Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Everest, Gokyo-ri and Khumbu
  • Trip Style: Active/ Adventure Trekking
  • Age Group: 16 or Above
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Fully Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Confirmation
  • Max. Altitude: 5545
  • Best Season: March - May and Sep - Nov
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Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lakes and Cho-la Pass Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass rewards you with everything that the Everest region has to offer. Everest Base Camp itself is one of the final destinations of our trekking journey. There, you can have a beautiful view of the Khumbu Icefall. However, you won’t get the grand view of Everest itself from the Base Camp.  So, you hike to Kala Patthar to have the most spectacular view of Mt. Everest. The Gokyo Lakes are another major attraction of your Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass trekking package. Gokyo village lies on the eastern shore of the third lake. This bright blue color of the high-alpine lake makes it exceptionally beautiful. To acclimatize, you climb Gokyo Ri, a peak located on the west side of Ngozumpa Glacier. It is the vantage point for one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the Everest region, truly unforgettable. You will walk through the snow-covered trails of Cho La Pass, one of the more difficult stretches of the trek, during which you will get an adrenaline rush and a feeling of a great accomplishment. 

Putting the joy of reaching the foot of Mt. Everest aside, you also get the chance to explore many of the wonderful places along the way. From the moment you start your journey with the thrilling flight to Lukla, you get a plethora of beautiful vistas of the Himalayas, landscapes, forests, and rivers. You will also get to explore the Sherpa culture and their lifestyle at its best on the 17-day journey.

Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo lakes and Cho La Pass Trek Highlights

  • Exciting and scenic 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla 
  • Explore the unique and vibrant Sherpa tradition and culture
  • Trek inside Sagarmatha National Park habitat of exotic animals like Musk deer, Himalayan giant Thar and Snow Leopard
  • Stand at the foot of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest
  • Catch the outstanding view of sunrise over Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of mountains like Ama Dablam, Cho  Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lobuche, etc. along the way
  • The ascent of Gokyo Ri and Cho La Pass for mesmerizing mountain views
  • A visit to the highest freshwater lake system in the world - Gokyo Lake

Route to Everest Base Camp via Cho La Pass

The route of this trek is similar to the Everest Base Camp Trek up to Namche. After that, you will trek towards Dhole, Machhermo, Gokyo and then to Gokyo village and lakes. As a part of acclimatization, you will spend the 8th day in Gokyo village by climbing the Gokyo Ri. Then, you will proceed towards Thangnak and then to Dzongla via Cho La Pass. After that, you will again join the regular Everest Base Camp trek trail when you reach Lobuche. On the 12th day, you will reach Gorakshep, trek to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorak Shep. The next day, you will hike up to Kalapatthar and descend towards Pheriche. Then, you will trek to Namche and Lukla to finally take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Gokyo and Chola Pass Trek Difficulty 

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Cho La Pass falls in strenuous grade. Strenuous treks demand a high level of strength and physical fitness. That being said, people of all ages and capabilities have managed to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek without issue. Among the 15 days of trekking, you will walk for an average of 5-6 hours a day. Some days require you to walk as little as 3 hours, while other days you need to walk for about 8 hours. 

The terrain of the Everest Base Camp via the Gokyo Cho La Pass trekking trail varies from beginning until the end. Some routes are flat and even and you can cover up to 4 kilometers in an hour. However, some uphill climbing on the rocky stretches slow you down. The trail gets tough as you approach the Base Camp when you have to walk next to a glacier. 

Altitude sickness is another thing to be careful about during this trek. Cardio exercises, hiking, kayaking, etc. one month prior to the trip can help you prepare for the trek. 

Weather and Temperature

Weather in high altitude places in the Everest region is quite unpredictable. But, based on previous data, we can say that spring and autumn are best for trekking with low precipitation, comfortable temperatures, and less dramatic weather.

At lower places, days are warm with colder nights and early mornings. But, as you trek higher, it may start to get chilly even in the daytime. So warm clothes need to be packed with thermal insulations.

