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Everest Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri Trek

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Duration

15 Days

Max. Elevation

5357Mm

Group size

Min 2pax

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
All ground transportation & domestic flight as per itinerary
Best Season
March to May, September to December
Accomodation
3* hotel in Kathmandu and tea house/lodge during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu & All meals during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche - Gokyo - Namche - Lukla - Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Kathmandu sightseeing
    • Sherpa valleys in the Khumbu region
    • Alpine flora and fauna
    • Everest region peaks and Lakes
    • Ngozumba glacier

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is an incredible trip with superb attractions. The trek is renowned as the alternative EBC trekking due to the remarkable natural sceneries, Lakes and glaciers and the hidden Sherpa valleys. Trek to the Gokyo valley is strenuous due to the altitude it gains and the route we follow. Trekkers should always feel that acclimatization is necessary for the Gokyo trek.

The Gokyo Lake Trek begins from the Lukla airstrip and head above the Dudh Koshi Valley. Some steel bridges should be crossed over the River and gorge before entering to the Sagarmatha National Park. It is a home of endangered flora and fauna. Reaching Namche Bazaar, you take a side trip to the Khumjung valley. Namche Bazaar is a market center for the people of the Khumbu region. Khumjung valley represents the features of the Sherpa people that have monasteries and Chhortens.   Walking to Phortse, you continually climb to the Gokyo valley passing the Longpongo Tso and Ramboche Tso. Gokyo valley is beautifully situated beside the Dudh Pokhari. You also hike to the Gokyo Ri, from where you can get the perfect views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Gyachung, Lhotse, Nuptse and others along with the longest glacier of Nepal- the Ngozumba glacier. If it becomes possible, you can trek to the fifth and sixth lake as well.

The Vertex Holiday organizes Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking with the professional Everest guides and porters. Our given itinerary can be customized as per your planning. We strongly imply the way of acclimatization to make your Gokyo Lake trek safer. Please, contact us for more details.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Namaste and welcome to Nepal. As you arrive Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed, we give you a short briefing and orientation by our trekking leaders. The evening is wonderful with dinner with the Nepali cultural program. Overnight at the hotel.


Day

2

After breakfast at the hotel, set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, these include UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and medieval arts and architecture. There are Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu. However, there are in total seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from the sightseeing tour, you get a short trip briefing. Overnight at the hotel.

Day

3

Having breakfast, drive to the domestic airport of Kathmandu and fly to Lukla enjoying the picturesque Everest region Himalayas. Landing at Lukla, you meet the rest of the crew who accompanies us during the trekking. Then the trek starts smoothly through the easy trail and you can see the tiny settlements along with their potato fields. Crossing the steel bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we reach Phakding. Overnight at lodge.

Day

4

After the delicious breakfast, we begin our trek, which is ascending high. Crossing bridges, we reach to the entry gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsalle. Now the trail is steep high. The charming view of Everest can be seen for the first time of the trek. We walk continually till we reach to the horseshoe-shaped Namche Bazaar, which is one of the busiest settlements in the Everest region. Overnight at lodge/tea house.

Day

5

Today is an acclimatization and exploration day. To avoid mountain sickness, it is necessary when we walk over 2700 meters. So, we go on exploring this amazing town along with its neighboring parts as Khumjung and Everest view hotel. There are almost all the facilities and markets of all the goods. Basic facilities are available at the health post/hospital, school, trade centers, and others. Hillary school is located there. The exploration hiking is also wonderful to understand the Sherpa culture and traditions, spirituality and hospitality. Back to lodge and rest. Overnight at the hotel.

Day

6

We commence through the fine and gradual uphill trail. The mountain views come in front of your eyes that are really incredible. Also the wild animals including Himalayan Thar and musk deer. The national bird Danphe dances beside the trail. Descending to Kyanjuma, we climb up steadily through the rhododendron forest and reach to Phortse under the shadow of Tawoche. Overnight at lodge.

