EBC & Gokyo Trek
Via Cho-la-pass

Trek Duration
16 Days

Max Trekking Altitude

Trek Grade


Hours of Walking
5-6 Hours per day

Sagarmatha National Park

Best Time to go
September – November & March – May


  • Explore the foothills of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest
  • Combination of Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo valley via challenging Cho-la pass (5420m)

  • Hike along Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalaya
  • Immerse in the beauty of the shimmering turquoise lakes in the Gokyo Valley
  • Climb Kalapatthar (5550m) and Gokyo Ri (5357 m) for spectacular views of Everest (8848.86m), Lhotse, Nuptse and Cho Oyu and many more mountains
  • Trek through the Sherpa town of Khumjung, home of a ‘real’ yeti skull

  • View of the natural scenario of Khumbu glaciers and lakes
  • Experience Himalayan culture, tradition and visit Buddhist monasteries and meet the Sherpa people
EBC Trek via Gokyo cho la pass

EBC & Gokyo Trek via Cho La Pass Overview

Escape the ordinary, embrace the extraordinary - trekking through the Sagarmatha National Park in the legendary Everest Region is a true adrenaline rush! Nepal’s Everest Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Trek has been listed as the “5 OF THE WORLD’S MOST REMARKABLE TREK” in the BBC travel article by Author and global Trekker Colin Salter. Colin has compiled more than 50 of the world's best hiking routes in his new travel book Remarkable Treks: Plan the Walking Trip of a Lifetime on the World's Most Spectacular Trails.

Accommodation and Availability

Adventurers now have access to more teahouses and lodges along the EBC & Gokyo Trek via Cho-la pass trek route than in previous years, which improves the overall trekking experience. These lodgings offer a variety of options to suit trekkers with various preferences and budgets, ranging from modest to luxurious.

The most popular type of lodging along the trekking route is teahouses. They offer simple but comfortable lodging with shared dining areas where trekkers can eat regional food and interact with other travelers. You'll also come across more cozy lodges with warm rooms with attached bathrooms and hot showers as you move up to Dingboche and some places near Namche Bazaar while trekking down from Gokyo Valley via Dole, Machhermo and Khumjung village.These amenities make the trek more comfortable, allowing trekkers to rest and relax after a day of walking.

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Trip Details

EBC & Gokyo Trek via Cho La Pass

EBC & Gokyo Trek via Cho-La-Pass is a beautiful combination for the adventurous trekkers to enjoy nature and its beauty in the Everest Region.

You will witness the series of beautiful turquoise lakes in the Gokyo valley and the famous Cho La Pass (5420 m), panoramic views of mountains, including the highest mountain in the world-Mt. Everest, friendly Sherpas, Buddhist monasteries including Tengboche Monastery- the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal and of course, to the base of mighty Everest. The trek also awards us with the best viewpoints in the Everest region- Kala Patthar (5550m) and Gokyo Ri (5357m) from where the famous mountains like Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Mt Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m) and many more can be seen. This trek is ideal for the trekkers who wish to take up more challenges and “stay off the beaten trail”.

How to prepare for EBC & Gokyo Trek via Cho La Pass ?

To ensure a safe and enjoyable trek in the high-altitude Himalayan region, preparation is necessary for the Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Trek via Cho-la pass. The Everest Base Camp Trek is regarded as a moderate to challenging trek ideal for anyone with a reasonable level of physical fitness and mental stamina. The trails are challenging because of their elevation and steep ascents and descents.

To prepare for the EBC trek, it's essential to enhance your stamina and leg strength since the journey involves long hours of walking. Regularly engage in activities like walking, hiking, running, or cycling to improve your cardiovascular endurance. Don't forget to include leg exercises to strengthen your muscles. These preparations will enable you to handle the uneven paths and high altitudes during the trek. Keep in mind that you should be ready to walk for about 5-7 hours per day and ascend an average of 300m (1000 ft) in elevation each day.

In order to gradually increase physical strength and endurance, hiking is a great way to get ready for the long walks of the Everest Base Camp trek. Beginners and people with little exercise should start with shorter, easier hikes and choose routes that are appropriate for their level of fitness. Increase the distance and difficulty of these first hikes as you get more used to them, and explore different terrains to prepare for the variety of landscapes you'll encounter on the EBC with Gokyo Valley trek. Incorporating hikes with an elevation gain also aids in preparing your body for the ascents and descents that lie ahead on the journey.

A helpful practice is to wear your daypack during your training hikes and gradually increase the weight of its contents over time. Start with a comfortable weight and then add more items gradually until it reaches around 11kg. This will help your body get accustomed to carrying the necessary gear and supplies during the actual trek, making it easier and more comfortable when you embark on your adventure in the high-altitude Himalayan region.

