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Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Region
    Everest
  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Group Size
    01
  • Max Height
    5340m.
  • Activity
    Gokyo Lake Trek
  • Grade
    Moderate/Adventure
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea House
  • Best Season
    Sep-Nov & Mar-May
  • Start / End Point
    Lukla to Lukla
  • Meals Included
    B.L.D.
  • Transportation
    Both way Flight
  • Activity Per Day
    Gokyo Chola Pass Trek

Trip Overview

Gokyo Lake Trek leads you to the magnificent panorama of Mt Everest and other giant peaks, with majestic Mt. Amadablam, and climb to a high hilltop Gokyo-Ri above 5,330 m the highest point of the adventure with sweeping views of the world’s four highest mountains with Mt. Everest 8,848m / 29, 028ft, Mt. Lhotse 8,516 m /24,940ft), with 5th highest Mt. Makalu 8,463 m / 27, 766 ft and 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu 8,201 m / 26,906ft with an array of adjoining peaks.

Stunning Gokyo Lake and Massive Glaciers

Gokyo Lake Trek starts with a panoramic short flight to Lukla 2,820 m high, the gateway Sherpa town to Everest base camp and other high destinations, where the walk leads you to explore traditional Sherpa farm villages. As the walk progress reaches higher alpine hills within the enchanting forest of rhododendron, pines, and oak trees with views of Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam with other Khumbu mountains with great contrast of green landscapes and snow-white peaks. Gokyo Lake Trekking slowly enters the famous Namche Bazaar with its beautiful colored houses full of lodges, hotels, and resorts with many restaurants, stores, and shops, being here on Saturday Market will be interesting to observe the locals.

At Namche with acclimatization days before heading higher elevation, here walk leads away from the main Everest base camp trail into quiet serene areas to reach at Gokyo Lake on the least trekked trails. Finally after a great climb and with scenic gradual walk reaches at Gokyo lake in the shade of Mount Cho-Oyu which straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet.

The Best Gokyo Ri Viewpoint & Panoramic Scenarios

At Gokyo hike to Gokyo Ri above 5,330 meters for an awesome panorama of the world’s highest mountains. A fabulous time return journey back to Lukla with options of walking on alternative routes depending upon your time duration heading straight to Lukla on the same trail allowing you more time to enjoy the scenery and villages along the way to Lukla before the flight back to Kathmandu.

A Memorable Journey to Everest Region

Gokyo Lake Trek is a beautiful tour of high lakes and hiking to the Himalayas in Nepal. The other alternative route takes you to sleepy and quaint Phortse village and towards high Paangboche to reach the beautiful Thyangboche monastery surrounded by green woodland and mountain views with time to visit its interesting monastery. From here on a downhill walk with a few short climbs to reach Namche and onwards to Lukla for a sweeping scenic flight to Kathmandu after a mesmerizing and enjoyable adventure on Gokyo Lake Trekking.

Trip Profile Gokyo Valley Trek

Mode of Trekking: On a hotel & Lodges basis
Trekking Grade: Moderate & Adventurous
Highest elevation: 5,357 m high at Gokyo Ri Viewpoint.
Trekking: 11 nights and 12 days (Lukla to Lukla)
Total Trip: 14 nights and 15 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season: All season except July to Mid September monsoon wet months

Outline Itinerary of the Trek

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 05: Trek to Dole 4,110 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Machherma 4,470m- 04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo 4,790m -04 hrs.
Day 08: At Gokyo hike to Gokyo-Ri 5,357 m trek to Na and towards Phortse – 04 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Phortse village 3, 810 m – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Tengboche – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Monjo 2,860m – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 14: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Day 15: International departure homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

The representatives from Nepal High Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. will welcome you at TIA. Then we will take you towards the hotel arranged by our company for the overnight stay. We will have a discussion about trekking with delicious dinner.

