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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek - 14 days

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek - 14 days

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Journey to Tranquility

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek festooned by the almighty Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and the Ngozumpa glacier is one of the most picturesque trekking destinations in the context of trekking in Nepal. Above all, the alluring sight of the Gokyo Valley on the shore of the tranquil lake, Gokyo Lake is a sight worth every penny.

Like every Everest Region trek, Everest Gokyo Lake Trek strolls off from the airstrip of Kathmandu all the way to Lukla. From Lukla, the trek plunges towards the bustling town of Namche Bazaar via Phakding. As we reach, Machherma's alluring panorama of majestic mountain vistas; Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku is certain to boggle away your mind.

Moreover, Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is not just all about fun and beauty. The spine-chilling thrill of strolling on top of the Ngozumpa Glacier is like no other adventure in the world. Additionally, the enthralling view of the Gokyo Valley and the tranquil Gokyo Lake is such an adrenaline-rushing experience.

As the name suggests, Everest Gokyo Lake Trek leaves no pages unturned when it comes to flaunting the beauty of the tranquil Himalayan Lakes. The Longpongo Lake arranged at the stature of 4690m is a sight straight out of a Sci-Fi movie.

Likewise, the Taboche Tsho Lake enchants visitors with its sparkling turquoise blue water reflecting the image of the sky into the horizon. Accordingly, the Gokyo Lake, the third one comes into view which seems to be a place nowhere near any other on earth festooned by the sheer beauty of the Gokyo Village and the majesty of the gigantic Mount Cho-Oyu.

Join the pristine Everest Gokyo Lake Trek with the skill-full team of Snow Bank Adventure to assure making the most out of this trek. With Snow Bank Adventure you and your loved ones are in safe hands.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at TIA Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,695ft): 8km, 3-4 hours

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 11km, 5-6 hours

Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3,810 m/12,496 ft): 5-6 hours

Day 07: Phorse Village to Machhermo-(4,470 m/14,663 ft): 5-6 hours

Day 08: Machharmo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 5 - 6 hours

Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m/17,570 ft) and climb to fifth lakes: 5 - 6 hours

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Dole: 3-4 hours

Day 11: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m/9,380ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 14: Final Departure



Subsequent to arriving in Kathmandu, a delegate from Snow Bank Adventure will pick you up and take you to your hotel. At night, there will be an appreciated supper hosted by Snow Bank Adventure.

Accomodation: Over night at Star Hotel

Meals: D

After breakfast, we start our voyage through four astonishing UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These incorporate the compositionally rich Durbar Square, the hallowed Hindu sanctuary of Pashupati Nath, the fascinating 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath), and Bauddha Nath Stupa which is probably the most enthralling stupa on the planet.

Accomodation: Overnight at hotel

Meals: B

During the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), we appreciate one of the most wonderful air courses on the planet coming full circle on a slope encompassed by high precipitous pinnacles. From Lukla, we begin trekking. At one hour's slow plummet, we will be at a Cheplung town from where we have a look at Mt. Khumbila (5,760m/18900ft), a consecrated mountain that has never been ascended. From Cheplung, we at that point step by step plunge until we reach Phakding and go through the night.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

Strolling through a wonderful pine backwoods, we pursue the trail north up the valley of Benkar. At that point, we cross the Dudh Koshi River and continue passing Chumoa to Monjo, the passageway to Everest National Park. At that point crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale town and stroll nearby of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi streams. A lofty climb carries us to the prime place - Namche Bazaar.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

There are a lot of activities around Namche Bazaar, and we can go through multi-day here acclimatizing. Namche Bazzar is the fundamental focus of the Khumbu locale and has government workplaces, ATMs, Internet bistros, shops, eateries, and a brilliant market. Our aides can take us to investigate the genuine appeal of Namche Bazaar. Climbing to Sagarmatha National Park rewards trekkers with perspectives of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, etc.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

We leave Namche Bazaar on a trail with steady high points and low points. In transit, we are probably going to spot Himalayan birds, musk deer, and Himalayan Thars. We at that point start sliding to Kyanjuma. From Sansa, we pursue the Gokyo trails and from Mong, we get a look at Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche, and Khumbila mountains. Our trail slips to Dudhkoshi Khola after which it is a tough move through rhododendron woodlands before coming to Phorse. From here we get great perspectives on Tawache and Cholaste mountains.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

Subsequent to traverse the Dudh Koshi River, we are probably going to encounter neighborhood natural life-like fowls, mountain goats, and musk deer. Our trail goes through backwoods, cascades, and scaffolds before achieving Dole. We get on an unfaltering trail through a beautiful edge with perspectives on Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku mountains. We keep strolling through little towns and sandy trails before coming to Machhermo. We can visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital for an address with respect to elevation disorder, its safety measure, and essential treatment.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

We rise on a slope and appreciate perspectives on the Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku, and Cho-Oyu mountains. Past the edge, the valley augments as the trail goes through a Chorten and spans Phangga. We plunge to the waterway bank before moving up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier on a precarious trail. We go through Longpongo, Raboche Tsho, and Dudh Pokhari before coming to Gokyo. On the trail by the main lake, we see what is accepted to be the impressions of a Lama (Buddhist minister). We investigate Dudh Pokhari before considering it a night.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

We go through one more day in Gokyo to adjust to the high height. On the off chance that the climate is great, we climb Gokyo Ri today. From the highest point of Gokyo Ri, we appreciate the Himalayan vista and the quiet Gokyo lakes. We likewise climb to the fourth and the fifth Gokyo lakes. The fourth lake is just about 3km north of Gokyo. It is set apart by high bluffs and Himalayan pinnacles transcending it. We keep on strolling somewhat further and achieve the fifth lake. A move up an adjacent slope will promise us momentous perspectives on Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. We can see significantly more from here - the spot is called Scoundrel's Viewpoint. From the northern piece of the fifth lake, we see the Cho Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa Glacier which is the greatest ice sheet in the world. We stroll back to Gokyo to go through the night.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

We plummet on a trail along the Dudh Koshi River and pass the first Gokyo lakes. In transit we likewise appreciate perspectives on the Cholatse and Taboche crests. Our trail plunges before climbing a slope. In the wake of coming to the Chorten at the edge, we see extraordinary perspectives on Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains before achieving Dole.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

We dive on a lofty trail to Phortse Thanga respecting rhododendrons, wildflowers, and cascades. We likewise go over mountain goats, musk deer, birds, and so on. From Mong, we can appreciate a decent perspective on the Khumbila top. On our approach to Namche the perspective on Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega mountains are our own to appreciate. Subsequent to strolling for some time, we achieve a crossing point where the trail from Sanasa meets our trail. We stroll on a trail that sticks to a forested incline past Kyangjuma, twisting through a few curves. In the wake of coming to Namche armed force camp slope, we think back to see Lhotse, the tip of Everest, and Tengboche for one final time. About a kilometer from here is Namche Bazaar.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

The trail drops steeply descending so we have to walk carefully as our unstable legs constantly fight the rough territory. In the wake of traverse the quick streaming Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail turns out to be progressively level and common. After our landing in Lukla, we extend those sore legs and review the encounters of the most recent few weeks.

Accomodation: Overnight at teahouse

Meals: B L D

We fly to Kathmandu early in the morning. In the wake of landing in Kathmandu, we will be accompanied to our inn. We appreciate the day relaxed or make up for lost time with some very late shopping or investigate any tourist spots we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To commend the fruitful culmination of our voyage, we will have a goodbye supper at night. 

Accomodation: Overnight at hotel

Meals: B D

Our adventure in Nepal reaches an end today! A Snow Bank Adventure delegate will drop you off at the air terminal roughly 3 hours before your booked flight. On our approach to home, you will have a lot of time to design your next experience in the magnificent nation of Nepal.

