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.

Gokyo Lake Trekking in autumn season (Sept – Nov)

Embarking on the Gokyo Lake Trek during the autumn season unfolds a spectacular journey through the heart of the Everest region. The trail pass through enchanting landscapes covered with vibrant colors, where rhododendrons and other alpine flora paint the hillsides in colors of red and gold. The weather is crisp and stable, offering clear skies that showcase the towering peaks, including Everest, Lhotse and Cho Oyu in all their majestic glory. The blue waters of the Gokyo Lakes mirror the surrounding snow-capped peaks which creates a breathtaking panorama at every turn. Trekkers navigate high mountain passes, including the challenging Cho La Pass in awe-inspiring vistas. Gokyo Lake Trek during the autumn seasons provides an unforgettable adventure for those seeking the perfect blend of natural beauty and Himalayan tranquility.

Gokyo Lake Trekking in winter season (Dec- Feb)

Trekking to Gokyo Lake during the winter season presents a unique and enchanting adventure in the pristine landscapes of the Everest region. As temperatures drop and snow blankets the terrain, the trek takes on a magical quality, with the frozen landscapes offering a serene and untouched beauty. While the winter trek poses challenges such as colder temperatures and potential snowfall, it rewards trekkers with the opportunity to witness the Everest region in a state of tranquility seldom experienced during other seasons. The crisp, clear air enhances the views of the surrounding snow-covered peaks, including the majestic Everest itself. However, careful preparation, appropriate gear, and an experienced guide are essential to ensure a safe and memorable journey through this winter season.

Gokyo Lake Trekking in spring season (March- May)

Gokyo Lake Trek during the spring season shows a breathtaking tapestry of natural wonders in the Everest region. As the winter cold gives way to the mild warmth of spring, the trek offers a vibrant display of rhododendron blooms, turning the hillsides into a riot of colors. The trail comes alive with lush greenery, and the Gokyo Lakes reflect the blue sky and surrounding peaks in crystal-clear waters. Trekkers are treated to panoramic views of the towering Himalayan giants, including Mount Everest, as the weather becomes more stable and favorable for trekking. The spring season provides comfortable temperatures during the day and milder nights, creating ideal conditions for exploration. The trails are less challenging without the obstacles of heavy snow, allowing for a smoother and more enjoyable trekking experience.

Gokyo Lake Trekking in monsoon season (Jun - Aug)

Trekking the Gokyo Lakes during the monsoon season presents a unique set of challenges and rewards amidst the Everest region. As the rains sweep across the landscape, transforming it into a lush green paradise, trekkers are immersed in the raw beauty of nature's rejuvenation. The trails come alive with vibrant flora, and the Gokyo Lakes reflect the dramatic cloud formations which creates a mystical ambiance. However, the monsoon season brings increased rain and the risk of landslides, making the trek more difficult. Trekkers need to navigate muddy paths and swollen rivers, adding an element of adventure to the journey. Despite the challenges, the monsoon season offers a quieter and more private experience, with fewer tourists on the trail. It's essential to be well-prepared with waterproof gear and a cautious approach to ensure safety during the trek.

Important Notes during Gokyo Lake Trekking

  • While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
  • Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
  • It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
  • You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
  • Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
  • Gokyo Lake Trekking is a moderate trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
  • We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.
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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.
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                                  Start DateSaturdayJun 15, 2024End DateSundayJun 30, 2024PricePriceUS$1500StatusStatusAvailable
                                  Start DateThursdayJun 20, 2024End DateFridayJul 05, 2024PricePriceUS$1500StatusStatusAvailable
                                  Start DateTuesdayJun 25, 2024End DateWednesdayJul 10, 2024PricePriceUS$1500StatusStatusAvailable
                                  Start DateSundayJun 30, 2024End DateMondayJul 15, 2024PricePriceUS$1500StatusStatusAvailable
                                  Essential Information

                                  Risks during 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking

                                  Trekking in the 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking presents certain risks and challenges that trekkers should be aware of and prepared for. Here are some of the potential risks associated with the Gokyo lake trek:

                                  • Altitude sickness
                                  • Unpredictable weather
                                  • Landslides and avalanches
                                  • Challenging river crossings
                                  • Bump into wildlife
                                  • Trail conditions
                                  • Health issues
                                  • Limited communication

