Gokyo Lake Trek A Few Things You Must Know Before You Plan Any Trek in Nepal Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Valley

Gokyo Lake Trek

Are you interested to see the Beautiful Lakes of Himalayas?

“A rare opportunity to witness the wilderness of gigantic mountains along with the serene and tranquil, turquoise colored Gokyo Lakes! Gokyo Lake Trek takes you to some stunning locations in the Everest region of Nepal.

Climb up to Gokyo Ri which is probably one of the best viewpoint to applaud the glory of sky dominating mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt.  Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-oyu, etc. with the largest glacier in Nepalese Himalaya – Ngozumpa glacier! A scenic journey from Lukla in to the Sagarmatha national park to Gokyo lakes is surely a lifetime memory to be a part of!”

Are you ready to witness the charismatic beauty of Gokyo Lakes? Gokyo Lake Trek is one of the most beautiful journeys to the Everest region of Nepal. It not only allows you to applaud the glory of towering mountains, but offers an opportunity to be right in front of the azure, turquoise colored Gokyo lakes in the backdrop of stunning snow clad mountains which is nothing less than a natural paradise.

Gokyo Lake Trek is a super combo of mountains and high altitude fresh water lakes where you will be able to observe the mesmerizing beauty of the world’s highest freshwater lakes in their fascinating attire. The clear blue sky, shimmering white snow clad mountains and the static emerald lakes; who on the earth wouldn’t want to be a part of this adventurous journey that is full of adventure, exploration and divine natural beauty? So, refrain from the usual trekking trail to Everest and opt for a refreshing option of Everest Gokyo Lake and intensify your thoughts with the positive aura of mountains and freshwater lakes.

How to explore the Gokyo Lake Trek?

Nepal Intrepid Treks takes you to the Khumbu region of Nepal with a short but exhilarating flight to Lukla. We take a trail along the Dudhkoshi river, pass few villages and enter the Sagarmatha National Park. Sagarmatha National Park is enriched with unique species of floras and faunas that can be found only in the high altitude regions of Nepal. Everest Gokyo Lake Trek goes through the same trail of Everest Base Camp Trek till Namche.

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Amazing view of Gokyo Lake

From Namche, we take a trail to Dole. We pass Machhermo and hike to Gokyo Ri which offers splendid views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho-oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Ngozumpa glacier, Gokyo lakes and Gokyo valley. The beauty of Gokyo valley is beyond any words of description. The azure and serene glacier lakes of Gokyo in the backdrop of Himalayas will help you find peace within yourselves.

Why Gokyo Lake Trek?

Gokyo Lake Trek allows you to unleash the raw appeal of high mountains poised with the high altitude fresh water lake that gives a picturesque outlook. A hike to Gokyo Lake is an amazing opportunity to witness the outstanding beauty of stunning mountains, glaciers, lakes and wild mountainous terrain. The sight from Gokyo Ri brings your mind at peace. It is a kind of meditation that assembles your wandering thoughts and keeps your mind focus. Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is unique from other treks as it showers you with all the wild and pleasing fantasies that you long from the nature.

Highlights of Gokyo Lake Trek

  • The splendid beauty of Gokyo valley with the emerald colored Gokyo lakes embedded in it
  • Gokyo Ri – a perfect view point for outstanding views of mountains, glaciers and Gokyo lakes
  • Stunning views of world’s fifth and sixth highest mountain Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho-oyu with the world’s highest mountain – Mt. Everest accompanied by Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Lhotse
  • Explore the highlands of Everest region, vegetation along with the diverse floras and faunas preserved in the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Enjoy interaction with Sherpa people and their warm hospitality.

Nepal Intrepid Treks for Gokyo Lake Trek

If you are planning for Gokyo Lake Trek in Nepal, do not forget to remember Nepal Intrepid Treks as your reliable travel companion. We are here at your service anytime, anywhere. If you want a different travel option to Everest, we have other options like Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Mini Trek, Everest Luxury Trek, and Everest High Passes Trek at your pursuance.

Go through our website for the details! We are always ready to customize our trip as per your preference. So, if any queries regarding any kind of trip to Nepal, remember us at info@intrepidtreks.com.

