A remarkable alternative to the Everest Base Camp is the Gokyo Lake which provides perfect views of four of the highest mountains in the world – Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m) and Cho Oyu (8153m). Experience the scenic beauty of Gokyo Lake draped in a Himalayan backdrop. The highlight of this trek is the challenging ascent of Gokyo Ri (5,357m) which rewards climbers with panoramic views of many peaks and a sight which encapsulates Ngozumpa – Nepal’s largest glacier. This trek reaches high altitudes quite quickly so it is important to take the suggested acclimatisation days and to be aware of signs of altitude sickness. For more information, please refer to the health and safety section. It is possible to combine this trek with the Everest Base Camp trek
Duration: 13 Days
Max Attitude: 5550 m.
Seasons: March March, April, May, August, September, October, November
Accommodation: Camping, Teahouse/Lodge
Start Point: Lukla
End Point: Lukla
Level of Difficulty: Hard
Group Size: Min. 2 & Max.15
Sagarmatha National Park Entrances & TIMS.
Day 1: Flight Kathmandu - Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m), 5 hours
Day 2: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3450m), 6 hours
Day 3: Acclimatization day Namche Bazar (3450m). Optional hike to Khumjung and Khunde village, 4 - 5 hours
Day 4: Namche Bazaar - Phortse Thanga (3680m), 4 - 5 hours. Afternoon visit to Phortse village (3810m).
Day 5: Phortse Thanga - Dhole (4110m), 3 - 4 hours
Day 6: Dhole - Machherma (4470m), 3 - 4 hours
Day 7: Machherma - Gokyo (4750m), 4 hours
Day 8: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m) and return to Gokyo (4750m), 3 hours
Day 9: Gokyo Lake to Dole (4000m), 5 - 6 hours
Day 10: Dole - Namche Bazaar (3450m), 5 - 6 hours
Day 11: Namche Bazar to Phakding (2610m), 6 hours
Day 12: Phakding – Lukla (2840m), 5 hours, Fly to Kathmandu
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with GHUMNAJAU.COM. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
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- 11 Nights accommodation at clean and cozy Teahouses/lodges on trek.
- All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Tea/coffee break & Dinner).
- Internal flight ( Kathmandu – Lukla Roundtrip)
- Airport/Hotel transfer in Kathmandu.
- All Travel permits (Sagarmatha National Park Permits & TIMS)
- English speaking guide & his/her Guide fees. (if requires other language as well)
- Comprehensive first aid kits
- Insurance for the staff
- All applicable government taxes.
- Personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- International airfare and VISA (On Arrival)
- Gratuities for Staff