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Trip Code: NHT302
Trip Grade: Moderate
Max Elevation: 5360 m
Total Duration: 15 days
Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec
Group Size: Min. 1 Pax
The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is one of the most beautiful journeys in Nepal. It takes place in the Khumbu region. In the first place, you can enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas. In the second, you can also enjoy the holy lakes of Gokyo. Not only is the trip amazing, but it is also very rich in culture. Together with the natural beauty, you can enjoy the Sherpa culture. As a matter of fact, Khumbu is a prime Sherpa settlement. In contrast to the regular Everest Base Camp Trek, the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is even more beautiful!
Furthermore, you can revel in the beautiful river valleys of the region. In addition, you will visit the beautiful Gokyo Lake. Hindu people hold the Gokyo Lake in high religious regards. In like manner, Hindu people believe that the Gokyo Lake is the abode of the Snake Gods- the Nagas. Identically, the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is a perfect alternative for trekking in Khumbu.
Highlights of the Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking
The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek incorporates the best features of the Khumbu. It begins with a beautiful short flight to Lukla. Similarly, you will visit famous Khumbu villages and settlements. The trekking trail goes through Namche Bazaar, Dole and Machhermo among others. All of the destinations are accompanied by majestic views of the Everest Himalayas. You can see wonderful views of Mountain peaks like Cho Oyu, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse and many more.
The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek avoids the regular trekking trail. Correspondingly, it alternates to take you through a less travelled trail. You can experience the Sherpa culture all along the journey. Mani stone walls and small chortens with prayer flags are constantly present along the journey.
Moreover, you will also visit the Gokyo RI. It is particularly famous for being a natural vantage point besides Kalapatthar. You can see amazing panoramic views of the Everest massif from Gokyo RI.
Best Time to do the Gokyo Lake Trekking
The best time to do the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is in the seasons of spring and autumn. March to May and September to December are the best months to do the trip.
Therefore, come join us in this adventure! It is notably a marvelous trip that you will enjoy to the fullest.
Nepal Hiking Team escorts you to the Gokyo Lake Trek exploring the high land region and the people living in those areas. Get adhered to their culture, lifestyle and tradition which would be a refreshing experience. Admire the astounding beauty of the Gokyo lakes as you rise parallel to the pinnacles of Himalayas.
Itinerary Expand all
Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Touring the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley that includes: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours
Early morning transfer to the airport for Lukla flight. The flight to Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about an exceptional 60 meters only. Trek to Phakding with an arresting, green landscape with the view of Kusum Kangraru. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04 - Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours
We follow the Dudh Koshi, ascending through Himalayan pine and cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat and textiles. Besides being a splendid destination to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu that attracts Himalayan and lowland merchants. You will spend two days at Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighboring peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05 - Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel
This day is especially sectioned for acclimatization. We will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m), supposed to be the highest airport in the world, then continue climbing to Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On the way back, we visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06 - Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5 hrs
The trails easy in the begging up to Kyangjuma & climb steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests, which give way to fragrant stands of juniper and large conifers as the elevation increases. This trek is especially beautiful in spring when the rhododendrons are blooming. The trails pass many Kharkas, summer settlements used when Sherpas bring herds of yaks to graze in these high pastures. The route passes through the settlement s of Tongba (3950m) and Gyele (3960m) to Dole where there’re few hotels. The views of Khumbila and Tawache (6542m) are incredible throughout the day!! Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07 - Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Trail climbs to Lambara at (4220m) and Luza at (4360m). The tails is steep in most places as it climbs through brush junipers. There’re Kharkas whenever there is a flat spot and the slightest hint of water. The trails continue to climb along the side of the valley, high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to Machhermo at (4410m). Here was in Machhermo in 1974 that Yeti killed three yaks and attached a Sherpa woman. This is the most credit yeti incident ever reported. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08 - Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) Duration: 4 hrs
We climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho-Oyu (8201m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangka at (4390m) then descends to the riverbank before beginning of climb on to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. It’s a steep climb up the moraine, switch backing alongside the stream to the first small Lake at (4650m), where a family of green Brainy ducks resides. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09 - Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/17880ft) Duration: 4 hrs
Early wake up and climb up to the Gokyo-Ri, for panoramic view of Mahalangur Himalayan range, it takes approximately 2hrs climb to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawache & a great looking of Ngozumpa glacier a largest glacier in Nepal. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10 - Trek back to Dole (4200m/13776ft)
Trek back to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11 - Trek back to Namche
Trek back to Namche (3440/11283ftm) Duration: 6 hrs. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12 - Trek back to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13 - Fly back to Kathmandu
30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 14 - Leisure day
Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore, as per your inclination. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 15 - Farewell
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport.
- All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
- Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
- Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private bathrooms with hot shower at Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Seasonal fruits during the trek
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
- Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
- Duffle bag for the trekking
- Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
- Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit
- Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- Cold drinks Inc. coke, water, fanta etc.
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
- Personal trekking equipment
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
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Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
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Andreas Wuest , Heisterberghof 15 30926 Seelze Germany
One of the best treks I’ve done, the Gokyo Lake Trek really is a more scenic trek than base camp trekking. The trek was done right at the first week of March and the weather was amazing. I arrived late at night and was met by the agency’s managing director- Mr. Ganga, and he also helped me get checked in. The next day consisted of a tour of the Kathmandu city, and a flight to Lukla officially began the trek. It is my first time trekking at a moderately difficult terrain and my mention of this also made my guide- Ram Hari, be concerned for me. He was very helpful and a great company to be around. At all the places, Ram Hari told me facts and showed me amazing locations. He was also the first to arrange everything at the guesthouses too- the food, the room and all else. Places like Namche, Machhermo and the Gokyo Lake itself were so beautiful. The trek was refreshing and inspiring. It is my advice to everyone to do treks in Nepal at least once because it is certainly worth it. Nepal Hiking Team was the best with services and arrangements. All was left on them to arrange and take care of, and that allowed me to not be worried about anything, leaving me to enjoy the trek in peace. Really like NHT’s way of doing things and their care for their customers. Would definitely give Nepal Hiking Team a full grade!
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