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Trip Overview of Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo lake trek is also named as an oligotrophic lake. it is at an altitude of 4700 m5000 m above sea level. The lake has freshwater with six other lakes, among which Thonak is one of the largest lakes. located in the northeastern location of Nepal. Gokyo Lake lies in Khumjung village of and it is so far the best trekking adventure, among others. Gokyo lake trek is a brief trek that leads you to the stunning valley of Gokyo. Gokyo lake trek offers impressive views of excellent mountains. We will See the  Ngozumpa GlacierGokyo RI, The high lush valleys of Khumbu with rural civilization, colorful monasteries. With improbable kindness of Sherpa society, prayer flags, Namche BazarSagarmatha national park and lots extra might be one of the enchanting recollections of your experience.
It is one of the most beautiful places in our country.

Its a small village in the Himalayan region at the foothills of the stunning Gokyo RI. Thus, the village is an isolated settlement at an altitude of 4,750 m/15,580 ft. being one of the highest hamlets on Earth. The top of the Gokyo RI offers its visitors surreal views of the Ngozumpa glacier and some of the highly shiny mountain peaks such as Cho Oyu [8,201 m/26,096 ft.], Everest [8,848/29,029 ft], Lhotse [8,516 m/27,940 ft.], and also Makalu [8,481 m/27,825 ft].


Gokyo Lake trek itinerary

The itinerary of the Gokyo lake trek goes with Kathmandu and takes a flight to Lukla to Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Phortse Thanga, and finally Gokyo lake. After visiting this famous lake we trek back to  LuklaApart from them, you can also gain a sensational view of the ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung located in the region. However, the best is always the same that the course runs through the Khumbu mountain region. The itinerary provides its visitors panoramic mountain vistas on Earth, Everest, including several others. Its no scam that Nepal isnt one of the loveliest destinations for mountain lovers and Gokyo lake trek adds on this.

The internet says it all or you may browse through 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 the Tibetan and Nepali cultures and traditions. You will be overwhelmed as you find the local natives utterly 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 certain to see them through that perspective. A short lake trek around the valley reveals a lot about the country, its beauty, and the cultures too. Meanwhile, you walk around the place, eccentric views of the surrounding environment will amuse you whenever you look around.

Get the best sunrise view from Gokyo Ri

Gokyo Ri trekking is getting more popular these days.  This is also the more Beautiful Alternatives to the famous EBC trek route. You can enjoy the magnificent Himalaya Vista Of The mountains As Well As The Gokyo Glacial Lakes.
The journey to Gokyo Ri is an exceptionally surprising alternative which is also found to be more rewarding. Trekking in the Dudh Koshi in the down part with its greatest secret and reveals it slowly to only those who reach Gokyo Ri. On the way to the route passes by Sherpa villages, tea houses, lodges, and rhododendron forests. It also goes along the Dudh Koshi river and gradually ascends through thin air into the Gokyo valley. From the top of Gokyo Ri, We can see the North Face of Mount  Everest view also the  Lhotse, Makalu, and if we see in the north the great mass of Cho Oyu.

The turquoise Gokyo Lakes that sits serenely below these icy giants make for the most stunning panoramic 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 can believe even better than from Kala Pathar.


 Everest Gokyo Valley Trek

 Gokyo valley  Everest trek goes into the hidden valley with an appropriate blue lake inside the Himalayas. Sensational perspectives of an array of excessive snowcapped mountainsDramatic landscapes, verdant excessive valleys, the Buddhist tradition. It also a  friendly environment. The hospitality of excessive handlers, pristine lakes, and breathtaking perspectives inside the world’s heritage sites. The walking in the  ‘Sagarmatha National Parkgives the best feeling in Gokyo Lake Trek with a purpose to make a trip memorable revel in.

Gokyo Lakes Trek is graded as one of the difficult and challenging treks suitable simplest for physically match and skilled trekkers. This valley is a memorable enjoyment within the discipline of the trek. We attain the staggeringly stunning Gokyo valley that offers a view of Mt. Everest (8,848m).  Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Thamserku, Mt. Makalu well as Mt. Lhotse. After that, we go to Gokyo top and multiple giant peaks of the Khumbu area.

