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Gokyo Lakes is a system of 19 high-altitude glacial lakes situated at an altitude of 4,700 meters to 5,000 meters from the sea level. The largest lake, Lake Thonak, is the one that is photographed the most, and is the unmistakable icon of the region.
Gokyo Valley lies in Solukhumbu district. The whole valley is protected within Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A trek to Gokyo Valley is the perfect getaway when you feel like experiencing the beauty of mountains and mountain ecosystems.
The focal point of fascination of Gokyo Valley is Tengboche Monastery. Four mountains extending more than 8,000 m to be specific – Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu and Mt. Makalu are seen from Gokyo Ri which is sufficient to entice the trekkers. Toward the western piece of Ngozumpa Glacier lies Gokyo Peak. Called Gokyo Ri by the locals, it is the biggest ice sheet in the entire Himalayas.
Each perspective that you get from Gokyo Ri is precious to the point that you get a kick out of the chance to treasure every last minute spent here. The magnificence of common white dividers and adoration for it starts all the more strongly in the wake of astounding Gokyo Valley Trek.
For your fulfillment Orbit Alpine allots best aides for Gokyo Valley Trek who have inside and out information of Gokyo zone and in addition, is rich in local learning about the mountains and society of Sherpas. It is a sort of complete trek from where you will get genuine picture of Nepal from mountain perspective. The other part of the trek is that you will inspire opportunity to witness delightful and quiet pockets of this region. You feel as though the lakes were sitting tight for you since long time back. The dark blue lake will inundate in you for rest of your life, at any rate in memory. Rough-cut stone houses are the characters of Gokyo villages and town is located at upper sides – the settlement here being situated in highest elevation of the world.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu airport, we receive you and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, take tour briefing and meeting your guide and helper. Clear the dues amount before trek departure. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Guided Tour of world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley includes Swayambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square.
Day 03: Kathmandu -Phakding (2850m)
Fly to Lukla where the Gokyo Everest base camp trek starts. Initially the trail descends steadily along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, passing Sherpa villages and Mani stones before reaching Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
The trail ascends gradually towards Jorsalle, crossing suspension bridges over the Dudhkoshi River before arriving at the entrance point of Everest national park. After crossing three more bridges, the trail ascends through the alpine and rhododendron forest. Here it is possible to see deer and wild birds on the way to Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Acclimatize day
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Tengboche. For acclimatizing trekking, you can trek to Everest view hotel and Kumjung village. If you feel tired, walk on to the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town if not hiking to Everest view hotel.
Day 06: Trek to Khumjung (3790m)
Khumjung is a very old Sherpa village, with two monasteries, where Sir Edmund Hillary, first climber of Mount Everest in 1953 with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, established a school and a hospital (Kunde). Afternoon is the time for rest at lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Dole (4200m)
Trek through the slopes climbing to Khumbila, and reaches our first pass, Mon La facing to Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful peaks of the world. Steep descends to Phortse Drangka. We leave the valley going to Everest trail; we are now in Gokyo valley. Just at the limit of the tree-line, we reach the mountain pasture of Dole.
Day 08: Trek to Machermo (4470 meters)
Trek through small yak mountain pastures: Khele, Lhabarma, and Luza. View many small waterfalls. We take rest at Machermo, facing Kyajo glacier.
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo (4790m)
Trekking trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho-Oyu (8153m). It is a steep climb on the moraine and Gokyo valley.
Day 10: Acclimatize rest and trekking around Gokyo Valley
Leaving the camp at dawn, we will easily and slowly climb the path going up to Gokyo Peak, higher than Mont-Blanc. From the top, fantastic view of Ngozumba glacier and many different peaks, including mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. Trek back to Gokyo Lake in the evening for rest.
Day 11: Trek to Tanknak (4,700m)
After a short descent to Longpongo Lake, our entire caravan goes through the glacier of Ngozumpa, on the moraines which hide the ice. We will discover very nice small glaciar lakes. We take Lunch on the other bank of the glacier.
Day 12: Trekking -Chola Pass-Dzongla (5,420m)
A wild stage trek, begin walking on the steep snowy footpath leading to Cho La pass. From the pass, superb view on Dzonglha valley and lake can be seen. Then trek descent to Dzonglha with a quite hard walk on the Cho La glacier.
Day 13: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m)
Continue trek along the moraine of the glacier with views of Kalapathar and Pumori, before reaching Lobuche (4910m) for your evening stay. This is the last stop before trek to Everest base camp the next day. It is important to take the time to rest and acclimatize for this unforgettable day.
Day 14: Trek to Gorakshep (5,140m)
Trek follows the Khumbu glacier to reach our next stop, Kala Pattar. The trail offers superb views of the surrounding mountains, especially where the path is forced to rise to cross a tributary glacier. We stop for lunch and night halt at GorakShep.
Day 15: Trek to Everest Base Camp-Lobuche (5,316m)
Everest Base Camp is the main camp for mountaineers attempting the mountain, situated at an elevation of 5252m. Trekkers feel understandably great satisfaction in reaching here as Everest Base Camp is not only full of history but breathtakingly dramatic, perched at the foot of the infamous Khumbu icefall and continue trek back to Lobuche.
Day 16: Trek to Pangboche (3,985m)
We trek downhill mostly to Pangboche. As we retrace our steps to Duglha and descend to Pheriche, we arrive at Himalayan Rescue Association, a trekker’s aid post and it is a worthy place to visit. After lunch, we cross the Khumbu Khola on a wooden suspension bridge and follow the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche.
Day 17: Trek to Namche
Leaving mountains behind us, trek descent through Tengboche Monastery (3860 m) before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar (3441m). We arrive back into Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.
Day 18: Trek to Phakding (2,652m)
Trek to Phakding (2652m) on the same trail we trekked up, it takes about four hours. The trails descend steeply for early 2 hours. After that, the path has small ups and down to Phakding through Monjo.
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2,886m)
Trek to Lukla (2,886m) and it takes about three hours. The final day of trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla where it needs to reconfirm your flight tickets for the next morning flight. This last evening in the mountains is an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some Chhang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience and staffs are expecting for precious tips.
Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Free day in Kathmandu on your own.
Day 21: Kathmandu airport
Transfer to Kathmandu airport for your flight back home.