GOKYO LAKE TREK

Overview

The Gokyo Lake Trek is a thrilling adventure in the Everest region of the Himalayas, offering breathtaking views of some of the world’s highest peaks. This trek takes you through picturesque valleys, Sherpa villages, and high-altitude lakes, providing an unforgettable experience for trekkers of all levels. With its gradual ascent and excellent acclimatization opportunities, the Gokyo Lake Trek is accessible to those with moderate fitness levels and a sense of adventure.

Trek's Highlight

  • Majestic views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and the Ngozumpa glacier, showcasing the scenic beauty of the Khumbu region.
  • Immersive experiences in Sherpa culture, including visits to traditional villages and ancient monasteries, adding depth to your journey.
  • Tranquil exploration of the turquoise Gokyo Lakes, surrounded by towering peaks, offering a serene and picturesque setting.
  • Gradual ascent routes ensure proper acclimatization, reducing the risk of altitude-related challenges and ensuring a safer trek.
  • Comfortable accommodations in Sherpa-run lodges (tea houses), providing warmth, hospitality, and authentic local cuisine for a memorable stay.

Itinerary

Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay.

Take a scenic flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding. Overnight stay in a teahouse.

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar, the bustling market town of the Khumbu region. Overnight stay in a teahouse.

Continue trekking to Dole, passing through picturesque landscapes and Sherpa villages. Overnight stay in a teahouse.

Continue trekking to Phortse, passing through picturesque landscapes. Overnight stay in a teahouse.

Trek from Phortse Thanga to Machhermo, enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas. Overnight stay in a teahouse.

Trek to the beautiful Gokyo, surrounded by high-altitude wetlands and glaciers. Overnight stay in a teahouse.

Hike to Gokyo Ri for sunrise views, then trek back to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay in a teahouse.

Trek from Gokyo via Renjo La pass, enjoying the final leg of the journey. Overnight stay in Thame. (The legendary place where Tenzing Lamhu Serpha was born and where all the senior trekking guides reside. You can also go to Sundar Peak or Teshi Lapche if you want to extend this Trek)

Trek from Pkahkding to lukla on the very last episode of the Trek.

Fly back to Kathmandu and enjoy a free day for leisure or exploration. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Transfer to the airport for your departure from Nepal or continue with other activities as per your itinerary.

Includes

  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
  • Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • All flights to and from Lukla.
  • Local guest house accommodation in the mountains.
  • Government-authorized experienced guides and porters.
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters.
  • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.).
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Gokyo Ri and Lakes Trek Maps.
  • Service charges and government taxes.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.
  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu.

Excludes

  • International airfare.
  • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast).
  • Personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek.
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea, and coffee.
  • Tips for guide and porter.
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of the itinerary.
What experience is needed to trek to the Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp?

The trek is suitable for individuals with moderate fitness levels and no previous high-altitude trekking experience. The gradual ascent and proper acclimatization make it accessible to most adventurers.

How fit do I need to be for the Gokyo Lakes trek?

While prior trekking experience is beneficial, it’s not mandatory. However, we recommend starting a fitness program at least six weeks before the trek, focusing on building stamina and leg strength.

What is the terrain like on the Gokyo Lakes trek?

The trek follows a well-trodden path, with some rocky and uneven sections. There’s no technical climbing involved, but sturdy hiking boots are recommended for stability.

What is the altitude profile of the Gokyo Lakes trek?

The trek gradually ascends to high altitudes, allowing for proper acclimatization. Trekkers reach altitudes of up to 5545 meters at Kala Patthar, with the ascent designed to minimize altitude-related risks.

What is the accommodation like on the Gokyo Lakes trek?

Accommodation is provided in comfortable lodges (tea houses) run by Sherpa families, offering warmth, hospitality, and local cuisine. Trekkers are advised to bring sleeping bags for added comfort.

What should I pack for the Gokyo Lakes trek?

Essential items include waterproof clothing, comfortable hiking attire, sturdy boots, a warm sleeping bag, trekking poles, and personal items like cameras and books. A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking.

What's included and not included in the cost of the Gokyo Lakes trek?

The cost includes transportation, accommodation, meals during the trek, experienced guides, necessary equipment, permits, and a celebration dinner. International airfare, meals in Kathmandu, personal expenses, and tips are not included.

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GOKYO LAKE TREK