Adventure Backpacking Trekking and Hiking Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Duration
17 Days
Destination
Nepal
Travellers
1+

Trekking in Nepal Himalayas Spectacular Gokyo Valley

World’s highest valley around Everest / Khumbu area, cultural villages, World highest Sagarmatha National Park, Panorama of high Himalayan mountains, Ancient monasteries, beautiful Gokyo Lake with a scenic viewpoint of Gokyo Ri, At Gokyo hike to Gokyo Ri views of world highest peaks from Cho-Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu with adjoining mountains that surround this beautiful view top, Starting this wonderful Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking with short flight to Lukla and then to Phakding.
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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek offers excellent and rewarding views of Mount Everest in an adjacent range including lovely valleys, lush rivers and friendly people in quaint villages. From Gokyo village, you can see clearly Mount Everest from a slightly greater distance. The views in the Everest Gokyo region are tremendous. During this trip, you will observe the romantic villages of stone houses and walled pastures on the shores of Gokyo Lake. It offers you the chance to observe the local people's way of life and also you may encounter yaks.

While trekking to Gokyo Lake you will be astounded by the ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung located in Khumbu region. Everest Gokyo Lake trek provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyanchung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholaste and Tawachee. Besides the natural beauty, Gokyo Lake trek offers you greater insights of local ethnic Sherpa People, their living style, custom, and culture, who have made this region home for decades. Sherpa people respect the mountains as their god where hundreds of Sherpas have lost their life during expeditions. You can watch and feel their integrity, hard work, and humbleness closely while you walk on this route.

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal
Return Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tour Start Date & Time
March 31, 2019 10:00 am View other Times
Additional Information
Highlights: Adventure trek around world highest peaks within striking landscapes Mt. Everest Base Camp.
Price includes
  • Accommodation in tea house or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type
  • Accommodation including breakfast at star HOTELS in Kathmandu
  • Airport transfers
  • All Transportation (Domestic Flight Tickets Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card and National Park permit
  • Entrance tickets to monuments and museums
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek
  • Kathmandu City Tour with an Experienced Tour Guide (Kathmandu Valley) depends on your time frame
  • Meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea
  • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter)
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Transport to & from hotel
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How hard is this trek Gokyo Lake & Everest Panorama?

This is one of the exciting treks around world highest peaks; walk is moderate with touch of high altitude of above 3,000 meters. We have set enough rest to acclimatize well before heading higher elevation.

How cold and what to expect on this trek?

Depending upon the season of trekking, autumn and winter months can get cold above 2,000 meters especially morning and night time but the day is pleasant with sunny days most of the season. Other season beside monsoon / wet months is pleasant with occasional thunder showers during late afternoon.

How are the lodge and foods on route trekking?

As you will be trekking on mainstream trekking trails, the lodges are nice and cozy with attached bathrooms available till Namche, from then on lodge are simple and basic but clean with common bathrooms. Foods are as per the menu from Nepali set meals of Dal Bhat, Noodles (soup or fired) continental / Chinese to Mexican and Italian with Indian verities. It is better to stick with vegetarian food while on trek as it is not healthy due to hygiene. Higher above 4,000 m food menu are limited due to remoteness and high terrain climate conditions.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13
  • Day 14
  • Day 15
  • Day 16
  • Day 17
Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by our staff with a warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with a briefing regarding Everest trek, hotels, lodge on the route with do's and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Day 2

Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.

Mornings, flight to Lukla with views of mountain range, after 30 mins of great flight reaching Lukla, with short break trek towards Phakding village for overnight stop through farm villages, a moderate walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful scenery along the route to Phakding located by Dudh Kosi river.

Day 3

Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.

After a nice morning, walk continues crossing bridges over Dudh Kosi River passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bhenkar and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, from here on the river bed for few hours and after the last bridge a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.

Day 4

Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

A perfect place for rest day for proper acclimatization before heading higher area, morning a short hike to Everest View Hotel or walk up on top a hill of Namche for views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks, visit the museum.

Day 5

Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.

From Namche on gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, and then uphill through rhododendron, pines, firs tree forest with views of snowcapped peaks. On reaching Thyangboche visit famous Buddhist monastery with magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande and majestic Amadablam.

Day 6

Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.

Morning downhill walk for few hours over Imjatse River, after the bridge walk on an open country where tree lines fades for few short juniper and dwarf rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. Last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk with climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located in Imjatse valley with panorama of mountains.

Day 7

Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.

Another rest day for proper acclimatization, a short hike to Nakarjung hills for best views of Mt. Makalu and other adjoining.

Day 8

Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

After a great rest at Dingboche morning walk with steep climb for an hour commanding excellent views, and then on gentle trail to Thugla for lunch where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river, here trail from Pheriche joins after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thulga pass, with stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing Mt. Everest, Lhotse and other high mountains. From here a nice pleasant walk brings to Lobuche for overnight stop.

Day 9

Trek to Gorak Shep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep - 06 hrs.

Today reach the highlight of this adventure at Everest Base Camp, walk for few hours with short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching Gorakshep, beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar. Walk continues towards Everest Base Camp, at base camp enjoy the view of notorious Kuhmbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after fulfilling the dreams of lifetime experience retrace the journey back to Goarkshep for overnight halt.

