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|Day||Itinerary||Altitude in Meter & Feet||Trekking / Walking|
|1||Arrive at Kathmandu||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||30m Drive|
|2||Sightseeing Tour of the Kathmandu valley||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||5-6 hr drive|
|3||Fly to Lukla (2,860m / 9,383 ft) and trek to Phakding||2,610 m / 8,562 ft||3-4 hr Trek|
|4||Trek to Namche Bazar||3,441 m / 11,290 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|5||Acclimatization day- Namche Bazar||3,441 m / 11,290 ft|
|6||Trek to Dole||4200m / 13,780 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|7||Trek to Machharma||4,470m / 14,666ft||3-4 hr Trek|
|8||Trek to Gokyo||4,800m / 15,749ft||3-4 hr Trek|
|9||Climb Gokyo Ri||5,357m / 17,576ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|10||Trek to Phortse Tangga||3680m / 12073 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|11||Trek to Khumjung||3790m / 12434 ft||3-4 hr Trek|
|12||Trek to Monjo||2850m / 9350 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|13||Trek to Lukla||2,860m / 9,383 ft||3-4 hr Trek|
|14||Flight back to Kathmandu||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||30m Flight, 30m Drive|
|15||Departure Day||30m Drive|
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring passport, 2 copies passport size photos and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent by email before). And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with a private vehicle. Today you will visit the following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:
Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum, and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of Holy Bagmati River. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river.
Another UNESCO World Heritage site; Boudhanath another holiest site of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes on all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.
City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces on to magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries),
After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you at Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through the narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see the following:
Your adventure began here, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only takes about 40 minutes, and you'll enjoy Nepal's iconic mountain views throughout. This flight is one of the closest mountain flights you can do in Nepal. Touch down on the narrow mountaintop runway, and your Trekking to dream EBC begins.
After your whirlwind arrival, head out on a half-day trek. You'll follow a riverside trail downhill through the Dudh Koshi Valley, passing farms, stone villages, and snow-topped mountains toward your first overnight in Phakding.
From Phakding, the route crisscrosses the pine-flanked Dudh Koshi (Milky River) river on a steel cable suspension bridge. Keep an eye out for yaks and other local wildlife that amble along the same route.
From there, the trekking path leads into Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO-listed nature reserve that is home to snow leopards and red pandas. After passing a checkpoint in Monjo to register your trekking permits, you'll begin a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. If the weather is clear, you may just catch a glimpse of Mount Everest in the distance.
After a strenuous uphill hike, you'll arrive for your overnight stop with time to shop for souvenirs or any extra gear you may need. Namche, the main trading village in the Khumbu region, is the historic meeting point for Hindu traders from the lowlands and Tibetan yak caravans. It remains a global melting-pot (and now even boasts an Irish pub!).
After yesterday's significant gain in altitude, you'll take today off to relax and acclimatize.
The tourist Capital and the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region: Namche Bazaar, well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries and lots of branded and local shops selling the daily needs. Although its rest day for acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel and see beautiful views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest, Khumjung village is a brimming little town which is beautifully filled by the Sherpa community. Walking through the Sherpa village will be a unique experience to understand the real lifestyle of Sherpa people.
From Namche, the trail follows the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi River. After the acclimatization day up in Namche, you'll be ready to hit the road to Gokyo Valley again. As you leave Namche, you'll catch an outstanding glimpse of the Himalaya, marking the world's highest elevations.
You'll continue along the trail, you can stop for a cup of Nepali chiya with the view of Ama Doblom in Kayangjuma. After the break, we reach the junction to EBC and Gokyo valley. From here, we climb to Mong La for lunch with one of the finest views of Aamadablam. You will trek don through Rhododendron forests to phorsetanga then we climb again by Passing a few waterfalls and bridges, we reach the small village of Dole.
After climbing a ridge, the trail moves through Lhabarma and to Luza where you pass summer settlements of the locals. Views of Kantega, Cho Oyu and Thamserku stay with us as we walk along the trail. Passing small villages on the way, the scenic high hillside trek leads continues with views of the deep Dudh Koshi valley. The four hours walk ends at Machhermo, our stop for the day. A beautiful stream that originates from Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche runs through this village where you can hear stories on the first sighting of Yeti.
From Machhermo, the trail ascends to a Chorten through a ridge where views of Thamserku, Kangtega and Cho-Oyu along with the valleys below are magnificent. The valley slowly widens as the easy trail passes another Chorten and reaches Pangka. Descending to the river bank, we then begin our steep climb to the moraine of Ngozamba Glacier. We pass through the mesmerizing natural beauty of the turquoise lakes Longpongo and Taboche Tsho and reach a third lake, Dudh Pokhari, where the Gokyo village is situated. With the backdrop of Cho-Oyo, the beautiful and well-facilitated village and its outstanding periphery is our shelter after this adventurous day.
