Destination: Nepal Best Time: March-May & Sept-Dec
Trip Grade: Moderate Total Duration: 15 days
Max Elevation: 5,360 m
Everest Gokyo – Trek is one of the most venturesome tour packages taking place in the Khumbu region. The entire trail covers the beautiful scenery of the Himalayas in the first place likewise in the second see the impressive Holy Lakes of Gokyo.
Khumbu region is the home of the Sherpa people so you will definitely be overwhelmed by the warm hospitality offered by the local people. It ultimately is the most spectacular route in the Everest Region. The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek correspondingly avoids the regular trekking trail and takes you through a less-traveled trail.
The trek combines the best appearance of the Khumbu. It begins right after a (35mins) dramatic flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport of Lukla. On the way, you get to visit the famous Khumbu villages and settlements. Then the trek is further headed to Namche Bazar via Phakding passing the Dudh Koshi River. The trail passes through some rugged landscapes and off-beaten paths through Namche, Dole, Machhermo, and eventually onto the Gokyo Lake.
The journey is accompanied by excellent views of the Himalayas. An eyeful view of the Mt. Everest at close range together with other mountains like Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake is just spectacular.
Major highlights of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek:
- The tough yet breathtaking trail below the mythical surreal peaks.
- It offers a chance to create wonderful memories around the foothills of the Highest Himalayas.
- Explore the high mountain wilderness, taking into the peaceful Gokyo Valley and further to the main Everest trails.
- One of the classic treks with the additional challenge of reaching Gokyo Lake.
- View of Everest region including Mt.Everest.
- Hike up to the largest glacier in the Himalayas, Ngozumpa Glacier.
- Ascend up to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) for excellent views of Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu
How Difficult Is Gokyo Lake Trek?
Talking about the difficulty in Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, then it is moderately difficult. That is to say neither too easy nor too difficult. You have to be aware of good shape and better stamina as you will have to walk 5/6 hrs on a daily basis excluding the acclimatization day. However, the best view comes right after overcoming some difficulties.
You will be staying at elevations higher than 3,500m so as a result, the altitude might create a few problems. Likewise, as you proceed higher than 5,000m there is a probability of altitude sickness as well due to less air pressure and oxygen level. So if you are planning to go on this trek you should be aware of the difficulties and the challenges that might come your way. And walking through some difficult trails might be hectic at times.
Lastly, the ever-changing weather can add a few difficulties. In short, it might be quite challenging for beginners. Moreover, the trek definitely is possible to do taking a few factors into consideration reducing the trek difficulty and travel hassle-free. If you have the willpower and dedication then such difficulty shouldn’t be a problem stopping you from capturing all these breathtaking views nature has offered.
The Everest Sherpa Adventure team is always here to provide you with the best of the best services with 20 years of long experience. Our experienced guides, who are trained Sherpas from the Himalayan region, have your comfort and enjoyment in mind. The trekkers’ needs are our priority, and making this a wonderful experience for everyone is our main aim.
Day 01 – Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Day 02 – Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03 – Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) Duration: 3 hours
Day 04 – Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 6 hours
Day 05 –Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar explore Hiking up to Everest view hotel to see Mt: Everest
Day 06 – Namche to Dole (4200m/13776ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 07 – Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 08 – Rest day in Machhermo Explore there over Night at tea house.
Day 09 – Machhermo to Gokyo 5hr (alt 4790m) over Night at tea house.
Day 10 – Early in the morning Hiking up to Gokyo peak 3hr alt(5360m) from there you we will see an excellent view of Mt: Everest & Makalu & back down to Gokyo, trek to down Dole over Night at tea house.
Day 11 – Dole to Khumjung Village 6hr alt (3780m) over Night at tea house.
Day 12 – Khumjung to Manjo 5hr, alt (2835m) over Night at tea house
Day 13 – Monjo to Lukla 5hr alt (2840m) overnight at tea house.
Day 14 – Early in the Morning fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu overnight at Hotel.
Day 15 – Final Departure
ALTITUDE PROFILE OF EVEREST GOKYO LAKE TREK:
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the Everest base camp trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
- Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
- All government and local taxes
- Nepalese visa fee
- Excess baggage charge(s)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- International flights
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)