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Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) via the Gokyo Valley and Cho La Pass is a superb add-on to the classic trek to Everest. This is a more intense challenge where you not only reach Everest Base Camp but also climb over the spectacular Cho La Pass & enjoy the crystal blue lakes of Gokyo Valley.

Altitude range: 4000 - 6000m

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All about this trip

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass add on is another circuit trek in the Khumbu region. This is a great introduction to an adventure in Nepal. Taking you to four different high altitudes in the region: Gokyo RI (5,360m), Cho La Pass (5,420m), Kala Patthar (5,550m) and the base camp of Everest (5,364m), this trek to the base camp of Mt Everest with Chola Pass and Gokyo Lake offers a heavenly view of Mount Everest along with Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu and other peaks rising above 6000-8000 meter from sea level.

Our standard, 18 days Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lakes and Chola Pass trek itinerary offers something a little bit different. Trekkers can enjoy the many Gokyo Lakes, large glaciers like Ngozumba and Khumbu, Sagarmatha National Park with various rare species of plants and animals, rivers, valleys and birch pine and rhododendron forests. Moreover, trekkers can get acquainted with the lifestyle, culture, tradition and the festival of legendary Sherpas living in the villages of Lukla, Namche, Phakding, Tengboche, Pangboche, Pheriche and other small Sherpa settlements of the Everest region.

March-May and October-December are the best months to plan the Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lakes and Chola Pass treks. Moreover, if you are hoping for a deeper look into Sherpa cultural practices, then the best month is October and April for Mani Rimdhu and Dumje festivals respectively.

The package price includes full board during the trek and bed & breakfast in Kathmandu. Accommodation is arranged in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu and local lodges/guest houses during the trek. However, this hike to Everest Base camp with also Chola Pass and Gokyo Lakes is considerably challenging. Any of our standard packages ensure proper acclimatization, with an average of 5-7 hour walk in a day, Thus, any physically fit person, with sound health can plan this trek. The trails are guided by local guides and native Sherpas.

The journey begins with a 35 min flight to Lukla airport. The trek both begins and ends in Lukla, which is followed by a flight back to Kathmandu

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Join us on the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Valley and Cho La Pass

A unique trip designed by Bucket List. This circuit is one of our ‘dream’ Everest treks
Our Everest Base Camp Trek includes 2 rest days, giving you more time to acclimatise
Our Team in Nepal have been guiding to Everest since 2001. In the spring season, you can meet climbers at base camp.
You stay in comfortable lodges (or “Tea Houses”) rather than camping
We take special care of our porters & guides. They are probably the best equipped in Nepal.
Your kit bag is carried for you, so you only need carry a day pack
Prices include all permits
You can take advantage of our free duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek.

Experience Required

The Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Valley is suitable for keen walkers/trekkers. However Cho La Pass is a tough and arduous climb and as this route takes you over a remote high pass, experience of having been to 5000-metres before is helpful. Those who are able to walk for 4 – 5 hours in a day with experience of walking up steep, boulder-strewn paths whilst using hands to scramble upwards over rocky steps should find this route suitable for them.

Equipment

We can forward a detailed equipment list upon booking. However you can also view our Recommended Equipment for this trip »

Over the years, we have gained an incredible amount of experience and expertise in outdoor equipment and clothing. We have applied this to each trip that we offer and recommend what we believe to be the most suitable items for your trip.

What's included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of the tour price
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle
  • 3 night accommodation in the excellent Aspara Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Full day guided city tour in a private vehicle
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance.
  • Airport transfer for domestic flight
  • Trekking permit and TIMS permit
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All accommodation whilst on trek (Lodge/Tea house) or Tent on request
  • Fresh fruit after dinner
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Government licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Duffel bag if required
  • EverTrek mountain Goody bag
  • Oximeter & Heart Rate Monitor– To calculate Oxygen Levels and Heart rate to help with Altitude

What's not included in this tour?

