Gokyo Lake Trek is one of the most popular trekking trails in the Everest region. Mt Everest, locally known as “Chomulungma”, is the highest mountain in the world. You really enjoy the breathtaking views of the Gokyo Lake. You can have an excellent view of the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest (8,848.86m) and Similarly Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and the huge Ngozumpa glacier from Gokyo Ri. It is Situated at an elevation of 4750m.
Gokyo Lake Trek Highlights
- Hike to the Gokyo Ri
- Gorgeous views of the Everest mountain range Such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Thamserku, and many more.
- Exploration of the Legendary Sherpa Community.
- Exploration of the different Buddhist Monasteries.
Best Time for Gokyo Lake Trekking
The Gokyo Lake Trekking can be done all around the year. But it’s better to trek the Gokyo in Autumn and in Spring Seasons.
Autumn (September, October, November)
Autumn is the festive Season for Trekking for Trekkers from all around the world. The weather Conditions in the month of September, October, and November are mostly Suitable for trekking in the Gokyo Lake area.
Autumn is one of the Peak seasons in Nepal for trekking. The temperature during this season is quite fine neither hot nor Cold. If you wish to trek the Gokyo in autumn, you can also explore some of the major festivals in Nepal that fall in autumn.
Spring (March, April, May)
Spring is one of the best times of the year when beautiful flowers are blooming and new leaves start to grow. The whole environment becomes green which gives you fresh air and Pleases your eyes.
During Spring, Nepal looks even more beautiful in Nature. You will have Clearer scenic mountain views. The temperature and weather condition of the Gokyo region is also favorable.
You may expect some light rainfall in late May. But, don’t worry, the view you get to explore the next morning is Splendid.
Gokyo Lake Trekking Difficulty
Gokyo Lake Trek is an adventurous trek of the Everest region
As you trek to a higher altitude, You might have some difficulty in breathing. The amount of Oxygen becomes thinner as you walk up to a higher altitude, so you may also face Acute Mountain Sickness.
The difficulty increases if you trek during the monsoon Season. During the monsoon, there are heavy rainfalls which makes the trail muddy and Slippery. You need to be careful with your Steps. Therefore, it is best to avoid trekking there in the monsoon if you are a beginner. If you are a well-experienced trekker, then you are sure to enjoy any season.
Similarly, during the Winter, the Gokyo Lake area is precisely enclosed with Snow. It may cause difficulty in walking and Passing the trails.
Day 01Airport – Hotel in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Once you arrive there at the airport you will be Picked up by our airport representative and transfer to the Hotel. After your refreshment you can Just walk around your Hotel.
After having breakfast, you begin your tour to the different Cultural heritage Sites from Kathmandu Valley like; Bhaktapur, “Popularly known as City of Devotees”, Pashupatinath, “most Visited Hindu Pilgrimage Site from Nepal” and Bauddhanath, “the renowned largest Buddhist Stupa” and in the evening you Just drive back to the Hotel and stay Overnight.
Day 03 Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding
You Just drive early to the airport for your Lukla flight and trek to Phakding approx. 4 hrs and Overnight in a Tea house.
Day 04Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,435m)
Here, the trail continues to Chhumawa with the beautiful Scenery of Waterfalls along with the magnificent view of Thamserku Himal, then you Cross a long Suspension bridge and reach Monju- Jorsale.Now you cross Dudhkosi here again and the trails ascends till Namche Bazaar approx. 7 hrs.
Day 05Namche Bazaar (3,435m)
Here, you Spend one more day for acclimatizatopn. Either you can hike to Khumjung- Khunde or to the Sherpa museum, where you get information in detail of flora and fauna from this area.
Day 06Namche Bazaar – Phortse Thanga (3,680m)
In the beginning,the trail Slightly goes uphill from Namche and turn to Phortse Thanga via Khumjung, Dudhkoshi Valley. The trail is Zigzag and along the trail sometime you can see mountain goats, Himalayan Thar and other beautiful endangered birds of this region and Overnight at Tea house.
Day 07 Phortse Thanga – Machhermo (4,470m)
The trail goes through the forest and offers the magnificent vista of Cho- Oyu (8201m) and many other Snowy Peak of Khumbu region and Overnight at Tea house.
Day 08 Machhermo – Gokyo (4,750m)
You Continue your trek through the Zigzag trail with the mountain vista and finally, you reach Gokyo and Of Course the beautiful Lake.
Day 09Gokyo (4,750m)
Here, again you Spend one more day for acclimatization. Either you hike early to Gokyo – Ri (5350m), to see the wonderful Sunrise over the Himalayas. It offers the Spectacular Panorama of Cho- Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse etc. or.You can Just Spend your day at Gokyo for acclimatization
Day 10 Gokyo – Machhermo (4,470m)
After Completing your breakfast you Just leave your Tea house and trek down same way to Machhermo and Stay Overnight in a Tea house.
Day 11Machhermo – Phortse Thanga (3,680m)
The trail descends Same way with an excellent view of Amadablam, Tawoche and other mountains.approx 5 hrs.
Day 12Phortse Thanga – Namche Bazaar (3,435m)
In the beginning, you Climb then the trail descends to Kyangjuma and finally, arrives at Namche Bazaar and Stay Overnight in a Tea house.
Day 13 Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,850m)
Now you descend same way to Dudhkoshi and Continue trek to Lukla and stay Overnight in a Tea house.
Day 14 Lukla – Kathmandu
After having hot breakfast, you Just Check in to the airport and fly to Kathmandu with an excellent views of Mt.Everest, Kongde Himal including Langtang ranges. Once you arrive there at the Kathmandu airport you drive to Hotel and stay Overnight.
Here, you do have day free. You can go for Shopping and in the evening you enjoy with traditional Nepalese farewell dinner with typical Cultural dances.
Day 16Hotel – Airport
You will be Picked up from your Hotel and transfer to the airport on time for your final departure.
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Required equipments and useful tips for your Trekking/ Hiking Tours:
The Hiking /Trekking generally goes through the high Himalayan passes, it may covers with full of snow so, we advise you to accompany a porter to carry your necessary stuffs. The porter usually carries 18 kgs of your luggage.We also expect you to carry a regular backpack for your valuables and required goods.
We as a travel operator suggest you to bring the basic clothing and accessories to the trek and the remaining you can just leave/store at Himalayan Abode Trekking or at your Hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara for free. Here are the basic list of usual equipments regarding your Trekking/ Hiking duration.
Sun hat or Scarf
- Winter hat/ Insulating hat/ Wide-brimmed hat
- Headlight with an extra supplement batteries
- Sunglass with UV protection
- Face/body wipes
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight winter gloves
Hiking shirts /Long-sleeved shirt
Rain jacket or Rain Coat
- Fleece jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants
- T-Shirt ( Lightweight wool)
- Polypropylene underwear
- Down jacket (available on hire in Kathmandu/ Pokhara)
- Hiking Boots
- Thick wool socks (bring an extra pair of thick light socks)
- Water sterilization tablets or liquids
- Trekking/Hiking pole
- Sleeping bag (-15 is recommended in high altitude trekking)
- Deodorant floss
- Biodegradable bar soap
- First aid kit etc.
Nov 2016 • Couples
We did a trek in 2013 to the Annapurna Base Camp through arrangements made by Himalayan Abode’s. It was a fantastic experience and we were very satisfied with their service. This year without a second thought we contacted Nabin (the managing director) again for our trek to Gokyo and EBC.
We were picked up at the airport by Nabin himself in a private vehicle. He booked a very comfortable hotel that provides 24-hour running hot shower. The trekking guide, Shahadev Thapa, was extremely professional and knew the trekking route like the back of his hand. While walking, Shahadev would carefully observe how we felt at different sections/altitudes, and set a comfortable pace. He also knew which room in which tea house was the warmest at night, or had the best view. We were very happy with the rooms he chose for us throughout the trek. We were initially perplexed by how heavy Shahadev’s backpack was, because he apparently did not have too much clothing/gear. Turned out he carried a huge bag of apples in the pack so that we could eat fruit everyday after dinner. We thought that was pretty sweet.
Overall I’d definitely use Himalayan Abode for future treks/travels to Nepal. Highly recommended!favonius Taiwan
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