Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Trek fact

    Trek Name: ASG

    Duration: 14 Nights/15 Days

    Highest Elevation: 5357m

    Difficulty: Strenuous 

    Accommodation: Lodge/Guest house

    Transport: Plane

    Best trekking time: Sep-Nov & Mid Feb-Mid May

    Minimum Group Size:1+

     

    About Trekking

    Gokyo Lake trek is commonly known as Gokyo valley trekking. The Gokyo Lake trekking route is probably the  best alternative route to Everest Base Camp trek that offers magnificent view of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. The Gokyo valley trekking offers an amazing and magnificent view of the highest mountain Mt. Everest (8848m Cho oyu (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse etc.

    The Gokyo region is a land of high altitude glacier lakes.There are several glacier lake in which reflection of white mountain peak can be enjoyed. Additional hike to Firth Lake & nameless tower is recommended for gorgeous views of Himalayan snow capped peaks. The major  destination of Gokyo lake Trekking is Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri(5357m) Peak. Gokyo Ri is the closest point to observe the Mount Everest(8,848m). This Gokyo Lake Trekking explores around the breathtaking Gokyo valley which is located adjoining of the Khumbu. The Gokyo Lake hiking takes us through passionate and panoramic villages of stone houses and walled pastures on the shores of Gokyo Lake.

    Gokyo Lake/Valley trek starts from Lukla after 42 minutes scenic flight over Himalays. Basically the trail is same until Namche as we follow for Everest Base camp. From Namche the trail separates to Dole where as for EBC trek we follow trail to Tengboche. Gokyo trek is recommended for all aged people who are healthy & fit. We have acclimatization day in Namche & every day we hike five hours in average. We stay in guest house with cozy rooms & serving delicious meals. We have group departure for Gokyo trek & for individual we have private trip suitable for each individual. Our price for Gokyo trek package is quite affordable. We have full board package & on request we can offer you half board package in Bed & breakfast plan excluding Lunch & dinner. We have multi language speaking guides  who are  well verse in related languages. We provide you guide from Everest Area for Gokyo trek so that more & authentic information is delivered to our clients. We concern the safety of our clients so our guide carry cell phone & satellite phone depending on situation so that every day we will be reporting where about & how about our clients. Our itinerary for Gokyo lake trek is designed properly & providing enough time to adjust with altitude.  

  • Day to Day Itinerary

    DAY 01:  Arrive in Kathmandu [1300 m/4264 ft] 

    Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (TIA), you will be greeted by our representative . You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest, hang around in the city .Overnight Hotel

    DAY 02:  Kathmandu [1300 m/4264 ft]: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

    After breakfast we will start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader, other crew & you can check your trek gears & add or remove the equipments consulting your guide.O/N Hotel  

    DAY 03:  Kathmandu - Lukla [2,800 m/9,184 ft]- Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3-4 hrs 

    Early morning, after breakfast we get transferred to domestic airport to fly to Lukla. After an adventurous 40 minute flight above breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. At the airport, we meet our other crew members. When our porter are dividing & managing baggage we will have our breakfast then we start our trek for about three hrs. through  Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. Overnight Lodge(B,L,D).

    DAY 04:  Phakding -Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: -5-6 hrs

    Trek starts in the morning after breakfast. The walk today is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach entrance of Sagarmatha National Park A descend and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable .Now, as we climb up hill towards Namche Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains are viewed closer, we stop at the Chautara here to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region. Overnight in Namche Bazzar.(B,L,D).

    DAY 05:  Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

    We scheduled one day 'acclimatization' in Namche Bazar. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or carry out relaxed exploration of Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung and also climb up to famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. (B,L,D)

    DAY 06:  Namche Bazzar - Phorse Village-[3810 m/ 12,496 ft]: 5-6 hrs

    After breakfast in Namche, we start our trek enjoying superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kayangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. We trek gradual up through reach Mongla pass (3975 m) from where we glimpse Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Mt. Khumbila. Sherpas regard Mt. Khumbila as sacred mountain of the patron god of the Khumbu area. Descending to Dudhkosi Khola (3250 m), we cross a bridge and again trek up through the rhododendron forest, a host for Himalayan wild deer and musk deer. Finally, we arrive to the walled fields of Phorse. Phorse is just under the snow dusted peaks of Tawoche and Cholaste. From here it's a short trek to Phorse village where we rest overnight. (B,L,D)