We start early today to Gokyo Ri (5,357m / 17,576ft) which lies above the village. The steep climb of about four hours to the top is quite strenuous, yet rewards with one of the best Mountain View spot in the Everest region. We can observe 4 of the 14 tallest mountain peaks of the world: Mt. Everest(8,848.86m / 29,031) Mt. Lhotse(8,516m / 27,940 ft), Mt. Makalu(8,463m / 27,766 ft), and Cho Oyu(8,188m / 26,864 ft) with a face-to-face distance. We then head back towards the valley to our lodge for breakfast. After that, we'll be sightseeing around the valley a bit and spend the rest of the day immersing ourselves in the beauty of the Himalayas. And enjoy the highest bakery of the planet with the coffee shot.
The trail leads to Ngozumpa Glacier from where we take a steep descent towards the river. We climb to a ridge where exotic views of Cho Oyu and the valley of Kentega below on clear days. Descending down the ridge, we reach PhortseThanga.
We began our day by climbing to Mongla viewpoint. from here it is just about an hour of easy trek to reach the village of Khumjung.
This village is one of the most beautiful in Khumbu. The first school in Khumbhu Reason was billed by The Himalayan Trust was here, as well as a medical post (for locals and trekkers) in nearby Khunde. The monastery of Khumjung village is another attraction to look around. Surrounding around the village will be an experience to understand the real-life of Sherpa people.
Passing back along the familiar ground, you'll head to the tourist capital of Namche bazaar for a cup of tea.
From there, you'll descend to the bridge over the Dudh Koshi, finally crossing back over it. Pass through birch and rhododendron forests to Jorshalle and Monjo.
Today marks your final day of trekking. The route follows the Dudhi Koshi River all the way back down to Lukla, where you'll spend your last night in the mountains. It's time for a farewell party: sample some regional chang (home-brewed rice beer) and learn some Sherpa dance steps. You have a successful trek to celebrate.
On your last morning in the mountains, you'll wake up early to catch a morning flight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at your disposal. If you didn't get a chance to see the city's main sights, you'll have a chance to now. You also might want to unwind with a massage or spa treatment in Thamel. Otherwise, you have the entire capital at your fingertips for sightseeing before you depart tomorrow.
Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.
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I first met Rajan Lamichhane, the principal at Namaste Nepal Trekking, in 2017. I originally intended to trek to the Annapurna Base Camp without any assistance. But after reading all the advice available online I decided to seek out a reliable guide. I hired Rajan to be my guide on this trek and was immediately impressed by his fluent English skills and his friendly manner. What a wonderful enhancement to my Nepal experience he turned out to be! His organisational skills and easy manner made me so glad I made this decision. Nepal is endowed with astonishing natural beauty and the jawdropping scenery of the Himalayas. Rajan helped me to appreciate it fully and also became my window to the fascinating cultural and spiritual traditions of the country, Rajan originally comes from an agricultural area, and with my background in farming in Australia, his knowledge amplified my experience and provided answers to all my curiosity. I was impressed with the organic methods used by the farmers growing crops like millet, potatoes, ginger, cauliflower, cabbage, peas and tomatoes, All the accommodation and catering arrangements were seamless: every guesthouse we stayed in was the best available in that village. and Rajan seemed to know everybody along the way. I found the trekking on the way to ABC was a bit tougher than I expected. Rajan suggested an amended itinerary which was more suitable to my age (mid 60s) and fitness level and allowed me to have an easier, more enjoyable time and to come home exhilarated and keen to return! I did exactly that! In October 2018 I was back in Nepal. This time there was no hesitation, I booked my holiday with Rajan's trekking company from the outset. His suggestion was a trek to the Langtang Himal. I wasn't disappointed. Once again Rajan took care of every tiny detail and made all arrangements for my holiday, all travel, permits and passes. After several hours driving in a jeep on what seemed like the worst roads and hairpin bends in the world, we reached the town where the Langtang Trek begins. Coincidentally it is also nearby to a farming village that Rajan assists through his charity activities. This time Rajan had supplied a porter to carry the bedding and other necessities. This allowed me to carry a lighter pack. This added to my enjoyment of the walking and kept me fresher and more able to absorb every detail of this astounding landscape! In the aftermath of the recent eathquake, the damage and loss of life in this valley is still obvious, the precarious existence in these remote areas is brought into very sharp focus.Yet the people in these tough areas of Nepal despite their hardship can teach us in the West a few lessons in how to keep happiness alive. The end point of this trek is the village of Tsego Ri, this offers a nearby climb up to 5000m. This day outing is the closest you will get on earth to a climb up to heaven! Sublime! When back in Kathmandu Rajan arranged a wonderful trip to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Mr Lamichhane's knowledge as a guide and his organisational skills, plus his genial manner and good humour made this trek into one of the most enjoyable holidays I have ever had. In 2019 I had the chance to realise a longstanding ambition of mine: to trek to the lakes at Gokyo in the Everest region. Because I have so much trust in Rajan's organisational skills and enjoy travelling with him so much I had no hesitation in engaging his services once again. And again it was a seamless, hassle free experience. This trek requires a flight to Lukla to begin. Due to cloud conditions this flight had been unavailable for many days. Rajan through his contacts was able to arrange a flight to an alternative nearby airstrip and a final push through to Lukla by helicopter. This allowed me to maintain my overall holiday schedule and not to miss any of the Gokyo itinerary. On this trek we encountered some of the less visited areas as well as taking in vistas of the iconic peaks. (Up at dawn to share the Ama Dablam views with a local monk!) Once again I could rely on Rajan;s skill and experience to plan and pace the trek to take into account my age and fitness level; also to assist me when I suffered a bout of altitude sickness. My Gokyo trek culminated in a breakfast on the terrace of the Everest View Hotel...it doesn't get any better than this! Based on my experience of three wonderful and varied treks with Rajan organising and guiding them, I can wholeheartedly recommend Rajan and his company Namaste Nepal Trekking to anybody planning a holiday in this fabulous part of the world!
