Gokyo Lake Trek

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  • Availability
    March to May & October to december

  • Trip Duration
    12 Days

  • Trek Difficulty

  • Group Size
    Private and Group Trek

  • Maximum Altitude

  • Guide Language
    English, franc , Germany

Quick Overview

  • Start From Kathmandu
  • End At Kathmandu
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Best Season: Sep-Dec, Feb-May



A trek to Gokyo Lake is among the most sought-after and great options for the well-known Everest Base Camp Trek in the Everest Region. This trek is a real surprise for nature lovers, and adventure seekers since the lake at the great altitude would make everyone fall in love with it. The main highlights of this trek are Mt. Everest, other neighboring peaks, numerous pristine lakes, and one of the largest glaciers of Nepal, the Ngozumpa Glacier.

Gokyo Lake Trek takes you to a high altitude into the Himalayas and presents four of the world's highest peaks, including Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse. The routes don't only offer awe-aspiring natural beauty but also cultural insights into the region. Trekking to Gokyo Lake requires thoughtful preparation and little experience, as its trekking routes fall in perennially cold areas. The best time for trekking in Gokyo Lake is from Sep-Dec and Feb-May.

The route to the Gokyo Lakes  Trek remains most of the time but still offers its trekker an insight into local village life, beautiful glaciers, icy rivers, snow-capped mountains, and the tranquil waters of Gokyo Lakes itself. Our trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, from where we begin our hike to Phakding on the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. From Phakding, we will stick with the main track to Namche Bazaar, the biggest Sherpa village in the region. From Namche, we go through several famous villages, such as Dole and Machhermo, to reach our final destination. Upon our arrival at the Gokyo Valley, we'll be blessed by the beautiful scenery of Gokyo valley and the series of Gokyo Lake. After exploring the best of Gokyo Lake, we descend back via the same route. 


Best Season to do the Gokyo lake  Trek


The best season to do the Gokyo Lake Trek in Nepal is during the months of September to November and March to May. During these months, the weather is typically clear and dry, with blue skies and good visibility. This makes it the ideal time to enjoy the stunning mountain views and landscapes along the trek.

September to November is the peak trekking season in the region and offers the best weather conditions for trekking, as well as the opportunity to see the vibrant harvest festival of Tihar, also known as the Festival of Lights.

March to May is also a good time to trek, as the weather starts to clear up after the winter months and the Rhododendron forests along the trail are in full bloom, adding an extra burst of color to the already stunning scenery.

It is important to note that the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable and can change quickly, so it is always recommended to be prepared for changing conditions. Additionally, trekkers should be aware that the Gokyo Lakes trek is considered a challenging trek, and proper acclimatization and physical fitness are necessary to complete the trek successfully.



Trek Highlights of Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Rich Sherpa culture and tradition.
  • Astonishing mountain views: Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and other peaks.
  • Pristine Gokyo Lake
  • Witness ancient Monasteries, Museums, and local settlements


Vegetation in Everest Gokyo lake  region:


The vegetation in the Everest region of Nepal varies with altitude and ranges from subtropical to alpine. At lower elevations, the forest is lush and tropical, with a diverse range of flora and fauna. As the altitude increases, the vegetation becomes sparser and more alpine, with only a few hardy plants able to survive in the harsh conditions.

In the subtropical zone, which ranges from 1,200 to 2,400 meters, the forests are dense and diverse, with a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees, bamboo, and ferns. Some of the common species found in this zone include oak, magnolia, rhododendron, and Ficus.

In the temperate zone, which ranges from 2,400 to 3,800 meters, the vegetation becomes more sparse, with fewer trees and more shrubs, grasses, and alpine plants. The forest is dominated by pine and juniper, with understory shrubs such as rhododendron, azalea, and hemlock.

Above 3,800 meters, the vegetation becomes alpine and is dominated by mosses, lichens, and small shrubs, as well as high-altitude flowers such as edelweiss and primula. This vegetation is well adapted to the harsh conditions of the high mountains, where temperatures are low, winds are strong, and sunlight is scarce.

