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Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes & Cho La Pass

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes & Cho La Pass

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Trip Information

Trip Duration

17 Nights 18 Days

Difficulty Level

Hard

Destination

Nepal

Maximum Height

5140 m

Guiding Method

Trekking

Best Season

All time

Highlights

  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour, visiting notable landmarks like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Feel the thrill of a domestic flight to Lukla Airport, one of the world's most incredible airports. 
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Sagarmatha National Park through exhilarating hikes. 
  • Discover the vibrant hub of Namche Bazaar, the capital town of the Khumbu region. 
  • Immerse yourself in the traditional Sherpa culture by visiting villages like Khumjung and Khunde. 
  • Trek through serene trails leading to the picturesque Gokyo Valley. 
  • Walk alongside the magnificent Ngozumpa glacier, one of the largest in Nepal and the Himalayas. 
  • Explore the mesmerizing Gokyo Lake series, known for its stunning beauty. 
  • Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357m) and marvel at the panoramic vistas of Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu. 
  • Challenge yourself by traversing Cho La at 5,420m, one of the Everest region's formidable high passes. 
  • Trek alongside the impressive Khumbu Glacier, one of the world's highest glaciers.  
  • Hike to the base of the world's tallest peak at Everest Base Camp.  
  • Witness the magical sunrise over Mount Everest and other 8,000m peaks from Kala Patthar. 
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Mount Everest from popular vantage points like Gokyo Ri, Kala Patthar, and Cho La Pass, all in one package. 
  • Engage with the warm and hospitable Sherpa people, gaining insight into their unique way of life in the heart of the Himalayas. 

The Everest Base Camp Trek via the Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass package is an excellent variation of the standard trek to the Everest Base Camp (EBC). This carefully designed 18-day itinerary promises an additional and unforgettable adventure in the Everest region of Nepal. 

This Gokyo Lake with Everest Base Camp trek perfectly blends the allure of Gokyo Valley's staggering landscapes with the exhilarating challenge of crossing the legendary Cho La Pass. Afterward, the journey leads towards the iconic Everest Base Camp (5,364m) and ascends to the summit of Kala Patthar(5,555m).

By following the pristine Gokyo trail instead of the standard EBC trek, you'll experience optimal acclimatization. Ascend Gokyo Ri (5,357m) and cross Cho La Pass, immersing yourself in astonishing views and tranquil valley beauty. 

This Gokyo Lake to Everest base camp route ensures ample time for acclimatization, boosting the success rate for both Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar ascents while mentally and physically preparing you for the challenges ahead. 

Before starting the EBC hike, you'll enjoy a Kathmandu sightseeing tour, exploring significant UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Delve into the city's medieval art, culture, and traditions while gaining insights into each notable landmark in Kathmandu's cultural, religious, and historical significance. 

With an exhilarating mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the trekking adventure truly begins. Follow EBC trek route until Namche Bazaar, where you'll spend a day acclimatizing. Use this time to explore nearby villages or hike to scenic spots like Hotel Everest View and Syangboche. 

Continuing on the Gokyo trail, pass through Dole and Machhermo village to reach the serene Gokyo Valley. Experience the tranquility and beauty of nature in this less-crowded trekking area. 

Gokyo village sits beside the picturesque turquoise Gokyo Lake. Take an acclimatization hike to Gokyo Ri, aka Gokyo Peak, for captivating sights of massive peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier.  

Leaving Gokyo behind, you'll head towards the second part of the EBC trek via Gokyo Lakes, crossing Cho La Pass at 5,420 meters. Conquering this pass will acclimatize you to high altitude and mentally prepare you for the EBC journey ahead. Enjoy the indescribable sights of the Khumbu Valley and towering peaks from this formidable Himalayan pass. 

Complete the last part of this Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lakes by hiking to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. You'll trek to Lobuche and Gorak Shep, the last settlements before base camp.

