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The moderate trip is between the medium and strenuous, the increasing altitude is the main harder part of this grade, altitude goes up to 4000meters, it requires the good physical fitness and health.
Gokyo Valley, A short magnificent flight from Kathmandu to Lukla begins the adventurous trek to Gokyo Valley, the trek also reflected as traditional trek. After landing at Lukla, you will be introduced with your trekking crews and have the short tea break at a restaurant.
Gokyo Lake Gokyo Ri trek is an easy and most beautiful trek of Everest region. The trek begins from a short magnificent flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. In Lukla, you will introduce with trekking assistant crews and have a short tea break before moving to Phakding.
Coming 10 days is for explore the Sherpa and their lifestyle, Himalaya, glaciers, and lakes. Along the trail, you pass the popular bazaar- Namche, which is the main trading town of Khumbu. Namche is also the getaway of Everest region. Among of the sherpa villages, Khumjung and Khundey are the most significant. Both villages are the ancestor town of Sherpa. Seventy percent of Sherpas who are working in Himalaya as guide or businessman are from the same town. Carefully designed itinerary of Gokyo valley includes the acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. In the day we explore the Namche Bazaar, visit Sherpa museum. Then hike up to the Syangboche airport and viewing Himalaya from Everest view hotel with sipping the coffee. Syangboche airport is claimed the worlds highest airport.
Khumjung and Khundey villages are the oldest Sherpa villages. Both villages give an opportunity to learn the core history of Sherpa dynasty, religions, culture, and costume. This is included in Gokyo Lake trek. Gokyo valley trek is especially for the view of Himalaya, lakes, and glaciers. Gokyo Ri is the best ever viewpoint of Everest, it is better than Kalapathar. From Gokyo Ri you can see the 360-degree view of Himalaya including Mt. Everest, Mt.Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Amadablm, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Makalu and much more snowcapped peaks, lakes, glaciers.
Afterward exploring the Gokyo Lakes, and biggest glaciers Nozungmba the trips turns back to Lukla in few days. The returning route is same that we trek before. Lukla is the ending point of the trek and also the celebration of the trek. Share the trekking experiences with trekking crews.
Our airport representative welcomes you at airport and transfer to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.
The second day of exciting trek Gokyo Valley commence with small brief meeting and introducing with trekking crews. Apex representative will do some official works with you such as filling the participated form, collecting your travel documents: passport copy, travel insurance, and passport size photos. After finishing these tasks your trek guide checks your trekking gears and suggest you if needed. Then you tour leader take you to the touring around the Kathmandu valley. During the tour, you will visit mainly three places: Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Pashupatinath temple is the biggest and famous Hindu temple of worlds. Millions of the Hindu pilgrims visit in a year. Teej and Mahashiva Ratri is the especial day of the temple. Next Bouddhanath Stupa is also a popular Buddhist shrine of Nepal, many monks, and Buddhist travelers visit the stupa in every year. Buddha Jayanti is the main day of Buddhism. Final destination related with the ancient history of Nepal. It is a historical royal palace of King when Nepal has many state kings that were mostly unified by Gorkha King Prithvi Narayan Shah.
After finishing the tour you will drive back to Thamel and again meet you trek guide and last minute shopping in Thamel if needed. Be ready for tomorrows trek and early flight.
The exciting morning meets trekking staffs at hotel lobby early in the morning. The scenic flight takes 35-40 minutes to land on Tenzing-Hillary airport at Lukla. Upon your arrival in Airport, the guide will introduce with the porters and gives the short brief about the trails and mountains which you can see from the trails between Lukla to Lunch place. The descending trail to the Dudhkosi River is a trail which joins the main trail to Namche. This is the easiest day of the whole trek, because of short walking in low altitude.
Following the Dudh Koshi River to get Namche is longer than the previous day. Cross the river many times and encountering with yaks and mules are common the trail. One point where trail terminates to steep ascend from the bank of the river where you will cross the highest suspension bridge of Everest Region. After the bridge, the trail really steep until you will cross the Sagarmatha National Park reached the Namche, the biggest town of Everest. This is a town also where you can buy trekking stuff as per your needed.
