Gokyo Lake Trek:

 The Gokyo lake system is worlds highest fresh water system which has 19 lakes which is spread over an area of 485 acres lying between height  4,600m and 5,100 m (15,100 and 16,700 ft).

Gokyo valley is located in the west part of Khumbu and it is far less developed and crowded than its better known neighbour to the east. In fact, Gokyo valley has one traditional permanent settlement. It lies in Khumjung village Development Committee of Sagarmatha Zone. The main Lake of Gokyo Lake is Gokyo Cho which is also Know as "Dudh Pokhari" which means a lake of Milk in Nepali. Thonak cho is the largest Lake of Gokyo in size and like there are many other lakes. 

The lake is one of the holy lake for Hindu and Buddhist people. The hindu people take bath in the lake during Janai Purnima Festival.

Gokyo lake is one of the charm of Everest Region and famous among tourist.

Trip Informaton

Activities:

Trekking and Hiking

Departure:

Any day during season

Max Altitudes:

5550m at Kalapathar

Trip Duration:

20 days

Trip Grade:

Moderate High

Accommodation:

 Teahouse on trek, hotel in city

Meals:

Full board on trek, breakfast in city

Transportation:

Kathmandu-Lukla Flight 

Best Season:

September-November & March-May

Walking Hour

4-6hrs per day

Day 01

Arrive in Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel Welcome dinner in the evening.

Day 02

Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.

Day 03

Kathmandu - Lukla (2860m) - fly in the morning for 45 minutes then Commence trek to Phakding (2600m) - 4 hours.

Day 04

Phakding - Namche Bazar (3446m) - 5/ hours.

Day 05

Namche Bazar, one-day rest for acclimatization.Acclimatization is important before trekking higher, and this is a scheduled stop, which will allow you to gradually become used to the effects of altitude - the lower pressure and the thinner air. You can spend the day by taking a side trip to Thami or Khumjung, by visiting the National Park Visitor Center on the hill above Namche or by simply resting and browsing in the shops in the town. Namche is a fascinating place simply to 'hang out' and take in the culture of the mountains, from the trading of visiting Tibetans to the stories of departing mountaineers.

Day 06

Namche Bazar - Tengboche (3867m) - 6 hours.

Day 07

Tengboche - Dingboche (4343m) - 6 hours.Descend from Tengboche and cross the Imja Khola, then side hills gradually to Pangboche. An interesting Gompa site above the main village. The trekker is the midst of the Himalayas here with spectacular views all around. Dingboche lying in a shelter spot above the Imja Khola is generally more attractive. It is however note that Himalayan Rescue Association has their aid post at Pheriche.

Day 08

Dingboche - Lobuche (4930m) - 5½ hours.

Day 09

Lobuche - Gorakhshep (5200m) - 4 hours.

Day 10

Gorakhshep - Kalapathar (5545m) or Everest Base camp 5357m - Lobuche - 6 hours.Start early in the morning to get Kalapathar. This is the place from where you can see the wide view of the Everest. Your dream will come true here.

Day 11

Gorakhsep - Labuche

Day 12

Lobuche to Dzongla (4600m)The trail goes uphill through rocky path.

Day 13

Dzongla to Gokyo

Day 14

Gokyo(4750m) - Gokyo Ri The path goes through rocky stones to reach to Gokyo lake . possibly to climb Gokyo peak in afternoon.

Day 15

Gokyo - Dole

Day 16

Dole - Namche

Day 17

Namche - Phakding

Day 18

Phakding-Lukla (2860m) - 3 hours, reconfirm the flight tickets.

Day 19

Fly to Kathmandu for 45 minutes from Lukla.

Day 20

Free day in Kathmandu

Day 21

Departure

Cost Includes:

• All airport/hotel transfers
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• All accommodation and meals during the trek
• All Ground Transportation according to the Itinerary.
• An experienced English-speaking trek guide, assistant trek guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
• Salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging of Guide,Assi. Guide & Porter
• Duffel bag (if needed)
• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
• A comprehensive medical kit
• All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

• Nepal Visa fee
• Airport departure tax
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Excess baggage charges
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Beverage( soft drink and other hard drink)
• Tips for guides and porters

Pre Departure Planning

Trekking in Nepal is a unique experience. So, to get maximum enjoyment you should be physically and mentally prepared. During the trek, you might have to hike approximately 5-6 hours almost everyday or 500-600m uphill or downhill. So, preparation should commence months before-walking, jogging, hiking and physical training would be very helpful. To learn more about trekking pre fitness consult our trekking fitness expertise http://www.trekprepfitness.com.au/

Food and accommodation

Meals will be provided by NEAT during the whole trek as per your service besides mentioned in city. We offer open and the choice menu in the tea house where you can select the food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our guide will recommend or take you to the guest houses which serve the hygienic and nutritious food and best accomodation. Snacks, bottle drinks including mineral water and alcohol are not included in price.

