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Treks >> Gokyo - Khumbu - Everest Base Camp (Nepal, October 2020). Join us!

I invite you to take part in a trek by one of the most beautiful routes in the Himalayas: a trek to the base camp of Everest through Gokyo lakes.

This route is interesting for a number of reasons. On the wat, we will go through several climatic zones, and sometimes several zones will change during one day: from the Himalayan forests we will go to the Alpine meadows, then the Arctic zone and glaciers will replace it. We will see blooming rhododendrons, which are very numerous in the Khumbu and Gokyo areas.

We will see several famous Himalayan attractions: this is a fantastic chain of Gokyo lakes, four eight-thousanders (Chow-Yu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu), Everest Base Camp, the city of Sherpas Namche Bazar, ancient Buddhist monasteries in Tengboche and Pangboche and much more.

According to the plan, we will ascent three (or four) times to a altitude of more than 5000 meters. This is hiking to the top of Gokyo Ri (5,350m), which offers fantastic views of the lakes Gokyo, Chow-Yu, Everest, Lkhodze and Makalu. Then we will go through Cho La pass (5400m). After the pass, we will climb the highest point of our route - Mount Kalapattar (5,626m), which offers an excellent view of Everest. And if there is time and energy left, we can also take a walk to Mount Chukung Ri (5,450 m), from which you can enjoy the view of the southern wall of Lhotse.

The way on the route is well arranged, everywhere on the trek we can spend the night in guest houses.

Special equipment for passing the trek is not required, you only need good physical form and a desire to see with your own eyes the true beauty of the Himalayas.

Itinerary:

October 2 - Arrival in Kathmandu (Kathmandu, Swayambhunath)

October 3 - Flight to Lukla, hiking to Packing (or a little further, depending on the mood)

October 4 - Hike to Namche Bazaar, the city of sherpas (Sherpa - "people from the east"). A long day with a rather sharp climb (up to 3,500 m). The way runs along the Dudh Kosi River (Milk River), in the Himalayan forest. We periodically cross the gorges by suspension bridges, some of which could be seen in the movie "Everest". Overnight at the hotel in Namche Bazar. In the evening - a short walk for acclimatization to the observation point overlooking the mountain Ama Dablam.

October 5 - Trekking to Phortze Tanga (3680m). On the way, we can visit the Everest view point (overlooking the Everest and Lhotse massif), as well as the monastery in the village of Kumlung, where the Yeti scalp is stored (The legend about Khumbu zombies). Also not far from the trail is the village where Lama Sanga Dorje  was especially revered by Sherpas (Sacred Khumbu Valley)

October 6 - Trekking to Dole (4110m). We turn off the classical route to the base camp of Everest and walk along the gorge to the Chow-Yu massif.

October 7 - Trekking to Machermo (4470m). We leave completely the forest zone to the tundra with interspersed rhododendron and juniper bushes. The road periodically overlooks the peak of Chow-Yu.Machhermo is known for the yeti incident (Yeti in Machhermo)

October 8 - Trekking to Gokyo (4750m). We ascent to the Chow-Yu glacier, to the very beginning of the Dudh-Kosi River. The way runs along the glacier and the beautiful chain of lakes in Gokyo (Gokyo lakes). Overnight at the largest lake in the village of Gokyo at the foot of Gokyo Ri (5350m). In the evening we take a short walk to Gokyo Ri.

October 9 - In the early morning - ascent to summit Gokyo Ri (5,350 m), which overlooks Gokyo Lakes and the peaks of Chow-Yu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. After climbing, depending on weather conditions and grout feeling, either a walk to the next lake in the chain, or a rest time, or trekking through the Chow-Yu glacier to the next point on the route.

October 10 - Trekking to Dragnag (4700m). The way goes through the Chow Yu Glacier. Glacial ponds and bizarre forms of melted ice will brighten our route.

October 11 - Trekking to Dzongla (4830m). To get to Dzonglu we will have to overcome Cho La pass (5450m). Part of the path goes along the glacier after the pass.

October 12 - Trekking in Lobuche (4910m). We go aling the Khumbu glacier, flowing down from Everest. On the way to Lobuche we will pass by numerous monuments in memory of the climbers who died on Everest.

October 13 - Trekking to Gorak Shep (5140m). The highest mountain night on our route. The way goes along the Khumbu glacier; from time to time you can see the summit of Everest and Lhotse. If feel well in the evening, it's possible to climb Kalapattar (the sunset views of Everest from this point are amazing), or to take a walk to Everest base camp. Trek to Gorakshep.

October 14 - In the early morning - ascent to the summit of Kalapattar (5626m) and descent to Periche (4240m) (or via Kongma La pass to Chukkung)

October 15 - Trekking to Namche Bazar via Tengboche (4000m). Here is the largest and most famous monastery in the Khumbu Valley and also the oldest monastery in the valley (Pangboche). On the way we pass through the vast thickets of rhododendrons. (Legend of Tengboche Monastery)

October 16 - Trekking to Lukla.

October 17 - Morning flight to Kathmandu. City tours. Possible trip to Bakhtapur

October 18 - Return flight to Moscow

 

The price of the trip to the Gokyo and Khumbu valleys (with Everest base camp)

1900 USD

This summ includes:

Excluded:
  • Flight to Kathmandu
  • Visa to Nepal
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Payment for excursions.

Personal equipment required:

 
You can ask all questions about trek in the comments on this page, as well as at a meeting with the grooup, which will be held in the beginning of September, 2020. We will inform you about the place and time of the meeting by e-mail, which you left in the comment for participation (your mail will be known only to us).
 
If you want to take part in our trek - write about it in the comments on this page (at the very bottom of the page).

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