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Gokyo Salleri Trek

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Quick Inquiry
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Strenous
  • Max Elevation:6189 meters
  • Total Duration:18
  • Everest base camp and Island Peak :14 to 20 days.
  • Direction from Capital Kathmandu:East, 200 km
  • In / Out:Flight or Overland
  • Elevation Starts from:2100m
  • Destination:Gokyo Ri 5483 m
  • Itinerary type:Fixed / Customized
  • Geography:Countryside / Small town, Glaciers & cold places, Mountains
  • Special interest:Mountaineering, Cultural, Environmental education, Family travel, Nature cruises, Photography, single tour and senior tours, religious/ Spiritual
  • Departure Date:Any time throughout the year except June July

Gokyo valley trek is considered a customary trek. It offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks and the Ngo Zumpa Glacier which is the largest in Himalayas of Nepal. Mountains such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake. One of the most remarkable features is the panorama of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2,922 m) located in Khumbu region.

After a 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu landing at Lukla’s tiny airstrip, the adventure really begins. We spend the next few days trekking and interacting amongst the mountain people also known as Sherpa’s, we stay at local lodges and trek into the heartland of their villages.

Everything is organized in conjunction with local Sherpa guides. Along the trek, we will pass Buddhist monasteries with the views of Everest and other snow towering mountains getting closer by the day. We will have rest days in the villages of Namche bazaar that will allow us to explore the region and acclimatize, which is very important. After trekking to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m), we return at a leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day-01: Arrive Kathmandu , Transfer to the Hotel.
  • Day-02: Acclimatization day in Kathmandu and Sightseeing in your intended sights of Kathmandu valley.
  • Day-03: Kathmandu - Salleri(2360m) drive by private Jeep and spend night.
  • Day-04: Salleri – Ringmu(2730m) takes about 5 to 6 hours and spend night.
  • Day-05: Ringmu – Jubhing(1680m) it takes about 5 to 6 hours and overnight.
  • Day-06: Jubhing - Bupsa(2340m) takes about 4 to 5 hours.
  • Day-07: Bupsa – Paiya(2730m) and takes about 6 hours.
  • Day-08: Paiya – Surke(2290m) it is almost all the way gradual and down to the River and can’t enjoy a lot because of down Hill passes.
  • Day-09: Surke – Phakding(2736m) takes about 6 hours and spend night.
  • Day-10: Phakding - Namche Bazar (3446m) - 6½ hours.
  • Day-11: Namche Bazar, one-day rest for acclimatization.
  • Day-12: Namche Bazar – Dole(4200m) takes about 5 to 6 hours and spend overnight.
  • Day-13: Dole – Phanga(4450m) takes about 5 hours and spend overnight.
  • Day-14: Phanga – Gokyo(4790m) takes about 3 to 4 hours.
  • Day-15: Gokyo – Dole(4200m) it takes about 5 to 6 hours because of all the way down.
  • Day-16: Dole – Namche – 4 to 5 hrs.
  • Day-17: Namche –Lukal – 6 hours.
  • Day-18: Lukla – Kathmandu 30 minutes flight by domestic Airline and settle your night at Kathmandu Hotel.
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Detail Itinerary

