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Gokyo - Everest Base Camp Via Chola Pass
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Gokyo - Everest Base Camp Via Chola Pass

Trip Overview

Key Information

Group Size

2-10

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Grade

Moderate to Strenuous

Accomodation

Hotels (Twin room)

Transportation

Private Vehicle and Flight

Best Months

Feb-May/Sep-Dec

Max Elevation

5555m

Trip Length

17 Days

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Trekking Style

Tea House

Acclimatization

2 Days

Wi-fi

Everyday

Activity Per Day

6-7 House Per Day

Trekking Region

Everest Region

Trek Highlights

  • The super scenery on daily walks to Gokyo Lake in the harmony of local Sherpa culture
  • Scenic 30 minutes flight both ways with unparalleled views of Himalayan peaks with Everest
  • Exploring Sherpa villages of immense culture and traditions with a tour of Buddhist monasteries
  • Adventure over high green hills and beyond within barren and windswept beautiful terrain
  • Walking around scenic Gokyo Valley within pristine glacial lakes with amazing views
  • Crossing high and scenic Tsho-La (Cho-la) towards the world's highest peak Base Camp of Everest
  • From the alpine forest of pines and rhododendron trees to the rugged arctic zone of ice and glaciers
  • Walking on the glaciers and ice is both sites of trekking (Ngozumba glacier by Gokyo and Khumbu glacier around EBC

Trip Overview:

The Gokyo Lake, Chola Pass, and the Everest Base Camp is an inclusive 17-day travel package for those who love challenges amidst the mountainous terrain in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

The all-inclusive itinerary includes a visit to most of the popular sights of the Everest locale, such as Tengboche Monastery, Namche Bazaar, Gorakshep, Lukla, Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, and crossing Chola Pass (5,420 meters, 17,782 ft).

The hike compels you to get wanderlust with the captivating beauty of mountains, glaciers, valleys, mountain passes, mountain lakes, and many more. Hence, it is an ideal trek package to Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lakes via the Chola Pass for proficient and passionate high-altitude trekkers.

There is an unending list of wonderful places that you are going to visit on the Gokyo, EBC, and Chola Pass Treks. You are going to make uninterrupted memories on the High Chola Circuit and also walk to a popular high pass on Everest.

First things, this trek takes you to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. It’s probably the number one wish on the bucket list of every person who loves to travel.

Then the trek takes you to some heavenly locations, like Gokyo Valley. From here, you can admire the beauty of tranquil, emerald-green mountain lakes embedded beautifully in the snow-clad mountainous terrain.

Above all, the adventure of crossing the Chola Summit Pass on the Everest Chola Pass Trek is unbeatable in terms of natural magnificence.

Why choose Gokyo Lakes Chola Pass trekking with EBC?
The trek to Chola Pass is a wonderful journey that introduces you to a different definition of beauty. With the Chola Pass, Gokyo Lake, and Everest Base Camp hikes, you take a deep dive into the Sagarmatha National Park and explore its geographical variations and biodiversity.

Similarly, the beautiful Sherpa villages, people, culture, and lifestyle are unique aspects of this journey. It gives you some insights into the Sherpa people, their culture, their traditions, and the Tibetan Buddhist religion.

On the journey to the Base Camp showers, you will see some incredible views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Thamserku, and many more.

As the trail traverses from the base camp to the Chola Pass, the landscapes get wilder. With the glaciers, icefalls, and above all, the dazzling Gokyo Lakes, Everest Chola Pass Trekking is worth a try!

Gokyo Lakes, Chola Pass, and Everest Base Camp Trek Route
Trekking to Chola Pass is a superb combo with the treks to Gokyo Lakes, Chola Pass,and Everest Base Camp. It starts with an exhilarating flight to Lukla and follows the classic trail to Gokyo Lakes.

The trail traverses through National Park and climbs via several Sherpa villages to Namche. From the sherpa town, the trail ascends to Dole and the pastures of Mocchermo.

Further, we walk along the trail and pass Gokyo and Drangnak on the way to Chola Pass. From the Dragnak, we follow a trail that leads us to Chola Pass. We cross the pass and head towards the Everest Base Camp.

Finally, enjoying the fascinating beauty of Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar against the backdrop of the beautiful Himalayas, we descend to Lukla via Namche. This way, we conclude our Gokyo lakes to Everest Base camp Via Chola Pass.

