Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking – Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek Blog

  • 2020-07-03
  • by Amrit Chhetri

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek Blog is giving information about Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Valley , Gokyo Ri and other places which is in on the trail of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek.  Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek blog gives you information about short itinerary of Everest Gokyo Valley /Lakes Trek.

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Introduction of Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking

Why Choose Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking in Nepal for your holidays in Nepal? Gokyo Lake & Everest Base Camp Trek a popular trekking package in Everest Trekking Packages. Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Trek explores amazing places Everest Base Camp 5380 m; Gokyo Ri Valley and oligotrophic lake name Gokyo Lake which is located 4700 m- 5000 m. In Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, trekkers/hikers can get opportunities to see close view of Mt. Everest (world highest peak: 8848m) and furthermore, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo (5483m.) above Gokyo Lake. In Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is not walking in mountain and Himalaya, you will explore Sherpa people culture & their life style followers of Tibet tradition. On the trek, you will visit many monasteries, gompa and mani stone walls.

After landing in Kathmandu airport, if you book your trip with local agency then your local representative will pick up and transfer your hotel. If you do not book your trip, you can book Taxi/Cab from counter & come to your selected hotel. If you book /choose local agency, it would be easier to avoid to search cab/taxi and to find hotel. Another day, you can enjoy historical Kathmandu city tour and preparation trek to discuss guide and if needed anything you can buy or hire like sleeping bags & other things. Another day , we will take amazing flight Kathmandu Lukla but nowadays due to more traffic in morning in Kathmandu airport , some domestic flight are operating Lukla flight from Ramechhap which is far from Kathmandu around 4-5 hours. After landing in Lukla, we do short trek first day towards Phakding around 3-4 hours. Another day after breakfast, we will hike towards Namache Bazar which is known as the gateway of Everest Region. We will take acclimatization in Namche Bazar and explore around Namche Bazar. We follow Dudhkoshi river and some suspension bridge with interacting local people and exploring local culture and their life style. We follow different place like Dole , Machherma, Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri, Thangna Kharka, Dzongla, Gorakhshep, Kala Patthar, Everest Base Camp and back to Lukla.

Himalayan Asia Treks is operating Everest Gokyo Lake Trek from our starting of establishment of company. In Himalayan Asia Treks website , trekkers/hikers can get Everest Gokyo Lake Trek cost, Everest Gokyo Lake Trek information. If you have average physical fitness and eager to see Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri then choose Everest Gokyo Lake Trek .

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Exploring Kathmandu City.
  • Exploring the Everest base camp.
  • Namche Bazar.
  • Trek up to 5545 meter.
  • Trekking route is through Sherpa village.
  • Buddhist culture.
  • Breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and other peaks.
  • Culture and lifestyle of Sherpa people.
  • Gokyo Valley. 
  • Gokyo lakes.
  • Explore Kala Patthar.
  • Flora and Fauna in Sagarmatha national park.

Short Itinerary of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Treks

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02:Flight to Lukla, Trek to Phakding (2610m - 4hrs).
Day 03:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m - 6hrs).Day 04:Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar.
Day 05:Trek to Dole(4045m - 5hrs).
Day 06:Trek to Machherma (4400m - 5hrs).
Day 07:Trek to Gokyo (4800m - 5hrs).
Day 08:Explore Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri(5360m)
Day 09:Trek to Thangna Kharka (5025m - 5hrs).
Day 10:Trek to Dzongla (4830m - 5hrs).
Day 11:Trek Gorakhshep (5160m - 6hrs).
Day 12:Trek to Everest Base Camp(5360m - 5hrs).
Day 13:Trek to Pheriche(4250m) via Kala Patthar(5545m - 6hrs).
Day 14:Trek to Namche Bazar (5 hrs).
Day 15:Trek to Lukla (7 hrs) and overnight.
Day 16:Lukla fly to Kathmandu, End of the trek. Dinner with cultural programme.
Day 17:Departure.

Packing list for Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Hiking Trousers.
  • A lightweight nylon trekking T-Shirts/Shirts/fleece jacket.
  • Down jacket
  • 4-6 pairs undergarment.
  • Waterproof shell jacket and trousers (useful if raining).
  • Headlamp.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen, lip balms. 
  • First Aids medicine: Tylenol for headaches, Diamox for Altitude Sickness.
  • Camera, Memory Cards and Charger or Batteries/power bank.
  • Trekking Poles
  • Buff.
  • Hiking boots & sandal.
  • Extra Cash.
  • Sleeping Bag  (available in Rent in Thamel).
  • Toiletries: Tissue Paper, Toothpaste & brush, Wet wipes.
  • Chocolates
  • Hand Sanitizer.

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Internet in Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek

If you need the access of internet in Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek, the cheapest and easy way is to buy NTC or NCELL  sim in the airport or can easy available around your hotel. If you need only a few time internets, then you can Wifi access from hotel/restaurant but its quite expensive.

When to Trek Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek

Generally, Nepal Trekking Companies are operating high altitude trekking in the spring and autumn season. In these two seasons, weather and temperature are suitable on Nepal Himalaya Trekking.

Spring (Mar-May): The weather is pleasant in this month and many flower blossom especially rhododendron in mountain area and best season for trekking in Nepal.

Autumn: (Sep-Nov): Autumn is one best season for Nepal Himalaya Trekking. In the autumn season, weather and temperature are highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya.  

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