Gokyo Trek

Visit the jewel of Everest region - Gokyo Lake and its surroundings.

Days 10
Easy Pilgrimage
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Gokyo valley, is the most beautiful valley in the Everest region. This trek is ideal for travelers who want to witness the magnificent Everest range at a closer range without any stress.

This trek is an amazing chance to explore gorgeous destinations that are beyond one’s imagination. Besides the glacier and the valley of the lovely lakes, there is a small peak known as Gokyori from where you can catch exquisite panorama of the Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse and Thamserku standing behind the glistening turquoise water of the Sacred Lakes.

Although the locals call it the “Valley of Death” due to the lives the altitude sickness has taken, it is one of the most favored Everest Base Camp trail and is believed to be the paradise on earth. The trail of this trekking route is lined up with rhododendron and birch forests with exotic wild animals. You will come across numerous suspension bridges that add thrill to the trip. Visit the six scared lakes of the Gokyo valley, get a closer look at the typical life style and culture and be forever thankful to yourself for having chosen this trekking route.

Day by Day


  • Day 1

    Your adventure begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Manthali, which takes approximately 3 to 4 hours. The journey will take you along the Roshi Khola and Sunkoshi River, before crossing Sunkoshi and following the Tamakoshi River to reach Manthali Airport. From here, you'll take a short 18-minute flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu region. On reaching Lukla, you'll start your trek to Phakding, which takes around 3 hours. This trek takes you through the breathtaking scenery of the Khumbu region, following the Dudhakoshi River and passing by several old monasteries. Phakding is a unique destination, renowned for its rich Buddhist heritage and the presence of an old monastery. Stay overnight in Phakding and soak in the local culture and heritage of the Khumbu region, a hub of spiritual and cultural activity with a strong Buddhist influence. This trek provides a rare opportunity to gain insights into the local culture and history while immersing yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas. Please note that the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is not always regular and can sometimes be subject to change or cancellation. It is always best to check with the flight provider for the latest information and to ensure that your plans are not impacted. Despite this, taking a flight directly to Lukla is a convenient and efficient way to reach the heart of the Khumbu region, and to start your trek to Phakding.

  • Day 2

    After spending a night near the riverside in Phakding, we will continue our trek for 4 to 5 hours to reach Namche (3440m). Along the way, we will follow the Dudh Koshi River and check in at the Jorsalle check post of the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail from Jorsalle to Namche is dotted with stunning views of the Himalayan Thar and the Lophophorus (known in Nepali as the Danphe or Himalayan Munal). The population of Namche is approximately 2300, and it is a hub for both trekkers and locals. Namche is also known for its weekly market, where Tibetan merchants come to sell their wares twice a year. Here, we can find a variety of trekking gear and equipment, and make arrangements for mule transportation or the use of yaks and dzos to reach higher elevations. During our stay in Namche, we will have the opportunity to explore the local culture, which is steeped in Buddhism, and to take in breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Day 3

    Today, we will embark on a 6 to 7 hour hike around Namche. Our first destination is the view point at Japanese Hotel, located at an altitude of 3859 meters. From here, we will be able to witness the beauty of some of the world's highest mountains including Tabuche Peak (6495 meters), Choletse Peak (6335 meters), Nuptse (7864 meters), Everest (8848.86 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Lhotse Middle (8382 meters), Peak 38 (7591 meters), Amadablam (6814 meters), Kangtega (6783 meters), Thamserku (6618 meters), Kusum Kangaru, East West Middle, Nupla (5885 meters), Kongde (6088 meters), Kongde Nup and Sar, and Sundar Peak. We will then make our way to Syangboche, the world's highest airfield, located at an altitude of 3720 meters. After taking in the views, we will visit the nearby villages of Khumjung and Khunde. The roofs of the houses in these villages are of the same color, creating a picturesque landscape. In Khumjung, we will visit the Yati scalp, the education center and hospital that was established with the help of Edmund Hillary. In Khunde, we will visit the hospital, Yak breeding center, and the museum where we will be able to view a documentary slide show about the Everest region and its people. We will also visit the national park visitor center. Finally, we will head back to our hotel in Namche, stopping at the Namche Gumba along the way. After a long and exhilarating day, we will spend the night in the hotel, recharging our batteries for the next leg of our journey.

