A spectacular flight to Lukla sets the scene for the splendors to come as you make your way up Namche bazaar, the vibrant center of Sherpa life. After acclimating by spending time exploring this bustling Sherpa village, it’s time to trek to Gokyo Lake and Chola pass towards Everest Base Camp. Cho La is a pass scaling at 5420m above sea level. Gokyo and Cho La Pass Trek is a fantastic trek, visiting all of the high valleys of Khumbu with extra time at Gokyo to explore the upper valley. We then reach Gokyo Lakes where the Khumbu range is reflected in the emerald green water below, and an optional excursion to Gokyo Ri with stunning views of Makalu and Everest. This may bring forth a slight detour to the pre-planned Gokyo and Cho la Pass Trek Trail.
From there you will head for the Everest Base Camp trail and the rocky summit of Kalapathar (18,193′), and its unrivaled close view of Mt. Everest and its giant neighbors. After accomplishing this feat you will trek back through the Khumbu valley to Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu for some city adventures to match your trekking heights. Our return journey takes us to Tengboche monastery, the most important center of Buddhism in the Everest area, before descending to Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu the next day.