Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking via EBC-19 Days

"Let's test the endurance of trekkers after Everest Base Camp by crossing the Cho La pass and heading towards the Gokyo Valley."
Good to Know
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5545m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private and Group
  • Activities Trekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-November


  • Adventure on both scenic sides of the high Khumbu valley with amazing views.
  • Walk into beautiful Gokyo valley enriched with the marvelous surrounding scenery.
  • Hike to Gokyo-Ri for super views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, and Makalu.
  • Pleasant moments at Gokyo emerald lakes enclosed by high giant mountains.
  • Traverse from Gokyo valley towards Everest base camp via the high Chola-la pass.
  • Amazing landscape views with mountains and towering hills within Khumbu.
  • Enjoy the local villages traditional farm and visit its interesting monasteries.

An Advantage of booking trip with Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking via Everest Base Camp: 2024/2025

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking via Everest Base Camp route serves as one of the finest adventures in the Gokyo Valley region. This route is for adventurers who seek raw, natural beauty and scenic diversity combined with unique cultures and traditions. Join this trek for some of the most stunning views of the Himalayas. This trek has varying landscapes; beautiful valleys, deep gorges, majestic glaciers, and glacial rivers. The villages have maintained the allure of tradition and culture for ages. Furthermore, take on the challenging and formidable Cho La Pass (5,420m). Lay eyes on the Ngozumba glacier – the largest in the Himalayas. Explore Gokyo village, one of the highest settlements in the world.

Suitable for the daredevil and trekkers who seek a challenge, Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Route has various gifts in store for the explorers. We start with the cultural and historical heritage of the Kathmandu Valley, then we depart to the Himalayas. The trek starts with a scenic flight over rolling hills leading to the lofty Himalayas. We follow serpentine rivers and trek through the settlements en route to the Namche Bazaar.

The route is sprinkled with prayer flags, prayer wheels, and Mani stones. Enjoy the rhododendron forest, ancient monasteries, suspension bridges, and views of the Himalayas at various points along the route.

Next, we will arrive at Namche Bazaar and the Cho La Pass Trekking  Route. This bustling hub of the Khumbu region serves as the trading center. It is a favorite acclimatization place for Everest climbers and trekkers alike. The trek continues to higher altitudes up to the ancient monasteries in Tengboche, Dingboche before moving on to the iconic Everest Base Camp.

Trekkers then return to Lobuche before going to Thangnag. After Thangnag we will start the challenging Cho La Pass. Witness the marvelous mountain scenery from the pass. Immerse yourself in the unique culture and tradition of the Sherpa community. This culture is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Follow the footsteps of legendary climbers as you trek through various stopovers along the trail. After conquering the challenging pass, you shall traverse through the unique settlements of Gokyo, Dole, Machhermo, and others before passing through Namche again. Afterward, it’s back to Lukla where we will depart for Kathmandu announcing the end of this challenging trek.

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek trail has a carefully crafted itinerary to provide you with proper acclimatization, safety, and the best expedition. Due to the strenuous nature of this trek, trekkers need to have above-average physical fitness and endurance. Join hands with Nepal Trekking Planner for professional service, an experienced guide, amazing porters, a carefully planned itinerary, reasonable price, and quality service above and beyond the standards set by regulating agencies in Nepal. If you are a daredevil seeking an authentic trekking adventure choose Gokyo Cho La Pass Route.

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Climate and Weather during Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking

The climate in the Himalayas is unpredictable, and after 3500 meters, we never know what's going to happen with the weather, so it's recommended to stay ready for the snow, rain, and windy climate. During the morning and night time the weather are freezing cold and its better to get dressed in thick layers.

March to May and September to November are great times for trekking around the trail of Gokyo Cho La Pass and other areas in the Everest region. During this period, the weather is often clear, and the views during the morning are considered the best. During the day, it gets a bit windy. It is recommended to wear windproof layers during the day.

Best Season and months for trekking to Gokyo Cho La Pass

Spring :March to May, during the springtime, is a lovely time as the flowers bloom and the mountains come alive and are ready to welcome the winter. The trail is sometimes covered with snow after Dingboche (4,400m), and the morning is good with views of snow-capped mountains.

