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Gokyo Lake Trek 13 days-Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Ri Peak Trekking Package

Gokyo Lake Trek-13 days Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Ri peak trek is the second most popular trekking in Everest. The Gokyo Ri peak offers beautiful views of glaciers and lakes with the surrounding Himalayas above 8000 m such as Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Amadablam. Also, the Gokyo Valley is standing at the shores of six turquoise lakes and the largest glaciers in the Himalayas-Ngozumpa Glacier.The 13 days Gokyo Lake Trek is a perfect trip to avoid crowded of trekkers. The base camp of Gokyo Ri peak, Gokyo Lake is a small hamlet of Gokyo valley. Also, Gokyo Lake is the highest settlements in the world with a few stone houses.For booking and inquiry, 13 days Gokyo Lake Trek in Nepal, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on Whats App at +977 9851023742.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Gokyo Lake Trek 

Trek Duration: 13 Days

Trek Difficulty: Moderate /Hard

Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May

Trek Altitude: 2650m- 5357m

Trek Cost: USD 1300 - USD 1500

Group Size: 1 - 12 people

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu / Lukla

Gokyo Lake Trek 13 days known as Gokyo Ri Peak and Gokyo valley trek is an off the beaten trekking in Everest Nepal.

  • Gokyo Lake Trek
  • 13 Day Itinerary
  • Cost in Details
  • Trekking Equipments
  • FAQs

Gokyo lake trek to Gokyo valley and Gokyo Ri peak is a serene trekking in Everest, Nepal to experience beauty of the Himalayas. 13 days Gokyo lake trekking allows you to experience the gorgeous turquoise-coloured lakes, pristine glaciers and snow-capped mountains. You will also have an opportunity to enjoy the majestic views of Mt Everest. Gokyo lake 13 days trek is an alternative to the classic Mt.Everest base camp trek.

If you love trekking in the quiet and less crowded trail, then 13 days Gokyo lakes trek itinerary is perfect. The trek covers six freshwater lakes and  also the highest freshwater lake system in the world. You can also view the awe-inspiring Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in the Himalayas. Trek along the ice ridge between Mt. Cho Oyu and Gyachung, staying at local tea houses during the trail. The incredible hospitality of the Sherpa people will amaze you.

Also enjoy the wildlife like musk deer, colourful pheasant, mountain goats, Monal, Danfe, and others. If you are lucky enough you can also spot the rare species of Red Panda  and Snow Leopard. Old Buddhist Monasteries are of great religious and cultural significance that offers a glimpse of the culture and lifestyle of the local community. The trek climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17571 ft) peak. The tremendous Himalayan vista of Mt.Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and other peaks from the top of the Gokyo Ri is another highlight of this trek. The dramatic panoramic view of the gigantic ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang (7922m/25984ft) is simply breath-taking.

The best time for Gokyo Lake Trekking is the Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) season. The climate is favourable, and trekking conditions are perfect around this time. The spring season brings the wildflowers, especially the Rhododendron that paints the hills red. The skies are crystal clear and unobstructed views of the snow-capped mountains will amaze you. The weather is also soothing, and the temperatures in the day time is perfect for trekking. The monsoon season brings in avalanches and landslides. The trail also becomes much slippery. The summer season is too wet in Nepal. Winter, on the other hand, is freezing and might pose a threat for even the most experienced trekkers. You should avoid these seasons for safety reasons.

Everest Gokyo lake trek does not require any technical climbing. However, trekkers must be in the proper physical condition to complete this trek successfully. Overall, the difficulty level of the Gokyo lake trekking is challenging. You will be trekking at the highest of altitudes with dipping oxygen levels and air pressure. Walking every day for 5-6 hours on the rough terrain is not an easy task. There are steep climbs that demand that challenge you physically. The Khumbu region is icy and dry. The flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu is bound to get delayed or even cancelled due to unfavourable conditions. You may add a few extra days to your trip for safety.

