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Gokyo Lake Trek

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Trip Facts:
  • Activities:
  • Trekking & Sightseeing
  • Max. Height:
  • 5,360M/17,580FT
  • Duration:
  • 15 Days
  • Transportation:
  • Flight/Private vehicle
  • Grade:
  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Season:
  • Sep - Nov & Mar - May.
  • Accomodation:
  • Lodge/Guesthouse
  • Meals:
  • Full Board on Trek
 

Introduction

Gokry Ri and Gokyo Lake Trek.
Gokyo Ri sunrise view trek is moderate trek in the Khumbu region. The scenery along this trek is awesome with the Gokyo valley on the glacier, surrounded by the giant mountains of the Himalayas at 360º degree. From here you see Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu- four of the eight highest peaks on Earth together with many other peaks and the sparkling bright blue Gokyo lake. You then walk around the Ngozumpa glacier where you get picture postcard shots of the whole scenery with the mountainous background. Gokyo lake trek start as it start Everest base camp trek but it is less crowded then Everest base camp and amazing view of the Himalaya and sparking lakes. The trek begin from Lukla and continue along the Dudh koshi river, passing a spectacular life style of Sherpa people, superb mountain views and religious Buddhist site and finally reach at Gokyo Ri. The ridge provides amazing and breathtaking sunrise on Himalayas. This would be the life time experience reach at the Gokyo Ri than retracing all the way descend to Lukla.

Trip Highlight
• Kathmandu valley Sightseeing.
• Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla
• Trek throughout the Sherpa villages and explore the Sherpa cultural.
• Climb to Gokyo Ri for breathtaking Mt. view in 360º degree. 
• Take a photograph of amazing lakes Gokyo lake, 4th lake and 5th lakes. 
• Walk up to moraine of Ngozumpa Glacier-the largest in the Himalayas.

Outline Itinerary.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,350M. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Phakding 2,610M- 4hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche 3,440M- 6hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05: Acclimatization Day. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 06: Namche to Dole 4,200M- 4hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 07:  Dole to Machhermo 4,470M- 4hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 08:  Machhermo to Gokyo 4,790M- 5hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 09: Walk to Gokyo Peak 5,360M-  4hr Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 10: Gokyo to Dole 4,220M- 6hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 11: Machhermo to Namche- 5hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 12: Namche to Lukla- 6hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu 35minute by flight. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Rest in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15:  Departure.

Note: The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. Trek itinerary can be modified according to your interest, time and requirements. The trip cost will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for a customized program. 
For your information Lukla flights are notorious for being delayed to and fro Kathmandu by few hours or even cancelled for a day. Due to uncertain climate change that occurs often at Lukla, you are advised to have extra days for your stay in Nepal.

Detail Itinerary

Detail Itinerary of 15Days Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri Trek.
Day 01: Arriving at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our official representative will be receiving you and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Cultural and Historical Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
At 9 am your guided tour will take you in the city of mysterious Kathmandu. These places are listed in UNESCO world Heritage Sites such as
Pasupatinath Temple: The world most important Hindu shrine and cremate of dead body.
Swayambhunath: The blend of Hinduism and Buddhism and viewpoint of valley.
Durbar Square: The home of architectures and living Goddess.
Bouddhanath Stupa: The world largest Buddhist shrine. Around 5pm you have short meeting with your trek guide/leader. Where you can frequently talk and ask question about your onward journey.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Phakding 2610m/8560ft- 4hrs Trek.
We have 30 minute scenic flight to Lukla. Upon our arrival at Lukla we meet our crew who carry luggage's entire your trek. As we start trek the trail lead throughout middle of the village, dense rhododendron forest, grain farm and colorful Tibetan praying flags, stone sculpture of Tibetan phrase, The trail following the Dudhkoshi khola to Phakding.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche 3440m/11283ft- 6hrs Trek.
We walk through along the river passing a villages and crossing a suspension bridges. The trail lead us in the forest of pine, giant fir, and rhododendron to reach Manju where we enter the SAGARMATHA NATIOANAL park. Here we need to register our officially permits. Then we continue to trek passing Jorsalle and cross suspension bridge than ascending switchback up through the pine forest and fir that leads to Tham Dada where we get the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. We continue through the dense forest to reach the popular Sherpa village Namche – historical trading market between Nepalese and Tibetan, exchanging salt, textiles, herds, dried meat, provisions, cloths handicraft. But now days there is trading every weekend selling fresh food stuffs brought up from lower area. This is a buzzing town with internet, fresh bakery, trekking gears, ATM and money exchange available.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05: Acclimatization day.
Today, day for acclimatization. You may walk around the Namche village and visit the Sherpa museum. Else go to the middle climbing up above the Namche village , see the spectacular views of Namche village with background of Kongde and Himal. The hike continue to airstrip of Syangboche. Still ascending up on the scrub and yak meadow to Everest view Hotel– a luxurious Hotel with superb views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest and other surrounding peaks and the whole Khumbu valley. Then trek down to the twins Sherpa village Khumjung and Khunde just underneath of the sacred rocky peak Khumbila. Visit the Monastery at Khumjung where Yeti skull is kept and explore the Edmund Hillary school then trek to Khunde - visit the hospital and monastery. Trek continue descent back to Namche pass through the Yak farm.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06: Namche to Dole 4200m/13755ft- 4hrs Trek.
Trek set off through the village then take easy way with views of mountains and encounter the wild flora and fauna, Danfe – the national bird of Nepal, Himalaya's Tahr, Deer, Imepeyan to Kyanjunhgma. Turning left, we ascend to Mong La with views of Tyangboche monastery and Mt. Ama Dablam. We descending through the pine and giant fir forest we arrive at Phorte and climbing up takes you to Dole.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 07: Dole to Machhermo 4470m/14660ft- 4hrs Trek.
Head off from Dole the trail continue gradually up infertile landscape and Yak grazed land passing through the tea shop and guesthouse where we get a spectacular views of Mt. Cho Oyu8200m/26895ft and numerous of other now-capped mountains surrounding us. The trail bring you to Machhermo. The town is not so big just have 6 seasonal lodge and one Hospital for traveler's. where you can get free information about acute mountain sickness. Get fine views of surrounding mountain in the evening and beautiful sunrise in the morning.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 08 Rest in Machhermo.
Today we do acclimatization, we have short hike to the view point which is 400m up than Machhermo. Once your reaches there