EBC Trek via Gokyo Cho La pass

Book This Trek From

Best Season for EBC Trek
& Gokyo via Cho La Pass

The spring and autumn seasons are the most well-known for the trek. In Nepal, spring lasts from February to May. This time of year brings pleasant temperatures, plenty of sunshine, and vibrant wildflower and rhododendron blossoms. This time of year is one of the greatest for mountain adventures in Nepal and is recommended for trekkers who want to experience the Himalayas at their best. Whichever season you choose, the hike will provide you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

EBC Trek
& Gokyo via Cho La Pass

Before embarking on an adventurous trek to Everest Base Camp & Gokyo valley via cho la, keep in mind that you'll require two permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. Both permits are vital for your trekking, so ensure you obtain them prior to commencing your adventure or during your journey. We, Mountain Travel Nepal, will usually take care of the permit arrangements, ensuring you have the necessary documents for your journey.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840 meters) and then trek to Phakding (2,610 meters) approx. 2 - 3 hours.

On the first day of the trek, the journey starts from a 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and on arrival; you will be welcomed by our experienced Khumbu guides and porters. From Lukla, the gateway to Mount Everest, the trek will begin towards Phakding a picturesque village nestled along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. As you journey through enchanting towns and traverse over suspension bridges adorned with colorful prayer flags, immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery and embrace the opportunity to learn about the rich Sherpa culture. After the trek, you will be situated into a teahouse where you can rest for the day.

Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) approx. 4 - 5 hour’s journey

After breakfast, the journey begins with a trail that takes you to Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa market town and the entrance to the Everest region. As you continue your ascent, the trekking route gradually unveils breathtaking views of Everest and the surrounding peaks. You will be welcomed by Namche Bazaar’s buzzing atmosphere, inviting teahouse and breathtaking mountainous views. Take advantage of this opportunity to acclimatize to the altitude and immerse yourself in the rich local culture. Interact with the friendly locals, explore the unique shops, and savor the captivating beauty of the Himalayas surrounding this charming town.

Day 3: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Acclimatization is a crucial aspect of a successful Everest Base Camp with Gokyo valley via cho la trek. This day is dedicated to adapting to the high altitude and allowing your body to adjust to the changing conditions. You will have the opportunity to explore the captivating surroundings of Namche Bazaar, which serves as the capital of the Khumbu Region. Visit the Sherpa Cultural Museum or the Sagarmatha National Museum to gain insights into the local culture and mountaineering history. You could also take a brief hike to Hotel Everest View, established in 1971 and situated at an impressive elevation of 13,000 feet. This hotel holds the Guinness World Record (2004) for being the highest hotel globally, offering trekkers an unparalleled vantage point to marvel at the majestic Himalayan landscape. Engage in insightful conversations with fellow trekkers and immerse yourself in the unique mountain atmosphere.

Day 4:  Trek to Tengboche (3,867 meters) approx. 6 - 7 hour’s journey

After breakfast, you will be traveling to Tengboche, where one of the most sacred monasteries in the Everest region is located. Along the trail, you will be treated to beautiful rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and stunning mountain views. Arriving in Tengboche in time for the evening prayer ceremony at the monastery offers a spiritually enlightening experience amidst the tranquil Himalayan setting. Tengboche monastery, being the largest in the Everest region, annually hosts the sacred Mani Rimdu festival, a celebration to mark the founding of Buddhism by Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava. The festival is also celebrated in Thame and Chiwong where these sacred rituals and empowering activities are performed during this festival. The festivities span over nineteen days, culminating in a three-day public celebration.

The Mani Rimdu Festival follows the lunar calendar used in Tibet, and its dates are specific to each year. Generally, the Mani Rimdu ceremony takes place in Tengboche during the ninth Tibetan month, which typically aligns with the full moon in October or November.

For trekkers visiting the Everest region during the Mani Rimdu Festival, it promises both adventure and cultural immersion. Scheduling your trip around these festival times will provide a unique opportunity to witness and be a part of the vibrant and spiritually significant celebrations, adding an extra dimension to your trekking experience.

Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4,410 meters) approx. 6 - 7 hour journey

As you progress from Tengboche to Dingboche, the trail guides you deeper into the heart of the Himalayas. The Sherpa community in Dingboche resides in a vast valley, offering awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains. With each step, you'll notice the landscape transforming into a wild and alpine environment as you ascend higher. Enjoy the stunning views of Mount Ama Dablam and other Himalayan giants that dominate the horizon. After the trek, you will be situated into a teahouse where you can rest for the day.

