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5360 Renjo La Pass
Activities
  • 11 days trek
Best Season
  • Automn
  • Spring
Meals
  • 10 Dinners
  • 10 Lunchs
  • 11 Breakfasts
Accommodation
  • 10 nights in Lodge
Transportation
  • Domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM)

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Gokyo Lakes Trek Overview

Trekking Nepalese himalayas has long been one of the biggest coveted pursuit. Trekking as an adventure has been a favored activity and is well rewarding in the himalayan nation of Nepal. The northern himalayan belt spans 850 kilometers with over 600 mountains residing at the border with Tibet. These Himalayan mountains have formed bowled shaped valleys in between them. The glacial remains flowing down from these mountains have created numerous lakes ranging from east to the west of Nepal. Gokyo Lake in Everest region is one of such pristine turquoise lakes nestled in the north western reach of Solukhumbu district. Gokyo Lakes Trek is the second most popular trekking journey after the Everest base camp trek in the land of Sherpas.

Highlight of Gokyo Lakes Trek

  • Tenzing Hillary lukla airport, one of the Adventurous flights
  • Many Buddhist Mane stone walls, Stupas, Matra written stone and Monasteries
  • Sagarmatha National park entry point Jorsalle
  • Experience Sherpa style life style, their culture, festival
  • Sherpa capital Namche Bazar,
  • A attractive view point Everest View Hotel, the finest Himalayas view
  • One of the beautiful Khumjung , and Khunde village
  • A nice spot Mong la Danda, the best Himalayas views.
  • Wild animals, birds, flowers, many suspension bridge etc.
  • A highest point of this Gokyo Ri 5330m, the greatest The highest mountain view of Mount Everest 8848.86m, Lhotse 8516m, Makalu 8481m, Cho Oyu 8201m and other Himalayas views such as Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Konde, Lobuche etc.
  • Exploring The beautiful ice lake 1st to, 6th Gokyo lakes
  • One of the biggest Ngozumba glaciers
  • Renjola pass 5360m, one of the popular and adventure pass in Everest region
  • The oldest Thame Monastery

Gokyo Lakes Trek Details

Gokyo Lakes Trek might just be for you If you have already been to the base of mighty Mt.Everest(8848.86m) and looking for your next endeavor,  Unveiling the hidden land mass of Everest region sits remotely located pristine Gokyo lakes that includes 6 oligotrophic lakes:  Gokyo Cho (Dudh Pokhari), Thonak Cho, Gyazumpa Cho, Tanjung Cho, Ngojumba Cho, and Kyajumba Cho. These lakes which reside beside one another are all formed by the glacial moraines of Everest mountain ranges. 

The highlight of the trip is undoubtedly the chain of six turquoise, glacial-fed Gokyo Lakes. Situated at an elevation of around 5000 meters, these lakes represent the highest freshwater lake system in the world. The trek also includes an ascent of Gokyo Ri (5,357m), which provides a 360-degree panorama of the Himalayas. The serene atmosphere and ambiance portrayed by these lakes blended with geological amazement of Everest mountains makes this trek in Nepal a wholesome adventure.

What stands out about this Gokyo Lakes trek itinerary is its additional offerings which lets you set foot on top of Renjo La Pass(5345 meters) and Gokyo Ri(5330m). The views that follow upon your arrival at these two popular vantage points are surreal and enigmatic. You will find yourself surrounded by a series of Everest mountains including: Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyo (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Gyachung Kang (7922m), and others from both Gokyo Ri and Renjo La Pass. Along the traverse, you will encounter a series of natural amazement, biodiversity, cultural practices and memoirs that lasts an eternity.

Trekking to Gokyo Lakes in Solukhumbu district boasts an array of natural treasures, including towering peaks, expansive pasturelands, rugged mountains, picturesque villages, dense forests, meandering white-water rivers, and a delightful weather pattern. As a Himalayan district abundant in biodiversity, Sagarmatha National Park was established on July 19, 1976 with the primary objective of safeguarding the local ecosystem. A significant portion of Solukhumbu district is enveloped by the national park, serving as a sanctuary for various rare bird and animal species. Notably, the elusive Himalayan tahr has been observed in multiple areas within the park, alongside sightings of Snow Leopard, Golden Eagle, Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer, Ghoral and more. There is an entry point of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo (Day 2).

