Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo-Lake-Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:5,357M
  • Total Duration:14 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sep to Dec
  • Group Size:Minimum 1 pax

About Gokyo Lake Trek

 A string of turquoise lakes is the biggest glacier on Nepal. In addition, astounding view of mystic snow capped mountains of Nepal makes Gokyo the most attractive valley in the Khumbu Region. Its proposed as an alternative to the classical treks in Khumbu region. So, Our Gokyo Lakes trek has been specially designed for the travelers seeking the experience of the magnificence of the Everest range. Under minimal physical and mental stress. Therefore, Gokyo Lake Trek is the amazing journey to the high altitude lakes of the Everest Region.

The Valley encircles the grandiose mountain peaks accommodates six lakes. This includes Longpongo, Taboche Tsho, Dudh Pokhari, Thonak Tsho and Ngozuma and the biggest glacier. Ngozumba which makes it one of the most irresistible sites amidst the great Himalayas. Apart from these biggest glaciers lakes with the pure water presents the enthralling experience of the Himalayan beauty. In addition, Gokyo Lake trek offers the enchanting experience of the Himalayan Lakes and surrounding civilization of the Sherpa community.

It is the tranquil lakes and majestic mountains that make Gokyo Valley irresistible. This also offers the opportunity of observing the Sherpa villages, cultural and religious practices. Diverse wildlife and plantation, museums and monasteries with prayer flags are awesome. Especially, memorial grounds up close which adds up to the temptation of the trek. Book the amazing trekking in Nepal package in Everest region Trek with Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. Hence, We are renown for the amazing and impeccable hospitality while taking trekkers for the Gokyo Lake Trek.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
  • Day 02: Kathmandu [1300 m/4264 ft]: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla [2,800 m/9,184 ft] – Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day
  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Phorse Village [3,810 m/ 12,496 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 07: Phorse Village – Machhermo [4,470 m/ 14,663 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 08: Machharmo – Gokyo [4800 m/15,744 ft]: 5 – 6 hours
  • Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri [5357 m/17,570 ft] and hike to the fifth lake: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 10: Gokyo to Dole: 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 11: Dole – Namche Bazaar: 4 – 5 hrs
  • Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla: 6 – 8 hrs
  • Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Farewell Friend

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]

A representative of Bharal Adventure escorts the guests to their hotel from the airport. A stroll along the streets of Thamel could be arranged for the afternoon. Dinner is hosted by the company where it aims to introduce the guests to authentic Nepali cuisine.

Day 02: Kathmandu [1300 m/4264 ft]: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

A guided tour around the historically and spiritually significant landmarks in Kathmandu will be scheduled after breakfast. These landmarks constitute of Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath – the Monkey Temple, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the afternoon, a pre-trip discussion session will be arranged to enable the interaction between trek leader, crew and the guests.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla [2,800 m/9,184 ft] – Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3 – 4 hrs

A 40-minute flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla will be taken from Kathmandu airport after breakfast. Meeting with other crew members and preparation for the trek will begin here. To assist in acclimatization, a short hike from Lukla to Phakding will be set. A side trip to nearby monastery could also be organized.

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs

Hiking through the villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo, and Jorsale, the team disembarks the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. After passing the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers, followed by a final steep ascent of about two hours, the team is rewarded with the first sight of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge from where it takes an hour and a half hike to reach Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

This acclimatization day is spent with a day’s hike to Thame or Khunde. If not, exploration of Namche Bazaar itself could be arranged where the travelers will have a chance to discover and learn about the Sherpa culture, biodiversity of the Everest region and variety of things related to the first Everest ascenders. Also, a few hours’ side trip to Khumjung Valley could be arranged.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Phorse Village [3,810 m/ 12,496 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs

The trek from Namche Bazaar begins after breakfast. The trek traces the gradual trail with few ups and down overlooking the fascinating Himalayan views and goes down up to Kayangjuma until it reaches Sansa, the major trail junction to Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp. Now the ascent commences through Mong-La Pass (3,975m) gradually descending to Dudh Koshi Khola (3,250m) until the walled fields of Phrase get nearer to sight.

Day 07: Phorse Village – Machhermo [4,470 m/ 14,663 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs

The trail navigates through forests, waterfalls, and bridges up until Dole, a small place with few teahouses. From here, steady climb up through the scenic ridge above Dole and trail via Lhabarma takes the team through many summer settlements and the ancient hamlet of Luza (4,360m). Ascend from Luza traces the trail to Machhermo, the last settlement on the way up to Gokyo and also the place of first sighting of Yeti in 1974. The middle of the village serves as the conduit of a beautiful stream flowing down from Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche mountains gradually draining into the Dudh Koshi.

Day 08: Machharmo – Gokyo [4800 m/15,744 ft]: 5 – 6 hours

The team hikes along a ridge Chorten through Pangka (4480m) to the terminal of Ngozamba Glacier towards Lake Longpongo on the bank of which is consigned the Lama footprints on a stone, passing through Taboche Tsho where by side of the third lake Gokyo Village is settled. A quick lunch and an amusing saunter along the third lake – Dudh Pokhari – could be arranged.

Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri [5357 m/17,570 ft] and hike to the fifth lake: 5 – 6 hrs

A trek to Gokyo Ri will be arranged on this day with the exciting prospect of visiting the other three mesmerizing lakes of the Gokyo Valley. Thonak Tsho and Ngozuma Tsho are the fourth and fifth lakes beyond which the base camp of Mt. Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang being in close proximity. The further exploration to the sixth lake shall depend upon the interest of the team and the availability of time.

Day 10: Gokyo to Dole: 3 – 4 hrs

An easy downhill walk from Gokyo along the Dudh Koshi River emerging out of the Ngozumpa Glacier passes through the lakes until the arrival of Phangka village. From Phangka, the trail descends below across a level terrace on the slope climb to the far side of the hill until it reaches the village of Macchermo from where it requires few hours to reach Dole.

Day 11: Dole – Namche Bazaar: 4 – 5 hrs

The steep descent to Phortse Tenga passing through Mong –La, Sansa, and Kyangjuma, the trail reaches Namche Bazaar where the days of exhaustion is relieved with hot shower and rest in the comfortable lodge.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla: 6 – 8 hrs

The steep downward trail is traced by wobbly legs tired from continuously battling the rocky terrain. The team follows the same trail as before. The team by now shall be warmed up and whatever sickness or sore throats they had been feeling shall pass by now. The final trek of the expedition ends after arriving at Lukla.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu

The flight back to Kathmandu arrives early giving the guest time for planning a short excursion in and around the city or spending the day taking respite in their comfortable hotel rooms. In the evening, the last supper of the expedition is hosted by Bharal Adventure to cherish the successful closing of the journey.

Day 14: Farewell Friend

The journey of a lifetime along the Himalayas comes to an end on this day. The guests are accompanied to the airport by one of the representatives of Bharal Adventure approximately three hours before their scheduled flight takes off.

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Please use this checklist as a guideline for getting information on the required equipment to carry on a trekking. Adjustments could be made to the list according to your needs, interest and duration and season of the trip among other factors. Variety of these gears could be hired or bought in Kathmandu. Since the majority of these gears found in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured, they are a lot cheaper. Also some gears are imported from China which are of better quality.

If you have enough money, you can buy very high quality branded gears too, in some of the famous stores in Nepal. It is advised that you keep your luggage as light as possible. You extra luggage could be left back in your hotel in Kathmandu which you can claim back at your return. We normally provide one porter for two trekkers to carry the luggage and the limitation of the weight is approximately 25 kg from two people.

