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Gokyo trek

Gokyo lake – gokyo lakes trek is one of the best and must do trekking adventure in Nepal. Gokyo lakes including fifth Lake trek takes you to the unbelievable scenery of the remote Gokyo village and its beautiful turquoise lakes, mystical glaciers, and stunning mountain vistas that include mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu on earth.

The gokyo trek is considered the best trek route in Everest region of Nepal. It is the traditional route, mystical Gokyo lakes and as well as Cho oyu glacier. Nozampa glacier mark as the largest glacier of Nepal Himalayas located next to Gokyo lakes.

Visit gokyo lake and gokyo ridge is the prime destination in our trip offers one of the best mountain views of Mount Everest and other tallest peaks. Gokyo ridge is the tallest hill station of this valley locates above gokyo lakes at altitude in 5,380 feet. And gokyo ri trek difficulty is moderate grading. Check gokyo ri trek map and believe us that you will have the best view from Gokyo ri rather then Kala Patthar.

As you are on the top hill station, you can see the most beautiful mountain vistas of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu, and many other great mountains within the 360-degree angle. Furthermore, the trip is one of the most remarkable features of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung.

The gokyo trek agency, run by the team of professional guides. They are locals so they know the trail better than others. We have a team of experienced Sherpa guides who are professional and friendly. So, take your little time to visit our gokyo lakes trek blog. Exploring gokyo lakes is the best hikes in Nepaland if you dream Himalaya guide Nepal.

We at Gokyo Trek agency intends to make your journey a memorable one for your life time. With a carefully designed package and a team of experienced manager, guide and porter, Gokyo trek with Gokyo Treks will be reliable and full of fun!

Gokyo trek highlights
  • Gokyo trek offers tallest Mountains Mt.Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Cho Oyu (8153m) & Makalu
  • Stunning view of tallest Himalayas from Gokyo ri, 5th lake and Syangeboche hill station
  • Visit old Buddhist Tengboche monasteries, typical Khumjung village, sherpa life styles.

Gokyo trek detail itinerary

Day 1 Landing at Kathmandu (1,348m/4,408ft)

Upon your arrival at the TIA airport in kathmandu, our representative welcome and assists you to transfer in your hotel. Check in teh hotel, leave the luggage and fater getting refresh, get your guide for gokyo valley trek briefing.

Day 2 At morning, flight to Lukla airport (2,860m/9,352ft). Hike to Tok Tok (2640m.) 4 hrs

We take an early mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, We meet our porters and have breakfast there. Until finishing your breakfast, porters are ready to manage your travel backpacks and ready for a hike with you.

During the today’s hiking journey, you can pass several sherpa settlements, tiny restaurants, local tea shops and in one of the hotels and then start our trek to TOK Tok (2640m.). We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Reach Tok Tok village in the afternoon.

Day 3 Hike to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,249ft.), 5 hrs

We walk along the bank of Dudh Koshi river, through the foothill of Thamserku mountain. Thamserku is standing majestically skyward on the opposite bank. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny Monjo village, walk further Sagarmatha National Park entrance offer where a park entrance fee has to pay.

We follow a short walk along the riverbed of the valley where the river forks Dudh Koshi to the right Bhote Koshi to the left. As we cross over Hillary bridge than the steep ascent to namche bazaar, you will have excellent views of mount everest (8,848 meters) and Lhotse (8516m.). around the mountain, Namche Bazaar is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears, and other necessary goods.

Day 4Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3780m/12,361ft.) via Sengboche

Taking breakfast at Namche Bazaar, we would be heading towards Khumjung 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 hii top. Walking downhill to Phortse Tanga, the trail goes gently up 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 the view of Cho Oyu to the North is a rewarding one. Overnight stay at Machermo village.

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 on grassy landscapes. We then enter at a wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi and mark the first of the Gokyo Lake. Just before Gokyo, there is a Chautara (resting place) covered with prayer flags. Gokyo village where we are going to stay overnight can be seen from here.

Day 8Gokyo Lake to Gokyo Ri (5,360m/17,527ft.) and back to Gokyo lakes.

We climb to Gokyo Ridge early in the morning to get 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 which is an optional trip. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo 5th lake are rewarded.

Day 9 Day 09: Gokyo lakes to Phortse village, 4 / 5 hrs.

Walks descend to reach the very beautiful village of Phortse. It is a Sherpa village has over 20 Everest summiteers, 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 are 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. We walk to 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) of 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. Afterward, 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 Lagusasa through the scrub, pine forests and rhododendron eventually lead us to Kyangjuma, where we stop for lunch on the terrace of Ama Dablam Lodge. A further ninety minutes of the journey brings us to the Namche Bazaar.

Day 12Trek descend down to Lukla Bazaar.

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. Lukla has a kind of party atmosphere you can find several bars and it is a 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.

Equipment checklist

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 checklists 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.

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts (2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camping shoe or sandals
  • Gaiters

Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Thermo rest sleeping pad
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Gokyo trek note:

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 Gokyo trek 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.

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