Gokyo Lake Trek

Trek to Gokyo Lake is an amazing experience of the high altitude culture and natural beauty. The Gokyo trek is an exhilarating trek that takes you to the second largest glacier in the world. The jaw dropping views of the mountains that includes Mount Everest (8848 m), Mount Makalu, Mount Cho Oyu, Mt Lothse and many others will make the trekkers feel like being in the heaven.

Gokyo lake trekking is an alternative to the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek is neither too easy nor too hard and thus trekkers can accomplish the trek without much difficulty. The Everest culture on the lap of snow-capped mountains, the fascinating glacial lakes and the diverse flora and fauna are all enough to experience the remote, cultural and wild Everest region.

The sightseeing around the beautiful Kathmandu valley is yet another attraction of the package. The tour around the city will take you to the Hindu shrines and some of the World Heritage sites in Nepal. You will visit to Swayambhunath, the Basantapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.


DAY 1 – ARRIVE KATHMANDU

On arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will greet you meet you at the airport and we will come to the hotel.

DAY 2 – FLY TO LUKLA, TREK TO MONJO (2,830m) 5-6 hours

We will take morning flight to Lukla from the domestic airport. This is one of the most beautiful and exciting flights in the world. We suggest to seat on the left side as you will be able to see the snow line of the Himalayan range to the north. On arrival in Lukla, you will be greeted once again by your crew there. While you can have a cup of tea or even breakfast there depending upon your flight time, our staff will sort out your baggage. After all these procedure, We will be heading toward Phakding village. After Phakding, The path leads upstream along the valley, through areas of conifer trees and several more small villages. Another 2-3 hours walking, you will reach to Chumoa, (2,743m), a small and picturesque village located below Thamserku Mountain (6,618m) and close to the entrance to the Everest National Park. Cross the Monjo Khola and you shortly arrive in the village of Monjo for your overnight stop.
Overnight in tea house (Meals: B, L, D)

DAY 3 – TREK TO NAMCHE (3,440m) 4-5 hours

The advantage of walking to Monjo on the first day is that you can walk up the steep hill to Namche in the morning when you are fit and fresh. It is fairly easy walk today. You leave Monjo and continue to the park gates of the Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsale where you complete entry formalities. Then you walk on alongside the river and cross on a high bridge. After that, you start the steep climb to Namche. Near the halfway point up the hill, if the sky is clear, your first views of Everest and Lhotse come into sight. You then continue the climb, less steeply now, to Namche.
Overnight in tea house (Meals: B, L, D)

DAY 4 - REST DAY - ACCLIMATISATION

With these high elevations, it is important to let your body adjust and avoid altitude sickness. ‘Climb high, sleep low’ is the mantra for good acclimatization. To aid acclimatization it is a good idea, at the very least, to walk up the hill to the Park Headquarters and visit the very interesting Sagarmatha National Park Museum. From here there are the first really good views of Everest and Ama Dablam – a wonderful panorama. You can also walk up to Everest View Hotel and visit the village of Khumjung.
Overnight tea house in Namche (Meals: B, L, D)

DAY 5 – TREK TO PHORTSE (3810 m) 5-6 hours

You will feel much better after a rest day/acclimatization day. You leave Namche Bazaar on a trail with gradual ups and downs. Today you start in a very level beautiful walk before descending to Kyanjuma and then you follow the Gokyo trails and climb up to Mong La. You might be able to see spot Himalayan pheasants, musk deer and Himalayan Thars. Also there will be lots of opportunity to get a glimpse of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila mountains. After Mong La, your trail descends to Dudh Koshi Khola after which it is an uphill climb through rhododendron forests before reaching Phortse.
Overnight IN tea house (Meals: B, L, D)

Day 6 – TREK TO MACHHERMO (4410 m) 4-5 hours

After breakfast, you cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, pass through forests, waterfalls and bridges before reaching Dole. Then you start to climb on a steady trail with views of Cho Oyu, Kangtega, Thamserku and other sister mountains. You then ascend from Luza village and walk above the Dudh Koshi River and continue trekking through small villages to reach Machhermo.
Overnight in tea house (Meals: B, L, D)

DAY 7 – TREK TO GOKYO (4750m) 4 hours

Today, you climb through a ridge Chorten from where we can see remarkable view of the valley below and towering mountains of Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m). Your hike gradually goes up and passes through a Pangka (4480 m) after some gentle walk. After crossing an iron bridge over a stream the trial levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake. After a short hike from here, where the path joins other route up to Everest base Camp via Cho-La pass, and a beautiful small river is followed to reach the second lake. A short walk leads to the third lake, Dudh Pokhari and the small settlement of Gokyo. After lunch it is well worth walking up the valley towards Cho Oyu and the fourth and fifth lakes.
Overnight in Tea House (Meals: B, L, D)

DAY 8 - CLIMB GOKYO RI (5,483m), TREK TO MACHERMO (4,410m) 8 hrs

Early start is essential today, the foot of Gokyo Ri lies 5 minutes away across a stream that feeds the lake. It takes two to three hours to reach the summit where the views justify all the effort involved. Everest (8,848m) and even Makalu (8,475m) can be seen further to the east, Cho Oyu (8,153m), glacial moraines and the giants of the world can be seen in the north. After spending some time there, you descend down past the lakes to the snout of the Ngozumpa glacier to rejoin the Dudh Koshi valley. The trail clings to the west side of the steep sided valley and gradually the terrain becomes gentler as you descend through Pangka to Machhermo.
Overnight in Tea House (Meals: B, L, D)

DAY 9 - TREK DOWN TO PHORTSE TENGA (3,675m) AND THEN CLIMB TO MONG LA 5 hours

We follow all the same way down to Mongla and stay overnight at the Tea House.
(Meals: B, L, D)

DAY 10 - TREK TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,440m) DESCEND TO MONJO (2,835m) 5-6 hours

Continue the way down to Monjo via Khumjung and Namche. You will be happier coming down where the oxygen is plenty and warmer temperature too.
Overnight in Tea House (Meals: B, L, D)

DAY 11 - TREK BACK TO LUKLA 5-6 hrs

After breakfast you continue your last trekking day to Lukla.
Overnight in tea house (Meals: B, L, D)

DAY 12 –FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU

You fly to Lukla after breakfast, it is a short flight but sometimes they are delayed due to weather conditions. Our representative will pick you up from the domestic airport and bring you to the hotel. You can relax in the afternoon. We will have our dinner at the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural show.
Overnight at the hotel (Meals: B)

DAY 13 – SIGHT SEEING TOUR OF KATHMANDU VALLEY (6-8 hrs)

After breakfast, you set out for the full day sightseeing in a fascinating medieval city, its streets, bazaars, Hindu temples, shrines and Buddhist stupas. You visit the Swayambhunath Temple (also known as the Monkey Temple) and the Durbar Square in the heart of the city. This is where the Kumari is. Next you will drive to Patan, once a beautiful city in its own right which rivaled Kathmandu in terms of the splendor of its temples and squares. There will also be time to do any last minute supplies from Nepal for presents. We will have our dinner at the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural show to sum up the wonderful journey in the Himalayas.
Overnight at the hotel (Meals: B, D)

DAY 14 – DEPARTURE

Our representative will drive you to the international airport for the departure to your homeland.

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