Gokyo Lake Trekking - 14 Days

Overview

Trekking into the Gokyo in the Everest region is one of the beautiful treks in Nepal. Firstly, you get to enjoy some of the spectacular Himalayan panoramas during the trek. Secondly, to be at the high Himalayan holy Gokyo lakes. Besides, you get to observe rich cultural heritage on the trek trail. Culture experienced is mainly of the Sherpa community. In fact, Khumbu is the major Sherpa settlement. Compared to the Everest Base Camp trek, hiking to the Gokyo region is more scenic.

Moreover, the trek is through the beautiful river valleys of the region. Additionally, you will hike to the Gokyo lakes. The lake is considered holy by the Hindus. Hindus believe the lake is the abode of the Snake Gods- the Nagas. Fairly, Gokyo lake trekking is the best alternative for trekking into the Everest region.

Highlights of the Gokyo Lake Trekking
Gokyo Lake Trekking offers the best features of trekking in the Khumbu region. The trek beings with a scenic short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. On the trail, you hike past the beautiful villages of the Khumbu area. During the trek, you will cross over Namche Bazaar, Dole and Machhermo among others. Almost all along the trek trail, you can encounter spectacular Himalayan views. These include Cho Oyu, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse and many more. Gokyo lake trek itinerary is a bit off-the-beaten-path avoiding the regular trek trail of Everest Base Camp trek. Gokyo lake trek route is a less traveled trek route in Khumbu. Along the journey, mani stone walls and small chortens with prayer flags are constantly present. In addition, the hike to Gokyo-Ri is another best highlight of the trek. Gokyo-Ri is another popular Himalayan viewpoint in Khumbu besides Kalapathar. It’s summit provides a beautiful view of Mt. Everest and serene Gokyo lake down below.

Best Time for Gokyo Lake Trekking
The best time to go for Gokyo Lake Trekking is in spring and autumn. March to May and September to December are the best months for a trek to Gokyo lakes. Gokyo lakes trek without a guide isn’t suggested since Gokyo lake trek difficulty is a moderately graded trek. So, trekking alone above 4,000 meters can be risky for trekkers. In case of emergencies like injuries, altitude sickness, lone trekkers can get into trouble. Going along with an experienced trek guide who knows the region well is highly suggested.

Outline Trekking Itinerary for Goko Lake Trekking
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (flight- 40 min) to Phakding (2652m) 3-4 hours
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours
Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 3-4 hours
Day 06: Namche to Dole (4200m) 5 hours
Day 07: Dole to Machhermo (4400m) 5 hours
Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m) 4 hours
Day 09: In Gokyo – Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m) 4 hours
Day 10: Gokyo to Dole (4200m) 6-7 hours
Day 11: Dole to Namche (3440m) 5-6 hours
Day 12: Namche to Lukla (2800m)7 hours
Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu (flight) 40 min
Day 14: Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Explore ancient traditional Nepali bazaars in Kathmandu, Lukla, and Namche Bazaar
  • Board terrific Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flights known for mind-blowing sceneries
  • Pass through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers etc.
  • Witness majestic sunrise over Mount Everest and other adjoining peaks from Gokyo Ri (5357 meters).
  • Enjoy the serenity of the dazzling Himalayan glacial lakes.
  • Explore one of the biggest glaciers in the Khumbu region- Ngozumpa glacier.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu

Today, you reach Kathmandu by flight. A representative from Breakfree Adventures will be waiting to welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, also known as Kathmandu Airport. He/she will then take you by private vehicle to your home away from home. If you have any time left, you can either use it to freshen up and then haunt the vicinity of your hotel to see what new. You stay the night at that hotel.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Trek Preparation

Today being your first full day in the country, you are taken on a sightseeing tour of the city to get a feel of what the country might be like from its history. You are namely taken to four historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites called Kathmandu Durbar Square; the old city square with it place, Pashupathinath Temple; a temple built in the fifth century AD to honour Lord Shiva, Swayambhunath temple; which is atop a hill dedicate to Buddhism and associated with the myths of the creation of the valley, and to Baudhanath Stupa; a stupa very important to the Buddhist faithful.

In the evening, a discussion will be held with you regarding your forthcoming trek about all that you should know about it with a representative from the company.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Lukla (flight- 40 min) to Phakding (2652m) 3-4 hours

Today we take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is about 40 minutes. On the way you will get the beautiful view below of the lush green mountains and the snow-covered peaks of Everest and other to the north. On landing at the airport, with a quick hearty breakfast we begin our hike to Phakding which is a slight ascend up which take us about four hours to reach. We stay the night at a lodge here.

