Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek

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  • 16 Days
Price per personUS$1255
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1799
2 - 2 US$ 1599
3 - 5 US$ 1499
6 - 10 US$ 1399
11 - 15 US$ 1330
16 - 20 US$ 1255
21 - 30 US$ 1100
$1799 x 1 guests:
$1799

Total
$1799
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  • Trip Duration16 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonMarch - June, Sep - Dec
  • Max Altitude5545 m ( Kalapathar)

Overview

Everest Chola Pass Trek (Everest Base Camp- Chola- Gokyo); "Be part of this absolute venture into the Base camp of the top of the world via Chola Pass and the heart of Sherpa people! Welcome to join this wonderful journey and get the assortment of experiences of the Himalayas with your best local adventure expertise friend."

Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Trek Insight Overview 

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo- Chola Pass Trek is an absolute adventure into the heart of the Everest region, triumphing over one of the highest passes in the world, Chola Pass. This trek offers us the opportunity to be in the mesmerizing Gokyo Valley at the edge of serene Gokyo Lake.

Further, the tourist can hike to the summit of Gokyo Ri, which is located at an altitude of 5,357 m (17,575 ft)-high and offers spectacular views of the entire Everest Himalayan range. The thrills of adventure while passing Chola Pass will be an adventure for a lifetime.

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo-Chola Pass trekking is also a perfect choice for experiencing Sherpa Land and its culture. Apart from these, this trek takes you via Sagarmatha National Park, which is an abode of Alpine vegetation and wildlife. The glaciers, natural falls and landscapes, and high pasturelands are other highlights of this trekking.

Everest Chola Pass Trek Getting Away

Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo-Chola Pass trekking, like other trekking trails in the Everest region, commences from Lukla after you have a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu and land at Lukla; Lukla itself gives some insights into the Everest region. The trail then ascends from Namche to Phakding.

Manjo is the gateway to enter Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is an abode to many rare and endangered species of flora and faunas, including wild animals such as Mountains Goat, musk deer, Ghoral, and Himalayan Thar as well as red-billed chough, pheasant, blood pheasant, and yellow-billed chough.

Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway to the Everest region. The Tibetan markets, Hotel Everest View, and some mountain views are prominent here. As the trail ascends to a higher elevation, the glaciers, serene lakes, and mountain views will be superb.

The serene and calm Gokyo Lake attracts thousands of tourists here. In the early morning, the climb to Gokyo Ri offers probably the most fabulous views of eight-thousander giants like Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-you, Makalu, and an apparent view of Mt. Everest.

The trail then offers the thrills of adventure while scaling Chola Pass. Kalapatthar is also a popular vantage point for closer mountain panoramas in the Everest region, such as holy Pumori. Finally, Everest Base Camp offers trekkers the ultimate flavor of adventure.

Why Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek with Us?

A thrilling Everest Base Camp via Gokyo- Chola Pass Trek with Alpine Ramble Treks is sure to be the trip of a lifetime, focusing on and endorsing the high level of safety and security to enjoy more with this mighty mountain and landscape on this trek. 

In contrast, our 16 Days Everest Base Camp and Chola pass trek is completely customizable as per your own convenient time and desires; however, besides that, some of our trekking programs in the Everest region can be accommodated you, such as Short Everest Trek 5 Days, Everest High Pass Trek, and Everest Base Camp Trek.

Additional Benefits of this Fabulous Everest Chola Pass Voyage with Alpine Ramble

  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure dates for both (International and domestic).
  • Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, trekking poles, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
  • Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!
  • Prearranged trekking permits, accommodations, transportation, and round-trip flight tickets between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided while staying at trekking lodges or tea houses along the Trek.