Trekking group

It would be easy for you if you have your own group if not also we can arrange a group trek according to your request. You would be joining the group in Kathmandu. If you want to have a solo trip then we are always ready to help you again with single supplement charge. We try our best to make your comfortable holiday in the beauty of Gokyo Region.

Trekking guide and porters

Trekking guide are very responsible person who will assist you in your whole trek. They have a very broad knowledge about geography, Flora, Fauna, culture, himalayas and trails. Trekking guide will assist and brief all your questions and confusion during trek. The company will provide you the best and authorized guide to make your holiday. Potters are very strong and poor Nepali people who will carry all your baggage wherever you go. Don’t Forget to tip them for their service.

Acclimatization

When NEAT plan your itinerary, we take everything into consideration about the altitude and other factors to minimize the chance of getting AMS.

Altitude gains-your trek is designed to gain around 600 meters (vertical) altitude daily.

Acclimatization - rest days are included in itinerary to help your body adjust to new altitude.

Each trekker must accept responsibility and trek slowly - observe the steps at which the porters and guide walks. There are no worthwhile prizes for getting to destination in record time - generally AMS.

Treatment: Mild symptoms - staying at same altitude may resolve symptoms. If there is no improvement, descend to lower level.

Severe (HAPE + HACE) - descend immediately, as failure to do so could result in death. If symptoms persist you may need to be carried to nearest medical facility or evacuated by helicopter.

Travel Insurance 

We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. This comprehensive travel insurance provides coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay, medical expenses and emergency assistance.

Climate and Weather of Nepal

Climate in Nepal is diversified depends on season. From the low level to highest point of the World, it starts from hot to cold region from South to North. You can travel Nepal in any season but the best time to visit in Gokyo Region is autumn & spring. If you are in autumn the weather is perfect and sky is crystal clear but in spring the weather seem little cloudy but the full blossoming Rhododendrons are awesome. In Summer visibility is poor and there is less chances to see the himalayas and in winter it is very cold in mountain but still possible to do this trip.

Nepalese Visa Requirements And Process

Before you travel to Nepal please check your passport and validity date. Passports must have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trek. During booking, it is necessary to send us the passport copy. To travel in Nepal, you will require a visa which you can obtained from Nepalese Embassy at your country or you can get on arrival visa at the TIA airport in Kathmandu.

Here is general list of Nepalese visa fee as below and for more detail visit http://immi.gov.np/

Cost to be levied while issuing tourist visa by the Mission or entry point:  

• US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
Notwithstanding anything written in above, no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days.

Trekking Permits and Entry Charge

While you travel Gokyo Region, you need to obtain the  entry permits and TIMS permit. All the applicable permits and entry fees are including on the given cost except personal contribution and donations. In case of extra charge and payment, the agency will inform you.

Trekkers health and medical information

Trekkers health is very important for the tour operator as we should know your health condition before making reservation with us. To do this trek, the trekkers should have good fitness and require great stamina and good health. All our Trekking guide and potter are insurance before trekking. For the medical information you should contact your medical consult before planning your trip to Nepal.

Environmental & social concerns

NEAT is highly aware with Environmental concern and keep right ecological system. There shouldn’t be awful impact while you travel around the Gokyo Region. So, we involve some campaign of cleaning trekking trails, works with KEEP project etc.

Booking procedure

Support the local company and the money directly goes to local community which helps to improve the economic condition of developing countries. Please contact us via e-mail or phone to check the availability and possibilities to book the trip in your date. We will gladly answer your each quires promptly so that you can make your decision faster.

 

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TRIP PHOTOS

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    Gokyo Lake (4770m.)

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    Mt. Everest

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    Tangboche

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    Somare

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    Mt. everest and Mt. Nuptse

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    Namche

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