Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake & Cho La Pass

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Chola Pass (5,420 m.) is one of the highest and technical passes in the Nepal Himalayas which can be done with Everest Base Camp trekking. Travelers love to do Everest Base Camp with Chola Pass trekking from the Gokyo side but it also can be done in a reverse way.

Everest Base Camp Trek via Cho La Pass is one of the most alluring as well as challenging treks in Nepal. This 17-day trek combines three of the major attractions of the Everest region which include Gokyo Valley, Cho La Pass, and Everest Base Camp Trek. Crossing the Cho La Pass (5,420 m) to reach the Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) is a thrilling experience. Cho La Pass is one of the highest and most technical passes in the Nepal Himalayas. Thus it is a challenging task in itself. However, with a good fitness level and proper acclimatization, you can successfully cross the pass. Travelers love to do Everest Base Camp via Cho La Pass trekking from the Gokyo side. However, there is also an alternative way to it.

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake & Cho La Pass Overview

Our 17-day trek to Everest Base Camp via Cho La Pass and Gokyo Lake begins after a 35-minute scenic mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, the trail passes through Phakding, Monjo, and Jorsale to reach Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar also known as the Gateway to Everest region is a beautiful city in the lap of the Himalayas. Here, you will have a spare day for acclimatization. Namche Bazaar and a hike to Hotel Everest View offer you some panoramic views of the Everest Region mountains.

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake & Cho La Pass

Namche Bazaar

From Namche, the trail takes us through some beautiful Sherpa settlements such as Dole, Machhermo, and finally at Gokyo Valley. Gokyo Valley is a stunning valley situated just beside Gokyo Lake. A climb to Gokyo Ri, probably, offers a 360-degree panorama of the giant peaks in the Everest region including the top of the world, Mt. Everest. We can also witness the breathtaking view of the Gokyo Lakes and Ngozumpa Glacier which is the largest glacier in Nepal.

Thaknak to Cho La Pass

We continue our trek through Thaknak and then cross the Cho La Pass to join the usual route of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Passing through the beautiful Sherpa villages, you explore and get insight into Sherpa’s culture and enjoy the grand hospitality. Along with that, this trek also provides an opportunity for the trekkers to explore Tibetan Buddhism. On the way, you will visit Gompas and enjoy the ancient monuments along the trail.

The trail then continues through Dzongla, Lobuche to finally reach Gorakshep. Finally, a climb to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp offers you the most astonishing view of the top of the world, Mt.Everest, Cho Oyu ( 8,201 m), and Lhotse (8,516 m), Pumori, Nuptse, and numerous other famous peaks above 6,000 m.

At the moment, you will entirely feel ecstatic that you are deeply in love with the giant peaks. After submitting the Kalapatthar and getting to the Everest Base Camp, we begin to trek back to Lukla passing Lobuche, Pheriche, Tengboche, and Namche Bazaar. After reaching Lukla, we then fly back to Kathmandu.

If the Everest Cho La Pass Trek itinerary is not suited to your time frame, interest, etc, please feel free to contact us. We will be quite happy to tailor an itinerary that suits your requirements, to make sure that you simply have an unforgettable and persistent trek of a lifetime.

Note: The provided hotel is a 2-3 Star Category, which can be customized as per the requirement of visitors. Moreover, the Itinerary is a basic outline of the trekking which can be adjusted and modified upon request.

  • Trip Starts: Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Transportation: Plane
  • Trip Duration: 17 Days
  • Trip Activity: Trekking,Adventure
  • Trekking Guide: Available (Male)
  • Group Size:2 - 20 pax
  • Fixed Departures: Yes
  • Min Age: 12 years or above
  • Security: 100% Guaranteed!
  • Customized Trip Route: Available
  • Best Season: Basanta Ritu (Spring),Sharad Ritu (Autumn)

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake & Cho La Pass Itinerary

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Upon your arrival, one of our representatives will receive and greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport. He will be displaying Adventure White Himalaya Treks (AWHT) signboard outside the airport terminal. You will then be escorted to your representative hotel in our private vehicle.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • driving-icon Driving Hours: 30 minute
  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Hotel
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast

After your breakfast, you will have two choices either trekking preparation or Kathmandu Valley sightseeing. We will do some paperwork, and introduce you to our trekking guide. He will brief you about the trip and also, check your trekking gears and equipment. If you don’t have any trekking gears, you can easily buy or rent them at Thamel.

