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Trip Overview of Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake trek name as oligotrophic lake. it is at an altitude of 4700 m-5000 m above sea level. It is the very best lake of freshwater with six other lakes, among which Thonak is one of all the largest lakes. Positioned in the northeastern location of Nepal. Gokyo Lake lies in Khumjung village of and it is so far one of the most excellent popular treks, among others.

Gokyo lake trek is a brief trek that leads you to the stunning valley of Gokyo. It offers impressive views of excellent mountains. We will See the  Ngozumpa Glacier,  Gokyo RI, The high lush valleys of Khumbu with rural civilization, colorful monasteries. With improbable kindness of Sherpa society, prayer flags, Namche Bazar.  Sagarmatha national park and lots extra might be one of the enchanting recollections of your experience.

It is one of the most beautiful places in our country. It’s a small village in the Himalayan region at the foothills of the stunning Gokyo RI. Thus, the village is an isolated settlement at an altitude of 4,750 m/15,580 ft. being one of the highest hamlets on Earth. The top of the Gokyo RI offers its visitors surreal views of the Ngozumpa glacier and some of the highly shiny mountain peaks such as Cho Oyu [8,201 m/26,096 ft.], Everest [8,848/29,029 ft], Lhotse [8,516 m/27,940 ft.], and also Makalu [8,481 m/27,825 ft].

Itinerary and Route Map

Gokyo lake trek itinerary starts from Kathmandu to Lukla flight.  the trek route map goes via Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Phortse Thanga, and finally Gokyo lake and back to Lukla.  Apart from them, you can also gain a sensational view of the ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung located in the region. However, the best is always the same that the course runs through the Everest Himalayan region. The itinerary provides its visitor’s panoramic views of the highest mountain peaks on Earth, the Everest, including several others. It’s no scam that Nepal isn’t one of the loveliest countries in the world also being one of the most visited countries too.

The internet says it all or you may browse through our testimonial section for our Gokyo lake trek. See what our previous visitors have mentioned about the itinerary and route map. Get into the Gokyo Valley trek and build a noble relationship.  With nature also taste the unique blend of the Tibetan and Nepali cultures and traditions. You will be overwhelmed as you find the local natives utterly friendly and welcoming.

These people find it very fascinating when tourists from a long way come to visit their places. The indigenous Sherpa people might not believe themselves unique. The itinerary is certain to see them through that perspective. A short trek around the valley reveals a lot about the country, its beauty, and the cultures too. Meanwhile, you walk around the place, eccentric views of the surrounding environment will amuse you every time when you look around.

Best trekking route in the Everest region

This super Gokyo lake trek gives you the revel in of the breathtaking earth’s tallest peak “Mt. Everest”. The journey begins with an enjoyable Himalayan flight to Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla from Kathmandu. Everest path starts on the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Koshi valley shifting in the direction of the agreement of Sherpa’s “the bustling Namche Bazaar” in which we can be surrounded using lovely Himalaya’s view.

While walking in the Gokyo lake trek, the view of the village vicinity, such as the magnificent forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia, and massive fir, will amaze you. This trek will take you around the thrilling Gokyo Valley that is positioned adjoining the Khumbu in conjunction with diverse Everest Base Camp. During the manner, you may view the glorious glimpse of the highest peaks, from west to east as Cho you (8153m), Gyanchung Kang (7922m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m), and Makalu.

Side trips fo the trek

Fro the side trip and if you want to extend the trekking days. we can also go to Cho la pass and EBC We will cover both the Gokyo Lake and the Everest base camp area (EBC), which is eventually challenging. Enjoy the view of  Gokyo RI, Chukkung RI, and Kalapathar with the view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho you other Khumbu mountain range. One of the highlights of that is the conventional view of icefall and glaciers of the Mahalangur Himalayan range. You may be overwhelmed with the distinct shapes of Glaciers, and the cracking sound of that glacier will blow your mind and soul.

Along the Gokyo lake trek trail, you can see the best glacier “Ngozumpa,” too. On the way, the Himalayan uncommon species along with Wild Musk, Mountain Goat “Jharal,” colorful “Pheasants” national bird of Nepal. Pine and juniper forests are the commonplace forests right here. The colorful rhododendron and magnolia floral welcome you throughout the spring to upload the splendor in the path. The monasteries may be observed in most of the villages to wake up your religious soul. The fluttering flags and Chorten may be seen anywhere.

Via Kala Patthar best viewpoint on Earth

Furthermore, If you have more time and extend more days we can also do the Gokyo lake trek via Kala Patthar also. It brings an unforgettable experience of the overwhelming vistas of the Everest Himalayan chain of the Khumbu region.  Which also consists of five of the world’s highest mountains: Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (8,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m). Aside from the beauty of the Himalayas, this area includes natural wonders heritage sites indexed by UNESCO. Rich in pine forests of rhododendron and an endangered species of birds and animals, this trek is truly memorable.

Cost for Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo lake trek cost involves Lukla flight, guide, and porter your trekking and local Everest permit. We offer you the full board package cost, you can get the guide and porter service also. the flight cost is USD 358 for a round trip to Lukla, the Everest permit cost is NPR 300 and the local village permit cost NPR 2000. you need extra money for the battering charging, hot shower, and wifi cost. We have a full board package for the trek, contact us for a discounted cost for this trek.

Trek in Everest Gokyo Valley

The Gokyo valley trek is in the hidden valley with an appropriate blue lake inside the lap of the Himalaya. Sensational perspectives of an array of excessive snow-capped mountains.  Dramatic landscapes, verdant excessive valleys, the Buddhist tradition, and also a friendly environment. The hospitality of excessive handlers, pristine lakes, and breathtaking perspectives inside the coronary heart of the world’s heritage.  ‘Sagarmatha National Park’ is the vital thing of Gokyo Lake Trek with a purpose to be your memorable revel in.

Gokyo Lakes Trek is graded as one of the difficult and challenging treks suitable simplest for physically match and skilled trekkers. This valley is a memorable enjoyment within the discipline of the trek. We attain the staggeringly stunning Gokyo valley that offers a view of Mt. Everest (8,848m).  Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Thamserku, Mt. Makalu as well as Mt. Lhotse. After that, we go to Gokyo top and multiple giant peaks of the Khumbu area.

Gokyo lake trek is the best for adventure lovers who want to enjoy the high lake and try to climb Gokyo RI. Because of the high altitude to peer the splendid biggest mountain in the world and might take care of excessively cold weather. Therefore, Exploring the stunning, turquoise Gokyo lakes, hiking Gokyo RI of Everest. The magnificent views of the planets’ most beautiful peaks are the unique functions of this trek. As a result, this is the best trekking in Nepal.

Highlights of Gokyo lakes trek

  • Scenic flight over the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.
  • Visit the Gokyo Ri, the Panoramic view, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
  • Hike along Ngozumpa Glacier, which is considering one of the largest glaciers in the Himalaya.
  • Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) for spectacular view including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu as well, Cho Oyu.
  • Trek through the Sherpa town of Khumjung.
  • Avoid the crowd and walking through the peaceful as well as off-the-beaten-paths.
  • Dudh Koshi River valley is one of the most beautiful parts of this trek.  After a few ascend and descend from the start of this trek you will reach on Dudh Koshi River
  • Namche Bazar is an amazing place. As you will get a day off at Namche Bazar. You can observe the local lifestyle of the people there. Namche Bazar is known as the gateway of the Khumbu region, so you can get the closest view of different mountains
  • As you will have a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla during this trek. On the flight, you will have the best Arial view of the high snowcapped mountain. The view of green grassland surround by high mountains is just stunning.
  • From the start of this, you will have a glance at different mountains and glaciers. The picturesque view is the view of Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Makalu from Gokyo Lake.

