“A journey full of wilderness! Everest Chola pass Trek comprises of everything that the Everest region of Nepal can offer. From the achievement of being on the top of the world to crossing a high pass (Chola pass) at an elevation of 5367 meters. An awesome opportunity to admire the serenity of the turquoise colored Gokyo lakes!”
A challenging trip to Everest Region!
This trek is a superb combo of Everest Base Camp Trek, Chola Pass Trek and Gokyo valley Trek. During this journey, you will be able to stand right in front of the Mt. Everest and admire its spell binding beauty. Besides, crossing Chola Pass at an altitude of 5367 meters adds to the adventure of this trek. The astounding views of mountains, ice falls, glaciers and mountain lakes will keep us going even though the routes are long and tiring. The undulating long paths in the high elevation region is not a joke, but the captivating glory of mountains and the mountainous terrain is a motivation to accomplish Everest Chola Pass Trek.
What makes Everest Chola Pass Trek a must opt for journey?
Chola Pass Trek takes you to some heavenly locations in Everest region. You will be able to rejoice the glory of mountains, high passes, glaciers, icefalls and mountain lakes in abundance. Everest View Hotel, Everest Base Camp, Kalapatthar, Chola pass and Gokyo Ri are the vantage points that showers with the striking views of mountains, valleys, icefalls, glaciers and mountain lakes. The achievement of being on the top of the world, enjoying the splendor of Mt. Everest with other peaks in the range and Gokyo valley embedded with alluring mountain lakes are the highlights that makes trek a must opt for journey.
Highlights of Everest Chola Pass Trek!
It’s a lifetime achievement; the achievement of being on the top of the world
It is a challenging trip suitable for novice trekkers. You can cross high passes and explore the Gokyo valley which is truly a heavenly place to be at.
The panoramic views of mountains in Everest region from Kalapatthar is a reward.
You will be blessed with the rewarding views of ice falls, glaciers, Gokyo valley and Gokyo lakes from the Gokyo Ri.
Chola pass is also a wonderful destination to relish some astounding views of mountains, glaciers and ice falls.
The Himalayan people (Sherpa people), Himalayan villages and Himalayan lifestyle
What are the challenges that one has to face during Everest Chola Pass Trek?
It is one of the strenuous treks in Everest region. The major challenge of this trek is rising elevation. It is a difficult task to sustain the thin air in high elevation region for longer time frame required for this trek. Apart from this, one will have to walk for longer number of days in a difficult terrain along an undulating path. Therefore, the trekker must be physically fit and should have high endurance capacity.
Why Nepal Intrepid Treks?
Our experienced and well trained staffs along with their professionalism makes us one of the best tour operators in Nepal. The services we provide is excellent; of exceptional quality. Similarly, we take care of every single detail. With us, you can remain carefree and relaxed. You can just enjoy your trip without any concerns regarding travel.
What is the best time for Everest Chola Pass Trek?
Spring – March to May and Autumn – September to November are the best time for Chola pass Trek. You can select the time during this period as per your convenience.
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- Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
- Day 03: Fly to Lukla(2850m) and trek to Phakding(2650m) -3 hrs
- Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3443m) - 6 hrs
- Day 05: Hike to Everest View Hotel(3880m) - 3/4 hrs
- Day 06: Trek to Tengboche(3880m) - 6 hours
- Day 07: Trek to Dingboche(4450m) - 6 hours
- Day 08: Hike to Nagerjun(5100m) and return Dingboche - 4/5 hours
- Day 09: Trek to Lobuche(4910m) - 5/6 hours
- Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp(5364m) and return Gorekshep(5180m) - 7/8 hours
- Day 11: Hike to Kalapattar(5545m) then back down Gorekshep and trek to Dzongla(4800m) - 7/8 hours
- Day 12: Trek to Dragnak/ Thangna(4700m) via Cho La Pass(5420m) - 7/8 hours
- Day 13: Trek to Gokyo Lake(4750m) - 3 hours
- Day 14: Hike to Gokyo Ri(5350m) and trek to Dole(4110m) - 7/8 hours
- Day 15: Trek to Namche(3443m) - 5 hours
- Day 16: Trek to Lukla(2850m) - 7 hours
- Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu
- Day 18: Leisure Day
- Day 19: Farewell
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Nepal Intrepid Treks will be your dedicated travel companion until you return to your home country. Once you arrive at Kathmandu airport, we will be there to pick you up and take you to your hotel. Accommodation for our valued customers includes room and breakfast in a three star hotel in Kathmandu.
