Gokyo Lake Trek
An Excursion of fairyland blue turquoise lake valley !

Gokyo Lake Trek 12 days

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Moderate 
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Best Time: Mar-May | Sep-Dec
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Max. Altitude: 5357m


  • An excursion of the fairyland blue turquoise lake valley
  • Hike to Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayan range
  • less crowed but enjoy the selection of great scenery
  • Climb to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) for breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu

Gokyo Lake Trek is simply splendid. The Everest region of Nepal is known for its challenging trekking trails. Indeed, the locale is an abode of the World’s Tallest Mountain Mt. Everest (8848.86 m). Arduousness is expected. However, this trekking trail is comfortable even if the final destination reaches up to Gokyo Ri (5357 m).

The itinerary of Gokyo trekking follows the trip plan of Everest Base Camp Trek. The journey is becoming popular among domestic trekkers as well. Therefore, the significance of this trekking trail trip is huge. Spectacular Mountain Vistas of more than 2 dozen of mountains and Sherpa homeland visits make this trekking in Khumbu the most momentous.

“Gokyo Lake Trek – An excursion of fairyland blue turquoise lake valley”

Trekkers trek towards Kyanjuma after the acclimatization rest at Namche Bazaar. From this place, the trail of Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek differs. Gokyo Lake travelers take the route of Dole Machhermo. The trail is full of green lush forests, river valleys, ridge walking, and waterfalls.

The trail is along the river all the way up to Gokyo Lake. Trekkers must understand that Gokyo Lake is the third lake among the five-lake system of Gokyo. It is within the Ramsar Conservation Area Project of the Nepal Government. During this journey, trekkers visit all five lakes. Along with the sight of the mountains, the excursion of the Himalayan Lakes too makes the investment in the trip worthwhile.

Gokyo Ri Hiking

One of the most interesting activities during the Gokyo Lake Trek is the hiking of Gokyo Ri (5357 m). From the top of the hill, trekkers get the sight of more than two dozen of mountains including 4 of the world’s top ten mountains. Mt. Choyou, Lhotse, Makalu, and Everest are on trekkers’ sight during this hike. Therefore, it is undoubtedly the most spectacular.

Imagine a fairyland; a tranquil place on the shores of a blue turquoise lake overlooking snowcapped mountains. Exactly, the same is possible during Gokyo Lake Trek. Therefore, it is considered the most prolific trekking route in the Everest Region.

Book the Gokyo Lake Trek in Nepal with us. There are numerous options that you can extend while doing trekking. The most famous one is the Chola Pass EBC Trek. Renjo La Pass crossing and the excursion of Thame Village is also possible during this trek.

Contact our travel planners and create the best trekking holiday in Nepal.


  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Our office reps will be on standby with our vehicle to receive you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and our signboard will be displaying Yolo Hikes outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel. This will be your first overnight in the ancient valley of temples (probably the most in the world) in the capital city of ancient Kathmandu.

  • Altitude2804m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

An early morning start after b/fast takes us to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla at 2804meters. Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our hike towards Phakding at 2610meters.

We will have enough time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sorts out and loads our trekking equipment for the journey ahead. We then begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Koshi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka at (2713m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550m) it is a short walk to the mountain village of Phakding. Overnight at Guesthouse 
(Basic Guesthouse Accommodation)

  • Altitude3441m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing this splendid river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags whispering odes to the gods. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar, known as the Gateway to Everest, is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, internet cafes, and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It’s wise that we spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air, as well as a short trek where a museum houses the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can get rewarding views of the Himalayas with stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.

  • Altitude4038m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Namche Bazaar, trekkers walk through pine forests and the vibrant hamlet of Kyangjuma. You will leave the EBC Trek route and take the left turn uphill trail towards Mongla Hill. The trail then continuously follows the Choyou Mountain on distance and Cholatse on the right-hand side. Occasional bushes and narrow trails at the hills could be a stunning walking experience. Dole is at the foothill of tall hills and on banks of a stream.

  • Altitude5000m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Traverse via Machhermo and green lush forests including waterfalls before reaching 1st Gokyo Lake. Following the trail of rugged rocky terrain leads us to 3rd lake via 2nd lake. The third lake is also called Gokyo Lake. The majestic hamlet situated at the shores of the blue turquoise lake is the best place to live in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

  • Altitude5357m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hiking of Gokyo Ri for sunrise is the best highlight of this trekking. You can view mountains as far as Mt. Makalu from this famous viewpoint. Everest, Choyou, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Makalu, Amadablam, Cholatse, Kwangde, and many others can be witnessed in 360 degrees. Another hiking takes place to 5th lake is the best place to witness Everest from a different angle. The magnificent Tibetan side can be seen from the Fifth Lake area.