Another option is Kathmandu Valley sightseeing. You can do a full day sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley with private transportation and English speaking tour guide. Normally in Kathmandu Valley, we will tour to some of the UNESCO listed World Heritage sites including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa & Boudhanath Stupa. After the sightseeing, we will return back to the hotel.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Hotel
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast

Early morning takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the around 40-minute scenic mountain flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla, starting point of this Everest Base Camp Trek via Cho La pass. After reaching Lukla, our guide will brief you and introduce you to your porter. While our Sherpa crews load trekking gears, we will have some time to stroll around Lukla.

After having our breakfast, we began our four hours trek to Pakhding. Firstly the trail descends toward the Dudh Koshi River where we joined the main trail to Namche Bazaar. We walk on a pretty easy trail to Phakding. After a gradual descent, we will arrive at the Cheplung village from where we can get a beautiful glimpse of Mt. Khumbila. From Cheplung, we pass the village of Ghat and continue descending until we reach Phakding.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Phakding.

  • duration-icon Treks Duration:3-4 hour's
  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we continue our trek along the bank of Dudh Koshi River crossing the majestic river many times on the exciting suspension bridge laden with prayer flags. The trail today is full of uphills and downhills. After reaching the village of Benkar, we cross more bridges to reach the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. After entering the Sagarmatha National Park, we continue our trek to Jorsale and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Namche Bazaar with breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and others. Namche Bazar is Gateway to the Everest region. They have lots of internet café, bakery shops, coffee shops, grosser shops, restaurants, and money exchangers.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Namche Bazaar.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After morning breakfast, we start walking towards Dole, another small and magnificent village of this region. The trek starts with this short climbing before we reach the Army camp on the top of Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we will walk on a beautiful and scenic trail towards Kyanjuma village. The trail is perched on a rocky mountain high above the gorge of Dudh Koshi. As we walk towards Kyanjuma, we can witness magnificent views of Thamserku, Kongde, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Mt. Everest. Upon reaching Kyanjuma, the trail divides into two ways: one to Gokyo Lake and another to Everest Base camp.

From there, the trail steeply ascends towards Mong La pass (3,972m). Crossing the Mong La Pass, the trail steeply descend to Khumbila and to Dudh Koshi river. After passing Phortse Thenga, the trail pass through shades of Rhododendron, Juniper, and coniferous trees before reaching Dole.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Dole.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The trial starts will gentle ascending but as usual, we will be walking in front of breathtaking views of the majestic mountains. We may need to ascend slowly as we will be already in the high altitude. The trail passes via scenic settlements like Shawarma. We will be following scenic views by Dudh Koshi valley and some villages on the horizon. It is a scenic walking with steps climbing through the trial is ascending in most of the parts. Machhermo is the last town of this kind before we reach Gokyo. Machhermo is also the place where people in the Khumbu region made their first sight of yeti in 1974 AD.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Machhermo.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we continue our hike towards Gokyo Lake. The trail initially climbs steeply to a scenic ridge that offers a great view of Kangtega. The trails then traverse to a widening valley. we then continue our walk towards Phangka from where the trail again descends to the riverbank of Dudh Koshi River. From that point onwards, the trail climbs steeply as we walk towards the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. As we continue we will come across the first Gokyo Lake. Then, we finally reach the Gokyo Valley. Gokyo Valley is a beautiful mountainous valley located just beside the Gokyo Lake, Dudh Pokhari. Gokyo Lakes is a collection of five lakes which is also the origin of the Dudh Koshi river. As we approach the Gokyo Valley, we enjoy the excellent views of Cho Oyu (8201 m) and the mountains surrounding Ngozumpa Glacier.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Gokyo.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Gokyo Ri is known for its amazing view of the most mountain in the Everest region. This is simply an amazing viewpoint. Hike to the viewpoint for sunrise or sunset is undoubtedly magnificent. We are heading for the sun rising early in the morning. The guide will let you known the time that we will be starting it hike. We will wake up preparing our things and start climbing to this small pick. Gokyo Ri will no doubt give us unforgotten memory for a lifetime. It is one of the most specular places for our adventure. The walk is about 4 hrs. from Gokyo lake. When we reach the top, we will take enough time to take short for our memory before we will descend down to Gokyo Lake again.

