DESCRIPTION

Sherpa’s villages, wild scenery, attractive landscape, getting experience about the rich Buddhist culture … completely different colors, smells, people … to Gokyo Ri, from which you can observe numerous peaks: Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee. From the Gokyo lake you go up to cross Renjo La and down again to Bhote Koshi and Tame, where there’s an old caravan trail from Tibet. In the heart of the highest mountains of Everest Khumbu Himalayas in Nepal, Mont Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, the highest points on Earth await you!

BASIC PACKAGE

  • Activities: 10 days of trekking accompanied by a UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guide
  • Includes: Organisation, guiding, 15 night’s Budget accommodation (Lodges BB), flights Kathmandu – Lukla  return, airport and local transfers, hire of porters and sherpas, permission to visit Everest National Park, special permit for trekking (TIMS), agency costs in Nepal
  • Excludes: Flights to Kathmandu, food, extra beverages, alcoholic drinks, Visa for Nepal, insurance

PLANNED TOURS

  • Gokyo Ri (Peak) 5357 m
  • Cho Oyu Base Camp 5200 m
  • Renjo Pass  5345 m

ITINERARY

Day 1: ARRIVAL

Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by a mountain guide, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: LUKLA / TREKKING

Morning drive to Tribhuwan International Airport and 30 minutes flight to Lukla (2804 mtrs.).  Trek to Phakding (2610 mtrs.). Overnight at Guest house.

Day 3: NAMCHE BAZAR

Trek to Namche Bazar (3535 mtrs.). Overnight at Guest house.

Day 4: ACCLIMATISATION DAY

Namche Bazar – Acclimatization day. Hiking up the Syanboche Airport and around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise or sunset over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 5: PHORSTE DRENGKA TREK

Trek to Phorste Drengka (3675m). Overnight at Guest house.

Day 6: MACHHERMA TREK

Trek to Machherma (4470m). Overnight at Guest house.

Day 7: GOKYO TREK

Trek to Gokyo (4790m). Overnight at Guest house.

Day 8: GOKYO RI TREK

Early in the morning we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m). There are stunning evening views of the Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. Overnight at Guest house .

DAY 9: RENJO LA TREK

Trek from Gokyo to Renjo La and to Lungden. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 10: NAMCHE TREK

Trek to Thame and Namche. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 11: LUKLA TREK

Trek back to Lukla. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 12: LUKLA - KATHMANDU

Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Overnight at hotel.

Days 13-15: KATHMANDU

Leisure days in Kathmandu (including a spare day in case of any delay due to bad weather in Lukla). Overnight at hotel.

Day 16: DEPARTURE

Transfer to Airport for your homeward departure.

SELF ASSESSMENT

See Tours Grading and self assess your level:

Fitness Level: B                         Technical Level: 1

Fitness B            Technical 1

KEY INFORMATION

  • Equipment you should bring: See personal equipment list
  • Number of participants: Min 6 persons
  • Meeting point: Kathmandu
  • Gateway Airport: Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Airport transfers: Included
  • Insurance: You will require appropriate personal cover for this trip with term or annual insurance and we will need to see a copy of your insurance at time of booking. Recommended insurers – BMCAustrian Alpine ClubSports Cover Direct or Snowcard

BOOKING ENQUIRY

CALL: 017687 75337

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DATES

24/10 – 08/11/2015

PACKAGE OPTIONS

Standard Package Price

£1990 pp (10 clients / guide)

INCLUDES

  • Organisation
  • Guiding
  • Budget accommodation (Lodges – BB)
  • Transport to tour’s starting points
  • Return air ticket Kathmandu – Lukla
  • Transfers to and from the airport in Kathmandu
  • Hire porters during the trek
  • Hiring Sherpas
  • Permission to visit Everest National Park
  • Special permit for trekking (TIMS)
  • Costs of the agency in Nepal

EXCLUDES

  • Flights to Kathmandu
  • Food
  • Extra beverages
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Visa for Nepal*
  • Insurance

*Note: Entry visa for Nepal is approx. 40 USD and is payable on arrival at the airport

Premium Package Price

£2990 pp (6 clients / guide)

INCLUDES

  • Organisation
  • Guiding
  • 4 nights hotel *** in Kathmandu with 3 meals per day
  • Budget accommodation (food included)
  • Trekking food and beverages
  • Transport to tour’s starting points
  • Return air ticket Kathmandu – Lukla
  • Transfers to and from the airport in Kathmandu
  • Private porter
  • Hiring Sherpas
  • Permission to visit Everest National Park
  • Special permit for trekking (TIMS)
  • Costs of the agency in Nepal
  • 8 weeks training plan
  • Coaching – 8 Skype calls

EXCLUDES

  • Flights to Kathmandu
  • Insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Visa for Nepal*

*Note: Entry visa for Nepal is approx. 40 USD and is payable on arrival at the airport

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

Mountaineering - gear selection

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT

Check List:

  • Expedition bag with additional/spare clothes
  • Walking trousers
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof over pants
  • Shorts (Optional)
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Sun cap or headband
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncream
  • Lip salve
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Light fleece gloves
  • Thermal underwear – short/long
  • Spare underwear
  • Lightweight climbing gloves – optional for Via Ferrata sections
  • Walking socks x 6
  • Base layer wicking top / quick dry thermal x 6
  • Fleece or alternative soft shell mid-layer
  • Rucksack – 30-40 litre capacity
  • 2 or 3 litre Camelbak (or 2 x 1 litre Nalgen bottles or Thermos)
  • Compeed blister pads – min 2 packs
  • Trekking poles (2)
  • Pocket knife
  • Head torch plus spare battery
  • Camera c/w optional waterproof bag
  • Lightweight sleeping bag – optional
  • Silk sleeping bag liner – optional
  • Small wash towel for mountain huts
  • Toiletries
  • Money and documents (ID, Alpine club membership card, etc)

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT - ALPINE AND SUMMIT

Check List:

  • B1, B2 or B3 Mountaineering boots
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Extra ice axe for steeper ice
  • Harness with HMS carabiner
  • Climbing helmet
  • Gaiters

AFTER YOU BOOK?

  • We will contact you and discuss the route, equipment and any special needs of your group.
  • We will tailor our trip plan to the fitness level of your group.
  • We will send you our standard contract and payment instructions (credit card, PayPal, cheques, wire transfer).
  • 2 months before the agreed date, we will let you know how to prepare for the track.
  • 2 weeks before the agreed date, we will confirm weather conditions and how to prepare for traveling to the destination.

TESTIMONIAL

“It’s already over and I don’t have enough words to adequately praise our guides!” John Kragelj