The Everest Base Camp Cho La 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 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 Cho La 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 15 days Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek 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-day 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 Cho La 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 Cho La 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.
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.