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    Gokyo Lakes Trek

    Gokyo Lakes Trek

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      14 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Strenuous
    • Activities
      Adventure Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People
      10

    Highlights

    • Discover the unique Himalayan lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people
    • Explore the diverse flora and fauna of the Khumbu region
    • Enticing view of the Himalayan panorama, including Cho Oyu(8,201m), Mount Everest(8,848 m), Makalu(84,63 m), and Lhotse(8,516 m)
    • Turquoise Gokyo lakes and Gokyo valley at an elevation of 4500-5000m
    • Introduction to Buddhism through mani walls, monasteries, prayer flags, Chortens, and shrines
    • Close view of Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas
    • Hike to Gokyo Ri
    • Thrilling flight in Kathmandu Lukla route

    Gokyo Lakes Trek 14 days

    Gokyo Lake Trek is a great way to immerse in the serenity and tranquillity amidst the mighty Himalayan ranges, with the highlight of the trek being a sequence of freshwater lakes shimmering in their emerald tint. This exhilarating journey will take you away from the classic Everest Base Camp trail. So, you can enjoy the unparalleled beauty of the Khumbu region from a different perspective.

    You will embark on creating this once-in-a-lifetime memory with a scenic yet thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You will walk on the trails of Gokyo Lake from Lukla by exploring the unparalleled beauty of the Khumbu Region. As the trek progresses, you will walk deep inside the Everest region, passing various Sherpa settlement areas like Namche Bazaar, Dole, and Machhermo.

    Finally, you will come across the highest freshwater system in the world- Gokyo Lakes. These six sparking lakes, Gokyo Cho, Gyazumpa Cho, Thonak Cho, Ngojumba Cho, Kyajumba Cho, and Tanjung Cho, at an elevation of about 5,000 meters, exhibit the symphony of wilderness and religious belief. The beautiful oligotrophic lakes nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes will undoubtedly enchant you with their unspoiled allure.

    Gokyo Lake Trek is definitely something you need to try in life for once. As you traverse the dramatic landscapes, you will encounter unique Sherpa culture and tradition followed by the spiritual essence of the Gokyo Valley without missing out on snow-capped vistas. So, this trek goes beyond mere physical exploration.

    Best Time For Gokyo Lake Trek

    Gokyo Lake is beautiful all year round. However, people prefer to explore this beautiful region during the peak season of spring and autumn. During these seasons, the weather will be warm and stable, with clear skies. You will have unobstructed views of the Himalayan ranges throughout the journey.

    During spring, when nature is in active mode, the forest will be gleaming in its green canopy. Moreover, the rhododendrons' blossoms will give an eye-feasting atmosphere on the trails of the Gokyo Lake trek. The wildflowers like orchids and primroses will create a vibrant and visual display in the lower elevation.

    Likewise, autumn brings the festival season to the Everset region. People will enjoy the cultural processions and dance to the rhythm of music autumn brings in. The biggest festivals, like Dashain and Tihar, will fall in late September or early October. Additionally, one of the biggest events for the Sherpa people in the Everest region, Mani Rimdu, also falls in the autumn season in October. This festival will last for a month in Tengboche. You can extend your itinerary and be part of this festival.

    During summer, the Khumbu region will receive heavy precipitation, which can make the trails muddy and slippery. Moreover, there are chances of landslides and floods since the small stream gushes out to the big rivers during monsoon. However, the vegetation will thrive during monsoon with the nourishments from the rain.

    Likewise, during monsoon season, the Gokyo valley will receive snowfall that will cover the valleys with a white blanket of snow. Additionally, you can have a fresh look at frozen Gokyo Lakes. However, the trails will be difficult to walk on with snow.

    So, if you are planning the Gokyo Lake Trek in summer and winter, you will have to make meticulous preparations to overcome the consequences of weather and climate factors.

    • Day01

      Arrive At Kathmandu Via Various International Airlines And Transfer To Hotel.

      Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA), you will complete all your custom procedures and retrieve your luggage. Then you will head to the terminal where our company representative will be waiting for you. They will extend the gesture of a warm welcome and transfer you to your designated hotels.

