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Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking

          Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking Adventure to beautiful Gokyo Lake with amazing views of world highest mountains Exciting and scenic walks with ever-present Mt. Everest and other giant peaks Within high green hills covered with tall rhododendron-magnolia and pines tree lines Walk from serene alpine hills within lovely woodland and towards the arctic zone of ice and glaciers Explore traditional Sherpa villages enriched with colorful Buddhism religion and lively cultureScenic flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with the array of mountain range views. 

          Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking is one of the scenic areas around high Khumbu valley in the shade of Mt. Everest and the world 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu, an adventure of less than two-week duration with enjoyable walks and soaking in with glamorous scenery of high giant peaks that reflects on its serene glacial lakes of Gokyo. Gokyo Lake-Everest trekking, where all types of interested travelers can join in a walk is pleasant acclimatizing gradually on route our main destination which is at above 4,800 m high enclosed within series of peaks that makes a beautiful picture on this scenic walks to Gokyo Lake-Everest trekking with enjoyable time within Sherpa traditional village enriched with old cultures of Buddhism religion.

        This awesome adventure to Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking begins with a short sweeping flight to land at Lukla airstrip called Tenzing-Hillary airport, the tribute to late legendary mountaineers who first conquered Mt. Everest on May 29th, 1953, from Lukla walk starts heading past nice Sherpa villages encountering many prayer symbols known as Mani Walls with spinning prayer wheels.

    The walk leads into the serene forest with views of snowcapped mountains as climb starts to reach famous Namche Bazaar where we have planned rest day for acclimatization in this nice large village and then heading higher on leaving the main trail of Everest base camp heading towards tranquil areas of Gokyo valley and its emerald-colored lakes.

        Finally on leaving the tree lines walking on high ridges with amazing scenery of peaks to reach at first-second and third lakes of Gokyo with time here to marvel and enjoy the scenic backdrop of mountains and with a climb to the highest point at Gokyo Ri 5,357 m high offers world’s four highest peaks Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Makalu towards the east with an array of peaks. After a wonderful time heading back to Lukla taking a quiet trail towards Pangboche and famed Thyangboche with the visit of its interesting monastery and then on the downhill with the last climb to Lukla to conclude this marvelous adventure Gokyo Lake-Everest trekking.

Outline  Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
Day 05: Trek to Dole 4,110 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Machherma 4,470 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m – 04 hrs.
Day 08: Hike to Gokyo-Ri 5,357 m after lunch walk to Na 4,630 m or further – 04 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Dhole4,110 m – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to  Namche Bazaar – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla and transfer to respective lodges after a few hours of walk.
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.
Day 13: International departure for homeward bound or to respective countries

Details Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels

     On reaching Kathmandu via respective airlines well received by company guides and staff for a short drive in the hub of Kathmandu city where your hotels located.After checking into your lovely rooms getting refreshed join in at the Hotel lobby for a group briefing regarding treks and other useful information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and pleasant. 

