Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek FAQ
How difficult is Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek?
There are several marked trails in the Khumbu Sherpa Valley of the Everest region. Depending on the popularity, duration, and difficulty level, hikers have several options to choose from. The most popular trekking routes are Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days, Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek, Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek via Cho La Pass, Everest Base Camp Trek return by Helicopter and Everest Three High Passes Trek. Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek ( Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek) is one of the easiest treks, and we highly recommend it to those looking for adequate scenic beauty on an easy hike. Himalayan Asia Treks has designed the trek itinerary so that hikers enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Everest and other high Himalayan peaks. From the top of Gokyo Ri and at the same time savor the exquisite beauty of the Gokyo Valley, Sherpa villages, and the greater Khumbu Valley. The only challenging factor on this trek is walking days on uneven terrains for several hours each day and a little exposure to altitude. Otherwise, the trek is moderate and a pleasant walk.
What is the best time for the trek of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek?
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek is best-done pre-monsoon season, i.e., from March to May, and post-monsoon season, i.e., from late September to December. Of course, it is also possible to do this trek in February and early September, but the trek is best preferred during the above months. For detailed information about Best Time Trek in Nepal (Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek), please visit our page: Best Time for Trekking in Nepal.
What will happen if my trip is canceled?
Himalayan Asia Treks offers a lifetime deposit policy which allows you the flexibility to transfer your deposit to anyone or any other trip. However, if you wish to cancel your booked trips, certain cancelation charges apply. Would you please visit our booking terms and conditions for detailed information?
Guide and Porters in Everest Base Camp Gokyo lake Trek
You will be guided by our experienced trek leaders who have been to the base camp and back multiple times for years. All our guides are locals who communicate very well in English and acquire deep knowledge of the mountain, people, culture, health, hygiene, and most importantly, your safety.
Accommodation of Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek?
After a long day’s hike, a relaxing night of comfortable sleep is very much crucial for the next day’s walk. Keeping your comfort into account, we make sure to book the best lodge with two beds in each room and western toilet facilities wherever available. Usually, the beds are clean and comfortable with an electric blanket (upon availability) and an attached bathroom for most nights. The room’s temperature is generally maintained at 10-12°C.
What kinds of food during Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek?
You will enjoy three hearty meals each day. Generally, you will have your breakfast and dinner at the same lodge you will be staying. Lunch will be provided at tea houses or small restaurants along the trail. The meals contain fresh fruits and organic ingredients sourced from Kathmandu or local villages throughout the trek. The meals include a balanced diet of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats designed by the nutritionist. The chefs are trained in hygienic food preparation. If needed, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets can be arranged with prior notice.
• Rice item: veg fried rice, egg fried rice, mixed fried rice, dal-bhat
• Noodle item: vegetable fried noodle, mixed fried noodle
• Potato item: chips, fried potato, hash brown potato, veg fried potato, boiled potato
• Burger: veg burger, chicken burger, veg sandwich, chicken sandwich
• Pasta: spaghetti tomato sauce, macaroni cheese sauce
• Pizza: veg pizza, tomato cheese pizza, chicken pizza, mushroom pizza
• Momo (Nepali Dumplings): veg momo, chicken momo
• Meat item: chicken sizzler, chicken stake, yak stake
• Dessert: apple pie, chocolate cake, carrot cake, apple fritter, canned fruit
• Beverage: black tea, milk tea, ginger lemon honey tea, lemon tea, hot lemon with honey, black coffee, milk coffee, hot chocolate
Should I need any experience of hiking /trekking for Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek?
Are you trained or going to attend some training soon? If you aren’t already prepared for taking up adventurous trekking in the Everest region of Nepal, we recommend you train yourself well ahead of time. Although this is comparatively an easy trek, you are prone to facing discomforts during the trek if you are new to the trekking world. If you aren’t trained and also a new hiker, we do not take your last-minute booking for security reasons. Our mountain experts need at least three months to counsel, guide, train, and prepare you for this climb. The bottom line is – even if you do not have any experience of trekking, you can still do this trek, considering that you contact us at least three months before you want to begin trekking.