Everest Base Camp Trek begins with the sweeping short flight to land at Lukla, during 30 minutes on air view of stunning mountain range with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands at Lukla named as ‘Tenzing-Hillary Airport’ in honor of legendary climbers’ first summiteers of Mt. Everest.

From Lukla, our first-day walk starts on winding downhill path with short climb passing many traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of peaks, after a pleasant walk reaching at Phakding for an overnight stop near the glacier-fed Dudh Kosi (river).

After a pleasant overnight stop in Phakding, morning walk starts following Dudh Kosi, and crossing bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo village, from here walk to last Jorsalle village before Namche Bazaar and then on crossing a last high bridge climb leads with beautiful views of Everest and other peaks, walk finally ends at famous Namche Bazaar for two over nights in this prosperous town or large village with facilities of ATMs, Cybercafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful Saturday market.
Namche an ideal spot for rest and acclimatization, free day with morning short hike up to park museum with necessary information of mountaineering, flora/fauna with Sherpa culture and Buddhist religions, this scenic spot offers grand views of mountains Mt. Everest and stunning Amadablam, for interested people hike uphill to Everest View Hotel for best views of Mt. Everest and other mountains.

After a pleasant stop at Namche Bazaar, our walk leads to a short climb and then on the gentle winding trail with eye-catching views as the walk leads near Shanasa village. From this spot, our route diverts away from the main Namche-Everest base camp trail towards quiet areas towards Gokyo Lake. The path climbs with the steep climb to reach a Mong 3,973 meters with amazing views and then downhill walk to Dudh Kosi River at Phortse Thanghka for lunch.

After Phortse, continue to walk to Dole as the trail climbs steeply out of the valley through a patch of rhododendron forest which gives way to juniper and conifers trees. In the springtime, this place will be magic with wildflowers in full bloom. This path passes summer Yak pastures. The trek leads past Tongba and Gyele villages to reach at Dole with super view of Khumbila and Tawache 6,542m.

Morning walk from Dole climbs along the side of the valley, where rhododendron forest stops, giving way to smaller bushes of juniper as you gain altitude slowly. Finally, walk leads on the level path for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka and to Luza at 4,390m; and then skirting around a ridge with downhill to Macherma village. Arriving at Macherma for lunch and overnight stop with time in the afternoon for a short walk or just relax.

From this small settlement, our walks continue to Gokyo 3rd Lake, following a scenic path to Pangka small area and then descend slightly, following one of the glacial fed rivers which flow from Ngozumba Glacier of high world 6th highest Cho-Oyu and other adjoining peaks.

The walk leads to a climb by the side of a glacier, passing first lake and the second lake, crossing the path to reach at the third lake known as Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake a summer settlement with fantastic views of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald green waters of Gokyo Lake.

Morning hike uphill to Gokyo Ri one of the highlights of this trip, a small peak above the lake, Gokyo Ri at 5,357m offers the panorama of Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and far as to Mt. Makalu.

After a wonderful stop at Gokyo Ri, head downhill to Gokyo for lunch and rest, afternoon short walk of few hours to Na, a small place located at the foot of Ngozumba glacier with time head further for another hour for an overnight stop.

Starting from this isolated area beneath towering Cholatse peak on the least trekked trail to Phortse village, morning walks leads downhill for short 3-4 hours, to reach another sleepy village at Pangboche for lunch and overnight stop. Afternoon explores this nice small Sherpa village, where trekkers seldom walk on this route.

Leaving Phortse village with super views of Amadablam, on the gradual winding path uphill to reach upper Pangboche near an old Gompa (monastery), after a rest with lunch break then downhill back into tree lines, from the bridge few hours climb to Tengboche Monastery, located on a small plateau with marvelous views of mountains including Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam surrounded with pristine rhododendron-pines-oaks and birch tree woodland.

