Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek - 18 Days

Gokyo Cho-la Pass Via Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Trek takes you to beautiful Everest region areas including Gokyo valley, Gokyo lakes, Cho la Pass and the famous Everest Base Camp I.

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lakes, Valley and Cho La Pass Trek is a fascinating trekking adventure around the Everest region and Khumbu valley. This marvelous trek offers walks with daily views of snow capped peaks in the close distance along with an opportunity to explore the traditional Sherpa villages enriched with Buddhist culture and heritages.

Gokyo Cho-la Pass with Everest Base Camp Trek is a great adventure combination around both best sides of Everest region of high and scenic Khumbu valley.The trek is famous for the delightful and pleasant walks through the villages of Everest filled with interesting culture, scenic Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Lakes, Cho la Pass and the Everest Base Camp.

The trek offers you delightful and pleasant walks leading you around native Sherpa traditional villages of Everest, exploring its interesting custom and visiting its impressive old monasteries. Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek is an adventure of two weeks where you will have exciting opportunity to immerse within a local culture while witnessing amazing landscapes and mountains.

Overview

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek begins with a short flight to land at the door of Everest, Lukla. Then, the walk takes you towards scenic views along the Dudhkoshi River and valley within Sagarmatha National Park towards famous Namche Bazaar with majestic mountains in the background.  You will have a rest day at Namche Bazaar to support acclimatization. You will take a short hike and explore around Namche before trekking to remote areas at beautiful Gokyo valley.

From Namche, you will trek into hidden corners of Khumbu in the shade of might Everest. The walks leads past a number of yak grazing fields and farm settlements to reach scenic Gokyo valley enclosed by mountains. The views of world’s 6th the high Mt. Cho-Oyu are exceptional from the valley and Gokyo Lakes add up to the natural beauty. You will have options to hike up to Gokyo Ri for a breathtaking panorama of mountains.

The trekking journey then heads towards the high Cho-la pass offering unique scenery of surrounding high peaks. After a great big climb and traverse from Gokyo as our final walk leads to the lap of the Mt Everest, Everest Base Camp. Return journey leads back to Lukla after Namche, Tengboche and a scenic hilltop, Kalapathar. Kalapathhar offers a mind-blowing panorama of mountains with Everest at stone throw distance.

Trek Highlights

  • Scenic areas of Gokyo valley, Gokyo Cho-la pass and Everest base camp.
  • Breath-taking views of the world’s four highest peaks from Gokyo-Ri.
  • Exciting views from the highest trekkng spot, Kalapatthaar (5,545m).
  • Cultural walks around rural villages and monasteries of cultural importance.
  • Walk into Sagarmatha National Park, a World Heritage Site.
  • Enchanting green woodland of pines and rhododendron.
  • Scenic flights to and from Lukla.

Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass Trek Itinerary

Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport (1,340m) and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for sightseeing tour and trek preparations.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,820m) – 30 mins and trek to Phakding (2,635m) – 3/4 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar with a short hike to support acclimatization.
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4,110m) through Phortse Tenga – 5/6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Machherma (4,470m) – 3/4 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,800m) – 4/5 hrs.
Day 09: At Gokyo Lake with option to hike to Gokyo – Ri (5,357m)
Day 10: Trek to Thagnag (4,700m) – 3/4 hrs.
Day 11: Cross Cho-la pass (5,367m) and trek to Dzongla (4,830m) – 7/8 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4,980m) – 4/5 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Gorakshep (5,180m) and to Everest base camp (5,364m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Kalapathar (5,545m) and to Pheriche (4,230m) – 7/8 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche – 6/7 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla – 6/7 hrs.
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel with a free afternoon.
Day 18: International departure for homeward bound.

Day 1
On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.

Landing at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, where our guide or staff receives you for short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with another group member of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trekking, where our guide/leader will brief you with information regarding the treks, about hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts. Evening enjoys grand welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurants with various native cultures as entertainment.

Day 2
At Kathmandu with options for tour with time for trek preparations.

