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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Discover, Ascend, Immerse: Gokyo Lake Trek – Where Wildlife, Peaks, and Sherpa Culture Unite!

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek - 14 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotel/Mountain Lodge
Max. Elevation
4790M
Meals
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Flight

Trip Highlights

  • UNESCO heritage site exploration in Kathmandu.
  • Everest Region Exploration.
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8516m, Ama Dablam 6856m, and others.
  • Explore the highest lake where highland aquatic ecosystems flourish.
  • Nepali food and cuisine.
  • Lead by the experienced trekking guide.
  • Experience the hospitality of Sherpa people.
  • Explore the flora-fauna of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Explore Gokyo Valley, Ngozumba Glacier, few lakes exploration.

Trip Overview of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is the most interesting trekking destination in the Himalayan region of Mount Everest. It is a beautiful way of exploring the highest Himalayas. The highlight of the trek includes reaching up to Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Valley. Similarly, the trip is to explore rugged Sherpa people, rich Buddhist culture, hidden Buddhist monasteries, and amazing landscapes for all adventure seekers.

An organized Everest Gokyo Lake with Tourist Link Treks and Expedition (P) Ltd has a fitting itinerary that includes your arrival and departure days from Nepal. The pleasure trip to Everest Gokyo Lake Trek frequently starts in on early in the sunrise with the scenic flight to Lukla from the capital city of Kathmandu, it takes around 30 minutes. On the way, we’ll stay one night in the village of Namche bazaar for acclimatizing, that day we’ll visit Khumbu valley where you have to explore rugged Sherpa people, rich Buddhist culture, government school, monastery and wonderful mountain scenery such as Cho Oyu (8153 m), Gyachung Kang (7922 m), Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,501m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Pumari and Makalu. The plus point is that the trekkers will benefit from the glorious views of the Gokyo Lake the mode to the offspring.  Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is actually a target planned for understanding awesome and lovely side by side so, it is a cheer to tramp Everest Gokyo Lake Trek formerly in natural life.

Additional Information: 
The best time for this Everest Gokyo Lake is September to November and March to May. We offer small group and individual fit trekkers with lower budget costs. As per our practical experience of successfully operating the trek several times before, here we have designed a perfect day-to-day itinerary including a safe acclimatization day. We will provide proper instruction and guidelines by our experienced crew, authentic information, and other required essentials while making your memorable adventure trip departure in 2023 and 2024.


Introduction:

Embark on a truly exclusive adventure with the Everest Gokyo Trek, meticulously crafted by Tourist Link Trek & Expedition. This trek unveils the lesser-explored gems of the Everest region, renowned for its pristine highland lakes and flourishing aquatic ecosystems. The Gokyo Lake system boasts 19 stunning lakes nestled along the Ngozumba glacier, a colossal ice expanse originating from Mt Cho-Oyu (8,201m). Traverse this unique landscape to witness all the majestic peaks seen during the Everest Base Camp trek. Ideal for trekkers seeking an unconventional exploration of the unspoiled Mt Everest region, this journey promises a distinctive and awe-inspiring experience. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders and cultural richness that define the Everest Gokyo Trek, a testament to the artistry of Tourist Link Trek & Expedition.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel/ 25-min drive / Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing / UNESCO world heritage site /5-hour/ Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m and trek to Phakding 2600m /3.5-hour/ Overnight at mountain lodge.

Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazar 3440m / 6-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazar, Hike to Everest view point 3860m / 5-hour hike / Overnight at mountain lodge.

Day 06: Trek Namche to Phortse-Tenga 3500m / 6-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 07: Trek Phortse-Tenga to Machhermo 4410m/ 6-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 08: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo 4750m / 6-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 09: Rest in Gokyo, Trek to Gokyo-Ri 5360m / 4-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 10: Trek Gokyo to Dole / 5-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 11: Trek Dole to Monjo / 5-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 12: Trek Monjo to Lukla / 5-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 13: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu / 30-minute flight / Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Final departure, Transfer to International airport / 25-min drive.

