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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

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14 Days







Min. 2-14 Pax.


Tea House






Want to explore a lake in the Everest region?  The Gokyo Lake Trek offers lakes above 4000m and hiking above 5000m in an alternative route to the Everest base camp. Trek to Gokyo Lakes to explore high land Lakes, Gokyo Ri, and all the mountains of Khumbu region  Nepal.

Gokyo Lake Trek route parts with the classic Everest Base Camp Trek at Namche Bazaar. Heading from west of the Dudh Koshi valley towards Gokyo Lakes we will reach the trekking pinnacle of Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri. Expect calm trails that enable you to concentrate on the sheer regular magnificence of your encompasses – a considerably more shifted and verdant scene than on the exemplary trek.

On account of the course’s round nature, you won’t need to follow your strides on the arrival leg of the outing as you would have done on the standard base camp trek. Subsequent to investing some energy unwinding at the turquoise cold lakes you will summit Gokyo Ri just to be overwhelmed by the absolute most shocking perspectives on Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m) and Cho Oyu (8,201m).

From that point, you will rise one of the notorious ‘Three Passes’ in the district – Cho La pass – over which you will re-unite with the fundamental trek up to Gorak Shep. You will have the chance to visit the trekker’s photograph point at Everest Base Camp before setting out on the trek up Kala Patthar the following day – another notable perspective in the Region.

For those who wish to go on an even more adventurous trip to Everest, Regions do check out our Everest panorama Trek, Lobuche peak with EBC, Island peak climbing, Three pass trek  

Gokyo Lake Trek Itinerary

1Arrival in Kathmandu 
2fly to Lukla (2840m), trek to Phakding (2610m)4 hrs
3Trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m)6 hrs
4rest day in Namche 
5trek to Dole (4230m)7.5 hrs
6Trek to Macherma (4470m)4 hrs
7Trek to Gokyo (4790m)4 hrs
8Hike to Gokyo Ri (5330m)3 hrs
9Trek to Phortse (3950m)3 hrs
10Trek to Manjo (2835m)3 hrs
11Trek to Lukla (2840m)4 hrs


Trip Highlights

  • The world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848m above mean sea level)
  • Combination of Nature's beauty and Sherpa culture.
  • Can see two other peaks Lhotse, and ch oyo higher than 8,000m from Trail.
  • Explore Sherpa village  khumjung, Namche.
  • Snow, Musk Deer, Red Panda, and Himalayan Monal.
  • Monastery ( Phorste and Khumjung)
  • Gokyo lake and other lakes.



After your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport, our company member will welcome you and drop you at the hotel. In the evening you will meet your guide and get a briefing and have dinner in the cultural restaurant.

Depending on flight time, you will reach the airport for the Lukla flight with the entire trekking team. The thrilling flight from Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla takes around 20/30 minutes. You can enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas. 

After landing at Tenzing-Hilary airport you will meet your porter for carrying your luggage. Passing a Kani (ceremonial gatehouse) before the trail descends you will reach Kyangma village with its large gompa (monastery) and school.

The trial continues to Cheplung village through the community forest within sight of the Dudh Koshi River. Crossing the suspension bridge, viewing the complex of Mani walls, Chortens, and prayer wheel you will reach Phakding. 

The elevation of Phakding is 2610m /8563 ft. and it take 3-4 hours walk from Lukla to Phakding. Overnight at Mountain resort. 

Leaving Phakding behind, you’ll trek north on a path leading to Monjo. This small town serves as the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. 

Passing Tok Tok and Jorsalle, crossing the suspension bridge, and pine trial, and enjoying the diversity of Sagarmatha national park you will reach the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region: Namche Bazaar. 

An elevation of Namche is 3440m/ 11287 ft. and it take 6/7 hours from Phakdng to Namche.  Overnight at Comfort Inn. 

Today is reserved for acclimatization. As you ascend to higher elevations, it’s important to let your body adapt to low atmospheric pressure in higher elevations. 

Fortunately, there’s a lot to see and do in the colorful commercial hub of Namche Bazaar with a view of Thamserku and Kongde.  Namche viewpoint offers magnificent views of Mt Everest, Amadablam, Tabuchi, Lhotse, Cholache, and Kusumkhangaru. 

You will visit Syangboche Airport for stunning photographs of Namche Bazaar and the surrounding Himalayas. Then hike to the Everest view hotel as it is the highest hotel in the world with a great view of Mt Everest.

Things to do in Namche Bazzar 

  1. Explore the Namche Bazaar Market 
  2. Visit Namche Monastery
  3. Explore Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center
  4. Hike to the Everest View Hotel
  5. Try Spa and Movie
  6. Sherpa Town and Museum
  7.  Experience Nightlife
  8. Enjoy Local food
  9. Relax at Local Cafés

After having breakfast you will ascend to Dudh Koshi valley and select a different route than the Everest base camp. Passing the rhododendron forest, steep staircases, and Mong village you will reach the bank of Dudhkosh and ascend uphills. The Himalayan view, cold breeze, and entire Khumbu region is blessing resembling Heaven. You will reach Dole enjoying the beauty of the Gokyo Ri trek. 

An elavation of Dole is 4230m. and it take 7/8 hours from Namche to Dole. Overnight at Tea House

Leaving Dole village you will ascend towards Machhermo. View of Cho Oyu, vegetation above the tree line, peaceful environment make your day good. Small bushes covering the hills, dry path takes you to Machermo valley after 4 hours. 
 An elevation of Machhermo is 4470m and it take 4 hours from Dole to Machhermo. Overnight at Tea House

After having breakfast we will trek towards Gokyo lakes. The enormous beauty of places as you go uphill and gain 320m from Machhermo. Walk through the snow, a bank of the river, and a rocky path you will reach Gokyo lake. The amazing lakes with clean water on 4790m is a miracle. 

