Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek counts on a stunning trip to the appealing Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri which is one of the most wonderful lookouts for perfect views of Everest and the other Himalayas. The trip starts from Kathmandu where you will have the chance to explore different heritage sites.

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is a substitute to traditional treks in the Everest region. As an alternative, it takes to the turquoise Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri offers excellent sights of Everest and the Himalayas. Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek are mostly planned for the trekkers who likes walking in the Everest region deprived of the physical stress of conquering the base camp of Everest or moving high passes in the locality.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft.)

Our representative will pick you after you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Then, we will take you to your hotel where you can relax. In the evening, we will organise welcome dinner introducing you to Nepalese cuisine.

 

Day 2: Exploring Kathmandu and trek preparation

You will be exploring different places of Kathmandu namely Durbar Square, the holy Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the renowned Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. These heritage spots hold vast cultural, religious, architectural and antique worth for the Nepalese persons.

 

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft), trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft)

We move towards Lukla on an early morning flight. It will be a daring trip as the Tenzing/Hillary airport is a sheer runway that is essentially hanging towards the side of a mountain.  After reaching Lukla, we encounter the rest of our trekking operator and start walking to Phakding.

 

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft)

Our path proceeds ahead together with the Dudh Koshi River. Throughout the journey, we cross numerous suspension bridges and come across numerous villages, monasteries and chortens. We can appreciate a decent view of Mt. Thamserku from Benkar village. Our trekking authorizations will be checked at Monjo as we arrive the Sagarmatha National Park.

A lineage and a measured walk lead us to Jorsale, the last destination till Namche Bazaar. The walk is pleasurable via a river bed and we come across the Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we ascent up to Namche Bazaar, the wonderful highlights of Kwangde Peak, Kusum peak, Kangaru peak, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other excellent mountains welcome us.

 

Day 5: Namche Bazaar: accommodation

Now, we move to Khumjung villages, adore the Himalayan panorama from Syangboche or tour the charming streets of Namche Bazaar. We can also explore the Tourist Visitor Center where we can view an assortment of things based the first Everest ascenders and Sherpa ethos.

This exploration will also let us familiar with different flora and fauna life of the Everest region. In Khumjung we can also explore hermitage that communities a yeti scalp! We also ascent up to the runway above Syangboche and relish beautiful views of Kongde, Thamserku and Khumbila mountains.

 

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810 m/ 12,496 ft)

We move from Namche Bazaar on a trail with slow ups and downs. On the way, we are expected to view Himalayan pheasants, musk deer and Himalayan Thars. We then start moving towards Kyanjuma. From Sansa, we pursue the Gokyo trails and from Mong we get a sight of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila mountains. Our trail inclines to Dudhkoshi Khola after which it is a tough climb via rhododendron woodlands earlier than reaching Phorse.

 

Day 7: Phorse Village to Machhermo (4,470 m/ 14,663 ft)

After coming across a bridge on the Dudh Koshi River, we are expected to come head-on with local flora and fauna such as pheasants, mountain goats, and musk deer. Our path moves via jungles, cascades and bridges earlier reaching Dole. We ascent on a stable trail via a scenic edge with sights of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku mountains. We climb from Luza township and move above the Dudh Koshi River. We start walking over small villages and sandy trails earlier reaching Machhermo.

 

Day 8: Machharmo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft)

We climb on a hill and adore sights of the Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains. Outside the edge the valley extends as the trail comes across via a Chorten and reaches Phangga. We incline to the river bank earlier mounting up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier on a sheer trail. We come across Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari earlier reaching Gokyo.

 

Day 9: Gokyo Valley: Ascent Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft)

We devote another day in Gokyo to familiarise to the high altitude. If the weather is decent, we ascent Gokyo Ri today. From the highest of Gokyo Ri we esteem the Himalayan panorama and the peaceful Gokyo lakes. We also walk to the 4th and 5th Gokyo lakes. The 4th lake is just around 3km north of Gokyo. It is noticeable by high cliffs and Himalayan points expanding above it. We start to hike a little more and reach the 5th lake. An ascent up a close hill will assurance us amazing sights of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu.

 

 Day 10: Gokyo to Dole

We incline on a path with the Dudh Koshi River and permit the initial Gokyo lakes. Just around the corner, we also relish sights of the Cholatse and Taboche points. Our path inclines earlier mounting a hill. After reaching the chorten, we grasp excessive sights of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We hike former Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma communities earlier reaching Dole.

 

Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazaar

We incline on a sheer path to Phortse Thanga approving rhododendrons, wild plant and cascades. We also approach over mountain goats, musk deer, pheasants, etc. From Mong, we can esteem a good sight of Khumbila peak. Throughout the way to Namche the sight of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kangtega mountains to esteem.

After hiking for some time, we grasp a connection where the path from Sanasa encounters our path. We move on a trail that sticks to a woodland slope outside Kyangjuma, curving via numerous turns. After attainment to Namche army camp hill, we aspect back to get Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche for one final time. Around a kilometer from here is Namche Bazaar.

 

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

We incline on a stony path and cross numerous deferral bridges earlier hiking on a smoothed trail. The air is warmer as we hike on the identical path to reach Lukla. Our hike in the mountain lasts after we grasp Lukla. We devote our time evoking around our time consumed in the mountain.

 

Day 13: Return to Kathmandu

We return to Kathmandu on the initial probable trip. After reaching Kathmandu you can syau relaxed in the hotel. In the evening, we will be organizing a farewell dinner.

 

Day 14: Final departure

Our representative will pick you from your hotel and take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport before your planned flight.

Whats Included

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups in a private vehicle
  • Hotel lodging in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse lodging throughout the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) throughout the trek
  • Domestic flights
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed guide
  • Porter facility (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff charges with their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Hop’s trekking equipment and goodies
  • All essential paperwork and trekking documents (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical equipment

Whats Excluded

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa charge (carry proper USD cash and two passport photos)
  • International air ticket to and from Kathmandu
  • Additional luggage fee (if you have over 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is about $1.5/kg)
  • Additional night lodging in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain
  • Height chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening suppertimes in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue coverage
  • Personal expenses that includes phone calls, internet, washing, bar bills, battery recharge, additional porters, bottle or boiled water, spray, more
  • Personal ascending apparatus

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