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Friday, 1 July 2016

Gokyo Lake Trekking

Gokyo Lake / Gokyo ri trekking 
Everest Gokyo trekking in Nepal is an exceptional trek visits the high lush valleys of the Khumbu
with occurrence to travel roughly rural civilization, monasteries and to instance the unbelievable kindness of the Sherpa society. Escapade starts with a scenic flight to Lukla. The well-liked Nepal Everest Gokyo trek is the goal which presents fascinating difference to the high Himalaya around Everest region. Gokyo Ri Trek guides to Phakding and aheads to the Sherpa capital at Namche Bazaar. You get closer to Mt. Everest. The Gokyo Lake trekking in Everest region is the most visited trek.
With time to get used to, earlier than following the moderately trek to Gokyo and Khumjung village in the high valley and visiting the Buddhist monastery here. At Gokyo Morning hike to Gokyo Ri of Everest outstanding for the planet’s most dramatic views of snow capped mountains including the massive Gokyo Ri (5,357m) which offers all Mount Everest Himalayan outlooks.  Most liked Nepal Everest  Gokyo Ri Trekking offers  the views of Mt. Everest (8,848m) Mt. Lhotse (5,501m), Cho Oyu (8,153m), Mt. Pumori (7,165m), Gyachung, Cholatse, Taboche with hundreds of white peaks as well as the lakes. Gokyo Ri is only the trek where from you will be seeing full view of Everest rising higher than other mountains..
Thousands of peak and mountain from Everest Gokyo Ri Trek gives you the full satisfactions. Making way through lovely forests towards Pangboche & Thyangboche this Everest Gokyo trek highlights of the escapade, the outlook along the Gokyo trail throughout is marvelous, scene of snow capped chain of mountain ranges to all sides and many more thrilling fun and pleasure on the way.
  • Fact About the Gokyo ri trekking in Nepal

Starting from                       : Kathmandu
Ending at                             : Kathmandu
Grade                                  :Difficulties
Highest access of the trek     :5357(Gokyo ri top )
Culture encounter                 :Sherpas
Trekking type                       : Teahouse
Himalayan sights               : Everest (8848m), Mt Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Changtse (7550m), Mt. Lingtren (6679m), Mt. Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku (6723m), Mt. Kantega( 6685m), Mt.Kusum Kangaru (6367m), Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Khumbila (5761m) , Mt. Twache peak (6367m), Mt. Cholaste (6335m), Island peak (6179m), Lobuche peak (6145m), Pokalde peak (5806m), Honku south peak (6119m)
Most Attraction of the trek     : Close Mountain View, Villages and local people
Best Season                          :  September to November , March to May
Gokyo lake trekking Route map 
Meal                                      : breakfast, lunch, And Dinner)
Activities                               : Trekking
Transportation                       : By car and Plane                     
Accommodation                    : Teahouse
Minimum Group Size             : 1
Per day Walking                    : 5 to 7 hours per day
Itinerary type                         : Fixed / Customized
  • Outline itinerary for Gokyo ri Trekking

