Gokyo Lake Trek Gokyo valley is one of the most beautifully located landmarks of Khumbu region. Gokyo Lake Trek is supposed as the serene trek all the way through the Sherpa settlement which gives abundant time to get used to with an easy opening. Gokyo Lake Trek covers 5,350 meter as a maximum altitude. The charming view of marvelous mountains including Mount Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m) and Makalu (8,481m) is the most fabulous feature of the place.
The Gokyo lake trek starts with the super scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m) and extends towards the impressive Himalayas of Everest region. Phakding (2,652m) would be our first day destination which becomes Namche (3,440m) for the next day. Namche is the most dramatic and developed Himalayan town of Nepal. Then we reach to the prime destination Gokyo valley.
We appreciate the great view of lakes, glaciers and mountains from Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Lake Trekking offers excellent and rewarding views of Mount Everest in the adjacent range including lovely valleys, lush rivers and friendly people in quaint villages. From Gokyo village, you can see clearly Mount Everest from a slightly greater distance. The views in the Gokyo region are tremendous.
Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Our team members will welcome you at the Airport and you will be then transferred to the Hotel. Our travel representatives will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon Airport arrival. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Trek preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at the Kathmandu, you will be preparing for the trek while enjoying sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Several world heritage sites including the Basantapur Durbar, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple are the places you will visit on the second day. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek until Phakding (2610m)
On the third morning, you will board a flight to Lukla Airport. In less than 30 minutes, you will reach Lukla while enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains during the flight. After landing at Lukla, we take light breakfast and embark on our trek. In around 3 hours, we reach Phakding village where we will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
On the fourth morning, we continue our trek and follow the trail along the Dudh Kosi River while ascending through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests to the ultimate destination, that of popular village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche has remained a historic trading point for the Nepalese and Tibetan traders who exchange salt, dried meat and other consumable and textile items. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: A day of rest in Namche
This is the first rest day which you will get in the whole trek. Rest is very important during high altitude trekking in Nepal as it helps to acquaint you with the high and the changing altitude and conditions. On this day, you can also side trek to the twin villages of Khumjung and Khude where you will have lunch for the day. There are lots of good bakery shops in Khumjung. After that you will trek until the Everest View Hotel from where you can enjoy the views of the mountains including the Everest. It will be around five hours of side trek after which you will return back to Namche. Stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4190m) 5 hrs
After acclimatizing for a day in Namche, we resume our trek on the sixth morning. The trail is easy initially as we cross valleys along the rhododendron, juniper and large coniferous forests. During spring the forests are great to see as that is the time when rhododendrons bloom and the fragrance lingers on your nose for many days. We also see Sherpas bringing their herds of Yaks for grazing on the green pastures. After almost five hours of trek, we reach Dole, the destination for the sixth day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4470m) 5 hrs
The trail now steadily becomes difficult as the trekkers will have to negotiate thick forests, the increasing altitude and the lack of settlement areas. The trail continues to climb up along the side of the valley until it reaches Machhermo, a small and beautiful village in the Khumbu region. Sherpas believe that the region of Machhermo is the home for Yeti, mythical snowman. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4790m) 4 hrs
On the eighth day, we climb just around 300 meters and reach Gokyo Valley, the destination of our trek. Gokyo is a small settlement area on the base of Gokyo peak. Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas, lies in Gokyo. Fiver mountain peaks more than 8000 meters of altitude—Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Lhotse—are visible from Gokyo. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and trek to Machhermo (4470m) 8hrs
The next day we further trek to Gokyo Ri or the Gokyo Peak. Gokyo Ri is a mountain peak in the Khumbu region of Everest. It’s altitude is 5357 meters. Gokyo Ri is mostly popular for the panoramic views of several mountain summits in the Khumbu region including the Mount Everest. After observing the fascinating view from the Gokyo Ri, we descend back to Machhermo. Overnight stay a guesthouse .
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar 6hrs
Journey back to Namche from Machhermo can be long but the trail is quite easy and comfortable as it traverses through several Sherpa settlement areas and villages. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazaar.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla 7 hrs
The trek continues further downhill as we reach Lukla after almost seven hours of trek. You will be staying in Lukla for the rest of the day and prepare yourself to board a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu
The next day, you will board a flight back to Kathmandu while enjoining the 30-minutes of exhilarating mountain flight. The rest of the time in Kathmandu, you will be shopping and buying souvenirs to your loved ones. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Departure to TIA
On the last day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the International Airport in Kathmandu.
Tour package cost includes
Airport pickup and drop
Kathmandu city tour
Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (Hotel standard is as per your choice)
Lodge to lodge accommodation during trekking
Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
English speaking trekking guide
Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers=1 porter)
Salary, insurance, food and lodging for guide and porter
Trekking permits and National parks fees
Tour package cost excludes
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu except welcome dinner
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, Bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guides and porters
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Country : Nepal
Starting From : Kathmandu
Ending at : Kathmandu
Grade : Challenging
Culture : -
Highest Access : 5,362m
Most attraction : Approximately 6-7 hours per day and sightseeing views