Trekking in the Everest Region is the full package of natural beauty, sherpa culture, Tibetian Buddhism, and many more. Imagine the feeling, when you are standing in between a stunning view of sky dominating mountains and largely covered active mountain glaciers, nothing could have been more sensational than this. This region is an inspiration that will fill your life with joy and happiness. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the crowded city and make your way to the tranquility of the mountains.
The 16 days Everest Base Camp and Gokyo valley treks start with an adventurous flight in small aircraft to Lukla. We walk with an uphill climb along the pavement until we reach Phakding. Climbing steep up along a stone paver staircase through the side of the forest, Dudhkoshi river, and stirring suspension bridge, which will take you to the most advanced tourist town Namche Bazaar. From Namche to Dole, a small and beautiful village lies in the lap of big mountains and Machhermo village before the day to reach Gokyo village. The tranquility of Gokyo and a majestic 360-degree view of mountains and the longest active mountain glacier Ngozumpa. After crossing Chola Pass, take you to the beautiful village Lobuche and Gorakshep. The majestic view of sky-touching mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu along the most iconic mountains in the Khumbu region Mt. Ama Dablam and many more beautiful mountains. Another 360-degree panoramic mountain view from the Kala Patthar summit is the most spectacular experience that you have ever perceived. A blend of spirituality in the Tengboche monastery adds to your trekking journey. The correspondence of Tibetian Buddhist culture can be seen in stone walls, mani walls, stupas, and prayer flags on the way. Sometimes we can also encounter rare wild animals which are normally found in mountain climates and environments.
Two Fascinating Viewpoint (Gokyo Ri & Kalapatthar)
Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar are the two most popular and famous viewpoints in the world as well as in the kingdom of trekking. Both of the viewpoints offer 360-degree panoramic views of giant snow-capped mountains, lakes, glaciers, and an amazing Himalayan range. You can experience the breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and many neighboring mountains. Experiencing sunset and sunrise over those mountains from the top of these two viewpoints are the most precious moments for a travel enthusiast.
Sherpa Culture and Tibetian Buddhism
Trekkers will get a fascinating insight into unique sherpa traditions, cultures, and lifestyles. Everest region is the home of the Sherpa people and their practices, tradition, and uniqueness are simply the best things to explore on this trip. Prayers flags, stone walls, monasteries, chortens, mani walls, and small stupas are the correspondence of living Tibetian Buddhism. You will encounter the oldest and most popular Buddhist monastery in Tengboche and getting a blessing from the Lama Rinpoche adds more spiritual energy to your trip.
Exploration of UNESCO Site, Sagarmatha National Park
Everest Region is the home of numerous exotic flora and fauna. Colorful flowers, pine trees, grassland, forest with colorful rhododendron flowers are the most glamorous part of the Everest region. Besides this, mountain goats, musk deer, snow leopard, red panda, and colorful Danphe (national bird) glorify this trip. Protection of Sherpa culture, Himalayan correspondence, and tradition of this region are the extraordinary things of Sagarmatha national park.
Gokyo lakes are the world’s highest freshwater glacier lakes located at an altitude range from 4,700 m to 5,000 m in the hidden valley of the ravishing Khumbu region. Gokyo village also lies on the bank of the 5th lake, which is considered as the biggest among the Gokyo lake system. The soaring sound of freshwater, a reflection of chains like crystal mountains, blue colored lakes are the most fascinating moments of Gokyo lakes.
You will be using normal teahouse accommodation during the trekking days in the mountain. During peak season ( Autumn- Sep-Nov) and (Spring- March-May) the teahouses and the trail are crowded. Since Autumn and Spring is the best season or best time of the year to trek to the Everest Region. However, Luxury Holidays Nepal's experienced and professional team is always there to ensure your safety and services all around the year. We offer a farewell cultural dinner at the end of the trip. If you want some other options for Everest Base Camp Trek, you can also go with this package for the Everest Experience as a Short EBC trek by helicopter and a Luxury EBC trek.
Along the journey, you will relish the wonderful trek, support the local economy, explore your hidden strengths, and make both friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
If you require a customized trip, please contact us. For the Complete Guide to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley Trek.
A representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick you up from the airport as soon as you arrive and take to the hotel as per the booked itinerary. After a few hours of rest in the hotel, the representative of LHN and the Tour and trek guide will meet you and describe the whole trip how it will be going. Interact with the Representatives and Guides so you become the more prepared for the trip! However, if you arrive late at night the meeting will be held the next day after the Kathmandu city Tour. At the meeting, we fulfill our all remaining booking and payment processes as well. For the verification, Tourist Infomation, and documentation process, we required Copy of Passport, PP Size Photos 3 pics, and copy of traveler insurance. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa:Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site): Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts. Overnight in Kathmandu.
For Lukla flight from Manthali: Wake up around 2-3 am, drive to Manthali by shared tourist vehicle for about 4 to 5 hours, and fly to Lukla (20 minutes); Applicable for the peak trekking month of March to May and October to November.
For Lukla flight from Kathmandu: Wake up around 5 am and drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for about 20 minutes and fly to Lukla (30 minutes). Applicable for the remaining months (June-September and December-February).
This flight will provide us with an extraordinary view of stunning mountain ranges and splendid mountain landscapes. After arriving at Lukla, our guide will give you brief details about the first day's trek, introduced with our assistants (porters) at the same time, we will take our first mountain meal as breakfast in Lukla. Kick-off your first-day trekking with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village, until we arrive in Phakding. One the way, we might encounter Dzho, Donkeys, and Yaks and we will pass all the rhododendron forest and few mini villages. Since Phakding is a small village and rustic settlement is located in the Bank of Dudh Koshi river, we need to descend down from Lukla.
Overnight in Phakding.
We normally had breakfast around 7:30 am to 8 am. Then, like the previous day, we will keep continuing trekking on the bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Crossing the numerous thrilling suspension bridges, evergreen pine forest, blue pine, rhododendron. Numerous chortens, prayer flags, and small stupas which correspond to Buddhism make our trekking more spiritual and peaceful. After walking two hours slightly steep up from Phakding, we will reach a small village Monjo, which is an entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We will get the NP permit from the check post and stay in Jhorsalle for lunch. From here, 45min easy hike until the longest suspension bridge “ Hilary Bridge”. It's a junction of the Dudh Koshi and Bhotekoshi, from here it’s tough uphill until Namche. But, at the end of the day, you will be rewarded with the beautiful sherpa capital, many skies dominating mountains, and the first sight of Everest in its majesty. Overnight stay in the Everest region’s most classy and fancy town.
As we are heading towards higher altitude, our body needs to adapt to the Himalayan atmosphere and climate. So, we let our bodies acclimatize with the mountain environment. Thankfully, Namche has many things to explore since it's the capital of the Everest region and home of the sherpas. On this day, we will hike to Everest View Point, and later we will explore the Everest View Hotel. This hotel is regarded as the highest star hotel in the world, which lies in a 3880m altitude. The moment will be so precious when we will take our coffee/tea and Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and numerous mountains will be in front of us to cheer us. Many other beautiful mountains like Thamserku, Kongde, Kusum Kanguru, and Nuptse can be easily explored from this place. Short visit to the Sherpa museum to learn more about the vibrant Sherpa culture and tradition. The National Park museum offers information about Everest and related mountains, which lies just near the Sherpa Museum. There is a small Airport- Syangboche Airport, on the head of Namche Bazaar, from where you can also capture the beautiful pictures of Namche. Later, when we return back to the main town, we can explore the good restaurants, coffee shops for the more varieties of food. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
Before starting to our today’s trek to the small and beautiful villae in the lap of the Tawache (a holy mountain peak) we enjoy our tasty and powerful breakfast. The beginning of the trek is quite easy, straight and, flatten trail until Kyanjoma. From here, usually, Gokyo routes and the Everest Base camp routes separate.
Today’s route is regarded as the most scenic day for the entire trek. This day will be the combination of the amazing sight of sky-touching mountains, small villages, stupas, monasteries, rhododendron flowers, pine forest and sometimes we might encounter rare animals. We will climb a few and descend to the level of Dudhkoshi again before reaching the village. On the way, we will find numerous chortens and Buddhism related artifacts. Later, we will pass through the Mohang, this place is famous for the birthplace of re-incarnated lama monk of Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet and it believes that he is one who brings Buddhism in Khumbu region. Overnight stay at a comfortable accommodation in Photse village.
