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Trip Duration 14 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Activity Trekking
Transportation Car/hiace/bus and flight
Accomodation Hotel/Teahouses/Lodges
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in Trekking
Max. Altitude 5357m
Group Size 1-above
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Gokyo LakeTrek is anadventurous journeyin the Khumbu region.  It leads you into Gokyo Valley, one of the highest settlements in the Nepal.  It provides the massive snowy peaks of the Everest region, including some of the world's renowned 8000 meter peaks and the glacial Gokyo Lake. The hike to Gokyo Ri, or Gokyo Peak,is the most exciting part of the trek, where you will enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime Himalayan sceneries and the glaciers.

The trek to Gokyo Lake is a great walk on the rugged trail that allows you to explore the Everest alpine sceneries. You will cross the Cho La Pass (5330m) and join the trail of the Everest Base Camp Trek. The Gokyo Lake trek begins from Lukla, which is considered the gateway to Everest region trekking. It goes through Phakding, Namche Bazaar and continues to the Gokyo Valley or the Gokyo Lake. The emerald green lakes along the route to Ngozumpa Glacier are truly unique.  Buddhist monasteries, Chhortens and Sherpa culture and traditions are visiblealong the trek. Throughout, youwillbe able to see the Tibetan Buddhist lifestyle of the local people. The hike up to the Gokyo Ri (5360m) offers stunning panorama of the Everest Himalayan range and a breathtaking sunrise view. Mt, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and the surrounding peaks can be explored. Finally, the trail descends all the way down to Lukla and youwill take a plane back to Kathmandu.

The flora and fauna in the Sagarmatha National Park provide a memorable path to Gokyo Valley. As is the case more most treks in the area, Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for the Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking package. The trek requires good fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Ascent Holidays arranges the trek with complete management, including Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and TIMS. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information. 

Trip Highlights

  • Indigenous Sherpa culture
  • Moderate trail and wonderful landscape
  • Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and other Himalayan views
  • Alpine rhododendron forest
  • Emerald green glacial lakes
  • Remarkable hospitality

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
  • Day 02:Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours.
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5.30 hours.
  • Day 05:Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.
  • Day 06:Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680meters) 5 hours.
  • Day 07:Trek to Machherma (4470 meters). 5 hours.
  • Day 08:Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters) 5.30 hours
  • Day 09:Trek to Gokyo Ri (5483 meters) and then Back to Gokyo. 5 hours.
  • Day 10:Trek to Dole (4200meters) 6 hours.
  • Day 11:Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village (3780meters) 5 hours.
  • Day 12:Trek to Lukla (2804 meters.) 6 hours
  • Day 13:Morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
  • Day 14:Departure.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by the representative of Ascent Holidays and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, you will get a short briefing about the trip overview. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02:Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. A wonderful sightseeing day begins after breakfast. We set out for the sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley, specifically the UNESCO listed world heritage sites: Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, BoudhanaTH Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. They are rich in medieval arts and architecture. Then, back to the hotel and prepare for the trek. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours. Early in the morning, catch a flight to Lukla from the domestic airport of Kathmandu. From Lukla, we begin to trek passing some of the beautiful villages and enjoying the scenery of fields. The painted Mani walls make your trek further exciting. Eventually,we reach to Phakding. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5.30 hours. From Phakding, we begin the trek after the breakfast. Gradually, we reach to Monjo after passing some bridges and eventually we encounter the brilliant view of Kongde Ri. Then,we officially enter Sagarmatha National Park. It’s a continual uphill climb to Namche Bazaar from there. The stunning Everest Peak can be explored. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 05:Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Namche Bazaar is the center for everything. Shaped like a horseshoe, Namche Bazaar is a trade center for the Khumbu region and a densely populated by the Sherpa people. Walking around the Namche Bazaar after the breakfast helps us acclimatize with the alpine altitude. Today is also beneficial for the exploration of Sherpa culture.
  • Day 06:Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680meters) 5 hours. After the breakfast at Namche, we commence our foothill journey passing the Tenzing Norgay Memorial Stupa. The gentle trail begins once we reach to the hill top. The trail now splits towards the Mong and walking gradually, we reach to Phortse. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07:Trek to Machherma (4470 meters). 5 hours. Climbing up via Dole, the trail passes through the grazing meadows. On the way, we can explore the colourful monastery at Luza. Wonderful views downhill are seen. Steadily walking, we leave the forest region and the landscape with meadows begin upon reaching Machhermo. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08:Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters) 5.30 hours From Machhermo, we begin to trek from the landslide region. We pass two lakes, the first and the second lakes and finally we trek to the third lake, which is renowned as the Gokyo Lake. The surrounding is awesome. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 09:Trek to Gokyo Ri (5483 meters) and then Back to Gokyo. 5 hours. After the breakfast, we embark on the climb towards Gokyo Ri, which is located above the Gokyo Lake. This is the most spectacular moment in this trek, where we explore the enticing views of the Himalayan white peaks, glacier and lakes. Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and other surrounding peaks can be explored. The Ngozumba Glacier and the Everest 5th Lake along with climbing the Gokyo Ri is superb. Then back to the Gokyo Valley and rest. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 10:Trek to Dole (4200meters) 6 hours. From Gokyo Lake, we trek down straight to Dole, through the downhill trail. Passing Machhermo and Luza, we reach to Kele and ultimately to Dole. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 11:Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village (3780meters) 5 hours. From Dole, we gradually trek down to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung. We can extend the trek depending on your interest and walking speed. Walking through the terraced downhill, you arrive at Namche Bazaar and rest. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 12:Trek to Lukla (2804 meters.) 6 hours After the breakfast, you trek down to Monju and check out from the Sagarmatha National Park counter. Passing some of the steel bridges, you head to Lukla. The difficult trail has been dealt with and the gentle trail begins. Passing Phakding, you cross the steel bridge and walk all the way to Lukla, where the trek concludes. It's time to rest and celebrate. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 13:Morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. We fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning from Lukla, enjoying the Everest Himalayan sceneries for the last time. Arriving at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel and the day is up to you. You can do shopping or relax. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 14:Departure. Our airport representative drops you at the international airport. Thank you for trekking with Ascent Holidays. Hope to serve you again.

Cost Includes

  • Airport and Hotel transfers in private vehicles.
  • Hotel in B&B method in city.
  • All land transportation, Ktm-Luk-Ktm flight for the trek.
  • Government authorized guide and supporting team.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in trekking.
  • Local lodge accommodation in mountain.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and permit.

Cost Excludes

  • Your personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals

Trip Note

Ascent Holidays is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.

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