Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri trek (14 days)

  • Gokyo Lake
  • Gokyo Lake

Gokyo Lake takes you on an incredible journey through some challenging yet highly rewarding landscapes.  See the majestically soaring mountains, the blue lakes of Gokyo, friendly Sherpas and colorful monasteries. Climb the popular Gokyo Ri along the way, which provide magnificent photo opportunities of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, and views as far as Kanchenjunga in the east and the Tibetan 8000m peak Cho Oyu to the north.  This is a difficult and challenging trek suitable only for physically fit and experienced hikers who love the challenge.

 

Trip Overview

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1320m).
Welcome to Nepal. Here our representative will meet you with a name card as you leave the airport. You will be welcomed by receiving a garland (floral wreath) around your neck, this means welcome to Nepal. You will then be driven to your hotel by car. Here you can have a rest and enjoy the day around Thamelthe tourist centre of Kathmandu.

Hotel in Kathmandu- B

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.
Your tour guide for the day will meet you at your hotel. Your first stop will be Nepal’s most important Hindu sight, Pashupatinath. This site sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and is used as a cremation ground. Our next stop will be Bodhnath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Asia. This is your chance to see some of the thousands of pilgrims who gather to walk around the dome each day. Climb up to one of the many rooftop cafes for lunch and be rewarded with a bird’s-eye view of the entire square. After lunch we turn to the medieval temples in Patan Durbar Square. Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley; it’s filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Our last stop for the day is the Buddhist temple Swyambhunath, mobbed by monkeys and soaring above the city on a hilltop, the ‘Monkey Temple’ is a fascinating, chaotic jumble of Buddhist and Hindu iconography. This is a great place to end your day, so enjoy the view and maybe catch a sunset before heading back to your hotel for dinner. In the evening you will have a meeting with your trekking guide who will make sure you are prepared, explain how your trek will run and also answer any questions you may have.

Hotel in Kathmandu – B

Day 03 – Flight to Lukla/ Start Trek to Phakding (2650 m) about 3 hours.
Early morning your guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the Domestic airport. Your flight this morning will be to Lukla (2827m), an exciting and scenic flight. The flight runs parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibet. Flight time is about 40 minutes and we land at an airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpa’s in the mid-1960s. After an exciting landing you will meet with your porters who will carry your equipment during the trek. We explore the village before hitting the trail. The trek starts with a descent towards the DudhKosi River, passing through prayers stones and prayer flagand then joining the main trail towards Namche Bazaar. (Dudh means ‘milk’ as the waters of the river are a milky white colour from the glacial melt).The walk is easy and after passing through the small village of Chheplung (2650m) and Ghat (2550m), we soon reach our lodge at Phakding. Your guide will be happy to accompany you for a short walk around the area, or just rest and reada book.

Tea House in Lukla – B, L, D

Day 04 –Trek from Phakding toNamche Bazaar (3450m) about 7hours
We start the day by Crossingthe River to walk through blue pine and rhododendron forests, in the spring when the flowers are in bloom it is a magical sight. Enjoy great views of the snow-capped peaks of KusumKanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). From here it is only a short walk to Monjo (2835m), where we arrive in time for lunch. From here the walking gets a little tougher and includes a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. It is a short walk to the entrance of the national park, where our permits are checked before we descend quite steeply to again cross the DudhKosi to Jorsale (2805m). The trek continues upstream on generally flat terrain, to the confluence of the BhoteKosi and DudhKosi rivers. After crossing a large stable suspension bridge high above the river we climb steeply to the village of Namche Bazaar. A slow and steady pace is recommended on this section of the climb and we are encouraged to make the most of the fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche come into view for the first time. You may notice you are travelling a little more slowly as the effects of altitude start to become apparent. Take your time on this path which is used by the local peoples as a ‘foot highway’ on this important trading route. At Namche we stay in a lodge in the heart of the village.

Tea House in Namche – B, L, D

Day 05 – Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar
Due to the high altitude, we stay in Namche Bazaar for a second night to help with acclimatisation. This also enables you to fully explore the town and its surroundings. Namche is a prosperous village, situated in a large protected hollow. The town grew in importance when Tibetan salt was traded for the lowland grains of Nepal. Today trade still continues at Namche and Tibetans are sometimes seen in the village trading rugs, Chinese-made goods, clothing, salt and dried meat. It is highly recommended that you see both the sunrise and sunset views from the national park headquarters above the village. The panorama can be stunning at both times of the day with a superb view of the Khumbu peaks, including great sightings of Everest. After breakfast there are various options, including a walk with a series of great peaks rearing to well over 6,000 meters just to the west. Alternatively you can visit the national park headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. Your guides will be on hand to offer advice and to escort you on the walks. Another option is the steep climb out of the village bowl to the Everest View Hotel where beautiful views of Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Tawoche, Peak 38, and Thamsherku can be enjoyed.

