Everest Base Camp - Chola Pass - Gokyo Trek
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Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Chola pass trek additionally called Everest circuit trekking is one of the popular and challenging trekking which leads to the unique trek to the house of the legendary Sherpa humans, on the foothill of the highest top of the world, the Mt. Everest at 8848m. This trek is one among Nepal's most adventures treks to the Khumbu Mountains. You may be interested in the ethnic community of Sherpa's on this place. This trek takes you to Gokyo that's situated at the highest point of the country and you may be astounded with the panoramic view of many different mountains which are higher than 8000 meters including Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Makalu, and Gokyo. This unique trek gives you eyeful views of mountain vistas and glaciers and follows the rather praised trekking route thru the Dudh Koshi to its source the Gokyo Lake which is to the west of the Everest Base Camp. The trek gives you sufficient possibility to experience the amazing view of Mt. Everest inclusive of numerous other comparable peaks. you may additionally explore the Buddhists monasteries and shrines alongside with extremely good flora and fauna.
This super trek gives you the revel in of the breathtaking earth's tallest peak “Mt. Everest”. The journey begins with an interesting Himalayan flight to Tensing Hillary airport at Lukla from Kathmandu. Everest path begins on the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Koshi valley shifting in the direction of the agreement of Sherpa’s “the bustling Namche Bazaar” in which we can be surrounded by means of lovely Himalaya's view. While trekking, the view of the village vicinity such as the superb forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia, and massive fir will amaze you. This trek will take you around the thrilling Gokyo Valley that is positioned adjoining to the Khumbu in conjunction with diverse Everest Base Camp. During the manner you may view the glorious glimpse of highest peaks, from west to east as Cho you (8153m), Gyanchung Kang (7922m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m) and Makalu. During the Cho La Pass trek, the hike across Cho LA Pass (5420m), which covers both the Gokyo Lake and the Everest Camp area (EBC) is eventually challenging. There may be a few brief and exciting ascent of Gokyo RI, Chukkung RI and Kalapathar with the view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho you other Khumbu mountain range. One of the highlights of that is the conventional view of icefall and glacier of Mahalangur Himalayan range. You may be overwhelmed with the distinct shapes of Glaciers and the cracking sound of that glacier will blow your mind and soul. You'll be able to view the world's largest glacier "Ngozumpa" too. On the way, the Himalayan uncommon species along with Wild Musk, Panda, Snow Leopard, Mountain Goat "Jharal", colorful "Pheasants" national bird of Nepal may be considered. Pine and juniper forests are the common place forests right here. The colorful rhododendron and magnolia floral welcome you throughout the spring in order to upload the splendor in the path. The monasteries may be observed in most of the villages in order to wake up your religious soul. The flattering flags and Chorten may be seen anywhere. This trek is an amazingly enjoyable trek and very good for physic in addition to morals too. Drawing close the best and maximum spectacular summit on this planet and coming across of brilliant Gokyo lakes in addition to maximum altitude point of view is the greatest achievements of this EBC Gokyo trek. The unforgettable happiness is watching for your adventure in this EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Lake adventure.
Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu airport
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu (The capital city)
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m) 2-3 hours.
Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m) 5-6 hours
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche (3440m)
Day 06: Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m) 5-6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m) 5-6 hours
Day 08: Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m)
Day 09: Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m) 5 hours
Day 10: Lobuche - Gorakshep (5170m) - Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep: 7-8 hours
Day 11 : Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4940m) 5-6 hours
Day 12: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m) 3-4 hours
Day 13: Crossing Chola Pass to Thangnak 7-8 hours
Day 14: Thangnak trekking to Gokyo Lake 3-4 hours
Day 15: Gokyo explore and trekking down to Dole (4090m) 5-6 hours
Day 16: Dole trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) 6-7 hours
Day 17: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m) 7 hrs.
Day 18: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 19: Kathmandu free day (weather day)
Day 20: Farewell Departure
Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport transfer to hotel
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Where you will have your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley 7 hour tour
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg.
