Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking is a high-altitude trek with a panoramic view of the Khumbu region. The entry point of the trek begins with a breathtaking 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport, which is famous for being the world’s most dangerous airport. Everest Gokyo Trek covers a significant portion of the Sagarmatha Conservation area, home to many endangered species such as snow leopard and red panda.
Kala Patthar is another world-famous viewpoint of this trek, giving the trekkers the best view of Amadablam, Thamserku, Lhotse, and Nuptse mountains at 5555m above sea level. Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking allows crossing Cho La pass, which is situated at 5420m and is recognized as one of the most impressive passes in the world. Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Everest Gokyo Lake trekking.
Gokyo Lakes Trek is one of the most beautiful and highly recommended tours for tourists all over the globe. Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo valley is famous for the series of tall mountains that stand right before the eye. The Cho La Pass and surrounding lakes in Gokyo Valley make tourists feel as if they are in paradise. Cho La Pass takes us through the Khumbu region’s landmarks, majestically high mountains, rich and friendly Sherpa community, colorful monasteries, naturally wonderful Namche Bazaar, and the mighty Mount Everest.
Peregrine Treks Representatives will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After short rest, we will discuss this Gokyo Lakes Trek with your guide.
The early morning flight will take you to Lukla Tenzing-Hillary Airport. The mountain flight journey would be a mesmerizing memory in itself. The close view of the mountain range and hills of the Khumbu region and rural Nepal can be savored from the flight. Once landed in Lukla, the Gokyo Lakes Trek starts after meeting the rest of the support crew. The day’s trekking would be up to the Phakding.
Phakding to Namche is a relatively easy trekking time spanning just up to 3 hrs. The trail comprises a suspension bridge with colorful prayer flags on it. The views of the Mountains start to welcome you towards its lap. This part of the trail highlights the Tibetan wall paintings and the occasional views of the Mountains.
In the early morning, has a small breakfast and go to Everest view Hotel. Gokyo Lake trekking requires strength and endurance as well as willpower. The day’s rest will be taken in Namche to prepare for the trek.
The acclimatization hiking will take place as you will be taken to the world’s highest located hotel, The Everest View Hotel, after Breakfast. The panoramic views of mountains and the surrounding area from the hotel are splendid. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to go through the acclimatization hiking as it prepares your body and soul for the trekking.
The route is more accessible at the start as the trekker crosses the valley of coniferous forest. If the season is of rhododendron blossoming, then the smell and sight of the woods would be spectacular. The Yaks grazing in green pastures can be seen along with the beautiful landscape.
From this junction of the trekking, the route starts to become strenuous. The trekkers have to go past dense forest and scattered settlements, as well as the thin air, to begin to get to you. The trail will be uphill until we reach Machhermo. This place is also considered the home of the mystical Himalayan animal Yeti.
On this day, the climbing takes place around 300 m, only reaching the Gokyo Valley. Crossing several glacier lakes before standing on Gokyo Valley, which is less populated. The lodge and hotels at the banks of Gokyo Lake would be a romantic affair for you. The glacial lake in the lap of the Himalayas is worth all the pain endured while coming to this place.
From Gokyo Lake, the hike uphill will be towards Gokyo Ri to observe the glorious sunrise upon the casement of the Everest mountain region. The feeling of the mystical experience of Gokyo Lakes and the valley would accompany you throughout the trip back to Dole.
From Dole, the continuous trek will take you to Mongla Danda, where the descent trekking leads you to Dudh Koshi River and finally to Namche.
This is the last day of your trekking which would be fun and exhilarating. You can enjoy yourself with your group in eateries and bars and dance to popular Nepalese folk songs in the groove. This is the last night on Everest of your Gokyo Lakes Trek. You can take dinner with your guide and support staff.
The mountain flight will take you back to Kathmandu, and the evening farewell dinner will be organized with the cultural program for you before your departure to your home country.
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Gokyo Lakes trek offers both tea-house and camping options. Trekkers can either choose to stay at teahouses, which are warm and cozy and offers various food menus just like at home, whereas camping is another wild experience in the woods. Luxury tea houses with attached bathrooms are also available to tourist who wishes to choose the easy way. Tourists can enjoy authentic Nepalese meals and the more common international cuisine during the trek, including Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.
The teahouses provide bed and breakfast, or anything from the lodge menu is available. The Sherpa community provides welcome and farewell dinners concerning tourists’ efforts to travel to the Khumbu region. Homemade beer made from barley is a famous drink, which the Sherpa love to drink before the meal.
Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek is a moderate-to-difficult trek. It passes via Cho La at a higher altitude than any other pass. The icy landscapes of Cho La pass make Everest Gokyo Lake trekking more complex and challenging compared to other famous trekking circuits. Therefore, previous trekking experience, physical fitness, and a positive attitude are essential. Tourists are likely to walk for 6-7 hours a day. Past hiking experience is necessary but does not require technical mountaineering expertise. The medical condition of the trekkers is needed to be in a fit condition without any chronic disease.
The Gokyo Lakes trek from the final week of February to May will provide a great perspective of the mountains, glaciers, and greenery. The trek becomes more stunning and all-natural as the weather warms up in the spring. During this time of year, the magnificent purity of the Khumbu area will ultimately please you. As a result, spring is one of the greatest seasons for the Gokyo Lakes trek.
In the Everest region, the period from September to November is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The lush, green foliage and the wave of rhododendrons make the landscape more glamorous. This trekking will be more enjoyable and ideal during this season because of the clear skies, lack of precipitation, and warm western air.
The snowy atmosphere of the Everest Region will be unlike any other season. Due to the heavy snowfall, the Everest Region will be in chaos from the end of November to the first week of February. Trekking will be nearly tricky due to the low temperature of -15 degrees Celsius. Furthermore, deep freezing snow touches the entire Khumbu region. Trekkers who have previous experience trekking in snowy and freezing conditions can trek during this season.
During the summer season, which lasts from the end of May to the end of August, the Everest Region welcomes you with a lot of rain and dazzling sunshine. The steep and highly wet terrain from Lukla to Dingboche results from a significant amount of rain. It is also more difficult to land in Lukla because of the low visibility at Tenzing Hillary Airport. Trekking during this season is also an option for those who enjoy both adventure and the chilly, moist Himalayan atmosphere.
Travel insurance is undoubtedly a crucial component that you require for the Gokyo Lakes Trek.
The weather in the Khumbu Region will be clear and beautiful throughout the spring and fall seasons but foggy, snowy, and wet during the monsoon and winter seasons.
The ascent to Gokyo Ri’s summit won’t be particularly challenging despite the minor elevation gain.
Of course, you are welcome to bring your own snacks during the trek.
Daily breakfast during the trip, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking is included in this Gokyo Lakes Trek Package.
Most monasteries are free to visit; however, a few have entry restrictions.
Based on 3 Reviews
Trekking with Peregrine Treks and Tours was delightful. From the beginning to the conclusion, everything went without a hitch. The flight was exciting from Kathmandu to Lukla. In addition, the hospitality during the trek was excellent. Overall, the Expedition was adventurous.
This experience with Peregrine Treks & Tours is something I’ll never forget. The guide immensely encouraged the trek, and the staff members were relatively modest. The most pleasing experience of my life was the time I spent trekking to the Gokyo lakes from the brink of fascinating glaciers. Thanks to Peregrine Treks and Tours for making this fantastic Expedition.
Consider trekking in the Everest region with the best Nepali trekking company. Thank the Peregrine crew and representatives for providing outstanding accommodations and top-notch service during the Expedition. The singing bells of the Dingboche monasteries are something I long to hear once more. It was amazing to see Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.