Hike to Everest Base Camp, where you'll stand at the foot of the world's tallest mountain. Surrounded by iconic peaks such as Changtse, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lhotse, the panorama at the EBC envelopes you in a breathtaking embrace. 

The following morning, ascend to Kala Patthar for an up-close view of Mount Everest and experience the magical sunrise, an awe-inspiring moment that will stay with you forever.

Alongside Everest, marvel at the sight of Mt. Nuptse and the Khumbu Icefall. During Mount Everest expedition months like April and May, colorful tents dot the Everest base camp, adding vibrant colors to the scene. 

Having achieved your three primary goals, your trekking journey now shifts to the return route. Follow the EBC trekking route via Pheriche, Pangboche, Tengboche, Namche Bazaar, and Lukla. 

From Lukla, board a scenic mountain flight back to Kathmandu. The following day, embark on your final departure home, marking the conclusion of your unforgettable EBC trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass. 

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Itinerary

Welcome to Kathmandu, the vibrant capital and cultural heart of Nepal! 

As your flight descends into Kathmandu International Airport, you'll be greeted by the stunning scenery of the surrounding mountains, terraced hillside adorned with farming fields, and quaint villages nestled amidst the landscape. 

Upon completing airport formalities, you'll be warmly welcomed by a representative from Nepal Ascent Treks. They'll accompany you to your hotel where you can relax after your journey. 

Depending on your arrival time, you may explore the nearby markets, temples, and streets, immersing yourself in Kathmandu's rich culture and history. 

The Nepal Ascent Treks team has arranged a welcome dinner for you to feel at home. Enjoy Nepalese delicacies, meet fellow trekkers, and get to know your guide. After dinner, return to your hotel to relax and prepare for the journey ahead.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation
3 Star

Meal
Dinner

Transportation
Private car

Today, immerse yourself in Kathmandu's history and vibrant culture and prepare for your upcoming trek. 

Begin your day at Pashupatinath, a holy Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupati, a form of Shiva. Situated on the banks of the Bagmati River, this sacred site offers a profound glimpse into Hindu traditions through cremation rituals and spiritual practices.

Next, explore Boudhanath, home to one of the world's largest stupas. Here, not only can you admire the stupa's glory, but you can also visit other Buddhist monasteries, offering glimpses into Tibetan culture and spirituality. 

Ascend Swayamabhunath, one of the oldest shrines of Kathmandu, known as the Monkey Temple, for panoramic vistas of Kathmandu and a vibrant Buddhist ambiance. 

Conclude your sightseeing at Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historical marvel showcasing palaces and temples, including Kumari Ghar, where the living goddess Kumari resides. 

In the evening, gather with your guide for a briefing on the EBC trek with Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass itinerary and equipment checklist. Thamel offers options to rent or purchase any necessary gear. Rest well and get ready for the adventures that lie ahead in Kathmandu and beyond. 

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation
3 Star

Meal
Breakfast

Transportation
Private Car

Today, you'll begin your EBC trekking journey by catching a flight to Lukla a Sherpa town, the gateway to the Everest region. 

An early start is essential to catch the morning flight to Lukla, strategically timed to avoid adverse weather conditions. Drive to Kathmandu International Airport and board the domestic flight, treating yourself to the breathtaking Himalayan scenery during the journey. 

Upon touchdown in Lukla, gather your team before commencing the trek. Remember to secure a permit for Khumbu Pasang Rural Municipality. 

The route to Phakding is a well-trodden track, with some stone steps and thrilling suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. Descend for one and a half hours, sharing the path with mules and yaks. 

Pass through picturesque settlements like Chheplung, Nurning, Thado Koshigaon, and Ghat, each offering appealing sights of peaks like Kongde and Kusum Kanguru. Arriving in Phakding, take some time to explore the area. You may visit nearby monasteries, interact with locals, or relax and enjoy the serene atmosphere. 

Overnight stay in Phakding. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Flight / Walking

Today's trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar offers spectacular views, including the first glimpse of Mount Everest along the EBC trail. Begin your day with breakfast before embarking on the trail, gradually ascending uphill. You'll pass through charming Sherpa settlements like Toktok and Bengkar. 