At Kathmandu as a free day where one can join in our interesting sightseeing tour as options, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal steeped with historical and religious monuments of world heritage sites. Afternoon at leisure and preparation for Everest base camp and Gokyo Valley trekking, starting next early morning with a flight to land at Lukla.

Day 3
Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins) and trek to Phakding 2,635 m 3- 04 hrs.

As per your flight time for Lukla, usually happens early morning where a short drive takes you Kathmandu airport, after checking in at respective airlines counter with security then board in a small aircraft for scenic short of 30 minutes to land at Lukla small airstrip. During air grand panorama of Himalayan peaks with Everest and Makalu at close distance as the plane heads to the runway to stop at the parking area at Tenzing and Hillary airport in Lukla. With time here for refreshing stops and then walk starts accompanied by our native guide and porters, beginning with a pleasant start on downhill past Lukla town to reach at Dudh Kosi River valley with Sherpa farm villages as our route leads further encountering prayer walls and

spinning bells to reach our first overnight stop at Phakding village.

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m 5- 06 hrs.

Our second-day walk is quite long due to the increase in heights as a morning starts beyond Phakding entering a river gorge crossing over a bridge to reach a nice lovely village at Monjo with views of Thermasarkhu peaks. From here short descend to enter at Sagarmatha National Park, where all trekkers have to obtain National Park permits, as TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) pre-obtained in Kathmandu. Sagarmatha a Nepalese name for Everest, where local Sherpa of Tibetan origin languages calls Chomolungma in both words means Great Mother. From here crossing over a bridge to reach at Jorsalle the last village before climbing to Namche Bazaar, at Jorsalle for possible lunch stops and then walks leads towards river banks into the lovely woodland of pines and rhododendron after crossing a last high suspension bridge with a gradual climb on the winding road facing views of Kongde-Kusum Khanguru with Everest and Lhotse to reach famous Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar located at 3,440 m high with amphitheatre landscapes adorned with a number of well built houses serving as hotels, lodge and resorts. At Namche for overnight stops with grand views of Kongde and Thermasarkhu peaks and time for short walks around its streets lines with well stocked shops and stores and many restaurants and fresh bakeries.

Day 5
Rest day at the Namche Bazaar with a short hike to support acclimatization.

At Namche Bazaar for rest day to support with acclimatization at this right altitude of above

3,000 m high, on this day taking a short hike to Everest View Hotel above Namche Bazaar, the

first Porsche hotels or resort of Khumbu area.

Offers grand views of Everest and Amadablam peaks with other adjoining peaks within

beautiful green woodland of tall rhododendron and silver fir trees. Other options will be walking high above Namche at Park Museum area facing mighty views of Everest, Lhotse and stunning looking Amadablam peaks, with time to visit the museum of great interest with full information of the Khumbu areas for Sherpa culture and history.

Day 6
Trek to Dole 4,110 m past Phortse Tenga 5- 06 hrs.

After pleasant and refreshing overnights in Namche Bazaar, a scenic walks with glorious mountain panorama, as morning walk, leads to a short steep climb, and then on the pleasant winding path, and then our route diverts heading for a climb for few hours to reach a high hill and a scenic ridge at Mong facing superb views of Everest with magnificent Amadablam.

After short refreshing break walk downhill within cool shade of woodland to reach Phortse Tenga a village in the shade of Dudh Kosi River valley, and the slow climb takes you to overnight stop at Dole, a small quiet spot with few nice lodges to stay.

Day 7
Trek to Machherma 4,470 m 3- 04 hrs.

Morning walk leads to much higher on leaving the tree lines for alpine short bushes and shrubs of juniper and Burberry, a short climb atop Dole then on nice pleasant scenic trails above Dudh- Kosi River to reach a hill above Machherma facing views of Mt. Cho-Oyu towards north, enjoying views as walk leads downhill to a valley where a nice settlement of Machherma situated for overnight and lunch stop.

Day 8
Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m 3- 04 hrs.

Today a short walk like previous day, but with much scenic views on morning trek to reach our

the main highlight of the adventure, where walk leads to a short climb with views of Cholatse and Cho-Oyu peaks as our route leads past summer settlement and pasture fields of Yaks.

