EBC Via Gokyo lake

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Overview

Trip code
NNTR-03
Duration
15
Max. Altitude
5545m
Level
DIFFICULT
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Accomodation
3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Best available Guest House during the Trek
Meals

Breakfasts in Kathmandu and All the meals during the trek ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Transportation
All the airport Hotel Transfer by
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche - Dole - Gokyo - Chola Pass - Lobuche - Everest Base camp - Kalapatter - Pheriche -Namche -Lukla -Kathmandu.

Highlights

  • Exiting  flight to and from Tenzing Hillari Airport, Lukla
  • EXPLORE THE Namche Bazaar. the tourist capital of Khumbu reason
  • Explore the unique lifestyle, culture, tradition and heart-warming hospitality of the Sherpa’s
  • Explore the Everest base camp and Barth-taking viewpoint of Kalaphatter
  • See Khumbu Icefall and glacial lakes
  • Witness panoramic views of the giant Everest massive, including Mt Everest, Mt lotsce, Mt Nuptse, Mt Thamserku, Mt Aama Dablam. Mt Cho you, Mt Pumori, Mt kongde, Ect
  • Climb the Kala Patter, Gokyo Ri and Chukung Ri to admire the Barth-taking views of Everest Himalayan range from a different angle
  • Making approach to the Everest base camp following the footsteps Sir Adman Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa

Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research hub offers you Gokyo Valley trek with a famous mountain pass. There are 2 massive passes which you can do with Gokyo valley trekking. Renjola pass (5345m) on the right hand and the Chola pass (5367m) on the left. Gokyo Valley Trekking is renowned among travellers for outstanding views of Everest that it offers at the Gokyo-Ri which is comparatively better than Kalapathar for the Mountain View. The route passes through lakes, monasteries at high altitude, several viewpoints with panoramic Rocky Mountain views, Sherpa villages and rare flora and fauna. This itinerary is made with Chola Pass because we believe many of you want to see the Everest base camp as well if you are trekking in this reason for the first time. If you are not too interested in the Chola pass and the base camp you can definitely ask us to change the itinerary and plan for you! 

The Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Valley and Chola pass begin with a wondering 30 minutes flight to Lukla in the early morning. Breathtaking views of the snow peaks keep us company during the flight. After we landed we will meet our rest team and began our journey to the mystic land of the Himalaya.  We move to Phakding which is a short hike from Lukla. The next day, we head to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mount Everest Base camp as well as the Tourist Capital of Everest reason. We spend another day here for acclimatization rest and explore the Sherpa culture and lifestyle. Beautiful morning views of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Khantenga, Thamserku etc await us here to inspire us in our journey ahead. Then we trek to Dole, a farming village of Everest. Five hours walk from Namche. The next day, we move to Machhermo and pass the world’s second-largest glacier – Ngozumpa Glacier. From Machhermo, we move on to Gokyo, where the highlight of the trek, Gokyo village awaits us. We stop here for acclimatization and take a morning stroll to Gokyo RI(5360m) to relish on the most wonderful views of the Everest Region.

Here we finished with the Gokyo Valley part, now we continue to Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp Reason. We trek to Thagnak through the glassier. Next is one of the biggest day of our trek “Crossing the Chola Pass”. The next stop is Dzongla by spending about 8 hours for a pass. Trek to Lobuche will be easy. Then we will trek to Gorakshep and Everest base camp. Taking the breathtaking sunrise view from Kalapatter will be another never forget experience. Then we will start descending to Lukla
Trekking back to Lukla from Everest base camp is all the way down! It seems short and easy which normally can be done in about 3 or 4 days. If you have limited time and or don’t like to trek back the same way you can choose NNTR Everest Base Camp 1 way By Helicopter-9 Days. It will also be another Lifetime experience. If you are seeking real adventure for the more challenging route that crosses the most famous mountain passes in the world, you definitely need to consider NNTR- Everest High Passes Trek- 20 days.
This whole trip will always stay at the bottom of your heart and you will always cheer this memorise and want to make more of them, happy trekking.

