The Gokyo trek is a fairly popular trekking route. The route itself ends at Gokyo Ri, and trekkers typically turn around at this point and retrace their steps back to the trailhead. There is an alternative mountaineering route that begins near the southern tip of Ngozumpa Glacier and just south of Taujun Lake. This alternative route leads east over the Cho La, a pass at 5420 m (17 782 ft), where it meets with the main Everest Base Camp trek.
There is another higher summit just north of where the main Gokyo trek route ends. It stands at an altitude of 5483 m (17 988 ft) above sea level.
Price: Start From US $ 1520 per person
Activities: Trekking and Hiking
Max Altitude: 5554m
Destination: Everest Region
Duration: 15Night/16 Days
Mode of Travel:Walking, Driving
No. of Pax : minimum 2 pax
Season: Autumn and spring.
Trip Departure: Private date
15Night/16Days Everest Gokyo Trek
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival (1300m): Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be received at airport by our staffs and transferred to the hotel, you will be given a briefing about the trek. overnight at hotel
Day-2: Kathmandu sightseeing: After breakfast, you start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. In our sightseeing tour you go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. overnight at hotel
Day-3: Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) Trek to Phakding (2652m): Right after breakfast at hotel you get transmit to airport in Kathmandu to catch the flight to Lukla (2,800m) where from our trek starts. The 35 minutes flight to Tenzing- Hillary airport Lukla is in dramatic landscape and surrounded by high mountains peaks. We meet our other porters in Lukla then we manage some arrangements, we begin our walk to Phakding for 4 hours then we stay at lodge.
Day-5: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): The trek to Namche Bazar is a steep climb through forests of rhododendron around the Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing several suspension bridges and four hours of walking we reach the Sherpa market of Namche Bazaar.
Day-6: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar- around 4 hours hike:The main aim today is to allow your body to acclimatise, it is important to drink lots of water and take some gentle exercise. Namche is a growing town tucked into a neat little valley, there is lots going on in the centre with market days on Friday and Saturday. There are some interesting museums and shops. There is also internet and a sauna! You could venture further afield, take a visit to Khumjung where the Hillary school sits and Khunde nearby, on the way back to Namche you could visit the Shyangboche airstrip, (3790m) the highest in the world nearby is the Everest View Hotel for stunning views.
Day-7: Namche to Dole. (4,200m) 6 hours walk: As we start trip to Dole from namche the first part until Sagnasa leads easy and pretty flat. After we cross this town we meet the junction then we fallow left up trail to Dole. In the spring time thispart will be bright when all flowers bloom. Stay overnight at Dole.
Day-8: Dole to Machhermo (4150m):It takes about five hours. From Dole you climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of you are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku
Day-9: Machhermo to Gokyo Valley(4,760m) 5-6 hours walk: Today we head for the holy lake at Gokyo fallowing the picturesque trail to Pangka (4,545m) and the we descends slightly fallowing one of the hostile fed stream which flow down the west of Ngozumba Glacier. After that ascend a vertical stony dispose into the gorge by the surface of the glacier crossing the first lake soon arrives the second lake. Crossing the path which heads across the glacier to the Cho-La (An additional rough path to Lobuche and further than to Everest Base camp) looming to the third lake known as Dhudh Pokgari and on it’s east coast is the summer residence of Gokyo at 4,760m height. On fot by the side of the lake, th epanirama is wonderful with the lake of Cho-oyu and Gyachung Kang mirrored in its bright green water.
Day-10: Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5,483m) and return to Gokyo: The Gokyo Ri is a small hill rising from the North of a glacier and requires a 3 hour ascend. Once atop the Gokyo Ri, we can see more of Everest magnificently framed by the Makalu, Nuptse and Changtse.
Day-11: Gokyo to Machermo (4150m): Climbing to the top of Gokyo Ri (4150m) is a must. It will take you a few hours and you will find your breathing is laboured but the views from the top make it all worth while, it is spectacular with Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyo in clear view amongst many other snow capped peaks, it is breathtaking particularly if you make it for sunrise. After breakfast back at your lodge you will begin your descent to Machermo, as you have already experienced, it is an easy walk and will take you only a few hours.
Day-12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m): After breakfast we trek down to Namche crossing Dole today. As we start from along the side of valley, and arrives Dole first. fallowing the Forest we climb up to Mong danda and gentlt down to sansa and normal flat fallowing tunings to Namche. Stay over night at Namche.
Day-13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla. (2,827m): On our way back, we cross suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, make our way through steep descends and walk past numerous tea houses before finally arriving at Lukla.