    DAY 07:  Phorse Village - Machhermo-[4,470 m/ 14,663 ft]: 5-6 hours

    We return back the last days trail up to Phorse and after crossing the bridge on the Dudh Koshi River. Spotting wild lives like pheasants, mountain goats, and the elusive musk deer while on the way is not unusual. Through forests, some waterfalls and bridges, we reach Dole; a small place with few teahouses. We climb steadily up through a scenic ridge above Dole and the trail climbs via Lhabarma. Offering us good views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku the trail takes us through many summer settlements and a charming hamlet of Luza (4360 m). While we ascend from Luza, the Dudh Koshi valley is deep like a canyon with its sheer sides. Walking along the hill side above thundering Dudkoshi passing through some small hamlets and through sandy spurs, we reach Machhermo. Machhermo is the last major settlement on the way up to Gokyo. The beautiful stream flowing down from the Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche mountains runs through the middle of village before draining into the Dudh Koshi. It is the place where Khumbu people got first sighting of Yeti in 1974. We visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital here for a lecture regarding the altitude sickness, its precaution, and primary treatment. Precaution regarding altitude sickness is vital while trekking in the high altitude region, however our guides are quite knowledgeable about this. Overnight in Machhermo. (B,L,D).

    DAY 08:  We will have one more day for acclimatization to prevent from Altitude sickness. O/N Lodge

    Day 09: Machharmo - Gokyo [4800 m/15,744 ft]: 5-6 hours

    Today, we climb through a ridge Chorten from where we can see fabulous view of both down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Pangka (4480 m) after some gentle walk. Phangka is the palace where an avalanche in 1995 killed 40 people. We descend to the river bank before beginning to climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. After crossing an iron bridge over an stream the trial levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone. At the sight of the second lake, Taboche Tsho we become mesmerized by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little ahead of the second lake, we reach the third lake, the two linked by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight here. After lunch, we explore around the third Lakes, Dudh Pokhari. We spend night in a teahouse with comfortable bedrooms. Overnight in Gokyo. (B,L,D).

    DAY 10:  Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri [5357 m/17,570 ft] and hike to fifth lakes: 5-6 hrs

    Today is full day rest or an acclimatization day but we know we should not stay idle. If the weather is good, we grasp the opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri today instead of next day to enjoy the scene from the best viewpoint of Everest Region. Or, as we know Gokyo is not only popular for its grand view from Gokyo Peak but also for the six lakes which it hosts. Definitely we would not miss the chance to observe the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). About 3 km north of Gokyo is the fourth lake with its high cliffs and peaks rising above it. The trail continues to fifth lake. If interested, we climb on a hill at the edge of the Lakes to get astounding 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. Beyond the fifth Lakes is the Cho Oyu Base Camp. Scenery here is breathtaking with Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang seeming just a stone's throw away. Northern part of the fifth lake provides fabulous views of Cho-Oyu Base Camp and biggest glacier of the world- the Ngazumpa glacier. Moved by the charm, we may even try to go sixth lake too but depends upon our own interest and time. Back to Gokyo village. Overnight at Gokyo. (B,L,D)

    DAY 11:  Gokyo to Dole: 3-4 hrs 

    The way back from Gokyo is an easy downhill walk along the Dudh Koshi River that emerges out of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Passing by the second and then the first Gokyo Lakes, we come to a small gushing stream over an iron bridge. We see the hamlet of Phangka ahead. Cholatse and Taboche peaks rear up on the right of us. The trail descends below Phangka, and across a level terrace on the slope to climb a rib on the far side of the hill side. Upon reaching the Chorten at the edge, we see great views of Thamserku , Cho Oyu, and Kangtega . We slowly walk down to sprawling village of Machhermo. Again, through the charming hamlet of Luza and Lhafarma we reach Dole, an overnight stop for most of the trekkers going towards Gokyo Valley. Overnight in Dole. (B,L,D)

    DAY 12:  Dole- Namche: 4-5 hrs

    Taking last inspection back to Cho Oyu range, we start steep descent to Phortse Tenga. Our hike today is mostly down hills. The most outstanding feature of the trail today is the abundance of plant and animal vegetation including wildflowers and Rhododendrons. We might spot faunas like mountain goats, musk deers, pheasants, etc. Waterfalls are also today`s attraction. Upon reaching MongLa, a very wonderfully located lovely place perched on the spur of Mt. Khumbila. We take revised look at Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, and a distant view of Tengboche. After a bit of long distance walk, we reach an intersection where the steep path up from Sanasa meets our trail. Now, trail to Namche clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. Upon coming to Namche army camp hill, we look back to see Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche for one last time. About a kilometer from here is Namche.. (B,L,D)

