Mount Everest, rising 8,848m (29,028ft) above sea level reigns as the highest mountain on Earth. For decades summiting Everest has been considered one of the greatest mountaineering achievements. In the spring of each year, we embrace this intense challenge by taking a group of qualified climbers to Nepal to climb Mt. Everest via the South Col route. The South Col was the first successfully climbed route on Mt. Everest as Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay accomplished this feat in 1953. Since then, the South Col has seen over 400 ascents. It is by far, the most successfully climbed route on the mountain.
The Everest area, known locally as Sagarmatha National Park, is home to some of the world’s highest peaks as well as the famous Sherpas, migrants from eastern Tibet who crossed over the Himalaya and settled here sometime in the late 1400s or early 1500s. This trek is one that goes deep into the heart of the Himalaya. “View of Mt Amadablam (6,812m) from Tengbouche”.
The mountain views are stunning, and the simplicity and hospitality of the Sherpa community are heartwarming. You will get to take in the awe-inspiring views of Mt. Everest, the tallest of them all, Mt Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Lobouche Peak, Mt Amadablam, Kasum Kangru peak, Thamserku peak and Kwangde peak.
You will also be visiting Sherpa villages and monasteries to gain insight into their culture and lifestyle from up close. Trek to the north of Gokyo towards to the Ranjo la Pass (5,340m) and to the border of Tibet Nangpa La are most interesting and quiet area of the Everest region. The people and area are pretty much looking alike Tibet and Tibetans. The area to the North of Thame to Nangpa La is a restricted area so that to visit the area of Nangpa La, we have to obtain a special trekking permit from the Dept of Immigration.
This high Passes trek into the Solu-Khumbu region begins with a spectacular mountain flight to Lukla & continually trekking along the Dudh Kosi (“Milk River”). After crossing the Namche Bazaar “Sherpa headquarter/Capital” we will continue on to Everest Base Camp via Dingbouche (4,350m) & Gorekshep (5,150m) with its beautiful natural beauty of the Himalayas & better introduction of local Sherpa cultures. Another part of this trek continues to North West of Thame/Everest region to the border to the Tibet Nangpa La. You will see the areas quiet and fewer trekkers and little bit different cultures and people’s there, kind of Sherpas and Tibetans mix up cultures.
- Explore the ancient & fascination city of Kathmandu
• our experienced Sherpa guide ensures you enjoy the high-quality adventures
• Take a flight to Lukla & view numerous Himalayan Giants on the way
• Trek through the Khumbu valley & Gokyo valleys.
• Climb Kala Patther 5,555m, viewpoint of Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Ri (5,360m) viewpoint of Cho-Oyu.
• Learn about the Sherpa Culture with our friendly staff & local peoples
Is it right for me?
Nangpala, Chola pass and Everest Base camp trek is an appropriate goal for bushwalkers and hikers or day-walkers looking for an extra challenge. This is a chance to get amongst the Himalayas in the relative comfort of simple lodges.
The trekking days are not long, as your body needs time to acclimatize and after all, you are on holiday. You will need to be able to walk for 4-8 hours a day with a daypack.
We are generally early abed but you might want to hang around and chat with your fellow trekkers, staff or local people or play a game of cards. Rest days normally involve a part-day hike to a place of interest or viewpoint as well as some relaxation time.
Depending on your general level of fitness you may benefit from a training regime in the lead up to the trek.
This expedition introduces you to high altitude trekking. A spirit of adventure and a willingness to stretch your horizons are what you’ll need. Some experience of hiking will be an advantage.
Why go with Blue Dragon Adventure?
On this Gokyo valley and Everest Base camp trek, your trek leader will be a qualified Nepalese trek guide. They are there to ensure your trek is a wonderful, fun and safe experience.
Your accomplished and friendly trip guide will help you to enjoy and appreciate the cultural and natural attractions of the region. They will assist with daily arrangements as you eat in and stay in the tents. The package uses a steady acclimatization program and allows time for bad weather along the way, giving participants the maximum chance of success.
The trek will be well planned, well led, and well resourced with good quality food, transport, equipment, first aid and communications.
Accommodation and Food
In Kathmandu: We will be staying at the Shanker Hotel (4 stars). This charming historic palace has a huge peaceful garden with a pool and is just on the edge of the main tourist area, Thamel.
It is safe and clean and well staffed and is a safe place to leave your clean town clothes and other gear when you are in the hills. There are many restaurants in Kathmandu catering to western tastes as well as plenty of local Dahl Bhat (rice and lentils) shops at very reasonable prices.
On the Trek:
Generally, along the regular trekking areas have developed well facilities available teahouse lodges. Which are mainly used by trekkers walk along the trail, however some are very cosy and comfortable and some are a basic standard. Blue Dragon Adventure will accommodate you as best available lodges en route along the journey and your lodge room will be provided with a bed, pillow blanket. If you are using your own personal sleeping bag is always recommended to bring with you.
Foods at local teahouses are hygienic and usually delicious which are prepared by using local agro-products. They offer a variety foods, for breakfast, Toast, different styles of eggs, pancake, porridge, Muesli with milk, and other creels, For lunch and dinner, variety of potato, different curries, rice, noodles and pasta, pizza, spring roll, Nepali food and others food, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. They also use some from the market which is not possible to grow up there and produce locally.
When to go?
Autumn season (Sept-Nov) being the best season for trekking, offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views, and also the best season for peak climbing.
Summer months (June-September) of the year which coincides with monsoon begins in mid-June and drains in mid-September making travel wet and warm. The mountain views may not be at their best as rain clouds and haze overhang the mountains occasionally obscuring the enchanting views. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation.
Spring season (March-May) is the expedition season and the best time for climbing the high peaks. It is mildly warm at lower elevations but occasional haze mars the beautiful view of mountains. At higher elevations over 4,000 meters, the mountain views are excellent and the temperature is quite moderate even at night.
Winter season (December-February) is noted for cold weather with occasional snowfall at higher elevations. Again, excellent views are common. These months are popular and ideal for trekking for those who are well equipped or who remain at lower elevations below 3,000 meters. Most of the hotel owners will come to the lower altitude cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Although trekking in Nepal can be organized throughout the year, October through May is considered to be the best months for trekking.
Illness & Evacuation
Most of our adventures in the Himalaya take us to remote regions of high altitude. We always take our time to acclimatize properly and we allow for additional rest days. While most people may experience minor ill effects from high altitudes, there are some who have persistent symptoms, which require a return to a lower altitude or emergency evacuation. Adjusting to a new diet can also take some time.
All clients are required to have travel insurance covering emergency rescue, usually by helicopter. We must stress that this kind of evacuation occurs in a life or death situation only. Rest and/or descent to a lower altitude are the best remedies for most illnesses experienced out on the trail. Circumstances differ, and the head guide with regard to treatment and itinerary will evaluate each situation. Considering the ill person condition, if helicopter evacuation required then just coordinate with your guide, he can talk to us, we will arrange the fastest evacuation system immediately. We will work with you to accommodate your needs and requests to the best of our ability. There are small, limited health clinics in some areas, hours of operation dependent upon the season. Additional costs incurred in cases of illness are not the responsibility of mine or will be charged as an extra cost.