      After checking in, you can take a rest to refresh yourself from jet lag and fatigue of the long flight. Afterward, you will join the briefing session along with other trekkers. Our guides will explain about routes, accommodations, history, topography, etc. This briefing session will give you a general idea of what your trek will be.

      Our company has prepared a welcome dinner for you at an authentic Nepalese restaurant. In the evening, you will join the dinner, where you can enjoy the traditional Nepali food. Moreover, we have prepared a cultural program for you to keep you entertained throughout the inner program.

    • Day02

      Kathmandu With Optional Sightseeing Tour And Preparation For The Trek.

      It would be a waste of time if you do not see any of the UNESCO-listed world heritage sites while you are in Kathmandu. So, our 14-day Gokyo Lake trek includes the optional sightseeing tour.

      After having a hearty breakfast in the morning, you will follow our guide and head towards Swayambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple. This temple at the hilltop will give you an expansive view of the dense Kathmandu valley. Moreover, you can witness the beautiful intermingling of Buddhism and Hinduism. You can also visit Pashupati Nath temple, which holds a huge religious essence to Hindu people.

      Furthermore, the Boudhantha Stupa, with its dome structure, will introduce you to Buddhism. The ambrosial smell of incense with the melodious Buddhist song playing in the background can cleanse your soul. You can also stroll the alleyways of the Basanatapur Durbar square. This exploration will give you insights into architecture along with the royal history of Nepal.

      After sightseeing for half a day, you will return to your hotel rooms, where you will make the necessary preparations for your almost 2-week Gokyo lake trek.

    • Day03

      Flight From Kathmandu To Lukla And Trek To Phakding

      Kathmandu Elevation: 1400 m

      Lukla Elevation: 2610 m

      Flight Duration: 35 minutes

      Phakding Elevation: 2610 m

      Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

      You will be picked up by our staff from your hotel in the morning and transfer you to the domestic airport. It will take about 35 minutes from Kathmandu to Lukla. This short yet thrilling flight will give you an aerial introduction to eastern Nepal.

      Flying above the highly populated Kathmandu valley, villages, pasturelands, and forest, you will arrive in Lukla, situated high on the mountainside. After landing on Lukla, you will finally walk on the trails to Gokyo Lake.

      Today's trek will be short, but it will be plenty enough for the first day. There will be almost a 200 m loss in elevation with many uphills and downhills. You will head north from Lukla to reach Phakding. As you are walking on the trail, you will have to cross a few suspension bridges to reach Chaurikarka village. Now, you will descend downward by trekking across the ridge to arrive at Dudh Koshi Ghat alongside the sight of the beautiful Dudh Koshi River. Crossing the Dudh Koshi River, you will hike a few more miles, passing the dramatic landscapes to reach Phakding.

      Phakding is a moderate-sized village located in the lower Khumbu region. This village is a famous stopping point for major Everest region treks, including the Everest base camp trek. Upon arriving at Phakding, you will take a short break at the local teahouse before exploring the village. You can't miss out on visiting Rimishung Monastery, located peacefully high up in the village.

    • Day04

      Trek To Namche Bazaar

      Phakding Elevation: 2610 m

      Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3443 m

      Trek Duration: 6 hours

      Leaving Phakding behind, you will continue to walk at the bank of Dudh Koshi River and cross various suspension bridges over the marvelous path to reach Monjo. You will walk uphill along the ridgeline to enter the Sagarmatha National Park, where you will get your permits registered. Your trail will be followed by many suspension bridges.

      However, during the final stretch of today's hike, you will cross the iconic Hillary Suspension bridge. This bridge, hanging between two hills over the fast-flowing Dudh Koshi River, is decorated with prayer flags. This is a good spot to capture the beauty of the Khumbu region.

      As you follow the trail between the lush forest of the national park, you will be awestruck by the first glimpse of Mount Everest. Moving ahead, you will have to take a few steps over the stone-paved path to finally arrive at the getaway of Everest, Namche Bazaar.

      You can hear the hustling and bustling of the locals and tourists upon arriving at this beautiful Sherpa town. Enjoying the vibe of Namche Bazaar, you will stay overnight at a local teahouse.

