Trip Starts: Kathmandu Trip Ends: Kathmandu Transportation Facility: Plane Trip Duration: 17 Days Trip Activity: Trekking,Adventure Trekking Guide: Available (Male) Best Season: Basanta Ritu (Spring),Sharad Ritu (Autumn) Min-Max Group Size: 2 - 20 pax Fixed Departures: Yes Min Age: 12 years or above Security: 100% Guaranteed! Customized Trip Route: Available
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Map of Everest Base Camp via Chola Pass trekking Route
Map of Everest Base Camp via Chola Pass trekking Route

Everest Base Camp Trek via Cho La Pass is one of the most alluring as well as challenging trek in Nepal. This 17 days trek combines three of the major attactraction of Everest region which includes Gokyo Valley, Cho La Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek. Crossing the Cho La Pass (5,420 m) to reach the Everest Base Camp (5364m) is thrilling experience. Cho La Pass is one of the highest and technical passes of Nepal Himalayas, thus it is a challenging task in itself. However, with good fitness level and proper aclimatization, you can successfully cross the pass. Travelers love to do Everest Base Camp via Cho La Pass trekking from Gokyo side but it also can be done in a reverse way.

After a 35-min scenic mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, our 17 days trek to Everest Base Camp via Cho La Pass and Gokyo lake begins. From Lukla, the trail passes through Phakding, Monjo and Jorsale to reach Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a beautiful city in the lap of Himalaya which is also known as the Gateway to Everest region where you will have a spare day for acclimatization. Namche Bazaar and a hike Hotel Everest View offer you some panoramic view of the mountain located in Everest Region. 

From Namche, the trail take us through some beautiful Sherpa settlements such as Dole, Machhermo and finally at Gokyo Valley. Gokyo Valley is a stunning valley situated just beside the Gokyo Lake. A climb to Gokyo Ri, probably, offers a 360-degree panorama of the giant peaks in Everest region including the top of the world, Mt. Everest. We can also witness the breathtaking view of the Gokyo Lakes, and Ngozumba Glacier which is the largest glacier of Nepal. We continue our trek through Thaknak and then crosses the Cho La Pass to join the usual route of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Passing through the beautiful Sherpa villages, you explore and get insight on Sherpa culture, customs, and rituals, and enjoy the grand hospitality. Along with that, this trek also provides an oppurtunity to the trekkers to explore the Tibetan Budhhism as you visit gompas and enjoy the ancient monuments along the trail. 

The trail then continues through Dzongla, Lobuche to finally reach Gorakshep. Finally, a climb to Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp offers you the most astonishing view of the top of the world, Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu ( 8,201 m) and Lhotse (8,516 m), Pumori, Nuptse and numerous other famous peaks above 6,000 m. At the moment, you will entirely feel ecstatic that you are deeply in love with the giant peaks. After the submitting the Kalapatthar and getting to the Everest Base Camp, we begin to trek back to Lukla passing Lobuche, Pheriche, Tengboche and Namche Bazaar. After reaching Lukla, we then fly back to Kathmandu. 

If the Everest Cho La Pass Trek itinerary is not suited to your time frame, and interest’s etc, please feel free to contact us.We will be more then happy to tailor an itinerary that suits your requirements, to ensure that you have a memorable and unforgettable trek of a lifetime.

Note : Provided hotel is 2-3 Star Category , which can be customized as per the requirement of visitor. Moreover, Itinerary is basic outline of the trekking which can be adjusted and modified on request.

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1,300 m)

Upon your arrival, one of our representatives will receive and greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport. He will be displaying Adventure White Himalaya Treks (AWHT) signboard outside the airport terminal. You will then be escorted to your representative hotel in our private vehicle.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing or Trek preparation day

After your breakfast, you will have two choices either trekking preparation or Kathmandu Valley sightseeing. We will do some paperwork, and introduce you to our trekking guide. He will brief you about the trip and also, check your trekking gears and equipment. If you don’t have any trekking gears, you can easily buy or rent them at Thamel. 

