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Gokyo-Cholo Pass Everest base camp Trek

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This supernatural Himalayan country is geographically well placed on the backbone of the planet’s most billed mountain range. The mountains here are endless with a whole assortment of trailblazing adventures that can satisfy the greenhorn and the diehard adventurer. Bravado scenery that sets of the adrenaline, with a multifaceted culture and some of the most action packed trails in the world all put together engineer to create a lot of unique ventures in the wilderness of Nepal, making this part of the world a true Shangri-La for the gallant adventure traveller seeking to go where only eagles dare. Nepal could well be deemed to be the Mecca of adventure travel throughout Southern Asia, and many say even the world. hike to the top of the world, raft down wild dancing rapids, enjoy a bath with the elephants or just meditate on the purposes of life, the planet we live on or anything that suits you in this most divine Himalayan nation, the only one of its kind…opt for ‘Gokyo Cholo Pass Everest base camp trek’, as you trigger off a holiday into one of the great outback of the Himalayas.

Our sojourns go above the timberline into EBC as we penetrate the heart of the Khumbu homeland where the legendary Sherpa climbers hail from; as we clamber on into Gokyo valley from the happening capital of the Khumbu region – Namche – plodding higher by wading across the icy glaciated Cho La Pass once tread by legends. At Mountain Sherpa Trekking we always ensure that our trekkers get enough time to acclimatize on expeditions of this kind that go above 5000m so that you get used to the thinner air which allows us to discover alpine areas where all the true beauties of nature are placed…Our primary objective is EBC on the tough Khumbu glacier as we make a beeline for the all time favorite that’s Kalapathar at 5545m which gives us blissful views of some of the most famous peaks in the world, including Mt. Everest…and this is where the crux of our journey lies…

Our odyssey for the Khumbu trek, a zone with exceptional mountain landscapes, the best on earth, commences with a thrilling scenic flight to Hillary’s Lukla airport; from here on we hit the trails from Phakding to Namche on our way to the Gokyo valley before we summit Gokyo Ri, on the way to meet up with Kalapathar, popular called the ‘’trekkers summit’. This also includes the Sagarmatha National Park, the highest conserved park in the world and this gives us a fantastic appeal of what to expect throughout the whole course of our exciting trip while ‘Gokyo chola pass Everest Base Camp trek’’ as we head on into one of most amazing trekking holidays ever experienced in a lifetime…don’t miss this trip for the love of anything!


At a Glance

  • 16 days on trails that begins at the foothills of Everest & takes you up for some fantastic close-up views
  • Hotel and teahouse lodges that are cosy on the trail with healthy meals provided on the trails
  • 5545m…we peak at Kalapathar for some of the best sceneries of famous peaks…its awesome!!
  • Go together with by expert & helpful local Sherpa guide & team.100% success guaranteed

What's Included?

  • Healthy meals during entire trek: 3 times
  • Best Mountain Lodge with hot shower on trek
  • Flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • All airport transfers by Private vehicle
  • Expert Local Sherpa guide: Certified by Gov.
  • Necessary Porters: 1 porter between 2 people
  • Best 3/5 Star Hotel room in city with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner at Authentic Restaurant
  • MST kit bag, Group medical kit & trekking Map
  • Sleeping bag, Down Jacket & company t-shirt
  • Private vehicle for ground transportation
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Guides and porters pay, meals and insurance
  • Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city

What's Not Included?

  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu: $7-10 Per Meal
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
  • Gratitude for Guide & Porter
  • Battery Charges & internet on trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation

Itinerary

If it’s a clear day when you are flying into Kathmandu, then your tour begins right from the skies itself. The sights from the windows of our jet shows us glimmering snow-capped mountain peaks spread out down below us, giving us the first thrills of our just begun vacation, sparking off a whole reaction of unforgettable experiences that stay with us for some time to come. As soon as your plane hits the tarmac of Tribhuwan International Airport, Mountain Sherpa Trekking office representative and driver will be on standby to meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The rep will help you check into your designated hotel, and after going to our rooms and refreshing ourselves we will be briefed about our daily activities. The rest of your time is free to move around the neighborhood and get familiar with your surroundings. Your first overnight in the ancient city of temples, probably the most in the world. Hotel accommodation
All meals included: Welcome Dinner [ Typical Nepali Restaurant ]

After a good night’s sleep and enjoying a hearty b/fast, we proceed for our tour of Basantapur Durbar Square. Recorded by UNESCO as a cultural World Heritage site, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a bunch of medieval temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. within this square we will find Hanumandhoka Palace Museum, Taleju Temple, Kumari Ghar (House of the Living Goddess), Kasthamandap and other temples and buildings as old as the city itself; from here we head for a tour of the famous Boudhanath Stupa {said to be the largest in the world) and a major centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu. The stupa is designed to be like a giant mandala (a representation of the Buddhist cosmos).