To acclimatize in thin air, you will stay one more night in Namche. In the day you will hike up to Syangboche and before go to the Syangboche, you will visit museum belongs to Sherpa Cultural, and Mt. Everest Expedition done by Tenzing Norge and Edmund Hilary. From the top, you can see the stunning view of Khumbu valley with sunrise in morning and sunset in evening.
The trail gradually getting the high altitude through the rhododendron forest and juniper. Take a left trail from Sanasha, climb up to Yak Kharka. You will cross the Yak Kharka with a stunning view of Khumbi La and Towache and reach Mong La Dada. It is the viewpoint of Himalaya and down view shows the Tengboche monastery. And trek down to Phortse Thanga, the bank of Dhudhkoshi.
The journey begins after breakfast, steeply climb up to Dole through the forest and narrow path. The day trip gives magnificent views of Kangtega valley as well as Mt. Cho Oyu and gradually up to Machherma. There is a Himalayan rescue post if you like to visit you can.
After breakfast, the journey of Gokyo valley and Gokyo Ri, continue from last day toward Gokyo. Before you reaching the first lake the path is tricky. By reaching the first lake your dream to explore the Gokyo Lakes and hiking up Gokyo Ri is going to live. Reach Gokyo and have a lunch, walk around the lakes and back to guesthouse.
Early morning get up and climb up to Gokyo Ri 5383m, from the Ri you can see incredible views of Gokyo Valley, huge Ngozumpa glacier and all highest peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Khang. Afterward exploring the Gokyo Ri then back to the guesthouse.
Finally, the aims of exploring the Gokyo and Gokyo Ri is over, now trek down through the same route that you trekked before, with the amazing view of Himalaya. Have a lunch at Machherma and continues down to Dole.
Trekking down Phortse from Dole after breakfast. The trail of straight goes up about an hour to get Mong La Danda, where you will have your lunch. Again down to just before Sanasha and take the progressive up the path of Khumjung village. Khumjung village is the typical Sherpa settlement of Khumbu, it is not significant commercial but and culturally is a most important village of Khumbu. Climb the hill, and down toward Namche Bazaar via Syangbohce airport.
Your trek of Gokyo Ri is almost finished by reaching the Lukla. You can see the last glimpse of Mt. Everest from Top Danda and continue down to Dhudhkosi, walk on the bank of the river and get to Phakding where you will have your lunch and end at Lukla. In the evening you can enjoy with your trekking guides and porters.
Early morning get up and ready for the airport, have breakfast and walk to Airport for the scenic flight to Kathmandu. It is about 30 minutes flights to land on Kathmandu. Your guide will transfer to the hotel.
After the 11 days, of a hard walking in the mountain, today is leisure day. You can walk around the busy town, Thamel and oldest market of Kathmandu, Ason and Indrachowk. In the evening you will serve a farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with Nepali folk music and dance.
The trip ends. The guide will take you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure.
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Please Note: If you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.The price is USD 60 per person per night for single room and USD 75 per night for double (twin sharing) room.
Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travellers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves the severe headache, vomiting etc.
The trained and expert guides will everyday advise you about your health conditions, requirements and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.
Given some information helps you to get rid from the Acute Mountain Sickness.
There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.
Normal AMS Symptoms
The given altitude symptoms may every trekkers will have experience but no worries these are common.
Minor AMS Symptoms
The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that your having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.
What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?
Serious AMS Symptoms
The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately
Dangerous cases of AMS
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and dexamethasone.
Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
The condition, that buildup the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heart beat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be use to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.
Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
First Aid Kit
First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.
This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Gokyo valley trek. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.
Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.
Lower Body – Legs
Medicine and First Aid
Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.
Miscellaneous, but Important
The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.
Please Note: The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult