Gokyo Lake Trek

Discover the stunning Gokyo Lake region in Nepal with the unforgettable Gokyo Lake Trek. Immerse yourself in the warm-hearted Sherpa culture as you journey through the Sagarmatha National Park, home to unique flora and fauna. At over 5,000m, Gokyo Lake is the world's highest freshwater lake, and you'll cross the high route pass of Cho La at 5,330m for an even more thrilling adventure.

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Khumbu region, including the valleys, forests, waterfalls, and glaciers. The trek showcases some of the world's tallest mountains, such as Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m). Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries and Nepali and Tibetan villages, gaining a deeper appreciation for their unique traditions and lifestyles.

Destination Unlimited has been providing transportation services and expert guides to explore the Himalayan terrain since 2010. We prioritize your safety and comfort, ensuring an incredible stay in Nepal and unforgettable memories on the Gokyo Lake Trek. Book now for an unforgettable adventure!

Trip Highlights of Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Beautiful Gokyo Lake
  • Gokyo Ri 5300
  • Gokyo Valley
  • Namche Bazaar

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Half Day Sightseeing and trek preparation
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,850 m), trek to Phakding (2,652 m): 3 - 4 hours
  • Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 05: Namche Bazaar: acclimatization
  • Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Village (3810 m): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 07: Phortse Village to Machharmo(4,470 m): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 08: Machharmo to Gokyo (4800 m): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m) and hike to fifth lakes: 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 10: Gokyo to Dole: 3 - 4 hours
  • Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazaar: 4 - 5 hours
  • Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 8 hours.
  • Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m) Upon your arrival, our representative will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The afternoon will be free for you to get a first taste of Nepali life in Kathmandu. Over night at Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02 :Kathmandu: Half Day Sightseeing and trek preparation Today we will take a tour around the city of Kathmandu, visiting the one of major world heritage sites such as; Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will be guided and informed by a licensed guide. Over night at Kathmandu.
  • Day 03 :Fly to Lukla (2,850 m), trek to Phakding (2,652 m): 3 - 4 hours We fly to Lukla or Manthali Airport, Ramechhap( 4 hours Drive from Kathmandu) through the glorious Himalayas and landing at one of the world’s most unique airport on our third day of the journey. We then trek for 3-4-hour trek along few water streams and come across a couple of Buddhist monasteries before reaching the village of Phakding. Over night at tea-house Lodge.
  • Day 04 :Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m): 5 - 6 hours After our breakfast, we start our day by trekking along Dudh Koshi River. We cross some suspension bridges to enter Sagarmatha National Park. After few hours of the trek through the lush Himalayan forest, we reach the village of Namche Bazaar. Over night at Tea-house Lodge
  • Day 05 :Namche Bazaar: acclimatization In the Sherpa market town of Namche Bazaar, we will catch our first glimpse of Everest. We will spend an extra day here to acclimatize. Later, we hike up to Hotel Everest View to relish the stunning view of the Himalayas featuring Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, and the other gigantic Himalayas. Over night at tea-house Lodge
  • Day 06 :Namche Bazaar to Phortse Village (3810 m): 5 - 6 hours We start our day with a pleasant walk to the traditional Sherpa village Phorte. We trek through some alpine Himalayan forests with the view of Ama Dablam, Cho-Oyu, and Khumbila. We cross a suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River before reaching Phortse. Over night at tea-house Lodge
  • Day 07 :Phortse Village to Machharmo(4,470 m): 5 - 6 hours Trekking through an easy grassy path, we pass several water streams, waterfalls, bridges, and forests till we reach Sherpa villages of Lhabarma and Luza. We enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Cho Oyu as we climb up a couple of ridges and reach Machharmo. Over night at tea-house Lodge
  • Day 08 :Machharmo to Gokyo (4800 m): 5 - 6 hours We have a relatively steep climb to begin the day. Due to the altitude, we may experience altitude sickness. However, we will have the beautiful view of the Himalayas to compensate our struggle. Trekking along the moraine of Ngozumpa Glacier, we reach marvelous Dudh Pokhari Lake. We trek for a couple of hours to reach Gokyo. Over night at tea-house Lodge
  • Day 09 :Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m) and hike to fifth lakes: 5 - 6 hours Chasing the outstanding view of gargantuan mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Pumori, Thamserku, Khangteka, Tensum Khang Gunnel, and Cho La Che, we climb up the stunning Gokyo Ri viewpoint. Gokyo Ri hosts the spectacular view of the aforementioned Himalayas. We then hike towards the five lakes in this region before trekking downhill to Gokyo valley. Over night at tea-house Lodge
  • Day 10 :Gokyo to Dole: 3 - 4 hours Trekking along some lush forests, steep ridges, and water streams, we cross a wooden bridge over Dudh Koshi River. We trek for an hour or two after crossing the bridge and reach Dole. Dole offers us an immersive experience of the culture of Sherpa people. Over night at tea-house Lodge
  • Day 11 :Dole to Namche Bazaar: 4 - 5 hours We trek downhill along Dudh Koshi River enjoying the magnificent panorama of the Himalayas like Ama Dablam(6812m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Everest till we cross a suspension bridge. After crossing the bridge, we trek for few hours and reach Namche Bazaar. Over night at tea-house Lodge
  • Day 12 :Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 8 hours. On our final day of hiking, we will enjoy the vista of majestic mountains, serene nature and traditional villages as we make our way to Luckla. Trekking through rhododendron forest, we pass some steep ridges while recall the great experiences we have just shared in our trek. Over night at tea-house Lodge
  • Day 13 :Fly to Kathmandu The last day involves flying back to Kathmandu (35 mins), checking into the hotel. The rest of the time in the capital city can be used to buy souvenirs and enjoy the sights and sounds before departing. Evening farewell Cultural Dinner. Over night at tea-house Lodge
  • Day 14 :Final departure As per flight schedule our company representative will take you to the airport. In case our country has enchanted you so much you desire to further explore, we are always there to extend your trip.

Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers 
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Tea-house Lodge during the Trekking
  • Experience, Government Licensed English-speaking Guide
  • Porters : 2 Member one porter
  • Domestic Airfare/ Ktm-Luckla-Ktm. Airport Tax
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
  •  Every meals cup of tea or coffee
  • All Trekking permits and Necessary documents 
  •  Sleeping bag, Down Jacket( If Necessary) & Duffle bag by company
  •  Staff insurance, medication and equipment,
  •  First Aid Kit and Special Care
  •  Rescue arrangements for our clients
  • All Govt. and Local Taxes
  • Trekking Certificate from Destination Unlimited Treks

Cost Excludes

  •  International airfares
  • Travel/trekking insurance
  • Kathmandu sightseeing  Entrance fees
  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  •  Khumbu Tax Worth 20$
  • Mountain rescue charges or insurance
  • Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic) and Hot Drinks
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Additional food or drink on trek in addition to three standard meals
  • Personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc
  • Tips, Hot Showers
  • Which is not mentions in Cost Included Section.
Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews
  • Benjamin Ho



    Superb trek as it was my first time visiting the Everest Region. Been watching documentaries about Lukla Airport and being there for the very first time myself was simply breathtaking. Being able to go beyond 5000m and safely back was an achievement for myself. Thankful for great weather along the trek, except for a slight hiccup at the end of the trek, stranded at Lukla for a day. Overall, the trip was fun, an eye-opener and it was always great with Dev (our guide), MaMaR, and Padam. Thanks again to Mr Ashok for arranging everything for us, including the short escapade to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot during our last 2 days. Continue to keep up the good service and God bless!

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Key Information

  • Trip Cost US$ 1280
  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Max Altitude 5357m
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No of people Price P.P
1-1 Pax US$ 1280