Gokyo Lake Trek

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Trip Details

Start/End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Duration: 16 days

Difficulty: Medium to Hard

Maximum Elevation: 5,483m (Gokyo Ri)

Best Time: October - November & March - April

Accommodation: Lodges/Tea houses

Gokyo may be a high altitude trek within the Everest region where you'll observe Nepal's longest glacier, Ngazumpa Glacier, and a series of six beautiful high altitude lakes. Gokyo and associated lakes have a complete area of seven ,700 hectares and were designated as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention in 2007. The alpine pasture and sloping mountains of the Gokyo Valley support variety of species like Kutki plant, Himalayan Thar, ounce and Wood Snip. This area is vital for several species of birds which migrate over the Himalayas. The side trip of the rocky peak, Gokyo Ri (5,350m), may be a tantalizing Himalayan view point. you'll see the vast bulk of the Ngazumpa glacier and Gokyo lakes with the settlement on the shores of the third lake. Four of the worlds ten 8,000m mountains like Cho Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,485m) and Everest (8,848m) are seen at an equivalent time from the Gokyo Ri. the highest of the Gokyo Ri is criss-crossed with prayer flags which flutter within the fierce wind. Another side trip from Gokyo is further through the valley along the Ngazumpa Glacier through the valley on the moraine, with alpine pasture offering soaring and dramatic views of mountain peaks including Cho Oyu, Gychung Kang (7,922m), Mt. Everest and therefore the 4th and 5th lakes. you'll combine this trek with the Everest base camp trek by crossover a high altitude pass called the Cho La (5,330m).

Trip Itinerary

Day 01 : Pick up at the airport in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 02 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,640m)

Day 03 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450m)

Day 04 : Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Day 05 : Namche Bazar to Phorste Thanga (3,675m)

Day 06 : Phorste Thanga to Dole (4040m)

Day 07 : Dole to Machhermo (4,450m)

Day 08 : Machhermo to Gokyo (4,750m)

Day 09 : Gokyo Lake (4,750m)

Day 10 : Ascend to Gokyo Ri (5,483m)

Day 11 : Trek back to Dole

Day 12 : Trek back to Namche Bazaar

Day 13 : Trek back to Lukla

Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 15 : Leisure in Kathmandu

Day 16 : Final departure, transfer to Kathmandu international airport

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