Gokyo Lakes Trek

  • Duration: 16 Days


  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Trip ModeTea House
  • Best TimeOctober-May
  • Max Altitude5,360 m

Gokyo Lakes Trek - Less Trodden Hiking in Everest

The Gokyo Lakes Trek is one the most picturesque of the beaten route in Everest region. This Gokoy Lake Trek climb up the Gokyo Ri and croos the Renjo la pass to make a circle hiking in Everest. Probably the best alternative of classic trekking to the Everest base camp who wish to trek relative less trodden section in Everest region. Undoubtedly this trek exhibits the solitary valleys, pristine turquoise lakes, stunning glacier and parade of snowy peaks together. We have designed this Gokyo Lakes trek itinerary with the hike to the Gokyo Ri, cross the Renjo la pass to explore both Gokyo and Bhote Koshi valleys in Everest region. Arguable the Renjo la pass offer the best vantage point in entire Everest region. Notably four of the eight highest peaks of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho - Oyu, Everest hovering in the horizon with sparkling lakes. Thus it makes a circuit trekking rather than to retrace the same way as most of the classic Gokyo Ri trek program.

Gokyo Everest Trek - an exploration of the high alpine yak pasture, Sherpa culture and sparkling glacial lakes next to the Everest.

Obviously our Gokyo lakes trek we explore and enjoy the Sherpa hospitality. Besides that we ascend through the rhododendron and conifer forest to the yak herders' settlements of sacred lakes in Gokyo valley. In fact trekkers' paradise valley of vibrant turquoise lakes which are set among like jewels midst the highest snowy peaks. Spectacular but challenging traverse onto the Renjo la to the dramatic solitary Bhote Koshi valley. This route put you on the historical trade route between Nepal and Tibet. Expect to encounter with the native Tibetan traders on this section. An exploration hike of Thame valley unveils the unspoiled Himalayan vistas at its best as we descend to Lukla to end the adventure journey to Gokyo lakes and Renjo la pass in Everest.

Gokyo Ri and Renjo la Pass Trek in Everest

As on other in the Himalayas, we follow the responsible trekking policy to have 1 trekker:1 Porter. Safety of trek member and crew on top agenda. Above all we carry the Oxygen cylinder on your trip to Everest Rejnjo la Pass trek with exploration of Gokyo lakes as a safety back up. 

Beside this Gokyo Lakes Trek we also offer the curated trip to Everest Base Camp Trek and Everest Circuit Trek which is the combination of hiking to Gokyo lakes with Everest base camp hike crossing the challenging hike to Chola pass

Gokyo lakes trek itinerary:

  • 1 Day
    Arrive in Kathmandu / dinner with cultural program.

      Your designated Group Leader will be there to greet you and transfer you to the hotel. Simply relax and take pleasure in the fun of driving through the unfamiliar roads.


      • Short preliminary briefing after transferring you to the hotel.
      • Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
      • Welcome dinner and getting to know each other.

    • 2 Day
      Explore Buddhist Boudhnath and Hindu Pashupatinath temple.

        Today would be the most exhilarating day where your leader introduces you to our city tour expert who guides you to the most pious Hindu and Buddhist religious place that are listed in the world heritage sites and elucidates you the entire mysticism over its existence.


        • Breakfast and meet-up for the thrilling tour.
        • Visit to Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath.
        • Lunch on your preference.
        • Getting together for trek briefing as per the time given by your leader.
        • Distribution of Mountain Monarch trek gear.

      • 3 Day
        Flight to Lukla (2,800 m /9,186ft) Trek to Phakding (2,600 m / 8,530ft) Walk approx. 3/4hrs

          This 3 – 4 hours easy walk on the legendary trekking trail through the cultured Sherpa villages with its exceptional beauty and the view of stunning Dudh Koshi gorge, landscape and deep valley is unique.


          • Flying in a twin-otter plane to a small Lukla airport at the elevation of 2,840m.
          • Beautiful walk through the series of stunning settlement.
          • The scenic beauty, deep gorge and farming terraces at the backdrop is phenomenal.
          • Overnight stay at stunning Phakding, fabulous dinner and briefing by your leader along with number of alluring narratives.

        • 4-5 Day
          Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m /11,318ft) walk approx 7 hrs.

            One great adventure of a lifetime. Despite long hours walk it’s far more than just trekking. Give time to adapt your body with thin air. It’s not a matter about proving your physical strength, its more about taking pleasure with steady ascend.


            • Wake up call as set by your leader.
            • 3 hours gentle walk through series of pleasant villages to Jorsale for lunch.
            • Crossing of 5 high suspension bridges is daring.
            • The scenic beauty, deep gorge and soaring cliffs at the backdrop is phenomenal.
            • Great view of Kusum Kangroo, Thamserku and Holy Khumbiyela mountain.

          • 6 Day
            Khumjung (3,780 m /12,401ft) walks 3 hrs.

              Short and relaxing walk to the “Valley inside the Clouds”, Khumjung, situated at the base of the holy mountain Khumbiyela is exceptionally sensational.


              • 2:30 hours easy walk.
              • Visit to yak farm, school built by Edmund Hillary and Khumjung Monastery to witness the scalp of the yeti is another legendary quest.
              • Free afternoon to give yourself a break for some activities

            • 7 Day
              Dole (4,040 m / 13,250ft) walk approx 5 - 6 hrs.

                One of the best ever trail leading you to the valley of Gokyo.


                • Beautiful ascending trail taking you to the ridge of Mong La, a village with the oldest stupa.
                • Breathtaking view of towering mountain to your right.
                • First view of the 6th highest mountain of the world Cho-Oyu.
                • Despite Dole being a small settlement, it is simply fabulous.

              • 8 Day
                Machhermo (4,410m / 14,468ft) walk approx 3-4 hrs.

                  Trek to Machhermo is another easy and short day.


                  • You would witness the legends of Yeti incident that took place around the 70s.
                  • Despite going higher away from the tree-line area, it is purely marvelous.
                  • New peaks like Kyojo Ri (6,168m) and Machhermo peak (6,073m) shoots up which is stunning.
                  • You have a free afternoon to explore or join the activities prompted by your leader.

                • 9 Day
                  Gokyo (4,754m/15,597ft) walk approx 5-6 hrs.

                    Next fabulous day that offers you an outstanding mountain views together with dazzling series of turquoise blue glacial lakes.


                    • Effortless walk, but altitude makes a difference, with wider trail and stunning views.
                    • The beauty to witness the blue lakes is simply out of this world.
                    • Gokyo situated by the side of third big lake and Cho Oyu at the backdrop is very comforting.
                    • The contentment of being there is worthwhile.

                  • 10 Day
                    Ascent of Gokyo Ri (5,483 m / 17,988ft) approx time 4 hrs.

                      A very challenging day to summit Gokyo Ri for the most exceptional view of Everest and its neighbouring peaks.


                      • If you could reach the top for sunrise its magnificent.
                      • This rewarding morning will surely comprehend you why it’s a ultimate holiday.
                      • After breakfast tracking back to Dole is entertaining and see things that you missed while ascending up.

                    • 11 Day
                      Trek to Thame crossing the Rinjo pass.
                      • 12 Day
                        Trek down to Namche walk approx 5 hrs. Different route.
                        • 13-14 Day
                          Retrace back to Lukla via Phakding.
                          • 15 Day
                            Fly to Kathmandu and stay at hotel
                            • 16 Day
                              Gokyo lakes trek ends and Airport transfer.

                              Trip Inclusion

                              • Customise arrival and departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
                              • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
                              • Half day guided city tour with entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
                              • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
                              • Accommodation in comfortable lodge or Teahouse on twin share basis on trek
                              • Full board meals ( breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea, coffee and drinking water) while on Gokyo lakes trekking.
                              • Responsible trekking of 01 porter to each trekkers
                              • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
                              • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, duffel bag etc on Gokyo lakes trek.
                              • Suppmentary Oxygen cylinder with comprehensive medical kit as safety back up on trek
                              • Professional local trekking group leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid and supporting crew with their wages, food, accommodation, proper insurance and requried gear etc.
                              • Complementaty trek duffle bag algon, Mountain Monarch T-shirts and trek map
                              • VDC Trekking permit, Everest national park entry fees for the Gokyo trek.
                              • Nepal entry Visa fees
                              • International Airfare
                              • Your Travel Insurance
                              • Drinks and main meals in cities.
                              • Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry

                              Cost and Dates

                              Gokyo lakes trek departure dates:

                              Traveling alone and wish to join the group trekking adventure in Nepal. We offer many fixed and group joining departure trekking holiday to the Everest region trekking. Here is the trip cost and departure dates of 2021

                              Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
                              14 Mar, 202129 Mar, 2021AvailableUS$1690
                              27 Mar, 202111 Apr, 2021AvailableUS$1690

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