Our Guest Sharing Experience About Gokyo lakes trek

Gokyo Lakes

Gokyo Lake Trek is a subtle trek that falls on the Khumbu region. This is a beautiful blue-green lake which is surrounded by high mountains. This trek will provide you the best view of the mountains. Gokyo Lake is a short trek as but it takes as many efforts as the Everest base camp trek. The trail to Gyoko is filled with stone and rock.  An interesting thing about Gokyo Lake is that it is made up of six other bodies of water like a lake, ponds, and rivers. Among them, the largest lake is Thonka Lake. You will get to watch all these water bodies through this trek. Another interesting thing about Gokyo Lake is, it falls on Sagarmatha national park.

So you will get to see many rare animals like snow leopard, musk deer, red panda, tiger, and cheetah. On this trek, you will get to enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu along with Ngozumpa Glacier. Ngozumpa glacier is 36 km long, which is the world’s longest Himalayan glacier. Gokyo Lake is situated at an altitude of 4,700 to 5000 meters in the Gokyo valley. Gokyo Lake is also considered as the scared side of Hindu and Buddhist people. Skating on the Gokyo valley trek is very famous.  Every year hundreds of trekkers trek to Gokyo Lake for skating and hiking experience.

How to get Gokyo Lakes trek?

Gokyo Lake is a short trek as it is not that far from Kathmandu. You can complete this entire trek within 10 days. Gokyo Lake is you will have to arrive at Kathmandu. Our team will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You can rest in your hotel room for some time and then will have a short meeting with our team regarding the trek. You will tell you all the needed information about the trek like itinerary, cost, and gears that you have to carry, etc. the next morning again you will have a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport.

Lukla airport is also called Tenzing Norgay airport. If the sky is clear then you will get a terrific aerial view of high mountains. Once you arrive at Lukla you will have to move further toward Phakding. Phakding is a beautiful place located at an altitude of 2652 meters.

After walking for about 2 – 3 hours from Lukla you will reach Phakding where you will stay overnight. On the way to Phakding, you will get the first glance of   Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m), and Mt Kwangde range. After having early morning breakfast at Phakding you will be heading toward Namche Bazar. To reach Namche Bazar you will have to cross the suspension bridge on Dudh Koshi Khola. Enjoying the remarkable view of Thamserku on the trail you will reach Namche Bazar. The next day is your acclimation day at Namche Bazar.

Enjoy the rest day at Namche Bazaar

You can roam around different places of Namche Bazar. If you hike some km from Namche Bazar you will have a splendid view of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Kwangde, Tawche, and Lhotse. The next day you will be trekking from Namche Bazar to Phortse Thanga. The trail to Phortse Thanga goes through the forest. You will also get the best view of mount Khumbila (5761m) from the trail. After a few km of walk, you will reach Phortse Thanga. The next destination from Phortse Thanga is Machermo.

It takes 4 – 5 hours to reach Machermo through the trail full of small hamlets and sandy spurs. You will also get to see Kyajo RI and Phari Lapche flowing just down the valley. You will have to stay overnight at Machermo. From Machermo the most exciting part of the trek has come as you will be trekking to Gokyo Lake. After having morning breakfast you will be continuing your journey to Gokyo lake trek.

The trail goes through gentle walks and some small river streams. After a short walk, you will reach the first lake Longpongo and after walking for about half an hour from there, you will observe the second lake Taboche Tsho. You will also be observing the third lake of Gokyo lake is Dudh Koshi. After trekking to Gokyo Lake it is time to trek back. From Gokyo Lake, you will have to trek down to Dole.

Dole is a small settlement of the Sherpa people. You will be staying overnight at dole for our Gokyo lake trek. From Dole, you will be trekking toward Namche Bazar. The trekking trail from Dole to Namche Bazar is long and it takes 6 – 7 hours to complete the trek so you will have to start the trek early. From Namche Bazar, you will have to trek to Lukla. And from Lukla, you will be finally flying to Kathmandu.

The difficulty of trekking Gokyo Lake

Though Gokyo lake trek is a  10 days trek and can be completed in a short time. But there is some difficulty that you might have to face during this trek. Also, Gokyo Lake is a moderate grade level of trekking, so you will not be facing very hard problems on this trek. Here are some difficulty that most of the trekking feels while trekking to Gokyo Lake,

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is the most common problem of the people trekking to Gokyo Lake. It is not that difficult thing for this trek if you take the necessary precautions.  Simply altitude sickness is a condition that affects you when you on high altitude places. Dizziness, Vomiting, Nausea, fever, and headache are common symptoms of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness can also happen if you do not take a short break or acclimation during the trek. If you feel any of the above symptoms or any other kind of uncomfortable with your health. You should immediately shop for your trekking. Trekking slower with proper acclimation might reduce altitude sickness. Also having proper food and water during the trek minimize altitude sickness.

Weather and temperature

You must have the proper information about the weather and temperature of the place that you are about to visit. The weather and temperature of a place cannot be predicted so you must be prepared for any kind of weather and temperature.  Weather and temperature also depend on the time that you are trekking. The most favorable weather condition for trekking is during the spring and autumn season.

Difficulty to climb

Gokyo Lake trek is a difficult trek to climb. The trekking trail is filled with rock and also in the stones. Walking on the trail might be very difficult. Your feet will hurt and you might not be able to walk. Remember to carry a pair of trekking boots with you. The trekking boots will make it easier to walk on the rocky trail and makes your hike comfortable.

Tips for trekking Gokyo Lake                                            

Get the right gear

Having the right gear before this trek is very important. Therefore, you must have a high quality and comfortable footwear. Water bottles are one of the most necessary things that you will need to carry during this trek. In addition to this drinking water frequently will keep you away from dehydration.  Other necessary things that you will need to carry are sun-screen.  UV protection glasses, trekking poles, flash-lights, ATM cards, cash, and also a power bank, etc. You will also have to carry a first aid kit with some painkillers and ointments for the Gokyo lake trek.

Some useful packing list for the trek

  • Walking boots with waterproof and have ankle support
  • Trainer or casual shoes you can use after a day trek.
  • Hiking Shorts (3): Quick drying type, not cotton!
  • Trekking Pants (3), preferably that zip on/off at the knees so you can use them as shorts also.
  • Loose, casual trousers for trekking
  • Thermal wear for colder areas
  • Lightweight underwear – Capilene or other synthetic.
  • Cotton pants or (loose jeans/khakis).
  • T-Shirts: Cotton for lower altitude walking. the synthetic is good above 2500m.
  • Thermal Underwear: Synthetic polypropylene
  • Waterproof Jacket. Quality waterproof clothing is essential. A proofed nylon or Gore-Tex jacket is recommended
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  • Goretex or warm jacket for winter trekking bring the down jacket
  •  women sports bras, Synthetic
  • Strong rucksack or large holdall to be carried by porters
  • Daysack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, and also travel documents  personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store
  • Plug adapter  2 round pin
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen, Pencils, and small notebooks
  •  Extra contacts or glasses
  • Quick-drying towel (medium-sized)
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap/handwash
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes
  • Sanitizers
  • Water purification tablets or  iodine
  • Refillable Water bottles
  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves
  • Towel
  • Sun lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses protect from day sunlight
  • Sleeping bag rated -20 degree Celcius  you can also get a sleeping bag liner
  • Some Extra pairs of T-shirts and also shorts.
  • Trekking pole
  • Camera
  • Flashlight and battery
  • First aid kit (with moleskin for blisters)
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport

 

Accommodation in Golyo lake trek

Accommodation is the basic thing that you will need for trekking in Gokyo Lake. If you are trekking with a trekking company then, they might plan your food and accommodation. There are plenty of hotels and teahouses on the trail. Gokyo Lake falls on a high altitude region you might not have much variety of food and accommodation. But they will provide you the healthy and energy-giving food. There is some hotel that will provide you the luxurious facility but they will charge more. The normal hotels on the trail include the basic facility like a bed, fan, bathroom and some of them will provide you WIFI.