Usually, summer and winter are not that favorable for Cho La Pass Trek. That being said, it is still possible with additional preparation, though you may need to be ready to bear some rainfall, cold temperatures, and snowfall.

Accommodation

On your trekking journey to Everest Base Camp via Cho La Pass, you will be staying at tea houses run by Sherpas. They are small hotels which provide you with the best place to sleep and relax. They may lack in luxury but their hospitality is what makes you feel wonderful. Apart from that, you will get plenty of opportunities to get exposed to the tradition and culture of Sherpas while staying at tea houses. You will stay at a 3-star hotel while you are in Kathmandu.

Food and Water

Tea houses along the trail provide minimalistic food rich in nutrients. Three meals per day are included in the package and food like noodles, pasta, rice, vegetables, Dal Bhat, eggs, etc. are provided. There may be some fast food, bakery items and beverages available at early villages like Lukla and Namche. Some dry snacks that can’t be spoiled by heat can be brought like chocolates and energy bars. You can fill your bottles with boiled water in tea houses. If you want to use tap water, you have to use water purification pills. Mineral water and some basic snacks can be bought in tea houses and local shops.

Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu AirportAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 2:Flight to Lukla and trek to PhakdingAltitude: 2610 m
  • Day 3:Trek to Namche BazarAltitude: 3440 m
  • Day 4:Acclimatization at Namche BazaarAltitude: 3440 m
  • Day 5:Trek to DholeAltitude: 4200 m
  • Day 6:Trek to MachhermoAltitude: 4470 m
  • Day 7:Trek to Gokyo Village and lakesAltitude: 4790 m
  • Day 8:Hike of Gokyo Ri, Trek to Fifth Lake as Part of the AcclimatizationAltitude: 4790 m
  • Day 9:Trek to Thagnak via Gokyo villageAltitude: 4770 m
  • Day 10:Thagnak to Cho-La Pass (5429 m) to DzonglaAltitude: 4830 m
  • Day 11:Trek from Dzongla to LobucheAltitude: 4910 m
  • Day 12:Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) and back to Gorak ShepAltitude: 5140 m
  • Day 13:Hiking to Kala Patthar (5555 meters) and trek down to PericheAltitude: 4210 m
  • Day 14:Trek from Pheriche to Namche BazaarAltitude: 3440 m
  • Day 15:Trek back to Lukla airport from NamcheAltitude: 2860 m
  • Day 16:Flight to Kathmandu and Farewell DinnerAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 17:Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu Airport

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel

When will reach Tribhuvan International Airport, one of Sublime Trail representatives will be there to pick you with your name on our signboard. You will then be taken to the hotel where you will stay during your days in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a city rich in culture and you will find various historical and cultural sites. You can go around the city if you aren’t tired and you have enough time. Else you can freshen up, go to a cafe to have your lunch/dinner, enjoy live music or rest. Our crew may then give you a tour briefing.

Day 2:Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding

  • Max Altitude2610 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

You will have your breakfast and head towards the airport to reach Lukla, the gateway to Everest. The flight takes 35 minutes and you may enjoy beautiful sceneries including mountains from your flight and land on Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. Lukla is known for its notorious weather shift, and flight to/from Lukla will be postponed in such extreme cases. With your group of partners (if any), guides and porter(s), you will then head towards Phakding. You will descend towards Dudh Koshi river and walk through a village Ghat. After 3-4 hours of trekking, you will reach Phakding, where you will have dinner and stay overnight. This is the first night leaving your comfort and sleeping in a basic tea house.

Day 3:Trek to Namche Bazar

  • Max Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

You will have your breakfast and head towards the airport to reach Lukla, the gateway to Everest. The flight takes 35 minutes and you may enjoy beautiful sceneries including mountains from your flight and land on Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. Lukla is known for its notorious weather shift, and flight to/from Lukla will be postponed in such extreme cases. With your group of partners (if any), guides and porter(s), you will then head towards Phakding. You will descend towards Dudh Koshi river and walk through a village Ghat. After 3-4 hours of trekking, you will reach Phakding, where you will have dinner and stay overnight. This is the first night leaving your comfort and sleeping in a basic tea house.

