Everest Circuit (Gokyo Cho la Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek)

Gokyo Cho la Pass Gokyo Lake sits at an altitude of 4,750 m at the side of the Ngozumpa Glacier,the largest in the Nepal Himalaya. From a ridge above the lake, the great peaks of Cho Oyu (8153m), Everest, Lhotse and Makalu (8481m, the fifth highest mountain in the world) can be taken in at one sweep. The emerald surface of the lake spreads out far below and there are stone-walled pastures on its shores. The trail starts at the air strip of Lukla and follows the Dudh Koshi River through stretches of forest and over log bridges. Load-carrying yaks grunt past and you have your first glimpse of Everest through a clump of trees. Namche Bazaar is the Sherpa capital and the center of activity in the Khumbu region. Its terrace of houses set in a horseshoe-shaped hollow dramatically comes into view as you round a bend.

After exploring around Gokyo, we will cross Chola Pass which lies between Dragnag (4700m) and Dzongla (4830m). From here we will carry on our trek to Lobuche along the Khumbu Glacier, the gateway to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar (5545m ), Kalapathar offers the best vantage point for viewing Everest.

The Sherpas have historically been herders and traders and Namche Bazaar was the staging point for business trips into Tibet. We will also be visiting the school in Khumjung village which was built by Sir Edmund Hillary for the Sherpa children and Tengboche Monastery, the focus of Sherpa Buddhist devotion, sits at an elevation of 3,867m with Ama Dablam (6856m) as a magnificent backdrop.

Trip Highlights: Visiting world heritage sites in Kathmandu, Exciting and Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Majestic view of Himalayas from Gokyo Ri:- Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Cho-Yu, Lotshe, Amadablam, Pumori, Thamserku., Remarkable views of Crystal Gokyo lake & Glacier, Crossing world famous pass Cho-La Pass(5420meters), Sherpa village, Tengboche monastery.


Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 20 days Trek Duration: 15 Days Accommodation: Camping or Lodging
Highest Point: Kalapattar (5550m) Season: Sept - Nov / Feb - May Grade: Challenging
Activities: Trekking Price on Request

Gokyo Cho La PassMap of Gokyo Cho La Pass Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport, pick up by our private vehicle, and transfer to the hotel. O/N Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing, including the Buddhist stupa of Boudhnath, Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Patan Durbar Square, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. O/N Hotel

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,795 m) and trek to Phakding (2,610m). O/N Lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Namche (3440m) O/N Lodge.

Day 05: Namche Rest and Acclimatization day (visit Khunde and Khunjung) O/N Lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Dole (4110m) O/N Lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4470m) O/N Lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4790m) O/N Lodge.

Day 09: Early morning visit Gokyo Ri and afternoon visit 5th Lake. O/N Lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Dragnag (4700m) O/N Lodge.

Day 11: Cross Chola pass and trek to Dzongla (4830m) O/N Lodge.

Day 12: Trek to Lobuje (4910m) O/N Lodge.

Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep and visit Everest Base Camp O/N Lodge.

Day 14: Early morning hike to Kalapattar (5550m) and trek to Dingboche O/N Lodge.

Day 15: Trek to Tengboche (3860m) via Pangboche O/N Lodge.

Day 16: Trek to Namche (3440m) O/N Lodge.

Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2,795 m) O/N Lodge.

Day 18: Flight to Kathmandu (1,300m). Transfer to hotel. O/N Hotel.

Day 19: Kathmandu – Time on your own - sightseeing can be arranged. O/N Hotel.

Day 20: Last day of trip.


  • Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers.
  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu similar to 3 star (upgrade option available) on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
  • Sightseeing tour with English speaking city guide and all monument fees.
  • Basic comfortable Mountain lodge on trek.
  • Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu flight.
  • Domestic airport tax.
  • 1 porter for each 2 members to carry their baggage (includes their food, accommodation and daily wages).
  • 1 Sherpa English speaking guide for entire trek days (includes their food, accommodation and daily wages).
  • Guide and porter insurance.
  • Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Permit.
  • Down Jacket, Sleeping bags (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • Duffel/kit bag (to put your trekking gear during the trek) can take after the trek as a souvenir.


  • Meals (During the trek meals are easily available in the lodges that you are staying).
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and mineral water.
  • Your travel insurance (mandatory).
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (Can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, requires 2 passport size photos and US$ 40 or equivalent in any other currency)
  • Tipping.
Fixed Departure Dates for 2017 Fixed Departure Dates for 2018
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For booking and inquiries please contact us: trekinnepal@wlink.com.np & trekandtours@mail.com.np

Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. This is guideline showing tea house or tentative camp night stops. For price and further information contact us at our email: trekinnepal@wlink.com.np