Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri are one of the best choices of mostly trekker's destination from all over the world. It lies in the Everest region of the Khumbu area in the altitude of 4700-5000 Mtr above sea level. These lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system comprising six main lakes, of which Thonak Lake is the largest. The treks starting from Lukla towards Namche Bazar, From Namche bazar, there are many options to go and Gokyo lake trek is one of among them. From Namche, our trail follows Dole through Khumjung Valley. Four days of Slow and relaxed walk from Namche takes us to Gokyo valley. From Gokyo Ri, we can explore many beautiful mountains as well as ngozumba glacier(largest glacier in Nepal Himalaya). This is our final destination for this trip.
Flight to and from Lukla with beautiful himalayan range
Various types of himalayan flora and fauna
Beautiful scenery from Gokyo Ri of Mount Everest, Cho oyu, Makalu etc
Explore of naturally beautiful Gokyo lake
Histories, cultures, tradition and life style of himalayan sherpa community
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)
Our airport representative with name board will come to pick up in airport. The tour starts at our hotel in Kathmandu. There will be a full trek briefing this evening and welcome dinner in typical nepali restaurant with nepali cultural music and dances.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After the breakfast our city tour guide with luxury vehicle will come to pick you up for the city sightseeing of some UNESCO world heritage sites for half day.After that your free time for leisure and preparation for the trek.( Exchanging the money,shopping, gear check etc)
Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2840 Mtr/9315 Ft)and Trek to Phakding 2610 Mtr/8560 Ft)
We fly to the mountain airstrip of Lukla (2,800m) with beautiful views of Himalayan ranges if the weather permited.and start the first day trek with full of energy and enthusiasm.Heading northwards up the valley of the Dudh Kosi (or 'milk river'). The place where we going to stay tonight is lower than the airport we landed.We descend from the small plateau, down into the forested valley. The trail offers some tantalising views before reaching the small settlement of Phakding (2,652m), where we spend our first night.
Day 4: Trek to Namche (3440 Mtr/11283 Ft)
Heading towards the Namche, we follow the Dudh Kosi northwards.Todays walk takes us along the river through forest with some views of mountains as well until lunch. We cross the river several times by bridges as we pass through the villages of Benkar, Monzo and Jorsale.Jorsale Last point before Namche where we have lunch.There is the check point of Sagaramatha national park,from that point the SNP area begins. A final bridge brings us to the steep climb to Namche. Halfway up this ascent, if weather permited we get the chance to see the summit of Mount everest hiding behind Lhotse and Nuptse. After steep climb of 2 hours and ascents of 300 mtr climbing brings us to Namche. Namche is the main gateway of mount Everest and it is the trading center of Khumbu.It has weekly market on friday afternoon and saturday Morning but the shops,supermarkets,trekking shops,Bakeries are open for all day and everyday.
Day 5: Trek to Khumjung( 3790 Mtr/12431 Ft) via Khunde (3840 Mtr/12595 Ft)
Khumjung and Khunde are the twin villages knowing with green valley located in lap of Khumbila,rocky mountain known as khumbu county diety which is sacred.We climb steeply out of Namche past the airstrip at Shyangboche to the Hilary viewpoint in Khunde height of approx 4100 Mtr,From where most spectacular view of Mount Amadablam,Thamserku,Khangteka etc. can be seen. Descending through forest we come to Khunde, where we have lunch,visit the Khunde Monastery and Edmund Hillary hospital.After lunch, we walk down to Khumjung where we spent our night there,and we visit khumjung Monastery to see the Yeti's Skull and the Hillary school. Khumjung Monastery is one of the oldest monastery of Khumbu, it was badly destroyed by recent earthquake but is now being constructed.
Day 6: Trek to Dole(4200 Mtr/13776 Ft)
Today we are going to gain the elevation of 400 Meter. We walk all the way down crossing all the villages passing small rivers and begin climbing to Mong La (Ridge),marked by chorten on the top of a ridge.From Mongla, the trail goes down about 400 Mtr towards Phortse Thanga, near to Dudh Koshi river.From Phortse Tenga the trail starts to climb steeply towards east entering the rhododendron and birch forest. Climbing of about 2 hour takes us to Dole village where we have magnificent views of Mount Kongde,Thamserku and Khangteka
Day 7: Trek to Machermo( 4410 Mtr/14465 Ft)
Today is a short and easy way to Machermo. Trail is steep in some places but mostly straight in steep and gradual up passing Labarma and Luza.After lunch we do short walk for acclimatization ridge above machermo ,from amazing view of mount Thamserku and kangtega can be enjoy.
