Gokyo Lake Everest Panorama Trekking- 16 Days

Gokyo panorama View
Trip Information
  • Duration16 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude5,357 m (17,575 ft)
  • ActivityTrekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch to May and Sept to Dec
Highlights
  • Panorama of Himalayan peaks with  Mt. Everest, Lhotse,  Cho-Oyu  and  Makalu from scenic Gokyo-Ri.
  • Sweeping scenic flight both ways  Kathmandu - Lukla  with ever exciting views of snow-capped peaks.
  • Trekking into  Sagarmatha National Park  World's Heritage Sites with a great range of scenery.
  • Exploring traditional Sherpa villages and impressive monasteries enriched with Buddhist culture.
  • Within high beautiful  Gokyo  with its simmering emerald colored lakes and awesome scenery.

Advantages of planning your trip with us

  • Pick-up and drop-off services for all passengers upon international arrival and departure.
  • Well-trained, experienced, fluently English-speaking guide, and a strong sherpa or porter for carrying the duffel bag.
  • Welcome dinner upon arrival with cultural Nepali dances.
  • Three meals a day and tea or coffee during the trek, with accommodation in the mountains.
  • First-aid kit box and first-aid services.
  • We provide Holiday Planner Nepal’s maps, t-shirt, and cap.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags are available for rent.
  • We organize custom services as per the requests of our clients.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (must be paid by the client or insurance).
  • We provide an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate.
  • We provide oxygen cans during high-altitude treks.
  • We provide SIM cards for travelers, so there won’t be any communication issues.

ON THE TRAIL TO GOKYO & SCENIC GOKYO-RI WITH AN EXCITING PANORAMA OF WORLD'S HIGHEST MOUNTAINS''

Gokyo Lake Everest Panorama Trekking takes you to Himalayan wonderland on high and scenic Khumbu areas in the shade of towering Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho-Oyu the only spot where you can get a panorama of world’s four highest mountains on top Gokyo-Ri viewpoint hill.

This marvellous journey to Gokyo Lake Everest Panorama Trekking leads you around quiet and quaint trail where few trekkers visit this awesome region within Gokyo Lake and its beautiful areas.

Gokyo areas, at one time a Yak grazing summer pastures as trekking and other adventure began Gokyo valley opened up with nice and cozy lodges on a route for the comfort of visitors into this beautiful Gokyo valley offering amazing views of high snow-capped peaks.

Starting with the short and exciting flight from Kathmandu to land at the unique airstrip in Lukla town, then following a gradual trail past interesting villages of Phakding-Ghat and Monjo where you can witness impressive Sherpa culture interwoven with Buddhism religion.

As walk leads into serene woodland with constant views of peaks then heading up to famous Namche Bazaar, an interesting town/village for rest days to get acclimatise with facilities of well-stocked stores-shops-restaurant with banks and assist to ATM also.

From Namche leaving the main trails behind heading towards isolated areas at Gokyo Lake and its scenic valley filled with emerald lakes and mountains, a hike takes you to the highest spot at Gokyo-Ri for the spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and as far to Mt. Makalu due east with series of peaks.

After a grand time at Gokyo heading back to Lukla taking an alternative scenic route back into green woodland around Thyangboche Monastery surrounded with mountains with grand views of Mt. Everest and majestic Ama Dablam. Completing our great adventure in Lukla and then fly back to Kathmandu after remarkable time on Gokyo Lake Everest Panorama Trekking.

Itinerary
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On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office representative with the warm welcome then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.

After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed, if you arrive in Kathmandu in the morning or in the afternoon and wanted to do some walking tours in the town trekking planner will coordinate on this regard, please let us know. Evening dinner and stay overnight in Hotel.

    Briefing: In the morning after breakfast around 08:30, the whole group is briefed about trip in Nepal. We are checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here.

    After briefing, depart from the hotel for an exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest, Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites. We will take you to the most highlight places of Kathmandu, Swayambhunath Stupa which is also known as “The Monkey Temple”, Boudhanath Stupa which is second biggest stupas in the world, Pashupatinath Temple “holy Hindu Temple” and Pathan Durbar square.

    After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Gokyo Lake & Everest Panorama trekking next early morning flight to Lukla.

    Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

      Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with an amazing panorama of Himalayan series of peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways reaching Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla.

      From here a slow start with few hours of walks on downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with well-tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snow-capped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Kanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River.

        Today with the long uphill walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, starting with the gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village.

        Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese, while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages, means 'Great Mother', from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into the forested trail with views of snow-capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.

          A rest day at Namche Bazaar for necessary acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for the free day at this height above 3,440 m high.

          In Namche spend the day with the scenic hike to viewpoints on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Amadablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.

            From Namche walk leads on the gradual scenic path with an uphill to reach at Mong Hill with few houses serving as Tea-House and Lodge with fantastic views of peaks, from here downhill to Phortse Tenga near Dudh Kosi within the forested area.

            With possible lunch stop, afternoon walk leads to a climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snowcapped peaks.

            After few hours climb reaching at Dole at 4,110 m high a moderate size settlement with good lodges to stay.

              After Dole, walk on the high trail for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325 m and Luza at 4,390m; then skirting around a ridge with views of Machherma, situated below on a small valley, walk downhill to Machherma for lunch and overnight stop.

              Hereafter lunch rest of the afternoon free for acclimatization and short hike with views of Mt. Cho Oyo 8,210m and other mountains flanking above Ngozumba Glacier.

                Morning walk leads to Gokyo Lake following a scenic trail to Pangka 4,545m, then climb on the rocky path into ablation valley passing the first lake and then second lakes, to reach a third lake called Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake.

                This beautiful area within Gokyo at 4,800 meters high, after lunch short walk around the lake with views of Mt. Cho Oyo world’s 06th highest and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald Gokyo Lake.

                  A free day at Gokyo with rest day, but with steep hike up to Gokyo-Ri 5,357m, for panorama of world’s highest peaks from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and to the east rises Mt. Makalu. After a marvelous time at Gokyo-Ri then descend to Gokyo for breakfast and lunch and free afternoon at leisure.

                    A free morning to enjoy the surrounding views, and then a short walk to Na a small settlement beneath Ngozumba Glacier, with rest of the afternoon free at leisure to marvel the views.

                      Starting with pleasant morning walk with long descend overlooking fabulous views, and then finally reaching our overnight stop at Phortse, a moderate size quiet and sleepy Sherpa village within a peaceful spot at Phortse where few trekkers visit this isolated place.

                        Morning with views of high snow-capped peaks with Amadablam, as our adventure continues heading slow uphill climb for an hour to a ridge and then on gradual up with stunning views as the walk leads above a river and then reaching upper Pangboche village near its old monastery.

                        With rest and possible lunch stop, afternoon walk on a downhill to a bridge over Imjatse River, where an hour steeps up into a cool lovely alpine forest brings you at beautiful Thyangboche Monastery with sweeping views of Mt. Everest and Amadablam with other adjoining peaks.

                        At Thyangboche Monastery areas for the overnight stop in its nice and cozy lodge, with ample time to explore its interesting monasteries where you can observe monks and priest on prayer.

                        Thyangboche famous for Mani Rimdu festival held in October months.

                          Morning along with grand views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Tharmarserku, Kwangde with magnificent Mt. Amadablam, from here heading downhill and then over a bridge with the climb up to Kyanjinma, an hour before Namche Bazaar.

                          Kyanjinma a small scenic place with few good lodges offers grand views of Everest-Amadablam with Thermasharkhu, here chances of seeing some wildlife.

                          From this peaceful spot heading back to Namche Bazaar and then downhill to Dudh Kosi to reach at Sagarmatha entrance and exit gate to reach Monjo village for overnight after a pleasant day walk.

                            Our last day walk of the great adventure, morning starts with long descend towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance at Monjo village and then crossing a long bridge to reach Phakding.

                            From Phakding towards Lukla as walk leads ups and downhill with the last climb of an hour to reach Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.

                              From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu with a panorama of mountains views all the way to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back into your hotel with a free afternoon to relax after a great and wonderful time on Everest Base Camp Trekking.

                                Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.

                                Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Everest Base Camp Trekking.

                                  Route Map

                                  Gokyo Lake Everest Panorama Trekking- 16 Days map
                                  Cost Details
                                  What's Included
                                  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
                                  • 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
                                  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle (entrance fees extra ).
                                  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
                                  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
                                  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance
                                  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
                                  • We provide assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
                                  • lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
                                  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                                  • All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary
                                  What's not Included
                                  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
                                  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
                                  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
                                  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
                                  • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
                                  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
                                  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                                  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
                                  Availability
                                  • The trip departs every day of the year.
                                  • The trip and trek are fully customizable. We can customize the trip according to the needs and necessities of our clients.

                                  • The trip is available for solo, group, and private travelers.

                                  • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for 100+ members.

                                  • If the given date is not appropriate for travelers and trekkers, the trip can be conducted on the customary date provided by our clients.

                                  • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least seven days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time, especially sometimes in the mountains where the accommodations are booked prior, so prior booking helps a lot.

                                  • Contact us at [email protected] or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630. We are available 24/7 for additional information on WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChat.

                                  Useful Information

                                  Equipment and Gear List

                                  GeneralGeneral

                                  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                                  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                                  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                                  CatUpper Body

                                  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                                  • Warm woolen hat
                                  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                                  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                                  • Polarized sunglasses

                                  TorsoTorso

                                  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                                  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                                  • Waterproof rain jacket
                                  • Windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                                  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                                  LowerLower Body

                                  • Thermals inner
                                  • Hiking pants at least 3
                                  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                                  • Waterproof, windproof shell
                                  • Hiking shorts

                                  glovesHands

                                  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                                  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

                                  feetFeet

                                  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                                  • Hiking socks
                                  • Liner socks
                                  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                                  • Crampons (For passes)
                                  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                                  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                                  undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

                                  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                                  • Sports bras (women)
                                  • Sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                                  FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                                  Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

                                  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                                  • Lip balm or Vaseline
                                  • ointment cream
                                  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                                  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                                  Optional Other Essentials

                                  • Passport
                                  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                                  • Reusable water bottle
                                  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                                  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                                  • Water bladder for the day bag
                                  • Small towel for personal use
                                  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                                  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                                  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                                  • Power bank or extra batteries
                                  • Cameras and mobile phone
                                  • Cards/book
                                  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                                  • Trekking poles
                                  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                                  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
                                  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                                  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                                  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                                  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                                  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                                  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                                  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                                  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                                  What to pack for nepal trekking?

                                  Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

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