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|Best Season||March to May & August to November|
|Trip Duration||13 Nights, 14 Days|
|Trip Difficulty||Medium to Hard|
|Accomodation||Hotels in cities & Lodges during the Trek|
|Max. Elevation||(5,357m/ 17,575ft)|
|Trekking Duration:||09 Days|
|Activity Per Day:||Approximately 4-6 hrs walking|
|Nature Of Trek||Lodge to Lodge Trekking|
|Distance:||Lukla-EBC-Lukla (100km /63 miles)|
|Trip Route:||Lukla - Namche- Dole- Gokyo Lake- Gokyo Ri|
|Attractions:||Namche Bazaar, Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri|
- Amazing view of mountains including the world’s highest one: Everest along with Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu
- Huge and colourful Rhododendron forest
- Mesmerizing beautiful and greenery landscape
- The unique and rich culture of the different indigenous group such as Sherpa
- The hospitality of Gokyo Valley and the view of Gokyo lakes
- Climbing Gokyo Ri to see the spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu.
- A city without a vehicle, Namche Bazar.
- Embarking trek from the most famed airport, Lukla Airport.
Gokyo Lake Trek or Gokyo Ri Trek is the most popular alternative trek to Everest Base Camp. Located in Khumjung Village Development Committee of Solukhumbu District- Province 1, this trek is one of the best trips for those who want fewer days in the mountains beside the traditional Everest Base Camp trek and also for the ones who have already conquered Everest Base Camp.
If you’re wondering about an astonishing and less strolled trek in the Khumbu Region. Then, it is definitely the trail you should hit. You have done Everest Base Camp and you’re willing to explore more at the moment, well it is the Gokyo Lake trek.
It is another amazing trek in the Khumbu Region which lies in the west. And offers a magnificent exploration of lakes, a high pass, and a terrific view of the snow-capped mountains of the world’s famous Everest Region. Those who have explored this pristine trail have mentioned it. The great and magnificent that comprises glaciers (Ngozumpa & Khumbu Glacier), several world’s highest peaks, settlements of Sherpas, and beautiful villages. And the weird and stunning transportation system of the mountain (Nak, yak, and mules). Certainly, this two weeks trek assures you the astounding scenery and on the other hand, it is less crowded.Continue Reading
Gokyo Lake (4,998 mt/16,400 ft), and Gokyo Ri (5,357 mt/17,575 ft) are the major attractions but the sight of snow-capped mountains will be along from the start. The trek path separates from a place known as Sansa which is 2 hours in distance from Namche Bazar. You will be able to find more than just Daal Bhat on the menu. And the lodges are less crowded compared to the Everest Base Camp trek.
You will be delighted with the view of Everest (8,848.86 mt/29,031 ft), Cho Oyu (8,201 mt/26,902 ft), Makalu (8,481 mt, 27,824 ft). And the placid Gokyo Lake (4,998 mt/16,400 ft) from Gokyo Ri (5,357 mt/15,575 ft). Gokyo Lake is the most magnificent destination. If your element is water then, it is more than butter on bread. The trail includes crossing several authentic sherpa villages, bridges, monasteries, Chhortens, lakes, and a fabulous walk in the mountains. And if you’re willing to go a step further then you can check our combined EBC and Gokyo trek.
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See for yourself if all that you have read and watched on the internet, about the tranquil beauty of Nepal and warm hospitality of Nepalese. After flying through the beautiful view of this trekkers’ paradise, you will meet our company representative at the airport. You must have an impatient heart for a breathtaking adventure. Get ready to experience Nepal up close and personal. But first, we will transfer you to your hotel.
If you have an early arrival, you may stroll around the hippest and happening area in Thamel, where you can find restaurants with varieties of cuisine to dine.
This first night in the country, have a well-rested night at Kathmandu before heading off to the mountains.
(You can dump the stuff you do not want during the trek at the hotel or our office store.)
An early morning breathtaking Himalayan flight to Lukla. After the flight of about 40 minutes, we will spend about an hour in Lukla and feel the drastic change in the weather from Kathmandu to there. This will help us to cope with the weather there and be ready for the real adventure.
