Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake Trek

$1,200.00

Why you will love this trek?

  • Enjoy an adventure and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • An exploration of Sherpa village and their cultures
  • Visit the oldest Buddhist monasteries and Chorterns
  • Enjoy the mountain views and climb Gokyo Ri
  • Exploration of fifth Lake and glaciers

Is this trek suitable for you?

  • We will walk 4 to 8 hours a day
  • This is 13 days moderate to strenuous with an altitude 5360 m
  • Please make sure you understood the fitness requirements for this high altitude trek

Description

The perfect trek for those who wish to avoid the busier trails in the Everest region but still gain stunning views of Everest. Trekking slowly through Sherpa villages and yak pastures we emerge into the stunning Gokyo Valley with its beautiful lakes, and from where we ascend Gokyo Ri for one of the finest views of Everest and surrounding peaks including Cho Oyu in Tibet. From our remote high camp west of Gokyo, we prepare for the highlight of the trek, the crossing of the Renjo La. The views of Everest are incredible as we weave our way to the top of the pass at 5400m, before our descent to Mirlung along a rarely trodden trail where we are unlikely to see other trekkers. Undeniably trekking at its best in the Everest region.

Trip Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (1400 m)

Namaste and welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal! Arrive at Kathmandu airport anytime then transfer to your accommodation with one of our representatives. After your refreshment we will hold a meeting for our trip details, if you are not sure about meeting location, please ask the friendly receptionist for this information. There are no pre-planned activities on this day, so feel free to explore the busy, historical city of Kathmandu.

Accommodation: • Hotel (1 night)

Meals included: • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Kathmandu to Phakding ( 2652m)

Lukla–2827 m

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla—45 minute

A walking hour from Lukla to Phakding— 3 to 4 hours

Early drive to the domestic airport to board a tiny place for a quick journey from Kathmandu to Lukla. This 45-minute short journey caters the panorama of the peaks of Langtang, Rowling and Annapurna Himalayan range. Experience a thrilling adventure landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. Meet your English speaking local guides and assistance for your memorable trip. After all arrangement, we will descend 200m downhill to Thado Koshi Koshi River, crossing suspension bridge where you will join the main trail to Namche Bazaar which is located just above the Chaurikhanka (27113m). From the bridge, the view of Mt. Kusum Kanguru looming dramatically to the east is wonderful. The trek begins to gain altitude gradually from a Buddhist village Ghat (2550 m) beyond the bridge. The walk is easy and it’s only a short walk to Phakding after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550 m).

Accommodation: 

  •  Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  •  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446 m)

Walking hour: 6 to 7 hours

Today you will hike around 6 to 7 hours from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. While we hike to Namche, we will cross the winding Dudh Koshi river 5 times on thrilling suspension bridge through the forested trail towards Tak Tak, then reach Benkar. Now look way up above 6000 meters to see the peaks of snowcapped Kusum Kanguru (6369 m) and Thamserku (6623m). Continue walking then reach at Monjo (2835 m) and have a nice break for lunch. Now, your the walk starts a little tougher, with a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. It’s a time to enter Sagarmatha National Park, cross the river through Jorsale Village (2805m) then continue walking. While continuing walking upstream you will cross another spectacular suspension bridge and begin the ascent to Namche Bazaar, the economic hub of the region, also the gateway to Mt. Everest

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Namche Bazaar ( 3446 m)

Today you will stay one more day to Namche Bazaar to acclimatize properly to the altitude and it is very important while embarking on the high altitude. This day we will hike high altitude then come back down to sleep. You will trek to Synboche airport (3700m) towards Everest View hotel (3880m) and enjoy viewing Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache. While returning back to visit Sherpa cultural museum, Everest photo gallery and the local market Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the economic and tourist hub at the Khumbu region with plenty of shopping and day hiking experience.