Day 6: Acclimatization at Dingboche

You will be spending an extra day in Dingboche to allow for better acclimatization to the high altitude, reducing the risk of altitude sickness. During this day, you can explore the surrounding area and embark on a climb to Nangkartshang Peak, offering breathtaking vistas of the Khumbu Valley. Immerse yourself in the serene mountain ambiance and relish the distinctive atmosphere of this high-altitude village. Take in the magnificent views of Mount Ama Dablam and other Himalayan giants that encompass Dingboche, making this acclimatization day truly remarkable.

Nestled in the Everest Region, Mount Ama Dablam is renowned as one of the world's most stunning mountains. It earns its nickname "mother's necklace" from its long ridges, resembling a mother's arms protecting her child, and its hanging glacier, akin to the traditional double-pendant, "dablam," adorning Sherpa women and adorned with divine images. For those trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp, Ama Dablam remains a captivating presence dominating the eastern sky for several days. Often referred to as the "Matterhorn of the Himalayas," it boasts soaring ridges and steep faces, adding to its fascination. Its majestic charm is further recognized by its feature on the Nepalese one-rupee banknote.

Day 7. Trek to Lobuche (4,950 meters) approx. 5 - 6 hour journey

As you continue upward, the route brings you to Lobuche, a small settlement hidden beneath towering peaks. Right after Thukla, you will encounter a steep ascent that will take you about an hour to climb before you reach Lobuche Memorial Park, a place honoring the brave warriors who have lost their lives while trying to climb Mount Everest. The memorial, which is surrounded by mountains, was chosen by the locals as a place to honor the dead because they love the mountains. The memorial park is approximately two hours walk from Lobuche. As you cross glacial streams and negotiate moraines, the terrain becomes more challenging. As you take in the pristine scenery and breathtaking views, you are getting closer to Everest. Spend some time admiring the pristine beauty of the surroundings and the enormous size of the nearby mountains.

Day 8. Trek to Gorakshep (5,164 meters), 2-3 hours Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) 1.5-2.5 hours

Today is the day you have been waiting for, the day you start the trek to Everest Base Camp. The trail winds through the Khumbu Glacier and offers vistas of icefalls, providing a breathtaking view of the mountains. At this point, you arrive at the renowned Everest Base Camp, where climbers gather to prepare for their ascent. Take in the overwhelming sense of accomplishment while admiring the highest peak on earth. After some time at Base Camp, you'll trek back to Gorak Shep for a well-deserved rest.

Day 9. Morning hike to Kalapatthar (5550m) -2 to 3 hrs and trek to Dzongla (4830m) - 4 to 5 hrs

You will get up early today and start a hike to Kala Patthar in order to witness a sunrise on the majestic Himalayas in 360º degree  and to capture unforgettable views. The Himalayan giants, including Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse, are visible from this viewpoint of Kalapatthar in a panoramic display. Kalapatthar is the highest point of the trekking. After taking in the breathtaking views, you'll make your way down to Dzongla, a village located in the Khumbu Valley.

Day 10. Dzongla to Dragnak (4700m) via Chola pass (5420m) – 6 to 7 hrs

Prepare for one of our journey's most challenging yet satisfying days. We set off on foot for Chola Pass at a leisurely pace today, planning around three hours. Walking here is a big task because we are at a high altitude region. While passing the Cho-la (5420 m), we must be careful at all times. The pass is reached by ascending, and after crossing it at a height of 5420 meters and descending to Dragnak through a rocky, slick trail, we do so. The option to use the rope as support while descending may be yours. From the pass, we will go to Dragnak in around three hours. Go to a guesthouse in Dragnak tonight to pass the evening.

Day 11. Trek to Gokyo (4790m) - 2 to 3 hrs

We hike from Dragnak to Gokyo, continuing the journey. One of the highest altitude settlement areas in the world, Gokyo is a small village. We arrive in Gokyo valley in about three to four hours, where we can witness the heavenly beauty of the mountains and lakes (Gokyo lakes) against the majestic Himalayan ranges.

Day 12. Hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m) - 2 hours or Fifth lakes / Ngozumpa Tsho (4990m) - 2 to 3 hrs

You will climb for around three hours in the early morning to the Gokyo-Ri viewpoint, where you can see the highest peaks above 8000 meters, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and others and beautiful turquoise Gokyo lake from the top of the  Gokyo valley . Alternately, you could hike to Ngozumpa Tsho rather of Gokyo Ri. While visiting Gokyo Valley, the hike is worthwhile to take.

