Everest Gokyo RI Trek
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Everest Gokyo RI Trek

Discover the ultimate adventure with our unbeatable 14-day Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Ri Trek package! From the moment you arrive in Kathmandu to the day you depart, we've crafted an unforgettable itinerary just for you. With our expert guides and dedicated porters by your side, we'll make sure every step of your journey is filled with awe-inspiring moments and memorable experiences. Don't wait – book now and prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime expedition. Your adventure awaits, and the Himalayas are calling!

Trip Duration:

14 Days

Trekking area:

Everest Region

Cost of trekking:

1400

Group Size:

2-16 people

Maximum altitude:

5,357 m/17,570 ft

Best Season:

March to May/ September to November

Transportation:

By private vehicle and on flight

Trekking grade:

Moderate

Trek Start from:

Kathmandu

Trek End at:

Kathmandu

Mode of Trek:

moderate

Overview of Everest Gokyo RI Trek

Nepal's Everest Gokyo Ri Trek is a thrilling adventure that takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. This trek offers an awe-inspiring journey to Gokyo Ri, a pristine location nestled in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. In this comprehensive overview, we will delve into what this trek package offers to its customers, its highlights, a detailed 14-day itinerary, costs, challenges you may encounter, the best season for the trek.

What This Package Offers to the Customer and Why?

The Everest Gokyo Ri Trek package is designed to provide customers with an immersive and unforgettable Himalayan experience.

Here's what makes this package truly exceptional:

Expert Guidance

Our experienced guides and support staff ensure your safety and comfort throughout the journey. They bring a wealth of knowledge about the region, culture, and terrain.

Stunning Natural Beauty

This trek offers a unique perspective on the Everest region, showcasing the pristine Gokyo Lakes, majestic Ngozumpa Glacier, and panoramic views of the world's highest peaks.

Cultural Immersion

Customers have the opportunity to interact with Sherpa communities, visit monasteries, and gain insights into the local way of life.

Gokyo Ri Summit

The ultimate highlight, reaching Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters), provides an unparalleled view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, making it a dream come true for adventure seekers.

Variety of Routes

The trek offers various route options, allowing customers to customize their adventure to suit their preferences and fitness levels.

Lodge Accommodations

Customers stay in comfortable lodges and teahouses, providing a cozy atmosphere amidst the rugged mountains.

Inclusivity

The package includes permits, food, accommodations, and even airport transfers, simplifying the trek for customers.

The Everest Gokyo Ri Trek package is designed to cater to the unique desires of adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those seeking cultural experiences. Its well-thought-out itinerary and inclusions make it a once-in-a-lifetime journey.

Highlight of the Trek

The Everest Gokyo Ri Trek is brimming with highlights that set it apart from other treks in the Himalayas. Some of the key highlights include:

Gokyo Lakes

The mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes, a chain of six glacial lakes, offer a serene and picturesque setting surrounded by snow-capped peaks.

Ngozumpa Glacier

Witnessing the largest glacier in the Himalayas, the Ngozumpa Glacier, is a surreal experience, and trekkers get to walk along its lateral moraine.

Renjo La Pass

A challenging high mountain pass (5,388 meters) that provides incredible views of the surrounding peaks, including the Everest, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

Gokyo Ri Summit

The trek's zenith - reaching the summit of Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters) - offers unobstructed views of Mt. Everest and other 8,000-meter giants.

Sherpa Culture

Interaction with the warm and welcoming Sherpa community, visits to ancient monasteries, and immersion in local traditions add a cultural dimension to the trek.

Variety of Wildlife

The trek provides opportunities to spot rare Himalayan wildlife, including the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, and red panda.

Clear Skies and Starry Nights

The pristine air and minimal light pollution in the region make it an excellent spot for stargazing.

Awe-Inspiring Sunrises and Sunsets

Witnessing the sunrise over Everest and the sunset over Gokyo Ri is a magical experience that stays etched in the memory.

Cost of the Trek

The cost of the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek package varies depending on several factors, including the trekking company, the time of year, and the level of customization. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,200 to $2,500 per person. This cost typically covers permits, accommodations, meals, guide and porter services, and airport transfers. It's important to choose a reputable trekking agency to ensure the quality and safety of your experience.

Difficulties You May Face During the Trek

Trekking to Everest Gokyo Ri is a challenging adventure that comes with its own set of difficulties.

Here are some of the key challenges you may encounter:

Altitude Sickness

The high altitude can lead to altitude sickness, so acclimatization days are crucial.

Cold Weather

The trek can get extremely cold, especially at night, so proper gear is essential.

Rugged Terrain

The trails can be steep, rocky, and uneven, making trekking physically demanding.

Thin Air

The high altitude means less oxygen, which can lead to fatigue and shortness of breath.

Weather Uncertainty

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable, and you may face delays or changes in plans.

Limited Facilities

Basic accommodations and facilities are available, but luxury amenities are rare.

Long Hours of Walking

Some days involve long hours of walking, which can be tiring.

Best Season for Everest Gokyo Ri Trek

The best time to embark on the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons:

Spring (March to May)

 This is the most popular time to trek. The weather is stable, and the rhododendron forests are in full bloom.

Autumn (September to November) 

Another excellent time with clear skies and comfortable temperatures. The views are spectacular.

Suggestions

To make the most of your Everest Gokyo Ri Trek, consider the following suggestions:

Physical Preparation

Train and prepare for the trek with cardio and strength exercises.

Altitude Acclimatization

Adhere to the recommended acclimatization schedule to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

Proper Gear

Invest in high-quality gear and clothing suitable for cold, high-altitude conditions.

Hydration and Nutrition

Stay well-hydrated and consume a balanced diet to maintain your energy levels.

Travel Insurance

Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking.

Respect the Environment

Follow Leave No Trace principles to preserve the pristine beauty of the region.

Follow Your Guide

Listen to your experienced guide, as their knowledge of the terrain and conditions is invaluable.

 

Join us on an incredible adventure to the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek! Reach out to us for inquiries and be a part of this amazing journey.

Everest Gokyo RI Trek Itinerary
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Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345 m)

Your adventure begins as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. This is the starting point for your Everest Gokyo Ri Trek, and your first day will primarily focus on getting acclimated to the city and preparing for the trek.

Here's a detailed description of your arrival day:

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport

Upon your arrival at the airport, you'll be greeted by the warm and friendly atmosphere of Nepal. The airport is relatively small, and after disembarking, you'll go through immigration and customs procedures.