Day

7

Heading for the Phortse village we cross the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River and continue walking through the forest region. We see the biological diversities. It means the perfect combination of flora and fauna. The cascading waterfalls are amazing that can be seen during the trekking. We reach to Luza, pass the village, walk through the sandy trail and reach the Machhermo village. Nearby the village, the Himalayan Rescue Center lies, which is a place to treat the people having altitude problems. Overnight at lodge.


Day

8

Enjoying the view of the Dudh Koshi valley, we begin to trek higher with a destination of Gokyo today. Thamserku peeps from the near horizon. From Phanga, we trek down to the Riverside and climb again through the Ngozumba glacier. Reaching up to the Gokyo valley or Dudh Pokhari, we pass Lonpongo and Ramboche Tso. Gokyo valley is located at 4800 meters. You may find it tough to deal with the alpine altitude, but the following day it becomes normal as we go over 5300 meters. Overnight at lodge.

Day

9

It is an exploration day. After having breakfast, we ascend to the Gokyo Ri. Or we hike to the 4th and 5th Lake. The views of Everest, Cho-Oyu, Gyachung, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu can be explored from the Gokyo top. The longest glacier in Nepal, Ngozumba glacier can be seen from there. Exploring the natural wonders, we trek down to the Gokyo valley and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day

10

The wonderful sunrise view over the snowy peaks is stunning, but we have to leave after breakfast. Over the Dudh Koshi River. Besides, the fabulous Taboche and Cholatse smile at you. Even Thamserku and Cho Oyu can be seen as you reach the ridge. Then we descend gradually passing Machhermo and Luza village and finally reach to Dole. Overnight at lodge.

Day

11

After breakfast, we begin to descend to Phortse Thanka through the astonishing rhododendron forest. We can see the cascading waterfalls and beautiful wildflowers from the trail. Some of the wild animals are other attractions of the trekking. The spectacular Everest region peaks energize you to walk in this beautiful landscape. After having lunch, we trek further to the Namche Bazaar and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day

12

This is the last trekking day. We have breakfast and begin the excursion through the steep trail from Namche Bazaar. Checking out from the national park counter, we reach to Monju and head further crossing the suspension bridges. Passing Phakding, the normal route begins. We gradually reach to our concluding point at Lukla. We celebrate our successful trek with all the team members. It is the last day of the trek for our crew. Overnight at lodge.

Day

13

It’s time to bid farewell to this Himalayan town and fly back to Kathmandu. The Himalayan peaks that became familiar to us can be explored for the last time if the weather is clear. Landing in Kathmandu, you transfer to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at the hotel.

Day

14

This is a great day to explore the ancient town- Bhaktapur. It is a half-day trip. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an old Newari town, where medieval architectures, pagoda style temples, pottery square, and various other attractions lie there. After the tour, drive back to Kathmandu and join the dinner in the evening at a typical Nepali restaurant. We have a special moment. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: in case the flight gets canceled, today is the reserve day for that. Weather change is normal in the mountainous region.

Day

15

Having a good memory with Vertex Holiday our representative drops you at the airport for your final departure.

Inclusions

    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • 4-night accommodation in Kathmandu(Twin sharing basis) at Three-star hotel with BB plan
    • Two-way airfare for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
    • Airport pick up and drop  off for Lukla flight by private vehicle
    • One professional tour guide and private vehicle for a city tour
    • Including all kind of entries fee for a city tour
    • Snack of seasonal fruit during the treks
    • All meal during the trek time in the mountain (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
    • Accommodation during the trek  with Twin sharing basis
    • An experienced, English speaking, knowledgeable, skillful and helpful government license holder trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage(max:-25kg) including their all kind of cost i.e. Transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation
    • All kind of necessary paperwork for your trips (TIMS card and permit – please bring 3 PP size photos)
    • Comprehensive medical kit
    • Government taxes and office service charge
    • Nepalese visa fee
    • International airfare
    • Personal travel insurance
    • All kind of drinks, snacks and personal ordered food during trekking time
    • All kind of personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trekking if needed to pay
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Rescue charge (if needed)
    • Tips for trekking staff

Complimentary

    • Comprehensive medical kit 
    • Duffle bag for Trekking 
    • Snack of seasonal fruit during the trek

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