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Nepal

Gokyo Lake Trek

$1450

Destination

Nepal

Activity

City Sightseeing /Trekking

Region

Everest region

Duration

14

Altitude

5480m

Accomodation

Teahouse

Meal

Full board on trek

Transportation

Private Car / Van or Flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Best Seasons

Sept-Dec and Mar-May

Group Size

01 to 20

Grade

Moderate

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Overview

Trip Highlights of Gokyo Lake Trek

  • a breathtaking mountain flight to Lukla
  • Stunning pictures of the pristine and fresh Gokyo valley can be captured.
  • Sherpa settlement and Tibetan Buddhism
  •  One of the most tranquil and uncrowded paths in the Everest region
  • For breathtaking 360-degree views of the Himalayas
  • views of sunrise and sunset of Mount Everest  from the altitude of 5357m Gokyo Ri
  • Observe Ngozumpa Glacier, the Nepalese Himalayas' longest glacier
  • Gokyo Lake- one of the  highest freshwater lakes in the high Himalayas

About the Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake treks are One of the most well-known trekking routes in the Everest region. The Ngozumpa glacier, the largest in Nepal and rumored to be the largest in the entire Himalayas, and five distinct, stunning lakes are located in the Gokyo Region, which is the highest point in the world. The main purpose of the trek to this region is to take a tour of the mountain valley and Gokyo Lake, which is 4,750 meters above sea level and offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Makalu, Mount Amadablam, Mount Thamserku, and others. Along with these stunning Himalayan views, you may take in a unique fusion of the Sherpa ethnic communities' culture and traditions that are found in the highlands. The Everest base camp is located west of Gokyo Lake and the Gokyo Valley Trek. The Everest Himalayan mountain range may be seen well from the trail that leads to it.

The Gokyo Lake Trek is seen as an alternative to the standard routes that lead to the Everest base camp trek. One of the fantastic vantage locations in this area is Gokyo Ri. From Lukla, a hike leads to the Gokyo Lakes. Province No. 1 of north-eastern Nepal A little town called Lukla is located in Solukhumbu's Khumbu Pasanglhamu rural municipality.

The trail continues along the Dudh Koshi River's bank after leaving Lukla Airport (Tenzing-Hillary Airport), which is located at 2,860 meters and is also one of the world's most dangerous airports. Namche, a stunning Sherpa settlement known for its homemade yak cheese and butter, is the next stop after the first night spent there for acclimatization. Namche is perched on the apex of an arch-shaped mountain with unexpected vistas of enormous Himalayan peaks from everywhere in the valley. After a long journey, you arrive at Gokyo Lake, where you can see Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho-Oyu, Mount Makalu, and other nearby Himalayan peaks. You return to Lukla from the same route and finally to Kathmandu.

We can change the days for travelers doing the Gokyo Lake Trek for 14 days in accordance with their preferences and worries. The Gokyo lake Chola beyond Everest base camp trekking-18 days might be a good alternative for your holiday if you have extra time.

 

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m ) 

Welcome from Mountain Guide Trek staff upon your arrival in Nepal. After check-in, if time allows, you will visit the MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants for final preparation of the trip.  (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis) 

Day 2: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2610m) 3-4 hrs.

We traveled to the airport early in the morning for the trip to Lukla. It is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to fly into Lukla. Further you will trek to Phakding for views of Kusum Kangaru and a green landscape. (Stay the night at a tea house with full board)

Day 03: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours.

Ascending through woods of Himalayan pine and Deodar cedar, we will follow the Dudh Kosi to the renowned village of Namche Bazaar. Namche is a historic commercial settlement of Tibetan and Nepalese merchants.  Namche Bazar is often called a gateway to Everest and a  great spot to shop for traditional goods. (Overnight stay with full board at the tea house).

 

Day 4: Adaptation Namche to Khumjung Return to Namche Bazaar after a trek.

The purpose of today is to slowly descend into the thin air and acclimate. You will begin the ascent toward Khumjung after breakfast. It takes roughly three hours to trek to Khumjung (3 780m). finnaly visit Namche Bazaar, which is renowned  entrance to the Everest region  for physical adjustment and observe  Sherpa traditional culture. (You'll stay an additional night  at a tea house with full board)

Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4090m) 5-6 hrs

On this day we will exploring the Namche region. After a leisurely two hours walk , we arrive at a small settlement called Shanasa. From here, the trek ascends the left side to Mongla hill and continues down to Phortse Thanga for the night. Our walk continues on the gradual trail with a few brief ups and downs overlooking magnificent views of  Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde peakuntil  you  arrive at Dole. (Stay the night at a tea house with full board).

Day 06: Trek Dole to Machhermo (4410m) 5-6 hrs

You will progressively rise up and make your journey from Dole to Machhermo.  Yaks are seen being brought to the pastures to feed.  Excellent views of Cho Oyu (8201m), Kantega (6783m), Thamserku (6623m) are visible in  front of you. As you arrive at Machhermo (4410m) you will (Stay the night at a tea house with full board).

