Everest Gokyo Ri Trek
Gokyo Lake Trek first day starts 35 minute a short mountain flight to Lukla then follows to Namche Bazzar through by crossing Dudhkoshi (milky) River valley. It follows the route via high pass of Cho La Pass at 5330meters into the Base Camp of Mount Everest, however this Gokyo Lake Trek package not follow the whole trail. Along the way of Gokyo Lake Trek you will be passing grazing settlement of Yak to reach the Gokyo lakes and we climb the Gokyo Ri peak for the Panoramic veiws. You will get an opportunity observe the stunning scenery of Mt. Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo (8021m) Mt Everest 8848 m and many more other surrounding peaks.
Gokyo Lake Trek includes the visits to Namche Bazar and Gokyo valley and adds an incredible hike to Gokyo Lake around. Gokyo Trek offers you plenty of beautiful views of Everest and other nearby giant peaks. The Gokyo lake area is surrounded by mountainous valleys, alpine lakes, and numerous glaciers. It is less crowded than others in the Everest region and takes 12-14days to complete including travel to and from Kathmandu. This moderate to difficult trek reaches a high of 5000 meters superb hidden Himalayan valley.
Explore beautiful Gokyo Lake region, Gokyo Lake Trek ascending Gokyo Ri Top offers awe- inspiring Mt Everest panorama veiws, encounter highland Sherpa people’s life style and their unique cultural hospitality, probably one of the world’s most popular destination visit Mt Everest region’s holy site. Trek is total mountain adventure journey to roof of the world, opportunities for outstanding photographic and many chaos encounter of typical culture in highland. Among of them along Everest Gokyo Lake Trek takes you to visit popular places- Namche Bazar, Dole, Machharmo and many sacred lakes around.
Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel.
After your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you in checking in.
Day 02: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath: visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel .
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,840m) and Trek to Phakding. O/N in Phakding (2,652m). The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is 40 minutes of pure mountain experience until we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Our trek begins in Lukla as we descend towards the Dudh Kodhi River before following the trail leading to Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar. O/N inNamche Bazaar (3,446m).
The trek to Namche Bazar is a steep climb through forests of rhododendron around the Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing several suspension bridges and four hours of walking we reach the Sherpa market of Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazaar. O/N in Namche Bazaar (3,446m).
Two days of rest in Namche Bazaar helps us in acclimatisation and prepares us for our journey ahead. Namche, the trading capital of the Khumbu region was once the trading grounds of Tibetan Salt. Even today we can see Tibetans selling rugs, clothing, salt and dried meat in the region. Namche is believed to be one of the best places on earth to see the sun rise and set.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Dole. O/N in Dole (4,084m).
On the journey from Namche Bazaar to Dole we get to see plenty of rhodendrons, pheasants mountain goats and musk deers. The uphill trail to Dole consists of long granite staircases built into cliffs. A panoramic view of several peaks, especially Ama Dablam are the main highlight of the day.
Day 07: Dole to Machhermo. O/N in Machhermo (4,465m).
The trail climbs via Lhabarma (4,220m) to Luza (4360m) from Dole. The trail is steep sometimes and leads us to Machhermo after a climb along the side of the valley high above the river. The first Yeti sightings in the Khumbu region was reported in Machhermo in 1974.
Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo. O/N in Gokyo (4,791m).
The Cho Oyu (8,1513) peak is best seen from Machhermo and the valley of Kantega below. The trail passes through Pangram (4,390m) and past the Ngozumpa and Longponga glaciers before we finally reach Gokyo at 4,750m.
Day 09: Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5,483m) and return to Gokyo. O/N at Gokyo.
The Gokyo Ri is a small hill rising from the North of a glacier and requires a 3 hour ascend. Once atop the Gokyo Ri, we can see more of Everest magnificently framed by the Makalu, Nuptse and Changtse.
Day 10: Gokyo to Dole. O/N in Dole (4,084m).
The trail from Gokyo to Dole is a series of steep climbs as we descend down the valley to reach Machhermo. After lunch at Machhermo we make our way to Dole and once again are mesmerized by it’s scenic beauty.
Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazaar. O/N in Namche Bazaar (3,446m).
The trail now descends to Namche Bazaar which offers superb views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peaks. On reaching Shanasa after two hours of pleasant walking and an hours rest we continue our journey to Namche.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla. O/N in Lukla (2,827m).
On our way back, we cross suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, make our way through steep descends and walk past numerous tea houses before finally arriving at Lukla.
Day 13: Lukla-Kathmandu
Early Morning flight to Kathmandu . O/N at Hotel
Day 14: After breakfast, Transfer to Airport for onward destination.
- All airport and hotel transfers
- Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage
- Including staff salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
- Medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal entry Visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the listed itinerary
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the listed itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters