Gokyo Lake Trek

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Trip Duration 10 Days
Group Size 2-12 people
Maximum Altitude Gokyo Ri (5,350m)
Difficulty Grade Moderate to Difficult
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Feb-May, Sept- Mid Dec

Gokyo lake Trek highlights

  • Scenic flight over the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.
  • Visit the Gokyo Ri and the Panoramic view, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
  • Hike along Ngozumpa Glacier, considered one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas.
  • Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) for spectacular views, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
  • Trek through the Sherpa town of Khumjung.
  • Avoid the crowd and walk through the peaceful as well as off-the-beaten paths.

Overview of Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake Trek is also named an oligotrophic lake. It is at an altitude of 4700 m-5000 m above sea level. The lake has fresh water and six other lakes, among which Thonak is one of the largest. It lies in the northeastern location of Nepal.

Gokyo Lake lies in Khumjung village, and it is the best trekking adventure. Gokyo Lake Trek is a brief trek that leads you to the stunning valley of Gokyo. Gokyo Lakes trek offers impressive views of excellent mountains.

We will see the Ngozumpa Glacier, Gokyo RI, and lush high valleys. We will also walk on the Khumbu, dotted with rural civilization and colorful monasteries.

With the improbable kindness of Sherpa society, prayer flags, and Namche Bazar. Sagarmatha National Park gives a great experience of nature. You might be one of the enchanting recollections of your experience.

It is one of the most beautiful places in our country. It’s a small village in the Himalayan region at the foothills of the stunning Gokyo RI. Thus, the town is an isolated settlement at an altitude of 4,750 m/15,580 ft., one of Earth’s highest hamlets.

The top of the Gokyo RI offers visitors surreal views of the Ngozumpa glacier. It has some shiny mountain peaks, such as Cho Oyu [8,201 m/26,096 ft.], Mount Everest [8,848/29,029 ft], Lhotse [8,516 m/27,940 ft.], and Makalu [8,481 m/27,825 ft.].

Gokyo Lake trek itinerary

The itinerary for the Gokyo Lake trek starts in Kathmandu. First, we take a flight to Lukla to start the walk. Gokyo lake Trek goes to Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Phortse Thanga, and Gokyo Lake. After visiting this famous lake, we trek back to Lukla.

The whole trek offers the best mountain view. Apart from them, you can also gain a sensational perspective of the ice ridge. It is between Cho Oyu and Gyachung.

But the best is always the same. The course runs through the Khumbu mountain region. The itinerary provides its visitors with panoramic mountain vistas on Earth.

At the tour level, you will get the best view of the mountains, including Everest. Nepal is one of the loveliest destinations for mountain lovers, and the Gokyo Lakes trek adds to this.

Why Gokyo Lake Trek

The internet says it all, or you may browse our testimonial section for our Gokyo Lake trek. See what our previous visitors have mentioned about the itinerary and route map. Get into the Gokyo Valley trek and build a noble relationship. Nature also tastes the unique blend of Tibetan and Nepali cultures and traditions.

You will enjoy the local hospitality as the local natives are friendly and welcoming. These people find it very fascinating when tourists from a long way come to visit their places. The indigenous Sherpa people might not believe themselves unique. The itinerary is sure to see them through that perspective.

A short lake trek around the valley reveals much about the country, its beauty, and its culture. Meanwhile, as you walk around the place, you see eccentric views. The surrounding environment will amuse you whenever you look around.

Trek difficulty

The Nepal Gokyo Lake trek is a moderate to difficult tour level. Trekkers often choose this itinerary to enjoy the less crowded trails. It is an excellent choice for both experienced trekkers and novice travelers. Trekkers who are fit can do this trek. Beginners without any hiking experience also can join this trek. Our Gokyo Lake trek does not involve passing, so we lack climbing skills.

It requires steep uphills and downhills, but the trail goes through rough terrain in the Himalayas. It would help if you were in good shape and had stamina for this trek. The walk takes about 5 to 6 hours, excluding the acclimation days.

During the Gokyo Lake trek, we will sleep around 4000m and trek up to 5300 m, so the air here is thin. Altitude sickness can affect many individuals. You will travel about 9 to 10km and 5 to 6 hours daily. Walking for 5 to 6 hours is a small task, but you will feel challenged at high altitudes.

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Itinerary of Gokyo Lake Trek

DAY
01

Day 01: Flight from KTM to Lukla or Ramechhap to Lukla and trekking to Phakding

We will head to the domestic airport early for our scenic flights to Lukla. In the season ( March/early May, Mid Sept/Nov), flights are from Ramechhap, a 4-hour drive. We take a flight to ( Tenzing Hilary Airport).

It is a short 20-minute flight. If there are clouds in the morning and the weather is unclear, the flights can be delayed and canceled, too. During our short flight to Lukla, we will get fantastic views of the mountains, including Mt. Everest, as we enter the deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi Valley.

Depending on your flight time, you will have breakfast/lunch upon arrival at Lukla Airport. Fights are in the early morning, but sometimes, due to the weather, it can be late. You will go to the local lodge, and we will meet our local porters there. Today is an easy day for the Gokyo Lakes trek.

We are trekking to Phakding with a view of the countryside and local villages. We will follow them to the Dudh Koshi Valley today. On the way, we will get the best mountain views of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m), and Mt Kwangde range.

After 3 to 4 hours of walking, we will reach the village of Phakding, where we stop for an overnight stay.

Flight 25/40 min Flight,4 hours drive
Accommodation Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Phakding (2,652m)
DAY
02

Day 02: Phakding trekking to Namche Bazaar

Today, we have an early morning breakfast at our lodge. We will start the Gokyo Lake trek journey by crossing the Dudh Kosi River. We will travel by a long suspension bridge. It is a fantastic experience walking on a bridge with views. We continue following the River northwards.

We get our first good views of the mountains when Thamserku (6608m) appears at the head of a narrow valley. Now, we are entering the other side of the River. We will pass through the Sagarmatha National Park gates at Monjo. Monjo is the trekking permit register point, where you can show your Trekking permits.

Our guide will do all the processing and things for your Permit. We will walk for about one more hour to Jorsalle and have lunch there. The trail continues from here along the riverside until the final suspension bridge.

We will cross this beautiful bridge and start climbing. Today, we will see the first glimpse of Mount Everest from here. From here, we must ascend the trail to Namche Bazaar. We will overnight at a local lodge.

Walking Day 6 hrs
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Namche Bazaar (3440m)
DAY
03

Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche

Acclimatization is an integral part of the Gokyo Lake Trek. Namche Bazaar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day and acclimate to a high altitude before heading off.

Today, we make a short hiking trek up to Everest View Hotel. You can check in to this world-famous hotel for a cup of coffee. You will get the best mountain view from the hotel yard.

If you want to trek more, you can go to Khumjung Village. It is a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. Today, you will have full-day leisure to enjoy a splendid view of Everest.

You can see great views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Kwangde, Tawche, and Lhotse. You can also stroll around the market in Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Namche Bazaar (3440m)
DAY
04

Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga

Today, the first part of the Gokyo Lake trek trail climbs. We trek and overlook the magnificent view of the high Himalayas. Along the way, we can enjoy wildlife like pheasants, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail then descends to Khumjung.

The trail descends towards the Sanasa and then ascends to Mongla (4000m). From here, fantastic views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche, and Mt. Khumbila are available.

Sherpa regards Mt. Khumbila (5761m) as a sacred mountain of the patron god of the Khumbu area. We will descend to the Dudhkosi Khola (3250 m). After crossing a small bridge, we walked into the rhododendron forest.

This place is a host for Himalayan wild deer and musk deer. We arrive at Phorse Thanga under the snow-dusted peaks of Tawoche and Cholatse and stay overnight here.

Walking Day 5-6 hours
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Phortse Thanga (3500m)
DAY
05

Day 05: Phortse Thanga to Machermo

The trail climbs to Dole Today on our Gokyo Lake trek. We will trek through rhododendron and birch forests. The walk also gets festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. On our way, we saw wildlife like pheasants and mountain goats. Also, the mysterious musk deer are extraordinary.

The trail gives us an excellent view of Mount Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku. We will pass many summer settlements and the charming hamlet of Luza (4360 m). We are crossing the many rocky trials in small dwarf rhododendrons. Small and thorny bushes also give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases.

The Dudh Koshi valley feels deep, like a canyon with sheer sides. Today, we are walking on the hillside above the thundering Dudkoshi River. We pass by some small hamlets and sandy spurs; we reach Machhermo.

The beautiful stream flows down from the Kyajo RI and Phari Lapche mountains. This stream runs through the middle of the village before draining into the Dudh Koshi. We will be here by our lunch. Overnight stay at Machermo.

Walking Day 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Machermo (4,410m)
DAY
06

Day 06: Machermo to Gokyo

From Machermo, Our Gokyo Lake trek goes into the widening valley. The trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Pangka (4480 m) after some gentle walk.

We will cross the iron bridge over a small stream. We follow the trails to the valley and meet the first lake. This lake is Longpongo, at 4690m, where we can observe the Lama footprints on a stone.

Another lake, Taboche Tsho, looks at us. Enjoy its shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. We must reach the third lake, Dudh Pokhari, linked to the previous one by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain.