Gokyo lake trek is the best for adventure lovers who want to enjoy the high lake and try to climb Gokyo RI. Because of the high altitude to peer the splendid biggest mountain in the world and might take care of excessively cold weather. Therefore, Exploring the stunning, turquoise Gokyo lakes, hiking Gokyo RI of Everest. The magnificent views of the planets’ most beautiful peaks are the unique functions of this trek. As a result, this is the best trekking in Nepal.

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Gokyo Lake trek 10 days

Gokyo Lake Trek 10 days is a short and subtle trek that falls in the Khumbu region. This is a beautiful blue-green lake which is surrounded by high mountains. This trek will provide you with the best view of the mountains. Gokyo Lake is a short trek as but it takes as much effort as the Everest base camp trek. The trail to Gyoko is filled with stone and rock.  An interesting thing about the Gokyo Lake trek 10 days is that it is made up of six other bodies of water like a lake, ponds, and rivers. Among them, the largest lake is Thonka Lake. You will get to watch all these water bodies through this trek. Another interesting thing about Gokyo Lake is, it falls on Sagarmatha national park.

So during the Gokyo lake trek, 10 days will get to see many rare animals like snow leopard, musk deer, red panda, tiger, and cheetah. On this trek, you will get to enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu along with Ngozumpa Glacier. Ngozumpa glacier is 36 km long, which is the world’s longest Himalayan glacier. Gokyo Lake is situated at an altitude of 4,700 to 5000 meters in the Gokyo valley. Gokyo Lake is also considered as the sacred side of Hindu and Buddhist people. Skating on the Gokyo valley trek is very famous.  Every year hundreds of trekkers trek to Gokyo Lake for a skating and hiking experience.

Gokyo Lake Trek Cost

Gokyo lake trek’s cost on the full board package is USD 1298. The cost depends on the level of the guest house, no of group size, guide and porter. pour full board package cost includes guide, porter, meals, accommodation, all taxes, and permit.

Gokyo lake trek cost involves Lukla flight, guide, and porter your trekking and local Everest permit. We offer you the full board package cost, you can get the guide and porter service also. the flight cost is USD 358 for a round trip to Lukla, the Everest permit cost is NPR 300 and the local village permit cost NPR 2000. you need extra money for the battery charging, hot shower, and wifi cost. We have a full board package for the trek, contact us for a discounted cost for this trek.

Essentially, the six Gokyo lakes started as glaciers millennia ago and so the remaining body of water is ancient. It’s fascinating from a hydrological perspective because this system of lakes is a deep source of permanent freshwater fed by streams and glaciers from the surrounding mountains. The lakes are Sitting at an altitude of 4,700 – 5,000m, which has the world’s highest freshwater system. Gokyo Ri is also known for its formidable views of the turquoise blue lakes, and it’s a sight to behold. Some trekkers also make the extension trip after their Everest base camp visit which is about 4 days extra.

Enjoy your day in Gokyo Ri

It is known to almost everybody that Nepal is one of the countries with the best trekking options with unique advantages to attract thousands of tourists. Among all the wellknown trek routes in Nepal, the Gokyo lake trek is one of the best.  from Gokyo Ri, we can see the best view of four mountain ranges of 8000m. when we have a full day can make hiking at other small lakes and visit the Gokyo Ri 5380m. Enjoy the best photography from this best vantage point of the Gokyo region. Besides this, you will be offered multiple sceneries and landscapes traveling through different routes.

Sometimes it is fun to take a different route so that you could enjoy the scenic beauty of that trail. However, all the trekking routes aim to take you to the top of the Camp. Its all your choice upon which EBC route to choose. You are recommended to download Maps. me app on your phone and download the Nepal map for offline navigation. They possess the trail map. Its entirely accurate, and you can get quickly to your destination.

Some tips to do your Gokyo lake trek

Watch out for yourself

Gokyo lake trek is one of the moderate level of trekking and goes at high altitudes. As you are coming from the lower altitude so  You might feel little difficulty with the altitude during the trek. It is always better to take with your guide and you will feel more safe and easy along the way. Remember safety is the most important thing so if you feel any kind of uneasiness then stop your Gokyo lakes trek. make your body fit and stay healthy all the way to your journey. Always drink lots of water and have proper food on time. If you are feeling any kind of uneasiness the talk to your guide or fellow trekkers about it.

