Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek

Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek

Everest Gokyo lakes trek provides us an opportunity to experience the amazing high alpine yak pasture, Sherpa culture and sparkling glacial lakes in the lap of Everest. Everest Gokyo Lakes trek is considered a traditional trekking that offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas. The image of this region is associated with the towering views of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of above 8000m such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake. One of the most remarkable features is the view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung located in Khumbu region.

Everest Gokyo lakes trek starts after a 35 minute flight from Kathmandu landing at Lukla (2860m) tiny airstrip, where the adventure really begins. We spend the next few days trekking and interacting amongst the mountain people also known as Sherpas, we stay at local lodges and trek into the heartland of their villages. Everything is organized in combination with Sherpa people and its culture. Along the trek we will pass the legendary Buddhist monasteries with the views of Everest, Ama Dabalam and many other snow towering mountain peaks getting closer by the day. We will have rest days in the villages of Namche bazaar and Gokyo valley that will allow us to explore the regions and to acclimatize, which is very essential too. After climbing to Gokyo Ri (5480 meters), we return at a leisurely pace back to Namche bazaar and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.

 

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Itinerary

Trip Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu 
Day 2 Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m), trek to Pakdhing (2640m), 3 to 4 hrs trek.
Day 3 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3445m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Day 4 Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and hike to Everest view hotel.
Day 5  Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4040m) via Khumjung (3800m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Day 6 Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4150m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Day 7 Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m), 5 hrs trek.
Day 8  Climb/trek to Gokyo Ri (5480m) back to Machhermo via Gokyo village, 6 hrs trek.
Day 9 Trek from Machhermo (4150m) to Namche Bazaar, 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Day 10 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2880m), 5 to 6 hrs trek.
Day 11 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes.

Note: If above itinerary couldn’t meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Date & Cost

 

Cost Includes

  • The entire airport picks up and drops
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Lukla return trips.
  • Everest National park fee with trekking permit
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card)
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Guest house or mountain lodges) during the trekking period
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Any bottled drink such as coke, Fanta, beer, wine, mineral waters, etc
  • Internet/wifi, hot shower, phone calls and laundry services
  • Your travel insurance and tips for guide and porters. 

Trip FAQ

Trip FAQ

Yes, you will have no problem for comfy accommodation on the route. You will be staying in tea houses on all days of the trek. But if you wish to rest on a single room that may not be possible. You may have to share the rooms in the tea house with the fellow trekkers.

You will most likely start encountering snow from Day 6, en route Machhermo. Besides, you will be walking on glaciers on a few days between Days 8-13.

Everest Gokyo Ri is not a beginner’s trek. So, it could be a difficult attempt for the beginner trekker. You may have to invest more effort and extra hours on the high altitudes during this trek.

The Tea houses you find on the trials provide a variety of meals. You will find them easily in almost every tea houses. You can get to enjoy Dal-Bhat, Momo, Chowmein, Soup, Pizza, noodles etc. But during the peak season, you may have to wait in a queue to get the food. So, it is a good idea to pre-book for the food.

You will continue to trek if it rains. Your poncho should protect you. Carrying a backpack cover for protection from rain is important. Your group leader or guide will take a call for the group should you stay back in case the weather turns worse. In this case, you will use the buffer days.

You will get drinking water at the tea houses where you will be staying. Yet for your day’s trek, 2 ltr of water should be enough. Please note that there can be times where you will need to buy drinking water. For instance, once you reach Gorakshep till the time you descend. And this water bottle will cost you NRs 350 for 1 litre.


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