Gokyo Lake Trekking presents an exceptional chance to witness gigantic Himalayan ranges. The mountains are over 8000m including the highest Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and the Ngozumpa Glacier-the largest glacier in Nepal Himalayas.
We can also visit the Sagarmatha National park to view the protected floras and faunas. Most importantly, we will see the sights Gokyo valley has a collection of stoned houses and meadows on the shore of a great lake, Dudh Pokhari.
Overview of the Gokyo Lake Trekking Itinerary – 15 Days
To begin our trekking from Lukla Airport, walk down to the Dudh Koshi River. From here, we will stick with the major track to Namche Bazaar, a prosperous village situated in a huge secluded bowl-shaped region. You will have a marvelous experience here.
And the remarkable sight of the Khumbu mountains like Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m) as well as immense vistas of Everest will spellbind you. As we reach, Machherma the awe-inspiring vistas of Cho-Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku will captivate you.
We will also walk on the messy, risky moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier – the main glacier in Nepal.
We will be enchanted by varied scenery of the Gokyo Valley including the series of beautiful Gokyo lake. We will get to observe the first lake Longpongo situated at the height of 4690m.
Subsequently, the second lake, Taboche Tsho totally enthralled us with its shiny turquoise blue water alluring in the sun. In series, the third lake comes into sight. We will also notice that the Gokyo village set by the third lake and Cho-Oyu peak as a backdrop provides a wonderful sight here.
Trekking Guide Team Adventure offers an opportunity to travel around the wonderful destination and its remarkable sight with very reasonable Gokyo Lake Trek Cost.
One of the most noteworthy marks of the trek is the view of the wonderful ice edge between Gyachung (2922m) and Cho-Oyu located in the Khumbu region.
Best time for Gokyo Lake Trekking
The best season to go for Gokyo Lakes trekking is September to December and February to June. You will be accommodating at the lodge during this Gokyo Lake Trekking.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu Airport transfer to Hotel
As you land at Kathmandu airport, an agent from Trekking Guide Team Adventure will wait for you with a play card. S/he will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley. (Swayambhunath & Boudhanath Pashupatinath Temple & Patan Durbar Square) Overnight at Kathmandu.
This is the second last day in Nepal and after experiencing wonderful trekking. We will have an extraordinary sightseeing tour to some of the artistic and historical placed enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
You will make a trip to Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) lying on the hillock holds Buddha’s eyes on the four sides of the stupa.
Pashupatinath temple, a well-known Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva. It is located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River.
Boudhanath, one of the largest on the earth; and Patan Durbar Square lying centre of the town of Lalitpur which allures visitors showing up antique royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur once resided. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phakding 5hr (2610m). Overnight at tea house.
At 4:30 am, you can have a cup of tea and ask the hotel for your packing breakfast and be ready by 5 am at Hotel lobby, our car will drop you to the airport for your Lukla flight. Today we will take a wonderful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m).
After 40 minutes, we will land in a runway and our caretaker will help us carry our belongings. Then we will walk down to the Dudh Koshi River, where we connect with the main path to Namche Bazaar.
After moving all the way through the small area of Ghat (2550m), we will soon arrive at our tea house at Phakding. Overnight at tea house.
Note: The weather in Lukla is unpredictable and always changing. Sometimes due to bad weather, sometimes the flight may be delayed or cancelled. If the flight is cancelled, you will have to return back to the hotel.
The transportation back to the hotel and accommodation on this night is not included. You will have to pay additional for this yourself. If the weather is clear the next day, you will get either the 3rd or 4th flight to Lukla.
If still, the weather is not clear, there will be option for helicopter flights also. The cost of a helicopter flight is not fixed. It will be quoted by the airlines on the same day.
The airlines will use your flight ticket plus, you will have to pay an additional approx 250 to 300 USD. The total cost for a helicopter flight is 400 USD approx. You will have to pay an additional 250 USD combining your Lukla flight ticket.
