Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
  • Duration13 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5357 M
  • Group Size 20 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Highlights

Trek is total mountain adventure journey to roof of the world, opportunities for outstanding photographic and many chaos encounters of typical culture in Highland. 

  • The Best view of the Everest region Including Mount Everest 
  • Best mountain Views from the Gokyo Ri. 
  • Visit the best view of Gokyo lake. 

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is the adventurous trek in peaceful and undamaged Gokyo valley. It offers the undamaged trekking trail into the Everest region. Everest Gokyo Lake trek provides the fantastic vistas of the snow-clad mountains, rich culture of the Everest region, views of glaciers like Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in Nepal's Himalayas, various flora and fauna, wild animals and birds, etc. In this trek, you cross the high pass of Chola Pass at the altitude of 5330 meters.

In Gokyo Lake trek, you get the opportunity to see an eyeful view of the Mt. Everest at close range along with other mountains like Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake. The view of tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m.) located in this region is another attraction of this trekking trail. During the Everest Gokyo Lake trek, you can also get insight into the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people, the major inhabitants of this region who are famous for mountaineering in the world. 

The adventurous Everest Gokyo lake trek begins with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla is the entry point to the Everest region. From Lukla, you start our trekking following the Dudh Koshi River valley. Thistrekking trip provides the trekkers ample opportunity to explore the amazing destination and its impressive sight, which is beyond human imagination. During the trek, you pass through the lush forest of rhododendron and pine, Dudh Koshi valley, Sagarmatha national park, high passes, waterfalls, beautiful Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, etc.

Sagarmatha national park is the UNESCO listed heritage site where you can find various flora and fauna and wildlife like snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan Thar, etc. in this trek you enjoy the warm greeting and the friendly behavior of the Sherpa people in different villages. The best time to go for the Everest view trek is from mid-March to May and September to Mid-December.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Itinerary

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Kathmandu City Tour and preparation day
  • Day 03:Katmandu to Lukla - Trek to Phakding (2620 m)
  • Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
  • Day 05:Acclimatization in Namche (3440m.)
  • Day 06:Namche to Dole (3680m.)
  • Day 07:Dole to Machherma (4470m.)
  • Day 08:Machharma to Gokyo Lake. (4800m.)
  • Day 09:hike to Gokyo ri and exploration day at Gokyo. Trek to Dole (4500m.)
  • Day 10:Trek back to Dole.
  • Day 11:Dole to Namche (3440m.)
  • Day 12:Namche to Lukla (2840 m)
  • Day 13:Flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 14:Departure

You arrive in Kathmandu and you meet our representative in the airport who will take you to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 min Drive

Today you visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our guide. In the morning after having breakfast you go visit Buddhist and Hindu temples Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. Then in the afternoon you visit Kathmandu Durbar square and Patan durbar square. In the evening you will return to the Hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:4-5 Hours City tour

In the morning you have a scenic flight of 30 - 35 minutes to Lukla (2800m) from Kathmandu. During the flight you can see the snowcapped mountains and greenery field below. From Lukla we start our walk and head to Phakding passing through the forest and following Dudh Koshi River. In Phakding you can climb to the Gompa to see your first view of the high peaks. O/N at Phakding. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2620 M
  • Time:30 min Fly and 2-3 hours Walk

From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From there we can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m.) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance uphill you will be at Jorsale (2830m.) and after a long climb with views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m.) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche Bazaar. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours Walk

Today we take rest for the proper acclimatization with some excursion. We can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillary School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche. In Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:2 hours walking for Hike to HEV

This day we leave Namche bazaar and walk for some time along the ridge. We climb steeply out iof the valley through the forest of rhododendron and Juniper. We cross yak Kharkas which is the summer settlements of Sherpa. And finally we reach Phortse Thanga where we stay overnight. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3680 M
  • Time:4-5 Hours Walk

This day at first we climb through a ridge and then descend to the valley Kengtega enjoying the panorama of the mountains. then we again climp up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz glacier. We will reach at Machherma by early noon. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4470 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours walk

Today the trek takes us at one of our final destination, Gokyo (4790m.).we climb through a ridge Chorten from where we can see fabulous view of both down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m.). 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4800 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours walk

in the early morning, visit Gokyo ri for a morning view of Mount Everest and other mountains and then back to gokyo lake and explore the nearby gokyo lake. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4500 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours Walk

trek beack to dole from Gokyo lake. today most of the area are downhill to the dole and overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours

We descend on the steep path to the Dudh Koshi and then climb up to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2810 M
  • Time:6-7 Hours walk

Finally, we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 Min Fly

Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  • Meals:breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 min Drive to Airport