Mountain Magic Treks offers a fascinating trek at your kind pursuance. You can join our group or opt for a private Gokyo Chola Pass trek. For more information about the guaranteed dates, please let us know. Our quality and service are exceptional, and you will feel the difference once you join us.

So, come forward and join us for an outstanding journey to Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp via Chola Pass in Everest region of Nepal. March to May and September to November are the most recommended times for the Gokyo Lakes and Everest base camp Trek .

Alternate Routes
Option 1: The shorter alternative trekking package for those who want to visit EBC will be the 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek All inclusive Package. It’s a well-established trail that takes you on a journey to base camp and Kala Patthar via several sherpa villages.

Option 2: Another option is the Gokyo Lakes Trek, which is a 13-day journey to the highest freshwater lake system in the world. It takes you on a journey to the pristine lakes and the most scenic point on Everest, Gokyo Ri. You can also choose to trek to Everest Base Camp, adding a few days to the Gokyo trip.

Option 3: For those who need a more relaxing way of visiting base camp, they can go with the Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Package. It involves a trip to base camp along the main trail, which is followed by a return helicopter flight to Kathmandu.

Option 4: The Everest Three High Passes Trek is a better alternative for a long, similar, and strenuous journey. The classic trip also includes crossing two other high mountain passes, Kongma La and Renjo La Pass, along with a trip to Gokyo Lakes, Chola Pass, and Base Camp.

Gokyo - Everest Base Camp Via Chola Pass Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Accomodation Hotel Moonlight
Elevation 1300

On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff for transfer to your hotel in Thamel, around this aria we have many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information about Everest Chola Pass Trek.
At evening includes typical Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (30 mins flight) and 3 hrs walk)
Food Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 2640

Starting our fantastic adventure to Gokyo Chola Pass Trek an early morning super short flight to Lukla, gateway to Everest and high Khumbu valley, as the first day of trek leads downhill and on moderate winding path past Choplung and Ghat farm village to Phakding for overnight stop by the glacial Dudh Kosi River.

Note: Lukla Flights are departing and returning to Ramechhap instead of Kathmandu due to ongoing upgrades at Kathmandu Airport. It's about a 4-hour drive to Ramechhap from Kathmandu so you will get started for the airport around 2 am. The return drive at the end of the trek is between 4 and 6 hours depending on traffic. 

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs walks.
Food Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3440

Our second day of walk leads to famous Namche Bazaar the capital of Khumbu Sherpas, as the walk follows Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing several bridges past Benkar and Monjo nice Sherpa villages then entering Sagarmatha National Park designated in 1974, as world heritage and highest Park in this planet.
From here walking on river bed and then a final climb up for few hours with super views of Everest and other surrounding peak, slowly our climb brings you at colorful town village at Namche Bazaar where you can have much facilities, like banks-ATM-Post office-stores and many shops with cyber cafe, nice hotels and restaurants.

Namche Bazaar is popular for weekly colorful, busy Saturday market here with time to browse around with views of Kongde and Thamserku peaks.

Day 4 :  Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
Food Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3440

An important and necessary rest day for acclimatization from AMS (Acute Mountain Sicknesswhich might occur sometimes if one does take slowly on this high altitude terrain, here visit the Park Museum with excellent information of Khumbu areas, with superb views of stunning Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Ama Dablam and other arrays of peaks.
Optional hike to Everest View Hotel of few hours to and from Namche for more better views of peaks with steep climb and descend on the way back.

Day 5 : Trek to Dole 4,200m - 06 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4200

With marvelous overnight stop and rest day at Namche Bazaar, morning a short steep climb and then on pleasant winding trail into alpine woodland with super views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse-Ama Dablam with other smaller peaks, as the walk continues heading uphill to Mong danda, a small Village on a ridge top facing magnificent views of peaks.
From here downhill to Dudh Kosi River near Phunki Thanka for lunch within the shade of tall alpine woodland, and the continue walk for another few hours with a climb into serene alpine forest filled with rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines-juniper and fir tree lines with constant view of peaks, finally walk ends on a small place at Dole for overnight stop.