  • Day 4

    After breakfast in Namche, you will embark on a 6-7 hour trek towards Dole (4200m). The trail will take you through lush forests, offering opportunities to see various types of wildlife and stunning mountain views. While the first half of the journey may be busier, the latter half will be more peaceful and serene. You will end the day at a peaceful location, where you will spend the night. The tranquil surroundings will provide a welcome respite after a long day of trekking and will give you a chance to rest and recharge before continuing on your journey..

  • Day 5

    After breakfast in Dole, you will embark on a 5-hour trek to reach Machhermo (4470m). The area is known for its peaceful surroundings, which make it ideal for farming, particularly for growing potatoes and other vegetables. Along the way, you will be treated to panoramic views and an opportunity to observe the local yaks, who play an important role in the region's food supply. You will spend the night in Machhermo, where you will also visit the HRA (High Altitude Research Association) and receive valuable advice and information about high altitude areas from Dr. The HRA also offers a slideshow presentation on the topic, which will further enhance your understanding of the region. With a mix of stunning natural beauty, cultural immersion, and educational opportunities, your stay in Machhermo promises to be an enriching and unforgettable experience.

  • Day 6

    After breakfast in Machhermo, you will embark on a 3-4 hour trek to reach Gokyo (4790m). Your journey will take you along the Dudhakoshi River and past the first and second lakes. Once you arrive in Gokyo, you will visit the fifth lake, which promises to be a highlight of your trip. With its stunning views and tranquil surroundings, your visit to Gokyo promises to be an enriching and unforgettable experience. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a newcomer to the mountains, the breathtaking beauty of the fifth lake and its surroundings will leave you in awe. Spend the night in Gokyo, surrounded by the magnificent Himalayas, and prepare for the next day's adventures.

  • Day 7

    After breakfast in Gokyo, you will embark on an early morning trek to Gokyori (5360m), which will take approximately 3-4 hours. You are advised to carry water, energy bars, and appropriate clothing for this trek. Gokyori offers one of the best views of the Mahalangur range and is a must-visit viewpoint for those in the Everest region. After soaking in the panoramic views, you will head back to the hotel for lunch before continuing on to Machhermo, which will take 2-3 hours to reach. Spend the night in Machhermo, where you can rest and prepare for the next day's adventures.

  • Day 8

    After breakfast in Machhermo, you will set out on a 7-8 hour trek back to Namche. Your journey will begin with a descent towards Namche, passing through the picturesque Dole area. On the way, you will encounter an abundance of flora and fauna, and be treated to panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. You will walk along the banks of the Dudha Koshi River, taking in the stunning scenery and immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the region. Upon arrival in Namche, you will spend the night and rest up for future adventures.

  • Day 9

    After breakfast in Namche, we will embark on a 7 to 8 hour trek to reach Lukla. Our journey will begin with a walk down towards Sagarmatha National Park, where we will need to check out. We will continue our descent to Phagding where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will walk for an additional 2 to 3 hours to reach Lukla. Our final destination for the day will be an overnight stay in Lukla. Before retiring for the night, we will visit the flight ticket counter to reconfirm our flight tickets. Afterwards, we will gather for a final team dinner and give tips and say goodbye to the staff if we are satisfied with their services. The altitude at Lukla is 2800m.

  • Day 10

    After a fulfilling journey in the Himalayas, we will end our trek and head back to Kathmandu. In the morning, after having breakfast, we will walk to the airport, which is 15 minutes away, to catch our flight. The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu or Manthali will take approximately 25 minutes and 18 minutes, respectively. Upon arrival, we will transfer to our hotel in Kathmandu, where we will be able to rest and reflect on our memorable adventure in the mountains.

Gokyo Trek

What is included?

  • Airport transfer pick up and drop
  • Hotel accommodation in city.
  • Conservation and national park Entry permit fee.
  • TIMS pass (trekking information management system).
  • Domestic air fare or vehicle service.
  • Supporting staff as well as necessary insurance meals and allowance.
  • 3 meals per day for guest and accommodation hotel and lodge along the trail.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit pack.
  • One porter each per two Guest.
  • Farewell dinner in authentic Nepali Restaurant and Cultural program in ktm.
  • All Gov. Taxes.

What is excluded?

  • Travel / Medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Personal expenses telephone, alcoholic beverages, drinks shower and hot water, donation and tips etc.
  • Additional costs extra days stay in case of flight cancellation due to the natural climates, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances .
  • In our services if you need extra things you should pay your-self.
  • Entrance fee in sightseeing tour in city.

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