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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

14 Days, 13 Nights

£ 799.99

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14 Days, 13 Nights

£ 799.99

Per Person
All Tour Prices Are Discounted When Booking with 2 Or More Registered GoKo Travellers!

About the tour

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a once in a lifetime experience and puts you up close and personal with Himalayan peaks standing above 7000 and 8000 meters. The Annapurna Base Camp trek isn't overly strenuous but requires strong physical fitness.
The trail is decorated with luscious green rolling hills, lively villages, scaling valleys and rhododendron forests. What's more,  you are also rewarded with panoramic views of giant Himalayan peaks including Annapurna massifs, Fishtail Peak and Dhaulagiri.

During Annapurna Base Camp Trek, trekkers get the opportunity to traverse through the villages inhabited by different communities such as Gurung and Magar, pass beautiful waterfalls, terraced farmlands, suspension bridges clad with prayer flags, witness romantic sunrises/ sunsets and majestic glaciers all before reaching Annapurna base camp.

Diversity in landscape, vegetation, culture, traditions and religion, all complement each other to make this trek one of the most popular in the world.

Tour Summary: The Need-To-Knows

Starting Location: Kathmandu
Finishing Location: Kathmandu
14 Days Accommodation
All Meals Included
All Transport Included
Tour suitable for - 18+ (age range)
Physical rating = 8/10
Best suited for - Those with above physical fitness
Starting Location: Kathmandu
Finishing Location: Kathmandu
14 Days Accommodation
All Meals Included
All Transport Included
Tour suitable for - 18+ (age range)
Physical rating = 8/10
Best suited for - Those with above physical fitness
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Tour Itinerary

Welcome to the great country of the Himalayan Kingdom: Nepal.

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the GoKo team will welcome you and assists in transferring you to your hotel in Kathmandu. After you spend a few hours relaxing and a getting refreshed, you will be invited to a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu city.

Here the trip briefing will also take place.  

You then will spend the night at your prearranged hotel.
Today, our tour leader will come to meet you at the hotel at 10.00 AM. 

Here you get a full briefing about the trip ahead and will be introduced to your guide, who will provide you with all the correct documents needed the trip. In the afternoon, you will be free to relax and grab any last bits of equipment you may have forgotten.

Our guide will meet you at your hotel at six o'clock in the evening then take you for a welcome dinner which will consist of a traditional Nepali culture show. After having dinner, we will drop you at the hotel where you will spend your second night.
Today you are heading to Pokhara. One of the most beautiful cities in Nepal and known for its touristy vibes. Our guide will come to pick up you at your hotel in Kathmandu, then take you to the tourist bus station. The bus journey about six to seven hours, and includes breakfast and lunch break. 

Once you arrived in Pokhara, our guide will drop you to the hotel before giving you a plan for the next day trip. Today you are free to have dinner on your own and do whatever you feel like doing.
Today is our first day of trekking. You will start about at eight o clock in the morning. Our guide will come to meet you at the hotel after breakfast.

Once ready and excited to go, you will get picked up and dropped off at Nayapul by private car  (one and half hour drive). Nayapul is our trekking starting point.


After half an hour walk, you will reach Birethanti. Here officials will check your trekking permits and the TIMS card (this will have already been done for you by our guides)

Today is an easy day compared to the days to come. It takes just about three hours to reach Tekhedhunga and you will pass several local villages and farmland.
Today is a bit more difficult than the first day, as you ascend over 1300m.

The first big climb consists of hiking up big steps to reach the top of the Ulleri. This is the most difficult part of today, but 100% worth the incredible mountain views of Annapurna South (7219m) at the top. From here-on-out, the trail becomes much easier and before you know it, you will have reached Banthanti.  

Finally, after about six hours of walking, you will reach Ghoprepani where you will spend the night.
Today is your most important day on this trip as you get to see the sunrise view from the Poon Hill at 3200m.

Today we will set off before light, with the aim of capturing the magnificent spectacle of the sun rising over the mountain-tops. Poon Hill boasts one of the best views in the world, with views of the whole Annapurna region, including Dhaulagiri (8367m).

After enjoying the views from the Poon Hill, you will drop down to the hotel, have your breakfast, then trek to Tadapani. It takes approximately five hours and then another hour to reach Chuile - which is yet another stunning Gurung village boasting spectacular views.
Today is onwards and upwards to Sinuwa.