Take in the impressions of Nepal as we drive you from the airport to your hotel. We will assist you with the check-in and provide you with further information regarding your Everest Chola Pass Trek. You may then have a rest or stroll through the bustling, colorful streets and alleys of Kathmandu.
Prepare for a day of immersion into the Nepalese culture, while visiting the most important landmarks of this fascinating city and its outskirts. Our experienced guide will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO heritage site which represents the political and historical values of Nepalese civilization.
We then proceed to Swayambhu Nath Temple, also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ thanks to its adorable colony of monkeys that run free. This temple is the symbol of harmony between Buddhists and Hindus. At the top of the stupa you will have a splendid birds-eye view of Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings.
We continue to the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, a holy place for Hindu devotees. Especially interesting is the holy cremation area where preparations and daily cremation ceremonies take place. From here we return to the hotel.
Today is the day your Everest Chola Pass Trek starts. From the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport you will take a flight to Lukla– a thrilling experience owning to the dramatic location of its airport. During the flight, you will get some stunning views of mountains arranged like a row of thorns. At Lukla airport, you will take your first step in the Khumbu region of Nepal, home to the highest peak in the world – Mt. Everest.
From Lukla, your guide will lead you along the trail, while passing countless prayer wheels, which you can spin clockwise to activate the mantra’s that are written on the scrolls. Descending towards the Dudh Koshi River, and cross a suspension bridge. We then continue the path to Phakding – a small village and our stopping point for the day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Phakding (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Leaving Phakding, we follow the trail that undulates up and down through some villages and rhododendron forests to Namche. We enter Sagarmatha National Park and walk to a village named Jorsale from where we follow a river. We cross a suspension bridge over two rivers today and pass another village called Monjo. From Monjo, we walk uphill for around three hours to Namche. Namche bazaar is a popular place in the Khumbu region. It used to be a trading capital for people residing there and Tibetan people in ancient area. Even now it is a happening place in Khumbu region with many shops stalled and nice hotels. If you want to buy anything, you can find it here. Namche bazaar is also the only way to Everest Base Camp therefore, it is also known as the Gateway to Everest. Today, we stay at a guesthouse in Namche for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
The acclimatization process in Namche Bazaar involves either a short trek or a more relaxing day roaming around in the town of Namche. According to health experts, trekkers should always move around a little while relaxing, in order to acclimatize at this altitude. This is why we will take you on a short hike or you can walk around at your leisure in and around Namche. The atmosphere of fellow hikers in search of apple pie is hard to beat.
For the short day hike we can take you to the world’s highest placed hotel “The Everest View hotel”. From there you have spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Khangtega (or The Snow Saddle, unique in its geographical setting as it resembles the saddle of a horse rider), as well as panoramic views of other snowcapped mountains. There will still be plenty of time to visit the colorful town of Namche in the afternoon and find that apple pie (yes, we love it too!).Overnight stay at our guesthouse in Namche (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
We continue our journey towards Tengboche. Today, the trail goes uphill and downhill, and is therefore quite tiring. But the majestic views of Mt. Everest and other peaks of the Rolwaling range (Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku and Mt. AmaDablam) make more than up for it and will keep you going. You will be walking through sweet-smelling pine and vibrant rhododendron forests, crossing rolling hills and pastures with yak herders, all the way up to Tengboche.
This place is not just popular for the stunning views of surrounding mountains, but also for the artistic monastery built here. With a bit of luck you might even see Buddhist monks play football on the field next to the village Centre, or wake up early to see the sunrise over the monastery, the unrivalled backdrop of Mt. AmaDablam and the tip of Mt. Everest. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Tengboche (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
After an amazing sunrise, you will have the chance to walk around and visit Tengboche Monastery. Note the beautiful wooden prayer wheels and the prayer flags flying the colors that represent the five Tibetan Buddhist elements: earth, wind, fire, water and consciousness. They believe is that the prayers and mantras written on the flags will be blown into the universe by the wind, in order to spread good will and compassion into all-pervading space.