Items that are not included in the cost of the tour price
  • International flight to Kathmandu
  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
  • Personal expenses including mineral water, and alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation
  • Any Staff Tips
  • Additional Airline baggage costs for return flights to Lukla (only 15 kg included)
  • Day 1

    Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

    Welcome to Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal. Today is your first day with Bucket List Adventure Travel. Therefore, we send one of our company representatives to receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), who will further escort you to a tourist standard hotel booked for you in Kathmandu. If possible, we also schedule a meeting at our office, for the briefing regarding the trek followed by an introduction session with other team members (especially Sherpas and guides). Today, we also arrange a welcome dinner in one of the most popular local restaurants, where you can also enjoy the ethnic dance and cultural music along with great Nepali food. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and the dinner can be scheduled for the following day.

    Meals included: Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Nepali food, Cultural music and Ethnic dance.)

  • Day 2

    Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

    The capital, Kathmandu valley itself, is a huge area of natural, cultural and historical sites. Therefore, today, we take you on a few hour tours to the major attractions of Kathmandu valley. After spending few hours observing these wonderful sites, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your clothing and trekking gears (down jacket, trekking boots, sleeping bags etc.) required during the trek. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    (Highlights of the day: World Heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square-a historical structure offering architectural wonder, the Pashupatinath temple-a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- lord possessing the power of destruction, Swyambhunath and Boudhanat-a Buddhist shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha- Light of Asia.

    Optional site:Another World Heritage site ‘Patan Durbar Square’ along with other historical masterpieces like Mahabouddha Temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and Kumbeshwor Temple.)

  • Day 3

    Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding; 3-4 hour trek (2,652m/8,700ft)

    Today is the first day of the trek and our destination is Phakding. We will be escorted in a private vehicle to the Tribhuvan International Airport to board an early morning flight to Lukla. After 30-35 min the plane will finally land at the Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport). On reaching the airport, we will be introduced to the other crew members awaiting our arrival. At the same time, luggage will also be prepared for the porters. Once everything is set, the ultimate trek begins towards the destination of the day, leaving Lukla behind. After four hours of downhill and flat trail experience, we finally reach Phakding. You can freshen up and rest for some time. Then we will go for a short walk in the village of Phakding or even a hike to nearby Gompas for acclimatization purpose. The night will be spent at a lodge in Phakding.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Wonderful aerial view of the terrain from the plane, colorful Lukla village, ‘Mani’ prayer rocks, Phakding village and ‘Gompas’ monasteries, downhill and flat trail)

  • Day 4

    Trek to Namche Bazzar. (3440m/11,283ft)

    Today is the second day of the trek and our destination is Namche Bazaar. Without wasting a single minute we leave Phakding and move towards Monju crossing a few suspension bridges and small settlements. Monju is popularly recognized as the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. On reaching Sagarmatha National Park, the team leaders will take care of the necessary national park formalities at entrance, while you can enjoy small tea houses and shops. We then enter the national park, from where a vertical drop down the hill will bring us across a few suspension bridges. On crossing these bridges the trail leads uphill towards Namche Bazaar that offers the first view of Mt. Everest along with other peaks. The night will be spent at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: small settlements like Zapute, Toktok, Benkar, Chumoa and Monju, Sagarmatha National Park, small tea houses and shops, suspension bridges, steep trail, Namche Bazaar and the very first view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Mt. Kusum Khangru.)

  • Day 5

    Acclimatisation day

    Today, the third day of the trek, we get involved in the activities that help us to adapt to the change in altitude and thinning air. Remaining active is the best way to acclimatize. Therefore, instead of resting, we visit nearby popular Sherpa villages like Khumjung and Khunde, which further aids in acclimatization. We explore the monasteries and the lifestyle of the people at Namche. Namche bazaar offers varieties of options to spend the day. Hence, the remaining day can either be spent visiting the National Park Head office, Museum and other nearby monasteries or, you can also spend some quality time at cafes and bakeries or talking to your family making internet calls. The night will be spent at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Thame-an old Sherpa village, settlements like Khumjung/Khunde/Khongde, National Park Head office, Museum, monasteries, cafes, bakeries, shops, restaurants, post office, hospital, government health post, 24 hour electricity and water supply and high speed internet access)

  • Day 6

    Trek to Dole. (4,200m/13,779ft)

