Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking

This trek features the unbelievable scenery of the remote Gokyo Valley and its festival of beautiful turquoise lakes, moonscape-like glaciers, and stunning mountain vistas that include Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu – four of the eight highest peaks on earth. The 360-degree view from Gokyo -Ri is the best in the Khumbu Region.

The beginning of this trek is the same as hiking to Everest Base Camp. On the way, we’ll stay two nights in the village of Namche Bazar to acclimatize. Namche Bazar allows us to peak into the lifestyles of the Sherpa inhabitants and Buddhist communities. Namche is considered as the trading center for the Khumbu region, and people walk from as far away as Tibet every Saturday to sell their wares here. This is also the hub onto which each trail converges, so yaks and people compete for space in this amphitheater style city.

After visiting Namche, we will head up to the valley leaving the usual Everest trail and following the rivers run off from the Ngozumpa glacier. After two days we will stop again in the village of Machhermo for another rest day and the chance to hike up to Machhermo -Ri. Our next stop will be the Gokyo Valley.

Your arrival into this high mountain valley called Gokyo is welcomed by a string of cobalt blue lakes that continue for the 3-hour hike to Gokyo Village, which sits at the foot of Gokyo-Ri (5357 meters) a huge black mound of rock and dirt. The next morning, you are invited to take the 3-hour hike to the summit of this black, rocky mound to witness the 360-degree Himalayan view offered only from this vantage point. The Himalayas stand like giants guarding the border into Tibet. From Gokyo -Ri you’ll see much more than Mount Everest views, as there will be magnificent panoramas of many of the other 8000-meter peaks as well.

“Many trekkers take Everest Gokyo Lake trekking as the substitute of Everest Base Camp trekking as it also offers a marvelous view of world’s towering peaks including Mt. Everest with glacier and glacial lakes.

Itinerary


Many trekkers take Everest Gokyo Lake trekking as the substitute of Everest Base Camp trekking as it also offers a marvelous view of world’s towering peaks including Mt. Everest with glacier and glacial lakes.

  • Day 1:

    Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick us up from the airport and take you to your Hotel. A welcome dinner in the evening, where we can enjoy authentic Nepalese cuisine along with a brief cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 2:

    Catch a morning flight to Lukla (2,850m) and after taking a good rest, trek to Phakding (2,610m).

  • Day 3:

    Trek to Namche Bazar (3,450m).

  • Day 4:

    The entire day is for acclimatizing in Namche Bazar. Those who wish to hike can do an optional trekking to Syangboche airstrip (3,750m) and Khumjung (3,800m).

  • Day 5:

    Trek to Dole (4,050m).

  • Day 6:

    Trek to Machhermo (4,470m).

  • Day 7:

    Today, early morning trek to Gokyo Lake (4,750m) for pristine views

  • Day 8:

    Hike to Gokyo Ri (5,360m) and descend back to Machhermo

  • Day 9:

    Today, return to Namche Bazar.

  • Day 10:

    Descend back to Lukla.

  • Day 11:

    Catch a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

  • Day 12:

    Transfer to hotel or drive to airport for final departure

Cost, Includes and Excludes


Cost Includes

  • All International Arrival and Departure Transfer
  • Domestic airport transfers
  • Flight to/ from Lukla
  • Comprehensive Trekking map
  • Everest Trekking Permit
  • All the available best accommodation and full board meals on the trek
  • Our Extensive knowledgeable licensed guides and porter services
  • Applicable government taxes.
  • Twin sharing accommodation for 2 night hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show

Cost Excludes

  • All the personal expense like Alcoholic beverages, Bottled drinks etch
  • Medical and Travel Insurance.
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks or any other expenses of personal nature.

Personal Information


Trip Information


  • Duration

    12 Days
  • Destination

    Nepal
  • Difficulty

    Hard