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

Each and every traveler who comes to Nepal has a beautiful dream to go to Everest Base Camp and to witness Mt. Everest, the top of the world and other giant snowy peaks above 8 meter high. Those travelers who only wish to witness Mt. Everest straightway, they prefer only straightway to Everest Base Camp but some of the travelers who really love challenge and adventure in the Himalayas, they choose Gokyo & Cho La pass to Everest Base Camp Trekking. Cho La Pass (5,420 m.) is one of the highest and technical passes of Nepal Himalayas which can combine be done with Everest Base Camp trekking. 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 short and scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, the trekking to Everest Base Camp with Cho La Pass commences. Namche Bazaar is the gateway to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake and  Cho La Pass trek where you will have a spare day for acclimatization. It is a beautiful city in the lap of Himalaya. Namche Bazaar and Hotel Everest View at the top of the hill offer you some panoramic view of the mountain located in Everest Region. Trekkers will also have a chance to experience Himalayan flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park.

As the trails take you to the ascent, you will get a mesmerizing Gokyo Valley with tranquil Gokyo Lake. It is a beautiful valley located in the lap of the Himalayas entirely encircled by snowy peaks. A climb to Gokyo Ri, probably, offers the grandest view of the giant peaks in Everest region including the top of the world, Mt. Everest. Then, before you get Kalapatthar and Everest Base Camp, your victory over Cho La pass will be significant which allows you to make more adventure toward Everest Base Camp. 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 (above eight thousand ( 8,201 m) and Lhotse (8,516 m) Pumori 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.

If the Everest Cho La Pass Trek itinerary is not suited to your time frame, and interest’s etc, please let us know at (Adventure White Himalaya Treks).whereupon 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.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,300 m)

Our representative will pick up you or receive in you at Tribhuvan International airport with displaying Adventure White Himalaya Treks (AWHT) signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be Transfer to your representative hotel in our tourist private vehicle.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing or trekking preparation day

After your breakfast you will have two choice either trekking preparation nor Kathmandu valley sight seen. If you don’t have any trekking gears you must have some trekking gears (trekking boot, sunglass, woolen shocks, down jacket, raincoat, trouser, pole, one pair of sandals, gloves, first aid’s kits, some of dry foods and candy as well etc.). Another one is Kathmandu sightseeing normally in Kathmandu main important is five places Kathmandu Durbar square, Paten, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa. Where different types of religious value and costumes aspect as well. So, you can explore around valley during the day, Then overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,800 m) around 40 minutes by flight then trek to Phakding (2,640 m) trek 3 hrs.

A nearly morning takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the around 40-minute scenic flight Tenzing and Hillary airport at Lukla. On arrival at the airport the guide will brief you and introduce with your porter before we began our treks towards the Phakding.
After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crews short and load trekking equipments. Then we began our treks by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we joined the main trial to Namche Bazaar located just above Chaurikharka then walking is easy and after passing through small village of Ghat it is short walk to Phakding then overnight stay at local teahouse.

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

We continue trekking along the bank of Dudh Koshi River crossing the majestic river many times on the exciting suspension bridge laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagarmatha National Park the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazar is Gateway to Everest region. They have lots of internet café, bakery shops, coffee shop, grosser shop, restaurants, and money exchanger. Namche is the biggest two among the Khumbu region, then we will stay at local lodge.

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

After morning breakfast in the Himalayas before we start walking to 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. Then the trek is flat until we reach the kyanjoma. You can give some rest to your leg in front of Magnificent a huge Ama Dablam Mountain. From here the trial is to Gokyo Lake and trail to Everest Base camp.
It is present walk far sight view once we reach Mong the trial will again take us through steep downhill walk till we reach Dudh koshi where few lodges for our lunch is waiting. Once we cross the small village, we will again walk gently uphill trial crossing beautiful village before we reach Dole. Overnight stay at local tea house.

Day 06: Dole trek 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 heart beating views. We may need to ascend slowly as we will be already in the high altitude. The trail passes via scenic settlement like Shawarma. We will be following by scenic views by Dudh koshi valley and some village 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 Khumbu region made their first sight of yeti on 1974 AD.

Day 07: Machhermo trek to Gokyo Lake (4,790 m), trek 7 to 8 hrs.

This is important day of our adventure. Tokyo Lakes are known for several fabulous high-altitude lake in the region. These lakes are also the origin of Dudh Koshi river. The route offers excellent view of the gorgeous valley on the bottom and Kangtega and Thamserku mountain view of the Top. It is an excellent day for trekkers. Once we ascend higher the view of Cho oyu mountain gets very close and immense. We may also have some sight of Himalaya snow pleasant and other high Himalayan birds. The trial can be icy in numerous places so it’s recommended to be cautious on the case. The route passes through the phang where at least 40 people were killed by an avalanche in 1995 AD. Once we continue walking nearby the small stream, we will meet the first lake about numerous Gokyo Lake soon we will also reach the second lake and the third one known as the main of Gokyo Lake. Here we will be surrounded by 360 degrees Himalayan panorama. It is an excellent place for spending at over night

Day 08: Rest day at Gokyo valley or acclimatization at Gokyo valley

Gokyo Ri is known for its amazing view of most mountain in Everest region. This is simply and amazing viewpoint. Hike to the view point for sunrise or sunset is undouble magnificent. We are heading for sunrising 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 the life time. 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 interesting have the extra strength then we will also be headed to explore other lake around the valley. This is optional and if we are tired, we can simply skip it. Then overnight stay at local lodge.

