Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
Bigu Gompa Trek

Bigu Gompa route is one of the unmissable for the trek. Gaurishanker floats in the sky like a brooding dragoness, watching hawkeyed every moment of those interlopers called trekkers. The route serves as an interesting add-on-to the Rolwaling Trek or the Lapche Valley Trek. The trek offer you diversity landscpes, diverse cultures , pictureque villages.

The route layout by Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure will offer you great amount of enjoyment and unforgetable unique experince.

Highlights:

Trip Facts

Duration: 12 days

Altitude: 3320m

Difficulty: Medium

Accommodation: Teahouse

Season: Spring & Fall

Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01;

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Day 02;

Half day around KTM tour & trek preparation

Day 03;

KTM to Simigaon (2100m/6889.764 ft.),5-6hr drive+2hr walk

Day 04;

Simigaon to Gonggar Khola,3-4hr walk

Day 05;

Gonggar Khola to Orang(1900m/6233.596 ft.), 6-7hr walk

Day 06;

Orang to Laduk(2000m/6561.68 ft.), 3-4hr walk

Day 07;

Laduk to Bigu Gompa(2515m/8251.312 ft.), 4-5hr walk

Day 08;

Bigu Gompa to Tisang La(3320m/10892.39 ft.), 4-5hr walk

Day 09;

Tinsang La to Dolangsa(2320m/7611.549 ft.), 3-4hr walk

Day 10;

Dolangsa to Karthali(1500m/4921.2 ft.), 6-7hr walk

Day 11;

Karthali to Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.), 4hr walk+5-6hr drive

Day 12;

Final depature day

Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 12 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and fitness

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally


+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu [upgrade possible]


+ Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide


+ Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide


+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)


+ Fight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return


+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek


+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses


+ Trekking permit and TIMS card


+ First Aid kit


+ Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country


- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)


- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]


- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu


- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek


- Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)


- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)


- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.


- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. A Bandana

3. Sunglasses

4. Warm hat

5. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

6. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

7. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Useful Info

Start from:
Duration
12 days
Season
Spring&Fall
Region
Rolwaling
Grade
Medium
Altitude
3320m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Teahouse