EBC Cho La Pass Trek

An experience of a lifetime standing beneath towering Mt. Everest, crossing Cho-la to scenic Gokyo Lake

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Max Elevation: 5,545m

Highlights

  • Enjoying scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park and Buddhist monument.
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp Khumbu Icefall Camp and Climb Kalapatthar 5,545m.
  • You can see high Himalayan views over the Cho La Pass 5368m.
  • Visit beautiful Gokyo Lake and best view from Gokyo Ri.

About EBC Cho La Pass Trek

Nepal Spirit Adventure leads you to experience an adventure of a lifetime with memorable and exciting trekking to Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo Lake, where you will be surrounded by world giant peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lho-la with tumbling great Icefalls.

Besides being within giant peaks on this EBC Cho La Pass Trek, a chance to visit traditional Sherpa villages and interesting monasteries with old Buddhist religion and cultures retaining its past traditional way of life to this day. EBC Cho La Pass experience Trek Guide us into the lovely forested area of rhododendron, pines and fir tree lines and towards arctic temperature zone with barren and icy landscapes. This is the trek where you can observe a dramatic change in vegetation, climate, landscapes within a short period of time during this amazing adventure to EBC Cho La Pass Trek.

Trek to EBC  Cho La Pass trail starting with an exciting short flight to Lukla and starting the trek to famous Namche Bazaar with wonderful views of snowcapped peaks and then towards scenic Tengboche Monastery surrounded with mountains and green tree lines.

The walk continues to reach our destination at Everest base camp with acclimatization days in between the walking days, before heading higher elevation. At the base camp where your dreams become a reality beneath world number one mountain, our adventure continues with a climb to Kalapathar for a grand vista of mountains with Mt. Everest at the closest distance.

After a wonderful time, this adventure leads to beautiful Gokyo Lake over Cho-la pass, at Gokyo Lake marvel the awesome scenery of lakes and mountains with a climb of Gokyo Ri a super viewpoint after Kalapathar, adding more peaks of Makalu and Cho-Oyu. EBC Cho La Pass Trek concludes at Lukla with a panoramic flight back to Kathmandu after a remarkable time in the high mountains with great services of Nepal Spirit Adventure including its friendly staff and guides.

18 Days EBC Cho La Pass Trek inclusive service of accommodation in Kathmandu, trekking lodges, equipment, flights, and helpful kindly porter will support your bags along with the EBC Cho La Pass and this adventure trip will make you one of your lifetime Nepal Himalaya experience journey.

More adventurous trekkers can extend their experience of the Khumbu region including Everest Three High Passes Trek and fit trekkers can attempt the summit Imjatse Himal also known as Island Peak via Everest Base Camp Trek.

Itinerary

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Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan international airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Nepal Spirit Adventure and transfer to your hotel; we take a rest or visit Nepal Spirit Adventure’s office. We may also stroll around the Thamel a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some shopping for trek overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader, other crew and other participants of this trek. Nepal Spirit Adventure briefs us regarding our trek and further provides the opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1315 m

Early breakfast, as per our flight hours in the morning, we will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for flight to Lukla a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After 40 minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing – Hillary airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountain peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activates we can take a side trip to nearby monastery overnight in Phakding.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2640 m
  • Walking Hours: 4 hours

Today’s trek starts in the morning after breakfast. The walk today is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Kosi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku 6608m | 21675ft. we will pass through forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and giant fir. In the early autumn and late spring the flowers on the portion of the trek it a really beautiful walk which we will not forget on a hurry. We cross more bridges and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked in order to keep a record of trekkers and local trekking staff as well. A descend and a gradual walk bring us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge, Now, as we climb uphill towards Namche Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks, Kusum Kangaru. Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and many other wonderful mountains will be viewed closely. We stop at Chautra to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazaar, the main gateway of the Khumbu region overnight in the guesthouse.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440 m
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours

This is the first of the three scheduled "acclimatization" days. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest days instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guide will take you at Syangboche for the wonderful panoramic 360-degree view of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawache, Khumbila, Thamserku, Amadablam and other many mountains as well. You can also visit the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440 m
  • Walking Hours: 4 hours

Upon breakfast in Namche, we set out towards Tengboche, enjoying a superb view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows a more or less smooth trail with few ups and downs which will not bother us as the magnificent view of the Himalayas keeps our company all through the journey. Along the way, we can spot wildlife musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phunki Thenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods. After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Thenga, we gear up for a slightly tougher climb through the pine forests before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Nuptse, and Mt Everest, and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region. We pay our visit to the monastery the same day at around 3 pm to witness the ceremony in the principal and popular monastery of the Everest region overnight in lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: lodge
  • Location: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3867 m
  • Walking Hours: 5 hours

