Gokyo Lakes Trek Detail Itinerary
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and drive to hotel over night Hotel.
Onto your arrival our company representatives will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight. You will have a rest at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla at 250mt. and trek to Phakding at 2610m (3/4 hours walk over night 2560 mt)
We drive to Tribhuvan International Airportto board a flight to Lukla . After 30-35min scenic flight the plane will land at Lukla. Lukla is known as a gateway destination. Breakfast will be served at the lodge and luggage will also be prepared for the Porters. Then the trek begins towards Phakding. After four hours hike we will reach Phakding. This trail from Lukla to Phakding offers downhill and flat trail experience. When we reach Phakding, you can freshen up and then our guides will take you for a short walk to the village or even hike up to the nearby Gompas (monasteries) for the purpose of acclimatization. Then we return to hotel or logde. Overnight at hotel or lodge.
Day 03: Trek to Namche bazar (5/6 hour walk and over night 3434 mt )
After breakfast, we set out from our lodge in Phakding and move towards Monju which is also known as the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park.You can see small tea houses and shops while your leader takes care of the necessary national park formalities at the entrance to the park. On entering the national park the trail drops steeply down to the river, crosses another suspension bridge and continues towards the high Hillary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads you uphill to the Namche Bazaar offering you the first great view of Mt. Everest, hidden behind Lhotse-Nuptse along with the view of Mt. Kusum Khangru. Overnight at Lodge in Namche bazzar.
Day 04: Rest at Namche for acclimatization. Early morning visit Everest view point for splendid views of Himalayas with Sun rise.
Namche Bazaar, a gateway to the high Himalayas, is the main trading center in the Khumbu region. This place is very popular for altitude acclimatization. For adaptation you should acclimitimaze to the weather for further days to spend at the trek. Therefore, we organize a short hike to Thame, which is an old Sherpa village or visiting Khumjung/Khunde/Khongde is also considered a very good option to enhance acclimatization. This night also spent in a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Trek to Dole - 4200m. (5/6 hours walk over night 4200mt)
After having a day acclimatization day in Namche, we continue our trekking to Dole by following the same route to Base camp until Sanasa then trail ascends up to Mongla (4000m). From here, you will see panoramic views of various mountains. You trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Machhermo ( 3 hours walk 4400 mt)
From Dole we will climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead you will have mesmerizing views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo (4/ 5 hours walk 4700mt)
Today, we head for the lakes at Gokyo. We follow a very scenic path to Pangka and then descend slightly, following one of the melt-water rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier.we climb a steep rocky inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We will soon arrive at the second lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5420m.). We’ll see the third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari. Walking by the side of the lake, we will arrive at Gokyo. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 08: Excursion to Gokyo Ri - 5316m. Machhermo (6-7 hours)
Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake. After having breakfast we will leave camp, following a steep path up the hillside. As we ascend, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself, is one of the finest to be had in the Everest region. After lunch we have short trekking to the village of Machhermo. Overnight at guest house.
Day 09: Trek to Phortse - 3800m (6 hours)
The trail gently descends to Dole and then starts descending steeply to Photse Tenga (3650m) passing through rhododendron forests. Overnight at guest house.
Day 10: Trek to Tyangboche -3867m (5-6 hours)
We will be trekking down to Tyangboche from Phortse. Overnight stay at guest house.
Day 11: Trek to Jorsale/Monjo - 2800m. (5-6 hr)
After breakfast we will be trekking towards Monjo from tyangboche. Overnight stay at guest house.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (5 to 6 hours)
After the breakfast,we continue our walk towards Phakding. We stop at Phakding for lunch and soon after the lunch we continue the trail that leads us to Lukla. Along this flat trail you can enjoy prayer stones, rhododendron and pine forest, prayer flags, Sherpa village as well as open plains. This is the last day of the trek. On reaching Lukla you can either spend your time with the rest of the crew members or look for some alone time to summon up the wonderful memories made during the past few days. Overnight at Lukla.
Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu over night hotel.
The trek ends hence we fly to Kathmandu from Lukla. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure to International airport for Next destination.
Nearly 2 hours before your scheduled flight, our company representative will take you to the airport. We are sure that you will get back to your home taking amazing experience of Nepal. We hope you enjoyed trekking and want to be somewhere in the Himalayas again.