Once we get down, we will take a while for our lunch. If interested, we can also explore other lakes around the valley. This is optional and if we are tired, we can simply skip it.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Gokyo.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Gokyo, the trail takes us to the village of Thangnak. After breakfast, we continue our trek to Thangnak. The trial included mostly flat and gentle down so pretty easy. Most of the time we will be walking in and around the glacier. The views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu look closer and fantastic from the rugged trails.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Thangnak.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trust us that it’s one of the toughest days of our adventure. Today, we will be crossing the Cho La Pass which is one of the high passes of this region. The trail climbs steeply until we reach the top of Cho La Pass. In some parts, the trail is quite narrow and rock can be feeling down from the top so we need to be aware of this kind of situation. The top of the passes is decoded by pairing flags. We will also have a touching feels peak situated next to us Mt. Cholatse and Mt. Taboche.

On the top of the pass, the trail is really narrow which will make it difficult to walk. Once we continue further from here, we will have a new view of the valley and village on the horizon. The trail after the pass is mostly downhill. However, the trail goes through the icefall so it can be very icy and slippery. As the trail passes down, amazing views of Ama Dablam are visible. And finally, with a steep descent, we arrive at Dzongla.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Dzongla.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We have a short walk today. The trail is mostly flat and offers us beautiful views of the peak surrounding us. We will be leaving some peaks behind us where a new peak will be welcoming us as well. The trail is mostly on the open space and can be windy sometimes. As we continue our hike, we will meet the trekkers coming to the Tengboche, Dingboche, and Pheriche side. Once we curve and continue the trail from here, we will reach Lobuche. The route will give us memorable views of Nuptse Amadablam, Pumori, Lobuche, etc.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Lobuche.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we will start the trek to Gorakshep. From Lobuche, the trail takes us through the moraine to finally reach Gorakshep. Today, we will be walking in between 4,900 meters to 5,300 meters so we have to walk slow and steady to avoid the risk of AMS.

Once we reach Gorakshep, we will have our lunch and start our hike to Everest Base Camp. The hike will be about 5 hrs. in total. It is one of the longest hardest and important days in our adventure. As we reach the Everest Base Camp, we can enjoy breathtaking views of Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lhotse along with other several peaks. On a lucky day, you will also be able to enjoy some of the avalanches on the other side of Khumbu Glacier which is one of the biggest glacier s in the world. After enjoying our time at the base camp, we will trek back to Gorakshep.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Gorakshep.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On the way hike to Kalapatthar is not easy. It is early morning cold walking in the dark but trusts us it’s enjoyable and it will be one of the memories of your lifetime. Don’t get the slipped in the Icey trial. Depending on the sunrise time your guide will give you the time to start and hiking to reach this beautiful hilltop. Wake up on time and prepare clothes that won’t let you be cold. The hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar is about a two to three hour uphill walk.

Kalapatthar is the best viewpoint to see Everest. To see the majestic view of the sun rising over the incredible Himalayan range including Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m) and Changtse (7,550m, north of the Rongbuk Glacier) is just unexplainable. After soaring the beauty, we will head back to Gorakshep. Then, we will have some breakfast and hike down to Pangboche. We will descend down to Pheriche and reach Pangboche directly.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Pangboche.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we will begin our trek to Namche Bazaar. The trail is pretty easy today as most of the trails are downhill. We will be walking through the beautiful village of Tengboche. Tengboche has the biggest monastery in Khumbu, Tengboche Monastery. And you will have a 360-degree panorama of the Himalayas visible from there. After passing Tengboche, the trail descends down to Phunki Tenga. From there, it’s a steep climb over the rugged trail to meet the trail arching to Gokyo and Namche. From there onwards, the trail is flat and easy to Namche Bazaar.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Namche Bazaar.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Enjoy your time in Namche before we start our short trekking to Lukla. From Namche, it’s mostly downhill until we reach Phakding. From Phakding, it’s gently uphill till Lukla.

