Gokyo Valley Trek – Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri | Package Cost & Detailed itinerary (Spring, Autumn)

Overview

The Gokyo valley Trek is a travel adventure taking the tourists to the Gokyo Valley of Everest region which is the home of the highest hill of the world Gokyo Ri and several Himalayan r lakes collectively known as Gokyo Lakes. The Gokyo Lakes region are the one of the highest altitude wetlands and freshwater lake system designated as a Ramsar Site. There are total 19 Gokyo Lakes in the Gokyo valley and all of them are freshwater system. There is a small village named a Gokyo on the foothills of Gokyo Ri along the eastern short of Gokyo Cho Lake. It is small village that caters the tourists which normally closes at winter due to extreme cold and snow fall. The Gokyo Ri is the highest hill of 5357 meters that have the proud height to look straight at Mount Everest. The Gokyo valley Trek is a trekking in the gokyo valley traversing through delightful valleys, crystal clear blue and green lakes, world’s biggest ice glacier called ngozumpa glacier dominated by nearest mountains of Everest Himalaya range.

The travelers take the air-flight of lukla airport followed by trekking to Namche bazar to Phakding. The main highlighted feature of the Gokyo Valley is its location which is a magical place that is residing in the foothills of Himalayas and is full of blue glacier lakes dominated by Himalayas of Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho-Oyu and Mount Everest in a single line. The Gokyo valley and Gokyo Lakes is a holy region for both hindu and Buddhists and it is the place for pilgrimage. The Gokyo region is inhabited by solitary Tibetan-Buddhist civilization of sherpas with antique establishments of centuries years old. In the end of the trip the tourists return to Lukla airport to take air-flight to Kathmandu city.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu valley Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2830m) flight and trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 04:   Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m)
Day 05: Explore day in Namche – Hike to Everest View Hotel (3860 m) or KHUMJUNG Hillary School
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Village (3810m)
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo Village ( 4470m)
Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4780m)
Day 09: Morning hike to Gokyo Ri (5320m) and trek back to Dole
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar ( 3,440M)
Day 11: Trek to Lukla
Day 12: Morning flight back to Kathmandu and rest (explore around Thamel)
Day 13: Depart from Kathmandu towards your own destinations

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and Pick up (Transfer to Hotel & Trip briefing) Stay overnight in Thamel nice and clean hotel
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu valley Sightseeing (Durbar Square and world heritage sites) Stay overnight in Thamel
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2,830m) flight and trek to Phakding (2,610m) – 4 hours walk Stay overnight clean and nice guest house
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450m) – 6 to 7 hours walk and Stay overnight clean and nice guest house
Day 05: Explore day in Namche – Hike to Everest View Hotel (3860 m) or KHUMJUNG Hilary School , and Stay overnight clean and nice guest house
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Fourche Village (3810m) – 6 hours walk and Stay overnight clean and nice guest house
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo Village ( 4,470m) – 5 hours walk and Stay overnight clean and nice guest house
Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4780m) – 6 Hours walk and Stay overnight clean and nice guest house
Day 09: Morning hike to Gokyo Ri (5320m) and trek back to Dole – 7 Hours and Stay overnight clean and nice guest house
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazzar 6 to 7 hr walk and Stay overnight clean and nice guest house
Day 11: Trek to Lukla and Stay overnight clean and nice guest house
Day 12: Morning flight back to Kathmandu and rest (explore around Thamel)
Day 13: Depart from Kathmandu towards your own destinations.

Include/Exclude

SERVICES INCLUDED
All the airport transfers by private vehicles.
Two nights’ hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary but If you are free and Interested .
Standard meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast.
All necessary paper works, National park entry permits and TIMS permit.
Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
An experienced, helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers).
Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and Insurance for the guide and porters.
Arrangement of emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary (return after the trek Nepal Planet Treks Logo).
All government taxes, VAT and service charge.
SERVICES EXCLUDED
Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos and it cost you 25USD for the Nepal tourist visa for 15 days valid.
Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
Personal expenses and all the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
Sweet things like chocolate bars and hot shower during the trek.
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Tips for the guide and staffs.

Equipment List

Equipment Check List for Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek 2018 to 2020

Hiking boots
Socks
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof over trousers / rain pants
Baselayer shirts
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Waterproof jacket
Sunhat
Warm hat
Sunglasses
Thermal gloves
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Antibacterial handwash
Small towel
Daypack,25/30Litres
Trekking poles
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*
Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralyte). Glucose tablets

As per your request

1. Travel Insurance
2. Health Insurance
3. Guide/Potter Insurance

Gokyo is a small village in Solukhumbu District in the Himalayas of Nepal, at the foot of Gokyo Ri and located on the eastern shore of the third Gokyo Lake, Dudh Pokhari. Gokyo Cho (Dudh Pokhari). The village is located at an elevation of 4,750 meters (15,580 ft),[1] making it one of the highest settlements in Nepal and in the world. Almost all the buildings are guest houses for trekkers. The people who live in the village leave during the winter and move to other (lower) villages such as Namche Bazaar. The village is best viewed on Google Earth at 27°57′16″N 86°41′43″E. To the southeast is the village of Chharchung.
Gokyo To Machhermo trek route
Frozen Gokyo Third Lake and Gokyo Ri
In 1995, an avalanche killed 42 people including 17 foreign nationals (13 Japanese, two Canadians, one Irish woman and a German). A cyclone in the Bay of Bengal had resulted in six feet of snow being dumped into the mountains during the past week, significantly increasing the avalanche hazard.

1 Reviews on Gokyo Valley Trek – Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri | Package Cost & Detailed itinerary (Spring, Autumn) View All

2017-03-06 12:03:35

Margaret Carey says:

“Gokyo lake trek is one of the best trekking in Nepal 2017 ” Just I finish my trekking in Nepal with Nepal Planet treks and expeditions I visited Everest region ( Gokyo lake and Renjo la pass ) nepal planet treks have a very good guide and ...

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