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Gokyo Lake Trek

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 5357m

Duration: 16 Days

Location: Everest Region

Grade: fairly Strenuous

Himalayan sights: Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and more

Accommodation: Tourist star to five star as request

Transportation: By Tourist Vehicle/ Flight

Group Size: 01-12 persons per Group if more we splits group.

Best season: Autumn(Sep-Dec) & Spring(Feb-May)

Major Activity: Trekking/Hiking

Include Activity: Sights trip of Kathmandu

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu (TIA)

Departure From: Kathmandu (TIA)

Meals: During The Trek (B,L,D) , B/B plan in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Culture: Sherpa, Tamang

Mode of Travel: Flight( Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu )

Gokyo Lake Trek lie in Everest Region of Khumbu Area starting from Lukla toward Namche Bazzar, from where, the route split into two ways for Kalapathar / Everest Base camp and Gokyo Lake trail.
This Gokyo Lakes Trek is reliable to start from Lukla after taking 35 Minute scenic flights from Kathmandu and in two days of walk toward Namche Bazzar the day of acclimatization occurs here. This trek offers dramatic view of sky kissed mountains following the Dudh Koshi valley trail through beautiful pine and rhododendron trees. The serrated, frosty and snow capped peaks of Thamserku 6623m and Kushum Kangaru 6369m, tower above the trail, a steep climb then leads to Namche Bazaar 3345m where we taking our first stop for rest.

The Gokyo Lakes Trek leads the way to Khumjung Valley via Dole to Machermo and then Gokyo Village. Gokyo actually has better view to view Mt. Everest (8848m) Cho-Oyu (8201m) Makalu (8481m) Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8416m) Lhotse Shar (8400m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Island peak (6189) and Thamserku (6623m). Gokyo Lakes trekking takes through romantic villages of stone houses and walled pastures on the shores of Gokyo Lake. It offers the chance to observe the local peoples way of life and also may encounter yaks.

This trek is also widely regarded as one of the classic route for trekking in Nepal. The trek with five beautiful alpine lakes, spectacular mountain views and largest glacier of Nepal, the Ngozumpa, may be one of your best choices to view and experience the far bitten trail in Everest region. This trek can be continued to the foot of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang peaks. However, less number of trekkers willing to take this route as they take another regular route to Kalapathar and Everest base camp.

Snowy Horizon Treks and Expedition agency is happy to offer you the 13-15 days tea house trek or less upon your choice of itinerary both camping or tea house full board trekking with the arrangement of early scheduled returned air tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla combining or without combining the Kathmandu package.


  • Magnificent view of Himalayas
  • Scenic flight to Lukla
  • Explore Sherpa and Helary Museum in Namche Bazaar
  • Unforgettable view of Mt Everest
  • The broad summit of Gokyo Ri(5357m)
  • Abundant flora and fauna
  • Buddhist monasteries in Tengbotche
  • Ngozumpa Glacier largest Glacier in the Himalayas
  • Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri

Day 01: Arrival in the Kathmandu Airport, transfer to hotel.(1340M)

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2840m) and then trek to Phakding(2800m,approx-4 hrs)

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m,approx-6hrs )

Day 04: Namche Bazaar rest day, for Acclimatization trek to Everest view lodge (3800m) to seen view of Everest and other mountain ,Back to Namche Bazaar and visit Hilary and Sherpa museum ( approx 5 hrs)

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4110M, approx-5hrs)

Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machherma(4470m, approx-4 hrs)

Day 07: Rest day in Machherma for Acclimatization

Day 08: Trek from Machherma to Gokyo (4790m, approx-6hrs)

Day 09: Exploration day, walk to Gokyo Ri (5357m) to watch mountains view and visit Dudh pokhari which is situated in 4750M height.

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Luza (4360m,approx-6 hrs)

Day 11: Trek from Luza to Khumjung (3780m,approx-5 hrs)

Day 12: Trek from Khumjung to Monjo (2840m, approx-6 hrs)

Day 13: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2800m approx-5 hrs)

Day 14: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35min)transfer to Hotel.

