Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 15
  • Max Elevation: 5360m
Highlights

-       Scenic Flight to Lukla
-       Lukla Airport and its serene surrounding
-       Magnificent walk via lush rhododendron and other alpine vegetations 
-       Sagarmatha National Park, the park located at the highest elevation of the world and also a UNESCO World Heritage site and its unique and endangered species of flora and fauna
-       Namche Bazar, its traditional Tibetan market, Sherpa Cultural Museum
-       Hotel Everest View and a stunning view of Mt. Everest
-       The holy Tengboche monastery and its serene surrounding
-       Hospitable Sherpa people and their age-old civilization
-       Incredible sunrise and mountain views include Pumori, Makalu, Loa Tse, Nuptse, Amadablam and Mt. Everest, the top of the world

 

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is classical trekking in Khumbu region. Gokyo valley trek or Gokyo Lake view trek ultimately takes you to the mesmerizing Gokyo Valley where trekkers find themselves truly blessed with nature. The calm and tranquil Gokyo lake is at the center of the highlight of this trek. Situating in the most popular region, Khumbu region. Everest Gokyo Lake And Gokyo Ri Trekking let the travelers experience the inexperienced in their life. Besides that, this trek not only lets you witness the enthralling serene lakes in Gokyo but also the spectacular views of snow-capped mountains above 8000 meters.

Hence the Valley and  Everest Gokyo Lake Trek offer probably the most astonishing views of the mountains. So the mountains like the world’s tallest majestic mountain giants Mt. Everest, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Makalu, and Mount Lhotse and even more mountain view in the panorama.

Namche Bazaar, the gateway of the Khumbu region is considered a tourist hub. And it is the Tibetan trade market where acclimatization takes place. The day you will spend to have sightseeing around the Bazar. Especially, this day you will spend to experience the local culture and capturing mountain views.

Hence After the accomplishment of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, some adventure enthusiasts venture to Chola Pass and ultimately they will get to EBC and Kalapathar and some like to follow the same track to come back to Lukla.

Himalayan flora and faunas, Sherpa people and their unique culture, serene lakes in the lap of Himalayas, breath-taking views of the mountain above 8000 meters above are the major highlights of this trekking.

Commencing at Lukla, Gokyo valley trekking wraps at the same point. The veterans of Magic Expedition and Tour is always there to cater a world-class trekking package to Gokyo Valley.

‘Be a Part of the Heavenly Blessed valley with Serene Lake Encircled by awe-inspiring Mountain Giants’ 

Itinerary

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This the very first day that you step in Nepal for the trip. You will be received by our representative in the airport. Our representative will be at the arrival holding placard with your and our company name (Magic Expedition. And then, you will be transferred to the hotel. It is around 30 mins drive from the airport to the hotel. There may some hassles like offering taxi or hotel or something like that. Do go with them. And sometimes, in international flight, your luggage may be missing. Be very careful. We hope it will not disturb your trip.

After your arrival at the hotel, you will get refreshed and we will have a short orientation meeting regarding the trip. We will introduce a guide or trip leader. For this, be with   4 pieces of recent pp sized photographs, a copy of passport and copy of travel insurance-Overnight in Hotel-

  • Dinner
  • 2 * Hotel
  • kathmandu
  • 1400m

This is the day for valley sightseeing to visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple. Normally, the tour commences after your breakfast, you will have lunch during your visit, and the tour ends at around 4 in the afternoon. Then, you will prepare for the next day’s trip to the mountain.

  • B/F, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

The flight to Lukla takes early in the morning. Sometimes the flight to Lukla may get disturbed due to unfavorable weather condition. First, the guide will come to receive you at the hotel and take you to the airport for the flight. It is 35 minutes scenic flight to Tenzing- Hillary airport located into the lap of mountains. After you get Lukla, you begin to trek down to Phakding. The trekking offers the first views of astonishing mountains. Finally, you will get Phakding. Overnight at Phakding

  • B/f Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Phakding
  • 2652m

After your breakfast at Phakding, today’s trekking to Namche begins via Manjo and Jorsalle. The trails take you along the Dudh Koshi river. Monjo is the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. Further, trekking will take you to Jorsalle and the trail will go all the way up until you get Namche Bazaar 3441m, one of the tourist hub in Everest region and the gateway to Everest region. Namche offers you a beautiful view of Thamserkhu mountain and some others too. Overnight at the guest house at Namche.

