Gokyo Lake Trek

14 Days

starting from $1400

$ 1250

5 / 5

based on 5 Reviews

Grade:

Moderate

Group Size:

Min 1 person

Transport:

Plane, Car, Jeep

Altitude:

5,360m

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Starts At:

Kathmandu

Ends At:

Kathmandu

Accommodation:

Hotel and Lodges

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Some highlights of Everest Gokyo Trekking

  • Fascinating Gokyo Lake, Tengboche Monastery – Oldest Monastery in the Khumbu region
  • Climb Gokyo Ri (5,360m).
  • Superb views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Chholatse peak, Cho Oyu, Khumbila, and many other peaks.
  • Observe Sherpa’s Culture and their living style.
  • Beautiful Ngozumpa Glacier (Largest glacier in Nepal).

Overview

Everest Gokyo Trekking is said to be an option to the well-known Everest Base Camp trek which most backpackers start with when planning trips in the Everest region. The trek is a stage for glorious views of Mt. Everest and other mountain peaks and also one of the largest glaciers of Nepal, the Ngozumpa glacier.

The most outstanding feature of Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking is the view of 8,000m peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. Everest Gokyo Trekking is one of Nepal’s popular treks set amongst breath-taking high mountain scenery, through the Khumbu. The tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang (7922m) is another majestic vista of trekking Gokyo on a high…

Everest Gokyo Trekking in Nepal is the ultimate trekking option to discover the might of Nepal’s huge mountain peaks, glaciers, and the lovely emerald lakes of the Everest Region. The loveliness of the landscapes hereabouts never disappoints & keeps you spell-bound throughout your venture. If it’s your first visit to this region you will be amazed by the views of the Great Himalayas – better known as the adventure crown of the world. Everest Gokyo trekking is a super alternative for mountain lovers who like the challenges that come with high altitudes.

Hike through roughshod trails and experience the chilling cold climate which is evident every day. The routes not only offer sublime natural beauty but also customary and ecological splendor.

Everest Gokyo Trekking Summary

Our trip begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where we begin hiking on the banks of Dudh Koshi River to Phakding. The trail passes through breathtaking waterfalls and some rivers. On the way, we go through colorful villages that give us interesting insights into the lifestyles, culture, and traditions of people surviving in these harsh regions. Our Everest Gokyo Trekking journey takes us to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Khumbu where we spend a day and enjoy the scenic views of this bustling Bazar (market).

After some good acclimatization, we continue our journey through Phortse and Machhermo village which gives us the real first views of the massive mountains in this area. The trip also brings us face-to-face with the biggest glacier in Nepal- Ngozumba Glacier; this is a stunning sight to behold. We then culminate at Gokyo valley with the gripping views of gorgeous lakes and soaring mountains. We also get to see a small settlement on the edge of the third lake.

Just above Gokyo, the snowy shiny cones of some of the world’s highest mountains become a feast for our eyes, they include Mt. Everest and Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu. the views here are so many, we also see the marvelous ice edges between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (7922m). The specialness about this trip is the real close-up views we get to behold of famous Mountain peaks, glaciers & serene clean lakes that leave us memories for a whole lifetime…

Best Season for this Trek:

Generally, autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May) are the perfect and high trekking seasons for the Everest Gokyo trekking. June, July, and August are the low months to visit the Everest region as the trail remains slippery and muddy due to the monsoon. In addition, visit our trekking season information section for further details.

Alternative treks

Nevertheless, the Everest region offers plenty of hiking routes for backpackers or trekkers. Are you exhausted from doing EBC and looking for other beautiful treks? Here, we have Chola Pass Trek and Everest 3 high pass trek as alternative treks for you. These two treks are a bit more challenging than the Everest Gokyo Trekking. However, the mountain vistas along the route will surely inspire your limits to push up. 

Check out our itinerary for Everest Gokyo Trekking below or just send us an email and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Trip Route Map

Everest Gokyo Trek Route Map

Detail Itinerary of Everest Gokyo Trekking

01 DAY

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. After check-in and some refreshments, our senior Sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Everest Gokyo Lake Trek.

You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world. Overnight at hotel inclusive Breakfast.

02 DAY

Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m) - 4 hrs walk

A thrilling scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway bring us to the start of our trek at the village of Lukla [2850m]. After meeting the crew, we head up the Dudh Kosi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding.