Visa on Arrival (if required)

If you haven't obtained a visa in advance, you can acquire a tourist visa on arrival at the airport. Make sure to have a passport-sized photo and the required fee in USD with you. The visa process is usually straightforward.


Meet and Greet

After clearing customs, you'll exit the airport, where you'll be met by a representative from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd. They will be holding a sign with your name, making it easy to spot them. They will then assist you with your luggage and transportation to your hotel.


Transfer to the Hotel

You'll be driven to your hotel in Kathmandu. The journey from the airport to your hotel will give you a glimpse of the bustling streets, vibrant culture, and chaotic traffic that are characteristic of Kathmandu.


Hotel Check-In

Upon arrival at your hotel, you'll check in and receive your room key. Take some time to rest and refresh after your journey. Your hotel will likely be in the heart of Kathmandu, offering a comfortable place to relax.


Document Preparation

The rest of the day will be dedicated to essential preparations for your trek. You'll have a briefing with your trekking guide or agency representative to discuss the upcoming itinerary, trekking permits, and any last-minute details or questions you may have.

 

Explore Kathmandu (Optional)

If you have time and energy, you can explore a bit of Kathmandu. Visit some of the city's cultural and historical sites, such as Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), or Boudhanath Stupa. Alternatively, you can take this opportunity to do some last-minute shopping for trekking gear if needed.


Overnight Stay in Kathmandu

You'll spend your first night in Nepal in your comfortable hotel in Kathmandu. Rest up and get a good night's sleep to prepare for the exciting days ahead.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Hotel/ lodge
Elevation
1350

Early Morning Flight to Lukla

Your day begins early with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You'll be driven to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scenic mountain flight, which takes approximately 30 minutes. This flight offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including glimpses of Mount Everest on clear days.
Arrival in Lukla

Lukla is a small but bustling town with the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, often dubbed the "most dangerous airport in the world" due to its short, uphill runway. Upon landing, you'll disembark and gather your belongings.
Meet Your Trekking Team

Your local trekking guide and porters will be waiting for you at Lukla. After brief introductions and a team briefing, you'll start your trek towards Phakding.
Trek to Phakding

The first day of your trek is a relatively easy one. You'll follow a well-marked trail that leads downhill through the Dudh Koshi River valley. The trail offers stunning views of the lush green landscape, traditional Sherpa villages, and prayer wheels along the way. You'll cross several suspension bridges, including the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge, which spans a deep gorge.


Teahouse Lunch Stop

You'll stop for lunch at a teahouse in one of the small settlements along the route. Enjoy a warm meal and take a break to rest and soak in the mountain atmosphere.


Continue to Phakding

After lunch, you'll continue your trek along the Dudh Koshi River. The trail is mostly flat and provides ample opportunities to interact with locals and observe their way of life. The walk is serene and surrounded by pine forests and rhododendron trees.


Arrival in Phakding

After 4-5 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Phakding, a charming village nestled along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Phakding offers stunning views of the Kongde Ri and Thamserku peaks. You'll check in at a teahouse or lodge for your overnight stay.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Phakding

 In the dining area of the teahouse, you'll savor a warm dinner and perhaps chat with fellow trekkers or your guide about the adventures that lie ahead. Your first night on the trail will be in Phakding. You'll sleep in a cozy teahouse or lodge, with the soothing sounds of the river lulling you to sleep, preparing for more exciting days of trekking in the Everest region.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2860

Morning Start

After a hearty breakfast at your teahouse in Phakding, you'll begin your trek to Namche Bazaar. This is a day of gradual ascent and incredible natural beauty.

Trek to Namche Bazaar

Your trek starts by crossing the Dudh Koshi River over several suspension bridges. These crossings offer mesmerizing views of the river's turquoise waters and the surrounding green hills.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry

As you continue along the trail, you'll reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. Here, you'll need to show your permits to gain entry. The park is home to diverse flora and fauna, including the elusive snow leopard and the red panda.


Jorsalle Lunch Stop

About halfway to Namche Bazaar, you'll reach the village of Jorsalle. This is a common lunch stop for trekkers. Enjoy a delicious meal and take a break before resuming your journey.


Ascending to Namche Bazaar

After lunch, your trek continues with a steady uphill climb. The trail meanders through dense rhododendron and pine forests. As you ascend, you'll be rewarded with your first glimpse of the world-famous Mount Everest.


Namche Bazaar Arrival

As you approach Namche Bazaar, you'll catch sight of the town perched on a horseshoe-shaped mountain slope. Namche is the largest settlement in the Khumbu region and a major trading hub for trekkers and locals alike.


Exploration in Namche Bazaar

Upon reaching Namche Bazaar, you'll check into a teahouse or lodge where you'll be spending the night. The afternoon is free for you to explore the town. Visit the local markets, souvenir shops, bakeries, and the Sagarmatha National Park Museum, which provides valuable insights into the culture, history, and biodiversity of the region.


Acclimatization

Namche Bazaar is strategically located to aid in acclimatization. You'll be spending an extra night here to allow your body to adjust to the increasing altitude, which is a crucial step in avoiding altitude sickness.


Dinning and overnight in Namche Bazaar

Enjoy dinner at your teahouse, relax in the cozy common area, and perhaps share stories with fellow trekkers. The evening in Namche Bazaar is a great opportunity to acclimatize and prepare for the trek ahead.

Your overnight accommodation in Namche Bazaar is cozy and comfortable.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3440

Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Acclimatization is a vital aspect of high-altitude trekking, and this day in Namche Bazaar allows you to adapt to the thinner air before ascending further.

Here's a detailed description of your acclimatization day:

Morning in Namche Bazaar

You'll start your day with a hearty breakfast in the teahouse in Namche Bazaar. Take your time to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this charming Himalayan town.


Hike to Everest View Hotel

After breakfast, your trekking guide will lead you on an acclimatization hike to the Everest View Hotel, which is perched on a ridge overlooking the stunning Himalayan panorama. The hike is relatively short and provides breathtaking views of Everest (Sagarmatha in Nepali) and other nearby peaks.


Visit Sagarmatha International Airport

On the way to the Everest View Hotel, you can make a quick stop at the nearby Syangboche Airstrip, also known as the Sagarmatha International Airport. It's one of the highest-altitude airports in the world, used primarily for cargo and occasional charter flights. The airstrip offers a unique perspective on aviation in the Himalayas.


Everest View Hotel

The Everest View Hotel is a luxurious establishment known for its unparalleled views of Everest and the surrounding peaks. You can enjoy a refreshment or tea while soaking in the breathtaking scenery. It's a perfect spot for capturing some memorable photos.


