Trip Highlights
  • Majestic views of Mt. Everest and surrounds
  • Get to know Sherpa Culture
  • Explore the picturesque Namche Bazaar
  • A glimpse of  the ancient Tengboche Monastery
  • Fully guided and supported trek
  • Climb the extraordinary Gokyo Ri
  • Witness the mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes
  • Striking Himalaya flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Kathmandu Voyaging around the holy temple; Boudhanath and Pashupatinath

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek 2023-2024, brings a serene experience of bliss as one treks on the beautiful foothills of Khumbu with the guidance of the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Map. The Experience of trekking to the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Height of 4,700m is absolutely filled with delights, especially for such ambitious trekkers who are always ready to take on some extra miles for heart-pumping exploration through the adventure of trekking. The Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek is regarded as a substitute hike to the conventional Everest Base Camp Trekking which is less touristy and sounder is undertaken through the 11 Days Gokyo Lakes Itinerary.

Seize this open door opportunity to see the gigantic view of Mt. Everest on the edge of the peak situated at an altitude of 4,700 to 5,000 m.

The Amazingness of Nepal Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Trip

The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Trip 2023 is a platform to view the glorious peaks of Mt. Everest at 8,849m and the largest glaciers of Nepal titled Ngozumpa glacier 36km long in the Khumbu region. The most outstanding part of this amazing Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Journey 2024 has to be the encounters with the jaw-dropping scenarios of peaks over 8000 meters which comprises Mt. Makalu at 8,481m, Mt. Lhotse at 8,516m, Mt. Everest at 8,849m famously undertaken through Everest Expedition and Mt. Nuptse at 7,861m. This trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, providing the beautiful company of thrilling mountain scenery throughout Khumbu. You can even enjoy a similar adventure through the Renjo La Pass Trekking on Everest. Another mesmerizing panorama of trekking to Gokyo is the tremendous ice crest between Gyachung Kang, 7,922m, and Cho Oyu, 8,201 m. One of the most dramatic and interesting treks of the Everest region has to be the Khumbu Gokyo Lake Trek. Gokyo Lakes Venture takes you to a beautiful GokyoRi Climb in Everest situated at 5,357 meters of elevation as we acclimatize after some days of our trekking. It is an amazing way to view the Gokyo Valley from a different perspective while enjoying the gracefully laid down natural scenario of the Everest region. Gokyo Ri Climb enhances the beauty and amazingness of this Mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes Trek. On one hand, we get to enjoy existing in the same place with the pristine Gokyo Lakes, and on the other, we get to climb the extraordinary mountain with the same name. The incredible Gokyo Valley Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is astonishing in so many different ways.

The Serene and Magical Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Hike

The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Hike moves forward through the amiable Sherpas, their villages, wildlife, monasteries, and the sensational mountain scenery of the area. In Kathmandu, we get two days to undergo one of Asia’s most charming cities before we fly to Lukla, the beginning of our trek. Following the Dudh Koshi valley to the Namche Bazaar, we Hike to Everest Gokyo Lake. The path gradually ascends as we take every second of the brief trekking days to ensure proper acclimatization. We then ramble beside the gorgeous turquoise lakes and the moraines of the Ngozumpa glacier to reach our accommodation in Gokyo. This hike is completely flexible for those with less time but seeking to explore and experience a lifetime adventure in the lap of the majestic Himalayas of Nepal. You will be guided into rugged challenging trails and the magical landscape of the pristine glaciers. You will be introduced to various chances to explore the subtle world of the legendary Sherpas with mysterious and diverse cultures. The Everest Gokyo Valley Trek experience is certain to become one’s experience of a lifetime and the shared experiences of previous trekkers who have undertaken this trek in the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Route prove that the beauty of this trek is out of the world.

The Detailed Beauty of Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Route

The Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Package with the use of the trekking map offers you various opportunities to explore the unique taste of mountain ingredients which fills the hunger of the local people. You will get close encounters with the belief system of the people and will definitely be humbled by their kind and welcoming gestures. The experience will stun you with the magical presence of wildlife like musk deer and the essence of wilderness as you make your way through the scented forest of conifer, pines, oaks, and rhododendrons. After Hiking to Everest Gokyo Lakes, you will be left with nothing but joy and pride in your heart. All the sync of wilderness, gigantic mountain peaks, cozy lodges, tiny settlements as well as the ever-running water stream along with the hanging bridges make the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Route completely magical and extraordinary which is bound to touch the depth of your soul through numerous ways. So what are you waiting for?

Explore Gokyo Lakes Through Everest Gokyo Lake Trek in Khumbu

The Gokyo Lakes include 19 different lakes which altogether are represented as the wondrous lakes of Gokyo Valley and are explored through the Gokyo Valley Trekking in Khumbu. The divine lakes are regarded as sacred and different forms of travelers including the pilgrims undertake this journey. Likewise, among the 19 lakes, 6 lakes are regarded as the major ones. The Trekking Six Gokyo Lakes includes amazing names like Dudh Pokhari which is also known as Gokyo Cho, Thonak Cho which is the largest lake of Gokyo, Gyazumpa Cho which is gorgeously formed, Tanjung Cho which is a pretty as its name, NgoZumpa Cho which is absolutely stunning and the soul enticing Longbanga Cho. The lakes are not only regarded as sacred by a single religion but by two different ones which are; Hindu and Buddhist. Truly, the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek in Khumbu is a great example of nature’s astounding creations.

