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Overview

“Exploring the magnificent and majestic Himalayan wonders of Gokyo Lakes, Ngozumpa plus Khumbu Glacier and the culture of legendary Sherpa people along with the Panorama of the roof of the world Mt. Everest and many more through Gokyo Lakes, Cho La Pass, and Everest Base Camp trekking.”

Most of the mountain lovers are looking for excellent opportunity to view eyeful scene of the Mt. Everest famous as the Roof of the World and experience the culture of typical indigenous Sherpa community of Nepal in Himalayan Region. The Gokyo Lakes Trekking is one of the best offers of our well-organized and experienced and well-established trekking agency, Snowy Horizon Treks and Expedition.

The Gokyo lakes Trekking is the alternative and exception of the traditional Everest Base Camp Trekking that offers magnificent view of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest one in the Nepal Himalayas. From the route of this famous trail of Trekking in Nepal, you can experience the most popular mountains like Mt. Cho-Oyo (8201m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8501m), Mt. Makalu (8463m) and many more which are clearly visible in a panorama from Gokyo RI (5483m) above Gokyo Lakes.This extraordinary Gokyo Lakes Trekking trip is also worthy in a sense that it offers an ample opportunity to explore the amazing destination and its impressive sight, which is beyond human imagination. The most remarkable features of the Gokyo Lake Trekking are the views of tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (7922m) located in Khumbu region. Gokyo valley is a magnificent place once a yak pasture situated near the Gokyo Lake with the view of Himalaya and you can encounter with its wild nature.

Gokyo Lakes Trekking of Khumbu or Everest region is not only the sightseeing and expedition of Himalayan giants but also offers you to interact with the natives of Khumbu region known as Sherpa. Sherpa are famous for their unique culture and Nepalese mountain climbers. The lodges or teahouses are available within the entire route of this trek and comparatively less crowded than the Everest base camp trekking regular route. Gokyo Lakes Trekking keeps your mind at peace, which makes the place worth to visit. The trek starts from Lukla after 35 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu of 135km unique drive toward Manthali Airport, Ramechhap and only 15 Minutes flight to Lukla, following the Dudh Koshi river valley towards Namche Bazaar and other main villages of Khumbu; Thame or Khumjung. Mainly after Khumjung Valley, we sift off from the main busy trail of traditional Everest Base Camp Trekking towards the sleepy village of Phortse, Tenga and finally reaching to the ultimate destination at Gokyo valley blessed with two beautiful high Lakes. Since the opening of the Gokyo Lakes trekking route for Trekking in Nepal, the trekking agencies had arranged numerous trekking activities in this region. Team Snowy Horizon is keeping no of stones to explore this route and make you visit such wonderland of Nepal offering you for unforgettable lifetime experience.  We welcome you to join with our scheduled Gokyo Lakes Trekking packages as per your timeframe and desire or customized itinerary and packages upon your request round the year. 

Day-to-Day Itinerary (Cho La Pass and EBC): 16 Nights/17 Days: Option-1

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m) Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Preparation, shopping, city exploration and drive to Mulkot-Sindhuli (3 Hrs.); hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Manthali (1 Hr.) fly to Lukla (2,800m-15 M and Trek to Phakding (2,652m-3 Hrs.), lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m- & Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05: Explore Namche Bazaar hike up and down to Hotel Everest View for Everest Panorama.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,110m- 6 Hrs.) via Khumjung; lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machherma (4,470m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Machherma to Gokyo Village (4800m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 09: Explore Gokyo Valley and Lakes and Acclimatization day. 

Day 10: Hike to Gokyo RI (5357m 3 Hrs.) and trek to Thaknak (4750m-3 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Thaknak via Cho-la Pass (5367m) to Lobuche (4940m-7 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 12: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170m- 3 Hrs.), explore Everest Base Camp (5364m-3 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 13: Hike to Kala Pattar (5554m) for 360 deg. panoramas and trek to Pheriche (4280m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 14: Trek via Pangboche (4050m) and Tengboche (3800m) to Namche Bazaar (7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 15: Trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m-8 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 16: Fly to Manthali- drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.

Day 17: Transfer to the airport for final departure.  

Day-to-Day Itinerary (Direct Route): 14 Nights/15 Days: Option-2

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m) Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Preparation, shopping, city exploration and drive to Mulkot-Sindhuli (3 Hrs.); hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Manthali (1 Hr.) fly to Lukla (2,800m-15 M and Trek to Phakding (2,652m-3 Hrs.), lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m- & Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05: Explore Namche Bazaar hike up and down to Hotel Everest View for Everest Panorama.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,110m- 6 Hrs.) via Khumjung; lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machherma (4,470m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Machherma to Gokyo Village (4800m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 09: Explore Gokyo Valley and Lakes and Acclimatization day. 

Day 10: Hike to Gokyo RI (5357m 3 Hrs.) and trek to Thaknak (4750m-3 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Thakhek to Dole (4,110m- 5 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 12: Trek via Khumjung to Namche Bazaar (5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 13: Trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m-8 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 14: Fly to Manthali- drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.

Day 15: Transfer to the airport for final departure.

Day-to-Day Itinerary (Cho La Pass and EBC): 16 Nights/17 Days: Option-1

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m) Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Preparation, shopping, city exploration and drive to Mulkot-Sindhuli (3 Hrs.); hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Manthali (1 Hr.) fly to Lukla (2,800m-15 M and Trek to Phakding (2,652m-3 Hrs.), lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m- & Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05: Explore Namche Bazaar hike up and down to Hotel Everest View for Everest Panorama.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,110m- 6 Hrs.) via Khumjung; lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machherma (4,470m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Machherma to Gokyo Village (4800m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 09: Explore Gokyo Valley and Lakes and Acclimatization day. 

Day 10: Hike to Gokyo RI (5357m 3 Hrs.) and trek to Thaknak (4750m-3 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Thaknak via Cho-la Pass (5367m) to Lobuche (4940m-7 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 12: Trek to Gorak Shep (5170m- 3 Hrs.), explore Everest Base Camp (5364m-3 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 13: Hike to Kala Pattar (5554m) for 360 deg. panoramas and trek to Pheriche (4280m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 14: Trek via Pangboche (4050m) and Tengboche (3800m) to Namche Bazaar (7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 15: Trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m-8 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 16: Fly to Manthali- drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.

Day 17: Transfer to the airport for final departure.  

Day-to-Day Itinerary (Direct Route): 14 Nights/15 Days: Option-2

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m) Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Preparation, shopping, city exploration and drive to Mulkot-Sindhuli (3 Hrs.); hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Manthali (1 Hr.) fly to Lukla (2,800m-15 M and Trek to Phakding (2,652m-3 Hrs.), lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m- & Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05: Explore Namche Bazaar hike up and down to Hotel Everest View for Everest Panorama.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,110m- 6 Hrs.) via Khumjung; lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machherma (4,470m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Machherma to Gokyo Village (4800m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 09: Explore Gokyo Valley and Lakes and Acclimatization day. 

Day 10: Hike to Gokyo RI (5357m 3 Hrs.) and trek to Thaknak (4750m-3 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Thakhek to Dole (4,110m- 5 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 12: Trek via Khumjung to Namche Bazaar (5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 13: Trek back from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m-8 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 14: Fly to Manthali- drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.

Day 15: Transfer to the airport for final departure.

Full Board Service Cost : Please contact us by email or call us 

Cost Include

  • Arrival and departure transfers to and from Airports. 
  • 3 Nights Kathmandu and 1 Night Mulkot Hotel accommodation BB Plan.
  • Transfers to Ramechhap Airport fly to Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechhap for members and a guide.
  • Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during trek.
  • 15 Kg Baggage allowance for trekking per person carrying by porter (s).
  • Experienced trekking guide during trekking as per group size. 
  • National Park entry fee (Sagarmatha National Park) 
  • TIMS card /Khumbu-Pasang Lhamu Village entry permits.  
  • All wages and medical insurance for the guide and porters.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Free assistance service for cargo and duty clearance in domestic flights. 
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal. 
  • Complete pre-departure information.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry, internet Expenses, Tips
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears 
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses for clients.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “Package Include” section.

Notes

  • The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers.
  • Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified. 
  •  Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost.
  • The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters.
  • For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call.  
Trip Facts
  • Grade: Fairly Strenuous
  • Elevation: 5357m
  • Location: Khumbu region
  • Season: spring (September to December) autumn (March to May).
  • Duration: 15-17 Days
  • Group Size: 02-15 person per Group
Trekking FAQs

You will be taken immediately to the lower altitude first and will be provided first aid as the immediate treatment and then if necessary the guide will call the rescue helicopter to fly you down to Kathmandu or Pokhara using your rescue insurance.

It all depends on the time and altitude of your trek. You may require Down Jacket, warm fleece jacket, warm thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, sleeping bag, trekking boots and a backpack, camera and your personal medication. Consult lists of cloth and equipment on our website as a guide and use a common sense to pack enough but not too much at the same time.

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick verbatim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available.

In General treks vary in duration from 2 to 4 weeks; average one would trek between 4 to 6 hours per day.

In principle if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world and you are currently fit for trekking, there is nothing to stop you from Himalayan trekking in Nepal. You just need to increase your cardiovascular capacity to be able to cope with high elevation, where the oxygen density is much lower.

On the trek we provide all accommodation, food and we cover park fees, so you need to take only small amount of money to purchase water, small snack and tea outside meals, localsouvenirs, tips or donations to monasteries if you wish to donate small change. $20 per day should be sufficient to cover such expenses.

You can find it in our below link: https://www.snowyhorizon.com/termsandcondition

You should have a general good level of physical fitness, general hiking experience, do not have any chronic or acute issues with your leg functions and be mentally comfortable with multi-day hikes, than you are ready for trekking.

In Nepal it is not customary to tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routes having local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.

It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15 kg to 25 kg and camping porter would carry load up to 40 kg.

Trekking is an adventure activity involving multi day walk on village trails, National Park trails and climber’s trails often on reasonably steep terrain and snow at higher altitudes often crossing high passes in the range of 5500 m/18000 ft.

Majority of trekking is done with lodge/guesthouse accommodation unless you prearranged camping based trip. There are very few trekking areas where lodge accommodation is unavailable and we will offer there a tent accommodation only.

We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men travelling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have very good relationships with lodges we use and our guides aware all the time of whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continues visual contact.

Camping trekking is a trekking where we provide you with tent accommodation and full board with meals to be cooked by professional trekking cook in a mobile camp equipped with akitchen and with adequate support staff of kitchen helpers, guides and porters.

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

On most established treks bottled water is ubiquitously available as well as locally purified drinking water is available in many villages along the trek. Otherwise, you can use boiled water supplied by the tea house or camping crew.

Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.

You will trek anywhere from 5 km to 15 km depending on condition of trekking trail and the altitude of the trekking route.

Depending on trekking area you may require a special trekking permit while other areas would require only conservation/national park entry permit and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.

Post-monsoon period from September to December and pre-monsoon season from February to May are the best period for trekking in Nepal. In winter, December till February, at high elevation is very cold and heavy snowfalls may impede crossing of high passes but trekking in low elevations below 3000 m is accessible all year round. In summer, June till August is a monsoon season and trekking is very wet, however in rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang trekking in monsoon season is feasible and pleasant.

We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from safety aspect you should not be alone. Travelling through villages there are many trails and if you took wrong path accidentally it may be difficult to communicate with locals to get back on the right path or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English

In Nepal children below 18 years of age are required to trek accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Tea house trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.