Gokyo Lakes Trek - 17 Days

gokyo lakes trek

‘Gokyo Lake Trek is a scenic trekking adventure to beautiful Gokyo valley and its emerald glacial lakes in the beautiful, scenic and cultural Everest region’

Gokyo Lake Trek

The trek is often considered as an alternative trek to famous Everest Base Camp Trek as it offers less walked trails and still provide adventurers with complete trekking adventure. Gokyo lake trek offers you to witness exceptional mountain views with scenic walk in the shade of towering Mt. Everest.

The Gokyo lakes are located at an altitude of around 5000m and are considered to be among the highest lakes in the world. The lakes hold both cultural (sacred to Hindus and Buddhists) and environmental importance as they are considered as Ramsar site (wetlands). The Gokyo Valley is within the Sagarmatha National Park.

Gokyo Lake Trek Highlights

  • Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest (8848m) along with other mountains in Everest ranges
  • Explore the Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy its biodiversity
  • Visit the Gokyo lakes and hike Gokyo Ri (5360m)
  • Relish the Sherpa culture and traditions
  • Exciting mountain flights with an ever-present view of Everest.

Gokyo Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport (1,340m) and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for the sightseeing tour with time for trek preparations.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,820m) – 30 mins and trek to Phakding (2,635 m) – 4 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) – 6 hrs.
Day 05: At Namche Bazaar rest day with a short hike to support acclimatization.
Day 06: Trek to Khunde (3,800m) and Khumjung village (3,640m) – 4 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dole (4,110m) past Phortse Tenga – 5 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Machherma (4,470m) – 4 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,800m)- 4 hrs.
Day 10: At Gokyo Lake and option for a hike to Gokyo – Ri (5,357m).
Day 11: Walk to Na (4,760m) – 3/4 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Phortse village (3,880m) – 4 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery (3,867m) past Pangboche – 6 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Monjo (2,825m) via Namche Bazaar – 6 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Lukla – 4 hrs.
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel with the free afternoon.
Day 17: International departure for homeward bound.

Internal Flight Delays
Due to the geographical diversity and unpredictable climate in the Himalayas, the internal flights are often delayed or cancelled. Weather conditions like heavy rainfall, storms, or fog can disrupt the flights. So, it is wise to spare an extra day or two as buffer days, in case of flight delays and cancellations. Likewise, it is also necessary to note that the weather conditions are great during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. If you have enough time, you can also choose road transportation in such cases.

Overview

 

Everest Gokyo Valley Trek, an adventure of two-week duration where you can enjoy the breathtaking panorama of world four highest mountains with number one Everest, 4 the Mt. Lhotse with 6th the high Mt. Cho-Oyu and 5th highest Mt. Makalu with an array of adjoining peaks.

On Everest Gokyo Valley Trek leads you away from the main flow of trekkers avoiding the busy Everest base camp trail, as our route takes you to the hidden and enclosed valley of beautiful Gokyo with its simmering glacial lakes surrounded by high mountains.

An adventure to Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking where all types of people and age-group can join in this marvellous walks, the program and itinerary that we have designed with enough times for trekkers to enjoy views and explore local Sherpa culture of great interest.

Everest Gokyo Valley trekking begins with a panoramic short flight to Lukla, where walk leads you on the main scenic trail within Dudh Kosi River gorge visiting nice Sherpa villages with rows of prayer Mani walls to reach high and famous Namche Bazaar.

At Namche with a rest day to support acclimatization on this scenic large village-town with all kinds of facilities that you can explore where every week on Saturday a colourful and busy market takes place. From Namche heading towards quiet and sleepy villages of Khunde and Khumjung and then on quiet off the beaten trail towards beautiful Gokyo valley, once a Yak grazing summer pasture due to its beautiful location, where trekking is famous and popular around Gokyo after Everest base camp.

Slowly on leaving green tree lines to reach at the arid and mountainous country at Gokyo with its beautiful glacial lakes, at Gokyo with ample to merge with its beautiful surrounding and climb on top Gokyo-Ri for an awesome panorama of world’s highest mountains.

After Gokyo return journey leads on quiet areas of Phortse village to reach scenic Thyangboche and its interesting monastery surrounded by an array of peaks with magnificent Amadablam and Everest. With enjoyable time at Thyangboche and visit of the monastery on the downhill walk to Lukla for short scenic flight back to Kathmandu after a most wonderful experience and adventure on Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking.

Day 1
On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.

Landing at Trivhuban international airport, where your guide or staff receives you for short drive to your respective hotels in the Kathmandu.

After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with other group member of Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking, where your tour operator will short brief you with useful information regarding the treks, about hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts.

Day 2
At Kathmandu with options for tour with time for trek preparations.

At Kathmandu as free day where one can join in our interesting sightseeing tour as options, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal steeped with historical and religious monuments of world heritage sites. Afternoon at leisure and preparation for Everest Gokyo Valley trekking, starting next early morning with flight to land at Lukla.

Day 3
Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins) and trek to Phakding 2,635 m - 04 hrs.

As per your flight time for Lukla, usually happens early morning where short drive takes you Kathmandu airport, after checking in at respective airlines counter with security then board in a small aircraft for scenic short of 30 minutes to land at Lukla small airstrip. During air grand panorama of Himalayan peaks with Everest and Makalu at close distance as plane heads to runway to stop at parking area at Tenzing and Hillary airport in Lukla. With time here for refreshing stops and then walk starts accompanied by our native guide and porters, beginning with pleasant start on downhill past Lukla town to reach at Dudh Kosi River valley with Sherpa farm villages as our route leads further encountering prayer walls and spinning bells to reach at our first overnight stop at Phakding village.

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m 05 - 06 hrs.

Our second day walk is quite long due to increase in heights as morning starts beyond Phakding entering a river gorge crossing over a bridge to reach a nice lovely village at Monjo with views of Thermasarkhu peaks. From here short descend to enter at Sagarmatha National Park, where all trekkers have to obtain National Park permits, as TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) pre-obtained in Kathmandu. Sagarmatha, a Nepalese name for Everest, where local Sherpa of Tibetan origin languages calls Chomlungma in both words means Great Mother.

From here crossing over a bridge to reach at Jorsalle the last village before climb to Namche Bazaar, at Jorsalle for possible lunch stops and then walks leads towards river banks into lovely woodland of pines and rhododendron after crossing a last high suspension bridge with gradual climb on winding road facing views of Kongde-Kusum Khanguru with Everest and Lhotse to reach at famous Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar located at 3,440 m high with amphitheatre landscapes adorned with number of well built houses serving as hotels, lodge and resorts.

At Namche for overnight stops with grand views of Kongde and Thermasarkhu peaks and time for short walks around its streets lines with well stocked shops and stores and many restaurants and fresh bakeries.

Day 5
At Namche Bazaar rest day with short hike to support acclimatization.

At Namche Bazaar for rest day to support with acclimatization at this right altitude of above 3,000 m high, on this day taking a short hike to Everest View Hotel above Namche Bazaar, the first Porsche hotels or resort of Khumbu area. Offers grand views of Everest and Amadablam peaks with other adjoining peaks within beautiful green woodland of tall rhododendron and silver fir trees. Other options will be walking high above Namche at Park Museum area facing mighty views of Everest, Lhotse and stunning looking Amadablam peaks, with time to visit the museum of great interest with full information of the Khumbu areas for Sherpa culture and history.

Day 6
Trek to Khunde 3,800 m and Khumjung village 3,640 m - 04 hrs.

After pleasant and refreshing overnights in Namche Bazaar, today a short day walks which helps you to acclimatize better along with glorious mountain panorama, as morning walk leads to a steep climb for an hour to reach on a ridge at Syangboche with an old small airstrip.

From Syangboche enjoy bird’s eye views of Namche Bazaar with sweeping panorama of high Peaks, and then our route leads to gradual up to reach a scenic valley where Khunde and Khumjung villages located.

At Khunde visit its only hospital of Khumbu built by late Edmund Hillary and Himalayan Trust Foundation, after an interesting information of the area walk downhill to Khumjung for Overnight stops. At Khumjung tour of its old monastery believed to be of more than 500 years old, where you can witness a scalp believed to be of Yeti, rest of the afternoon free to marvel the close views of Khumbila peak (the patron God of Khumbu Sherpa) with Amadablam and Everest.

Day 7
Trek to Dole 4,110 m past Phortse Tenga - 05 hrs.

From Khumjung morning a gradual scenic walks near the trail of Namche and Thyangboche where our route diverts heading for a climb for few hours to reach a high hill and a scenic ridge at Mong facing superb views of Everest with magnificent Amadablam. After short refreshing break walk downhill within cool shade of woodland to reach at Phortse Tenga a village in the shade of Dudh Kosi River valley, and the a slow climb takes you to overnight stop at Dole, a small quiet spot with few nice lodges to stay.

Day 8
Trek to Machherma 4,470 m - 04 hrs.

Morning walk leads to much higher on leaving the tree lines for alpine short bushes and shrubs of juniper and Burberry, a short climb atop Dole then on nice pleasant scenic trails above Dudh- Kosi River to reach a hill above Machherma facing views of Mt. Cho-Oyu towards north, enjoying views as walk leads downhill to a valley where a nice settlement of Machherma situated for overnight and lunch stop.

Day 9
Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,800 m- 04 hrs.

Today a short walk like previous day, but with much scenic views on morning trek to reach our main highlight of the adventure, where walk leads to a short climb with views of Cholatse and Cho-Oyu peaks as our route leads past summer settlement and pasture fields of Yaks. A steep short up to reach at first lake and then on gradual path to reach at second and then Toward the main third Lake of Gokyo, also called Dudh Kund considered as holy glacial pond by Hindu and Buddhist followers, where most of nice lodges situated nearby the lake with stunning views of high Mt. Cho-Oyu.

Day 10
At Gokyo Lake with hike to high scenic Gokyo-Ri 5,357 m.

A wonderful spot for rest day where you can enjoy views of surrounding high mountains that Reflects on its glacial lake, early morning before breakfast climb up for few hours to high and Steep uphill to reach on top Gokyo-Ri, the highest point of the adventure at 5,357 m rewards you with super panorama of world’s four high mountain range from 6 th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu, number one Mt. Everest, 4 th highest Mt. Lhotse with 5 th high Mt. Makalu lined with array of peaks. After a fabulous moment with breathtaking panorama and sunrise views descend back to Gokyo with rest of the afternoon free at leisure to marvel the stunning surrounding views.

Day 11
Walk to Na 4,760 m or further of short day walks of 3-4 hours.

A leisure and short morning walk on leaving Gokyo third main lake heading towards east near the end of Ngozumba glacier, as walks leads past 2 nd , and first lake to reach a small settlement of Na, depending upon the availability of good lodge, walking further around quiet place with few good lodges to stay for overnight stops.

Day 12
Trek to Phortse village 3,880 m - 04 hrs.

From this small settlement with few lodges, morning walk leads on a wide path above Dudh- Kosi River on downhill reaching back into woodland at quiet and sleepy village Phortse, a moderate size village for lunch and overnight stop, with time to explore this nice and quiet interesting village.

Day 13
Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m past Pangboche-06 hrs.

After Phortse walk leads to short climb on a rocky ridge path facing views of Thyangboche Monastery, as walk progress reaching higher village of Pangboche with an old monastery, probably with lunch stop. After Pangboche downhill to reach a bridge over Imjatse River where walk takes you to a climb into cool shade of forest and then reaching a small plateau at Thyangboche with amazing panorama of mountains with Everest in views.

At Thyangboche visit its colorful and impressive monastery and witness the priest-Lama and monks actives on prayer with grand surrounding of tall trees and mountains. Thyangboche a scenic and beautiful spot where once a year in the month of mid October or November a festival is held called Mani-Rimdu, where you can observe monks adorned on different deity masks wading evil spirits.

Day 14
Trek to Monjo 2,875 m via Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs.

Morning walk leads on easy downhill to cross a bridge over Imjatse River, where walk leads to a steep climb for short while and then walk towards Namche Bazaar, where long descend leads you at the confluence of Imajatse and Bhote Kosi rivers that makes and joins to Dudh Kosi River. A pleasant walk leads to Jorsalle with last short steep climb to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, after passing the area reaching at nice and lovely village at Monjo for overnight stops.

Day 15
Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs afternoon free at leisure.

Our last walking day of the adventure, where walk follows Dudh Kosi River all the way to Phakding village and then heading towards Ghat and Tade-Kosi small areas with last climb to reach the main gate of Lukla. After a final climb of the journey rest of the walk is easy going through Lukla town and its markets place to our overnight stop in a nice lodge at Lukla, with time in the afternoon for short

walks.

Day 16
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with free afternoon.

As per our normal morning flight schedule for Kathmandu, transfer to Tenzing and Hillary Airport terminal and then board in respective airlines plane for sweeping and panoramic flight back to Kathmandu, overlooking tremendous views of mountains as our air journey ends at Kathmandu airport. After checking out then transfer back to your respective hotels with time in the afternoon for leisure moments and individual activities.

