Gokyo Lake Trek is a trekking exploration of the Gokyo valley in the Everest region. The valley lies peacefully amidst the mountains where 5 beautiful glacial lakes have their magnificent presence. Although the trek goes to the Everest region, it doesn’t take you to the base camp. It takes a different trail to the Everest Base Camp Trek from Namche and goes to the Gokyo valley.
Gokyo Lake Trek: Exploring the Himalayan Valley and Glacial Lakes
This beautiful adventure takes you to the Gokyo valley deeper into the Himalayas. You will get to enjoy the view of mountains in addition to the charming lakes in the valley. A massive glacier view will also keep you excited. The view of the mountains and beautiful moments at the Gokyo lakes is simply awesome. You will come across dramatic views of the Himalayan peaks when you hike to the viewpoint of Gokyo Ri. Sitting on the Lakefront and watching the glacial lake is a beautiful moment that you will enjoy on the trip. The view of the surrounding mountains is just awe-inspiring.
Beautiful cultural settlements, an ancient cave, pristine lakes, serene nature and stunning mountains make Gokyo Lake Trek a fascinating adventure. Although the adventure doesn’t go to the Everest Base Camp, it brings you incredible views of the mountains and surrounding landscapes. It is certainly an adventure trekking trip that you should go for once in your lifetime.
Sunrise and Panoramic mountains view
Exciting mountain flight Kathmandu / Lukla.
Namche Bazaar gateway of Mt. Everest
Sherpa culture and lifestyle in Khumjung
Tranquil Gokyo lake
Climbing Gokyo- Ri (5483m/17984ft)
Great view of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu and other mountains from Gokyo Ri
After your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal a Master Himalaya representative will be there for your warm welcome who will help You to transfer to the hotel, Introduce your trekking guide. Afternoon explores the Tourist Colorful market ThamelBazzar Down Town. The evening will be for welcome dinner with Master Himalaya team in Thamelbazzar.
After Breakfast, you get ready for Kathmandu valley sightseeing full day. This sightseeing based on introducing some highlights of UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley such as Pashupatinath Temple the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of Bagmati River, Patan Durbar Square old city of Kathmandu valley, Boudhanath stupa world biggest Buddhist stupa. Swoyambhunath as popular as "Monkey Temple", After sightseeing in the evening will be for trek briefing.
From today we start our Gokyo Lake Trek. After breakfast, we take an early flight to Lukla, from where we start your trek. the flight to Lukla about 35mins. In lukla, we meet our remaining team members. after then we start out short trekking today's destination pkahding following Dudhkoshi river "River of milk". overnight in tea house.
After breakfast, today we trek approx. 6 hours to Namche bazaar. the route follows Dudhkoshi river through many suspension bridges. On the way inspiring glimpse of Mt. Everest right up next Nuptse- Lhotse ridge. after three hours through beautiful pine forest finally reach an administrative village, Namche Bazar. Overnight in tea house.
This day for acclimating in Namche bazaar. stay active and Romain instead of being lazy. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts recommend to stay at least one extra night. Namche Bazar has ATMs, cyber, cafés, bakery, colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday morning. We also hike up the Syangboche Airport near the Everest View Hotel.
The trail climbs steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking very pristine in springtime. The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. The views of Khumbi La and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day.
In this day we head toward the Dudh Koshi from where the route turns north. There are two trails and our guide will choose the best option considering the group. After certain hour trekking we will reach PhortseTanga, near the river. Our walk will be around 5-6 hours. Overnight in PhortseTanga.
From PhortseThanga it is an uphill climb to Machhermo. We will talk through the beautiful rhododendron forest and pass through a waterfall before reaching Tongba Village. We will continue our uphill trek and pass through Dhole, Labarma and Luza villages and reach to the Machhermo. Our trek will be around 4 – 5 hours. Overnight in Machhermo.
Early in the morning, we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo-Ri at an elevation of 5,483m. There are ample rewards for those who attempt this trip you get stunning views of the super Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang.
This is our last day of trekking in EBC as we return to Lukla where we began our trek. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. after the path climbs up to Monjo and then runs easily to Benkar, Phakding, and Lukla.
After breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu about 35 mins. After your Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. After the long trek, you may be tired you will have nice SPA and massage available in Kathmandu which is the extra applicable Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Breakfast at Hotel. Hotel Check-out and transfer to International airport as per your schedule.
Included meals: Breakfast
What are included?
Airport pick up and drop off on both international and domestic flights
Hotel Accommodation in *** Hotel basis with breakfast on twin sharing basis. (Single supplement USD 70 if require a single room in Kathmandu. It will be as per availability in the mountain)
Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
Assistance for the trekking gears and the shopping for the trekking equipment if required
Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) on trekking
Accommodation in Mountain Lodge and Guesthouses
All necessary paper works and permits
All domestic flights (Kathmandu -Lukla -Kathmandu) and departure taxes
Master Himalaya Gears – sleeping bag and a duffel bag for the use during the trek
Professional local guide with extensive experience trained in Wilderness First Aid and accredited by the Nepalese government
Staff cost including air ticket, food, accommodation, salary and equipment’s
First Aid Kits Comprehensive Bag
Necessary Porters/ Sherpa to carry all personal gear and group equipment, & adequate insurance for all staff including porters
Group trekking map
What are not included?
Meals on the cities except for Welcome Dinner (Tentative US$10-$15.00 per meals )
Nepal entry visa fee which you will get it into Kathmandu airport on upon arrival
Personal trekking equipment
Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water, hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, etc.
Tips for trekking/ tour guide & porters (expected, not mandatory)
International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges
Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency
Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc
Extra night accommodation in case of early return from trek (due to any reason
The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.