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Gokyo Ri Trek – Trip to Tranquil lakes and majestic Himalayas

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Gokyo Ri Trekking is an ultimate trekking package to explore the massive mountain peaks, glaciers and the beautiful lakes of Everest Region. The beauty of Himalayas is spell-bounding. Once you enter in this region you will be stunned with the view of the Great Himalayas – also known as the crown of the world. Gokyo Ri trekking can be the best option for the trekkers who can conquer the high altitudes, walk over the rough trials and can handle the fairy cold climate which exist almost every day. The trial not only offers you the natural beauty but also the traditional and biological splendor.

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Starting with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, this trekking is of 15 days. From Lukla, we will start walking on the side of Dudh Koshi River and proceed to Phakding. The trial passes through beautiful waterfalls and some rivers. On the way, we pass some villages, where we can observe the living styles, culture and traditions of the people living in these regions. We will continue our journey to Namche Bazaar where we can spend a day and enjoy the scenic views of Namche Bazar. Continuing our trek, we will pass through Phortse village and Machhermo village which provide you the finest view of mountains. Similarly, on the way we can see the biggest glacier of Nepal- Ngozumba Glacier. After this, we will be at Gokyo valley with the spell bounding views of beautiful lakes and towering mountains. You can see a small settlement on the edge of third lake. Just above Gokyo, the snowy cones are seen glittering which includes world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest and Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu. Since the views are numerous, you can see the tremendous ice edges between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (7922m). This route can be a better option to enjoy the beauty of Mountain peaks, glaciers, beautiful lakes and moreover the view of Giokyo Valley.

Trek Itinerary Details:-

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,335m) and transfer to the hotel :

After you land at Tribhuwan International airport, you will be welcomed by our office representative. As he will be holding your name plate, it will be easy for you to recognize him. Then after, he will transfer you to the hotel. You can freshen up and have some walk around Thamel. At the evening our guide will give some briefing about our trek and routes. Overnight at hotel inclusive Breakfast.

Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley :

To make your trip more memorable, we will take you to have some sightseeing in the heritage sites of  Kathmandu valley. You will be visiting some historical and cultural places. Our program includes sightseeing around Swyambhunath stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Kathmandu durbar square. Swyambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa are famous Buddhist holy places whereas Pashupatinath temple is famous Hindu holy site. Similarly Kathmandu durbar square carries historical values. You can also have some shopping of Nepalese product. Overnight at hotel inclusive breakfast.

Day 03 : Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m) – 3 hrs walk :

After our breakfast, we will catch a flight for Lukla which is of 35 minutes. Your flight to Lukla will be memorable as it helps you to fly over beautiful mountains and hills. After reaching Lukla, you will have to trek to Phakding along the Dudh Khosi River. Phakding is a beautiful place with greenery landscape and can have the view of Kusum Kangararu from there. Overnight at guest house inclusive of full board meals.

Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) – 6 hrs walk :

We will trek through Himalayan pine and deodar forest following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it for many times to reach Namchebazaar. Namche Bazaar. On the way from Jhorsale, we will be entering in national park. Passing the place where Saturday bazar is organized and going through some villages, we will be at Namche Bazar. You can buy necessary materials in Namche Bazar. We will spend two days exploring lives in this area, shopping and for acclimatization. . Overnight at guest house inclusive of full board meals.

Day 05 : Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar :

As Namche is a cool place and the climate here is so unpredictable so, you should be physically and mentally prepared to face it. After breakfast we will move towards Everest view Hotel/Khumjung. We have to go above Namchebazaar and pass through Syangboche. From the top of hill above Syangboche you will get the splendid view of world highest peak Mount Everest(8,848m), including other peaks like Tangboche peak (6,367m), Lhotse (8414m), Amadublam (6,856m). After reaching to Khumjung you can visit school established by Hillary. We will start next trek after having lunch passing the foot path of Khimde. After having good time there we will get back to Namche. Overnight at guest house inclusive of full board meals.

Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,086m) – 6 hrs walk :

The trial is flat and easy in the beginning up to Kyangjuma which also provides you the panoramic views. But after that, the trial goes ups and downs to the valley through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests. The trek is found to be more enthusiasm when the rhododendron blooms and provides you its natural scent. In the summer, the Sherpas bring their herds of yaks to graze in these lands. The route passes through the settlements of Mong La (3880m), Tongba (3950m) and Gyele (3960m). We can have the view of Mt. Clolatse (6335m), Mt. Khumbila (5765m), Mt. Tawache (6542m) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) on the way to Dole. Enjoying the view of mountains and beautiful rhododendron, we will be at Dole. Overnight at lodge, on full board meals.

Day 07 : Dole to Machhermo (4,400m) 5 hrs walk :

After our breakfast, we will move for Machhermo. We will catch a descending trial which is mostly steeply as it goes through Juniper forest. We will pass Lopharma(4300m) and Luza(4360m) on the way. Little climbing, walking over the river and crossing a small pass, we will be at Machhermo. It is said that in 1974, Yeti killed three yaks and attacked a Sherpa woman in the valley of Machhermo. . Overnight at lodge, on full board meals.

Day 08 : Machhermo to Gokyo (4,750m) – 5 hrs walk :

Today we will head towards the land of lakes of Everest region i.e. Gokyo valley. The trek starts following a path to Pangka and enjoying the beauties on the way. Then we need to descend beside the river which follows down to Ngozumpa Glacier. And then after climbing steeply towards the direction of Ngozumba glacier where the Gokyo lakes valley starts and first lake is visible. Then we will see second lake, and crossing the path which goes across the glacier to Cho La (5420m). Then we will see third lake known as Didh Pokhari, and a settlement on its eastern shore. Going by the banks of the lakes, we will be at Gokyo. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

Day 09 : Rest day in Gokyo :

Today we will stay at the Gokyo valley, take rest and have some sightseeing around the valley. After having breakfast, we will set off to enjoy the beauty of the lakes of the valley. We will ascend to the Gokyo Ri for about 2 hours from where we can have the a panoramic view of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawache & a long huge looking of Ngozumpa glacier- the largest glacier of Nepal. After spending some time and capturing some moments, we will be back to hotel and then have luck and relax. . Overnight at lodge, on full board meals

Day 10 : Gokyo to Phortse (3,810m) – 6 hrs walk :

We fallow the same trail back about an hour. Before Phang route turns left to the Dudhkoshi where about two three tea house are available after cross the Dudhkoshi. It follows the river and sometime brings you higher trails than going up to Gokyo via Dole/Machhermo. It is just opposite trails which you could have seen during ascend for Gokyo. This route gives you a opportunities to see more beautiful scenery. Thus, leads us via Thare to Phortse village where we sleep for overnight on full board meals.

Day 11 : Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) – 2 hrs walk :

The trek today is found to be more enjoyable than the previous days. It is a short walk through Rhododendron forest, and we can see the wildlife like Musk deer, Pheasant {Nepali national bird}, mountain goats and many more. We have to walk steeply down to the Imja Khola and the trial goes up to Tyangboche. At Tyangboche, you can visit some monasteries and have view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and some others. You can get caf? where cakes and breads are available. . Overnight at lodge on full bard meals.

Day 12 : Trek to Namche bazaar – 5 hrs walk :

After having breakfast, we will start our journey to Namche Bazaar. The trial goes through rhododendron & pine forest where you can have fresh air. At forst, we will descend down to Phungi temple and climb to Kyangjuma. Today, we can also spend night at Khumjung or go further down to Jhorsalle. Overnight at lodge on full board meals.

Day 13 : Trek to Lukla – (2800m) 7 hrs walk :

Trek continuously back to Lukla along the Dudh Koshi river about 7 hours from Namche and overnight at Lukla with full board meals (Breakfast/Dinner/Lunch).

Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu :

After breakfast early in the morning heading to airport for scenic flight about 35 minutes to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel for overnight inclusive BB.

Day 15 : Departure to your own destination :

Today is your departure day, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and pray for your Safe journey.

Rates

Starting price US $1100.00 per person on the basis of 10 people in a group.

Private group tour cost US $1250:00 per person minimum of 2 people in a group

For individual or solo trekker cost US $1450.00

Note : Write us at info@glorioushimalaya.com to book this trip.

