Gokyo Lake Trek 5,357m 13 Days

US $  1190 per person
Gokyo Lake Trek
Trip Code : AHC/T-05
Price : US$1190
Destination : Everest Region
Duration : 13 Days
Grading : Moderate
Max Altitude : 5,357m
Activity : Trekking
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Best Season : Mar-May;Sep-Nov


Gokyo Lake Trek is the second most popular trekking route in the Everest region. This Gokyo Lake trekking takes you to the beautiful Gokyo Valley towards the north of Namche Bazaar. Gokyo Valley trekking package offers you panoramic views of the world’s highest mountain including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and more.
Gokyo Lake Trek follows the same route of Everest Base Camp Trek till Phortse and branches to left for Gokyo Valley. The beautiful walking adventure in the Gokyo valley of the Everest region offers dramatic views of mountains and glacial lakes. From Gokyo Ri (hilltop of Gokyo valley) there are spectacular views of mountains, glaciers, and Gokyo Lakes.

Gokyo Lake Trekking Route

Taking a peaceful trekking route off the trail to the Everest base camp trek from Namche Bazar leads you towards the amazing Gokyo Valley. The mountain valley consists of beautiful glacial lakes, glaciers, and mountainous surroundings. In addition to enjoying the wonders of lakes and the surroundings, a hike to Gokyo Ri offers you an overwhelming view of the Himalayas. 
A short and wonderful trekking adventure in the Himalayas, Gokyo Lake Trek can be your ideal adventure trip to go next. Although this adventure returns back towards Lukla after exploring the Gokyo valley, you can also trek further towards the Everest Base Camp via Cho La pass

Highlights of Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Gokyo Lakes and the Valley
  • Gokyo Ri and glaciers
  • Dramatic views of the mountains
  • Multiple days trekking through nature and mountainous landscape
  • Beautiful culture and lifestyle experience of the Sherpa people
  • Mystical monasteries and shortens and prayer flags
  • Gushing river and suspension bridges

Best Time for Gokyo Lake Trekking

Gokyo Lake trekking is possible all year round. However, trekking in the spring and autumn seasons is the best and recommended one. The spring season in Everest falls under the months of March, April, and May. At this time the days are hot and visibility is clear. The forests are colorful by the Rhododendron flowers and have less chance of rain.
In the autumn season, the days are warm and the hills are lush green. The clear weather after the long monsoon makes your walking environment easy and wonderful. The autumn season falls under the months of September, October, and November.  

Gokyo Trekking Cost

The trekking cost for the Gokyo Lake trekking package depends on your plan and budget. The cost includes the service of Kathmandu to Lukla flight and vice versa. An experienced trekking guide is necessary to lead your trekking and a strong porter to carry your baggage. Your daily budget of lodging and flooding and national park permit fees are the basic expenses.
Based on your service selection the cost of lodges, foods, number of guides, and porters cost will be the trekking cost. So, normally you need about US$ 80 per day budget for Gokyo Lake trekking.


Day 1 : Arrival Kathmandu

The first day of your adventure Gokyo Lake Trek starts with your arrival to Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport on your arrival. He will transfer you to the hotel where you can find an easy time to relax after checking in. We will meet you in the evening at the hotel to talk about the trip in details. Any questions you may have regarding your trip will be discussed so that you are well-prepared for the trip.

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - B

We will take an acclimatization day in Kathmandu today where we spend time exploring the cultural heritage sites in the valley. The sightseeing tour that starts after breakfast takes you to four of the amazing cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley.
Exploring Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath will give you an incredible experience of ancient, medieval and modern cultural, historical and spiritual wonders. You will see and experience the lifestyle in Kathmandu during the tour. The tour will take pretty much of our day today. We will return back to the hotel later in the afternoon.
We will do the last minute preparation and packing for the trekking adventure to start tomorrow.

Day 3 : Kathmandu - Lukla (2,860m) - Phakding (2,660m) B.L.D

We have an early morning flight to Lukla today. So, we drive to the airport for the exciting Himalayan flight to the gateway to the Everest region. A wonderful flight on a small airplane takes us to the beautiful town of Lukla with the views of stunning mountains.
After landing at Lukla, we meet our whole trekking crew and get ready to walk for the day. It is an easy start of the walk of the adventure trek to the Everest Base Camp. We are going to trek to Phakding village on the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Around four hours of trek today introduces us to the trail, surroundings, nature, and the views of mountains in the Everest region. The atmosphere of our overnight site, Phakding, feels amazing on the bank of the gushing river.

Day 4 : Phakding - Namche (3,440m) B.L.D

The second day of the walk today takes us to the beautiful and famous Sherpa town of Namche Bazar at the elevation of 3,440 meters above sea level. Almost all uphill walk for the day takes us past beautiful natural surroundings of nature and the view of mountains. As we enter the Sagarmatha National Park today, we will also walk over several suspension bridges over the gushing river.
Finally, we reach Namche Bazar after the walk of around six hours. The view of the mountains and wonderful surroundings of Namche helps us relax and settle. We take it easy to acclimatize well at the changing climatic situation and elevation.

Day 5 : Acclimatization Day B.L.D

We have an extra day stopover at Namche today that will help us acclimatize well before we head further higher. Namche has beautiful places in the surroundings where we can go for day hiking and exploration instead of staying idle at the lodge and bazar. The hiking exploration for the day will also help us get better acclimatized and we become ready to trek to the higher elevation.

Day 6 : Namche - Dole (4,110m) B.L.D

Our trekking journey continues towards Gokyo valley from today onwards. It takes a different trail towards Gokyo than the regular Everest base camp trail. We trek to a peaceful place called Dole to stay overnight. The trail is also a peaceful stretch as there are fewer trekkers along the region. Leaving the Everest base camp trail and entering into the solitude of the trail towards Gokyo valley feels like going into the wilderness. Once we reach Dole and check into the teahouse, we take an easy time to relax and absorb more of the mountains.

