Gokyo Lake Trek

gokyo lake trek

‘adventure around picturesque Gokyo lakes with scenic high Gokyo –Ri view top’

Gokyo Lake Trek, an awesome adventure on the high scenic valley of Khumbu within the shadow of world highest Mt. Everest with its range of satellite peaks that encircles you on this fabulous journey with a visit to the high scenic point of Gokyo Ri and towards famous and beautiful Thyangboche Monastery.

BUNA Treks & Expeditions adventure to Gokyo Lake Trek, leads you with fascinating moments with the expert guidance of our veteran and professional Sherpa guides of Khumbu region.

This is one of the most scenic and famous adventures around high Khumbu and Everest region with superb combination visiting famous and lovely cultural villages Phakding-Monjo-Namche Bazaar with Khunde and Khumjung including beautiful Gokyo Lakes and then on high and scenic Gokyo Ri with a magnificent panorama of world’s four highest mountains including Mt. Everest.

Gokyo Lake Trek rewards you with super views of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201 m / 26,906 ft), Amadablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy peak Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) and as far towards world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft).

Our fantastic adventure, the Gokyo Lake Trek begins from Lukla town after taking a short flight from Kathmandu and then heading towards higher Khumbu areas through nice farm villages and into serene alpine woodland, after a rest and pleasant time at Namche Bazaar walk leads beyond tree lines to reach arid and barren rocky and ice terrains at Gokyo Lake with incredible views of world 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu at close distance.

At Gokyo with a fantastic panorama from the high scenic view point at Gokyo Ri, the walk continues leading into lovely alpine woodland at Thyangboche Monastery encircle by high giant peaks with Everest and majestic Amadablam.

Finally, our overwhelming adventure concludes at Lukla with a flight back to Kathmandu with memorable and exciting time on Gokyo Lake Trek with great guidance and services of BUNA Treks and its expert guides.

Gokyo Lake Trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 05: Trek to Dole 4,110 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Machherma 4,470m- 04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo 4,790m -04 hrs.
Day 08: Morning hike to Gokyo-Ri and walk to Na 4,700 m – 04 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Phorste 3,830m – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m via Pangboche – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Monjo 2,860m – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 14: In Kathmandu free day with sightseeing tour.
Day 15: International departure for home ward bound.

 

 

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by Jim Sanders, Brooklyn-USA on Blank Business Name
Best Trip ever!!

I joined BUNA treks for Gokyo Trek in November. My entire travel and trekking experience was delightful. From the accommodations to meals and transportation, all were as promised. They helped me to arrange with necessary requirements for the trip. I am coming again to explore more of Everest region next year and certainly going to choose BUNA treks. Thanks for everything!

by Rita Cunningham, Belfast-UK on Blank Business Name
Kathmandu and Gokyo Lake

What a fantastic trip with cultural tour around Kathmandu with scenic trek to Gokyo Lake with unbelievable views of mountains.

by Stephen Gerard, Sydney Australia on Blank Business Name
Brilliant Trek Ever!!!!

The trek was too good and brilliant, cannot explain in writing Danka-san to BUNA and team of staff!!

Thank you so much, Stephen Gerard 🙂

by Peter Wolfgang ,Hamburg-Germany on Blank Business Name
What! A fascinating and mind-blowing trip!!!!!

What! A fascinating and mind-blowing trip enjoyed it, thanks for everything BUNA.Our team visited Nepal last April. We were on Gokyo trek was really an unbelievable and unforgettable experience. Thank you Buna Treks. Your kind help will always be inspiration for us.

Your word counts a lot to us, thank you so much Peter.

by Carolyn Davis Burns, Middlesex,UK on Blank Business Name
Amazing Times in Nepal!!

Amazing times on high mountains and trekking around high Khumbu valley at Gokyo, in the comfort of nice lodges on route with warm friendly services of BUNA Treks & Expeditions and loyal staff. 

Thank you so much Carolyn Davis Burns for your beautiful review!!

by Bill Clifford ,Oregon-CA USA on Blank Business Name
A perfect holiday !!

A perfect holiday amazing country and right duration of time, impressive with mind blowing views on daily walks and especially from Gokyo Ri enjoyed it, thank you BUNA for wonderful arrangement.

