EVEREST, GOKYO & BHOTE KOSHI VALLEY COMBINED TREK THRO' SEPT. 15 - OCT. 06/2008

Chhukung ri 5535m, into the Imja valley trek, 
EBC (Everest Base Camp 5367m, Kalapathar 5545m, Chola pass 5420m, Gokyo peak 5483m, & Renjola pass 5360m, then get into the Bhote Koshi valley trek.

Trekking to these regions conjure up image of great challenging & Achievement – tinged with the romance & thrill of being so close to the World’s Highest peaks. Justifiably these treks are most popular treks in Nepal, famous not only for its proximity to Mount Everest, but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, diverse ethno-cultures, colorful festivals & monasteries. As we attempt to understand the rich Sherpa culture, we soon enter an endless maze of woven stories & tales, including those of the mysterious YETI.

Your combined adventure trek starts from the tiny airfield of Lukla through Sherpa villages, forests of Fir & rhododendron & crosses high suspension bridges where you will see caravans of Dzopkyos (a yak – cow breed). Our trail enters Namche Bazzar, the Sherpa “Capital” nestled in a horse shoe bowl with its colorful bustling market with traders from local villages & as far away as Tibet. Above the tree line the scenery is stark but spectacular & the incredible monastery at Tangboche, set against the backdrop of Amadablam, Everest & other huge snow capped peak, is a photographer’s paradise.
With time for acclimatization en route, our goal is Chhukung Ri 5546 m, Everest Base Camp on the Khumbu glacier 5367 m, climb up to Kalapathar 5545 m, then an adventure to the Chola pass (Chhugyuma) 5420 m, Gokyo Ri peak 5360 m, Renjo la 5340 m. For breath taking views of Everest 8848 m,  Cho Oyu 8153 m. & its surrounding peaks.
A trek to these region is a classic adventure, selected among the World’s 20 Journeys of Lifetime!


"MANIRIMDU" Festival of this Valley:

This festival is celebrated at the monasteries of Tengboche, Thame and Chiwang right after the full moon of Autumn. The monks with elaborate masks and costumes on, perform o series of ritualistic dances of the triumph of Buddhism over Bon the ancient animistic religion of Tibet. On the first  day of the festival, Lamas of the monastery pray in the courtyard. The second day, you can see the Lamas dancing with brocade gowns and wonderful painted paper-mouth masks. Hundreds of Sherpas from all over Khumbu attend the performance, as it is an important social occasion as well as an entertaining spectacle. Along with the serious and intricate dances the Lamas also dramatize two absurd comic sequences that make the entire performance a grand and amusing event. On the final evening of Mani Rimdu the villagers joint in an all-night Sherpa dance. We have following trips of kala pathar Everest base camp which allows you to grace the festival at Tengboche.




ITINERARIES & SCHEDULE:

* FOR BEST WALKER’S ITINERARY:

DAY 01/Sep.15/08: Kathmandu to Lukla flight 2830 m, & trek to Monjo 2850 m/6 – 7 hours.

DAY 02/Sep.16/08: Trek Namche Bazzar 3440 m/5 hours, 60% steep hills up and one of the most high suspension bridge.

DAY 03/Sep.17/08: Acclimatization day in Namche (day hike up to Everest view hotel 3890 m. and Khumjung village 3780 m) sightseeing etc.).

DAY 04/Sep.18: Trek to Tangboche 3860 m/5 hours (one of the largest monastery in this valley).

DAY 05/ Sep.19/08: Trek to Dengboche village 4360 m/5 hours.

DAY 06/ Sep.20/08: Trek to Chhukung 4730 m, a beautiful walk (into the Imja valley the way to Island famous trekking peak).

DAY 07/Sep.21/08: An adventure climb up to the Chhukung ri peak 5546 m/3 – 4 hours (from where awesome! rock outcrop offering splendid panoramas of Lhotse & Lhotse shar & it’s Ice wall in front of you, Makalu, Amadablam, Baruntse & the Island peak etc..) – then descend down to Dengboche or if you have time stay at Chhukung again and walk up to Island peak base camp next day.

DAY 08/Sep.22/08: Trek to Lobuche 4910 m/5 hours,

DAY 09/Sep.23/08: Rest day, hike up to southern part of Khumbu glacier & its moraine piles of rocks east south and numbers of blue lakes along the glacier.

DAY 10/Sep.24/08: Early morning walk up to Gorakshep 5140 m, reserved room for the night, then after taking lunch headed to EBC 5367 m/1:30 -  2 hours one way – come back to Gorakshep.

DAY 11/Sep.25/08: Climp up to Kalapathar (black rock) 5545 m/2:30 – 4 hours – then descend down to Lobuche (some of can make to Pheriche 4240 m. same day).

DAY 12/Sep.26/08: Again we climbed up to Kalapathar directly from Lobuche 4910 m. then come back to Lobuche again in the evening, because we had to exercise very much for Chola pass to do.

DAY 13/Sep.27/08: Trek to Dzongla 4830 m/4 hours maximum, (where very basic 2 lodges, but the trail to there is awesome! Awesome!!

DAY 14/Sep.28/08: Climb up to Chola pass 5420 m/3:30 – 4 hours – then descend deep down to Dragnak 4700 m/5 hour (at all 8 - 10 hours).

DAY 15/Sep.29/08: Trek to Gokyo 4790 m/2 – 3 hours (short and very beautiful walk crossing the southern part of Ngozumpa glacier).

DAY 16/Sep.30/08: Climb up to Renjo la pass 5340 m/4 hours – then descend to the Bhote Koshi valley (passing be Angladumba Tsho lake above 5000 m,Relama Tsho lake 4970 m, and other lakes), then Marulung village comes at the elevation of 4210 m, from where the trail branches to Nangpa la trek along the eastern bank of Bhote Koshi river. We slept at Makyo village over night (9 – 10 hours).

DAY 17/Oct.01/08: Trek to Thame 3820 m. /5 hours (the birth place of Apa Sherpa the World Record Holder, now 20th times summitted the Mt. Everest!).

DAY 18/Oct.02/08: Excursion day above Thame monastery and we still climbed futher monastery, was fantastic! We  had to look very deep down the top monastery of Thame. The monastery situated at 3970 m, but we did up to 4100 m.

DAY 19/Oct.03/08: Trek to Namche 3440 m/5 hours.

DAY 20/Oct.04/08: Trek to Monjo 2850 m/5 hours.

DAY 21/Oct.05/08: Trek to Lukla 2830 m/5 – 6 hours (the last night of trekking).

DAY 22/Oct.06/08: By morning flight to Kathmandu – transfer to hotel, the trip is Ends.
Namaste, wish you a best of luck! Bye see you soon!




* EVEREST NORMAL TREK ITINERARY:

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, O/n at Hotel.

DAY 02: World Heritage cultural tour & trek briefing + preparation.

DAY 03: Fly to Lukla 2830 m/ 30 minutes then trek to Phakding 2610 m/3-4 hours.

DAY 04: Trek to Monjo 2850 m/4 hours.

DAY 05: Trek to Namche Bazzar 3440 m/5 hours,

DAY 06: Acclimatization day (you can hike up to Everest view hotel 3890 m – Khumjung village 3780 m, then return to Namche hotel.

DAY 07: Trek to Tangboche 3860 m/5 hours,

DAY 08: Trek to Dengboche 4360 m, or Pheiceh 4240 m,/5 hours.

DAY 09: Rest day at Dengboche, you can hike up to the ridge beyond prayer flags, you will have great chance to see Imja valley, Amadablam, Makalu, Island peak, Lhotses etc…

DAY 10: Trek to Lobuche 4910 m/5 hours,

DAY 11: Trek to Gorakshep early morning 5141 m/2 – 3 hours, same day can do up to Kalapathar 5545 m/3 – 4 hours, sleep O/n at Gorakshep.

