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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek - 14 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Hotel/Mountain Lodge
Max. Elevation
Private Vehicle/Flight

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide (Durbar square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pasupatinath Temple )
  • 35-minute scenic flight to Lukla (2840m)
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Doblem, Pumari, and other more.
  • Explore the highest lake, culture, Sherpa people, and oldest mountain monastery.
  • Nepali food and cuisine.
  • Lead by experienced trekking guide.

Trip Overview of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is the most interesting trekking destination in the Himalayan region of Mount Everest. It is a beautiful way of exploring the highest Himalayas. The highlight of the trek includes reaching up to Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Valley. Similarly, the trip is to explore rugged Sherpa people, rich Buddhist culture, hidden Buddhist monasteries, and amazing landscapes for all adventure seekers.

An organized Everest Gokyo Lake with Tourist Link Treks and Expedition (P) Ltd has a fitting itinerary that includes your arrival and departure days from Nepal. The pleasure trip to Everest Gokyo Lake Trek frequently starts in on early in the sunrise with the scenic flight to Lukla from the capital city of Kathmandu, it takes around 30 minutes. On the way, we’ll stay one night in the village of Namche bazaar for acclimatizing, that day we’ll visit Khumbu valley where you have to explore rugged Sherpa people, rich Buddhist culture, government school, monastery and wonderful mountain scenery such as Cho Oyu (8153 m), Gyachung Kang (7922 m), Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,501m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Pumari and Makalu. The plus point is that the trekkers will benefit from the glorious views of the Gokyo Lake the mode to the offspring.  Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is actually a target planned for understanding awesome and lovely side by side so, it is a cheer to tramp Everest Gokyo Lake Trek formerly in natural life.

Additional Information: 
The best time for this Everest Gokyo Lake is September to November and March to May. We offer small group and individual fit trekkers with lower budget costs. As per our practical experience of successfully operating the trek several times before, here we have designed a perfect day-to-day itinerary including a safe acclimatization day. We will provide proper instruction and guidelines by our experienced crew, authentic information, and other required essentials while making your memorable adventure trip departure in 2023 and 2024.



On the 1st day, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu from where you will be again transferred into the hotel safely where you will be well-known with the complete itinerary. Overnight stay in a guest house.

Kathmandu valley includes several Hindu temples including Pashupatinath, listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site and the largest Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath. You can also visit the Monkey Temple Swyambhunath, built 2000 years old, and visit Patan, the city of fine arts. Overnight stay in a guest house.

On the 3rd day, you will acquire a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla taking 35 minutes. From Lukla you will be moving towards Phakding (2652 m). Taking 35 minutes flight to Lukla, your trip begins after climbing up to the slope on the left bank of Dudh Koshi River. One of the ways you can view the magnificent beauty of Kusum Kangaru, Mt Kwondge, and on the way you passed a few tea houses and Mani walls. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the 4th day of an itinerary, you will move from Phakding to Namche (3,440m). After a slight rise from Jhorsalle, the trail passes a waterfall. Throughout the day, you will pass the villages interspersed with magnificent forests of Rhododendron, giant fir trees, and magnolia. And on the way to walk you will be rewarded (weather permitting) with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanggru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m) Everest (8,848 m) and Nuptse (7879 m) then a steep climb to the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher elevation. It is therefore recommended that it is better to take a short day hike to Thame, Khumjung, or Khunde. If you get some time then you can go for relaxing and exploring the Namche and the Sherpa culture. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the 6th day, you will leave Namche Bazaar in the direction of the DNA gompa and turn right after the large rocks engraved with Buddhist images. The trek ascends uphill to Khumjung and descends to the valley to reach Dudh koshi Phortse Thanga (3,500 m), which offers superb views of Thamserku (6608 m), Kangtewa. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

This will be another short day trip that helps to get familiarized with an altitude it’s like acclimatization. The route passes through the middle of the forest offering the first view of the Cho peak (8153 m), walking through the forest of Rhododendron and juniper and large conifers appear as an elevation to increase the beautiful walk in the spring. The trail passes through Kharkas and the settlements to Dole. After that you will walk through a rocky terrain dotted with dwarf rhododendrons then you will arrive at Machermo. Overnight stay at a Mountain Lodge.

The trail leads to ascending the hill for an excellent view. You have to descend through a river and again climb steeply up the terminal moraine of the glacier Ngozumpz. A few lakes are on the way and finally reach Gokyo (4,750 m), which is a collection of stone houses and walls of grasses obtainable on the shores of the lake. The views of the mountains in the Gokyo region are spectacular. A two-hour climb to Gokyo Ri (5350m), the small peak on the lake with panoramic views of Cho Oyu, Kang Gyachung, Lhotse, Makalu, and Tawache Cholatse. Overnight stay at a Mountain Lodge.

The excursion to Gokyo Peak usually begins early in the morning. The climb is quite steep first 30 minutes, which will take an hour to get to the top with their traditional prayer flags. From where you will have a magnificent view of the high peaks, from west to east are Cho (8153 m), Gyachung Kang (7922 m), Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,501 m), and Makalu. In an addition, you can enjoy the magnificent views of Gokyo Lake on the way to the offspring and can enjoy the trek to Doles too. Overnight stay at a Mountain Lodge.

On the 10th day of an itinerary of trekking package, you will move to Dole taking a breakfast. In the afternoon, you can walk down to Dole exploring different things on the way to Dole. Overnight stay at a guest house.

After breakfast, you will walk to Khumjung. Khumjung is the largest village in the Sherpa settlement where you will be provided with an opportunity to see the lifestyle of the Sherpas related to their real and cultural activities. The village is encompassed by the high school which was funded by Sir Edmund Hillary and a monastery where they have preserved famous Yeti skulls. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the 12th day, the trail leads back to Namche Bazaar, stopping and continuing to descend through the same route and at the stop on the way to lunch in an hour Jorsale village and continue the walk to Phakding. Overnight stay at a guest house.

On the 13th day, you will drive back to Lukla (2880m), which is a beautiful and easy walk, in addition, it provides a view of Kusum Kangaru, blue pine with Rhododendron forest from Namche. This is the last day of the trek in a bustling city so enjoy dinner with the team members. Overnight stay at a guest house.

On the 14th day, you will be back from Lukla to Kathmandu taking the flight. It’s all up to you whether you want to stay one more day or are willing to return to your own hometown. If you want to depart on this day then you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

What's included?

  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu) including departure tax
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Entry fee for Sagarmatha National Park (Please bring two passport-size photos for permit)
  • A local fee of Khumbu valley or instated of TIMS
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company
  • Farewell dinner before departure

What's not included?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from hometown
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Lukla, Phakdhing, and Namche
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

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Essential Information

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking what you need know?

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...


Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...

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