Gokyo Lake trekking gives an alternative to the traditional Everest base camp trekking. Gokyo Lake Trekking also starts from Lukla after half an hour mountain flight from Kathmandu following up the Dudh Koshi River towards Namche, the gateway of Khumbu region. After Namche you branch off from the main busy trail towards the sleepy village of Phortse Tenga and finally reach to our ultimate destination Gokyo Lake passing Dole and Machhermo. Climbing Gokyo Ri (5357m) close to Gokyo Lake offers spectacular views of Mt. Everest and other three 8000 meter peaks (Mt. Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu). From here you can also see the largest glacier in Nepal named Ngozumpa. Apart from them the view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang (7922m) is one of the most dramatic panoramas of Gokyo Lake Trekking . From Gokyo Lakethere are many options for high altitude walking including crossing of Cho La pass and Rengo La pass however you will not cross those passes. Rather you return back to Lukla via the same previous route. This trek is indeed a less crowded than the Everest Base Camp trekking.
From late February to Late May & Late August to End of November
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival / Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing & preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (45 minutes flight). Then trek to phakding. 3hrs walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m). 6h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 05: Day for acclimatization in Namche Bazar. Excursion to Namche Bazaar and Syangboche. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 06: Namche bazaar to Dole (4200m). 7h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 07: Dole to Machchhermo (4470m). 4h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 08: Machchhermo to Gokyo (4790m). 5h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 09: Excursion around Gokyo Lake climb Gokyo Ri (5357). O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 10: Gokyo to Dole (4200m). 5h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazaar (3446m). 5h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m). 3h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day free. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Free until aiport time / Transfer to airport for your onward Journey.