Gokyo Lake Trek - 13 days

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Duration
13 days
Max. Elevation
5357m
Group size
1-20
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
We will All ground transportation & Domestic Flight
Best Season
During spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).
Accomodation
we will be staying 3 ***Hotel in Kathmandu and Normal Hotels during the Gokyo Lake Trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis
Meals
Breakfast , in Kathmandu and all meal During a Gokyo lake Trek
Starts at
lukla
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-NamcheBazzar-Gokyo Lake -Gokyo Ri

Highlights

    • Peaceful and off-the-beaten-path in the Everest region
    • Sunrise and Sunset view
    • Stunning photographs can be captured
    • Dazzling glacial lakes with an awesome view of Himalayas
    • Ngozumpa glacier-one of the biggest glaciers in the Khumbu region.
Gokyo Lake Trek is the best destination in the Everest region where you will be enjoying the awesome view of glorious mountains, glacier lakes, rhododendron forests, and so on. Also, you can observe the iconic town and the gateway of the Khumbu region-Namche Bazar.

The trekking trails to the Gokyo Lake are less busy but still affords to attract the tourists with its local village life, amazing views of icy rivers, glacier, snow-capped mountains, and crystal clear dazzling water and fresh air. Actually, this lake is made up of six factors of water and a lake which is situated at the elevation of 4,700 to 5,000m. Sagarmatha National Park also includes Gokyo Valley.
Likewise, Gokyo lake trek  is also known as the highest freshwater lake system in the world. This lake is designed as a Ramsar site and also important for Hindus and Buddhists. As if you spend extra days in Gokyo Valley, you can also explore 5th and 6th lakes which lie in the high altitude at the foot of Cho Oyu which is the 6th highest mountain in the world.
Following the same, having climb up to Gokyo RI (5,357 meters) offers you the amazing view of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu. Along with mountain views, you can also observe the biggest glaciers in this region, Ngozumpa, and ice ridges. Also, amazing sunrise and sunset from the top of the hill is breath-taking.
In order to acclimatize before starting your journey to Gokyo lake Trek valley, you will stay in Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar offers you to have to trek nearby Khumbu and also you can also hike to Hillary School which was made by Sir Edmund Hillary, who was the first person to summit the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest for the first time in the history.

Food and Accommodation


Everyone is well known about the foods and accommodation is not free at higher altitudes. Tea Houses and Lodges in the Everest region are basic. Yet, you are provided healthy and hygienic food and drinks every day.
The cost of Food and Accommodation depends upon the altitudes. In lower altitudes, food and accommodation cost less but at a higher elevation, it is difficult for the supply of food. People themselves, donkey and the yaks are the means of transportation for supplying food. Well, on average a single meal costs you $4-$6. Also, price depends upon the variety which you’ve ordered.

In the case of accommodation, you will be staying in the Tea House. This route is known as the teahouse trek route. The facilities that you get will depend upon the altitude variation. In the lower region, you can find luxury and basic accommodation. But as the altitude increase accommodation will be basic. Staying in a Teahouse will cost nearly $3-$6 per person. Getting a single room at a higher altitude is rare. You will be provided rooms in twin sharing basic.

You are provided two single comfortable bed with a pillow and a warm blanket. It is better to carry your sleeping bag with you for making yourself warmer. You will not provide an extra blanket during the peak season. There is less chance of getting the attached bathroom at a higher altitude. And also you will not find toilet paper so better to carry yourself.


Trekking Equipment and Gears


For trekking in any region, you need to have high knowledge of trekking equipment and gears. If you are trekking for the first time then you need to buy a lot of things. This trek is not included in climbing sectors so that you just need to buy suitable clothing, snacks, backpack, trekking boots, and trekking equipment like trekking poles and so on.
Buying all the necessary equipment will cost more than excepted. In case if you are planning to visit Nepal again then it is better to buy new equipment rather than taking in rent. If it’s not your plan to visit Nepal again or in case of a low budget, you can take trekking equipment in rent from Thamel. The costs of each renting the trekking equipment vary from $1-$15 per day. So, it is better to buy a new one. But make sure that don’t take trekking boot in rent.

Guide and Porter


While hiking in Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo, taking a guide and porter with you is the best choice. This trek is difficult so that better hire a guide and porter. Approximately, you need to hike 5-6 hours per day while the trails are steep and slopy which is dangerous.
A guide is a person who leads you to your destination providing you a lot of entertainment and help to share your burden while you’re in trekking. A guide will always take care of you making sure that you’re safe. He/She will be always there for you in case of any difficulties or emergencies. A well experienced and government license guide will charge $30 per day.

Similarly, a porter is someone who carries all your luggage safe and sound in trekking. You can be free and should not worry about your luggage. You can let him carry freely. An experienced porter will also charge $20 per day.

Be sure about the rules for guide and porter. Suppose you got ill in the middle of the trekking and could not complete it for any reason. In that case, you have to pay the full amount that owes for the whole trek. But if the guide got ill then you should pay only up to that pay or can exchange the guide.

Permits required for Gokyo Lake Trek


Trekking in any trekking route in Nepal requires permits. There is no chance of exploring the entire route without the trekking route. Likewise, you need to carry two different permits for having Gokyo Lake Trek. They are:

Best Time to Visit Gokyo Lake Trek 

  
Nepal Trekking is possible throughout the year. However, the best window for the trekkers to visit Nepal for the walking holiday is spring and autumn season. During this season blooming flowers and clear make it fascinating for the trekkers.
Moreover, trekking is to have the perfect vista and clear weather. Months of March – May and September – November are relatively clearer. The chance of cancellation is very low. If you are planning to do the Everest Base Camp Trekking then these months are ideal choice. You can book the trekking according to your holiday plans though throughout the year.
Book the Gokyo Lake Trek in Nepal with us. You will be blessed by the mesmerizing mountain vistas and overwhelmed by the impeccable hospitality of our crew members. Come and join us to knit the legendary travel tale of your lifetime in the most affordable price.

What is the The weather condition in the Everest region?


Everest is the right place to trek all over the year. The people can trek in all seasons in the Gokyo Lake Trek . The March to May and October to November are the most popular trekking months in Nepal. The Himalayan peak is the coldest region so you should avoid the monsoon and winter season to trek in the high altitude. During the winter days, the temperature will be below minus. On the monsoon season, the trekking routes are damaged by the rain. But you can able to trek in the Everest region on rainy days.
journey of Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is obviously a high altitude trail. Therefore, the risk of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is the biggest factor which you can’t miss out. However, careful planning and expert guidance can help you overcome this sickness. Remember that even the locals can suffer from AMS. So, it is common for all regardless of their physical fitness level.
Our trekking guides help you gradually adapt to the altitude gain. It is essential to do acclimatization activities before heading to higher altitude. Don’t avoid Namche and Gokyo acclimatization breaks. Usually, altitude sickness starts from place above 3000 m. Everest trek starts from 2800 m. Therefore, you need to be very careful. Always heed the instructions of the guide and consume plenty of fluids and carbohydrate.

Carry your important medicine:


Medicine is very important if you have any disease you must carry the medicine with you. I mean “prevention is better than care” mountain region we can’t find any health care, clinic, and hospital if there is clinic you may not get according to your problem medicine. So; I humble request please prepare if you are continually taking the any medicine please. It is very important but our company will provide something first aid kid bag normally as headache, fever, stomach problem as diarrhea, cough & cool some bandage, tape & Diamox for high altitude
sickness in High Mountain

Local Area Permit


Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
Local Area Permit
Basically, this permit works as TIMS. This is the permit that is issued by the local government in the Khumbu region for the conservation of this region. The cost of Local Area Permit is $20 per person including 13% VAT.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit


While trekking in the Everest region, you have to pass through Sagarmatha National Park whichever route you follow. For that, having Sagarmatha National Park Permit is necessary whenever you explore this region. Permits are checked in every checkpoint. The cost of Sagarmatha National Park permit is $30 per person including 13% VAT.

