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Gokyo Lake Trek - 11 Days

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  • Duration 11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Gokyo
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5350m
  • Trip Type Tea House Trek
  • Transport By Private Vehicle, By Air
  • Accommodation Tea House


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  • No Credit Card Fees on Booking Amount
  • Instant and Secured Online Booking System
  • Full Packages Trip with 3 Times Meal Plan at Best Guaranteed Price
  • You will lose at least 5-8 lbs
  • A single trek will give you awesome experience of lakes, mountains and white glaciers.
  • You view at least four mountains of more than 8,000 meters, two above 7,000 and three above 6,000 meters height.
  • Everest Gokyo Village is one of the world’s well settled villages in high altitudes.
  • Experience Sherpa culture, tradition and their life style.

Gokyo lake trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. It offers stunning views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks, as well as the chance to experience the unique culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people.

The trek begins in Lukla, a small town in the Khumbu region of Nepal. From Lukla, you will hike through a series of stunning valleys and mountain passes, eventually reaching the Gokyo lakes. The Gokyo lakes are a group of six glacial lakes located at an altitude of over 4,000 meters. From the lakes, you can enjoy panoramic views of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu.

The Gokyo lake trek is a challenging but rewarding trek. It is a great way to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and the culture of Nepal. If you are looking for an unforgettable trekking experience, the Gokyo lake trek is the perfect choice for you.

Gokyo Lake Trek 11 Days Itinerary: An Immersive Journey Through the Himalayas

The Gokyo Lake Trek 11-day Itinerary trek takes you through some of the most stunning scenery in the Himalayas, including the Gokyo Lakes, which are some of the highest freshwater lakes in the world.

The trek begins in Lukla, a small town in the Khumbu region of Nepal. From Lukla, you will hike to Namche Bazaar, which is the gateway to the Everest region. Namche Bazaar is a great place to acclimatize to the high altitude before continuing the Everest base camp trek.

After Namche Bazaar, you will hike to Gokyo, a small village at the foot of Cho Oyu, the world's sixth highest mountain. From Gokyo, you can hike to the Gokyo lakes, which offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu.

The Gokyo lake trek is a challenging trek, but it is also an incredibly rewarding one. The scenery is simply breathtaking, and the sense of accomplishment you will feel when you reach the Gokyo lakes is unparalleled.

Here are some of the benefits of trekking to Gokyo Lakes:

  • Stunning views of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks
  • Opportunity to experience the unique culture and hospitality of the Sherpa people
  • Challenge and satisfaction of reaching a high altitude
  • Sense of accomplishment and self-discovery
  • Memories that will last a lifetime

Trekking in the Everest region is awe-inspiring and the Gokyo lake trek in the region is full of excitement and thrill. Besides mountain peaks and narrow trekking trails, the view of Ngozumpa Glacier, the World's highest lake- Gokyo Lake, and Gokyo Ri is the major attraction of the Gokyo valley trek. Ask us for the Cost and Itinerary. It is the largest glacier in Nepal.

"Standing at the top of Gokyo Ri and soaking in the spectacular views, I again marvel at the scale of the landscape in this region. For example, at this altitude, I am higher than I have ever been in my life and higher than I will probably ever be again, but at the same time, I am over 3000 meters (nearly two miles) below the peak of Mt. Everest"–Mark Van Ryzin. 

While on a trek to Gokyo Valley, you will witness several mountains like-- Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8481m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Nuptse (7879m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), Mt. Kantega (6809m), and Kwangde (6194m). The trek begins from Lukla. It (Lukla) is 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu. The trail passes through several rivers and reaches Namche Bazar. Before reaching the final destination, Gokyo, you cross Khumjung Village and Phortse Tenga.

Khumjung Village and Phortse tenge

It is a village and VDC in  Solukhumbu district in the Sagarmatha zone in the Khumbu region of North-eastern Nepal inside Sagarmatha National Park at an elevation of 3,790 meters above sea level. According to the census report, the village had a population of 1809 people.

Phortse tenge is a village in Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha zone in the Khumbu region of North-eastern Nepal inside Sagarmatha National Park at an elevation of 3840 meters. It has the major inhabitant of the Sherpa people.

If you are thinking about trekking to Gokyo Lakes, here are some things to keep in mind:

  • The trek is challenging and requires a good level of fitness
  • The altitude can be high, so it is important to acclimatize properly
  • The weather can be unpredictable, so it is important to be prepared for all conditions
  • The cost of the trek can be high, but it is worth it for the experience

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding trekking experience, the Gokyo lake trek is the perfect choice for you. The stunning views, unique culture, and sense of accomplishment make it an unforgettable experience. If you are not satified with this itinerary, and want to plan you own tailor made trip contact us. 

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  • Duration3 Hours
  • Highest Altitude2610m
  • AccommodationTea House

It is a beautiful short flight. We fly parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibetan China. Upon arrival in Lukla, our guide will introduce you with porters. We will have small time to explore the village whilst the Sherpa crew sort and load equipment. Once ready, we start a short trek descending on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley contains beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat. After 3 hours we reach the village of Phakding.

    From Phakding we head towards valley on a busy trail. Normally, we hire porters/Sherpas from Solu district who carry necessary supplies to Namche. Sheprpa’s ‘Zopkio’ ( an animal that appears half like cow and half like yak) carry or transport climbing and trekking equipments on their back. 
    The trail goes along Dudh Kosi River through beautiful alpine scenery - fragrant blue pine and fir forest, glimpsing spectacular views of Kusum Kangru (6,369m) and Thanserku (6,608m) along the way. Crossing the Dudh Kosi again to the western bank at Jorsale, we make our way to the entrance to the Sagamartha (Everest) National Park. Continuing upstream along the banks to the meeting of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Koshi, it is here we begin our first sustained ascent to Namche Bazar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Walking at a slow pace, we will have opportunity for photographs as the peaks of Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,511m), Nuptse (7,879m), Arna Dablam (6,856m) and Taweche (6,542m) come into view for the first time. Climbing again, the path takes us through pine trees to reach the village of Namche Bazar where we will spend the night.

    • DurationA day
    • Highest Altitude3440
    • AccommodationTea house

    Today is an all important full day to rest and acclimatize. Namche is famous for its local market because each week Sherpas from the surrounding villages come to buy food and other essential commodities of daily use. They also socialize here. Any food not grown locally, such as rice, corn and some vegetables is brought from the lowland villages, which can be up to a 6-10 day walk from Namche Bazar. 
    Rising early, those who climb to the ridge above Namche will be rewarded with the stunning dawn and sunrise over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. In the afternoon you can walk along the Thami Valley, or visit the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture, mountaineering in the park, flora and fauna. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

    • Highest Altitude4038m
    • AccommodationTea House

    Today, our trekking begins early in the morning after taking breakfast. Walking through the forest is so pleasing and the views of mountains till Kenjompa make the trip so worthy. An uphill walk towards Mung Dada is full of excitement as you will get an opportunity to see Amadablam, Khangteka, Thamserku, Kurum Khangru and also Kongde and Kongde-Ri. We move ahead to reach Dole where will spend our night.

    • Highest Altitude4360m
    • AccommodationTea House

    From Dole the trail climbs to Lambara at 4220m and Luza at 4360m. The trail is steep in most places as it climbs through scrub junipers. There are kharkas whenever there is a flat spot and the slightest hint of water. People from Khumjung own all the kharkas on this side of valley. The trails continue to climb along the side of the valley, high above the river and crossing sandy spurs we reach Machherma.

    • Highest Altitude4750m
    • AccommodationTea House

    The trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge, the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangka at 4390m then descends to the river bank before beginning the climb on to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. It is a steep climb up the moraine, switch backing alongside the stream to the first small lake at 4650m, where a family of green Braminy ducks resides. We finally reach at our destination which is at the height of 4,750m from sea level—Gokyo.

    • Highest Altitude5483m
    • AccommodationTea House

    After breakfast, we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m) - the small peak above the lake. The view of Gokyo region from here is tremendous. It is a two hour climb to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Twachee. Those with more time and energy can make a trip up the valley to another lake marked with the name Ngozumpa on the maps or even beyond to a fifth lake. There are several small peaks in this region that offer vantage points for the surrounding peaks.

    • Highest Altitude4038m
    • AccommodationTea House

    Today, after breakfast, we descend down to Dole. We will trace the same track to get back to Dole where we will spend our night. It is thrill and excitement packed long walk.

    • Highest Altitude3440m
    • AccommodationTea House

    Today, we will gear up towards Namche Bazaar following the same route which led us to Dole from Namche. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

    • Duration5 Hours
    • Highest Altitude2860m
    • AccommodationTea House

    It takes around 5 hours to reach Lukla from namche on foot. It is a last day of Gokyo Valley Short Trek. Overnight in Lukla.

    • Duration40 Minutes
    • Highest Altitude1400m
    • AccommodationHotel

    Today, we will fly to Kathmandu from Lukla. And in the evening, Nepal Trek Adventure will organize a farewell dinner for you. You will enjoy and celebrate the mood. You will spend night in a hotel.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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    What's Included

    Domestic and International Airport Pickup and Drop-Off Services

    • International Arrival Pickup
    • Domestic Airport Drop-off Before Trek
    • Domestic Airport Pickup After the Trek
    • International Dropoff on your Final Departure Day

    Accommodations Services

    • 1 Night in Kathmandu Hotel (Twin Sharing, BB Plan)
    • 10 Nights in Local Tea Houses (Twin Sharing Basis)
    • If you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu (Apply the Addons option)

    Trekking Permits:

    • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
    • Sagarmatha National Park Permit (Everest Permit)
    • Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

    Domestic Flights

    • Kathmandu to Lukla flight ticket 
    • Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket

    In case of Lukla Flight Via Ramechhap

    • Kathmandu to Ramechhap drive by sharing transportation
    • Ramechhap to Lukla domestic flight ticket
    • Lukla to Ramechhap domestic flight ticket
    • Ramechhap to Kathmandu by sharing Jeep

    Food Services:

    • 11 Breakfast: Local and Continental Choice from Tea House Menu
    • 11 Lunch: Simple and Light Lunch in Tea Houses
    • 10 Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals from the local tea houses Menu
    • 1 Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at Best Restaurant
    • Breakfast during stay in Kathmandu 

    Guide/Porter Services:

    • English-speaking government-licensed guide (Minimum 10 Years Experience)
    • All Meals for the guide or porter
    • Insurances for Guide & Porter
    • Well-Paid Salary as Per Government Rates
    • Local Sherpa for Carrying Luggage (Up to 20 KGs Max)
    • First-Aid Kit Box Carried by Our Team
    • Trekking Porter Services (Available on Fixed Departure dates; 2 Guests Share 1 Porter)

    What's Excluded

    • Nepal visa fees upon arrival in Nepal
    • Tips and gratitude to the guides, drivers, porters, other staff, etc.
    • Extra-day expenses apart from the scheduled itinerary 
    • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, shopping, personal gear, hot shower, electronic battery recharges, and WiFi
    • All other expenses are not included in the cost includes list.
    • Travel Insurance: It must be covered for both medical and emergency evacuations with a minimum value of USD 100,000.

    Availability & Private Trip

    For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

    Select a Trip DateSmall Group Departure
    Start DateStart: MondayMay 20, 2024End DateEnd: ThursdayMay 30, 2024PricePriceUS $1299StatusStatusGuaranteed
    Start DateStart: SundayMay 26, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayJun 05, 2024PricePriceUS $1299StatusStatusGuaranteed

    Group size of Gokyo Lake Trek

    For the Gokyo Valley Trek, there will be one leader and a Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 10 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 10, NTA can arrange this too.

    Gokyo Lake Trek Accommodations

    While on trek, we will spend nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but with additional costs. But some places in Everest region do not allow single accommodations. If you want to upgrade the accommodation in this trip please write us while booking the trip or contact our team. 

    Gokyo Lake Trek Meals

    During our Gokyo lake trek, you will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks.

    Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.

    Gokyo Lake Trek Packing List

    This is just a suggested packing list for Gokyo Lake Trek, and you may need to adjust it based on your personal needs and preferences. Be sure to pack light, as you will be carrying your own gear on your back. And don't forget to pack your sense of adventure!


    • Down jacket
    • Warm trekking pants
    • Thermals
    • Hiking boots
    • Gloves
    • Hat
    • Socks
    • Shirts
    • Hiking pants
    • Rain jacket
    • Sun hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Buff
    • Underwear
    • Towel


    • Backpack
    • Sleeping bag
    • Trekking poles
    • Headlamp
    • Water bottle
    • Water filter
    • First-aid kit
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect repellent
    • Toilet paper
    • Tissues
    • Camera
    • Charger
    • Passport
    • Money
    • Insurance
    • Travel insurance
    • Snacks
    • Water


    • Passport photo
    • Trekking permit
    • Visa
    • Itinerary
    • Map
    • Compass
    • Notebook
    • Pen
    • Small flashlight
    • Whistle
    • Tissues
    • Toilet paper
    • Money belt
    • Lock
    • Laundry bag

    Here are some additional tips for packing for the Gokyo Lake Trek:

    • Pack layers so that you can adjust your clothing as needed for the changing weather conditions.
    • Pack a good pair of hiking boots that are broken in and comfortable.
    • Bring a headlamp or flashlight for hiking at night.
    • Pack plenty of water and snacks to stay hydrated and energized on the trail.
    • Be sure to pack your passport, visa, and other important documents.
    • Get a good night's sleep before you start your trek.
    • Take your time and enjoy the journey!

    Getting Visa for Nepal

    You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 days to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 days to three months. For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.

    What Our Clients Say
    • M
      MichaelUnited States,March 25, 2024

      Gokyo Lake Trek Experience

      Starting the journey to Gokyo wasn't just a physical challenge; it turned out to be a meaningful journey of self-discovery. Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the natural world, I had moments of introspection and realization that allowed me to comprehend myself and my place in the grand scheme of things. Choosing NTA for my trek was definitely the right decision, as they treated me like a VIP the entire time, making my tour incredibly enjoyable. I am thankful to NTA for the amazing Gokyo Lake Trek experience.

    • D
      DavidBrazil,March 11, 2024

      Wilderness Therapy during Gokyo Lake Trek

      The Gokyo Lake Trek provided a unique opportunity for wilderness therapy, offering a chance to refresh the mind and revitalize the spirit. I felt a profound sense of freedom and liberation that is unmatched by anything else while in the Himalayas' breathtaking beauty. It's a journey that guarantees not only thrilling adventures and excitement but also peaceful moments and breathtaking beauty that will linger in your memories long after the trip concludes. For a mind-blowing and unforgettable experience, I chose the NTA for my trek to the Himalayas, which was a good decision. I would like to recommend NTA for a professional journey


    Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

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    • Expert Guides
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      We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible itineraries and customizable tours to meet your specific needs and preferences.

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