Gokyo trekking or gokyo trek tour is one of the best and MUST DO trekking adventures in Nepal. Gokyo trekking as well as 5th Lake trek takes you to the unbelievable scenery of the remote Gokyo village and its beautiful turquoise lakes, moonscape-like glaciers, and stunning mountain vistas that include Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu (4th Tallest mountains) on earth. Gokyo trekking or gokyo treks is considered a traditional trek of Everest region an excellent Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in Nepal’s Himalayas.
is associated with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal. The tallest mountains which is higher than 8, 000 meter are Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu and are clearly visible within 360 deg angle from Gokyo Ri. One of the most remarkable features is the views of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2,922m). We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency intends to make your journey to gokyo trekking and gokyo ridge hill station trekking tour a memorable one for your life time. With a carefully designed package and a team of experienced manager, guide and porter, your journey with Gokyo Treks will be reliable and full of fun!
Day 1Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Transfer to Hotel.
Upon arrival at the airport, you would be received by our representative and then transfer to hotel
Day 2 Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m/9,352ft) and then to Phakding (2650m.)
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.).After breakfast we start our trek to Phakding (2640 m.). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in a stone throwing distance on the opposite bank. In the late afternoon, we reach Phakding.
Day 3 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,249ft.)
Having breakfast at Phakding, we commence our trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.).The trail goes along the right bank of Dudh Koshi. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We then reach Benkar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village Monjo. We then come to Sagarmatha National Park Service where a park entrance fee is to be deposited. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks Dudh Koshi to the right Bhote Koshi to the left. Now we begin steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.).Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazaar (3440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
Day 4 Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3780m/12,361ft.) via Syangboche
Taking breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we would be heading towards Khumjung (3780m.) Sherpa Village. During the trekking, you can hike to the summit of Syangaboche hill station offers superb views in 360 deg angle. After lunch, if you want can hike to the Khunde Village for an hrs hike. Overnight at Khumjung.
Day 5Khumjung to Dole (4200m/13734ft), 6 hours
Leaving Khumjung we have a choice of two trails up to Mong La. The left one goes through the rocks, steep up. The right one is used as yak trail. Both the trails join just before Mong La. After steep down to Phortse Tanga, the trail goes gently to Dole passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen.
Day 6 Dole to Machermo (4410m/14,421ft).
Today we would be trekking from Dole to Machermo (4410m.). Walking along the alpine meadow enjoying yaks and alpine highland birds and flowers, with view of Cho Oyu (8153m) to the North is rewarding one. Overnight stay at Machermo.
Day 7 Machermo to Gokyo Lake (4790m/15,663ft), 4 hours.
We climb up the moraine on the far side of the village and then walk gently downhill to the village of Fanka. The path enters a very steep region where the path is cut into a cliff. Arrive at the foot of a rock staircase and begin the slow climb upwards. We then enter at a wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi and mark the first of the Gokyo Lakes, populated with its amazing high altitude ducks. Just before Gokyo, there is a Chautara (resting place) covered with prayer flags. Gokyo village can be seen from here.
Day 8 Gokyo Lake to Gokyo Ri (5,360m/17,527ft.) and back to Gokyo.
We climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri early in the morning to have stunning views of the upper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas like- Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8201m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) and after lunch hike to 4th & 5th lake. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo 5th lake are rewarded. After sightseeing around there back to Gokyo Guest house for overnight stay.
Day 9 Day 09: Gokyo lakes to Phortse village, 4 / 5 hrs.
Walks descend to reach the very beautiful village of Phortse, for our second home stay component in Sherpa houses. This village has over 20 Everest summits, and you meet a lot of them right there in the village. The village is famous for its tolerance and conservation of wildlife, so sights of deer and pheasants is common here.
Day 10 Trek to Pangboche (3930m/12,851ft), 6 hrs
We head up the hill in back of Phortse to the ridge where we look down on Tengboche Gompa across the Dudh Koshi valley. Today’s trail also has fantastic mountain views and a trail that rivals yesterdays, though not as long. We contour around the eastern side of Taboche, with a few small crests, for just over three hours to reach Upper Pangboche, where we stop for a look at one of the oldest Gompas (500 years) in the Khumbu. From the hotel, one can treat to a sunset over Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. It’s a nice walk up past the Gompa to another hermitage, tucked away at the mouth of a narrow gorge and a good place to scour the small shops for left-over Everest supplies, as many of the Everest Sherpas come from Pangboche.
Day 11 Pangboche to Namche Bazaar.
A wonderful walk along well used yak trails down to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi, through rhododendrons and past ancient, moss-covered mani walls to Debouche, where we’ll stop at the Ani Gompa, or nunnery. Afterwards, we start the steep climb to the spectacularly set Tengboche Gompa, backed by the massive wall of Kantaiega. We’ll stop to visit the Gompa, have some tea, and descend steeply to Phunki Tenga and the bridge across the river. A last steep climb and some contouring through scrub, pine forests and rhododendron eventually leads us to Kyangjuma, where we stop again for a sunny lunch on the terrace of Ama Dablam Lodge. A further 1:30 hrs of contouring brings us to the Namche Bazaar.
Day 12Trek descend down to Lukla Bazzar.
From previous customer’s experience, people tend to find this part of the hike the most challenging. Even though is all downwards the impact of the slopes tend to have a huge effect on the knees and after trekking for so many days people start to get tired, a very good tip use trekking poles for this section it will help you. Along the journey, you will have plenty of opportunities to walk over suspension bridges. Once we reach Lukla it is time to party, Lukla has a kind of party atmosphere you can find several bars and it is good time to celebrate with your guides and trekking partners after such great adventure and achievement.
Day 13 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, 35 minutes.
Early morning, fly from Lukla to Kathmandu on a twin Otter. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu. At evening, Typical Nepali style Dinner !
Day 14 International airport transfer. Trip Finish!
Drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your onward destination.
The following listed equipment is suggested and essential for Tea house trekking and camping trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Make sure that below list as a guideline proposal. Some of the Trekking equipment can be hired or bought in the many adventure shops in Kathmandu.
The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.
The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes this trip special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.
Trip Price : USD 1290 Per Person
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