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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake Trekking is known to be among the most beautiful valleys in the entire globe. This attractive valley lies in the heart of Khumbu region. Comprising of green meadows and pristine lakes, the valley is highly enduring enough to attract most of the explorers. People from all around the world come to the country to experience an adventurous holiday. If lucky enough, they come to know about this trekking region and instantly decide to go for the trip.

Trekking in Gokyo Valley is all about exploring the beautiful lake Gokyo and the Gokyo RI. These are the major attractions of the trek. Also, the views from Gokyo are like alternate ones to that from Kalapatthar. This particular trekking route is highly recommended for trekkers who wish to view glances of Mount Everest and other neighboring peaks with comparatively less physical and mental efforts.

Gokyo Valley Trekking follows the route through Everest Base Camp to Sanasa and continues following the banks of Dudh Koshi River up to the beautiful Ngozumpa glacier. The trail takes you through some of the most exquisite places of the country such as Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Phortse village, Machermo and several others. A remote settlement in Gokyo [4,750 m/15,583 ft] allows you to get into to know about the cultures and traditions of the local inhabitants. You can also optionally get into their lives to gain knowledge of their unique lifestyle and share your trekking experience as per your interest. The ridge above Gokyo provide splendid views of four of the prettiest mountain peaks Everest [8,848 m/29,029 ft], Lhotse [8,516 m/27,940 ft], Makalu [8,462 m/27,762 ft] and Cho Oyu [8,201 m/26,906 ft].


Outline Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338 m/4,389 ft].

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing Tours around Kathmandu Valley.              

Day 03: Flight to Lukla [2,848 m/9,344 ft] and trekking to Phakding [2,652 m/8,700 ft] 3-4 hours.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,280ft] 5-6 hours.

Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,280ft].

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phorse Village [3,810m/ 12,496ft] 5-6 hours.

Day 07: Trekking from Phorse Village to Machermo [4,470m/14,663ft] 4-5 hours.

Day 08: Trekking from Machermo to Gokyo [4,800m/15,744ft] 4-5 hours.

Day 09: Gokyo Valley- Climb Gokyo RI [5,357m/17,570ft] and hike to fifth lake. 5 – 6 hours.

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Dole that takes 3 - 4 hours.

Day 11: Trek from Dole to Namche. 4 – 5 hours.

Day 12: Trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2,848m/9,344ft].

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft].

Day 15: Final Departure to International Airport.


*Note: This in an outline trekking itinerary of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. We can customize the itinerary as per your request & holiday duration. Feel free to contact us.

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The Trip cost will be different depending on the Group Size, duration of trip and services required please contact us through our email info@mountainnepaltrek.com  with details to get better quote.


Cost Includes:

  • All surface transfers as per itinerary.
  • 4 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Round trip flight ticket to/from Lukla.
  • All necessary paper work and permits for trek.
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu.
  • Guide & porters during the trekking.
  • All meals & tea-house/guest house accommodation during trekking. (3 meals per day).
  • Medical supplies. [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Trekking certificate from our company “Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd”.
  • Farewell dinner after your trekking.
  • Our service charge & government taxes.

  

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals in Kathmandu except breakfast.
  • Your International airfares along with taxes.
  • Sightseeing entry fees during Kathmandu valley tour.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet and others.
  • Personal trekking equipment's.
  • Any extra transportation except in itinerary [we can arrange upon request].
  • Your travel insurance. [We recommended to all our client’s to make your travel insurance].
  • Helicopter rescue due to out of control. [Your travel insurance will cover if you have an insurance including it].
  • Tips to our trekking staffs.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft].

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport you will transfer to the hotel by our airport representative. After your freshness we will have talk about your trekking plan in the hotel or our office. You will meet your guide also. You can ask your question about the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing Tours around Kathmandu Valley.              

After your breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our excellent tour guide. Including Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple(Swyambhunath Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Squre, Patan Durbar Squre etc. In the tour you have to chances to learn historical, cultural and traditional background of Nepal. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla [2,848m/9,344ft] and trekking to Phakding [2,652m/8,700ft] 3-4 hours.

After having breakfast, you will transfer to airport with our guide to catch your flight to lukla. The exciting flight takes 45 minutes. The flight will pass through the stream valleys and most amazing mountains which makes it a unforgettable & major experience to you. After landing your flight in Lukla your trekking will start to Phakding which takes 3/4 hours walking. Through this episode you can explore stunning view of Mt Kusum Kangaru(6367m) and Mt Nupla(5885m). Stay overnight at hotel in Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,280ft] 5-6 hours.