It is important to note that the high-altitude ecosystem in the Everest region is delicate and vulnerable, and trekkers and mountaineers are encouraged to follow Leave No Trace principles and minimize their impact on the environment. Additionally, some areas of the region have been designated as protected areas, such as Sagarmatha National Park, to conserve the unique ecosystem and wildlife.

Gokyo Valley is a beautiful alpine valley located in the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal, near Mount Everest. It is known for its turquoise blue glacial lakes, stunning Himalayan views, and its significance as a trekking destination. The Gokyo Valley Trek offers trekkers the chance to explore remote mountain villages, witness the spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, and visit the high altitude lakes of Gokyo. This trek is a challenging but rewarding alternative to the more popular Everest Base Camp Trek, and is suitable for experienced trekkers who are comfortable with high altitude hiking. In addition to the scenic beauty of the valley, trekkers can also visit the local Sherpa communities and learn about their culture and traditions.

Attractions of Gokyo Valley Trek

The Gokyo Valley offers several attractive features that make it a popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers, including:

1.  Gokyo Lakes:  The valley is home to a series of turquoise blue glacial lakes, which are considered sacred by the local Sherpa people.

2.   Stunning Himalayan Views: The Gokyo Valley offers breathtaking views of several of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.

3. Gokyo Ri:  This viewpoint offers an incredible panoramic view of the surrounding peaks and valleys, and is a popular destination for trekkers.

4. Local Sherpa Culture: The Gokyo Valley is inhabited by the Sherpa people, who are known for their warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage. Trekkers can interact with the local communities, learn about their customs and traditions, and experience a unique way of life.

5.    Adventure Activities: The Gokyo Valley offers several opportunities for adventure activities such as trekking, peak climbing, and mountaineering, making it a popular destination for adventure enthusiasts.

Overall, the Gokyo Valley provides a unique combination of natural beauty, cultural richness, and adventure activities, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a truly immersive and enriching trekking experience.


Physical Requirements for Gokyo Valley Trek 


The trek is a moderate to challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and mental preparation. The trek involves several long days of hiking at high altitudes, with some steep inclines and descents, so it is important to be in good physical condition before embarking on the journey. Some of the physical requirements for the Gokyo Lake Trek are:

1.     Endurance: The trek involves several long days of hiking, with some days covering over 6 hours of continuous walking. It is important to have good endurance and be able to walk for long periods of time, especially at high altitude, where the air is thin and exertion can be more challenging.

2.     Cardiovascular Fitness:  The trek involves hiking at high altitude, with some steep inclines and descents, so it is important to have good cardiovascular fitness, with a strong heart and lungs, to help you cope with the demands of the trek.

3.     Strong Legs: The trek involves hiking on rough and uneven terrain, so it is important to have strong legs, especially your quadriceps, hamstrings, and calf muscles, to help you maintain stability and balance while walking.

4.     Good Balance:  The trek involves walking on narrow and steep paths, with some loose and slippery sections, so it is important to have good balance and be comfortable walking on challenging terrain.

5.  Altitude Acclimatization: The Gokyo Lake Trek reaches altitudes of over 5,000 meters, so it is important to be prepared for the effects of high altitude, including symptoms such as headache, nausea, and fatigue. It is important to allow sufficient time for altitude acclimatization, and to take it slow and steady as you gain altitude.

Overall, it is a challenging but rewarding experience, and if you are in good physical condition and mentally prepared, you can expect to have a fantastic time on the trek. If you have any concerns about your physical fitness or health, it is always advisable to consult with a doctor before embarking on the trek.


Geography of Everest  Gokyo region Nepal :


The geography of the Everest region is characterized by the high peaks of the Himalayan mountain range, including Mount Everest (8,848 meters), which is the tallest peak in the world. The region is located in the Solu-Khumbu district of Nepal and encompasses an area of approximately 1,148 square kilometers.