Day 10

Early morning climb Kalapatthar (5545m) where the ascent takes 2 hours and the descent about an hour. After having breakfast, we then trek to Dzongla (4830m) walking (4 hrs)

From our base at Gorak Shep we continue to climb this time hiking up Kalapathar. Leaving as early as possible to take advantage of the morning light, the panoramic views of Everest and the surrounding mountains, as we reach our destination of the Kalapathar viewpoint. Following this we descend to Zongla. Overnight at guest house.

Day 11

Early morning climb over the Cho-La Pass (5330m) (3 hrs) and trek to Thangna (4700m) walking (8 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.

We begin the day by climbing to Chola-la (5483m) crossing over and descending once more to Thagna (4500m). Overnight at guest house.

Day 12

Trek to Gokyo (4760m) walking (3 hrs) after lunch we can explore around Gokyo Lake and view the glaciers.

Today takes the trek to our final destination, Gokyo (4790m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights. Overnight at guest house.

Day 13

Early morning climb up Gokyo Ri (5480m) ascending (2 and half hours up and 1 hour down) and trek to Machermo (4390m)

This day early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m / 19083ft) ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. Overnight at guest house.

Day 14

Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) walking (7 hrs) Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek down to Namche Bazzar (3440 meters) Walking 5 hours Overnight at guest house.

Day 15

Trek to Lukla (2820m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.

Our final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla, where the overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains you have recently visited for one last time before heading back to Kathmandu. Overnight at guest house.

Day 16

Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu facing sweeping views of Himalayan peaks, on reaching at Kathmandu domestic airport transfer you back to your hotels. Afternoon free at leisure recalling the adventure on Gokyo Lake-Everest Base Camp treks.

Day 17

International departure homeward bound.

Last final day in unique and amazing Himalaya of Nepal after a great adventure and experience on Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp trekking, as per your international flight schedule, View Nepal staff transfer you to airport for final departure homeward bound or to your next respective destinations.

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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek offers excellent and rewarding views of Mount Everest in an adjacent range including lovely valleys, lush rivers and friendly people in quaint villages. From Gokyo village, you can see clearly Mount Everest from a slightly greater distance. The views in the Everest Gokyo region are tremendous. During this trip, you will observe the romantic villages of stone houses and walled pastures on the shores of Gokyo Lake. It offers you the chance to observe the local people's way of life and also you may encounter yaks.

While trekking to Gokyo Lake you will be astounded by the ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung located in Khumbu region. Everest Gokyo Lake trek provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyanchung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholaste and Tawachee. Besides the natural beauty, Gokyo Lake trek offers you greater insights of local ethnic Sherpa People, their living style, custom, and culture, who have made this region home for decades. Sherpa people respect the mountains as their god where hundreds of Sherpas have lost their life during expeditions. You can watch and feel their integrity, hard work, and humbleness closely while you walk on this route.

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Personal Equipment:

  • 3-4 season sleeping bag with hood
  • Thermo rest self-inflating pad or foam mat
  • Main luggage- Rucksack or Duffel
  • 30 - 40 liter Daypack- to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
  • Stuff sacks and plastic bags for keeping your gear dry and organized
  • Water bottles with a wide mouth
  • A pair adjustable trekking poles
  • Insulated plastic mug (optional)
  • Pocketknife Swiss army style (optional)
  • Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, tooth paste & toothbrush etc

Footwear:

  • Running shoes or sandals-to used in camp/ teahouse lodge
  • Hiking boots- good quality
  • Gaiters- a pair to use to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground
  • Woolen or Pile Socks-heavy weight wool to be worn over the liner socks
  • Liner Socks-smooth thin liner socks to reduce of getting blisters
  • Knee or ankles support pad

Clothing items for Trip:

  • Gore-Tex pants and jacket with hood
  • Medium weight down jacket with hood
  • Light trekking trouser
  • Long sleeve light colored polypropylene shirts
  • Polar Tec fleece jacket
  • Thermal underwear for both top & bottom
  • Polar Tec fleece pant
  • Personal under garments
  • Quick dry type towel
  • Casual wears before after the trek

Hand Wear:

  • Polypropylene liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Good quality mittens or gloves

Headwear:

  • Warm woolen or fleecy hat/balaclava
  • Sun hat or cap with bandana for shading the neck
  • Bandana or scarf
  • Headlamp for use at night around the camp with extra batteries and spare bulbs
  • High quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection
  • Dust mask

Other Travel Accessories:

  • Sunscreen and lip salve SPF 30 or above
  • Insect repellant
  • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
  • Favorite snack items
  • Reading & writing materials, ipod and cards
  • Camera, memory card and extra battery
  • Passport photo copy & photos
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Anti bacterial hand gel (optional)

Personal first aid kit pack:

  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Antibiotics capsules
  • Imodium and anti amoebious, bacterial tablets
  • Blister treatment plasts
  • Dehydration solution
  • Analgesic- Paracetamol, aspirin
  • Anti cold tablets
  • Diclofenac gel
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic cream & throat lozenges
  • Diamox for AMS
  • Sanitary pad (for women)
  • Ear & eye drop
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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Duration
17 Days
Destination
Nepal
Travellers
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