Day 3: Flight from KTM to Lukla (35 minute flight Distance 136.17km) trekking to Phakding (2652m) walking hours: 3 hours, Distance 8 km.
Early morning we flight from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.
Day 4: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) walking hours: 5-6 hours, Distance 11.3km.
From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and fir. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.
Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche
Set in a natural amphitheatre looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi RI (6187m), Namche Bazzar is one of the most attractive settlements in the khumbu region. We will have a full day rest so that we won't face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.
Day 6: Namche Bazzar trek to Tengboche (3867m) walking hours: 5 hours, Distance 10.4km.
We start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. We follow a spectacular path that traverses around the hillside high above the Dudh Kosi River. After walking one hour you will arrive in Phungithanga. The trail climbs past some water-powered prayer wheels and begins a sustained climb through a forest of tall, mature rhododendrons. Look out for musk deer and Himalayan tahr among the trees. The start of the Tengboche (3870m), the village is scattered across a wide, grassy saddle below a crescent-shaped ridge covered by scrub pines and firs. From the view point at the top of the hill, there are awe-inspiring views of distinctive peaks like Amadablam (6856m), standing proud of the massif containing Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8501m) and inspiring views of Himalayan giants. We visit the Buddhist Monastery at Tengboche, the largest in Khumbu region.
Day 7: Tengboche trekking to Dingboche (4360m) walking hours: 5-6 hours, Distance 12km
In the morning views of mountain and monasteries are spectacular in Tengboche. From Tengboche we head north and soon cross the Dudh Kosi river by way of a small suspension bridge which spans a deep chasm in the river valley. Follow the trail as far as Orsho and take the lower path along the west bank of the Imja Khola, through the forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. As we follow the river northward the trails pass through several chortens and mani walls and small villages. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. Dingboche is also the gateway to Chukung and farther beyond for the most challenging traverses towards Makalu area. We enjoy the beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect the barley, buckwheat and potatoes. Overnight stay in Dingboche.
Day 8: Rest day in Dingboche for the acclimatization (4360m)
It is very important to spend an additional night here to aid to the acclimatization process. It can be along a short hike 400 m climb to the Nangkartshang Gompa on the ridge north of Dingboche. Good view of Makalau (8463 m) from here. You can go for a day walk like trek to Chhukung (4730m) is worth while which takes approx. 4/5 hours from Dingboche but it might ruin your rest. To the north of Dingboche, there are spectacular views of Lhotse’s huge South Face.
Day 9: Dingboche Trekking to Lobuche (4940m)walking hours: 5 hours, Distance 9km.
The trail follows a downward path to Pheriche village. It joins the trail below thungla beautiful views of cholatse across the valley. After another steep ascend the trail climbs up and over the terminal moraine of khumbu glacier. Today's walk offers views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. The path follows a pleasant, grassy valley. Stark and rugged beauty creates almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a wind swept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m), trekking to Everest Base camp (5364m) back to Gorak shep: walking hours: 7-8 hours, Distance 11.4km.
The first section of the trail from Lobuche follows the narrow gap between the glacial moraine and the mountain walls, past turn off to the Italian pyramid. Take time to detour to the edge of moraine to look over the Khumbu glacier. Along windy and rocky path with the wonderful view of Mt. Pumori, Nuptse and other magnificent peaks, we reach Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the location of the original Everest Base Camp with the new camp being further up the valley.
After lunch our adventure continues towards Everest Base Camp. The trail passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams. The Base Camp area provides an opportunity to experience the freezing and harsh conditions that mountaineers brave to summit this famous mountain. In Everest Base Camp the climbers gather for summiting Everest during the high expedition season. We explore base camp and its surroundings glacier and return back to Gorakshep.
Day 11: Gorak Shep trekking Kala Patthar (5545m) and back to Lobuche (4940m) walking hours: 5-6 hours, Distance 8km.
Mornings are usually sparkling and clear and this is the best time to climb the Kalapathar for one of the world's definitive mountain views. We will be rewarded the 360 degree dramatic panorama views of Mt Everest and surroundings mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku along with many other peaks.
