KONGMA LA & CHO LA PASS TREK

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destination Everest
duration 18 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest
max altitude 5,550m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season Spring-Summer-Autumn

KONGMA LA & CHO LA PASS TREK

STUNNING & CHALLENGING HIGH ALTITUDE ADVENTURE!

The Everest Base Camp (5364m), Kongma la Pass (5528m) and Cho La Pass (5420m) trek is one of the high pass treks so it is important you check the weather as conditions can change very quickly. 

Three months in spring (March, April, May) and three months in autumn (September, October, November) are the best time for trekking in this region. The clear weather conditions, and clear skies,  allow trekkers to make the most out of their days and visit the stunning turquoise blue the Gokyo lakes (4700 -500m) and have amazing views to Everest.

The Kongma La Pass and Cho La Pass trek is less crowded and yet offers so much in the natural beauty of numerous giant peaks in the Everest region. The Khumbu Glacier sits between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, 4900m at its lower end and 7600m at its source making it the world's highest glacier.

Pokalde Peak (5806m) is a mountain peak of Nepal situated 12 km southwest of Mount Everest and can be climbed from base camp by those who do not have the necessary skills to climb the more challenging peaks in the Everest region. It lies between the Khumbu and Nuptse glaciers.  The view of Nuptse’s south face - from Pokalde, is breathtaking and a wonderful reward after climbing 650m to get there.

The Kongma La Pass and Cho La Pass trek take you across several valleys and through some rugged terrain: the Bhotekoshi River, Namche Bazaar, Gokyo Lake,  Ngozumpa Glacier, Khumbu Glacier, and passing by  Mt Imja Tse (6189m). This trek is full of challenges, crossing the windswept high passes of Kongma La Pass (5545m), and Cho La Pass (5420m), a climb to Chukung Ri (5,546m), Kalapathar (5550m) and Gokyo Ri (5357m) and to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley makes this trek an exhilarating experience among the world’s highest peaks.

Highlights of Kongma La Pass & Cho La Pass trek.

  • See the stunning Himalayas & views of the Everest region from the world's highest passes.
  • Kongma-La and Cho-La Pass Trek are world-famous Himalayan high passes.
  • This trek is similar to the circuit trek and connects with all the major trekking routes in the Khumbu valley.
  • Three major valleys of Everest. Gokyo valley, Chhukung valley, and Everest Base Camp valley.
  • Communicate with local people & learn about their cultures and traditions in these remote regions.

Alert: There will be a slight change in the itinerary, especially the days when you take the domestic flights. In April & May and October & November of 2019, the government shifted the operation base for flights to and from Lukla (This is the actual starting point of the trek) from Kathmandu to Manthali, a town 4 to 5 hours drive away from Kathmandu. As a result, anyone who signed up for any Everest trek or climb had to go to Manthali to catch their flight. They moved the base because of renovations and high air traffic at Kathmandu's only international airport. This change in the airport will continue into 2020.as well. This should take effect from March 2020.