The Everest region is situated in the northeastern part of Nepal, and is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north and the Makalu-Barun National Park to the east. The region is dominated by the towering peaks of the Himalayas, including some of the world's highest mountains, such as Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

The region is also home to several major river systems, including the Bhote Kosi, the Dudh Kosi, and the Imja Khola, which flow from the glaciers and snowfields of the surrounding peaks and provide important sources of water and fertile land for the local communities. The region is also rich in vegetation, ranging from lush subtropical forests in the lower valleys to alpine meadows and barren landscapes at higher altitudes.

The climate of the Everest region is heavily influenced by its high altitude, and ranges from tropical to subarctic, depending on the elevation. In the lower valleys, temperatures are warm and humid, while at higher altitudes, temperatures are cold and dry, with frequent snow and ice. The best time to visit the region is from September to November and from March to May, when the weather is clear and conditions are favorable for trekking and climbing.

Overall, the geography of the Everest region is characterized by its stunning landscapes, high peaks, and rich culture, and provides a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors and adventurers. Whether you are trekking, climbing, or simply exploring the region, the geography of the Everest region is sure to captivate and inspire you



Useful Information for Gokyo Lake Trek 


1.  Best time to go: The best time to trek in the Gokyo Lake region is from September to November and from March to May, when the weather is clear and the visibility is good.

2.    Trekking route: The trek starts in Lukla and takes you through the villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Dole, Machhermo, and Gokyo, before reaching the high point of the trek at Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters).

3.    Trekking distance: The total distance of the trek is approximately 50-60 km, depending on the route and itinerary.

4.  Accommodation:  During the trek, you will be staying in tea houses or lodges, which provide basic accommodation and meals.

5.    Physical fitness:  A  good level of physical fitness is required for the Gokyo Lake trek, as you will be trekking for several hours each day and gaining altitude.

6.  Altitude:  The Gokyo Lake trek takes you to an altitude of up to 5,357 meters, so it is important to allow sufficient time for acclimatization and to take any necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness.

7.    Equipment:  Essential equipment for the Gokyo Lake trek includes warm clothing, good quality walking shoes, a sleeping bag, and a down jacket. A first-aid kit, a headlamp, and a water bottle are also recommended.

8.   Permits:  To trek in the Gokyo Lake region, you will need to obtain a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card and a Sagarmatha National Park permit.

9.   Guides and porters:  Hiring a guide and porter is recommended, as they will provide valuable local knowledge, help you navigate the route, and carry your equipment



Food during the Gokyo Lake Trek: 


Food facilities during Gokyo Lake Trek usually have breakfast and dinner in the Tea House, and lunch will be at one of the restaurants. Our team will help you with menu selection and ensure you get hygienic and nutritious food during the trek. You'll get food of excellent quality and hygienic. We recommend you try local foods such as dal bhat (lentil stew), rice with meat and curried potatoes, boiled potatoes with chili sauce, and vegetable curry with rice. These are the regular dishes of Sherpa people, but every lodge will also offer a wide range of western meals. You'll have several food options like omelets, toast, pancakes, Tibetan bread, momo, macaroni veg fried rice, dal bhat, curry w/rice, noodles, fruit cocktails, chocolate cake, rice pudding, etc. There are many food options available during your stay in Kathmandu.


Accommodation During the Gokyo  lake Trek


Teahouses are cozy and comfortable with the basic standard during your Gokyo Lake Trek. We'll always provide you with the best available teahouse en route along the journey, and each lodge room includes a bed and pillow blanket. We recommend you bring your sleeping bag. Teahouses in high-elevation will only have a bathroom attached if you wish to purchase an upgrade, but only in some lodges, which you'll find attached. They'll provide the bed with mattresses and pillows and some blankets to borrow. Almost all lodge provides hot showers, which are mostly gas-heated, and the charging facility is also provided with an extra charge. If you're in Kathmandu, you'll get a luxurious service.


Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival , alt. 1300m
Day 2: Morning flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding at  2610m
Day 3: Trek to Namche bazaar alt 3400m
Day 4: Acclimatization day
Day 5: Trek to Dole alt 4200m
Day 6: Trek to Machermo alt 4400m
Day 7: Trek to Gokyo lake and hike to Gokyo- RI viewpoint alt 5360m
Day 8: Trek back to Dole  5 hours alt 4200m
Day 9: Trek back to Namche alt 3400m
Day 10: Trek back to Lukla alt 2800m
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu , alt. 1300m.
Day 12: Fly to your next destination
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival , alt. 1300m

You may arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport anytime soon. Our airport representatives will be waiting for you at the airport terminal with flowers in hand and welcome you upon your arrival and direct transfer you to the hotel on our private vehicle. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thamel.

Day 2: Morning flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding at  2610m

After breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, we'll transfer you to the domestic airport terminal for your flight to Lukla.  The flight to Lukla going to be one of the most scenic and thrilling as you will get to glimpse the Himalayas of the Everest region for the first time. After reaching Lukla, we go short uphill and on a gradual winding path to reach Phakding village for a first overnight stop.

Day 3: Trek to Namche bazaar alt 3400m

The trek to Namche Bazaar goes through colorful rhododendron and pine forests and up to the Benkar Valley in the North. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo Village and cross a suspension bridge to reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay.

Day 4: Acclimatization day

This is your rest day in Namche for better acclimatization before climbing to higher terrain.  On this day, we also go on a short hike and also visit the Sherpa museum for information about Sherpa people, rich culture-mountaineering with flora and fauna of the region. Overnight at the same lodge.

Day 5: Trek to Dole alt 4200m

Our morning starts with a gradual climb and then on the scenic pleasant trail with few ups and downhill overlooking views of Everest and Amadablam. We continue our trekking to Dole by following the same trail of base camp until we reach Sanasa then trail ascends to Mongla. We take a steep trail to reach Dole and spend overnight there. 

Day 6: Trek to Machermo alt 4400m

We pass through several summer settlements and yak pastures field to reach Machermo village. You'll be blessed by stunning views of Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku. We spend overnight at Machermo.

Day 7: Trek to Gokyo lake and hike to Gokyo- RI viewpoint alt 5360m

We go uphill enjoying the stunning scenery of both down the valley, Kanguru, Thamserku, K 43, Kangtega, Taboche, Nuptse, Everest, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Changtse, and Pumori. The turquoise blue water of Gokyo lake is eye-pleasing. We hike up to Gokyo Ri's viewpoint to get the stunning landscape of mountains and spend overnight at Gokyo Lake.

Day 8: Trek back to Dole  5 hours alt 4200m

The trail descends along the Dudh Koshi River where we cross first Gokyo Lake and enjoy the majestic views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks along the way. We pass through several villages like Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages to reach Dole. Overnight stay.

Day 9: Trek back to Namche alt 3400m

We start our trek trekking down to Phortse Thenga. On the way, you may encounter varieties of wildflowers and Rhododendrons and mountain goats, musk deer, and pheasants. We spend overnight at Sherpa town, Namche.

Day 10: Trek back to Lukla alt 2800m

We start our day with a steep downhill walk and cross the high suspension bridge then climbs to Monjo where your trekking card will be checked out. We pass through Benkar and Phakding to reach Lukla. Overnight stay.

Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu , alt. 1300m.

You will have the last glimpse of the high mountains in our flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. After reaching Kathmandu, we'll celebrate the success of our trek and spend overnight at a hotel in Thamel. 