Tea House in Namche – B, L, D

Day 06 –Trek from Namche to Phortse (3810m) about 6hours.
Today after breakfast we climb the hill to Khumjung, turning the north gokyo we will reach Mong the place called also birth place of the saint Lama SangeDorje,the reincarnation Lama of Rongbuk Monastery. From where we could see gorgeous view of Nuptse,Lhotse , AmaDablam and close to Thamserku. Then the trails descend to the Dudh koshi and enter to the Phortse.

Tea House in Phortse– B, L, D

Day 07 –Trek from Phortse to Machhermo (4470m) about 6 hours.
Today the trails climb steeply through Rhododendron forest, passing many kharkas (Temporary settlement for yaks) to Dole. Then the trails climb through a huge rock at Lhabarma (4330m) and carries on to Luza (4340m). From Luza we continue to climb up till Machhermo the last major settlement of Gokyo valley.

Tea House in Machhermo – B, L, D

Day 08 – MachhermotoGokyo (4650m) about 6hours
After breakfast we climb through Chorten to and reach Pangka (4390m). Beyond Pankha the trail drop down first and start to climb steeply. Once we climbing up to the Gokyo we could see the massive view of Ngozmpa glacier and other small lakes on the way and finally reach Gokyo.

Tea House in Gokyo – B, L, D

Day 09 – Hike to Gokyori (5420m) and stay again Gokyo 4 hours
The views around Gokyo are tremendous. For the best views we will climb GokyoRi (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 back to Gokyo village for the night.

Tea House in Gokyo – B, L, D

Day 10–Trek from Gokyo to Dole (4200m) about 5 hours
After breakfast at lodge, we way back from Gokyo is an easy downhill walk along the DudhKoshi River passing byNgozumpa Glacier. We could see theCholatse and Taboche peaks rear up on the right of us. The trail descends below Phangka, and across a level terrace on the slope to climb a rib on the far side of the hill side. Upon reaching the Chorten at the edge, we see great views of Thamserku , Cho Oyu, and Kangtega. We slowly walk down to sprawling village of Machhermo.Then head toward to Dole.

Tea House in Dole – B, L, D

Day 11–Trek from Dole to Namche bazaar about 4 hours
Our hike today is mostly downhill. On the trail we could see some animals like mountain goat, musk deer, pheasant as well as more plants and vegetation including rhododendron forest. Finally an easy walk leads you to the NamcheBazzar for overnight where you will have really hot shower which is the best after few days having no shower.

Tea House in Namche – B, L, D

Day 12– Trek fromNamche to Lukla5 about hours
After breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Monjo. After check out from the park check post continue walking to the Phakding for the lunch. After that your last day of the trek continues to the Lukla.

Tea House in Lukla – B, L, D

Day 13–Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft) 35 minutes flight
Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So your guide will organize all the airport formalities by the time you have finished your breakfast at the lodge. Your luggage will also be taken to the airport for you. Once your guide gets news about your flight arrival at Lukla airport, you will get the chance to watch how these small aircraft land into this small airstrip. After a quick photograph, head to the airport and catch your flight to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu airport, your guide will take you to your hotel by private vehicle. The rest of the day in Kathmandu is yours to rest or explore. Join us tonight for a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepalese Restaurant with cultural program.

Hotel in Kathmandu – B, D

Day 14 – Farewell from Nepal as you fly back home
Our agency’s representative will greet you at your hotel and offer you a Khada (a kind of cloth which is worn on your neck). Wearing Khada means good luck and protection. Afterwards they will drop you to the airport.

Day 01- Arrive Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
Day 02- Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation
Day 03- Fly to lukla then trek to Phakding(2650m/8692ft)
Day 04- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m/11316ft)
Day 05- Acclimatization day at Namche
Day 06- Trek to Phortse (3810m/12496ft)
Day 07- Trek to Machhermo (4470m/14663ft)
Day 08- Trek to Gokyo (4650m/15252ft)
Day 09- Rest day at Gokyo, hike to Gokyori
Day 10- Trek to Dole (4200m/13776ft)
Day 11- Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 12- Trek to Lukla (2840m/9315 ft)
Day 13- Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 14- Fly to Home country

 

Trip Start Dates

We will organise this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us today for a customised departure date.

 

Whats Included/Excluded

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pohkara per itinerary.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.  We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities

 

 

Pricing Per Person

The more people joining your trip the cheaper it becomes, so why not grab a few friends and bring them along.

  • 1 Person -$1360
  • 2-4 People -$1290
  • 5+ People -$1240

 

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please  contact us at [email protected] or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +977-9851175534

 

Trip Summary

Duration: 14 Days

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, Teahouse Lodging during Trek

Meals: As stated in itinerary

Transportation: Car, Plane

Best Time: Apr-May, Sep-Nov 

Are you looking for a Tailor made trip? Your enquiry is greatly appreciated and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
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