Gokyo Peak and Lakes Trek

Gokyo Peak and Lakes Trek

The promising alternative to the conventional treks in Khumbu Region, Gokyo Peak and Lakes Trek proceeds through the rarely trodden trekking trail towards Gokyo Valley that allows the enchanting vistas of four massive snow clad mountains over 8.000m altitude including the World’s tallest Mountain-Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Lhotse. Gokyo Trek follows relatively less challenging trail and offers more gratifying vistas into the raw nature in comparison to Kala Patthar. These very features have made Gokyo treks the striking option to classical Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar Trek.
Sauntering through the mesmerizing Gokyo basin and unraveling its prized possession of five turquoise blue Gokyo Lakes, having picturesque views of the exotic Gokyo Valley, indulging in the engaging 360 degree views from the giant Gokyo Ri Peak that stands tall with 5.360m height, rejoicing the view of the largest glacier in Himalayas, Ngozumpa Glacier that stretches itself between Cho Oyu and Gyachung, strolling through the tranquil verdant woods of blooming alpine flowers including rhododendron and traveling through the Highland Villages of Sherpa ethnics with a chance of familiarizing with their customs and traditions are major attractions of Gokyo Peak and Lakes Trek.
Our trekking experts have formulated 18days moderately strenuous ‘Gokyo Peak and Lakes Trek’ package that gets triggered with a pleasant flight to Tenzing Hilary Airport at Lukla from where the sensational trekking experience towards the pristine mountainous land initiates as you trek towards Phakding. Walking past the lively marketplace at Namche Bazaar that is often regarded as the Gateway of Khumbu region, the trail then traverses several Highland Sherpa Villages before leading to the beautiful Valley of Gokyo from where a return trip is made through Dole and Thyangboche to Lukla that marks the end of trekking as we take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary Outline of Gokyo Peak and Lakes Trek:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1.360m) Transfer to hotel

Day 02: Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Day 03: Flight to Lukla Trek to Phakding (2.600m)

Day 04: Trek to Namche (3.446m)

Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche

Day 06: Trek to Mong La (3.892m)

Day 07: Trek to Dole (4.084m)

Day 08: Trek to Machhermo (4.465m)

Day 09: Trek to Gokyo (4.750m)

Day 10: Trek to Gokyo Ri Peak (5.360m)

Day 11: Explore around Gokyo, Visit fifth Lake

Day 12: Trek to Dole (4.084m)

Day 13: Trek to Thyangboche (3.875m)

Day 14: Trek to Monzo (2.835m)

Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2.827m)

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 17: Free Day in Kathmandu

Day 18: Departure

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1.360m) Transfer to hotel:

As soon as you disembark upon the vicinity of Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our hotel representative who will be eagerly waiting for your arrival. You will then have a pleasant short ride through the cheerful streets of Kathmandu which will convey you to our hotel premises that is bound to give you the sensation of a home far from home. After refreshment, you will be detailed about your itinerary package and then you can soothe your tired body by lying idle in our lavish and comfortable bed. 

Day 02: Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu:

Kathmandu is better known as ‘City of temples.’ It is a vibrant city that is rich in its cultural heritages. In fact, Kathmandu Valley alone holds seven UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Sites. After lunch, a guide will lead you to our private coach that will take you through the enchanting half day trip around Kathmandu encompassing The Pashupatinath Temple Complex that is one of the holiest shrines in the world dedicated to Lord Shiva, The Bouddhanath Stupa which is the most venerated Buddhist Stupa for Tibetans outside Tibet and The Swayambhunath Temple also known as ‘The Monkey Temple’ which enlists as world’s one of the ancient Buddhist Stupas of the world. The tour concludes with your visit into the Basantapur Durbar Complex better known as Kathmandu Durbar Square that once used to be Royal Residence.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla Trek to Phakding (2.600m):

35minutes of adventurous flight through mountains will lead us to Tenzing- Hillary Airport at Lukla. Disembarking in Lukla, we will begin our wonderful trekking experience with a gentle drop which then continues above large village of Chaunri Kharka and proceeds through verdant woods to Kusum River which later continues along Dudh koshi River to make it to Phakding where we will be staying overnight.

