Trekking in the region of Gokyo lake has been highly demanded nowadays. It needs proper planning, money research, time, and many more. Talking about the full cost that is needed to complete the Gokyo Lake trek in Nepal is about USD 1200 or more. There will be many expenses, some are high and some are low respectively.
You don’t need to wonder because Gokyo lake trek is of course a remote trek situated at the lap of stunning Himalayas. The struggle is something different for this trek when you make it done you will ever regret for a single time to spend money.
This trek comes under the lifetime trekking opportunity in Nepal. You will be experiencing nature. Wildlife, etc but in the modest there you can also see incredible culture and traditions.
Talking about the best season to trek in the Gokyo lakes region is Autumn that falls in the month of September, October, and November. The month of March, April, and May come under the spring season which is also an equally important and popular time for trekking in the region of Gokyo.
Talking about another season winter that falls in December, January, and February and summer the month like June, July and August are taken as an off-season to trek. This trek is doable all year round and for this, you just need preparations and proper planning.
Gokyo Trek Highlights
- The scenic flight to Lukla airport and back.
- The Unique Sherpa Culture and tradition in the Khumbu region.
- The thrilling suspension bridges on the way. Hilary suspension bridge being the highest and the longest.
- The Buddhism practices, prayer flags, chortens, prayer wheels, and giant mani walls en route.
- Amazing views of the several Himalayas including Mt.Everest (8848 meters), three giant peaks over 8000 meters: Mt. Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu.
- Ngozumpa, the largest glacier in the world.
- Beautiful big and small settlements at Namche, Dole, Macchermo, Gokyo, and other places.
- Amazing sunrise view from Gokyo Ri, the highest point on Gokyo valley trekking.
Major Everest Gokyo lake trek cost
Gokyo lake trek can be done throughout the Everest region and also a teahouse trek route. During the time of trek you can stay at lodges, teahouses, and hotels. You will get the facilities as per the region and altitude in Nepal. You this region takes higher and higher treks and teahouses will be more and more basic.
During the time of trekking by the help of a trekking company in Nepal, you don’t have to pay any money at your accommodation facilities. The trekking to Gokyo lake trek includes total accommodation trek costs. It includes staying at teahouses at a Gokyo lake that will cost the price of USD 3 to 5 per person. There will be a single room for a single individual on a twin sharing basis.
The tea houses in this region have a common type of dining hall with smoky due to the open Kitchen. You will get warm inside the room because of heaters and spend most of the time at the dining hall. There you will be provided some play cards, wifi, some trekkers spend their time by making gossip and discussions.
Guide and Porter
Trekking to the Everest base camp with Cho la pass Gokyo, hire a porter and a guide for making this trip more easy and successful. This trek is one of the most difficult treks done in the region of Everest. This trekking can be completed within 5 to 6 hours of walking every day.
Porters and guides will always help trekkers to share any kind of burden during the time of trekking. A guide which you have taken will always be there for you during any kind of difficulties or risks and celebrations. They always make you safe and help with the unknown things during Gokyo lake trek. There is a porter who will always help you by carrying your loads or backpacks.
Talking about the per day costs for hiring a guide for Gokyo valley trekking is about USD 20 to 3o on an average. At the same time Hiring of porter also costs a bit less than a guide. The average cost of porters is about USD 15 to 20 per day.
For your Gokyo lake trek, you need to get two different permits:
- Local Area Permit
- Sagarmatha National park permit
Talking about the permit which is required for entry in the trekking destinations. The total cost of the permit comes around $50. The local permit costs up to USD 20 and the cost to enter Sagarmatha National park entry permit is about USD 30. It also includes VAT.
You can even obtain another permit for Monjo village in the Khumbu. If you have already taken your guide and porter for your trekking then they will help you for taking such permits. Those of the permit can be taken in Kathmandu with the help of a guide to easily make sure that you pay related costs.
Food and Drinks
You will be served all possible food and drinks in the region of Himalayas but they are not free. It will cost as per the region and cost policy. The lodges and Tea houses in the Everest Gokyo lake trekking route are in a basic form. But also they try to serve hygienic and a healthy meal for the trekker each day.
There you can get food and drinks which varies according to the lower and upper region. Talking about the lower regions price can be a bit less than in the higher regions. There you can even see many stories behind why the cost of altitude increases.
Transporting all the food facilities is so much difficult for the people in the higher regions of a country and even Everest is a very high region. They use transport as donkeys, Yaks and with people also which is very hard and expensive to transport.
The cost of a single meal goes around USD 5 to 6 in general. It also differs depending upon the order the trekker has made. This also makes per day costs of meals like three meals a day to average around USD 15 to 20.
In terms of drinks, there are varieties of drinks which you can select as per your interest like peach tea, mint tea, herbal tea, apple tea, rhododendron tea, etc and so on. You can even get a taste of canned fruit juices. There are some major varieties of soup to be safe from cold-like garlic soup, mushroom soup, and other different flavor soups.
Travel Insurance Cost
This trek is an adventure trek so that you are walking over 5000m. This is why it is necessary to have traveled with the most reliable travel insurance. This insurance of trekkers must cover the areas especially emergency evacuation over 5,000m.
Generally, the cost of travel insurance will be at least USD 120 per person. It will also vary accordingly upon various situations or duration of insurance and also due to the policies made by insurance companies.
Cost for trekking equipment and gears
Gokyo lake trek need also trekking equipment and many gears to accomplish this trek. If this is the time you are going for a trek then you must have many things brought. This trek does not include any technical climbing sections. So that you need to buy some suitable clothing, backpacks, trekking poles, trekking boots, snacks, and other major trekking equipment.
We recommend you not to buy each and everything new because it will cost high. So you can rent some of the trekking gears in the capital or even in the Raes of Thamel. Our officer from the company will surely help you to buy some. The cost for renting such gears w3ill vary from USD 1 to 10 per day.
Kathmandu to Lukla Flight Cost
The most adventurous and reliable means of transport is air. So that we will be taking you up to the region of Lukla from Flight from capital city Kathmandu. While moving form flight, you get a chance to see amazing and stunning views of Himalayan peaks, incredible natural lush landscapes, valleys, hills, and rapidly flowing rivers.
The cost of flight from Kathmandu to Lukla up to USD 150 for one way. It will take almost 30 to 45 minutes to be at Lukla. IN the peak season in Nepal, the costs of flight may slightly rise as there is more demand. At the same time, in the offseason, it will cost less as you expected.
There is also another option for Gokyo lake trek. It can be done with a helicopter ride by Everest base camp, Kalapatthar, and Gokyo Lake. If you have no trekking experience and want an expensive helicopter ride then there is also a possibility for that at the same time.
Gokyo lake trek journey can be a lifetime experience for the trekker around the world because of its adventurous and stunning natural progression. This trek cost is not as high as you expected as other countries, trekking to Gokyo will also be a heartwarming experience for you.