Then, our porters will carry our belongings and we will start our trekking to Phakding for 3 to 4 hours. We can see many mountain ranges on our way including Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain that has never been climbed. After reaching Phakding, we can already find our luggage there.
Today we will trek for about 6 to 7 hours to Namche Bazaar, a place which is also known as the gateway to Everest. We will walk along the bank of Dudh Koshi River and reach Bengkar in around an hour. We can see the first view of Mt. Thamserku (6,623m), another local divinity. From Bengkar, the walk continues through a long suspension bridge, and then through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo. Soon thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Koshi River.
We reach Jorsale(2,740 m.), a small village that lies on the west side of the Dudh Koshi river, just north of Monjo and south of Namche Bazaar. Jorsale is also the last settlement before Namche, so after this village, there is a continuous tough walk of around 2 hours before we finally reach Namche.
To adjust to high altitude and to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness in the further trial, acclimatization is required. After trekking for two days, we will take a rest at Namche for a day. We will acclimatize ourselves in this largest Sherpa village of Nepal. First, we will visit Sagarmatha National Park and if the weather is clear we can see the first glimpse of Everest.
We will hike for two hours to Everest View Point and Khumjung Valley and also visit Sherpa Museum and explore Sherpa culture and the history of mountaineering. Have lunch in Khumjung Valley. Furthermore, we will also visit Syangboche Airport, which is the highest airport in Nepal. Rest of the day we can visit the town and go to cafes, shops, and restaurants.
Today we start our trek and climb upwards to Kyangjuma Village from where we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku, Katenga, and Ama Dablam. After an hour we will reach Khunde, where we can find a well-equipped hospital established by Sir Hillary’s Himalayan Trust. We will descend from there to reach Kyangjuma. Kyangjuma is a place that is the meeting point of four trails: the first leading up to Khumjung, the second to Phortse and Gokyo, the third to Tengboche, and the fourth to Namche.
Then, we trek for another 2 hours to reach Mong. Mong is a place said to be the birthplace of the patron saint of Khumbu and Lama Sanga Dorje, also called The Flying Lama. We can see beautiful Mountains like Taboche, Ama Dablam, Kangtega and Thamserku. We will take a rest for some time here and again walk for another 2 hours to reach Dole, where we will spend our night. There are few lodges here from where we can enjoy the view of Kangtega and Thamserku.
After having breakfast, we start our trek to Machhermo. Machhermo is the last major settlement before reaching Gokyo. We first reach Lopharma, a place that contains few tea houses and magnificent views of Cholatse on the East and Thamserku and Kangtega in the south. We trek for another 45 minutes to reach Luza.
Luza is just north of Dole and south of Machhermo. This place is also the viewpoint of 7 mountains above 6,000 meters. Here we will spend a short break and if interested you can take time for tea as well. We will continue our trek to reach Machhermo for over-night stay. Although it is only around 3 hours away from Dole, we will stay here as there are no further settlements before Gokyo and we will also have time for preparation for another long trek day.
Today, we will trek for around 5 to 6 hours to reach Gokyo valley. We will pass from side to side with Pangla through a gentle walk and later we will walk on the messy, risky moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier, one of the major glaciers in Nepal. Passing three lakes, the trail ends in Gokyo. After we cross an iron bridge over a stream the trail levels out and it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo. Here, we will get to witness the Lama’s footprints on a stone. The second lake is Taboche Tsho where we can take some time to admire Mother Nature at its best.
After observing the second lake, we will reach the third lake, Dudh Pokhari. Gokyo Valley stands by this third lake and Cho Oyu Mountain as the backdrop sets an amazing view here. We stay overnight here in Gokyo Valley.
Today is the main highlight of our trek. We will hike up to Gokyo Ri or Gokyo peak which will take about 3 to 4 hours. We walked uphill to see Gokyo lake from a bird’s eye view. After reaching the peak, we feel like we are surrounded by the ranges of the Himalayas. We can enjoy the view of Everest (8,848.86m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,485m), and Cho Oyu (8,188m) along with other peaks, Thamserku (6,623m), Kangtega (6,782m), Taboche (6,542m), Cholatse (6,440m), Nuptse (7,861m), Changtse (7,543m), and Pumori (7,161m).
