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Gokyo Lakes Trek

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Overview

Gokyo Lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system and feature a system of19 lakes that are located between 4700m and 5000m in the Sagarmatha National Park. Fed by Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest in Nepal Himalaya, and a stream running from Renjo La Pass, the six largest lakes sit like a string of serene turquoise gems and form the highlight of this spectacular trek. Considered sacred by Hindus and Buddhists, Gokyo Lakes have long held important religious value by the many pilgrims who visit each year. This trek offers the unique combination of off-the-beaten-track wilderness with breathtaking panoramic views of Everest, Makalu (8481m), Cho Oyu (8153m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m) and Gychung Kang (7922m). This trek will bring you in contact with the vibrant hospitality of the Sherpa who farm yak herds in the high alpine pastures of Machhermo and Luza; and experience the warmth and liveliness of the riverside village of Phortse and Dole. This trek is truly amazing and is an ideal choice for the avid photographer who wants to capture the mind-blowing contrasts in scenery of the Dudh Khosi valley in only 12 days!


Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 1250

  • Hard

    Difficulty

    Hard

  • Duration

    12 Days 11 Nights

  • Activity

    Trekking

  • Max. Altitude

    5357m

  • Season

    March to May, Sept - November

  • Accomodation

    Three Star Hotel, Tea House

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

Tour Map

Difficulty level

Hard

Hard

These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu, overnight Hotel Tibet, welcome dinner.

Day 2

Fly to Lukla (2710m), trek to Phakding (2650m), 5 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 3

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m), 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 4

Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar, side trek to Syangboche Village (3880m) and Khumjung Village (3780m), 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 5

Trek to Phortse Village (3675m) 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 6

Trek to Machhermo (4470m), 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 7

Trek to Gokyo (4800m) past the first two turquoise lakes, 3-4 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 8

Exploration day- trek to Gokyo Ri (5357m), explore glacier and hike to 5th lake (Ngozuma Tsho) before returning to Gokyo, 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 9

Trek to Dole (4110m) , 3-4 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 10

Trek to Monjo (2835m) via Namche, 6-7 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 11

Trek to Lukla, 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 12

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu, overnight Hotel , farewell dinner.

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Private vehicle: airport – hotel – airport  transfers 
  • Private Vehicle Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Domestic Flight: Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle transfers hotel – restaurant for welcome and farewell dinners
  • Accommodation

  • 3 nights twin-share at Hotel (3 star) with breakfasts included. 
  • 15 nights staying in twin-share teahouse/guesthouse accommodation on trek
  • Food / Drink

  • Three delicious meals  a day on trek 
  • Hot drinks provided with each meal on trek. 
  •  Drinking water provided daily 
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group in Kathmandu
  • *Meal inclusions: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
  • Trekking

  • Complimentary four season down sleeping bag with hot water bag hire for the duration of the trek.
  • Toilet paper provided. 
  • Porters (ratio: 1 porter to 2 clients; each porter carries up to 15kg of personal gear per client);  Sherpas and English guide.  
  • Hot washing water provided each morning 
  • All required trekking permits (Sagarmatha National Park fee and TIMS Card
  • Staff insurance included
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountain pass.  
  • First aid medicine box carried at all times by staff.
  • Other

  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffle bag hire for the duration of trek (to be used by porter to carry your trek gear)
  • Complimentary Everest region Trekking map and trek shirt.
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from hotel, English speaking guide to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple) *lunch not included.
  • Trip price inclusive of all Nepalese government taxes (13% VAT) 

Trip Exclusions

    Transport 

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu
  • Accommodation 

  • Extra night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary. (See terms and conditions for more details)
  • Food / Drink 

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included and must be purchased separately by the client.
  •  Drinking water on trek. 
  • Personal snacks
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- (see meal inclusions for more details)
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, need 1 passport photo)
  • Private travel insurance (ensure cover extends to medical evacuation and trekking 5000m+)
  • Tips and gratuities for staff
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

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