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    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      15 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate
    • Activities
      Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Hotel/Guesthouse
    • Meals
      B.L.D
    • Max.altitude
      5364m.
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • BEST TIME
      March - May & Sept - Dec

    Message Regarding flight to/from Lukla

    During the peak seasons for the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek (March to May and September to November), all the Lukla flights will be operated from the Manthali Airport due to congestion at Tribhuvan Airport.

    Trip Overview

    Do natural landscapes and pristine lakes excite you? If it does, we want you to check out the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. The natural landscapes, the serene environment, and the wildlife of the Khumbu region will amaze you beyond your imagination.

    While embarking on this journey, you'll pass through one of the most spectacular routes of Khumbu. The journey is the perfect blend of tranquility and embodies the serenity of Gokyo Lake. This holy lake is a sacred embodiment to the Hindus and Buddhists, and on this trek, you'll get the chance to be in the presence of this holy site.

    As you traverse these routes, you'll be entering the Sagarmatha National Park, one of this trek's notable highlights. The conservational park is home to various flora and fauna that will captivate your eyes. All the way, there will be green vegetation, and you'll meet birds like Himalayan snowcocks and also the yaks on the way.

    We welcome all our clients to join us on this fantastic trek, where you'll enjoy the best of the natural and cultural aspects of the Khumbu region. The hospitality nature of the Sherpas, the breathtaking mountains, and the calmness of the beautiful lake will surely add bliss to your trek.

    Special Highlights

    • Explore the beautiful world heritage sites in Kathmandu- a city popular for its diverse culture.
    • Board the thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla.
    • Enter the Sagarmatha National Park and admire the wilderness.
    • Pay a visit to the famous Sherpa museum in Namche Bazaar.
    • Hike to Everest View Hotel- the highest-placed hotel and enjoy the 360-degree views of the peaks- Cho Oyu, Thamserku, and more.
    • Become acquainted with the bravest and kindest ethnic groups of Khumbu- the Sherpas.
    • Look out for wild animals and varied species of birds while entering the Sagarmatha National Park.
    • Witness the beauty of the Khumbu region in the off-the-beaten trails of the Gokyo Valley.
    • Stand and relax at the shore of the world's highest freshwater lakes in Gokyo Valley.
    • Walk across the biggest glacier in the Khumbu region, the Ngozumpa Glacier.
    • Hike up to one of Khumbu's most popular viewpoints, Gokyo Ri, and watch the captivating sunrise.
    • Enjoy the panoramic sight of the Mahalangur Himal, including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, etc.

    Route Overview

    The 15-day Gokyo Lake Trek will begin after you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. Upon your arrival, you'll be greeted by our staff from Nepal Hiking Team.

    You'll begin the trip with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This journey will take you across the old villages of the Khumbu region. The first town you'll be reaching is Namche Bazaar. You'll be having a rest day at this location, and a hike to Everest View Hotel will also be arranged for acclimatization purposes. Then, for the following hikes, you'll pass through the villages of Dole, Machhermo, and others.

    The most exciting day is the hike from Macchermo to Gokyo Lakes. You'll be mesmerized when you reach Gokyo and witness the serene waters yourself.

    Then you'll set off for a hike to the view of Gokyo Ri, situated at 5,360m high. From this viewpoint, you'll relish the panoramic ranges of Mt Everest, Cho Oy, Lhotse, Mahalangur Himal, and more. You'll also see the largest glacier, the Ngozumpa Glacier. After the hike, you'll return to the valley and have the rest of the day for yourself.

    With this, the descent begins from Gokyo to Dole, Namche Bazaar, and finally to Lukla. You'll catch a flight back to Kathmandu and prepare for your departure home with a bag full of memories.

    Best Time for the Gokyo Lake Trek

    We want our clients to get the most out of the Khumbu region; hence we would like to suggest some of the best times for the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek.

    The ideal time for the trek is during spring and autumn.

    The spring season lies in the month of March-May. The weather condition during this season is moderate, which will be an advantage for the hikers. You can enjoy your walk under clear skies and witness the splendid views of the peaks clearly.

    The next suitable season for hikers is autumn, i.e., September- November. This season is considered to be the most favorite season by all. The famous festival Dashain, Tihar, will also be around the corner this season; hence you can enjoy the warm weather and witness festivals.

    Difficulty Level

    Unlike other treks like the Everest Base Camp and Everest High Passes Trek, the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is relatively easier. Well, the route does have steep uphill and downhill terrains, but with an experienced guide, you can complete the trek easily.

    One thing you need to be aware of is altitude sickness. Acute altitude sickness is a serious matter to be considered, and for this, the correct protocols should be followed. We would like to assure you that our trekking leaders are trained to help clients in matters of altitude sickness. They'll be arranging the acclimatization spots, checking your oxygen level every day, and also giving you instructions on the walking pace in those high-altitude areas.

    A quick tip for all trekkers preparing for the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is that despite being easy, you need to exercise regularly and maintain good physical fitness for this trek.

    Alternative Treks

    If you still want to look for more options other than this trek, then we've some recommendations for you. All of these mentioned treks are located in the Khumbu region,

    First, we have the Gokyo Lake Renjo La Pass Trek. In this 16-day trekking package, you'll cross the Renjo La Pass and also trek to Gokyo Lake.

    You can choose any trek according to your preferences. Nevertheless, we will make sure to make your trek to make your trip a memorable one by offering you the best service

    Itinerary

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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transports in private vehicles including airport transfers
    • Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide, and private vehicle
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private bathrooms with hot showers at Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people), and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
    • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
    • Duffle bag for the trekking
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
    • Trek map, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit
    • All trek permits. 
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
    • Cold drinks Inc. Coke, water, Fanta, etc.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek except in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Everest Gokyo Lake Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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