Gokyo Lake trekking starts from Lukla. Lukla is the get way to Khumdu region. The trek follows the ethnic Sherpa villages like Namche, Khumjung, and Phakding. Namche itself is a historic Sherpa village well known as the business center for Tibetan and Nepalese trade from last hundred of years. After crossing altitude 3,500 m the alpine environment starts with the beautiful views of Khumbu Mountains. The trek will experience you the culture, religion and typical settlement of ethnic highlanders with numerous flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National park.Gokyo Lake
The main destinations of this trek are"Gokyo Lake( alpine Lake)", Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Ri . The incredible view of Mt. Everest (8,848 M), Mt. Cho-Oyu (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501 m), Makalu (8463m) with other mountains of Khumbu region be viewed from Gokyo RI (4593m).
General Facts of Gokyo Lake Trekking
Trip Days : 14 Days
Trekking Days: 11 Days
Maximum Altitude: 5545m.
Weather : Be well equipped for coldness
Accommodation : Camping / Guest House Available (T-House)
Transportation: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla
Trek Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Medical / Emergency Facilities : Himalayan Rescue Association Health Post at Pheriche
Sir Edmund Hillary built Hospital at Thame
Communication Facilities : Telephones / Internet! available at Namche
Rescue Operations : Helicopter Flights from Kathmandu
Per day Trekking: 5 to 7 hours.
Season : February - May / September - December
Trip Code: GLT 10
Gokyo Lake Trekking Summary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2850 m) trek to Phakding (2650 m)..
Day 03: Trek Phakding - Namche Bazzar(3440m).
Day 04: Rest day in Namche Bazzar(3440m).
Day 05: Trek Namce Bazaar – Khumjung/ Phortse Tenga (3700m).
Day 06: Trek Phortse Tenga – Dole (4040m).
Day 07: Trek Dole– Macchermo (4470).
Day 08: Trek Macchermo – Gokyo (4800).
Day 09: Gokyo lake excursion with Gokyo Ri (5360m).
Day 10: Trek Gokyo– Macchermo (4770m).
Day 11: Trek Macchermo – NAMCHE.
Day 12: Trek Namche - Lukla (2850m).
Day 13: Fly Lukla - Kathmandu (1300m).
Day 14: Transfer to Airport for final Departure.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2850 m) trek to Phakding (2650 m). Overnight at Guest House.
A short spectacular mountain flight to Lukla (2850m) early in the morning takes us to the gateway of the Everest trek. After a short explore of Lukla village, the trek starts with a descent towards the Dudh Koshi River which meets the main trail of our trek. This fairly easy 4-5 hours trek passes trough few pleasant Sherpa villages and provides magnificent views of Kongde and Kusumkangaru; two of Nepal's technical trekking peaks. We fnally reach Phakding where we stay for the night.
Day 03: Trek Phakding - Namche Bazzar(3440m.). Overnight at Guest House.
We start the morning with slow ascend through the blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months when the flowers are in full bloom. We will cross the Dudh Koshi River at Benkar and enjoy great views of the snow peaks Kusum Kangaru and Thamserku until we reach Monjo. After Monjo the trek will be a little strenuous with steep ascent. We then enter the Sagarmatha National Park where our permits are checked before we descend quite steeply to Jorsale. The trek continues upstream on a flat terrain to the confluence of the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. After crossing a large suspension bridge high above the river we climb steeply up to the village of Namche Bazaar where we will have the first glimpse of Everest including , Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Tawoche. This is a slow 6-7 Hours walk to reach Namche where we spend the night.
Day 04: Rest day in Namche Bazzar(3440m.). Overnight at Guest House.
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. There is the option of walking up to the Everest View Hotel 3,900m to khumjung Hillary village or day hike to Thame. Over night stay Namche in same hotel.
DAY 05: Trek Namce Bazaar – Khumjung/ Phortse Tenga (3700m). Overnight at Guest House.
DAY 06: Trek Phortse Tenga – Dole (4040m). Overnight at Guest House.
DAY 07: Trek Dole– Macchermo (4470). Overnight at Guest House.
DAY 08: Trek Macchermo – Gokyo (4800). Overnight at Guest House.
DAY 09: Gokyo lake excursion with Gokyo Ri (5360m). Overnight at Guest House.
DAY 10: Trek Gokyo– Macchermo (4770m). Overnight at Guest House.
DAY 11: Trek Macchermo – NAMCHE. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 12: Trek Namche - Lukla (2850m.). Overnight at Guest House.
Our final day's trekking follows the Dudh Kosi down to Lukla. It takes around 7 hours to go back to Lukla where we stay for the night. This last evening calls for a celebration. We have a party with our Sherpa guides and porters. We sample some change (local beer) and try out some Sherpa dance steps. Altogether an end to a memorable trip on a merry note.
Day 13: Lukla fly back to Kathmandu (1300m.). Overnight at Hotel.
Early morning 05:30 for breakfast then check in airport for flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Day 14: Transfer to Airport for final Departure.
The Above Cost Includes:
All accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
All Transportation by private Car.
All Trekking arrangement (Guide,Sherpa, and Helpers).
All meals (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner) in Trekking.
Accommodation in Trekking on T-House or Guest House.
Kathmandu-Lukla-kathmandu domestic flight.
Trekking permit and all entry permits.
Above Cost Doesnot Includes:
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu .
Personal nature cost,Beverages,Personal insurance and personal tips.
Beverages like coke,fanta,mineral water,Beers and wines.