Nepal - Gokyo Lake Trekking (13 days) Book Now

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Gokyo lake system lies in the Everest region and it is also the highest freshwater lake in Nepal. And in the winter season, this lake gets totally freeze and is also called as frozen lake too. Unspoiled blue and green water of the Gokyo Lake is one of the most memorial sights of Nepal and famous trekking destination between the trekkers as well. Gokyo Lake trekking is suitable for those adventure trekkers who love to get dissipate in nature's beauty and surroundings. This program starts from flight to Lukla airport also known as Gateway to Mt. Everest and takes you through many Sherpa villages and one of the highest pass, Cho-La pass, with panoramic mountain views of the highest mountain in the world Mt. Everest and other mountains such as Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, and Pumori.

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pick up and drop off for both domestic and international flight.
  • Accommodation throughout the trek in a local lodge on room only basis.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu -Lukla- Kathmandu
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit, TIMS & other necessary permits
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • Government Tax charge
  • First aid kit 

Not Included in the Cost

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills not included in the cost
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extra cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

Recommended gear list:

Good wind/rain Jacket
Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
Good (-20) Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)
Sun hat or scarf
Sunglasses with UV protection
Hiking shorts
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

FAQ

Answer

Nepalis a landlocked country which has borders with India & China. You can either fly in or enter by land borders that are attached to China or India.

  • Day 1

    Fly to Lukla (2840 m) & trek to Phakding (2610 m), Flight Duration: 30 minutes Hiking Duration: 3/4 hours

  • You will start off with a flight to one of the world’s most dangerous airports – Lukla Airport in Solukhumbu. The flight takes you over the Himalayas giving you a breathtaking panorama view of the Himalayas, including the famous Mt.Everest, standing there with it snow-clad peak in all its glory. As the flight continues, you can feel Mt.Everest grow on you. The landing on the landing strip is a thrill in itself and is not for the faint-hearted. During the landing, the plane will seem rather unbalance and shaky due to the aggressive turning and tossing that is required to maneuver the plane onto the tiny landing strip. The altitude will hit you the moment you get off the plane. From Lukla, you will start the trek along the Dudh Koshi (Milk River) which can be seen meandering into the horizon. You will be trekking amidst rhododendron forest which gives off a strong aroma of evergreen oak. The sighting of snowy peaks acts as an indicator that the trek is gradually going to get more challenging and the beginning of an adventure that will test one’s mental and physical strength. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 2

    Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3480 m), Hiking Duration: 5/6 hours

  • The trail will start off relatively easy but will gradually become harder. You will be able to get your first glimpse of Everest as you are crossing the mighty Dudh Koshi. As you proceed on further the trail will lead you to Monjo where you could make a lunch stopover. The next part of the trail will be more difficult. The trail becomes steeper and will gain in altitude as we head towards Namche, leaving one with shortness of breath. One should not haste but rather progress slowly and steadily. You will be making a pit stop at Namche Bazaar for the night. It bustles with activity and the people of the Solukhumbu region conjugate in that area to do business. There are shops, restaurants, hotels, a bank and internet service which enable you to still get in touch with your loved ones back home. Namche Bazaar offers an interesting insight as to how the people in the region live. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 3

    Rest day at Namche Bazaar

  • Namche Bazaar is known as the Sherpa “capital”. You can use your time to acclimatize, relax and explore around Namche Bazaar. Most of the trekkers prefer to get up before sunrise to take in the impressive views of Mount Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablammand other magnificent peaks from the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarters which is perched on the east side of town which houses a museum. One can get a chance to witness the shadow of the mountains being projected onto the clouds above and truly appreciate the magnitude of the mountains. One should try salt-butter tea and Champa – a kind of barley often consume by the sherpas in the region as it is one of the main energy supplements there. The lively cultural Saturday market is worth a visit and is usually brimming with traders who are trying to desperately sell off their products. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 4

    Namche to Khumjung (3750m), Hiking duration: 4/5 hours

  • We will begin the trek to Khumjung with an early start. We will start off climbing uphill to the monastery above Thame village. If the weather is fine, you will be able to witness a scene where the natural beauty of the majestic landscape combines with the ancient Buddhist culture of the Sherpa people. After the visit, you will be heading back in the direction of Namche Bazaar towards Khumbila. The trail eventually widens as you head towards Khumjung and follows the contour of the mountain at a slight incline. This village lies at the foot of the sacred peak, Khumbila. The Monastery there was established approximately 340 years ago, is the head of a Yeti, popularly known as the Abominable Snowman. It is a nice place to stay for the night. It is a famous place for Adman Hillary lover people. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 5

