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Gokyo lake Trek Nepal

  • Gokyo lake trek Nepal
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • Daily Tour
  • Min Age : N/A
  • Pickup at Kathmandu

The Gokyo Lakes trek is a 17-day holiday of which 13 days of the journey are trekking. From Kathmandu, there is a short flight to Lukla, but you can choose to walk in from a lower altitude if you prefer.

Best Season to Trek Gokyo Lake Trek in Nepal:

As with most treks in Nepal, the best times to do it are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). In these months the weather is likely to be clear, and daytime temperatures warm. The Khumbu region, however, is known to be particularly cold and dry, and many trekkers develop the ‘Khumbu cough’ due to the dry dust.

It is usually possible to trek in the summer/monsoon and winter seasons, but greater preparation for difficult conditions is required, and you may not get clear views.

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu Pick and drop at Kathmandu

Departure Time

4 hours prior to the flight and 3 hours for Train Journey.

Gokyo lake trek Nepal-Tour Route

Welcome to Kathmandu!

Explore Kathmandu

Fly to Lukla; Trek to Phakding (8,563 feet/ 2,610 m)

Namche Bazaar (11,290 feet / 3,440 m)

Namche Bazaar (day hike to Khumjung)

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,200 m)

Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4,470 m)

Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo

Acclimatization in Gokyo (4,790 m); Climb Gokyo Ri or visit Gokyo Lakes

Gokyo village (day hike to Fifth Lake, 4,956 m)

Trek from Gokyo to Phanga (early morning summit of Gokyo Ri, 5,400 m)

Trek to Khumjung

Trek from Khumjung to Namche Bazaar

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding

Trek from Phakding to Lukla

Fly back to Kathmandu; Depart

Day 17: Fly back Home.

Hotel/Camp Sites

All Accommodation in 3-star Hotel/ Camping/Lodge/Tea House and Farm House stay.

Transportation for Tour

1 to 2 Pax SUV Car | 2 to 8 Pax: Toyota Hiace Bus | 8 to 16 pax: Toyota Coaster Bus.

Proffessional Tour/Trek Guide

Local English Speaking Trek Guide expert in Local tradition and Culture.


First-day L/D and last day only breakfast before Departure. All meals during Tour. Please reconfirm with us.

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • All transportation in destination location
  • All Hotels in 3 star/ Camping/Cooks/Tents
  • Personal comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on your group size.
  • All meals listed in the above itinerary

Price Excludes

  • International flight to and out of Nepal
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Domestic flight not listed in the itinerary. (We can provide you the domestic flight booking service at the BEST discount price; please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
  • Tips for Guide/Driver
  • Nepal Visa
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks etc.
Why Trek Gokyo Lake in Nepal?
  • Experience the most daring Lukla Flight
  • Stunning view of the Everest Mountain
  • High altitude trek through the Gokyo Valley is perfect for those wishing to avoid the crowds & still gain stunning views of Everest.
  • Explore the Khumbu Region of the Himalayas
Gokyo Lake Trek Nepal

Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our representatives from Excursion to Himalayas will be there to receive you. They will transfer to your hotel in a private vehicle. You will have your time to settle in and freshen up. You might feel tired after your long fight. Get some rest till the evening. Strolling around the streets of Kathmandu in the evening is enjoyable. Get a good sleep at your hotel after a nice dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2Kathmandu City Tour

Today, we shall discuss and brief you about trekking routes and things needed for trekking in a nice cozy restaurant with our teams. We will have our guide to clarify any questions you have before we begin our trek. We can help you get some travel accessories if you need them. (You can buy or rent them at many shops in Thamel.) We will help you process the trekking permits. You need Conservation area permits and special permits. After the arrangements, you can set off for sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Visit the Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, or Kathmandu Durbar Square. These are the cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal. Walk around Thamel a happening city with a great choice of food and music. You can also check the trekking equipment for

 Explore the local area, you can take an evening walk to popular streets in Kathmandu. Thamel is one of the major business hubs in the Kathmandu valley. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3Fly to Lukla; Trek to Phakding (8,563 feet/ 2,610 m):

Lukla to Phakding trek distance 6.2 kilometers, weather and elevation 2610 meters above sea level. Phakding situated at a lower elevation than Lukla is good for acclimatization and minimizing the risk of altitude sickness. Lukla to Phakding is about 3 hours’ walking distance but some travelers take longer to reach.

Day 04Namche Bazaar (11,290 feet / 3,440 m):

Namche Bazaar is an essential stop on the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek, as well as other treks in the Everest Region. There is no vehicle road access there, making the journey between Kathmandu and Namche Bazaar quite an adventure. Most travelers fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Namche Bazaar from there.