Acclimatization and Rest

While at the Everest View Hotel, take some time to rest and acclimatize. Sip on hot beverages and enjoy the crisp mountain air. Your trekking guide will keep a close eye on your well-being to ensure you're adjusting to the altitude.


Descent to Namche Bazaar

After your visit to the Everest View Hotel and some acclimatization time, you'll hike back down to Namche Bazaar. The descent is easier and faster, and you'll once again have the opportunity to explore the town.


Free Time in Namche Bazaar

In the afternoon, you can explore the local markets, bakeries, and shops, or simply relax at your teahouse. Acclimatization is about taking it easy, so make the most of your time in this picturesque town.


Overnight Stay in Namche Bazaar

You'll spend a second night in Namche Bazaar to further adapt to the altitude. Enjoy a warm dinner and rest well, as you'll be setting out on your trek deeper into the Khumbu region in the following days.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3440

Morning in Namche Bazaar

You'll start your day with an early breakfast in Namche Bazaar, a lively and charming Sherpa town that's become a central hub for trekkers in the Khumbu region. Enjoy the crisp mountain air and the view of Kongde Ri and Thamserku peaks from the town.


Trek to Dole

As you leave Namche Bazaar, the trail initially descends for a short while before crossing the Dudh Koshi River over a suspension bridge.
You'll then ascend through beautiful rhododendron and juniper forests, typical of the higher elevations of the Himalayas.
After some time, you'll reach Mong La (3,975 meters), a small settlement with a teahouse, where you can take a break and savor your lunch and hot beverage.


Descend to Phortse Tenga

From Mong La, you'll descend through lush forests, crossing several streams and enjoying the serene beauty of the surrounding nature.
The trail gradually brings you down to Phortse Tenga (3,680 meters), a picturesque spot by the river with a few teahouses. It's an excellent place for lunch and a chance to rest your legs.


Climb to Dole

After your break at Phortse Tenga, you'll continue your trek with a steep climb through dense rhododendron forests.The path can be quite challenging, but the reward is well worth the effort. The higher you climb, the more panoramic your view becomes.
Once you reach Dole (4,038 meters), you'll find a few teahouses where you can check in for the night.


Overnight Stay in Dole
After a long day of trekking, you can enjoy a hearty dinner in the teahouse's dining area, typically heated by a stove.
This higher elevation may make the night colder than you've experienced so far, so make sure you have adequate cold-weather gear to keep warm and get a good night's rest.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4038

Morning in Dole

After a restful night in Dole, you'll wake up to a crisp mountain morning. Be sure to enjoy a hearty breakfast at your teahouse as you'll need the energy for the day's trek.


Trek to Machhermo

Your trek begins with a gentle ascent out of Dole, and you'll soon find yourself surrounded by the picturesque rhododendron and juniper forests.
As you continue upwards, the terrain changes, and you'll notice that you're gradually entering the alpine zone, with fewer trees and more open spaces.


Lunch in Lhabarma

Around the midpoint of your trek, you'll reach a small settlement called Lhabarma (4,325 meters). Here, you can take a break and have lunch at one of the teahouses. It's essential to maintain your energy levels and stay hydrated.


Challenging Climb

After leaving Lhabarma, the trail steepens as you ascend further into the mountains. The climb can be physically demanding due to the higher altitude, so remember to pace yourself and take breaks as needed.

As you climb, the landscape becomes more rugged, and you'll have panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Cho Oyu and Kantega.

Machhermo Arrival

After a challenging but rewarding day of trekking, you'll finally reach Machhermo (4,470 meters), a small settlement nestled in the heart of the Himalayas.


Overnight Stay in Machhermo

The nights in Machhermo can be cold due to the high altitude, so make sure to bundle up and use appropriate cold-weather gear.
Enjoy a well-deserved dinner in the teahouse's dining area, and share stories with fellow trekkers about your experiences so far.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4470

Morning in Machhermo

Start your day with a warm and hearty breakfast in Machhermo to fuel up for the day's trek. The mornings can be quite chilly at this altitude.


Trek to Gokyo

Your journey from Machhermo to Gokyo begins with a moderate ascent as you follow a well-defined trail. The route takes you alongside the Dudh Koshi River, and you'll notice the landscape becoming progressively more alpine as you gain altitude.


First Glimpse of Gokyo Lakes

As you continue your trek, you'll soon catch your first glimpse of the mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes.
The sight of these pristine lakes amid the rugged mountain terrain is truly breathtaking.


Gokyo Arrival

After a few hours of trekking, you'll reach the Gokyo village (4,750 meters). Gokyo is located beside the third Gokyo Lake, and the settlement is nestled in a spectacular amphitheater of mountains.


Overnight Stay in Gokyo

Enjoy a delicious meal in the teahouse's dining area, which is typically heated by a stove. This will be especially comforting in the chilly high-altitude evenings.
The night in Gokyo can be even colder than at lower altitudes, so ensure you have adequate cold-weather gear to keep warm during the night.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4750

Early Morning Ascent to Gokyo Ri

The day begins with an early morning start from Gokyo. It's advisable to start your hike before sunrise to witness the sunrise from the summit of Gokyo Ri.
Take your time, breathe deeply, and enjoy the scenery.


Hike and enjoy sunrise on Gokyo Ri

The initial part of the hike involves a steep climb up a well-trodden trail. The higher you ascend, the more challenging the hike becomes due to the altitude.

 As you reach the summit of Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters), you'll be greeted by one of the most breathtaking sunrise views in the Himalayas.
The panorama includes some of the world's tallest peaks, such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. The play of colors in the morning light on these giants is a sight to behold.
Spend some time at the summit, take photos, and soak in the moment. The sense of accomplishment and the views will be well worth the effort.


Exploring the Gokyo Lakes

After descending from Gokyo Ri, take some time to explore the Gokyo Lakes.
There are five main lakes: Gokyo First Lake, Second Lake, Third Lake, Fourth Lake, and Fifth Lake. They are known for their striking turquoise color and the stunning backdrop of snowy peaks.
Each lake has its own unique charm and character. You can hike around them, relax on their shores, or simply enjoy the tranquil beauty of the area.


Return to Gokyo for Overnight Stay

After exploring the Gokyo Lakes, make your way back to the Gokyo village for your overnight stay.
Rest and recover in your teahouse, share your experiences with fellow trekkers, and enjoy a warm meal.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
5357

Morning in Gokyo

Start your day early in Gokyo, taking in the crisp mountain air and the serene surroundings.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast in your teahouse to prepare for the day's trek.