Day 4:Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

  • Max Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

In places higher than 3000m, you are at risk of altitude sickness. Before climbing any further, you are required to spend the first night in the same elevation and ascend the next day. This way your body gets some time to adapt to increasing altitude and decreasing oxygen level.

Today you can go to various places or rest as a part of acclimatization. You can go to Everest View Hotel walking steep uphill for a few hours, which is only 3962 meters high or to headquarters of Sagarmatha National Park where you may capture beautiful sunrise/sunset over the mountains. This day is also a great opportunity to explore the culture of people residing in the region. You can also visit Tenzing Hillary School in Khumjung. Ultimately, you will return to Namche for dinner and rest.

Day 5:Trek to Dhole

  • Max Altitude4200 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

From Namche Bazaar, you will walk upstream of the Dudh Koshi river. The area will be covered with Sherpas living in small houses and small monasteries. You may see mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse. You will also see a hamlet of Kyangjuma. You will follow Cho Oyu Mountain and it will be thrilling to walk narrow trails along pine forests to reach Dhole. You will have dinner and stay at Dhole.

Day 6:Trek to Machhermo

  • Max Altitude4470 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

You will have breakfast at Dole and you towards Machhermo. You will see lots of oak and pine forests along the way. You will get to see peaks of like Taboche, Cholatse, Cho Oyu and Everest along the way The total trekking will take you about 5 hours and you will reach Machhermo. You will have gained almost 300 meters in altitude. You will rest at a tea house in Machhermo after having dinner.

Day 7:Trek to Gokyo Village and lakes

  • Max Altitude4790 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

Your today’s destination will be beautiful Gokyo village and lakes. This day you will ascend a steady uphill, which will take about 5 hours. First, we will get to the first lake which we will get to after a few monasteries. We will walk on the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier to get to Gokyo 2nd and 3rd Lakes. You can go around Gokyo villages, explore the beauty of lakes and view mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. You will rest in a tea house in Gokyo.

Day 8:Hike of Gokyo Ri, Trek to Fifth Lake as Part of the Acclimatization

  • Max Altitude4790 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

This will be the second day during your trek which you will spend as acclimatization. You can either get to the top of Gokyo Ri (5260) from where you can catch a glimpse of beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas or you can roam around Gokyo village and rest. From Gokyo Ri, you can catch an astounding view of the mountains and glaciers. If time allows and you aren’t tired, you can as well go to the Fifth lake.

Day 9:Trek to Thagnak via Gokyo village

  • Max Altitude4770 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

Today you will leave the village of Gokyo along with its lakes and head towards Thangnak. You will continue walking over the rocky terrain which is actually the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier. You will get amazing views Mt. Cholatse. The moraine makes it a bit difficult to walk. Though it is not an uphill climbing, you will have to walk slowly and carefully since the path is a very irregular and rocky terrain.

Day 10:Thagnak to Cho-La Pass (5429 m) to Dzongla

  • Max Altitude4830 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

Today you will walk towards Cho-La pass, one of the three high passes of the region. You will have to walk carefully since the path is rocky, steep and a bit difficult. Today’s trek may be a bit challenging and will require you to be fully alert since you will be walking through crevasses, scree, and boulders. You will get to see beautiful landscapes covered in snow. After getting to the top of the pass you will get a beautiful view of Mt. Cholatse, Lobuche, Ama Dablam. Then you will proceed to reach Dzongla, from where you will see those mountains’ full sight. You will stay at a tea house in Dzongla.

Day 11:Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche

  • Max Altitude4910 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

Your two destinations, Gokyo lakes, and Cho-La pass are now behind you and now you will head toward your final destination, Everest Base Camp. You will descend from Dzongla, cross a bridge and view beautiful landscapes and mountains. This day requires your caution too but today’s trek will be shorter than yesterday’s. So, you will have time to stroll around to explore the villages and culture. You will spend your night at Lobuche.

Day 12:Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) and back to Gorak Shep

  • Max Altitude5140 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

Lobuche to Gorak Shep trek won’t be long, steep, or intense but you’ll have gained a considerable amount of altitude to this day so you will have to take care of yourself against altitude sickness and look for signs. After walking for about 3 hours you will reach Gorak Shep, our today’s station. Then we will trek towards Everest Base camp and our path is a dry frozen lakebed. It is a gentle uphill climbing then a gentle long descend.

After reaching Everest Base Camp, you may see the peak of Everest peeking behind Lhotse and Khumbutse and they both may seem to us to be taller than Everest itself. You can find piles of stones, prayer flags and few banners stating the height of the base camp. To view the majestic view of Everest, you will have to go to Kala Patthar which is tomorrow’s destination. You will return to Gorak Shep and spend your night.

Day 13:Hiking to Kala Patthar (5555 meters) and trek down to Periche

  • Max Altitude4210 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

After 2-3 hours of strenuous uphill trek, you will reach Kala Patthar and it will be worth all the effort once you get the mind-blowing view of Everest, Khumbu Glacier, and other peaks.

It will be the limit of how far you can go without mountaineering kits. You can wake up early and trek to Kala Patthar to catch a glimpse of the sunrise over Everest. You can also get an amazing view of Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and many other peaks. After you collect the mesmerizing views into your memory, you can now head toward Pheriche. You will get to Gorak Shep first where you will have your lunch and continue your trek to reach Pheriche.

Day 14:Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

  • Max Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

We will descend through Khumbu Khola and Sherpa settlements. Finally, we reach the spot where we will return the same route we came. We will move towards Namche. We may see Rhododendron and oak trees, birds and animals. We will see prayer flags and greenery will start to appear as you move forward. As we bid farewell to the mountains slowly we will see the same beautiful landscapes, markets, and yaks as you arrive Namche.

Day 15:Trek back to Lukla airport from Namche

  • Max Altitude2860 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

Today will be the last day you will spend during this trek in the lap of Himalayas. You can look back to the days you spent here exploring Gokyo Lakes, Cho-La Pass, Everest Base Camp and everything else this trek offered you.

The oxygen level will have increased considerably and altitude is comparably low. Looking back you will see the same mountains you witnessed so closely glimmering in snow, the feeling you will get will be incomparable. You will have your dinner and rest to let away your exhaustion from the earlier days.

Day 16:Flight to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You will return to Kathmandu through a flight taking 35 minutes. You can have your last glimpse of the Everest region as an aerial view. You will land in Kathmandu and go to the hotel where you spent your first night. You can either go around for activities like shopping, live music, exotic food, safari, rafting, etc or you can rest in your hotel room. In the evening, you will be provided a farewell dinner by the Sublime crew in a traditional restaurant. You will also get to see a wonderful cultural dance.

Day 17:Departure

  • MealsBreakfast

You will return to your homeland today, taking with you your memories of these 17 days. You will have conquered your fear, felt joy, expanded your limits and seen astounding beauty Everest region has to offer. We will have taken any measures to make your trip worth your visit and we will be more than happy to continue providing you with our service if you plan to return Nepal for new adventures or if you want to extend your visit.

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What's Included

  • Meals: 
    16 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches, 14 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 days 
    Tea house accommodation along the way for 14 days
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
    Domestic Flight to Lukla and back
  • Guides and Porters:
    One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee
    TIMS Card
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
    All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
    First Aid service in case of minor injuries
    Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters

What's not Included

  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Accommodation

Bed Rooms in Namche - Everest Region trek

Bed Rooms in Namche - Everest Region trek

Lodges - Everest region

Lodges - Everest region

This type of lodges building will be available during the Everest base camp trek.

Tea House Room - Everest base camp Trek

Tea House Room - Gokyo, Chola Pass Trek

Departure Dates & Price

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Start DateStart: SaturdayDec 10, 2022End DateEnd: MondayDec 26, 2022PricePriceUS$1650StatusStatusAvailable
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Start DateStart: ThursdayDec 15, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayDec 31, 2022PricePriceUS$1650StatusStatusAvailable
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Additional Information

Ethnic Cultures and Values

Trekking to the Everest region, more precisely, Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass, gives the ultimate experience of the Everest region, the wholesome cultural and ethnic experience.
 
