Gauri Shankar Himal Trek
Trip duration: 18 Days
Grade: Moderate Grade Trek
Trek type: Teahouse Trek
Maximum Altitude: 3800m.
The Gauri Shankar Himal Trek is our 18 days holiday package offered to you. This drive in fly out trekking explores the remote and unusual trail in the Rolwaling region. The major highlights in the trek include the adventure trail towards Gauri Shankar (7134 m) Mountain and descend trek through various places up to Lukla exploring the scenic natural beauty and traditional culture of the local people especially the Sherpas. You will enjoy one day exciting sightseeing tour around Kathmandu before your actual trek begins. The stunning Himalayan flight from Lukla Airport to Kathmandu in the end will be your lifetime memorable time over the breathtaking Himalayas.
This Gauri Shankar Himal Trekking route is situated at the west of Khumbu region just around 100 km far from Kathmandu. Gauri Shankar Himal is the holy mountain of Hindu and named after god Shankar and goddess Gauri. It is a challenging trek and your prior trekking experience will be beneficial. This trek provides you the best opportunity to enjoy the spectacular and panoramic view of the Gaurishankar (7,145m.), Melungtse (7,181m.), Ramdung and Pharchamo and other mountains. The culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people in different settlements are the greatest advantage. Gauri Shankar Himal Trekking gives you the wilderness experience with exceptionally rich bio-diversity of this region.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Gauri Shankar Himal Trek is categorized under Moderate Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 3,800m/12,467ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Gauri Shankar Himal Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu international airport (TIA), transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu city and trek preparation.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dolakha Charikot.
Day 04: Trek from Charikot to Singuti
Day 05: Trek from Singuti to Jagat
Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Simigaon (2020m.)
Day 07: Trek from Simigaon to Doghang
Day 08: Trek from Doghang to Beding (3693m.)
Day 09:Trek from Beding to Na Gaon
Day 10:Rest day at Na Gaon
Day 11:Trek from Na Gaon to Chobuk
Day 12:Trek from Chobuk to Tashi Lapcha Phedi
Day 13:Trek from Tashi Lapcha Pass and trek to Theng Po
Day 14:Trek from Theng Po to Thame (3800m.)
Day 15:Trek from Thame to Namche bazaar
Day 16:Trek from Namche to Lukla (2840m.)
Day 17:Early morning flight to Kathmandu
Day 18: Shopping day or back to own destination.