We continue our Everest Base Camp Trek by slowly descending towards the village of Deboche. Once passed, you will walk through striking forests of rhododendron and conifers, and cross a bridge over the ImjaKhola to Pangboche. As we walk, we come across mani stones and prayer flags adorning the path. As we reach Dingboche, you will have a very close view of Mt. AmaDablam and it feels as if the mountain is towering over you from up close. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Dingboche (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
During an Everest Base Camp Trek, you are increasing your altitude. The air in the atmosphere gets thinner and thinner, which makes acclimatization a must. Therefore, you will be spending this day in and around Dingboche to adapt yourself to the elevation gain and prepare you for the journey ahead. Today, we will hike up to Nagarsan Hill at 5,100 meters; it also offers some of the most spectacular views of the mountains in the Everest region.
You will be aware of the thin air as you ascend. But once you arrive at the top, you’ll understand the physical importance of this beautiful hike and you will be rewarded with magnificent views of Island peak, Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Nuptse and many others. Light as a mountain goat, you will skip down to the valley floor, secure in the knowledge that you are now ready for the grand finale. Overnight stay at our guesthouse in Dingboche (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Leaving Dingboche, we head towards Lobuche, our destination before for the most important 2 days. We will continue walking the valley floor towards Dugla and will be leaving the Khumbu glacier behind us. On the way to Lobuche, you’re passing the cemetery where climbers who lost their lives during their attempt to climb Mt. Everest are resting peacefully. Stand here for a few moments, quietly thinking of those who started their adventure at Everest Base Camp.
You can feel the air in the atmosphere getting thinner as you continue. At this critical point in the journey, the key is to go slow, so as not to exhaust yourself. At Lobuche, we will be blessed with splendid views of Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Khumbutse and Mahalangur. As we cross the Khumbu glacier, the beautiful peak of Mt. Nuptse also comes into sight. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Lobuche (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Today is the most important day of your journey, as you will fulfill your ultimate dream of facing the ‘Goddess Mother of the Universe’: Mt. Everest, at Everest Base Camp. Leaving Lobuche, we will head towards Gorekshep with a view of the northern ridge of Everest, along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. As we walk down to ThangmaRiju, we are blessed with a 360 degree view of snow-clad mountains. After a steep climb up the Changri glacier, Kalapatthar comes into sight and we continue walking until we reach Gorekshep. Here we have a quick break to prepare for the 2 hour walk to Everest Base Camp.
Driven by adrenaline, you will pass glaciers and frozen rivers, a fairy tale world of snow and ice. The last hundred meters of rocky terrain will finally bring you to the prayer flags at Everest Base Camp. Looking up you will see the towering peaks rising up in front of you, and your eyes will keep wandering to take it all in. This is the place where the ultimate adventurer starts his climb to the top of the world. Be proud of what you accomplished, for it is a spectacular moment indeed. We retrace our steps back to Gorekshep for an overnight stay at a guesthouse in Gorekshep (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
We wake up before the sun and head towards Kalapttar for the views of glorious sunrise over the white snowy mountains. The view of the mountains as the first light of sun illuminate over the mountains is fascinating. The hike to Kalapattar can be an awesome experience for all the photographers who would love to save the memories with nature. After beholding the memories of the mountains, we descend down to Gorekshep and then to Lobuche. From Lobuche, we again ascend up to Dzongla. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Dzongla (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today, we walk on the flat stone paved path for some time and pass through a dry and barren valley. Then we ascend up steep until we reach Chola pass. Chola Pass is an icy trails along the Chola glacier. As we reach Chola pass, we descend down through a stony path and follow our trail until we reach Phedi. Then we descend down to Thangna. Thangna is a small villages that has few tea house and lodges. We can get a view of Macchermo peak along with other peaks at this point. Spend you night at a teahouse in Thangna. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today, we continue our walk along the Ngozumpa glacier route until we get the view of the first glacier lake of Gokyo. Our walk for the day is comparatively easy as we walk over a flat path following Dudh Koshi River up to Gokyo. As you reach to the lake at Gokyo, you will be tantalized by its beauty of Dudh Pokhari Lake. The serene and tranquil azure lakes embedded in the laps of towering mountains is fascinating. Spend you night at a teahouse in Gokyo Lake. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