Sinuwa is a very nice place surrounded by luscious green hills. The day will begin with us dropping down to the Chmorong Khola, crossing a suspension bridge, and ascending for about an hour to reach Gurjung village.

From Gurjung, we marsh (slowly) forward to Chhomrong Village - the biggest village in the Annapurna Base Camp circuit and acting as a gateway to your final destination.

Another two hours will pass before we lower into Sinuwa.

Overnight at Sinuwa.
Today you will trek to either Himalay or Deurali - It all depends on your pace.

If you feel strong and your body is adjusting to the altitude, you will be encouraged to continue through to Deurali. If not, you can stay at Himalay - no problem.

After Sinuwa the trail narrows, so it's important to remain careful while you walk. Today you will pass a number of famous towns including Bamboo and Dovan.

The walk to Himalay is about 6 hours, with an extra 1/2 on top if you wish to continue to Deurali. 
Today we will start a little bit earlier than usual, as the weather conditions tend to change after 10-11am. The mountain weather in the morning is always better so it will be easier to reach the Annapurna Base Camp earlier. Plus that way you can enjoy the mountain views of Annapurna One (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m) and Fishtail / Machhapuchre (6993m) before the clouds roll in. 

Today is the day you have all need waiting for - you have achieved your goals.


Tonight will be spent at Base Camp (4130m).
Rising early, we will capture the beautiful sunrise while eating breakfast.

Once satisfied, we will descend back down to Bamboo for the night.

This journey takes about five hours in total
Today is your last full night on the mountain.

After having your breakfast we will start oud trek back towards Chhomrong. Another hour will pass before reaching Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda is very popular and is famed for its natural hot springs.

In the evening our guide will take us to the hot springs where we can enjoy a warm, relaxing bath.

Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
This is your last day of trekking.

It takes about five, six-hour to reach Nayapul - so soak up the beautiful river views and country hills one last time.

Once you arrive at Nayapul you will jump in a car back to Pokhara.

This evening will get the chance to enjoy this incredible little city by yourself (and we will recommend the best bars for you have a celebratory drink in).
Drive back to Kathmandu via tourist bus with your guide.

Upon arrival, our manager will come to meet you at the hotel, where take will be taken out for the farewell dinner at a nice restaurant.

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Departure for home. Today our driver will drop you at the International Airport for the final departure if you wish. 

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Inclusions & Exclusions

  • All Ground transportation.
  • Two-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu - twin shared at tourist standard (Bed and Breakfast)
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek, including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorised by the government and the necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation and meals.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit etc.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
  • All required local and government tax.
  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meals except for Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.
Tour Details
Essential tour information


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Where it all begins:

Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins from Nayapul - a town near Pokhara, the Lake City of Nepal. This adventure premise of the Annapurna conservation area begins after trekkers explore the ancient heritage of Kathmandu and drive to Nayapul via Pokhara. You begin along the Modi River and steadily head to the village of Birethanti, the checkpoint before entering into the Annapurna conservation. Following the trail along the Bhurungdi River, you begin to walk through dense and lush rhododendron forests, impressive terraced farmlands and along stone staircases that lead through settlements of Lamdawali, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri. After passing many important villages and watching the breathtaking sunrise from Poonhill, you will navigate through the ups and downs of dense forest, villages and dusty roads until you reach Chhomrong - a large Gurung settlement and the gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp. The trek continues along the Modi River and through small settlements, waterfalls, caves, alpine vegetation, bamboo, orchid and fern forests, past avalanche chutes and rocky terrain to reach the base of Fishtail Mountain. Further ahead, trekkers climb past glacial moraines and huge rocks looked over by the soaring peaks to reach the ultimate destination of Annapurna Base Camp.

About the region:

From start to finish, the villages are dominated by Buddhist religious communities and Tibetian refugees - hence the lifestyle, culture, traditions, rituals, and other ensembles such as monasteries and chortens. It really does open your eyes to what is otherwise a lost community in our ever-changing world.


Fitness and other recommendations:

For those wanting to complete the highly popular Annapurna Camp Trek, trekkers need average physical fitness, strong mental endurance and ability to trek for around 5-6 hours on rough terrain. The best season for this trek is February to Mid-June and September to December. With a carefully designed itinerary, professional and quality service, it is without a doubt this will be an experience of a lifetime.


Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu  (1,300m/4160 ft)

Day 02:  Trek preparation

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820/2,6240ft), 5-6 hrs drive

Day 04: Trek to Tikhedhunga ((1,480m/4736ft), 1 hrs drive and 4 hrs walk

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,860m/9,152ft). 5-6 hrs walk

Day 06: Trek to Chuile (2400m/7680ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 07: Trek to Sinuwa (2,360m/7,552 ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 08: Trek to Himalaya (2920m/9344 ft), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13,216ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 10: Trek back to Bamboo (2310m/7392ft), 5hrs walk

Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,696 ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 12: Trek to Pokhara (820/2,624ft), 6-7 hrs walk & 2 hrs drive

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,160 ft), 5-6 hrs drive

Day 14: Departure  from Kathmandu


Other Essentials

>Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
> Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
>Passport (required) (With photocopies)
> Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
> Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

Before departing on your trek, make sure you have enough Nepalese currency to purchase extra meals and drinks during the trek. There are no ATM's so make sure you have enough and try to change all your  NPR1000 notes into smaller notes before the trek begins.

Conservative Dress:
> Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
> Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)

Final Notes: 
The best clothing for trekking is either wool or synthetic materials in layers, as this is quick-drying and can keep heat in better. We suggest a base-layer, then a mid-layer such as a light fleece jacket or similar, then a windproof and waterproof layer.



Weather conditions in the Himalayas can change rapidly and your designated tour leader may be forced to change the trip itinerary accordingly. Travellers need to be prepared for all weather conditions. For more information please read the "what to take" section of this trip notes. 

While our itineraries are designed to allow for adequate acclimatization you are likely to feel the effects of altitude sickness and oxygen deprivation whilst on this trek. Please be aware that your tour leader may deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, and arrange for you to descend to a lower altitude.

In the Himalayas weather can cancel or delay the scheduled flight(s) to/from Lukla airport. To be sure that you make your trek, or return from it, it may be necessary to make this flight by a chartered helicopter. Helicopters can operate in some weather that aircraft cannot. Should a helicopter be needed, it will be at the expense of the travellers, and not something covered by GoKo Travels. Please keep approximately USD 500 (one way) accessible in case this situation presents itself. This suggested amount is in addition to the emergency fund suggested below. 

Hopefully, weather delays will not occur, or if they do it will be for a limited time. Should the delays stretch into days and neither helicopter nor flight are a viable option, a collective decision will be made by the group on how to proceed. This is especially true if the delays are prior to the trek, as the original trek may no longer be feasible. Your Tour Leader will be there to help with this process.


Please note that drones and the flying of drones are prohibited in Nepal. If you violate these regulations the police may take you into custody.


Arrival Complications

We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact GoKo Travels or your Tour leader on the numbers provided in the contact selection of this document (bottom).
If you are unable to get in touch with GoKo, please refer to our emergency contact details. 

You do not need to pre-booked an airport transfer, as your tour leader will collect you from outside the airport and will take you to your Starting Point hotel.



Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. 

All foreign nationals (except Indian passport holders) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad, land borders (including borders with India & Tibet) and on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport. Getting a visa at the airport or land borders can take time due to long queues. There have been instances when travellers are asked to show proof of exit from the country, ie flight tickets- although this is uncommon. You will also need to provide one passport photo and payment should be made in US dollars (Other currencies are also accepted but rates will differ). 

Please check with the relevant visa office before departure to make sure there has been no change:

** Note: Please ensure the name on your passport matches the name on your booking and airline tickets. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Take a copy of the main passport pages and other important documents with you, and leave another copy at home with family or friends.

The following costs here correct at time of writing:

Single entry visa valid for 15 days - US $25:
Single Entry Visa for 30 days - US $40  
Multiple entry visa valid for 90 days - US $100

Please Note: Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit the country. GoKo recommends that you list your date of entry a few days before, and date of exit a few days after your intended dates in case you encounter any delays or problems en route. 



GoKo Travels doesn't currently have the facilities to book your external/international flights. Therefore, you will have to prearrange your own flights to the required destination. We are always looking to improve our services, therefore, are planning to implement this solution as soon as possible.  

Travel insurance:

Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate in any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your Tour leader, who will take note of your insurance details and emergency contact number. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.