Day 4
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5-6 hours

Today we head to Namche Bazaar the central hub of the region which should take us about 6 hours to reach. On the way, we pass through Sagarmatha National park where we get a taste of the flora and fauna of the region. Then the path goes downwards to Jorsalle Village. Just before entering our destination, we cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Kosi River. We stay the night at a lodge.

Day 5
Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, hike to Everest view hotel (3900m) 3-4 hours

Today we do no hiking simply get to acclimatize at the altitude we are in. We take a short trip to Everest View Hotel and to return to Namche Bazaar. At Everest View Hotel, we get a cinematic view of Mount Everest and other surrounding mountain peaks. We return to Namche Bazaar where we again stay for the night.

Day 6
Namche to Dole (4200m) 5 hours

After breakfast, we go on an easy trail at first up to Kyangjuma then climb steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests. We will have to pass many Kharkas, summer settlements used when Sherpas bring herds of yaks to graze in these high pastures. The trekking trail crosses through the villages of Tongba (3950m) and Gyele (3960m) and finally reaches Dole. Dole has few hotels. Throughout the day enjoy views of Khumbila and Tawache (6542m) We stay the night at a lodge.

Day 7
Dole to Machhermo (4400m) 5 hours

Trek begins with climbing to Lambara at (4220m) and Luza at (4360m). It’s a steep trial in most places as it climbs through brush junipers. You will encounter Kharkas whenever there is a flat spot and the slightest hint of water. Then we continue trek to climbing along the side of the valley, high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to Machhermo at (4410m). We stay the night at a lodge.

Day 8
Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4700m) 4 hours

Upon climbing a ridge will provide an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho-Oyu (8201m). We then trek beyond the ridge where the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangka at (4390m). It then descends to the riverbank before starting of climb on to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. It’s a steep climb up the moraine, switch backing alongside the stream to the first small Lake at (4650m) We stay the night at a lodge.

Day 9
In Gokyo - Hike to Gokyo RI (5360m) 4 hours

Today, wake up very early for the climb up to the Gokyo-Ri to witness sunrise view over the Himalayas. The climb takes approximately 2hrs to the top. Gokyo-Ri summit provides a panoramic view of peaks like Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawache including great view of Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. Then hike back to Gokyo. We stay the night at a lodge.

Day 10
Gokyo to Dole (4200m) 6-7 hours

After breakfast, re-trace the same route and hike back to Dole. We stay the night at a lodge.

Day 11
Dole to Namche (3440m) 5-6 hours

Begin trek re-tracing the similar route to reach Namche Bazaar from Dole. We stay the night at a lodge.

Day 12
Namche to Lukla (2800m) 7 hours

Continue the trek along the Dudh Kosi River to finally reach the small mountain airstrip at Lukla from where you will have your flight back to Kathmandu the next day. We stay the night at a lodge.

Day 13
Lukla to Kathmandu (flight) 40 min

Today, we take the first flight back to Kathmandu. On the forty minute journey back, we will catch some of the best views ever to be had of the areas below which change as we come closer to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, we are taken by private vehicle to our hotel. We can spend the rest of the time haunting the streets of the city doing as you please. In the Evening a farewell dinner will be held with the staff of the company at an authentic Nepali Restaurant.

Day 14
Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

As you trip is now over, a representative from the company will bid you farewell, three hours ahead of your flight our, at the airport for you check in formalities.

At Breakfree Adventures, we wish you had a wonderful time on the trip with us where we take your comfort and security into consideration.

Cost

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop by a private vehicle.
  • Three night’s accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tour at 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites with private vehicle and guide.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip flight fare.
  • Domestic airport departure tax.
  • All accommodations during the trek at lodges/Teahouse.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Experienced Government licensed English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters (1 Porter for 2 trekkers) on the trek.
  • Trekking staff costs like their transportation, food, accommodation, wages, and insurance.
  • Sagarmatha National park permit fee.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees. (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
  • First Aid medical kit (carried by your trek guide).
  • Trek gears like duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole. (To be returned after the trek)
  • Our souvenir to you - Breakfree Adventures T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant after the trek completion.
  • All government and local taxes, VAT.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Nepal visa fee (bring accurate USD cash, US$30 per person for 15 days, and two passport photos)
  • International airfare and travel insurance
  • Any kinds of drinks or personal expenses (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottled water, soft drinks, beer, phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porters.
When is the best time for Gokyo Lake trekking?

The best time for Gokyo Lake trekking is pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post monsoon (late September, October, November and December). It is possible to make the journey in January and early September. The weather will be at it’s best during these months.

How much is Gokyo lake trek cost?

It solely depends upon if you are doing the trek privately or joining up a group-departure. Group departure is relatively cheaper than private trek.

What is Gokyo lake trek itinerary?

Firstly you will fly out to Lukla from Kathmandu then start the trek to Phakding then to Namche. From Namche, you will hike along Dole, Machermo and to Gokyo Lakes. Returning back from Gokyo is tracing the same route back to Namche and to Lukla.

Can I go Gokyo lakes trek to Everest base camp?

Yes, you can and first you hike to Gokyo then crossing over Chola-pass will reach Everest Base Camp. Later on trek back to Lukla from base camp

How is Gokyo lake trek difficulty ?

Gokyo lake trek is an accomplishable hike for all. Only you need is physical fitness and mental preparedness to overcome Gokyo lake trek difficulty level. Those with no previous trek experience can also complete this trek with some planning and training for a few weeks. Though, a previous trekking experience can be beneficial.

Is Gokyo lake trek without guide possible?

Gokyo lakes trek solo is actually possible. You can trek without joining a group or you can even trek without any trekking guide too. But please keep in mind that it will be safe only if you have prior experience of high altitude trek and other treks in Nepal. Otherwise, chances are a novice trekker walking alone may go through several unexpected complications.

What is the level of fitness for this trek?

Hike to the Gokyo lake trek is considered a relatively moderate trek. This also doesn’t mean previous trekking or mountaineering experience are required. The attempt is to reach the Gokyo lake, so any technical experiences aren’t required. What you need is to be in good physical shape and able to walk for four to six hours per day over mountainous terrain with a light backpack.

Is travel insurance for Gokyo lake trek required?

Absolutely! You are recommended to get travel insurance that covers even at higher altitudes i.e. up to 6000m. The insurance policy usually doesn’t cover over 3,000 meters of altitude. So, make sure these things while purchasing travel insurance for Gokyo lake trek and read their policies.

Do I get altitude sickness on Gokyo lake trek?

At higher altitudes, anyone might experience altitude sickness regardless of how you fit you are or age-difference. Those who haven’t lived at high altitudes may also suffer from altitude sickness (also called as AMS or altitude motion sickness). The best thing to do is walk slow and proper hydration altitude sickness on Everest base camp trek can be prevented.

How is Gokyo lake trek accommodation?

Family-run lodges often called ‘Teahouses’ are in the Everest region. Especially the higher you go accommodation is limited, so the room may differ from a private single/double room to a bed in a dormitory. Gokyo lake trek accommodation is a very basic accommodation and usually be shared shower and toilet facilities. All lodges have a communal dining hall. Though basic, these teahouses are clean and welcoming, friendly and warm resting place after a tiring day’s trek.

What are food prices on the Gokyo lake trek?

Lodges on the trail offer wide choices for foods and drinks. These contain typical Nepali meals to the continental dishes. Nepali dish ‘Dal Bhat’ with season vegetable and pickle. Or, go for pizza, momo, noodles, macaroni, sizzler, sandwich, burger, etc. Different types of coffee, fruit juice, and alcoholic drinks are also available. If you have booked a package tour then the company handles all costs. But if booked on service only then food prices on the Gokyo lake trek cost to US$25-30 per person per day for lunch/dinner, where breakfast will be included. But on high altitude treks, avoiding alcoholic drinks is a good idea.

Is drinking water available during the trek?

Bottled water can be bought or you can take along a bottle and fill the bottle with tap water with purifying tablets. These can be bought in Kathmandu before the trek. Most brands of purification tablets take just 30 minutes before you can drink. Drinking a minimum of 3 to 4 liters of water per day is recommended.

What foods should I bring with me?

Bringing snacks and protein bars is good. Daily meal includes Dal Bhat – Nepali meal which is already high in carbohydrate. If you bring your own food, lodges may charge you an additional cost.

Will the company arrange a trekking permit for Gokyo lake trek?

Yes, and trekking permit for Gokyo lake trek includes two permits. One is for ‘Sagarmatha National Park’ which is US$30 per person. The other is ‘Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality’ Entry Permit US$20 per person. Both of the permits are already included while booking the tour so you don’t have to worry about it.

Can I take showers during the trek?

Showers are available at Lodges. Especially the higher up you go there will usually be shared bathrooms in most lodges. Hot water shower needs to be paid per person. As you go higher, the colder it gets and you may have to think for the second time for a shower. Wait just a few days until your descent. Wet wipes can be used to clean your body but in trek it might come expensive. So it is good to buy them in Kathmandu.