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Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2850m) then trek to Phakding (2650m) – 3 hours
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche (3443m) – 6 hours
  • Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche and hike to Everest View Hotel (3880m) – 4/5 hours
  • Day 06: Trek to Dole (4110m) – 6 hours
  • Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4400m) – 5 hours
  • Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Valley(4750m) – 4/5 hours
  • Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m) and Rest day in Gokyo Valley – 6 hours
  • Day 10: Trek to Dole (4110m) – 5 hours
  • Day 11: Trek to Namche (3443m) – 6 hours
  • Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2850m) – 7 hours
  • Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Leisure day in Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Farewell

This 15 Day Gokyo Lake Trek Itinerary is designed to comfortably explore the region. You'll absolutely love this trek.

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Nepal Intrepid Treks will be your dedicated travel companion until you return to your home country. Once you arrive at Kathmandu airport, we will be there to pick you up and take you to your hotel. Accommodation for our valued customers includes room and breakfast in a three star hotel in Kathmandu.

Take in the impressions of Nepal as we drive you from the airport to your hotel. We will assist you with the check-in and provide you with further information regarding your Gokyo Lake Trek. You may then have a rest or stroll through the bustling, colorful streets and alleys of Kathmandu.

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Prepare for a day of immersion into the Nepalese culture, while visiting the most important landmarks of this fascinating city and its outskirts. Our experienced guide will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO heritage site which represents the political and historical values of Nepalese civilization.

We then proceed to Swayambhu Nath Temple, also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ thanks to its adorable colony of monkeys that run free. This temple is the symbol of harmony between Buddhists and Hindus.  At the top of the stupa you will have a splendid birds-eye view of Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings.

We continue to the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, a holy place for Hindu devotees. Especially interesting is the holy cremation area where preparations and daily cremation ceremonies take place. From here we return to the hotel.

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Today is the day your Everest Gokyo Lake Trek starts. From the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport you will take a flight to Lukla– a thrilling experience owning to the dramatic location of its airport. During the flight, you will get some stunning views of mountains arranged like a row of thorns. At Lukla airport, you will take your first step in the Khumbu region of Nepal, home to the highest peak in the world – Mt. Everest.

From Lukla, your guide will lead you along the trail, while passing countless prayer wheels, which you can spin clockwise to activate the mantra’s that are written on the scrolls.  Descending towards the Dudh Koshi River, and cross a suspension bridge. We then continue the path to Phakding – a small village and our stopping point for the day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Phakding (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).

Leaving Phakding, we follow the trail that weaves up and down through villages and gorgeous rhododendron forests. You will pass donkeys, yaks and Sherpas carrying tremendous loads on their backs, as there are no roads in the Himalayas.  We enter Sagarmatha National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site– and walk to the village of Jorsalle from where we follow the river. We cross two swinging bridges – one suspended on a higher level above the other, which makes for a fantastic photo opportunity – and pass the village of Monjo. From there, we walk uphill for roughly three hours along beautiful valleys, picturesque villages and ever-smiling and friendly inhabitants, until we reach Namche Bazaar.

Namche is a popular place in the Khumbu region. It used to be a trading capital during ancient times for its residents and Tibetan people. Even today it is still the most bustling town in the Khumbu region, with many colorful shops, an internet café, a Danish bakery and lovely places to stay. If you are looking for souvenirs or trekking gear, you will find it here. Namche is also known as the Gateway to Everest, as it is the only way to get to Everest Base Camp. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).

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The acclimatization process in Namche Bazaar involves either a short trek or a more relaxing day roaming around in the town of Namche. According to health experts, trekkers should always move around a little while relaxing, in order to acclimatize at this altitude. This is why we will take you on a short hike or you can walk around at your leisure in and around Namche. The atmosphere of fellow hikers in search of apple pie is hard to beat.

For the short day hike we can take you to the world’s highest placed hotel “The Everest View hotel”. From there you have spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Khangtega (or The Snow Saddle, unique in its geographical setting as it resembles the saddle of a horse rider), as well as panoramic views of other snowcapped mountains. There will still be plenty of time to visit the colorful town of Namche in the afternoon and find that apple pie (yes, we love it too!).Overnight stay at our guesthouse in Namche (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).

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After getting acclimatized we set off to Dole after early morning breakfast. The trail towards Dole is composition of uphill and downhill. It contemplates the trekkers with the majestic views of Mount Everest up close along with Mount Ama Dablam. The ups and downs in the trail gives our soul and body the ultimate challenge. The serene smell of pine forests and swift white river besides the trail makes the trekking tiredness to vanish. We will have the lunch on the way.