Thank you Bill Clifford. Hope to see you again!!

Trip Highlights

“Scenic flights to and from Lukla with parallel views of mountain range
Walk into lovely Sherpa traditional villages enrich with Buddhist culture
Visiting Namche Bazaar with wonderful sceneries of dramatic landscapes
Within world heritage and highest Sagarmatha National park
From green woodlands to glacial lakes and arid and beautiful terrains
At beautiful Gokyo Lakes and, climb of scenic Gokyo Ri with awesome mountain panorama”

Price Includes

  1. Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle
  2. 3-star standard hotel in Kathmandu on B/b plan.
  3. Guided  day city tour, per itinerary
  4. Applicable entrance fees in Kathmandu city tour
  5. Welcome and farewell dinner with our best hospitality
  6. Government license holder English speaking trekking guide & porter
  7. TIMS certificate and Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
  8. Domestic flight(Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) round airfare
  9. Tea house lodge &  hotel accommodation based on two on shared double/twin room , per itinerary
  10. Duffel bag, sleeping bag, trekking pole for use on the trek.
  11. Buna Company printed t-shirt, trekking map.
  12. Full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) basis whilst on trek

Price Excludes

  1. Nepal Visa
  2. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  3. Insurance
  4. International flight
  5. Drinks with meals (alcohol & non-alcohol), snack, chocolate bar etc.
  6. Domestic airport tax which is cost about $3.00
  7. Bucket hot shower.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, where Xtreme Climbers guide and office staff receives you with warm welcome, and then transfer to your respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed our guide briefs with information regarding Gokyo Valley & Everest Base Camp trek, hotels, lodge on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.

Mornings, flight to Lukla with views of mountain range including Mt. Everest, after 30 mins of great flight reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip a gateway Sherpa town to Everest base camp and other adventure destination.

From Lukla walk to Phakding village for overnight stop leading past Sherpa farm villages, a nice and pleasant walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful views along the walk to Phakding village located by Dudh Kosi a glacial River.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.

After a nice morning, walk continues crossing bridges over Dudh Kosi River passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bhenkar and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, from here on the river bed for few hours and after the last bridge a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.

Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.

A perfect place for rest day for proper acclimatization before heading higher area, morning a short hike to Everest View Hotel or walk up on top a hill of Namche for views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks, visit the museum with wide information of the Khumbu areas.

Day 05: Trek to Dole 4,110 m - 05 hrs.

After a nice stop in Namche Bazaar with eye catching views, morning walk leads downhill to join the main trail at near Shanasa village. From this spot our route diverts away from the main Namche-Everest base camp trail towards quiet areas towards Gokyo Lake.

The path climbs with steep climb to reach a Mong 3,973 meters with amazing views and then downhill walk to Dudh Kosi River at Phortse Thanghka for lunch.

After Phortse, continue walk to Dole as the trail climbs steeply out of the valley through a patch of rhododendron forest which gives way to juniper and conifers trees. In the spring time this place will be magic with wild flowers in full bloom. This path passes summer Yak pastures.

The trek leads past Tongba and Gyele villages to reach at Dole with super view of Khumbila and Tawache 6,542m.

Day 06: Trek to Machherma 4,470 m -04 hrs.

Morning walk from Dole climbs along the side of the valley, where rhododendron forest stops, giving way to smaller bushes of juniper as you gain altitude slowly. Finally walk leads on level path for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka and to Luza at 4,390m; and then skirting around a ridge with downhill to Macherma village.  Arriving at Machherma for lunch and overnight stop with time in the afternoon for short walk or just relax.

Day 07: Trek to Gokyo 4,790m -04 hrs.

From this small settlement our walks continues to Gokyo 3rd Lake, following a scenic path to Pangka small area and then descend slightly, following one of the glacial fed rivers which flows from Ngozumba Glacier of high world 6th highest Cho-Oyu and other adjoining peaks.

Walk leads to a climb by the side of a glacier, passing first lake and the second lake, crossing the path to reach at third lake known as Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake a summer settlement with fantastic views of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald green waters of Gokyo Lake.

Day 08: Morning hike to Gokyo-Ri and walk to Na or beyond - 04 hrs.

