Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
Tranquil hamlet situated on the shores of turquoise blue lake is everybody’s dream destination. Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking endows exactly the same atmosphere. On the bank of Gokyo Lake (Dudhpokhari) at the foothill of Gokyo Ri adjacent to Renjola Pass and on the junction of Chola Pass the great tranquil valley of Gokyo remains magnificently. This is the most scenic and romantic destination of entire Khumbu trekking in Nepal. There are no words to describe the scenic beauty of this place. If you want best view of Everest including its Tibetan section and also if you want a fairyland experience then this would be an ideal choice.
Gokyo lake trek detail
Take a trail similar to Everest Base Camp Trekking until Namche Bazaar. From Lukla to Namche acclimatization the activities are similar to all Everest region trekking. Once trekkers trek via Kyangjuma the trail takes left turn leaving the Tengboche trail towards Machhermo. The view of Amadablam and Cholatse as well as Tabuche is usual until trekkers reach Dole. From Dole onwards distant view of Choyou Mountain and close view of Cholatse acts as traveling companion. The green lush forest of rhododendron starts to disappear as trekkers trek upwards. Among six official and other numerous lakes involved in Gokyo Lake System the first lake appears after crossing beautiful bridge over Dudhkoshi River. Following the second lake the final destination appears on the shores of third Gokyo Lake. Trekkers enjoy the sunset or sunrise from Gokyo Ri. The majestic view of mountains like Choyou, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku and others glowing on sun rays absolutely hypnotize trekkers. Taking the same route trekkers return back to Lukla for flight to Kathmandu. Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking is also one of the most comfortable trekking routes of Everest region.
Nepal Trekking Routes Treks & Expedition is delighted to present this enigmatic, comfortable and scenic route of trekking in Nepal. Explore fairyland kind of Himalayan landscape with the experienced team. You will be absolutely wondered about the attractions on the trail from forests to mountains. If you want to extend the trek we can do that as well. The provision of reaching Everest Base Camp or crossing Renjola Pass can be done together with Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer
Upon your arrival time, a representative from Nepal Trekking Routes will reach Kathmandu International Airport [TIA] to welcome and receive you. You will then be escorted to your hotel where you can refresh and relax and in the evening a welcome dinner program will be organized at a Nepali restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu
After enjoying morning breakfast, you will be picked by your guide from the hotel and take around Kathmandu for sightseeing. You will visit world heritage monuments such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambunat and Bouddhanath. In the evening, our trekking guide will conduct a briefing about the trekking program before dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Phakding via Lukla flight
Wake up early today to catch a mountain flight to Lukla, the gateway to Mt. Everest. Unload your rucksacks and star trekking towards Phakding. Enroute you will pass through pine and oak forests with occasional chirping sound of birds. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche
Have a warm breakfast and take in the crispy air. The trail leaving Phakding parallels the Dudkhosi River alongside the forested hills. Crossing of the suspension bridge over the confluence of Bhotekoshi and Dudhkoshi allows for a first glimpse of Everest and other peaks. The last segment is fairly uphill trek till you reach Namche Bazar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Namche Rest
Today is an acclimatization day. You will spend exploring and learning about the sights and sounds of Namche Bazaar. Or alternatively you can hike up to Everest View Hotel, one of world’s highest hotels to capture an amazing panorama of Mahalangur Himalayan ranges including Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Choaltse and so forth. Afterwards return to Namche and spend evening in cozy Namche cafes or pubs. Overnight in Namche.
Day 06: Namche bazaar to Phortse Thanga
The walk from Namche Bazaar to Phortse is a short one. You will pass through boulders carrying Buddhist mantra on your way to the village of Khumjung. The trail slightly goes downhill up to Dudhkosi valley beyond which is Phortse. Phortse offers beautiful views of Kangtewa and Thamserku. Overnight in Phortse Thanga.
Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Machermo
Memorable as it is, Phortse to Machermo offers you the first glimpses of Mt. Cho Oyu (8153m). The trail is naturally blessed with rhododendron and juniper forests and high pastures. You will come across the small village of Dole before making it to Machermo. Overnight in MAchermo.
Day 08: Machermo to Gokyo Lakes
All those trekking before builds up for today. You will follow the trail of moraines that trails down Ngozumpa Glacier with sightings of small lakes here and there. Gokyo 4,750m) with its Gokyo Lake holds any visitor in awe and inspiration. Overnight in Gokyo.
Day 09: Gokyo Lake explore around
Today is a go-easy day as you will spend time exploring the Gokyo lakes around If you are willing, you can make a quick climbing of Gokyo Ri (5350m), which offers beautiful views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, cholatse and Tawache peaks. Overnight in Gokyo.
Day 10: Gokyo lake to Dole
Today you will start your return journey by returning to Dole. Overnight in Dole.
Day 11: Dole to Khumjung
After breakfast we will work to Khumjung, Khumjung is the largest settlement village in the Sherpa land where you will have chance to see real Sherpas’ life style and there cultural activities, The village has also a high school which is funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation and also an old monastery where they have preserved famous Yeti skull.
Day 12: Khumjung to Lukla
Retrace your steps back to Lukla via Namche. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 13: Flight from Lukla - KTM
Catch an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Onward Departure
Depending on the time of your departure, our representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport.
The price include the following
- Airport pick-up and drop off service ,
- Trekking Guide and Trekking porter (Two participant=1 porter =Maximum 25 kg of luggage )
- Breakfast,accommodation during the trekking and Kathmandu following itinerary
- Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required,
- Trekking permit of National park,
- TIMS(Trekking Information Management System )
- Flight fare Kathmandu to lukla and lukla to kathmandu
- Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
- First aid kit
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program in typical Traditional nepali resturant
The price does not include:
- Personal expenses
- Lunch dinner Drinks, beverages, hot shower,
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guide and porter
- Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (with out itinerary )
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