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EVEREST GOKYO LAKES TREK

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The Gokyo trek provides an opportunity to explore the heart of Sherpa homeland. You will trek to the Sherpa capital ‘Namche Bazar’ and then to Tengboche before climbing up to the stunning Gokyo valley to the glacial lakes under the great peak of Cho Oyu (8153m). This trekking adventure provides you with the opportunity to look upon Nepal�s biggest glacier and enjoy some of the best views of the Everest range in the region.

There are some short and interesting �climbs� of Gokyo Ri (5457m), Chukkung Ri and Kalapatthar for the classic views icefalls and glaciers of Mahalangur Himalayan range which comprises of five major 8000+ m. peaks � Everest, Cho O Yu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar and Makalu.

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All about the EVEREST GOKYO LAKES TREK.

SAGARMATHA NATIONAL PARK
Sagarmatha National Park is located in the remote area of Solukhumbu in eastern Nepal and encompasses the world�s highest mountain, Everest (8848m) or Sagarmatha (the Nepali name for Everest) and many other Himalayan giants, such as Lhotse (8516m), Cho-yo Ama Dablam (8201m) and Pumori (7161m). This vast region contains multiple routes and offers a good standard of amenities for visiting trekkers.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
This trek is a bit demanding as we climb to the peak altitude of 5360m. Trekking can become streneous as we gain elevation, over 4000m, also some days may require walking for 4 to 9 hours. Nevertheless, if you are physically and mentally fit, you can enjoy this trek like all the other participants.

TRAVEL
You may prefer to travel to the Sagarmatha National Park via the 45 minute domestic flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hilary Airport at Lukla. Alternatively, you may like to take a one day bus to the town of jiri and from there two days trek to Lukla, where the main trek starts.

FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION
On your way to trek, there are Guest Lodges that provide good accommodation and a appreciable choice of prepared meals. However, it is highly advisable to bring your own sleeping bag, as during the peak season, bedding can be in short supply and it can get very cold at higher altitudes.

BEST TIME TO TREK
March to May is one of the best times to trek with lots of flowers in bloom, especially rhododendrons in the mountains. While the sky may not be very clear like in the autumn months, it is the second busiest season for trekking and mountaineering.

June to August is a rainy season but the mountains and hills are covered with lush, full green forests and vegetation. Mountain views are not guaranteed as it is generally cloudly everyday but if you love to explore the trails and nature in quite, this is the perfect time to trek because very few people travel at this time of the year.

September to November is the by far the busiest and the best season with spectacular views of mountains. The sky is very clear as the weather is easily predictable. However, the most popular trails can become quite busy at this time.

December to February is a winter season and it is good time to trek because the sky is clear and the number of trekkers are reduced due to cold temperature.

SAFETY ON THE TRAIL AND ACCLIMATISATION
All our guides are well trained in First Aid and are highly experienced in trekking in Nepal. We give utmost priority to safety and our staff will be available for any issues, and alert to any symptoms of illness that may come up.

As you reach any point above 3000m, you could face with altitude problems, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), that can be life threatening. This is why we have specially designed our trip itinerary so that you have sufficient time to acclimatise to the higher altitude. Our guides are well experienced and will act accordingly with the seriousness of any mountain sickness suffered. In case of AMS, the easiest and best remedy is to descend quickly, so never ignore the symptoms and please talk to your guide or leader if you feel uneasy. They are trained to manage the logistics and assess the situation continually to make sure that you have a safe trip and enjoy yourself.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

– Land transportation, airport pickup and drop by private car / van / tourist bus.

– Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, breakfast included.

– 3 meals a day and best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation along the trail.

– Well experienced English speaking and other native language speaking trek leader/guide.

– Porter service and support staff for above 4 person

– TIMS trekking permit and national park fees

– Food, wages, accommodation, equipments, medicine and insurance coverage for all trekking staffs.

– All Government taxes.

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

– Meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu (other than breakfast).

– Travel insurance and other expenses like costs incurred due to any unforeseen circumstances, emergency evacuation and rerouting, flight change, airport taxes.

Alcoholic, hot and cold beverage, laundry.

Personal trekking Equipments.

Tips for trekking staff – Tipping are expected.

  1. ARRIVAL IN NEPAL

    We highly suggest that you arrive in Nepal at least one full day before the intended date of your trek as it will give you an opportunity to allow for any jetlag and purchase any trekking and climbing items here in Kathmandu. Our representative will receive you at the airport and take you to Three Star Hotel. Overnight at hotel.
    Note: Hotel will be as per your request, budget to deluxe. So please let us know your requirement.

