Trip Highlights
  • Majestic views of the Mt. Everest and surrounds
  • Get to know Sherpa Culture
  • Explore the picturesque Namche Bazaar
  • Visit the ancient Tengboche Monastery
  • Fully guided and supported trek
  • Witness the mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes
  • Ascend Gokyo RI
  • Proper acclimatization designed
  • Striking Himalaya flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Kathmandu Voyaging around the holy temple; Boudhanath and Pashupatinath

Gokyo Lake trekking, 4,700m takes you on an adventure to the beautiful foothills of the Everest region while you are accompanied with mesmerizing natural wonders. The Gokyo Lake trek is indeed an amazing choice of adventure for those ambitious trekkers who are always ready to take on some extra miles for heart pumping exploration through trekking. Trekking to Gokyo Lakes is regarded as a substitute hike to the conventional Everest base camp trekking.

Seize this open door opportunity to see the gigantic view of the Mt. Everest on the edge of the peak situated at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m.

Why one should be eager to undertake this trek?

The 17 days Gokyo Lake Trek in Nepal is a platform to view the glorious peaks of Mt. Everest and the largest glaciers of Nepal titled as Ngozumpa glacier 36km long in the Khumbu region. The most outstanding part of this amazing Gokyo Lake trip has to be the encounters with the jaw dropping scenarios of peaks over 8000 meters which comprises of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest and Mt. Nuptse. This trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, providing the beautiful company of thrilling mountain scenery throughout the Khumbu. Another mesmerizing panorama of Gokyo trekking is the tremendous ice crest between Gyachung Kang, 7922m and Cho Oyu, 8,201 m . One of the most dramatic and interesting trek of the Everest Region has to be Gokyo Lake. The Gokyo Lake hike moves forward through the amiable Sherpas, their villages, wildlife, monasteries and the sensational mountain scenery of the area. In Kathmandu, we get two days to undergo one of the Asia’s most charming cities before we fly to Lukla, the beginning of our trek. Following the Dudh Koshi valley to the Namche Bazaar we hike into the Gokyo Valley. The path gradually ascends as we take every second of the brief trekking days to ensure the proper acclimatization. We then ramble beside the gorgeous turquoise lakes and the moraines of the Ngozumpa glacier to reach at our accommodation in Gokyo. This hike is completely flexible for those with less time but seeking to explore and experience a lifetime adventure in the lap of the majestic himalayas of Nepal. You will be guided into rugged challenging trails and the magical landscape of the pristine glaciers. You will be introduced with various chances to explore the subtle world of the legendary Sherpas with mysterious and diverse cultures. The Gokyo Lake trekking experience is certain to become one’s experience of a lifetime and the shared experiences of previous trekkers who have undertaken this trek in the Gokyo Lake trekking route proves that the beauty of this trek is out of the world.

The trek in the Gokyo lake trail with the use of Gokyo lake trekking map offers you with various opportunities to explore the unique taste of mountain ingredients which fills the hunger of the local people. You will get close encounters with the belief system of the people and will definitely be humbled with their kind and welcoming gesture. The experience will stun you with the magical presence of wildlife like musk deer and the essence of wilderness as you make your way through the scented forest of conifer, pines, oaks and rhododendrons. After accomplishing the amazing journey to Gokyo Lakes, you will be left with nothing but joy and pride in your heart. So what are you waiting for?

Nepal Nomad trekking assists you in meeting a very experienced climbing crew who were born and raised on the rugged mountain sections. If you wish to know more about the Gokyo lake trekking or us, contact us now. It will be no problem for us in delivering you with a tailor made Gokyo Lake Trekking Itinerary, if you wish to receive and take a look at one.

Itinerary

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Today resembles our very initial step towards Gokyo Lake trekking where our team member will pick you up from the airport after your landing and comfortably lead you to your accommodations which is later followed by a pre-trip briefing program. We plan to welcome you with a delicious Nepali cuisine dinner as well.

  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Today, we will make a delightful use of the day through sightseeing in the amazing city of Kathmandu. Our guide will take you visiting to some incredible places in the city like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square and many others which have been enlisted in the UNESCO’s world Heritage site. Then the sightseeing is followed by another discussion and introduction session.