Explore Everest Region:

Explore the Everest region, home to the world's towering peaks, vibrant Sherpa culture, and ancient monasteries. Nestled within the UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha National Park, this region is a treasure trove of natural wonders. Rich in flora and fauna, encounter Himalayan thar, Musk deer, snow leopard, and spotted deer species within the sanctuary. Immerse yourself in the unique customs and centuries-old traditions, gaining a detailed experience of this remarkable UNESCO World Heritage site. The Everest region beckons with its unparalleled beauty, cultural richness, and diverse wildlife, offering an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

Explore Gokyo Lakes System:

Embark on an extraordinary journey with the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, unlocking the hidden wonders of Gokyo Valley, a lesser-explored gem in the Everest region. The Gokyo Lake system boasts 19 pristine lakes, including six sizable ones, flourishing with highland aquatic ecosystems. The mesmerizing turquoise-green lakes undergo captivating color transformations throughout the day, sometimes freezing into solid ice during winter. Surpassing Everest Base Camp in global acclaim, this trek offers a unique perspective with stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, and Makalu—all above eight thousand meters. Gokyo Ri, at 5,360m, provides an overwhelming experience of nature's beauty, making this trek a cherished discovery. Join us to witness the allure of Gokyo and its captivating landscapes, a testament to the unparalleled wonders of the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek.

Scenic flight to the Himalayas:

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey with our 'Scenic Flight to the Himalayas' experience. Starting in Kathmandu, the world-renowned flight to Lukla aboard a small aircraft unveils the rugged beauty of the Himalayan landscape. Marvel at the highest peaks, terraced hillsides cultivated by local farmers, and meandering rivers originating from the Himalayas. The traditional houses dotting the route provide a picturesque view. A perfect blend of adventure and breathtaking scenery awaits on this remarkable airborne expedition.

Explore Everest region:

Explore the Everest region, home to the world's towering peaks, vibrant Sherpa culture, and ancient monasteries. Nestled within the UNESCO-listed Sagarmatha National Park, this region is a treasure trove of natural wonders. Rich in flora and fauna, encounter Himalayan thar, Musk deer, snow leopard, and spotted deer species within the sanctuary. Immerse yourself in the unique customs and centuries-old traditions, gaining a detailed experience of this remarkable UNESCO World Heritage site. The Everest region beckons with its unparalleled beauty, cultural richness, and diverse wildlife, offering an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

Sherpa people and culture:

Discover the resilient Sherpa tribe in the Everest region, renowned for their mountaineering prowess and genetic adaptation to high-altitude, thin-air environments. Devotees of Vajrayana Buddhism, also known as Tibetan Buddhism, the Sherpas impart a spiritual essence to the Himalayan landscape. Sacred monasteries, some dating back centuries, adorn the region, accompanied by ubiquitous Mani walls, stupas, and chortens along the trail. Infused with vibrant prayer flags, the atmosphere resonates with energy, offering an immersive experience of the Sherpa culture, spirituality, and the profound traditions that shape the Everest region's breathtaking tapestry.

Ancient Monastery exploration:

Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of the Everest region adorned with numerous monasteries, nunneries, stupas, chortens, and Mani walls. These sacred sites amplify the richness of Sherpa culture, offering glimpses into the spiritual legacy. In each village, monasteries showcase exquisite Buddhist Thangka paintings portraying Vajrayana deities in precious colors like gold and silver. For a deeper exploration of Sherpa heritage, a visit to the museum in Namche Bazaar unveils a captivating journey through artifacts and exhibits, providing a comprehensive understanding of the Sherpa people's cultural and religious significance in the heart of the Himalayas.

Observe Mt Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, and Mkalu all 8Ks.

Indulge in the pinnacle of Everest views atop Gokyo-Ri 5360m during the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. While glimpses of Mt Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu all mountains above eight thousand meters, grace various points along the trek, Gokyo-Ri offers an unparalleled advantage. This incredible journey ensures an exclusive vantage point for observing the mighty Everest, an iconic experience that sets this journey Trek apart. Revel in the awe-inspiring majesty of this towering mountain, a highlight that crowns the trip with unmatched grandeur and the distinction of witnessing the world's tallest mountain, Nepal's largest glacier, Gokyo Lakes.