A steep short up to reach the first lake and then on the gradual path to reach second and then toward the main third Lake of Gokyo, also called Dudh Kund considered as holy glacial pond by Hindu and Buddhist followers, where most of the nice lodges situated nearby the lake with stunning views of high Mt. Cho-Oyu.

Day 9
At Gokyo hike to high Gokyo-Ri 5,357 m and walk to Thagnag 4,700 m -04 hrs.

A wonderful spot for leisure morning, but to enjoy more best views where early morning hike takes you on Gokyo-Ri at above 5,357 m rewards you with super panorama of world’s four high mountain range from 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu, number one Mt. Everest, 4th highest Mt. Lhotse with 5th high Mt. Makalu lined with an array of peaks. After a fabulous moment with breathtaking panorama and sunrise views descend back to Gokyo with the leisure short walk towards Thagnag at the base of Chola-Pass and near the end of Ngozumba glacier.

Day 10
Cross Cho-la 5,367 m pass to Dzongla 4,830 m - 08 hrs.

Starting early before crack of morning dawn following our leads guide heading towards moraine

of rocks and on faint path climbing on steep slope where strenuous climbs reaching you on top of high Cho-la pass, also spelled as Tsho-la festooned with Buddhist prayer flags on top offering grand views of surrounding close peaks of Nirekha, Cholatse and towards Lobuche peaks. After a refreshing break with wonderful scenery then descend with care on icy trails to reach isolated small settlement at Dzongla with few simple lodge for overnight stop.

Day 11
Trek to Lobuche 4,980 m 3- 04 hrs.

After a hard and tough climb over Cho-la pass, where morning walks on leaving Dzongla much easier and pleasant day with a short gradual climb up to a ridge and on pleasant trails to reach above Thugla ridge, located at the end of massive Khumbu glaciers that melts into a torrential river As walk proceeds with the refreshing break in between where walk leads to a slow climb to reach the Lobuche situated in a corner of the valley beneath Lobuche peaks. Overnight stay at Lobuche in of its nice and cozy lodge with views of Nuptse peaks towards Everest and Lhotse.

Day 12
Trek to Gorakshep 5,180 m and walk to Everest base camp 5,364 m 5- 06 hrs.

After a pleasant stop at Lobuche, walk leads towards our main highlights of the journey to reach much-awaited destination Everest Base Camp, where the walk in the morning leads on pleasant path and then a short climb to reach higher ground. Then back on nice trails reaching a place where you can visit Glass Pyramid place, a metrological station’s joint venture of Italian and Nepalese Government, surveying the weather and movement of ice and glaciers. From here with interesting information of the project walk leads towards moraine and ice above Khumbu massive glaciers and then a short descent to a wide-open field at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges. Gorakshep was an original earlier Everest base camp before it moved further east. After a shortstop and rest heading towards our goal walking into moraine and rocks to reach the Everest base camp in the backdrop of mighty Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. Everest hid between peaks of Lho-la and Nuptse where a tip of Everest can be seen from the base camp, with ever-present views of towering peaks after an exciting moment of the

adventure heading back to Gorakshep for last overnight on the highest point of the journey.

Day 13
Climb to Kalapathar 5,545 m and walk to Pheriche 4,230 m 7- 08 hrs.

Gorakshep located beneath Kalapathar and the lofty peak of Pumori, morning a steep climb heading into the rocky path with a vigorous breathtaking uphill to reach on top the highest spot of the adventure at Kalapathar, situated above 5,545 m facing sweeping panorama of high giant mountains with a view of Pumori and Everest at close distance. After a glorious scenic moment descends to Gorakshep and continue walking on the same trail back to Lobuche to reach the Thugla, where the path from Dingboche and Pheriche splits as our walk leads downhill towards a flat windy valley of Pheriche. Walking for an hour on the scenic valley to reach at Pheriche a settlement with the number of good lodges to stay with views of Amadablam-Taboche-Cholatse with other series of peaks, at Pheriche for the overnight stay at on the lodge, where HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association Post situated).

Day 14
Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche 5- 06 hrs.

From Pheriche morning walk leads to the end of the valley with short descend to a river and then climb to a ridge with a Stupa, where walk leads to a long descend past Somare and Pangboche village.

After Pangboche retracing the journey back with uphill to Thyangboche and then downhill to Imjatse River with the steep climb for some time to reach the Lobesa and Shanasa villages and thenm on the easy walk to a small beautiful place at Kyanjima. The walk continues on route Namche with wonderful views of Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse-Amadablamwith array of peaks, some of the areas on walk lead you to the pleasant place where sometimes one can spot some wild-life like Musk Deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar with colorful Danphe (Lophoporous / Impeyan Pheasant) national bird of the country. Finally, walk ends for overnight at Namche Bazaar after a scenic walks of the day from Pheriche.

Day 15
Trek to Lukla 6- 07 hrs afternoon free at leisure.

After a fine morning with mountain views for breakfast, then start walking past Namche Bazaar with long descend to reach the confluence of Imajatse and Bhote Kosi rivers that makes and joins to Dudh Kosi River. A pleasant walk leads to Jorsalle with the last short steep climb to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, after passing the area reaching the nice and lovely village at Monjo for overnight stops. Our last walking day of the adventure, where walk follows Dudh Kosi River all the way to Phakding village and then heading towards Ghat and Tade-Kosi small areas with the last climb to reach the main gate of Lukla. After a final climb of the journey rest of the walk is easy going through Lukla town and its markets place to our overnight stop in a nice lodge at Lukla, with time in the afternoon for short walks.

Day 16
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with free afternoon.

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with a free afternoon. As per our normal morning flight schedule for Kathmandu, transfer to Tenzing and Hillary Airport terminal and then board in respective airlines plane for the sweeping and panoramic flight back to Kathmandu, overlooking tremendous views of mountains as our air journey ends at Kathmandu airport. After checking out then transfer back to your respective hotels with time in the afternoon for leisure moments and individual activities.

Day 17
International departure for homeward bound.

After a wonderful time in Nepal with amazing time in high Himalaya on Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley trekking, a last day in the country of awesome adventures where our staff and guide transfers you to Nepal international airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.

Service Included

  • Arrival airport pick-up transfer to hotel.
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program
  • 3 Nights at 3-star standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax, and domestic airport transfer
  • Teahouse/Mountain Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Tea or Coffee) during the trek
  • Cost of a guide (government certified experienced, fluent English speaker, first aid and eco trained).
  • Porter’s cost (one porter for every two members in a group)
  • Everest trekking permit/Sagarmatha National Park fee
  • All Government and Local body taxes as applicable
  • 4-night will provide an attached bathroom with the hot shower during the trek
  • Purified drinking water while on a trek
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bags (upon request)
  • a duffle bag and a T-shirt (as a souvenir)
  • Group medical Kit Box (Diamox and other first-aid medicine carried by a guide)
  • An hour trekker's massages upon accomplishing the trek
  • Farewell dinner with official staff(HNA)
  • Adventure certificate (after completion of the trek)
  • Final departure transfer to the airport

Service Not Included

  • International Airfare/Vasa
  • Monument fees sightseeing place in Kathmandu ($26 per person)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome/farewell dinner
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies) additional hot drinks /bottled drinks/boiled and mineral water
  • Electronic device re-charge/Hot shower/Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew
  • Anything other not mentioned in 'Service included' section

Meals and Accommodations:

In major cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will get multiple options to choose from, from cheap lodges to extravagant 5 stars hotels. Likewise, you will also get to choose from a wide range of cuisines while in the major cities. However, once you move away from the cities, the options for meals and accommodations in Nepal will become limited. During the treks, the best accommodations available are lodges and teahouses. They provide basic facilities for dining and lodging. These places mostly serve traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhat Tarkari” (rice, pulses, and vegetables). Similarly, there are several other food varieties like Momo, Thukpa, and Thakali food available across Nepal.

Banking, ATM’s, and Money in Nepal:

Nepalese Rupees is the official currency of Nepal. The banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 whereas coins of 1 and 2 are available in Nepal.
While travelling to Nepal, banking and money exchange are not a huge deal in big cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu. When you head to rural areas, the availability of banks, ATMs, and money exchange booths becomes fairly scarce. So, it best to withdraw enough cash and exchange the currency at major cities.

You can also exchange foreign currencies into Nepali Rupees at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You need to be updated about the exchange rates which are available at the official website of Neal Rastra Bank at https://www.nrb.org.np/fxmexchangerate.php.

Sightseeing Tour:

We will brief you about your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and trekking and we will be giving you information file, and importantly introduced with your tour/trekking guide.

Trekking Crews:

You will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who has to acknowledge about responsible tourism flew of areas and eco-friendly tourism
We also provide an assistant guide (call is Sherpa) if you’re on the group 4-5 people, who are ready to help you with every your situation. Also provide one porter is every two members of the group, and he will be carrying bag pack not more than 25kg. We get our crews’ life get insured.

Documentation:

After your trip is over, we will provide you (HNA) adventure certificate =region.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of minimum 2-10 people. In case you want to travel alone, please do not hesitate to write back to us. We will plan consequently. In the case in your group more than ten people, please let us know so that we can make advance require and improvise plans and itinerary.

Acclimatization:

Trekking on the Everest Region much difficult as it is even more technical. We give you special priority to its technical sides for as well. For this, we have planned an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know a particular location where you need to stay for rest to acclimatize, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly pace study and so on. In case you get AMS, we have to crews who know how to deal with, it effectively and smartly.

Altitude Sickness:

While trekking in Nepal is extremely satisfying, altitude sickness might get a better hold of you at times. The air pressure and oxygen concentration decrease the higher you travel. As such, altitude sickness is an illness that a human body suffers from due to these reasons. The symptoms of the sickness include lack of appetite, nausea, weakness, lightheartedness, sleep disturbance, tiredness, and headache. These symptoms generally appear when moving upwards of the height 2,400 meters from the sea level.

You can adopt different measures to avoid altitude sickness like a walk with a slow and steady pace, avoid smoking, and stop at different stations to acclimatize. Before beginning your trek, make sure you have a first aid kit with ibuprofen or paracetamol and Diamox. If anyone falls victim to altitude sickness, it is necessary to inform the trip leader and descend to a lower altitude. In extreme cases, it might also be necessary to perform Heli rescue and emergency evacuations.

Travel Insurance:

Accidents can happen anywhere so, it is recommended for all the tourists to get travel insurance before visiting Nepal. Depending upon the insurance policy and the company, the insurance will look after tragic like theft, loss or accidental damage of gears and other belongings, baggage, and medical emergencies. Likewise, the insurance should also include helicopter evacuation and any kinds of mishaps that might occur during adventure sporting like bungee jumping, rafting, and zip-lining. No one is capable of foreseeing the accidents, but each individual can by themselves an insurance policy to lessen the effects of the accident.

Internet and Communication:

It is quite easy to access the Internet in Nepal. Using Wi-Fi is a widely used way to communicate and use the Internet. Wi-Fi is easily available in major cities and even in some remote destinations. When trekking to remote locations, Wi-Fi might not always be available; so, using cellular data is the best way to communicate over the Internet. You can buy a Sim-card in Nepal at a reasonable price which allows you to make an international call. Also, you can use mobile data while you are in the areas without Wi-Fi. Telephone, Fax, and newspapers are few other forms of communication in Nepal.

Pre-respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please consult your physician Please keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy
• Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other
• Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide

Popular Destinations to Visit:

There are numerous travel destinations in Nepal; each with a unique identity and story of its own. Kathmandu is one of such destinations, with dozens of sightseeing to do, eateries to try out, and handicrafts to shop. Next up is Pokhara which enchants its visitors with its serene lakes and the enthralling views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Fishtail ranges. Similarly, Lumbini, Chitwan, Bandipur, and Palpa are few other destinations which are ripe for tours and leisurely vacations. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are two of the most popular destinations for jungle safari and wildlife exploration.

As of adventure sports, Kathmandu and Pokhara offer plenty of choices including rafting, bungee jumping, zip-lining, and paragliding. Likewise, the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions stand out as the prominent destinations for treks, peak climbing trips, and expeditions.