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

03 DAY

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - 6 hrs walk

After a good breakfast at Phakding, we set out for the mountain junction town of Namche; we cross and re-cross the river on high airy suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. We then take a steep hike to Namche. If the weather is clear, we get the first glimpse of Mt Everest.

Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market – a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. Namche is the gateway to the Khumbu. This is where we crash out for the night.

 

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

04 DAY

Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops, and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before heading off towards Syangboche. To acclimatize, you visit Khunde Hospital set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take a one-hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Everest.

We then go to Khumjung where we visit a school established by Hillary. We begin our hike after enjoying lunch; bypassing the route of Khimde. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. After going through our acclimatization drills, we head down to our lodge for some beers & a night of good sleep.

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

05 DAY

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,086m) - 6 hrs walk

We are now approaching 4000m, and the air gets thinner. Today is a spectacular day in terms of scenery as we follow the main trail north out of Mongla. A short climb to a crest reveals a wonderful view towards Everest and Lhotse. We follow this main trail for a while longer, passing many traders selling Tibetan handicrafts, to a crossroads high above the Dudh Kosi.

The trail to Everest drops down the hill but we turn off here and climb to cross the Mong La before reaching Phortse Tenga. From Phortse Tenga, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. This is natural nature at its best. We crash out at Dole for the night.

 

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

06 DAY

Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4,400m) 5 hrs walk

From Dole we climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the rhododendron forests give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements [yersa], which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of us are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while at the rear are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. Today’s trek is a somewhat short one and we will arrive at Machermo in time for lunch. Overnight Machhermo at the lodge.

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

07 DAY

Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4,750m) - 5 hrs walk

Heady Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake. We leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As we climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into view and the sight from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself, is said to be one of the premium sights to behold in the Everest region – some say it is even better than that from Kala Pattar. Overnight at guesthouse.

 

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

08 DAY

A day for some well earned rest…explore Gokyo

Today we will take rest at Gokyo village and relish views of charming sites of Gokyo village. If the day is fine then we can climb Gokyo Ri and enjoy views of the lovely Everest Region. The Gokyo region not only provides you views of Gokyo peak but also gives you wonderful chances to contemplate at the series of six emerald lakes.

You can also see Thonak Tsho Lake (forth lake) and Ngozuma Thso lake (fifth lake). The forth lake of this series has a high cliff and peaks rising above the lake just about 3 km north. We can savor the views of the turquoise-colored water of the lake. Moreover, we can climb on the hill and get amazing views of Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Makalu.

Cho-Oyu base camp is situated beyond the fifth lake, from where we can get closer views of Mt. Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang. Cho-Oyu base camp and the biggest glacier of the world – the Ngazumpa Glacier is a view we can catch from the northern part of the fifth lake. If possible we may even head to the sixth lake too. We then return to Gokyo village and spend overnight at our lodge.

 

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

09 DAY

Trek from Gokyo to Phortse (3,810m) - 6 hrs walk

We follow the same trail back for an hour. Before Phang, the route turns left to the Dudhkoshi where about two or three teahouses are available after we cross the Dudhkoshi. It follows the river and sometimes brings you higher trails than going up to Gokyo via Dole/Machhermo.

It is just the opposite trail that you could have seen when ascending to Gokyo. This route gives you an opportunity to see more beautiful scenery. This then leads us via Thare to Phortse village where we sleep overnight.

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

10 DAY

Trek from Phortse to Tengboche (3,860m) - 2 hrs walk

After breakfast, we start our trek towards Tengboche enjoying a superb view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and a close-up view of Thamserku. Our trek follows on the gradual trail with few ups and downs overlooking a magnificent view of the great Himalaya.

Along the way, we can spot wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Kyangjuma. The path eventually reaches Sanasa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp.

The track then follows through the pine forests and after we cross the prayer flags festooned bridge over Dudh Kosi River, we reach Phunki Tenga, a small settlement with a couple of teahouses and a small army post amidst the alpine woods.

After having a relaxed lunch at Phunki Tenga we then have a little tough climb steep up through the pine forests while before we reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close-up views of Ama-Dablam, Nuptse, and Everest and it has the biggest Buddhist Monastery all over in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at lodge in Tengboche.

 

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

11 DAY

Trek from Tengboche to Namche bazaar - 5 hrs walk

We continue to follow the river and, after crossing it, climb back up through the birch and rhododendron forest to the famous monastery at Thyangboche. The views from here are splendid and Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku are just a few of the Himalayan giants to be seen.