    • Day05

      Acclimatization Day At Namche Bazaar

      Since you have come across a reasonable altitude, you will stay an extra day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. You will let your body adapt to the lower percentage of oxygen present in the thin air. To adjust the body, you won't sit idle but will go for a few short hikes to witness the highlights around Namche Bazaar.

      You can make a tour of Everest View Hotel, from where you will get a stunning view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kantega, Khumbiyela, and other surrounding peaks. Moreover, you can climb uphill for about an hour to Syangboche Airport(3,780m). This is an unpaved airstrip, which is often used as a STOP aircraft and helicopters. Moving forward, you can make your way to Kunde and Khumjung villages, which are located at the foot of the sacred mountain, Khumbiyela.

      At Kunde, you can visit Kunde Hospital, made by Sir Edmund Hillary. During this side hike, you can visit one of the oldest monasteries in the Khumbu region, Khumjung Monastery. It has a big statue of Guru Rinpoche, and people believe that this monastery houses a Yeti scalp. After returning back from these side hikes, you can stroll for some more time to explore Namche Baazar.

    • Day06

      Trek To Dole Past Phortse Tenga

      Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3443 m

      Dole Elevation: 4200 m

      Trek Duration: 6 to 8 hours

      After having a light breakfast at the teahouse, you will climb uphill, passing Kunde and Khumjung. After crossing the village, you will find that the path has divided. You will take the route leading you to Mong. Mong is the native village of Lama Sangwa Dorje, a revered Buddhist saint. You will descend abruptly till Mong La pass (3,957m), followed by Phortse Tenga. As you move forward with the trek, you will be accompanied by the amazing views of Amadablam and Khumbiyela. Now, you will make an ascent on the steep hill draped with rhododendrons and birch trees before arriving at Dole.

    • Day07

      Trek To Machhermo

      Dole Elevation: 4200 m

      Macchermo Elevation: 4470 m

      Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

      Leaving the village behind, you will hike on the steep section to an exposed ridge. You will pass by shrines and Chortens decorated with prayer flags before arriving at Lapahrma. Upon arriving at Lapahrma, you will be bestowed with an expansive view of Mount Cho Oyu(8,201m). Further proceeding with the trek, you will catch quick glimpses of Mount Kantega (6,782m) and Thamserku (6,623m).

      Today’s hike will keep amusing you as you can enjoy the yaks grazing in the pastureland and meadows while making your way to Luja Valley. Crossing the settlement area at Luja, you will walk by picturesque views to reach the beautiful village of Machhermo.

    • Day08

      Trek To Gokyo Lake

      Macchermo Elevation: 4470 m

      Gokyo Elevation: 4800 m

      Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

      You are just a few miles away from your destination, Gokyo Lake. So, with the high spirit of setting eyes on pristine Gokyo lakes, you will return to the trails of the Gokyo Lake trek. As you move forward, leaving the Macchermo village, Mount Kantega will come closer, while Cho Oyu will be making its existence prominent from a far distance.

      After walking for about an hour, you will arrive at Phanga, where you can see the memorials for people who lost their lives in landslides. Expressing your condolence, you will get back on your track towards an iron bridge. This bridge will connect you to Longpongo Lake (4,690m). Passing the lake, you will make your way through the messy Ngozumpa Glacier moraines.

      While you are traversing the ablation valley of Gokyo, you will get the sight of the first Gokyo Lake. Further proceeding with the rocky path, you will witness the stationary second Gokyo Lake. After meeting with the second Gokyo Lake, you will now hike with more anticipation. After walking for an hour, you will arrive at this massive third lake, Dudh Pokhari.

      The symphony of the vivid emerald hue in the sequence of the Gokyo lakes surrounded by the mountains glistening with snow is just unbelievable. That view is just beyond this world. The valley lying at the eastern shore of Dudh Pokhari is a beautiful Gokyo Valley. Immersing yourself in the picturesque backdrop of Gokyo Lake, you will end your day.

    • Day09

      Hike To Gokyo Ri And Exploration Day At Gokyo Valley

      The Gokyo Valley will engross you in its beauty. You will just want to keep looking without even blinking your eyes. Just yesterday wouldn't have been enough for you to soak in the unparalleled beauty of Gokyo. So, we have allocated one more day for you to explore the valley to the fullest.

