- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 10 days
- tour type Private and Group
- age requirement 7+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Trek difficulty Medium
- Visit historical Sherpa museum and Saturday market in Namche Bazaar.
- Bird’s eye view from National park head quarter.
- Live through Sherpa culture and a glimpse of Yeti head in Khumjung village.
- Explore the Gokyo lake,View from Renjo pass ,explore the Thame monastery hidden valley.
The trek begins with a 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, an airport and the main entrance point to the Everest region. The trail takes us through the lush Dudkosi valley having a rich flora and fauna. We will also encounter Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries. After 2 days we will arrive to Namche bazaar, the capital of the Everest region. We will be spending an extra day at Namche Bazar so as to acclimatize properly. During this day we will make a small excursion to a viewpoint where Mt. Everest can be seen.
After Namche Bazar we will follow the trail to Dole, Machhermo, Luza and finally we will arrive to Gokyo village. From Gokyo village we will hike up Gokyo Ri in the morning for a great sunrise over the Himalayas. Atop Gokyo Ri we get amazing views of Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu, including views of Gokyo's 5 green emerald lakes. Another highlight is the massive ice ridge between Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Gyangchung kang at 7,925m.
It is possible to do this trek all year around, and the best times are from the beginning of March to May and from September to December, as the weather is even more favourable. If you are able to walk 6 hours a day you can do this trek. If in doubt as to your physical fitness please add a porter upon booking.
We are looking forward to providing you with a great Himalayan adventure.
Firstly, I originally booked with a friend. However, she bailed a month from my departure date. I was originally hesitant to go alone but this should definitely not deter you from trekking in the area if this is a fear of yours. Trekking alone has its own spiritual power you cannot get when you trek in a big group. You can walk at your own pace and take breaks whenever you want! Also, you meet so so many amazing people while travelling solo so you're never really alone.
Secondly, my guide DHANA was the most amazing companion to have during the trip. He went above and beyond to make my hike enjoyable and smooth. He was such a sweet man who was great company. His English is close to impeccable and is a great card player! He beat me several times at a card game I taught him on the trek. Moreover, he is very flexible and can adjust your trip to your needs. He genuinely cares about you and wants you to have the best trip possible. I would highly recommend requesting Dhana if you are booked with Nepal Eco Adventure.
Thirdly, the company Nepal Eco Adventure is such a great local company based in Kathmandu. Chhatra, who I originally emailed after booking, met me when I first arrived in Kathmandu and was very warm and welcoming. He is clearly very experienced at what he does and understands the whole system very well - he will be truthful with you and is someone whose word you can trust. Moreover, this company provided me with numerous benefits I had no idea I was actually going to receive. Every night, my oxygen level and heart rate was checked, I received fruit after every dinner and got a free hat and cap upon arriving in Kathmandu. Nepal Eco Adventure is definitely an awesome trustworthy company to book with.
Finally, the trek itself was amazing and a trip I'll never forget. I trekked in mid December which actually was such a perfect time. The trails weren't too crowded but still enough people were trekking in order to make friends. The lake was frozen over which was still as stunning as ever regardless. Summiting Gokyo Ri was by far my favorite part of the trip. We trekked it around 2:30pm and arrived at the summit just before sunset which was absolutely incredible. My phone died at the summit because it was so cold but luckily I had a film camera (I would highly recommend bringing a film camera or even a disposable as the cold can kill batteries pretty fast - portable charger is another great idea). In terms of altitude sickness, I was very lucky to not feel the altitude too much. Diamox can be taken if needed but I think if you're young and fit the chances are you don't need to take it.
Some final trips would be: bring chapstick, bring a portable charger, bring a film camera, pack lightly and bring proper hiking socks. Be prepared for potential delays going to and from Lukla as well.
I could not recommend booking a trek with Nepal Eco Adventure more. I would highly suggest requesting Dhana as your guide as he is not only very knowledgeable about hiking in the Himalayas but is also such a great human as well! I will definitely be back to Nepal and will be sure to book through Nepal Eco Adventure!
Day 1: Fly to Lukla(2810m) and Trek to Phakding(2610m)
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m)
Day 3: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar.
Day 4: Trek to Dole. (4150m)
Day 5: Trek to Machhermo (4470m)
Day 6: Trek to Gokyo (4790m) day trip to Fifth Lake.
Day 7: Trek down to Dole (4200m) after Gokro Ri
Day 8: Trek down to Namche (3445m).
Day 9: Trek down to Lukla (2830m).
Day 10: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
- A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
- Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
- Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
- All necessary trekking permits and TIMS cards
- Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) including airport transfer.
- comprehensive first aid kit box available.
- Government taxes and official expenses.
- Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
- Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and cap.
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, in case of emergency (actual flight to be paid by your Travel insurance).
- Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible
- Gokyo valley trekking route map.
- Assistant guide group size above 4+ person.
- Airport Pick up
- Airport Drop
- Nepal visa fee.
- Hotel and meals in kathmandu.
- Your Travel and medical insurance.
- International airfare.
- Your personal expenses.
- Drinks and beverages
- All desserts, sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
- Hot shower and camera battery or phone charging at the tea houses.
- Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
- Porter to carry your gear on the trek. Can be added while checkout.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationEssential Equipment for Trekking in Nepal: A warm sleeping bag rated for temperatures up to -15 degree Celsius Comfortable hiking boots. Make sure they are tried and tested before you go on this trek. Carry spare boot laces and lightweight trainers/shoes as well A waterproof jacket a fleece jacket and a down jacket. Also carry a Fleece sweater Waterproof trousers Light-weight fleece or woollen vests. Long or short-sleeved shirts Warm hiking trousers Underwear A woollen/felt hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds) and a wide-rimmed sun hat 2 to 3 pairs good quality walking socks Warm gloves or mitts A large rucksack or a duffel bag (55 to 70l) along with a rucksack liner or a thick bin bag A day sack (25 to 40l) Dark sunglasses High-factor sunscreen & lip balm Ear plugs (walls in the lodges can be thin) A headlamp and spare batteries. 2 water bottles and a water purification kit Toiletries A small hand towel (do not bring large towels. They are bulky and heavy) Toilet paper (you can buy poor-quality paper along the route) Non essential but recommended Equipment: Hiking poles A light-weight windproof jacket A neck warmer A sleeping bag liner Wet wipes A length of string or para-cord (12 feet) Half a dozen cloth pegs Safety pins Plastic bags, carrier bags. These come in handy for a myriad uses. Shorts Camera (you can recharge batteries at a small cost in lodges) Binoculars
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.