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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

in the high Khumbu valley around scenic Gokyo Lake with stunning panorama of Everest

Trip Summary

Trip Mode
On Tea House / Lodge
Trek Grade
Moderate to Adventurous
Highest point
5,357m on top of Gokyo-Ri.
Trekking duration
10 nights and 11 days (Lukla to Lukla)
Total Trip
13 nights and 14 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
All year round except June to August the wet months.

Trip Highlights

  • World’s highest valley around Everest / Khumbu area, cultural villages,
  • World highest Sagarmatha National Park,
  • Panorama of high Himalayan mountains,
  • Ancient monasteries, beautiful Gokyo Lake with scenic view point of Gokyo Ri.
  • At Gokyo hike to Gokyo Ri views of world highest peaks from Cho-Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu with adjoining mountains that surrounds this beautiful view top.
  • Starting this wonderful Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking with short flight to Lukla and then to Phakding

Trip Overview

View Nepal Treks proudly present a remarkable moderate journey with high altitude walks to Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking around world highest valleys enclosed by mountains on the trek to Gokyo Lake & Everest Panorama in the laps of Cho-Oyu and Everest.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking leads to high hills through Sherpa village of old Tibetan Buddhist culture in the harmony of mountain landscape surrounded with rhododendron, magnolia, firs and pine woodland.

Starting this wonderful Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking with a short flight to Lukla and then to Phakding, Monjo, and famous Namche Bazaar, after acclimatization day at Namche heading towards beautiful Gokyo Lake through Dole, Machherma settlement.

At Gokyo hike to Gokyo Ri views of world highest peaks from Cho-Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu with adjoining mountains that surround this beautiful view top.

From Gokyo Lake after a fabulous time, heading back to Lukla with a short flight back to Kathmandu where this marvelous Gokyo Lake & Everest Panorama trekking concludes with great service of View Nepal Treks.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 05: Trek to Dole 4,110m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Machherma 4,470m-04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo 4,800m -04 hrs.
Day 08: At Gokyo hike to Gokyo-Ri 5,357m and trek to Na 4,450m – 03 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Phortse 3,800 meters – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m via Pangboche- 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Trek to Monjo 2,820 m – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Trek back to Lukla – 07 hrs.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 14: In Kathmandu free day with the sightseeing tour.
Day 15: International departure homeward bound.

Useful information while Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Trekking guide and Porter:

Our trekking will have long experience in trekking field. He speaks English and keeps knowledge about the mountain, mountain sickness, people, and culture. Generally, he will have a right to choose a guest house to stop overnight and right to take a necessary decision if the weather is not favorable if you are physically not in good condition or if there any potential danger of life or etc.

We will provide a porter (helper to carry the luggage) with warm clothing with warm clothing’s while going to the high mountain. We give priority to the local porter as much as possible.

Guest House in Mountain:

There are nice and tiny guest houses in the village on the way to trekking, also known as a tea house. We will accommodate to our trekkers in that guest houses. You will your own room (twin sharing) and a bathroom is outside. They are safe and people are friendly.

Meal in Mountain:

The general understanding in the mountain, you buy food from the same guest house where you say. We will buy a freshly cooked food from the local guest house. They will have a standard menu which is set by the Local Lodge Management Committee. You can choose your meal from the menu.

Medical facilities:

There are rare medical facilities in the mountain. We generally recommend bringing own medicine (a headache, stomach ache, painkiller, Diamox, bandage, iodine, cotton, gauze, hansaplast, common cold, diarrhea, ) to the normal situation.  If it is serious, you should go down or call an emergency evacuation.


There is not enough electricity in Nepal. You could expect power cut in some certain time of the day. While you are on the mountain, you will require electricity to charge your battery, mobile, camera or etc. generally they will ask you to pay extra money for charging.

Drinking water:

There is bottle water available along the normal trekking trail. Besides that, you can take your own water filter or can buy a medicine to purify the normal water. Further, you can buy boil water as well as in trekking.

Telephone and internet:

Some village has internet facilities. However, you can buy a local telephone SIM card which will help you to buy the internet and use with your smartphone set. You can use for calling to anyone if it requires at the same time.


There require or to use a local transport or you may want to use them as well as. The local people or local club will force to use their transport facilities. The price will be negotiable and a vehicle could be old and with very basic services.

Emergency evacuation:

You might have to be rescued due to some accident or serious ill. We can send rescue Helicopter service immediately to bring you back. The helicopter services are expensive in Nepal. We recommend you to buy insurance which covers search and rescue in need. After you rescued, we can help you for documentation to claim the payment.

Dates & Price

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes

  1. All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  2. Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis. (Single room supplement at extra cost if required)
  3. Full day Sightseeing tour in Kathamandu
  4. Full board trek basis includes (B-L-D) on Luxurious Lodge accommodation during trekking
  5. Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems)
  6. Sational Park permit for Sagarmatha national park
  7. Service of trekking guide daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  8. Service of trekking staff of porters their daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  9. Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  10. Down jackets-sleeping bags and comprehensive medical kits.
  11. Domestic airfare as per the itinerary Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu and trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of your international air tickets also.
Note: We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks throughout the trip.
  • Personal trekking gear and climbing equipments.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
  •  Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Detail Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by View Nepal Treks staff with warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with briefing Gokyo Lake & Everest Panorama trek, hotels, lodge on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Mornings, flight to Lukla with views of mountain range, after 30 mins of great flight reaching Lukla, with short break trek towards Phakding village for overnight stop through farm villages, a moderate walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful scenery along the route to Phakding located by Dudh Kosi river.

After a pleasant overnight at Namche, walk continues crossing several bridges above Dudh Kosi River and into villages of Toc-Toc, Bhenkar and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance, here onwards with an uphill walk to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.

An ideal spot for rest day with acclimatization before heading to Thyangboche Monastery which higher than Namche, take a short hike to Everest View Hotel or walk up to Namche hill top for views of Everest, Amadablam and adjoining peaks, visit the museum.

First hour with easy to Kyangima near Shanasa, chances of seeing some wildlife colorful Danphe pheasant (Impeyan Pheasant) National bird of Nepal and musk deer, and sometime Himalayan Thar (mountain goat). From here our route diverts towards north with a slow climb to the ridge at Mong 3,973 meters.

After Mong descend to Dudh Kosi at Phortse Thanghka, from here continue walk uphill to Dole through rhododendron forest and then fades to juniper and conifers trees, at Dole for overnight stop with view of Khumbila and Tawache peaks.

After Dole, walk the valley on a level trail for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325 m and to Luza at 4,390m; then skirting around the ridge line with first glimpse of Machherma, located below a small valley, finally reaching at Machherma for lunch and overnight stop after a good scenic walk, afternoon free for acclimatization for short hike for views of Mt. Cho Oyo 8,210m and all the mountains that flank the Ngozumba Glacier.

Morning walk leads to Gokyo Lake following a scenic trail to Pangka 4,545m, then climbing a rocky path into ablation valley passing the first lake and second lake, then reaching third lake called Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake. Bank of the Lake a summer settlement of Gokyo at 4,790 meters, after lunch a shirt walk of the lake with view of Mt. Cho Oyo world’s 06th highest, and Gyachung Kang with reflection on emerald Gokyo Lake.

Morning hike to Gokyo Ri 5,357m, offers panorama of world’s highest peaks from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and to the east rises Mt. Makalu. After a mesmerizing time at Gokyo Ri descend to Gokyo for lunch and then a short walk to Na or further beneath Ngozumba Glacier with rest of the afternoon free at leisure to enjoy the surrounding views.

From here on a quiet trail to Phortse above Dudh Kosi River, walk leads on gradual winding downhill path to a sleepy village at Phortse, seldom visited by other trekkers on this route to this village.

After Phortse walk leads on the less trekked route to upper Pangboche village near the old monastery after few hours of interesting trek, from here on the downhill trail to the bridge over Imjatse River.

After the bridge back into tree lines and lush vegetation of rhododendron, oaks, birch and pine trees, as the walk climb for an hour or more to reach at beautiful spot at Thyangboche monastery.

A nice scenic place surrounded with peaks including views of Mt. Everest and Amadablam, here visit the interesting monastery.

Morning after catching the views of Everest and adjoining peaks downhill walk with climb for an hour and then on level winding trail to Namche Bazaar, from retrace the walk back to Monjo for the overnight stop near Sagarmatha National Park.

Retrace journey back to Lukla a pleasant last day walk enjoy the surrounding scenery as the trail leads to Lukla, a short uphill climb brings you back to Lukla for last overnight stop around Khumbu and Everest.

From Lukla taking an early morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu with overwhelming views of mountains from the plane after landing at Kathmandu domestic airport, our staff transfers you back to hotel around Thamel area with rest of the day free at leisure.

A spare day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation due to unfavorable bad weather which might occur, as the Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes if all goes well have a free day or sightseeing tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.

Today, your last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Gokyo Lake & Everest Panorama trekking, as per your time for international flight, View Nepal staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Trip Reviews

  • Enjoyable Everest Himalaya Trekking!

    I had a fantastic time that I will remember for the rest of my life! The guides and the porters were excellent. Overall it was a great experience and I enjoyed every moment!


    Review submitted -January 2, 2017
  • Good and brilliant trekking guide Nepal

    The trek was too good and brilliant, cannot explain in writing an Excellent Compliment to View Nepal Treks and his team of good staff.

    Review submitted -June 17, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

This is one of the exciting treks around world highest peaks; walk is moderate with touch of high altitude of above 3,000 meters. We have set enough rest to acclimatize well before heading higher elevation.
Depending upon the season of trekking, autumn and winter months can get cold above 2,000 meters especially morning and night time but the day is pleasant with sunny days most of the season. Other season beside monsoon / wet months is pleasant with occasional thunder showers during late afternoon.
As you will be trekking on mainstream trekking trails, the lodges are nice and cozy with attached bathrooms available in most of the village and at Namche; around Thyangboche lodges are simple and basic but clean with common bathrooms. Foods are as per the menu from Nepali set meals of Dal Bhat, Noodles (soup or fired) continental / Chinese to Mexican and Italian with Indian verities. It is better to stick with vegetarian food while on trek as it is not healthy due to hygiene. Higher above 4,000 m food menu are limited due to remoteness and high terrain climate conditions.

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