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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

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Everest Gokyo Trekking is known as very traditional trekking which gives the trekkers magnificent views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier which is the largest in Nepal's Himalayas. This is one of the most adventurous treks in the  Everest Himalayas, It follows the route via high pass of Cho La at 5,330m into the Base Camp of Mt. Everest. Passing through the home of the legendary Sherpa People, based at the foothills on the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest at 8,848m through the Dudh Koshi to its source the Gokyo Lake which is to the west of the Everest Base Camp. A unique trek that goes through Lukla, Namche bazaar and all way to Gokyo, Chola Pass, Kalapatter and Everest Base Camp.

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Everest Gokyo trekking, which takes us past many monasteries and gives us the wonderful view of Everest and other snow towering mountains get closer is the best experience one could have in these treks. Our next stop will be Namche where we will allow us to explore the region and acclimatize. Then a trek to Everest Gokyo(5,483 meters), and a leisure return to the Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu. Everest Gokyo trekking is best done in the beginning of March to end of May and beginning of September to end of December. However, you can make amend as per your desire or your holidays.
 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Massive view of Ngozumpa glacier
  • Experience culture & lifestyle of Sherpa People
  • Climbing Gokyo Ri at the elevation of 5,483 meters.
  • Majestic views of the Himalaya from Gokyo Ri including Everest, Cho Oyu and Makalu.
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla.
  • Sightseeing of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuwan Airport (1300 m).
  • Day 2 : Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley.(1,300m)
  • Day 3 : Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) trek to Phakding (2,610 m) 3 hrs.
  • Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 5 : Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.
  • Day 6 : Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680m) 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 7 : Trek to Gokyo (4,790m). 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 8 : Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483m) and then Back to Gokyo. 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 9 : Trek to Thangna (4,500m) 4/5 hrs.
  • Day 10 : Cross Cho La pass (5,300m) trek to Dzongla (4,710m) 7/8 hrs.
  • Day 11 : Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hrs.
  • Day 12 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365m) then back to Gorak shep, 7/8 hrs.
  • Day 13 : Hike up to Kalapattar (5,455 m) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4,200 meters). 7-8 hrs.
  • Day 14 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 meters) 6/7 hrs.
  • Day 15 : Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 16 : Fly to Kathmandu.
  • Day 17 : Transfer to Tribhuwan airport for your final departure.

Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuwan Airport (1300 m).

Arrival at Tribhuwan international airport.Himalayan Excursion Nepal's representatives will meet you at the airport and transfer to hotel nearby Thamel.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1300
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 : Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley.(1,300m)

Today, After morning breakfast you will introduce your trekking guide and you can ask a question about your trekking which includes briefing and preparations for the trip. After final briefing in remaining time you can do sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Budhanath we visit Pashupatinath which is the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. In Pashupatinath we can see Hindu holy men (sadhus) mediating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally  funeral pyres burning on the sides of river Bagmati. We also visit Swyambhunath which is also called monkey temple. 
 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1300
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) trek to Phakding (2,610 m) 3 hrs.

At early morning our Guide will pick up you from hotel and transfer to Tribhwan Airport. After 35 minute scenic flight we reach at Lukla Airport (2,804 m). After arrival at the airport guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding at 2,610 meters. After landing at Lukla airport we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi river where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550m) it is a short walk to Phakding.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 3
  • Max. Altitude: 2,804 m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) 5/6 hrs.

Today, we continue our trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar is known as the Gateway to Everest which is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, Money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 3,441m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day.

In order to acclimatization, we will spend a day here and adjust to the thinning of the air. As well as a short trek to a museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people to visit. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport, and around Everest view hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise or sunset over the panorama of the Khumbu Peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680m) 5/6 hrs.

Today,our trail climbs out of valley through Rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking beautiful in spring. The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. The views of Khumbi la and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 3,680m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Trek to Gokyo (4,790m). 5/6 hrs.

Today, The trails climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho-Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. We will reach at Machherma by early noon. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 4,790m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,483m) and then Back to Gokyo. 5/6 hrs.

Today, At early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo ri at elevation of 5483 meters, ample to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as a giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu nad Gychung Kang can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. Today we have for acclimatization and after-noon back to the camp. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 5,483m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Trek to Thangna (4,500m) 4/5 hrs.

Gokyo Ri is the highlight of this trip.Early morning, we hike up to the Gokyo Ri. Climbing to Gokyo Ri is obviously strenuous as it is steep up and takes 3 to hours to rach the top. But even from the trial scenery of Gokyo village on the edge of third lake overlooked by Cholatse and the broad Nogzumpa Glacier are mind blowing. We feel like we are surrounded by panoramic mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu,Lhotse,Everest, Changtse and Pumori. Light of Sunrays kissing the Everest that towers over all surrounding peaks is unlike from Kala Patthar. Our Gokyo Ri visit will be unforgettable life time memories. we trek down to Gokyo. Upon breakfst we trek to Thaknak for overnight scaling by the second lakes and the Ngozumba Glacier. Overnight at Thangna with BLD basis.
 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 4-5
  • Max. Altitude: 4,500m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Cross Cho La pass (5,300m) trek to Dzongla (4,710m) 7/8 hrs.

