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Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)

Pass By: Himalayan Glacier Trekking - Private Day Tours, Amrit Marga Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
A Himalayan Glacier representative will pick us up after we land at the Tribhuwan International Airport. Afterwards, we will be dropped off at our hotel where we can take a rest. Later in the evening, we will have a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier which will introduce us to Nepalese cuisine.

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa

Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation

Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
We tour four UNESCO World Heritage Sites today. These include Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and another Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath). These heritage sites hold immense cultural, religious, architectural and historical value for the Nepalese people. Later we gather at Himalayan Glacier to get better acquainted with our travel plans and fellow trekkers. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft), trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3 - 4 hours

Pass By: Phakding, Phakding, Khumbu, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
We leave for Lukla on an early morning flight. It will be an adventurous ride as the Tenzing/Hillary airport is a steep airstrip that is actually hanging off the side of a mountain. After reaching Lukla, we meet the rest of our trekking staff and begin trekking to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): 5 - 6 hours

Pass By: Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
Our trail moves forward alongside the Dudh Koshi River. During the trek we cross several suspension bridges and pass several villages, monasteries and chortens. We can enjoy a good view of Mt. Thamserku from Benkar village. Our trekking permits will be checked at Monjo as we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. A descent and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through a river bed and we reach the Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we climb up towards Namche Bazaar, the magnificent sights of Kwangde Peak, Kusum peak, Kangaru peak, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains greet us. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 5: Namche Bazaar: acclimatization

Pass By: Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
Acclimatization is important for us to adjust to the gradual change in environment. It will also help us to prevent catching Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Today we hike to Khumjung villages, enjoy the Himalayan vista from Syangboche or tour the quaint streets of Namche Bazaar. We can also visit the Tourist Visitor Center where we can see a variety of things related to the first Everest ascenders and Sherpa culture. This visit will also get us acquainted with various plant and animal life of the Everest region. In Khumjung we can even visit a monastery that houses a yeti scalp! We also climb up to the airstrip above Syangboche and enjoy incredible views of Kongde, Thamserku and Khumbila mountains. We walk back to Namche Bazaar to spend the night.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810 m/ 12,496 ft): 5 - 6 hours

Pass By: Phortse, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
We leave Namche Bazaar on a trail with gradual ups and downs. On the way we are likely to spot Himalayan pheasants, musk deer and Himalayan Thars. We then begin descending to Kyanjuma. From Sansa, we follow the Gokyo trails and from Mong we get a glimpse of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila mountains. Our trail descends to Dudhkoshi Khola after which it is an uphill climb through rhododendron forests before reaching Phorse. From here we get good views of Tawache and Cholaste mountains. Overnight in Phorse.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 7: Phorse Village to Machhermo-(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 5 - 6 hours

Pass By: Machhermo, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
After crossing a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we are likely to come face to face with local wildlife like pheasants, mountain goats, and musk deer. Our trail passes through forests, waterfalls and bridges before reaching Dole. We climb on a steady trail through a scenic ridge with views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku mountains. We ascend from Luza village and walk above the Dudh Koshi River. We continue walking through small villages and sandy trails before reaching Machhermo. We can visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital for a lecture regarding altitude sickness, its precaution, and primary treatment. Overnight in Machhermo.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 8: Machharmo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 5 - 6 hours

Pass By: Gokyo, Gokyo, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
We ascend on a hill and enjoy views of the Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains. Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Phangga. We descend to the river bank before climbing up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier on a steep trail. We pass through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari before reaching Gokyo. On the trail next to the first lake, we see what is believed to be the footprints of a Lama (Buddhist priest). We explore Dudh Pokhari before calling it a night. Overnight in Gokyo.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 9: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft) and hike to fifth lakes: 5 - 6 hours

Pass By: Gokyo, Gokyo, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
We spend another day in Gokyo to acclimatize to the high altitude. If the weather is good, we climb Gokyo Ri today. From the top of Gokyo Ri we admire the Himalayan vista and the tranquil Gokyo lakes. We also hike to the fourth and the fifth Gokyo lakes. The 4th lake is only about 3km north of Gokyo. It is marked by high cliffs and Himalayan peaks rising above it. We continue to walking a little further and reach the 5th lake. A climb up a nearby hill will guarantee us remarkable views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. We can see a lot more from here - the spot is called Scoundrel's Viewpoint. From the northern part of the 5th lake we see the Cho Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa Glacier which is the biggest glacier the world. We walk back to Gokyo to spend the night.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 10: Gokyo to Dole: 3 - 4 hours