As we reach Lukla, we will have a happy ending with some beer and whiskey. Lukla is one of the major towns in this area. It’s your last day with Sherpa peoples so it’s time to give them some gratitude if you are happy with the service it will be expected from your staff and we also recommend you to tips them according to your satisfaction and ability.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Lukla.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We take the early possible flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy another breathtaking flight to Kathmandu the flight is about 40 minutes and will give you small thrilling experience for sure. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can relax and stay in a hotel or explore the town for some shopping for your friend and family members. Once your guide drops you in the hotel, he may leave you can also give him some gratitude if you are really happy with his services. Some trekking customers also invite guide for dinner together in Kathmandu. This can be the last day that you will meet your guide enjoy your last day around the valley.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast

Our journey ends today. One of our team members will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your flight leaves. They will make sure you get there safely and on time.

  • accomodation-icon Accommodation:Guest House
  • meal-icon Meals: Breakfast

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Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake & Cho La Pass Includes/Exclude

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up (Company Name Plate) & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • All your standard Meals during the lodge to lodge during the trek(Breakfasts,Lunches and Dinners).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
  • Nepal Government license on holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests below 25 kg.).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS card for trekking.
  • Sleeping bag by Adventure White Himalaya Treks (AWHT) (which one is need to be returned after the trek).
  • Airfare from Kathmandu Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Adventure White Himalaya Treks (AWHT) duffel bag/kit bag and T-shirt.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses Insurance for guide and porters
  • Salary for guide and porters
  • All information about trekking, tour and expeditions.
  • Certificate of achievement

Cost Exclude

  • International air fare your home Country to Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fees.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Emergency mountain medical rescue (provided by your insurance company please buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal).
  • Meals while not on the trek.
  • Personal Porter Personal expenses such as snacks, all drink, Wi-Fi, hot shower, gear, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.
  • Travel insurance: Travel Insurance covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (you can buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
  • Nepal entry visa: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 30 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
  • Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 90 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

Hint: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips).

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake & Cho La Pass Information

Physical Level and Preparation

Trekking via Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass to reach Everest Base Camp is a challenging route that culminates in one of the planet’s most renowned destinations. Physical preparation is crucial to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. This trek requires a moderate to a high level of fitness because you will be walking for several hours each day and going to high altitudes.

Preparation Tips:

  • Cardiovascular Fitness: Frequent aerobic exercise, such as jogging, cycling, and trekking, will enhance endurance.
  • Strength Training: To take on the difficult terrain, build strength in your legs, core, and upper body.
  • Altitude Acclimatization: Make sure your acclimatization strategy includes rest days to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Pack Light: Make sure your backpack is as light as it gets. Bring only what you need.
  • Mental Preparedness: Mentally prepare yourself for the difficult journey. It’s not just a physical but also a mental battle.

Group Size

Typically, groups of two to twenty people trek to Everest Base Camp via the Gokyo Lake & Cho la pass, accompanied by a team of local staff members and guided by a professional guide. Due to the small, regulated group size, hikers may form stronger bonds and have more personalized experiences.


Simple teahouses to luxurious hotels are available for lodging during the hiking trail, depending on your preferences and what’s available along the way. Here is a list of popular places to stay.

  • Teahouses: These are straightforward, family-run lodges that offer a bed, simple food, and a cozy setting.
  • Lodges: Along the hike, there are settlements with lodges that offer extra facilities like attached restrooms and hot showers.
  • Tented Camps: Tented camps are another option for lodging in distant regions; these provide a more daring experience.


When trekking, it is important to pack light. Bring only a small daypack with the essentials (water, snacks, layers, camera), as your main gear will be carried between lodges by a porter or yak.

Spirit of Travel

It’s more important to enjoy the adventure and the trek on the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake & Cho La Pass than it is to reach the summit. You will witness Sherpa culture, take in breathtaking views, and form lifelong connections with other hikers along the route. This adventure tests your physical limits, lifts your soul, and never fails to amaze and inspire you with the beauty and tenacity of the natural world.