The breathtaking views of the mountains welcome us in the early morning. After a warm and tasty breakfast will energize us to climb to another beautiful village Machhermo. There are few waterfalls on the way and, rhododendron forest makes our day more exciting. We continue our uphill trek and pass Dole, Tongba and, Luza village before reaching to Machhermo village. Throughout today’s trek, the Dudhkoshi river will be our partner which follows until Gokyo. Machhermo is the last town of the horizon before we reach Gokyo. This is also the place where people of the Khumbu region saw the Yeti for the very first time in 1974. Overnight stay in beautiful Machhermo village.
Today is the Gokyo lakes sightseeing day. These lakes systems are the highest freshwater lakes system. The valley looks much wider and bigger than previous days and we will pass through the elevated grazing land Phangkha. There is a small memorial who lost their lives in 1995 avalanche and, almost 40 people were killed in that avalanche.
This route offers a stunning view of Thamserku, Khongtega, and Cho Oyu in the northern part including the breathtaking wider and, broad mountain terrain. We will descend while before climbing to the feet of the Ngazumpa Glacier where we will meet the first lake name as Longpongo. After few times following by st lakes takes to the second and third lake; which is also called the main lake and Gokyo lake as well. Once we reach the main lake, the tranquillity of the lake and village can easily observe on the face of the main lake including a mesmerizing view of Cho Oyu mountain. After lunch, we can explore the lake and, and warm sleep near the beautiful lake.
Note: If the weather is clean and you are more interested in chasing the sunset, you can visit Gokyo Ri on the same day.
Another acclimatization day in the beautiful Gokyo village will spend by exploring the Gokyo valley. Early morning, we will wake up around 4 am and hike to the Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri is one of the most famous and stunning viewpoints in the Khumbu region. For both sunrise and, sunset, this viewpoint is astonishing. We can experience the 360-degree view of sky-dominating mountains including four eight thousand meters above. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu including 100s of other stunning mountains are easily observe from the Gokyo Ri. Amazing view of Ngazumpa Glacier, Gokyo lakes system and, extraordinary mountain terrain extra satisfaction in our heart.
After a few times of rest and lunch, we will trek to Thagnak through the Ngozumpa glacier. The mostly trail is flat and straight. We will be walking down the valley on the east part of the glacier moraine and, the whole atmosphere and scenery are undoubtedly stunning and beautiful. We will reach Yak grazing land where Tawache and Cholatse peaks are just close to us. Overnight stay at Thagnak.
The toughest day of our trekking journey and Chola pass is the highest pass (5420m) in the Khumbu region. After a couple of hours of uphill trek from Thagnak takes us to the top of the Chola pass. The eastern side of the pass contains slippery ice which makes our trail more difficult. Sometimes, the trail is narrow and sometimes there might be the falling of rocks form the mountains. So, we need to be more careful in such an area. The top of the pass is covered with prayers flags and there are few chortens as well. Mt. Tawache, Mt. Cholatse and, Cho La lake are the other attraction that can be seen from the top.
As we descend towards the Labuche, the trail is filled with melted ice and glaciers, which makes our trail more challenging. But at the same time, the more we descend, the views become more pleasant, stunning, and somehow easy as well. We will meet a small village called Dzongla on the way and from here, the easy grassy trail takes us to another beautiful village Lobuche. Overnight stayed at Labuche.
This is a big day for all the trekking enthusiasm who dreamed to trek to the base of the world’s highest mountain. The initial trek will be comparatively easy, as we don’t need to climb much uphill until Gorakshep. The trail will be rocky and craggy and walking along the Khumbu glacier until Base Camp. Almost, a 3hour hike takes us to the stunning small village above 5,000m and we will take rest for a few times including lunch before resuming our hike to base camp.
It will take another 3hour trek in a rocky moraine trail formed by glacial remains. The breathtaking view of Khumbu icefall, the tip of Everest, and glacier-covered with sky-touching mountains gives the extra charm to the base camp. If we are trekking during spring, we can meet 100s of climbers who are attempting to climb Everest and Lhotse. We came back to Gorakshep for the accommodation. Since we are at a higher altitude, proper diet, drink and rest are very important.
This will be another beautiful day and the most important day to watch the panoramic view of breathtaking mountains. We will wake up at 3-4 am in the morning and a 3hour trail uphill climb takes us to the summit of the Kalapatthar. Kalapatther means the mountain made by black rocks and this is the highest altitude (5,545m) we will climb in our entire trek. Kalapatthar is one of the most famous viewpoints for both sunset and sunrise over the world's highest point. Sunset is rare because the weather conditions during the evening in the mountains always remain foggy and covered with clouds snowfall.