Day 8: Trek to Gokyo (4790 Mtr/15711 Ft)
Heading to Gokyo, beginning by climbing the ridge above enjoying the spectacular view of Mount cho oyu (8201 Meter).The trail goes like gradually up with pasing Phanga and descend down before steep climb in narrow trail onto the terminal moraine. Steep climb of about 30 minutes brings us in First lake then straight ahead in flat there is second lake. The third lake is infront of settlement of Gokyo. We arrive here in lunch time and after lunch timefree time to relax, visit bakery coffe shop.
Day 9: Rest Day in Gokyo and Gokyo Ri (5360 Mtr/17580 Ft)
Another beautiful day here in Gokyo, After the breakfast, begin to steep climb towards Gokyo Ri (5360 Meter ) which is the highest point we reach in this trip and final destination . From where amazing different view of Mount Everst,Mount Cho oyu,Mount Makalu and Lhotse can be explore. Just look down behind the Gokyo village, Ngojumba glacier is there, which is longest glacier of Nepal. We spend about 30 minutes to explore the views and descend down to lodge for Lunch.
Day 10: Trek to Phortse(3840 Mtr/12595 Ft)
Leaving from Gokyo and descending down to one of the old Sherpa settlement, which is known as by village of mountaineer. Each house is at least one Mount everest summitter. The trail goes down passing first lake following the river flown from First lake. We going to cross the small bridge then turn left for the another route to get to phortse. The path going to be bit tough than usual but the views and landscape are amazing
Day 11: Trek to Namche (3440 Mtr/11283 Ft)
Steep descending about 250 Meter, then again steep climb about 350 meter in rhododendron and fir forest, we reach to Mongla (Ridge), can be seen of some different views of mountains and landscape .Again descend about 40 Minutes will meet of main trail to Everest basecamp in place named sanasa. After crossing sanasa and having lunch in Kyangjuma , trails goes straight in steep hill until Namche.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2840 Mtr/9315 Ft)
Long day walk before flying back to Kathmandu. it takes about 7 hours to get to Lukla from Namche.We are following the same trail that we took on the way up from Lukla, but the views are completely different.The trail descends steeply downward so should be careful with slow walking. After crossing the suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi,the trails becomes more easy and natural.We follow the trails along the Dudh kosi river with rhododendrons and pine forest.Upon arrival in Lukla, sharing the happy moments and great experience with staffs,dinner together and happy note with everyone back safe and sound.
Day 13: Flight to Kathmandu transfer to hotel
Today we have a early breakfast in order to catch the flights,sometimes weather doesn’t permits, should be patient for the waiting. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Rest Day in Kathmandu and free time for shopping
Trip is over now, you can take your own time for shoppinp,sightseeing and relaxing.Thamel area is full of shops and restaurants and coffee shops for those who want a more relaxing day.We will have the farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with nepali cultural music and dances to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
Day 15: Departure to homeland
You will be transfer to Airport as your schedule flight.
All airport/hotel pick ups and drops within Nepal
Flight Fare for both way (KTM-LUA-KTM)
All trekking permits , TIMS card,Government and local taxes for the trek
All Meals (Breakfast , Lunch and DInner ) During the trek
3 Star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itenerary
An experienced English speaking and government licensed trekking guide
Porter Services(2 Trekkers : 1 Porter)
Medical kit incase of Emergency
Insurance for Nepali Staffs
Sleeping Bag for the trek
Welcome and farewell dinner
Staffs Cost including their Salary, food , accomodation and equipments
What's not included
Nepal Visa Fee
Personal Trekking gears
International Flight fare
Lunch and Dinner in the city , extra night accomodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure and early return from the trek due to any reason than the scheduled itenerary
Any rescue cost
Tips for Guide and Staffs
Personal Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses as phone calls, laundry , Bar, Battery charge, extra porter, shower and bottled or boiled water
Helicopter charter flight
Excess baggage charges ( can be carried only 15 Kg including in Airfare)
Good to Know
Face Mask / Muffler
Wind stopper/Waterproof Jacket
Fleece Jacket/ trousers
Woolen gloves/Water/wind proof gloves
Trekking Trousers(light weight long Paint)
wind stopper/waterproof Paint
Fleece or woolen pants
Thin Lightwear/heavy poly or wool Socks
Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr)
Small Day Pack
Personal Medical Kit
Large Duffel bag
Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light
Head lamp with extra Batteries
Sun Glasses with UV protection
Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed items for trek)