Cho La Pass Gokyo Trekking
Cho La Pass Gokyo Trekking is an outstanding trekking activities in Khumbu Region. As similar to the Everest Base Camp Trekking, the Cho La Pass Gokyo Trekking starts from the Lukla Airport and follows the classical trails of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa. Cho La pass is rich in landscape views and is adventurous paradise for the trekkers and travels.
Cho La Pass Gokyo Trekking passes through the most beautiful places of Khumbu Region including the Gokyo Lake, Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar. The Cho La Pass Gokyo trekking approximately started only after the 3 hrs walk from the Lukla airport from where we move towards the Gokyo Valley. The trekking trail follows to the Gokyo Peak (5480m), for which the ascent is the one of the grand attractions of this circuit, we view incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Makalu, Cho Oyu (8153m) and Lhotse (8511m) and so much more.
Osho World Adventure as a responsible and Government authorized travel agency has 20 days Cho La Pass Gokyo trekking itinerary which is best suited for any age of travelers. Osho World Adventure has every week departure for Cho La Pass Gokyo Trekking, however we can choose the dates as per your requirement.
Destination: Everest Base Camp & Cho La Pass
Trip Duration: 20 Days
Season: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Start Point: Lukla
End Point: Lukla
Accommodation: Tea House or Lodge
- Trek to Gokyo valley and visit to Gokyo lake and Gokyo Peak.
- Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
- Visiting Tengboche Monastery.
- Visiting Namche and Khumjung Village.
- unforgettable views of Khumbu Ice fall.
- Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Khumbu Ice Fall view from Kalapatthar at elevation of 5545 meters.
Outline Itinerary For Cho La Pass Gokyo Trekking
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) & Trek to Phakding (2610m).
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.).
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m) for acclimatization.
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4040m.) via Khumjung.
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4150m).
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4750m).
Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo and excursion around Gokyo valley & Lake.
Day 10: Trek to Thanknak (4650m).
Day 11: Trek to Chola Pass (5350m) & Dzongla (4830m).
Day 12: Trek to Gorakshep (5180mm) .
Day 13: Trek to EBC (5316m) and Return to Gorakshep (5180m).
Day 14: Trek to Kala Patthar (5545m.) & Pheriche (4243m).
Day 15: Trek to Tyangboche (3867 m).
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m).
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2886 m).
Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 19: Leisure day and Farewell in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
Day 01.Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
We pick you from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel. During this period our staff will guide you a brief orientation of the package and Nepal. You will serve with Breakfast at Hotel or other local restaurant.
Day 02.Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour.
Kathmandu Sightseeing program starts on day 2, you will be well informed about this on arrival. This will be half day sightseeing of the place of attraction in Kathmandu, guided by our staff. Rest of the time, you can use for walking around Thamel and shopping for required equipment and other necessary stuffs.
Place of Attraction: Monkey Temple, Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Baudha
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding (Approx: 30 minutes flight to Lukla 2,840m 9-10km (2 1/2 -3hr walk) to Phakding at 2,800m):
On arrival at Lukla you will be received by our trekking guides. In Lukla you will have time to wander around, while the Sherpa crew sort and divide the load, lunch depending upon the time of arrival at Lukla either in Lukla or few walks further down on route to Phakding. The first village after Lukla is Chheplung and further down the trail, you will past through Ghat and Phakding.
Place of attraction: view of Kusum-Kangru 6,369m crossing a short suspension bridge, Ghat village, Dudh-Kosi river.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m (approx. 5-6 hrs):
From Phakding after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again, with magnificent view of Thermasarkhu 6,608m, then reaching a small village of Monjo after the last 20 minutes climb from the stream, after Monjo, comes to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, from here a short descend with a gradual walk to the Jorsaleand village is reached, the last village and the only place to shop till Namche Bazaar is reached, a second bridge is reached over the same river, the walk is pleasant on the river bed till the last bridge over the Imjatse river is reached, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak, Kusum kangru Mt.Everest- Nuptse wall, Lhotse and the closer view of Taweche peak can be seen all the way up, from here another 1-2 hour walk up brings to the famed Namche Bazaar, the colourful houses are situated in an amphitheatre U shaped bowl. In addition, you are now heading into a high altitude area, so take it easy. Even the fittest people are prone to altitude sickness.
Place of attraction: view of Thermasarkhu, Kwangde peak, Kusum kangru Mt.Everest- Nuptse wall, Lhotse, Taweche peak, Jorsaleand, bridge, Imjatse river, colorful horses.
