Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek

Duration

14 Days

Grade

Leisurely (2)

Altitude

** m / ** ft

Service Level

Basic

Rating

Overview

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is a beautiful journey to the enticing Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri which is one of the most amazing viewpoints for great views of Everest and the other Himalayas. The 14-day trip begins in Kathmandu where we visit several heritage sites. The Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is an alternative to classical treks in the Everest region. Instead, it takes us to the turquoise Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri which provides exceptional views of Everest and the Himalayas. We also get to marvel at the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and the Gokyo valley from Gokyo Ri.
Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri trek is for those who like to walk in the Everest region without the physical stress of reaching the base camp of Everest or crossing high passes in the vicinity. It is instead for travelers who wish to try something new in the Everest region.  However, for trekkers who want to reach the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain than Everest Base Camp Trek: 16 days is ideal. Another option for trekkers who like to conquer high mountain passes in the Everest region is the Everest High Passes Trek: 20 days.

Trip Itinerary

01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

02 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation

03 Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft), trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3 - 4 hours

04 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): 5 - 6 hours

05 Namche Bazaar: acclimatization

06 Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810 m/ 12,496 ft): 5 - 6 hours

07 Phorse Village to Machhermo-(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 5 - 6 hours

08 Machharmo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 5 - 6 hours

09 Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft) and hike to fifth lakes: 5 - 6 hours

10 Gokyo to Dole: 3 - 4 hours

11 Dole to Namche Bazaar: 4 - 5 hours

12 Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 8 hours

13 Fly to Kathmandu

14 Final departure

Inclusion

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star 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 flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag, 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

Exclusion

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