After spending time there we will return back to the valley for an overnight stay. Today is the last day of our uphill trek as we will continue to move downwards to return from where we started.
Walking downwards and decreasing altitude is easier than walking uphill. Therefore, we can skip some places and reach the next destination in no time. Here, we will directly move towards Dole which will take us around 5 to 6 hours, skipping Machhermo where we stayed overnight in the reverse trek.
We can yet again enjoy the eye-appealing Himalayas and admire the beautiful villages that pass by. We will stop by Machhermo for lunch and spend some time there. Continuous walk for another 3 hours takes us to Dole.
We will continue our trek downwards to Monjo. Instead of Namche, we chose Monjo this time so that you can feel the hospitality of yet another village in the Everest Region. Walking side by side along the Dudh Koshi River and crossing the large suspension bridge above might as well back the memories of how we started. We will reach Monjo after they pass all the way through Jorsale.
Today is the last day of our trek and we will head towards Lukla to fly to Kathmandu the next day. We will trek towards the Hillary Suspension Bridge and along with the pass-through several local villages.
After reaching Phakding, we can take a rest there for some time. Then we will descend towards Lukla for an overnight stay there.
We will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla today. This flight sometimes may not be constant because of the difficult weather situations. So we have to wait for the perfect moment.
We can yet again enjoy the view of beautiful mountain ranges and peaks from the flight. If we reach Kathmandu early we will have plenty of time to rest for the whole day. Even if we reach late, there is nothing to worry about as we will have yet another day in Kathmandu for the whole day to rest.
Looking at your schedule you can plan your free day in Kathmandu. You can spend a productive day by engaging in outdoor activities like cycling, wall climbing, short hiking, or visit the UNESCO world heritage sites, etc. (Outdoor-activities-in-Kathmandu).
Later in the evening the all of us associated with this amazing trip will gather for a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant.
(If you don’t have time you can departure same day)
We will drop you at the airport according to your flight schedule.
Trekkers Paradise hopes to take you on another exciting trek soon !!
- All necessary airport arrival departure as per the itinerary.
- 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis on BB plan.
- Kathmandu Sightseeing by professional English-speaking tour guide.
- Private transportation for sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Tickets for clients and guide.
- 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in the itinerary.
- Boiled water during the trek.
- Five nights room with attached bathroom at Lukla, Phakding, Namche & Monjo (5 night), five nights at best available room at Dole, Machhermo, and Gokyo, etc (twin Sharing room)- 10 Night
- Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide and his salary.
- The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
- Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment.
- Sagarmatha National Entry Park Permit
- Trekking permit (TIMS)
- Farewell dinner.
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- All government and local taxes.
- Trekkers Paradise’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
- International airfare to/ from Nepal.
- Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days – $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Insurance covers, medical, emergency evacuation, loss, etc.
- Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
- Hot shower during the trekking.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
- Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
Sauraj Jhingan Pune, India
Everest Base Camp, Lobuche Peak & Island Peak Climbing !!!I used Trekkers Paradise to climb Island Peak in 2013, Lobuche in 2015 /2017, and Everest Base Camp trek multiple times. Throughout my trip to Nepal, I found this company to be trustworthy, responsible, and secure. The views of the highest mountains are just breathtaking from the summit of Lobuche & Island peak. The company provides experienced climbing guides, food, climbing equipment, trekking guide & porters. I anxiously await the next Himalayan expedition, which promises to be a trekkers' paradise and many more to come.
Stephan Hans Axel Stockholm, Sweden
Everest Base Camp Trek with Trekkers ParadiseI went to Everest Base Camp with Trekkers Paradise, We were 4 in groups, there was a 100% successful trek. This was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for us all and we could not have picked a better company than Trekkers Paradise. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly, he made sure we had enough time to rest and was instructing and encouraging us to drink more water and walk slowly but steadily. The entire trek was very well organized and the weather favored us as well. We got to see all the Himalayas that can be seen from the area.
