$ 1650
Gokyo Lakes Trek
Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek 4
Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek 3
Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek 1

Adventure, high altitude snowcapped mountains and serene Himalayan lakes the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking offers it all! Trekking in the Khumbu region home to some of the world’s highest mountains is just amazing. While visiting the famous four lakes of Gokyo one can see Mother Nature at its best. The Gokyo Cho La Pass trekking brings trekkers through alpine forests, Sherpa villages, and rocky trails. Furthermore, we cross the Cho La Pass and visit the beautiful blue lakes of Gokyo.

Trip Highlights

  • Exciting mountain flight from and to Kathmandu
  • Namche Bazaar gateway of Mt. Everest
  • Sherpa culture and lifestyle in Khumjung
  • Tranquil Gokyo lake
  • Sunrise view from Kalapatar and Climbing Gokyo- Ri (5483m/17984ft)
  • Great views of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu and other mountains from Gokyo Ri
  • Cross the amazing Cho La Pass
  • Excursion to the fifth lake
  • Ngozumpa Glacier, one of the world’s biggest glacier


Every adventure has a purpose, for nature lovers and mountaineers. The Gokyo Cho La Pass aims to reach the Cho La and the Gokyo lakes. But this is not all that this amazing trek through Gokyo offers. A similar trail leads up to the Everest Base Camp. Here we encounter the traditional mountain climbers of Nepal called the Sherpa. As so the Gokyo Cho La Pass trekking lets you enjoy the cultural aspect of the Khumbu region in Nepal.

During the trek, many villages come by where our Peregrine Treks & Expedition guide will explain you about the unique lifestyles and traditions of these legendary mountain people. The views during this trek are unimaginable, the highest mountain in the world Mt. Everest accompanied by its neighboring snowcapped mountains will come more than once in sight. The glacial rivers and lakes together with the alpine forests give color making this a natural paradise. During the stay at Gokyo, trekkers can enjoy a hike up to Gokyo Ri. Here we enjoy the landscape and panoramic views. Others can explore around Gokyo lake and discover its unique ecosystem!

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Routes

As every tour or trek in Nepal the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek starts from Kathmandu the capital of Nepal, from here the journey takes us on the same path towards EBC or Everest Base Camp. Reaching up in Namche Bazaar a gateway Sherpa village an acclimatization day is held to get used to the altitudes. The Peregrine Treks & Expedition staff will always be there to assist if you are suffering from any type of lightheadedness or stomach cramps please notify directly so that our experienced staff can take the necessary measurements for your recuperation. Trekking further up high to the Everest View Hotel known as the highest hotel on earth provides spectacular views of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range. Crossing the Cho La Pass will live up to all its expectations as we reach closer to Gokyo and its beautiful lakes.

The Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek gives a feeling of peace and calmness. A perfect way to reflect on yourself and see the beauty of nature. In this region, the Peregrine Treks & Expedition team organizes other packages as well. The Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Short Trek, Gokyo Ri Trek, The Everest Three Pass Trek as well as the Lobuche Peak Climbing and the Pumori Peak Climbing. Don’t miss the best of Mother Nature and trek the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek!

Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1338 m/ 4390 ft)
Day 02 Fly to Lukla ( 2800 m. 9184 ft) and trek to Phakding (2652 m./8700 ft)
Day 03 Trek to Namche Bazar (3440 M/11283 ft)
Day 04 Namche Bazar to Everest View Hotel and return back to Namche for acclimatization
Day 05 Trek to Tengboche (3860 M)
Day 06 Trek to Dingboche (4410 M)
Day 07 Dingboche (5100 M)
Day 08 Trek to Lobuche (4910 M)
Day 09 Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorekshep
Day 10 Climb Kalapattar (5545 M) and return back to Dzongla (4830)
Day 11 Trek to Dragnak or Thangna via crossing Cho La Pass (5420 M)
Day 12 Trek to Gokyo Lake (4790)
Day 13 Climb Gokyo Ri (5483 M) and trek to Dole
Day 14 Trek to Namche
Day 15 Trek back to Lukla
Day 16 Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 17 Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 18 Departure

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Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking Itinerary & Other Details