Where should I buy trekking gear?

You can bring trekking gear from your home country. They can also be bought in Kathmandu at many trekking shops around there. But, most of the trekking gears you get here are not up to standard though are comparatively cheaper. So, it’s up to you to decide. The last option to buy them is at Namche Bazaar if you forget any trekking gears.

Is charging my camera, mobile possible?

All the electronics can be charged in lodges with an extra cost of US$2-6 per hour. Further up you go, the price for charging increases.

If I get sick during the trek, what will happen?

Sickness depends upon its nature. For mild sickness usually descending to a lower altitude with the help and support of the guide or porter is done. For serious illness, emergency helicopter evacuation service is arranged. Our guide will be in constant contact with us and takes immediate action as per the situation. This is where travel insurance comes covering for a medical evacuation service and other medical expenses. Our guides carry first aid kit with basic medication like simple painkillers, altitude sickness tablets, bandages, balm for muscle aches and medication to treat diarrhea and vomiting. They are experienced trek guides and will take care of you if anything happens to you. Besides, there are health posts in Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Pheriche where you can get medical services.

How safe is the trekking trail?

The trail to the Gokyo lake is among the safe trekking routes in Nepal with the least news of casualties and unforeseen happenings. There is least to no news of trekkers being theft or any unpleasant behaviors by the locals. Besides, the trails are well-marked so the least chance of getting lost.

Is support of a trek guide required?

Booking the trek with us, we shall provide our experienced trek guide and necessary porters. Hiring a trekking staff or booking with organized trek is not mandatory but doing it individually without experienced staff completely depends upon you.

Do I need a porter?

If you are fit and can carry your own baggage which comes to 15 kg maximum and walking the high mountain terrains then hiring a porter isn’t necessary. Otherwise, hiring a porter is a good idea where you only have to carry your day-pack. The maximum load is 15 kgs each porter.

How often do Lukla flight cancellations occur?

Lukla airport is located at the mountainous terrain where frequent weather changes occur every hour. Even a hint of bad weather arise flight delays in Lukla. When the weather goes worst especially during winter and monsoon, Lukla flight cancellations occurs even for days. Mental preparedness is required to face such unforeseen situations and keeping some buffer days after the trek is highly recommended.

What are tips for trekking Gokyo lake trek?

Tipping is not mandatory but let’s not forget that it has become a custom to show gratitude towards your guide and porters who made it all possible for you to finish the trek and be at the base of the world’s highest peak. You can give them a certain amount as tips for trekking Gokyo lake trek as per your desire at the end of the trek.

Will I get wifi on the trek?

Wifi on Everest region is available at most of the lodges on the trail.

Are climbing gears, ice-axe required for this trek?

Gokyo lake trek route is difficult due to the altitude and the uneven terrains but there’s no technically difficult parts are involved special climbing gears like ice axe, harness, and crampons are required. So, all of these aren’t required. But whilst trekking during the month of winter packing along with micro spikes for shoes and gaiters are recommended.

How much money is required each day?

You do not have to carry much cash if you have booked a full tour package from your travel company since your trek guide shall take care of your accommodation and daily meals. Besides that only a few extra costs incur like for bottled water, charging mobile phones/cameras, shower, extra tea/coffee and of course alcoholic drinks also tipping your guide and porters. So, carrying Nepalese Rupees equivalent to a few hundred USD is recommended.

Is there ATM on Everest region?

ATM facilities are available only at Namche and Lukla, but depending upon them is also not suggested since sometimes they don’t work. Exchanging into Nepali rupees before the trek in Kathmandu is the best option.

Can credit cards be used?

Only cash is accepted during the trek and converting your currency to Nepali rupees before the trek is the best idea.

Where should I store my luggage in Kathmandu before going to trek?

Your hotel where you stay in Kathmandu will store your luggage that you don’t want to take to trek without any charge. Later on, you can pick up your luggage after the trek.

How are the toilet facilities in lodges?

It’s the squat toilet facilities at the most lodges on the Gokyo lake trek trial but nowadays lodges have also built western styled toilets with a number foreign trekkers increasing day by day. It’s suggested that you should take along your own toilet papers.

What is the gear list for Gokyo lake trek?

Packing along warm clothes is suggested for gear list for Gokyo lake trek. These includes down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves. At most cases, your company already provide down jacket and sleeping bag. Besides, clothing can be purchased in Kathmandu at Thamel area as well where numerous trekking shops exists with both local and foreign brands.

