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Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek

Duration 13 Days
Grade Moderate
Max. Altitude 4,555m
Group Size 2-16 pax
Best Season All Seasons except Harsh Winter
Accommodation 3-Star Hotels and Lodges
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Overview

Gokyo Lake is a freshwater lake located at an elevation of 4.750m. Based in the Gokyo Valley, alongside Gokyo Village and on the foothills of Gokyo Ri, we realize that Gokyo refers to the entirety of the region. Gokyo Region is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. Gokyo village offers you incredible views of Gokyo Ri. The shimmering waters of Gokyo Lake painted in hues of turquoise against the backdrop of clear blue skies, barren hills and snowy peaks are one that is certain to take your breath away. You will also be able to climb Gokyo Ri whose peak lies on an elevation of 5480m and gives way to the incredible view of Everest and its surrounding mountains.

Gokyo Lake Trek will start at the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, where after a brief sightseeing, you will move on to the town of Lukla. You will trek to the Dudh Koshi River Valley and beyond Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Namche is a famous village inhabited by the Sherpa community and gives you incredible glimpses of mountains such as Kongde Ri and Thamserku. You will also visit the village of Khumjung which houses a monastery that claims to possess a Yeti’s scalp. From the village of Machermo, you will view some of the most incredible views of mountains such as Cho-Oyu and Machermo.

Hiking Adventure has brought you the Gokyo Lake Trek with a well-planned itinerary with an eye for detail, so that not only will you be able to visit Gokyo Lake but you will also be able to explore Gokyo Valley and ascend the peak of Gokyo Ri, thus giving you a complete experience of the region. For your safety and in order to enrich your trek with information, a knowledgeable guide with excellent communication skills will travel with you throughout your journey. Hiking Adventure hopes to give you a beautiful experience in the Gokyo Valley of Nepal which will leave you with a lifetime of memories and want to explore more of the quaint country of Nepal.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) / Transfer to Hotel

HAT Representative will be waiting with your name plate just outside the International Airport in Kathmandu. After your arrival, we will organize your transportation to the designated hotel in Kathmandu. Spend the afternoon browsing the beautiful streets of Thamel or visit the nearby Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, we will meet for welcome dinner and tour briefing.
Included Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing / Trek Preparation

After breakfast, we will join guided tour to visit various sites in the valley - most of them listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get off and browse the famous Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. Come back to hotel and prepare for the morning flight, drive and short trek the next day.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03

Day 03: Domestic Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2880m) [45-Minutes], trek to Phakding (2640m) [4-Hours]

From Kathmandu, we will take a 45-minute towards Lukla. Lukla flight is unique due to the stunning mountain views and landing at one of world's highest altitude airstrip.

Lukla is a bustling town with shops, restaurants and facilities for guests. After some rest, we will start trekking towards Phakding village. It will take 3-4 hours of trekking according to the pace. Phakding is larger than Lukla and is equipped with restaurants, tea-houses, bars and restaurants for trekkers.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea-house/ Phakding

Day 04

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m) [5/6-Hours]

Wake up to a beautiful sunrise at Phakding. After breakfast, we start the trek following the trails. Encounter local people, children, yaks and fellow trekkers as you move through Sagarmatha National Park and a few registration posts held up by local police. Cross high suspension bridge and climb until you reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest. Namche is also housed with various accommodation, food and hangout facilities.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea-house/ Namche Bazaar

Day 05

Day 05: Acclimatization Day. Hike to Hotel Everest View (3962m) and back to Namche [5/6-Hours]

We take to spend the day in Namche Bazaar to adjust physically to the high altitude, referred as acclimatization. Acclimatization helps adopt our body to the increasing altitude and reduces the risk of altitude sickness.

Namche has Tibetan market selling clothes and cheap Chinese goods with the weekly wholesale market to browse. Even though we are acclimatizing, we will still need to stay active. So let's hike up to the famous Everest View Hotel and back.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea-house/ Namche Bazaar

Day 06

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810m) [6-Hours]

After breakfast, we start our trekking following the Gokyo trails and separating from Everest Base Camp trail. On the way, there are incredible view of Mount Ama Dablam, Tawoche and Thamserku mountains. We descend to Dudhkoshi River and finally arrive to Phorse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge in Phorse

Day 07

Day 07: Trek from Phorse to Machhermo (4470m) [6-Hours]

After breakfast, we cross a bridge and follow the trails towards Dole. Like earlier day, there will be great views of mountains. We are mostly walking along Dudhkoshi River. At Phorse, we will visit a non-profit medical center established to help trekkers in the high altitudes, including getting vital information about Altitude Sickness and Emergency protocols.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge in Machhermo

Day 08

Day 08: Trek from Machharmo to Gokyo (4800m) [6/7-Hours]

After breakfast, we continue our journey towards Gokyo. Dudh Koshi Valley widens up for a great view along with Cho-Oyu Mountains. After 6-7 hours of enjoyable trek, we finally reach Dudhpokhari (Milk Pond) for overnight stay.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge in Gokyo

Day 09

Day 09: Climb Gokyo Ri (5350m), hike to 5th Lakes, and acclimatize [5/6-Hours]

Today will be spent acclimatizing our body and exploring the beautiful Gokyo Region. Climbing on top of Gokyo Ri will bring us great view of the sparkling Gokyo Lakes. Later, we climb down and hike towards the two other Lakes in the region. The region provides great views of the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest (8848m) along with Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu peaks. The world's biggest glacier, Ngazumpa, will also be visible from there.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge in Gokyo

Day 10

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Dole [3/4-Hours]

After spending some time in the morning admiring the beauty of Gokyo Region, we will start our back trek. We cross the first Gokyo Lake, a chorten and several village clusters before reaching Dole.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge in Dole

Day 11

Day 11: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar [4/5-Hours]

We will continue our back trek enjoying the view of wildlife and forest in abundance. The back trek will be interesting with views of Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Lhotse, Everest and Khumbila peak. Enjoy a well deserved evening at Namche browsing its bakeries, bars and restaurants.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge in Namche Bazaar

Day 12

Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla [6/7-Hours]

Bidding our goodbye to glimpses of the highest summit of the world, we return back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar by trekking for about 6-7 hours. Every moment of the last couple of days spent will be a lifetime memory.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea-house/ Lukla

Day 13

Day 15: Domestic Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu [35-Minutes]

Taking a 35-minutes flight back to Kathmandu, today is our final day here. This day is ideal for visiting Swayambhunath Stupa and exploring local streets Thamel. Taking a walk through Thamel, a busy tourist spot, buying souvenirs from here is the pretty good option.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel / Kathmandu

Day 14

Day 16: Transfer to Airport / Final Departure

It is our parting time. Hoping you are intrigued by this adventurous trek to Mt Everest, we will be ready to accompany you on any of your future journey to Nepal.

Included Meal: Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu( Hotel Arts in Kathmandu or similar) on a twin share bed/Single and breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Full board meals while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Accommodation in teahouse ( Best Mountain Lodge ) or lodge while trekking.
  • Welcome / fare- well dinner as listed in the itinerary with Local Cultural Dance
  • The sightseeing city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip, Plastic garbage bags.
  • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit. Respective region (Everest) trekking map, TIMS Card.
  • Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing & trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket & trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
  • The Trekking t-shirt Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers

Cost Excludes

  • Meals on the cities except Welcome Dinner
  • Nepal entry visa fee which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport on upon arrival
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as alcoholic/cold drinks, laundry, mineral water, hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, etc.
  • Tips for trekking/ tour guide & porters (expected)
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges
  • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest
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