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo Lake via Chola Pass (5420 m)

  • Historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour in Kathmandu Valley
  • Breathtaking Mountains views of the Everest region
  • Crossing Cho La pass (5420 m) and witness the 360 degrees splendid Himalayas range
  • Everest base camp and a Pleasant hike to Kalapathar
  • Scenic mountain flight to Lukla- Kathmandu
  • Visiting Unique Sherpa villages and meeting Sherpa people
  • Ancients’ monasteries and Gompa along the way

Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal! When your flight arrives at the Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Alpine Ramble Treks will be waiting to meet you. After clearing customs, we’ll whisk you away to your hotel in the city. Kathmandu lies at approximately 1,300 meters above sea level, so you don’t need to spend much time here for acclimatization purposes before heading off into the mountains. But no trek in Nepal would be complete without sampling the intoxicating sights and sounds of the country’s capital city. From the crowded bazaars of the Thamel district to the hilltop stupa of Swayambhunath, Kathmandu is a feast for the senses. You’ll be awestruck at this urban maze of crowded streets, bustling markets, scenic hilltops, and Buddhist and Hindu shrines on every street corner. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may have some time to explore the city before returning to your hotel for the night.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Thamel Park
  • Meal: Breakfast (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

It’s time to start our adventure! We’ll catch an early morning flight to the little town of Lukla, where the Everest Base Camp Trek begins. This is sure to be one of the most scenic flights of your life, so make sure to keep your camera at the ready. When we touch down at Lukla, we’ll meet up with the rest of our expedition team, including the hard-working porters who make trekking in Nepal possible. Our itinerary today will serve as a gentle introduction to the rigors—and thrills—of hiking in the high Himalayas. We’ll be on our feet for about three hours, beginning with a brief descent to the smaller village of Cheplung. Soon we’ll find ourselves crossing suspension bridges draped in prayer flags, spanning the rushing waters of the Dudh Koshi river. Listen for the tinkling of small bells as caravans of yaks and horses carry goods and supplies to Lukla. Our destination today is Phakding, where we’ll settle in at the best available teahouse and enjoy our first night in the mountains.

Please note: Your flight to Lukla may depart from the Ramechhap Airport in Manthali rather than Kathmandu, due to ongoing upgrades at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Alpine Ramble Treks will keep you apprised of the situation and arrange any necessary additional transportation via microbus.

  • Accommodation: Khumbu Lodge/ Azalia Hotel
  • Hiking Hrs: 3-4 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 2,800m/9,187ft

The Khumbu region encompasses the highest and wildest territories in all of Nepal, and the waypoints of the Everest Base Camp Trek have acquired something of a legendary reputation in mountaineering circles. Today, we’ll make for the most important village in the Khumbu: Namche Bazaar. Setting off from Phakding, we’ll climb past the Dudh Koshi and ascend into woodlands of fir and rhododendron, emerging at last onto the first of many truly spectacular Himalayan viewpoints. All told, today’s section of the Everest Base Camp Trek should take us about five hours to complete. When we arrive at Namche Bazaar, you’ll be more than ready to sit down and get some rest. Namche itself sprawls against a colossal mountainside, fairly sandwiched between the skyscraping peaks of Kongde Ri and Thamserku. It’s one of the most iconic spots in the Himalayas, and the town is full of bakeries, markets, and even museums where you can learn about Sherpa culture. Tonight’s accommodations will be at a comfortable trekking lodge in town.

  • Accommodation: Skaura/ Alpine Lodge
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,438m/11,280ft

As we reach higher and higher altitudes, it will be essential to allow time for our bodies to adjust to the thinner atmosphere. We’ll spend today in Namche Bazaar, acclimatizing to the altitude and enjoying everything this quirky trading hub offers. The town is actually known for its bakeries, which deserve accolades for producing mouth-watering pastries at high altitudes. You can also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum or take a short hike to enjoy the viewpoints from Syangboche Airport or the Hotel Everest View. However you choose to spend the day, time spent at Namche Bazaar is never wasted—and you certainly won’t go hungry. Tonight, we’ll return to our lodge to enjoy a second night here in town.

