EVEREST GOKYO LAKE TREK
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek starts after an enticing mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trek route heads to Gokyo Valley via Sherpa market town of Namche Bazaar. Thamserku and Kang Taiga summits are closely visible from Gokyo Valley. The Gokyo Peak further offers 360-degree stunning panorama of snow peaks, Nepal’s largest glacier, moraine and tranquil glacial lakes.
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek route descends cosssing the glacier and moraine towards the east and the pass of Cho La of Chhugyuma (5420m). From here you will pass between the rocky walls to the Khumbu valley. Here, Gorakshep offers an opportunity to climb up to Kala Pathar and you will experience more spectacular views of the surrounding mountains along with the black rocky ramparts of Everest’s southwest face.
You will return back from Tengboche Gompa which is the most important Buddhist center of the region. You can also enjoy the magnificent views of Thamserku over the trail.
Royal Mountain trekking offers several packages for Mount Everest Region Makalu Base camp Trek, Mount Everest View Trek, Everest Gokyo Ri Lake Trek, Central Tibet with Everest Base Camp Trek
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour
Kathmandu is a small city enriched with 7 world heritage site declared by UNESCO. Some of these man-made marvels are as old as 2500 years. This day we will visit some UNESCO sites.
Pashupatinath is one of the holiest shrines of all Hindus. It is located in the eastern part of Kathmandu valley on the bank of Bagmati River. Two tire magnificent golden temple has four triple silver doorways is a unique example of Nepalese temple architecture. Having the area of approx. 2.5 kilometers it is one of the largest Hindu temples in South-Asia.
The main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva which is believed to be 2000 years old. Also hundreds of ancient lingam, shrines, icons and statues of different Hindu Gods and Goddesses can be seen in the temple.
The Boudhanath stupa
It is one of the largest and oldest monuments of Nepal, standing 36m high. Surrounded by many private colorful houses Boudhanath Stupa is considered as Mecca for Tibetan Buddhists.
The Stupa is built in mandals style having three levels of platform. There is no written document about who and when the stupa was built. Yet according to the legend it is believed that it was built by a poor lady with her four sons in fifth century AD.
Kathmandu Durbar square
Popularly known as Hanuman Dhoka Palace -an ancient seat of Nepalese Royalty lies in the heart of capital city. It is a complex of tremendous variety of temples, courtyards and palaces like Hanumandhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple (used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. The Durbar Square, a UNESCO world Heritage Site, is still a focal point for social and religious ceremonies. Till date, all major state and social ceremonies are celebrated here.
KATHMANDU – LUKLA (2840m) – PHAKDING (2610m, 4 hrs)
PHAKDING – NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440m, 5 hrs)
REST DAY AT NAMCHE BAZAAR (3440m (OPTIONAL EXCURSION TO THAME 4 hrs)
NAMCHE BAZAAR – DOLE (4200m, 6 hrs )
The trek continues descending from Phortse Tenga on the bank of Dudh Koshi. The trail then follows the river passing rhododendron, birch forest and Cho Oyu becomes visible through the blooms before reaching the Dole.
TREK TO MACHHERMO (4410m, 3 hrs) AND REST FOR ACCLIMATIZATION
MACHHERMO – GOKYO (4790m, 4 hrs)
GOKYO RI (5483m) – GOKYO for REST (3 hrs)
THANGNAK (4690m, 5 hrs plum)
THANGNAK – CHOLA PASS (5330m) – LOBUCHE (4948m, 8 hrs)
KALAPATTHAR 5545m – (RETURN) GORAKSHEP (5100m, 5 hrs)
GORAKSHEP – EVEREST BASE CAMP (5357m) – LOBUCHE (4948m, 8 hrs)
Further, the trail descends to the Lobuche. There are few uphill sections below Gorakshep which might seem endless due to the lethargy induced by altitude.
LOBUCHE – PANGBOCHE (3930m, 8 hrs)
PANGBOCHE – KHUMJUNG VILLAGE (3790m, 7 hrs)
KHUMJUNG VILLAGE – PHAKDING (2610m, 6 hrs)
PHAKDING – LUKLA (2800m, 4 HRS)
FLY LUKLA – KATHMANDU (1300m, 45 minutes)
• Basic lodge accommodation on trek • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) • Domestic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (round trip) • All airport transfers • Everest National Park entrance fees • Trekking permit (TIMS) • Porter to carry personal gear • 15kg luggage allowance while on trek per person • English speaking trekking guide • Comprehensive medical kit
• Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary. • Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head • Cost for Insurance. • Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly. • Payment for service provided on a personal request. • Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
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