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Gokyo Lake Trekking

Trip Facts

Destination:Nepal

Total Duration:14 Days

Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full board in Trekking

Transportation:Private Vehicle

Recommended Month:Mar - May / Aug - Nov

Accommodation:Hotel/Guest House

Max sleeping altitude :4790m

Max crossing altitude:5357m

Minimum Pax :1 Or more

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Gokyo Lake Trek takes you to a magical journey to the frozen lakes of Gokyo. One of the highest settlement of the world, Gokyo stands still at an elevation of 4790 meters at the foothill of the Gokyo RI. The team of the Gangajamuna Treks will take you to a thrilling journey on the trails of the Everest Region. This trek offers us extraordinary views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Changtse, Nuptse, Amadablam and Makalu of the Mahalangur mountain range.

The trek starts with a flight to the Tenzin and Hilary Airport at the village of Lukla. From there, we make our way to the biggest village of the Khumbu Region. In this trek, we will get to the beautiful lake village of Gokyo. We will get a chance to explore the six frozen lakes of the Gokyo Valley. The trek offers us views of the Khumbu Glacier, the highest glacier of the world and also the Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier of the country. Completion of this trek takes upto 13-18 days based on your schedule and requires a moderate to strenuous level of fitness.

 

Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley – places of cultural world heritage site by UNESCO
  • Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Back
  • Trekking through Sherpa cultural villages
  • Accommodation in comfortable lodges owned by local peoples
  • Gokyo Lakes located an altitude of 4700 to 5000 miters
  • Spectacular view of Mount Everst and hundreds of other mountains surrounding

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03:Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m, 4/5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 05:Acclimatization day. Overnight at Tea House

Day 06:Namche bazaar to Dole (4200m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 07:Dole to Machchhermo (4470m, 4/5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 08:Machchhermo to Gokyo (4790m, 5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 09:Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri (5357m). Overnight at Tea House

Day 10:Gokyo to Dole (4200m, 5 hrs.) .Overnight at Tea House

Day 11:Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 12:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House

Day 13:Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel

Day 14:Departure

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Cost Include

  • All your arrival and departure arrangement 
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing 
  • Every morning breakfast in your stay at Kathmandu 
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with professional guide, private transportation and entrance fees
  • Flight cost of Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Everest national park permit and TIMS card
  • Three times foods a day during your trekking
  • Three times hot drinks a day during your trekking
  • English speaking trekking guide and supporter in trekking
  • Salary, Foods, Accommodation, Insurance, Equipment of Guide/ supporter
  • Sleeping bag and warm jacket in returnable based if you need 
  • Emergency evacuation arrangement

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • More than 3 nights’ accommodation, activities in Kathmandu if you come early from your trek
  • Bottled drinks, Bar bills
  • Personal expenses, Personal equipment, Insurance, Medical expenses, Emergency evacuation
  • Any Tipping 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport. Overnight at HotelOne of our staff will pick you up at the airport and guide you to your hotel room. There, you can prepare your equipment for the upcoming trek. In the evening, you will be welcomed and briefed about the trek in a soiree hosted by the company. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trip preparation. Overnight at HotelWe explore the world heritage sites of the valley today. We will be exploring the religious world heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath. We will also be exploring the Kathmandu Durbar Square which is one of the three royal palaces of the Kathmandu Valley. We will return to the hotel for our final preparation.

Day 03Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m, 4/5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseAn early morning flight of 30 minutes will take us to the Tenzin and Hilary Airport of the Lukla village. Then, we will start with an easy hike and arrive at Cheplung in about an hour. We then, cross a couple of suspension bridges to arrive at the village of Phakding. This trip gives us our first views of the Himalayas. Overnight at tea house.

Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea House After breakfast, we will start our hike to the Sherpa Village of Namche. We have to cross several bridges and ascent uphill to arrive at Namche. First, we will reach Monjo, the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park. Then, we will descend to cross a suspension bridge above the Dudh Koshi River to reach the village of Jorsale. From there, we will cross several suspension bridges and hike upwards until we arrive at the heart of the Sherpa village. Overnight at tea house.

