Key Information

  • Destination:
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Trip Style:
    Trekking and Hiking
  • Foods:
    Breakfast in City + BLD in Trek
  • Transportation:
    Private Vehicle + Domestic Flight
  • Min Person:

About Gokyo Lake Trek

There are plenty of trekking options in the Everest Region. All of these treks will take you quite close to the Himalayas of this region. But Gokyo Lake trek is a unique trail in this region as it takes you to the beautiful lakes of the Gokyo valley. From these lakes, you will get mesmerizing views of the mountains like Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse.

Gokyo is a picturesque village in the Himalayas of the Everest region. It is located at an altitude of 4750 meters at the base of Gokyo-Ri peak. It is a settlement located at one of the highest points in the world. Most of the buildings here serve as tea houses or lodges for trekkers.  

Gokyo is one of the most awesome valleys in Nepal. The lakes that are present here are known as Gokyo Lakes. The five lakes here from a part of the highest freshwater lake system in the world. These lakes are located at altitudes between 4700-5000 m.

As a part of the Gokyo Valley trek, you will also trek to Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri is a high peak in the Everest region and has an altitude of 5357 meters. This is also the highest point along your trek. Gokyo Ri is one of the best places in Nepal for viewing sunrise and sunset.

Gokyo Ri lies in the western side of Ngozumpa glacier. This glacier is the largest glacier of the Himalayas and of Nepal as well.

The wonderful lakes, beautiful peaks, and a gorgeous view of mountains and sunrise make Gokyo Valley a popular trekking destination in the Everest region.

Major Attractions of Gokyo Valley Trekking

Gokyo Lakes

Gokyo lakes are some of the most beautiful lakes in the high altitude regions of Everest. The turquoise blue waters of these lakes are mesmerizing. In addition, the views of the surrounding mountains of the Himalayas of Everest from the 5th Gokyo lake are awesome.

Gokyo Ri

Gokyo Ri is a peak in the Everest region. This peak is well-renowned for being an awesome spot for viewing sunrise and sunset in the Everest region. Awesome views of mountains like

Makalu, Everest, Choyou, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, Amadablam, Cholatse, and Kwangde can be seen from Gokyo Ri.

Ngozumpa Glacier

Ngozumpa glacier lies below the sixth highest peak in the world - Cho Oyu. The glacier is 36 kilometers in length. This is the largest glacier in Nepal. During Gokyo Valley Trekking, you will get splendid views of Ngozumpa glacier.

Scenic Views of the Mountains

Gokyo Valley Trek gives you mesmerizing views of the mountains of the Everest region. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is full of bird's eye view of the mountains like Everest, Cho Oyu, and others. In addition, other vantage points like Gokyo 5th Lake and Gokyo Ri are beautiful places to view the mountains here.

If you want to see Everest but you do not have enough time or can't walk for long days, we have  Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The helicopter will land at different places to explore the Everest region.  


Gokyo Lake Trek Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Pick you up at the airport and transfer you to a hotel
  • Stroll around the streets of Thamel
  • Shopping for the trekking and shout briefing of the trek

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, our representatives will come to pick you up at Tribhuwan international airport with your name on a board. You will be transferred to a 3-star hotel where you will be taking rest for a while. After having lunch you can go for shopping for your trekking journey or stroll around the streets of Thamel and explore things. You will be given a short tour briefing of the tour. You can explore the cafes and restaurants around in the evening.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Expected temperature: (3.1 - 27.2) °C
Elevation: 1345 m

DAY 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
  • Early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Trek along the almost plain terrain by the Dudh Koshi river to get to Phakding
  • Introduction to your porters

You will have your breakfast early in the morning and set off for the flight to Lukla. In around 35 minutes of flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will get a plethora of scenic views. You will catch a glimpse of the panorama of the Himalayas, bird’s eye view of the beautiful landscapes, forests and rivers.

Upon your arrival at Lukla airport, you will be introduced to your porters. Your trekking journey begins from here. You will walk for a few hours to get to Phakding. As the trail is fairly straight and you won’t have to ascend the altitude as Phakding is almost at the same altitude as Lukla. Few hours of trekking to Phakding can be taken as a warm-up for your trek journey. You will spend your night in Phakding at a teahouse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected temperature: (-1.7 - 19.6) °C
Elevation: 2610 m
Duration: 3-4 hours approx.