Day 6 : Trek to Machherma - 04 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4770

From Dole morning walk starts with a climb as the rhododendron forest declines for smaller rhododendron and juniper bushes, where walk proceeds to higher altitude, as the route leads on a high ridge and then on level path for an hour reaching at Lhabarma, Kharka and Luza at 4,390m; as the walk continues starting a ridge line with super views of Cho-Oyu world 6th highest peak at 8,201 m high, from here descend to Machherma a small Sherpa settlement with few good lodges, at Machherma for lunch and overnight stop with ample time for short walks or just relax and enjoy the views.

Day 7 : Trek to Gokyo Lake - 04 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4790

After Machherma with touch of altitude, today another short walk to reach at Gokyo Lake as our morning walk leads on nice gradual path to Pangka, a small flat area and then descend to follow a glacial  river one of the tributaries of Dudh Kosi, the source flows from Ngozumba Glacier with Mt. Cho-Oyu and adjoining peaks.
Morning leads to a climb reaching first lakes of Gokyo and then past the 2nd lakes to reach towards 3rd lake known as Dudh Pokhari, popularly known as Gokyo Lake, around Gokyo in early days was a yak herder summer settlement in the shade of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang reflecting on its emerald colored Gokyo Lake.
On reaching at Gokyo, transfer into a nice and cozy lodge for overnight stop with lunch above the lake overlooking superb views of surrounding landscapes and mountains.

Day 8 : Hike to Gokyo Ri and relax during the day
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4930

Early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri to catch the stunning sunrise views over chain of world highest mountains, as the route climbs steeply offering grand views finally after two hours of hard walk reaching the top of Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m high commanding glorious panorama from Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Makalu with Mt. Cho-Oyu includes series of peaks and of Gokyo lake with Ngozumba Glacier down below.
After grand marvelous time and worth the tough climb, descend back to Gokyo for breakfast and lunch with afternoon free to relax.
(for interested and energetic people can take a day hike up Gokyo 5th lake near Cho-Oyu base camp taking more than 6 hours both ways)

Day 9 : A leisure morning at Gokyo and walk to Thaknak - 04hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4750

For those who missed the hike to Gokyo Ri previous morning, with opportunity to climb up to the view point, morning at leisure and after breakfast and lunch walk to Thaknak a small settlement with just few simple lodge beneath Tsho (Cho-La) pass.

Day 10 : Cross Tsho (Cho) - La Pass to Dzongla - 07 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4930

Starting our adventure early morning as the walk climb steeply over scree and rocksfor few hours with rest in between to catch your breath and to enjoy the surrounding marvelous views, finally climbing up to the top of Cho-La often spelled as Tsho-La, festooned with Buddhist prayer flags offering views of Nirekha-Cholatse and Lobuche peaks.

After a small stop enjoying the scenery descend towards other side of Cho-la pass towards Everest base camp with overnight in a small peaceful spot at Dzong-la after tough walk and climb of the day.

Day 11 : Trek to Lobuche- 05 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4930

Morning overlooking superb views of high snow capped peaks with Ama Dablam North Face, as our adventure begins heading uphill for an hour to a ridge and then on gradual up with stunning views as the walk leads above Thugla, where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging icy river, where you can observe many memorials of climbers and mountaineers who died on Everest expedition including other peaks within Everest region (Batter to see this on the way back).
After a pleasant stop another hour of high altitude walk brings you at Lobuche with 5-6 good lodges to stay facing Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

Day 12 : Trek to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorakshep - 06 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 5180

Today a big day with an adventure towards our main goal and highlight of the trip reaching at the foot of world number Mt. Everest at base camp, morning walk leads on gradual uphill slope with short steep climb near Glass Pyramid, optional side walk to visit at this glass pyramid a metro logical station and a lab, established by Italy and Nepal government to track and read the Himalayan weather and the flow of glacier.

From here few hour of good walk over moraine and glacier brings you at Gorakshep located on route Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar hill top, Gorakshep with 3-4 nice lodges for overnight stops, from here our walk leads further east over glacier and moraine then reaching at Everest base camp of above 5,364 m high with sweeping views of Khumbu Ice Fall and glacier.

During peak expedition season this place is flooded with climbers-guides and porters with many tents pitched above the glacier.

After feeling high with an adventure of a lifetime experience head back to Gorakshep for overnight stop before heading back to Lukla.

Day 13 : Hike to Kalapathar trek to Pheriche - 05 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4240

Early morning optional walk up to the top of Kalapathar, the highest spot of the adventure at above 5,545 m high offering breath taking panorama of mountains with Mt. Everest at close distance, after a vigorous climb descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek on the same path till Thugla pass.
From here our route diverts towards Pheriche windy valley on near level ground with fabulous views during the walk all the way to Pheriche for overnight stop.
Pheriche with many good fine lodges here you can visit HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) office with a small medical post.

Day 14 : Trek to Namche Bazzar via Thyangboche - 06 hrs walks. 
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3430

From here onward on long descend with few climbs as the trail leads towards Pangboche village and then to the bridge, after the bridge back into greens and tree lines as the route climbs up to Thyangboche Monastery, with downhill walk to Phunki Tenga on crossing the suspension bridge climb uphill to Lousasa and Sanasa small villages with gradual winding path to Kyanjinma it will be easy walk to Namche Bazaar .
A beautiful spot with few lodges facing Everest-Ama Dablam and Thamserku peaks, here chance of spotting some wild life like Thar, Musk deer and the colorful Danphe (Impeyan pheasant and national bird of Nepal).

Day 15 : Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 2810

Our fabulous Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Treks concludes with a walk back to Lukla, as the trail leads on the same route following gentle path past Phakding and Ghat villages with an climb to reach at Lukla, where you can enjoy the afternoon relaxing and celebrate with staff-guides-porters and fellow member on this last night around high Khumbu within Everest areas.

Day 16 :  Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel Moonlight
Elevation 1300

Early morning transfer to Lukla air terminal for super short flight to Kathmandu with scenic and exciting moment air borne, after an interesting air journey reaching at hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life.

Day 17 :  Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Food Breakfast
Elevation 1300

Last day in unforgettable Nepal Himalaya, in the country where one never forgets its incredible experience in the comfort of Mountain Magic Treks expert staff and guide, and then transfer for your international flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience on Everest Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

Service Includes on Price

Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers 
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees 
  • An experienced English- Speaking Gov. registered Guide and local porter to carry luggage (Two trekkers:1 porter)
  • Guide, Portersm, Salaries, Insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
  • Full meals of your choice (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea or Coffee) during the trek
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies  and energy bar)  
  • Seasonal Fresh fruit every day after dinner 
  • All mountain accommodation (Soft, comfortable, twin  room with sharing toilet)
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as Down jacket, sleeping bag, and duffel bag 
  • A comprehensive medical kit 
  • Hotel Moonlight in Kathmandu with breakfast for 2 nights
  • Flights: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bar drinks 
  • Boiled water 
  • Bottle drinks 
  • Hot shower 
  • Extra hotel in Kathmandu
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Wi-fi
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance and Evacuation insurance 
  • Tipping 

 

NOTE: We can depart the trip in your willingness date if you are two or more than two trekkers 

Additional Information

Trekking Equipment List

If it’s too much to carry from your home country some of the necessary equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu around Thamel as well.
Most of the equipment is general and standard lists for all seasons while on trek, but may differ as per the season and duration of trekking and areas of your chosen trip.
Sun hat or scarf

  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium, or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag and Down Jacket provided by Mountain Magic Treks in Kathmandu 
  • Lightweight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Mountain Magic Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such a combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for the evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T-Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals
Some Related Information

Meals 

Eating is a big part of the Holiday. Traveling with Mountain Magic Treks, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Italian, Continental, Chinese, and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefers not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before runoff stuck. It’s a week or more day’s hard works to Porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, Lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants on route. 

Accommodation 

A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. A private room is available in most tea houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The Lodges are fairly basic. The room is spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining hall warmed by the Bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the room unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually has solar lighting.

Most tea houses now also have electricity for charging small appliances- mobile phones and cameras- and there will be a small charge for this.  

Drinking water

Mountain Magic Treks provides unlimited chlorine/lodine treated water the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of mineral water and bottled water while on the trek as plastic bottles and difficult to dispose of and have become an environmental problem.

 Route Map

Mountain Magic Treks offers you complementary route map T-short and duffel bags

What to take for Trekking

This is a very active trip, it means you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provided one porter for two trekkers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kg per trekker means 30 kg from two trekkers. Unnecessary luggage can be left in Kathmandu Hotel and its free of cost. 

