Code GLT • 14 Days •
Gokyo Lake trek is one of the most popular treks in the Khumbu region in Nepal. There’s a good reason why it’s so popular. The views are simply incredible:
Sacred glacial lakes high up in the mountains fitting perfectly with a panoramic view of the sparkling Himalayan Mountains in the background.
The largest glacier in Nepal lying right beneath the Cho Oyu (8,188m). And the highest mountains of the world at your sight. Gokyo Lake Trek is an ultimate opportunity to the witness the brilliance of the Mt. Everest and its surroundings. Because of its elevation and terrain trekkers get to gaze out over vast stretches of striking terrain.
The trek involves a climb to Gokyo Ri (5483m), which is located just above the Gokyo Lakes. From Gokuo Ri trekkers get to see beautiful views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu.
Other major highlights of this trek includes the Ngozumpa Glacier. The Ngozumpa, located below Cho Oyu (8,188m) is the largest glacier in Nepal with a length of 36 kilometers, composed of nothing but ice!
Gokyo Lake Trek is also a good opportunity to discover the culture of the region. Through the trip, trekkers will be making their ways through Sherpa villages. It’s an awesome way to observe the local Buddhist culture, Tibetan Monasteries and know more about the culture and traditions of the Sherpa people.
The trek begins after a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla the trail goes through Sherpa villages like Namche moving upwards through beautiful high altitude landscape to the Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Ri.
DAY 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu
After your trip to Kathmandu, We will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. On the way you could have your first impress about Nepalese culture.
Change of sceneries guaranteed. Sounds, smell, rickshaws, colours, street… You could have a rest in the hotel.
DAY 2 – Fly fromKatmandu to Lukla – 3 hours flight (2,616 m)– Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) 3 hours
After a good night sleep, we will flight from Kathmandu to the Tenzing – Hillary Airport at Lukla. Unpon arrival, we will strat the trek to Phakhing. The trail comes around the DudhKosi Valley before to uphill to Phakding. We will spend the night in this spring of some twenty lodges.
DAY 3 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) / 5 hours trekking
We will cross a river thanks to a suspension bridge and uphill following the shoreline to Chumoa, where there are some coffee shops. Afterward we will walk through the forest and different small villages. The last two hours, uphill climb to Namche Bazaar village, also know with the nicknamed of the capital of Sherpa.
We will spend the night in guesthouse.
DAY 4 – Acclimatization day.
Because of the altitude sickness, you will have a free day in Namche Bazaar but if you are feeling good and wants to explore, you could hike to Syangboche Everest View hotel (the highest hotel in the world) to observe close view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lhotse.
Overnight in guesthouse.
DAY 5 – Trek to PhorsteThanga (3,680m) / 5 hours trekking
The trail will start with gradual ups and downs and we could be lucky to see Himalayan animals like, pheasants or musk deer. We will go down to DudhkoshiKhola and go up through rhododendron forest before reaching Phorse. This place is a good view point on Tawache and Cholaste mountains.
We will spend the night in a guesthouse of PhorsteThanga.
DAY 6 – Trek to Machherma (4,470m) / 5 hours trekking
Our trail will pass through forests, waterfalls and bridges before to reach Dole. Afterward we will climb steady on a scenic ridge and walk above the DudhKoshi River and through small villages. Once arrival in Machherma, if you want, you could visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital before to sleep in a guesthouse.
DAY 7 – Trek to Gokyo (4,790m) / 5 – 6 hours trekking
The trail climbs and gives an excellent view of Kantaga and big Mountain Cho-oyu. Then, we will descend to the riverbank before to climb up to the moraine Ngozamba Glacier. We will pass through Longpongo, RabocheTsho and DudhPokhari, which are high-altitude lakes, we will take time to enjoy those landscapes and we will finally reach the beautiful high-altitude lake: Gokyo.
We will spend the night in a guesthouse.
DAY 8 – Trek to GokyoRi (5,364m) and back to Gokyo / 5 hours trekking
To enjoy the most beautiful and peaceful view of Gokyo Lake with mountain range in the background, we have to climb on a steep trail. We will spend time on the top to enjoy the beauty of nature and to congratulate ourselves to reach GokyoRi.
Afterward we will go down to Gokyo and you will have chose to have a rest or explore the lake area.
Overnight in a guesthouse.
DAY 9 – Trek to Dole (4,200m) / 6 hours trekking
It’s time to go back down. The trail, which lead Dole run along the DudhKoshi River, pass through different small villages and give some good view points.
Overnight in Dole’s Guesthouse.
DAY 10 – Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village (3,780m) / 5 hours trekking
It is still time to enjoy the beauty of the Himalaya. The trail is colourful with rhododendrons, wildflowers and waterfalls and it offer some viewpoints on different peaks.
Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
DAY 11 – Trek to Lukla (2,804m) / 6 hours trekking
Today it will be our last 6 hours trekking on a rocky trail and we will cross several suspension bridges.Overnight in Lukla.
DAY 12 – Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (3 hours flight)
When you will arrive in Kathmandu, Asian Journey will pick you up to transfer you in your hotel. You could decide to have a rest after the efforts made during the trek, or you could visit Kathmandu. Our team could help you to manage some visits and to book a taxi for you. We will provide you a map of the city and give you some advices about what you could visit.
Kathmandu is rich in Hindu and Buddhist monuments and temples, which are very interesting to visit.
DAY 13 – Kathmandu
It is important to add a day in your itinerary, in case of the weather conditions for our fly back. Like the day before you will have free time to enjoy as you want.
DAY 14 – Fly back home
We will transfer you to the airport and hoping you spent a beautiful time with Asian Journey in the Himalaya.
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