Accomodation:

Meals: B

Cost Include

  • Airport Transportation
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Professional government - registered tourist guide
  • Accommodation 3 nights in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Lukla by domestic flight
  • Lukla to Kathmandu by domestic flight
  • Transportation from the starting  and ending point of trekking by private vehicle
  • Three meals and tea, coffee during the trek
  • Safe drinking water( treated with chlorine and iodine)
  • Permit of the trek(TIMS, Conservation, and National park fee)
  • All types of necessary government  paperwork and government taxes
  • Guide and Porter(meals, wages, Insurance & transpiration )
  • An English speaking  government registered trekking guide
  • Trekking equipment like a raincoat, sleeping bag, down jacket, and walking pole

Cost Exclude

  • Personal expenses
  •  Personal & medical insurance
  •  Rescue evacuation by Helicopter in Emergency case
  • Beverage and Bar bills( soft drinks, hard drinks, and mineral water)
  • Boiled water
  •  Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome and  farewell dinner
  • Electronic devise recharge
  • Wifi during the trek
  • Tips

Faqs

The country Nepal spread east to west. It lies between Chain and India. The land area of Nepal is 1,47,181km2. It is the second biggest country in water sources. The current population of Nepal is 2,90,00,000. Among them 34% < 15yrs, 61% from 15-64yrs, 5% > 64yrs & 1,800 births/day. More than 125 languages and local dialects are spoken but Nepali is the most speaking language in Nepal. English is understood in tourist and trekking areas. Many trekking and tour guides can speak other western and eastern languages. Religions: Hindus are 81%, Buddhists are 9%(especially living in high Northern regions), Muslims are 4.5%, and Christin are1.4%. Land area:-1,47,181km2 Low Terai 20.1%, Middle Hills 56.2%, High Himalaya 23.7%, Arable land 16.8%, Forest 25.4% Time Zone: Nepal is 5’45” ahead from GMT and 15 minutes faster than Indian Time.

There are two main trekking seasons in Nepal. Spring (From 3rd week of February to 1st week of May) and autumn(From 3rd week of September to 1st week of December ). These seasons are common to all trekking routes. The Everest and Annapurna regions are very crowded during march-April and mid-October to the end of November. The weather is warm with flowers in rain shadow areas during the monsoon seasons. But the flooding and landslide can be damaged to the mountain road which can make major delay in time schedule. Leeches also found in lower trails during the monsoon that can make uncomfortable while walking. The trekkers can explore all year round in Mustang but are cold from December to the beginning of March. Likewise, Dolpo can be visited from mid of August to the first week of October. Poon Hill and Helambu like short treks can do during the winter( December to February) but it is cold at night. It is also possible for Annapurna, Manaslu, and Everest Base camp treks but the weather is very cold which makes the treks to tough.   The biggest season of tourist from October to December which is the best time to capture mountain views. There is also good temperature and clear sky after the monsoon.  The Middle Hills and Terai region ( Chitwan National Park and Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha) is the best time to explore in winter.  

There are different races of people inhabitant in Nepal. So that they are having different culture and also celebrating different festivals throughout the country. You can found differ in culture and festivals by their religion too. The Hindu celebrates Dashain and Tihar which is held in October and November. Likewise, Buddist celebrates Loshar at different times. Gurungs and Tamangs are enjoying January and Sherpas are celebrating the month of February. But you can found some common festivals like holly(color’s festival) celebrating in every religion which held at end of February and March. You can get a chance to observe some cultural festivals like Indrejatra and  Janai Purnima in August and Shiva Ratri in February. So many other festivals are celebrating throughout the country.

Passport The six-month valid passport with some blank pages for stamping visa is required. Do not forget to check your passport where correctly stamped arrival, departure, passport number, and visa date to avoid the possibility of complications. VISA Nepal provides an arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport. But you should complete the visa form with a recent passport size photo and pay the visa fee in foreign currency, preferably USD. Other major currencies are also acceptable. A single entry visa fee cost is 15 days USD 25.00 30 days USD 40.00 90 days USD 100.00  A foreigner can stay a maximum of 150 days in a calendar year.  They can be extended visa from the Immigration Office in Kathmandu or Pokhara. A minimum extension is USD 30.00(to be paid in Nepalese rupees) for 15 days.  Visa applications can be pre-registered online. Read the requirements and have a photo and all requested details available before starting the process.  http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

Better to bring 6-8 recent passport size photos and some copies of your passport for use on the visa application, visa extensions, and Trekking permits.  