Our Service Includes:-

  • All the hotel and airport transfer.
    • Round airfares (Kathmandu- Lukla – Kathmandu)
    • An experienced trekking guide and supporting porters.
    • Full board meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    • 3 nights hotels accommodation in Kathmandu city at 3 star category hotel.
    • Twin sharing best lodges accommodation during the trek.
    • All the National park trekking permits and entry fees.
    • World heritage sites sightseeing in Kathmandu and all the entrance fees.
    • Company guarantees professional rescue services, in case of emergency.
    • Hiking pole, trekking route map and sleeping bag for the trek.
    • All the government and service charge included.
    • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance show.

Our Service Does Not Includes:-

  • International flights and Nepal entry visa.
    • Any alcoholic beverages and cold drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral bottle water.
    • Your personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls etc.
    • Tips to the trekking guide and porters.

Trip Information 

Typical day while on trek

Normally, we will walk 5/6 hours every day while on the trek which starts around 7:30am after hot breakfast. We will take a break for lunch between 12:00-1:00 pm, which may take about one and half hour. After our lunch we continue our trek to reach the today’s destination.

We supply dinner at 7:30 pm. Warm dining rooms are available for dinner.

Age Range and Type of groups 

Trekkers should be physically fit and mentally prepared to complete this trek. And travel insurance is required in case of emergency helicopter evacuation. Age between 12 years to 65 years old are accepted.

We arrange this trek for groups of family, friends, colleagues and couple, individual. Small group departure and private departure are available.

Sleeping and meals
2 nights double occupancy deluxe accommodation at three star hotel category in Kathmandu city which includes bed and breakfast.

Twin sharing accommodation at local lodges for overnight stay including full board meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with hot tea or coffee as per your choice everyday during the trek. Continental, Chinese, Nepali and Indian menu foods will be served.

Chance of flight hassle

Please note : sometimes the flight can be delayed or cancelled in the mountain regions of this type due to inclement weather and other unpredictable reasons beyond our control. Our guests are expected to be patient

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Everest Base Camp Trek : Lifetime Adventure in Himalayas

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Walking on the lap of the Great Himalayas with the crystal clear view of majestic mountains just in front of your eyes is possible only in the Everest Region. Everest base camp trek is the most awe inspiring popular trekking trail of Nepal in the world. It is one of the outstanding destinations for adventure trekkers and offers best opportunity to gain the Himalayan experience. It is designed to fulfill the dream of many trekkers of experiencing the historic route to base of the world’s highest mountain. The trek along the Everest Base Camp is not only a trek to the Everest Region but also a great opportunity to capture the incredible beauties of Khumbu region from the view point called Kalapathar (5,550m). You can have spectacular view of world’s highest mountain Mt Everest (8848m) along with other eights thousanders including Mt. Lhotse , Mt Makalu and Mt Cho Oyu from the Everest base camp but for the best view of these mountains you have to climb up little to Kalapathhar. Along with the mountain views, this trek also helps you to know about the living style of the world famous, successful and bravest climbers- The Sherpas. On the other hand, you can spend some time in Sagarmatha National Park watching the beautiful floras and faunas protected in the national park. The trek does not end up here; you can furthermore visit the local villages, many monasteries, enjoy the peculiar landscapes and the hospitality of Sherpas.

Trip Itinerary:-

Day 01 : Kathmandu arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day 02 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding.

Day 03 : Trek to Namche

Day 04 : Acclimatization day.

Day 05 : Trek to Tengboche.

Day 06 : Trek to Pheriche.

Day 07 : Exploration day.

Day 08 : Trek to Lobuche.

Day 09 : Trek to Everest Base Camp and overnight at Gorekhshpe.

Day 10 : Trek to Pheriche via Kalapatthar.

Day 11 : Trek to Namche.

Day 12 : Trek to Lukla.

Day 13 : Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 14 : Departure day.

The whole trip will lead by our expert Himalayan trekking guide of Glorious Himalaya Trekking Company.

Trip special features:-

  • Exciting mountain flights with eye-catching mountain views.
  • Adventurous lodge to lodge trek towards Mt. Everest Base Camp.
  • Incredible mountain views from Kala Patthar view point.
  • Beautiful sunrise view.
  • Explore Sherpa culture and their livelihood.
  • Hike to the classic Everest expedition route which was followed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa.

Typical Day

Normally, we will walk 5/6 hours every day while on the trek which starts around 7:30am after hot breakfast. We will take a break for lunch between 12:00-1:00 pm, which may take about one and half hour. After our lunch we continue our trek to reach the today’s destination.