  • Altitude4038m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The return trip through the same trail might sound boring but trekking in Nepal returns trip endow best views. You will start to breathe easy and the landscape will also differ. This is the best time to enjoy the splendors of nature and the grandeurs of the Himalayas.

  • Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel through Mongla Danda and reach Namche Bazaar. You can explore various bars & eateries of Namche Bazaar in the evening. You will be amazed to find so many thrills up in the Himalayas as well.

  • Altitude2804m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Finally, we return to Lukla from where it all started, which will seem like many moons ago; enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part and also giving us time to explore the town. Overnight at Guesthouse

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Dinner

This is your last day on these lovely mountains you have recently visited for one last time as you get to see them on the 35-minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our earlier hotel. If you are interested in continuing on for a Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, or a Kathmandu Shopping Tour; you can start today. In the evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with a cultural dance performance done by the local pretty belles. You will be accompanied by your guide(s) and office staff to supervise the smooth flow of the services provided to you). Overnight at your Hotel in Kathmandu

  • AltitudeN/A
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast

The trip concludes here & our airport representative will drop you at the Kathmandu International Airport for your connecting flight departure from Nepal. It was a pleasure serving you at YOLO HIKES and we do hope the relationship developed between us will extend to further visits to this amazing country of Nepal in the years ahead. We would like to wish you all the best & a safe journey home

Trip map

What's Included
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Airport to Airport transfer in private vehicle
  • 2 Night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis in star category hotel
  • Three times meals (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Best available accommodation in Tea House Lodge on a twin-sharing basis during the trek.
  • Private Bathrooms and Hot showers in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
  • Highly Experienced and Certified Guide and porter (1 porter for every two trekkers)
  • Trekking Guide and Porter Salary, Food, Accommodation, and Insurance
  • Flight Ticket (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • All entrance fees and taxes including Airport Tax
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fees
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) (2 Passport Size Photograph Required)
  • All Government Taxes and Services Charges
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag by YOLO Hike
  • Duffle bag by YOLO Hike
  • First Aid Medical Kit
What's Excluded
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu) are not listed in the itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Flight Tickets
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Nepal entry Visa can be taken upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Single entry Visa fee cost USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days), For Arrival Visa you are requested two Passport size photograph
  • Soft Drinks including water and other beverage not listed in the itinerary
  • Snacks, Tea, Coffee
  • Personal expenses like bar bills, laundry, and others
  • Hot Showers except in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
  • Personal Trekking Gears
  • Internet, Phone calls
  • Tips for Staffs

Additional Info

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Accommodation

Yolo Hike provides you with comfortable and Best Hotel and Tea Houses overnight and your whole journey where you perform twin room sharing ideas, you can have the best Typical housing experience with friendly staff and stroll around and learn Nepalese culture as well. We also provide you with Wi-Fi services and Hot water Shower which cost you extra cash, services are always better.


During Everest Gokyo Lake, we'll be Hiking at great altitudes around the world's highest peak, your body will require plenty of carbohydrates and proteins. The meals we give on this walk are easy and hygienic, but they pay little attention to the options available in major towns. We have three categories of Food consisting of Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

We select the best hotels and Tea houses for you to have the proper and hygienic food during your trek and stay. Ensuring that the Tea House is fresh, clean, delicious, and nutritional. The majority of menus feature regional, Asian, or popular western cuisines. The meal items available become fewer and fewer as we climb altitude.


Fruits and Vegetables, Muesli Breads, Hashed Brown Eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes, Corn Flakes, French Toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey, Oatmeal, Hot Chocolates, Tibetan Bread or Chapati, Hot Drinks, Teas and Coffeed, Local Tsampa Porridge, etc.


Dal, Bhat and Tarkari, Pasta and Macronis, Potatoes, Pizza (Mixed, Mushroom, etc.), Salad, Tibetan Bread, Sandwiches, Mo:mos, Soup Items, Thukpa, Vegetable curries, Snacks, Dessert items i.e. Apple pie, Rice Pudding, Spaghetti Noodles


On the menu are Dal (lentils), Bhat (rice) & Tarkari (curry), Tibetan Bread, Various Soup Items, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni Dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potato Items, Vegetables, Salads, Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks

At high elevations, we highly recommend liquids such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (a necessity), as well as fresh vegetable items. Though there will be lots of non-vegetarian options, we will not encourage them because the meat in such establishments is unsanitary.

