Gokyo lake trek is an alternative to classical treks in the Khumbu region. It’s especially designed for travellers who are eager to experience the magnificent view of the Everest range. Gokyo lake is third highest lake in the world. A few stone made houses are located at the lake area making Gokyo one of the highest settlements in the world.
The trekking trail follows the Everest Base Camp trail up to Sanasa, then the trail follows Dudh Koshi river. We also get chance to explore the lifestyle of the high altitude dwellers. At Gokyo-Ri we can see five over 8000 meters high mountain peaks: Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga.
|1.||Kathmandu to Lukla (flight), then trek to Phakding||2700m||3h|
|2.||Phakding to Namche Bazaar||3440m||6h|
|3.||Rest day at Namche Bazaar, day trek to the Everest view hotel||-||-|
|4.||Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tenga||3680m||6h|
|5.||Phortse Tenga to Dole||4110m||5h|
|6.||Dole to Machhermo||4480m||6h|
|7.||Machhermo to Gokyo||4790m||5h|
|8.||Morning view to Gokyo-Ri (5357 m) then back to Machhermo||4480m||7h|
|9.||Machhermo to Phortse Tenga||3680m||5h|
|10.||Phortse Tenga to Khumjung||3780m||6h|
|11.||Khumjung to Namche Bazaar||3440m||4h|
|12.||Namche Bazaar to Phakding||2700m||3h|
|13.||Phakding to Lukla||2800m||4h|
|14.||Lukla to Kathmandu||1100m||45min|