Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Trip Style: Tea House Lodge Trek
Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
Group Size: 1
Max Elevation: 5550 m
- Combined 6 shimmering and unmodified lakes
- Ngozumba, the Longest glacier of Nepal
- Gokyo Ri viewpoint, view of Himalayas, glacier, and lakes
- Stay at Gokyo village
- View of Himalayas; Mt. Everest (8,848m) Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho-Oyu (8, 201m), Nuptse (7,855m) Amadablam (6,812 m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) with other unnamed peaks
- Ramsar Site (wetlands of international importance) by UNESCO
- Sagarmatha National Park, World Heritage site
- Namache Bazar and Lukla Airport
Gokyo Lake Trek is another vibrant trekking route in Everest Region. It is part of Sagarmatha National Park which is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. Additionally, Gokyo and associated Lakes are listed as Ramsar sites (wetlands of international importance) by UNESCO.
Gokyo Lake trek offers travelers fewer bustle trails leading to the manifold destination. Despite the focus of the trek is to attain Gokyo Lake, panoramic Mountain View is supplemented throughout the trek. Since it is in the Everest region, the Gokyo Lake trek basically starts from Lukla after you land at Lukla Airport from Kathmandu valley. As in the Everest Base Camp trek, we will be trekking up to the most famous Namche Bazar and rest for a day to acclimatize. You can explore Namache Bazar’s surroundings.
Trek beyond the walls of mountains and gardens of glaciers leading to shimmering blue pure Gokyo lake is Gokyo Lake Trek. Within a few days in high altitude and settled Gokyo Village directing to Gokyo Ri and the Longest glacier of Nepal Ngozumba thrills trekkers’ soul with the ravishing ambiance.
The way of Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Lake trek are separated from Namche Bazar, so there will be fewer trekkers. Undoubtedly, you have an eye-pleasing view of the Himalayas; Mt. Everest (8,848m) Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho-Oyu (8, 201m), Nuptse (7,855m) Amadablam (6,812 m), and the world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) with other unnamed peaks. Likewise, you stay at Gokyo village and observe the fine green pasture nearby lake. Gokyo Ri is the best viewpoint facilitating to have not only the view of mountains but of glaciers, ice ridge, and lakes as a big combo package. Gokyo Lake trek leads you to Ngozumba glacier one of the longest in Nepal. Gokyo area is the habitat of diverse flora and fauna as musk deer, red panda, Thar (mountain goat), and snow leopard.
Nepal Adventure team forms the schedule of the Gokyo Lake trek for enthusiastic travelers. Gokyo Lake trek showcases the diversified view with fewer nights in high altitude and Nepal Adventure Team support to bask this opportunity in a more optimum way.
Passport & Visa
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees, and a valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD
For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
Means of Transport
Domestic flight to Lukla and back to Kathmandu, private vehicle, and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.
Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.
We have arranged for a single traveler to pay for a single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other people of same-sex though while he can also join the other groups.
Foods and Accommodations
All meals are provided during the trek while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. Generally, traditional Nepalese (daal, Bhat, curry, and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the local lodges/teahouses. There will also be a welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you'll be staying in the best quality standard hotel, on a twin-sharing basis. On trekking, accommodations are simple yet comfortable on-mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared in some teahouses.
Note: Single room is always available but only on special requests and spending extra bucks.
Health and Fitness Required
No previous experience is required since it's a moderate trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves a few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since will be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages, and mountains. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.
First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness
Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to some high altitudes though not much but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize to high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.
Your Guide and Porter
Since mountain trekking takes you to remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a piece of significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced, and licensed. They have undergone a whole lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow a maximum weight of 25kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well paid and well treated.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for trekking to the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) because the weather is warm and moderate while the view and visibility are the best. The winter is also somehow fine but the monsoon is the less frequented time because of the occasional heavy rain and when the roads might be troublesome.
Equipment and Packing Lists
After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack necessary items as listed:
- Travel documents: passport, visa(if you have), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
- Bank card or credit cards, travelers' cheque, etc
- Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
- 6-8 pairs of socks woolen/cotton.
- Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket, and Rain / windproof jacket.
- Gloves- 2 pairs.
- T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
- A cap for the day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening/morning wear.
- Short and tracksuits.
- Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
- Large and small towels.
- Water bottle.
- Sun /snow glass.
- Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
- First Aid/medical kit.
- Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
- Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
- Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
- Scarf/mask (for dust and wind).
- Personal hygiene stuff.
- Any other extras you feel are necessary like binocular, cameras, books, journals, and more.
Trekking has been long established in Nepal, so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and the guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit colder but you will get used to it.
Every traveler is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while others on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund ($200), etc before you pack up and leave.
Trip Specific Safety
Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have a safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.
A Couple of Rules
Possession or use of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.
Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too have an important role to
a. respect the local laws, custom, and their beliefs
b. always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
c. keep the area the same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
d. support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.
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