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Gokyo Panorama Trek

Trip Duration: 15 Days Best Seasons: MAR/APR/MAY -OCT/NOV/DEC
Group size: 2 person(min) / 18 person Max-Altitude: 5360m
Fitness level: Easy-Moderate 
Arrival on: Kathmandu Nepal Departure from: Kathmandu Nepal
Accommodation: 3 star Hotel (Kathmandu) and Tea-House lodge during treks

Overview

Everest Gokyo Trek is considered to be one of the most interesting and moderate trek. The village lies at an elevation of 4,750 meters (15,580 ft) making it one of the highest settlements in Nepal. Gokyo Lakes are oligotrophic lakes in Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park, located at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m above sea levels. Gokyo is among the most popular tourist destinations leading towards the Everest base camp and other areas. There are a total of 5 lakes at Gokyo.

The Gokyo Lakes are considered sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. About 500 Hindus take a holy bath in the lakes during the Janai Purnima festival, which usually occurs in the month of August. Gokyo village at 4,790 metres (15,720 ft) elevation is a major center in the area.

 

Highlights

  •   Amazing sunrise view from Gokyo-Ri
  •   You will be entering the Sagarmatha National Park, filled with different types of birds and animals
  •   Trek around stunning Gokyo Lakes
  •   View Mt. Everest, the world's highest mountain

Outline Itinenary

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu

  • Day 2 : Kathmandu to Lukla (by flight) and Trek from Lukla (2,860m) to Phakding (2,610m)

  • Day 3 : Trek from Phakding (2,610m) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

  • Day 4 : Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day, Hike up to Hotel Everest View (3,860m) & return back to Namche

  • Day 5 : Trek from Namche (3,860m) to Dole (4,200m)

  • Day 6 : Trek from Dole (4,200m) to Machhermo (4,470m)

  • Day 7 : Trek from Machhermo (4,470m) to Gokyo (4,790m)

  • Day 8 : Gokyo Acclimatization Day, Hike up to Gokyo-Ri (5,360m) and return back to Gokyo

  • Day 9 : Trek from Gokyo (4,790m) to Dole (4,200m)

  • Day 10 : Trek from Dole (4,200m) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

  • Day 11 : Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m) to Phakding (2,610m)

  • Day 12 : Trek from Phakding (2,610m) to Lukla (2,860m)

  • Day 13 : Lukla to Kathmandu by flight

  • Day 14 : Kathmandu Free Day/ Sight-Seeing Day

  • Day 15 : Departure from Kathmandu

Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,350m
    • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
    • Meal: D

    Welcome to Tribuvan International Airport Kathmandu the capital of Nepal. We’ll be waiting with a warm greeting with traditional Khata and easy transfer to your Hotel. Check in hotel and then briefing about trek and early fights-out timing and introduce with your guide and staffs.

  • Day 2 : Kathmandu to Lukla (by flight) and Trek from Lukla (2,860m) to Phakding (2,610m)
    • Altitude: 2,610m
    • Duration: 4-5 Hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    Right after you've arrived at Lukla (35 mins flight),You will get to feel the change in the atmosphere. Lukla which lies at 2,860 m high above the sea-level is one of the most interesting villages in Nepal. A 15-20 mins tea break at a lodge will be accompanied. After the Tea-break we start our journey towards the route to Phakding. On the way you'll be seeing different types of small houses and lodges, plants and animals. Overnight at Phakding.

  • Day 3 : Trek from Phakding (2,610m) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
    • Altitude: 3,440m
    • Duration: 4-5 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    On our Third day we head towards Khumbu's famous village "Namche Bazaar". On our way we will be entering the Sagarmatha National Park. You may find different types of wild animals and birds around this area. Overnight at Namche

  • Day 4 : Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day, Hike up to Hotel Everest View (3,860m) & return back to Namche
    • Altitude: 3,860m
    • Duration: 3-4 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    On this day we will be heading Towards Hotel Everest View, which lies on the height of . A tea/coffee break will be accompanied, while having your tea/coffee you will witness the spectacular view of Mt. Everest,Ama Dablam and Thami. After that will be returning to Namche for Lunch. Namche is a place to relax as there are pubs and bars, cafes and shops. Overnight at Namche.

  • Day 5 : Trek from Namche (3,860m) to Dole (4,200m)
    • Altitude: 4,200m
    • Duration: 5 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    On this day, we will be hiking our way to Dole. On our way we will pass through a wonderful rhododendron and birch forest. overnight at Dole.

