Grade

Moderate

Best Time to Go

Sept to May

Accommodation

Hotel, Guest House

Transportation

Car, Plane

Max. Altitude

5360m

$1,250 $1,090

Located inside UNESCO WORLD heritage site “Sagarmatha national park”, Gokyo lake trek is one of the most desired hiking trails of Nepal. The trek is an excellent opportunity to have an eyeful view of the Mt. Everest at a very close range. The sparkling neat, pristine blue and green waters of the chain of six turquoises, glacial-fed Lakes are one of the so-called heavenly views.

Hike along Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier avoiding the Everest crowds, but enjoy the selection of greatest views.

The major highlight of Gokyo Lake Trek includes a hike up to one of the best viewpoint – Gokyo Ri at 5340 meters for enjoying the stunning sunrise view over the world’s towering mountains and the Gokyo valley below us.

These lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system comprising six main lakes, of which Thonak Lake is the largest. The Gokyo Lakes are considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists.

  • Location
  • Days
    12
  • Nights
    11
  • Best Time to Go
    Sept to May
  • Accommodation
    Hotel, Guest House
  • Transportation
    Car, Plane
  • Max. Altitude
    5360m
Day 1
Arrival, pickup by car to hotel
You will be picked up as you land into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. You will have tour briefing at the hotel by our guide.
Day 2
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport(2,800 m/9,184 ft) and Trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft)
Your first sunrise in Nepal will be full of warm sunrays flying over the majestic Himalayas and reach the heart, the Mt. Everest region. The flight is about 30 minutes. After we reach Edmund-Hillary airport of Lukla, we will meet our porter crew who will arrange our baggage and carry them along the way. Then, we will begin our journey to Gokyo lakes hiking through Pasang Lhamu gate. Wewill have lunch at Thado Koshi and stay at phakding overnight at Guest House.
Day 3
Hike from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 m/11,283 ft)
Today we will experience the socalled heavenly view of Mount Everest if weather supports us. FromBenkar village, a stunning scenario of Dudhkoshi river along with Thamserku is seen. The trail is full of splendid view of Rhodhodendrontrees . At Jorsale,we will have our lunch and start ascending towards Namche bazaar crossing Hillary bridge. Here we can enjoy the Sherpa civilization with the cultural and natural vicinity. Overnight at Guest House
Day 4
Rest day Namche Bazaar
Although today is the rest day, we will still do few activities for acclimatization. We will hike few metres to Sherpa museum. And move forward to the Syanboche airport and finally to hotel Everest view . we will have our lunch there or we can also return to our lodge. This view point is the best opportunity to observe the spectacular Panoramas of stunning Himalayas. Youcal also explore Namche bazaar during the remaining time of the day. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 5
Hiking up to Dole (4,200 m/ 13,780 ft)
Today we divide our path from the route to Everest base camp and continue our way to Kyanjuma. The further journey is full of dense forest walk of magnificent Rhodhodendron, juniper and pine trees. In summer, yak grazes in green pasture lands which is locally known as kharkas. We can also observe beautiful Himalayas of Khumbila and Tawache along with roaring Dudhkoshi river and Imjakhola flowing from mountain and melting glaciers. Overnight at Hotel
Day 6
Hiking up to Machherma (4,470 m/ 14,663 ft)
Hiking up to Machherma will lead us to stunning Panoramic view of majestic mountains. The altitude is above 4000 m, so drinking water while ascending becomes necessary for our body to acclimatize. We begin our journey to Lhaberma where we can see a luza hamlet. Along the way to Dudhkoshi valley, we cross yak grazing pasture lands. Overnight at Guest House
Day 7
Machhermo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft)
Today we will reach Gokyo (near 5000m), one of the best place for the stunning Panoramic view of Himalayas. We will walk by our first lake of the trail, Longpongo and then to further larger lake Tabochetso where Himalayan duck can be seen swimming in freezing colored lake. Then passing by longest glacier Ngozumpa , we reach third lake, Dudhpokhari. Fromhere we can enjoy the splendid landscapes of local Himalayan settlements of Cholatse and Pangaa. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 8
Hike Gokyo Ri (5356 m/17,570 ft) and trek back to Dole
Today is a fantastic opportunity to capture the breath taking scenario of majestic himalayasof 8000m from the viewpoint of GokyoRi. We will begin our journey early in the morning to captivate the jaw dropping views of snow capped mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8153m), Makalu (8475m), Lhotse (8501m) andThamserku (6808m). Turquoise colored crystal clear lakes with the Gokyo villages in the side takes us to Dole via Machhermo. Overnight at Guest House
Day 9
Trek Dole to Namche Bazzar
Walking downhill and looking behind Mt. Cho oyu, we will be enjoying great waterfalls along the way. Interacting with local Himalayan flora, fauna and red rhododendron trees blooming best at spring season of the year, we also get to enjoy stunning himlayasof Amadablam, Tawache, Thamserku and other peaks along with far view of Tengboche from Mongla. Now we will descend to Sansa which connects us to the main Everest trail and further taking us at Namche Bazaar. Here we will take the day off. Overnight at Guest House
Day 10
Trek to Lukla
Today we will be shopping in Namche bazaar for unique souvenirs. Here, various goods and gears specially trekking and climbing related are traded between sellers and buyers. Crossing Dudhkoshi river over iconic suspension bridge, we reach at Jorsale. Descendingto lower ground, the surrounding gets more denser and greener. Breathingwill get much easier as we go down the hill. Leaving Sagamatha national park gate behind, we cross Phakding and arrive at Lukla after short walk.
Day 11
Fly back to Kathmandu
We will take an early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Once again we will be enjoying the 30 minutes ride flying above the stunning Himalayas. You can enjoy the rest of the day by exploring the city and enjoy night life at Thamel. Overnight at Hotel
Day 12
Fly Back Home
Our guide will transfer you to airport then fly back home.

Checklist

  • Hiking Boots
  • Trekking socks
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Pants
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece Jackets
  • Down Jacket
  • Wind/Waterproof
  • Jacket
  • Muffler and gloves
  • Underwear
  • Sun Hat and Warm Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking Bag and Day use bag
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sunglasses
  • Medicines for AMS, Diarrhea, Headache, Food Poisoning, fever etc
  • Sunscreen
  • Pocket Knife
  • Headlamp
  • Notebook
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.


Included
  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 09 nights in standard lodges/tea houses during the trek
  • Farewell Dinner after the trek
  • All accommodation during the trek
  • All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
  • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each of the group
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes
Not Included
  • Nepal Visa is free of cost(bring two passport size photos and USD cash)
  • Meals and Drinks is not included except breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare is charged to and from the Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation facility in Kathmandu because of the early arrival, early return from the mountain before the scheduled time due to some reasons and late departure.
  • Rescue and Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, bar bills, laundry, extra porters, boiled water, battery recharge, and shower etc.
  • Tips for the porters and guides.
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