Accommodation: 

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Namche to Dole (4038m)

walking hour–5 hours

It is time to hike again. We will follow the gradual trail with few short ups and down through Rhododendron forests overtaking magnificent view of great giant snow peaks of Shanasa. This trek is beautiful especially in spring, the time Rhododendron flowers are blooming. Continue hiking, arrive on top of Mongla Pass (3970m) and the view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Kentega, and Mt. Khumbila is magnificent. The trail winds around through the forested region brings us to the riverside village, Phortse Tenge (3560m). About an hour walk from Phortse bridge, you will get your first view of the mammoth peak of Cho Oyu (8153m) at the head of the valley. The trail passes many Kharkas summer settlements used when Shepra bring herds of Yak to graze in these high pastures. The route passes through the settlement of Tongba (4015m) and Gyele (4050) to Dole, It is high altitude village in the Everest region. It is a short distance to Dole from now, where you will sleep a night.

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Dole to Machhermo (4465 m)

Walking: 4 to 5 hours

Today you will walk around 4 to 5 hours from Dole to Machhermo. Though the walk is the easy bit you will start to feel the effects of altitude even on the smallest hills. The trail follows towards Labara (4220 m) and Luza (4360 m), steep in most places as the climb passes through an open hill, brush junipers and brings the spectacular view of Mt. Cho Oyu. The trail continues to climb the side of the valley, high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machhermo (4410 m). You will reach Machhermo in the afternoon before sunset.

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

Day 7: Machhermo to Gokyo (4720 m)

Walking time: 3 to 4 hours

Today you will hike around 3 to 4 hours from Machhermo to Gokyo. A short, steep climb leads from the Machhermo valley on the steep grassy slopes of the Dudh Koshi valley. Keep an eye open for the colourful Tibetan snow cocks, often found in this area. We continue climbing the ridge and can be seen excellent view both down the valley to Khantega and northern part of the Cho Oyu (8153 m). Beyond the ridge, the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangka (4390 m) and on the jumbled moraines (glacier debris) of the Ngozumpa glacier, the source of the Dudh Koshi river. We move downwards short while then gradually trek up on the stone steps towards the river. We will cross the metal bridge over the river and arrive at the Gokyo Land.

Accommodation: 

  • Teahouse ( 1 night)

Meals included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Gokyo-Gokyo Ri (5360 m)

Walking hour: 4 Hours Today you will hike early morning to Gokyo Ri that caters 360-degree panoramic view of Everest, Maha langur Himalayan range, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. It takes approximately two hours to climb to the top of the peak. From this point, you can enjoy Nozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal.

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Gokyo to Dole ( 4038 m)

walking hour: 5 Hours

After a wonderful time in Gokyo Lake, We trek down slightly to Dole through the downhill train. Passing Machhermo (4465 m) and Luza (4360 m), we trek to Kele then arrive Dole. Way back to Dole savour the Dole valley towards Dudh Koshi.

Accommodation: 

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Dole to Namche ( 3446 m)

Walking hour: 5 hours

Take some time to enjoy your final opportunity in Dole before heading to Namche. We gradually trek down from Dole to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung. Following the same trail with big descend till Phortse Tanga then ascend to Mongla Dada then arrives at Namche.

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Namche to Lukla (2827 m)

Walking hours: 6 Hours Wake up early, have breakfast then enjoy your last opportunity visit in Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we will trek down to Monju via some metal bridges then arrive at Lukla. You will pass Phakding (2652 m) crossing metal bridges, continue walking then arrive at Lukla. you have done it, it is now time to rest, relax in Lukla.

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu

Flight Lukla to Kathmandu—45 minute

If the weather is happy, we will take the short 45-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Once again glance through the aircraft window and enjoy the amazing view. Once landing at Kathmandu, return to your accommodation, relax and the rest of the Day is your own to enjoy.

