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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek

13 Nov 2014 - Emma

Why not join us on a trip to the Khumbu region of Nepal and experience the magical world of awe inspiring peaks, amazing people and culture.  Trek through steep sided valleys in the footsteps of Mallory, Irvine, Hillary and Tenzing to name but a few. 

Program

Our trek starts at Lukla after an amazing mountain flight from Kathmandu, on a short take off and landing plane like a Twin Otter.  From here we follow the path to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital which nestles into a natural amphitheater at 3440m, and hopefully gain your first view of Everest on the way up the hill.  After a few days acclimatising and exploring Namche we steadily head North towards Gokyo Lakes, passing through numerous Sherpa villages before arriving at the truly stunning sacred Lakes.  Breathtaking views of Everest are possible from Gokyo Ri at 5500m.  We cross the Ngozumba glacier to then cross the Cho La pass at 5420m, before dropping down onto the main Everest Base camp trail at Lobuche.  A short day walk from here you will arrive at the last habitation of Gorak Shep.  Everest Base Camp is around 3 hours round trip from here and sometimes completed on the same day.  With a very early start it is possible to ascend Kala Patthar 5550m and enjoy the sunrise over Everest, Lhotse and Nupste, which can be the highlight of the trip.  A steady descent from Gorak Shep will see you back in Lukla in only 3 days for the flight back to Kathmandu.  The entire trek uses local teahouses for all food and accommodation where you can enjoy and observe many aspects of the Buddhist culture.  The trip is being run by Jason Beverley from Distant Horizons along with Kami Nurbu Sherpa and local porters, providing you with a high quality and safe trek.

Dates 

8th – 27th August 2015

Cost

£1150 Land Cost Only  (International Flight extra)

Available places

10

Included

  • Full guiding and pother services
  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu
  • 3 nights hotels in Kathmandu and meals
  • Internal flight to Lukla
  • All teahouse accommodation
  • Fresh, clean drinking water on trek
  • Map
  • Weekend at Distant Horizons trip familiarisation.

Not included

  • International flight (£500 - £750)
  • Meals on trek (pay as you go so you can have what you want) very inexpensive!!
  • Tea house showers (normally about £1.50) Free use of our pack shower
  • Battery charging in tea houses
  • Porters tips

For more information and to book your place e-mail us on info@distant-horizons.co.uk or to speak to us directly phone 017684 86465.

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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek