Gokyo Lake Trek

About Gokyo Lake Trekking

Less frequented trail with high austere beauty and outstanding views

While most trekkers head for Everest Base Camp the beautiful, dark and austere waters of Gokyo Lake are well worth a visit. An early morning climb to the viewpoint of Gokyo Ri (5360m) reveals an equally dramatic panorama to that from Kala Patthar. It is possible to cross over to the main trail in the Khumbu valley at Dughla or Lobuche via the Cho La pass, but this requires caution and is not advised in snowy conditions. There are lodges on both sides of the pass at Dragnag and Dzonglha.

Gokyo Lake Trekking Itinerary:

 Day 01:


Katmandu by flight to Lukla (2830m) and trek to Phakding (2630m).

 Day 02:


Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3480m).

 Day 03:


Namche Bazaar acclimatization day. During the day, you can hike to Thame for beautiful Himalayan views and wildlife, and visit the Tibetan Monastery or hike to Everest View Hotel for superb views of Everest (8848m). Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

 Day 04:


Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3840m)

 Day 05:


Khumjung to Dole (4000m)

 Day 06:


Dole to Machhermo (4400m)

 Day 07:


Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4750m)

 Day 08:


Early morning hike to Gokyo Ri/Gokyo peak (5545m) for superb Himalayan views including Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Nuptse (7855m), Pumori (7161m), Amadablam (6856m), Thamserku (6723m), Kantega (6685m), Kusum Khagaru (6367m),Kongde (6011m), Twache (6367m), Cholaste (6335m). Return to Gokyo lake. After lunch continue to Na (4850m).

 Day 09:


Na to Phortse ( 3865m)

 Day 10:


Phortse to Tyangboche (3890m)

 Day 11:


Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar

 Day 12:


Namche Bazaar to Lukla

 Day 13:


Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.