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- 9 Days
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.
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
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.