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Everest base camp chola pass trek

Everest base camp combine chola pass trek
Overview

Everest base camp chola pass trek highlights

  • Great view of Himalaya from Syangeboche hill, Kalapatthar and gokyo ridge within in 360 deg angle.
  • Tallest Himalayas inclusive Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku etc
  • Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.

Everest base camp chola pass trek follows the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing and ends with an ascent of Kala Pattar. Kalapatthar known as mountain black stone is a little peak and famous hill station to observe Mount Everest and many other tallest mountains of khumbu region. Along the trek to Everest base camp, you can see the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, the high mountain villages and Buddhist monasteries. It has great opportunity to experience the local sherpa hospitality. Everest base camp with chola pass Trek is in sagarmatha national park which is listed in UNESCO < world heritage sites. Everest base camp with chola pass trekking is trails to see the highest mountain of the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world’s 8,000m peaks such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu especially from Kalapattar and gokyo ri. The trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting. Everest base camp with chola pass trekking can be done in anytime (except winter) through out the year.

Itinerary

Everest base camp chola pass trek detail itinerary

This trek has a short, 14 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. For travelers who wish to reach the Everest base camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not fit you than send us inquiry for tailor made itinerary.

Day 01 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02World heritage site of Kathmandu valley sightseeing.

After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.

Day 03 Fly to Lukla (2886m/9,437 ft). Trek to Bengkar (2698m /8,822 ft.), 5 hours

We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, upon arrival at Lukla, we would be refreshed having a breakfast at hotel and then start our trek to Phakding (2640 m). We trek along the narrow Koshi valley following a gentle ascend up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Nupla (5885m) peak can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite side. During the journey, we pass several tiny Sherpa villages, lodges such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally we reach at Bengkar village.

Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m/11,249 ft.), 6 hours

The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. 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 office where a park entrance fee is to pay. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, trek begin steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of 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.

Day 05Discover around Namche Bazzar

Namche Bazaar is an ideal place for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading towards Tyangboche. We go up to Khhumjung monastery (one of the biggest sherpa inhabitants) passing over Syangeboche hill station. As you are on the top hill, you will have an excellent 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.

Day 06Namche Bazaar to Tengboche hill (3867m/12,645 ft.), 6 hours

Having breakfast trek heading towards Tengboche Monastery. The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. During the journey, 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 and Ama Dablam.

Day 07Trek to Dingboche (4260 m/13,930 ft.) , 6 hours

We trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.). Leaving Tyangboche at the backdrop, we descend through a rhododendron forest and enter Deboche. Crossing a suspension bridge at Imja Khola, we head towards Minlinggo and inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse. We finally come to Dingboche.

Day 08Acclimatization at Dingboche village

Today, we acclimatize at Dingboche to be familiar with the local climate. Today, we hike to Dingaboche hill to get acclimatize. Hike to Chhukung is optional, it also provides majestic view of Island peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Tawoche peak and others. In the late afternoon, we come back to Dingboche and take rest.

Day 09Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m/16,121 ft.) , 5:30 hours

It is our turn to head towards Lobuche from Dingboche which is situated at a distance of five and half hours normal walk. The onward trail is gentle up to Pheriche village. Along the trail, we would be privileged to have panoramic views of the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokalde (5741m), Kongma-tse (5820m) and the great wall of Nuptse. We would have lunch at Dugla (4595m) and trek to Lobuche.

Day 10Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364m/17,540 ft) , 7 hours

Having breakfast at Lobuche, we trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (5140m.). It is the most rewarding section of the trek. Our trail winds up through rocky path and Khumbu glacier. The view of Nuptse, Lho-La and Khumbutse appear at a stone throwing distance. Visit Everest Base Camp and come back to Gorakshep.

Day 11Hike to Kala Patthar (5545m/18,132 ft). Trek to Dzonglha (4860m/15,892 ft), 7 hrs

At early morning, we get ready to hike Kala Patthar (5545m.) hill station and enjoy the view of sunrise on mount Everest. After sunrise, you will have a lovely stunning view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many other snow capped mountains in a single range. We trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and trek descend downhill over the oldest moraine to Dzonglha station passing via Lobuche. Stay overnight at guest house in Lobuche Village.

Day 12Cross Chola (5368m/17,553 ft). Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,696 ft), 7 hrs

A tough day that we need to cross adventure chola pass. Better to cross chola in the morning before strong sunlight otherwise the trail will be muddy because of melting frozen trail. As you are on the top of Chola pass you can have an excellent view of the Himalayas once again. Roughly walking about three hours further we reach Thangnak (4678m) where you will stop for lunch. After lunch continue your journey to Gokyo village. Near by Gokyo, we have to cross Ngozumpa glacier which is the longest glacier of Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we get view of the second of the Gokyo lakes on the series of six lakes. Check the lodge, stay overnight at gokyo resorts.

Day 13Gokyo valley and glacier lakes excursion day !

Gokyo is a trade center where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide the best services to the trekkers. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Today, we will walk around the glacial lakes. An optional trip will be to discover 5th lake on your day trip but if you are only physically fit.

Day 14Hike to Gokyo Ri (5483m). Descend down to Machhermo, 6 hrs

Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and we leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As we climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself, is one of the finest to be had in the Everest region – some say it is even better than that from Kala Patthar, return to Gokyo. After lunch we have short trekking to the village of Machhermo.

Day 15Trek to descend downhill to Namche Bazaar (3440m.), 5 hours

The trail gently descends to Dole and then starts descending steeply to Photse Tenga (3650m.) passing through rhododendron forests. Then the path immediately ascends steeply to Mongla Danda (4000m.) and gently descends up to Kyanjoma (3500m.) following small ups and down to Namche Bazaar.

Day 16Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m/9,337 ft.), 8 hours

We trek to Lukla with teh same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.

Day 17Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.

Day 18Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!

Cost

How much does Everest base camp chola pass trek cost?

ebc with chola pass and gokyo valley trek cost here we have offered USD 1650.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 225.00. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights Twin sharing home stay / hotel accommodation in Kathmandu valley
  • Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking days
  • Guest House accommodation during the trekking
  • Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize private trek to ebc kalapatthar chola pass and gokyo valley trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date

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Feb 10, 2018 – Feb 28, 2018
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USD 1,650
Feb 15, 2018 – March 03, 2018
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USD 1,650
Feb 20, 2018 – March 09, 2018
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USD 1,650
Feb 25, 2018 – March 13, 2018
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USD 1,650
Mar 05, 2018 – March 23, 2018
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USD 1,650
Mar 10, 2018 – March 28, 2018
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USD 1,650
Mar 15, 2018 – April 02, 2018
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USD 1,650
Mar 20, 2018 – April 07, 2018
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USD 1,650
Mar 25, 2018 – April 13, 2018
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USD 1,650
Mar 30, 2018 – April 18, 2018
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USD 1,650
April 10, 2018 – April 29, 2018
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USD 1,650
April 25, 2018 – May 13, 2018
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USD 1,650
April 30, 2018 – May 18, 2018
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USD 1,650
May 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018
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USD 1,650
May 15, 2018 – June 02, 2018
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USD 1,650
May 20, 2018 – June 07, 2018
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USD 1,650
May 25, 2018 – June 13, 2018
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USD 1,650

Sept 10, 2018 – Sept 27, 2018

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USD 1,650

Sept 15, 2018 – Oct 01, 2018

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USD 1,650

Sept 20, 2018 – Oct 06, 2018

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USD 1,650

Sept 30, 2018 – Oct 16, 2018

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USD 1,650

Oct 05, 2018 – Oct 22, 2018

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USD 1,650

Oct 10, 2018 – Oct 27, 2018

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USD 1,650

Oct 15, 2018 – Nov 01, 2018

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USD 1,650

Oct 17, 2018 – Nov 03, 2018

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USD 1,650

Oct 20, 2018 – Nov 06, 2018

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USD 1,650

Oct 25, 2018 – Nov 11, 2018

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USD 1,650

Oct 30, 2018 – Nov 16, 2018

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USD 1,650

Nov 05, 2018 – Nov 22, 2018

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USD 1,650

Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 27, 2018

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USD 1,650

Nov 15, 2018 – Dec 01, 2018

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USD 1,650

Nov 20, 2018 – Dec 06, 2018

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USD 1,650

Nov 25, 2018 – Dec 11, 2018

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USD 1,650

Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 16, 2018

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USD 1,650

Dec 01, 2018 – Dec 17, 2018

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USD 1,650

Dec 05, 2018 – Dec 22, 2018

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USD 1,650

Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 27, 2018

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USD 1,650

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

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.


Question: Do I need experience for Everest Base Camp with chola pass Trekking?

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.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Kalapatthar with chola pass Trekking?

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.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Kalapatthar with chola pass trek?

Answer: All the guest houses along the trek routes 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.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along Everest Base Camp with chola pass Trek?

Answer: Guest 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.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Kalapatthar with chola pass Trekking?

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.

Question: What should my insurance policy cover during everest trek?

Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips with us, and you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000m altitude. It comes handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving at Kathmandu; we can help you get one.

Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during Everest trekking adventure?

Answer: You should never walk too quickly too high ignoring your body symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent the high-altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving enough time for your body to adapt the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like headache, difficulty in breathing and other occurs then descend to lower altitude and taken to hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to hospital in Kathmandu.

Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight in Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or cancelled?

Answer: Weather at Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens then you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend extra night at Lukla (if you are returning Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be used, that depends upon situation. So, we recommend you to allocate couple of extra days after your Everest trek, so that you will not miss your international flight back.

Question: What are alternates to flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?

Answer: The best recommended way to go for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 33 minutes scenic mountain flight. Another available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (12 hours’ drive) and trek for a 2 days to reach Lukla. In present day, theer are also regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Guest house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Kalapatthar with chola pass Trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: 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.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

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.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Kalapatthar with chola pass Trekking?

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.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

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.

Question: Do I need walking polls for Kalapatthar with chola pass Trekking?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

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.

Notice for the trekkers !

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you however the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Everest base camp with chola pass trek review

Everest base camp and kalapatthar with chola pass trek is great

100% 5 star based on – 161 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We booked our trek to EBC via Ammar at Gokyo Treks. He was very helpful as we had not booked anything but wanted to go as soon as possible
He booked our flights, organised our trekking permits, and guide. He also advised us how much we would need to spend each day whilst trekking. Whilst we were booking our trek with Ammar we met a guide who had just returned from EBC who told us what to expect. When we arrived in Lukla we were met by our guide. We did have to book a porter after two days but our guide was helpful arranging this. Ammar kept in touch with us during our trek to see how we were and to check the trek was going well. I would definitely recommend booking a trek with Gokyo Treks – everything was really well organised and easy, he gave us all the information we needed and the guide he organised was good. I would definitely go on another trek with Gokyo Treks if I visit Nepal again. – Sophie Boyce, Shropshire, United Kingdom

Trip Price : USD 1,650 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 17 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5,545m / 18,132 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-20 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
    10. Cancellation Fees: No Charge

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