EVEREST BASE CAMP/GOIKO RI
A CHALLENGE TO EVEREST BASE CAMP THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.
16 OCTOBER / 2 NOVEMBER
6 - 12 PEOPLE
A NEW WAY OF TRAVELING THAT IS HERE TO STAY
I´M NOT A TRADICIONAL GUIDE
Long before you come on a trip you and I will have already met.
I WANT TO KNOW WHO ARE YOU.
You can never book a trip without talking to me first.
ONLINE WORKOUT AND MINDSET
We will start this challenge months in advance and prepare ourselves physically and mentally.
BRUTAL CONNECTION AND NEW FRIENDS
We travel with people you don’t know who will become true friends.
THIS IS NOT A CONVENTIONAL HIKING TRIP
It is difficult to explain the emotion that organizing this experience evokes. Like all things in life there is balance.. We all have good and bad habits or routines, similarly, there are travel experiences that will be forever remembered as perfect and other that have been a complete misfire. The experiences that we remember as perfect have come together completely naturally in an explosion of great people, breathtaking nature and unforgettable activity. Trail if a traveller has now perfected that ATOMIC Combination.
I welcome you to the trip that will mark a before and after in your life as a whole and in the way you travel. What better destination is there to delve into, other than the most spectacular and revered mountain range on this earth. The Himalayas! Our experience will take us to the base camp of the world’s highest peak and on a circular tour of the incredible Gokyo Lakes.
Let’s get down to earth – Surprisingly, the most important thing about our trips is not the destination. Although this may not be a view shared by all, We strongly believe that the ignition for the explosion we create is the power of the group. My task is the select 11 of the most incredible humans who can come together and make this trip a success. By the end of the trip you will understand exactly what I’m talking about – ‘The beginning of the trip comes with the beginning of a friendship’ – Trail of a Traveler.
The most beautiful thing about this travel project is bringing together a group of strangers who, through shared travel experience, learn from one-another and the world around them to create incredible friendships.
The time is now!
If you’re ready for the challenge of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake – YOU’RE INVITED!
1. HIKING EVEREST BASE CAMP AND GOIKO RI
This trip will encompass unforgettable terrain as we ascend peaks, trek through glacier fields and cross a gnarly 5420m mountain pass. We will start our trip by flying to Lukla and enter the khumbu Valley, where we will find our guide and enjoy meeting some charming locals. To ensure our safety and have comfort in having expert local knowledge, our guide (often referred to as a Sherpa) will accompany us on our trek. The Sherpas are Himalayan people from the borders of Nepal and Tibet and are renowned for their mountaineering expertise.
Nestled on a steep hillside with multicolored houses built in an amphitheater layout, Nanche Bazar is going to take our breath away. To further submerge ourselves in the beautiful culture of the region we will visit the Khumbu village of Tengboche, Where we will have the opportunity to participate in Buddhist ceremony.
Our Trek will take us via the emerald-green Gokyo Lake, Gokyi Ri peak and Chola Pass. An early ascent of Kala Pattar will be sure to get our blood flowing in build-up to our ascent up the Khumbu Glacier where our goal of Mount Everest base camp awaits us at 5,364m elevation.
2. THIS TRIP IS FOR YOU IF...
This trip will not only test you physically but mentally too.. If you can say yes to the these statements then get ready to submerge yourself in an unforgettable experience!
1. You want to share an authentic experience with a group of unknown people.
2. You are a positive person willing to commit to 100% adventure.
3. You are willing to challenge your limits, and help others.
4. You are a proactive person who adapts easily to changes.
5. You like hiking and you are looking for new challenges with new friends.
6. You are comfortable with shared accommodation, cooking as a group and learning from one-another.
3. SCARED OF HEIGHTS? NOT IN SHAPE?... DON'T WORRY. TRAIL OF A TRAVELLER TRAINING CLUB
Trail of a traveler welcomes and encourages people of all fitness levels and experience so we’ve put together The Trail of a Traveler Training Club!
If you feel like you’re not ready for such a big adventure then we can train together for 2 months running up to the trip to make sure you’re in the best shape possible.
4. WHO ACCOMPANIES YOU ON THIS ADVENTURE?
Traveller, adventurer and creator of unique experiences with unique people.
