Gokyo Lakes Trek

Gokyo Lakes Trek

Gokyo Lakes Trek

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Gokyo Lakes Trek is backed by powerful assets that show you the stunning view of the mountains, the mind-blowing scenes of the blue lakes, and an accessible distance of the world’s largest glacier. Each of these deserves respect, and the best way to do it is by visiting them. The Gokyo Valley Lakes Trek is a combination of these powerfully made natural sceneries that our eyes love to enjoy without closing for a second.

Not only our eyes, but our feet also love to walk more and more in the beauties of the Gokyo Valley, which has been declared one of the best wetland areas in the world. And you don’t get such an opportunity often in your life because what you are going to see is a natural wonder, getting rewarded, and wrapping yourself in the natural beauties of nature that does not exist in other parts of the world.

Looking at this stunningly beautiful aspect of nature, your guide will softly say to you that you had the best view of Everest and other mountains from  Gokyo Ri. This may be opposite to the statement that you have heard, “Kalapathar is the best viewpoint to see Everest”. Between Gokyo Ri and Kalapathar, your mind is ready to switch from one to another, but when your guide prefers Gokyo Ri, it is final. This is one of the underlying factors that make you visit the Gokyo Valley.

When you reach the top of Gokyo Ri, you will enjoy the sweeping view of the surrounding area, exactly as your mind. You will reach a position to bookmark this view because you have already given thumbs-up, and after reading this introduction, you are already at a stage to sign up for the Gokyo Valley Lakes Trek, not only to see the loaded beauties but also to walk less challenging trekking trail in the Everest Region.

Everything is on your side; everything is inspiring, and they need to have experimented with this coming vacation. Gokyo Valley Lakes Trek is at the top of the list as well as your cup of tea, even if you can’t help falling in love with it. This is an example of the beauty that even time does not know how to define.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a long welcome walk by the Dudh Kosi River, one of the 7 Kosi Rivers in Nepal.
  • Swallow the beauty of the world’s 6th highest mountain (Cho-Oyu).
  • Have the most satisfying view of the world’s 5th and 4th highest mountains.
  • See, feel, and enjoy the culture of the Sherpa people.

Best Time to Trek the Gokyo Lakes

Many tourists come from around the world to visit Nepal in the months of March, April, and May because she has the finest weather in one way or another that will inspire the tourists who want to be under the blue sky. October is the best of all to visit Nepal because this is the month of the main festivals in Nepal. There is no doubt that the tourists will love October so much that they find everything in Nepal on their side. In addition, September and November cannot be ignored at all because they are also the best of the best to visit the Gokyo Valley.

How hard is Gokyo Lakes Trek ?

Any trek in Nepal demands 101% physical fitness from you because the trekking trail scales from 3000 to 5000 m. You are likely to be within these elevations. Unfortunately, some trekkers are affected by altitude mountain sickness as they ascend higher from 3000 m, but we don’t see such an issue in the Gokyo Lakes Trek. The trekking trail is easier than that of the Everest Base Camp Trek, but you have to accept the fact that you are heading to the top of a viewpoint as well as to the area where there is a glacier. The scenic places are the difficult sections of the trek but they will end before 24 hours.

How do I get to Gokyo Lake ?

Don’t worry because what you are doing is guided trekking with our experienced guide who knows the scenic places of the Gokyo Valley that every trekker loves to visit. Your guide will not only take you to Gokyo Lake but also to other lakes that lie near the lake. It is really good to trek with a trekking guide who knows many things that are out of the itinerary. This will benefit a lot of trekkers because they want to know a lot from traveling. This rule is applicable when it comes to walking inside the Gokyo Valley and knowing its beauties.

Trip Details

  Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
  • Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 4: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar
  • Day 5: Trek to Dole
  • Day 6: Trek to Machhermo
  • Day 7: Trek to Gokyo and its beautiful lakes
  • Day 8: Trek to Gokyo Ri and Dole
  • Day 9: Trek down to Namche
  • Day 10: Trek to Lukla
  • Day 11: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu


    • Welcome to the capital of Nepal, the largest city where every comfort of life is available. And it is here where we are located. Everything is within our reach. That’s why we are outside the airport to receive you. We love to take you to our office, but if you arrive after 6 PM, we will take you directly to the hotel. 

    • This might be your first mountain flight in your life. Where there are mountains, you will see the highest mountains in the world. Your trekking guide will show you through the window, and after some days, you are going to be near these mountains. After landing in Lukla, it is all about walking the easy trekking trail that goes uphill and downhill to Phakding. You are already walking inside the Sagarmatha National Park, the World Heritage Site.

    • Today you are heading to the largest Sherpa village in Nepal. Not only the largest, but it also has what you want to eat and what trekking equipment you want to buy. Since it lies at a higher elevation, you have to walk steep uphill, but before that, you walk easy suspension bridges where your legs will be relieved.

    • This is the day to prepare yourself for a higher elevation, and you do it by walking up to the Everest View Hotel, from where the stunning view of Everest can be had. The hotel that you visit is the best in the Everest Region and has branches in more than 4 villages. In addition to visiting this hotel, you also visit the museum.

    • You know very well that you are going to trek. That means there are uphill and downhill waiting for you. But the good thing about this uphill is it shows you a beautiful view of the lakes, including mountains like Lhotse and Ama Dablam, the world’s most beautiful mountain. Eventually, you will reach the top of the hill where Dole is located. Actually, you are in a viewpoint rather than a village.


    • Today you are going to walk the most scenic trekking trail of the Gokyo Lakes Trek because the view of the world’s 6th highest mountain keeps on coming to your eyes. The trekking trail that goes uphill might look like a long distance to be covered for you, but you know very well what you are supposed to do in this beautiful remote region. Thankfully, you are going to end this distance in a short period of time.

    • Since you are heading to an altitude of almost 5000 m, you know the trekking trail will be steep. And at this height, there are beautiful lakes. And they are 3 in number, and you are going to visit each of them. While our trekking guide accompanies you in a caring way, the view of Cho Oyu won’t stop satisfying your eyes. The guide takes you to glaciers and all the beautiful lakes of the region. Tonight, you will be at the base of Gokyo Ri.

    • Early in the morning before breakfast, head to the top of Gokyo Ri, from where you can see the iconic view of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, etc. After enjoying this view, trek downhill to reach Gokyo Ri, from where you will head to Dole by following the same trekking trail.

    • Retrace the trekking trai.

    • Retrace the trekking trai.

    • We always give prioritization to a morning flight. Say goodbye to the Everest Region. Also, enjoy the last view of the Everest Region from the window of a plane.

    • You will be picked up from the hotel and brought to the airport. We hope you enjoyed the company of our experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable guide.

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