Our guides are trained in first aid, carry a comprehensive medical kit, and can deal with most of the problems encountered on treks. However, in the case of a serious accident outside help needs to be available. That’s why comprehensive insurance is essential. Trekking is not possible without full insurance cover, which you can purchase in your home country. You need to have full, personal, travel insurance that covers personal belongings, trip cancellation plus medical, rescue, and evacuation insurance(for air ambulance and helicopter rescue services). You must carry the company’s insurance policy certificate with you, it must include your name, address, policy number, contact numbers, and procedure for the company’s rescue department.

In case of a serious trekking accident, the insurance company will be contacted and they will take over the rescue process. Sending in the necessary ground or air support. Without it, your trekking teams would have tried to carry you out, possibly exacerbating your’s injuries. We will not risk that.

Snow Bank Adventure’s staff are covered by our own full accidental and medical insurance.

Trekking entry permits are required to each of Nepal’s National Parks and Conservation Areas. The entry permits cost range from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 3000 per entry and additional permits are required for Restricted Region Treks. We can manage all types of permits. There are five Restricted Regions which are close to the Tibetan border were opened for outside in 1990. The treks only can do with a professional guide and a minimum of two trekkers. Your original passport and extra photos are required to make permits for Upper Dolpo, Mustang, Nar-Phu, Tsum Valley, Manaslu, and Kanchenjunga trekking. The fees are according high and range from USD 90.00 - USD 500.00 for a week or 10 days then stiff daily amounts.

Credit cards are only accepted in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. You have to make ready Nepalese Rupees to spend during the trek. That’s why you have to take a sufficient amount of Nepali Rupees on your trek. Your personal expenses should be only for hot showers, charging batteries, additional drinks, and snacks, the cost rising with altitude. You can make a ceremony with your trekking team at the end of the trek.

Regular walking or jogging activities for a few months before your trip will ensure high altitude trekking. People who trek so quickly and climb too high in a day may suffer Acute Mountain Sickness( AMS) so we call trekkers slow and steady walking. Stops for rests and do not carry more than 5 kg with you. Pre-fitness and stamina are required for trekking in Nepal. Spend at least two nights in the city before going to the trekking destination which gives time for acclimatization as well as easy to arrange necessary trekking permits.

We prefer the group size from 1-10 pax but more can be accommodated on request. There must be 2 persons accompanied by a registered guide in the Restrict Regions( Upper Dolpo, Mustang, Nar-Phu, Manaslu, and Kanchenjunga). Anyone who is reasonably fit and can walk for 5-6 hours a day in a hilly country can trek in Nepal. We suggest children up to 15 years stay below 3500m and above 15 years can tackle the higher routes.

A  delegate from Snow Bank Adventure will meet you outside the terminal building and pick you up and take you to your hotel. We use cars or minibusses as the means of transportation in cities.  For trekking, we use flights, local buses, minibusses or jeeps depends on the distance, terrain, and size of the group.  There is a limitation on luggage up to 15 kg per person on small planes.

We provide selected 2-3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a bed and breakfast basis. During the trek, local people built simple and clean Teahouses on their properties and offer choice able good, safe, and hot food with printed menus. We provide full board meals and lodging, tea or coffee, and safe drinking water during the treks. The cost of Wi-Fi, charging your device and batteries, bottled drinks, snacks, and curios is not included in your package.

There are countless shops that sell all types of the trekking gear in both Kathmandu and Pokhara. Top brands and high-quality gears are available in selected shops.

The kit is best packed in plastic bags inside the duffle bag to ensure dryness.

Bring a spare bag

Bed: Teahouse provide a bed sheet and pillow and can usually offer duvets.

Sleeping bag: lightweight with stuff bag ( ideally rated at - 10oc/ 14of for high altitude nights)

Boots with good treads and ankle support for ling treks, Spare walking shoes, spare laces

Hiking poles and Headtorch

Windproof Jacket

Down jacket ( for high altitude treks)

Thermal underwear on high altitude treks

Socks (thick and thin)

Shirt: 2-3 piece

Long trousers

Tracksuit Layers of warm tops( 2-3 piece)

Rain gear ( top with hood, pants can be useful)

Hat Scarf and gloves ( especially for high altitude treks)

Handkerchiefs and Tissues

Sunglasses ( particularly important for possible snow work)

An additional items Duffle bag and a day pack( plus inner plastic bags for waterproofing)

