Gokyo Lakes Trek - Peregrine Treks

Duration
13 Days
Activities
  • Trek up to Gokyo Ri
  • Sherpa Culture
  • Kathmandu sightseeing
Accommodation
  • 02 nights at 3-star hotel
  • 10 nights eco lodge
Meals
  • 10 Dinners
  • 09 Lunches
  • 112 Breakfasts

Price

Reduced

$1450 USD

$1350 USD

10% Discount for Group

Overview & Highlights

Gokyo Lakes Trek Highlights


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

Overview of Gokyo Lakes Trek


Heaven is on the earth. The Everest Gokyo Lakes trek would take you to the paradise lookalike places. Moreover, Gokyo Lakes trek is one of the fascinating places to experience heaven on earth. Peregrine Treks takes you to this exotic land via 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 up there in the lake residing proudly beside Mount Everest. Also, the trip to the Gokyo Lakes trek itself is an adventurous journey. It would be highlighted with the great flight time to one of the world amazing and scariest airport of Lukla.

Gokyo Lakes Trek Itinerary

A representative from Peregrine Tour Nepal will be there to greet and welcome you as soon as you land in 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 to our team members guide you throughout the 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 very day, so no further inconveniences occur.

Meals: Not Included

We will be moved to the airport for a 35-45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This small flight is majestic and thrilling itself with the beauties of mountain peaks and starting from Kathmandu rooftops. After our arrival upon Lukla (2860m), we will meet our further team. The same day we start 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 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 tourist and trekkers. We will stay there for the night and the day after, continue our expedition.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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 our journey, mountains like Mt. Nupla (5885m), Kongde Ri (6093m) rise to give us a sight of themselves. Furthermore, we cross Kusum Khola and witness Mt. Kusum Kangraru to the east, 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 Buddhist 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 section of trade 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 the 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 take rest, relax, and stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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, which is located on the highest altitude in the world. It provides with 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 from up the hill from Syangboche. In the evening, we can roam around the colorful Namche Bazaar to catch a bargain. 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

The day will start with the 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 as compared to the trekkers the EBC trails.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Dole, we will ascend to Machhermo on the wide valley with the backdrop mountain views of Kangtega, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It is on the way to our 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

The Trails ascend the ridge with the 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 trekking group was washed away with the big avalanche in November 1995. Then, the trail steeps up and narrow until Ngozumpa Glacier and crossed 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, which is very close to the Gokyo (4780m) where we will spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early in the morning at 3 o’clock will 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 and have breakfast and then back to Dole in 5 hours.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will have breakfast at the lodge and descend to Mong la Danda with the spectacular view of 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

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

We catch a thrilling and scenic flight again 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

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 just wander around the streets of Thamel or New Road.

Meals: Breakfastandd Dinner

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

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Gokyo Lakes Trek Accommodation

Accommodations

You will stay in Samsara Resort or Hotel Arts Kathmandu during your trek. A solo traveler needs to share the room with same-gender another traveler. If you need a single supplement, you will have to pay an additional cost of about USD 200. During the 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. Kathmandu and the trekking regions in lower elevation 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.) as well during your trek. Be sure that breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided by the lodges or teahouses as per their available menu. You may not be served breakfast somewhere during your trek. You may get opportunities for welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

Day Hotel Hotel Location Category
01 Samsara Resort or similar Thamel, Kathmandu 3-star hotel accommodation
02 Local Lodge Phakding, Everest Region Basic Accommodation
03 Local Lodge Namche, Everest Region Basic Accommodation
04 Local Lodge Namche, Everest Region Basic Accommodation
05 Local Lodge Dole, Everest Region Basic Accommodation
06 Local Lodge Machhermo, Everest Region Basic Accommodation
07 Local Lodge Gokyo, Everest Region Basic Accommodation
08 Local Lodge Dole, Everest Region Basic Accommodation
09 Local Lodge Namche, Everest Region Basic Accommodation
10 Local Lodge Lukla, Everest Region Basic Accommodation
11 Samsara Resort or similar Thamel, Kathmandu 3-star hotel
12 Samsara Resort or similar Thamel, Kathmandu 3-Star Hotel

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Departure Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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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, your gears and sleeping bags will be carried by porters and animals. 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 exercise and train 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 that may occur during the trip. You are welcome to source your insurance and provide of this proof 15 days before the trip.

 

 Purchasing and Local Producers

We try to use local products as much as possible to avoid transportation from around the world. This way, we conserve our eco-system 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 for purchasing equipment, gears and also have some rest before the grand trail. Buying you some spare time after the trek will cover-up in case the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu gets 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 that are beyond our control and have a chance of altering our itineraries although the alteration may not happen significantly, if any modification necessary, the leader will decide the best alternative taking into consideration the group’s interests. If any change is made, we make sure that it has the least effects in 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 landings are considered difficult sometimes. Plus, the weather is very unpredictable and can be changing 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 which can carry 4-6 persons at a time. This can cost an extra of 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 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 as per Nepal Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and visibility is under 1500, the helicopters are not operated. In such cases, we will schedule the flights to the nearest date available. If the weather gets worst day by day, we will be providing you with alternative trek options.

 

Altitude Acclimatization

Trailing up then the height of 2500 m can increase the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Altitude Acclimatization is the key to avoid 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 trips itineraries are designed, keeping in mind the time for acclimatization for a 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 the time when the villagers will be their daily chores, so we get to engage more to the local culture. We wake up at 6 AM; treat ourselves with 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 after, 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 to you to remain within sight of the support crew though. We have lunch where we can please our eyes along with our bellies. Afterward, we continue our trek and try to get to the lodge by 4 PM. Then we can spend our time reading, talking to fellow partners, or taking a walk to the village. Later on, we have our dinner followed by our guide instructing us about the next day’s program. Before sleep, time can be used to read, hearing the Sherpa stories or jamming with the fellow members from the trek.