The weather problem is rare, it only happens sometimes. But you need to know this information in case the weather goes bad. This does not happen all the time, this is only important information you need to know.
Day 04: Hiking up to Namche bazaar 5hr (3440m). Overnight at tea house.
From Phakding, we will move forward with a quite easy ascend to get to Jorsale and walk ahead passing a waterfall. Now, the track settlements are filled with amazing woods of rhododendron, magnolia trees as well as colossal firs.
Next, we will stroll to Namche going across some bridges. After that, we will climb moderately hundred meters and walk straight down and with one steeper way up all the way through the wooded region. We will trek for 4 hours today and stay at tea house.
Day 05: Rest day Namche Bazaar explore Hiking up to Everest view hotel to see Mt: Everest View (8848.86m) & Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m). Overnight at tea house.
This day is to rest at Namche Bazaar to get properly accustomed to the high elevated environment. At Namche, a prosperous village situated in a huge secluded bowl-shaped region, you will have a marvelous experience.
A remarkable sight of the Khumbu mountains like Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m) as well as immense vistas of Everest will spellbind you.
Additionally, we will walk to Thami (3810m) above the splendid Bhote Khola River Valley. We may also visit the Sagarmatha National park to view the protected floras and faunas. Overnight at tea house.
Day 06: Hiking up to Dole 5hr (4200m). Overnight at tea house.
We will go hiking from Namche Bazar after resting for a day. Today, our path will move downhill and then we will climb to pass via the Mon-La pass before reaching Phortse Tenga.
Also, we will pass the rhododendron and birch forest decked out with hanging lichens and mosses. Moving further on from Phortse Tenga, we will ascend to get to Dole.
On this day, we will walk for approximately 5 hours, we stay at tea house.
Day 07: Hiking up to Machherma, 4hr (4470m). Overnight at tea house.
We will depart from Dole to reach Machherma lying at the height of 4470m. On the way, we will notice the stunning valley where the rhododendron woods give way.
Significantly, the marvelous vistas of Cho-Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku will mesmerize you. On the whole, we will walk for 4 hours today and we will stay at the tea house.
Day 08: Rest day in Machhermo & explore there. Overnight at tea house.
Today in Machhermo, we will rest again to acclimatize with the high elevated atmosphere. We can also walk around Machherma situated at the height of 4470m.
The place hides the tale of the ‘yeti’ which killed three yaks and wounded a Sherpa girl in 1974. Overnight we will stay at the tea house.
Day 09: Hiking up to Gokyo 5hr (4790m). Overnight at tea house.
This is one of the significant days of the trek. In addition, you will go by Gokyo-Ri lying at the elevation of 4750m. Today we will ramble for approximately 4 hours.
Additionally, we will pass from side to side with Pangka and later we will walk on the messy, risky moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier–the major glacier in Nepal. We will also get to witness the sequence of stunning greenish-blue Gokyo Lake.
We will be enchanted by varied scenery of the Gokyo Valley as adjacent peaks flanking Tibet and Cho Oyu can be noted. We will after that get to to the second lake of stunning Gokyo which will completely enthrall you. At the shore lying on the east, we can notice the settlement of Gokyo. We will trek for roughly 5 hours today. Overnight at tea house.
Day 10: Early in the morning Hiking up to Gokyo peak 3hr (5360m) from there, we will see Excellent view of Mt: Everest & Makalu & back to down Gokyo, trek to down Dole. Overnight at tea house.
On this day we will hike up to Gokyo Peak taking around 3 hours and reach at an elevation of 5360m. From the peak, we can witness the striking panorama of Mt. Everest, Makalu etc. Then we will walk back moving downward to reach Gokyo again. We will trek further down to reach Dole. Overnight at tea house.
Day 11: Trek down to Khumjung Village 6hr (3780m). Overnight at tea house.
We will on this day trek to Khumjung village set at the elevation of 3780m. Dole actually blooms strikingly especially during the springtime with numerous flowers. Walking further, we will reach to hidden valley, Khumjung village. This is one of the most important villages in the Everest Region.
