EVEREST GOKYO LAKE TREK
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek has one of the best views of any trek in Nepal. The trek is a moderate to challenging trek for those who can slowly acclimate to 5400 meters (17,716 ft) to walk up to the highest point in the Goyko valley for 360 panoramic views including of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang.
EVEREST GOKYO LAKE TREK, 13 DAYS KATHMANDU TO KATHMANDU
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek has one of the best views of any trek in Nepal. The trek is a moderate to challenging trek for those who can slowly acclimate to 5400 meters (17,716 ft) to walk up to the highest point in the Goyko valley for 360 panoramic views including of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang. The Gokyo Trek begins from Lukla, after a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu. You join Everest Base Camp trekkers as you head to Phakding and climb up steeply to Namche Bazaar. You will take a path less trodden afterwards as you walk in the shadow of giants through amazing plateaus acclimating at tea houses along the way.
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Hiking to Gokyo Ri is the most charming itinerary of this trek. The trail is tough, but once you climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri, you will have a mind-blowing view and experience as you gaze at the giant peaks and glaciers. way to Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Sherpa people populate this region and you have an opportunity to explore their spiritual lifestyle along with the monasteries and chortens.
Best trekking season – Autumn and Spring (September to December and March to May)
Duration: 13 Days
Max Elevation: 5360m
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Accomodation: Tea Houses
Best Time: September-November & March-May
Start / Ending: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
• All Airports pick up and drop.
• 3 nights your standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
• Kathamdnu -Lukla-Kathmandu flight ticket
• Accommodation during trek
• All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D]
• An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
• Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
• All necessary paper work and permits National Park Permit and TIMS
• First aid kit
• All government and local taxes
• Nepal Visa fee (Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Meal city like Kathmandu
• Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
• Travel and rescue insurance.
• Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
• Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu.
There will be a warm welcome to you on Nepal after landing your flight at TIA. Representative of Shiva Excursion Pvt. Ltd. will there for your arrival. He/she will shift you toward your place of accommodation. After having rest for some time there will a brief description of the upcoming program with your guide.
Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and preparation for trek.
Our today’s day is spent by sightseeing all around Kathmandu Valley. Having a breakfast we will visit Pashupatinath (regarded as the holiest temple of Lord Shiva). Next will be Bauddhanath (Little Tibet). Then Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) is our next destination. Lastly we will drive to Kathmandu (Basantpur) Durbar Square. It will end our Kathmandu tour we will return back & make preparation for our trekking.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2800m and trek to Phakding 2610m.
With an early morning mountain flight to Lukla our journey starts. We will be offered with magnificent view of mountain ranges. Reaching on Lukla we take our luggage and begin our walking trek toward Phakding. It’s our first day so we don’t need to walk more than 3 to 4 hours.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3440m.
After having breakfast we continue our journey to Namche Bazaar. Following the main trial of Dudh Koshi River we will enter the area of Sagarmatha national park. Continuing our journey for about 5 to 6 hours finally we will be able to reach Namche bazzar for spending our memorable night.
Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar
Today is our rest day at Namche Bazaar. We need to accumulate our self for matching climatic condition of surrounding. In our leisure time we will visit several places around places over Namche bazaar. Knowledge of tradition & culture of local people of Namche Bazaar is very interesting is getting.
Day 06: Namche to Dole (4110m) – 6 Hours
Accumulating our self with weather at Namche Bazaar Dole 4110 m is our next walking destination. Quite close magnificent view of beautiful ranges of mountain will impress us in our journey. We will walk through the main trial of Kyangjuma village. Playing on the nature unknowingly we will reach Dole for our night.
Day 07: Dole to Machhermo (4470m) – 5 Hours
From Dole our next destination is Machhermo. Zigzag trial will be our main walking path. Glittering view of Cho Oyu, Thamserku and Kantega are very close and impressive. We will rest in several view point. For memory we can take picture and capture with us. In this way we will lastly we will be at Machhermo for our night.
Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4800m) – 5 Hours
Our today’s walk is main walk of whole trekking. Our main destination is Gokyo Lake. Descending down through the river will be our main walking trial. Ngozumpa glacier is also climbed. We will be happy with the Glorious view of surrounding. Spending our sometime on Gokyo Lake we will back to our place for night.
Day 09: Climb up to Gokyo Ri and return back to Dole – 7 Hours
Hiking up to Gokyo Ri will fulfill our project. We need to start our journey a bit earlier as we will be walking a long distance. Panoramic views of Mount Everest with other mountain ranges will be full of joy and excitement. We need to have better weather condition. Spending some of the precious time in Gokyo Ri we will return back to Dole for returning back.
Day 10: Dole to Namche Bazaar – 5 Hours
It is our returning journey it will be so much easy in walking. We just need to trek downward following the main trial to reach Namche Bazaar. The same beauty of nature with mountain ranges from different angel will be so much impressive. Continuing in downhill track we will reach Namche Bazar.
Day 11: Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2804m) – 6 Hours
Our today’s walk will be the last walk of our climb. We will walk through the main trial of Dudh Koshi River. We will be at Sagarmatha National Park. On reaching Lukla we will make confirmation of our tomorrow’s flight to Kathmandu and rest the remaining time.
Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu
We will have early morning flight toward Kathmandu. It will be about 1 Hr. in one hour duration we will feel as if we are flying in heaven. We will be flying above the beautiful ranges of mountains. Lastly we will be shifted toward our hotel for our night and make preparation for tomorrow’s flight.
Day 13: Farewell
Spending a rest night at Kathmandu, it’s a time for returning back to your home land. There will be a small farewell program for you. You will be guided all the things of returning journey by our team for your departure. Hope you will be back to Nepal to visit the remaining side of beautiful Nepal.
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