EVEREST BASE CAMP & THE GOKYO LAKES
Adding Gokyo Lakes turns a spectacular journey to an unforgettable experience
EVEREST BASE CAMP & THE GOKYO LAKES
KATHMANDU, MOUTN EVEREST, KALA PATAR, GOKYO LAKES, LUKLA
20 Days SEP - MAY

There are always two sides to a story – so why not see both on this extraordinarily scenic Himalaya trek. Be in awe gazing at the panoramic Everest views from the summits of Kala Patar and Gokyo peak while exploring the Khumbu region in depth.

Tour Highlights
  • EVEREST FROM TWO SIDES
  • KALA PATAR & GOKYO
  • THE TURQUOISE BLUE LAKES OF GOKYO VALLEY
  • EXPLORE THE HOMELAND OF THE FAMOUS SHERPAS

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Nepal

  • When
    :

    Sep – May

  • What
    :

    Nature, Hiking

Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu. Met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Kathmandu sightseeing. (B)

Today you will be led on a tour of the
city. Get acquainted with the banks of the sacred Bagmati River and Boudhnath Stupa: the biggest Buddhist monument in Nepal and home to many Tibetans in the valley.

By trekking though both of the major valleys in the Everest region you can fully appreciate the spectacular glacial lakes, high alpine rises and breathtaking mountain views of the Everest region in the company of the famous Sherpa peoples. Begin your adventure with a dramatic mountain flight to Lukla. We then trek up the Dudh Kosi valley to Namche Bazaar and be rewarded with your first views of Everest.
The trail to Gokyo makes a gradual ascent through the major villages of Kunde and Khumjung brfore crossing the Mongla ridge and passing the yak
grazing settlements of Dole and Machhermo enroute to to the turquoise blue lakes at Gokyo. To control the acclimatisation you will have shorter walking days on this section of the trek so you can really take your time to enjoy the magnificent views of the Ngozumpa glacier and the 8,000-metre peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. From Gokyo you descend via the vllages of Phortse and Pangboche under the shadow of Ama Dablam where you rejoin the main trail to Everest Base Camp. Your journey continues after exploring the Imja Valley at Dingboche as you ascend to Lobuje and Gorak Shep.
From here you take the two excursions to Everest Base Camp where you may be lucky enough to view climbers on the mountain and then the ascent of Kala Patar for another all encompassing view of the magnicent peaks of the Everest region. On your return you visit Thyangboche Monastery before passing through Namche Bazaar and back to Lukla airstrip.

You leave the homeland of the Sherpas and fly back to Kathmandu.

Your trip ends after breakfast. (B)

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices
    PRICES FROM
    2 PAX< 3 PAX 4 PAX
    A$2,500 A$2,320 A$2,190

    Prices for independent trips are per person, based on
    two, three or four people travelling together and sharing
    accommodation. For group trips prices are per person and
    depart with a minimum of six people.

    Prices are valid to September 2018.
    Prices shown are ‘from’ prices and are subject to availability and seasonal price increases.

INCLUSIONS

    All journeys include:

    • Arrival and departure transfers with English speaking
    driver/guides in each location
    • All land transportation, from your arrival transfer on day
    one, through to departure transfer on the final day
    • Flights within Nepal to fit with the tours.
    • 24 hour assistance on the ground
    • Good quality, well located accommodation, with private
    facilities and meals as indicated in each itinerary. (BLD)
    • Sightseeing tours, led by English speaking guides
    • Trek permits, entrance fees and National Parks fees.

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