Gokyo Lakes Trek Difficulty Level

Situated in the amazing Everest region, the trek to Gokyo Lakes can be a little challenging with ascents leading to an elevation of 4,700m. Altitude can play a major challenge in the trek with the path mostly uphill until we reach the Gokyo Lakes. So, the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Difficulty Level can be considered moderate without requiring any form of experience. However, fitness and a healthy body can play a great role while on the journey to the lakes but with enthusiasm and constant effort, we will beautifully accomplish the adventure.

Best Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Season

The experience of a trekking adventure can vary according to the season of the undertaking. Different nomads’ experiences of trekking in different seasons might differ with the ups and downs in the challenges depending upon the season. Thus, the best Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Seasons are spring and autumn in which months from February to May fall under the spring season whereas months from October to early December fall under autumn. However, you can definitely undertake the Gokyo Lakes Trekking Holiday in other seasons as well.

Why Choose Nepal Nomad for Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Nepal Nomad trekking assists you in meeting a well-experienced climbing crew who was born and raised on the rugged mountain sections. Having experience for more than a decade, Nepal Nomad creates a friendly yet professional environment that ensures your comfort as well as boundaries. Our team is a licensed operator in the traveling field composed of members having profound experience in guiding, and climbing as well as training on the aspects of map reading, first-aid services, and Emergency evacuation measures. Likewise, it will be no problem for us in delivering you tailor-made Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Departure Dates as favorable to your schedule.


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After an early morning b/fast, we take the super flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at 2827m. The airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s, Flight time is about 35 minutes. We will have time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew sort out and load the trekking equipment after landing. When it’s the afternoon, we will start walking through a descent way leading towards the Dudh Kosi River which ultimately joins the main trail of Namche Bazaar. The path isn’t that difficult or tough rather it is an easy walk. After crossing Ghat, it won’t take long for us to reach Phakding located at an elevation of 2,652 meters.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2652m

You will start your ascent towards Namche after breakfast in Phakding. The altitude will become apparent on this challenging day. Additionally, you will have to cross several high suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi River. The entrance to Sagarmatha National Park is just beyond the village of Monjo, which was established to protect and preserve the fragile environment. On a clear day, you will catch the first glimpses of Mount Everest as you climb steeper along the trail.

Upon arrival in Namche, check into your accommodations and explore the town. Namche has numerous shops selling snacks, trekking gear, and restaurants and bars, so you can stock up on supplies while you're here. Check out the Saturday market if you're here on a weekend - a place to meet Hindu traders from the lowlands and Tibetan yak caravans who are crossing the glacier Nangpa La. 

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3446m

We start with a lofty one-hour move to the Sengboche airstrip from where we will gradually rising towards Khunde passing various chorten (stone Buddhist landmarks) and slope station. We go to the slope station to have a magnificent perspective on Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and numerous other snow-topped mountains inside 360 deg point. We walk further to Khumjung town which is the biggest town in Khumbu, at the lower region of the holy pinnacle Khumbila. We can likewise visit Khhumjung religious community. It is a little settlement of Sherpa people group

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Khumjung
  • Altitude: 3,789m

In the wake of having a day acclimatization day in Khumjung, we proceed with our trekking to Dole by following a similar course to base camp until Sanasa then trail climbs up to Mongla. From here, you will see all encompassing perspectives on different mountains. You trek steeply slip going through Phortse Tenga and from that point, the path climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch woodland decorated with hanging greeneries and lichens.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dole
  • Altitude: 4,040m

After Dole, the trek leads regularly at the edge of the valley, where the little and prickly bushes offer approach to scour juniper as the altitude increments. The path passes many summer settlements, which are utilized when yaks are taken to these fields to eat in the late spring months. In front of you are magnificent perspectives on Cho Oyu, while withdraw the valley are the pinnacles of Kantega and Thamserku.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Machhermo
  • Altitude: 4,150m

After Machhermo, the trek leads over an extremely picturesque way to Pangka and afterward slides marginally, tailing one of the soften water Rivers which stream down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a precarious rough slanted into the valley by the side of the icy mass, passing the first of the heavenly lakes. We before long land at the subsequent lake, crossing the way which heads over the ice sheet to Cho La. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari will show up and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Strolling with on the bank of the gokyo lakes, we arrive at our last goal gokyo lodges.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gokyo
  • Altitude: 4,750m

