossing it numerous times. The trail continues following Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to a vast array of flora and fauna. Although it can be challenging to hike up the steep path from the national park, the stunning Namche Bazar will help you forget all the discomforts you had while ascending.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 830m/2723ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today is the acclimatization day in Namche Bazar to adjust your body to the increased altitude. You can spend the day touring the surrounding area. Taking a quick hike to Khumjung village or the Everest View Hotel is an excellent option to keep your body moving. Both locations offer spectacular views of snow-covered mountains. You can also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and the Everest Photo Gallery in Namche Bazar.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 440m/1443ft
  • Elevation Loss: 440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Day 4 starts with a hike towards Tengboche while taking in the magnificent views of Mt. Kantega, Mt. Kusum Kanguru, and Mt. Thamserku. The trail drops until it reaches a river and leads to Phunki Tenga. From here, you climb through luxuriant rhododendron forests to reach Tengboche.

  • Max. Altitude: 3860m/12664ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 420m/1378ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

You spend the morning visiting Tengboche Monastery, the Khumbu region's oldest monastery. Then, start your descent hike to Imja Khola via a rhododendron forest. The walk takes you through farms and over a suspension bridge to Dingboche.

  • Max. Altitude: 4410m/14468ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 550m/1804ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Day 6 is again another acclimatization day in Dingboche. The only plan for the day is to stroll around the village and the neighborhood and enjoy the mountain views. The north face of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse ridges are all stunningly visible. You can take a little walk to Nagarjan Peak or Chhukung Valley to acclimatize.

  • Max. Altitude: 4410m/14468ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss: 675m/2214ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Up until you encounter a stupa, the trail continues to head north. You go down to Pheriche village and cross a tiny wooden bridge over a river to get to Dugla. We continue upward until you arrive at Lobuche. Beautiful views of the Himalayas, Mount Ama Dablam, Mount Tawache, and Mount Pumori welcome you to Lobuche.

  • Max. Altitude: 4910m/16109ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 500m/1641ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

You're going to hike up to the Everest Base Camp today. You make your way to Gorakshep by trekking across a rocky moraine, witnessing the views of an icy glacial pond and icebergs on the way. After a brief lunch break in Gorakshep, you proceed to the Everest Base Camp. Spend some time at the base of the world's highest mountain peak before making the nightly trek back to Gorakshep.

  • Max. Altitude: 5364m/17598ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 454m/1489ft
  • Elevation Loss: 200m/656ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today we get up early and climb to the infamous Kala Patthar (the highest point of the trek) before sunrise. When you arrive, you can see a beautiful sunrise with 360-degree views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding mountains. The magnificent view of the mountains up close from Kala Patthar is an experience of a lifetime. Afterward, you continue your journey to Zongla, where you stay for the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 5550m/18208ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 386m/1266ft
  • Elevation Loss: 720m/2361ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

You leave Zongla behind and make your way up to Cho La Pass. It is the most demanding day in the trek as you reach the high pass of the expedition, Cho La summit pass. The trail will be difficult and narrow. However, the stunning views of numerous snow-capped mountains, including Taboche, Cholatse, Baruntse, Thamserku, etc., will make it all worth it once you reach the summit. From Cho La Pass, you will drop by Thangnak and stay there overnight.

  • Max. Altitude: 5368m/17612ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 538m/1764ft
  • Elevation Loss: 703m/2305ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

You traverse through the Ngozumpa Glacier today on a sand-filled, erratic track. You continue the hike to reach the lovely village of Gokyo. Gokyo has developed into a Himalayan resort without the crowds, at least in the cozy lodges with sunrooms, breathtaking views, good meals, and toasty stoves. You'll enjoy a delicious local dinner and stay the night in Gokyo.

  • Max. Altitude: 4750m/15583ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 85m/279ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

You set out on a hike to Gokyo Ri this morning at an early hour. You climb a challenging trail to get to Gokyo Ri, directly above the Gokyo hamlet. When you reach the top, the astonishing Himalayas are visible all around you. You walk to Machhermo later in the day to spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 5357m/17575ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 600m/1968ft
  • Elevation Loss: 567m/1859ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

You descend from Machhermo to Dole after breakfast. The trail continues through a magnificent rhododendron forest before descending to Phortse Tenga. You will descend to Kyanjoma from here after ascending a steep trail. You'll reach Namche Bazar by taking a short stroll from here. Enjoy the rest of the evening with some good food and drinks in Namche Bazaar.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1030m/3379ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

You trek back from Namche Bazaar along the same route to Lukla. The trail will primarily gradually drop through dense forests. To get to Lukla from Phakding, you must ascend a path through a forest.

  • Max. Altitude: 2840m/9318ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 600m/1969ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today is the final day of your 15-day Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek. You return to Kathmandu this morning on an early-morning flight. The trip back to Kathmandu will be brief and beautiful. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you are free to rest and explore the city for the rest of the day.