  • The cost of the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake Cho La Pass can vary depending on many factors, including the time of year you choose to trek, how long the trek is, what kind of service you choose, and whether you go alone or with a guide. The following is a typical breakdown of trek costs:
  • Guided trek: A guided trip will typically cost you money for permits, accommodation, food, lifts to Lukla, a guide, and maybe a porter. It is recommended that you trek with a guide for your convenience and protection. The average cost of a guided hike could range from $1,200 to $2,500 per person.
  • Independent trek: Traveling alone will typically be less expensive, but you will need to arrange your housing, meals, permits, and transportation. Hikers on a strict budget can complete the trek for between $1,000 and $1,200, without including equipment and permits.
  • Peak season vs Off season: Trekking tends to be more expensive during the busiest seasons—spring and autumn—due to greater demand. Off-peak seasons like winter and monsoon not only have better weather but also lower prices.


Cancellation Fees

Before beginning the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lake & Cho La Pass, it’s crucial to be aware of any potential cancellation charges in case your plans change. Before booking a reservation, it’s critical to read and understand the tour operator’s cancellation policy because different operators may have different fees. In general, the closer your departure date is, the higher the cancellation fees may be. Consider purchasing cancellation coverage when purchasing travel insurance to reduce potential losses.


  • Pack Light: You can avoid paying porter costs by packing lightly. Bring only clothing and necessities.
  • Local Currency: For modest purchases along the trail, bringing small quantities of Nepalese Rupees is advised. There are ATMs in larger towns like Namche Bazaar.
  • Split Costs: To cut down on individual spending, if you’re traveling in a group, think about splitting the cost of lodging, food, and guides.

What Justifies Getting Insurance?

When planning an adventurous vacation, like a trek across Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass to reach Everest Base Camp, you absolutely must get insurance. Though it could seem like an additional expense, it offers invaluable comfort and security. Here are some compelling reasons to consider purchasing insurance for your hike:

  • Emergency Medical Coverage: Trekking to high altitudes carries some risks, like the possibility of altitude sickness and injuries, like those experienced during the Everest Three High Pass expedition. Travel insurance covers emergency medical expenses, including helicopter evacuation if necessary.
  • Lost or Stolen Property: Personal belongings can be lost or stolen anywhere, even on a hiking trip. Insurance may pay for the cost of replacing lost or stolen property, including electronics, equipment, and passports.
  • Emergency Evacuation: If you have a critical illness or injury, you may need to be transported to a medical center via helicopter. Travel insurance often covers these evacuation costs, despite the fact that they can be costly.
  • Search and Rescue: Insurance may be able to assist with the costs associated with conducting a search and rescue operation in certain, uncommon circumstances.


Trekking across a range of scenery and changing weather conditions to reach Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass is an exciting adventure. Having the appropriate equipment is crucial to ensuring your enjoyment, safety, and comfort during the trip. The following is a complete list of the tools you’ll need:


Small Personal Equipment

  • Backpack: A cozy, well-fitting backpack (30–40 liters) to hold water, snacks, additional clothing, and personal goods, among other everyday necessities.
  • Trekking Boots: Well-made, waterproof, cozy boots that provide supportive ankles.
  • Hiking Socks: Warm, moisture-wicking socks that keep your feet dry and blister-free.
  • Headlamp: For usage at night and in lodges with low lighting, a headlamp with additional batteries.


Personal Pharmacy

  • Prescription Drugs: Please include a copy of your prescription for any prescription drugs you may require.
  • Painkillers: Over-the-counter analgesics such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • Antibiotics: Wide-spectrum drugs to treat common ailments.
  • Medication to prevent diarrhea: Imodium or a comparable drug.
  • First Aid Kit: Contains tweezers, gauze pads, adhesive tape, and antiseptic wipes.
  • Personal Prescriptions: Any other prescription drugs you may need.


Trekking Gear and Clothing

  • Base Layers: Breathable, moisture-wicking base layers for insulation and control of moisture.
  • Insulation: For lower temperatures, a cozy fleece or down jacket.
  • Outer Layer: A windproof, waterproof jacket with a hood to ward off the weather.
  • Trekking Pants: Versatile trekking pants with zip-off legs that are lightweight and quick to dry.
  • Gloves: For cold weather, mittens or gloves with insulation.
  • Hat: For protection from the heat, wear a sun hat or a thick beanie in chilly weather.



