Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
|Duration : 15 days||Accommodation : Standard | Deluxe hotel | Lodges|
|Season : Sept – June||Transport : Flight | Private vehicle|
About Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
One of the most lovely trips in Nepal is the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. First of all, you can enjoy the Himalayan beauty. You can also enjoy Gokyo’s holy lakes. The journey is not only incredible, but it is also very culturally rich. You can experience the Sherpa culture together with the natural delight. Khumbu is a main settlement of Sherpas. The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is even more lovely than the regular Everest Base Camp Trek!
You can also take pleasure in the region’s beautiful river valleys. You’ll also be visiting the lovely Gokyo Lake. In strong religious regards, Hindu people keep the Gokyo Lake. Similarly, Hindu people think that the Snake Gods-the Nagas abode is the Gokyo Lake. The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is an ideal option for Khumbu trekking.
Highlights of the Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking
The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek includes the Khumbu’s finest attributes. It starts with a lovely short flight to Lukla. You will also tour renowned settlements and villages in Khumbu. Among others, the trekking route passes Namche Bazaar, Dole and Machhermo. The magnificent landscapes of the Everest Himalayas accompany all the travelers. You can see beautiful views of mountain peaks such as Cho Oyu, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, etc. The trek of the Everest Gokyo Lake avoids the regular trekking route. Correspondingly, taking you through a less traveled path alternates. Throughout the trip you can witness the Sherpa culture. Mani stone walls and tiny chortens with flags of prayer are found on the trip constantly. In addition, you will also tour the Gokyo RI. Besides Kalapatthar, it is particularly renowned for being a unique viewpoint. From Gokyo RI you can see incredible panoramic views of the Everest massif.
Best Time to do the Gokyo Lake Trekking
Spring and autumn times are the best time to do the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. The finest months to make the journey are March to May and September to December. Join us in this adventure, therefore! It’s a wonderful journey you’re going to enjoy to the fullest.
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DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU, NEPAL
You will be welcomed by one of the officials of our company upon your arrival. He’ll assist your transfer to your Kathmandu lodging. Today there are no scheduled events, so you can rest and get your bearings at the hotel. Further plans and programs about the journey will also be briefed to you by the official.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Today you’re going to have a lovely Kathmandu Valley sightseeing trip. The trip involves a visitof the city’s four main UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll tour Pashupatinath’s ancient Hindu temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Durbar Square in Kathmandu. You’ll be transferred to your hotel after the trip. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours
You’re going to fly to Lukla today. For an early flight to Lukla, you will be taken to the airport.The short flight offers excellent mountain peak views. At the brink of Khumbu’s Dudh Koshi River Valley, you will find your journey from Lukla to Phakding, a lovely village. Along the way, you can glimpse the Kusum Kanguru Peak exceptionally beautiful. Overnight stay at the guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283) Walking Distance - 10 to 12 km, Duration: 6 hours
You will cross the road from Phakding that will bring you to Monjo, where the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park is located. From here, the area is surrounded by dense pine and rhododendron woodland. Following the path, you will walk along the route, like Tok Tok and Jorsale, through small villages. Cross a suspension bridge across the Dudh Koshi River and walk uphill to Namche Bazaar, the famous Himalayan town. Overnight stay at the guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05 - Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel
This day is especially sectioned for acclimatization. We will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m), supposed to be the highest airport in the world, then continue climbing to Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On the way back, we visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06 - Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5 hrs
The simple routes in walking up to Kyangjuma & hike steeply out of the valley through woods of rhododendron, giving way to fragrant juniper stands and large conifers as the altitude rises. This hike is particularly lovely when the rhododendrons bloom in spring. The paths cross many Kharkas, summer settlements used to graze in these high grasslands when Sherpas take herds of yaks. The route goes through Tongba settlements (3950 m) and Gyele settlements (3960 m) to Dole where there are few lodges. Khumbila and Tawache’s views (6542 m) are amazing all day long. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07 - Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 4-5 hours
Trail climbs at (4220 m) to Lambara and at (4360 m) to Luza. In most locations, the tails are high as they climb through brush junipers. Wherever there is a flat spot and the smallest trace of water, there are Kharkas. The trails continue climbing along the valley side, high above the river, crossing at sandy trails to Machhermo (4410 m). In 1974, Yeti killed three yaks here in Machhermo and tied a Sherpa female. This is the most recorded incidence of yeti ever. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08 - Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) Duration: 4 -5 hours
For an excellent view down the valley to Kantega and up to Cho-Oyu (8201 m), we climb a ridge. The valley extends beyond the ridge as the trail passes through Pangka at (4390 m), then goes to the bank of the river before climbing up to the Ngozumpa Glacier’s terminal moraine. It is a steep climb up the moraine, switching back along the stream to the first small lake at (4650 m), where there is a group of green Brainy ducks. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09 - Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/17880ft) Duration: 4-5 hours
For a panoramic view of the Mahalangur Himalayan range, you will wake up early and climb up to the Gokyo-RI. It takes about 2 hours to climb to the top of the peak with a panoramic view of Cho-Oyu, the Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and the Tawache. It also offers a fantastic view of the Ngozumpa glacier, Nepal’s largest glacier. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10 - Trek back to Dole (4200m/13776ft)
Today we trek back to Dole which will take 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11 - Trek back to Namche
Today we trek back to Namche for 6 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12 - Trek back to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 6-7 Hours
The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13 - Fly back to Kathmandu
Bidding farewell to the mountains with a 30-minutes amazing scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arriving back at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 14 - Leisure day
This day in Kathmandu is a rest day. You can spend the day relaxing in the city or shopping according to your preferences. Overnight stay at Kathmandu. Breakfast included.
Day 15 - Tour Ends/Farewell
You will be transported to the airport three hours before your scheduled flight by one of the officials from our company, from where you will leave with lovely travel experiences. Including breakfast.
- All ground transport in a private vehicle including airport transfers
- Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek. Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
- Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
- Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
- Duffle bag for trekking
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medicine kit
- Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the above itinerary
- Personal Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
- Soft drinks including water
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot showers during the trek except when in Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Personal trekking equipment
- WiFi internet and phone call unless its free.
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
Cost & Dates
Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.