      Early in the morning, you will ascend uphill to Gokyo Ri. The trails are not easy with loose stone and scree, but you will enjoy every second of the ascent. Once you make it to the top, the magnetic views of sunlight falling over the snow-capped mountains are unquestionably stunning.

      You will be surrounded by mountains on every side, including four of the tallest mountains in the world: Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Mount Everest, and Makalu. In addition to having mountains all around you, you will have a fantastic view of Nzogumpa Glacier and Gokyo Valley. After savoring all the beautiful scenery from the top, you will descend slowly back to the teahouse, where you will have a fulfilling lunch.

      Then, you will explore other highlights of the Gokyo Valley, including Gokyo villages. This is an amazing opportunity to interact with people living in the highest settlement area in Nepal.

    • Day10

      Trek To To Dole

      Gokyo Elevation: 4800 m

      Dole Elevation: 4200 m

      Trek Duration: 6 to 8 hours

      After spending an entire day exploring the Gokyo Valley, it is time to bid farewell to the shimmering Gokyo lakes and retrace your path back to Dole.

      The path from Gokyo to Dole is mostly downhill with some switchbacks. In the first leg of the day, you will walk through the glacial moraines of Ngozumpa glacier. The narrow trail will soon start to widen with distance views of Thamserku and Kantega. Moreover, you will encounter shrines, Chortern, and prayer flags on the route to Dole. Even though you may feel the exhaustion of trekking, the panoramic Himalayan views throughout the journey will somehow reduce your exhaustion.

      You will pass by several villages and settlement areas and make your way over the Dudh Koshi River Valley to finally return to the charming village of Dole. You can enjoy the sunset at Dole. Khumbiyela and Tawoche peak under the golden hues of the sun looks exceptionally beautiful from Dole.

      Usually, this itinerary in the Gokyo Valley revolves around the third lake, Gokyo Cho. However, if you think that you do not want to miss out on visiting the fourth and fifth lakes, then we can add an extra day for witnessing them.

    • Day11

      Trek To Namche Bazaar

      Dole Elevation: 4200 m

      Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3443 m

      Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

      Leaving the village of Dole behind, you will continue to retrace your trail. Today, your destination is the getaway of Everest, Namche Bazaar. After having breakfast in the morning, you will walk on the pasturelands and meadows, where you can witness yaks grazing during the spring seasons. Then, you will walk in the shade of rhododendrons, junipers, pines, and other coniferous trees before reaching Phortse Tenga. You will ascend alongside the Dudh Koshi River and cross Mong La Pass to arrive at Khumjung village. Making your way bypassing the village of Kunde, in no time, you will arrive at Namche Bazaar.

      Upon arriving at this bustling town, you will rest in a teahouse for a while. Then, you can stroll around the stone-paved alleyways and even visit the bakeries, souvenir shops, geas shops, cafes, and many more. You can use this spare time to devour the doughnuts and cakes, witnessing the views of snow-clad mountains. Additionally, you can buy some small yet unique things to take back home to relish your Gokyo Lake trek journey.

    • Day12

      Trek To Lukla

      Namche Bazaar Elevation: 3443 m

      Lukla Elevation: 2610 m

      Trek Duration: 6 hours

      Since today is your last day on the trails of the Gokyo Lake trek, make sure you enjoy it to the fullest today. Early in the morning, after having a fulfilling breakfast, you will kick off your trek on well-maintained stone-paved trails. After walking for almost an hour from the foothill of Namche, you will have a final look at Mount Everest. Capturing this last glimpse of mighty everest in your eyes, you will continue to take downhill on the stony route.

      Even though today's trek is all downhill, be prepared for some steep uphills too. Passing the villages and forests, you will soon reach the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park, where you can get your permits registered. Then, you will walk alongside the Dudh Koshi River to reach the hamlet of Phakding. During the final stretch of the trek, you will cross the Dudh Koshi River through suspension bridges and pass some more villages in the lower Khumbu region before arriving at Lukla.

    • Day13

      Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel with a free afternoon at leisure

      It is time to fly back to Kathmandu. So early in the morning, you will take a 35-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. This thrilling flight will be a wonderful memory as you will be soaring parallel to the Himalayan ranges like a bird. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your designated hotels.

      We have not scheduled any plans for you in the afternoon. So, it is up to you whether you want to rest in your hotel rooms or carry on with your individual activities. You can visit Ason, Indra Chowk, and Thamel to experience the vibe of bustling Kathmandu. You can also visit Nagarkot if you want to enjoy the beautiful sunset. So, you can choose what to do at your leisure on the thirteenth day.

    • Day14

      Depart Kathmandu For International Departure Homeward Bound

      After creating wonderful memories in Nepal by daring yourself with the Gokyo Lake trek, you will return back to your home and carry on with your daily activities. Despite being busy in your life, you will always cherish this accomplishment. So, by packing the memories, you will take an international flight to your home country. We hope that you are satisfied with our services.

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    Cost Details

    What's Included in Gokyo Lakes Trek

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Three nights standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Three meals a day(Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)during the trek.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House)accommodations throughout the trek.
    • All necessary paper works Sagarmatha National park Entry permit and Trekker’s  Information Management System(TIMS) permit.
    • Kathamandu-Lukla-kathmandu-flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
    • A highly experience,helpful knowledgeable, friendly, Englsh speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • Comprehensive medical supplies(first aid kit will be available)
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service(paid by your Travel Insurance  Company).
    • Use of sleeping bag,down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles(if you don’t have your own,need to return after trip completed).
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt.
    • Government taxes and official  expenses.
    • Gokyo lake trekking route map.
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.

    What's Excluded in Gokyo Lakes Trek

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
    • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • Porter needed ($220)
    • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek.
    • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
    • Kathmandu sightseeing optional tour cost $60 including Guide and driver.
    • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight.

    Departure Dates & Price

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    • Start Date26th Jul 2024
      End Date8th Aug 2024
      USD 1115Per person
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      End Date17th Aug 2024
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      End Date27th Aug 2024
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      End Date1st Sep 2024
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      End Date6th Sep 2024
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    • Start Date29th Aug 2024
      End Date11th Sep 2024
      USD 1115Per person
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      End Date15th Sep 2024
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      End Date18th Sep 2024
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      End Date21st Sep 2024
      USD 1115Per person
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      End Date24th Sep 2024
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      End Date26th Sep 2024
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    • Start Date14th Sep 2024
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    Trip Map

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    Gokyo Lakes Trek FAQS

    Essential Information

    Trek Grade

    Gokyo Lake Trek can be considered a moderately challenging trek that requires to cover a total of about 98 km in the duration of 2 weeks. Moreover, the path is rugged, with various steep ups and downs on difficult topography. You will be required to walk on the glacial moraines, which are full of boulders, stones, and scree. The meandering routes passing the verdant meadows and lush forest in an unfamiliar environment can be a huge difficulty factor in itself.

    Moreover, the Gokyo Lake trek demands approximately 6 to 8 hours of hiking daily to cover about 10 to 15 km per day. The back-and-forth ascent and descent can be physically taxing. Likewise, this trek will elevate you to a huge altitude of 5360 m at Gokyo Ri. The altitude sickness on a high-altitude trek can be vulnerable to trekkers. Even though the trek is categorized as moderately difficult, taking precautions and opting for safety measures can make this trek a lot more comfortable. Moreover, the Gokyo Lake trek offers you an incredible opportunity to surround yourself with mountains and witness the splendor of Gokyo Lakes.

    Is This Trek Suitable For Me?

    The Gokyo Lake trek may seem macabre to you. But once you overcome a few challenging elements, this trek is a breeze. To overcome those factors, you will need a good level of physical fitness with some mental resilience. Moreover, this trek does not require any prior experience, so even budding trekkers can attempt it.

    However, if you have some health issues relating to the heart, pulmonary, and joints, then we do not encourage you to embark on this trek. You can consult your doctors, and if they give you a green signal, then you can plan your Gokyo Lake trek.

    Necessary Preparations for Gokyo Lake Trek

    It is better to prepare yourself beforehand if you are planning to embark on the Gokyo Lake trek. You should at least target for having one month of physical training. Since the trek demands a good level of physical fitness, you should be consistent with the training sessions. Initially, you can go easy on yourself with some light exercises. However, as you progress with the sessions, you will need to advance your training too. So, try engaging in cardiovascular workouts and labor-intensive activities such as jogging, cycling, brisk walking, and running to increase your muscle strength and boost your stamina.

