Gokyo Lake Trek

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Gokyo Lake Trek - Days

Trip Route

Lukla - Namche Bazar - Gokyo Lake - Gokyo Ri - Khumjung Village - Namche Bazar

Trip Facts

Group Size
1+ PAX
Trip Grade
Moderate/Strenuous
Accommodation
Lodge/Guesthouse
Max. Elevation
5,360 M/17,580 FT
Meals
Full Board on Trek
Transportation
Flight/Private Vehicle
Best Season
Autumn/Spring/Winter

Gokyo Lake Trek Highlights

  • A 35-min Kathmandu to Lukla flight offers maximum mountain view with countryside
  • Trekking thru historical Sherpa village Thame, Namche Bazar, Khumjung where legendary mountaineer was born Appa Sherpa, Angrita Sherpa, etc Sherpa was born
  • Explore blue and green color glacier lake basement of Mount Cho Oyu and alongside with longest Himalayan glacier 'Ngozumpa'
  • Experiment your adventure limit with ascending up to Gokyo Ri and Ngozumpa Ri
  • You will have the finest mountain view including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and several other trekking peaks

Gokyo Lake trek- less busy route with the best view of lakes & mountain. A hike begins from 2860 meter then follow a route up to 5700 m on the glacier. Gokyo Ri sunrise view trek is a 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 an amazing view of the Himalaya and sparking lakes. The trek begins from Lukla and continues along the Dudh Koshi river, passing a spectacular life style of Sherpa people, superb mountain views and religious Buddhist site and finally reach Gokyo Ri. The ridge provides an amazing and breathtaking sunrise on the Himalayas. This would be the life time experience reach at the Gokyo Ri than retracing all the way descend to Lukla.

Daily itinerary

Once you provides us your Kathmandu arrival details, we pick you up from on arrival gate of Tribhuvan international airport. The airport representative stay standby with your name on placard. Then you'll be welcomed with fresh garland after that short driven to your hotel. After room check-in take your own time for relax and leisure.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Today we do acclimatization, we have short hike to the view point which is 400 m above Machhermo village. From the viewpoint enjoy to see amazing view of the himalayas and the glacier.

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 Ngozumpa 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.

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 Ngozumpa 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.

Our trail descending then passes Phorte, Mongla then reach at Namche Bazar

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, Monju Phakding where we stop for lunch. After lunch we continue the hike beside the Dudh Koshi river to reach Chhuplung. This trail goes gently up through the jungle to Lukla.

A 35-minute scenic flight from Lukla to Manthali airport (Ramechhap) gives you a great view of the Himalayan. Upon on arrival Ramchechhap drive begins to Kathmandu which takes 3/4 hours drive then transferred to your hotel.

Your Himalayan journey ends up with us by today and hopes you had enjoyed an able Himalayan holiday with us and get back home with lifetime trekking memories. We, Musical adventure trekking Pvt. Ltd airport representative transfers you, airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight.


What's included?

  • International and domestic airport transfer airport/hotel/airport
  • Everest Gokyo Lake trekking permit (Everest national park and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee) Experience
  • English speaking licensed guide with salary, accommodation, food & Insurance
  • Three meals a day during the trek in the mountains (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits where available
  • Musical Adventure Trekking complimentary trekking equipment's like four seasonal sleeping bag, dawn Jacket and duffle bag (should be returned upon completing the trek)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket
  • First aid medical kit, oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Normal lodge/guesthouse base accommodation during trek in the mountain
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepalese restaurant with live cultural dance

What's not included?

  • Travel and Medical insurance which should cover emergency evacuation
  • Kathmandu meals and accommodation
  • Personal expense hot shower, laundry, internet, battery charge etc
  • Porter to carry your bag pack
  • Gratitude to your guide and porter

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip