Gokyo Lake Trek 12 Days

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2
  • Trip Type: Tea House Trek
  • Season: March to June | Sept to Dece
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Tranport: Flight + Vehicle
  • Max Elevation: 5,360m | 17,585ft

Highlights

  • Breathtaking journey to the pristine Gokyo Lakes in the Everest region
  • Magnificent views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu
  • Serene and sacred turquoise Gokyo Lakes are surrounded by majestic mountains
  • Exploration of traditional Sherpa villages and immersion in their warm hospitality
  • Visits to ancient monasteries, experiencing the spiritual serenity of the region
  • Well-designed itinerary ensuring proper acclimatization for a safe trek

About Gokyo Lake Trek 12 Days

Do you want to see the best view of Mt. Everest and less crowded trekkers? 

Of course, all your answers come yes, and wish to have a good trek with wonderful mountain views. Our experienced teams have been well-designed for your thrilling adventure trek to the peaceful Gokyo Lake Trek. Welcome to the breathtaking 14-day Gokyo Lake Trek with Nepal Spirit Adventure! Embark on a mesmerizing journey to the pristine Gokyo Lakes, nestled in the heart of the Everest region. This remarkable trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the serene beauty of the Himalayas and experience the rich Sherpa culture.

The Gokyo Lake Trek takes you on a scenic adventure through ancient trails, charming Sherpa villages, and awe-inspiring landscapes. As you ascend to higher altitudes, you will witness panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, offering a feast for the eyes. The highlight of this trek is the series of turquoise Gokyo Lakes, set against a backdrop of majestic mountains. These tranquil lakes, believed to be sacred by the locals, create a surreal and awe-inspiring setting that will leave you breathless.

Immerse yourself in the warm Sherpa hospitality as you visit traditional villages, interact with local communities, and gain insight into their unique way of life. Marvel at ancient monasteries and immerse yourself in the spiritual serenity of the region, where Buddhism has deep roots. The Gokyo Lake Trek is a perfect blend of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural immersion. Join Nepal Spirit Adventure as we take you on this incredible journey to the enchanting Gokyo Lakes, where lifelong memories are waiting to be created.

Gokyo Lake Trek Route Overview

Embark on the exhilarating Gokyo Lake Trek with Nepal Spirit Adventure, starting with a thrilling flight to Lukla. From there, your trek begins toward the renowned Namche Bazaar, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks along the way. Continuing the trek, you will head towards the beautiful Gokyo Valley passing through several villages such as Dole and Machhermo. The trail takes you through traditional Sherpa villages, captivating forests, and across glacial rivers. As you ascend, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and the sparkling Gokyo Lakes.

The final destination of the trek is Gokyo Ri, a vantage point offering a panoramic view of the Everest region. From Gokyo Ri, you can witness the stunning vistas of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, along with the mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes below. After experiencing the beauty of Gokyo, you will retrace your steps back to Lukla, where you will catch a flight back to Kathmandu, concluding your Gokyo Lake Trek.  Feel free to contact us for a better arrangement for Gokyo Lake Trekking 2023 | 2024.

Why Gokyo Lake trek?

One of the best views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu from Gokyo Ri- including many other snowy mountains and fewer tourists, you can enjoy this adventure in your lifetime experience.

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Itinerary

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Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a (short scenic flight of 35 mins) to Lukla with panorama views of mountains, reaching Lukla with its unique airstrip start the trek towards Phakding on a good trail through traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of snow-capped peaks after a good walk of 3-4 hours reaching Phakding for an overnight stop in a nice lodge by the bank of Dudh Kosi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,640m | 8,690ft

The morning walk continues following the river upstream most of the way, crossing a few bridges over the Dudh Kosi River and villages of Bhenkar and Monjo to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here leading to Jorsalle village for lunch, and then walk for a few hours to the last bridge leading with a steep uphill climb for few hours to Namche Bazaar, Namche with many facilities good stores, shops, restaurant, pubs, cyber cafe, post office, and banks.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft

A perfect spot for a rest day and acclimatization before heading higher area, at Namche one can relax or take a short hike to Everest View Hotel which takes almost 2 hours or walk up to the top of Namche for better views of Everest, Amadablam, and adjoining peaks, visit of the interesting museum.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft

First-hour walk to Kyangima near Shanasa, chances of seeing some wildlife colorful Danphe pheasant (Impeyan Pheasant) National bird of Nepal and musk deer, and sometimes Himalayan Thar (mountain goat). From here our route diverts towards the north with a slow climb to the ridge at Mong 3,973 meters. After Mong descends to Dudh Kosi at Phortse Thangka, from here continue to walk uphill to Dole through rhododendron forest and then fades to juniper and conifers trees, at Dole for an overnight stop with a view of Khumbila and Tawache peaks.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 4,200m | 13,210ft

After Dole, walking along the valley on a gradual trail for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325m and to Luza at 4,390m; then skirting around the ridgeline with the first glimpse of Machherma, located below a small valley, finally reaching Machherma for lunch and overnight stop after a good scenic walk, afternoon free for acclimatization for a short hike for views of Mt. Cho Oyo 8,210m and all the mountains that flank the Ngozumba Glacier.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 4,410m | 14,620ft

The morning walk leads to Gokyo Lake following a scenic trail to Pangka 4,545m, then climbing a rocky path into ablation valley passing the first lake and second lakes, then reaching the third lake called Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake. Bank of the Lake a summer settlement of Gokyo at 4,790 meters, after lunch a short walk from the lake with a view of Mt. Cho Oyoworld’s 06th highest, and Gyachung Kang with a reflection on emerald Gokyo Lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 4,790m | 15,155ft

Morning hike to Gokyo Ri 5,357m, offers a panorama of the world’s highest peaks from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest,Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche, and to the east rises Mt. Makalu. After a mesmerizing time at Gokyo Ri descend to Gokyo for lunch and then a short walk to Na or further beneath Ngozumba Glacier with the rest of the afternoon free at leisure to enjoy the surrounding views overnight in the teahouse of Gokyo

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 4,790 m | 15,155 feet

From here on a quiet trail to Phortse above Dudh Kosi River, a walk leads on the gradual winding downhill path to a sleepy village at Phortse, seldom visited by other trekkers on this route to this village.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 3,800 m | 12,467 feet

After Phortse walk leads on the less trekked route to upper Pangboche village near the old monastery after a few hours of interesting trek, from here on the downhill trail to the bridge over the Imjatse River. After the bridge back into tree lines and lush vegetation of rhododendron, oaks, birch, and pine trees, the walk climbs for an hour or more to reach a beautiful spot at Thyangboche monastery.  A nice scenic place surrounded by peaks including views of Mt. Everest and Amadablam, here visit the interesting monastery.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 3,867m | 12,687ft

Today is a long day walk of this adventure on a downhill to Imjatse River, from here a steep winding walk to Sanasa located on a high ridge with fantastic views of snow-capped peaks with Everest and majestic Ama-Dablam

From here head back on the main trail to Namche Bazaar, with a pleasant break for lunch, and then slowly descend towards the river valley to reach Monju village near the Sagarmatha National Park gate.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,830m | 9,284ft

Morning walks on a pleasant path most of the way reaching Phakding and then retracing the walk back to Lukla with the last climb for an hour, on reaching Lukla celebrate last night's dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,840 m | 9,318 feet

From Lukla morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu with fantastic views of the mountains from the plane on landing at Kathmandu airport, our staff transfers you back to the hotel around the Thamel area with the rest of the day free at leisure overnight in a hotel is inclusive.

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    Cost Details

    • Trek route permit of Sagarmatha National Park
    • Pasang Lhamu rural village manicipality entrey permit
    • Both-way flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu and Lukla departure taxes
    • High-quality trek equipment: Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag (return after trek)
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (3 times a day) meals along the trek
    • Hotel to the airport to hotel by private vehicle (1 departure, 1 arrival)
    • Experience local Sherpa trek guide including his daily wages and insurance
    • One trek porter for 2 trekkers including his daily wages and insurance
    • Twin share (room) tea-house/lodge during the trekking period
    • General first aid medicine for guests and staff
    • Coordination of service for emergency and rescue operation
    • Personal travel-trekking and Medical Insurance
    • Nepal visa
    • Hotel in Kathmandu and food
    • Personal trek equipemnt
    • All the drinks: Alcoholic or nonalcoholic-mineral water, cold drinks, chocolate, biscuits, and tea or coffee
    • Electricity-battery- charge, telephone, internet, and hot shower and deluxe hotel on the trek
    • Etra luggage charge: Excess baggage charges during the flight between Kathmandu and Lukla
    • Tipping

    Dates & Prices

    Departure note

    Published dates are guaranteed departure, if doesn’t match your travel plans, we’re more than happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you’re looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips to your dream.

     

    Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
    23 Apr, 2024 - 04 May, 2024AvailableUS$1155Confirm
    26 Apr, 2024 - 07 May, 2024AvailableUS$1155Confirm
    29 Apr, 2024 - 10 May, 2024AvailableUS$1155Confirm

    Useful Information

    Teahouse During the Trek

    During the trek, we arrange accommodation in comfortable teahouses, also known as mountain lodges. The rooms in the teahouses are equipped with twin beds and basic furniture such as small tables or chairs. While blankets are generally provided, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag for added comfort and warmth. The bathroom facilities in the teahouses are usually shared, and you can expect a combination of Asian-style squatting toilets or Western-style sitting toilets, depending on the teahouse.

    While most teahouses have running water facilities, please note that hot water for showers may be available at an additional charge. However, it's important to keep in mind that the availability of hot showers can vary from teahouse to teahouse.

    Meals on the Trek

    During your trek with us, you will enjoy full board meals which include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The meals will be provided at the local lodges and teahouses along the trekking route. For breakfast and dinner, you will dine at the same teahouse or lodge where you are staying. The menu options will vary from place to place, allowing you to choose from a range of local and international dishes.

    One of the most popular traditional meals in Nepal is Dal Bhat, which consists of rice and lentils. Additionally, you can expect a variety of other food items such as rice, seasonal vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some teahouses even offer Western-style foods like pizza, pasta, and French fries to cater to different tastes.

    For breakfast, you can typically find a variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes available to start your day off right. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements or preferences, and we will do our best to accommodate them during your trek.

    Safe Drinking Water

    Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problems AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy it from every local shop and lodge. Remember! River, spring, and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, can't drink without adding water purification pills or filters then will be suitable to drink.

    You can buy also boiled water from every lodge. Boiled water and sealed packed water cost $ 1-2 dollars per letter and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and pack the extra cost for all the table drinks.

    Health and Fitness Required

    Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in participating in trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with a morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or months before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non-technical effort walks.

    The highest height gain on this trip is at 5,360m in Gokyo Ri Top above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and downs, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and riverside as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still require moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult their medical doctor before traveling do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

    Our Experience Trekking Crews

    Nepal is a mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, you must be accompanied by an experienced and qualified guide and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

    Our experienced guide provides you with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day-to-day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed by Nepal Government, and certified by TAAN and the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

    All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing help, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

    Assuring that all our trips are well managed by the expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experiences and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books.

    During your time with us, you will have time to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

    This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smoothly as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helper in certain conditions.

    High Altitude Sickness

    Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effects of altitude, shortness of breath, and possibly light-headedness, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness.

    In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop, please tell your trekking guide, and he will advise you to deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

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