Trip Duration:

12 Days

Region:

Everest Treks

Country:

Nepal

Group Size:

2 to 15 person.

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Nepal Trekking
Nepal Trekking

Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From:

Kathmandu

Best Season

Spring And Autumn.

Max Altitude

5355M

Trip Overview

Hikers, who desire brilliant hiking along the Himalayas of Nepal Everest region? Gokyo Lake with Gokyo Ri Trek and its canon is the most suitable option with more tranquility in the Khumbu region in the heart of Everest Sagarmatha National park. Nepal Gokyo Lake Trekking is the finest destination to observe the scenery of Cho- Oyu and Mt. Everest along 100s of snow-covered Himalayan Ranges.

At the elevation of 5360m inside the Everest Himalayan Trekking region, Gokyo Ri is situated. During this trek massive glacier of Nepal Himalayas, Ngozumpla Glacier can explore in an eastern direction along the route of Cho La Pass and Everest Base camp Circuit Trek. In the foothills of Gokyo RI and at the edge of Gokyo Third lake Tiny Sherpa settlements village Gokyo 4751m is one higher elevation hamlet along the Himalayas.

From the summit of Gokyo, Ri trekkers can observe the 4 highest eight-thousanders named Cho- You, Makalu, Everest, and Lhotse during the clear weather. Gokyo Trekking is located on the west side of the world's most beautiful trekking. The classic Everest Base Camp Trek where travelers can explore 5 holy glacial lakes and Cho- you Base camp which is the 6th highest Himalayan base camp of the world.

These 12 days of hiking offer the peaceful trekking of Everest and enjoyment with ancient Sherpa Culture and traditional Milk glacier river and its gorge which is the starting point of the bright green precious lake Gokyo. The classic Everest trek embraces Kalapatthar as the sunrise or sunset viewpoint whereas the Gokyo lake trek embraces the Gokyo peak as a viewpoint which is one of the ambitious viewpoints to observe Mt. Everest is superior as compared to Kalapatthar trek.

Gokyo lake is low oxygen and no plant(almost like desert) places at the elevation of 4695 to 4995m are named a higher elevation freshwater lake inside the Himalayas and popular for Hindus and Buddhist believers.

Normally according to the Everest National park office records 5000 to 10000 tourists trekking along the Gokyo lakes and return back in just 2 days until Namche the gateway of Mt. Everest and 3 days in Lukla one of the thrilling airports in Everest Himalayas. Cho- la pass trek, Everest three high passes trek, and Renjo la pass trek bring hikers alone Gokyo lakes and Gokyo RI so classic Everest base camp trekking need an extension of 3 days to reach Gokyo Lakes with a challenging Chola pass of Everest Himalayas.

Itinerary

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Day 01:

Arrive in Kathmandu.

30 Minutes Driving.

Welcome Dinner.

3 Star Standard Hotel.

1350M

5.4 KM Driving.

Our office representative will pick us up after you land at the Tribhuwan International Airport. Afterward, you will be dropped off at our hotel where you can take a rest. In the evening, you will have a welcome dinner hosted by Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT Ltd. which will introduce you to Nepalese cuisine and Nepali cultural dance.

Day 02:

Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation.

6 Hours Sightseeing.

Breakfast.

3 Star Standard Hotel.

1350M

Today your tour will be in UNESCO World Heritage Sites include Durbar Square, the biggest Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath Stupa) and another Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath Stupa or temple). These heritage sites hold cultural, religious, architectural and historical value for the Nepalese people.  Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

Day 03:

Fly to Lukla And Trek to Phakding.

30 Minutes Drive, 40 Minutes Flight And 3 Hours Trekking.

Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner.

Tea House.

2,652 M/8,700 FT

6.2 Kilometer

You and your guide staff leave for Lukla on an early morning flight. It will be an adventurous ride as the Hillary airport is a steep airstrip that is actually hanging off the side of a mountain.  After reach Lukla, you meet the rest of our trekking staff and begin trekking to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.

Day 04:

Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

5 to 6 Hours Trekking.

Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner.

Tea House/Lodge.

3,440 M/11,283 FT.

9.4 Kilometer.

The trail moves forward along the side of Dudh Koshi River. During the trek, we cross several suspension bridges and pass several villages and chortens. You can enjoy a good view of Mt. Thamserku from Benkarand and Toktok village. Your trekking permits will be checked at Monjo as we enter the Sagarmatha National Park.

