Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trekking


Arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu With the views of snow capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost delighted,beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long , long time.we will be greeted by a representative from Create Himalaya Adventure who will drop you off at hotel. After checking in, you take a rest or visit Create Himalaya Adventure’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Create Himalaya Adventure , you will be briefed about your daily activities.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Included Meal: Welcome Dinner.

After breakfast, you begin your sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:-
Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century.
Swayambhunath:-
Swayambhunath Temple is popular among foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area.
Pasupatinath:-
Pasupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and is one of the principal temples of Lord Shiva.
Bauddhanath Stupa:-
The Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Included Meal: Breakfast.

As per flight time, our Guide will meet you in to your hotel and takes you to the domestic airport to fly in to Lukla. It is scenery flight about 35 minutes, once you get in to the Lukla, breakfast at the lodge and prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaise kharka. It is few up downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Phakding.
Included meals : Breakfast Lunch Dinner .

After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monjo from where Sagarmatha National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazaar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Kangru and more with beautiful valley.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Everest View Hotel, where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. If you Still feel not Tired You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazaar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

We leave Namche Bazaar on a trail with gradual ups and downs. On the way we are likely to spot Himalayan pheasants, musk deer and Himalayan Thars. We then begin descending to Kyanjuma. From Sansa, we follow the Gokyo trails and from Mong La pass we get a glimpse of Amadablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila mountains. Our trail descends to Dudhkoshi Khola through rhododendron forests before reaching Phorse thanga.
Overnight at teahouse in Phortse.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

After crossing a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we are likely to come face to face with local wildlife like pheasants, mountain goats, and musk deer. Our trail passes through forests, waterfalls and bridges before reaching Dole. We climb on a steady trail through a scenic ridge with views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku mountains. We ascend from Luza village and walk above the Dudh Koshi River. We continue walking through small villages and sandy trails before reaching Machhermo. We can visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital for a lecture regarding altitude sickness, its precaution, and primary treatment.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Machhermo.
Included Meals : Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

We ascend on a hill and enjoy views of the Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains. Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Phangga. We descend to the river bank before climbing up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier on a steep trail. We pass through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari before reaching Gokyo. On the trail next to the first lake, we see what is believed to be the footprints of a Lama (Buddhist priest). We explore Dudh Pokhari before calling it a night.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Gokyo.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

We spend another day in Gokyo to acclimatize to the high altitude. If the weather is good, we climb Gokyo Ri today. From the top of Gokyo Ri we admire the Himalayan vista and the tranquil Gokyo lakes. We also hike to the fourth and the fifth Gokyo lakes. The 4th lake is only about 3km north of Gokyo. It is marked by high cliffs and Himalayan peaks rising above it. We continue to walking a little further and reach the 5th lake. A climb up a nearby hill will guarantee us remarkable views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. We can see a lot more from here - the spot is called Scoundrel's Viewpoint. From the northern part of the 5th lake we see the Cho Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa Glacier which is the biggest glacier the world.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Gokyo Valley.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

We descend on a trail along the Dudh Koshi River and pass the first Gokyo lakes. On the way we also enjoy views of the Cholatse and Taboche peaks. Our trail descends before climbing a hill. After reaching the chorten at the edge, we see great views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We walk past Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages before reaching Dole.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Dole.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

We descend on a steep trail to Phortse Thanga admiring Rhododendrons, wildflowers and waterfalls. We also come across mountain goats, musk deer, pheasants, etc. From Mong, we can admire a good view of Khumbila peak. On our way to Namche the view of Taboche, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kangtega mountains are ours to admire. After walking for a while, we reach an intersection where the trail from Sanasa meets our trail. We walk on a trail that clings to a forested slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. After reaching Namche army camp hill, we look back to see Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche for one last time. About a kilometer from here is Namche Bazaar.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Namche Bazaar.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

We descend on a rocky trail and cross several suspension bridges before walking on a leveled trail. The air is warmer as we walk on the same trail to reach Lukla. Our trek in the mountain ends after we reach Lukla. We spend our time reminiscing about our time spent in the mountain.
Overnight at Teahouse in Lukla.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

We fly back to Kathmandu on the earliest possible flight. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off to rest. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner to enjoy with our trek leader and a few Create Himalaya Adventure staff to mark the end of our trip in Nepal.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner.

Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience.
Included meals: Breakfast.

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1. I hadn’t tried trekking till date. Should I have to do training Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo-Ri Trekking?

If you are physically fit, you don’t need any training for trekking even if it’s your first time. You must walk for a 5-7 hour per day during the trek and the trail are uphill and downhill with a rough path so that you must be physically fit. And we had set such itinerary that’s make the trek a bit easier and more adventurous. The more you are physically fit, the more you can enjoy the trek.