Book your trek early

Gokyo lake trek can be a business in the season time and a popular destination in the Everest region. Therefore,  many of the trekkers trek this place every year. If you traveling the Spring and Autumn season the trail to Gokyo Lake becomes more crowded. You might not also get rooms in a local guesthouse you might have to stay in the dining of the tea house. So to make the run trek more smoothly and easily, you can book your trek early.

Relish the experience

Trekking to Gokyo lake is once in a lifetime opportunity. Though there may be lots of difficulty on trial. But once you reach Gokyo Lake and have an amazing view of the mountains and Gokyo Lake you will forget all the difficulty. You will experience many new things on this trek like culture, tradition, and surroundings. Many movements just enjoy all of them.

Request a Custom Itinerary

Our Trekking expert who has done these treks many times and came back recently from the route can put together a custom itinerary. It is also unique to your interests and time frame. You can combine the trek with Everest base camp, Everest three pass, Chola pass, or back via Ren jo la. We can make the trek just for you and can put it in a small group. To start organizing a custom tour click here to start.



Gokyo Lake Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 10 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Max. Altitude: Gokyo Ri (5350m)

highest Altitude: Kalapathar (5,545m/18,192ft.)

Best time to visit: February to May, September – Mid December are the best seasons.  During the winter months from December to Mid February, it is cold and can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy times, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Trekking dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people.

Trek Grade: Difficult



Detailed Itinerary of Gokyo Lake Trek

Early morning we will head to the domestic airport for our scenic flights to Lukla ( Tenzing Hilary Airport). If there are clouds in the morning and the weather is not clear the flights may be delayed and cancel too, when we will fly we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Mt Everest as we enter the deep gorge of the Dudh Kosi valley. On arrival at Lukla Airport, you will have breakfast/ Lunch depends on arrival time at the local lodge and we will meet our local porters there. Today is the easy trekking to Phakding with the view of the countryside and local villages to the Dudh Koshi valley, on the way we will be rewarded by the best view of Mt Nupla (5885m), Kusum Kangaru (6367m), and Mt Kwangde range. After a few hours of walking, we will reach the village of Phakding where we stop for the overnight stay.

After early breakfast, we will start the journey by crossing the Dudh Kosi river by a long suspension bridge and 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. The path crosses back to the other side of the river and passes through the Sagarmatha National Park gates at Monjo where we will be required to show our Trekking permits. The trail continues from here along the riverside until the final suspension bridge, after crossing the bridge we need to climb up the trail before we get to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a local lodge.

Acclimatization is an important part of trekking. Namche Bazzar is one of the most attractive settlements in the Khumbu region. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at a high altitude before heading off. Today we make a short day hiking trek up to Everest view hotel and  Khumjung Village, a delightful Sherpa village above Namche. You will have full day leisure. Where you can enjoy a splendid view of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Kwangde, Tawche, Lhotse, and so on or stroll around the market.

Today the first part of the trails gradually up with overlooking the magnificent view of the high Himalaya. Along the way, we can enjoy wild lives like pheasant, musk deer, or a herd of Himalayan Thar. The trail goes gradually down up to Khumjung. The trail descends slightly towards the Sanasa and then ascends to Mongla (4000m) from where glimpses of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche, and Mt. Khumbila are fantastic. 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 walking into the rhododendron forest, a host for Himalayan wild deer and musk deer. We arrive at Phorse Thanga, which is just under the snow-dusted peaks of Tawoche and Cholatse. Stay overnight here.

The trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens. On our way, wild lives like pheasants, mountain goats, and the mysterious musk deer are amazing. The trail gives us an excellent view of Mount Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku.  We will pass many summer settlements and a charming hamlet of Luza (4360 m). We are crossing the many rocky trials in small dwarf rhododendron There are also small and thorny bushes that give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The Dudh Koshi valley feels deep like a canyon with its sheer sides. today we are mostly walking on the hillside above the thundering Dudkoshi River. We are passing by some small hamlets and sandy spurs, we reach Machhermo. The beautiful stream flowing down from the Kyajo RI and Phari Lapche mountains runs through the middle of the village before draining into the Dudh Koshi. Most probably we will be here by our lunch. Overnight stay at Machermo.