Today, your trek will start after your breakfast to Namche Bazaar. The path follows the wonderful forests and Sherpa villages by passage through the Dudh Koshi valley. Along the trial, you can explore brilliant view of Thamserku(6608m), Kusum Kangru(6369m), Nuptse (7879 m) and the world highest mountain Mt Everest(8848m). Namche is the extra special place to build out how to leisurely walk from the bosses the watchmen. Namche Bazaar is known as a charming mountain town as well as the capital of Sherpa’s Peoples. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,280ft].

Today you will have a free day in Namche Bazaar an enormous village that is the business center of the Khumbu. Khumjung is another place to explore; you can be there after your short hiking from Namche Bazaar. You can visit attractive Chinese market, Sherpa village and of course you will get enjoy with the brilliant views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Mt. Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kwangde, and Mt. Nuptse. Stay overnight at hotel in Namche.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phorse Village [3,810m/ 12,496ft] 5-6 hours.

You must have enjoyed the prior night for certain in this amazing place. Today our journey starts through the regular ups and downs towards Phorse Village. Duration of trekking, you can take pleasure in superb views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and close up scenery view of Thamserku. After 5–6 hours of trek, we reach at Phorse Village where we stay for this night.

Day 07: Trekking from Phorse Village to Machermo [4,470m/14,663ft] 4-5 hours.

After taking breakfast we travel towards Machermo, our destination being nearer day by day. Crossing throughout various deferment bridges, we try to make our trekking more easily by commenting on the nature. Wildlife such as mountain goats, pheasants, and the mysterious musk deer seem more childlike. Stay overnight at tea-house.

Day 08: Trekking from Machermo to Gokyo [4,800m/15,744ft] 4-5 hours.

After having breakfast we will take you to one of the most attractive places in the country. We cross by a ridge named Chorten which is a wonderful position for gaining views of both down the valley and of the Mt Thamserku, Mt. Kangtega and Cho-Oyu as well. Our curiosity ends after we arrive at Gokyo and look at the nature around Gokyo. Stay overnight at teahouse.

Day 09: Gokyo Valley- Climb Gokyo RI [5,357m/17,570ft] and hike to fifth lake. 5 – 6 hours.

We go up the Gokyo valley today. The day is really designed for acclimatization but, it is not safe to stay at rest for the entire day. So we make a short and easy sightseeing by climbing Gokyo RI. Then we hike to the fifth lake and stay overnight there.

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Dole that takes 3 - 4 hours.

After having breakfast we continue our journey to Dole. As a warm up, we trek for only 3 – 4 hours this day that takes us to Dole. Stay overnight at tea-house

Day 11: Trek from Dole to Namche. 4 – 5 hours.

Today’s our journey is mostly downwards making steep descents. Major attractions of today are beautiful plants, great quantity of animals, birds and green forests of Rhododendron. After trekking about 4 – 5 hours, we would certainly get tired. So we stay at lodge in Namche Bazaar and get a shower and get comfortable in most possible ways.

Day 12: Trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2,848m/9,344ft].

Today your trek will start after having a breakfast in Namche. We will walk though pine and rhododendron forests with the views of distance snow-covered mountains before arriving Phakding. Enjoying the green view around and passing throughout the unbelievable mountain panorama and local Sherpa village access in Lukla. You'll have moment to leisurely walk around the local areas. In the evening you can enjoy a classic Nepalese dinner and cultural show in Namche Bazaar.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

The exciting flight takes 45 minutes. The flight will pass through the stream valleys and most amazing mountains which makes it an unforgettable & major experience to you. After landing your flight in Kathmandu we will pick you to the hotel and you have a free time. And in evening we will offer you farewell dinner with cultural show. Then back to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft].

Today you have a free time for the rest. You can go for a short sightseeing tour or do shopping. In evening we will offer you farewell dinner with cultural show. Then back to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 15: Final Departure to International Airport.

With remarkable memories taken, we announce an end to our wonderful holiday in Nepal. Our representatives will leave you to the airport to catch your flight before 3 hours of scheduled flight time on your ticket.

