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Gokyo Lake Trekking Details

  • Trip Highlights:Scenic mountain flight to Lukla; Sherpa home down; Gokyo Lakes; amazing view of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu; Ngozumpa Glacier, trek up to 4th & 5th lakes, Hiking to Gokyo Lake


The trek to Gokyo provides an excellent opportunity to see an eyeful view of the Mt. Everest at close range.

This trek is to be considered as an alternative trek to the traditional Everest Base Camp trek that offers magnificent view of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in the Nepal Himalayas.

The image of of this region is associated with the soaring view of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of 8000m including Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri (5483m.) above Gokyo Lake.

One of the most remarkable feature of the trek is the view of tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region.

This extraordinary trek is also worthy in a sense that it offers an ample opportunity to explore the amazing destination and its impressive sight, which is beyond human imagination.

Itinerary

Day 01: Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 02: Morning drive to Tribhuwan International Airport and 30 minutes flight to Lukla(2804 mtrs.) and trek to Phakding (2610 mtrs.). Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3535 mtrs.). Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 04: Namche Bazar - Acclimatization day.
Today we hike up the Syanboche Airport, and around Everest View Hotel.
From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise or sunset over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 05: Trek to Phorste Drengka (3675m). Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 06: Trek to Machherma (4470m). Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo (4790m). Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 08: This day early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m) ample rewards to one attempts this trip.
There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. This day we have for acclimatization and after noon back to the camp. Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 09: Trek back to Dole. Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 11: Trek back to Lukla. Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 12: Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 13: Leisure day in Kathmandu (it's also a spare day incase of any delay due to bad weather in Lukla). Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
Day 14: Transfer to Airport for your home departure. ***End of the Tour***

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and transfer by private car as per the programme
  • 2 nights pre-trek and 2 nights post-trek accommodation in Kathmandu (twin sharing room, Bed and breakfast only)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Guest houses during the trek
  • 1 highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 trekkers), their food, accommodation, salary, equipments, insurance (We have insured our staffs by Neco Insurance Company Nepal)
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back with airport taxes
  • First Aid Medicine (clients are advised to bring their own as well)
  • National Park and TIMS permit.
  • Duffle bag to each client (if required only)
  • Government taxes
  • Office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Trekking equipments including sleeping bag and down jacket
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver...

    NOTE:
    Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Testimonials

  • 04.05.12 18:54We just spent 1 month in Nepal and we completed a 18-days trek with Nepal Trailblazer. We bought the trek on the internet and were a little concerned by the agency and services offered. From the first until the last day, Tilak and these employees have managed to make it unforgettable and they exceeded our expectations at any time. A special thanks to the guide and the porter, they have been wonderful with us.

    Thank you once again to Tilak and his team. I highly recommend this agency.

    Serge and Denise
  • 18.04.12 16:06Dear Tilak, Bhairam, Chhapi and Arjun

    Many thanks for a wonderful experience on the AC trek.

    Thank you to Bhairam for overseeing our trip so efficiently and courteously. Everything went very smoothly even when we changed our plans slightly.

    Chhabi, our guide, was a real star and was a great companion on our trek . He made sure we had everything we needed - and got us to the top of Thorung-la without a hitch!

    Arjun, our porter, was also brilliant - he's a multitalented porter cum guide cum cook.

    The Annurpurna Circuit trek was an absolute joy. We had trekked to Muktinath over 20 years ago but this was our first time on the Manang side and we absolutely loved it - the views were sensational and the villages and countryside are a delight. The road is coming so I suggest people get to see it before the impact is too great.

    The road on the Jomsom side has obviously had a negative impact on the trekking experience but new trails are being opened up that avoid the road, so I recommend you give yourself enough time to explore these (see the book by Andrees de Ruiter and Prem Rai about the new NATT trails).

    After Kagbeni (which you should visit) we decided to take transport to Tatopani to save some time and avoid trekking on the road.

    Ghorepani and the route to Tadapani and Ghandruk, etc is road free and absolutely stunning (if a little 'crowded' when we were there in March).

    I recommend Trailblazers to anyone interested in trekking and we will be back!

    Thanks again to all of you who made our trek such a happy and memorable experience.

    Best wishes
    Phill and Emily
    UK
  • 12.01.12 18:46Dear Tilak,

    Happy New Year!

    I just want to express my thanks to you and your team for making my trekking tour to Nepal a great success. I have always been fascinated by high mountains, but at an age of 67, I think it is too late to start climbing. But to fullfill my dream, I decided to take the Classic Everest Trek from Jiri to Everest. With start Oct.29-2011 and ending Nov.25-2011 it was quite a long trek, but a trek I will strongly recommend. Even that the weather from Jiri to Lukla was not very good and the trekking trail is quite strenuous, I think you get a better impression of the daily life in the Himalayan area, than from Lukla up to Everest which are more touristic.

    I want to thank Bhairam for meeting me in the airport and bringing me back after the trek and to Kevi (guide) and Raz (porter) for exellent service during the whole trek. Kevi understand that my main goal was to go as close to Everest as possible. He adviced me all the way up and I managed Kala Pattar (5.550m) without any problems. I will never forget the beautiful view of Mount Everest early in the morning and I was really proud of myself for not giving up in the steep tracks. The trek back to Lukla was very relaxed and Kevi and I had more time to talk about the life up in the high mountains. Even if I could not talk to Raz in english, we could communicate with gestures and he also managed to serve me local wine before Lukla!

    Finally I want to thank you, Tilak, for meeting me in the hotel after the trek and I want to say that I am very satisfied with your company and your staff and I will tell all my friends in Norway to contact you if they plan to go to Nepal. Myself I am quite sure I will travel back to Nepal in the future.

    Kind regards,
    Kjell G. Herregarden
  • 03.01.12 09:30Namaste Mr Tilak

    Just to let you know we had a wonderful holiday in your country - our flights booked through you all went smoothly and we found your people so friendly and kind.

    We will recommend your services to our Australian and South African friends.

    Regards,

    Suzanne and Mark Second
  • 03.01.12 09:27Dear Tilak,
    Namaste,

    We also, wish you and your family, along with all Nepal Trailblazer Team, a Happy New Year and Best Wishes.

    We hope year 2012 brings health, happiness, peace, prosperity and good business to all of your team, to You and to your family.

    Under the skillful guidance of Nepal Trailblazer Team and your management, we enjoyed another excellent Everest Base camp Trek this year in 2011, as a group of 12-people, from Zirve Mountaineering & Outdoor Sports Club, Turkey. All of our group members have asked me to convey their thanks again, to You and to Nepal Trailblazer Team. Our Group have expressed me their commendations towards your skillful coordination and teamwork organization during our activity.

    Thus, we have shared during 2011, a second come back trekking activity with wonderful memories in Nepal, after our Classical Everest Base Camp Trek (Jiri-Kala Pattar ) activity that we have shared also under Nepal Trailblazer guidance during year 2008.

    Thank you for having assigned Guide Narayan Khan to our activities, who , along with Kapel, were both very successful and helpful.

    As more of our Club members and other friends in Tukey are expressing interest to visit Nepal, we wish and look forward to cooperate with you and your Company again, during coming years, also to other trekking routes in Nepal. It has been a pleasure working with you repeatedly, in the past. I am confident that it will be the same in future.

    Best of luck in the New Year..

    Best Regards,

    Taner UYSAL
    Marmaris, Mugla
    GSM: 0532-251 0911; Tel/Fax: 0252-417 6600
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Code:NTB04
  • Best Time to Travel:Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.
  • Price:Available on request
  • Accommodation:tourist class guest houses to 5 star hotel in Kathmandu (depends on clients choice), Guest Houses / lodges in the mountain
  • Meal Includes:Full board meal during the trek are included
  • Per day walking:5 to 7 hours
  • Transportation:Car / Van / Plane

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