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Everest Gokyo Ri Trek 13 Days

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The Gokyo Lakes trek is one of the most picturesque treks in Nepal. Much of the trek takes place at moderate to high altitudes, venturing through rich cvillages, red birch and dwarf rhododendron forests and with magnificent views of the peaks of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Taweche. A highlight of this trek is the walk to the sacred lakes of Gokyo. We spend two days exploring the Gokyo area, including a steep climb to the top of Gokyo Ri to witness what is one of the most comprehensive and impressive panoramas in all the Himalaya.This trek will appeal to those who wish to see the major mountains of the Everest region from a less-trekked trail, as well as visit the regions key monasteries.

Fact of the Trek

 

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Place Covers

Lukla/ Namche/ Tyangboche/ Dole/Gokyo/Lukla

Group Size

Min.1, Max. 9

Min. altitude

2840m

Max. altitude

5483 m

Best Season

February to June and September to November

Transportation

Aero plane (Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu)

Trek Duration

13 days

Age Limit

17 to 75

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basis. Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and it takes about 30 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) which takes approximately three hours. In the early morning we take the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m), flying parallel to giant Himalayan mountains bordering Nepal and China (Tibet). The flight time is about 40 minutes and we land at an airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. In the afternoon we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m), it is a short walk to Phakding. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 03: Trek from c (3440 m.) which takes about five and half hours. We head onwards and upwards as the trail starts to rise through a forest of rhododendron, magnolia and giant fir-trees. Our target this evening is Namche Bazaar, a delightful mountain village and the Sherpa 'capital', but first we must ascend Namche Hill; walking at a gentle but steady pace we finally arrive at the town that is itself an important meeting and trading point for the local people. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 04: Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places. We take a day to rest in Namche; we can explore the markets (which sell everything a trekker could require here!) or happily laze around in the sun. It is important to note that acclimatization is extremely important and that by using these acclimatization days correctly we greatly improve our chances of reaching our goal of Kalapatar, which lies at an altitude of 5545m Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar (3440m.) to Tyangboche (3867 m.) and it takes about five and half hours. Today after breakfast we start our trek with pleasant walk through the forest with magnificent view of mountains. The great view of the mighty peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak with view of the eastern snow capped mountains. The trail leads up hill through the forested path and the hardly walk to get to Tyangboche. One of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya and the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 06: Trek from Tyangboche to Dole (4040 m.) and it takes about five and half hours. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4150m) and it takes about five hours. From Dole we climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the rhododendron forests give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements [yersa], which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of us are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while at the rear are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. Today's trek is a short one and we will arrive at Machermo in time for lunch. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m) which takes about four and half hours. Today, we climb up to the ridge and can be seen excellent view both down the valley to Khangtega and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m/26741ft). Our route descends to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4690m/15383ft. Enjoy the lake view and after an hour walk will reaches at Gokyo village on the edge of third lake. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 09: Trek/climb from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek back to Machhermo (4150m.) via Gokyo village and it takes about four and half hours. Early in this morning we hike up to Gokyo Ri for the breathtaking view of splash a sunrise top of the mountain including Mt. Everest view and many more Himalayan scenery. This will be unforgettable life time memories and enjoy around the top. We have a great memories and stroll back an hours to Gokyo for breakfast. We trek down to Machhermo for the overnight stop. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10: Trek from Machhermo (4150m.) to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) which takes about five hours. The trail gently descends to Dole and then starts descending steeply to Photse Tenga (3650m.) passing through rhododendron forests. Then the path immediately ascends steeply to Mongla Danda (4000m.) and gently descends up to Kyanjoma (3500m.) following small ups and down to the destination. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) and it takes about six hours. The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay. Stay overnight at tea house. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. The duration of this flight is 30 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.

Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

OUR TRIP PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Airport pick up and drop off services
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 or 4 star category hotel on BB basis
  • Welcome dinner at Nepali cultural heritage restaurant in Kathmandu
  • A trekking guide
  • Porter/s (1 porter can carry up to 25kgs of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Entry Permit for Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation (from hotel to airport & from airport to hotel)
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if required
  • Rescue assistance
  • First aid kit
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staff
  • Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Airport tax at Kathmandu domestic airport and Lukla airport
OUR TRIP PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages, hot shower, batter recharge etc.
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal visa fee
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