Day 13. Gokyo to Dole (4200m) - 5 to 6 hrs

From the point where the Dudh Koshi River emerges, you will descend by walking alongside the Ngozumpa Glacier. Cross Iron Bridge to get to a little stream after passing the first and second series of Gokyo lakes. You can see the breathtaking panorama of the majestic Cholaste and Taboche peaks on the right side. Visit the top area to witness the Thamserku, Cho-one, and Kangtega mountain peaks. To get to Machhermo, take the downhill hiking trail. Continue on your journey to Dole and stay at the lodge there.

Day 14. Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m) - 5 to 6 hrs

We leave Dole after breakfast and make our way to Namche Bazaar. Our hike today begins with a descent to Phorte Thangna, after which the trail climbs to Mungla Danda. Once more, from here, we descend to Lausaha and join Namche's main trail to Everest Base Camp. Either from Khumjung village or from the opposite side of the village trail, you can descend. Spend the night in a Namche guesthouse tonight.

Day 15. Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m) - 6 to 7 hrs

The final day of your Everest Base Camp trek is spent saying goodbye to Namche Bazaar and returning to Lukla. It's a bittersweet feeling to be passing through the well-known landscapes while contemplating leaving behind the magnificent Himalayas. Enjoy the remaining portions of the trip, picturing the stunning scenery in your mind's eye and thinking back on the priceless experiences you've already had.

Day 16. : Fly to Kathmandu - 30 minutes

Take the scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Back in Kathmandu, you have the opportunity to unwind and celebrate the successful completion of your Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Valley via Cho-la trek. Indulge in the vibrant cultural scene, visit local markets, and have delicious Nepalese cuisine as you recount the memories of your Himalayan adventure.

Conclusion: An Unforgettable Journey

The Everest Base Camp trek is a world-class experience that displays the splendor and beauty of the Himalayas. You will be fully immersed in the breathtaking landscapes, vibrant Sherpa culture, and spiritual atmosphere of the area thanks to our diligently planned itinerary. We hope to help you outrank competing websites and establish our authority in the field of Everest Base Camp trek itineraries by offering thorough and in- depth details about this amazing journey.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is a life-changing experience, offering unparalleled natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a sense of achievement. However, it's crucial to prepare well, choose a trustworthy and experienced trekking company, and follow safety guidelines to make the most of this extraordinary journey.

Embark on this extraordinary journey and discover the magic of the Everest region. Conquer the search rankings and capture the attention of adventure seekers worldwide. Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave an indelible mark on your spirit and create memories to last a lifetime.

Everest Base camp trek route

EBC Trek & Gokyo via Cho La Pass Trek Itinerary

Day 1. Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840 meters) and then trek to Phakding (2,610 meters) approx. 2 - 3 hours.

Day 2. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) approx. 4 - 5 hour’s journey

Day 3. Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Day 4. Trek to Tengboche (3,867 meters) approx. 6 - 7 hour’s journey

Day 5. Trek to Dingboche (4,410 meters) approx. 6 - 7 hour journey

Day 6. Acclimatization at Dingboche

Day 7. Trek to Lobuche (4,950 meters) approx. 5 - 6 hour journey

Day 8. Trek to Gorakshep (5,164 meters), 2-3 hours Hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) 1.5-2.5 hours

Day 9. 9. Morning hike to Kalapatthar (5550m) -2 to 3 hrs and trek to Dzongla (4830m) - 4 to 5 hrs

Day 10. 10. Dzongla to Dragnak (4700m) via Chola pass (5420m) – 6 to 7 hrs

Day 11. Trek to Gokyo (4790m) - 2 to 3 hrs

Day 12. Hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m) - 2 hours or Fifth lakes / Ngozumpa Tsho (4990m) - 2 to 3 hrs

Day 13. Gokyo to Dole (4200m) - 5 to 6 hrs

Day 14. Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m) - 5 to 6 hrs

Day 15. Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m) - 6 to 7 hrs

Day 16. Fly to Kathmandu - 30 minutes

Some important tips and guides

Follow this EBC trek guide for more safe and enjoyable trek:

  • Physical Fitness: Put your physical fitness and stamina first. Regular exercise, such as hiking, running, and strength training, will help your body prepare for the demands of the trek.
  • Acclimatization: Allow for adequate acclimatization time during the trek. Ascend gradually and take rest days to assist your body acclimate to high altitudes and lower your chances of altitude sickness.
  • Pack Light: Pack only the essentials and keep your backpack as light as possible. Remember, you'll be carrying it throughout the trek.
  • Layering: To adapt to changing weather conditions, dress in layers. Warm gear for cold nights and higher elevations, as well as lightweight clothing at lower altitudes, should be included.
  • Hydration and Nutrition: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and carry water purification tablets. Eat balanced meals to maintain energy levels during the trek.
  • Invest on Good Trekking Gear: Purchase high-quality trekking shoes, comfortable clothing, a warm sleeping bag, and a waterproof jacket. Don't forget to bring essentials such as a headlamp, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • Travel Insurance : Get comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and medical emergencies.
  • Weather Considerations : Be prepared for weather changes. The weather can be unpredictable, so pack rain gear and be ready for varying conditions
  • Pay Attention to Your Body : Be mindful of your body's signals and convey any health problems to your guide. During the journey, it is critical to prioritize your well-being.
  • Enjoy the Journey : Finally, take the time to appreciate the breathtaking scenery, cultural experiences, and camaraderie of fellow trekkers. The EBC trek is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so enjoy every minute of it.