  • Morning temperatures can range from 0 to 5 degrees Celsius.
  • Daytime temperatures can range from 5 to 15 degrees Celsius.
  • Nighttime temperatures can range from -15 to 3 degrees Celsius.

Autumn: Mid-September to December during the autumn/fall season is a perfect time, as the days are crystal clear from morning until mid-afternoon. It feels colder, and the temperature is freezing in the morning and night in the shade; during the daytime, it can be windy after 12.00–1.00 pm, above 3800 meters.

  • Morning temperatures can range from 0 to 3 degrees Celsius.
  • Daytime temperatures can range from 5 to 15 degrees Celsius.
  • Nighttime temperatures can vary from -18 to 3 degrees Celsius.

The temperature drops with the rise in altitude.

Note: The Himalayan climates keep changing instantly, so the days can get cloudy, and there can be some chances of encountering snowfall around higher elevations in the morning and nighttime above 4400 meters.

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Local Culture and Religion in the trail of Gokyo Cho La Pass combined with Everest Base Camp trek

As trekkers trek along the villages and the trekking trail of Everest, they can encounter the mani walls and the inscriptions on the walls. There, we have to walk through the left to show respect for the culture. Most villages have a Buddhist monastery, prayer walls, and religious monuments of Stupas (domes) with rows of spinning prayer wheels.

The native tribe of Everest are the Mongolian peoples of Nepal, like sherpas, gurungs, rai, magar, and tamangs. Among them, the majority belong to the sherpas in the Everest region. Sherpa migrated around the high Himalayas of Nepal around the Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalayas, ranging from Eastern parts of Tibet.

The locals of Everest were farmers and livestock herders, salt traders, and incense stick sellers. The locals follow Buddhism and have big festivals like Mani Rimdu, Lhosar, and Tiji festivals.

Washing and Toilet facilities at Gokyo and Everest region

Toilets are mainly the Western-style commodes at the tea houses. Toilets are outside your room and shared on a shared basis for the floor. At the trekking trail on the way towards Phakding, there is a single public toilet, and on the way to Namche, there is a single toilet. So, trekkers can go towards the nearest guest houses and tea houses, but peeing can be done near the bushes or somewhere safe.

All guest houses offer hot showers at an additional charge, and the lodges and tea houses offer solar shower bucket showers and gas geyser showers. Every lodge has some washing facility that includes laundry. 

Please note 

  • There may need to be more hot water for all the trekkers at high altitudes.
  • Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated for ecological reasons.
  • You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet. Instead, use a rubbish bin.
  • Carry toilet papers, soap bars, and sanitizers as they are not placed in the toilets.

Is Travel Insurance required for Gokyo Cho la Pass trek?

Trekking Planner Nepal strongly advises and recommends all clients to purchas a insurance policy against unforeseen circumstances that might arise or occur during your Himalayan holidays, where Travel and Medical Insurance should obtain through World Nomads Travel Insurance for your upcoming holiday in Nepal Himalayan destinations.

Clients on booking can go for acquiring Travel and Medical Insurance. Insurance is not compulsory for any tour and trek. Insurance policy helps for covering personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation expenses in any means of transportation on emergency evacuation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and adequate cover for baggage.

Things to consider when trekking to gokyo cho la pass

  • All our hike, trekking, and tour programs with accommodations and foods are set in respective places according to the itinerary.
  • Walks can be longer or shorter, depending on the fitness of the clients.
  • The availability of vehicles on time, flight delays, cancellations, unfavorable weather, and road or trail conditions can lead to trek delays.
  • Trekking Planner Nepal requests that clients, upon booking, acquire travel and medical insurance for any tour or trek.
  • Your selected tour destination may differ from the program itineraries in this situation.
  • In rare cases, we might even have to reroute or cancel the trips as per the political, riot, bad weather, broken road or trail condition, and porter's situation and condition.
  • The company can cancel the trips due to unavoidable conditions beyond our control.
  • In natural conditions, please bear with us; we will try our best to adjust the itinerary as best as possible for your convenience.