    Today is the fourth day of the trek and our destination is Dhole. Leaving Namche Bazaar behind, an easy walk will take us to Kyangjuma that offers one of the best views of towering peaks. The walk continues through the rhododendron forest until we reach Sanasa, which is a major trail junction of Gokyo Valley and the Everest Base Camp. Leaving the Everest Base Camp trail, we follow the stone steps trail that lies on our left hand side and walk towards Mong. From Mong, a slight descent will take us to the bank of the Dudh Koshi River as we cross Phortse Thanga. We hike up till Tenga, following the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. From here, leaving the bank of the river, we further hike up to Dhole through birch and rhododendron forest. The night will be spent at a lodge in Dhole.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Splendid view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Khumbila (a sacred mountain of the patron god of the Khumbu region, first view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse Shar, Taboche, Kangtega & Thamserku, longest Mani wall (prayer stone) in the Khumbu region, monastery, birch and rhododendron forest featuring musk deer, Himalayan thar, pheasants, and a wonderful view of the waterfalls.)

  • Day 7

    Trek to Machherma. (4,470m/14,665)

    Today is the fifth day of the trek and our destination is Machhermo. As we hike up from Dhole, the vegetation becomes sparse, which is definitely dominated by the magnificent view of the nearing peak. We first climb a short scenic ridge and head towards north, enjoying the mountain views. A gentle ascend will first take us to Luza, from where we walk down to the river. Then a steep climb will take us to the terminal moraine of Ngozumba glacier. From here, we head towards Machherma, which is the last major settlement on the way to Gokyo. The night will be spent at a lodge in Machhermo.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Magnificent views of snow capped peaks, tea shops, terminal moraine of Ngozumba glacier and few small settlements.)

  • Day 8

    Trek to Gokyo (4,790m/15,715ft)

    Today is the sixth day of the trek and this day will take us to one of the destinations of this trek, Gokyo Valley. We first climb up the ridge, then an easy flat walk will take us to the bottom of the small rocky mountain. After a short climb, we cross a bridge and get to the first Gokyo lake (Lonspunga Tso). We continue towards the second Gokyo lake (Taujung Tsho). Following the west bank of the glacier, we walk up to the third Gokyo lake (Gokyo Tsho). On reaching the lake the walk continues till the east bank of the lake where lodges are located. The remaining days will be spent exploring the lakes and glacier. The night will be spent at a lodge in Gokyo.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: First lake, where we get to observe the footprints of ancient Lamas, splendid turquoise blue Second Lake and Third Lake, splendid view of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and Thamsermu, Gokyo Village and the facilities offered by the lodges in the village.)

  • Day 9

    Acclimatisation/explore day

    Today is the seventh day of the trek and the day is spent exploring the valley. First, we climb up the Gokyo RI (5,630m) above the village on the northern edge of the lake. We spend some time relishing the view of the magnificent mountains. Then, we walk down to the lodge, have lunch and hike around the glacier. The night will be spent at a lodge in Gokyo Valley.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Excellent view of Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu from Gokyo RI, Gokyo RI is also a famous vantage point of a series of six Gokyo lakes, magnificent view and experience of Ngozumba glacier-the longest glacier in the Himalayas.)

  • Day 10

    Trek to Dragnak (4,700m/15,419ft)

    Today is the eighth day of the trek and our destination is Dragnag. Leaving the Third Lake behind, we start to walk early in the morning as we need to walk across the Ngozumba glacier. We cross the glacier before the sun gets stronger, as during the sunny days the ice melts, making the trail more slippery and difficult to walk. After crossing the glacier, following the east bank of the glacier, we slightly descend to Dragnag. The rest of the day can also be spent hiking nearby hills, which helps to acclimatize. The night will be spent at a lodge in Dragnag.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Slippery trail across Ngozumba glacier, view of small ice lakes formed by the glacier, ice falling with the sound of ice cracks, small hill hiking in Dragnag.)

