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Gokyo Lake Trek Adventure Serene Shores - 17 Days

Gokyo Lake Trek Adventure Serene Shores

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Key Information

TRIP DURATION

17 Days

DESTINATION

Nepal

TRIP DIFFICULTY

Moderate

TREK STYLE

Trekking

ACCOMODATION

hotel / lodge

TRANSPOTATIONS

car / flight

Are you looking forward to the unforgettable adventure through the majestic Gokyo Valley, where turquoise lakes and snow-capped peaks create a magnificent landscape that will mesmerize you? 

The Gokyo Lake trek is the alternative to the traditional Everest base camp trek with plenty of stunning views of Eversr and overnight stay in the cultural and iconic town of Namche Bazar, the Sherpa hub of Nepal. 

However, the trail to the Gokyo Lake is less crowded, offering trekkers an insight into the dramatic landscape, remote village life, impressive views of icy rivers and glacier debris, and the dazzling view of Gokyo Lake itself. 

Gokyo lake trek is a once in a lifetime journey taking you through the hearts of Everest and providing the thrill in your trekking trip. 

Highlights 

Gokyo lake trek is a rewarding trekking trail that will take you through the Goko Valley in the Everest region in Nepal. It is also famous for its pristine and serene crystal-clear Gokyo lakes, scenic view of the majestic snow-capped mountains, and challenging high-altitude passes. 

  • Trekking through the Gokyo Valley and experiencing the stunning natural beauty of the Himalayas.

  • Visiting the Gokyo Lakes are a series of pristine and serene turquoise-colored lakes at high altitudes.

  • Witnessing spectacular panoramic views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and other majestic peaks.

  • Crossing the challenging Cho La Pass, located at 5,420 meters.

  • Exploring traditional Sherpa villages and learning about the local culture and customs of the Himalayan region.

  • Visiting ancient monasteries and witnessing the unique blend of Buddhist and Hindu religious traditions.

  • Enjoying the hospitality of the friendly Sherpa people and experiencing their way of life.

  • Encounter the diverse flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park.

  • Soaking in natural hot springs to soothe tired muscles after long days of trekking.

  • Embarking on a less-crowded alternative to the famous Everest Base Camp Trek, offering a more secluded and authentic Himalayan experience.

 

Overview 

Gokyo Lake trekking is an unbeatable trail that takes you through lush forests, towering mountain ranges, and a sparkling glacial lake with a majestic view at every turn. Along the route, you will have the fantastic opportunity to know the rich culture and tradition of the Sherpa people who have resided there for generations. 

Besides, you will also get to visit the world's highest freshwater lake system at an altitude of 4700m, with water flowing from glaciers and streams. High mountains surround the deep blue alpine lakes with the overview of dozens of other mountain ranges, among the highest peak in the world. 

The opportunity to summit Gokyo Ri offers bird-eye scenic views of the entire Everest region. It stands at 5357 m and is an eye-catching bird viewpoint; you will be able to see a variety of mountain ranges, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. 

You will also encounter the dramatic panoramas of the Khumbu, including the ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang. It offers a mesmerizing view of Nepal's most extended glacier Ngozumba and the Gokyo lakes. 

The trekkers will find the trail a suitable and significant part of the world. Gokyo Valley is one of the most scenic natural wonders. It is located on the shore of Dudh Pokhari, carved with beautiful stone houses and meadows. 

The clear blue and green waters of dazzling Gokyo lakes at 5000 meters are the most mesmerizing sights. 

So, why wait to be a part of the Gokyo Lake trekking? Embark on the adventure of a lifetime amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Gokyo Lake trek, where every step is a journey rewarding awe-inspiring glaciers, turquoise lakes, and soaring Himalayan peaks. 

 

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Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and be briefed on the detailed arrangement of the Trek. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2610

The early flight to Lukla from Kathmandu airport after breakfast is thirty minutes of breathtaking mountain views. From the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, we move on to meet the rest of the crew and make arrangements and final preparations. The hike to Phakding takes around three hours and passes the Chaurikharka village to follows the Dudhkoshi River, a short one to assist acclimatization. Overnight stay in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3440

4-5 Hours. Today’s walk starts along pine forests and pasture lands with several suspension bridges to cross at various points of the Dudh Koshi River. Upon reaching the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi, the climb becomes steeper. After walking for about two hours, we reach a viewpoint giving the first sight of Mount Everest. After passing Jorsale, we reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest and a trading center as well where we take rest for the day. Overnight stay in a lodge.

