Gokyo Lake Trek

An experience of a life time around world highest mountains on trek to Gokyo Lake

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2-10 in Group
  • Max Elevation: 5,360m | 17,585ft


  • Scenic mountain flight during Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Trekking through famous and beautiful national park SAGARMATHA.
  • Explore the unique Sherpa village with their lifestyle.
  • Visiting Buddhist monuments along the journey.
  • Best view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyo, and Mt. Makalu from Gokyo Ri.
  • Lifetime experience after visiting the fifth Lake it is a real natural paradise.

About Gokyo Lake Trek

Nepal Spirit Adventure leads you to the exciting destinations in the Everest region at the beautiful Gokyo Lake Trek with fascinating scenery of high Himalayan peaks that encircle the tranquil emerald lake of Gokyo with an awesome panorama from high Gokyo Ri at 5,334 meters on the highest spot of this adventure.

How You Can Start This Trip

You can start Gokyo Lake Trekking with an ever-exciting sweeping flight to Lukla to start the trek to the famous Namche Bazaar with a wonderful view of snowcapped peaks and then towards scenic Gokyo Lake. On this Gokyo Lake Panorama, you will be well looked after with immense great service of Nepal Spirit Adventure management and expert guides including strong cheerful porters.

Gokyo Lake Trekking offers you marvelous views in the comfort of the nice and cozy lodge including excellent meals with Sherpa hospitality services and visiting the famous Thyangboche monastery with the beautiful forest surroundings overlooking Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and magnificent Mt Ama Dablam at close distance.

Besides being within giant peaks, the walk leads to traditional Sherpa villages and interesting monasteries with old Buddhist religions and cultures retaining their past traditional way of life to this day.

Flora and Fauna

Gokyo Lake Trek leads into the lovely forested area of rhododendron, pines, and fir tree lines and towards the arctic temperature zone with barren and icy landscapes. This is the trek where you can observe dramatic changes in vegetation and landscapes within a short period of time during this amazing adventure to Gokyo lake trekking.

On this unique Gokyo, Lake Panorama leads to the highest viewpoint at Gokyo Ri 5,334 m with an amazing panorama of the world 4 highest peaksCho-Oyu-Everest-Lhotse and Mt. Makalu, and adjoining peaks.

This fabulous trek concludes at Lukla with a panoramic flight back to Kathmandu after a remarkable time in the high mountains with the great services of Nepal Spirit Adventure including its friendly staff and guides.

Service Includes

Nepal Spirit Adventure is a Nepal based local trekking company, we organize Gokyo Lake  Trek every season with standard service all-inclusive experienced local guide, porter, hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast, flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu, Sagarmatha national park permit, lodge tea house accommodation along the trek, food 3 time a day breakfast, lunch dinner as well as we provide quality Gokyo  Panorama trekking equipment. Feel free to contact us for your better arrangement of Gokyo Panorama Trekking.

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On arrival in Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit guide or staff with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment we provide briefing trip details introduction with trek guide as well as lookup final trekking equipment overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic flight of 35 mins to Lukla with panorama views of mountains, on reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip start the trek towards Phakding on a good trail through traditional Sherpa farm villages with views of snow capped peaks after a good walk of 3-4 hours reaching at Phakding for an overnight stop in a nice lodge by the bank of Dudh Kosi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2,640m | 8,690ft
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 Hours
  • Transportation: Flight

The morning walk continues following the river upstream most of the way, crossing few bridges over the Dudh Kosi River and villages of Bhenkar and Monjo to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance, from here leading to Jorsalle village for lunch, and then walk for few hours to the last bridge leading with a steep uphill climb for few hours to Namche Bazaar, Namche with many facilities good stores, shops, restaurant, pubs, cyber cafe, post office and banks.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

A perfect spot for a rest day and acclimatization before heading higher area, at Namche one can relax or take a short hike to Everest View Hotel which takes almost 2 hours or walk up to the top of Namche for better views of Everest, Amadablam, and adjoining peaks, visit of the interesting museum.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m | 11,287ft
  • Walking Hours: 2-3 Hours

First-hour walk to Kyangima near Shanasa, chances of seeing some wildlife colorful Danphe pheasant (Impeyan Pheasant) National bird of Nepal and musk deer, and sometimes Himalayan Thar (mountain goat). From here our route diverts towards the north with a slow climb to the ridge at Mong 3,973 meters.

After Mong descends to Dudh Kosi at Phortse Thangka, from here continue to walk uphill to Dole through rhododendron forest and then fades to juniper and conifers trees, at Dole for an overnight stop with a view of Khumbila and Tawache peaks.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Dole
  • Altitude: 4,200m | 13,210ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours

After Dole, walking along the valley on a gradual trail for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325m and to Luza at 4,390m; then skirting around the ridgeline with the first glimpse of Machherma, located below a small valley, finally reaching at Machherma for lunch and overnight stop after a good scenic walk, afternoon free for acclimatization for a short hike for views of Mt. Cho Oyo 8,210m and all the mountains that flank the Ngozumba Glacier.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Machherma
  • Altitude: 4,410m | 14,620ft
  • Walking Hours: 4 Hours

The morning walk leads to Gokyo Lake following a scenic trail to Pangka 4,545m, then climbing a rocky path into ablation valley passing the first lake and second lake, then reaching the third lake called Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake. Bank of the Lake a summer settlement of Gokyo at 4,790 meters, after lunch a short walk of the lake with a view of Mt. Cho Oyoworld’s 06th highest, and Gyachung Kang with a reflection on emerald Gokyo Lake.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Gokyo Lake
  • Altitude: 4,790m | 15,155ft
  • Walking Hours: 4 Hours