Validity of Passport: Make sure your passport valid at the time of travel.

Nepal visa: Most tourists to Nepal require a valid visa in order to enter the country. You can get a visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at other border crossings. The Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home country can provide you with the most up-to-date information as visa rules and costs are subject to change..



  • Altitude Sickness Medications: To help prevent or treat altitude sickness, speak with a healthcare provider about drugs like Diamox (acetazolamide). It’s critical to talk about the right dosage and any possible negative effects.
  • Personal Prescriptions: Make sure you always have a sufficient amount of prescription medications on hand, as well as a copy of the prescription.
  • First Aid Kit: Always keep a simple first aid kit on you that includes bandages, antiseptic wipes, painkillers, and any prescription drugs you might require.
  • Water Purification: To guarantee that you have safe drinking water during the walk, bring tablets or portable water filtration equipment.


Trekking to Everest Base Camp across Cho La Pass and Gokyo Lake offers breathtaking views of Nepal. Nepal is renowned for its majestic Himalayan peaks, kind people, and rich cultural heritage. This is a country guide that covers laws, customs, environment, wildlife, safety measures, and other relevant information for your hike:

Usages & Customs

Honor Local Culture: Nepal is a multicultural country where Hindu and Buddhist traditions coexist. It’s important to honor local customs, which include removing your shoes before entering homes or temples and wearing modestly.

Namaste: In Nepal, it’s usual to greet someone with a polite “Namaste” and a small bow. Acquire a few fundamental phrases in Nepali to improve your communication with people there.


Regarding Your Strolls:

Trekking Licenses: Verify that you have the necessary trekking permits—the Sagarmatha National Park Permit and the TIMS card are crucial for the Everest Base Camp journey.

Teahouse Lodging: Throughout the hike, some teahouses provide food and lodging. It is customary to place food orders at your lodging because these businesses depend on the business of hikers.


Fauna and Flora

Biodiversity: A wide range of fauna, such as snow leopards, red pandas, Himalayan tahr, and other bird species, can be found in the Everest region. Respecting the surrounding ecosystem and fauna is crucial when going on a journey.


Environmental Situation:

Leave No Trace: Reduce your influence on the environment by adhering to the principles of Leave No Trace. This includes eliminating single-use plastics and properly disposing of rubbish.

Local Initiatives: To improve the sustainability of the area, and support neighborhood environmental and conservation efforts.

Minimize Our Carbon Footprint

Hikers are advised to use reusable water bottles and to avoid single-use plastics.

We advocate for hiking with as little fuel as possible and staying at energy-efficient accommodations.

We recommend taking public transit whenever possible as an environmentally responsible mode of transportation.


Preserve Wildlife:

We strongly emphasize the conservation of wildlife and forbid disturbing or endangering it while on the walk.

Our contribution to local conservation efforts keeps the biodiversity of the area intact.


The Commandments of Responsible Travel:

Before the trip

Respect and Research: Find out as much as you can about the local environment, traditions, and culture. Recognize and honor regional customs as a sign of respect for the culture.

Pick Ethical Operators: Make sure that the hotels, tour companies, and other services you choose are firmly committed to sustainable tourism and ethical travel.

Pack With Thought: Only bring what you need and pack light. Reduce waste by staying away from disposable items and single-use plastics.


During the trip

Respect Local Culture: Ask for permission before taking photos, dress modestly, and strike up a courteous conversation with the locals when you visit places of worship or cultural significance.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: To cut down on waste, use reusable items and recycle as much as you can. Place trash in the proper container..

Energy and Resource Conservation: When not in use, turn off the lights, heaters, and air conditioners to conserve resources. Take shorter showers and use less water.


After the trip

Exchange Knowledge: Share your knowledge about and experiences with responsible travel with others in order to promote moral behavior when traveling.

Think and Learn: After your journey, think back on how you can make your future travels more responsible.

When it comes to the responsible tourism initiatives of hotels and tour operators, constructive criticism should be addressed in a positive direction.