The place provides stunning views of Mount Cho Oyu. We can also view Mt. Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, and Tawache. Stay overnight in a tea house lodge.

Walking Day 4 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Gokyo (4,750m)
DAY
07

Day 07: Gokyo Lake explore and trekking down to Dole

Today, we will spend most of our morning here at Gokyo Lake. We are strolling around the lakes and hiking up to some mountain viewpoints nearby. We can start hiking in the morning.

We can climb a steep slope for about 30 minutes to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. Then, we can view the Ngozumpa Glacier, one of the beautiful glacier lakes. Don’t miss the chance to see the fourth (Thonak Tsho) and the fifth (Ngozuma Tsho).

From there, you will have a magnificent view of the highest peaks, from west to east. The Cho you (8,153m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Everest ( 8848m), Lhotse (8,501m), and further way Makalu.

In the afternoon, trek down to Dole. It is possible to climb a ridge behind Dole for an even more magnificent view of the valley. Today, after exploring Gokyo Lake, we will trek down to Dole. Please have lunch at Gokyo and trek down to Dole.

( Note: If you have time, exploring more and going to Gokyo, RI, is better. Please let us know, and we can customize the itinerary according to your needs and time.)

Walking Day 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Dole (4,090m)
DAY
08

Day 08: Dole trekking down to Namche Bazaar

From Dole, we are mainly climbing down. The trail first descends steeply out of the valley through beautiful rhododendron forests.

On Arrival at Phortse Thanga, we will cross the river over a suspension bridge. We ascend a trail with the rhododendron forest small hilltop over the Dudh Kosi River.

The route climbs to the valley and down the other famous small village of Khumjung. The easy, short trails take us to our overnight place at Namche Bazaar.

Walking Day 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
DAY
09

Day 09: Namche Bazaar trekking to Lukla

After Namche Bazaar, the trail descends. We will return to the Dudh Koshi River before reaching the village of Jorsalle. From here, the Gokyo Lake trek route goes through the forest of magnolia and giant firs. The rhododendrons and we continue working to Phakding for our overnight stay.

Today’s walk is beautiful through the blue pine and rhododendron forests. Once more, enjoy the views of Kusum Kangaru and the Mt Kwangde range.

We will also have lunch at Phakding or Lukla if you work fast. It is wise to arrive earlier so we can confirm our flight ticket. You can have a good hot shower and look around the small town of Lukla.

You can explore the town by visiting the local “Thangka Painting School.” You can also watch beautiful religious paintings. This is your last night with your trekking crews, and you can enjoy a good farewell dinner together.

Walking Day 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Lukla (2,850m)
DAY
10

Day 10: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. You can have a lovely room with a good hot shower and take your time relaxing.

Fixed Departure Dates

Note: We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running everyday. If you are looking for a group joining trip please contact us.

Includes/Excludes

What's Included?
  • A trekking guide certified and licensed by the government has training in high-altitude sickness and first aid.
  • Local trekking porter from Lukla
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, and clothing.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and back Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Local Tea houses, also called guest houses/ lodges, twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). You can choose your meals from the menu, which includes different types of food.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Everest trekking permit
  • Local permit fees for Khumbu Gaunpalika
  • The guide will carry essential medical supplies and a first aid kit.
  • Above the Himalayan duffel bag. ( If you need to, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us before you arrive in Kathmandu so that we can easily prepare.)
  • All the trip information and details for the trek.
  • Above the Himalayan Gifts and Trekking certificate after finishing your trek.
  • We offer you one dinner in Kathmandu in a Nepali restaurant
  • Government taxes and service charges.
What's Excluded?
  • Any services in Kathmandu
  • Airfare to Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fee: you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses include laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages, bar bills, and camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance should include both rescue and medical assistance.
  • You can buy and rent personal trekking equipment in Kathmandu trekking stores.
  • Gratitude to the tour/ trekking staff and driver
  • Other of your expenses that are not mentioned are costs included in the section.

Gokyo lake trek more details

Why Gokyo Lake Trek?

The Gokyo Lake trek avoids the busier trails in the Everest region. It still offers the best view of Mount Everest. We will continue trekking through the Sherpa village and yak pasture. It is emerging into the stunning Gokyo Valley and its beautiful lake.

While ascending the Gokyo Ri, you will enjoy the finest views of Everest. You will enjoy the surrounding peaks, including Cho Oyu in Tibet. You can trek to the trekking to the six glacial-fed Gokyo Lakes. Tekkers can include climbing to the top of Gokyo Ri at the same altitude as Everest Base Camp.

The Gokyo Lake trek trail is fascinating. We will trek through the lowlands, lush jungles, and green hills. We will follow trees to alpine landscapes with dwarf trees. At the same time, he will enjoy the view of the snow-covered arid landscapes.