Morning hike uphill to Gokyo Ri one of the highlight of this trip, a small peak above the lake, Gokyo Ri at 5,357m offers panorama of Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and far as to Mt. Makalu.

After a wonderful stop at Gokyo Ri, head downhill to Gokyo for lunch and rest, afternoon short walk of few hours to Na, a small place located at the foot of Ngozumba glacier with time head further for another hour for overnight stop.

Day 09: Trek to Phortse village 3, 810 m - 04 hrs.

Starting from this isolated area beneath towering Cholatse peak on the least trekked trail to Phortse village, morning walks leads downhill for short 3-4 hours, to reach another sleepy village at Pangboche for lunch and overnight stop. Afternoon explore this nice small Sherpa village, where trekkers seldom walk on this route.

Day 10: Trek to Tyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.

Leaving Phortse village with super views of Amadablam, on the gradual winding path uphill to reach upper Pangboche near an old Gompa (monastery), after a rest with lunch break then downhill back into tree lines, from the bridge few hours climb to Thyangboche Monastery, located on a small plateau with marvelous views of mountains including Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam surrounded with pristine rhododendron-pines-oaks and birch tree woodland. Afternoon with time for tour of the monastery, which was burnt by accidental fire in 1991 at present back into normal form, where you can witness young monks and elderly priest and Lama on evening prayer.

Day 11: Trek to Monjo 2,860m - 06 hrs.

After a great time descend to Imjatse River, with steep climb for an hour to Sanasa, from here on gradual path with short ups and downs to Namche Bazaar, a break here and then walk back to Dudh Kosi river valley and to Monjo for overnight stop.

Day 12: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.

Morning walk reaching at Phakding from here retrace the journey back to Lukla with last climb, on reaching Lukla celebrate last night dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 14: In Kathmandu free day with sightseeing tour.

A spare day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation due to unfavorable bad weather which might occur, as the Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes if all goes well have a free day or sightseeing tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.

Day 15: International departure homeward bound.

Your last day in amazing Nepal in the land of Himalayan wonders, after wonderful experience and fond memories of Gokyo Lake trekking, our staff transfer you to airport as per your time for international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.

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by Jim Sanders, Brooklyn-USA on Blank Business Name
Best Trip ever!!

I joined BUNA treks for Gokyo Trek in November. My entire travel and trekking experience was delightful. From the accommodations to meals and transportation, all were as promised. They helped me to arrange with necessary requirements for the trip. I am coming again to explore more of Everest region next year and certainly going to choose BUNA treks. Thanks for everything!

by Rita Cunningham, Belfast-UK on Blank Business Name
Kathmandu and Gokyo Lake

What a fantastic trip with cultural tour around Kathmandu with scenic trek to Gokyo Lake with unbelievable views of mountains.

by Stephen Gerard, Sydney Australia on Blank Business Name
Brilliant Trek Ever!!!!

The trek was too good and brilliant, cannot explain in writing Danka-san to BUNA and team of staff!!

Thank you so much, Stephen Gerard :)

by Peter Wolfgang ,Hamburg-Germany on Blank Business Name
What! A fascinating and mind-blowing trip!!!!!

What! A fascinating and mind-blowing trip enjoyed it, thanks for everything BUNA.Our team visited Nepal last April. We were on Gokyo trek was really an unbelievable and unforgettable experience. Thank you Buna Treks. Your kind help will always be inspiration for us.

Your word counts a lot to us, thank you so much Peter.

by Carolyn Davis Burns, Middlesex,UK on Blank Business Name
Amazing Times in Nepal!!

Amazing times on high mountains and trekking around high Khumbu valley at Gokyo, in the comfort of nice lodges on route with warm friendly services of BUNA Treks & Expeditions and loyal staff. 

Thank you so much Carolyn Davis Burns for your beautiful review!!

by Bill Clifford ,Oregon-CA USA on Blank Business Name
A perfect holiday !!

A perfect holiday amazing country and right duration of time, impressive with mind blowing views on daily walks and especially from Gokyo Ri enjoyed it, thank you BUNA for wonderful arrangement.

Thank you Bill Clifford. Hope to see you again!!

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