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Gokyo Lake Trek

12 Days Package | (Based on 3 Review)

  • Availability
    Anytime Of The Year

  • Trip Duration
    12 Days

  • Trek Difficulty
    Streneous

  • Group Size
    Private and Group Tour

  • Maximum Altitude
    5545m

  • Guide Language
    English, franc , Germany

GHT

Quick Overview

  • Start From Kathmandu
  • End At Kathmandu
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Best Season: Sep-Dec, Feb-May

Introduction

Gokyo Lake Trek is one of the most sought after and a great option to well known Everest Base Camp Trek in the Everest Region. This trek is a real surprise for nature lovers as well as adventure seekers since the lake at the great altitude would make everyone fall in love with it. The main highlights of this trek are Mt. Everest along with other neighboring peaks, numerous pristine lakes and one of the largest glaciers of Nepal, Ngozumpa glacier. Gokyo Lake Trek takes you to the high altitude into the Himalaya’s presents four of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse. The routes don’t only offer awe-aspiring natural beauty but also cultural insights of the region. Trekking to Gokyo Lake requires thoughtful preparation and little experience as its trekking routes fall in areas that are perennially cold. The best time for trekking in Gokyo Lake is from Sep-Dec and Feb-May.

The route to the Gokyo Lakes remains most of the time but still offers its trekker with an insight into local village life, beautiful glaciers, icy rivers, snow-capped mountains, and of course tranquil waters of Gokyo Lakes itself. Our trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, from where we begin our hike to Phakding on the bank of Dudh Koshi River. From Phakding, we will stick with the main track to Namche Bazaar, the biggest Sherpa village of the region. From Namche, we go through several popular villages such as Dole and Machhermo to reach our final destination. Upon our arrival at the Gokyo Valley, we'll be blessed by the beautiful scenery of Gokyo valley and the series of Gokyo Lake. After exploring the best of Gokyo Lake, we descend back via the same route. 

Trek Highlights

  • Thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Rich Sherpa culture and tradition.
  • Astonishing mountain views: Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and other peaks.
  • Pristine Gokyo Lake
  • Witness ancient Monasteries, Museums, and local settlements

Food

Food facility during Gokyo Lake Trek will usually have breakfast and dinner in the Tea House and lunch will be at one of the restaurants on the way. Our team will help you with menu selection and ensure that you get the hygienic and nutritious food during the trek. You'll get food of very good quality and hygienic, and we recommend you try local foods such as dal bhat (lentil stew, rice with meat and curried potatoes, boiled potatoes with chilli sauce, vegetables or curry with rice. These are the regular food dishes of Sherpa people but every lodge will also offer a wide range of western meals. You'll have several food options like omelets, toast, pancakes, Tibetan bread, momo, macaroni veg fried rice, dal bhat, curry w/rice, noodles, fruit cocktail, chocolate cake, rice pudding, etc. During your Kathmandu stay, you'll have a variety of food options to choose from.

Accommodation

During your Gokyo Lake Trek, teahouses are very cozy and comfortable with the basic standard. We'll always provide you the best available teahouse en route along the journey and your lodge room will be provided a bed, pillow blanket. We recommend you bring your sleeping bag. Teahouses in high-elevation will not have a bathroom attached unless you wish to purchase an upgrade but only in some lodges you'll find attached also. They'll provide the bed with mattresses and pillows and some blankets to borrow. Almos all lodge provides hot showers which are mostly gas heated and the charging facility is also provided with extra charge. If you're in Kathmandu, you'll get a luxurious service.

Day 1: Kathmandu arrival
Day 2: Morning flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding at  2610m
Day 3: Trek to Namche bazaar alt 3400m
Day 4: Acclimatization day
Day 5: Trek to Dole alt 4200m
Day 6: Trek to Machermo alt 4400m
Day 7: Trek to Gokyo lake and hike to Gokyo- RI viewpoint alt 5360m
Day 8: Trek back to Dole  5 hours alt 4200m
Day 9: Trek back to Namche alt 3400m
Day 10: Trek back to Lukla alt 2800m
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 12: Fly to your next destination
Day 1: Kathmandu arrival

You may arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport anytime soon. Our airport representatives will be waiting for you at the airport terminal with flowers in hand and welcome you upon your arrival and direct transfer you to the hotel on our private vehicle. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thamel.


Day 2: Morning flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding at  2610m

After breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, we'll transfer you to the domestic airport terminal for your flight to Lukla.  The flight to Lukla going to be one of the most scenic and thrilling as you will get to glimpse the Himalayas of the Everest region for the first time. After reaching Lukla, we go short uphill and on a gradual winding path to reach Phakding village for a first overnight stop.


Day 3: Trek to Namche bazaar alt 3400m

The trek to Namche Bazaar goes through colorful rhododendron and pine forests and up to the Benkar Valley in the North. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo Village and cross a suspension bridge to reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay.


