Everest Base Camp - Kalapattar and Chola Pass trekking is one of the best trekking adventures in the world by ‘Lonely Planet’ and ‘National Geographic Adventure,’ the Everest Base Camp Trek is a ‘must-do’ for all intrepid trekkers and adventurers. Kalapattar known as mountain black stone 5550m is another famous hill station lies on 500 meter above Gorekshep. Kalapattar is a small peak that offers the great view of all Khumbu Himalayan ranges including Mt.Cho oyu, Mt. Everest, Aamadablam, Nupse and Makalu on 360 deg angle. Gorekshep is known as first Hillary base camp where we can find the last guest houses. From here, Everest base camp day hiking - trekking offers breathtaking mountain panoramas and this is one of the most inspiring places in the world for trekking and hiking. Everest base camp trek is also classic Himalayan trekking in Nepal with incredible views and rewards. Everest base camp and Kala Pattar is one of the most famous trekking and hiking trail in the world. Following a trail filled with colorful prayer flags, mani stones and chortens, we trek past mountain glaciers and visit the Gokyo Lakes and climb up to Gokyo Ri (5340m). The whole journey offers you stunning view of Mount Everest (8848 m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8511m), Cholatse, Tawoche, Thamserku (7600m) and many other snow capped mountains.
If Mount Everest Base Camp and Chola Pass Trek itinerary is not suitable for you, we design another itinerary as per your desire and duration of holidays in Nepal. We make this trek tinerary short and long according to your wishes. We are devoted to make your holidays in Nepal worth remembering forever. We welcome you at Kathmandu for your awesome Trekking in Nepal.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within BB plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs. As your request we go to short walk around old city area.
In the morning after breakfast at 9 AM, we host a pre trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduced your trek Leader / Guide mean time and it will provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the your trek and to introduce you to other participants. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip.
Early morning, fly together to Lukla air strips. Lukla is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.). The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.
Having breakfast at Phakding village, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). The trail leads along the right bank of Dudh Koshi River. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank, reach at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be paid. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the 2 major river connect eachother. Bhote Koshi udhkoshi is on the left side. Crossing the Hilary Bridge, Now we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we have an excellent views of the Mount Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods. The fresh German Bakery is waiting for you.
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. We take rest at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. It is considered as an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche Monestry. We go up to Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community. We enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on from here. While returning to Namche, we would visit Museum just above the town that exhibits Sherpa culture.
Taking breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we would be heading towards Tyangboche (3867 m.). The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi river. In this section too, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tyangboche. Tyangboche offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Everest in the left side and Ama Dablam in the right side.
Leave Tyangboche hill station and the Khumbu mountains as a backdrop-and descend a rhododendron covered area to emerge to a pleasant level area. Pass a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Deboche. Go on to Minlinggo and leave the mountain path to cross over a suspension bridge to the left bank of the Imja Khola. Climb the mountain path while looking up at Ama Dablam and Kantega (6779m) as they appear on the opposite bank. Ascend the chorten-lined route, come to a fork, the upper path passes Pangboche and a monastery, take the lower path to Pangboche Olin and its stone wall-enclosed potato field. Pass through the village and cross a stream to a path skirting a rocky area to terraced hills along the river bank. The trails climb slowly, winding above the Imjatse River, to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island Peak or Imjatse (6,189m) Pheriche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.
The trail climbs to Phalang karpo at 4340m then Duglha at 4620m, From Dughla the trail ascends the broad, gently slopping valley and climb steeply in to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier then left in to the memorial area Chukpilhara, before reaching the Lobuche village at 4930m
The trail from Lobuche follows the grassy ablation valley with great views of Pumori then crosses tributary glaciers to reach the dry lake bed of Gokrakchep. Do not forget to visit Italian Pyramid cause it is worthwile visiting there. As soon as you reach in Gorekshep, stop for lunch then Hike to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) to get the best views of Khumbu Glacier surrounding mountains, then and back to Gorakshep for the overnight stay.
