Gokyo Lake Trekking

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration16 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 4,750m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Transport Fly in - Fly Out
  • Soaring views of a few mountains Mount Everest, Mount Makalu and Mount Lhotse of the Nepal Himalayan region, which are more than 8000meters altitude
  • Trek follows an ice ridge in the Khumbu region that starts from Cho Oyu and ends at Gyachung
  • Visit to famous Buddhist monasteries and explore the entire Namche Bazaar villages
  • Reach at Gokyo Ri at the altitude of 5483meters

Gokyo Lakes Trekking 16 Days Itinerary and Cost for 2023/2024

Gokyo Lake Trekking involves a traditional mountain trekking experience to provide a large number of magnificent views of the Ngozumpa glacier and nearby snow covered mountain peaks. Ngozumpa is the largest glacier that belongs to the Nepal Himalayan region. Because of this, the complete trekking trail lets you to get soaring views of various popular and famous mountains in Nepal, all of which are more than 8000meters altitude. These include Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse and others visible clearly from Gokyo Ri that is above the respective Gokyo Lake. If this is not enough, the trek lets you to follow an ice ridge in the Khumbu region that starts from Cho Oyu and ends at Gyachung.

The entire trekking trail involves a plenty of adventurous experience. Besides this, you will get the opportunity to pass through many famous Buddhist monasteries to get stunning views of the Mount Everest and several other snowy mountains, as you get close to end of your trekking days. Other than this, you will visit Namche Bazaar villages to get rest and explore the entire region. Once you complete the trek by reaching at Gokyo Ri at the altitude of 5483meters, you will return to Namche Bazaar again and then to Lukla for taking local flight to Kathmandu.

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                                  Cost Details
                                  Cost Includes
                                  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
                                  • Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu-Kathmandu city Hotel or Hotel Thamel (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
                                  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
                                  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
                                  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car/ Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax.
                                  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
                                  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
                                  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
                                  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
                                  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
                                  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
                                  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                                  • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                                  Cost Excludes
                                  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                                  • Your Travel insurance.
                                  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
                                  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
                                  • Sweet things like chocolate.
                                  • Hot shower during the trekking.
                                  • Tips for the guide and porter.
                                  Departure Dates
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                                  Date PriceStatus 
                                  Start DateSaturdaySep 23, 2023End DateSundayOct 08, 2023PricePriceUS$1500StatusStatusAvailable
                                  Start DateMondaySep 25, 2023End DateTuesdayOct 10, 2023PricePriceUS$1500StatusStatusAvailable
                                  Start DateWednesdaySep 27, 2023End DateThursdayOct 12, 2023PricePriceUS$1500StatusStatusAvailable
                                  Start DateFridaySep 29, 2023End DateSaturdayOct 14, 2023PricePriceUS$1500StatusStatusAvailable
                                  Essential Information

                                  Best Seasons during 16 days gokyo lake trekking

                                  Trekking is done throughout the year but spring (march-may) and autumn (September –November) are the best seasons for 16 days Gokyo Lake trekking. In these months the weather is likely to be clear, and daytime temperatures is neither cold nor hot. You will see colorful Rhododendron blossoms along the trekking trails in lower regions. In the autumn seasons, the Himalayas, Gokyo Lakes, and surrounding will be at their best. Also, there are very few chances of rainfall and snow.

                                  Packing tools for 16 days gokyo lake trekking

                                  • A few pairs of Thermal tops
                                  • Fleece jacket/pullover
                                  • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
                                  • Down jacket
                                  • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
                                  • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
                                  • Mittens/woolen gloves
                                  • Warm Hiking socks
                                  • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
                                  • Sun hat/scarf
                                  • Sunglasses
                                  • Sleeping bag
                                  • Trekking poles
                                  • Day bag above 40 L
                                  • Basic personal first aid kit
                                  • Water bottles, water purification tablets
                                  • Wash towel

                                  Accommodation during 16 days gokyo lake trekking

                                  In the 16 days Gokyo Lake trekking, we will accommodate you in tea houses. The tea houses is well-developed and relatively comfortable. The lodges will provide you a bed with foam pad, pillow, and blanket. We might not get comfortable with bed so we recommend you to bring the sleeping bag with yourself. Furthermore, you can find the luxurious with high budget lodges to normal lodges too. But you have to pay extra money if you want to have hot shower.

                                  Food during 16 days gokyo lake trekking

                                  Both the national international foods are available in the menu. Also the food items such as rice and curry, noodles, momo, soup and Tibetan-style bread featuring on menus but they will mostly serve you a dal bhat and tarkari – a typical Nepali dishes. They will provide the veggies according to the seasonal basis. During the trek, we have a pretty wide selection of the food items on the tea houses menus which are originated and prepared by the local community.

                                  16 days gokyo lake difficulty

                                  16 days Gokyo lake trekking is a moderately difficult hiking trail with a maximum elevation of more than 5,000 meters. You have to walk almost 6-8 hours in a single day. The walk entails walking on a well-established trail that includes some steep uphill and downhill sections. Trekking experience is not required, but regular exercise and preparation to build endurance and strength is advised. There are some long days on the trek. Walking for long trekking hours might be difficult, challenging but you will be fascinated after watching the views and it will be worth it.

                                  Guides and porters for 16 days gokyo lake trekking

                                  Having a guide with yourself is always a plus. We will highly recommend the guides but it is not mandatory to have guide in 16 days gokyo lake trekking. But it will be easier if you travel with the guide. It would be easier to communicate with the locals and navigate the trail in the unknown remote Nepalese Himalayas. We can overcome the challenges while walking through the difficult trails. As along as guides, porters are equally important in a trek. Porters carry our loads so that we can walk without hustle and bustle.

                                  Permits for 16 days gokyo lake trekking

                                  During the 16 days Gokyo Lake trekking, the trekkers should have to register the trekking permits of Sagarmatha National Park permits and TIMS (Trekkers Management System).

                                  Travel insurance for 16 days gokyo lake trekking

                                  Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating in any trek and tour programs on the mountains. Having a travel insurance will have make you feel safe and peaceful. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, and medical evacuation expenses.

                                  Tipping in 16 days gokyo lake trekking

                                  Tipping is the accepted ways of saying thank you for your good services. In the Nepalese culture, we accept the tips. It’s not compulsory to give a tips to guides or porters. If you like the services provided by them, then you give the tips as appreciation gift. The tipping completely depends on your wish and choice.

                                  Are There Hot Showers, Electricity and Wi-Fi in 16 days Gokyo Lake trekking?

                                  Yes there will be availability of hot shower and electricity but you have to pay extra for that services. There is availability of Wi-Fi and electricity facilities in 16 days gokyo lake trekking. However you will have to pay extra charges for the use of electricity, Wi-Fi and hot showers. The Wi-Fi on the trek is not much reliable and strong as it is remote area.

                                  Why to do 16 days gokyo lake trekking?

                                  The route to the 16 days Gokyo Lake trekking is less busy but still affords the trekker an insight into local village life, impressive views of icy rivers and stony, glacier debris, snow-capped mountains. The lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system and have been designated as a Ramsar site (wetlands of international importance) and sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. We will also ascend to the marvelous viewpoint of Gokyo Ri, where your exertion on the trail will be rewarded with astonishing panoramic views of Khumbu’s most magnificent mountains. We will have chance to view three of the most beautiful: Longponga Tso, Taujung Tso, and Gokyo Tso which will remember for the lifetime of the journey.

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