Gokyo Lake Trekking
 
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Gokyo Lake trekking is beginning with the spectacular mountain flight to Lukla we are rewarded with amazing mountain views.We visit Namche Bazaar, Thami and Khumjung spending valuable time acclimatizing to the altitude amidst the Himalayan peaks of Thamserku, Ama Dablam and Kangteiga, to mention just a few.
 
We leave Khumjung and climb towards Gokyo Lake trek,passing numerous waterfalls along the way. Gokyo Ri rises above the northern shore of Dudh Pokari, which in the early morning mirrors the golden form of Cho Oyo and from its summit affords unparalleled views of the other Himalayan giants, Makalu, Everest, Gyachung Kang, which are particularly impressive at sunset. You can see Mt. Everest and Himalayan range better than Kala Pattar and Everest Base camp trek. Gokyo valley trekking trails have good Teahouse / lodges facilities management by local Sherpas families.
 
Important Note: for the reason that of bad weather we could face problem of domestic flights to/from Lukla delayed by few hours or canceled for a day or more. Very seldom, but it could happen even in finest trekking period.Therefore we always advise you to add one extra night’s in Kathmandu after your trek if possible.If everything goes smoothly, you can enjoy other deeds like sightseeing or shopping  shopping,as you wish on this extra day.By the same time we can arrange Heli Rescues in the situation of flight deletion to/from Lukla upon your interst.

ITINERARY
Day 1
2 Hours
Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal.
 
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 2
4 Hours
Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
 
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Bouddhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.

Day 3
4 Hours
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs walk
 
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip at Lukla for about 40 minutes scenic flight; you will have time to stroll around, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. Guide will manage the lunch place depending upon the time of arrival at Lukla. We then take an easy walk to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.

Day 4
6 Hours
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk
 
After breakfast we will continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. When enter the National park boundary we descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region.

Day 5
4 Hours
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
 
We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of (3,440m/11,283ft). You have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market, if Saturday can be seen many people in Saturday market for shopping to fulfill their daily needs and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to hotel for overnight.

Day 6
6 Hours
Trek to Dole (4200m/13,776ft), 5-6 hrs walk
 
After stroll around the Namche area, we follow on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks at Shanasa. Our trek ascents the left side to Mongla hill and continue down to Phortse Thanga. After lunch further few hours walk ascending will reach at Dole for overnight. A small place with few teahouses and enjoy your night at Dole.

Day 7
5 Hours
Trek to Machharmo (4470m/ 14,663ft), 4-5 hrs walk
 
After breakfast we climb to the scenic ridge above the Dole and the trail continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machharmo. Afternoon after reaches and refreshed visit Himalayan rescue association and overnight at he hotel.

Day 8
4 Hours
Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,744ft), 3-4 hrs walk
 
Today, we climb up to the ridge and can be seen excellent view both down the valley to Khangtega and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m/26741ft). Our route descends to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4690m/15383ft. Enjoy the lake view and after an hour walk will reaches at Gokyo village on the edge of third lake.

Day 9
3 Hours
Rest day at Gokyo
 
This may have full day rest at Gokyo or have chance to explore up to the fifth lake passing another forth lake and enjoy the view. This is great place and an opportunity to view full part of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. You can see the Northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and biggest glacier of the world Ngazumpa glacier; and stroll back to hotel for overnight.

Day 10
7 Hours
Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m/17,483ft), and trek to Dole, 6-7 hrs walk
 
Early in this morning we hike up to Gokyo Ri for the breathtaking view of splash a sunrise top of the mountain including Mt. Everest view and many more Himalayan scenery. This will be unforgettable life time memories and enjoy around the top. We have a great memories and stroll back an hours to Gokyo for breakfast. We trek down to Dole for the overnight stop.

Day 11
6 Hours
Dole to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6 hrs walk
 
Today, we re-track back to the Phortse Thanga walking pleasantly and climb up to the Phortse village where we'll have our lunch and relax at the village. After exploring the area and viewing splendid Himalayan scenery will start for little flat but narrow trail and getting down to the river. From here an hour steeply climbs up to the Tyangboche and en-route will have chances to see Pheasants and musk deer. This is fantastic scenic view of many mountains including Mt. Everest. After reaching at Tyangboche you have chance to visit the Monastery which is biggest Monastery of the area. This evening enjoy the view and rest at the hotel.

Day 12
6 Hours
Trek to Monjo (2680M/8791ft), 5-6 hrs walk
 
After breakfast treks down to Phunkethanga a small settlement with couple of teahouses. From here the trail leads downhill through the forested path with great memories and after crossing the local wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to steep climb to Sanasa to Namche bazzar and trek further down to Monjo for overnight stay.

Day 13
7 Hours
Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 6-7 hrs walk
 
After breakfast we trek back with enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. And finally today the trail leads you back to Lukla. After your arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek.

Day 14
3 Hours
Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
 
After an early morning flight to Kathmandu our guide transfer you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel with ending your Himalayan trip with us.

Day 15
2 Hours
Departure from Kathmandu
 
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.


WHAT'S INCLUDED
    • Airport arrival and departure by private vehicle
    • Deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Sightseeing trip with city tour guide in Kathmandu .
    • Sightseeing trip with city tour guide in Kathmandu
    • All domestic airfares as per the itinerary
    • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) in during the trek
    • Comfortable accommodation on teahouse/lodge during the trek
    • Trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), Sherpa helper, and all payments
    • Sagarmatha National park entry fee and necessary permits
    • Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag
    • Exclusive medical kit bag
    • All government and local taxes
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
    • Departure taxes
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal trekking Equipment
    • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
    • Tips for driver, guides and porters
    • Any extending trips
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