ITINERARY

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On arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be met by a representative from Sherpa Expedition & Trekking who will take you to your 3-star hotel followed by a briefing concerning the Kongma La & Cho La Pass Trek, hotels, lodges on the route and the dos and don’ts followed by a welcome dinner. You can rest at your hotel or stroll around Thamel and do some last-minute shopping and take in the sights. Breakfast included.
After an early morning start, you will be picked up at the hotel by our guide who will take you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes around 35 minutes, time enough to take in the spectacular views of the Himalayas. After landing at Tenzing-Hilary airport you will meet your porter who will carry your luggage. You then begin your journey with a relatively easy trek passing a Kani (ceremonial arch-like gateways) before the trail descends then leads above Kyangma village with its large Gompa (monastery) and school. We then continue to Cheplung Village where the trail passes through community forest within sight of the Dudh Kosi River. After crossing the suspension bridge you climb across the ridge to Ghat and then pass a school and complex of Mani walls, Chortens, and prayer wheels. After a short walk from Ghat, we reach Phakding. Overnight at a mountain lodge. Breakfast, lunch & dinner Included
After breakfast, the trek crosses several suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi River before passing through Tok-Tok, Bhenkar, and Monjo and then arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate where you will be required to buy a permit. After following the river bed for a few hours and after the last Hillary suspension bridge, there is a steep uphill trek to Namche Bazaar. Namche has a good selection of restaurants, cyber café, pubs, post office, ATM, and banks. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Acclimatization is important for your safety before heading to higher elevations. It is recommended that you stay active during the day, so we will go for a day’s trek through the towns of Khunde and Khumjung, taking in the stunning views of Everest, before returning to Namche. At Namche, you may decide to view what is supposed to be a Yeti skull! Namche also boasts of having a bakery! Besides Everest, you can, weather permitting, also see Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and numerous other spectacular peaks.. After breakfast we will trek to the Syangboche airstrip (3790m), from where we ascend towards Khunde, along the way passing various chortens (Buddhist stone structures). Leaving Khunde we take the trail heading east to Khumjung (3790m), the largest town in the Khumbu district, at the foot of the Mt. Khumbila (translated “God of Khumbu”). After lunch at Khumbu, we head to Everest View Hotel, well known for its magnificent views of Everest before heading back down to Namche (3540m) - 4 to 5-hour trek. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
The fairly even trek, taking around 5 hours, to Tengboche zigzags, taking us past many valleys before arriving at Kenjoma, where it connects with the path from Khumjung just before passing many Mani stones (stones inscribed with sacred Buddhist prayers). The views of Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam are nothing short of breath-taking along this section of the trek. We pass the small village of Sanasa from where the path descends to Phunki Thanga (3250m) before a steep ascent through pine forests while passing more Mani stones as the trail hugs the slope before reaching Tengboche (3870m). Tengboche is famous for its sublime views of many of the world’s tallest peaks, such as Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Amadablam, Kantega, and Thamserku. Tonight we stay at Tengboche. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.
Today we head downhill on a 4 to 5-hour trek passing through forests before crossing the Imja Khola passing through the village of Pangboche, memorable for its fields encompassed by rock walls. Tonight we stay at Dingboche.
This idyllic town is an ideal place for "acclimatization". Health specialists recommend we spend the day being active, rather than sitting idle. Today’s trek is fairly easy going and begins after breakfast at around 8:30. On the trail we will be blessed with some awesome views, especially after breakfast. The trek up to Chhukung is quite nice and easy. We get a really nice view of most of the mountains specially Ama Dablam. In Nepali culture Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the Dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. Further along the trail and up the valley crossing moraines we head in the direction of Island Peak. Looking back to the south-west, we get an amazing view of the eastern face of Mt.Ama Dablam. From here we head downhill and back to Dingboche for the night. Heading back to Dingboche it is quite likely we are met with some fairly strong winds due to the exposed nature
