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Gokyo Lake, also known as the oligotrophic lake is situated at the altitude of 4700m-5000m above the sea level. It is the highest lakes of fresh water with six other lakes among which Thonak is one of the largest lakes. Located in the northeastern region of Nepal, Gokyo Lake lies in Khumjung village of Solukhumbu district. This lake is scared for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is one of the most popular treks among other.

 

Gokyo lake trek is a short trek that leads you to the beautiful valley of Gokyo offering the magnificent views of great mountains, the largest Ngozumpa Glacier, famous Cho La pass, Gokyo RI and Kala Patthar along with the Everest base camp. The high lush valleys of Khumbu with rural civilization, colorful monasteries, and unbelievable kindness of Sherpa society, prayer flags, Namche Bazar, Sagarmatha national park and much more will be one of the mesmerizing memories of your trip. The valley is considered to be the hidden valley with a gorgeous blue lake in the lap of Himalaya.  Sensational views of array of high snowcapped mountains, dramatic landscapes, verdant high valleys, Buddhist culture, warm and friendly environment, and hospitality of high landlers, pristine lakes, and breathtaking views in the heart of world's heritage 'Sagarmatha National Park' are the key features of Gokyo lake Trek that will be your memorable experience. This area is blessed with the magnificent natural beauty of shimmering Lakes.

 

Gokyo Lake Trek is graded as one of the difficult and challenging treks suitable only for physically fit and experienced hikers who love the challenge and want to collect memorable experience in the field of the trek.   We reach the staggeringly beautiful Gokyo that offers the view of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Thamaseku, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Gokyo Peak and myriad giant peaks of the Khumbu region.

 

Gokyo lake trek is for the trekkers who wants to trek in high altitude to see the incredible biggest mountain on earth and can handle extreme cold climate. Exploring the stunning, turquoise Gokyo lakes, climbing Gokyo RI of Everest, outstanding views of planets most beautiful peaks are the special features of this trek. This trek will provide you full satisfaction as you will get a chance to experience the real adventure.

 

 

 

Outline Itinerary

 

Day 01:  Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

 

Day 02:  A full day tour of Kathmandu (The Capital City)

 

Day 03:  Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m), walking hours: 2-3 hours

 

Day 04:  Phakding to Namche Bazaar trekking (3440m), walking hours: 4-5 hours

 

Day 05:  Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3440m)

 

Day 06:  Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3500m), walking hours: 5-6 hours

 

Day 07:  Phortse Thanga to Machermo (4410m), walking hours: 5-6 hours

 

Day 08:  Machermo to Gokyo (4750m), walking hours: 4 hours

 

Day 09:  Gokyo Lake explore and trekking down to Dole (4090m), walking hours: 5-6 hours

 

Day 10:  Dole trekking down to Namche Bazaar (3440m), walking hours: 6-7 hours

 

Day 11: Back from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2652m), walking hours: 4-5 hours

 

Day 12:  Phakding trekking, back to Lukla (2,850), walking hours: 2-3 hours

 

Day 13:  Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

 

Day 14:  Rest and Spare Day in Kathmandu

 

Day 15:  Farewell Departure

 

Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at airport and transfer to your hotel. As you freshen up,you will be asked to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.

Day 2: A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square takes you to the ancient Nepalese culture. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle.

Day 3: Flight from KTM to Lukla and trekking to Phakding (2652m) walking hours: 2-3 hours
Early morning we flight from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way you will have a view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We then take an easy walk for about two hours to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.

Day 4: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazzar (3440m) walking hours: 4-5 hours
From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north, meandering through the pines, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. Beginning with a slight climb to Jhorsalle, the trail passes waterfalls and other culturally and naturally occurring items of interest. Villages are interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Magnolia and fir. Along the way to you will be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kangru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). A steep climb up to the beautiful village of Namche bazaar (3440m) will afford you further spectacular views and a comfortable place to spend the second night of the trek.

Day 5: Acclimatization day in Namche
Set in a natural amphitheatre looking across to the jagged ridge of Kongdi Ri(6187m), Namche Bazzar is one of the most attractive settlements in the khumbu region. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude before heading off. We will have a full day rest so that we won't face any problem ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You have full day leisure for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kwangde and so on.

Day 6: Namchebazaar to Phortse Thanga (3500m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
Our trek follows on the gradual trail continues overlooking magnificent view of the great Himalaya. Along the way we can enjoy wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Khumjung. The trail descends slightly towards the Sanasa and then ascends up to Mongla (4000m) from where glimpses of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Mt. Khumbila are awesome. Sherpa regard Mt. Khumbila (5761m) as sacred mountain of the patron god of the Khumbu area. Descending to Dudhkosi Khola (3250 m), we cross a bridge and again trek up passing the rhododendron forest, a host for Himalayan wild deer and musk deer. We arrive at Phorse Thanga which is just under the snow dusted peaks of Tawoche and Cholaste. It can be best place for our camping.

