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Duration13 days
Altitude4790 m
Activitysight seen and trekking
DifficultyModerate trek
CountryNepal
Transportcar/ Flight
Start's FromKathmandu
End's Atkathmandu
Tour Details

One of the most well knows trekking goal in the Everest area is Gokyo valley trek. It is also considered a typical trek and is suitable for everyone. There are all total 19 Gokyo lakes in the Gokyo Valley and all of them are the freshwater system. After we finish Gokyo lake we can see the Gokyo- Ri which is the highest hill of 5357 m that have the proud height to took straight at Mount Everest. We can experience the culture of where the famous Sherpa’s are located and learn first-hand about their famous mountaineering skills, fascinating culture, and way of life.

The beauty of mountains lakes glaciers and ridges can be experienced with Gokyo Trek. Trekking in Gokyo valleys deluges you with this great opportunity to observe the Ngozumpa glacier which is known as biggest in Nepal’s Himalaya. Gokyo fifth lake track is known for the gigantic views of various mountains including Mt. Everest, Cho-yo Lhotse, and Makalu which is seen certainly from Gokyo- Ri above Gokyo Lake and you never know, you may even see the elusive snow leopard.

We began our 13 Days trip in Kathmandu with a visit to UNESCO world heritages Sites before heading to the most beautiful and Challenge experience View of Gokyo Valley Trek

If you love a bit of a challenge, Aarohi Holiday is glad to operate this tour for you to make it your life experience with highly recommended.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (13,45m) at the Tribuwan International Airport (TIA)

Arrival in Kathmandu (13,45m) at the Tribuwan International Airport (TIA). pick up by our office representative, transfer you to your hotel, evening brief you about your trip, Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley

Today is for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts

Day 3Fly (40min) to Lukla (2,840m) by morning flight, then commence trek lukle to Phakding (2,610m)

We begin the day with the flight from Kathmandu to Luka. The flight lets you enjoy the beauty of green hills with a background of snowy mountain peaks. The flight to Lukla is taken to be most thrilling and exciting as the pilot gracefully flies between hills and lands on a small strip atop a hill. The trek begins from Lukla and we head towards Phakding. First we will be passing through the Cheplung village enjoying the sight of Mount Khumbila. We will further move downhill and finally reach Phakding village. We are welcomed by the grand sight of mountain Kusum Kangraru. We can get a sense of increasing tourism business in the village as there are a number of lodges and tea houses serving the guests.

Day 4Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,441m)

Going through a beautiful pine forest, we follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar. After that , we cross Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo,and the entrance to Everest National Park. Then crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk to the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. After a while , we reach the heart of Sherpa village – Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reach Namche Bazaar, if the weather permits, we can view the beautiful sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse

Day 5Acclimatization Namche Bazaar

There are many things to do around Namche Bazaar, and we can spend a day here with gaining lots of fun. Namche Bazzar is the heart of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market where we get lots of facilities . Our guides can take us to explore the real beauty of Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Sagarmatha National Park results trekkers with a beautiful sunrise and the mindblowing views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. In exploring Namche Bazar, we observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School and enjoy flora and fauna found at such altitude.

Day 6Namcha Bazar to Dole (3,620m)

We take the trail uphill from Namche Bazaar and walk ahead towards Kyangjuma. From there you get to have spectacular sights of mountainous beauty. Mount Everest, Mount Nuptse, Mount Ama Dablam and various other peaks can be viewed up close from Kyangjuma. Then we take a trail uphill through rhododendron forest and towards Mongla pass .Then we reach Mongla pass .From there, we take a step downhill trail until reaching the bank of the Dudh Koshi river. We leave the river and ascending towards Dole through pine and rhododendron forest. We spend the night in a lodge at Dole.

Day 7Dole to Machherma (4,440m)

We take a walk uphill from Dole passing through local tea houses where we can rest and enjoy the scenic beauty. We then head north and can view snowy peaks around. The vegetation and human settlement in this area is sparse and is surrounded with rocky peaks. We then do some uphill and downhill climbing and reach Ngozumba glacier. The trail ahead takes us to Machhermo which has few human settlement areas

Day 8Machherma to Gokyo Lake (4750m)

We move upwards on a hill and enjoy great views of the Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains. Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the stream passes through a Chorten and reaches Phangga. We descend to the river bank before climbing up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier on a steep trail. We pass through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari before reaching Gokyo. On the trail next to the first lake, we see what is believed to be the footprints of a Lama (Buddhist priest).