Gokyo Lakes Trek Route

The Gokyo Lakes Trek route begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi river to Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town. From Namche, the route diverges from the classic Everest Base Camp trail, heading west towards Dole and Machermo before reaching the Gokyo Lakes.

After exploring the Gokyo Lakes and summiting Gokyo Ri, After exploring the Gokyo Lakes and summiting Gokyo Ri 5330m, trekkers explore the Ngozumpa Glacier (the largest glacier in Nepal) before starting their return journey. Trekkers have the two alternatives to choose for the return journey. You can either start your direct descent for the return journey via Dole.

Or, you have the option to take another adventurous hike to Renjo La Pass 5360m and descend towards Lungdhen and Thame. From Lungdhen the trail culminates with the classic Everest Base Camp Trek trail to reach Namche Bazaar, Lukla and back to Kathmandu in the following days. The Route to Gokyo Lake traverses through Sherpa villages all along. Hence, you will have opportunity to immerse in the typical Sherpa walk of like during the trekking days.

Points of Attractions in Gokyo Lakes Trek

The best thing about Gokyo Valley trekking is the diverse offerings that this endeavor bestows. From Day 1 you will be hooked with the amazing landscape, culture, natural wonders and topography of the Solukhumbu district. That being said, there are some popular attractions that can't be left unmentioned. These are:

Gokyo Lakes:

Situated within the elevation range of 4000-5000m in the Sagarmatha National Park, the Gokyo Lakes are oligotrophic bodies of water. This collection comprises six main lakes, with Lake Thonak being the largest and Gokyo Cho (Dudh Pokhari) serving as the primary one. While the first five lakes commonly attract trekkers, the sixth is often overlooked due to its elevated position and dark, abyssal nature.

Notably, the Gokyo Lakes association extends beyond these six, encompassing an additional 19 lakes and wetlands. This collective was designated as a Ramsar site in 2007. The Gokyo Lakes trek is a popular choice in the Khumbu region, offering a remarkable journey.

Ngozumpa Glacier:

The Ngozumpa Glacier, situated beneath Cho Oyu, the sixth highest peak globally, extends an impressive 36 kilometers, making it the longest glacier not only in Nepal but across the entire Himalayan range. The panoramic view of this glacier unfolds majestically from the summit of Gokyo Ri. 

Visible from the Gokyo ridge, the Ngozumpa Glacier, accompanied by the serpent-like Spillway, presents a colossal spectacle. Unfortunately, the rapid effects of global warming cast a shadow over nearby Sherpa settlements, posing a persistent threat of potential havoc resulting from the impacts of this Himalayan giant.

Gokyo village:

Nestled just below Gokyo Ri and alongside Gokyo Cho, there lies the quaint mountain hamlet known as Gokyo Village. Its name is derived from the renowned viewpoint of Gokyo Ri. Originally, this village served as a flat pasture for cattle grazing in ancient times. As the locals migrated to this area, they constructed small heaps for both their households and managing the cattle.

Today, Gokyo Village stands as the sole accommodation option at this elevation for those embarking on the Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lakes trek. It holds the distinction of being the highest human settlement at an impressive elevation of 4750 meters.

Renjo La Pass:

Renjo La Pass is one of the most popular passes amongst the Everest 3 Passes in Solukhumbu district. Whether you’re doing the famous Everest Three Passes Trek or the Trek to Valley of Gokyo, Renjo La Pass standing at 5360 meters is the best vantage point for Everest Panorama. On Day 8 of our Gokyo Lakes Itinerary, you have the alternative of trekking to this peak to gaze at the enigmatic Everest vista. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyo (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Gyachung Kang (7922m), and others are clearly visible from the top of this pass. Also, it connects Gokyo valley with less visited Thame and Lugden villages of Solukhumbu.