Can Trekkers get Altitude Sickness during Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking

Altitude Sickness can affect anyone. At high altitudes, the decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:

  •   Headache/Dizziness.
  •   Nausea/vomiting.
  •   tiredness/fatigue.
  •   Sleepy but can’t sleep.
  •   Loss of appetite.

Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink plenty of water, eat well, and walk slowly. It is a good idea to climb higher than you sleep. Keep hydrated and make sure you avoid alcohol.

Important Note:

  •     This trip departs every day of the year.
  •     This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  •     This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
  •     This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
  •     Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  •     We can help you make it fit your budget.
  •     we accept online payment.

Why Trekking Planner Nepal for Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking?

So Trekking Planner Nepal presents the Gokyo Cho La Pass package, which has all-inclusive and no hidden cost except the excluded cost. In this package, Trekking Planner Nepal covers everything when the payment is made for the booking - permits for Everest Region, accommodation, maps for, itinerary and everything, including the guide and porters for is covered.

Traveling and hiking in Nepal with Nepal Trekking Planner means that after paying the booking cost for the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek 2024/2025, everything is covered, which is included in the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek itinerary.

Check the itinerary, maps, and suggested gear lists carefully before starting the trek. Always check what the package covers when you pay for the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking, and check all the things included and excluded. We are available 24/7 for any queries regarding trekking in Nepal.

Outline itinerary for Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking: 19 Days

Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2:Full day in Kathmandu

Day 3:Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 5:Rest day at Namche Bazaar

Day 6:Trek to Tengboche

Day 7:Trek to Dingboche

Day 8:Rest day Dingboche

Day 9:Trek to Lobuche

Day 10:Trek to Gorakshep walk and Everest Base Camp

Day 11:Trek to Kala Pattar walk and to Dzonglha

Day 12:Trek to Thangan walk via Chola pass

Day 13:Trek to Gokyo

Day 14:Full day in Gokyo

Day 15:Trek to Dole

Day 16:Trek to Namche 

Day 17:Trek to Lukla 

Day 18:Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 19:Final departure

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    While it is our intention to adhere to the customized itineraries designed for you, on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations if local circumstances warrant it. Your detailed travel itinerary is flexible and your local guide will certainly make adjustments for the wishes and spontaneity of the travelers. Any travel times listed on your travel documents are approximations only as you do not need to feel as if you are on a schedule.

    Nepal tends to be very different from other parts of the world that you may have traveled to. Nepal is an extraordinary place to visit but western instincts and expectations should be left at home. Let your better understanding and sense of adventure is your ultimate guide throughout this journey.

    • Accommodation3 star hotel
    • Mealswelcome Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

    You’ll be received at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by a representative of Nepal Trekking Planner and escorted to the hotel for your stay after you shall complete the necessary formalities at customs. Dinner and enjoy the warm hospitality of the hotel staff. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

    • Accommodation3 star hotel
    • MealsBreakfast
    • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

    The exploration of this culturally rich capital city of Nepal and its heritage in guided sightseeing shall be the main attraction of today’s itinerary. Star attractions of this sightseeing are the ancient Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, known for its unique blend of Hinduism and Buddhism besides the beautiful view of Kathmandu city from its premises. We then head on to the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world, which has the Tibetan community, Sherpas, and tourists circumambulating around it alike every day. Get immersed in the peaceful Buddhist mantras and observe the pilgrims paying their respect to Lord Buddha. We shall then visit the Hindu sacred pilgrimage of Pashupatinath Temple, in the complex of which you shall find several small temples, statues, and ancient heritages. People find the meaning of life when they observe the open cremation at the bank of the holy Bagmati River, get blessings from the sadhus draped in saffron and holding tridents, and feel positivity. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

    Briefing: Later in the afternoon, the whole group is briefed about the trekking. We are checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here.

    Once all the equipment is checked and we are sure you go up there well dressed, we have the well-come dinner with the whole group.

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time2780m/9121ft

    Today an early morning transfer to the airport for 35min short but scenic flight to the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the Everest region. The view from the plane is amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing at Lukla airport, we walk 3 hours to Phakding with a few up and down along the Dudh Koshi River. Stay overnight at the tea house.

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11287ft

    Today after breakfast, we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi River, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagarmatha National Park, from larja Dobhan the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. Stay over night at the tea house.
    Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11287ft

    Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above a town, before the clouds move in, reward trekkers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and many more. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. Stay overnight at the tea house.
    Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time3860m/12632ft

    The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We spend the night next to the Tengbuche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. With luck, our group will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music. Stay overnight at the tea house.

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time4350m/14272ft

    Today after wonder morning in the Tengbuche, from Thyangboche, the trail drops to Debuche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola through the rhododendron forest and climbs to Pangboche among thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingbuche with its exciting views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. Stay overnight at the tea house.
    Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time4350m/14272ft

    Today we take another rest and acclimatization day. There is the option of taking a light hike up the valley for a wider variety of photos of the valley and mountains of the Khumbu region.
    Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time4910m//16109ft

    From Dingboche, the trail diverts towards the north, and the path is gradual up for about 40 -50 minutes as you come to a mani-prayer Stupa, from here the trail begins gently, with a nice view of Pheriche village.  Today's walk offers a beautiful view of Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, and north Pokalde, and many more mountains. Thugla is the only place with teahouses before Loboche. From Thugla, an hour steep up brings you to the top, where you can view Mt.Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, the spot here is a good place for a few minute's break after the strenuous climb, close to this spot you can also see a number of memorial of the unfortunate climbers, who died in expeditions around the mountain of this region. Finally, reach Lobuche overnight.

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time5364m/17600ft

    After an early morning start, we ascend through the glacier to the Gorek Shep. After meals with some time rest trek to Everest Base Camp which is located at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. Back to Gorakshep and say overnight at the tea house.

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time5545m/18193ft

    Today early morning your guide will take you to Kala Pattar, the best viewpoint of this trip from where you will be able to see dramatic panoramic views of Mt Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more mountains. Re-trace back to Lobuche then take the gradual trek to Dzonglha which takes about 3 hrs. Stay overnight at the tea house.

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time5420m/17782ft

    Today an early morning after breakfast you will start your trek with slow uphill until the Pass from where you will see a magnificent view of the different mountain. This will be the difficult morning in this trek, goes through the glacier and rocky trail. After the Pass, the trail descends all the way to Thangan. There is no tea house, noting available between Thangan and Dzonglha so that we must have to bring pack lunch. Stay overnight at the tea house.

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time4750m/15584ft

    Today after breakfast, the trek star with a few up and down, crosses the Ngozumpa glacier. After some time walk, you will get to the other side of the Glacier then the trail goes along the second lake with a nice view of the Mountain. Stay overnight at the tea house.

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time4750m/15584ft

    Today an early morning your guide will take you to the Gokyo Ri (5463m) for a sunrise view. From here you will have the chance to full part of Mt Everest and Cho-yu and lake in the valley and the biggest glacier of the named Na-Jumpa glacier. Back to hotel for breakfast and after breakfast in the afternoon you will have a chance to explore up to the fifth lake passing another fourth lake and enjoy the view. Stay overnight at the tea house.

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time4200m/13780ft

    After a wonderful time in the Cho La pass and Gokyo, the trail descends all the way to Dole via Machhermo. Today's walk offers you a wonderful view of the mountain. Stay overnight at the tea house.

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time3440m/11286ft

    Today after breakfast the trailing star with big descent till Phortse Tanga then ascends to the Mongla dada from where the trail goes slows down all the way to Namche. Stay overnight at the tea house.

    • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time2828m/9279ft

    Today after breakfast you will re-trace back to Lukla with a few up and down. Stay overnight at the tea house.

    • Accommodation3 star hotel
    • MealsBreakfast
    • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

    Today the early morning your guide will take you to the airport for a short but scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel by our airport representative. Stay overnight at the hotel.