We supply dinner at 7:30 pm. Warm dining rooms are available for dinner and serve fresh fruits after dinner every evening during the trek.

Age range, type of group

Trekkers should be physically fit and mentally prepared to complete this trek. And travel insurance is required in case of emergency helicopter evacuation. Age between 10 – 65 years olds are accepted. Kids or children should be accompanied by their parents.

We arrange this trek for groups of family, friends, colleagues and couple, individual. Small group departure and private departure are available.

Sleeping and meals
2 nights double occupancy accommodation at star hotel category in Kathmandu city which includes bed and breakfast.

Twin sharing accommodation at local lodges for overnight stay including full board meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with hot tea or coffee as per your choice everyday during the trek. Continental, Chinese, Nepali and Indian menu foods will be served.

Restrictions
No any restriction are on gender and smoking for this trek but we always suggest our guest don’t smoke while you are on high altitude treks in Nepal Himalayan region, if you don’t at least try to reduce.

Rates
Starting price USD 1000.00 per person on the basis of 10 people in a group.
Private group tour cost USD 1150:00 per person minimum of 2 people in a group
For individual or solo trekker cost USD 1450.00

Cost includes :-
– All the airport and hotel transfer as per the itinerary by tourist vehicle.
– 2 nights twin sharing hotel accommodation on B/B plan in Kathmandu.
– All the essential trekking permits such as National park fees, TIMS card fees etc.
– Both way Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu airfares including airport taxes.
– A highly experienced and knowledgeable English speaking trekking guide.
– Supporting porters to carry your luggage.
– All the trekking crews’ wages, meals, accommodations, insurance and equipments.
– First aid medical kit box.
– Full board meal every day while on the trek. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
– 11 nights twins sharing local lodges’ accommodations while on the trek.
– All the government taxes and office service charge.
– Farewell dinner party at typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance show.

Cost does not includes:-
– All your international airfares.
– Nepal visa which can be obtained at Nepal airport after your arrival.
– Any alcoholic beverages and personal expenses such as phone bill, laundry etc.
– Extra hotel nights in Kathmandu and Lukla if your flight cancel or postpone due to the bad weather in Lukla.
– Your travel insurance.
– Tips to the guide and porters.

For detail itineary and more infomration about this trek click here. If you have groups above 10 people and willing to do as a private trip contact us at info@glorioushimalaya.com

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Annapurna Sunrise Trek

With the view of enormous mountains being glittered by the light of rising sun in the early morning, Annapurna sunrise view trek, also known as Ghorepani Poonhill trek, is renowned as one of the best viewpoint all around the country. Starting from Pokhara city and ending at Ghandruk, this trek is of nine days. We will take about 45 minutes drive from Pokhara to Nayapul then our real trekking begins. After you start trekking from Nayapul, you start enjoying the natural beauties all along the way up to Poonhill. Going ups and downs on the way, the trail goes through beautiful forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron and many beautiful villages like Ghorepani, Poonhill, Tadapani, Ghandruk. You can witness many snowy mountain peaks including two eight thousanders: Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m). This route is found to be more adventurous as you have to climb up 3,000 steps in Ulleri which will help to test yourself and your stamina. After you reach our final point-Poonhill, the best view of sun rising just above the snowy mountains will surely make you stand still and keep watching until the sun leaves the mountains. With maximum altitude of 3,210 meters, it won’t be a difficult task to trek up to Poonhill and enjoy such a heart touching view. In spite of being low altitude trekking, this route offers you numerous of scenic views. So, this route can be one of the best to enjoy yourself out of your busy schedules for all travelers like students, families, solo or individual travelers, women and young trekkers. The best season to mix up with the real beauty of this route for trekking is from the mid of September to end of December and first week of March to mid of June. For more details click here.

