Gokyo trek

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 14+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5357 meters
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Experience spectacular Himalayan giants throughout the trail
  • Watch incredible view of the ice ridge between Mt. Cho Oyu and Gyachung
  • Explore Amazing Gokyo Lake.
  • Climb the Gokyo Peak and view the Amazing world largest Glacier, Nogzumba Glacier
A spectacular Himalayan experience for adventure seekers, the Everest - Gokyo Lake is a renowned trek in the upper reaches of the Khumbu Valley. The Gokyo Lake trek is famous for the beautiful Himalayan scenery it offers, including many spectacular Himalayan giants overlooking the trekking trail and the biggest glaciers of Nepal, one of which is the Gokyo lake itself. The trek offers amazing views of Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain peak in the world. This trekking trail is an alternative to the standard Everest Base Camp Trek. One highlight of this trek is the incredible view of the ice ridge between Mt. Cho Oyu and Gyachung.

The trekking trail has you walking through the natural habitat of Himalayan wildlife. Sagarmatha National Park, listed as a world heritage site, encompasses almost the entire Everest region, offers spectacular views of the high mountains, and is home to several different species of rare Himalayan flora and fauna, including musk deer, mountain goats, colorful pheasant, monal, and danfe - the national bird of Nepal. Endangered Himalayan species such as the beautiful red panda and the elusive snow leopard are also found here. Pine and birch trees are common, as well as colorful rhododendron flowers welcoming you with their bright red hue.

Several Buddhist monasteries are located in the lower Khumbu region. These add a religious and cultural nugget to your Himalayan adventure. During the trek, you’ll get to visit the land of the Sherpa, where you’ll find their hospitality as grand as the mountains themselves.
5 - Excellent
Based on 76 reviews
  • Kendall
  • From USA
  • On May 22 2017
5 - Excellent
Kendall's review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
“Incredible trip and adventure! Definitely once in a lifetime experience with breathtaking views. It was tough but so rewarding and I met so many great trekkers from all over the world. DO IT!”
  • Christian
  • From Germany
  • On Dec 30 2017
5 - Excellent
Christian's review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
“Der Annapurna Base Camp Trek in nur 7 Tagen ist etwas fr alle, die wenig Zeit haben und trotzdem in den Genuss der wunderschnen Landschaft auf dem Weg zum Annapurna Basislager kommen mchten. Die Menschen und die atemberaubenden Aussichten machen diesen Trek zu etwas ganz besonderem. Die Bewohner der Gegend, sind wie fast alle Nepalesen die man trifft, unheimlich herzlich und gastfreundlich. Der Hhepunkt dieses Treks ist natrlich das Annapurna Basislager. Es gibt vermutlich nicht viele Mglichkeiten innerhalb von vier Tagen einem 8000er gegenberzustehen. Wahrscheinlich ist dieser Trek die schnste davon.”
  • Anonymous
  • From USA
  • On Jan 09 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
“Fine itinerary for the Everest Base camp Trek, Cold at the top with speed wind during end end of December.”
  • Day 1: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & Trek to Phakding
  • Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,535m)
  • Day 3: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 4: Trek to Phorste thanga
  • Day 5: Trek from Phorste Thanga to Machhermo (4,470m)
  • Day 6: Trek form Machherma to Gokyo (4,790m)
  • Day 7: Explore Around Gokyo lakes.
  • Day 8: Trek back to Dole
  • Day 9: Trek to Khumjung village
  • Day 10: Trek back to Lukla
  • Day 11: Take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle .
  • All your stander Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and a cup of tea or coffee during the breakfast only.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, government license holder Guide from Lukla to Lukla his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine.
  • Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu.
  • National Park permits.
  • TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse
  • Equpment like sleeping bag, Down Jacket, Duffle bags if you do not have your own, ( refundable )
  • Seasonal Fruits.
  • Normal Medial kits with pulse oximeter.
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Heli returns to Lukla
  • Food and hotel in kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance. (compulsory)
  • International air fare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Porter / Carrier
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

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