Adventure/Trek/ explore Himalaya flora and Fauna.
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Trip Route :
Kathmandu, Lukla, Khumjung, Gokyo and Kathmandu
Best Season :
March to May/Sept to Nov
Gokyo Lake belongs to the Sagarmatha National Park declared in 1976, which is situated in north-east Nepal and covers 1148 sq. km of the Himalayan ecological zone in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The mountains of the parks are geologically young and are broken up by gorges and glacial valleys. The prime attraction, the 8848m/ high Mount Everest lies in the park. There are several mountains are in this park such as Lhotse and Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Twache peak, Tsolatse, Kangtega, et cetera. The area includes the upper catchment areas of the Dudhkosi and Bhotekoshi rivers and is largely composed of rugged terrain with deep gorges, glaciers and huge rocks. Recognizing its superlative natural characteristics and unique ecosystems of international significance, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site in 1979. Gokyo Lake is the sparkling, pristine blue and green waters and associated lakes in the SNP which were declared wetlands of international importance under the Ramsar Convention in 2007. It is the highest freshwater lake system in the world, at around 5,000 meters. The Gokyo Lakes trek is ideal for people who want to trek in the Everest region, but who want more variety of views and fewer nights spent at very high altitude. The Glacial Lakes such as Dig Cho, Chola Cho, Minbo(Nare), Gokyo and Imja are along the famous trekking routes within Khumbu valley. As well as trekking to the six glacial-fed Gokyo Lakes, trekkers can include a climb to the top of Gokyo Ri, which is at the same altitude as Everest Base Camp. From the summit, you will enjoy spectacular views of Everest and other very high mountains and glaciers.
Sagarmatha National Park and its buffer zone consist of temperature to navel zone, which is rich in floral and faunal diversity. The vegetation found at the lower altitude of the park includes the Himalaya blue pine and hemlock forests, while silver fir, juniper, birch, rhododendron, scrub and alpine plant communities are common at higher altitudes. Altogether 865 plant species have been recorded here out of which 62 species are globally significant.
The Park is home to the Red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan thar, marten, wolf, Himalayan black bear, and Himalayan mouse hare (Pica). In addition, eight species of reptiles, seven species of amphibians and 30 species of butterflies have been recorded in the area. There are at least 194 species of birds including the Himalayan monal, snow cock, blood pheasant, red-billed chough, yellow-billed chough and griffin. Trekking in this route provides a lot of variety: views of the bright turquoise high-altitude lakes, Ngozumpa glacier (the largest glacier in the Himalayas), and views across to Everest as well as other 8,000 meter-plus mountains from the top of Gokyo Ri (Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu).
According to legendry history of Kirat, there were 16 Kirat brothers called Shorha Khambu. They ruled over this land and used to bring their sheep to grazing and hunting of deers around the Khumbu valley before Sherpa came from Riu Kharta valley of Tibet. Thus, the word of Khumbu was changed from Shorha Khambu to Solukhumbu. It has been 300 years since Sherpa People came from Tibet to this place and habited into this valley. Before knowing the Mt. Everest or Nepali Name Sagarmatha, Mt. Everest had local name by Kirant and Sherpa used to call ''Chomolungma''. Baburam Acharya (1888–1971) was a Nepalese historian and literary scholar who coined the name Sagarmatha for the mountain better known as Mount Everest or Chomolungma. It was 1841 when an obscure peak in the Himalayas was recognized as the tallest mountain in the world by a British survey team led by Sir George Everest, and whom Mount Everest was named after in 1865. Today, climbers from across the world attempt to scale its mighty face.
Note: if you want more activities such as Tour or special explore of World cultural heritage site of Kathmandu valley, Chitwan and birth place of Lumbni let us know by our email firstname.lastname@example.org before your trekking start or after complete your trekking if you have extra time utilization in Nepal.
Examine mysterious home of a ‘real’ yeti skull and its existence.
Discover the ancient Kirat hunting and pasture land.
Trek through the Sherpa village, receiving good hospitality and their cultures.
Avoid the Everest base camp trek's crowds, and enjoy the selection of great views.
Renjo la pass (5340m/17519ft), over one of beautiful passes
Stand at the shores of a chain of six turquoise, glacial-fed lakes.
From Scoundrel's viewpoint near the fifth lake, peer over a wasteland of rock and ice is the vast Ngozumpa Glacier.
Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17575ft) for spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Cho Oyu.
Hike the Largest glacier of Ngozumpa Glacier largest glacier in the Himalaya.
Sherpa Culture & Monasteries.
Gokyo Lake & glaciers.
Day 1 : Welcome to Kathmandu (1334m/4376ft)
Today is your arrival day in Kathmandu from your home. We welcome to you a small Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Our Company representatives will receive you at Tribhuwan International Airport, and drop you to your hotel with some important briefing for the further preparation of this summit. [Overnight at Kathmandu]
Day 2 : Explore Kathmandu
Today we will tour in Kathmandu valley's cultural heritage site, which are enlisted by world heritage site in 1979. The Buddhist and Hindu monument of medieval period of creations are worth seeing to know about Nepal. [Overnight in Kathmandu]
Day 3 : fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft)
We fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (Tenzing-Hillary Airport) early morning 30 minutes scenic flight then Trek to the Phakding. [Overnight at Phakding]
Day 4 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,290ft )
After our breakfast, we trek to NamcheBazar following Dudhkosi River with narrow valley via, Manjo and Sagarmatha National park check post with processing of official documents as rules of National Park authority and have lunch at Jorshalle. We cross over suspension bridge, We will gently climb up through Pine forest some point of half way up to the rest place you may see a glimpse of Mt. Everest. We will continue walking about 1:30 hrs reach to the NamcheBazar. [Overnight at NamcheBazar]
Day 5 : Rest Day and Day Hike for Acclimatize
Today is rest day at Namche with enjoying time as well as taking hike purpose to support acclimatization, where Namche has perfect height for hiking around Everest view point for scenery of Everest –Nuptse-Lhotse and Amadablam with range of smaller peaks. It is important to visit museum of great interest which provides you with much information of Khumbu valley Sherpa, landscapes, flora and fauna with history of mountaineering around Khumbu area, in the afternoon explore around streets of Namche bazaar. [Overnight at NamcheBazar]
Day 6 : Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200m/13779ft) 5hrs
We trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole, the trail is gentle flat until Sanasa and will climb via Mon La pass, while walking on trail the views of Amadablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Everest, Lhotsesar and Twache peak are seen with their lovely simile to welcome you into sacred hidden valley. Then descent to the Phortse Tenga close to the Dudh Koshi river. We will pass through pine, birch and rhododendron forests decked out with hanging lichens and mosses. From this place we head towards north climbing up to the Dole. [Overnight at Dole]
Day 7 : Dole to Machhermo (4,470m/14009ft) 4hrs
After having delicious breakfast, the trail leads us up to the mountain having magnificent view of Kangtega and Thamserku along with memorable valley. We pass through rhododendron, some of the plants bush. There are some Lophophorous (Danphe) which is national emblem of Nepal. We climb certain levels step by step. Meanwhile, we may get chance to see marvelous view of Cho Oyu with blue sky.
Day 8 : Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m/15583ft) 4hrs
The trail goes up high terrain with rocky part of the valley, to see blue sky, and walk over risky moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier. We will get to witness the sequence of stunning blue color Gokyo Lake. The nature is enchanted by varied scenery of Gokyo wetland as adjacent peaks flanking Tibet and Cho Oyu can be seen. When we reach at second stunning Gokyo Lake which is completely a captivate heaven in one land, a peaceful and the feeling of touching blue sky right on our heads. Finally we will get to the Gokyo. [Overnight at Gokyo]
Day 9 : Explore day and Climb Gokyo Ri and Lake (5360m/17585ft) 3hrs
Today is explore day, so we will climb to the Gokyo Ri (5360m/17585ft), which is located to the west from Gokyo Lake, standing like sustaining horse for someone waiting to climb. It will take approximately 3 hrs slowly to the top, which may bring you a breathtaking panorama views such as first highest Peak Mt. Everest (8,848m/29028ft), fifth highest peak Mt. Makalu (8463m/ 27766ft) and tranquil Gokyo lake.