Then, we will come back to Gorak Shep, take your breakfast and trek to Pheriche/Pangboche. The trail for today is just descending down and losing the altitude makes you more comfortable and less tired as well. Pheriche is the normal destination but if the group can still walk around 2hr more then we would extend up to Pangboche village.
Leaving the mountain behind us and taking a lot of memories, struggles, tears, happiness, and satisfaction in our heart and descending down to Pangboche, Tengboche monastery. Hiking down is significantly easier and sharing our experience and wish for the new trekkers that we will encounter on the way. We will celebrate today’s night with other trekkers as we will stay again in Namche. We still can explore Namche and interact with the locals about their lifestyle and Nepalese culture.
We will enjoy the final sight of the mountains from Namche. When we will descend towards Lukla, we will get the longest suspension bridge and the blow of morning winds makes beautiful moves of prayer flags on the bridge. After that, we will pass through several beautiful villages, which shows the mountain lifestyle, gives the reflection of Tibetian Buddhism, and the sound of the Dudh Koshi river thanks us with a warm goodbye. We will arrive in Lukla at around late afternoon. We can do a shower and make ourselves fresh and enjoy the last day in the mountains. Overnight stay at Lukla with warm and comfortable accommodation.
Our trek comes to an end today. As we take our early breakfast in Lukla and we will depart to the most extreme airport which lies nearby to our hotel. According to our flight schedule, we will get ready and leave the hotel. Enjoy the last glimpse of mountains and big hills from your window makes your final day in the mountains more cheerful. Enjoy the 35m scenic flight from Lukla to Namche and our guide will drop you to the hotel. Rest of the time, you can explore yourself. Overnight stays in Luxury hotel, Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
This first December, I was in Nepal for trekking in the Everest region. I was looking for Everest base camp trek but Luxury Holidays Nepal suggested to trek Everest base camp with Gokyo Lakes. They told me this route passes through Everest Base Camp and also took to Gokyo Lakes as well.
They provided one guide and one porter for that. in fact I had a private trek so I need not share the trip with others. The guide was so professional and experienced, he had provided lots of information and assisted very well. He introduced lots of peaks of the Everest region. The porter was also so strong and easily carried my bags. Both of them was osm funny, they even didn't make me bored, we had lots of entertainment and joy together all along the journey.
Thanks to Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd. for providing me such an incredible experience. I will definitely join you for my next trips and I also recommend everyone who wants to visit Nepal to join the Luxury Holidays Nepal.Published: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
We did Everest Gokyo Lake with Everest Base Camp trekking in the late November 2019 through Luxury Holiday Nepal, In every instance, from our initial communication in Australia to our pick up at the airport in Kathmandu, this leading LHN Company was extremely professional, thorough and considerate about providing us Luxury service during our trek. Our guide Ram Prasad Lamichhane was attentive and showed great patience we soldiered on. We get off the Everest Base Camp trail and meet great people doing different activities, Also experienced the amazing Gokyo lakes region and the weather was mesmerizing and offer the amazing view of Mt. Everest and finally, we back from Gokyo to Kathmandu. It was really enjoyable and amazing with their team. Loved it!! It was really GREAT time on Himalaya!!. I highly recommend to everybody to go to Everest Base Camp once in a lifetime with LHN.Published: Monday, December 2, 2019
Gokyo lake with Everest Base Camp trek was the best trekking experience in my entire life. The whole trek was outstanding with amazing views of mountains, lakes, beautiful landscapes, forests also pleasant weather. I had never experienced such a pleasant moment in my life earlier. In Everest Base camp I observe the stunning closeup view of the mountains and also I observe the way of living style of the people there and it was amazing moments there. Gokyo Lake was the most beautiful destination I felt. The scenery of the lake is magnificent with blue fresh water there. I had felt the living Heaven there as it was a really very beautiful place, I am in love with Gokyo Lake and surrounding. I will definitely visit this place again very soon. And I would like to suggest you guys visit this place because it is amazing.Published: Monday, November 11, 2019
Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal (LHN) for making my trip, the trip of a lifetime. The whole member of the LHN was really good and responsive to good perfection. All staff was good with all the qualified guides and porters with also good English and kind nature. Actually, they were all far better than the other staff and companies in my view. All everything which was provided for us such as accommodation, meals were really fine and the services which we got from the LHN were amazing and fabulous of all in case of a meal, hotel, facilities and all. Most importantly the trek to Gokyo lake and EBC was the best moment in which I could have ever imagine that it would have happened in my life. Actually, each moment of my whole trip was far better than my expectation and it is all because of the warm support and consideration of the LHN.Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The whole trek was wonderful and there were really impressing moments being in Nepal throughout the whole trek. Actually we had a fantastic successful trek and that had happened just because of the best team member of Luxury Holidays Nepal. According to my view and my experience I had found LHN the best among all the companies I had been previously. They are very much responsible and professional and do their each and every work in the favor of the client. They always make focus to satisfy the guest. This is why I’m telling is because we were fully satisfied with the work and services of Luxury Holidays Nepal. Luxury Holidays Nepal is the best.Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The name of the trekking package itself seems to be the most beautiful experience. So that we adopt the package to EBC via Gokyo lake to make our holidays outstanding and really memorable. The whole trek was rewarding in all ways during the trek. It was a really stunning moment when we reach the most beautiful place Everest Base Camp. Actually, every moment during this trek was a really memorable one and for this, I would really like to thank the management team of LHN for such perfect management of all the things such as guide, accommodation, foods, transportation and all.
