Gokyo Lake Trek is an attractive trekking destination in Everest Region of Nepal offers to explore Gokyo valley with numerous numbers of lakes as well as interesting ascend towards Gokyo Ri view point to have magnificent views of world’s well recognized mountains such as Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8481m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m and many more. The trek also offers exploring the traditional and cultural Sherpa villages, explore one of the largest glaciers in Nepal named Ngozumpa glacier. The trek is a great choice of such trekkers who really does not want to walk through one of the busiest route of Everest Base Camp Trekking.
A professionally organized Gokyo Lake Trek with Junket Nepal Pvt. Ltd. embarks with a wonderful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, an entrance of Everest region adventure trips. Then we continue ascend to Phakding & Namche Bazaar, following zigzag ascends, passing numerous numbers of mani walls, walk through pine forests and short glimpse of Mt. Everest and Lhotse before reaching at Sherpa Kingdom of Namche. We will make a day acclimatization and excursion at Namche Bazaar to be safe from altitude problem before heading towards further high altitudes. While making a worthy rest day, we will hike up to Syangboche view point from where we can have great views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and many other high peaks. Leaving Namche Bazaar, our route splits out from Everest Base Camp Trek and start following Kumjung to Dole and Machhermo. Along the route, we have excellent views of Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Kantega, Amadablam, Cho Oyu, and other peaks, also explore some chortens, prayers flags, passes through juniper bushes, rhododendron and birch filled forests. After Machhermo, we make further ascend towards Gokyo Lake by exploring the largest Ngozumpa glacier in a route. We make a day excursion to explore the surroundings of Gokyo Valley and next early in the morning we ascend to Gokyo Ri 5340m – the highest point of our Gokyo Lake Trek to have tantalizing sunrise view over the world’s well known mountain ranges. While concluding the Gokyo Lake Trek with Junket Nepal Pvt.Ltd. then we will continuously back to Lukla via the same route and fly back to Kathmandu.
Trekking preparation and Physical Condition:
Physical Fitness is an important part to have trekking adventure in Nepalese Himalayas. To be fully prepared to gain lifetime experience of walking in the mountains, explore Himalayan vista with combined cultural experience can accomplished by exploit inspired adventure seekers who can walk 4 to 6 hours ascends and descends per day. We generally prefer short and easy trek for first time trekkers and moderate to adventurous trekking for experienced trekkers as per preferences.
Preparation for trekking has not any hard and fast rules and regulations. We recommend all trekkers to maintain their physical fitness level a couple of months before the trek. The fitness activities might be jugging, walk through steps (Uphill and Downhill), join a fitness club etc. while achieving the adventure experience of trekking, physical fitness as well as mental fitness plays vital role, every trekkers should also have to be mentally prepared.
Accommodation and Meals during the Trek:
Almost popular trekking regions in Nepal are filled with sophisticated tea house lodges which offer standard room accommodation and hygienic foods. Every trekker can choose varieties of foods; Nepali, Continental, Indian etc from the menu. Apart from the popular trekking routes where the tea houses are not available, we will provide camping accommodation and prepare meals by our team members. In cities, you can choose any (non star to 5 star categorized) hotel to stay before/after begin the trip as per your budget and requirement.
Grades of Trekking:
A Himalayan country Nepal amazingly presents several world’s high mountains including world’s top Mt. Everest, other mountains above 8000m from sea level and several snow-capped peaks. Grades of trekking determines as per altitude level, duration of the trek, level of difficulties, wilderness in trails and many more factors. Basically we classify the grades as; Easy, Moderate, Strenuous & Adventurous. Easy trekking is suitable for beginners, and gradually all grades trails offers unique taste of adventure for all adventure seeking trekkers.
High Altitude Sickness:
High altitude Sickness is totally unusual and unexpected sickness which means effect of high altitudes while in a trekking. It attracts more if we ascend so quickly in the mountains. As we know that prevention is better than cure, we don’t have to gain altitudes too quickly, acclimatize with altitude by slow and steady walk with numbers of reserve days would be a good idea.
The symptoms of high altitude sickness are; loss of appetite, sleep disturbance, difficult to pass urine, headache, irregular breathing, Nausea, mild weakness, hands and face swelling etc.
In case of such sickness while you are in mountain with our team, every trekker needs to follow the instructions provided by your guide, guides from Junket Nepal (P) Ltd always are well aware about such sickness and basic treatment procedure. Immediately descend from the altitude is one of the major treatment of high altitude sickness. Drink a lot of water, take some garlic soup, you may also take Diamox 250mg and other modes of cure. If the situation would be out of control situation with serious sickness, we will arrange immediate emergency evacuation by horse or helicopter depending upon the situation.
Best Season for Trekking:
Generally 2 seasons in an annual year are considered as a peak season of trekking and mountaineering in Nepal which are autumn – September, October & November and spring – March, April & May. During the season view of mountain will be clear. Some adventure seekers who want to walk not facing other large groups, peaceful environments can also choose December – February. June-August months are monsoon season which ruins long trekking trips but one can choose short hiking trips.
Types of Trekking:
Types of trekking can be categorized in 2 different parts;
I) Tea house trekking; Available in several popular trekking regions of Nepal. This type or trek generally operated by using tea house lodges for meals and accommodations during the entire trekking. Tea house lodges are not well sophisticated as hotels and resorts in cities but they provide simply the best services and facilities.
II) Camping Trekking; Required to set up tented camps for the less beaten trekking regions where those tea house lodges are not available. During the camping trek, our crew team will carry all camping equipment’s, meals and essentials.
Trekking permits are essential before entering into every trekking trails. Your trip detail should have to be registered. Types of trekking permits are as follows:
I) TIMS (Trekkers Information Manual System): It is required for your safety provided by an umbrella organization of trekking agencies - Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN). It helps to keep record of every trekkers in mountains and control illegal trekking operators by keeping your details (Name, Nationality, Date of Birth and Passport Number)
II) National Park/Conservation Area Permits: Every trekking trail are joined with at least one national park or conservation area project where we have to issue permit and have to pay certain royalty for Conservation area project. For example; Annapurna Conservation Area Project required for Annapurna region trekking, Sanagmatha National Park permit required for Everest region trekking etc.
III) Special Permits: It is compulsory for restricted area’s trekking in Nepal. Nepal government has listed some important trekking trails in their restricted area lists such as Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, Lower Dolpo, Manaslu Circuit, Makalu Circuit etc. such permits are need to be issued from department of immigration of Nepal. This permit’s royalty rates are generally higher than national park/conservation area fees and TIMS differ from season of trek and its duration. Please contact us for full extent of information about royalty lists for special permits.
Trekking Safety and Security:
Safety and security is one of the major factors while in Nepalese mountains for trekking adventure where we might face unusual sickness, problems, injury and so on. First of all be sure you have chosen best company for your trekking holiday that’s why you will get experienced and knowledgeable trekking staffs. Guidelines from trekking leader plays vital role to be safe from such unusual problems. We generally provide experienced guides who are well trained having high level of knowledge about altitude sickness and other possible problems as well as basic treatment procedure to be safe from the problems.
Our itinerary can be changed accordingly to your interest, duration and preference. If you want to do extra activities such as Mountain Flight, Jungle Safari, Sight Seeing, All Nepal Tours, Hotel Booking, Flight Ticket, Tourist Bus Ticket, Vehicle on Hire, Peak Climbing, Rafting, Paragliding. We are ready to serve you. We are always happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.