Upon reaching Monjo, you'll need to get trekking permits or have your existing permits checked by the authorities before entering Sagarmatha National Park. 

The highlight of the day is crossing the highest and longest suspension bridge in the Khumbu region, the Hillary Bridge. This iconic bridge offers marvelous sights of snow-capped peaks including Tawache, Kongde Ri, Ama Dablam, and Nuptse. 

Following the bridge crossing, a challenging, steep ascent from Larja Dovan to Namche begins. This continuous ascent lasts three hours, considered one of the most difficult parts of the EBC hiking journey. 

However, reaching the viewpoint at the top of the ridge near Namche rewards you with the first sighting of Everest along the trek route, making it a memorable moment. 

Finally, after a long day of trekking, you'll arrive at the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, an important commercial hub of the Everest region. Check into your hotel and relax.

Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Namche Bazaar is a crucial acclimatization point during Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. Today, you'll take a short hike to the traditional Sherpa village of Thame to aid in acclimatization. Alternatively, you can explore the neighbouring twin villages of Khumjung and Khunde. 

These twin villages have notable landmarks worth visiting. Explore Hillary School, established in 1961 by Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust. Visit Khumjung Monastery, which houses the alleged Yeti scalp, the abominable snowman. Explore the Khunde Hospital, founded by the legendary Sir Edmund, to observe the medical facilities available to the locals of the Khumbu region. 

Another option is to hike to Syangboche, situated just above Namche, and visit the Hotel Everest View. This highest-place hotel, at an elevation of 3,962m/13,000ft, offers a close-up panorama of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Mount Everest, and Thamserku. 

Otherwise, you can spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Check out the Sherpa Museum for insights into Sherpa culture and mountaineering history. Don't miss the Tenzing Norgay Memorial, offering a clear sight of Everest. 

Namche Bazaar offers a diverse range of amenities, including shops, restaurants, bakeries, banks, ATMs, and money exchange centers, making it one of the primary towns in the Khumbu region. Find a cozy place to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or your preferred refreshment. 

Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today's trek diverges from the EBC route, leading you away from the crowds. The trail leads you along the Dudh Koshi River towards its source at the Ngozumpa Glacier in Gokyo.

After a hearty breakfast, begin your journey with a gentle ascent above the village, enjoying the panoramic mountain scenery. Arriving at the quaint town of Kyangjuma (3,550m), take a tea break amidst splendid vistas. 

Leave the main trail to Tengboche and follow the signpost to Gokyo. Initially, you will climb steep uphill and traverse flat trails through sparse forests and towering cliffs. Climbing several stone staircases, you'll encounter the village of Mong La, then descend 300m to Phortse Tenga, nestled alongside the Dudh Koshi River. 

After departing from Phortse, the trail to Dole winds through dense rhododendron forests for about an hour. As you ascend, the forest gradually thins out, revealing a remarkable vista of Cho Oyu's spectacular south face. From this vantage point, a short walk will bring you to Dole, a charming hamlet nestled amidst towering hills. 

Overnight stay in Dole. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

As you continue ascending and reach an altitude above 4,000 meters, it's crucial to maintain a slow pace for acclimatization. While Gokyo is within easy reach from Dole, ascending to it directly could result in excessive altitude gain in a single day. Therefore, you'll break your trek by staying in Machhermo, just a few hours hike up the valley. 

After a leisurely breakfast, begin on a steep climb up the ridge above Dole. Take in the panoramic sights of snow-capped Himalayan peaks and the picturesque Dole village below from the ridge's top. 

As you continue ascent, traverse terrain adorned with tundra-like grasses and juniper bushes. The expansive valley offers incredible views of ice-capped mountains, including Cho Oyu (8,201m), Taboche (6,495m), and Cholatse (6,440m), looming majestically overhead. 

