Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking

Trip Level
Moderate
Destination
Nepal
Trip Duration
15 Days

Overview

Trekking Highlights:

“A beautiful and most rewarding experience around scenic Gokyo Lakes On top high Gokyo Ri for a stunning panorama of worlds four highest mountains Within serene environment around magnificent areas of Gokyo valley Adventure on high hills and valley with daily tremendous views of peaks Explore Sherpa villages enriched with immense Buddhist culture and custom.”

Trip Profile:  

Trip Mode: On hotels and lodge basis on treks.

Trek Grade: Moderate and Adventurous. 

People and Culture:  Populated by Sherpa people of Buddhism religions with colorful and impressive cultures.

Highest spot: On top Gokyo-Ri 5,483 m and 19,083 ft high.

The region of Trekking: Nepal Far North Mid-East Khumbu and Everest Region.

Duration of walks: 10 Nights and 11 Days (Lukla to Lukla)

Total Trip: 14 Nights and 15 Days (Arrival to final departure)

Seasons: Nearly all months of the year except monsoon June to August wet seasons, March to May wild-flowers are in blooming time, with clear morning for views and pleasant day for walks, October to December another best months for clear views of mountain scenery, morning  and night times will be cold as per altitude wise.

Introduction:

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking where Nepal High Point Treks offers you with scenic moments with the adventure of a lifetime experience walking into the spectacular valley at Gokyo with its emerald lakes facing magnificent views of high mountains.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking is quite different to other scenic places of Everest and Khumbu areas, where this route leads you into a serene environment with fewer numbers group of trekkers on this quiet trail facing daily views of high snow-capped peaks.

Starts with an exciting short flight from Kathmandu to reach at Tenzing and Hillary small airstrip in Lukla, the airport named tribute to late mountaineers who first stepped foot on top Mt. Everest.

From Lukla walk leads on moderate gradual path visiting nice villages well-tended farms around Sherpa country interwoven with age-old traditions custom of Buddhism where route leads to follow Dudh Kosi River within the shade of pines and rhododendron tree lines and heading high towards famous Namche Bazaar.

At Namche Bazaar having time with rest days for acclimatization in this exciting large and main hub of Khumbu and the center for many adventures around high Khumbu valley within Everest.

As walks lead on scenic trails then our route diverts from the main base camp path heading due north to enter into the picturesque valley at Gokyo with its simmering calm glacial lakes surrounded by high peaks.

While in Gokyo with ample time where early morning hike takes you to steep uphill to reach on top, the highest point of the adventure at Gokyo-Ri above 5,483 m and 19,083 ft high facing incredible panorama of world four highest mountains with Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Makalu in the east includes arrays of lesser peaks.

After mesmerizing moments at Gokyo valley head back to Namche on downhill trails to reach at Lukla town for next early morning short flight to Kathmandu with grand enjoyable adventure and fabulous experience on Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking.

Trek Outline Itinerary for Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,560 m - 04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs. 

Day 05: At Namche rest day for acclimatization and short hike.      

Day 06: Trek to Dole 4,210 m - 06 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Machhermo 4,470 m - 04 hrs. 

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Valley 4,800 m / 15,744 ft - 04 hrs.

Day 09: Climb to Goyko Ri at 5,483 m/19,083ft afternoon at leisure and rest.

Day 10: Trek back to Dole 4,210 m - 06 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.                                    

Day 12: Trek to Lukla via Phakding village - 06 hrs.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 14: In Kathmandu reserve and spare day for individual activities.

Day 15: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching at Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in centre of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where Nepal High Point Treks guides will provide information on treks-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to Everest Gokyo Lake trekking.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with the optional tour.

In Kathmandu, a free day preparation for Everest Gokyo Lake trekking with optional sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,615 m - 04 hrs.

Early morning Nepal High Point guide and staff will pick you from your hotel for short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport, completing security formalities board in a small aircraft (Dornier / Twin Otter or similar plane) where short and scenic flight heads eastbound facing views of Himalayan range with includes Mt. Everest, and then lands at Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport named after legendary mountaineers. From here having refreshing morning break walk continues on a gradual trail with some down-hill and short ups to reach first overnight stop in Phakding village, a nice Sherpa village situated above near Dudh-Kosi River. 

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.                                        

A slow an easy morning walks leads to Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, with time here for refreshing stop then cross a bridge to reach at Jorsalle the last village before Namche Bazaar (possible lunch stop), from here walk on river bed within forested area and then climb from the last high bridge to reach at famous and colorful Namche Bazaar. Where walk leads to climbing on winding uphill facing views of peaks, at Namche check into a nice and cozy lodge, with time to wander around its many well-stocked shops, Namche Bazaar the hub and main town or large village of Khumbu area where colorful and busy Saturday market held once a week.

Day 05: At Namche rest day for acclimatization and short hike.         