Day-14: Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m):You will be on an early flight back this morning, on arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and taken to your hotel. overnight at hotel
Day-15: Day free in Kathmandu:Enjoy a day exploring some of the quieter streets of Kathmandu, stocking up on souvenirs and presents for those back home. This evening you have a farewell dinner, you will be picked up in good time. overnight at hotel
Day-16: Final departure to your own destination with warm goodbye.
COST DOES NOT COVER:
Where are we receive after arrive at Kathmandu airport?
You are met just outside the arrival lounge of the Kathmandu International airport by our officer.
How do I identify your Officer?
Our officer can be identified easily. They are standing with your name play card. After meeting you are taken to our private vehicle then transfer to the hotel. He also helps you in the hotel check in formalities.
Do they carry their luggage themselves?
According to airport rule as the visitors can meet our officer only outside the arrival lounge, you have to carry your luggage in the trolleys through the custom lobby up to the exit point on your own. After meeting our officer you can hand over it to him. He takes care of your luggage till your check in at the hotel.
Whom should I contact during their stay in Nepal?
We assign one of our officers to look after you, who constantly stay in touch with you during your stay in Nepal. We give you his mobile number. Or you may directly contact to our office number also.
Am I fit to Trekking? Should I do prior preparation to trek?
In fact you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. However we suggest you some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on journey.
What is tea house trekking? How is it organized?
Almost in all popular trekking trails in Nepal (Everest, Annapurna, Langtang), local villagers have built tea-house lodges. In tea house trek you stay at those mountain lodges and have breakfast, lunch and dinner in their restaurant. Normally the tea houses are more like hotels with hot showers, continental and Nepali food and comfortable private rooms (twin sharing). If you stay in local hotels, you will also get an opportunity to interact with local hoteliers and their family members and get information about their lifestyle and culture.
What is Camping Trekking? How is it organized?
In a camping trek you will sleep in our tents. The tents are roomy. The sleeping pads/ mattresses are comfortable. All food are prepared and served by our camping crew. Food you get is hygienic and fresh.
What equipments should I bring?
You should bring your personal wear like walking boots and sand shoes, sandal, a water-and wind-proof jacket, woolen shirts, T-shirts, a thick pullover, shorts/skirts and trousers/track suits. Thermal underwear is necessary for high altitudes and cottons are best for lower and warmer altitudes. Also don't forget a water bottle, sleeping bag, gloves, walking stick, knife and sewing kit, torch light with spare batteries, extra boot laces, sun glasses, sun cream, rain coat and personal medical supplies. Bring a duffel bag to put your clothing and equipments in. We provide you porter to carry your kit bag.
What kind of food will be served while on trek?
You will be served freshly cooked food during trekking. In all tea houses/ lodges along trekking trail Western, Continental and Nepali dishes are available. Three meals a day will be provided you in full board (Gold) package.
How long do we trek per day and how high?
Up to a maximum of 5-6 hours a day with lunch breaks along the trail. The maximum altitude is depends upon which trek you are going. In Nepal normally the maximum altitude of most of the trekking falls between 3500m to 5000m.
What is the best season for trekking in Nepal? And can I go trekking in the months of January- February and June- August?
The best time for trekking in Nepal is from mid September to early December and from March to April.
Beside them in other months also you can do trekking in Nepal but in selected regions.
In January and February the climate is colder. So, at that time high altitude trekking is not recommendable. For January and February, we suggest Langtang trekking, Ghorepani trekking, Jomsom Muktinath trekking.
Likewise June July August is the rainy season in Nepal. During this time here occurs heavy rain fall. Mountain views are not clear. For this period we recommend Upper Mustang, Dolpo trekking. These are rain shadow areas where rain falls very little.
June July August is also the best time for Tibet/ Lhasa Tour, Mt. Kailash Tour.
What happens if I get sickness during trekking?
To some trekkers when they go over 3000 m they may feel some affect of altitude sickness like shortness of breath and possibly a light headed which is fairly common. Sometime they may also get diarrhea as well as sprains and muscle aches. In such case our guide who is experienced in first aid treatment and high altitude sickness will advise you about any health requirements and also treat you. Altitude sickness is dangerous but it can be avoidable. If your follow a few simple rules you will not suffer from altitude sickness. Rules are trek slowly with your guide, drink at least two liters of water per day (not including beer or soft drinks),
If you feel shortness of breath, a slight headache or dizziness, tell your guide and rest immediately. Lie down, drink water. If you are still feeling unwell you may consider going down a few hundred meters. Do not pretend you are okay, and do not go down alone. For further information of altitude sickness.
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