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Gokyo Lake Trek

The Gokyo valley runs parallel to the main Everest Base Camp trekking route. Far less visited than Base Camp, Gokyo offers you fantastic views of Everest and the opportunity to explore glaciers and mountains that rarely see trekkers. Access to the valley is through pine and birch forest where you may spot Musk Deer and the Himalayan Pheasant. Then we take it easy ascending the valley as we gain altitude. Gokyo is famous for its five lakes and the great views of Everest from Gokyo RI, but we will also take the time to explore the remote region at the head of the valley and camp by the dramatic sixth lake. This is a fantastic trek for those wanting to avoid the crowds of Base Camp and really appreciate the vastness of the high Himalaya.

Trek
:
Gokyo Lakes Treks
Duration
:
16 days
Highest Point
:
5600m
Best Season
:
March-May/Sept-Nov
Accommodation
:
4 night hotel, 12 days camping or tea house
Entry Point : Lukla or Jiri
Tour Finish
:
Lukla
Group Size : Min-1 Max-14
Go where few have been before - beyond the fifth Gokyo Lake. Moderate trekking and a bit on the wild side!
Day
Route
1 Arrival Kathmandu transfer to Hotel
2 Kathmandu
3 Kathmandu - Lukla – Phakdhing
4 Phakdhing - Namche Bazaar
5 Namche Bazaar
6 Namche - Dole
7 Dole - Machharmo
8 Machharmo – Gokyo
9 Gokyo
10 Cho Oyu Base Camp
11 Cho Oyu Base Camp – Machharmo
12 Machharmo - Namche Bazaar
13 Namche Bazaar - Phakding
14 Phakding – Lukla
15 Lukla - Kathmandu
16 Kathmandu

Package price includes:

• Airport pickup and drove
• All airline tickets and tax
• All ground transportation
• All necessary permit and entrance fees
• All staffs wages and insurance
• All cargo of equipments
• All hotels in Kathmandu.
• All the meal during the trek(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
• All Trekking equipment like tent, table, mattress, pillows hot water bags and Kitchen    crews

Package Price Excludes:

• Personal bar bill, travel insurance/ International airfare
• Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks. laundry and tips etc
• Nepal entry visa fee
• Personal rescue if you need

#Note above day to day itinerary. May be change depending on weather and flight.

Day Route Duration Highest Point/m Grade
1 Arrival Kathmandu transfer to Hotel All day 1300 Easy
  Meet with our representative at the airport. Drive to hotel.
2 Kathmandu All day 1300 Easy
  Sightseeing Day see Kathmandu Day Trips for ideas of what to do.
3 Kathmandu - Lukla – Phakdhing 4 hours 2610 Easy
  Early morning fly to Lukla and walk to Phakding. The flight has great views of about 200 km of the eastern Himalayas. After arriving in Lukla we walk through picturesque Sherpa villages to Phakding.
4 Phakdhing - Namche Bazaar 6 hours 3450 Easy
  Criss-cross several bridges over the Dudhkoshi river we then begin the long climb up to Namche Bazaar. During the climb there are views of Everest through pine forest. Namche is the main trading spot of the Khumbu region and has bakeries, Email service, money exchange, equipment shops, Sherpa Museum, and the National Park Headquarters.
5 Namche Bazaar all day 3450 Easy
  Acclimatization day. Use today to rest and explore the surrounding villages of Khumjung and Kunde, take in the sights and sounds of this famous bazaar, or check out the schools and hospitals set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary.
6 Namche - Dole 7 hours 4040 Moderate
 
The trail remains fairly level for the first hour or so with fabulous views of Ama Dablam across the valley. At the Mong La (4,010m) we descend to the river-side village of Phortse Tenga. Then begins the beautiful walk through pine and birch trees where we may encounter Musk Deer and Dhaphe (Himalayan) Pheasant on the way up to Dole which is above tree line.
7 Dole - Machharmo 4 hours 4420 Easy
  This is a classic alpine meadow walk over small ridges where we may see yaks and alpine highland birds, but always with Cho Oyu (8,153m) views to the North. We halt at the comfortable spot of Machermo to take in the views and aid acclimatization.
8 Machharmo – Gokyo 4 hours 4790 Moderate
  We enter the Gokyo valley passing a small waterfall emanating from the first lake. We then pass another lake before reaching the hamlet of Gokyo beside the turquoise third lake. Hopefully the moon will be bright enough to illuminate the surrounding mountains.
9 Gokyo all day 5483 Moderate
  Wake up early to hike up Gokyo Ri (5,483m), once at the top we can relax and enjoy the panoramic views of Everest and Makalu. The afternoon is spent exploring the surrounding minor peaks and relaxing.
10 Cho Oyu Base Camp all day 5600 Moderate
  Trek up past the five lakes to Cho Oyu Base Camp - one of the wildest and most remote areas in the region. Camp by the hidden sixth lake and enjoy the sublime views.
11 Cho Oyu Base Camp – Machharmo 5 hours 4790 Moderate
  A long downhill walk to the rest and comfort of Machharmo.
12 Machharmo - Namche Bazaar 5 hours 3450 Moderate
  Begin to say good-bye to the mountains as we head back towards civilisation and the creature comforts of Namche Bazaar.
13 Namche Bazaar - Phakding 6 hours 2610 Easy
  A very easy day retracing our steps, enjoy stopping off at tea shops and perhaps do a little shopping for souvenirs along the way.
14 Phakding – Lukla 4 hours 2850 Easy
  Take your time and perhaps plan your next trip to the Himalaya on our final day in the mountains. At Lukla we celebrate the end of the trek!
15 Lukla - Kathmandu 35 minutes 1300 Easy
  Early morning fly to Kathmandu and drive to Hotel
16 Kathmandu all day 1300 Easy
  Final Day end of trek debrief and departure.