Everest Gokyo Lake trek may be seen as a worthy, slightly easier and less crowded alternative to the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek. Gokyo valley trekking follows the Everest Base Camp route from Lukla, 35 minutes airstrip from Kathmandu, for the first two days and then branches to Gokyo Lake along the Dudh Kosi to the snout of Nepal’s longest, Ngozumpa glacier which it follows towards its origin below the tremendous ice ridge that links the peaks of Cho Oyo (8201m) and Ghyachung Kang (7922m).
Your destination in Everest Region trekking is the Sherpa Village of Gokyo situated on the slopes of the moraine on the shores of the last of several blue-green lakes nestling between the mountains and moraine. Yak herding and crop production in the short growing season are the chief occupations.
Everest Gokyo trek extends extra thrill by climbing to the Gokyo Ri which offers soaring views of Cho Oyo, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu, et al, as well as a spectacular view of the glacier forging its way down the valley. A walk higher up the valley or over the moraine to view the glacier at first hand could also be considered. It’s a trek those who have shorter holiday and would like to view the world’s highest peaks from comfortable elevation. Gokyo Lake Trek is relatively less touristy and easier than other treks in Khumbu Region.Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to trek, though Mountain Mart Trek make it happen comfortably four season.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 03: fly Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2562m /8700ft) 45 minutes airstrip and 3/4 hrs trek.
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11,280 ft): 5/6 hrs trek.
Day 05: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 06: Namche Bazzar - Dole-(4,110 m/ 13,152 ft): 5-6 hrs walk
Day 07: Dole - Machherma-(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 4-5 hrs walk
Day 08: Machharma - Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 3-4 hrs walk
Day 09: Explore Gokyo Valley
Day 10: Gokyo – Phortse (3810m/12500 ft) 5/6 hrs walk
Day 11: Phortse – Monjo (2835m/8500ft) 4/5 hrs trek.
Day 12: Monjo – Lukla (2880m/9175ft) 4/5 hrs trek
Day 13: Lukla – Kathmandu by Air (1300m /4264ft) 45 minutes airstrip.
Day 14:Final departure
Transfer to International Airport and fly to onward destination.
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