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      • Adventure on both scenic sides of high Khumbu valley with amazing views
      • Walk into beautiful Gokyo valley enriched with 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 high Chola-la pass
      • Amazing landscapes views with mountains and towering hills within Khumbu
      • Enjoy local villages traditional farm and visiting its interesting monasteries

An advantage of booking trip with Royal Nepal Group 

      • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
      • First aid kit box
      • Royal Nepal Group sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags for porter, 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 and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.


    •     Local experts plan your itinerary
    •     Friendly and fast customer service
    •     Personal care and attention
    •     Your safety is our number one priority
    •     We speak several languages (English, French, Spanish and Chinese)
    •     Award-winning company with rave reviews
    •     As a courtesy, Royal Nepal Group informs your country’s embassy that you are traveling with us. In the event of an emergency, your embassy will be able to reach you quickly.
    •     We have extensive experience and local knowledge
    •     We are always available 24/7 with on-ground support in Nepal
    •     We cater to every budget
    •     No booking fees and Hassle-Free Booking
    •     We accept last minute booking
    •     we accept instant booking and online payment
    •     We care about local welfare and take care of our guides and porters
    •     We use local guide and porter for your trip

Trip Introduction: 19 Days Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking

19 Days 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 the 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 Himalaya. 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 Himalaya. The trek starts with the scenic flight over rolling hills which give way to the lofty Himalayas. We follow serpentine rivers and trek through the settlements en route 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 19 Days 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 acclimatisation place for the 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 marvellous mountain scenery from the pass. Immerse yourself in the unique culture and tradition of 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 over the challenging pass, you shall traverse through unique settlements of Gokyo, DoleMachhermo, 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 acclimatisation, 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 Royal Nepal Group for professional service, an experienced guide, amazing porters, 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.

Important Note

  • This trip departure every day of the year
  • This trip is fully customisable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re travelling solo or private 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 


Itinerary Disclaimer

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.


Climate and Weather-Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking :

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to 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 in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 3,000 m.

Other months from September to November another great times for treks around Kanchenjunga base camp and other areas of Himalaya, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.


Best Seasons for Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking:

Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek can be done nearly all months of the year. However, the best time is from March to May, in spring season, and from mid- September till December, months during autumn and pre-winter season.


March to May is lovely time with enough day lights and sunshine. When high hills with forest of tall trees and bush of rhododendron will be in full bloom with other wildflowers, make this trek more interesting and special.

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

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

Some people might be interested to trek during low season of wet monsoon. Most days are cloudy that obstructs views of peaks, encountering less and few numbers of trekkers during rainy season of Mid June till Mid-September, but very lush and greens with enough moistures that supports with 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-Everest Base Camp Gokyo Cho La Pass:

Sherpa are the natives of Everest and other higher Himalayan region, the word “Sherpa” comes from Tibetan language. As East for Sher and Pa means people, where Sherpa migrated around high Himalaya of Nepal around Mid-East and Far Eastern Himalaya 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 villages, one can find a monastery, some are older of more than 500 years like the “monastery of Thame and Pangboche villages”, whereas the famous monastery of Thyangboche was much older which was destroyed by huge fire in 1991 and been built to its original shapes.

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

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


Travel Insurance:

Royal Nepal Group strongly advises and recommends all clients to purchase Travel as well Medical Insurance against unforeseen circumstances that might arise or occur during your Himalayan holidays, where Travel & Medical Insurance should obtain through World Nomads Travel Insurance for your upcoming holiday in Nepal Himalayan destinations.


Whilst all our hikes, trekking, tour programs with itineraries where accommodation are all set in respective Hotels / Lodge / Home Stay, Guest House and Resorts even camping in some remote area as per the set program itinerary. Some days could be longer or could be shorter depending upon the fitness of the clients, availability of vehicle on time, flight delay, cancellation, unfavorable bad weather and roads or trail condition. Trekking Planner request Clients on booking to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance is compulsory undertaking any tour and treks. 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 condition and 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.


Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness can affect anyone. At high altitude, 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.


Washing and Toilet facilities for the Gokyo Cho La Pass Trekking:

All guest houses offer hot showers, which can be a shower stall or a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude 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 warm bowl of water.

Toilets are mainly Asian style squat toilets. 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 rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet room.


Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/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 the customs. Dinner and enjoy the warm hospitality of the hotel staffs. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

Day 2

Full day in Kathmandu

The exploration of this culturally rich capital city of Nepal and its heritages in a 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 holy Bagmati River, get blessings from the sadhus draped in saffron and holding trident, and feel the 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.

Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

Day 3

Flight to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35m and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk

Today an early morning transfer to the airport for 35min short but scenic fight 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 few up and down along the Dudh Koshi River. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk

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

Day 5

Rest day at Namche Bazaar

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

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche (3860m/12632ft) 4-5 hrs walk

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.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 7

Trek to Dingboche (4350m/14272ft) 4-5 hrs walk

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

Day 8

Rest day Dingboche

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

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche (4910m//16109ft) 4-5 hrs walk

From Dingboche the trail diverts towards the north, the path is gradual up for about 40 -50 minutes as you come to a mani-prayer Stupa, from here the trail is begin gentle, with the nice view of Pheriche village. Today's walk offers the beautiful view of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the 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 minutes 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 for overnight.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 10

Trek to Gorakshep(5180m/16995ft) 3-4 hrs walk and Everest Base Camp (5364m/17600ft) 2-3 hrs walk

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.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 11

Trek to Kala Pattar (5545m/18193ft) 2-3 hrs walk and to Dzonglha (4830m/15847ft) 4-5 hrs walk

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

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 12

Trek to Thangan (4700m//15420ft) 6-7 hrs walk via Chola pass (5420m/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.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 13

Trek to Gokyo (4750m/15584ft) 4-5 hrs walk

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

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 14

Full day in Gokyo

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

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 15

Trek to Dole (4200m/13780ft) 4-5 hrs walk

After a wonderful time in the 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.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 16

Trek to Namche (3440m/11286ft) 4-5 hrs walk

Today after breakfast the trail star with big descend till Phortse Tanga than ascend to the Mongla dada from where the trail goes slow down all the way to Namche. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 17

Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 5-6 hrs walk

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

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 18

Fly back to Kathmandu-(1350m/4430ft)-Hotel

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

Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

Day 19

Final departure

Transfer to the international airport for next destination flight.

Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee


    • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
    • Welcome and farewell dinner in an authentic restaurant
    • 03 night twin/double sharing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
    • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
    • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
    • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
    • twin/double shearing 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
    • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary


    • Your Nepal Visa fees 
    • All the International air fare 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 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 itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights accommodation.
    • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
    • The tips to the trekking crews and drive
    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control

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