    Khumjung to Dole (4110 m), Hiking Duration: 6/7 hours

  • From Khumjung, we will follow the trail climbing up the side of a hill that goes around a rocky peak and drops down to a stream that flows from the Gokyo Lake. We will be taking the left fork at a junction onto the path to Phortse (the town on the other side of the river) and head north. As you proceed on, you will be transported into a world right out of novel books; cross below frozen waterfalls and walk through moss-covered woods and encounter unique Himalayan mammals. Emerging from the woods the trail will pass several summer yak huts and we will arrive at Dole. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 6

    Dole to Macherma (4470m), Hiking Duration: 4/5 hours

  • We will be ascending out of the valley that Dole sits in, through Lhaparma, Luza and will be getting our first glimpse of Cho Oyu. It’s one of the world’s highest peaks, at over 8000m and serves as a constant, towering companion as we walk up the valley. The trail consists of short sections of steep climbing but is mostly a gradual traverse up to Macherma where you will be staying for the day. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 7

    Macherma to Gokyo (4790 m), Hiking duration: 4/5 hours

  • We will continue climbing uphill out of the village then continue gradually climb up through Pangka. There will be incredible views of Cho Oyu almost all the way up. We will climb a short and steep section up before descending to follow a trail along the stream that crosses the river and soon emerges out to the foot of the first of small lakes out of 3 lakes in this valley. The lake offers an incredibly beautiful view – milky blue with golden ducks swimming about. As we continue, we will be passing by the second lake and third lake and finally reach Gokyo. If you are feeling adventurous, you can visit the Renjo Pass which is known for offer views of Everest and a myriad of other surrounding peaks. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 8

    Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5483m) & back to Gokyo, Hiking Duration: 4/5 hours

  • We will be climbing up to the top of Gokyo Ri, which is a small hill, early in the morning to have stunning views of the upper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas like- Everest standing tall and mighty amidst Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) and many more. This will be one of the highlights of the trek and offers an outstanding vantage point of Nepal Himalayan. After the mind-blowing experience, we will be returning back to Gokyo. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 9

    Gokyo to Dole (4110 m), Hiking Duration: 5/6 hours

  • We will be descending. On our way, we will cross Dragnag and will be able to see the Ngozumpa Glacier. The trail will seem easier compared to the previous part of the trek. However one must be careful as not to put too much weight and pressure on the knees. After several hours of leisure walking, you will reach to Dole. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 10

    Dole to Namche (3500 m), Hiking Duration: 5/6 hours

  • We start walking down to Phorche Thanka, mostly through a rhododendron forest. We will stumble upon waterfalls and prayers wheel that is run by flowing water and powerful high glacier stream. We will make a stopover for lunch in a small restaurant before continuing onwards to Namche. Namche Bazaar is known as the Sherpa “capital”. Most of the trekkers prefer to get up before sunrise to take in the impressive views of Mount Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablammand other magnificent peaks from the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarters which is perched on the east side of town which houses a museum. One can get a chance to witness the shadow of the mountains being projected onto the clouds above and truly appreciate the magnitude of the mountains. One should try salt-butter tea and Champa – a kind of barley often consume by the sherpas in the region as it is one of the main energy supplements there. The lively cultural Saturday market is worth a visit and is usually brimming with traders who are trying to desperately sell off their products. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 11

    Namche to Phakding (2610 m), Hiking Duration: 5/6 hours

  • The trail follows down and crosses the Dudh Kosi where there are a series of water-driven prayer wheels. The trek continues back of the Sagarmatha National Park through the paths of Pine and Cedar woods and ends in the Chumoa village- a beautiful village to have lunch. After that, the trail runs along the riverside until Phakding. At this stage, One should not feel any breathing difficulty. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 12

    Phakding to Lukla (2840 m), Hiking Duration: 4/5 hours.

  • As you trek onwards to Lukla, the disappearing sight of the snowy peaks in the distance acts as an indicator that the most difficult part has a pass and the start of an end of an exciting and magnificent adventure that has pushed one to their limits. You will be entering through rhododendron forest which gives off a strong aroma of evergreen oak and trek along the Dudh Koshi( Milk River ) which can be seen meandering into the horizon. After a few hours, you will reach Lukla where you can relax and immerse yourself in the local culture. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 13

    Flight to Kathmandu, Flight Duration: 30 minutes

  • The flight back to Kathmandu leaves before 10:00 am. It can sometimes fluctuate according to weather conditions. After arriving in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel.

Trip Grade

Moderate

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