People and Culture

Standard itinerary for Gokyo Lakes Trek traverses deep through some of the prominent Sherpa settlements of Solukhumbu district. Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Dole, Machhermo, Thame are among the dense villages resided by Sherpa group of people. Sherpa have their Tibetan originality and follow Tibetan Buddhism in their lifestyle and cultural practices. You will encounter several Buddhist artifacts, relics and monuments dotted along the trail on your trek to Gokyo Lakes. Sherpa people primarily celebrate Gyalpo Lhosar as their main festival. This festival falls annually in the month of March and is celebrated with full joy and rejoicing among the community. Another prominent festival celebrated by Sherpas is the Mani Rimdu festival. This festival occurs in the months of September/ October and is celebrated for 19 days.

Note: Due to the air traffic in Kathmandu Airport, All the flights will be operating from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhap in the peak season in April, May, and October, and November. At other times of the year, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu directly.

Gokyo Lakes Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2610m, 8km or 3-4 hours walk).

Day 02: Trek Phakding - Namche (3440m, 11km or 5-6 hours walk).

Day 03: Acclimatization day.

Day 04: Trek Namche - Mong La (4000m, 8km or 4 hours walk).

Day 05: Trek Mong La - Machherma (4470m, 9km or 5-6 hours walk).

Day 06: Trek Machherma - Gokyo (4790m, 7km or 4 hours walk).

Day 07: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5330m) and 5th Lake.

Day 08: Trek Gokyo - Renjo La - Lungdhen (4380m, 11km or 7-8 hours walk).

Day 09: Trek Lungdhen - Thame - Namche (3440m, 18km or 6-7 hours walk).

Day 10: Trek Namche - Phakding - Lukla (2840m, 19km or 6-7 hours walk).

Day 11: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

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Gokyo Lakes Trek Details Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International and domestic Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight ticket with departure tax.
  • One English speaking Government Certificate Holder Trekking guide and Trekkers 2:1 Porter.
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner ) with Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Sagarmatha National park permits and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance fee.
  • Guide's; porter's food, lodge, flight, insurance, equipment, salary etc.
  • Duffel Bag.
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter ( we use every day to check your oxygen level and pulse in your body to minimize high risk ).
  • Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • Local fresh fruit like apple and pomegranates etc .
  • 13% government VAT and official charge.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$30 and 30 Days US$50).
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu.
  • All the drinks such as tea, coffee, coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Hot shower, Battery charge, your trekking gears.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Tips for your guide and porters etc.

Group Joining dates & Prices

PRICE STARTS FROM

USD 1200 1149

Per Person


We Offer Group discount

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Gokyo Lakes Trek Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 5 Reviews
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Jessica
Australia, Oct 2023

Gokyo Trek

My partner’s no stranger to the services provided by Himalaya Trip and for good reason. This is his second time trekking with them and my first. The team were a pleasant and adaptable group who ensured we had the best experience possible. Harka, our organiser, did a great job at mapping out our itinerary and keeping us prepared and informed throughout our trip to Gokyo and we extend that thanks to Jay for his assistance before the start of this trek. We commend our lovely guide, Ramesh, whose support and dedication were deeply appreciated especially for a beginner trekker. Our porter, Dill, was a delightful companion, but unfortunately, had fallen slightly ill during the trek. After reaching one of our stops, Ramesh made the journey to retrieve our baggage from where our porter had to stop. We were impressed by the effort he made to do this all after a days trekking and as it was getting dark. Another porter, Depak, was quickly organised. Despite the short notice, he promptly made his way to Namche from Lukla to trek with us and luckily our trip went on.

We were well looked after on this trek. Even as I grew tired and a bit sick, the team remained supportive and their care and encouragement helped me endure. The views were beautiful and unforgettable. The lakes at Gokyo were as stunning as the mountains around us. I felt grateful to have shared this experience with our little family as Ramesh had called us. It was a hard good bye but I’m sure we'll return.