Enjoying a relatively straightforward walk on the barren terrain, take frequent breaks to hydrate and absorb the stunning surroundings, allowing ample time for acclimatization. After a couple of hours of gradual hiking, you reach the seasonal village of Luza (4,340m), characterized by yak pastures and stone shepherd huts. 

A short trek from Luza leads you to Machhermo, where you can enjoy a well-deserved lunch. Consider strolling up the ridge above the village, where prayer flags flutter in the brisk mountain breeze. You'll be treated to astounding vistas of tall mountains and the vast rocky moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier from this vantage point. 

Overnight stay in Machhermo. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

After a hearty breakfast, start your trek by climbing up the ridge behind Machhermo. As you crest the hill, the trail drops down to Phangga (4,480m), where you'll find a cluster of teahouses and yak pastures nestled above the Dudh Koshi River, beneath the Ngozumpa Glacier's terminal. 

From Phangga, ascend along a narrow, rocky trail on the mountain's steep side adjacent to the moraine. Gradually, the trail merges with the moraine's edge after crossing an icy stream. 

The six sacred Gokyo Lakes are between the glacial moraine and the tall peaks. Your journey leads you first Lake, named Longpungu Tsho, a small pond with a green hue, followed by Taboche Tsho, larger and more profound than the first. 

Continuing along the rocky trail against spectacular scenery, you arrive at Gokyo Tsho or Dudh Pokhari, the third and largest Gokyo Lakes. The Gokyo Valley, nestled at the lake's head, presents one of the most enchanting settings of your trek.

 

After lunch, consider ascending the ridge behind the village, taking caution due to the thin air at this altitude. 

From the ridge's summit, marvel at the expansive Ngozumpa Glacier stretching out in both directions, offering awe-inspiring vistas of Gokyo village, Gokyo lake, Gokyo Ri, and the majestic Cho Oyu, the world's sixth tallest mountain, looming over the valley. 

Relish the serene atmosphere as yaks graze along the lakeshore before retiring to rest and prepare for the ascent to Gokyo Peak the following day.  

Overnight stay in Gokyo. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Wake up early and have a light breakfast before commencing on an acclimatization hike to Gokyo Ri (5,357m). Traverse the edge of the village and cross the stream, where the trail to Gokyo Peak ascends sharply. Brace yourself for a challenging climb as you ascend into higher altitudes. 

Navigating the maze of zigzagging trails, maintain a slow and controlled pace due to the thinning air. Pause frequently to hydrate and soak in the lovely surroundings. As you ascend, the village of Gokyo gradually diminishes while the rising sun casts a magnificent glow over the mountains and lakes below. 

After a relentless climb of several hours, you'll reach the summit of Gokyo Peak, marked by a cluster of prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Enjoy a spectacular panorama of massive peaks from this vantage point, including Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, and Everest, with the Ngozumpa Glacier and Gokyo Lakes below. Take a moment to absorb the Himalayan awe-inspiring beauty before returning to Gokyo Valley. 

The steep descent may be challenging, but you will descend back to the valley floor with great accomplishment. Spend the rest of the day resting and marveling at the serene beauty of the Gokyo Lakes. 

Overnight stay in Gokyo. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

After enjoying the beauty of Gokyo Valley, you're halfway through your trek. Now, it's time to tackle the following challenge: crossing the Cho La Pass, one of the most thrilling mountain passes in the Everest region, including in the three-passes trek in Nepal. 

Leaving behind the peaceful Gokyo Valley, you'll go to Dragnag, a village at the bottom of the pass on the other side of Ngozumpa Glacier. As you hike up the glacial moraine behind the Gokyo Valley, take a moment to admire the village and take one last time before continuing your journey.  

The trail to Dragnag traverses through the massive Ngozumpa Glacier itself, which adds an extra thrill to your adventure. The glacier is covered in rocks and gravel gathered from the mountains, making the journey challenging. You must navigate carefully, as one wrong step could lead to severe injuries.  

