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Gokyo Lake Trek

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Trip Overview of Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake Trek, also called the oligotrophic lake, is located at the altitude of 4700m-5000m above the sea level. It is the very best lakes of freshwater 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 most excellent popular treks, among others.

Gokyo lake trek is a brief trek that leads you to the stunning valley of Gokyo, offering the impressive views of excellent mountains, the essential 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 handlers, pristine lakes, and breathtaking perspectives inside the coronary heart of world’s heritage ‘Sagarmatha National Park’ are the vital 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 multiple 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, magnificent views of planets’ most beautiful peaks are the unique functions of this trek. This trek will provide you complete pleasure as you’ll get a chance to enjoy the actual journey.

Highlights of Gokyo lake trek

  • Scenic flight over the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.
  • Visit the Gokyo Ri, the Panoramic view, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu others.
  • The Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest in the Nepal Himalayas.
  • Hike along Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalaya.
  • Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) for spectacular view including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu.
  • Trek through the Sherpa town of Khumjung.
  • Avoid the crowd and walking through the peaceful, off-the-beaten-paths.

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Gokyo Lake Trek - Trip Info

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 reduced due to rain and Lukla flight may get canceled.

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

Departure Dates: We can 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 Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg, including your sleeping bag and down jacket; other items not required on a 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 Gokyo Lake Trek

We will meet you at the 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 a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion in next day morning after breakfast.

The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit the 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 take you to the ancient Nepalese culture. On the journey back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle.

Early morning we fly 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 a leisurely walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and the 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 Kanguru (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 amphitheater looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi Ri(6187m), Namche Bazaar 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 a fantastic 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 that continues overlooking the magnificent view of the high 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 to Mongla (4000m) from where glimpses of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche, and Mt. Khumbila are fantastic. Sherpa regards Mt. Khumbila (5761m) as a 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 Cholatse. It can be the 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 excellent 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 hillside above thundering Dudkoshi passing through some small hamlets and sandy spurs, we reach Machhermo. The beautiful stream flowing down from the Kyajo RI and Phari Lapche mountains runs through the middle of the village before draining into the Dudh Koshi. Most probably we will be here by our lunch.

Today, we climb through a ridge Chorten from where we can see the remarkable view of both down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge, the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Pangka (4480 m) after some gentle walk. After crossing an iron bridge over a stream, the trail levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get a chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone. The second lake, Taboche Tsho, mesmerizes us by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little we reach the third lake, called Dudh Pokhari, linked by a surging stream to the previous one. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain. Above the lake provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, cholatse, and Tawache. Stay overnight in a tea house lodge.

Spend a day in Gokyo, strolling around the lakes and hiking up to some of the mountain viewpoints nearby. Start your trek in the morning and get to steep climb of about 30min to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. View the Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. We would not miss the chance to observe the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and the fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu.

In the afternoon, trek down to Dole. It is possible to climb a ridge behind Dole for an even more magnificent view of the valley.

The trail first descends steeply out of the valley through beautiful rhododendron forests. We arrive in Phortse Thanga and crossing the river over a suspension bridge. We ascend a sandy slope to the Dudh Kosi River. The route climbs to the valley of Dudh Koshi and down to Khumjung. Finally, we reach the Namche valley

The descent from Namche to the Dudh Koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. The trail descends over the ridge past rocky cliffs and scattered pines to the tiny village of Tokthok. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the trail runs mostly level. We will work through rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. Phakding is a crowded place but better for your overnight settlement

It will be just a 3 hr easy and gentle trail back to Lukla. The trail drops steeply and runs level throughout the day. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas. In the evening you can enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show.

Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to ktm and transfer to your hotel; you can have a lovely room with a good hot shower and take your time relaxing.

Today is for a spared day in case of bad weather in Lukla, which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.) In the evening, you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show exchanging greetings among friends and with all Nepalese people. You can buy some souvenirs.

Today is free or last minute you have a few hour personal shopping for your relatives. If you have more time, you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.

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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 are 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/Farewell 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 a Nepal visa upon 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.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost
YearStart DateTrip DurationCost/PersonGroup SizeJoin Group
2020 Jan 15 15 Days US$ 1399 2-16 PaxJoin Group
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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

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    Maximum Altitude
    Gokyo Ri (5350m)

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Strenuous

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