Day 05: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar:
Suggested activities a short walk uphill to the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter, a magnificent spot perched on top of Namche Bazaar with breathtaking view of the surrounding snow capped giants and the valleys way down, with an interesting museum with all kinds of information regarding the history of the Himalayas, geographic, culture, mountaineering history and existing information on flora and fauna of this region, afternoon at leisure.
Place of Attraction: view of the Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Museum, Flora and fauna, Sherpa’s Life Standard.
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4040m.) via Khumjung- 6 Hours:
After a rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization, our trek continues to the Dole following classical route of Everest Base Camp Trekking until the Sansa, from there trail leads toward the Mongla (4000 m). Mongla is best place to see the panoramic views of various mountains. Later then, our trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens.
Day 07.Trek to Machhermo (4150m)- 5 hours:
We climb steadily along the valley’s side from Dole, here the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. Cho La Pass Gokyo Trekking trail passes through the many summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of you are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku.
Day 08.Trek to Gokyo (4750m)-5 Hours:
Today, we head for the lakes at Gokyo. We follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the melt-water Rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. we climb a steep rocky inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes.we soon arrive at the second lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5420m.). The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari will appear and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Walking by the side of the lake, we will arrive at Gokyo.
Day 09.Rest day at Gokyo and excursion around Gokyo valley & Lake:
Gokyo is known for the trade center of the Sherpa people who run the lodges and business in Everest Region. The place is situated near the Ngozumpa glacier which is the biggest glacier of Nepal. We spend our whole day exploring Gokyo valley, Gokyo Lake and other places. The rest day is also very important at Gokyo to acclimatize with Altitude.
Note: The route to Renjo la pass Trek is separated from here (Gokyo).
Day 10.Trek to Thanknak (4650m)-6 Hours:
We hike to Gokyo Ri for sunrise view and to see spectacular views of Mt. Everest and other Himalayas, which will take your breath away.This is an experience of a life time land will leave you with unforgettable memories. After that we return to Gokyo for breakfast and then continur to trek to the Thaknak, passing the lakes and crossing the glacier.
Day 11.Trek to Chola Pass (5350m) & Dzongla (4830m)-9 Hours:
We continue our trekking to the Cho-La pass (Chhugyuma) at 5,420m. The pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves traversing a glacier on the eastern side. After crossing the Cho-la pass and we reach Dzongla.
Day 12.Trek to Gorakshep (5180mm) 5 Hours:
We trek along the moraine of the glacier, where we see the superb views of Kalapathar and Pumori, before reaching Gorekshep for your evening stay. This is the last stop before the climb to the base camp the next day. It is important to take the time to rest and acclimatize for this unforgettable day.
Day 13.Trek to Everest Base Camp (5316m) and Return to Gorakshep (5180m)- 4-5 hours:
We move to the classical route of Everest Base Camp from Gorekshep, the path from here can be misleading, follow the leader, every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier, the walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the walk passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp.
Everest Base Camp is lively with commotion during the high expedition season. It takes 2-3 hrs to get to base camp and after a grand time here retrace the journey back to Gorekshep.
Place of Attraction: Icy glacial pond, icebergs, Gorakshep, Khumbu Icefall.
Day 14.Trek to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and Pheriche (4243m.)- 7 Hours:
Early morning a steep walk towards Kalapatthar, on reaching the top ridge of Kalapatthar which is a small rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Mt. Pumori, the view from here is beyond imagination as the Everest looks within a stone throw distance, between the summit of Nuptse and Lho-la and Lhotse and with all the higher snow capped giants that dominates all around, with a view of Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier, after a wonderful time here descend back to Gorakshep and continue walk to Pheriche, the walk is downhill most of the way, after Thugla where the Dingboche trails branches off from here our route descends further to the flat Pheriche Valley, afternoon can be very windy here, after an hour of good walk reaches you at Pheriche for the overnight stop.
Place of Attraction: View of Kalapattar.
Day 15.Trek to Tyangboche (3867 m.)- 4 Hours:
From Pheriche a short walk brings you to the bridge, after the bridge it is nearly downhill all the way with few ups in between to Pangboche and Thyangboche, on reaching the bridge back to the woodlands and vegetation with an hour up hill to Thyangboche for the overnight stop.