Thank you so much, guys.Published: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Being in Nepal was really amazing and it is the best memorable moment of my life. Trekking to the Everest Base camp and Gokyo lake was a dream come true for me. It had been my planning from long ago for the trek to the Gokyo lake and Everest base camp and finally, I visit Nepal this year. It was a very awesome experience when I reach that place which was my dream to be there. All the trip to my dream was outstanding with the perfect management by the team of Luxury Holidays Nepal and also the best guide provided for me. Overall my trip was mind-blowing with great experience there. Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for such perfect support and management for my whole trip.Published: Friday, October 4, 2019
Our trip to Gokyo lake and Everest base camp was the best trip of my life. We find Nepal the best destination and we fell in love with it. We will again visit Nepal to another classical trek, it’s really beautiful. Guide Ram is a fantastic man with always smiles on the face. He was full of eager to make us know about each and everything we observe every place where we were traveling too. He was a really cool frank guy with full of knowledge and ideas. He was focused on a very smooth and perfect trek. More important thing was, we had completed our trip with the amazing and helpful porter who had helped to carry our bags all the way to EBC. The wow! Moment of our whole trip was the stunning view of Gokyo lake. To make the next memorable moments in our life we will definitely come again and join the team of LHN. Thank You so much, Guys.Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
We just flew out to Nepal with 10 friends and completed the event of trekking Everest Base Camp as well as Gokyo Lake with Luxury Holiday Nepal and their Team. The Guidance and assistance provided by the Guide of LHN were excellent and we found it very friendly and kind in a good manner. The hotel rooms in Kathmandu were quite peaceful and luxurious. We did the trek with LHN and were guided by Ram Prasad and felt that he gave it the extra effort and support to complete our trek. The scenery of Gokyo Lake and people, culture, villages were wonderful and start out every morning surrounded by blue sky with amazing mountain views of the Himalayas was breath-taking. The tea houses we stayed in were comfortable as the food was varied and plentiful. We were really impressed with their style and how they operate. We definitely recommend Luxury Holiday Nepal. We will certainly return. Thank you!!!Published: Saturday, September 7, 2019
My girlfriend and I trek Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp with LHN in September of 2018. Resham at the office is very responsive to all of our questions and concerns about any detail of our trip. My guide Ram was amazing!! I highly recommend him! He is very professional and knowledgeable about all aspects of the trek! I was impressed with the services that were provided to me. The food was good, the lodges were comfortable. Everest Base camp provided me with such a beautiful and mesmerizing view each day. LHN did everything possible to make my trek an incredible one. Thanks for the wonderful trip and adventure. Definitely would recommend it to others in the future!!!Published: Monday, September 2, 2019
Everest Trekking is my dream so last November I visited Nepal for Trekking in Everest Region. In conversation with luxury Holidays Nepal, I told them that I need more amazing places during Everest Trekking then they suggested to me Gokyo lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek. I had no idea about Gokyo Lakes before reaching that place but I really surprised with its beauties when I enter the Gokyo valley. I found Gokyo Lakes is really hidden beauties of the Everest region. Peoples told that it is also holy lakes too. The route to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo lakes was really tough but I didn't need to worry because I had I professional and skilled guide and strong porter. The helped me out a whole journey. Hotels, rooms, meals, transportation, and other services all were very nice and qualitative as they committed with me.
