Gokyo Fifth Lake Trek; lies towards the west of the more famous Khumbu region of the Himalaya. The serene valley boasts extensive pastures for yaks to graze during summer and the pristine turquoise lakes are simply breathtaking. The trek goes up the Everest trail only as far as the teahouses at Kenjoma (where the trail from Khumjung joins the main trail). From this point, the trail leads up towards Mong La pass before dropping steeply back down to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. The trail then leads past rhododendron and oak forests and waterfalls. A couple of hours on this enchanting trail and Dole is reached, where you spend the night in a teahouse.From Dole, it is only four hours to Machherma. The valley is dominated by the unclimbed Mt. Kyojo Ri. The final trail up to Gokyo goes past teahouses at Pangkha and up the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the largest glacier in the country. Above the moraine you can see the crystal clear lakes.
Cho Oyu (8,153m) is seen towards the north from Gokyo. There are many great views around the valley. The most popular of them is seen by ascending a ridge for 2-3 hours to the north-west to reach a small summit. You can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view extending from Cho Oyu and Everest, to Lhotse all the way to Makalu. This view is conceivably better than what one sees above GorakShep. We follow the Cho La pass being the most traveled, connecting with the Khumbu valley near Lobuche. Then, we ahead towards Everest Base Camp and Kalapathhar. Finally, we be back to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.
Outline Itinerary (Gokyo Fifth Lake & Cho La Pass Trek) Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Day 00 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative
Day 01 : Kathmandu to Lukla (2,815m) fly – Duration: 35 minutes and trek to Phakding (2,610m) walk – Duration; 3 hrs
Day 02 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 03 : Explore Namche Bazaar and acclimatization
Day 04 : Trek Namche Bazzar to Dole (4,110m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 05 : Dole to Machhermo (4,470m) wealk – Duration: 4 hrs
Day 06 : Machharmo to Gokyo (4,800m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs
Day 07 : Explore Gokyo valley and Acclimatization
Day 08 : Trek to Thangna/Dragnag (4,700m) walk – Duration: 4.5 hrs
Day 09 : Trek to Dzongla (4,830m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs. Over the Cho La Pass ( 5,368m)
Day 10 : Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) walk – Duration: 4.5 hrs
Day 11 : Trek to Gorak Shep (5,110m) walk – Duration: 3.5 hrs and visit to Everest base camp (5,364 m)
Day 12 : Hike to Kala Pattar (5,54 m) and trek to Panboche walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 13 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) walk – Duration: 5.5 hrs
Day 14 : Trek to Lukla (2,815m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 15 : Fly back to Kathmandu within 35 minutes at Domestic airport and transfer to hotel
Day 00 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination
Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this Gokyo Fifth Lake – Cho La Pass – Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar Trek if you are interested for other activities like Sightseeing, Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.
Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.