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1338 m/ 4390 ft)

  • Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel by our representative
  • Hotel rest / explore the streets of Thamel
  • Trek preparation
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02

Fly to Lukla ( 2800 m. 9184 ft) and trek to Phakding (2652 m./8700 ft)

  • Early breakfast and transfer to the domestic airport
  • 40 minutes scenic flight to Lukla airport aka Edmond Hilary Airport
  • Lodge lunch and crew meeting
  • Trek to Phakding ( +-3 hours)
  • Gentle hike, slowly descending and crossing the suspension bridge
  • Arrival in Phakding for our overnight stay

Day 03

Trek to Namche Bazar (3440 M/11283 ft)

  • Early breakfast and starting of the trek towards Namche Bazaar
  • Pine forest trail with amazing views of Mt. Thamserku at 6,608m
  • TIMS check post at Monjo the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Point
  • Descending down towards the suspension bridge
  • Ascend to the last suspension bridge and then about 2 hours steep climb
  • Reaching Namche Bazaar for our overnight stay

Day 04

Namche bazar to Everest View Hotel and return back to Namche for acclimatization

  • Acclimation day to get used to the high altitude and prevent altitude sickness
  • Explore the village of Namche Bazaar and its unique Sherpa culture
  • Visit the Sherpa museums, Buddhist monasteries or enjoy the German bakery
  • Hike up high to Khumjung for some amazing panoramic views
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar

Day 05

Trek to Tengboche (3860 M)

  • Early breakfast and start trekking towards Tengboche
  • Short climb until the army camp, amazing views of the Mt. Ama Dablam
  • Following the right going trail downwards towards Phunki Tenga
  • Crossing the hanging bridge and steep ascend through rhododendron forests
  • Arrival at Tengboche for our overnight stay

Day 06

Trek to Dingboche (4410 M)

  • Early breakfast and start
  • Descend to Dibuche and a gently flat trek until crossing the Imja Khola
  • Steep trail upwards to Pangboche
  • Enjoy the beautiful views of Amadablam and continue to Somare
  • After reaching Orsho we take the trail towards Dingboche
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Dingboche

Day 07

Dingboche (5100 M)

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Acclimatization day and climbing practice
  • We trek up towards the base of the Nangkar Tshang peak
  • Amazing views of Mt Makalu
  • Return to Dingboche for dinner and overnight stay

Day 08

Trek to Lobuche (4910 M)

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Gentle climb towards the Pheriche Valley
  • About two hours of gradual climbing to Thukla
  • Views along the way of yak pastures, alpine scrubs, Mt Cholotse and Tawoche
  • Continue upwards towards the Thokla Pass
  • Crossing the Gokyo Cho La Pass trail and head further to Lobuche
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Lobuche

Day 09

Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m/11280ft) and EBC (5364m/17549ft) 13km, 7-8 hrs.

  • Early breakfast and departure
  • Hike over stone trails filled with rock and ice towards Gorakshep
  • Health check in Gorakshep and prepare to head for EBC
  • About 3 hours trek to Everest Base Camp
  • Arrival at EBC and victory photo
  • Trek back to Gorakshep
  • Preparation for morning trek to Kalapather
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Gorakshep

Day 10

Gorakshep to Kalapather (5545m/16961ft) and return back to Dzongla (4830m)

  • Early wake up (4am)
  • Hike up to Kalapather for the most amazing sunrise view in the Nepalese Himalayas
  • Descend back down to Gorakshep for breakfast and departure
  • Upwards and downwards trails lead us to Dzongla
  • After lodge check in we hold a briefing about crossing the Cho La Pass the next day
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Dzongla

Day 11

Trek to Dragnak or Thangna via crossing Cho La Pass (5420m)

  • Early wake up and departure (before 5 am)
  • Head up to the Cho La Pass for about 3 hours depending on the weather conditions
  • Short brake at the top of the Pass for those memorable photos and views
  • Head down until reaching Dragnak village that rests next to the south side of Mt. Cho-Yu
  • Overnight stay at Dragnak village

Traveler’s note: depending on our condition and time we have the option to head further to Thangna, please consult with your guide.

