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Gokyo Lake Trek

Trip Description

Gokyo Lake Trek first day starts 35 minute a short mountain flight to Lukla then follows to Namche Bazzar through by crossing Dudhkoshi (milky) River valley. It follows the route via high pass of Cho La Pass at 5330meters into the Base Camp of Mount Everest, however this Gokyo Lake Trek package not follow the whole trail. Along the way of Gokyo Lake Trek you will be passing grazing settlement of Yak to reach the Gokyo lakes and we climb the Gokyo Ri peak for the Panoramic veiws. You will get an opportunity observe the stunning scenery of Mt. Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo (8021m) Mt Everest  8848 m and many more other surrounding peaks.

Gokyo Lake Trek includes the visits to Namche Bazar and Gokyo valley and adds an incredible hike to Gokyo Lake around. Gokyo Trek offers you plenty of beautiful views of Everest and other nearby giant peaks. The Gokyo lake area is surrounded by mountainous valleys, alpine lakes, and numerous glaciers. It is less crowded than others in the Everest region and takes 12-14days to complete including travel to and from Kathmandu. This moderate to difficult trek reaches a high of 5000 meters superb hidden Himalayan valley.

Trip Highlights:

Explore beautiful Gokyo Lake region,  Gokyo Lake Trek  ascending  Gokyo Ri Top offers  awe- inspiring Mt Everest panorama veiws, encounter highland Sherpa people’s life style and their unique cultural hospitality, probably one of the world’s most popular destination visit Mt Everest  region’s holy site. Trek is total mountain adventure journey to roof of the world, opportunities for outstanding photographic and many chaos encounter of typical culture in highland. Among of them along Everest Gokyo Lake Trek takes you to visit popular places- Namche Bazar, Dole, Machharmo and many sacred lakes around.

Trip Facts

Duration: 12 days whole package

Activities: Trekking- Explore Gokyo Lake

Maximum altitude: Gokyo Ri (5350m)

Best season: March/ Apr/ May/ Sep/ Oct/ Nov/Dec

Trip starts/Ends: In Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)

Accommodations: Eco Teahouse lodge room managed by local community inclusive breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Transport:  Necessary as per package you have required depends on group size – car /van/bus/flight/ to and from starting and ending point and drive or flight from gateway town.

Gokyo Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Depart Kathmandu via air, for Lukla (8800ft) and a short trek (2-3 hours) to Phakding at 8,661 feet. The flight into Lukla is similar to the Everest View flight for views and beauty.

Day 02: The trail climbs gradually following the river and enters the Everest National Park at Jorsale, then crosses the river and climbs steeply to Namche (11,100 feet). (4-6 hours).

Day 03: Namche/ Rest day or day hide possible. Namche is capital of the Khumbu district and offers many ways to spend a day.

Day 04: Namche – Phortse Tenga 3640m, 5 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Phortse Tenga – Machhermo 4410m, 5 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Machhermo – Gokyo Lake 4750m, 4hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5350m) 5357m, 4 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Gokyo Lake to Dole (4000meters), 5-6 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Dole (4000meters) - Namche Bazar, 5-6 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Namche Bazar to Phakding, 5-6 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Namche Bazar to Phakding, 3-4 hours walk and overnight at lodge.

Day 12: By Plane: Lukla – Kathmandu 30 min and transfer to hotel.

Day 13: Transfer to airport for Final Departure from Kathmandu.

Trip Cost

Cost: Please contact us.
Minimum Group size: 2
Season: All year (on a bad weather flight does not goes)
Grading: 4
Departure date: as per your convenience.


  • Daily itinerary as described,
  • all inclusive camping or lodge trek with English speaking guide and porters,
  • all meals on trek,
  • all fees and land transportation
  • Flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu).

Not Included:

  • Bottled beverages,
  • tips,
  • items of a personal nature,
  • delay due to weather,
  • equipment failure or situations beyond our control.

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