Gokyo Lakes Trek

Gokyo lakes trek

Gokyo lakes trek is another delicate experience trek situated in Mount Everest. There are some chilly lake on the whole known as Gokyo Lakes.

Tiny Gokyo Lakes are situated in the Gokyo valley and every one of them are set up with the freshwater framework system. Thognak lake is the largest among other lakes. Lodges on gokyo lake is the last station before gokyo ri hiking. There is a beautiful gokyo village, stays gokyo resorts at the lower regions of gokyo edge along the eastern shore of Gokyo Lakes .

Furthermore, it is a little settlement that takes into account the vacationers which typically closes in winter because of extraordinary cold and heavy snowfall. Gokyo edge is as popular as a gokyo trek. Incredible Gokyo Ri hike is the most astounding peak situated in 5,380 meters that have delighted to take a glimpse at Mount Everest.

gokyo ridge panorama

Not just this yet in addition you can see the tallest mountains, for example, Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho-Oyu and Mount Everest including a few other snow-topped mountains in the single range. We focus for the wanderer request about gokyo ri trek solo, we answer writing gokyo lakes blog here. You can find also the gokyo lakes trek reviews on the internet.

Besides that, Gokyo lakes with gokyo edge (gokyo lakes Nepal) hike is navigating through great valleys, completely clear blue and green perfect lakes, world’s greatest ice icy mass called Ngozumpa Glacier and the Gokyo valley from Gokyo ri ruling with the closest mountain of Everest Himalaya run.

gokyo lake

Every year in the wintertime, many travelers go Gokyo Ridge for hiking and skating. Tourists can reach at gokyo lakes for Ice hockey and skating over the 3rd Gokyo lakes . The aims of this kind of winter sports in Nepal is to attract winter tourism promotion and as well as introduce figure skating and ice hockey sports in Nepal.

Get an incredibly unique experience introducing the Ice Hockey and Skating in Gokyo Lake of Solukhumbu Everest region. Ice hockey match that attracts the outdoor sports lovers to try something new adventure at the yard of Mount Everest and its Himalayan chain.

Gokyo Ri trek difficulty is moderate and gokyo ri trek cost relies on the month you are coming to visit. Find out about Gokyo lakes trek blog to Everest base camp passing over cho la pass. Chola pass is technically harder comparing to renjo la.

Read our special gokyo lakes trek outline gokyo lake trek package and book your trip in advance to get an earlier flight to lukla airport. How to get to gokyo lakes? could be an inquiry yet you can reach gokyo lake from Kathmandu traveling to Lukla and trek around 6-7 days. Everest gokyo lake trekking is a remarkable trek among voyagers.

Sengboche hill hikes

Nepal Gokyo Treks is a sacred trip for both Hindu and Buddhist travelers. Trek to Gokyo lake is occupied by single Tibetan-Buddhist development of sherpas with antique foundations of hundreds of years old. Gokyo lakes with gokyo ri trek are possible in whenever (aside from winter) consistently.


Gokyo lakes trek itinerary details

Hike gokyo lake to gokyo ri is 11-day hiking contrasted with most hiking in this area paving the way to the gokyo frosty lake. The specific hike gokyo lakes is intended for world explorers who wish to climb to the gokyo ri of the astounding mountain yet are confined time-wise. For voyagers who wish to reach gokyo valley in an increasingly loosened up way can attempt this schedule or if Gokyo valley trek itinerary does not suit you, ask us for customized plan.

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 Morning, fly to lukla nepal airport (2,860m/9,381 feet). Trek to Bengkar (2698m /8,822 ft.), 5 hours

We take an early fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. Lukla town is a small village and a tiny gateway to Mount Everest. Upon Lukla airport landing, we go to a hotel, have a delicious hot breakfast and start our hikes to Phakding village. Phakding is locating at an altitude of 2,640 meters. We trek following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. During the hikes, we pass several Sherpa villages such as Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally we reach Bengkar village.

Lukla airport flight

Day 3 Namche Bazaar trek (3,440m/11,249 feet), 6 hours

We walk along the path with many ups and downs on ; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny Monjo village. Walk gokyo ri Sagarmatha national park office where a park entrance fee is to pay. Follow a short walking along the riverbed of Khumbu valley where the major river Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi meets each other. Crossing over the Edmund Hillary bridge, the trek begins the steep climb to Namche Bazaar.