Money Exchange:

As currency exchange rates in Asia fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates:  There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and Mastercard but these are limited to Kathmandu and Namche Bazaar. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they may charge a 2-4% transaction fee.

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali rupee (NPR). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. USD are also widely accepted in Nepal. ATMs can only be found in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur. Make sure you carry sufficient cash to cover your needs when travelling outside of these cities. 

The Government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian rupee notes in Nepal. You should ensure you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may be fined.

Contingency Funds:

Make sure you've read your trip details thoroughly so you know what's included in the trip price and what isn't.
We try to plan for every eventuality, but there are still some things beyond our control. Please make sure you have access to an extra US$500 for emergencies (e.g. severe weather, natural disasters, civil unrest) or other events that result in unavoidable changes to the itinerary (e.g. transport strikes or cancellations, airport closures). Sometimes these things necessitate last-minute changes to enable our trips to continue to run, and as a result, there may be some extra costs involved.



Hotels  (3 nights), teahouse lodges (12 nights).

About Accommodation
A tea house is the combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most tea houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic and the rooms are small with twin beds. Blankets are generally provided, while most bathrooms are shared and toilets will either be squat or western style. 
The majority of tea houses only have cold showers, however, a few may have hot water available at an additional cost. Nonetheless, we discourage groups from using water heated by wood, as lack of firewood in villages is a big environmental concern in Nepal. 
There is a large dining room / communal-lounge, warmed by the Bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted). You will spend most your evenings in here.

There is normally no electric lighting in the bedrooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. 
Some tea houses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.


Eating is a big part of travelling. Travelling with GoKo you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally, 3 meals a day is included in all of our trekking prices. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though and you will still have your own choice from the menus provided.

During a tea house stay, you will be given breakfast and dinner, while lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every tea house serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have a Nepali version of western food such as pizza, pasta and french fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the tea houses and trail side restaurants. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods.
In Kathmandu and Pokhara there are plenty of restaurants and cafes for all tastes and budgets.


Alcohol and trekking don't mix. We highly recommend that you limit your alcohol consumption in Kathmandu prior to your trip. Celebrate your achievements after your trek. Both alcohol and caffeine increase dehydration. Limit your intake of both when hiking at high altitudes.


Plane, taxi, private vehicle and walking.
Local Flights
All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are often delayed due to poor weather and there have been occasions when groups have had to have their treks rescheduled. Your local leader will give you the most up to date information regarding delays to flights. Domestic flights in Nepal have strict weight limits - 10kg of check-in luggage and 5kg of carry-on hand luggage per person is included with your flight ticket. Excess baggage (up to 5kg per person only) will be charged at your own expense.

Nepal's only international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport, has a single runway that services both domestic and international flights. Cancellations and delays are frequent, especially during peak tourist seasons or in poor weather. Travellers have on occasion missed international connections as a result of this, particularly if flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are delayed. Ensure you have adequate travel insurance and contact numbers for your airlines before departure



Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safekeeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling.


Demonstrations and protests are common in Nepal, with strikes regularly occurring that may result in curfews or roadblocks being enforced at short notice. At these times, businesses may close and vehicles may not be allowed on the roads. You should avoid any demonstrations or political gatherings and follow local advice, including that of your leader in the event of any disruptions. 

Although crime is relatively low, pickpocketing and other petty theft are common, especially in places where tourists or foreigners frequent. Avoid walking on your own and don’t carry large sums of cash. Keep valuables in a hotel safe if possible. Bars and restaurants now close at midnight as part of a government crackdown on illegal activities. Police have increased their presence in Thamel and Durbar, Marg, popular tourist districts in Kathmandu, in an effort to reduce crime in these areas. You should seek out police if you have been robbed or affected by any crime.


Travelling in Nepal during Holi Festival (1-2 March 2018, 20-21 March 2019, 9-10 March 2020), can at times be dangerous due to large consumption of intoxicating substances.  Although this is a once in a lifetime festival, it is often associated with physical violence and danger in some parts of the city. Your guides will advise you and your group on what places to avoid on this day.

Travelling during the Hindu festival Diwali (7 November 2018, 27 October 2019, 14 November 2020) can also be dangerous. During  this time there are many displays of fireworks in the streets. It can be very noisy for several days and there is also a lot of pollution caused by the fireworks. As there are no restrictions on buying fireworks there are often injuries caused by people exploding them inappropriately.  Ask your guide about safety options here and if you feel uncomfortable we can alter your itinerary too best suit your needs.



Please be aware that sometimes we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities. In Asia pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs as you get at home but they are usually produced locally, so please bring the full drug name with you when trying to purchase a prescription drug. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. 

All GoKo travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our tour leader / local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, GoKo Travel reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.

Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. Information should be gathered round necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure.
We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. For legal reasons, our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.



The Definition of Altitude Sickness (Acute Mountain Sickness):
It is an illness that ranges from a mild headache and weariness to a life-threatening build-up of fluid in the lungs or brain at high altitudes. Acute altitude sickness is the mildest and most common form.

High Altitude: 1500 – 3500 m (5000 – 11500 ft)
Very High Altitude: 3500 – 5500 m (11500 – 18000 ft)
Extreme Altitude: above 5500 m (18000 ft)

Altitude sickness causes:

Altitude sickness symptoms occur when the rate of ascent into higher altitudes is too quickly that the body doesn’t get time to acclimatise. Altitude sickness generally develops at elevations higher than 8,000 feet (about 2,400 meters) above sea level and when the rate of ascent exceeds 1,000 feet (300 meters) per day.

The following actions can trigger altitude sickness:

  • Ascending too quickly (rapidly)

  • Overexertion within 24 hours of ascent

  • Inadequate fluid intake

  • Hypothermia

  • Consumption of alcohol or other sedatives

One way to avoid altitude sickness is allowing the body to get used to the altitude slowly (Acclimatisation). Acclimatisation is the process by which the body adjusts to high altitudes. The goal of acclimatisation is to increase ventilation (breathing) to compensate for lower oxygen content in the air. To compensate for this extra ventilation, blood needs to have a lower pH. In response, the kidneys excrete bicarbonate into the urine, which in turn lowers the body’s pH to accommodate this extra respiratory effort.

Altitude sickness symptoms:

Acute altitude sickness may be associated with any combination of the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Insomnia

  • Shortness of breath during exertion

  • Nausea

  • Decreased appetite

  • Swelling of extremities

  • Social withdrawal

People with acute altitude sickness often attribute their symptoms to other causes such as an uncomfortable bed, bad food, or a hangover. However, it is important to recognize that these symptoms may indicate a high altitude illness which is High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and High altitude cerebral edema (HACE).

High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) fluid build up in the lungs. An advanced form of acute altitude sickness causes the following progression of symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath at rest

  • Gurgling respirations

  • Wet cough with frothy sputum

  • Possible fever

  • Respiratory failure

  • Onset of HAPE can be gradual or sudden.

  • HAPE typically occurs after more than one day spent at high altitude

  • High altitude cerebral edema (HACE) is fluid build up in the brain. It can begin with confusion.

  • A person developing HACE begins having trouble keeping up with the group.-

  • Next, walking and coordination become impaired.

  • As the brain continues to swell, lethargy and then coma will develop.

  • If left untreated, HACE will ultimately result in death.

  • Both HAPE and HACE are potentially fatal but are thankfully extremely rare.

Altitude sickness treatment: 

  • Delay further ascent until symptoms improve.

  • Rest and stay warm.

  • Take acetaminophen (Tylenol) for headache. ( Ask your doctor for subscription )

  • Do not use sleeping pills or other central nervous system depressants to treat insomnia because they can suppress breathing.

If symptoms continue, do not travel any higher.



While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group guides or local representatives straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.
We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/ local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.
You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete for whatever reasons, you wish to contact GoKo directly regarding changes to your scheduled trip or make a complaint while you are already on your trip, or need to contact us in cases of an emergency, please use the following  details below:


Emergency Contact Number: +44 7305027666

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Recommended Equipment List
  • Sun Glasses
  • Scarf Face Mask
  • Fleece Bennie
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap stick
  • Hand Towel
  • Cold weather Down Jacket
  • Wind Stopper
  • Rain Coat
  • Fleece Jacket and Trouser
  • T-shirt (short or long selves)
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom(two pairs)
  • Trekking Boots
  • Socks and under wear
  • Head torch
  • Camel Pack or water bottle
  • Trekking Poles
  • Spare batteries for Camera
  • Day Pack minimum 25 L with a side pocket to keep your bottle.
  • Down Jacket
  • Sleeping Bag

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