You will have an easy walk for about 2hrs to reach Lobuche. Stark and rugged beauty creates almost moonscape campsite at Lobuche a wind swept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche peak. Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacularly from Lobuche towering.
Day 12: Lobuche to Dzongla (4830m) walking hours: 2-3 hours, Distance 4 km.
From this route both Pheriche and Dhugla are visible as well as other good mountain views. We then follow the Lobuche Khola downstream where, after a while, we take a trail to the right heading off towards Dzongla. Stay overnight at the village of Dzongla.
Day 13: Crossing Chola Pass to Thangnak walking hours: 7-8 hours, Distance 13km
This day you start to walk early in the morning. You have to walk three hours to get on top of the Chola, before you get Chola-pass you have to be about 20 minutes on ice. The trek to the Cho La pass can be a rather difficult route. But on the way you will be able to experience the best part of your hiking; difficult but very worthy. In good weather you can cross the Cho La with no special equipments but warm clothing and an ice axe might provide added peace to mind. The path skirts around the ridge, staying mostly level.
Day 14: Thangnak trekking to Gokyo Lake walking hours: 4 hours, Distance 8km.
Today is your short day walk to Gokyo Lake. Its only two hours walk from Thangnak but its really beautiful walk through the Ngajumpa glacier. After crossing an iron bridge over an stream the trial levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone.The second lake, Taboche Tsho mesmerizes us by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little we reach the third lake, called Dudh Pokhari, linked by a surging stream to the previous one. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain. Above the lake provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, cholatse and Tawache.
Day 15: Gokyo explore and trekking down to Dole (4090m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
Spend a day in Gokyo strolling around the lakes and hiking up to some of the mountain viewpoints nearby. Start your trek in morning and get to steep climb of about 30min to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. View the Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Definitely we would not miss the chance to observe the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu.
At afternoon trek down to Dole. It is possible to climb a ridge behind Dole for an even greater view of the valley.
Day 16: Dole trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) walking hours: 6-7 hours Distance 11.5 km
The trail first descends steeply out of the valley through beautiful rhododendron forests. We arrive in Phortse Thanga and crossing the river over a suspension bridge. We ascend up a sandy slope to the Dudh Kosi River. The route ascends to the valley of Dudh Koshi and down to Khumjung. Finally we reach the Namche valley.
Day 17: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Lukla (2850m) walking hours: 7 hours, Distance 19.4 km.
The descent from Namche to the Dudh koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. The trail descends over the ridge past rocky cliffs and scattered pines to the tiny village of Tokthok. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the path runs mostly level. We will work though rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding.after lunch here we will continue gentle walking to Lukla, the trail drops steeply and runs level though out the day, enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla, you will have time to stroll around the local areas and have a good shower.
Day 18: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Saying final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to ktm of an exciting one hour. (It also can be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.) At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show exchanging greetings among friends and with all Nepalese people. You can buy some souvenirs.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu
Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a leisurely stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. At evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows.
Day 20: Farewell Departure
Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.
Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.
What’s included in the Cost:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
- Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
- Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
Round Trip flight ticket for Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu.
- Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
- Daily Meals chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Sagarmatha National Park fees.
Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
Extra Cost to Consider:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
- International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
- Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
- Personal trekking gears
- Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Passport and Visas:
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.
Get the required visa for Nepal.
You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. For more information and download please visit Nepal Visa Information
Bring Official Papers
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.
Money & Credit card Info
We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel
Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.
Flight by plane and helicopter are prone to cancellations. Sometimes, flight may delay for notorious weather in remote areas. Some other times, operational complication may occur which is more likely to happen in Everest region -Lukla flight, Annapurna region- Jomsom flight, Dolpa, Simikot , Jumla region etc. As these flights have some problem with fixed schedule, it is also recommended to carry extra money for food and accommodations. Trekking in the remote areas, especially during odd season, you’re advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence. In case of delay in flight prior to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to meet your accommodation, food costs by yourself.
Who can trek?
