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Gokyo lake hiking

Solukhumbu, Nepal

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Tranquil hamlet belongs to the turquoise blue colored lake is the dream destination of every person. Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking thus endows it properly for the worldwide tourists. By passing through the bank of the famous Gokyo Lake i.e. Dudhpokhari and at the Gokyo Ri foothill towards the adjacent of Renjola Pass and on Chola Pass, you will find a magnificent and tranquil Gokyo valley. This is a romantic and a scenic destination highlighting the entire Khumbu trek in Nepal. If you enjoy the best scenic views of the Mountain Everest, along with its section in Tibet, you should consider Everest Gokyo Lake as the ideal trekking choice.

Starting from Lukla to the Namche Bazaar, you will find almost similar type of trail and acclimatization, as you may expect from Everest Base Camp trekking. Once you trek from Kyangjuma, your trail leaves Tengboche to reach at Machhermo. Until Dole, you will get usual views of Cholatse and Amadablam mountains. However, after reaching to Dole, you will get close view of Cholatse, while distant view of Choyou Mountain. Here, you will find total six outstanding lakes associated with the Gokyo Lake System, especially the Dudh Koshi River that you will find after you cross the nearby beautiful bridge.

Arrival location:

Kathmandu

Departure Location:

Kathmandu

Included in your experience:

Includes

• Airport pick-up and drop off service ,

• Trekking Guide and Trekking porter(Two participant 1 porter, Porter carry Max 25 Kg )

• Round trip flight fare for Kathmandu-Lukla -Kathmandu

• Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, accommodation during the trekking

• Hotel Thamel Park or equal level hotel in Kathmandu (BB) plan (two night only ) Twin sharing basis

• Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks (if required) will recommend you to bring by yourself,

• Trekking permit of National park,

• TIMS(Trekking Information Management System )

• Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs

• First aid kit

• Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program in typical Traditional Nepali restaurant

• Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company .

Ground Transportation, Airport transfers, English Speaking Guide, Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Not included in your experience:

Excludes

• Personal expenses

• Heritage entry fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu and other

• Drinks, beverages, hot shower, extra accommodation in Kathmandu

• Travel insurance (compulsory)

• Tips for guide and porter

• Extra Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than mentioned in Itinerary

Required Equipment:

Equipment Check List

 Daypack:

 Approximately 3000 to 3500 cubic inches Duffel Bag: Nepal Trekking Routes Treks and Expedition will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for non-trek items left at the hotel in Kathmandu

 Down Jacket: Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but we also supply complimentary down which need to be returned at the completion of the trek

 Sleeping bag: Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but we also supply complimentary sleeping bags which need to be return at the completion of the trek

 HEAD

 Sun hat or scarf Light or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection

 FEET

 Thin, lightweight inner socks thick, warm and wool hiking socks

 Trekking boots with spare laces

 Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

 Gaiters for Trekking in winter

 HANDS

 Lightweight gloves

 Heavyweight gloves with a waterproof shell outer

 Miscellaneous

 Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *

 Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries

 Small pad or combination lock-to-lock Trekking Bags/Duffel bag

 Basic First Aid Kit

 Large plastic bags - for keeping Items dry inside trek bag

 Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)

 Trekking Poles

 Water bottles

 Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

 Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

 Binoculars

 Reading book Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen Pencils and small notebooks