Trek from Gokyo to Machhermo

You'll begin your descent from Gokyo, and your journey back to Machhermo will lead you through some stunning terrain.
As you descend, you'll once again be treated to incredible views of the Gokyo Lakes and the towering peaks that frame the landscape.


Lunch Break in Lhabarma

Around the halfway point of your trek, you'll reach Lhabarma (4,325 meters), a small settlement with teahouses. This is an ideal spot to rest, have lunch, and rehydrate.

After your break in Lhabarma, continue your descent through the rocky and rugged terrain. 


Arrival in Machhermo

After approximately 5-6 hours of trekking, you'll reach Machhermo (4,470 meters), your destination for the day. It's the same village you stayed in on your way up.


Overnight Stay in Machhermo

Settle into your teahouse in Machhermo for the night. It's a familiar place, and you'll find comfort in the cozy atmosphere.
The nights at this altitude can still be quite cold, so ensure you have the necessary cold-weather gear to keep warm and get a good night's rest.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4470

Morning in Machhermo

Start your day with a warm and nourishing breakfast in Machhermo as you prepare for the day's trek.
The mornings at this altitude can be quite chilly, so make sure to layer up appropriately.


Trek to Dole

Your descent from Machhermo begins as you follow the well-trodden trail back towards Dole.
The route leads you through the alpine landscape, with occasional views of the beautiful terrain that characterizes the region.


Lunch in Lhabarma

After a few hours of trekking, you'll once again reach the small settlement of Lhabarma (4,325 meters). It's an excellent place for a lunch break, to rest, and to rehydrate.

Following your break in Lhabarma, continue your descent. The path is steep and can be challenging on the knees, so take your time and watch your step.


Arrival in Dole

After approximately 5-6 hours of trekking, you'll return to Dole (4,038 meters), a familiar village that you stayed in on your way up.


Overnight Stay in Dole

Settle into your teahouse in Dole for the night. It's a cozy place where you can relax and recover from the day's trek.
The nights at this altitude can still be quite cold, so ensure you have the necessary cold-weather gear to stay warm and comfortable.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
4038

Morning in Dole

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast in Dole, as you prepare for a day of descending and trekking back to Namche Bazaar.


Trek to Namche Bazaar

The descent from Dole to Namche Bazaar follows the well-established trail that you've traversed previously. You'll initially make your way through alpine terrain, with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.


Lunch Break

Along the way, you can take a break for lunch at one of the settlements you passed through during the earlier part of your trek. Depending on your pace, this could be in Mong La or Phortse Tenga.


Continue Descent

After lunch, continue your descent, and you'll notice that the terrain becomes less steep and more forested as you descend further.


Return to Namche Bazaar

After 7-8 hours of trekking, you'll return to Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters), a familiar and vibrant Sherpa town that serves as a central hub for trekkers in the region.


Overnight Stay in Namche Bazaar

You'll spend the night in Namche Bazaar, which is a lively and bustling town with numerous teahouses, restaurants, and shops. You can shop for souvenirs or enjoy a delicious meal in one of the town's restaurants to reward yourself for your achievements.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3440

Morning in Namche Bazaar

Begin your day in the vibrant town of Namche Bazaar. Enjoy your last breakfast in this iconic Sherpa town and soak in the unique atmosphere.


Trek to Lukla

The trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla follows the well-established trail that you've traveled earlier during the initial days of your journey.
As you descend, you'll notice the landscapes changing, and the lush greenery of the lower elevations replaces the alpine terrain you've grown accustomed to.


Lunch Break

Depending on your pace and timing, you can take a break for lunch at one of the teahouses along the way. A good spot for lunch might be in Phakding.


Continue the Descent

After lunch, continue your descent through the valleys and forests as you make your way back towards Lukla.
The terrain becomes less steep as you descend, and you'll encounter more settlements and local activity.


Return to Lukla

After a full day of trekking, you'll reach Lukla (2,860 meters), where you'll conclude your Everest Base Camp trek.


Overnight Stay in Lukla

You'll spend your last night in Lukla, and it's a great opportunity to celebrate the successful completion of your trek. Consider having a nice meal and reflecting on your incredible journey.


Celebration and Reflection

Use your evening in Lukla to celebrate your achievements and reflect on the memorable experiences you've had throughout your trek.
You can also explore Lukla, do some last-minute shopping, and interact with fellow trekkers, guides, and locals.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2860

Morning in Lukla

Start your day in Lukla with a hearty breakfast, and take in the views of the surrounding mountains one last time.


Flight to Kathmandu

The day begins with a thrilling and scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The flight duration is approximately 30 minutes, and it offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayas as you return to the capital city.


Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon landing in Kathmandu, you'll be greeted by the bustling energy of the city. You'll be transferred to your hotel, where you can freshen up and rest.


Historic Kathmandu Exploration

After settling in, you'll have the opportunity to explore the historic and culturally rich city of Kathmandu.
You can visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its beautiful palaces, temples, and courtyards. Here, you can witness the intricacies of Newar architecture and learn about the history of the Kathmandu Valley.
The Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, is another iconic destination. This ancient stupa offers panoramic views of the city and a glimpse into Buddhist culture.
A visit to the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world, is a cultural experience like no other.
The Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal, is a hub of Tibetan Buddhism and a tranquil place to soak in the spiritual atmosphere.
You can also explore Thamel, a vibrant and lively neighborhood in Kathmandu, known for its shops, restaurants, and cultural diversity.


Overnight Stay in Kathmandu

Spend your last night in Kathmandu at your hotel, where you can reflect on your adventurous journey to Everest Base Camp and your explorations in the historic city.
Consider savoring a delicious Nepali meal and indulging in some souvenir shopping to commemorate your Nepal experience.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel/ lodge
Elevation
1350

Morning in Kathmandu

Your departure day in Kathmandu begins with a final breakfast at your hotel. Take this opportunity to enjoy some last-minute relaxation and reflect on your incredible journey.


Check-out and Transfers

Check out from your hotel and ensure that you have all your belongings packed and organized. Most hotels in Kathmandu have storage facilities where you can leave your luggage if you have some free time before your departure.


Airport Transfer

Depending on the timing of your flight, your hotel can arrange a transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. It's advisable to leave for the airport at least 3 hours before your international flight.


Airport Procedures

At the airport, you'll need to go through the standard check-in, security, and immigration procedures. Be prepared for lines and security checks, so arrive with plenty of time to spare.


