Gokyo Lake Trek

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Start/End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Duration: 16 days

Difficulty: Medium to Hard

Maximum Elevation: 5,357 m (Gokyo Ri)

Best Time: October - November & March - April

Accommodation: Lodges/Tea houses

Gokyo is a high-altitude trek within the Everest region where you will observe Nepal's longest glacier, Ngazumpa Glacier, and a series of six beautiful high-altitude lakes. Gokyo and associated lakes have an entire area of 700 hectares and are known as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention in 2007. The alpine pasture and slopping mountains of the Gokyo Valley support varieties of species like the Kutki plant, Himalayan Thar, ounce, and Wood Snipe. This area is vital for several species of birds that migrate over the Himalayas. The side trip of the rocky peak, Gokyo Ri (5,357m), could be a tempting Himalayan viewpoint. You will see the vast bulk of the Ngazumpa glacier and Gokyo lakes within the settlement on the shores of the third lake. At an equivalent time from the Gokyo Ri, you can see four of the world's ten 8,000m mountains .i,e, Cho Oyo (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,485m), and Everest (8,848m). The highest of the Gokyo Ri has crisscrossed prayer flags that flutter within the fierce wind. Another side trip from Gokyo is further along the Ngazumpa Glacier through the valley on the moraine, with alpine pasture offering to soar and dramatic views of mountain peaks including Cho Oyu, Gychung Kang (7,922m), Mt. Everest, and therefore, 4th and 5th lakes. You will combine this trek with the Everest base camp trek by crossover a high-altitude pass called the Cho La (5,330m).

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Pick up at the airport in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,610 m / 8,563 ft)

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m / 11,286 ft)

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Namche Bazar to Phorste Thanga (3,675 m / 12,057 ft)

Day 06: Phorste Thanga to Dole (4,040 m / 13,254 ft)

Day 07: Trek Dole to Machhermo (4,470 m / 14,665 ft)

Day 08: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo (4,750 m / 15,583 ft)

Day 09: Visit the sixth lake 

Day 10: Ascend to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m /17,575 ft)

Day 11: Trek back to Dole

Day 12: Trek back to Namche Bazaar

Day 13: Trek back to Lukla

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 15: Leisure in Kathmandu

Day 16: Final departure, transfer to Kathmandu international airport

Trip Info

Gokyo Lake Trek Highlights 

  • Ascend Gokyo Ri for astounding views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse.
  • Trek to one of the beautiful passes of Nepal Chola La Pass
  • Walk along the off-beaten trail of the Everest Region
  • Explore the longest and biggest glacier in the Khumbu region - Ngozumpa Glacier
  • Encounter the four tallest peaks of the Everest region, Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse.
  • Acknowledge the lifestyle and rich culture of Tibetan Buddhism religion

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