Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake Trekking
Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake Trekking: An excellent adventure to Everest & Gokyo Lake with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions, adventure starts with a short sweeping scenic flight to Lukla the gateway to Everest, trek starts from here, the route follows several farm villages offering awesome views of the high snow-capped peaks, with time to acclimatize, before following the quiet trail to Gokyo and side trip to Khumjung village in the high valley and visiting the ancient Buddhist monastery here.
At Gokyo, morning hike to Gokyo Ri top for the world’s most fabulous views of the surrounding peaks and landscape including the giant Mt.Everest, Mt.Makalu and Cho Oyu. This journey includes a visit to village seldom frequented by trekkers, the trek continues on with an incredible view of Khangtiaga, Thermasarkhu and the Nuptse – Lhotse wall with the Mt. Everest rearing above, making way through lovely forests towards Pangboche and Thyangboche the many highlights of the adventure.
The views along the trail throughout are tremendous, a panorama of a snow-capped chain of mountain ranges to all sides and many more exciting fun and enjoyment on the way. Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd to Everest & Gokyo Lake region is an excellent journey offering grand sceneries and beauty of the surrounding landscapes, which combines all the highlights of the Everest National Park including Namche Bazaar, Khumbu’s Sherpa capital, the glamorous viewpoint of Gokyo-Ri.
Trip Highlights: “Sensational views of an array of high snow-capped mountains, dramatic landscapes, verdant high valleys, Buddhist culture, the warm-friendly hospitality of high land Sherpa, glacial lakes, striking viewpoints, in the heart of world’s heritage ‘Sagarmatha National Park’.”
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