Day 16.Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) 4-5 Hours:
The trekking from Tyangboche is mostly downhill to the Phungitenga and some steps to the Sanasa and almost plat to Namche Bazaar.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (5 hrs walk):
Last day of this great trek will be one of the good walk to Lukla, you can walk at on your own normal pace, leisurely and enjoying the lush green scenery around. Apart from few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla which will take about 45 minutes from a place called Choplung or from the old big oak tree. On reaching Lukla, prepare for the last day great dinner and a party with the fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members.
Day 18: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu:
The flight time to Kathmandu, are schedule for morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason. Depending upon the flight time this scenic flight from Lukla takes about 30 minutes to Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snow capped peaks can be seen during the flight. At Kathmandu domestic terminal, our staff will receive and escort you back to the Hotel.
Day 19: Free day at leisure:
A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.
Day 20: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
Fixed Departure Coming Soon. We have everyday departure for Cho La Pass Gokyo Trekking. Please contact us to book your date of Departure or Join other groups.
Package cost includes following services:
- KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace.
- Welcome breakfast or lunch or dinner and Farewell dinner.
- Accommodations Twin Sharing Basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara at 2 to 4 Star hotel.
- Tea house lodge where available during trekking otherwise tented camp (twin sharing). Most of the tea houses are basic standard.
- Round trip Land or Air Transportation as per the destination and itinerary. Approx. 7-8 hours drive.
- English Speaking experienced Trekking Guide (Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder), one extra assistant trek leader for above 8 pax group. 1 porter for 2 person basis (Carry max. 25 Kgs per porter) during the trek.
- All official document process charges including Trek Permit, TIMS card & any required permits or Official Documentation for trekking.
- Insurance, Transportation, Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guides during the trek
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu City on 2nd day (Swayambu nath, Buddha nath Stupa, Kumari temple/durbar square & Pasupati nath Temple by tour guide and car/driver (6-7 hrs tour).
Note: Entrance fees are not included with this package.
- Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Down Jacket, sleeping bag, Osho World Adventure trekking kit bag/duffel bag, First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only), T-shirt and Trekking maps.
- Emergency helicopter rescue Evacuation Coordination Service (This is only in case of Emergency condition of guests, however all guests are responsible to pay helicopter Evacuation Charge- US$ 2500 per/Hour if necessary. So all our valued guests are kindly advised to make sure that they have necessary travel Insurance which should cover heli Evacuation expenses in case needed)
- One day free Yoga & Meditation Course or One day volunteering service School.
- Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees
Complementary from Company (to our Valued Guests)
- Trip Certificate ( for memory of Nepal trip)
- Porter Carrying kid Bag- Trekking bag for Porter
Package cost excludes following services:
- International Airfare to and from your country
- Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for 90 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
- Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara – keep $ 5 to 10 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant.
- Any kind of meal including breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Extra accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early return from trekking than schedule itinerary.
- Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts Etc in Trek
- Tips for Guide & Porter after complete programmed.
- Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
- Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control.
- Personal expenses such as the phone calls, laundry service, internet, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower, etc.
- Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above
Note:Extra single room Supplementary charge is applicable if Guest does not have partner to share room together or in the case if no one want to Share room together or He/she prefer to have single room.
If you would like to accommodate yourself at your own preferable Luxury or Budget hotels in Kathmandu city, please kindly write us hotel name, so we can update accordingly.
Typical Day on Trek
After packing bags and hearty breakfast, we set out for a walk. We stop for a lunch after 3-4 hours walking. The afternoon walk is relatively short and therefore we arrive at our destination on time. Upon our arrival at destination, tea is served. We spend remaining afternoon in exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or by enjoying a guide book.. Sometimes we will be free after the lunch. You can enjoy your evening by playing cards and relieving the days tiredness before you to bed.
You do not have to face any problems regarding accommodation while going trek in Annapurna region, Lang tang region and Everest region. You can find lots of clean and gracious lodges along the trail. We generally stay in a single room. Sometimes you will have to share beds in case we cannot manage single rooms. There are limited facilities available in the tea houses. However, we always make sure that your stay is comfortable and food is hygienic. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. Every day, you and your group will be accommodated in local lodges. Our guide assistance (Sherpa) always goes ahead of us to book the required rooms for the group. Please remember that some of the lodges are very basic and sense of adventure is must to adjust with them.
We are working in collaboration with hotels under 4 star categories and they provide good services to our clients. However, if you have got different choice in selecting hotels, we respect your selection. You can click in our website to find the categories of hotels.