Watch out for your self

Trekking in such high altitude places in the Himalayan region is not easy. You might have to face different difficulties during this trek. If you are trekking alone with not guide then this trek might not be safe for you. Remember safety is the most important thing so if you feel any kind of uneasiness then stop your Gokyo lakes trek. You must be healthy throughout the trek. Always drink lots of water and have proper food on time. If you are feeling any kind of uneasiness the talk to your guide or fellow trekkers about it.

Book your trek early

Gokyo lake trek is a well-known trekking destination in the Khumbu region. Many of the trekkers trek this place every year. During the month of spring and autumn season, the trail to Gokyo Lake becomes more crowded. You might not get rooms in the hotel and you might have to stay in a teahouse. So in order to make this trek easy you will have to book your trek early.

Relish the experience

Trekking to Gokyo lake is once in a lifetime opportunity. Though there may be lots of difficulty on trial. But once you reach Gokyo Lake and have the amazing view of the mountains and Gokyo Lake you will forget all the difficulty. You will experience many new things on this trek like culture, tradition, and surroundings. There are many movements that just enjoy all of them.

Hire a guide and a porter

Gokyo Lake trek is far from Kathmandu and is situated in the high altitude region so, you must hire a guide and also a porter to carry your luggage. If you are trekking with a trekking company then they will arrange your guide and porter. But if you are trekking alone then you might need to hire them Also, a guide and porter does not cost more so you can easily afford them. A guide and porter will make your trek easy and comfortable.

 


Gokyo Lake Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 10 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Max. Altitude: Gokyo Ri (5350m)

highest Altitude: Kalapathar (5,545m/18,192ft.)

Best time to visit: February to May, September – Mid December are the best seasons.  During the winter months from December to Mid February, it is cold and can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Trekking dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people.

Trek Grade: Difficult

Gokyo lakes trek is difficult to grade treks are 5 to 7 hours walking each day one or two days are a little longer too and some days are shorter. The trails are mixed starting part is well- marked and wide and the upper part is mostly less well-traveled, rockier underfoot, and steeper. we are making an acclimatization day in our difficult trek after trekking3,4 days. The difficult trek goes up to 5500m in height.

This is the zone of less oxygen and our bodies start to notice and adjust to the reduced air pressure (and therefore reduced availability of oxygen) We ask that you have a good level of fitness and stamina: if you’re comfortable going on multi-day walks in mountainous terrain in your home country you swim, cycle, run or take a fitness class a couple of times a week you should find this trek within your means. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip but you should feel very comfortable hiking in the mountains,. The chances of altitude sickness are high on this trek so you need to trek slowly and drink plenty of water and carry enough warm clothing.

Equipment Renting and buying: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment. We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.

Your trekking luggage:  You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg as we never overload our porters. however, you only carry your valuables in your backpack., including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.

Food in Gokyo lake trek

During the Gokyo lakes trek, you will have a choice of food during the trek. Most of our trekking package is a full board basis, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can choose the food from the menu at tea house prices that are fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There are local to international hygienic food choices.

We suggest you eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote areas. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)

For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). For lunch and dinner, you can have Nepali local food Dal Bhat, pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.

Your Trek Leader and Support staff

Your Gokyo lake trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues.

Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.

Transportation: Lukla Flight

To start our Gokyo lake trek we will fly to Lukla. which is a small Sherpa village, is located at an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level. Kathmandu to Lukla flight offers you spectacular views of the 18 highest peaks, and interestingly, four of them lie above the altitude of 8000 meters. It is about 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu. however in busy season time flights are diverting from Ramechhap to Lukla, To get to Ramechhap you need to drive 4 hours. We will take you to the airport and back to the hotel by private transport 2 times for the trip.