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We begin our walk by ascending through small bushes, conifers and rhododendrons to a lovely places on the way. The trail climbs past some magnificent view of Cho yu, Taboche, Cholatse, Kyajo Ri and many more mountains.

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Today we trek to Gokyo Valley which is our dream destination of our trek and lifetime. We will walk little up to the hill then follow the left flank of river. We will cross the small bridge then will reach the first lake which starts the Gokyo Valley. With the beautiful lake first, second and finally reach third lake which one is really mesmerising blue lake, attached with Gokyo village and in the north we can see the Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Gokyo (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).

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Today is the day that we are waiting from long days to see the massive Nepal Himalayas from your own eyes, from where we can see the World highest mountain Everest (8848m), Lothse (8516m), Makalu (8423m), Cho Oyu (8201m) and more than 100 mountain peaks. We will start early hike to the Gokyo Ri to see the beautiful sunrise on these mountains and from where we can see also the beautiful views of mountains, lakes, villages and Ngzumpa Glacier (which one is the longest glacier in the world) 4.5 km  long. After the sunrise we will back down to Gokyo Valley. After either breakfast or lunch we will explore beautiful 4th and 5th lakes from where we can see the north face of Mt. Everest. Overnight stay in Gokyo Valley. 

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After achieving our goal and experiencing the utmost beauty of the Gokyo Lake it’s time to retrace our steps. We return via the same path, enjoying the views of gorgeous mountains reaching up into the blue sky. Although the route back is the same, walking the trail in reverse will make it look different still. After all, the more you explore, the more you discover. We will stay overnight in Dole.

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We retrace our journey back to Namche. We cross the Dudhkoshi river and descend down through rhododendron forest to Namche. Overnight at a guesthouse in Namche (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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We continue our journey back to Phakding via the same path, and further still until we reach Lukla. The Dudh Koshi River, suspension bridge and the lush landscape are reverse flashbacks of the trail you took earlier on. Only this time you walk it with the knowledge that you are one of the fortunate people who reached Everest Base Camp. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Lukla. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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Today you bid a goodbye to the Khumbu region of Nepal. After so many highlights, such an exhilarating experience and so much beauty this region has showed you, you will take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. Upon your arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel in Kathmandu. The rest of the day is at your convenience, whether you want rest or just wander around. Overnight stay at the hotel (breakfast included).

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Spend this day at your leisure in or around Kathmandu. You can take one of our optional day trips, relax or roam around Kathmandu city. Perhaps go for a massage – you deserve it – or do some last-minute shopping. Take a leisurely lunch in one of the many tea gardens or dine on one of the rooftop terraces. Overnight stay at the hotel (breakfast included).

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After this wonderful adventure, it’s finally time to bid you a farewell. We will pick you up from the hotel and escort you to the airport for your journey home! We hope with all our hearts that we served you well and look forward to seeing you or your friends again someday.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • 4 nights Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) & accommodation during the trek.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep a record of tourist [This is for your safety].
  • Food, lodging,salary,insurance and other expenses of staffs.
  • All necessary paperwork.
  • Guided sightseeing tour including all entry fees.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, Porter( 2 pax for 1 porter) & (also a personal Sherpa on request).
  • T – shirt, Duffle bag, trekking map
  • Trip achievement certificate.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International air fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All cold drinks, water any beverage are not included on your trip price.
  • We provide such service with extra charge.
    (Note:– Our option excursion are culture trip, Festival trip, monastery meditation with Lama and Monks, Bird watching, Farming trip other things as per clients interest).
  • Trekking Equipment:
    (Note: – Clients them have to arrange personal trekking equipment such as- trekking pole).
  • Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package).
  • Others:
    1. Personal expenses such as phone calls, Internet, Laundry, Bar Bill and extra porters.
    2. Cost arising out of land slide, Road Blocked, Rescue of any form, Cancellation of flight or Reasons beyond our control.
    3. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.
You can choose your dates at the time of booking. Thanks!

April/May 2019 16-Day Trek to EBC

Had an extraordinary trek with Nepal Intrepid to Everest Base Camp. I got sick from the food in Kathmandu, and by day 4 I was too dehydrated and weak to continue. One of the guides stayed with me as my group continued so that I can rest. We eventually caught up with the group and made it to EBC! Such excellent and professional guides and porters!

