Everest Cho La Pass Trek

 ‘adventure around beautiful Gokyo lakes to Everest base camp via scenic Tsho-La pass’


  • Adventure around magnificent Gokyo Lake with famous and scenic Everest Base Camp
  • Exploring high altitude Sherpa villages enriched with ancient culture of Buddhist religion
  • Walking into lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-firs-pines and junipers trees
  • Visiting old monasteries of great interest in the backdrop of giant snowcapped peaks
  • Scenic and panoramic flight both ways from Kathmandu and Lukla with amazing views


Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trekking, leads you to an adventure of a lifetime experience with safe and expert guidance of Awesome Nepal Treks guides and staff, where you will have great enjoyable time on this overwhelming journey with daily views of world highest mountains all the way to Gokyo Lake and at Everest Base Camp. Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trekking offers panorama of glorious mountain views to captivate you. 

Beside mountain views walking into lovely woodland of tall pine-fir-rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-juniper and birch tree lines is equally fascinating where often wild-life are spotted during the trek like Musk Deer, herd of mountain antelopes and Himalayan Thar with exotic bird life including the colorful Danphe (Impheyan Pheasant) national bird of Nepal.Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trekking starts with scenic short flight of 35 minutes to Lukla with its unique airstrip, from Lukla heading towards Phakding-Monjo and Jorsalle villages to our acclimatization destination at famous and colorful Namche Bazaar, here with rest and acclimatization heading higher beyond towards beautiful Gokyo valley and its emerald colored lakes surrounded with high snow capped mountains.At Gokyo Lake with incredible views as the climb least at Gokyo Ri view point, and then heading towards our next adventure towards Everest base camp via Tsho-la or Cho-la pass, at first a short walk from Gokyo to our overnight stop at Draknag often called as Thangag also, located at the bottom of the pass.

Next morning our adventure leads high over scenic Tsho-la at above 5,368 m with outstanding views of Cholatse, Nirekha and Lobuche peaks at close distance then downhill towards Dzong-la and Lobuche and then heading towards our final destination at Everest base camp overlooking notorious Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers, base camp during peak climbing season flooded with colorful tents of expeditions.After a grand time at Gokyo Lake and Everest base camp with Tsho-la pass our last adventure leads to a picturesque rocky hill top at Kalapathar with 5,545 m altitude and the highest spot of our adventure offers unbelievable views of soaring high peaks with Mt. Everest at close distance.Our fantastic Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp concludes with downhill walk to Lukla with a visit of famed Thyangboche monastery, from Lukla a panoramic flight ends this wonderful and mesmerizing adventure at Kathmandu, with grand service and guidance of Awesome Nepal Treks guides and staff.

Guideline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.

Day 05: Acclimatization and excursion in Namche.

Day 06:Trek to Khunde 3,880 m and Khumjung villages 3, 730 m - 04 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Dole 4,110 m - 05 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Machhermo 4,470m- 04 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Gokyo 4,790m -04 hrs.

Day 10: Morning hike to Gokyo-Ri and Acclimatization Day

Day 11: Trek to Thangnak 4700m -3 hrs

Day 12: Trek to Dzongla 4,830m via Cho-la pass 5,368 m - 08 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Lobuche 4,910 m - 04 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Gorakshep 5,140 m and to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m - 08 hrs.

Day 15: Hike to Kalapathar 5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 08 hrs.

Day 16: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Day 17: Trek to Monjo 2,860m - 06 hrs.

Day 18: Trek to Lukla - 05 hrs.

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Day 20: International departure for home ward bound.



Day 01:   Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, received by our staff and then transfer to your respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed  briefs with information regarding Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trekking and group welcome dinner in evening.

Day 02:  In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
A free day in Kathmandu to relieve you from jetlag on long flights, our morning sightseeing tour starts after breakfast in the hotel, where you will be engrossed with tour around world heritage sites around Kathmandu visiting Old Durbar (palace) Square, and ancient stupa of Swayambhunath, after a tour head back to hotel with preparation for Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trekking next early morning.

