Gokyo Lakes Trek

Stunning mountain view from Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake

Duration Duration 13 Days
Meals Meals
  • 10 Dinners
  • 09 Lunches
  • 12 Breakfasts
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 02 nights at a 3-star hotel
  • 10 nights eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trek up to Gokyo Ri
  • Sherpa Culture
  • Kathmandu sightseeing
Price Reduced US$ 1690 Price Starts From US$ 1450
Destination Destination
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Moderate
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5357 M, Gokyo Ri
Activities Activity
Trekking
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Flight
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 hours trek

Overview of Gokyo Lakes Trek

Heaven is on the earth. The Everest Gokyo Lakes trek would take you to paradise lookalike places. Moreover, the Gokyo Lakes trek is one of the fascinating places to experience heaven on earth. Peregrine Treks takes you to this exotic land via the Gokyo Valley Trek package, guided by the experienced member of Sherpa’s, Porters, and Guides.

The trail consisting of the yak herds and the road less traveled piercing through the Sherpa community would lead you to the lake residing proudly beside Mount Everest. Also, the trip to the Gokyo Lakes trek itself is an adventurous journey. It would be highlighted by the excellent flight time to one of the world’s significant and scariest airports of Lukla.


Gokyo Lakes Trek Highlights

  • Scenic Mountain flight (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • Namche Bazaar – home of Sherpa and entry point of Everest Region Trek
  • The lifestyle of Sherpa and their culture
  • Stunning mountain view from Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake
  • Fifth Lake excursion
  • Hike along the world’s enormous glacier – Ngozumpa Glacier

 Routes of Gokyo Lakes Trek

The gateway to the Himalayas, Lukla, a small town in the Khumbu region, is the starting point of trekking. Walking on the trail would be the best acclimatization procedure for the trek to Phakding. Further acclimatization occurs once you have reached the Namche Bazar, also famous as the Sherpa hub.

The beautifully roofed houses and amazing hustling of the Sherpa people in a small town for shopping would be a unique experience for you. Peregrine Treks knows that the terrain is steep and strenuous, requiring maximum acclimatization. So, we take you to the Everest View Hotel, the highest located hotel in the world for hiking, as part of your preparation for the journey to the Gokyo Lakes.

The stunning views of the snow-capped mountains and surrounding geographical landscapes are seen from the Everest View Hotel. It would take your breath away, and you would instantly be in love with the beauty of Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek after you have been acclimatized in the happening town of Namche, the trekking to the Gokyo Ri.

It takes serious momentum passing by places like Dole and Machhermo. About 4790 m in height, the five lakes would remind you of any fairy tale location. The glacial lake resides smiling beside the tallest mountain of the world Mount Everest (8848 m). The water in the lakes looks pristine and pure. So, the aura around the place would make any non-creative and non-romantic personnel into a romantic poet.

All the pain during the Gokyo Lakes Trek up to the lakes remains the sweet memory of these beautiful lakes. The trip to the foothill of Mount Everest and taking a sip of coffee on the banks of these clear water lakes is worth millions, and the memory would last in your soul for eternity.

Hence, relish Gokyo Valley Trek’s adventure and thrill in your life with the experienced team of Peregrine Treks Pvt. Ltd. Trek with us to this pristine land and dart the great memory in your soul forever.

Gokyo Lakes Trek Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival Katmandu Tribhuvan International Airport 1,310m

    A representative from Peregrine Tour Nepal will be there to greet and welcome you as soon as you land at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA).

    The day you check-in, a pre-arranged meeting will be hosted at the hotel itself to brief you about the tour, and the arrangements for the kits you require will be made. We will be introducing you to our team members to guide you throughout Gokyo Lakes Trek.

    Drinks and Snacks will be arranged for, and you will be addressed to the remaining trek members — a much sorted time to communicate with each other and know your fellow companies well. You’ll have to submit your documents and complete the remaining formalities on this day, so no further inconveniences occur.

    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2610m) 3 Hours

    We will be moved to the airport for a 35-45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This small flight is majestic and thrilling with the beauties of mountain peaks and starts from Kathmandu rooftops.