Day-01: Arrive Kathmandu , Transfer to the Hotel.
Day-02: Acclimatization day in Kathmandu and Sightseeing in your intended sights of Kathmandu valley.
Day-03: Kathmandu - Salleri(2360m) drive by private Jeep and spend night.
It will be about 11 hours drive with wonderful landscape views and stopes several where for the wonderful pictures for your memories.
Day-04: Salleri – Ringmu(2730m) takes about 5 to 6 hours and spend night.
This is best gradual trekking day for you of  the first days of the trek. Almost unpaved road and several donkeys will block you and stinky trail also disturbing to frequently walk. Anyway, day will be easy day and wonderful to see really artistic views of the terraces.  Ringmu is the best village for the farming and you will see nice terraces and farming of Apples, pears and several vegetables on the farm.
Day-05: Ringmu – Jubhing(1680m) it takes about 5 to 6 hours and overnight.
It is big day of going down and bit climbing up to Hill to spend the night. Wonderful Dudhkoshi River banks views  and views of Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt, Kwang De La with several wonderful views from your trail. It is very local village trails and you will welcome by kids and people to see people of Himalayas.
Day-06: Jubhing - Bupsa(2340m) takes about 4 to 5 hours.
Today we will cross the biggest village Kharikhola where we can see great settlement of locals, Monastery, House built by wonderful walls with traditional types of architect. This is trade center for locals surrounding lower part of Khumbu region and will see more people in the town.
Day-07: Bupsa – Paiya(2730m) and takes about 6 hours.
It looks close distance to reach but there are several loops and round Hills has to pass. Gradual trails with forest and bit wet land and it might be sleeper and scary walk and takes time to reach to the destination. Anyway, it will be fun to see nice views and locals around.
Day-08: Paiya – Surke(2290m) it is almost all the way gradual and down to the River and can’t enjoy a lot because of down Hill passes.
We have to care for the walk because of some parts of trail is narrow and hard to pass donkeys and porters who are carrying loads on their backpack.
Day-09: Surke – Phakding(2736m) takes about 6 hours and spend night.
The trail leads through down part of Lukla, past hotels, shops and local houses to meet the intersection of the Lukla trail at Chheplung. From here the trail follows the Dudh Kosi north through the village of Ghat and then finally to Phakding where you should spend the night.
Day-10: Phakding - Namche Bazar (3446m) - 6½ hours.
From Phakding the trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi Valley, staying 100m above the river on it's West Bank. The trail leads to Jorsale (2810m) where you enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. From here you will continue on an ever-steeping trail to Namche Bazaar (3446m), known simply as Namche. En route you have to cross the spectacular suspension bridge high above the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and the Dudh Kosi, and shortly after glimpse first view of Everest, way off to the northeast. The trail to Namche is steep and long, but eventually, you will reach the remarkable Sherpa capital perched high on the hillside and dominated to the east by the immense bulk of Kwangde (6187m).
Day-11: Namche Bazar, one-day rest for acclimatization.
Acclimatization is important before trekking higher, and this is a scheduled stop, which will allow you to gradually become used to the effects of altitude - the lower pressure and the thinner air. You can spend the day by taking a side trip to Thami or Khumjung, by visiting the National Park Visitor Center on the hill above Namche or by simply resting and browsing in the shops in the town. Namche is a fascinating place simply to 'hang out' and take in the culture of the mountains, from the trading of visiting Tibetans to the stories of departing mountaineers.
Day-12: Namche Bazar – Dole(4200m) takes about 5 to 6 hours and spend overnight.
This much high altitude walk and we will be more concerned to see wonderful Mountains views all the time. You will have everywhere very high altitude Mountains and will forget all when always you have huge and tall Mountains views all over time. It is high altitude trek and hiking, we have to care for your drinks, sleep and energy storage also have to sleep well in the night.
Day-13: Dole – Phanga(4450m) takes about 5 hours and spend overnight.
It is the bit quiet and warmer landscape to spend the night before reaching Gokyo.
Day-14: Phanga – Gokyo(4790m) takes about 3 to 4 hours.
It is our last destination for the overnight camp and before getting dark we can hike up to Gokyo Ri to see wonderful Sunset views from the top. Or, you visit around beautiful Lakes around the valley and next early in the morning climb up to Gokyo top. It will decide when you reach there according to weather condition and your physical condition.
Day-15: Gokyo – Dole(4200m) it takes about 5 to 6 hours because of all the way down.
Of course because of gravity our speed will be much better than going up and more comfort.
Day-16: Dole – Namche – 4 to 5 hrs.
It is little short day rather than other days but, it will be the wonderful night in Namche with great hospitality your stay as relaxing. You will get the good hot shower, foods are wonderful with best rooms of the trip.
Day-17: Namche –Lukal – 6 hours.
Today is the last stay in the Mountain and we will celebrate the night with our crews. We have to reconfirm our fly back tickets in the airline’s counter and it will do after reached in Lukla.
Day-18: Lukla – Kathmandu 30 minutes flight by domestic Airline and settle your night at Kathmandu Hotel.
Note: Trekking itinerary can be changed as per the different situation and client’s interest. Also, we need to think for one more days as contingency day for Lukla airport if in case, whether bad then have to wait to get the flight on time.

Cost Includes

1. Service in Kathmandu

  • Kathmandu Airport picks up and drop.
  • Welcome Dinner with the final brief of the trip with your crews.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu city
  • 2 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu @ Tibet Guest House Thamel centrally located in the thin main town of Tourist www.tibetguesthouse.com

2.During the Trip

  •  Airport pick up and drop Local ground transportation in Kathmandu
  • 3 times, delicious/standard foods except for Alcoholic beverages, bottled, can soft drinks and desert during the treks.
  • Standard hotel/Guest house/Lodge accommodation as per possibilities will be provided during the trek.
  • Permit and conservation Fees.
  • All Local Taxes.
  • Our Sincere and fluent English speaking Guide service.
  • Kind and honest porter.
  • The salary for the guide & porter.
  • Food for guide & porter.
  • Accommodation for Guide & porter.
  • Insurance for guide & porter.

Cost Excludes

  • Foods in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic beverages and Bottled, canned, soft drinks and some essential things during the trek.
  • Needful clothes.
  • Sudden rescue Charge, If in case
  • (Maximum 6000 U.S Dollar Travel Insurance will be enough)
  • Clinical treatment and drugs.
  • Buying personal wanted materials, souvenir, gift etc.
  • Tipping for Guides and Porters after your trek

What to Bring for the trip? (Trekking Gears)

  • Pair trekking boots and waterproof
  • Pair lightweight trekking sandals
  • Pairs thin walking socks
  • Pairs lightweight trekking trousers must be windproof as well.
  • Pair shorts
  • Trekking shirts
  • Fleece jumper
  • Wind stopper
  • Set lightweight thermals
  • Down body warmer
  • North Face Waterproof Jacket (Preferably)
  • North Face Waterproof trousers (Preferably)
  • Four seasons down jacket ( Can be rented in Kathmandu )
  • Hat with ear covers
  • Neck warmer
  • Pairs ‘thinners’ gloves
  • Rucksack with hydration kit and belt bag
  • Personal wash kit (include fabric washing solution)
  • Leki Pole (Preferably)
  • Pack tissues and wet wipes and liquid detergent
  • Pair sunglasses
  • Camera and films
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • The sleeping bag can be -20 (4 seasons)
Above things are required for the normal trekker and if you have yourselves, you can bring and if do not have and want to buy and hire in Nepal, we have every equipment cheaper price than your country.

Program structure:

  • Arrival transfer to hotel,
  • Sightseeing in different ancient cities in Kathmandu by car.
We explore the Kathmandu valley by taking a guided look around Swayambhunath, the monkey temple, with its commanding views of Kathmandu, huge Stupas and synthesis of religions. We also visit the Hindu Pashupatinath on the banks of the holy Bagmati River with its saddhus and temple complex, and the huge stupa at Boudhanath which is surrounded by a lively Tibetan community with traditional Gompas and monasteries. In the late afternoon, we can sort out any equipment that you need to rent. During your staying in Nepal you can have chances to see many Hindus or Buddhist Temple around you with the local devotees on the in worshiping many gods and goddess. Flight booking conditions: Nepal 's Domestic airlines are always tight in major tourist destinations like Lukla, Jomsom, Phaplu, Dolpa and Jumla in peak tourist seasons. The passengers start to book their flight from June July, august for the autumn season treks, We feel sorry for your inconvenience, there is not any facilities to book the domestic flight from your home country except Royal Nepal Airlines just for Pokhara either, because most of the domestic airlines are operated by private sector who still do not have International flight connection due to the lack of agro plane. So that you have to book your flight through Travel Agency located in Nepal or by we kind of Trekking Crews. Any way I will book your flight as soon as you give me confirmation of your trip with me. Accommodation in hotel lodges Nepal 's Accommodation in Trekking areas are slowly moving to mini urbanization process. Wherever you go, the National Parks and Conservation Projects are working to enhance the living standard comparing to the clean and hygienic society. So everywhere you will see breaking the rocks to build the new buildings and cemented to make clean. You will find cottage types of lodges with separate and dormitory beds rooms in every shelters with improving toilets, hot shower and sun room with clean and wooden dinning table with the big metal chimney on the middle of Dinning Room to have the fire while in the evening burning fallen woods below 3500m. and the Yak Dung over 3500m. There have been many changes along popular trekking routes over the past few years, especially since the barrage of bestsellers about the 1996 Everest drama, which caused a renewed interest especially in the Solu Khumbu region. Since then many new lodges have been built along all trekking paths, offering a variety of amenities. Generally, the lodges in the trekking region are more basic. Rooms tend to be small, unheated wooden boxes with two beds, and only the more upscale versions offer electric lights fed by solar panels. Toilets are often squat-style wooden outhouses. Toilet paper is available for purchase everywhere. -3 times meals BF, LN, DN in same lodges everyday. All our meals will be at teahouses and, although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. However, the menus in all lodges offer a surprising variety of foods. Most lodge owners have learned about western food preferences and offer items such as pizza, lasagna, muesli, sandwiches and even burgers. If you wish, we provide you with an opportunity to watch a lodge kitchen in action, producing an enormous number and variety of meals on a single wood-burning stove. You will definitely gain an appreciation for the effort that goes into satisfying the appetites of tourists from all over the world. But keep in mind that a lot of the ingredients for such "exotic" foods have to be carried on porters’ backs, and the further you get from original food supplies, the higher the price tag will be on some of these items. We, Nepalese eat a meal of Dhal Bhaat (rice with lentil soup, curry and pickles) twice daily. The ingredients vary according to local and seasonal availability, but vegetarian options are the norm. Another cheap popular local dish is the ubiquitous instant noodle soup, enhanced by local vegetables, or meat or egg, depending on availability. Eating Nepali-style will provide you with a truly local experience, guarantees fresh ingredients everywhere, and rules out disappointments. Let’s face it: Lasagna Himalaya-style will not be the true Italian version you may be accustomed to. The Kitchens staffs you will find are trained for cooking, and guest relation, The foods will be served with according to the Lodge Management Committee approved Menu system providing Nepalese, Indian, Chinese and Continental western foods. Beers, Whisky western and Nepalese, Snickers, Mar Bars, Coca Cola, Mineral water, Cereals and many others essentials foods will be available in every lodges. And do not forget of Garlic and RARA noodles soups will make you smelly going up to avoid by high altitude sickness. For a quick fix: Tea is available everywhere and Nepali biscuits are cheap, delicious and provide a great energy boost for long uphill climbs. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. Staffs (Guides and Porter number of necessary) Normally, I use to organize Trekking trips as package base for everyone in Nepal Himalayas. It means, they are free from all kinds of dealing for the costs every day. They can explore with beautiful sceneries of Himalayas and natures every day with flexible itineraries & dynamic services. So many my previous clients they were so satisfied and enjoyed a lot with our Guiding performance and all kinds of logistic services during those trips. So, I am sending you my very reasonable package cost with some more options. I hope, you will understand we are working crews ourselves and we don’t need to pay commission and your payments goes direct we kind of Guides and Porters.

