Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Chola Pass is One of the most popular circuit trek to Everest Base Camp, provides you the stunning views of many mountains like: Cho Oyu(8153m\26748ft.), Gyachung Kang (7955m\26099ft.), Everest (8848m\29028ft.), Lhotse (8501m\27890ft.) etc. along with a great chance to explore the famous and biggest Sherpa village. You can closely observe their daily living style and traditions, languages, rituals and norms they follow in their daily lifestyle. Trekking to Everest leads you to explore the Sagarmatha National park, including variety of endangered wild species like: wild yaks, blue sheep, musk deer etc. in beautiful rhododendron forest. Trek also offers you a chance to explore famous ancient monasteries : Tyangbochey and Dingbochey.
With the magnificent view of Himalayas, Sherpa villages and Monasteries, Sagarmatha National Park & Syangboche Airstrip Everest Renjo-La pass trek is one of the best trekking routes for anyone. This trek leads the High pass Renjo-La which on the way to Tibet Boarder Nag pa-la and Gokyo valley. The trek is to one of the most fascinating lake Gokyo, situated 5350m above sea level. In Gokyo Lake Trekking we get to enjoy the true scenery of Nepal including the High mountains like Cho you (8153m), Gyachung Kang (7955m), Everest (8848), Lhotse (8501m), etc. One of the breathtaking moments is when you can enjoy the up close view of Mt. Everest and visiting the biggest Sherpa village – Khumjung village which is another attraction during the trek because we can explore the village and visit exotic monasteries, the Hillary School and finally return to Namche for overnight stay, then back to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.
This trek is best for trekkers who wish to take up more challenge and “stay off the beaten path”. It also offer chance to speculate the biggest monastery of Khumbu district – Tengboche Monastry. Experience the harmony of Hinduism and Buddhism during Kathmandu sightseeing. Overall the trek is exhausting and not to forget the piece of memory created by the whole journey because we believe this is one exiting journey.
1. How difficult is trek to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Chola Pass and how can we prepare?
Trek to Everest region is very challenging and life changing experience can be attainable by many people nowadays. Our company provides you a porter and a guide with policy or travel insurance. As altitude is one of the main reasons of sickness, people with very weak ankles, knee, hearts and lungs will not be appropriate for such trekking. It’s not just like a walk around the park; there are numerous ups and downs during trekking. So, you should be well prepared for trekking.
2. What about safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Everest Base Camp trek?
Worrying for safety measurements? Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.
3. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?
Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.
4. What about communication system during trek?
As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English languages during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding languages.
5. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?
It’s difficult to mention about tipping which is up to your happiness, but guides and potters do expect the tips at the end of the trip. However, normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.
6. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on EBC trek?
Trek to Everest Base Camp with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are a solo traveler, you have private room. Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.
7. How many hours should I walk per day and what happened if I am a slow walker in the group?
Normally, we have to walk around 5 to 7 hours per day, if you are slow in walk the team leader will professionally manage to you walking with our assistance guide and potter.
8. What about the weather conditions and Lukla flight?
Firstly, we have to take a flight to Lukla in the morning then we start trek from Lukla but sometimes due to the air traffic and weather problems, the flight may be delayed or canceled. Due to uncertainty of Lukla weather, we are not sure about untimed flight. If there will be frequent weather problem, we do arrange a flight by helicopter chopper and for this you have to pay additionally.
9. What is the limitation of weight to Lukla flight and where do I store my extra bags?
You can carry 10 kg luggage plus 5 kg hand bag and if you want to carry more than the limit you have to pay extra charges. You can keep your extra bags in your hotel or in the office in Kathmandu.