Day 18
International departure for home ward bound.

After a wonderful time in Nepal with amazing time in high Himalayan mountains enjoying walks on Everest Gokyo Valley Trek, last day in the country of awesome adventures where our staff and guide transfers you to the airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.

Service Included

  • Arrival airport pick-up transfer to the hotel
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program
  • 3 Nights at 3-star standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with one tour guide.
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax, and domestic airport transfer
  • Teahouse/Mountain Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Tea or Coffee) during the trek /cost of a guide (government certified experienced, fluent English speaker, first aid and eco trained).
  • Porter’s cost (one porter for every two members in a group)
  • Everest trekking permit/Sagarmatha National Park fee
  • All Government and Local body taxes as applicable
  • 4-night will provide an attached bathroom with the hot shower during the trek
  • Purified drinking water while on a trek
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bags (upon request)/duffle bag and a T-shirt (as a souvenir)
  • Group medical Kit Box (Diamox and other first-aid medicine carried by a guide)
  • An hour trekker's massages upon accomplishing the trek
  • Farewell dinner with official staff(HNA)
  • Adventure certificate (after completion of the trek)
  • Final departure transfer to the airport

Service Not Included

  • International Airfare/Nepal Visa
  • Monument fees sightseeing place in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome/farewell dinner
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)
  • additional hot drinks /bottled drinks/boiled and mineral water
  • Electronic device re-charge/Hot shower/Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew
  • Anything not mentioned in 'Service included' section

Meals and Accommodations:

In major cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will get multiple options to choose from, from cheap lodges to extravagant 5 stars hotels. Likewise, you will also get to choose from a wide range of cuisines while in the major cities. However, once you move away from the cities, the options for meals and accommodations in Nepal will become limited. During the treks, the best accommodations available are lodges and teahouses. They provide basic facilities for dining and lodging. These places mostly serve traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhat Tarkari” (rice, pulses, and vegetables). Similarly, there are several other food varieties like Momo, Thukpa, and Thakali food available across Nepal.

Banking, ATM’s, and Money in Nepal:

Nepalese Rupees is the official currency of Nepal. The banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 whereas coins of 1 and 2 are available in Nepal.
While travelling to Nepal, banking and money exchange are not a huge deal in big cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu. When you head to rural areas, the availability of banks, ATMs, and money exchange booths becomes fairly scarce. So, it best to withdraw enough cash and exchange the currency at major cities.

You can also exchange foreign currencies into Nepali Rupees at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You need to be updated about the exchange rates which are available at the official website of Neal Rastra Bank at https://www.nrb.org.np/fxmexchangerate.php.

Sightseeing Tour:

We will brief you about your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and trekking and we will be giving you information file, and importantly introduced with your tour/trekking guide.

Trekking Crews:

You will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who has to acknowledge about responsible tourism flew of areas and eco-friendly tourism
We also provide an assistant guide (call is Sherpa) if you’re on the group 4-5 people, who are ready to help you with every your situation. Also provide one porter is every two members of the group, and he will be carrying bag pack not more than 25kg. We get our crews’ life get insured.

Documentation:

After your trip is over, we will provide you (HNA) adventure certificate =region.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of minimum 2-10 people. In case you want to travel alone, please do not hesitate to write back to us. We will plan consequently. In the case in your group more than ten people, please let us know so that we can make advance require and improvise plans and itinerary.

Acclimatization:

Trekking on the Everest Region much difficult as it is even more technical. We give you special priority to its technical sides for as well. For this, we have planned an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know a particular location where you need to stay for rest to acclimatize, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly pace study and so on. In case you get AMS, we have to crews who know how to deal with, it effectively and smartly.

Altitude Sickness:

While trekking in Nepal is extremely satisfying, altitude sickness might get a better hold of you at times. The air pressure and oxygen concentration decrease the higher you travel. As such, altitude sickness is an illness that a human body suffers from due to these reasons. The symptoms of the sickness include lack of appetite, nausea, weakness, lightheartedness, sleep disturbance, tiredness, and headache. These symptoms generally appear when moving upwards of the height 2,400 meters from the sea level.

You can adopt different measures to avoid altitude sickness like a walk with a slow and steady pace, avoid smoking, and stop at different stations to acclimatize. Before beginning your trek, make sure you have a first aid kit with ibuprofen or paracetamol and Diamox. If anyone falls victim to altitude sickness, it is necessary to inform the trip leader and descend to a lower altitude. In extreme cases, it might also be necessary to perform Heli rescue and emergency evacuations.