Day 12

Trek to Gokyo Lake (4790)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Short walk towards the Ngozumpa Glacier ( longest glacier in Nepal)
  • After crossing the glacier we pass the lakes of Gokyo until reaching the third lake
  • At the third lake we reach Gokyo village
  • Overnight at Gokyo villages

Traveler’s note: Gokyo Lake is one of the biggest and deepest lakes in Nepal, the next day we head out early to climb Gokyo Ri so prepare your flashlights and cameras!

Day 13

Climb Gokyo Ri (5483 M) and trek to Dole

  • Early wake up (4am)
  • Climb up to Gokyo Ri for about 45 minutes
  • Relax and enjoy the amazing 90 degrees views from the top of the Gokyo Ri
  • Head back down to Gokyo and prepare to trek to Dole
  • A 5 hours descend brings us to Dole village
  • Overnight stay at Dole

Traveler’s note: if we have enough time we can head further down to Machermo, the sightseeing points at Gokyo Ri are: Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Yu and Makalu.


Day 14

Trek to Namche

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Descend down for about 5 hours to Namche Bazaar
  • Enjoy the last views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Kangtega and Everest
  • After our lodge check in we can enjoy a farewell party
  • Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar

Day 15

Trek back to Lukla

  • Breakfast and get ready for the last day of trekking
  • We follow the same road backwards passing by Phakding
  • An upwards trail after Phakding leads us to Lukla
  • Overnight stay at Lukla city

Traveler’s note: the next day we fly back to Kathmandu so it is recommended to prepare everything before going to sleep. For flight times please consult with the guide.

Day 16

Fly back to Kathmandu

  • Breakfast and departure
  • A scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu of about 32 minutes
  • Hotel transfer and rest of the is free at leisure to relax from the trek
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu city

Day 17

Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

  • Hotel breakfast and pick up by our driver for sightseeing
  • Sightseeing a full day at:
    • The Famous Hindu Temple Pashupatinath
    • The amazing Buddhist Stupa Boudhanath
    • The Monkey Temple Swayambunath
    • The Royal Durbar Square in Kathmandu
  • A special thank you and farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu city

Day 18


  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Transfer to the international airport about 3 hours before your departure time


  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Bed and Breakfast in three-star category hotel
  • Room in best available lodge and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)during trekking
  • Full day Kathmandu Valley guided sightseeing in private vehicle
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight ticket
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than 5 trekkers
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Guide, porter and other necessary staff salaries, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary Permit and TIMS
  • First Aid Medical Kit or necessary normal medicine
  • Seasonal fruits during trek
  • Farewell dinners
  • All applicable government and local taxes


  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal Expenses like bar bills, telephone bill, laundry etc
  • Tipping for trekking crew members and driver




In Kathmandu: Three-star hotel accommodation (Hotel Moonlight or similar) on twin sharing

In Trekking: Best available guesthouse on a sharing basis

Single Supplement: Available on additional payment of USD 240 (we can’t give a guarantee in all parts of the trekking area)




In Kathmandu: Breakfast and one welcome or farewell dinner

In Trekking area: Three-times meals (breakfast and dinner in the guesthouse and lunch on the way to next destination). American or continental breakfast, Nepalese authentic, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian foods are available.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements



  • No previous trekking or hiking experience required but highly recommended to do physical exercise, jogging prior than a month than tour departure date
  • Positive attitude towards trekking is essential
  • Normally 6-7 hours walk per day but some days need to walk up to 8-10 hours
  • No technical skill required
  • If you have a problem of high blood pressure, heart problem, blood diseases, you need to consult with a doctor before the trek


Best Time to Travel



March, April, May, September, October, and November is the best time to trek but you can do in another month also.


Trip Start Dates and Cost



We have a daily departure for this trek and the cost can vary depends on the required service, group size, etc.


Additional Information



Kindly requested you call us at +9779851052413 or +9779841063000 or email us at info@peregrinetreks.com


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Trip Facts

Duration:18 Days
Group Size:2 to more
Arrival on:Kathmandu
Max Altitude:5545
Accomodation:Three star hotel category in Kathmandu with bed breakfast
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and dinner in trekking area