    • MealsBreakfast

    Transfer to the international airport for next destination flight.
    Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

    Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

    Trip Map
    Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking via EBC-19 Days Map
    What's Included
    •  All airport pick-up drops are by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
    •  Welcome and farewell dinner in an authentic restaurant.
    •  3-night twin/double sharing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
    •  Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicles.
    •  Kathmandu to Lukla back Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax.
    •  National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
    •  A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
    •  1 porter for 2 guests with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment.
    •  We provide an assistant to guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance walking with the group to support where necessary as per the group size.
    •  Twin/Double sharing lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
    •  Three meals a day; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    •  safe drinking water.       
    •  First aid kit box.
    •  Trekking Planner Nepal’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
    •  Oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to identify Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
    •  All applicable government and local taxes are as per the itinerary.
    What's Excluded
    •  Your Nepal Visa fees.
    •  All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
    •  Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    •  Meals during the traveling time.
    •  Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
    •  In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch, and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary. We can help you arrange an extra night's accommodation.
    •  Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
    •  The tips to the trekking crews and drivers.
    •  Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
    Departure Dates
    • Every day of the year, trip departures are available.
    • This trip can be completely customized. Please contact us if you want to customize the trip.
    • This trip is available on a fixed departure basis as well as on a private group basis.
    • If the given date is not appropriate for you, please contact us; we can happily manage your trip on dates that are favorable to you.
    • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on a small and solo basis that can suit you.
    • We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us.
    • Call or email now for a private or shared trip at [email protected]; mobile: +977 98510 71767 (24 hours); WhatsApp and Viber) so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.​​​​​
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    Note that from April 2024, the flights will take place from Ramechhap, which is around 3/4 hours of drive, depending on whether you are taking a private vehicle or want to join a group to share the cost of a coaster or a bus.

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    Equipment and Gear List

    trekking iconGeneral

    • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
    • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
    • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

    HeadUpper Body

    • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
    • warm woolen hat
    • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
    • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
    • Polarized sunglasses


    • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
    • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
    • Waterproof rain jacket
    • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
    • Fleece jacket or down jacket

    PantLower Body

    • thermals inner
    • Hiking pants at least 3
    • Comfortable pants for teahouses
    • Waterproof, windproof shell
    • Hiking shorts


    • Woolen gloves for the tea house
    • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


    • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
    • Hiking socks
    • Liner socks
    • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
    • Crampons (For passes)
    • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
    • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

    UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

    • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
    • Sports bras (women)
    • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

    MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

    • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
    • Lip balm or Vaseline
    • ointment cream
    • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
    • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

    (Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

    Other essentialsOther Essentials

    • Passport
    • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
    • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
    • water bladder for the day bag
    • small towel for personal use
    • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
    • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
    • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
    • Power bank or extra batteries
    • Cameras and mobile phone
    • Cards/book
    • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
    • Trekking poles
    • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
    • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
    • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
    • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
    • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
    • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
    • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
    • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
    • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
    • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

    Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

    • No special vaccinations are required, and the health precaution we recommend for the Gokyo Cho La Pass trek is to stroll, drink 3 liters of water, have a good diet, and don't rush during the tour, and try to sleep for at least 6 hours per day and obey the instruction of the guide.

    • The daily walking distance ranges from 5-6 hours per day, but the walking duration may vary according to the pace of the trekkers during the Gokyo Cho la Pass trek.

    • No, there are no age restrictions or limitations for the Gokyo Cho La Pass trek; however, senior citizens and juniors below eight must be given special care during the trek, especially during passes.

    • Going for walks before the trek, preparing mentally, and listening to the guide's advice are crucial, and the most important factor before trekking to Gokyo Cho la Pass trek is that having prior trekking experience can help a lot.

    • There are Western-style commodes, and the bathroom is on the same floor outside the room. The attached bathroom in the room is also available at an extra cost.

      Note that the attached bathrooms are not available at Dzongla and Machhermo.

    • Yes, it is possible to do the trek in reverse, and it's much easier as we start from a high altitude from Lobuche for doing the Cho la pass and spending the night at high altitude at Gorakshep also helps acclamation.