  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

After an early morning b/fast, we take the super flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at 2827m. The airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s, Flight time is about 35 minutes. We will have time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew sort out and load the trekking equipment after landing. When it’s the afternoon, we will start walking through a descent way leading towards the Dudh Kosi River which ultimately joins the main trail of Namche Bazaar. The path isn’t that difficult or tough rather it is an easy walk. After crossing Ghat, it won’t take long for us to reach Phakding located at an elevation of 2,652 meters.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2652m

Commencing our hike from Phakding, we pass over the river and follow the trail where we will come across the porter from the south ferrying supplies to Namche. The path keeps is near the river valley which is enclosed by the splendid rhododendron and the blue pine forest which is spectacular in the spring months when the flowers are in bloom. After we come across at the Dudh Kosi at Benkar where there are tantalizing glimpses of the snow peaks Thamserku (6623m) and Kusum Kanguru (6369m). We arrive in time for lunch at Monjo (2835m); here it is only a short walk We spend the night in Monjo with the afternoon free to do some exploring around the village. The day has been deliberately kept short to aid acclimatization, a very important process that’s good on the body.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Monjo
  • Altitude: 2835m

It is day five of the journey; the trek for today is rather ruthless and includes the outrageous ascent to the Namche Bazaar. We start from Monjo and then take a short stroll to the National Park entrance before we come across the Dudh Koshi to Jorsale (2805 m). The hike proceeds to the upstream on flat terrain where we come to the right bank, to the junction of the Dudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi rivers. From around here we begin steep ascent to the Namche Bazaar. Afterward, we cross the suspension bridge above the river; we gradually pace to the Namche. As the glimpse of mountain peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Everest and Taweche comes into for the first time, we get some wonderful photo opportunities. At Namche, we will have our lunch and then in the mean time, you are free to shop for ‘Tibetan artifacts’ or chill with the spectacular scenery.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3446m

We start with a lofty one-hour move to the Sengboche airstrip from where we will gradually rising towards Khunde passing various chorten (stone Buddhist landmarks) and slope station. We go to the slope station to have a magnificent perspective on Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and numerous other snow-topped mountains inside 360 deg point. We walk further to Khumjung town which is the biggest town in Khumbu, at the lower region of the holy pinnacle Khumbila. We can likewise visit Khhumjung religious community. It is a little settlement of Sherpa people group

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Khumjung
  • Altitude: 3,789m

In the wake of having a day acclimatization day in Khumjung, we proceed with our trekking to Dole by following a similar course to base camp until Sanasa then trail climbs up to Mongla. From here, you will see all encompassing perspectives on different mountains. You trek steeply slip going through Phortse Tenga and from that point, the path climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch woodland decorated with hanging greeneries and lichens.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dole
  • Altitude: 4,040m

After Dole, the trek leads regularly at the edge of the valley, where the little and prickly bushes offer approach to scour juniper as the altitude increments. The path passes many summer settlements, which are utilized when yaks are taken to these fields to eat in the late spring months. In front of you are magnificent perspectives on Cho Oyu, while withdraw the valley are the pinnacles of Kantega and Thamserku.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Machhermo
  • Altitude: 4,150m

After Machhermo, the trek leads over an extremely picturesque way to Pangka and afterward slides marginally, tailing one of the soften water Rivers which stream down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a precarious rough slanted into the valley by the side of the icy mass, passing the first of the heavenly lakes. We before long land at the subsequent lake, crossing the way which heads over the ice sheet to Cho La. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari will show up and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Strolling with on the bank of the gokyo lakes, we arrive at our last goal gokyo lodges.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gokyo
  • Altitude: 4,750m

Today we will take rest at Gokyo town and relish perspectives on beguiling locales of Gokyo town. On the off chance that the day is fine, at that point we can climb Gokyo Ri and appreciate perspectives on the stunning Everest Region. The Gokyo locale gives you perspectives on Gokyo top as well as gives you magnificent opportunities to think about at the arrangement of six emerald lakes. You can likewise observe Thonak Tsho Lake (forward lake) and Ngozuma Thso lake (fifth lake). The forward pool of this arrangement has a high precipice and pinnacles transcending the lake pretty much 3 km north. We can relish the perspectives on the turquoise-hued water of the lake. In addition, we can jump on the slope and get stunning perspectives on Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Makalu. Cho-Oyu base camp is arranged past the fifth lake, from where we can draw nearer perspectives on Mt. Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang. Cho-Oyu base camp and the greatest ice sheet of the world - the Ngazumpa Glacier is a view we can get from the northern piece of the fifth lake. In the event that conceivable we may even go to the 6th lake as well. We at that point come back to Gokyo town and spend medium-term at our cabin.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gokyo
  • Altitude: 4720m