  • Day 6 : Trek from Dole (4,200m) to Machhermo (4,470m)
    • Altitude: 4,470m
    • Duration: 4-5 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    On the way get ready to be mesmerized by the views of Kantega,Cho-Oyu and Thamserku. The way is pretty peaceful and quiet. overnight at Machhermo.

  • Day 7 : Trek from Machhermo (4,470m) to Gokyo (4,790m)
    • Altitude: 4,790m
    • Duration: 4-5 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    On the way to Gokyo, we will be hiking around rocky steps and spectacular himalayan view. You will be able to see some few villages across the river too. After taking steps up the rocky path, you will witness the first lake. Overnight at Gokyo.

  • Day 8 : Gokyo Acclimatization Day, Hike up to Gokyo-Ri (5,360m) and return back to Gokyo
    • Altitude: 5,360m
    • Duration: 3-4 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    On this day, we reach at the top of Gokyo-Ri also known as Gokyo peak early in the morning for sunrise. Witness the spectacular panoramic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. After that, we will return back to the Tea-House at Gokyo. Then we hike our way to the fifth lake and spend some time around the area. Overnight at Gokyo.

  • Day 9 : Trek from Gokyo (4,790m) to Dole (4,200m)
    • Altitude: 4,200m
    • Duration: 5-6 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    We will return to the same route as we came across. The same route of rocky steps and amazing views. Overnight at Dole

  • Day 10 : Trek from Dole (4,200m) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
    • Altitude: 3,440m
    • Duration: 5 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    Today we head towards Namche Bazaar. as we skip one camp because the route is more downhill this time. Overnight at Namche.

  • Day 11 : Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m) to Phakding (2,610m)
    • Altitude: 2,610m
    • Duration: 3-4 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    We return to Phakding on this day. The great downhill will not disappoint you as it will make our trek much more faster. We will go through the same route we first came from. Overnight at phakding.

  • Day 12 : Trek from Phakding (2,610m) to Lukla (2,860m)
    • Altitude: 2,860m
    • Duration: 3-4 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    As for this day we will head slowly towards Lukla. After reaching Lukla, You'll have plenty of time to stroll around the village and shops or cafes. In the evening, there will be a dinner with our staffs who helped you reach your destination. Overnight at Lukla.

  • Day 13 : Lukla to Kathmandu by flight
    • Altitude: 1,350m
    • Duration: 35 mins
    • Accommodation: 3-star Hotel
    • Meal: B L

    Enjoy your flight towards the capital. As we arrive back at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your Hotel where you stayed before. This day can be considered to freely roam around the Thamel area to shop and stroll around.

  • Day 14 : Kathmandu Free Day/ Sight-Seeing Day
    • Altitude: 1,350m
    • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
    • Meal: B D

    This day will be manged per your decision, whether you and your team will be freely roaming around the hotel area or taking a tour with our city guide. A Farewell Dinner will be Hosted.

  • Day 15 : Departure from Kathmandu
    • Meal: B

    Our staffs will be helping you to reach the airport. You will be dropped at the airport on our reserved vehicle.

    Included

    • Free airport picks up on your arrival and a drop at on your departure day
    • Sagarmatha National park entry permits.
    • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management systems)
    • Local Government Entry permit (started from 2018)
    • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with local tea and coffee) during the trek.
    • Transportation: (KTM-LUKLA-KTM Domestic flights and other necessary ground transportation by private car as per itinerary.
    • An Experienced English speaking guide (Government Trekking guide license holder)
    • Assistant guide(Local Sherpa) for supporter 1person for 3 clients and Trekking porter for carrying your luggage 1 person for 2 clients
    • Peak summit trekking duffle bag for each one for porter luggage.
    • Trekking Map

Exclude

  • International Flights tickets to Nepal and Nepal Entry visa fee.
  • Personal travel medical and emergency evacuation rescue insurance(Travel insurance is to be brought compulsory by yourself )
  • Personal trekking clothing
  • City sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Hotel and Meals in Kathmandu
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any kind of electronics battery charge and Hot water during in trekking.
  • All kind of alcoholic drinks, mineral water and Can juice items.
  • Personal laundry, Intl Telephone and personal shopping.
  • Tips to your guides and porters.
  • Extra program and night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival or late departure or early return from trek due to any complication than the schedule.

SOME REQUIRED EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING

  • Windcheater
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking Bag (35L to 50L Maximum)
  • Sunblock cream, face and body moisturizer
  • Sunglasses
  • Tissue papers and wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpastes
  • Flashlight / Headlight 
  • Face towel
  • Warm Jackets
  • Trekking Poles
  • Down-jackets

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY US

  • SLEEPING BAG (IF NECESSARY) 
  • PST DUFFLE BAG 

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