Everest Base Camp via Gokyo-Ri and Cho-La Pass Trek

Duration: 18 Days   |  3 Reviews

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo-Ri and Cho-La Pass Trek takes you to the isolated core of the Khumbu region. This incredible journey through the mystic Himalaya land takes you to Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo-Ri and Cho La Pass. Trekking on the upper part of the Khumbu region is challenging, but in the company of soaring snow-capped mountains including the almighty Everest, turquoise Gokyo Lakes, Buddhist shrines and monasteries, prayers, wild animals and the warm hospitality of the Sherpas, you will enjoy even the most strenuous of climbs. Setting your foot on the base camp of the tallest mountain in the world is a remarkable life achievement in itself.

In addition to stepping on the Everest Base Camp, Adventure Club Trekking will also take you to Gokyo Ri and KalaPatthar, two of the most important viewpoints in the Khumbu region, both at a higher altitude than the Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp via Gokyo-Ri and Cho La Pass trek explores the highest trek able altitudes of the khumbu region.

Soak in the views of majestic Himalayan spread including Mt. Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse, and Everest, of course!. Tengboche Monastery provides you amazing views of Mt. Ama Dablam among other surrounding mountains and a sense of spiritual freedom as well. Buddhist prayers humming sacred prayers, the smell of Himalayan incense and the sound of gongs, all make Tengboche monastery a spot in the high Himalaya, a place to truly relax and let go.

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo-Ri and Cho La Pass is an ideal trek to pick for trekkers looking for a little extra challenge in the Himalaya, especially for those who want to explore more of remote trails in the Khumbu region.. For novice trekkers with average physical fitness and good health, Everest Base Camp trek-16 days might be a better option.For experienced trekkers with a limited amount of time, Everest Base Camp Short Trek 13 days and Everest Base Camp Trek-14 days are good options.

A typical day on a trek: Live the Experience in words

A typical day on a trek organized by Adventure Club Trek will be exciting, informative, picturesque and lots of fun, of course! Our guides do not believe in hurrying the trekkers during the trip, they take a more leisurely approach which means you can take your time to enjoy the landscapes, take your photos and explore as much of the culture as you’d like. There are, of course, exceptions; times when guides have to hurry a team for safety reasons.

Trekking in the Himalaya is an experience like no other. Experienced, strong, qualified and friendly guides along with porters who carry your luggage make every day of this journey more feasible for you. You have to carry your small regular daypack on trekking days. We start each day with a wake-up morning cup of tea. Then, we pack our bags and sit for a locally made wholesome breakfast before setting off for the trek.

We typically start the day’s hike around 7:00 am-8:00 am, depending on the nature of the day’s trek and duration. We sit for lunch after walking for 3-4 hours. We usually take the lunch break around midday and resume after an hour’s rest. The afternoon trek is usually only up to 2-3 hours long meaning we reach our overnight stay before evening, so, we munch on extra dietary snacks till the dinner is ready. Once we have our dinner (around 6 pm) we are free to explore the adjacent places.

Before going to bed, the group discusses their experience. Later, the guide will brief the group on the next day’s trip plans. If it is too early to go to bed for you, we can engage in some games and fun conversations. Most trekkers prefer playing cards, reading books or learning some Nepalese. We wake up and start the cycle again.


Trip Highlights:

  • Full tour of the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley including the three Durbar Squares, Basantapur, Patan and Bhaktapur
  • Around 35 minutes scenic flight from Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA) to Tenzing-Hillary Airport with the views of some of the world’s highest mountains
  • Get acquainted with the Sherpa culture and their daily lifestyle
  • Acclimatize in Namche Bazaar, the biggest town in the Khumbu Region, also enjoy the amazing view of the majestic Everest from Everest View Hotel
  • Explore the Gokyo Village and from there hike up to Gokyo Ri at 5,364m to enjoy the magnificent views of Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Makalu
  • Also explore the fourth hoy lake, Thonak Tsho
  • Conquer one of the highest passes in Everest Region Cho-La Pass at 5,367m
  • Step foot on Everest Base Camp with views of Pumori, Khumbuste and Nuptse including the Khumbu Icefall on the backdrop
  • Enjoy the best view of Everest from Kala Patthar at 5,545m

