Gokyo Lake Trek Itinerary - Trekking in Nepal, Tour in Nepal, Climbing In Nepal

Gokyo Lake Trek ItineraryPublished On: February 2nd, 2018


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Day-01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1345 m)
One of our representatives will receive you at the airport. Afterwards, you will be dropped off at hotel where you will get full briefing about your whole program. Take a rest, later preparation shopping for the trek. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.


Day-02: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m), trek to Phakding (2,652 m): 3 – 4 hours
Fly to Lukla in the early morning. Adventurous flight offers great scenic view of mountains. After we reach Lukla, we meet the rest of our trekking staff and begin trekking to Phakding. Overnight at hotel in Phakding.



Day-03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m): 5 – 6 hours
We start our trek after breakfast. We follow the trail that goes alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We can enjoy a good view of many Mountains close by you after crossing several suspension bridge, villages and monasteries. Overnight at hotel in Namche Bazar.


Day-04: Namche Bazaar: acclimatization
Today we stock in Namche Bazar for acclimatization which is important to adjust to the gradual change in environment. It will also help us to prevent catching Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Today we can visit around and explore the Tourist Visitor Center, variety of thingsrelated to the first Everest ascenders and Sherpa culture. Spend night in Namche Bazar.


Day-05: Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810 m): 5 – 6 hours
We start trek in the early morning after breakfast. We continue our trek through the path where is possible to see Himalayan pheasants, musk deer and Himalayan Thars. While we descend towards Dudhkoshi River we will get the glimpse of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila Mountain. After crossing rhododendron forests we will reach Phorse. We stop here for overnight stay.


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Day-06: Phorse to Machhermo-(4,470 m): 5 – 6 hours
Today also the path goes as usual, where is possible to see pheasants, mountain goats and musk deer. We walk through forests, waterfalls and bridges before reaching Dole. Here we will see the Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku mountains. We continue walking through small villages and sandy trails before reaching Machhermo. We can visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital for a lecture regarding altitude sickness, its precaution, and primary treatment. Overnight in Machhermo.


Day-07: Machharmo to Gokyo (4800 m): 5 – 6 hours
Today we ascend on a hill and enjoy the view of Dudh Koshi valley, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains. We descend to the river bank before climbing up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier on a steep trail. We pass through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari before reaching Gokyo. Overnight in hotel at Gokyo.


Day-08: Gokyo Valley. 5 – 6 hours
Today we explore around the Gokyo Valley if the weather is clear. If somebody want, they can climb up to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri offers many remarkable views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu. Its also possible to see the biggest glacier of the world Ngazumpa from here. We spend the night in Gokyo Valley.


Day-09: Gokyo to Dole: 3 – 4 hours
We start to descend on a trail along the Dudh Koshi River and pass the first Gokyo lakes. On the way we enjoy mountain views. After reaching the chorten at the edge, we see great views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We walk past Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages before reaching Dole, where we spend night.


Day-10: Dole to Namche Bazaar: 4 – 5 hours
Same as previous day we descend on a steep trail to Phortse Thanga admiring rhododendrons, wildflowers and waterfalls. From Mong, we can admire a good view of Khumbila peak. On our way to Namche the view of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kangtega mountains are ours to admire. After walking for a while, we reach an intersection where the trail from Sanasa meets our trail. Just after a kilometer from here is Namche Bazaar. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.


Day-11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 – 8 hours
We continue to descend on a rocky trail and cross several suspension bridges before walking on a leveled trail. The trek will over after we reach Lukla. We spend our time reminiscing about our time spent in the mountain. Overnight at hotel in Lukla.


Day-12: Fly to Kathmandu
In the early morning flight we fly back to Kathmandu. We will have rest day in Kathmandu. In the late day time you may walk around the street of Thamel. Have the food of your choice. Overnight in hotel.


Day-13: Final departure
This is the day to say good bye Nepal. Your guide will come to receive you at your hotel for the airport.