Gokyo Lake Trekking

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
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  • Total Duration: 11 Day(s)
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  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Gokyo lale with Ngozumba glacier

Gokyo Lake Trekking is perfect for those who seek to enjoy the beauty of nature at their own pace above the 4000m. the trek offers a great view of the mountain peaks at a close range. And because there are far less travelers on this route as compared to other trekking area, the atmosphere is much calmer and serene. it is a 33 Km trek from Lukla to Gokyo lake takes around 5/6 days and 3/4 days to return back so least 11 days in total. You can look our offers and daily itinerary below.

Gokyo Ri (Hill) situated at 5315m above the Gokyo Lake is the highest point in Gokyo lake trekking. From this point, you can get the most gorgeous view of the highest mountains in Nepal including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. Another great treat to the eye is the view of Ngozumba glacier which is the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. The ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) in Khumbu region is another reason that makes gokyo trek an amazing experience. From Gokyo Ri see the view of the lake which will turn time to time from blue to green. Many Himalayan birds are swiming and the lodges are just on the side of the torquise lake Gokyo. Our Experienced leader and Sherpa porter who has more than decades of experience in the mountainwill help you to make your trip more safe and pleasure.

Gokyo Lake trek is fairly a moderate trek. The trails are unchartered in some places and away from inhabited areas but all these add more to the great adventure of Gokyo Lake trek. GAT has special inclusive package deal to you with all maps, itinerary and cost.

Be determine aim is high.............Sir Edmund Hellary

Trip Highlights

  • Morning Mountain flight to Lukla
  • Sherpa Culture and Monastery throughout the trek
  • Follow the classic Everest base camp trek till Namche Bazar
  • Trans Himalayan Market in Namche
  • Mush deer, Pheasant and Mountain goat
  • Shoring snow caped Himalayan range
  • Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri-360 degree Himalayan scenery

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Kathamndu-Lukla 30min flight 2780m.- Trek to Phakding 2620m. 4hrs.Overnight at Guest House B.L.D

Day 02 : Phakding-Namche Bazaar 5hrs.(3440m). Overnight at Guest House B.L.D

Day 03 : Rest day in Namche for acclimatization B.L.D

Day 04 : Namche-Phortse Thenga 3975m. 5hrs. Overnight at Guest House B.L.D

Day 05 : Phortse Thanga-Machhermo 4300m 6hrs. Overnight at Guest House B.L.D

Day 06 : Machermo-Gokyo lake 5hrs. 4750m. Overnight at Guest House B.L.D

Day 07 : Gokyo Lake exploration day. Overnight at Guest House B.L.D

Day 08 : Gokyo lake to Dole 5 hrs Overnight at Guest House B.L.D

Day 09 : Dole-Namche Bazar. 6hrs Overnight at Guest House B.L.D

Day 10 : Namche Bazar-Lukla 6hrs. Overnight at Guest House B.L.D

Day 11 : Morning fly to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Only breakfast.

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Cost Include

    •     Sagarmatha National park Entry Permit.
    •     Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathamndu air ticket
    •     Land transportation to and from domestic airport
    •     Best available lodge Accommodation in the mountain
    •     Experienced English Speaking guide with equipment.
    •     Airport drop to international airport for your on ward destination flight.
    •     Airport departure Tax
    •     Safe Drinking Water(Iodinazed)
    •     TIMS (Trekker Information Management System)
    •     One porter for each 2 clients.
    •     Full board meals while in the trekking (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    •     Insurance of Nepalese Staffs.
    •    Salary, daily wages and porter clothes of guide and porters

Cost Exclude

    • Personal expenses and all kind of drinks (hot and cold)
    • Insurance,Staff Tips
    • All meals while in the trek
    • All hotel and food in the Kathmandu,
    • laundry,telephone,Personal equipments.
    • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax and custom clearance
    • Alternative transportation in case of bad weather, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.
    • Nepal Visa

Map of Gokyo Lake Trekking


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Trip Note

  • International Airfare is not included in the tour price.
  • We have hotel in Kathmandu, if you need please let us know.
  • B=Breakfast,L=Lunch,D=Dinner.
  • If you are age people we suggest you to make it for 2 weeks.
  • We do have a package from arrival till Departure to your home.
  • If our departure schedule do match your plan, please let us know your prefered date.

