Gaurishankar Trek

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 13 Days

Highest access: 4180m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Gaurishanker

Grade: Classic & Moderate

Best season: Feb-May & Sept-Dec

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Local Bus/private vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner including tea or coffee

  • Gauri Shanker
  • Gaurishankar Trek Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Gaurishankar is the world second highest peak of the Gaurishankar region, beyond Melungtse(7,181m). Name of the Gaurishanker comes from Snaskrit for the Goddess (Gauri) and her partner (Shyankar) indicating the holy regard to which is afforded by the peoples of Tibet and Nepal.

Mt. Gaurishankar is situated western edge of the Rolwaling Himal, around 100km 62m North-East of Kathmandu valley (It is nearly directly between Kathmandu and Mt. Everest and is visible from Kathmandu) . To the west of the peak situate at the valley of the Bhote Koshi and the western partition of the Rolwaling Himal. To the north lays at the Menlung Chu which isolates it from its sister peak of Menlungtse. To the south ridge lies in the Rolwaling Chu, which lead up to the Tesi Lapcha Pass, providing access to the region of Khumbu .
The mountain has two summits i.e. the northern (higher) and Southern summit thus they are called as Shankar (Shiva’s Manifestation) and Gauri (Partner of Shiva) respectively. Interestingly it rises above the Bhote Koshi only 5km away and is conserved on all sides by steep faces and long corn iced ridges.

Trip info:

  • Accommodations:

We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Katmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and need. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Being one of the paramount destination in the world Everest region collects lots of tourist in the world. so, there will always be better Lodge and facilities in Gaurishankar Trek.

  • Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Katmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the trek we get to eat from Continental and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc.

  • Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

  • Field Staffs:

we are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.       

  • Equipment’s:

We believe equipments does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglass, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipments which you most carry during the trek.

  • Clothing

Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

  • Outer layers

Down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties (buy these at Namche Bazar and they saves your feet.)  Great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping and for in the lodge. Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs).

  • Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

  • Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

  • Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season. 
  • Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest,  Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
  • Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Gaurishankar trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots.  

  • Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

  • Eco Friendly: 

We only leave foot prints! Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming.  

  • Helping Hand

Profit oriented is not only our priority! we have been helping some of ours very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward for interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us: Info@himalayanmagic treks.com They really need us, Support us to be their Helping Hand.

  • Note:

We have tailor-made program for Gaurishankar Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection. Flights in the Everest region are very dedicated even in the best season due to bad weather so we request our travelers to carry luggage for extra days in Katmandu or in Lukla.

Day 01
Arrive at Kathmandu. Welcome program by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer to hotel.
Day 02
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley overnight at  Hotel on Bed and Breakfast plan.
Day 03
Drive to Khari Dhunga. Overnight at camp( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 04
Trek to Chauri Kharka. Overnight at camp( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 05
Trek to Koori. Overnight at camp( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 06
Trek to Tare Bhir. Overnight at camp( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 07
Trek to Bigu Gomba. Overnight at camp( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) .
Day 08
Trek to Tin Sangla. Overnight at camp( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) .
Day 09
Rest day for local excursion. Overnight at camp( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) .
Day 10
Trek to Dolang Sha. Overnight at camp( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) .
Day 11
Trek to Barabise and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel on Bed and Breakfast plan..
Day 12
Free day in Kathmandu valley and evening farewell dinner in typical Nepali style overnight at hotel.
Day 13
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your Details to obtain a Quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport pick up & drop by private transport
  • Kathmandu/Khari Dhunga & Barabise/Kathmandu by bus
  • All ground Transportation
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Tea House ( Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • Accommodation in star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • High Experienced Government Licensed Guide and Necessary porter during the trek.
  • All Government local Taxes
  •  National park Fees
  • ( TIMS) Trekkers Information Management System
  •  First Aid kit and general equipment for Porter during the Adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking and extra services according to the guest per demand.
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Tour certificate
  • Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell diner with typical Nepali culture

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects. we Advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance.
  • Flights in the Everest region are very dedicated even in the best season due to bad weather and company is not responsible in this case,  we can process another alternative way out in extra cost.
  • Tips