Day to day outline itinerary:
Day 01 - Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02 - Sightseeing Tour of the valley of Kathmandu valley
Day 03 - Fly to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) 3-4 hours
Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazar (3441m) 5-6 hours
Day 05 - Acclimatization day- Namche Bazar (3441m)
Day 06 - Trek to Dole (4200m) 5-6 hours
Day 07 - Trek to Machharma (4470m) 3-4 hours
Day 08 – Trek to Gokyo (4790m) 3-4 hours
Day 09 - Trek to Gokyo Ri (5360m) 5-6 hours
Day 10 - Trek to Thagnak (4750 m) 4-5 hours
Day 11 - Trek to Dzongla (4850m) via Cho La pass (5,367m) 7-8 hours
Day 12 - Trek to Lobuche (4910 m) 5-6 hours
Day 13 - Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365m) then trek back to Gorakshep (5180m) 7-8 hours
Day 14 - Trek / Climb Kalapattar (5545 meters) then trek down to Pheriche (4240 m) 6-7 hours 
Day 15 - Trek To Namche (3441m) 6-7 hours
Day 16 – Trek to Lukla (2804m) 3-4 hours
Day 17 - Flight back to Kathmandu
Day 18 - Departure Day

ACCOMMODATION
For this trek, you will be staying in 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu and the best available teahouses during the trek. Nowadays in the lower elevation of Everest reason is providing a room with attached bathrooms; we will try our best! However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cosy and functional. The rooms usually include single sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.

MEALS
During this trip, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food, most common “Dhal Bhat” as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan etc) foods. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations. A farewell dinner will be served during your stay in Kathmandu. Your all breakfasts (15 breakfasts), 13 lunches and 14 dinners with seasonable fruits during the trek are included in this package.

NNTR’S TREKKING CRUE FOR YOUR ADVENTURE!
Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure come true and successful there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers) and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring passport,2 copies passport  size photos and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent by email before).  And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

Day

2

Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley

After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with a private vehicle. Today you will visit following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:

Swambhunath Stupa/Monkey temple:

Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with

Pashupatinath Temple:

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the holy  Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river.

Boudhanath Stupa: 

Another UNESCO World Heritage site;  Boudhanath another holiest site of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes on all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.

Patan durbar square:

City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces on to magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries).

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you to Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through a narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see the following: 

- Pagoda style temples which were made twelve to eighteen centuries

- An ancient royal palace with museum

- Kashthamandap (which named to the city as Kathmandu)

- Living Goddess Kumari

- Black Bhairava (God of death)

Day

3

Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m) 40 min flight & 3 hours

Your adventure began here, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only takes about 40 minutes, and you'll enjoy Nepal's iconic mountain views throughout. This flight is one of the closest mountain flights you can do in Nepal. Touch down on the narrow mountaintop runway, and your Trekking to dream EBC begins.

After your whirlwind arrival, head out on a half-day trek. You'll follow a riverside trail downhill through the Dudh Koshi Valley, passing farms, stone villages, and snow-topped mountains toward your first overnight in Phakding.


Day

4

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5 to 6 hours

From Phakding, the route crisscrosses the pine-flanked Dudh Koshi (Milky River) river on a steel cable suspension bridge. Keep an eye out for yaks and other local wildlife that amble along the same route.

From there, the trekking path leads into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO-listed nature reserve that is home to snow leopards and red pandas. After passing a checkpoint in Monjo to register your trekking permits, you'll begin a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. If the weather is clear, you may just catch a glimpse of Mount Everest in the distance.

After a strenuous uphill hike, you'll arrive for your overnight stop with time to shop for souvenirs or any extra gear you may need. Namche, the main trading village in the Khumbu region, is the historic meeting point for Hindu traders from the lowlands and Tibetan yak caravans. It remains a global melting-pot (and now even boasts an Irish pub!).


Day

5

Rest and Acclimatization Day in Namche

After yesterday's significant gain in altitude, you'll take today off to relax and acclimatize. 

The tourist Capital and the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region: Namche Bazaar, well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries and lots of branded and local shops selling the daily needs. Although its rest day for acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel and see beautiful views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Khumjung village is a brimming little town which is beautifully filled by the Sherpa community. Walking through the Sherpa village will be a unique experience to understand the real lifestyle of Sherpa people.


Day

6

Trek to Dole (4200m) 5 to 6 hours

From Namche, the trail follows the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi River. After the acclimatization day up in Namche, you'll be ready to hit the road to Gokyo Valley again. As you leave Namche, you'll catch an outstanding glimpse of the Himalaya, marking the world's highest elevations.

