Features – unique photographic opportunities in the spectacular high Himalaya (including a Sherpa’s-eye view of four of Nepal’s 8000m peaks), expert local guides, western doctor, and comfortable, warm tea-house accommodation.
Level of Fitness – Good, should be able to walk up steep hills. Some long days.
Altitude – much of the trek will be at and above 4000m. Highest point 5413m
Temperature – late Autumn cold (daytime 10-15C, night -5C)
Minimum Group Size – 5 (must be confirmed no later than September 8 )
Maximum Group Size – 10
Area: Everest Region
Season: 20 Nov / 8 Dec 2009
View Everest and the surrounding Himalaya from favourite Sherpa viewpoints in the spectacular Thame and Gokyo Valleys. From jagged, snow-capped peaks, to Nepal’s largest glacier pouring down from the flanks of Mt Cho Oyu (8018m). Flying into Lukla we hike up to the Sherpa Capital of Namche Bazaar, visit the Hillary Hospital and Schools in the nearby villages of Kunde and Khumjung . Then we turn off the tourist trail and into the stunning Gokyo Valley – flanked by soaring peaks and turquoise lakes we will go to the some of the best and least visited Everest viewpoints in the Khumbu. We will then cross the beautiful Renjo La Pass and visit the monasteries of Thame, looking up to the still used Tibetan trading route of the Nangpa La (Pass).
This walk is designed to take you to some of the most incredible mountain scenery in the world, with the time to acclimatise safely and to be able to stop, absorb the view and take your photos. You will be accompanied by both highly experienced local Sherpa guides and an Australian guide/doctor.
Accomodation will be in comfortable teahouses and porters will be provided to carry your personal belongings and extra photographic equipment (in accordance with the Porter Protection Society Guidelines).
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu – greeted at the airport and escorted to your accomodation at the Tibet Guest House in Thamel (link). Group dinner provided.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing – Boudinnath, Pashaputinath, Swayambbunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square. Escorted by our guide you may choose any or all of these sights to visit.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla – hike to Phakding. Accomodation in teahouse
Day 4: Hike to Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Acclimatisation Day/Hike to Kunde/Khumjung for photos/visit to Hillary hospital and school.
Day 6: Hike to Dole in Gokyo Valley
Day 7: Hike to Macchermo
Day 8: Hike to Gokyo
Day 9: Gokyo Ri/ Rest Day
Day 10: Hike to 5th Lake/ Everest-Cho Oyu Viewpoint return Gokyo
Day 11: Cross the Renjo La to Lungde
Day 12: Hike to Thame/ Monastery
Day 13: Rest Day
Day 14: Monjo
Day 15: Lukla
Day 16 Kathmandu
Day 17-18 Kathmandu (allows for flight delays out of Lukla)
Home: guides will take you to the airport for international departures
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* Source : – Everest Panorama- Photographic Tour 2009.
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