Day 7: Machhermo to Gokyo trek (4750m) 4-5 hrs

The trail from Machhermo to Gokyo ascends a crest offering a spectacular perspective of both the valley below, to Kangtega, and the mountains above, to Cho-Oyu (8201m). Beyond the crest, the valley opens up as the trail travels through Pangka at 4390 meters above sea level and  ascent to the Ngozumpa glacier's terminal moraine. The first little lake, Longponga (4650m), is reached after a tough ascent up, second lake continues through the valley of Tanjung (4710m) and treks to Gokyo Lake (4750m). (Stay the night at a tea house with full board)

Day 8: Day hike for 6-7 hours to Gokyo Ri (5365m) and Gokyo Lakes

We have a tough journey up to the summit of Gokyo RI this morning, early (5357m). The Gokyo valley, the enormous Ngozumpa Glacier, and the entire Khumbu mountain range, including the enormous Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7879m), Makalu (8481m), Chocolate (6335m), Tabuchi peak (6495m), and Gychung Kang, are all magnificently visible (7922m). Return to Gokyo after savoring the breathtaking views from Gokyo Ri (4750m). When you go back down, we'll go to Gokyo to see the various stunning lakes that are located in the highest point on earth. (Stay the night at a tea house with full board)

Day 09: Trek Gokyo to Dole (4090m) 5-6 hrs

Today's journey back to Dole involves a short descent along the Dudh Koshi River, which emerges from the Ngozumpa Glacier. After passing the first and then second Gokyo Lakes, the journey descends to Pangka (4390m). You can enjoy the stunning vista of the Chocolate (6335m) and Tabuchi (6495m) peaks as they rise to our right as you walk along the trail. The path drops beyond Pangka and then climbs a rib on the opposite side of the hillside by traversing a level terrace. When we arrive to the Chorten at the edge, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega are beautifully seen. We make a leisurely descent to the expansive settlement of Machhermo. They finally reach Dole after passing through the lovely hamlets of Luza and Lhabarma once more (4090m). (Stay the night at a tea house with full board)

Day 10: Trek Dole to Namche (3440m) 5-6 hrs

We begin a difficult descent to Phortse Tenga on the day we do the final inspection back to the Cho Oyu range. Today's hike was primarily downhill. The trail's current profusion of plant and animal life, particularly wildflowers and rhododendrons, is its most notable characteristic. Animals including mountain goats, musk deers, pheasants, and other creatures may be seen. Today's attractions also include waterfalls. Upon arriving in MongLa, a remarkably beautiful location nestled on a spur of Mt. Khumbila. Tabuche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, and a distant view of Tengboche are all given a fresh aspect. After some distance walking, we come to a fork in the trail where the incline from Sanasa meets ours. From here, the track to Namche clings to the incline of the wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma and winds through a number of bends. After some distance walking, we come to a fork in the trail where the incline from Sanasa meets ours. From here, the track to Namche clings to the incline of the wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma and winds through a number of bends. Amadablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m), Kangtega (6783m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m), Cholaste (6335m), Tabuche peak (6495m), Khumbi La (5765m), and Kwangde Ri are all visible as we approach Namche army camp hill. Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse Shar (8382m), Nupt (6011m). After taking in the stunning view from the vantage point, descend to Namche Bazaar (3440m). (Stay the night at a tea house with full board).

Day 11: Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m) 6-7 hrs.

After a long walk today, we will have a long trek back to Lukla tomorrow. First, we must descend a long way before crossing a bridge and continuing on to Monju and Phakding, where we will eat lunch. We make our way back while taking in the beautiful countryside, going via a Sherpa village and amazing mountain vistas. After a 7-8 hour trek, we finally arrive in Lukla, where you can explore the neighbourhood before your guide reconfirms your flight details and you share one more celebratory dinner with your crew for an unforgettable journey. (Stay the night at a tea house with a full board).

Day 12: 30 minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

If the weather is fair, you fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning following your arduous mountain trek. You will reach Kathmandu's domestic airport after 30 minutes. If you don't have any important things to do that day, we will send a private car, van, or bus to pick you up at the hotel so you can rest and relax there all day. (BB base, overnight stay at a luxury hotel)

Day 13: Leisure Day in Kathmandu

Today is a free day, so if you'd want to buy some gifts from Nepal for your friends and family, you can visit some local stores or travel to Thamel to look for characteristic Nepalese things. Our guides can help you with this, or you can do it on your own. You could take some extra time today if you're intrigued to see some other parts of Kathmandu! Remember, to celebrate the conclusion of the Gokyo Lake Trek, Mountain Guide Trek crew and I will be giving a wonderful "Farewell supper" at a typical Nepalese restaurant! (BB base, overnight stay at a luxury hotel)

Day 14: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination)

The final day of this trip to Nepal is today. As your journey in Nepal comes to an end today, you are bidding goodbye to the Himalayas. There is nothing to do but organize the images and exchange emails with travel partners. You can go shopping or go sightseeing if you have more time. Mountain Guide Treks will send a representative to pick you up at the airport around three hours prior to the flight's planned departure time.

