Everest Gokyo Lake trek rewards us with a number of glistening turquoise lakes and a fantastic Ngozumpa Glacier that seems to stretch for miles. We move slowly up the valley enjoying the awe-inspiring, panoramic landscapes and base ourselves at Goyko for three nights exploring the surrounding area, with the opportunity to take a day walk to the fifth or sixth Lake and see the North face of Mt Everest.
From Goyko Ri the Views are the best in the whole region of Everest towering above at (8,848 m) After exploring this valley we cross over the Lhenjo La pass (5,417mt) into the Thame region before visiting some monasteries and returning to Namache to relax and enjoy the wonderful Nepalese hospitality. Lhenjo La pass offers the best vista of the whole Himalayan region.
We fly to Lukla to start our trek up into the beautiful Goyko Valley whichs attracts fewer visitors than the neighbouring Everest Base Camp trek. We visit Khumjung School and Kunde hospital which our famous Sir Edmund Hilary built giving the local Khumbu children health, knowledge and an opportunity of a educated future and better standard of living for their families and future generations.
Upon your arrival, Mount Trails representative will receive your from airpourt and transfer to hotel. Evening, trek briefing we explore local market and leisure time to relax.. Evening, we
will meet for a group cultural dinner & traditional dancing (included in price). Rest of your evening will be at your leisure to pack for your departure to the Everest region the next day.
Today , we leave early for the airport, fly to Lukla (about a 40 minute flight) and meet our support staffs ( porteres ). we will have breakfast upon we arrive in lukla and start our trek to Phakding. Soon after leaving Lukla we see the evidence of the Tibetan influence with the many prayer wheels, flags and Mani stones.
Prayer wheels are filled with long paper scrolls inscribed with mantras that are activated
when the prayer wheel is turned to infuse the winds with prayers to travel the world and
keep us safe that is believe in mountain.
we will stop for lunch along the way . Today is our first day in mountain and not much walk which will help us to acclimatization properly.
After breakfast we start our day follwoing yak trails to Manjo.we walk through some small village of phakding On leaving to Monjo. we stop at the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park to register and continue up the beautiful Khumbu valley. Along the way we cross a spectacular bridge abound with prayer flags before our climb through the bush to the main Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. Today we get our first views of Everest on a clear day. Namache is a thriving town set in a semi circle of the mountains of the Khumbu Region which has some fantastic shopping for curios and local market every saturday.
Today is our rest day to acclimatize our boday. It is very important to spend two nights here to acclimatize which gives us more chance of successfully reaching Lhenjo La pass at 5417 mt and viewing Mt Everest. Namche town is a very popular stopping off point for most people, for rest, acclimatization and some side trip with photography and good food. There will also be the need to go on a short acclimatisation walk which we will combine with a visit to the Sherwi Khangba cultural centre which houses a fantastic museum and also visit a local monastery. Today will be possible to explore the famous weekly Saturday market which is a popular meeting place for locals selling produce and wares. This is a great town to catch up on emails or try the great bakeries to enjoy Apple pie or savour the Cinnamon buns Nepalese style or yummy hot chocolate. overnight in mountain hotel.
After early breakfast, we start our trekking day by climbing steadily up out of the Namche bowl for about 1½ hour to Syangboche being rewarded with great views over Namache and the surrounding valleys. We continue climb before descending to the village of Khumjung, stopping along the way to take photographs of Mt. Everest, Lhoste , Nuptse and Ama Dablam and many colors of the Rhododendrons (in spring season). we will have lunch when we arrive in khumjung village . After visiting the school that Sir Edmund Hillary built and the short walk to Kunde to visit the hospital where we can see the local doctors care for tourist and locals peoples The Kunde hospital has a health education center to enlighten the locals of how to improve health for the future. On returning to Khumjung we visit one of the most beautiful monasteries in the whole Khumbu region which houses the said Yeti head.
After breakfast, we are leaving Khumjung. we walk through a beautiful Rhododendrons forest and vegetation before entering the start of the Gokyo Valley. We climb up some stone staircase to Mong passing ( according to the local Sherpa’s ; this is the birth place of Lama Sangwa Dorje (the
patron saint of the Khumbu and founder of some of the local gompas). This section of the trail
is quite spectacular viewing Phortse, Tengboche and Ama Dablam with other beautiful mountains in the distance. Overnight in Phortse.
After breakfast we off to Dole from Teng. we stop at the National park check post and see some great water falls, beautiful landscapes and maybe some Musk deers and pheasants. On reaching Dole it is also possible to trek up to some view points to acclimatise and get great views and surrounding mountains up there.
we start our day after having breakfast, enroute we see great views ofmount Kangtaiga and Thamserku with beautiful sunset view. Looking up the valley we see the very close view of high mountain. On the left hand side is Cho Oyu –the sixth highest peak on the planet; and the right hand side, Gyachung Kang,
the 15th highest peak in the world and the highest below 8,000metres. we feel like we are in broad vistas of mountains and the fragrant smell of Rhododendrons-valley with snow Tibetan cocks sound.
we start our day after breakfast at lodge. We initially climb out of Machermo to Pangka. We walk throught massive slopes on our right Ngozumpa Glacier in what is called the ablation valley. We climb some stone steps passing where there are two streams– one milky in colour from the glacier melt and the clear pond which drains from the first pond. There will be quite a change in scenery when we pass hundreds of small cairns the first pond, the second lake (the most holiest in the region) in mountains. our track finally lead us to Gokyo. we overnight in lodges on the shores of the third holy lake in mountain.