Day 9Hike up to Gokyo Ri (5365m)

We spend next day in Gokyo to acclimatize to the high altitude. If the weather is good, we climb Gokyo Ri today. From the top of Gokyo Ri we admire the Himalayan vista and the tranquil Gokyo lakes. We also hike to the fourth and the fifth Gokyo lakes. The 4th lake is only about 3km north of Gokyo. It is marked by high cliffs and Himalayan peaks rising above it. We continue to walking a little further and reach the 5th lake. A climb up a nearby hill will guarantee us remarkable views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. We can see a lot more from here – the spot is called Scoundrel’s Viewpoint. From the northern part of the 5th lake we see the Cho Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa Glacier which is the biggest glacier the world.

Day 10Gokyo to Namcha bazar (3860m)

We move towards Namche Bazaar and pass through hydroelectricity power station on our way. We will cross gompas, and chhortens decorated with prayer flags. We will also walk past number of mani walls alongside the trails. We will then finally reach Namche Bazaar.

Day 11Namche Bazar to lukla (3441m)

We begin our trek moving downwards. While continuing our trek, we cross various bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi River and its tributaries. Now the stream has become more level and natural. On our trek we enjoy walking on open plains, through rhododendron and pine forests and enjoy distant views of the snow covered peaks. We walk through Sherpa villages observing their impressive faith in Buddhism and the culture of prayer stones and prayer flags.. Our long trek to the mountain and its high passes ends today.

Day 12Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu

Today, we fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us in Kathmandu. We can rest and relax throughout the day at our hotel.

Day 13Final Departure

Final departure to your onward destination or additional trip

Cost Detail

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off from and to International airport.
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu (first two nights and last one night)
  • Everest national park permit
  • Khumbu Entrance Fee
  • Khumbu VDC entrance fee
  • One English speaking government Licensed Guide (insurance, experienced, salary, food and accommodation)
  • One porter for each two people
  • Accommodation in tea houses twin sharing (private room/ Shared bathroom)
  • 3 Meals a day – breakfast, lunch, Dinner during the trek (Anything from the munu)
  • Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-kathmanmdu)
  • Sightseeing tour car A/C, driver and culture guide.
  • Farewell dinner at Nepalese cultural restaurant after the trek in Kathmandu.
  • All taxes and Company service charges

Price Excludes

  • Bar and beverage bills, Tea coffe, wifi, bottled water, desserts, hot shower, Battery charge
  • Personal expenses, personal clothes, personal insurance for health and evacuation and tipping.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing points.
  • Internatonal flight ticket and Nepal entry visa
Important Info

1 Meals and drinking in Trek

The meals are included in our package which is taken in lodges. We will get breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights. Our guide will choose and stop for lunch on the available place for every day on a trek. We will request you to bring water and use medicine and drink freely or therefore you can also have options of buying purification water bottled or boiled water in every place as well

2 Medicines and first kits

Proper medicines and first aid kits are very essential for trekking. You might get physically hurt at high altitudes is easy due to the terrain and change in atmosphere. Unsuspecting trekker must always be prepared for any adversities that they could face even while walking through easiest trek some of the most essential items anyone must have in their first aid kit are below

Antiseptic
Pain relief spray, ointment
Safety pins
Crepe bandage for sprain
And my other that are necessary which are hard to found in a rural area.

3 Trekking Seasons in Nepal

The trekking season in Nepal is generally known best as two seasons after falls and after the winter. Ever best season of trekking in Himalayan consider in the mid of September to mid of December. Each season has its distinct attraction to offers Nepal. Trekking season is classified as below

Autumn ( Sept- Nov)
Winter ( Dec-Feb)
Spring ( March-may)
Summer ( Jun- Aug)
Autumn (Sept-Nov)

This season is also considered as the best trekking season for the trekking in Nepal. Sep, Oct, and Nov are the fall in this trekking season in Nepal. This season offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.

Winter (Dec- Feb)

This season is clear in Nepal. Dec, Jan, and Feb Months are a cold day in Mountain during this season Nepal is usually snowfall in the higher elevations with risks winds and colder temperatures. It will be ideal for trekking in the lower elevation.

Spring (March-May)

During this season different varieties of wildflowers, especially the rhododendrons make the hillside which makes higher altitude trekking more comfortable and interesting. April and May’s months are fall-in this trekking.

