Gokyo Lake Trek

14 Day(s) From USD $ 1565 per pax Dates

Overview

Group Size Min 2 - Max 10
Accommodation 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Teahouse during trek
Difficulty Moderate
Max Alt. 5357 m at Gokyo Ri

Discover the charming & peaceful valley of Gokyo in Everest region. The immense & breathtaking views of 4 world's highest peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu & Makalu is a wonder-in-waiting for you to explore.

On your journey through the heart of Sherpaland, you'll uncover amazing cultural diversity & a range of enrich activities to leave you with a deeper appreciation of the trek.

Gokyo lake-lying at the head of Dudh Koshi valley provides an excellent alternative to the regular Everest base camp trek. The promising perspective of five alpine lakes, trek is tranquil & often quieter in comparison to other Everest region treks.

With striking sunset views, overlooking the clear Gokyo lake makes this trek unforgettable & yet you are provided with an extraordinary panorama of surrounding peaks.

By the time you complete this trek, you will be deeply moved by the visual array of majestic mountains & hospitality of local Sherpas.

Highlights

  • Witness the chain of six turquoises, glacial-fed lakes
  • Walk through the largest glacier in Himalaya-Ngozumpa glacier
  • Catch the views of Everest, Lhotse & Cho Oyu
  • Climb Gokyo Ri(5,357m) & return via Renjo La Pass (5,340m)
  • Cross the formidable Chola Pass.
  • Witness sherpa Town "Khumjung"- a home of yeti skull

Top things to do during Gokyo lake trek

  • Ride a Horse Sleighs, if you are lucky to get one
  • Hike along the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Sample some Himalayan cuisines
  • Attend Buddhist Or Hindu Prayer
  • Capture photo from Gokyo Ri
  • Catch lively cafe called cafe Danphe near Namche

Physical fitness

Expect to cover around (15 km) 5-6 hours of trekking each day, which is achievable but it's a tough call for immatures.

If you are one of those people can do a 45-minute jog or spinning class, then you can easily make it to Gokyo. No Extra training required. We’ve seen people from all walks of life-old, young, overweight & underweight completing the trek.

Best Time To Go

The Gokyo Lake Trek can be achieved through the year, but to get most out from Gokyo Lake Trek, the best time of the year is September-December (autumn) & March-May (spring). The reason behind these two seasons is-The weather. During these months, the weather is clear, sunny & pleasant for you to enjoy the Himalayan vistas with least effort. You don’t need rain gears on your backpack since rainfall is not expected on these seasons. The month of May is most rewarding because the rhododendron forest will blossom making it so delightful to watch.

Includes & Excludes

What's included ?

  • Accommodation at 3-star Hotel or similar category in Kathmandu
  • Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • All your standard Meals (B, L and D) during the trek
  • Domestic flights (as per the itinerary)
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide
  • General first aid kits
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
  • Trek staff and full porterage

What's excluded ?

  • Additional Add-ons to this trip*
  • Extra night accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure
  • Hot Shower, Wi-Fi, Power charging during the trekking or mountaineering
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section
  • Tips of a guide, porters, and driver as a token of appreciation.
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation as well as medical expenses and trip cancellation.

Detailed Itinerary (14)

  • Day 1 : Arrival In Kathmandu

    We are delighted to provide an airport pickup service as an innovative customer offering, our chauffeur will assist you with baggage & escort you to your Hotel. He will also help you with the check-in. Later in the evening, we will be hosting a welcome dinner

    Highlights:  Music, Cultural dance, the lively Thamel one-stop shop for backpackers, clubs & pubs, an array of restaurants.

    Accommodation: Kathmandu 4 star hotel.

    Elevation: 1,400 metres (4,600 feet)

  • Day 2 : Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding

    Airport transfer: 20 minutes drive

    Flight Kathmandu to Lukla: 30 minutes

    Trek Lukla to Phakding: 3 - 4 hours, Elevation: 2,610 m

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Difficulty: Easy.

    Highlights: Enthralling flight to Lukla,  old Gumela/Rimishung Monastery, prayer flags, Buddhist shrines, prayer flags & traditional Sherpa peoples.

  • Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar

    Walking Hours: 5-6 hours

    Difficulty: Moderate.

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

    Elevation: 3,440 m

    Topography: Uphill ascends, Stones steps, Steep Inclines

    Highlights: Suspension bridge, Dudh Koshi river, Yak herds, Traditional food Tsampa, Prayer wheels

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 : Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

    Walking Hours: 3

    Difficulty: Easy

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

    Elevation: 3962m

    Topography: Grassy, Flat tracks

    Highlights: Nauche Monastery,  Sagarmatha National Park, Sherpa Culture Museum, Khumjung Edmund Hillary School, views- Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Lobuche Peak and Ama Dablam.

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 : Trek to Phortse Thanga

    Walking Hours: 4

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

    Elevation: 3680m

    Topography: Rocky, steep inclines, mountain pass

    Highlights: Dudh Koshi  valley, Khumjung village, mountain peaks, Mani stone walls and chortens

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6 : Trek to Machhermo

    Walking Hours: 5

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

    Elevation: 4470m

    Topography: Forests, steep inclines, brown and grey landscapes, metal bridge

    Highlights: Snow covered peaks, rhododendron forests

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7 : Trek to Gokyo

    Walking Hours: 6

    Difficulty: Moderately difficult

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

    Elevation: 4790m

    Topography: Rocky tracks, steep inclines, brown and grey landscapes, metal bridge

    Highlights: Snow covered peaks, rhododendron forests

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8 : Trek to Gokyo Ri and Trek back to Gokyo

    Walking Hours: 8

    Difficulty: Difficult/strenuous.

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

    Elevation: 5357m

    Topography: Rocky uneven tracks, ridges, Uphill & flat trails

    Highlights: lateral moraine of the Ngozumba glacier, Gokyo valley  Gokyo Ri, Views-Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 9 : Trek to Dole

    Walking Hours: 7

    Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

    Elevation: 4110m

    Topography: Glacial paths, Steep Descends, icy

    Highlights: downhill walk, walk pass Ngozumba glacier, Machermo & Luzo village

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 10 : Trek back to Namche Bazaar

    Walking Hours: 6

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3440m

    Topography: Forested paths

    Highlights: Downhill walk, Namche Bazaar & its charm, a variety of food menus, Rhododendron, fir trees, mountain goats & yaks

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11 : Trek to Lukla

    Walking Hours:  7

    Difficulty: moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

    Elevation: 2840m

    Topography: downhill descends, walk by river banks

    Highlights: Khumbu region, thick forests,  species of birds, mountain views

    views- Everest, Nuptse, Changtse

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 12 : Fly to Kathmandu

    Walking Hours:  No walking hours

    Difficulty: Easy

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel

    Elevation: 1400m

    Highlights: Bird's eye view of forested lands, hills, breathtaking flight

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 13 : Sightseeing

    Cultural and Historical sites around Kathmandu Valley - Boundanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Patan Durbar Square

    Farewell Dinner at finest local restaurant

  • Day 14 : Final Departure

    Today as per your flight schedule,  our chauffeur will take you to the airport from this amazing country, Nepal.

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