You'll continue along the trail, you can stop for a cup of Nepali chiya with the view of Ama Doblom in Kayangjuma. After the break, we reach the junction to EBC and Gokyo valley. From here, we climb to Mong La for lunch with one of the finest views of amadablam. You will trek don through Rhododendron forests to phorsetanga then we climb again by Passing a few waterfalls and bridges, we reach the small village of Dole.

Day

7

Trek to Machharma (4470m) 3 to 4 hours

After climbing a ridge, the trail moves through Lhabarma and to Luza where you pass summer settlements of the locals. Views of Kantega, Cho Oyu and Thamserku stay with us as we walk along the trail. Passing small villages on the way, the scenic high hillside trek leads continues with views of the deep Dudh Koshi valley. The four hours walk ends at Machhermo, our stop for the day. A beautiful stream that originates from Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche runs through this village where you can hear stories on the first sighting of Yeti.

Day

8

Trek to Gokyo (4790m) 3/4 hours

From Machhermo, the trail ascends to a Chorten through a ridge where views of Thamserku, Kangtega and Cho-Oyu along with the valleys below are magnificent. The valley slowly widens as the easy trail passes another Chorten and reaches Pangka. Descending to the river bank, we then begin our steep climb to the moraine of Ngozamba Glacier. We pass through the mesmerizing natural beauty of the turquoise lakes Longpongo and Taboche Tsho and reach a third lake, Dudh Pokhari, where the Gokyo village is situated. With the backdrop of Cho-Oyo, the beautiful and well-facilitated village and its outstanding periphery is our shelter after this adventurous day.

Day

9

Trek to Gokyo Ri (5360m) 5 to 6 hours

We start early today to Gokyo Ri (5360m) which lies above the village. The steep climb of about four hours to the top is quite strenuous and takes about 3 to 4 hours, yet rewards with one of the best Mountain View spot in the Everest region. The scenery of Gokyo village, Nogzumpa Glacier, We can observe 4 of the 14 tallest mountain peaks of the world: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu with a face to face distance. Is Magnificent! We then head back towards the valley to our lodge for breakfast. After that, we'll be sightseeing around the valley a bit and spend the rest of the day immersing ourselves in the beauty of the Himalayas. And enjoy the highest bakery of the planet with the coffee shot. 


Day

10

Trek to Thagnak (4750 m) 4 to 5 hours

If we did not climb the Gokyo Ri the previous day, we can do that today. 

We trek through the Ngazumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side. Next, traverse along the edge of that mountain and then meander into Thagnak. It will be a short hike today with an afternoon of rest which will prepare us for long hiking days and elevation gain to come.

Day

11

Trek to Cho La pass (5,367m) to Dzongla (4850m) 7 to 8 hours

Today is going to be one of the toughest days of the trip. The Cho La pass is not itself difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice may cause trouble by making the trail slippery.  The trail from Phedi climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. While trekking through the side of a frozen lake, we reach the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. The pyramidal Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south even as Cholatse soars to the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse rise sharply to our right. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla Village. The village provides great views of Cholatse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche mountains along with the Pheriche Village far below

Day

12

Dzongla to Lobuche (4940 m) 3/4 hours

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

Day

13

Trek to Goreak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5364m) to Goreak Shep (5150m) 7 to 8 hours

After breakfast, we start our trek to Base Camp. Following a rocky moraine path, we see an icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill trek brings us to Gorak Shep, a dry, sandy lakebed that sports an ominous moniker (the name means "Graveyard of Crows.") It's simple.


But you're not stopping yet. Continue on, climbing along the Khumbu Glacier at a slow but steady pace in your bid to reach Everest Base Camp. Finally, after a long day at high altitudes, the payoff arrives. Stop to take photos and relax in the world-famous threshold for all summit expeditions. After some time to admire your surroundings and wander around the camps with the climbers by the help of your guide you'll make your way back down to Gorak Shep, where you'll spend the night.  

Day

14

Kala Patthar (5545m) to Pheriche (4280m) 6 to 7 hours of trek

In the early morning, we climb to Kala Patthar meaning “Black Rock” to enjoy the view of sunrise. It’s one of the best Everest Mountain View spot.