Early morning fabled scenic beauty of Tengboche takes our breath away. The mountain panorama includes ranges of Kangtega, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Taboche, Kwangde, Tengboche, Lhotse, and Nuptse. After snapping pictures, we start the day journey through the trial that follows through Imja Khola upstream. Descending rapidly from the Tengboche meadow to the river bank, the track traverses a deep forest of birch and rhododendron with magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. As we reach Deboche, a charming place amidst the woods. Upon reaching this juncture, we pay our visit to Buddhist nunnery. Upon climbing up we come across a few Chortens. Upon reaching Pangboche we are amazed at the dramatic views. We further might visit Upper Pangboche to best view the mountains. The trail eventually climbs to Shomare. We notice a decrease in tree line after Pangboche and upon reaching Shomare the terrain changes dramatically to rolling arid stretch and an alpine terrain with patches of scrub and isolated pastures. As we reach Orsho the pyramidal peak of Pumori emerges above the mountains ahead. We finally reach a cold and windy settlement of Dingboche overlooked by Chortens and prayer flags finally for the night's rest overnight in lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: lodge
  • Location: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4350 m
  • Walking Hours: 5 hours

Today is the second acclimatization day that requires about 6 hours of trekking to an altitude of 5100m. After breakfast, you ascend Nagerjun (5100m), a hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The main aim is to climb high and sleep low. The footpath becomes steep at times, resulting in a physically challenging day; ascending the hill could take up to 5 hours at altitude. From this altitude, there are good views of Lobuche East (6119m), Lobuche West (6145m), Taboche peak (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (6685m) and Ama Dablam (6812m). One a clear day you could even see Mt. Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, including a great view of the Pheriche valley, After a short rest, you start the descent back to Dingboche; the walk at altitude takes about 2 hours. After lunch you should take a well-deserved rest, afternoon temperatures could drop rapidly as the sun sets over the mountain tops overnight in lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: lodge
  • Location: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4350 m
  • Walking Hours: 2 hours

The trail climbs to a ridge providing towering views of Taboche Peak and Cholatse and continues through Yak pastures before crossing a wooden bridge over a roaring stream to Duglha (4,620m/15,158ft). The trail then ascends steeply for an hour, up the gravely terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On the summit is a large group of stone-pile memorials to lost Sherpas and climbers. It also affords great border-views including Khumbutse, Lingtren, and Pumori. Everest is hidden behind the towering wall of Nuptse and Lhotse. Follow the valley upstream for about an hour to Lobuche overnight in lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: lodge
  • Location: Lobuhe
  • Altitude: 4928 m
  • Walking Hours: 7 hours

The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through the pyramid signpost. Ahead on the trail we see the crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360-degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. Only upon reaching the Everest Base Camp do we really appreciate the Everest climbers who brave the hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the Spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste, and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. Everest actually is not visible from here. By now we have met the ultimate objective of our trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Gorak Shep
  • Altitude: 5367 m
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours

A very early morning climb of 2 hours up Kala Patthar, behind the village, offers a sunrise awakening of the Himalayan chain. First Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), then its surrounding vassals: Pumori (7,145m/23,443ft), Lingtren (6,697m/21, 973ft), Khumbutse (6,623m/21,730ft), Changtse (7,550m/24,772ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,941ft) and Nuptse (7,861m/25,792ft). Plus Cho Oyo (8,201m/26,907ft) in the west and AmaDablam to the south: Amidst countless other peaks that crowd the horizon in all directions. Drop back to GorakShep for breakfast, and then retrace your steps down to Lobuche. Return to the snout of the Khumbu glacier, dropping down the moraine and continuing trek downhill to Dzonglha overnight in lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Dzongla
  • Altitude: 4840 m
  • Walking Hours: 5 hours

Early morning as we get out of the lodge, we will be greeted by the mesmerizing sight of Cholatse looming over. Today is going to be one of the toughest days of our trip. The walk begins as we transverse through a spur extending westward from Dzongla. The path descends to a basin across which meanders a murmuring stream crusted with ice at places. In about an hour, we reach the top of the basin readying for the triumph on Cho La. As we gain height, the view back gets increasingly more captivating; the Chola Lake begins to appear and the Ama Dablam in its pyramidal incarnation presides over a range of mountains on the south as Cholatse soars on the west. Climbing the incline is not easy; it is steep, but made worse by boulders over some of which we will have to scramble. We need to be alert as rocks can be glazed by ice. The final climb to the Cho La can be a little tricky as the trail curves round the bergschrund. Upon reaching the top, we see prayer flags, strung across cairns, flapping in the strong wind. The scenery of majestic peaks in all directions is breathtaking. Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak overnight in lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Thanknak
  • Altitude: 5368 m
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours

After a great time crossing Cho-la pass, an easy walk follows the main Gokyo trail, at the foot of the Ngozumba glacier. Slowly and gradually journey leads to Gokyo Lake, climbing a rocky path into valley passing the first lake and the second lake, reaching the third lake called Dudh Pokhari where Gokyo located at 4,790 meters views.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Gokyo Lake
  • Altitude: 4790 m
  • Walking Hours: 4 hours

Morning hike to Gokyo 5th Lake a 2-3 hours round trip, walk leads high on moraine rocky path heading towards at the top of Gokyo Ri with an awesome panorama of Cho-Oyu world 6th highest mountain straddles the border with Nepal / Tibet includes grand views of Mt. Everest, Changtse as far to Mt. Makalu. After a great hike returns back to Gokyo with afternoon free to catch up with your dairy.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Gokyo
  • Altitude: 5,360 m
  • Walking Hours: 4-6 hours

Last pass of the adventure, starting early morning towards Renjo-la, walk follows at the end of Gokyo Lake, with marvelous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse and Taboche, and then over Renjo La pass at 5,465 m / 17,929 ft, one of the most difficult section of this adventure, on reaching the top with breathtaking panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other high surrounding peaks. After a nice break walk follows to a frozen pond beneath Renjo La pass, and then descend reaching a small settlement at Lungdeng which is near to Nangpa-la pass towards Tibet. The walk continues to reach Marlung village for overnight stop above Bhote Koshi River upstreams.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Marlung
  • Altitude: 4210 m
  • Walking Hours: 7 hours

After taking breakfast, we trek down to Thame more amazing snow peaks. We may meet Tibetan trader encampments along the way for pictures of a rare lifestyle. About 150 meters above Thame, there is a Thame Monastery, a picturesque monastery set among the many homes of monks and laypeople. It's perched on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. This is the site for the spring celebration of the Mani Rimdu festival, held about the middle of May each year.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Thame
  • Altitude: 3880 m
  • Walking Hours: 5 hours

walking outskirts of Thame village with short uphill and gradual walk to Thamo with hydropower of Namche and other Khumbu villages, a good walk leads back into green woodland of tall pines and rhododendron tree lines as the path approach at Namche Bazaar. From here downhill walk back to Monjo near the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit, walk leads downhill to Dudh Kosi River through Jorsalle to reach a pleasant nice village at Monjo for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Manjo
  • Altitude: 2835 m
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours

Morning walks on the best pleasant path most of the way reaching at Phakding from here retracing the walk back to Lukla with the last climb for an hour, on reaching Lukla celebration with fellow trekkers and staff.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2840 m
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours

From Lukla morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu with fantastic views of mountains from the plane on landing at Kathmandu airport, our staff transfers you back to the hotel around Thamel area with the rest of the day free at leisure and enjoy the farewell dinner among other members of the team.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1315 m

After a wonderful time at Everest, Thee High Passes trekking with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Cost Details

  • Arrival and departure transfer from the airport to the hotel and vice versa with our staff to pick you up
  • Two night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Meals: Full board meal daily 3 times: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Service of trekking guides and porters price includes: Daily wages, medical insurance-transportation allowance- meals and accommodation on trekking one porter for two trekkers
  • Applicable trekking (TIMS) and Everest national park permit
  • Trekking equipment: 4-season sleeping bag, feather-down jacket, and duffel bag
  • Basic first aid and medical kits
  • Coordination of service for emergency and rescue operations
  • All the necessary paperwork & local taxes
  • Farewell dinners at reputable restaurants
  • International Airfare-Nepal Entry Visa- Personal Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Expenses of Personal Nature-Gratitude: Bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot shower (Tips) and Meals in Kathmandu as per the Itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges on domestic flight
  • Personal trekking equipment (You can buy in Kathmandu at a reasonable price)
  • Emergency Evacuation by any means of transportations or Heli and personal medical kit
  • Early return from the trips or breaking up the journey due to personal/medical reason clients have to bear the extra expenses in Kathmandu and other related expenses as there will be no refund from the company in this situations

Dates & Prices

Departure note

EBC Cho La pass group joining fix departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays, we are pleased to open a new trip date. We can organize a private trek at any time of the year.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
28 Jan, 2020 - 14 Feb, 2020AvailableUS$1650

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Upon Arrival In Nepal

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you as per your flight landing hours with your name on display board of Nepal Spirit Adventure then transfer to your respective hotels in Kathmandu. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek as well as you may have a question and answer about the trip.

Accommodation In Kathmandu

We provide 3*** stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request for the single supplement (which will be at extra cost beside trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us


A typical Tea House (Lodge) Trekking Day

A typical trekking day means walking from morning to late afternoon. Each morning after packing your bags and then having a good breakfast, we will set off for day walks to our next designated overnights stop. We suggest that you carry a small day pack to put your water bottles, sunscreen cream, hats, raincoat, camera, and warm jumper just in case if the weather changes to cold, while rest of your belonging that you don’t need for the day goes in large duffel/kit bags for porters to carry. The walk will last for 3 to 4 hours in the morning until lunch at midday. We stop for one hour to have lunch and rest before heading to our overnight destination in the comfort of tea house/lodge at villages.

