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13 Days Gokyo Lake Trek

$1,200.00 $1,185.00

Gokyo Highlights:

  • Explore UNESCO Heritages, Cultural, Historical and religious sites of Kathmandu.
  • Experience a breathtaking Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, one of the best in the world. 
  • Hike along Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalaya.
  • Trek through the Sherpa Village of Khumjung, home of a ‘real’ yeti skull & Thier typical culture.
  • From ‘Scoundrel’s viewpoint’ near the fifth lake, peer over a wasteland of rock and ice that is the vast Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Scroll the Oldest Buddhist monasteries and Chorterns
  • From ‘Scoundrel’s viewpoint’ near the fifth lake, peer over a wasteland of rock and ice that is the vast Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Cross the Renjo La (5400m) on a rarely trodden trail
  • Have a nice food time and sleep in the lap of the scenic mountains and lakes.
  • Return via Renjo La pass (5340m), over one of Nepal’s most beautiful passes

 

 

Description

This trek includes the visits to Namche (3446 m) and Tengboche and adds an incredible hike to Gokyo lake. This trek gives you plenty of beautiful views of Everest and other nearby giants. The Gokyo lake area is surrounded by mountainous valleys, alpine lakes, and numerous glaciers.

This trek is less crowded than others in the Everest region and takes 12 14days to complete including travel to and from Kathmandu. This moderate to difficult trek reaches a high of 5000 meters.

Gokyo Lake is situated in Sagarmatha National Park at the altitudes of between 4700m to 5,000m, making them some of the world’s highest freshwater lakes. Gokyo Lake is one of the most adventurous treks in the Everest Himalayas, following the high route pass of Cho La (5330m) into the Base Camp of Mount Everest which offers the panoramic views over the turquoise lakes with 8,000m-plus peaks in the background is a pretty unforgettable experience.

This ascent follows the Dudh Koshi and Khumbu valleys from the homeland of the Sherpa people to the Gokyo valley and this walking offers some of the most incredible views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and the Ngozumpa glacier, one of the largest glaciers in Nepal. We will then follow the trail to the high route pass of Cho La (5300 m) into the Base Camp for Everest. We will follow the Dudh Koshi River where valley brings you towards the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar and is a perfect place soaking up the magnificent Himalayan Scenery. After you cross the Namche Bazaar you will peel off the main EBC trek route towards Gokyo Lakes. You will cross the Cho La pass after visiting Gokyo Lakes to rejoin the main EBC trek route. This is where you will also get a chance to climb the Gokyo-Ri and has the better views than the Kala Pathar. You will have to push yourself to climb Gokyo-Ri, you will be then proud of yourself as you have done it as it is a rewarding extra challenge.

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Detailed Itinerary
Cost Details
Trip Facts

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Why You will love this trek

  • Soak up the scenery on less crowded trails in the Everest region
  • Cross the Renjo La (5400m) on a rarely trodden trail
  • Climb Gokyo Ri for one of Nepal’s best and broadest views of 8000m peaks
  • Trek through Sherpa villages to the stunning turquoise Gokyo Lakes
  • Experience a breathtaking Himalayan mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Is this Gokyo trek suitable for you?

  • This is a 13 days strenuous trek with 4 to 7 hours walking per day which reaches a maximum height of 5500m
  • Please ensure you understand the fitness requirements for this high altitude trek so read carefully all the information before you choose and make sure Physical fitness is sustainable for this trip

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Accommodation in Kathmandu

You all package includes accommodation in Kathmandu according to you Itinerary with private bathroom, twin sharing bedroom. We always make sure our clients have the comfortable and nice stay in Kathmandu. You Hotel in Kathmandu will be in an easy location with all necessity shopping mall, restaurants, and the transportation. 

Accommodation in Gokyo Lake Trek

While you are in Gokyo Lake Trek, you will have the twin sharing and private bathroom in Namche, Phakding, and Lukla. Thereafter, you will be spending your nights in a local tea house in your entire trekking time, and we always make sure our clients have the comfortable stay after your 7 to 8 hours of walk. All the tea houses provide common toilet which is a sharing toilet.  As you reach at high altitude above 4500 m, the village and settlements become smaller and smaller, and due to the peak season with the high flow of tourist accommodation ma becomes limited. In this situation, you may have to share a common room to make sure all the other hikers get a nice and warm sleep to get ready for the next day.

