Adventure: Gokyo Lakes Trek

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This 13 day trek is slightly longer than the normal Everest Basecamp trek (12 days) and will take you off the beaten track, deep into the Everest Region. You will get to experience a wide range of scenery, from rivers and forests to the beautiful tuquoise lakes of the Gokyo Valley. During this trek, you will also have the chance to learn about the history and culture of the Sherpa people, visit colourful monasteries, and tiny villages.  You will see some of the highest mountains in the world- Mt. Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Pumori from iconic view points over 5000m such as Gokyo Ri and Kalapatthar.

Be prepared for a challenge as this trek will take you across the Chola Pass, which connects Everest Base Gamp with Gokyo Lakes. This will involve a steep and slippery trek across a glacier, but is well worth it for the views at the top of the Pass.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft) 

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft), trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3 - 4 hours 

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): 5 - 6 hours 

Day 04: Namche Bazaar: acclimatization 

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810 m/ 12,496 ft): 5 - 6 hours 

Day 06: Phorse Village to Machhermo-(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 5 - 6 hours 

Day 07: Machharmo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 5 - 6 hours 

Day 08: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft) and hike to fifth lakes: 5 - 6 hours 

Day 09: Gokyo to Dole: 3 - 4 hours 

Day 10: Dole to Namche Bazaar: 4 - 5 hours 

Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 8 hours 

Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu 

Day 13: Final departure

What's Included:

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Hotel room in Kathmandu (3 Nights)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader 
  • Porter
  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit 
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit )
  • Trekking Map
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight 
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

What's Not Included:

  • Excess baggage charges
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, big thermos water/tea, shower etc)

List of clothing

  • 2 quick drying long sleeved base layer shirts 
  • 3 short sleeve trekking shirts
  • 2 pairs of thermal pants (base layer) 
  • 2 pairs of liner socks 
  • 3 pairs of woollen trekking socks 
  • 2 pairs of trekking pants with zip off bottoms
  • 2 fleece sweaters – one lightweight, one heavier.

 ‎Outer Layers

  • 1 wind/rain proof overlayer– jacket and pants
  • 1 down jacket 
  • 1 warm winter hat/beanie
  • 1 headband/buff
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • 1 pair of trekking boots
  • 1 pair of sandals/ sneakers (for wearing in and around the lodges)
  • 1 pair of down booties (great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping and/or in the lodge)

 

Other:

  • 1 head lamp
  • 1 Camelback(water pack)
  • 1 pair of trekking poles
  • Water purification tablets/Steripen/Drops
  • 1 pair of sunglasses 
  • 1 sleeping bag

 

 


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