Gokyo Lakes Trek

Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Highlights of Gokyo Lakes Trek

  • Visit to a group of six freshwater Gokyo Lakes all above 4,700m from the sea level
  • A 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu from Gokyo Ri at 5,357m height
  • Alluring scene of the world’s largest glacier, Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Variation in the Everest Region view from Syangboche View point, Gokyo Ri View point, Fifth Lake (above 5,000m) View point and Renjo La View point.
  • Face to face with culture, tradition, lifestyle, cuisines and hospitality in the Sherpa settlement areas in the high Himalayas

Gokyo Lakes Trek is the trekkers’ alternative choice to Everest Base Camp Trek for the tantalizing view around Mount Everest. Trekking to Gokyo Lakes bestows you a lifetime opportunity to visit the six freshwater lakes’ group all above 4,700m. You can find hundreds of Gokyo Lakes trek reviews with the captivating landscapes and mesmerizing mountain peaks view description. Trekking to Gokyo Lakes is full of beautiful knowledge of spending night at the altitude above 4,700m in Gokyo Village. Gokyo Valley Trekking is a moderate trekking comparing with the Everest region’s other trekking trails. Gokyo Ri top view of Mount Everest is even better than from Kala Patthar.

The major attractions of Gokyo Lakes Trekking are six lakes, Renjo La View, Syangboche View, Gokyo Ri View and Fifth Lake View. Gokyo Ri trek difficulty is not as strenuous as trekking to Everest Base Camp as its elevation is just 5,357m. From Gokyo Ri altitude, you see a 360-degree panoramic view of Mount Everest and peaks of Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Similarly, you can sight Ngozumpa Glacier, the world’s largest glacier and marvelous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyanchung. Ngozumpa Glacier has been a major attraction not only to the trekkers but for scientific study in the high Himalayas about the global warming.

Gokyo Lakes trek best time of the year is spring (March, April and May) and autumn (September, October and November). Other seasons are not as good as these seasons for Gokyo Lakes trekking because there is poor visibility around the Everest Region. Gokyo Lakes trekking starts from a beguiling scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then trekking to Phakding. Spending a night there, your team will move ahead to Namche where you can visit Namche monastery. You can see the typical culture, tradition, lifestyle and hospitality in the Sherpa settlement areas in the high Himalayan region. Trekking to Gokyo Lakes is totally teahouse trekking that from normal to quality resorts serve you delicious local and continental cuisines.

Day to Day Itinerary

OPEN ALL DAYS Outline Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our staff will transfer you to your hotel. In the evening you can stroll around Thamel, do some shopping or relax enjoying a drink. Your tour guide will give you a briefing of the trek ahead.

After breakfast you will go on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. Later in the day, you will return to Thamel and spend the evening here before dinner.

Early in the morning you will go to the airport. The flight is around 6:30 AM which will take 45 minutes before landing at Lukla (2,750 meters). After breakfast in Lukla, we will trek for around 4 hours and further, follow Dudhkoshi river before arriving the Sherpa village of Phakding for the overnight stay.

After breakfast, we will make an early start. Today we will do a scenic walk for around 7 hours to reach Namche Bazaar. After dinner, you will spend the night in a lodge.

Today you will relax for the day in acclimatizing, but make sure you take short hikes around Namche Bazaar to adjust yourself to the altitude. You can spend the evening enjoying a drink and stay overnight at a teahouse.

After breakfast, you will start the trek. Today the walking time is around 7 hours with beautiful views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and other peaks of the Himalayan Range. You will spend the night in Dole.

Today you will trek from Dole and gain a bit of altitude to reach Machchhermo. The walking time is around 6 hours with perfect views of glaciers along the route. Stay overnight in Machchhermo.

The walking duration today is a little less than 6 hours. The scenic route will make you forget all your tiredness and reward you will beautiful views of mountains everywhere until you reach Gokyo. The first view of turquoise waters of Lake Gokyo nestled in the mountains is an iconic scene that will last in your memory forever.

The beauty of the place is such that it demands you to stay and savour the beauty for at least a day. We recommend you to an easy climb of Gokyo Peak, which will reward you with captivating panoramic scenes of the mountain valley.

Today you will trek for around 5 hours to reach Dole, a Sherpa settlement. You will stay for the night here.

After breakfast, you will trek for a little less than 6 hours before arriving at Namche Bazaar. Here, you can charge your cameras, take a hot shower, surf the Internet catching upon social media and enjoy a drink before dinner. Sleep overnight in the bustling village of Namche Bazaar.

After breakfast, today you will walk for a little more than 5 hours before reaching Lukla. You will feel relaxed after taking a shower and dinner.

Catch an early flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, our staff will take you to your hotel. You can spend the day at leisure in Kathmandu and do some shopping before dinner.

Our staff will take you to the airport three hours before flight time.

Cost Details

  •  Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle will be done by Orbit Alpine Adventure free of cost
  •  3 star hotel or similar accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  •  Tea-house accommodation during the trekking 
  •   All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking is included
  •   Welcome and farewell dinner is included 
  •   All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  •  Domestic flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  •  An experience English speaking and government licensed trekking guide as well there will be assistance guide if group size is more than 6 person
  •  Potter service (2 trekkers: 1 potter)
  •  Trekking equipment like down jacket, trekking poles,  sleeping bag and duffel bag is given by Orbit Alpine Adventure at the end of trekking client have to return back to company
  •  Salary, insurance, equipment, domestic air fare, food and accommodation of guide and potters is included 
  •  All necessary paper work and trekking permit (national park permit, TIMS) will arrange by Orbit Alpine Adventure
  •  Medical kit (carried by our trekking guide)
  •  All government and local taxes
  •  Nepalese Visa fee
  •  Excess baggage charges 
  •  Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain or need extra day in mountain (due to any reason) than scheduled itinerary will have to bear by client.
  •  Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  •   Travel and rescue insurance (during adventure trip is compulsory)
  •  Personal expenses (phone calls, extra battery, bar bills, battery charge, extra potter, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  •  Tips for guides, potters, and drivers 

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