Day 09: Machhermo to Gokyo 4790m/15710ft- 5hrs Trek.
The trek continue through the village and short climb up to the ridge, Then the trail goes on level for couple hours and climbing up stone-stair along the river to terminate of Nagzumba glacier moraine. Here we climb up, cross the bridge then we see the first lake, walking thru rough trail, we pass the second lake then finally reach third lake called Gokyo lake, largest and beautiful lake among other lakes. The settlement is next to lake after lunch we walk around the Gokyo.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 10: Summit of Gokyo Peak 5360m/17580ft- 6hrs Trek.
Today is our exciting day in the trek. We start our trek in early morning passing the streams then climb steep up 2/3 hrs to reach the summit of Gokyo Peak. This is a strenuous climb. While climbing up on ridge the trail provides superb views of Himalayas and largest Nagzumba glacier. From the Gokyo Ri we see an incredible sunrise view over the Majestic Khumbu Himalaya's including 4 of the 8000m, such as giant Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse and numerous other peaks with enormous Gokyo valley. We take photographs than we retrace to Gokyo. Have breakfast then retracing to Dole.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 11: Dole to Namche 3440m/11283ft- 5hrs Trek.
Our trail descending pass Phorte, Mongla then reach at Namche.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 12: Namche to Lukla 2860m/9380ft- 6hrs Trek.
Today the trek descends through villages and the rhododendron forest. Here we get the last glimpse of Mt. Everest from Tham Danda. We then continue walking through Sherpa village Jorsalle, Manju Phakding where we stop for lunch. After lunch we continue the hike beside the Dudhkosi river to reach Chhuplung. This trail goes gently up through the jungle to Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu 35 minute flight.
We have a scenic flight from Tengzing Hillary Airport to Kathmandu. Then transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Rest in Kathmandu.
Today you have a free day in Kathmandu. An evening we take you typical Nepalese restaurant for authentic Dinner.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Final Departure.
According to your flight schedule, you will be transffered to the international airport.

Include / Exclude

Cost includes:
International and Domestic Airport-up and drop-off.
3Nights tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Twin sharing accommodation entire your Nepal trip.

All the required ground transportation as mention in the Itinerary
Guided tour Kathmandu valley sightseeing with all the entrances fees.
Trekking Permits(TIMS, National park fees)
Guide and Porter salary, accommodation, food and Insurance.
✔Three times a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Hot drinks).

Fresh fruits after dinner and cookies at tea rime.
Trekking gear as your need sleeping bag, Down Jacket etc. on returning.
Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu by flight with your Guide.
Exclusives Medical kits. 
Fare-well dinner.

Cost Exclude: 
Travel insurance and any sort of rescues such as Helicopter.
Hot shower.

Miscellaneous personal expense Laundry, Internet, Soft and Hard drinks.
Gratitude to guide and porters. 
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.

Trekking Equipments


Equipments list for Trekking.
What you need to carry before your departure on your trip. 
Daypack up to 50 litre. 
Down Jacket.
4Seasons sleeping bag.
Sleeping bag liner. 
Water bottle.
Trekking pole.

Upper Body – Head/Ears/Eyes.
Sun head or Gulf cap.
Sun glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and hard-sided storage in case.
Headlamp or torch light with at least 1pair of extra battery. 
Ear-muffs. 
Sun Lotions /Sun cream.

Hand. 
1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic. 
1Elevation water proof wristwatch. 
1Nail cutter.
1Pair wind/waterproof gloves.

Bodies .
2Cotton t-shirts. 
1Synthetic t-shirt. 
2Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. V-neck.
zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures. 
1Soft shell jacket water & wind resist. 
1Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring. 
Inner cloths as you need.

Lower Body—legs. 
1Pair nylon hiking short paints. Quick drying type not cotton.
1Pair cotton paints(loose jeans/khakis). 
1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
1Pair waterproof/windproof paint.
2Pair inner Thermal for day and night. 
Inner cloths as you needed.

Feet.  
3Pair of trekking socks.
1Pairs woollen socks wearing on evening.
1Pair light sport or shoes sneaker. 
Trekking boots.

Medicines & First Aid Kits. 
Ibuprofen for general aches and pains. 
Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal.
Diamox(commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine.
1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides.
anti-infection ointments, etc. 
Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Miscellaneous But Important.
# Passport and extra passport photos (4Copies) 
# Immunization Record 
# Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport 
# Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its' effectiveness over time 
# Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type 
# Mosquito repeal gel
# Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap etc. 
# 3-4 Large durable plastic bags, for keeping miscellaneous gear dry inside you pack. Also nice for separating clean from dirty laundry. 
# Nylon stuff waterproof sacks for food and gear storage.
# 2 bandanas.
# Ear plugs. 

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