Trip Info

We will provide you with comprehensive information on the every trek and tour we arrange. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any questions, we are more than happy to assist you in anyway.

When to go:
Spring (February, March, April, May) and Autumn (October, November) are the best seasons for the Gokyo Lake Trekking. The weather is sunny and warm offering outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Gokyo Lake Trekking, only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is highly recommended and is in fact compulsory should you be going trekking, rafting, paragliding etc. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered in your policy, as some companies do not cover such things. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday; if you cannot provide this at the start of the holiday, you will be required to take out a suitable policy at that time.

Meals and Accommodation:
In Kathmandu, we normally use 3 stars hotel with breakfast but can upgrade upon request. During the Gokyo Lake Trekking, we provide the best available guest house which is called Tea house (lodge). Tea Houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). Some guesthouses are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a room with someone else of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference on request and pay a supplement. Keep in mind that there are several places which do not allow single accommodations during peak season, but we will try our best to accommodate your preferences if possible. In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

We provide quality food in sufficient quantities (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from guesthouses chosen from a menu. While Gokyo Lake Trekking, your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive due to the extreme locations. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy bottled mineral water from local lodges and shops en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

Fitness and Experience Required:
Our 14 days Gokyo Lake Trekking is moderate to strenuous trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish the 15 days Everest Base Camp Trekking successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip are good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

The Trekking Group:
For the Gokyo Lake Trekking, there will be one Guide, assistant Guide (8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group is sick; the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Gokyo Lake Trekking for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of sixteen people, as weve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if youd like to make a group booking for more than sixteen people together, we can arrange this too.

Trekking Guides and Staff:
The most significant thing that makes your Gokyo Lake Trekking successful, enjoyable and memorable is the expert, experienced, courteous and helpful trek and Guide and the crew members who have ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of our Trekking Guides are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, Guiding skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Breakfree Adventures employs staffs who have plenty of knowledgeable about culture, flora and fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trekking Guide of Breakfree Adventures are also trained with following trainings to make them educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, English language, etc:

-Intensive Wilderness First Aid – KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
-Trekking Guide Training – Nepal Governments Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
-Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
-English Language – KEEP (Kathmandu environment education project)
-Conservation and Biodiversity TAAN
-Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

Our Trekking Guides obviously speak English sufficient enough to communicate but please consider this is not our mother language. The guides and porters know the routes and locality like the back of their hand, they practice the local culture themselves and they are extremely passionate about their country and its cultural aspects.

Climate and Weather:
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

Himalayan weather can be unpredictable where nights are generally cooler and days warmer. It’s a bit colder during the winter season (Jan to Feb) but days can be quite warm and lovely if the sun is shining. You can expect a bit of snow in the months of January/February and December. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

Safety and Security:
Security and safety are a high priority of our company however there are risks associated with adventure travel, that you should consider before booking. Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and will cancel or re-route a trip if they feel a destination is unsafe. The decision to travel to a particular country or region is a personnel one.

Responsible Travel
Breakfree Adventures is a leading trekking and travel agency with dedicated travel professionals who are well trained to give you the best of what Nepal has to offer. Our professional team follows a social philosophy that accepts responsibility for the local people and the environment in which we work. We respect the natural environment and the culture of our country, and we help travellers from around the world discover the natural beauty and cultural treasures of Nepal. We know that responsible travel tries to minimize the impact of tourism on the environment and maximize employment and income-generating opportunities for local communities. The whole of Nepal, including those living in remote rural areas that have very few other opportunities for development, benefits from sustainable tourism.

Breakfree Adventures is passionate about preserving the environment. As responsible tour guides in Nepal, we strive to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the local communities through which we travel. While trekking to different destinations, we choose environmentally- friendly lodges that respect the needs of their staff members. We take care of our staff as well as our valued clients. During our treks and other trips, we follow a zero garbage policy (“pack in, pack out”) and leave nothing behind in the campsites. We always welcome your feedback and comments regarding responsible travel, so please send an e-mail to let us know what you think.

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Gokyo Lake Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • 13 Nights/14 Days
  • Feb - May and Oct - Nov
  • Minimum 2 People
  • Private vehicles & Flights
  • Gokyo-RI (5360m)
  • Moderate
  • Lukla
  • Lukla
  • Cultural Sightseeing & Trekking
  • 5-7 hours each day
  • Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Mt. Everest, Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo-Ri, Hotel Everest View, Namche Bazaar, Ngozumpa glacier
  • Hotel/Resort in Kathmandu, Lodge/Guest house during the trek

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