Hindus and Buddhists hold the sacrosanct Gokyo Lakes in the Khumbu/Everest region in the highest regard. The renowned Everest Gokyo Lake Trek leads to the world-famous Everest region and is popular among tourists and adventurers. Ascending to the Gokyo Ri provides a breathtaking, 360-degree panorama of majestic mountain peaks.
Gokyo Lake is located between 4,700 and 5,000 meters above sea level in the Khumjung village of the Solukhumbu district. Its spiritual significance transcends religious boundaries, attracting Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. The Gokyo Valley, a picturesque gem in the Khumbu region, is home to Nepal’s largest glacier, the magnificent “Ngozumba,” and a collection of mesmerizing glacial lakes.
From the Gokyo Ri, a magnificent panorama of renowned peaks such as Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Cho-Oyu (8,201 meters), Lhotse (8,518 meters), and Makalu (8,488 meters), among others, is revealed. The immersive Trek to Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek guarantees you will feel on top of the world.
This exceptional voyage begins with an exhilarating flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway to the upcoming splendors. Lukla represents the beginning of this extraordinary journey as we venture into the magnificent Himalayas and Everest region. The Gokyo Trek seamlessly merges with the path leading to Everest Base Camp, allowing for a comprehensive and enriching experience.
Many attest that the Gokyo Lake trek is more beautiful and tranquil than Everest Base Camp. You will encounter ancient Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa communities, their traditional agricultural practices, and the venerated yaks that serve as the primary medium of conveyance in the Everest region.
The Everest Gokyo Lake trek is designed with novice hikers in mind. Our meticulously designed itinerary includes abundant acclimatization periods to ensure your safety & enjoyment throughout the journey. Our Experienced guides, who are familiar with the terrain and weather, will provide you with detailed information about the planned route & alternative routes if necessary.
|01||Flight||Arrive kathmandu - Hotel||1,300||-----||Hotel||Dinner|
|02||Flight/trek||Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (8 km)||2,860/2,610||30m/3 hrs||Lodge||B - L - D|
|03||Trek||Phakding - Monju - Namche (12 Km)||3,440||6/7 hrs||Lodge||B - L - D|
|04||Hike/tour||Acclimatize day- visit Syangboche||3,962||4/5 hrs||Lodge||B - L - D|
|05||Trek||Namche - Mongla - Dole (12 km)||4,100||6/7 hrs||Lodge||B - L - D|
|06||Trek||Dole - Machhermo - Gokyo Lake (14 km)||4,750||5/6 hrs||Lodge||B - L - D|
|07||Hike/tour||Gokyo - Gokyo peak hike||5,357||3/4 hrs||Lodge||B - L - D|
|08||Trek||Gokyo lake- Fortse Thanga (17 km)||3,650||6/7 hrs||Lodge||B - L - D|
|09||Trek||Phortse Thanga - Namche - Monju (15 km)||2,835||6/7 hrs||Lodge||B - L - D|
|10||Trek||Monju - Phakding - Lukla (13 km)||2,860||4/5 hrs||Lodge||B - L - D|
|11||Flight||Lukla - Kathmandu -Hotel||1,300||30m||Hotel||Breakfast|
|12||-------||Kathmandu - Free day||1,300||------||Hotel||Breakfast|
|13||Flight||Kathmandu - Own Country||------||-----||-----||Breakfast|
Our representative will be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Once you land in Kathmandu, our representative will transport you to your Hotel. Once you reach your Hotel, you can spend your time as per your interest. We will meet you in the evening and greet you with our delicious local Nepali food. You can enjoy the fantastic Nepali cultural dance presentation with the excellent food.
In the morning, we will fly towards the beautiful place, Lukla, which takes around 30 minutes by air. Lukla will be our first step towards the Khumbu region, and there you will meet your porter waiting for you (only if you booked from the beginning). Lukla is door of the Khumbu region. As the time allocated, you will be having your breakfast/lunch in the tea house of Lukla. Then we will prepare for Phakding, which takes 2-3 hours of trekking.
The trek to Phakding is flat and easy to cover. On the way, you will see the very first views of the Everest region. We will be walking through the local villages of Sherpa and their traditional agriculture farms. The Yak will be expected on the route as they are the means of transportation in the Everest region. First, we will follow the trails of the Dudh Koshi River, and ahead, we will encounter Thado Khola. You can see a clear view of Mt. Kusum Kangaru on the way.
From Phakding, the trail head up to with Rhododendron & Pine forest along the paths of the Dudh Koshi River. We will cross the famous Hillary and many other high-suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. On the way, you will see Mt.Thamserku right before you. After we pass the paths of Benkar, Tok Tok, and Monjo villages, we will be at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.
