gokyo lake trek

Gokyo Lake Trek is a unique opportunity to hike through relatively an off beaten trail in Everest region. It is also the great alternative trail to avoid the traffic route of Everest Base Camp but reward is simply incredible similar to that of Everest Base Camp. Everest Gokyo Lake is a great trek leading up to stunning ethnic village which offers panoramic views of gigantic mountains, large Ngozumpa Glacier and spectacular alpine lakes.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking is the ultimate trekking opportunity to explore the mighty mountain peaks, glaciers and stunning emerald lakes in Khumbu region. The panorama of the landscapes in Gokyo never disappoints but creates a magical moments throughout your venture. Everest Gokyo Lake trek is ideal for those who love the challenges that comes with high elevation. Hike through rugged and off beaten trail that has always something to offer in every coming new day. The trail route not only displays the surreal beauty of nature but also offers the customary and ecological grandeurs.

Gokyo Lake Trekking is graded as moderately challenging trekking trail in Nepal suitable only for physically fit and experienced trekkers who seeks challenges and want a photographic moment throughout the trek. The trail to Everest Gokyo Lake leads to astonishingly beautiful Gokyo that serves splendor Gokyo Lake and the majestic view of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablama, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse and multiple neighboring peaks.

Day 01:

Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m), Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel through private vehicle

Day 02:

Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley including UNESCO designated world heritage sites

Day 03:

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m/35 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8km-3/4 hours trek)

Day 04:

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11km-5/6 hours trek)

Day 05:

Acclimatization and exploration day at Namche Bazaar

Day 06:

Trek from Namche Bazzar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/6km-5/6 hours trek)

Day 07:

Trek from Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4,470m/10km-4/5 hours trek)

Day 08:

Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800m/7 km-4/5 hours trek)

Day 09:

Trek from Gokyo Valley to Gokyo Ri (5,357m-5/ hours) and hike to fifth lakes (9km-5/6 hours)

Day 10:

Trek from Gokyo to Dole (4,038m/5 km-3/4 hours)

Day 11:

Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/6-7 km-4/5 hours)

Day 12:

Trek from Namchebazzr to Lukla

Day 13:

Flight back to Kathmandu

Day 14:

Final Departure

Cost Includes:

    • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3* category hotel with BB and All mountain accommodation in Soft, comfortable, twin sharing private room with shared toilet (Local lodges)
    • All airport transfers.
    • Domestic Flight From Lukla to Kathmandu.
    • All airport taxes
    • All necessary paper work and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
    • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porter to carry luggage.
    •  Guide and porter salaries, insurance.
    • All government and local taxes

Cost exclusions:

    • Launch, Dinner or meals in trekking region.
    • Bottled drinks, Hot drinks, Boiled water or other Beverages.
    • All Personal expenses.
    • Hot Shower in Trekking region.
    • Travel insurance and Evacuation cost.
    • Tips (Not compulsory)
    • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
    • Items not included in Cost inclusions.
    • Costs due to Beyond Control conditions.
    Equipments  we need in trekking
    • Duffel or Shoulder straps bag or suitcase.
    • Warm wool or synthetic clothes , hat that covers your head and ears from cold during trek (only in winter season(January, February and December)
    1. Goggles for sunbeam dust and wind.
    2. A neck warmer  for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for winter season (January, February and December). Optional pair of  warm gloves (This is required if your are travelling in winter season  January, February and December).
    3. Woolen t-shirt for warmth.
    4. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (During in rainy season from June to September.
    5. 1 Pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), 1 Pair shorts.
    6. 2 Pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (During the trek in  winter January, February and December).
    7. 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
    8. 1 Pair light camping shoes or sneakers..
    9. 1 Pair sandals (Optional).

Frequently Asked Questions:


Do I need previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
If you are physically fit and have extra Exercise enough enthusiasm for the trip previous experience is not required.

Could I trek without a guide?
You could, the area is very safe and in most cases navigation is relatively easy-however with a guide you will get more out of the experience. Having someone with you that knows the local customs and language helps you interact with people you meet in remote villages, and shows that you respect their culture.

What will happen if I get sick on the trek?
Either you will get better, or if it seems serious we will evacuate you with Helicopter and will be taken to Hospital in Kathmandu where you’ll get excellent attention. Our crew is well versed in medical and emergency care and carry a reasonably comprehensive first aid kit.

What will happen if I get injured?
If it is serious (this has never happened). You will again be taken care by our staff. If evacuation is required, this will be arranged by Visit Nepal tour. It’s advised that if you have any personal doubts you should have evacuation insurance arranged. Nepal Tour Guide Team can advise you on this.

Will I get sick?
Not likely. The worst is you may get some diarrhea or temporary stomach upset. Please look our staying healthy during holiday topic for details. Follow the health advice given in our briefings during welcome dinner and you’ll be fine.

What is the food like on the trek?
Fantastic! If you haven't already tried Dal Bhat you are in for a treat - there is nothing better to fill that trekking appetite. Dal Bhat is the signature Nepali dish - rice and lentil soup served with two types of curried vegetables and pickles. It is on the menu in every tea-house on the trek. A nice breakfast specialty you might also want to try is Tibetan Gurung bread with honey. The mountain tea houses will also serve up more familiar western dishes like pizza, or muesli for the morning

Is there a problem with altitude sickness?
For our tours/treks below 4000m, there is little likelihood of being subject to altitude sickness, unless you are taking one of our more extreme adventure tours. Kathmandu rests at an altitude of only 1350-m (4430ft) and at this altitude there is no likelihood of altitude related sickness.

We’ll be advising you well in advance if altitude is an issue. Our tours/treks above 4000m do require acclimatization periods and any of our tours needing acclimatization has it built into the itinerary and that comes from 13 years of experience and the best medical advice... So don’t worry. If you want to know more about altitude sickness, please look the topic staying healthy.

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