Here with time to visit this interesting monastery which was badly damaged by fire in 1991 and rebuilt back into original shape

Morning walk leads to long descend reaching at Imjatse River in Phunge Tenga, after crossing a bridge with short steep uphill and then on gradual winding trail to Namche Bazaar, after a short break at Namche, continue to walk on downhill to Dudh Kosi River valley, and then with short ups and downs to reach at the entrance and exit gate of Sagarmatha National Park, a short walk from brings you at Monjo village for overnight stop.
After a marvelous and enjoyable time on high Khumbu valley and ridges around Gokyo Valley, our last day walk of this adventure leads back on the same trail to Lukla, arriving in Lunch by lunchtime with last overnight stop within Everest region, after lunch free and celebrate dinner with fellow members, staff and guides.
Waking early morning to catch the flight back to Kathmandu, transfer to Lukla airport terminal and then board in a small aircraft either twin otter or Dornier, for super scenic flight to reach at Kathmandu, on arrival in Kathmandu airport, transfer to your respective hotels with rest of day free for individual activities and souvenirs shopping.
An important and necessary to have one extra day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation, due to bad unfavorable weather which can happen sometimes as Himalayan weather is unpredictable. If all goes well as per our itinerary days, one can join in our delightful and interesting tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur, all these places full of world heritage site of historical-culture and religious importance.
Your last day in Nepal, amazing country of Himalayan wonders, as per your flight time leaving your hotel where our staff transfers you to an airport, after a great memorable adventure with enjoyable time on Gokyo Valley trekking.
  • All ground transportation.
  • Meals During Trek:  (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three cups of tea during the trek.
  • Everest National Park Permit.
  • Khumbu Municipality Entrance Ticket.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket From Kathmandu to Lukla / Kathmandu.
  • Good Accommodation on the trek.
  • Fresh fruit during the trek
  • NHTE’S Dawn jacket, sleeping bag & duffle bag. (If required )
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide and Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide.
  • Adventure Certificate: NHTE provides Adventure Certificate.
  • An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit bag.
  • Farewell dinner.

Cost Exclude:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Katmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal porter for carrying your luggage.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay, or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Gokyo Lake Trek Map