Fit and acclimatized, we leave Gokyo to slide to the subsequent lake and drop down into Dole. Today is an awesome day regarding view as we pursue to the trail north out of Gokyo. A short move to a peak uncovers a magnificent view towards Everest and Lhotse. We pursue this fundamental path for some time longer, passing numerous brokers selling Tibetan crafted works, to a junction high over the Dudh Kosi. The path to Everest drops down the slope yet we turn off here and move to cross the Mon La before coming to Phortse Tenga. From Phortse Tenga, the path climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch backwoods decorated with hanging greeneries and lichens.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dole
  • Altitude: 4690m

After breakfast we descend steeply through beautiful forests of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Dole. After a welcome break and perhaps a cup of tea we cross the Dudh Kosi, and ascend to Phortse.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phortse
  • Altitude: 3440m

Admiring a heavenly perspective on Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and close up perspective on Thamserku, after breakfast, we start our trek towards Tengboche. With few high points and low points, our trek pursues on the continuous path by disregarding grand perspective on the incomparable Himalaya. En route, we can spot wild lives like bird, musk deer, or a crowd of Himalayan Thar. The path goes bit by bit down up to Kyangjuma.. Passing the supplication banners decorated scaffold over the waterway of the Dudh Koshi just as by following the pine timberland we reach at the Phunki Tenga, which includes with the little armed force post in the midst of the elevated woods just as the little settlement with a few the tea houses. We at that point take towards the difficult rise after a casual lunch at the Phunki Tenga. We at that point advance toward the woods of the pine and at last reach at the Tengboche which is a dumbfounding spot for the nearby shot of the Everest, Nuptse and the Ama Dablam. Tengboche religious community is additionally one of the greatest Buddhist Monastery in the whole Khumbu district where we remain for a medium-term stay hold up at the Tengboche.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3,860m

After the early breakfast, we move descending steeply through lovely backwoods of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga. Following a much needed reprieve and maybe some tea we cross the Dudh Kosi, and climb upward to Trashinga. The course shapes over the valley through Shanasa and its then a continuous stroll to Namche Bazaar where we eat and slip to Monjo for a stay.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Monjo
  • Altitude: 2835m

Today is our last day of trekking. It's just a concise stroll along the valley before we make the last move up to the airstrip at Lukla. Lunch is served at our hotel and the evening is free for you to meander around, unwind or maybe have a blistering shower! At night, we'll have a goodbye supper pursued by a couple of celebratory beverages.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2800m

Finally today, we catch a flight heading to Kathmandu, scheduled in the morning to avoid any critical form of weather conditions. Then after the landing, you will be taken to your accommodations with full safety.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

On the last day, don't hesitate to unwind until your takeoff or to start any extra excursions or exercises you may have booked. You'll be moved to the worldwide air terminal in time for your arrival flight home on the off chance that you are withdrawing. 

  • Meals: 1 breakfast with tea/coffee
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

What's Included

  • 3 night's accommodations in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Everything on meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal l flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for client and Trek Leader.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places for accommodations, trek leader and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations and other allowances included in trekking arrangements.
  • Basic first aid, Trek bag kit carried by your leader.
  • None of the single supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport Pick and departure Drop.

Food (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.

Airport Taxes, car, taxi or van, Visa fees.

Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.

Own Expenditure(Personal) , .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become responsible traveler.

Drinks or meals except 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, Personal clothing and equipment, Travel insurance, Optional trips. Tipping in general for trek crew (driver, Trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).

Charges sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience Required:

Physical fitness along with some experience on trekking is a must requirement for anyone wishing to join the Gokyo Lake trekking. Since there will be days filled with challenges, one must be fit and sound for tackling with them and gaining the utmost from the experience.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Our team will be conducting a brief pre-trip meeting including some introduction and discussion sessions which will help us in delivering a team work while on the trekking journey. It will be hosted in a favorable place, whether our office in Kathmandu or someplace else as per the comfort.