    DAY 13:  Namche Bazaar-Lukla: 6-8 hrs

    The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. On arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks.Overnight in Lukla.(B,L,D)

    DAY 14:  Fly back to Kathmandu 

    Flights to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for morning because wind can create problem to fly the aircraft in the afternoon but sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason that are beyond our command. We fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel. If get interested to take some gifts home from Nepal for friends and relatives, visit to some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too.Overnight in Kathmandu. (B,D)

    Day 15: Free from program or departure.

     

  • Equipment Recommended:

    Footwear:

    Running shoes: These are great for travel and easy walking.

    Hiking boots: Leather with a sturdy mid-sole and Vibram sole. ½ or ¾ shank, boots should be warm and fit well over light and heavy sock combinations. Fit is much more important than brand. Take the time to select a pair that fits your foot, and break them in well. (Asolo, Merrill, Scarpa, La Sportiva)

    Gaiters: Short, simple gaiters are best, such as Outdoor Research's Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters.. Gore-Tex gaiters are not necessary.

    Sport sandals: They are excellent in camp during evenings when worn over wool socks and perfect for living in tea shops, Sherpa lodges and for visiting monasteries.  (Teva, Chaco)

    Booties: Down or synthetic. An optional luxury, any brand with thick foam soles is recommended.

    Lightweight socks: Three pairs of synthetic/wool blend (Bridgedale, Patagonia , Wigwam, Fox River)

    Heavy socks: Three pairs synthetic/wool blend (Smartwool, Bridgedale, Wigwam, Fox River)

    Clothing:

    Lightweight pants: Two pair (any brand Supplex or “stretch woven” pants)

    Lightweight long underwear top: (Patagonia-Capilene, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)

    Mid-weight long underwear top: Zip T-neck design is good. Light colors are better for tops because they are cooler when hiking in direct sunlight and just as warm as dark colors when worn underneath other layers.  ( Patagonia , North Face, Mountain Hardwear)

    Lightweight long underwear bottom: Dark colors are preferable. (Patagonia-Capilene, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)

    Mid-weight underwear bottom: Dark colors are preferable because they do not show dirt. ( Patagonia, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)

    Briefs: 4 pairs synthetic or cotton. Running shorts also work well for underwear.

    Short-sleeved shirts: Two synthetic; most nylon running shirts or athletic shirts work well. Shirt material should have vapor wicking capabilities. (North Face, Patagonia-Capilene)

    Jacket synthetic or fleece: Synthetic jackets or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible. Primaloft type fill or Polartec 100 or 200 fleece is recommended. (Wild Things Primaloft, Patagonia Puff Jacket)

    Synthetic insulated pants: Primaloft or Polarguard 3D. Full side zips are recommended. Mountain Hardwear Chugach 3D pants are an example. An acceptable alternative are fleece pants Polartec 100 or 200, but they are bulky, heavier and less versatile.

    Down insulated jacket: A medium weight down fill jacket with a hood. The hood is optional but is highly recommended. (Marmot, North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia)

    Waterproof breathable jacket & pants: The jacket must have a hood and the pants must have full-length side zips.

    Head & Hand Gear

    Liner gloves: They should be lightweight and synthetic. (Patagonia Capilene)

    Windstopper fleece gloves: (any brand of Windstopper fleece)

    Mittens w/ pile liners: (Outdoor Research)

    Bandana: Two to three traditional cotton style. This is an important item with many uses, large sizes are best.

    Sun hat: Any lightweight hat with a good brim or visor.

    Wool or fleece hat: Any brand of warm hat that can go over ears.

    Balaclava: Should fit underneath your wool or fleece hat or be thick enough to be worn alone.

     

    Accessories

    Sunglasses : For high altitude. 1 pair of high quality 100%UV and 100%IR with a minimum of 80% light reduction, side shields such as those found on “glacier glasses” are not recommended, but size and shape of lens should offer maximum protection from bright light on snow.

    Sunglasses: One pair high quality 100%UV and 100%IR, for lower elevations, also as a backup. It is important to have a spare pair of sunglasses.

