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Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking s

Key Information

14 Days
Max People: 10
Max. Altitude : 5357 m
Activity : Trekking
Start - End : Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
Transportation :
Trip Season : March to May & September to November
Joining Date :


Overview

The sparkling, pristine blue and green water Gokyo lakes are Nepal’s most prominent trekking sites in the Everest region. Everest Gokyo Lake trekking comprises the freshwater over the highest point in the world around 5000 meters. It is an ideal tour for the explorer to see the reflection of high mountains in the beautiful holy lakes of Gokyo valley.

This trek is the marvelous journey over Khumbu province. Your eyes encounter with the pinnacles of such mighty Himalayas. As it is an alternative route for the Everest Base Camp Trek for enjoying with the lofty Himalayan spirit. Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Cho Oyu(8188m/26844ft), Lhotse(8516m) are the 8000 above altitudes majestic mountain series to catch on your eyes in this trek. The Gokyo lake trek is a marvelous journey on the planet. As prime, the valley is the prime settlement of Sherpa people known as the pearl of the mountains.

Beyond the trekking, in the Himalayan region of Khumbu valley, one should not have to miss the Everest Gokyo lake trekking. Travelers have the chance to experience Himalayan Sherpa Tibetan cultures and their warm greetings. You feel that you are in the heavenly place on earth when you go up to the fifth Lake of Gokyo. From there, astounding view of Mount Everest and Cho Oyu come closer in your eyes.

In addition, the trip decorates with the abundance of silver snowcapped peaks and the Nagozumpa Glacier which is the biggest glacier in Nepal. Another attraction of this Gokyo lake trip is best to point to see the many Himalayan ranges of the Everest region is Gokyo Ri (5320 m). Your continue walking for three hours steep up from Gokyo reach on top of Gokyo Ri and the award is a breathtaking view of Mt.Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lola, etc. While you heading up to the Gokyo valley you walk up to the dense forests of rhododendron and alpines and there is the possibility to encounter the wildlife of Sagarmatha national park.

In most instances, this trekking also significance for its religious phenomenon, Hindu people respect as a high religious holy lake of Gokyo. The lakes are considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists. They take a bath in the lake during the Janai Purnima Festival which usually celebrates in August. The site worships as the residency place of Naga Devata,(snake god) taken as the god of rain. There is a small temple of Hindu deities lords Shiva and Bishnu is located at the western corner. They have a strong belief that if anyone harms shouldn’t harm wildlife and birds in area has traditionally preserved the fauna.

 


Included in this tour

* All ground transportation including airport departure 

* 3 nights accommodation at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast 

* Kathmandu city tour including all entry fees, tour guide, and private vehicle 

* Full board meals during the trek including tea/ coffee ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

* Provide best available twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek: we provide       private bathrooms in Lukla, Phakding and Namche Bazaar

*Seasonal fresh fruits 

* One experienced, supportive, friendly guide, porters (1 porter for two trekkers) and their salary, food, accommodation, and accidental insurance, equipment for all staff

* Round trip flight Kathmandu - Lukla and Lukla - Kathmandu including taxes 

* Duffle bag for trekking 

* First Aid kit 

* Sagarmatha National Park  Permit fee

* Tims Fee - Trekkers information management system (need two passport size photo please  for permit)

* Government taxes and office charges 

 

   

 

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Excluded in this tour

* Travel insurance 

* International fare 

* Nepal entry visa 

* Any kind of drinks like mineral water, coke, beer, etc.

* Snacks and other personnel expenses 

* Hot shower during the trek except for Lukla, Phakding, Namche Bazaar

* Personnel trekking equipment 

* Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and driver 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
 After you landed in Kathmandu airport our company representative welcomes you, and transfers to the hotel and explains about following day’s program and check-in hotel then rests in overnight say at the hotel.


 Day 02 – Kathmandu valley sightseeing overnight stay at Hotel
 Do City tour among World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley including, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Pashupatinath Temple is significant for the cremations of dead bodies. Sadhus and masterpiece of Hindu art and architecture. Many Hindu people from India and Nepal come to worship Lord Shiva. In Bouddhanath Stupa you will see the largest stupa in Asia belongs to Buddhism. On the other hand, Swoyambhunath stupa also known as the monkey temple is the best point to observe Kathmandu valley, hills, and Snow Mountains. Kathmandu Durbar square is another major heritage site to visit for its Newari art and architectures also can see the living goddess Kumari.

Day 03 – Fly to Lukla and trek up to Phakding (2652m/8699ft) overnight stay at the tea house, 3 hours hike
Early morning drive to the domestic airport of Kathmandu for flight to Lukla. The Lukla flight is an awesome experience in your life of 25 minutes. Their caretaker will take care of your luggage and head towards Phakding. Trek to Phakding walk along the rocky trails and walk along the Dudhkosi River and view the MountKusum Kanggaru then finally reach to the Phakding overnight stay at tea house.
 

