Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is classical trekking in Khumbu region. Gokyo valley trek or Gokyo Lake view trek ultimately takes you to the mesmerizing Gokyo Valley where trekkers find themselves truly blessed with nature. The calm and tranquil Gokyo lake is at the center of the highlight of this trek. Situating in the most popular region, Khumbu region. Everest Gokyo Lake And Gokyo Ri Trekking let the travelers experience the inexperienced in their life. Besides that, this trek not only lets you witness the enthralling serene lakes in Gokyo but also the spectacular views of snow-capped mountains above 8000 meters.
Hence the Valley and Everest Gokyo Lake Trek offer probably the most astonishing views of the mountains. So the mountains like the world’s tallest majestic mountain giants Mt. Everest, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Makalu, and Mount Lhotse and even more mountain view in the panorama.
Namche Bazar, the gateway of Khumbu region is considered a tourist hub. And it is the Tibetan trade market where acclimatization takes place. The day you will spend to have sightseeing around the Bazar. Especially, this day you will spend to experience the local culture and capturing mountain views.
Hence After the accomplishment of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek, some adventure enthusiasts venture to Chola Pass and ultimately they will get to EBC and Kalapathar and some like to follow the same track to come back to Lukla.
Himalayan flora and faunas, Sherpa people and their unique culture, serene lakes in the lap of Himalayas, breath-taking views of the mountain above 8000 meters above are the major highlights of this trekking.
Commencing at Lukla, Gokyo valley trekking wraps at the same point. The veterans of Magic Expedition and Tour is always there to cater a world-class trekking package to Gokyo Valley.
‘Be a Part of the Heavenly Blessed valley with Serene Lake Encircled by awe-inspiring Mountain Giants’
- 15 Days
- 5360 m
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Tea House
- Autumn and Spring
The environment in the Everest region
The mountain of the Khumbu is so Large that they create their own local climate. As you climb through the hills, mixed deciduous forest and scattered rice terraces give way to pine forest, then rhododendrons, then scrub junipers, before finally, the only vegetation is low alpine shrubs and grasses. As you walk, scan the skies and the undergrowth for golden eagle and the spectacular Himalayan Monal ( Damphe or impeyan pheasant ) with its regal, shimmering green blue and purple plumage.
In the forested area around Namche Bazaar, Thame, Phortse, and Tengboche keep your eye peeled for Himalayan tahr and musk deer often spotted beside trails early in the morning. You may also hear the strange, hoarse call of the muntjak or barking deer. The predators of the Himalaya are rarely seen but they are out there – the Khumbu is home to both leopards and snow leopards.
When to trek?
It is theoretically possible to trek in the Khumbu year round, but flights are frequently cancelled in winter and during the monsoon because of the poor visibility at the lucky airport. The best weather is in autumn when the skies are clear and temperature at higher altitude are more bearable. However, the competition for the seat on planes and bed space in lodges can be intense. Spring is a calmer time to visit though cloud and rain become more frequent in the build-up to the monsoon. The most serious obstacle to trekking in winter is the cold. Days can be perfectly comfortable, but the mercury plummets as soon as the sun sinks behind the mountain. At some time during the season from October to March, there is certain to be a storm or two that will blanket the countryside with snow.
Permits and Regulation
You must take two kinds of permit for regular trekking in Everest region. One permit is for Loyalty of Sagarmatha National Park. We must take it from the Tourism board of Nepal for the sector of regular trekking in Everest region. Another permit is TIMS ( Travel Information Management System). That is to records all the trekker profile by the tourism board of Nepal.
There are two ways for the trekking in the Everest region. One way is to directly fly from Kathmandu to The luckla and start your trek from Lukla. So When you fly from Lukla you can complete Everest Base camp within 14 Days. And another way is Take a bus to Kathmandu to Bandar and start trekking from the Jiri / Bandar. If you follow this route you can complete Everest Base Camp in 18 to 19 Days.
The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveller will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhoea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above-mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.
It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you have suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur. Many standards policy cover you for trekking to high altitudes, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Ensure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.
Teahouse trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.
Carrying my stuff when trekking?
We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance with the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general, 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuff that is not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.
Can I drink the tap water?
We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:
1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chlorine tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetizing, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavor.
How old does a trekker have to be to go trekking?
All trekkers under 18 must be accompanied by a friend/family member who is over 18 years of age.
Moderate to strenuous treks: minimum age is 14
Easy treks: minimum age is 12-11
Festivals In Solu Khumbu.
Along with the connection of Tibetan Buddhism and the Lunar Calendar of the Tibetan, there is four major festival in Solu Khumbu.
- Tibetan New Year or Gyalpo Losar: This festival is usually held in the late February or early March which is celebrated with the masked dance performances at the end of the 12th month of the Tibetan Calendar.
- Buddha Jayanti: The festival falls normally in May on the full moon of the fourth Tibetan month. This Buddha Jayanti is also known as Saga Dawa and it celebrates the birthday of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha with parades stupas and Gompas and the lighting of butter lamps at sacred sites.
- Mani Rimdu: This a famous Sherpa festival which is celebrated normally in October and November at the monasteries of Tengboche, at Thame in May and at Chiwang or near Phaplu at November or December. During the festival, monks don elaborate mask and costumes and perform ritualistic charm dances that symbolize the triumph of Buddhism over Bon. The ancient animistic religion of Tibet. At this festival sherpas from all over the Khumbu flock to attend the spectacle and the final evening turns into the Sherpa equivalent of an all-night rave.
- Dumje: This festival largely celebrates at Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, Khumjung and Thame for the birth of Guru Rinpoche who introduced Buddhism to Tibet.
Supplies and Equipment :
If you forgot anything like cell batteries, sun-creams, film, memory cards, sleeping bags, down jacket, Trekking shoes, sunglasses, to bring you can buy or rent in Kathmandu and in Namche Bazaar. It will be cost depending on the quality you will buy or rent.
What to Take During Trekking?
|Trekking Boot: one Pair||Down or Fiber filled water and windproof jacket and trouser: 1|
|Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1||Fleece Jacket / Pullover: 1|
|Warm cotton trousers: 2|
|Down Jacket: 1||Shirt and T-shirts: 4|
|Day Pack at Least 25 kg||Lightweight cotton long trouser :3|
|Water Bottle 1||Long underwear: 2, Short underwear: 4|
|Sun Cream 1||Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1|
|Sun Glass 1||Lightweight gloves: 1, Raincoat:1|
|Towel||Heavyweight glove or mitten with a waterproof: 1|
|Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.|
|Laundry soap||NoteBook and Pen|
|Pocket Knife||Toilet articles|
|Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards and Personal Medical Kit.||Toilet Roll|