Everest Gokyo Lake Trek - 10 Days

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group: 1 - 25 people
  • Max Altitude: 5,357m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • A scenic mountain flight to Lukla.
  • Unique traditional Sherpa culture.
  • Ancient monasteries at Tyangboche.
  • Largest and deepest glaciers in the world the Ngozumpa glaciers.
  • Amazing Gokyo Lakes.
  • Summit the Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) for spectacular Everest range views.
  • Wonderful Himalayan's view Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu, etc.
  • Reach the highest airport in the world.
  • Walkthrough the landscape, wilderness, icefalls, glacier, and unique Sherpa villages.

About Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

The classic Everest Gokyo Lake Trek 10 days is the most mesmerizing journey and less crowded trekking destination in the Everest region, this trek offers an amazing six glacial Gokyo Lakes and the highest mountains. Gokyo Valley Trek is an alternative route to the Everest Base Camp trek as it's one the best picturesque lifetime thing and you have a great opportunity to summit Gokyo -Ri ( 5,357m), from here, you can enjoy getting close panorama mountains to view and Khumbu icefalls. This trek being attracted by colorful lakes, ancient monasteries, gigantic Himalayas, exciting landscapes, varying topography, local community lifestyle with culture, wilderness, and traditional Sherpa villages.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is not just about Gokyo valley it's also about the delightful Everest experience, it's lies towards the western part of the Khumbu region. Explore the Gokyo Ri, tranquil Gokyo valley, and wonderful Gokyo lakes which can make incredible moments on your life. Similarly, the trail leads through an amazing glacier and Dudh Kosi river, then you'll see the special diverse plants and wildlife at Sagarmatha Nation Park. The experts at our company, Himalayan Frozen Adventure have carefully made the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek itinerary to give the best experience in the Everest region.

This Gokyo Valley landmarks are equally fascinating natural wonders in the Khumbu region as it,s provides spectacular views like Mount Everest (8,848m), Makalu (8,481m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho-yu (8201m), and more peaks. Gokyo is surrounded by the Everest range and set amongst the world's largest and deepest Ngozumpa glaciers and Khumbu glaciers.

This Everest Gokyo Lake Trek (10 Days) Itinerary begins from Lukla after a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu and follows the Sherpa community villages of Phakding, Namche, Dole, and Gokyo. Likewise, the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek route passes through the dense rhododendron with oak forests, frozen waterfalls, nature landscapes,  flushing river. We designed an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar for enjoying the Sherpa unique culture and make altitude fitness, Namche is one most popular and beautiful town in the

After reaching the naturally fascinating Gokyo lake (4,790m), there you can feel excited about seeing six glacier lakes and surrounded mountains. The next day you will climb up to Gokyo -Ri ( 5,357m) for catching 360 Himalayan range and glacier with icefalls views. Likewise, the trek descends to Machhermo, Namche, Manjo, Lukla, and flight back to Kathmandu Valley.

Are you planning to trek Gokyo Valley? This 10 Days Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Itinerary is perfect for you to get exciting experience in your lifetime. The best time to go on Everest Gokyo Trek is from March to April and October to November. For any queries or Everest Gokyo Lake Trek cost information, feel free to contact us anytime.


Notices: (Weather in the Himalayan region which may change any at times. (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) flight a few hours may be late or one, two, or more days may be canceled for bad weather reasons. This kind of condition we have to waits a long time for Lukla flight. As this can happen either at the start or end of the trek. This kind of problem we also organize helicopter rescue, the helicopter charge will around USD 3400 where includes 4-5 people per flight. We suggest you; if possible (1-2) extra days manage for this trekking).

Itinerary

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After having breakfast, you take a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport then a scenic 35 minutes mountain flight to Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla, we will meet with the rest of the crew members and begin trekking towards Phakding. The trail leads through on Sherpa villages, Dudh Koshi River, green forest, and beautiful landscapes. After 3 hours of walking, you reach Phakding, where you can explore the multi-color Buddhist flags, mani walls, Yak trains, and Tibetan words carved in rocks. Overnight stay at trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,610m
  • Phakding
After having breakfast, you leave the Phakding and walk along the Dudhkoshi River then pass beautiful rhododendron forests, Himalayan pine, and see the Kusum kangaroo and Thamserku mountains view. Similarly, you will cross the high suspension bridges and ascent to dense forest. On the way, you will see first Mount Everest's view, then reach the beautiful town of this trek Namche Bazaar. Overnight you stay at a trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,450m
  • Namche
Today is your rest day for altitude fitness and explore the traditional valley. After having breakfast, you hike towards twin villages Khumjung and Khunde, for getting local community experience of Sherpas. Likewise, you reach Everest View Lodge, where you get to see spectacular landscapes and majestic Himalayan views of Mt.Evereat, Lots, and others Taubuche, Cholatse, Thamserku, Kwangde, Khandala, and the gorgeous Ama Dablam. After leaving the Everest View Lodge trail leads Khumjung to explore Hillary School and Yeti skul, then descent to Namche.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,450m
  • Namche
Today trail leaves the Everest base camp trekking route and goes to Gokyo valley. On the way, you will get excellent views, traditional Sherpa villages, flora, and fauna. After getting Mount Ama Dablam view and exploring the Tyangboche monastery, then trail ascends to Mong La and walks through the pine forest. Likewise, crossing the Phorte you reach Dole, where we stay overnight at a trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Dole
  • 4,200m
After having breakfast at Dole the trail continues Machhermo. Leaving the Dole you can enjoy an impressive landscape, Yak grazed land, a tea shop, and a guest house. On the way, you will see Mount Cho Oyu 8,200m with amazing glacier and surrounding snow-capped mountains. Walking along the Dudh Kosi River you reach Machhermo. Overnight stay at trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,470m
  • Machhermo
A quick breakfast, and we descend to the Gokyo Valley. On the way, we cross Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier of the Khumbu region along with breath-taking views of the surrounding. Upon reaching Gokyo, we settle in our guesthouse and have lunch. Later, hike to one of the lakes in the valley to see excellent panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,790m
  • Gokyo
Today, we wake up early in the morning and hike up to Gokyo Ri from where we will see the excellent view of the entire region and the Himalayan mountains likes Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, and numerous other peaks. Likewise, you have a great opportunity to explore the world's largest and deepest Nagzumba glacier. After soaking the beauty in our memory, we trek back to Machermo for the night stay.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,470m
  • Machermo
After breakfast, the trail descends back to beautiful Sherpa villages, walks along the Dudh Kosi River and leaves Tengboche via Dingboche. Similarly, you walk through the rhododendron forest and ascent to Kanjuma then reach Namche. Overnight stay at a trekking lodge.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,450
  • Namche
You trek back to Lukla today. Descending steeply through Sagarmatha National Park, you will cross a suspension bridge. The trail will be full of colorful prayer flags, Chortens, mani walls, and small gompas. Going through attractive forests of rhododendron & pine and small villages along with captivating views of snow-capped mountains and astonishing sceneries, you reach Lukla.
  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,850m
  • Lukla
You fly back to Kathmandu after having breakfast. During the flight, you get to see views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon reaching Kathmandu airport, head to your hotel and freshen up. You are free to explore the market and buy souvenirs to take back with you. Later in the evening, you visit a restaurant to have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Pickup/Drop from Airport- Hotel- Airport by private car/Jeep.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Teahouse/Trekking lodge and accommodation during the trek
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek 6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide.
  • (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and Porters costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Himalayan Frozen Adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and Supplementary snacks.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag, to be returned after trip completion.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance).
  • Trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • First aid box.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinners.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Soft drinks including water.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Hot showers during the trek Phakding, Namche and Lukla.
  • Personal expense.
  • Tips for guide and porter.
     

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

Useful Information

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Accommodation

Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. The Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.


Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek Meals

At the Kathmandu has included only breakfast. During the Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Everest region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 


Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing in the high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January, and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.


Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!