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding : Walking Distance. 8km
  • Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar : Walking Distance. 11km.
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga : Walking Distance. 6km.
  • Day 07: Trek Phortse Thanga to Machhermo : Walking Distance. 8km.
  • Day 08: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo : Walking Distance. 7km.
  • Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to Gokyo Ri
  • Day 10: Trek Gokyo to Thagnak : Walking Distance. 4km.
  • Day 11: Trek Thagnak - Cho La pass to Dzongla : Walking Distance. 7km.
  • Day 12: Trek Dzongla to Lobuche : Walking Distance. 6km,
  • Day 13: Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp: Walking Distance. 13km.
  • Day 14: Trek Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar to Pherice : Walking Distance. 16km.
  • Day 15: Trek Pheriche to Namche Bazaar : Walking Distance. 20km.
  • Day 16: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla : Walking Distance. 19km.
  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 18: Farewell, Flight Home

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included (3 Nights).
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek (14 Nights)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their salary,  accommodation,  food, domestic airfare and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag  and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All government and local Taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Clients Reviews

  • noimage
    Hungary Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    Amazing and unforgettable experience


    I had an amazing time with this company. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to trek in Nepal. We went to the Gokyo Valley to climb Gokyo Ri then to the Everest Base Camp. Beautiful scenery, stunning mountains and glaciers that I will never forget. Our guide, Birendra (and also his team) always made sure that we were all right and was looking after us, shared his remarkable knowledge of the mountains, and Nepalese customs and culture. I could not have asked for a better guide! The trek was very well organised from the beginning till the end, we stayed in decent guesthouses and the locals were very friendly. Nepal is beautiful and I'd love to go back to visit other regions and if I do I will definitely use the same company. Thank you so much for the unforgettable experience! Namaste!


  • Balázs N
    Balázs N
    Switzerland Published: Monday, May 19, 2014

    Everest base camp through the most amazing Gokyo Lake


    It was my first time to trek to Everest base camp through the most amazing Gokyo Lake with Adventure Club trek and its team. I found them very professional and friendly with lots of knowledge about local life, villages, culture and mountains. Our guide Birendra ( also owner of company) and his team took care of us as family members and did not let us feel a way from home, we always have had services in time.
    It was a very hard trip for me, because I had got diarrhea in the first dates, because I ate everything together :) I could manage it and made my trip successful, we also climbed Island Peak and it was my great experiences. As i have had incredible time with the team of Adventure club trek and i enjoyed every moment of trek, i would like to highly recommend them.

     Geneva, Switzerland

  • travelwbenefits
    Australia Published: Monday, February 24, 2014

    Booked a 21 day trek


    We booked a 21 day trek with Birendra. We contacted a number of trek companies and we were impressed with the comprehensive and speedy responses. The entire process was done via the internet and we found Birendra to be both honest and reliable. We did not do a lot of comparison pricing however the trek represented great value for money and I have no concerns as to the amount we paid. The trek in February was at the end of winter, and one pass was impassable due to ice / snow.
    The trekking was wonderful and the porters were excellent. We had an issue with the guide, however Birendra sorted out the issues and was always available and there when needed. Birendra went above and beyond what was expected and his personable and ever helpful approach was much appreciated.

    Sydney, Australia

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.

You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
November 13, 2018
November 30, 2018
Available US$ 1497
November 17, 2018
December 04, 2018
Available US$ 1497
November 21, 2018
December 08, 2018
Available US$ 1497
November 24, 2018
December 11, 2018
Available US$ 1497
November 30, 2018
December 17, 2018
Available US$ 1497
PRICE FROM US$ 1497 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1497
  • Trip Duration 18 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
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