Gokyo Lakes with Gokyo Ri Trek

Gokyo Lakes Trek

Gokyo Lake Trekking Overview

Gokyo Lakes Trek conducted in the region of the Mount Everest constitute an alternative trekking route towards the worldwide famous trekking to the Everest Base Camp. It is a beautiful trek and passes from large numbers of Sherpa villages incorporating rich highland culture to afford plenty of time for various accommodation opportunities.

In addition, the place gives you the opportunity to develop familiarity with the local tradition and culture, along with memories of lifetime to savor the panoramic views of the mountain.

Gokyo Lakes Trek will include ascending towards Gokyo Ri and further getting the stunning views of the worldwide famous Himalaya peaks, which include Cho Oyu, Mount Everest, Makalu and Lhotse, along with hundreds and thousands of snow capped peaks.


Day 01: Join in Kathmandu.

After your arrival in Tribhuvan International Aiport, our representative will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. After check In, you will have free time to discuss about the trip. Overnight you will stay in hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, commence trek to Phakding

After having breakfast in the hotel, you will drive to the airport for 45 minutes Lukla flight. You will enjoy this mountain flight and landed at Lukla airport. You will start trekking to Phakding. Overnight you will stay in lodge at Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding  to Namche Bazaar (3446m). 6h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.

On the third day of our trek, we will cover a distance of 3446m to reach the famous Namche Bazaar, recognized as the starting point for Mount Everest expeditions and a prosperous market of the town to supply everything, including climbing and trekking equipments.

Day 04: Day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. Excursion to Namche Bazaar and Syangboche. O/n at mountain Lodge.

Today, we will have our rest and acclimatization in the Namche Bazaar. Being its location on the slope consisting of mountains in an arch shape, exploration in the area lets us to oversee various sites containing various glorious mountain peaks across the valley during both daytime and nighttime. Especially, we will visit at the top of the Namche Bazaar to view Syanboche lies in the lap of the famous Khumbila.

Day 05: Namche bazaar to Dole (4200m). 7h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.

We will move ahead to reach a small village named Dole located at about 4200m in the Khumbu glacier region in Nepal.

Day 06: Dole to Machchhermo (4470m). 4h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.

Our team will walk for about 4 hours to reach Machchhermo heighted at 4470m.

Day 07: Machchhermo to Gokyo (4790m). 5h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.

Today, we will follow a bit steep path and in slow pace to reach the Gokyo Village at the elevation of about 4790 meters above from the level of the sea.

Day 08: Excursion around Gokyo Lake climb Gokyo Ri (5357). O/n at mountain Lodge.

Our team will experience the excursion across the Gokyo Lakes recognized as the biggest freshwater lake system across the world. Trekking through this lake will take you to view enthralling sights and a chance to view famous monasteries of Buddhists and various snow covered high mountains. Later on, we will climb to Gokyo Ri, a high mountain peak of the Khumbu region located at the height of 5357m in the Nepal Himalaya region. Along with this, climb to the Gokyo Ri Mountain will allow you to view the biggest glacier of Nepal named Ngozumpa Glacier.

Day 09: Gokyo to Dole (4200m). 5h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.

Now, we will start with our return journey by walking for 5 hours to reach at Dole.

Day 10: Dole to Namche Bazaar (3446m). 5h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.

Our team will follow the same route to return to the Namche Bazaar at the height of about 3446meters.

Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m). 3h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.

On the eleventh day of our trip, we will reach at Lukla by walking for 3 hours to wind up our trek journey.

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day free. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

From Lukla, we will take a flight to reach the capital city of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu. We will experience sightseeing there and rest in the respective hotel.

Day 13: Transfer to the Kathmandu International airport for your onward Journey

Our team will transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, so that you may proceed for your further journey.

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for three nights
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
  • 3 meals a day during trekking
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • Kathmandu-Lukla flight and airport departure tax
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Sleeping bags and Duffel bags for trekking
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Anything other not mention in cost include section

Trip Name: Gokyo Lakes with Gokyo Ri Trek

Duration: 13 days

Trip Cost: US$ 1235 Per Person

Region: Everest Region

Difficulty: Medium

Highlights: Mountain Views of Mt. Everest and other Himalayas, Sherpa Culture

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