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel ( 1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Lunch or dinner

Day 13: Kathmandu

Today is your departure day, according to your next plan schedule, you can departure at any time. We are still with you so feel free to talk to Anu Treks staff for further assistance as we will be so much happy to share our experiences and ideas. If you are not ready to leave and willing to stay in Nepal, Your CEO or tour leader help you with travel arrangement to extend your visas and adventure.

Cost Including: 

  • Airport picks up and drops arrangement
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with Guide, transpiration and entrance fees  
  • Everest Trekking permit and TIMS card
  • Accommodation in a tea house on twin sharing during trekking (Room with attached bathrooms are provided in Lukla, Namche and in Phakding) 
  • Three times foods during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including tea and coffee 
  • An English speaking trekking guide and supporter (2 peoples = 1 supporter) with their foods, accommodation, insurance, equipment
  • Emergency rescue management
  • First Aid kit
  • One evening dinner at authentic Nepali cultural restaurant
  • Government taxes and official service charge 

Cost not including: 

  • Lunch and dinner while at Kathmandu
  • Bar bills, soft drinks including drinking water
  • Hot shower, battery charge and internet at local tea houses
  • Personal equipment, personal insurance, medical expenses, emergency rescue
  • Nepal entry visa (USD 30 per person for a month multiple visas, USD 100 per person for 3 months multiple visas) you can get on arrival visa.
  • International airfare 
  • Extra activities mentioned than in our itinerary and cost including
  • Tipping to staffs 

Start: Kathmandu

Min Age: 12

Min Group Size: 1

Trip Difficulty: Moderate 

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 13 Day

Max. Altitude: 5360 m

End: Kathmandu

Max Age: 100

Maz Group Size: 15

Activity: Walking

Region: Everest Region

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

  • Explore UNESCO Heritages, Cultural, Historical and religious sites of Kathmandu.
  • Experience a breathtaking Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, one of the best in the world. 
  • Hike along Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalaya.
  • Trek through the Sherpa Village of Khumjung, home of a ‘real’ yeti skull & Their typical culture.
  • From ‘Scoundrel’s viewpoint’ near the fifth lake, peer over a wasteland of rock and ice that is the vast Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Scroll the Oldest Buddhist monasteries and Chorterns
  • From ‘Scoundrel’s viewpoint’ near the fifth lake, peer over a wasteland of rock and ice that is the vast Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Cross the Renjo La (5400m) on a rarely trodden trail
  • Have a nice food time and sleep in the lap of the scenic mountains and lakes.
  • Return via Renjo La pass (5340m), over one of Nepal’s most beautiful passes

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (1400 m)

Namaste and welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal! Arrive at Kathmandu airport anytime then transfer to your accommodation with one of our representatives. After your refreshment we will hold a meeting for our trip details, if you are not sure about meeting location, please ask the friendly receptionist for this information. There are no pre-planned activities on this day, so feel free to explore the busy, historical city of Kathmandu.

Accommodation: • Hotel (1 night)

Meals included: • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Kathmandu to Phakding ( 2652m)

Lukla–2827 m

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla—45 minute

A walking hour from Lukla to Phakding— 3 to 4 hours

Early drive to the domestic airport to board a tiny place for a quick journey from Kathmandu to Lukla. This 45-minute short journey caters the panorama of the peaks of Langtang, Rowling and Annapurna Himalayan range. Experience a thrilling adventure landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. Meet your English speaking local guides and assistance for your memorable trip. After all arrangement, we will descend 200m downhill to Thado Koshi Koshi River, crossing suspension bridge where you will join the main trail to Namche Bazaar which is located just above the Chaurikhanka (27113m). From the bridge, the view of Mt. Kusum Kanguru looming dramatically to the east is wonderful. The trek begins to gain altitude gradually from a Buddhist village Ghat (2550 m) beyond the bridge. The walk is easy and it’s only a short walk to Phakding after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550 m).

Accommodation: 

  •  Tea House (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  •  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3446 m)

Walking hour: 6 to 7 hours

Today you will hike around 6 to 7 hours from Phakding to Namche Bazaar. While we hike to Namche, we will cross the winding Dudh Koshi river 5 times on thrilling suspension bridge through the forested trail towards Tak Tak, then reach Benkar. Now look way up above 6000 meters to see the peaks of snowcapped Kusum Kanguru (6369 m) and Thamserku (6623m). Continue walking then reach at Monjo (2835 m) and have a nice break for lunch. Now, your the walk starts a little tougher, with a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. It’s a time to enter Sagarmatha National Park, cross the river through Jorsale Village (2805m) then continue walking. While continuing walking upstream you will cross another spectacular suspension bridge and begin the ascent to Namche Bazaar, the economic hub of the region, also the gateway to Mt. Everest

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Namche Bazaar ( 3446 m)

Today you will stay one more day to Namche Bazaar to acclimatize properly to the altitude and it is very important while embarking on the high altitude. This day we will hike high altitude then come back down to sleep. You will trek to Synboche airport (3700m) towards Everest View hotel (3880m) and enjoy viewing Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache. While returning back to visit Sherpa cultural museum, Everest photo gallery and the local market Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the economic and tourist hub at the Khumbu region with plenty of shopping and day hiking experience.

Accommodation: 

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Namche to Dole (4038m)

walking hour–5 hours

It is time to hike again. We will follow the gradual trail with few short ups and down through Rhododendron forests overtaking magnificent view of great giant snow peaks of Shanasa. This trek is beautiful especially in spring, the time Rhododendron flowers are blooming. Continue hiking, arrive on top of Mongla Pass (3970m) and the view of Mt. Ama Dablam, Kentega, and Mt. Khumbila is magnificent. The trail winds around through the forested region brings us to the riverside village, Phortse Tenge (3560m). About an hour walk from Phortse bridge, you will get your first view of the mammoth peak of Cho Oyu (8153m) at the head of the valley. The trail passes many Kharkas summer settlements used when Shepra bring herds of Yak to graze in these high pastures. The route passes through the settlement of Tongba (4015m) and Gyele (4050) to Dole, It is high altitude village in the Everest region. It is a short distance to Dole from now, where you will sleep a night.

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Dole to Machhermo (4465 m)

Walking: 4 to 5 hours

Today you will walk around 4 to 5 hours from Dole to Machhermo. Though the walk is the easy bit you will start to feel the effects of altitude even on the smallest hills. The trail follows towards Labara (4220 m) and Luza (4360 m), steep in most places as the climb passes through an open hill, brush junipers and brings the spectacular view of Mt. Cho Oyu. The trail continues to climb the side of the valley, high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machhermo (4410 m). You will reach Machhermo in the afternoon before sunset.

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

Day 7: Machhermo to Gokyo (4720 m)

Walking time: 3 to 4 hours

Today you will hike around 3 to 4 hours from Machhermo to Gokyo. A short, steep climb leads from the Machhermo valley on the steep grassy slopes of the Dudh Koshi valley. Keep an eye open for the colourful Tibetan snow cocks, often found in this area. We continue climbing the ridge and can be seen excellent view both down the valley to Khantega and northern part of the Cho Oyu (8153 m). Beyond the ridge, the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangka (4390 m) and on the jumbled moraines (glacier debris) of the Ngozumpa glacier, the source of the Dudh Koshi river. We move downwards short while then gradually trek up on the stone steps towards the river. We will cross the metal bridge over the river and arrive at the Gokyo Land.

Accommodation: 

  • Teahouse ( 1 night)

Meals included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Gokyo-Gokyo Ri (5360 m)

Walking hour: 4 Hours Today you will hike early morning to Gokyo Ri that caters 360-degree panoramic view of Everest, Maha langur Himalayan range, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. It takes approximately two hours to climb to the top of the peak. From this point, you can enjoy Nozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal.

