Gokyo Lake Trek is also known as Gokyo Valley trek/Gokyo Ri trek offers high Himalayan glaciers Lakes, delightful Gokyo Valley and breathtaking mountain views. Gokyo Lake Trek trail is located inside the Gokyo Valley and under the Gokyo Ri Peak. This is a unique trekking trail leads you to the home of the legendary Sherpa people, on the foothill of the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest (8848m). This trekking follows the highly praised trekking route through the Dudh Koshi to its source the Gokyo Lake to the west of the Everest Base Camp. The main goal of this trek is to reach at the Gokyo Lake (4750m) and climb the Gokyo Ri Peak (5357m), from the top of Gokyo Ri Peak you can see the close view of world’s highest Peak Mount Everest (8848m) and other 3 above 8000 meters Peak including Mt. Cho-Oyo (8153m), Makalu (8475m) and Lhotse (8511m).
Similarly, on the trail also one can have a terrific view of Thamserku, Amadablam, Khumbila, Kwande, Pumari, Nuptse, Gyachung Kang and other more silvery mountains. This trek is also rich in culture means the traditional Sherpa culture and custom intact with Tibetan society is another attraction of Gokyo Lake trek.
Gokyo Lake trek is less difficulty and less crowded than Everest Base Camp trek. From Gokyo Lake there are many options for the high altitude walking including Cho La Pass, Renjo La Pass and fifth Lakes however we will not going this high altitude passes if we plan only Gokyo Lakes trek, we return back to Namche and Lukla via the same previous route.
Our below given Gokyo Lake trek itinerary, the trek starts from Lukla after about 35 minutes mountain flight from Kathmandu. This trek is possible to do in all the time of year but best time is from March to May and September to November. Tea Houses/Lodges basis (Eat and sleep in Teahouses) packages are more common to go for Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Valley trek.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu flight to Lukla trek to Phakding (2610m)
Day 04: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 06: Namche Bazaar trek to Dole (4090m)
Day 07: Dole trek to Machhermo (4410m)
Day 08: Machhermo trek to Gokyo (4750m)
Day 09: Day Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m)
Day 10: Gokyo trek to Dole (4090m)
Day 11: Dole trek to Namche (3440m)
Day 12: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 13: Lukla flight to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 14: Rest and Buffer Day in Kathmandu
Day 15: Depart Kathmandu or extend your trip
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