DAY 03: Trek to Namche Bazar
  • Trek to Namche bazaar crossing the beautiful rivers and suspension bridges.
  • You can do shopping at Namche Bazaar as it is your last chance to buy things you need during trekking

You will get up early in the morning and walk towards Namche Bazaar. On the first half of the day, you will be walking alongside the Dudhkoshi river. You will cross many of the suspension bridges, and forests. After walking for a few hours, you will reach Monjo valley where you will have your lunch. You will enter to Sagarmatha National Park from here. You cross some beautiful forests and ascend uphill to get to Namche Bazaar. You may encounter the porters and Yak carrying goods for Namche Bazaar.  You will spend your Night at Namche Bazaar at guesthouses.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected temperature: (-7.9 -  16) °C
Elevation: 3440 m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.


DAY 04: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization
  • Explore the Namche city to make the best of your acclimatization day
  • Hike to the Mountain Hotel VIew to get the splendid panorama of the Himalayan range
  • visit the Khumjung Edmund Hillary School and a museum in Khumjung.

Our body needs time to adapt to the rapidly changing altitude. To prevent the altitude sickness you will have to take acclimatization breaks while trekking on Everest region. As your first acclimatization rest, you will be staying at Namche Bazaar. However, you can trek around the village. You can hike up to Syangboche airport, go to Everest View Hotel, you can trek along the Dudh Koshi river as well. You can enjoy the spectacular sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas. You can hike over the Namche village. You will enjoy the views of Mt. Ama Dambal, Cho Oyu, etc.

As Namche Bazaar is the trade hub for the Himalayas, you can shop the missing gears and equipment for your trekking. Besides, you can explore the peoples and their lifestyles, foods etc while you stay at Namche Bazaar.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected temperature: (-7.9 -  16) °C
Elevation: 3440 m


DAY 05: Trek to Dole
  • Walk through Pine forests of Kyangjuma and trek uphill towards Mongla Hill
  • Follow Cho Oyu mountain at a distance and Cholatse on the right-hand side

From Namche Bazaar, you will trek along with the pine and oak forests crossing the settlement of Kyangjuma. You will deviate from Everest Base camp trek route and walk uphill from the left towards the Mongla hill. The trek is quite steep and challenging and it follows the Cho Oyu mountain. You get to see mountains like Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse. You will also see a hamlet of Kyangjuma. You will walk a narrow and thrilling trail to reach Dhole. You will spend your night in Dhole at a teahouse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (- 13.9 - 14.6) °C
Elevation: 4200 m
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours approx.


DAY 06: Trek to Machhermo
  • Pass through oak and pine forests to rich Machhermo

You will have your breakfast early in the morning at Dole and set out for Machheromo. You will walk along with the pine and Oak forests along the way. You will be walking gentle uphill slope so it will not be as difficult as the previous day. You can catch a glimpse of peaks such as Taboche, Cholatse, Cho Oyu and Everest along the way.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected temperature : (-15.9 - 12.1) °C
Elevation: 4470 m
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours approx.


DAY 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo
  • Walk through the rocky trails to get to beautiful Gokyo village
  • Walk on the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Enjoy the beautiful views of Mountains
  • Explore the Gokyo village

From Macchermo you will descend to the river bank. Then you will climb to the Ngozumpa glacier and reach the first Gokyo Lake. Then you will follow the terrain of the first mountain and reach the second and third Gokyo Lake. You will spend your night in Gokyo village at a teahouse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-17.1 - 12.5) °C
Elevation: 4790 m
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours approx.


DAY 08: Trek to Gokyo Ri and 5th Lake
  • Early Morning hike to Gokyo RI to have a mesmerizing panoramic view of the Himalayas
  • Trek to the fifth lake of Gokyo
  • Explore the lifestyle of people residing in Gokyo village

Gokyo is the final destination of your trekking journey. This day will be trekking to the highest elevation so far (Gokyo Ri 5357 m). You will trek to Gokyo Ri to witness the mesmerizing view of the sunrise. You can get a panoramic view of mountains like Makalu, Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, Amadablam, Cholatse and Kwangde from Gokyo Ri.

