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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

 Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft - Welcome to Kathmandu, our Sunrise Adventure Trek airport representative will welcome you in the airport then transfer to hotel and will give shortly brief further details of the trip program.  Overnight stay in hotel  

 

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After breakfast visit World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley which includes Swayambhunath Stupa / Monkey Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight stay in Hotel breakfast included                                                                                          

 

Day 3: Kathmandu – Lukla Flight (40-45 min) & Lukla – Phakding Trek (866ft., 2640m.): 3 - 4 hours

You can meet Sherpas’s here and porters before heading off towards Phakding. The porters’ loads are organized here, in Lukla. Journey passes through Dudh Koshi (“Milk River”), and finally reaching to Phakding.

 

Day 4: Phakding – Namche Bazaar trek (3440m., 11319ft.): 5 – 6 hours

Namche Bazaar is the main administrative and trading centre for the Khumbu region. With the inclusive of magnificent forests of blue pine, fir, juniper and rhododendron as well as first view of Everest, it helps you to control the anticipation of the thrilling journey.

 

Day 5: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

To adopt with the altitude and new surrounding we acclimatize in Namche Bazaar. We spend the day by enjoying the scenes of mountains and sunrise and sunset in Khumbu Peak.

 

Day 6: Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680 meters) - 5 hours

Passing through the path full of rhododendrons and Yak kharkas, we begin to gain altitude and pass through the coniferous forest along with juniper trees before we reach to Phortse Thangs.

 

Day 07: Trek to Machherma (4470 meters) -5 hours

This 5 hour trek leads uphill to Cho Oyo, from here we can see beautiful Kengtega valley. After that descend to river and climb steep to the moraine of Ngozumpa glacier.

 

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters) -5.30 hours

Following the lama foothprints, we trek to Gokyo which is surrounded by Mountains. We cross the second lake Longponga (4690m) and arrive to Gokyo after crossing a boulder-strewn path at the edge of third lake.

 

Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5483m.) and then Back to Gokyo -5 hours

At the elevation of 5483m., there’s Gokyo Ri. And, early in the morning we steeply trek up there. This place truly is rewarding as we can get super great view of Gokyo Valley and Khumbu Himalays such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang.  

 

Day 10: Trek to Dole (4200 meters) 6 hours

We return through the same route of Rhoodendrons and Yak kharkas to give continuity to our trip. Passing through the village of Gyele and Tongba we finally will arrive at our today’s destination; Dole.

 

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village (3780 meters).

This day we trek to namche Bazaar following the route of Khumjung village. Again we get to refresh our memory and once again visualize the scenery once we had left behind.

 

Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 6 hours

This will be our last trek and today we will be trekking to Lukla to catch our flight to Kathmandu. We will spend the day by sightseeing around Lukla.

 

Day 13: Morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla -35 min

In the morning we take flight back to Kathmandu and once again enjoy the scenic valleys and terrains full of beautiful mountains view and locations.

 

Day 14: Leisure day in Kathmandu

You can visit around Kathmandu and take a day off to enjoy the historic city.

 

Day 15: Transfer for your final flight and departure.

Transfer to international airport for next flight to your designation.

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Everest region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.  

Experience and Health Requirements

Gokyo lake trekking is considered a moderate and difficult for some. This trek is suitable for those who can hike for 6 – 8 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Gokyo Lake. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Gokyo Lake trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, and Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise Adventure Trek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ).  If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Gokyo Lake trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing

-    T – shirts

-    Hiking shorts

-    Undergarments

-    Full sleeves shirts

-    Long light weight cotton pants

-    Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)

-    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.

-    Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker

-    Light and expedition weight thermal tops.

-    Fleece jacket or pullover

-    Waterproof shell jacket

-    Down jacket

-    Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat

-    Sun hat

-    Lightweight gloves.

-    Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).

Foot Wear

-    Hiking boots

-    Light and comfortable camp shoes

-    Thin, lightweight inner socks.

-    Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Accessories

-    Down Sleeping bag

-    Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )

-    Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time )

-    Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )

-    Water bottle

-    Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries

-    Trekking poles

-    Personal medicine box

-    Sunglasses with UV protection.

-    Books, dairy, pen, walkman  and any other game instruments

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene

-    Quick drying small towel

-    Toothbrush / paste

-    Soap

-    Face and body moisturizer

-    Sun block for lips

-    Tissues / toilet rolls

-    Wet wipes

-    Feminine hygiene products

-    Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Everest region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek  a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips.  Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Everestregion are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February. G

Cost Includes
  • Airport pick up and departure and all ground transportation during trips.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu two or three star category in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Accommodation  in lodge  and full board meals during the trekking
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no.of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  • All fees for  TIMS card and Trekking Permit
  • Domestic Flight according to Itinerary
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket & necessary equipments during the trek
  • One cultural show and dinner program

Cost Excludes
  • International Flight ticket & your personal expenses
  • Major meals in cities cold & alcoholic drinks
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Tips to guide and porter  and your insurance


Trips Facts

  • Trekking, Hiking, Culture and Nature
  • Everest Region, Nepal
  • 12-16 Days
  • 5355 m
  • Flight, Bus & private vehicle
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 1-20 member ( we organizes School , collage, University, private group, Family group and solo travelers as well )
  • Budget Hotel to 5 Star hotel as per Guest's requeat
  • September- December and March - May
  • Easy-Moderate-Difficult
  • 2810 m.
  • Lodge ( Tea House ) , Guided Trekking
  • Beautiful Gokyo Lake Trekking is a journey to panoramic view point for excellent view of Mount Everest And Other Himalaya Range offers Excursion to the fifth lake ,unique Sherpa culture , life style and hospitality , Ngozumpa Glacier, the world’s biggest glacier., Climbing Gokyo- Ri (5483m),

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