Australia, Oct 2023
Everest view from Gokyo Ri 5360m

David
Australia, May 2019

Gokyo Ri and Renjo La Pass circuit- excellent company, guide and porter.

My father and I recently went on a 12 day trek with Himalaya Trip. We met Harka the day after we arrived, showing and telling what we would be doing. He had organised the trek whilst we were still in Australia very well, and we were both easily able to understand what the trek would entail. Nauser our guide and Parksh our porter were excellent. Both very friendly and very knowledgeable about the surrounds and trek itself. I am hoping to come back to Nepal for a trek in the next 2 years and would certainly choose this company and the guide and porter we had - Nauser/Parksh. They were fantastic, I would highly recommend.


Australia, May 2019
Gokyo valley view from Gokyo Ri

Sandra
Switzearland, March 2019

Amazing Gokyo Trip

We had the pleasure to hike through Gokyo Valley and up to Gokyo Ri with our guide Hari and our porter Bikash, who both not only did a great job but really became our friends along the way. The trek was extremely well planned and we felt very well cared for, with all our needs and wishes immediately catered for. Hari even made it possible to spontaneously adapt our route so that we could cross the Renjo La Pass and hike back through the neighboring valley.

When planning the trip from home, Harka was very helpful and always replied immediately to E-mails. We absolutely recommend this company!


Switzearland, March 2019
John renjo la pass trek

John
USA, April 2018

Incredible Renjo La Pass Trek!!!

With a plethora of trekking companies offering services in Kathmandu, sorting through them and deciding on a quality trekking company can be difficult. Luckily for us, Himalaya Trip is already known to one member of our group. With familiarity of the company and knowledge of the quality service they offer, we began our preparation of our trek about 6 months before our planned trek dates of early April 2018. Himalaya Trip is a family business. Our lead guide, Hari, is one of the brothers in the family business. Hari was as friendly as anyone could be. He constantly had a smile on his face, and really demonstrated his problem solving ability when the airline we were flying on would not allow my brother board our KTM bound flight from Hong Kong due to his passport had an expiration date less than 6 months from our travel date. Hari coordinated with Nepal Immigration at KTM as well as the airline service desk, and was able to resolve the issue for us. Kudos to Hari right from the beginning! Through out our 11-day trek, which culminated with our reaching the top of Renjo La Pass at 5360m on day 9, Hari and his crew of one assistant guide and 3 porters made our trek an unforgettable experience. Trekking at high altitude in the Himalayas is a physically demanding endeavor. As such, you are the best judge of whether you are physically capable of doing something like that. That being said, hiring a professional trekking company like Hari and his crew will ensure a successful and memorable experience of a lifetime! I highly recommend Himalaya Trip for your Nepal trekking adventures. In fact, we are heading back to Nepal this December for another trek with Hari and his crew.


USA, April 2018
Stupa on Everest trail

Stuart-Mansell
UK, March 2015

1st class trekking company – highly recommended

Recently got back from an intended trek to the Renjo La Pass which was organized by Harka Gurung at Himalaya Trip.

I must say Harka did a 1st class job in arranging our trek and was very quick to respond to all of our emails (I must have sent him a million emails covering every possible concern imaginable and he patiently replied to all of them addressing my concerns/questions!!).

On the trek we were assigned Jay as our guide and Dil as our porter - two great chaps who were tremendous company during our stay in the Everest region and really ensured our trip went smoothly. Jay was a responsible guide who, when I got some altitude sickness took the wise decision to wait it out for a day to acclimatise. This meant our trip could continue as normal once the symptoms dissipated.

Be warned we saw some trekking agencies taking stupid risks with their clients by going up 800+ meters in a day only to have to come straight back down during the night as both the client and guide got altitude sickness. Thankfully we were blessed with intelligent and caring guide/trekking firm which actually had the best interests of their clients in mind meaning we were kept safe during our visit.

