▶How difficult is the Gokyo-Chola pass-Everest Base Camp Trek?
⏸No ropes needed and no ice picks needed. There is no vertical climbing involved. The ground is rough, rocky and gravel strewn. Most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down. People with weak ankles should take caution. Depending on the time of year you go there can also be snow and ice in the trails. There are some boulders that need climbing, but you can also walk around many. The Khumbu Glacier can be tricky to walk on due to potholes, rocks and unsettled ground. Use caution or seek the expertise of a guide.
▶How fit do I need to be to go trekking to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo?
⏸A certain level of fitness is required. For trekking to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo, you’ll need to consider the enough amount of days for trekking. Most days include 4-7 hours of slow hiking. Altitude is the biggest problem . Going slowly is essential to avoid sickness. Do read about altitude sickness in Everest region. Many people from all walks of life, ages and fitness levels have trekked to Everest Base Camp. In the peak season there’s nothing much to worry about in terms of cold or extreme weather. “Generally speaking, the slower you trek, the easier it is.”
▶What if I am a solo traveler? Is there a supplemental for singles?
⏸No problem. Many of our customers are traveling solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler, let us know if this interest you. Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone, please contact us to find out more.
▶When should I go to Everest Base Camp Trek via gokyo chola pass?
⏸October to November is the start of the dry season and is the most popular time to visit Nepal as the monsoon has recently finished, leaving a green and lush countryside, fresh and clean air, and clear views of the Himalayan. From December to February the temperature is very cold but visibility is still good. With fewer tourists on the trails, this can be the preferred time to visit. However, the cold can make high altitude treks more strenuous than normal. Some treks will be closed due to snow. March to May is the second most popular time to visit. The weather is warmer and the visibility is still good, though not as crystal clear as between October to November. Nepal’s flowers, however, come alive at this time of year. June to September is the monsoon season. While you can still trek during this time, the options are limited due to the rains and heat.
▶What kind of Gear do I need?
⏸Essential Items: -Warm Jacket -Waterproof jacket or poncho -Mid-weight fleece or sweater -2-3 Hiking shirts -1-2 pair Hiking pants -2-3 Non-hiking shirts -1 Long-sleeve shirt -1-2 Pairs non-hiking pants, shorts or skirts -2-3 Pairs warm socks -Warm hat -Sun hat -Long underwear (for high altitude) -Gloves (for high altitude) -Towel (preferably quick dry) -Day pack -Hiking shoes -Sandals -Sunglasses -Water bladder or bottle -Headlamp or flashlight -Sun screen -Lip balm -Personal medications -Camera Non-Essential Items: -Sleeping bag (can rent in Kathmandu) -Trekking poles (can buy or rent in Kathmandu) -Rain pants For more information Contact us.
▶Do I need to purchase my own travel insurance?
⏸Yes. Most trips run smoothly, but once in awhile something unexpected can happen, that’s why we highly recommend and to join one of our trips you must have travel insurance. Please see our travel insurance section for more information.
▶Will I get altitude sickness on the Trek?
⏸It is possible. There is no way to tell beforehand how you will be affected by the altitude. It is usually only above 3500 meters when people start to feel symptoms. Please see our page on altitude sickness for detailed information.
▶Will I have access to the internet?
⏸Yes some of the place you will be able to use Internet if there in not any technical probem. eg; Lukla, Namche Bazzar, Pheriche and Gorakshep.
▶Can I charge my camera batteries on the trek?
⏸Yes you can charge batteries but you’ll be charged by the hour and you’ll have to bring your own charger. Charges vary between 100 and 300 rupees per hour.
▶Will my mobile phone work on this trek?
⏸Cell phones work at most of the places on Everest region trek, depending on your mobile provider. There are also phone services almost everywhere we go if you need to reach home.
▶What is the accommodation like?
⏸We can tailor the accommodation to meet your requests. While in Kathmandu we generally stay in very nice 3-4 star hotels. During the treks, we will be staying in local guesthouses along the trail. The guesthouses vary, but overall are clean, charming and meet all of your needs.
▶Is the water and food safe?
⏸The tap and mountain water in Nepal are generally not safe to drink for tourists. Bottled water, boiling water or using water purification tablets are your best options. Tea and coffee are okay to drink. Yes, the food is safe in Nepal. And delicious!
▶What happens if I get sick or get hurt while trekking?
⏸Basically our guide will sort out the things what to do. If it is not too bad you may go down by walking, however in the event of an emergency there usually is access to a telephone line or satellite phone for an evacuation via helicopter. This is another reason to be sure you are covered with adequate travel insurance!
▶Who are the guides?
⏸Mountain World Treks hires guiding professionals with a love and passion for outdoor travel and adventure. Our guides have been with us for many years and know the trails well. They all speak English very well and know how to take good care of the clients. Please see our About Us page for more information on our guides.
▶Will I have to carry all of my own stuff on the Trek?
⏸No, unless you request to. Our porters will carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. All you need to carry are your essential items for the day. The porter fee is included in the price of your trip. We plan for 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient. For more information Please Contact us.
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