From Dingboche it is a short trek to Chhukung, the last village in the Khumbu area near the Imja Tse Valley. From this vantage point you will have some awesome views of snowcapped mountains such as Mt. Makalu in the east. After arriving at Chhukung in the early afternoon you will have some free time to trek up to the summit of or hike to Chhukung Ri (5559m) for even more spectacular views of the mountains. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.included.
Our day begins before dawn trekking along an icy path and then a stony trail beneath Kongma-La Pass and its Kongma Peak– also known as Mehra Peak. We then cross Kongma-La Pass at (5,535m) nestled between Mt Nuptse Wall, Mihara and Pokalde peaks. After a strenuous climb towards Khumbu Glacier and moraine (rocky ground), we take a fairly steep trail up to the base of the Khumbu Glacier to arrive at Lobuche for an overnight stop in the comfort of a warm and comfortable lodge. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Our trek today takes us from Gorakshep and then crosses the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Along the trail, we pass the signpost pointing to the Italian Pyramid (scientific research center). A little further along the trail, we glimpse the crest of the north ridge of Everest, as well as Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingren, Mt. Khumbutse & Mt. Nuptse. A short climb takes us to Thangma Riju from where we have a 360-degree panoramic view of snow-crested mountains. A steep climb, and crossing the Changri Nup Glacier, we get our first h our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a rocky knoll below Mt. Pumori. After reaching Gorakshep we are blessed with a jaw-dropping panorama of the surrounding snow-covered peaks including Mt. Everest. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
An early morning start takes us to Kalapathar (known as a black rock) a well-known landmark that offers the most exhilarating panoramic view of surrounding giant peaks including a close-up of Mt. Everest. We then head back to Gorakshep and then onward to Dzongla, at the base of Cho-La Pass. at Dzongla where we stay the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Rising early we then trek to Thangnak and get a magnificent view of Mt Cholatse (6440m). The trek heads in a westerly direction from Dzongla. Today is the toughest day of our trek as we head to Cho-La Pass (5420m). On reaching the highest point of the valley we begin our trek through Cho La Pass taking in some amazing views of Chola Lake and Mt.Ama Dablam. The climbing can be quite difficult due to being rugged and with rocks glazed over with ice. Upon reaching the top of the pass we then head downhill to Thangnak – a more relaxing descent! Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
An early morning starts and then begin our trek to the small village of Gokyo at the base of Mt Gokyo. Along the trail, we will have some fantastic mountain views. After leaving Longponga (4720m) we continue uphill on a trail that leads to Gokyo with a magnificent view of Tanjung Cho Lake (4710m). After a short walk along the edge of the Ngozumpa Glacier (36 km is the longest glacier of Nepal). Once across the other side of the glacier, we have some superb views of Gokyo Lake. . Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
An early morning start sees us climb Gokyo Ri (5333m) to take in a jaw-dropping view of the enormous Ngozumpa glacier (36km long), and views of the upper Gokyo Valley and the incredible peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, and Gychung Kang. We will then have breakfast and descend to Dole (4200m) where we will spend the night
Today is down-hill sailing as we pass through the Sherpa villages of Dole with the mountains towering behind us.. We then head to the famous Buddhist town of Namche bazaar alive with its abundance of Sherpa culture and vibrant atmosphere where trekkers share their stories. Tonight we stay at Namche Bazaar.
This is our final day of trekking before returning to our starting point at Lukla. This is a time to reflect on the unforgettable memories of our trek as a group and our achieving our individual goals. A free afternoon allows you time to relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening we will celebrate with a few drinks and dance.
After our Kongma La and Cho La Pass Trek, we take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do some shopping. This is also a time to catch up on visiting places you missed on arrival in Kathmandu. Our guides will continue to assist you with b souvenir shopping or sightseeing. This evening is our farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant along with a traditional cultural dance show.
Your adventure comes to an end today – but your memories will last a lifetime! Our company representative will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure and explore the most magnificent mountains of Nepal.

