|Tour Duration||14 Days||Group Size|
|Starting Point||Kathmandu||Ending Point||Kathmandu|
Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is a fascinating trip to the spectacular Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Ri which offers you astounding aspects for majestic landscapes of Everest and the additional Himalayas. Your enticing journey commences in Kathmandu where you visit scarce world heritage sites. The Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is a classic option to standard treks in the Everest region. Alternatively, it takes you to the blue-green Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri which renders extraordinary scenes of Everest and the Himalayas.
On this day you will arrive in Nepal at the only International Aiport of Nepal that is Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be accompanied by our fellow correspondents. You might want to rest and then enjoy your welcome dinner followed by cultural performances.
This day is separated for you to prepare for the astounding journey that is waiting for you. You will be instructed about all the trekking arrangements and the packing list and will be discussing your expectations. This day can be significant to most of the people before commencing the journey. Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu is voluntary, you can visit a number of world heritage sites inside the valley.
Lukla flight is a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu. Flight to Lulka will make you realize that this trip is going to be one of its kind. The flight to Lukla is considered to be a flight with one of the most spectacular landing. Not at a very big height, Lukla is perched at 2,850 m above sea level which is regarded as the gateway to Everest. You will stay overnight at Phakding.
Your route passes through a pine forest as we proceed your walk on the trail that goes up the Benkar valley. You will cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Monjo village before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. A suspension bridge takes you to Jorsale village. We mount on a steep track and reach Namche Bazaar which is seemingly the largest township in the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
On this day you can tour Namche Bazaar which is the primitive town of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. You can enjoy other activities like a hike to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kongde and so on. You will also visit the Hillary School and monasteries around. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
You depart from Namche Bazaar on a path with progressive ups and downs. You are anticipated to locate Himalayan pheasants, musk deer and Himalayan Thars on your way. You then commence declining to Kyanjuma from where you follow Gokyo tracks. You get an impression of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila mountains which is extremely pleasing. Your path drops to Dudhkoshi Khola following which it is an ascending rise into rhododendron forests before entering Phorse. Overnight in Phorse.
Subsequent to this day you cross a bridge across the Dudh Koshi River, you are anticipated to come face to face with regional wildlife. Your path crosses into forests, waterfalls and bridges before entering Dole. You trek on a uniform path into a picturesque range with aspects of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku ranges. You mount from Luza village and hike over the Dudh Koshi River. You proceed hiking within small villages and granular tracks before entering Machhermo. Overnight in Machhermo.
You mount on a range and relish glimpses of the Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu peaks. Exceeding the range the valley extends as the path reaches into a Chorten and relinquishes Phangga. You decline to the stream edge before escalating up to the final moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier on a sheer path. You pass into Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari before entering Gokyo. On the way close to the prime lake, you comprehend what is supposed to be the traces of a Lama. Overnight in Gokyo.
You won't have to walk for too long today. A 4 hours walk will take you to Gokyo Lake. On crossing bridge, you will be walking through Ngajumpa glacier and will reach the first lake which is known as Longopongo. You will encounter Lama footprints on some of the stone. Eventually, you will reach Taboche Tsho, the second lake which is dark navy blue in color. The lake shining with rays of sunlight will make you cherish and mesmerize the feeling of absolute bliss. Dudh Pokhari, the third lake will take you to Gokyo village which gives you panoramic views of Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, and several other peaks. The magnificent view you get once you reach the peak is satisfying.
You might want to spend a day in Gokyo hiking up to some peaks or just mesmerizing the lake and taking the bliss. After about 30 minutes of an early morning walk, you reach the top with traditional prayer flags. You get the view of Ngozumpa glacier which is also regarded to be the biggest glacier. You also get to see the wonderful view of the fourth and fifth lake, Thonak Tsho and Ngozuma Tsho. Past noon you will descend to dole where you might want to climb a range for the better view of the entire valley.
You will go downhill steeply through forests of rhododendrons. After crossing a bridge over a suspension bridge you will arrive in Phortse Thanga. Through a sandy slope, you go uphill to Dudhkoshi river and eventually reach Namche valley on several ascends. Overnight in Namche valley.
Regarded to be one of the most challenging descend, this day can perhaps be the hardest day of your entire trek to Everest Chola Pass Trek The pathway goes downhill from rocky ranges and villages of Tokthok which is enriched with scattered pines. Even though the trek is downhill you still might have an adverse effect on your knees. However, on crossing a high suspension bridge the mesmerizing views of pine forests and distance snow-capped mountains will heal over the pain, From Phakding through the lust forest, you will continue your trek to Lukla through a Sherpa residence area and magnificent mountain views. Overnight in Lukla.
You catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do some regular shopping by the streets of Thamel and Basantapur. This day you can enjoy various cultural heritages of Kathmandu enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site.
The beautiful 14 days stay here in Nepal comes to an amazing end. Our correspondent will accompany us to the airport a few hours before our scheduled flight. While your board you might smile a little thinking about your next adventure in Nepal.