Rest day at Namche for acclimatization before heading towards higher terrains, with various options for short walks to catch best views of high peaks will be a good hike to Everest View Hotel, a four hours walks both ways, rewards you with an excellent panorama of mountains with Everest and magnificent Amadablam. At Namche visit in the interesting museum with much information of Khumbu Sherpa, culture, flora-fauna as well of mountaineering expedition history with the rest of the afternoon at leisure. 

Day 06: Trek to Dole 4,210 m - 06 hrs.

After a pleasant and enjoyable time at Namche, morning walk leads with a short climb and on gradual scenic trail facing views of Everest, Amadablam with an array of peaks. As walks lead into greenery within woodland then our route diverts from the main Everest Base Camp trail heading straight north with a steep climb for an hour to reach Mong hill, a place with few shops and the small lodge offers an excellent panorama of mountains range with Everest in the north. From here on the downhill to Phortse Tenga village by the bank of Dudh Kosi River within wooded areas, where afternoon walk leads to a climb into a gorge within the forest of pines and rhododendron to reach a small settlement at Dole for an overnight stop.

Day 07: Trek to Machhermo 4,470 m - 04 hrs.

After Dole with pleasant overnight stop, from here onward tree lines drops for short bush of rhododendron and juniper, as walk leads to a short steep climb and then on level path for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325 m and to Luza at 4,390m; then walk around ridgeline with first glimpse of Machherma, located below a small valley, finally reaching at Machherma for overnight stop.

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Valley 4,800 m / 15,744 ft - 04 hrs.

Morning walk leads to Gokyo Valley and into its serene lakes following on scenic trail to Pangka 4,545m, then climbing a rocky path into ablation valley passing the first lake and second lake, then reaching the third lake called Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake. At the bank of the Lake where summer settlement located of Gokyo at 4,790 meters, after lunch a short walk of the lake with a view of Mt. Cho Oyo world’s 06th highest, and Gyachung Kang with reflection on emerald Gokyo Lake.

Day 09: Climb to Goyko Ri at 5,483 m/19,083ft afternoon at leisure and rest.

Early morning hike to Gokyo Ri at 5,483 m the highest and highlight of the adventure, from here enjoy the panorama of world’s highest mountains Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and to the east views of Mt. Makalu.  After a great exciting moment descend to Gokyo for lunch with the rest of the afternoon free to enjoy surrounding beautiful sceneries.

Day 10: Trek back to Dole 4,210 m - 06 hrs.

After a marvelous time within beautiful surroundings, morning walk leads to long downhill with some ups to reach at Dole, a place with a number of good lodges for an overnight stay. On reaching Dole back into green vegetation and tree line with time around to explore within this nice quiet area within a river gorge. 

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs. 

Morning catching a peaceful and pleasant overnight at Dole walk leads downhill within the green forested area to reach Dudh Kosi River and then climb to Mong Hill, from here walk leads on the gradual winding path to Namche Bazaar for last night in Khumbu before Lukla.

Day 12: Trek to Lukla via Phakding - 06 hrs. 

Our last final day of the adventure with long day treks to reach Lukla starting with descending to reach a river valley and at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit to Monjo village, where walk continues past Phakding with last short climb to reach at last overnight stay in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Having early breakfast where interesting short scenic flight brings you back at Kathmandu, as you depart from Lukla early morning, as air journey leads you with an amazing panorama of mountains and then landing at Kathmandu airport with short drivel back to your respective hotels. 

Day 14: In Kathmandu reserve and spare day for individual activities.

While in Kathmandu we have reserved this day as a contingency in case of flight delay and might lead to cancellation due to unfavorable bad weather condition. On this day as you fly in as per the itinerary where you can enjoy individual activities and shopping souvenirs with a free day in Kathmandu. 

Day 15: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Last day in the country of high Everest within massive Himalaya, with wonderful short experience and adventure on Everest Gokyo Lake trek, then depart from the hotel as per your flight time as Nepal High Point Treks staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu- every hotel rate are effected by standard and ranking.  We will be happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Thus, please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of accommodation that you would like to stay in.


Cost Details

  • All airport pick-up and drop-off transport services by private vehicles.
  • Everest region  National Park permit.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card (permit).
  • Well Trained English speaking Trekking guide.
  • Porter  - 2 guest = 1 porter who carries 20-25 kg of your luggage.
  • Accommodation in  Hotel / Lodge during the trek.
  • Meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Air ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Food and accommodation as well as Insurance and equipment for guide and porters.
  • Rescue assistance if necessary for an emergency (urgent) situation only.
  • Farewell dinner.
  •  Your travel insurance and Personal nature expenses.
  •  Drinks (tea/coffee, beer, cokes, mineral water), beverages and hot shower.
  •  Tips for trekking staff.
  •  Entrance fees while sightseeing.
  •  Meals &  accommodation while you are in Kathmandu.

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.