Day 05Namche Bazaar (day-hike to Khumjung)

 This village is one of the most beautiful in Khumbu. The Himalayan Trust has a school here, as well as a medical post (for locals and trekkers) in nearby Khunde. This trip is quite short, only about 1-2 hrs. Due to the short trip, this day is almost like acclimatization. It is important to take the day off to allow our bodies to adjust to the rarefied atmosphere before ascending to higher altitudes.

Day 06Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,200 m):

Dole is really a cluster of trekking lodges, rather than an actual village. Snow surrounded the buildings in any bit of shade that was available.

Day 07Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4,470 m):

The route from Dole to Machhermo is fairly straightforward. It is basically a gently climbing traverse that gains a net 1,200 feet; for most people, this is a half day of walking that allows for a little rest and acclimation.

Day 08Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo:

Machhermo to Gokyo distance is 5.7 kilometers. Trekking in the Gokyo valley is considered a customary trek, and that offers trekkers splendid views of the Ngozumpa glacier as well as many mountain peaks. The remote valley is also known for its beautiful turquoise lakes beside the glaciers which are like a moonscape. The most accessible mountains that can be viewed from the valley very clearly and at an altitude of 8000 meters include the Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Mount Everest Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu.

The place Gokyo valley has miraculous surroundings and trekkers can feel an immense sense of success reaching the highest village. The Ngozumpa glacier 36 kilometers / 22 miles long originates below the sixth-highest mountain in the world mount Cho Oyu Nepal. Ngozumpa glacier is the largest glacier in Nepal.

Day 09Acclimatization in Gokyo (4,790 m):

 Climb Gokyo Ri or visit Gokyo Lakes: Tour Gokyo village and accalmatisation.

Day 10Gokyo village (day-hike to Fifth Lake, 4,956 m):

When visiting the Gokyo region of the Himalayas, one of the top highlights to take part of is the trek to the 4th and 5th Gokyo Lakes.

This day trek will have you going along the Ngozumpa Glacier, taking in views of the surrounding mountains as you reach these beautiful turquoise lakes. Not only that but you also will be able to enjoy one of the best views of Mount Everest in the region.

This guide will go into detail about the Gokyo Lakes trek to the 4th and 5th lakes and help answer any of your questions along the way.

Day 11Trek from Gokyo to Phanga (early morning summit of Gokyo Ri, 5,400 m):

We’ll work our way to Gokyo Lake through the steep slopes of Phangan, which will take around an hour. Thereafter, trekking a few miles away

Day 12Trek to Khumjung

Khumjung Village is located in a glacial valley around the high Khumbu and Everest regions. A few hours’ climb from the famous Namche Bazaar.

Day 13Trek from Khumjung to Namche Bazaar

This short trek will be worth visiting where you will encounter the Sherpa people and their unique culture, and get a chance to be close to these charming mountains.

Day 14Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding:

The climb from the suspension bridge to Namche is just under 600 vertical meters and feels tough due to the altitude and takes most trekkers around 2 hours.

Day 15Trek from Phakding to Lukla:

Lukla – Phakding. Hiking 7.8 km Ascent: 305 m Descent: 464 m Max Elevation: 2866 m … We were a bit afraid that it’ll be super cold in Lukla.

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu: 

Day 16Lukla to Kathmandu:

Take a flight back to Kathmandu. The flight is one of the scariest flights in Nepal but our expert pilots make sure that the journey is comfortable and exciting.

Day 17Kathmandu to onward Journey

Your Gokyo Trek Nepal ends here today. Our team from ETH will see you off.

Gokyo Lake Trek Nepal

How do I get to Gokyo Lake?

How to Reach Gokyo Lakes. There are two routes to visit Gokyo Lake. If you are a budget traveler and love to explore the landscape of Nepal then Take a Bus ride from Kathmandu to Jiri through the bus.

By Air: Through airway means you have to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here you can reach EBC (Everest Base Camp) for trekking to Gokyo Lakes.




Is Gokyo Lake worth visiting?

Both treks have their moments of difficulty due to terrain or steep inclines, but the hiking to Gokyo Lakes is well worth the extra days and effort if you’re up to the challenge.

How Hard is Gokyo Lake trek?

The Gokyo lake trek is moderately difficult. You need to be in good shape and stamina for this trek as it requires walking for about 5 to 6 hours, excluding the acclimation days. The rugged trails, steep terrains, and high passes prove to be more burdensome.

How many Lakes are there in Gokyo Lake?

The Gokyo lake system of 19 lakes is spread over an area of 196.2 ha (485 acres) lying between 4,600 and 5,100 m (15,100 and 16,700 ft). The wetland lies on the head of the Dudh Kosi, which descends from Cho Oyu.

How high is Gokyo Lake?

Gokyo Lakes are oligotrophic lakes in Nepal’s Sagarmatha National Park, located at an altitude of 4,700–5,000 m (15,400–16,400 ft) above sea level.


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