Nepal trekking holiday, Gokyo & Cho La Pass

“A 20 day, fully guided trek in Nepal, with porters and guides, up to Everest Base Camp and then heading off to Gokyo and Cho la pass. Staying in traditional teahouses. ”


Kathmandu and Kathmandu Valley | Phakding | Namche Bazaar | Views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam | Tyangboche Monastery | Pangboche | Dingboche | Lobuche | Khumbu Glacier | Everest Base Camp | Gorak Shep | Hike to peak of Kala Patthar | Zongla | Chola-la Pass | Thangnak | Nagozumpa Glacier crossing | Gogyo | Gokyo Ri | Gokyo Lakes | Lukla | Sagarmatha National Park

Description of Nepal trekking holiday, Gokyo & Cho La Pass

This Nepal trekking holiday is a challenging tour, spread over twenty days with fourteen full days of trekking in spectacular Himalayan mountain terrain. As well as conquering various famous passes and valleys en route to Everest Base Camp, we then walk further to the snowy Cho La Pass at 5368m as well as Gokyo Lakes at around 4790m.

On this trekking tour we will cross glaciers, visit spectacular Buddhist monasteries, pass chortens and stonewalls, and follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest explorers. Some of the highlights, as well as Everest Base Camp, the most accessible point to the iconic mountain, include catching views of other famous ‘eight thousander peaks’ such as Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu from the summit of Gokyo Ri (5357m). The Gokyo Lakes are also magnificent sights.

Another highlight, and literally the highest, is hiking to the summit of Kala Patthar at 5545m, again with incredible views including Mount Everest. All in all, this trekking holiday has many trekking thrills, in mountain landscapes where you will challenge yourself to achieve some serious treks alongside like minded hikers and very welcoming, supportive porters and guides.

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2018: 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Nepal trekking holiday, Gokyo & Cho La Pass


The mighty Himalayas are a vital part in Nepal's ecosystem. The high mountain lakes and glaciers provide drinking water and supply many rivers in Nepal. Climate change is threatening glacial melt which would cause rivers to burst their banks which in turn would result in catastrophic flooding. A burst glacial lake would have monumental effects on the environment. We encourage all its guests to act responsibly on the mountains. No plastic bags to be taken on the treks, all trash that cannot be disposed of properly is to be brought back to Kathmandu, non of our guests and trekkers buy bottled water, all of our guests are told to buy a water bottle in Kathmandu and purifying tablets. Drinking water is provided from natural sources; streams, rain water, melted snow etc....

We endeavour to preserve the natural habitat of the vast array of wildlife in the Himalayas and Nepal. We make sure our footprint is minimal, tell all our customers how to act responsibly; not to feed animals, not to leave trash, only to trek on permitted areas and follow their guides. Animals such as wild boar, blue sheep, yak, leopards, the endangered red panda, many species of birds including Nepal's national bird - the lophophorus, Royal Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, crocodiles and many more grace the land of Nepal. We strive to preserve their habitats by sticking to permitted routes and travelling mainly in small groups. Any camping trips are done responsibly, water is used from natural sources, toilets are set up properly as not to pollute the rivers and local environment.

Our cars are all new and energy efficient compared to some of the old, fuel guzzling vehicles commonly seen in Nepal. All the teahouses we use on our treks are owned by locals and use solar energy for power and to heat water. Guest can buy a bucket of hot water to wash instead of taking free, long showers that waste precious hot water. All fuel in the teahouses we use is "dried yak dung" which is as you can imagine, very renewable and is bought from the local yak farmers and owners.


We support the welfare of all guides and porters. Adequate equipment and clothing is provided and we only only use local people providing employment. We have a 20kg weight limit per porter and this is NEVER exceeded. They are fully covered for medical insurance for the duration of all their trips. All their food and accommodation is provided on the trips.

We set up CYS in 2012 which support local community projects and helps fund-raise for worthwhile causes.
When we run treks into remote regions, we trade with local people and farmers. We buy vegetables, meat, eggs, yak cheese and other local produce from them. We are a local company ourselves, we started as porters and guides so we understand the importance of supporting local people and passing on the good fortune tourism can bring. We use locally owned hotels, all our staff are Nepali locals and any trips we arrange, we use local companies and resources.

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