Everest Base Camp –Cho La Pass – Gokyo Ri Trek is one of the famous adventure activity in Everest region. Crossing the Cho La Pass (5420m) to reach the Everest Base Camp (5364m) is a thrilling experience. The Cho La High Pass requires some technical skills, but with good fitness and acclimatization, you’ll have nothing to worry about. It is considered by trekkers to be a challenging, yet rewarding package. Throughout the journey, you will see several highest mountains in the world, reaching towards the sky. Some of these peaks include: Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Makalu (8481m), Kanchenjunga (8586m) and more. Gokyo Lake, Valley and Gokyo Ri are also highlights of this trek.
Everest Base Camp – Cho La Pass – Gokyo Ri trekking route includes a trip to the lap of Mt. Everest – Everest Base Camp. For trekkers who want to go a little bit beyond the Everest Base Camp Trek, this route is perfect for you. The trail passes through Lukla, Phakding, Namche bazaar, Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo, Thaknak and then crosses the Cho La Pass to join the usual route of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Those first days, you will find more solitude and beautiful desolation than on the EBC Trek. Passing through the villages, you will enjoy and observe the traditional Sherpa culture, customs and rituals, and enjoy the general hospitality. You’ll also get chances to learn about Tibetan Buddhism as you visit gompas and enjoy the various monuments along the trail. Gokyo Valley is beautifully located near the Gokyo Lake. The attractions on our day hike to Gokyo Ri include: the Everest Himalayan Panorama, the five Gokyo lakes and Ngozumba Glacier. Kalapatthar is another highlight of the trek, in which we get a 360-degree panorama of the Everest region peaks. It is also the literal high point of our trek. After the trail reaches Kalapatthar, we begin the trek down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
Everest Base Camp – Cho La Pass – Gokyo Ri Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather. During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. The Everest Base Camp – Cho La Pass – Gokyo RiTrek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Shepherd Holidays arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.