• Duration 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Price from $1139 / person
  • Difficulty Level Medium Hard
  • Max Altitude 5357 Meter

Trip Overview

Gokyo Lake Trek begins from Lukla after taking an exciting mountain flight to Lukla. We will follow the classic Everest Base Camp Route from Lukla via the beautiful Sherpa villages of Phakding, Monju, and Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we still follow the main trail until Sanasa and the trail to Gokyo Valley follows Dudh Koshi River to its source, Ngozumpa Glacier towards the beautiful hamlet of Gokyo Valley with lakes. Ngojumpa is the longest glacier in Nepal Himalaya; you will have an amazing view of it from Gokyo Ri also known as Gokyo trekking Peak.

Gokyo Ri is a trekking peak in the Khumbu region situated above Gokyo Valley on the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier. Normally it takes about 2 hours to hike up from Gokyo Lake depending on your fitness and stamina you have. From Gokyo Ri, it is possible to see four 8,000-metre peaks: Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8516m), and Cho Oyo (8201m) with many other small snow-capped peaks. We will have a chance to see and enjoy Turquoise enticing blue high-altitude lakes around Gokyo Valley in the area which are considered to be holy.

The Gokyo Lake trek, also known as Gokyo Valley or Gokyo Ri Trek is a fairly popular trekking trail. The route itself ends at Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake fifth and trekkers typically turn around at this point and retrace their steps back to the trailhead. There are two alternative trekking routes that begin near the southern tip of Ngozumpa Glacier. This alternative route leads east over the Cho La; a pass at 5,420 m (17,782 ft) to meet with the main Everest Base Camp trek route. Many people combine the Gokyo Lake trek with Everest Base Camp

There are many optional excursions to extend the exploration and high-altitude walking, you could add the days by including the crossing of Renjo La Pass, a 5417m (17,782ft) high pass that goes to Thame Village and then Namche Bazaar and trekking through Chola Pass (5420m) on the east links you to Everest Base Camp Trek route.

Highlights

  • Terrifically excellent Mountain View from Gokyo Ri (5357m) 
  • Four of eight, eight-thousanders including Mt Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8510m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Cho yu (8153m).
  • Pumori, Amadablam and several other peaks.
  • Unobstructed view of Sunrise and sunset from the top.
  • Turquoise Mountain Gokyo Lakes, Peaceful tranquil Gokyo Valley with Nepal's longest glacier view of Ngojumpa.  

Itinerary

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Gokyo Lake Trek itinerary

Early morning drive 132 km drive to Manthali followed by a flight to Lukla and trek 3 hours to Phakding; a mountain mountain town nestled beside Dush Koshi River. 

Hiking distance: 3 to 4 hours (Approximately 6 kilometers / 3.7 miles)

  • Phakding
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2651m
  • Phakding

Hiking distance: 6 to 7 hours (Approximately 12 kilometers / 7.5 miles) 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3440m
  • Namche

Rest day at Namche to re-energize your body and get acclimatized. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3440m
  • Namche

Hiking distance: 4 to 5 hours (Approximately 9 kilometers / 5.2 miles) 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3700m
  • Forste Tenga

Hiking distance: 5 to 6 hours (Approximately 7 kilometers / 4.3 miles) 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 4400m
  • Macchermo

Hiking distance: 5 to 6 hours (Approximately 8 kilometres / 5 miles) 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 4700m
  • Gokyo

Hiking distance: about 6 hours (Approximately 9 kilometers / 5.2 miles) 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 4300m
  • Luza

Hiking distance: 6 hours (Approximately 14 kilometers / 8.69 miles) 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 3440m
  • Namche Bazaar

Hiking distance: 7 to 8 hours (Approximately 13.5 kilometers / 8.4 miles) 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 2800m
  • Lukla

Morning flight from Lukla to Ramechhap, drive back to Kathmandu. 

  • Breakfast
  • Not included
  • 1300M
  • Kathmandu
Customized Trip

What's Included

  • One registered experienced friendly and helpful local Sherpa guide. 
  • One shared porter between two trekkers. 
  • Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, and 9 Dinners during the trekking.
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek on a sharing basis.
  • Lukla round flight tickets from Manthali and airport taxes.
  • Kathmandu - Manthali by car/van and local bus transfer to Kathmandu after trek
  • Round flight ticket for your guide.
  • All necessary trekking permits for Gokyo Lake Trekking in Everest. 
  • Documentation charge and all government taxes.
  • Guide and porter hiring fees and all their expenses.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porter.

What's Excluded

  • Transfers, accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Guided tour and monuments entrance fee in Kathmandu.
  • Bar and beverage drinks such as coke, mineral water, beer, wine etc.
  • Hot shower, phone calls and internet and laundry etc.
  • Personal travel insurance and trekking gears.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Tips for guide and porter.

Availabilities

We are Kathmandu based local trekking agency so we guarranty your small private group departure any date that suits your time.  
Start Date End Date Status Note Price  
September 07, 2024 September 16, 2024 Available US$1139
September 14, 2024 September 23, 2024 Available US$1139
September 21, 2024 September 30, 2024 Available US$1139
September 28, 2024 October 07, 2024 Available US$1139

Useful Information

Nepal trek to Everest Base Camp itinerary can be custom-made as per your requirements. The trip cost will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provides us your details for customized tour package. For your information Lukla flight is notorious for being delay problem  to and from Kathmandu by few hours or canceled for a day or more rarely, it may happen even in top trekking season also as you know how climate changes effecting our world. So, please allow a couple of spare night/s in Kathmandu following your trek if possible. 

FAQs

The Gokyo lake trek is medium hard in term of difficulty. A good shape and stamina to endure for 5 to 7 hours walk is essential for the Gokyo Lake trek except the acclimation days at Namche. The rugged trails, steep terrains, and trek in high altitude prove to be more burdensome but hard effort is paid off with really a great view and amazing adventure.

Our standard itinerary is 10 days including fly in and fly out of Lukla. And the walking distance from Lukla to Gokyo Lake is 45 KM. The journey starts from Kathmandu by driving to Manthali followed a scenic mountain flight to Lukla; from the we commence the walk. This Gokyo Lake Trek and its Peak is an exceptional alternative to the typical trekking camps of Everest Base Camp.

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