Gokyo lake Trek highlights
- Walkthrough the peaceful, off-the-beaten-paths of the Everest region to reach Gokyo valley.
- Enjoy a memorable time while viewing the sunrise/sunset view at Mount Everest and other neighboring peaks from Gokyo Ri (5357 meters)
- Click some awesome photographs of the unspoiled and crisp Gokyo valley.
- Explore one of the biggest glaciers of the Khumbu region.
- Trek through Khumjung the Sherpa town of Khumjung
Gokyo Lake Trek has one of the delicate experience trek situated in Mount Everest. It provides plenty of stunning views of Everest with an overnight stay
At the iconic town Namche Bazaar, the gateway of the Khumbu Region.
There is a less busy route but still affords the trekker with an insight into the local village life, glaciers, marvelous views of icy rivers, snow-capped mountains, and dazzling turquoise of Gokyo Lakes.
Located at an altitude of 4,700m to 5,000m Gokyo Lakes are made up of six bodies of water in the Gokyo Valley. Gokyo Valley falls under the Sagarmatha National Park area.
Gokyo Lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system which has been designated as a Ramsar site (wetlands of international importance) and being sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.
You can also visit the 5th and 6th lakes which sit in a high alpine bowl at the foot of Cho Oyu itself.
With one of the highlights being a steep climb up to Gokyo RI (5357m) for viewing Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu you’ll expect to walk around 5 hours a day.
Time spent in Namche Bazaar offers trekkers the opportunity to trek to nearby Khumjung village to acclimatize before setting off for Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Valley. You can visit the school set up by Sir Edmund Hillary along with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.
After that many thousands of trekkers have made Namche Bazaar a vibrant, bustling market town that is able to swap trekking stories with members of other groups.
Gokyo lake Trek Short Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and Evening welcome Dinner
Day 02: Flight to Lukla (2,642m/ 8,668ft) and trek to Phakding(2,562m/ 8,700ft):35 min flight, 8km, 3-4 hrs trek
Day 03: Namche Bazaar – Acclimatization and exploration day
Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,110m/ 13,152ft): 11km, 5-6 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 9km, 4-5 hrs
Day 06: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800m/ 15,744ft): 7km, 3-4 hrs
Day 07: Acclimatization and exploration of the Gokyo valley
Day 08: Trek back to Dhole (4040M) 5-6 hrs
Day 09: Dhole to Namche Baazaar (3450m) 5-6 hrs
Day 10: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2642m) 7-8 hrs
Day 11: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35 min)
Day 12: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination
As you land at TIA Kathmandu airport our representative member will wait for you with a playing card. Then you’ll be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, you’ll have a scenic 35 min flight towards Lukla. We’ll meet our porter and walk downhill to the Sherpa settlement of Cheung. Then we’ll start our trek towards Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.
After having a delicious breakfast, our trail leads us towards the biggest sherpa village Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
Today we’ll have acclimatization as health experts recommend a stop for at least one extra night. Enjoy various kinds of cuisines at night.
After breakfast, our trail climbs up from the town and then contours around the hillside. Then we’ll steeply climb to Mong La village and then on up to Dole. Dole enjoys the spectacular views of marvelous snow-capped peaks. Overnight in Dole at Lodge.
The trek climbs up through thorny alpine scrub, to scenic ridges above the river. Now the Machhermo Khola can be seen which flows through the village of Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapcha before draining into the Dudh Koshi. This is the last settlement before Gokyo which has an HRA aid post for victims of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
After breakfast, our trail gently rises to a ridge that offers the view of the north face of Cho Oyu, Kangtega, and Thamserku. Now a metal bridge crosses the edge of the frozen longponga Tsho. After a half-hour walk, we’ll reach the summer village of Gokyo.
This is another scheduled acclimatization day. You can have an overlook of the broad, rubble covered Ngozumpa Glacier and some unforgettable vista of the Himalayan chain.
After having a delicious breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to Gokyo and leave all the lakes. Now we walk through the settlements of Phangan, Machhermo, Luza, Kele and finally we’ll arrive in Dhole. Overnight in Dhole
It’s time to leave behind Dhole and head back to the vibrant Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. After crossing Sanasa via Phortse Thanga and Mong we’ll join the Everest Base Camp trail and descend towards Namche. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Now you’ll trace your way from Namche Bazaar to Lukla following the trail of Dudh Koshi river and through the rhododendron forest. After the arrival in Lukla, you can explore the small town and can interact with the locals.
It’s now time to fly over the mountains early in the morning from Lukla to Kathmandu. After arrival, you’ll be transferred to the hotel. You can spend your leisure time exploring the vibrant markets. Overnight at Kathmandu.
A representative member will pick you up from the hotel and you’ll be dropped at Tribhuwan International Airport for your return flight.