Gokyo Lake Trek - 11 Days

GOKYO LAKE

In the periphery of  Sagarmatha National Park, Gokyo Lake is one of the highly recommended trekking routes. It is naturally an astonishing spot. Consequently, this is a village that Sir Edmund Hillary has designed which, nurtures the next generation in amazing serenity.

Overview

The Gokyo trek provides an opportunity to explore the heart of Sherpa homeland. You will trek to the Sherpa capital ‘Namche Bazar’ and then to Tengboche before climbing up to the stunning Gokyo valley to the glacial lakes under the great peak of Cho Oyu (8153 m.). This trekking adventure provides you with the opportunity to look upon Nepal’s biggest glacier and enjoy some of the best views of the Everest range in the region.

There are some short and interesting climbs of Gokyo Ri (5457 m.), Chukkung Ri, and Kalapatthar for the classic views Ice falls and glaciers of Mahalangur Himalayan range which comprises of five major 8000+ m. peaks  Everest, Cho O Yu, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, and Makalu.

Itinerary

The itineraries are merely a guideline and are prearranged based on their popularity with our previous guests. We can easily customize it to suit your schedule and desire.

Day 1: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

Day 2: Phakding to Namche

Day 3: Rest and Acclimatization

Day 4: Namche to Dole

Day 5: Dole to Machhermo

Day 6: Machhermo to Gokyo

Day 7: Rest and Climbing to Gokyo Ri

Day 8: Gokyo to Lumden Via Renjo La Pass

Day 9: Lumden to Namche Bazar

Day 10: Namche Bazar to Lukla Via Phakding

Day 11: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly to Lukla (25 Minutes), trek to Phakding (2640 m.) 3 an half Hours.

Early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After lunch, we set off to Phakding. heading to the north.

Day 2
Phakding to Namche (3340 m.) 6 Hrs.

Trek to Namche Bazaar, through the valley of Dudh Koshi and Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Mount Everest).

Day 3
Rest and Acclimatization

Acclimatization day in Namche. Get acclimatization to the thin air and reduced levels of oxygen at this altitude before we continue upwards towards the Everest Base Camp. Ascending too quickly can generate symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), which can be fatal, so we must take rest today to allow our bodies some extra time to adjust and rest before we continue on our journey upwards. You can visit local shops, National Park Visitor Center, or take a side trip to Thami or Khumjung. Namche is a great place to hang out with stunning mountain views, observing the trading of visiting Tibetans or listening to the stories of departing mountaineers.

Day 4
Namche to Dole (3780 m.) 6 Hrs.

Trek to Dole with amazing views of Mount Everest (8848 m.), Lhotse (8516 m.), Ama Dablam (6812 m.) and Thamserku (6623 m.). The trail brings us down to Kyangjuma before we eventually reach Sanasa, where the trail breaks off for either Gokyo valley or Everest Base Camp. The trail makes an ascend steeply at some point to bring you to Dole.

Day 5
Dole to Machherdmo (4470 m.) 4 an Half Hours.

Climbing steadily up through a scenic ridge, which provides a good view of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku, we trek to Machhermo.

Day 6
Machhermo to Gokyo (4700 m.) 5 Hrs.

Trek to Gokyo with extremely pleasing views of Kangtega (6782 m.) and Thamserku (6623 m.) down the Gokyo valley. The valley widens as our trail reaches Pangka and from here we descend to the river bank before climbing back up to near the Ngozamba Glacier. After crossing an iron bridge the trail levels out and we pass the first lake, known as Longpongo (4690 m), and then come upon Taboche Tsho lake, which emits a bright turquoise reflection sparkling in the sun. A small distance ahead we reach the third lake, Dudh Pokhari, which is connected with Taboche Tsho by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu mountain (8201 m.) provides a stunning backdrop. After lunch, we explore the area around Dudh Pokhari before spending the night in a guesthouse.

Day 7
Rest and Climbing to Gokyo Ri (5357 m.)

Acclimatization day in Gokyo valley (4800 m) and take some rest if required. However, if we have energy, we can take the opportunity to trek up the nearby Gokyo Ri (5457 m.), the best viewpoints of Everest in the region. We can also explore the spectacular fourth and fifth lakes in the area, Thonak Tsho and Ngozuma Tsho. The northern part of Ngozuma Tsho provides fantastic views of the Cho-Oyu base camp and the biggest glacier of the world, the Ngazumpa glacier. A 6 hour round trip trek up to Gokyo Ri and 4/5th lake, before returning to Gokyo village.

Day 8
Gokyo to Lumden (4400 m.) 9 Hrs.

Trek from Gokyo to Lumden via Renjo La Pass.

Day 9
Lumden to Namche Bazar (3340 m.) via Thame 7 Hrs.

Trek down to Namche and take a well-earned rest and enjoy a hot shower.

Day 10
Namche Bazar to Lukla (2800 m.) 8 Hrs.

Coming down steeply out of Namche we cross the suspension bridge and get our last views of Everest. After lunch at Phakding, we continue down the path, before turning off the main Jiri route and arriving back to Lukla.

Day 11
Fly to Kathmandu 25 Minutes

flight back to Kathmandu.Transfer to the Hotel.

Cost Includes:

  • Land transportation, airport pick up and drop.
  • Accommodation at Guest House/ Lodge during of trek.
  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on Trek.
  • Well experienced English speaking trekking Guide.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • National Park Entry Fee.
  • Food, wages, accommodation, equipment, medicine, and insurance coverage for all trekking staff.
  • All Government taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Other expenses like costs incurred due to any unforeseen circumstances, emergency evacuation and rerouting, flight change, airport taxes.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold beverage, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment's.
  • Supporter (Porter) service if needed
  • Tips for trekking staff - Tipping is expected.

This itinerary only includes the main trekking, without counting the arrival, departure, and your cushion/rest days in Nepal. These itineraries are created based on our guides’ suggestions and previous customers, however, it is very flexible and can be modified to fit your requirements.

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Trip Facts

  • By Air/ Ground
  • 2 or above
  • Max. 5457 m.
  • March to May, September to November
  • Guest Houses/ Lodge
  • 11 Days
  • Difficult/ Moderate