Before we arrived for our trek, there was heavy snow in Nepal which meant the Renjo Pass was covered in 3m meters of snow making it inaccessible. Harka/ Jay were very flexible and adapted our itinerary in order to ensure we still managed to see a great deal and thanks to Harka's foresight, he asked us to bring crampons and ice axes with us which meant we could summit to the top of Gokyo Ri for absolutely stunning panoramic views of Everest and the top of the world.

In short, I highly recommend Himalaya Trip and the next time I visit Nepal I will be sure to utilize them for my trek.


UK, March 2015
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Gokyo Lakes Trek Info

Guides and Porters for Gokyo Lakes Trek

Trekking guides and porters are an integral part of any trekking adventure. Your trekking guide for Gokyo Lakes Trek will be a licensed and government registered one with years of experience in the Himalayas. Himalaya Trip allocates local guides who are native to the area. These guides will provide invaluable information about the place and navigate the trail for you. Porters will also accompany you in your trekking journey. 1 porter will carry a maximum of 20 -25 kilos of baggage of 2 individuals at most. If you require a language specific guide, please inquire with us and we will make the arrangements accordingly.


Difficulty of Gokyo Lakes Trek

Gokyo Lakes trek Difficulty is a relative factor to how experienced you are with Himalayan trekking. For the one with past experience in trekking the himalayas, Gokyo lake traverse might not be much strenuous. If it's your first time trekking, you might encounter some difficulties on your journey. That being said, with proper preparation and planning, this trek is doable for all kinds of trekkers, be it, novice or experienced. Some of the common difficulties that trekkers encounter during trek to Gokyo Lakes are:

AMS(Acute Mountain Sickness):
The highest points of Gokyo Lake Trek are Renjo La Pass(5360 meters) and Gokyo Ri(5330m). Any individual that traverses beyond 3000 meters is likely to suffer from AMS depending on their immunity and breathing capacity. Even experienced trekkers suffer from AMS at times. Our guides who will accompany you during the traverse will take immediate action upon seeing any signs of AMS during the trek.

Indigestion
Trekkers are mostly found to have been suffering from Indigestion during the trek. Indigestion occurs due to change in meals content. We at Himalaya Trip allocate the most hygienic and well maintained teahouses for our trekking journey. Our guides will personally inspect the food you are served with. Additionally, we dont recommend you carry canned edible products (Meat, Tuna, Juices and others) for health reasons.

Sleep Deprivation
Sleep Deprivation is a common issue that trekkers encounter during high altitude traverse. It is likely that you will feel dizzy during the night during this trek too. You will be provided with a cozy room along with a comfortable bed and mattress during your trek. You can also rent a sleeping bag in Kathmandu in case it gets colder during the night time.

Climatic Issues
Weather for the most part of the Spring and Autumn seasons remains calm and predictable. That being said, it is uncertain as any climatic changes can happen without prior speculation. Unprecedented rainfalls, storms and blizzards may occur which will create problems with pre planned schedules. Your trekking guide will decide what to do if any weather related issue arises during the trek.


Best Time for Gokyo Lakes Trek (When to visit Gokyo Lake)

Nepal experiences distinct weather patterns across its territory, characterized by four seasons: Autumn (September-November), Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August), and Winter (December-February). The Nepalese highland spans various climatic belts, giving rise to Sub-Alpine, Tropical, Sub-Tropical, and Tundra climates. The overall climatic context is mild-tempered, with intermittent rain showers occurring throughout the region.

Widely regarded as optimal periods for Gokyo valley trekking, Autumn and Spring, specifically September to November and March to May, offer clear skies and unobstructed views of the Himalayan mountains. In these months, temperatures in the high Himalayas range from an upper limit of 19.5°C to a lower limit of -14°C during Autumn, and from 24°C to -13°C during Spring. The relatively moderate temperature fluctuation makes Autumn and Spring the best time for trekking Gokyo Lake.

