• Gokyo Lake Trekking

Gokyo Lake Trekking


Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Guest house in trek/ Hotel in city
  •    Meals: Full board in trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 5357m
  •    Group size: 2 to 24 pax
  •    Best Season: Sep-Nov,Mar-May

Trip Information

Gokyo Lake Trekking

The sparkling and blue and green water of Gokyo lake is the most memorable trekking spot. This popular and amazing trekking starts from Lukla and ends At Gokyo RI also known as Gokyo peak (5365m) the most popular beautiful peak in the Everest region. Gokyo Lake (4750) m is the base of the Gokyo peak and one of the high settlement of the Khumbu region. From the top, of Gokyo, you can view Everest, Lhotse, Makaluand Cho-Oyu the 1st 4th 5th and 6thhighest mountain in the world.the view of Glacier Lake, The icefall of Cho-Oyu and the longest glacier make you the breathtaking experience. Gokyo trek is quieter in peak season also. There are many Gokyo lakes but the 3rd lake more popular. This valley surrounding by amazing hills and it is sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists. Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions offer you to do this trekking in high season September- December, and March to May. June- July cannot see the best view because of monsoon and January -February not a good view of the lake because of frozen. If you like to see the Everest Base camp you can choose Gokyo Chola pass trek.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1st: Arrival day in Kathmandu transfer to hotel (1350m/4429ft) {20 minutes drive}
Day 2nd: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1350m/4429ft).
Day 3rd: Fly to Lukla, 45 minutes. Then trek to Phakding {3hours walking}
Day 4th: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446 m) {6hours walking}
Day 5th: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar.  Excursion Namche Bazaar to Syangboche.
Day 6th: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200 m) {7hours walking}
Day 7th: Trek from Dole to Machchhermo (4470 m) {4hours walking
Day 8th: Trek from Machchhermo to Gokyo (4790m) {5hour walking}.
Day 9th: Excursion around Gokyo Lake climbs Gokyo Ri (5357 m).
Day 10th: Trek from Gokyo to Dole (4200 m)  {5 hours walking}.
Day 11th: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (3446m) {5hours walking}.
Day 12th: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, {5-7 hours walking}.
Day 13th: Fly back to Kathmandu. Souvenir and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 14th: Shopping, Final departure or extend your trip