Information of passport and visas

You must to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date of your trips.  You can easily get visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuwan International Airport). Nepalese visas cost is USD 25 for 15 days & USD 40 for 30 days. 

Information of money & credit card

In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission as per Nepal’s Bank rules, on your payable amount of the total cost.  So, please be positive that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. The same, for your extra expenses as well which are not included in our cost. We would like to request you not to change your money in the Airport expect your emergency case. You get the exchange rate is very low there. Our office well provides you the facility to exchange your money. Or, you can change from Money Changers or bank as well. Master Card, Visa Card, Paypal also accepted in major shopping center and in most of the tourist class hotels. 

Bring required personal/official document

We want to suggest that to bring some of the required documents like valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), your travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu. For details information about the required official papers don't be hesitate to ask us. 

Case of flight delay

Flight by plane and helicopter are might be cancellations or delay cause of bad weather in remote areas. Some other times, operational complication may occur which is more possible to happen in Everest Region- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight, Annapurna region- Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flight, Dolpa, Simikot , Jumla region etc. As these flights have some problem with fixed schedule, it is also suggested to carry extra money for food and accommodations. Trekking in the remote areas, especially during unusual season, you’re advised to keep extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating result. In case of delay in flight previous to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to manage your accommodation and food costs by yourself. 

About your travel insurance

We request to all our valued clients to make and bring your complete travel insurance package. Your insurance must cover against medical, emergency evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, natural calamity, lost of gears, theft or damage your baggage etc. 

Electricity Crisis Problem in Nepal

It is difficult to told you that Nepal has an electricity problem because Nepal is 2nd richest country in water resource but it is true Nepal still facing the problem. It means there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are possible to have no battery backup. In that case Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotels have possible to run the TV and AC as well. But, only few of them are lies in this standard category.

So, be organized for this while you are traveling in Nepal.  For that situation, we suggested you to bring the flashlight with extra batteries. 

Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Mountains of Nepal

Trekking in the Mountains require to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude of Mountains. The basic clothing items are listed here please notice that.

Personal Equipment

  • Down jacket or sweater.
  • Wind/Water proof jacket (opt).
  • Down vest and/or jacket (opt)
  • Gloves (2 pairs).
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • T-shirts minimum 2.
  • Underwear (3).
  • Hiking shorts (2).
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light & Expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Wool pants.
  • Waterproof pants.
  • Thin, lightweight internal socks (4).
  • Thick, warm wool Trekking/Hiking socks (4).
  • Hiking boots with extra laces.
  • Camp shoes or sandals.

 Other Necessary Equipment

  • Sleeping bag at least rated to zero degrees F.
  • Head light with extra bulbs and batteries.
  • Basic First Aid Kit (Normal Medicine e.g. Sitamol, Diamox etc.)
  • Large plastic bags to keep dry inside items of trek bag.
  • Trekking Bag (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches is OK).
  • Water bottles (2).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Small washable towel.

 

*We manage all camping equipment for the Camping Trekking. 

Can I buy/rent equipment in Kathmandu

Yes, you can do that but it is not actually required to spend large amount of your money to buy extra equipment and clothing earlier to your trip because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from Trekking shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally contrived. Some Chinese equipment are possible to be more expensive but qualitative. You can take Sleeping bag and down jacket easily on rent. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1 per day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. Surely these items are more possible to be cheaper than those in your Country or hometown. We will display all the necessary equipment you need on the second day of your arrival. 

How to book my trip

First choose the trip which you want to do? Then contact us through mail or phone, email is more effective and clear as well, after getting your email or call we will process for your booking. To confirm your booking, we need 20% amount of your total amount the payment can be made throughout the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa Card) or through online money transfers also Western Unions, Money Gram or others. After we get the 20% amount your booking will be confirmed and you will get the official booking and payment receipt from us. The rest amount you can pay after arrival at our office or hotel.

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Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking and Hiking.

Trip Duration: 15 Days.

Trip Grade: Moderate.

Maximum Altitude: [5,357m/17,570ft].

Best Trekking Season: March-May and September-November are the best month.

Accommodation: 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu and lodge or tea-house during the trekking. (We can upgrade or downgrade hotel category in Kathmandu as per your request).

Meals: B/B basis in hotel of Kathmandu and full board during the trek.

Transportation: Private vehicle and flights as per your itinerary.

Group Size: Minimum 1 person.

Price: Contact Us