We spend the day admiring the beauty that resides in the azure lakes at Gokyo. Early in the morning, we hike up to the Gokyo Ri. Our climb up to Gokyo Ri is strenuous as it is steep climb up for around 3 to 4 hours. But the fascinating scenery of Gokyo village that lies on the edge of third Gokyo Lake and the views of Ngozumpa glacier will keep you going. The experience of being surrounded by the mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Lhotse, Thamserku, Makalu, Kangtega, Nuptse, Taboche, Cholatse, Changtse, and Pumori is rejoicing. The view of sunrise above the Mt. Everest is a memorable sight to be preserved. After our climb up the Gokyo Ri, we descend down Gokyo and then to Dole. Overnight at guesthouse in Dole (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
We retrace our journey back to Namche. We cross the Dudhkoshi river and descend down through rhododendron forest to Namche. Overnight at a guesthouse in Namche (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
We continue our journey back to Phakding via the same path, and further still until we reach Lukla. The Dudh Koshi River, suspension bridge and the lush landscape are reverse flashbacks of the trail you took earlier on. Only this time you walk it with the knowledge that you are one of the fortunate people who reached Everest Base Camp. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Lukla. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today you bid a goodbye to the Khumbu region of Nepal. After so many highlights, such an exhilarating experience and so much beauty this region has showed you, you will take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. Upon your arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel in Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at your convenience, whether you want rest or just wander around. Overnight stay at the hotel (breakfast included).
Spend this day at your leisure in or around Kathmandu. You can take one of our optional day trips, relax or roam around Kathmandu city. Perhaps go for a massage – you deserve it – or do some last-minute shopping. Take a leisurely lunch in one of the many tea gardens or dine on one of the rooftop terraces. Overnight stay at the hotel (breakfast included).
After this wonderful adventure, it’s finally time to bid you a farewell. We will pick you up from the hotel and escort you to the airport for your journey home! We hope with all our hearts that we served you well and look forward to seeing you or your friends again someday.
- Airport picks up and drops.
- 4 nights Accommodation in Kathmandu
- Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) & accommodation during the trek.
- Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
- Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep a record of tourist [This is for your safety].
- Food, lodging,salary,insurance and other expenses of staffs.
- All necessary paperwork.
- Guided sightseeing tour including all entry fees.
- All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, Porter( 2 pax for 1 porter) & (also a personal Sherpa on request).
- T – shirt, Duffle bag, trekking map
- Trip achievement certificate.
- Government taxes and office service charge.
- Nepal entry visa fee
- International air fee
- Travel insurance
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- All cold drinks, water any beverage are not included on your trip price.
- We provide such service with extra charge.
(Note:– Our option excursion are culture trip, Festival trip, monastery meditation with Lama and Monks, Bird watching, Farming trip other things as per clients interest).
- Trekking Equipment:
(Note: – Clients them have to arrange personal trekking equipment such as- trekking pole).
- Tips for driver, guide, and porters are not included in the cost of your package).
1. Personal expenses such as phone calls, Internet, Laundry, Bar Bill and extra porters.
2. Cost arising out of landslide, Road Blocked, Rescue of any form, Cancellation of flight or Reasons beyond our control.
3. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.
April/May 2019 16-Day Trek to EBC
Had an extraordinary trek with Nepal Intrepid to Everest Base Camp. I got sick from the food in Kathmandu, and by day 4 I was too dehydrated and weak to continue. One of the guides stayed with me as my group continued so that I can rest. We eventually caught up with the group and made it to EBC! Such excellent and professional guides and porters!
You Need This Team To Make It To The Top. 100% Mera Peak Summit Success Rate. Looked After From Day 1.
