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Gokyo Lake – Chola Pass – Everest Base Camp and Helicopter Fly Out – 15 Days

helicopter Nepal
Special Tour 15 day Availability: 2020-04-25
Katmandu 44600, Nepal Asia Tour Guide: Phincho Sherpa

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Mount Everest (Nepali: Sagarmatha सगरमाथा; Tibetan: Chomolungma ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ; Chinese: Zhumulangma 珠穆朗玛) is Earth‘s highest peak above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The international border between Nepal (Province No. 1) and China (Tibet Autonomous Region) runs across its summit point.[5]

The current official elevation of 8,848 m (29,029 ft), recognised by China and Nepal, was established by a 1955 Indian survey and subsequently confirmed by a Chinese survey in 1975.[1]

In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society, as recommended by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India, who chose the name of his predecessor in the post, Sir George Everest, despite Everest’s objections.[6]

Mount Everest attracts many climbers, some of them highly experienced mountaineers. There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal (known as the “standard route”) and the other from the north in Tibet. While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather, and wind, as well as significant hazards from avalanches and the Khumbu Icefall. As of 2019, over 300 people have died on Everest,[7] many of whose bodies remain on the mountain.[8]

The first recorded efforts to reach Everest’s summit were made by British mountaineers. As Nepal did not allow foreigners into the country at the time, the British made several attempts on the north ridge route from the Tibetan side. After the first reconnaissance expedition by the British in 1921 reached 7,000 m (22,970 ft) on the North Col, the 1922 expedition pushed the north ridge route up to 8,320 m (27,300 ft), marking the first time a human had climbed above 8,000 m (26,247 ft). Seven porters were killed in an avalanche on the descent from the North Col. The 1924 expedition resulted in one of the greatest mysteries on Everest to this day: George Mallory and Andrew Irvine made a final summit attempt on 8 June but never returned, sparking debate as to whether or not they were the first to reach the top. They had been spotted high on the mountain that day but disappeared in the clouds, never to be seen again, until Mallory’s body was found in 1999 at 8,155 m (26,755 ft) on the north face. Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first official ascent of Everest in 1953, using the southeast ridge route. Norgay had reached 8,595 m (28,199 ft) the previous year as a member of the 1952 Swiss expedition. The Chinese mountaineering team of Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo, and Qu Yinhua made the first reported ascent of the peak from the north ridge on 25 May 1960.[9][10]

 


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Kathmandu (Google Map)

DEPARTURE TIME

Minimum required group size: 3 pax Fixd Departure

Date: April 25 – May 8

Oct 28- Nov 10


INCLUDED

Cost Includes

· All necessary airport arrival departures

· 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast plan at Potala guest house http://www.potalaguesthouse.com/ or similar category / AC Room

· Flight fare from Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu for members

· Flight fare from Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu for guides

· Helicopter charterd flight from Lobuche to Lukla for Members and Guide

· 1 breakfast 1 lunch 1 dinner , order from menu and tea house accommodation

· Boiled drinking water during the trekking

· English speaking trekking guide and his salary

· Porter to carry luggage during trekking

· Trekking permit

· Sagarmatha national park permit

· City tour transport, tour guide, entry permit in Kathmandu as per itinerary

· Farewell dinner in traditional nepali restaurant with live cultural dance

· Insurance for Nepali staffs

· Government tax

  • Accommodations
  • Professional guide

 


NOT INCLUDED

-Air fare for Nepal

· Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (expect Farewell dinner)

· International flight tickets

· Beverages and alcoholic drinks

· Emergency medical evacuation

· Tips for staffs

· Personal expenses and extra services beyond itinerary.


