Gokyo Lake Trek

12 Days

Trip Info

  • Lodge/Homestay
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Guided
  • English
  • 5357m

Trip Info

  • Lodge/Homestay
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Guided
  • English
  • 5357m


The Gokyo Lake Trek presents a captivating exploration of the Everest region in Nepal, offering a distinct and scenic route compared to the traditional Everest Base Camp trek. Beginning in Lukla, the trail meanders through the Dudh Kosi River Valley and ascends to the bustling Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar. Rather than continuing towards Everest Base Camp, the trek veers off towards the Gokyo Valley, leading adventurers to the mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes.

Situated at high altitudes, these glacial lakes are surrounded by towering peaks, creating a surreal and picturesque landscape. The highlight of the trek is Gokyo Ri, a vantage point that rewards trekkers with unparalleled panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. The journey not only showcases the majestic Himalayan scenery but also provides opportunities for cultural immersion in Sherpa villages, where trekkers can explore monasteries, interact with locals, and experience the unique Sherpa way of life.

Comfortable teahouse accommodations along the trail add a touch of convenience to the adventure, making the Gokyo Lake Trek an ideal choice for those seeking a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural richness in the Everest region. The glacial lakes, snow-capped peaks, and Sherpa hospitality collectively contribute to an unforgettable trekking experience.


  • Discover the enchanting turquoise glacial lakes nestled in the Gokyo Valley.
  • Explore monasteries, interact with locals, and embrace the unique Sherpa way of life.
  • Ascend Gokyo Ri for unparalleled panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
  • Trek through picturesque Sherpa villages, experiencing local culture and hospitality.
  • Enjoy comfortable accommodations along the trail, adding convenience to the adventure.


Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal, and spend the first day exploring the vibrant city.

Take a guided tour of cultural and historical landmarks, and prepare for the trek.

Take a scenic flight to Lukla and commence the trek. Trek to Phakding, a charming village along the Dudh Kosi River.

Continue the ascent to Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town with stunning mountain views.

Acclimate to the altitude with a day of exploration around Namche Bazaar. Visit the Sherpa Cultural Museum and enjoy panoramic views from Everest View Hotel.

Embark on the trail towards Gokyo, reaching the village of Dole nestled in the Himalayan landscape

Continue ascending through alpine scenery, arriving in Machhermo, a village with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.

Reach the mesmerizing Gokyo Valley, surrounded by the stunning Gokyo Lakes. Explore the lakes and settle into Gokyo for the night.

Ascend Gokyo Ri for sunrise views of Everest and neighboring peaks. Spend the rest of the day acclimatizing and enjoying the Gokyo Lakes.

Begin the descent back towards Dole, retracing the trail through the picturesque landscapes.

Continue the descent, returning to Namche Bazaar and savoring the familiar views of the Everest region.

Conclude the trek with a final descent to Lukla, where you'll prepare for the flight back to Kathmandu the next day.


Cost Includes

  • Airport/Hotel pickup and drop off-service (by car)
  • Trekking Guide (English speaking)
  • Porter (2 person=1porter)
  • Accommodation (shared, tea house)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Permits and Entrance Fees
  • Local Transportation
  • Trekking Equipments

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Gear
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation


Is the Gokyo Lake Trek suitable for beginners?

While the trek is challenging, it is considered more accessible than some other high-altitude treks in the region. Nevertheless, a moderate level of physical fitness and prior trekking experience is recommended.

How difficult is the trek, and what kind of fitness level is required?

The Gokyo Lake Trek involves moderate to challenging terrain and high altitudes. Trekkers should have a good level of fitness, and prior trekking experience at altitude is beneficial.

Are there teahouses or lodges along the trail, or is camping necessary?

Teahouses are available along the trekking route, providing basic accommodations and meals. Camping is generally not necessar

Do I need permits for the Gokyo Lake Trek?

Yes, trekkers require the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Lukla before starting the trek.

Is altitude sickness a concern during the Gokyo Lake Trek?

Yes, altitude sickness is a concern due to the high elevations reached during the trek, especially at Gokyo Ri. Adequate acclimatization, proper hydration, and a gradual ascent are crucial to minimize the risk of altitude-related issues.

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Gokyo Lake Trek
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From US $1500 US $1250
/ Adult