Gokyo Lake Trek - Our Recommendation

Our recommendation for the Gokyo Lake trek includes the following do's and don'ts to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience:


Acclimatize slowly to the altitude: As you ascend to higher altitudes, the air pressure decreases, and the air becomes thinner, making it harder for your body to breathe. We recommend spending a few days acclimatizing before starting the trek to prevent altitude sickness. The altitude ranges from 2,800m to 5,357m during the trek.
Hire a local guide or porter: A local guide or porter can assist you with navigating the trek and carrying your luggage, allowing you to enjoy the trek without worrying about logistics. Choose a guide with knowledge of the region's flora and fauna.
Carry warm clothing and prepare for extreme weather: The temperature can drop below freezing at night, and weather conditions can be unpredictable, especially during the winter months. Be sure to pack warm clothing and waterproof gear to protect against the cold, wind, and snow.


Do not disturb the wildlife or their habitat: Gokyo Lake trek is home to diverse wildlife, including snow leopards, Himalayan tahrs, and musk deer. It is essential to respect their habitat and avoid disturbing them.
Do not underestimate the weather conditions: The weather can be harsh, especially during the winter months, with the possibility of snowfall all season long. It is essential to prepare accordingly and stay informed about weather updates before starting the trek.
Do not forget to carry enough water: Staying hydrated is crucial during the trek to preventa altitude sickness. We recommend carrying at least 2-3 liters of water per day, and more if trekking during the summer months when temperatures are higher.
Remember, following these do's and don'ts can help ensure a safe and memorable trekking experience in the Gokyo Lake region.