Pass By: Dole, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
We descend on a trail along the Dudh Koshi River and pass the first Gokyo lakes. On the way we also enjoy views of the Cholatse and Taboche peaks. Our trail descends before climbing a hill. After reaching the chorten at the edge, we see great views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We walk past Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages before reaching Dole. Overnight in Dole.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazaar: 4 - 5 hours

Pass By: Namche Bazaar, Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
We descend on a steep trail to Phortse Thanga admiring rhododendrons, wildflowers and waterfalls. We also come across mountain goats, musk deer, pheasants, etc. From Mong, we can admire a good view of Khumbila peak. On our way to Namche the view of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kangtega mountains are ours to admire. After walking for a while, we reach an intersection where the trail from Sanasa meets our trail. We walk on a trail that clings to a forested slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. After reaching Namche army camp hill, we look back to see Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche for one last time. About a kilometer from here is Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 8 hours

Pass By: Lukla, Lukla, Sagarmatha Zone, Eastern Region
We descend on a rocky trail and cross several suspension bridges before walking on a leveled trail. The air is warmer as we walk on the same trail to reach Lukla. Our trek in the mountain ends after we reach Lukla. We spend our time reminiscing about our time spent in the mountain. Overnight in Lukla.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu

Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
We fly back to Kathmandu on the earliest possible flight. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off to rest. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner to enjoy with our trek leader and a few Himalayan Glacier staff to mark the end of our trip in Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa

Day 14: Final departure

Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
A Himalayan Glacier representative will pick us up from our hotel and drop us off at the Tribhuwan International Airport three hours before our scheduled flight.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Himalayan Glacier's representative will be there at the airport holding the company's placard. He will pick you up and escort you to your designated hotel in a private comfortable vehicle.

Airports

  • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

10/18/2019 - 11/25/2019Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

12/2/2019 - 2/23/2020Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

3/1/2020 - 4/27/2020Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

5/1/2020 - 5/31/2020Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

6/1/2020 - 6/28/2020Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

9/4/2020 - 9/27/2020Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

10/2/2020 - 11/30/2020Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Tuesday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

12/4/2020 - 12/28/2020Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Wednesday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Thursday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Duration
14 days
Inclusions
  • 13x Breakfast
  • 12x Dinner
  • 10x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 13 nights
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We will be accommodated in Yatri Suites & Spa or Hotel Moonlight or Similar in Kathmandu. For the trek we will be using lodges or teahouses for accommodations. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 425.
  • We will be provided all meals during the trek while buffet-style breakfast will be made available in Kathmandu. Most lodges/teahouses in the mountains will serve Nepali, Indian, Tibetan and the more common continental dishes. While trekking we have breakfast and dinner from the lodge menu whereas lunch will be taken on route to the next destination. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.
  • You are likely to walk for 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but no real extremes of weather. Moderate trails entail reaching up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m. You will also be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen on some days and are therefore required to have a positive attitude and be physically fit. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.
  • We can do Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek during Autumn (Sept. to November) and Spring (March to May) seasons. During this time the sky is clear and the views are excellent. The weather is fit for trekking without rain. We can also enjoy lush vegetation on the lower regions of the trail particularly during the spring season.
  • Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required. Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Himalayan Glacier upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc. In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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So many thanks from Himalayan Glacier Trekking company Mr. Naryan and Vidya and Ashmita and other staffs to doing tracker best organizing very well . I had three tracking in Himalaya with H.Glacier and really satisfied with guide and porters special in my recent tracking to
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Responded Jul 10, 2019
Hello and Namaste! The Himalayan Glacier Team is glad and extremely delighted to hear from you. We are thankful to you for your recommendation and review. Mr. Babu and Aba, Ashmita, Mr. Narayan and Vidya are heartfuls to you for your beautiful words. We hope to assist your travel again in the near future. Beautiful wishes to you from the Himalayan Glacier Family.
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