Packing List for EBC and Gokyo Trek

  • A Down Jacket: If you do not have a down jacket, Mountain Travel can arrange for you to rent one, or you can purchase one for a reasonable price in Kathmandu’s tourist district Thamel.
  • A warm and lightweight feather sleeping bag: If you have a good quality and lightweight warm sleeping bag, it is advisable to bring with you. If you do not have one, Mountain Travel Nepal will provide you one.
  • A Warm Fleece<
  • A warm and light-weighted feather sleeping bag (if you do not have MTN will provide you)
  • Long Sleeved T-shirts: We would suggest either wool or synthetic material. Though cotton is very comfortable to wear, it gets wet and cold when you sweat in it, and it takes a long time to dry. Wool will stay warm even when it gets wet, and it does not start to smell bad as quickly as cotton or synthetic material – however, it does take a little longer to dry. Synthetic material is usually quite lightweight, and it efficiently transports the sweat away from your body, and dries quickly. On the downside, it starts smelling quickly and will need to be washed often.
  • T-shirts and/or Vests: Same suggestion as for long sleeved t-shirts.
  • A pair of Shorts: As an alternative to shorts, a pair of zip-off trousers.
  • A pair of Lightweight Trousers: Synthetic or a synthetic/cotton mix preferable.
  • A pair of Long Johns : These are nice to have for chilly evenings in the teahouse or outside the tent especially for altitudes above 4000 meters where it often gets very cold during the night
  • A pair of good walking Boots and good Trekking Socks: Make sure the boots are big enough – if the boots are too small, you will lose your toenails. It is important that your heel is fixed in the boot while at the same time you should have some space in front of your toes. Consider that your feet “grow” during the day. Consider whether you will use both inner socks (liners) and trekking socks or only one pair of socks.
  • A pair of Sandals or Flip-flops: It’s always a great feeling to take off your boots at the end of a long trekking day and walk around barefoot in your sandals around camp. They are also easier to get in and out of if you have to go to the loo during the night.
  • Rainproof Jacket: The weather can change rapidly in the Himalayas and a sunny day can quickly turn into a rainstorm or even a snow storm. A light jacket with low packing volume is preferable, since you carry the jacket in your day pack to be prepared for sudden changes in weather.
  • A Sun Hat
  • A Woollen Hat
  • Crampons (if you are trekking in winter or snowy season)
  • A pair of Gloves
  • A Head Torch
  • A Camera + extra Memory Cards 32 GB – above
  • Personal Water Bottle
  • Toiletries: Toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, wet wipes, a bit of extra toilet paper

Confirmation of booking

All bookings are made in good faith. Once we have received your booking we will send you an invoice giving payment details.

We will require an advance deposit of US$ 200 per person in order to hold your booking on a secure basis with the balance to be paid prior to your arrival in Nepal.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy
Arrangements may be cancelled at any time but the cancellation should be communicated to us in writing. Since cancellation incurs administrative costs, we will retain any deposit paid and in addition will apply cancellation charges as follows.
Period before departure within which written cancellation is received, and sum of cancellation charge shown as a percentage of the package price:
  • More than 60 days: Deposit only
  • 31-60 days: 50%
  • 15-30 days: 75%
  • Less than 15 days: 100%
Price Increases
Any unforeseen cost increases beyond our control will be passed on directly to the guest, whenever such increases occur.
This could include (but is not limited to) such items as airfares, fuel costs, government taxes, currency exchange variations, etc. In some cases, an increase might also be applicable if group numbers drop below the originally costed number.

Change of Itinerary
We reserve the right to change or alter any itinerary at any time for reasons beyond our control. These could include but are not limited to adverse weather conditions, cancellation of flights or government restrictions in certain areas.
Whenever we are forced to make such late changes, we will always endeavor to give guests as much advance notice as possible and to ensure that the alternate itinerary achieves, insofar as possible, the objectives of the original tour.