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu(1300m)
Receive at Kathmandu airport and drive to hotel.Kathmandu is the vibrant capital of Nepal, jam packed with temples, taxis and tea-stalls.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla(2840m).
A short but spectacular flight over the mountains takes us to Lukla (2840m). Where we set off to Phakding
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m)
Namche Bazaar is a Nepalese trading town and the capital of the Sherpa people. Here you will have a final opportunity to buy any missing items.
Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Given the altitude gain of the Gokyo trek, it's essential to spend an additional day in Namche Bazaar. We'll take a trek to the villages of Konde and Khumjung, with beautiful views of Mount Everest and Mt Ama Dablam.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3680m)
After a brief climb out of Namche Bazaar, we'll traverse the mountain-side with wide views over the valley and Ama Dablam ahead. The path climbs steeply to the tiny village of Mong and descends into Phortse Thanga.
Day 06: Phortse Thanga to Dole (4090m)
Our trail climbs steeply out of a valley to Dole where you can relax with magnificent views of Mt Khumbila and Mt Tawache to keep you company.
Day 07: Dole to Machhermo (4410m)
A steep climb and a traverse along the mountain-side takes us towards Mt Machhermo. The Dudh Koshi river roars below and mountains tower over the trail.
Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m)
Along the Ngozumba Glacier we'll reach the magnificent sacred lakes. Passing 3 lakes the trail ends in Gokyo, a small settlement of lodges on the shore of the incredible aqua lake – 'Dudh Pokhari'.
Day 09: Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5357m)
Next to Gokyo lies Gokyo Ri hill, well worth climbing for a jaw-dropping panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu.
Day 10: Gokyo Lake to Phortse (3800m)
A winding path leads over the Ngozuma Glacier past mounds of rubble and creaking pools of ice to the opposite side and onto Portse.
Day 11: Phortse to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
We'll be re-joining our original path and retracing our steps, mostly heading down in altitude.
Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
We'll be retracing our steps back down to Lukla, where hot showers and good food await!
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu
After flying back to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, you'll be free for the rest of the day to rest and recuperate or explore the city.
Day 14: Kathmandu Airport
Final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get fly back to home.

Cost Included:

  • Airport Transfer - Hotel/Airport/ Hotel.
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu Flight of guide and cliets
  • Twin sharing neat and clean tea houses accommodation during the trek..
  • 3 times meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Trekking Permit – National Park fee and TIMS card
  • English speaking guide and all his flight, insurance, meals, salary and accommodation.
  • All government Taxes and Company service charges

Cost Not Included:

  • Airport pick and departure transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation and Meals- lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Expenses of personal natures like internet, telephone, WiFi, Laundry, hot shower, battery charging fee for mobile and camera.
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like coke, Mineral water, hot water, tea, coffee, beer, whisky.
  • Travel insurance in case of emergency for rescue helicopter and other medication.
  • Upgrade accommodation like room with private toilet.
  • Porter to carry luggage - on clents request- we organize porter on additional cost. 
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes

Note: If scheduled flight gets cancelled due to bad weather from Lukla to Kathmandu on return. In such situation, we need to send chartered helicopter which costs US $ 500 per person. Helicopter cost has to be borne by the clients to get outbound flight on scheduled time.
Any other services not specified in the 'Cost includes'

Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipments with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipments and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.

Head:

Sun hat or scarf

Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body:

Under Garments

Hiking shorts

Lightweight cotton long pants

Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:

Thin, lightweight inner socks

Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Hiking boots with spare laces

Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Upper Body:

T-shirts

Light and expedition weight thermal tops

Fleece jacket or pullover

Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Down vest and/or jacket

Hands:

Lightweight gloves

Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Accessories:

Sleeping bag rated to zero DC

Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries

Trekking Bags/Duffel bag

Basic First Aid Kit

Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag

Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)

Trekking Poles

Water bottle (2) or camel bag

Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries:

1 medium sized quick drying towel

Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

Deodorants

Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Feminine hygiene products

Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes (baby wipes)

Tissue /toilet roll

Anti bacterial hands wash

Extras/Luxuries:

Binoculars

Novels

Trail Map/Guide book

Journal & Pen

iPod

Pencils and small notebooks

Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

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