After returning back to the village and having lunch, you will head out to the fourth and fifth Gokyo Lakes. They are almost about 2 miles north from Gokyo. You can see Ngozumpa glacier and Cho Oyu Base Camp from the northern part of the 5th Gokyo Lake. You can hike up to Scoundrel’s Hill which is a beautiful vantage point for sightseeing Himalayas.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-17.1 - 12.5) °C
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours approx.


DAY 09: Gokyo to Dole
  • Enjoy the Himalayas from a different perspective while returning back
  • Walk through the narrow trails, cross many of the rhododendron, pine and oak forests to get to Dole

You will have your breakfast early in the morning at Gokyo village, descend down the moraine valley to the bank of a river. Then you will ascend up to get to Machhermo. You will have your lunch at Machhermo and take a rest for a while and descend for Dole. You need to be extra careful while crossing this rocky and steep trail. You will reach Dole at the end of the day and rest at a teahouse there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (- 13.9 - 14.6) °C
Elevation: 4200 m
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours approx.


DAY 09: Dole to Namche Bazaar
  • Enjoy the beautiful view of the peaks Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega along the way
  • Cross many of the Pine and Oak forests along the way
  • Stroll around Namche Bazaar and explore food and people

You will set out for Namche Bazaar early in the morning after having breakfast at Dole. You will descend down to Phrotse  Thanga on the first half of the day. The trail is steep and full of beautiful forests and waterfalls. You will catch a glimpse of mountains such as Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kangtega. Upon your arrival at Namche,  you can stroll around the Namche Bazaar exploring things, places and people.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected temperature: (-7.9 -  16) °C
Elevation: 3440 m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.


DAY 11: Namche to Lukla airport (2804 meters)
  • Walk down the rocky terrains to book a flight to Kathmandu
  • You can visit the School and the hospital established by Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Relieve yourself from the fatigue of the long journey of trekking

You will walk down the rocky terrains to book a flight to Lukla enjoying the mesmerizing landscapes and Himalayas along the way. You will spend your day at Lukla strolling around and relaxing. You can visit the School established by Sir Edmund Hillary. You will spend your night at Lukla waiting to get back to Kathmandu the next day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-2.8- 18.7) °C
Elevation: 2860 m
Trek Duration: 6 hours approx.


DAY 12: Flight to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner
  • Catch a flight to Kathmandu
  • You can roam around and explore Thamel
  • Chill in the restaurants, spa and bars
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner which is offered by Sublime Trails Pvt. Ltd.

You will have early morning plane flight from Lukla to Kathmandu full of Scenic views. However, whether in the Himalayas is unpredictable. So there is always a possibility of flight delay. Once you get to Kathmandu, you can roam around the streets of Thamel and explore souvenirs, or go for shopping, etc. You can explore the cafes and restaurants around.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Expected temperature: (3.1 - 27.2) °C
Elevation: 1345 m


DAY 13: Departure
  • Transferring you to the local airport and bidding you farewell

We will drive you to the airport and bid you a warm farewell. You will return your home this day with all these beautiful and thrilling memories in your heart.

Meals: Breakfast (Veg/Non-veg)

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  • All the airport pick up and drove
  • Kathmandu hotel for 2 nights around 3-star category
  • Lodge accommodation, Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trekking in Himalaya
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla and return to Kathmandu
  • Well experienced guide, porter, and assistant guide for more than 6 pax in a group for the trekking
  • National park entrance fees, Times card fee
  • Necessary Paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
  • All the Necessary insurance for the sublime crews
  • All the Necessary Bus, car and jeep Service for the trip
  • Sublime First Aid kit carried by our Guide
  • Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after trip completion 
  • Salary, foods, and accommodation for sublime crews
  • Emergency evacuation assistance service but the Helicopter or necessary transport and Hospital cost should be paid by clients them shelf or insurance company.
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and Drinking water during the trip.
  • All the chocolate and dessert items and sweet items.
  • Your Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tipping for the sublime crews.

Gokyo Lake Trek Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews

Highly recommended. My travel to Nepal is one of the most incredible memories I bring in my hearth. Nature is outstanding and the mountains are so powerful. Ram was a great guide, highly organised, flexible and really competent. Can't desire any better. Really an outstanding experience.

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