Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking 14 days is the After a magnificent mountain flight to Lukla, we follow the Dudh Koshi valley to Namche Bazaar. The Renjo la Pass (5345 m) route is off the usual beaten track. At the pass, the Gokyo lakes on one side, the Rermo Pokhari lakes on the other side, and a myriad of snowy peaks in the background provide an incredible panorama. From the Gokyo village, we climb the Gokyo peak (5480 m) and enjoy a stunning view of several eight thousand meter mountains including Everest, Makalu, and Cho Oyo.
From Gokyo village, we follow a trail over Cho la pass and reach Lobuche. After ascending to Kala Patthar (5545 m) and getting some impressive close-up views of the Everest, our return route passes through Tengboche, a magnificent village with an ancient monastery. We rest here and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856 m), Kantega (6809 m), Kwangde (6194 m), Nuptse (7879 m), and Lhotse (8511 m), to name but a few.
Our tour officer will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. He/She will be displaying play card with your name written in it outside the airport terminal. He will meet, greet and welcome you with auspicious garland and escort you to your respective hotel by our private tourist vehicle. At the hotel, he will assist you to check in and do a pre-trip meeting with you. You will be briefed about your overall program, introduced your guide and clear your questions/queries if any. During the meeting please clear the due balance and handover a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Overnight at hotel.
Early morning you will be picked up at the hotel by our guide and escort you to domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. Then you board the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. During the 40 minutes, you enjoy stunning views of Himalayas. After landing at Tenzing-Hilary airport you meet your porter. He will carry your luggage. Then you start your trekking. Today you trek of three hours. It’s easy and gentle. The trail starts passing a Kani (ceremonial gatehouse). It descends steeply then runs level above Kyangma village, which has a large gompa (monastery) and school. After that, you enter Cheplung village. The trail descends through community forest with the sight of Dudh Koshi River. Crossing suspension bridge it’s a short climb around the ridge to Ghat. Leaving Ghat the trail passes a school and complex of mani walls, chortens and prayer wheels. Then the trail climbs to the hamlet of Chhuthawa. From Chhuthawa after a short walk, you reach to Phakding. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
After breakfast, you continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Continuing up the Dudh Koshi valley you will reach a cluster of local Bhatti (porter rest houses) and a small hydroelectric project. The trail climbs up over the ridge and pines to the small village of Toktok. You will soon get your first view of Thamserku peak (6608m). The trail again climbs steeply around the ridge and reach Benkar. Here you find waterfalls. Leaving Benkar the trail crosses east bank of Dudh Koshi River over suspension bridge and heads to Chumoa. From Chumoa it’s another steep climb to the outskirts of Monjo village. Just above the Monjo, there is check point for Sagarmatha National Park. Your trekking card is checked here. Afterward, the trail cuts across to the west bank of the Dudh Koshi River on another suspension bridge and runs to Jorsale. Above Jorsale you follow the river bank over gravel before climbing to the forest. You will see flowing together of Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. From here it continues ascent through dense pine forests and then eventually enters to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Today you stay at Namche Bazaar to avoid symptoms of Altitude Sickness (AMS). This doesn’t mean you have to stop walking. You hike up the Shyangboche. You cross grass airstrip at Shyangboche and walk towards the Everest View Hotel, the highest hotel in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. From here you can have a good view of Mt. Everest and surrounding peaks. Then you continue walking to Khumjung, the largest Sherpa village in Everest region which sprawls below the peak of Khumbila (5761m). The houses here are large and ostentatious and many locals own tracts of land further north along the valley. You visit Khumjung Gompa. One of the treasures kept here is a Yeti Skull. From the flat area in front of the Gompa, there are views east to Amadablam, Thamserku, and Khumbila. After the visit of Khumjung village, you return directly to Namche Bazaar following the path behind the village school. Today you will have also option to visit Sagarmatha National Park Visitor center where you can see some well-preserved displays on Himalayan flora and fauna and the culture of Sherpa people. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
After breakfast, you follow the path by the giant mani in Chhorkung and trek north around the long ridge. At the end of the bluff is a viewpoint over a panorama of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest. Then trail reaches Kyangjuma. After short walk, it takes to trail junction at Sanasa. You catch the path leads to Gokyo and climb the ridge. Just across the valley, you will be able to see houses of Tengboche on the another ridge and the walled fields of Phortse. Then the track contours the ridge and reaches a small pass, Mong La (3975m). Locals say village nearby this pass is the birthplace of Lama Sange Dorje, the saint who introduced Buddhism to the Everest region. Crossing Mong La the path drops down to Dudh Koshi through pine forests and it arrives at Phortse Thanga. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