2. Is Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo-Ri Trekking difficult?

This trekking destination is comparatively hard trek then other but it’s ok if you are physically fit. The Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo-Ri Trekking is 14 days as you must walk for the 5 -7 hours per day for the 15 days. The trekking trail is rough, uphill and downhill. As the trial is not paved so the trial is rocky somewhere, so you must be careful if you have a weak ankle and the trail is also filled with the snow depending upon the season.

3. What sort of different facilities can I expect in the trekking trail?

You can expect a standard room at a 3-star category hotel with breakfast and launch in Kathmandu. But along the trekking trail, there are the tea houses and lodges providing the facility of accommodation and food. They provide the clean mattress and blanket as we offer you a Create Himalaya sleeping bag which is a good idea to have your own sleeping equipment (Sleeping bag must be returned after the trip). The lodges in trekking routes provide single or double bedrooms. The food during the trekking trial provided by the tea houses/lodges is delicious of mostly vegetarian fare. During the time of touring in the city area, you can be served with the local food as well as western food. Trekking in the high Himalaya, you will be served with the basic western food and local food. The local foods like Tibetan’s fries’ bread, soups, steamed and fried dumplings (momo), steamed and curried vegetable (Tarkari), different varieties of potatoes, lentils, and rice (dal- bhat). Different varieties of meats are also served by the tea house. The tea house served the eggs, toast, peanut butter, hot porridge, muesli, and local honey in the breakfast.
Each day dinner and breakfast will be at the lodges/tea houses where we’ll stay. And for launch, we will stop on the trail where you can order a meal as per your choice. Our Guide will help you to stop at the best possible places to eat.

4. Is travel insurance needed for trekking?

Yes, you need travel insurance including mountain trekking or mountain climbing. You must assure that your travel insurance policy covers this destination. Some of the insurance companies do not cover expenses above contain altitude. A rescue cost $5,000 just for the helicopter. So, it is the most need for the coverage of the expenses.

5. What if I am sick during the trekking period?

Our guides had a trekking certificate from the Tourism center. They are trained about the first-aid training for high altitude too besides other training and they always carry the essential first-aid kit during trekking trial. So that they can take care of you in the minor case in the mountains as our guide are 24 hours available for the service during trek.
But, in the case of an emergency, our Guide carries the local sim card to be in contact with the office in Kathmandu. Our guide keeps on updating the situation of the Client, then the office will be managed to send the Helicopter in the trail if the client is seriously sick in the mountain.

6. Can I add the extra days to my trekking route?

Yes, you can add the extra days to explore the destination. But, you must pay the extra charge to the company to cover your expenses for the accommodation, food, transportation, and the charge of the Guide and Porter for the extra days.

7. What if the flight to/from Lukla got delayed or canceled?

If the flight is canceled or delayed due to the weather condition or in Lukla or Kathmandu Airpor1t. We recommend our client to wait for the time to clear out the weather condition fine. But in case of the bad weather condition for a day or more then we will arrange of a flight by helicopter charter to our client but only if the client agrees to pay the expenses for the Heli ride. The helicopter takes 4 -6 people at a time and the condition of paying expenses is sharing the cost among the passenger. The cost must be paid by the passenger themselves. We will help you in providing the necessary document for the Heli ride.

8. What is the alternative option of the trekking destination beside Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo-Ri Trekking destination in the same region?

If you are seeking for the alternative destination beside this trekking destination, you can choose the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo trekking, and Everest Three High passes Trekking, which is an amazing trekking route.

9. How do I book this trip with your company?

At first, you must fill-up the form with your personal detail and trip detail with the date you preferred to start the trip, then you must send the 30% advance trip payment to our company in our bank account to secure your booking. But, if you cancel the trip then a 10% advance trip payment will be non-refundable and 20% will be refunded on your account.
On receiving your 30% advance trip payment and following personal document like a passport with scanned or photocopy, along with booking forms, then we will send you a full confirmation letter with a deposit as well as receipt of advance trip payment.
You can deposit advance trip payment through the bank account or Visa card, Master Card. And you can clear the remaining payment after you arrive in Kathmandu, Create Himalaya Office.

What is Included?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic Airfare
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment,  food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Create Himalaya’s t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not Included?

  • Nepal entry visa fee per person US$ 50 only.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Items of personal nature & all bar bills i.e. Soft/hard drinks.  
  • Tips for Nepalese staffs etc.  

Trip Introduction

Yearning to explore the great outdoors? Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo RI offers an abundance of nature preservation areas around the lake with miles of hiking trails to discover. Falling in love with Lake Gokyo is easy, it's the way the calm water at the lake makes your inner feeling calm. The ideal way to enjoy your trek along the shore path is with sturdy shoes and a friendly guide...