The trail has a varying topography. Enjoy your Gokyo lake trek by Walking across amazing views of the giant Himalayas. From Gokyo Ri, you can see four 8,000-meter peaks. Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and the Gokyo Lakes are in the area.

Get the best sunrise view from Gokyo Ri.

Gokyo Ri trekking is getting more popular these days. This is also the most beautiful alternative to the famous EBC trek route. Enjoy the magnificent Himalaya Vista Of mountains and the Gokyo Glacial Lakes.

The journey to Gokyo Ri is a surprising, more rewarding alternative. Trekking in the Dudh Koshi in the down part with its greatest secret and reveals it to only those who reach Gokyo Ri. On the way to the route, it passes by Sherpa villages, tea houses, lodges, and rhododendron forests. It also goes along the Dudh Koshi River and ascends through thin air into the Gokyo Valley.

We can see the North Face of Mount Everest from the top of Gokyo Ri. They also include the Lhotse, Makalu, and, if we look at, the great mass of Cho Oyu in the north.

The turquoise Gokyo Lakes below these icy giants make for the most stunning view. If you like to enjoy the sunrise view over Khumbu, you can dare to start their climb to Gokyo Ri in the very early hours. This airy viewpoint in the Gokyo Lake trek can be even better than from Kala Pathar.

Gokyo Lake Trek Cost

The Gokyo Lake trek cost on the entire board package is USD 1398. The cost depends on the level of the guest house, the group size, the guide, and the porter. The board includes a guide, porter, meals, accommodation, taxes, and permits.

The cost of the Gokyo Lake trek involves a Lukla flight. Your trek guide and porter costs your trekking and local Everest permit. We offer you the total board package cost. You can also get the guide and porter service. The flight cost is USD 440 for a round trip to Lukla. The Gokyo Lake permit costs USD 30, and the local village permit costs NPR 2000.

You need extra money for the battery charging, hot shower, and Wi-Fi costs. We have a complete board package for the Trek; contact us for a discounted price for this Trek.

Walking to six Gokyo Lakes

The six Gokyo Lake trek started as glaciers millennia ago, so the remaining body of water is ancient. It’s also fascinating from a hydrological perspective. This system of lakes is a profound source of permanent freshwater. It is the source of streams and glaciers from the surrounding mountains.

The lakes sit at 4,700 – 5,000m altitude, with the world’s highest freshwater system. Gokyo Ri is also known for its formidable views of the turquoise blue lakes, a sight to behold. Some trekkers also make the extension trip to EBC. Going to the Everest base camp from here takes about three days more.

Best Season for Gokyo Lake Trek

The weather is the most important thing to remember for Gokyo Lake Trek. Since the weather in this area is so erratic, you must schedule your tour at the best time. Enjoy the Trek in the Everest region and the Gokyo Lake trek at the appropriate time.

Autumn, mid-September, October, and November are the best.

These are the best times for the Gokyo Lake trek. The monsoon is stopping now, creating the ideal terrain for hiking. The sky is clear, and the mountains are visible at this time. Most hikers journey during these months, between mid-September and the end of November. We recommend this period for the Gokyo Ri trip. These months also coincide with Dashain and Tihar, Nepal’s two most significant festivals.

Spring (March to April)

It is the best time to visit the Gokyo Lake trek. It is a moderate to difficult level of trekking with beautiful mountain scenery. You may see breathtaking views of Mount Everest and the surrounding mountains. The weather has been lovely since mid-March, when temperatures began to rise. Many trekkers prefer to travel to the Gokyo Lake trek region. The lush, thick bamboo rhododendron blooms are great to see. The bird birch woods provide beauty and add new dimensions to the Gokyo Lake Trek.

Winter (November through December)

This is the coldest time here. The region around Gokyo Lake has its first snowfalls. It becomes more challenging to walk through. But, considering the wonderful days in November, you may go hiking. The mountains are beautiful when the skies are clear. But the temperatures drop in earnest when December begins.

The evenings may be chilly, with lows of -10 degrees Celsius. The hiking areas are often cold in January and February because of snowfall. As the temperature drops, a lot of snow falls in the mountains.

The day will be pleasant and straightforward with high temperatures. The night will be freezing. Yet, the Trek may be challenging. You will enjoy breathtaking vistas of mountains and hills covered in snow.

Summer May to June

May to June, before the monsoon, is an excellent time for hiking. In Nepal, the rainy season starts in mid-June and lasts until mid-August. The walk is more fun in the spring and summer.

July through August is the peak of the rainy season. The paths will see clouds, likely blocking your view of the mountains. Even so, there is a good chance that the
tracks will get a little slippery. There is a high chance of Lukla’s flight cancelation now. This is not a good time for the Gokyo Lakes trek areas. It would help if you took caution since the monsoon season might result in leech bites.