Day 7: Phortse Thanga to Machermo (4410m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
The trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. On our way wild lives like pheasants, mountain goats and the mysterious musk deer are amazing. Offering us good views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku, the trail takes us through many summer settlements and a charming hamlet of Luza (4360 m). We will work across a rocky terrain scattered with a few dwarf rhododendrons also where small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The Dudh Koshi valley feels deep like a canyon with its sheer sides. Walking along the hill side above thundering Dudkoshi passing through some small hamlets and through sandy spurs, we reach Machhermo. The beautiful stream flowing down from the Kyajo RI and Phari Lapche mountains runs through the middle of village before draining into the Dudh Koshi. Most probably we will be here by our lunch.

Day 8: Machermo to Gokyo (4750m) walking hours: 4 hours
Today, we climb through a ridge Chorten from where we can see remarkable view of both down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Pangka (4480 m) after some gentle walk. After crossing an iron bridge over an stream the trial levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone.The second lake, Taboche Tsho mesmerizes us by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little we reach the third lake, called Dudh Pokhari, linked by a surging stream to the previous one. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain. Above the lake provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, cholatse and Tawache. Stay over night in a tea house lodge.

Day 9: Gokyo Lake  explore and trekking down to Dole (4090m) walking hours: 5-6 hours
Spend a day in Gokyo strolling around the lakes and hiking up to some of the mountain viewpoints nearby. Start your trek in morning and get to steep climb of about 30min to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. View the Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. Definitely we would not miss the chance to observe the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). From where you will have a magnificent view of highest peaks, from the west to east are Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m) and further way Makalu.

At afternoon trek down to Dole. It is possible to climb a ridge behind Dole for an even greater view of the valley.

Day 10: Dole trekking down  to Namche Bazaar (3440m) walking hours: 6-7 hours
The trail first descends steeply out of the valley through beautiful rhododendron forests. We arrive in Phortse Thanga and crossing the river over a suspension bridge. We ascend up a sandy slope to the Dudh Kosi River. The route ascends to the valley of Dudh Koshi and down to Khumjung. Finally we reach the Namche valley

Day 11: Namche Bazaar trekking back to Phakding (2652m) walking hours: 4-5 hours
The descent from Namche to the Dudh koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. The trail descends over the ridge past rocky cliffs and scattered pines to the tiny village of Tokthok. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places massive impact on the knees. Once you cross the high suspension bridge, the path runs mostly level. We will work though rhododendron and pine forests with the view of distance snow covered peak before arriving Phakding. Phakding is a crowed place but better for your overnight settlement

Day 12: Phakding trekking back to Lukla (2,850) walking hours: 2-3 hours
It will be just a 3 hr easy and gentle trail back to Lukla.Thetrail drops steeply and runs level through out the day.Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You'll have time to stroll around the local areas. In the evening you can enjoy a typical Nepalese dinner and cultural show.

Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Saying final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to ktm  and transfer to your hotel, you can have a nice room wiht good hot shower  and take your time relaxing.

Day 14: Rest and Spare Day in Kathmandu
(Today is for spared day  in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.) At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show exchanging greetings among friends and with all Nepalese people. You can buy some souvenirs.

Day 15: Farewell Departure
Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.

Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.

What’s included in the Cost:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
    Round Trip flight ticket for Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu.
  • Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals chosen from the Menu   (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Sagarmatha National Park fees.
    Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Passport and Visas:

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.


Get the required visa for Nepal.

You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. For more information and download please visit Nepal Visa Information


Bring Official Papers

Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.


Money & Credit card Info

We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost.  So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel


Travel Insurance:

Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.


Load shedding (Electricity crisis) in Nepal

We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time.  Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery backup. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here.  For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.


Flight delay:

Flight by plane and helicopter are prone to cancellations. Sometimes, flight may delay for notorious weather in remote areas. Some other times, operational complication may occur which is more likely to happen in Everest region -Lukla flight, Annapurna region- Jomsom flight, Dolpa, Simikot , Jumla region etc. As these flights have some problem with fixed schedule, it is also recommended to carry extra money for food and accommodations. Trekking in the remote areas, especially during odd season, you’re advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence. In case of delay in flight prior to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to meet your accommodation, food costs by yourself.


Who can trek?