 

What to Expect

This is exclusively designed trip for those who want to explore the different part of Everest region at once on limited time duration. Within 13 Nights 14 Days you can explore Gokyo Lake and Everest base camp crossing 5400m chola pass that separate Gokyo and Everest valley. Fly out in Helicopter after you reach Everest base camp your final destination of this trip. You can explore the beauty of Gokyo Lake, Nagazumba Glacier, Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier in a dramatic way. Enjoy the magnificent view of the famous mountains such as Cho Oyu (8153 m), Lhotse (8511 m), Nuptse (7879 m), Makalu (8470 m), Ama Dablam (6856 m) and many more unnamed mountains. This is the most concentrated mountain region in the Himalaya.

Highlights of the trek:

– Fly out by helicopter after near from Everest Base Camp.

– One of the most adventure flight in the world.

– Scenery of world’s most spectacular mountains.

– Unique cultures and lifestyle of legendary Sherpa’s.

– Follow the footsteps of renowned climbers; Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Sir Edmund Hillary.

– Discovering some of the old and famous monastery in the lap of mountains.

– Searching the mysterious and mythical snow man Yeti.

– Years old mani stone, engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers.

– Challenging Chola Pass and Everest Base camp trekking in less oxygen.

– Incredible khumbu Glacier.

– Some of the danger glacial lake because of global warming.

– Incredible and challenging passes.

– Pristine Gokyo lake. Flora and Fauna in side Sagarmatha National Park, listed in UNESCO.

Very Important:

To travel in Nepal look about the vaccine that you need and a personal insurance for this kind of travel.

Passports are required for this trip. They need to be valid for 6 months beyond the last travel date.

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For all the tour is Includes: 3 meals and accommodation.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Airport pick up you and transfer to the Hotel. Introduction with guide and short briefing about the trek. Our guide will suggest you best restaurant for your Dinner.

Day 2: Final Preparation day for Trekking/. City Tour around Kathmandu Valley

Final preparation for trekking. Trekking guide will check your final gear list. If anything is missing will assist you to hire or to buy around thamel and give the final instruction for next day. Guided city tour around Kathmandu valley; Pashupatinath Temple/ Boudhanath Stupa/ Monkey Temple.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla – trek to Phakding (2650m) –around 3 hours walking. Lunch @ Phakding.

Early in the morning you have to wake up for the flight to Lukla via twin otter. You can see panoramic Mountain View by aircraft. Within 25‐30 min we will land in lukla, where we can meet our Sherpa staffs and Yaks for baggage. After having breakfast and preparing all gear and staffs ready, treks start towards Phakding. Today is short easy and gentle walking start from the north end of lukla, steeply down and runs above the village of Chaurikharka, where you can see the school founded by Sir Edmund Hillary. Within 45 minutes from Lukla you will be in Cheplung Village. From Cheplung you can see the roaring Dudhkoshi River. Trial slightly descends down, cross the suspension bridge; see the nice view of Kusum kangru (6367m). After short climb, the trail enters the mani walls and chortens craved with tibetian mantras, praying wheels and praying flags. Finally the trail leads you to Phakding village with numerous lodges lined along the street.

Includes: 3 meals and accommodation

Day 4:Trek Phakding to Namche (3440m) – 5-6 hours walking.  

Today is little bit long walking day. We continue walking along the bank of Dudh Koshi River, on the way you will pass different lodge, local bhattis (porter rest house) the trail climb up to Toktok village and continue steep climb after the village3 you will see the magnificent glimpse of Thamserkue Peak ( 6608m). Within one and half hour from Phakding you will be in village called Benker, where you can see the enough lodge for trekkers. Continue walking from Benker on the way you can see the forest of rhododendron and fir. The trail goes steep from chumoa to Monjo. Monjo is a nice village with lodge and local houses. You can see gompa, school and vegetables fields. After having lunch in Monjo continue walking towards our today’s destination Namche. Just above the Monjo there is check point of Sagarmatha National Park. Guide will arrange all entry process in national park office. Now the trail descend down, cross the suspension bridge, gentle walking to Jorsalle. After Jorsalle re- cross the Dudhkoshi River over suspension bridge and follow the river bank. Slightly up few step and cross the high suspension bridge over Dudh koshi. Namche is yet 2 hours far from you, where the walk is little bit tough. It is Zigzagging ascent through the pine forest. Never rush while going up; in every step you are gaining the height, so there is a risk of altitude sickness. Climb slowly and drink enough water. Includes: 3 meals and accommodation

