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Gokyo Lake, Cho Oyu Base Camp, 24 days


Gokyo Lake,Cho Oyo Base camp,20 days trek,4nights kathmandu,totale 24days

Level::Moderate to Strenuous(max.altitude 5,600m.much time above 3500m.)

Best Period: March-May and Sep-Dec

High lakes, gleaming sapphire in the bright, white light of the snow mountains around them. Everest and surrounding peaks looming over you, and also Nepal's longest, highest glacier, behind sunny alpine forests. Prayer flags fluttering over stony trails, and the largest Buddhist monastery in Nepal. Spunky, apple-cheeked little children and thoughtful, hospitable adults. Silence, only broken by the occasional deer or pheasant. Nothing compares to being in the Everest region.

Day          Program

Day 01.    You will be picked up by our representative from airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02.     Free day in Kathmandu, night at hotel.

Day 03     Fly from Kathmandu to the remarkable short landing and take-off airstrip in Lukla (2,850 m).

Day 04      Walk past a gomba (Buddhist monastery) set high into a rock face, a mani wall, through forest, and over a couple of bridges to reach Phakding (2,640 m).

Day 05      Today's path takes you through still mixed (Sherpa, Tamang, Chhetri) villages. As you walk through the oak, fir, rhododendron and magnolia, across bridges and rocky ridges, and by waterfalls, you'll reach the entrance to the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. Eventually you come to the confluence of two major rivers - the Bhote Kosi and the Dudh Kosi, which you have been following until now, and which you cross on a very high suspension bridge. A long walk up through switchbacks gets you to Namche Bazar (3,420 m), the bustling district headquarters.

Day 06      Because you've ascended fast to Namche, it's best to spend a day getting acclimatised. You can walk around slowly, but remember not to exert yourself too much here.

Day 07      Walk through birch forests and past potato fields and up the hill to Khumjung village (3,790 m), the largest in Khumbu. In the shadow of the sacred Khumbila, where Khumbu's patron god lives, Khumjung boasts the school and health post run by Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust, a gomba, and great views of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, and Kangtega.

Day 08       Stone stairs, ridge walks, switchbacks, yak trails, juniper and rhododendron forests, potato fields, chhorten - a solid day's walk brings you to Lhapharma (4,328 m).

Day 09      Less walking today, and more time to acclimatise and start making sense of the scenery as you get from Lhapharma to a kharka (traditional pasture) where memorials to those hit by avalanches provide a sobering reminder that as spectacular as the mountains are, they must be treated with the respect they deserve. Walk high above the river to spend the night at Pangor or Pangka (4,480 m)

Day 10     Leave the valley on a ridge that looks upon Cho Oyu, Kangtega, and Thamserku. Stone steps high above the two streams, one clear, the other still milky from the glacier's sediment, bring you to a small wooden bridge across the first small lake, beyond which are the second and third lakes, and the little village of Gokyo (4,750 m).

Day 11      It takes two to two-and-a-half hours to climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (peak, 5,340 m), but it is worth every minute - and every strained muscle. The reward is feeling like you truly are far above the world, with the strange and utterly delightful feeling of floating in a large balloon of intense blues, whites, greys, and browns.

Day 12    Follow the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier to reach the foot of the Lungsampa glacier (approx 5,000 m?????). If you thought the view from Gokyo couldn't get better, you'll see that you're wrong along the way, with views of Cho Oyu, Gyachhung Kang, and the Kangshungs.

Day 13    The landscape here is astounding - neverending folds of mountains, ridges and lakes, rocky patches that seem to hold together the blinding spun-sugar peaks all around you. Ascend to Cho Oyu Base Camp (5,150 m).

Day 14    Descend to the Lungsampa glacier. No point writing much - nothing matches up to what you see.

Day 15    Make tracks back to Gokyo.

Day 16    Enjoy the view from Gokyo, and recover from the tough past couple of days.

Day 17    Walking almost touching a glacier through classic Khumbu country - white snow, ice, brown and grey shale, stone, scree, and massive views of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. Walk by the lake and over large smooth stone slabs, past many cairns, and up a challenging scree slope to reach the top of Renjo La (pass, 5,417 m). Descend carefully down the somewhat unstable 'trails' to another lake, where there is a small rock shelter at Lundeng.

Day 18    Walk till you see another shelter, another sheep herding post, down towards the floor of the valley, through the lower, greener slopes, to Thame (3,750 m).

Day 19    Leave Thame, a major village on the trade route between Nepal and Tibet, with yak caravans filling its wide valley. You're back to walk along dizzying bridges, steep ups and downs, past chhorten and a hydropower plant - classic lower Khumbu stuff - to reach Namche Bazar.

Day 20    Back to Phakding, for a last good look at the abode of the gods.

Day 21   Down to Lukla, enjoy the ease with which you breathe, and your more familiar interactions with the local people.

Day 22   On the flight to Kathmandu. Night at hotel.

Day 23;     Free day in Kathmandu for shopping.night at hotel .

Day 24      Airport transfer or back to home.


Cost on your request

Cost quoted in itineraries includes:

        Airport-hotel transfer at arrival and departure

        Domestic land and air transport as described in itinerary Ktm-Lukla-Ktm US $ 238 per person

        Four nights 2 stars accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast Hotel UTSE or Similar.

        All trekking and conservation area and national park permit fees,

For Camping or Tented Trek

        All meals, camping gear (except sleeping bags) such as tents, kitchen equipment etc, salaries and insurance for guides, sherpas, cooks, porters (who will carry 15 kilos of personal belongings  per person) etc during tented treks.

        Re-confirmation of flight


Cost quoted does not include:

        Your international flight into and out of Nepal

        Travel insurance

        Domestic and international airport taxes

        Lunch, dinner, drinks in Kathmandu (US$6-15 per day)

        Tips, souvenirs or other shopping

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