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Gokyo Lake Trek - 12 Days

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Gokyo Lakes are not one but a composition of mainly 6 most serene lakes situated in Gokyo Valley. Located at an altitude of more than 4,790 meters in the Everest Region, these breathtaking and tranquil lakes are the major highlight of this ferocious adventure. The lake system namely comprises of Gokyo Cho, Thonak Cho, Gyazumpa Cho, Tanjung Cho, Ngojuma Cho and Kyajumba Cho along with many other small lakes in the higher regions. In this adventure we explore the major lakes of Gokyo lake system and summit Gokyo Ri peak (5,360m/17,585ft). From the top of Gokyo Ri (5,360 metres), you can see Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest mountain in the world, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, among other peaks, and the Gokyo lakes in order.

Gokyo lake trek embarks with a short mountain flight to Lukla. After arriving in Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest, we explore two remote villages Dole and Machermo along the way to infamous Gokyo Valley. At last we summit the Gokyo Rii peak on our 8th day and descend towards Lukla airport crossing through Phortse Thanga, Khumjung and Monjo. Except from the beautiful Himalayan lakes, the trek also surprises adventurers with breathtaking mountain views, historical sherpa settlements and, floras and faunas of the Sagarmatha National Park.

Highlights

  • From the top of Gokyo Ri (5,360 metres), Cho Oyu can be seen, the sixth-highest mountain in the world, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, among other peaks, and the Gokyo lakes in order.

  • In the backyard of the little Gokyo hamlet, one of Nepal's greatest glaciers, the Ngozumba Glacier, with its expansive sandy surface, can be easily observed.

  • Being surrounded by the wonderful Sherpa friendliness of the Gokyo Village in its enchanting location by the turquoise lake.

  • Visit Khumjung, a historic Sherpa settlement.

Who should attend?

Q1 - Are there specific age restrictions for trekking in the Himalayas?

There’s no strict age limit on our expeditions – it’s more about good health and enthusiasm! We’ve welcomed families with children as young as 7 years old on the Everest Base Camp Trek, while our older trekkers have been in their late 70s. For families, we recommend arranging a private trek and allowing a few extra days. Feel free to inquire about tailored arrangements.

Q2 - Is prior trekking experience a must?

We often have first-time trekkers join our groups, so even without experience, you’ll find yourself among like-minded individuals. Your fitness level should comfortably support full-day walking. While previous hiking or trekking experience is beneficial, it’s not mandatory.

Q3 - Are solo female travelers secure during Himalayan treks?

We prioritize the safety of all our trekking participants, irrespective of gender. Nepal, overall, is a safe and hospitable destination for foreign visitors. We maintain enduring relationships with the lodges we use, ensuring they are safe and trustworthy. Additionally, our guides consistently keep track of all guests’ whereabouts during treks. Traveling in small groups enhances our ability to maintain regular communication for added safety.”

 

 

 

 

Meet The Mountain Wonders Team and check in to Kathmandu Hotel.

Private Vehicle

Hotel

Dinner

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you’ll be greeted by a representative from The Mountain Wonders Team. They’ll assist with the transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you’ll have the rest of the day to relax, explore Kathmandu, and adjust to the time zone. Later in the evening or the following day, there will be a pre-trek briefing where you’ll meet your trek leader, receive additional information about the journey, and have any queries addressed. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Take a early morning short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and have a healthy breakfast at out Lukla Hotel.

Airplane

Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch

Early morning transfer to the domestic airport. After a short flight to Lukla airport, you hike towards Phakding. Today’s trek will be short, i.e. around 3-4 hours. Spend the night in a local teahouse.

After morning breakfast we begin the hike towards Namche.

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Lodge

Dinner

This also known as the “Gateway to Everest” this place provides you with some of the facilities like internet and banking that you might not be getting in the destinations ahead. Spend the night in Namche in a local lodge.

Reach Namche and Take some rest and prepare for the next exiting day of trek / shopping and exploring Namche Bazaar.

