Gokyo Lake Trekking

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake are the two famous and wonderful goals among the explorers in Everest Region. Gokyo Lake trekking takes you through sentimental towns of stone houses and walled pastures on the shores of Gokyo Lake. This trek not just offers wonderful perspectives of the world’s most astounding mountain tops and the Ngozumpa Glacier, additionally gives an abundant chance to see an entrancing perspective of Mt. Everest. The Ngozumpa Glacier is the biggest in the Nepal Himalayas. You can visit different Monasteries and Chhortens followed by Sherpa cultural heritage.

The trek begins from flight to Lukla. The final destination is Gokyo Ri from where you can view beautiful sunrise with Everest Mountain panoramas. From Gokyo Ri a greater amount of Everest itself is noticeable, however from a somewhat more prominent separation, than from kala pattar above Gorak Shep. One of the noteworthy components of this trek is the perspective of the huge ice edge between the Mt. Choyou and Mt. Gyanchungm, situated in Khumbu district. The Mountains are more fantastic in this region as you get a very close look of himalayas. This trek truly offers an awesome chance to witness stunning and extraordinary nature sees.


Itinerary

Day to Day Itenary

Day 1  Arrival in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport) and transfer to the hotel.


Day 2  Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding . 3-4 hrs trek


Day 3  Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5-6 hrs trek


Day 4  Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440m).


Day 5  Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phorche Village (3810m) / Dhole (4050 m). 5-6 hrs trek


Day 6  Trek from Phorche village to Machhermo (4400m). 5-6 hrs trek


Day 7  Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m). 4 hrs trek


Day 8  Acclimations day in Gokyo valley and explore the Gokyo valley


Day 9  Trek from Gokyo to Dole (4200m). 5-6 hrs trek


Day 10  Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5-6 hrs trek


Day 11  Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m). 6 hrs trek


Day 12  Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and take a rest.


Day 13   Rest day /sightseening at Kathmandu


Day 14   Transfer to the International Airport Terminal

 

Additional Information:

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Itinerary Detail

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport) and transfer to the hotel.We heartily welcome you to Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative waiting you outside, greets you with great reverence and earnestly transfers you to the hotel. Before dinner, you could walk around Thamel or spend time as you wish. Overnight at Kathmandu.


Day 02 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding . 3-4 hrs trekEarly morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla has a tine airstrip and the scenic flight duration is just above 40 minutes. Upon landing, while the guides and porters will divide the baggage and you can have a good look around and take picture. Depending upon when we land at Lukla, we might even have our lunch there. From Lukla, we walk to Phakding village. The walk is fairly easy and we will stay overnight in Phakding. We can spend our evening strolling around the village.


Day 03 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5-6 hrs trekFrom Phakding, we start by walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River; we will have to cross this river twice today. We will then arrive at a small village called Monjo. Monjo is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the National Park, we descend down to Bhote Koshi River upon which we arrive at Jorsalle village.Trekking through the magnificent forests of rhododendron, ending your nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar (7 hrs from Phakding). While passing this long and often-steep passage, experience both the serenity and scenery of blue pine forests, firs, and junipers – all serving as the foreground to the beautiful backsplash that is Mount Everest .


Day 04 Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440m).We already having ascended an altitude of 3,440 m, we will use today for acclimatization. To prevent the high altitude and body fitness It is very important to take the rest in Namche Bazar. You have the day at your disposal and can choose to do what you wish with it. You can walk up to the Everest View Point Hotel and enjoy the view it offers. You can also choose to just walk around Namche Bazaar and observe the local proceedings and lifestyle. If it is Saturday today, there will be local traditional Saturday Market and it will be a wonderful experience visiting the marketplace. There is a Sherpa Museum in Namche which would be the place to visit if you are into Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering.


