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Trip Overview of Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake trek name as oligotrophic lake. it is at the altitude of 4700 m-5000 m above the sea level. It is the very best lakes of freshwater with six other lakes, among which Thonak is one in all the largest lakes. Positioned in the northeastern location of Nepal. Gokyo Lake lies in Khumjung village of and it is so far one of the most excellent popular treks, among others.

Gokyo lake trek is a brief trek that leads you to the stunning valley of Gokyo. It offers impressive views of excellent mountains. We will See the  Ngozumpa Glacier,  Gokyo RI, The high lush valleys of Khumbu with rural civilization, colorful monasteries. With improbable kindness of Sherpa society, prayer flags, Namche Bazar.  Sagarmatha 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. It’s a small village in the Himalayan region at the foothills of the stunning Gokyo RI. Thus, the village is an isolated settlement at the 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].

Itinerary and Route Map

Gokyo lake trek itinerary starts from Kathmandu to Lukla flight.  the trek route map goes via Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Phortse Thanga, and finally Gokyo lake and back to Lukla.  Apart 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 Everest Himalayan region. The itinerary provides its visitor’s panoramic views of the highest mountain peaks on Earth, the Everest, including several others. It’s no scam that Nepal isn’t one of the loveliest countries in the world also being one of the most visited countries too. The internet says it all or you may browse through our testimonial section. See what our previous visitors have mentioned about itinerary and route map.

Get into the Gokyo Valley trek and build a noble relationship.  With nature also taste 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 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 every time when you look around.

Best trekking route in the Everest region

This super trek gives you the revel in of the breathtaking earth’s tallest peak “Mt. Everest”. The journey begins with an enjoyable Himalayan flight to Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla from Kathmandu. Everest path starts on the upper Phakding and follows the Dudh Koshi valley shifting in the direction of the agreement of Sherpa’s “the bustling Namche Bazaar” in which we can be surrounded using lovely Himalaya’s view.

While trekking, the view of the village vicinity, such as the magnificent forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia, and massive fir, will amaze you. This trek will take you around the thrilling Gokyo Valley that is positioned adjoining to the Khumbu in conjunction with diverse Everest Base Camp. During the manner, you may view the glorious glimpse of the highest peaks, from west to east as Cho you (8153m), Gyanchung Kang (7922m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m), and Makalu.

Side trips fo the trek

Fro the side trip and if you want to extend the trekking days. we can also go to Cho la pass and EBC We will cover both the Gokyo Lake and the Everest base camp area (EBC), which is eventually challenging. Enjoy the view of  Gokyo RI, Chukkung RI, and Kalapathar with the view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho you other Khumbu mountain range. One of the highlights of that is the conventional view of icefall and glacier of the Mahalangur Himalayan range. You may be overwhelmed with the distinct shapes of Glaciers, and the cracking sound of that glacier will blow your mind and soul.

Along the Gokyo lake trek trail, you can see the best glacier “Ngozumpa,” too. On the way, the Himalayan uncommon species along with Wild Musk, Mountain Goat “Jharal,” colorful “Pheasants” national bird of Nepal. Pine and juniper forests are the commonplace forests right here. The colorful rhododendron and magnolia floral welcome you throughout the spring to upload the splendor in the path. The monasteries may be observed in most of the villages to wake up your religious soul. The fluttering flags and Chorten may be seen anywhere.

Via Kala Patthar best viewpoint on Earth

Furthermore, If you have more time and extend more days we can also do the Gokyo lake trek via Kala Patthar also. It brings an unforgettable experience of the overwhelming vistas of the Everest Himalayan chain of the Khumbu region.  Which also consists of five of the world’s highest mountains: Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt, Makalu (8,463m), Mt, Cho Oyo (8153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), and Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m). Aside from the beauty of the Himalayas, this area includes natural wonders heritage sites indexed by UNESCO. Rich in pine forests of rhododendron and an endangered species of birds and animals, this trek is truly memorable.

Cost for Gokyo Lake Trek

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 battering charging, hot shower, and wifi cost. We have a full board package for the trek, contact us for a discounted cost for this trek.

Trek in Everest Gokyo Valley

The Gokyo valley trek is in the hidden valley with an appropriate blue lake inside the lap of the Himalaya. Sensational perspectives of an array of excessive snow-capped mountains.  Dramatic landscapes, verdant excessive valleys, the Buddhist tradition, and also with a friendly environment. The hospitality of excessive handlers, pristine lakes, and breathtaking perspectives inside the coronary heart of the world’s heritage.  ‘Sagarmatha National Park’ is the vital thing of Gokyo Lake Trek with a purpose to be your 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 the view of Mt. Everest (8,848m).  Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Thamserku, Mt. Makalu as 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. Because of 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.

Highlights of Gokyo lakes trek

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

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Gokyo Lake Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 10 days

Max. Altitude: Gokyo Ri (5350m)

Trek Grade: Fairly Strenuous

Best Travel Time: February to May,  September – November are the best seasons.  Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail,  June, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be reduced due to rain, and Lukla flight may get canceled.

Trip Snippets: 10 day,  09 nights Lodges and All meals on trek are included.

Departure 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.

Equipment Rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.

Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.

Transportation: Car/Van in Kathmandu, Flight to Lukla.

Activity:  Trekking.

Detailed Itinerary of Gokyo Lake Trek

Eearly morning we will head to domestic airport for our scenic flights to Lukla ( Tenzing Hilarry Airport). If there is clouds in the morning and weather is not clear the flights may 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 hote 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 wih 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 in 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 of  (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  Phortse Thanga after 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 in 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
  • Others your personal expenses not mentioned cost includes section.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost
YearStart DateTrip DurationCost/PersonGroup SizeJoin Group
2021 Jan 15 10 days US$ 1180 2-16 PaxJoin Group
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    2-12 People

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    Gokyo Ri (5350m)

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