The day starts crossing the river at Phortse Thenga and moves up through the forest. Then the trail splits. You follow the trail that climbs northwest along the valley of the Dudh Koshi towards Gokyo. Continue your trekking to the next village Dole along the west side of the valley. From Dole, you have mountain views of Khumbila to the south and Taboche to the north side. From Dole, it’s a steep climb out of the forest to a barren hillside covered in tundra grasses and dotted scrub junipers and arrives Lhabarma. From this small village, the trail climbs gently past a large Chorten to Luza. The trail continues to climb along the side of the valley over a series of sandy hummocks. You will soon reach a Chorten and fluttering prayer flags on the outskirts of Machhermo. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Today leaving Machhermo you enter the deserted tundra of the high mountains. It climbs steeply up a scrubby slope to a few of chortens on the hilltop. Then it follows the ridge. On the way, you have good views of Kantega (6685m) and Cho Oyu (8210m), the sixth tallest mountain in the world. Then you will come to a small settlement of Pangka. From Pangka the trail dips then climb into a rocky cleft on stone steps beside the stream. Afterward, it reaches the first lake, Longponga Tsho (4650m). Just past the lake, a small side trail cuts east towards Cho La Pass to Lobuche. The trail now becomes almost level as it crosses a barren landscape. You will soon reach the second lake Taboche Tsho (4710m). From this lake, after short walking, you will arrive at village nearby Gokyo lake (4790m). Gokyo village is located between a wall of moraine and the lake which is backed by a basin o fang-like peaks. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Early in the morning, you go for up hike up Gokyo Ri. You follow the path crosses the stream at the north end of the village then climbs for two hours to prayer flags at the top of the hill. From the summit, you have astonishing panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche with the Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas. From here you see the Gokyo village is a tiny dot on the side of the moraine and the Gokyo lake is a giant green pond. After enjoy this great view you slowly down to your mountain lodge and take a rest. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
After breakfast, you retrace following the previous trail. It’s an easy downhill walk along the Dudh Koshi River that comes out of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Passing by the second and then the first Lakes, you come to a small village of Pangka. The trail descends below Phangka, and across a level terrace on the slope to climb a rib on the far side of the hillside. Then you slowly walk down to the village of Machhermo. Continue walking pass through Luza and Lhafarma to reach Dole. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
After breakfast, your trek starts to drop down Phortse Thenga. On the way, you can enjoy on watching wildflowers and Rhododendrons. You may encounter mountain goats, musk deer, and pheasants. Upon reaching MongLa, you have again the chance of a beautiful view of Mt. Khumbila. Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega. You can also see Tengboche in a distant. After a while, you reach Sanasa, the junction of trails. You follow the path of Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. Reaching Namche Bazaar you check into your lodge and have a rest. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
From Namche Bazaar, you follow the steeply downward path. Once you cross the high suspension bridge the trail runs mostly level to Josale and then climbs to Monjo where your trekking card will be checked out. Then it’s an easy run through Benkar and Phakding to Lukla. After arriving at Lukla it ends your overall trek. Most trekkers make a celebration of finishing their trekking with their guide and crew members at Lukla. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Early in the morning, you move to Tenzing-Hillary airport. Then catch once again that scenic mountain flight to Kathmandu. After you land in Kathmandu airport you will be transferred to your hotel. You have free time rest of the day. You can have a hot shower, spa for relaxing your body in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, you will be offered cultural sightseeing of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley accompany with a professional guide. By our private vehicle you will visit Pashupatinath, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River 5 kilometres north-east of Kathmandu city; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet which is the center of Tibetan culture; Bhaktapur Durbar Square, medieval royal palace that glimpse you Nepalese authentic art and architecture and unique culture. After sightseeing, you have free time for your last minute shopping. Evening you will be offered farewell dinner with Nepali cuisines and cultural dances at typical Nepali Restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
The trip concludes today. Our tour officer will drop you at Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.