The cultural experience in the Everest region begins from Lukla to Gorak Shep and Gokyo Village. You'll witness the ethnicity of Sherpa, their livelihood, attire, houses, languages, and a welcoming smile.
 

Diversity in flora and fauna

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake and Cho La Pass can be a natural escapade. Alongside the wholesome Everest experience, you'll see the diverse flora and fauna. Birds, mammals, rare animals, and most commonly, wild rats inhabit the Everest region.

The Gokyo Lake Trek route has more pasture lands where you'll see many yak farms. Not only Yak, but you'll also see mules transporting goods from lower altitudes to higher places.
 

Baggage and weight limit

You'll get a porter inclusive of the trip cost. But, a porter can only carry 15kg of a trekker. However, you can share a porter with two trekkers with a combined weight of 30kg. For additional weight, you must hire a porter at your cost.

Airline companies also allow 15kg to trekkers. As a trekker, you can only carry 10kg of baggage and 5 kilograms on hand. For additional weight, you have to pay as per the policy of airlines.


Flight delays and transportation

Your flight to Lukla on Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass trek barely gets cancelled in Spring and Autumn. We operate this tour mainly in these months, so the weather becomes stable and ideal for flight.

You'll get airport pickup and drop service as complimentary from us.

Please make sure you allocate one or two additional days to cope with unexpected flight delays or cancellations.
 

Safety and security 

Our professional style of running every trek and Nepal tour guarantees your 100% safety and security on this trip. To make the trip successful and risk-free, we only employ guides who have expertise in high-altitude terrains like Gokyo Lakes, Cho La Pass, and Everest Base Camp.

You'll get proper medical attention and helicopter evacuation on time if needed during health emergencies and other issues.
 

Travel Insurance 

We don't purchase travel insurance for trekkers joining Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass. But, upon request, we can recommend some trusted insurance companies in Nepal.

You can also bring your valid international travel insurance from the country. It helps during health emergencies and helicopter evacuations.
 

Trekking gears in Everest Base Camp Trek Via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass

The Everest trek path involves difficult terrain. And it is exhausting to traverse the glacier moraines, steep passes, and elevations above 5,500 metres. The trek might be more comfortable and less exhausting with the right equipment. 

Wearable equipment is essential for day hikes and frigid nights. Thin sleeves, fleeces, and wind- and rain-resistant coats are helpful for day hikes. Additionally, a scarf and hat shield the face from chilly wind and sunburn. It might be advisable to have a poncho with you in case of rain. If not, you won't need warm clothing for a day trek.

The top-notch trekking footwear ensures your day trip is as comfortable as possible. With good hiking shoes, your legs won't be under much stress. Additionally, trekking poles are useful for climbing and descending Everest's Three Passes. 

At high elevations, the temperature dips to just below freezing in the morning and evening. In the spring and fall, the average nighttime temperature is approximately -7 degrees. So, wearing heavy layers of clothing is essential. Clothing essentials include three-layered down jackets, wool hoodies, sweaters, thermocoats, and pants. Additionally, woollen gloves, neck warmers, and hats are required. The finest sleeping bags for nighttime use are those with many layers and zippers. Look for sleeping bags made for high-altitude camping when making your selection.
 

Altitude sickness and avoidance

You may get altitude sickness in Everest Base Camp via the Gokyo Lakes trek and Cho La Pass. Trekkers experience altitude sickness symptoms more on the Gokyo Lakes trek than on the Everest Base Camp Trek route.

Report to your trek guide right after you get the symptoms of high altitude sickness. Medicines for headaches and nausea often cure the symptoms. But, you may get seriously ill in some conditions. Hence, to avoid such, you must drink plenty of water and eat adequate meals.

