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  • Trip Grade:
    Moderate
  • Max-Altitude:
    Gokyo Ri 5360m
  • Best Season:
    Autumn & Spring
  • Trip Mode:
    Lodge Trek
  • Group Size:
    Min 2
  • Destination:
    Everest Region Treks

Gokyo Lake Trek

Nepal is a trekking paradise and offers a plethora of climbing routes that will leave you spellbound. One such trekking route is the Gokyo Lake Trek, which is part of the Everest region treks. The tour takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Himalayas reaching the beautiful Gokyo Lake. If you are looking for an adventure that will take you away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Gokyo Lake Trek is a must-do trek.

The Gokyo Lake Trek is a moderate hike that requires a basic level of fitness. This trek will take you through steep climbs and downhills, but with the right preparation and training, anyone can complete the trek. The trip begins with a scenic flight to Lukla, followed by a hike through the Dudh Koshi River valley.

Hike to Gokyo Ri 5360m

Route to Gokyo Lake takes you through beautiful pine forests, Sherpa villages, and suspension bridges. You’ll pass through Namche Bazaar, a gateway for Everest Region Treks. A hike to Gokyo Ri offers a breathtaking view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu (More than 8000 meters). Likewise, also enjoy the great view of Ngozumpa Glacier (the longest glacier in the Himalayas), Deep valley, and surrounding views.

Main highlights:

Breathtaking mountain views: The trek offers breathtaking panoramic views of some of the world’s tallest mountains including Mount Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Makalu (8,463m). View from Gokyo Ri, an observation point at 5,360m above sea level, is particularly popular.

Lake Gokyo: The trek will take you to a series of fascinating lakes known as Gokyo Lakes. These blue lakes are located at high altitudes and are a sight to behold.

Sherpa Culture and Tradition: Along the walking route, you will have a chance to experience the unique Sherpa culture and its warm hospitality. You can visit traditional Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar and interact with the locals, understanding their lifestyle, traditions, and customs are influenced by Buddhism.

Sagarmatha National Park: This trek is part of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including rare species such as the snow leopard and the red panda. Walking through the park allows you to appreciate its natural beauty and conservation efforts.

Overcome difficulties: The trip includes passing difficult altitude passes, such as Chola Pass (5,420m) or Renjo La Pass (5,360m), depending on the particular route chosen. These passes offer thrilling adventures and incredible views but require good climbing and acclimatization experience.

Everest Base Camp 5364m:

Although this trek does not lead directly to Everest Base Camp. It can be combined with a detour to this iconic destination. If you have enough time and energy, you can extend your trip to Everest Base Camp and experience the spirit of climbing up close.

Scenic spots: During your hike, you will encounter various landscapes including verdant forests, rocky terrain, moors, and icy valleys. Contrasting landscapes add to the appeal of the ride and create memorable moments for trekkers.

Experience from afar and cross the beaten path: While the Everest Base Camp trek attracts a large number of travelers, the trek offers a quieter, less crowded alternative. The trail is relatively quiet, allowing you to enjoy the serenity of the mountains and immerse yourself in nature.

Best time to do Gokyo Trek:

The best time to do Gokyo Lake Trek is in the spring and fall. The months of March to May and September to November offer ideal climate conditions and breathtaking views of the mountains. At this time, temperatures are mild and the skies are clear, making it perfect for trekking. Mainly, Summer months can be rainy and winter months are harsh and snowy, making hiking difficult.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Gokyo Lake Trek is a must for anyone who loves trekking and wants to experience the beauty of the Himalayas. With the right planning, training, and guidance from Himalaya Darshan Treks, you can make your dream of walking across Lake Gokyo come true. So, pack your bags, put on your hiking boots, and start exploring the magnificent Himalayan landscapes. Get in touch with us.

 

Itinerary


Day 1, Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,350m) and transfer to hotel

We, Himalaya Darshan Treks heartily welcome you and your group to Nepal. One of our company staff will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The person will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, holding an A4-size paper with your name and our company name. So, you have to look for that person for your pick up from the airport. Your check-in at the hotel.

Day 2, Flight to Lukla 2,840m, Trek to Phakding 2,610m

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in the early morning and drive you to the domestic terminal at Kathmandu airport, where you will board a 30-minute flight to Lukla. You will be treated to some of the most breathtaking Himalayan views during the trip. You will be met by your porter, who will carry your luggage after you arrive at Tenzing-Hilary airport. Then your journey begins. Then it’s a short trek to Phakding crossing beautiful village and the amazing mani wall at upper Ghat.

Day 3, Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m

Our trek begins in the morning with a crossing of the Dudh Kosi River, passing through the charming villages of Toktok, Bhenkar, and Monjo before arriving at the Sagarmatha

National Park entrance gate. We then trek for a few hours along the riverbed and cross our final bridge before a steep uphill trek to Namche Bazaar. Namche is home to various excellent restaurants, pubs, a computer café, a post office, and banks. It is the main gateway to the entrance of the Everest region too.

Day 4, Acclimatization Day.

This is the trek’s designated ‘acclimatization’ day. Health experts always advise us to stay active and move on our rest days, advising us to stay active and avoid idle. We stroll back down to Namche Bazaar after visiting the Everest view hotel and spending some time enjoying the eye-catching view of the Everest Himalayan range.

Day 5, Trek to Dole 4200m

We’ll leave Namche after breakfast and follow the trail to Chhorkang. Then we’ll stroll along the north side, via a Tenzing Norgay Memorial Chorten. Before getting kyanjuma, you can take in the stunning panorama of Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku. Likewise, Khandega, Amadablam, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, and Tawaboche are there. The trail then climbs left to Mongla pass, falls to Phortse thanga, and then climbs steeply through the Rhododendron and Birch woodland to reach Dole.

Day 6, Trek to Machhermo 4470m

We’ll go off from Dole on a steady ascent to Machhermo. That day will not be long, but you will have some difficulties walking due to high altitude. You may take in the breathtaking views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku, as well as the opportunity to witness wildlife.

Day 7, Trek to Gokyo Lake 4790m

Today is a crucial day in the journey to Gokyo. After breakfast, trek gently up to Phanka for a short break and then follow the trail to Gokyo Lake 4,790m, which runs alongside the Ngozumpa Glacier. We’ll be photographing the Gokyo Valley’s diverse scenery, including Gokyo Lakes, Tibet’s bordering peaks, and Cho Oyu.

Day 8, Hike to Gokyo Ri 5360m

On this day you have to hiking alternatives: Gokyo Ri 5,360m. You and your guide can decide on those possibilities. Both locations are ideal for trekking with spectacular mountain views. If you want to climb Gokyo Ri, you must do so either before or after breakfast (for a sunrise view) for panoramic views of several mountains, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu, and many other snow-capped mountains.

Day 9, Trek back to Labarma/Lafarma

After breakfast at Gokyo, we will trek descend to Lafarma the same way when we ascend.

Day 10, Trek back to Khumjung village 3780m

We will trek descend to beautiful Khumjung Sherpa village. we will visit the monastery and enjoy the beautiful mountain view and wildlife and birds.

Day 11, Trek back to Monjo 2835m

After breakfast at Khumjung, we will start our journey to Monjo. After walking few step up our trail lead us to downhill to Namche Bazaar with incredible mountain views. We stop Namche bazaar for the lunch, after that we continue downhill to Monju Village.

Day 12, Trek back to Lukla 2840m

Over the Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, we traverse multiple suspension bridges. The trail then flattens out and becomes more manageable. Fresh mountain air fills your lungs, preparing you for the journey ahead. When we arrive in Lukla, we stretch our tired legs and reflect on the previous few weeks as we come to the end of our journey, full of great memories and delight, with everyone safe and sound and with a smile on their face!

Day 13, Flight to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

We fly from Lukla to Kathmandu early in the morning after our 7-day trip. When you get to Kathmandu, you can relax or go shopping. This is also a good time to see areas you missed when you first arrived in Kathmandu. Our tour guides will continue to assist you with shopping for souvenirs or sightseeing.

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast, Twin sharing.
  • Experienced and license holder guide, and porters with salaries, food, accommodation, and insurance. 1 porter for 2 trekkers.
  • 3 meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) one cup of tea/coffee with a meal.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation in the teahouse during the trek.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Both-way Flights for guides and guests (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry.
  • Khumbu Pasang lhamu rural municipality entry permit.
  • First Aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
  • Emergency Helicopter service arrangement (If needed) which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • We will arrange a Duffel bag, Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, and warm hat (If you don’t have your own.)
  • Himalaya Darshan Treks branded T-shirt as a souvenir.
  • Gokyo Lake Trek achievement certificate (If needed)
  • Gokyo Valley Trek Map for a group.
  • Farewell dinner.

Trip Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, Wi-Fi, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Travel and medical insurance (recommended)
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding, etc.
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the cost include.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Responses & Ratings


One Reply to “Gokyo Lake Trek”

  1. I could not have hoped for a better guide—Gyan knows every rock and tree of the Himalayas, having been a guide for many years, a porter before that and a local to the Kumbhu region. Gyan has been walking the trails of the Everest region since he was a child, and his experience and knowledge is absolutely invaluable to those lucky enough to have him as their guide.

    I did a 15-day trek to Gokyo Lakes and EBC. With weather delays, flights to Lukla were cancelled four days in a row. Gyan saved the day for me and two others affected by the cancellations by arranging ground transportation to the trail.

    After that, everything went smoothly and according to plan. Thanks to Gyan and his extensive knowledge of the area and genuine desire to show off his beautiful home country, my trek was a great success and despite setbacks, I was able to complete everything I set out to do—in record time no less!

    Gyan speaks superb english, so although the trails were quiet, I always had someone to talk to about Everest, local traditions or life in general.

    The EBC trek is not easy, but it’s worth it: challenging, uncomfortable, and cold. Gyan will do everything he can to make it as comfortable and successful a journey as possible whatever your goals may be—including safety and peace of mind.

    I cannot stress enough how well Gyan knows these mountains, which can make or break the trip depending on weather, closures, trail maintenance and many other factors out of our control. With Gyan, we always knew exactly where we were going, the best teahouses and pit stops, and what was possible or not based on the season, weather etc. His knowledge was absolutely invaluable—so much so that I’m certain my itinerary would have been impossible with any other guide.

    I wouldn’t think of hiring anyone else as a trekking guide, and I look forward to doing more trekking with Himalaya Darshan!

    Thank you, Gyan!

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