Gokyo Lakes Trekking   |   14 Days

Gokyo Valley trek is a perfect Everest trekking package to explore the Himalayan panoramas of the Everest range, Sherpa communities and their lifestyles, glaciers and glacial Lakes and also the Himalaya flora and fauna. It is a wonderful trip, which also offers the famous five lakes in the Everest region. The mountain views seen on this trip are: Mt Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8463m), Nuptse, Thamserku and other peaks from the Gokyo RI (5483m), which is the highest destination of our Gokyo trekking holidays.

The Gokyo trekking is also popular as Gokyo Lake or Gokyo RI treks in the Khumbu region. They stand as the god gifted paradise due to its charm and trekkers feel that once is not enough to explore the Gokyo region. Several Chhortens, monasteries, Mani walls and prayer flags are the attractions mixed up with spectacular landscape, which entice trekkers on this trail. The trekkers in the Gokyo trekking trail see the exceptional wildlife include the musk deer, Himalayan Thar, snow leopard, pheasants and snow cocks in the highest National Park in the world- The Sagarmatha National Park. It is aligned with rhododendron and birch forests. Due to the diverse characteristics of Gokyo trek, it is regarded as an alternative to the popular Everest Base Camp Trekking. Gokyo RI (5340m) is the highest point of our Everest Gokyo trek with remarkable views of the Himalayas, gleaming Gokyo lakes and Nepals largest glacier- Ngozumpa Glacier. The journey to Gokyo Valley offers the cherished sunrise and sunset views over the snow peaked mountains.

The Gokyo Valley trekking begins after a 35 min. Himalayan flight from Kathmandu. Then it heads forward by following the Dudh Koshi River, entering into the Sagarmatha National Park and continually to the Namche Bazaar. It is a heart of Sherpa land and a wonderful settlement. It is also a good place for the acclimatization to prevent from the high altitude sickness. The trip continually ascends to the Gokto Valley, Gokyo RI, the best view point of the sacred six Lakes, and retraces all the way to Lukla. Please, contact us for the Gokyo Valley Trekking information.

Trip Highlights of Gokyo Lakes Trekking

  • Explore the Khumbu region.
  • Enjoy the Everest Himalayan Panoramas.
  • Alpine climate, Flora and Fauna.
  • Impressive Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Valley.
  • Discover the scenic Gokyo RI and sacred Five Lakes
  • Enjoy the scenic Himalayan Flight.

Gokyo Valley trek is a perfect Everest trekking package to explore the Himalayan panoramas of the Everest range, Sherpa communities and their lifestyles, glaciers and glacial Lakes and also the Himalaya flora and fauna. It is a wonderful trip, which also offers the famous five lakes in the Everest region. The mountain views seen on this trip are: Mt Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8463m), Nuptse, Thamserku and other peaks from the Gokyo RI (5483m), which is the highest destination of our Gokyo trekking holidays.

The Gokyo trekking is also popular as Gokyo Lake or Gokyo RI treks in the Khumbu region. They stand as the god gifted paradise due to its charm and trekkers feel that once is not enough to explore the Gokyo region. Several Chhortens, monasteries, Mani walls and prayer flags are the attractions mixed up with spectacular landscape, which entice trekkers on this trail. The trekkers in the Gokyo trekking trail see the exceptional wildlife include the musk deer, Himalayan Thar, snow leopard, pheasants and snow cocks in the highest National Park in the world- The Sagarmatha National Park. It is aligned with rhododendron and birch forests. Due to the diverse characteristics of Gokyo trek, it is regarded as an alternative to the popular Everest Base Camp Trekking. Gokyo RI (5340m) is the highest point of our Everest Gokyo trek with remarkable views of the Himalayas, gleaming Gokyo lakes and Nepals largest glacier- Ngozumpa Glacier. The journey to Gokyo Valley offers the cherished sunrise and sunset views over the snow peaked mountains.

The Gokyo Valley trekking begins after a 35 min. Himalayan flight from Kathmandu. Then it heads forward by following the Dudh Koshi River, entering into the Sagarmatha National Park and continually to the Namche Bazaar. It is a heart of Sherpa land and a wonderful settlement. It is also a good place for the acclimatization to prevent from the high altitude sickness. The trip continually ascends to the Gokto Valley, Gokyo RI, the best view point of the sacred six Lakes, and retraces all the way to Lukla. Please, contact us for the Gokyo Valley Trekking information.