No special degree of fitness is required and that there is no age barrier. However, in the areas over 3000m altitude, extra care should be taken. One can trek who have strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Normally, for weary trekkers we have a list of short, easy and exotic treks and for the experienced trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure. We encourage all men and women, families, students and professionals around the world to enjoy the enchanting trekking in Nepal. You can join us as an individual team member or with your own group. We commit to arrange a best trekking that delight you in the Nepal Himalayas. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills to Nepal, pack your luggage and join us for an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. All the necessary things for your trekking will be arranged by us. What you can do is to enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent view of Nepal Himalayas.


Our Trekking Dates

Most of our treks start on the third day of your arrival. On the first day of your arrival, we will pick you from the airport and let you know your hotel. However, it depends on your arrival time. If your flight is early, we are likely to invite you to our office and make yourself comfort with ideas and brief information on your trek package. If you arrive at night, all the arrangements are likely to made the morning. Second day, it is our package to take you for sightseeing tour within Kathmandu valley. However, the trekkers who have limited time can start their trekking from the second day. We can arrange all the necessary trekking permits and other utensils in advance in case you have limited time. It is your third day that you will fly out of Kathmandu. However, if any further arrangement is still at wait, you can enjoy your trek the next day.


Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Nepal

Trekking in the Himalayas need to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude. The basic clothing item that you are expected to be prepared with are well described here. Remember that excess baggage is likely to be a burden for yourself and your supporting staff. "Pack light, but pack right", is our motto. This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies and enthusiastic zeal focused on the exploration of this enchanting Nepal scenic beauty. Please visit here for Clothing and Equipment list


Buying and Renting Equipment in Kathmandu

It is not really necessary to spend large amount of money buying extra equipment and clothing prior to your trip. It is because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from many adventure shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper). Some Chinese gear are likely to be more expensive but qualitative. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1, for a day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. However, these items are more likely to be cheaper than those in your hometown. We will arrange all the necessary items you need on the second day of your arrival. Moreover, we ourselves will fascinate you to buy the goods.  


Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.


How to Book

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card ) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.
For more info please visit how to book the trip

 

Q.Where is Mount Everest located?

Mount Everest is situated in Nepal in Solu Khumbu district. It is the Earth's highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 meters above sea level. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. Everest is situated on the Tibetan Plateau known as Qing Zang Gaoyuan; the summit is directly between Tibet/China and Nepal.


Q.How tall is Mt. Everest?

The official altitude of the world's highest peak is 29,029 feet (8,848m). However, the National Geographic Society has determined the height to be 6 feet taller, 29,035 feet, but the Nepali government has not yet been made this new altitude official.


Q.How to enter the Everest Base trek?

We can start our Everest region treks with a scenic flight of about 35 min to Lukla airport. Namche Bazaar is the famous gateway village of Everest. You can also start from Jiri which is about 7-8 hrs from Kathmandu. Route of flight to Phaplu is also quite popular to avoid Jiri and Lukla.


Q.When is the best time to go to Everest Base Trek?

Mainly we have 2 seasons for Everest Base Camp trekking, the autumn (September, October & November) and spring (March, April & May)season are good when weather is pleasant, The monsoon rains have cleared the sky of dust and the views are often spectacular, clear sky, flowers are in blooming, good trail condition. The winter Dec, Jan and Feb is also good; Dec is Feb is better than Jan, only colder and some time foggy weather. The summer ( June, July, August is rainy season so visibility can be less and rain will be issue, considering Summer June is ok as in general rain will nearly from last week of June. The benefit to do the trek in off season is there are not many tourists, very easy to find the best rooms in the lodge.


Q.How fit do I have to be?

Trekking to Everest base camp is considered fairly strenuous trekking, some previous small hiking and trekking experience is the plus point for the trip however, people have no previous trekking or mountaineering experience also can do the trek easily. People who have good physical condition and able to work 5 to 6 hours daily in rocky trail can do the trek. We tailor made the trip itinerary depends on people fitness level.


Q.Do I really need to use a guide for any Everest region trek?

It depends on your skills and experience but I would almost always recommend some kind of help for the logistics. Long treks are a maze of details. Also, a great guide will make your overall experience more memorable.


Q.How difficult is the Everest Base trek?

Everest base camp trek is considered moderate to Strenuous trek and suitable for those who are moderately fit. The treks involve more walking up and down and climb to higher altitudes, where you will be rewarded with close-up views of big mountains. One should work often rough trails, rock and boulder at least 5-6 hours each day and crossing 4500m above high altitude passes, the treks will reach 5550 m at Kalapathar. People have general physical fitness can do the trekking, If have previous hiking and camping experience is more easy to do the trek, you can train yourself  for this trek, we have 76 years old man did the trek recently.


Q.How should I prepare for the trek?

The main things in the trek is one should able to walk 5-6 hours every day in rough rocky trail, so every day short walk up to 1 hour,1,2 month before the trek  is best suggestion, jogging, yoga will be also advisable.


Q.Can I trek as solo women, is it safe?

There is never problem trekking with solo women or join in the group, we have operated trek for many single female traversal our guide and porters are honest, trust worthy, reliable and carefully chosen for your trips, you will not face any problem trekking with your guide, you will meet many likeminded travelers during the trail.


Q.Can I drink the local water during Everest trek?

You can use the chlorine tablets and used the same water as locals do. bottled water also  available throughout the trek  but the prices are expensive, you can get a boiled or hot water also in the guest house, wise is get the water purification tablets and use the normal water.


Q.Can I charge my gadgets?

Yes, you can charge batteries along the trek (US$2-3 per hour) most of the  guest houses have electricity facilities. You may want to consider bringing a solar charger which is now widely available.


Q.Can I buy a Sim Card in Nepal and will it work on the trek?

You can buy the Ncell Sim very easily ( you need passport photo and passport copy) . It worked at most places during the trekking.


Q.Bank and ATM services are available or not?

Yes, you will have facilities like bank and ATM service in Namche Bazaar and Lukla. In both the mentioned places there are banks and ATM service. But it's better to carry cash as it's uncertain to function.


Q.Am I too old to do this trek?

We don’t think so you are too old, recently we have arranged the trek for 76 years ole man he did it very easily with taking 2 days more time. There are many trekkers who are older 60s walking much better than your trekkers. And remember the oldest lady to climb Everest was 73 when she did it. And the oldest men to climbed Everest were 76 years old from Nepal.


Q.What type of shoes should I buy?

Good comfortable trekking shoes is the most important for the trek, for shorter trek tennis shoes or snickers is ok while longer treks requites the good boots have good ankle support, plenty of tow room for long descents, a bit like timberlands, they are a bit heavier, but most importantly you want to get those that wrap the angle, this prevents you from twisting your ankles on uneven grounds. Good lightweight trekking boots or light all leather boots are perfect. Proper fit is a must for boots and must be lightly worn before use it for trekking.
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Q.Will I see Everest from Base Camp?

No the base camp is too near to give you a view. However you can see the top of the Everest from Namche and when you are walking to the base camp. The best views are from Kala Patthar. The sun rises over the Everest so the best light over the peak is in the evening. But in the evenings many a times clouds will rule.


Q.What if I get sick while on trek?

It depends on nature of sickness. Normally if you get sick you will descend to lower altitude with help of support staff. But if the case is critical we will arrange emergency helicopter evacuation service. Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation. Altitude sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern in Khumbu.  If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! 

These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. We are often asked the above questions and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or just want to have a chat about the trek.

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EBC Gokyo Lake Trekking October

Our trek was everything we hoped for, Phurba took such great care of us everywhere. We challenged him with hard demands. He was also patient and knowledgeable. He got us through some rough time getting out of the Gokyo in deep snow. He got us all to safety!
Ram was the most dedicated of porters even when stuck in an avalance, we hope to be back here again soon!
Thank you all for making this trip so special to us

Gokyo Lake Trek
2013-12-15
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking October

Phurba Sherpa was a fantastic guide. Through good and hard times he was always helpful land had a smile on his face. When I was a little afraid of a trails he held my hand When I was sick he carried my bag, When I was weak he fed me mars bars! I would definitely recommend Above The Himalaya Trekking and Phurba as a guide

Gokyo Lake Trek
2013-03-24
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Gokyo - Everest Base Camp Trek - 27 Oct / 14 Nov 2006

We enjoyed a two-week adventure in the Khumbu Valley in October/November 2006 coordinated by Puru at Nepal Guide Trek and Expeditions. It was our honeymoon and Puru and his team took extra care to make sure that we were well looked after in every respect.

Ramchandra was the excellent guide who was assigned to us. He was ably assisted by the charming Nigma Sherpa (our porter), who lightened our load and kept us entertained with his jokes and warm personality. Ram generously shared his wealth of knowledge about the region, its mountains and its people. He was an absolute gentleman who served us with selfless Nepalese hospitality. From attending to minor ailments, to ensuring that each room we booked into had the best view, he really made sure that we made the most of our adventure through the Himalayas. Hotel and flight amendments and confirmations were also attended to by Puru and his team with a minimum of fuss. We are pleased to highly recommend Ram, Puru and Nepal Guide Trek for excellent, professional and good value service for a memorable adventure in Nepal.

