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Gokyo Valley Trek
(without EBC & Kala Pattar)

This is a shortened version of our standard Gokyo Everest Trek without the extended trek to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. This trek is ideal as a 1st Everest trek or as a 2nd visit to the Everest region on a different trail from the standard EBC trek.

This trek explores the breath-taking but little-visited Gokyo valley which is located adajent of the Khumbu. Here, a hike to the high vantage point of Gokyo Ri (5350-m) will reward us with views of four of the eight highest mountains on earth - all in one panorama! From here, one can see more of Everest (8848-m) and the three other Himalayan giants - Cho Oyu (8153-m), Lhotse (8501-m) and Makalu (8463-m).

Our return trek will depart from the standard Gokyo trek as we will take the route back to Namche by crossing the Renjo La pass ( 5340m ) instead of backtracking the Gokyo valley trails. This makes the trek a much more exciting and challenging one.

These mountains are magical - and so are our encounters with the Sherpa people, the famous mountain dwellers of this Himalayan wonderland. As in the classic Everest Base Camp trek, the warmth and hospitality extended by the local inhabitants of this region, the Sherpas, will add a further dimension to our experience of Nepal.

See 360 degree panorama from the summit of Mount Everest at www.panoramas.dk

Highlights

  • Close views of 4 of the world’s highest mountains
  • Hike to Goyko Ri ( 5350m )
  • Crossing the Renjo La pass ( 5340m )
  • Getting to know the engaging Sherpa people, visiting active monasteries ( Tengboche 3870-m ) & trailside teahouses, & learning how Tibetan Buddhism influences every aspect of Sherpa life
  • Paced for maximum acclimatization & comfort with extra time for exploration

Included

  • Airport transfers and all local land transport arrangement
  • 2-way internal flight between Kathmandu & Lukla
  • Full accommodation arrangement ( 3* hotels in Thamel, and tea-houses during the trek ) with daily breakfasts
  • All meals during trek
  • National park / conservation area fees
  • English speaking guide together with local porters for carriage of clients' big packs
  • All expenses & insurance for guides and porters

Bonus Inclusions

  • Special Adventure Quests Nepal Trekking Guide (60-pages) on everything you need to know to prepare for a successful, enjoyable and most importantly, a safe trek
  • Complimentary progressive physical conditioning sessions with AQ trainer where you can pick up plenty of tips on hiking & gear usuage.
  • Super detailed briefing sessions on itinerary, gear, training etc.
  • Special discount of up to 30% for gear purchases at Adventure Gear Post

Excluded

  • 2-way international economy class return airfares between Singapore & Kathmandu & associated airport & other taxes
  • Nepal entry tourist visa
  • Meals (lunches & dinners) in Kathmandu
  • Tipping & gratuities to guide & porters
  • Personal travel insurance, pre-trip medical immunizations, and all expenses of a personal nature
  • All others not mentioned above
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Duration: 18 days

Dates

Maximum Altitude
The 5,350-m high Gokyo Ri

Grading:

Group Size Price
09 persons & more  
06 - 08 persons  
04 - 05 persons  
03 persons  
02 persons  
* based on teahouse trek arrangement



Day 1
Singapore - Kathmandu
Day 2 - 16
We begin our Everest journey with an unforgettable mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) where the trek begins. Along the way we'll pass through the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and the beautiful Tengboche monastery. Then we detour from the usual Everest trails into the Goyko Valley, a spectacular wilderness of vast glaciers and turquoise lakes. From Gokyo Ri (5,350m), the views are astounding. We then retrace our steps back to Namche by crossing the Renjo La (5340m) pass and descend down to Lukla for return flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 17 Kathmandu
Day 18 Singapore

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NOTE: If you are looking for a less taxing Everest trek, try the Everest Base Camp ( EBC ) Trek. If you're interested in exploring all three main valleys of the Everest region, the Ultimate Everest Trek ( GET ) may be the one for you.

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