Gokyo Lake trekking
Gokyo Lake trekking offers an amazing view of the Everest Himalayan range with a crystal clear blue water lake and the largest glacier valley from Gokyo Ri 5,357m. The main highlight of Gokyo Ri 5,357m, is to analyze the view of Mt Everest and the other eight thousand meters peaks in the Everest region. The height of Gokyo Lake is (4700 m). Normally the trek starts after 35 minutes of exiting the mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,828 m). Then we are following the Dudh Koshi River valleys which ascend up to the Sherpa’s capital of Namche Bazar. The trail to Gokyo is a continuous ascent up the valley that passes from side to side the area of birch and rhododendron forest where the incommunicable musk deer for a while can be seen. This pleasure trip to the Gokyo Lake and fifth lakes would be magnetism in Gokyo Valley trekking. Fifth Lake and Gokyo Ri is the best Everest viewpoint and Ngozumpa glacier in the Khumbu region.
Gokyo Lake trek offers an amazing vista of Ngozumpa Glacier which is the biggest glacier in Nepal’s Himalayas. High of Gokyo Ri is (5,357 m) from here you will have magnificent views including; Mt.Everest (8,848 m), Mt: Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt: Lhotse (8516 m), Mt: Makalu, Gyachung Kang, and many more other Mountains. Place among out of these world high mountains adjoining, the trails lead during the Khumbu region in the homeland of Sherpa’s. Gokyo Lake trek is no hesitation one of the largest parts of impressive mountain areas in the Everest region. After the Gokyo Ri, we trek down to Pheriche village and go to the Tengboche Monastery via Pangboche. The village of Pangboche also which is a beautiful village with an exciting background in the high Mountains.
Tengboche Monastery founded in (3,890m) is covered by rhododendron trees. The monastery is one of the chief monasteries in the Solukhumbu area which is also grateful for the Shakyamuni Tibetan Buddhism. The views from this place can be seen to the greatest advantage in the sunrise, which is the completely breathtaking and spectacular view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, and other surrounding mountains. Tengboche Monastery is the sacred heart of Sherpa, where around 40 Tibetan Buddhist monks are living any season. Hope the Gokyo lake trek provides you with impressive scenery in your lifetime.
- All airport pick up drop, hotel transfers by private car or van.
- 2 nights star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Teahouse/Lodge all accommodation during the trek
- A half-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide.
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets.
- experienced English-speaking guide, porters including their salary, insurance, equipment,
- all necessary paperwork and permits National park fee, and TIMS.
- First Aid medical box.
- Government and local taxes etc.
- Nepal Visa fee bring correct USD cash and two passport photos.
- All International airfare and extra accessible baggage charge.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Personal expenses phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, boiled water, shower, etc.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu .lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu,
- Tips for guides and porters.
Exploring the Sherpa's headquarters of Namche Bazaar.
A chance to Encounter rare animals of Musk deer and other species.
Visiting Gokyo holy Lake and the best viewpoint of Gokyo Ri (5,357 m.)
Best View of over eight thousand meters Peak including the Mt. Everest 8,848m., Makalu 8,481m., and Mt. Cho Oyu 8,201m.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International airport transfer to the hotel O/N hotel in Kathmandu BB plan.
Day 02: 35 minutes flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610 m) 3hrs walking O/N Guesthouse FB plan.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 6 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse FB plan.
Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar, side tour to Everest view hotel O/N Guesthouse FB plan.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,200 m) 8 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse FB plan.
Day 06: Dole to Machchhermo (4,470 m) 4 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse FB plan.
Day 07: Machchhermo to Gokyo(4,790 m) 5 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse FB plan.
Day 08: Expedition around Gokyo Lake climbs Gokyo Ri (5,330 m) 5 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse FB plan.
Day 09: Trek back to Dole 5 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse FB plan.
Day 10: Trek Down to Namche Bazaar or Manju O/N Guesthouse FB plan.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla 5 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse FB plan.
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel in BB plan.
Day 13: Final departure transfer to airport trip to end.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan.
Your Arrival in Kathmandu international airport our people pick up you and transfer to Hotel check-in room and talk about your whole program with your guide, overnight at the hotel
Day 02: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610 m) 3 hrs overnight at lodge.
This day early morning guide will pick up you from the hotel with private car and transfer you to the domestic airport and fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m.) 35 minute and trek to Phakding 3 hrs walk around mountain flat trail descending 200 meters to Phakding (2,610m.) overnight at Lodge.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) 6/7 hrs overnight at lodge.
This day after breakfast trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m.) 6 7 hrs walk this day you will ascend to 830m. the trails are until lunch place is gradual ascend after that you will walk through pine forest steep uphill to Namche bazaar this day if the weather is clear you can have first Everest view on the way to Namche bazaar overnight at Lodge.
Day 04: Acclimatization day hike to Everest view hotel (3,880 m) 4/5 hrs overnight at lodge.
