Gokyo Lake Trek - 12 Days

gokyo lake trek

Gokyo lake Trek highlights

  • Walkthrough the peaceful, off-the-beaten-paths of the Everest region to reach Gokyo valley.
  • Enjoy a memorable time while viewing the sunrise/sunset  view at Mount Everest and other neighboring peaks from Gokyo Ri (5357 meters)
  • Click some awesome photographs of the unspoiled and crisp Gokyo valley.
  • Explore one of the biggest glaciers of the Khumbu region.
  • Trek through Khumjung the Sherpa town of Khumjung

Gokyo Lake Trek has one of the delicate experience trek situated in Mount Everest. It provides plenty of stunning views of Everest with an overnight stay

At the iconic town Namche Bazaar, the gateway of the Khumbu Region.

There is a less busy route but still affords the trekker with an insight into the local village life, glaciers, marvelous views of icy rivers, snow-capped mountains, and dazzling turquoise of Gokyo Lakes.

Located at an altitude of 4,700m to 5,000m Gokyo Lakes are made up of six bodies of water in the Gokyo Valley. Gokyo Valley falls under the Sagarmatha National Park area.

Gokyo Lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system which has been designated as a Ramsar site (wetlands of international importance) and being sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. 

You can also visit the 5th and 6th lakes which sit in a high alpine bowl at the foot of Cho Oyu itself.

With one of the highlights being a steep climb up to Gokyo RI (5357m) for viewing Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu you’ll expect to walk around 5 hours a day.

Time spent in Namche Bazaar offers trekkers the opportunity to trek to nearby Khumjung village to acclimatize before setting off for Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Valley. You can visit the school set up by Sir Edmund Hillary along with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.

After that many thousands of trekkers have made Namche Bazaar a vibrant, bustling market town that is able to swap trekking stories with members of other groups.

Gokyo lake Trek Short Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and Evening welcome Dinner

Day 02: Flight to Lukla (2,642m/ 8,668ft)  and trek to Phakding(2,562m/ 8,700ft):35 min flight, 8km, 3-4 hrs trek

Day 03: Namche Bazaar – Acclimatization and exploration day

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,110m/ 13,152ft): 11km, 5-6 hrs

Day 05:  Trek to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 9km, 4-5 hrs 

Day 06: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800m/ 15,744ft): 7km, 3-4 hrs 

Day 07: Acclimatization and exploration of the Gokyo valley

Day 08: Trek back to Dhole (4040M) 5-6 hrs

Day 09: Dhole to Namche Baazaar (3450m) 5-6 hrs

Day 10: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2642m) 7-8 hrs

Day 11: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35 min)

Day 12: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu and Evening welcome Dinner

As you land at TIA Kathmandu airport our representative member will wait for you with a playing card. Then you’ll be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Flight to Lukla (2,642m/ 8,668ft) and trek to Phakding(2,562m/ 8,700ft):35 min flight, 8km, 3-4 hrs trek

After breakfast, you’ll have a scenic 35 min flight towards Lukla. We’ll meet our porter and walk downhill to the Sherpa settlement of Cheung. Then we’ll start our trek towards Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 3
Namche Bazaar - Acclimatization and exploration day

After having a delicious breakfast, our trail leads us towards the biggest sherpa village Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Today we’ll have acclimatization as health experts recommend a stop for at least one extra night. Enjoy various kinds of cuisines at night.

Day 4
Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,110m/ 13,152ft): 11km, 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, our trail climbs up from the town and then contours around the hillside. Then we’ll steeply climb to Mong La village and then on up to Dole. Dole enjoys the spectacular views of marvelous snow-capped peaks. Overnight in Dole at Lodge.

Day 5
Trek to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 9km, 4-5 hrs

The trek climbs up through thorny alpine scrub, to scenic ridges above the river. Now the Machhermo Khola can be seen which flows through the village of Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapcha before draining into the Dudh Koshi. This is the last settlement before Gokyo which has an HRA aid post for victims of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

Day 6
Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800m/ 15,744ft): 7km, 3-4 hrs

After breakfast, our trail gently rises to a ridge that offers the view of the north face of Cho Oyu, Kangtega, and Thamserku. Now a metal bridge crosses the edge of the frozen longponga Tsho. After a half-hour walk, we’ll reach the summer village of Gokyo.

Day 7
Acclimatization and exploration of the Gokyo valley

This is another scheduled acclimatization day. You can have an overlook of the broad, rubble covered Ngozumpa Glacier and some unforgettable vista of the Himalayan chain.

Day 8
Trek back to Dhole (4040M) 5-6 hrs

After having a delicious breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to Gokyo and leave all the lakes. Now we walk through the settlements of Phangan, Machhermo, Luza, Kele and finally we’ll arrive in Dhole. Overnight in Dhole

Day 9
Dhole to Namche Baazaar (3450m) 5-6 hrs

It’s time to leave behind Dhole and head back to the vibrant Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. After crossing Sanasa via Phortse Thanga and Mong we’ll join the Everest Base Camp trail and descend towards Namche. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 10
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2642m) 7-8 hrs

Now you’ll trace your way from Namche Bazaar to Lukla following the trail of Dudh Koshi river and through the rhododendron forest. After the arrival in Lukla, you can explore the small town and can interact with the locals.

Day 11
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35 min)

It’s now time to fly over the mountains early in the morning from Lukla to Kathmandu. After arrival, you’ll be transferred to the hotel. You can spend your leisure time exploring the vibrant markets. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 12
Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

A representative member will pick you up from the hotel and you’ll be dropped at Tribhuwan International Airport for your return flight.

What's included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by the private vehicle.
  • Three-time Meal During trekking(Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Flight From Kathmandu to Lukla And Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and TIMS.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking map
  • Trekking certificate after trek.

What's not included

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Private transportation except what is mentioned in the What Is Included section
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason like natural disaster and your own problems) than the scheduled itinerary Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary) International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Trekking equipment
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.) Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Gokyo Lake Trek
From $ 1,150.00
per Adult