The journey of Gokyo Lake Trek begins equally adventurously. The flight to one of the most extreme airports of the world the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla is the gateway to iconic world of Himalayan splendors including world’s four mountains above eight thousands meter height (Mt. Everest, Choyou, Lhotse and Makalu). Trekking past riverside hamlets like Phakding, Benkar, Manjo and Jorsalle the trip reaches Namche Bazaar. The first sight of Everest too can be observed just half an hour before reaching Namche. This is the heartland of Sherpa lifestyle up in the Khumbu region. Eateries, bars, lodges and shops make up for amazing Himalayan hustle in this place. The acclimatization hiking of Everest View Hotel adds gloss to your trekking. The hike not only provides panoramic Mountain Vistas of Thamserku, Lhotse, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Tabuche and others but also endows perfect safety enhancement to avoid altitude sickness. The trail then leaves the trail of usual Everest Base Camp Trekking heads towards Machhermo & Dole. The sight of Mt. Choyou far distant will act as the source of motivation all the up to Gokyo Lakes. The first lake welcomes trekkers then second lake cheers while third lake serves as accommodation to tired legs of trekkers. The hike of Gokyo Ri for sunset or sunrise is ultimate attraction of this trekking in Nepal. Sight of Everest is different than what you see from EBC trek. The trip of this heavenly fairyland comes to an end when you return back to Lukla for flight to Kathmandu. You can extend your trekking either way to Everest Base Camp via Chola Pass or towards Namche via Renjo La Pass of three high passes trekking route.
Book the most prodigious Everest region trekking package in the form of Gokyo Lake Trek. Exploration of the Ramsar listed naturally alluring site will definitely go down as your most precious holiday moment. The team of trekking operators at Sublime Trails would like to assure all our clients that you will not forget this effervescent journey throughout your life tenure.
Our office reps will be on standby with our vehicle to receive you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and our signboard will be displaying Sublime Trails outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel. This will be your first overnight in the ancient valley of temples (probably the most in the world) in the capital city of ancient Kathmandu (B/fast included)
An early morning start after b/fast takes us to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla at 2804meters. Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our hike towards Phakding at 2610meters. We will have enough time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts out and loads our trekking equipment for the journey ahead. We then begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka at (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to the mountain village of Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse (Basic Guesthouse Accommodation)
We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing this splendid river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags whispering odes to the gods. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar, known as the Gateway to Everest, is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at Guesthouse
It’s wise that we spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum houses the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can get rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse
From Namche Bazaar trekkers walk through pine forests and vibrant hamlet of Kyangjuma. You will leave EBC Trek route and take left turn uphill trail towards Mongla Hill. The trail then continuously follows the Choyou Mountain on distant and Cholatse in right hand side. Occasional bushes and narrow trail at the hills could be stunning walking experience. Dole is at the foothill of tall hills and on banks of stream.
Traverse via Machhermo and green lush forests including waterfalls before reaching 1st Gokyo Lake. Following the trail of rugged rocky terrain leads us to 3rd lake via 2nd lake. Third lake is also called Gokyo Lake. The majestic hamlet situated at the shores of blue turquoise lake is best place to live in Khumbu region of Nepal.
Hiking of Gokyo Ri for sunrise is the best highlight of this trekking. You can view mountains as far as Mt. Makalu from this famous view point. Everest, Choyou, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, Amadablam, Cholatse, Kwangde, and many others can be witnessed in 360 degree. Another hiking takes place to 5th lake is best place to witness Everest from different angle. Magnificent Tibetan side can be seen from Fifth Lake area.
Return trip through same trail might sound boring but while trekking in Nepal return trip endow best views. You will start to breathe easy and landscape will also differ. This is the best time to enjoy splendors of nature and grandeurs of Himalayas.
Travel through Mongla Danda and reach Namche Bazaar. You can explore various bars & eateries of Namche Bazaar in evening. You will be amazed to find so many thrills up in the Himalayas as well.
Finally, we return to Lukla from where it all started, which will seem like many moons ago; enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part and also giving us time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse
This is your last day on these lovely mountains you have recently visited for one last time as you get to see them on the 35 minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our earlier hotel. If you are interested in continuing on for a Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, or a Kathmandu Shopping Tour; you can start today. In the evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance performance done by the local pretty belles. You will be accompanied by your guide(s) and an office staff to supervise the smooth flow of the services provided to you). Overnight at your Hotel in Kathmandu
The trip concludes here & our airport representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your connecting flight departure from Nepal. It was a pleasure serving you at SUBLIME TRAILS and we do hope the relationship developed between us will extend to further visits to this amazing country of Nepal in the years ahead. We would like to wish you all the best & a safe journey home
Highly recommended. My travel to Nepal is one of the most incredible memories I bring in my hearth. Nature is outstanding and the mountains are so powerful. Ram was a great guide, highly organised, flexible and really competent. Can't desire any better. Really an outstanding experience.
