Gokyo Lake Trekking   |  14 Days

‘grand exciting panorama of world’s four highest peaks from high Gokyo-Ri’

Gokyo Lake Trekking is a moderate to adventurous walk a great exciting combination of scenic walks. As well as exploring traditional farm villages of highlanders the Sherpa of Everest enriched with age-old culture and custom.

Gokyo Lake Trekking is an adventure for all travelers walking in the harmony of pristine wilderness. Where scenery of high towering snow peaks follows you throughout the walk from the beginning to the end of the adventure.

This beautiful trek starts from the main interesting trail to the famous Namche Bazaar the gateway to various destinations. The route from Lukla passes many lovely Sherpa villages, lined with a series of prayer walls and religious monuments.

Making the walk more exciting and respecting the work of local immense cultures. As the trail leads to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in the World Heritage Sites. The Sagarmatha name for Everest in Nepal, the local Sherpa call Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language.

Entering the park premises that protects and preserves exotic flora/fauna and the world’s highest peaks and local impressive cultures. On leaving the gorge and river valley on top of a ridge at Namche Bazaar, the capital of Khumbu Sherpa’s.

This large village almost a size of a small town provides various facilities for both locals and visitors.

After an extra pleasant rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and a short hike to its scenic viewpoints. The adventure continues, as our route diverts from the main busy and a popular trail of Everest base camp. A climb leads to the top of a hill at Mong, on leaving the main path, rewards a fantastic panorama of Everest.

Along with an array of peaks, then heading down to Dudh Koshi River at Phortse Tenga, situated on a river gorge.

The adventure leads to climbing into a narrow gorge to Dole, and then up to an open country towards Gokyo valley. Spending overnights in nice settlements of Dole and Machhermo then reaching our destination at picturesque areas of Gokyo.

Gokyo valley treasures five beautiful lakes, the first, second, and third lakes are at a near distance. The third is the main and revered as holy, where all nice lodges are located close by the emerald-colored lake. Other 4th and 5th lakes are beyond the third lake on route to Mt. Cho-Oyu base camp.

At Gokyo Lake enjoy the grand stupendous scenery of surrounding towering peaks and an extra free day in Gokyo. For an exciting hike to Gokyo-Ri ridge top, the highest spot of the adventure at 5,357 m / 17, 575 feet.

Gokyo-Ri rewards a magnificent panorama of the world’s four highest peaks with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, and Mt. Makalu in the east. Includes a series of peaks that encircles the top-facing views of Gokyo valley and the lakes.

As well as looking down at Ngozumba, the longest glaciers of Nepal Himalayas that feed the Dudh Kosi River. After a great adventure to Gokyo Lake, return journey on the same scenic trail to a sleepy village at Phortse. Where few trekkers often visit this lovely isolated farm village, situated above the main trail.

Slowly, walk heads back on the mainstream trail to Namche Bazaar and then towards Lukla. For the last overnight at high Khumbu and Everest region, the next morning a scenic short flight brings you back to Kathmandu. After a great exciting adventure of a lifetime experience on Gokyo Lake Trekking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip Highlights

  • “Constant views of towering snow-capped peaks on walks to scenic Gokyo Lake
  • Alluring panorama of four world’s highest peaks with Mt. Everest from Gokyo-Ri
  • Walk into beautiful picturesque valley of Gokyo adorned scenic glacial lakes.
  • An adventure with blend of scenic and cultural walks around high Khumbu valley.
  • From green hills to scenic arid valley enclosed by towering snow mountain range”

Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Gokyo Lake trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.

  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day flight to Lukla for Gokyo Lake trek.
  • 3 Day 3: Fly to Lukla 2,820m (35 min) and trek to Phakding 2,657 m - 03 hrs.Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for flight to Lukla after checking in then board in a small aircraft for 35 minutes flight to Lukla. 
Landing at Tenzing & Hillary Airport, during flight, enjoy panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest.

    From Lukla start the trek down to Dudh Koshi River following on winding easy trail to Phakding village for an overnight stops.
  • 4 Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.Today walk leads to famous Namche Bazaar where altitude gains as walk progress, morning walk starts following the river and crossing several times to reach at Monjo village near Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here walking on river valley and gorge covered within nice woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir trees. After crossing a high last bridge with few hours climb to Namche Bazaar with stunning views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks. Namche Bazaar at 4,440 m high an ideal place for rest day to acclimatize, the main town / village of Khumbu where colorful and exciting Saturday market takes place once a week.
  • 5 Day 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.Enjoy a rest day for acclimatization, and take a short morning hike up at 
Park Headquarter, a place for grand view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and majestic Ama Dablam. Overlooking an array of snow peaks, visit the museum of great interest. For interested people can hike to Everest View Hotel, a few hours climb to the first luxury hotels of Khumbu, built in the 1970’s at 3,880 m high.

