Day 1 : Arrival Kathmandu
The first day of your adventure Gokyo Lake Trek starts with your arrival to Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport on your arrival. He will transfer you to the hotel where you can find an easy time to relax after checking in. We will meet you in the evening at the hotel to talk about the trip in details. Any questions you may have regarding your trip will be discussed so that you are well-prepared for the trip.
Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - B
We will take an acclimatization day in Kathmandu today where we spend time exploring the cultural heritage sites in the valley. The sightseeing tour that starts after breakfast takes you to four of the amazing cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley.
Exploring Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath will give you an incredible experience of ancient, medieval and modern cultural, historical and spiritual wonders. You will see and experience the lifestyle in Kathmandu during the tour. The tour will take pretty much of our day today. We will return back to the hotel later in the afternoon.
We will do the last minute preparation and packing for the trekking adventure to start tomorrow.
Day 3 : Kathmandu - Lukla (2,860m) - Phakding (2,660m) B.L.D
We have an early morning flight to Lukla today. So, we drive to the airport for the exciting Himalayan flight to the gateway to the Everest region. A wonderful flight on a small airplane takes us to the beautiful town of Lukla with the views of stunning mountains.
After landing at Lukla, we meet our whole trekking crew and get ready to walk for the day. It is an easy start of the walk of the adventure trek to the Everest Base Camp. We are going to trek to Phakding village on the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Around four hours of trek today introduces us to the trail, surroundings, nature, and the views of mountains in the Everest region. The atmosphere of our overnight site, Phakding, feels amazing on the bank of the gushing river.
Day 4 : Phakding - Namche (3,440m) B.L.D
The second day of the walk today takes us to the beautiful and famous Sherpa town of Namche Bazar at the elevation of 3,440 meters above sea level. Almost all uphill walk for the day takes us past beautiful natural surroundings of nature and the view of mountains. As we enter the Sagarmatha National Park today, we will also walk over several suspension bridges over the gushing river.
Finally, we reach Namche Bazar after the walk of around six hours. The view of the mountains and wonderful surroundings of Namche helps us relax and settle. We take it easy to acclimatize well at the changing climatic situation and elevation.
Day 5 : Acclimatization Day B.L.D
We have an extra day stopover at Namche today that will help us acclimatize well before we head further higher. Namche has beautiful places in the surroundings where we can go for day hiking and exploration instead of staying idle at the lodge and bazar. The hiking exploration for the day will also help us get better acclimatized and we become ready to trek to the higher elevation.
Day 6 : Namche - Dole (4,110m) B.L.D
Our trekking journey continues towards Gokyo valley from today onwards. It takes a different trail towards Gokyo than the regular Everest base camp trail. We trek to a peaceful place called Dole to stay overnight. The trail is also a peaceful stretch as there are fewer trekkers along the region. Leaving the Everest base camp trail and entering into the solitude of the trail towards Gokyo valley feels like going into the wilderness. Once we reach Dole and check into the teahouse, we take an easy time to relax and absorb more of the mountains.
Day 7 : Dole - Machhermo (4,410m) B.L.D
We will trek to Macchermo today while on our trekking adventure towards the amazing Gokyo valley and lakes. Another day of walk traversing the trail stretch of peaceful surroundings and wonderful views takes us to the destination today. We will have a refreshing afternoon at the beautiful surroundings of Macchermo once we reach there.
Day 8 : Machhermo - Gokyo Lake (4,760m) B.L.D
Our walk today takes us eventually to the magical valley of Gokyo and the Lakes. The trail that winds up the mountain keeps surprising us with wonderful unfolds of mountains, lakes and glacier views. As we feel awed by what comes along the trail, we finally make it to the bank of the third lake in Gokyo to stay overnight. We will also have time to enjoy the charm of the lake and its surroundings once we reach there.
Day 9 : Gokyo Exploration Day B.L.D
We have an adventurous and early morning today. Our day starts with a beautiful hiking adventure to an amazing viewpoint of Gokyo Ri. The hike will bring us one of the best views that we will ever see on earth. Early morning wake up and a challenging hike up to the Ri is certainly a worth adventure doing it.
Later, we spend the day of easy exploration around the Gokyo Lakes that will bring us memorable experiences to cherish.
Day 10 : Gokyo - Dole (4,110m) B.L.D
After the amazing exploration day at Gokyo Valley, we return back to Dole today to stay overnight.
Day 11 : Dole - Namche (3,440m) B.L.D
We trek back to Namche Bazar to stay overnight.
Day 12 : Namche - Lukla (2,860m) B.L.D
This is the last day of the trek and we traverse the trail all the way to Lukla from Namche. Once we reach Lukla and check into the lodge, we will take an easy time to explore and wander around the place. It has been an amazing adventure to the Everest base camp and thanks to the whole team who made the adventure safe and an awesome experience. We befriended people, mountains, nature and breathtaking surroundings that have left an incredible impression and experience.
Day 13 : Lukla - Kathmandu - B
We take a flight back to Kathmandu and enjoy our afternoon and evening at leisure.