Today, At Early morning before sunrise we have to start our trek and reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will disturb our journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5300 meters we could be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. We start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent views, then we descend to the Dzongla at noon. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 7-8
  • Max. Altitude: 5,300m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) 4/5 hrs.

Today's walk will be little bit shorter. Thus, we would get more time to observe and relax. we climb down from Dzongla and cross a bridge and then transverse through grassy trail, enjoying the view of Lobuche peak we stretch up eventually through a ridge. Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku Taboche are seen looming prominently. Curving round through the wide gravelly river bed, we will ba t Lobuche. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 4-5
  • Max. Altitude: 4,910m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,365m) then back to Gorak shep, 7/8 hrs.

Today's trek is quite difficult along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base camp at 5,365 meters. The closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu icefall from Base cmap is spectacular. We return back to Gorak shep for the night. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 7-8
  • Max. Altitude: 5,365m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Hike up to Kalapattar (5,455 m) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4,200 meters). 7-8 hrs.

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala pattar,a small peak at 5555 meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants,Nuptse,pumori,Chagatse,Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak shep, a tiny hamlet at 5,180 meters then trek down to Periche. Overnight at Guesthouse with BLD basis.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 7-8
  • Max. Altitude: 5,455 m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 meters) 6/7 hrs.

Today, From Periche we take a slightly different route down to Orsho then to Pangboche village. Here we can see the oldest monastery in the region which contiains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a Yeti, or abominable snowmanthe at elevation of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441 meters. We arrive back into Namche Bazaar in the afternoon. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Max. Altitude: 3,441m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15 : Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) 5/6 hrs.

Finally, we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town. 
 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 2,804 m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16 : Fly to Kathmandu.

Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains.We will reach Kathmandu after 35 minute's scenic flight. After arrival you will transfer to hotel. You can take rest in hotel. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 17 : Transfer to Tribhuwan airport for your final departure.

Today's our company representatives will drop you to the international airport for your onwards destination.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized as your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Customize My Trip

What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3 Nights twin sharing hotel accomodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis.
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • Professional English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Best available lodge/Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • License holder english speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, Equipment, Medicine & Insurance for all staff
  • Everest National Park Necessary entry permit fees & traveler TIMS card.
  • Himalayan Excursion Nepal provide sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary pick up drop by toursit vehicle
  • All government & local taxes
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu,(15 kg luggage per person is allowed).

What's not included

  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month. (bring accurate USD cash & two pp size photo).
  • Lunch & dinner in kathmandu & pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early from mountain or late departure.
  • Temple & monastries entry fees in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation.
  • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu & during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff & driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) and Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
Everest Gokyo lake trek is suitable for any kind of person who is moderately fit, no previous experience is required. To  condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.
Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying Himalayan  Excursion Nepal sign board outside the airpot terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.
 
 
Best season for trekking is usally March-April and October-November but
Everest Gokyo lake trek can be done in February,June,April,May and December as well.
Weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict.At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm.The temperature could be as high as 25 degree celsius to -20 degree celsius low.
 
During trek guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner,But they have facility of hitting the dinning area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 2 to USD 5 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse.
 
Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service.we provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops. We book flight ticket through Tara Air, Goma Air and Nepal Airlines air for the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa.
 
There are landline telephone in some village along the trekking routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.
In the cities, off course yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also you have exchange the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.
 
Generally, in kathmandu you can allocate USD 15-20 for lunch and dinner.During trekking USD 10 to 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water,chocolates,biscuits,pay for the hot shower and a few drinks.
 
Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so its better to bring power bank or spare batteries.
There are many restaurant available in Kathmandu city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in trekking route most teahouses.On the menu you may find noodles soup,steam mo:mo,daal bhat, green salad, finger chips,eggs,potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea,coffee,hot lemon,hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch , dinner will be at a lodge.
Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides,porters,accomodation and food.Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangments accordingly.

If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible where as if you were in group then this group the option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.
 
Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude is not safe for the stomach.
Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.
Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
 
Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters.The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvment with your guide.
Cancellation notice is required, minimum of 25 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the trip shall then be termed as cancelled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.Click here
Duration
18 days
Price Start From
USD 1200

Trip Info

Trip Code: HEN/TAH-01
Grade: Moderate grading info
Best Month of the Year : Mar-May & Sep-Dec
No. of Person : Min. 1 pax
Hotel Accommodation : Hotel & Lodge
Trek Type : Tea house
Maximum Elevation : 5,455M.
Average hours of walking per day : 5-6 hours
Destination: : Nepal

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