A view from Gokyo Ri - a small peak near Gokyo Village - on the Gokyo Trek

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Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek

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It's a perfect medium difficulty trek. Both guide and company very professional.
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Gokyo Valley Circuit trek

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We did Gokyo Ri trek in August. Being it monsoon season, our biggest concern was the weather. We wer ...
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12 Days Gokyo Valley Trekking

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We were a pair, that just finished the Gokyo trip. The experience was amazing, and Trekking Planner ...
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Gokyo Valley Trek

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My name is Beattie, I'm 21, an Australian studying in the US and I just completed a 10 day trek
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  • Operator Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd Active 42 seconds ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek

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Amazing!!!! If you're looking for an alternative track to Everest Camp, with less crowds and less co ...
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Gokyo Lake Trek

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Unfortunately, due to weather conditions our trip to Gokyo Lake was canceled. Mr Prakash arranged in ...
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Gokyo Valley Trek & Kathmandu City Tour (15 Days)

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Felt at home. Very nice hotel and the staff is very cooperative and we enjoyed a lot
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  • Operator Alpine Club of Himalaya Active 18 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

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Ganesh (Glorious Himalaya) organized a Gokyo-EBC Trek for me. As I was trekking alone, I could chang ...
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Gokyo Valley Trek

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Great view on this trek. With the experience of our wonderful guide we got to see all the special p ...
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  • Operator Unique Adventure International Pvt Ltd Active 9 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trekking

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13 day trekking tour through Phakding, Namche Bazar, Phortse Thanga and 8 other destinations in Nepal. Read More
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Everest Gokyo Lake 11 Days

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11 day trekking tour through Phakding, Namche Bazar, Phortse Thanga and 5 other destinations in Nepal. Read More
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  • Operator Nepal Lion Tours and Treks Pvt Ltd Active 13 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Gokyo Lake Trek

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I am 71 and in reasonably good shape and was able to summit Gokyo RI at 17,583 ft one
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Gokyo & the Renjo La

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A quick note to say how great our trek was! It really was fantastic. We had an excellent group with
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Gokyo Lake Trekking

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15 day trekking tour through Kathmandu, Phakding, Namche Bazar and 5 other destinations in Nepal. Read More
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Gokyo Lakes Trek Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 114 customer reviews
Gokyo Trek Reviewed Tour: Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek
5 - Excellent
  • Ivan Lys-Dobradin
  • From USA
“I do not even know where to begin. This was one of the best trips I have ever taken. It was a life-changing experience.

Our guide Kedar was extremely knowledgable and helpful. He answered every question. He made sure that every teahouse we stayed in was top-notch. He addressed all of my concerns. Kedar went above and beyond to make sure this was the experience of a lifetime.

Our porter Tika was also professional. Always smiling and in a good mood. Truly an incredible individual.

Words cannot express how beautiful the sights are on this trek. From the first view of Everest near Namche Bazar, to Cho-Oyu as you trek towards Gokyo. The lakes and the Ngozumpa glacier, and the climax, the views on Gokyo Ri and Renjo Pass. Every day brings with it views that will leave you speechless.

I highly recommend this trek for anyone interested in the Everest region.

I will be going back to the Himalayas and when I do I will be using this same company, I will be requesting Kedar as my guide, and I will be requesting Tika as my porter.

Thank you NEPAL ECO!”
Perfectly & professional organized Gokyo Trek! Reviewed Tour: Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
5 - Excellent
  • Danny Hollebeke
  • From Belgium
“Ganesh (Glorious Himalaya) organized a Gokyo-EBC Trek for me. As I was trekking alone, I could change my program anytime. I could count on him all the time, so I managed to make a great trek (my 9th in Nepal!). My guide Shiva was amazing: always there when I needed him, not there when he realized I wanted to be on my own and enjoy the fantastic views. A great experience, would always recommend Ganesh & his team. I hope to realize my last "dream trek" also with them: Mustang!”
Very nice trek with a guide named Kedar Karki working for Nepal Eco adventure. Reviewed Tour: Gokyo Renjo La Pass Trek
5 - Excellent
  • Cornel Ziman
  • From Romania
“It's a perfect medium difficulty trek. Both guide and company very professional.”

Gokyo Lakes Trek - Overview

Looking for a beautiful trek in the Everest Region with fantastic views of the world’s highest mountains but want to avoid the crowds? Then the Gokyo Lakes Trek is the trek you're looking for.

Stupa near Namche Bazar with Mount Everest and Lhotse in the background
A trekker near the Ngozumpa glacier, located just next to Gokyo Village.
Views of the Himalayas from Machhermo village on the way to Gokyo Village, and lakes
Trekking up Gokyo Ri - view back at Gokyo Village

Situated in the Sulu Khumbu region, the Gokyo Lakes Trek will provide you with quieter surroundings but still jaw-dropping views of the world’s 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th highest mountains - Everest (8850 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Makalu (8463 m) and Cho Oyu (8201 m) respectively. You will follow the Dudh Kosi river up the Gokyo valley to meet its source, the enormous Ngozumpa Glacier. You then open out to see the dazzling series of emerald green lakes, surrounded by rough, lofty and beautiful mountain terrain.

The Gokyo Lakes Trek will take you through traditional Sherpa villages, notably the village of Gokyo, where not only will you experience local Sherpa culture, but also many herds of yaks – the native hardworking animals of the Sulu Khumbu region. The trek finishes with an early morning trek up Gokyo Ri (5367 m) from which you will be rewarded with unforgettable mountain views of the whole Sulu Khumbu region. For those who are seeking that extra challenge, this is an ideal trek. We promise, you will not be disappointed.

Gokyo Lakes Trek - Trekking Facts

Trek Difficulty: Level 3 - Medium
Trek Duration: 11 days
Remoteness: Fairly Remote
Max Altitude: 5357 Meters at Gokyo Ri
Accommodation: Teahouses / Guesthouses / Lodges
Best Season: Mar-May, Oct-Nov
Transport To/From Trek: Flight to the town of Lukla; also accessible by taking a bus to Shivalaya and then a few days of trekking up to Lukla.

Required permits:

  1. Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card
  2. Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  3. No restrictive permits are required for the Gokyo trek
Gokyo Lakes Trek map
Gokyo Lakes Trek Map

Gokyo Lakes Trek - Itinerary

The sparkling, pristine green waters of Gokyo Lake - one of five emerald green lakes near Gokyo Village.

The following is a standard itinerary for the Gokyo Lakes Trek. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 1: Fly to Lukla (2860 m) and trek to Phakding (2620 m)
  • Day 2: Trek to Namche (3445 m)
  • Day 3: Namche Bazar acclimatization day + walk to Khunde, Khumjung and Everest View Hotel and back to Namche.
  • Day 4: Trek to Dole (4150 m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Machhermo (4470 m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Gokyo (4790 m) Explore around village and Ngozumpa glacier.
  • Day 7: Early morning climb up to Gokyo Ri (5357 m) for sunrise view. Then down to village and rest or walk to fifth lake and back to Gokyo village.
  • Day 8: Trek down to Dole (4150 m)
  • Day 9: Trek back down to Namche (3445 m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Lukla (2860 m)
  • Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu

An alternative Gokyo Lakes trekking itinerary passes via the Renjo La Pass. By taking that route instead you can trek in a circular route, often lasting 12 days in total. 

Alternative treks:

The Khumbu region offers other trekking options besides the 10-12-day Gokyo trek:

  • Gokyo and Everest Base Camp trek is similar to this trek. It explores the Base Camp area as well as the Gokyo valley and can be completed in 14 days.
  • The standard Everest Base Camp trek is another trek in the Everest region and it takes 12 days to complete.
  • If you have less time on your hands then you may want to opt for the Everest Panorama trek, which is a 7-day trek that shows you the beauty of the Everest region within a week.
Beautiful landscape of Gokyo lake and village, with the Ngjumba Glacier in the background.

Gokyo Lakes Trek - Safety considerations

We take safety very seriously here at BookMundi, as do all the trekking agencies on Bookmundi.com. All our trekking agencies are assessed on their safety standards after every trek, via trekkers’ feedback. They will therefore go through safety procedures with you during your pre-trek meeting. However, please note the following particulars for the Gokyo trek:

  • This is a high altitude trek and therefore careful acclimatization is needed.
  • Ensure acclimatization days are taken during the trek to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Please make sure you are well prepared for the climate for that part of the season. In the Khumbu region, temperatures can drop to below freezing in late autumn and early spring. The temperature dip even further down during winters.