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Gokyo Lake Trek

4 days in Kathmandu, 12 days Trekking, 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu, Total 16 days trip

Magnificent view of Himalayas, Sherpa villages and Monasteries, Sagarmatha National Park, Syangboche Airstrip , Everest mountain view ,Sherpa culture , sherpa peoples , and best himalayan range, a real picture of Nepal.

 

This trek explores around the breathtaking Gokyo valley that is located adjacent of the Khumbu. Gokyo is a land of high altitude lakes. 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, On the way to descent you can enjoy, superb view of Gokyo Lake.

We fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and begin trekking through the land of the legendary Sherpas in to the Sagarmatha (Everest) national park. Since the successful ascent of Everest the Khumbu region has enjoyed the international attention. Our first destination is Namche Bazaar, the gateway of Khumbu region..

Itinerary for Gokyo Lake Trek

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu .Short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.

Day 02: Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley
Half day sightseeing around UNESCO Bhaktapur / Kathmandu where your guide will escort you on a tour of Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest on your own or take a rest while trekking permits are finalised. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Phakding (2610m)
Early morning you will be picked up by your guide to go to the Kathmandu airport, from where we will take the airplane to Lukla, which will take us about 30 minutes of flight time. At Lukla we will be meet our porters and will head north from the airstrip to Chablung (2700m). Here we will cross the Tharo Kosi river on a local-style suspension bridge. Just past the bridge we can see the peak of Kusum Kangru (6367m), which is the most difficult of the so-called “trekking peaks”. Beyond the Tharo Kosi the trail climbs a bit towards Ghat (2590m), we will cross a ridge marked with painted mani stones and climb to Phakding where we will stay overnight (3 hrs).

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3420m)
From Phakding we follow the valley of the Dudh Kosi river, staying on the west bank of the river. We climb steeply over a rocky ridge towards Benkar (2710m). From here the trail continues alongside the river. All along this part of the trail, villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of rhododendron, magnolia and giant firs. In both the early autumn and late spring, the flowers on this portion of the trek make it a beautiful walk. We cross the Kyashar Khola river and climb out of the valley to Monjo (2840m). Just beyond Monjo the trek enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, which was established in 1976 to protect a 1148 sq km area surrounding Mt Everest. Beyond the national park entrance station, the trail makes a steep rocky descent and crosses the Dhud Kosi river on a 120m-long suspension bridge towards Jorsale (2830m). After crossing this river a few times while climbing our way up the valley we will reach Namche Bazaar (3420m). Namche Bazaar is the main trading centre in this region and features numerous shops, hotels and restaurants (6 hrs)..

Day 05: Namche Bazzar Acclimatisation (3440m)
Today we will do the trek to Thami and back again. Thami lies at an elevation of 3750m, near the foot of a large valley west of Namche Bazaar. The route passes the settlements of Phurte (3390m), Thamo (3440m) and Somde (3580m) before arriving in the Sherpa village of Thami (3750m). We will have good views of the snow peaks of Teng Kangpoche (6500m) and Kwangde (6187m) to the south. After our lunch we will return to Namche Bazaar for the night (6 hrs).

Day 06: Namche Bazzar to Phortse Thanga (3500m)
The trek of today climbs the hill to Khumjung and descends to the valley of Dudh Koshi. The route to Goyko turns north, climbing above the more frequented route to Tengboche and Everest base camp. It climbs gently to a ridge top at 3973m. From here we descent in steep switchbacks down a sandy slope to the Dudh Kosi river. After crossing this river on a suspension bridge we arrive in Phortse Thanga (3 hrs).

Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Dole (4090m)
In aid of acclimatisation the time spend trekking today is short. The trail first climbs steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests, which give away to fragrant stands of juniper and large conifers. This part of the trek is especially beautiful in spring when the rhododendrons are blooming. We pass a herders’ hut at Tongba (3950m) and then climb gently to Dole. From here the views of Khumbila and Tawachee are tremendous throughout the day, and it is possible to climb a ridge behind Dole for an even broader view up and down the valley (2 hrs).

Day 08: Dole to Machhermo (4410m)
The trail starts today by climbing steeply through scrub junipers to a single lodge at Lhabarma (4330m). We pass the small settlement of Luza (4340m) and continue to climb along the side of the valley, high above the river to Machhermo. It was here that a yeti supposedly killed three yaks and attacked a Sherpa woman. This is the most credible yeti incident ever reported, so be watchful as we visit this region (2 hrs).

Day 09: Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m)
Beyond Machhermo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and upwards to Cho Oyu. Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail reaches the small village of Pangka (4390m). After passing Pangka the trail drops briefly, then climbs to a large cave known as Nilibuk. After Nilibuk we climb steeply along a narrow, newly crafted staircase trail. Atop the staircase the trail crosses a simple wooden bridge to the first small lake, Longponga, at 4650m. The trail now becomes almost level as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Taujun, at 4710m and finally up a boulder strewn path to Gokyo. Gokyo is a collection of stone houses and walled pastures on the shores of a large lake known as Dudh Pokhari (4 hrs).

Day 10: Gokyo The views around Gokyo are tremendous. For the best views we will climb Gokyo Ri (5357m) today. From here we will have a panoramic view of Cho Oyu, Gyanchung Kang, Everest, Lothse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee. After we enjoy the view we will return to Gokyo village for the night (4 hrs).

Day 11: Gokyo to Phortse
To return to Phortse we use a different route than we used on our way up. We will follow the eastern side of the valley to gain different views of Khumbila. Climbing across the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier we will reach the village of Na (4400m). The descent from Na along the eastern side of the Dudh Kosi valley is straightforward and we eventually arrive in Phortse (7 hrs).

Day 12: Phortse to Namche Bazaar
A slippery trail descents from Phortse to a bridge at Phortse Tange and rejoins the original route from Khumjung. From here it is easy to continue to Namche Bazaar where we will spend the night (4 hrs).

Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
It is a long walk from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, but we are probably all in good shape by now. From Namche, we will descent steeply back to the Dudh Kosi river and continue our way past the national park checkpoint at Monjo. The trail then continues back towards Lukla, where we will reconfirm our flight tickets for the next day and spend the night (7 hrs).

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu
Taking the early morning flight from Lukla will bring us back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15: Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with Nepali dinner with our Team stay overnight at , hotel .

Day 16: Final departure, transfer to airport

Trip Price:

Starts from: US $ 1120.00 | Max. : US $ 1440.00

Why trip price is different?

Following are the determinants for the price

  • Accomodations in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Mode of Transportation (car/van/bus/flights)
  • Number of crews(Guides & porters, Sherpas, Cook(s))
  • Travelling time(Season)
  • Extra services

Note: The trek can be operated in both teahouse and camping (tented camp) on your request. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.

You will get best price after your inquiry We know about value of money and world economy, so fell free to share your tentative budget for this trip so we can mention and compromise with price, this is standard price for trip if you have low budget we can run even cheap and if you wise to pay more and need extra deluxe service we will do that.

Included in the price

  • Pick & Drop to Airport/Hotel by our Private Car/ Van / Bus
  • accomodation hotel in kathmandu as per Itineary
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with English speaking Tour guide with the facility of car/van
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek
  • Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
  • Trekking Guides and Porters will be Government Licensed holder with friendly and good English during the trek
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • Area Permit for Everest/Sagarmatha National Park
  • Guide airfare Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Everest Trek.

Not included in the price

  • Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Airfare domestic / international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa fees US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.)( Visa can be easily issued upon the arrival of Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu which will require 2 passport size photos)
  • Airport tax required for the Domestic / International flights
  • All alcoholic drinks, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet
  • Extra Tea and Coffee.
  • Personal trekking equipment, medical and travel insurance
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument
  • Any extra transportation except itinerary (we can arrange if request)
  • Any kind of personal expenses / Helicopter rescue due to cause of out of our control.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price
  • Some extra assistance like (if you can not walk properly our guide will arrange you horse, to came back, if applicable this you have t o pay them directly
  • Tips to staff. After working everyone expect some Tips , we never tell you fixed amount ,because it is up to you and up to their service ,but generally tourist use to give10% of total cost

 

 

Fact of the Trek:

Trip Name: Gokyo Lake Trek

Duration: 16 Days(4 days Ktm+12 days trek)

Trip Type: Tea House/Camping

Price: Starts from US$ 1120

Trekking Grade: Moderate

Best season: September to November & February to May (however we arrange this trek throughout the year )

Transportation: Land or Flight

Accommodation: Hotel/ Resort (Kathmandu ) & tea house( during the trek )or camping

Highest access of the trek: Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,572m)

Culture: Sherpa

Trekking Map

Everest Trekking Map

Testimonials

Kathmandu Tour+ Village tour May 2010

I highly recommend Kedar Neupane Managing Director of Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd and he's team for any of your trekking activities, or sightseeing in Nepal. He has taken me to the most beautiful places I have ever seen.............

Dr Harry Rowe
Kurtstieler strasse
Possenhofen 82343
Germany

How to Extend your Trip ?

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