Gokyo Lake Trekking

Trip Highlights

“full of thrills and excitement throughout this trip, from traditional villages, green hills, pristine forest, amazing landscapes and high mountains with panoramic views of world’s highest Mt. Everest at 8,848 m, from Gokyo Ri,
visiting villages and monasteries enrich with old culture, customs are the main attraction and highlights of this trek and the warm hospitality of the highlanders The Sherpa of Himalaya”

Overview

This fascinating Gokyo Lake Trekking is one of the favorite trekking destinations for adventure lover.  The Very famous Everest Explorer Eddie Max said that Everest region is filled with mountains. But this is a place even god makes desire to stay on. Moreover, exploring  lakes and viewing the Mount Everest from different angle would make worth visiting to Gokyo Lake Trekking. Trexmount Ventures knitted the itinerary in a way to includes all possibilities features to enjoy and experience maximum.

Gokyo Lake Trekking starts after the scenic flight to Lukla. Following Dudh Kosi River valley and passing through Sherpa villages, monastery, stupa and mani wall. The beauty of Himalayan sight will amaze you right from the beginning of your hike. The highlander atmosphere  shinning into sense from contrasting backdrop of snow-capped peaks and cool wilderness of surrounding. Monjo is a gateway of Sagarmatha National Park where all TIMS and park permits are checked and recorded. The very famous shopping town Namche Bazaar is situated into the lap of Khumbi La Mountain.

Namche Bazaar holds busy Saturday market. It is lovely place where you find ATMs, banks, post office, Internet cafes as well as delightful array of restaurants and bakeries. Trexmount Ventures has set the plan to acclimatize in Namche Bazaar. We will make side trip to explore Sherpa villages, National park Museum, glorious view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam and  scenic sights of surrounding. Gokyo Lake Trekking won’t complete without visiting a very famous spiritual Tengboche Monastery. Hike through lush vegetation to the barren terrain heading towards Gokyo Lake through Magnificent Gokyo Valley.

The Trekking into Gokyo Valley finds remarkable place with very alluring and stupendous experience. The blue turquoise lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains and tranquil hamlet of Sherpa people are making a place of wonder. The heavenly made atmosphere from blue lake and spectacular surrounding will make bliss your visit. Visiting to Gokyo Ri is making your dreamed comes true from stunning sights. The 360 degree view of splendid Himalayan range including Mount Everest, Cho-ou and shinning Lakes together with  biggest Glaciers Nagjumpa. Our return journey makes a long descent towards Namche Bazaar and then on the same route to Lukla for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary


  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Free day for Trek preparation.

  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,886m-9,468 ft) & trek to Phakding (2,640m-8,661 ft) – 04 hrs.

  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m-11,286 ft) – 06 hrs.

  • Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

  • Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,867 m-12,687 ft) – 05hrs.

  • Day 07: Trek to Dole (4,200m-13,780 ft) – 06 hrs.

  • Day 08: Trek to Machermo (4,410m-14,468 ft) – 03 hrs.

  • Day 09: Trek to Gokyo (4,760m-15,616 ft) – 04 hrs.

  • Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri at 5,330-17,487 ft m trek to Machermo (4,410m-14,468 ft) – 07 hrs.

  • Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m-11,286 ft) – 07 hrs.

  • Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,860 m-9,383 ft) – 07 hrs.

  • Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

  • Day 14: Free day In Kathmandu.

  • Day 15: Departure from Nepal.

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Detail Itinerary


  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

    Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will conduct a pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meeting will covers trip related information & the collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance copy).

  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Free day for Trek preparation.

    Breakfast, free day for trek preparation. You can do your own activities OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting fascinating world heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as Hindus holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,886m-9,468 ft) & trek to Phakding (2,640m-8,661 ft) – 04 hrs.

    airport board in a small plane Dornier or Twin Otter, flight offers great views array of snow capped peaks with Mt. Everest as the plane touches down after 30 minutes of scenic flight to Lukla, a unique airstrip with a runway with uphill slope, Lukla airport at present named after legendry climber Tenzing & Hillary Airport. After spending some time here with meeting porter, We start the hiking to Phakding for overnight stop, the trek passes several villages and farm lands with great scenery of hills and valleys then finally reaching at Phakding village located by the Dudh Kosi (river). Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m-11,286 ft) – 06 hrs.

    We follow the valley in the beginning and heads uphill at above 3,440 meters high at Namche Bazaar, starting the morning with crossing few suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river, and then reaching at an entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. After checking the Park & Trekking tickets and permits, further walk leads on the bank of the river, then after the last high bridge an uphill walk for few hours all the way to Namche Bazaar, here we will have two nights in this large prosperous trading town –village as well the main centre and capital of Khumbu area with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with busy colorful interesting Saturday market.

  • Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

    An ideal and perfect place for rest day for acclimatization, We start after the breakfast to visit National park museum with great range of information about mountaineering, flora – fauna, Sherpa culture and religions, this scenic spot offers a grand panorama of high snow capped mountains including Mt. Everest and stunning Ama Dablam. We do hike further to syangboche and Everest View Hotel for another beautiful view spot of the surrounding mountains above old Syangboche air strip. and return back to Namche in the afternoon.

  • Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,867 m-12,687 ft) – 05hrs.

    After a good rest and acclimatization in namche, We start hiking along a gradual winding wider nice path, maintained by old Sherpa man since last 2 decades doing it voluntarily for goodwill to mankind with small funds and donation from the trekkers passing on this route. We will be walking through conifer and rhododendron woodland, with the striking views of Ama Dablam, the walk further offers striking views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde peak, then the path descends towards Imjatse river at Phunge Tenga, After a short rest here, we start ascending through a nice serene forest to reach at Tengboche Monastery which has a well renown Buddhist Monastery and biggest in the region. This is a scenic spot with awesome views of Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde, Mt. Everest and many more. You can visit inside the monastery premises while the monks are praying and see the function every day. The head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here and many believers take blessing from the high lama priest for better success and safe Journey.

  • Day 07: Trek to Dole (4,200m-13,780 ft) – 06 hrs.

    We start descending to Dudhkoshi river valley and start ascending to Phortse. There are chances of seeing some wildlife around this peaceful place, like colorful Danphe pheasant (Impeyan Pheasant),  elusive musk deer and Himalayan Thar (mountain goat). Walk continues towards  Phortse Thanghka near Dudh Kosi River. After a nice break walk carries on to Dole for overnight stop, after a climb through forest of pines, birch and rhododendron trees as then it changes to juniper and conifers bushes passing small village Tongba (3,950 m-12,959.3 ft) and Gyele (3960 m-12992.1 ft) to reach Dole.

  • Day 08: Trek to Machermo (4,410m-14,468 ft) – 03 hrs.

    It is an short walking day for acclimatizing before reaching to Gokyo lake.  We start hiking along the valley side on a slight level path for an hour to a settlement of Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325 m-14,189.6 ft and to Luza at 4,390 m-14,402.9 ft; with pleasant walk around the ridge top and views of Machermo village situated on a glacial valley, from the top ridge descend to Machermo for overnight stop with afternoon free at leisure for acclimatization.

  • Day 09: Trek to Gokyo (4,760m-15,616 ft) – 04 hrs.

    We hike to our trekking destination at Gokyo Lake, gaining heights slowly moving further to a ridge top with fantastic views of snow capped peaks, reaching a small place of Pangka (4,545 m-14,911.4 ft), from here walk climbs to a rocky path into ablation valley reaching first lake and second lake. We process further and reach Gokyo Lake which is third lake and also called Dudh Pokhari. From the bank of the lake stands Gokyo village at 4,790 m-15715.2 ft, earlier times a summer settlement of Khumbu area before trekking started, on reaching Gokyo for lunch and overnight stop, with afternoon free to acclimatize with short walk around, Gokyo offers fabulous views of 6th world’s highest Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang reflecting on the emerald Gokyo Lake.

  • Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri at 5,330-17,487 ft m trek to Machermo (4,410m-14,468 ft) – 07 hrs.

    Early morning a steep climb to catch the sunrise over the tall snow capped mountains at Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m-17,575 ft, the highest point of this wonderful trek, after a steep hard climb to the top with awesome panorama views of world’s highest mountains from Mt. Cho Oyo (8,201 m-26,906 ft) straddling the border with Tibet along with Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest (8,848 m-29,029 ft), worlds 4th highest Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m-27,940 ft), Cholatse, Taweche and Mt. Makalu at 8,463 m-27,766 ft. After a great time at the top Gokyo Ri a steep descend to Gokyo lake and then continue few hours journey trek to Machermo.

  • Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m-11,286 ft) – 07 hrs.