Equipment Check List:

One must be properly equipped in order to successfully attempt the whole trek. The following equipment must be kept in consideration without it exceeding the weight limit of 20 kg;

Head:-

For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

Accessories:-

Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

A typical day begins with a heartwarming morning cup of tea or coffee or any other items that is available as per your choice with it being delivered by the Sherpa. Then after getting well energized, we head for reaching another destination with our packed bags and loaded energy. We have lunch on the way and then have dinner in our next accommodation in the afternoon while enjoying our free time with games, explorations and chats.

Accommodation:

One must keep it in mind that there can be certain need for adjustments as the lodging facilities are very limited in number with shared facilities of bathroom and shower. However, one can find it hard to get access to shower at times. But no matter what, your comfort will be given utmost priority.

Insurance:

Nepal Nomad’s booking terms and condition requires you to be properly insured in emergency evacuation aspect, trip cancellation aspect and medical aspect if you wish to join us in this Gokyo lake trek.

Altitude Sickness:

One is very prone to altitude sickness in higher altitude resulting in shortness of breath, vomiting, nausea, headache and other aspects of it. So we have reserved acclimatization process in our trekking plan and itinerary to avoid any sort of problems regarding the altitude. There will be emergency rescue evacuation as well if the conditions are severe and need immediate help.

Meals:

One will be facilitated with three meal services; two of which will be provide in the same overnight accommodation like Dinner and Breakfast. Lunch will be taken along the journey; in the middle of trekking.

FAQs

Gokyo Lake Trekking is regarded as one of the challenging treks in the Everest region however, it can be attained by any enthusiastic individual who seeks keen interest in travelling and trekking and is ever ready to pour their dedication on the trekking process. Similarly, the walks won’t last for more than eight hours a day which means 8 hour is the maximum time limit for a day’s trek and normally 5-6 hours of walk is carried out in each day with challenges in accordance to the route and weather.

Of course! Your shoes are what lead you all throughout the route and walking with the support of good shoes will provide you the best trekking experience.

What’s more? Remember quality socks. Glad feet equivalent an upbeat trekker, so search out an open air and gear store that will assist you in getting admirably fitted, reasonable, tough and agreeable shoes that will last until the end over the long haul.

We don't have an itemized preparing program as it is hard to prescribe a general program that applies to everybody. The preparation you ought to do as per your plan for the Gokyo Lake Trekking relies upon your present degree of wellness and any physical ailments.

Every person is prone to altitude sickness in a way or another, while the only difference can be the physical fitness and immunity in accordance to different individuals. Through our several experiences, we've discovered that including carefully coordinated acclimatization days into the trek, has helped trekker’s adjust with climate and heights pretty easily in comparison to those treks done in the absence of acclimatization days.

However, the common Symptoms of altitude sickness are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Medical Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

In the case of an emergency, there are bounded medical facilities on the course, yet our aides convey a full medicinal pack and are prepared broadly on the best way to utilize it. We likewise convey compact elevation chambers, which are helpful in the event that somebody is experiencing AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) yet can't be emptied because of terrible climate. The wellbeing of our voyagers and team is our main need. On the off chance that a kindred trekker in your gathering needs to plunge, at that point an associate guide would go with them. We have bunches of care staff on the trek, so the individual sliding would be very much cared for, and won't affect on the remainder of the gathering's experience. In a extreme health cases, helicopter evacuation is managed.

A few housing have charging stations accessible for little electronic gadgets, for example, mobile phones, cameras and battery packs, however will frequently come at an extra expense.

The best time for Gokyo Lake trekking is autumn (September to November) and spring (March to June). As these seasons are the time where we will get amazing views and the temperatures will also get hotter which will be good for Gokyo Lake Trekking. But winter and monsoon trekking can also be done with extra preparations.

No, you do not get to stay at Gokyo Lake for overnight as it doesn’t have proper facilities and thus, has not been permitted. Rather, you remain at Dole where you stroll into base camp for a day trip.

Yes, you can safely leave your any excess gears in your Kathmandu accommodation.

Dress Simple. For the individuals who wish to wear shorts, ensure the shorts spread your knees. For those that are agreeable in stockings, have a long top over them. Keep in mind; we are visitors going through these towns. Neighborhood individuals may feel humiliated, for them and for you, in the event that you dress inappropriately.

There are various stores where you can trade cash directly down the road in Thamel. You can exchange Nepalese rupees from five to one thousand. There are likewise ATMs accessible for use in fundamental urban areas including Kathmandu, Pokhara and Namche; be that as it may, ATM expenses are pertinent, which might be in extra to what your card or bank supplier may charge.
 

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