    We will meet our other team after our arrival upon Lukla (2860m). On the same day, we started trekking for the Phakding village. The trek lasts for 3-4 hours, and we witness the sacred mountain Khumbila(5751m) from the town Cheplung, we come across the Dudh Koshi river, and a gradual walk leads us to Phakding village.

    From Phakding village, we can have a sight of Kusum Kangraru Mountain. The town in the north valley of Lukla has several quality lodges, hotels, and guest houses for tourists and trekkers. We will stay there for the night and the day after, continuing our Gokyo Lakes Trek.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 03: Phakding to Namche 3440m 5/6 Hours Overnight At Lodge

    We will start heading towards Namche Bazaar just after our breakfast. This is the day; we become evident in the promising exquisiteness of the mountains.

    We pass along lovely pine forests and revealed land. Cross a steel suspension bridge up above the glacial river, Dudh Koshi. Also, trek along Bhote Koshi, a sister of the Koshi family. As we embark on our journey, mountains like Mt. Nupla (5885m) and Kongde Ri (6093m) rise to give us a sight of themselves.

    Furthermore, we cross Kusum Khola and witness Mt. Kusum Kangraru to the east, the head of the valley. We come across some fields of donkeys and yaks loaded with trek gears and trading goods.

    If you haven’t seen the Mani stones, you’re about to be addressed to the holy mantra of Buddhists and Brahmins, “Om Mani Padme Hum,” which translates to “Hail to the jewel in the lotus.” We also have a sight of Mt. Thamserku (6808m) at a turn of the trail. We cross the Monjo pass; we enter the Sagarmatha National Park, where we can look forward to rich vegetation, wildlife like red pandas, yaks, etc.

    Then we commence our ascent to the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. The most crucial trade section for the Tibetans and Sherpas living around the valley. If the weather is just beautiful and we are lucky enough, we might catch our first glimpse of Mt. Everest.

    This is an adventure trek, breathtaking and rewarding as well. But this is just the forestage of what is to come. We will rest, relax, and stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04: Acclimatization day in Namche

    This day, we will spend to acclimatize for the thinning air. However, there are plenty of things we can do in Namche Bazaar. Our guides can escort you to the museum where you can catch an idea of traditional Sherpa life.

    We can trek up to Syangboche and the Everest View Hotel, located at the highest altitude in the world. It provides a glimpse of mountains like Everest and many others.

    Similarly, if we hike along Sagarmatha National Park, we can catch a sunrise view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more. We can also find a panoramic view of the Namche village up the hill from Syangboche.

    We can roam around the colorful Namche Bazaar to catch a bargain in the evening. Tea or coffee in Namche Bazaar is considered the most important thing to do, so we set the morning and evening cups with us.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 05: Trek to Dole

    The day will start with a hot breakfast in the Lodge. We will Climb stony staircases for the first half an hour and then trek on the flat trails for two hours with closer views of the mountains to arrive at Sanasa.

    You can enjoy a cup of tea here and continue, but you will see two trekking paths; one is on the way to Everest Base Camp Trek on the left, but we will catch the right ascending trail. It is a continuous ascending trail to Mong La danda for 2 hours. This trail has minor traffic compared to the trekkers on the EBC trails.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo

    From Dole, we will ascend to Machhermo on the wide valley with the backdrop of mountain views of Kangtega, Thamserku, and Kusum Kanguru. It is on the way to today’s destination, which takes about 5-6 hours.

    Machhermo has some excellent Lodges where there is a hospital for the Trekkers. If you want, you can go there to get some information about AMS.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 07: Machhermo to Gokyo

    The Trails ascend the ridge with a view of Kanga and Mountain Cho-Oyu. The trail steeps up Kharka, where there are stony houses. We will continue to Panka (4380m) village, and the big avalanche washed away the trekking group in November 1995.

    Then, the trail steeps up and narrows until Ngozumpa Glacier and crosses the wooden bridge to arrive at the lake. After walking for some time, we will reach the second lake at 4720m and Dudh Pokhari at 4750m, close to the Gokyo (4780m), where we will spend the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 08: Gokyo to Gokyo Ri To Dole

    Early in the morning, at 3 o’clock, we will wake up and start walking to the Gokyo Ri with a flashlight. Don’t forget to carry the Camera and Hot water bottle. It takes about 2-3 hours to climb Gokyo Ri.