Outline Itinerary:

  • 1Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu. (1350m)
  • 2Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
  • 3Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2652m). 3 - 4 hrs walk.
  • 4Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
  • 5Day 5: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
  • 6Day 6: Trek to Dole (4040m).
  • 7Day 7: Trek to Machhermo (4407m).
  • 8Day 8: Trek to Gokyo (4800m).
  • 9Day 9: Hike up to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and back to Gokyo and rest.
  • 10Day 10: Trek down to Dole.
  • 11Day 11: Trek down to Namche Bazaar.
  • 12Day 12: Trek to Lukla
  • 13Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu.
  • 14Day 14: Final Departure

Cost Includes

Transport

  • All Airport and Hotel transfers with private vehicles.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing by private Vehicles.
  • Both way (Round Trip) flight fare KTM –Lukla- KTM and domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Drop and pick up to Nepali restaurant.

 Accommodations

  • Kathmandu (3Ns): 2** Category Hotel  (But it can be customized according to your requirement).
  • Gokyo valley trekking (12Ns): Best Available Lodge Accommodation during treks on twin sharing basis room.

Meals

  • There are multiple selections in meals item in Everest region trekking. But, it can be basic and may not have choices in menu some of the rest places.
  • Breakfast: includes full trip.
  • Lunch: During the trekking (12Lunches)
  • Dinner: During the trekking (12Dinners)

Guide and Potter

  • English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu valley
  • Trekking Guide leader in mountains.
  • 1 Sherpa potter for 2 trekkers in mountain.

Trekking Package

  • Best Lodge Accommodations Mountain , all meals during trekking, all necessary staff with experienced leader (guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.

Taxes and Entrance Fees

  • All the applicable services charges, government taxes, all necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS card).

Others

  • Good Vibe Adventure’s t-shirt, Down Jacket, sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Good Vibe Adventure offers you Farewell Dinner on last night.
     

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • Entry fees for city sightseeing.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu city.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water & Hot Drinks Tea and Coffee, Hot Shower, Batteries charge, Heater during the Trek and Sweet things like desert).
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from mountain.
  • Tips for the guide, porter. (Tipping is voluntary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
     

Arrival in Nepal

According to your arrival itinerary in Nepal, Good Vibe Adventure welcomes you at the entry point or at the airport and takes you to the hotel. We also brief you in short about the programs.

Transportation

Private Tourist vehicle to airport drop and pick up/ round flight trip KTM - LUKLA - KTM.

Food/ Water and Accommodation on Gokyo Lakes Trekking

We provide Standard breakfast in Kathmandu. During the trekking, we provide breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch on the trekking trail. We recommend you to bring water purification pills, but you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water as well.

We offer 2-3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but it can be customized according to your request. And best available lodge in the trekking. Lodges with basic facilities are available in Gokyo Lakes trekking.

Luggage on Gokyo Lakes Trekking

During the trekking, your bag pack will be carried by the porter and you can use your belongings at your desired time. You can just carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. Except the necessary things, you can deposit your belongings to the hotels locker.

Communication, Electricity and Battery Charge on Gokyo Lakes trekking

Despite some areas, there is network coverage of mobile phone in almost the places. The landline phones are also available for the communication. Electricity or solar powers are available for the mobile charge. It is better to have a spare battery.

Health Issues

It is better to consult with your doctor before going to the Gokyo Lakes trekking . Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)/ High Altitude Sickness can occur during the trekking so proper acclimatization is needed. Please, take your required medicine with you.

Insurance/Rescue

Insurance help you to get a quick rescue and the medical expenses. It is an expensive operation from the higher altitude in helicopter. It cuts your economic burden if some accidents happen. Insurance should be done by you.

Best Trekking season for the Gokyo Lakes Trekking

Autumn and spring are the best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trekking. Days are warm and nights are chilling. Mornings are usually clear and fine weather. It can be cloudy around the afternoon and evening. The winter season is more challenging due to the heavy snow fall.

Booking and Payment procedure

20% payment should be paid in advance while you book the trip. It should include Passport copy and flight detail. The rest of 80% payment is payable at your arrival in Nepal. You can pay by your credit card and deposit into the bank account of Good Vibe Adventure from your country and can pay cash after your arrival.

Trip Extension

In addition of Everest Base Camp Treks, we can also extend the trip to jungle safari, Lumbini Tour, Nepal Tour, Rafting along with tour activities in Tibet and Bhutan. Please, let us know earlier if you want to extent your trip either inside Nepal or outside of it according to your time management.

  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tour and Trekking
  • Accomodation Lodge Trek
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