    Afternoon enjoy walking around Namche Bazaar lined with restaurants, shops, and stores with large hotels and resorts. 
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Dole 4,100 m - 06 hrs.Enjoying pleasant time at Namche, morning walk leads to scenic and gradual walks overlooking Everest and other giant peaks. Our route diverts from the main trail, heading to a steep climb of an hour to a ridge top.
    Mong, a small places with few lodges and shops facing grand views of Everest, Ama Dablam and array of peaks. From down to Phortse Tenga for possible lunch stop, situated on Dudh Kosi River gorge within dense forest.
    Afternoon climb up within nice shade of woods, then reaching at nice settlement in Dole for overnight halt.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Machhermo 4, 470 m - 04 hrsToday, a short day walk as altitude gains gradually. Morning starts with short steep climb and then into a wide open country, as tree lines drops for short bushes. Walk continues past a lovely place of Luza and then on top of Machhermo overlooking first views of Mt. Cho-Oyu.
    The world’s 6th highest peaks, from the top a short down to a gorge in the shade of willow and populus trees. A short up to Machhermo a small settlement with few nice lodges for lunch and overnight stay.
  • 8 Day 8: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m - 04 hrs.
From Machhermo towards our main goal and destinations to Gokyo Lakes, morning starts with short climb. Reaching a high sloped valley, walk follows on gradual path all the way to a small isolated place of Panga. 
After a short rest, walk up to the first lake, then at second lake and finally ending the day walks. On reaching the main 3rd lake where all good lodges located on the upper side of the lake shore. Arriving by lunch time and then checking into a nice simple rooms for two overnights. Afternoon at leisure enjoy views of Mt. Cho-Oyu towards North direction with other high peaks
  • 9 Day 9: At Gokyo climb of Gokyo-Ri, rest of the afternoon free at leisure.
Early morning rise and hike up to high Gokyo-Ri, the highest point of the adventure. A climb of few hours steep up, but worth the tough, hard climb where you can catch glorious views. Facing world’s four highest peaks with range of lesser mountains with grand views of Gokyo valley and the lakes.
    After a refreshing morning hike, afternoon at leisure for short stroll around the lake and enjoy the grand scenery. 

  • 10 Day 10: Trek to Phortse village 3,880 m - 07 hrs. 
After an enjoyable time at Gokyo Lake, walk downhill towards Dudh Kosi River past Machhermo and Dole. On leaving the main trail crossing a bridge with short climb to a sleepy village of Phortse for overnight stop. Located away from main routes and isolated from rest of the villages. A nice peaceful village for overnight with views of near snow peaks.
  • 11 Day 11: Trek to Monjo 2,860 m via Namche Bazaar -07 hrs. 
Morning, down to Dudh Kosi River and cross over a bridge to Phortse Tenga, and climb up to Mong Hill. Rest of the walk downhill and back on the main trail to Namche bazaar for lunch or refreshing stop.
    From Namche head downhill to Dudh Kosi River then reaching Jorsalle, and then a short steep climb to the entrance and exit point of Sagarmatha National Park.
    After an exciting long day walk reach at Monjo village for overnight, in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge.

  • 12 Day 12: Trek to Lukla, afternoon at leisure after 04 hours walks.
The last day walk of the adventure of few hours trek following on the same
    trail to Lukla past Phakding. Walk leads through nice village of Ghat and then final
    climb of an hour to Lukla town for last overnight stop around high scenic Khumbu
    and Everest region. Reaching Lukla by lunch time, afternoon free to explore
    around Lukla and the streets lined with shops, restaurants and stores. 

  • 13 Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.
Morning transfer to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport for sweeping short flight to
    Kathmandu facing grand panorama of Himalaya peaks and hills. As plane lands at
    Kathmandu airport, a short drive reaches you to the hotel, with free afternoon to
    relax after a great memorable adventure around high Khumbu and at Gokyo Lake.
  • 14 Day 14: Depart for international flight for homeward bound.Last day in Nepal, after a wonderful adventure and experience on Gokyo Lake trekking as time for your international flight. Transfer to the airport for homeward bound or to respective destinations.

Cost Includes:

    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B
    • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary  
    • all domestic flight Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu 
    • Government license holder guide 
    • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
    • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
    • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
    • Hire Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket  for the trek 
    • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
    • Local Entrance fee  for entering to the khumbu valley 
    • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
    • Government taxes and official expenses
    • Welcome Dinner 

Cost Excludes:

    • All food pay your self  during the trek  
    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
    • Expenses of personal nature and as well  gratitude (tips).
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit. 
  • Tien Yang
    Tien Yang
    Singapore Published: Saturday, February 14, 2015

    Great trekking trips

    Rating:

    I have been on three trekking trips with Bam and he is an excellent guide and friend. He provided sound advice and showed a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each member in the group. He is extremely resourceful and helps to overcome difficulties with cheerfulness and equanimity, a very important quality when one is on the mountains! The three trips- Annapurna Base Camp, Upper Mustang and Gokyo Lakes- were memorable and I could not recommend Bam highly enough. It makes a huge difference to know that one's trek will be in good hands and it has allowed me to enjoy the fantastic scenery and experience.

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

INSURANCE POLICY:

Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

Guide and Porters: 
On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
    Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

Equipments List

  • Down Jacket
  • Down sleeping bags one each with inner linear
  • Fibre pile jacket
  • light cotton trouser
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts
  • Scarf
  • Short Trouser
  • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun Screen Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt
  • Track Suit Bottoms
  • Trekking pole
  • Ultra Fleece Trousers
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproofs trouser
  • Waterproofs Jacket
  • Well fitting, comfortable boots
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each
  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
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