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Gokyo Lake Valley Trek

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highlights
  • Visit historical Sherpa museum and Saturday market in Namche Bazaar.
  • Bird’s eye view from National park head quarter.
  • Live through Sherpa culture and a glimpse of Yeti head in Khumjung village.
  • Explore the Gokyo lake,View from Renjo pass ,explore the Thame monastery hidden valley.
The Gokyo trek is a great trekking trail in Nepal. The trek will provide you with superb views of the world's highest mountains, emerald green glacier lakes, and the world's second largest Ngozumpa glacier. From Gokyo Peak at around 5,300 meter you will get a 360 degree Himalayan panoramic view which is one of the best in Nepal, if not the best.

The trek begins with a 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, an airport and the main entrance point to the Everest region. The trail takes us through the lush Dudkosi valley having a rich flora and fauna. We will also encounter Sherpa villages and Buddhist monasteries. After 2 days we will arrive to Namche bazaar, the capital of the Everest region. We will be spending an extra day at Namche Bazar so as to acclimatize properly. During this day we will make a small excursion to a viewpoint where Mt. Everest can be seen.

After Namche Bazar we will follow the trail to Dole, Machhermo, Luza and finally we will arrive to Gokyo village. From Gokyo village we will hike up Gokyo Ri in the morning for a great sunrise over the Himalayas. Atop Gokyo Ri we get amazing views of Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu, including views of Gokyo's 5 green emerald lakes. Another highlight is the massive ice ridge between Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Gyangchung kang at 7,925m.

It is possible to do this trek all year around, and the best times are from the beginning of March to May and from September to December, as the weather is even more favourable. If you are able to walk 6 hours a day you can do this trek. If in doubt as to your physical fitness please add a porter upon booking.

We are looking forward to providing you with a great Himalayan adventure.
Day 1 Fly to Lukla(2810m) and Trek to Phakding(2610m) 3 hours Guest house

On the first day, we’ll board a flight to Lukla (2810m), from TIA. You will be able to enjoy the beauty of splendid hills, rivers and mountains during the 30 minutes long flight. On reaching Lukla airport, you’ll be introduced to your porter, and served a wholesome breakfast. After that, we will head north to Phakding (2620m). It is an easy 3 hour hike through the Dudhkoshi valley. We will head north from the airstrip to Chheplung (2700m) and cross the crystal clear Thadokoshi on a locally built suspension bridge. Past the bridge, you can witness KusamKanggru (6367m), which is one of the toughest mountains to conquer. Away from the ThadoKoshi, the trail continues towards the Ghat (2590m) and we will cross a ridge marked with painted Mani stones. We will carry on our mount to reach the beautiful tribal village of Phakding where you will stay overnight.

Day 2 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3445m) 6 hours Guest house

On our second day of trekking, we will head to Namche bazaar, celebrated village of Khumbu region. On our way to Naamche, we will cross the winding Dudhkoshi River 5 times on thrilling suspension bridges, covered with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. Then,We will continue your climb, which will bring you to Jorsale. From there, it’s a two and a half hour ascent to Namche, with two major viewpoints on your way. If you’re lucky, on a clear day, you can relish the hypnotic view of Everest. At Jorsale, you will enter Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where you’ll be required to verify your permits. After 5-6 hours of tough hiking, we’ll reach Namche Bazaar, the economic hub of the region, also, gateway to Everest.

Day 3 Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar. 4 hours Guest house

Adaptation to harsh geography and high altitude is vital before further continuing the ascent to avoid altitude sickness and other unwelcomed illness. You’ll be taken for a one day hike through the beautiful villages of Khunde and Khumjung. After getting back at Everest view hotel, you can go to look at the giant skull of a mystical creature “Yeti”, in a monastery in the region. You can also savor at a bakery at world’s highest altitude. On a fairly clear day, you can view breathtaking view of peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, and AmaDablam among others. The view of mountains from the Everest View Hotel, is also commendable. After a nourishing breakfast at the hotel, we will endeavor an hour long climb to the Syangboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will steadily ascend towards Khundu. On your way up, you can see century’s old Chorten (stone Buddhist monuments). From there, we will move eastwards to Khumjung, the largest settlement in the whole Khumbu region, at the lap of the holy peak of Khumbila. After savoring lunch at Khumjung, we will trail a slow climb to Everest View Hotel, from where you can again enjoy the view of Himalayas. The descend to Namche (3540m) is approximately 4/5 hours walk.