Booking Information:

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Safety and Logistics:

For comprehensive information on safety and logistics, please refer to the FAQ section on our website. Find all essential details, including safety measures, recommended trekking gear, weather insights, and emergency protocols. Your safety is our priority, and we've curated a resourceful FAQ to ensure you're well-prepared for your trek. Explore this section for valuable insights, and feel free to contact us for any additional assistance. We're committed to providing you with a secure and enjoyable experience on your journey to the Everest region.

Testimonial:

Explore glowing reviews from our satisfied clients on major social media platforms and renowned travel portals such as Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor. We take pride in our commitment to delivering exceptional service, evident in the overwhelmingly positive feedback from past travelers. As we continue to strive for excellence, we invite you to discover firsthand accounts of memorable journeys and outstanding service. Join us on our quest to uphold and enhance this legacy for even more efficient and delightful adventures in the days ahead.

Conclusion and Farewell:

Embark on an unparalleled adventure with the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, a journey that redefines adventure and explores the Everest region in unprecedented depth. Revel in plush accommodations with warm, cozy rooms, relish delectable meals, and benefit from a supportive guide and porter. The exclusive mountain flight service adds a touch of opulence to this extraordinary experience. At Tourist Link Trek and Expedition, we never compromise on service quality, earning us a reputation for excellence and garnering positive feedback from our clients. Join us for a journey where ultra-luxury and unforgettable moments converge in the heart of the Himalayas.


Map

Itinerary

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, a warm welcome awaits from Tourist Link Treks and Expedition. Our representative will meet you at the airport and provide a 20-minute transfer to your hotel. During the drive, you'll receive an overview of your upcoming journey, setting the stage for an exciting adventure in the beautiful Himalayan region.

In the early morning, a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is guided by your trek leader, offering breathtaking mountain views during the 30-minute journey. Upon arrival in Lukla, you'll pause for refreshments, meet your porter, and receive a trek briefing. The day's trek to Phakding, lasting about 3 hours, concludes with an overnight stay at a luxurious mountain lodge.

In the early morning, a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is guided by your trek leader, offering breathtaking mountain views during the 30-minute journey. Upon arrival in Lukla, you'll pause for refreshments, meet your porter, and receive a trek briefing. The day's trek to Phakding, lasting about 3 hours, concludes with an overnight stay at a luxurious mountain lodge.

Embark on the 4th day of your adventure, trekking from Phakding to the enchanting Namche Bazaar at 3,440m. The trail, after a gentle rise from Jhorsalle, guides you past a scenic waterfall. Traverse picturesque villages amid splendid Rhododendron, towering fir trees, and fragrant magnolia forests. Weather permitting, catch your first breathtaking views of Kusum Kanggru, Thamserku, Everest, and Nuptse. The day's highlight is a steep ascent to the charming Namche Bazaar, at 3,440m. Rest for the night at a cozy guesthouse, savoring the warmth of this Himalayan haven. A day filled with natural wonders and awe-inspiring mountain panoramas awaits.

Following breakfast and a picturesque sunrise, the trek ascends uphill. After 2 hours, we reach the renowned Hotel Everest View, a Guinness World Record holder for its breathtaking Mount Everest vistas. Lunch is enjoyed here before embarking on a village walk and a visit to a local monastery, home to the legendary Yeti's skull, offering a fascinating cultural experience.

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast before ascending to the nearby Sherpa Museum. The following flat hour-long trek rewards you with a 360-degree Himalayan panorama featuring Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaroo, Kwangde, Chotatse, and Araktmse – a truly breathtaking spectacle. Keep an eye out for Himalayan Thar and Musk deer along the trail. The Dudhkoshi River's gentle flow adds to the joy. As you reach Sanasa, the path diverges: one leads to the regular EBC trail, while we follow the route to Gokyo Valley. The slightly inclined ascent takes you to Mongla Danda, the birthplace of revered Saint Dorje Sange. Descend to Phortse Tenga for an overnight stop amid this Himalayan sanctuary.