Permits are very necessary documents for exploring any region of Nepal. It is checked in every checkpoint throughout the trekking trails. This is because of your safety. If you are found trekking in this region without permits then you will be given punishment according to the law and should pay an extra charge. Necessary Permits are available in:

Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu (Both permits are available)
Pasang Lambhu Municipality, Lukla (Local Area Permit)
Monjo Village (National Park Permit)

Important Note

We try to depart on the scheduled itinerary, we cannot promise to guarantee fixed departure only in case of flight cancellation, delays. we request you to plan out an extra few days in case the weather does not stay in our favor.  Since your safety is our uttermost priority, we also request you to follow your team leaders and your guides’ since they are trained and experienced in this particular area. We can arrange to occupy your day with adventures and exploration activities to utilize the day.

The weather condition in the Himalayas is also subject to change which can be an obstruction during your travels. Since obstacles are unpredictable, Nepal Adventure pilgrimage Treks & Expedition facilitates our customers to arrange helicopter service if needed (at extra cost). We can arrange helicopter service during the time of flight delays/ cancellation and during personal preferences.  Since helicopters can fly in arduous circumstances compared to airplanes.

Trip Itinerary

As you land at Kathmandu airport, we will escort you from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.

On this day, you gonna fly from Kathmandu to Lukla on a domestic plane. The morning flight will be best, you can witness stunning views of the wonderful Himalayas from the plane window.

After reaching the Lukla, you will be trekking towards Phakding. Your destination for the night will be Phakding.


Your journey starts from Phakding, you will trek a trail through Everest towards Namche Bazar. Namche is known as the popular name in the Everest region. The route will be long and tiring, yet rewarding. You will witness small villages like Monjo and Jhorsale to Namche. You will spend the night in Namche tower.


Acclimatization day is the day when you will trek to higher altitudes. Most of the trekkers hike to the famous hotel called Hotel Everest View. There, you can enjoy your breakfast with stunning views of Everest and some other Himalayas.

The trek starts from Namche Bazaar to Dole with full energy and excitement. The trail will be easy up to Mong La pass. Through that checkpoint, the trail gets separates to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake. The trail will not be easy as before, it will be rugged and dusty. You will witness amazing views of the Himalayas which will keep you energizing. Your shelter will be at the teahouse in Dole.

The trek starts from the Gokyo lake trekking trail to MAcchermo. The trail will not be easy and the route is an uphill trail. You need to be hydrated so drink plenty of water. When you reach above 4500 meters the air becomes thin so, you need to be conscious about your health. Overnight at a lodge in Macchermo.


You will start trekking from Gokyo valley. The trail will be exiting with a stunning view of mountains and hills. You will witness beautiful Himalayan Vistas and amazing local people. Gokyo village is a lovely and warm welcoming village. There are few lodges and teahouse and you will be staying a night over there.


Gokyo Ri is a peak known as the famous viewpoint in Gokyo Valley trek. Early sunrise, you will be trekking to Gokyo Ri. Through the peak, you will see an amazing sunrise view over the great snowy peaks. And also witness the blue Gokyo lakes and the Gokyo village as well. You will stay in the teahouse or lodge of Gokyo village.


After spending time over Gokyo village, you will pack your bags and get ready to trek back to Dole. Trekking back will be easy than before and under the beautiful nature, it gives you enjoyment. Overnight in Dole.

Dole to Namche Bazaar will be a longer trail. To keep up you need to during water to be hydrated. You will witness the incredible Himalayan vistas around while you trek back. At Namche Bazaar, you don’t feel to stay in the hotel room because of the beauty of the town(3,450 meters). So, enjoy the town and explore the market. You will be staying the night in the hotel of Namche Bazaar.


As you know the trail is too long to reach Lukla. You need to start trekking early so it will be much easier in trails. During your trek, the trail will be not so crowded and porters will not be waiting for you on the trail. You can have your launch at any place you want while trekking back.