On the way, we have an excellent Mount Everest (8,848m) and Mount Lhotse (8,516 meters.) view. Encircled on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazaar is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears, and other necessary goods. You can find the normal tourist standard – luxury hotels near Namche bazaar airport. Sherpa town Namche bazaar weather is always best except winter and summer. How to reach Namche bazaar? – it’s very easy to say that Kathmandu to reach Namche bazaar takes only one day through Lukla flight.

namche bazaar
Day 4Khumjung village (3,789m/12,390 feet) day tour via Sengboche hill, 3 hours

Gradually climb about 1 hour, we reach at Sengboche airport passing various chorten (stone Buddhist landmarks) and slope station. Go to Hill station to have a fantastic perspective of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde, and numerous other snow-topped mountains inside 360 deg edge. At that 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 the Khumjung religious community.

khumjung village tour
Day 5Dole village hikes (4,040m/13,211 feet), 6 hours

We continue Dole hiking following with the left route from Sanasa. The trail ascends up to Mongla hilltop, offers an amazing mountain range in 180 deg angle. Steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens.

Day 6Machhermo village hikes (4,150m/13,571 feet), 4 hours

After Dole, the trek leads steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of you are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while back out the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku.

Day 7Machhermo to Gokyo lakes Trek (4,750m/15,580 feet), 5 hours

Trek leads over a very scenic path to Pangka and descend slightly, following one of the melt-water Rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a steep rocky inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first holy gokyo lake. The second Gokyo lake, crossing the path heads across the glacier to Cho La. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari will appear and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo lakes.

gokyo chola pass
Day 8Gokyo lake trek. Optional visit to Gokyo 5th lake trek day tour

Gokyo lakes and gokyo ri, situated with the side above Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier in Nepal. Gokyo trek in gokyo valley is a gate way to visit fifth lake (gokyo 5th lake) and cho oyu base camp. We advise you to visit fifth lake as optional day tour.

Day 9Gokyo Ri hiking (5,483m/17,984 feet). Descend down to Machhermo, 6 hrs

Gokyo ri is the highest point of khumbu trek route. Hikes to Gokyo ri looms above the mountain on the northern edge of the lake. We ascend gokyo ri hikes in the morning before breakfast is better in terms of sunrise view over the saipal Himalayan range. You can see colorful mount Everest with Lhotse and Cho Oyu including many famous mountains in a row. Gokyo ri itself as a beautiful hill station offers the finest view of Khumbu icefall, top mountains, glacier lakes better than anywhere else.

Gokyo Trek
Gokyo Trek
Day 10Namche Bazaar treks (3,440m/11,283 feet.), 5 hours

The trail gently descends to Dole and then starts descending steeply to Photse Tenga (3,650m.) passing through rhododendron forests. The path immediately ascends steeply to Mongla hill station (4,000 meters.) and gently descends up to Kyanjoma (3,500m.) following small ups and down hill hikes to Namche Bazaar.

Day 11Namche Bazaar to Lukla airport (2,860m/9,381 feet), 8 hours

We trek to Lukla with the same trail like we ascent. It is the last day of our treks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.

phakding village
Day 12Scenic Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 40 minutes.

lukla - kathmandu flightWe board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to learn Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost. Trip finish.


How much does Gokyo lakes trek cost?

Hike to Gokyo lakes and gokyo ri trek is available now on USD 1,198 per person and of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast.

And Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Mystical Gokyo lakes trek cost includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights in Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • Meals (3 meals such as Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) everyday during the trekking days
  • Guest House accommodation (without attached toilet inside room) during the trekking
  • Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
  • Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Gokyo ri trek cost excludes :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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Trip Date




Sept 10, 2020 – Sept. 21, 2020


USD 1,198

Sept 20, 2020 – Oct 01, 2020


USD 1,198

Oct. 05, 2020 – Oct. 16, 2020


USD 1,198

Oct. 25, 2020 – Nov. 06, 2020


USD 1,198

Nov. 10, 2020 – Nov. 21, 2020


USD 1,198

Nov. 20, 2020 – Dec. 01, 2020


USD 1,198

Nov. 30, 2020 – Dec. 11, 2020


USD 1,198

Dec. 10, 2020 – Dec. 21, 2020


USD 1,198

Feb 20, 2021 – March 03, 2021


USD 1,198

March 10, 2021 – March 21, 2021


USD 1,198

March 20, 2021 – April 01, 2021


USD 1,198

April 05, 2021 – April 16, 2021


USD 1,198

April 10, 2021 – April 22, 2021


USD 1,198

April 25, 2021 – May 07, 2021


USD 1,198

May 05, 2021 – May 16, 2021


USD 1,198

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available


Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your Kathmandu airport arrival flight details then you should do a request then our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience for Gokyo lakes trek?

Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. Basically, gokyo ri trek difficulty is moderate so better to have some experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000 meters above sea level.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Gokyo trek? or in gokyo lake trek?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. The rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in express Gokyo lakes trek?

Answer: All the guest houses they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of vegetarian meal such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)

The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along express gokyo lakes treks?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it on pay.

Question: How do I get drinking water on gokyo ri trek?

Answer: Gokyo lakes with gokyo ri trek route there are enough lodges and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in the campsite/along the way in the camping trekking.

Question: What should my insurance policy cover during gokyo lakes trek?

Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips with us, and you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000m altitude. It comes in handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving at Kathmandu; we can help you get one.

Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during gokyo ri trek?

Answer: You should never walk too quickly too high ignoring your body symptoms. Proper gokyo lake altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent high-altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving enough time for your body to adapt to the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like a headache, difficulty in breathing, and other occurs then descend to the lower altitude and taken to the hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to the hospital in Kathmandu.

Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight in Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route gets delay or cancel?

Answer: Weather at the Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, the rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens then you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend an extra night at Lukla (if you are returning Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going Lukla). Helicopter rescue can also be used, that depends upon the situation. So, we recommend you to allocate a couple of extra days after your Gokyo Valley Trek, so that you will not miss your international flight back.

Question: What are alternates to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla?

Answer: The best-recommended way to go for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 33 minutes scenic mountain flight. Another available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (12 hours’ drive) and trek for 2 days to reach Lukla. In the present day, there is also regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on express gokyo ridge trek?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Gokyo Valley Trek?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Gokyo trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Is it possible to hire a guide for Gokyo lake trek? how to book a sherpa guide?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.

Question: Do I need walking polls for Gokyo lakes ri trek?

How is the latest gokyo weather forecast updates?

Weather and climate is the main factor to affect your trek. Get your guide to know all about gokyo weather forecast in the given link. You can get a huge collection of Everest region mountain weather forecasts that we believe to be. get today weather, gokyo weather 1 week or gokyo weather forecast next days.

Answer: Walking pools are appropriate but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on travel.

Gokyo lakes trek highlights

  • Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Syangeboche & from gokyo ridge.
  • Incredible view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains
  • Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.

Gokyo lakes trek notice for the trekkers !

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very incredible that the schedule would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Gokyo lakes trek special?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks tour agency believe in the quality delivery of services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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Gokyo Lakes trek wonderful experience review

100% 5 star based on – 256 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Three of us friends used Gokyo Treks for our trip to Nepal. Our guide, Kamal, was absolutely fantastic. We did the Gokyo lake trek and he ensured our needs were met 24/7. He was patient when we were tired, and motivating when we needed an extra boost of energy. I highly recommend this company, especially Kamal, for your Nepal adventure! – Bailey Wasserman, New York, USA.

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Gokyo ri and Gokyo lakes trek including 5th lake trek

100% 5 star based on – 209 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Last April, we have done our trip to gokyo lakes and gokyo ri including 5th lake trekking.

It has long journey for us, and its really worthy…. to see spectacular view of all the way. 5th lake excursion offers even better Himalayan scenery as well as glacial landscapes. As we not professional hikers, we were thinking whether we could complete this trip or not but together with gokyo trek and expedition’s professional team, we prepare our journey and completed it in reality – Erin Mayer, Innsbruck, Austria.

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Fantastic guiding service for the Gokyo and Everest Base Camp trek

100% 5 star based on – 210 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Ammar and his team were instrumental in making our trip to Gokyo and Everest Base Camp a success. For several months, Ammar responded promptly and in detail to all our questions regarding the trip. Our guides, Kamal and Som, are both outstanding and attentive.

Their strong knowledge of the Khumbu valley and personal connections with local business owners ensured that we were able to secure choice accommodations at each stop. This experience also allowed them to quickly rearrange a different program for some members of the group who needed to detour to lower elevations. I would highly recommend Ammar and his team for a trek in the Everest region! – Valerie Choy, Singapore.

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Amazing trek and professional service!

100% 5 star based on – 207 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

I did the Gokyo valley trek in May 2018. It was truly a spectacular journey and we had very helpful and professional guides Kamal and Som who went out of their way to accommodate the needs of the group. Highly recommend this trek and the organization! – Nina, Brussels, Belgium

Trip Price : USD 1,198 Per Person

    1. Duration of trek: 11 Days
    2. Trek Grading: Moderate
    3. Altitude: 5,360m / 17,527 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-20 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transport: Car/Plane/bus

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