Day 12: Fly to your next destination

The final day of the Gokyo Lake Trek, we'll drop you to the airport for your flight back home.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup, and drop by private (Car/ Jeep /Bus as a group size.)
  • Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu 3- starter level before trek and ends of the trek including breakfast.
  • Three times meals a day on the trek ( Breakfast, Lunch, and  Dinner)
  • Hot drinks (Tea or Coffee)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits 
  • All the necessary airport domestic  pick-up and drop
  •  Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla and return to Kathmandu domestic airfare
  • Accommodation on trek normal twine sharing basic rooms.
  • Professional  guide 
  • Porter (each 2 people 1 porter and  weight limited is max 25kg) 
  • Sagarmatha national park entrance fee
  • Khumbu –Pasang Lamu village municipality fee
  •  TIMS card.
  • Duffle bag for keeping your goods during the trek (refundable after the trek)
  • Down Jacket for a cold place (Refundable after trek )
  • Nature Explore Trek T-shirt gift
  • Basic medical Kitbag 
  • Treat drinking water
  • Trekking Map.
  • All trip necessary trip arrangements

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare 
  • Personal insurance (encase  of emergency only)
  • Trekking equipment
  • Extra nights Hotels, and food in Kathmandu
  • Bar menu
  • Personal expenses such as WI -Fi, extra snacks, laundry, Hot shower, battery charges etc…
  • Not mentioned in the Itinerary or above included section.
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter.
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    Yes, you can get an arrival visa at Trivubhan international airport. Visa cost per person US$25 for 15 days of single/multiple entries, US$40 for 30 days of single/multiple entries, US$100 for 90 days of single/multiple entries. Those individual passport holders from the member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) do not need to pay a visa fee for 30 days

  • 2.Does your company provide pickup and drop-off services from the airport?

    Yes, we pick up and drop off from the airport. One of our nature explore trek's staff shall be weighing you at the arrival gate with your name details and transfer you to the hotel by private car/jeep and bus accordingly to group size.


    Nepal has a diverse weather and climatic variation, to four different seasons: autumn (or fall), winter, spring, and summer (also monsoon). The seasons in Nepal are comparable to those seen in Europe but really quite unique from those in Australia. It is cold in December and January, but you can get away with shorts and T-shirts in June and July. Nepal has a temperate climate, which means that the winters are dry and the summers are hot. Overall, autumn or fall is the best tourist season in Nepal after summer and before the arrival of winter. Autumn Season (fall) Mid - September to end of the November every year. Autumn season start after monsoon end in Nepal. It will be mid-September to end of the November. During these months the weather will be pleasant and clear sky, sunshine day and warm temperature during the day. And these months it will be less chance to rain and snowing in mountain, you will have great holidays in these months in Nepal. Spring season (March to May) Spring season is second biggest and clear weather season in Nepal after autumn season. During the spring season you will have a lots chance to have breathtaking view of Himalaya from close distance. Spring season also suitable season for big expeditions climb in Nepal. Winter season in Nepal (December to February) Winter season is start during the months of December to February. In these months it will more colder and snowing in mountains and less visibility and very fewer chance to see mountains so comparatively in the winter less tourist and more quiet and peace in mountain . If someone preferred to go trekking then for short and easy treks winter also well time to visit Nepal. Monsoon (summer) season in Nepal (June to mid-September) Summer or monsoon season starts after the spring season ends between June to mid-September. In these months in Nepal the climate will be very hot, and most of the time it will be raining and cloudy. We don’t recommend in summer for trekking and climbing in Nepal for all travelers from around the world. Summer or monsoon season is the best time for farming in Nepal.


    The trek is considered a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and preparation. The trek involves several days of hiking at a high altitude, with some steep inclines and descents, and reaches a maximum altitude of 5,550 meters high altitude in the Everest region treks route itself. Everest basecamp or three high passes trek itself is a steep and challenging climb and requires trekkers to scramble over loose rock and scree. The conditions on the trek can be challenging, with cold temperatures, strong winds, and potential for snow and ice, especially at higher altitudes. Trekkers should be prepared for the effects of high altitude, including headaches, nausea, and fatigue, and should allow sufficient time for acclimatization. In conclusion, the trek is considered a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and preparation and is best suited for experienced trekkers and hikers who are comfortable with long days of hiking and challenging terrain. With its stunning landscapes, rich culture, and unique experiences, the EBC Chola Pass, three high pass , Gokyo lake trek is an unforgettable adventure that provides a truly rewarding experience for those who undertake it.


