Gokyo Lake - 13 Days

GOKYO LAKE

In the periphery of  Sagarmatha National Park, Gokyo Lake is one of the highly recommended trekking route. 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.

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.

Day 1: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

Day 2: Phakding to Namche

Day 3: Rest and Acclimatization

Day 4: Namche to Phortse Tenga

Day 5: Phortse Tenga to Dole

Day 6: Dole to Machhermo

Day 7: Machhermo to Gokyo

Day 8: Rest and Climbing to Gokyo Ri

Day 9: Gokyo to Thame via Renjo La Pass

Day 10: Thame to Namche Bazar

Day 11: Namche Bazar to Phakding

Day 12: Phakding to Lukla

Day 13: Fly out to Kathmandu

Day 1
Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

The itineraries are merely a guideline and are prearranged on the basis of their popularity with our previous guests. We can easily customized it to suit your own schedule and desire.

We can organize combination packages to explore various regions and attractions throughout the country if you have an interest to explore Nepal further. Popular destinations and activities include: the famous Chitwan National Park Jungle Safaris, guided tours of Lumbini - the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Mountain Biking, River Rafting. Please share your desire by contacting us and we will make it happen for you.

Early morning 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After lunch, we set off to Phakding (2800 m.), a 3 hour trek to the north.

Day 2
Phakding to Namche

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.), a six hour trek, 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 (3440 m.). 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 it is very important that we 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 Phortse Tenga

Taking the Gokyo Valley route we gradually trek up through Mongla pass before descending to Dudhkosi Khola to Phortse Tenga

Day 5
Phortse Tenga to Dole

Trek to Dole (3780 m.) 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 6
Dole to Machhermo

Climbing steadily up through a scenic ridge, which provides a good view of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku, we trek for six hours to Machhermo (4470 m.).

Day 7
Machhermo to Gokyo

Trek to Gokyo (4800 m.), a six hour trek, 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 (4690m) 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 (8201m) provides a stunning backdrop. After lunch, we explore the area around Dudh Pokhari before spending the night in a guesthouse.

Day 8
Rest and Climbing to Gokyo Ri

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 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 9
Gokyo to Thame

Trek from Gokyo to Thame via Renjo La Pass.

Day 10
Thame to Namche Bazar

Trek down to Namche (3440 m.), a 5 hour trek, and take a well-earned rest and enjoy a hot shower.

Day 11
Namche Bazar to Phakding

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 (2800m). 8 hour trek to Lukla.

Day 12
Phakding to Lukla

After having lunch at Phakding we continue down the path, before turning off the main Jiri route and arriving back to Lukla (2800 m.). 8 hour trek to Lukla.

Day 13
Fly out to Kathmandu

45 min flight back to Kathmandu.Transfer to the Hotel

Cost Includes:

  • Land transportation, airport pickup and drop.
  • Accommodation at Guest House/ Lodge during of trek.
  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) while on Trek.
  • Well experienced English speaking and other native language speaking trekking Guide.
  • Porter service and support staff for above 4 person
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) and National Park Entry Fee.
  • Food, wages, accommodation, equipment's, medicine and insurance coverage for all trekking staffs.
  • All Government taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • Travel insurance and 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.
  • Tips for trekking staff - Tipping are expected.

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

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Price From USD 1,800 USD $ 1,750/person
1750
Total $ 1,750 USD

Trip Facts

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