After trekking the whole day, Lukla will be a pleasant place to rest. Lukla may be a small town but, you will still find amazing hotels, cafes and shops to get the necessary goods.


It is the final day in Everest. If the weather is good, you will catch your flight early morning and get back to Kathmandu. Some times with bad weather your flight may be delayed as well. After you landed at Kathmandu, we will escort you to the hotel in a private vehicle.


Today is the last day of the trek in Nepal. You will have breakfast early morning and we will help you to drive to the airport for departure.

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Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop by a private vehicle
    • 2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at (3* Hotel) with breakfast Welcome dinner or farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
    • Trekking permits, National Park entrance fee and TIMS (Trekkers Security Card) permits
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets and departure tax
    • Accommodations on a trek (Lodge/ Tea house)
    • 5 Hot showers (Attached bathroom) on a trek
    • All breakfast and 1 special dinners in Kathmandu
    • Three meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) a day during the trek
    • Purified drinking water (Medicated proof & safe)
    • Fresh fruits after every dinner (During the trek)
    • Licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
    • A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
    • Insurance of Guide and Porters
    • All required local tax and Gov tax
    • Down jackets and sleeping bags (Rental basis)
    • Official Trekking T- Shirt, Official duffel bag &Trekking Route Map (As a souvenir) Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage certificate (after completion the trek)
    • xi-meter: To check , heart rating and oxygen saturation to Everest Base Camp and return
    • First Aid Service (Basic)

Doesn't Include

    Nepal visa fee: Nepal entry visa : US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days
    • International Airfare
    • Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.
    • Tips for trekking & other employed staffs.
    • Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges).
    • Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above

Complimentary

    • Welcome and Farewell Dinner at Nepalese Style Cultural Restaurant
    • Shopping assistance around Thamel
    • Any kinds of secretarial and clerical works

Professional,reliable service Gokyo Lake Trek

I booked an Gokyo Lake Trek trip with Anil in Oct 2022. Weather was bad for flying at the start, so Anil came up with a nice plan to extend the Manaslu Trek . Everything went smoothly. My guide, Bhabanath was really experienced and help full He Know about the Every Think about The Trekking . Good thing, because sleeping accomadations at this busy time are quite difficult to secure without careful planning. Great time, great weather and lots of fun. Thank you Anil and Bhabanth. if you go to Nepal please you have to choose Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trek with us, finding out if everything was good with us. Thanks again! if you go to Nepal I will Recommend to Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trek.

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Australia
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Frequently Asked Questions

You can easily get your visa at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. You need to have a passport size photo along with the original passport.

Yes, it is safe in Nepal. Over the past 10 years, Nepal has become the top traveling destinations in the world.

Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Nepal. According to data, Lots of travelers want to visit Nepal in September, October, March, and April.

It depends upon the routes that you are traveling. Teahouse has commonly used accommodation during the trek.


You can get the shower services but you have to pay. So, it’s up to your choice how many times you want.

Dal and Bhat is a commonly used food that Nepalese used. Besides that, you can find basic restaurant items like Momo, Chowmin, Noodle, and fried rice.

Yes, you can hire a guide and porter for your trek. An experienced guide can charge a high amount of cost for their service.

You can get communication facilities in lots of places during the trek. You can get wi-fi services for enjoyment.


Our guide can speak English, Chinese, Spanish, Hindi, and many more.

You must have insurance. if you get sick, accidents, loss of your bags or luggage even missing flights it will help to recover.

You can book your trip by consulting one of our tour operators through email. S/He will help you for further process.

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Packing List

  • Rucksack or daypack (30 liters) with waterproof cover
  • Trekking pants and waterproof trousers
  • T-shirts or shirts
  • Down jacket
  • Wind/ waterproof light jacket
  • Fleece jumper or jacket
  • Inner Thermal (top and trouser)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sunglasses, sun hat, woolen cap, or balaclava
  • Inner and outer gloves
  • Headlamp, power bank, and extra batteries
  • Sun protection cream, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer
  • Towel, flip-flop or rubber sandal, toiletries
  • Water bottle and water purification tablets
  • 4 season Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner

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