The Park has been actively working on conserving endangered species and flora in the Everest region. At the door, your trekking permit will be verified. After we reach the Namche Bazaar, we will encounter the cozy Jorsale village. Once we get to the Namche Bazaar, you may see the first view of Mt. Everest. Namche Bazaar is the most developed town in the Everest region. It is also considered the main trading center of the Khumbu region & the gateway to Mt. Everest.
Today is the day to rest and acclimatize our body with the altitude for further journeys. Instead of being idle in your Hotel room, we suggest you roam around the village. Namche is popular because it has all the modern facilities like ATM corners, supermarkets, Internet cafes, and government offices. Or you can make a short hike to Everest View Point Hotel to enjoy the breathtaking views of mountain peaks, including Mt. Everest. There is also a local Sherpa museum to learn about Sherpa cultures and traditions.
We will make our way in the morning after having breakfast. The trail has stunning views of mountain peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, and many other beautiful peaks. After leaving the Namche behind, we will find a junction from where we will take the route to Gokyo Lakes, going the trail to Everest Base Camp. From here, we will follow the left side to reach Mong La, the beautiful hill station in the Everest region.
On the way moving downward, we will have our lunch in a place called Phortse Tanga. And then, the uphill trail will start toward the jungle full of Rhododendrons and Pine trees. Beautiful trim and big waterfalls are standard on this route. We will reach Dole, spend our night there, and prepare for the next day’s journey.
As we move forward, the valley of Dudh Koshi starts to widen. On the way to Gokyo,
will have numerous views of snow-capped mountains like Gokyo Peak, Thamserku, Kangtega, Cho Oyu, etc. The trail is easy to cover, along with entertaining and relaxing. We will be walking through the routes of villages named Pangram at [4,400 M.] and Longponga at [4,700 M] etc. In Longponga, you can see the footprints of Lama in the old mud-plastered stupa. Then we will have our difficult trail as we will have to take the uphill path to the moraine of Ngazumpa Glacier. Before reaching Gokyo Lake, we will encounter the three small holy lakes of Gokyo.
Finally, we will have our relaxing night at Gokyo. The lodges available in Gokyo are very few.
To view the beauty of mountains like Mt. Everest, Cho – Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kangtega, Bancharo Peak, Gokyo Peak, Cholatse, etc., we will have to move in the morning. Gokyo, RI, is one of the most excellent places to trek. From the top, you will see the breathtaking view of the sunrise over white mountains, which is just spectacular. The little time you spend in this top will be a moment to cherish in your whole life. Then we will trek back to Gokyo. You can spend your day as you want, but we suggest you stroll around the locality of Gokyo. Please let your guide about anything about your unwell health. Silence can make the situation even worse.
Today, we will take our step down towards Dole through the same routes we have taken to go up to Gokyo Lake. We move downwards through the stages of Ngozumba of Glacier. Now you can re-sight all the mountains you saw when moving up. We will spend our night at Phortse Thanga and prepare for the next day’s journey to Monjo.
After breakfast at the lodge, we will start our walk to Monjo. We will take the paths of Fortse Tanga to move down and ascend to Mong La. On the way, you can re-sight the view of the same mountain peaks and wonderful nature. We will have a short rest on the way and will stop in Namche for lunch. After that, we will continue our journey toward Monjo for the overnight stay.
Today you will say goodbye to the mountains and Sherpa villages for the last time. We will continue our trek to Lukla via Phakding village. We will follow the same trails we took in the walk’s first and second days. Once you reach Lukla, your guide will arrange your stay and air ticket back to Kathmandu. This day will be your last day with your porter, so have a proper goodbye with them, and for gratitude, you can offer them anything you want.
Finally, the day to fly back to Kathmandu. Early in the morning, we will be catching a flight back. The flight will be the same as you experienced before. Once you reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred back to your respective Hotel.
Today is a free day for you. You might rest, relax, shop, etc., or if you have interested in doing a City tour, we can organize it for you with your interest.
Today you will return to your home with unforgettable memories of the Himalayan region. If we got time before taking you to the Airport, you could shop for some souvenirs for your loved ones.
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The Trek over the incredible mountains is a lifetime experience. Maintaining a healthy diet with sanitary meals that provide power and energy is crucial for multi-day treks.
Eating a meal high in proteins and carbs is crucial to maintain our fitness levels on our mountain climb. Even if meals on the walk can be smaller and taste different than those in cities, they are practical and filling.
A great variety of cuisine is available on the menus of tea houses while hiking, which is cooked by the local population. Tibetan bread (also referred to as Gurung bread in the Annapurna region), Chapati with Cheese, Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, & peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hash Browns, fried, scrambled, and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, vegetable items, and various hot drinks (aside from espresso and Americano) are some of the popular breakfast options.
Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (a traditional Nepalese dish), Momos (dumplings), Tibetan/Chapatti bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, soups, steaks, potato items, sandwiches, pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers, yak steak, and desserts are just a few of the options available for lunch.
Also available for dinner are Momos (dumplings), Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (a traditional Nepalese dish), Tibetan/Chapatti bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, soups, steaks, potato items, sandwiches, pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers, yak steak, desserts, & a selection of hot and cold beverages. These carefully chosen meals are made with fresh ingredients, a balanced diet, and strict hygiene standards with mountain hikers in mind.
Although non-vegetarian alternatives are listed on the menus of the tea houses, it is not formally advised to eat meat in the higher altitudes of the highlands owing to hygienic and health issues. We suggest that you please do not eat meat, drink alcohol, or smoke while on the walk.
You may splurge on goodies like Rice Pudding, Apple Pie, Fruit Snickers/Mars Bars, Popcorn, Cakes, and Pastries for desserts and snacks. There are many choices for hot beverages, such as black or milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/green/lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango, orange, & other different kind of juices.
Shops that sell ordinary mineral water bottles may be found in the Everest area, and many tea cafes provide water fountains where you can replenish your water bottles. Although utilizing a LifeStraw or water purification tablets is advised, refilling from arbitrary taps or water sources is often safe. At high elevations drinking 2-3 liters of water every day is recommended to replace lost oxygen.
Tea huts in the highlands provide basic lodging. The rooms usually contain two to three single beds with cozy blankets, pillows, and mattresses, as well as connected bathrooms (not always accessible) and beautiful scenery. Female tourists traveling alone will get a single private room at no additional cost. Throughout the journey, we’ll ensure you stay in the most excellent tea houses that are accessible, each with a stunning mountain outlook.
There are five-star luxury hotels in Kathmandu where you may stay. If you’d like, we can help you make bookings at four or 5-star hotels.
You need a visa to enter Nepal if you are going there. An “On Arrival Visa” valid for six months maximum from the date of issuance is available at Kathmandu’s Airport. A 30-day tourist visa costs USD 40 to apply for, except for Chinese and Indian passport holders, exempt from paying a charge.
Select the ideal month for your unforgettable hiking adventure! Spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, and winter are the five seasons of Nepal. The finest trekking seasons in Nepal for treks to Everest Base Camp or any other location are autumn and spring.
Pre-monsoon season, or spring, lasts from February through May, with steady, dry weather and comfortable temperatures. As it offers crystal clear views of the mountains and landscape, it is the perfect time of year for hiking in the Everest area. The temperature may have between -10 & -12 degrees Celsius at night and up to 15-20 degrees Celsius during the day, depending on the weather. The beauty of the walk is enhanced by the flowering flora and greenery in the spring.
Another fantastic time of year for Everest Gokyo Lake Hiking is autumn (post-monsoon). September through December are included. Autumn is the best weather for trekking, with temperatures that vary between 14 & 20 degrees Celsius during the day & as low as -5 or -10 degrees Celsius at night.
Participants in any trip or tour program in the mountains must have travel insurance. It guarantees your safety and comfort while traveling. Comprehensive travel insurance that includes emergency helicopter evacuation, medical evacuation costs, personal injury, repatriation costs, and sickness is strongly advised. A decent travel insurance policy ensures that any unanticipated events are covered.
The needed trekking equipment for Nepalese trekking is listed below. The majority of these things are also readily available in Kathmandu.
Several pairs of thermal shirts
fleece pullover or jacket
(Waterproof shell jacket) Windcheater
The agency will provide a down jacket if you still need one.
commodious fleece/wool pants
(At least two pairs) of trekking pants
woolen gloves or mittens
gloves for hiking
hiking boots with extra laces
Shoes with flip-flops
lingerie and a bathing suit
hiking cotton t-shirts and pants
Sunhat or scarf
sleeping bag (if you don’t have one already, one will provide you)
trekking poles, if desired
Day bag (more than 40 L)
a little lock for the daypack
2 liters of reusable water bottles
tablets for water filtration and an electric light
Toiletries (wet tissues, quick-drying towels, toilet paper, moisturizing products, lip balms, sunscreen, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, tiny mirrors, toothpaste & brushes, etc.)
basic first aid kit for individuals
Nothing is more essential to us than the safety of our customers, staff, and other visitors. You will be escorted by knowledgeable and amiable Sherpas who are native to the area of the hike. For safety reasons, they will have first aid supplies and the necessary gear with them. We advise you to carry your prescription drugs as well. We have rescue helicopter services ready to take customers to lower locations or Kathmandu in case of emergency or altitude sickness.
When walking, please always take precautions to keep yourself safe by keeping in designated areas, mainly when you come across mules, yaks, and other animals used for transportation. Pay attention to the trail’s tight spots and maintain a safe distance.