    We start descending to Dole and Phortse and start ascending for an hour and reach Mang-la. We have gentle descend to Sannasa and back to Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,860 m-9,383 ft) – 07 hrs.

    Our final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla from where you have begun hiking. The overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains before heading back to Kathmandu.  Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

    The flights at Lukla operate from early morning to Kathmandu, sometimes the flight times are delayed due to unfavorable and bad weather, as per the flight time board in a small Dornier or Twin Otter plane for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu.  Upon reaching Katmandu domestic terminal Trexmount Ventures staff transfers you back to respective hotels. Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Day 14: Free day In Kathmandu.

    This day is reserved in case of a flight delay in Lukla due to unfavorable weather conditions. You can do your own activities OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting fascinating world heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as Hindus holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.  Farewell Dinner in the Evening. Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner.

  • Day 15: Departure from Nepal.

    Breakfast, We will transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departing from Nepal. Meals included: Breakfast.

     

What Is Included?


  • Airport Pick up and drop transfers.
  • Private Ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Return Flight Kathmandu|Lukla|Kathmandu.
  • All accommodations (Twin Share)
  • Meal.
  • Sagarmatha national park entry permits.
  • TIMS Permit.
  • An experience Trained guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipments.
  • Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Trek bag.

What Is Not Included?


  • Meals as Mention in the inclusive list.
  • Single Supplement for single using rooms
  • Tips to staff or any donations.
  • Nepal Visa.
  • International Flight.
  • Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation.
  • All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold, Mineral water and alcoholic drinks) during the trek.
  • All personal expenses which are not mention into the price inclusion.
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Review

Gokyo Ri Trekking - New Zealand
Reviewed on 30/Nov/2011

I was very lucky to trek to Kalapathar near Everest recently, we have done many Tea house Trekking using Hari’s Company Trexmount since 2001 and have spent many happy Tea house trekking holidays experience in Nepal with Hari, utilizing his vast trekking knowledge and business expertise. David and I have scaled Kalapathar, experienced Everest Base Camp, conquered the Cho Lar Pass to the Gokyo Lake area and scaled Gokyo Ri on three different occasions. We have also done the mighty Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp a 23 day trek, what an awesome experience. We also have done the Langtang Trek, a very beautiful place to spend 10 or so days. I have been very lucky to have trekked in the Jomsom, Poon Hill area many times route, now it is not same as thay have built new motor-able road. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how beautiful the country of Nepal is but I am going to, it is utterly fantastic the mountains are so high and awesome. The small villages you trek through can take you back many years in the way things are done, especially building the houses, not to mention watching them plough a paddock with the bullocks. The people are delightful, very friendly and respond with big smiles to our Namastes – in other words, hello, how are you? For me the most rewarding experience was getting to know the Nepalese people. Hari’s guides are English speaking, very capable, helpful and experienced. His porters are also very experienced and great fun to be with. We had several games of backyard cricket, many games of cards and lots of singing and dancing. Tea house trekking is a lot of fun and They are going better & better every year. I have no hesitation in recommending Hari to organize all your trekking holidays in Nepal. He has always been prompt to reply to emails, very efficient and thorough in organizing our treks, very honest in all business deals and has fantastic guides and porters which all leads to one amazing trekking holiday. Hari himself is a very experienced guide and we have been very fortunate to have him guide our small groups from time to time. While I just love the Tea house style of trekking in Nepal, it is the people who keep calling us back there they are so friendly & Can’t forget our best Holidays with them. David and Noelene Phillips, New Zealand


Annapuna and Gokyo - Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed on 18/Nov/2014

I met Hari in 1995 which was my first time into Nepal. I have been 5 times back into Nepal and have visited, Mustang, Dolpo, Langtang, Ghorepani, Chitwan and Ganesh Himal with Trexmount Ventures. This time we have visited two area.  We have a great time once again which was a wonderful return visit to nepal! The weather was perfect all the way to Gokyo and Annapurna Circuit. We have beautiful Experience into these both trekking. The tea house were lovely, views were spectacular, there were huge variation in landscape and local living. Superb Mountain View, Glaciers and Mount Everest. Our Guide Hari was the best! Always looking out for us,making sure we were acclimatizing correctly, eating the right food,drinking enough water. He even has a sharp eye for spotting Himalayan Thar,Musk Deer and many birds. We will definitely return to Nepal again off course will use Trexmount Ventures! Thank you for making this trip to Nepal just as wonderful as the past visit. Patrick De Saegher & Team


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