You will be face to face with the Highest Mountain in the world. From here we can have panoramic views of Everest and many other mountain peaks like Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbetse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and many more. You will we trek down to Gorekshep for a satisfying breakfast and start trekking down to Pheriche. 

Day

15

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Passing back along the familiar ground, you'll head to the village of Pangboche.

From there, you'll continue to follow the river, finally crossing back over it. Pass through birch and rhododendron forests to Tengboche, you'll descend the bridge over the Dudh Koshi to Phunki Tenga, where you can check out the Buddhist prayer wheels powered by water. You'll head down to the base of the valley before another climb to Namche Bazaar.

Day

16

Trek to Lukla (2800m) 6 to 7 hours of trek

Today marks your final day of trekking. The route follows the Dudhi Koshi River all the way back down to Lukla, where you'll spend your last night in the mountains. It's time for a farewell party: sample some regional chang (home-brewed rice beer) and learn some Sherpa dance steps. You have a successful trek to celebrate.

Day

17

Fly to Kathmandu

On your last morning in the mountains, you'll wake up early to catch a morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at your disposal. If you didn't get a chance to see the city's main sights, you'll have a chance to now. You also might want to unwind with a massage or spa treatment in Thamel. Otherwise, you have the entire capital at your fingertips for sightseeing before you depart tomorrow.

Day

18

Final departure

Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.


Inclusions

What is included?

  • All Airport hotel transfer by private vehicle
  • 3 nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • The welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets
  • All the twin sharing  accommodation ( 10 nights)  during the trek
  • All the meals (Breakfasts, Tea breaks, Lunches and Dinners) with seasonal fruits during the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork and permits(TIMS and National park entrance)
  • All government and local  taxes
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide, 
  • Assistant  trekking guide(1 assistant  trekking guide for every 5 trekkers ), 
  • Support staff/ Sherpa porters  (1 porter for every 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transports food and lodging

What isn't included?

    • Nepal visas fee (Lowest fee available for 15-days visa costing $30/person)
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Excess luggage charges
    • Extra night accommodating in Kathmandu (if in case early return from mountain then the scheduled itinerary)
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, personal drinks, battery charge, bottle or boiling water, hot shower, wifi and or internet etc)
    • Tips for guide and porters
    •  Everything else apart from “what is included in this package “ 
    Note: Items in 7, 8 & 9. are paid in Nepali Rupees (cash). Exchange from Euro (€), pound (£) US ($) to Rupees (NRP) can be obtained at the airports and exchange offices along the streets or you can tell me to exchange once you arrive in Kathmandu.
    It is estimated that approximately an amount of 1000 Rupees/day (ca.10 US$) will be spent on miscellaneous expenses.

    Complimentary

      • Down jacket and seasonal sleeping bag (to be returned after completion of the trip).
      • Namaste Nepal’s duffle  bag
      • Namaste Nepal’s  T-shirt
      • Trekking map
      • Trekking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).
      • A self-sufficient medical first aid kit containing vital medications.
      • Oximeter

    Date & Price

    Upcoming Departure Dates

    Start Date End Date Offer Price Status
    1st Oct, 2022 15th Oct, 2022 USD 2,020 Limited Book now
    1st Mar, 2022 15th Mar, 2022 USD 2,020 Limited Book now
    1st Oct, 2021 15th Oct, 2021 USD 2,020 Guarenteed Book now
    2nd Sep, 2021 16th Sep, 2021 USD 2,020 Guarenteed Book now
    1st Apr, 2021 15th Apr, 2021 USD 2,020 Guarenteed Book now
    1st Mar, 2021 15th Mar, 2021 USD 2,020 Guarenteed Book now

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What types of accommodation I can get in EBC Via Gokyo Lake Trek?

    For this trek, you will be staying in 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu and the best available teahouses during the trek. Nowadays in the lower elevation of Everest's reason is providing a room with attached bathrooms; we will try our best! However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cozy, and functional. The rooms usually include single sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows, and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.

    When IS Best Time for EBC Via Gokyo Lake Trek?

    Normally Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months for High altitude treks in Nepal. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountains scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. Although many trekking trips into the lower altitude can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 4000 meters is usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with the care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.

    What about my food for EBC Via Gokyo Lake trek?