Important to note

Please read the Gear list section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (batter) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in the mountains so layered clothing is recommended all around the year.

Difficulty

Whilst some individuals seek to summit the greatest mountain on earth, it is enough for most mere mortals to simply stand at the base and experience the awesome stature of Everest from below. However, there are no roads into Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking and every person seeking to view the incredible mountain up close will need to trek through the Khumbu Valley from Lukla to Base Camp and back again - unless, of course, you can afford a helicopter!. The journey usually takes several weeks and can sometimes seem a little daunting to a novice hiker. But don't panic, it's very achievable!

The first thing to make clear is that the Gokyo Chola Pass Trek requires no technical climbing and is essentially a long hike. We therefore strongly believe that anyone with determination and a basic fitness level can trek the route - and all of our successful clients attest to this!. We have seen overweight, underweight, old and young do this trek and all of them enjoyed it thoroughly.

That being said, there are a number of crucial factors to consider prior to trekking the route such as length, altitude and training that will help you determine whether you think the Gokyo Chola Pass Trek route is the right trek for you .

Travel Insurance:

For everyone who will plan to Trek in Nepal, it is highly recommended that you get a travel insurance that covers added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries or accidents (together with air ambulance, helicopter rescue and other treatment cost). Your insurance policy should cover up your entire activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal. In addition to this, the policy should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of the medicine, doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation cost. Also, this trekking trail in Nepal take you of 5,000 m above the altitude, therefore, you also need to ensure that your insurance policy covers treks that go over 5,000 m. In short, its client himself/herself has to take the responsibility regarding unforeseen expenses during this trip .

Nepal Visa:

If you are wondering about how to obtain Nepal visa, then the easiest way to obtain it is at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival in Nepal or else at the immigration entry point if you are entering through the border of India or Tibet. 

Note: There are few countries namely Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, etc. People from these countries do not get visa from the immigration entry points of Nepal.)

 What do you need to obtain Nepal visa?

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Nepal Entry Application Download PDF

If you are thinking of taking visa at the airport or immigration entry point, following are your requirements: A valid passport (The passport should have validity of at least six months) You should fill the application form for visa available at airport or immigration entry points. Two passport size photos

Visa Extension:

If you want to extend visa for 15 days or less, visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

 If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended maximum up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to year starting January to December.)

Transit Visa:

When a foreigner has to get down at Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any force landing for whatever the reason, the foreigner can obtain transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.

 Best time to visit Nepal:

Spring (March, April & May) and autumn (September, October and November) are the best time of the year to visit Nepal. During this time, the weather is pleasant with efficient sunlight and warmth. The sky is clear which means that you can truly enjoy the remarkable Nepalese landscape complete with the Himalayan vista.

During the monsoon (June-August) although there will be no problem for trekking, the issue could be of less visibility and rain. But for a keen botanist, monsoon is a blessing as the higher valleys, mountains and meadows blossom with flowers and abundant vegetation. You can trek in winter (December, January, February) as well especially in the hilly regions but as you reach higher elevations it is much more colder with snow- fall. If you don’t necessary enjoy crowds, trekking during the monsoon or winter or choosing more solitary trekking destination could be your options. Note that due to global warming there has been a change in the regular climate worldwide and Nepal is no exception. Please be open to unpredictable weather conditions as well

Altitude:

This is a high altitude journey and elevation starts from low 2810 m to 5,545 m high, where symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) might occur due to dry air and less oxygen, as our adventure starts with flight to Lukla and  overnight stops at Phakding in nice and cozy local lodge, which provides you with acclimatization as well with rest day at Namche Bazaar before heading much higher altitude for Gokyo Clola Pass Trek.In this trip one needs to be in good physical shape with sound health to avoid other medical complication on route the journey, just follow our guide he will advice and suggestion which keeps and makes you feel secure to enjoy this fabulous adventure with us.

Weather & Climate 

The weather depending upon the season of trekking in Everest Himalayan belts, where's Everest Trek can be visited all time of the year, however monsoon months of July to mid September will be wet but much greener with heavy moistures.