Travel Insurance:

Accidents can happen anywhere so, it is recommended for all the tourists to get travel insurance before visiting Nepal. Depending upon the insurance policy and the company, the insurance will look after tragic like theft, loss or accidental damage of gears and other belongings, baggage, and medical emergencies. Likewise, the insurance should also include helicopter evacuation and any kinds of mishaps that might occur during adventure sporting like bungee jumping, rafting, and zip-lining. No one is capable of foreseeing the accidents, but each individual can by themselves an insurance policy to lessen the effects of the accident.

Internet and Communication:

It is quite easy to access the Internet in Nepal. Using Wi-Fi is a widely used way to communicate and use the Internet. Wi-Fi is easily available in major cities and even in some remote destinations. When trekking to remote locations, Wi-Fi might not always be available; so, using cellular data is the best way to communicate over the Internet. You can buy a Sim-card in Nepal at a reasonable price which allows you to make an international call. Also, you can use mobile data while you are in the areas without Wi-Fi. Telephone, Fax, and newspapers are few other forms of communication in Nepal.

Pre-respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please consult your physician Please keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy
• Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other
• Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide

Popular Destinations to Visit:

There are numerous travel destinations in Nepal; each with a unique identity and story of its own. Kathmandu is one of such destinations, with dozens of sightseeing to do, eateries to try out, and handicrafts to shop. Next up is Pokhara which enchants its visitors with its serene lakes and the enthralling views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Fishtail ranges. Similarly, Lumbini, Chitwan, Bandipur, and Palpa are few other destinations which are ripe for tours and leisurely vacations. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are two of the most popular destinations for jungle safari and wildlife exploration.

As of adventure sports, Kathmandu and Pokhara offer plenty of choices including rafting, bungee jumping, zip-lining, and paragliding. Likewise, the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions stand out as the prominent destinations for treks, peak climbing trips, and expeditions.

Things to do in Nepal:

The nation is considered to be a paradise for trekkers and grants an exciting number of choices. On these treks, you will witness the grand views of the Himalayas and cultural prosperity of the ethnic communities along the trails. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek are two of the most popular treks in Nepal.

For those who are not satisfied with just gazing up to the mountains, you can go for a mountaineering expedition and peak climbing. While expeditions take you to mountains above the height of 6,500 meters, the destinations of peak climbing trips are low-lying peaks which can be summited even by amateurs. Everest (8848m), Annapurna (8091m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) are popular expedition sites whereas Island Peak (6189m), Mera Peak (6476m), and Pisang Peak (6091m) are the notable peak climbing destinations.

Short tours and sightseeing in Nepal are also quite popular among travellers in Nepal. Likewise, adventure sports like rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing, zip-lining, and mountain biking are also among the things that can be done in Nepal.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal:

The country lies on the temperate zone and has four distinct climates: spring, summer (with monsoon), autumn, and winter. Normally, the best time to trek in Nepal is during March-May (spring) when the skies are clear, trails are filled blooming flora, and the temperature is just the right.

Another appropriate season is mid-September to November (autumn), during which the temperature is moderate, skies are clear, and mountain views are stunning. The summer season (June – August) is occupied by heavy rainfall increasing the chances of landslides in the hills, while the winter season brings in harsh weather conditions and extreme cold. However, there are treks which can be done during winter and monsoon as well.

Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang regions lie in the rain-shadow area so, they are ideal trek destinations during monsoon. Likewise, easy and low-altitude treks like Ghorepani Poonhill and Tamang Heritage Trek are perfect during the winter season.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions or Queries):

When can I book for Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking?

Depending upon your time and duration for the trek you can book this trip at least 2-3
weeks ahead from our departure dates for the trek, with advance payment as per the
norms and rules of the company. Make sure that you have checked your medical and physical fitness before signing the trip and as well purchasing medical and travel insurance which is very important for this kind of adventurous treks in Nepal Himalaya.

How many people will be in the group?

From the minimum 3-4 person in the group with a maximum of 10-15 persons in the group, in
some cases we do allow booking for a single person as well, running independently at extra
cost than in groups.

How is the weather in Everest Gokyo Valley Trekking?