  • Accommodation : Sakura/ Alpine Lodge
  • Trekking time: 2-3 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,438 m / 11,280 ft

Are you ready for a challenging hike? While higher altitudes await us on the approach to Everest Base Camp and the Gokyo Lakes, today’s net altitude gain still exceeds 400 meters. That means we’ll want to take it slow and steady, trekking through a forest of pine to gain incredible views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nupste. Next, we’ll actually descend through the woodlands of Sagarmatha National Park to cross a suspension bridge before climbing once again. Our trail then doubles back on itself over a series of switchbacks as it leads into Tengboche, where we’ll stop for the night and check ourselves into one of the best available lodges. The principal attraction of this high-altitude village is undoubtedly the Tengboche Monastery, famous for its striking location in the heart of the mountains. It’s also the largest gompa in Khumbu—don’t miss your chance to step inside and see its historic artwork. You might even have the privilege of attending the monastery’s daily prayers.

  • Accommodation: Himalaya/ Buddha Lodge
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 3,870 m /12,697 ft

After savoring some Tibetan bread and butter tea for breakfast in sight of the mighty Himalayan mountains, we’ll set off for another day of hiking on the Everest Base Camp Trek. The first point of interest on today’s itinerary will be the village of Deboche, which lies just past Tengboche. Here, we’ll find an especially impressive example of a classic mani wall built from hundreds of individual stones, each of which is inscribed with the ubiquitous Buddhist mantra: om mani padme hum. Moving on, we’ll pass through the village of Pangboche and climb stone staircases to draw ever nearer to the mighty Ama Dablam, seeing different aspects of the mountain as our trail twists and turns across the Khumbu. We’ll also get a little tease from Mount Everest itself, with the edge of the mountain peeking out from behind a ridge in the foreground. Our trail today ends in the comparatively larger town of Dingboche after about four or five hours of trekking.

Note: We usually build an extra day here at the Namche Bazaar for acclimatization (Optional) if the time permits and our buddy needs it!

  • Accommodation: Good luck lodge
  • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Altitude: 4,360m/14,305ft

We’ve now reached the point on our Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary where our bodies need another day to adjust to the increased elevation. As always, the trekker’s maxim is “climb high, sleep low.” This means that we can safely ascend to the stunning vantage points of Nagarjun Hill or Chukhung Village before returning to Dingboche in the afternoon. Both of these day hikes afford superlative views of Makalu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other Himalayan mountains. This evening, you’ll want to get a bite to eat at one of the bakeries or cafes in town. Later, watching the sunset over the windswept peaks of the mountains and the stone-walled terraces of Dingboche will make for an exquisite memory that you’ll return to again and again.

    Our path today traces the line of the valley northwest, leading us further into the heart of the Khumbu. We’ll find ourselves ascending steeply, following the switchbacks of the Everest Base Camp Trek to reach the high-altitude pass of Thukla. The pass stands at approximately 4,800 meters in elevation, and the view is nothing short of stupendous, with stunning panoramas of the Himalayas rising to meet us from every direction. There’s also a memorial built here to honor the mountaineers who perished on their pursuit of the highest peaks of the Himalayas; after paying our respects, we’ll descend from the pass and continue on to Lobuche. The village itself is a small cluster of guesthouses and kitchens set in the midst of jaw-dropping Himalayan scenery. After checking into our lodge, we’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening at our leisure. The nighttime ambiance at Lobuche is especially enchanting: the sun sets over the mountains with surprising rapidity, and the warm glow of electric lights suffuses the atmosphere.

    • Accommodation: Oxygen Lodge
    • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
    • Max. Altitude: Motherhouse Lodge

    Today is the big day! We’ll set out by hiking along the Khumbu Glacier, following a slow and gentle ascent into the heart of the mountains. This section of the Everest Base Camp Trek covers about five miles, and there are some scree-covered slopes standing between us and the settlement of Gorak Shep. We’ll stop here to catch our breath before pressing on to base camp itself, ascending through a bowl of skyscraping Himalayan peaks before arriving at our destination. If you’re trekking during the climbing season, base camp is sure to be a busy hub of mountaineers and trekkers alike, contributing to the communal atmosphere at the foot of the world’s highest mountain. After celebrating our remarkable accomplishments and feasting our eyes on the spectacular scenery, we’ll retrace our steps to Gorak Shep, where we’ll enjoy some hard-earned rest and a hot meal before bed.