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whysoscherious,

You Need This Team To Make It To The Top. 100% Mera Peak Summit Success Rate. Looked After From Day 1.

I owe our success in reaching the Mera Peak summit safely to our amazing guide Lal and his amazing team of porters! We were a team of four women and we had a 100% summit success rate.

Lal went above and beyond from Day 1 when I missed my connecting flight to Kathmandu from Guangzhou due to bad weather in China. I finally arrived in Kathmandu late at night, tired and stressed out about my bags since it did not make my flight. As soon as Lal found out that I made it to Kathmandu, he made it to the airport in a flash, waiting to pick me up and take me to the hotel with a warm smile and a big welcome - and this was really late at night! When my airline failed to get my bag in time for the trek, Lal organised my luggage to arrive in Lukla before I even made it to Lukla! My luggage had all my gear and summit clothing, without this luggage I could not have started the trek. It was a huge relief seeing my luggage and it was all thanks to Lal and his efficiency for getting my luggage in time. There would have been no other way.

This was my first time doing a multi day trek, let alone climbing a mountain, I was nervous but Lal made sure I enjoyed the trek and most importantly I was safe. Lal and his team made sure it was their priority to make sure we were well prepared, safe, looked after and most importantly we all make it to the top. Little things like telling us to slow down while ascending to make sure we don't get altitude sickness, while other groups sped in front of us and did not make the summit because they were sick, making sure we were all well fed so that we had all the energy to endure the full 13 days, giving us water when we ran out of our own and believing in us all added up to our successful summit! His porter team Bupendra and Tula Raj all took turns to lead the party and helped us to carry our gear.

Every morning we would wake up and see their smiley faces ready to start the day trekking, while they were getting ready to carry our 50kg bags in tough terrain. Without hesitation, Lal and his porter team always offered a hand when us ladies weren't comfortable going down a steep hill and believe me the passes were insane! They made the trip much more enjoyable and memorable as we all had our funny and scary moments together.

Summit day was unbelievably the hardest and craziest day of my life! One to remember for the rest of our lives but we couldn't have made it without his team, his positivity and his patience. It took us 6 hours to reach the summit and Lal was with us every step of the way - feeding us snacks, opening our water bottles so that we can drink, carried our back packs to putting our polarised sunglasses on our faces to protect us from the sun. His team absolutely went above and beyond! Making the summit was an epic experience and to do it with a team that we grew closely with, who supported and believed in us made the experience even more special.

Lal and his team were always looking out for us and I could not be more grateful. We were constantly surrounded by positive attitude the whole way up and the whole way down, even after our summit day.

Although, we successfully summited and made it to Lukla, Lal did not stop working. Leaving Lukla was such a mess and super stressful as I had an international flight to make. Lal was always alert, always on call to see if there was an available seat for me on any of the outgoing flights.

Lal is honest and professional and I would definitely choose Nepal Intrepid Treks again. What an incredible ascent. I will never forget this trip. Until then my friend!

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Tina N,
Sydney, Australia

Mera Peak 14 day hike & 100% Success Rate!

This was my first trip to Nepal, and thanks to Lal and his amazing team, climbing Mera Peak was an awesome experience. Our group of 4 had a 100% success rate, when a lot of other travelers we met along the way, did not make it to the top.

Nothing was a problem for Lal, we had lost luggage and bad weather delays – which meant he had to reschedule accommodation/flights several times for us. He was so gracious, professional, and incredibly helpful every step of the way (literally!). Both him and our two incredible porters, really made our trip, going above and beyond on so many occasions.

Summit day was tough, but the support of Lal and his team – helped us all get through and make it to the top!

Lal always made us feel safe, supported and that nothing was a problem – and there was always a smile on his face. I would absolutely recommend trekking with Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions, I’m so grateful for the experience, and can’t wait for my next adventure with Lal and his team.

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Lyn K,
Auckland Central, New Zealand

Patan historic and good adventure

Was such an awesome trip and loved getting to try local cuisine. Our guide Amit was very knowledgeable and showed us many spiritual sites which were really cool. A must do if in the Kathmandu area.