Trek as an Individual, Private Group or Join a Scheduled Trek
Global Adventure Trekking specializes in organizing treks for individuals, couples, and small groups. You can trek by yourself as a private group on the date you select without paying extra, or you can choose to join a small group that is scheduled during your preferred time frame. We also now and then arrange groups on dates other than those shown on this schedule so feel free to contact us to inquire about other possible dates for group treks that you might be able to join.
Small groups with matching capability
Global Adventure Trekking limits groups to 8 persons and coordinates groups to insure compatibility and similar trekking capabilities, so that no one person in the group feels they are being held back or holding back other members of the group. Our sole interest is insure that each client can experience Nepal in the way that matches their interests and capabilities.

When are the Treks programmed?
Please see below the scheduled times for treks in 2014/15. If you would like to join one of these groups simply indicate your trek interest and preferred departure date when you contact us. If a group is shown as Closed (full) please check with us as we may be begins another group on or around that date that you could join.

What important documents do I need to bring with me on this trek?
Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy with Nepal visa.
Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy
Return flight tickets
Insurance coverage policy
Cash and Traveler’s Checks, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate
Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

How fit do I have for this trek?
Trekking means walking in the remote area where modern facility are not available and walking more uphill and downhill. So, if you are physically fit and health condition is fine, you can do this trek easily.


Can I use credit cards in during this trekking?
Credit card facilities are not available in the mountain. So you must have Nepalese Rupees in cash. However in major city like in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar have credit card facilities are available.


What currency do the tea houses take?
Only Nepalese currency is accepted.


Where should I get my money exchanged?
To change Money, In major city there are several Bank and money exchanger, where you can change easily.


What payment do they take for a Nepal Visa?
Nepal Immigration accepts only in US Dollars for visa and please brings 2 pass port photographs.


What are the basic amenities at a tea house?
In few places you will get private attached bath room with running water, However most of the places you need to share the bath room. You always get comfortable private room.


Do tea houses have electricity so I can charge my electronic devices?
Yes, Most of the places have electricity and you can charge your batteries.


Are there any mandatory extra fees during the trek?
No, There is no any hidden fees apart from your personal expenses.


If I need to purchase some gear or supplies where should I get it?
All kind of branded gears you can buy in Kathmandu.


How do I find you at the airport?
Our airport representative will be holding you name card at the arrivals gate, please look your name.


What kind of weather we expect during this trekking?
The weather is very unpredictable in the mountain, however below 1000m is quite warm and coldest season it falls about 8/20 degree.
Below 2000m-  Minimum 1 degree and maximum 15 degree.  (1/15)
Below 3000m-  Minimum -1 degree and maximum 13 degree.
Below 4000m- minimum -2 degree and maximum 12 degree
Below 5000m- minimum -4 degree and maximum 5 degree
Above 5000m is extremely cold.


How does getting food work at the tea houses?
All different verities (continental and Nepalese) of hygienic food is served during the trek.


What is the preferred type of luggage?
A backpack in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders.

Can I get my clothes washed?
No there is no laundry services are available in the mountain.


Do I need to get Diamox (altitude sickness medicine) before I arrive?
Yes you better to bring some high altitude medicine with you.


Can I add extra days to my trekking?
Yes, your trekking is always flexible.
 

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Facts of Trip

Group Size: 1+

Specialty Categories: Hiking and Trekking

Max. Elevation: 5400 m.

Best Season: March to June and September to Mid.December

mode of Transport: Flights

Tour Customizable: Yes

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