No special degree of fitness is required and that there is no age barrier. However, in the areas over 3000m altitude, extra care should be taken. One can trek who have strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Normally, for weary trekkers we have a list of short, easy and exotic treks and for the experienced trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure. We encourage all men and women, families, students and professionals around the world to enjoy the enchanting trekking in Nepal. You can join us as an individual team member or with your own group. We commit to arrange a best trekking that delight you in the Nepal Himalayas. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills to Nepal, pack your luggage and join us for an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. All the necessary things for your trekking will be arranged by us. What you can do is to enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent view of Nepal Himalayas.
Our Trekking Dates
Most of our treks start on the third day of your arrival. On the first day of your arrival, we will pick you from the airport and let you know your hotel. However, it depends on your arrival time. If your flight is early, we are likely to invite you to our office and make yourself comfort with ideas and brief information on your trek package. If you arrive at night, all the arrangements are likely to made the morning. Second day, it is our package to take you for sightseeing tour within Kathmandu valley. However, the trekkers who have limited time can start their trekking from the second day. We can arrange all the necessary trekking permits and other utensils in advance in case you have limited time. It is your third day that you will fly out of Kathmandu. However, if any further arrangement is still at wait, you can enjoy your trek the next day.
Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Nepal
Trekking in the Himalayas need to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude. The basic clothing item that you are expected to be prepared with are well described here. Remember that excess baggage is likely to be a burden for yourself and your supporting staff. "Pack light, but pack right", is our motto. This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies and enthusiastic zeal focused on the exploration of this enchanting Nepal scenic beauty. Please visit here for Clothing and Equipment list
Buying and Renting Equipment in Kathmandu
It is not really necessary to spend large amount of money buying extra equipment and clothing prior to your trip. It is because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from many adventure shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper). Some Chinese gear are likely to be more expensive but qualitative. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1, for a day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. However, these items are more likely to be cheaper than those in your hometown. We will arrange all the necessary items you need on the second day of your arrival. Moreover, we ourselves will fascinate you to buy the goods.
Vaccination for Nepal
All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.
How to Book
While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card ) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.
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Q.Where is Mount Everest located?
Mount Everest is situated in Nepal in Solu Khumbu district. It is the Earth's highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 meters above sea level. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. Everest is situated on the Tibetan Plateau known as Qing Zang Gaoyuan; the summit is directly between Tibet/China and Nepal.
Q.How tall is Mt. Everest?
The official altitude of the world's highest peak is 29,029 feet (8,848m). However, the National Geographic Society has determined the height to be 6 feet taller, 29,035 feet, but the Nepali government has not yet been made this new altitude official.
Q.How to enter the Everest Base trek?
We can start our Everest region treks with a scenic flight of about 35 min to Lukla airport. Namche Bazaar is the famous gateway village of Everest. You can also start from Jiri which is about 7-8 hrs from Kathmandu. Route of flight to Phaplu is also quite popular to avoid Jiri and Lukla.
Q.When is the best time to go to Everest Base Trek?
Mainly we have 2 seasons for Everest Base Camp trekking, the autumn (September, October & November) and spring (March, April & May)season are good when weather is pleasant, The monsoon rains have cleared the sky of dust and the views are often spectacular, clear sky, flowers are in blooming, good trail condition. The winter Dec, Jan and Feb is also good; Dec is Feb is better than Jan, only colder and some time foggy weather. The summer ( June, July, August is rainy season so visibility can be less and rain will be issue, considering Summer June is ok as in general rain will nearly from last week of June. The benefit to do the trek in off season is there are not many tourists, very easy to find the best rooms in the lodge.
Q.How fit do I have to be?
Trekking to Everest base camp is considered fairly strenuous trekking, some previous small hiking and trekking experience is the plus point for the trip however, people have no previous trekking or mountaineering experience also can do the trek easily. People who have good physical condition and able to work 5 to 6 hours daily in rocky trail can do the trek. We tailor made the trip itinerary depends on people fitness level.
Q.Do I really need to use a guide for any Everest region trek?
It depends on your skills and experience but I would almost always recommend some kind of help for the logistics. Long treks are a maze of details. Also, a great guide will make your overall experience more memorable.
