Gokyo Lake Trek Details:
|Max Elevation:||5,360 m||Best Time:||Oct-Dec & Mar-June|
|Trekking Permits:||National Park Permit, TIMS, Local Permit||Domestic Flight:||KTM/Ramechhap-Lukla-KTM/Ramechhap|
|Guide & Porter:||Experienced||Hidden Charges:||No|
Gokyo Lake Trek is one of the best trending treks in Nepal where you can explore the most beautiful glacier lakes in Nepal. Among 5 beautiful Glacier lakes in the Gokyo region, you will cross 3 beautiful glacier lakes which are the best in the Khumbu region. However, the main attraction of this trek is the 360° panorama view from Gokyo Ri.
The trek includes a climb to Gokyo Ri is at an altitude of 5,357m which is the same as Everest Base Camp 5,364m. From the top of Gokyo Ri, you will witness the four highest mountains in the world i.e. Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu & Mt Cho Oyu.
Gokyo Lake Trek is also the best alternative route to Everest Base Camp Trek.
- Airport picks up & drops
- Two-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
- Baggage allowance 10kg check-in & 5kg hand carry
- Guide flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- Lodge accommodation during the trekking
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & dinner tea or coffee per meals only in trekking
- Fresh fruits with dinner
- WiFi internet 10 GB
- First Aid kit
- National park permit
- TIMS Card
- Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality local permit
- Trekking equipment: Down Jacket & four-season sleeping bag
- English speaking, government license holder trekking guide
- Sherpa porter (food, accommodation, insurance, salary- one porter for two trekkers)
- Water purification
- Coordination for emergency cases
- Farewell dinner at the reputable restaurant
- Nepal visa fee
- Travel Insurance
- Additional baggage charges on domestic flights
- Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery charge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot shower on the lodge, heater, phone calls, etc
- Soft and hard drink
- Tips for guide and porter
- Any additional night stay in hotels in case an early return from the trek or an extended stay in Nepal
- All your personal things which are not mentioned in cost included
Today will be the welcome day for you in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. After your arrival at the International Airport of Kathmandu, our team will be there to pick you up. You will be brought to the deluxe hotel of Kathmandu for one night stay.
In the evening, we will have a short meeting to discuss about the information of your insurance as well as the trip. Similarly, the main focus of this meeting is to give you information and to let you meet with the guide.
Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to the domestic airport for the Lukla flight. Lukla flight will only take 25-30 min from Kathmandu as well as you don’t have to worry about the turbulence.
Likewise, if the Lukla flight from Kathmandu got high traffic then you will be taken to Ramechhap for Lukla. It will take a little time from Ramechhap to reach Lukla.
The Lukla flight is the best scenic flight you will get in Nepal. You can have a great view from the plane. From there you will trek to Phakding.
We will start our trek to Namche Bazar early in the morning after a delicious breakfast. Today you will enter through the Sagarmatha National Park to reach Namche Bazar.
Following the Dudh Koshi stream, you will have your Lunch at Jorsalle which is the last village before reaching the Namche Bazar. Similarly, while trekking to Namche Bazar, you will pass many suspension bridges as well as you may encounter some caravans too.
After climbing a steep hill, you will reach Namche Bazar where you will stay for the night. This area is the town of Sherpa’s and the most crowded area where you will get good food and lodges.
Today is the acclimatization day where you will explore Namche Bazar 3,440m. Acclimatization day is very important so that you won’t get AMS when trekking ahead.
You can hike to Syangboche to watch beautiful mountains including Mt Everest or you can go to the Museum to learn some old cultures and traditions of Sherpa’s.
Namche Bazar is a developed area with facilities of a coffee shop, Banks, Restaurants, ATM machines, and many more. So, today you can enjoy your day by tasting food or exploring the area.
After a wonderful stay in Namche Bazar, we will start our next trek to Dole with a short breakfast. First, we will walk to Lausasa where we will encounter the two routes. The right route is the path to EBC whereas the left route leads to Gokyo Lake.
Taking the left route, it is a steep climb to reach Mongla 3,973m with amazing views and then a downhill path to Dudh Kosi River at Phortse Thanga where you will have your lunch.
After lunch in Phortse Thanga, we will then trek to Dole which is steep upward. In this valley, you will encounter the rhododendron forest with juniper and conifers trees. At the time of spring, this place will be covered by wildflowers which will look like paradise.
We will then cross Tongba and Gyele villages to reach Dole with a super view of Khumbila and Tawache 6,542m. Here, you will have a night’s stay and a good meal.
Trekking to Machhermo will take up to min 4hrs, walking through the rhododendron forest and smaller bushes of juniper.
Today, you will cross Lhabarma Kharka and Luza and then skirting around a ridge downhill to Machhermo village. After reaching Machhermo, we will have lunch and full leisure at day time. You can also call this day acclimatization day.
After having breakfast at the tea house in Machhermo, our trek will continue to Gokyo 3rd Lake. We will continue our walking by the side of a glacier, passing 1st lake and the 2nd lake first. Then after crossing those lakes, we will reach the third lake known as Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake.
At the Gokyo 3rd lake, you will see the settlement with fantastic views of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang that reflect on the emerald green waters of Gokyo Lake. There, you will have your night stay and preparation for the next destination.
You can see the Gokyo Ri Hill also from here which you will climb tomorrow as well as Renjo-la pass.
Today is the day where you will climb to the highest point of this adventure called Gokyo Ri 5,357m. We will start our trek early in the morning to Gokyo Ri.
Gokyo Ri is one of the main highlights of this trip. It is a small peak above the Gokyo 3rd lake. And with an altitude of 5,357m, it offers a panorama view of Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche, Mt. Makalu, Kangtega, Thamserku, and many more.
You will have a short break at Gokyo Ri to take some photos or videos and to enjoy it. After that, you will head downhill to Gokyo again and then to Dole following the same routes.
It will be easy to trek to Dole because it will be downhill and there will be plenty of oxygen level. After reaching Dole, we will stay for an overnight.
Today we will descend to Imjatse River at Fortse Thanga then again, a short steep uphill to Mongla Danda and Lausasa. After that, it will be an easy trek to Namche Bazaar where we will stay for a night stay.
After an exciting and fabulous Gokyo Lake trek, we will head back to Lukla which will take up to 7 hours. Today we will stay at Lukla for a night stay at a good lodge/hotel.
Finally, you will head back to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. Pristine Nepal guide and staff will transfer you back to your hotel after your arrival. We offer a farewell dinner at a reputable restaurant with a culture show.
It’s a day where we will depart from each other. Our team will drop you to the airport as per flight time. Before the flight, we will have a short conversation about the trip so that you can help us to progress more.