Day 05Acclimatization day. Overnight at Tea HouseTo prevent ourselves from Acute Mountain Sickness, we only take short hikes today. We stroll around the village exploring beautiful memoirs and other items. We will also visit the Sherpa museum which resides in a fairly steep hill. There are also several bakeries and internet cafes where we can enjoy and check our emails. Overnight at tea house.

Day 06Namche bazaar to Dole (4200m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseWe start our trek easy as we get above the village and then follow a flat trail above the Dudh Koshi. We then split ourselves from the trail that goes to Tengboche and follow our trail to the sign post of Gokyo. The trail from there is uphill so, we will have to ascent continuously to arrive at the village of Mong La. We start descending to the village of Phortse Tenga and again climb our way up to Dole. Overnight at tea house.

Day 07Dole to Machchhermo (4470m, 4/5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseAfter breakfast, we will take off to the village of Machhermo. The hike is steep climb uphill. We start off with getting above the village of Dole and then, making our way through a flat terrain enjoying the view of the sixth highest peak, Cho Oyu, and other high peaks of Taboche and Cholatse. After a couple of hours, we will arrive at the Luza. Machhermo is just above the village of Luza. The hike upto the village will be totally worth it as the views of tall lingering mountains and enormous Ngozumpa Glacier is totally breathtaking. Overnight at tea house.

Day 08Machchhermo to Gokyo (4790m, 5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseAs every other day, we start our day by climbing up the ridge behind Machhermo. We descend down for a while before we climb up a narrow rocky trail until we arrive at the first of the six lakes of Gokyo. The first lake is quite green and weedy. From there, the trail becomes pretty flat until we reach the second lake which is also green in color but a lot deeper than the first one. The village of Gokyo is filled with colorful lodges and all those lodges offer magical views of the Gokyo Lakes. Overnight at tea house.

Day 09Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri (5357m). Overnight at Tea HouseEarly in the morning, we will summit the barren peak of Gokyo RI. The path to the peak is zigzag and mazy. The climb takes about 2 hours as we slowly ascent through the prayer flags strung across some boulders. The view from the top of the mountain is just spectacular as the village of Gokyo seems tiny and the lakes seem bluish as the sun hits them. The panorama of massive peaks surrounding us will make the climb totally worthwhile. Back to the village with steep drop downhill. After a short break, we will visit the remaining Gokyo Lakes and a place called the Scoundrel’s viewpoint. The scene from that point is just remarkable as it takes us close to the longest glacier of Nepal, the Ngozumpa Glacier. Overnight at tea house.

Day 10Gokyo to Dole (4200m, 5 hrs.) .Overnight at Tea HouseWe will follow our trails to the village of Machhermo and then to the village of Dole. The descent to Machhermo is quite steep so we have to be careful around the edges. After lunch, we will descent to Dole, which is not as hard as the previous descent. Overnight at Dole.

Day 11Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m, 5 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseAfter breakfast, we will make our way to the Sherpa village of Namche. The walk to Phortse Tenga is easy as we walk through a forest of rhododendron. Before arriving at the Bazaar, we will ascent for a last time to reach the village of Mong. Overnight at tea house.

Day 12Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m, 6/7 hrs.). Overnight at Tea HouseToday, we drop down to the village of Lukla from where we started our journey. The trails are the same as before as we get through the villages of Phakding, Cheplung and Ghat. Overnight at tea house.

Day 13Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at HotelToday we will take a morning flight to Kathmandu and take rest of the day off. You can contact us if you need any kind of extra activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14Departure Our staff will pick you up at the hotel and guide you to the international airport. We bid you farewell.

Useful Info

  • Gokyo Lake Trekking require physically fit. previous trekking experience of trekking in altitude is helpful.

Trip Note

Our suggested itinerary can be customized as per clients requirement. You also can add Everest Base Camp with this itinerary. Including 3 high passes of Everest Region is also the option to add.

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