Gokyo, Nepal: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Gokyo, Nepal? If you're planning to go to Gokyo, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Gokyo, Nepal

Based on the climate and weather in Gokyo, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

Important essentials for Gokyo, Nepal

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gokyo, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities

Gokyo is at a very high altitude, and may result in altitude sickness. For that reason, you will want to pack strong altitude sickness prevention products and treatments.

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Gokyo, Nepal

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Gokyo.

We also recommend these top tours in and around Gokyo.

What to wear/what to pack for Gokyo, Nepal by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January for Gokyo is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days.

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February

If you go to Gokyo in February, you will notice that it is biting cold. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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March

If you are traveling to Gokyo in March, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day.

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April

April in Gokyo can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains occasionally.

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May

May here is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains regularly.

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June

If you go to Gokyo in June, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

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July

If you are traveling to Gokyo in July, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost once in a while.

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August

August in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while. It rains most days.

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September

September here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly. It rains about half of the time.

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October

If you are traveling to Gokyo in October, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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November

Traveling to Gokyo in November, you will notice that it is very cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day.

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December

If you are traveling to Gokyo in December, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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