Day 04 - Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440/1128ft) overnight stay at tea house 6 hours hike
After breakfast, we start walking along the riverbank of the Dudhkoshi River past through the rocky trails. The way goes through the dense forest of pine and rhododendron crisscross over several suspension bridges and reaches up to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mount Everest. This is the center point for trading all kinds of trekking gears and foods as it is the big market in the high Himalayan area most of the Everest region treks connect here as it is the trekking junction of all trekking of Khumbu region. Namche is the most prominent place to view the attractive view of mountains on the horizon. This place is the acclimatization spot for all the trekkers. On the hike up to Namche Bazaar have the opportunity to see the first glimpse of Mount Everest from Top Danda.
 

Day 05 - Namche Bazaar and Khumjung village
This day most importantly sectioned for acclimatization for doing around surroundings villages for your adjustment with the altitudes. After breakfast start the hike up to Syngboche Airport (3700m), the walk inside the pine and rhododendron forests. Have the panoramic view of mighty Himalaya in the zenith including Mt. Everest. After walking through the meadow reach the Khumjung School also know as Hilary school and get in the Khumjung village(3790m) located in the lap of Mount Khumbila (5761m). On the way back we visit the Everest photo gallery and stay in the hotel.
 

Day 06 – Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200m/13776ft) overnight stay at the tea house, 5 hours hike
After breakfast, we head over easy trails up to Sanasa and way go steeply up the pine and rhododendron forests. In the spring rhododendron flowers are blooming in the site makes graceful around the area. The way crosses over many terraces of Himalayan yak herd grazing terrace and reaches to Mong La Danda. Then way steep down to Phorche Thangna, then the path goes up to rocky trails in the dense forests of different plants then react to Dole.
 

Day 07- Dole to Machhermo (4400m/14432ft) overnight stay at tea house 5 hours hike
After breakfast trek up to Machhermo walking steep up in the high grassland. There are Yak pastures for grazing and see the mountain scenery and reach Luza( 4360m). The route continues to climb over along the side of the valley, high above the River, crossing sandy pours to Machhermo.
 

Day 08 – Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m/15416ft) overnight stay at tea house 4 hours hike
After breakfast, you climb towards the Gokyo as you award with the beautiful scenery of Mount Kangtega and Cho- Oyu(8201m). Additionally, we walk from alongside Phangan and walk on the messy moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier the biggest glacier of Nepal. Furthermore, we witness the series of stunning pristine deep green Gokyo lakes step by step in our hikes such as a first lake, second lake, and third lake. After heading up past over the second lake we reach to Gokyo and stay there and go to see the Himalayan panorama and Ngozumpa Glacier and rest in the tea house.
 

Day 09 – Hike up to the fifth lake (5000m) 5 hours walk up and down.
After breakfast starts the hike up to fifth lake taking pack lunch with us because there is no place for lunch place on the way. Hike in the rocky trails makes you feel as you are walking in a part of heaven as the environment is very peaceful and beautiful. After you are walking up in the way we get in the fourth lake in the winter all lakes almost frozen and sometimes it has half frozen and half deep green water makes your mind fabulous. As walking along the path you see most of the mountains in the Mahalangur Himalayan Range such as Mount Everest, Cho- Oyu, and other mountains very closely. Then get after fifth lake hike down to Gokyo and overnight stay at tea house.
 

Day 10 – Hike up to Gokyo Ri and Trek down to Dole (4000m/13776ft) Duration: 5 hours
Early in the morning wake up and hike up to Gokyo Ri. You need to take a trekking light to see the way as we walk in the dark for towards Gokyo Ri walking around 3 hours. You will see the splendid view of varieties of mountains like Mount Everest, Mount Cho- Oyu, Makalu, Thamserku, Amadablam and many more. Likewise, hike down to tea house in Goky eat breakfast and trek down to Dole.
 

Day 11- Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft) overnight stay at tea house. Duration: 6 hours
Trek down to Namche Bazaar seeing by the most stunning view of virgin mountains, Rhododendron, and alpine forests.
Day 12 – Trek down to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
Trek steady down along the bank of the Dudhkoshi River to the beautiful Sherpa habitant Bazaar Lukla where you will take your flight to Kathmandu overnight stay at Guesthouse.
 

Day 13 – Fly back to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we go to Tenzing Hilary airport and take our boarding card and fly to Kathmandu and sometime if flight early we need to eat our breakfast in Kathmandu and rest in the hotel go around Thamel overnight stay at Hotel.
 

Day 14 – Farewell
Visit around the local market of Ason where you can see Nepali foods for sell and local people and shopping as per your wants then in the evening transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport and fly back to your home.

 

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Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking
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