    Headlamp w/ spare bulb: AA or AAA battery powered (Petzl or Black Diamond)

    Spare batteries: Bring plenty for reading in tents at night.

    Camping Gear

    Backpack: 2500 cubic inches (40L) or more, internal frame. Top opening mountaineer’s rucksack style is best. Avoid large zipper openings and excessive outside pockets. Larger packs are better than smaller, because they are easier to pack with cold hands and they distribute loads more effectivelyPack cover: Recommended. To protect your gear on rainy or snowy Sleeping bag: Minimum 10F to maximum -10F (-12C to -24C) Down 700 fill minimum Water bottles: Two 1-liter, leak-proof wide-mouth 

    Pee bottle: This is optional. One 1-liter, leak-proof wide-mouth Pee funnel for women: Optional (Freshette)

    Pack towel: Small or medium size pack towel. Do not bring ‘terrycloth’ they are too bulky and difficult to dry. Bandanas work in a pinch. (PackTowl)

    Trekking poles: Recommended. Useful for going up and down trails of the Khumbu. Adjustable poles are better for packing. (Leki, Black Diamond)

    Swiss army knife: Remember not to leave in carry-on bags for any international or domestic flight.

    Medical & Personal

    Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)

    Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher (any brand)

    Toiletry kit: Toothbrush, toothpaste, skin lotion, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, soap, comb/brush, shave kit, (bring travel size bottles to keep your kit small).

    First-aid kit: Ibuprofen/Aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, Neosporin-type suave, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins. Include any prescription travel meds that might be prescribed by your doctor (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids).

    Large trash compactor bags: For waterproofing some items inside your duffel.

    Zip-loc bags: These are always useful.

     

    Baby wipes

    Earplugs: Very useful for sleeping in tents and lodges. Available in most hardware stores.

    Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on your way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

     

    Travel Items

    Expedition duffel bag: Important. Large size with strong zippers. Small travel bag: Can also use a second duffel bag. For storing travel clothes and personal items at the hotel in Kathmandu.

    Nylon stuff sacks: Two or three, for organizing your gear and clothes. Lighter colors are preferable for easy labeling.

    Clothes for Kathmandu:Two or three changes of comfortable simple travel clothes. Evenings in Kathmandu can be slightly cool in autumn and spring where Bangkok is very hot.

    Work-out clothes and/or bathing suit: Simple and versatile, for hotels.

    Passport belt/pouch

    Small padlocks: for locking duffel bag(s)

    Book(s)

    Journal

    Camera: Digital and/or film camera. Bring plenty of extra batteries, and memory cards for your digital camera. If you recharge your batteries power will be available in most of the lodges during the trek. Adaptors to fit the outlets in Nepal can be purchased easily in Kathmandu. Digital video camcorders are very useful. They allow you to record sounds and still images as well as video.

    Film: Be sure to keep in your carry-on luggage, in clear zip-loc bags so that it can be inspected.

  •  Price Per person for Gokyo Trek Package US$ 1340 

    Price Includes:

    Pick up from Airport on arrival day

    Heritage sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle

    Three night of Accommodation including breakfast in Kathmandu

    Twelve Night accommodation in guest house during trekking 

    Daily three times meals of your choice from our exclusively wide menu

    A trekking guide

    Additional assistant guide for group over 6 pax

    Trekking porter between two members

    National park fee

    TIMS trekking permit

    Airport tax while fly in & out Lukla

    Road transfer to/from Lukla

    Insurance & equipments for Guide & porter

    Accommodation, meals & daily allowance of trekking staff

    Your round trip flights Kathnmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

    Round trip flight to/from Lukla for Field staff

    Everest Trek T-Shirt/farewell dinner

     

    Services Excludes:

    More than Three Nights hotel in Kathmandu

    Donation & Entrance in heritage sites

    All drinks (Hot/cold/bottled) during trek

    Emergency Evacuation cost( We arrange you on request)

    Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu

    Recharging cost of electronic devices during trek

    Hot shower cost


    Notice: Do you like to buy our Everest Base camp Bed & Breakfast package? Please write us mail. 

  • Equipment Recommended:

    Footwear:

    Running shoes: These are great for travel and easy walking.

    Hiking boots: Leather with a sturdy mid-sole and Vibram sole. ½ or ¾ shank, boots should be warm and fit well over light and heavy sock combinations. Fit is much more important than brand. Take the time to select a pair that fits your foot, and break them in well. (Asolo, Merrill, Scarpa, La Sportiva)

    Gaiters: Short, simple gaiters are best, such as Outdoor Research's Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters.. Gore-Tex gaiters are not necessary.