After a few hours of navigating the treacherous glaciers, you'll finally arrive at Dragnag. Take this time to rest and relax, as tomorrow you'll face the demanding task of crossing the Cho La Pass. 

Overnight stay in Dragnag. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Begin your day early to tackle the Cho La Pass, a rugged high Himalayan mountain pass linking the Gokyo Valley to the main Everest trail. The journey becomes more difficult later in the day as the sun melts the ice, making the loose rocks unstable. 

Before setting out from Dragnag, ensure breakfast and pack some lunch, as there are no tea houses en route for a midday meal. The trek starts with a climb up the valley, navigating through rough landscapes covered with rocks and boulders until you reach the base of the pass. 

The path zigzags up the slope, with patches of snow and sections requiring trekking poles for stability. Take breaks to admire the breathtaking vistas until you finally reach the pass's summit, standing over 5,400 meters above sea level. 

Celebrate your achievement and take in the panoramic scene of the vast valley and towering mountains. After lunch, descend steeply down the rocky slope, following the slippery trail to the other side of the Cho La Pass. 

After a challenging yet rewarding day surrounded by startling scenery, you reach Dzongla, completing another significant segment of the EBC trek with Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass. Now, one more adventure is left– to conquer Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. 

Overnight stay in Dzongla. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Leaving Dzongla, you will head towards Lobuche, a short and relatively easy walk. The day begins with a downhill walk and a gradual climb on the opposite side after crossing a small stream. This marks your return from the more remote trails of the three-pass trek to the main route leading to Everest Base Camp. 

As you ascend, the enticing frozen blue lake of Cholatse Tsho comes into sight below on the right side of the trail. Take a moment to admire the towering vertical faces of Cholatse and Taboche peaks rising straight up from the lake. 

In the distance, you'll spot the quaint village of Pheriche nestled against the backdrop of the majestic Ama Dablam. 

Instead of continuing towards Pheriche, you'll veer left over the moraine and into the Khumbu Valley. Follow the undulating trails alongside the magnificent Khumbu Glacier, its surface covered in debris with occasional glimpses of ice peeking through. 

After a couple of hours of relatively easy trekking, you arrive at Lobuche. Spend the afternoon relaxing and prepare for the final part of your trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar the following day. 

Overnight stay in Lobuche. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today, rise early to depart from Lobuche and soak in the morning views of Nutpse as you ascend the valley stuck between towering mountains and the Khumbu Glacier moraine. Beginning on a flat trial, you'll reach the end of the valley before the path starts to incline.

As you climb the moraine of another glacier feeding into the Khumbu, every meter becomes a challenge at this altitude of 5,000 meters. Eventually, you reach Gorak Shep, your base for the night and starting point for the trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. 

Check into the tea house and briefly rest, embark on the final stretch to Everest Base Camp. Following the crumbly moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, you'll hear the eerie sounds of the ice shifting beneath your feet while marveling at the massive peaks of Everest and Nuptse. 

After about an hour and a half of trekking along the glacier, you'll reach the glacier's heart, marked by cairns and prayer flags, signifying the base of the world's highest peak. Surrounded by glaciers and encircled by giant mountains, the sight of the Khumbu Icefall adds the awe-inspiring scenery.  

Take a moment to reflect on your journey thus far before returning to Gorak Shep, where you'll rest and prepare for the climb to Kala Patthar, the highest point of the EBC hike. 

Overnight stay in Gorak Shep. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today marks the final challenge of your Khumbu trekking adventure in Nepal. Your goal: summit Kala Patthar, a rugged hill above Gorak Shep, to witness the sunrise over Mount Everest. 

Bundle up in proper trekking gear, as the temperature will be below freezing. A short walk through the village leads you to the mountain's base. Slowly ascend the dusty trail with your flashlight guiding the way. Watch in awe as the sky transitions from dark to shades of purple and blue with the rising sun. 