    1. 1 trekking walking boots 2. 1 Medium size backpack 3. 1 Day pack 4. 1 Sleeping bag (15 - 20C) 5. 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket 6. 1 Light wind & water proof jacket 7. 1 Inner sleeping sheet 8. 2 Long sleeve T-shirts 9. 1 Water bottle 10. 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers 11. 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal 12. 2 Pairs light weight trousers 13. 1 Pair shorts 14. 1 Fleece / warm sweater 15. 2 T-shirts 16. 2 Pair’ light socks 17. 3 Pairs heavy wool socks 18. 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater 19. 1 Torch & spear batteries 20. 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits (not for Everest region) 21. 1 Medium size towel 22. 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries 23. Moleskin for blister 24. Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo (toilet paper you can buy every place in Nepal) 25. Personal medication. (if you are taking rebury otherwise for high altitude we provide) 26. Underwear (including thermals) 27. Warm hat/ gloves 28. Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream 29. Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes 30. Swimming customs Note: even high altitude medication you can bring in your favor like Diamox otherwise Nepalese taste we do have always (but we treat naturally all the time go slowly and drink lots of water)


    It depends which trek you want to go: if you chose shorter treks in Nepal and you already have physical fitness then you do not need to worry about fitness, but if you are planning to go longer treks in Nepal then obviously you need to have the good fitness level and longer hikers before you go to trekking in Nepal. Definitely, shorter treks are easier than longer and more adventurous treks in Nepal. If you planning to go on long treks in Nepal then you need a better fitness level and if you are planning for shorter treks then not required a long hike and fitness level.


    Tea house treks in Nepal: while we are on trekking in mountains we sleep in the tea house (belongs to someone's house) provide trekkers a private room and bed with food from their own restaurants. Sleep in someone's small and simple guest house in mountains. Camping treks in Nepal: carry all tents, food, and kitchen crews in a big team and cook ourselves and sleep in a tent while we are on the trek. It is called camping trekking in Nepal. But nowadays camping treks are very less used because tea house treks in easier and comfortable, and cheaper. But still, in a remote area of mountain regions of Nepal, we must have to take tents where we can’t get tea houses to sleep and eat.


    Accommodation during the Gokyo Lake Trek is typically in basic tea houses or lodges. These facilities offer basic dormitory-style rooms with shared bathrooms, and sometimes offer hot showers for an additional fee. Many of the tea houses also serve meals, which usually consist of traditional Nepalese and Tibetan dishes, such as dal bhat (lentil soup and rice), momos (dumplings), and various types of noodle soup. Most trekkers will also have the opportunity to purchase snacks, energy bars, and other food items along the way. Some of the tea houses offer more comfortable and better-equipped rooms for a higher price, and it's recommended to book in advance, especially during the peak trekking season from September to November. It's important to note that the quality of accommodation and food can vary greatly along the trek, but trekkers can expect basic and functional facilities in most places.


    Yes, we organized all types of domestic flights, Hotel bookings, side tours, a day trips, and other services according to your budget and interest during you’re staying in Nepal.


    Yes, a guide is required for your safety and security while on the trek. And if you want to make your trip memorable by learning a lot about the trekking region of Nepal, this is the place to be. A professional guide is essential for any trek in Nepal. Your guide will not only show you the walking trail during the trek, but he will also manage the accommodation ahead of time, recommend the best restaurants, and eat organic and hygienic food in the mountains. Which allows you to finish your trip without worrying about food? Most of the time, your guide will walk alongside you, and if you need them, you can ask them any questions about the culture, religions, nature, and landscapes of the area where you are. In addition, the guide will assist you in communicating with the locals. The majority of the locals do not speak your language. Another reason why having a guide is important is that if we get sick in the mountains, such as altitude sickness, stomach sickness, or injury from a ruck fall from the mountain, or if you fall somewhere in the stone and break your ankle or any part of your buddy, how will we be safe? If you have a guide with you in this situation, he or she will undoubtedly assist you in getting to a safe location quickly. So we strongly advise all trekkers to any region of Nepal to go with a guide, who will play a key role in making your trip in Nepal a success. You are not only hiring a guide for your trip to Nepal, but you are also helping him or her with economic support. For example, one guide (man) works at a house for a whole family who has to take care of their food, education, health, and all basic expenses, so your visit to Nepal is helping local people a lot and giving a big opportunity to work and protect his or her family and life from his or job.


    Yes, Nepal is always safe for trekking and travel. But you have to choose the Wright Company, and good season and a professional team. If you book your holiday with good hands definitely your holiday shall be perfect and no doubt for anything. If some people go trek individually without a guide and porter sometimes it’s not safe also. So we highly recommend taking an experienced guide from Nepal Gov. Resisted company.


    Travel insurance is highly recommended for the Gokyo Lake trek, as the region is remote and the trek can be physically demanding. A good travel insurance policy will provide coverage for unexpected medical expenses, evacuation, trip cancellations, and lost or stolen gear, among other things. When choosing a travel insurance policy, it is important to select a policy that provides comprehensive coverage, including high-altitude trekking and adventure sports. Some policies may exclude coverage for activities such as climbing or mountaineering, so it's important to carefully read the policy details and understand what is covered and what is not. In addition to travel insurance, it is also a good idea to carry a comprehensive first-aid kit, as well as any necessary medications and other personal items, such as sunscreen, insect repellent, and water purification tablets. Trekkers should also be prepared for unexpected weather conditions and be equipped with warm, waterproof clothing and gear. With proper planning and preparation, a trek to Gokyo Lake can be a safe and rewarding adventure, and travel insurance can provide peace of mind and protection in the event of an emergency.


    Yes, telephone, internet – wifi are available in most of the places in Nepal like Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region, Manaslu region. But far west Nepal and remote areas of the country still there is no internet so you should prepare if you are going on such a trip.


    Normally altitude sickness starts from 2500 to 3000m. During the trek if encase you have received an altitude sickness then first you will received several symptoms like fast breathing, tired, headache, vomiting, and can’t sleep properly at night, can’t eat enough so then after your guide shall give you a lot of positive suggestion, advice, and our guide are well training about first aid kit. normally our guide carries a first aid kid bag with him during the trek, and the guide will give you altitude sickness medicine like Diamox, and as much as possible your guide shall take you to descend 400 to 500m. And if encase this altitude sickness is not controlled and makes it more serious then we will call the evacuation and take you to the hospital nearby or Kathmandu.


    Yes, you can easily avoid altitude sickness during trekking in Nepal. Before you plan to come to Nepal for trekking any region of Himalaya you should be prepared both physically and mentally well. And do good training at least 3 to 6 months before your trip start. Here is the some advice for avoiding altitude sickness. 1. Avoid Alcohol & Nicotine 2. Get rid of Caffeine & Oily Foods 3. Consume Plenty of Liquids & Water 4. Eat Starchy Food full of Carbohydrate 5. Have Enough Acclimatization Days 6. Physical Fitness Level 7. Slow & Uniform Ascent 8. Get Full Insurance. If you follow above mentions suggestions list you will not feel the altitude and you can succeed in your trip.


    You can bring with you USD$ dollar, Australian dollar, British pound, Canadian dollar, Indian rupee, Euro and you can exchange in money changer in Thamel USD to Nepali rupees. Normally on the trek, you should carry Nepali rupees. Local people did not accept the USD or any other country's currency.


    Well, if you are going to do the big expeditions or adventure high passes treks then you should book at list 2 to 3 months period but if you are planning to do short and small treks in Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region and Manaslu region Minimum one months is a good time for book an advance your trip.