    Sport sandals: They are excellent in camp during evenings when worn over wool socks and perfect for living in tea shops, Sherpa lodges and for visiting monasteries.  (Teva, Chaco)

    Booties: Down or synthetic. An optional luxury, any brand with thick foam soles is recommended.

    Lightweight socks: Three pairs of synthetic/wool blend (Bridgedale, Patagonia , Wigwam, Fox River)

    Heavy socks: Three pairs synthetic/wool blend (Smartwool, Bridgedale, Wigwam, Fox River)

    Clothing:

    Lightweight pants: Two pair (any brand Supplex or “stretch woven” pants)

    Lightweight long underwear top: (Patagonia-Capilene, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)

    Mid-weight long underwear top: Zip T-neck design is good. Light colors are better for tops because they are cooler when hiking in direct sunlight and just as warm as dark colors when worn underneath other layers.  ( Patagonia , North Face, Mountain Hardwear)

    Lightweight long underwear bottom: Dark colors are preferable. (Patagonia-Capilene, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)

    Mid-weight underwear bottom: Dark colors are preferable because they do not show dirt. ( Patagonia, REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op)

    Briefs: 4 pairs synthetic or cotton. Running shorts also work well for underwear.

    Short-sleeved shirts: Two synthetic; most nylon running shirts or athletic shirts work well. Shirt material should have vapor wicking capabilities. (North Face, Patagonia-Capilene)

    Jacket synthetic or fleece: Synthetic jackets or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible. Primaloft type fill or Polartec 100 or 200 fleece is recommended. (Wild Things Primaloft, Patagonia Puff Jacket)

    Synthetic insulated pants: Primaloft or Polarguard 3D. Full side zips are recommended. Mountain Hardwear Chugach 3D pants are an example. An acceptable alternative are fleece pants Polartec 100 or 200, but they are bulky, heavier and less versatile.

    Down insulated jacket: A medium weight down fill jacket with a hood. The hood is optional but is highly recommended. (Marmot, North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia)

    Waterproof breathable jacket & pants: The jacket must have a hood and the pants must have full-length side zips.

    Head & Hand Gear

    Liner gloves: They should be lightweight and synthetic. (Patagonia Capilene)

    Windstopper fleece gloves: (any brand of Windstopper fleece)

    Mittens w/ pile liners: (Outdoor Research)

    Bandana: Two to three traditional cotton style. This is an important item with many uses, large sizes are best.

    Sun hat: Any lightweight hat with a good brim or visor.

    Wool or fleece hat: Any brand of warm hat that can go over ears.

    Balaclava: Should fit underneath your wool or fleece hat or be thick enough to be worn alone.

     

    Accessories

    Sunglasses : For high altitude. 1 pair of high quality 100%UV and 100%IR with a minimum of 80% light reduction, side shields such as those found on “glacier glasses” are not recommended, but size and shape of lens should offer maximum protection from bright light on snow.

    Sunglasses: One pair high quality 100%UV and 100%IR, for lower elevations, also as a backup. It is important to have a spare pair of sunglasses.

    Headlamp w/ spare bulb: AA or AAA battery powered (Petzl or Black Diamond)

    Spare batteries: Bring plenty for reading in tents at night.

    Camping Gear

    Backpack: 2500 cubic inches (40L) or more, internal frame. Top opening mountaineer’s rucksack style is best. Avoid large zipper openings and excessive outside pockets. Larger packs are better than smaller, because they are easier to pack with cold hands and they distribute loads more effectivelyPack cover: Recommended. To protect your gear on rainy or snowy Sleeping bag: Minimum 10F to maximum -10F (-12C to -24C) Down 700 fill minimum Water bottles: Two 1-liter, leak-proof wide-mouth 

    Pee bottle: This is optional. One 1-liter, leak-proof wide-mouth Pee funnel for women: Optional (Freshette)

    Pack towel: Small or medium size pack towel. Do not bring ‘terrycloth’ they are too bulky and difficult to dry. Bandanas work in a pinch. (PackTowl)

    Trekking poles: Recommended. Useful for going up and down trails of the Khumbu. Adjustable poles are better for packing. (Leki, Black Diamond)

    Swiss army knife: Remember not to leave in carry-on bags for any international or domestic flight.