Gokyo Lake Trek Map

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Ak Pk boss
Ak Pk boss
2022-07-11
We completed the Everest Base Camp trek with Anjan from Nepal High Trek and Expedition, in May. It was incredibly beautiful and very well organised. Anjan took care of everything from airport transfers to accommodation and food. Anjan even helped us organise a little side trip to Pokhara at the end of our stay. The advantage of trekking with Nepal High Trek and Expedition is that you go with your own private group, you trek at your own pace and you get an amazing experience at a great cost (much cheaper than the big trekking companies). I highly recommend Anjan and Nepal high trek and expedition. I will be back to trek with Anjan again in the future.
Christian Pirotte
Christian Pirotte
2022-07-06
Anjan and Pawan orchestrated a life changing trip. From beginning to end, they had a handle on all the logistics, even with the monsoon season continuously complicating travel. Pawan was extremely accommodating and managed the pace of our trek to make it as painless as possible. Anjan was fantastic at communicating, punctual, and extraordinarily personable. I highly recommend Nepal High Trek--Pawan and Anjan will ensure a memorable trip.
Manju Gurung
Manju Gurung
2022-06-22
The Nepal High Trek is One of the best Trekking Agency in Nepal. When I search best local Trekking Company I found Nepal High Trek and i directly contact. they are fully support and Best deal with me. Excellent guide and wonderful trip in Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
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Nepal High Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
2022-06-22
One of the best and trustworthy agency in Nepal. If you are looking for trip to Nepal in near the future let's choose a local professional Nepal High Trek Team.
Oliver Simon
Oliver Simon
2022-02-07
My first trek in Nepal was great, all thanks to Mr. Anjan. Nepal High Trek & Expedition provided a good rate, comprehensive package and good company by Mr. Anjan himself! Throughout the trek, my friend and I felt very safe, thanks to his professionalism and knowledge about the terrain, the mountains, and the region. There was never a point where we felt that anything was amiss and it was wonderful. I liked that everything was provided for in your package price – from airport transfer, accommodation to daily meals and even toilet roll! It makes things so much easier this way and you can hike in peace without any worries. He also provided trekking poles which helped a lot. Mr. Anjan was knowledgeable about the mountains and where we were going. He kept the pace slow and steady as we gained altitude. Our porter that accompanied us was good company as well and so strong, carrying our heavy bags over the rocky terrain. Mr. Anjan also made sure that we were well looked after each day, settling our meals and making sure we had blankets to tide us through the cold nights! All your needs are taken care of. If you are going on a trek to Nepal, I highly recommend Mr. Anjan and his company. You’ll surely be in for a fantastic time. Cheers! Name: Audrey NG
Robbin Leonel
Robbin Leonel
2022-02-05
Especially a lot of thanks to Nepal High Trek & Expedition as organized a wonderful and experience guide for Everest Base Camp Tour in April 2018. Our trip of a lifetime was made even more special after meeting our amazing guide and Nepal High Trek & Expedition. We could not have asked for a better guide than Pawan. He looked after us every step of the way, organizing every aspect of the trek. His friendly, positive attitude totally made the trek for us all. Would not want to do a hike with anyone else.
Kerraynn Hayes
Kerraynn Hayes
2022-02-05
In 20118 completed the Annapurna Circuit Trek walk over about 21 days with two friends (we are all over 50 years old) and with Anjan as our guide. As a professional tour guide in Australia, I know how hard it is to make such a trip work and I recommend him without reservation. We had the best time of our lives and throughout the walk, Anjan was a complete professional making it one of the most carefree holiday of my life. Apart from being a great and friendly source of information on the country and its people, he smoothed out all the little problems that come up on this kind of adventure. Thanks so much, Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Team.
Oliver Jones
Oliver Jones
2017-07-24
It was the first time I visited Nepal with my mother and the experience was enthralling. The Nepal High Trek team has arranged every accommodation possible to make sure my old mother does not feel exhausted. During the trek to Annapurna Base Camp, I was able to explore the ravishing beauty of Nepal. Looking forward to plan my next trip with them.

Vanda Gooley

Australia, NSW

In 2010, my son, husband and I did the Langtang Valley Trek with Anjan as our amazing guide. His knowledge of the area was extensive, including walking expectations, weather and terrain conditions, and the best places to stop, rest, eat and sleep. So much so, that other Trekkers called on his advice despite having their own guides. He was a very acknowledges an expert mountain guide. On the trek, Anjan was nurturing, fun and extremely amicable with everyone. He had a very endearing personality, and over the two-week trek, he became a member of our family. I highly recommend Anjan to anybody considering undertaking any trek in Nepal.

Robert Francisco

USA, California

I have done 3 treks with Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Langtang gosainkund Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Island peak climbing and Annapurna circuit Trekking 5 years before in Nepal. That’s was wonderful and lifetime trip in my life. Due to weather conditions, we had to change our plans and return to Besi chair and then do the Annapurna Base Camp with a few extra places along the way. My guide was Anjan and he was so helpful. When our itinerary had to change he was helpful, suggested other options and did what he could to make the best of a situation beyond all human control. Anjan is very proud of his country and willing to share all his knowledge and experience with his clients. Nepal High Trek & Expedition is trustworthy, takes all responsibility and all problems The staff at Nepal High Trek are very helpful and willing to help you with any information or anything else you may need. I would highly recommend this agency as they are professional, competent and helpful! I will definitely be back and trekking with them in the future.

Rajan Riv Turck

German, Munich

Ghorepani poon hill trek “Lieber Anjan, das Trekking mit dir war super! Es hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht! Die Kombination aus Abenteuer, Natur und Wandern ist ideal zum Abschalten! Du bist ein großartiger Führer!!!”

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