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Gokyo to Dole ( 4038 m)

walking hour: 5 Hours

After a wonderful time in Gokyo Lake, We trek down slightly to Dole through the downhill train. Passing Machhermo (4465 m) and Luza (4360 m), we trek to Kele then arrive Dole. Way back to Dole savour the Dole valley towards Dudh Koshi.

Accommodation: 

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Dole to Namche ( 3446 m)

Walking hour: 5 hours

Take some time to enjoy your final opportunity in Dole before heading to Namche. We gradually trek down from Dole to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung. Following the same trail with big descend till Phortse Tanga then ascend to Mongla Dada then arrives at Namche.

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Namche to Lukla (2827 m)

Walking hours: 6 Hours Wake up early, have breakfast then enjoy your last opportunity visit in Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we will trek down to Monju via some metal bridges then arrive at Lukla. You will pass Phakding (2652 m) crossing metal bridges, continue walking then arrive at Lukla. you have done it, it is now time to rest, relax in Lukla.

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse (1 night)

Meals included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu

Flight Lukla to Kathmandu—45 minute

If the weather is happy, we will take the short 45-minute flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Once again glance through the aircraft window and enjoy the amazing view. Once landing at Kathmandu, return to your accommodation, relax and the rest of the Day is your own to enjoy.

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel ( 1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Lunch or dinner

Day 13: Kathmandu

Today is your departure day, according to your next plan schedule, you can departure at any time. We are still with you so feel free to talk to Anu Treks staff for further assistance as we will be so much happy to share our experiences and ideas. If you are not ready to leave and willing to stay in Nepal, Your CEO or tour leader help you with travel arrangement to extend your visas and adventure.

Cost Details

Cost Including: 

  • Airport picks up and drops arrangement
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with Guide, transpiration and entrance fees  
  • Everest Trekking permit and TIMS card
  • Accommodation in a tea house on twin sharing during trekking (Room with attached bathrooms are provided in Lukla, Namche and in Phakding) 
  • Three times foods during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including tea and coffee 
  • An English speaking trekking guide and supporter (2 peoples = 1 supporter) with their foods, accommodation, insurance, equipment
  • Emergency rescue management
  • First Aid kit
  • One evening dinner at authentic Nepali cultural restaurant
  • Government taxes and official service charge 

Cost not including: 

  • Lunch and dinner while at Kathmandu
  • Bar bills, soft drinks including drinking water
  • Hot shower, battery charge and internet at local tea houses
  • Personal equipment, personal insurance, medical expenses, emergency rescue
  • Nepal entry visa (USD 30 per person for a month multiple visas, USD 100 per person for 3 months multiple visas) you can get on arrival visa.
  • International airfare 
  • Extra activities mentioned than in our itinerary and cost including
  • Tipping to staffs 
Key Detail

Start: Kathmandu

Min Age: 12

Min Group Size: 1

Trip Difficulty: Moderate 

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 13 Day

Max. Altitude: 5360 m

End: Kathmandu

Max Age: 100

Maz Group Size: 15

Activity: Walking

Region: Everest Region

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge

Trip Highlights
  • Explore UNESCO Heritages, Cultural, Historical and religious sites of Kathmandu.
  • Experience a breathtaking Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, one of the best in the world. 
  • Hike along Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalaya.
  • Trek through the Sherpa Village of Khumjung, home of a ‘real’ yeti skull & Their typical culture.
  • From ‘Scoundrel’s viewpoint’ near the fifth lake, peer over a wasteland of rock and ice that is the vast Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Scroll the Oldest Buddhist monasteries and Chorterns
  • From ‘Scoundrel’s viewpoint’ near the fifth lake, peer over a wasteland of rock and ice that is the vast Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Cross the Renjo La (5400m) on a rarely trodden trail
  • Have a nice food time and sleep in the lap of the scenic mountains and lakes.
  • Return via Renjo La pass (5340m), over one of Nepal’s most beautiful passes
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