Mar 26 - Apr 7, 2019  confirmed

Gokyo Valley Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse (13 days)
Everest Region, Nepal

Rating: | 1 review
Difficulty: strenuous

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Gokyo Valley Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse
$303 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.92 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $56.67 per person for guide's transport
+ $65 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits Sagarmatha National Park Entry and Local Everest Region Tax
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Guide's Transport
Optional Services (Porter...)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $180 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

Guide
Pema Futi
Languages
English, Nepali, Sherpa
Ratings
great
Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

David (United Kingdom)

With 1 guest: Felicity (United Kingdom)
Hired 1 porter

The Gokyo Valley is the most spectacular of the Khumbu valleys. With its series of lakes and jaw dropping views of Everest, Gokyo should be a must visit on any trekkers visit to the Khumbu region. As a standalone trek or linking it to the Everest Bascamp trek via the Cho la is trek is sure to impress. If you can spare some extra time take a day hike from Gokyo to the Fifth Lake and climb Ngozumpa Tse. On a clear day, it boasts for one of the best trekking views in the Khumbu.

Side trip Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse: Gokyo valley’s 5th Lake and the rocky outcropping between the 5th and 6th lakes known as Ngozumpa Tse is a great day hike option for those who want to spend an extra day in Gokyo. The challenging hike leads up into the remote and desolate upper Gokyo Valley. The view from Ngozumpa Tse is jaw-dropping.

Weather Conditions in March

March is the start of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures begin to rise from their winter lows. By the end of March, temperatures are significantly warmer at lower elevations and hot air from the valleys tend to create clouds in the mountains during the afternoons. Mornings are generally clear, with the clearest weather coming just after sunrise. At high altitudes, while generally warmer than the previous months snow is still possible, and heavy snow storms in March are not unheard of. Mornings and nights are still cold.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in March. The highest point on the trek is Ngozumpa Tse at 5553 m. During March, expect high temperatures of around 0.1°C (32°F) and lows down to -16.9°C (2°F) at Ngozumpa Tse.

Gokyo Valley Fifth Lake & Ngozumpa Tse
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(13 days / 12 nights )
created by David (United Kingdom)

Tue Mar 26 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Kathmandu
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Lukla (2860 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in March.

Lukla

Phakding (2860 m)

About 3 hours from Lukla
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in March.

Phakding
Wed Mar 27 (day 2)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 5-6 hours from Phakding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in March.

Namche Bazaar
Thu Mar 28 (day 3)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.8°C (55°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in March.

Fri Mar 29 (day 4)

Phortse Thanga (3650 m)

About 2-3 hours
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.5°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.5°C (22°F) in March.

Sat Mar 30 (day 5)

Dole (4090 m)

About 1-2 hours from Phortse Thanga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.9°C (48°F) and lows of about -8.1°C (17°F) in March.

Dole
Sun Mar 31 (day 6)

Machhermo (4400 m)

About 2-3 hours from Dole
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -10.0°C (14°F) in March.

Machhermo
Mon Apr 1 (day 7)

Machhermo (4400 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.0°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.0°C (21°F) in April.

Tue Apr 2 (day 8)

Gokyo First Lake (4700 m)

About 2 hours from Machhermo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.2°C (47°F) and lows of about -7.8°C (18°F) in April.

Gokyo (4750 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.9°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.1°C (17°F) in April.

Gokyo
Wed Apr 3 (day 9)

Gokyo 5th Lake (5000 m)

About 4-5 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -9.6°C (15°F) in April.

Gokyo 5th Lake

Ngozumpa Tse (5553 m)

About 1 hour ascent from 5th Lake
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.1°C (38°F) and lows of about -12.9°C (9°F) in April.

Ngozumpa Tse

Gokyo (4750 m)

About 3-4 hour return from 5th Lake
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.9°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.1°C (17°F) in April.

Gokyo
Thu Apr 4 (day 10)

Gokyo Ri (5360 m)

About 1-2 hours to ascent from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.2°C (40°F) and lows of about -11.8°C (11°F) in April.

Gokyo Ri

Phortse (3840 m)

About 5-7 hours from Gokyo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.4°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.6°C (27°F) in April.

Phortse
Fri Apr 5 (day 11)

Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

About 3-5 hours from Phortse
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.2°C (32°F) in April.

Namche Bazaar
Sat Apr 6 (day 12)

Lukla (2860 m)

About 5-7 hours from Namche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in April.

Lukla
Sun Apr 7 (day 13)
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $180.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in April.

Kathmandu