Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is a classical trek in the Khumbu Region of Everest which takes the trekkers to the region of Everest and also to the amazing valley of Gokyo. Everest Gokyo Lake Trek does not just follow the lesser travelled trail towards Gokyo Valley but also allows the spectacular views of snow-capped mountains over 8000 meters altitude . The world’s tallest mountain peaks Mount Everest, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Makalu, and Mount Lhotse are some of the highlights of the trek. Likewise, the village town of Namche Bazaar, which is a trade hub for both Tibetan and Sherpa traders, Lukla are some other high points of the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. Gokyo Peak (Ri) and Gokyo Lake are full of natural splendor as the trekkers will witness amazing beauty of the region in this short trek lasting for around 13 days.
The 13-day adventure package of the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek starts with a 30-minute scenic mountain flight from the capital city of Kathmandu, through the mountains, to Lukla Airport. Alternatively also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla Airport is one of the dangerous Airports in the world because of its altitude, location and the uneven topography. Lukla is the starting point of the Trek just like some other treks in the Everest region. From Lukla, your trek starts as you head towards the village of Phakding before reaching the popular village town of Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a business and trade hub for both Nepali and Tibetan traders. The Buddhist Gompa (monastery) in Tengboche and the Sherpa villages along the way are some of the highlights of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek.
Itinerary outline
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Trek to Phakding
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 04: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Trek to Dole via Khumjung
Day 06: Trek to Machhermo
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo
Day 08: Rest Day at Gokyo
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Ri, Back to Machhermo
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 11: Trek to Lukla
Day 12: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 13: Departure
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Day 01–Arrival in Kathmandu
Our representatives will be there at the Airport to receive and welcome you upon your arrival at the International Airport of Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to the hotel where you will be briefed in short about the itinerary package. The rest of the time, you will be spending at the hotel.

Day 02–Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding
After having breakfast in the morning, you will take 30 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu, through the mountains to the Tenzing- Hilary Airport at Lukla. Though the Airport is considered as one of the most dangerous airports in the world, flight to Lukla will be full of adventure and thrill. The real trekking then starts from Lukla when you start hiking from Lukla to the nearby village of Phakding. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Phakding.

Day 03–Trek to Namche Bazaar
The trail continues along the Dudh Koshi River before climbing up the way through Himalayan Pine and Deodar Cedar forests to make it to Namche Bazaar, the business and trading hub of Everest Region. Namche used to be and still is a crucial place for trade between the traders of Tibet and Nepal. Items like salt, dried meat and other consumable goods have been sold and bought in Namche over the years. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche.

Day 04– Rest day in Namche Bazaar
The fourth day is set aside for acclimatization in Namche as acclimatizing to the changing altitude and the environmental condition is very important during Everest trekking. A day of acclimatization and rest will prepare your body well for the upcoming challenge in the trekking. Trekking experts suggest to continue having mild walk rather than to stop completing in the name of rest. We will have casual walk through the busy market area of Namche and then talk with the local Sherpa people of Namche. If you feel like exploring more, you can even pay a brief visit to the Khumjung Village which offers one of the best views of Everest and other mountains.

Day 05: Trek to Dole via Khumjung:
Crossing the valleys along the rhododendron, juniper and coniferous grooves, we will walk past the meadows with lush green vegetation. Amusing ourselves with the views of yaks and sheep grazing on the green pasture field, we will cross the exquisite Khumjung Village inhabited by Sherpa before heading to Dole where we will be staying overnight.

Day 06: Trek to Machhermo:
On the sixth morning, we will have breakfast at the guesthouse and then head towards Machhermo. Crossing past several forests, and the local Sherpa settlement areas in Khumjung, we will notice the gradual rise in altitude as we climb up along the side of the valley to make it to Machhermo which is also considered as the home of the mythical snowman called as Yeti. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Gokyo:
Climbing uphill about 300 meters we will eventually enter the beautiful Gokyo Valley. Gokyo Valley is an amazing place full with natural beauty and it has attracted large number of tourists who come trekking in Everest. Crossing past several small glacier lakes, we will advance further to the amazing Gokyo Valley. Located to the base of Gokyo Peak (Ri), Gokyo boasts one of the greatest views of Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas. Overnight stay at a tented camp in Gokyo.

Day 08: Rest Day in Gokyo:
We will spend the next day in Gokyo, enjoying the beautiful lake and the mountain views and also acclimatizing to the changing altitude and the climactic condition. A day of rest will help us rejuvenate our physical strength and prepare for the upcoming trek. A short hike in Gokyo Valley can be arranged to explore more beauty of Gokyo. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Ri, Back to Machhermo
The following day, we will climb Gokyo Ri or the Gokyo Peak located at an altitude of 5357 meters in height. From the top of Gokyo Ri, you can have mesmerizing views of the mountain peaks like the Mount Everest, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Makalu and Lhotse. After spending some time at the top of Gokyo Peak, you will then lower down to Machhermo located at 4470m height where you will be staying overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar
About 5 hrs of easy trekking down the hill through few Highland Villages inhabited by local Sherpas will take us to the popular village town of Namche Bazaar. You will rest for the rest of the day in Namche at a guesthouse.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla
7 hours of downhill trek will be enough to take us to Lukla where we will be staying overnight in a hotel as we prepare ourselves to board a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.

Day 12: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
30-minutes of amazing mountain flight will finally lead us to the domestic airport in Kathmandu from where we will head towards our hotel. The free time can be utilized by visiting Thamel, tourist hub of Kathmandu, to buy the souvenirs. A dinner will be hosted in the evening to mark the conclusion of successful Gokyo Lake Trek.

Day 13: Departure
On the last day of the itinerary, you will be transferred to the International Airport in Kathmandu from where you can take a flight back to your country or to next desired destination.
Costs included in the price:
  1. Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
  2. Accommodation in Kathmandu (for two nights) as mentioned in the appropriate itinerary.
  3. Guided city tours (if applicable by private car / van / bus)- depending on the number of tourists.
  4. All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  5. Local licensed English and other language speaking guides. (We have guides for different language including Russian, etc.)
  6. Local staffs and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  7. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staffs
  8. Domestic airfares (Kathmandu to Lukla) including taxes during trekking itinerary.
  9. Land transfers during trekking itinerary
  10. Inclusive of government tax. 
  11. Official expenses
  12. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
  13. Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.
Costs excluded in the price:
  1. All meals (lunch and dinner) in City or the Capital.
  2. Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  3. International airfares and airport departure tax
  4. Visa fees
  5. Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry
  6. Personal trekking equipments
  7. Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Note: Tipping is expected)
  8. Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees
  9. Any others expenses which are not mentioned in above section.
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Trips Facts

Trip Duration: 13 Days

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Daily Walking Hour: 4 hours

Destination: Lukla

Max Altitude : 5,360m/at Gokyo Peak

Seasons: Sept - Nov and Mar - May

Trip Starting Point : Namche Bazaar

Trip Ending Point : Lukla

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