Hike to the Roof of the World!
Gokyo Lake (source: Cooper7979 on Wikimedia)
From March 14 to April 1, 2018, I will be leading a trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal. The trip is with Portland-based Embark Exploration Co., and we will be taking a slightly less-traveled route known as the Gokyo Lakes.
I could not be more excited about this trip. Nepal is hikers’ heaven, as far as I’m concerned, and some of the places we will visit on this 15-day trek are famous the world over:
Lukla, where we fly in from Kathmandu on one of the most famous flights in the world
Namche Bazaar, a Sherpa village where we spend a day acclimatizing
Tengboche, home of a large Buddhist monastery
View from Tengboche (source: shicks via Wikimedia)
The Gokyo Lakes, sacred bodies of water 15,000 above sea level
Everest Base Camp at the foot of the world’s highest mountain
Kalapathar, an 18,000-foot-high viewpoint above the base camp
Before and after the trek, we will have time to explore Kathmandu, with its famous medieval streets and places holy to Buddhists and Hindus alike. It’s a city that should be high on everyone’s “bucket list,” and it certainly is on mine.
If you are interested, get in touch with me today, and I will put you on the list for more updates. I can also send a detailed itinerary.