Gokyo Lakes trek rewards trekkers with panoramic views of the many peaks as well as Ngozumpa Glacier. Ngozumpa is the largest glacier of Nepal. On this trek route, you’ll reach high altitudes very quickly.

Gokyo Lakes trek is a well-known route in the Everest region. An alternate trek to the Everest Base Camp, which provides stunning views of four of the highest mountains in the world. They are Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m), and Cho Oyu (8153m).

Throughout the hiking, experience the scenic natural beauty of Gokyo Lake draped in an exceedingly Himalayan backdrop. The key part of this trek is a challenging ascent to Gokyo Ri (5,357m) that features stunning giant mountain views.

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Trip Name:  GOKYO LAKES(GOKYO RI)
Durations : 11 Days
Max. elevation : 5,357 m/ 1632 ft
(Gokyo Ri)
Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
Trek Start/Finish : Lukla
Difficulty Level : Challenging

That’s why it’s required to have acclimatization days before reaching Gokyo lakes.

Compared to related EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK, Gokyo Lakes is less crowded. Trekkers who wish to see fewer trekkers on Everest Trekking, Gokyo is the best.

Trekking through the scenic villages on Everest, you can enjoy the interesting culture and traditions of Everest. Walking through the lowlands to high alpine lands, lush jungles and snow-covered landscapes make a worthwhile journey. During the trial, you’ll also get the opportunity to see diverse plants and wildlife species at Sagarmatha National Park.

What we can see during Gokyo Lakes Hike?

During this Gokyo Trek, you’ll trek to the five amazing lakes which are located at the highest altitudes. So you’ll have amazing views of Gokyo. Furthermore, the following are some of the highlights.

  • Stunning views of some of the highest peaks in the world such as Mount Everest, Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Dhaulagiri, Lhotse, Makalu, etc.
  • Sunrise and Sunset view from the Gokyo Ri.
  • Unique Sherpa traditions and culture in the Everest region.
  • The 5 Gokyo lakes
  • Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu scenic flight.

How much it cost for Gokyo Lakes Trek?

The Gokyo Lakes (Ri) trek costs USD 1,100 per person which based on two participants(guests). The price based on per person, deluxe plan, and high season rate. If you have a group or you want to trek in the off-season, you’ll get a special offer from Base Camp Hike. On this package, we’re providing a 3-stars category hotel, however, if you want to do a budget trip we can provide you that’s also.

Cost Includes:

  • Picks up and Drops off from Airport at the time of arrival and departure.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Thamel-Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Professional license holder English Trekking Guide.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip fare including Guide’s flight fare.
  • All land transfers by Private vehicles according to programs.
  • Meals on Trekking (B, L, D)
  • Teahouse twin sharing accommodation during the trek.
  • All expenses of Guide
  • Necessary Trekking Permit
  • Tax, VAT, and Company service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu city.
  • All types of Personal nature Expenses.
  • Tips for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected).
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above.

FAQs

Can we customize the Gokyo Lakes itinerary?

Sure. We can make your Gokyo Lakes itinerary according to your preferences.

Do you have Local Guides?

Yes, We have a local guide who already been to Gokyo Hike several times.

Should I have hiking experience to go trekking Gokyo Ri?

Since Trekking to Gokyo is high altitude himalayas trekking, your body should decently fit. 5 to 6 hours each day required to walk. So you should do some cardio exercise some months prior to the trek.

Is drinking water available on the trek?

Sure, you’ll get safe drinking water during the trek by paying 2 to 3 dollars( depends on altitudes). However if you bring a water bottle and water purification tablet, you’ll save money as well as nature too. Because you’ll get free-water at the hotel so that you can fill your bottle. Beyond that you can make drinkable water by putting a tablet.

What is the standard of the accommodation on the trek?

Likewise, EBC trek, accommodation on Gokyo Trek is tea houses. On these teahouses, you’ll get a shared room, basic amenities, Internet/WIFI, and food. The beds on the teahouse are usually comfortable and clean.

Is there any possibility of Acute Mountain Sickness?

Gokyo Ri Trek starts from 2800m and goes up to 5357m. It shows it is high altitude trekking. And AMS is generally shown above the elevation of 3200m. So to be safe from AMS, you should drink plenty of water, soup, and keep your body warm.

Do I need travel insurance for the Trek?

It’s required. As it is high altitude trekking, nobody knows what will happen to you during the trek. So to be safe from uncertain things, travel insurance is required to have. You should have travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation, medical expenses, accidents, and natural disasters.

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