Trek

Lodge

All Meals

As a standard procedure, we’ll be taking a rest day and acclimatize our body with the altitude. Go for a quick trek to one of the nearby sites to take in the mountain scenery. Take a stroll around the streets of Namche in the evening. Spend the night in Namche.

As your body is already Acclimatized we hike to Dole

Trek

Lodge

Lunch, Dinner

We leave the famous Namche Bazaar behind and arrive at a remote village of Dole after 6 to 7 hours of walking. Enjoy the rest of your evening at Dole with belly full of local foods and beverages.

Today it will be short hike to Machermo.

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Lodge

All Meals

Today passing through hills and crampy roads we reach a small village of Machermo. Take the rest of the day off and engage in different activities with the villagers. Spend the night at Machermo.

Today we get the first glimpses of Gokya Valley

Trek

Lodge

All Meals

We move onwards to Gokyo region early in the morning. Surrounded by the mountains, Gokyo lake presents with an outstanding view that you’ll keep in heart for ages.

Today you will Summit the Gokyo Ri

Trek

Lodge

All Meals

After early breakfast we hike to the Gokyo Ri summit. From the top of Gokyo Ri (5,360 metres), Cho Oyu can be seen, the sixth-highest mountain in the world, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, among other peaks, and the Gokyo lakes in order. In the afternoon we explore the Gokyo lakes and follow the same trails to back to Dole.

The decent starts.

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Lodge

All Meals

Today, we descend towards a lower region of Everest. After 6 to 7 hours of hiking, we reach a small village of Phortse Thanga. Located at 3810 meters, Phortse Thanga provides with panoramic mountain views of many highest mountains in the world. We will continue our hiking to Namchebazar from Phortse for today's accommmodation.

Trek

Lodge

All Meals

Today is the final day of Everest Base Camp Trekking as we’ll head back to Lukla. Lukla airport is also known as one of the most exciting airports in world because of its landscape. Spend the night in Lukla.

Your Short Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Trek

Hostel

All Meals

Finally, after 11 days of hike we’ll take a short flight back to Kathmandu via Lukla airport. You’ll be transferred to your accommodation via a private vehicle. You’ll have the rest of the day free for packing or strolling through the streets of Kathmandu. Night at the hotel of your preference.

Farewell / Adios

At last the trip comes to an end. We’ll drop you at the airport 3 hours prior to your flight. Hope the journey was fruitful and you’ve created the memories of a lifetime. We’ll meet up when you return to this quaint, stunning, and wonder-filled nation. Farewell.

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Inclusions

Price Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop

  • 3 nights accommodation at Apsara Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu or similar (Breakfast Included)

  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight tickets with airport transfers

  • 7 nights accommodation at the mountain lodges during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Accompany of Licensed, English-speaking, well experienced trekking guide with salary, insurance and personal expenses covered

  • One porter for every two clients (13 Kg luggage per person) - salary, insurance and personal expenses covered

  • Attached bathrooms and hot showers on trek (6 nights)

  • A cup of tea/coffee (three times a day) and seasonal fruits after dinner on the trek

  • Everest National Park entry permit, TIMS, trekking permit and relevant paperwork

  • A day of cultural sightseeing tour: 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu

  • Private AC vehicle during the sightseeing tour

  • All applicable government charges

Exclusions

Price Excludes

  • Nepal Visa and International airfare

  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory) - must cover helicopter evacuation, medical expenses, and Trip Cancellation charges

  • Meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast and farewell dinner

  • Personal equipment and other personal expenses such as beverages, confectionaries, laundries, etc.

  • Monument Entrance fees during the sightseeing tour

  • Extra meals, extra porterage service, Wi-Fi, charging of your electronic devices, etc.

  • Tips to your guide, porters, driver and other field staff as a token of appreciation

  • Any other expenses or charges not mentioned in the 'Trip Includes' list


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Tribhuvan International Airport Nepal



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