Proper rest, acclimatisation, water, and diet are significant sources for avoiding altitude sickness. You can also carry a pulse oximeter to check oxygen levels periodically.
 

Guides and Porter Safety

Trek guides and porters are valuable assets of Sublime Trails, and we commit to their health and safety. We ensure that our crew gets the best accommodation, meals, health treatments and evacuation services in emergencies. We also pay trek guides and porters adequate to keep their service top.


Tipping for guides and porters

Every successful end of the trip comes to tipping for the trek crews. The Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass ends at Lukla. Hence, before leaving for Kathmandu, we encourage clients joining the trip to tip every detailed trek guide and porter. Tipping USD 15 for trek guides and USD 10 for each day on a trip will be a fair-practised amount.

FAQs

  • Yes, you can take a shower during the Everest Base Camp Trek. The tea houses you will be staying in will provide you with the facility. If you want to take a hot shower, you can for an additional price. The price gets more expensive as the altitude increases.

  • On average, a porter can carry up to 30 kg. But once you have to share the porter with another trekker, he will carry up to 15 kg luggage per person. If you have to carry more than 15 kg, you can either carry the extra weight by yourself or pay an extra charge.

  • Yes, you can use the internet most of the time during Everest Base Camp trek. The easiest way to access the internet is by using mobile data provided by Nepal Telecom and Ncell. It will be fast enough to make video calls, etc. However, the network might not be available in some remote places. 

    Another option is using Everest Trek Internet access with an extra charge, which will work all the way to Everest Base Camp.

  • Yes, the cell phone works in most areas. You can use SIM cards of Ncell and Ntc to make calls. The network might not be available in some places but there will be no problem for communication. You can charge your cell phone at tea houses but they take extra charge for that service. In peak seasons, you might even have to stay in queue to charge your phone and batteries.

  • You will have to take proper acclimatization rest to prevent altitude sickness. Don’t rush to get to the destination and take your trek slow and steady. It is necessary to stay hydrated during the trek. You should avoid alcoholic beverages as they cause dehydration. If your body shows any signs of altitude sickness, you should stop going further or descend back. Take Diamox or equivalent medicine with you but you need to consult your doctor before doing so.

Clients Reviews

5.0based on 8 reviews
  • Amella
    AmellaJuly 05, 2022
    TripAdvisor

    Everest Three Passes Trek in late June, a perfect escape to the nature.

    Everest three passes trek experience with Sublime Trails became good. The overall experience from my side is good because of good food, accommodations, porters and everything was good. We managed to fly to Lukla but the return was not possible to fly from Lukla. Instead, Mr Ram from Sublime Trails arranged an affordable helicopter flight rate for us from Namche to Kathmandu. It was a truly heartwarming gesture by the tour manager.
    To write few lines about Everest three high passes, without a guide, the tour would have been not possible. Our fantastic guide Mr Shiva was entertaining, caring, and a bold guy. He made the whole trip effortless. Thanks for his extra photography skills. Truly, the best tour of life. Cheers!!

  • Anjali Gupta
    Anjali GuptaJune 22, 2022
    TripAdvisor

    Crossed Cho La Pass and hiked to Gokyo Ri, relieved of life again! Splendid.

    I thought I could never trek to Everest because of its altitude. But I was not aware of the fact that with a decent tour agency and trek guide, Everest trekking can be done easily. With Sublime Trails, I finally hiked to Everest, Gokyo, and crossed Cho La Pass. I was a little ill due to altitude sickness but with one day of rest at Gokyo, I was able to hike again. Thanks to Mr. Shiva for his excellent guiding skills and taking my good care.

    Mr. Ram arranged a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu from Namche as I was a bit tired on return. He was very careful with my health and was constantly in touch to know how I was doing on the trek. I saw Everest from EBC and Gokyo. Gokyo Lakes were so surreal that it almost looked like I was in heaven. What a fantastic trek it was.

    I have to say much thank you to Mr. Ram, Mr. Shiva, my porters, and every person who was on this journey with me. I recommend people to book trips with Sublime Trails for decent trip experience and hospitality. Cheers!

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