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Lukla to Everest Base Camp and return via Cho La and Gokyo

EBC trek with deviation to Gokyo and Cho La

Hiking Difficult

162 km
8.3 km
8.3 km
1 day +
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
5.6 km
Lukla to Everest Base Camp and return via Cho La and Gokyo Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's very remote, it features high exposure and is typically done in April, May, October and November. From a low point of 2.5 km to the maximum altitude of 5.6 km, the route covers 162 km, 8303 vertical metres of ascent and 8304 vertical metres of descent.


Multiday trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, with return via Cho La and Gokyo



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

in April, May, October and November


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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