    From Gokyo lake, the hike uphill will be towards Gokyo Ri to observe the glorious sunrise on the casement of the mountain. It has a 90-degree splendid view of Everest and its neighbor mountain.

    The mystical experience of Gokyo lakes and the valley would accompany you throughout the trip. Then descend to the lodge, have breakfast, and then back to Dole in 5 hours.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 09: Trek back to Namche

    We will have breakfast at the lodge and descend to Mong la Danda with a spectacular view of the mountains. You will have a tea break here, and we will then descend to Namche. Then on the way back to Sanasa, you will meet many trekkers from EBC. We will continue to Namche and then celebrate after arrival when we come back from Gokyo Ri Trek.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10: Return back to Lukla

    On this day, we trek for Lukla, where this all started. This is a steep downwards trail accompanied by scenic views of the mountains and the sacred Mani walls. And the milky white Dudh Koshi River adds ambiance to our journey as we make our way along it.

    This will be our last day in the mountains. After we reach Lukla, we have a lot to celebrate. The team spirit and the invaluable experience are what you take home, and we bid farewell to the mountains. We party and then relax the night in Lukla.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 11: Lukla to Kathmandu by Flight and rest

    We catch a thrilling and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, accompanied by our memories of accomplishment and the mountains. Get to Kathmandu, relax and cherish the Gokyo Lakes trek.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 12: Full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

    We have a day to explore the rich culture and the variant markets of the Valley. You can visit UNESCO sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Durbar Square or wander around the streets of Thamel or New Road.

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 13: Departure

    Time to bid farewell to Nepal. The day of departure has arrived. You have some time to catch some souvenirs and have breakfast. Later that day, one of our representatives will escort you back to the airport. It is better to get there two hours before the departure time.

    Meals: Breakfast


Includes/Excludes

What's included

    • Airport transfers
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Three times meals and accommodation during Gokyo Lakes Trek
    • An experienced trekking guide and required porter (Guide cum porter for solo traveler)
    • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu air-fare
    • Gokyo Lakes Trek Permit and TIMS
    • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with entrance fees
    • Applicable taxes

What is excluded

    • International airfare and visa fees
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal expenses like bar and beverage, laundry, internet, phone call, hot shower, battery charge, etc
    • Tipping for guide, porter, and driver (Not mandatory but highly recommended)

Accommodation

You will stay in Samsara Resort or Hotel Arts Kathmandu in Kathmandu. A solo traveler needs to share the room with a same-gender traveler. If you need a single supplement, you will have to pay an additional cost of about USD 200. During the Gokyo Lakes Trek, most of your accommodations contain attached bathrooms, while some of the teahouses may not have, and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities in that case. In lower elevations, Kathmandu and the trekking regions will have sing room facilities, but it will be hard to find them at higher elevations.

Meals

You will enjoy typical Nepalese food and international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, India, etc.) during your trek. Be sure that the lodges or teahouses will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per their available menu. You may not be served breakfast somewhere during Gokyo Lakes Trek. You may get opportunities for welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for this trip, so we recommend that you book it according to your schedule. We will customize the tour/trekking package to your specific needs. We are concentrating on the private trip, taking into account numerous elements such as COVID, trekkers' physical fitness, available time, and budget. Because these elements may or may not be compatible with the individual traveler.

Similarly, during the trek/tour, we will be pleased to supply you with pre/post accommodation as well as other supplementary services such as a domestic flight and an additional porter. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.

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    On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).

    Tourist Visa Fee

    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

    To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.

    We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.

    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    Essential Information

    Fitness Level for Gokyo Lakes Trek

    Gokyo Lakes Trek Trek requires a reasonable level of fitness maintained. One must be used for some exercise. However, porters and animals will carry your gear and sleeping bags. So your daily pack will be light, and just the altitude trail can seem a significant issue. We walk daily, and with days, you must feel fit and healthy and push your limits.

    We expect our fellow participants to get used to exercising and training hard before the Gokyo Lakes Trek. However, we design our treks equal to every gender or age. We believe that trekking is not a race and a collective trail. So there is equal participation of all the trekkers.