Last Views of Nepal

As you wait at the airport, you can take in your last views of Nepal, bid farewell to the Himalayas, and reminisce about the amazing experiences and memories you've gathered during your Everest Base Camp trek and your time in Kathmandu.

Return Journey

Your flight will take you back to your home country or your next destination, marking the end of your remarkable journey to Everest Base Camp and your exploration of Nepal.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1345

Everest Gokyo RI Trek Include / Exclude

Cost Includes

  •   Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
  •  Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.
  •  Stays in clean lodge/guest houses during the trek in twin sharing basis.
  • Three meals per day which includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  •  Seasonal fresh fruit during the trek.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(6:1)
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  •  Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Actual Adventure duffel bag and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  •  Actual Adventure T-shirt as a souvenir of Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Tips for guides porters and drivers
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
  • Extra luggage charge.
  • Hot showers during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipments.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  •  International Airfare fees.
  • Extra costs for internet and phone calls (if any).
  •  Person expenses not included in the itinerary.
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Additional Information

Nepal Visa Info

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee

Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Gratis (Free) Visa

For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, the visa can be extended from the department of immigration with respective fares.

 Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

Nepal Visa for Chinese Nationals

As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:

Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai


More Information

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal. 

Transportation, Flight and Arrival Information


We will send our representatives from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd at Tribhuvan International Airport a bit earlier than your arrival. As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport and complete your immigration process you will see our representatives holding a placard of your and company’s name. They will welcome you in a Nepali style offering some flowers and then transfer you to the hotel in our own private luxurious vehicle. You will meet rest of the team members in the hotel. The next day you will have your breakfast at the hotel or drive to the airport for your flight to Lukladepending upon the flight schedule. The costs includes Airport to Hotel pickup and drop for both domestic and international flights.  You will meet the rest of the team members in Lukla and only guide will be going along with you from Kathmandu.

 

Leader & Staffs Arrangements with Porter Care
During this Classic Everest Base Camp trek you will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu only with your guide. Other team members like assistant guide and porters will join you from Lukla.  We focus on giving employment opportunities to the local people as far as possible. We choose experienced field staff having good knowledge in their related field. We do have highly experienced team of porters and guides. Our field staff leaders are highly experienced and have undergone the trainings like. Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training, Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet, English Language, Conservation and Biodiversity, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders).

 

Why don’t we use Yak as Porters?
During your Everest Base Camp Trek you can also see several Yaks and Mules on your way used as porter. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd doesn’t use yaks and mules as porters during the trek because we respect animal rights and emphasis on giving employment opportunities to the local people.

Guide and Porter info
It is in the hand of guide and porter to actually make or break your trip. A good guide can give you a memorable trek of your life time whereas a bad can ruin your trek and make it the worst. Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd has a team of highly experienced a passionate trekking guides, expedition leader, porters and tour guides. With their years of experience and dedication in their fields they have been providing our customers with remarkable service and excellent results. You can have the detailed information of our guides in the company’s Trip Management Team (Field Staff).

Extra Days in Nepal


We advise you to include some extra days other than your trek schedule. It is because the weather of Everest Region is unpredictable and the flights to Lukla often gets delayed or cancelled. Having extra days in your trek schedule helps you to not miss your international flights.

Program Change/ Delay: 


The departure scheduled would be changed on any unavoidable circumstance like weather hazards, trail slides, soil erosion, avalanches, sudden sickness, etc. The program can be customized as per the interest of the clients.

NOTE: 

 During the trip, the unpredictable factors like, weather, local politics, transport and many more which are beyond our control can bring some change in the itinerary. In such case, if the alternation in the itinerary is necessary, then the trek leader will decide for the best alternative with the consent and interest of the whole group. If the change occurs we will do our best to minimize its effect; however the company cannot be responsible for the results of changes and delays. 

Training and Fitness for Trekking.

No prior training and experience is required to do Everest Base Camp Trek. But, if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world then it can be an added point to your trek to Everest Base Camp. If you can walk up to 6-7 hours a day in an unfamiliar terrain then you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp. It is better if you start taking energy boosting diets and doing some physical exercise a month before the trek. All you need to have is strong willingness and ability to overcome the challenges.

Staying Healthy


Staying healthy and fit is very important when you are trekking to one of the most strenuous trekking destinations. You need to be very careful about your health and health related problems. Here are the following tips you can use to stay healthy during Everest Base Camp Trek.

·         Eat proper and healthy diets.

·         Avoid eating meat and meat products more often.

·         Drink a lot of water.

·         Don’t drink water direct from the resources or without purifying.

·         Starting exercising a month prior to the trek.

·         Take your regular medicines with you.

Take Care of your Feet.


Taking care of your feet is a must when you are going on a trek. Not taking proper care of your feet can ruin your trek. To take care proper care of your feet the following tips might be helpful.

 Buy good quality comfortable shoes.

Clip Your Toenails

Apply Powders/Creams/Tapes

Wear the Right Socks

 Wash your feet regularly.

Soak your feet for at least 10- 20 minutes at the end of the day.

Getting a Good Night Rest


As it is said ‘Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy and wise’, getting a proper goodnight sleep is very important for everyone. During the trek since your body gets tired after walking all day long a proper sleep is a must. You need to sleep for at least 7-8 hours. A good night sleep helps your body to take rest and recollect the energies that you’ve lost during your trek. For a better sleep we recommend you to carry a sleeping bag with you. The sleeping bag will be provided by the company or you can carry your own if you have. Sleeping Bag is necessary especially when you are trekking to Everest Base Camp because since only basic accommodations are available the blankets might not be enough for you.

 

Do and Do Not


Here are some of the things that you have to keep in mind while trekking to Everest Base Camp.

Do’s

Walk slowly

Drink purified or boiled water.

Eat healthy foods.

Get proper Acclimatization.

Respect local culture and people.

Bring your regular medicines and first aid kit.


Don’ts

Don’t Get to enthusiastic

Don’t drink water direct from resources.

Eat Junk Foods

Neglect the signs of altitude sickness.

Disrespect the local culture and traditions.

Travel Insurance and Evacuation in emergency


Travel insurance is compulsory for all our clients traveling with our company. The Nepalese Insurance company doesn’t have travel insurance for foreign people so we recommend you to bring the legal documents with you while coming to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the loss due to theft, injury, delay; inconveniences or any other and the company should not have any liabilities for your personal loss. Make sure your travel insurance also compensate emergencies helicopter evacuation in case of emergencies.

Solo Travelers.