Detail Itinerary

Detailed itinerary of Gokyo Lake Trekking

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 m/4264 ft)
Our office representative will pick us up after you land at the Tribhuwan International Airport. Afterward, you will be dropped off at our hotel where you can take a rest. In the evening, you will have a welcome dinner hosted by Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT Ltd. which will introduce you to Nepalese cuisine and Nepali cultural dance.
Included meals: Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation
Today your tour will be in UNESCO World Heritage Sites include Durbar Square, the biggest Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath Stupa) and another Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath Stupa or temple). These heritage sites hold cultural, religious, architectural and historical value for the Nepalese people.  Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft), trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3 - 4 hours
You and your guide staff leave for Lukla on an early morning flight. It will be an adventurous ride as the Hillary airport is a steep airstrip that is actually hanging off the side of a mountain.  After reaching Lukla, you meet the rest of our trekking staff and begin trekking to Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft.): 5 - 6 hours
The trail moves forward along the side of the Dudh Koshi River. During the trek, we cross several suspension bridges and pass several villages and Chortens. You can enjoy a good view of Mt. Thamserku from Benker and Toktok village. Your trekking permits will be checked at Monjo as we enter the Sagarmatha National Park. A decent and gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through a river and we reach the Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we climb up towards Namche Bazaar, the magnificent sights of Kwangde Peak, Kusum Kanguru peak, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains greet us. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day
In the high altitude trek, acclimatization is important for anyone to adjust to the gradual change in the environment. It will also help us with the prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).  Today we hike to Khumjung villages, enjoy the Himalayan vista from Syanboche or tour the street of Namche Bazaar. We can also visit the Tourist Visitor Center where we can see a variety of things related to the first Everest ascenders and Sherpa culture. This visit will also get us acquainted with various plant and animal life of the Everest region. Khumjung we can even visit a monastery that houses a yeti scalp! We also climb up to the airstrip above Syangboche and enjoy incredible views of Kongde, Thamserku and Khumbila mountains. Overnight at Namche.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Dole or Phortse tanga (3810 m/ 12,496 ft): 5 - 6 hours
We leave Namche Bazaar on a trail with a gradual up and down. On the way, you are likely to see Himalayan pheasants, musk deer, and Himalayan Thar. We then begin descending to Kyanjuma. From Sansa, we follow the Gokyo trails and from Mong, we get a glimpse of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Khumbila mountains. Our trail descends to Dudhkoshi Khola after which it is an uphill climb through rhododendron forests before reaching Phorse Thanga. You get good views of the Tawache and Cholaste mountains. Overnight in Phorsethanga.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Phorse Thanga to Machhermo-(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft.): 5 - 6 hours
When you crossing a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we are likely to come face to face with local wildlife like pheasants, mountain goats, and musk deer. Our trail passes through forests, waterfalls, and bridges before reaching Dole. You climb on a steady trail through a scenic ridge with views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku mountains. We ascend from Luza village and walk above the Dudh Koshi River. We continue walking through small villages and sandy trails before reaching Machhermo. We can visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital for a lecture regarding altitude sickness, its precaution, and primary treatment. Overnight at Machhermo.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Machharmo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 5 - 6 hours
We ascend on a hill and enjoy views of the Dudh Koshi valley and Kangtega, Thamserku and Cho-Oyu mountains. Beyond the ridge, the valley widens as the trail passes through a Chorten and reaches Phangga. We descend to the river bank before climbing up to the terminal of the Ngozamba Glacier on a steep trail. We pass through Longpongo, Taboche Tsho, and Dudh Pokhari before reaching Gokyo. On the trail next to the first lake, we see what is believed to be the footprints of a Lama (Buddhist priest). We explore Dudh Pokhari before calling it a night. Overnight in Gokyo Lake.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft) and hike to fifth lakes: 5 - 6 hours
Spend another day in Gokyo to acclimatize to the high altitude. If the weather is good, we climb Gokyo Ri today. From the top of Gokyo Ri, we admire the Himalayan range and the  Gokyo lakes. We also hike to the fourth and the fifth Gokyo lakes. The 4th lake is only about 3km north of Gokyo. It is marked by high cliffs and Himalayan peaks rising above it. We continue walking a little further and reach the 5th lake. A climb up a nearby hill will guarantee us the remarkable views of Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makulu. We can see a lot more from here - the spot is called Scoundrel's Viewpoint. From the northern part of the 5th lake, we see the Cho Oyu base camp and Ngazumpa Glacier which is the biggest glacier in the world. Overnight at Gokyo lake.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Gokyo to Dole: 3 - 4 hours
Start to 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, 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 village.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazaar: 4 - 5 hours
Descend on a steep trail to Phortse Thanga admiring rhododendrons, wildflowers and waterfalls. You also come across mountain goats, musk deer, pheasants, etc. From Mong, we can admire a good view of Khumbila peak. On our way to Namche, the view of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega mountains are ours to admire. After walking for a while, we reach an intersection where the trail from Sanasa meets our trail. We walk on a trail that clings to a forested slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. After reaching the Namche army camp hill, we look back to see Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche for one last time. About a kilometer from here in Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 8 hours
We descend on a rocky trail and cross several suspension bridges before walking on a leveled trail. The air is warmer as we walk on the same trail to reach Lukla. Our trek in the mountain ends after we reach Lukla. We spend our time reminiscing about our time spent on the mountain. Overnight in Lukla. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
Complete the trek and we will fly back to Kathmandu on the earliest possible flight. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off to rest. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner to enjoy with our trek leader and staff to mark the end of our trip to Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast Dinner

Day 14: Final departure
Our Company representative will pick us up from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Included meals: Breakfast

Cost Details

What is included?

  1. Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle including before and after the trek
  2. Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary
  3. Teahouse accommodation during the trek as per the itinerary
  4. Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with up to 3 cups of hot drinks) during the trek
  5. All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  6. Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu including for the guide) with all applicable taxes
  7. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) with meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  8. Strong, experienced, porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) with all meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  9. Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  10. All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIM
  11. Comprehensive first aid medical kit (carried by your trek leader
  12. Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant in Kathmandu (Optional)
  13. All government and local taxes, company service charges

What is not included?

  • Nepalese visa fee, International air tickets, travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation costs
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (also in the case of early returns or late departures than scheduled program)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Customer Reviews

What my friend say is true.

Sindre | Norway

Rating: 5

Chose Mission Himalaya for our Nepal trekking to Gokyo lake as my friend recommend this company. They were extremely helpful in organizing what my friend says is true. Arranged a very good hotel in trekking, all the staff were very accommodating. Our guide Chhanda was extremely helpful. Great experience, highly recommended guide and porter help.

Bring best mobile or camera for photos.

Reider | Canada

Rating: 5

The Gokyo trek was so fantastic. Our guide Dil was very knowledgeable about the mountain and trails with Khumbu culture. He was so friendly and made our trip very fun with jokes and special. He was able to regularly check our oxygen levels in the mountains and give good suggestions for foods to eat to keep our bodies working well throughout the trek like soup and drinks and foods. The views were unbelievable. Bring the best camera or mobile for Future photos.



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