  • Day 11

    Trek to High Chola Pass and walk down to Dzonglha (4,830m/15,846ft)

    oday is the ninth day of the trek and our destination is Dzongla via Chola pass. Today we reach the second destination of the trek, Chola Pass (5,420m). Initially, we walk a vertical uphill trail along a small stream crossing Chola Phedi. Then, the trail drops down to the bottom of the Chola pass. The trail here is icy, slippery and difficult to cross. From the base, a steep rocky ascent will take us to the top of the Chola Pass. The top greets you with flapping prayer flag and a wonderful view of Gokyo Valley. After spending some time here, a steep descend following icy (use of crampons recommended) and rocky trail will first take us to the valley, from where Dzongla is fairly an easy walk. The night will be spent at a lodge in Dzongla.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Magnificent view of Ama Dablam & Cholatse and the Gokyo Valley from Cho La pass, flapping prayer flags on top of Chola pass, experience of difficult, icy, slippery and rocky up and downhill trail, and a grand view of Cholatse North face from Dzongla.)

  • Day 12

    Trek to Lobuche (4,910m/16,108ft)

    Today is the tenth day of the trek and our destination is Lobuche. From Dzongla, the trail continues to descend east, crossing Chola and then taking the trail on the left side, we continue to hike up to the place where the trail meets the Everest Base Camp trail. Further ascend from here will finally take us to Lobuche. After having lunch, we also hike a bit and explore the Khumbu Glacier. The night will be spent at a lodge in Lobuche.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Splendid views of mountains and glaciers, tombstone of trekkers who lost their lives in the glacier, view of the Khumbu and Lobuche glacier.)

  • Day 13

    Trek to Gorak Shep - Everest Base Camp - Gorak Shep: 6-7 hour (5,140m/16,863ft)

    Today is the eleventh day of the trek and we finally reach the major destination of the trek, the Everest Base Camp. Following the west bank of the Khumbu Glacier, the trail continues to ascend till Lobuche pass. Shortly after crossing this pass, we come across a junction of Changri Nup and Changri Shar Glacier that merge to Khumbu Glacier. We walk across the glacier to reach Gorakshep, located at the bottom of Kala Patthar. Leaving the trail that leads to Kala Patthar, we hike up to the base camp of the Everest. We spend some time exploring the area and then walk back down to the lodge at Gorakshep. The remaining day will be spent either exploring the area or simply resting at the lodge. The night will be spent at a lodge in Gorakshep.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Experience of glaciers like Khumbu, Lobuche, Changri Nup and Changri Shar, Lobuche & Thokla pass, north ridge of Everest along with 360 degree vista of snowy mountains like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, a glimpse of Kala Pathhar, rocky and glacial trail and the Everest Base Camp marked with colorful prayer flags.)

  • Day 14

    Hike to Kala Pattar - Pheriche: 7-8 hours (4,240m/13,910ft)

    Today is the twelfth day of the trek and our destination is Pheriche, after a hike to Kala Patthar. Today, we first hike up to Kala Patthar, which is considered the best vantage point in the entire Khumbu region. Today we start early, in fact, before breakfast to see the early morning sun rays striking the mountains. Initially, we hike for about two hours, which will take us to Kala Pathhar. We enjoy the sunrise view in the mountains, spend some time taking pictures and relishing the view, then we hike down to Gorakshep for breakfast. Following the same route used earlier, we hike down to Lobuche. After walking for some time, we cross Thokla pass and further walk down towards the suspension bridge at Dughla. We cross the suspension bridge and then walk down to Pheriche. The night will be spent at a lodge in Pheriche.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day:Sunrise view and the mind blogging view of majestic Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Thamserku, Mera Peak and other peaks of the Everest region from Kala Patthar, and a second chance to experience the view of glaciers like Changri Shar, Changri Nup and Khumbu, the experience of Lobuche pass and Thokla pass, tombstones and small settlements like Lobuche, Dhughla, Phulaji and Pheriche.)

  • Day 15

    Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440m/11,283ft)

    Today is the thirteenth day of the trek and our destination is Namche Bazaar. In the beginning, the downhill walk is quite easy. We pass through the yak grazing area of Somare, and then crossing the village of Pangboche and Deboche we reach Tengboche, through the rhododendron forest. From Tengboche, a vertical descend will take us to the bridge across the Dudhkoshi river. On crossing the bridge, we again hike up to Kyagjuma, crossing Sanasa. A fairly easy, downhill walk will finally take us to Namche Bazaar.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Vertical and flat trail experience, lifestyle and settlement of people in the settlements like Somare, Pangboche, Deboche, Tengboche, Phunke Tenga, Khyangjuma and Namche featuring a number of monasteries and Chortens, Tengboche Monastery – the largest monastery in the Khumbu region, along with the view of majestic peaks: Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Tawache, a walk through rhododendron, pine and juniper forest, water driven prayer wheels, stone-steps, the longest Mani walls, Tenzing Norgye Memorial Stupa, and the modern facilities at Namche Bazaar.)