Day 10 : Hike to Fifth Lake (4956m/16259ft) 7hrs
Today we also hike to the fourth and fifth Lakes. The 4th lake is located 3 km north of Gokyo, which is remarked high cliffs and Himalaya peaks rising above it. We continue to walk till 5th lake. Certain climb will take you to guarantee the remarkable views of 6th highest peak Cho Oyu(8201m / 26906ft) , Gyachung Kang, 1st highest peak MT. Everest (8848m / 29028ft), 4th highest peak Lhotse (8516m / 27940ft), Nuptse and 5th highest peak Mt. Makalu. Nevertheless, the spot is called Scoundrel's viewpoint – one of the best view point. Alongside if you hike at the northern part of 5th lake, we can see the base camp of Cho Oyu and Ngazumpa Glacier which is the biggest glacier in the world, then walk back to Gokyo. [Overnight at Gokyo]
Day 11 : Phorstse (3840m/12598ft) 7hrs
We descend to the Dudh Kosi River after pass Gokyo lakes. We may enjoy the the beautiful views of Chotatse and Taboche peaks on the eastern Himalaya ranges, We descent via Chorten at the edge after while we may see great views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu and Kangtega peaks. We pass via Machhermo, Luza, Lhafarma, Dole and Phortse Thenga to get Phortse; the way down the Valley of Dudhkosi River and beautiful flat land on the lap of Taboche peak and Phortse will arrive. [Overnight at Phortse village]
Day 12 : Phorstse to Manjo(2835m/9301ft) 7hrs
Phortse Village is full of Sherpa habitant land, small place on the lap of Taboche peak with potato field looking beautiful terraces land which is surmounted by rhododendron forest good shelter for Lophophorous(Danphe). You may get chance to see during weather clear day grazing around the Potato fields these pheasants with colorful male and dark color female. After having wonderful experience on this sport, we walk through rhododendron forests descending to Phortse Thenga and gentle climb till Mon La. This place has a nice view of Taboche, Amadablam, Thamserku and Kangtega. There will be some chances of vulture flying over blue sky. The trail leads us gently down and flat till Namche Bazaar. Then descent down to the Manjo through Pine forest crossing Dudhkosi river and we will arrive at Manjo [Overnight at Manjo]
Day 13 : Manjo to Lukla (2800m/9186ft)5hrs
Manjo is a small settlement which is surrounded by mountain that lies underneath. We walk back through Dudhkosi river via Benkar, Gumila, Phakding, Ghat, Choplung and Chaurikharka to get to Lukla. Many possibilities of local activities of Sherpa people and gleams of Kusum Kangguru snowy mountains may be seen. Additionally, we explore around Lukla in the evening. [Overnight at Lukla]
Day 14 : Fly back to Kathmandu (1334m/4376ft) 30 minute
After a grand experience on high Khumbu valley with wonderful adventure we get ready to fly back to Kathmandu, morning walk to Tenzing-Hillary air terminal where short spectacular flight brings you into city life of Kathmandu and transfer back to your hotel. In your leisure time you may do shopping for your friends and families, beside that if you want to explore world heritage site of Kathmandu, our company provides services which cost extra that will be chargeable for these programs. As mentioned above, our company will drop you to the airport for your return to home, with further planning of re visit of Nepal for next activities.
Day 15 : Departure to Home.
We head to airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Our journey and services in Nepal ends from today for this trip, Visit Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt.Ltd representative will drop you to Airport for your best memorable of glance of Himalayan. Meanwhile, if you have some negative experiences that knowingly and unknowingly, we request to you remove it from your mind before leaving Nepal and carry beautiful memories with hope of your good life and prosperity with hope that you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal
welcome & welfare dinner
Airport pickup and drops.
Domestic two way flight tickets Kathmandu-Lukla/Lukla-Kathmandu.
Kathmandu (hotel 3 star category).
Accommodation in the trekking route (basic lodge, tea houses).
All meals (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner) indicated by the itinerary during trek.
National Park fee & Permits
Gov. License holder best experienced English speaking licensed guide
Porter service (Between two trekker's one Porter)
Guide, Sherpa & Porter salary, equipment, transportation, food and teahouse.
Insurance for Guide, Porter and field staffs.
All Government and Local taxes.
Excess baggage 15 kg luggage allowance
Comprehensive medical kit
What's not included
Drinks, tip and expenses of personal nature
Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events
Hot and cold Drinks.
Nepal Visa fee
All foods and beverages other than on the itinerary.
Personal Expenses (Laundry Service, Phone Calls, Battery Charge, Bar bills, Hot Shower Boiled water etc.)
Tips for guide, Sherpa, Porters and driver.
Good to Know
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Visit Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt.Ltd. Please note that our leader and guide have the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Leader and Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required of the conditions. And we highly recommend to all clients to have travel insurance.
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