Today is our rest day we will go exploring for a acclimatization walk up to Gokyo Ri, its about 3 hour climb where the Mt Everest and Makalu views are spectacular at sunset. Gokyo Ri viewpoint is lined with prayer flags and offers panoramic views of lakes, glaciers, sheer rock faces and snow falls around. This alpine scene is as good as it gets without climbing a major peak. we still have another day to look around Gokyo area and acclimatize completely. possibility of taking a day walk to different scenic spot around.
Today we still explore around Gokyo area. we wake up early for the fairly short and exhilarating 3 hrs hr walk to the top of the pass. Our body need to be acclimatized well to enjoy this breathtaking vista of being up in altitude. we will be the witness of amazing Himalaya Mountains, Ngozumpa Glacier far below. we will stop for lunch at local lodge then start descend on stone steps to the first Lake valley to Lungden.
Today we head off to Marulung at 4,210 m. Before dropping even further to the valley floor reaching Thame we will stop on the way fo local tea.Thame has two Gompas with one being established 325 years ago on advice of the fifth reincarnate Lama of Rongbuk in Tibet. This beautiful Gompa houses books said to be over 300 years old. This village is quaint with slate roofed house and nestles under a long rock wall. Thame has a Hydro Electric power Station which supplies power to the wider valley near by including Namache.
Today we will have easy day descend down to Namche Bazaar. Thame valley is often by passed by the majority of trekkers heading towards Everest Base Camp, and it is a true delight to spend time here exploring the Gompas and mixing with the local Tibetans mountain peoples. We descend gradually to Namche. upon arrival you you will have free time around . you can even use internet cafe in Namche bazaar or chill out in pub and cafes.
Today is a day to enjoy the walking downhill from Namache and saying a sad good bye
to the last view of the mighty Mt Everest as we make our way down to exit of the Khumbu
National Park and relax in Mountain local lodge.
Today will be our last day/ night in mountain. you can enjoy the rural Nepalese culture and their hospitality in the Khumbu region, and say farewell to our support staffs.
We take a 40 minute flight back to Kathmandu, catch up on last minute shopping and
meet for a farewell dinner in the evening.
Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination or You may wish to stay on an extra days excursion day tour in kathmandu or join another tour/ trek. Take an easy relaxing day, or enjoy the panoramic vista of the mountains and visit the many historical sights that Kathmandu has to offer.
What Makes This Trip Different?
Mount Trails believe in the quality services with great vlaue to our guests. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.
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Our Trekking Group
The trekking group is depends on the number of persons but we normally take in 02-10 persons in a group. However, if you are in a bigger group of more than 10 persons, we can manage trekking accordingly. The maximum number 10 is the outcome of generally organized group treks. But, we are good at organizing treks for any group size you require.
Besides the trekking group, we have our local staffs to assist you as well. Trekking does not just mean traveling around; it will be more rewarding if you can gain good bunch of information of the areas you travel. So, we provide you with guides for that and in order to assure easy travel experience, we have porters who would carry on your luggage. We will facilitate you with 1 porter between 2 trekkers. Our porter carry maximum of 20 kg weight.
Guides and Porters
For trekking group of 1 to 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide and Porter (1 porter between two trekkers).
For trekking group of more than 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and Porter (1 porter between two trekkers).
Our overnight stay would be on Tea Houses/lodges during Trekking of Tsum Valley. Twin sharing comfortable beds and common bathroom will be provided. The place is clean and hygienic. However, if you require a single supplement accommodation, it can also be made available on request at an additional cost of US$ 40. But still you need to be aware that single supplement accommodation may not be available at all the places during your trek in Himalayas.
We mostly serve fresh and hygienic food to let you experience typical Nepali food, special mountain foods and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental. You can always make your choices from the food menu available there. We will have breakfast and dinner at lodge/tea houses mostly whereas we will have the lunch on our way.
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel and we serve you a breakfast at same hotel.
The means of transportation are private cars/vans and public bus. Pick up and drop off from airport to hotel, and hotel to airport will be done by private transportation. Also we can arrange domestic flight as per your request. Trek in Nepal will start with a drive from Kathmandu to trek starting point.
Safety and Precaution
It is necessary that you take in good precaution during your travel to avoid any difficulties in your Trekking in Himalayas. As the trekking leads to higher altitude range, you need some trustworthy, experienced, qualified and well-equipped people around you. Your safety is assured by the local trek guide and other staffs.
Since these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced, qualified and well-equipped leader such that your trek runs safe and successful one. All our guides at Mount Trails are trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certified from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association with experience over many years. So, this is a double assurance for your safety and to make sure that you are in the correct and professionals hand. Thus, you need not worry about anything; we are here only at your service.
Regarding health issues, we are well aware that you are likely to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up high at faster pace is too harmful and can be fatal as well because of less oxygen. Some general symptoms of AMS are mentioned clearly on this link: http://www.mounttrails.com/altitude-sickness-in-nepal-himalaya.html
If above program itinerary that don't suit to you and wish to modify above itinerary then please let us know, we would be so much happy to create a tailor made itinerary as per your time and interest.It is also possible to combines above trip with Jungle safari, rafting, Mountain flight or with any other travel plans in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Mount Trails expert trek tour operator will design and arrange your holiday as per your time frame and interest.