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    Everest Region Gokyo Trekking - 15 days

    After leading several Himalayan expeditions myself, including the first American ascent of Annapurna I, I can attest to Chandra’s outstanding qualities as leader and organizer. He is an especially good guide for student groups. I first met Chandra when my daughter attended 8th grade at the Lincoln School in Kathmandu, Nepal, and he was the guide selected by the expat community to lead the 8th  grade students on a week-long “Explore Nepal” trek.  The students and parents really appreciated Chandran’s thoughtful planning and leadership.
    In the last twenty years, I've enjoyed a dozen diverse adventures in Nepal with Chandra.  He always provides great food, gear, and guides as well as personalized itineraries and attention for individual travelers and small and large groups. His company is a good choice for any individual, school, group or family that wants to enjoy their own trek with a personal itinerary at a relatively low cost.
    If you might like a Nepal adventure customized to your interests, abilities, and schedule,  you can learn more at at  Himalayan Icefall Trekking or contact Chandra at himtrekzone@gmail.com.
     

    Ms. Arlene Blum PhD, Biophysical Chemist, Author, and Mountaineer

    UC Berkeley, United States

    Everest Gokyo trekking 15 days

    Everest Gokyo trekking trail is the most popular tourist destinations leading towards the Everest base camp and other areas. Gokyo village at 4,790 meters (15,720 ft) elevation is a major center in the area. The site is three days walk uphill from Namche Bazaar. A visit to the area often includes climbing Gokyo Ri.
    The Gokyo Lake is also part of an extended Everest Base Camp trek known as the EBC trek via Gokyo Lake. This trek is commonly hiked by people with slightly more time to trek as the trail is 4-5 days longer than the standard EBC trek. From Gokyo lake trekkers also can trek to Everest base camp and Kalapathhar via Chola Pass  or Trekkers who wish to go to Gokyo lake from Everest base camp or kalapatthar can trek to Gokyo Lake via the same Chola pass trail. The Gokyo Lakes trek also has the added benefit of being a circular route as opposed to the standard EBC trek which returns along the same trail.

    Trip Hightlight


    Everest Gokyo Trekking 14Night/15Days 
    Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport.
    Day 02: Kathmandu full day city Tour.
    Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)
    Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) (6-7 hours)
    Day 05 Acclimatization in Namche (3,440m)
    Day 6: Trek Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tenga (3680m) (6-7 hours)
    Day 7: Trek Phortse Tenga to Luza (4360m) (6-7 hours)
    Day 8: Trek Luza to Gokyo (4790m) (6-7 hours)
    Day 9: Rest Day in Gokyo and Hike to Gokyo Ri (5483m)(4-5 hours)
    Day 10: Trek Gokyo to Dole (4200m) 6-7 hours)
    Day 11: Trek Dole to Khumjung (3780m) (6-7 hours)
    Day 12: Trek Khumjung to Phakding (2610m) (5-6 hours)
    Day 13: Trek Phakding to Lukla (2840m) (3-4 hours)
    Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
    Day 15: Final Departure for your onward destination.

     
    Everest Region Gokyo Trekking Itinerary (14 Nights/15 Days)

    Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport.
     Arrivals at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, Then welcome by our office representative, and transfer to the respective hotel. After checking in to the hotel, meet our experienced trekking guide then detail briefing about the Trekking. Trekking permit collection as well as other required documents for the trekking. Finally settle down all the payment procedures.

    Day 02: Kathmandu full day city Tour.
    After the morning breakfast, briefing about the Kathmandu full day city sightseeing. i.e Swoyambhunath, it is one of the holiest pilgrims for Buddhist and Hindus, and it is  located at the hilltop in the Kathmandu also popularly known as the monkey temple.  
    Then after we drive to Bouddhanath stupa, which is also the main important shrine for Buddhist around the world. Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest spherical Stupa of Nepal and one of the largest Stupa in the world. Then finally we drive for Pashupatinath.
    Pashupatinath is located nearby Bouddhanth, this temple is one of the major important sacred pilgrim site for the Hindus around the world. And not to forget all above three shrines are enlisted in UNESCO world heritage site. Finally drive back to hotel, then have some rest, prepare for trekking which starts from tomorrow. Overnight.

    Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)
    Early morning drive to Kathmandu domestic Airport then fly to Lukla, this will take around 25-30 minutes. After Landing at Lukla Airport, we Trek to Phakding. The trek to Phakding is an easy walk for the first day with a mostly downhill leg. The trek will take you through pastoral lands through several small villages and farms. Approximately after 3 hours, we reach Phakding where we spend our overnight.

    Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) (6-7 hours)
    After breakfast trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar, An easy walk today to Monjo will take you through the pine trees and glimpses of distant snow-capped peaks. You will pass through the checkpoint before reaching Monjo where the officials check your permits. All trekkers to this region require TIMS cards and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee. After Lunch at Monjo we will head towards Namche. After one hour walk you will cross the bridge in over Dudhkoshi River and start climbing to Namche. Stay at hotel and lodge.


    Day 05 Acclimatization in Namche (3,440m)
    This day is for acclimatizing. During the day you can visit Syangboche (3-4 hours) two ways. You can make your days more effective by viewing Mount Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse, Thamserku. Stay overnight at Namche.

    Day 6: Trek Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tenga (3680m) (6-7 hours)
    After Breakfast our trek starts steep stone staircase over the Namche. After reaching the top, the trail becomes easier and trail contour the Dhudhkosi valley. By walking you can see amazing Khumbu valley with world highest mountains and Tengboche Monastery. After about 2 hours of walking, you reach to Sanasa(3600m). Here have a few minutes rest before the hard steep 2 hours climb to Mong Danda (3973m).From here you will see the incredible views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Kangtaga and Mt. Thamserku with Dudhkosi valley. Have a lunch break. After lunch, the trail descends 45m to Phortse Tenga (Phortse Village) (3680m). Overnight at the mountain lodge.

    Day 7: Trek Phortse Tenga to Luza (4360m) (6-7 hours)
    The trail climbs away from the Phortse Tenga passing through the Rhododendron and pine forest. After 20m steep climb first appears Cho Oyu. You will cross the beautiful waterfall and yak pasture. The views of Khumbila and Tawachee (6542m) are tremendous from the trail. After enjoying the beautiful views of mountains we trek further more for about 2-3 hours then we will arrive at Dole. From Dole the trail will be gentle walk up to a small stream than cross the wooden bridge, and then the trail ascends further one hour more to top of the hill. You can take time here for the pictures and videos. After then we will reach in Luza(4360m after 1 hour 50 minutes walk from Dole). Stay overnight at Luza.

    Day 8: Trek Luza to Gokyo (4790m) (6-7 hours)
    From Luza trail becomes ups along the side of the valley than cross the more high pastureland and chorten with prayers flags, from this hill enchanting view of eastern part of Gokyo valley, Mt. Taboche and Mt. Cholatse can be seen. Then walk down to Machhermo valley. After resting at machhermo for few minutes, the trail climbs the ridge of valley with excellent view of Kantaga peak and big Mountain Cho-oyu. The trail becomes more ups to Kharka, here we can see few stone houses, and after crossing those houses the trail will be easier to Pangka at 4380m. In November 1995 big avalanche killed several trekkers and villagers at this place. From here the trail will be narrow and steep climb close to the Ngozumpa glacier. The end of hard ascends after crossing the bridge over the stream which flows from Gokyo Lake. We can see the first small lake of Gokyo, from here the trail almost in level appears the second lake at 4720m, and it called Taujun Lake. Finally, we will climb to the last Lake of Dudha Pokhari at 4750m next to Gokyo Lake (4790m). Overnight at Gokyo.

    Day 9: Rest Day in Gokyo and Hike to Gokyo Ri (5483m)(4-5 hours)
    Have a breakfast early in morning. Before climbing make sure you have water, some snacks and plenty of warm clothes. The trail climb steep ups directly above the Gokyo lake, two and half hour to three hours hard climb to Gokyo-Ri at 5340m. From the top great Himalayan views of world highest mountain with Makalu range better than Kala Pattar above the Gorkhashep. After taking the pictures and spending some time at the top, we then descend all the way downhill to Gokyo Lake. Have lunch and rest few hours. If you’re feeling good you can hike to the oldest and longest glaciers of Khumbu valley. Overnight at Gokyo.

    Day 10: Trek Gokyo to Dole (4200m) 6-7 hours)

    Today. You will trek back from Gokyo Lake to Dole. You will have the nice view on the way back. The trail is downhill all the way. The trek from Gokyo Lake to Dole takes 6 hours walk. Dole is located at 4200m elevation, overnight at Lodge.