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Upper Dolpo Trek in Nepal 

Behind the Himalayan Mountains surrounded by harsh weather conditions barren hills and isolated lands, there lays magical and majestic Dolpo. Dolpo might be a bit far, condition, and might be a little inhospitable. It might be windy, dry and it might be a laborious trek to reach there but the beauty of the place is mesmerizing.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Annapurna circuit trek is a popular classic trekking route among the global trekkers. It is also well knows as round Annapurna trek. It is an adventurous 160-230 Km hikes around the majestic Annapurna massif. Annapurna is located in the north-central part of Nepal. It has been preferred as the best long distance trek in the world. This trail is opened for foreign travelers since 1980s. The trek starts from a low altitude and it reaches a height of 5,416 meters at the Thorang La pass. Thorong La is the highest and challenging pass of the trek. This splendid pass is one of the best points on the face of earth to view the sublime beauty of the mighty Himalayas. The trek crosses two different river valleys encircling the Annapurna range. Annapurna Circuit Trek begins at Beshisahar in the Marshyangdi river valley and ends up in the Kali Gandaki gorge. It is the deepest gorge in the world. The trail passes along paddy fields, sub-tropical forest, amazing waterfalls, huge cliffs and several villages. Depending on the trekkers speed, length of the side trips and rest days taken , it usually takes 10 to 15 days to complete the journey. Lodges / Tea houses accommodation and hygienic meals are available along the trek.

It also provides an opportunity to introduce with different ethnic people, their culture and the way of their livelihood. Manang valley and Lower Mustang is influenced by Tibetan culture. Visitors will have magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Machhepuchhre (6,993m), Manalsu (8,156m), Gangapurna (7,455m) and Tilicho peak (7,134m) around the circuit. It has been the matter of joy for many visitors who aspire to walk in Annapurna region. After Thorong pass you will visit Muktinath. It is one of the famous temple of Hindus as well as Buddhist. It would be better if you have one more day visit to Marpha. It is famous for Apples in Nepal and beautiful village of the valley. Due to an increasing inflow of trekkers every year, the number of tea houses/lodges has been increased in Annapurna trekking region .

We recommend our visitors take the high trail from Pisang via Ghyaru and Ngawal to Manang for having magnificent views. Here, locals and their villages represent unique Tibetan culture and tradition. One night stay over can help you refresh your body and mind in the village. Moreover, we also suggest you to visit Tilicho Lake and Ice lake. Before the old route was started from the market town of Dhumre (Kathmandu to Pokhara highway) and ended in Pokhara. This old route took about 23 days to complete the trek. Nowadays, road is being constructed up to Chamje on the Marsyangdi river valley and all the way to Muktinath on the Kali Gandaki side. It means that out of the original 23 days the trekking days has been decreasing day by day.

For more details click here

Everest Chola Pass Trek

Cho La pass trekking is one of the most preferred exclusive trekking routes in the Everest region among the trekkers. Cho La pass is a summit pass at the altitude of 5,420m (17,782ft) in the Solukhumbu district- northern east of Nepal. This route not only includes the view of Everest base camp, but also covers other famous regions like Lukla, Namche Bazar, Tengboche; almost whole Solukhumbu district. It is unparallel scenic, cultural and an adventurous experience. Adventurous and exciting, this route can be great experience to capture the beauties of Dudh Koshi River, Gokyo valley, the grand Ngozumpa glacier- the biggest glacier of Nepal, Cho La pass and the heart winning scene from Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar. The route goes through many beautiful villages, monasteries, waterfalls and peculiar landscapes with the view of mountains on your side. To count more, you can visit Sagarmatha National Park enriched with beautiful animals like red panda, musk dear and many more. Reaching up to Everest Base Camp and little upper to Kalapatthar, you can have the finest view of mountain peaks glittering just little farther from you. The peaks include Mt. Everest (8848m) – worlds highest peak, Mt. Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Mt Cho Oyu. If the day is clear then you can also have the view of sun rising tearing the heights of these peaks. After enjoying the scenes, we will head to Gokyo Ri valley.

Visit Chola Pass Trekking page for itineary and more details.

Langtang Trekking

We did Langtang Gosainkunda trek in the month of December in 2016. We really had great views weather and pleasant temperature in the days and shivering cold at nights. Our trek was started from Kathmandu drive to Syabrubesi and then begin hikes to Kyanjin Gompa. We had breathtaking mountain views from Tserko ri view point from where we saw stunning views of Mount Lantang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Yubra, Yala peak and many more. Then after we visited famous holiy lake Gosainkunda. Gosainkunda lake is the sacred lake for Hundus and Buddhist people. Every year thousand of devotees visited this lake.

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