Meals and Drinking water
You will be provided standard breakfast, lunch and three course dinners on the trek. You will also be provided tea or coffee with each meal. You will be asked to select from the menu and our guides will prepare food accordingly to serve you the best possible meals. You will be served delicious and plentiful foods but the menu doesn’t include extensive items of food. Most tea houses offer variety of rice and noodles dishes with soup and seasonable vegetables. Variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh seasonal fruits. So far water is concerned; you can by bottled mineral water from the lodges and shop available en the route in your trek. You can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat water with purification pills.
Luggage While Trekking
Your main luggage will be carried either by the porters or at the back of animals like Yak. You will have to carry just a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jackets etc along with a small load that gives you the full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal ’s domestic airlines is 15 Kgs, excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors
We have a small group of like minded people who always work for making your trip memorable and insightful, by creating an opportunity to interact with local people about their culture and life style. Our group generally consists of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, no minimum and maximum apply. You are free to choose any type of trips at your convenient time frame for any numbers of people if you want to travel independently with friends, families and colleagues.
How we meet in Kathmandu
You need to forward your international flight details to us in advance for your greeting at the airport. As you complete the custom formalities and come out of the terminal building, you will be noticing our representative waiting to welcome you with holding garland and our company signpost. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Osho World Adventure Pvt. Ltd. and follow them. Meet our representative and then you will be transferred to hotel. You will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice at the time of check in.
Rescue / Evacuations
In case of serious sickness or casualty, you will be transferred to the nearest hospital and you will be liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation. Therefore, please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu.
Responsible Travel & Tourism
Wonderful environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of trekkers threaten the very beauty of Nepal . As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats, we do not have camp fires and use kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood.
We also discourage you to use wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now provide solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.
Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strew with litter. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy.
We can help you to extend your trip if you are interested to trek more both within and other neighboring countries. You can try rafting or you may go for Jungle safari in Nepal or you can enjoy Nepal cultural tour. You can also go for trek in Tibet , India and Bhutan . After the trek ends in Pokhara, you are strongly advised to spend few more days in exploring sights and sounds of the this beautiful city.
All staffs and porters are equipped with adequate clothing and equipments.
Each person must deposit 20% of the total trip cost 30 days prior to the trek starts. We will confirm your booking by email after receiving the deposit. There are two ways for the deposits : cash/ credit cards
You can send us US dollar/ Euros other currencies, in the bank account of Osho World Adventure Pvt. Ltd. We expect you to make a full payment before you check in hotel in Kathmandu.
You can make a final payment either in cash or by traveler’s cheque after your arrival in Kathmandu .You do not entertain payment by credit card as it incurs additional 4% service charge. And it has not been included the cost trip. If you wish to pay by credit card, please click the link given below.
If you still have any queries regarding this trip, please don’t hesitate to contact our office staff. We will respond to you within 24 hours. You can book a trip by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
While on trekking, you will not get the same level of comfort as you would at your home. This is majesty of trekking and to be more adventurous. But there are some requisites that trekker should consider before making any trekking trip. The trekkers should be equipped with all necessary elements and supplies.
You can find good quality trekking gear in Nepal; however they are not purely original. Below is the list of all trekking gear that you need while trekking in lower or higher altitudes. Please make sure you will have enough trekking gear from following list.
Please note that you main bag is either carried by porter or yak which you might not have access during day. Hence it is recommended to carry separate bag by yourself with all necessary stuff like water bottle, Personal first aid kit, sun cream, sweater or down jacket, rain parka and lunch box.
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What are the best seasons for trekking?
The best seasons to trek in Himalayas of Nepal between Autumn and Spring. You can also enjoy Nepali main festival like Dashain and Tihar. You can also have trekking in other season but you could expect difficult weather situation.
Do I need an experience for Trekking in Nepal?
Normally trekking in Nepal is suitable for those who can walk 5-6 hours in day with light weight rucksack. And for adventurous trekking, you must have experience of moderate trekking. And physical fitness is must necessary for trekking.
Do you have airport pick facilities?
Yes! We have free airport pick up and drop facilities with every booked package with us. You just need to inform us time and date of arrival during the booking.
What type accommodation can I expect in Trekking in Nepal?
There are three types of accommodation in Nepal depending upon the destination. Lodge or tea house accommodations with basic standard are available in popular trekking trail. And many trail lack lodges and tea house will have homestay or camping style accommodations with expert cooks.
What kind of food can I expect during the trekking?
Basic standard but delicious food will be available during the trek. Mostly vegetarian style foods can be expected where lodges or tea houses are available. In camping style trekking, our expert and professional cook will help you.
