Gokyo lake trek is a high-altitude trek to a valley east of Everest base camp. The trek starts from Lukla which is the main gateway to access the Everest & main other high mountain peaks. Trekking around Gokyo valley is considered a traditional trek that offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier. The image of this region is associated with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of 8000 m such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake. One of the most remarkable features is the view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region.

13 Days

  • Destinantion

    Nepal

  • Region

    Everest

  • Max Altitude

    5360 m

  • Activity

    Trekking

  • Experience

    Fairly Chalenging

  • Accomodation

    Lodge

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu/Lukla

  • Trip End

    Lukla/Kathmandu

Trekking's Info

Height: 5360 m

Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal

  1. Day 1 ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

    On your arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, the representative of Adventure Extreme will welcome you & drive you to the respective Hotel . It’s a free day/evening. You can walk around Thamel for shopping.

    • local_dining FoodsBREAKFAST
    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  2. Day 2 IN KATHMANDU FOR TREK PREPARATION

    The trekking guide and our office representatives will see you in the Hotel after your breakfast. The guide will do a final gear check and organise all the necessary equipment for the trek. Similarly, he will help you to rent or buy the lacking equipment if needed. Then you have a free day to explore around beautiful Kathmandu city. Later in the evening we will go for welcome dinner with the staffs.

    • local_dining FoodsBREAKFAST
    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  3. Day 3 FLIGHT FROM KATHMANDU TO LYKLA AND TREK TO MONJO

    Our trip begins at early morning. Our office staff and trekking guide will see you at the hotel. We will drive to the Airport and go for 30 min flight to Lukla, which flies over endless rolling hills covered with green terraces. Once we reach Lukla, we wil have a short break to organise porters and gear before starting our day’s Trek. We will trek for about 5 hrs to Monjo.

    • access_timeWalking Hour3/4 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude2860 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  4. Day 4 TREK FROM MONJO TO NAMCHE BAZZAR

    After Breakfast we will trek to Namche Bazzar. The route crosses several steel suspension bridges covered with katas, white well-wishing scarves, and prayer flags. It’s a 5/6 hr hike up to Namche. On a clear day, you can catch your first view of Everest from a lookout about mid-way up the hill.

    • access_timeWalking Hour4-5 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude3440 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  5. Day 5 REST DAY IN NACHE BAZZAR FOR ACCLIMATIZATION

    We will spend an extra day in Namche before trekking higher to allow our bodies to adjust to the lower levels of Oxygen in the air. In the morning, we will walk up to the Everest View Hotel to enjoy a panoramic view of Everest, Ama dablam and Thamserku.

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude3440 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  6. Day 6 TREK FROM NAMCHE BAZZAR TO DOLE

    The trail behind Namche is a gentle track that traverses high above the Imja River with overlooking views of Thamserku and Ama dablam. The trail follows the Dudi Kosi River northwards with stunning views of Tabouche and Cholatse across the valley.

    • access_timeWalking Hour4-5 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude4200 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  7. Day 7 TREK FROM DOLE TO MACHHERMO

    Another short walk to Machhermo and we will stop here for lunch. We relax during the afternoon to allow our bodies to properly acclimatize. The story of Yeti and Yak herders were confirmed by the local police in this place. The stories tells that 19-year old Sherpani yak herder and her brother were assaulted by a 4 foot Yeti, who also killed 5 of their yaks.

    • access_timeWalking Hour3-4 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude4470 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  8. Day 8 TREK FROM MACHHERMO TO GOKYO

    Early morning we will walk towards north and the trail includes rocky moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier.  

    • access_timeWalking Hour5-6 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude4790 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  9. Day 9 TREK TO GOKYO-RI AND TO GOKYO

    We can go for sunrise from the summit of Gokyo Ri. It is about 2 hrs walk from Gokyo so early walk is better. We will enjoy the stunning views of Nepal’s major 8000m peaks, Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8414m), Shishapangma (8013m) and Makalu (8475m). The summit also offers a glimpse down the Ngozumba glacier. Then we will walk back to Gokyo. We will explore 3 of the Gokyo lakes around. Taboche lake, Gokyo Lake and Dudh Pokhari.

    • access_timeWalking Hour5-6 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude5360 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  10. Day 10 TREK BACK DO DOLE

    Today we will trek back from Gokyo Lake to Dole. The trail is all the way downhill.

    • access_timeWalking Hour5-6 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude4200 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  11. Day 11 TREK BACK TO NAMCHE BAZZAR

    We will walk all the way downhill to Phortse Tenga and will climb up the hill to reach Mong La Danda. During this hike will can see wonderful views of the Mountain. From Mong La Danda, the trail is downhill to Namche Bazaar.

    • access_timeWalking Hour5-6 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude3440 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  12. Day 12 NAMCHE BAZZAR TO LUKLA

    We will walk all the way downhill to Monjo and climb up the hill to reach Lukla. This is the final day for meeting our porters.

    • access_timeWalking Hour5-6 HOURS
    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude2886 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationLODGE
  13. Day 13 LUKLA TO KATHMANDU

    Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Our office staff will meet you at Kathmandu airport. Drive to your respective hotel.

    • local_dining FoodsBREAKFAST
    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  14. Day 14 DEPARTURE

    Depending on your flight time we will drop you in Tribhuwan International airport for your final departure to your destination.