 

Passport and Visa info

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa for 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries

You can get a Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.

We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.

Money Exchange for the trek

for your personal expenses, money in Gokyo lakes trek you need Nepali Rupees.Nepal banknotes comes in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.

You can also get money from ATM machines there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Gokyo lake trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.

Note: Most of the bank and money changers in Nepal will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner try Nepali food, They will also serve pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.

 

Drinking water during Gokyo lakes trek

 We suggest you at least drink 3/4 liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.

You can take water purification tablets and iodine liquid to purify the water. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.

 Showers and electricity – Most of the tea houses in the Gokyo lakes trek have a solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Few of them have gas Guizar or electricity hot shower. Few places every charge the cost for hot showers for the extra cost of around USD 3 to 4. Electricity is usually available in most parts of the route with hydropower, you are able to charge your battery for camera and phone, normally they charge an extra cost of about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.

Gokyo lakes trek  group size

Our Everest Gokyo Ri trek group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.

Health and Fitness: The main things to trek in Gokyo lake trek are needed your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours on the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier to trek for Gokyo Ri. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.

Altitude sickness:  Our entire Gokyo lake trek itinerary is designed to climb slowly to prevent altitude sickness. When we ascend above 2500 meters, our bodies have to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of oxygen available. The early symptoms are a headache, extreme fatigue, and loss of appetite. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend. When we climb slowly, avoid alcohol during your trek, eat crabs food, drink ¾ liters of water daily will help you.

Communication on Gokyo lake trek

In  Gokyo lake trek the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. while you are in the Gokyo valley are telephones facilities in many villages. You can make international calls and most of the places have wifi facilities. Now You can contact your family and friends via the lodges. Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate with them frequently to know the trek and your health.

Furthermore, we are making sure to make sure you’re fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. Also, the easy way now is you can get the local sim card on arrival at the airport which has a 4g/3g network in most of the routes.  Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works for every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with a minimal fee or someplace have free.

Travel rescue Insurance

We suggest you have a full travel insurance package that covers medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, furthermore, it should also include, trip cancellation, loss of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage, etc. While you trek in the high altitude some time you get illnesses, small injured, or get sick. If you will get any problem and get ill or injured during your trek, Above the Himalaya trekking will taking care of you and in an emergency, we will rescue you.

If small injuries and health problems and altitude sickness are getting during the trek. Our staff will descend to you immediately. For the more serious medical issues, emergency  Above the Himalaya trekking company will arrange a helicopter rescues for you.

We need a guarantee of payment from your Insurance company or a cash deposit or a promise in Kathmandu. While you are trekking with Above The Himalaya Trekking, we will arrange the travel rescue insurance and initial payments. We will claim the refund to your insurance company again. Make sure when you buy the insurance it should cover bother rescue and medical assistance. We suggest you giving your full insurance information while you book your trip with us. For an emergency case, this will help us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and get emergency medical help.

 

Gokyo lake trek Package Cost

Gokyo lakes trek cost depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring a guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for detailed prices and trip dates.

Tipping Info:

In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking

While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire guide and porter service you can tip differently like a per day calculation basis.

We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.

Flight delay/cancelation  and changes in the itinerary:

Be aware that Lukla flights are based on weather conditions can sometimes lead to flight delays or changes. We always endeavor to make sure you reach your destination on time. And for our Gokyo lakes trek, we will re-arrange your ticket to the next available flight.

In the case of delaying Lukla flights, the client is responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation costs. If you wish to make alternative arrangements such as a Helicopter flight to avoid flight delays, all additional costs would be your responsibility.

in case of flight delays to Lukla on this Gokyo lake trek 10 days, we will endeavor to accommodate you with the same hotel you use in Kathmandu on your arrival day. if It is not available we will look for other hotels for your availability until we have a confirmed flight for you. We will adjust the itinerary to ensure you get as much time as possible in the mountains. This may mean reducing/removing the Kathmandu nights at the end of the trip.