Things to do in Nepal:

The nation is considered to be a paradise for trekkers and grants an exciting number of choices. On these treks, you will witness the grand views of the Himalayas and cultural prosperity of the ethnic communities along the trails. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek are two of the most popular treks in Nepal.

For those who are not satisfied with just gazing up to the mountains, you can go for a mountaineering expedition and peak climbing. While expeditions take you to mountains above the height of 6,500 meters, the destinations of peak climbing trips are low-lying peaks which can be summited even by amateurs. Everest (8848m), Annapurna (8091m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) are popular expedition sites whereas Island Peak (6189m), Mera Peak (6476m), and Pisang Peak (6091m) are the notable peak climbing destinations.

Short tours and sightseeing in Nepal are also quite popular among travellers in Nepal. Likewise, adventure sports like rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing, zip-lining, and mountain biking are also among the things that can be done in Nepal.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal:

The country lies on the temperate zone and has four distinct climates: spring, summer (with monsoon), autumn, and winter. Normally, the best time to trek in Nepal is during March-May (spring) when the skies are clear, trails are filled blooming flora, and the temperature is just the right.

Another appropriate season is mid-September to November (autumn), during which the temperature is moderate, skies are clear, and mountain views are stunning. The summer season (June – August) is occupied by heavy rainfall increasing the chances of landslides in the hills, while the winter season brings in harsh weather conditions and extreme cold. However, there are treks which can be done during winter and monsoon as well.

Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang regions lie in the rain-shadow area so, they are ideal trek destinations during monsoon. Likewise, easy and low-altitude treks like Ghorepani Poonhill and Tamang Heritage Trek are perfect during the winter season.

(Frequently Asked Questions or Queries):

Is it really Gokyo, Cho-La pass and Everest Base Camp Trek?

It all depends upon on fitness and one’s healthy background, people with much exercises and experienced long walks ups and downhill will be not a big issue or problem except altitude gains, where on this trek itineraries designed with flexible days to cope with acclimatization before reaching our main highlight destinations. Walking is not tough except for some long hour days on crossing Cho-la pass and from Namche to Lukla, actually, it is not a big problem only with long days walks.

For high altitude crossing like Cho-La pass what safety measures do you take?

On most of the high altitude treks and adventure where people are well prepared with much
exercise before signing up the trips, where’s on this trip we carry comprehensive medicine kits with some medication for high altitude symptoms. Sometimes we do also carry Pressure (Gamma Bag) on special request of the clients and groups which helps you to maintain the same pressure where you were at good health, the best way for altitude and AMS problem (Acute Mountain Sickness) is to Descend as much as possible to lower elevation, where our guides and staff are well equipped with high altitude knowledge and care for clients in such situations.

When can I book for Gokyo, Cho-La and Everest Base Camp Trekking?

Depending upon your time and duration for the trek you can book this trip at least 2-3 weeks ahead from our departure dates for the trek, with advance payment as per the
norms and rules of the company. Make sure that you have checked your medical and physical fitness before signing the trip and as well purchasing medical and travel insurance which is very important for this kind of adventurous treks in Nepal Himalaya.

How many people will be in the group?

From a minimum 3-4 person in the group with the maximum of 10-15 persons in the group, in
some cases we do allow booking for the single person as well, running independently at extra
cost than in groups.

How is the weather in Everest Base Camp and Gokyo valley Trekking?

As per the season wise, where the best time is from March to May when most of the day is clear with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude and areas. Where most of the morning till mid-days clears for views and walks, sometimes the afternoon can get overcast with chances of light rains and snow. March to May will be lively with wild-flowers in full bloom especially various species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees too short bushes.

How are the lodge and Tea-House on Treks?

Tea-House the word used in early days when there were smaller numbers of lodges on
route trekking, at present each village has more than 10 to 20 good lodges with
pleasant rooms accommodations, serving excellent food menus as per the season wise.
Higher above 4,000 m the lodges are good but due to freezing cold temperatures in
night and morning time where they have toilets on the outside, with some inside as
common bath rooms and rest rooms. All rooms and dining with warm heating and cozy facilities to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable.