Day 05 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phorche Village (3810m) / Dhole (4050 m). 5-6 hrs trekToday the trail at first slightly climb up for a while up to the Chor camp at Namche Bazzar then continue easy level walk to kyangjuma 3550m.This easy trail lead you to Sanasa form where we slpit from Everest base camp trail. Hiking half an hour and can rest in Mongla Dada from where you can enjoy the magnificent view of Mt Ama Dablam and many more. On the way to whole trip you may enjoy incredible view of Mt. Everest (8848), Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse shar (8382m), Nuptse (7879m), peak- 38(7591m), Amadablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m), Kangtega (6783m), Kusum kangaru (6367), Cholaste (6335m), Tabuche peak (6495m), Khumbi La (5765m) and Kwangde Ri (6011m) along with the rhododendron forest. After few times trail ends at Phorche/ Phortse Village. You can overnight in Phorche or jump up few ahade to Dhole.


Day 06 Trek from Phorche village to Machhermo (4400m). 5-6 hrs trekAfter breakfast,We leave to Machhermo from Phortse Thanga. The trail climbs steeply through rhododendron and junipers forests then after small part level walks before to reach at Dole (4090m). Trail will climb gradually along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as altitude increase. Trial cross through, Luza and finally reach at Machhermo (4410m).overnight at local teahouse.


Day 07 Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m). 4 hrs trekTrail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down valley to Kangtega and up towards to Cho-Oyu (8201m). Furthermore trail passes through Pangka at 4390m then descends to the river and the Ngozumpa glacier. It is a steep climb up the moraine, switch backing alongside the stream to the first small lake Longponga (4650m) where a family of Brahmin ducks has resided for many years. Second lake is known as Taujung (4710m) and continue trek to Gokyo Lake (4750m). Overnight at local tea house looking the stunning Gokyo Lake from window.


Day 08 Acclimations day in Gokyo valley and explore the Gokyo valleyThis day early in the morning we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo RI (5357m). There are stunning views of the Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu mountains range, such giants as Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) Mt. Everest (8848), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7879m), Makalu (8481m), Cholaste (6335m), Tabuche peak (6495m) and Gychung Kang (7922m). After enjoy the beautiful views at Gokyo Ri then return to Gokyo (4750m) overnight at teahouse.


Day 09 Trek from Gokyo to Dole (4200m). 5-6 hrs trekToday the trek back to Dole is an easy downhill walk along the Dudh Koshi River that emerges out of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Passing by the second and then the first Gokyo Lakes and continue trek descends to Pangka (4390m). Along the trail you will see beautiful view of Cholaste (6335m) and Tabuche (6495m) peaks rear up on the right of us. The trail descends below Pangka, and across a level terrace on the slope to climb a rib on the far side of the hill side. Upon reaching the Chorten at the edge, we see great views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega . We slowly walk down to sprawling village of Machhermo. Again, through the charming hamlet of Luza and Lhabarma then finally reach at Dole (4090m). Overnight at tea house.


Day 10 Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5-6 hrs trekOur hike today is mostly down hills. The most outstanding feature of the trail today is the abundance of plant and animal vegetation including wildflowers and Rhododendrons. We might spot faunas like mountain goats, musk deers, pheasants, etc. Waterfalls are also today`s attraction. After Enjoying beautiful view from viewpoint then trek down hill to Namche Bazaar (3440m) overnight at teahouse. This is your last hiking for this trip. You can enjoy the party with your team mate and walk around the luka Airport.


Day 11 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m). 6 hrs trekYou can walk at your own pace today as we head back to Lukla from where we started our adventure. All the way is almost decending and you will be walk fast. Almost two days camp during climb upward will be passed in a single camp when returning. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. We will spend the night at a hotel in Lukla.


Day 12 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and take a rest.We take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. You will pass over the several mountains. You can create your travel videos over mountain or take pic. Our guide will transfer you to your hotel where you can relax at your will. After all you can visit local city as well as can join in party in nearby hub like thamel.


Day 13  Rest day /sightseening at KathmanduAfter breakfast , we set out for the sightseeing to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. We will be visiting the monastery, witness the activities of Lama People, walking around the stupa and the Bajrayana followers with their ritual activities.
In our sightseeing tour you go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar square and patan Durbar Square. Durbar Square are the 12th and 18th centuries Malla kings palace. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.


Day 14  Transfer to the International Airport TerminalAs per your flight schedule, we transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your flight to the next destination.

Include/Exclude

Service Include:

  • Airport pickups and drops by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea/coffee during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, insurance, equipment,food and accommodation of guide and porters.
  • Sleeping bag to each trekkers (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit for our Nepali staff.
  • Trekking certificate
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Travel & rescue arrangement (Helicopter evacuation available if required, at clients cost based on clients insurance policy

Service Exclude:

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Equipment List

PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING

  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Departure Date
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Booked
  • Availability
  • Sep 15, 2017
  • Sep 28, 2017
  • 1250
  • Yes
  • May 13, 2017
  • Nov 26, 2017
  • 1250
  • Yes
Terms and Conditions

Himalayan Gateway Trek is a reputed adventure travel company that has been serving thousands of trekkers from all around the world. We are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu ,registered under license number 2126/073. Bunch of experienced guides and focused stuff has made the company this trust worthy up to date. The company is under the supervision of Mr Bipin Lamichhane (Head) which has been providing facilities such as Trekking, hiking, tours and peak climbing. We are fully approved and licensed under Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal. We are also an active member of Trekking agents association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Assocation (NMA).

 

  • When you confirmed the trip,you should pay 25 % (Non- Refundable) down payment from total trip cost advance as per the company’s policy,it help us to reserve Hotels in city, domestic flights and all other trip arrangements for final trip booking. with your deposit we need your details of scan passport copy by e-mail for all trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan,which is more secure for you to book flight ticket or more things in your real name, gender, date of birth and passport number with home address.

  • All clients are request to have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip

  • You should clear rest of the amount on your Arrival day. 

  • Any trip booking Payment process is very easy with Himalayan Gateway Trek (P.) Ltd, We accept your last minute booking also, but you should pay total tour cost in advance.

Travel Insurance

Insurance strategy takes care of the expense of a save helicopter from rocky or remote districts of the nation and covers all outrageous exercises for your excursion, for example, boating, endeavor, trekking, canyoning and so on.

On the off chance that you fall sick or have a mishap amid your trek in Nepal, the cost can end up noticeably over the top on the off chance that you need travel protection.

Numerous insurance agencies from everywhere throughout the world are giving travel protection administrations at a sensible cost and on the off chance that you are travlling in a gathering, you might have the capacity to get further rebates.

We firmly prescribe you to purchase a travel protection that comers Rescue and Evacuation at that point bring your strategy subtle elements (eg approach number, contact telephone, scope, and so forth) since save administrations will seldom go to your guide without money store or a guarantee in Kathmandu however when you are doing visit with us, we orchestrate helicopter departure in crisis case because of height ailment or enduring damage amid campaign/trekking/Climbing or potentially wellbeing conditions.

You have to either send your duplicate of travel protection approach authentication or basically convey alongside you amid your excursion. Himalayan Gateway Treks don’t offer or mastermind any kind of Travel Insurance Policy.

At long last, please dependably have a printed duplicate of your protection strategy helpful while going in Nepal

Health & Medicine Advice

High mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks. Good advice is to make sure that you are well prepared for the trek since lack of fitness can often lead to discomfort or illness. The most common health issues that trekkers have during the trekking is altitude sickness so we should always ready for these risks. Something as simple as a foot blister can totally ruin a trek, not only for you but also for your companions.

->You are healthy and mental and physical wellness at the season of booking this visit

->A standout amongst the most well-known grievances endured by guests to Nepal is stomach issue. Drink just packaged beverages with the seals in place, boiled and filtered water. Maintain a strategic distance from extremely spicy foods in the event that you are unused to it.

->Before beginning, do warm-up activities. Extending slowly builds heart rate, temperature and flow to your muscles. Likewise, following a decent night’s rest, your muscles require warming.

