Everest-Gokyo Valley Explorer Trek provides a marvelous alternative to the Everest Region Treks described above. Either spring or early autumn are the ideal times to visit this area, because the weather is likely to be dry and sunny, drawing most trekkers to the more "classical" route to EBC.
The region is steeped in spirituality, and so along with the numerous traditional villages you will visit, the trek will also bring you to a number of gompas (monasteries), such as Tengboche, Pangboche, Namche, Khumjung and Khunde. Scheduules permitting, you may even be able to attend a Buddhist puja (prayer ceremony) at one or more of these gompas. In the spring, the rhododendrons will be in bloom, and in fall such wildlife as the Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and Himalayan danphe (the brilliant national bird of Nepal) may be encountered.
There will be no shortage of scenic excitement, however. This trek will also bring you through spectacular landscapes, culminating in the ascent to Gokyo-Ri (5483m). From this summit we will enjoy a view that many would consider the finest in the Himalaya, encompassing Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyo, among many others. Thus this two-week trek offers "the best of both worlds": the challenge and thrill of climbing a spectacular peak, along with the exploration of traditional Sherpa villages and Buddhist traditions.
Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla
The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.
You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$2500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.
Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available
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|December 12, 2018
December 25, 2018
|December 15, 2018
December 28, 2018
|December 18, 2018
December 31, 2018
|December 23, 2018
January 05, 2019
|December 27, 2018
January 09, 2019
|December 30, 2018
January 12, 2019