Day 5: Namche – acclimatization – Hike up to Khumjung valley (3970m) and descend walking to Kyanjuma

After breakfast start the acclimatization day hike towards khumjung Valley.. On the way we will visit Namche Museum, where you can see the cultural, religious and some fact of mountains and climbers of Everest region. Cross Syanboche airport, the airport in the highest elevation in the world. While going further ahead you will see the breathtaking view of Mt. Amadablam and others mountains. Few minutes further waling you will be in Everest View Hotel, from where you can see the magnificent view of Mount Everest and Lhotse. Slightly descend down to Khumjug valley and visit Sir Edmund Hillary’s school and hospital at Khumjung and continue descet down to Kyanjuma ( 3660m) Includes: 3 meals and accommodation

Day 6: Trek Kyanjuma to Dole (4038m) 5-6 hours walking

After breakfast start climbing to Mong Danda – 2 hours climbing (3973m).From here you will see the magnificent views of Mt. Ama Sablam, Mt. Kangtaga and Mt. Thamserku with Dudhkosi valley. Have a Tea break. After tea descends 45m to Phortse Tanga (Phortse Village) . Lunch at phortse Tanga . After lunch The trail climbs away from the Phortse Tenga passing through the Rhododendron and pine forest. After 30m steep climb first appears Cho Oyu. You will cross the beautiful waterfall and yak pasture. The views of Khumbila and Tawachee (6542m) are tremendous from the trail. 2 hours from Phortse you will reach Dole. Includes: 3 meals and accommodation

Day 7: Trek To Machhermo (4470m) 4 hours walking

From Dole the trail descends to stream than cross the wooden bridge. You will cross the few teahouses, the trail ascends one hour to top the hill. You can take time here for the picture. You will reach in Luza(4390m/14399ft) after 1 hour 50 minutes’ walk from Dole. Here you can take rest and tea. From Luza trail becomes ups along the side of the valley than cross the more high pastureland and chorten with prayers flags. Many writers saying yeti killed the Sherpa women and Yak here. From this hill enchanting view of eastern part Gokyo valley, Mt. Taboche and Mt. Cholatse. Then walk down to Machhermo valley. After Lunch ascent the Machhermo hill for acclimatization and overnight at Machhermo. Includes: 3 meals and accommodation

Day 8: Trek to Gokyo Lake ( 4790 M) 5-6 hours walking

The trail climbs the ridge of valley excellent view of Kantaga and big Mountain Cho-oyu. The trail becomes more ups to Kharka. Here few stone houses, then trail will be easier to Pangka at 4380m. In November 1995 big avalanche came here and killed trekking group and villagers. From here the trail will be narrow and steep climb close to the Ngozumpa glacier. The end of hard ascends cross the bridge over the stream which flows from Gokyo Lake. This is the first small lake of Gokyo. From here the trail almost in level appears the second lake at 4720m/15481ft. It called Taujun Lake. Finally, your will climb to the last lake of Dudha Pokhari at 4750m/15580ft in Gokyo Lake (4790m/15711ft) Includes: 3 meals and accommodation

Day 9: Hike to Gokyo R i(5357m) and trek to Taknak ( 4700m) 7-8 hours walking

Have a breakfast early in morning. Before climbing make sure you have water, some snacks and warm clothes. The trail climb steep ups directly above the Gokyo lake.2h and half hour hard climb to Gokyo-Ri at 5340m/17515ft. From the top great Himalayan views of world highest mountain with Makalu range better than Kala Pattar above the Gorkhashep. After taking the picture all the way downhill to Gokyo Lake. Have lunch and rest two hours. If you’re feeling good you can hike to the oldest and longest glaciers of Khumbu valley. O/n at mountain Lodge. Includes: 3 meals and accommodation