Fitness

This is fairly demanding trek and so you should be reasonably fit, or know that you can get fit quickly. It isn't possible nor necessary to get truly trekking fit before the trek. I trek a daily itinerary that suits loaded porter, who carrying 20 kg loads cover more distance that you might think, but not so much so as to finish you. Over the course of the first week you'll be amazed at how your fitness improves. You can even get exercise in your city before you come; swimming, small day hiking and physical fitness may help you to hike in Nepal Himalaya.

High Altitude Sickness

When trekking or climbing above 3000m/10,000ft it is important to take into account the effect of altitude on your body. The thinner air affects you in many ways and if you go high too fast you can kill yourself as we have seen on this year one of 53 years old Indian and 57 years Russian citizens from Pune and Moscow died suddenly in Namche as soon as they arrived.

AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness

Commonly called altitude sickness, this has the potential to affect all trekkers from 2500m and higher. Your body needs time to adjust to smaller quantities of oxygen in the air - at 5500m/18,044ft the air pressure is approximately half that of sea level, ie there is half the amount of oxygen (and nitrogen). This is approximately equivalent to the top of Gokyo Ri and Kalapather, in the Everest region. For treks below an altitude of about 3000m/10,000ft, it is not normally a problem. AMS is caused by going up high too fast and can be fatal if all the warning signals are ignored. Note that it is not the actual altitude, but the speed at which you reach higher altitudes which causes the problems. Altitude sickness is preventable. Go up slowly, giving your body enough time to adjust. These are the 'safe' rates for the majority of trekkers: spend 2-3 nights between 2000m/6562ft and 3000m/10,000ft before going higher. From 3000m sleep an average of 300m/1000ft higher each night with a rest day every 900-1000m/3000ft. ultimately it is up to you to recognize the symptoms, and only ascend if you are relatively symptom-free.

Rescue? if incase?

