Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Duration: 15 DAYS

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Everest Gokyo lake trek

Imagine yourself standing upon a beautiful secluded valley admiring the turquoise coloured azure lakes embedded in between the wild mountains with the pinnacles of towering mountains bestowing just before your eyes! Nepal Hiking Team caters your imagination with a well-designed package named Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. Everest Gokyo Lake Trek avoids the regular route taken by most of the trekkers and takes you along a less travelled trail in Everest region to cherish the beauty that lies in the glacier lakes of Gokyo.

The splendour of Gokyo valley is not hidden from any travel lovers. The explanation and pictures of the azure lakes from any fellow traveller is a motivation for anyone to be there in that isolated place with the jewel of azure glacier lakes manifested in between the mountains. The Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal and a climb to Gokyo RI is a major highlight of this trek. As you ascend up to Gokyo RI, you will be rewarded by the best views of mountains like Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and many more.

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.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
  • Day 03 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours
  • Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours
  • Day 05 : Namche Bazar and Everest View Hotel
  • Day 06 : Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5 hrs
  • Day 07 : Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 5 hrs
  • Day 08 : Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) Duration: 4 hrs
  • Day 09 : Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/17880ft) Duration: 4 hrs
  • Day 10 : Trek back to Dole (4200m/13776ft)
  • Day 11 : Trek back to Namche
  • Day 12 : Trek back to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 13 : Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 14 : Leisure day
  • Day 15 : Farewell

Cost Includes

  • 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

Cost Excludes

  • 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

Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) 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.

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