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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Overview
- 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Combine the exhilaration of reaching Everest Base Camp with visiting the beautiful Gokyo Lakes
Embark on a trek that takes a very different route to Everest Base Camp - via the breathtaking Gokyo Lakes. Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla before taking in spectacular mountain views while trekking to Nepalese villages, through rhododendron forests, up rocky slopes, along view-rich switchbacks and to the spectacular Gokyo Lakes, which are well off the tourist trail. Ascend Gokyo Ri for incredible views, conquer Cho La Pass and climb up the side of Khumbu Glacier to make it to the ultimate goal - reaching Everest Base Camp.
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Kathmandu is like an alluring whirlwind of sights, sounds, smells and colours. Almost overwhelming, its charm and history peaks out from the most unexpected places rendering most visitors enamoured.
A popular stopping point for trekkers heading towards Mt Everest, Phakding is peaceful haven on the banks of the milky-white Dudh Kosi River.
Namche Bazaar is a delightful mountain village and the Sherpa ‘capital’. It's also an important trading centre for the local people and a spectacular location to rest and explore.
The small village of Kyanjuma lies close to Khumbila, the rocky peak which is considered sacred by all Sherpas.
Set amidst summer settlements used by the Sherpas to graze their yaks, Dole has magnificent views of Khumbila and Tawoche.
The site of a reported yeti attack in 1974, Machhermo is a pleasant village in the Dudh Kosi Valley.
A small settlement of lodges lies on the shores of Gokyo Lake's gorgeous blue water.
The summit of Gokyo Ri offers one of the best views in Nepal, taking in four of the region's highest peaks and the magnificent Ngozumpo Glacier.
Reached by crossing a small glacier, Dzongla has a couple of lodges in a spectacular setting.
A small settlement not far from base camp, Lobuje can get quite crowded with trekkers and porters during climbing season.
As one of the world's big challenges, Mount Everest evokes visions of beauty, danger, awe and triumph. Standing close to this mountain is certain to leave you breathless.
The small peak of Kala Pattar offers magnificent views of the Khumbu Glacier and a close-up of the world's highest mountain.
Kyanjuma is lovely place to see local wildlife such as musk deer, Himalayan goats and pheasant.
The trails around Phakding are lined with colourful prayer flags and brightly painted mani stone walls, which Buddhists consider sacred.
Home to one of the highest airports in the world (2860m), Lukla is the gateway to Everest - most visitors begin and end their adventure in this mountain town.
Nepal's largest and most modern city, Kathmandu's amazing cultural and artistic heritage still reveals itself in hidden temples, craft markets and and tiny workshops.
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