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Trip Introduction

With its tempting side glens, a string of Turquoise lakes, Nepal’s biggest glacier and an arc of snow Mountains, the Gokyo valley is the most attractive in the Khumbu (upper part of Solukhumbu district) Region. Our Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is an alternative to classical treks in Khumbu that has been specially designed for travelers who are eager to experience the magnificence of the Everest range, while avoiding too much mental and physical stress. The view from Gokyo is exceptionally beautiful and offers more of the legendary mountain than the views from Kalapattar.

The trail of this trek follows the Everest Base camp route up to Sanasa, and then it follows Dudh Koshi River to its source, Ngozumpa Glacier. After a brief sightseeing in Kathmandu, we fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), from where we will proceed to Phakding. The next and more scenic day will be spent by doing trekking up to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft). The following days we will pass through Phortse Village and Machhermo where the mountains are more spectacular. Passing through these villages, we also get a chance to have a look at the lifestyles of high altitude dwellers. We reach Gokyo enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Ngozumba Glacier, the largest of its kind in the Nepal Himalayas. The small herding settlement of Gokyo (4,750m/15,584ft) lies on the banks of the third lake in a series of small turquoise mountain lakes. On ridge above Gokyo the four peaks above 8,000m (26,246ft), Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu, expose themselves. If that is not enough have a look at the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (7,922m/25,991ft), considered one of the most dramatic panoramas in the Khumbu region. There are many options for additional exploration and high-altitude walking, including the crossing of Cho La, a 5,420m (17,782ft)-high pass into Khumbu and a hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft). The descent is made through Dole to Lukla to resume a fly back to Kathmandu.


Day 1 Arrival

Kathmandu Arrival (1300 m/4264 ft)

Day 2

Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft) Sightseeing and Preparation for Trekking

Day 3

Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) 3/4 hours trek

Day 4

Phakding РNamche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 5/6 hrs

Day 5

Namche Bazaar: Rest day/acclimatization day

Day 6

Namche Bazzar – Phorse Village-[3810 m/ 12,496 ft] 5/6 hrs

Day 7

Phorse Village – Machhermo-[4,470 m/ 14,663 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs

Day 8

Machharmo – Gokyo[4800 m/15,744 ft] 5/6 hours

Day 9

Gokyo Explore/Gokyo Ri-5357 m/hike to Fifth lakes 4800m 5/6 hours

Day 10

Gokyo to Dole: 3/4 hrs

Day 11

Dole to Namche: 4/5 hrs

Day 12

Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6/8 hrs

Day 13

Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 14

Farewell friends ! Transfer to Airport return to home/or ready for next destination

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