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What's Included?

  1. Pick up from Kathmandu International airport and drop at hotel by private vehicle
  2. Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis
  3. Accommodation in Lodges during the trekking on Full Board Basis (B/L/D)
  4. Domestic airport trenasfer
  5. Flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  6. Trekking Permit
  7. National Park and conservation fee
  8. TIMS card fee
  9. Lodge accommodation during the trek
  10. Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, fresh fruits and dinner
  11. Service of English speaking trekking guide    
  12. Service of porters to carry trekking equipments( 1 Porter for 2 Trekking members)   
  13. Daily wages of guide and porters    
  14. Medical and accident insurances for all involved staff during the trekking and climbing period.
  15. Comprehensives medical KIT

Note:

B & B in what’s included section means Bed and Breakfast. B/L/D means breakfast, Lunch and dinner.  Tea, Biscuits and fresh fruits are provided every day during trekking.

What's Not Included?

  1. Meals in Kathmandu
  2. Transfer in/out hotel
  3. Travel insurance, personal medical expenses and rescue evacuation
  4. Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  5. Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles phones and internet.
  6. Personal trekking gear.
  7. Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  8. Transportation services includes only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be appropriately charged.
  9. Any additional staff other than specified.
  10. Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  11. Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  12. Airfare of international flights.
  13. Nepal entry visa fee (Visa's easy to acquire upon arrival).
  14. Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  15. Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.

Gokyo lake trek is a high-altitude trek to a valley east of Everest base camp. The trek starts from Lukla which is the main gateway to access the Everest & main other high mountain peaks. Trekking around Gokyo valley is considered a traditional trek that offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier. The image of this region is associated with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of 8000 m such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake. One of the most remarkable features is the view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region.

GOOD TO KNOW:

HOW TO SAY HELLO AND THANK YOU IN NEPALI

Many Nepalese know Hello and Thank you, but hearing you speak in their language is still a sweet sound of respect. When saying Hello in Nepal, you say “Namaste” and fold your hands into a prayer.  Thank you is “Danyavad”.

HOW TO GET A NEPAL VISA UPON ARRIVAL

Once you arrive at the airport, please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival.

1st Step. Fill in ' Arrival Card ' ...

2nd Step. Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days) ...

3rd Step. Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport.

THE SPOKEN LANGUAGE IN NEPAL IS NEPALI AND THE SECOND LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH

Nepali is an Indo-Aryan language similar to Hindi,  is written in Devanagari script and is the first language of Nepal. Indian travelers should understand enough to get around. English is a secondary language spoken mostly in large cities like Kathmandu. Outside Kathmandu, English is spoken a little less, but getting around is still manageable. Simply smile with a Namaste and the Nepalese will help you in any way they can.

AVOID DRINKING TAP WATER

Tap water is not filtered or purified in Nepal. Thus, tap water is often boiled before consumption. It’s best to buy bottled water. It is relatively inexpensive. Avoid any fruits and veggies foods washed in tap water.

ROADS AND DUST

Roads in Nepal can occasionally be in disrepair, due in part to the earthquake. The government is said to be working on improving them. Still, you’ll find large potholes and a lot of dust, especially in the more urban areas of Kathmandu. You’ll see Nepalese wearing face masks when driving on the road. Women cover their faces with saris or scarves.

SQAT TOILETS ARE COMMON IN NEPAL

While westernized hotels and restaurants and tourist attractions have western toilets, you’ll find more local joints and public restrooms bearing squat toilets. 

AVOID STREET FOOD

Nepalese street food has been known to cause many bold adventurers a case of traveler’s stomach issues. Refrigeration is poor in Nepal so street food isn’t always refrigerated and food can be reused after a day of being out.  Stick to well-maintained and busy restaurants.

BLACK OUT IN NEPAL

In the past, Nepal had regular blackout periods, which meant most of the city would go dark and don lanterns or power generators to keep business flowing. Today, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has turned on the lights, making blackouts a thing of the past. But the newfound electricity has made Nepalese people suspect that the NEA purposely left them in the dark all these years, as a ploy to force them to invest in power generators. 

Kathmandu is fairly lit and most westernized hotels and restaurants have backup power generators for traveller’s convenience. In more remote areas and trekking trips, take a flashlight or head lamp.

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The Pillars of Adventure Extreme

Jiten Shrestha

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR

Founder/Director, Mr. Jiten Shrestha was born in a village called Salleri(2413 m) of Solukhumbu District of Nepal. Solukhumbu is famous in the world for mountain tourism. The main attraction of Solukhumbu is Mt. Everest (8848 m). Jiten Shrestha spent his childhood and studied his lower secondary level in Salleri village. Later Jiten Shrestha was selected by the Government of Nepal to study in Kathmandu at Budhanilkantha School. The school was one of the best and was running by the British Government. He compled his higher secondary school from Budhanikantha School and joined Trichandra College in Kathmandu for further education.

Mr. Durga Shrestha (Kaji)

CO- FOUNDER/ADVISER

Durga Shrestha (Kaji) was born in East of Nepal, Bamti Bhandar, Bamti Bhandar is the trail to Everest region. Durga Shrestha spent his childhood in the village studying and helping his parent to run a  Lodge which was called Buddha Lodge. While running the lodge, he met and interacted with a lot of tourists from all over the world and later moved to Kathmandu to start his trekking career.


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