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Gokyo Lake Trekking

Trip Description

Gokyo Valley Trekking is considered a traditional trek that offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. The image of this region is associated with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of (8,000m) such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake.
After 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu landing at Lukla’s tiny airstrip, the adventure really begins. We spend the next few days trekking and interacting amongst the mountain people also known as Sherpa’s we stay at local lodges and trekking into the heartland of their villages.  We will have rest days in the villages of Namche bazaar that will allow us to explore the region and to acclimatize, which is very important.  This trekking offers plenty of opportunities to explore the amazing destination and its exciting scene, which is beyond our imagination. After trekking to Gokyo Ri (5,483 meters), we return at a leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival
  • Day 02 Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Day 03 Phakding to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 04 Rest Day
  • Day 05 Namche to Dole
  • Day 06 Dole to Machermo
  • Day 07 Machermo to Gokyo Lake
  • Day 08 Gokyo Ri
  • Day 09 Gokyo lake to Dole
  • Day 10 Dole to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 11 Namche to Lukla
  • Day 12 Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 13 Sightseeing tour
  • Day 14 Departure

What's Included ?

  • Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private car/van
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at deluxe hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three times food in a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) .
  • Kathmandu City Tours as per above program, includes of all entry fees, tour guide, car / van.
  • Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trekking.
  • One well experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, and insurance.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
  • Surface Transfer to destination from Kathmandu.
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla/Kathmandu.
  • Sagarmatha national park permit.
  • Tourist service charge, Vat.
  • Office Service charge.

What is not included ?

  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)
  • You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipment including sleeping bag.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverage, donation etc
  • Tips for guide, Porter and driver.

Gokyo Lake Trekking Detailed itinerary

Day 01 Arrival

Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA)and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to the hotel. We will discuss the trekking plan and last minute arrangements.

Day 02 Kathmandu to Lukla

From Kathmandu, early morning fly to Lukla(2,886m) and trek to Phakding. (2,610m). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours. overnight at the guest house.

Day 03 Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Walking for 6 hours. overnight at the guest house.

Day 04 Rest Day

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar. walking 6 hours, overnight at guest house.

Day 05 Namche to Dole

Trek from Namche to Dole (4,200m). Walking for 6 hours. overnight at the guest house.

Day 06 Dole to Machermo

Trek from Dole to Machermo (4,480m) walking 4 hours, overnight at guest house.

Day 07 Machermo to Gokyo Lake

Trek from Machermo to Gokyo Lake (4,750m) walking 5 hours, overnight at guest house.

Day 08 Gokyo Ri

Hiking up to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek down to Gokyo lake. Walking 4 hours, overnight at guest house.

Day 09 Gokyo lake to Dole

Trek from Gokyo lake to Dole (4200m). Walking 6 hours, overnight at guest house.

Day 10 Dole to Namche Bazaar

Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m). walking 6 hours, Overnight at guest house.

Day 11 Namche to Lukla

Trek from Namche to Lukla(2886m) walking 7 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 12 Lukla to Kathmandu

Early in the morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Afternoon half-day sightseeing at Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square.

Day 13 Sightseeing tour

Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Patan and Bhaktapur durbar square). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 Departure

Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.

Start Date Availability Trip Cost Booking
2020-08-08 Guaranteed USD 1300 Book Now

Trip information about Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight

The Everest trek includes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Sometimes the weather of Lukla becomes bad, at which time the flight cannot take place. So, in this case, there may be delay or cancel of the flights. You will have to be prepared for this. This does not always happen but may sometimes happen depending on the weather condition. The weather of Lukal is unpredictable, that’s why.

We recommend you to have few more days after the trek incase the flight is delayed or canceled. If you have tight schedule, it will be hard to manage your return flight. So, even the trip days 16 days, we recommend you to have 2 to 3 extra days. If the flight does not happen for 2 to 3 days, then we will divert you to Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Kathmandu to Pokhara flight for your benefit.

We also recommend you to have extra budget for helicopter charter to return back from Lukla to Kathmandu. The helicopter cost is 3500 USD charter flight. It will be approx 500 USD per person which is pay us cash or credit card.

USD 1300

per person (All inclusive price)
best price guaranteed

Trip At Glance

Activities Trekking, climbing and Sight Seeing
Destination Nepal
Difficulty Moderate
Max Elevation 5400m
Transport Flight/Private vehicle or tourist bus
Group Size 2+
Best Season Spring (April and May), Summer (June, July and August) and Autumn (September, October and November)
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu

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