Sunscreen Toothbrush and paste, razor, Soap, and a face cloth can be useful Small towel (quick drying)

Personal medication and bandages Biodegradable soap and pegs for clothes

Ankle and knee guards

Leech oil to control leeches from May to October

Toilet paper

Book Diary, notebook, pen and pencil

Camera, Batteries, charger, and cards

spare batteries

The short treks need less clothes than longer treks

Camera cards and batteries are only available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We advise carrying a set of camera batteries even if you have a charger. Nepal uses 220 volts through standard European round 2 or Indian round 3 pin plug sockets. Bring an adapter if you need one. Power outages are common everywhere.

Most of the day there is possible to recharge cell phones and camera batteries without cost but some parts of trekking should be paid for recharging your devices.

Most routes have cell phone availability at least near villages. The popular routes are better supplied.

Cards are only available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and at the airstrip village of Juphal in the Dolpo region. We advise you to purchase the SIM card on arrival. NTC and NCL networks are available in Kathmandu, Everest, and Annapurna trails. Dolpo uses the Hullo network. Manaslu currently has poor reception, but landlines are available.

Malaria is prevalent in the lowland  Terai regions from March to September. If you are touring in the Terai during this time it is recommended that you bring prescribed medication. Bring any necessary personal medication with you. Include sunscreen, lip guard and plasters, etc which can buy in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Acute Mountain Sickness is caused by your body’s reaction to a shortage of oxygen. Some people start to feel the effects of altitude sickness from 2800 meters. The symptoms are first noticeable in the brain or lungs and include headache, loss of appetite, nausea, coughing, and fatigue. Admit to the rest of your symptoms, don’t continue climbing higher to sleep. If the condition gets worse while resting, descent to a lower altitude. Rest until you feel better and then continue upwards slowly. Stop your trek not your life if necessary. Tell your guide if you are not feeling well and act on his advice. The prescription drug, Diamox can assist with the prevention of AMS symptoms. It is a diuretic that increases respiratory rate and breathing depth(also urine flow), assisting acclimatization by reducing headaches, nausea, and improving sleep. Take 1/2 a tablet 125mg or 250mg in 12 hours(fingers and feet may tingle, don’t worry)

With the range in altitudes in the Himalayas, weather prediction is notoriously difficult to expect the unexpected. Beautiful days, warm in the sun is followed by colder nights. From 1000-3500m temperatures may be 5o to 20oc, higher up they may be -10o to 20oc and above 5000m -15o to 20oc. Wind chill causes temperatures to plummet. Winter temperatures are commonly 10oc lower. Rain or snow can arrive without warning, throughout the year.

The cities, villages, and trails are everywhere safe. Courtesy and kindness are universal.

Nepal is unique where you could found lowland 75m - 8,848m Mt. Everest in a distance of only 200 km. Nepal is a multi-racial, multi-cultural, and multi-language country. It has also beautiful nature, ice-capped giants of high Himalaya, a lot of waterfalls, unique wildlife and so many species of flora and fauna. Its gentle and friendly people offer visitors a warm and sincere welcome. Nepal is the homeland of the Buddha. It offers so many adventures like a tour, trekking, rafting, jungle safari, paragliding, and boating, etc. So Nepal is a dreamland of people spread all over the world. Snow Bank Adventure wants a chance to design your first trip which will be memorable in your lifetime. We (Snow Bank Adventure) believe in an Eco-friendly nature and request that you join us in our efforts to improve our trekking routes and the environment in every possible way. That’s why we request you not to:- * Do not discard cigarette buds or matches and be very conscious of the dangers of fire. * Drop tissues, sweet papers, packets, or plastic items for correct disposal. Do not throw items into Teahouse fires or ovens, it may be offensive on religious grounds. Do not squat behind bushes or rocks anywhere near a stream. Dig a hole and cover it properly before leaving

Trip Fact

based on 5 reviews
accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu/Tea House during Trek
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Grade: Moderate
Transportation: Car & Flight
Trip Type: Trekking
Activities: Sightseeing & Trekking in Himalaya
Height: 5,357m(Gokiyo Ri)
Trip Duration: 14 Days
Trek Duration: 11 Days

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