Payment conditions

Cost Includes
  • Airport transfer service before and after the trek
  • Full Board meals a day with hot water and tea and coffee during the trek Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Trekking accommodation in Teahouse during the trek (twin sharing room)
  • Experienced English Speaking, government licensed guide and porter and all their expenses during the trek like his transfer, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation (porter will carry max. 20 kg luggage).
  • All Trekking permit - Sagarmatha National Park Fee & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fee
  • Personal warm sleeping bag and liner
  • First aid kit and duffel bag
  • All government taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu before and after the trek we will book only on your request (starting from $30 - above)
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication
  • Entry visas fee for Nepal
  • All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will someone come and pick me up at the airport when I arrive?

Our airport representative will be there to greet you as soon as you exit the terminal at Tribhuvan International Airport. He will be holding a placard sign that reads "Mountain Travel Nepal" so you can easily identify him in the crowd. After that, he will transfer you to your hotel and assist you with check in.

You can call us at our emergency contact numbers, 0977-9808053754, if you can't find him or run into any problems. We'll help you out as soon as we can and get the issue resolved right away. And same for the departure service as per the mentioned service during the booking.

Can I obtain a visa for Nepal at the airport when I arrive?

Absolutely, you may get a Nepal visa when you arrive at the airport. Prior to going to the entry point, you should first fill out the online application. You must supply personal information, visa information, your passport number, and other facts .Here is the offical website to fill the arrival visa form.

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points at the airport immigration

  • 15 Days – 30 USD
  • 30 Days – 50 USD
  • 90 Days – 125 USD
  • Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport
  • Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues a visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.
Visa Extension Fee
  • Tourist visa extensions cost USD 45 for a minimum of 15 days and USD $3 for each extra day.
  • An additional USD 5 per day will be charged as a late fee for delays of less than 150 days.
For more details, visit this official site Tourist Visa (immigration.gov.np).

Where will I book a room in a hotel in Kathmandu? And may I remain longer? OR May I Upgrade?

We will make an arrangement for comfortable, clean and quiet hotel rooms in Thamel tourist hub city of Kathmandu or nearby upon the client’s request where generally, we keep our clients. Furthermore, we would be pleased to assist you if you wanted to remain longer in Kathmandu. According to your preferences and needs, we'll plan your stay at several hotels.

During your time in Kathmandu, if you prefer premium or luxury hotels, we will help you make arrangements for an upgrade. In Kathmandu, there are numerous hotels in the 3- to 5-star range.

If you have any particular hotel requirements in mind, please let us know, and we'll try to meet your needs. As an alternative, we may provide you with a range of opulent hotel options from which to select the one that best suits your requirements and preferences.

When I go on the hike, may I leave my bags in Kathmandu?

Both you and the porters may find it difficult to carry all the luggage on the hike. Therefore, leaving the luggage at the hotel or at our office in Kathmandu would be a quick solution to this problem.

Your belongings will be safely stored by the hotel personnel until you arrive at the end of your trip, at which point they will be returned to you. The service is also free.

What types of meals are provided while hiking? Do you have any vegetarian or other special diet options?

You can select any dish from the menu at the tea house along the trail. Continental, Tibetan, Sherpa, and Nepalese cuisines will make up the majority of the menu.

On request, we can arrange a vegetarian or other special diet.

Do I need a passport size photo for the Everest Region Treks?

No, you do not require photos for the Everest Region Trek, however, you will require to carry your passport with you.

Can I recharge my electronics while hiking? What kind of adapter could I require?

During the hike, you may absolutely charge your electronics. Please be aware, however, that the power supply is limited and affected by the weather. Additionally, there is a charge for charging your gadgets of roughly USD 2 to 3 or its equivalent in Nepalese Rupees every hour.

Three plug kinds are used in Nepal: C, D, and M. In the nation, the two round pins (type C) and three round pins arranged in a triangle (type D) are standard. The majority of the time, the nation uses a 230 V supply voltage at 50 Hz. Therefore, it is safer to travel with a universal travel adapter for charging.

What time of year is ideal for the Trek?

The spring and autumn seasons are the most well-known for the trek. In Nepal, spring lasts from February to May. This time of year brings pleasant temperatures, plenty of sunshine, and vibrant wildflower and rhododendron blossoms. This time of year is one of the greatest for mountain adventures in Nepal and is recommended for trekkers who want to experience the Himalayas at their best.

Similarly, individuals who wish to witness beautiful mountain vistas might think about traveling between September and November, which is the autumnal season. With little rain, clear skies, and a good view of the skyline, this is the best time of year to go trekking. Obviously, you can also trek in different seasons.

The monsoon season in Nepal's late spring is distinguished by heavy downpours, rapid flowing streams, and lush vegetation. If you prefer not to be on a trail that is crowded with hikers, this is an exceptional time of year. Winter is also a good option because, despite the occasionally chilly conditions, you'll get to see spectacular views of the snow-covered mountains and slopes.

