Gokyo Lake Trek

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Gokyo Lake Trek
13 Day(s)
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Trip Code:TSGLT|Max. Altitude:5360 Meters|Difficulty:Moderate|Best Seasons:Sept-Nov/March-May|Entry/Exit:Lukla

Overview


Gokyo Lake Trek is a lovely trip to the enticing Gokyo lakes which is also one of the most astonishing viewpoints for Everest and other Himalayan Giants. The 14-day trip begins in Kathmandu where we visit several heritage sites, then we head on board on a scenic flight to Lukla. The Gokyo Lakes trek is an alternative to other classical treks in the Everest region. You will be passing through numerous suspensions bridges, monasteries, villages, ever changing landscapes, and the ancient peoples. The view of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila mountains are some of the best highlights of this trip along with Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makulu, and Ngazumpa Glacier- the largest glacier is the world. You will also witness some of the most beautiful lakes in the Himalayas other than Gokyo such as Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Once you land at the Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will pick you and drop you off at the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu - Ramechhap drive and Fly to Lukla 15 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft): 3 - 4 hours trek

Morning we will drive to Ramechhap Aiport from Kathmandu takes 4 hours and We take a 15  minute  scenic flight to Lukla where we catch up with the rest of the team to begin our trek. We head to Cheplung village where the view of Mt. Khumbila is truly exceptional. We then continues towardsPhakding. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 11km, 5 - 6 hours

We cover a height of 800 meters today. The journey starts with the crossing of the Dudkoshi, then we walk along the path west of the river. Passing through pine forests and villages we make it up north the Benkar valley. We cross the Dudh koshi again and head towards Everest National Park entrance. We then cross the Hillary Bridge and then continue hiking up a steep path leading up to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,284ft)

With great heights comes great risks, thus we will need to keep one day just to acclimatize. For this purpose, we will be hiking up to a vibrant Sherpa village of Khumjung. There we visit the Hillary School and the Khumjung Gompa. After our day of exploration, we make our way back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810 m/ 12,496 ft): 5 - 6 hours

The journey today is filled with many ascents and descents and also changes of spotting the Himalayan pheasants, musk deer and Himalayan Thars. We will also we see amazing views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila mountains as we approach Mong. Before reaching Phorse we descend to Dudhkoshi Khola and then climb up going through rhododendron forests. Phorse boasts spectacular scenes of Tawache and Cholaste mountains. Overnight in Phorse.

Day 06: Trek from Phorse Village to Machhermo (4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 5 - 6 hours

Today, we first cross the Dudh Koshi River and then pass through forests, waterfalls and bridges before reaching Dole. Views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku mountains will be decorating our journey and there are chance of spotting pheasants, mountain goats, and musk deer as well.  After passing a few villages ascent above the Dudh Koshi River and then walk through sandy trails to reach Machhermo. Overnight in Machhermo.

Day 07: Trek from Machharmo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 5 - 6 hours

On the first part of the trail we ascend a hill and then continue beyond a ridge. Soon the valley starts widening as we pass through a Chorten to reach Phanga. We now descend to the river bank and then climb a steep trail to reach the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier. Before reaching Gokyo, we spend some time admiring the spectacular lakes of Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari. Overnight in Gokyo.

Day 08: Exploration at Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft) and hike to fifth lakes: 5 - 6 hours

It’s an exciting day today with mouthwatering views and complete satisfaction. We will head towards the fourth and fifth lakes of Gokyo and then to the Scoundrel’s Viewpoint where the views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makulu, and Ngazumpa Glacier- the largest glacier is the world, is breathtaking. Overnight in Gokyo.

Day 09: Trek from Gokyo to Dole: 3 - 4 hours

We starting returning to our starting point today, all the while going up and down enjoying views of  Gokyo lakes, the Cholatse and Taboche peaks and then Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We also pass through villages of Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma to reach Dole. Overnight in Dole.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar from Dole: 4 - 5 hours

Lookout for wonderful views of mountains, rhododendrons, wildflowers and waterfalls as we make our journey back to Namche as these are the last few days in the Himalayas. Don’t miss out on beautiful views of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, Lhotse, and the tip of Everest and Tengboche before reaching Namche. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours

Walking down a rocky path, crossing villages and monasteries we make it back to Lukla in about 6- 7 hours. It’s the last day in the mountains. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 12: Fly to Ramechhap and drive to Kathmandu

The flight to Ramechhap is scheduled early in the morning and drive to Kathmandu.Once at Kathmandu you can do some last-minute souvenir shopping and some celebration!

Day 13: Final departure

It’s time to bid farewell, but we hope to see you soon! Our representative will escort you to the airport three hours before the scheduled flight.

What's Included


  • Airport Transfers in Kathmandu by Private car
  • 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Transfer to and from Ramechhap ( Where you will fly to Lukla)
  • 10 nights in standard lodges/tea houses during the trek
  • All accommodation during the trek
  • All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
  • An experienced English speaking guide and  his daily wage, meal, accommodation, and Insurance
  • One porter for 2 persons each of the group (Note- We do not provide porter for a single person, We will provide porter-guide who will carry your backpack and guide you throughout  the journey)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • Farewell Dinner after the trek
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included


  • Nepal Entry visa fee
  • Meals during the trip ( Allo US$300-350 per person)
  • Private transportation to and from Ramechhap
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Rescue and Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, bar bills, laundry, extra porters, boiled water, battery recharge, and shower, etc.
  • Tips for the porters and guides.

  • The trip can be booked online using book now tab
  • 40% deposit should be paid at the time of booking
  • All participant passport copies should be sent in advance
  • The trip booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when the Company sends a confirmation invoice or email. It is at this point that a contract between the Company and the Client comes into existence.
  • Any cancellation by a Client must be made in writing and acknowledged by the Company
  • Free cancellation up to 30 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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