|Group size:||12||Max-Altitude:||5350 m|
|Arrival on:||Kathmandu||Departure from:||kathmandu|
|Meals:||City side Breakfast and during the trek full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)|
|Accommodation:||2-3 star tourist standard hotel in ktm and Guest house during the trek|
The Gokyo Valley Trek offers one of the most varied treks in the Khumbu Region, a step back in time and back into back-country Nepal. After Kathmandu sightseeing we fly to Lukla, and within a few days we break away from the somewhat crowded standard Everest Base Camp trail. We slowly work our way towards the border of Tibet, to be stopped by a world of giant ice encrusted mountain walls and glaciers.
The aim for many is to trek to Gokyo Lake(s), while others wish to ascend Gokyo Ri, to experience the amazing views from its summit. If you wish both we recommend you book an extra day.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m).
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800 m) and trek to Phakding. 4 hrs trek.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m). 6 to 8 hrs
Day 05: Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Phortse Village (3810 m). 6 hrs trek
Day 07: Phortse to Machhermo (4,470 m). 6 hrs trek.
Day 08: Machharmo to Gokyo (4800 m). 6 hrs trek
Day 09: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m). 6 hrs trek
Day 10: Gokyo to Dole. 6 hrs trek
Day 11: Dole to Namche (3440m), 7 hour trek
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m). 7 hrs trek
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu. 35 min flight
Day 14: Transfer to the airport
Cost Includes1. TIM's trekking permit, and necessary National Park entry fees, restricted areas permits. 2. Airport arrival and departure transfer to/from hotel. 3. Necessary domestic transport as per the program. 4. Tourist class hotel, sharing, with breakfast. 5. Pre-trek meeting with guide, and welcome Nepali dinner. 6. Full day sightseeing, English speaking Guide, all entrance fees. 7. Kathmandu to Lukla, and return, by flight, accompanied by Guide. 8. Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. 9. Lodge/guesthouse accommodation during trek. Sharing, during high season can be dormitory. 10. English speaking experienced and qualified trekking guide. 11. One porter between two pax, 8 kilo baggage per pax. 12. Guide & porters receive 'fair wage', proper equipment and full insurance coverage. 13. Group and staff first aid kit. 14. Farewell dinner, with porters in Lukla, and with Guide in Kathmandu. 15. All government taxes.
When is the based season for trek ?
Trekking is best during the pre and the post monsoon periods, i.e. March to May, and even better from the end of September to early December. Winter is December to end Feb and can be too cold in most areas, and June to early September the Monsoon is upon us. Having said that, it is possible to trek in Nepal year round. Let us know your dates and interests, and we can tailor a suitable trip.
where can we eat and what kind of food available?
In Kathmandu you have a wide selection of places to eat. On the trek the menu is more limited. Here we tend to eat simple, with the Nepali national dish, Dhal Bhat being popular (rice, lentils and vegetables/meat curry), but there is pizza and other exotic foods on the menu. You rarely go hungry, but standards can vary. At each meal we provide tea and coffee.
What kind of hotel and accommodation?
All hotels are of a good standard, within Tourist class category. Nepal is a developing country, so some rough corners should be expected, and tolerated. Electricity can suddenly be cut off, and hot water in the shower is not always guaranteed. A sense of humor is important.
When trekking we use lodges/home stays, where again the standard can vary. In the high season you may end up in a dormitory, or even sleeping in the dining room. We aim for own rooms with two or a double bed. But again: humor helps.
Are there any age restrictions?
Travel Bird Nepal is aimed at and there is not any designed for people aged. So everyone will be travelling with people of a similar age or family trip.
Do couples travel with Trek?
Yes, every trip is made of a mixture of people travelling alone, as pairs of groups of friends or couples. If you travel as a couple you will be able to share a tent, if your tour includes cabin, hostel, hotel and other budget lodging accommodation then we will try to accommodate we will try to accommodate couples.
What do I need to pack?
Keep in mind that dress tends to be casual and take a practical selection of clothes for both hot and cool climates to suit the season. You may encounter a wide variety of temperatures en route due to altitude and unforeseen weather conditions, so be prepared!
Besides your essential clothes, here's a checklist of other items you should take:
Boots suitable for your given trek, 4 pairs of socks, warm long johns, a windproof and a waterproof pair of trousers. Underpants, T-shirts, insulated mid layer, short and long arm shirts, fleece or wool jacket, and down jacket. Waterproof shell jacket. Gloves, warm hat, sun hat, Buff. Warm sleeping bag. Sun glasses, water bottle, first aid kit, nail clippers, note book and pen, reading material, camera. Lip cream and sun cream. Toiletries and towel. Torch, spare batteries, and charger for phone (lodges charge for this). Day pack (ca 25 to 30 ltr.). Inner shoes for the lodges.
Ski or Nordic walking poles are popular. Unless you have a knee or health issue, we recommend the use of just one. Why? When using two poles about 15% of your expended energy is in your arms, where God made legs to walk with. In addition your posture becomes more cramped, not helping with breathing at altitude. One pole allows you greater flexibility, so you may wind your way up the path, and put less pressure on the respiratory system. We recommend having one pole, especially useful on the way down, when it is steep, the path is wet, or you are simply tired.
There is phone connection over large areas of the Khumbu, however, it can somewhat erratic.
The given costs are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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