Note: You must have your breakfast, lunch or dinner where you spend overnight.
Who will be our guides during the trek?
You guide will be English talking local Nepali. We can also provide specific language talking guide for you such as Russian, Spanish, Chinese, French or Italian. All guides are well trained and government authorized which includes Sherpas, Gurung, Magar, Rai and Brahmin.
What equipment do you provide? What should I bring myself?
We provide sleeping bags, down jackets for the Lodge to Lodge trek (Teahouse) and tents, mattresses, kitchen equipment (all of the highest quality) during the Camping Treks. However, trekking shoes, personal equipment and climbing equipment is up to you. See our equipment list or email us for a specific list.
How much extra money do I need per day?
You need to allocate 10$-15$ per day for Lunch or Dinner during stay at Kathmandu or Pokhara. During trekking depending upon a destination, you need 20$-40$ per day for Lunch and Dinner. It also depends on your spending habits.
Are your staffs fully equipped? What about their insurance?
Yes! Our staffs such as guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters are fully equipped. We are connected with each other and believe in team work. We protect and advocates for the rights of all our staffs and they are fully insured.
Can I add extra days to my trip?
Sure!!! You can add another extra days during the trekking. We can arrange to extend the trekking days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, and accommodation along trekking.
What does grading (Easy, Moderate, Adventurous, Challenging) means?
“Grading” is a term used for rating treks based on difficulty. We have four grade of trekking in Nepal i.e. Easy, Moderate, Adventurous and Challenging- the challenge in terms of both technicality and geography increases as we move higher in that order.
No previous trek experience and any physical preparation are required to attempt this trek. An interest in walking will be enough to take up such treks. Such treks usually vary from 2 days hike to 5 days trekking and can reach up to an altitude of 3000 m.
Moderate Treks need at least 6-7 hours of daily walking every day which crosses 4000 m above high altitude passes, and long and exhausting walks through often rough trails, rocks and boulders.
Adventurous treks required previous trekking experience and technical knowledge. Besides this 6-7 hours walking through rough trails and crossing high passes as high as 5000 m.
These are long days trekking with long hours challenging walks passing through high altitude above 5000 m, difficult terrains and glacier and snow walking. No doubt you need to be mentally and physically fit and in excellent health condition.
What is altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness which generally occurs when people ascend too quickly in altitudes of over 3000 m. Altitude sickness is the major problem when you are trekking in Nepal. And it is really necessary for you to study the causes, symptoms and treatment of the attitude sickness before trekking and climbing in Nepal. Average of three peoples per year dies due to the Altitude sickness.
While trekking and climbing in Nepal it is necessary adjust your schedule for trekking in above 3.000 meters. It is better if you climb no more than 400 meters per day when you are climbing above 3000 meters. If you fail to allow time for adaptation, you may develop the symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You can easily care it with a day’s rest or if ignored can lead to death. So before trekking in Nepal especially in higher altitude, basic awareness of AMS is necessary for safe trek.
What happens if there’s an emergency?
Generally, you are not likely to face any emergency but if the situation goes serious, then you can send word to the nearby village with radio service for a helicopter evacuation. It can cost you up to $1500-$2500 (even more depending upon the situation) for a helicopter evacuation and it requires a guarantee of payment before the helicopter takes off. If you register with your embassy, then this process can be done in great speed. However, if the case is not so serious, then you can find some health posts or air field for check-up. So, we recommend you to have necessary travel insurance which can cover all those expenses.
Is there an emergency contact number?
Yes. You can dial on 9751000991 anytime from anywhere. If you are using international number you need to put our country code 00977 or if you are dialing from local number in Kathmandu, doesn’t need to put any code.
Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?
This is very difficult thing to determine. We have seen everything from 10USD to 500 USD per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.
How can I book my trip in advance?
If you are traveling in high tourist season i.e. between October to November and March to April, you have to book the tour six to ten months before. Because of the limitation of the infrastructure in tourism industry in Nepal , you are asked to book the trip in advance.
What is the mode of payment?
We accept major credit cards such as VISA, Master and American Express. You can use any of above credit card to pay us. You can also pay us either by Western Union Money Transfer or PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer.
I want to extend my trip any recommendation?
Yes! Just let us know your interest; we can customize package according to your need. You can have other activities such as rafting, expedition, bird watching tours, jungle safari and many other adventurous activities in Nepal.
Note: If you have more questions in your mind, just drop us e-mail or contact us. We will shortly reply you with all information that you need.