Gokyo Lake Trek
Trekking around Gokyo Valley is considered a traditional trek that offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. The image of this region is associated with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of 8000m such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake. One of the most remarkable features is the view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region.
After a Forty five minute flight from Kathmandu landing at Lukla’s tiny airstrip, the adventure really begins. We spend the next few days trekking and interacting amongst the mountain people also known as Sherpa’s we stay at local lodges and trek into the heartland of their villages. Everything is organized in conjunction with local Sherpa guides. Along the trek we will pass Buddhist monasteries with the views of Everest and other snow towering mountains getting closer by the day. We will have rest days in the villages of Namche bazaar that will allow us to explore the region and to acclimatize, which is very important. After trekking to Gokyo Ri (5483 meters), we return at a leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.
Excellent View From Gokyo Ri Peak
Trip FactGrade: Moderate & Adventure
Duration: 10 days Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Size of Group: 01+
Maximum Hight: 5,357 m.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m.) Adventure Mountain Guide You will be received by our representatives and will be transferred to hotel. After checking into our rooms, stay Overnight in hotel Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour. Half day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour of three places: Kathmandu: Swayambu Nath Stupa, famous hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and buddhist pilgrims of Bouddhanath Stupa , Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding Early morning, we will catch the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Throughout the flight, we will enjoy the view of great ranges of mountain through the flight. The view of snow capped mountains from the top will obviously interesting. After landing at Lukla, we will move towards the Phakding following the main trail. The trekking goes for about 3 to 4 hours.[Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge+flight]
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar From Phakding, we will start our journey early in the morning. We will move forward to Namche bazaar. The phenomenon goes for about 5 to 6 hours. The trail follows the Dudh Koshi River which will enables us to enter into the Sagarmatha national park. Continuing our trail, we will reach to Phakding through the main trail. The night will be fantastic at Namche bazaar at 3440m.[Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge]
Day 05: Namche bazaar to Dole 4110m. From Namche bazaar, the trail goes steeply towards the Kyangjuma village from where we can have a splendid view of mountains ranges all around us. We will have our lunch on the way to Dole. The admirable view around the trail will surely mesmerizes us. The way to Dole goes with the combination of Mountain View along with some beautiful scene of waterfalls and forests. We will stay the night at Dole.[Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge]
Day 06: Dole to Machherma From Dole, at first the path goes steeply to the Lhabarma at 4220m to Luza at 4360m. The trail will offers us many glittering view of Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku. While trekking at this place we need to acclimatize ourselves with the increasing altitudes. After a incredible walk of about 4 to 5 hours, we will be able to reach at Machherma at 4410m.[Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge]
Day 07: Machherma to Gokyo Early morning, we will trek towards the Gokyo from Machherma. The trail descends to the river and then begins to climb over to Ngozumpa glacier. Viewing the panoramic scenery around the region, we will move forwards through the main trail. We can explore around the lakes of Gokyo if we got some leisure time. The night will be spectacular a Gokyo at 4794m.[Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge]
Day 08: Gokyo rest day Today can be taken as rest day. But we will explore around the place later of the day. We will climb up to the peak of Gokyo from where we will get the splendid view of other mountain ranges all around us. After viewing some incredible view from the peak, we will descend back to Gokyo where we will spend the night again.[Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge]
Day 09: Gokyo to Dole. From Gokyo, we will hike towards the Gokyo Ri to the altitude of 5496m from where we can get the splendid view of mountain ranges including the highest peak of the world. A hike for about 2 hours will take us to the top. We will return back to Gokyo and trek towards Dole the same day and the night will be at 4110m.[Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Local lodge]
Day 10: Trek to Namche bazaar. From Dole, we will move as early as possible towards the main trail back to Namche bazaar. We will pass through the forest of rhododendron and birch. The trekking to this region will be gainful for experiencing the surrounding area of Everest. We will walk until we reach to Namche bazaar.
Day 11:Namche to Lukla From Namche, after having the breakfast, we will continue our way descending the path to Momjo. We will continue to trek until we reach to Lukla. The night at Lukla will be spectacular. We will have the last dinner in the land of Himalayas at Lukla at the altitude of 2832m.
Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu From Lukla we will catch the early flight over to Kathmandu as the climate may become worse later of the day. We will be at Kathmandu within the passage of several minutes. After landing at Kathmandu, w e will move towards the hotel room and enjoy the leisure time at Kathmandu. We will have a success party at the night.
Day 13:Final departure, transfer to airport, You are saying good bye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.
- All Airports pick up and drop.
- 2 nights 2 star standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- 10 days in standard lodges/tea-houses in mountain during the trek.
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight for Guest and Guide.
- All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal.
- An experienced English-speaking Local Trekking Guide License holder From Nepal Tourism Board. And his food, accommodation, salary and insurance. For 2 member one porter to carrying belong during trek, all his food, salary, accommodation and insurance.
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
- A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- Trip completed certificate by Adventure Mountain Guide Team.
- Trekking area map.
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee ( Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Kathmandu valley trek
- Meal in city like Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Local donation & Tips for guides and porters
- Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)