DAY 12: Morning Excursion to EBC 5367 m, then trek to pheriche (if you are flexible with time can make to Lobuche only)/6 – 7 hours.

DAY 13: Trek to Khumjung 3780 m/6 – 7 hours.

DAY 14: Trek to Benkar 2600 m/6 – 7 hours,

DAY 15: Trek to Lukla 2830 m/5 – 6 hours.

DAY 16: Fly to Kathmandu and same day possible for shopping around.

DAY 17: Explore an ancient city site.

DAY 18: Trip ends/ Departure.





* GOKYO VALLEY TREK:

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, O/n at Hotel.

DAY 02: World Heritage cultural tour & trek briefing + preparation.

DAY 03: Fly to Lukla 2830 m/ 30 minutes then trek to Phakding 2610 m/3-4 hours.

DAY 04: Trek to Monjo 2850 m/4 hours.

DAY 05: Trek to Namche Bazzar 3440 m/5 hours,

DAY 06: Acclimatization day (you can hike up to Everest view hotel 3890 m – Khumjung village 3780 m, then return to Namche hotel.

DAY 07: Trek to Dole 4150 m/5:30 hours,

DAY 08: Trek to Machhermo 4470 m/4:30 hours,

DAY 09: Trek to Gokyo 4790 m/5 hours,

DAY 10: Excursion day up to Gokyo Ri (peak) 5480 m/2 – 3 hours – same day to Machhermo/7 -8 hours at all.

DAY 11: Trek to Namche Bazzar 3440 m/5 – 6 hours.

DAY 12: Trek to Phakding 2610 m/5 – 6 hours.

DAY 13: Trek to Lukla the last day of this trek 2830 m/ 3 – 4 hours (because you have to ascend bit to Lukla).

DAY 14: Fly to Kathmandu, shopping etc same day,

DAY 15: Departure for home…




* GOKYO VALLEY & RENJOLA TREK ITINERARY & SCHEDULE:

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, O/n at Hotel.

DAY 02: World Heritage cultural tour & trek briefing + preparation.

DAY 03: Fly to Lukla 2830 m/ 30 minutes then trek to Phakding 2610 m/3-4 hours.

DAY 04: Trek to Monjo 2850 m/4 hours.

DAY 05: Trek to Namche Bazzar 3440 m/5 hours,

DAY 06: Acclimatization day (you can hike up to Everest view hotel 3890 m – Khumjung village 3780 m, then return to Namche hotel.

DAY 07: Trek to Dole 4150 m/5:30 hours,

DAY 08: Trek to Machhermo 4470 m/4:30 hours,

DAY 09: Trek to Gokyo 4790 m/5 hours,

DAY 10: Excursion day up to Gokyo Ri (peak) 5480 m/2 – 3 hours – come back to Gokyo hotel and sleep O/n there.

DAY 11: Climb up to Renjo la pass 5340 m/4 hours – then descend to the Bhote Koshi valley (passing be Angladumba Tsho lake above 5000 m,Relama Tsho lake 4970 m, and other lakes), then Marulung village comes at the elevation of 4210 m, from where the trail branches to Nangpa la trek along the eastern bank of Bhote Koshi river. We slept at Makyo village over night (9 – 10 hours).

DAY 12: Trek to Thame 3820 m. /5 hours (the birth place of Apa Sherpa the World Record Holder, now 20th times summitter the Mt. Everest!).

DAY 13:  Trek to Namche 3440 m/5 hours.

DAY 14: Trek to Phakding 2610 m/6 – 7 hours.

DAY 15: Trek to Lukla 2830 m/3 – 4  hours (the last night of trekking).

DAY 16; By morning flight to Kathmandu – transfer to hotel, the trip is Ends,

DAY 17: The trip ends/Departure for home,


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