  • Day 16

    Trek to Lukla(2,652m/8,700ft)

    Today is the last day of the trek and our destination is Lukla. Starting Namche, a 6-7 hour trek will finally take us to Lukla. The trail continues downhill towards the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, where the Bhote Koshi River meets the Dudh Koshi River at Larja Dobhan. A slight descent from here will then take us to Monjo (entry and exit point of the Sagarmatha National Park). After the national park exit formalities, we walk down to cross a suspension bridge across Kyashar Khola, and following the east bank of the Bhote Koshi River, we further walk towards another bridge over the Bhote Koshi River. Now, following the west bank of the Bhote Koshi River, we walk down to Phakding. From Phakding, the trail descends till Thado Koshi Gaon, and a gradual ascent from here will finally take us to Lukla. Today, after reaching Lukla, you can either spend your time with the crew member or opt for some alone time to recollect the memories made during the past few days. The night will be spent at a lodge in Lukla.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Last view of Mt. Everest from Namche Bazaar, Kongde RI from Phakding and Kusum Khangkaru from Thado Koshigaon, beautiful rhododendron and Magnolia forest, trail accompanied by various prayer rocks –Mani wall and monasteries including 500 years old monastery – Pemacholing Monastery, small Sherpa settlements like Zapute, Toktok, Benkar, Chumoa and Monju, and finally the colorful village of Lukla.)

  • Day 17

    Fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

    Today is your last day in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Our Sherpas will carry your luggage to the airport, while other formalities will be taken care by your team leader. Once the plane lands at the airport, we will directly board the plane and fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning, enjoying the scenic view once again from the sky. A comfortable private vehicle will be awaiting our arrival in Kathmandu Airport, which will safely escort you to the hotel. In the evening, we meet for some time to discuss your trek and get feedback. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    (Highlights of the day: Wonderful aerial view of the terrain from the plane, tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu)

  • Day 18

    Final departure.

    Today is the last day of your trip in Nepal with Bucket List Adventure Travel. If your flight is scheduled early morning, then one of our company representatives will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. But, if the flight is scheduled later in the evening, you can go shopping and collect a few mementos or simply hang around shopping areas in Kathmandu. However, if you are planning to spend some extra days in Nepal, we can also make the arrangements for some other top adventurous activities that you can attend while you are in Nepal.

    The usual day for a trek: Every day, our guides will come to wake you up at around 7:00-7:30am. In case of special days (sunrise viewing days), our guides will wake you up early in the morning at around 4-5 am. A western breakfast: porridge, oats, toasts, etc. will be served at around 8:00-8:30am. The lunch will be served from a teahouse menu at about 12-1pm. However, the lunch time can also be postponed on request. The dinner will be served at around 8:30-9:00pm. Your accommodation is arranged in a lodge or local guest house during the trek and a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

    While you are walking, you can also request your guide to slow down and stop at the places where you want to take some snaps. After dinner and before going to the bed your team leader will brief you regarding the next day’s schedule.

Accommodation

Where you'll be staying during this trip

Whilst in Kathmandu, before and after your trek, we do like a little bit of comfort!

That's why we have handpicked 3 of the very best hotels in Trekkers paradise, Thamel.

Hotel Marshyangdi, Hotel Manang and Nepali Ghar are the hotels we use for all of our customers. 

 

Along the trek you will stay in comfortable lodges and Tea houses. These do change depending on the time of year you visit but all are on a twin sharing basis unless stated.

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Not been to EBC yet but have booked to go with them next March.I’ve just returned from a fantastic training weekend with them in the Brecon Beacons. It was wet and windy but Evertrek didn’t disappoint, . From start to finish, the experience was great. Both Andy( the owner) and his trusty sidekick Dave (the painted Yeti) were there to make us feel welcome. They were both hands on, and their knowledge was second to none. I can’t wait to actually go to Everest, and after this weekend I feel assured that I’ll be in great hands. Nothing was too much trouble, and it was great see the way that Andy and Dave talk about Everest with such a passion.Well done guys
Bribri Mcalpine
19:35 11 Aug 19
Fantastic company, run by a fantastic set of people.
Stephen Smurthwaite
16:33 03 Aug 19
Wouldn’t hesitate to book again with Evertrek 👍🏼👍🏼🏔🏔😍
Lena Trafford
21:13 21 May 19
This trip was exceptional from start to finish. Has to be one of the best run and professional companies I have come across. Before we even started we were sent weekly emails and lots of correspondence to get us excited for the trip. Any questions and worries were answered straight away some even by video replies!! The actual Everest base camp trip itself was one of the best experiences of my life however very tough! Everything from start to finish was run perfectly. I couldn’t have asked for more from Andy, Dave and the Sherpas they provided! A 5 star service all round!
Lee Wardle
19:03 07 May 19
Still to go to Basecamp, but they have been very helpful with the many questions I have asked them about our up coming trek.
Stewart Strang
15:54 01 Feb 19
I had the most fantastic trip in Nepal, all thanks to evertrek. Andy was so so helpful from the moment I first rang about going. Nothing was ever to much, always had a speedy reply- which was reassuring when I was stressing about equipment. The training weekend that they offer is also incredibly helpful and really gets you ready for your holiday. Our guide in Nepal, Bhim and his team, were absolutely fantastic, they worked unbelievably hard, you never wanted for anything. (Watch them, they cheat at cards!!haha) As for the trek, the negotiations of getting to Lukla were a bit up in the air...but that's just Nepal! Go with the flow. But once we got there, it was absolutely brilliant, everyday the scenery was beautiful and I never felt like they expected to much from you. Plenty of rest time and tea stops! I personally really enjoyed the food (I lived on veggi curry and rice-you get seconds :D) and thought all the accommodation was fine!! Basically an all round incredible trip, there wasn't a second I didn't enjoy!!! Highly recommend Andy and the team. Would defo do another trek with them 😀
Lucy Groves
19:39 21 Jan 19
Just returned from the Everest Base Camp and what an amazing trip it was! Evertrek got it spot on from start to finish, not having to worry about a single thing and well looked after. Our guide Phurba, Sherpa Harry and porters were brilliant! Getting us up the mountain in one piece and looking after us superbly along the way. I would highly recommend using Evertrek as your trekking company! Brilliant service
Brooke Fiona Jones
13:30 27 Oct 18
Recently returned from our EBC trek and I can’t fault Evertrek, right from the minute you sign up Andy is giving advice and replying to any queries you might have. Special thanks to Phurba and Harry our guides over there, they keep a eye on you and don’t let you go to quickly up the mountain and look after you. If you are thinking about doing it just go for it you won’t regret it . Awesome
Douglas Smith
13:09 27 Oct 18
Having recently returned from EBC, I can’t fault the level of service that Evertrek provided. From reaching Kathmandu I was looked after from the start. Special thanks go to our Sherpa Phurba our guide Harry, the portars who all made the experience top class. Andy Moore goes that extra mile ensuring you are well looked after even after the trek has finished. Top bloke, top team and top company - Thanks Evertrek.
Thomas Hallam
12:32 27 Oct 18
I had the most amazing trip to Everest Base Camp with Evertrek, thank you Andy for being the font of all knowledge about this trip and for Rishi our guide for looking after us. It is probably the most challenging holiday I have ever done but it was worth every moment and the scenery was just stunning. Nepal is an amazing place and I will definitely go back one day. Thanks to Evertrek and my trekking buddies for a very special holiday.
Pamela Kuepfer
17:22 20 Oct 18
Great time in Nepal doing Everest Base Camp with Evertrek. Thanks Andy!
Gilles Comeau
13:07 12 Oct 18
