Everest Gokyo Trek
Mt. Everest is famous not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain (8,848m.) but also for its typical Sherpa Villages and Monasteries that gave birth to many world famous mountaineers. As the pace of the trek is slow, this itinerary has been specially designed for those who wish to savor the magnificent of the Everest region and mix up with the Sherpas with ample time to explore without taking strenuous trail to Base Camp.
It takes three weeks to start the trekking from Jiri and fly back from Lukla & two weeks to & from Lukla. Walking to and from Everest Base Camp takes at least one month to complete the trekking. Many trekkers find the walk to Everest better than the destination itself. The Everest trekking areas offer a visit to the homeland of Sherpas, a chance to get close to the highest mountain in the world, as well as the feeling in one that of surrounded by Peaks. If the day is a Saturday, we can visit the Saturday market (as it is an important social event) where people around the area gather together to buy and sell local agro-products, dresses, carpets and ethnic trinkets. Singing, drinking and of course! Dancing is its specialty.
Day 1 Kathmandu arrival then transfer to Hotel.
Day 2 Kathmandu.
Day 3 Kathmandu – Jiri by Bus. 1905m.
Day 4 Jiri – Deurali. 3000m.
Day 5 Deurali – Sete. 2575m.
Day 6 Sete – Junbesi. 2675m.
Day 7 Junbesi – Noonthala. 2194m.
Day 8 Noonthala – Kharikhola. 2072m.
Day 9 Kharikhola – Phuiyan. 2835m.
Day 10 Phuiyan – Phakding. 2652m.
Day 11 Phakding – Namche Bazar. 3440m.
Day 12 Namche rest day for acclimatization.
Day 13 Namche – Thyangboche 3867m.
Day 14 Thyangboche – Dingboche. 4343m.
Day 15 Dingboche – Chhukung. 4730m. – Dingboche.
Day 16 Dingboche – Lobuche. 4930m.
Day 17 Lobuche – Everest B. C. 5245m. – Gorakshep. 5288m.
Day 18 Gorakshep – Kalapatthar. 5545. – Pheriche. 4243m.
Day 19 Pheriche – Thyangboche. 3867m.
Day 20 Thyangboche – Syangboche. 3760m.
Day 21 Syangboche – Phakding. 2652m.
Day 22 Phakding – Lukla. 2800m.
Day 23 Lukla – Kathmandu by flight.
Day 24 Kathmandu Free.
Day 25 Transfers to Airport for your onward journey.
TREK GRADE ‘D’
TREK SEASON: SPRING & AUTUMN.
The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is guideline showing tea house or tentative camp night stops. Physical, Technical and Natural condition may change this above itineraries.
Gokyo Lake Trek first day starts 35 minute a short mountain flight to Lukla then follows to Namche Bazzar through by crossing Dudhkoshi (milky) River valley. It follows the route via high pass of Cho La Pass at 5330meters into the Base Camp of Mount Everest, however this Gokyo Lake Trek package not follow the whole trail. Along the way of Gokyo Lake Trek you will be passing grazing settlement of Yak to reach the Gokyo lakes and we climb the Gokyo Ri peak for the Panoramic veiws. You will get an opportunity observe the stunning scenery of Mt. Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo (8021m) Mt Everest 8848 m and many more other surrounding peaks.
Gokyo Lake Trek includes the visits to Namche Bazar and Gokyo valley and adds an incredible hike to Gokyo Lake around. Gokyo Trek offers you plenty of beautiful views of Everest and other nearby giant peaks. The Gokyo lake area is surrounded by mountainous valleys, alpine lakes, and numerous glaciers. It is less crowded than others in the Everest region and takes 12-14days to complete including travel to and from Kathmandu. This moderate to difficult trek reaches a high of 5000 meters superb hidden Himalayan valley.
Explore beautiful Gokyo Lake region, Gokyo Lake Trek ascending Gokyo Ri Top offers awe- inspiring Mt Everest panorama veiws, encounter highland Sherpa people’s life style and their unique cultural hospitality, probably one of the world’s most popular destination visit Mt Everest region’s holy site. Trek is total mountain adventure journey to roof of the world, opportunities for outstanding photographic and many chaos encounter of typical culture in highland. Among of them along Everest Gokyo Lake Trek takes you to visit popular places- Namche Bazar, Dole, Machharmo and many sacred lakes around.
Gokyo Lake Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Depart Kathmandu via air, for Lukla (8800ft) and a short trek (2-3 hours) to Phakding at 8,661 feet. The flight into Lukla is similar to the Everest View flight for views and beauty.
Day 02: The trail climbs gradually following the river and enters the Everest National Park at Jorsale, then crosses the river and climbs steeply to Namche (11,100 feet). (4-6 hours).
Day 03: Namche/ Rest day or day hide possible. Namche is capital of the Khumbu district and offers many ways to spend a day.
Day 04: Namche – Phortse Tenga 3640m, 5 hours walk and overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Phortse Tenga – Machhermo 4410m, 5 hours walk and overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Machhermo – Gokyo Lake 4750m, 4hours walk and overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5350m) 5357m, 4 hours walk and overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Gokyo Lake to Dole (4000meters), 5-6 hours walk and overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Dole (4000meters) – Namche Bazar, 5-6 hours walk and overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Namche Bazar to Phakding, 5-6 hours walk and overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Namche Bazar to Phakding, 3-4 hours walk and overnight at lodge.
Day 12: By Plane: Lukla – Kathmandu 30 min and transfer to hotel.
Day 13: Transfer to airport for Final Departure from Kathmandu.