Another option is Kathmandu Valley sightseeing. You can do a full day sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley with private transportation and English speaking tour guide. Normally in Kathmandu Valley, we will tour to some of the UNESCO listed World Heritage sites including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa & Boudhanath Stupa. After the sightseeing, we will return back to the hotel.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,800 m), 40-mins flight and then trek to Phakding (2,640 m), 3 hrs of trek.

Early morning takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the around 40-minute scenic mountain flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla, starting point of this Everest Base Camp Trek via Cho La pass. After reaching Lukla, our guide will brief you and introduce you to your porter. While our Sherpa crews load trekking gears, we will have some time to stroll around Lukla. 

After having our breakfast, we began our four hours trek to Pakhding. Firstly the trail descends toward the Dudh Koshi River where we joined the main trail to Namche Bazaar. We walk on a pretty easy trail to Phakding. After a gradual descent, we will arrive at the Cheplung village from where we can get a beautiful glimpse of Mt. Khumbila. From Cheplung, we pass the village of Ghat and continue descending until we reach Phakding.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), 5 hrs of trek.

Today, we continue our trek along the bank of Dudh Koshi River crossing the majestic river many times on the exciting suspension bridge laden with prayer flags. The trail today is full of uphills and downhills. After reaching the village of Benkar, we cross more bridges to reach the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. After entering the Sagarmatha National Park, we continue our trek to Jorsale and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Namche Bazaar with breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and others. Namche Bazar is Gateway to the Everest region. They have lots of internet café, bakery shops, coffee shops, grosser shops, restaurants, and money exchangers. 

Overnight at a local teahouse in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche to Dole (4,110 m), 6 hrs of trek.

After morning breakfast, we start walking towards Dole, another small and magnificent village of this region. The trek starts with this short climbing before we reach the Army camp on the top of Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we will walk on a beautiful and scenic trail towards Kyanjuma village. The trail is perched on a rocky mountain high above the gorge of Dudh Kosi. As we walk towards Kyanjuma, we can witness magnificent views of Thamserku, Kongde, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Mt. Everest. Upon reaching Kyanjuma, the trail divides into two ways: one to Gokyo Lake and another to Everest Base camp.

From there, the trail steeply ascends towards Mong La pass (3,972m). Crossing the Mong La Pass, the trail steeply descend to Khumbila and to Dudh Koshi river. After passing Phortse Thenga, the trail pass through shades of Rhododendron, Juniper, and coniferous trees before reaching Dole. 

Overnight at a local teahouse in Dole.

Day 06: Dole to Machhermo (4,470 m), 5 hrs of trek.

The trial starts will gentle ascending but as usual, we will be walking in front of breathtaking views of the majestic mountains. We may need to ascend slowly as we will be already in the high altitude. The trail passes via scenic settlements like Shawarma. We will be following scenic views by Dudh Koshi valley and some villages on the horizon. It is a scenic walking with steps climbing through the trial is ascending in most of the parts. Machhermo is the last town of this kind before we reach Gokyo. Machhermo is also the place where people in the Khumbu region made their first sight of yeti in 1974 AD.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Machhermo.

Day 07: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4,790 m), 4 to 5 hrs of trek.

After breakfast, we continue our hike towards Gokyo Lake. The trail initially climbs steeply to a scenic ridge that offers a great view of Kangtega. The trails then traverse to a widening valley. we then continue our walk towards Phangka from where the trail again descends to the riverbank of Dudh Koshi River. From that point onwards, the trail climbs steeply as we walk towards the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. As we continue we will come across the first Gokyo Lake. Then, we finally reach the Gokyo Valley. Gokyo Valley is a beautiful mountainous valley located just beside the Gokyo Lake, Dudh Pokhari. Gokyo Lakes is a collection of five lakes which is also the origin of the Dudh Koshi river. As we approach the Gokyo Valley, we enjoy the excellent views of Cho Oyu (8201 m) and the mountains surrounding Ngozumba Glacier.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Gokyo.

Day 08: Gokyo - Gokyo Ri (5483m), Rest day

Gokyo Ri is known for its amazing view of the most mountain in the Everest region. This is simply an amazing viewpoint. Hike to the viewpoint for sunrise or sunset is undoubtedly magnificent. We are heading for the sun rising early in the morning. The guide will let you known the time that we will be starting it hike. We will wake up preparing our things and start climbing to this small pick. Gokyo Ri will no doubt give us unforgotten memory for a lifetime. It is one of the most specular places for our adventure. The walk is about 4 hrs. from Gokyo lake. When we reach the top, we will take enough time to take short for our memory before we will descend down to Gokyo Lake again.

Once we get down, we will take a while for our lunch. If interested, we can also explore other lakes around the valley. This is optional and if we are tired, we can simply skip it. 

Overnight at a local teahouse in Gokyo.

Day 09: Gokyo Lake to Thangnak (4,700 m), 5 hrs of trek.

From Gokyo, the trail takes us to the village of Thangnak. After breakfast, we continue our trek to Thaknak. The trial including mostly flat and gentle down so pretty easy. Most of the time we will be walking in and around the glacier. The views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu look closer and fantastic from the rugged trails.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Thangnak.

Day 10: Thaknak to Dzongla (4,830 m) via Cho La pass (5,368 m), 8 hrs of trek.

Trust us that it’s one of the toughest days of our adventure. Today, we will be crossing the Cho La Pass which is one of the high passes of this region. The trail climbs steeply until we reach the top of Cho La pass. In some parts, the trail is quite narrow and rock can be feeling down from the top so we need to be aware of this kind of situation. The top of the passes is decoded by pairing flags. We will also have touching feels peak situated next to us Mt. Cholates and Mt. Tabuche.

On the top of the pass, the trail is really narrow which will make it difficult to walk. Once we continue further from here, we will have a new view of the valley and village on the horizon. The trail after the pass is mostly downhill. However, the trail goes through the icefall so it can be very icy and slippery. As the trail passes down, amazing views of Ama Dablam is visible. And finally, with a steep descent, we arrive at Dzongla. 

Overnight at a local teahouse in Dzongla.

Day 11: Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910 m), 6 hrs of trek.

We have a short walk today. The trail is mostly flat and offers us beautiful views of the peak surrounding us. We will be leaving some peaks behind us where a new peak will be welcoming us as well. The trail is mostly on the open space and can be windy sometimes. As we continue our hike, we will meet the trekkers coming to the Tengboche, Dingboche, and Pheriche side. Once we curve and continue the trail from here, we will reach Lobuche. The route will give us memorable views of Nuptse Amadablam, Pumori, Lobuche, etc. 

Overnight at a local teahouse in Lobuche.

Day 12: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,180 m), then hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m), 8 hrs of trek.

After breakfast, we will start the trek to Gorakshep. From Lobuche, the trail takes us through the moraine to finally reach Gorakshep. Today, we will be walking in between 4,900 meters to 5,300 meters so we have to walk slow and steady to avoid the risk of AMS. 

Once we reach Gorakshep, we will have our lunch and start our hike to Everest Base Camp. The hike will be about 5 hrs. in total. It is one of the longest hardest and important days in our adventure. As we reach the Everest Base Camp, we can enjoy breathtaking views of Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lhotse along with other several peaks. On a lucky day, you will also be able to enjoy some of the avalanches on the other side of Khumbu Glacier which is one of the biggest glacier s in the world. After enjoying our time at the base camp, we will trek back to Gorakshep.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Gorakshep.

Day 13: Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar (5,545 m) then back down to Pangboche (4,200 m), 8 hrs of trek.