(Please take note that inclement weather frequently causes)

Please take note that inclement weather frequently causes the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight to be delayed by a few hours or perhaps cancelled for one, two, or more days. Even in the most favourable seasons, these situations can arise. As a result, in such circumstances, you must be ready for lengthy waits at the airports in Kathmandu and Lukla, as this may occur at the beginning or finish of the trek, or possibly both! We go above and beyond to prevent such delays and book you on the subsequent flight. Nevertheless, we advise you to be ready for unforeseen cancellations or delays and, if at all feasible, to go with a few extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the conclusion of the trip to account for them. If it is possible and our clients desire it, we can also arrange a helicopter rescue in such circumstances. You are free to choose an alternate adventure, such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions, in the event that the flight delay or cancellation occurs at the beginning of the trip and lasts so long that it disrupts your onward travel itinerary. You are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for however many days it takes to book a flight to Lukla if you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for the trip.

Cost Details

Includes
  • Service for airport pickup and drop-off.
  • Every land route followed the itinerary
  •  a luxurious hotel in Kathmandu 
  • Guesthouse or tent lodging in accordance throughout the trek
  • Flights : (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Tax on domestic air travel
  • "farewell meal."
  • English-speaking trekking guide, an assistant trek leader and  porters.
  • Mountain Guide hikes and Expedition kit 
  • All required documents and authorizations (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A complete first aid kit.
Exclude
  • Visa Entry for Nepal: at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • $40 or equivalent for a 30-day & $100 for a 90-day multiple-entry tourist visa. 
  • Airfare for travel abroad
  • Kathmandu or Pokhara for lunch and dinner 
  • Extra night's lodging (for whatever reason).
  • Rescue and travel insurance
  • Personal costs (phone calls, laundry, bar bills etc)
  • Personal trekking gear and attire.
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee.
  • Tips for porters and guides.
  • any gift and/or entrance fee for monuments.

Equipment

Equipment

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Gokyo Lake Trekking Nepal. This is not intended but a reminder for your comfort and convenience. 

High Body
  • T-shirts 
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • fleece sweater or jacket jacket made of fleece 
  • resistant to water shell coat vest or jacket made with down 
  • Body lotion and sunscreen
  • lightweight, wind- and water-resistant gloves
  • Trail map and guide book 
  • Hefty mitts or gloves with a waterproof shell outside
Lower Body
  • wearing underwear 
  • shorts for hiking 
  • Long, breathable cotton pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms and pants Waterproof 
  • Feet inner socks that are thin and light 
  • Trekking socks made of thick, warm wool 
  • Hiking boots with spare laces Camp footwear
Feet
  • inner socks that are thin and light 
  • trekking socks 
  • boots for hiking with extra laces
  • Camp footwear 
Accessories
  • sleeping bag
  • Money belt batteries and head touch
  • Initial Care Kit 
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • little towel
Elective Items
  • Knife, Swiss
  • Backgammon, chess, and playing card sets
  • hiking maps 
  • Binoculars
  • Extra batteries and a camera
  • Pen and journal
  • Home and family photos
  • Protein and energy bars (optional)

Dates & Price

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Map

Gokyo Lake Trek Map

FAQ's

March to May and September to December are the two best seasons for the Gokyo Lake trek. This time offers the best possible view of Mountains and Nature. Weather is also moderate in this season, so it is highly preferred by most travelers. Photogenic travellers will surely fall in love with this season as this season favours capturing photos and videos. What kind of accommodation is provided during the trek? Tourist standard hotels in tea-houses during the trek and Deluxe hotels in City areas Hot Shower and standard clean room with attached bathroom Free Wi-Fi Battery charge Western and Nepali food during the trek

The main culture you can see and experience during your trek is Sherpa Culture. Small mountain settlements and the surrounding areas are quite vibrant. If you  have spent your lifer in a city, you can learn more about the mountain life, the Sherpa people and villages, their way of life, culture, and costumes by getting closer to them and by having a personal experience.

  • Trekking guides who hold a license provided by the government 
  • English-speaking guides with extensive experience. 
  • 6 trekkers and 1 hiking guide (can be more upon your request) 2 hikers who can each carry up to 20 kg is assigned one porter (number of porters can be more upon your request) 
  • Guide can be available for the specified language.

Altitude sickness (also known as acute mountain sickness) is an unfavorable health condition that strikes our body when we are at a high altitude (above 2500m (about 1.55 mi)). If any symptoms are seen during the trek, firstly we will have a primary treatment to cure the sickness. First, we will walk down to a minimum of 150m (about 492.13 ft) from the location where the symptoms are seen, and walk down again if the symptoms are not improved. If the victim is unable to walk down on his/her own, we can hire a horse, or we can request our porter to carry the person. Warm water and ginger juice are also served to cure sickness. If these treatments are unable to cure the patient, rescue can be done by helicopter. The highest point during the Gokyo Lake Trek is 5480m(Gokyo Peak) so some people may suffer from Altitude Sicknes

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