Gokyo Lake Trek

Trip CostUS$ 1100 (Per Person)
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Best Month:March - June & Sept - December
  • Group Size:01- 15People In Group
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Everest Gokyo lake trek is slightly easier, less crowded and a beautiful trekking destination in Khumbu valley, this trekking is an alternative route to Everest Base Camp trek. Everest Gokyo Lake treks offer the spectacular mountains view including world highest peak mt. Everest, typical Sherpa culture, picturesque Gokyo Valley, the tradition of Sherpa community, ancient monasteries, landscape and flora fauna.

The Everest Gokyo trail leads us through the charming Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche, Dole, Gokyo with dramatic views of the northwest face of Everest, set amongst other giant peaks of Everest range along with the largest and deepest glaciers in the world the Ngozumpa glaciers and Khumbu glacier. Another interesting highlight of this trek is beautiful ice lake which is well known as Gokyo Lake located at 4757m.

While trekking in this beautiful area we have a golden opportunity to generate the experience of the beautiful place of Khumbu valley, Sherpa community, and beauty of nature, considering Gokyo valley trek is one of the best trekking destinations in the world, where, every year tourists visit over the twenty thousand. As we making an exciting ascent to Gokyo -Ri ( 5,357m) then we can catch 360* spectacular view of Himalayas range from here like Everest (8848m), Makalu (8,481m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho-yu (8201m) and many surrounded peaks. Than trail descent continually downwards Machhermo, Namche,  Manjo,  Lukla and take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Trekking to Gokyo Valley region is considered as moderate and requires as good physical fitness level.

Gokyo Lake trek itinerary can be designed by our professional team of Alpine Ramble considering as the best trip itinerary for our clients according to your time and budget. Alpine Ramble teams will commit that to ensure your safety, security and satisfy during the trekking in Nepal Himalaya with us. Please feel free to share your interest with your local adventure partner.

Trip Highlights of Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Exciting mountain flight to Lukla and Kathmandu
  • Sherpa land and culture
  • Peaceful  Gokyo lake and mountain views
  • Shot Hiking to Gokyo- Ri (5483m/17984ft)
  • Stunning mountain views of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyou etc.
  • Reach highest airport in the world
  • Visit sir. Adman Hillary's fundation at Khumjung and Khunde

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
  • Day 03: Fly Kathmandu/Lukla (2610m) and 3hrs trek to Phakding (2810m).
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche 3,450m/11,315ft- 6hrs.
  • Day 05: Rest and acclimatization.
  • Day 06: Trek to Dole 4200m/13755ft- 4hrs walk.
  • Day 07: Trek to Machhermo 4470m/14660ft- 4hrs walk.
  • Day 08: Trek to Gokyo 4790m/15710ft- 4/5 hrs.
  • Day 09: Summit of Gokyo Peak 5360m/17580ft- trek to Machermo 5/6hrs walk.
  • Day 10: Machermo to Namche 3,450/11,315 ft 6hrs.
  • Day 11: Namche to Lukla 2,850m/9,350ft- 6hrs.
  • Day 12: Fly Lukla/Kathmandu 35minutes.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received by our official representative then transfer to hotel, overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing. Today is a day to explore the beautiful Kathmandu valley. Our tour guide will take into the Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Where you will visit: Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar-square, Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 03:Fly Kathmandu/Lukla (2610m) and 3hrs trek to Phakding (2810m). We have a scenic flight to Lukla about 35minute. We are now in the land of Sherpa; we meet and introduce our crew who will carry your luggage's entire your trek. The trail goes continue along the Dudh Koshi River, passing through the Sherpa villages of Chhupulung, Ghat and then reaches at Phakding. The trail offers some majestic and alluring views mountains and beautiful landscapes where you will see Tibetan words carved in rocks and multi-color Buddhist flags are hanging around the mani walls it makes trek more exciting, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche 3,450m/11,315ft- 6hrs.Today we head off from Phakding than after the scenic trail will continue along Dudhkoshi River, we are ascending through rhododendron, giant fir, Himalayan pine and cedar forest viewing first beautiful mountain of Kusum kangaroo and Thamserku. The trail is blooming. We cross the high suspension bridges and than we are while climbing through the dense forest than pass the view point where we can see first Mt. Everest view. As you arrive Namche Bazaar a town with set in an arena with seeing beautiful mountains surrounding the town. In afternoon go to the market area will be lively scene to explore, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 05:Rest and acclimatization.Today we will ascent into the thin air towards twin villages Khumjung and Khunde, this day will be most charming Sherpa villages in Khumbu region. Once you reach at Everest View Lodge this Lodge built by Japanese people, you will be able to see the majestic landscape and it will be more appreciate the spectacular view of Himalayas including two mountains above eight thousand meters high Mt.Evereat, Lotse and othersTaubuche, Cholatse, Thamserkuk, Kwangde, Khandeka and the gorgeous Ama Dablam. Then we will continue descend to Khumjung and we get good chance to visit the Hillary school in Khumjung, and 500 years old a monastery where "Yeti skull" has put since 1995. While we are descending to Namche after visiting these places here, we see the big yak farm on the way down to Namche, In Namche we will visit the Sherpa Museum and traditional custom of Sherpa as well as mountain photo gallery, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 06:Trek to Dole 4200m/13755ft- 4hrs walk. After having rest day at Namche bazzar our easy ascent to Dole provides us an excellent views on the a way, walking through the Sherpa villages seeing awesome mountains and encounter the wild flora and fauna, Danfe – the national bird of Nepal, Himalaya's Tahr, Deer, Imepeyan to Kyanjunhgma. Turning left, we ascend to Mong La with views of Tyangboche monastery and Mt. Ama Dablam. We descending through the pine and giant fir forest we arrive at Phorte and climbing up takes you to Dole, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 07:Trek to Machhermo 4470m/14660ft- 4hrs walk. Heading up from Dole the trail continue gradually up infertile landscape and Yak grazed land passing through the tea shop and guesthouse on the way, where we get a spectacular views above 8000 meters high above sea level of Mt. Cho Oyu8200m/26895ft and numerous of other snow-capped mountains surrounding us. We walk along the Dudh Kosi River for while and the trail brings you to Machhermo. This town is small and peaceful with amazing scenery, where is 6 seasonal lodge and one Hospital for traveler's, you can get free information about acute mountain sickness, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 08:Trek to Gokyo 4790m/15710ft- 4/5 hrs. The trails will continue through the Sherpa villages and short climb up to the ridge, then the path goes on level for short climbing up stone-stair along the river to terminate of Nagzumba glacier moraine. Here we climb this, as we crossing the bridge then we will see the first lake in Everest Region, walking through trail, after few minutes’ walk we will another beautiful second lake for us. Then finally reach are here at Gokyo lake which is located at 4750 meters above sea level. This lake is third lake called Gokyo Lake, largest and beautiful lake among other lakes. The settlement is next to lake after lunch we walk around the Gokyo, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 09:Summit of Gokyo Peak 5360m/17580ft- trek to Machermo 5/6hrs walk.Today is our exciting day of our whole trek. We start our trek in early morning passing the streams then climb steep up 2 hrs to reach up to summit of Gokyo Peak. This is a strenuous and amazing climb. While climbing up on ridge the trail provides superb excellent views of Himalayas and largest Nagzumba glacier which is largest Glacier in the world, From this top we can see an incredible sunrise view over the Majestic Khumbu Himalaya's including 4 of the 8000m, such as giant Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse and numerous other peaks with enormous Gokyo valley. We take photographs than we retrace to Gokyo. Have breakfast then retracing to Dole, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 10:Machermo to Namche 3,450/11,315 ft 6hrs. Our trail leads descending passes through the beautiful Sherpa villages again and we get bank in to Dudkosi River then after crossing the river trail goes in the forest via Diuboche after that climbing up to Tangboche. Then descending through the rhododendron forest cross the river continue walk up to Kanjuma then easy walk with great views of Ama Dable to Namche Bazaar, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 11:Namche to Lukla 2,850m/9,350ft- 6hrs. We go through Namche village then descend in forest to Jorssale. The trek continues goes along the Dudh Koshi River, passing the small village on the way then to the small mountain airstrip at lukla.Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 12:Fly Lukla/Kathmandu 35minutes.Today we have scenic flight back to Kathmandu, Upon arrival at Kathmandu. And drive to hotel. Then take a rest or shopping for family and friends. We have a fare-well dinner at Thamel, overnight at hotel.

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop by car.
  •  Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in Himalaya.
  • A highly experiences and knowledgeable English speaking guide and 1porter for 2 trekkers to help the backpack.
  •  All Food, Accommodation, Insurance and transportation for porter and guide.
  • Sagarmatha national park permit.
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • 2 Nights tourist 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis including breakfast and bed (BB)
  • Trekking equipment such as Sleeping bag, down jacket etc. on return basic
  •  Exclusives First aids box.
  •  Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
  •  Assistant guide group size more than 4 people in a group.
  •  Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu both way flight ticket
  •  Farewell Dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  •  Porter service, 1 for 2 trekkers
  • All the government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter

Departure Details

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
01 May, 2018 12 May, 2018 US $1100 Guaranteed
11 May, 2018 22 May, 2018 US $1100 Guaranteed
23 May, 2018 03 June, 2018 US $1100 Guaranteed
31 May, 2018 11 June, 2018 US $1100 Guaranteed

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Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all the Clients undertaking any activities. It will be provided adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, and any kind of illness will be cover in the insurance package. Alpine Ramble strongly recommends you to buy an insurance package through a reliable insurance company in your city or country.

Health and Fitness requirement

Everest Gokyo Lake trek is a moderate trekking destination for every trekker who loves to enjoy and explore the beautiful landscape on this planet. This trek basically starts from low land to high land as you are hiking in these areas than you have to fit yourself. We mainly concern your physical fitness to complete the journey.  The everyday trek prefers 4/5 hours in daylight. As you hiking up to the high altitude than you have to prepared by physically and mentality to be succeeding the trip, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to steps with your wealth health. Our first priority is safety for your entire trip. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek which could greatly help you, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climb stair-case, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc.

Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying in best hotel basically on 3 stars, in twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking  is simple and comfortable beds room with sharing two persons sometime  if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, Every trekking routes have fixed menu and hotel system by local management community at in an area

Passport and Visa

Every client must have a veiled passport from return date with at 6-month prior validity in Nepalese consulate in your country or immigration office Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu.

Meals and Drinking Water

In popular trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, and Manaslu have the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals you can see on the Menu, you could pick up any kinds of the meal as you like to eat from the Menu. But some places provide you typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates; a variety of pieces of bread, variety of drinks, and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy there. If you buy water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify by yourself this will be cheaper and controlled by plastic pollution as well.

Trekking Equipment

What you should carry before your departure on your trip.
a. Daypack up to 40 liters, Down Jacket, Seasons sleeping bag
b. Sun head or Gulf cap, Sunglasses, Headlamp or torchlight
c. Ear-muffs, Sun Lotions /Sun cream.
d. 1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.
e. 2Cotton t-shirts, 1Synthetic t-shirt. 
f. 2Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. 
g. Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures. 
h. 1Soft shell jacket water & wind resist. 
i. 1Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring. 
g. Inner cloths as you need

Lower Body-Legs. 
a. 1Pair nylon hiking short paints, 1Pair cotton paints.
b. 1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

a. 2Pair of loner socks, synthetic, 1Pairs woolen socks wearing on an evening and 1Pair light sports shoe.

b. Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea. 
c. Diamox for altitude sickness. The guide will help you to take it.
d. 1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, bands, Anti-infection ointments, etc. First Aid Kits. 
e. Alpine Ramble will provide you more medical for the trip.


The Everest base camp treks embrace the entire Everest region. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. This area provides you blooming spectacular view the trails along the lower valleys usually weave through fields. And reaching the upper valley seeing wild animals and excellent Mountain View,

Best Season

Best season is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best time for this trip. The weather will be sunny and warm with outstanding scenery view. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during in winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best options.

Hotels in Kathmandu

Alpine Ramble will provide you standard level hotel with breakfast. We also book the hotel according to your choice. Please let us know if you have any plans as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and any kind of hotels.

Trip Start Dates and Cost

Alpine Ramble pvt.ldt, would like to customize your trip itinerary according to your time and budget. Please contact us for your customized departure date. For more detail please email us info@alpineramble.com

Responsible for Tourism

Our experience field staffs/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role following below. 
a. please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
b. please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
c. please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
d. please help the local community to encourage positive sides of tourism as long as possible.