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Gokyo lake Trekking

Gokyo lake  trekking is best alternative trek to Everest Base Camp as it offers abundant sceneries and thrilling experience not less than the traditional Everest Base Camp trek. Astounding sight of 8000m plus mountains, Nepal’s largest glacier Ngozumpa, icebergs, and, crossing high passes make your journey rewarding. Finally, just above the moraine you see the crystal clear lakes.. Gokyo Lake trekking provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyanchung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholaste and Tawachee.

Gokyo Lake trekking begins from Lukla, which embracing the charming sight of Dudh Koshi River enriched with green vegetation in its shore. Walking through Sagarmatha National Park that dwells the tall and slight pine trees and blossoming rhododendron of wide ranges colors supplements breathtaking views to your eyes. In all things of trekking, assimilation with local people provides deepen knowledge of way of life of local people and observe the sociocultural aspect of Himalaya people.

If you aspire to enjoy the beauty of Himalaya in peaceful heavenly vicinity, the Gokyo Lake trekking is an excellent opportunity. Situated in western part of Khumbu region inside of Sagarmatha National Park at an elevation of 4700-5000 meters from sea level, Gokyo valley displays an eye catching landscape of wide-ranging green pasturing meadows, crystal clear lakes with fresh water in high altitudes, and rustic life of indigenous but legendary Sherpa People who are expert in mountaineering and trekking guide. Waking in Everest Base Camp trial for two- three days gives us immense delights to encounter with fellow trekkers who are heading to EBC and Kala Patthar Trekking then we follow another picturesque route from Namche Bazaar to Phorste Tanga.

Along with awestruck natural beauty Gokyo Lake Trekking is demanding as we have to walk in steep moraine, cross the high passes like Gokyo ri and passing through narrow ravines, but when we accomplish it, we add an adventurous chapter in our book of life. Splendid landscape of Gokyo Valley which is surrounded by sacred Mt. Kyojo ri and exhibits its unique stone walled houses and come across Yaks and Sheep grazing in boundless green meadows tempts us.  The ponds and lakes like Dudh Pokahari, Gokyo and associated six lakes namely Gokyo Cho, Thonak Cho, Gyazumpa Cho, Tnajung Cho, Ngojumba Cho and Longpanga Cco, with pristine, crystal clear water are the most exciting destination to visit.

“Have Wonderfull Gokyo Lake Trekking”

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal (1340M)

Our Real Adventure representative welcomes you in Kathmandu airport and helps you check in Hotel heart of Kathmandu. Today we will have rest in the hotel to recover jet log, and to freshen. Overnight: 3 Star Hotel Meal: No

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu city tour

Kathmandu city is ranked as 19th best tourist destination by TripAdvisor, also known as city of Temple and, it houses seven UNESCO listed heritages, diverse culture that exhibits varieties of ancient as well as modern culture. Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar (royal palace) Squares, Boudhhnath, Pashupatinath, Syambhunath (Monkey Temple), Golden Temple, Chagunayaran and other temples and Stupa are major attraction of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath situated in bank of Baghmati river is a holy pilgrimage of Hindus a and Syambhunath is jam-packed with Buddhists pilgrimages and the people as this hill top provides beautiful view of Kathmandu valley . Boudhhanath falls under one of the largest Stupa of world. Ancient architectures f these sites is very beautifully decorated. Overnight: 3 Star Hotel Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phadking (2700m)

A forty minutes short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport offers the beautiful scenery of mountain picks that is foretaste of what you will see while trekking as it flies over the snow covered peaks and green valleys. Our crew member will welcome you in Lukla Airport, make better preparation and the trek start from there. We walk on the route that goes downhill to Cheplung village, a perfect place to enjoy majestic view of a sacred peak Mt.Khumbila and gradually we walk to Phakdin for overnight stay. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight: Guest House

Day 04: Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m)

Walking upward with soothing sound of pine forest, alongside Dudh Koshi River, the trail geos up to beautiful Benker Valley, which is famous for Chumoa agriculture farm. After Chumoa we ascend to Monjo village, a gateway to Sagarmatha National Park (1,148sq km, established in 1976).Taking way up via banks of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers we reach to Jorsale village. Uphill trek along a steep slope route with view of Mt. Everest and range of Nuptse reaches to entrance of Namche Bazaar, a scenic town in higher altitude for an overnight stay. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight: Guest House

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche (3420)

In Namche bazaar we can enjoy city life to some extend as it houses ATM booths, furnished hotels, restaurants and tea/coffee houses and, we can indulge maples of tourist activities to seize the moment. Hiking to Everest View hotel is mostly chosen option where we can enjoy cool and cloudless sunrise over the mountain peaks like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Konde and few others. If it interests you, you can trek to Khumjung Village to observe the monastery that has ostensible Yeti scalp and the school built by Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight: Guest House

Day 06: Namche to Phortse Thanga (3500m)

Today we will follow the road from west part of Namche Bazar passing through agriculture farm alongside of stone wall until we reach to Khumjung. From Khumjung we meet the junction that divides roads to Tengboche and Mong. Instead of EBC trail we catch left trail and descend towards Mong. Mong is the birth place of Saint Lama Sanga Dorje, the reincarnation of the lama of Rongbuk Monastery, who is believed to pioneer Buddhism in Khumbu region, and this beautiful hamlet dwells large white Chorten beautified by praying flags. In Mong catch the glimpse glimpse of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila mountains. After Mong, a short downhill takes us to Phortse Thanga,.Phortse Tanga is villages situated on foothill with enchanting view of snow peaks. Overnight in Phortse Tnaga. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight: Guest House

Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Dole (4200m)

Today we walk following upper trek from Phortse via forest of rhododendron and birch trees via abandoned Dole National Park. If luck is on your side, you catch the glimpse of dusk deer and pheasants and cross some streams and waterfalls until you reach smooth road close to Dole. On the way we pass through green grasslands we cross Tongba (3950m) and Gyele (3960m) villages. Overnight in Dole. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight: Guest House

Day 08: Dole to Machhermo (4410m)

We continue upward trek alongside of Chorten and Yeti Lodge and clime on ridge of Dudh Koshi river until we reach to Lafarma,a flat village with some tea houses and guest houses. After Lafarma we ascend to Luza village from where we see the spectacular view of mountain peaks and there is one Chorten. A short walk beside Dudh Koshi River takes us to Marchhermo. In Marchhermo we can visit the Machermo Rescue Post that is set up to provide medical assistance and orientation on safety and health. Overnight in Marchhermo. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight: Guest House

Day 09: Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m)

Today we will ascend about elevation of 340m via steep hill out of Marchchermo with views of the Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains, until we reach to Phangga(4480m), a village reconstructed in 1990 after deadly avalanches that claimed life of Japanese tourist an local people. From Phanga we hike up on sloppy road with snow stairs, away from Dudh Koshi River and Dudh Koshi Valley. Following the narrow ridge with the slant view of Ngozumpa Glacier we enter into Glacial valley with lakes. First we will visit Longpongo, then Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari on the way to Gokyo. The lakes are pristine with turquoise water and religious significance for Hindus and Buddhists. Overnight in Gokyo. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight: Guest House

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Gokyo

Acclimatization is Gokyo is worth spending as in provides ample of activities to do. We can trek to Gokyo Ri Pass from where we adore panoramic view of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu and scenery of Gokyo Lake. We can also hike to fourth and fifth lake via Cho Yo pass to Cho Yo Basecamp is another option to have thrilling experience and to have close look of Ngazumpa Glacier ,the biggest glacier the world. Besides that hanging around Gokyo also provides us a chance to visit Sherpa art gallery shops, world's highest book store and to enjoy delicious food in local lodges and eateries. Another 10 minutes down from Gokyo take us to third lake to enjoy views of surrounding mountains, and Cho Oyu in the distance . Short climb to hilltop called Scoundrel's Viewpoint nearby Gokyo is easier option to scan the view of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. Overnight in Gokyo. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight: Guest House

Day 11: Gokyo to Phortse

After triumphant accomplishment of Gokyo Lakes, today we walk back way to Phorste via same route that we ascended to Gokyo . Climbing across the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier to Na (4400m) and making afew ups and downs the trail enters Phortse. We have another alternative way on the other side of the Dudh Kosi passing the villages of Thare, Thore, & Gyengyo, however it is more dangerous as it exposed, and much narrower. Overnight in Phorste Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight: Guest House

Day 12: Phortse to Namche Bazaar

A uphill walk from Phorste leads us to with viewof Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila mountains. Scanning your eyes on Chorten, beautiful village we descend to Khumjung. After Khumjung we walk across agriculture farm and enter into Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight: Guest House

Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Returning back from Namche Bazaar to Luka excites you as much as it did when climbing up. Today we will walk besides Dudh Koshi River, crossing several suspension bridges and bidding farewell to various settlements. As it is the last day of your trek please make best of the way and feel free to enjoy the moment that you missed while moving uphill. Overnight in Lukla. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Overnight: Guest House

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla

Today we take earlier flight to Kathmandu. If weather is clear we will enjoy Mountain View. Finally we are in city to respite, and freshen up after adventurous trekking. Overnight in Hotel. Meal: Breakfast Overnight: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 15: Leasure day in Kathmandu

We allow a day leisure time in Kathmandu in case of missing flight from Lukla to Kathmandu due to worst weather .Of course one day sightseeing is not sufficient to visit the places in Kathmanu valley, today we will visit the places that we could not go last time. Visitng Bhaktapur Durbar Square is best stopover today. Bhaktapur durbar is historical place, with palaces, monuments that depicts ancient arts and architectures and displays the culture of indigenous Newar people. In additional roaming around Thamel, a tourist hub, the traffic and horn free shopping destination is best option in evening. Evening we will have dinner in typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural show. Overnight in Hotel. Meal: Breakfast & Dinner Overnight: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 16: Final Departure

We conclude our journey today. Our representative from Real Adventure will help you drop in Kathmandu airport and bid adieu. Meal: Breakfast

Cost Includes
  • Transportation to and from Kathmandu by air or road as per itinerary.
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • Accommodation in tea house or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at 3-4 star hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Kathmandu City Tour with an Experienced Tour Guide ( Kathmandu , Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur) depends on your time frame.
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).
  • Airport transfers
Cost Excludes
  • International airfares
  • International Airport Departure Tax
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Airport departure tax to be paid in rupees on your departure 1760 rupees
  • entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu .
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities

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Trip Facts

  • Duration:16 Days
  • Grade:Moderate
  • Rating:Best
  • Region:Gokyo lake trek
  • Trip:Everest Region Trek
  • Activity:Gokyo lake trek, Everest trekking, Everest region trek
  • Max.Altitude:4,700–5,000 m (15,400–16,400 ft) ft.

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