The Gokyo Lakes Trek is offered by Ammonite Adventure. Details on this Gokyo Lakes Trek page are for information gathering only to better help plan your trip. The information may change without notice due to weather conditions, political unrest or any number of other reasons.
- Trip Code: GOK19
- Duration: 19 Days
- Trip Level: Strenuous
- Max Altitude: 5,550m / 17,769 ft
- Starts at: Kathmandu
- Ends at: Kathmandu
- Best Season: February to June & September to December
- 1st Day Arrival in Kathmandu
- 2nd Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting
- 3rd Day Bus from Kathmandu to Salleri
- 4th Day Drive to Nunthala – Trek to Paiyun
- 5th Day Paiyun – Phakding
- 6th Day Phakding – Namche Bazaar
- 7th Day Acclimatization Day Namche Bazaar
- 8th Day Namche Bazaar – Tengboche
- 9th Day Tengboche – Dingboche
- 10th Day Dingboche – Nangkartshang Peak
- 11th Day Nangkartshang – Lobuche
- 12th Day Lobuche – Everest Base Camp – Gorak Shep
- 13th Day Gorak Shep – Kala Patthar – Pheriche
- 14th Day Pheriche – Namche Bazaar
- 15th Day Namche Bazaar – Lukla
- 16th Day Lukla – Khari Khola
- 17th Day Khari Khola – Nunthala
- 18th Day Bus to Kathmandu
- 19th Day Leisure day in Kathmandu
Included In Package
- An experienced local guide including their food, accommodation and insurance.
- One porter per two trekkers including their food, accommodation and insurance.
- Transport to Salleri, Nunthala and back to Kathmandu.
- Twin share accommodation at tea house while on trek including all meals.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
- Permits to enter National Parks
- Nepal Government Tourism Levy charge
Not Included In Package
- Flight tickets related to international travel.
- Food during your stay in Kathmandu (except breakfasts).
- Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
- Your travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips to guide and porter.
Gokyo Lakes Trek Description
The Gokyo Lakes 19 day trek takes you to see the bluest of blue waters that make up the Gokyo Lakes system. Gokyo Lakes system lays within the Solukhumbu District in Sagarmatha Zone in north-eastern Nepal.
The Gokyo Lakes is a system made up of 19 individual lakes taking up 196.2 ha / 485 acres. The largest of the lakes is Thonak Cho followed by Gyazumpa Cho.
Both Hindus and Buddhists consider the Gokyo Lakes as sacred. During the festival of Janai Purnima Hindus bathe in the lakes during the month of August each year. 7,000 tourists visit the Gokyo Lakes every year on average.
The Greatest Diversity
Gokyo Lakes is one of the best trekking to be a part of as it gives the chance to experience the diverse landscapes changing into pastures, ridges, narrow cliffs, and steep climbing trails. Not only that, you can witness the sky high mountain peaks, snow-capped mountains and hills, the glaciers, and the best view from the view point Gokyo Ri.
The view of the highest mountain of the world Mt. Everest and the sister peaks like Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu from Gokyo-Ri is world class and heavenly. The sights of Gokyo valley has a collection of stoned houses and meadows on the shore of a great lake, Dudh Pokhari and the massive Ngozumpa glacier.
Gokyo Lakes Trek Level
Gokyo Lakes Trek is considered Strenuous. A good level of cardiovascular fitness and some trekking experience is strongly advised.
In a scale of 1 to 10, the Gokyo LakesTrek 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.
Your safety and the safety of the support team safety of everyone on the trek is our highest concern and like all strenuous treks, the Gokyo Lakes Trek is treated 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 »