Gokyo Lakes Trek

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US $1890


6 Days

Difficulty Level


Best Season

Springs and autumn

Max. Altitude

5554 m

Have you ever dreamed of immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayan mountain range? The Himalayas boast some of the world’s highest peaks, including the majestic Mount Everest, making it an ideal destination for adventure seekers.
Among the most renowned trekking routes in the world is the Everest Base Camp trek, which attracts over 50,000 trekkers each year. The trek offers an unforgettable experience as you traverse cascading rivers, pristine waterfalls, and, most importantly, the breathtaking view of the towering Everest. 
If you’re looking for a thrilling excursion beyond the Everest Base Camp, the Gokyo Lake Trek is the perfect itinerary for you. This trek takes you to the hidden glacier lakes of the Gokyo Valley and across the Chola Pass at 5,200 meters. Isn’t that exciting?
The contrast between the alpine landscapes of the Himalayas and the subtropical forests is an experience in itself. Additionally, the unique Sherpa culture and architecture you’ll encounter during your trek is a highlight of the journey.
The trek starts in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. From there, you’ll take a flight to Lukla (9,383 ft) and trek to Phakding (8,562 ft), heading towards the famous village of Namche Bazaar (11,286 ft). You’ll then make your way to Tengboche (12,850 ft), Dingboche (13,980 ft), and Lobuche (16,175 ft) before arriving at Gorak Shep (17,010 ft), the final resting point for Everest Base Camp trekkers.        
    As you embark on the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will begin with exploring the base camp and walking to Chola Pass while the mountain climbers continue to the higher camp. This trek will take you through some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet, with exciting views of dozens of mountain peaks, waterfalls, rivers, and classic Sherpa settlements.
As you continue your journey, you will hike to Gokyo Valley, where you will be able to witness even more amazing views from Gokyo Ri. The amazing glacier lake chain at Gokyo will leave you in awe and the journey to cross the exciting Chola Pass will be truly unforgettable.
During your journey, you will also get the opportunity to visit many UNESCO world heritage sites within the capital and have two rest days at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche to visit the Everest View Hotel, Sagarmatha National Park Museum, and more. 
Finally, as you near the end of your journey, you will hike to Kalapathar for a better view of Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. This entire trek is a wonderful blend of utmost luxury right within the natural paradise that surrounds you. 
So, if you’re excited to learn everything about the most wonderful journey of your lifetime, be sure to check out all Nepal Hiking Packages and join us on this unforgettable adventure.       

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Gokyo Lakes Trek
Gokyo Lakes Trek
Gokyo Lakes Trek
Gokyo Lakes Trek
Gokyo Lakes Trek
Gokyo Lakes Trek

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Outline Itinerary

Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by representatives and transferred to their hotel. The rest of the day can be spent resting or exploring the local market at Thamel.
Guests will spend the day learning about the culture, history, and architecture of the city. In the evening, there will be a briefing about the trekking to come.
Guests will take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla in the early morning and embark on a three-hour trek to Phakding. Along the way, they will cross the Dudh Koshi Valley and pass mani walls, prayer wheels, and colorful prayer flags.

The trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar involves climbing and descending through narrow benchlands and crossing suspension bridges. Guests will also catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest and Lhotse.

Guests will have a rest day in Namche Bazaar, where they can visit the Sagarmatha National Park Museum or the hospital built by Sir Edmund Hillary in Kunde.

On the day 6, we will trek toward the small saddle that rises to the east of Namche Bazaar and enjoy stunning views of snow-capped peaks. They will also pass through small villages and arrive at Phortse Tenga, a settlement known for its water-driven prayer wheels.

The trek from Phortse Tenga to Machhermo involves a climb of about five hours through forests and small hamlets. Guests may spot some wildlife along the way.

We will climb through a ridge and enjoy spectacular views of the valley and mountains. They will also cross the Ngozumpa Glacier and reach Gokyo, the last main settlement on the way to Gokyo Ri.
Our trek involves walking to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp covering a distance of 7 km/4.3 mi throughout 7 to 8 hours, reaching an altitude of 5,364 meters. The journey to Everest Base Camp from Gorak Shep is demanding and requires careful attention to the guide’s instructions. After reaching Everest Base Camp, tourists can spend around one hour there, capturing beautiful scenery and taking photographs before returning to Gorak Shep for the night’s stop. Gorak Shep is the last village before Everest Base Camp and serves as the base for further trekking. 

On the day 10, we will trek to Kalapatthar and Zongla covering a total distance of 22 km over 7 hours, reaching an altitude of 2,860 meters. Visitors can choose to trek to Kalapatthar before sunrise or at 7 am to witness a panoramic view of the mountain range. Following that, tourists can have breakfast in Gorak Shep and then travel to Zongla. The section of the trek to Zongla can be tricky, but it is possible to reach Zongla in time. 

On this day,trek from Dzongla to Thangna via Chola Pass covering a distance of 14 km and reaching an altitude of 4650 meters over 8 hours. The initial walk through the arid valley on the flat stone path is fun. However, the hike to the Chola Pass is difficult and requires trekking on icy trails along the Chola glacier. Yet, the breathtaking view from Chola Pass is rewarding. After reaching Chola Pass, tourists can descend to Phedi and climb down to Thangna, a small village with few lodges and tea shops.

We’lltrek to Gokyo lakes, reaching an altitude of 4800 meters throughout 4 to 5 hours via the glacier route. We can stop at the first lake of Gokyo and then head towards the windy Gokyo valley, situated near the third lake. The Gokyo Valley is one of the highest settlements in the world with a handful of beautiful lodges. At Gokyo, tourists can witness the natural beauty of Dudh Pokhari Lake. 

This trek starts from Gokyo Ri and Dole covering a distance of 6 to 7 hours and reaching an altitude of 4200 meters. Gokyo Ri is a nearby hill above the village on the northern side of the Lake with a mesmerizing view of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu summits. Tourists can descend to Gokyo village for breakfast and trek down to Dole, enjoying the walk along the yak Pasture. 

The section of the route from Dole to Monjo is more challenging than the ones from Pangboche. Tourists need to cross a river before getting to Monjo and can stay in great tea houses over Monjo. 

Today, trek starts from Monjo to Lukla covering a distance of 20 km over 6 hours and reaching an altitude of 2,850m. Tourists retrace the same route to Lukla, and the path is favorable with an easy downward walk. In a few hours, tourists can reach Phakding and then Chheplung before getting back to Lukla in the evening and bidding farewell to the team. 

Typically scheduled in the morning and lasting 30 minutes. From the airport, tourists can drive to the hotel in Kathmandu and enjoy a spa or visit nearby places.

The trip cost includes

  • Domestic and international airport pickup and drop-off services by private vehicle, and all airport taxes at the local level.     
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu airfare, a professional English-speaking guide for the full trek, very strong and professional sherpas (potters) for the trek.     
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits, Khumbu Municipality Permits (TIMS), one set breakfast, one set lunch, and one set dinner, with a cup of tea in the morning, during trekking days, tea house
  • Accommodations in the mountains, three-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (3-star standard hotel).   
  • All government taxes and company service charges.

The trip cost excludes

  • International airfare and travel insurance.     
  • Tips for guides and potters.
  • Soft or hard drinks, and wifi.                               
  • Battery charging in the mountains.