Pablo, founder of Trail of a Traveller, certified hiking and wilderness guide and creator of experiences that connect people with nature and with each other.
I love travelling, nature and meeting people, I wanted to combine my three passions to create unique and unforgettable trips.
I am in charge of coordinating the trip, designing it and choosing the people for these adventures. I am responsible for keeping the group together from start to finish.
I am a person who cares about your well-being throughout the trip, you will always have me there no matter what.
5. WHAT MAKES THIS TRIP UNIQUE?
I am only going to tell you a few details, this may seem strange but the surprise elements are all part of the journey!
1. The trip is fully planned by me, there may be changes or decisions that we will make as a group. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN MY TRIP IS NOT THE DESTINATION, IT IS THE GROUP AND ITS THE COMMITMENT.
2. The success of the trip lies in the power and unity of the group. If you want to participate in this adventure you have to give your 100%. As a coordinator of the trip, I will take care of creating a positive environment to enjoy as much as possible.
3. We will Meet people with the same mindset who will become friends forever.
4. This is not a traditional trip. If you have something to say, share it with the group, we will become a family.
5. Team dynamics and games will be organized to build our strength and individuals and as a team.
WE TRAVEL IN AN AUTHENTIC WAY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW EACH OTHER AND WHEN THE TRIP STARTS YOU DON’T WANT IT TO END.
THERE WILL BE TWO THINGS THAT I WILL ASK YOU FOR ON THIS TRIP.
Don’t worry it’s nothing scary! Just to keep things interesting, these two things will only be revealed to the lucky applicants that are invited to join the EXPERIENCE.
Here’s the day to day schedule of the trip… Although, I assure you that there will be a lot more along the way
DAY 1 Your home - Kathmandu.
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. We can take advantage of the afternoon to stroll through the Thamel neighborhood, where we will find all kinds of restaurants and shops, it is a world apart within the city, where you can buy what you need for the trek.
DAY 2 Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding
In the morning, transfer to the airport and flight by plane for about 40 minutes to Lukla (2,840 m.). During the flight we will enjoy the impressive views of the Himalayas. Upon arrival in Lukla, we will meet our porters and begin the trek to Phakding. Accommodation. Trek: 3 hours.
DAY 3 Phakding – Namche Bazar
After breakfast, early, we begin the trek downhill along the Dhud Khosi River to the entrance of the Sagarmantha National Park where we will carry out the required procedures and registration. We will cross the suspension bridge and continue to the village of Jorsale, from there a continuous climb will take us to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. Accommodation. Trek: 5 hours.
DAY 4 Namche Bazar Acclimatization day.
We have breakfast and walk to Syanboche to acclimatize, we will enjoy the views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thansherku, Kusumkangaru, the show is sublime. We will do a short trek to the Everest View hotel, and to the villages of Khunde and Khumjung. In the afternoon, stroll through Namche, and visit the Tibetan markets. Accommodation. Trek: 5 hours.
DAY 5 Namche Bazar – Phortse Thanga
We leave early going up the steep streets of Namche, along the Gompa road, we will turn right after the big rock with Buddhist images. The road ascends to Khumjung, then descends to the Dudhkoshi (Milk River) valley. The road is spectacular, we can see the Ama Dablam. Along the way we came across the long caravans of yaks; we arrive at Phortse Thanga. Accommodation. Trek: 4 hours.
DAY 6 Phortse Thanga – Machermo
This day will be short to acclimatize in good conditions. The road crosses rhododendron forests and offers us the first view of Cho Oyu (8201 m). After posing through the towns of Labharma and Luza, we arrived at Machermo. Accommodation. Trek: 5 hours.
DAY 7 Machermo – Gokyo Ri (5340m) – Gokyo (4750m)
Early in the morning, we will go to the peak of Gokyo (5340 m), a steep ascent during the first 40 minutes, it will take us an hour to reach the peak with its traditional prayer flags, the long serpentine of the itinerary allows us to take multiple perspectives of the wonderful emerald-green lakes of Gokyo, as well as the mighty tongue of the
Ngozumba glacier. As we ascend, we confirm that Mount Gokyo Ri is the best viewpoint in the Everest area. From here we can admire Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,501 m), and further away Makalu (8,463 m). We will descend and enjoy the wonderful images of Lake Gokyo. Accommodation. Trek: 8 hours.
