Program Code: GA-NTA04
Duration: 16 days
Start point: Lukla
End point: Lukla
Starting elevation: 2860m
Apex elevation: 5483m
Mode of Travel: Flight/Land
When to go: Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)
Trek grading: Hard
Day 01: Flight to Katmandu (1310m/4298ft) and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding. (2610mtrs/8563ft). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft).
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar.
Day 05: Trek to Tengboche(3860m/12664ft). In the evening visit world famous Buddhist monastery.
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4,040m/13,251ft). Walking 5:30 hours
Day 07: Trek to Machermo (4,480m/14,246ft) walking 4:30 hours
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lakes (4,750m/15,580ft)
Day 09: Hiking upto Gokyo Ri (5483m/1983ft) and trek down to Gokyo lakes.
Day 10: Gokyo Trek to Phortse (3800m)
Day 11: Phortse Trek to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 12: Tengboche Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 13: Namche Bazaar Trek to Phakding (2610 m.)
Day 14: Phakding Trek to Lukla (2840 m.
Day 15: Lukla Fly back to Katmandu.
Day 16: Departure from Katmandu.
– Airport/Hotel/Airport pickup and drop by private car/van/bus.
– Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements,
– Everest National Park permits,
– Trekking Map of Everest region
– Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek,
– Nepali Cultural Program with dinner,
– An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
– Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
– Transportation by bus, car or by flight,
– Medical kit box
– TIMS (Trekkers Information Management Systems)
– Trekking Equipments
– All government tax
– All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
– All necessary transportation while sightseeing
– Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
– Your travel insurance,
– International flight and departure tax,
– Any expense of personal nature,
– Nepal entry visa fee,
– Any kinds of Bar bills,
– All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
– Rescue operation.
When trekking in Nepal Himalayas “Altitude related Problems” are the important factors to be considered because there is always a real danger of mild to serious problems related to altitude and it is important that trekkers understand that they will be affected to a greater or lesser extent when they ascend to altitudes over about 3000 meters. Altitude sickness, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and it means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevation above 3000 meters. The victim can develop severe symptoms very rapidly if the mild effects are ignored.
We advise our clients to remember the following suggestion when you are on trekking in the high altitude areas above 3000 meters. The following are the basic symptoms of the altitude sickness and to avoid such sickness we recommend few important points.
1. Basic Symptoms:
2. Medium Symptoms:
3. Serious Symptoms:
What to do about Altitude Sickness?
Altitude illness can be prevented by acclimatization; that is, by a graduate rate of ascent (not more than 400 – 500 meters), allowing sufficient rest at various intermediate altitudes. The dry air of the mountains tends to dehydrate you so an increased fluid intake is necessary. Try to drink at least four liters of water a day. On the trail you can drink hot garlic soup that will help you to some extent. When we reach to our destination it is better to make some hiking up to a bit higher point and come down to the camp or hotel. This is a really good way to get acclimatization. You may take Diamox 250mg tablets the night before flying / going to altitude. Sometimes the symptoms often disappear and the trek can be resumed.
If you feel obviously suffering from the serious symptoms of AMS then descent should not be delayed even if it means going down in dark. In such case, should an emergency situation arise, horse, or porter will be arranged; or we carry you and run to lower (descend) altitudes. There is communication facility at Namche Bazaar; Doctors at Khunde hospital in the Everest Area and HRA Clinics and in some trekking areas also have the Gamow Bag. The hospital or the clinic will take fees or charges for such services. We can arrange for immediate evacuation, by horse or helicopter, depending on the severity of the case.