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

  • 2020-08-22
  • 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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Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek(updated 2020) 

Introduction of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek

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.

Best time for Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek

Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September – November) has the best time to do trek towards Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake.  In this Spring and Autumn season, the weather is moderately warm and stably which is suitable for Nepal Himalaya Trekking Package. In Winter season (December – February ), most of upper trekking part was covered by snow so most of the trekking packages are very risk able to do trekking in upper part like Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek, Everest High Passes Trek but Everest View Trek is possible in winter season also. During the Summer season (June – August ) is the rainy season so it’s not a good time for trekking in Nepal.

Due to the moderate weather and breathtaking spectacles of the mountains, the Best Time Trek in Nepal is spring (March-May) and Autumn ( September – November ) .

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek Difficulty

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek is not technical trekking package in Everest. Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek is moderate trekking in Nepal. Trekkers can success Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek without any special training if guided by good guide and local trekking company in Nepal. 

The average hours of walking in Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek is five to six hours (5- 6 hours ) per day. Altitude is the most important factor while trekking in Nepal Himalaya Trekking included Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek. The best thing to avoid high altitude is acclimatization for suitable to your body according to altitude. Likewise, another factor is the weather. The weather of Himalaya is always unpredictable so always be aware of the weather and carry a raincoat, waterproof jacket, sleeping bag and down jacket.

Before three/ four-month of starting of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek, engage on a cardio – oriented exercise like cycling, mountain hiking and swimming for preparation of Nepal Himalaya Trekking.

Accommodation and Food in Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Trek is one of the popular trekking regions in Nepal so there are easy accessible accommodation and food. From low budget lodges to luxury lodges is available with hot showers and electric blankets, there are good numbers of teahouses Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek.

There are many teahouses in Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek but these are not luxurious but normal facilities like room, restaurant with wifi and charging stations. Generally, the room has 2/3 beds and mattress hardy gets attached bathroom in teahouses. Normally, Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek’s hotel and restaurant offer Wi-Fi, charging and hot shower, trekkers have to pay extra for it.

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek’s food is available both Nepali foods menu and western cuisines on their menu. The most popular food is Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek are Dal Bhat, pancakes, momo, noodles, Tibetan bread, soups and item.

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek Cost

The overall cost of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek is around USD1600 – USD3000 because of service variation. The Cost of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek has differed from individual, organized or through local trekking company in Nepal and other foreign trekking company.

We suggest to all hikers towards Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek or other Nepal Himalaya Trekking Packages, choose Local Trekking Company in Nepal because it helps to support to develop the economic condition.

Packing List for Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek

Bags:

  • Duffel Bag:  suggested 80-90 L duffle bag for your night & extra luggage which is carried by a porter.
  • Daypack Bag: Suggested a lightweight daypack for your essential things like wallet, passport.
  • Backpack Bag: This type of bag is suggested for independently 45-65 L with waterproof.

Clothing:

  • Trekking Shirt (4 to 5 pairs comfortable trekking shirts both and full sleeves).
  • Trekking Trousers (pair of wind-resistant trekking pants and pairs of shorts).
  • Thermal Layer (pairs of the thermal layer which keep warm in the evening and night).
  •  Fleece Jacket (suggested one lightweight fleece jacket for making warm in lower part).
  • Down Jacket.
  • Waterproof Shell Jacket
  • Comfortable Underwear
  • Footwears
  • Hiking Boots
  • Sandals
  • Hiking Socks
  • Thermal Socks
  • Head Wears:
  • Sun Protection Hat
  • Beanie
  • Buff/Neck Gaiter
  • Outer Gloves for hand.
  • Sleeping Bag
  •  Trekking Poles
  •  Water Bottle
  • Basic Medical Kits
  • UV Protection Sunglasses
  • Headlamp
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Camera extra batteries.
  • Portable Chargers

 Conclusion

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek is one of the best and popular trekking packages in Khumbu region. This Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek 16 Days Itinerary offers the variety diversity from amazing mountain scenery to high altitude turquoise lakes (Gokyo Lake) to the Ngozumpa glacier. We suggest being prepared physically and mentally which is an essential thing while Himalaya Trekking in Nepal. 

Company Profile

Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition P Ltd is an ideal partner when it comes to trekking Packages in Nepal/Nepal Tour Packages or any other any tourism activities in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. The company was established in 2004 AD by individuals who have spent an entire life working as guides, for mountaineers and as well as trekkers. We know exactly what makes or breaks a trek. One of the best things about us is that we focus on client satisfaction. And in order to achieve that, we even allow our clients to make changes to the itinerary. If you’re planning to go on the Nepal Trekking Packages/Nepal Tour Packages, and are looking for a travel service provider, make sure to choose Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition P Ltd. The one thing that is certain is, with us beside you; you can get the best out of the Nepal Trekking Packages/Nepal Tour Packages including Bhutan and Tibet.

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