Day 15: Free and Shopping day at Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 16: Final Departure or Alternatively, join other activities

Price for the Trip

  • The cost of the Gokyo Lake Trek depend group size, Category of the trip and your desire (budget)
  • The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The Itinerary may be changed after understanding by both agency and client. Additional activities could be added or reduce as per client's request before confirming the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added as per mutual understanding.
  • The itinerary mentioned above is published from Airport to Airport services for the betterment of the client. Due to various categories Hotel facilities in the Capital City they may choice for their own and if required through us, we provide the facilities Also.
  • The cost also affect the number of guides and porters 
  • For these reasons the same trek can higher and lower price.
  • With above reason please contact us for up to date reasonable cost.

Cost Include

  • Three nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basic
  • pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek.
  • Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
  • Flight Ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card(Trekking Information Management System) Permit
  • Necessary staff during the trekking period With Experience Guide and Porter.
  • One High Altitude trekking porter may carry 25kg each. we supply 2:1 trekking porter in camping as needed.
  • Trekking porter carry all personal gear and group equipment
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • An Experienced  Government license holder Trekking guide trained in wilderness first aid.
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon  Special Gifts (T-shirt, Pashmina )

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
  • National Park entry fee and royalty (for off the beaten Trail and wilderness area) where we need special permit.
  • All kind of Personal Expencess
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

Read the following information which makes you easy to book your trekking in Nepal.

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Terms & Conditions

Trekking is an adventure activity involving multiday walk on village trails, National Park trails and climber’s trails often on reasonably steep terrain and snow at higher altitudes often crossing high passes in the range of 5500m/18000ft.

It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available.

In Nepal children below 18 years of age are required to trek accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Depending on trekking area you may require a special trekking permit while other areas would require only conservation/national park entry permit and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

In General treks vary in duration from 2 to 4 weeks;average one would trek between 4 to 6 hours per day.

On most established treks bottled water is ubiquitously availableas well as locally purified drinking water is available in many villages along the trek. Otherwise, you can use boiled water supplied by the teahouse or camping crew.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you withcontinental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try if you cannot find your insurance.

We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men travelling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have very good relationships with lodges we use and our guides aware all the time of whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continues visual contact.

On the trek we provide all accommodation, food and we cover park fees, so you need to take only small amount of money to purchase water, small snack and tea outside meals, localsouvenirs, tips or donations to monasteries if you wish to donate small change. $20 per day should be sufficient to cover such expenses

Majority of trekking is done with lodge/guesthouse accommodation unless you prearranged camping based trip. There are very few trekking areas where lodge accommodation is unavailable and we will offer there a tent accommodation only.

Teahouse trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.

Camping trekking is a trekking where we provideyou with tent accommodation and full board with meals to be cooked by professional trekking cook in a mobile camp equipped with akitchen and with adequate support staff of kitchen helpers, guides and porters.

It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15kg to 25kgand camping porter would carry load up to 40kg.

In Nepal it is not customaryto tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.

Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.

You should have a general good level of physical fitness, general hiking experience, do not have any chronic or acute issues with your leg functions andbementally comfortable withmulti-day hikes, than you are ready for trekking.

In principle if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world and you are currently fit for trekking, there is nothing to stop you from Himalayan trekking in Nepal. You just need to increase your cardiovascular capacityto be able to cope with high elevation, where the oxygen density is much lower.

Post-monsoon period from September to December and pre-monsoon season from February to May are the best period for trekking in Nepal. In winter, December till February, at high elevation is very cold and heavy snowfalls may impede crossing of high passes but trekking in low elevations below 3000m is accessible all year round. In summer, June till August is a monsoon season and trekking is very wet, however in rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang trekking in monsoon season is feasible and pleasant.

It all depends on the time and altitude of your trek. You may require Down Jacket, warm fleece jacket, warm thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, sleeping bag, trekking boots and a backpack, camera and your personal medication. Consult lists of cloth and equipment on our website as a guide and use a common sense to pack enough but not too much at the same time.

We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from safety aspect you should not be alone. Travelling through villages there are many trails and if you took wrong path accidently it may be difficult to communicate with locals to get back on the right path or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English

You will be taken immediately to the lower altitude first and will be provided first aid as the immediate treatment and then if necessary the guide will call the rescue helicopter tofly you down to Kathmandu or Pokharausing your rescue insurance.

Anywhere from 5km to 15km depending on condition of trekking trail and the altitude of the trekking route.

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