The numbers of Solo travelers are increasing rapidly in recent few years in Nepal. Nepal, being a beautiful and peace loving country is also one of the safest countries for solo travelers. However, the cost for solo traveler might be expensive since single supplement is very difficult to find and are expensive as well in the mountain regions.

Is Solo Travelers Safe in Nepal?


Nepal is one of the safest countries to travel in the world. We see numbers of solo travelers around the streets of the city and trekking areas. Tourism related crimes in Nepal are very less and we Nepalese treat our guests as gods. Even though, it is safe but still you need to be careful while walking to the cities alone during the mid night and we recommend you to hire a guide while trekking.

Is Female Solo Travelers safe in Nepal?


Nepal is generally considered safe for women travelers. Nepal might have a conservative society but the people are open to every kind of cultures which helps to stay true. There haven't been many serious crimes against tourists since few years. Yet, travelers are requested to have considerable care while travelling.

Can you trek in Nepal without a guide?


Nepal requires the use of guides and porters such as in some of the regions such as Inner Dolpo, Kanchenjunga and Upper Mustang due to the areas being restricted. However, places such as the Annapurna Conservation Area and Everest Base Camp do not require guides. But we highly recommend to at least having a guide with you. Since, hiring a guide is very cheap in Nepal and it is not safe to travel alone in the mountain region you need to hire a guide for your personal safety.

Required Permits for Trekking


The permit required for Everest Base Camp Trek like Sagarmatha National Park Permit, and TIMS card will be managed by the company itself. For this you will need to submit your passport sized photo (2 copies) and a photocopy of your passport in the office.

Culture and Custom of Sherpa people


It is highly recommended to our travelers to respect the local culture and custom of Sherpa people. The prayer rocks, walls and flags are meant to be kept to the right at all times. It is a custom to follow what the local people believe.  Also, ask before taking any photographs, many people do not want their photos taken. 

Internet and Communication during Everest Base Camp Trek.


For some trekking can be a short break from social medias and internet whereas for some internet and communication is a means to stay connected with near and dear ones during trekking. While travelling in the remotest areas you may not have facilities of telephone and internet. However, in recent days the Internet and Communication facilities during your trek to Everest Base Camp is improving rapidly. The region now has 3G and 4G coverage as well.

Satellite phone 
If you want to have the best networks throughout your trek to Everest Base Camp you can use satellite phone throughout the trial. You can rent the sat phones or bring your own.

Wi-Fi
Most of the tea houses and lodges now provide Wi-Fi service. You can get free Wi-Fi in Everest View hotel and some of the lodges. But most of the lodges take extra charge for Wi-Fi. They charge you normally $5 for unlimited Wi-Fi coverage. However, the speed of the internet may not be faster like that of the cities.

Mobile data 


Mobile Data can be the cheaper way to get in touch with your family and friends in the Everest Region. You can buy a local sim card from a private company in Nepal and activate your data. The cost od data pack varies per MB. A telecommunication company in Nepal, NCELL has launched 3G connectivity since 2010.  So you can have a better internet experience in the Everest Region through mobile data as well.

Cost & Departure

Small Group Journey (Monthly Departure)

Upcoming Trip Departure

Guaranteed - Trip is guaranteed to run

 Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited - only few spaces availabl the fll

The services start only after your arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

 Single supplement will cost you USD 425

Personal Porter will cost you USD 399

Private Journey

Tailor Made Journey

The mentioned price for the trek mentioned in our website is price per person or small group. We can also tailor made the journey as according to your size of group and also customize private Everest Base Camp Trek for you with your family and friends. We do provide certain percent discount for bigger groups as well. The rate of discount increases with additional number of people in your group. Bigger groups are highly encouraged for better rates. 

What types of permit documents are requires for Everest Gokyo ri Trek?

 

For the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek, you need several permits: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit, and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits help manage and ensure the safety of trekkers in the region and contribute to local conservation efforts.

What if we choose alternative of Lukla flight?

Your trekking adventure could extend due to an exciting alternative route. From Kathmandu, a scenic 9-hour private vehicle drive to Salleri awaits, followed by several hours of trekking to reach Lukla. This unique journey offers a rich tapestry of landscapes and experiences, making your trek even more memorable.

How many porter and guide do we get during the Gokyo ri Trek?

The choice is yours, tailored to your preferences and interests, but for an enhanced and truly immersive trekking experience, we highly recommend having a guide and porter accompany you. Our service includes a dedicated guide for your team and a porter for every two trekkers, ensuring your journey is both seamless and enjoyable.

Accommodations

The accommodations during Kathmandu will be provided in standard 3 star hotels. However accommodations during the trek will be provided in Tea houses or lodges. All the accommodations will be provided on twin sharing basis. In Kathmandu you will get luxurious rooms with attached bathrooms and other luxury facilities. But, it might not be possible during the trek. You will be provided with clean and comfortable accommodations but in the mountain region there might not be facilities of attached bathrooms in the lodge or guest houses and also you may have to pay extra charges for hot water as well. We will try our best to provide you the best available services as far as possible. Single supplement rooms can also be provided on request but may not be available on higher altitude.

Meals

All meals during the trek will be provided by the company. The meals are provided three times a day that includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The breakfast is provided at the same lodge/teahouse where you had your overnight stay; Lunch is provided on the way and dinner at the last stop of the day where you will have your overnight stay. Since, all the tea houses/ lodges are run by the local people they have the similar food items on the menu. The tea houses mostly serve the local Nepali dishes and also offer some common Indian and continental food items as well. You can choose your food as according to the menu. We advise you to give a try to local food items and treat your taste buds with new flavors. Since, most of the food items are made up of locally grown it is healthy and organic as well. The breakfast during Everest Base Camp Trek usually consists of toast, eggs, potatoes, and tea or coffee. Some tea houses offers instantly made chapattis or Porridge instead of toast.  The lunch and dinner usually consists of typical Nepali food called Dal Bhat (cooked Lentils and Rice) including vegetables and pickles or you can also choose noodles, pastas, soups and other items. Since every food items are made by the local people you may not get that exact taste in the dishes other than local dishes.

Drinking water

Water is an essential part of your trek. You need to drink plenty of water during your.  Most of the diseases during your trek are caused by drinking impure water. However it is not that the water in the mountain region is impure. It is natural and clean the people there consume it direct from the tap. But, since you are not used to you may get directly affected and consuming water direct from the tap might ruin your trek. Here are the tips for consuming water during Everest Base Camp Trek.

