The trek will go through some of the most magnificent scenery in the world,
We're thrilled to have Micah Goodman, PhD on Board. Micah, an Israeli-American philosopher, will give lectures during the trek under the topic: "History Of God".
Everest Panorama Trek
Trek-Lukla to Gokyo Ri
*Trip Starts/Ends in Kathmandu*
12 Days ( 8 days of trekking)
5,400 meters/ 17,716 feet
This is an indescribably majestic, challenging, high-altitude, sherpa-assisted trek to one of the most spectacular vantage points on Earth - Gokyo Ri in the Everest Region. The Everest Panorama trek offers extraordinary views of Mt. Everest and panoramic view of four of the six highest mountains in the world: Lhotse (27,890'), Makalu (27,807'), Cho Oyu (26,750'), and, of course, Everest (29,035').
Our trip begins with a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (40 min), we hike to Namche Bazaar- the capital of the Everest region, and then continue our ascent through the Khumbu Valley, with the 8,000 meter Cho Oyu as our beacon.
In Namche Bazaar we'll meet the friendly Sherpa people, hike around town and enjoy the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. On Friday night we'll share a communal Shabbat dinner - talking philosophy and Torah with our guest lecturer, singing and creating a dynamic and spiritual Shabbat in the mountains.
After Shabbat and altitude adaptation in Namche Bazaar, we'll explore the beautiful Gokyo Lake region, which is ascending to the major highlight of our trek- Gokyo-Ri top (5,400 m /17,716 ft), there, you'll meet one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles; Mt Everest panorama views.
From Gokyo, we'll take a breathtaking helicopter ride back to Kathmandu where our journey ends.
THE ULTIMATE CLIMB
FOR THE ULTIMATE CAUSE
This year, a select group of climbers will trek to Gokyi Ri in the Everest region (5357m) on behalf of rural communities in extreme poverty.
Everest Panorama Trek
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Arrive Kathmandu - Arrival and free time
Kathmandu - Guided sightseeing, shopping, joining the Bhai Tika celebrations.
Mahadevbesi - Visiting Tevel's community development project at the beautiful village of Madevbesi, and returning to KTM in the early evening.
Lukla - A short flight from KTM to Lukla, and a 3 hour hike to Phakding.
Namche Bazaar - Hike to Namche Bazaar where we'll stay for 3 nights for Shabbat, resting and altitude adaptation.
We'll have a Shabbat dinner together, with fascinating talks about philosophy and Judaism, and short hikes in the area.
Dole - Early in the morning we'll take a slow and steady climb to Dole village. During the trail, you'll take a first glimpse of Cho Oyu, the 6th highest peak in the world.
Machhermo - Machhermo is a small village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It lies in the Dudh Kosi River valley and has an altitude of 4038m, it serves as a stopping point for trekkers on the way to Gokyo.
Gokyo - Our way from Machermo to Gokyo continues as you'll steadily ascend into the world of rock and snow, this is a high altitude climb and breathtakingly (literally) beautiful.
Gokyo-Ri - Machhermo - From here we'll enjoy the extraordinary views of Mt. Everest and panoramic view of four of the six highest mountains in the world, this indescribably magical place is the end of our journey, we'll descend back to Machhermo and leave by Helicopter to Kathmandu the day after.
Machhermo-Kathmandu - Early in the morning, a private helicopter will pick us up from Machhermo, this is an awe-inspiring short flight to Kathmandu. In the evening we'll meet for a farewell communal dinner.
Kathmandu - Unwinding, resting and time for shopping.
The above itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons outside of our control, including weather, terrain conditions, acclimatization, team member health, and fitness, etc. It is not unusual for adjustments to be made, and our guides use their good judgment to ensure the health, safety, and success of all members on the trek.