*Note – Due to high air traffic caused by peak season, Lukla's flights are conducted from Ramechhap Airport instead of Kathmandu in October and November. Manthali Airport in Ramechhap is 123 km and a 4-hour drive from Kathmandu city.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1450m/4757ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
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Trip MapDay to day route map and altitude graph
Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek - 15 Days map
Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Domestic flight transit (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) along with airport taxes
  • All necessary documentation, such as National Park entry and TIMS permits.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the hike
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while on the trek, including hot tea or coffee in the morning
  • Porters and a skilled, amiable guide who speaks English well (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • The guide and porter's wages, food, drinks, stay, transportation, and insurance
  • Emergency helicopter service for rescue if necessary; paid by your travel insurance
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, and duffle bag (to be returned after the journey)
What's not Included
  • Fee for entry visa to Nepal (you may issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu)
  • Travel insurance (which is mandatory)
  • International airfare and airport-to-hotel transfers
  • Kathmandu's accommodations and meals
  • All personal expenses, including snacks and drinks
  • Telephone, hot shower, laundry, and internet fees while on the trek
  • Tips for the potter and guide
  • Anything that's not listed in the included section
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Starts:WEDNESDAYMAY 29, 2024
Ends:WEDNESDAYJUN 12, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$1230
Starts:FRIDAYMAY 31, 2024
Ends:FRIDAYJUN 14, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$1230
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  • Single folks are encouraged to join the trek; however, they must share a room in a remote mountain lodge because there aren't many lodging options.
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Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

EBC Chola Pass Maximum Altitude

The Everest region is high in Nepal's northern territory, bordering China. The Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo trek takes you through the Sagarmatha National Park, whose elevation ranges from 2,845 meters to 8,848 meters, the summit of the world's highest peak, Mt. Everest.

However, the highest point on the Everest Chola Pass Gokyo Trek is 5,545 meters (18,192 feet) above sea level at Kala Patthar, which serves as the most epic Himalayan viewpoint.

EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek Difficulty Level

You cross Cho La Pass via Everest Base Camp during the trek before reaching Gokyo villages. The Everest Base Camp Choa Pass Gokyo Trek is considered a moderately difficult excursion because you must cross the rugged Cho La Pass. However, the breathtaking view at the end makes all the effort worth it.

The trail features several ascents and descents on a rough and steep path. The pass adds just the right amount of excitement and challenge to the entire journey. The journey is also made more difficult by the high altitude. This trek requires a high level of physical fitness and health. If you are new to trekking, we recommend doing a few hikes or exercises before embarking on the pass trek.

Before beginning this excursion, you must consult with your doctor if you have a history of medical issues. Before booking this expedition, anyone with an account of severe medical conditions, such as heart or lung disease, should let your tour organizers know.

Ebc Cho La Pass Trek route Transportation

The starting and finishing point (Lukla) of the Everest region trekking journey is difficult and a long roadway from Kathmandu. As a result, you save time and energy by avoiding tiring road trips and flying to Lukla instead.

Our package includes mountain flight transportation from Kathmandu to Lukla (the starting point). It is a short 30 minutes flight full of adrenaline as the plane lands on a steep and one of the riskiest airports in the world, Hilary Tenzing Airport of Lukla.

EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek Accommodation

This 15 days Everest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek, like most high-altitude trekking destinations in Nepal, offers decent lodges and teahouses depending on elevation. Lodges are more common at lower elevations, whereas teahouses are found higher up. You can even get luxury accommodations in a few Himalayan towns like Namche Bazaar.

The teahouses offer comfortable beds with warm mattresses, pillows, blankets, cold showers, hot showers (for an additional fee), free Wi-Fi (where available), and other amenities. Rooms are typically small and shared by two people. If you are a solo traveler, we can also arrange for a separate room for you, based on availability.

When you book a trip with us, you won't have to worry about lodging. Our 15-day Everest Cho La Gokyo Trek package includes all lodging and food facilities during the trek.

Washroom and Toiletries

You can find an attached bathroom with a western toilet in the lower region of the Everest Trek. However, you must be okay with communal restrooms with Asian-style squat toilets, as private attached bathrooms aren't available or reasonable at high altitudes. For hygiene reasons, bring your own toiletries.

Most teahouses in the Everest region have hot showers; some may charge an extra fee for this service. As there may be hot water scarcity at higher elevations where water is scarce, we recommend that you use as little water as possible. Showering at high altitudes is typically impossible due to cold temperatures, particularly in the winter.

EBC Chola Pass Trek Meals

Your body requires plenty of carbohydrates and proteins as you trek at high altitudes around the world's tallest peak. We provide simple and sanitary food on this trek. We encourage hikers to eat local cuisine and delicacies because they are far more hygienic than frozen foods, which can take days to arrive at the trails.

We carefully select the best teahouses to ensure that the food is fresh, healthy, and delicious. Dal Bhat, a Nepalese dish with plenty of calories, is our recommendation. The lentils, beans, and pulses soup is high in protein and low in carbs. Seasonal vegetables will also be served in the guest's home, providing additional nutrients to the body.

Other menu items include Momo (dumplings), locally grown Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, and Corn Roti (Bread), noodles, sandwiches, bakery products, tea, coffee, garlic soup (essential for high altitude), and more. Buckwheat, millet, and barley are cereals that are high in fiber and nutrients. However, while returning, you can enjoy international cuisines with some drinks at Namche Bazaar.

Drinking Water

We are a strong supporter of ecotourism and encourage our visitors to travel responsibly. Instead of purchasing bottled water (which may not be available everywhere), bring a bottle and fill it with hot water in teahouses (at a little extra cost).

If you're concerned about the safety of drinking water during your 15-day trek to Cho La Pass and Gokyo Valley in the Everest region, bring a water bottle with a built-in filtration system to fill with natural water along the way. Get some purifying tablets to add to your water to make it drinkable.


Higher altitude communication may be challenging due to the Everest region's remote location. However, most teahouses offer Wi-Fi connections (usually with patchy or limited coverage) for an additional fee to assist you in connecting to your home network.

We advise bringing an NCell or NTC 4G SIM if you plan to use internet services in Nepal anywhere phone signals are received. The Everest Cho La Pass Region has improved NTC network performance.

Electricity and Battery Recharge

The Everest and Gokyo Valley teahouses have electricity available for an extra fee, allowing customers to recharge their phones and camera batteries. Being prepared and carrying extra batteries or power banks is always a good idea if you want to be on the safe side.

Ebc Chola Pass Trek Guide and Potter

Although it's not mandatory to hire a guide to trek in the Everest region, the easiest approach to guarantee your safety in the trek area is to hire a licensed guide, as the weather gets unpredictable in high altitudes. We always advise picking knowledgeable and well-spoken guides at Outfitter Nepal. A professional guide knows the path, regional weather trends, and how to react to them. A knowledgeable guide is familiar with first aid and the appropriate techniques in an emergency.

A porter may not be required if you have packed a little and have enough strength to carry your backpack through the entire trek. However, imagine how challenging it would be to cross the Cho La Pass with more than 10 kilos of luggage on your soldiers, especially at such a high altitude. Hiring a porter would simplify your journey as they carry two people's baggage, a maximum of 12 kg per person.


You will need a few permits to go on a trek in the Cho La Pass, Gokyo Valley, and the Everest Base Camp. These permits include Sagarmatha National Park entry which the Khumbu-Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality issues in Monjo (a village checkpoint you'll pass through on the first day of your trip). Another permit you need is the TIMS (Trekkers information management system) which you can get in Kathmandu. We handle all the permits for you at Outfitter Nepal at your convenience!

FAQsEverest Base Camp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek - 15 Days frequently asked questions
  • In the Everest region, every day is an unforgettable experience. In addition to walking through verdant woods with breathtaking views of the Himalayas, you will undoubtedly appreciate visiting nearby villages and learning about the people who live there and their distinctive culture and traditions. You will be accompanied on the trip by one of our qualified and experienced guides, who will share important information about the locations you visit.

    A hot cup of tea or coffee in the morning gets the day started. Depending on the duration and type of the hike, we leave for the day's walk between 7 and 8 a.m. after breakfast. After 3 to 4 hours of walking, we will pause for lunch. After taking an hour to rest post lunch, we will resume our journey to the next overnight stop.

    The walk after lunch usually lasts between 2 and 3 hours. When we reach our overnight lodge, tea house, or tent before it becomes dark, we nibble on the extra dietary food and tour the neighborhood. And after a sound sleep, the cycle resumes. But every day is distinct from the one before it. The vegetation and village life alter as you climb to a greater height.

  • Well, you must have heard the saying, "Nepal for all seasons." Nepal is an excellent trekking destination at any time of the year. However, spring and autumn are the best seasons to hike in the Everest region, including the Cho La Pass and Gokyo Valley. Traveling at this time is more fun because of the more steady and pleasant weather, ensuring a comfortable hike. Autumn is from September to November, while spring lasts from March to May.

    It is risky to trek during monsoon. The monsoon season's excessive rainfall causes the walkway to become muddy, dangerous, and prone to landslides. Therefore, it is best to avoid trekking during the monsoon if you are a beginner. However, you'll enjoy every obstacle if you're an experienced hiker.