I owe our success in reaching the Mera Peak summit safely to our amazing guide Lal and his amazing team of porters! We were a team of four women and we had a 100% summit success rate.
Lal went above and beyond from Day 1 when I missed my connecting flight to Kathmandu from Guangzhou due to bad weather in China. I finally arrived in Kathmandu late at night, tired and stressed out about my bags since it did not make my flight. As soon as Lal found out that I made it to Kathmandu, he made it to the airport in a flash, waiting to pick me up and take me to the hotel with a warm smile and a big welcome - and this was really late at night! When my airline failed to get my bag in time for the trek, Lal organised my luggage to arrive in Lukla before I even made it to Lukla! My luggage had all my gear and summit clothing, without this luggage I could not have started the trek. It was a huge relief seeing my luggage and it was all thanks to Lal and his efficiency for getting my luggage in time. There would have been no other way.
This was my first time doing a multi day trek, let alone climbing a mountain, I was nervous but Lal made sure I enjoyed the trek and most importantly I was safe. Lal and his team made sure it was their priority to make sure we were well prepared, safe, looked after and most importantly we all make it to the top. Little things like telling us to slow down while ascending to make sure we don't get altitude sickness, while other groups sped in front of us and did not make the summit because they were sick, making sure we were all well fed so that we had all the energy to endure the full 13 days, giving us water when we ran out of our own and believing in us all added up to our successful summit! His porter team Bupendra and Tula Raj all took turns to lead the party and helped us to carry our gear.
Every morning we would wake up and see their smiley faces ready to start the day trekking, while they were getting ready to carry our 50kg bags in tough terrain. Without hesitation, Lal and his porter team always offered a hand when us ladies weren't comfortable going down a steep hill and believe me the passes were insane! They made the trip much more enjoyable and memorable as we all had our funny and scary moments together.
Summit day was unbelievably the hardest and craziest day of my life! One to remember for the rest of our lives but we couldn't have made it without his team, his positivity and his patience. It took us 6 hours to reach the summit and Lal was with us every step of the way - feeding us snacks, opening our water bottles so that we can drink, carried our back packs to putting our polarised sunglasses on our faces to protect us from the sun. His team absolutely went above and beyond! Making the summit was an epic experience and to do it with a team that we grew closely with, who supported and believed in us made the experience even more special.
Lal and his team were always looking out for us and I could not be more grateful. We were constantly surrounded by positive attitude the whole way up and the whole way down, even after our summit day.
Although, we successfully summited and made it to Lukla, Lal did not stop working. Leaving Lukla was such a mess and super stressful as I had an international flight to make. Lal was always alert, always on call to see if there was an available seat for me on any of the outgoing flights.
Lal is honest and professional and I would definitely choose Nepal Intrepid Treks again. What an incredible ascent. I will never forget this trip. Until then my friend!
Mera Peak 14 day hike & 100% Success Rate!
This was my first trip to Nepal, and thanks to Lal and his amazing team, climbing Mera Peak was an awesome experience. Our group of 4 had a 100% success rate, when a lot of other travelers we met along the way, did not make it to the top.
Nothing was a problem for Lal, we had lost luggage and bad weather delays – which meant he had to reschedule accommodation/flights several times for us. He was so gracious, professional, and incredibly helpful every step of the way (literally!). Both him and our two incredible porters, really made our trip, going above and beyond on so many occasions.
Summit day was tough, but the support of Lal and his team – helped us all get through and make it to the top!
Lal always made us feel safe, supported and that nothing was a problem – and there was always a smile on his face. I would absolutely recommend trekking with Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions, I’m so grateful for the experience, and can’t wait for my next adventure with Lal and his team.
Patan historic and good adventure
Was such an awesome trip and loved getting to try local cuisine. Our guide Amit was very knowledgeable and showed us many spiritual sites which were really cool. A must do if in the Kathmandu area.
Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp 19days
Unreal experience! I opted for the longer trek as I wanted to see as much as possible in the time I had. I'm so glad I did.
