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Gokyo valley trekking

Gokyo valley trekking

Gokyo valley trekking

Trip Highlights:

  • Country:

  • Duration:
    14 Days / 13 Nights
  • Grade:

  • Max Altitude:
    18,192ft. / 5545m.
  • Best:
    Mar - May / Sep - Nov

  • Max. Group Size:
    1 -15
  • Hotel: Hotel & Lodge

  • Transportation:

    Flight / Private vehicle


“Gokyo Lake Trekking – Magnificent Blue Turquoise Lake Excursion”

Gokyo Lake Trekking in Nepal is alluring. Among beautiful trekking routes of Everest region the trail is the most beautiful one. Behold the blue turquoise lake reflecting the serene snowcapped mountains. Everest Buddha Treks invites trekkers to this fairyland like trekking trail of Nepal. 

Everest region of Nepal is popular for Himalayan wilderness trekking. Sherpa homeland to mountain base camp; the region has it all. Do you have a fantasy of being at the shore of mountain overlooking mighty snowy mountains? If yes, Gokyo Valley Trek is the perfect anecdote. 

Journey of Gokyo Lake Trekking adopts the Everest Base Camp Trekking itinerary until Namche Bazaar. Trekkers traverse away from the regular EBC route from Kyangjuma. The trail is on the ridge line within the narrow valley overlooking Mt. Cholatse and Tabuche. 

The breathtaking view of Mt. Choyou (world’s 6th tallest mountain) at the trail end keeps on motivating the trekkers. In comparison to other trekking routes of Everest region Gokyo route is easier. Therefore, it is suitable for every trekker with an average physical fitness too. However, one needs to consider the altitude sickness as trekker has to reach as high as 5357 m (top of Gokyo Ri). 

There are many interlinked lakes within the Gokyo Lake system. During the trek trekkers reach up to fifth lake. Accommodation is at the shores of third lake which is famous as Gokyo Lake. 

Gokyo Ri Hike

Hiking of Gokyo Ri enthralls everyone. It is one of the best vantage points of Khumbu. Panoramic view of mountains seen on all sides definitely hype up the trip. Moreover, the view of lake seen from the top reminds you of any scene from Disney movies. In fact the area is a photographer’s paradise. Highlight of the Gokyo Ri Hike is also the sight of Mt. Makalu along with three other eight thousand meter height mountains. 

Book the Gokyo Lake Trekking package with Everest Buddha Treks. If you would like to add the Chola Pass crossing and Everest Base Camp along with this package, contact our travel planners. This is also one of the most popular side trips which you can do from Gokyo Lake. 



Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Our Everest Buddha Treks p. Ltd. representative will pick you up from Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to 3 Star hotel. Our office guide will explain the detailed procedure of our trip. You will then rest and stay overnight.

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing and trek Preparation

On this day, we visit UNESCO listed world heritage sites including holy Pashupatinath Temple which is biggest pilgrimage site for hindus, Boudhanath Stupa & Swayambhunath which are pilgrimage site for Buddhist and Kathmandu Durbar Square which is full of arts and culture with wood carving on it. We move back to hotel for rest and overnight.

Day 3

Fly to Lukla, 30 minutes and trek to Phakding, 3-4 hours trek.

Take an early flight to Lukla to begin the journey. After the short 35 minues flight, we start on the lovely trail to Phakding. The route passes Sherpa villages and everything that comes with that – including their fields of crops and Tibetan Buddhist monuments. As we reach Phakding, KusumKanguru and other mountains make their presence known. Overnight at the guest house.

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) - 5-5 hours

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail.

Day 5

Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)

We will spent the day in and around Namche. We will make a hike up to Sherpa museum and Everest view point at 3,600m/ 11,811 feet. This will be vital in giving you the best acclimatization for moving further up into the Everest region and help you safely reach the higher altitudes up the trail. We will spend the afternoon resting and relaxing and enjoy a nice chicken sizzler at the lodge. You must keep well hydrated drinking 4 to 5 liters of water per day. 1 hour of trekking today. In the afternoon you can relax around Namche and enjoy cafe Danfe or one of the Namche bakeries. 1 hour of trekking today.

Day 6

Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073ft): 6km, 5-6 hours

We climb the Khumjung hill and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading to the Dudh Koshi from where the route turns north. There are two trails and our guide will choose the best option for us to follow. There is a chorten on the ridge top at 3973 m which descends from Mt. Khumbila (5761 m). We visit Mohang, the birthplace of the re-incarnated Lama of Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet who is believed to have introduced Buddhism in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The trail descends in a series of steep switchbacks down a sandy slope to the Dush Koshi. We stay overnight in Phortse Tanga, near the river.

Day 7

Trek to Machhermo

A fairly steep day of trekking will take you up 500m in altitude towards Machhermo. Keep your eyes peeled to see some of the yaks during the summer months. Once again, you will be treated with some of the best views of Cho Oyu and the surrounding peaks as you trek. Try to keep your head up to take in some of the beauty!

Day 8

Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 7km, 4-5 hours

Early on today’s trail we will see fabulous views of both down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu. The valley widens as the trail reaches Pangka. We descend to the river bank before beginning to climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier.After crossing an iron bridge over an stream the trial levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo where we observe the Lama footprints on a stone. At the sight of the second lake, Taboche Tsho we become enchanted by the sparkling turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little ahead of the second lake, we reach the third lake, the two linked by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight at this junction. After lunch, we explore around the third Lakes, Dudh Pokhari. Overnight at tea house.

Day 9

Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft): 2km, 3 - 4 hours

We will hike to Gokyo Ri, a small peak above Gokyo village, in the morning and savor the fantastic views of the entire Khumbu region. As we ascend, the views become even more fantastic and we can see four of the seven highest peaks of Nepal, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Reaching the fourth lake, Thonak Tsho we take pleasure in the lake’s serene beauty after which we trek back along the retracing trail to the third lake. We may take an additional hike up to the fifth lake, Ngozumba Tsho. From here, the view of Ngozumba glacier, the longest glacier of the Himalayas, is so fascinating. Overnight in Gokyo.

Day 10

Trek from Gokyo valley to Dole

We descend on a trail along the Dudh Koshi River and pass the first Gokyo lakes. On the way we also enjoy views of the Cholatse and Taboche peaks. Our trail descends before climbing a hill. After reaching the chorten at the edge, we see great views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega mountains. We walk past Machhermo, Luza and Lhafarma villages before reaching Dole. Overnight in Dole.

Day 11

Trek from Dole to Namche

Crossing non-foresty area, we trek back to the forest again with our familiar trail and climb to Mong danda. Descending from Mong Danda, we arrive on the beautiful trail back again and trek to Namche Bazaar with the beautiful view. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 12

Trek from Namche to Lukla

The trail steeply goes down through Rhododendron and Pine forest to Jorasalle it will take about two hour and another 5 hour walk to Lukla via Monju, banker, Phakding, Ghats Khola, Chaurikharka, Chheplung and arrival in Lukla and overnight at Guest house.

Day 13

Morning flight back to Kathmandu

On your flight back to Kathmandu as you leave Lukla, you can enjoy some last-minute glimpses of the mountains you just recently visited. Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, our office representative will transfer you to your hotel from the airport. Evening Farewell dinner will be organized by Everest Buddha Treks team. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 14

Departure day

After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities. Everest Buddha Treks P. Ltd. representative will drop you to Tribhuwan International Airport for onward journey or if you have time to stay in Nepal, we will arrange any other trip such as pilgrimage tour, safari tour , white water rafting, adventures etc.

Cost Details:

Group Size:

Cost Per Person

Offer Price


$ 1199

N / A

What's Included:

  • Airport Pick Up / Drop service
  • Air & ground transportation service
  • Star Hotel accommodation service
  • Tea house accommodation during trek
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trek
  • Sightseeing Kathmandu by Licensed English speaking Tour guide
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • An experienced, english-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers= 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare and food and accommodation
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Office service charge

What's Excluded:

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance Personal expenses and gear
  • Personal expenses and gear
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return than sceeduled itinerary
  • Tips for guide, Driver and staff
  • Others not mentioned in "What's Included"

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How to obtain visa to travel to Nepal?

You can obtain “VISA” to Nepal through embassy or other diplomatic mission to your country. You can also obtain visa at entry points to Nepal or at the airport in the immigration for merely $40. The extension of visa requires an additional payment of $30. Do not forget to carry some passport size photos with you.

I want to go on a trek. What is the best time and place for it?

Everything you want to do is time and cost specific. Besides, your experience in trekking will also matter. There is wide range of options in Nepal if you want to explore. If you arrive in proper season, that is, between September to November (Autumn Season) and March to May (Spring Season), you might just experience something that you will be able to cherish for the lifetime. The shortest of trek can be Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Langtang Helambu Trek or the Annapurna Circuit. The Everest trek and the full Annapurna sanctuary Trek can be ideal if you have a little more time. Finally, if you are looking for something that’s longer and more challenging, you’re looking at Kanchanjunga or Makalu area Trek.

What are the best trekking routes?

Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Basecamp, Everest Basecamp, Dhaulagiri Circuit, Manaslu Circuit and Kanchanjunga are the most popular trekking routes in Nepal.

Should I trek with an agency or should I trek alone?

Trekking alone can be a good experience if you are familiar with the terrain and have quite a few experiences in the area. Nobody can drag you down, and you can move at your own pace savoring the pleasant sceneries around to you. However, if it is your first experience or so, you might want to travel in group or with an agency. Should situations like medical emergencies, isolation due to disasters, etc. occur, having a group can be a matter of relief. If you have no group and you’re all by yourselves, you can hire a porter or a guide.

Is communication to our home country possible while on a trek or climb?

Nepal’s communication facilities are getting day by day, and most portions of trekking routes have mobile phone coverage. In case of a climb, VHF or satellite phones are available at the base camp. In both cases, weather can play an important role in communication.

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