Gokyo Lake Trek – 14 Days

  • 2 or 2+
  • Duration 14 Days


The Gokyo Lake trek offers a chance to witness a close-up of the Himalayan ranges. It offers amazing views of mountains over 8000m including Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and the Ngozumpa Glacier. The Ngozumpa glacier is the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. Mountains such as Ama Dablam, Pumori, Labuche, Makalu and many more peaks observable from this destination, is the special feature of this trek.

Gokyo Lake trek view

Gokyo Ri is the closest point to observe Mount Everest. The trek is an adventurous and challenging one. The Gokyo Lake Trek is clustered with Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries. You will walk by many smiling faces on the way, despite the fact that life on the mountain is formidable. The trail leads you to a very high altitude and so you need to acclimatise yourself in Namche Bazaar. This town is the unofficial capital of the Everest Region, Khumbu. Eventually, you’ll get to your destination in the vicinity of Mount Everest and other peaks, as well as amazing glaciers.

Tourist in Gokyo view

The Gokyo Lake trek begins from Lukla Airport, where we pass through the major trails to Namche Bazaar, a prosperous village situated in a huge secluded bowl-shaped region. You will have an undeniably authentic experience here. On this trek, you will be enchanted by the dynamic scenery of Gokyo Valley, including the series of beautiful Gokyo Lakes. You will witness the first lake Longpongo, which resides at an elevation of 4690m. The second lake, Taboche Tsho, enchants us with its shiny turquoise-blue water in the sun. In this trek, you will walk through peaceful, off-the-beaten paths of the Everest region in order to reach Gokyo valley. You will have an exceptional experience when catch sight of the sunrise/sunset scene at Mount Everest and other neighbouring peaks from Gokyo Ri (5357 m). Ogle at the tranquillity of these dazzling glacial lakes, an activity that is especially pleasing in the afternoon.

Mountain Views during Gokyo trek

The Gokyo Lake trek is excellent for people who want to trek in the Everest region but want a variety of scenes within a limited number of high-altitude nights. The highest elevation on this trek is Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m. The best time to head out for your Gokyo Lake Trek is from September to December or February to June.

Frequently Asked Question

Q: How difficult is Gokyo Trek?
Gokyo Lake is a challenging hike. You must be in decent physical and mental shape to take on this trek, which requires 5 to 6 hours of walking, not including acclimatization days. The difficult terrain, steep slopes, and high passes tend to be even more taxing.

Q: Where can I find Gokyo?
By Air: You must take a journey from Kathmandu to Lukla if you travel by air. You can go to Gokyo Lakes or reach Everest Base Camp (EBC). By Road: You might choose to go by bus from Kathmandu to Jiri if you can’t afford to take a flight.

Q: Is Gokyo Lake Valuable?
For 360-degree views of the Everest Range, Cho Oyo and the Gokyo lakes, and the enormous Ngozumpa glacier, it is well worth climbing Gokyo Ri, which is 5380 meters high. Take your time climbing to prevent altitude sickness and a costly return trip in the medical helicopter.

Q: What is the Gokyo Lake’s Depth?
The researchers had previously assumed that these lakes were shallower. The Gokyo Lake is 43 m deep, whereas the Fourth Lake (Thonak Cho) is 62.4 m deep.


Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative staff who will drop you off at the hotel. You will check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

You will explore Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most significant places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, you are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip to our office. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu – Flight to Lukla (45 m) and walk to Manju (3 / 4 hrs.) 2710 m.

Today we will catch a pleasant flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827 m). After 40 minutes, we will land on a runway and our keeper will assist us to move our belongings. We will walk ahead from Lukla to get to Manju which takes approximately 5 hours. Overnight in Manju.

Day 4: Manju – Namche Bazaar (3 / 4 hrs.) 3440 m.

From Manju, the track is filled with amazing woods of rhododendron, magnolia trees as well as colossal firs. Next, we will stroll to Namche going across some bridges. After trekking for 4 hrs we arrive at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Khumjung visit and Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.

This day is to rest at Namche Bazaar to get properly accustomed to the high elevated environment. At Namche, a flourishing village situated in a huge secluded bowl-shaped region, you will have an astonishing experience. Also, you can visit the Khumjung monastery and Khumjung village which is one of the most important villages occupied by Sherpa people in the Everest Region. A remarkable sight of the Khumbu mountains like Ama Dablam( 6856 m), Thamserku (6608 m) as well as gigantic vistas of Everest will spellbind you. We will also walk to Thami (3810 m) above the beautiful Bhote Khola River Valley. We may also visit the Sagarmatha National park to view the protected floras and faunas. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 6: Namche – Dole (5 / 6 hrs.) 4200 m.

We will go hiking from Namche Bazar after resting for a day. Our trail will descend and then we will ascend to pass via the Mon La pass before reaching Phortse Tenga. Also, we will pass the rhododendron and birch forest decked out with hanging lichens and mosses. We will move further on from Phortse Tenga and ascend to get to Dole. We will walk for approximately 5 hours, we stay at the Tea house.

