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  • Duration:15 Days
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,357m
  • ActivityTrekking, Hiking and City Excursion
  • Group Size2-10
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Everest Gokyo Trek is an incredible trip for exploring the soaring Himalayas in the Everest Region, lofty mountain glaciers, and glacial lakes; climbing to the top of mountain passes, particularly the Gokyo Ri (5,483 m); and then sneaking around the beautiful scenery of the majestic mountains, including Mt. Everest. It is known as an alternative route to Everest Base Camp, and you will definitely be amazed and feel like you are in the paradise of Ice Land. You will also have the chance to see the beautiful village of the legendary Sherpas and learn about their different ways of life, rituals, and so on.

Everest Gokyo trekking begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, you'll walk to Namche via Phakding and the Sunkoshi River. You will rest in Namche Bazaar and tour the Sherpa village, where you can see Mt. Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8,511 m), Nuptse (7,879 m), Amadablam (6,856 m), and Tawache (6542 m). The next day, you'll continue hiking to Dole via Khumjung town, reach Marchermo, and then enter Gokyo Valley. The next day, you'll go to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) and see spectacular mountain vistas. After there, you'll trek back to Phortse, Pangboche, Namche, Phakding, Lukla, and Kathmandu. You will see the tall Himalayas and the beautiful villages of the famous Sherpas and learn about their different ways of life, customs, rituals, and amazing and lively cultures. In the Gokyo valley, you can explore the Gokyo Lakeside, cross the high mountain pass, Gokyo Ri (5,483 m), and peek around the gorgeous mountains, including Mt. Everest. Trekking to Everest Gokyo is an unforgettable experience. You'll have stunning Himalayan vistas at every hill or mountain pass you traverse, and you'll feel great strolling along ice-filled slopes, especially above Gokyo valley. You'll witness many glaciers and glacial lakes, such as Gokyo Lake, which has the world's tallest Himalayan mountains in the background.

Major highlights

Lukla Airport

The 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is the fastest method to visit the Everest region. The airport's 527-meter-long, 30-meter-wide runway makes landings and takeoffs difficult, which is why the History Channel named Lukla Airport the most dangerous airport in 2010. The trip from Kathmandu to Lukla offers beautiful mountain panoramas. Indeed, it will be a scenic, world-class flight.

During the hiking season, this airport has over 60 flights per day, making it one of the busiest in Nepal. The plane to and from Lukla is small, so there are no set seats. Sit on the left while traveling to Lukla and on the right when flying to Kathmandu. It offers a spectacular view of Everest. The weather in Lukla fluctuates regularly, so flight cancellations are common.

Gokyo Lake and Ngozumpa Glacier

The Gokyo Lake is the highest freshwater lake system in the world, at a maximum altitude of 5,357 m. Gokyo Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the way to Everest Base Camp and other regions. At 4,790 m (15,720 ft) elevation, Gokyo village is one of the area's principal centers. Climbing Gokyo Ri is frequently included in trips to the region. And if you need more proof that this place is beautiful and essential, Footprint Adventure says, "The Gokyo Valley is, in our opinion, the most beautiful place in the Khumbu." Ngozumoa Glacier is another highlight of the Gokyo region. It is the longest glacier in the Himalayas, stretching 36 kilometers (22 miles) beneath Cho Oyu, the world's sixth-highest mountain.

Panoramic view of Mountains

You can climb Gokyo Ri or Cho La Pass for breathtaking views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), or continue north down the valley to the sacred lake's highest point. Mt. Changaste (7,550 m), Mt. Lingterin (6,679 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723 m), Mt. Cholaste (6,335 m), etc. line up to the north. You'll have stunning Himalayan vistas at every hill or mountain pass you traverse, and you'll feel great strolling along ice-filled slopes, especially above Gokyo valley.

Highlights of Gokyo Lakes Trek

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site exploration such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square.
  • Scenic and dramatic flight from Kathmandu to Luka 
  • Hiking through the alpine forest of Sagarmatha National Park and exploring the life of rare flora and fauna.   
  • Acclimatization in the famous sherpa capital - Namche Bazaar. 
  • Organize cleaning campaigns in Namche Bazaar and spread awareness. 
  • Hike to the world’s most renowned viewpoint, the Gokyo Ri viewpoint, and explore the 360-degree panoramic views of mountains. 
  • Breathtaking views of mountains, hills, and magical landscapes. 
  • Experience the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people. 
  • Cultural and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. 

Best season for Gokyo Lakes Trek

The months of spring (March-May) and fall (October–November) are the best times to trek to Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp because the weather is more pleasant and ideal for high-altitude trekking. During these times of the year, you can see the mountains with no clouds in the way. Although it is possible to complete this hike during the months of February and early September, the optimum time to complete the trek is during the months listed above.

