Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek-Luxury Small Group Journeys
Gokyo Lakes are located in Khumjung Village Development Committee of Solukhumbu District in Sagarmatha Zone in north-eastern Nepal. Thonak Cho is the largest lake with an area of 65.07 ha (160.8 acres). As sources of permanent fresh water they have high hydrological value. The Gokyo lake system is naturally vulnerable, as it is lying in an ecologically fragile and unstable zone. The outburst of Ngozumpa glacier is always a threat to the existence of the lakes. The wetland lies on the head of the Dudh Kosi, which descends from Cho Oyu.
Day 1, Arrival
As you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be met and greeted by one of our office representative at airport terminals and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. (_/_/_)
Day 2, Fly to Lukla.
Fly to Lukla, 45 minutes . Then trek to Phakding, 3hours walking.Today after having our breakfast, we get ready for our early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip enjoying spectacular views of great Himalayas including Everest. Lukla is the starting point of our trekking activity from where we will be making our way following the river banks of Dudh koshi river, beautiful surroundings, forest walks and arrive at Phakding. We will be staying at local mountain lodge for overnight stay. (B/L/D)
Day 3, Trek To Namche Bazzar.
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446 m), 6hours walking.Today we trek through beautiful forests following the trails of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek crossing the river on beautiful suspension bridges leaving behind Monjo, being our permits being checked at entrance of Sagarmatha National Park and hike all the way following the riverbanks of Dudhkoshi river. We will have a quick timeout at Jorsale to catch our breath and capture some beautiful pictures from there. And finally at the end of the day, we reach at popular Sherpa village of Namche Bazar. Overnight stay at local mountain lodge in Namche Bazar. (B/L/D)
Day 4, In Namche Bazzar
Acclimatization day – Namche Bazar. Excursion to Namche Bazaar and Syangboche.Even though it is called as rest day it will be all fun and active day while exploring culturally affluent Sherpa village of Namche Bazar. You will find restaurants, hotels, internet cafes and ATM with local market(on Saturdays) where you can have all blended feeling of being at modern and rural world. We enjoy day excursion towards Khumjung and visit many popular local attractions with awesome Himalayan views so that our body gets perfectly adapted with increasing altitudes. Second night overnight stay at local mountain lodge in Namche Bazar. (B/L/D)
Day 5, Trek To Dole (4200 m)
Trek from Namche bazaar to Dole (4200 m), 7hours walking.Today it will be a gradually descending day as we head towards beautiful small settlements, acrossing slope towards river stream. Then we again climb up towards Dole, trek through beautiful rhododendron forests with striking waterfalls and finally arrive at Dole where we will be staying overnight at local lodge before we head towards Machhermo next day.(B/L/D)
Day 6, Trek to Machchhermo.
Trek from Dole to Machchhermo (4470 m). 4hours walking.While trekking from Dole to Machhermo, we get plenty of opportunity to witness the insightful cultural influence of Tibetan Buddhism. Today we pass over Luza village, witness prayer flags, prayer wheels and chortens along the way and mostly walk alongside Dudhkosi river trails of our Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. (B/L/D)
Day 7, Trek to Gokyo.(4790m)
Trek from Machchhermo to Gokyo (4790m). 5hours walking.Today we start our day and continue our Everest Gokyo Lake Trek by ascending through ridge from the top of which offers spectacular panoramic views of snow capped mountains. Then we will be trekking downhill towards the river stream before making our way up to Ngozumpa Glacier. As we crossover the bridge, first lake we will witness is Longpongo lake followed by second one Taboche Tso with third one, most popular Dudh Pokhari. In this way, we enter the mesmerizing Gokyo valley at heart of world’s highest peaks. Overnight stay at local mountain lodge in Gokyo. (B/L/D)
Day 8, In Gokyo
Excursion around Gokyo Lake climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m).It will be an acclimatization day and the most important day of our trek today, as we make our way towards the fifth Gokyo lake and even ascend at the top of Gokyo ri that offers probably the best views of four snow capped Himalayan giant peaks above 8000m(Cho-Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu) along with other neighboring peaks. Also see the crystal clear turquoise Gokyo lakes from top with View of Ngozumba glacier. Don’t miss out to click plenty of pictures and create the memories that last forever. We stay overnight at local mountain lodge in Gokyo. (B/L/D)
Day 9, Trek back to Dole.
Trek from Gokyo to Dole (4200 m). 5hours walking.From now onwards, enjoy gradual downhill trekking alongside the river streams emerging from Ngojumpa glacier. We leave behind the spectacular Gokyo village behind and slowy trace our steps at lower altitudes trekking alongside beautiful forests with quite a few ascends and descends. In this way, we return towards Dole today for night halt at local mountain lodge.(B/L/D)
Day 10, Trek to Namche.
Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (3446m), 5hours walking.While returning down from Dole to Namche, we enjoy much of flora fauna and overall surroundings with beautiful rhododendron forests, waterfalls and have different perspective on beautiful views of Amadablam, Thamserku and other surrounding peaks. We stay overnight at Namche Bazar in local mountain lodge.(B/L/D)
Day 11, Trek to Lukla.
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 5-7 hours walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.Today will be our final trekking day on Everest Gokyo Lake Trek that leads us form Namche Bazar to Phakding and finally towards Lukla. We are trekking gradually downwards on the same trail, but we will have varied impressions on this way. If its during spring, the you will be blessed with awesome walking experience through blooming rhododendron forests, however it will always be an rewarding experience while trekking at Everest. Upon arrival at Lukla we will do celebrations and recall those wonderful memories of last few fays. Overnight at local mountain lodge in Lukla.(B/L/D)
Day 12, Fly back to Kathmandu.
Fly back to Kathmandu, Upon arrival greet from representatives and free day. Overnight at hotel.(B/_/_)
Day 13, Final Departure.
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey after breakfast at the hotel.(B/_/_)
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B : Breakfast , L: Lunch and D: Dinner
The above cost includes:
• Meet and Assistance at Airport.
• Arrival/Departure transfer.
• 2Nights Hotel accommodation at Hotel in Kathmandu Sharing Twin/Double Room on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
• 10Nights at Simple Lodge/Tea House on Full-Board Basis.
• 01English speaking Trekking Guide and 01 Porter throughout the trek. (NOTE: 1 porter for every 2 clients. Porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg only)
The above cost excludes:
• Nepal entry visa fee.
• Airfare: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu (Quoted Separately).
• Refreshments, tips, bottled drinks and bar bills.
• Insurance and rescue of any form.
• Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control.
• Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost.
• Gratuities, tipping to guides and drivers.
• Any other thing not mention in the itinerary.