Day 10: Cross Chola Pass (5368m) and trek to Dzongla(4830m) 9-10 hours walking

Early in the morning after breakfast head to chola pass its one of the long trekking days Crosssing rocky terrain over the passes. Start early morning with pack lunck in your day bag and continue walking. ON the way you can stop any point and look back ward, where you can see the warmly smiling Mt. Amadablam. While going ahead on the way you have to cross several small stream and slightly ascent crossing different boulders. Few minutes ahead you will find the fresh snow and footprints of other trekkers. After few hours from Taknak you will will be in Chola, where you can see the flapping triangular praying flag. This is also one of the best places on your route to catch the magnificent and picturesque view. Continue walk down to Dzongla . Includes: 3 meals and accommodation

Day 11: Trek Dzongla to Lobuche to Gorakshep (5100m) 8-9 hours

Gradually walking within 3 hours you will reach Lobuche. Lobuce you will meet the regular route to Everest Base camp, where you can encounter with other trekkers, yaks and potters Have short rest and have your lunch and gain more energy for coming tough walking. Crossing different boulder within in next 3-4 hours you will reach Gorakshep. Overnight at Gorakshe. Includes: 3 meals and accommodation

Day 12: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5360m) and back to Lobuche. 7-8 hours walking.

As usual after breakfast, start to trek towards Everest Base camp. Within 2 hours you will reach Everest Base Camp. Spend few times at base camp, take picture of different mountains and khumbu glacier and return back to Gorakshep. Have your lunch and descent down to Lobuche. Includes: 3 meals and accommodation

Day 13: After Breakfast take a Helicopter and fly down to Lukla and continue catch flight to Kathmandu my Plane. meals and accommodation 
Day 14: Leisure day in Kathmandu. meals and accommodation

Today is the buffer day of your entire trip. Because of bad weather sometimes flight to lukla and from Lukla may cancel, that is why we need at least an extra day. Evening farewell dinner

Day 15: Departure from Nepal. meals and accommodation

Minimum required group size: 3 pax Fixd Departure Date: April 25 – May 8 / Oct 28 – Nov 10

 

 

 

 

This is exclusively designed trip for those who want to explore the different part of Everest region at once on limited time duration. Within 13 Nights 14 Days you can explore Gokyo Lake and Everest base camp crossing 5400m chola pass that separate Gokyo and Everest valley. Fly out in Helicopter after you reach Everest base camp your final destination of this trip. You can explore the beauty of Gokyo Lake, Nagazumba Glacier, Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Glacier in a dramatic way. Enjoy the magnificent view of the famous mountains such as Cho Oyu (8153 m), Lhotse (8511 m), Nuptse (7879 m), Makalu (8470 m), Ama Dablam (6856 m) and many more unnamed mountains. This is the most concentrated mountain region in the Himalaya. - Fly out by helicopter after near from Everest Base Camp. - One of the most adventure flight in the world. - Scenery of world’s most spectacular mountains. - Unique cultures and lifestyle of legendary Sherpa’s. - Follow the footsteps of renowned climbers; Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, Sir Edmund Hillary. - Discovering some of the old and famous monastery in the lap of mountains. - Searching the mysterious and mythical snow man Yeti. - Years old mani stone, engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers. - Challenging Chola Pass and Everest Base camp trekking in less oxygen. - Incredible khumbu Glacier. - Some of the danger glacial lake because of global warming. - Incredible and challenging passes. - Pristine Gokyo lake.Flora and Fauna in side Sagarmatha National Park, listed in UNESCO. Includes: 3 meals and accommodation

1 Review

  1. Joshua G.
    07:12 - 9 Dicembre 2019 / Reply

    Wonderful experience for people that love walk and mountains!!!

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