May 2018: Mount Everest base Camp via Gokyo Ri and Chola Pass

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Overview

Our Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Ri and Chola Pass will be a treat for the heart and mind. We will be trekking through the beautiful Sargamatha National Park near Mount Everest in the Nepalese Himalayas. Tea houses located in small villages will provide us with authentic accomodations and Nepalese food along the way. This is our physically most demanding trek. This trek will lead you over several passes over 5300 meters and it requires good endurance. Being in excellent physical shape will be extremely helpful to enjoy this journey. This trek is truely transformational as you will experience the sheer beauty of the majestic mountains, have a chance to visit with Buddhist monks and listen to their perspective on life and you will be invited into the home of some of our Sherpa friends. Our goal is to show you Nepal through the eyes of our Nepalese friends. Join us on this trek of a lifetime.

Itinerary: March 21 through April 11

The following is our planned itinerary. The actual itinerary might slightly be different to allow for changes imposed by weather, the need for rest, or other unforeseeable circumstances.

Day 1:
Arrival in Kathmandu (March 21)
Day 2:
Sightseeing in Kathmandu with visit to Kopan Monastery (March)
Day 3:
Flight to Lukla and trek from Lukla to Phakding (2652m) (March 23)
Day 4:
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) (March 24)
Day 5:
Rest day at Namche Bazaar. Perfect place to get a massage! (March 25)
Day 6:
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4040m) (March 26)
Day 7:
Trek from Dole to Machermo (4470m) (March 27)
Day 8:
Trek from Machermo to Gokyo (4790m) hike up Gokyo Ri (5347m) (March 28)
Day 9:
Rest day at Gokyo with hike up Gokyo Ri (5347m) (March 29)
Day 10:
Trek from Gokyo to Thaknak (4700) (March 30)
Day 11:
Trek from Thaknak via Chola Pass (5330m)to Dzongla (4830m) (March 31)
Day 12:
Trek from Dzongla to Louche (4910m) (April 1)
Day 13:
Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche (3,840 m) (April 2)
Day 14:
Trek from Louche to Gorakshep (5140m) with hike up to Everest Base camp (5364m)(April 3)
Day 15:
Trek from Gorakshep to Dingboche (4410m) morning hike to Kalapather(5550)(April 4)
Day 16:
Dingboche Rest Day - hike to Chhukung Ri (5550) (April 5)
Day 17:
Trek from Dingboche to Tyngboche (3840)(April 6)
Day 18:
Trek from Tyngboche to Namche Bazzar (3440)(April 7)
Day 19:
Trek from Namche Bazzar to Phakding (2610)(April 8)
Day 20:
Trek from Phakding to Lukla(3440)(April 9th)
Day 21:
Flight back to Kathmandu – Farewell dinner in the evening (April 10)
Day 22:
Flight back home (April 11)

Cost

The cost for this trek is $2950

What is included in the cost:

Airport transfer:
drop off at and pick up from the airport.
Hotel:
at the Tibet Guest House in Kathmandu or similar; two nights before the trek and one night after the trek (double occupancy).
20-day trek:
park permits, domestic flights, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea at each meal, cookies and tea during breaks), and accommodations at teahouses (double occupancy) plus guide and porter services.

What is not included in the cost:

Trip insurance:
we require you to obtain medical/evacuation insurance and we suggest cancellation/interruption insurance. We recommend TravelEx Insurance.
Tips:
It is customary to leave a tip for guides and porters at the end of the trip.
Tourist visa:
cost $40; we suggest that the visa is obtained ahead of time at a Nepalese consulate.
Incidentals:
WiFi and fees associated with charging any electronic devices while trekking. Money for lunches and dinners while staying in Kathmandu. Drinks, alcohol, souvenirs etc.

Sign up!

Interested to join us on this trek? Email Monika (mparis@kaimont.com) or call her at +1-703-870-8664 for more information and to sign up for this trip.

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