Gokyo Lake Trek

  • 14 Days, 13 Nights
  • Everest

Tour Description

Gokyo Lake trek is a not more than 14 days exciting journey to the beautiful Gokyo lakes which will be worthwhile for the every penny you spend. Gokyo is among the most popular tourist destinations leading towards the Sagarmatha base camp and other areas.[2] Gokyo village at 4,790 metres (15,720 ft) elevation is a major centre in the area. The site is two days walk uphill from Namche Bazaar.[7] A visit to the area often includes climbing Gokyo Ri. The Gokyo Lakes are also part of an extended Everest Base Camp trek known as the EBC trek via Gokyo Lakes. This trek is commonly hiked by people with slightly more time to trek as the trail is 4 days longer than the standard EBC trek. The Gokyo Lakes trek also has the added benefit of being a circular route as opposed to the standard EBC trek which returns along the same trail. Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is a beautiful journey to the enticing Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Ri which is one of the most amazing viewpoints for great views of Everest and other Himalayas. The 14-day trip begins in Kathmandu where we visit several heritage sites. The Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is an alternative to classical treks in the Everest region. Instead, it takes us to the turquoise Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri which provides exceptional views of Everest and the Himalayas. We also get to marvel at the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and the Gokyo valley from Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri trek is for those who like to walk in the Everest region without the physical stress of reaching the base camp of Everest or crossing high passes in the vicinity. It is instead for travelers who wish to try something new in the Everest region. However, for trekkers who want to reach the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain then Everest Base Camp Trek: 16 days is ideal. Another option for trekkers who like to conquer high mountain passes in the Everest region is the Everest High Passes Trek: 20 days.

Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Entrance fee and permits
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground/Air transportation as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Additional Info

Duration

Min People

Max Alt.

Tour Grade

14 days

2

5357m

Hard

Tour Itineary

1

Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to the hotel.

Arrival in kathmandu, our representative will receive you from the airport and transfer you to the hotel and help you check –in.

2

Sightseeing and Trek Preperation

visit few of the cultural heritages in kathmandu valley which includes, swyambhunath stupa (the monkey temple), bouddhanath stupa and kathmandu durbar square. in the evening the group will prepare for trekking

3

Kathmandu to Phakding (2,610 m)

Early morning flight to lukla with beautiful views of landscape and snow capped mountains and start our trek to Phakding.

4

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,445 m){ trek: 6-7 hrs}

After hot breakfast; we start our trek to Namche viaToktok, Benkar, Monjo and Jorsalle. We’ll pass through few suspension bridges.

5

Acclimatization day at Namche

While trekking in high altitudes , there is less amount of oxygen and we need to acclimatize our body so we’ll stay in namche,This never means we have to stop walking but it is always suggested to hike to higher elevation and sleep at lower so we can hike up to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains, walk to twin Sherpa village (Khumjung and Khunde) and visit Sherpa museum or hang around at Namche Bazaar.

6

Namche bazar to Dole (4200m)

7

Dole to machhermo (4470m)

8

Machhermo to gokyo

9

Explore Gokyo valley

10

Gokyo to dole

11

Dole to Namche Bazar

12

Namche Bazar to Lukla

13

Lukla to Kathmandu

14

transfer to airport

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