Gokyo Lake Trek

3 reviewsEverest Gokyo lake trek
Trip Fact:
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude5,357m / 17575 ft
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu and Guest houses during trekking
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and All meals during trekking
  • Trip Start/EndLukla
  • Group Size1-30 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May, September, October and November are the best months.

What to Expect:

  • Exciting flight to Hillary airport at Lukla, beautiful Namche Bazaar and its market
  • Culture and Tradition of Sherpa People, beautiful Tengboche Monastery
  • Sensational Ngozumpa Glacier, Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Kang (5360m)
  • Spectacular view of Cho-Oyu (8152m), Makalu (8475m), Lhotse (8511m) and of course, Mt. Everest (8848m)

Gokyo Lake Trek follows the spectacular valley in Everest trekking region. The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek has a network of small lodges which have recently seen big improvements in food and accommodation facilities.

The main highlight of the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek are sensational Ngozumpa Glacier, one of the largest Glacier in the Khumbu, the beautiful lake at Gokyo, and the side trek to the top of Gokyo Kang (5360m) from where most spectacular views of Mount Cho-Oyu (8152m), Makalu (8475m), Lhotse (8511m) and of course, Mt. Everest (8848m). We trek at a steady place allowing ample time for acclimatization and plenty of opportunity to enjoy the renowned Sherpa Hospitality.

Then the trek to Gokyo Lake is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. The mountain views are impressive as we head through small yak grazing settlements to the Gokyo lakes. Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking is relatively most beautiful and challenge than other trek in Khumbu region. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to trek.

Know well about Gokyo Lake

Ever been to the remote Himalayas in Nepal? If yes, then you might find Gokyo take trekking trails a bit easier. If not then you should be extra careful while walking the rough trails across the tough hills, over swift flowing rivers and along the waterfalls and lush forests.

On the trail, there is nothing but forests with small settlements of natives with tiny houses. However, the views you witness on your way to Gokyo Lake will always cheer you up and boost your power regardless the rough trails

Gokyo valley located at high altitude is wonderful valley of several beautiful including “Gokyo Lakes”. Every year Gokyo Lake receives lots of domestic and international tourists. Based on reviews of different visitors, the beauty of Gokyo Lake cannot be described in words , so Gokyo lake trek is must do trek , if you wish to witness the greatness of mother nature.

Gokyo Trek Difficulty

You have made up your mind for Gokyo Lake Trek but wondering how difficult it is. Is it perfect trip for me or not? Don't you worry, this trek most beautiful trek in the Khumbu region. And is less challanging trek in Everest region comparision with other treks like Renjola pass trek, Everest Base Camp Trek etc. The travelers who are physically fit and can walk approximately 5-6 hours everyday can accomplish the trip without any hurdle.

Itinerary

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We will meet you at Tribhuwan International airport, Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel, after your freshness briefing program for your trekking, overnight at hotel.

  • Hotel
  • 1400m/4593ft

After having breakfast, scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla the trail continues to Phakding which takes 3-4 hours, on the way you see spectacular view of Mt Nupla(5885m), Kusum Kangaru(6367m) and the Mount Kwangde Range. Overnight hotel in Phakding

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2640 m/8661 ft

Today, the trail follows the Sherpa villages and magnificent forests by crossing the Dudh Koshi valley. Along the way, we can explore magnificent view of Kusum Kangru(6369m), Thamserku(6608m), Everest(8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). Overnight hotel in Namche

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3440m/11286 ft

Today you will be free in Namche Bazaar; you have a short hike up to Khumjung. Visit beautiful market, Sherpa village and of course enjoy with the magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Kwangde. Overnight at Namche Hotel

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3440m/11286 ft

Take a morning breakfast in Namche. Then we start our walking, today's trail climbs steeply up, we diverse from the trail to Everest Base Camp and head towards Phorste. We walk through beutiful oak and rhodondern forest. It is an amazing experience walking in the shadow of dense trees with mesmerizing views of Everest Himalays. Our trek will continues until we reached to Phorste Thanga. Stay overnight in Phorste

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3680m/12074 ft

The path climbs up a ridge for a wonderful views and down the beautiful sceneries to Kangtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a stream and once more climbs steep to the Ngozumpa glacier (Ngozumpa Glacier is a large persistent body of ice) to reach at Machhermo.