Today we will take rest at Gokyo town and relish perspectives on beguiling locales of Gokyo town. On the off chance that the day is fine, at that point we can climb Gokyo Ri and appreciate perspectives on the stunning Everest Region. The Gokyo locale gives you perspectives on Gokyo top as well as gives you magnificent opportunities to think about at the arrangement of six emerald lakes. You can likewise observe Thonak Tsho Lake (forward lake) and Ngozuma Thso lake (fifth lake). The forward pool of this arrangement has a high precipice and pinnacles transcending the lake pretty much 3 km north. We can relish the perspectives on the turquoise-hued water of the lake. In addition, we can jump on the slope and get stunning perspectives on Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Makalu. Cho-Oyu base camp is arranged past the fifth lake, from where we can draw nearer perspectives on Mt. Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang. Cho-Oyu base camp and the greatest ice sheet of the world - the Ngazumpa Glacier is a view we can get from the northern piece of the fifth lake. In the event that conceivable we may even go to the 6th lake as well. We at that point come back to Gokyo town and spend medium-term at our cabin.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gokyo
  • Altitude: 4720m

Fit and acclimatized, we leave Gokyo to slide to the subsequent lake and drop down into Dole. Today is an awesome day regarding view as we pursue to the trail north out of Gokyo. A short move to a peak uncovers a magnificent view towards Everest and Lhotse. We pursue this fundamental path for some time longer, passing numerous brokers selling Tibetan crafted works, to a junction high over the Dudh Kosi. The path to Everest drops down the slope yet we turn off here and move to cross the Mon La before coming to Phortse Tenga. From Phortse Tenga, the path climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch backwoods decorated with hanging greeneries and lichens.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dole
  • Altitude: 4690m

Spectating rhododendrons, wildflowers, and waterfalls, we descend a steep path to Phortse Thanga. Additionally, we encounter mountain goats, muskoxen, and pheasants. Khumbila peak can be seen well from Mong. Views of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kangtega mountains are ours to admire on the way to Namche. We walk a while before we reach the intersection that connects our trail to the Sanasa trail. Beyond Kyangjuma, we walk along a trail that winds through several bends along a forested slope. The view of Lhotse and Tengboche from the top of Namche army camp hill is one of the last things we see as we reach Namche. The Namche Bazaar is about a kilometer away. Spend the night there.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3446m

There are several suspension bridges as the trail descends on a rocky path before leveling off. As the air becomes warmer, we walk on the same path to Lukla. Once we reach Lukla, our journey in the mountains comes to an end. We reminisce about our time spent in the mountains. Lukla is our overnight stop.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2800m

Finally today, we catch a flight heading to Kathmandu, scheduled in the morning to avoid any critical form of weather conditions. Then after the landing, you will be taken to your accommodations with full safety.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

What's Included

  • Meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Local flights from Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places, guide and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations.
  • Basic first aid kit carried by your guide.
  • None of the single supplements is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport picks up and departure drop.
  • Food (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport taxes, car, taxi or van, visa fees.
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Own expenditure(personal), .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become a responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except for 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, personal clothing, and equipment, travel insurance, optional trips. tipping in general for trek crew (driver, trek leader, and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).
  • Charges sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.


Experience and Insurance Required for the Gokyo Lakes Trekking Journey

For experience, it is a plus point if you already have some sort of trekking and hiking experience in the mountain sections. However, it is a must for you to be medically sound and physically fit in order to deal with any challenges that we may encounter.

Pre-Trip Meeting before the Gokyo Valley Gokyo Lakes Trekking

You are expected to attend the Pre-Trip briefing which will in the usual manner take place in our Kathmandu office. It will be hosted and held in between our first and second day before we immerse ourselves in the trekking adventure.

A normal day in the Gokyo Lakes Trekking

You will be waking up very early in the morning and then attend your breakfast with tea or coffee, as per your choice. Then we will be preparing our bag packs and equipment for catching up with our day’s trekking or hiking which will lead us to our overnight destination but in between, we will be having our lunch in a suitable and comfortable place. This process continues on most days of our amazing trek.

Accommodation and meals in Gokyo Lakes Trek

We request you to not expect any form of the luxurious environment as lodging facilities are quite in limit and are opened by families on a local level basis. Usually, you will have to share the bathroom with others and be adjustable when there is no shower condition at times. Feel free to stay cozy and warm near the fireplace and chat with other nomads. Likewise, you will be taken care of with three meals on a daily basis in different accommodations while on the trek. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided as per your taste and as per the availability. Lunchtime is set between the trekking hours when we find a suitable place for resting. On the other hand, breakfast and dinner will be taken in one accommodation where we end our day’s trek.

Conducting Responsible Travel and Modes of Transportation Gokyo Lakes Trekking

Acting with responsibility towards the environment as well as the country’s surroundings is the best possible way to conduct responsible travel in the Jiri Everest Trek.

  • Airplane
  • Helicopter for emergency rescue
  • Private vehicle (while in the city)

Altitude Sickness in GokyoValley Trekking

Standing as one of the major challenges and obstacles in high trekking regions, altitude sickness is indeed a little threatening for adventurers as it may put a stop to all the fun and thrills. There are known to be three major stages to altitude sickness which are Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE). SO in order to avoid catching it, we acclimatize at various spots as per our itinerary plan. If someone catches it, they are immediately rushed down to a lower altitude and taken care of there. If the case becomes more and more severe, then emergency evacuation is carried out.

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