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Why not stay a little longer, and make your trip even more unforgettable, by choosing one of our extensions?

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake & Cho La Pass Reviews

5.0 Based on 44 Reviews
Azmi Bin Mohd (Malaysia )

My Third time in Nepal

My 3rd time trip in Nepal with Adventure White Himalaya.
Nice guide, nice porter, nice service, good communication

Edmund Lim

Truly amazing trek I ever had

I have an amazing trip with adventure white himalaya trek, very responsible boss Mr Ganesh and super portal/guide Mr Keshab. I truly appreciate for all the good taken care of. They are very experienced and professional, not to worry even you come alone. Adventure white is always your choice

Adri Jacobs (South Africa)

You made my dream come true: EBC and 3 Passes

After summiting Kilimanjaro, I was looking for my next adventure. Thank you Adventure White Himalaya Treks, owner Ganesh and Guide, Keshab for a dream and bucket list item come true. From the communication prior to the Trek back in South Africa, to fetching me at the airport and transporting me to a great hotel . Superb and persistent service……and then of to Lukla Airport for the start of a 2 week journey. I did the Everest Base Camp and the 3 Passes.
I am typing this review on my Hotelbed back in Kathmandu with a huge smile and great satisfaction. A dream come true.
The whole journey was well planned and executed to perfection. This team is super professional.
Ganesh for leading this company and Keshab, my guide, was absolutely finominal.
I could not have asked for a better Team than Adventure White Himalaya Treks.
I give them a 10 out of 10 and would recommend them to any one or group interested trekking in the Himalayas to make your dream come true.

Dherei Dherei Dhanya Bhat to the team of Adventure White Himalaya Treks in Katmandu.

Now I can fly back home with an unforgettable experience.

Chai HH

Very Good Trekking Experience with Adventure White Himalaya

Did Annapurna Base Camp Trek via PoonHill with Adventure White Himalaya. Overall good experiences with Aventure White Himalaya, Ganesh and Raj are accommodating our requests throughout the duration. Though there are some miscommunication along the ways, they are able to solve it professionally. Good job!!


Mardi Himal Trek

Excellent team, very good , always helping….never in real danger while on trek. Highly recommend for all hikers and first timers…for a first timer like me…it’s was very difficult to hike but thanks to the team I manage reach the view point. The guide provided so many advise during the hike which make it easier for me… everything from accommodation to food was taken care of.

Adrian N.

Mardi Himal Hiking Trek

The best hiking agency ever. Very friendly guide, porter and manager. Thank you for everything!! Mardi Himal Trek was amazing toooo… The view from the view point was stunning.


Annapurna circuit trek with Adventure White Himalaya Treks: Greatest Experience

Adventure White Himalaya Trek in one word is superb ! Upfront communication with Ganesh was very efficient and the trek went very well. Mr Ganesh receive me at the airport took me safe at the hotel at midnight. The day next we started the trek, our guide Bhoj Raj was a star. He was trustworthy, reliable and always smiling with a great sense of humors.
They all were excellent and was perfect in organizing any sort of tour in a perfect way. I can wholeheartedly recommend them, the Adventure White Himalaya Treks. Thank you !

rtcmore (Frisco, CO)

Amazing life experience!

Trekking for 4 days in a rhododendron forest, waking up to fresh snow and the sunrise at Poon Hill, amazing adventure!!!! I will go back, I will most definitely contact Ganesh to schedule another adventure in the Nepal. He is a hard worker with great knowledge of the area.


Excellent Service

We dealt with Ganesh before the trip and are very happy with the service provided. Everything was as promised.

Our guide, Hari, did an excellent job in planning our whole journey and improvising wherever he saw fit. He also was very in tuned with our fitness level and we didn’t feel that we were pushed beyond our capabilities.

Our porter, Gopi, was also very helpful especially in keeping our spirits up during the whole journey.

All in all I would highly recommend Adventure White Himalaya Treks Pvt Ltd to anyone who is going trekking in Nepal.

mytriman (Singapore)

Delicated Trip Guide

This trip – Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most remembered trip I had with amazing experience with both the mountain and good dedicated guide and porters.

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