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 private car.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in the Himalaya.
  • An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
  •  All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for porter and guide.
  • Sagarmatha national park permit.
  • 2 nights -3star tourist hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System.
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket etc. on return basic
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
  • Assistant guide group size more than 5 people in a group.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu both way flight ticket
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies 
  • compressive first aids box.
  • Company T-shirt
  • local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
  • Appreciation certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • 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

Clients Reviews

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    Adrian Peter M
    Australia Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Like trekking with family!

    Rating:

    Dil is an incredible guide with such attention to detail and focus on making your experience as comfortable and amazing as possible. Great for a good conversation and experienced enough to handle any situation. I've trekked with Dil a number of times and now consider him part of my Nepali…Continue

  • Nicklas jackson
    Nicklas jackson
    American Samoa Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Everest base camp trek

    Rating:

    Alpine Ramble was a brilliant choice of Local Company to travel to Nepal with and they organized an excellent Everest base camp trek for us. The company provided a lot of information us very quick, and responded was very fast to our emails with all the details information which we…Continue

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Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

We highly recommended a compressive travel insurance package to all our clients, the insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expense at Height altitude for the trekkers to Gokyo Lake Trek, it will be assisted adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Alpine Ramble Treks kindly ask for any of our travelers to send the reliable travel insurance copy through the email once you book the trip with us.  

Health and Fitness requirements 

Gokyo Lake Trek is an exciting and spectacular moderate trekking destination in the world. It’s an exceptional trekking route for travelers who wish to enjoy and explore the Himalayas and 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 be fit both of physically and mentality by yourself. Every day trek prefers about 4/5 hours appromax. As you hiking up to the high altitude than you have to prepare by physically and mentality to be succeed the trip, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to step with your wealth health. Our first priority is your safety and security entire the trip. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek that would be easy, 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 at the best hotel basically 3-4 stars, in twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking is very basic where you will get the room with pillows, warm and nice blanket, attach bath room if it’s available with comfortable beds during the 12 days Everest base camp trek, if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, The Menu for food and accommodation have fixed by local management community.

Passport and Visa

All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months prior validity from return date Nepalese visas can be obtained from the immigration office or Consulate in your country or arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

Last minute booking


Concerning your desirable interested for any trip with us we even accept the last minute booking. You can book a trip directly by calling or sending a message anytime. But eventually, Last minute booking may not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

Meals and Drinking Water

The Gokyo Lake trek route has numerous of tea houses along the way and every single tea houses has the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals on the Menu; you could pick up any kinds of a meal as you like to have during the trek, we would highly recommended the vegetable items instead of Meat because meat in the mountain can be effected some time because it may not used to it for the new travelers in this region. 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. The variety of drinks and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy. If you buy water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify by yourself this will be cheaper and help to control the plastic pollution as well. The water you could buy everywhere in Everest region at reasonable price but price would go high when you go to high altitude areas. We also recommend you to buy boiled water instead of cold which keeps your body warm.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

During the trek all the food are included (Lunch, Breakfast and Dinner with hot drinks) which will be provide by the company, behind the schedule of our package the meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by yourself.

Possible Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla: 

Generally, Kathmandu-Lukla – Kathmandu flights have been canceled due to the changing in unpredictable weather conditions around the mountains. In such conditions, we Alpine Ramble Treks kindly request all the travelers to make a plan while putting at least 2/3 possibility spree days for the Gokyo Lake trek. In this situation we would have been arranging the helicopter charter rescue so that can be as an option to catch your international flight on time and cost would be paid extra, you can claim lthat ater to your travel insurance once you get back to home, the company will be glad to provide the require documents such as like cancellation of domestic flights and receipt of Helicopter to show up the prove to travel insurance company. (Travel insurance is mandatory before joining Gokyo Lake Trek)

Trekking Equipment

We Alpine Ramble Treks recommended carrying these following trekking equipments lists.

  • Daypack up to 40 liters,

  • Down Jacket, Seasons sleeping bag- company will provide 
  • Sun head or Gulf cap, Sunglasses, Headlamp 
  • Ear-muffs, Sun cream.
  • 1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.
  • 2/3 Cotton t-shirts 
  • 2Long sleeve polyester 
  • Soft shell jacket water & wind resist. 

Check lists for Lower Body and Legs. 

  • Pair nylon hiking short paints
  • 1Pair cotton paints.
  • Pair soft shell pants 

For Feet 

  • 2Pair of loner socks, synthetic
  • 1Pairs woolen socks wearing on the evening and 1Pair light sports shoe.
  • hiking boots 

First aid 

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

Best Season

Best season forGokyo Lake Trek is spring (Marc to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best months for the Everest base camp trek. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and we guarantee amazing view and breathtaking scenery throughout the trek. 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 Treks will provide you standard level hotel services with breakfast. We also book the hotel according to your choices. Please let us know if you have any plans as per your choices to book the hotels like 5 stars categories: Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and any kind of hotels, we will be glad to assist according to your plans. 

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 the rules. 

  • please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
  • please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
  • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
  • please help the local community to encourage positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

We Alpine Ramble Treks involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

Trip fixed depature dates and Cost

Alpine Ramble Treks Pvt.Ltd would be customized your trip itinerary according to your desire and budget. Please do not hesitate to Contact us for your interest. For more detail please email us info@alpineramble.com

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