Duration: 14 days

This trek to the holy lakes of Gokyo is preferred by many to the more common Everest Base Camp trek for it is equally exciting and rewarding. Gokyo happens to be a perfect viewpoint from where Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu, all above 8000m, are clearly visible, of course with several other majestic peaks of the Himalayan Range that forms the northern border of Nepal.

Orbit Alpine Adventures invites you for an outstanding trekking excursion to Gokyo Lakes with a fascinating trail that takes you through the deep, lush valleys and rural villages in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Our Gokyo Lakes trek also allows you to pay visits to old monasteries and to sample the incredibly warm hospitality of the renowned high altitude dwellers, widely known as Sherpas. This adventurous journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a well-planned trekking schedule that involves manageable leisurely walks of 5 hours a day on average and acclimatization before the ultimate ascent to the high valley of Gokyo.

Throughout the trip you will be greeted by incredulous mountain scenery and lovely forests, Pangboche and Thyangboche being two of the famed stopovers en route.

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport
    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our staff will transfer you to your hotel. In the evening you can stroll around Thamel, do some shopping or relax enjoying a drink. Your tour guide will give you a briefing of the trek ahead.

    Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu
    After breakfast you will go on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. Later in the day, you will return to Thamel and spend the evening here before dinner.

    Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610 m)
    Early in the morning you will go to the airport. The flight is around 6:30 AM which will take 45 minutes before landing at Lukla (2,750 meters). After breakfast in Lukla, we will trek for around 4 hours and further, follow Dudhkoshi river before arriving the Sherpa village of Phakding for the overnight stay.

    Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,446 m)
    After breakfast, we will  make an early start. Today we will do a scenic walk for around 7 hours to reach Namche Bazaar. After dinner, you will spend the night in a lodge.

    Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar
    Today you will relax for the day in acclimatizing, but make sure you take short hikes around Namche Bazaar to adjust yourself to the altitude. You can spend the evening enjoying a drink and stay overnight at a teahouse.

    Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,200 m)
    After breakfast, you will start the trek. Today the walking time is around 7 hours with beautiful views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and other peaks of the Himalayan Range. You will spend the night in Dole.

    Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machchhermo (4,470 m)
    Today you will trek from Dole and gain a bit of altitude to reach Machchhermo. The walking time is around 6 hours with perfect views of glaciers along the route. Stay overnight in Machchhermo.

    Day 08: Trek from Machchhermo to Gokyo (4,790 m)
    The walking duration today is a little less than 6 hours. The scenic route will make you forget all your tiredness and reward you will beautiful views of mountains everywhere until you reach Gokyo. The first view of turquoise waters of Lake Gokyo nestled in the mountains is an iconic scene that will last in your memory forever.

    Day 09: Explore around Gokyo and climb Gokyo Peak (5,357 m)
    The beauty of the place is such that it demands you to stay and savour the beauty for at least a day. We recommend you to an easy climb of Gokyo Peak, which will reward you with captivating panoramic scenes of the mountain valley.

    Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Dole (4,200 m)
    Today you will trek for around 5 hours to reach Dole, a Sherpa settlement. You will stay for the night here.

    Day 11: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (3,446 m)
    After breakfast, you will trek for a little less than 6 hours before arriving at Namche Bazaar. Here, you can charge your cameras, take a hot shower, surf the Internet catching upon social media and enjoy a drink before dinner. Sleep overnight in the bustling village of Namche Bazaar.

    Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla
    After breakfast, today you will walk for a little more than 5 hours before reaching Lukla. You will feel relaxed after taking a shower and dinner.

    Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
    Catch an early flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, our staff will take you to your hotel. You can spend the day at leisure in Kathmandu and do some shopping before dinner.

    Day 14: Airport Transfer
    Our staff will take you to the airport three hours before flight time.

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