Q.How difficult is the Everest Base trek?
Everest base camp trek is considered moderate to Strenuous trek and suitable for those who are moderately fit. The treks involve more walking up and down and climb to higher altitudes, where you will be rewarded with close-up views of big mountains. One should work often rough trails, rock and boulder at least 5-6 hours each day and crossing 4500m above high altitude passes, the treks will reach 5550 m at Kalapathar. People have general physical fitness can do the trekking, If have previous hiking and camping experience is more easy to do the trek, you can train yourself for this trek, we have 76 years old man did the trek recently.
Q.How should I prepare for the trek?
The main things in the trek is one should able to walk 5-6 hours every day in rough rocky trail, so every day short walk up to 1 hour,1,2 month before the trek is best suggestion, jogging, yoga will be also advisable.
Q.Can I trek as solo women, is it safe?
There is never problem trekking with solo women or join in the group, we have operated trek for many single female traversal our guide and porters are honest, trust worthy, reliable and carefully chosen for your trips, you will not face any problem trekking with your guide, you will meet many likeminded travelers during the trail.
Q.Can I drink the local water during Everest trek?
You can use the chlorine tablets and used the same water as locals do. bottled water also available throughout the trek but the prices are expensive, you can get a boiled or hot water also in the guest house, wise is get the water purification tablets and use the normal water.
Q.Can I charge my gadgets?
Yes, you can charge batteries along the trek (US$2-3 per hour) most of the guest houses have electricity facilities. You may want to consider bringing a solar charger which is now widely available.
Q.Can I buy a Sim Card in Nepal and will it work on the trek?
You can buy the Ncell Sim very easily ( you need passport photo and passport copy) . It worked at most places during the trekking.
Q.Bank and ATM services are available or not?
Yes, you will have facilities like bank and ATM service in Namche Bazaar and Lukla. In both the mentioned places there are banks and ATM service. But it's better to carry cash as it's uncertain to function.
Q.Am I too old to do this trek?
We don’t think so you are too old, recently we have arranged the trek for 76 years ole man he did it very easily with taking 2 days more time. There are many trekkers who are older 60s walking much better than your trekkers. And remember the oldest lady to climb Everest was 73 when she did it. And the oldest men to climbed Everest were 76 years old from Nepal.
Q.What type of shoes should I buy?
Good comfortable trekking shoes is the most important for the trek, for shorter trek tennis shoes or snickers is ok while longer treks requites the good boots have good ankle support, plenty of tow room for long descents, a bit like timberlands, they are a bit heavier, but most importantly you want to get those that wrap the angle, this prevents you from twisting your ankles on uneven grounds. Good lightweight trekking boots or light all leather boots are perfect. Proper fit is a must for boots and must be lightly worn before use it for trekking.
Q.Will I see Everest from Base Camp?
No the base camp is too near to give you a view. However you can see the top of the Everest from Namche and when you are walking to the base camp. The best views are from Kala Patthar. The sun rises over the Everest so the best light over the peak is in the evening. But in the evenings many a times clouds will rule.
Q.What if I get sick while on trek?
It depends on nature of sickness. Normally if you get sick you will descend to lower altitude with help of support staff. But if the case is critical we will arrange emergency helicopter evacuation service. Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation. Altitude sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern in Khumbu. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal!
These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. We are often asked the above questions and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or just want to have a chat about the trek.
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Gokyo Lake Chola Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Nov/Dec 2008
I just came back from Gokyo lake Chola pass Everest Base Camp trekking. This was a wonderful trip. An excellent guide (Ramesh). The trek itself was quite tough, but enjoyable. With lot of assistance from gudie,I could do mos of the things that I wanted.
If I have a chance to come here again, I definitely choose Above The Himalaya Trekking.
Thanks for everything
All the Best
RD Bangkok 10150 Thailand
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake trekking April 2007
I did the gokyo ? EBC trek with Puru and our guide Shreeram. I have only good things to say. Puru was profession, relaxed and not pushy but took care of everything. We never felt he was doing anything but working to get us exactly what ho hoped and a successful trek. I would use him again and recommend him to others. Prices were good and reasonable.