Here we will make a trip to Khumjung monastery and also see the sights of the surrounding village occupied by Sherpa people. Overnight at tea house.
Day 12: Trek to Down Manjo 5hr (2835m). Overnight at tea house.
We will leave Khumjung village. After that, the way moves to Syangboche runway which rewards us with charming peak views. Also, we will walk to Thame village.
As we depart from Thami, we will walk across the Bhote Khola by means of a bridge. We will after that walk all the way from side to side with the area of Thamo and get there at Namche Bazaar.
Walking down, we will cross the large suspension bridge above the Dudh Kosi River and then pass all the way through Jorsale to get to Manjo. Overnight at tea house.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla 5hr (2840m). Overnight at tea house.
This is the last day of the trek. We will walk ahead from Manjo to get to Lukla which is situated at the altitude of 2840 meters. Which takes approximately 5 hours. Here we will celebrate the success of our trek. Overnight at tea house.
Day 14: Early in the Morning fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Early in the morning, we will fly to Kathmandu on this day. After that, we will transfer to our hotel in Kathmandu. Rest of the day to explore around Kathmandu if any remaining. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 15: Morning breakfast. Departure transfer to Kathmandu airport.
Today is the last day of the trek in Nepal. Our representative will help you to drive to the airport for departure.
Trip information about Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight
The Everest trek includes a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Sometimes the weather of Lukla becomes bad, at which time the flight cannot take place. So, in this case, there may be a delay or cancel of the flights.
You will have to be prepared for this. This does not always happen but may sometimes happen depending on the weather condition. The weather of Lukla is unpredictable, that’s why.
We recommend you to have a few more days after the trek in case the flight is delayed or canceled. If you have a tight schedule, it will be hard to manage your return flight.
So, even the Gokyo Lake Trekking is of days 15 days, we recommend you to have 2 to 3 extra days. If the flight does not happen for 2 to 3 days, then we will divert you to Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Kathmandu to Pokhara flight for your benefit.
We also recommend you to have an extra budget for helicopter charter to return back from Lukla to Kathmandu. The helicopter cost is 3500 USD charter flights. It will be approx 500 USD per person which you can pay us by cash or credit card.
Trip booking information
Please send your flight details arrival Kathmandu airport, passport photocopy attached by email. You may deposit 25% trip advance money in our bank account, the rest of the money can be paid when you arrive in Kathmandu before trekking departure.
- Airport pick up and drops by car/van/bus.
- 3 Night’s standard accommodation in Kathmandu twin sharing basis with breakfast. (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
- Your meals main course (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
- Domestic Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK)/domestic airport tax.
- All accommodations in lodges/Tea houses during the treks.
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS). National Park Entry Permits
- An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
- Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
- All transportation .
- Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
- Medical supplies (First aid kit will be available).
- Our service charge and government tax.
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu. You will require 2 passport size photos, $30 USD per person .
- Your personal travel insurance covers helicopter rescue, medical bill
- Your personal equipment for trekking. [Sleeping bag(-15), down jacket, Trekking shoes, sun glass, sunscreen, gloves, trekking stick].
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Your all meal lunch & dinner while you stay in Kathmandu.
- Local government tax of 20 USD per person to be paid in Lukla counter directly.
- In the Lukla flight, the luggage of 12 kg is only included. If you have extra baggage, You will have to pay extra per kg Rs 100.
- If there is early arrival or late departure other than the trek date, and if you are back to Kathmandu early from the trek due to any problem or rescue, the extra accommodation is not included.
- Your trip includes only one time airport transfer to and by Lukla. If you have to return back to hotel again and again go to lukla airport because of weather problem, it will be your additional pay.
- Your personal expenses, personal hygiene.
- All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. (Tea, Coffee, Mineral Water, hot water)
- Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
- Hot shower and laundry during the trekking.
- Tips for the guide and porter as per your interest, how you are happy with them
- Kathmandu sightseeing entry permit. (USD$26)
- Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
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