About Gokyo Lakes Trek

One of the most adventurous and exploratory trek. There exist series of high alpine lakes. Often known as Gokyo Valley Trek and Gokyo Lake Trek, it is shorter than regular Lukla to Everest Base Camp Trekking. Also the elevation at Gokyo RI is the highest measuring 5364 m from the sea level. Gokyo Valley Trekking offers you an extraordinary and once in a lifetime experience to witness the beauty of the world’s tallest and prettiest mountains, exquisite glaciers, including Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas and second in the world. This journey takes you through the magnificent valleys of Dudh Koshi, rich in a typical biodiversity, century’s old Buddhist monasteries, traditional Sherpa villages ; and finally brings you to the footsteps of the renowned Namche Bazaar, the epitome of Sherpa civilization and a gateway to classic Everest route. 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.To grab the trip pleasure and make it precious, you can join the trip of TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE.

Trip Highlights

  • Gokyo lake trekking is also known as Smart trek in Everest region.
  • You will fly to Lukla via Kathmandu or by Ramechhap on the 1st day of your journey and will hike to Phakding on same day.
  • Namche bazar is the junction point for all Everest region trek like 3 pass via Renjo la, EBC trek or Gokyo trek via Dhole.
  • You will pass the route all the way by Dudhkoshi river, also known as Milk river.
  • When you will reach gokyo lake you will feel like paradise because of thrilling beauty of lakes with Himalayan shadow.
  • From Gokyo ri (5360 m) you will see incredible view of Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m) Mt. Makalu  (8481 m) etc mountains with hundreds of peaks
  • On the way back from Gokyo to Namche bazar you can have two options either you get back via Machhermo or get back via Renjo La pass
  • As different trekking experts Gokyo lake trek is the world No 1 trek for the view.

 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Our airport representative will be in Kathmandu international airport with your Name card or "Top of the World Adventure" agency name card. Confirm your arrival you will drive from airport to Kathmandu Hotel. After Check in, you will be fresh up and you will go to visit agency office to collect flights tickets and other information. If you have missed bringing any trekking equipment then you can buy just next to hotel. You will have welcome dinner in the night and prepared drop back to the hotel and overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Today you will start your 13 days trek with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,827 m). In the morning parallel to the huge Himalayan adjacent to Nepal and China. If you are not taking guide from kathmandu and like to take from Lukla airport, your guide will be there in airport showing your name. After 40 minutes, we will be landed in a runway. Then you will walk down to the Dudh Kosi River, where you connect with the main path to Namche Bazaar. After moving all the way through the small area of Ghat (2550 m), you will soon arrive at our teahouse at Phakding.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2640

You will start your trekking from Phakding and walk across the river to trek all the way through the area of rhododendron. Then you go crossways to the Dudh Kosi at Benkar and take pleasure from the scenes of snow-topped mountains Kusum Kanguru (6,369 m.), Thamserku (6,623 m.) and so on. Along the way you will have your permits check at Gorshelle. Then trekking becomes fairly difficult and includes a perpendicular climb to Namche Bazaar. After crossing one of the suspension bridges above the river, you will ascend to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at hotel in Namche Bazaar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Namche Bazar
  • Altitude: 3440

Today you may rest or hike through the village of Khunde and Khumjung. Khumjung is the largest village of Khumbu region. After having lunch you will hike back to Namche Bazaar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Namche Bazar
  • Altitude: 3440

You will begin your daily hike with a steady climb along the valley. The juniper forests dominates the woods. As you go up, you will see beautiful summer settlements and grazing land throughout. Superb views of Cho Oyu, its neighboring peaks Kantega and Thamserku will feast your eyes. By noon, you will arrive at Machermo (4470 m). You will spend the rest of the day exploring Machermo (4,470m),and spend the night there.   

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Machermo
  • Altitude: 4470

You ascend on a hill and enjoy views of the Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains. Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Phangga. You descend to the river bank before climbing up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier on a steep trail. You pass through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari before reaching Gokyo. On the trail next to the first lake, you see what is believed to be the footprints of a Lama (Buddhist priest). You will explore Dudh Pokhari before calling it a night. Stay overnight in Gokyo

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Gokyo
  • Altitude: 4790

Today you will wake up earlier to go to Gokyo ri (5360 m) for Sunrise view. Gokyo ri is the excellent view point of Everest Makalu Himalayan range. You will see excellent view of more than 8000 m summits like Mount Everest (8848 m) , Makalu (8481 m), Lotshe (8414 m),  Cho yu (8188 m), including 100s of small peaks and glaciers. After getting having excellent panorama view of High Hamalayas , you will trek down to explore Gokyo Lake area. Overnight at same teahouse lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Gokyo
  • Altitude: 4790

You descend on a trail along the Dudh Koshi River and pass the first Gokyo lakes. On the way you also enjoy views of the Cholatse and Taboche peaks. Your trail descends before climbing a hill. After reaching the chorten at the edge, you see great views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. You walk past Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages before reaching Dole. Overnight in Dole                                                                                                         

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Dole
  • Altitude: 4200

Hiking up from Phortse Thanga to Mong-La is one of the most difficult part of trek as it is all the way steep uphill till Mong La otherwise it is about down hill and flat only till Monjo. Today you will exit from Sagarmatha National Park too as Monjo is gateway for Sagarmatha National Park. Stay overnight at Monjo.      

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Monjo
  • Altitude: 2880

Today is the last day of the trek,after breakfast in Monjo you start the trail through villages like Chumoa, Benkar, Phakding, and Chuthawa and get a chance to explore their tradition and culture. Though most of the route is an easy downhill slope,then you climb uphill for an hour to reach Lukla. You will stay overnight in Lukla

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2850

Last day of 12 days of trekking in Nepal starts with early morning joyful flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer your Hotel. During the day you will have rest after long journey in the Khumbu Himalaya and Evening dinner with Nepali Cultural Show.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Today, last day of Trekking in Nepal of Top of the World Adventure ,and here you are done with our 12 days of journey in Nepal. And then as per your flight timings our staff of TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your international departure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu hotel with Breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight fares
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit
  • Local goverment permit
  • Trekking guide (Food, accommodation, salary, insurance)
  • Teahouse Accomodation in Mountain
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • First aid tool box

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar bills
  • Visa fee
  • International flight fare
  • Travels insurance
  • Trekking equipment 
  • Tips