Day 04: Trek to Namche (3.446m):

Gaining accessto serene Sagarmatha National Park belt from Manju, we will cross the suspension bridge and continue walking along the bank of Dudh Koshi River which we will cross once again through Hillary Bridge to escalate uphill to Namche Bazaar which is better known as Gateway to Everest Khumbu Region. Namche Bazaar is thronged with hotels and lodges. We will stay in Namche Bazaar for the night.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche:

Since there is going to be significant increase in altitude from Namche Bazaar, having one spare day at Namche Bazaar is a must o get acclimatized with the higher altitude. Since experts advise subtle walking to remaining idle for nullifying the effect of higher altitude, we will wander around the Bazaar and visit nearby local villages.

Day 06: Trek to Mong La (3.892m):

Pursuing the easy trail for about one and half hour will lead us to Kyanjuma from where the trekking route escalates uphill to Mongla located at 3.892m altitude. Conquering Mongla though is a bit strenuous act, will be an exhilarating experience as it rewards us with the striking close-up views of giant mountains and Thyangboche Valley.

Day 07: Trek to Dole (4.084m):

Following the steep trail downward from Mongla, we will arrive at Phortse from where the trail escalates the slope to make it to the pretty small village of Dole that exists at an altitude of 4084m height. Dole is popular for its 180 degree panoramic views of several snow clad mountains while it is equipped with lodge facility as well.

Day 08: Trek to Machhermo (4.465m):

Walking past the small settlements of Gyele and Luza, we will traverse the meadows to arrive at Machhermo Valley located at 4.465m altitude. Plenty of lodges with better facilities are available at Machhermo. We will stay overnight in one of the lodges at Machhermo.

Day 09: Trek to Gokyo (4.750m):

Clambering the ridge, we will enjoy the enchanting views of Cho Oyu and several other peaks and continue walking to Gokyo Basin which is blessed with five lakes of copper blue colored freezing lakes.  Walking past the longest glacier system named Ngozumpa Glacier, we will arrive at Gokyo Basin where we will be staying overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Gokyo Ri Peak (5.360m):

About 2hours of strenuous ascent will lead us to the summit of Gokyo Ri Peak that is popular among trekkers for offering better mountain views than from Kalapatthar. Gokyo Ri Peak endows the kaleidoscopic views of four out of eight mountains with colossal height of more than 8.000m height namely Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu mountains respectively. Later we will return back to our camp in Gokyo basin.  

Day 11: Explore around Gokyo, Visit fifth Lake:

It is taken as the spare day. We will utilize this opportunity to unravel the wonders existing in the Gokyo basin premises whereby we will as far as the fifth lake. The entire path is blessed with unmatched epic vistas of natural marvels that make the trek a memorable one. 

Day 12: Trek to Dole (4.084m):

About 5hours of trekking through the trail that undergoes through the series of ups and downs will lead us to Machhermo from where the trail prolongs to Dole located at 4.084m altitude where we will be staying overnight.

Day 13: Trek to Thyangboche (3.875m):

From Dole, we will return back to Phortse and walk along the Imjatse Khola Valley that opens up at Pangboche. Crossing the bridge at Imjatse River, we will enter the Pangboche Village from where the trail escalates uphill to Thyangboche at an altitude of 3.875m altitude. 

Day 14: Trek to Monzo (2.835m):

Lowering down the way to Phortse Tenga, we will cross the bridge over Imjatse River from where the trail ascends the inclination to Sansa. Later we will lower down to Monzo that exists at close proximity to Sagarmatha National Park entrance.

Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2.827m):

Continuing through the bank of Dudh Koshi River, we will walk all the way to Phakding which further takes us to Lukla. We will stay overnight at Lukla as it is inconvenient to take a flight during day period due to the blowing of hurling wind.

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu:

It takes 35minutes of pleasant flight to take us back to domestic airport at Kathmandu from where we will be conveyed back to our hotel where we can lie idly on the comforting bed and soothe our aching limbs.

Day 17: Free Day in Kathmandu:

Thamel is a very happening place for travelers. The freak streets around Thamel is clustered with shops selling souvenirs like thangka, pashmina shawl, curio goods, Nepalese Art, Mandala, handicraft products and many more invaluable goods which you can buy for  your near and dear ones back at home who are anxiously waiting for your arrival. Rickshaw ride around Thamel is the wonderful experience especially in the evening.

Day 18: Departure:

18th day marks the end of our trekking package. After having the sumptuous breakfast, you will be driven to Tribhuvan International Airport boarding a plane from where will take you to your next desired destination. We are happy to serve you and hope to see you soon in near future.


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