The best physical condition is required to trek in Nepal’s high altitude. Without some pre-trek training or a good level of basic fitness, it can be hard. We suggest running, walking, hiking on the hill, and climbing stairs rather than elevators to prepare for the trek. Include swimming, rowing, and biking in your daily base training.
Basic further experience and strength required for Trekking
- One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
- One should be able to carry 8 kg themselves in a backpack for preparation.
- We suggest you run about 4/5 miles in the home for the preparation with some load on your back for 2 to 3 months to make your climbing much easier. Or use the treadmill for everyday running and walking.
- If you have an uphill location/mountain then once a week you should go hiking with a loaded bag pack on your back. If you do not have mountains and high hills then use stairs to go up/down than the elevator.
- Regular swimming, biking, and rowing are also good ways to maintain your physical strength.
- Fuel your body well with small but frequent healthy foods and drink plenty of water.
- Go through a trek grading and know what type of trekking is suitable for you. The treks are graded as easy, moderate, hard, and challenging treks.
- Go after what you want and what your physical capabilities will allow you to. Do not push too hard yourself. Trekking is not a competition. It is relaxing and rewarding.
- Walk at a pace you are most comfortable with. An assistant guide will be always walking at the back of the group so you don’t have to rush to catch up with the faster walkers at the front.
- Using trekking poles reduces the body and backpack’s weight on the legs and makes walking more easier on inclines.
- Invest in the comfortable full trekking boot with ankle support and a sturdy Vibram sole that suit your foot to avoid blisters.
Will someone come after my arrival to pick me up at the airport?
Yes, Trekkers Paradise representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Trekkers Paradise name card with your name on it. You will be moved to the pre-select Hotel after that.
Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.
What is the cost of the visa application process and Visa? Should we apply for a visa from our home country or will we get it at Nepalese Airport? Which documents are important that I should bring with me?
After landing, you can obtain a visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, furthermore, it will be easier if you are filling up the visa form online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present are $ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days, and $ 125 for a three-month visa on entry to Nepal.
You should bring the following essential documents on the trip:
- Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
- Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of the insurance paper to Trekkers Paradise before you start the trek.
- Flight Tickets.
- Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s bank, insurance, family contacts.
When is the best time to travel to Nepal?
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.
Do I need permits?
Yes, all foreign citizens require two permits for this trek. You require Sagarmatha National permit and a Local Government fee
Are there porters or yaks carrying the luggage or are we supposed to be carrying it alone?
Our porters, who are honest and experienced, will look after your luggage while on the trek. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like a camera, water bottle, sun cream, money, etc. Normally, we assign one porter to carry the luggage of two trekkers.
How long does it take to trek Gokyo Lake?
The trek can be completed within 08 to 10 days however the length of the trek depends on the weather, the trekker’s ability to walk, how long they take to acclimatize, whether they want to take side trips to famous places nearby like Everest Base Camp.
Is Gokyo Lake safe to trek?
The only potential hazard during the trek is the possibility of altitude sickness to reduce the chances of it we suggest a single day for acclimatization. You will also be guided by an experienced trekking guide and assisted by local porters, who are there to take care of you during your trek.
What are the facilities available in case of emergencies during the trek?
In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incise of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.
What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?
- Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one’s home
- Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
- Taking photographs inside most temples are considered illegal
- Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
- Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel
Are Trekkers Paradise’s staff insured?
Yes, all the staff of Trekkers Paradise including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.
We will meet you at the airport and pick you up:
We organized Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) airport pick up and drop service. Upon your arrival, you are welcomed and greeted at your arrival gate (Holding your name on the company pamphlet- Trekkers Paradise) by our representative member from a company, then transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. For departure transfer, we will come to pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the airport for your international flight.
Safety precaution for Gokyo Lake trek:
Aside from geographical protection, Trekkers Paradise has taken safety in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!
- Our guides have received extensive wilderness first-aid training.
- Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction are guaranteed.
- We’ll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the Trekkers Paradise team assisting you.
