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Gokyo, Cho-La Pass & Everest Base Camp Trek

The Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most dramatic and exciting trekking route in Nepal. It takes around 3 weeks trek, the trail leads bank of the Dudh Koshi River and the large Ngojumba Glacier. The experience of Everest Base Camp, the sparkling Gokyo Lakes, the rewarding ascent of Gokyo Ri for superb, panoramic views of the Himalayas and the thrill of crossing of the Cho La pass, a remote high altitude pass with captivating scenery. We start that famous trek with the exciting flight into Lukla. We trek up to Namche Bazaar, Dole, Gokyo Ri, Cross Chola Pass & Everest Base Camp, which will be tiny city during the expedition season. The unofficial Sherpa capital with its diverse and colorful mix of people, Sherpa museum, monastery and busy market stalls full of local products and Tibetan artifacts an interesting and thoroughly rewarding experience, leaving the popular Everest Base camp trails behind us, we trek up the Gokyo Valley beautiful blue color lakes set among glistening, snow-capped peaks then trek descend to Lukla via Tengboche which is 400 years old monastery.
Himalayan views: Mt. Everest (8848m/29,139 ft) Mt. Lhotse (8,516m/27,932 ft) Mt. Pumrari (7,169m/23,514 ft) Mt.  Ama Dablam (6812m/22343 ft) Mt Nuptse (7855m/25,764 ft) Mt. Cho oyu (8,201m/31,163 ft) Mt. Thamserku (6608m/21,674 ft) Mt. Cholatse (6440m/21123 ft)  Mt Kusum Khanguri (6,367m/20,883 ft)  Mt Taboche (6,501m/21,323 ft) Mt. Numbur (6,954m/ 22,809 ft)  Island peak (6,160m/20,204 ft)  Lobuche peak (6,145m/23,351 ft) Machhermo Peak (6,237m/20,457 ft)  Mt. Khumbu Tse (6,639m/21,775 ft)  Polalde peak (5,806m/19,043 ft)  Peak 38 (7590m/24895 ft)

 Accommodation: We will be accommodated in 3 & 5 star hotels in the cities. All accommodations are based on a twin sharing on B/B Basis  Single supplement will be served on request and cost will additional US $
Meals: We will be server breakfast in Kathmandu and full board during the your trek. There will be also welcome and farewell dinners hosted by Mountain Go Trekking.
Best Season: Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) & Spring (Feb to June) are the best seasons for this trip when the weather is clear and pleasant.

Tour Route

Kathmandu / Lukla / Phakding / Namche / Machermo / Gokyo / Climb Gokyo Ri / Cho-La Pass / Lobuche / Gorak-Shep / Everest Base Camp / Kalapatther Climb / Dongbouche / Tengbouche / Namche / Lukla / Kathmandu.

Tour Program

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft), transfer to hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation day.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft) – Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3 – 4 hrs

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): 5 – 6 hrs

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

Day 06: Namche Bazzar – Dole-(4,110 m/ 13,152 ft): 6 – 7 hrs

Day 07: Dole – Machherma-(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 4 – 5 hrs

Day 08: Machherma – Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 4 – 5 hrs

Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day – Optional Hike to 5th and 6th Lakes

Day 10: Hike – Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft) – Thaknak (4750 m/15,580 ft): 4 – 5 hrs

Day 11: Thaknak – Cho-la Pass (5367 m/17,604 ft) – Dzongla (4830 m /15939 ft): 7 – 8 hrs

Day 12: Dzongla to Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft] – Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft) 5-6 hrs.

Day 13: Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar – Pheriche [4280 m/14,070 ft]: 7 – 8 hrs

Day 14: Pheriche to  Namche Bazzar Via Tyangbouch (3,440 m/11,280 ft): 7-8 hrs

Day 15: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 – 8 hrs

Day 16: Fly Back to Kathmandu-30 minutes.

Day 17: Free or Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Final Departure.

Tour Ends

See what our Customers say about Gokyo, Cho-La Pass & Everest Base Camp Trek

I have travelled with teams of Overland Escape on 6 occasions now and every single time the experience was wholeheartedly positive. On two occasions, Tundup organised lengthy treks through remote parts of Ladakh, Zanskar and Nubra and his organisation was absolutely reliable and spot on on every occasion. The trekking teams we travelled with were excellent, the food outstanding and the support available whenever it was needed. We were trekking during the floods in Summer 2010 in Zanskar and Changtang, and were, ultimately, the only trekking group that reached Tso Moriri during the middle of August, in the week just after the flooding. This was due to the competence of our guide, Namgyal, who changed our route to enable us to proceed, who knew exactly where to cross the swollen rivers and who kept us completely safe at all times. On 4 occasions, Overland Escape organised Easter expeditions through the Markha Valley for relatively large school groups. This, of course, needed extraordinarily good organisation, and on each occasion, this was exactly what we got. Not only were all timings kept and all information was relevant and 100% reliable, the trekking teams Tundup organised for us, were amongst the best teams I have ever travelled with. In particular, Namgyal is in all likelihood the best guide I have ever trekked with. His knowledge of the region, its culture and wildlife is outstanding, and he is also an excellent travel companion. He can empathise with and enthuse adults and youngsters to the same degree. Overland Escape certainly is one of the best trekking outfits I have come across in the Himalayas or indeed anywhere in the world (I have also trekked in Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Peru and Jordan). I would wholeheartedly recommend travelling with this organisation.

Edwin Gruber



"Tundup, have really a sixth sense...his associate in Manali (Kuram) is really a good man...a really good man where you can trust and give the full faith for everything. As already said, Tundup, know very well how to choice his partners. Concerning the driver choose by Kuram for the transfer from Manali to Dharmasala and then to Amritsar...he was a very good professional driver. All of us were surprise to find out in India a special driver, very professional, very polite...typical western style driver. Few words, always agree for everything, never complain and at the end he wanted to refuse our tips and we forced him to have it. I don't know if this choice has been affected by Tundup or by Kuram...but in any case...compliments to all of you. Now we are here into our house, very sad...our holiday has finished so quickly that we didn't realize. Everything has gone well, everything perfect. We'll be always in debit with Tundup for his great service and we really hope to see him again in a close future for another trekking. Thanks again for all, thanks for your book guide and for your full assistance."

Fausto & Silvia, Italy



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