I trek with limited distance every day so that my every client can take advantage of being in the Himalaya, However, Some time suddenly or Just in case of your usual disease or other accidental causes may need you to get rescued from Himalaya. So at that duration you will be fully responsible to pay the Helicopter charges as soon as you arrive in Kathmandu by yourself or asking amount from your home country or with the response from related Embassy in Kathmandu, which will be paid back by your Insurance company in your country after claiming your paid in Nepal amount with the help of Doctors certificates, Airlines Certificates and other documents given from authorized Person like Guide, Local Govt. Member or People of related fields where you get sick. We are the authorized Trekking Guides and Porters Cooperative only one trekking company in Nepal which is registered in Nepal Government company, Nepal Tourism board and every single affiliate companies of Nepal trekking.

The Trail Conditions:

Straight, Up the hill, Downhill, Jig Jag with small rocky, pebbles, muddy, somewhere dusty, man-made stone steps, through the moss covered forests, Rocky glacier or If snows, snowy path crossing suspensions metal bridges and wooden bridges over the rivers and streams are the main features of Trekking trials of Nepal. So You should be mentally prepared to spread over your foot on this land. Do not need to be the worry, if you have already physical exercises and practices to the hiking would be easy. We have acclimatized days and it makes you so comfortable to do Nepal trek.

Electricity

Just in Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazar,Thame, Khumjung , Tengboche and Pangboche does have hydro -electricity, You can recharge your camera batteries just in those places. After that level you will need to sleep with candles and Solar battery lights just in the Dining Room during the dinner time and you can not recharge the batteries.

Water and Chances of getting sick:

However Nepal is second richest in the world for water after Brazil, The water here is just 0.3% of total water is pure. Because most of the rivers flow from the glacier and from top to bottom and hilly mountains. As you know people live on the mountain and the animals graze in the pastures and most of the manual flows together. On the other hand, you can buy the mineral water bottle but we feel very sorry to discourage you from not to buy, considering our Environment. But there is an idea, We can purify the water using some Iodine Pills or Purifying drops which can be available in drug stores in Kathmandu. We can use the water after nearly boiled which is safe.

Telephone and E-mail facilities during your Trek:

You can call or email at your home or friends from most of the times by now. Those destinations have telephone facilities for the moment. However, you have chances to send and receive e-mail from most of the places. Here are several internet cafe facilities via satellite and quite fast by now. So you do not need to worry about a communication gap with your family or friends during your trek.

Insurances of Guide and Porters.

We do our life insurance and Trekking insurance for the duration of 10 or 15 years from the reputed insurance company in Kathmandu, Nepal which covers our insurance for the duration of our trek as well. Well, I hope above details will be quite enough for you to understand for your upcoming trip to Nepal Trekking. If you agree with my proposal please do let me know your opinion. Please do feel free to contact me if you have found any error in my sending. Do not hesitate to ask me any question; I am here ready to answer your specific questions. I hope you will give me the opportunity to work with you if I am Lucky. I will be waiting for your reply. Please do feel free to ask me if you have found any error in my sending.

Our trip to Nepal such a memorable one

I am part of a group of 4 girls who coordinated with Jagat for our 'mini' version of the Annapurna Circuit in early September 2017. We wanted to do the circuit badly but did not have enough time. Jagat and his team came up with a customized itinerary for us to start the trek from Jagat and end at Jomsom which we then flew to Pokhara to take a bus back to Kathmandu. The whole itinerary was very flexible and day to day arrangements can be altered by just communicating with our guide, Gopi. He will come up with the best plan to accommodate our wants and needs. 

From the moment we landed at the airport in Kathmandu to the moment we flew out of Nepal, everything was extremely well taken care of by Jagat and his team. Our guide, Gopi and porters, Raju and Tej (whom we call Dada) were like family to us during the entire trek. They were always checking on us to see if we have enough to eat, enough drinking water or can we cope with the trek. They even offered to carry our day packs when they saw us struggling. In fact, I think at most times, if not all, our interests were placed above theirs. They will go all the way out just to help you if there is anything you need at all on the trek. 

I don't think we'll be able to find another more patient, caring, trustworthy and detailed team of guides and porters. It was our pleasure to be able to trek with them. They had made our trip to Nepal such a memorable one that all of us didn't want the trip to end. Thank you for the great hospitality. I really look forward to visiting and trekking in Nepal again.

I would readily recommend Jagat and his team to anyone planning to trek in Nepal.

Love from Malaysia,

WanLing  

WanLing ,
Malaysia

This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable.

I recently had the great pleasure of climbing Island Peak in the Khumbu, Nepal. Jagat Lama was a passionate and dependable resource for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. He was on the spot as far as preparation for the trip. This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable. Hiring a light and independent team allowed for a cost-effective, flexible and efficient way to climb in Nepal. His assistance was with me from the airport arrival through to departure. He took care of my every need and allowed me to focus on my goal of the summit of Island Peak. My climbing guide, his brother Lal, was competent, caring and successful. I left Nepal with new friendships. I readily endorse his services and would encourage anybody to go with the Independent Trekking Guides. They are honest, caring and willing to make your holiday the most memorable you have ever had. Please, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my experiences in Nepal.
Mark Lui,

It was my dream trip come true.
2010

I am 66 years old and have done a lot of hiking in the USA as well as climbing Mt. Fuji, Orizaba and Iztaacchuatl volcanoes in Mexico. We have hiked to the bottom and back of the Grand Canyon at least 25 times on most of the various trails to the bottom. For me, the crowning trek was to hike in the Himalayan range. We contacted Jagat Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal and signed up for our adventure to hike for two weeks with porters and guides. Our group of friends included three men and three women aged from 60 to 75. I'm sure this would be a daunting task for Jagat and his guides.

We all hiked from Lukla to Namche which was Bill's goal (he's the 75-year-old). One of the guides stayed with Bill, and we continued with the two outstanding guides, Chet and Chandra. These two guides did everything for us; got all of our bags from the porters and put in our rooms, took our menu selections to the cooks, and discussed the plans for the following day. The guides made allowances for some who were having some altitude adjustment issues and gave positive feedback to everyone. They were very patient with all of us and really tried hard to ensure we stayed healthy and happy. I can honestly say that these were two of the best guides weíve ever had. On our hikes, the guides had to work around some of us who liked to take pictures but needed to do some additional acclimation at higher altitude. As a result three of us were able to hike all the way to Mt. Everest base camp. It was like a moonscape. We met the Korean team that was going to climb Everest as soon as the weather looked better. The base camp is awesome with tents all over the place with prayer flags, and ice towers and rocks everywhere.

At 5:00 am we were going to climb Kalapathar (5545m.) When we went out it was snowing and foggy. The weather in the valley is usually clear in the morning, foggy in the afternoon, and big clouds in the later afternoon. Chandra said we should start for Kalapathar as he felt it would clear up - and sure enough, the snow stopped and the sun came out. We made it to the summit in snow and ice.

From this mountain, we took fantastic views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. We saw an avalanche and heard the cracking sounds coming from the Khumbu glacier. The valley we hiked was very interesting. It surpassed my expectations. I had no idea how many memorials there would be erected for the Everest climbers. It's a sight to see. There were many stupas and monasteries. There are many rock faces that have a Buddha painted or adorned with prayer flags and the rows of prayer wheels to spin. The landscape goes from lush vegetation to flower trees, to pine trees and then the tree line to tundra and almost a moonscape. The children were fun to play with and photograph. As we headed down the valley to Lukla, my wife became sick and we saw that she couldn't hike all the way down. Our great guides arranged for a horse for her to ride so we wouldn't miss our plane. At Lukla, I took my wife to a new, wonderful hospital where she was treated and given medicine. When we reached Kathmandu, there was a strike by the Maoist Communist Party that closed all of the businesses. Jagat again came to our rescue by getting a van and getting us to the airport. He, Chet and Chandra babysat us to make sure we got through the security hassle and on to the right plane. I can't imagine anyone doing anything more or better that Jagat, Chet, and Chandra could have done to make this a wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations. I recommend his services to you if you're planning to go anywhere in Nepal or Tibet. It was my dream trip come true.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Bob Hacken / Catherine L. Bordner,
HOOD RIVER, OREGON 97031 USA

Dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
May 2010

In April/May 2010 I was part of a group of nine individuals who used Jagat Lama to coordinate our trek to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. From taking care of obtaining our TIMS cards on the first day all the way through to seeing us off to the airport in Kathmandu when our trip was finished, Jagat took care of everything. Trust me when I say that there are a lot of details that need tending to in between the two above events. Jagat and his crew exceeded all expectations and made our trip stress free. This fact allows one to concentrate of the arduous task of getting to Base Camp while trusting Jagat and his crew to care of the daily details such as obtaining food and shelter. I highly recommend that you do as I did and have Jagat and his crew work with you to meet your Nepali dreams of trekking in the Himalaya.
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Tom Tracey,
Rose Valley, WA USA

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