From Thyangboche we descend to the bridge over the Dudh Kosi at Phunki Tenga, where there are water-driven prayer wheels, before making our way back to the shining lights of hustling Namche for a great hot water bath. Overnight at Namche

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

12 DAY

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla - (2800m) 7 hrs walk

Our final day’s trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where we can sample some ‘Chhang’ (local mountain beer – a favorite drink on the mountains brewed from fermented rice), we do a jig to some Sherpa dancing, enjoy a special meal and reflect back on a memorable trekking experience before we crash out for the night.

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

13 DAY

Fly back to Kathmandu (1400m) - 45 minutes flight

Most flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are scheduled early morning to avoid the strong winds. It’s a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for about forty-five minutes. We touch down at Kathmandu and transferred to our hotel. But please note, sometimes the flight can be delayed or canceled in the mountain regions of this type due to inclement weather and other unpredictable reasons beyond our control. Our guests are expected to be patient.

Meals Included:

Breakfast & Dinner

14 DAY

Departure from Nepal

After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you at the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. We pray for your Safe journey and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again someday.

Meals Included:

Breakfast

Trip Includes

  • All the airport pick-ups and drop-offs are by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights of 3-star standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city inclusive of breakfast.
  • 11 nights of local lodges accommodations while on the trek.
  • Meals on full board while on the trek. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • An experienced and certified trekking guide for the trek.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) including airport taxes.
  • All the necessary paperwork and trekking permits for the trek.
  • Water purification chlorine drops to purify your water
  • Rain protection duffel bag and sleeping bag to use for the trek. (provided on request)
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit and an oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen level while on the trek.
  • Trip achievement certificate after the successful trip completion.
  • All government taxes and company service charges.
  • In the end, we offer a Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a cultural dance performance.
  • Pre-meeting at the Kathmandu before the trek.

Trip Exclude

  • International airfares and Nepal entry visa.
  • Your extra expenses such as the use of WIFI, hot shower, and battery charging while on the trek.
  • Extra hotel night accommodation in Kathmandu or Lukla if other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Porters are available at an extra cost.
  • Gratitude to trekking guides and porters.
  • Excess baggage of more than 15 kg for Lukla flight.

Book Your Own Date

Choose a Private Trip

If you’d prefer to share this with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options. Feel free to give them a call on +9779843760242 or Email us at info@glorioushimalaya.com

 

 

 

 

Traveller’s Review


We (husband and wife) reserved a trek with Glorious Himalayan Trekking Ltd. from Lukla to Gokyo Ri. The planning and execution of our Trek were excellent. Buddhi, our guide, took care of everything in a proactive manner. He is very friendly, experienced, and personable.

Asok, our porter, is a very kind and strong man who boldly carried our stuff during trekking. I’m really impressed with their service. The manager, Ganesh, answers my every questions promptly and is extremely accommodating.

Without any hesitation, we surely recommend Glorious Himalaya Company for any kind of treks in Nepal.

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Albert and Susanne
Switzerland

I travelled late October with Glorious Himalaya Trekking to the mountains of the Himalaya. From the airport exit onwards I felt immediatly comfortable with my stay and guidance in Kathmandu. Ganesh, which communicates excellent via Whatsapp (don’t know how he responds so quickly :D) , explained me everything and we ran over the itinerary.

Flight to Lukla and hopping on the bus to Ramechap airport (only because of maintenance Kathmandu airport) was quite long and hectic, but you could always contact Ganesha if there was something wrong. I still arrived quite early in Lukla alive and well 🙂

Then the trekking started and I can summarize it in a few words. Magical, great views, amazing weather, bit sick, but my guide (Dak nam) was always there to assist me and give some information. Not a lot of comfort, but yeah what do you expect at 5000m? I actually thought it would be a lot worse.

He told me a lot about climate, fauna and flora, routes, mountains, personal life,etc… Please prepare for test at the end of trekking whereby you need to name all the mountains you have seen. I think I reached 16 🙂

All in all a great journey with Glorious Himalaya which I will really recommend to all my friends, family,…

Special thanks to Dak Nam who is always eager to learn about the English language and good luck with growing your kiwi’s at your home in the winter season.

Let’s meet again for another trek in this life or the next.

Mike

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Mike
Germany

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