    Though it is possible to trek in the Everest region in the winter, most people opt not to do so because of the bitter weather. Winter, however, is the best season to photograph the Himalayas. Since you'll take on one of the most arduous journeys in the area, you will only meet a few other hikers. The Everest region, during winter, is entirely covered with snow, making it difficult to traverse.

  • Packing is always a matter of concern when visiting a new place. While trekking in the Himalayas, it is always preferable to be well-prepared, as the need may change depending on the weather. So, here is a list of items you ought to pack.

    • Trekking Boots
    • Sandals/Crocs
    • Few pairs of undergarments
    • High-quality down jacket and pant
    • Thermal wears
    • T-shirts and trousers
    • Fleece jacket
    • Backpack or day-pack (depending on whether you hire a potter)
    • Trekking stick
    • A pair of gloves
    • Woolen hat
    • Sun hat or scarf
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Water bottles and water-purifying tablets
    • Energy bars
    • Face/body wipes
    • Small/medium drying towel
    • Toiletries
  • One of the most common risks when traveling at high altitudes is altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You get AMS when your body cannot adapt to the lower oxygen level at higher altitudes. The symptoms may include headaches, lack of appetite, trouble falling asleep, blurry vision, nausea, breathing problems, a rapid heartbeat, and weariness.

    It is essential to implement suitable safeguards swiftly. It might be possible to reduce the risk of developing AMS by ascending steadily and taking the appropriate number of acclimatization days. Similarly, staying hydrated the entire time you are trekking is best. To do this, consume enough water and refrain from drinking alcohol, which dehydrates the body.

  • To trek to the Everest Region, you don't need any prior expertise, but because you'll be walking beyond 5000 meters, having a high-altitude trekking experience is a plus. It will be easy for beginners if you're in good physical and mental health.

    One of the best methods to get ready for the Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek is to incorporate a simple workout regimen into your daily schedule, eat a healthy, nutrient-rich diet, and refrain from drinking and smoking.

    Before the trek, you might try some of the following activities:

    • Running or jogging
    • HITT exercises
    • Zumba or dance lessons
    • Yoga and meditation
    • Morning or evening strolls
  • Taking your time to acclimatize is crucial if you want a safe and successful trek. Your body requires time to adapt to the shifting altitude while hiking up and down. The most efficient strategy to prepare your body for abrupt altitude changes is to acclimate at different elevations for a day or two.

    After days of mountain hiking, adequate acclimatization enables your muscles to unwind. One of the primary reasons individuals fail on the trek is a hurried travel plan, which is unsuitable for your body and psyche. We have two acclimatization days on this 15-day Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek, one in Namche Bazaar (3440 m) and the other in Dingboche (4410 m).

  • Being insured is necessary because trekking in the Himalayas is a dangerous adventure. You must have travel insurance to join any of Outfitter Nepal's tours. We advise getting insurance to protect you from mishaps or medical costs during the expedition. Physical injuries, the use of an air ambulance, lost belongings, legal responsibilities, helicopter rescues or emergency evacuations, and medical issues in the event of accidents are all covered by the insurance company so that you can travel worry-free.

  • Lukla's weather can be erratic, particularly during the monsoon season (June to September). If your flight is delayed or, worst-case scenario, canceled, you must set aside a few days. A helicopter service can be hired, or you can wait for your flight the following day, which is scheduled to leave at the end of the day. It's vital to keep in mind that the helicopter might not even take off if the weather is particularly terrible.

  • Tipping is totally acceptable and frequently anticipated when trekking in Nepal. It is typical to expect you to tip your guide and porter if you have hired them. It's wise to tip them at least 10-15% of the amount you paid your tour operator.

  • The Cho La Pass path, or the Gokyo Valley, does not have an ATM because it takes you to a remote area. The last ATM service for the Everest Region is located in Namche Bazaar. So, make sure you have enough money to get to Namche, where the hike starts. You can withdraw the cash you need for the trek at Namche or in Kathmandu.

    • We are aware of and consistently exceed our client's expectations. You can read what our past clients have to say about us on our Trip Advisor and review pages.
    • We solely employ native hiking guides and porters to encourage local employment in the Himalayan regions surrounding Everest and other areas.
    • At Outfitter Nepal, we prioritize the protection and safety of our clients. Therefore, we take great care to ensure that our visitors have an outstanding experience in the Himalayas.
    • Our knowledgeable, multilingual, professional trekking guides speak English, a widely used language. The porters are physically fit, while the guides are government-licensed and highly trained.
    • We never cancel on you, and we have guaranteed departure dates!
Client ReviewsTravelers talk about Outfitter Nepal
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    Rashmi PatelLondon, United Kingdom,October 02, 2023
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    EBC Gokyo trek

    Very professional service from NG and Raj at outfitternepal . Both my guide Dhana and porter Kabiraj were very helpful and encouraging. The whole experience went smoothly

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