- Encouragement and inspiration can be a regular occurrence.
- Food and accommodation in the mountains would be rechecked for additional hygiene.
The meals during the trek:
Our trek takes us to high altitudes near the world’s highest point, which means your body will need enough starch, protein, and nutrition, as food is the body’s fuel for hiking on such massive Himalayan trails.
All the meals including breakfasts, lunch, and dinner are served during your stay in Kathmandu and the trekking journey. Usually, breakfast and dinner are served at the same hotel where we stay overnight and lunch is served en route to our destination during the trek.
The services are basic, with some of the popular western, Asian, or Nepalese menus being the most popular and consumed. The most popular and common menu items include the Dal-Bhat set, which consists of rice, lentils, and vegetables, as well as meat, rice, and noodle items, spaghetti, pasta, momo(dumplings), Tibetan bread, chapatti, local tsampa porridge, potatoes, sandwiches, macaroni dishes, pizza, Sherpa stew, steaks, vegetable curry and so forth. The Dessert Items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu as well during the trek.
However, you cannot compare them with the choices available in large cities. Usually, local agricultural products are used to prepare meals. Other ingredients are purchased from the market if they cannot grow at a particular elevation.
Breakfast and dinner orders are taken in advance to save time; breakfast orders are taken the night before and dinner orders are taken as soon as you arrive at the teahouse. Depending on your schedule for the day, your typical day will begin. Breakfast is served in your lodge each morning, after which you leave for the next stop. A guide will notify the next tea house or lodge of your arrival each day. Around noon, you’ll stop for lunch at any nearby lodge on the way. You will arrive at your destination shortly after lunch. You can unwind or explore the nearby attractions when you arrive. You will dine around 7 to 8 pm.
At high altitudes, we strongly advise drinking hot liquid drinks in addition to fresh vegetable foods and fruit drinks. Drink plenty of water, not all a once but regularly on a time intervals.
It is best to avoid smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol, non-vegetarian foods like meat, caffeine-containing foods, hot chocolate, and dairy and cheese products on high-altitude treks. These things increase the chances of getting altitude sickness and diarrhea.
Accommodation details during the Trek:
09 days Gokyo trek includes eleven nights’ lodge-to-lodge stay at a mountain and four nights in a Kathmandu hotel, where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in the Everest region. We provide five nights of rooms with attached bathrooms at Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, and Namche, and Five nights of standard rooms at Dole, Machhermo, and Gokyo (Basically twin Sharing rooms).
You can find some teahouses and lodges with good services on the trekking routes during your trekking days. But as you ascend higher they become more basic. Rooms are basic, almost every room consisting twin-bedded with two beds with a mattress, a pillow, and blankets. You can share a room with a fellow trekker with whom you feel at ease.
Although, each lodge has its own set of standards, please do not anticipate luxurious accommodations, particularly in the mountains. Most teahouses offer hot showers, boiled drinking water, extra blankets, charging stations, and WIFI for an additional fee. The price of teahouses is determined by the location and the facilities/services they offered.
Four nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is included in the package.
Passport and Visa:
All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended to the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport size photo.
The current cost of a visa for 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 (to be paid in cash) Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. Visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal.
Visa Extension Fee: Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.
Tipping is not included in the salaries of your guides, porters, or crew, but it is greatly appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tips are the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabada”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips the last day of the trek.
Booking and payment process:
Trekkers Paradise is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 221608/076/0677. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Trekkers Paradise trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.
Trekkers Paradise Crews:
During the Everest base camp trek, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/Sherpa’s to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two members will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 20 kgs. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tents with sleeping gear and we also provided them food and warm drinks.
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
- Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
- Rock climbing
- Conservation and biodiversity
Difficulties during Everest Base Camp Trek:
- The trekking trail to the Everest Base Camp gets filthy during Monsoon.
- Cancellations of flight following bad weather and heavy snowfall
- Altitude sickness like nausea, breathing difficulties, and headache becomes common
- High-tech facilities like Wi-fi and ATM gets exorbitant at high lands like Namche Bazar
- Peak season gives rise to insufficiency of guest house and lodge in Everest
- Accommodations are of economic with no luxurious items and extra facilities
Safe Drinking Water
The availability of drinking water is not an issue. Bottled mineral water is available in most places for purchase, but there is no provision to dispose of plastic bottles. We encourage guests to do what they can to protect the environment. We do not recommend purchasing single-use plastic bottles. You can buy or bring your own Nalgene bottles on the trek which makes the trail free from bottles and rubbish.
Filling your water bottles in tea houses is another option for getting drinking water. Several guesthouses have the Euro-guard filters water. Boiled filter water is also available in tea houses that are completely safe to drink but may be inexpensive for the duration of the trek.
River water is generally full of glaciers and sand and may be contaminated with animal urine and toilet run-off, so do not drink it. The tap water in the lodges is piped from high up, away from rivers and clean glaciers, so it is better, but it still must be treated.
Use iodine drops (3 per liter) locally known as Lugols solution, available at Thamel supermarkets in Kathmandu. The chlorine-based tablets are another choice, but they do transmit a taste to the water. Alternatively, you could purchase a Steripen, which uses UV to kill the bacteria but is a bit fragile to carry during the trek.
The best option is the water purification tablet Aquaprove, which uses cutting-edge technology. Most importantly, it works against all pathogens in impure water. It’s light, simple to use, has no taste, and is all-natural.
Waste Management during the trek
Leave No Traces, Only the Footprints! Pack out your own waste. We practice responsible eco-tourism and organize eco-friendly trips to support sustainable tourism.
The trekking trail in Nepal has suffered significant damage as a result of not having a strong policy of waste management. Act and travel responsibly. We prefer that all of our clients bring their trash and keep them in a container or bag, and dispose of it properly at a specific spot or dustbin.
How to avoid acute mountain sickness?
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the most deadly risk of trekking. Anyone can get a victim of this sickness when their body is exposed to a higher elevation in a short period of time and the body is unable to adapt to the changing atmospheric pressures. As you ascend higher, the oxygen and air pressure decrease. Our bodies are capable of handling the change, but they require time to gradually adapt. If it is not treated in time, it can be severe and result in death. You can take a few preventative measures to avoid it.
- Not to climb too high too fast.
- Climb slowly and attain the height gradually.
- Take it easy and climb at your own comfortable pace.
- Reduce your walking hours as you reach 2000 meters and walk slowly.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Get plenty of rest. If you feel like your body needs more rest, get it.
- Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
- Meditation and warm-up exercise each day before starting the trek.
- Allow an acclimatization day for every 1000m of elevation gain.
There are two more serious but less common severe forms of altitude sickness. Both have the potential to be fatal. You must descend immediately to receive medical care.
High-altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) causes the lungs to swell with excess fluid, which makes breathing difficult even when at rest. You experience extreme exhaustion, weakness, and perhaps a sense of suffocation. A dry cough, nose breathing, shortness of breath, fever, chest tightness, rapid heart rates, congestion, swelling, and fainting are the symptoms of HAPE. If HAPE is not promptly treated by lowering the altitude or using oxygen, it can be fatal.
High-altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is characterized by an accumulation of fluid on the brain that results in swelling. Confusion, poor coordination, and possibly violent behavior could occur. Hallucinations, loss of consciousness, fever and fatigue, photophobia, hypertension, coma, shortness of breath, and inability to walk are some more symptoms of HACE. HACE can result in death if it is not treated immediately.
The early signs of altitude sickness can be relieved by immediately descending. However, if you are experiencing severe acute mountain sickness symptoms, you should see a doctor.
The drug acetazolamide can ease heavy breathing and lessen the effects of altitude sickness. You may also be given the steroid Dexamethasone. But you are never recommended to take such drugs as far as possible until the situation is harsh.
Join Some Extra Activates:
- A unique Mountain Flight to Mt. Everest
- White water rafting on Nepal’s famous rivers
- A romantic overnight stay in a mountain resort
- A cultural show, with dinner
- A traditional Nepali Luxury Dinner
- The most spectacular Bungee Jump on the Planet
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