A descent and a gradual walk bring us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through a river and we reach the Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we climb up towards Namche Bazaar, the magnificent sights of Kwangde Peak, Kusumkangaru peak, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains greet us. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05:

Namche Bazaar: acclimatization Day

3 Hours Day Hiking.

Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner.

Tea House.

3880M

In the high altitude trek, acclimatization is important for anyone to adjust to the gradual change in environment. It will also help us to prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).  Today we hike to Khumjung villages, enjoy the Himalayan vista from Syanboche or tour the street of Namche Bazaar.

We can also visit the Tourist Visitor Center where we can see a variety of things related to the first Everest ascenders and Sherpa culture. This visit will also get us acquainted with various plant and animal life of the Everest region.

Khumjung we can even visit a monastery that houses a yeti scalp! We also climb up to the airstrip above Syangboche and enjoy incredible views of Kongde, Thamserku, and Khumbila mountains. Overnight at Namche.

Day 06:

Namche Bazaar to Phortse tanga or Dole.

5 to 6 Hours Trekking.

Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner.

Tea House.

(3810 m/ 12,496 ft)

We leave Namche Bazaar on a trail with gradual up and down. On the way, you are likely to see Himalayan pheasants, musk deer, and Himalayan Thar. We then begin descending to Kyanjuma. 

From Sansa, we follow the Gokyo trails and from Mong, we get a glimpse of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche, and Khumbila mountains. Our trail descends to Dudhkoshi Khola after which it is an uphill climb through rhododendron forests before reaching Phorse Tenga. You get good views of Tawache and Cholaste mountains.

Day 07:

Phorse Thanga Or Dole to Machhermo

4 to 5 Hours Trekking.

Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner.

Basic Lodge.

(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft.)

When you cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, you are likely to come face to face with local wildlife like pheasants, mountain goats, and musk deer. Our trail passes through forests, waterfalls, and bridges before reaching Dole. 

You climb on a steady trail through a scenic ridge with views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku mountains. We ascend from Luza village and walk above the Dudh Koshi River. 

We continue walking through small villages and sandy trails before reaching Machhermo. We can visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital for a lecture regarding altitude sickness, its precaution, and primary treatment.

Day 08:

Machharmo to Gokyo

5 to 6 Hours Trekking.

Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner.

Tea House.

(4800M/15,744 FT)

We ascend on a hill and enjoy views of the Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains. Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Phangga.

We descend to the river bank before climbing up to the terminal of the Ngozamba Glacier on a steep trail. We pass through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari before reaching Gokyo. On the trail next to the first lake, we see what is believed to be the footprints of a Lama (Buddhist priest). We explore Dudh Pokhari before calling it a night.

Day 09:

Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri/ or hike to fifth lakes

3 to 4 Hours Day Hiking.

Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner.

Tea House/Lodge.

5357 M/17,570 FT

Spend another day in Gokyo to acclimatize to the high altitude. If the weather is good, we climb Gokyo Ri today. From the top of Gokyo Ri we admire the Himalayan range and the  Gokyo lakes. We also hike to the fourth and the fifth Gokyo lakes. The 4th lake is only about 3km north of Gokyo.

It is marked by high cliffs and Himalayan peaks rising above it. We continue to walk a little further and reach the 5th lake. A climb up a nearby hill will guarantee us remarkable views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu.

We can see a lot more from here - the spot is called Scoundrel's Viewpoint. From the northern part of the 5th lake we see the Cho Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa Glacier which is the biggest glacier in the world.

Day 10:

Gokyo to Dole

4 to 5 Hours Trekking.

Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner.

Tea House.

(3810 M/ 12,496 FT)

Start to descend on a trail along the Dudh Koshi River and pass the first Gokyo lakes. On the way, we also enjoy views of the Cholatse and Taboche peaks. Our trail descends before climbing a hill. After reaching the chorten, we see great views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We walk past Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages before reaching Dole.

Day 11:

Dole to Namche Bazaar

4 to 5 Hours Trekking.

Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner.

Tea House/Lodge.

3,440 M/11,283 FT.

Descend on a steep trail to Phortse Thanga admiring rhododendrons, wildflowers and waterfalls. You also come across mountain goats, musk deer, pheasants, etc. From Mong, we can admire a good view of Khumbila peak. On our way to Namche the view of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kangtega mountains are ours to admire. After walking for a while, we reach an intersection where the trail from Sanasa meets our trail. We walk on a trail that clings to a forested slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. After reaching Namche army camp hill, we look back to see Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche for one last time. About a kilometer from here is Namche Bazaar.