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namche Bazaar
  • 3440m

This is the rest day for acclimatization. The day will be for hiking to  Syangboche airport 3700m, climbing up to Mt. Everest view hotel. Everest view hotel is a vantage point from where you will witness great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache and many more. We also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and experience their culture-Overnight in the guesthouse.

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namche Bazaar
  • 3900m

After breakfast, you begin your hiking today. The trails are easier in the starting up to Kyangjung and you start to climb the steep hill through rhododendron, juniper, and large conifers as the elevation increases. If you trek in spring, the entire hill will be blanketed with flowering rhododendron. Further trekking up takes you to Kharkas, pasturelands for yaks. There are not so many hotels in Dole. Especially, the views of Khumbila and Tawache (6542m) will be alluring throughout the day!! -Overnight in Lodge in Dole.

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Dole
  • 4200m

Today’s trekking offers you to view highland pastures, Kaharkas along with beautiful mountain view in the skyline. There are two climbs to Lambara at (4220m) and Luza at (4360m). Mostly, the trail is steep but pleasant climb through junipers.  Finally, you will get Machhermo at (4410m). Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Machherma
  • 4400m

We continue climbing up for more than 2 hours and descend to the riverbank before we climb to the moraine of  Ngozumpa Glacier. Then, the trail today begins to offer you glaciers, mountain giants and beautiful serene lakes. The more you trek, the more numbers of lakes you will view in the valley. Ultimately, you will get Gokyo. Overnight in Lodge-

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Gokyo
  • 4700m

The climb up to Gokyo Ri will offer you for a panoramic view of the Mahalangur Himalayan range. It is around 2 hours climb to get Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri is one of the most popular vantage points for mountain view from where one will witness enthralling views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawache & a great looking of Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. Sometimes, it may be windy at the top of Gokyo Ri. For this, prepare accordingly. Finally, you descend down to Gokyo and enjoy your day.

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Gokyo
  • 5360m

We catch on a trail along the Dudh Koshi River and pass the major Gokyo lakes. In transit, we additionally appreciate the views of the Cholatse and Taboche tops. In the wake of coming to the Chorten at the edge, we see incredible views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We further trek and past Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma towns before getting  Dole. Overnight in Dole.

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Dole
  • 4200m

Descend down through Himalayan flora and fauna witnessing traditional settlements. Of course, mountain views are still dominant highlights of today’s trekking till you get Khumjung village inhabited by Sherpa people.

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Khumjung
  • 3900m

Descend down via Namche Bazaar to Jorsalle. Today’s trekking will be more pleasing experiencing Tibetan market at Namche and further down to Jorsalle. Overnight at Jorsalle.

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Jorsale
  • 2740m

Today, you are wrapping up your trip. You begin to trek from Jorsalle until you get Lukla. The trail descends till you get Phakding and then ascends until you get Lukla. However, it is pleasant hiking in the Himalayas. Overnight in Lukla.

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lukla
  • 2800m

You catch an early flight to Kathmandu. It is 35 mins scenic flight. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will receive you and we will transfer you to the hotel. we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • B/F / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

According to your flight schedule, we will drop to the airport for the onward flight towards your country or next destination.