For this trek, you will be staying in 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu and the best available teahouses during the trek. Nowadays in the lower elevation of Everest's reason is providing a room with attached bathrooms; we will try our best! However, teahouses in some places only have shared toilet and washing facilities. There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cozy, and functional. The rooms usually include single sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows, and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.
Normally Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months for High altitude treks in Nepal. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountains scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm. Although many trekking trips into the lower altitude can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at the high altitude, trekking trails above 4000 meters is usually blocked by the heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain, Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with the care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.
During this trip, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food, most common “Dhal Bhat” as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations. A farewell dinner will be served during your stay in Kathmandu. Your all breakfasts (15 breakfasts), 13 lunches, and 14 dinners with seasonable fruits during the trek are included in this package.
Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure come true and successful there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers), and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody on the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.
Yes, we will organize the support staff to carry your backpack. Every single trekking package on our website includes a 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers. He can carry max 25 kg for 2 trekkers. Trekking in The Himalayas is challenging and even very harder if you are carrying your backpack by yourself. It will be much easier and enjoyable if you take support staff to carry your backpack. You can only worry about your day pack with you and enjoy every single moment of your Himalayan day with stunning scenery.
Gokyo Valley trekking trails have mineral water bottles available in every single guest house. They also have boiled water or filtered water everywhere along the trekking trails. Some villages also have water purification filterer systems such as Katadyn, Kent, or similar. You can also use normal water after prepared with water purification tablets.
Anything can happen anytime during the trek. All of our group leaders, guides, and assistance guides are trained for first aid, High altitude risk Management, and are prepared to deal with the most common problems or injuries you may get on a trek. Apart from that in the case of any emergency or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), your guide will let us know immediately. Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will be there for you to assist your Rescue if needed. In few places in this trek Like Machharmo, Namche Bazaar. There are health posts which have been serving by foreign doctors and local professionals. We will help you to get there to get treatment and get back to the capital. NNTR trekking team is ready to ensure your safety anytime during the trek even to carry you down to a safer place.
This package, you will find that most of the things are included. However, we suggest you estimate $ 10 to $15 per person per day as your miscellaneous expenses.
The following are the major expenses they are extra on top of the package price.
Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu and or before start the trek: Except the welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu, your lunch and dinners are not included, from the day you start the trek everything will be included, check your quote to see which meals are included.
Drinking-Water: drinking water for your entire trip is not included in our package. We are an Eco-friendly Trekking Company, we encourage you to keep mountains safe from garbage and use the reusable bottles and water purification tablets.
Other Drunks: Every meal included in the itinerary comes with a cup of tea or coffee, Apart from that any of your hot/cold drinks will be your own.
Overweight backpack: NNTR provides 1 support staff for every 2 trekkers, if one of your backpacks weighs more than 15 kg, you will need to pay a bit extra to compensate your porter or get another porter.
Tips for your guide and support staff.
Optional extra expenses on your guesthouses: Nowadays most of the famous trekking trails of Nepal have got the internet and electricity asses, it is normal for guesthouses to charge extra for wifi and battery charging, most of the guesthouse offers hot showers (or hot buckets), you will have to pay extra for the shower too.
Yes, you need to get a good travel and rescue insurance. Your safety is our major concern, we strongly recommend you to buy comprehensive travel insurance for trekking in Nepal. Your policy should cover your trek, tour, and the extra time you are going to spend in Nepal including helicopter evacuation. Trekking in Nepal can be really dangerous, especially in high altitudes. If you get any emergency we will be able to act fast when you have a good insurance policy. It’s easy to request fast for emergency assistance.