                                  Preventing Altitude Sickness (AMS) during 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking

                                  Preventing altitude sickness during the 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking is essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some to reduce the risk of altitude sickness:

                                  • Acclimatize properly
                                  • Stay hydrated
                                  • Trek at a moderate pace
                                  • Consider altitude medication
                                  • Monitor symptoms
                                  • Descend if necessary
                                  • Follow local guidance
                                  • Have emergency evacuation insurance

                                  ATM and money exchange facilities during 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking

                                  During the 16 days Gokyo Lake Trek, access to ATM and money exchange facilities is limited. The trek takes you through remote and high-altitude areas with minimal infrastructure. It is advisable to carry sufficient Nepalese currency in cash to cover expenses along the trek, including accommodation, meals, and any unforeseen circumstances. While some teahouses and lodges may accept credit cards in Lukla and Namche Bazaar, dependence on electronic transactions is not guaranteed throughout the trek. It's practical to exchange money in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

                                  Training for 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking

                                  Preparing for the 16 days Gokyo Lake Trek requires a combination of cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and altitude acclimatization. Focus on aerobic exercises such as hiking, jogging, and cycling to build stamina. Include strength training to enhance leg muscles for the varying terrain. Due to the trek's high altitude, acclimatization is crucial. Also, you should consider incorporating altitude simulation or spending time at higher elevations if possible. Develop core strength for balance during challenging sections.

                                  Can I join the Group on 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking?

                                  Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks offer guided group treks to Gokyo Lakes for the duration of 16 days. Joining a group trek with us can enhance your experience by providing expert guides, logistical support, and a structured itinerary. This option allows you to share the adventure with like-minded individuals, enabling the planning process and ensuring a smoother trek. We handle permits, accommodation, meals, and transportation, allowing you to focus on enjoying the trek and the breathtaking scenery. Group treks can be a fantastic way to explore the Gokyo Lakes region while benefiting from the expertise and support of experienced professionals.

                                  Can I book Private 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking?

                                  Yes, you can book a private 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking with Welcome Nepal Treks. We offer customizable trekking packages to cater to individual preferences, allowing you to have a more personalized and flexible itinerary. Booking a private trek provides you with the freedom to set your own pace, choose specific dates, and customize the route according to your preferences and fitness level. When booking a private trek, communicate your preferences, requirements, and any specific accommodations you may need with us to ensure a tailored and enjoyable trekking experience.

                                  Why to do 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking with Welcome Nepal Treks?

                                  Welcome Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing treks in Nepal. Welcome Nepal Treks offers a splendid trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We have knowledgeable and experienced guides who are familiar with the trekking routes, safety protocols, and local customs. Their expertise can enhance your trekking experience and ensure a smooth journey. We offers flexible and customizable itineraries to cater to individual preferences and requirements. We can tailor the trek to suit your time frame, fitness level and specific interested. Welcome Nepal treks takes care of the logistical aspects of the trek, including permits, accommodations, transportation, and meals. Also, we highly care for the safety of our customers and make them satisfied with our services.

                                  What is the Cost of the 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking?

                                  The cost of 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking, can vary based on several factors, including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of trekking you choose. According to the service, accommodation provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer the 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking, at a very reasonable price. We offer this 16 days adventurous and splendid Gokyo Lake trekking package starts from $1500 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation, guides, porters, accommodations and everything mentioned in the package with all meals during the trek.

                                  Booking and Payment Policies of 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking

                                  If you want to book the 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

                                  Trip extension after 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking

                                  After completing 16 days Gokyo Lake Trekking, you have several options for extending your trip and exploring more of Nepal or neighboring regions. Here are some popular trip extensions you can consider:

                                  • Everest Base Camp Trek
                                  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
                                  • Tibet and Bhutan Tour
                                  • Langtang Valley Trek
                                  • Upper Mustang Trek
                                  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
                                  • Chitwan National Park Safari
                                  • Bardia National Park Safari
                                  • Rara Lake Trek
                                  • Manaslu Circuit Trek
                                  • Tansen and Palpa
                                  • Lumbini and Buddhist Circuit
                                  • Pokhara Adventure Activities
                                  • Kalinchowk Temple Trek
                                  • Gosainkunda Trek
                                  • River Rafting
                                  • Mountain Flight

                                  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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