Gokyo Lake Everest Trekking - 14 Days

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The Gokyo Lake Trek is much scenic, slightly easier and less crowded alternative route to Everest Base Camp trek. It includes dramatic views of the northwest face of Mt. Everest set among other giants.

Highlight of Gokyo Lake Everest Trek

  • Exploring the beautiful sacred Hindu Lakes of Gokyo.
  • Hike to Gokyo RI to catch amazing sights of Everest ranges.
  • Spending nights in Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Lukla, Phakding.
  • Common view of ancient Buddhist monasteries, agriculture farms and Sherpa prayer flags.
  • Amazing panoramic view of mountain peaks including Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp.
  • Spotting endangered animals and birds protected by Sagarmatha National Park.

Best Selling Trekking Packages in Everest Region

Gokyo Lake is situated in Khumbu/Everest region which is considered as most sacred holy place by both Hindus and Buddhist devotees. Gokyo Lake Everest Trekking is very famous among all the domestic and international tourists and expedition lovers and for making the way towards Everest Base Camp. From the top of Gokyo, you will get the 360-degree view of beautiful world highest mountain peaks.

Gokyo Lake is located at the altitude of 4700 M to 5000 M above from sea level. Gokyo Lake is in Khumjung village of Solukhumbu district. Gokyo valley is one of the most stunning landmarks present in Khumbu region. In the Gokyo valley you will find Nepal’s biggest Glacier “Ngozumba” and many other glorious glacial lakes. From Gokyo you can see the breathtaking view of beautiful mountain peaks like Mount Everest (8,848 M), Cho-Oyu (8,201 M), Lhotse (8,516 M) and Makalu (8,481 M) and many more. This 14 days trek will gives you the wonderful feelings of being in the top of the world.

Trekking to Gokyo Lake is also the biggest opportunity to explore the rural lifestyle of Sherpa Community inhabiting in the route of Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking. The Unique traditions, cultures and spiritual connection of Sherpa peoples with the high Himalayas can be observed more closely via this trek.

The Gokyo Lake Everest Trekking starts with a mountain flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla we take first step towards our beautiful journey towards impressive and marvelous Himalayas of Everest region. Some people also say that Gokyo Lake Everest trek is most beautiful and peaceful than Everest Base Camp. On the route of Gokyo Lake Everest Trek you will encounter ancient Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa localities and their traditional agriculture farms and the Yaks (means of transportation in Everest region).Gokyo Lake Everest trek is specially designed by taking consideration of beginner trekkers. The route of the trek is prepared with full accommodation duration by our fully experienced guides.

Day 1
Arrival to TIA airport. Pick up from there then check in to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

When you arrive in Kathmandu airport, our agency representative will be waiting for you in the airport holding our company and your name play card. From airport our agency representative will escort you to the hotel. After you check in to the hotel, you will rest and fed your flight sickness till next day.

Day 2
Full day Kathmandu City excursion or Free day in Kathmandu

After breakfast, Free day in Kathmandu or you can visit to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple. Your day tour ends Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple. But one day is not enough to visit all places.

Day 3
Kathmandu – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft) – Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft): 35 min flight, 8km, 3-4 hrs trek

The sharp early in the morning we will take the flight to Lukla (2827m). The flight time is about 40 minutes approx flying parallel to giant Himalayan Mountains bordering Nepal and China (Tibet). After the exciting mountain flight we will land at the runway built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. While our staff crew sort and load trekking equipment we will explore the beautiful Sherpa village. Around afternoon we will head star our trek by descend through Dudh Kosi River and we will join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713m) at Thalsharoa (2680m). As it the starting point of the trekking so, trail is easy. Then we will pass through the many small village like, chheplung, Thadokoshi goon, Nurning ,chhuthaea, Dukdingma (2492m), then to the Phakding. wher we will have the night stay.

Day 4
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

From Phakding village we will ascendant through the river to up to the valley, throughout the trail we get to explore the river valley, beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest which is highlights of spring months. We gradually cross the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar and get the glimpses of the tantalizing snow-capped peaks of KusumKanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6623m). After the short walk from the Benkar we will reach Monjo (2835m), where we reserve some time for our lunch. From little bit of the rest and stuffing our Tummy we will ascent through little tougher trail and entrance of the national park to Namche Bazaar. After crossing a large and stable suspension bridge high above the Dudh Kosi River, we slowly ascend at a steady pace to the Namche Bajaar where we will the glimpseof the some fantastic photographic opportunities from the top, as the peaks of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Taweche. In Namche Bazaar we will have night stay.

Day 5
Namche Bazaar (3446m) Acclimatisation Day with rest.

Ater spending the night at the 480 household population we will got out to explore the capital fo the khumbu region. While exploring the namche bazaar we will get know that namche has the dense population of the Sherpa community. We will be fascinated by the cultural and the tradition of the wonderful Sherpa community. The whole day we will be exploring and preparing for the next day tougher trek. It is recommended that you take the opportunity to see both the sunrise and sunset views from the national park headquarters above the village. The stunning vista includes a superb panorama of the Khumbu peaks and great views of Everest. After breakfast, a variety of options exists. Perhaps a walk towards Thami (3810m) above the beautiful BhoteKhola River Valley or a visit to the national park headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture. There is also a mountaineering display and information on the park’s flora and fauna. Your guides are one hand to offer advice and escort you on walks.

Day 6
Namche Bazaar – Dole (4,110m/13,152ft): 11km, 5-6 hrs

The trail climbs up from the town and then contours around the hillside, We will go on hiking from Namche Bazar after resting for a day. Today, our path will move down hill and then we will climb to pass via the Mon La pass before reaching Phortse Tenga. Also, we will pass the rhododendron and birch forest decked out with hanging lichens and mosses. Moving further on from Phortse Tenga, we will ascend to get to Dole. On this day, we will walk for approximately 5 hours, Overnight in Dole at Lodge.

Day 7
Dole – Machhermo (4,470m/14,663ft):9km, 4-5 hrs

We will depart from Dole to reach Machherma lying at the height of 4470m. On the way we will notice the stunning valley where the rhododendron woods give way. Significantly, the marvelous vistas of Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku will mesmerize you. On the whole, we will walk for 4 hours today and overnight we will stay at Tea.

Day 8
Machhermo – Gokyo (4,800m/15,744ft): 7km, 3-4 hrs

This is one of the significant days of the trek. In addition, you will go by Gokyo RI lying at the elevation of 4750m. Today we will ramble for approximately 4 hours. Additionally, we will pass from side to side with Pangka and later we will walk on the messy, risky moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier – the major glacier in Nepal. We will also get to witness the sequence of stunning greenish-blue Gokyo Lake. We will be enchanted by varied scenery of the Gokyo Valley as adjacent peaks flanking Tibet and Cho Oyu can be noted. We will after that get to to the second lake of stunning Gokyo which will completely enthrall you. At the shore lying on the east, we can notice the settlement of Gokyo. We will trek for roughly 5 hours today. Overnight in Gokyo at Lodge

Day 9
Gokyo: Acclimatisation and exploration of the Gokyo Valley

Another scheduled rest day is stipulated to guard against AMS. Gokyo offers two major viewpoints. On this day we will hike up to Gokyo Peak taking around 3 hours and reach at an elevation of 5360m. From the peak, we can witness the striking panorama of Mt. Everest, Makalu etc. Then we will walk back moving downward to reach Gokyo again. We will trek further down to reach Dole. Overnight at Teahouse.

Day 10
Gokyo – Phortse (3,810m/12,500 ft): 5km, 5-6 hrs

We will on this day trek to Phortse set at the elevation of 3780m. Dole actually blooms strikingly especially during the spring time with numerous flowers. Walking further, we will reach to hidden valley, Khumjung village, one of the most important villages of the Everest Region. Rather than retrace the upward route, follow the eastern side of the valley to gain different views of Khumbila. This path also offers warmer weather, as the sun stays on these slopes longer in the late afternoon. here we will have the Overnight in Phortse at Lodge

Day 11
Phortse – Monjo (2,835m /8,500ft): 12km, 4-5 hrs

Through the slippery trail we descends from Phortse to the bridge at Phortse Thenga and then rejoins the original route from Khumjung. We will leave Khumjung village and after that the way moves to Syangboche runway which rewards us with a charming peak views. Also, we will walk to Thame village. As we depart from Thami, we will walk across the Bhote Khola by means of a bridge. We will after that walk all the way from side to side with the area of Thamo and get there at Namche Bazaar. Walking down, we will cross the large suspension bridge above the Dudh Kosi River and then pass all the way through Jorsale to get to Manjo. Here we will have the Overnight at Tea House.

Day 12
Monjo – Lukla (2,780m/9,175ft): 12km, 5-6 hrs

This is the last day of the trek. We will descend from Manjo to get to Lukla that is situated at the altitude of 2840m taking approximately 5 hours. Here we will celebrate the success of our trek. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 13
Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 35 min flight

Saying final goodbye to our porters we return to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu with a 45 minute flight back to the domestic airport. Next morning we will wake up early to board our flight to Kathmandu. After landing in Kathmandu we will head straight to the hotel.

Day 14
Final departure

Next day you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination.

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick and Drop by private Transport
  • Sightseeing tours to world heritage sites
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B basic (One Night) (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
  • All government taxes and Everest National Park entry fees as well as local charge
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System). We need two photograph each for permit.
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides ((trained by Ministry of tourism), and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment’s, thiefood and accommodation).
  • 7 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipments
  • 8 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equpipments
  • Local taxes in Everest
  • 7 nights best Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Flight tickets: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu for guide.
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax) for
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag, down jacket/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • All necessary Domestic airport taxes.
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • PNT service charge and government taxes.

Price Exlude

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
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1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

19. You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike. Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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Trip Facts

  • Private Car and Plane
  • 2 Minimum - 10 Maximum
  • 5,350M/17551ft Gokyo Ri
  • Moderate to Strenuous