Gokyo Lake Via Everest Base Camp trek.

Gokyo lake everest base camp trek


Gokyo Lake Via Everest Base Camp trek.

Gokyo Lake Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most challenging and adventurous treks in the Everest Region. This trek lies mostly in the Khumbu Region of Nepal providing you with the views of Gokyo Lakes, Cho La Pass, Gokyo Ri Viewpoint, and Khumbu Icefall. Also, you can view famous mountains like Everest, Pumori, Lhotse, Cho You, Nuptse etc. You can also visit Ngozumpa Glacier, Cho La Pass, Namche Bazaar etc.

The Gokyo Lake Everest Base Camp trek has a high requirement for the trekker’s physical condition. For this trek, the trekked should have a physical condition sufficient to walk 6 – 7 hours a day on rugged mountain terrain.

Introduction of Gokyo Lake

Gokyo Lakes are located in Sagarmatha National Park at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m (15,400–16,400 ft) above sea level. Most of them were named after the Gokyo Ri peak (5484 m). 

More than 500 Hindus take a holy bath in Gokyo Lake during the Janai Purnima festival. According to Hinduism, Gokyo Lake is the home of ‘Nag Devata’ (Snake God).

Introduction of Everest Base Camp Trek

The Everest Base Camp lies at the elevation of 5,364 m (17,598 ft) and is the most popular base camp in Everest Region. More than 100,000 trekkers climb Everest Base Camp every year.

Currently, the base camp is 200-400m lower due to the high melting of Khumbu Glacier.

How long does it take to complete Gokyo Lake Everest Base Camp Trek?

In most travel agencies the completion of the Gokyo Everest Base Camp Lake trek ranges from 14-20 days for completion. However, since many travel agencies also allow for the change in many custom itineraries, the days can be longer or shorter than the basic itinerary on many trekking and travel websites.

What is the cost of the Gokyo Lake Everest Base Camp Trek?

In many trekking and travel websites, the price for Gokyo Everest Base Camp Lake Trek ranges from $1,000 to USD 3,000. Although the amount may be huge, it includes all services, amenities and utilities that you can take after you come to Nepal. However, the price may increase or decrease from the number of people taking this trek, the changes in the itinerary etc.

What is the best time for Gokyo Lake Everest Base Camp Trek?

With our years of experience, we have concluded that the best time for this amazing trek is Spring and Autumn.

During the Spring and Autumn seasons, the weather on the trail is mild with clear mountain views. Sadly, the nights may be a little chilly.

In Winter, the Everest trail might get closed due to heavy snowfall. But, it is the best time for solitary trails. 

Monsoon is the worst season for Gokyo Everest Base Camp Lake trek. The trails in the monsoon are wet, muddy and slippery and also have chances of avalanches.

But, most of the time, the best time for this trek depends on how you feel about the crowds, how high you are intending to trek and your tolerance for heat, cold and rain.

Is it worth doing The Gokyo Lake Everest Base Camp Trek?

This trek is one of the best treks in the Everest region. If you can spend a long schedule trekking, If your body can handle strenuous trekking for up to 8 hours a day, can stay in teahouses with only basic facilities, can bear the change of hiking gear change according to seasons, can bear crowded or less crowded places and are comfortable to share the rooms, The Gokyo Lake Everest Base Camp Trek is suitable for you.

However, if you cannot handle such complications, have difficult health, or cannot adjust, this trek is not suitable for you.

You can also consider other treks like Langtang Valley Trek, Tamang Heritage Trek etc.

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