Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
16 Days

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is one of the best treks among the Everest region which is considered as an alternative trek to the traditional Everest base camp trekking. The trek exhibits the solitary, pristine turquoise Lakes, stunning glacier and parade of snowy peaks together. It is one of the usual paths for trekking in the Khumbu Himalayan of Nepal. There are many options for high altitude walking including the crossing of Cho La pass and Rengo la pass however you will not cross those passes. We will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, Oak, and pine, snow-fed river, and fabulous glacier, and pass through the Sherpa village and old monasteries of this region. The valley is considered as the hidden valley with an appropriate blue Lake inside the lap of Himalayan. From this trekking route, we will get an opportunity to explore the Mount Everest Base Camp and to have a closer look at the stunning Khumbu icefall. It is the best destination if you are really interested in mountains and alpine scenery. From this route, we get an opportunity to see the wonderful views of Mt Everest, Cho Oyu, Amadablam, Nuptse, Island peak, Mera peak, Makalu, and many other peaks.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek starts from the Lukla after 30 minutes scenic flight from the Kathmandu valley. The major attractions of this route are the Mt Everest and the warm and friendly hospitality of the Sherpa people in this region. While traveling in this route, you will get many tea houses to spend your nights which is basic but enough comfortable. This trek will provide you complete pleasure as you will get chance to enjoy the actual journey. In this route, we get an opportunity to know about the culture, tradition, and costume of the local inhabitant of this region which includes Sherpa, Limbu, and Rai people. The trekking lead by Expiration mountain guide.  The season between February to May and October to November is considered as the best season for trekking in this route of this region.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m/8,700ft) 3 – 4 hrs

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft) 5 – 6 hrs

Day 04: Acclimatization Day – Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft) 5- 6 hrs

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft) 5 – 6 hrs

Day 07:  Acclimatization in Dingboche

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft) 5-6 hrs

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft) 6-7 hrs

Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft) 7-8 hrs

Day 11: Pheriche to Phortse (3810m/12,496ft) 6 – 7 hrs

Day 12: Phortse Village to Machhermo (4,470 m/ 14,663 ft) 5 – 6 hrs

Day 13: Machhermo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft) 5 – 6 hrs

Day 14: Rest at Gokyo Valley

Day 15: Gokyo to Dole 4 – 5 Hrs

Day 16: Dole to Namche Bazaar 4 – 5 Hrs

Day 17: Namche Bazaar to Lukla 6 – 7 Hrs

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 19: Final departure

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Journey Nepal Adventure will pick you up from the airport and take you to our hotel cheek in the Hotel.  After getting a refresh, then briefing about the trip.  Welcome dinner hosted by Journey Nepal Adventure. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Phakding (2650m) 3-4hrs

Today, you will experience an adventurous flight to Lukla. The 30 minutes flight to Lukla will present you breathtaking views from above. After reaching Lukla, we will start our trek towards Phakding. Passing through beautiful settlements, crossing the suspension bridge, gradual walk to Phakding.  It takes about 3/4 hours. Overnight lodge at Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6-7hrs

After the hot breakfast.  We start from Phakding and walk across the river to trek all the way through the area of rhododendron, blue pine forest and more which is really superb experience especially during the spring.  The way then becomes fairly difficult and includes a perpendicular climb to Namche Bazaar.  After crossing one of the suspension bridges, we will ascend to Namche Bazaar.  Overnight at  Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Acclimatize at Namche Bazaar 2-3hrs

In order to avoid a big gain in altitude. We will hike to Everest View hotel (3880m) which take one and half hour climb, enjoy the Everest panoramic view Gaining some elevation and returning back to Namche Bazar will help us best acclimatize to the environment. And visit the Sagarmatha National Park Headquarter.

Overnight at Namche Bazzar.

Day 05: Namche to Dole (4040m). 6-7hrs

Today, we make our way to Dole. Along the way, enjoy the views of the majestic peaks of Kantega, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and the Everest many more mountain views. The trail goes up and down through rhododendron and juniper forest. We finally get to the village of Dole which lies at the Dudh Koshi valley, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 06: Dole to Machhermo (4407m) 5-6hrs

Today, we take a trail towards Machhermo. Lying just beneath Ngozumpa glacier, the longest icy mass in the Himalayas, Machermo is a rather small town in beautiful valley. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 07: Machhermo to Gokyo lake. (4760m) 5-6hrs

Today walk progress on this high altitude moving to the final destination of this adventurous trip to Gokyo Lake morning walks on the scenic path to a small place of Pangka, then the route climbs a rocky trail  valley through the first lake and then a second lake, and then finally to the third lake also called Dudh Pokhari. Today here free afternoon after lunch for short walk with acclimatization, from this vantage point near the lake offers striking views of

Mt. Cho Oyo world’s 06th highest and Gyachung Kang reflecting on turquoise green Gokyo Lake. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08: hike up to Gokyo Ri, Macchermo (5480m) 7-8hrs.

Today, we get a day closer to the highlight of our trip. Gokyo lies at an amazing altitude of 4800m. This little town on the base of Gokyo Ri is home to several indigenous people. Before getting to Gokyo, we walk along 3 lakes namely Longpongo, Raboche Tsho and Dudh Pokhari. Considering its height, it is definitely one of the most amazing spots for human settlement on the planet. Back to Gokyo have a break trek same way back to Macchermo, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 09: Machhermo to Namche Bazzar. (3440m) 6-7hrs.

Today we follow the same way back to  Namche Bazaar, Overnight at Lodge.

Day 10: Namche to Lukla. 6-7hrs.

Today is the last day of the trek and let's make it a memorable one. Walk down the narrow and steep trails to Lukla, enjoy your final glimpses of the Himalayas and immerse yourself in the fresh crisp air for one last time. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu

 Wake up early morning get ready to catch our flight towards the Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 12: Final departure

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A Journey Nepal Adventure representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On your to way home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Cost Details

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu.
  • Both Way Domestic Air Ticket Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of tea Coffee).
  • All Trekking Permit (Sagarmath National Park Permit) and Local Gua Palika Permit.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Journey Nepal Adventure will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)
  • Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter


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