Gokyo-Ri Everest Base Camp trek via Chola-La Pass

Trip Facts

Trip Code
Trip Duration
18 Day(s)
Trekking, Culture
Start Point
End Point
Max Altitude
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
March-May, Sep-Nov
Diffic. Level
Accomodations & Meals

  • 3 Nights 3-Star Hotels
  • 14 Nights Tea Houses
  • Daily Breakfasts
  • 14 Lunches and Dinners
  • Water (Pay extra on the trek)
Locations Covered

Trip Highlights

  • Spectacular view of peaks over 8000m including Mt. Everest (8848.86m)
  • High Suspension bridges, Mani stones, and prayer flags
  • Gokyo Lake, hidden Gokyo Valley,  Chola Pass (5367m)
  • Stunning view of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu from Gokyo Ri
  • Impressive views of Khumbu Icefall


"Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Lakes is the unique combination of the Everest region trek that reaches must-see places including spectacular close-up views of the world’s famous Mt. Everest. EBC Trek via Gokyo Lakes includes the trek to Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, Chola Pass, and Gokyo Ri within 15 days. "

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes 

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass is one of the adventurous treks that cover the beautiful Lakes of Gokyo, a traditional trek to Everest Base Camp, and an excellent occasion to experience the beauty of the world’s highest peaks and freshwater lake in the world. During the Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo Lakes, the Gokyo Lakes are another highlight besides Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar (5545m) – two of the highlights of the Standard Everest Base Camp Trek (12 Days)


Gokyo-Ri Everest Base Camp trek via Chola-La Pass is an extended Mount Everest Base Camp trek trip. Trekking into the Gokyo Valley is a consequence trek that has to be made via Chola–La Pass to reach Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC). The trail to Gokyo is thrilling enough but going via Chola – La Pass is exciting in the mountainous region. You slowly walk up the valley and go towards the green forest. We see many different species of Flora and Fauna throughout the woods, where you see deer and plenty of rhododendrons. We cross through fascinating villages such as Khumbu, Khunde, and Khumjung. After we get to Khumjung Valley, we get apart from the busy route towards the quiet town of Phortse Tenga. Eventually, we will find ourselves destinations of Chola-La Pass and Everest Base Camp (EBC). Gokyo-Ri Everest Base Camp trek via Chola-La Pass also allows you to see the scenic views of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho-Yu, etc. The trek offers fantastic views of isolated Gokyo and gorgeous turquoise lakes as we hike to the Gokyo Ri.


Permits for Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo

Similar to the Standard Everest Base Camp Trek, you will require TIMS and National Park Fee that can be prepared before or during the trek.


How to begin your Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo?

You will begin your trek to Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lakes taking a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Alternatively, you can start your hike by taking a Jeep ride from Kathmandu to Salleri or Jiri. Learn more about how you get to Lukla from Kathmandu.


Accommodation and Meals

Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo lakes is a teahouse trek in which you will seep into a basic room with twin sharing beds and toilets that are usually shared and outside the teahouse. Blankets are provided; however, bringing your sleeping bag or liner is suggested to keep you warm. You can hire a sleeping bag in Kathmandu or get it from home.

Regarding meals during trekking, you will get three sit-down meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Breakfast and Dinner will be provided at the teahouse and lunch en route. There are various options like Dal Bhat, Mo: Mo, Fried Noodles, Soups, Fried Rice, and Chinese and continental dishes such as Spring rolls, Spaghetti, Steaks, etc. for your lunch and Dinner. You will also find meat on the menu. However, we recommend you stay away from the heart at a high altitude because all the meat has to be carried by Yak or on foot, so freshness can not be guaranteed.


Wi-Fi and Telephone

With the rapid development of information technology, the internet with Wi-Fi facilities is available in most teahouses. However, the speed of the internet could be slow. If you want to speak with your family back home, you can also use the SAT phone, which is available in the teahouse. Nowadays, you can buy a SIM Card in Kathmandu and use it during trekking; but you may not bet a good network at every stop.


Cost for Indian and Nepalese Citizens

The ”Everest Base Camp via GokyoTrek” trekking cost (accommodation, guide/porter fees, food) remains the same. However, flight fares and permit fees (less than the other citizens) make it cheaper than for foreign citizens. The cost will be less than 200 US dollars than the standard quotation mentioned on the package. Ask us for the updated price for the Gokyo Valley Trek with EB” to the Indian and Nepalese trekkers.

Itinerary Expand All

Arrive in Kathmandu and settle into your accommodations.

