‘grand exciting panorama of the world’s four highest peaks from high Gokyo-Ri’
Gokyo Lake Trekking is a moderate to adventurous walk a great exciting combination of scenic walks. As well as exploring traditional farm villages of highlanders the Sherpa of Everest enriched with age-old culture and custom.
Gokyo Lake Trekking is an adventure for all travelers walking in the harmony of pristine wilderness. Where scenery of high towering snow peaks follows you throughout the walk from the beginning to the end of the adventure.
This beautiful trek starts from the main interesting trail to the famous Namche Bazaar the gateway to various destinations. The route from Lukla passes many lovely Sherpa villages, lined with a series of prayer walls and religious monuments.
Making the walk more exciting and respecting the work of local immense cultures. As the trail leads to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in the World Heritage Sites. The Sagarmatha name for Everest in Nepal, the local Sherpa call Chomolungma of Tibetan origin language.
Entering the park premises that protects and preserves exotic flora/fauna and the world’s highest peaks and local impressive cultures. On leaving the gorge and river valley on top of a ridge at Namche Bazaar, the capital of Khumbu Sherpa’s.
This large village almost a size of a small town provides various facilities for both locals and visitors.
After an extra pleasant rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and a short hike to its scenic viewpoints. The adventure continues, as our route diverts from the main busy and a popular trail of Everest base camp. A climb leads to the top of a hill at Mong, on leaving the main path, rewards a fantastic panorama of Everest.
Along with an array of peaks, then heading down to Dudh Koshi River at Phortse Tenga, situated on a river gorge.
The adventure leads to climbing into a narrow gorge to Dole, and then up to an open country towards Gokyo valley. Spending overnights in nice settlements of Dole and Machhermo then reaching our destination at picturesque areas of Gokyo.
Gokyo valley treasures five beautiful lakes, the first, second, and third lakes are at a near distance. The third is the main and revered as holy, where all nice lodges are located close by the emerald-colored lake. Other 4th and 5th lakes are beyond the third lake on route to Mt. Cho-Oyu base camp.
At Gokyo Lake enjoy the grand stupendous scenery of surrounding towering peaks and an extra free day in Gokyo. For an exciting hike to Gokyo-Ri ridge top, the highest spot of the adventure at 5,357 m / 17, 575 feet.
Gokyo-Ri rewards a magnificent panorama of the world’s four highest peaks with Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, and Mt. Makalu in the east. Includes a series of peaks that encircles the top-facing views of Gokyo valley and the lakes.
As well as looking down at Ngozumba, the longest glaciers of Nepal Himalayas that feed the Dudh Kosi River. After a great adventure to Gokyo Lake, return journey on the same scenic trail to a sleepy village at Phortse. Where few trekkers often visit this lovely isolated farm village, situated above the main trail.
Slowly, walk heads back on the mainstream trail to Namche Bazaar and then towards Lukla. For the last overnight at high Khumbu and Everest region, the next morning a scenic short flight brings you back to Kathmandu. After a great exciting adventure of a lifetime experience on Gokyo Lake Trekking.
I have been on three trekking trips with Bam and he is an excellent guide and friend. He provided sound advice and showed a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each member in the group. He is extremely resourceful and helps to overcome difficulties with cheerfulness and equanimity, a very important quality when one is on the mountains! The three trips- Annapurna Base Camp, Upper Mustang and Gokyo Lakes- were memorable and I could not recommend Bam highly enough. It makes a huge difference to know that one's trek will be in good hands and it has allowed me to enjoy the fantastic scenery and experience.
Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.
Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.
Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.
Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:
Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.
Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………
Guide and Porters:
On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.
All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.
Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.
Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.
Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.
We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).
Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:
High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.
Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.
To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.
The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.
On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.
The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb
Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.
Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.
Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.
In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.