Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking

  • 15 Days
  • 5483 meters
  • 2-10 person
  • Sherpa
  • 4-7 hours
  • Tea house/Lodge
  • March to June & Sep to Dec

Price: $ 1295.00

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An enchanting array of blue turquoise lakes presenting an arc over snow-capped mountains is what Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking is all about. Trekking in the Everest region is certainly one of the most alluring and extravagant adventurous activity in this region. Presenting a charm of glorified existence is the Gokyo Valley at (4,750m) is simply breathtaking. Trekking in this region is all about getting a never ending glimpse of marvelous ice-ridges, panoramas of summits and dozens of different peaks An amazing feature in context to this phenomenon is the view of Cho-oyu and Gyachung (2920m) located in the Khumbu region. Overlooking beautiful tarns to its northern side, Gokyo RI, makes a strong claim to be one of the splendid viewpoints in the Everest region along with four 8000m peaks and numerous other 6000m peaks that cloud the horizon.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek begins with sightseeing and a preparation day in Kathmandu upon arrival along with adequate rest. The very next day we take a mountain flight to the Lukla Airport. The actual trekking starts from here on and we move slowly but steadily taking a steep ascent towards the Sherpa village located in the wonderful Namche Bazaar, a bustling mini mountainous city carrying its age old tradition and legacy with its daily routines for survival. Mountain vistas are prevalent everywhere to the amazement of the visitors. Moving further we reach as far as Dole and Machhermo, a place beaming with spectacular mountains, an excellent place to get a deep insight into the villages and the lifestyle of the inhabitants staying for centuries on these high altitudes is awesome. Among all these activities we unknowingly reach the Gokyo seemingly enjoying the breathtaking wonder of Ngozumpa Glacier. A small settlement of Gokyo exists on the banks of small turquoise cobalt blue lakes and on the ridge above Gokyo, four of the eight thousand mountain peaks viz., Cho-oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Everest expose them above everything else. Simultaneously a tremendous ice-ridge between Cho-oyu and Gyachung (7,9200m) reveals itself providing us the panoramas of the Khumbu region. An ideal hike as far as Gokyo RI is worthwhile too, depending upon the time factor and enduring abilities additional exploration and high altitude walking up to the Cho-La Pass (5,400m) can also be attempted. After accomplishing this incredible feat of exploring the turquoise lakes, various glaciers and towering peaks, we head back leisurely back to the Namche Bazaar and Lukla for a return flight back to Kathmandu.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek poses a magnificent experience for the first timers as well as technically sound visitors with the classical trek delight in these mountain ranges along with the pristine waters of the Gokyo Lake. This particular trekking requires moderate level of physical fitness and is less strenuous too. Take a journey to one of the classical destinations for being amazed and allured till the memories last.

Air fare: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu USD 330.00 per person(Subjected to change without prior notice by the airlines)

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Your arrival to the International Airport at Kathmandu, you will be met by our Airport Representative (office staff), and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2 Day 02: Guided Kathmandu Valley tour. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

After breakfast our Guide an Vehicle will come to pick you up at the hotel and then proceed your trip to visit the historical and cultural places of Kathmandu. Visit: Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 3 Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phadking (2700m). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

Early morning flight to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. Originally conceived by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust as an emergency evacuation runway for casualties brought to the Trust’s hospital at nearby Kunde, Lukla is now one of the busiest runways in Nepal. On the flight we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalaya; many of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. On arrival, we meet our Sherpas and after a cup of tea we pick up the trail out of Lukla. Surprisingly, this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding.

Day 4 Day 04: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

After breakfast we start walk to Namche Bazaar first thing in the morning. At about half-way up the hill, a gap in the trees allow us to spy Everest for the first time. If the weather is clear the top of the South-West Face will be just visible behind the long Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. A plume can often be seen stretching away from the very summit.

Namche is the most prosperous and the largest town in the Khumbu. A bazaar is held here every Saturday. The wares on display include meat, grains and vegetables, tennis shoes and trinkets as well as hand woven aprons and Tibetan boots. The Sherpas play host to trader from the foothills, as well as Tibetans from over the border. Thamserku (6648m), Kwangde Ri (6187m) and Khumbila (5707m) surround the natural bowl that Namche sits in.

Day 5 Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche (3420m). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

We take the day off to allow our bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere before ascending to higher altitudes. The secret of safe acclimatization is to ‘climb high, sleep low’ so it is safe for the more energetic amongst us to hike up the hill behind Namche to the airstrip at Syangboche, or stroll across to the museum behind the police post. Others may prefer to ‘chill out’ and visit one of the lodges for a freshly-baked cinnamon roll. Namche is a busy and bustling trading place and there is always plenty going on.

Day 6 Day 06: Namche to Phortse Thanga (3500m). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

After a full day rest at Namche we head on to our next trek Point Phortse Thanga after a hot breakfast in the morning. Today the trek trail climbs steeply out of valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking beautiful in spring. Throughout the trail you can enjoy the marvelous view of Twwache and Khubu la. The trek trail today also passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. Night stay at Phortse Thanga for today and we head toward our next trek point tomorrow.

Day 7 Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Dole (4200m). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

After breakfast we approach towards our next trek point Dole. The trail climbs steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests from Phortse Thanga. The route passing through a herders huts at Tongba and we climbs gently to Dole (4090m) from here. Night halt at Dole.other mountains. This day will be rewarded with outstanding views which can overcome the challenges. Today we trek about 4/5 hours to reach the Machherma.

Day 8 Day 08: Dole to Machherma (4410m). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

Early morning breakfast and then we begin another strenuous day as the trail makes a steep climbs upwards via the village of Lhabarma and Luza. The trail where we descend today makes its way through quaint little villages adorned by views of the Cho Oyu and Thamserku among other mountains. This day will be rewarded with outstanding views which can overcome the challenges. Today we trek about 4/5 hours to reach the Machherma.

Day 9 Day 09: Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

Today we head toward the trail to Gokyo- The valley opens up with marvelous views of Thamserku, Mt Kangtega, Cho Oyo as well. We mostly walk up a ridge-with-a-view to Pangka, looking at the north face of the Cho Oyu. There are some steep climbing up to the terminal moranine of Ngozamba Glacier today. Also while we reach the Gokyo Region we spot the beautiful lakes here. Overnight at Gokyo.

Day 10 Day 10: Acclimatization day in Gokyo. Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

Today is Rest day at Gokyo. If the weather condition is good today, you can climb Gokyo Ri today for the view of Everest Region. Gokyo Ri is the best viewpoint of Everest Region. There are also about six lakes in the region, and you can hike today to those lakes, they are really an amazing place to visit. This places are sure going to mesmerize you today. The views of the mountains, including Everest (8,848m) are outstanding from on top of the ridges around Gokyo.

Day 11 Day 11: Gokyo to Phortse (3680 m). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

After an early breakfast we follow the route to Phortse retraces the upward journey to Pangka, then turns east and climbs across the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier to Na. The trail makes a few ups & downs and enters to Phortse. We continue our descent of the valley through summer pastures and the settlement of Konar to Phorste. Today we trek back to Phortse and it takes about 7 hours.

Day 12 Day 12: Phortse to Namche Bazaar (3420m). Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

Today we reach to Namche Bazzar from Phortse and it takes about 4/5 hours. The trek trail which we follow today descends to Phunki Thanga and then ascends to the ridge towards Namche Bazzar. You can roam around the market in the evening and do shopping over there as well. You can find beautiful jewelries, handmade items etc. Overnight at Namche today.

Day 13 Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla. Overnight at Tea House/Lodge

Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart. There is something very special about the setting, the villages and the people of the high Khumbu hills and valleys and our memories help us up the deceptively long, final climb into Lukla. Our campsite and house are well located and offer a good final resting spot.

Day 14 Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Another chance to enjoy this great flight. Please note that flights into Lukla are sometimes delayed due to un-flyable conditions either in fog-bound Kathmandu or windy Lukla; be reassured that our staff in Lukla and in Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimise the inconvenience caused if this happens. Your patience in the trying circumstances which can occur will be greatly appreciated.

Day 15 Day 15: Final Departure

Our office representative will come to hotel to pick you up at hotel and then transfer to the Kathmandu international airport for final departure.

Price Includes

  • All Airport and hotel transfer.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in a star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • All Accommodation during trek on sharing basis
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Kathmandu city tours including: all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle.
  • One highly experienced male guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek.
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map and other essential equipments (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please avail us with 2 passport size photos required for your permit).
  • National Park Entry Permits
  • All forms of Government taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • International airfare.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Optional tours and activities during free time.
  • 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 USD 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.).
  • Personal trekking equipments.
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Entire Tips for trekking staff and drivers (optional).
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