Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Trip Overview

The Gokyo Valley is perhaps the most spectacular of the valleys in the Everest region and while the trail to Everest Base Camp gets close to the world’s highest mountain there are those who suggest the view from Gokyo Peak offers the best panoramic view in the region. The trail to Gokyo has a network of small lodges which have recently seen big improvements in food and accommodation facilities.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu.

On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be met our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding

We get ready for our early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It is the starting point of our trekking activity from where we will be making our way following the river banks of Dudh koshi river, beautiful surroundings, forest to Phakding. We will be staying at lodge for overnight stay.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446 m)

We trek through beautiful forests following the trails of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek crossing the river on suspension bridges leaving behind Monjo. Our permits will be checked at entrance of Sagarmatha National Park and hike all the way following the riverbanks of Dudhkoshi river. We will have a quick rest at Jorsale. We soon reach Namche Bazar. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 04: Acclimatization day – Namche Bazar. Excursion to Namche Bazaar and Syangboche.

A rest day full of fun and activities like exploring the Sherpa village of Namche Bazar. We enjoy an excursion to Khumjung and visit many popular local attractions with awesome Himalayan views.

Day 05: Trek from Namche bazaar to Dole (4200 m)

It will be a gradually descent as we head towards beautiful small settlements, crossing a slope towards river stream. Then, we again climb up towards Dole, trek through beautiful rhododendron forests with striking waterfalls and finally arrive at Dole.

Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machchhermo (4470 m).

While trekking from Dole to Machhermo, we get plenty of opportunity to witness the insightful culture of Tibetan Buddhism. We pass over Luza village, witness prayer flags, prayer wheels and chortens along the way and mostly walk alongside Dudhkosi river trails.

Day 07: Trek from Machchhermo to Gokyo (4790m).

We start our day and continue our trek by ascending along ridge from the top of which offers spectacular panoramic views of snow capped mountains. Then, we will be trekking downhill towards the river stream before making our way up to Ngozumpa Glacier. As we cross over the bridge, we will witness the Longpongo lake followed by  Taboche Tso  and finally Dudh Pokhari. In the way, we enter the mesmerizing Gokyo valley at heart of world’s highest peaks.

Day 08: Excursion around Gokyo Lake climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m).

A day for acclimatization day as we make our way towards the fifth Gokyo lake and even ascend at the top of Gokyo ri that offers probably the best views of four snow capped Himalayan giant peaks above 8000m(Cho-Oyu,  Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu) along with other neighboring peaks. We will also see the crystal clear turquoise Gokyo lakes from top of Ngozumba gladier.

Day 09: Trek from Gokyo to Dole (4200 m).

We now enjoy gradual downhill trekking alongside the river streams emerging from Ngojumpa glacier. We leave behind the spectacular Gokyo village behind and slowly trace our steps alongside beautiful forests with quite a few ascents and descents.

Day 10: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

While returning from Dole to Namche, we can enjoy many flora, fauna and  beautiful surroundings filled with beautiful rhododendron forests, waterfalls. We stay overnight at Namche Bazar.

Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla,

Our final trekking day on Everest Gokyo Lake Trek will leads us form Namche Bazar to Phakding and finally towards Lukla. We trek gradually downwards on the same trail. Upon arrival at Lukla ,we stay overnight at lodge there.

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu and sightseeing

We fly from Lukla to Kathmandu in a scenic mountain flight. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, relax at hotel or stroll around Kathmandu for souvenir, shopping and so on.

Day 13: Final departure.

You will be dropped off at the airport.

Equipment List

You can bring your personal clothing if you already have them with you,if not it’s worth buying all below mentioned clothing and equipments here in Kathmandu in good rates and your guide will help you with it.You will have plenty of time before the trek to buy stuffs in Kathmandu(thamel).


  • Fleece beanie
  • sun glasses
  • Chapstick / Sunscreen
  • Face mask or Scarf
  • Hand towel
  • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
  • Cold weather down jacket below waist
  • Fleece jacket and trouser
  • Trekking trouser
  • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
  • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
  • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
  • Socks and under wears
  • Trekking boot
  • Snow Gaiter (optional)
  • Runners / Snickers for camps
  • Head torch
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
  • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
  •  Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
  •  Day pack  Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:16 Days
  • Trip Grading: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 5483 meters
  • Best Time: Mid Feb to May and Oct to mid Decr.
  • Trip Mode: Lodge & Tent Camp Trek
  • Group Size: Min. 2 / Max.12 + Above

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