Embark on a brief day trip, crucial for acclimatization to higher altitudes. Traverse a forested route, catching the first glimpse of the majestic Cho-Oyu peak (8,153 m). The trail winds through enchanting Rhododendron and juniper forests, with towering conifers enhancing the scenic beauty, especially in spring. Passing through lush pasturelands and settlements, you'll reach Dole. The journey continues through rocky terrain adorned with dwarf rhododendrons, leading you to the picturesque destination of Machermo. Overnight accommodations await at a cozy Mountain Lodge, providing a comfortable haven amid this high-altitude adventure. Embrace the serenity of the surroundings for a rejuvenating night's rest.

Follow the trail, ascending a hill for breathtaking views. Descend by a river, then climb steeply up the glacier Ngozumpz's terminal moraine. En route, pass serene lakes before reaching Gokyo (4,750 m), a collection of stone houses by the lake. The mountain vistas in the Gokyo region are simply spectacular. A two-hour climb to Gokyo Ri (5,350m) unveils panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Kang Gyachung, Lhotse, Makalu, and Tawache Cholatse. Rest for the night at a welcoming Mountain Lodge, surrounded by the beauty of this Himalayan haven. It's a day of awe-inspiring landscapes and unforgettable moments.

Embark on the Gokyo Peak adventure early, with a steep climb for the first 30 minutes leading to the summit adorned with prayer flags. In just an hour, savor breathtaking views of Cho, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The panorama spans from west to east, creating a magnificent spectacle. On the journey, relish stunning views of Gokyo Lake and the trek to Doles. Rest for the night at a comfortable Mountain Lodge, surrounded by the majesty of the Himalayas. It's a day filled with awe-inspiring sights and the tranquility of this high-altitude sanctuary.

Day 10 of the Everest Gokyo trek begins with a journey to Dole after a hearty breakfast. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely walk downhill, soaking in a new perspective after acclimatizing to higher altitudes. Descending offers a unique experience, allowing you to explore surroundings with a fresh outlook. Keep a lookout for wildlife in the sanctuary as you descend, adding to the adventure. Rest for the night at a cozy guesthouse, relishing the tranquility of this mountain retreat. It's a day of varied terrain, wildlife encounters, and the simple pleasures of the Himalayan journey.

Post breakfast, the trek leads to Khumjung at 3,770m, the largest village in the Sherpa settlement. Immerse yourself in the Sherpa lifestyle, observing their authentic cultural activities. The village features a high school, a project supported by Sir Edmund Hillary, offering a glimpse into the Sherpa commitment to education. Explore the monastery, home to preserved Yeti skulls, adding a touch of mystique to the cultural experience. Spend a restful night at a guesthouse, surrounded by the rich cultural tapestry of Khumjung. It's a day of cultural immersion, education, and the unique charm of Sherpa village life.

Day 12 brings the return journey to Namche Bazaar, retracing the trail through familiar landscapes. Descend through the route, pausing for a one-hour lunch break in Jorsale village. Continue the walk to Phakding, where a comfortable guesthouse awaits for the overnight stay. This marks the culmination of the trek, allowing you to revisit picturesque spots and savor the journey's memories. Embrace the tranquility of Phakding, surrounded by the natural beauty that characterizes the Everest region. It's a day of reflection and relaxation as you conclude your Himalayan adventure.

On the 13th day, your return journey from Lukla to Kathmandu awaits, with a convenient flight. Reflect on the incredible Everest Gokyo trek as you decide on your next steps. This flexible conclusion ensures you can tailor your schedule to your preferences, making it a seamless transition from the Himalayan adventure to your onward journey. Enjoy the freedom to choose and the memories of an unforgettable trekking experience in Nepal.

This is your last day in Kathmandu so after having breakfast in the morning you can explore the unexplored. You can do souvenir shopping for your beloved as well as you can explore the husteling and busteling street of Kathamdnu where many street vendor sells their stuff and commodity. Tourist link Treks and Expedition offers the airport drop facility with warm farewell hoping your next visit soon with us.


What's included?

  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu) including departure tax
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Entry fee for Sagarmatha National Park (Please bring two passport-size photos for permit)
  • A local fee of Khumbu valley or instated of TIMS
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company
  • Farewell dinner before departure

What's not included?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from hometown
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Lukla, Phakdhing, and Namche
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

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Essential Information

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking what you need know?

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...

Weather

Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...


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