While Spring and Autumn are preferred, the summer months can also be suitable for trekking to Gokyo Lake. The upper section of Solukhumbu district lies in a rain-shadow area, resulting in dry conditions even during the Monsoon period. Areas above Namche Bazaar receive minimal rainfall during the summer. However, the presence of monsoon clouds can intermittently obscure the views that you would otherwise see. Additionally, flight delays and postponements are common during the summer due to unpredictable weather conditions. Please inquire with Himalaya trip to plan your trek to Gokyo during the best possible time.


Hotels in Gokyo Lakes Trek

In the Gokyo valley, your lodging options are limited to tea houses and lodges, constructed in traditional architecture that serves as a shield against the elements. The valley is sparsely populated, resembling a small hamlet, offering only basic amenities. Prepare for simple meals, predominantly traditional Nepali dal bhat, given the remote location and lack of transportation. Sharing accommodations may be necessary during peak seasons (Spring and Autumn).

Electricity is accessible only up to Dole, beyond which reliance on solar power becomes imperative, with charges escalating with altitude. Hot water facilities are available, providing only fundamental comforts. Additionally, during harsh winter months, many residents migrate to lower elevations to escape the cold, making finding accommodation during this time challenging.


Permits for Gokyo Lakes Trek

Permits are essential for trekking in Nepal. There are different kinds of permits that are issued and are mandatory to obtain. These permits are usually levied by the government, local body or any independent organizations. Gokyo Lake is encapsulated inside the Sagarmatha National Park in Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality. You will need 3 different permits for trekking to Gokyo Lake.

1)TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card:
This essential document serves as your access point to the captivating realm of trekking in Nepal. Besides ensuring your safety, it plays a crucial role in allowing authorities to track the welfare of trekkers. The TIMS card can be acquired at specified locations in Kathmandu and Pokhara, facilitated by authorized entities like certified trekking agencies.

2) Sagarmatha National Park Permit:
Sagarmatha National Park is a UNESCO Listed Site which encompasses most of the upper section of Solukhumbu district. Owing to the diverse biodiversity located in the district, this national park has been contributing towards preservation of the ecosystem. The entry point of Sagarmatha National Park is at Monjo(Day2) and will require you to pay Rs.3000 (Approx $30) for the permit. You can obtain this permit while in Kathmandu.

3) Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit:
The northern reach of Solukhumbu district has been divided as a rural municipality. This area is governed by this local body. One time entry fee is levied by the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality costs Rs.2000 (Approx $20) per person. This can be obtained in Lukla.

The national park permit is obtainable at Lukla, Monjo, and Namche, while for the Khumbu permit, a visit to the Khumbu municipality is necessary. Handling all the permits and paperwork can be challenging in an unfamiliar place. That's where Himalaya Trip comes in—we are at your service to assist in planning the entire trek, including obtaining all the necessary permits and handling paperwork.

Permit Cost for Gokyo Lakes Trek

Permit

Cost

TIMS

USD 20

Sagarmatha National Park Permit

USD 30

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit

USD 20


​Gokyo Lakes Trek Map

Trekking is a treacherous traverse that entails remote terrain with confusing trails and pathways. Gokyo Lake trekking in Everest region takes you to the secluded highlands of Solukhumbu district. Having a Gokyo Lakes Trek Map provides vital information that might be necessary during the journey. Having a detailed map with you can help you navigate the trail properly. Also, a map will provide detailed information about the landscape, geography, stopovers and other factors. A handy trekking map is provided by Himalaya Trip which is included in the Gokyo Lakes Trek Package Cost. Inquire with us to know in detail.


​Gokyo Lakes Trek Cost

Gokyo Lakes Trek Cost varies depending on various factors. There are numerous companies that offer prices that differ from one another. The cost of Gokyo Lakes trek depends on the size of the group and your accommodation during the trek. If you are in a group of less than 4 pax, the cost will relatively be higher than if it was more than 5 pax. The ground transportation cost used during your journey will differ based on the size of your group.

There are ranges of accommodation options you can choose for Gokyo Lake trekking. Kathmandu as a capital city offers various lodging options from luxury star rated hotels to budget tourist accommodation. The price differs based on what your preference is. The cost of the Gokyo Lake Trek offered by Himalaya Trip is USD 1199 for 11 days Gokyo Lakes Trek. It is advised that you thoroughly check the inclusion section to analyze the cost and know what is included in the Gokyo Lakes Trek Package.