Food in Kathmandu

Kathmandu offers a variety of foods and eatery to choose as it has a lot and different types of restaurant, fine dining to fast food, Nepalese cuisine, and Asian cuisine. So, you have a choice to choose the food in Kathmandu. 

Food During the Gokyo Lake Trek

During your entire trek to Gokyo Trek, All the local tea houses and local lodges offer an international standard of food as well as typical Nepalese cuisine. After we left the tea house for further hiking, we will have the lunch on our way in a suitable place which is included in your package.  If you are a vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free diet, we want you to inform us in advance before we leave Kathmandu so we can organize food for your health and cultural respect. 

Guide & Porter During Gokyo Trek 

Without Porter, all the trekking stops in Nepal. All our guides are expert for your entire trekking route and local surroundings with fully Government Licence. We always have our regular guide who is responsible, friendly, helpful and good in communication and a perfect English speaking. You will meet your guide whether in Kathmandu or Lukla and fully equipped with trekking stuff including First Aid Kit. Our Guide will keep informing you about the altitude, high altitude, sickness during your walk so that you understand to acclimatize the high altitude.  

Drinking Water during Gokyo Trek

Bottle mineral water is not included in your package. We advise you to bring a portable filter or keep your empty bottle to refill in the tea house. All the tea house or lodges provide you with hot and warm water which you can fill your bottle or even you can fill the water from a local tap. It is advisable for you to bring the tablet to filter the water or purification water which will be handier for you. As you walk up high altitude, the cost for grocery items/water goes high as well because of expensive transportation as they have to import items from a helicopter. 

When you plan for Nepal for an adventurous trip, there are some necessary things that you have to bring for yourself but you do not need to bring most of the things especially the trekking equipment. There are some places where you can get trekking equipment at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.

Some Items you need to bring by your own

  • Trekking backpack
  • Warm clothing including Jumper /jackets, gloves, or woolen hood.
  • SHELL – Top and bottom waterproofs to keep off wind/rain
  • Warm shocks / light warm socks
  • BAGS – Rucksack or duffle bag for a porter to carry plus a day pack to be carried by you
  • Windproof warm trouser
  • Raincoat
  • Hat or cap that covers you from the direct sun heat.
  • Headlight
  • Warm Muffler
  • Pair of Shoes 
  • Pair of Flip Flop
  • DRINKING – Water bottles should be hard plastic (Nalgene), not throwaway bottles.
  • TREKKING – trekking poles, umbrella, dry bags
  • PERSONAL ITEMS – cameras, books, music

Altitude Sickness

1. Basic Symptoms:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Difficult to pass urine

2. Medium Symptoms:

  • A headache which is bad
  • Irregular breathing
  • Nausea
  • Mild weakness

3. Serious Symptoms:

  • Slight swelling of hands and face
  • Cannot stand upright without swaying while eyes are closed.
  • Can hear the gurgling sound in the chest.
  • Zero energy.

What to do about Altitude Sickness?

Altitude illness can be prevented by acclimatization; that is, by a graduate rate of ascent (not more than 400 – 500 meters), allowing sufficient rest at various intermediate altitudes. The dry air of the mountains tends to dehydrate you so an increased fluid intake is necessary. Try to drink at least four liters of water a day. On the trail, you can drink hot garlic soup that will help you to some extent. When we reach our destination it is better to make some hiking up to a bit higher point and come down to the camp or hotel. This is a really good way to get acclimatization. You may take Diamox 250mg tablets the night before flying/going to altitude. Sometimes the symptoms often disappear and the trek can be resumed.

If you feel obviously suffering from the serious symptoms of AMS then descent should not be delayed even if it means going down in dark. In such case, should an emergency situation arise, horse or porter will be arranged, or we carry you and run to lower (descend) altitudes? We can arrange for immediate evacuation, by horse or helicopter, depending on the severity of the case.

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