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
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About Gokyo Lake Trekking

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.  


Outline Itinerary

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Our office representatives will be there to receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. They will have a signboard that reads “Sublime Trails”. This way you won’t have any problems locating us. They will transfer you in a private vehicle to your respective hotel. If you don’t feel tired, you can stroll around some bazaars of this ancient city. Thamel is a very popular commercial neighbourhood where many tourists choose to spend their evenings. It is a locality with wonderful restaurants and sound ambience.
You will have your breakfast early in the morning and head out to Tribhuvan International Airport. From the airport, you will leave for a small scenic flight to Lukla. The flight is just 30 minutes long. It will give you a bird’s-eye view of the mountains of the Everest region. This airport is also known as Tenzing Hillary airport and was constructed under the guardianship of Sir Edmund Hillary.

Upon arrival, your guide will introduce you to your porter(s). Then, you will head out to Phakding. Phakding is a popular destination for staying a night while trekking in the Everest region. The trek is merely 3-4 hours long. The trail is fairly straight and you won’t have to ascend uphill. In fact, Phakding is lower in altitude than Lukla.
The next day’s trek continues along the banks of the Dudh Koshi. You will cross this splendid river many times on exciting suspension bridges. Many of these suspension bridges have prayer flags as a respect to the gods. After trekking for some time, you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park. You will continue along the trails of the national park that has some wonderful forests that are full of various kind of vegetation. You will trek through these forests and reach Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is commonly referred to as the “Gateway to Everest”. It is a great trading hub as well. If you are short on some trekking equipment, you can buy it at Namche. Besides, Tibetan artifacts and Yak cheese are other popular items you can purchase at Namche. You will spend your night at a guesthouse in Namche.
The elevation of Namche Bazaar is 3441 meters. Without properly adjusting to such high altitude, it will be difficult to complete the trek. Therefore, you will spend one day in Namche Bazaar acclimatizing. However, you won’t spend the day idly. You will hike up to Syangboche Airport. You will also go to Hotel Everest Hotel View. It is a luxury hotel that is located at a very high altitude. Om there, you can enjoy beautiful views of the mountains in the Everest region like Everest, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam etc.

On the way back to Namche, you will also have the option of visiting Khumjung Monastery. It is believed that the skull of Yeti is present here. You can also visit Hillary School and interact with kids and people alike. You can also go to the Tourist Visitor Center in the Sagarmatha National Park. The center has rich information regarding the ascent of Everest, Sherpa Culture and plants and animals of this region.
From Namche Bazaar, you will trek through pine forests and vibrant settlement of Kyangjuma. You will leave EBC Trek route and take left turn uphill trail towards Mongla Hill. The trail is quite steep and continuously follows the Choyou Mountain on distant. Cholatse mountain will be your companion on the right-hand side. You are likely to encounter occasional bushes and narrow trail at the hills. After about 6 hours of walking, you will reach Dole. Dole is at the foothill of tall hills and on banks of a stream.
From Dole, you will head out to Machhermo. This trail up to Machhermo takes a gentle uphill slope. Along the way, you will get scenic views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku. Machhermo has an altitude of 4470 meters. From Machhermo, you will descend to a river bank. From there, you will climb up the moraine of Ngozumpa glacier and reach the 1st Gokyo Lake. You will then follow the rugged terrain of the first mountain and reach the 2nd and 3rd Gokyo lakes. You will stay in a guesthouse in Gokyo.
This day will be on the highest point along the trek i.e. Gokyo Ri. It has an altitude of 5357 meters. From Gokyo Ri, you will get to witness mesmerizing views of sunrise. So you will head out to Gokyo Ri early in the morning. You can get a panoramic view of mountains like Makalu, Everest, Choyou, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, Amadablam, Cholatse, and Kwangde from Gokyo Ri.

Then you will head out to the fourth and fifth Gokyo Lakes. The fourth and fifth Gokyo Lakes are quite close to each other and lie almost 2 miles north of Gokyo. Ngozumpa glacier and Cho Oyu Base Camp are visible from the northern part of the 5th Gokyo Lake. You will hike up a hill nearby which is called Scoundrel’s Viewpoint. It is another wonderful point for viewing the mountains of this region.
From Gokyo, you will head back to Dole. You will pass the first Gokyo lakes on a trail that takes you along Dudh Koshi river. You will walk through quaint villages like Machhermo, Luza, and Lhafarma. Along these villages, you will also get great views of mountains like Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega. After walking around 3-4 hours, you will reach Dole, where you will stay the night.
On your way to Namche Bazaar from Dole, you first trek to Phortse Thanga. The trail to Phortse Thanga is steep and full of beautiful rhododendrons and waterfalls along the way. You will also come across some animals and birds of this region along the way. On your way to Namche from Phortse Thanga, you will be accompanied by views of mountains like Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega. After you reach Namche, you can stroll around the market of Namche Bazaar.
Finally, you will return to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. You can also reflect back on the time you spent trekking and cherish the wonderful memories you made along the way. You can explore the surrounding towns in Lukla if you have some spare time.
The next day, you will take a flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. This flight will be your last chance of the trip to be astounded by the beauty of the mountains of the Everest region. This 35-minute flight will land in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. From the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel where you can. In the evening we will provide you an excellent farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant in Kathmandu. In the restaurant, there will also be a wonderful cultural dance performed by female and male artists of Kathmandu.
Our airport representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure from Nepal. It was a pleasure serving you at SUBLIME TRAILS. If there are other places you would like to explore in Nepal, please let us know. We hope the relationship developed between us will extend to further visits to this amazing country of Nepal in the years ahead. We would like to wish you all the best & a safe journey home.
Detail Itinerary


  • 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 Trekking Reviews

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  • 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.

    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…

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