Fitness for Gokyo Lakes Trek

You need months to prepare for the Gokyo Lake Trek. To increase the effectiveness of your cardio workout, start with a brisk walk and go on to jogging. 5 km in 30 minutes should be your target. Start gradually and increase daily. Swimming, riding, and stair climbing help too. You must walk on uneven terrain while on the trek. Leg strength is a plus during this trek. Leg exercises like weightlifting and squats might help.

Difficulty of the Gokyo Lakes Trek

Gokyo Lake Trek's difficulty varies by route. The mountain pass trek is difficult, but the Gokyo Lake adventure is moderate. How hard it is to trek depends on how much altitude you gain per day, your highest point, the distance you travel each day, the terrain, and the weather. Gokyo Ri, which is the highest point along the Gokyo Lake trek route, is 5360 meters above sea level. This climb is moderate, so acclimatization is easy. The trail has some tough portions that are difficult for beginners. You must move carefully and steadily through these portions. Despite hurdles, the hike requires mental and physical preparation. Do not choose a trekking schedule that includes crossing mountain passes if you have no experience.

The Everest Gokyo Trek is amazing for its landscape and adventure. You can spend one or two days dining and drinking there if you wish. Ancient Buddhist monasteries, diverse flora and fauna, and whatnot have made the Gokyo Lake Trek worth doing. Footprint Adventure also provides personalized trekking trip itineraries. Read more about the complete guidebook for the Everest Circuit trek from our blog section and for further information, contact us.

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    Itinerary

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    This is our regular itinerary, If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us.

    You will be met by Footprint Adventure Treks and Expedition’s representative at Airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure for you to explore, and shopping for trekking. A pre-trek briefing will be given this evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
    • Maximum Altitude1,350m

    After breakfast, you will be taken to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as  Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories and all the information related to these sites. 

    Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the self-sprung Buddhist and Hindu temples, also called the monkey temple. You will enjoy the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many more things to explore. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and it's an important pilgrimage center for Tibetian Buddhism. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal's biggest Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, where people worship Lord Shiva shine. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at the bank of the Bagmati river might be a very new experience for you. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built in the medieval era, the Durbar Square used to be the Malla ruler's royal palace and was later used by Shah Kings. 

    After your amazing whole day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

    • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
    • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
    • TimeFull Day
    • Maximum Altitude1,350m

    An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

    • Accommodation Trekker's Lodge & Restaurant
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time30min Flight & 3-4 hour trek
    • Maximum Altitude2,650 m

    We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail.

    • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time5-6 hour
    • Maximum Altitude3,440m

    We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up to the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

    • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • TimeFull Day
    • Maximum Altitude3,880m

    After breakfast, we start our trek with pleasant walk trail through the forest with a magnificent view of mountains until Kenjoma and the trail goes uphill towards Mung Danda for lunch overlooking the views of Amadablam, Khangteka, Thamserku, Kurum Khangru and also Kongde and Kongde-Ri. Then, following the trail will take us to Dole. Overnight Dhole ( 4150 m)

    • Accommodation Dole Resort
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time5-6 hour
    • Maximum Altitude4,110m

    We make an early start from Dole today. Our trek today is not going to be that strenuous but it the beauty of nature is amazingly spectacular. After five hours of walk, we will reach Machhermo. We will stay at Machhermo tonight. overnight Machhermo (4400 meters)

    • Accommodation Yeti INN
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time4-5 hour
    • Maximum Altitude4,470m

    Today, we head for the lakes at Gokyo. We follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the melt-water rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier.we climb a steep rocky inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We will soon arrive at the second lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5420m.). We’ll see the third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari. Walking by the side of the lake, we will arrive at Gokyo. Overnight at Guesthouse.

    • Accommodation Thanka INN
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time4-5 hour
    • Maximum Altitude4,790m

    Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake. After having breakfast we will leave camp, following a steep path up the hillside. As we ascend, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself, is one of the finest to be had in the Everest region. After lunch we will trek back to Gokyo. Overnight at guest house.

    • Accommodation Thanka INN
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time6-7 hour
    • Maximum Altitude5,357m

    The trail follows a sharp uphill passing through a large sandy kharka. The trail continues to ascend towards the edge of the glacial lake, from where we start to climb the stone steps. Walking along the stone staircase we approach the adventurous and challenging Renjo La Pass  5435m. The view from the pass is one of the best in the entire Solu-Khumbu. The trail now descends around a rocky spur which can be icy. We follow the trail downhill entering a broad valley and towards Gokyo.  

    • Accommodation Standard Tea House
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time7-8 hour
    • Maximum Altitude5,360m

    Today we will hike to Thame, situated at 3,800m, and visit the historic Thame monastery and experience spiritual Buddhist practices. We can also witness the lovely culture of the Sherpa people. Spend the night here and enjoy the much-needed rest for our downhill trek to Namche.

    • Accommodation Standard Tea House
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time5-6 hour
    • Maximum Altitude3,800m

    We will continue our trek down the Sherpa villages of Thame, leaving the mountains in the backdrop. We will walk down to the village of Namche Bazaar, the epitome of Sherpa culture. We will stay the night at a guest house in Namche.

    • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time4-5 hour
    • Maximum Altitude3,440m

    This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can wander about, relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trekmates.

    • Accommodation Khumbu Lodge
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Time5-6 hour
    • Maximum Altitude2,840m

    Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our hotel. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance performances.

    • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
    • MealsBreakfast
    • Time30min flight
    • Maximum Altitude1,350m

    Nearly 2 hours before your scheduled flight, our company representative will take you to the airport. We are sure; you will back to your home taking amazing experience of Nepal. We hope you enjoyed trekking and want to be somewhere in the Himalayas again.

    • MealsBreakfast

    What's Included

    • All ground transport in private vehicles including airport transfers. 
    • Kathmandu city excursion, tour guide, and private transportation.
    • Four night's accommodations with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. (Hotel Kumari Boutique
    • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking.
    • Best available twin sharing lodge/teahouse for the accommodations during the trekking.
    • Desert of seasonal fruits during dinner.
    • Government Licence holder and experienced English-speaking high mountain guide.
    • Honest, kind, and helpful porter during the trekking.
    • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines, and insurance for trekking staff.
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu round trip flight. 
    • Trip achievement certificate issued by Sagarmatha National Park. 
    • First Aid Medicine Kit carry by trekking leader. 
    • Everest National Park Permit and TIMS card.
    • All government taxes.
    • Footprint adventure's T-Shirt, trekking map, and duffle bag (in return).
    • Airport departure tax.
    • Welcome,/Farewell dinner with a cultural show program in a typical restaurant.
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • Your travel and rescue insurance.
    • Entrance fees in sightseeing sports.
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Hot shower during the trek. 
    • Snacks and other personal expenses. 
    • Tips for guide, porter, and driver. (expected)
    • Mineral water, soft drinks, and hard drinks.
    • Donation for local people, hospital, school (not compulsory)
    • Internet, telephone, wifi, medicines, shower, electricity charge fee.
    • Rest of the expenses that are not mentioned on Price includes.

    Dates & Price

    Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
    dateDecember 06, 2022 - December 20, 2022StatusAvailablepriceUS$1190
    dateDecember 28, 2022 - January 11, 2023StatusAvailablepriceUS$1190

    Additional Info

    Flight 

    Flight is a very important thing for  Everest  Gokyo  Trek. While you are going to Lukla or flight to Kathmandu from Lukla, sometimes will not fly on time because of the weather. after finish the trekking you need to take a private helicopter to come to kathmandu or Lukla. If you have extra 02 days you can catch a flight on time.

    High Altitude Sickness
    Everest Gokyo Trek would be a lifetime memory in your life. If you are not fit we will not recommend going this trekking. While you are going toward the Gokyo Lake ( 4,790m ) or Gokyo Ri ( 5483m ) you have to eat food and drink sufficient. If you have other serious problems you have to admit the hospital soon in this case you call the helicopter for rescue and our staff will help you with your treatment.

    Trekking Grade
    Everest Gokyo trek is a pretty long trek that goes right into high mountain country so; it is physically quite strenuous which involves approx 5-8 hours trekking along the way. There is no previous experience is required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions.

    Weather
    The best seasons for Best Everest Gokyo Trek start from mid-September till November end and from the beginning of March until the end of May. The morning time usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.

    Food
    We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.

    Transportation
    Everest Gokyo Trek starts your trip from your Kathmandu Hotel so a car or  Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu by amazing flight and the necessary vehicle will come to your place and drop you to your destination.

    Telephone and Internet
    There are few places available for Telephone and Internet. You can get an internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and the internet cost would be extra.

    Electricity
    Most of the lodges/ guest houses take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in the Gokyo lake. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc. that costs you need to pay extra.

    Drinking-Water
    The bottled water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

    Luggage
    In Kathmandu, you will get 4 to 5-star standard hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but the bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attached bathrooms as well as but they will cost extra.

    Group Leader and Crew
    We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

    Trekking Equipment
    It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

    Trekking Days
    The time schedule is very important for enjoying the trip among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk.  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

    Customize Itinerary
    As per your time schedule if there is not suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so the place mentions your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Everest Gokyo Trek.

    Trip Extensions
    In addition to Everest Gokyo Trek, we can organize a trip to Annapurna, Langtang, Manasalu, Mustang  trekking, Mountain Flight, the water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara  or Lumbini ),homestay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour,Bhutan tour  or India tour  extension as per your time frame

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