Namche Bazaar, the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries etc. Although it’s a rest day for acclimatization, we go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint (Thame or Khunde) and take a tour of the place including the Tourist Visitor Center where information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people and their culture and flora and fauna of the region are briefed. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3680

We follow the trail that climbs the top of a ridge offering panoramic views of Thamserku, Kusum Kangrib and Kantega. After walking around a branch ridge, the views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest, Tawetse and Nuptse suddenly become visible. We then start descending and come to the crossroad with one way leading to Gokyo valley. Walking through the village of Trashinga, we soon reach the Dudh Koshi River. The first half of the climb to Tengboche is strenuous, however eases off as the trail approaches forested area. With splendid views in the backdrop, the climb along the mountainside leads to a stone gate that marks the entrance to Tengboche. The sunset falling on Everest and Ama Dablam makes for an outstanding view. Tengboche gives one of the best panoramic views of the snow capped giants. Overnight stay in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
4250

From the Tengboche Monastery, we take a trail through rhododendron forests to Deboche and further to Imja Khola. Then we climb to Pangboche (3930m), a Sherpa village with the oldest monastery in the region. We move on to another village Somare and reach the beautiful Dingboche (4250m) late in the afternoon. Overnight stay in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
4950

With clear views of the peaks, we move on towards Lobuche. The trail drops to Dugla and crosses a river to ascend again atop a ridge and continues on to the moraine of Khumbu glacier, and further on to Lobuche (4950m) where we stay for the night, stay in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
5160

After a strenuous three hour walk, we reach Gorak Shep at an altitude of 5160m. We are just next to our final destination. We set tents and prepare for the next day’s exploration. Overnight stay in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
5545

Today we explore to Kalapathar and Everest Base Camp. The Kalapatthar hill is renowned for panoramic and most exquisite views of Mount Everest and other snowcapped giants like Pumo ri, Nuptse and Lintren. Everest Base Camp is another outstanding destination. We return back to Gorak Shep and overnight.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
4740

We drop down from Lobuche along the glacial moraine and change the path to Zongla, where we stop for the day. Zongla is the last stop before crossing the Cho La Pass at 5483m, so we set camps here and overnight stay in Tea house.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
5483

It’s a long and strenuous day ahead. The climb to Cho La pass is a difficult one, with no water stations, so you ought to carry an extra bottle. Descending from the pass, the trail reaches Thangnak, our next camp site where we stay overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
4790

From Thangnak, we descend to Ngozumpa Glacier to cross it and pass through mesmerizing natural beauty of the turquoise lakes Longpongo and Taboche Tsho. The third lake, Dudh Pokhari is where the Gokyo village is situated. With the backdrop of Cho-Oyo, the beautiful and well facilitated village and its outstanding periphery is our shelter after this adventurous day. Overnight stay in trekking tea house.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
5483

We start early today to Gokyo Ri (5360m) which lies above the village. The steep climb of about four hours to the top is quite strenuous, yet rewards with one of the best views of Everest, Makalu and Lhotse among others. The fourth, fifth and sixth lakes also lie along the way. We return back to Gokyo. Overnight stay in refuge.

We take the downhill to Dudh Koshi river and across the Ngozumpa Glacier. The easy walk passes through second and first lakes. Views of Cholatse, Taboche and other peaks are magnificent along the way. We gradually drop to Machhermo where Cho Oyu, Kangtega and Thamserku form amazing views. The trail further passes through small settlements of Luza and Lhafarma to reach Dole where we stay overnight.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3440

As we further drop down, the flora and fauna get richer. The steep descent passes through Phortse Tenga to Mong La and gradually towards Namche. While on the way you can take bid farewell to Mount Khumbila, Taboche, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Everest and Tengboche that form a backdrop over night in tea house here you can have private hot shower as well.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
2860

The last day of the trek continues with the steep downward trail. Trekkers need to walk really slow in a very controlled and in a balanced manner on the steep rocky terrain until reaching the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi, passing through the open plain, rhododendron forest while enjoying distant view of snow covered mountains. Finally Lukla is reached we can have nice hot shower too.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
1400

The taking off is a dramatic scene just as the landing. The rest of the day can be used for sightseeing ,Shopping or relaxation and celebration with nice Nepalese diner which is offer by your Company Team. Overnight in 3 star hotel.

What Is Included ?

  • A Very Highly Experienced and licensed English speaking guide with his foods,lodging and insurnace.
  • Airport Pick up/Drop Off from Private Car.
  • 2 Night 3 Star Hotel In Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek includ private bathroom and hot shower at Lukla and Namche.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and TIMS.
  • Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with airport transportation
  • Himalayan Partner Treks Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Himalayan Partner treks sleeping bag, down Jacket and Duffel bag (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
  • Government taxes, service charge and official expenses.
  • Everest base camp and Gokyo trekking map.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible
  • Himalayan Partner Treks Company  T- shirt .
  • Assistant guide group size above 5+ person.
  • One Very Strong Porter For Two Pax.
  • We assist you for any worst case Rescue Evacuation Period (Not a Bills Please!)
  • Farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant with Company Owner Team.
  • Kathamndu Valley Tour(Kathmandu,Patan and Bhaktapur Dhubar Squer only).

What Is Excluded?

  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee.
  • All meals while you are in City.
  • Tips for guides, porters and driver.
  • Your insurance and Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • All kind of drinks.
  • Your Rescue insurance.
  • Entrance fees in the monuments during city tour.
  • Extra night accommodation than the scheduled itinerary.

