Everest – Gokyo Lake Trek
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trip grade
Hard

★★★

12 Days  

Trip Code:   ATT-240

Price starts from:  316 USD

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Destination
Destination

Nepal

Altitude
Altitude

Activity
Activity

Trekking

Technical Experience
Technical Experience

Accomodation
Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Region
Region

Everest

Starts
Starts

Lukla

Ends
Ends

Kathmandu

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Mountain Info

Difficulty level

Hard

You need to be in average physical condition, able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and track.

This trip is one of the most spectacular alternate routes in the Everest region and much less trodden than the route to Base Camp. You will have an opportunity to really see Sherpa village life along with the fabulous views of the highest peak in the world! In addition to breathtaking mountain views, mountain lakes, valleys and the Ngazumpa glacier all add to make this a scenic adventure!

Good To Know

Asian Trekking is a Nepali expedition operating company established 36 years ago. According to Paragraph 26 of the Tourism Act (2035), no foreign expedition teams or companies are allowed to provide expedition services in Nepal directly and any foreign company must work through a Nepali company licensed by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal. As such, Nepali companies are the ones that provide all the legal, administrative, logistical, guiding and support services in Nepal, while also being legally responsible for the safe and responsible conduct of the expeditions. Booking through foreign expedition companies naturally makes the cost to the customer higher due to the extra layer of administration and profit margins, without necessarily adding any extra value


EVEREST TAILOR MADE EXPEDITION

We are the number 1 most
experienced expedition company the World. No other company has as much
experience as us. We have organized more than 3,000 personalised treks and
expedition since 1982, including 286 climbing expeditions on Mt.
Everest.

Price Start From 55,000 US$ And
Includes

  • Each member is assigned with:
    1. One veteran Sherpa Guide with Nepal Mountaineering Association
      certification and has previously summited Mt. Everest at least 5
      times.
    2. Two High Altitude Sherpa with Nepal Mountaineering
      Association certification and has previously summited Mt. Everest at least 2
      times.
    3. The Sherpa will assist the member during climb and summit
      attempt. They will also carry all food and gear to high camps.
    4. Full Mountain Support
  • Unlimited CE
    certified oxygen cylinders with British Top out mask and regulator during
    climbing and summit attempt.
  • Services of Asian Trekking
    Expedition Doctor and medical consultation services at the Base Camp with the
    Himalayan Rescue Association.
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp
    and higher camps during expedition. Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base
    Camp and Camp 2.
  • 3 days guided acclimatization climb on Mt.
    Lobuche East before Everest climb.
  • High altitude tents for each
    member.
  • Weekly supply of fresh vegetables, meat and fruits to
    Base Camp from Kathmandu Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars,
    ice screws, etc.)
  • Porterage of member’s personal climbing
    equipment Kathmandu-Lukla-Base Camp-Kathmandu.
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
    Internet at base camp.
  • Solar panels, batteries and generator
    with fuels at Base Camp for light and charging mobile phones, digital cameras
    and laptop.
  • Hotel accommodation for 8 nights in 5-star hotel in
    Kathmandu before or after the expedition.
  • Welcome group dinner
    in Kathmandu with chairman/founder of Asian Trekking, Past President of Nepal
    Mountaineering Association and Honorary member of UIAA (International Climbing
    and Mountaineering Federation), Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa and CEO of Asian
    Trekking Dawa Steven Sherpa.
  • Restop toilet bags for all members
    and Sherpas to bring human waste off the mountain.
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers.

If Needed/On
Request

  • Spacious high wall personal tent at Base
    Camp with wooden platform and carpets. Each tent is equipped with personal
    solar powered lights, mattress, pillow, working table with chair, folding
    cabinet, satellite television and personal heater.
  • International
    Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA/ UIAGM) accredited guide to
    lead the team.
  • Helicopter flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Namche/
    EBC/Kathmandu.
  • Private kitchen with professional and trained
    5-star hotel cook to cater to the client’s taste.
  • Photography
    and video filming service during the expedition.
  • Satellite
    Internet at Camp 2
  • Personal base camp dining tent, equipped with
    wooden platform, padded insulation floor and carpet and one LED television set
    with DTH connection.
  • Clean and spacious Private toilet and
    shower tent and much more…

Good To
Know

Asian Trekking is a Nepali expedition operating company
established 36 years ago. According to Paragraph 26 of the Tourism Act
(2035), no foreign expedition teams or companies are allowed to
provide expedition services in Nepal directly and any foreign company must
work through a Nepali company
 licensed by the Ministry of
Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal. As such, Nepali
companies are the ones that provide all the legal, administrative, logistical,
guiding and support services in Nepal, while also being legally responsible
for the safe and responsible conduct of the expeditions. Booking
through foreign expedition companies naturally makes the cost to the customer
higher due to the extra layer of administration and profit margins, without
necessarily adding any extra value.

