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13 days
Availability : September through June
Kathmandu Airport
Lukla Airport
Min Age : +9
Home » Holiday Packages » Everest Region » Gokyo Lake Trek

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Embark on an unforgettable journey deep into the Himalayas with a Gokyo Lake Trek. With its spectacular mountain peaks, crystal clear glacial lakes, and picturesque villages, this trail will surely be an adventure you won’t forget. Discover more about what to expect and how to plan your next trek!

Gokyo Lake Trek
View of Gokyo Lake and the Glacier from Gokyo Ri

Why Gokyo Lake Trek?

It is a moderate-level trek near Mount Everest in Nepal’s Solukhumbu district. This popular route takes hikers through some of the highest mountains in the world, passing through several quaint villages and stopping at five picturesque glacial lakes along the way. So whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-filled adventure or a peaceful escape, this trek has something to offer every traveller.

What to Expect on the Trek?

A Gokyo Lake Trek will take you on a stunning journey through the Himalayas, offering picturesque views of the mountain peaks and some of the rarest alpine wildlife. Additionally, you will explore traditional local villages with fascinating cultures and learn about their way of life. You will likely encounter interesting challenges during your trek, such as climbing steep ascents and manoeuvring high passes. This is sure to be an adventure you’ll remember for years.

Planning Your Gokyo Lake Trek and Accommodations 

Plan to acquire the most out of your Gokyo Lake Trek while allowing yourself some flexibility. When considering accommodations, consider areas offering cosy lodges and trekkers’ huts. To make your trek more enjoyable, you can choose fully supported packages that provide all travel logistics, including domestic flights, accommodation, permits, and guides. Additionally, research the best routes to take and what gear is necessary for this journey.

Weather and Climate Conditions on the Gokyo Lakes Trek

Your trek experience can be impacted by the weather and climate of this region, so it’s important to know in advance what type of conditions you’re likely to encounter. July and August are the warmest months, and monsoon, with temperatures ranging from 10-20° C (50-68° F). From September to June, temperatures usually drop into the single digits Celsius (lower teens Fahrenheit), so come prepared with appropriate clothing. Snow and cold temperatures are possible all year round, so prepare for varying conditions.

Popular Trails in the Region

The Gokyo Valley is home to some of the region’s most beautiful and popular trails. From hiking alongside an azure glacial lake to admire the snow-capped peaks, trekking through deep forests and rhododendron blooms, or ascending a winding mountain pass, your journey will be full of untouched beauty and unsurpassed vistas. When planning your trek, consider all the available trails before making your ultimate decision.

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Tour Details

Explore the crystal Gokyo Lakes with experienced guides and helpful porters during the trek. After the Everest Base Camp Trek, it is one of the best treks in the Khumbu region. Your accommodation in Kathmandu will be at Kathmandu Suite Home or a nearby hotel of a similar standard, and local people own accommodation at local lodges on the trek. Meals of different varieties will be catered for during the trek. Airport pick-up and drop-off are included in the trek packages. All travel logistics, including flight to Lukla and return to Kathmandu, trek permits are all-inclusive in the trek package.

On this trek, you will get an opportunity to have an excellent and eye-catching view of Mt. Everest from close range. Furthermore, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu are visible from Gokyo Ri (5483m.) above Gokyo Lake.

During the Gokyo Lakes Trek, you will be accompanied by an experienced trek guide and support porter. And your accommodation will be at locally owned guest houses during the trek.

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal

Departure Time

Between 7 – 8 am

Price Includes

  • Pick up and transfer by private car as per the itinerary
  • 1 night pre-trek and 2 nights post-trek accommodation in Kathmandu (twin sharing room, bed and breakfast only)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea/coffee during the trek
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Guest houses during the trek
  • All transportation
  • 1 highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 trekkers), their food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • First Aid Medicine (clients are advised to bring their own as well)
  • Government taxes

Price Excludes

  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Trekking equipments including sleeping bag and down jacket
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver...


  • Trekking Duffle bag
  • Company T-Shirt
  • Farewell dinner

What to Expect

An English guide familiar with the trek route will be provided during the trek. One porter sharing among 2 guests is provided to carry guests’ trekking gear. Accommodation in Kathmandu will be provided at Kathmandu Suite Home or nearby hotels of similar standard and guest houses in the trekking route. All travel logistics are included.

  • Scenic flight to Lukla with spectacular view
  • Gokyo Lakes, amazing view of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Trek up to 4th & 5th lakes, Hiking to Gokyo Lake and many more...


Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), your arrival will be warmly welcomed by our Airport Representative and transferred to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 2Flight to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2804m.)

Morning drive to Tribhuwan International Airport and 30 minutes flight to Lukla(2804 metres.) and trek to Phakding (2610 metres.). Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3Trek to Namche (3535m.)

Trek to Namche Bazar (3535 metres.). Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 4Namche Bazar- Acclimatization day

Today you will hike up to the Syangboche Airport and around Everest View Hotel.

From this point, you can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise or sunset over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5Trek to Phorste Drengka (3675m)

Trek to Phorste Drengka (3675 metres). Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6Trek to Machherma (4470m)

Trek to Machherma (4470 metres). Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 7Trek to Gokyo (4790m)

Trek to Gokyo (4790 metres). Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8Hike up to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek back to Machherma

This day early in the morning, we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483 metres) with ample rewards for one attempt on this trip.

There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922 metres) can be seen. After breakfast, trek back to Machherma. Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 9Trek back to Namche

Trek to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10Trek back to Lukla

Trek back to Lukla. Overnight at Guest house, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11Kathmandu

Morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 12Kathmandu

Leisure day in Kathmandu (it’s also an extra day in case of any delay due to bad weather in Lukla). Overnight at the hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 13Departure

Transfer to Airport for your home departure. ***Farewell***



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Wolfgang Hartmann

Solo Traveller

Dear Tilak,

I have been travelling a lot, but the trekking trip to Gokyo Lake, Chola Pass and Everest Base Camp was the best holiday I have ever spent. Like five years ago, there was nothing to complain about in the Annapurna region.

In a word, everything was perfect again. Thank you for our trip’s fantastic arrangement, planning and organisation. The service was great and professional.

Every day we could enjoy spectacular views, sceneries and landscapes. I will never forget these days in my life.

A special Thank You also to our guide Lok and our porter Raj. They were the best possible duo, always nice, kind and helpful. Once, I struggled one day; they even carried my small backpack. But, eventually, we became friends very soon.

This was our second time in Nepal, but not the last one. And, of course, you will also manage and plan our third trip; there is no doubt about it! Thank you very much again for everything. I do appreciate your kindness and hospitality.

Take care and all the best. See you again soon.

Kind regards,

30 November 2016

Gim Gibson

Solo Traveller

I have been with Nepal Hiking twice, and I’m sure there will be a third time. I did the Gokyo/Everest Base Camp trek with them in 2007. I didn’t even look at other companies when planning a new trip to Nepal this past Christmas. I was so impressed with Nepal Nepal Hiking’s service the first time that I contacted Mr Tilak again and booked our new trip.

The owner Mr Tilak is such a nice fellow that we met him for dinner, and we still keep in touch. Their staff are top-notch professionals, from Mr Tilak and Mr Bhairam to the guides, porters and drivers.

I will highly recommend this company to anyone planning to visit Nepal.

Best wishes,

7 November 2007
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