We support respecting local culture, laws, traditions, and beliefs and responsible tourism. Before participating in any activities inside the local villages, please ask your guides for permission. By properly disposing of trash, you can maintain the environment clean and aid the neighborhood in promoting the advantages of tourism. Ambition Himalaya participates in the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to encourage ecologically conscious and sustainable travel.
We offer all required transportation services for your journey, including no-cost arrival and departure services. When you arrive, a friendly airport staff member will greet you with customary flowers and arrange transportation to the appropriate hotel. On request, private automobiles are also available for city trips, including scenic tours of the Kathmandu Valley and sunrise tours from Nagarkot.
A trekking and adventure company in Nepal with government approval and registration is called Ambition Himalaya Treks and Expeditions. 61288/065/066 is the registration number for our business. We are connected to several domestic and international tourist organizations. Adventure seekers are invited to make reservations with us and join our family. We provide our customers a home away from home experience by treating them like family.
A 20% down payment of the total trip fee is needed to reserve all accommodations, guides, trekking permits, and transportation before booking a trip with us. When you arrive, you may pay the balance with a credit card or cash (cash is encouraged). When booking, we ask that you provide copies of your travel insurance, passport, and airline information.
During the walk, all meals (breakfast, lunch, and supper) are included in the package. Any additional bar tabs and personal spending, however, will cost extra.
This information will be helpful to you as you plan your Trek to Everest Gokyo Lake. Please feel free to write us with any more questions or confusion.
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The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek typically takes 10 to 14 days to complete. The Gokyo Lakes hike, the ascent of Gokyo Ri, and the return trip to Lukla are all included.
The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is most enjoyable in the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) months. These months provide consistent weather, clear sky, and stunning mountain vistas.
The Everest Gokyo Lake trip is reasonably moderate. It is gentle walking on high terrain, including inclines and declines. but It is advised to be physically active and better have previous hiking experience.
Although prior hiking expertise is optional for trekking, it is advantageous, particularly at high elevations. Your trekking experience will be improved if you are physically fit and ready for lengthy days of walking.
The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is indeed subject to permission requirements. Both the Gokyo Lakes Restricted Area Permit and the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit must be obtained. You may get these permits in Kathmandu or via your trekking company.
A prominent viewpoint called Gokyo Ri is located at a height of 5,357 meters (17,575 ft). Depending on your fitness level and acclimatization, the trek up to Gokyo Ri typically takes two to three hours from Lodge from Gokyo.
Most of the time, teahouses or lodges are used for lodging on the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. These are straightforward guesthouses with twin-bed rooms or dorm-style accommodations. You will have access to public eating spaces and community restrooms, the only amenities offered.
Along the hiking path, teahouses provide a range of meals, including Nepali, Tibetan, and other cuisines. Dal Bhat (lentil soup with rice), momos (dumplings), spaghetti, noodles, soups, and a variety of snacks are typical menu items. There are vegetarian & non-vegetarian alternatives.
Some of the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek settlements have rudimentary medical services accessible. These include outpatient clinics and tiny health posts where you may get simple care for mild illnesses. However, a helicopter evacuation to Kathmandu is often necessary for urgent medical situations or problems.
It is advised to do regular aerobic activities like hiking, running, or cycling to increase your cardiovascular endurance to be ready for the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. Strength training workouts emphasizing the leg muscles and core stability can also help prepare your body for the hike.
The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek has no set upper age limit. However, it’s crucial to consider each person’s degree of physical preparedness & endurance. Before starting the walk, seeing a doctor, particularly for senior hikers or those with pre-existing medical concerns, is essential.
Even in the most favorable hiking seasons, the weather in the Everest area may be erratic. Spring and fall generally provide nice weather with moderate daytime warm and cold nighttime lows. However, being ready for unforeseen weather changes, such as rain, wind, and sporadically falling snow, is crucial.
During the journey, you will have access to communication tools like cell network coverage and Wi-Fi at several teahouses, particularly in more significant settlements. However, be careful that network service could be spotty or unstable in outlying places.
Yes, you may rent Trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Sleeping bags, jackets & backpacks are just a few of the many items of trekking gear available from various stores and rental shops.
The Everest Gokyo Lake journey price might change based on several variables, including the length of the journey, the amenities offered, and the size of the trekking party. The general cost for the trek is 1200 to 3000, depending on the quality hotel and lodges in the walk, which includes permits, lodging, food, guide services, domestic flights, etc.
|No. of People||Price Per Person|
|1 Pax||US$ 1220|
|2 Pax||US$ 1150|
|3-5 Pax||US$ 1120|
|6-9 Pax||US$ 1070|
|10-15 Pax||US$ 1010|
|Over 16 Pax||US$ 970|
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