Summer ( June- August)

June, July, and August months are the main rainy season. It also involves monsoon with heavy rainfall which makes trekking condition unfavorable. During this season, it is times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valley and meadows blossom with flower and lush vegetation. Desert park of Nepal like mustang Nar-Phu valley and Dolpo region are the best season to do trekking which is summer trekking a great alternative behind the Himalayan rains shadow area.

4 Travel insurances

One of the most popular destinations in the world for the adventure trekking, Climbing and expedition is in Nepal, so most of that area is located in remote part in the Himalayan

Travel insurances in Nepal is definitely an Important consideration:-It play the vital role that you need to have travel insurance while doing traveling to Nepal and doing trekking, Climbing, and Expedition or any other adventure in Nepal. There are many types of travel insurance policies and which they all come with an incredible amount of fine print so, we request you need to very clear that what is covered and what is not covered on the travel insurance policy that you are going to buy in case if you need more information about travel insurances, please feel free to contact us.

5  Physical fitness

Physical fitness is an important part of any outdoor activity. It is probably less of an issue at the start than you might think. Trek is about taking your time settling your own pace and enjoying the experience to its fullest basically they are three components of in Nepal trek preparation:- Aerobic, strength, and mental. Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will trek in thinner air, up to 40 percent less than at sea label how as with good aerobic conditioning you will be able to better metabolize whatever oxygen is available to you.

Before your arrival in Nepal, you should plan on doing at least one hours of aerobic 3/4 times per week for 1 month. Jogging, hiking, cycling and walking on alley floor to ridgeline ascents with day back are some of the excellent forms of exercise so long as your strengthening ley muscles and building stamina. speed is not the essence confidence stamina and continuity are.

6  personal belongings

We are not answerable for any damage or loss of your any luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by porters, ponies airport or vehicles. That means your personal possessions luggage are at your risk at the times.

7 how to book your tour/ how to book with us

We request you, before booking any tour with us, please read all the term and conditions slowly read all the term and conditions slowly and thoroughly. You might also call us with any question prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Please fill out the form completely so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process  The most important thing to understand that all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded and also to the level of service or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take as much as the time to get all questions answered so that when booking the trip/it is without trepidation.

8   Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute mountain sickness is common at high altitudes and depends on the elevation, the rate of ascent and individual susceptibility. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, loss of appetite and lethargy, nausea, bread hopelessness, and irritability. An altitude over 3000 meters (9843 Feet) is usually defined as high altitude. Treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take almost caution. We will also equip our staffs with a cell phone and satellite phones in occurrence of any emergency cases. We are always greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

9 Flight delays Internal

The major reason for the flight delays and the cancellation is due to the climate conditions and horal geographical setting of Nepal. The heavy rainfall the fog and unusual al winds cloud results in flight delays or sometimes cancellation airport lucks the instrument landing system for the domestic flights in case of any cancellations or flight delays do occur (highly chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla,Everest Reagan) we will also provide service to arrange a helicopter to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of civil aviation rule of Nepal which can state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. Therefore the cost ranges from used 350 to 650 according to the number of passengers.

10 Arrival Instructions

Outside the arrivals hall there will be a large group of people, Agents and individuals from many companies please don’t be a hassle by their people. We request you to Stop and look carefully for your name Our Aarohi Holiday representative will holding your name and encored you to the car and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will also see Men/taxi driver offering you to carry luggage at the Airport. So just ignore them and walk out the door with our airport representative and follow these instructions you also have to take care and keep an eye on your luggage and belonging to avoid any complicacies.

11 Visa Entry procedures

For entry into Nepal, the visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa entry procedure in Nepal can be obtained at The Nepalese embassies or consulates abroad Nepal visa is an important issued at the entry points like Kathmandu international airport upon arrival. We must not pay any visa fee for under 10 years children. If you’re willing to get Nepal visa required filling form truth passport, Photograph.

Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa

Visa Facility                                  Duration                              Fee

Single entry                                  15 days                                 us $ 25

Single entry                                  30 days                                us $ 30

Multiple entry                             90 days                                 us $ 100

Please, we request you to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry and also have cash ready in us dolor for more information to the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa, Visit the Nepal Department of Immigration Website.

12 Trekking Day

We will have to walk around 6 to 8 hours per day/ 10 to 12 km per day more or less. We will have our breakfast at the tea house and begin our trekking as in the middle of long trekking we will have our lunch at the tea house and after some time we will start the trekking again. However, will end our night will dinner at tea house take rest to have some fun and remaining trek we will start it again tomorrow after breakfast.

                              

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