Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri trek is one most popular trekking route in the Everest or Khumbu region to admire the Himalayan environment and adopt the Himalayan beauties from a different up and close angle. Gokyo valley is the west of Mt. Everest and the source of River Dudh Koshi:- Gokyo Lakes, 5 individual ponds. They are called as the milk pond for the milklike color. Gokyo Lakes is probably in the highest point of a freshwater lake in the entire Everest region.
In this trek, you have an amazing time to realize Nepalese History, diversity of the culture, religious harmony and great hospitality. You will collect the lifetime experience with amazing spectacular views of mountain ranges; Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, etc, fantastic walking experience in the rocky rugged and tough trails of the Himalayan field, fabulous glimpse of the Everest region, and fascinating wilder natural beauties.
Trek to Gokyo Valley starts with sightseeing in Kathmandu, 4 World Heritage site tour; Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pasupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square. After an amazing Kathmandu sightseeing tour, the next morning we take a flight to Lukla. This 25 to 35-minute flight shows us the fantasy world where you have great views of the landscapes from the top of the Himalayas to the forest and farmland of the lower land. After the scenic flight to Lukla, with few preparations, the exclusive trek will begin from Lukla, we reach Phakding for our night stay. The next morning after grabbing the breakfast we continue to walk heading toward Namche Bazar; A gateway to Everest Region. Before reaching Namche Bazaar, we check out Monjo: the entrance of Everest National Park, world heritage site, where we show our entry permission. In Namche Bazaar, we spend a whole day for acclimatization. Namche Bazaar is the biggest market of the entire region; there are ATMs, cloths and fancy shops, equipment and gear stores and gift shop as well. It is better to spend the day to make your body weather fit.
From Namche, we trek up a couple of days to reach the Gokyo Valley staying a night in Phorste and Machherma. Next to reaching Gokyo valley, we hike the Gokyo Ri and return after reaching Gokyo Lake- 5, 5th lake of Gokyo. After a day in Gokyo Valley, we come down to Dole and again continue to trek down to Lukla via Namche Bazaar. From Lukla, we fly back to Kathmandu where we celebrate the completion of the trip.
During this trek, we have outstanding vistas of the Himalayas and greenback hills. We enter the Sagarmatha National Park, where lots of floras and fauna can be seen. Rapidly flowing River Dudhkoshi, Several waterfalls, small and big ponds, farmlands and deep forests, several monasteries, traditional sherpa settlements, their rich cultures, values and beliefs, etc add the more color in this trek.
This trek is also great for exploring the Himalayan cultures and traditions. You reach the Himalayan settlements, interact with the peoples and acknowledge the lifestyle of the Mountain peoples. You are mesmerized when you are treated very well by those kind peoples.
During this trip, Luxury Holidays Nepal serves you the best quality service. You are in the 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu with a B&B plan, well furnished standard guesthouse or lodge in the Everest Region, luxury vehicle to pick up and drop you. You are driven in the Kathmandu valley for sightseeing in Luxury Cars. If you are looking for other similar Gokyo lakes and Gokyo ri Trek, we also offer Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, Luxury short Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Base Camp to Lukla, Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with Helicopter flight from Base Camp to Lukla, Luxury Holidays Treks, Luxury Holidays in Nepal with Everest Helicopter tour, and Luxury Trekking in Nepal.
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts. Overnight in Kathmandu.
During the 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (9,186ft), you will enjoy one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating on a hillside surrounded by high mountainous peaks. At Lukla, a gateway destination from where your trek begins, you meet your other trekking crew members and begin packing and arranging with them. From Lukla, you start trekking. At one hour’s gradual descent, you will be at a Cheplung village from where you have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900 ft), a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, you then gradually descend until you reach Phakding and spend the night. Overnight at Phakding.
Walking through a beautiful pine forest, you follow the trail north up the valley of Benkar. Then, you cross the Dudh Koshi River and go on passing Chumoa to Monjo, the entrance to Everest National Park. Then crossing a suspension bridge, you pass Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. A steep ascent brings you to the prime heartland of Sherpa village - Namche Bazaar. At one hour’s distance to reaching Namche Bazaar, if the weather permits, you can view the sights of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. Overnight at Namche.
There are plenty of things to do around Namche Bazaar, and you can spend a day here acclimatizing. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. Your guides can take to explore the real charm of Namche Bazaar. Hiking to Sagarmatha National Park rewards trekkers with a sunrise view and the views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If you are interested in a day hike, you trek to Khumjung village (12401 ft)-a beautiful village with a Sherpa settlement. In exploring Namche Bazar, you observe traditional Sherpa life, Khumjung Hillary School and enjoy the flora and fauna found at such altitude. Overnight at Namche.
The trail climbs steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking very pristine in spring. The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. The views of Khumbu La and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day. Overnight at Phorste Thanga.
Climb a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steeply to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. You will reach Machherma by early noon. Overnight at Machhermo.
The trek takes you to one of your main destinations, Gokyo (4,790 m). You will have a sightseeing and hiking trip around Gokyo.
Early in the morning, have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483 m. There are ample rewards for those who attempt this trip – you get stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. Overnight at Gokyo.