Enjoy your day in Gokyo Ri.

Nepal is one of the countries with the best trekking options with unique advantages. It attracts thousands of tourists who trek and hike. The Gokyo Lake trek is among the best among Nepal’s well-known trek routes. From Gokyo Ri, we can see the best view of four mountain ranges of 8000m. After a full day, we can go hiking at other small lakes and visit the Gokyo Ri (5380m).

Enjoy the best photography from this vantage point of the Gokyo region. While traveling through different routes, you will also enjoy many scenes and landscapes.

Sometimes, taking a different route to enjoy that trail’s scenic beauty is fun. But all the trekking courses aim to take you to the top of the Camp. It’s all your choice upon which EBC route to choose. You can download Maps, an app on your phone, and the Nepal map for offline navigation. They have the trail map. It’s accurate, and you can get to your destination.

Gokyo Lake Trek necessary gear and equipment

Gokyo Lake trek goes up to 5,000 meters, and the walk follows a challenging, upward route. So, it needs careful planning and preparation. You must bring the essential supplies and gear for this Trek. You can only get the most miniature clothes and equipment for this Trek. You can prepare for your journey by using the list that follows.

Head

A sun hat or scarf

A winter hat, an insulating hat, or a wide-brimmed hat

Headlight with extra batteries

Face

Sunglasses with UV protection

Sunscreen

Wet tissue or face wipes

Hands

Woolen winter gloves

Lightweight gloves

Body

Base layer

Thermal wear

Long-sleeved shirt

Hooded rain jacket

Hiking shirts

Trekking pants

Fleece jacket

Down jacket

Lightweight cotton pants

T-shirt

Sweater

Underwear (4-5 pairs)

Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

Thick wool socks (2-3 pairs)

Hiking Boots

Comfortable trekking sports shoes

Essential gear

Thermal bottle

Water purification

Backpack or daypack

Trekking pole

Toiletries

Sleeping bag (-20 degrees is best for high-altitude trekking)

Personal accessories

Medium-size drying towel

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Deodorant floss

Biodegradable bar soap

Nail clippers

Money

Watch

Cell phone

Camera

Extra items

First aid kit

Additional passport photos and photocopies of your passport

Binoculars

Trek Luggage

While trekking in Gokyo Lake, you need to pack well. It would help if you had enough warm clothes for the cold weather in the mountains. The Kathmandu to Lukla flight operates with a strict weight limit of kilograms. They allowed you the most significant limit of 10 kg of luggage and 5 kg of your day pack.

So, you can only take the greatest of 15 kg of luggage, including your day pack. You weigh your bag before you leave your hotel for the Trek. Most hotels in Kathmandu have a weighing scale.

If you are overweight, you can take out the items and leave them at your hotel or our office. You can buy most small daily necessities like toilet rolls and Snickers bars at Lukla and Namche. You can get the water in Lukla, so it is unnecessary to get it from Kathmandu.

The porter will take your main bag and your day bag. You can only take water, one small jacket, chocolates, and bars. Please package all your items in your main equipment bag.

Drinking water during the Gokyo Lake Trek

You can take chlorine/Iodine tablets on the Trek with you. You can also buy water purification tablets in the Thamel trekking or medical stores. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers at a higher cost.

We don’t tell you to buy Mineral and bottled water while on the Trek. Plastic bottles are difficult to dispose of and have become an environmental problem. You will get free regular water, and you can use your Chlorine/Iodine tablets to drink it. To make it easier, you can bring two water bottles, as you can drink 3 liters of water per day for your Gokyo Lake trek.

Shorten the Trek by flying back by Helicopter.

A helicopter flight back may be a remarkable way to end the journey. After the Trek, you may take a helicopter from Gokyo Lake to Lukla or Kathmandu. From the plane, you can view several mountains. We can see Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Everest, and Lhotse.

If you return by Helicopter, the Gokyo Lake trek will take a few days. It is possible to fly to Lukla or Kathmandu.

Safety and satisfaction

Our company’s priority is the safety of our guests. We want all our customers to get to their destination without any issues. As a result, one of the most knowledgeable and experienced Trek guides is with you. They are native to Nepal’s mountainous area and will accompany you on this journey.

The guide will carry all the necessary gear and a first aid kit for safety, but we ask that you bring some of your medication on this Gokyo Lake trek. In an emergency, if any of our customers experience problems due to altitude sickness, we will contact you or our guide in other unexpected circumstances. We are always there to deploy a rescue helicopter to return them to Kathmandu or a lower altitude.

