The crowds, commercialism and nightly competition for beds is driving many trekkers away from the more famous Everest base camp trek into the arms of the lovely Gokyo Lake trek. Two weeks spectacular climb almost as high as the Everest Base Camp trek and offers similarly jaw dropping Everest views, but the trails are less crowded, the lodges quieter and the villages along the trails have a reason to exist over and above serving dal bhat to legions of hungry trekkers.
The trail follows the Everest base camp route as far as Sanasa, above NamcheBazzar, and Then follows the Dudhkoshi to its sources a series of emerald-green lakes along the moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Beside these largest lakes in a basin of snow peaks, Gokyo village is a more satisfying destination than GorakShep, not least because it is a proper Sherpa Village complete with huge herds of yaks.
From Gokyo you can climb GkyoRi (5360 meters) for heart stopping views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu, or continue north along the valley to the highest of the sacred lakes. Either way, the sense of communing with topography is more profound than on the Everest base Camp trek. The local lodges are more basic and the dinner menu more monotonous. You will miss out on most of the Khumbu’s famous Buddhist monasteries. You can combine Bothe treks By walking to Gokyo than crossing the 5420m Cho La pass to Lobuche.
|Arrival and Departure Location||Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu|
|Trip Duration||18 Days|
|Max. Altitude||5545 M|
|Best Season||March – May / Oct – Dec|
Accommodation in Kathmandu: You will stay in high stander or equivalent hotel, including breakfast, on the sharing basis. For the Lunch and dinner you can go to the best Restaurant of the city with the different authentic cuisine.
Accommodation in Trekking : You will stay in the stander mountain lodges as per the itinerary. Please note that single rooms are not available during the trek. You recommended bring your own sleeping bag.
A Typical Trekking Day
While you are in trekking your day starts with wake up tea/coffee. After then your luggage will be packed and you will have breakfast as day sets off, considering the altitude and acclimatization, we walk slowly towards our next destination. All the group will be guided by our professional trained government licensed holder trekking guide. Throughout the day you will have break to take the photographs, treasure the landscape, confront the culture and admire the fascinating mountains and sceneries. A 1 to 2 hour relaxing lunch break is usually taken except when crossing the passes. After the lunch break, we will at least spend 2 to 3 hours more on the trail before reaching the next destination. While reach at the local lodge for accommodation they will welcome us by tea or cold drinks. Before the dinner at lodge you will visit local villages, photographs with culture and local People. After the dinner, you will be briefed fro the next day program and sleep.
Health and Experience Requirements
Everest Everest Trekking is a moderate trekking suited for all those passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 5 to 6 hours in a day. Some days even we need to walk 7 to 8 hours. Walking in high altitude is really difficult so it is more physically demanding then walking in the lower altitude. However if you have excellent health condition and fatnesses, self confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish the trip successfully. We recommended that regularly exercising and jogging for some we is better for trekking. No experience and any technical skill is required for this trip.
While travelling in the Himalaya you may suffer for the various health problems, injuries and even the altitude sickness. Hence, you must have to prepared before upcoming destination in the mountain land. Make sure that the policy of your insurance company should cover the possess of giving you service of helicopter rescue from the mountain if needed incase of altitude sickness or others accident during your trip.
Day 01:Arrival at Tribhuwan International airport (Kathmandu). Our Global Holidays Adventure’s airport representative meets you and transfer you to hotel by the private Vehicle. Our trekking guide will explain about your program in evening time. Overnight at hotel.Day 01:Arrival at Tribhuwan International airport (Kathmandu). Our Global Holidays Adventure’s airport representative meets you and transfer you to hotel by the private Vehicle. Our trekking guide will explain about your program in evening time. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02: An early morning fly to Lukla (2800 meters) from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding. (2652 meters). Flight 30 minutes and 3 hours walking. Overnight at Lodge.
DAY 03: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) – 5 / 6 hours walk. Overnight at Lodge.
DAY 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Overnight at Lodge.
DAY 05: Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680 meters) – 5/6 hours walk. Overnight at Lodge. DAY 06: Trek to Machherma (4470 meters) – 5/6 hours walk. Overnight at Lodge.
DAY 07: Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters) – 6/7 hours walk. Overnight at Lodge.
DAY 08: Trek to Gokyo-Ri (5483 meters) & Back to Gokyo – 5/6 hours walk. Overnight at Lodge. DAY 09: Trek to Thangna (4600 meters) – 4/5 hours walk. Overnight at Lodge.
DAY 10: Cross Cho-La pass (5300m) trek to Dzongla (4710 meters) – 7/8 hours walk. Overnight at Lodge
DAY 11: Trek to Lobuche (4940meters) – 4/5 hours walk.Overnight at Lodge.
DAY 12: Trek to Everest Base camp(5384 meters) then back to Gorak Shep (5170 meters) – 7/8 hours walk. Overnight at Lodge.
DAY 13: Hike up to Kalapattar (5545 meters) early in the morning then trek down to Periche (4200 meters) – 6/7 hours walk. Ovrnight at Lodge.
DAY 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) – 6/7 hours walk.Overnight at Lodge
DAY 15: Trek back to Lukla (2800 meters) – 5/6 hours walk. Overnight at Lodge
DAY 16: Morning flight to Kathmandu 45 minute. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu or flight delay at Lukla due to the bad weather. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 18: Final Departure day, Our Global Holidays Adventure’sairport representative will drop to the international by private tourist vehicle.
|Group Size||1 pax||2-4 Pax||5-8 Pax||9-12 Pax||12++ Pax|
|Cost (US $) Per Person||US $ 950.00||US $ 900.00||US $ 870.00||US $ 840.00||US $ 800.00|
|Group Size||1 pax||2-4 Pax||5-8 Pax||9-12 Pax||12++ PAX|
|Cost (INR) Per Person||INR 49000.00||INR 45000.00||INR 41000.00||INR 38500.00||INR 37500.00|
- All necessary domestic & international airport transport as per the itinerary.
- 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
- Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu. (Only 15 KG luggage per person is allowed).
- Available standard lodges, guesthouses accommodation during the trek (Twin sharing).
- One professional English speaking trekking guide.
- The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
- Food, accommodation, salary, transportation, flight, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- Everest National park permit and trekker’s TIMS (Trekking Information management System) card fees.
- First aid kit.
- Complementary farewell cultural Nepali dinner on last day of trip.
- All government taxes.
- International airfare and and Visa fees.
- All Meals during the trekking.
- Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
- All alcoholic and cold drinks.
- Personal trekking Equipment.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.