Frolic Adventure had a great experience organizing the Trekking Tour to Gokyo Valley in the Everest region for the student group in March 2018. There were 10 students and 3 teachers from an International School in Tanganyika (Tanzania). Everyone reached the final destination (Gokyo Ri- 5360M.) without a problem. We had an oxygen cylinder with us for the group for the emergency, but no one needed to use it. Frolic Adventure, congrats to all of the students, and teachers, and we are thankful to all for the great support and being as a family.
Gokyo Valley Trek with Students
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We started our first trek day by flying to Lukla and trekking about 3 hours to Phakding. It was perfect weather for the flight to Lukla. We flew on a regular schedule and trekked to Phakding. Everyone was happy to be in such a cool place and excited to see the scenic Everest Himalayan range. When we were trekking to Namche on the second day, it was snowing for about an hour, but the students were happy cause they were having a good time feeling the snow. As most of the trekkers have, we had one extra day at Namche for acclimatization. We hiked to Everest View Hotel for acclimatization and to see the view. The weather was amicable and straightforward, so we saw all the lovely high mountains of the Everest region. After spending two nights at Namche Bazaar, we continued trekking to the next destination with another beautiful day and the scenery.
While walking on the trail, some Himalayan Tahrs welcomed the students from the side of the trail. When we entered the forest on the way to Dole after having Lunch at Mong, There were some ice climbing spots with big ice. Students were breaking the ice and playing while they were walking. They forget all the difficulties of walking by playing with ice. On this day, we crossed the tree line and reached the open area. The mountains were becoming closer to us, and the supportive weather made the trip worthwhile.
From Dole, the next two days of the trek to the final destination were shorter because we prevented the altitude problem. When we reached the first Lake among the five lakes of Gokyo Valley, we saw some mergansers (Himalayan Ducks) on the Lake, and they were singing their sound to make our trip memorable.
When we reached Gokyo, we were all happy because we all made it. We still had one more challenge, which was Gokyo Ri. Students loved the place in Gokyo because the rooms were warm, the dining room was warm with a nice view of the lake, and they loved the food. We spent two nights at Gokyo and then trekked back, following the same way we had trekked on the way upwards. Everybody was happy and feeling comfortable descending. We had lovely weather again to fly back to Kathmandu and got the regular flight on time.
After the mountain section, the city part started. After a full day of rest at the Hotel in Kathmandu, the next morning we visited one of the world heritage sites of Nepal (Monkey Temple) and gave a free day to the students for the final shopping in Thamel. On the last evening of the group in Kathmandu, we celebrated our successful trekking trip with cake and a certificate of achievement.
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