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.