Shreeram our guide was also excellent. We had a great trek with him. He was knowledgeable funny easy going and spoke many languages, He was always careful to face our trek as we could handle and be happy and was flexible.
Nepal is not just any place with mountains. It is a place where you find never ending peace and love. It was an excellent trip made even more enjoyable thanks to Puru?s excellent execution of the program and Ram?s (my guide) through knowledge of the terrain
I would recommend Puru and Ram any day for trekking in Nepal
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trekking
Fantastic experience! We had a really good time. Tip Top organization of our trek to Mount Everest Base Camp. Thanks to our guide Ramesh and porter Dendi
When we had found Above The Himalaya Trekking on the internet, people on the forum mentions that this is very friendly and flexible company, we can confirm this is the absolute true.
They really listen to their clients needs and full the client’s wishes
The experience of mountains was amazing what is more we felts like part of family that our guide and porter created for us over this two weeks
Everest Gokyo Lake Chola Pass Trekking Sept/Oct
After many hours of researching trekking companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s via the internet. I decided on Above The Himalaya Trekking. I had seen some good reviews from other travelers but was most impressed by the good words spoken by solo female travelers. Being a solo female myself my safety and comfort were of great concern. I must say from beginning to end Above The Himalaya Trekking have been wonderful. They were waiting at the airport when I arrived, stayed in lovely hotels in Kathmandu and guest houses along the way on my trek. My guide for my trekking was also fantastic! I always felt safe and well looked after overall.
I highly recommend Above the Himalaya Trekking for anyone looking for a very memorable, excellent adventure holiday
Thank you so much.
Amber Lame Australia
Gokyo - Gokyo Ri-Cho-la Pass Trek Oct 12 to Oct 27 2007
A dream come true and the experience of a lifetime. I think thatis what best describes my trek with the most knowledgeable guide Shyam! Whether it was getting flight ticket organized from Ktm to Lukla or walking sure that I never got sick because of a altitude or food and water .I was getting a best room available and just joining me in the awe and joy of trekking in the light mountains of Nepal . As long as I could walk everyday Shyam look care of everything else! I am already planning and looking forward to my next trip to Nepal and will most certainly use Puru's expertise and organization and hopefully Shyam's guiding experience again. If you come as a snauger and client and leave having made friend, then this is the Company to go with
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Trip Facts & Figures:
Duration: 20 Days
Max. Altitude: Kala Patthar (5545m)
Trek Grade: Difficult
Best Travel Time: February to May, September - November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, June, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain and Lukla flight may get canceled.
Trip Snippets: 20 days, 4 night’s Kathmandu hotels, 15 nights Trek Lodges, Breakfast in the city and ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on trek are included
Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment Rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Back pack/duffle bag: Your baggage on trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu
Transportation: Car/Van in Kathmandu, Flight to Lukla
Activity: City tour, Trekking
The following basic equipments checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.
01. Back pack (60 ltr -70 ltr) - with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover (line the bag with polythene).
02. Waterproof Trekking shoes with spare laces – recommended high ankle with good grips,
03. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
04. 2 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants
05: T-shirts - 3
06. Fleece jacket or pullover or Sweater also recommended
07. 1 Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08. 1 Down Jacket or Gore Tex Jacket heavy one
09. Thermal Inners.
10. Socks, Cotton 2/3 pairs, Woolen 2/3 pairs
11. 2 pair Lightweight gloves, in winter recommended, Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12. Sun hat/Woolen cap, or scarf
13. Sun protection cream.
14. Underwear (6)
15. Hiking shorts (2)
16. Lip Balm/ cold cream.
17. Walking Stick – recommend having it minimum 1
Other necessary equipments
1. Sleeping bag rated to (-20 degree Celsius), if traveling in winter sleeping bag liner also recommended
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
3. Personal Medical Kit
4. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6. Water bottles (2) 1 Liter each.
8. Quick dry Towel- It should be light / thin.
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