Gokyo Lake Trek Adventure Serene Shores Altitude Profile

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FAQs

The food available during the trek includes a variety of Nepali and international dishes such as dal bhat (rice and lentils), noodles, pasta, pizza, and sandwiches. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are also available.

The Gokyo Lake Trek is best done between March and May and September and November when the weather and skies are consistent.

You need a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card to trek to Gokyo Lake.

The Gokyo Lake Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek, and it requires a good level of fitness and stamina. The walk involves steep ascents and descents, high altitudes, and long hours of walking.

The highest altitude reached during the Gokyo Lake Trek is Gokyo Ri, which is 5,357 meters (17,575 feet).

The accommodation during the trek ranges from basic teahouses and lodges to comfortable guesthouses. Most accommodation options provide basic amenities such as a bed, a blanket, and a shared bathroom.

Additional Information

There is no answer to the best time to visit the Gokyo Lake trek. The Gokyo Lake trekking will be more comfortable, with clear skies and mild temperatures.

It depends on the pleasant weather condition, which is autumn and spring. However, the winter and monsoon seasons also offer various attractions during the Gokyo Lake trek. 

Spring Season 

Spring Season is excellent for the Gokyo Lakes trek as the temperature is mild, and the flowers and vegetation are in full bloom, adding to the beauty of the trail. 

The season starts from the March-May when the daytime temperature ranges from 12°C to 20°C with dry and sunny conditions. Besides, mild rainfall can disturb the weather with a bit of a cold breeze.

While the trail is less steep, beautiful flowers blooming throughout will make your trekking even more fun and exciting. However, the course is a bit crowded as it is the peak season for trekking, so you will encounter different mountaineers and trekkers. 

Autumn Season

Autumn is also one of the popular seasons for trekking, where the skies are clear and the temperature is pleasant. The days are warm with no rain, and the excellent visibility offers stunning views of the mountains and lakes. 

The autumn season starts in September and lasts until November. The daytime temperature ranges from 9°C to 13°C, with the average day remaining dry and sunny. However, the weather may get colder with the occasional rain or snowfall. It's good to pack layers and prepare for weather changes. 

Summer Season 

The summer season in Gokyo Lake starts in June and lasts until August, with weather relatively stable and the skies clear. Besides, it also offers excellent visibility of beautiful mountain ranges and stunning Gokyo Lakes. 

The average temperature during the daytime is 15°C to 20°C, ideal for trekking. However, the temperature can increase, becoming hot as the day progresses. 

The weather is pleasant, but the occasional weather fluctuation will be a problem, so prepare for it. 

Monsoon Season 

The monsoon season in the Gokyo lakes can be challenging as the trails become slippery and muddy, making walking difficult. Besides, the weather can be unpredictable and there is a high chance of rainfall in the daytime. 

The season starts in June and lasts until late September, with the daytime temperature ranging from 10°C to 15°C. The valleys and hills become lush and green, and the waterfalls and rivers fully flow, creating a scenic view and serene atmosphere. 

Moreover, there are fewer tourists during this time, and accommodations and services are often cheaper.

 

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  • Nepal Trail has experienced and professional guides who are knowledgeable about the region and can ensure your safety throughout the trek.

  • Nepal Trail offers comfortable and clean accommodations and various meals catering to different dietary needs and preferences.

  • Nepal Trail's guides have local knowledge and can provide valuable insights into the region's culture, customs, and traditions, allowing you a more immersive experience.

  • Nepal Trail prioritizes safety by providing necessary equipment, following proper health and safety protocols, and maintaining a well-trained staff.

  • Nepal Trail is committed to responsible tourism and implements eco-friendly and sustainable practices.

  • Nepal Trail has received positive reviews and testimonials from previous clients, reflecting the quality of their services and their trekking experience.

Client Reviews

junior_lin87

Greece

4th Aug, 2022

Great Service: Flights and Trek to EBC + Gokyo Ri I used Himalayan Partner Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. to coordinate flights and a guide for Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Gokyo Ri pass. Mr. Ghan Amgain was excellent and he exceeded all of my expectations. While I was waiting for a flight to begin my trek, Mr. Amgain found me an earlier flight by coordinating directly with the airline company even though flights had been booked up the week before. Mr. Amgain knew that it was one of my dream... See more s to see Everest Base Camp and he moved up my flight to avoid being stranded in Kathmandu due to weather. The guide who led my group to EBC and Gokyo Ri was professional, patient and knowledgeable. I felt good about investing my money into a guide and this company because my investment was directly supporting Nepali local businesses. Highly recommend! See less...


Mikey Thomas

United Kingdom

21st Apr, 2023

I had been planning my trip to Everest ever since the pandemic. Once the pandemic was over, I researched the Gokyo lake trek and came across the Himalayan Partner Trek.  An affordable price, friendly staff, and hospital behavior made my journey quite comfortable. Mr. Ghan and his staff are professional and kind. I would highly recommend you their Gokyo lake trek package. 


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