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 the Everest region. This Gokyo Lake Trek climbs up the Gokyo Ri and crosses 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 relatively less trodden section in Everest region. Undoubtedly this trek exhibits the solitary valleys, pristine turquoise lakes, stunning glaciers,s 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 the Everest region. Arguable the Renjo la pass offers the best vantage point in the entire Everest region. Notably four of the eight highest peaks of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho - Oyu, Everest hovering on the horizon with sparkling lakes. Thus it makes a circuit trekking rather than 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 the native Tibetan traders in this section. An exploration hike of Thame valley unveils the unspoiled Himalayan vistas at their 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 the 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.
    • Hotel
    • Welcome Dinner
    • 1340 m
    • Car
    • Airport Pick up / welcome dinner

    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 unfamiliar roads.

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

  • 2 Day
    Explore Buddhist Boudhnath and Hindu Pashupatinath temple.
    • Hotel
    • @ 9 am
    • Breakfast
    • 1340
    • Van
    • Cultural Tour & Trek Breifing

    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 places that are listed in the world heritage sites and elucidates to you the entire mysticism over its existence.

    • Breakfast and meet-up for the thrilling tour.
    • Visit 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
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D with Tea, Coffee & Drinking Water
    • 2600 m
    • Plane
    • Flight and Trek

    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 the deep valley is unique.

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

  • 4-5 Day
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m /11,318ft) walk approx 7 hrs.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D with Tea, Coffee & Drinking Water
    • 3440 m
    • Trek

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

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

  • 6 Day
    Khumjung (3,780 m /12,401ft) walks 3 hrs.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D with Tea, Coffee & Drinking Water
    • 3780 M
    • Trek

    A 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 yak farm, a 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.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D with Tea, Coffee & Drinking Water
    • 4040 m
    • Trekking

    One of the best trails 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 the towering mountain to your right.
    • First view of the 6th highest mountain of the world Cho-Oyu.
    • Despite Dole is a small settlement and it is simply fabulous.

  • 8 Day
    Machhermo (4,410 m / 14,468ft) walk approx 3-4 hrs.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D with Tea, Coffee & Drinking Water
    • 4410 m
    • Hiking

    Trek to Machhermo is another easy and short day.

    • You would witness the legends of the 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 (6,168 m) and Machhermo Peak (6,073 m) shoots up which is stunning.
    • You have a free afternoon to explore or join the activities prompted by your leader.

  • 9 Day
    Gokyo (4,754 m/15,597ft) walk approx 5-6 hrs.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D with Tea, Coffee & Drinking Water
    • 4754 m
    • Hiking

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

    • Effortless walk, but the 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 the 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.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D with Tea, Coffee & Drinking Water
    • 5483 m
    • Hiking

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

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

  • 11 Day
    Hike to Thame crossing the Rinjo pass.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D with Tea, Coffee & Drinking Water
    • Trek
  • 12 Day
    Descend to Namche walk approx 5 hrs. Different route.
    • Tea House
    • B, L, D with Tea, Coffee & Drinking Water
    • Trek
  • 13-14 Day
    Retrace back to Lukla via Phakding.
    • Tea house
    • B, L, D with Tea, Coffee & Drinking Water
    • 2850 m
    • Trek
  • 15 Day
    Fly to Kathmandu and stay at hotel
    • Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • 1349 m
    • Flight and Rest
  • 16 Day
    Gokyo lakes trek ends and Airport transfer.
    • Breakfast
    • Car
    • Airport transfer

Trip Inclusion

  • Customize 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 the 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 the 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 on Gokyo lakes trek.
  • Supplementary Oxygen cylinder with the comprehensive medical kit as a safety back up on the trek
  • Professional local trekking group leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid and supporting crew with their wages, food, accommodation, proper insurance, and required gear.
  • Complimentary trek Duffle bag along with company 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 personal nature like a phone call, hot shower, internet and laundry

Cost and Dates

Gokyo Lakes Trek 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 and 2022

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
04 Sep, 202119 Sep, 2021AvailableUS$1690
18 Sep, 202103 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$1690

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