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Gokyo Lakes Trek - 16 Days

Gokyo Lakes Trek presents an exceptional chance to witness gigantic Himalayan ranges over 8000m including the highest Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse. Gokyo Lake Trekking offers excellent and rewarding views of Mount Everest in the adjacent range including lovely valleys, lush rivers and friendly people in quaint villages. From Gokyo village, you can see clearly Mount Everest from a slightly greater distance. The views in the Gokyo region are tremendous. During this trip you will observe the romantic villages of stone houses and walled pastures on the shores of Gokyo Lake.

It offers you the chance to observe the local peoples way of life and also you may encounter yaks. While trekking to Gokyo Lake you will be astounded by the ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung located in Khumbu region. Gokyo Lake trekking provides panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Gyanchung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholaste and Tawachee.

  • Visit historical Sherpa museum and Saturday market in Namche Bazaar.
  • Bird’s eye view from National park head quarter.
  • Live through Sherpa culture and a glimpse of Yeti head in Khumjung village.
  • Explore the Gokyo lake views, explore the Thame monastery hidden valley.

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu 1350m

Day 2
Pre-trip meeting and Kathmandu city tour

Day 3
Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Trek to Phadking (2700m)

Day 4
Trek Phadking to Namche Bazaar (3420m)

Day 5
Acclimatization in Namche (3420)

Day 6
Namche to Phortse Thanga (3500m)

Day 7
Phortse Thanga to Dole (4200m)

Day 8
Dole to Machhermo (4410m)

Day 9
Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m)

Day 10
Acclimatization day in Gokyo

Day 11
Gokyo to Phortse

Day 12
Phortse to Namche Bazaar

Day 13
Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 14
Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 15
Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 16
Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop Airport-Hotel-Airport in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek.
  • Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekker’s Information Management System).
  • Necessary staff during the trekking period With Experience Guide and Porter.
  • 20 Kg Luggage free Per Person during the trekking (with porter or yaks).
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment for all trekking staffs.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid kit).
  • All hotel accommodation with BB Plan in Kathmandu.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.
  • Our service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • Fly in / Fly Out
  • 15 Nights 16 Days
  • 5,483m/17,988ft
  • 2-20 Persons

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