Day 4 Trek to Dole. (4150m) 6 hours Guest house

Now the trek enters above 4000m. A little climb to the ridge top out of Namche will grant us a glorious view of Everest and Lhotse. From there, we will continue the mainstream trail for some time. All through the trail, you can witness vendors selling Tibetan handiworks.After we arrive at the crossroad, which lies considerably high all above the DudhKoshi, the trail is divided. The upward trail, which we will follow stretches to Mon La Pass. The downhill trail leads to Everest base camp. We will now follow the pass to reach Phortse. At Phortse, we will roam and see the cultures at old monasteries, which have centuries soaked in them. We might also visit the local powerhouse, or even trek to the Luri peak. We will now trail steeply to rhododendron jungles, and, from there to settlements of Tonga and Gyele (3,960m). After that, we arrive at Dole. From here, we can have a spectacular view of Khumbila and Tawache (6,542m). We will explore around Dole, and stay overnight.

Day 5 Trek to Machhermo (4470m) 3 hours Guest house

The trek begins with a steady climb along the valley. The air is now thin, comparatively. The juniper forests now dominate the woods. As we go up, we can see beautiful summer settlements and grazing land throughout. The sight of tall silver mountains will be a treat, no wonder. Superb views of Cho Oyu, its neighboring peaks Kantega and Thamserku will feast our eyes. By noon, we will have arrived at Machermo (4,410m). We will spend the rest of the day exploring Machermo (4,410m) and spend the night there.

Day 6 Trek to Gokyo (4790m) day trip to Fifth Lake. 6 hours Guest house

After breakfast, we will continue the trail over the ridge for more exotic views. Majestic Cho Oyu stands tall, right in front of us. Below is the gorgeous view of Khantega gorge, innate. Beyond the edge, the valley extends as the trail goes side by side to Pangram at 4,390m. We descend down to the riverside, before we climb up to the fetal glacial deposit of the Ngozumpa glacier. Now, after a slightly higher ascent, we arrive at Gokyo, for a night stay. After the Lunch We will also visit and relish the sight of magnetic Forth and Fifth Lake for close view of Mt.Everest and many other mountains and take pictures. Trek back to Gokyo village where we spend our night.

Day 7 Trek down to Dole (4200m) after Gokro Ri 6 hours Guest house

Early in the morning, we will conquer 5463m high GokyoRi from where we can view outstanding Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu among others. We will hike to Fifth Lake from where the view of peaks is even better. We will then descend to Dole to spend the night.

Day 8 Trek down to Namche (3445m). 4 hours Guest house

We will continue our trek down the Sherpa villages of Khumjung, leaving the mountains in the backdrop. We will walk down to the village of Namche bazaar, the epitome of Sherpa culture. We will stay the night at a guest house in Namche.

Day 9 Trek down to Lukla (2830m). 7 hours Guest house

It is around a seven hour long walk downhill from Namche to Lukla. On this day, our time at the exotic Sagarmatha National Park will come to an end. Following day, we will board a plane to the capital. You will bid goodbye to this trek with a memorable walk down to Lukla.

Day 10 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. 45 minutes

Early morning air trip from Lukla to Kathmandu, back to your hotel. (Day 10) Early morning, we will catch a plane from Lukla to Kathmandu. Don’t forget to pick a seat on the right side, to see the insatiable mountains again. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted back to your hotel.

what’s included
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary trekking permits and TIMS cards
  • Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) including airport transfer.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit box available.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and cap.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, in case of emergency (actual flight to be paid by your Travel insurance).
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible
  • Gokyo valley trekking route map.
  • Assistant guide group size above 4+ person.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
what’s excluded
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Hotel and meals in kathmandu.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Drinks and beverages
  • All desserts, sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and camera battery or phone charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
  • Porter to carry your gear on the trek. Can be added while checkout.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 10 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
Trek difficulty Medium
Maximum altitude 5360 meters
meeting/Start point Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
4.8 - Excellent Based on 5 reviews
Amazing Trip!!
Anonymous From United States of America USA At
5 - Excellent
“Simply fantastic. The views were awesome, decent teahouses with really good food, made some fantastic friends & would use this same company again. The owner, Chattra was great & my guide, Ram Karki was the best guide anyone could ask for.”
The Mahestic Lakes and Magical Mountains
Sreela Shaji From India At
4 - Very Good
“I had been there to Gokyo in Oct 2016 and believe me this is a must do thing in your life..!!
The trek is about moderate to difficult grade and we did that in 10 days. Only suggestion I would leave is to add add an extra day ( last day , Namche to Phakding & to Lukla in a single strech is quite tiring ). Make sure you get to fly to and from Lukla in the mornings (the weather is quite unpredictable and flights might get cancelled )”
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Maxwell Cohen From United States of America USA At
5 - Excellent
“Amazing trek! The guide was awesome, very friendly staff, made for a perfect trip. would highly recommend to anyone looking to get into some nepalese trekking!!”
Gokyo Ri is Great!
Alexander Mohapel From Germany At
5 - Excellent
“Booking was super easy and Nepal Eco is a super professional company. I can fully recommend this setup.

Especially our guide shiva was very friendly. He knows nearly everything about the trek and Nepal. I will definitely come back and book again.”
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