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15 Days
Availability : March- May, Mid September - December
Kathmandu
Gokyo Lake
Max People : 200
Introduction

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking, one of the most charming spot around Himalaya and probably on this planet with awesome scenery that never tires you overlooking grand views of high snow capped peak that reflects on its lakes.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking a scenic country located on high Khumbu valley hidden behind Cho-la and Renjo-la pass, at one time a huge Yak grazing pasture before tourism came to witness this beautiful surrounding.

Everest Gokyo Lake will certainly make your adventure enjoyable within spectacular scenery of world’s highest mountains along with warm hospitality of local Sherpa the native of Everest.

A great scenic walks that blends perfect with local immense culture of Buddhism, which you can witness along the walk to high Gokyo valley and it’s simmering glacial lakes.

Starts with sweeping mountain flight of 35 minutes to land at Sherpa town in Lukla the door to many various adventures around high Khumbu and Everest region, where walk leads along impressive farm villages along with views of snow-clad peaks.

Journey leads within scenic Dudh Kosi river to reach at Sagarmatha National Park which listed in world heritage sites enriched with flora and fauna, and then at high colorful Namche Bazaar.

At Namche enjoy rest days exploring its interesting large village which is actually a town with various modern facilities for visitors, as walk continues leaving the main Everest base camp trail towards our high destination at Gokyo Lake.

Walk leads past green woodland and few nice settlements with constant views of high peaks till our journey leads past first and second and at main third Gokyo Lake.

Enjoying marvelous moments with hike to scenic view point on top Gokyo-Ri the highest point of the adventure overlooking four world’s highest mountain with Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Makalu includes array of peaks.

Finally our great adventure completes around Gokyo Lake heading back to Lukla past Namche for scenic short flight to Kathmandu, after a remarkable and amazing experience on Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking.   

Trip Accommodation

Hotels in cities and towns with local lodge on treks

Trekking Grade

Moderate to Adventurous walks

Highest spot

On top Gokyo-Ri at 5,357 m /17,570 ft high

People and Culture

High Khumbu area populated by Sherpa people of strong Buddhism religion and colorful culture

Trek Duration

10 Nights and 11 Days (with both way scenic flights)

Total Trip

14 Nights and 15 days (from arrival to final departure)

Best Seasons

March to May with Mid September to December months best months for treks when most of the days crystal clear for views, but cold in the morning and night time as well in shades with chances of snow sometimes during autumn and winter seasons.

Where March to May will be lively when wild flowers are in full bloom with sunny days with cloudy late afternoon sometimes.

October to December autumn and winter months clear fine day for views and walks, however will be much cold in the morning and night time as well in shade, not including wind chill factor, chances of snow on route walks above 3,000 m higher.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport received by Life and Journey staff / guide greets you with warm welcome and then transfer into heart of Kathmandu city to your respective hotels.
With time to get refreshed join in for group briefing regarding treks with other useful information as well with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome group dinner in a nice authentic restaurants with cultural program.

Day 2In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation

Free day in Kathmandu for leisure activities as well for options for sightseeing
tour around the city places of Interest, as Kathmandu and its close other cities
steeped with World Heritage Sites, afternoon preparation for Everest Gokyo Lake
trekking.

Day 3Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs

Morning depart from the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport for exciting
scenic flight of 30 minutes to land at Lukla, a Sherpa town where all treks and
adventure starts and ends around Everest and high Khumbu region.

From Lukla gradual horse ride begins with short downs and ups and then on
winding trail past nice Sherpa farm villages enriched with Buddhism religion and
culture encountering series of Mani (prayer)monuments and large spinning bells.

Slowly our pleasant first walks of the adventure completes reaching at Phakding a
moderate size village with many good lodges for overnight stay nearby glacial
Dudh Kosi River.

Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs

After Phakding walk leads to famous Namche Bazaar a major town of Khumbu region, walking on gradual winding path crossing rivers few times and into pine and rhododendron forest.

On reaching at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park near Monjo, afternoon walk continues on river banks, and then with a long climb to end the day trek at Namche Bazaar and for overnight stops.

Day 5Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion

At Namche a necessary acclimatization and rest day, before heading higher onward to Everest base camp. Namche a large village or a town with many shops, stores, banks and ATM with Cyber Café, optional hike to park museum with excellent information of the area includes grand views of Mt. Everest and Amadablam peak.

For energetic people take a hike to Everest View hotel, Khumjung and Khunde village located on a glacial valley beneath holy Khumbi-la peak (patron God of Khumbu area)

Day 6Trek to Dole 4,110 m - 06 hrs

From Namche Bazaar walk leads on gradual scenic path with uphill to reach at Mong Hill with few houses serving as Tea-House and Lodge with fantastic views of peaks, from here downhill to Phortse Tenga near Dudh Kosi within forested area.

With possible lunch stop, afternoon walk leads to a climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks.

After few hours climb reaching at Dole at 4,110 m high a moderate size settlement with good lodges to stay.

Day 7 Trek to Machherma 4,470 m -04 hrs

After Dole, walk on high trail for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325 m and Luza at 4,390m; then skirting around a ridge with views of Machherma, situated below on a small valley, walk downhill to Machherma for lunch and overnight stop.
Here after lunch rest of the afternoon free for acclimatization and short hike with views of Mt. Cho Oyo 8,210m and other mountains flanking above Ngozumba Glacier.

Day 8Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m/ 15,744 ft - 04 hrs

Morning walk to Gokyo Lake following scenic trail to Pangka at 4,545m, then climb on rocky path into ablation valley passing first lake and then second lakes, to reach a third lake called Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake.
This beautiful area within Gokyo at 4,800 meters high, after lunch short walk around lake with views of Mt. Cho Oyo world’s 06th highest and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald Gokyo Lake.

Day 9At Gokyo Lake and hike to Gokyo-Ri 5,357 m /17,570 ft

A free day at Gokyo valley within beautiful glacial lakes, where morning climb of few hours takes you to highest spot of the adventure on top Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m high, offers panorama of Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Mt. Makalu covering four world highest mountains at one glance with series of smaller peaks, enjoying views of grand peaks with massive Ngozumba Glacier and then down to Gokyo for lunch with rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 10Trek to Dole 4,110 m - 06 hrs

After a wonderful and exciting time around Gokyo valley and its beautiful lakes, morning easier walk downhill to reach back at Dole, as walk leads along with wonderful views and then heading backing into tree lines at Dole for overnight stop.

Day 11Trek back to Namche Bazaar-06 hrs

From Dole downhill back into tree lines after reaching at Phortse Tenga climb up to Mong Hill top with fantastic views of Amadablam-Mt. Everest and adjoining peaks.

After pleasant stop downhill for an hour to reach at Sanasa, and then on the winding nice trail to Namche Bazaar for overnight stop.

Day 12Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs

Morning another long day walk to Lukla but enjoyable on downhill to reach Dudh Kosi river valley and then at Monjo past Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit point.
Our last day trek of the wonderful journey continues on gradual winding path to Phakding and towards Lukla after last final climb for an hour, on reaching Lukla check into a nice hotel / lodge with free afternoon to immerse into local Sherpa culture with surrounding mountain views.

Day 13Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels

From Lukla take an early morning flight to Kathmandu with fantastic panorama of mountains during 35 minutes flights, on reaching Kathmandu domestic airport and then transfer with a drive back to your hotel around Thamel area, with free afternoon for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 14In Kathmandu free day for individual activities

We reserve this day as contingency or spare day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla due to bad and unfavorable weather, which can occur sometimes as Himalayan weather are unpredictable, if all goes well according to our itinerary days one can have a leisure day or book for another sightseeing tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.

Day 15International Departure homeward bound or respective countries

Your last final day in Nepal the country of Himalayan wonders, as per your flight time depart from the hotel, where our guides and staff transfer you for International departure homeward bound or to respective countries.

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