Gokyo lake Trekking

The trek to Gokyo provides an excellent opportunity to see an eyeful view of the Mt. Everest at close range.This trek is to be considered as an alternative trek to the traditional Everest Base Camp trek that offers magnificent view of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in the Nepal Himalayas.The image of of this region is associated with the soaring view of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of 8000m including Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri (5483m.) above Gokyo Lake.One of the most remarkable feature of the trek is the view of tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region.This extraordinary trek is also worthy in a sense that it offers an ample opportunity to explore the amazing destination and its impressive sight, which is beyond human imagination.

Justifiably acknowledged as one of Nepal's most famous treks to the Khumbu Mountains & Sherpa settlements, the trek offers a unique experience to the visitors. The trail to Gokyo and Chola Pass is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements we reach the Gokyo Lakes where we ascend the Gokyo Peak (5480m) and enjoy stunning mountains summit views including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo.

Visiting the Cho La pass, we reach Dzongla. The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche look spectacular from here. Ascending Zhongla, we continue towards Gorak Shep and climb to Kala Pattar (5545m) from where we enjoy an impressive close-up view of Everest. Our return route passes through Tengboche monastery, where we rest and savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m) and Lhotse (8511m).

Gokyo lake Trekking Itinerary

Day1 :Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome at airport and transfer to hotel.

Day2 :Trek preparation and formalities for permits.

Day3 : Kathmandu flight to Lukla then trek to Phakding (2610m).

Day4 :Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) .

Day5 : Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, ascent Syangboche and Khumjung descent again Namche Bazar.

Day6 :Namche Bazaar trek to Dole (4090m) .

Day7 :Dole trek to Machhermo (4410m).

Day8 :Machhermo trek to Gokyo Lake (4750m) .

Day9 :Ascent Gokyo Ri (5480m) and descent to Gokyo Lake.

Day10 :Gokyo Lake trek to Phortse Village (3810m) .

Day11 :Phortse Village trek to Tengboche (3860m).

Day12 :Tengboche trek to Namche Bazar.

Day13 :Namche Bazar trek to Phakding.

Day14 :TPhakding trek to Lukla.

Day15 :Flight Lukla to Kathmandu.

Day16 : Kathmandu Free day.

Day17 : International departure.

Gokyo lake Trekking Quick Highlight

Trip Name: Gokyo Lake Trek

Duration: 16 Days(4 days Ktm+12 days trek)

Trip Type: Tea House/Camping

Trekking Grade: Moderate

Best season: September to November & February to May (however we arrange this trek throughout the year )

Transportation: Land or Flight

Accommodation: Hotel/ Resort (Kathmandu ) & tea house( during the trek )or camping

Highest access of the trek: Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,572m)

Culture: Sherpa

Trip Cost:

Please contact us for cost details

Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick & Drop to Airport/Hotel by our Private Car/ Van / Bus
  • Accomodation in Kathmandu
  • All domestic air/land transport.
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with English speaking tour guide by car/van
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek
  • Required Accommodation of Lodges, Guest houses, tents in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
  • Trekking Guides(Government Licensed holder) and Porters with good English during the trek
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • First Aid medical kit
  • National Park permit fees
  • Trekkers Information Management system (TIMS) Card
  • Guide airfare Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance for Nepali staff during trekking period
  • Seasonal fresh fruits like (orange, apple, banana, mango and grape and other Nepali local fruits etc)
  • All administrative works (If necessary) related to government body
  • Government Taxes, legal expenses


Trip Cost Excludes

  • Any Meals in Kathmandu
  • All international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival of Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu which will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Any kinds of Drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks), hot water, hot shower, phone calls , internets, laundry.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment, medical and travel insurance
  • Entrance fees for Sightseeing/Monument
  • Any kind of personal expenses / Helicopter rescue in case.


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