Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu [1,330 m]: Adventure Treks Nepal representative will be waiting outside the Tribhuwan International Airport to pick you according to your flight time and will transfer you to the Hotel. A short briefing session will be conducted about the trek and if there are any queries regarding things you want to do in Kathmandu please do let us know.
Day 02: Flight to Lukla [2,652m] Trek to Phakding - (B/L/D): Early in the morning you will be transferred to the domestic airport from where you fly to Lukla, a 45 min thrilling mountain flight. Once you land in Lukla, you will meet the supporting crew members who will be carrying your duffle bags throughout the trip. We will descend in the direction of Dudh Koshi River, a irate river that comes from the glacier of highest mountains. We walk around the fields of potatoes and wheat on a smooth path that reaches to Phaking where we will be spending the night. Average trekking time is (03/04 hours).
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440m] - (B/L/D): On this day we will treak to Namchhe Bazzar through the Rhododendron and pine forests. After crossing the Dudh Koshi river twice this day we will finally enter the Sagarmatha National Park. While walking on the path to Namche Bazzar, amazing mountain peaks like Nupla (5,885m), Kongde Ri (6,093m) and Thamserku (6,808m) rise majestically above us throughout the clear day. Many yaks can be seen transporting goods during our trek on this day. Average trekking time is (05/06 hours).
Day 04: Acclimatization day, day hike to Shyangboche [3,833m] - (B/L/D): This is a free day in Namchhe Bazzar for acclimatization. It is really important to stay a extra day in Namchhe due to the decreasing air pressure. During afternoon you can take hike upto Everest View Hotel in Shyangboche from where you can witness beautiful view of Ama Dablam and Mount Everest. Average trekking time is 2 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Dole [4,090 m] - (B/L/D): Once your body is familiar with the thinning air we continue ahead with our trek. We climb upwards the hill to Khumjung followed by a descend to the east of the sherpa settlement below the board valley heading to the Dudh Koshi River. The trail then separates from the Everest Base Camp trail and heads towards Phortse Tenga where we will have our lunch. On our way we will walk pass a large chorten on the ridge top at 3,973m. From Phortse Tenga we will proceed towards Dole climbing steeply out of the valley. The route passing through a herders’ hut at Tongba climbs gently to Dole (4090m). Overnight stay at Dole. Average trekking time is (06-07 hours).
Day 06: Trek to Macchermo [4,410 m] - (B/L/D): After your breakfast, we begin our trek with a steep climb up to Lhabarma (4,330m) through Gyele. The trail then moves along the banks of a large stream at Luza (4,340m) and up to Machhermo while you walk high above the river and along the side of the valley. Average trekking time is (05-06 hours).
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo [4,750 m] - (B/L/D): After a good sleep in Macchermo we begin our trek. We reach Pangka, from where we descend slightly to a large cave area, Nilibuk. We again then ascend on a steep rocky path that heading inside the valley along the side of the glacier. The trek continues ahead passing 3 holy lakes and across the glacier to Cho - La. The major and third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari and are located on eastern shore in the settlement of Gokyo. The reflection of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang in Dudh Koshi's emerald green water is just stunning. Overnight stay at Gokyo. Average trekking time is (05-06 hours).
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo - Ri and back to Gokyo [4,750 m] - (B/L/D): This is the higlight of the trek. On this day we will trek up to Gokyo Ri and then again return back to Gokyo. You will see splendid view of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachhe from above the Gokyo Ri. Overnight stay in Gokyo. Average trekking time is (05-06 hours).
Day 09: Trek to Thangna [4,700 m] - (B/L/D): We will start our trek in the morning after your breakfast at Gokyo. The trail is a smooth ascend along the glacier for about 45 min which then changes into a descend across the valley to reach Thangana (4,700m) which is also the base camp of Cho La Pass. While trekking you will withness great mountain views and natural beauty. In Thangna we have basic and limited teahouse facilities. Average trekking time is (05-06 hours).
Day 10: Trek to Dzongla [4,843 m] via Chola Pass [5,335 m] - (B/L/D): This day is probably the day you all will be waiting for. Today we will be crossing the Chola Pass (5,335m). We will begin our trek early in the morning to take benefits of stable morning because in day time it is extremely windy in the pass and hence you might find it difficult to cross the pass. After we trek up to Cho La Pass we will then walk downhill into the valley called Dzongla. The feelings of crossing the mighty Cho La Pass cannot be described in words and the views are just stunning. Average trekking time is (05-06 hours).
Day 11: Trek to Lobuche [4,930 m] - (B/L/D): The early morning sun brings amazing panoramic views of the Himalayas after a wintry night. We then walk in the direction to meet the busy trail to Everest Base Camp. We will be trekking high in the flanks of Awi Peak, above the village of Chola and head towards Cholatse Lake from where you will see the Chola glacier flowing from the saddle between the cliffs of Cholatse and Tawache peaks with the uneven display of natural beauty. We continue walking on the barren landscape above the tree line from where we will observe different peaks such as Cholatse, Lobuche and Pumari . Many Rock cairns can be seen at the Dugla Ridge dedicated the mountaineers who departed while attempting for higher peaks. From Dugla we walk up to the marine of Khumbu Glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal and trek to Lobuche for overnight stay. The temperature in Lobuche falls as we will be close to the glacier marine. Average trekking time is (05-06 hours)..
Day 12: Trek to Gorak Shep [5,140 m] Visit Everest base camp [5,350 m] in the afternoon (B/L/D): After your breakfast we will walk on the rocky trail of Khumbu Glacier towards the settlement in Gorakshep. We will reach Gorakshep for our Lunch and continue our hike towards the Everest Base Camp (5,340m) from where we will again descend back to Gorakshep for overnight stay. This wonderful village is surround by beautiful mountains including Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m), Nuptse (7,745m) and of course Everest (8,848m). Average trekking time is (07-08 hours).
Day 13: Climb Kalapattar, Trek to Pheriche [4,252]- (B/L/D): On this day we will be heading to Kala Pattar (5,545m), famous view point for Everest and other mountains and peaks of Everest Region. It will take 2 to 3 hours to reach upto Kala Pattar which treats you with world's best mountain view once you reach at the top of the hill.After spending some time here we then descend to Pheriche for overnight stay. Average trekking time is (07-08 hours).
Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440m] - (B/L/D): After your breakfast we will gradually descend back to Namchhe Bazzar via Tsuro, Orsho, Shomare and Pangboche. On our way back we will visit the famous Pangboche Monastery, the oldest in this region. We can also stop at the village to admire the view of Ama Dablam. Average trekking time is (07-08 hours).
Day 15: Trek to Lukla [2,810 m]-(B/L/D): From Namchhe Bazzar we unwaveringly ascend down the Dudh Koshi River and cross the suspension bridge after which the trail becomes flat. We walk through dense Rhododendron forests and the beautiful village in Phakding to reach Lukla for overnight stay. If time permits you can visit around the shops in Lukla. Average trekking time is (06-07 hours).
Day 16: Fly Back to Kathmandu [1,338m]-(B): Finally we say goodbye to the crew members in Lukla (Porters) and we take a flight back to Kathmandu. Once you land in Kathmandu you will be transferred to the hotel and the remaining day is at leisure. This day also acts as a buffer day in case of any flight cancelled before or after for weather reasons.
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu [1,338m]-(B): This is a free day for you. There are many places to visit around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and we are always ready to offer you suggestions if you want to visit. You can also walk down the Thamel streets which have plenty of souvenirs shops.
Day 18: Kathmandu - Departure-(B): You will have breakfast in your hotel and Adventure Treks Nepal representatives will drop you to the airport according to your flight time. The adventurous Chola Pass Trek finally ends as you fly back home, taking with you the memory of a life time.
Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.