    • Accommodation: Himalaya Lodge
    • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
    • Max. Altitude: 5,364m/17,599ft

    You’ve already been to Everest Base Camp, but our adventures in Khumbu are far from over. In fact, the views you’ll earn today from the high-altitude vantage point of Kala Patthar will eclipse anything you’ve seen so far. We’ll start with an early-morning hike, taking about two hours to climb Kala Patthar and arriving just in time for a Himalayan sunrise. It’s no exaggeration to say that the alpine panorama here is the best in the world; there’s no better place to get a good look at Mount Everest, especially with the risen sun breaking over the peaks and crags of the icebound Khumbu. After savoring this life-changing sight to its fullest, we’ll head back down the mountain, pick up our bags at Gorak Shep, and continue trekking in the direction of Dzongla. We should reach the village after about four or five hours on the trail, and we’ll want to get plenty of rest tonight to prepare for tomorrow’s exciting climb to the mountain pass of Cho La.

    • Accommodation: Local Lodge
    • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
    • Max. Altitude: 5,545m/18,187ft

    Another high-altitude destination awaits us this morning: after a fortifying breakfast, we’ll strike out for the lofty pass of Cho La. This is an incredibly challenging section of our Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes itinerary, where the flat ground of the valley swiftly transforms into a steep ascent. We’ll stop to rest periodically as we cross a glacial moraine and climb to the pass, and our efforts will be rewarded with sublime Himalayan vistas stretching to the horizon. After taking in the view, we’ll descend carefully on the other side of the pass, navigating the scree-covered terrain. From here, we’ll continue trekking through a wilderness of towering summits and barren hills before arriving at Thangnak, or Dragnag. At this point in our expedition, we’ve almost reached the spectacular Gokyo Lakes—but we’ll stop here in Thangnak for a good night’s rest.

    • Accommodation: Local Lodge
    • Hiking Duration: 6 hrs approx
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
    • Max. Altitude: (5420m) - Chola La

    It’s time to set out for the Gokyo Lakes at last! After breakfast this morning, we’ll set off through a fogbound, lunar landscape of brown and gray stone for approximately three or four hours. When the clouds drift away from the mountaintops under the glare of the sun, rows upon rows of Himalayan peaks will reveal themselves with unparalleled grandeur. We’ll cross another glacier before arriving at Gokyo, a village that’s sure to take your breath away. The town is situated right along the sandy, rocky shores of Gokyo Tso, arguably the most beautiful of the high-altitude Gokyo Lakes. After choosing our teahouse for tonight’s accommodations, you’ll have the afternoon free to relax, explore the village, and enjoy endless cups of tea in one of Khumbu’s most beautiful alpine communities. Consider taking a stroll around the lake to make the most of your time here in Gokyo.

    • Accommodation: Local Lodge
    • Hiking Duration: 5 hrs approx
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
    • Max. Altitude: 4800 m

    We’ll need to get a very early start this morning, checking the batteries on our headlamps and flashlights and hiking off into the darkness. As with Kala Patthar, our goal is to reach the summit of this scenic mountain viewpoint just in time for sunrise. The trek should take us about three or four hours, with the topmost summits of the Himalayas beginning to reveal themselves in the predawn glow right as we arrive. The panoramic view from Gokyo Ri ranks among the best in all of Nepal, and the added bonus of the ice-blue Gokyo Lakes shimmering under the morning sun is sure to be a highlight of your Everest trek. From here, the descent back to Gokyo should only take about an hour. We’ll have breakfast, pick up our bags, and set off down to the trail to our next destination: Dole. After this morning’s demanding hike, this is a comparatively easy stroll along the Dudh Koshi river; we should arrive in Dole after approximately four hours.

    • Accommodation: Local Lodge
    • Hiking Duration: 6 hrs approx
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
    • Max. Altitude: 5370m - Gokyo Ri

    All good things must come to an end, and it’s time to start rewinding our way through the highlands of the Khumbu. From Dole, we’ll steadily lose altitude; you may have already noticed that the town is set amidst far more greenery and plant life than we’ve seen for the past few days. But we’re still covering brand-new territory, and today’s hike to Namche Bazaar will be packed with plenty of splendid scenery. We’ll trek through rhododendron forests, stop to take pictures of waterfalls coursing down sheer rock faces and enjoy a pleasant lunch in the village of Mong La along the way. When we arrive in Namche Bazaar, we’ll get checked in at a local trekking lodge and take the rest of the day to relax. This is a perfect opportunity to check out the local bakeries, visit the Sherpa Culture Museum, and grab a few souvenirs to commemorate your Everest trek.

    • Accommodation: Sakura lodage / similar
    • Hiking Duration: 6-7 hrs approx
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
    • Max. Altitude: 3410 m

    On the penultimate day of our Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes, we’ll make the final tour from Namche Bazaar back to Lukla. By now, you’ll have noticed that we can move much faster when we’re losing altitude—but you won’t want to rush this last stretch of your trek in Nepal. The beauty of the Khumbu is as enchanting as ever, even in reverse, and you’ll want to savor your last look at the region's mountains, forests, waterfalls, and friendly people. Soon, we’ll find ourselves in Phakding, where we made our first stop on this Everest trek. After catching some rest and having a bite to eat, we’ll press on to Namche. We should arrive after about five or six hours of hiking in total, and we’ll get checked in at our guesthouse before having the afternoon to explore the town and enjoy a celebratory meal with our entire hiking team. Some of our porters will be staying here in Lukla—please be sure to bid them a fond farewell.

    • Accommodation: North face or similar lodge
    • Hiking Duration: 5-6 hrs approx
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
    • Max. Altitude: 2830m

    As our plane lifts from the dramatic runway at Lukla and we soar over the most spectacular landscapes in the country once again, you may already be planning your next trek in Nepal. When we arrive in Kathmandu, you’ll have one last opportunity to shop for unique souvenirs and handicrafts in the local markets before your outgoing flight. We’ll transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport in plenty of time for your departure—and if you’re staying in Nepal, we’d be happy to arrange another trek, any number of adventure activities, or even a jungle safari. Whatever your plans, we’re thrilled that you’ve chosen Alpine Ramble Treks to be your guide on the Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes. We can’t wait to see you again!

    Please note: Due to ongoing upgrades at the Tribhuvan International Airport, your flight to Lukla may depart from the Ramechhap Airport in Manthali rather than Kathmandu. Alpine Ramble Treks will keep you apprised of the situation and arrange any necessary additional transportation via microbus.

    • Accomodation: Hotel Thamel Park
    • Flight Duration: 35 m
    • Meals: Breakfast (Included)
    • Max. Altitude: 1350 m

    Trip inclusion

    • Free International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
    • Meals are on a full-board basis (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
    • Alpine Ramble is an experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.
    • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide. 
    • All necessary papers, including Everest National Park permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) / Community fee
    • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag and down jacket 
    • Trekking lodges or Tea House during the trek
    • Assistant guide for the group 8 pax or above
    • A round of internal flights from Kathmandu –Lukla - Kathmandu, including applicable airport taxes
    • Supplementary snacks: energy bars, crackers, cookies, etc.
    • Seasonal fresh fruit dessert every evening after dinner.
    • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
    • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
    • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
    • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
    • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
    • Emergency rescue operation assistance is arranged in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
    • All government, Local taxes/VAT, and official Expenses
    • 10% OF ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT OUR SOCIAL IMPACTS INITIATIVE

     

