Gokyo lake trek leads you right into Gokyo Valley, one of the highest settlements in Nepal. It is an adventurous journey in through, pristine Khumbu region. The flora and fauna in the Sagarmatha National Park provide a memorable path to Gokyo Valley. The hike to Gokyo Ri (5340m), or Gokyo Peak, is the most exciting part of the trek, where you will enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime Himalayan mountain, lake, and glacier sceneries. We can see a couple of the marvelous blue-green, glacier-fedGokyo Lakes, including Thonak Lake, the largest of the bunch.
Our Gokyo Lake Trek is an extraordinary hike on a rugged trail that allows you to explore unbelievable Everest alpine sceneries. Because the trek does not include a visit to Everest Base Camp, it is a little more peaceful. The Gokyo Lake Trek begins from Lukla, which is considered the gateway to Everest region trekking. The trail passes through Phakding, Namche Bazaar and continues to the Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lakes. The emerald green lakes along the route to Ngozumpa Glacier are truly unique. Ngozumpa Glacier is the longest glacier in Nepal.
Throughout the trek, you will be able to see the Tibetan Buddhist lifestyle of the local people. Buddhist monasteries, Chhortens and Sherpa culture, and traditions are visible along the trek. The views when you arrive in Gokyo Valley show the massive snowy peaks of the Everest Region, including some of the world-renowned 8000-meter peaks. The hike up to the Gokyo Ri (5360m) offers an even more stunning panorama of the Everest Himalayan range and a breathtaking sunrise view. The picturesque view when you arrive at Gokyo Ri is one that will stick with you forever. Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and the surrounding peaks can be seen. Finally, the trail descends all the way down to Lukla and we will fly back to Kathmandu.
Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather. During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Breeze Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.
The magnificent views from Gokyo Ri
Emerald-green Gokyo Lakes
Sherpa culture and hospitality
Views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and the surrounding peaks
Gokyo Lakes Trekking package includes accommodation in the cost. This accommodation is included during the set itinerary. While in Kathmandu, we provide a 2-3 Star hotel for you. During the trek, our guides will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability. All the accommodations will be a twin-shared basis. In the mountain, Shower and toilet will be on Sharing basis. During high trekking season, you may have to share a room with a same-sex trekker from another group.
Everest region has a wide variety of food and it is easy to cater to your needs. If you are a vegetarian/vegan, gluten or lactose free, we are able to work around that if you let us know ahead of time. During your time in the hotel in Kathmandu, your breakfast is included. Lunch and dinner must be covered on your own. On the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. For teahouse treks, we can order typical Nepali food, continental, Italian, Tibetan and Indian at teahouses. While camping, we will prepare the meals for you. After our trek, we will have a celebration/pre-departure traditional Nepali meal in Thamel.
Guide & Porters
A government-licensed guide will lead the trek. All our guides have tremendous experience on the trails and are passionate about the trekking industry. Our guides and porters are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one. If there is any worry during your trek, our guides will address it. Your safety is our number one priority. For groups of more than six people, there will be two guides. For teahouse treks, there will be one porter for every two trekkers. For camping treks, we will need more porters in order to carry the food, kitchen equipment, tents, etc.
As many of our treks lead us high into the Himalayas, it is necessary to let our bodies sufficiently get used to the altitude. Our treks have acclimatization days built into the itinerary. It is best to take it slow to prevent altitude sickness. The level of fitness necessary for our treks varies depending on the trek. On average, expect to walk an average of 5-6 hours per day while on the trial. Generally, the treks can be done with an average level of fitness. More important than fitness or experience is one’s personal determination and positive attitude toward finishing and enjoying the trek.
We strongly recommend having travel insurance before going on a trek. We do our best to take care of you, but something can happen that is out of our control. In case of medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance. You are unable to obtain medical insurance in Nepal and must do so in your home country. Be sure that your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains.
Best Time to Travel
The peak seasons for traveling in Nepal are during the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn (September to November). These times provide the best scenery and clearest skies, but of course they are a little more crowded than the off-season. It is possible to trek during the Winter (December to February), but you will face cold temperatures. It is also possible to trek during the monsoon season (June to August), though the views will likely be covered by clouds and there is a high chance of rainfall.
Please be assured that Breeze Adventure manage our treks to the highest standards. Your safety and satisfaction are our priority. We will support you to the best of our abilities with any issues that may arise. We will work with you to ensure you get the most from your trek and visit Nepal