DAY 8 Gokyo – Thagna
We walk to the base of the Cho La pass. The route will serve as acclimatization, we ascend to 5483 m., to go back down to 4900 m. Accommodation. Trek: 4 hours.
DAY 9 Thagna – Cho La Pass – Dzonglha
This day is important because of the altitude and the possible snow that we can find, it begins with a steep climb, and after an hour and a half of walking, we will reach a pass at 5000 m. from where we will already see the Chola Pass. Approximately in 4 hours. we will reach the top, pass the mountain pass and enjoy from there the imposing view of Cho Oyu. Strong descent through a long valley until we find the views of Lake Cho La, we arrive at
Dzonglha. Accommodation. Trek: 8 hours.
DAY 10 Dzonglha – Lobuche
The path that ascends is wide and comfortable, it soon becomes a steep ascent, we enter the moraine of the Khumbu glaciers , we arrived at Lobuche. Accommodation. Trek: 5 hours.
DAY 11 Lobuche – Everest Base Camp – Gorakshep
Very early we started the trek to Everest, the great goal. We ascend through the Khumbu valley to Gorakshep, we continue towards the Base Camp, we are walking above 5,000 meters, we will go slowly and enjoy the path
between two glaciers. Upon arrival we will experience unrepeatable emotions, we are in a mythical place, we will meet mountaineers from different corners of the planet, from there the mountaineers try to conquer the roof of the world. We will walk in front of the mythical Khumbu Waterfall, we will rest while we are overwhelmed by the only sound produced by the detachment of the ice. We have reached the end of the last road in the world. We return to Gorakshep. Accommodation. Trek: 8:30 a.m.
DAY 12 Gorakshep – Kala Pattar - Dingboche
Very early we go to the summit of Kala Pattar, we will go well dressed and the walk will be done very slowly, the march to the top is the highest point of the route. The path culminates on a peak crowned by prayer flags, we are at the closest point where we can contemplate Mount Everest (8,848 m.) from the Nepalese slope, although the protagonism is shared with the Nuptse peak (7,861 m.) that appears in the foreground on the Khumbu glacier.
The 360 degree scenery is spectacular, sublime. We start the road down towards Dingboche, the journey is
intense, although the road becomes pleasant along the edge of a stream, shepherds’ houses and with the colors of the sunset. Accommodation. Trek: 7 hours
DAY 13 Dingboche – Tengboche
After breakfast we will go down and pass through towns such as dingboche pangboche somare until we reach Tengboche. In the afternoon we will try to go see the ceremony of Buddhist monks and if not in the afternoon the next day in the morning. Night at the hostel, 4-hour hike.
DAY 14 Tengboche – Monju
We start a simple trek, dizzying descent until we cross the suspension bridge over the river with turquoise and white waters, we pass through Jorsale to Phakding. Accommodation. Trek: 5 hours.
DAY 15 Monju - Phakding - Lukla
The road crosses Ghat and Thadokosi, the union of two large rivers over the suspension bridge will allow us to enjoy a wonderful moment. Ascent towards Lukla, something of us has stayed on the path that has taken us through the Khumbu Glacier towards the most impressive mountain circus on the planet, a strange feeling
invades us, between sadness and joy, a feeling of nostalgia, in images of great beauty, unforgettable, have remained in our memory. Accommodation. Trek: 7 hours.
DAY 16 Lukla - Kathmandu
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Day leisure and surprise game at Kathmadu.
DAY 17 Kathmandu
We can dedicate this day to visit the city of Kathmandu, the Pasupatinath temple, the most important Hindu temple in all of Nepal where we will see cremations in the sacred river. Boudanath, is another of the places that we can visit, the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world, it is a beautiful place surrounded by picturesque houses and where we can have a drink on one of the terraces of the roofs of the buildings, with very good views towards the square and the stupa.
DAY 18 SO SAD. KATHAMANDU - AT HOME
International flight and farewell. Private transportation will be arranged to the airport.
FROM DREAM TO REALITY
ARE YOU AFRAID OF A 15 DAYS HIKING? IN THE 2 PREVIOUS MONTHS WE ARE GOING TO TRAIN TOGETHER AND BE READY FOR THIS CHALLENGE! YOU HAVE MY FULL SUPPORT TO SHOW YOU HOW CAPABLE YOU ARE! … REGARDLESS OF YOUR CURRENT ABILITY.