The best time will be from March to May when wild flowers are in full bloom around Phakding and Namche Bazaar in 2,000 m to 3,000 m high and then tree lines and vegetation declines for rough arctic terrain, the temperature will be 15 to 20 degree Celsius during the day with sunlight, morning and evening can be much cooler with minimum of -0 to 05 degree Celsius not counting the wind chill factors.

As the trek leads higher above 4,000 m temperature drops in the shade as well in the morning and night time, day will be clear with strong sunlight and UV (due to drop in oxygen and air pressure on high elevation) , where you need strong sun screen to avoid sun burn in direct sunlight.Mid September to December will be the clearest weather but with short days minimum of -05 to -10 degree Celsius in the morning and night time with maximum of 15-20 degree during the day in full sunlight, also depends upon the altitude and areas of trekking.

December to March will be the coldest months with chances of snows with minimum of -10 to -15 degree Celsius with maximum 15-18 degree Celsius without wind chill factor, however most of the day time will be clear with fine blue sky.

Important Note 

Main flow of foreign visitors in Nepal is for trekking from moderate to adventurous or challenging treks, the most important is choosing the right trip as per your duration of holiday and fitness, for Everest Himalayan trekking adventure one needs to be in sound health and physically fit.

On booking with us preparation of fitness required like walking-jogging-Jumba-aerobic at least a month before your departure from home country.

Please send us your dietary list and medical history report so that we can arrange well  in advance respectively. Book the ticket from home for Kathmandu-Nepal to reach at least a day ahead or earlier from trek departure with much space in Kathmandu after the trek, this allows you with more time in Nepal to enjoy the culture and heritage life of Nepalese and also in case of flight delay (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) which can happen sometimes due to freak bad and unfavorable weather.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Mountain Magic Treks Pvt.Ltd Term & Conditions:

Please read Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd. Terms and Conditions carefully prior to trip booking. Trekking or mountaineering in the higher elevations of the Himalayas is one of the most adventurous endeavors which carries the risk of AMS, injuries, or even death. Mountain Magic Treks is always concerned about trekkers' comfort, safety, and health while meandering at higher altitudes. We contribute great effort to reduce or control the risk and hazard, but sometimes nature’s curse or fluctuating climate in the Himalayas is beyond our control and we are not responsible for it.
If you are a keen adventure lover and are ready to follow the hereby mentioned terms and conditions, then you are heartily welcome at the Mountain Magic Treks Pvt.Ltd office, Galko Pakha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Booking Terms and Conditions:

1. All package bookings are handled by Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd, an authorized adventure company based in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

2. The term "trip" formally refers to walking, sightseeing, treks, tours, mountaineering, expeditions, or holidays in the mystical land of Nepal.

3. Mountain Magic Treks faithfully includes all amenities in the package's estimated price.

4. Please go through the itinerary page or trek inclusion/exclusion pages for the details of the cost transparency. The trek cost may vary from one package to another, and some packages don’t include the cost of the following:

Personal travel insurance, medical assistance, and helicopter evacuation.

Visa, passport, and transit point expenses.

Extra meals, entertainment activities, accommodation and transportation costs are not included in the itinerary.

Extra baggage and gratuity

5. For trip confirmation, travelers must pay 20% of the total trip cost up front.

6. You can pay the booking confirmation amount either by credit card or wire transfer. Both payment options are subject to additional bank service fees of up to 4% on top of the sum.

Pay deposit by wire transfer:
Pay to:
 Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd
Current A/c: 01908312510017
Paying Bank: Himalayan Bank Ltd
Account Type: Foreign Currency (USD.)
Branch: Thamel
Bank Street Address: Karmachari Sanchaya Kosh Building, Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: HIMANPKA

Or

Payment for Booking:
Payment can be done through the below option:
Bank Transfer:
Account Name:
 Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd
Account Number: 0570010152240
Paying Bank: Mega Bank Nepal Limited
Account Type: Local Currency (Nepali.)
Address: Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: MBNLNPKA
Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of a client:
Risk and Liabilities:
(Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of the client)

7. The trip will be booked once the payment is made by the travelers. We will send you the confirmation letter via email and guarantee that you will receive all of the services listed in the itinerary.

8. The final payment must be submitted at the Mountain Magic Treks office or at the hotel where you will be staying before the tip departure. Otherwise, you will not be legitimate for the trip and no final documentation will be disclosed before payment.