Mineral Water/ Bottled water.
Mineral water or Bottled water is available at most of the tea houses. The bottled water costs normally 1 Dollar per liter. If you find it in any tea houses it is better to carry an extra bottle because it may not be available anywhere during the trek.

Boiled Water
Drinking boiled water is probably the best method while trekking in the mountains. It is highly effective treatment for killing the bacteria from the water. You can boil the water in the tea house and carry it along with you during the trek. The tea hoses charges normally one to two dollars to boil the water.

Purified Water.
You can bring your own water purification tablets like Aquatabs®, Chlorine tablets, Bhromine Tablets along with you. It helps to save your budget as well.

Filtered Water

You can also use filtered water as well during your Everest Base Camp Trek.  This can be an alternate where boiling is not preferred and also there is not any availability of other purified water. The filters like hand pump are effective in removing protozoa, bacteria and chemicals/toxins from the water but may not be effective removing the viruses.

Equipment’s & Packing List

Proper equipment and packing is very necessary during the trek. No proper trekking gears can ruin your trekking experience. You will need following trekking gears and equipments for Classic Everest Base Camp Trek.

Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Fleece or wool trousers/pants
Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Footwear for around camp, example, running shoes and/or sandals
Gaiters (optional)
Thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Wind cheater jacket (optional)
Waterproof shell jacket
Thermal gloves
Underwear
Shorts
Cotton trousers/pants
Thermal bottoms
Sun hat or scarf or Hat or light balaclava
T-shirts
Socks
Sunglasses with UV protection (opt to but this at your home country)
Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
Head lamp, spare bulbs & batteries
Small padlock to lock trek bag
Plastic bags
Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
Camping mattress
Water bottles
Small wash towel
Footwear (see footwear section below for details)
Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
Toiletries
Basic first aid kit
Details packing list Download PDF

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
Sunscreen
Lip Balm with Sunscreen
Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
Water Bottles or Camel Back
Sunglasses
Headlamp with extra batteries
Favorite Snacks
Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
Toilet Paper
Trekking Poles (optional)
Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

●      Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)

●      Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)

●      Long underwear pants (2)

●      Underwear (5 to 7)

●      Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket

●      Long sleeve shirts (2)

●      Sweatshirt (optional)

●      Fleece Pants

●      Trekking Pants (2)

●      Shorts (optional)

●      Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood

●      Rain Poncho that covers your day pack

●      Waterproof Pants

●      Wide brimmed hat

●      Wool hat (Should cover ears)or Balaclava

●      Lightwight Gloves

●      Insulated Wool or Down Mittens

●      Gaiters (optional)

FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS


●      Hiking boots with ankle support

●      Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes 

●      Plastic bag to carry spare shoes

●      Hiking socks (10)

●      Sock Liners (optional)

SLEEPING BAG


●      Sleeping bag rated to  -15° C/ 0° f

●      Sleeping bag liner (optional)

●      Sleeping bag stuff sack

DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS


●      Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)

●      Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail

●      Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack

●      Waterproof cover for daypack

●      Drybags in several sizes

●      Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

●      Advil or Ibuprofen

●      Diamox (for altitude sickness)

●      Personal Prescriptions

●      Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)

●      Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)

●      Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)

●      Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)

●      Wet wipes

●      Panty Liners and Tampons

●      Face lotion

●      Hair brush

●      Hair ties

●      Hand warmers

●      Ear plugs for sleeping

Extra Costs and Inclusions.

We suggest you to have some extra amount with you cash or credit card that will help you to cover the unforeseen circumstances. Here are some extra costs and an inclusion if in case happens.

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any unforeseen cause like flight cancellation, weather conditions or any other should be paid by the trekkers themselves. 
Nepal entry visa ($40 USD).
All the meals are included on the trek and only breakfast and welcome dinner in Kathmandu.
Tips for guides and porters.
We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.

Why do we use Porters?

Porters are the most helpful assistant for your Everest Base Camp Trek. They carry your luggage all the way through your trek. We use the local porters during Everest Base Camp Trek. It is a small effort from our side to provide them employment opportunity and help them maintain their living standard and look after their families. We provide one porter for each two members of a group and also provide personal porter on request with additional costs.

What to do before trek starts?

PAPERWORK AND MONEY ON THE TRAIL


●      Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)

●      Spending Money

●      One Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit)

OTHER ITEMS


●      Portable Solar Charger

●      Journal, pen and paper

Equipment Buy in Kathmandu


If you have not brought any of these equipments then you can also buy this in Kathmandu as well. If you need help our guides will help you to buy the trekking gears in Kathmandu. You can find the wide range of varieties while buying the trekking gears in Kathmandu. The qualities of the trekking gears are similar to that you get in your countries. You can also find medium quality gears at cheaper rates as well. You can find all types of trekking gears in Thamel which is the main street for backpackers and trekkers in Nepal.

Equipment Hire in Kathmandu.


You can also hire the equipments and trekking gears in Kathmandu as well. But we recommend you to bring your own equipments as far as possible. You will have a better experience in your own equipments’ rather that hiring the used equipments’. However, hiring trekking gears can be a great idea for backpackers and budgeted trekkers since hiring trekking gears can be a lot cheaper than buying.  Have a look to the cost of hiking and trekking gears in Kathmandu.

  Gears

   Size & Temperature

   Cost per items

Sleeping bag

10°C to -15°C

USD 1 per day rent

Down Jacket

5°C to -10°C

USD 1 per day rent

Hiking boots

Any size

USD 1 per day rent

Backpack

55ltr to 65ltr

USD 45-65 per bag

Daypack 

25ltr-35ltr 

USD 25-35 per bag

Hiking shorts

Any size

USD 20-25 per piece

Hiking pants

Any size

USD 25 - 30 per piece

Hiking shirts

Any size

USD 15 - 20 per piece

Thermal set

Any size

USD 10-15 per pair

Warm fleece upper wear and bottom

Any size

USD 20-25 per pear

Warm hat

Any size

USD 3-5 per piece

Trekking pole

Any size

USD 5 - 10 per pair

Wind-proof gloves

Any size

USD 5 - 10 per pair

Woolen hiking shocks

Any size

USD 2-4 per pair

Scarf

Any size

USD 2 - 5 per piece

Sun Glasses

Any size

USD 5 - 10 per piece

Head light 

Any size

USD 15 - 20

Water Bottle

Any size

USD 3 - 7 per bottle

Booking and Client Safety.

As a reputed travel agency in Nepal, Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd is the one you can always count on when it comes to your safety and booking procedures. We make sure that your money is in the right hand and you can always trust us. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd has the following booking terms and conditions. If your booking is accepted by us then a contract is deemed to exist between you and The Actual Adventure Ltd. At this point we will send you a confirmation invoice showing the amount of deposit received and your final balance due. Now you can go ahead and book your international flights and obtain trekking and travel insurance.