Altitude Sickness

While trekking to Gokyo Lake, trekkers may experience altitude sickness. However, trekkers can experience altitude sickness. Significant altitude sickness needs rapid attention, and it is better to care for it. Our trek guides have a strong background in first aid and comprehensive training. We implore you to alert your group leader and guide you when you see any indications or symptoms.

The trek guide will tell you ways to prevent altitude sickness. The easiest method is to take your time when hiking. Drinking lots of water (at least 3–4 liters daily) also helps. The only treatment for severe cases of altitude sickness is to descend.

Please be aware that, depending on your health, your group leader may decide to stop your journey. Please remember that some people are more prone to becoming sick, and some may get sicker from being at higher altitudes than others.

You need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of AMS to recognize it. They are-

Dizziness

Upset stomach

Tiredness

Headache

Nausea and vomiting

Loss of appetite

Sensing instability

Difficulty sleeping

Breathing problems

elevated heart rate

You need to take prompt preventive action if you experience any of the symptoms, such as:

Decent at a lower altitude (if possible).

Don’t climb up the hill until 48 hours

Rest until you feel better.

Have proper acclimatization.

Don’t work out or exercise.

Avoid smoking

Avoid alcohol

Having garlic soup or hot ginger tea can be helpful.

Take in a lot of water.

Take more oxygen if required.

Take medication to prevent illness.

If the symptoms worsen, take Diamox as directed by your doctor.

Please note: We will take you back to Kathmandu by Helicopter. It is deportation if your health doesn’t improve further over the following 48 hours. Thus, get insurance covering the expense of reusing your helicopters.

Average Group Size

So, what size groups would you join if you went on the Gokyo Lakes trek? We do keep our groups small, except for a family trek. We welcome you, whether alone, with a partner, or with a family. As you know, our trekking groups consist of six to eight people. From our perspective, this keeps things more personal.

Some vast groups have been on the Gokyo Lake Trek but only have one guide. But, a smaller group is more personal, and you get to know your guides better since they are wonderful people. More personal interactions occur in smaller groups. We discovered that reaching the Gokyo Lake trek. It requires teamwork, and getting it takes work.

It’s lovely to have a team to assist you in getting back. During your bad days when you’re feeling a little off and getting down in the house, you know. The closer your team is, the more likely you will reach the Everest region.

Yet, since it is your journey, you can select the people you go with. You may trek with your friends, coworkers, or family and have a great time.

Travel Insurance

While we have an excellent program for Gokyo Lake Trek, the trail guides have years of expertise in bringing people in and out. It’s always necessary for us to have evacuation procedures.

We want to make sure that our guests are comfortable on the journey. Suppose they become ill or are unable to continue the trip. We must take them to a lower altitude. They can come back to Kathmandu, or they can continue traveling if they choose.

So, before beginning the walk, you get trustworthy travel insurance. Travel insurance coverage can support your evacuation.

During your Gokyo Lake Trek. There might be a risk of getting injured due to a twisted ankle. High altitude issues or even your body is not adjusting well. We take every precaution and go forward.

With a very high success rate, we want to ensure that we make evacuation as soon as possible. Your travel insurance will cover the expenses. It will handle the accident during the Trek and arrange a helicopter rescue.

Gokyo Ri Views

In the Everest region (west side of the Ngozumpa glacier) at 5,357 meters (17,575 feet), Gokyo Ri is one of the region’s best viewpoints. It is one of the most popular trekking trails due to its scenic vistas, even when the routes are slightly off from the tracks of the Gokyo Lake trek.

This high point offers a breathtaking view of the mountain peaks above 8000 meters, which are Mount Everest (8848 meters), Makalu (8475 meters), Lhotse (8501 meters), and Cho Oyu (8153 meters). Apart from these gigantic peaks, you will also experience the mesmerizing beauty of several ranges below 7000 meters.

Alongside the peaks, the Gokyo Lake trek and Gokyo Ri adventure takes you through a small settlement made of stone houses, considered the world’s highest settlement. Likewise, this journey walks you through off-beaten tracks and narrow trails as you finally reach the base of the Gokyo Ri.

The base of Gokyo Ri presents five glacier lakes. These turquoise bodies offer a pristine view, making the trekking destination worth it. Altogether, Gokyo Ri is perfect for travelers who wish to experience the Himalayas up close while ascending a unique landscape.

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

You must be fit before trekking. Fitness for the Gokyo Lakes trek includes both physical and mental preparation.

A sudden problem might arise on the trail while trekking; such a situation might be handled calmly and patiently. However, for three months of this trek, We can practice some yoga, essential exercise, and swimming daily.

You can trek Gokyo Lakes throughout the year. But you must pick the best season to travel the Gokyo Lake trek.