My wonderful Guide Prem Karki and my assistant guide Lukpa were sensational! We laughed so much on the trek, with these 2 guiding us there was never a dull moment. Our success in reaching the Lakes and Everest Base Camp are purely down to their hard work and dedication. Plus I was lucky enough to meet another 6 legends who also opted for this unreal trek. We are now all the best of mates.
The trekking was hard at times and and some days were super easy. We had rain, snow, sunshine and everything in between. Each day we witnessed another insanely beautiful mountain and watched the landscape change the higher we went.
The Gokyo Lakes were stunning, I'm so glad we opted for this trek. The pictures attached are unfiltered!
Everest Base Camp was great! Such an amazing feeling to finally get there. We just sat and took it all in. Photos don't do it justice.
All the villages and places we stayed along the way were awesome! These tiny lodges and tea houses in the middle of the mountains were so cosy and the food is delicious. We met quite a few Sherpas who had summited Everest and we spoke to them at length about their expedition. Great bed time stories :)
Do yourself a favour and get on board this trek, you wont regret it!
Everest Base Camp & Gokyo 925-1010/2019
Kamal, Tilak and Prince were our guide. They have done an excellent job in ensuring we had everything we needed - water, wifi, food and so on. They explained Nepalese culture and identified the peaks for us as we were asking for the names every day, it is one of the most precious thing about having the locals with us. The tour was a huge success and thank you guys and team for making it happen, it would not be the same without you. I had really enjoyed every moment on the trek. Highly recommend the agent and guides to anyone considering paying a visit to the beautiful Himalayas.
Perfection EBC trekking
Professional risk control on EBC trekking. About airplane change the landing place on lukala or change the trekking schedule, your team also can find good guest house and restaurant.
It was wonderful experience in my life. Our guide Kamal is professional, patient, and kindly. In this trekking journey still had some situation from uncontrollable mother nature. But this team also can control and change it perfectly. If you will come to Nepal to explore, don't miss Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions!
Our Visit to Nepal
I dont know where to Start. There are barely any bad points to talk about. The service was exceptional and everbody was so polite and friendly. Everything was well organized. The places we used to rest and eat where always nice and clean. The employees and shepards where dedicated for their jobs and tried to accomplish our goals in the best way possible. I want to send my best wishes Lal, Ram, Tulla and Santos.
Luca & Ludovico
Unforgettable solo trek in Nepal
I did the Mardi Himal trek with Nepal Intrepid Treks as a solo hiker in November 2019. I learned that I would be traveling in the region on business only a few weeks in advance, and after some research I reached out to Lal for help in customizing an add-on personal trip that worked for my tight schedule and my desire to do a beautiful and challenging trek in the iconic Annapurna region. Mardi Himal was the perfect trek:
- It offered epic views of Annapurna South and Fishtail nearly the entire time, getting closer and closer each day until High Camp and Base Camp when you’re right in between them and it feels like you can reach out and touch them!
- It offered a good balance of physically demanding sections and relatively easy sections, as well as spots to catch your breath, have some masala tea and take in the scenery.
- It offered great elevation gains, so that you can experience firsthand the way the environment, weather, and level of exertion changes as you climb higher and higher.
- The trekking camps were comfortable and the meals were very good. The people who ran the camps as well as the other guides and trekkers were lovely.
Lal put together my entire itinerary, including a couple nights in nice hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and a yoga class at a beautiful retreat outside Pokhara. He ensured that every detail was covered during my stay, and he was in touch throughout to make sure everything was going smoothly. As an experienced hiker and marathon runner we were able to shorten the trek to 5 days by combining some days for greater distance each day; this was great for me both for the level of difficulty I was seeking as well as my tight schedule. My guide Nisan and my porter Prabin were skilled, knowledgeable, professional, extremely helpful and attentive, and fun to be around (not to mention they were great sports about the fast pace).
I’m beyond thrilled with the experience and the service level of Nepal Intrepid Treks. I will definitely come back for a longer trek, and I recommend them to anyone seeking an unforgettable experience in the Himalayas. Thank you Lal, Nisan, Prabin, and the entire Intrepid team for being excellent guides in every sense of the word, going above and beyond to make my unique solo trip a success and a truly life-changing experience.