Day 02:  Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
     Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for the short scenic flight to reach at Lukla to begin our lovely walk, where a small aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) takes you high above of 30 minutes on air facing views of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla. From here starting our first-day walk of the adventure on the pleasant trail past Sherpa farm villages with neatly terraced fields with views of Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru peaks, and then reaching the first overnight stop at Phakding accommodation in the nice and cozy lodge by the Dudh Kosi River.  Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs. 
     Walk today leads to the famous Namche Bazaar morning walk begins on the gradual path following the Dudh Kosi River upstream and crossing bridges to enter Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo village. Sagarmatha is the word for Everest in Nepalese, and Sherpa calls Chomolungma in both languages translated 'Great Mother', after a nice stop, the walk continues towards river bed then climb for few hours within forested areas with views of snowcapped peaks, then reaching Namche Bazaar after a good hard walk of the day. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04:  Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and local excursion.
       An important rest day at Namche Bazaar for necessary acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for the free day at this height above 3,440 m high. In Namche spend the day with the scenic hike to viewpoints on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Dole 4,110 m - 06 hrs.
        Morning walk starts on a gradual path to reach above of the main trail near Sanasa village than with the steep climb for an hour to reach at Mong Danda (ridge) offering grandeur views of mountains with Everest and majestic Ama Dablam, from here on the downhill to reach at Phortse Tenga by the Dudh Kosi River. Afternoon walk leads up into the cool shade of the forest of rhododendron-pines and oaks trees to reach Dole for another overnight stop, a nice small spot with few good lodges facing the north side of Khumbila peak. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06:  Trek to Machherma 4,470 m - 04 hrs.
     As our adventure progress gaining high elevation, where walk leads to a slow start to reach at Machherma of 3-4 hours of good scenic walks, as morning starts with a climb to a ridge and then walking on the pleasant winding path for some hours facing views of Mt. Cho-Oyu (world’s 6thhighest peak at 8,201 m / 26,906 ft). From the high ridge descend to a valley where Machherma a small settlement located with a member of nice lodges to stay with time in the afternoon for short walks. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07:  Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m - 04 hrs.
      Today's walks lead to our main destination at Gokyo Lake as our route follows high with a climb leaving the tree lines behind with more views of mountains at close distance reaching the first lake and second then entering by the third lake of Gokyo our final destination. Gokyo Lake was also is known as Dudh Kund considered holy by Hindu and Buddhists, hereafter checking into a fine lodge with time to marvel at the views of surrounding mountains with Mt. Cho-Oyu. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08:  Hike to Gokyo-Ri 5,357 m afternoon walk to Na 4,630 m or further - 04 hrs.
       Morning a climb of few hours to reach our highest point of the adventure on top scenic Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m high offering tremendous panorama from Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Lhotse and of Mt. Makalu covering four world highest mountains at one glance with series of smaller peaks. Enjoying the views head down to Gokyo for lunch with easy short afternoon walks to Na a small settlement located beneath massive Ngozumba Glacier. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09:  Trek to Dhole 4,110 m - 05 hrs.
     After a wonderful and exciting time around Gokyo valley and the lake, morning an easier walk downhill to reach a sleepy and quaint Phortse village, where few trekkers seldom pass this way an interesting Sherpa village away from mainstream trekking trails. At Phortse with ample time for short walks around the village and viewpoints which are above the Dudh Kosi River. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10:  Trek to Namche  - 05 hrs. 

       We descend on a steep trail to Phortse Thanga admiring rhododendrons, wildflowers, and waterfalls. We also come across mountain goats, musk deer, pheasants, etc. From Mong, we can admire a good view of the Khumbila peak. On our way to Namche, the view of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega mountains are ours to admire. After walking for a while, we reach an intersection where the trail from Sanasa meets our trail. We walk on a trail that clings to a forested slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. After reaching Namche army camp hill, we look back to see Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche for one last time. About a kilometer from here in Namche Bazaar.  Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Lukla and transfer to respective lodges after more than06 hrs walks.
      Our last day walk of the great adventure, the morning starts with long descend towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance at Monjo village and then crossing a long bridge to reach Phakdin From Phakding a few hours to Lukla with the last climb for an hour to reach at Lukla for last overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest region.   Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: From Lukla Fly to Kathmandu 1,345 m and get transferred to respective hotels.
    After a wonderful experience around high mountains and hills, transfer to Lukla airport for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu after an awesome s  with great experience and nature on Everest Base Camp trekking, transfer to your hotels with the afternoon free at leisure or last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13:  International Departure for Homeward Bound.
        Last day in Nepal in the country of high Himalayan mountains with fascinating culture, after a memorable experience and adventure on Gokyo Lake - Everest trekking, as per your international flight time our staff transfers you to the airport for the flight homeward bound or to your next port of call and respective countries. Meals included: Breakfast

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Pre-trek briefing
  • Kathmandu 2 Night Hotel with breakfast (3-star Hotel )
  • Internal flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek /lodges along the trek as per itinerary
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with Tea or coffee 3 Times 
  • Fresh fruits after every dinner
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking trained, government  license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodations  and insurance
  • 1 well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons
  • Strong, experienced porters with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance ( one porter for two people) 
  • All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag and a duffel bag (down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag are to be returned after trip completion
  • Comprehensive medical kits and basic first aid (carried by your guide)
  • Oximeter - To determine your oxygen level  
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

PACKAGE EXCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • Nepal entry  visa
  • International airfare
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Meals in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns and late departures)
  • Personal nature expenses egg. all kinds of drinks, Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage, etc
  • Extra Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging while on a trek
  • Services not mentioned in 'Services Includes' section (Please ask us if you are confused about any services)
  • Tips for guides and   porters

Physically  condition & experience requirements
For physically fit person of all ages with sound health who have done moderate to strenuous walk and activity before or at present. This type of treks involves long ups and downs and the length of walking will be from 5 - 7 hours every day with rest and break in between.  The whole trip goes from a week to two weeks or more in the high altitude. This trip is for well experience people who have done previous long high hills or mountainous trekking in and around Himalaya or other mountainous areas on rough terrains, this trip involves walking in snow and ice conditions sometimes and encountering high of over 4,000 meters passes, as for moderate people can join on this type of trips as long they are super physically fit and a mind with positive and determinations. Past hiking experience is a must but no technical skill is required for this trip .participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood diseases should inform well plan trekking before booking the trek .we also recommend that you consult your doctors before the trip.

Accommodations  on the trek

In Kathmandu, we use the deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, the triple share may be offered to your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charged US$200.well plan trekking will arrange clean and comfortable rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouse in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities .also  note that single rooms are available the trekking regions at the lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals  during the trek

In the city, only breakfast is included on the trip itinerary. While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Various meals including noodles item, soups, bread, rice item, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes item, pasta, the fresh vegetable so overall you have a different choice of food on the trek.

Drinking Water

Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at the altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on the trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.
All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

TRAVEL & MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE 

Before you book any of our trips we strongly suggest that you buy medical and travel insurance to make you stay and while traveling in Nepal Himalaya or neighboring countries, which will help and support you, in case medical and travel problem arise and situation beyond companies control. If such situation arises with emergency evacuation, where your medical bills on using transportations services by Helicopter or other means of which you can directly claim from your insurance, which is to be paid by you or by your insurance company on the spot.

Where Well Plan Treks will obtain a strong letter of the incidents occurred so that you can claim from your insurance agents. In case of mishaps and accidents or severe illness, we will contact your insurance company if it is okay to use Heli or other immediate life-saving process and transportation to nearest medical post and hospitals, where your insurance company will directly pay related expenses accordingly as per situations and conditions of the victims. For all trips with us, we need your contact address as well of you next to kin, family members, close relatives or friends in case of emergency purpose.

Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, the days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degrees C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degrees C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degrees C to -15 degrees C.

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT LIST

This list is a guide to help you pack for your trip. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience .we also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Head

  • A warm hat that covers your ears
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Headlamp with extra batteries

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece wind –stopper jacket
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Down vest and /or jacket (optional)Hands
  • Lightweight gloves (water /windproof)
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Underwear
  • Hiking trousers
  • Fleece or woolen trousers
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric )shell pants Feet
  • Thin lightweight inner socks
  • Heavy poly or wool socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and sandals)

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C de 14 degrees F)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)Toiletries
  • Toothbrush /paste
  • Multi-purpose soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Deodorants
  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Small mirror
  • Female hygiene products

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Antibacterial hand wash

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • A cough and /or cold medicine
  • Anti –altitude sickness pills; Diamox or acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic

Extras /luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map /guidebook
  • Journal and pen
  • Travel game(chess, backgammon, playing cards etc)
  • Modest swimsuit
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

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