On the way hike to Kalapatthar is not easy. It is early morning cold walking in the dark but trusts us it’s enjoyable and it will be one of the memories of your lifetime. Don’t get the slipped in the Icey trial. Depending on the sunrise time your guide will give you the time to start and hiking to reach this beautiful hilltop. Wake up on time and prepare clothes that won’t let you be cold. The hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar is about a two to three hour uphill walk.

Kalapatthar is the best viewpoint to see Everest. To see the majestic view of the sun rising over the incredible Himalayan range including Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m) and Changtse (7,550m, north of the Rongbuk Glacier) is just unexplainable. After soaring the beauty, we will head back to Gorakshep. Then, we will have some breakfast and hike down to Pangboche. We will descend down to Pheriche and reach Pangboche directly. 

Overnight at a local teahouse in Pangboche.

Day 14: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), 7 hrs of trek.

After breakfast, we will begin our trek to Namche Bazaar. The trail is pretty easy today as most of the trails are downhill. We will be walking through the beautiful village of Tengboche. Tengboche has the biggest monastery in Khumbu, Tengboche Monastery. And you will have a 360-degree panorama of the Himalayas visible from there. After passing Tengboche, the trail descends down to Phunki Tenga. From there, it’s a steep climb over the rugged trail to meet the trail arching to Gokyo and Namche. From there onwards, the trail is flat and easy to Namche Bazaar.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Namche Bazaar.

Day 15: Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 6 to 7 hrs of trek.

Enjoy your time in Namche before we start our short trekking to Lukla. From Namche, it’s mostly downhill until we reach Phakding. From Phakding, it’s gently uphill till Lukla.

As we reach Lukla, we will have a happy ending with some beer and whiskey. Lukla is one of the major towns in this area. It’s your last day with Sherpa peoples so it’s time to give them some gratitude if you are happy with the service it will be expected from your staff and we also recommend you to tips them according to your satisfaction and ability.

Overnight at a local teahouse in Lukla.

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu

We take the early possible flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy another breathtaking flight to Kathmandu the flight is about 40 minutes and will give you small thrilling experience for sure. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can relax and stay in a hotel or explore the town for some shopping for your friend and family members. Once your guide drops you in the hotel, he may leave you can also give him some gratitude if you are really happy with his services. Some trekking customers also invite guide for dinner together in Kathmandu. This can be the last day that you will meet your guide enjoy your last day around the valley.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Final Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport

Our trip concludes today. One of our representatives will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your flight departure. 

Cost Included
  • Airport pick up (Company Name Plate) & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • All your standard Meals during the lodge to lodge during the trek(Breakfasts,Lunches and Dinners).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
  • Nepal Government license on holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests below 25 kg.).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS card for trekking.
  • Sleeping bag by Adventure White Himalaya Treks (AWHT) (which one is need to be returned after the trek).
  • Airfare from Kathmandu Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Adventure White Himalaya Treks (AWHT) duffel bag/kit bag and T-shirt.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses Insurance for guide and porters
  • Salary for guide and porters
  • All information about trekking, tour and expeditions.
  • Certificate of achievement
Cost Excluded
  • International air fare your home Country to Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fees.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Emergency mountain medical rescue (provided by your insurance company please buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal).
  • Meals while not on the trek.
  • Personal Porter Personal expenses such as snacks, all drink, Wi-Fi, hot shower, gear, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.


  • Travel insurance: Travel Insurance covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (you can buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
  • Nepal entry visa: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 30 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
  • Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 90 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

Hint: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips).

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Your booking will only be confirmed by after you have submitted a completed booking form and made a non-refundable deposit of 10 percent of the cost of your trek or tour.

Note: Final payment is due to days prior to departure. We accept payment by cash, by credit card or by bank transfer to our company bank account.

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If the cancellation letter is received by Adventure White Himalaya Treks more than 30 days prior to departure, the non-refundable deposit will be retained (maximum 10% of total land price) plus any air cancellation fees that may apply.