Explore the cultural wonders of Kathmandu Valley with guided tours to iconic landmarks.

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) -Phakding {2610n} this takes about 30 minutes for the flight & trek for 3-4 hrs

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) Trek for 5 to 6 hours

We rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and do some helpful excursions around the area.

Namche Bazaar to Dole (4, 110m.) – Trek for 5-6 hours

Dole to Machhermo (4410m) trek for 5-6 hours.

Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m) Trek for 4-5 hours.

Gokyo Valley: 2nd Acclimatization Day to chill out (Hike to Gokyo Ri-5357m/17,570)

Trek/climb from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5340m) and trek back to Thaknak (4650m) via Gokyo village which takes about 6-7 hours.

Thaknak to Cho-la Pass (5, 367m.) – Lobuche (4,950m.) Trek for 8-9 hours.

Lobuche – Gorak Shep [5170 m/16,961ft] – Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] / Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft) – Gorak Shep: Trek for 6-7 hrs

Ascend from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek to Pheriche (4250m.) Trek for 7-8 hours

Pheriche to Tyangboche (3850m) Trek for 7-8 hours.

Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) Trek for 5-6 hours.

Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m) Trek for 5-6 hours.

Take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Depart from Kathmandu to your destination.

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What's Included ?

  • Airport Pick up and Drop Services
  • 2 Nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • All necessary permits such as TIMS, National Park Fee
  • All nights’ Lodge or tea house accommodation while trekking
  • 3 times meals in a day such as Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Duffle Bag
  • Medical Kit First-Aid Bag
  • English Speaking Professional license holder Local Guide
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight and domestic airport taxes including guides
  • One porter for every 2 trekkers including his entire expenses
  • Staff insurance, Salary, necessary equipment, Food, and accommodation
  • Rescue Arrangements but Not the bills.

What's Excluded ?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Extra Night in Kathmandu because of  early arrival, late departure, or early arrival from the mountain than scheduled itinerary
  • All types of trekking gear
  • Any drinks such as hard or soft
  • Personal Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Rescue operation charges
  • International Airfare To and From Kathmandu
  • Tips for Supporting Staff, etc.

Customer Reviews

Riju J . Oct 27, 2018
Your Worry-Free Trekking Partner in Nepal

I had a great 15 days Trek to Everest Base camp and Chola pass, When I look back Anup from Himalayan Windows and my Sherpa Sonam and Porter Mankumar played a big role in making my trip a well-organized and worry-free. I really thank full to Anup to be available to me from Day 1 of meeting him online and answering all my questions and give me the confidence to…

I had a great 15 days Trek to Everest Base camp and Chola pass, When I look back Anup from Himalayan Windows and my Sherpa Sonam and Porter Mankumar played a big role in making my trip a well-organized and worry-free.

I really thank full to Anup to be available to me from Day 1 of meeting him online and answering all my questions and give me the confidence to do my first Himalayan trek.

I would recommend Himalayan windows to everyone who is looking for a worry-free experience, especially for first-timers who may have a lot of questions and don’t have the confidence. Anup is very patient in explaining all your questions and will make you comfortable and ensure your needs are fully taken care, he is 100% reliable and committed to make your trip a memorable one

Thank You, Anup again for all your support

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Payment: A deposit of 30% of the total tour cost is required to book the tour with Himalayan Windows (HW). The remaining balance is to be paid three days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made via Wire Transfer or Credit Card. All credit card payments are securely processed and a bank fee applies.

Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, there will be no cancellation fee. If the cancellation happens within 29-4 days prior to the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount will be applied. Cancellations occurring within 3 days or less of the start date or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.

Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.

Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.

Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.

HimalayanWindows strongly recommends that anyone planning to travel in the Himalayas purchase Travel Insurance. This policy will provide coverage in the case of medical emergencies, evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, and last-minute tour/ticket cancellations. Having this protection in place will help ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.


Everest Base Camp is one of the world's famous trekking destinations. Every mountain lover dreams of scaling the base camp of mighty Everest. There are several trekking routes in the Everest Region, and the EBC trek is the most popular one. We have prepared the Top 10 FAQs on Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) in Nepal based on our previous trekkers' experiences. If the given FAQs are not helpful enough,… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nepal Tour and Trekking Do I Need A Visa To Enter Nepal? Yes, all foreigners, Except Indians, need a Nepalese visa to enter Nepal. Most nationals can get an on-arrival visa at the TIA airport. However, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to have a valid passport, some… Read More »

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