About the Journey to Gokyo:

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is a beautiful journey to the enticing Gokyo lakes, Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Ri. One of the most amazing spots for Himalayan Range. Create Himalaya Adventure has organized this trip for 14-Days if you wish to explore more then customization is available for this trip.

The trip begins with sightseeing in Kathmandu, exploring different UNESCO world heritage sites which have great significance for specific communities. Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri trek is an alternative trekking destination in the Everest Region.

This classic trek starts from Lukla Airport following the river stream (Dudh Koshi) and ascending towards Namche Bazaar - A prosperous village situated in a huge secluded bowl-shaped region. While experiencing the ultimate luxury and hospitality of the Sherpa culture.

The remarkable sight of the Khumbu mountains like Ama Dablam ( 6812m), Thamserku (6608m) as well as immense vistas of Mt. Everest (8848m) will spellbind the travelers. As we reach Machherma the awe-inspiring vistas of Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku will captivate you. We will also walk on the messy, risky moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier – the main glacier in Nepal.

What can be expected...?????

Travelers were enchanted by the varied scenery of the Gokyo Valley with hidden pristine blue Gokyo lake. Trekkers get to observe the first lake Longpongo situated at the height of 4690m. Subsequently, the second lake, Taboche Tsho totally enthralled us with its shiny turquoise blue water alluring in the sun. In the series, the third lake comes into sight. We will also notice that the Gokyo village set by the third lake and Cho-Oyu peak as a backdrop provides a wonderful sight here. You may also have the opportunity to Trek Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Highlights of Gokyo Lakes & Gokyo Ri Trek

→ A perfect blend of great trekking trail with photogenic views and green lush vegetation.
→ Experience the ancient authentic Sherpa culture near Gokyo Lake.
→ On Gokyo Ri hike feel the warm hospitality offered by families of inborn mountaineers.
→ Observe the highland monasteries, the sacred mani walls engraved with Buddhist prayers, colorful prayer flags portraying spirituality, the memorials, Chorten.
→ Get more close with nature - flora and fauna and the great biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park.
→ The ultimate spot for 360 degrees of Himalayan Range and nearby peaks.
→ Cho La pass is an Icy and appealing glacier crossing of Ngozumpa before the pass, This is a fusion of adventure and ethnic Himalaya culture at its best.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1333m)
Day 02: Full Day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu fly Lukla (2860m) trek to Phakding (2610m) (30min fly,3-4 hrs walk)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 05: A Rest day in Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phortse thanga (36800m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4470m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo-Ri (5357m) hike to fifth lakes, back to Gokyo Valley 5-6 hrs walk
Day 10: Gokyo to Dole (3900m) 3-4 hrs walk
Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2860m) 6-8 hrs walk
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Final Departure

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic Airfare
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Create Himalaya’s  t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

When is the Best season for trekking in the Everest region?

Winter

December to February are the coldest months to trek, with the shortest days and the fewest people. There is often a lot of snow on the ground, especially above Pangboche and getting to EBC can sometimes be very difficult or impossible. Many of the higher villages are abandoned for the winter, so tents may be your best bet.

Spring

March, April, and May are some of the busier months and for good reason. The days are getting warmer, the weather is mostly stable and the climbing season is in full swing. This is the only time of year when you can see EBC full of tents and climbers. It really is an amazing sight from  Namche Bazaar, Gokyo-Ri, and Kala Patthar. In the lower valleys, the flowers are blooming on the Rhododendrons and the terraced fields turn green with new shoots of vegetables.

Summer

From June to August the summer monsoons bring rain and snow. There are fewer visitors during these months, although some of the most beautiful, warm, blue-skied days occur now. Usually, by the afternoon, there is a rainstorm or snow higher up. Sometimes flights to & from Lukla are canceled for a few days due to weather making travel a little less reliable.

Autumn

This is the most popular time to visit the Khumbu. September through November is a time of steady weather patterns, less precipitation, and cleaner air. The lodges are full and everyone is friendly. If you enjoy meeting new friends, want the best chance for great weather and don’t mind an empty, this is the best trekking season.

Tour Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary. However, this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.


Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary. However, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trekking dates & prices

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15th November, 201928th November, 2019$1400GuaranteedBook Now
19th November, 201902nd December, 2019$1450GuaranteedBook Now

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Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trekking

From $1450 USD
Duration 14 Days

Tour Grade moderate
Group Size 1-40 Max
Max. Altitude 5357 M
Starting point Lukla
Ending Point Lukla
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full Board in Trekking
Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu and Teahouse in trekking
Transportation All Ground Transportation's and Lukla flight

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