  • Breakfast
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

What to Expect

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van
  • Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, include tour guide and private car / van
  • Full board meals with tea or coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • Round trip flight to/from Kathmandu inclusive domestic departure tax
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers Information Management System
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Tour entry fee
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa– you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Drinks (cold and alcoholic)
  • Hot and cold showers during the trek
  • Personal shopping and laundry
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Useful Info

The environment in the Everest region

The mountain of the Khumbu is so Large that they create their own local climate. As you climb through the hills, mixed deciduous forest and scattered rice terraces give way to pine forest, then rhododendrons, then scrub junipers, before finally, the only vegetation is low alpine shrubs and grasses. As you walk, scan the skies and the undergrowth for golden eagle and the spectacular Himalayan Monal ( Damphe or impeyan pheasant ) with its regal, shimmering green blue and purple plumage.

In the forested area around Namche Bazaar, Thame, Phortse, and Tengboche keep your eye peeled for Himalayan tahr and musk deer often spotted beside trails early in the morning. You may also hear the strange, hoarse call of the muntjak or barking deer. The predators of the Himalaya are rarely seen but they are out there – the Khumbu is home to both leopards and snow leopards.

When to trek:

It is theoretically possible to trek in the Khumbu year-round, but flights are frequently cancelled in winter and during the monsoon because of the poor visibility at the lucky airport. The best weather is in autumn when the skies are clear and temperatures at higher altitudes are more bearable. However, the competition for the seat on planes and bed space in lodges can be intense. Spring is a calmer time to visit though cloud and rain become more frequent in the build-up to the monsoon. The most serious obstacle to trekking in winter is the cold. Days can be perfectly comfortable, but the mercury plummets as soon as the sun sinks behind the mountain. At some time during the season from October to March, there is certain to be a storm or two that will blanket the countryside with snow.

Permits and Regulation:

You must take two kinds of the permit for regular trekking in the Everest region. One permit is for the Loyalty of  Sagarmatha National Park. We must take it from the Tourism board of Nepal for the sector of regular trekking in the Everest region. Another permit is TIMS ( Travel Information Management System). That is to records all the trekker profile by the tourism board of Nepal.

Gateways:

There are two ways for the trekking in the Everest region. One way is to directly fly from Kathmandu to The luckla and start your trek from Lukla. So when you fly from Lukla you can complete the Everest Base camp within 14 Days. And another way is to Take a bus to Kathmandu to Bandar and start trekking from the Jiri / Bandar. If you follow this route you can complete Everest Base Camp in 18 to 19 Days.

Altitude sickness:

The more you ascend to the higher altitudes, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.

Travel insurance:

It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you have suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur. Many standards policy cover you for trekking to high altitudes, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Insure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.

Teahouse trekking:

Teahouse trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at the guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.

Carrying my stuff when trekking:

We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance with the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general, 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuff that is not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.

Can I drink the tap water:

We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:

1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chlorine tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetizing, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavor.

How old does a trekker have to be to go trekking:

All trekkers under 18 must be accompanied by a friend/family member who is over 18 years of age.
Moderate to strenuous treks: minimum age is 14
Easy treks: minimum age is 12-11

Festivals In Solu Khumbu:

Along with the connection of Tibetan Buddhism and the Lunar Calendar of the Tibetan, there is four major festival in Solu Khumbu.

Tibetan New Year or Gyalpo Losar: This festival is usually held in the late February or early March which is celebrated with the masked dance performances at the end of the 12th month of the Tibetan Calendar.
 

Buddha Jayanti:

The festival falls normally in May on the full moon of the fourth Tibetan month. This Buddha Jayanti is also known as Saga Dawa and it celebrates the birthday of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha with parades stupas and Gompas and the lighting of butter lamps at sacred sites.

Mani Rimdu:

This a famous Sherpa festival which is celebrated normally in October and November at the monasteries of Tengboche, at Thame in May and at Chiwang or near Phaplu at November or December. During the festival, monks don elaborate masks and costumes and perform ritualistic charm dances that symbolize the triumph of Buddhism over Bon. The ancient animistic religion of Tibet. At this festival sherpas from all over the Khumbu flock to attend the spectacle and the final evening turns into the Sherpa equivalent of an all-night rave.
Dumje: This festival largely celebrates at Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, Khumjung and Thame for the birth of Guru Rinpoche who introduced Buddhism to Tibet.