Considered as the most scenic trek in the Everest region the Gokyo Lakes trek is a must do! Narba Treks has prepared a special 13 days package to visit the Gokyo Lakes and return back to Kathmandu. During this trek in Nepal you’ll be able to enjoy cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu, trek through the Everest region, and besides seeing incredible Himalayan views you’ll be able to visit the highest freshwater lakes in world at Gokyo! The highest point of the Gokyo Lakes trek is atop the Gokyo Ri Peak, where you’ll be able to see views from an elevation of 5,357m/17,570ft! These include some of the more famous mountains such as; Mt Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu. Furthermore the Ngozumba Glacier is another major highlight of the Gokyo Lakes trek.
After arriving in Nepal to start your Gokyo Lakes trek of 13 days, our Narba Treks team will be awaiting you for a meet & greet and to drive you to your booked hotel in Kathmandu. Most hotels are located inside Thamel, the main tourist hub of Kathmandu. The next day while we prepare your permits for the Gokyo Lakes trek, you’ll be able to enjoy a scenic cultural tour of Kathmandu’s most famous landmarks. Kathmandu’s Durbar or Palace Square, Swayambunath the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath a famous Hindu Temple, and lastly the giant white Stupa of Boudhanath. We reconvene and meet up with your trekking team in the afternoon to go over a detailed plan of the Gokyo Lakes trek itinerary. The next day on day 3 we fly to Lukla and officially start the trek to the Gokyo Lakes.
Upon our arrival at Lukla airport we meet up with our porter team and hold a final check before commencing with the Gokyo Lakes trek. The first part of the trek follows the classical Everest Base Camp trek up to Namche Bazaar. To reach here we’ll spend two days of trekking through forested trails with incredible natural views, and passing by the Everest National Park gate. Namche Bazaar or in short Namche is considered as the biggest Sherpa village of the region, and is where we’ll hold our first acclimatization day to prepare for the upcoming higher elevations. The Gokyo Lakes trek has as highest elevation 5,357m/17,570ft. Hence it’s important to properly acclimatize, luckily for us Namche is the ideal place hold this extra day. Filled with charming restaurants, bars, and shops Namche Bazaar also offers incredible views, houses cultural museums and offers a day hike up to the Everest View hotel. This day hike in Namche Bazaar is the best way to acclimatize. Furthermore, from the Everest View Hotel you’ll be able to see some of the first views of the famous Mt Everest, and its surrounding mountains.
Having properly acclimatized, we head of the classical Everest Base Camp trail and make trek westwards to the village of Phorse at 3,810m/12,496ft. This marks the half of the Gokyo Lakes trek, as well as the start of the most exciting part of the trek! It’ll take a good half day of trekking to reach Phorse village. Views of Mt Thamserku and Mt Ama Dablam can be seen as well as the occasional yak. The next day we make way for Machhermo, the last village before reaching the Lakes of Gokyo. From here the Gokyo Lakes start to appear as we climb up to the Ngozumpa Glacier. Once we reach the long stretch 2 nd Lake of Gokyo, we follow its banks until a clearing brings us to the largest and 3 th Lake of Gokyo. Across the lake Gokyo village comes in view and also one of the main highlights of the Gokyo Lakes trek.
Gokyo is such a magical place. The turquoise colored lake reflects the surrounding white Himalayas and the blue sky above in a perfect mirror image. You’ll quickly get why the Gokyo Lakes trek is called one of the most scenic treks in Nepal! We spend an extra day at Gokyo to explore around and to climb up the Gokyo Ri Hill 5,357m/17,570ft. There are a total of 6 main lakes and during this day we can also optionally visit and explore the 5 th Lake. Gokyo Ri offers the best views of the entire Gokyo Lakes trek that include; Mt Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu! After spending a day exploring around Gokyo we start to make way back to Namche Bazaar and ultimately back to Lukla to conclude the Gokyo Lakes trek.
Narba Treks invites you to trek to one of the highest located villages and the highest freshwater lakes in the world with the Gokyo Lakes trek in Nepal. Grab this chance and spend 13 days in the Nepalese Himalayas while trekking through Sherpa country and see some of the best mountain views in the world! The Gokyo Lakes trekb awaits!
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