Gokyo Lake Trek
2013-03-22
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking

On October 2011, we did the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal with the trekking-agency "Above The Himalaya Trekking (P) Ltd."

There are no words to describe the unique & amazing experience we had.

"Above The Himalaya Trekking (P) Ltd." fulfill our dream and all the expectations in a perfect way.

Months before the trip we got a lot of assistance and useful information from Puru Timalsena (owner & managing director of the company), already got the feeling that we're in "good hands" and dealing with professionals.

From the time of arrival to Kathmandu, through the 14 days EBC trek ,till our departure to home, everything was just perfect (!!!), Puru & his team made everything to make our visit in Nepal successfully.

During the trek, Gokki Timalsena (our guide& porter) made our time very enjoyable, helped us a lot with everything (lodging, food, arrange the schedule etc.), and was the perfect partner for us. his character & professionally helped a lot and made the atmosphere of the trek enjoyable and special.

We're looking forward for the next time of trekking with Puru & his team.

With a lot of appreciation,

 

Gokyo Lake Trek
2013-09-25
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Everest Gokyo Trek - Nov - Dec 2006

Puru as the organizer for my trip in Nepal was very efficient. Apart from the arrangements for the trek, he also helped me organize a trip to Chitwan National Park and subsequently my bus tickets to Pokhara. He also helped me sort out the reconfirmation of my plane tickets, Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC), etc, all which involve the bureaucratic process which when you are on holiday you do not want to hassle with. With his help smoothing out all these wrinkles I truly enjoyed my stayed in the majestic country of Nepal.He provide me a nice guide.

It was a fascinating trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar. Having my guide, Nahendra, with me made the trip even more memorable. He was a good companion on the trek, made sure I was always warm and comfortable (it is super cold for an Asian up there) and he always knew the comfortable lodges to choose. He even advised me on my food, depending on the freshness of the ingredients available. That?s why I had a good pizza up in Gorakshep and a delicious dhal bhat in Namche. Overall I did not have to worry a thing about the nitty gritty details of the trek because it was all arranged nicely. I cut short my trek for 2 days and there were no problems with flight tickets with Nahendra and the agency?s help. It is a primary concern for single woman travelers looking for trekking guides and I will highly recommend Nahendra.

Puru as the organizer for my trip in Nepal was very efficient. Apart from the arrangements for the trek, he also helped me organize a trip to Chitwan National Park and subsequently my bus tickets to Pokhara. He also helped me sort out the reconfirmation of my plane tickets, Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC), etc, all which involve the bureaucratic process which when you are on holiday you do not want to hassle with. With his help smoothing out all these wrinkles I truly enjoyed my stayed in the majestic country of Nepal.

Gokyo Lake Trek
2013-03-24
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Trip Facts & Figures:

Duration: 15 days

Max. Altitude: Gokyo Ri (5350m)

Trek Grade: Fairly Strenuous

Best Travel Time: February to May,  September - November are the best seasons.  Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail,  June, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain and Lukla flight may get canceled.

Trip Snippets: 15 days, 4 night’s hotels, 11 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included

Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.

Equipment Rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment

Your trek Back pack/duffle bag: Your baggage on trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu

Transportation: Car/Van in Kathmandu, Flight to Lukla

Activity: City tour, Trekking

Photos

Everest Gokyo lake TrekEverest Gokyo TrekAma Dablam viewGokyo Valley

Trekking Map:

Gear List

Personal necessary

The following basic equipments checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.

01. Back pack (60 ltr -70 ltr) - with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover (line the bag with polythene).
02. Waterproof Trekking shoes with spare laces – recommended high ankle with good grips,
03. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
04. 2 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants
05: T-shirts - 3
06. Fleece jacket or pullover or Sweater also recommended
07. 1 Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08. 1 Down Jacket or Gore Tex Jacket heavy one
09. Thermal Inners.
10. Socks, Cotton 2/3 pairs, Woolen 2/3 pairs
11. 2 pair Lightweight gloves, in winter recommended, Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12. Sun hat/Woolen cap, or scarf
13. Sun protection cream.
14. Underwear (6)
15. Hiking shorts (2)
16. Lip Balm/ cold cream.
17. Walking Stick – recommend having it minimum 1

 
Other necessary equipments

1. Sleeping bag rated to (-20 degree Celsius), if traveling in winter sleeping bag liner also recommended
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
3. Personal Medical Kit
4. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6. Water bottles (2) 1 Liter each.
7. Toiletries
8. Quick dry Towel- It should be light / thin.

For more ideas what should bring please visit the Equipment list Or get back to us on puru@abovethehimalaya.com