Gokyo Lake Trek

Duration: 13 Days   |   Based on 3 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Group Size: 1+
  • Max Elevation: 5410m

Gokyo Lake Trekking is for those who are aspiring for adventure in high altitude Himalayas. The trek offers a magnificent panorama of Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m) Peak 38, Cholatse, Lobuche and Island Peak. The sparkling, pristine blue and green fresh waters lake of the Gokyo is one of Nepal’s most memorable sights in the Khumbu region.

Gokyo Lake trek route

Follow the Classical Everest Base camp trail until Namche Bazar. The entire trail starting from Lukla to Gokyo lake and back takes around 8-10 days and covers a distance of 60Km. The major highlights of the trek include a visit to five beautiful Gokyo Lakes including Gokyo Tsho and Angladumba Tsho (4,500m). You will also climb to the peak of Gokyo Ri set an altitude of 5315m, which apparently is also the highest point of Gokyo Lake Trekking. From atop Gokyo Ri, one can gloriously set eyes on Everest (8,848m), Lhotse, Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Makalu. Another great treat of this trek is the exploration of Ngozumba glacier which is the largest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas.

Along the Gokyo lake trail, you will stop at Namche to experience Sherpa culture and hospitality and visit Khumjung Monastery to learn about Tibetan Buddhism. The trail is part of Sagarmatha National Park and makes for a rare sighting of wildlife. Our Sherpa Guide is very familiar with the Gokyo Lake trails and its environment.

The fitness level and the best time to visit Gokyo Lake trek

Gokyo lake trek is the most famous trekking destination in Everest region trekking. The trek involves 5 hrs walking in a day so travelers need to be moderately fit. Planing a trek to Gokyo lake! Start your morning jogging with a 5 kg backpack and run about one hours daily. This will help you a lot to accomplish your trek. People do this throughout the year. However, March to May and September to November are the best time to trek in Gokyo Lake.

How difficult is Gokyo Lake trek?

Gokyo Lake trekking is fairly a moderate trek however you will come across rugged terrains, uninhabited areas. Particularly the ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung in Khumbu region makes for an enduring run. Our experienced leaders and Sherpa porters who hold decades of experience in the mountains will help you make your trip more safe and pleasurable.


  • Experience Sherpa culture and hospitality
  • Visit Gokyo Lake & Angladumba lakes and Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Amazing view from Gokyo Ri
  • Stunning views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Peak 38, Cholatse, Tobuche and Island Peak
  • The Scenic Mountain flight to and from Lukla
  • Visit Namche Bazaar trans Himalayan trade center
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park- a World Natural Heritage Site

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02 Morning fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2620m), 4hrs
Day 03 Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 5hrs
Day 04 Rest day in Namche for acclimatization
Day 05 Namche trek to Phortse Thanga 5hrs. /3680m.
Day 06 Phortse Thanga trek to Machhermo (4100m), 5hrs
Day 07 Machermo trek to Gokyo lake (4750m), 5hrs
Day 08 morning hike to Gokyo Ri (5400m), 2hrs and trek to Phanga (4700m), 3hrs
Day 09 Phanga trek to Khumjing (3790m), 7hrs
Day 10 Khumjung Trek to Namche Bazar (1.5hrs) and trek to Manjo 3hrs
Day 11 Manjo trek to Lukla 5hrs.
Day 12 Morning fly to Kathmandu
Day 13 Final Departure to Airport.

What's included

  • Sagarmatha National park Entry Permit.
  • Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu regular flight ticket
  • An Experienced English Speaking Sherpa Guide with equipment.
  • Two-Night Hotel in Kathmandu (tourist category Hotel) with breakfast
  • 10-Night mountain accommodation with full board meals.
  • Airport picks up and drops off by private vehicle
  • All the food and lodging and salary of Sherpa Guide
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Insurance of Nepalese Staff.
  • Farewell dinner in Nepalese typical restaurant.
  • Gov't tax and VAT
  • Nepalese visa fee, Visa can be obtained on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 25 USD, 40 USD, 100 USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) 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 Tickets
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s)
  • Sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu (27 USD per person)

Price & Dates

Trip Dates Availability Price  
24 Jan, 2020 - 05 Feb, 2020 Guaranteed 1155 USD
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Useful Info

Day 1 means arrival day in Kathmandu. Gokyo Lake trek can be done in fewer days but not wise because of the altitude sickness. You should be well acclimatized to go up on the top.

Accommodations during the trek:

We seek to offer our clients comfortable and clean private accommodations. We always make sure that you can sleep well. We always provide you the best available lodge/tea-house during the trek. Most of the nights, there will be a warm dining room with comfortable chairs. Normally, you will have electric throughout the trip, but there may be a few nights where there is no running hot shower and electricity. The electrical outlet is not available in the room you have to charge your camera/Phone in the dining room. A bucket of hot water will be offered for an additional cost.

Hotel in Kathmandu- A clean and comfortable hotel in a quiet location beside Thame. There is 24 hrs hot and cold shower with TV. Air-condition, Telephone in the room and private balcony. Kathmandu we provide you with a 2/3 star category hotel. However, if you would like to upgrade the hotel in Kathmandu, please let us know. We will upgrade the hotel for an additional cost.

Travel transport: As you are going for your Adventure activities in Gokyo lake trek, We provide private transport to and from the airport. Ktm-Manthali airport by bus and fly to Lukla and back the same.

Sample food in the Mountain to avoid the sickness:

Breakfast- Toast, Any style of eggs, Tibetan bread, Pancakes Chapattis, Muesli, Oat porridge, Tea and coffee,

Lunch-Fried noodles/Chowmin, Fried rice, Fried potatoes, Noodle soup, Dal Bhat, Thukpa, Sherpa stew, Mo.Mo.

Dinner-Macaroni, Spaghetti, Pizza, Dal Bhat, Spring rolls, Fingers chips, etc

These are the most served food in the Himalaya. Still, there are many more….

Altitude sickness:

Altitude sickness is a hazard, including on the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest Base Camp treks and more.. Please make sure you familiarize yourself with signs and symptoms before you leave and observe your own health during your trek.

Altitude sickness is a life-threatening fetal disease. Higher than 2,500m are at a risk of altitude sickness even though who are physically fit. It is important to be aware of these symptoms you may encounter.

Periods of sleeplessness, Occasional loss of appetite, Vivid, wild dreams at around 2,500-3,800m in altitude, Unexpected momentary shortness of breath day and night, Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally, Blocked nose, Dry cough, Mild headache, and Vomiting …

If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy or experience other symptoms please share with your group and guide for the necessary evacuation.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is compulsory for our Everest region Trek. Make confident your insurance covers you for your planned activities, including travel and trekking above 3000m if this is included on your itinerary, mountain rescue services, and helicopter evacuation costs.

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