Yes, they have medicine for altitude sickness. It called Acetazolamide. It’s well known by its trade name Diamox. It’s used for prevention and the treatment of altitude sickness. As it is a prescription medicine, we are unable to provide this herein Nepal. Please talk with your doctor before you leave home. During the trek, there is some local medicine as well be available to prevent yourself from altitude sickness. Ginger Lemon Honey Tea, Garlic Soup, and Hot water are the one we believe the local medicine which can help you to avoid altitude sickness. The best medicine is to acclimatize your body and climb slow. If there any symptoms stop climbing and descend immediately. Please read our full Faq for more details about the Altitude Mountain Sickness.
The altitude of Gokyo Lake is 4790 meters/15715 feet above the sea label.
The altitude of Gokyo Ri is 5350 meters/17550 feet above the sea label.
No, normally for this Gokyo Valley trek you don't need the crampons. it will be ideal if you are trekking in the wintertime. In the winter trail from Machharma to Gokyo and further is normally covered with snow. The crampons can be very useful in this part of the trek.
The total distance of Gokyo Valley Trek starting from Lukla to Gokyo Lake and ending at Lukla is about 100 kilometers/ 62 miles.
The following 12 days itinerary Starting and ending at Kathmandu is the shortest way to get there. If you trek through Everest base camp it will take 15 days, similarly, if you trek through Renjo La or the Chola pass it will take 15 to 20 days. So the Gokyo Valley Trek can be done in between 12 to 20 days. Just let us know how long you want to spend?
We know unexpected things happen at unexpected times. If some unfortunate happens and you need to change your plans you can simply write us an email or message us. If you give us enough time we will try our best to assist your unfortunate. We can normally postpone your trip and apply your advance payment for any time in the future. The fund transfer process from Nepal to another country takes a long time because we need to prepare all the documents and take permission from the Central Bank of Nepal. That’s the main reason we encourage all of you to Postpone the trip and use the credit in the future. If you need to cancel your trip completely, we, unfortunately, are unable to give you a full refund. You will be charged by 30% of the package price as a cancellation charge.
Yes, most of the guesthouses in this Gokyo Valley Trek below the Dole have Electricity, Hot Shower, and Wifi. For the electricity, some village has Micro-Hydro station which produces enough electricity for them, above the Namche Bazaar, most of the guesthouses have a solar panel for the electricity. It might be difficult some time to charge your phone or the camera in case of the bad weather. Batter to have some good backup with you. For the hot shower, every guesthouse has solar Panels and the gas tankless water heater. And for the wifi, every single guesthouse is connected with Everest-Link, you can buy a various data plan and enjoy your free time with your loved once.
Trekking in the land of the mystical Himalaya is a big deal for many people around the globe. Choosing the right company and the right guide is also the big challenge you put your complete trust in a stranger guide for your biggest adventure. It’s not the decision to be taken lightly. We have been there and understand how important it is to have a professional and best trekking leader or guide for your adventure in Nepal. We are very careful for that your guide needs to speak good English, Knowledgeable, very experienced in the field, friendly and good discussion maker. All of our group leaders and guides are highly experienced, professional, and have been selected based on their technical proficiency proven safety recodes, good judgment, patience, and awesome personalities. They easily acclimate themselves to the high altitudes with nil difficulty this is why they can provide better services without becoming a casualty themselves. All of our guides have had many kinds of different pieces of training to be a professional guide. Among them some of they are:
• Trekking Guide Tanning
• Tour Guide Training
• First-Aid Training
• Mountaineering training
• High Altitude Risk Management Training
• Bird Watching Training
Gokyo village ( 4790m/15715 ft ) is the highest village where you spend the night in this trek from Gokyo Village you can trek a side trip to the mountain viewpoint of Gokyo Ri (5360m/17585ft) and 5th Lake (4951m/16245ft).
Anything can happen anytime during the trek. If you need to leave your trek on the middle of the trail we will provide maximum effort to make sure your safe return to Kathmandu. And we will assist with your travel arrangements for your home. you have to know that we will not be able to refund any money to you.
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Every trekker who wants to trek in Everest reason of Nepal needs to get 3 different permits.
1) TIMS Card,
2) Sagarmatha National Park Permit and,
3) Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance card.
All of them will cost 60 us dollars for foreigners, 38 us dollars for SAARC Nationality, and 70 us dollars for the free individual trekkers.
The height of Mt. Everest is 8848.86 meter. shocked?
The new height is 86 cm/2.82 ft higher than the previous height considered by Nepal. This is the first time that Nepal has measured the height of Mount Everest on its own. The height has been made public by holding joint programs by the Government of Nepal and China in Beijing and Kathmandu on December 8, 2020.