Everest Gokyo Lake Trek – 14 days

Visit this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom and explore its peaceful, challenging and unspoiled trails and landscape.
Trip Code : DH/ER-01
Duration : 14 days

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Exploring large Khunjung Village and their unique culture and tradition.
  • Visitmajor world heritage sites of Kathmandu.
  • Splendid views of Mt. Makalu and Lhotse form Gokyo
  • Ngozumpa Glacier and Gokyo Lake
  • DudhKoshi River, Bhote-Koshi River
  • View of Mt. Everest,Gokyo Ri, AmaDablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Thamserku, Kangde, Cho Oyu, and its neighboring mountains

Trip Information

During the Everest Gokyo Lake trek, you will get outstanding views of bewildering mountain scenes and discover the lifestyle of the legendary Sherpa people, and their unique culture and tradition. The trek takes you to the beautiful environment of the Gokyo Lake with the mesmerizing panoramas of Everest and its neighboring mountains. Gokyo Ri which is situated at the height of 5,340 m will be our high point of the trek with exciting views of the Himalayas with Mt. Everest as well. We’ll walk towards the tremendous Himalayan scenery with exalted peaks that include Mt. AmaDablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Thamserku, Kangde, and many others. The Sherpa are considered as the famous high mountain people that follow the customary way of life. The occasional sighting in these areas includes different wildlife such as Musk Deer, Blue Sheep and if you are lucky the elusive Snow Leopard.
The Everest Gokyo Lake trek starts after your arrival in Kathmandu. We begin our trekking with different exciting views of the valley that offers a glimpse of its world heritage sites and different settlements. After the flight towards Lukla, we walk through a Sherpa village that lies in the mountain region. You’ll notice the unique culture and tradition of the Sherpa people in the village. The trek follows the trail through a steep river valley to Namche Bazaar which is the gateway to the Khumbu region. This region is located in a natural area that gives you exciting views of the valley and the surrounding mountains. After resting in Namche Bazaar, we move towards the villages of Kunde and Khumjung. We follow the route of the Gokyo Valley through the trail of Dole and Machhermo. We will also get chances to explore Gokyo Ri and the beautiful Gokyo lake with its unique ecosystem. After a proper observation of the Gokyo region, we’ll again hike back towards Namche Bazaar and then to Lukla for a flight back towards Kathmandu.

Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, warm welcoming by our team and transfer to hotel(1300m).
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and preparation for next day trekking.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m) and trek to Phakding (2,652 m): 3-4 Hrs
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m): 5-6 Hrs
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4,038 m): 4-5 Hrs
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4,470 m): 5-6 Hrs
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4,800 m): 5-6 Hrs
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) and trek back to Machhermo: 5-6 Hrs
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5-6 Hrs
Day 11: Trek to Lukla(2800m): 6-7 Hrs
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 13: Rest day in Kathmandu and enjoy farewell dinner
Day 14: Final Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Pick up from Airport and drop to the hotel.
  • Hotel checkout and rest and relax.
  • Afternoon strolls in Tourist colorful market, Thamel downtown.
  • Enjoy welcome dinner.
  • Overnight in a hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing in the Kathmandu and preparation for trekking and other essential factors.

  • Morning breakfast
  • Visit major UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath stupa.
  • · Brief explanation about Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • ·  Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m) and trek to Phakding (2,652 m): 3-4 Hrs

  • Morning breakfast
  • Take a scenic flight to Lukla, and begins trekking from Lukla.
  • Gradually descends to Cheplung village
  • Enjoy a magnificent view of Mt. Khumbila.
  • Gradually descend until we reach Phakding.
  • Overnight in Phakding. 

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m): 5-6 Hrs

  • Morning breakfast
  • Continue trek through a pine forest and north up the Benkar valley.
  • Cross the beautiful Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages
  • Enter into the Everest National Park.
  • Cross a suspension bridge and pass Jorsale village.
  • Trek alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers.
  • Ascend steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar, the biggest town over that area.
  •  Overnight in Namche Bazaar. 

Day 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

  • Morning breakfast
  • At Namche Bazaar you can find ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market.
  • Trek Ascend to Sagarmatha National Park
  • Enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on.
  • Trek to Khumjung village and visit the Hillary School and a monastery.
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 6: Trek to Dole (4,110 m)

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • Continue our trek through the trail of steep roads, pass through PhortseTenga and climb towards Dole.
  • Observe beautiful rhododendron and birch forests in the way.
  • Overnight in Dole.

Day 7: Trek to Machhermo (4,470 m): 5-6 Hrs

  • Morning breakfast
  • Begin trek towards Machhermo
  • Cross small and thorny bushes
  • Enjoy excellent views of Cho Oyu while going back down to the valley with awesome peaks including Kantega and Thamserku
  • Overnight in Machhermo.

Day 8: Trek to Gokyo (4,800 m): 5-6 Hrs

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • Descend down towards Gokyo
  • Pass through the path of Pangka and the melt-water Rivers
  • Visit the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier.
  • Climb steep rocky trail into the valley by the side of the glacier.
  • Overnight in Gokyo.

Day 9: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) and trek back to Machhermo: 5-6 Hrs

  • Morning breakfast
  • Visit Gokyo Ri
  • Trek steep path towards the hillside.
  • enjoy exciting views of Mt. Everest, Cho-you, Lhotse and Makalu.
  • Have lunch,
  • Trek back to the village of Machhermo.
  • Overnight in Machhermo.

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar: 5-6 Hrs

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek towards Namche Bazaar.
  • The trail goes down to Dole and starts with the steep roads to PhotseTenga.
  • Pass through Rhododendron forests and reach Namche Bazaar.
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 11: Trek to Lukla 6 to7 Hrs

  • Morning breakfast
  • Trek back to Lukla from Namche Bazaar through the rocky terrain.
  • Trek downhill alongside the Dudh Koshi River.
  • Cross several beautiful suspension bridges
  • Explore the several monasteries and village and reach Lukla.
  • Overnight in Lukla.

Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu

  • Morning breakfast
  • Take a morning flight to Kathmandu
  • Enjoy splendid mountain views during the flight.
  • Take a rest and enjoy with the images which were captured during the trek.
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Rest day in Kathmandu and farewell dinner

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • You can visit world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.
  • You can do some souvenir shopping in the vibrant Thamel, if you want.
  • Enjoy farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
  • Overnight at hotel.

Day 14: Final Departure

  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Airport transfer 3 hours before departure

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