I really appreciate the effort that Luxury Holidays Nepal and their team were done for my convenience. Their all effort is 5/ 5 rating. I recommend everyone for visiting Nepal and choosing Luxury Holidays Nepal as their travel partner. Thank You Luxury Holidays Nepal!Published: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Last December, l completed my dream of trekking to Everest base camp and dive at least once in the Gokyo lakes. that was my lifetime best memories which I will never forget. The trial was so adventurous and thrilling. The views were so beautiful. After reaching Everest Base camp I realized how wonderful the Himalayan world is.
I was guided with the assistance of a professional and experienced Guide who was licensed for guiding in the Everest region. I had also support from one strong Sherpa porter. Both of them helped me all along the route. The services and facilities of Luxury holidays Nepal was really qualitative which crossed mine expects. Thank you Luxury holidays Nepal for being with me to achieve my dream Thank you so much !.Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Gokyo Lakes and Everest base camp trek is the most precious moment of Nepal that I will never forget. I have done and been doing lots of trekking around the world but that trekking in the Everest region is best I have done yet.
The route was so amazing where the giant views of gigantic mount Everest and other neighboring sky-touching peaks were all one way with us. We also visited several Sherpa villages and tried their traditional foods. Their traditional costumes are so nice and unique. Not so luxurious but hotel as compared to that high altitude and remoteness due to geographically challenging places were better and pretty nice too.
My trek was more memorable and enjoyable because of the efforts and arrangements of the luxury holidays Nepal Pvt. ltd and its team. They planned everything very well. Guide, porter, and equipment all were very good. They crossed my expectation in the trip arrangement. Thank you luxury holidays Nepal for adding more color in my Everest trekking memories.Published: Monday, December 3, 2018
The Gokyo and Gokyo Ri is a fairly challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking that goes into the country's most elevated mountain. So travelers require more energy and the trip is actually tiring which includes 5-8 hrs. (approx.) of walking per day on the rocky edges. It doesn't require previous experience, but you must be physically healthy and better if you do regular exercise. If you love walking at high altitudes, then this trip is for you.
Food on the way (Journey):
Your breakfast is included in Kathmandu. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trial in the local lodge.
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you Hotel Holy Himalaya or Arushi Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu and Guesthouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have an electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group with the lodge which is locally available every day (In some places rooms cannot be booked in advance). If you want the luxury accommodation of 4/5 stars in Kathmandu then contact us for cost detail.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private luxury vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing tours and flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.
Tourist Visa Fee Details
Updated Tourist Visa Fees
15 Days (Multiple Entry)
30 Days (Multiple Entry)
90 Days (Multiple Entry)
Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)
USD 3 per day
Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)
Additional USD 25
Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)
Late fee USD 5 per day
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Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected]
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATMs in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
We advise you to visit your doctor at least 60 days earlier before beginning your journey to Everest Base Camp. Altitude sickness (AMS) is the main health issue. You may feel mild altitude sickness like nausea, lethargy, and headache but they will get less in a couple of days or. To be protected from (AMS) you can take Diamox pills or you can consult the doctor and use medicine as referred and purchase them from Kathmandu. For your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for (AMS) and other basic medicine, but we suggest you carry your own medicine. We recommend you take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by a serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)
Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like the Annapurna trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is from USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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1. Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have extra days then you may even engage yourself in optional activities that can be arranged by Luxury Holidays Nepal upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.
In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitations. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you with accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of a flight delay/cancellation after finishing the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transportation, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
2. During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, which are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what the best alternative is taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.
Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp trek is one challenging but high rewarding trekking route in Everest Region. It is the combined trekking experience of Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. This package is for those who seek more thrill and adventure with numerous best destinations for Everest trekking.
If you make Gokyo lakes and Everest base camp trek, it is gone for 16 days, however, Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek take only 14 days. Duration includes the arrival, Kathmandu sightseeing tour, and departure.
In the Gokyo Valley, there are 6 Major freshwater lakes. the views of those lakes from the Gokyo Ri are so supernatural like a fantasy.
Comparing Everest Basecamp Trek and Gokyo Valley Trek is the foolish work of the nonsense people. Both are different from various perspectives. Although both routes are in the Everest region, the rewards and wonders are unique and distinctive.
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