Gokyo Lakes Trek is the adventure of a life time experience, as the walk leads beneath the towering world highest Mt. Everest and 6th Mt. Cho-Oyu. Gokyo Lakes Trek to Gokyo Lake leads to World highest Heritage Sites “The Sagarmatha National Park” (Sagarmatha for Mount Everest in Nepali meaning Great Mother), the national park was added to World Heritage Sites in 1979.
Gokyo Lakes Trek is an adventure trip in Everest Khumbu region of Nepal. The 13-day trip begins in Kathmandu where we visit several heritage sites. The Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is an alternative to classical treks in the Everest region. It takes us to the Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri which provides panoramic views of Everest and the other Himalayas. We also get to watch the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and the Gokyo valley from Gokyo Ri.
From the moment on landing at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff will receive you with a warm welcome and transfer you to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. After refresh join the other group member for trip orientation and briefing by our guide/leader regarding Trek, hotels, do and don’ts along with evening group dinner.
Early morning depart from the hotel for the flight to Lukla in a small plane Dornier, Twin Otter or similar type, during airborne great views of snow capped peaks with Mt. Everest, this scenic flight takes 30 mins, on landing at Lukla, meet our other trekking staff and porters, with time rest and to refresh before starting the trek to Phakding for overnight stop, walk leads through several wonderful villages and farm lands with great views of hills and valleys then reaching at Phakding village for the night halt by the Dudh Kosi (river)
Today, walk will be long heading to Namche at 3,440 m high on the uphill path, starting the morning on crossing few bridges over Dudh Kosi River, then reaching at Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo.From here walk leads on the bank of a river, after last bridge an uphill haul for few hours all the way to Namche Bazaar, here with 2 nights in this large prosperous trading town –village as well the main centre and capital of Khumbu area with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with busy colorful interesting Saturday market.
A perfect place for rest day with acclimatization, morning a short hike up to park museum, information on mountaineering, flora – fauna and Sherpa culture and religions, this scenic beautiful place offers a grand vista of high snow capped mountains including Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam, options a hike to Everest View Hotel for beautiful scenery of mountains above old Syangboche air strip. For energetic people can take a walk of few hours visiting the sleepy Khumjung and Khunde located on a glacial valley beneath the majestic holy peak of Khumbila the patron god of Khumbu.
After a nice time at Namche a gentle uphill to Shanasa a small settlements with few houses, here chances of seeing some wildlife as this area if full of colorful Danphe pheasant (Impeyan Pheasant) National bird of Nepal and elusive musk deer, Himalayan Thar (mountain goat).From here route diverts to Gokyo Lake leaving the main trial o, leading to a steep climb to Mong hill at 3,973 m with grand views of landscapes and mountains, from here downhill to Phortse Thanghka by Dudh Kosi River, journey continues with a gradual climb into forest of pines, birch and rhododendron and passing Tongba 3,950m and Gyele 3,960 m a small farm areas to reach at Dole for overnight stop with great views of Khumbila and Tawache peaks.
Morning walk leads to a short steep climb on a ridge and then on the pleasant trail to Machermo, after Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325 m and Luza a small place at 4,390m; with view of world’s 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu.
Morning trek leads to a steep climb on reaching a hill top with awesome views of surrounding hills landscapes and of snow clad peaks, then a slowly heading towards Gokyo lake reaching the 1st and 2nd lake and finally walk end at Gokyo 3rd lake also named Dudh Pokhari. At Gokyo with nice cozy lodge for overnight stop and lunch, afternoon on leisure for short walk around beautiful lake side with views of Mt. Cho-Oyu and other line of peaks.
Today we begin early,hiking up for 2.5 hrs we arrive to gokyo ri. From the top of gokyo ri we see panaromic views of four 8000ers of Himalayas that include Everest,Lhotse,Cho-oyu and Makalu.Then our trail descend toward Dole.On the trail ,we also enjoy the views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks.We walk past Machhermo, Luza and Lhaforma village before reaching Dole.Overnight in Dole.
Wedescend our journey watching Rhododendrons, waterfalls and other animal like mountain goat,musk deer e.t.c. On our way to Namche the view of taboche ,Ana Dablam, Thanserka and Kangtega mountains are ours to admire.Then we arrive in bustling Khumbu Toen Namche Bazaar.Overnight in Namche bazaar.
Today, last of this super adventure ending at Lukla, morning walk leads on the gradual winding path to reach at Lukla, after a last final climb of 45 minutes, in Lukla reaching for lunch and overnight stop, a free afternoon to organize gratitude and farewell dinner with fellow staff and porters.
From Lukla daily flight operates early morning to Kathmandu, sometimes the flight time can get delayed due to unfavorable bad weather, as per the flight time board in a small plane for short scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Katmandu domestic terminal transfer back to respective hotels.
Today, last day in Nepal with great memories and amazing experience trekking Gokyo Lake & Everest Base Camp, our staff transfers you to Kathmandu
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It all depends on the client’s requirement. However, We will be staying at 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Guesthouse/tea houses during the trek. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost additional charges We will have rooms with attached restrooms in most parts of the trek but this is not possible in a few remote locations. Also understand that single rooms are not easily available in higher elevations like they are in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions. In Kathmandu for our clients as these hotels are conveniently located in the center of the popular Thamel area.
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature, then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the summer or monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a paradise for a keen botanist and naturalist.
Destination Holidays trekking involves for 4 to 7 hours of walking every day, depending on trails and altitude as per the trip selected, with some rest and acclimatization periods. The daily routine begins at around 6 a.m. with bed tea and washing water brought to your tent and rooms. Please get packed promptly so that the Sherpa guides can start taking down the tents and your baggage, while you are having breakfast. Take your day pack with you to breakfast. The morning walk will be about 3 hours and there is no need to hurry. The lunch stop lasts about 1 to 2 hours and is a good time to do your laundry and write your diary etc. Then walk for another 2 to 3 hours to our evening stop. Tea and biscuits awaits you and a few hours later dinner and evening reading, cards, drinking, etc.
Tipping though not compulsory however has become a customary in Nepal. 13 per cent VAT and 2.2 per cent Tourist Service Fee is usually included in your bill. Waiters, Bell boys and room maids would be happy to receive tips.