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Gokyo Lakes Trek

Start From:   US$ 1525


Total Duration:16 Days

Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Accommodation:Hotel, Lodge and Tea House

Max. Altitude:5360m/17581ft

Activity:Kathmandu Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking

Trip Starts in:Kathmandu

Trip Ends in :Kathmandu

Trip Route:Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding - Namche Bazar - Dole - Machhermo - Gokyo - Fifth lake - Gokyo Ri - Dole - Khumjung - Phakding - Lukla - Kathmandu

Best Months to Trek:March, April, May, October, November, December

Group Size:1 to 12 Pax

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Like most other Everest treks, the Gokyo Lakes trek also begins with an exciting and scenic flight to Lukla, where the real trek starts. We gradually ascent to Namche Bazaar, the capital of Sherpas and the gateway to the Everest, where we are greeted by spectacular mountain vistas. We spend an additional day in Namche Bazar acclimatizing. The following days we will pass through Dole and Machhermo where the mountain views become more spectacular. Passing through these villages we also get a chance to have a glimpse at the lifestyles of high altitude dwellers. We reach Gokyo enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Ngozumba Glacier, the largest of its kind in the Himalayas. The small settlement of Gokyo lies sandwiched between the third lake in the chain of small turquoise mountain lakes and Ngozumba glacier.

With its alluring side valleys, an array of turquoise lakes, Nepal’s biggest glacier and an arc of snow-capped mountains, trekking to the Gokyo Lakes is perhaps the most beautiful and extravagant in the Everest region. The Gokyo trek is considered as an unconventional route to the traditional Everest Base Camp and offers splendid views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumba- the largest glacier in the whole Himalayas.

One of the most amazing features of the Gokyo valley trekking is the view of marvelous ice ridge between Mt. Cho Oyu and Gyachung (7922m) and you will not miss to hike up to Gokyo Ri for magnificent view of Mt. Everest and three of other eight thousanders at close range. Gokyo Ri makes a strong claim to be the best accessible viewpoint in Everest region, for not only does it offer the view of four 8000m peaks from its summit but seemingly dozens of 6000m+ peaks that crowd the horizon. The view down the Gokyo village, mountain lakes and the glacier is simply mesmerizing.

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley
  • Exciting and thrilling flight to Lukla with magnificent Himalayan views
  • Trekking through beautiful Sherpa villages, meeting Sherpa people and visiting interesting age old Monasteries
  • Epic trekking experience following the footsteps of the world famous mountaineers and visiting Gokyo Lakes
  • Breath-taking views of high Himalayan peaks
  • Climbing Gokyo Ri for mesmerizing views of mountains, lakes and glacier

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel/ Briefing about the trip

Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing: UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey's Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhnath Stupa

Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) then trek to Phakding (2650m/8692ft) 35 minutes flight and 3-4 hours trek

Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m/11283ft) 5-6 hours

Day 05:Acclimatization day/ Day Hike to higher elevation

Day 06:Namche Bazar to Dole (4090m/13415ft) 5-6 hours

Day 07:Dole to Machhermo (4410m/14465ft) 3-4 hours

Day 08:Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m/15580ft) 4-5 hours

Day 09:Day Hike to the 5th Lake (4980m/16334ft) 5-7 hours

Day 10:Hike up to Gokyo Ri (5360m/17581ft) and trek down to Machhermo (4410m/14465ft) 6-7 hours

Day 11:Machhermo to Khumjung (3780m/12398ft) 6-7 hours

Day 12:Khumjung to Phakding (2650m/8692ft) 5-6 hours

Day 13:Phakding to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) 3-4 hours

Day 14:Fly back to Kathmandu (1335m/4379ft) 35 minutes flight/ Free Day in Kathmandu

Day 15:Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Day 16:Drop to the airport for farewell and departure or extend the trip with other activities

Cost Include

  • All necessary ground transportation and airport transfers on private vehicle
  • Four night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu excursions/ entry fees/ tour guide
  • All necessary trekking permits, national park and museum entry tickets
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Experienced and govt. licenced trekking guide and trekking porters and their transportation, meals, accommodation, equipment and insurance
  • Nice and clean accommodation during trek
  • All meals on trek - breakfast, lunch, dinner, hot drinks, soup and deserts
  • Necessary trekking equipment - sleeping bag, down jacket, trek poles, duffel bags, gaiters, micro-spikes, head lights, water bottles, water purification, trekking map etc.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in traditional Nepalese restaurants with cultural program

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu besides welcome and farewell diners
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Bar, laundry, spa, communication bills
  • Cold drinks, mineral water, extra snacks and alcoholic drinks
  • Extra expenses due to unexpected and unavoidable circumstances
  • Heli evac (if in case of emergency)
  • Tips to the staffs

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