We provide hotels according to your request and travel plan in Kathmandu. There are numerous choices of hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to luxury five stars. Our Everest Trek standard package includes 3 stars or similar hotel’s accommodation in Kathmandu. The accommodation in Trekking trail is teahouse or lodges.
We provide private vehicles (car/bus/jeep) for airport transfers and for sightseeing in Kathmandu. Another transportation we will use is a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa.
During Everest Trekking there is no problem with the electricity. You can recharge your electric appliances like a camera and mobile phones which you have to pay some amount. It depends upon teahouses and some lodges they don’t charge for electricity or battery. It is advised to take spare batteries and power bank as well.
During trekking, you will be given meals as described in the itinerary. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. Normal water is free but we request you to carry water purification pills. You can buy bottled water and boiled water in various teahouses or lodges as well.
Your luggage will be carried by porters and you can simply carry your backpack. In it, you can keep water bottles, camera, jackets, medicines, cream etc. Small trek bag is best for such high altitude trekking. You can deposit your valuables or unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu as well. The domestic carrier allows 15 kg including a handbag and if found overweight then you will have to pay extras.
Trained and government license holder trekking guide will be provided who will handle all the logistics and arrangement of trekking trip. Porter will carry bags of two trekkers and if the group is more than 10 persons then Sherpa or additional guide will be provided.
Sublime Trails organizes Everest trekking starting from 1 up to 30 pax at once. However, every 10 persons you will be provided a guide. You all will stay in one teahouse but the crew members might be different. 1:10 for guide and 1:2 for the porter is used.
We have Everest Trekking package available for both fixed departures date as well as private trekking. If you wish to join the group in our fixed departures then check the dates stated on our website or email us for the dates. You can choose any date for your trekking and we can arrange for momentous trekking in Everest region.
Personal expenses are at your own hand. Normally Kathmandu is cheaper in comparison to trekking regions. You can buy alcohols, daily goods, and meals in Kathmandu. There are many shops, eateries, and bars where you can choose and spend some money. If you drink alcohol and wants to do hot shower bath in trekking trails then it would be costly. About 10-15% of your trip cost should be allocated for crew members’ tips. In an average, you can enjoy the stay in Nepal at just about 15-25 $ per day luxuriously.
Morning: Packing of bags and Breakfast
After 4 hours of walking, we stop for Lunch
Short Afternoon walk takes us to destination for afternoon tea
Explore the place
Once your trip is confirmed you will have to email us your flight details. Our airport representatives will be at the airport with the placard “Sublime Trails” or your own name.
Once the trip plans are confirmed you can’t change the plans. However, you can request for any changes like you want to take trekking only instead of Kathmandu plus Trekking. We are very flexible trekking agency and also we are highly customer oriented. We will be happy to customize your trip.
Trekking guide will analyze the situation during the trekking. Trekkers are requested to heed the instructions of the guide. Analyzing the conditions of trail and weather as well as the availability of accommodation guides might suggest alternative plans or programs. we have 16 days itinerary for the Everest Trekking that includes your arrival and
In case of accidents, sickness, and casualty we will transfer you immediately to nearest health facilities. It is highly recommended that you come for trekking in Nepal with genuine travel insurance which covers your helicopter rescue as well.
If you would like to add more days or extend the trip after trekking then we can arrange for your trip to places inside Nepal as well as beyond (Tibet and Bhutan).
20% advance payment is required in order to guarantee your booking. The advance payment is non-refundable. You should send us passport copy and flight details. You can pay to us by bank transfer, credit card or any modes of payment suitable for you then we will forward the detail for payment.
Flight is the only option for transportation to Lukla. In case of flight delay due to weather conditions flights might be canceled. We have kept one spare day in our itinerary as well considering the unpredictable nature of Lukla weather. If the flight is delayed for two days then helicopter charter will be used. You will have to pay for this extra service to our office directly either by card or cash. The average amount extras depend upon the number of pax ranging from 500 $ to 3500 $