    Day 11: Trek Dole to Khumjung (3780m) (6-7 hours)
    After Breakfast we trek Dole to to khumjung, From Dole we descend to Phortse tenga for about two hours, and then ascend to Mong Dada for another two and half hours. After arriving at Mong Dada rest for a while then trek towards Sanasa, from there we will trek towards Khumjung, this will take for about 30-40 minutes. . Khumjung village is at an elevation of 3,790 meters above sea level, and is situated near Mount Khumbila. This place is also famous for its khumjung monastery where we can visit to see the purpoted Yeti scalp. During the leisure time we can also visit the Khumjung School, established by Sir Edmund Hillary. Stay overnight at Khumjung
       
    Day 12: Trek Khumjung to Phakding (2610m) (5-6 hours)
    After Breakfast at Phakding we trek khumjung to Phakding, this is also one of the best trail within this itinerary where we can see stunning views of mountain range, amazing landscapes and beautiful forests. The trekking though the trail will be exciting as well as easier as it will go through the forest of rhododendron and pines. We will pass Monjo after a short walk and then to Phakding. Stay overnight at Phakding.

    Day 13: Trek Phakding to Lukla (2840m) (3-4 hours)
    The trek from Phakding to Lukla is an uphill walk. The trek will take you through pastoral lands through several small villages and farms. Approximately after 3-4 hours, we reach Lukla where we spend our overnight.

    Day 14: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
    Early morning fly Lukla to Kathmandu this will take around 25-30 minutes. Arrive in Kathmandu Domestic Airport, drive to Hotel, and Check in, breakfast then easy day at your own. At evening enjoy typical Nepali farewell dinner. Overnight Kathmandu.

    Day 15: Final Departure for your onward destination.
     
    Cost starts from USD 2050.00 per person (Minimum 1 pax)
    From 3-5 person USD 1850.00 per person
    From 6-10 person USD 1650.00 per person
    From 11-15 Person USD 1450.00 per person


    Included:
    •    Conservation/national park fees and all government taxes.
    •    Accommodation in the Lodges in trekking areas.
    •    All required land Transportation during the Trip
    •    Experienced & professional Trekking Guide, his Salary, food & Insurance.
    •    The necessary number of porters
    •    Kathmandu Valley city sightseeing tour
    •    Hotel in Kathmandu
    •    Porter’s salary, foods. insurance &equipment’s
    •    All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
    •    First aid box.
    •    Celebration dinner after the trip in Kathmandu.
     
    Excludes:
    •    Medical/personal high-risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
    •    Personal Clothing/Gears for the trekking
    •    Tips for Nepalese staffs
    •    Nepal Visa Fee
    •    International Airfare fee.
    •    Hot water Showers during your trek.
    •   
    Extra night at Kathmandu.
    •    Extra night at lukla incase of flight cancellation.
    •    Internet cost during the trekking

     
    Start Date End Date Availability Price  
    2018
    October
    24th Oct 06th Nov Guaranteed 1450 Book Now
    November
    11th Nov 25th Nov OPENED 1450 Book Now
    The major important checklist for the trekking are as follows: 

    1) Trekking boots - 01 pair with 4 pairs of  warm shocks
    2) Dawn Jacket - 01
    3) Sleeping bag- 01
    4) Long sleeves - 02 pairs
    5) Sun glass  - 01
    6) Hat  - 01
    7)  Water Bottle  - 01
    8) Half Pant  - 01
    9) Trousers  - 02
    10 ) T- Shirts - 04
    11) Trekking Stick - 02
    12) Sunscreen  - 01
    13) Mosquito repelling cream - 01 ( in case in the low land areas)
    14) Rucksack - 01
    15) Gloves -01 pair
    16) Wind proof jacket- 1
    17) Warm Cap-1
    18) Personal Medicines
    19) Flash light-1

     
     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 with 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 until 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 our office number also.

    Am I fit 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 the 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 is prepared and served by our camping crew. The food you get is hygienic and fresh.

    What equipment’s should I bring?
    You should bring your personal wear like walking boots and sandshoes, sandal, a water-and wind-proof jacket, woolen shirts, T-shirts, a thick pullover, shorts/skirts and trousers/tracksuits. Thermal underwear is necessary for high altitudes and cotton is 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, sunglasses, sun cream, rain coat and personal medical supplies. Bring a duffel bag to put your clothing and equipment 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 depended 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 rainfall. 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 effect 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 you 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. Further information of altitude sickness.

     

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    Trip Facts

    Duration : 15 Days

    Grading : C

    Trip Start : Lukla

    Max. Altitude : 5330

    Trip Ends : Lukla

    Destination : Gokyo

    Trip Route : Lukla-Namche Bazaar-Gokyo-Dole-Namche Bazaar Lukla

    Trip Style : Moderate

    Activity : Trekking

    Group Size : Minimum 1 pax

    Activity Per Day : Trekking and sightseeing

    Best Season : October to November, Mar-May

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