Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri Trek - Prime Himalayas

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Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri Trek

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  • Duration14 Days
  • Meals:12 Breakfast, 10 Lunch and 11 Dinner
  • Accommodation:Jampa Hotel or Divine Kathmandu Hotel
  • Best Season: Mar - May and Sep - Nov
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Overview

The Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is an awe-inspiring journey to the beautiful Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri, offering breathtaking views of Mt. Everest and the Himalayan peaks. Starting from Kathmandu, the flight to Lukla adds a thrilling touch to the adventure. This trek provides a unique alternative to the traditional Everest region treks. Experience the grandeur of the Ngozumpa Glacier and marvel at the Gokyo Valley from the vantage point of Gokyo Ri. It’s a remarkable expedition for those seeking stunning landscapes and panoramic vistas.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu

Your journey begins in the vibrant capital city of Nepal. As you land in Kathmandu, our team extends a warm welcome, ensuring a smooth transition from the airport to your hotel. Take this time to settle in, unwind, and prepare for the exciting days that lie ahead. Your overnight stay at the hotel marks the commencement of your unforgettable Nepalese adventure.

Max Altitude:1,400m (4,600ft)
Accommodation: Jampa Hotel or Divine Kathmandu Hotel

Day 2 - Kathmand Sightseeing

Start your trekking adventure on a relaxed note with a day of rest and preparation in Kathmandu. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture by exploring UNESCO Heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square and the Monkey Temple. In the evening, gear up for your upcoming trek with an orientation session. Enjoy a restful overnight stay at the hotel, recharging for the journey ahead.

Max Altitude:1,400m (4,600ft)
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Jampa Hotel or Divine Kathmandu Hotel

Day 3 - Kathmandu to Lukla Flight

Experience the exhilarating thrill of a scenic flight to Lukla (2,800m), the gateway to the Everest region. Embark on a 3-4 hour trek to Phakding, marveling at the breathtaking landscapes that unfold along the way. Settle into a standard lodge, where you can relax and rejuvenate after the day’s adventure.

Max Altitude: 2652m
Flight Duration: 35 min
Hiking Duration: 3-4 hrs
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - Trek to Namche Bazaar

Today we will start 6-7 hour trek leads you to the lively Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. Immerse yourself in Sherpa culture, soak in the vibrant atmosphere, and spend a peaceful night at a standard lodge.

Max Altitude: 3440m
Hiking Duration: 6-7 hrs
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

Take a well-deserved break to acclimate to the increasing altitude. Consider an optional hike to Syangboche Everest View Hotel, where breathtaking panoramic views await. Use this day to rest and prepare for the upcoming journey, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of Namche.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Trek to Phorse Village

Explore on a 5-6 hour adventure trek to Phorse Village, surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes. Unwind and recharge at a standard lodge, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayan surroundings.

Max Altitude: 3810m
Accomodation:
Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Trek to Machhermo

Continue your trek with a 5-6 hour journey to Machhermo, where the serene surroundings provide a sense of peace and solitude. Find comfort in a standard lodge as you prepare for the days ahead.

Max Altitude: 4470m
Accomodation:Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Trek to Gokyo

Spend 4-5 hours trekking to Gokyo, a place where nature’s beauty takes center stage. Enjoy the tranquility of the Gokyo Lakes and prepare for upcoming adventures, resting at a standard lodge.

Max Altitude: 4720m
Accomodation:
Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: GokyoRi and 4th & 5th Lakes Exploration

Embark on a 5-6 hour adventure as you climb to GokyoRi (5,357m) for panoramic views. Explore the enchanting 4th & 5th lakes, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Rest at a standard lodge, surrounded by the natural wonders of Gokyo.