SERVICES

Costs included in your package.

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Two night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork including Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Everest base camp trekking route map.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees($30 USD per person)
  • Excess baggage of more than 10 kg for Lukla flight.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hands

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trousers
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom - until Namche which is a thriving town seeing many more tourists and a greater range of accommodation. It should be noted that at higher elevations the quality of accommodation may not be as good, with more basic rooms with the bare necessities.

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Khumbu region is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We do not have to use public transportation or local buses during the trek. Our only flights are from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.

Physical fitness

Kongmala and Cho La Pass is a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus!. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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FAQS

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The level is more difficult than other trekking programmers. However, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking tries its best to make the journey as easy, adventurous and joyful as possible.
Bottled water is easily available at a low cost. But you can not use plastic bottles in the Everest region. So, they do not sell plastic bottled mineral water. You need to drink mineral water or boiled filtered water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purifier pills.
Weather on the trail to Kongmala and Chola Pass is always changing and impossible to predict. Here is a list of probable temperature and weather conditions in each month. Month Temperature Weather and Nature January Max 4°C in the daytime to min -17°C in the nights and mornings Blue skies, freezing weather February Max 4°C in the daytime to min -15°C in the nights and mornings Mild and humid, good visibility March Max 7°C in the daytime to min -12°C in the nights and mornings Days are short and the temperature starts to warm up, chances of occasional snow falls April Max 10°C in the daytime to min -5°C in a night Moderate temperature with amazing landscape, rhododendron and wildflowers May Max 15°C in the daytime to min 0°C in a night Days are still long, warm, and sunny June Max 16°C in the daytime to min -1°C in a night Rainy season July Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night Hot and humid Auguest Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night September Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night End of monsoon, no clouds October Max 12°C in the daytime to min -6°C in a night Stable weather condition November Max 6°C in the daytime to min -12°C in a night Days are sunny and bright, cold during the night, sleeping bag is most. December Max 4°C in the daytime to min -14°C in a night Foggy and cloudy weather
Yes, you can. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike a few uphills, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Trekking team will support you to the fullest to transform your dream of standing at Kongma La and Chola Pass into reality.
The month of March to May in Spring and September to December in autumn seasons are considered the best for the Everest Base Camp Trek as the weather conditions become favorable during this time, providing you with good visibility and a suitable atmosphere for Kongma la and Chola Pass trekking.
No, there is no age limit for the trek to Kongma la and Chola Pass but, you need to be in good physical shape and have a positive attitude. We also suggest you to prior to the excursion though we suggest you to please see your doctor and obtain necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for traveling in extreme altitude prior to the excursion.
During trekking, you will be served meals in the teahouses. Typical meals are noodles, rice, pasta or potato dishes along with vegetables and egg/chicken/meat dishes. Other items mostly served as breakfasts include Tibetan, egg, pancake, bread, porridge, muesli, and toasts with peanut butter and honey.
A teahouse trekking accommodation will be made for you for the Kongma La and Chola pass trekking whereby you will be able to stay at tea house(Local lodge) and have wholesome food and net and clean comfortable bed throughout your trekking journey. This form of arrangement also allows you to carry less baggage; you can trek at your own pace and enjoy the Everest panorama on your own schedule. It is also an eco-friendly way of trekking whereby trekkers can have more contact with the local's sherpa peoples.
Most of the teahouses on the Kongma La and Chola Pass trail have squat toilet facilities but recently built lodges have western-style toilets as well. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with number of increasing foreign mountaineers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries. Hot shower facilities are available till Gorakshep. The most common type is a bucket shower, usual buckets with tap filled with hot water and placed in a shower room. Hot shower costs from US$ 4 to 15 per use and the price increases along with the elevation. Attached bathrooms and toilets are not available unless you book for a luxury lodge during the EBC trek.
What you want to wear depends on you but we suggest you wear warm clothes during the Ko'ngma and Chola Pass trekking. A down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves might be useful. There are numerous trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu where you can get all of these items in both local and branded stores alike. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking may also accompany and assist you if required.
During the Kongma La and Chola trekking, you will be on a long journey for which you will need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/duffle bag and a day bag for personal items. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide you with a duffle bag (which is need to refund after the trek) that you can use throughout your entire journey and even afterward. These bags are durable and hence perfect for any kind of trekking journey. While the duffle bag will be carried by the potters, you will have to carry a day bag on your own. A day bag is a small backpack that has enough room for everything you will need on a day hike such as lunch, water, extra clothing and perhaps a few personnel items like camera, battery chargers, etc.
If possible, we suggest you bring your own equipment. However, sleeping bags and down jackets will be provided to you by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. With regards to trekking poles, if you are used to walking with it then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them. It is mostly a personal preference. If you prefer to take the trekking poles with you on the trekking then you can either bring your own pole or buy it from numerous options available in Kathmandu itself.
Yes, if you have a bag of extra clothing for when you return from the trekking, you will be able to store it safely in Kathmandu Sherpa Expedition and Trekking office. The storage facility is provided by most hotels and lodges in Kathmandu or you can also store it in our office for the duration of the trekking.
Our itinerary has been specially tailored to prevent any kind of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while moving up to higher altitudes. Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,600 meters and above. You will be trekking at a relatively slow and gradual pace as part of the acclimatization process. Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items. Drink at least 4 liters of water a day. Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days. Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up). Drink Garlic Soup. In the higher elevation, there is less oxygen in the air and this is more so while crossing high passes. Our expert guides will advise you on how to avoid AMS and treat it when/ if required.
Make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for Kongma La and Chola trekking. You should be careful in choosing a policy while traveling to a Himalayan country like Nepal as some insurance companies may make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you are confused about the insurance, please inform us and we will help you. It is usually better to arrange your insurance in your country before travel.
The trekking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.
It takes 6 to 19 days to reach Kongmala and Chola top depending upon the mode of transportation and packages of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offers.
We at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team always have the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued customers as our foremost priority at all times, and we assure you a wonderful and unforgettable time with us in our beautiful country. Sherpa team members of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities
You can either trek on foot or by a helicopter. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offer exciting and reasonable Helicopter trek to Kongma la and Chola pass for 10 days and 14 days. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking can also customize your tour as per your necessity.
The flights are usually regular between September and May. But due to high altitude, bad weather and unforeseen technical issues, you may experience a delay or cancellation of the flight. On the occurrence of such events, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking charter a helicopter to make sure you are on the safe schedule either for a trek or for your flight back home which would cost extra charge as an unexpected event. However, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is unable to operate helicopter facilities and Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will reschedule the flight.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 20 kgs of luggage (maximum 10 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection, and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination. However, the weight limit on flights to the Everest region, basically to Lukla is a total of 10 kgs and you need to pay an extra amount per kg for the excess baggage. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking pays up to 5 kgs of extra baggage making your total to 15 kgs with your hand bag.
Garlic soup is a must while trekking. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon ginger tea and drink at least 2-4 liters of water a day. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items, and hot-chocolates at high altitude.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.
Your guide and porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will introduce dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.
Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge. it cost USD$5 per day.
ATM services are available only in Namche Bazaar and Lukla. However, the services might not work or run out of cash. Therefore, we suggest you carry a small amount of money to buy snacks, etc during the trekking.
Most of the tea houses/ lodges have electricity whereby you will be able to charge your iPod or camera batteries. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some extra money for the services. The fee may vary from 1 USD to 3 USD per hour.

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2 Pax USD 1,325
3 Pax USD 1,310
4 - 6 Pax USD 1,280
7 - 12 Pax USD 1,250
13 - 18 Pax USD 1,210
19 - 24 Pax USD 1,120
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Recently returned from one of the greatest adventures ever with the fantastic Ram Barakoti! Ram was an awesome guide, very attentive, funny and knowledgable. He enriched every step of the way. We did the Kongmala and Chola pass Trek. I cannot recommend this trek enough, it's something everyone should see! Definitely get Ram as your guide! He's such a great guy! Wonderful company to book through. Dhanyavaad! Namaste!!!!!

Fritz Kasparek

Austria

6 months ago

Best Guide Ever

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My Two-pass and trek was one of the best things I have ever done. Thanks to my guide Wangchu Sherpa, who always tried to do his best to make me feel comfortable. Respected my needs, my limits. Wangchu is more than a guide, he is now a very good friend. This company and Kiran, the owner, will try to help you whenever they can.

Conrad Kain

Austria

6 months ago

Great trek organised by a great company

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I just finished this trek in late December. Mr. Ram barakoti was great at replying to emails and did airport pick up despite my flight being delayed to the next day. Fureng was a great guide with many years of experience and always made sure I was healthy and not sick. Dorje Sherpa was a great Porter also with some experience in being a guide.

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