The trip ends, and our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

    Cost Details
    What is Included
    • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
    • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
    • Trekking Guide with Insurance
    • Trekking Porters if needed with Insurance
    • Flight ticket for guide Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
    • Flight ticket for Clients Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
    • First Aid kit.
    • Two nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu 2 Star level hotel with bed- and- breakfast basis, (If you like to have a standard Hotel accommodations please do let us know).
    • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
    • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
    • Tims card (Trekking information management system) as like a permit.
    • Free use Company's duffel bag.
    • Emergence of helicopter rescue (pay by your insurance)
    • Day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, car/van/bus and tour guide
    • All needed Government fee.
    What is not Included
    • International Airfare.
    • Food in Kathmandu lunch and dinner.
    • Your travel insurance.
    • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
    • Any kind of drinks.
    • Tips for Guide and Porters
    • Donation
    • Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.
    Good to Know

    The major routes to Everest Gokyo Trek

    Here are the following routes to Everest Gokyo Trek. It all depends upon your choice of which choice is best for you. Walking through the unexposed and unheard routes at the Everest Gokyo Trek can be an appalling experience. The journey becomes even unendurable in the absence of a crowd to convoy with.

    It is when the Everest Gokyo Trek Map comes as from the great help and rescue you from such an experience. The Map indeed has ample well-recognized trekking routes which all begins from Lukla.

    The trailheads obviously split as soon as the route follows a different path instead of a single one. Needless to be fret for  the series of different routes still ends at the enticing Gokyo Ri. The most popular trekking route which is followed by the trekkers at the Everest Gokyo Trek Map is stated below.

    Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Manjoo-Namche Bazar-Khumjung Village-Dhole-Machhermo-Gokyo Lake- Gokyo Ri

    The route on the Everest Gokyo Trek Map is the shortest and quickest way to reach Gokyo Ri. The other three routes to Gokyo have to be incorporated with the long trails with challenges that will extend your days in the region.

    Everest Gokyo Lake Accommodation

    The accommodation on the trek is usually will be done at teahouse. Depending on your budget, you can choose the accommodation facilities and suits you the best. You  will also find shared rooms for 2 trekkers. The bathrooms are shared and have western themed toilets. Make sure you carry enough toilet papers.

    The food served during at the trek is fresh and organically produced by the ethnic people who run the lodges by themselves. The most ordered meal is Dal Bhat which consists of boiled rice, curry, and lentils. You can also choose varieties at the menu such as boiled eggs, soup, fried rice, pizza, macaroni, or momos. Make sure you eat enough food and drink at least 3 liters of water at the trek. To be on the safe side for drinking water, make sure you carry a liquid water purifier which can be instantly used.

    Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Weather or Climate

    Autumn (September - November) and spring (March - May) is the ideal  season for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate in these seasons which has offer beautiful views without any sort of obstruction. Spring grants you beautiful flowers, plants and unique animals. Walking is favorable during these seasons. Summer (June - August) and winter (December - February).

    Though summer has heavy monsoon rainfall, it is very much clearer at the trek around Upper Mustang Trek, Upper Dolpo Trekking and Nar Phu Valley Trek since they are rain shadow areas. Everest View  Trek, Langtang Trek, Annapurna Trekking, Kanchenjunga Trek and Tibet Kailash Tour are always better to trek at the winter season


    With Gokyo Ri standing  which is at 5483m, the Cho La Pass which is 5330m, Everest Base Camp at 5360m and Kala Patthar at 5545m, the Gokyo Lakes trek has the total of 2679 metres from Lukla and 4145 meters from Kathmandu. The ascent to altitude is slow and allows for brilliant acclimatization.

    Everest Gokyo Lake Trek FAQs

    • The best time to do Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek is ideal in (Feb to June) and (September to December). in the winter Normally weather was great but the temperature was a little bit cold than in other seasons. and some people want to try on monsoon at that time. the weather is very changeable so this is not a recommended time period for trekking to Everest Gokyo Lake. 

    • The trek is graded moderate to difficult at the levels of difficulty with a maximum elevation of 5357 M. You will have to walk for an average of 5-6 hours daily. But on challenging days, you should be walking for 7-8 hours. Thus, it is suitable for experienced trekkers to have good mental and physical health. Previous experience on the trip may be helpful while you are on this trek.

    • For telephone communication, it is advisable to buy a local SIM card in Kathmandu. on the way to Everest Gokyo Lake some places there is no mobile network. In case of emergency work however, the network is only limited to lower-elevated tea houses.

    • Modern cities such as  Kathmandu, provide bank and credit card facilities at every place. But on the trek, such facilities are not available so you can withdraw money from  Kathmandu. On the way to this trekking route at Lukla and Namche Bazar, there are available ATM facilities but we highly recommend to Please carry enough Nepali currencies from Kathmandu for your Extra personal expenses.

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