Max Altitude: 5357m
Accomodation:
Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Trek back to Dole

Return from Gokyo to Dole in a 3-4 hour trek, savoring the serene landscapes and the unique charm of the region. Enjoy a comfortable night at a standard lodge, reflecting on the beauty of your journey.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Dole to Namche

Today we will trek 4-5 hour from Dole to Namche allows you to absorb the beauty of the region once again. Spend the night at a standard lodge, relishing the memories of your trekking adventure.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Trek to Lukla

Complete your trek with a 6-8 hour journey from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. Celebrate your accomplishments and rest at a standard lodge, reminiscing about the incredible landscapes and experiences.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Fly Back to Kathmandu

Take a scenic flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu, providing you with a final opportunity to appreciate the majestic Himalayas. Reflect on your trek during a farewell dinner in the evening, concluding your remarkable adventure with an overnight stay at the hotel.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast and Dinner

Day 14: Departure

Your remarkable Himalayan adventure comes to an end. It’s time to bid farewell to the stunning landscapes and warm hospitality of Nepal and carry with you a treasure trove of memories from this unforgettable journey. As your trusted travel operator Prime Himalayas, we’re grateful to have shared this incredible experience with you. Until our paths cross again, safe travels!

Meals: Breakfast

What's Include

  • Twin-sharing or double room
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour as mentioned in the itinerary, including entrance tickets
  • 11-day guided trekking tour in the Everest Region (day 3 to day 14)
  • Accommodation in Mountain Lodges (Basic Tea House Lodge) during the trekking
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during trekking
  • All airport transfers by private transport
  • Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu/Ramechhap flight tickets
  • Local Airport taxes
  • Everest National Park Fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System card
  • Pasang Lhamu Village entry fee
  • One English-Speaking Trekking guide with insurance, transport, accommodation, meals, and salary in a group
  • One porter for two persons with insurance, transport, accommodation, meals, and salary
  • All applicable government taxes
  • Tourism service taxes
  • All airport transfers
  • VAT
  • Duffel bag when needed (please specify when)
  • Everest Map
  • Sleeping bag (must be returned after the trek)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

What's Exclude

  • International flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Trekking gears
  • Snacks, drinks, and other expenses such as toiletries, electronic device charging, and hot showers during the trek
  • Guide/Porter tips
  • Travel insurance

Meals

During your trekking adventure, your package includes wholesome meals to keep you energized. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, a rejuvenating lunch, and a satisfying dinner at the mountain lodges along the trekking route. Our menu is thoughtfully curated, offering a mix of local and international flavors to suit your preferences and provide the necessary nourishment for your trek.

In Kathmandu, your hotel stay includes a delicious breakfast, setting the tone for your day of exploration in the vibrant city. Delight in a variety of breakfast options, including hot beverages, freshly baked bread, eggs, cereals, and local fruits, ensuring you start each day on a flavorful note.

Accommodation

In Kathmandu, you’ll enjoy the option of a twin-sharing or double room, ensuring flexibility and comfort during your stay. Throughout the trekking tour, your accommodation will be in cozy mountain lodges, providing a welcoming and authentic experience amidst the stunning landscapes of the Everest region. Reach the enchanting Gokyo, where the standard lodge at 4,720 meters immerses you in nature’s beauty. Return to Dole and unwind in a standard lodge, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences of the trek. Each accommodation is thoughtfully chosen, ensuring a harmonious blend of comfort and authenticity throughout your Himalayan adventure.

Route Map of Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek

FAQs

What's the best time to do the Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri?

Spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November) are the best seasons for the Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri, offering stable weather and clear mountain views.

Do I need to be in top physical condition for the trek?

While you don’t need to be a super athlete, good physical fitness is important for this trek, as you’ll be walking in varying terrain and at high altitudes. Training and cardiovascular conditioning can help prepare your body.

Can I access Wi-Fi or charge my devices during the trek?

While some teahouses provide Wi-Fi, it can be slow and expensive at higher altitudes. Charging your devices is possible, but costs may increase with altitude, so carry a power bank.

What's the altitude sickness risk, and how can I mitigate it?

Altitude sickness is a concern as you ascend to higher altitudes. Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and recognizing symptoms are crucial. If you experience severe symptoms, it’s important to descend to lower elevations.

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