Exploring the Turquoise Jewels of Nepal's Gokyo Lakes
12 Days | 11 Night
As well as trekking to the six glacial-fed Gokyo Lakes, trekkers can include a climb to the top of Gokyo Ri, which is at the same altitude as Everest Base Camp. You will enjoy mesmerizing views of Everest and other very high mountains and glaciers. This trekking route provides a lot of variety: views of the bright turquoise high-altitude lakes, Ngozumpa glacier (the largest glacier in the Himalayas), and views across to Everest as well as other 8,000 meter-plus mountains from the top of Gokyo Ri (Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu).
Local transfers for your international flight x 2 (arrival/departure)
Local transfers for your domestic flight x 2
Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu Flight
Sightseen at Kathmandu
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and Local Entry Permits
Guide for 11 days
Porter for 10 days
3 nights’ accommodation in a Kathmandu hotel (Bodhi Boutique or similar)
8 night accommodation in mountain teahouses
Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff
3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner) and 4 Hot drinks with open menu during the trek
All government Tax
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Personnel expenses of any kind and travel insurance
International Flight ticket
BEST TIME TO VISIT
September to November
The autumn season in Nepal lasts from September to November, and it is considered the best time to visit Gokyo Lake. During these months, the weather is usually dry, with clear blue skies and comfortable temperatures, making it ideal for trekking and other outdoor activities. The foliage also turns a lovely golden color, adding to the natural beauty of the area.
March to May
The spring season in Nepal lasts from March to May, and it is another excellent time to visit Gokyo Lake. The weather is warm and sunny during these months, and the trees and flowers are in full bloom, creating a vibrant and colorful landscape. The trails are dry, making it easier to trek, and the clear skies provide excellent visibility for admiring the lake and surrounding mountains.
Gokyo Lake Trek is easy, intermediate or Hard?
Depending on the route and itinerary, the Gokyo Lake Trek is classified as moderate to strenuous. The trek consists of several days of hiking at high altitudes with some steep ascents and descents. Trekkers must be physically fit and have prior experience trekking at high altitudes. The trek's highest point, Gokyo Ri, is at an elevation of 5,357 meters (17,575 feet), and trekkers must acclimate properly to avoid altitude sickness. Depending on the itinerary, the trek can last anywhere from 10 to 16 days.
Is there any age restriction to trek Gokyo Lake?
The age limit for the Gokyo Lake Trek in Nepal is not specified. However, due to the high altitude and difficult terrain, trekkers should be in good physical condition and have prior trekking experience. Children under the age of 12 are generally not advised to trek at high altitude due to the risk of altitude sickness, and elderly people over the age of 70 may face additional challenges due to age-related health concerns. Before embarking on a high-altitude trek, it is always advisable to consult with a doctor to ensure that you are physically fit enough to complete the journey.
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