As per the season wise, where the best time is from March to May when most of the day is
clear with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depends upon altitude wise and
areas. Where most of the morning till mid-days clears for views and walks, sometimes
afternoon can get overcast with chances of light rains and snow.
March to May will be lively with wild-flowers in full bloom especially various species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees too short bushes.

How are the lodge and Tea-House on Treks?

Tea-House the word used in early days when there were smaller numbers of lodges on
route trekking, at present each village has more than 10 to 20 good lodges with pleasant rooms accommodations, serving excellent food menus as per the season wise.
Higher above 3,000 m the lodges are good but due to freezing cold temperatures in
night and morning time where they have toilets on the outside, with some inside as
common bathrooms and restrooms. All rooms and dining with warm heating and cozy facilities to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable.

Are there electricity and network for cell-phones?

Most of the places do have electricity on route trekking run by hydro-power after
Namche and Thyangboche, where much of electric supply are private and individual of
the lodge owners with sun / solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as
well for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones.
Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above
Dingboche and some areas due to high peaks and hills, the networks are disturbed in deep areas like around river gorge areas. At present nearly all people in Nepal including remote villages do have assist to cell-phones with fine network connection only in bad weather the line can be broken, otherwise it is fine in working order.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and
medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical
where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for
Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.
For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an
extra guide to take care of sick clients till he/she recovers on route treks or help them
to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Kathmandu.

What to expect on this journey?

Scenic views of world highest mountains with Everest-Lhotse with world 6 the highest
Mt. Cho-Oyu and 5th high Mt. Makalu also includes magnificent peaks of Amadablam, Kangtenga with other lesser mountains, where walk leads you around Buddhist country
interwoven with old traditional life and custom similar to Tibetans. Visiting lovely Sherpa
villages and encountering many prayer walls and spinning bells on walks with the visit of its
interesting colorful painted monasteries.

Who are Sherpa people?

Sherpa a tribe of Himalaya spread out throughout Nepal and in Northern India as well,
where most are concentrated in Solu and Khumbu district of Mid-East Nepal a Tibetan
origin, in Tibetan language Sher means East and pa for people. Meaning East People of Tibet migrated to Nepal more than past 500 years of history, Sherpa men are the pioneer in mountaineering and guiding on treks and mountains, they are born mountaineers, where history shows late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa who first conquered Mt. Everest on May 29th 1953 with British Expeditions. At present many mountaineering expeditions are fully depended on Sherpa climbers to leads the climb to various mountains summit around Himalaya.

Checklist for all season:

  1. Travel document: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and a passport-sized photo.
  2. Hand Sanitizer
  3. Reading/Writing materials
  4. Binoculars
  5. Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
  6. First-aid kit (containing lip balm, aspirin/ paracetamol, Band-Aid, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenge, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or Ciprofloxacin, antibiotic  for Giardia, Diamox and any extra prescription drugs you are currently taking)
  7. Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit, candies, and snack foods
  8. Money-Cash
  9. Swiss Army Knife
  10. Sleeping Bag
  11. Lightweight towel
  12. Swimsuit
  13. Toiletries (quick drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clipper, face, and body moisturizer, feminine, hygiene products, small mirror
  14. Day pack (with waist straps)
  15. Alarm clock and torch/flashlight/headlamp
  16. Lighter
  17. Insect repellent
  18. Ear plugs and eye mask
  19. Small padlock
  20. Refillable water bottle
  21. Sun hat Sunglasses, Scarf
  22. Bag Liner
  23. Sewing kit
  24. Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
  25. Running shoes or sandals
  26. Comfortable walking shoes
  27. Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
  28. Lightweight thermal gloves
  29. Underwear and shorts
  30. T-Shirt 2 Or 3
  31. Long sleep shirt
  32. Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
  33. Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)

 

 

Special Checklist for winter and High Altitude

 

  1. Layered clothing /Thermals and extra warm clothing during winter (December-March)

 

  • 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Fleece Or wool trouser/pants
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens-wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
  • A four-season sleeping bag/sleep sheet Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Gaiter (optional)

 

Special Checklist for summer

 

  • Lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece
  • Umbrella/waterproof jacket and trousers (May—September)
  • Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
  • Water bottle

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Gokyo Lakes Trek
8% Off
From $ 1,700.00 $ 1,570.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • Domestic Airline
  • Moderate to Adventurous
  • On top Gokyo-Ri view point 5,357 high.
  • Min 2 - Max 10
  • September- December, March-May
  • 13 Nights and 14 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
  • Tea House(On Hotel and lodges)

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