->Altitude sickness is the name given to the collection of symptoms which can happen, when a man endeavors to rise too rapidly at heights over 2500 m (8202 ft). If you take the necessary precautions and listen to your body, chances are you will be fine.

->Wearing good, comfortable and softened up footwear will go far to dodging foot issues like blisters which is one of the probability issues among trekkers.

->You should have taken the necessary precautions to immunise/vaccinate for the destination you are   travelling to. If you fail to comply with the duty of disclosure in this condition and if Escape Trekking Adventures would not have permitted you to undertake the tour, or continue participation of the tour, had you made full disclosure under this condition, Himalayan Gateway trek will not be liable, except to the minimum extent.

Personal first Aid Kit

Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. However, a survival kit is one of the most important items you carry and should not be compromised. Carry a first aid kit with you. Every outdoor person must have a personal first aid kit with proper medical background information inside, namely: emergency contact info, blood type, allergies and current medication. Trekkirs should carry followings things.
->Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol – for headaches etc.
->Thermometer (to check for fever) – mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
->Anti-diarrhoeal drug
->Antibiotic eye drops (one bottle)
->Anti-inflammatory drug
->Tweezers (for removal of splinters)
->Adhesive waterproof tape (3-4′ long of 1″ wide tape rolled onto a popsicle stick or sewing thread bobbin)
->Safety pins (2 large pins; can be used for gear, to secure bandages, dig out a splinter, etc)
->Medical gloves (1 pair, nitrile surgical or non-latex barrier gloves; the sanitary option if you need to help someone that is bleeding, or you want them to help you!)
->Muslin Triangular Bandage in a compressed package (handly as a sling of to fashion different types of splints)

Trekking equipment
  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Nepal visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.

You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and 2 passport sized photo with a light background.

Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 25
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 40
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 100

Tourist visa extension facility:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January – December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.
Permits and fees

Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum Rs. 500 Rs. 250 Rs. 100
Kathmandu Durbar square Rs. 750 Rs. 150 free
National Museum Chhauni Rs. 200 Rs. 25 Rs. 20
Patan Durbar Square Rs. 500 Rs. 100 free
Patan Museum Rs. 250 Rs. 25 Rs. 10
Patan Golden Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 20 free
Mahabouddha Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 30 free
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs. 1,500 Rs. 500 free
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur Rs. 100 Rs. 50 Rs. 20
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Rs. 200 Rs. 50 free
Bouddhanath Stupa Rs. 250 Rs. 150 free
Pashupatinath Temple Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000 free
Changu Narayan Temple Rs. 100 Rs. 25 free
Ethnographic Museum, NTB Rs. 200 Rs. 100 Rs. 30

 

Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT Rs. 1’500/person + 13%VAT free
Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
Rs. 1,000/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 50/person
Chitwan National Park Rs. 1,500/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 100/person
All Conservation Areas Rs. 2,000/person Rs. 200/person free

Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees

Car Jeep Van Chopper
Chitwan National Park Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 4,000/day Rs. 5,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Parsa, Shuklaphanta
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Rs. 1,000/day Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 3,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Trekking grades

Trekking grades

Food And Accommodations.

Himalayan Gateway Trek  usually books hotel accommodation for you in cities on  Bed and Breakfast basis as your requirements. During your trek you can stay in a local tea house or camp. It depends on your wishes. While you are on a tea house trek, Himalayan Gateway Trek  invites you to choose the food you like for your breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu. Our experienced guide will help with selecting and ensure that you get hygienically prepared, plentiful and healthy food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast, properly Hot drinks like Tea/coffee,Hot chocolate and others are available with all meals, and you can also buy mineral water in most of the areas where you find tea houses.



Tour Highlights

  • Trip Grade
  • Duration14
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and your 3 Meals during trekking
  • ActivitiesTrekking,Tours
  • Trek StyleTea House
  • Max. Altitude4800
  • Best TimeMarch to may and september to December

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