As daylight breaks, the need for your torch fades away. After what feels like ages but is only a few hours, you reach the summit of Kala Patthar. Marvel at the sunrise behind the world's tallest mountain, revealing Mount Everest, Nuptse, Khumbutse, Pumori, and other majestic peaks. 

After having a great time at Kala Patthar, you'll descend to Gorak Shep. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast and head to Pheriche. 

Overnight stay in Pheriche. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

After conquering Kala Patthar, it's time to return to Namche Bazaar, marking the second last day of your Everest Base Camp journey. Starting early from Pheriche, after a hearty breakfast, you'll bid farewell to the village and descend along the river.

As you cross the river and enter the wide valley, you will be treated to the refreshing scene you didn't see on your initial trek. Along the way, catch glimpses of stunning mountains like Ama Dablam and Everest. 

After a few hours of trekking, you arrive at Pangboche village, where you can take a short panoramic break. Continuing your descent, you'll traverse suspension bridges and pass through Deboche and Tengboche villages. Stop at the renowned Tengboche Monastery, the largest in the region. 

Leaving Tengboche, you'll encounter a tricky downhill section before crossing a bridge and ascending again. As you enter forested areas, the path becomes more accessible, leading you back to Namche Bazaar. Enjoy the sight and sound of the rushing Dudh Koshi River below as you take the scenic mountain vistas.  

Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

On the final day of your EBC trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass, emotions may run high as you trek back to Lukla from Namche. With a hearty breakfast fuelling you, you retraced the familiar path you traversed just days ago. 

Descending steeply through pine forests, you pass by settlements you remember from your ascent. Crossing the Dudh Koshi River multiple times via swinging bridges, you reflect on your journey.

Upon reaching Lukla, take a well-deserved rest and celebrate the completion of your remarkable trek with your fellow trekkers and guides. 

Overnight stay in Lukla. 

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

On this day, bid farewell to the majestic Himalayas of Everest and take a short flight back to Kathmandu. Flights from Lukla usually operate early in the morning to avoid any weather-related disruptions later in the day. 

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel and relax and freshen up. You can spend the day leisurely exploring nearby areas for shopping or rejuvenating activities like yoga, meditation, or spa treatments. 

We'll gather for a farewell dinner in the evening at one of Kathmandu's finest Nepalese restaurants. It's a time to share your experiences, stories, and photographs from the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lake. Your feedback is invaluable as we strive to enhance our services and provide you with an exceptional travel experience in Nepal. 

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation
3 Star

Meal
Breakfast | Dinner

Transportation
Flight

It's your last day in Nepal! Enjoy breakfast and take a final stroll through Kathmandu if your flight is later. You can also squeeze in some last-minute shopping if you haven't already. 

Ensure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport plenty of time before your departure. After bidding farewell, you'll be transferred to the airport. With lots of good memories, you'll board your flight home. 

We offer various tour and trek packages in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan if you want to extend your vacation. Let us know your preferences, and we will gladly assist you in planning your next adventure! 

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Transportation
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What's Included

Meal

  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).

Accomodation

  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).

Staffs & Crew

  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.

Transportation

  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets

Permits & Paperworks

  • Trekking permits/TIMS.

Activities

  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.

Other

  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Nepal Ascent Treks duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
  • First aid medical kit
  • 5 Hot showers (Attached bathroom) on a trek

Complimentary Extras

  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.

What's Not Included

  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

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Essential Info

Physical Fitness

Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for visiting Nepal, and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in. With that said, for a standard trek of moderate grading (Everest Base Camp Trek is an example of moderate) the daily activity will be 7-8 hours, and elevation will generally not exceed 5,500 meters. The day’s trekking is sustained and will involve both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow. A typical day would include a number of climbs or descents of 500 meters or more, starting after breakfast, resting at lunch, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.

In preparation for the trek, it is important to begin a training requirement at least 4 months before departing for Nepal. Three to four hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking on the trek. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not the end goal, rather endurance is the focus, and will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal

There are two main seasons in which Nepal sees the most amount of visitors. Fall (September through November) being the most popular, and spring (March to May) coming in close behind. The summer months of June, July and August are the monsoon season and as such the trails are mostly washed out, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Not to mention the view is non-existent. Still, there are a few places that lie in rain shadow areas and see significantly less rain if any at all, and summer can be a good time to visit these places. 

