About Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake Trekking trails eventually leads you to the famous point of Gokyo Ri (Gokyo Peak) from where you can have a awe-inspiring view of hundreds of pleasing scenery.

Gokyo Lake Trek is less crowded, Scenic, slightly easier alternative route to Everest Base Camp trek and It offers magnificent view of the mountain peaks and the , the largest glacier in the Nepal Himalayas (Ngozumpa Glacier). It includes most popular mountains views of the northwest face of Mt. Everest (8848m), set amongst other giants like Mt. Cho-Oyo (8201m), Mt. Lhotse (8501m), Mt. Makalu (8463m) etc. which are clearly visible in a panorama from Gokyo Ri (5483m) above Gokyo Lake.

This short trekking route is designe for those who have a limited time to discover the most famous beauties of  Khumbhu region. Set amongst breath-taking high mountain scenery, the route leads through the Sherpa community. Gokyo Lake Trek can be done in two different routes that is Renjo Pass trek or an alternative itinerary with out high pass. Trekking mountain trails to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements, we reach the Gokyo lakes.

After a 35min short Mountain flight to Lukla, follow the Everest Base Camp trail for two days to Namche Bazaar, a rest and acclimatization day. Walk to the friendly Sherpa village of Khumjung to explore their lifestyle, culture and beliefs. After 3 days of trek from sherpa village will lead you to Gokyo Valley. The Gokyo Peak (5480m) ascent is the one of the highlights of this circuit. We stay here to savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Makalu, Cho Oyo (8153m) and Lhotse (8511m), to name but a few. But on the other hand , the Renjo Pass route is off the usual beaten track. At the pass, a great view of the Gokyo lakes on one side, the RermoPokhari lakes on the other side, and a myriad of snowy peaks in the background provides this incredible atmosphere. The alternative route is much easier. From Gokyo, the trail descends along the opposite bank of the Dudh Kosi.

Difficulties of Gokyo Lake Trek

It is a physically challenging task to ascend Gokyo Ri. Trekking in Everest region is awe-inspiring and Gokyo lake trek in the region is full of excitement and thrill. Besides mountain peaks and narrow trekking trail, the view of Ngozumpa Glacier, World's highest lake- Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri is the major attraction of Gokyo valley trek. We hike to Gokyo Ri to see the spectacular views.

Best Time to trek Gokyo Lake Trek

The best time duration for Gokyo Lake trek is Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November) when the climate is warm and sunny. for more details visit Best time to Travel 

Food and accommodation during Gokyo Lake Trek

Regarding the foods, all kinds of meals will be provided to you on time during the trek. The major and somehow best foods provided are toast or chapati, eggs, potatoes, porridge, fried Mars Bars, and tea or coffee for breakfast; and rice, lentil soup, curried potatoes with vegetables, greens and papad for lunch. Light foods will be provided for dinner which will help maintain the balance of food and will not affect the health condition. The western meals like a burger, pizza, and oily foods, tobacco and alcohols should be avoided as far as possible. Accommodation will be on twin sharing local moutnain lodage. Bathroom is ourtside.

Permits and regulations  of Gokyo Valley Trek

For Everest Three Pass Trek, you will need TIMS permit and a Sagarmatha National Park permit. If you are going via trekking companies, those permits will be arranged by those companies. But if you are planning to go on your own, you will need to take your TIMS permit from Kathmandu, and a Sagarmatha National park permits from Monjo. Monjo is a village checkpoint that you will pass on the first day of your trek.

Highlights of Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Scenic flight to Lukla the gateway to any trek to Everest Region 
  • Experience Sherpa Culture and tradition
  • Tibetan Buddhism and practice, high suspension hanging bridges
  • Breathtaking view of Mount Everest and Himalayan wide range 
  • Comfortable Accommodation and hygiene meals everyday during the trekking 

Outline Itinerary

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  • Day 01: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft) – Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft): 35 min flight, 8km, 3-4 hrs trek
  • Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft): 10km, 6-7 hrs
  • Day 03: Namche Bazaar -Acclimatization and exploration day.
  • Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,110m/13,152ft): 11km, 5-6 hrs
  • Day 05: Trek to Machhermo (4,470m/14,663ft):9km, 4-5 hrs
  • Day 06: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800m/15,744ft): 7km, 3-4 hrs
  • Day 07: Acclimatisation and exploration of the Gokyo Valley
  • Day 08: Trek from Gokyo to Phortse (3,810m/12,500 ft): 5km, 5-6 hrs
  • Day 09: Trek back to Monjo (2,835m /8,500ft): 12km, 4-5 hrs
  • Day 10: Trek back from Manjo to Lukla (2,780m/9,175ft): 12km, 5-6 hrs
  • Day 11: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 35 min flight
  • Day 12: Final departure or join another Tour / Trek
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst on trekking ( Local hygienic food )
  • Local guest house accommodations in trekking on twin sharing (bathroom outside)
  • Applicable trekking fees (National park permit and TIMS).
  • Trekking leader English speaking
  • Porters (one porter between two persons is provided to carry the clients personal effects)
  • Domestic flight to and from Lukla including guide.
  • Duffle bags for porters are provided
  • Insurance for the trekking staff. (insurance as per state law)
  • All the government tax and our (Mount Trails) service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.
  • Our service charges.
  • International flights and Visa.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Extra accommodation, meal and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Trekking Plus
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required such as personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments entrance fees, postage, laundry, battery charge, video, camera, phone, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities (crew frequently receives some recognition for good service)
  • Your travel insurance (for travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss of life, theft of or damage to personal effects).
  • All other services not included in the "cost includes" section above.

Useful Information

Important to note, please visit our Equipments check list. Altitude Mountain Sickness section for additional details of what you need to bring on trek as well as prevent about AMS. Trekking Plus top priority is the safety and security of our customers and staff during all of our trips.

Our top priority is the Safety and Security of our customers and staffs during all of our trips. Trekking Plus field crews bring normal first aid kits on all of our tours, which is readily available for both customers and staff but we will recommend you to bring first aid kits yourself from your country because Nepalese medicine some time does not work properly. We are constantly in communication with our field office and monitor all aspects of government and weather issues that might affect your trip. Also, we are always available 24 hours emergency contact.

Drinking water

We will get mineral and boiled water along the trekking routes which is also an additional cost. We discourage not to buy Mineral bottle water but use boiled water from the local lodges and put water purify tablets. Plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem in mountains.

What to take

Trekking Plus offers you a Trekking maps as a complementary and Company T-shirt.Trekking Plus would suggest you to pack as lightly as possible when you are on mountain. We provide one porter between two trekkers to carry your trekking gears. You will be carried your valuable things in a day pack by your own and your other bags will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag which we provided. Porter carries about 25 KG from 2 trekkers. You can store you’re your luggage which you are not going to use it on trek can leave in Kathmandu Hotel which is free of cost. Please visit our FAQS for more details. 

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