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Gokyo is a system of 19 high-altitude freshwater glacial lakes situated at an altitude from 4,700 meters to 5,000 meters. The largest of these is Lake Thonak with its pristine turquoise waters. In this program from Discovery Mountain Trek, you will explore the Gokyo region and see some of these primordial lakes. The lakes of Gokyo are in the vicinity of Gokyo Valley in the Solukhumbu district. The region of Khumbu is where you’ll be traveling for these pristine views, and also climb the Gokyo-Ri for a bird’s eye view of some of the lakes below.
These lakes situated below the majestic snowcapped mountains of Everest region will entice you deeply. Some of the prominent lakes are Gokyo, Gyazumpa, Ngozumpa, Thonak, and Tanjung among others. The blissful journey takes you in high-altitude trails of Everest – right through the busy trekking routes. Some peaks visible in this program are Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori.
To reach Gokyo lake, you will traverse through gushing rivers, beautiful alpine forests, and smaller lakes along with views of majestic peaks of the Himalayas. If you happen to be here in the right season, you will see blooming rhododendron forests at lower altitudes. As you give a side to yaks and mules on the narrow trails, you cannot be more right about the experience. En route, you will pass the villages of Khumjung, Namche, and Kunde, and see a vibrant mountain culture that rightly belongs to Everest. The villages mostly belong to the Sherpa community. In stopovers do not be surprised if you are offered “Everest” Tea made of yak milk sprinkled with salt and yak butter.
The best time for a Gokyo Lake trek is the autumn and the second best time is in the spring. (September to November) or spring (March to May). You will need a good level of physical fitness along with a regular walking habit to visit Gokyo. A prior of experience of trekking in Nepal is not required, but it is definitely a plus. Visit Gokyo for a definitive experience of trekking in Everest region of Nepal.
After your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, we will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. You can spend the evening around Thamel.
After breakfast, get on a pre-booked 30-minute flight from Kathmandu. This scenic flight will take you to Lukla, where your trekking guides will receive you at the airport. An easy trek of around three hours will bring you to the village of Phakding at the banks of Dudh-Koshi river, where you will stop for the night.
Begin an early trek along Dudh-Koshi, criss-crossing it several times. Today the destination is Namche Bazaar, the fabled village in the heart of the mountains. The trail is initially lined by views of Mt. Thamserku, and on a really clear day, even Mt. Everest is visible in the distance. As you reach closer to Namche, you will find the trail winding up with approaching views of Everest-Nuptse Wall, Mt. Lhotse and several other peaks. Once at Namche, relax in a hot bath, surf the Internet, enjoy a cup of cappuccino and then call it day.
Take a day off at Namche and enjoy the quiet lifestyle in stark contrast to your regular routine. In the morning, have a hearty breakfast with views of magnificent peaks. Later in the day, take short hikes in and around the town – and savour the beauty that is Namche. This is an important day of rest as it will help you acclimatize at the altitude and help you warm up the muscles for an exciting expedition ahead.
After yesterday’s acclimatization at Namche, the trek today seems spectacular when you start off after breakfast. Trek along the main route with great views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse several other high peaks in the world. It’s not a hard climb though at times you might feel like taking a short break here and there and take some pictures at the same time. Along the route we will have tea break and lunch, cross Mohang and arrive at the busy place of Phortse Tenga where we will stay overnight in a hotel or a lodge.
It’s a short trekking distance today with around four hours of walking. First we will take a steep trail, ascending which we will arrive at a level ground. Take a brief stop here and enjoy the environment and the blue skies. From here trek to Dole, hike to Lhabarma and on to Luza – all with a couple of breaks in between the lunch and tea. As we come near Machhermo, we will have some fantastic views of the mountains and the surrounding valley. Arriving at Machhermo and according to the preference, we can set up camp, or else we can sleep at a lodge tonight.
After breakfast with superb views at the laps of the giant mountains, we will head towards Gokyo today. The average walking duration is under five hours in a fairly difficult terrain. Frist climb a ridge and arrive at a valley. From there, arrive at a river bank and trek close to Ngozumpa Glacier. At this point, you have arrived inside the area called Gokyo. Gokyo region consists a system of several lakes in the Khumbu Region with their turquoise and emerald waters. It might even seem like the bounty of nature had been tucked away at this very place, and that you have finally found it after all these years.
As we prepare for an exciting day at Gokyo, we will first hike up to Gokyo-Ri in the morning. It’s just above two hours, so get up early for the wonderful views. The two hour climb is steep and might seem like it was totally wasted; until you arrive at the peak – and suddenly everything changes. You will wonder in awe and ask yourself – could it be this beautiful? The views of the the world’s highest peak seem lined up just for you. Take photographs as much as you like – your battery might drain but your happiness won’t. Guaranteed. Mt. Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and a lot of other peaks from one single point will seem almost surreal. And don’t forget to look down upon the emerald lakes of Gokyo. Period. Later, trek to the Fifth Lake and then down to Gokyo and call it a day.
The trek today is around six hours at a leisurely pace. We will begin by descending along Dudh Koshi River and cross a lake. Take a brief break and enjoy views of Cholatse and Taboche. Trek further with more views of the snowcapped peaks of Cho Oyu and Thamsherku. Past a shorten, the trail descends and then passes through several villages to arrive at Dole. Stay overnight at Dole in a lodge.
The trek from Dole to Namche is a beautiful and scenic trek. This downhill trek takes around seven hours at a leisurely pace with plenty of stopovers. The route is lined with dense alpine forests of juniper and rhododendron and a waterfall. We might even come across wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopard, and Himalayan pheasants. Passing through time-worn villages and unspoiled beauty of the mountains, you will arrive at Namche at the end of the day. The peaks visible today are Ama Dablam, Khumbila, Lhotse, Thamsherku, and others. Stay at a lodge in Namche tonight.
As you come towards the end of the program, you will enjoy the scenic trek back to Lukla. A night in Lukla can become more memorable if you spend it with your fellow guides and crew with whom you shared the journey. Stay overnight in a lodge in Lukla.
We take the flight early in the morning, the scenic flight is around 40 minutes, a whisk that will bring you back to bustling Kathmandu. Once you are in the capital, have a free day enjoying shopping, hot-water bathing, relaxing in a sauna, or simply seeing around town. Stay overnight in a hotel.
Today after breakfast we will start visit you to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. you visit the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world.
According to your schedule, we will take you to the airport for your flight ahead.
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