MUST READ - Important Guidelines (such as Participation Form, Membership Form, Pricing, Meet-up place for this event): https://goo.gl/AU4ajj You do not need to register or log in to have access to the Knowledge Base. Please make sure you go through the topics in the guidelines before clicking Yes/Going for this event and before posting any questions in the comment section. Minimum number of participants: 10 ~ (6 confirmed at the moment) We are looking for passionate hikers who have the intention of joining us; we're not interested in "maybes" or "wannabes"... Gosaikunda Lake is one of the most famous religious and pilgrimage sites of Nepal. It is located at an altitude of 4380m and is surrounded by peaks in Langtang National Park. This fascinating beauty along with the traditional civilization of Tamang people and their culture make this Gosaikunda trek one of a kind. The trek is not too strenuous, at an altitude between 2000 and 4000m asl. Only one day we will pass the 4000m mark when crossing the Laurebina Pass. Usually we hike about five to six hours a day, from guesthouse to guesthouse. The trek itself will take six days and leads us through forests of pine trees, bamboos, and rhododendrons. Once in the open you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of some of the highest mountains in the world: Manaslu (8163m), Langtang Lirung (7227m), and others of the Ganesh Himal range (7000+m).
MUST READ - Important Guidelines (such as Participation Form, Membership Form, Pricing, Meet-up place for this event): https://goo.gl/3QyKLC You do not need to register or log in to have access to the Knowledge Base. Please make sure you go through the topics in the guidelines before clicking Yes/Going for this event and before posting any questions in the comment section. We are looking for passionate hikers who have the intention of joining us; we're not interested in "maybes" or "wannabes"... The name Mount Everest seems to have a magic spell on most hikers. Although base camp (5,486m asl) is still more than 3,300 meters lower than Everest's actual summit, it's as close as we hikers can get without having to resort to mountain or alpine climbing equipment. This will be an event during which we will be amidst the pinnacles of the Himalayas for 16 days. We will spend the first night in Kathmandu in order to take a morning flight to Lukla (2,886m asl). After arriving in Lukla we'll take the bull straight by the horns and commence our 16 day trekking. We will hike directly in the direction of Everest Base Camp, passing the initial base camp in Gorakshep, where we are supposed to arrive on day 9. After our visit to EBC we crank up the volume a little bit more and push ourselves to Kala Patthar (5,545m asl), the highest point of our trek. Instead of returning the same way, we turn towards the icy trails of the Chola pass and the Gokya lakes. After the rest day in Gokyo we descend once more to an altitude which is similar to the one of EBC, heading for Gokyo Ri (5,483m asl). Then we start our gradual descent towards Lukla, tackling the multiple ups and downs along the trail. We realise that this trek can be done in a much shorter time, but we don't want to take any chances. We have built in three acclimatisation/rest days and hopefully this way we can avoid that any of us will be plagued with mountain sickness. The itinerary is such that it should help us to acclimatise during the trek and the elevation gain per day remains below 700 meters. The total hiking time per day varies and depends greatly on the individual participant, but someone with a decent fitness level will need to hike maximum six to seven hours a day. Only the trek to EBC itself might require an additional hour.