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4470 m/14665 ft

After morning breakfast, our day starts with beautiful walking towards Gokyo valley. We walk slowly up with the plenty of water to stay hydrated. This days is most amazing day of our entire trip, once we arrive in Gokyo, take a rest for a while. And then we explore beautiful Gokyo valley and end up our day. Stay overnight in Gokyo Lake.

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4790 m/ 15715 ft

Ready for mesmerizing sunrise view from Gokyo Ri. Wake up very early in the morning, and ascend up to Gokyo Ri. (5,357m), this is most popular viewpoint of the Everest region. From the top, we will explore astonishing views of Everest Himalayans and colored Gokyo Lake itself.

After spending some memorable time in Gokyo Ri, return to our hotel in Gokyo lake, take a breakfast, then we trek back to Machhermo. Spend tonight at Guest house in Machhermo.  

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4470 m/14665 ft

Early in the morning, take a breakfast and we start our trekking to Namche Bazaar. It takes about 6-7 hours to reach beautiful Sherpa capital Namche, overnight at lodge/guesthouse.

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3440m/ 11286 m

Today is second last day of our Everest gokyo lake trek in Khumbu. After breakfast, we start our journey for Lukla. Today the trekking path drops sharply all the way down to Lukla by following the Dudh Kosi stream. Overnight stay in hotel in Lukla

  • Hotel/Guest House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2810 m / 9219 ft

Take a early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, which takjes approximately 35 minutes. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will drop you to the hotel. Spend your time in the hotel after long trip in the mountain.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m/4593 ft

Today, flying back to your home or some other destination. We will drop you to the airport, before 3 hours of your scheduled flight. Hope you had a wonderful time with us, have a wonderful journey.

  • Breakfast

Cost Details

Includes

  •  Airport pick up and drop by car/van/hiace
  • 4 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and transportation.
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • An experienced English-speaking and Government license holder Trekking guide including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
  • Trekking porter including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging ( 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis)
  • All necessary paper works, trekking permits and TIMS card.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All trekking equipment for trekking staff
  • All government and local taxes

Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax, Sightseeing entry fee for the city tour.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • All Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottle, hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • All kind of drinks, hot water, alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in cost include.

Good to Know

Daily Walking Hours

If you choose Gokyo Lake Trek 11 Days package, then you will have to walk 5-6 hrs per day on average. However this is only rough estimation as trekking hours is depended on the level of strange, capacity and walking speed.

But consider the thing that some days the trails are flat and comfortable with small altitude gain. These days are easier and stress free. On the other hand there comes the day, when you will have to gain huge altitude and long trekking distances.

Distance of Gokyo Lake trek

The total distance that you need to cover during the Gokyo Lake trek is 92 km or 52 miles .Thus, from distance point of view, Gokyo Lake trek seem lot more easier. With this you will cover approximately 9 km a day .However, if you are undertaking Gokyo Lake Trek with Everest Base Camp, total distance increases with more difficulty.

Temperature in Gokyo lake

The temperature and altitude are inversely proportional each other. This means as you gain more altitude the temperature decrease. You are sure to experience different temperature range.  As up move up from 2860m to 5357m.

Usually, Temperature is warm and favorable at lower region of trek. However, as altitude increase, temperature decreases. The winds are chilly.

Client Reviews

  • Yow Sim
    Yow SimSingapore |May 21, 2018

    Excellent customer services

    Very good experience with Suman and Team of DHA. They have been very helpful since our arrival to departure. Our guide Huparaj is very kind person, who took care of us in our entire trip to ebc. The price they gave us is very reasonable. Will definately comeback for our next trip.

  • J
    Jamie LefrakUnited States |April 15, 2016

    Short everest trek

    I have been stayed in Kathmandu for my private concern. I found Dream Heaven Adventure which has best schemes to give me my feel. They arranged a great trip to Everest. It was an excellent overall experience. Very helpful people and great company,Don’t forget to explore Himalayan beauty guys!!

  • M
    Mohammad KUnited Arab Emirates |November 24, 2014

    Excellent Everest Trip

    It was excellent experience with Dream Heaven Adventure Pvt. Ltd. The Company is great. Director Suman, the young man is very friendly and has a good eye for detail in his service. The service was extremely professional, and the staffs were terrific. Thanks for all who make our holiday memorable!

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