Gokyo Lakes Trek, also called the oligotrophic lake, is located at the altitude of 4700 m-5000 m 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 lakes 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 Lakes 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.
Duration: 13 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: 13 days, 2 night’s hotels, 10 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 2 to 16 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 15 kg, 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.
Day 01: - Greetings at Kathmandu Airport, transfer to hotel.
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.
Day 02: - Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m) walking hours: 2-3 hours
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.
Day 03: - Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) walking hours: 4-5 hours
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.
Day 04: - Acclimatization day in Namche
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.
Day 05: - Namchebazaar to Phortse Thanga (3500m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
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.
Day 06: - Phortse Thanga to Machermo (4410m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
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.
Day 07: - Machermo to Gokyo (4750m) walking hours: 4 hours
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.
Day 08: - Gokyo Lake explore and trekking down to Dole (4090m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
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.
Day 09: - Dole trekking down to Namche Bazaar (3440m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
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
Day 10: - Namche Bazaar trekking back to Phakding (2652m) walking hours: 4-5 hours
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
Day 11: - Phakding trekking back to Lukla (2,850) walking hours: 2-3 hours
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.
Day 12: - Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
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.
Day 13: - Farewell Departure, Airport drop off.
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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Hotel, Lodge/guest house
Gokyo Ri (5350m)