Gokyo Lake Trekking
| TRIP CODE: ETGL01
|| DURATION: 15 Days
| DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Medium
|| MINIMUM ALTITUDE: (1,345 m/4,412 ft)
| BEST SEASON: March-May & Sept.-Dec
|| MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: (5,357 m/17,571 ft)
Gokyo Lake is adventurous trekking which takes you to the eyeful scene of Mt. Everest, world’s highest Himalaya. Gokyo Lake Trekking establishes a sense of self mad makes your journey meaningful. You are welcomed with an awesome view of four 8000 m Himalayan values. Mt. Everest(8848 m), Lhotse(8516 m), Makalu(8463 m) and Cho Oyu (8201 m). Additionally, Gokyo Lake Trek passes through fragment juniper, rhododendron forest. Yak pastures and Ngozompa glaciers of Sagarmatha National Park.
Discovering such attractions will gain experience that helps in connection towards the natural world. Along with Gokyo Lake Trekking, this trial is for an inner journey towards the connection of human to the natural Himalayas. It offers to change from a different perspective. Similarly, you can also get time to immerse in the cultures and traditions of Sherpa people. Gokyo Trekking trials encounter many Buddhist monasteries on the way which is the symbol of an inner journey.
Please arrive by 10:15 AM for a prompt departure at 10:30 AM.
Approximately 6:00 PM.
Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport) (1,345 m/4,412 ft) (A)
After landing in Kathmandu, our office representative will take you from airport to the hotel. You can rest for a while and evening meet up with Ecofriendly team in evening.
Day 02: Pre-trip meeting and trek preparation. Overnight at hotel (A, B)
Today in the pre- trip meeting, you will meet your trekking guide and other persons attached with your trek. You will be provided a short briefing about our conscious journey to Gokyo Lake Trekking. You can ask if you have any extra queries about the trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft), trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,699 ft), 3-4 hours trek:
Early morning we fly to Lukla and meet our remaining team there. During the flight you can enjoy various beautiful mountain ranges. Lukla is the trek starting point of every Everest destination. After reaching to Lukla, we trek 3-4 hours to reach Phakding that day.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft), 5-6 hours trek (A, B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will start our trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar through beautiful Khumbu villages. During the trek our main attractions include, pine forst, Dudh Koshi river etc. We enter Everest National Park today. Everest National Park preserves various species of floras and faunas. Namche Bazaar is also one of the major attractions as it probably is one of the biggest town of Everest region. You can enjoy the small yet beautiful market here. Overnight in Nmache Bazaar.
Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (A, B, L, D)
Today is the rest day to avoid high altitude problems during further trek. You can also hike up early morning to Sagarmatha National Park to enjoy the sunrise view including beautiful Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and so on. You might also observe Namche Bazaar which has small and beautiful market. We will visit the Hillary and Sherpa museum. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810 m/12,497 ft), 5-6 hours trek (A, B, L, D)
We start our trek to Phorse after our breakfast. We cross several downhills and uphills following the Gokyo trail. You can observe the mountain value of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Tawoche and Mt. Khumbila. We also pass through rhododendron forests during today’s trek. After 5-6 hours of the trek we will reach Phorse. Overnight in Phorse.
Day 07: Phorse Village to Machhermo (4,470 m/14,662 ft), 5-6 hours trek (A, B, L, D)
Today we trek through beautiful local settlements, forests, waterfalls and above Dudhkoshi River. After walking for 5-6 hours and passing through such beautiful landscapes we will reach Machhermo. Overnight in Machhermo.
Day 08: Machharmo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft), 5-6 hours trek:
Today we enjoy Dudh Koshi valley and various mountains during the trip. We cross Ngozamba glacier and explore beautiful Dudh Pokhari. After all these 5-6 hours of uphill and downhill, we reach Gokyo. Overnight in Gokyo.
Day 09: Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m/17,571 ft) and visit fifth lakes, 5-6 hours trek (A, B, L, D)
This day, we will spend exploring the Gokyo valley. If the weather is supportive, we will climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m). From the top of Gokyo Ri you will be able to view a himalayan ranges more beautifully. Today we will visit fourth and fifth lake. From there you will be able to view a astonishing view of Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Makalu (8463 m), Mt. Cho oyu (8201 m), Mt. Nuptse and Gyachung Kang. You will be able to observe the biggest glacier of the world i.e Ngazumpa Glacier. This destination has so much to make your trip memorable. Overnight in Gokyo.
Day 10: Gokyo to Dole, 3-4 hours trek (A, B, L, D)
We pass the Gokyo Lake and raise our steps to reach Dole. Different small peaks appear and disappear on our way. We cross Luza and Lhapharma villages and after some more walks we reach our today’s destination. Overnight in Dole.
Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazaar, 4-5 hours trek (A, B, L, D)
Today we trek downwards in order to reach Namche Bazaar. We cross forests, various waterfalls and rivers during today’s trek. We rest for a while in Namche army camp hill to enjoy the little part of Mt. Everest along with Mt. Lhotse and Tengboche for the last time of this trip. And we will again head for Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla, 6-8 hours trek (A, B, L, D)
Today we will go mostly downhill to reach Lukla. We will walk enjoying the view and sound of Dudh Koshi River during our trek. Today is the last day of our trek so you can enjoy the each last moment of you in Nepal Himalayas today. We pass through few monasteries and bridges to reach Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu (A, B, L)
Today we will early fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You can rest for some time and make a final preparation for your departure tomorrow. You can also do some shopping as today will be the last day of you in Nepal.
Day 14: Spare Day (A, B)
Today we keep spare day for you to rest as you might feel too tired. After rest, you can make a final preparation for your departure tomorrow from Nepal. You can also do some shoppings in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Final departure (B)
Your day in Nepal ends today. A member of Ecofriendly team will leave you up to airport 3 hours before your flight duration.