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
- 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.