(other options on tour of Hindu Holy Temple of Pashupatinath dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath large Buddhist Stupa the area also known as Little Tibet)

Day 03:  Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Mornings, flight to Lukla with views of mountain range including Mt. Everest, after 30 mins of great flight reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip a gateway Sherpa town to Everest base camp and other adventure destination.

From Lukla walk to Phakding village for overnight stop leading past Sherpa farm villages, a nice and pleasant walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful views along the walk to Phakding village located by Dudh Kosi a glacial River.

Day 04:  Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 07 hrs.

After breakfast, commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). The trail follows along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku peaks stands majestically skyward on the opposite bank. Then reach at Bengkar, as trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. Continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be deposited. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over a high Hillary bridge, trek begins with steep ascent to Namche Bazaar.

On the way, facing excellent views of Everest (8,848m) and Lhotse (8,516m) surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazaar (3,440m) a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods with overnight at Namche.

Day 05:  Acclimatization and excursion in Namche.

Namche Bazaar at 3,440m high, spending another day allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the lofty altitude. Where walking high and sleeping low is the best way to get acclimatize, best acclimatization hike for the day we recommend is to Everest view hotel, a perfect place for proper speed acclimatization before heading higher area, morning hike to Everest View Hotel which is about 3 hrs uphill walk, a great spot for magnificent view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and adjoining peaks of the Khumbu Himalayan panorama.

Check out the Sherpa museum for an overview of Sherpa culture with history of mountaineering. 
On Saturdays, colorful Bazaar held once a week for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.

Day 06:  Trek to Khumjung village 3, 730 m - 04 hrs.
After a great time at Namche, our route leads on the high ridge of Namche to reach at Syangboche with bird eye views of Namche below, Syangboche with an old short airstrip which is sometimes used for helicopters and smaller aircrafts.

From here walk is pleasant to Khunde and Khumjung the largest Sherpa villages around Khumbu area, Khunde and Khumjung villages located on a glacial valley beneath sacred
peak of Khumbila at 5,761m (a patron god of Khumbu). A quiet gentle walk brings you at Khumjung via Khunde for overnight stop, when in Khunde visit one and only Khunde hospital built by Sir Edmund Hillary's Foundation and in afternoon visit Khumjung old Monastery, the only place with a Yeti scalp. Khumjung also has a High School built with the help of Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation.

Day 07:  Trek to Dole 4,110 m - 05  hrs.
After a nice stop on the glacial valley at Khumjung with eye catching views, morning walk leads downhill to join the main trail at near Sanasa village. From this spot our route diverts away from the main Namche-Everest base camp trail towards quiet areas towards Gokyo Lake.

The path climbs with steep climb to reach a Mong 3,973 meters with amazing views and then downhill walk to Dudh Koshi River at Phortse Thanga for lunch. After Phortse Thanga, continue walk to Dole as the trail climbs steeply out of the valley through a patch of rhododendron forest which gives way to juniper and conifers trees. In the spring time this place will be magic with wild flowers in full bloom. This path passes summer Yak pastures. The trek leads past Tongba and Gyele villages to reach at Dole with super view of Khumbila and Tawache.

Day 08:  Trek to Machhermo 4,470 m - 04 hrs.
Morning walk from Dole climbs along the side of the valley, where rhododendron forest stops, giving way to smaller bushes of juniper as you gain altitude slowly. Finally walk leads on level path for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka and to Luza at 4,390m; and then skirting around a ridge with downhill to Machermo village.  Arriving at Machhermo for lunch and overnight stop with time in the afternoon for short walk or just relax.

Day 09:  Trek to Gokyo 4,790m - 04 hrs.
From this small settlement our walks continues to Gokyo 3rd Lake, following a scenic path to Pangka small area and then descend slightly, following one of the glacial fed rivers which flows from Ngozumba Glacier of high world 6th highest Cho-Oyu and other adjoining peaks.