Day 7: Dole – Machherma (4 / 5 h) 4470 m.

We will leave from Dole to reach Machherma resting at the elevation of 4470 m. On the way, we will observe the beautiful valley where the rhododendron forests give a new experience. Also, the spectacular panoramas of Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku will mesmerize you. We will walk for 4 hours today and overnight at the Tea house.

Day 8: Machherma – Gokyo (3 / 4 h) 4790 m.

This is one of the important days of the trek. Besides, you will go by Gokyo RI lying at the elevation of 4750m. Today we will ramble for approximately 4 hours. Additionally, we will pass from side to side with Pangka and later we will walk on the messy, risky moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier – the major glacier in Nepal. We will also get to observe the sequence of stunning greenish-blue Gokyo Lake. We will be enchanted by varied scenery of the Gokyo Valley as adjacent peaks flanking Tibet and Cho Oyu can be noted. We will after that get to the second lake of stunning Gokyo which will completely enthrall you. At the shore lying on the east, we can notice the settlement of Gokyo. We will trek for roughly 5 hours today. Overnight at tea-house.

Day 9: Ascent early in the morning to the Gokyo RI peak (2 / 3 h) 5360 m.

On this day we will hike up to Gokyo Peak taking around 3 hours and reach an elevation of 5360 m. From the peak, we can observe the stunning panorama of Mt. Everest, Makalu, and other mountains.

Day 10: Gokyo – Dole (5 / 6 h) 4200 m.

We descend on a way along the Dudh Koshi River and pass the first Gokyo lakes. On the way, we also relish scenes of the beautiful Cholatse and Taboche peaks. Our trail descends before climbing a hill. After reaching the Chorten at the edge, we witness magnificent panoramas of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We walk through Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages before reaching Dole. Overnight in Dole.

Day 11: Dole – Namche Bazaar (4 / 5 h) 3440 m.

Today we descend on a sheer path to Phortse Thanga cherishing rhododendrons, wildflowers, and waterfalls. We also come across mountain goats, musk deer, pheasants, etc on the trail. From Mong, we can admire a good view of the Khumbila peak. On our way to Namche, the view of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega mountains are very beautiful and amazing that you can cherish. After walking for a while, we reach a junction where the trail from Sanasa adheres to our trail. We walk on a trail that sticks to a forested hill beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several curves. After arriving at Namche army camp hill, we watch back to see Lhotse, the peak of Everest and Tengboche for one last time. About a kilometer from here is Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (5 / 6 h) 2840 m.

We descend on a rocky path and cross many suspension bridges before walking on a surfaced path. Here you can feel the air is warmer as we walk on the same trail to reach Lukla. Our trek in the mountain finishes after we reach Lukla. We spend our time reminiscing about our time spent on the mountain. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu (40 /45 m) 1350 m

Early in the morning, we will fly to Kathmandu on this day. After that, we will escort you to our hotel in Kathmandu. Rest of the day to explore around Kathmandu if any remaining. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

We thank you for being a part of our tour and travel. We bid you farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs. Our representatives will drop you at the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of your flight.


  • Airport pickup in a private car/vehicle from an International/ domestic flight.
  • All the transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with a B/B basis.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Three times meal in the trek.
  • Hot soup in high places.
  • Two-way flight: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for all.
  • A professional guide for trek and tour.
  • An assistant guide for more than 10 pax.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Insurance for guides and porters.
  • Food and accommodation for guides and porters.
  • All necessary documents (Permits and TIMS).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Airport taxes of Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Necessary medical kit for staff.
  • Trekking map as itinerary.
  • T-shirt from the company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trip completion certificate.
  • Airport drop in a private car/vehicle from an International/ domestic flight.


  • Visa for Nepal.
  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Entry fee in monuments areas
  • Travel and rescue insurance of clients.
  • Personal expenses: Hot shower, battery charge during the trek, bar bills, laundry service, and mineral water.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in the exception of the itinerary.
  • Tips for your guide and porters.


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June 5, 2023

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February 17, 2020

Nice hospitality. Good service from the arrival date in Kathmandu. Also, good service on trekking days by the guide. Very nice service and always take care of our group. Good food, beautiful view. I will go to Nepal again with Attractive Travel and Tours.

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Trip Facts
PRICE: US $ 1299
TRIP START: Kathmandu
TRIP END: Kathmandu
TREK TYPE: Tea House and Lodge
BEST MONTH: March - May , September - November
ACCESSIBILITY: Flight and Land
MAX.Altitude: 5360 M
TRIP GRADE: Moderate
MIN.GROUP SIZE : 2 or 2+
Group Size Group Price
20+ US $ 1350
11-20 US $ 1375
6-10 US $ 1399
4-5 US $ 1499
2-3 US $ 1599
1 US $ 1999
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