The Gokyo Lakes region at the head of the Dudh Kosi Valley provides a more tranquil trek through the Sherpa heartland that affords ample time for acclimatisation with opportunities to savour the mountain panoramas from beautiful alpine campsites. The highlight of the trek is our ascent of Gokyo Ri. From the summit we gain superb views of Everest as well as the 8000m peaks of Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Taking part in the trek along with Mark Inglis, you will not only get to experience a stunning part of the world, but will help to raise funds for a great charity Limbs4All, committed to helping some of the 400 million disabled people in the world to express their potential by supporting projects and individuals in India, Nepal and worldwide.
Trip Duration: 20 days
Summary: 20 day trip, 15 day trek, 4 nights hotel, 9 nights camping and 6 nights eco lodge
About your leader/escort
For Mark Inglis, standing on the summit of Mount Everest had always been
a boyhood dream, a dream that he thought he had lost in 1982 when as a Search
and Rescue Mountaineer in New Zealand’s majestic Mount Cook National Park, he
had a ‘hiccup’ (in Mark’s words) in his climbing career, stuck in an ice cave
dubbed ‘Middle Peak Hotel’ near the summit of Mount Cook for 14 days. As a
result of this stay Mark lost both legs below the knees to frostbite.
Mark achieved his dream to summit Mount Everest in 2006 and became the
first double amputee to do so. Mark is also a winemaker, well known author,
patron of the Cambodia Trust and patron of the NZ/Nepal Foundation. Mark will
help interpret the magical place that are the mountains of Nepal and will fill
your evenings with tales of adventure and survival and help motivate you to
achieve your goals.
* 19 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 16 dinners * airport transfers in Kathmandu * flights Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu approx. US$290 * 15kgs luggage allowance on Kathmandu/Lukla flights (10kg checked and 5kg hand) * expert bilingual guide * group medical kit * good quality accommodation in Kathmandu * accommodation in eco lodges and eco campsites during trek * the use of World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre filled jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US $500) * souvenir World Expeditions kit bag * private transportation * all park entrance fees and trekking permits * porters to carry all personal and group equipment * porter's insurance * sighseeing in Kathmandu as listed on itinerary * Donation to limbs4all charity *
Stunning views of Mount Everest and surrounds
Ascent of Gokyo Ri
Fully supported camping based trek including 3 hearty meals per day prepared by our cooks
Visit Gokyo Lakes
Ample acclimatisation days built in
Himalayan mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return
Sightseeing in Kathmandu - Pashupatinath (a major Hindu shrine) and the giant Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath
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