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melissabartonnn,

Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp 19days

Unreal experience! I opted for the longer trek as I wanted to see as much as possible in the time I had. I'm so glad I did.
My wonderful Guide Prem Karki and my assistant guide Lukpa were sensational! We laughed so much on the trek, with these 2 guiding us there was never a dull moment. Our success in reaching the Lakes and Everest Base Camp are purely down to their hard work and dedication. Plus I was lucky enough to meet another 6 legends who also opted for this unreal trek. We are now all the best of mates.
The trekking was hard at times and and some days were super easy. We had rain, snow, sunshine and everything in between. Each day we witnessed another insanely beautiful mountain and watched the landscape change the higher we went.
The Gokyo Lakes were stunning, I'm so glad we opted for this trek. The pictures attached are unfiltered!
Everest Base Camp was great! Such an amazing feeling to finally get there. We just sat and took it all in. Photos don't do it justice.
All the villages and places we stayed along the way were awesome! These tiny lodges and tea houses in the middle of the mountains were so cosy and the food is delicious. We met quite a few Sherpas who had summited Everest and we spoke to them at length about their expedition. Great bed time stories :)
Do yourself a favour and get on board this trek, you wont regret it!

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Jade C,
Orange, Australia

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo 925-1010/2019

Kamal, Tilak and Prince were our guide. They have done an excellent job in ensuring we had everything we needed - water, wifi, food and so on. They explained Nepalese culture and identified the peaks for us as we were asking for the names every day, it is one of the most precious thing about having the locals with us. The tour was a huge success and thank you guys and team for making it happen, it would not be the same without you. I had really enjoyed every moment on the trek. Highly recommend the agent and guides to anyone considering paying a visit to the beautiful Himalayas.

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olivieryiu,

Perfection EBC trekking

Professional risk control on EBC trekking. About airplane change the landing place on lukala or change the trekking schedule, your team also can find good guest house and restaurant.

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Iverroce Tu,

Wonderful experience

It was wonderful experience in my life. Our guide Kamal is professional, patient, and kindly. In this trekking journey still had some situation from uncontrollable mother nature. But this team also can control and change it perfectly. If you will come to Nepal to explore, don't miss Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions!

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Nora H,

Our Visit to Nepal

I dont know where to Start. There are barely any bad points to talk about. The service was exceptional and everbody was so polite and friendly. Everything was well organized. The places we used to rest and eat where always nice and clean. The employees and shepards where dedicated for their jobs and tried to accomplish our goals in the best way possible. I want to send my best wishes Lal, Ram, Tulla and Santos.

Best Regards
Luca & Ludovico

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Bahadir E,
Koenigswinter, Germany

Unforgettable solo trek in Nepal

I did the Mardi Himal trek with Nepal Intrepid Treks as a solo hiker in November 2019. I learned that I would be traveling in the region on business only a few weeks in advance, and after some research I reached out to Lal for help in customizing an add-on personal trip that worked for my tight schedule and my desire to do a beautiful and challenging trek in the iconic Annapurna region. Mardi Himal was the perfect trek:
- It offered epic views of Annapurna South and Fishtail nearly the entire time, getting closer and closer each day until High Camp and Base Camp when you’re right in between them and it feels like you can reach out and touch them!
- It offered a good balance of physically demanding sections and relatively easy sections, as well as spots to catch your breath, have some masala tea and take in the scenery.
- It offered great elevation gains, so that you can experience firsthand the way the environment, weather, and level of exertion changes as you climb higher and higher.
- The trekking camps were comfortable and the meals were very good. The people who ran the camps as well as the other guides and trekkers were lovely.

Lal put together my entire itinerary, including a couple nights in nice hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and a yoga class at a beautiful retreat outside Pokhara. He ensured that every detail was covered during my stay, and he was in touch throughout to make sure everything was going smoothly. As an experienced hiker and marathon runner we were able to shorten the trek to 5 days by combining some days for greater distance each day; this was great for me both for the level of difficulty I was seeking as well as my tight schedule. My guide Nisan and my porter Prabin were skilled, knowledgeable, professional, extremely helpful and attentive, and fun to be around (not to mention they were great sports about the fast pace).

I’m beyond thrilled with the experience and the service level of Nepal Intrepid Treks. I will definitely come back for a longer trek, and I recommend them to anyone seeking an unforgettable experience in the Himalayas. Thank you Lal, Nisan, Prabin, and the entire Intrepid team for being excellent guides in every sense of the word, going above and beyond to make my unique solo trip a success and a truly life-changing experience.

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dietrich325,
New York City, New York

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