Gokyo Lake Trek
Trekking Duration: 10 Days
Starting from: Lukla 30minetues fly from Kathmandu.
Ending at: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous.
Maximum Altitude: Gokyo Ri 5350 Meters.
Culture: Particularly based on Sherpa Buddhism Tibetan
Trek Style: Teahouse (Lodge) or camping trek
Himalayan sights: Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt.Amadablam, Mt.Thamserkhu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt.Lhotse etc.
Gokyo Lakes trek is one of the popular trekking trails around Gokyo valley that offers the beautiful turquoise lakes and ascent of Gokyo Ri for the superb view of Mount Everest and many other peaks. Life Dream Adventure has depth experience to arrange the trip in relevant area of Gokyo valley since the opening of this trail. The Gokyo Valley provides a great alternative to the popular Everest Base Camp trek as this trek offers an excellent opportunity to observe the highest mountain of the world at close range.
The Gokyo Lake trek begins with mountain flight from Kathamndu to Lukla at about 45 minute. We then trek valley towards Namche, and other villages of Khumbu, Thame & Khumjung passing the bank of Dudh Koshi River. After Khumjung Valley we branch off from the main busy trail towards the sleepy village of Phortse Tenga and finally reaching to our final destination at Gokyo. Gokyo is a beautiful valley gifted with two beautiful high lakes and the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest in the Nepal Himalaya. Mountains above 8000m peaks like Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu are visible at once from the ridge above Gokyo. We make the climb above the glittering lakes to capture sunset over one of the most awesome spectacles the Nepal Himalaya. The main attraction of this trek is the view of the fantastifc ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang at an elevation of 7922m.
Gokyo lake trek is an extraordinary trek that it offers an ample opportunity to explore the wonderful destination and its astounding sight, which is beyond imagination.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is categorized under Strenuous Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 5,360m/17,585ft at Gokyo RI. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is between autumn [September to November] and spring [March to May]. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
No special fees or permits is required for trekking in this region as trekkers do not need to climb any of the peaks. Only an entrance fee is charged to gain access to Everest National Park [US $ 33 per person]. For trekking to the east of the main Everest region, an additional permit is required to enter the Makalu – Barun National Park [US $ 28 per person]. These fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel or directly at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu [Tel: 00977-1-4222453, 00977-1-4223590] or Pokhara [Tel: 00977-1-521167]
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu where you will welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program and preparation for trek.
Day 02: Fly Kathmandu - Lukla than trek to Phakding (2652m) 4 Hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) 6 Hrs.
Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche bazaar – Hike to Khumgung village then back to Hotel in Namche.
Day 05: Trek to Dole (4200m) 5 Hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Machhermo (4400m) 5 Hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4700m) 4 Hrs.
Day 08: Early morning hike to Gokyo RI (5360m) after breakfast trek to Dole (4200m) 5 Hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6hrs
Day 10: Trek to Lukla (2652m) 7hrs
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu Rest and relaxing day.
Day 12: Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu 3star categories hotel.
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Domestic flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu and airport departure taxes
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader or guide and Sherpa porters to carry including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work TIMS card and trekking permits
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters
Gokyo Lake Nepal Trekking
We have been trekking in Nepal with OB for many years.Now we book our flights from Australia to Kathmandu and OB does the rest. He organises any internal flights, hires the Sherpa and porters, books the tea-houses, ensures that we become acclimatised slowly and our wellbeing and safety is his number one priority. We would thoroughly recommend OB to anyone wishing to experience trekking in the spectacular Himalayas.
Beautiful Nepal, made even more wonderful with Life Dream Adventure!
I have been to Nepal many times and every time I need bus tickets, domestic flight tickets or trekking trips, I would engage the services of Life Dream Adventure. Hari is very efficient and takes pride in organizing every trip to the best of his ability. He is also prompt in responding to queries and definitely doesn't disappoint you. Hari and his team provides the most wonderful services to each and every one of their tourist. They are warm and friendly and will go all out to ensure that every one of their tourist meets their needs and request, no matter how demanding it may be.
I had been to 2 solo trekking trips organized by Life Dream, one was to Tilicho lake in June 2014 and the other was to Gokyo Lake in Dec 2015. Both experiences were amazing. As I was alone, I did not get any porter. I also did not have any companion except for Mr Ob, my trekking guide to Tilicho, and Hari, my guide to Gokyo. On both trips, I had fun hanging out with them and they made my trekking trips extremely memorable.
I highly recommend Life Dream Adventure and will definitely use their services every time I go to this beautiful land of smiles!