Day 01 : Arrive in kathmandu (1400 M) 
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Tour, Trek Preparation (1400 M) 
Day0 3: Fly to Lukla (2860 m) 30 min & Trek to Phakding (2610 m) 
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Namche to Phortse Thanga (3680m.) 
Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4470m.)
Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m.) 
Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo Excursion to gokyo ri (5360 m)
Day 10 : Gokyo lake to Dole ( 4040 m )
Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazaar 
Day 12 : Namche Bazzar to Lukla
Day 13: Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu (1310m) 35 min flight
Day 14: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure
  • Day by day Detail Itinerary about Gokyo-ri Trekking route
  • Day 01 : Arrive in kathmandu (1400 M) 
Arrive in Kathmandu airport and we will meet and  transferred to hotel. Evening time explore Thamel yourself and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Tour, Trek Preparation (1400 M) 
Take a morning tour of Kathmandu city after breakfast, and see all the main sights of the Kathmandu Valley, including the Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath  Stupa  (Monkey Temple) ,  and Durbar Square. and discuss about the trekking for any final checks of your trekking equipment and clothing (sleeping bags, jacket, boots etc.).
  • Day0 3: Fly to Lukla (2860 m) 30 min & Trek to Phakding (2610 m) 
  • Trekking distance 8 kms – Approximately 3 Hours walk 
Early in the morning transfer to domestic airport to board a flight to Lukla (2860 m) and which takes about 30 minutes. The flight to Lukla will be one of the scenic lifetime experiences as you fly over the majestic rocky spiky mountain. 
Note: because of the weather condition there is high chances of cancelling the flight schedule and some times need to wait for long hours. Upon arrival at Lukla start trekking until we reach to Phakding. The trail to Phakding lets you discover the green landscape with a scenic view of Kusum Kang Karu Mountain; beautiful Chaurikharka village on the bank of the Dudhkosi River is another highlights. Walking about 3 hours up and down we reach to Phakding in the afternoon. Today is our first day of trekking and we don't walk much. If you are interested you can explore the village and Monastery in the evening. 
  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 
  • Trekking distance 10.5km approximately 6 Hours walks.
After breakfast start trekking through a beautiful pine forest that leads us along the Dudh Koshi River and Hillary Suspension Bridge to reach to Monjo and starting point of Sagarmatha National Park. Here we stop at check post of TIMS & National Park permit. The trail passes through the Dudh Koshi, Bhote Koshi River, Jorsalle village, Large Dovan and cross one of the highest bridge over the Dudh Kosi River of Everest region and reach to Chautara from where we can see the first glimpse of the Mt. Everest. Further walking about one hour steep up we reach to Namche bazar. Namche bazar is one of the trading points for Sherpa people. It is also ideal market for visitors to purchase traditional crafts. If you missed any trekking gears don't worry you can buy some trekking gears over here as well. Every Saturday there would be local street market, do not miss if you are there on Saturday.
  • Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar 
Today is the schedule for acclimatization. However, we do not spend worth less at the lodge. It is highly suggested to climb up and stay overnight at low altitude so our body can adjust the high altitude climate. In the morning visit near by attraction; Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest photo Gallery, which is just 15-minute walking distance from Namche Bazar. From the museum you can have the spectacular picturesque Mountain View and take some photographs. Then start trekking to Everest view hotel passing through Syangboche Airport (3700m), which is situated at the highest altitude, takes about 2 hours. We climb further to reach Mt. Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Kusum Kangkaru, Thamserku, Kongde and many more. Enjoy the spectacular view of mountains including Mt. Everest from the nearest destination then trek back to Namche Bazar. 
  • Day 06: Namche to Phortse Thanga (3680m.) 
  • Trekking distance 10 km approximately 5 Hours walks.
This day we leave Namche bazaar and walk for some time along the ridge. We climb steeply out iof the valley through the forest of rhododendron and Juniper. We cross yak Kharkas which is the summer settlements of Sherpa. And finally we reach Phortse Thanga where we stay overnight. 
  • Day 07: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4470m.) 
  • Trekking distance 13 km approximately 6 Hours walks.
This day at first we climb through a ridge and then descend to the valley Kengtega enjoying the panorama of the mountains. then we again climp up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. We will reach at Machhermo by early noon. 
  • Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4800m.) 
  • Trekking distance 7 km approximately 5 Hours walks
Today the trek takes us at one of our final destination, Gokyo (4790m.).we climb through a ridge Chorten from where we can see fabulous view of both down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m.). 
Mountain view from Gokyo ri Top 
  • Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo 
This day early in the morning we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5350m) – ample
rewards to ones that attempt this trip. There are stunning views of the Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8201m) and Gychung Kang (7922m). This day we have for acclimatization, back to the camp in the afternoon and have some tea and biscuits. Hiking up the valley to see the fourth and fifth lakes is great as well.
  • Day 10 : Gokyo lake to Dole ( 4040 m ) 
  • Trekking distance 8 Kms / Approximately 7 Hours
The way  from Gokyo to dole  is an easy downhill walk along the Dudh Koshi River that emerges out of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Passing by the second and then the first Gokyo Lakes, we come to a small gushing stream over an iron bridge. We see the hamlet of Phangka ahead. Cholatse and Taboche peaks rear up on the right of us. The trail descends below Phangka, and across a level terrace on the slope to climb a rib on the far side of the hill side. Upon reaching the Chorten at the edge, we see great views of Thamserku , Cho Oyu, and Kangtega. We slowly walk down to sprawling village of Machhermo. Again, through the charming hamlet of Luza and Lhafarma we reach Dole. 
  • Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazaar 
  • Trekking distance 13 Kms / Approximately 6 Hours
After breakfast trek from Dole to Monjo village, which will take approximately 6 hours. From Dole the trail drops sharply down to the Dudh Kosi River after long walk  reach to Phortse Thangka. We ascend steep up to Mongla Hill (3973m) for about one and half hour. From Mongla Hill offers you the excellent views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangkaru, Kongde Ri and Tawache peak. At Mongla Hill enjoy the leisurely lunch exploring the panoramic mountain views. Descent to the Sanasa and trek  to Namche bazaar 
  • Day 12 : Namche Bazzar to Lukla 
  • Trekking distance 15 Kms / Approximately 8 Hours
Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town.
  • Day 13: Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu (1310m) 35 min flight
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu will take 30 minutes of amazing scenic mountain flight lands you in the domestic terminal of the airport. Up on arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel and in the afternoon enjoys as leisure. Remember there is high chance of cancelling flight because of the weather condition. We do have some evidence trekkers had to stay for 3 days because of the weather condition. So be prepared and make one leisure day in Kathmandu so that you can be safe.
  • Day 14: Leisure day in Kathmandu
It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. Remember, there are high chances of cancelling flights because of weather condition in Lukla. You have option to stroll around the local tourist market in Kathmandu to observe the living style of local people in Kathmandu valley. You can observe the traditional houses, arts and crafts, local people selling clothes, fruits and vegetable around Indrachook and Ashanon located on the North Part of the Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Day 15: Departure
Transfer to the airport by private vehicle according to your flight schedule.

Some Picture of Gokyo ri / Gokyo Lake Trekking route
Ngozumpa glacier 

Cho oyu 
Everest view from Top of the Gokyo lake
Trekking in Gokyo ri / Gokyo lake
Gokyo Lake , Gokyo Ri and Gokyo village
Cho oyu, Gokyo Ri Gokyo village and Gokyo Lake

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