Do You Have A Packing List For Gokyo Lakes Trek ?

  • Trekking boots (If new boots are purchased, “break them in” to avoid blisters) and spare laces
  • Hat (Warm), scarf and gloves
  • Trousers (Warm trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (To wear in the camp at night or when your boots are wet).
  • Shorts and trousers
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks, and underwear(three pairs)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long sleeved shirt with a collar (long sleeved – shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sunburn.)
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen (SPF 20+) and lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Iodine ,water-purification tablets or filter
  • Insect repellent ( for lower elevation)
  • Stuff Sacks
  • Earplugs
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping back and silk liner
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight),spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag
  • Crampon
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Camera ,memory card and battery charger( spare batteries)
  • Books and magazines
  • Trekking Poles
  • Quick- drying camp towel
  • Daypack (This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day e.g. toilet items, cameras, towel, soap, chocolate bar etc.)
  • 2-4 large plastic bags: to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
  • Personal medical supplies

Foods Menu for Gokyo Lakes Trek?

Gokyo Lakes trek have a Menu at the Lodges; you will have your own choice. The foods are hygienic. But it is not like city food. Non-veg foods are not recommended. It is not hygienic. As the people are buddhist, they served mostly vegetable foods.

  • Breakfast: Simple Breakfast (Eggs any item of hashbrown potato, toast, or Gurung or Tibetan Bread, Pancake, Muesli, Oat Porridge, etc.)
  • Lunch: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam, Tomato Hot spicy, Chicken curry optional), Macaroni, Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumplings, Pizza, fried rice, Fried Noodles, French fries, etc.
  • Dinner: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam, Tomato Hot spicy or pickle, Chicken curry optional), Macaroni, Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumplings, Pizza, fried rice, Fried Noodles, French fries, etc.
  • Dessert: Fresh Fruit (Apple, orange, pomegranates, Banana with any seasonal fruit) serve as sweet dessert.

Note: All the drinks soft, hot, and hard drinks are not included.


The Best Time for Gokyo Lakes Trek

We organize this trek every day for a whole year. But if you are planning to do this trek at the best time. We recommend the following time.

  • Winter (December – February): This is the coldest time of the year. It will be difficult to trek because there will be heavy snow.
  • Spring (March–May): This is the best time to do the Gokyo Lakes trek. You will have wonderful weather with warm temperatures. You will also have a chance to see the Rhododendron flowers.
  • Summer (June – August): This is a monsoon in Nepal. There are chances of rain every day and it will be cloudy. There is a chance to cancel the flight. A rain poncho or rain jacket is needed.
  • Autumn (September – November): This is another best time to do this trek. After the rainy season. It will be fresh and clear weather will appear. It will be warm temperature.


Gokyo Lakes Trek FAQs

The height of Gokyo Ri is 5330m. From Gokyo 4790m, you need to climb around 500m. It take 2 hour to reach Gokyo Ri. It is difficult but you can do it.


Important Note

Available of the trip

We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.

Travel Insurance

The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have.  If you are doing short  and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.

Last Minute booking

Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months.  Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.

Tipping

Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.

Safety

When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour  / Climbing guide and experience porters.

Extra personal expenses

For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.

Nepal visa

Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.

Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer

We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.

Group joing and Fixed departure

Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request. 

Luggage store

You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free luggage store services. It is more convenient to store at your Hotel.

Responsible travel

  • Ask permission to photograph people.
  • Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
  • Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
  • Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.

Domestic flight

Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.

Trek Booking

For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App  and 20% deposit.

Why Himalaya Trip ?

  • Fast response
  • Small group private trek
  • Safety is top priority
  • Recommended on TripAdvisor
  • Tailor made itinerary
  • Seasonal package
  • 200 plus  trekkers take service every year
  • 30-40% repeated customer

 

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