We next drive down to Swayambhunath popularly known as Monkey Temple “Swayambhu” means “self-created” and refers to the myth that the hill sprung up suddenly from a great lake that once covered Kathmandu Valley. Our next destination is Pashupatinath Temple. This temple is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva and is said to be the most holy Hindu shrine in Nepal. We then wrap up our Heritage tour with a trip to Patan which is one of the three medieval cities in Kathmandu and a destination for connoisseurs of great arts. We return back to our hotel, refresh, and maybe do some shopping, have an early supper and retire to bed, most probably. Hotel accommodation
All meals included:  Healthy Breakfast

After being well rested after a solid night’s sleep, we wake up fresh the next morning, have an early breakfast, and get into our vehicle for a drive to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Hillary’s Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway destination from where our trip commences. After an adventurous scenic 40 minute flight above the stunning green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Arguably, this is one of the most beautiful sky routes in the world which concludes in a remarkable landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet the other crew members and after some sorting and packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the pretty wealthy village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if you are interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. This is our first Overnight in Phakding. Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

Walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch superb scenes of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618m). Through the settlement of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We pass through the last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche Bazaar. The trail climbs through the forests and bridges until we reach the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a final steep ascent of about two hours we get first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. At this juncture, we stop at Chautara to admire the views. We still need to hike about 1.5 hours to reach Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and the main trading centre of this region. Overnight in Namche [Las Vegas of the Khumbu] Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. We visit the Tourist Visitor Center near the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung and climb up to the famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. The Khumjung valley surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak of Khumbila hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. We visit Hillary School which is at the same site. After having lunch and spending some time in Syangboche, we walk back down to Namche Bazzar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

It’s a pretty strenuous ascent of the day as we have to pass the Mong La, a very charming place perched on the spur of Mt. Khumbila. An ancient historical Chorten stands at the centre of the settlement of Mong La. We stop at the top of Mong La to admire the grandest views of surrounding snow-capped mountains and valleys while having lunch. The most outstanding feature of the trail today is the abundance of plant and animal vegetation including wildflowers and Rhododendrons. While on the way it will not be unusual to spot wild fauna like pheasants, mountain goats, and the elusive musk deer. Traversing through forests, some water falls and bridges, we reach Mongla for our overnight Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

We are now approaching 4200m, and the air gets thinner. Today is a spectacular day in terms of scenery as we follow the main trail north out of Mongla. A short climb to a crest reveals a wonderful view towards Everest and Lhotse. We follow this main trail for a while longer, passing many traders selling Tibetan handicrafts, to a crossroads high above the Dudh Kosi. The trail to Everest drops down the hill but we turn off here and climb to cross the Mong La before reaching Phortse Tenga. From Phortse Tenga, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. This is natural nature at its best. We crash out at Dole for the night. Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

From Dole we climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the rhododendron forests give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements [yersa], which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of us are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while at the rear are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. Today’s trek is a somewhat short one and we will arrive at Machermo in time for lunch. Overnight Machhermo – Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

Beyond Machhermo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and upwards to Cho Oyu. Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail reaches the small village of Pangka (4390m). After passing Pangka the trail drops briefly, then climbs to a large cave known as Nilibuk. After Nilibuk we climb steeply along a narrow, newly crafted staircase trail. Atop the staircase the trail crosses a simple wooden bridge to the first small lake, Longponga, at 4650m. The trail now becomes almost level as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Taujun, at 4710m and finally up a boulder strewn path to Gokyo. Gokyo is a collection of stone houses and walled pastures on the shores of a large lake known as Dudh Pokhari (4 hrs). Overnight Gokyo. Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

 

Immediately behind Gokyo is the big top, Gokyo Ri. The day starts early with a sharp increase, it goes up, up and up for 1-3 hours to finally end on top of Gokyo Ri at 5,483 meters. From the top there is a 360 degree mountain panorama with Nepal's longest glacier, Ngozumpa, just below, with the entire Gokyo valley and the three very beautiful glacial lakes to the south. To the west is Renjo Pass and north Gyachung Kang and Cho Oyu. To the east are the Makalu, Lhotse and especially Mount Everest - all in all, four of the world's seven highest mountains in check. After having digested the great experience it goes down again to a rest in Gokyo mountain pastures in the afternoon.

