Gokyo with Cho La Pass Trek is one of the most adventurous trekking destinations in the Everest region of Nepal. The trek offers dramatic views of Mount Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8414m), Cho Oyu (8188m), and other famous snow-capped mountains. From the amusement of wildlife of the Sagarmatha National Park to the ancient culture of Sherpa people, this trek is a remarkable mix of natural and cultural glory. The serene blue water of Gokyo Lake in the midst of the Himalayas is simply breathtaking. Moreover, the towering Cho La Pass and EBC on the way are the major highlights of this trek.
After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you head to your respective hotel. The second day is scheduled for sightseeing and trek preparation. On the third day, you will take a short scenic flight of 35 minutes from Kathmandu to Lukla. Once at Lukla, our real trekking begins. Along with the Dudh Koshi River flowing on the edge, you will start your trek towards Phakding crossing few suspension bridges and beautiful waterfalls. The trail now passes through Namche Bazaar and proceeds towards Dhole Village. The trek through the Sagarmatha National Park ensures plenty of interesting interactions. Enjoying a stunning view of Ama Dablam (6856m) and Lhotse (8414m), you’ll now ascend towards Machhermo. If you are lucky, you might encounter endangered wildlife such as musk deer, red panda, wild monkey, Himalayan Thar, and so on. Getting familiar with the unique culture and tradition of Sherpa and Gurung people, ascent to Gokyo will be a pleasant one where you will get the sublime view of three Gokyo Lakes, which includes Longponga, Taboche Tsho, and Gokyo Lake. After a hike to Gokyo RI (5360m), you will further ascend towards Cho La Pass (5420m) and the Everest Base Camp. Finally, following the same trail, you will return to Namche from where you will take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. March to May (spring) and September to December (autumn) are the best time for this trekking.