If in case the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is canceled you will be asked to cover the additional night cost and food as well. You will be rebooked for your flight the next day. If flights can not operate due to extremely bad weather: In extreme conditions, the regular flights cannot operate. In such cases, We can assist you by providing helicopter service for your Everest luxury trek. You will be asked to pay this extra cost (less the regular flight ticket price). You may wish to place a claim for this with your insurance company on return to your home country

Trip extension

After completing your Gokyo lakes trek, if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip.  Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.

You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price.  If you need hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange them at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours

 

Detailed Itinerary of Gokyo Lake Trek

Early morning we will head to the domestic airport for our scenic flights to Lukla ( Tenzing Hilary Airport). If there are clouds in the morning and the weather is not clear the flights may be delayed and cancel too, when we will fly we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Mt Everest as we enter the deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. On arrival at Lukla Airport, you will have breakfast/ Lunch depends on arrival time at the local lodge and we will meet our local porters there. Today is the easy trekking to Phakding with the view of the countryside and local villages to the Dudh Koshi valley, on the way we will be rewarded by the best view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m), and Mt Kwangde range. After a few hours of walking, we will reach the village of Phakding where we stop for the overnight stay.

After early breakfast, we will start the journey by crossing the Dudh Kosi river by a long suspension bridge and continue following the river northwards. We get our first good views of the mountains when Thamserku (6608m) appears at the head of a narrow valley. The path crosses back to the other side of the river and passes through the Sagarmatha National Park gates at Monjo where we will be required to show our Trekking permits. The trail continues from here along the riverside until the final suspension bridge, after crossing the bridge we need to climb up the trail before we get to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a local lodge.

Acclimatization is an important part of trekking. Namche Bazzar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude before heading off. Today we make a short day hiking trek up to Everest view hotel and  Khumjung Village, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You will have full day leisure. Where you can enjoy a splendid view of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Kwangde, Tawche, Lhotse, and so on or stroll around the market.

Today the first part of the trails gradually up with overlooking the magnificent view of the high Himalaya. Along the way, we can enjoy wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Khumjung. The trail descends slightly towards the Sanasa and then ascends to Mongla (4000m) from where glimpses of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche, and Mt. Khumbila are fantastic. Sherpa regards Mt. Khumbila (5761m) as a sacred mountain of the patron god of the Khumbu area. We will descend to the  Dudhkosi Khola (3250 m), After crossing a small bridge walking into the rhododendron forest, a host for Himalayan wild deer and musk deer. We arrive at Phorse Thanga, which is just under the snow-dusted peaks of Tawoche and Cholatse. Stay overnight here.

The trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. On our way, wild lives like pheasants, mountain goats, and the mysterious musk deer are amazing. The trail gives us an excellent view of Mount Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku.  We will pass many summer settlements and a charming hamlet of Luza (4360 m). We are crossing the many rocky trials in small dwarf rhododendron There are also small and thorny bushes that give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The Dudh Koshi valley feels deep like a canyon with its sheer sides. today we are mostly walking on the hillside above the thundering Dudkoshi River. We are passing by some small hamlets and sandy spurs, we reach Machhermo. The beautiful stream flowing down from the Kyajo RI and Phari Lapche mountains runs through the middle of the village before draining into the Dudh Koshi. Most probably we will be here by our lunch. Overnight stay at Machermo.

From Machermo we will trek to the widening valley as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Pangka (4480 m) after some gentle walk. We will cross the iron bridge over a small stream.  We are following the trails to the valley and meet the first lake which is known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get a chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone. Another lake, Taboche Tsho, looking to us with its shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little we reach the third lake, called Dudh Pokhari, linked by a surging stream to the previous one. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain. The place provides us stunning views of Mount Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, and Tawache. Stay overnight in a tea house lodge.

