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Gokyo Lake Trek - 15 Days

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Gokyo Lake Trek
Gokyo trek
Gokyo RI
Trip-costfrom us$ 1450 ( Per Person )
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Min. Age: 1 ( Minimum) – 15 (Maximum)
  • Maximum Height : (5,300m/17384ft) Gokyo Ri
  • Trek Starting Point: Kathmandu-Lukla
  • Trek Ending Point : Lukla- Kathmandu
  • Recommended Season : Spring, Autumn and Winter
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Mt. Everest/The top of the world 8848 m. (29029ft), is located in eastern half of Nepal. Everest Base camp is the camp just to the base of the Mt. Everest where the climbers set their camp before start to conquer the Mt. Everest. Nepal has encompassed this region in the Sagarmatha National Park, which has established to protect the fragile environment of this alpine region. Besides Mt. Everest there are three other 8000 meter peaks in this region, Lhaotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu and addition numerous other peaks of lesser altitude. Add to this glacial lakes, rhododendron forests, native flora and fauna, traditional villages, Sherpa Culture and customs, ancient Buddhists monasteries all go to make this region a spectacular destination to all tourist around the globe. You may also dreamt / dreaming to be once to this heavens place!

To achieve your life time dream to see The top of  the world and reach to Mt. Everest Base Camp and feel personally about this world famous and real adventure trek in a safe and proper way is a big  issue. No doubt, trekking with trusted, reputed and experienced company, leading trip into Himalayas since 2 and half decades; assure safe and great adventure trip of your lifetime.

Walkers Expedition offers 15 days Goklyo Lake trek; flying early morning to Lukla and start walking towards to Everest Base Camp. Our trek route follows the regular Everest Expedition routes via Lukla, Phakding, Namche, and separates the way to Dole, Machhermo 0and finally reaches to Gokyo Lake  for the last night.  A climb up Gokyo RI. 5300m. 17384ft.  to view the surrounding peaks and superb view of Mt. Everest, the South Col, Nuptse, Lhotse and the Cho Oyu glacier and Ice lakes.  We will stay at local lodge/tea house with private twin bed room with all meals.

This is a trek for all enthusiasts but due to the difficulty level of the route and short of time duration, we recommend to physically fit trekkers to join the trip.

We also customize this trip to the family members, group of friends, Students and +60 age people who can effort more than 2 weeks for this adventure holiday in the Himalays.

Trip Highlights

  • More than 25 lofty snow capped Mountain Peaks
  • World’s highest located Sagarmatha National Park
  • World’s Most Extreme Airport
  • Spectacular Himalayan Sunrise View
  • Adventurous Journey
  • Life time experience
  • Remote and semi wilderness area
  • Close view of Mt. Everest and other 8000 Meter peaks
  • Home of legendary Sherpas ( known as climbers)
  • Reach to alpine area
  • High glacial Lakes, Rhododendron forest and with native flora and fauna
  • Maximum elevation to reach (5,300m/17384ft) Gokyo Ri

Day to day outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City excursion

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft): – Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft), 35 min flight, 8km, 3-4 hrs trek

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft): 10km, 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization and exploration day

Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Dole (4200m)

Day 07: Dole – Machhermo (4470m)

Day 08: Machhermo – Gokyo (4790m)

Day 09: Excursion around Gokyo Lake & Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m) Luza

Day 10: Luza - Khumjung

Day 11: Khumjung - Monjo

Day 12: Monjo – Lukla (2804m)

Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 14: Leisure day

Day 15: Kathmandu departure

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • Air tickets ( KTM-LUK-KTM)
  • Airport transfers 
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu
  • City tour by private transport 
  • Transportation City –airport-city
  • Sagarmatha National Park  permit and TIMS Permits
  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • An English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide
  • Local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers : 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) along the way to trek 
  • Hot drinks (Tea and Coffee) during the meal time.
  • Purified/Iodine  Drinking water
  • All lodge accommodations on twin sharing basis ( private room share toilet) 
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
Cost Excludes
  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu city
  • Tour guide 
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Boiled  / bottled water
  • Hot shower 
  • Net / Wi-Fi charges
  • Electronic device recharge 
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation charges
  • Heli transport or other private transport
  • Tips

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)Our Airport Representative will meet you just outside of exit gate of the Terminal. Please, look for Walkers Expeditions play card with your Name! Transfer to hotel, introduce your trekking guide and check the necessities. Afternoon visit Thamel.
Overnight in Kathmandu at Hotel with breakfast

Day 02Full day Kathmandu City excursionAfter breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa Buddhist Stupa. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2500 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also famous to tourist as a monkey temple. Your day tour ends Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple, Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, Indra chowk and Local market Ason and preparation for trekking.
Overnight in Kathmandu at Hotel with breakfast

Day 03Kathmandu – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft): – Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft), 35 min flight, 8km, 3-4 hrs trekEarly morning transfer to the Airport for the flight Lukla: gateway to the Khumbu/Everest region. After short and last preparation after meeting the local porters and start walk downhill to Cheplung. The trail then, follows the Dudh Khosi Valley before ascending to Ghat and Phakding.
Overnight in Phakding at Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft): 10km, 5-6 hrs The trail meanders through pine forest, crossing suspension bridges and several Sherpa villages to Jorsale: entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park and permit checkpoint. First glimpse Thamserku (6,618m/21,714m) above the village. The trail continue to the Dudh Khosi Rivers then climb steadily via the high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge with inspiring glimpses of Everest and the Nuptse – Lhotse ridge. After final three hour forest ascent reaches to the local town Namche Bazaar. Th is fascinating market has ATMs, cyber cafés, delicious restaurant food and bakeries, plus a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday morning.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar at Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization and exploration dayAcute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and health experts recommend a stop for at least one extra night. Be active: This is a acclimatization day, climb high and sleep low is the acclimatization advice. Visit the Sagarmatha National Park Visitor’s Centre where you may collect informative displays on Sherpa culture, local flora and fauna and walk to the traditional Sherpa village of Khumjung (3,780m/12,402ft): with fine views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest.
Return to Namche Bazaar for the night
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trip Note

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