Trekking to Everest Gokyo Lake is one of the best trekking in Nepal, it is a moderate trek beginning from Lukla. The main highlighted feature of the Gokyo Lake is its location which is a magical place that is residing in the foothills of Himalayas and is full of blue glacier lakes dominated by Himalayas of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Mount Cho- Oyu in a single line.
We trek per day between 4 to 8 hours it’s depending on the walk, we can always tailor the date to you and your needs. While trekking with Happyland Treks we recommends you to drink 3 to 5 liters water per day. Water is known to help when combating mountain altitude sickness.
During the trek almost every village you will have access to boiled purified drinking water, bottle of water and hot water for the drink which is cost started from 100 – 500 rupee per liters depends where you are.
For the shower cold shower is free but we are not recommends cold shower during the trek because it cold up there, so it’s better to have hot shower which is possible by Gas Geysers or Hot Bucked and prices started from 200 – 500 rupee per head. For the camera/mobile battery we always recommends you bring some extra batteries if possible, you can have Mobile/Camera Battery charge almost every tea house the places where you staying in the night and it cost 200 – 500 per battery charge.
When trekking you will go through terrain that can be flat, downhill uphill and at points with lots of stairs.
We are always there to help and support you and your journey. Learning about local culture and their Sherpa people. Visiting Gomba, monastery, prayer flag and prayer wells. Reaching to Gokyao Ri 5357m. During the trip we will sleep at a maximum altitude of 4800m. (Gokyao) Small domestic flight to Lukla-Tenjin Hilari Airport, Khumbu District. Mt Everest 8848m. Highest point on the earth.
Mt. Everest knows as three different name as:
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel and over night in Kathmandu preparation for trekking.
Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) by flight 40, minutes. Breakfast in Lukla followed by trek to Phakding (2610m).
Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar rest, chilling, exploration and enjoying the view
Trek Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810m)
Trek Phorse to Machhermo (4470m)
Trek Machhermo to Gokyao (4800m)
Acclimatization day at Gokyao Valley exploring around and Gokyao Ri hiking (5357m) over night in Gokyao (4800m)
Trek Gokyao to Dole (4200m)
Trek Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m)
Morning flight back to Kathmandu (1336m) from Lukla
Departure to international airport or if you have few days extra in Kathmandu you can chill, do shopping or sightseeing etc.
We stay at the Tea house. Tea house trek basically means small hotel with cozy room established along the trekking route that provide room and food. Most of this established family owned and home cooked meals are serve as well as different type of food European and western food it’s bit of different but it’s good.
For all Trekking and Hiking trips we recommend you to be prepared and have the items from this list.
Sun hat / warm fleece hat / Sunglasses / Head torch / headband
Few pair of T-shirt / Cotton t-shirt / Light thermal / leggings
Fleece jacket / down jacket
Light weight walking pant / Hiking Shorts / Under garments
Inner Socks / Thick warm wool hiking socks / Comfortable Hiking boots / Sandals
Fleece Gloves / waterproof wind fleece gloves
Sleeping bag liner / Pancho rain cover / Trekking poles / Headlamps and spare batteries / camera batteries with chargers / watch with light alarm / Water bottle or Camel bag / money belt / Dry Packs
Toiletries and Personal Hygiene:
Shampoo / conditioner
Tooth brush and paste / Face and body moisturizer
Nail clippers file / Clothes washing shop
Toilet paper you can by more on a trek / hand sanitizer / Sunscreen / body high UV Protection.
See yours doctor for complete travel medical include High altitude medicine Diamox.
Mountain Altitude Sickness can affect anyone above 3000 meters. Altitude Sickness affects people regardless of sex, age and fitness. If you are showing signs of mountain altitude sickness your safety is our first priority and we will facilitate you getting down as fast as possible.
Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema (swelling of the brain)
Hape – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (fluids in the lungs)
Persistent severe headache, difficulty breathing, confused thinking, loss of appetite, rapid breathing or breathlessness at rest, vomiting,coughing up pink, brown or white sputum, sound of liquid in the lungs, blueness of face and lips, severe lethargy (not wanting to do anything), persistent bubbling cough, or persistent increased heart rate (110 per minute)
Prevention:- Drink plenty of water (not alcoholic beverage) and eat fruit – especially when crossing high pass.
Accommodation in Kathmandu is not included in this package and you will have to arrange accommodation for staying in Kathmandu yourself. Accommodation costs varies depending on the tourist season as well as the areas where you choose to stay. Our team members will be more than happy to help you and provide with assistance and guidance for booking accommodation or any other travel information related to your stay in Nepal.
This was my first trek in Nepal but I am already planning a second one next year. It has the most amazing sceneries and the friendliest people I’ve ever met, and there’s nothing like the view on Gokyo Lake and Mount Everest as a reward for one’s efforts. So
“Happy Happy ”
Had an amazing time on our trek. Our guide and porter Resham and Sambhu were fantastic and made a great team. It was my first visit to Nepal and I was touched by the scenery, the people and the tradition, I will definitely be back to see more. Thank you Happyland Treks.
“Amazing Gokyo lake with beautiful Himalaya views ”
After doing the Annapurna Circuit in 2016, my brother and I wanted something more challenging, so of course the Everest region was our choice. We didn’t want to go to the base camp, and wanted something a bit off the beaten tracks, so we went to Gokyo Lake. It turned out to be a great idea since it was actually quiet, with awesome views on the Everest. This trek is for trekkers with at least a little experience, since Gokyo is at 4800m. Climbing Gokyo Ri up to around 5300m was also part of the highlights of the experience and gave us the best view on both the lake and mountains.