Please go through the checklist below to learn what equipments you require during the trek:

General

  • Duffel or rucksack bag: Although Bharal Adventure will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffle/kit bag, one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for non-trek items that will be left at the hotel
  • Daypack of approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches
  • Down jacket (in case you don’t bring one, you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure which you have to return at completion of the trek)
  • 4 seasons’ sleeping bag (you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure if you forget to bring one, although it is strongly recommended for you to bring one)

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • With a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries

  • Tooth brush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash

Extras/luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e., cards

Cost Includes

Cost includes following:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English/French/Chinese/German-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (5trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Bharal Adventure’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, Cap and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost does not includes following:

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Cost Excludes

Atemberaubend und immer wieder schn

Everest view Trek mit schnen Aussichten und einem Guide, der auf alles achtet. Ich crate immer wieder in Nepal , nur habe ich mich in solche Hhen noch nie getraut. Es braucht schon etwas Vorbereitung , denn man muss fit sein fr thus ein Vorhaben. Schon allein der Flug nach Lukla ist ein Abenteuer fr sich . Man sieht Berge und Menschen , die mit wenigen Worten nicht zu beschreiben sind . Mit Suman act ich auf einen wunderschnen Weg unterwegs .Jedes mal, wenn er merkte, dass ich an meine Grenzen gekommen box, wurde erst mal eine kleine Rast eingelegt, in view of that dass ich mich immer wohl und gut aufgehoben gefhlt habe. So konnte ich den ganzen Weg geniessen. Vor allem suit ich sehr fasziniert, wie die Menschen da oben leben und wie herzlich sie doch sind. Der Weg alleine, ist mit all seinen Aussichten und seiner Geschichte , diese Reise wert. Noch einmal vielen Dank fr die liebe Beratung und einen Freund, der mir immer zur Seite gestanden hat.

Jonbon,
Germany

Solo travelers welcome!

I went to Nepal on a 9-day trek in the Langtang region a couple years ago. I was traveling on my own so I really appreciated to be with a trustworthy and friendly guide Sujan. I would definitely recommend his agency and would like to go back myself!

Maellelh,
France

Annapurna base camp

We did our trekking to Annapurna base camp & Muktinath with Arjun from Bharal Adventures. Quite a well-organized trip and both Arjun and porter Hari presented themselves with professionalism and we enjoyed the trip. It was awesome to watch Annapurna and Machhapuchare

Jaishree,
India

Recommander l’Agence Bharal Adventure

Je tiens à recommander l'Agence Bharal Adventure que nous avons eu l'occasion d'utiliser dans le cadre de notre Trek au Népal.

En effet, nous n'avons eu qu'à louer le professionnalisme, l'accueil, le sérieux et la capacité d'écoute des différents interlocuteurs rencontrés au sein de l'Agence. Notre binôme Guide Sujan e a été omniprésent et rigoureux pour nous permettre d'atteindre nos objectifs personnels et de découvrir les charmes et secrets du Népal. La capacité d'adaptation, l'écoute, la sécurité, la gentillesse et la connaissance de leur métier sont les principales caractéristiques de ceux-ci. Notre satisfaction n'en ai que plus grande.

Au de-là d'un rêve qui a pu devenir réalité, ce trek qui partait de Shivalaya après Jiri jusqu' au Kala Patthar en passant par GokyoRi et le col du Cho La, est finalement une des meilleures approches de la découverte de ce pays et des paysages de haute montagne. 
C'est sur la recommandation de Base Camp que nous avons pu l'aborder, l'envisager et finalement le reussir. De fait, je retiens que si je devais avoir de nouveaux objectifs montagneux dans l'avenir au Népal, je n'aurai aucune hésitation à les contacter pour envisager avec eux ce projet

Pascal,
France

Everest Base Camp – Wonderful Trekking Experience 26 Nov – 7 Dec 2017

Me and my friends did EBC trekking from 26 Nov to 7 Dec and we had the best experience with Arjun from Bharal Adventure. I am The Snail Queen and I am not a strong climber and hiker but Arjun and the porters Robin and Sham helped me a lot so I can fulfill my dreams to reach Everest Base Camp. Thanks A lot for making this a memorable journey, thank you for sharing your knowledge on all the mountains and thank you for really showing me Nepal and its people and wonderful nature and of cos the magnificent and majestic mountains . I definitely recommend the services from Bharal Adventure if you are looking for more than just a hiking trip but a memory that lasts a life time

Liza,
Malaysia

EBC trekking with Bharal Adventure

We team of 6 from Malaysia undergoing our trekking journey guided by our professional tour guide, Arjun Dhakal & 3 good porters. We managed to make it to EBC on 19 May 2018. Arjun he is well in arranging our itinerary included route, accommodation, meal and even care about our safety. I was having bad cough and walking very slow far behind my teammate on my last day of trekking down to Lukla. And he was walking next to me, never left me alone. Together we finally reached Lukla within estimated time. Due to bad weather, we were stuck at Lukla for 1 day, as our flight is on the day after. Arjun had been trying his best to get us helicopter ticket on the next day. Once ticket confirmed, we went down hill to Sukey to catch our helicopter. From there I saw some others feeling upset as they waited for 6 hours but couldn’t get their helicopter ticket back to Kathmandu. We are blessed that Arjun never dissappointed us. He had make us a wonderful and unforgettable trip. Thanks to Arjun! Highly recommended tour with Bharal Adventure

Suk wang,
Malaysia

Excellent people!

After many searches on the internet, fate took me to contact Arjun, one of the founder of Bharal Adventure. After emailing for 2 months, I eventually took the trip to EBC. 

Arjun, despite being on the road or enroute to EBC always did his best to reply to my email or whatsapp and patiently responded to my question. He did that in between is trekking whenever he got internet access. This includes giving me a very good price for the trip.

So, I took the trip in Apri to May 2018. I was met by Bharal Team at the Airport and took my hotel. The first impression was really good as the Team really looked after me well. They ensure everything was ok and constantly checking with me if everything was ok. They also ensure that I contact them if I needed assistance.

I met Arjun the night before the trip. He is a very nice, pleasant and polite young man. He is very open to all the situations that I might face including the additional costs that might be incurred such as personal shopping, extra meals and coffees, tipping, etc.

There were 5 of us in a group that trekked to EBC. We met at the airport in Kathmandu heading for Lukla. In Lukla, we were accompanied by 2 porters and 1 Sherpa and a group leader. So, there were 9 of us together as a team.

The trip went very well despite we had to medivac 2 of our team members at Gorekshep. The Team organized the helicopter the night before and constantly in contact with their team member in Kathmandu to ensure our team members are looked after when they reached Kathmandu by helicopter. The rest of us, continued our trip to Cho La Pass and Gokyo Ri Lake.

The view was fantastic. I promise myself, circumstances forbid, that I will be coming back and heading for higher altitudes.

We completed the trip and along the way we built not only friendship with the entire team (including the sherpa and porters) but also a small family that travel and solve the issues together.

When we arrived back at Lukla, we were stranded for 1 day due to bad weather. Our team leader ensured that we eat and sleep well and did his best through his connections to get us on the first flight the following day, despite we missed our original flight and there were many other passengers.

In summary, the trip went very well and we were looked after extremely well by professional team of Bharal Adventure.

My recommendation to potential clients of Bharal Adventure, if you have needs or concerns (including cost) please just be open to them. They are open, respected and young people who place trust and honesty very high in their business dealings.

Mahamod,
Indonesia

Perfect Everest Base Camp Trek

Really beautiful vacation - I intensely suggest this! You meander through this long beautiful river valley in the environment of steep slopes that begin out at 15-22,000 feet.Yet, soon enough you can see your destination off far afield away - the every highest mountains in the world. Its as a result marvelous to both be where you are but to as well as see where your journey is to comply to you. Also unbelievable are the 500 year pass sweet, easy, astonishing Buddhist Sherpa villages. And don't forget to fade away into the Tengboche Monastery - what a treat. I'm going protection!

Bernard,
France

Recommend Bharal Adventure to everyone

I travelled with my family in a Swiss Group to Nepal. We went on the Dhaulagiri Trekking Tour organized by Bharal Adventures. It was an amazing ...

Katharina Zurschmiede,
Switzerland

Great Trekking Company

Bharal Adventure does an amazing job facilitating and organizing trips of all kinds. They're a very personal tour company and from the moment yo...

Coralie,
Paris, France

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