This trek will also provide you with a view of different high mountains during the spring and autumn seasons to get the best view of the mountains.

You will be starting this trek from Kathmandu at an altitude of 1400 meters. The largest size of this trek is Gokyo Lake, at an altitude of 4790 meters. During this trek, you will be gaining height slowly.

You will need two types of permits to trek Gokyo Lakes. A TIMS permit is the first permit you must have for walking in the Himalayan region of Nepal.

The Sagarmatha National Park permit is the second permit needed to enter the Park.

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Tria & Adrian Lynch
Melbourne, Australia
Gokyo - Everest Base Camp Trek October/November
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We enjoyed a two-week adventure on the Gokyo Lake trek. We did it in October/November, coordinated by Puru at Above the Himalayas. It was our honeymoon, and Puru and his team took extra care to ensure we were well looked after in every respect.

Ramchandra, who went with us, was an excellent guide. We have a charming Nigma Sherpa (our porter). Who lightened our load and kept us entertained with his jokes and warm personality.

Ram shared his wealth of knowledge about the region, its mountains, and its people. He was an absolute gentleman who served us with selfless Nepalese hospitality.

From attending to minor ailments to ensuring that each room is. They booked into had the best view. He ensured we made the most of our adventure through the Himalayas.

Puru also attended to hotel and flight amendments and confirmations. His team with a least of fuss.

We are happy to recommend Ram, Puru, and Above the Himalayas. They are excellent and professional. They offer a good value service for a memorable adventure in Nepal.

Tria and Adrian Lynch

Melbourne, Australia

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Stephanie Rich
Canada
Best holiday planner for Nepal
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The Gokyo Lake trek is the most fantastic trip. Above the Himalayas, I took good care of myself and my partner, and from arrival to departure to my home. This company treats its guests like their family.

The information they provide before the trip. Our guide, the porter, and the service they handled were phenomenal. I am thrilled to recommend using them for your next adventure in the Himalayas.

Stephanie Rich
USA

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Sylvie Houghton
Canada
Gokyo lake trek in October
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Phurba Sherpa was a fantastic guide for the Gokyo Lakes trek. Through good and hard times, he was always helpful and had a smile on his face.

When I was a little afraid of trials, he held my hand. When I was sick, he carried my bag; when I was weak, he fed me Mars bars.

I would recommend Above The Himalayan Trekking and Phurba as a guide. recommended

Sylvie Houghton

Canada

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Richard Solan
Canada
Beautiful trek, Excellent guide
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We did the Gokyo Lake trek as a private trip for two-person groups. The experience was terrific. From arrival at the Airport to departure, all went very well.

Our guide, Basu, went above and beyond during the Gokyo Lake trek journey. They arrange everything. He made sure we had room in the tea house.

I booked in advance and helped us change our flight ticket from Lukla as we extended our trip one more day. The views from Gokyo, RI, were spectacular, and don’t miss it.

Richard Solan
USA

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Michale Fernandez
USA
10 Days Gokyo Lake trek best trip ever
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My husband and I returned from a 10-day Gokyo lake trek with Above the Himalayan trekking.

Before the trip, we communicated all our queries on planning the trip to Mr. Puru. The trip plan was great, and we got all our questions in a detailed way.

Our trekking guide was Suresh, and he was a fantastic guide. We had so much fun with him.

He also chooses the best porter from Lukla for us. I would recommend this company to anyone for the Gokyo Valley trek.

Michael Fernandez

USA

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Ashley Chan
Penang, Malaysia.
Trek to Gokyo Lake, Highlly recommended !
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Our Gokyo Lake trek was beautiful. We enjoy every step of the Gokyo Lake trek trail. Our guide, Ram, and porter, Surya, were very kind and motivational.

We had a great view of the mountains and enjoyed the local culture.

Ash Chan

Penang, Malaysia

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Jin Xia
Beijing China
Best company for Gokyo lake trek, highly recommended
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Puru,

Thank you so much for arranging this amazing Gokyo Lake trek. Everything during the trekking is fantastic. When I decided to do the trekking at the beginning, I was a little bit worried about the safety of the route.

Then I searched the internet and our Puru’s trekking agency. The recommendations from other clients and the itinerary of their plan led me to try to contact Puru by mail.

After that, everything went from the airport to pick up at midnight. Everything is excellent for the day view in Kathmandu and the 10 days of trekking.

Especially my trekking guide, Dipak. Without his help, I couldn’t have reached the Everest and Gokyo Lake trek.

That’s an excellent trip that Puru arranged for me.

Thank you very much
Jin Xia

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Allan Hawkins
Canada
Everest & Gokyo treks and Nepal cities tour
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Our trip to Gokyo Lake Trek was very successful. It was enjoyable and spectacular, thanks to the organization—their skills, flexibility, and knowledge of Above the Himalayan Trekking.

