Gokyo lakes trek

Gokyo lakes trek 11 Days US$1157

About Gokyo valley trek

Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek is a mesmerizing journey that takes you deep into the heart of the Himalayas. This trek is known for its stunning views of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu. The trek is also famous for the beautiful turquoise lakes that are scattered along the trail, known as the Gokyo Lakes.

Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek is a journey of a lifetime that takes you through the heart of the Himalayas. The trek offers stunning views of the world’s highest peaks and the beautiful Gokyo Lakes. The trek requires some physical endurance, but the rewards are worth it. The Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you will never forget.

Trip Fact


Everest, Nepal


11 Days



Group Size

Min 2 Persons

Max altitude

Gokyo Ri 5360 m / 17585 feet

Best time

March, April, May & Sept, Oct, Nov


Trekking & Sightseeing


Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels


3 Meals a day (BLD)


Flight, Drive & Walking

Start from

Kathmandu- Lukla

End at

Lukla - Kathmandu

Gokyo lakes trek overview

It takes 10 to 14 days to complete Gokyo ri trek walk around Everest and Gokyo lakes trek from Kathmandu. Difficulty level associated with the trekking is moderate. Gokyo trek takes the trekkers in the best view point of Gokyo valley Nepal. Everest Gokyo lakes trekIncredible view of Mount Cho Oyu, Makalu, Everest, other surrounding peaks and the largest glacier of Nepal spellbound explorer during the journey.

The Gokyo lake trekking is a popular and amazing route to go to discover Gokyo valley Nepal. Lakes lie high in the Sagarmatha National Park. It features incredible turquoise glacial lakes in a set enveloped by tallest peaks. Trekking route pass through exciting scenic ridges, forests filled, river, bridges, with shrines on top, the alpine valleys, charming little hamlets and glacial moraines.

The Gokyo valley is an attractive trekking place in the Khumbu area. Most trekking takes place in March to May and September to December because these months are the best time of year for Gokyo ri trek. During these time periods, the weather condition of the place likely to be comfortable, clear and warm during daytime.

Is Gokyo lakes trek right for you?

Gokyo Lakes Trek is a challenging journey, but the rewards are worth it. The trek offers a unique combination of stunning scenery, cultural experiences, and physical challenges. The trail passes through some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet and provides a glimpse into the lives of the Sherpa people.

How hard is Gokyo Trek?

Uphill walking distance from Gokyo lakes to gokyo ri is 570 meters / 1870 feet. It is the most difficult part of whole Gokyo lakes trek or Gokyo ri trek. It is worth the hike and it is incredibly beautiful. Trekking to Gokyo valley is quite expensive, it can cost from $1075 up to 1750 depend on the quality of service. The maximum elevation of this trek should be Gokyo ri 5357 meters / 17575 feet above sea level. If you interested to visit naturally beautiful valley of Everest trekking region fell free to write us to get the Gokyo Ri trek trip quote. Make Gokyo valley trek a lifetime experience to remember.

Gokyo lakes trek highlights

  • Discover crystal-clear Gokyo lakes, alpine meadows & surrounding mountains around Gokyo valley Nepal.
  • Hiking Gokyo Ri to enjoy panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, other mountains, glaciers and lakes.
  • Feel the pristine ambiance in off-the-beaten-path of Everest to reach turquoise Gokyo lakes a Ramsar site (wetlands).
  • Experience the Sherpa culture, history, hospitality and learn about Hindus & Buddhist way of life in Khumbu.
  • Discover the sloppy moraines of Ngozumpa glacier the largest glacier of Nepal.
  • Explore verity of flora & fauna, birds, biodiversity and wilderness in Sagarmatha national park.
  • Travel around Sherpa villages, cross suspension bridges, prayer wheels, colorful flags, Mani stones etc.
  • Gokyo ri trek is a fantastic experience that combines natural beauty, adventure, and cultural immersion.

Gokyo lakes trek itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

After arrival in Kathmandu Airport (TIA) Nepal, our representative will welcome you and transfer to hotel by private vehicle. At hotel he/ she will give short briefing about program agreement and day to day plan. Check into hotel, use free time to take rest, relax and explore around Thamel.

Elevation: 1,400 meters / 4593 feet.

Today is the final day of Nepal trip! Our representative will drop you to airport 3hrs before schedule flight. “Wishing you a safe journey! We look forward to our paths crossing again someday.”

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What are included in this package?

  • Airport pickup and drop service by private vehicle
  • Round trip flights Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Full board 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during trekking
  • Best lodge accommodation during trekking period twin sharing basic
  • Professional English speaking guide trained by Government of Nepal
  • Highly experience staffs (2 guests: 1 porter basic)
  • Trekking route map, trip achievement certificate
  • Sagarmatha national park permit and PRM permit
  • Government taxes & office service charge


  • Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, internet, hot shower, battery recharge & gears etc
  • Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
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Where is Gokyo lake located?

Gokyo Lake is located in Everest region, Solukhumbu district, Koshi providence of Nepal. Tese turquoise lakes are situated beside the Ngozumpa Glacier one of the longest glacier in the Himalayas. Gokyo lakes are known as the world’s highest freshwater lake system.

How to reach Gokyo lakes from Kathmandu?

Gokyo lake journey begins from Kathmandu either with Lukla flight then trek or drive to Tham danda then trekking to Gokyo valley Nepal via Namche bazaar. Gokyo valley not accessible by road, hiking is only way to reach Gokyo lakes from Kathmandu.

How long is Everest Gokyo lakes trek Nepal?

Typically, Everest Gokyo Lakes trek takes around 12-14 days to complete. Exact length of the trek may very depend on itinerary, fitness level, acclimatization needs and weather conditions. Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and turquoise blue lakes.

How hard is the Gokyo lake trek?

Gokyo lake trek is one of the moderate plus trek of Khumbu region Nepal. Daily treks can range from 5-7 hours. Hiking in thin air, steep ascents and descents is not easy task but physically fit anyone can do this trek successfully. Make sure you are in good physical condition before you go.

How high is Gokyo lakes trek?

The elevation of Gokyo ri 5,357 meters / 17,575 feet is the highest point of this journey. Altitude is a major challenge on Everest Gokyo Lakes trek. It’s important to allow your body sufficient time to acclimatize in high elevation to avoid altitude sickness.

What are the 5 lakes in Gokyo?

The five freshwater lakes of Gokyo valley are Gokyo Cho, Thonak Cho, Gyazumpa Cho, Tanjung Cho and Ngozumpa Cho. Each lakes offers its unique charm, stunning setting and breathtaking backdrop of Gokyo Valley in Himalayas.

How much does the Gokyo lake trek cost?

The Gokyo lake trek cost may vary, depend on duration, time of the year, acclimatization need, transportation, service quality, agency and guest preferences. Average cost ranges from USD 1250 to USD 2100 per person.

Which is the easy Gokyo valley trek route?

Classic Gokyo Lakes trek via Mongla, dole, Mchhermo is the easy route. It is the most popular route, well-maintained trail, gradual ascent with proper acclimatization. Alternatively, trekkers reach Gokyo valley after EBC via cho la pass, Thame, Marlung and Renjo la pass as well.

When is the best time for Gokyo lake trek?

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (Mid-September to November) months are the peak season or best time to visit gokyo valley, gokyo lakes and gokyo ri. During this time clear visibility, pleasant temperatures makes comfortable for trekking in Nepal.

Where is Gokyo ri situated?

Gokyo ri situated in gokyo valley south of Mount Cho Oyu, west of Ngozumpa Glacier, north from gokyo lake and east from renjo la pass. Top of the gokyo ri offers breathtaking view of Himalayan peaks, glacier and lakes.

How long does it take to climb Gokyo ri?

It takes 2 to 3 hours to climb gokyo ri from gokyo lake of khumbu Nepal. Exact takes time to hike based on different factors like your fitness level, pace and breaks in between etc.

Is Gokyo ri trek worth it?

Yes, in general hike to the top of Gokyo Ri is challenging, but the views are worth the effort. Remember that the worth of Gokyo Ri trek depends on individual preferences and feeling as well.

What is the Gokyo valley trekking distance?

The total distance of Gokyo valley trek is about 95 kilometers (round trip from Lukla to Lukla) including side trips and acclamation hike. The exact location may very depend on the itinerary you choose.

Can you see Everest from Gokyo lakes?

No, you cannot see Mount Everest from gokyo Lake. When you hike Gokyo re you can see spectacular view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, and Gychung Kang.

Do you need a guide for Gokyo lakes?

Yes, all travelers need to have a guide to go visit gokyo lakes Nepal. Guide help you to navigate Gokyo ri trek route, acclimatize properly, ensure your safety and best experience.

Which glacier is near Gokyo lake?

Ngozumpa Glacier is in close proximity to Gokyo lake. This glacier flows down from the slopes of Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest mountain in the world. Gokyo Lakes are fed by the melting waters of the Ngozumpa Glacier of Mahalangur Himalayas.

How deep is Gokyo lake?

The depth of main Gokyo Lake is 43 meters / 141 feet. The lakes are a beautiful sight and offer a great opportunity for reflection and relaxation. The lake expanded in an area of 42.9 ha / 106 acres beside the Gokyo village.

Can you swim in Gokyo lake?

No, Gokyo lake is fed by glacial meltwater, making it incredibly cold year-round. It is holy lake, not allowed to swim, respect the local culture.

How to reach Sagarmatha national park Nepal?

Drive or flight then hiking are the main ways to reach Sagarmatha national park. The primary gateway to Sagarmatha National Park is Lukla Nepal.

What permits essentials for Gokyo valley trek?

The necessary permits for gokyo trek are Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. It cost NPR 3000 and NPR 2000 per person per entry respectively.

What to expect on Gokyo ri trek?

Gokyo Ri trek is a truly magnificent adventure, offer breathtaking scenery, cultural encounters, challenging terrain and truly amazing hiking experiences.

Is the Gokyo ri trek safe?

Gokyo Ri trek is one of the safe place to travel but it is important to be aware with the potential risk, altitude, wildlife, physical and mental problems and take precautions before you go.

What are the alternative routes of Gokyo valley trek?

There are 4 alternative route that connect the Gokyo valley, Cho la pass trek, Renjo la pass trek, Everest three pass trek and Everest base camp with Gokyo lake trek.These all alternative trails requires more time and acclimatization but rewards you with incredible views.We advise you to select the best alternative route based on your fitness level, experience, and time constraints.

How fit do i have to be for Gokyo ri trek?

Gokyo Ri trek is a challenging trekking route, it requires reasonable level of fitness and preparation. We advise all to listen to your body, train appropriately, and be prepared for the challenges ahead.

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