There is also scope for more alpine experiences home by continuing into the valley and almost get under Cho Oyu. Behind Gokyo Ri stopped at Fourth Lake to enjoy the magnificent surroundings. There are also opportunities to continue to Fifth Lake and the small top Ngozumpa Ri at 5,553 meters. In any case, it happens in such beautiful surroundings that it means less of one or the other targets chosen - the day is just magnificent. At midday or in the afternoon returned to Gokyo - unless you have chosen to take a day at the dairy.Overnight by the side of the Gokyo lakes - Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

Fit and well acclimatized with our experience of the altitudes, we leave Gokyo to cross the Ngozumpa Glacier. We descend to the second lake and drop down onto the glacier. The route across the glacier is marked by cairns and is generally quite well defined. We climb off the glacier by a small dwelling known as Dragnak and follow a shallow valley to our camp by a small kharka. Overnight in Dragnak – Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

The target of today is to pass the Cho La which is quite hard and challenges us physically. We need to start the trip early at the break of dawn in morning. The pass is not itself difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. Trekkers’ being careful is necessary because the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice add trouble for hikers because of the slippery trail. The pyramidal Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south even as Cholatse soars on the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse rises sharply to our right. With difficulty, we reach Dzongla. Dzongla is a beautiful small settlement offering great views of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak and Pheriche village far below. We bunk out at Dzongla for the night. Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

This will be a very short trek so we have a lot time to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. We climb down from Dzongla and walk through a grassy trail while enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak. The trail curves through the wide river bed before reaching Lobuche. We can spend the rest of day taking a rest which will help us prepare for the next day’s long trek. Overnight in Lobuche - Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

A real early start is required to reach the Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. Only upon reaching the Everest Base Camp do we really appreciate the Everest climbers who brave the risky route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a grand view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We return to Gorakshep for a restful night. Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

Today is the most important part of our trip. We start early at dawn to catch the dramatic views from Kalapatthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C) departure beforehand. Plus there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to expose itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kalapatthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to click pictures. After several hours of ascent, we reach Kalapatthar. From here, we scuttle to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kalapatthar rocks and our eyes take in the unbelievable Himalayan views, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we possibly can with our camera so they can last a lifetime. After this we make our way back to Pheriche with a slow descent; for a good night’s rest which we truly deserve. Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

After enjoying our breakfast in Namche, we hit the trail towards Tengboche enjoying superb views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up views of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with some ups and downs overlooking magnificent views of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can spot wild fauna like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and the biggest Buddhist Monastery in Khumbu region is found herer. Overnight stay at lodge in Tengboche – Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

The trail from Namche Bazar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. It’s interesting to lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards and colourful pheasants while we pass through the forest by the trail.

A steep descent from Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the Dudh Kosi River near the confluence of the Dhudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi Rivers. We cross the Dudh Koshi River twice at separate locations before reaching Monjo. Upon this juncture, we are out of the Sagarmatha National Park after exiting from its official entrance near Monjo and finally reach Monjo Village. Monjo is comparatively a quieter place to stay than Namche and it also means our porters have a less strenuous walk back to Lukla next day. Overnight in the docile village of Monjo – Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

Today, we begin to get warmed up by the light cool breeze. Although we are traveling the same route down, we enjoy completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We take time and walk at our own pace today as this is the last day of our trek. We experience the Sherpa villages' impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayer flags while we walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, we have plenty of time to relax, stretch those aching legs, and recall the experiences of the last couple of days. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with truly happy faces! Upon arrival in Lukla, we stroll around while our leader will re-confirm our flight ticket. In the evening, we enjoy last dinner with our crew and make it a party night which calls for a celebration. Overnight at our Lodge - Lodge accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

Today, after a hale and hearty b/fast, we fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us in Kathmandu. We can rest and relax throughout the day at our hotel. If interested, we could buy some gifts to take home from Nepal for loved ones and friends and relatives; we can visit some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods. This short excursion either can be assisted by Mountain Sherpa’s guides or we can do it ourselves too. If we want to explore any other areas in Kathmandu, we have to manage time for this today as well! At eventide, we will attend an exciting celebration dinner together for successfully completing our original EVEREST Base Camp trek hosted by Mountain Sherpa Treks and Expeditions! Overnight in Kathmandu, the valley of the gods. Hotel accommodation

All meals included: Breakfast(B)

This is more or less a contingency day we keep in hand in the event of a delay in flights from Lukla to Kathmandu, which sometimes happens; so, if this doesn’t happen which is good and fortunate, and then it’s just great.It’s your free day to do whatever you wish, at your cool pace that suits your convenience. You could simply use this day for some shopping of souvenirs or penning a few postcards to the loved ones at home. It’s your day anyways. Hotel accommodation

All meals included: Healthy Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

After b/fast, our rep and office vehicle will be on standby at our hotel to transfer us to the airport for our connecting flight home. Serving you was a wonderful joy and pleasure, we at Mountain Sherpa Trekking and Trekkingwill cherish the bonds of our relationship created over the time you spent with us and we thank you for choosing us as your travel partner and for visiting this amazing country Nepal. We are sure that trekking in this beautiful region of the Khumbu [Everest region] will give you lifetime memories of a vacation well enjoyed. Ciao friends! Till we meet again. Breakfast

Please Note:that although we try to follow the itinerary given above, at times local trail or weather conditions may necessitate slight changes if necessary. The trekking itinerary may also vary slightly depending on our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This adventure goes into wild territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding.

Accommodation

yes 4 Nights Deluxe accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 Star/ 5 Star Category Hotel as per itinerary

yes 16 Nights best Mountain lodge comfortable room with attached bathroom & hot shower where available

mail All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis [Single rooms can be organized during trek with extra cost]

mail For the 4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu single rooms are available at a supplementary cost.

What kind of food I can expect during trek??

------------------- Morning Breakfast [6:30-7:30 AM] -----------------------

  • Tea or Coffee, Hot chocolate, lemon tea, hot milk or green tea
  • Eggs items- Fried Eggs, Boiled Eggs, scramble eggs, Omelet,
  • Bread items- Toast, Pancakes, Chapati & Tibetan Bread
  • Porridge with Honey

--------------   Afternoon Lunch [12:30 – 1:00 PM] -------------------

  • Curry with Rice, Pasta, Noodles item, fried rice, fried Potatoes, Mo.Mo

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yes Welcome/farewell Dinner with live Cultural Show at typical Nepali Restaurant

----------------- Evening Dinner [6:00-8:30 PM] ----------------------

  • Sherpa Stew, vegetable Soup, mixed Soup, Potato Shop
  • Dal bhat tarkari – a soup of lentils with rice and a vegetable curry
  • Fried potatoes with veg, MO. MO, fried Noodles, Pasta, mash potatoes with Cheese

--------------------------- Safe Drinking Water -----------------------------

You can get bottled water all the way up to base camp but the price per liter goes higher and multiplies significantly. It is recommended to bring steripen (UV filtration) or iodine tabs for water purification with soft plastic bags so that you can purify the water from local source and make it safe for drinking purposes. At tea houses you will be served with boiled water. And please be noted that don’t drink water from local taps and resources as it would prone you to water borne illness and affects the whole trekking journey.

Vital information

******* Climate and Seasonality *******

Nepal is subject to monsoon which determines the choice of trekking areas depending on the season: Spring Seasons [March to May] is ideal to watch the explosion of vegetation, including rhododendrons, and from around the Annapurna sanctuary trek to Everest, Generally clear skies in the morning, marked cloudiness in the late afternoon. The more we advance towards the month of May (monsoon), the more clouds rise early.

[Mid September to November] This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approx. above 20degC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as to -5degC at the higher altitudes.

Summer Season Starts from June to September. Dolpo trekking and Mustang trekking of Nepal, and Tibet tour can be done in the monsoon.

Winter, from Mid December to late February, the cold is dry, the clear sky, the sunshine ... Many benefits without the tourist season. For example, short trek like chisopani and nagrkot trek , ghorepani poonhill trekking ,Ghandruk Village trek would ideal for Winter Treks.

******* Travel Insurance *******

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you are insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs, air ambulance and helicopter rescue services). We also strongly recommend that you take out delayed departure and cancellation insurance, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions.

We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your MSTE itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken in the trip to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan & India. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses.

For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet, Bhutan & India trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage.You need send us your copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.

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Gokyo-Chola Pass Everest base camp Trek is pretty challenging treks since it involves high altitude pass commonly known as chola pass 5,368 meter. You should be reasonably physically fit to enjoy this trek fully. If you are moderately fit both physically and mentally you can join this trek. As there are steep ascent and descents, rocky paths, rock steps and some moraine walking. So, this trek isn’t suitable for anyone with knee problems or weak ankles. Anyone with heart trouble or lung problems should check with their doctor.We suggest you to do some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before embark on your journey.

We use standard rooms at quality hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the Gokyo Chola pass EBC trek routes, mountain lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping gear. The lodges in trekking routes generally provide single and double rooms, or seldom a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in tea houses provides essential and basic facilities and will be always outside the room.

Check the terms and conditions of your travel insurance very carefully before embarking on the Gokyo chola pass Everest Base Camp trek – the elevations involved are above 5000m, and many companies simply will not cover you at that level. (World Nomads offers trekking up to 6000m under its level 2 cover.)

You need to be covered for helicopter evacuation from the mountains in emergencies, and, if you have a connecting flight to your home country, are flying out of Lukla, and planes stop running, your insurance should cover the cost of a helicopter out of Lukla. We fully facilitate for our valued clients for any emergencies issue.

Yes, they have all received 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project). Please check our Trekking Guides Profiles and Training Certificates.

Our company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters. Please browse though Company Information pages to view insurance details.

That very much depends on how much use you intend to get out of it. Reasonable quality gear is available in Kathmandu for a fraction of the price of the real deal. We will help out you to find good standards gears in Kathmandu.You also rent out down gear and sleeping bags, which are the most sensible option if you don’t think you’ll be using them again for a while.

We suggest that you keep the weight of your trek bag maximum 15kgs. Each porter can carry maximum 30kgs = 2 clients trek bags @15kgs per bag per person. Please note that you are allowed only 15 kgs of luggage including your hand bag for Lukla flight. For excess baggage you have to pay extra charges.

The hotel we use in Kathmandu has a secure locked room where they store our Clients extra belongings in a safe way. You can also safely leave your belongings at our office.

Our expert Local Sherpa guides and porters are trained in mountain first aid and altitude related illness. The solution to severe altitude problems is always to descend. If someone is unwell or has an accident, we evacuate them out to the nearest road or village where we organize helicopter evacuation back to Kathmandu. We always have sufficient staff with our crew so that one of our people can leave to care for the sick/injured client and the rest of the group can continue on with their trek or climb if they wish to. There are now cell phone masts installed at Gorakshep so it is possible to get 3G connectivity throughout the entire Everest region. If necessary, your guide will utilize your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be flown to Kathmandu for medical attention.

There are now cell phone masts installed at Gorakshep so it is possible to get 3G connectivity throughout the entire Everest region. Please note in order to get Nepal SIM card you will need to provide a photocopy of details page of your passport and one passport photo. Our guide will help you to buy SIM Card. Also all our guides are equipped with the local mobile phone. You may wish to pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too.

We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

No problem at all because the lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.

Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions committed to looking after our porters and our trekking weights are carefully calculated so that our porters are not overloaded. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers. There will be one expert local Sherpa guide for 2 people. For above 4 trekkers we provide one extra Sherpa guide. This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you'd like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.

Yes, most of lodges/tea houses have electricity. You can charge your iPod or camera batteries while on treks. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some money for the charging fee (1 USD to 3 USD per hour) in during your trek. Someplace you can charge free also.

The tips for the guides, driver and porters are not included in the price you paid for your tour. However is something extra present to your staff after a special trek, however you must know that tips are not mandatory and instead you must take from different view of point as saying thanks after making successfully your trip to Everest Base camp. Normally, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

This is very practical matters for Everest base camp trek, however many company doesn't take it seriously, the flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are generally reliable but if the weather is not good they can be canceled for the entire day. Our 17 day package includes one extra contingency day in case of delays. If your flight is delayed in Kathmandu we will rebook your flight for the next day. We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. If you choose to take the helicopter, this can cost an additional $150 to $500 or more depending on availability and group size. Extra hotel nights in Kathmandu we be provided, when flights are delayed. If your flight is delayed in Lukla we will provide the accommodation and meals in the cost.

Once you have confirmed your booking, an advance deposit of 30 percent (30 %) of the "total trip Package” is required for 100% Confirmation. The deposit can be paid by Credit Card, or by bank Wire transfer. The remaining trek balance needs to be paid in Kathmandu on your arrival day. When we confirm your trek booking we will send you more details about how to pay the trek deposit. Please note that the trek deposit is non-refundable. However, you may postponed your travel date if incase required. Your deposit expires after 3 Years only. You can travel any date within 3 years.

We boast 99% success rate to date on our Gokyo Chola Pass Everest base camp trek, this is achieved because of our highly experience local Sherpa guides & staff. As we are 100% local Sherpa Company in Nepal. Our entire guides & staff are 100% Local Sherpa people from Everest region.

As you know “Sherpas are highly regarded as elite mountaineers and experts in their local area. They were immeasurably valuable to early explorers of the Himalayan region, serving as guides at the extreme altitudes of the peaks and passes in the region, particularly for expeditions to climb Mount Everest”

Second reason: Our specially designed itinerary ensures you a proper acclimatization, we added two extra days in the critical acclimatization period. One night in Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft) & we spent another night in Gokyo(4,750M/15,584 ft).

"If you have more questions, do not hesitate to contact us. You can e-mail us or you can skype with us, see the Contact Us button on the website."

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