Trek to the Gokyo fifth lakes and marvel at Everest and the Himalayan vista from Gokyo
The scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
The fifth Gokyo lakes, Sunrise view from Gokyo Ri
Himalayan views of Mt Everest (8,848m.). Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Mt Cho Oyu (8,153m).
Traditional, cultural and unique lifestyles of Sherpa Community in Everest Region
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)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla (2,815 m.) trek to Phakding (2,652 m.) 3 hrs
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m.) 5 – 6 hrs
Day 05 : Namche Bazaar : acclimatization (3,440m.) 4-5 hrs
Day 06 : Trek from Namche Bazzar to Dole (4,110m) 5-6 hrs
Day 07 : Phorse tyanga Village to Machhermo (4,470 m.) 5 hrs
Day 08 : Machharmo to Gokyo (4,800m.) 4 hrs
Day 09 : Explore Gokyo valley and Acclimatization (4,800m.) 3-4 hours.
Day 10 : Trek to Thangna/Dragnag (4,700m) 3-4 hrs
Day 11 : Trek to Dzongla (4,830m), Over the Cho La Pass ( 5,368m), 6 hrs
Day 12 : Trek to Lobuche (4,910m), 4 hrs
Day 13 : Trek to Gorak Shep (5,110m), then visit Everest base camp (5,364m), around 7-8 hrs
Day 14 : Hike to Kala Pattar (5,545m), and trek to Panboche 7 hrs
Day 15 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), 4-5 hrs
Day 16 : Trek to Lukla (2,815m), 6-7 hrs
Day 17 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu35 minutes, and transfer to hotel.
Day 18 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.
Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this amazing Gokyo Fifth Lake & Cho La Pass Trek if you are interested for other activities like 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.