    • Yes, ATMs and banking facilities are available along the trek at Lukla and Namche, and there is an ATM at Dingboche. Still, there is no guarantee of whether the ATM at Dingboche would work, so the last point for good ATM facilities is at Namche.

    • Wildlife is very rarely encountered. The animals we see the most along the way are yak mules, horses, and Himalayan goats. Rare birds can be sighted during the trail.

    • Buying or renting trekking gear and equipment are available at Lukla and Namche Bazar but are a bit expensive, so buying or renting trekking gear at Kathmandu is advised before starting the trek, consult with a Trekking Planner Nepal representative at Kathmandu, and we will help to purchase or renting the equipment.

    • Trekking Planner Nepal usually advises smoking less, not drinking alcohol, and avoiding meat and bakery products during the trekking trail of Everest and the Gokyo Cho La Pass route.

    • Sagarmatha National Park permit and Khumbu rural municipality are required for trekking to Everest and the Gokyo Cho la pass route.

    • The luggage should be managed before the trekkers have to prepare a day bag to carry during the daytime. Trekking Planner Nepal will provide duffel bags designed for the porters to carry, and they can place all the trekking stuff and items required for the trek there and leave the rest of the things at Kathmandu.

    • The average temperature ranges from 0 to -15 degrees at night and during the daytime and can vary from 5 to -15 degrees as we reach higher up at Gokyo Valley.

    • Yes, the trek can be extended and even shortened based on the personal preference of the trekkers traveling. Trekking Planner Nepal is open to customization of the trek.

    • There are dustbins and places to throw the waste along the Everest region's trekking route, and they are available at a gap of 1-2 hours along the trekking trail.

    • The guide will help with navigating as Trekking Planner Nepal only sends the most experienced guides for doing the passes as doing the passes is considered difficult and requires proper navigation skills.

    • The transportation option is to take a flight back from Lukla or trek from Lukla to Tham Danda and take a jeep from Tham Danda to Kathmandu after completing the trek in the Everest region.

    • Yes, it is entirely possible, and Trekking Planner Nepal welcomes the trekkers for customization of the trip as it provides us with a new way of working, so we are entirely open to including or combining other trekking routes like the Renjo la Kongma la or any other places our clients and trekkers wish for.

    • Yes, there are cultural events during spring and autumn, like Dashain tihar mani Rimdu Lhosar and other more local cultural events at the monasteries of the Everest region.

    • The expectation for guides and porters to tip at Everest region depends upon the happiness and satisfaction of the trekkers. Still, guides and porters would be experiencing tips after the completion of the trek.

    • Trekking planner Nepal arranges helicopter evacuation procedures in case of emergencies at the trekking trail of Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek. The process is that either the client has to bear the cost of evacuation or the insurance company has to pay the cost of evacuation.

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      Everest Base Camp & Cho La Pass

      We had another great trek with trekking planner! I have trekked 3 times with them in Nepal and everytime Dipak and everyone in the company have been extremely helpful and everything has been well organised! Our guide was Ananta and he did a great job in supporting us and making sure we could do everything we wanted despite some challenges. We were able to go to Everest Base Camp, Chola Pass and Gokyo Ri. If you want to do the EBC trek or something similar then I would definitely recommend Trekking planner and Ananta because they are so well organised, professional and supportive. Thank you!

      Sam BBelgium,Apr 16, 2024
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      Everest Base Camp + Chola Pass

      We had an amazing experience with trekking planner! We have gone with them twice now and everything was perfectly organised for us. Our guide was Ananta and thanks to him we had an excellent trip. He is very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of good advice for our time in the mountains. He also was so kind, patient, supporting and helpful at all times and adjusted our journey according to our needs. We were able to go to Everest Base Camp, Chola Pass and Gokyo Ri! This was the second time with Ananta as our guide and I can only recommend going with him and booking your trip through trekking planner. We had a wonderful time with them. Thank you for everything!

      Maria PBelgium,Apr 16, 2024
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