Hotel and Accommodation on Gokyo Chola Pass Trek:
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at standard hotels ( Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower) similar of 3 star standard hotel and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and local tea houses, they are clean and comfortable. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200. Do let us know if you want to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu or in Major city.
Meals and drinks on Gokyo Chola Pass Trek:
The meals while you are on trek are included on our package and they are taken in lodges; we will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights and our will guide will choose and stop for lunch on available place every day on trek and we recommend you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free, then you can have the normal water and use the medicine and drink however you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water in every places as well. There will also be farewell dinners for guests in Kathmandu.
Transports used on Gokyo Chola Pass Trek:
We will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return.
Electricity and battery charges on trek:
There are electricity available in some of the villages on our Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking where you can re- charges your camera batteries and there is solar power in some villages we trek through and you can recharges your batteries in those places as well if they have enough power and we suggest you to have spare batteries as well and you will have to pay some for recharging batteries.
Luggage/Bag pack on Gokyo Chola Pass Trek:
Your main luggage will be carried by porters on trek and you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, and etc, during the trek, as small loads allows you for full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your hand bag; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more which is extra on our tour cost.
Guide/Porter on trek:
We provide trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guides you and your team on the trek) and porters, a porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20 Kg (10 Kg from each trekker) and if there are more than 10 people in the group then we will provide you additional guide for the group.
Group Size, guide and crew member:
Welcome Nepal Treks organize Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking for single people to maximum 15 people at once or even if you have more than 15 people then we can split the group in to two or more groups (according to the number of trekkers) however you all can walk together and stay at same guest house and there are only different guide, and there are 1 guide up to 10 people and 2 guide for 11-15 people and a porter for each 2 trekkers. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date.
Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:
The Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date like every day at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.
Personal expenses on trek:
Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and as the meals are included on our Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking cost ,so, you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), and meals ( A meal cost 5-7USD in Kathmandu) for your Kathmandu stay, entrance fees ( approx: 25USD) while your tour in Kathmandu, if you do not drink alcohol and sopping then 12-15USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks on trek and Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trek. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 10 - 15% of the total tour cost as tips to the staff and you can do this if you feel the services have been good.
Gears available in Kathmandu:
It's not necessary to spend a lot of money buying equipment for the Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking in your country as Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.
Best Time to Trek Gokyo Chola Pass:
The best time to trek to the Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
In case of a serious sickness or a casualty while you are on Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life (this has happened to us few times) and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue, so, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip, Common sense dictates this, it’s good for you and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
In event of flight cancellation/ delayed in/out Lukla:
If flight will get cancelled, then we will reschedule your flight for the following day. (Subject to availability). However, in a group, we could also hire a helicopter to fly in/out to Lukla to start/ end the trek as per the planned date and time and cost of helicopter flight is your own expenses. Helicopter flight will cost minimum of US$- 500 per person depending on group size. To cover this helicopter flight expenses, you are kindly requested to come with travel insurance that covers the flight cancellation for minimum of US$- 500 for a day so that you could claim for the flight cancellation once returned from the trip, and we will make documentation for this as per your require to submit to your insurance.
Booking and payment:
You are required to make 30% (non refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking along with your passport copy and flight detail (Arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is payable when you arrive in Nepal and you have options of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card, so, do let us know which modes of payment is convenient for you then we will forward the detail for payment.
In addition of Gokyo Chola Pass Trek, we organize extensions both within Nepal and other neighboring countries like Bhutan and Tibet of you have time and want us to arrange your extensions tours, you may do water rafting or a jungle safari, Pokhara tour or Lumbini Tour in Nepal or Bhutan or Tibet tour.