If the cancellation letter is received less than 30 days prior to departure, the following per person cancellation fees will apply;

→ 15 days prior to departure: 25% of the total price

→ 7 – 14 days prior to departure: 35% of the total price

→ Less than 7 days prior to departure: 50% of the total price (except for the total cost of government fees)

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Do I need a VISA to enter Nepal?

A VISA for Nepal must be obtained prior to departure from your home country or a VISA can be obtained at KATHMANDU AIRPORT.
Please note that your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your return and two passport size photos is needed.
For more information, please visit the information page on the Nepal Tourism Board official website (

Will there be somebody to pick up us at the airport?

Yes, our staff will welcome you at the airport. They will be holding a sign board with your name on. They will then take you to your hotel and check in. Here, your guide will formally introduce himself and discuss the upcoming trip with you. You will be asked for two passport size photos and a photocopy of your passport for the trekking permit.

What are differences between Silver and Gold?

The differences boil down to accommodation and meals expenses between two packages. For instance, in a gold package, we provide you with accommodation in tea houses and all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) whereas, in silver packages, the trekkers pay by themselves. Apart from that, services included in a silver package match that of gold package.

What accommodation do you offer during trekking?

We offer you accommodation in tea house (mountain lodge) in the Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang region. A tea house is an amalgamation of social hang out, restaurant and guest house all in one. Most of them have running water in the facility, many of them having hot showers which the hotel will charge extra. The rooms come with blankets, some additional furniture with twin beds. While bathrooms are shared and toilets can either be a squat type of western style.

What meals do you offer during trekking?

During trekking, you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where lunch will be between at one of the trail side restaurants. Traditional Nepali meal (Dal Bhat) i.e. rice and lentils as well as a variety of different western items such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Most of the tea houses and trail side restaurants do have soft drinks, snacks and beer readily available.

What sort of hotels do you use?

In city areas, we will offer you a choice of hotels, depending on your requirements and your budget. We have a wide range of options and can discuss these with you. However, in the trekking areas, we use the local lodges or tea houses or homestays if required we will arrange for all necessary camping equipment.
Most properties in the trekking areas are simple with basic facilities. We use those we know to be the best offering in terms of comfort, food and facilities.

Will you be able to accommodate my eating habits?

Yes, trekkers can also be accommodated with vegetarian meals along with a variety of western items and traditional Nepali meal, Dal Bhat. We recommend you eat vegetarian and happy to facilitate that with the tea houses.

Can I take shower in tea house?

For in most tea houses have running water facility with hot shower. Some of them have hot water but not in the shower but from a bucket as expected. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type of the western version.

How is the temperature of Everest base camp and another mountain?

In Autumn season, the afternoons are quite moderate. In good weather, it can get 15°C to 20 °C approximately above 4,000m and 0°C to 5 °C in the mornings and the evenings. The weather above 4,000m changes frequently with abrupt snowfall and temperature getting approximately -5°C to 15 °C but that all depends solely on the weather at that time.

Is physical fitness important in Trekking? Should I do prior preparation to trek?

Even if you never went trekking, you need not worry, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. If you are spirited, reasonably fit, enjoy walking, you will be fine. But we do suggest you’ve dabbled in physical activities such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on this journey.

Is there facility of Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek?

While in Nepal, the electricity specifications are 220 – 240-volt 50Mhz (50 cycles per second) of power. You just might need to have a plug adapter in case of socket fitting which can be bought in Kathmandu before the trek. You might have to pay a small fee per hour for recharging facilities in some places.

Are you a licensed trekking agency?

Yes, we are a licensed agency. We are a Nepal Government and TAAN registered trekking agency. We are also member of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Himalaya Rescue Association (HRA). You are in safe hands travelling with us.

Do I require travel insurance?

Yes. Travel insurance with maximum medical cover is essential for all trips to Nepal.

Can your guides speak English?

Yes. Our cultural tour guides and city guides are quite proficient. Our trek guides or Sirdar and assistants speak good English and are able to explain your surroundings, there culture and any sight that catches your eye.

What sort of accommodation can I expect while trekking?

Tea houses are generally built using local materials and are quite comfortable. Often family run, they usually provide single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. The dining room is downstairs and often uses fire. All food will be cooked according to order in the family kitchen. The toilet facilities will be separate, sometimes outside. Most lodges provide a mattress and a quilt or blanket. It’s a good idea to always have a sleeping bag, a sleeping mat may be useful and perhaps an inflatable pillow. Most places will provide you with a lock for your room, but you may prefer to use one of your own. Theft is almost unheard of from the lodge owners; security is more of a risk around other Westerners. Along the way there are a few ‘up market’ places to stay.
If you choose a camping trek, a tent will be provided if you do not have your own. We provide a kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tents for all camping treks. You should bring your own sleeping bags, mats and whatever other home comforts you need. We usually camp in or near a village, which allows you to buy luxury items such as chocolate, beer or soft drinks, which we do not carry with us. We also provide a limited amount of toilet paper and facilities for hand and face washing before meals. You will also get a bowl of hot water each morning in your tent for a quick scrub up.

Can I have a single room or tent or do I have to share?

Yes, we do. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient timeframe for any number of people (minimum 1 and maximum as your wish).

Cost of private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style, is negotiable. We also arrange treks for single woman. If none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it a solo trip. We assign local guide and porters whom you can trust your life with.

What permits might I require and what fees might I need to pay?

If you go trekking into the mountainous regions and high national parks of Nepal, you will be required to a trekking permit, called TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems). Some restricted regions of Nepal also require additional permits to visit. Climbing also necessitates permits for climbers and porters and the cost varies for categories of submit and altitude. Adventure White Himalaya Treks will organize all necessary permits for you as part of our service commitment. For more information, please visit the official website of Nepal Tourism Board (

How long do we walk for each day?

All our trekking programs are classified into three different categories according to the level of difficulty. Soft Adventure treks are only about a week to 10 days in duration. They generally do not go above 4000 meters and each day, you can expect to be walking for around 4 – 5 hours a day.

While moderate is a little harder and more challenging treks which take you right into high mountain country. These can be physically quite tiring, involving approximately 6 – 8 hours trekking along rocky ridges of high Himalayan peaks.

Strenuous treks are longer trekking that go far beyond the normal haunts of trekkers and tourists. Physically challenging, these may involve 7 – 9 hours trekking and likely to include unfavorable weather conditions and strenuous activities.

Definitely not for beginners.

What sort of food can I expect to enjoy while trekking?

Most tea houses cook a good range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal-bhat, bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard.

You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day.
In many larger villages, you may find some meat in the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. If you are on a camping trek, the cook can prepare specially requested food if you advise before leaving Kathmandu.

In any case, you will have similar fare to tea houses, except that along the way we may buy some fresh local produce such as fish, chicken or cheese to supplement the supplies. And the cost of all the food we prepare is included in the price of camping treks – you can eat as much as you like. Whichever option you choose, you can be assured that the food is fresh, nutritious and tasty. If you have any special dietary requirements please advise us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Is the water OK to drink or do I need to bring purifying tablets or filter?

On camping trek, our staff will boil and cook meals treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. On tea house trek, you will be able to buy safe hot drinks and mineral water in the tea house, however, to help conserve our environment and reduce porters loads, we recommend you to bring water purification tablets.

What health precautions should I take?

Health care services in Kathmandu Valley are sound. All kinds of medicines, including those imported from overseas are available in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley also offers the services of major general hospitals and private clinics. Health posts have been set up by the government in different parts of rural Nepal. For major health crisis or emergency, one may have to be evacuated to Kathmandu.

Useful Tips:
  • A travel insurance policy that covers medical treatment is recommended for all tourists.
  • Similarly, we recommend you to make sure that the insurance covers activities such as trekking and rafting that you will be undertaking during you stay in Nepal.
  • Getting special vaccinations are not necessary when visiting Nepal.
  • We still recommend that you consult with your physician regarding special immunizing against any tropical disease.
  • It may be a good idea to get a complete checkup before departure.
  • We recommend that you undertake training programs to be physically fit if you plan to go high-altitude trekking or mountaineering when you are visiting Nepal.