 

Trip Safety

Your safety is always our priority. Our trips are well planned to 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 is all done keeping your safety in mind.

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Gokyo Lakes Trek Highlights


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

Overview of Gokyo Lakes Trek


Heaven is on the earth. The Everest Gokyo Lakes trek would take you to the paradise lookalike places. Moreover, Gokyo Lakes trek is one of the fascinating places to experience heaven on earth. Peregrine Treks takes you to this exotic land via 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 up there in the lake residing proudly beside Mount Everest. Also, the trip to the Gokyo Lakes trek itself is an adventurous journey. It would be highlighted with the great flight time to one of the world amazing and scariest airport of Lukla.

A representative from Peregrine Tour Nepal will be there to greet and welcome you as soon as you land in 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 to our team members guide you throughout the 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 very day, so no further inconveniences occur.

Meals: Not Included

We will be moved to the airport for a 35-45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This small flight is majestic and thrilling itself with the beauties of mountain peaks and starting from Kathmandu rooftops. After our arrival upon Lukla (2860m), we will meet our further team. The same day we start 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 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 tourist and trekkers. We will stay there for the night and the day after, continue our expedition.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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 our journey, mountains like Mt. Nupla (5885m), Kongde Ri (6093m) rise to give us a sight of themselves. Furthermore, we cross Kusum Khola and witness Mt. Kusum Kangraru to the east, 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 Buddhist 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 section of trade 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 the 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 take rest, relax, and stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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, which is located on the highest altitude in the world. It provides with 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 from up the hill from Syangboche. In the evening, we can roam around the colorful Namche Bazaar to catch a bargain. 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

The day will start with the 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 as compared to the trekkers the EBC trails.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Dole, we will ascend to Machhermo on the wide valley with the backdrop mountain views of Kangtega, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. It is on the way to our 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

The Trails ascend the ridge with the 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 trekking group was washed away with the big avalanche in November 1995. Then, the trail steeps up and narrow until Ngozumpa Glacier and crossed 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, which is very close to the Gokyo (4780m) where we will spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early in the morning at 3 o’clock will 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 and have breakfast and then back to Dole in 5 hours.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will have breakfast at the lodge and descend to Mong la Danda with the spectacular view of 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

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

We catch a thrilling and scenic flight again 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

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 just wander around the streets of Thamel or New Road.

Meals: Breakfastandd Dinner

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

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Bed and Breakfast in three-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Room in the best available lodge and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)during trekking
  • Farewell dinners
  • Full-day guided Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing in private vehicle
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing and trekking
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight ticket
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than five trekkers
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Guide, porter and different necessary staff salaries, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
  • duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate, and trekking map are free services from the company.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS
  • First Aid Medical kit or necessary standard medicine
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • All applicable government and local taxes

  • Nepalese visa fee and
  • International airfares/Land transportation
  • The excess weight of luggage charge(s) in flight
  • Extra hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance for trekkers only
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea etc.) during trekking
  • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Accommodations

You will stay in Samsara Resort or Hotel Arts Kathmandu during your trek. A solo traveler needs to share the room with same-gender another traveler. If you need a single supplement, you will have to pay an additional cost of about USD 200. During the 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. Kathmandu and the trekking regions in lower elevation 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.) as well during your trek. Be sure that breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided by the lodges or teahouses as per their available menu. You may not be served breakfast somewhere during your trek. You may get opportunities for welcome and farewell dinners for guests.


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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, your gears and sleeping bags will be carried by porters and animals. 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 exercise and train 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 that may occur during the trip. You are welcome to source your insurance and provide of this proof 15 days before the trip.

 

 Purchasing and Local Producers

We try to use local products as much as possible to avoid transportation from around the world. This way, we conserve our eco-system 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 for purchasing equipment, gears and also have some rest before the grand trail. Buying you some spare time after the trek will cover-up in case the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu gets 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 that are beyond our control and have a chance of altering our itineraries although the alteration may not happen significantly, if any modification necessary, the leader will decide the best alternative taking into consideration the group’s interests. If any change is made, we make sure that it has the least effects in 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 landings are considered difficult sometimes. Plus, the weather is very unpredictable and can be changing 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 which can carry 4-6 persons at a time. This can cost an extra of 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 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 as per Nepal Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and visibility is under 1500, the helicopters are not operated. In such cases, we will schedule the flights to the nearest date available. If the weather gets worst day by day, we will be providing you with alternative trek options.

 

Altitude Acclimatization

Trailing up then the height of 2500 m can increase the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Altitude Acclimatization is the key to avoid 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 trips itineraries are designed, keeping in mind the time for acclimatization for a 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 the time when the villagers will be their daily chores, so we get to engage more to the local culture. We wake up at 6 AM; treat ourselves with 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 after, 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 to you to remain within sight of the support crew though. We have lunch where we can please our eyes along with our bellies. Afterward, we continue our trek and try to get to the lodge by 4 PM. Then we can spend our time reading, talking to fellow partners, or taking a walk to the village. Later on, we have our dinner followed by our guide instructing us about the next day’s program. Before sleep, time can be used to read, hearing the Sherpa stories or jamming with the fellow members from the trek.

 

Trip Safety

Your safety is always our priority. Our trips are well planned to 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 is all done keeping your safety in mind.

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