  2. Early morning 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After lunch, we set off to Phakding (2800m), a 3 hour trek to the north.

  3. Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), a six hour trek, through the valley of Dudh Koshi and Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Mount Everest).

  4. Acclimatisation day in Namche (3440m). Get acclimatise to the thin air and reduced levels of oxygen at this altitude before we continue upwards towards the Everest Base Camp. Ascending too quickly can generate symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), which can be fatal, so it is very important that we take rest today to allow our bodies some extra time to adjust, and rest before we continue on our journey upwards.

    You can visit local shops, National Park Visitor Centre or take a side trip to Thami or Khumjung. Namche is a great place to hang out with stunning mountain views, observing the trading of visiting Tibetans or listening to the stories of departing mountaineers.

  5. Trek to Dole (3780m) with amazing views of Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Ama Dablam (6812m) and Thamserku (6623m). The trail brings us down to Kyangjuma before we eventually reach Sanasa, where the trail breaks off for either Gokyo valley or Everest Base Camp.

    Taking the Gokyo Valley route we gradually trek up through Mongla pass before descending to Dudhkosi Khola to Phortse Tenga and the trail makes an ascend steeply at some point to bring you to Dole. 6 hour trek to Dole.

  6. Climbing steadily up through a scenic ridge, which provides a good view of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku, we trek for six hours to Machhermo (4470m).

  7. Trek to Gokyo (4800m), a six hour trek, with extremely pleasing views of Kangtega (6782m) and Thamserku (6623m) down the Gokyo valley.

    The valley widens as our trail reaches Pangka and from here we descend to the river bank before climbing back up to near the Ngozamba Glacier. After crossing an iron bridge the trail levels out and we pass the first lake, known as Longpongo (4690m) and then come upon Taboche Tsho lake, which emits a bright turquoise reflection sparkling in the sun.

    A small distance ahead we reach the third lake, Dudh Pokhari, which is connected with Taboche Tsho by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu mountain (8201m) provides a stunning backdrop. After lunch, we explore the area around Dudh Pokhari before spending the night in a guesthouse.

  8. Acclimatisation day in Gokyo valley (4800m) and take some rest if required. However, if we have energy, we can take the opportunity to trek up the nearby Gokyo Ri (5457m), the best viewpoints of Everest in the region. We can also explore the spectacular fourth and fifth lakes in the area, Thonak Tsho and Ngozuma Tsho.

    The northern part of Ngozuma Tsho provides fantastic views of Cho-Oyu base camp and the biggest glacier of the world, the Ngazumpa glacier. A 6 hour round trip trek up to Gokyo Ri and 4/5th lake, before returning to Gokyo village.

  9. Trek downhill to Dole (3780m), a four hour trek, following the path alongside the Dudh Koshi River.

  10. Trek down to Namche (3440m), a 5 hour trek, and take a well-earned rest and enjoy a hot shower.

  11. Coming down steeply out of Namche we cross the suspension bridge and get our last views of Everest. After lunch at Phakding we continue down the path, before turning off the main Jiri route and arriving back to Lukla (2800m). 8 hour trek to Lukla.

  12. Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m) and transfer to hotel.

    Weather conditions at Lukla are unpredictable and can affect flight times and departures hence so we advise you to have at least 2 extra days in your itinerary between your expected Everest trek completion date and your departure flight from Nepal.

    In the case of emergencies you can take a shared Helicopter, which can fly in conditions not suitable for planes, from Lukla to Kathmandu at an additional cost.

  13. These are cushion days that has been built into the itinerary to allow for delays due to flights, bad weather or other reasons beyond our control. If you are able to complete your trek in time then this day may be used for sight seeing around Kathmandu Valley or for some shopping. Alternatively, a trip to Pokhara City, the natural beauty of Nepal or to Chitwan for some wildlife adventure will be a memorable moment in Nepal.

  14. These are cushion days that has been built into the itinerary to allow for delays due to flights, bad weather or other reasons beyond our control. If you are able to complete your trek in time then this day may be used for sight seeing around Kathmandu Valley or for some shopping. Alternatively, a trip to Pokhara City, the natural beauty of Nepal or to Chitwan for some wildlife adventure will be a memorable moment in Nepal.

The itineraries are merely a guideline and are prearranged on the basis of their popularity with our previous guests. We can easily customized it to suit your own schedule and desire.

We can organize combination packages to explore various regions and attractions throughout the country if you have an interest to explore Nepal further. Popular destinations and activities include: the famous Chitwan National Park Jungle Safaris, guided tours of Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Mountain Biking, River Rafting. Please share your desire by contacting us and we will make it happen for you.

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