The company and its owner, Puru Timalsena, were excellent. We would recommend Puru and his company. Even though we developed our itinerary, Puru made it happen seamlessly.

His well-being focused on our well-being, enjoyment, and convenience. We stay in Kathmandu in a good hotel. It lies in a quiet corner of Thamel. It is close to shopping, restaurants, and significant sites.

The 18-day trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) and Gokyo Lakes worked well. Puru coordinated it from Kathmandu. Right from the flight to Lukla to overnighting in the various guesthouses.

At last-minute changes to the itinerary due to health considerations. The (unexpected helicopter ride from Gorak Shep to Gokyo). We recommend our guide, Suresh, who was super friendly.

Very knowledgeable, competent, and professional. Suresh was always looking after our well-being and comfort. He made it possible for us to complete the highlights of our trek despite some unexpected health concerns.

Everything was very well coordinated during our 7-week trip. With no problems at all between all the various guided tours. The accommodation and travel connections between Kathmandu, Lukla, Pokhara, and Chitwan.

Allan Hawkins

Canada

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Brenda Rys
The U.S.A
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
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It was a fantastic Trip to Gokyo Lake Trek with a tremendous Team of Puru. All the services provided by Above The Himalayas were satisfactory. Recommended

Brenda Rys

USA

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Adam Brown
Canada
Amazing Gokyo Lake Trek
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Professional, helpful, honest, and a fantastic Gokyo Lake trek.  I would highly recommend Puru’s trekking company and staff!

Adam Brown

Canada

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Simran Sharma
India
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
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Above the Himalayan Trekking – Great Service from Puru for our Gokyo lake trek. He organized everything and gave us a good experience in Nepal.

Simran Sharma

India

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Melanie Johnston
Amber Lame Australia
Everest Gokyo Lake Chola Pass Trekking Sept Oct
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After many hours of researching trekking companies online, I have decided on AHT. I had seen some good reviews from other travelers.

I was most impressed by the good words spoken by solo female travelers. Being a lone female, my safety and comfort were of great concern.

From beginning to end, Above The Himalayan Trekking has been excellent. They were waiting at the airport when I arrived, staying in lovely hotels in Kathmandu.

The guest houses along the way on my trek. My guide for my Gokyo Lake trek was also fantastic! I always felt safe and well looked after.

I recommend Above the Himalayan Trekking. For anyone looking for a very memorable, excellent Gokyo Lake trek adventure holiday

Thank you so much

Melanie Johnston
Australia

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Harsha Ganjam and Mac
Bangalore India
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake trekking April
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I did the Gokyo Lake trek with Puru and our guide, Shreeram. I have only good things to say. Puru was professional, relaxed, and not pushy but took care of everything. We never felt he was doing anything.

Also, he got us exactly what he hoped and a successful trek. I would use him again and recommend him to others. Prices were excellent and reasonable.

Shreeram, our guide, was also excellent. We had a great trek with him. He was knowledgeable, funny, and easygoing.

He spoke many languages. He was always careful to face our Gokyo Lake trek as we could handle and be happy and was flexible.

Mac
Canada

Nepal is not any place with mountains. It is a place where you find never-ending peace and love. It was an excellent trip to the Gokyo Lake trek. He made it even more enjoyable.

Thanks to Puru’s perfect execution of the program and Ram’s (my guide) thorough knowledge of the terrain.

I would recommend Puru and Ram any day for trekking in Nepal
Harsha Ganjam

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Wong Yong Song & Chan Yun Ping
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Everest Gokyo Lake Trek March/ April
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Mr. Puru provided us with an excellent guide on our trek to Gokyo Lake trek. Our Guide, Shyam, took good care of us. He also encouraged us to complete this incredible trek.

Our porter, Lhakpa, was also a fantastic person of good strength and professionalism. He had always stood by us and only left us if to do the trek.

We are happy to complete the tour, and the organization ensured everything. We had gone all easy, for us; thank you to Above The Himalaya Trekking.

Wong Yong Song & Chan Yun Ping

Malaysia

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Pat & Stan
UK
Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake Trek
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Fantastic experience! We had a perfect time. Tip Top organization of our trek to Mount Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lake trek. Thanks to our guides, Ramesh and Porter Dendi

When we found Above The Himalaya Trekking on the internet, everybody told me it was the best agency. They mentioned it on the internet forum about them. They say that this is an amiable and flexible company, and we can confirm this is true.

They listen to their client’s needs and fulfill the client’s wishes.

The experience of the mountains was unique. Moreover, we felt like part of a family our guide and porter created for us over these two weeks.

Pat and Stan

UK

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