Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek is the adventurous trek in Khumbu region. It combines the Everest base camp with Gokyo Valley and Cho La pass at an altitude of 5420m. This trek is one of the challenging treks. It gifts you the great views of Khumbu icefall.
Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo trek starts with 30 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You will start your trek from Lukla following the DudhKoshi River valley. Then you will ascend to Namche Bazar which is the famous and busiest place is the trade center for Sherpa people. The duration of this trek is 18 days. You will pass through lush forests of pine, rhododendrons, high passes, beautiful villages, and waterfalls. You will pass through Sagarmatha National Park which has been listed in World Heritage by UNESCO.
You can observe different flora and fauna in this national park. You will see wildlife like Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Tahr, Mountain goat, etc and birds like pheasant, Lophophorus, hawk, munal, and so on. You will see the outstanding views of mountains like AmaDablam (6856m), Mt. Lhotse (8511m), Mt. Nuptse (7879m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), and Mt. Makalu (8485m).
The trek takes you through a beautiful vantage point of Kala Patthar standing at an elevation of 5500m provides you the marvelous view of Mt. Everest (8848m).
You will also visit beautiful Sherpa villages like Namche, Phakding, Tengboche, Lobuche, Pheriche, and many more. Sherpa people will welcome you with a warm greeting. You will get to know about their lifestyle, culture, and tradition. You will also encounter local homes, bridges, monasteries, temples, colorful Tibetan flags, etc. The local gives you the delicious food and they have also managed ‘Teahouse’ for accommodation. You will visit one of the important monasteries of Buddhist, “Tengboche Monastery”.
It is the famous monastery of this region has been listed in World Heritage by UNESCO. You will also reach the Gokyo Valley which is the valley of aquamarine glacial lakes. You will observe a Gokyo Lake, a set of 19 high mountain lake at a height if 15400 ft – 16400 ft. Another highlight of this trek is Cho la Pass which is the biggest challenging during this trek. It is a high altitude trek.
The best time to hike Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo trek is in the spring season (March, April, and May) and autumn season (September, October, and November). In these seasons, the weather is moderate and the temperature is warm, you will be able to see clear views of mountains. During this season, the Everest region will be full of trekkers and it is the best season to see natural beauty.
You can also trek during monsoon season (June, July, and August) but you should be prepared for difficulties as the trial get muddy and slippery.
We welcome you to explore the adventure of the Everest region of Nepal. Start packing for your journey to Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek.