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Everest Base Camp Trek - via Gokyo Lakes Route (11/1/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Backpack
Event Location: Nepal
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Nov 1 2018, Fri, Nov 2 2018, Sat, Nov 3 2018, Sun, Nov 4 2018, Mon, Nov 5 2018, Tue, Nov 6 2018, Wed, Nov 7 2018, Thu, Nov 8 2018, Fri, Nov 9 2018, Sun, Nov 11 2018, Mon, Nov 12 2018, Tue, Nov 13 2018, Wed, Nov 14 2018, Thu, Nov 15 2018, Fri, Nov 16 2018, Sat, Nov 17 2018, Sun, Nov 18 2018, Mon, Nov 19 2018, Tue, Nov 20 2018, Wed, Nov 21 2018, Thu, Nov 22 2018  6:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 15 2018 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:22 days
Difficulty Rating:D6: Difficult to Advanced
Event Coordinator(s): Lorrie W
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 11 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This event is now a go!

We will be trekking to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes from the Nepal side. The trek to Everest Base Camp conjures up visions of sheer awe and beauty, of a magical land far away. After flying into Kathmandu and then Lukla, one is taken through traditional Sherpa villages, meeting Sherpa people and learning about their customs. Rhododendron forests eventually lead up to glacial moraines and the Himalayan foothills, and after acclimatizing in various villages, the trek leads to the base of the world's highest mountain. Base Camp is located at an elevation of 5,364m. We will be hiring a Sherpa guide(s) to lead the hike (not porters). Please note we will not be doing this section of the trek with a professional outfitter but rather, as a group with guides hired for safety reasons.

The number of guides will be hired as follows:

1. A group of 4-5 (with one guide)
2. A group of 6-8 (with two guides)

The itinerary is as follows:

We will be departing Calgary on Nov 1, 2018 and starting the trek from Lukla to Phakding on Nov 4, 2018.

Day 1: Leave Calgary, Canada

Day 2: Arrive in Kathmandu, stay overnight in Kathmandu

Day 3: Visit Kathmandu, stay overnight in Kathmandu

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Day 4: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding, stay overnight in Phakding

Day 5: Trek to Namche Bazaar, stay overnight in Namche Bazaar

Day 6: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, stay overnight in Namche Bazaar

Day 7: Trek to Dhole, stay overnight in Dhole

Day 8: Trek to Machhermo, stay overnight in Machhermo

Day 9: Trek to Gokyo Lakes, stay overnight in Gokyo

Day 10: Acclimatization in Gokyo, hike to Gokyo Ri, stay overnight in Gokyo

Day 11: Trek to Thangnak, stay overnight in Thangnak

Day 12: Trek through Cho La pass to Dzongla, stay overnight in Dzongla

Day 13: Trek to Lobuche, stay overnight in Lobuche

Day 14: Trek to Gorakshep + trek to Everest Base Camp, stay overnight in Gorkshep

Day 15: Climb to viewpoint at Kala Pattar and trek to Dingboche, stay overnight in Dingboche

Day 16: Trek to Khyanjuma (Kenjoma), stay overnight in Khyanjuma (Kenjoma)

Day 17: Trek to Ghat, stay overnight in Ghat

Day 18: Trek to Lukla, stay overnight in Lukla

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Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu, stay overnight in Kathmandu

Day 20: Visit, shop and/or site see Kathmandu, stay overnight in Kathmandu

Day 21: Fly to Calgary, Canada

Day 22: Arrive in Calgary, Canada

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Total anticipated cost of this trip is $3,500 Canadian, inclusive of airfare from Calgary to Kathmandu, Kathmandu to Lukla and return from Lukla to Kathmandu to Calgary. This cost also includes, meals, accommodations, permits, guide(s), snacks, showers and tip for the guide(s).

Our guide will book our flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, as well as our accommodations in Kathmandu for our arrival. The cost of the guide, guide insurance, tea lodges on the 15 day actual trek and permits is $480.00 U.S. and needs to be sent to the guide as soon as possible to secure our flight to Lukla on Nov 4, 2018. Please note, we are trekking in Nepal's “high season” and the Lukla flight and tea lodges are quickly filling up. There will be no guarantees you will be able to join the group if you do not commit sooner than later. As soon as we have a minimum of 4 committed to this trip and funds sent to the Sherpa guide, we will secure the guide, our flight to Lukla and our tea house accommodations.

Each person will be responsible for sending their own non-refundable payment of $480.00 U.S. via Western Union to our Sherpa so he can book the Lukla flight and pay for the guide, permits and tea lodge accommodations. Your coordinator has the particulars of where to send the payment to when you are ready to send the funds.

Once you have signed up, you will be sent the itinerary details and expected costs for each component of this trip.

There is a fantastic link to the map of the region below. Please click on the link and click on the map to review the itinerary destinations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the coordinator.

References & Resources:
· Evere st Base Camp (Wikipedia)
· Natural ly Nepal - official tourism board website for Nepal
· Map of the Trek
· YouTube Videos - there are numerous YouTube videos available of the Everest Base Camp trek from 2016 and 2017 treks.

Required Items to Bring:
   · Trekking pack, clothes, daily snacks, sleeping bag, trekking boots, poles, etc. · Your coordinator will provide you with a complete listing of items to bring should you require it.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $3.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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