An elevation of Gokyo is 4790m and it take 4 hours from Machhermo to Gokyo village. Overnight at tea house 

You will hike to Gokyo Ri before sunrise. The amazing view of Gokyo lakes, Mount Everest, and associated mountains from 5330m altitude with sunrise is best part of Gokyo lake and Gokyo Ri trek.

You will return back to Gokyo lake, enjoy the view of Gokyo lakes and rest there.

After having breakfast we will descend down to Phortse valley. Crossing rivers and bridges, carefully walking in steep path we will descend downwards in our own pace. Having lunch in Dole and taking rest we will again descend to Phortse. It takes around 9 hours to reach Phortse from Gokyo which is quite challenging. it will take 3 hours from Gokyo lake to Phorste village.

After having breakfast we will leave Phortse and start the walk. Passing Monglapass, Kanjuma, and Namche Bazzar  we will descend the pine trial and reach the beautiful village of Manjo. We will enjoy the sherpa culture, and diversity of the place and take a rest. it will take 6 hours from Phorste to Manjo Village.

Saying goodbye to Manjo in  Sagarmatha national park we will descend to Phakding. After having lunch in Phakding we will return to Lukla the last point of the Gokyo lake trek route. 

After reaching Lukla the celebration of completing the Gokyo lake trek occurs. it takes 5 hours from Manjo village to Lukla town. 

After our 11-day trek, we take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu/ Ramechhap.  if we will take flight to Ramechhap then we will take a jeep and 4 hour drive to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, you can take a rest or do the shopping as your desire. 

You will have a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant along with a traditional cultural dance show with company members.

Depending on your flight time we will drop you at International airport Kathmandu. The Gokyo lake trekking Nepal completes after your departure from Nepal.



  • Airport pickup and drop by private car/Van/Bus
  • Two night **star Category accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed n breakfast
  • Flight the Domestic flight To Lukla and to Kathmandu
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All accommodations during the trek. (Toilet will be outside your room)
  • All Pasang Lhambu municipality and Sargarmatha national park entry permit
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well-English-speaking trained, government license holder guide and porter With all his salary, food, drinks, and insurance
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes and office expenses
  • Trekking route map Domestic Airport tax Filling a water bottle and purification table. (Eco-Tourism)


  • Nepal entry visa fee is $40 . .
  • International airfare & Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Mineral water/bottles drinks/Sweets things during the trek
  • Hot shower/Battery charge /WI-FI for during the trek
  • Tips for guide and porter

Cost and Date

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14 Days

2023-11-02 - 2023-11-15



Gokyo lakes trek is 14 days long trek including arrival day, departure day, acclimatization in Namche bazzar and resting day in Kathmandu.

Gokyo Lake trek is moderate trek in Everest region. You should walk through uphills, downhills, moraines and ice during the trek. Gokyo lake trekking route is common to the Everest base camp trekking route up to Namche but it twists towards Dole after Namche. You will climb Gokyo ri to the elevation of 5330m which gives great adventure in Everest region trekking.

Spring and autumn are the best seasons for Gokyo Lake trek. The months of March, April, May, Sep, Oct and Nov are the best months with pleasant weather, clear sky and moderate temperature. You can get best view, enough tea houses, no rain cover during these months but sometime unfortunately you may face raincover, foggy weather in these months as well. It may be the effect of global warming.

It costs 1400$ per person to go to Gokyo Ri trek. If you are in group then we will provide discount depending on the number of trekkers. The cost will change depending on services you demand during the trek.

It takes around three hours to climb Gokyo Ri. You will wake up early in the morning and climb Gokyo Ri before sunrise. The amazing view of sunrise and the surrounding peaks with Everest base camp, Gokyo lakes, glaciers and Everest region landscape.

Gokyo lake trek is 14 days trek.

You can do Gokyo Lake trekking Nepal by booking the trek with local company and arriving Nepal with at least 15 days visa. After you arrival company members will pick up you and you can do the as according to Gokyo lake trek itinerary.

Gokyo Lake location is in Khumjung village development committee, Solukhumbu district, Sagarmatha zone, Province 1, north eastern Nepal.

You can get to Gokyo lakes from Kathmandu by taking flight to Lukla and trekking to Phakding, Lukla, Namche, Dole, Macherma and Gokyo. It takes around seven days to reach Gokyo from Kathmandu.If you don’t want to do trekking then you can take Heli from Kathmandu to Gokyo lake. It takes around 1.5 hour to reach Gokyo from Kathmandu.You can get to Gokyo lakes from Kathmandu by taking flight to Lukla and trekking to Phakding, Lukla, Namche, Dole, Macherma and Gokyo. It takes around seven days to reach Gokyo from Kathmandu.If you don’t want to do trekking then you can take Heli from Kathmandu to Gokyo lake. It takes around 1.5 hour to reach Gokyo from Kathmandu.

The Elevation of Gokyo Ri is 5330m/ 17486.88ft above from sea level.

Yes, it is possible to do Gokyp lake and Everest base camp trek together. You can do EBC trek first and go to Gokyo lake in further days. Gokyo cho la pass trek is the best choice to combine Gokyo lake and Everest base camp.

Gokyo lake itinerary is 14 days long including arrival, departure, resting and acclimatizing days.

Lukla to Gokyo lake distance is 32.5 km.

Gokyo lake altitude is 4,750m.

Kathmandu to Gokyo lake distance is 136km.