We strongly advise you to avoid dairy and cheese products, as well as alcoholic beverages, caffeinated beverages, and hot chocolates, as specialists advise against them on high-altitude hikes.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Costs

The cost of the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is largely determined by whether you are traveling alone or in a group. Group travel is less expensive, but private hikes offer more flexibility. The normal Everest Gokyo Lake Trek lasts 12 days and costs between $1050 and $1290, including domestic flights, trekking permits, food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), a professional trek guide, porter, lodging, and a certificate of completion. Group discounts are available.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Water and Electricity, Recharge

In all lodges, electricity for camera and phone recharge is available at an additional expense. During the trip, you can either buy pre-packaged mineral water or bring boiled water with you. You will also receive a water purifying pill. We advise against drinking water from rivers or taps because the water may be contaminated.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Travel Insurance

This Gokyo Lake trip requires travel insurance. Yolo Hike requires a copy of each trekker's full travel insurance policy certificate. Medical and emergency repatriation must be covered, as well as helicopter rescue and evacuation costs at high altitudes (up to 6000m). We can suggest insurance firms based on previous client referrals and our own experience, but we do not sell insurance policies.

After booking a trek, trekking members are kindly asked to give their comprehensive insurance information. We shall use the insurance policy and informational materials you supplied us in the event of an emergency. It will assist us in planning a rapid and efficient rescue effort, as well as a transfer for emergency medical assistance. Please double-check that your insurance is valid.

Group and Private Trek

Yolo Hike being an experienced and competitive agency we can arrange both group and private treks. Please be aware that if we add people to your group, it will no longer be considered a group trek, and you will not be eligible for any group-related discounts.

We can accommodate groups of any size. A group leader serves as a guide for each group, with a porter assigned to every two trekkers and an auxiliary guide for groups of more than 11 trekkers.


  • Q1. How Difficult is Gokyo Lake Trek?

    For a walk of this length at such a high altitude, this trek is considered 'moderate'. The summit, at roughly 5,400 meters, is the greatest altitude attained by trekking a path that ascends Gokyo Ri. Because the peak of Gokyo Ri is around the same altitude as Everest Base Camp, this journey is relatively low in altitude. However, you will not be sleeping at this level at any point throughout the trek, and there are fewer nights spent above 4000 meters than on the Everest Base Camp expedition, making it less risky in terms of altitude-related issues.

  • There are very few permits you need to complete Gokyo Lake Trek. You need to take a permit for the Sagarmatha National Park (where you will be trekking through) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll need a TIMS and a Sagarmatha National Park permit for this trek, as with all others in the park. The Sagarmatha National Park where you will be trekking is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll need a TIMS and a Sagarmatha National Park permit for this trek, as with all others in the park.

    If you are worried Yolo Hike will conclude it in the package where you will take your TIMS permit in Kathmandu so as Sagarmatha National Park permit in Monjo.

  • Yolo Hike is always concerned about your luxury and provides the best for our clients. Teahouses on the Gokyo Lakes trip, like elsewhere in the Khumbu region, are well-developed and relatively comfortable. This region offers a wide range of accommodations, from ultra-low-cost to high-end hotels with hot showers and electric blankets on the mattresses, similar to those found in Nepal's cities. However, not all accommodations, particularly in smaller villages, may be accessible in all grades.

    The cuisine will be delicious as well, with dishes like rice and curries, noodles, momos, soup, and Tibetan-style bread on the menu. Potatoes are a staple cuisine in the Khumbu region, and trekking lodge menus here feature them more prominently than elsewhere in Nepal, with fewer other fresh vegetables. As you climb higher, the amount of fresh food accessible decreases, and the cost of food increases.

  • The optimum periods to hike up to Gokyo are spring (March-May) and fall (October-November), as with most treks in Nepal (September-November). The weather is likely to be clear during these months, with pleasant daytime temperatures. The Khumbu region, on the other hand, is noted for being exceptionally chilly and dry, and due to the dry dust, many trekkers suffer the 'Khumbu cough.'

    Trekking is normally doable during the summer/monsoon and winter seasons, but you'll need to be prepared for harsh circumstances and may not obtain clear views.

    If you are not sure about choosing the correct season Yolo Hike will always be there to help you out simply email us at info@yolohike.com and we will reach you out with the information.

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