From Machermo we will trek to the widening valley as 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 are following the trails to the valley and meet the first lake which is known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get a chance to observe the Lama footprints on a stone. Another lake, Taboche Tsho, looking to us with its shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little we reach the third lake, called Dudh Pokhari, linked by a surging stream to the previous one. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain. The place provides us stunning views of Mount Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse, and Tawache. Stay overnight in a tea house lodge.

Today we will spend most of our morning here at Gokyo, strolling around the lakes and hiking up to some of the mountain viewpoints nearby.  We can start our hiking in the morning and get to a steep climb of about 30min to reach the top with its traditional prayer flags. View the Ngozumpa glacier one of the beautiful glacier lakes. don’t miss the chance to see the fourth lake (Thonak Tsho) and the fifth lake (Ngozuma Tsho). From where you will have a magnificent view of the highest peaks, from the west to east are 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.

From Dole, we are climbing mostly down. The trail first descends steeply out of the valley through beautiful rhododendron forests. On Arrival at Phortse Thanga that, 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 going down the other famous small village to Khumjung. From here the easy short trails take us to our overnight place at Namche Bazaar.

after Namche Bazaar the trail descends steeply back to Dudh Koshi river before reaching the village of Jorsalle. From here the trail goes through the forest of magnolia, giant firs, and rhododendrons and we continue working to Phakding for our overnight stay. Today is an easy and beautiful walk through the blue pine and rhododendron forests with the views of Kusum Kangaru and Mt Kwangde range. We will have lunch at Lukla, it is wise to arrive earlier as we can confirm our flight ticket and 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” and watch the beautiful religious paintings also, this is the last night with your trekking crews and you can enjoy the good farewell dinner together.

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.

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Cost Includes

  • Trekking guide who certified and licensed from Government and got training on high altitude sickness, first aid.
  • Local trekking porter from Lukla
  • trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, clothing.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and back Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Local Tea house also called guest house/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from the menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Everest trekking permit
  • Local permit fees for Khumbu Gaunpalika
  • The guide will carry basic medical supply first aid kee.
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us before you arrive in Kathmandu so that easy for us to prepare.)
  • All the trip information and details for the trek.
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts and Trekking certificate after finish your trek.
  • We offer you 1 dinner in Kathmandu in a Nepali restaurant
  • Government taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • 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 such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance should include both rescue and medical assistance.
  • Personal trekking equipment, you can buy and rent in Kathmandu trekking stores
  • gratitude  for the tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Other of your personal expenses not mentioned cost includes section.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost
Year Start Date Trip Duration Cost/Person Group Size Join Group
2022 Jan 15 10 days US$ 1198 2-10 Pax Join Group
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      Trip Duration
      10 days

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    • Trip Group Size

      Group Size
      2-12 People

    • Accomodation in Trip

      Lodge/guest house

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      Maximum Altitude
      Gokyo Ri (5350m)

    • Trip Difficulty

      Trip Difficulty
      Moderate to Difficult

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      How can I be fit for the Gokyo lake trek?

      It is very important that you should be fit before trekking. Fitness for the Gokyo lakes trek includes a bit of physical and mental. You will have to be prepared for this trek mentally. A sudden problem might arise on the trail while trekking such a situation might be handle calmly with patience. However, practicing some yoga, basic exercise, and swimming daily before 5 months of this trek.

      What is the best season for trekking Gokyo lake trek?

      You can trek Gokyo lakes thorough the year. But you will need to pick a suitable and best season for you to trek Gokyo lake trek.  Since, this trek will also provide you a view of different high mountains so, during the spring and autumn season you will get the best view of the mountain.

      What is the altitude profile of Gokyo lake trek?

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

      What permits do I need to have for this trek?

      There are two types of permits that you will need to have for trekking Gokyo Lakes. TIMS permit is the first permit that you must have for trekking nay Himalayan region in Nepal.  And Sagarmatha national park permit is the second permit that you will need to have fore entering Sagarmatha national park.


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