Gokyo Cho or known popularly as Gokyo Lake and the Gokyo lake system is glacial lake system in the Everest region of the Himalayas in which five lakes scattered in the same line with main lake named Gokyo. This lake covers an area of 42.9 ha (106 acres). Gokyo village – a small hamlet – lies on the eastern shore of the lake and one of the biggest glaciers, Ngozumpa glacier, adjacent to the lake.
Gokyo Valley Trek offers one of the best trek experiences in the Himalayas in which you can enjoy the majestic views of the peaks including Mt. Everest (8,848 m./29,029 ft) – the crown of the world, Makalu (8,485 m/ 27,838 ft), Cho Oyu (8,201 m/ 26,906 ft), Ama Dablam (6,812 m/ 22,349 ft), Thamserku (6,608 m/ 21,680 ft), Kantenga, Cho-Latse, Tawache and others. Not only view of the Himalayan peaks but also the Sherpa culture, and high Himalayan lifestyle amaze you equally.
During the trek you will climb the peak namely Gokyo Ri (5,357 m/ 17,575 ft) to view the magnificent view of the Himalayan peaks and Everest.
If you have time, strength, and will then you can combine Gokyo Valley trek with Everest Base Camp crossing over Cho-La pass. Famous Three Pass Trek also runs through Gokyo Lake. This itinerary takes you through the Dudhkoshi valley up to Gokyo from Namche which is classic trekking route as well.
Arrive Kathmandu where our friendly representative meet and greet at the airport. We transfer you to the Hotel you are booked, and complete check-in formalities. After a short rest and time to freshen up, we will then show you Thamel – one of the busiest tourist areas. You can look up for ATMs, money changer, shops, retailers, gears or any other necessities that you require. You will then be taken to our office for tour briefing. Overnight will be spent at the hotel. Delay on flight will postpone the schedule for next feasible day.
You drive to domestic airport early morning for a flight to Lukla with Guide. A flight of 30 mins flying over Nepal’s mid-hills and mountains parallel to the Himalayan ranges will be an amazing adventurous experience on its own. Upon landing on an airstrip of a beautiful town Lukla – gateway to the Everest trek, you will stop for a short while to fix your luggages, meet with crew members, and have a cup of tea/coffee to start the day. You then walk for three and half hrs approximately on a gently sloped landscape towards Phakding and spend your night at a local lodge in the bank of beautiful Dudh Koshi river.
After you enjoy the beauty of Gokyo Lake, today you walk back to Phortse Tenga – a beautiful place near the Dudhkoshi river in the pine forest to spend the tranquil night. You walk all the way back same path as you go up, but you view differently due to change of direction. Enjoy the return walk and overnight in the lodge.
After breakfast, we trek all the way to Namche Bazar for lunch. From Namche, trek down the trail to reach Monjo. The trekking is steeply down routed. We spend our night at a local lodge in Monjo.
We take a thrilling flight to Kathmandu. The flight will bring changes in air and leave fresh mountain air back, but you get an opportunity to give rest to your body after a long trek in the Himalayas. You will get good food after weeks of limited optioned meal in the Himalayas. We transfer you to hotel and leave you for the day to explore nearest market and relax. You will spend the night at hotel.
This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking tours. There are various selections and brands that you can choose as per your interest. All required trekking equipments can be bought or even hired easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
Lower Body – Legs
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Our guide will carry first aid kit bag during the trek. We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).
All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
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