This day is acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar after breakfast you will go to visit with a guide in the National park Museum and walk till to Everest view Hotel (3,880m.) it’s from where you can have a beautiful mountains panoramic view including the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablome, Thamserku, and many more other white-capped mountains, and back to Namche overnight at Lodge.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,200 m) 6/7hrs overnight at lodge.
This day the trail is a bit zigzag, descend and more gradual ascend but, it is the best day to observe the mountain wildlife like Himalayan Thar, Mountain Got, Musk deer, Himalayan Monal (Danphe) which is Nepal’s National bird and other different species also offer you glorious scene of Mt Cho Oyu (8,201m.). overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Dole to Machchhermo (4,470 m) 4 hrs overnight at lodge.
This day the trails are additionally plodding ascend till to Machhermo, but offer you amazing scenery of some of the white-capped mountains including the Mt. Cho Oyu and when you will reach there after lunch bit rest and go for acclimatizing hike. overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Machchhermo to Gokyo(4,790 m) 4/5 hrs overnight at lodge.
A further half-day trek to passing through Luzza as well beautiful first Lake and Second Lake, the Third Lake is your destination to Gokyo, the trails are again bitted zigzag and ascending to reach there. After lunch, you just walk around Ngozumpa Glacier. overnight at the lodge.
Day 08: Expedition around Gokyo Lake climbs Gokyo Ri (5,330 m) 5 hrs overnight at lodge.
This day trip starts early morning for the Gokyo Ri expedition it takes almost 3 hours but, when you reach the summit you will have an incredible panoramic view of the Everest Himalayan range including the over Eight Thousand meter peak as Mt. Cho Oyu 8,201m., M. Makalu 8,481m., Mt. Everest 8,848m and other over Seven Thousand meters peak. When you will back after breakfast another exploration to the Fifth Lake, evening back to Gokyo overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek back to Dole(4,200m) 5 hrs overnight at the lodge.
This day the trails are totally downhill till to Dole, breakfast same way you will back via Machhermo you can enjoy the nature with flora and fauna. overnight at the lodge.
Day 10: Trek Down to Namche Bazaar or Manju (2660m)6/7 hrs overnight at lodge.
This day after the breakfast you will be heading descend till to Phungitenga after that you should ascend about an hour till to Mongla hill and you can have tea or lunch break it is depending on your speed if you fast, walker, you can have lunch in Namche Bazaar and bit shopping some souvenir for the family and friends, if you are a fast walker you can stay in Namche if you are a slower walker then continue to Manju.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla 5 hrs overnight at the lodge.
This is the final hiking day after breakfast walk descends 7 hours from Namche and 5 hours from Manju to Lukla, via Phakding. The evening celebrates the dinner with your guide and porter also say bye to local staff.
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel with a BB plan.
Early breakfast goes to the airport joyful flight to Kathmandu and transfers to the Hotel. The whole day you are free to manage your things and shopping, but evening Farewell dinner with the office person.
Day 13: Final departure transfer to airport trip to end.
if you have time you can stay longer other ways, the Final day for your won destination, this day you have to be an airport before 3 hours on your schedule plan, anytime our office person pick up you from the hotel and drop to you airport trip to end.
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and the walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good track, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.
Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in the tea house & during trekking. Tea houses are simple, local-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards.
Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups, or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast, and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
What about our luggage?
1 Porter will be shared between 2 participants, they take a maximum load of 12kgs per participant.
You may keep things you will not use on a trek at our hotel in Kathmandu.
What will the temperature be like?
Basically, the atmospheric temperature fluctuates between -10 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
When we are trekking, the temperature would be on the high. For trekking, our concerns are focused on sun and wind exposure. To protect yourselves, you can wear long trekking pants or convertibles, in case it gets too warm, and a dry-fit long sleeve top and have the rain shell or outer waterproof layer accessible.
You’ll need your fleece or maybe the down jackets for those who are more afraid of cold when we reach the lodgings or at night to keep warm.
How much money should we bring?
You will need to carry Nepali Rupee if you decide you want to more shower than 3 times or have additional hot water on the trek. At the trekking lodges, you may wish to buy specialty menu items as well, or pick up souvenirs on the trek. Shopping can be done on your last day in the Thamel area.
What about Acute Mountaineering Sickness (AMS)?
AMS occurs to different people differently at different altitudes due to our tolerance level.
Signs of AMS include Dizziness, Nausea, Loss of Appetite, Fatigue or weakness, Shortness of breath, Drowsiness, and Fluctuation.
Peripheral Edema (Swelling of extremities)
Fluctuation in body temperature
Prevention of AMS:
Adequate REST prior to the trip.
Adequate HYDRATION during the trek or activity. (It is alright to keep going to the look, it is good for you)
Adequate SALT AND SUGAR in your bloodstream. (Basically, EAT)
Adequate WARMTH. (Keep yourself warm and try to not lose as much heat as possible to maintain bodily functions)
PROPER BREATHING. (Breathe deep into the diaphragm, breathe slow and steady. Breathe through your nose. Do not pant.)
PROPER EXERTION. (Go at a constant, manageable pace, do not chase after the person in front, and try not to keep stopping and starting)
All in all, sound out when you do not feel well. We are only human.