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

When other people will be walking up to head to Gokyo Ri we are lucky that we can sleep till late morning. We do not have any rush to weak up early in the morning to reach of the top of Gokyo Ri. Once we weak up we will get our breakfast and continuous our trek to Thaknak. The trial including mostly flat and gentle down so pretty easy. Most of the time we will be walki9ng around or in the glacier. More we walk more we feel that giant Tabuche and chocolate picks are just in front of us.
Then overnight stay at local teahouse

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

Trust us that it’s one of the toughest days of our adventure. Chola is the one of the high passes of this region and it can be sleeper due to the ice along the route .It is steep climbing until we reach the top of Chola pass never give up or never look back slowly but steadily we surely take us on the top .In some place the trial is quiet narrow so it’s good to be careful .Rock can be feeling down from the top so we have been aware of this kind of incidents. 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 trial is really narrow that will make us difficult to walk Once we continue further from here, we will have new view of the valley and village on the horizon. The trial after `the pass is mostly downhill. In the afternoon it can be sleeper due to the melted ice. Even once we reach Dzongla and the view of Cholates and Tabuche are giant Dongla got very small and few lodges do not expect anything fancy.

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

We have short walk today. The trial is mostly flat and give us beautiful views of peak surrounding around us. We will be leaving some peaks behind us where new peak will be welcoming us as well. The trial is mostly on the open space and can be windy sometime. A once we continue some hours, we will meet the trial and trekkers coming the Tengboche Dingboche and Parechi side. Once we curve and continue the trial from here, we will reach Lobuche for our over night. The route will give us memorable views of Nuptse Amadablam, Pumori, Lobuche etc. Lobuche get some fancy facility like telephone internet etc.

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

After our break fast, we will start the trek to Gorak Shep one of the major places of our adventure. Then peak became closer and fantastic the trek does not have any steep climbing through it will be difficult and tiring due to high elevation. We will be walking in between 4,900 meters to 5,300 meters on this way. The trial quite wide and easy to walk.

Once reach Gorakshep we will keep our blogging in the lodge before we have our lunch. Once we get our lunch, we will start our hike to Everest Base Camp before it’s too late. The hike will be about 5 hrs. in total. It is the one of the longest hardest and important days in our adventure. Enjoying Breathtaking view of Everest, Pumori, Nuptse and Lhotse along with other several peaks. On the lucky day you will also be able to enjoying some of the avalanches one another side of Khumbu Glacier. One of the biggest glacier s in the world. Once we reach Everest base camp, we will be enjoying taking photos of glacier and big big mountain over there. After finishing our activities around the base camp, we will be back to Gorak Shep through the small trial. Then overnight stay at local teahouse.

Day 13: Gorak Shep hike 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 trust us it’s enjoyable and it will be one of the memorable of your life time. 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 hill top. wake up on time and prepare clothes that won’t let you be cold. The hike from Goreshter to Kalapatthar is about an hour steep it is may take a little more or less.

Kalapatthar is some place where world highest cabinet meeting was held by Nepal government to aware world global warming and about the speedily melting Himalayan. It’s wonderful viewpoints that only a few people have seen it. Take some photography you and with peak view after photo and amazing views we will be back to Gorak Shep. Then have some breakfast again back to Pangboche. The only difficult is that instead of going to Dingboche we will descend down Perechi and and reach Pangboche directly. It will make the trek little shorter and little also have chance to visit another visit. Pingbacked is also the last village for climbers heading to Mt. Amadablam.

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

We are descending down not conclude our adventure soon. We will have our breakfast in the hotel before we start walking down. There is some route that we used to go up on previous days. We will be walking through beautiful village along the way to Dingboche, Tengboche, Phunki Tenga, Kunguma etc. Before we reach Namche Bazaar. The views of Himalayas will be still there along with us. The trek is about 6 hrs. in total time during 5the day. Then overnight stay at locate lodge.

Day 15: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla last day of trekking

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 all the way gently uphill till Lukla.
Crossing numerous beautiful suspension bridge green forest Big big cliff, we will reach Phakding After have lunch at Phakding then most of the trial will be uphill until Lukla finally we will be Lukla. Then after finishing of trek then we enjoying our blast day happy ending with some beer and whisky. Lukla is the 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 staffs and we also recommend you to tips them according to your satisfaction and ability.

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu

We take the early possibility 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. 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.

Day 17: Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport

Back to your home OR if you have more extra days you can again joined as city tour.

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.

Note:

  • 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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Simply, fill up and submit a booking form that is available at the following URL;
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If there are any details you are unsure of, we are on hand to provide the answers, just send us an email or give us a call.

What is your booking and payment condition?

Your booking will only be confirmed by info@adventurewhitehimalatreks.com 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.

What is your cancellation policy?

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)

→ On departure date or later: 100% of the total price

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 (www.ntb.com.np/visa-information)

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 (https://www.ntb.com.np/permits_fees/).

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 www.high-alttude-medicine.com 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.

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  • Chola pass
    Tuesday
    September 22, 2020
    1 - 20 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 20

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

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  • Chola pass
    Thursday
    October 1, 2020
    1 - 20 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 20

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

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  • Chola pass
    Monday
    October 12, 2020
    1 - 20 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 20

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

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  • Pricing Name Chola pass
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