Winter in Nepal is dry, with very cold nights where temperatures can drop to -20°C at the highest altitudes, but the days are pleasant and sunny. Additionally, the trails are much less crowded during this time of year. In Kathmandu, maximum daytime temperatures reach around 20°C.

Fall is the most popular because it’s after the monsoons, and the air is dry, the days are sunny, and everything is green in the lower valleys from the excessive rains. Spring is a popular choice because some rain returns, but the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations.

Trekking Day

A typical trekking day begins with a cup of tea at around 6 in the morning. It is advised to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack in these early hours. After having breakfast, we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is designed to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. Following a good morning’s walk, we make stop for lunch at around 11.30 am. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop. You can explore the surrounding or use the time according to your own consent. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 3-4 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read or stroll around the area. You can converse with the local people and observe their lifestyle. Dinner is served around 7 in the evening to round off the day.

Meals and Accommodations

During the length of the trek, the accommodation style is commonly referred to as teahouse. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, meeting place, and boarding house for tourists. Electricity can be found in the rooms, which means one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Teahouses may use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary.

Most teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place dormitories are the norm. Each room has 1 or 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Expect a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.

Breakfast and dinner are taken at the teahouse and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove to provide heat. The menu will have Nepali style western foods such as pasta, pizza, pancakes, burgers, and fries. Also on the menu is the traditional Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice and vegetable or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.

Internal Flight Delays

Nepal is an incredible country of mountains and valleys, rivers and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is a must. Along with this mountainous terrain also comes the possibility of in climate weather. Not to mention the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a very real possibility. To manage this possibility, it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region), we also provide services to arrange helicopter to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD350 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will also be helpful to purchase and review your insurance as some of the alternative measures for travel may be covered. Flight insurance too may cover changing your international flight if necessary.

Travel Insurance

Many expeditions and tours require that travel insurance is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other treks and tours may not. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are few direct flights. Travel in and out can encounter some disruptions and if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations are included. The next reason to choose insurance is that, though every safeguard is in place during your tour, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident. Read the fine print of insurance policies to ensure trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. It is impossible to have a relaxing trip without the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully.

Nepal Visa Entry Procedure

For entry into Nepal, there are visa requirements everyone (except Indian nationals) must complete before being allowed to pass through immigration. This is for air travel as well as overland transportation. Most visitors may obtain a visa to enter Nepal, however, there are exceptions. There are a number of entry points where you can obtain the visa upon arriving by land, but Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one for air transport.

Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa

Three options are available for entry

15-day single entry: US $30

30-day single entry: US $50

90-day multiple entries: US $125

Please have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry, and have cash ready, preferably in US dollars, though there are other currencies Nepal Immigration accepts. If you are entering via overland, you must have US cash and 3 passport photos. For arrival by air, the kiosks at the airport take your picture for you.

For the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa information, visit the Nepal Department of Immigration website.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Acute Mountain Sickness is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3000 meters. Some of the symptoms of AMS are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath and cerebral pain. The treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution. We also equip our staffs with cell phones and satellite phones in occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

Drinking Water

Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When choosing to visit less developed countries it is a concern that all travelers should consider. A few options are available when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water which could cause disruption of an otherwise fun adventure. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has not been opened previously. Plastic bottle refuse is a problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Your local outdoor store can help with choosing what option might be best to use in conjunction with a reusable bottle. Your guide can also steer you to water that has been filtered and purified so ask him or her what is available.

Arrival Instruction

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your name being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. The representatives are responsible to escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will see men offering you to carry luggage and take you to your destination as you exit the airport. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the designated representatives and follow their instructions. You will also need to keep an eye on your luggage and belongings to avoid any complications.

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