Highlights of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
Gokyo Valley Trek strikes every tourists mind when they feel like experiencing the in-depth beauty of nature. Gokyo Valley is situated at Solukhumbu district of Nepal. The entire valley is guarded by Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
To the western part of Ngozumpa Glacier lies Gokyo Peak. It is called Gokyo Ri by native people here. It is the largest glacier in the entire Himalayas.
Every view that you get from Gokyo Ri is so precious that you like to treasure each and every moment spent here. The beauty of natural white walls and love for it begins more intensely after experiencing Gokyo Valley Trek.
For your satisfaction, Regulus assigns the best guide for Gokyo Valley Trek who has in-depth knowledge of Gokyo area as well as is also rich in local knowledge about the mountains & culture of Sherpas. It is a kind of a complete trek from where you will get the real picture of Nepal from mountain aspect. The other part of the trek is that you will get a chance to witness beautiful and silent lakes of this area. You feel as if the lakes were waiting for you since long time back. The deep blue lake will immerse in you for rest of your life, at least in memory.
The stone carved small house is the speciality of Gokyo Village. The village is situated at the extremity of Gokyo Peak. Not mistaken, the settlement here is positioned in uppermost altitude of the world.
The centre of attraction of Gokyo Valley is Tengboche monastery. Four mountains ranging over 8,000m namely, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Makalu are seen from Gokyo Ri which is enough to mesmerize the trekkers.
19 Lakes situated at an altitude of 4,700 to 5,000m is encompassed by Gokyo Lake. Thonka is the largest lake among these 19 lakes.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,804m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m)
Day 04: Acclimatization Day
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Khunjung
Day 06: Khunjung to Phorste Drengka (3675m)
Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Dole
Day 08: Trek to Machherma (4,470m)
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo (4790m)
Day 10: Gokyo - Gokyo Ri (5483m) - Gokyo
Day 11: Trek to Cho La Pass (5,363m) and Dzongla (4,830m)
Day 12: Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910m )
Day 13: Lobuche to Ghorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m), Kalapathar (5,555m)
Day 14: Trek down to Pheriche (4,200m)
Day 15: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,441m)
Day 16: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,804m)
Day 17: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 18: Departure to your country
Day 01Arrival in KathmanduOn the very first day of your arrival, you will be received by a representative of Regulus and he will transfer you to the hotel. If you are not exhausted by your journey then you can roam around Thamel and have mini refreshment.
Day 02Kathmandu sightseeing From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you visit Kathmandu, also known as a city of temples with our guide. Basically, there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, SwoyamAbhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have a good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the nightlife of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel
Day 03Flight to Lukla (2,804m) and Trek to Phakding (2,610m) We head towards Tribhuvan Domestic Airport in the dawn to catch our flight for Lukla. The air journey is about 30 minutes which seems short but very exciting. During your flight, you can observe the beauty of the mountains, hills, greenery and lakes. Just after landing in Lukla our trek begins for Phakding. Our guide will summarize you about the trip and we will take a porter with us. Travelling with nature we arrive at Phakding where our day ends for today.
Day 04Acclimatization Day Today is a day to have a rest. Just because it is a day of acclimatization we do not stay quiet. We will come across to know the culture of Namche by exploring various places here. This day is necessary in order to adjust your body temperature so that you don’t fall sick during your trekking period. Today we will even visit Sagarmatha National Park.
Day 05Namche Bazaar to Khunjung Walk from Namche to Khumjung is lovely. Passing through beautiful villages takes us to Dudh Koshi River. The scene of Nupla and Kwangde Himal, and the gorgeousness of Mt. Nuptse will attract almost every trekker. We still walk towards Khunjung valley allocating small Sherpa village. This village has no any aroma of modern developments. Life among people here is very tough but they still manage to live a decent life with a beautiful smile. Here, your taste buds will get some chance to try tasty Riki Kur, which is a potato fritter augmented with Yak butter.
Day 06Khunjung to Phorste Drengka (3675m) Today we will walk downwards to reach Dudh Koshi River. We travel to northern part following Gokyo trail. Moving forward we reach Chorten. We descend further and arrive at Phortse Drengka.
Day 07Phortse Thanga to Dole We climb vertically up today. We reach at a certain place called Kharka where Sherpa take their yaks to graze in mass. To reach Dole we pass through Tongba and Gyele. We will be spending our night at Dole. There are a few local hotels there. The beauty of Khumbila and Twachee is awe-inspiring.
Day 08Trek to Machherma (4,470m) We follow the trail towards Luza and Lambara which is steep. We will come across various Kharkas on the way. Climbing for some hours, passing through the river, we come to Machherma. Overnight in Machherma
Day 09Trek to Gokyo (4790m) Today as usual we trail upward witnessing the gorgeous view of Kantega and Cho Oyu. Crossing through Pangka and a river bank we climb up to Ngozumpa Glacier. Few hours further leads us to Gokyo. Overnight in Gokyo
Day 10Gokyo - Gokyo Ri (5483m) - GokyoWe will climb Gokyo peak today which is two hours climb. The scene of entire Gokyo Region looks amazing from here. Even the classic beauty of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Twachee and Cholatse is clearly visible. If your stamina is fit then you can trek to Ngozumpa Lake.
Day 11Trek to Cho La Pass (5,363m) and Dzongla (4,830m)Now we pass Chola. Even though it is not a difficult trail but you should be extremely careful while passing Cho La. Trekking gears and other trekking equipment are so important in this region. We halt at Dzongla for tonight.
Day 12Dzongla to Lobuche (4,910m )To reach Lobuche we travel through the glacier. During our walk we can have glorifying view of Kalapatthar and Pumori. Overnight in Lobuche
Day 13Lobuche to Ghorakshep to Everest Base Camp (5,365 m), Kalapathar (5,555m)Now comes the day where your trekking challenges you & brings to your dream destination. We move forward through Lobuche together with Khumbu Glacier. Walking through the stone paved way we arrive at Gorakshep to where we will spend our night. Taking some rest and unpacking our bags at Gorakshep, we head towards Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar which is at distance of 2 hours from here. The marvellous view of Kalapathhar leaves you stunned. We will roam around the base camp and look at its overall beauty. Again we move down towards Gorakshep. Overnight in Gorakshep.
Day 14Trek down to Pheriche (4,200m) Today we follow the trail towards Phulung Karpo. It is an easy trail compared to other. Now we move forward towards Pheriche. It is also a tiny village with small settlement. Overnight in Pheriche
Day 15Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,441m) Today we move ahead to Orsho. The track will lead us to Lower Pangboche and somehow down to Deboche. Now we cross Phunkitenga. Our trail continues by moving towards Trashinga by crossing Dudh Koshi. After having a lunch at Shanasa we head towards Namche.
Day 16Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,804m) Crossing Bhote Koshi River and tracking the route To Jorsale we finally arrive at Monjo. We will leave Monjo by noon and walk downwards along Dudh Koshi River. We lastly arrive at Lukla. Overnight in Lukla
Day 17Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Today is a day to get back to Kathmandu. We will catch a flight from Lukla. The air distance is about half an hour and you reach Kathmandu enjoying your glorious journey. You can even enjoy in Kathmandu for some time and roam around. In the evening the staff of Regulus will offer you a farewell dinner for successfully completing your trip.
Day 18Departure to your country Finally, your Gokyo Valley Trek ends here. A representative of Regulus will drop you to the airport a few hours before your booked flight. See you again!