Gokyo Lakes Trek
Gokyo lakes trek

Gokyo lakes trekking

Gokyo lakes trek explores the high alpine yak pasture, Sherpa culture and sparkling glacial lakes in the lap of the mount Everest.

The Gokyo lakes trek is one the most picturesque less trodden trek in Everest region, best alternative of classic Everest base camp. The trek exhibits the solitary valleys, pristine turquoise lakes, stunning glacier and parade of snowy peaks together. We have designed this Gokyo trekking itinerary with the hike to the Gokyo and Bhote Koshi valley crossing the most spectacular Renjo la pass making a circuit trekking rather than to retrace the same way as most of the classic gokyo valley trekking program.

In our Gokyo lakes trek we explore and enjoy the Sherpa hospitality and ascend through the rhododendron and conifer forest to the yak herders’ settlements of sacred lakes in Gokyo valley. Trekkers’ paradise valley of vibrant turquoise lakes which are set among like jewels midst the highest snowy peaks. The exploration hike to the Gokyo Ri (5425m) and the cross over the stunning Renjo la pass, probably the best vantage point in entire Everest region. This pass offer the majestic views of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Everest – four of the eight highest mountain on earth and many more hovering in horizon with contrast to blue lakes below us. A traverse onto the Renjo la to the dramatic solitary Bhote Koshi valley put you on the historical trade route between Nepal and Tibet. Expect to encounter with the native Tibetan traders on this section. An exploration of Thame unveils the unspoiled Himalayan vistas at its best before descending to Lukla to end the adventure journey to Gokyo lakes and Renjo la pass in Everest.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:
    Arrive in Kathmandu / dinner with cultural program.
  • Day 02:
    Explore Buddhist Boudhnath and Hindu Pashupatinath temple.
  • Day 03:
    Flight to Lukla (2800 m /9,186ft) Trek to Phakding (2600 m / 8530ft) Walk approx. 3/4hrs
  • Day 04 - 05:
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450 m /11,318ft) walk approx 7 hrs.
  • Day 06:
    Khumjung (3780 m /12,401ft) walks 3 hrs.
  • Day 07:
    Dole (4040 m / 13,250ft) walk approx 5 - 6 hrs.
  • Day 08:
    Machhermo (4410m / 14,468ft) walk approx 3-4 hrs.
  • Day 09:
    Gokyo (4754m/15,597ft) walk approx 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 10:
    Ascent of Gokyo Ri (5483 m / 17,988ft) trek back to dole approx time 4 hrs.
  • Day 11:
    Trek to Lungden crossing the Rinjo pass
  • Day 12:
    Trek down to Thame
  • Day 13:
    Trek down to Namche walk approx 5 hrs. Differnt route
  • Day 14 - 15:
    Retrace back to Lukla via Phakding
  • Day 16 - 17:
    Fly to Kathmandu and explore day in Kathmandu
  • Day 18:
    Gokyo lakes trek ends and airport transfer

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