Frolic Adventure has great experience of 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 of Tanganyika (Tanzania). Everyone has reached the final destination (Gokyo Ri- 5360M.) without any 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 day of the trek by flying to Lukla and trekking about 3 hours to Phakding. It was perfect weather for the flight to Lukla. We flew as regular schedule and trekked to Phakding. Everyone was happy to be in such a cool place and they were 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. We had one spare day at Namche for the acclimatization as most of the trekkers have. We hiked to Everest View Hotel for the acclimatization and to see the view. The weather was very nice and clear so we saw all the nice high mountains of the Everest region. After spending 2 nights at Namche Bazaar, we kept continuing our trekking to the next destination with another beautiful day and the scenery.
While walking on the trail, there were some Himalayan Tahrs were welcoming from the side of the walking trail to the students. When we entered the forest on the way to dole after having Lunch at Mong, There are some ice climbing spots with a huge amount of ice. Students were breaking those ices and playing while they were walking. They were forgetting 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 was making the trip worthy.
From Dole, the next 2 days of the trek to the final destination were shorter because we were preventing 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 all were happy because all of us 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 loved the food. We spend 2 nights at Gokyo and then trek back by following the same way which we had trekked on the way upwards. Everybody was happy and feeling comfortable descending. We had again nice weather to fly back to Kathmandu and got the regular flight on time.
After the mountain section, the city part had 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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