     

    Travel Insurance

    Before commencing any of the Peregrine Treks, we make sure our participants have enough insurance covering any misfortunes during the trip. You are welcome to source your insurance and provide this proof 15 days before the trip.

     

     Purchasing and Local Producers

    We try to use local products as much as possible to avoid transportation worldwide. This way, we conserve our ecosystem and also support the local economy at the same time.

    Note:

    It is recommended that you buy yourself some extra days. Arrive in Kathmandu a day before the departure date. You can use the extra day to purchase equipment and gear and have some rest before the grand trial. You are buying yourself some spare time after the trek will cover up if the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is delayed or canceled due to unfavorable weather. So the extra days will help you not to miss your International flight.

    During our trip, there may be various political, climatic, and multiple other factors beyond our control and have a chance of altering our itineraries. Although the alteration may not happen significantly, if any modification is necessary, the leader will decide the best alternative considering the group’s interests. If any change is made, we ensure that it has a minor effect on our itineraries and plans. However, we cannot be responsible for the result of delays in such cases.

     

    Flight Delays in Kathmandu and Lukla

    Lukla Airport is situated in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. Therefore, a flight taking off and landing are considered difficult sometimes. The weather is very unpredictable and can change every few hours resulting in flight delays and cancellations.

    Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the main transportations from the airstrip at Lukla. Their service is very much reliable. However, if any delays or cancellations occur due to the weather conditions, we will help you incorporate a helicopter that can carry 4-6 persons at a time. This can cost an extra US $500 to $3000 per person, depending upon the number of passengers. The participant must pay the cost at the time of service.

    Later, it can be submitted for reimbursement through a travel insurance company. US dollars, cash, or credit cards (Master Cards, Visa Cards, and American Express) are accepted for the helicopter service. All payments require a 4% bank fee, which goes directly to the bank.

    The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500 or higher. Twin Otter and Dornier fly if the clarity is 5000 or higher per Nepal Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and visibility exceeds 1500, the helicopters are not operated. We will schedule the flights to the nearest date available in such cases. If the weather gets worse day by day, we will provide you with alternative trek options.

     

    Altitude Acclimatization

    Trailing up the height of 2500 m can increase the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Altitude Acclimatization is the key to avoiding acute mountain sickness. Make a slow climb to help your body acclimatize. Drink plenty of liquid-like garlic soup that helps the body with the process. There are drugs like acetazolamide (also called Diamox) that help the body maintain the amount of oxygen. However, our trip itineraries are designed keeping in mind the time for acclimatization of the human body.

     

    A typical day in Gokyo Lakes Trek

    Most days in Gokyo Lakes Trek, start early to catch the clear weather and the best views. This is also when the villagers will be doing their daily chores, so we get to engage more with the local culture. We wake up at 6 AM; treat ourselves to a hot cup of tea followed by hot water for washing and shaving. Then we pack the gears for the trek. A hearty breakfast will be served at the tables. Then, we trek for about 2-3 hours, depending upon the distance to the lodge full of scenic beauties and our destination.

    During the Gokyo Lakes Trek, the trekker has the liberty to stop and talk to the villagers, take photographs, linger around and enjoy the magic of the beautiful flowers and fauna. Or you can enjoy the gloriousness of the mountains. We suggest that you remain within sight of the support crew, though.

    We have lunch where we can please our eyes along with our bellies. Afterward, we continued our trek and tried to get to the lodge by 4 PM. Then we can spend our time reading, talking to fellow partners, or taking a walk in the village. Later on, we had our dinner, followed by our guide instructing us about the next day’s program. Before sleep, time can be used to read, hear the Sherpa stories, or jam with the fellow members from the trek.

     

    Trip Safety

    Your safety is always our priority. Our trips are well planned too. Take every precaution in mind. The team will be well equipped with cell phones, emergency satellite phones, extensive medical kits, and other necessary apparatus. You will always be in connection with our Kathmandu office. Our team makes sure you are safe throughout the trip. Pre-trip administration, such as compulsory medical questionnaires and travel insurance, keeps your safety in mind.

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