Just returned from Everest Base Camp trek and it was absolutely brilliant! Many thanks to everyone at EverTrek, especially Andy - from start to finish the organisation was par excellence. Special thanks to Rishi our guide and my trekking companions who put the icing on the cake to make one of my dreams come true.
Phil Costin
20:54 10 Oct 18
Having recently booked myself on a trip to Everest Base Camp with Evertrek, I thought it would be one of those trips where you get to hear about everything you should have done two weeks before you go. Not with Andy and Evertrek. Immediately Andy was in touch with information, assistance and support. You could feel his energy coming at you. Along with the practical advice, Evertrek arrange training activities. These are great for finding out first hand what you need to know and how you might cope with the activities ahead. It really does crank up the excitement when you share your thoughts and views with fellow Evertrekers. This weekend we had one of these training activities in the Brecons. Andy made us all very welcome, and was there all the way, rain and shine, to helps us all along. We made some great connections, enjoyed the socialising (you earn it!) and came away even more excited to be getting on the plane to Nepal. Hopefully there will be more such events to enjoy, and build on the training already done. I’m already walking the dogs for 10mins more🙂.Thanks to Andy and the team for a great weekend. Good luck to those on their way in the next few months, and those who have a longer wait we can share your excitement.
Alan Payne
18:10 27 Aug 18
Brilliant Training Weekend in the Brecon Beacons with Andy and met some great people and got a good insight into what to expect for my trip in October. Can’t wait now....roll on EBC
Hayley Shadrake
19:14 26 Aug 18
Overjoyed with my recent trip to EBC. I can't praise Evertrek enough. From the 1st day I contacted Andy he has been amazing. Offering fantastic advice & tips before my trip. Hotel, guides & transfers in Kathmandu were spot on. Biggest credit has to go to the guide & sherpa who take care of you every step of the way. Thank you Evertrek
Donna Brown
11:12 23 Jun 18
The EverTrek organisation was excellent, the choice of Kathmandu hotel superb, good trek accommodation and great choice of food. I was impressed with the punctuality of transfer arrangements too. Keep up the good work!
Mike Dean
18:25 06 Apr 18
Evertrek delivered a brilliant trip to Everest base camp, good communication throughout, helpful info before your trip and kit list download, brilliant hotel and city tour, top Sherpa guide and team of porters, thank you Evertrek
Mark Angell
18:10 06 Apr 18
Anna Bach
15:02 17 Mar 18
A truly wonderful once in a lifetime experience. My sister and I trekked to Everest Basecamp with Evertrek to mark the tenth anniversary of our dearest Mum passing away. It was an emotional experience we will never forget. It gave us time to reflect on wonderful times past and brought us closer as only shared endeavour can. The Himalayan backdrop was the perfect location.But it's the people that made the trek. Our guide Kishor is a wonderful guy. A real fixer, high altitude expert, family man and now, friend. When the weather delayed our flight, he did everything he could to make sure we were first onto another. His experience, knowledge and local contacts got us into places we just wouldn't have seen without him. He knew when to go to the best places to avoid the crowds and he was the picture of happiness with his infectious smile. He was kind to the point of putting us first all the time, without hesitation. A true gentlemen and the source of lots of fun and laughter - perfect for morale. Our porters also deserve a mention for their hard work and dedication through some difficult long days at high altitude. Manesh was particularly hard working and charming, keen to learn and become a guide himself in time. Our trek wouldn't have been the same without them and when I go again I will definitely seek out the same team.My recommendation? Grab a loved one and go trekking in Nepal in the capable hands of the Evertrek team. And request Kishor to be your guide. You won't regret it.
Stuart Everitt
16:09 29 Nov 17
Well Evertrek you did not disappoint! Finally managed to tick the box in life and get to Everest Base Camp all thanks to Andy Moore. A colleague of mine actually recommended Bucket list (Evertrek) after he completed the EBC and three passes trek. So I made contact with Andy and the rest is history so they say. My brother and I booked the Everest Base Camp Classic 15 day trek and all elements met our expectations with ease. On arrival at KTM we met our guide Kishor who took us to our hotel. We stayed at the Hotel Buddy as the Apsara was full. Lovely hotel. Nice clean rooms. The city tour was brilliant and welcome meal good. Onto the trek itself. The journey up to Lukla was exciting and after a delay of a few hours (not days thankfully) we arrived and met our Porters. Then dream really did begin and the trek started following the tracks the towards Namche, and beyond to EBC. The sheer beauty of the scenery and mountains during the trek was awe inspiring. The first glimpse of Everest on day three bought a tear to the eye. The leg of the trek to EBC was long and hard given the altitude but a massive sense of achievement was felt by all of our party when we got there! Worthy of special mention was our guide Kishor. He dealt with a few admin issues at the domestic terminal at KTM airport ensuring we got on a flight and during trek making sure that we got the best possible experience out of the trek. Friendly and knowledgable I cant recommend Kishor highly enough. Nothing was too much trouble for him. All in all this was the trip of a lifetime, with breathtaking scenery, expect some long tough days of trekking staying in typical basic lodges. This is the only way in my opinion to experience Nepal and the Khumbu region at its very best. If you are looking to trek to Everest Base Camp look no further than Evertrek! Book now and experience the EBC dream and create some forever memories!
Sarah Piper-Smith
17:27 17 Nov 17
Thanks guys for the experience of a lifetime. What can I say about Evertrek! Simply brilliant. From the moment we spoke with Andy and signed up it was all taken care of. The guides were truly amazing, professional and were always on-hand to look after us. Listen, this is a tough challenge but it's well within the reach of most of you out there considering the possibility. I've kept myself pretty fit all my life (63 years young) but trying to keep up with my sons was, at times, pushing my limits. The scenery is so beautiful it becomes an emotional challenge at times. We did Kilimanjaro a few years ago - Base Camp blows that away completely. However, you need to be in the best hands and we were. Our guides, Rahul and Krishna were meticulous in making sure we were looked after every step of the way and needless to say we have become friends for life. I cannot recommend EverTrex highly enough. Don't think about this for too long - just do it. They'll get there and you'll never forget the experience. So,as soon as I have some pics ready I'll upload and share but please do not hesitate to contact me while I'm still flying through thin air!!! Thanks again Andy and EverTrex
Alan Irwin
10:18 23 Oct 17
Loved every minute of the Everest Base Camp trek! The guys were all very accommodating and helpful in the build up to and on the trek. Everything about the package ensured my time was comfortable, fun and without any worries. Our guide Rawal was informative, friendly and a great laugh when he got his drums out on the last night! A big thank you to Evertrek for making this happen and I look forward to booking with you guys again!
Thomas Hirst
19:28 10 Oct 17
Somnath Simkhada
17:08 09 Sep 17
Recently returned from trekking in Upper Mustang,Nepal.. and still in awe! What a trip! Amazing service from Andy and Dave in helping me plan the most amazing,unique,epic,challenging,tough,rewarding and memorable experiences...with stunning unspoilt views and a different pace of life. They provided me with friendly, knowledgeable,caring guides. I really couldn't have asked for a better trek. Highly recommend and will use again.
Melissa 'Gillette' Jones
15:19 09 Aug 17
Hey guys!Just wanted to say a huge thanks to all at Bucket List, both here and in Nepal, for making my trip to EBC, Cho La and Gokyo so enjoyable and memorable. Himal, my guide, was a star and I enjoyed his company throughout the two plus weeks we were together; he looked after me really well and I have no doubt that his local knowledge helped to smooth the way on a few occasions when accommodation was tight! If my wife can be persuaded to let me go again, you will be my first port of call.Cheers!
Ian Folly
15:16 15 May 17
What a first class service, Andy was supportive, knowledgeable and really quick at replying. If you want to make base camp then this is the way to do it, from the airport to the top and back again. Fully supported, with a friendly team. Would not hesitate to book more treks in Nepal with Andy. Thank you team.
Paul Jim Hawkins
06:19 05 Jan 17
Amazing company!!! The owners are so helpful and made my trip to nepal (everest base camp & gokyo lakes) perfect. Very organised and always there for you!
Theresa Burger
01:06 07 Nov 16
Everest basecamp TICK...thanks for organising! Fantastic company, extremely friendly and professional.
Max Bibby
14:51 11 Jul 16
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