Are there any electricity and network for cell-phones?

Most of the places do have electricity on route trekking run by hydro-power after
Namche and Thyangboche, where much of electric supply are private and individual of
the lodge owners with sun / solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as
well were for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones. Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above Dingboche and some areas due to high peaks and hills, the networks are disturbed in deep areas like around river gorge areas. At present nearly all people in Nepal including remote villages do have an assist to cell- phones with fine network connection only in bad weather the line can be broken,
otherwise, it is fine in working order.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and
medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical
where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for
Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.
For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an
extra guide to take care of sick clients till he/she recovers on route treks or help them
to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Kathmandu.

How are foods and hygiene during treks and lodges on route?

Meals are prepared according to your choice of menu items, all foods are carefully
prepared with much hygiene concern, avoiding from complaints and reputation of the
lodges, as they have been serving for more than two decades to worldwide travelers.

I have heard that some people could get sick while on treks why?

Well hearing rumors and seeing for your own self is a different picture, to be honest, some people are not used to Asian and spicy foods, that’s why people could get sick
with the change of diets as well. To be on the healthy side before and after the treks is to get advice from your guides what will be the best food to consume while on treks, we strongly suggest staying away from meats items in the first place, as it is not hygienic could be the stale meat of a week time or more. If you go with a vegetarian for sometimes will be the best options to stay healthy till you get immune to local environment and culture.

What types of medication should I bring from home for the trek?

In our list, we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first
aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well. In every trip of ours, we carry comprehensive medical kits which will be carried by our trekking staff, guides or group leader for common use if required for your own personal illness, where you doctors might have recommended some medicine to carry with you.

What are the major factors and precaution one should take care on treks?

Always abide by the rules of the company and guides/leader, most of the main sickness is stomach disorder due to change in foods and culture shocks. If people have traveled to Asia countries and know the food well will be not a problem. Other factors might lead to altitude sickness known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which can happen to any people if they are not careful by walking fast at a higher elevation and might catch the symptoms of AMS. We have designed the itinerary days where people can acclimatize well with rest days in a couple of high places before reaching much higher to our goal and highlights. Some people might take Diamox pills, which is often used as high altitude pills, should consult the doctors before taking the right dose, which helps to regulate the flow of blood systems from getting clots in high altitude. Where drinking plenty of fluids, water-juice and rehydration drink including black warm tea also help and taking much rest after getting tired.

Checklist for all season:

  • Travel document: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and a passport-sized photo.
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Reading/Writing materials
    Binoculars
  • Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • First-aid kit (containing lip balm, aspirin/ paracetamol, Band-Aid, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenge, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or
  • Ciprofloxacin, antibiotic  for
  • Giardia, Diamox and any extra
  • prescription drugs you are currently taking)
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit, candies, and snack foods
    Money-Cash
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Lightweight towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Toiletries (quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clipper, face, and body
  • moisturizer, feminine, hygiene
  • products, small mirror
  • Day pack (with waist straps)
  • Alarm clock and
  • torch/flashlight/headlamp
  • Lighter
  • Insect repellent
  • Earplugs and eye mask
  • Small padlock
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sun hat Sunglasses, Scarf
  • Bag Liner
  • Sewing kit
  • Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Running shoes or sandals
  • Comfortable walking shoes
    Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Underwear and shorts
  • T-Shirt 2 Or 3
  • Long sleep shirt
  • (Special Checklist for summer)
  • Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)
  • Special Checklist for winter and High Altitude:
  •  34. Layered clothing /Thermals and extra warm clothing during winter (December-March)
  •  1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Fleece Or wool trousers/pants
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
  • A four-season sleeping bag/sleep
  • sheet Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Gaiter (optional)
  •  Special Checklist for summer
  •  Lightweight wool
  • jumper/sweater/fleece
  • Umbrella/waterproof jacket and
  • trousers (May—September)
  • Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
  • Water bottle

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  • Domestic Airline
  • Moderate to Adventurous
  • Gokyo-Ri 5,357, Cho-la Pass 5,367m, Kalapathar 5,545 m and
  • 2+
  • September- December, March-May
  • 14 Nights and 15 Days
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