It is your arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal Adventure Team receives you and set you towards respective hotels. Welcome dinner is organized for you along with the cultural program for the refreshment and positive energy for the upcoming trek days.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Day 2 Preparation day in Kathmandu
Briefing about the entire trekking schedule and associated team members will be carried out. Nepal Adventure Team will help to sort the required documents and tricks for the trek. You can utilize this day to take rest from long flight or for the sightseeing of Kathmandu valley which include the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.
Day 3 Fly to Lukla 2,820 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs
You have the short 30 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the airport having the short runway. Throughout the flight you could have glance over the Himalayas, wild woods, rivers and valleys. After landing to Lukla airport, a short trek is planned for the day which would be a warm up as well as acclimatization period to cope with attitude fluctuation. Dudh Koshi river will accompany you during trek as you land on Lukla.
Day 4 Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs
On 4th day, you enter into the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo which is also an UNSECO’s World Heritage Site. Your trail would be following fast flowing river Dudh Koshi. Eventually, you reach Namche Bazar for the stay. Namche Bazar is regarded as last town in the region. Namche Bazaar is a wonderful town where colorful houses serve as hotels and lodge set in a U shape. In Namche Bazaar the last place with modern facilities of ATM, Banks, post office, Cyber Café, Trekking / Climbing shops with many café, bakeries and restaurants with great views of Kwangde peaks towards south.
Day 5 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion
A day is separated for acclimatization at Namche Bazar. You can go for the hike to the nearby areas as National Park Headquarter, Museum, market, and monastery and like. You can observe the lifestyle of local people. Besides, you can just rest and relax by cherishing the view of mesmerizing mountains; Everest, Thamserku, Kangtenga, Kwangde, Ama Dablam, Khumbila, and more.
Day 6 Trek to Dole 4,110m - 06 hrs
After an hour walk we reach to Shanasa, here we might encounter some wildlife around as elusive musk deer, herd of Himalayan Thar (mountain goat). From here the trails of Everest Base Camp trek and Gokyo Lake Trek is separated. Our route diverts towards north with a slow climb to the ridge at Mong 3,973 meters. Then, the path descends with series of switchbacks to Dudh Kosi at Phortse Thanghka. The path ascends through a patch of rhododendron forest as well as juniper and conifers trees leading to Tongba village at 3,950m and Gyele 3,960m. Finally reach at Dole for the overnight halt with striking view of Khumbila and Tawache 6,542m.
Day 7 Trek to Machherma 4,470m-04 hrs
After Dole, journey continues along the side of the valley on a moderate level trail directing to Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325 m and then Luza at 4,390m. Further, skirting around the ridge line with first glimpse of Machherma, we reach at Machherma for lunch and night stay. We have the leisure time to have scenic walk for acclimatization as well as for views of Mt. Cho Oyo 8,210m and all the mountains that flank the Ngozumba Glacier.
Day 8 Trek to Gokyo 4,800m -04 hrs
Slowly and gradually journey leads to Gokyo Lake following a scenic trail of Pangka 4,545m. As climbing of rocky path into ablation valley we pass the first lake (Longpongo), the second lake (Taboche Tsho) and the third lake (Dudh Pokhari). Then, the bank of the shore is summer settlement of Gokyo at 4,790 meters. After lunch free short hike nearby the lake offers awesome views of world’s 06th highest Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang with reflection on emerald crystal Gokyo Lake.
Day 9 Gokyo rest day, hike to GokyoRi 5,357m
Morning hike to Gokyo Ri 5,357m is the highlight of this journey. GokyoRi offers mind blowing scenery panorama of world’s highest peak from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and to the east rises Mt. Makalu. Gokyo Ri is regarded as the best view point facilitating to have the not only the view of mountains but of glaciers, ice ridge and lakes as a big combo package. After a mesmerizing time at Gokyo Ri, we descend to Gokyo village for lunch and relax in the surrounding of mountains, lakes and breathtaking landscapes.
Day 10 Return to Dole - 06 hrs
After delectable period in Gokyo village, morning walk leads to settlements of LhabarmaKharka, Luza following the same route as we had been to Gokyo. Then skirting around the ridge line we head downhill to reach Dole within 5 hours.
Day 11 Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hr
From Dole a pleasant morning walk on downhill to roll us to Dudh Koshi River. We revisit the tree lines at Phortse Thanka. After a reenergizing break at MongDanda, a small village on the top of ridge, a long descends leads back at Namche Bazaar for overnight stop.
Day 12 Trek to Lukla - 07 hrs
Retrace the journey back to Lukla via Monjo, entrance and exit of Sagarmatha National Park, a relaxing walk through heart pleasing scenery. The small short uphill climb brings you back to Lukla for last overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest region as well as a farewell to our loyal and friendly porters.
Day 13 Fly back to Kathmandu
Flight starts early morning, so transfer to Tenzing and Hillary air terminal at Lukla airport. You return to Kathmandu through a scenic flight. You have enough leisure time to take rest after eye pleasing trek. Later, you shop for souvenirs in Thamel
Day 14 International departure for homeward bound
After breakfast, Nepal Adventure Team drops you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. Nepal Adventure Team bid warm farewell with the thought that you have enjoyable adventure to Everest Gokyo Lake Trek with outmost grand service of Nepal Adventure Team and its guides and porters. Nepal Adventure team also hopes to meet you on your next trip.