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    • Nepal entry visa fees (You can obtain a visa quickly upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
    • Extra accommodation and meals before and after the trek
    • International airfare
    • Personal expenses such as shopping, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, hard and soft alcohols, snacks, hot and cold water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge fee, and porter ($24 per day)
    • Travel insurance - insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation. 
    • Personal clothes and trekking equipment
    • Additional costs, itinerary modifications, or delays caused by out of management control due to weather conditions, illness, change of government policies, strikes, physical condition, etc.
    • Tips and Gratitude to the guides and driver (Recommended by Nepali culture )
    • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price "inclusive section" of this program

    Dates & Price

    All our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis; these published dates are guaranteed departures to run. If the dates don’t match or are suitable for your plans, then feel free to contact us; we are always happy to help you with your desired date and organize a private or group joining trip at your preferred date. Let us know what kind of trip you would like to do

    Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
    22 Jul, 202406 Aug, 2024AvailableUS$1255
    24 Jul, 202408 Aug, 2024AvailableUS$1255
    31 Jul, 202415 Aug, 2024AvailableUS$1255

    Trip Info

    Foods on the Everest Chola Pass Trip

    Trekking in the Himalayas is an amazing adventure experience of a lifetime; for multiple days of trekking, we obviously need a solid diet and hygienic foods to keep us strong and energized. As we trek in the mountains, our bodies obviously need a good level of dieting foods like protein and carbohydrates to maintain our fitness level for trekking. However, the meal on this trek is very handy, but it might be slightly different in size/taste than it is in city areas.

    During the trek, we have a pretty wide selection of the food items on the tea houses menus which are originated and prepared by the local community, the names of the most common meals of the region as given below.

    Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named Gurung bread in the Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano.

    Common Lunch options – different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potato items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

    Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings), different varieties of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potato items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

    On the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items mentioned but officially any of the meats are not on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high areas is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

    Deseret and Snacks options- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruit snicker/Mars bar, popcorn, cake, pastries, etc.

    Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot orange juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

    Accommodations on Everest Chola pass trekking.

    Accommodations on the mountain are very simple in tea hoses. The rooms typically have only 2- 3 single beds with nice and warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and nice views. However, a single private room will be provided during the trek without any extra cost for solo female travelers.

    During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries.

    NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotel offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to be part of this help to make the reservations for the four and 5-star hotel booking as well on request.

    Best Time to Do Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

    Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons like many other countries; spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there are mainly two distinct trekking seasons for Everest Base Camp or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

    Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May. The weather this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in the Everest region, as it offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day. The Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime, and the temperature at nighttime can drop down to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

    Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Everest Base Camp, Autumn includes the months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for trekking.

    Travel Insurance for the Everest Chola Pass hike

    For Safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in any trek and tour programs in the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas, is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries.

    We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuation expenses, an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.

    FAQs

    Yes, on upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by one of our Alpine Ramble crews and transfer to the respective hotel
     

    Altitudes in the Himalayas of Nepal definitely demand excellent stamina, tough determination, and the best health condition. Some sections of the trek are quite demanding and some days might even require 5-7 hours of walking.

    Although the trek to the Everest Base Camp is considered moderate and easily attainable, it is no walk in the park.

    Moreover, the good news is that no technical skill is required to plan your trek or any other exploratory trips in Nepal. However, your prior hiking experience will definitely be considered a plus point. A few months of regular exercise including walking and jogging is recommended before the trip to build up the required stamina.

    Our professional guides will do their best to keep a reasonable pace throughout the trek. They will always be on hand to encourage and give advice when required. Their aim is for all participants to not only complete this trek but to have the best time of their life exploring the wonderful Himalayas.

    Yes, Or guide will be taking a first aid kit with basis medicines including Diamox. However, we would recommend you to take some medicine by yourself. 

    Yes, Three meals of a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek in the mountain and foods you will be eating as per menu- offers a wide verity of meals including local and western continentals. 

    Yes, you can be paid either way. However, we recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining of your tour balance, paying by credit card charge you 4 % extra as serving fee by the bank. Any amounts of cash are acceptable! 

