Gokyo Lakes Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 10+ years old
  • max group size 35
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +12
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  • Trek to the beautiful Gokyo Lakes
  • Enjoy magnificent views of the Himalayas from Gokyo Ri
  • Cross the Renjo La Pass
  • Explore the fabled Everest region
Be part of this 12-day, guided trek and get the chance to visit the Gokyo Lakes, glistening bodies water high up in the Himalayas that are fed by the surrounding glaciers. Your journey starts in Kathmandu with a short flight to the airstrip in Lukla.

Hit the trail for Namche Bazaar and continue your journey to the Gokyo Valley via Dole and Machhermo to reach the Gokyo Lakes. Explore the glistening bodies of water and enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas from Gokyo Ri before heading back to Lungden via the Renjo La Pass. Then continue your downhill journey via Thame and Namche to reach Lukla, from where you will catch your flight home.

The Gokyo Valley is home to six glacial lakes that hold special significance to both Hindus and Buddhists. It is also known for Gokyo Ri (5,357m), which offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Although not as well known as Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, the views of Mount Everest from Gokyo Ri are said to surpass those from Kala Patthar. Other peaks that you can see from Gokyo Ri include Mount Cho Oyo (8,153m), Mount Makalu (8,475m) and Mount Lhotse (8,511m).

The other highlight of this trip is the Ngozumba Glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal that is also the source of the lakes in the Gokyo Valley. The best months for this trek are from September to December and February to May.

5 - Excellent
Based on 65 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 08 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Nepal Climbing Adventure Pvt. Ltd. tour
“It is very best experience that i never did in my life before. Very thanks Chris to give us a very good guilds to complete the challenge and also very take care about us. If i got another chance to hike at Nepal, I'm sure i will find Chris again to become our tour guild!”
Nepal Climbing Adventure Pvt. Ltd. responded to this review on : “Greetings from NCA Team!!

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  • Jaroslav
  • From Czech Republic
  • On Oct 22 2019
5 - Excellent
Jaroslav's review for another Nepal Climbing Adventure Pvt. Ltd. tour
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  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 29 2018
5 - Excellent
Review for another Nepal Climbing Adventure Pvt. Ltd. tour
“Nepal Climbing Adventure Pvt. Ltd. Is the best company. I know Mr.Krishna long time he are very friendly man.Have good staff & professional guides.”
Nepal Climbing Adventure Pvt. Ltd. responded to this review on : “Hello and Namaste!!
Thank you very much for taking the time to share the highlights of your trip to Nepal here on BM.

It has been our pleasure making your trip very memorable and pleased to know that you have thoroughly enjoyed.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in near future.

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  • Day 1: Kathmandu – Lukla flight & trek to Phakding
  • Day 2: Phakding – Namche Bazaar
  • Day 3: Acclimatisation at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 4: Namche Bazaar – Dole
  • Day 5: Dole – Machhermo
  • Day 6: Machhermo – Gokyo Lakes
  • Day 7: Climb Gokyo Ri
  • Day 8: Trek to Lungden & cross the Renjo La Pass
  • Day 9: Lungden – Thame
  • Day 10: Thame – Namche Bazaar
  • Day 11: Namche Bazaar – Lukla
  • Day 12: Lukla – Kathmandu (flight)
  • Airport pickup and drop-off. Domestic flight tickets: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking tour guide
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park permits and Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality tax
  • A first aid medical kit & an oximeter
  • A sleeping bag, down jacket & a duffel bag (to be returned after the trek is over)
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Nepal visa fees (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days)
  • International flight tickets
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (we can assist with booking hotel in the city if required)
  • Travel insurance covering high-altitude climbing as well as accidents, emergencies and chopper evacuation
  • Meals except those mentioned on the itinerary. Bar and beverage bills
  • Expenses that are personal in nature, such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc
  • Porter for carrying luggage (can add on when booking)
  • Tips to your guide and porter
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section or the itinerary
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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