    If you are a novice trekker, then it is recommended to go to the high-altitude hikes so that you can have a general overview of the trek. This will skyrocket your confidence and make you comfortable with back and forth in the higher elevations.

    Preparing physically is not enough. You should prioritize preparing yourself mentally, too. Trekking can be taxing, so you have to build a strong mindset about completing the trek. You should not be intimidated by the difficulties factor but should have an agenda of fighting against the odds.

    Gokyo Lake trek can easily test your patience and wits, so you will need to maintain resilience and be calm in every situation. Additionally, you should be prepared for the long hours of walking along with limited services and amenities. Make sure that you do not keep unrealistic expectations about the trek, as high expectations can kill the joy of trekking if those expectations are not met.

    Do I Get Guides and Porters?

    Yes, under this 14-day Gokyo Lake trek package, you will get an experienced and knowledgeable guide who will help you throughout the journey. They can act as the mediator between you and the local people. Moreover, they are well trained in basic first aid, so, in case of emergencies, they can give you immediate response. Furthermore, they will share with you various information on the history, culture, and traditions of the region to enhance your knowledge about the Khumbu region.

    Likewise, we will provide you with one friendly and experienced porter for two trekkers. They will carry the weight of your luggage and equipment and ease out your trek.

    Travel Insurance

    Trekking to higher altitudes is full of risk. So, it is mandatory to carry travel insurance, which will mitigate the risk and share the financial burden with the insurer. Moreover, your travel insurance policy shall cover all your medical expenses, evacuation costs, hospital bills, and air ambulance. It is recommended to add the clause of cancellation since this will give you flexibility in your plans in case you have to cancel your trek due to any reason.

    Accommodations and Meals

    The Gokyo Lake trek takes you away from the crowded trail of the Everest base camp. So, you can expect a moderate level of facilities and services alongside the trails.

    Accommodations

    Teahouses and lodges are the common form of accommodation in the Gokyo Lake trek. You will be offered a twin-sharing room, which will have two or three adjacent beds. Those beds will be fully equipped with mattresses, pillows, and blankets. You can find the attached western-style bathroom at the lower altitude, but as you incline to higher elevations, you will have to adapt to the squat-style bathroom under the shared vicinity.

    Meals

    This package includes all 3-time meal facilities in the teahouses and lodges. However, it will not include the bar and bottled drinks along with the additional amenities of recharging, Wi-Fi, and a hot shower.

    For breakfast, you can expect oatmeal, congee, soups, pancakes, cornflakes, french toast, Sel roti, paratha, Puri Tarkari, puddings, etc.

    Likewise, for dinner and lunch, you can expect Daal Bhaat Tarkari, different khana sets, dumplings, momo, dhindo Gundruk, Rildok, Pasta, spaghetti, macaroni with cheese, etc.

    Altitude Sickness and How to Deal With It?

    The percentage of oxygen in the air decreases with a rise in altitude. So, when trekkers come in contact with a lower level of oxygen without adapting their bodies to such thin air, then they will suffer from the pathological effect called altitude sickness. Usually, trekkers can suffer from altitude sickness above 3000 m from the sea level. Headache, nausea, shortness of breath, vomiting, insomnia, etc., are the common symptoms of altitude sickness.

    To avoid altitude sickness, it is very important to acclimatize properly. Our package includes the acclimatization days in which you will be going to the short hikes to adapt your body to the lower oxygen level. Moreover, it is recommended to skip hard drinks and excessive consumption of tea and coffee since it will hinder your acclimatization process.

    Furthermore, it is very important to stay hydrated throughout the trek. You shall intake about 3 to 4 liters of water along with other fluids. Additionally, you should not skip meals. The staple food for Nepalese is Daal Bhaat Tarkari, which can be considered a balanced diet. So, you can try the motto of “Daal Bhaat power 24 hours”, to replenish your energy during the Gokyo lake trek.

    Since the effect of altitude sickness can be gone in one to three days. It is important for you to carry medicines like Diamox to reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness. Likewise, you will need to take this trek at a slow pace by taking short breaks.