From Gokyo, the trail descends along the Dudh Koshi River and passes the first Gokyo lakes. The views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks along the way are enjoyable, you can take many pictures. The trail then suddenly descends before climbing a small hill. The amazing views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains accompany you all along the way. There are many villages that pass by like the Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages and finally you will reach Dole. Overnight in Dole.
As you trek down through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the prayer-flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, your trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through pine forests. In the forest, you may come across colorful pheasants and mountain goats. The path eventually reaches Sansa from where you can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. You also pass winding trails, then through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.
The trail descends steeply downward so you need to walk cautiously as your shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After your arrival in Lukla, you stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight at Lukla.
Catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after your long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, you may do that. Your guides can help you with both souvenir shopping. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of your journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
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We had a great time in Nepal with fabulous memories for the lifetime. It’s our pleasure to visit such a beautiful destination in the whole world. I felt I had been to heaven when I reach Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri because that place was amazing with a peaceful environment around with stunning beauty and view from there. The view of the mountains, lakes, forests, villages was like wow. I wish to live there for my whole life looking at such beautiful places and the environment. Seriously Nepal is the living heaven and I will again visit Nepal and the same place from LHN as they had suggested us that package and we loved that. Thank you so much Luxury Holidays Nepal.Published: Thursday, November 14, 2019
We had an amazing trek experience with the Luxury Holidays Nepal and their team. They are fabulous with their work with a very good response. The communication we made before our departure was amazing with full satisfaction. They are very responsive because they had answered each and every question and had cleared my every doubt that I had. They had managed our trip very beautifully and provide us comfortable accommodation throughout the trek. They were with us in the entire trek through the different communication mediums and asked every time about our health and services that had provided for us. They are really very fantastic so we would recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal to everyone who is interested to travel through Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri.Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
I had visited Nepal with my family to make our holidays memorable. For this, we google for the luxury trek services and we found Luxury Holidays Nepal. I had made lots of inquiries and make a booking of the package Gokyo Lake with Gokyo Ri trek. We were warmly welcomed in Nepal from the airport and transferred to the Luxury Hotel with great facilities there. We were also offered a welcome dinner with great love and care. They provide us a fantastic guide who was with us through the entire trek. We had great support and help from him and also from the company. They provide us really good accommodation services, transportation, guide, porter, everything that we desire for our trek. We had an amazing holiday ever in our life. I am really thankful to the LHN for being with us and for making our trip the best trip of the lifetime. Thank you so much, Guys.Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
For the beautiful trek to Gokyo lake via Gokyo Ri trek was the fabulous trekking experience I had ever in my life with the LHN. We were provided with the fantastic guide, Mr. Ram. He was very co-operative throughout the whole trek. He was very flexible and had to make our trip perfect and exactly what we wanted. Having Mr. Ram in our whole trek was the plus point to add our happiness and satisfaction as he had made everything very easy of all obstacles throughout the trek. Overall we like the tea houses which were great and the foods were really very delicious. Luxury Holidays Nepal is the best company there in Nepal to make your holidays memorable. Thanks for all your help and support for making a trip of a lifetime.Published: Monday, November 4, 2019
We had a gorgeous and amazing trek in the Everest region and we had lots of fun and it was an amazing experience to visit through such dynamic Namche bazaar, Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri. The trek was best, stunning, peaceful observing such beautiful landscape, the scenery around the places. It was very pleasant to visit and view the stunning vision of the mountains, lakes, forest, lifestyle of the local people and many more. We found this region spectacular and best among all the trek I had made earlier. We had lots of memorable moments there during the whole trek. It was perfect and I will again plan my next trip to Nepal with the Luxury Holidays Nepal. Because LHN had played an important role to make my trip fantastic.Published: Monday, November 4, 2019
The Gokyo and Gokyo Ri is a fairly challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking which goes into the country's most elevated mountain. So travelers require more energy and the trip is actually tiring which includes 5-8 hrs. (approx.) of walking per day on the rocky edges. It doesn't require previous experience, but you must be physically healthy and better if you do regular exercise. If you love walking at high altitude, then this trip is for you.
Food on the way (Journey):
Your breakfast included in Kathmandu. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trial in the local lodge.
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 3 stars hotels in Kathmandu and Guesthouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have the electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day (In some places rooms cannot be booked in advance). If you want the luxury accommodation of 4/5 star in Kathmandu then contact us for cost detail.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private luxury vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing tour and flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)
Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at firstname.lastname@example.org
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
We advise you to visit your doctor at least 60 days earlier before beginning your journey to Everest Base Camp. Altitude sickness (AMS) is the main health issue. You may feel mild altitude sickness like nausea, lethargy, and headache but they will get less in a couple of days or. To be protected from (AMS) you can take Diamox pills or you can consult the doctor and use medicine as referred and purchase them from Kathmandu. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for (AMS) and other basic medicine, but we suggest you carry your own medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)
Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Annapurna trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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1. Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have extra days then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Luxury Holidays Nepal upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.
In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transportation, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
2. During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, which are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what the best alternative is taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.