 

Detailed itinerary

1

Day 1
Schedule flight to Lukla

Schedule flight to Lukla (2840m). Trek to Phakding (2610m). Enjoy a scenic flight with stunning views as you fly alongside the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, it is a half day’s trek along the Dudh Kosi Valley to Phakding where you will rest for the night.

2

Day 2
Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar (3440m). Continuing along the Dudh Kosi (river), you will enter Sagarmatha National Park (showing or buying your entrance ticket and registering your TIMS card). After continuing along the river, you will start to ascend towards Namche Bazar. This is the first altitude jump so it is important to take it easy on the way up.

3

Day 3
Khumjung for acclimatization.

Khumjung (3780m) for acclimatization. It is a short journey to Khumjung (about 2 hours) and the rest of the day is set aside for acclimatization. After a steep climb up steps to the Syangboche airstrip. The route continues upwards before a short, steep descent to Khumjung where you can relax or visit the monastery for the remains of the day.

4

Day 4
Dole

Dole (4200m). From Khumjng it is a short descent to Kyangjuma. Continuing along the Khumbu valley for a short while, you will be treated to stunning views of Thamserku, Katenga and Ama Dablam. Once you reach Sansa, you will turn up the Dudh Koshi valley on the Gokyo trail, which takes you up the steep climb of Mong La (3973m). From there, more fabulous views await you of the surrounding mountains and the Dudh Kosi valley. The trail goes down to the Dudh Kosi (river) and then up through the rhododendron forest to Phorste village. After enjoying more views of mountains, you will continue through the forest before reaching the small settlement of Dole.

5

Day 5
Machermo

Machermo (4410m). This is a short day in terms of distance but the biggest ascent of the trek so far and altitude can start affecting you, so it is good to take it easy and be aware of how you are feeling and doing. Starting with a brief descent out of Dole, you will cross a bridge and then start climbing until you reach Luza (4390m). After some rest while enjoying views of the mountains above and valley below, you will continue up over barren, sandy terrain until you reach Machermo. This is the last big settlement before Gokyo and home to the Machermo Porter Shelter and Rescue Post which hosts a very interesting and useful lecture every afternoon on AMS(Acute Mountain Sickness). Well worth it and could be a life-saver!

6

Day 6
Gokyo

Gokyo (4790m). You start by climbing the ridge over the valley and continue up as the valley widens until you reach Pangka. From here, the trail descends to the river before steeply going up again to the Ngozamba glacier. Crossing an iron bridge, the trail levels out and soon brings you to the first lake, Longpongo, followed by Taboche Tso, Dudh Pokhari and finally Gokyo lake itself and Gokyo village.

7

Day 7
Gokyo - hike up Gokyo Ri

Gokyo - hike up Gokyo Ri (5360m). Climbing steeply up above Gokyo lake, the trail to Gokyo Ri (peak) is hard going, but when you reach the top, the views make you forget everything. From here you can enjoy views of all the surrounding mountains with Everest towering over them. Absolutely breath-taking, (once you’ve caught your breath!). You will return back to Gokyo for lunch and in the afternoon go for a walk around the lake and even go further to see the fourth and fifth Gokyo lakes if you are feeling up for it before returning to Gokyo to spend the night.

8

Day 8
Thare

Thare (4300m). Setting off on your return, you will retrace your steps down the valley out of the Gokyo region, and pass the moraine of the Ngozamba glacier and then head south down the other side of the Dudh Kosi valley past mountain pastures and villages before reaching Thare.

9

Day 9
Pangboche

Pangboche (3930m). About half an hour outside of Thare is the village of Thore. From there it is a continuing descent throughout the day until you reach the picturesque village of Phorste. It is a beautiful journey passing waterfalls and ice caves with a lot of descending and ascending before you eventually reach Pangboche.

10

Day 10
Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar. A more leisurely day, passing through Tengboche where you can visit the monastery there before continuing on to Namche Bazar where you can rest for the night and check your email!

11

Day 11
Lukla

Lukla. Another long day descending back down to Lukla following the Dudh Kosi river through the valley. The route goes down and up finishing at the end with a climb through the forest, past villages and finally reaching Lukla, where you can put your feet up!

12

Day 12
Return to Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu. Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

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