Moon Sun Travels & Tours Pvt. Ltd.

 

Gokyo Trek

The Gokyo Peak (5480m) ascent is one of the highlights of this trek. We stay here to experience and enjoy the scenery which includes the splendid views of Everest (8848m), Makalu, Cho Oyo (8153m) and Lhotse (8511m) etc. The Renjo Pass route is off the usual beaten track.

This short route to Renjo La via Gokyo Ri enables trekkers who have a limited time to discover the most famous beauties of Nepal. It is set amongst breath-taking high mountain scenery and the route leads through the Khumbu. The trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements, we reach the Gokyo lakes.

This trek goes from Lukla to the valley of the awesome Ngozumba glacier, allowing enjoyment of the huge panorama of Gokyo Peak. It is not as snowy as the Everest Base Camp trek, but it allows you to appreciate the silent grandeur basic to the Himalayas.

Day 1
Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel by our Representative/Hotel
Day 2
Free Day in Kathmandu / City Tour
Day 3
Flight Kathmandu-Lukla. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2600m).
Day 4
Phakding-Jorsale (2805m)-Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Day 5
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Excursion to Khumjung is possible. hours and a camp is made at Nyaulikharka.
Day 6
Namche Bazaar-Phortse Thanga
Day 7
Phortse Thanga-Dole-Machhermo (4410m).
Day 8
Machhermo-Gokyo (4791m).
Day 9
Gokyo-Gokyo Peak (5483m) and back to Gokyo
Day 10
Gokyo-Gokyo Peak (5483m) and back to Gokyo.
Day 11
Return way down to Lukla
Day 12
Return way down to Lukla
Day 13
Return way down to Lukla
Day 14
Return way down to Lukla
Day 15
Return way down to Lukla
Day 16
Return way down to Lukla
Day 17
Flight Lukla-Kathmandu
Day 18
Free day in Kathmandu
Day 19
Transfer to airport for departure

Trip Cost: N/A

Cost Includes:
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car.

  • Three nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu at 3-4 stars level hotel on BB plan.

  • City guided tour in Kathmandu with expert guide and temple and museum and Buddhist monastery entry fee and private car.

  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking and Lunch while driving from Kathmandu to Syapru bensi and Syapru bensi to Kathmandu.

  • Local fresh fruits.

  • All accommodations during the trek

  • Trekking map.

  • Ground transportation by Bus from from Kathmandu to Syapru Bensi to Kathmandu.

  • An experienced government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.

  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter

  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).

  • Unique path's sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary.

  • Unique path's T- shirt.

  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits

  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.

  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)

  • All government taxes.

  • Fare well Dinner.

 
Cost Excludes:
  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu allow US$ 15 - US$ 20 per day.

  • Your Travel insurance.

  • International airfare and airport departure tax.

  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain visa upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu)

  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)

  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.

  • Personal trekking Equipments.

  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

Foot Wear:
Trekking boot : (one pairs), Thick socks ( 4 pairs)
Light socks ( 3 pairs)
Camp shoes (1 pair)
Sandals (1 pair)


Other Equipment:
Sleeping bag (4seasons) 1
Down jacket -1
Daypack – 1
Water bottle – 1
Sun cream
Sunglasses
Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.

Clothing:
Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers (1)
Fleece jacket or pullover ( 1)
Warm cotton trousers (2 pairs)
Shirts and T-shirts ( 4 pieces)
Lightweight cotton long pants ( 3 pairs)
Long under wear (2 pieces)
Short under wear (4 pieces)
Sun hat or scarf ( 1) Woolen hat (1)
Sunglasses (1)
Lightweight gloves (1)
Rain coat(1)
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof (1)

Optional:
Insect repellent, toilet articles, note book & pen, toilet roll, laundry soap, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit

MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY OUR CUSTOMERS :

 

How can I book this trip?
When you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process. For the details, please visit this page: http://www.moonsuntravel.com/booking_condition.php
 

      How can I enter in Nepal?   
 Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, Varanasi.
 

Can I do Gokyo  trek?
Gokyo trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.
 

What kind of accommodation I can have during the trip?
In Kathmandu, we do provide 3-4 stars hotel in Kathmandu and during the trekking, we provide you guest house which is called Tea house. Tea Houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route.

Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.
 

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

 

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.
 

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

 

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Moonsun Travel company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.
 

What is our daily routine while in trekking?
We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.
We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

We will have lunch about 11:30 am to 12 :30 am.
A typical day's hike usually ends in the early afternoon. Time to read or nap before dinner.

After dinner there is time to play cards, stargaze and reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day.

 

What about water - are they available at each teahouse?

I know we supposed to bring iodine tablets.Regarding about the water, we get mineral water, boiled water or filter water during the trekking. If you are going to bring iodine tablets, it would be great. necessary to take Malaria prevention medicine unless you will be visiting a Jungle Lodge.
 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
 

What type of insurance should I have? Can I get there?
Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

If you wish to arrange your travel insurance from our Company; we will arrange travel insurance for you.
 

What happens if there is an emergency?
All of our guides are trained in basic first aid and can deal with the basic ailments that may occur on trek. In the event of an emergency Moonsun Travel will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an event as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. In the more frequented regions there are health posts, which have been established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.
 

Are the Moonsun Travel & Tours Agency's staffs insured?
Our company insures all our trekking staff, including guide, cook, sherpa and porters are insured. Please, click here (We take pride in the fact that every single porter and guide employed by us is not only well paid but also protected by a life insurance policy. They are provided with warm clothing and proper shelter on all high altitude treks. All our treks benefit the village economics by using local services (manpower, produce, lodges and other services). We ensure that all our staff is well paid, insured and properly equipped).
 

Could you give us some information about the guide?
All of our guides are highly skilled professionals who have been selected based on their technical proficiency, proven safety records, careful judgment, patient and supportive teaching styles and great personalities. Our guides are trained by the Nepal Mountaineering Association, the Ministry of Tourism and at the High Altitude Medical Training Center. Our guides are very experienced in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes and since they are natives of Nepal, they easily acclimatize and therefore can better care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and can assist you with basic first aid treatment.
 

What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?
Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal. Nepal has also ATM facilities as well.
 

How safe traveling alone women with your company?
We ensure all safety and security for individual woman traveller while with us, we are more confidence for this issues, believe us. We have train our guides, the way our clients want. We give you personal room on lodge trek and personal tent for camping (tented camp) trek.
 

What happens if I need to leave the trip early?
Communication is sometimes difficult in the mountains. However our guides and local staff will make the necessary efforts to obtain the necessary transportation and reservations to get you home as quickly as possible if for any reason you need to depart early.
 

Does your company arrange domestic and international flight and other services?
We are Nepal based company. So we suggest you to arrange your destination International flight from your hometown. Domestic flight ticket is included in our packages tour.

Additional help will be provided for you different activities like river rafting, city guided tour, Mountain flight, jungle safari etc according to your requirements.
 

Does Moonsun Travel accept credit cards?
We accept American Express, Visa and Master cards. If you are paying in person in Nepal, we request that you pay in cash or Travelers cheques as the bank charges for credit cards are quite high.
 

What if I arrive early or depart late? Can you arrange extra night lodging? Is there a single room option?
We are happy to make arrangements such as personalized tours, extra hotels rooms, airport pick up and arrange for private rooms. Please indicate that you would like a private room on your application and we will contact you with information on single room supplement costs.
 

Can I bring some food from home?
You may bring power bars, Gu, Power Gel, cereal bars or similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.
 

Is it necessary to take precautions against Malaria?
It is not necessary to take Malaria prevention medicine.

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