Walk leads to a climb by the side of a glacier, passing first lake and the second lake, crossing the path to reach at third lake known as Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake a summer settlement with fantastic views of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald green waters of Gokyo Lake.

Day 10:  Morning hike to Gokyo-Ri  - 05  hrs.

Early in the morning, we hike up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483m. There are ample rewards for those who attempt this trip – you get stunning views of the super Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. After a wonderful  time at Gokyo Ri,head downhill to Gokyo and rest in afternoon .Overnight in Gokyo,The lake city.

Day 11:  Trek to Thagnak - 03 hrs

We trek down from the Gokyo Valley to Thagnak. Along the way, we experience the Himalayan culture and life. We cross the crevassed glacier and reach the lateral moraine at a far. The village is just below a small cliff.

Day 12:  Trek to Dzongla 4,830m via Tsho-la 5,368m - 07  hrs.

Tsho-la pass day is the hardest day of the trip. Start your day after early breakfast which is steep steady climb for two hours and the trail drops down to the bottom of the Tsho-la base. After that the trail leads you through the unstable rocky mountain face toward the top . There are some Buddhist  prayer flags on the top of the pass which has great views of the mountains including Lhotse 8511 m and Nuptse 7879 m. There is icy part for a while(You might need to use crampon on this section) and again the trail drops down through the huge rock and an easy walk at the end to get to the Dzongla,small lonely valley. Stay overnight Dzongla.

In snow condition this route can be quite difficult and the guide will decide whether it is possible to proceed or retrace to another safe area.

Day 13:  Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

After a great traverse on crossing Tsho-la to Dzongla, today a moderate and pleasant walk to Lobuche as the walk leads on gentle trail above Thugla, where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river, coming across stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing Mt. Everest, Lhotse and other high mountains. From here a nice pleasant walk brings to Lobuche for overnight stop.

Day 14:  Trek to Everest Base Camp 5364 m and return to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 08 hrs.

Today reach the highlight of this adventure at Everest Base Camp, walk for few hours with short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching Gorakshep, beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapatthar.

Walk continues towards Everest Base Camp, at base camp enjoy the view of notorious Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after a grand time with experience of a lifetime adventure at base camp retrace the journey back to Goarkshep for overnight halt.

Day 15:  Hike to Kalapathar 5,545m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs.
Early morning hike on top Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, highest point of this adventure with marvelous views of mountains including Mt. Everest at mere distance, after a great scenic moment descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, then downhill to Pheriche around windy valley with nice scenic walk to reach at Pheriche for overnight stop.
Pheriche with 10-15 nice lodges with a health post of HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association)

Day 16:  Trek to Tyangboche 3,867m - 05 hrs.

Leaving Pheriche village with super views of Amadablam and Cholatse with Taboche, then on the gradual winding path with short uphill and back on downhill to reach Pangboche and into tree lines, from the bridge few hours climb to Thyangboche Monastery, located on a small plateau with marvelous views of mountains including Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam surrounded with pristine rhododendron-pines-oaks and birch tree woodland. Afternoon with time for tour of the monastery, which was burnt by accidental fire in 1991 at present back into normal form, where you can witness young monks and elderly priest and Lama on evening prayer.

Day 17:  Trek to Monjo 2,860m - 06 hrs.
After a great time descend to Imjatse River, with steep climb for an hour to Sanasa, from here on gradual path with short ups and downs to Namche Bazaar, a break here and then walk back to Dudh Kosi river valley and to Monjo for overnight stop.
Day 18:  Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.

Morning walk reaching at Phakding from here retrace the journey back to Lukla with last climb, on reaching Lukla celebrate last night dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.

Day 19:  Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure

Day 20:  International departure homeward bound.
Your last day in amazing Nepal in the land of Himalayan wonders, after wonderful experience and fond memories of Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp trekking, our staff transfer you to airport as per your time for international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.


  •  Airport pick up and transfer
  • Twin sharing standard accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis .
  •  Welcome dinner at one of the Typical Nepalese restaurant•
  • Full board of meals on trek( breakfast, Lunch & Dinner & Tea- coffee)
  •  Comfortable, clean and private accommodation at teahouse/lodge during the trekking time
  • Trek leader , one Sherpa porter on each two trekkers in a group, their entire trekking expenses, salary, insurance
  •  National park entry permit.
  •  TIMS Card( Trekkers Security Card)
  • All necessary gov and local taxes as required
  •  Final airport departure


  • Nepal Visa fees, intl. airfare in/out to Nepal
  •  Hot shower.
  • All kinds of bottle drinks and hot water.
  •  All electronic devices charging bill.
  •  Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  •  Travel and rescue insurance
  •  Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  •  Personal Tipping
  •  Any extending trip.
  • All other things that are not listed in include section.

Trip Notes

  • Awesome Nepal Treks welcomes all travelers in our delightful-secure and safe holidays around Himalayan destinations before and after booking the trips of your choice we would like to offer some important notes before you pack your bags for departure to Nepal Himalaya.
  • On booking please send us bank transfer minimum of 25 % advance payment rest you can pay on arrival and before your trip departure to respective destinations.
  • Before or after booking please check with your doctors for medical advice and suggestion and as per the areas of travel.
  • We require your medical history before joining our trips so that we can take care with necessary details and inform you of the treks of your choice regarding health and physical wise.
  • After booking at least minimum of 3 weeks please prepare with necessary exercise like jogging-walking ups and downs the stairs, as Nepal is a country of ups and down hills where moderate exercise will help you on trekking.
  • All our trips are well taken care from booking hotels-transportation with all logistic supports will be lead by experience and expert guides on all treks and tours offering you with full information of the areas of travel and taking outmost care that you enjoy the trips happily with much satisfaction.
  • Depending upon the trekking programs where you will need necessary trekking gears, most of the equipment can also be bought and hired in Kathmandu shops and stores if it is too much to carry from home country.
  • For trekking / climbing equipment please see our list provided as per the duration and areas of trekking and climbing.
  • Most of our trekking involves staying overnights in lodge with excellent choice of food menus prepared by lodge cooks, when camping away from main routes we provide full camping equipment with excellent kitchen unit of cook-kitchen staff supported by guides and porters.
  • On high altitude treks we take enough care that you will be healthy providing you with hygienic and nutritional food menus include much rest day for acclimatization before heading higher elevation.
  • Remember to insure from medical problems and travel insurance which should include emergency evacuation by any means of quick transportation or by helicopter.
  •  Assuring you all that we run and organize all trips according to the itinerary provided, however in some certain circumstances like bad and unfavorable weather, political strikes, broken road and trails due to landslide and avalanche.
  • On this type of situation we might divert and re-route to other safe destination where the company holds the right in this sudden and unforeseen conditions.
  • If someone needs to break from the trip of own choice due to medical and personal problem in this case refund will not be entertained as per the company policy and norms.
  • On trek respect the local culture and traditions where our guide will supply you with information regarding the rules visiting monastery and temples as per the area of travel.
  • Support and co-operate responsible tourism and eco-trekking respecting and preserving the Himalayan pristine environment from destruction.
  • Assuring all that every trips will be memorable with enjoyable time with us here at Awesome Nepal.

Bon Voyage!!!!!!!!!!!

The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost.


Buff headwear /neckwear
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Head torch


• Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
• Fleece jacket
• Waterproof/windproof jacket
• Down filled jacket


• Lightweight cotton pants (long)
• Waterproof Pants
•Thermal underwear


• Thin inner socks
• Thick and warm wool hiking socks
• Comfortable Hiking boots
• Sneakers /slippers
• Crampon



• Gore-tex gloves


• Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C
• Trekking bags/duffel bag
• Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
• Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
• Water bottle or camel bag
• Toiletries


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