 Travel game i.e., cards

* Rental equipment is availabel, see 'Additional activities' for details
    None Available for this package
  • Day1 - 2
    Arrive at Kathmandu, B. (Bed) Upon your arrival time, a representative from Nepal Trekking Routes will reach Kathmandu International Airport [TIA] to welcome and receive you. You will then be escorted to your hotel where you can refresh and relax and in the evening a welcome dinner program will be organized at a Nepali restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.
    Arrive at Kathmandu and Transfer to the hotel
  • Day2 - 3
    Wake up early today to catch a mountain flight to Lukla, the gateway to Mt. Everest. Unload your rucksacks and star trekking towards Phakding. Enroute you will pass through pine and oak forests with occasional chirping sound of birds. Overnight in Phakding.
    Kathmandu to Phakding via Lukla flight (2,652m) 3 hrs
  • Day3 - 4
    Have a warm breakfast and take in the crispy air. The trail leaving Phakding parallels the Dudh Kosi River alongside the forested hills. Crossing of the suspension bridge over the confluence of Bhote Koshi and Dudhkoshi allows for a first glimpse of Everest and other peaks. The last segment is fairly uphill trek till you reach Namche Bazar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
    Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5 - 6 hrs
  • Day4 - 5
    Today is an acclimatization day. You will spend exploring and learning about the sights and sounds of Namche Bazaar. Or alternatively you can hike up to Everest View Hotel, one of world’s highest hotels to capture an amazing panorama of Mahalangur Himalayan ranges including Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Choaltse and so forth. Afterwards return to Namche and spend evening in cozy Namche cafes or pubs. Overnight in Namche.
    Namche Bazaar: Rest day
  • Day5 - 6
    We climb the Khumjung hill and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading to the Dudh Koshi from where the route turns north. There are two trails and our guide will choose the best option for us to follow. There is a chorten on the ridge top at 3973 m which descends from Mt. Khumbila (5761 m). We visit Mongla, the birthplace of the re-incarnated Lama of Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet who is believed to have introduced Buddhism in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The trail descends in a series of steep switchbacks down a sandy slope to the Dudh Koshi. We stay overnight in Phortse Tanga, near the river.
    Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073ft): 6 km, 5-6 hours
  • Day6 - 7
    From Phortse Thanga it is an uphill climb to Machhermo. We walk on a trail alongside a rhododendron forest and pass through a waterfall before reaching Tongba Village. We continue our uphill trek and pass through Dhole, Labarma and Luza villages before reaching Machhermo. There is a Chorten right before the Luza village. Throughout today’s journey we will be walking alongside the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight in Machhermo.
    Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 10 km, 4-5 hours
  • Day7 - 8
    We begin today by climbing a ridge for an excellent view down the valley to Kangtega and also up towards Cho Oyu (8153 m). The valley now widens as the trail passes through Phangkha, where an avalanche in 1995 killed 40 people. We then descend to the riverbank before climbing onto the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier on a steep trail. Upon crossing an iron bridge over a stream, the trail levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo, at 4690 m. At this juncture, we get a chance to observe lama footprints on a stone. At the sight of the second lake, Taboche Tsho, we become mesmerized by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little ahead of the second lake, we reach the third lake, the two linked by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight here. After lunch, we explore around the third lake, Dudh Pokhari. Overnight in Gokyo.
    Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 7 km, 4-5 hours
  • Day8 - 9
    We will hike to Gokyo Ri, a small peak above Gokyo village, in the morning and savor the fantastic views of the entire Khumbu region. As we ascend, the views become even more fantastic and we can see four of the seven highest peaks of Nepal, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Reaching the fourth lake, Thonak Tsho we take pleasure in the lake’s serene beauty after which we trek back along the retracing trail to the third lake. We may take an additional hike up to the fifth lake, Ngozumba Tsho if time permits and depending on our physical conditions. From here, the view of Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier of the Himalayas, is so fascinating. Overnight in Gokyo.
    Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft): 2km, 3 - 4 hours
  • Day9 - 10
    We will begin our return trail to go to Dole
    Gokyo lake to Dole
  • Day10 - 11
    We will reach at Namche, i.e. a big settlement Sherpa village that gives you to enjoy the cultural activities and lifestyle of real Sherpa people.
    Dole to Namche
  • Day11 - 12
    You will continue to retrace your steps back to Lukla today enjoying the beautiful views of Everest, Lhotse, Thamserku and Cholatse. Overnight in Lukla.
    Namche to Lukla: 6- 8 hrs
  • Day12 - 13
    Catch an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
    Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Day13
    Depending on the time of your departure, our representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport.
    Farewell Travel Guest
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