Today we will spend most of our morning here at Gokyo, strolling around the lakes and hiking up to some of the mountain viewpoints nearby.  We can start our hiking in the morning and get to a steep climb of about 30min to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. View the Ngozumpa glacier one of the beautiful glacier lakes. don’t miss the chance to see the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and the fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). From where you will have a magnificent view of the highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m), and further way Makalu.

In the afternoon, trek down to Dole. It is possible to climb a ridge behind Dole for an even more magnificent view of the valley.

From Dole, we are climbing mostly down. The trail first descends steeply out of the valley through beautiful rhododendron forests. On Arrival at Phortse Thanga that, we will cross the river over a suspension bridge. We ascend a trail with the rhododendron forest small hilltop over the  Dudh Kosi River. The route climbs to the valley and going down the other famous small village to Khumjung. From here the easy short trails take us to our overnight place at Namche Bazaar.

after Namche Bazaar the trail descends steeply back to Dudh Koshi river before reaching the village of Jorsalle. From here the trail goes through the forest of magnolia, giant firs, and rhododendrons and we continue working to Phakding for our overnight stay. Today is an easy and beautiful walk through the blue pine and rhododendron forests with the views of Kusum Kangaru and Mt Kwangde range. We will have lunch at Lukla, it is wise to arrive earlier as we can confirm our flight ticket and have a good hot shower and look around the small town of Lukla. You can explore the town by visiting the local “Thangka Painting School” and watch the beautiful religious paintings also, this is the last night with your trekking crews and you can enjoy the good farewell dinner together.

Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. you can have a lovely room with a good hot shower and take your time relaxing.

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Cost Includes

  • Trekking guide who certified and licensed from Government and got training on high altitude sickness, first aid.
  • Local trekking porter from Lukla
  • trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, clothing.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and back Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Local Tea house also called guest house/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from the menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Everest trekking permit
  • Local permit fees for Khumbu Gaunpalika
  • The guide will carry basic medical supply first aid kee.
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us before you arrive in Kathmandu so that easy for us to prepare.)
  • All the trip information and details for the trek.
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts and Trekking certificate after finish your trek.
  • We offer you 1 dinner in Kathmandu in a Nepali restaurant
  • Government taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Any services in Kathmandu
  • Airfare to Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance should include both rescue and medical assistance.
  • Personal trekking equipment, you can buy and rent in Kathmandu trekking stores
  • gratitude  for the tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Other of your personal expenses not mentioned cost includes section.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost
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2021 Jan 15 10 days US$ 1180 2-10 PaxJoin Group
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    10 days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-12 People

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Lodge/guest house

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    Maximum Altitude
    Gokyo Ri (5350m)

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Difficult

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I be fit for the Gokyo lake trek?

It is very important that you should be fit before trekking. Fitness for the Gokyo lakes trek includes a bit of physical and mental. You will have to be prepared for this trek mentally. A sudden problem might arise on the trail while trekking such a situation might be handle calmly with patience. However, practicing some yoga, basic exercise, and swimming daily before 5 months of this trek.

What is the best season for trekking Gokyo lake trek?

You can trek Gokyo lakes thorough the year. But you will need to pick a suitable and best season for you to trek Gokyo lake trek.  Since, this trek will also provide you a view of different high mountains so, during the spring and autumn season you will get the best view of the mountain.

What is the altitude profile of Gokyo lake trek?

You will be starting this trek from Kathmandu which is at an altitude of 1400 meters. The highest altitude of this trek is Gokyo Lake which is at an altitude of 4790 meters. During this trek, you will be gaining altitude slowly.

What permits do I need to have for this trek?

There are two types of permits that you will need to have for trekking Gokyo Lakes. TIMS permit is the first permit that you must have for trekking nay Himalayan region in Nepal.  And Sagarmatha national park permit is the second permit that you will need to have fore entering Sagarmatha national park.

 


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