    Medical & Personal

    Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)

    Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher (any brand)

    Toiletry kit: Toothbrush, toothpaste, skin lotion, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, soap, comb/brush, shave kit, (bring travel size bottles to keep your kit small).

    First-aid kit: Ibuprofen/Aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, Neosporin-type suave, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins. Include any prescription travel meds that might be prescribed by your doctor (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids).

    Large trash compactor bags: For waterproofing some items inside your duffel.

    Zip-loc bags: These are always useful.

     

    Baby wipes

    Earplugs: Very useful for sleeping in tents and lodges. Available in most hardware stores.

    Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on your way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

     

    Travel Items

    Expedition duffel bag: Important. Large size with strong zippers. Small travel bag: Can also use a second duffel bag. For storing travel clothes and personal items at the hotel in Kathmandu.

    Nylon stuff sacks: Two or three, for organizing your gear and clothes. Lighter colors are preferable for easy labeling.

    Clothes for Kathmandu:Two or three changes of comfortable simple travel clothes. Evenings in Kathmandu can be slightly cool in autumn and spring where Bangkok is very hot.

    Work-out clothes and/or bathing suit: Simple and versatile, for hotels.

    Passport belt/pouch

    Small padlocks: for locking duffel bag(s)

    Book(s)

    Journal

    Camera: Digital and/or film camera. Bring plenty of extra batteries, and memory cards for your digital camera. If you recharge your batteries power will be available in most of the lodges during the trek. Adaptors to fit the outlets in Nepal can be purchased easily in Kathmandu. Digital video camcorders are very useful. They allow you to record sounds and still images as well as video.

    Film: Be sure to keep in your carry-on luggage, in clear zip-loc bags so that it can be inspected.

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    Difficulties 5550M.  
  • Gokyo chola EBC Trek

    Combining Everest Base camp trek with Gokyo lake/valley makes the Himalayan foot journey most memorable & adventure.

    Difficulty 5550M.  
  • Jiri to Gokyo Trek

     Everest Base camp Trek from Jiri is considered to be best for acclimatization & exploring remote life of Gokyo LakeTrek from Jiri is considered to be best for enjoying country side, wilderness, 

    Difficulties 5500M.  
  • Jiri to Everest Base Camp

    Everest Base camp Trek from Jiri is considered to be best for acclimatization & exploring remote life of Nepal’s hilly zone. Jiri-EBC is the route first used by the early expedition teams to climb Everest 

    Difficulties 5550M.  
  • Amphulapchha Pass Trek

     Mera Peak and Amphulapchapass is one of the highest trekking peak and highest trekking route in Nepal. It stands to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed

    Difficulties 6500M.  
  • Jiri Gokyo EBC Trek

    Jiri is starting point of Trekking that is about 9 hr. driving by bus from Kathmandu.Jiri-Gokyo-EBC trek is perfect combination of different trekking routes in Everest region.

    Difficulties 5550M.  
  • Renjola Pass Trek

    Hiking in the Everest region is now believed to be one of the best journeys in the world, combining a strenuous trek with extremely rewarding cultural and ecological experiences.

    Difficulties 5500M.  
  • Tengboche trek

    Trekking in Everest region is dream of every adventure lover. In spite deep desire, people may not be able to trek all the way up to the Everest Base Camp/ Kalapathar & Gokyo Lake

    Difficulties 3700M.  
  • Three Valley Trek

    Three Valley the spectacular trekking course in Everest region will more than satisfy the ambitious trekker intent on crossing

    Difficulties 5545M.  
  • Everest View Trek

     Trekking in Everest region is dream of every adventure lover. In spite deep desire, people may not be able to trek all the way up to the Everest Base Camp/ Kalapathar & Gokyo Lake to observe the roof of the world Everest in closest distance because of limited time & physical fitness.

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  • Everest Region Trek

    The Everest region is considered to be most popular trekking region in Himalayas. Located in eastern Nepal, the Everest

  • Annapurna Region

    The Annapurna region lies towards the north of Central Nepal between Dhaulagiri & Manaslu mountains. Annapurna is

  • Langtang Region

    Langtang region is one of the most preferred Trekking region of Nepal. Langtang is situated to the North of Capital city

  • Adventure Trek

    Dolpo is the remotest and the largest district of Nepal which is  situated in the mid western region. Dolpo covers about

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