Booking process Conditions:


While making your trip with us, you are requested to deposit at least 30% of the total amount prior to 30 days of your arrival and the remaining amount can be submitted in the office upon arrival.

Booking Process


 To book a trip from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd you will need to follow certain processes which are mentioned below.

Step 1: Send us an inquiry using inquiry form, email or call us

Step 2: Discuss and fix the trek itinerary and price.

Step 3: Send us the deposit required to confirm the trip.

Step 4: Send us your Passport copies, Insurance copies, two passport sized photos and others (if necessary)

 Step 5: Come to Nepal pay the remaining amount and start the trek.

Payment for Your Trip
 Dollar Account
Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd.
Currency General Account (USD) 016-010 100 23199 
Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd
Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT

NPR Currency Only
Actual Adventure (P) Ltd.

Branch Code: 016 A/C No. 01030026257 
Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd
Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT

 For Indian Currency
 Kedar Neupane

A/C No.: 17715241406570 NPR

Nepal SBI Bank Ltd.

26 Durbar Marg
P.O.Box. No. 6049 GPO, Kathmandu
Phone: +977-14253243 / 4230809
Swift No. NSBINPKA

Payment Note|: Please Call or Text US (+9779851012358) before to process Payment

Bank service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.

30% of the total price is required at least a month in advance for confirmation of the tour booking.

 Can Pay as below Link ( Pay now)

Remaining payment can be made after your arrival.

Cancellation Policy.

If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances, the company will refund only 70% of the deposited amount. However if you inform prior to 30 days before the trek no cancelation charge will be taken.

Cancellation Policy:

Treks & tours booked and subsequently cancelled are subject to cancellation charges as follow:-

45 days prior:

No cancellation charge.

Within 30 days:

20%

Within 15 days:

30%

Within 7 days -48 hrs. before  :

50%

Less than 48 hrs or no show :

100%

Useful Matter

Early Termination of a Trek.

Sometimes the trek ends before the scheduled itinerary due to several reasons regarding health or any other personal issues of the trekkers. If in case, early termination of the trek happens please note that we cannot offer refunds for unused days. It is because we have to pay the committed amount to our porters, guides and other team member

Acclimatization & Sickness

Acclimatization is very important when you are trekking to an altitude of more than 3500m.  Proper acclimatization helps to reduce the chances of Altitude Sickness. The itinerary is designed with proper acclimatization that will help your body to adopt the lower oxygen content in the air. Once you reached an altitude of 5000m the oxygen content in the air is less than 50% than that of the sea level. One of the main causes of altitude sickness is staying too long at high altitude without proper acclimatization. If in case you suffer from altitude sickness, the guides will notice the symptoms and then drop you to the lower altitude immediately. You have to inform to your guide if you notice any discomfort or symptoms of AMS. Major altitude sickness might need emergency helicopter rescue so make sure your travel insurance covers all the risk including helicopter rescue.

Note: If you suffer from altitude sickness in the mountain and still want to continue the trek then you can directly call to the office or ask you guide to call to office and make arrangements. In such case you may have to stay at the mountains for some extra days so we suggest you to have at least three extra days than your trek schedule. We charge $70 for extra days in the mountains. Since, there are several groups trekking from the company it is possible for you to join another group during peak seasons. However, it might not be possible during off season and you may have to pay extra charge for the porters and guide.

To know about the symptoms of Altitude sickness the following content might be helpful.

Know about Altitude
Hiking or trekking to high altitudes can result altitude sickness and sometimes can be severe as well. So, it is better to have proper acclimatization and stay hydrated and have proper balance diets while trekking to higher altitudes.

Symptoms of High Altitude sickness


The symptoms of altitude sickness depend upon various factors. These are the primary symptoms of Altitude sickness that can be cured immediately with certain precautions.

 lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting

exhaustion or weakness

dizziness and insomnia

 pins and needles

feeling sleepy

general malaise

swelling of the hands, feet, and face


If the primary symptoms are left untreated it may result to a serious altitude sickness which may need emergency rescue. The following are the major symptoms of AMS.

fever

 A constant headache that doesn’t respond to any painkillers.

 increased vomiting

constant dry cough often with pinkish sputum

numbness and dizziness

 gradual loss of consciousness


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements


No prior training and experience is required to do Everest Base Camp Trek. But, if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world then it can be an added point to your trek to Everest Base Camp. If you can walk up to 6-7 hours a day in an unfamiliar terrain then you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp. It is better if you start taking energy boosting diets and doing some physical exercise a month before the trek. All you need to have is strong willingness and ability to overcome the challenges.

FAQs

The duration of your trek depends on your starting point. If you commence your journey from Kathmandu, you can complete the trek in 8 days. However, if you begin from a different location, the trek may take a bit longer. The hike from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri typically takes 2 hours, with a 4-hour round trip.

Embarking on the Gokyo trek is a rewarding challenge that calls for both robust physical fitness and mental resilience. Each day, you'll trek for approximately 5-6 hours, pushing your limits and embracing the exhilaration of the journey.

 

Absolutely, Gokyo Ri is definitely worth the climb. With its breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan giants, including Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu, it offers an unforgettable experience for trekkers seeking to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Everest region.

The best months for the Everest Gokyo Ri trek are typically in the pre-monsoon season (late March to May) and post-monsoon season (late September to November). During these periods, you'll enjoy clear skies, pleasant temperatures, and stunning views of the Himalayas, making it ideal for a safe and rewarding trekking experience.

From the summit of Gokyo Ri, trekkers can witness a breathtaking panoramic view of several majestic peaks, including four of the world's highest: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. The surreal vista also features other prominent Himalayan peaks, making it a visual feast for mountaineering enthusiasts.

Your Gokyo Ri trek experience and the load you're carrying dictate whether a guide and porter are necessary. If you're familiar with the route, a guide may not be needed, but to enhance your comfort and support, we recommend having both. A guide and porter can make your journey more enjoyable and convenient.

Certainly, the high altitude on the trail to Everest Gokyo Ri can pose challenges, leading to symptoms such as difficulty breathing, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and physical weakness.

The Gokyo Ri Trek reaches an elevation of approximately 5,357 meters (17,575 feet) at its summit. This vantage point offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Everest region, making it a highlight of the trek and a must-visit for trekkers seeking to witness the Himalayan beauty.

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