INSCRIPTION TRIP (MY SERVICES) 1449 CAD
In this section I will explain what my services consist of.
This is what I bill you for my work.
Which includes the following:
- My services as accompanying guide and coordinator of the entire experience, Organization and preparation of the entire adventure.
- Participation in the adventure in the EVEREST BASE CAMP during the days of the trip, in a particular style of travel.
- Creation of an unforgettable group of totally unknown people, who get along and will become friends in record time.
- Accompaniment and leadership of the group during the trip.
- Pre-trip help with all the paperwork, FLIGHTS… and any questions you may have.
- 3 months online training.
- Access to the Telegram group or Whatsapp to meet and be in contact with the other groupmates.
- Design and preparation of dynamics, games and challenges that give the adventure a special touch.
- Photos of the entire trip
- Incredible surprise at the end of the trip.
You must advance 250 Cad towards this total of 1449 Cad when you formally join the team after the call.
45 days prior to the start of the trip, the balance must be paid.
E-transfer or a bank transfer can be used to pay for this. When the time comes, I will provide you the specifics.
EVEREST BASE CAMP HIKING GUIDE 1300 CAD
What does this Service include?
- Transportation in Kathmandu valley in the plans mentioned above in the travel plans
- Monuments and entrance fees in Kathmandu
- Trekking permits
- Meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)
- Accommodation in Kathmandu in 3-star hotel category and during the trek on twin sharing basis
- Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
- Porter during the trek (1 porter for 2 people in the group) and guide during the trekking
- Guide fees in Kathmandu
- hot water shower
- Beverages during the trek
- Travel Insurance
- Internet during the trek
INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED.
Each participant is responsible for purchasing his or her own tickets. We usually get together one day and buy them all at the same time.
THE TOTAL PRICE OF THIS EXPERIENCE TRIP IS: 2749CAD + FLIGHTS
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
FILL OUT THE FORM
Click on the form that appears. Fill it out, and be honest. Tell me why you want to join one of my experiences
The key moment. Once I have read your form, we will have a phone call where we will get to know each other and see if you are the right person to join one of the expeditions.
I will call you personally to let you know if you have been selected or not.
Is there a minimum group size for this trip?
This trip will require a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 10 people. In case the group is not formed, don’t worry, I will refund the full amount of your reservation.
Are there any other travel dates?
The dates indicated are fixed. There is no guarantee that there will be more other dates or if the destination will be repeated.
How do I know if I will fit into the group of people?
This is one of my responsibilities as a trip coordinator. I am in charge of choosing the right people to form the best possible team. My advice is to be the way you are. Be aware that you come with other people, give your 100% to the group and be the best of yourself with other people.
Do i have to buy the flight tickets?
You must buy your own flight ticket, but im going to help you to find the best one to get there. Dont worry I’ll be with you all the time helping and answering all your questions.
Do i need travel insurance?
Is mandatory to get a Travel insurance if you are a member of this trip. If you have benn selected I’ll help you with that.
Do you have any more questions?
If you have more questions do not hesitate to contact me by email – whatsapp or call me directly.
Can I make the same trip on my own?
Of course you can make the trip on your own, but it’s a different thing if you will live the experience with the group of people that you dont know and who will become your family.
What are the accommodations like?
We are going to sleep in a 3 stars hotel at Katmandhu and Tea Houses during our trekking.
Where and what are we going to eat and cook?
Mostly all the meals are included in the price. Yummy nepali food.
What are the gear-checklist on this trip?
Once the group is formed I will send a checklist with all the detailed information about what we need for our trips. I warn you that it is better to bring what you ONLY need for the trip.
Do I need a hiking experience?
You don’t need a hiking experience. As a hiking guide, one of my responsibilities is to help you to get the hiking goal, ALSO WE HAVE PORTERS WHO HELP US WITH ALL OF OUR GEAR. IN THE 3 MONTH LEAD UP – TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED TO GET US ALL IN OUR BEST SHAPE
Is there an age limit for this trip?
At least 18 years old or older, everyone is welcome in my trips.