9. Regarding the trip cancellation, we offer a free trip cancellation service upon submission of a trustable reason before 90 days of the departure date with adequate evidence and written reasons. 

10. If you cancel the trip 60 days prior to the departure date, then a 75% cancellation fee will be levied from the booking amount.

11. An 85% cancellation fee will be levied if you cancel the trip before 30 days of the trip's departure date.

12. The company will be unable to refund the earlier paid (20%) booking fee if you cancel the trek before 15 days of departure.

13. There will be no payment refund if you voluntarily leave or cancel the trip once it has started, but if you are forced to leave due to unforeseen immediate circumstances, then payment can be refunded after proper discretion.

14. We guarantee your safe and successful trip; however, the company reserves the right to cancel the trip if there will be no minimum number of travelers. The company will postpone or manage alternative trips in this condition.

15. If the company cancels the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances which are beyond our control (i.e. natural disaster, flight cancellation, strikes, wars, riots, quarantine, government intervention policy, weather conditions), we will refund after deduction of the minimum operating cost involved.

16. If you want to change your booking date, the booking amendment request must be made 90 days prior to the original trip departure.

17. If trekkers demand to change the departure date prior to 60 days of the final departure, US $ 50.00 per person will be charged as a cancellation fee. The cost of the trip may also be increased if the market price soars higher during the postponed trip date.

18. The policy of our company is that trekkers must have an insurance policy contract if they want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks. The policy must feature medical coverage, air ambulance, helicopter evacuation facility, and flight cancellation insurance if possible.

19. Mountain Magic Treks and Expedition organizes various adventurous trips, which have a high-risk factor and demand more physical stamina and training. If you can’t accomplish the trek due to your physical inability or sickness, we are not obliged to refund the payment.

20. During the trip, there may be hindrances, obstacles, or circumstances such as political riots, insurgencies, accidents, climate change, or natural disasters. Make sure you are ready to deal with all of these problems.

21. The trip route, accommodation and modes of transport may be changed without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances. It is for your convenience and safety, so I hope you will display flexible human nature in this context.

22. While changing the route, transportation, accommodation, or itinerary due to the above circumstances, we may charge an additional fee or lower the cost as per the total expenses of the entire trek.

23. Mountain Magic Treks holds all the authority to decline, accept, detain, or retain any member of the trip if we find anyone suspicious or indisciplined. If you want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks, you must accept our leadership during the whole trip.

24. Mountain Magic Treks has contracted with a network of companies, the government of Nepal, and individuals to assist the travelers during the trip. These third parties are qualified to perform the duties as contracted. We are not liable in the event of loss, damage, or irregularities if the third parties don’t perform their duties properly.

25. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any law or rule violations committed by travelers in any country.

26. This agreement is governed by the laws of the Government of Nepal. No individual, including employees, representatives, or guides of the company, can alter the terms and conditions.

27. In exceptional circumstances, these terms and conditions may be waived by submitting a written request to the director. Only the director of the company has all the rights to amend them.

28. Travelers must be physically and mentally fit for the trek. It is compulsory to bring health certificates along with proper legal documents for trip approval if asked.

29. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any additional costs or compensation incurred as a result of a flight being canceled or delayed due to weather or other factors. We can manage alternative arrangements on special requests, which may require additional extra cost.

30. We have displayed authentic, genuine, and accurate information on our official website and brochure. If you notice any errors, incomplete or incorrect information, please notify us as soon as possible.

Please read all the terms and conditions mentioned above before making the bookings. You must abide by these conditions if you fancy trekking in the Himalayas with Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Food Menu Items During the trek

Breakfast Items

Porridge, Fresh Baked Breads, Pancakes, Eggs, Omletes, Musley, Cornflacks with hot milk

Lunch and Dinner

Soups, Pizza, Spring Rolls, Noodles, MoMos, Potatoes, Fried Potatoes, Dal Bhat (Boiled rice with vegetables and lentil soup) etc.

Trip Reviews (1)

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Colam

22nd Jun, 2022

Highly recommended Mountain Magic Treks A locan travel company and Team!!

We did EBC - Chola pass with Phurba Sherpa, and had a great experience. Phurba is very knowledgeable, always smiling and he was wonderful with our kids. I would highly recommend his company.

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