Day 7 : Dole - Machhermo (4,410m) B.L.D

We will trek to Macchermo today while on our trekking adventure towards the amazing Gokyo valley and lakes. Another day of walk traversing the trail stretch of peaceful surroundings and wonderful views takes us to the destination today. We will have a refreshing afternoon at the beautiful surroundings of Macchermo once we reach there.

Day 8 : Machhermo - Gokyo Lake (4,760m) B.L.D

Our walk today takes us eventually to the magical valley of Gokyo and the Lakes. The trail that winds up the mountain keeps surprising us with wonderful unfolds of mountains, lakes and glacier views. As we feel awed by what comes along the trail, we finally make it to the bank of the third lake in Gokyo to stay overnight. We will also have time to enjoy the charm of the lake and its surroundings once we reach there.

Day 9 : Gokyo Exploration Day B.L.D

We have an adventurous and early morning today. Our day starts with a beautiful hiking adventure to an amazing viewpoint of Gokyo Ri. The hike will bring us one of the best views that we will ever see on earth. Early morning wake up and a challenging hike up to the Ri is certainly a worth adventure doing it.
Later, we spend the day of easy exploration around the Gokyo Lakes that will bring us memorable experiences to cherish.

Day 10 : Gokyo - Dole (4,110m) B.L.D

After the amazing exploration day at Gokyo Valley, we return back to Dole today to stay overnight.

Day 11 : Dole - Namche (3,440m) B.L.D

We trek back to Namche Bazar to stay overnight.

Day 12 : Namche - Lukla (2,860m) B.L.D

This is the last day of the trek and we traverse the trail all the way to Lukla from Namche. Once we reach Lukla and check into the lodge, we will take an easy time to explore and wander around the place. It has been an amazing adventure to the Everest base camp and thanks to the whole team who made the adventure safe and an awesome experience. We befriended people, mountains, nature and breathtaking surroundings that have left an incredible impression and experience.

Day 13 : Lukla - Kathmandu - B

We take a flight back to Kathmandu and enjoy our afternoon and evening at leisure.

What's included

  • All pickups and drops from and to the airport by private vehicle.
  • All hotel charges in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • A guided city tour in Kathmandu.
  • All Standard meal during the trek. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • English Speaking Local Guide who holds Government License.
  • Twin sharing accommodations in lodges. (all during the trek)
  • Domestic air round tickets to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
  • Required local staffs and porters for your assistance during the trek.
  • All required fee in national parks and conservation areas.
  • Food, accommodation, equipment, salary, insurance, medicine for all trekking staffs.
  • Required Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag. (needs to be return after the trek)
  • All surface transfers from and to Kathmandu.
  • All Official Expenses.
  • All Government taxes of Nepal.

What's not included

  • All Lunches and Dinners whilst in Kathmandu as well as other major cities.
  • All International Airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Travel insurance required for emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Nepal Entry Visa, which can be obtain easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu.
  • All sightseeing or monument entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (well, tipping is expected)
  • All alcoholic and other drinks . (hot and cold)
  • Any other expenses, which is not mention on Price Included section.
  • Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances is beyond Adventure Himalaya Circuit.

Good to Know

When you are going on this adventure, make sure you are packing these essentials in your luggage.

The basic essential for the trekking adventure

  • Duffel bag, rucksack or backpack for the trek
  • Daypack (25-30 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (-20 above)
  • Sweat absorbing T-shirts or Shirts
  • Thermal layers and inner layers
  • Warm woolen sweater, fleece or jacket
  • A waterproof and windproof jacket or pullover with hood
  • Casual clothing to wear when you are at tea house
  • Stretchable and breathable trekking Pants
  • Long Trekking pants (Convertible to shorts)
  • Cotton Pants
  • Down Jacket (-20 above)
  • Warm mittens and/or gloves
  • Liner gloves
  • Instant hand warmers (optional)
  • Lightweight Shoes (Running/tennis shoes for camp, around town, etc)
  • Waterproof and broken-in trekking Boot
  • Gaiter (seasonal)
  • Sandal (optional)
  • Socks (liner socks, synthetic and heavyweight woolen socks)
  • Bandana or head scarf
  • Warm woolen or synthetic hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Neck warmer and Ear Muffs (optional)
  • Quick drying towel, toothpaste, brush (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap or hand-wash
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Nail clippers
  • Wet wipes and sanitizers
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40 recommended)
  • Lip balm (SPF 20 recommended)
  • Water purification tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  • Luggage locks
  • Plastic garbage bags, refillable water bottles
  • Trekking Poles
  • Book, dairy, pen, pencil, etc.
  • Snacks
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
Apart from these essentials, you can pack things as per your need. However, while trekking in the high mountains, keeping your essentials to the bare minimum is highly recommended. 

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Published on : April 12, 2021

I am a travel enthusiast from USA. So I decided to to for Nepal Himalayas Trekking. I was searching for reliable travel company in Nepal and I finally found this Adventure Himalaya Circuit trekking company on Google and connected with mr. Prakash. He was offered me Everest Gokyo Lake trekking package for 12 days with flight ticket, Guide, all necessary permit, Meals and tea house. The cost was reasonable and everythings was perfect. The Whole trek was absolutely great as I expected. Thanks Mr. Prakash for this lifetime memory. I would definitely recommend this travel company to whoever loves to trekking and Mounteering in Nepal. Once again thanks buddy!!   

Marina Sanders, United States

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