Whichever season you choose, the hike will provide you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

How much cash should I bring with me on the hike? Do you accept credit cards on the trail?

We advise you to bring enough money with you on the walk to pay for things like hot baths, drinking water, snacks, Internet/phone calls, power charging, and other charges.

We recommend you to set aside around 2500–3500 Rupees per day.

Please be aware that this sum varies based on your spending patterns and is just meant to serve as a rough guideline.

On the walk, there aren't a lot of shops that accept credit cards. Therefore, before beginning the journey, we advise you to have enough cash on hand.

Can I reschedule my trek? If yes, how?

Yes! All of our clients are able to receive a free postponement service. If you need to postpone the trip because of restrictions on travel or another problem, you can do so by selecting a date that works for you.

Yes! All of our clients are able to receive a free postponement service. If you need to postpone the trip because of restrictions on travel or another problem, you can do so by selecting a date that works for you.

Please remember to let us know two weeks before your scheduled departure date. This will give us enough time to finalize all the plans and guarantee a smooth journey for you. We'll work to maintain the program's pricing at the current level, but occasionally, external factors outside of our control, such as increases in field staff wages, airline ticket prices, etc., may cause a slight increase.

Do I need travel insurance if I want to trek with you?

Yes! All of our trekking packages require that you get travel insurance. It must be obtained before you travel to Nepal. And do make sure that it covers a helicopter provision in case of an emergency evacuation and covers the highest elevation of your expedition. When you get to Kathmandu, you'll need to give a copy.

How much weight can a mountain porter carry?

In the highlands, a porter can carry a total of 20 kilograms for two persons at once. Two trekkers will share the services of one porter.So please make sure you prepare your hiking equipment appropriately.

Does your trip leader have a first-aid kit with them?

First-aid supplies will be carried by our tour leaders. Basic medications will be included in the backpack. If you are taking any prescription medications, kindly bring them with you.

Are your guides certified by the government of Nepal?

All of our guides have received first-aid training and hold valid government licenses.They are skilled individuals with several years of expertise in the travel and hospitality sector. They will travel with you on the journey and present you with information about the region, culture, traditions, and much more. They are fluent in English.

What kind of lodging can I expect while trekking? What services? Do I always have access to hot showers?

During your walk, you will be staying in teahouses managed by Sherpa families that live nearby. Two beds, a small table, a mattress, a pillow, and a blanket are frequently found in the rooms. However, it is advised to use your sleeping bags to be extra warm when the weather is colder. Today, lodges with hot showers, attached bathrooms, and standard and high-end amenities are available up till Namche Bazaar. We reserved these accommodations for our clients in accordance with their itinerary programs.

In a teahouse, the main source of heat is usually a stove or heater in the dining area. At the same time, individuals in higher altitudes might only have basic amenities including Asian-style squat toilets. Hot showers are limited outside of these places and can be had in select teahouses for an extra fee.

Will there be wifi on the trek? And is mobile data available in the Everest region?

Most of the tea places along the route have wifi. You must, however, pay an additional price to use the wifi. To use the wifi, you can get an Everest Link Card from shops along the route. The price of the 10 GB Everest Link Card data package was approximately NPR 2500.

Yes, you can use your cell data while hiking. But be aware that depending on where you are, the connection's strength will change. You can also buy a SIM card and data packs from Ncell or Nepal Telecom (NTC) to access mobile data services. The Ncell network is recommended for the Everest Trek Route.

Is there a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla? What transpires if the Lukla flight is postponed or canceled?

Due to the heavy traffic at the Tribhuvan International Airport during the busiest seasons, from March to May and October to November, the majority of flights to Lukla will route through Ramechhap. The Nepali Civil Aviation Authority decided on this. The purpose of it being established was to prevent Air Traffic Holds, aircraft delays, and a significant chance of flight cancellation. However, a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is possible, except during the busiest hiking season.

Note that It takes about 4-5 hours to drive 132 kilometers from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport. We must depart from Kathmandu at around 2:00 in the morning in order to catch the early flight from Ramechap/Manthali to Lukla.

KTM/Manthali Airport: Wake up at 2:00 am, travel to Manthali in a shared tourist vehicle or by private car for around 4-5 hours, and then take a 20-minute flight to Lukla. This itinerary is appropriate for the busiest trekking months of March, April, May, October, and November.

KTM/Lukla Airport: There are direct flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa during all seasons, excluding the peak travel period.

Without charging extra, we will set your transportation from Kathmandu to the alternate airport. We commute in either a shared or private automobile.

If the weather causes the flight to Lukla to be canceled, you will need to book a ticket the following day. Knowing how unpredictable the weather may be, it is important to only fly to Lukla when the conditions are favorable.

If the flight gets rescheduled for the next day from Ramechhap, you shall stay there for the night at the simple tea house.

For treks in the Everest region and other distant places, we strongly advise adding a few extra days to your itinerary just in case your flights are rescheduled or delayed. By doing this, you'll reduce the likelihood that you'll miss your connecting flight in the event that your plans change due to inclement weather or an emergency in the mountains.

Alternate Possibility

Imagine that your scheduled flight is delayed. You may take a helicopter to Lukla for about US$ 400.00 per person when you share the cost of the flight tickets and reduce your flight tickets. However, prices vary according to the circumstance, how many people are using the helicopter, and its availability. A helicopter may hold a maximum of five passengers. The cost of the helicopter as a whole is approximately USD 3000, depending on the season for KTM to Lukla or vice versa.

Can I use a helicopter instead of the transportation from Kathmandu to Lukla? How much?

If you make reservations in advance, you can choose to upgrade to a helicopter journey from Kathmandu to Lukla. Depending on the season, the cost of the helicopter ride will range between USD 450 and USD 550 per person for a one-way flight. Additionally, it will be shared (up to 5 individuals).

The quickest and safest method of transportation in the Himalayas is via helicopter. And during peak season, you can avoid driving to and from Ramechhap.

What is the flight to Lukla's weight restriction?

Each passenger on the aircraft to Lukla is only permitted 15 kg of luggage, which includes your hand luggage and your bags for trekking equipment. If you have more weight, you may pay around $2-3 per kg at the counter for the excess weight.

What is the quality of the drinking water on the treks?

First of all, we would like to let you know that we do not supply drinking water during the walk.

However, there are many natural springs along the path that you can fill up. We recommend using water purification tablets or a sterilizing pen and filter as an option to make sure the water is safe to drink.

To ensure your safety throughout the journey, our guide will carry water purification tablets and will make them available to you as needed.

On the walk, you can also purchase bottled or boiled water. Additionally, the average price of each bottle is NPR 200 -- 250.00.

Is a Trekking guide mandatory in Nepal?

By April 2023, all trekkers—solo or independent—must be joined by a licensed guide who is hired through a trekking company that is registered with the government.

Is this Trekking Safe for the Solo Female traveler?

Absolutely, yes, it is safe. You will be accompanied by our trusty, friendly and experienced certified guide and Sherpa staff during the trekking.

Can we pay by Credit card, bank transfer or cash for this trip?

Yes, you can pay by any means of payment whichever you prefer. If you pay by credit card or bank transfer, please send us the remittance slip to trace the payment from here.
  • Went on a two-week solo trek to EBC and Gokyo with Mountain Travel Nepal. Received all the necessary information before departure and Ashok at the main office always replied swiftly to any emails. The actual trek already started out great, as the staff at Mountain Travel were able to secure me a coveted and rare high season plane ticket to Lukla directly from Kathmandu (not Manthali Ramechhap). My trekking guide Surendra was amazing. He stayed by my side at all times, closely monitored my health throughout the trek (really seemed to care too) and we adjusted the trek a little when I showed signs of altitude sickness. He was very knowledgeable about the area and always managed to find me great places to stay (often in relatively luxurious rooms with ensuite bathroom where available). Mountain Travel also supplied me with things like a warm sleeping bag, crampons to cross the Cho-La glacier, and the occasional medicine. I was worried before I left whether Mountain Travel would live up to their great website and promises, but now I can say I would gladly book another trekking with this company. As one of the oldest trekking companies in Nepal, it lives up to its reputation.

    – Mr. 'Sanne Franzen'
    - Netherlands
  • "We arrived well back in Switzerland after the most exciting trek in the Khumbu Everest area. We would like to thank you again for the perfect organization. We had a great time with Nima and Kancha our guide and porter. They were most helpful and wonderful companions."

    – Mr. 'Marcel Hungerbuehler' and Mr. 'Jüerg Hugi'
    - Switzerland
  • " Wanted to say again that I had a fantastic experience - thank you so much for the help organising everything before and during the trek with the flight changes etc., all of your advice was much appreciated. It was an unforgettable trip and I will definitely be coming back in the future so will be in contact! Dawa Ongchu Sherpa was also a really great guide - super friendly and good to talk to, strong knowledge and very accommodating to adjust the trek to doing different routes etc. "

    – Mr. 'Mr. Luke Daines'
    - United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland
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    • Monastery at Everest region
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    • Everest View
    • Tea house during Everest Base Camp Gokyo Chola Pass Trek
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    • Monastery at Everest region
    • Sunset view from Everest region

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