Day 12:

Namche Bazaar to Lukla

6 To 8 Hours Trekking.

Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner.

Tea House/Lodge.

2,800 M/9,184 FT.

We descend on a rocky trail and cross several suspension bridges before walking on a leveled trail. The air is warmer as we walk on the same trail to reach Lukla. Our trek in the mountain ends after we reach Lukla. We spend our time reminiscing about our time spent in the mountain.

Day 13:

Fly to Kathmandu

40 Minutes Flight And 30 Minutes Driving.

Breakfast.

3 Star Standard Hotel.

1350M

Complete the trek and we will fly back to Kathmandu on the earliest possible flight. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off to rest. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner to enjoy with our trek leader and staff to mark the end of our trip in Nepal.

Day 14:

Final departure

30 Minutes Driving.

Breakfast.

None.

Our Company representative will pick us up from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport 3 hours before our scheduled flight.

  • Meeting on the airport's first day in the airport and all airport to hotel transfers during domestic and international flight time.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu 2 nights according to the above-mentioned program with breakfast in a 3-star standard Hotel.
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trekking in twin sharing room (add-on single supplement US$ 50 if rooms are available in the mountain).
  • Air transfer from Kathmandu or Ramechap to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Ramechap with all airport tax.
  • All necessary permits like Sagarmatha National park entry permits and Khumbu Municipality local permits.
  • Guide services during the programs (First-Aid Trained, English Spoken, Ministry of tourism trained, with salary food accommodation and Insurances.
  • Strong Sherpa porter during trekking with his salary food and insurances from Lukla.
  • First Aid Kits with your guide.
  • A welcome or Farewell dinner according to your itinerary in Kathmandu's typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Equipment for trekking is just a sleeping bag and down jackets- in case you do not have your own (must return after the trek is complete).

Gear List

Footwear: Trekking Boots (Gore-Tex, Waterproof, and use at least some days before trek due to protect from Blister)

Trekking Shoes: For lower altitude trekking or teahouses wear except hiking time very useful instead of the slipper.

Warm Socks and think socks for trekking and teahouses wear.

Clothing: Headwear: Cap and Buff with a warm hat can find in Thamel at a very low cost.

Fleece gloves and wool gloves.

 Down jacket with the hoods (we suggest -10 degrees).

Waterproof jacket windproof hood and Skirts.

Waterproof pants.

Trekking Pants (lightweight).

Sleeping bag (lightweight and very good quality).

Quality thermal underwear.

Lightweight fleece.

Warm fleece.

Shorts hiking pants for lower elevation hiking.

T-Shirts at least 3 pairs.

Raincoat or Poncho.

The light dress for the Photographs is very good.

Other Equipment’s:

Day backpack and Porter duffel backpack with rain covers.

Sunglasses (need good quality).

Microfiber towel (No towel provided by teahouses during trekking).

Thermos and water bottle.

Head torch for morning sunrise hike or sunset hike after back to Hotel.

Personal First-aid Kit with medicines.

Trekking poles.

Lip Balm and Sun cream (SPF 50 or more Suggested)

Sanitary napkins (wet).

Toilet paper and other paste Brush.

Camera with enough memory card and Mobile Phone.

Power banks and Pairs of batteries for the Camera.

Pencils and notebook for Daily writing.

Playing cards and reading books for teahouses free time.

Note: There is no medicine for altitude sickness. The main things you need to have good acclimatization and slow walking. We suggest if you are good confident on trek no need medicine. Diamox helps a little faster.

After you reach an altitude of 3000m start take a Diamox 250mg medicine in the morning just 1 per day. It helps to hikes more tolerate with height.

Hypoxia and vitamin:

Prepare the body without stress and mountain diet take 2 Vitamins before start the trek.

 For increasing the Physical activity recommend taking Hypoxen before 1 week prior to the trek.

Reviews
Sindre
Sindre
Norway

Chose Mission Himalaya for our Nepal trekking to Gokyo lake as my friend recommend this company. They were extremely helpful in organizing what my friend says is true. Arranged a very good hotel in trekking, all the staff were very accommodating. Our guide Chhanda was extremely helpful. Great experience, highly recommended guide and porter help.

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