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  • Please make sure that food is thoroughly cooked and served hot when eating out. *
  • Please make sure that salads and fruits are washed with purified water or peeled when eating out.
  • Beware of food that has been kept out in the open for long.
  • Always make sure that your water is clean by opting for boiled and then cooled water, treated water or sealed water from reputed brand.
  • Always carry a bottle of water when trekking or venturing off away from the city or town.
  • Do not walk bare feet on damp mud and grass in unknown areas.
  • Please do not swim in lakes and water bodies, especially where depth and vegetation are not known.
  • Always carry and use mosquito repellant when in Terai region or during summers.
  • Please have a handy medical first-aid kit ready for any situation.
Are the trip destinations safe?

Security and safety are a high priority, there are often risks associated with adventure travel, particularly to overseas destinations that you should consider before booking. Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and will cancel or re-route a trip if they feel a destination is unsafe.

The decision to travel to a particular country or region is personnel one. However, in trekking, all our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold license issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But, we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you ar eon ‘camping trek’, please do not leave your bags unattended for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach the campsite.

At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa each night to guard the campsite. If you have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times.
Never leave your baggage unattended.

How strenuous is the trip? AM I fit enough?

Most of our trips require active participation, in general, the fitter you are the more likely you are to enjoy the trip. We grade each of our treks taking into consideration the altitude, number of days and general gradient.

Bearing in mind you will be in the Himalayas you do need to have a degree of fitness, if you wish to discuss any of the details further with us, we are more than happy to help.

What is the weather going to be like?

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict however, Nepal does have a pretty reliable climate. In the mountains, nights are generally cold; depending on the altitude you will find extra layers, often a down jacket useful. Winters brings with it cold days but, when the Sun is out it is quite beautiful and often warm enough for T-shirts to be worn.

There can be snow or rain storms any time of the year. Trekking in spring (March – April) is particularly lovely as the Rhododendrons are in full bloom, and the mountain still have plenty of high snow to enhance your photos.

You need to be aware that it can get pretty hot and sunstroke can be a risk. Good polarizing sunglasses for high altitudes or winter treks and a large brimmed hat are a necessity. It is also important to make sure that you cans stay warm and dry in just about any conditions.

Expect the unexpected! If unsure about the weather conditions on the trail, ask your guide.

Will my trek stick to the itinerary and specified dates?

Every effort will be made to keep to your itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes.

The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

What is your advice to me regarding cultural etiquette in Nepal?

Some tips on the common etiquettes practiced by Nepali people should be useful to visitors.

  • The form of greeting in Nepal is ‘Namaste’ performed by joining both palms together. It literally means ‘the divine in me salutes the divine in you’.
  • As a mark of respect, Nepalese usually take their shoes off before entering someone’s house or place of worship.
  • Food or material that has been touched by another person’s mouth is considered impure or ‘Jutho’ and, therefore, is not accepted unless among close friends or family.
  • Touching something with feet or using the left hand to give or take may not be considered auspicious.
  • Women wearing skimpy outfits are frowned upon especially in the rural parts of the country.
  • As a part of the tradition, some Hindu temples do not allow non-Hindus to enter.
  • Leather articles are prohibited inside some temple areas.
  • Walking around temples or stupas is traditionally done clockwise.
  • To avoid conflict photography is carried out after receiving permission from the object or person.
  • Nodding of the head means ‘yes’ while shaking of the head means a ‘No’. A slight dangling of head from left to right means ‘Ok’.
What happens if I get sick?

Most importantly, do not panic.

You should always ensure that you have a well-stocked and appropriate medical kit as well as sufficient insurance in case you should have to be evacuated. A slight case of diarrhea is to be expected, as well as sprains and muscle aches – all a part of walking in the hills.