Morning hike to Gokyo Ri 5,357m, offers a panorama of world’s highest peaks from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest,Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche, and to the east rises Mt. Makalu. After a mesmerizing time at Gokyo Ri descend to Gokyo for lunch and then a short walk to Na or further beneath Ngozumba Glacier with the rest of the afternoon free at leisure to enjoy the surrounding views.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Gokyo Lake
  • Altitude: 4,790m | 15,155ft
  • Walking Hours: 3 Hours

From here on a quiet trail to Phortse above Dudh Kosi River, walk leads on the gradual winding downhill path to a sleepy village at Phortse, seldom visited by other trekkers on this route to this village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Phortse
  • Altitude: 3,800 | 12467ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours

After Phortse walk leads on the less trekked route to upper Pangboche village near the old monastery after few hours of interesting trek, from here on the downhill trail to the bridge over the Imjatse River. After the bridge back into tree lines and lush vegetation of rhododendron, oaks, birch, and pine trees, the walk climb for an hour or more to reach a beautiful spot at Thyangboche monastery. A nice scenic place surrounded by peaks including views of Mt. Everest and Amadablam, here visit the interesting monastery.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Thyangboche
  • Altitude: 3,867m | 12,687ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours

Today a long day walk of this adventure on a downhill to Imjatse River, from here a steep winding walk to Sanasa located on a high ridge with fantastic views of snow-capped peaks with Everest and majestic Ama-Dablam. From here heading back on the main trail to Namche Bazaar, with a pleasant break for lunch, and then slowly descend towards the river valley to reach Monju village near the Sagarmatha National Park gate.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Monju
  • Altitude: 2,830m | 9,284ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

Morning walks on a pleasant path most of the way reaching Phakding and then retrace the walk back to Lukla with the last climb for an hour, on reaching Lukla celebrate last night's dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2,840m | 9,318ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours

From Lukla morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu with fantastic views of mountains from the plane on landing at Kathmandu airport, our staff transfers you back to the hotel around the Thamel area with the rest of the day free at leisure we invite you farewell dinner overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast,
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: 35 MI-Flight

After a wonderful time around Gokyo Lake Panorama trekking with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Cost Details

  • Airport Arrival & Departure: All Arrival and departure transfers from the airport to a hotel and vice versa with our staff to pick you up.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Two nights 3star hotel in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast basis.
  • Domestic Flight: Domestic airfare from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu as per the trip itinerary with departure airport tax.
  • Lodge Accommodation in Trek: Clean lodges-teahouses along the trek on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Trekking Food: Inclusive Breakfast, lunch & dinner 3 times a day.
  • Trekking Guide: Experience local trek guide including his daily wages such as food, salary, accommodation, flights, and insurance.
  • Trekking Porter: We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers including his daily wages such as food, accommodation, equipment, and insurance.
  • Assistance Trek Guide: We provide one assistance trek guide for above 5 people in a group including his daily wages such as food, salary, accommodation, flights, and insurance.
  • Trek Permit: Applicable Trekking (TIMS) and Everest national park permit fees.
  • First Aid: Inclusive first aid medicine along the Gokyo Panorama trek.
  • Trekking Equipment: Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag.
  • Helping Hand: Coordination of service for emergency and rescue operations.
  • Taxes: Government and related local taxes.
  • Farewell Melas: We invite one meal dinner or lunch.
  • International Airfare & Nepal Visa: International Airfare-Nepal Entry Visa- Personal Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of personal nature-gratitude bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot shower (Tips), and, meals in Kathmandu as per the Itinerary.
  • Extra Luggage Charge: Excess baggage charges on the domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment: Personal trekking equipment (You can buy it in Kathmandu at a reasonable price).
  • Trek & Travel Insurance: Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation or Heli and personal medical kit.
  • Note: Early return from the trips or breaking up the journey due to personal/medical reason clients has to bear the extra expenses in Kathmandu. and other related expenses as there will be no refund from the company in this situation.

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates private trek can be organized at any time of the year.

Useful Information

Kathmandu Airport Arrival Pickup

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative will receive you as per your flight landing hours with your name on the display board of Nepal Spirit Adventure then transfer you to your respective hotel in Kathmandu. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek as well as you may have a question and answer about the trip.

Hotel In Kathmandu

We provide 3*** stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis with breakfast inclusive. If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request the single supplement (which will be an extra cost besides the trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us.

Accommodation in Trekking

We provide accommodation in teahouses- mountain lodges. A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses / Lodge have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with extra charge in using hot showers.

Trekking Foods

As per your trek booing with us, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and Dinner are provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat-rice and lentils, and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses' restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water

Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy it from every local shop and lodge. Remember! River, spring, and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, can't drink without adding water purification pills or filter then will be suitable to drink. You can buy also boiled water from every lodge. Boiled water and sealed packed water cost $1-2dollars per letter and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and packed the extra cost for all the table drinks.

Health and Fitness Required

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in participating for trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with a morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or months before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non-technical effort walks. The highest height gain on this trip is at 5,360m is Gokyo Ri Top above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and riverside as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult their medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Crews

Nepal is a mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by an experienced and qualified guide and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our experienced guide provides with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed by Nepal Government, certify by TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by the expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helper in certain conditions.

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porter's welfare as well as the client’s safeties.
We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20-25 KG.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek

We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240volts50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath, and possibly light-headedness, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you to deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size

We organize any route of Nepal trek with a fixed departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be 2 maximum group size is 10 or more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.