    When you book your trip with us in advance we ask you to deposit a 25% deposit in our nature explore trek officially USD dollar account in Himalayan bank limited. Your advance is to ensure your trip with us 100% and we also have to pay an advance for accommodation, transportation. Then rest of the payment you can bring with you in cash or card payment. If you want to pay by your visa or master card 3.5% bank charge will add on top of your total rest of the your trip payment. So if possible from you then we suggest paying in cash rest of the amount on arrival in Kathmandu before your trip starts. We only accept USD dollars, Euro, and Indian currency for Indian trekkers. If encase if you need to cancel the trip then you let us know within one month then we refund 100% of the deposit, and in 15 days 50%, in the last week of the trip start 20% only because of the rest of your deposit will we will also pay for accommodation, transportation or airline ticket, etc.

  • 19. Is insurance provided for Nature Explore trek guides and porters?

    Yes, our guide and porter will have insurance from our company which will cover expenses of emergency altitude sickness, injury, snow frostbite, falling from a mountain or any things happen during the trip.


    For the domestic airplane minimum limit weight is 15kg +7 kg hand bag for Everest region lukla flight , Jomsom flight , in small 17 seat airplane , and if you are travelling to Pokhara , Nepalgunj , Bharatpur , Biratnagar in tourist place there is big airport available and 70 to 75 seater airplane can go so you can carry 30kg+10. Is possible to carry. If encased your bags are more than limited weight then still you can take with you but you have to pay for extra weight as per kg.


    Trekking with Nepal Explore Trekking agency offers several benefits, such as: 1. Expertise: The agency has a team of experienced guides who have in-depth knowledge of the trekking routes, local culture, and customs. 2. Safety: The agency prioritizes the safety of its clients and has strict safety measures in place for all treks. 3. Comfort: The agency provides comfortable accommodation, hygienic food, and necessary equipment for a successful and enjoyable trek. 4. Customizable itineraries: The agency offers customizable trekking itineraries to meet the specific needs and interests of its clients. 5. Support for local communities: The agency supports local communities by promoting sustainable tourism practices and contributing to local economic development. 6. 100 % positive feedback from our previous clients, and 99% excellent review on trip adviser. 7. We offer Reliable cost and 100 % guarantee: here are 100s of the local trekking company in Kathmandu, everyone has a won price and they offer accordingly, but nature explore trek is one of the most reliable and trusted local trekking agencies in Kathmandu since 2015. We deliver the same things in the mountain that we talked about in conversation in the computer with our clients.


    It is mandatory to hire a licensed trekking guide and a porter when you are trekking in the Manaslu Circuit, Tsum Valley Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Dolpa Region Trek, Kanchenjunga region, and Makalu region. This is because the routes can be challenging, and navigation may be difficult at times. While shorter and easier treks can be undertaken independently, doing so is not one hundred percent safe and secure. Therefore, having a guide is crucial for all trekking routes in Nepal. Additionally, it is advisable to travel with a reputable trekking company that has experience operating in the region. Such a company can provide the necessary support and guidance throughout the trek.


Published: Feb 19, 2020


Gokyo trek without flying to Lukla

I had an amazing time from the beginning till the end!
I knew Bharat from a friend and contacted him for doing trekking with Nature Explore. He offered great service from the start on, made a great itinerary and was very helpful with answering all my questions very quickly!
When I arrived in Nepal I got a pick-up from the airport and Bharat and my actual tour guide Chabbin supported me a lot with all the final preparations!
The trek itself was wonderful. I started below from Lukla and got a really deep impression about the nepalese mountain life in the less-touristic lower altitude! Chabbin was a super guide, he didn't hesitate to support me at any time with anything and he taught me a lot about nepalese culture and language, what I appreciate! So we became really good friends after a very short period of time!
All in all, this trek is an unforgettable memory for me and I highly-recommend to book with this lovely guides from Nature Explore. Thanks a million for making my trekking experience even better than I expected!

Ross Prince

Published: Feb 20, 2020


Gokyo Trek

Guide owner Bharat led this trek. All goals and expectations were met. Inclusive of some dietary and health limitations on my part. The hike was well paced and well planned. No one was left behind and great attention was focused on our individual needs and abilities by the guide and porters. Born and raised in the area his knowledge and experienced lent itself well to our enjoyment and exposure to the wonderful Nepali culture. I will be returning.

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