Altitude sickness is extremely dangerous, but mostly avoidable if you follow a few simple rules: trek high and sleep low, drink at least 3 liters of water per day (not including beer or soft drinks!), and be sensible.

If you feel shortness of breath, a slight headache or dizziness, tell your porter or guide and rest immediately. Lie down, drink water. If you are still feeling unwell, you may consider going down a few hundred meters. Do not pretend you are okay, and do not go down alone.

A descent of a few hundred meters overnight may be enough to make you fully able to start trekking again tomorrow.

For more information, please visit this excellent site will tell you all you need to know, and also include a phonetic Nepali questionnaire for your porter. Porters are just as prone to altitude sickness as everyone else is.

How can I look after my porter?

Always make sure that your porter has enough warm and waterproof clothes – if he does not ask us to provide some. Keep an eye on your porter (just as he keeps an eye on you) when on the trail. The porter is working for you and his welfare is your responsibility – if he is unwell give him the day off and watch him. If he shows signs of altitude sickness, you must be firm and take him down to a safer altitude. Never leave him to wander alone down the mountain.

Make sure that he has sufficient food and drink. Your porter can also be your friend – talk to him about his family. Most porters are students trying to earn extra cash, or married with very young families. These guys can be away from home for months on end carrying packs up and down hills. It’s a hard life and small gestures of appreciation, like buying them a cup of tea, never go astray.

What to do if the guide or porter leave me alone on the trail?

Sometimes, the porter or guide may go ahead if you are walking slowly on an easy trail, usually to find a good place to eat or stay the night.

However, this doesn’t mean that you have been abandoned. Adventure White Himalaya Trek’s porters or guides will never leave you for long periods and will never steal your bag or belongings. Guaranteed.

Do you provide any equipment for my trek?

On all our camping treks, we provide the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A-frames and normally people share one tent between two, a form mattress each, all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves, candles or kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent.

What type of ground transportation is used on your tour?

We have a fleet of mostly tourist vehicles of all types and sizes, from small two-seater luxury cars to large capacity luxury tourist coaches.

How much spending money should I bring?

This will depend on the destination and your spending habits. However, our trip dossiers will give you an idea of how to budget for additional meals, optional excursions, and extra expenses you might incur on any specific trip.

Are credit cards accepted?

Yes, in most cities. But, you can’t use your credit card in remote and less developed areas at all.

Payment in hotels, travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange. Credit cards like American Express, Master, and VISA are accepted at major hotels, shops, and restaurants. Remember to keep your foreign exchange encashment receipt while making foreign exchange payments or transferring foreign currency into Nepali rupees. The receipt may be needed to change left-over Nepali currency into hard currency before leaving the country. However, only 10 percent of the total amount may be converted by the bank.

ATM is widely in use in Kathmandu. Major Banks, hotels and exchange counters at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) provide services for exchanging foreign currency.

Exchange rates are published in English dailies such as Rising Nepal, The Kathmandu Post and The Himalayan Times. Nepali currency notes are found in denominations of Rupees 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are found in denominations of Rupees 5, 2 and 1. One rupee equals 100 paisa.

Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget?

Tips are not included, but are greatly appreciated by your guide and porters. This depends on your budget and level of appreciation, but 10 percent of your cost is a good guideline.

What happens in case of an emergency?

In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, we will arrange a helicopter evacuation. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before signing for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to go to the nearest communication point, he/she needs to call our office and let us know the details. While asking for the helicopter, we will need your exact location and details of the casualty. DO not move from your location, the helicopter will be with you as soon as possible

If I arrive a day early, are you able to help with accommodation on arrival?

Yes, we will be delighted to help. Just let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do what we can.

Pricing Name Start End Group (Min-Max) Pax Price
  • Pricing Name
    Group (Min-Max)
  • Pricing Name Chola pass
    1 - 20 Pax
    Available Seats: 20

    Adult ( 1 - 20 Pax ) $1,485.00 /Person

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