Early morning climb to Kalapattar to see the sunrise view with spectacular panoramic scenary with 360 degree angle and back to Gorekshep. You might also visit to Everest Base Camp in an option this day. After heavy lunch, trek descend to Lobuche village.
In the morning after breakfast drop down via glacier moraine from Lobuche near by Dugla the route will be changed towards the next stop Dzongla (4830m). This is the last stop before crossing the famous and adventure Cho La Pass 5330 m.
It will be long walking until the next stop overcrossing chola pass (5330m). So you may need to carry extra bottle of drinking water because on the way there is no any places for buying drinks. After the pass the trail drops down to the next camp site is called Thangnak (4700m), but be careful as there are some places where stones are falling down. So talk with our expert guide before you cross over the pass.
Today, the trail leads all the way via moraine which takes about maximum 3 hours via crossing the Dzompa glacier and arrive in Gokyo and over night stay in lodge.
The excursion to the Gokyo Peak (5383m) usually starts early in the morning. The climb is quite steep first 30 minutes, it will take you an hour to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. 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, On the way to descent you can enjoy, superb view of Gokyo Lake.
The route will be descending down via Dhudh Koshi River bank and on the way you will have many spots of wonderful panoramic views.
Khumjung is the largest sherpa settlements where you will have chance to see real Sherpas’ life style and their cultural activities, The village has also a high school which is funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation and also an old monastery where they have preserved famous Yeti skull. However if you wish to have better view of the village, do 100 meter hike on to the hiltop which you could see on the background of the village.
The trail again drops to Namche Bazar and have a short tea / coffee stop and continue descending via same route and on the way stop for the lunch break an hour at Jorsale Village.
After breakfast, trek descend all the way to Lukla (2800m.). During the trekking tours, we gradually descend along the bank of Dudh Koshi River. We would have plenty of opportunities to walk over suspension bridges.
We board our early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Upon arrival at TIA, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. Today is leisure day for your free passing time and throught walking around in city area.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport for your onward final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!
The best seasons for trekking in Nepal are March to May in Spring season and mid September to mid December is in Autumn season.
There are treks suitable for a wide range of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali support (guide / porterguide / porter) and teahouse accomodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. Longer treks, crossing high passes and into remote regions demand a higher degree of endurance. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summitting a mountain of 5650-6500m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience
We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.
To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks & Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.
We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.
Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking - yes, you need to have experience in high altitude - somehow about 3000M above sea level.
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking - we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.
Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for incase. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city tours / city areas.
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our each porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
I am happy to give you details of our trekking trip with Ammar. We were a group of four (my wife, our daughter and her boyfriend) and we started on October 20 th from Kathmandu , flying into Lukla and trekking for 16 days up Everest base camp and Kalapattar. This was our third time of trekking in Nepal , before we had been in Langtang/Gosainkund and in the Annapurna region up to ABC, and the Everest region is certainly the most spectacular one. But, obviously, it is also the most crowded one.
Ammar had been a perfect guide for us, extremely helpful in choosing the proper lodges, getting our food ready in time, and just making life as easy and entertaining as possible. Although he is young, he has a lot of experience in these regions, and, what is very helpful, a lot of friends among the locals. This can be useful: for example the boss at the airport of Lukla is his friend. You might have heard of problems arising in Lukla when the weather is bad for several days and the planes cannot fly. Then tourists are getting nervous because they might miss their international flights. And here Ammar´s friend would be very helpful and find you a place on a plane for flying out. Furthermore, Ammar´s rates are quite decent, much cheaper than when you book with one of the large trekking organizations. And finally, he managed to choose three porters for us which were the best we had. They even came back several times, after they had reached the day's destination, to help us with our own bags. I had never experienced that with other porters we had so far.
Don´t hesitate to ask further questions, I am happy to answer, and had a good time there. Best wishes, and namaste (as a training for Nepal ).
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