Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

  • Group Size

    Min 02 Pax

  • Transportation

    Flight/Land

  • Max Altitute

    5360m/17880ft

  • Accomadation

    Hotel in Kathmandu + teahouses in trek

  • Best Season

    March - May and September - December

  • DifficultyLevel2

    Trip Grade

    Moderate
Starting From/Per person $ 1350 USD
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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is one of the most spectacular routes in Everest region and alternative to Everest Base Camp. The astonishing holy place, breathtaking mountain views, lakes, valley and the Ngazumpa glacier are major highlights of journeys. The 360 degree view from Gokyo Ri is the best in the Khumbu region. Get to witness the incredible natural beauty of the Himalayas with us on these 14 Days trips.

Gokyo Lake offers exclusive opportunity to witness best of turquoise lakes, highest Himalayas, Sherpa cultures. Moreover, you will get view of 8000 meters peaks where Gokyo Ri stands right behind the third lake to offer best view of Everest, Cho Oyu and others. If you are looking for alternative choice in Everest region for offbeat experience and scenic view of Khumbu Himalayan range including Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt.Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Thamserku, and many more is seen just as if it is only stone throw away from you. Gokyo Ri is the excellent viewpoint just above Gokyo. A hike to top of Gokyo Ri is at the similar altitude of Everest Base Camp. This Gokyo Lake Trek itinerary is mostly suitable to those trekker who want more varieties and fewer night stay at high altitude.

Gokyo Valley Trek officially commence after 40 minutes flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. We start easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat along the bank of Dudhkoshi River until Phakding. Our journey takes us to Namche Bazaar, biggest sherpa village in Nepal via a long suspension bridge, Dudhkoshi River and Monjo village.We will spend 2 days in Namche, which will also get you explore and acclimatized with hike up to the Everest View Hotel and Khumjung village. From Namche, we deviate from the Everest Base Camp Trek route and take fairly a quieter route to Gokyo. The trail passes through Dole and Machhermo among others. Get Awe-inspiring views of the mountains with a dramatic backdrop as you venture further into the Gokyo valley.

The Best time for Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is in the moth of March to May and September to December which are in seasons of spring and autumn. If you are looking for more adventurous trek, you can certainly integrate the Everest Case Camp with Gokyo valley or the high route pass of Cho La (5330m). We offers Private trips and also for groups like families, corporate events, schools, university, or charities.

Highlights of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Visit UNESCO world cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Experience the adventurous mountain flight to Lukla.
  • Hospitality of unique Sherpa Culture.
  • Day Hike to Everest View Hotel and Khumjung village
  • Explore the less crowded trails in the Everest region, but enjoy the great views
  • Carefully planned itineraries by expert with built-in acclimatization days
  • Achievement Certificate is award to each individuals in the recognition of your amazing trekking.
  • Amazing views of the Himalaya Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt.Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Cho Oyu and Impressive Ngozumpa glacier
  • Mesmerizing Peaceful Gokyo lake, the presence of glacial lakes in the hidden valley
  • Shot Hiking to Gokyo- Ri, outstanding viewpoint above the Gokyo Lakes at the elevation of 5,357 meters

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Detailed Itinenary

Day 01:

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Kathmandu is the capital and largest metropolitan center, and well known city of temples, monasteries and shrines. Hotel is located at thamel where numerous restaurants, bars and shops that cater everything you need. You can take this opportunity to hire or buy any trekking equipments along with any souvenirs. There will be a pre-trip meeting, so make sure to ask all the questions. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Trek preparation

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Include Meals: Breakfast

Following day after breakfast, we start a guided visit to a couple of the most recorded and significant attractions. We will have sightseeing of World Heritage Sites such as; the heavenly Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath the well known ‘Monkey temple. Bouddhanath, which is one of the greatest stupas on the planet, Patan Durbar Square marvel of Newari architecture. Famous for its rich cultural heritage, Patan is home to fine arts. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03:

Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft)

Distance: 3-4 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodge in Phakding

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early in Morning, We will drive to domestic terminal at Kathmandu Airport for regular flight to Lukla (2,800m), which brings you to the start of your trek. These 40 minutes flight offers you to enjoy the beauty green hills along with background of snowy mountain peaks. Trek starts from Lukla, we head towards Phakding (2,652 meters) passing the Cheplung village and bank of Dudh Koshi river. This first Day hike to Phakding is specifically designed for the purpose of acclimatization, allowing you time to get used to the higher elevation. Today's trek is relatively short around 3-4 hours. Overnight at Lodge in Phakding. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 04:

Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft)

Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodge in Namche Bazaar

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After Breakfast at Phakding, we will continue towards north with a few uphill and downhill climb, through the forest, suspension bridges and small Sherpa settlements will bring you village like Jorsale and Monjo. Monjo is the gateway Point of Sagarmatha National Park, where our guide will have a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River at Benkar. You will walk through the flat land and crossing last suspension bridges above the river, ascend through the forest of pine all the way up till Mislung, escape out of the forest and continue to Namche following the stone steps. On the trail to Namche Bazzar you will see yaks transporting the goods and experience the breathtaking view of Thamserku Peak, the Kongdi RI Himal and first glimpse of Mt. Everest in its majesty. You will reach the main trading center of Khumbu region where quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, internet cafes and bakeries are available. Overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 05:

Acclimatization; Hike Everest View Hotel and Khumjung village

Accommodation: Lodge in Namche Bazaar

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

At this point, we will spend a day in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize and appropriate adaptation with the environment at the height. Today is Exploration day hike to Everest View Hotel and astonishing Khumjung Village. To get an amazing views of notable peaks like Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest, we will also hike up to Everest Hotel followed by cup of tea/coffee and Easy Hike to Khumjung Village. After a proper acclimatization and exploration, we will head back to our lodges in Namche Bazaar. You can spend time easily exploring around the shops, try some Himalayan bakery items or go for a Coffee. Take rest and prepare for next day! Overnight at Lodge in Namche Bazaar. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 06:

Trek from Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft)

Distance: 5 to 6 hours trek

Accommodation: Teahouses/lodges in Dole

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today Gokyo trail separated from main route to Everest Base Camp. We are approaching 4000m, and the air gets thinner. Begininng up to Kyangjuma and climb steeply out of the valley across rhododendron woodland with with striking waterfalls. It is spectacular day in terms of scenery as we ascend to the main trail Mong La that offers views of Tyangboche monastery and Mt. Ama Dablam. From Phortse Tenga, the trail climbs steeply to Dole through birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. Wonderful views of Mt. Khumbila (5,761m) and Mt. Tawache (6,542m) are incredible throughout in clear day. Today walking shall be 5 to 6 hours. we stay overnight at one of the teahouse in Dole. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 07:

Trek Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft)

Distance: 4 to 5 hours trek

Accommodation: Teahouses/lodges in Machhermo

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After Breakfast at Lodge in Dole, We continue to trek further that gradually ascends to Lhabarma and Luza to reach our destination of Machhermo. Climb from Luza takes us to Yak grazing areas in the summer months, a pasture lands. Along the trail, we can witness the striking outlook comprising Dudh Koshi valley alongside and snow-capped mountain. We will also get opportunity to witness the insightful cultural influence of Tibetan Buddhism. Today’s trek is relatively short and pleasant, shall be 4 to 5 hours walking. Get free time to explore around and visit the Himalayan Rescue Association aid post situated in the village. There is a local story that once Yeti was spotted in Machhermo that took life of three Yaks and injured Sherpas too. However, no such evidence to prove it. Overnight at lodge in Machhermo. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 08:

Trek Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft)

Distance: 3.5 - 4 Hours trek

Accommodation: Teahouses/lodges in Gokyo

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After Breakfast, We will make an ascent to the higher elevations passing through the settlement of Phang (4,550m). We climb through a ridge Chorten from where we can see panoramic mountain view of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu. After exploring two lakes, it takes us finally to Gokyo lake which is located at 4750 meters above sea level. We will have enough time to explore around the Gokyo Lake. You will also see the new birds near Gokyo Lake which are the family of green Brainy ducks. Overnight at lodge in Gokyo. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 09:

Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m/17880ft)

Distance: 4 Hours trek

Accommodation: Teahouses/lodges in Gokyo

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This Early morning, we will steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5,357m). From the top, we can have a stunning views of the Gokyo valley along with panoramic view of Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Cholatse Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse and massive looking of Ngozumpa glacier. The second attraction explores the fourth to sixth lakes north of the village. After gazing at nature’s splendour, we hike down to Gokyo for overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 10:

Trek back to Dole (4200m/13776ft)

Distance: 4-5 Hours trek

Accommodation: Teahouses/lodges in Dole

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After Breakfast, We begin our way back to Dole. Today trek is gradual downhill alongside the river streams emerging from Ngojumpa glacier. Leaving the Gokyo Lake behind we slowly trek back to lower altitude at Dole as the same valley. Walking is around 5 Hours. Overnight at Lodge in Dole. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 11:

Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft)

Distance: 5-6 Hours trek

Accommodation: Teahouses/lodges in Namche Bazaar

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After Breakfast, We continue trek where we descend on the steep path to the Dudh Koshi and climb up to Namche Bazaar. It would be wonderful day to withness flora fauna, beautiful rhododendron forests and wonderful Sherpa Village. You will also get the last panormaic views of Mount Amadablam, Thamserku and many more. Overnight at Lodge in Namche. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 12:

Trek back to Lukla (2800m/9184ft)

Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Accommodation: Lodge in Lukla

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After Breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we began our trek back to Lukla following the Dudh Kosi river valley and crossing several suspension bridge along with Hillary Suspension Bridge. Enjoy the beauteous views of the blue-pine and rhododendron forest, Mani-stone walls, prayer flags and Sherpa Village. We pass through villages like Chumoa, Benkar, Phakding, and Chuthawa, eventually reaching the Pasang Lhamu Memorial Gate signifying the end of the trek. On arrival in Lukla, trekking ends. You can stretch up your sore legs and have a rest for a while and later stroll around the village, listening to the stories of the locals and experience their lifestyle. These is final day of your trekking most trekkers make a celebration with their guide and crew members at Lukla. You have done it. Overnight at Lodge in Lukla.

Day 13:

Fly Back to Kathmandu. Free time on your own.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Include Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Enjoy the final views of these amazing snow-capped peaks. Afterward, We will take early morning flight back to kathmandu from Lukla. Indulge in the changing sight of the landscapes on these 45 minutes and it will give you some thrilling experience for sure. After landing at Kathmandu Airport, you will be escorted to Hotel in Kathmandu. Take Rest Or Explore around. You can walk around the city, do shopping for your loved ones and relatives. In the evening, there will be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Aspiration Adventure to celebrate the successful completion of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek.

Day 14:

Final Departure

Include Meals: Breakfast

It's your last day in Nepal! Grab hygenic breakfast, then take last-minute shopping and explore around the market or relax at hotel in Kathmandu. You will be advised and assisted for onward travel arrangements to make sure that you arrive at Airport three hours before your flight departs. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport for your International flight as per your flight schedule. We will exchange our good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal, armed with all the good memories and unforgettable Experience. We know and hope that you will always remember this trip and after return home tell stories of your amazing experiences in Nepal. If you want to explore more of Nepal or the Himalayan countries Bhutan and Tibet, Please do let us know.

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What’s Included

Price Includes

  • Airport picks up and transports by private vehicle
  • Three night’s standard twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast inclusive
  • All necessary surface transfer required by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight with private transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder trekking guide.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation of field staff.
  • Permits including Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • In rare case, Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • Welcome Dinner in the typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.
  • We help you to hire a Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags if you don’t have (with extra cost)
  • All ground handling staff, guide, local staff including their daily wages, medical insurance- transportation allowance-meals and accommodation.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • All necessary paperwork and official expenses.

What's Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses.
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control (natural calamities, strike etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)

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Accomodation

At Aspiration Adventure, We believe that the accommodation is one of the major factor that enhances your overall travel experience. We will accommodate you in the deluxe 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available standard, clean, comfortable lodge (teahouse) with great views of the mountain and sceneries. All the Accommodations are on twin sharing basis. However, Single Supplement can be provided upon request at additional cost. Breakfast and dinner will be served from teahouses/lodge menu where we spend the night whereas, lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. In the city, Breakfast will Served and there will be farewell dinner at end of the trip. Please be Noted that, Upon your request we will also be pleased to make the reservations for luxurious accommodation.