- Trip Code: MPE18
- Duration: 18 Days
- Trip Level: Strenuous
- Max Altitude: 6,654m / 21,825 ft
- Starts at: Kathmandu
- Ends at: Kathmandu
- Best Season: March to June & September to November
- Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 2 Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting
- Day 3 Morning Flight to Lukla – Trek to Chutok
- Day 4 Chutok – Pangkongma
- Day 5 Pangkongma – Kurke
- Day 6 Kurke – Thuli Kharka
- Day 7 Thuli Kharka – Khothey
- Day 8 Khothey – Tangnag
- Day 9 Acclimatization and Rest Day at Tangnag
- Day 10 Tangnag – Khare
- Day 11 Khare – High Camp
- Day 12 Summit Mera Peak – return to Khare
- Day 13 Spare day for the climb in case of a bad weather
- Day 14 Khare – Khothey
- Day 15 Khothey – Thuli Kharka
- Day 16 Thuli Kharka – Lukla
- Day 17 Morning Flight to Kathmandu
- Day 18 Leisure Day in Kathmandu
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up.
- Standard twin share accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private guide & car.
- Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners during the trek.
- Guesthouses / Tea Room accommodation during the trek.
- Local licensed English speaking guide.
- Climbing Sherpa from Yala Peak Base Camp to the Summit and back.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage and equipment during the trek.
- Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance, Equipment and Medical for all staff.
- Langtang Conservation Area Park permits.
- Yala Peak Climbing Permit.
- Kathmandu – Syabru Besi & Syabru Besi – Ktm Bus tickets.
- Lunch and Dinners while in Kathmandu.
- Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Nepal entry visa.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
- Personal trekking Equipment.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.
The Gokyo Lakes 16 Day Trek is an alternative to the 18 day trek. This trek is in an anti-clockwise route designed for those who are less experienced. This trek is a little less strenuous than the 18 day version.
If you are planning on doing this trek in March, April or May, you will almost certainly see expedition groups at Everest Base Camp preparing to ascend the Everest Summit.
Gokyo Lakes Trek Level
Gokyo Lakes 16 Day Trek is considered Strenuous and a good level of fitness and trekking experience is strongly advised.
In a scale of 1 to 10, the Gokyo Lakes 16 Day Trek is rated 8. You will spend a number of nights sleeping at altitudes above 13,000ft (4000m) so you must be willing and able to rough it as most creature comforts are back in Kathmandu.
The safety of the support team and yours on every trek is our highest concern. All treks, strenuous, Demanding and Easy are all treated and planned as an expedition.
The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).
AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.
All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »