Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking-19 Days

"Discover the ultimate Himalayan adventure: Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek via Everest Base Camp"
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.

Trip Introduction: Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking-2023,2024

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking 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 intrepid travelers 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 along this  Everest Base Camp Gokyo Valley 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 Thangan. It is here where we will arrive at 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.

19 Days Everest Base Camp Gokyo Valley Cho La Pass Trek route 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 Trekking Route.

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Climate and Weather during Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first weeks of June will be the best time during spring times when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and nighttime as well as in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 3,000 m.

Other months from September to November are another great time for treks around Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking and other areas of the Himalayas when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of the autumn season with extremely cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

Best Seasons for Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking can be done nearly all months of the year. However, the best time is from March to May, in the spring season, and from mid-September till December, months during autumn and pre-winter season.

March to May is a lovely time with enough day lights and sunshine. When high hills with forests of tall trees and bushes of rhododendron are in full bloom with other wildflowers, make this trek more exciting and special.

Most days are clear from morning till late afternoon but can get cloudy sometimes with a chance of snows around higher elevations, and cold in the morning and nighttime (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

Mid-September to December during the autumn/fall season where most days are crystal clear from morning till midafternoon but with short daylights, much colder and freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades, away from sunlight (not adding extra wind-chill factors).

Some people might be interested to trek during the low season of wet monsoons. Most days are cloudy that obstructing views of peaks, encountering less and few numbers of trekkers during the rainy season of Mid-June to Mid-September, but very lush and green with enough moisture that supports more oxygen to help acclimatization, days are longer with sunlight due to summer and monsoon season around Nepal and other Himalayan destinations much warmer than other seasons of spring and autumn.


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

Sherpa are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan regions, the word “Sherpa” comes from the Tibetan language. As East for Sher and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated around the high Himalayas of Nepal around Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalayas range from Eastern parts of Tibet.

Way back more than 400 years of history, the Sherpa normally are farmers and livestock herding like cows and yaks interwoven with strong Buddhism religion and fascinating cultures that you can witness walking around villages.

In every Sherpa village, one can find a monastery, some are older by more than 500 years like the “monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages”, whereas the famous monastery of Thyangboche was much older and was destroyed by a huge fire in 1991 and has been built to its original shapes.

As you walk from one village to another, you will come across many prayer walls and religious monuments of Stupas (domes), with rows of spinning prayer wheels.

Sherpa men-folks were the earlier pioneers as mountain and trekking guides and still held the post to the present.

Washing and Toilet facilities at Gokyo and Everest region

All guest houses offer hot showers, which can be a shower stall or a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitudes there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated for ecological reasons. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water is frozen simply ask your guide to get a warm bowl of water.

Toilets are mainly Asian-style squat toilets. The toilets are outside of your room. You are in the mountains: Cleanliness will vary. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet. Instead, use a rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet room.

Is Travel Insurance required for Gokyo Cho la Pass trek?

Trekking Planner Nepal strongly advises and recommends all clients to purchase Travel as well as Medical Insurance 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.

Whilst all our hikes, trekking, and tour programs with itineraries where accommodations are all set in respective Hotels/lodges/Home Stay, Guest House, and Resorts even camping in some remote areas as per the fixed program itinerary. Some days could be longer or could be shorter depending upon the fitness of the clients, availability of vehicles on time, flight delay, cancellation, unfavorable bad weather, and roads or trail condition. Trekking Planner Nepal requests Clients on booking to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance is compulsory for undertaking any tour and trek. It should include adequate protection for tour/treks duration to cover 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.

In this situation, your selected and chosen tour destination may differ from the program itineraries. 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 has the right to cancel the trips due to unavoidable conditions beyond our control including if the volume of travelers is less than expected as per the trips selected. In this case, please bear with us we will try our best to adjust the itinerary trips 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 Trekking package, which has all-inclusive and no hidden cost except the excluded cost of the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking. In this Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking package, Trekking Planner Nepal covers everything when the payment is made for the booking - permits for Everest Region, accommodation for Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking, maps for Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking, itinerary for Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking and everything, including the guide and porters for Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking is covered.

Traveling and hiking in Nepal with Nepal Trekking Planner means that after paying the booking cost for the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek2023/2024, everything is covered, which is included in the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek itinerary.

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  • 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-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 a private group basis.
  • If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, info@nepaltrekkingplanner.com, Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
  • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
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Departure DateDeparture DateDec 20, 2023 Jan 07, 2024Trip StatusTrip StatusAvailablePriceStarting fromUS$1599
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Essential Info

Suggested Equipment List.

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
  • Day pack.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandals.
  • Sun Hat/cap.
  • Warm woolen cap.
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).
  • Sun glasses.
  • Water bottle.
  • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
  •  Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • 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.

Client Reviews
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    The BEST Nepal trekking company for value, service, and confidence

    Dipak created a custom EBC and Gokyo trek for us followed by safari in Chitwan National park. Excellent pricing and flawless delivery. From the moment we exited the airport to delivery back to the airport nearly a month later, we were taken care of every step of the way by the Nepal Trekking Planner team. They were like family, and our guides were all top notch - which shows just how connected Dipak is. All the accommodations were great. Overall, Nepal Trekking Planners strikes the right balance between value pricing and very good accommodations. We paid $20 more per night for private bathrooms and electric blankets, which made a huge difference for us. Our trekking guide Ananda and porter PJ were superb and so very attentive. Ananda planned our days based on our abilities and kept us at a sustainable pace. Whether a solo trek, a couples trek, or a group trek, we 100% recommend Nepal Trekking Planner - you will have found the best.

    bmanthyUnited States,Nov 15, 2023
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    A Nepali Adventure - Trek with confidence!

    Trekking the EBC and Goyko ridge was truly the experience of a lifetime! We are so appreciative of Trekking Planners for organizing our trip to our specifications and delivering far more than we could have imagined and far exceeding our expectations. Our guide Ananta was so knowledgeable and took very good care of us. Thanks to PJ as our Porter on this 20 day trek. There is a lot to consider when trekking to 18k feet with climatizing, explaining local culture, how to cross a suspension bridge when yaks are also crossing - and so much more! Dipak the owner of Trekking Planners Nepal was very well connected and flexible with our changes and available the whole time and his very friendly staff created an amazing Nepal adventure for us. Arranging flights to and from the trek points Picking us up from the airport 5 hours away when the flights to Khatmandu were rerouted, arranging our lodging and flight/ bus ride to Chitwan for a Safari adventure; Welcome and farewell dinners in Khatmandu where we met other Trekkers and locals. Arranging for tours of temples and UNESCO sites while in Khatmandu, and arranging a fine hotel in the heart of the Thamel area. We arrived during one Festival and left during another - truly a cultural experience! The Nepali people are welcomed with kindness and open arms. The people living in the mountains - accessible only by the trails - have delightful tea houses all arranged for us by our Guide Ananta who met us with warm lemon ginger tea after a day of trekking. We recommend Trekking Planners Nepal. They stand out among the competition for unbeatable attention, service and pricing. We’ll recommend to our friends and would use them again whole heartedly.

    Shea K
    Shea KUnited States,Nov 15, 2023
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