At the end of the day after checking in the lodge, rest (read books, write your diary) or explore the village. After lunch, you will be walking for 2 to 3 hours, normally reaching at the overnight stop around three to four PM. Our guide will provide you with the best accommodation available in Tea houses and lodge. Some days completing day walks by lunchtime at designated overnights stops, where you will be free after lunch in the afternoon.

After tea and coffee break one can spend time exploring around the village or just relax and do some washing the laundry. The dinner will be served around 6 to 7 P.M. the dining room (Restaurant) inside the tea house/lodge. For dinner as per the menu or recommended by your guide must be ordered one hour in advance. After dinner evening will be spent often playing cards or discussing the day’s topic and events or writing a diary if we are habitual of it before heading off to bed for good sound sleep.

Accommodation On Trek

We provide accommodation in tea houses (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses / Lodge have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with extra charge in using hot showers.

Trekking Foods

As per your booking trek to Gokyo Lake Panorama, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water

Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy from every local shop and lodges. Remember! River, spring and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, can not drink with adding water purification pills or filter then will be suitable to drink. Above the Namche, Dole, Machharmal and Gokyo water will be very cold due to Hiland's climate and can buy also boiled water from every lodge. Boiled water and sealed packed water cost $2-4$ dollars per letters and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and packed the extra cost for all the table drinks.

Health and Fitness Required

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in participating for trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non-technical effort walks. The highest height gain on this trip is at 5,360m is Gokyo Ri Top above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and riverside as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult your medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Crews

Nepal is a mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by an experienced and qualified guide and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our experienced guide provides with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by the expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time learning Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helpers in certain conditions.

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porter's welfare as well as the client’s safeties.
We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20-25 KG.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground.
As well covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables and please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as Trekking and Climbing including other trips and adventure sports.

Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft or damage of your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese nationals. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents it is top important.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek

We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

Risk Liabilities

We are fully committed to providing the best quality services providing enjoyable and mesmerizing holiday so that one can experience “once in a lifetime journey” with us, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant. The entire programs are conducted strictly under the rules and regulations of the Nepal Government act and policies. Nepal Spirit Adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Landslide, road blockage, and flood and other natural calamities, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident. Any extra cost incurred due to some situations clients should be borne the expenses on the spot.

How to Get Nepal Visa & Cost

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.

If you have obtained a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing required documents. Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior to their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepal Government.

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.

1st Step:

Fill in ' Arrival Card '

Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting our official website Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring a visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.

2nd Step:

Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days) Get the receipt.

While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points

  • 15 Days – 30 USD
  • 30 Days – 50 USD
  • 90 Days – 125 USD

3rd Step:

Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts, and your passport. Hand in your documents to the immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues a visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

Visa Extension Fee

Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

Children below 10 years except for US citizens. Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year. Afghan citizen is eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of the Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request a concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with the Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light-headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be 1 maximum group size is 10 of more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open a group date on the same date.

Trekking Season

Nepal has two best seasons for trekking Everest Three High Passes, as this trip is much adventurous and challenging, we always recommend that you book this kind of trip at the right time of the year as possible. Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on the area of the trekking area chosen. In Nepal, you can trek anywhere in any four seasons (Spring-Summer-Autumn / Fall or Winter), but the most popular trekking seasons are Spring and Autumn times. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November):
The autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Himalayan region offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, the weather is clear and we can guarantee that you can witness fantastic mountain views and panorama.

This season is the peak time for trekking in Nepal Himalaya and you can also witness several Hindu festivals such as 15 days long Dashain, the biggest festival for all Nepalese, celebrating with the triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterward the 5 days long Tihar or Dipawali (Festival of Lights) follows.

Winter (December-January- February):
In winter snowfall times at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foothills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, it can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May):
The spring is one of the best seasons for trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Many visitors travel to Nepal in the spring as trekking is fine in all Himalaya regions. The meadows and forest will be in full bloom with riots of colors of wildflowers specially rhododendron the , national flowers of Nepal, come in great varieties from bush to tall trees. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and at the higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and the temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August):
During summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for the keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash.

Nepal Himalaya will be in the grip of wet monsoon season starting from mid-June to early September months, although morning are often clear for few hours for the views of sunrise and mountains, it can rain heavily almost every day, cloud hangs around by mid-morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening times. The advantages of trekking in the summer months trekking along with a few crowds of trekkers and on the quiet trail.

 

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