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Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking

Gokyolake TrekkingInteresting and justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain, but also for its Sherpa villages and monasteries, the Everest, or Solu Khumbu area is the second most popular trekking destination in Nepal. The primary objective of Everest treks is either the Everest base camp, about 5.340 meters, or Kala Pattar, an unassuming 5.545 meter hump on the southern flank of Pumori (7.161 meters), which provides a fine view of Everest (8.848 metres).One of the biggest problems with the Everest trek is the high likelihood of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), commonly known as altitude sickness, a potentially deadly illness caused by too rapid an ascent to high elevation. Be sure to read the section on Mountain Sickness if you are planning an Everest trek. If you suffer any symptoms of altitude sickness it is still possible to make a fascinating trek to less ambitious destinations including Namche Bazar, the administrative headquarters of the Khumbu region; Khumjung or Thami, more typical Sherpa villages; or Thyangboche monastery, from which an excellent view may he had of Everest and its more spectacular neighbor Ama Dablam (6.856 metres).

The Everest region may be reached by STOL (short take-off and landing) airstrips at LukIa (2.800 metres), Shyangboche (3.700 metres), or Phaphlu (2364 metres) or by an eight-day trek from the road head at Jiri, 188 km from Kathmandu. Those who fly to Lukla miss the historic and culturally fascinating route followed by the Everest expeditions of the ''50s and '60s although the trek has changed substantially in the past 30 years. It is best to take the time to walk from Jiri, then after acclimatization and conditioning afforded by the trek, visit base camp or climb Kala Pattar and either fly out from Lukla or walk back by an alternative route to Kathmandu. Those who insist their time is limited can fly to Lukla and spend as little as six days to visit Namche Bazar and Thyangboche. It is ill advised to attempt a quick visit to base camp, because of the lack of time for acclimatization, if you fly in to one of these airstrips. You should allow at least eight or nine days to reach the base camp region if you fly to Lukla; the return from base camp to Lukla can be made in as few as four or five days, so an absolute minimum of two weeks is required for a safe trek to base camp. The timing is further complicated because flights to LukIa often do not work as planned, so those with a tight schedule would do well to allow a few spare days for both the flight in and the flight out.

The second part of our trip heads up the Dudh Kosi Valley, crowned by the 8.153-meter peak of Cho Oyu and its companion peak Gyachung Kang. Gokyo vs. Kala Pattar is a favourite argument: those who have visited both seem to rate Gokyo slightly higher. Despite this it gets fewer trekkers; the lure of Everest Base Camp is too strong.Take the trail on the valley's west side. Head through small summer herding settlements to skirt the giant Ngozumba Glacier and arrive at a series of small lakes. Gokyo (4,750 meters) is a tiny herding settlement by the third lake and has several lodges. Climb the 5,483-meter peak to the north-west (also dubbed Kala Pattar) for views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu, plus a host of smaller peaks. Several more lakes and Cho Oyu Base Camp lie north up the glacier.

Day    Description
Day 01: Kathmandu Lukla-Pakdingma
Day 02: Pakdingma Namche Bazar
Day 03: Namche Bazar Tengboche
Day 04: Tengboche Periche
Day 05: Periche altitude acclimatization
Day 06: Periche Lobuche
Day 07: Lobuche Gorakshep
Day 08: Gorakshep Periche climbing Kala Patar 5.545m
Day 09: Periche Pangboche
Day 10: Pangboche Konar
Day 11: Konar Na
Day 12: Na Gokyo
Day 13: Gokyo Machhermo climbing Gokyo Ri 5.318m
Day 14: Machhermo Dole
Day 15: Dole Khumjung
Day 16: Khumjung Pakdingma
Day 17: Pakdingma Lukla
Day 18: Lukla Kathmandu

Fixed Deparuture Date

Date 2008- 2009

Cost: Camping Trek
1 Person : USD 2600.00
2 Person : Per Person USD 2200.00
3-4 Person : Per Person USD 1950.00
5 or more : Per Person USD 1699.00

Date 2009-2010

At a Galance
Duration: 17 Days / 16 Nights
Transport: Return flight Kathmandu - Lukla, minibus
Activities: Trekking
Group Sizes: Min 4 / Max 12
Cost: Trekking : US$ 1258 Per person, Full board as itinerary. group discount aply.

Note: this trek can be done in 16 days as well if you are both feets in adventure and I will be the guide for this trek, i been my self for 15 times with my own clients from france and england also when i worked for PEREGRINE ADVENTUIRE WITH AUSTRILIAN PEOPLE.

Trek Highlights :
- Mountain flight to Lukla
- Sherpa village Namche Bazar
- Monastery of Thengboche
- Monastery of Dingboche
- Help post of Pheriche
- Kala Patar
- Everest base camp
- Panorama on Pumori, Ama Dablang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse etc

Tea house or lodge Trekkings
We provide a guide and a porters for tea house or lodge trekkings. Lodging is in a tea house or lodge. Some feature separate guest rooms, others common dormitories of the sleep-in type. Meals are prepared by the lodge owners and are plain but nutritious. Soft drinks, beer and alcoholic beverages are to be paid for separately.

Lodge trekkings whats include:
- Transport from the international airport to your hotel at your arrival.
- Stay in lodges.
- Sleeping bag.
- Meals provided by the lodges.
- Wages of Sherpa guide and porter(s).
- Insurance's Sherpa guide and porter(s).
- Transportation costs of Sherpa guide

What's not included :
- Personal expenses.
- Personal tips.
- Alcoholic beverages and cold drinks.
- Food in Kathmandu.