Gokyo Lakes, Cho La Pass, Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp are the most important traits of trekking in Khumbu valley. Cho La Pass Trek from Jiri follows the traditional route to Sherpa region, used by thousands of climbers in the nineteenth century. We will follow the same trail that was used by numerous successful climbers from all over the world. Chola Pass Trek from Jiri is nearly a month long holiday in the Himalayas in which the trekkers explores thundering rivers, beautiful villages, dense forests, ascending and descending trails, spectacular Himalayan views and above all, acclimatizing our body properly. Chola Pass Trek from Jiri promises you an unforgettable time. Jiri was the center point for people living in high area when there was no airport in Lukla and is also the starting point of Jiri to Cho La Pass Trek.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel (1310M or 4,297FT)
Welcome to the city of temples and the country of Himalayas. Himalayan Leisure Inc. will happily welcome you at the only international airport of Nepal; Tribhuvan International Airport. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a placard written Himalayan Leisure Inc. outside the airport terminal. From there you will be transferred to the Hotel by a air conditioned private vehicle. Depending on the flight time and activities we will be joining for a cultural dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy cultural shows, singing, dancing and typical Nepali meals before heading back to hotel. Our adventure starts to Jiri tomorrow, prepare your equipment list. Jiri to Chola Pass Trekking is a long trekking route that will require more equipment and cloths. Please prepare accordingly.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Jiri [1,955M / 6,463FT]
Day 03: Trek to Bhandar [2,190M / 7,185FT]
Day 04: Trek to Sete [2,580M / 8,464FT]
Day 05: Cross Lamjura Pass [3,530M / 11,581FT] and trek to Junbesi [2,670M / 8,759FT]
Day 06: Trek to Nunthala [2,330M / 7,644FT]
Day 07: Trek to Bupsa [2300M / 7,544FT]
Day 08: Trek to Chaurikharka
Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,440M / 11,286FT]
Enjoy your breakfast in the Himalayas and get prepared to start one of the most memorable adventure of your life. We will pass through national park check post, cross the river and reach Jorsalle for lunch break. The trail goes little flat and then we will cross Dudhkoshi River once more then will start walking through another side of river. It is a pleasant walk with beautiful green hill views. We will again cross Dudh Koshi river before we start steep climbing uphill. Until we reach Top Danda the trail is pretty steep! Once we reach Top Danda we will have some far distance views of Himalayan peaks including Everest along with Nuptse and Lhotse on a clear day. After taking rest for a we will again start climbing to reach Namche Bazaar. From here the trail is easier and less steep comparing to the one before. Jiri to Chola Pass Trek is a lovely trekkiing started from low altitude and taking you higher than 5,500 meters.
Namche is considered as the gateway of Khumbu / Everest region. It is pretty big town with numerous activities available. Pool House, Nescafe Cofee, Bakery, Modern Lodges, Internet, Telephone, Laundry, Bank, Money Changer, Equipment shop etc., it got everything. Enjoy your time in this small modern town.
Day 10: Rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar, optional activities
Day 11: Trek to Dole
Day 12: Trek to Machhermo
Day 13: Trek to Gokyo Lakes, hike little higher to valley if time permits
Day 14: Climb to Gokyo RI early in the morning for beautiful sunrise of Himalayas, exploration day around Gokyo
Day 15: Trek to Thaknak
Day 16: Cross Cho La early morning and reach Dzongla
Day 17: Trek to Lobuche or Gorakshep
Day 18: If stayed in Lobuche then reach Gorakshep first, hike to Everest Base Camp and return back to Gorakshep
Day 19: Hike to Kalapatthar early morning for sunrise viewing, trek to Pangboche
Day 20: Trek to Namche Bazaar, celebration day in Namche
Day 21: Trek to Lukla, final night in Himalayas
Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu early morning, transfer to Hotel
Day 23: Rest / buffer day in Kathmandu
Day 24: Departure from Kathmandu