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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Package Duration: 15 days | Difficulty Grade: Strenuous

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Trip Overview of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake, also called the oligotrophic lake is located at the altitude of 4700m-5000m above the sea level. It is the very best lakes of fresh water with six other lakes among which Thonak is one in all the largest lakes. Positioned in the northeastern location of Nepal, Gokyo Lake lies in Khumjung village of Solukhumbu district. This lake is scared for each Hindus and Buddhists. It’s far one of the maximum popular treks among other.

Gokyo lake trek is a brief trek that leads you to the stunning valley of Gokyo offering the awesome views of excellent mountains, the most important Ngozumpa Glacier, famous Cho La Pass, Gokyo RI and Kala Patthar alongside the Everest base camp. The high lush valleys of Khumbu with rural civilization, colorful monasteries, and improbable kindness of Sherpa society, prayer flags, Namche Bazar, Sagarmatha national park and lots extra might be one of the enchanting recollections of your experience. The valley is considered to be the hidden valley with an appropriate blue lake inside the lap of Himalaya. Sensational perspectives of array of excessive snowcapped mountains, dramatic landscapes, verdant excessive valleys, Buddhist tradition, warm and friendly environment, and hospitality of excessive landlers, pristine lakes, and breathtaking perspectives inside the coronary heart of world’s heritage ‘Sagarmatha National Park’ are the important thing of Gokyo Lake Trek with a purpose to be your memorable revel in. This region is blessed with the superb herbal splendor of shimmering Lakes.

Gokyo Lake Trek is graded as one of the difficult and challenging treks suitable simplest for physically match and skilled trekkers who love the undertaking and need to accumulate memorable enjoy within the discipline of the trek. We attain the staggeringly stunning Gokyo that offers the view of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Thamserku, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Gokyo top and myriad giant peaks of the Khumbu area.

Gokyo lake trek is for the trekkers who desire to trek in high altitude to peer the splendid biggest mountain in the world and might take care of excessively cold weather. Exploring the stunning, turquoise Gokyo lakes, hiking Gokyo RI of Everest, extremely good views of planets most beautiful peaks are the special functions of this trek. This trek will provide you complete pleasure as you’ll get a chance to enjoy the actual journey.

 

Highlights of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Duration: 15 days

Max. Altitude: Gokyo Ri (5350m)

Trek Grade: Fairly Strenuous

Best Travel Time: February to May, September – November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, June, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain and Lukla flight may get canceled.

Trip Snippets: 15 days, 4 night’s hotels, 11 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included

Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.

Equipment Rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment

Your trek Back pack/duffle bag: Your baggage on trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu

Transportation: Car/Van in Kathmandu, Flight to Lukla

Activity: City tour, Trekking

Detailed Itinerary of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

We will meet you at airport and transfer to your hotel. As you freshen up,you will be asked to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.

The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square takes you to the ancient Nepalese culture. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle.

Early morning we flight from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.

From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and fir. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.

Set in a natural amphitheatre looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi Ri(6187m), Namche Bazzar is one of the most attractive settlements in the khumbu region. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude before heading off. We will have a full day rest so that we won’t face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.

Our trek follows on the gradual trail continues overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can enjoy wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Khumjung. The trail descends slightly towards the Sanasa and then ascends up to Mongla (4000m) from where glimpses of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Mt. Khumbila are awesome. Sherpa regard Mt. Khumbila (5761m) as sacred mountain of the patron god of the Khumbu area. Descending to Dudhkosi Khola (3250 m), we cross a bridge and again trek up passing the rhododendron forest, a host for Himalayan wild deer and musk deer. We arrive at Phorse Thanga which is just under the snow dusted peaks of Tawoche and Cholaste. It can be best place for our camping.

The trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. On our way wild lives like pheasants, mountain goats and the mysterious musk deer are amazing. Offering us good views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku, the trail takes us through many summer settlements and a charming hamlet of Luza (4360 m). We will work across a rocky terrain scattered with a few dwarf rhododendrons also where small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The Dudh Koshi valley feels deep like a canyon with its sheer sides. Walking along the hill side above thundering Dudkoshi passing through some small hamlets and through sandy spurs, we reach Machhermo. The beautiful stream flowing down from the Kyajo RI and Phari Lapche mountains runs through the middle of village before draining into the Dudh Koshi. Most probably we will be here by our lunch.

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Cost Includes & Excludes

Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
    Round Trip flight ticket for Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu.
  • Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals chosen from the Menu   (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees.
    Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    15 days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-12 People

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Hotel, Lodge & Tent

  • Altitude Icon

    Maximum Altitude
    Gokyo Ri (5350m)

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Strenuous

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