    During this trip, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food, most common “Dhal Bhat” as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations. A farewell dinner will be served during your stay in Kathmandu. Your all breakfasts (15 breakfasts), 13 lunches, and 14 dinners with seasonable fruits during the trek are included in this package.

    What about your company trekking Team for my EBC Via Gokyo Lake trek?

    Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure come true and successful there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers), and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.

    Will the porter/Support staff carry my bag-pack? and how much can he carry?

    Yes, we will organize the support staff to carry your backpack. Every single trekking package on our website includes a 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers. He can carry max 25 kg for 2 trekkers. Trekking in The Himalayas is challenging and even very harder if you are carrying your backpack by yourself. It will be much easier and enjoyable if you take support staff to carry your backpack. You can only worry about your day pack with you and enjoy every single moment of your Himalayan day with stunning scenery.

    What about the drinking Water During the EBC Via Gokyo Lake trek?

    EBC Via Gokyo Lake trekking trails have mineral water bottles available in every single guest house. They also have boiled water or filtered water everywhere along the trekking trails. Some villages also have water purification filterer systems such as Katadyn, Kent, or similar. You can also use normal water after prepared with water purification tablets.

    What happens if there any medical emergency and or I get altitude sickness?

    Anything can happen anytime during the trek. All of our group leaders, guides, and assistance guides are trained for first aid, High altitude risk Management, and are prepared to deal with the most common problems or injuries you may get on a trek. Apart from that in the case of any emergency or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), your guide will let us know immediately. Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will be there for you to assist your Rescue if needed. In few places in this trek Like Machharmo, Namche Bazaar. There are health posts which have been serving by foreign doctors and local professionals. We will help you to get there to get treatment and get back to the capital. NNTR trekking team is ready to ensure your safety anytime during the trek even to carry you down to a safer place.

    Are there any extra costs that I have to prepare on top of the package price?

    This package, you will find that most of the things are included. However, we suggest you estimate $ 10 to $15 per person per day as your miscellaneous expenses. The following are the major expenses they are extra on top of the package price. Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu and or before start the trek: Except the welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu, your lunch and dinners are not included, from the day you start the trek everything will be included, check your quote to see which meals are included. Drinking-Water: drinking water for your entire trip is not included in our package. We are an Eco-friendly Trekking Company, we encourage you to keep mountains safe from garbage and use the reusable bottles and water purification tablets. Other Drunks: Every meal included in the itinerary comes with a cup of tea or coffee, Apart from that any of your hot/cold drinks will be your own. Overweight backpack: NNTR provides 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers, if one of your backpacks weighs more than 15 kg, you will need to pay a bit extra to compensate your porter or get another porter. Tips for your guide and support staff: Optional extra expenses on your guesthouses: Nowadays most of the famous trekking trails of Nepal have got the internet and electricity asses, it is normal for guesthouses to charge extra for wifi and battery charging, most of the guesthouse offers hot showers (or hot buckets), you will have to pay extra for the shower too.

    Do I need to get travel and rescue insurance?

    Yes, you need to get a good travel and rescue insurance. Your safety is our major concern, we strongly recommend you to buy comprehensive travel insurance for trekking in Nepal. Your policy should cover your trek, tour, and the extra time you are going to spend in Nepal including helicopter evacuation. Trekking in Nepal can be really dangerous, especially in high altitudes. If you get any emergency we will be able to act fast when you have a good insurance policy. It’s easy to request fast for emergency assistance.

    Is there any medicine to avoid AMS?

    Yes, they have medicine for altitude sickness. It called Acetazolamide. It’s well known by its trade name Diamox. It’s used for prevention and the treatment of altitude sickness. As it is a prescription medicine, we are unable to provide this herein Nepal. Please talk with your doctor before you leave home. During the trek, there is some local medicine as well be available to prevent yourself from altitude sickness. Ginger Lemon Honey Tea, Garlic Soup, and Hot water are the one we believe the local medicine which can help you to avoid altitude sickness. The best medicine is to acclimatize your body and climb slow. If there any symptoms stop climbing and descend immediately. Please read our full Faq for more details about the Altitude Mountain Sickness.

    What if I cancel the trip? What is your cancellation policy?