    The travelers need to be paid 10% of the full trip cost in advance and remaining of the funds for trekking can be made on arrival in Kathmandu. For the booking of your trip please go through the section of "BOOK YOUR TRIP" and click there to make your reservation, it's instant booking confirmation. 

     

    Yes, Kathmandu has plenty of shops offering the best prices for trekking gears.

    The best season of the year for this trek is Autumn ( Spe- Dec) and Spring ( March-May) with the clear sky and great views- the temperatures are moderate, you can also do the trek in other months as well with less crowded. 

     

    Yes, we have a safe place to store your luggage at our Hotel or office.

    Yes, The laundry and Hot shower (more likely bucket shower at the higher point of the trek) services are available with small charge 

    Yes, we will help you to exchange your current very easily 

    Yes, almost every teahouse has Wifi offer with a little charge 

    Yes, Visitors can get - On Arrival visa very easily at the Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season.

    Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for trekking to the Everest region. -your travel insurance must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for individual trekking members, please kindly provide us your insurance to us at the time of booking your trip or later - before your trip get started. Alpine Ramble will help and assist you to buy travel insurance for potential unforeseen events or altitude sickness during the trek.

    The answer is absolutely Yes, we have been trekking many times with a solo female trekker and all of the trekking tours have successfully done by supporting the help of our friendly and experienced Guides and sherpa team.
     

    Everest base camp elevation is 5364 meters 

    The Highest Point of our trek is 5545 meters (KALAPATHAR)  above the sea level 

    Yes, Our Guide and Porters are all insured and they have trekking climbing insurances for trekking to any mountain in Nepal.

     

    Of course, yes, you can!  This trekking tour can be done by anyone from 8 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

    Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) and they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

    Apparently, the hiking would be at least 4-6  hours per day

    Yes, you could choose to own your departure dates according to your time and schedule if the published Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plans, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary on your own time and preferences. 
    • Ascend Slowly
    • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
    • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
    • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
    • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
    • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

    Reviews

    • Peter N - January 20, 2019

      We made a great tour to the sky, experienced never seen buty, and returned safely wit our guide Dilman.

    • Mhaddad - June 13, 2018

      Trip start to end was amazing and great. Where to start from the welcoming we had at the airport from our Guide Dilman to the selected hotel in Kathmandu which was at our convenience by the Owner Dill. We were instantly relaxed and felt safe throughout.

      Our Guide on a daily basis would brief us on the next day plan, made sure we are always ok, relaxed and happy. During the day he would always make sure everything is ok, Dilman has a fantastic knowledge of the mountain.

      Excellent hospitality, Amazing trip! I would highly recommend anybody doing a trekking in Nepal to use Alpine Ramble!! Top company doing a wonderful job.

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      Elisha W - May 10, 2018

      I booked Alpine Ramble for my trek to Everest Base Camp and it was absolutely amazing. They picked me up at the airport and really cared about me. During the trek my guide Samir helped me whenever I felt tired or exhausted. We really enjoyed our time in the mountains with singing and dancing. The lodges where we stayed in were quite nice and the food was really good all the time. I learned about the culture and the mountains. The team was really friendly and it felt like family! I would definitely recommend Alpine Ramble for a trek in the Nepali mountains! You‘ll have a wonderful experience with a accommodating company, a good guide and a wonderful landscape. Thanks for everything !!!

    • Somsikhar Jamali - November 20, 2017

      Dil Gurung is a safe pair of hands. This summarizes what he does in a nutshell. He has fantastic emotional quotient and is attentive to detail and to every single member of his expedition client team. I would go back with him to the Nepali Himalayas any time. I would endorse him as an excellent guide for an international audience. It is great to see that his enterpreneurship has led him to set up his own outfit. His maturity and conscientiousness are remarkable.

      Som

      India

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    • Adrian Peter M - April 10, 2017

      Dil is an incredible guide with such attention to detail and focus on making your experience as comfortable and amazing as possible. Great for a good conversation and experienced enough to handle any situation. I've trekked with Dil a number of times and now consider him part of my Nepali family!