Day 4: Acclimatization day

This is your rest day in Namche for better acclimatization before climbing to higher terrain.  On this day, we also go on a short hike and also visit the Sherpa museum for information about Sherpa people, rich culture-mountaineering with flora and fauna of the region. Overnight at the same lodge.


Day 5: Trek to Dole alt 4200m

Our morning starts with a gradual climb and then on the scenic pleasant trail with few ups and downhill overlooking views of Everest and Amadablam. We continue our trekking to Dole by following the same trail of base camp until we reach Sanasa then trail ascends to Mongla. We take a steep trail to reach Dole and spend overnight there. 


Day 6: Trek to Machermo alt 4400m

We pass through several summer settlements and yak pastures field to reach Machermo village. You'll be blessed by stunning views of Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku. We spend overnight at Machermo.


Day 7: Trek to Gokyo lake and hike to Gokyo- RI viewpoint alt 5360m

We go uphill enjoying the stunning scenery of both down the valley, Kanguru, Thamserku, K 43, Kangtega, Taboche, Nuptse, Everest, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Changtse, and Pumori. The turquoise blue water of Gokyo lake is eye-pleasing. We hike up to Gokyo Ri's viewpoint to get the stunning landscape of mountains and spend overnight at Gokyo Lake.


Day 8: Trek back to Dole  5 hours alt 4200m

The trail descends along the Dudh Koshi River where we cross first Gokyo Lake and enjoy the majestic views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks along the way. We pass through several villages like Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages to reach Dole. Overnight stay.


Day 9: Trek back to Namche alt 3400m

We start our trek trekking down to Phortse Thenga. On the way, you may encounter varieties of wildflowers and Rhododendrons and mountain goats, musk deer, and pheasants. We spend overnight at Sherpa town, Namche.


Day 10: Trek back to Lukla alt 2800m

We start our day with a steep downhill walk and cross the high suspension bridge then climbs to Monjo where your trekking card will be checked out. We pass through Benkar and Phakding to reach Lukla. Overnight stay.


Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu

You will have the last glimpse of the high mountains in our flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. After reaching Kathmandu, we'll celebrate the success of our trek and spend overnight at a hotel in Thamel. 


Day 12: Fly to your next destination

The final day of the Gokyo Lake Trek, we'll drop you to the airport for your flight back home.


Cost Includes

  •     Airport peak and drop.
  •     Domestic flight to Kathmandu –Lukla – Kathmandu (Around flight)
  •     Three times meals a day on the trek (breakfast, lunch &, dinner)
  •     After each meal a cup of tea or coffee.
  •     Accommodation twin sharing base best place in town
  •     Experience English speaking guide.
  •      porter. (Two people one porter) each porter carry 25kg .
  •     Everest national park entrance fee.
  •     Rural municipality entrance fee.
  •     Treated drinking water.
  •     All the Ground transportation.
  •     First aid kit.
  •     Down jacket (refundable after trek (if needed only)
  •     Duffle bag
  •     Last night dinner at nepali kitchen with cultural dance show.
  •     Nature explore t- shirt

Cost Excludes

  •     Personal insurance
  •     International airfare
  •     Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  •     Trekking equipment
  •     All type of beverage
  •     Extra expenses like    internet , buttery  charge, hot shower, laundry during the trek.
  •     Tipping for staff
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Teresa

Published: Feb 19, 2020

Austria
Rating:

Gokyo trek without flying to Lukla

I had an amazing time from the beginning till the end!
I knew Bharat from a friend and contacted him for doing trekking with Nature Explore. He offered great service from the start on, made a great itinerary and was very helpful with answering all my questions very quickly!
When I arrived in Nepal I got a pick-up from the airport and Bharat and my actual tour guide Chabbin supported me a lot with all the final preparations!
The trek itself was wonderful. I started below from Lukla and got a really deep impression about the nepalese mountain life in the less-touristic lower altitude! Chabbin was a super guide, he didn't hesitate to support me at any time with anything and he taught me a lot about nepalese culture and language, what I appreciate! So we became really good friends after a very short period of time!
All in all, this trek is an unforgettable memory for me and I highly-recommend to book with this lovely guides from Nature Explore. Thanks a million for making my trekking experience even better than I expected!

Ross Prince

Published: Feb 20, 2020

Canada
Rating:

Gokyo Trek

Guide owner Bharat led this trek. All goals and expectations were met. Inclusive of some dietary and health limitations on my part. The hike was well paced and well planned. No one was left behind and great attention was focused on our individual needs and abilities by the guide and porters. Born and raised in the area his knowledge and experienced lent itself well to our enjoyment and exposure to the wonderful Nepali culture. I will be returning.

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Published: Sep 17, 2020

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