    We know unexpected things happen at unexpected times. If some unfortunate happens and you need to change your plans you can simply write us an email or message us. If you give us enough time we will try our best to assist your unfortunate. We can normally postpone your trip and apply your advance payment for any time in the future. The fund transfer process from Nepal to another country takes a long time because we need to prepare all the documents and take permission from the Central Bank of Nepal. That’s the main reason we encourage all of you to Postpone the trip and use the credit in the future. If you need to cancel your trip completely, we, unfortunately, are unable to give you a full refund. You will be charged by 30% of the package price as a cancellation charge.

    Is there Electricity, Hot shower, and WIFI during the EBC Via Gokyo trek?

    Yes, most of the guesthouses in this Gokyo Valley Trek below the Dole have Electricity, Hot Shower, and Wifi. For the electricity, some village has Micro-Hydro station which produces enough electricity for them, above the Namche Bazaar, most of the guesthouses have a solar panel for the electricity. It might be difficult some time to charge your phone or the camera in case of the bad weather. Batter to have some good backup with you. For the hot shower, every guesthouse has solar Panels and the gas tankless water heater. And for the wifi, every single guesthouse is connected with Everest-Link, you can buy a various data plan and enjoy your free time with your loved once.

    Could you give me some information about the Group Leaders/Trekking Guide?

    Trekking in the land of the mystical Himalaya is a big deal for many people around the globe. Choosing the right company and the right guide is also the big challenge you put your complete trust in a Stanger Guide for your biggest adventure. It’s not the decision to be taken lightly. We have been there and understand how important it is to have a professional and best trekking Leader or Guide for your Adventure in Nepal. We are very careful for that your guide needs to speak good English, Knowledgeable, very experienced in the field, friendly and good discussion maker. All of our group leaders and guides are highly experienced, professional, and have been selected based on their technical proficiency proven safety recodes, good judgment, patience, and awesome personalities. They easily acclimate themselves to the high altitudes with nil difficulty this is why they can provide batter services without becoming a casualty themselves. All of our guides have had many kinds of different trainings to be a professional Guide. Among them some of they are: • Trekking Guide Tanning • Tour Guide Training • First-Aid Training • Mountaineering training • High Altitude Risk Management Training • Bird Watching Training

    What is the Altitude of Gokyo Ri?

    The altitude of Gokyo Ri is 5360m/17585 feet.

    What is the altitude of chola pass?

    The altitude of the Chola pass is 5367 mt/17610 feet.

    Do I need crampons in EBC Via Gokyo Lake trek?

    No, Normally for this Everest base camp via Gokyo Valley trek you don't need the Crampons. It will be ideal if you are trekking in the early winter or the early summer. In the winter trail from Machharma to Gokyo and Lobuche to Everest base camp, areas are normally covered with snow. And in the Chola pass, the trails are mostly covered with ice and snow. The Crampons can be very useful in this part of the trek.

    What is the highest point of the EBC Via Gokyo Lake trek?

    The Highest Point of this Trek is Kalaphatter(5545m/18190feet) other higest points above 500 meters are: Gokyo Ri (5360m/17585ft), Everest Base Camp(5365m/17600ft), Chola pass(5367m/17610ft) and Gorakshep(5180m/16995ft)

    How long does it take to Everest Base Camp Trek?

    The following 15 days itinerary Starting and ending at Lukla is one of the best ways to get there. If you trek through Dingbuche it takes 12 days, similarly, if you start from Chukung and Kongma La pass will take 14 days too. Also, Everest base camp trek without flying to Lukla can take 20 to 23 days. So the Everest Base Camp Trek can be done in between 10 to 25 days. Just let us know how long you want to spend?

    What is the Altitude of Everest Base Camp?

    The altitude of the Everest Base Camp is 5356 m/ft above the sea label.

    What happens if I need to leave/cancel the trek early?

    Anything can happen anytime during the trek. If you need to leave your trek on the middle of the trail we will provide maximum effort to make sure your safe return to Kathmandu. And we will assist with your travel arrangements for your home. you have to know that we will not be able to refund any money to you.

    Do I need to get Trekking Permits for EBC Via Gokyo Lake trek?

    Yes, it’s our job – Leave it to us! every trekker who wants to trek in Everest reason of Nepal needs to get 3 different permits. 1) TIMS Card, 2) Sagarmatha National Park Permit and, 3) Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance card. All of them will cost 60 us dollars for foreigners, 38 us dollars for SAARC Nationality and 70 us dollars for the free individual trekkers.

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