Trip Duration
15 Days
Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude
5,357 m
Trip Difficulty
Moderate
Activity
Trekking & Hiking
Best Season
Sep -Nov & Mar-May
Per Person US$

US$ 1360

Overview of Gokyo Lake Everest View Trek

Gokyo Lake Everest View Trek is a fantastic adventure trek of Tengboche monastery & Everest Gokyo lake trekking offering the best views of Everest Panorama. Gokyo Lake Everest view trek is a popular and wonderful adventure trekking route in the land of the Everest region. Everest views Gokyo valley trek also known as Everest Panorama Trek is the alternative to the Everest base camp trek.

Everest Gokyo lake trekking is ideal for lower elevation trekking for those trekkers who have a dream to experience trekking in the Everest region but unable to go high altitude. Gokyo Lake Everest view trek is a great combination adventure of stunning Himalayan panoramic vistas, old and ancient Tengboche Monastery, and ever-smiling Sherpa’s hospitality, culture, traditions, and daily living way of life.

Everest view trekking is a spectacular adventure to experience the gifts of natural wonders in the Khumbu region. This popular Gokyo lake Everest view trekking passes through the unique landscape, typical mountains, local villages, rivers, Sagarmatha National Park, suspension bridges, frozen lakes and glaciers, rhododendron and pine forest exploring local Sherpa cultures, and interesting ancient monasteries with spectacular views of the Himalayas in the background.

Gokyo lake trekking offers magnificent mountain views, including the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Amadablam, Thamserku, Island Peak, and other mighty peaks. The best month to trek Gokyo lake Everest view trekking is March-May and September-November. Gokyo Lake Everest view trek is a moderate type of trek in the Everest region. However, the Gokyo trek is suitable and fit for all age groups like children, the old aged, and family trekkers.

Trip Summary:

Overnights: Hotels and Tea-house or lodge
Trek Grade: Moderate
Highest point: Gokyo-R (5,357 m)
Activities: Trekking, Hiking & sightseeing tour
Trekking duration: 11 nights & 12 days (Lukla to Lukla)
Total Trip: 14 nights & 15 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Seasons: March-May and September-November

Highlights of Gokyo Lake Everest View Trek

  • Mind-Blowing views on daily walks to Gokyo Lake & Everest Views trekking
  • Experience fascinating traditional Sherpa culture, religion and their hospitality
  • Walking through Sagarmatha National Park & alpine forest of rhododendron and pine trees
  • Fabulous time at Gokyo Lake with climb of Gokyo-Ri view point
  • Witness of world’s longest glacier- Ngozumba glacier
  • Visit famous Tengboche Monastery and witness world’s beautiful mountain Ama Dablam

Gokyo Lake Everest View Trek Itinerary

At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport on fresh arrival where you will be warmly received by Life Himalaya Trekking staff and then with transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. After refreshment you will meet your guide and he will brief you on Gokyo Lake & Everest View trekking, includes other information related to this trip. Overnight stay at 3 star rated hotel in Kathmandu.

Car 15m
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Altitude (1,320 m/4,330 ft.

Mornings starts with short scenic flight to Lukla with mesmerizing views of Himalayas. On reaching Lukla, we take a short refreshment break and meet our porters and crew members. Then we start our first day moderate walk through farm villages with few short ups overlooking beautiful scenery along with enormous Dudh Koshi River towards beautiful village of Ghat and followed by Phakding. Overnight stay at tea house in Phakding.

Flight 35 min/3_4 hrs Walking
Accommodation lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,623 m/8,605 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After a morning breakfast at tea house, our walk continues crossing bridges over Dudh Kosi River passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bhenkar and Monjo- the Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate. Completing formalities of TIM’s and permit we heads forward on the river bed for few hours and pass through Hillary suspension bridge to steep uphill towards Sherpa’s capital- Namche Bazaar. Namche is the mountain town with the  facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber, cafe, post office, ATM’s  and banks. Overnight stay at tea house in Namche Bazaar.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (3,440 m/11,286 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is an ideal and perfect place for rest with acclimatization day, before heading higher altitude area. Climbing high and sleeping low is the process to acclimatize our body during our trek.After having breakfast we starts short hike to Everest View Hotel at Syangboche or walk up on top a hill of Namche for views of Everest, Ama Dablam and adjoining peaks. We also visit the museum and back to Namche and enjoy rest of day by relaxing or excursion over Namche. Overnight stay at tea house in Namche Bazaar.

Walking 2-3 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,880 m/12,726 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After a pleasant stop at Namche, our morning walk leads above Namche towards higher ridges to join the main trail at near Sanasa village. This is the place which separate the route to Everest base camp and quiet area of Gokyo Lake.We follows the trekking trail to Gokyo with steep climb to reach a Mong with amazing views of Himalayas. Then we  trek downhill and follows Dudh Koshi River to reach Phortse Thenga for lunch. Then after we continue our walk to Dole as the trail climbs steeply out of the valley through a patch of rhododendron forest. Our trek leads past Tongba and Gyele villages to reach at Dole; place with super view of mountains. Overnight stay at tea house in Dole.

Walking 5-7 hr
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,110 m/13,484 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we starts our day with a morning walk from Dole climbing along the side of the valley where rhododendron forest stops.We passes through smaller bushes of juniper and we   gain altitude slowly. Finally walk leads on level path for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka and to Luza and then skirting around a ridge with downhill to Macherma village. Arriving at Macherma for lunch and overnight stop with a free time for short walk or just relax. Overnight stay at tea house in Machermo.

Walking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude (4,470 m/14,665 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day starts form small settlement of Machermo and continues to Gokyo 3rd Lake, following a scenic path to Pangka. Then we descend slightly, following one of the glacial fed rivers which flows from Ngozumba Glacier, world 6th highest mountain Cho-Oyu and other adjoining peaks. Then our walk leads to a climb the side of a glacier, passing 1st Lake and the 2nd Lake. Then we cross the path to reach third lake also known as Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake valley- a summer settlement with fantastic views of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald green waters of Gokyo Lake.Overnight stay at tea house in Gokyo.

Walking 5-7 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,790 m/15,715 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we hike uphill towards viewpoint of  Gokyo Ri which is one of the major highlight of this trip. The small peak above the lake,Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m offers the panorama of Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and far as to Mt. Makalu. After a wonderful stop at Gokyo Ri, we heads downhill to Gokyo for lunch and rest. After having lunch we start our short walk of few hours towards Na, a small place located at the foot of Ngozumba glacier. Again we descend further for another hour to Phangga village. Overnight stay at tea house in Phangga.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,480 m/14698 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our day starts after having breakfast at this isolated area beneath towering Cholatse peak. Our walks starts downhill walk towards beautiful Phortse village today. Our morning walks leads downhill passing through beautiful village of Machermo, Luza & Dole to Phortse for overnight stop. At evening we explore small Sherpa villages, monasteries and experience the Sherpa culture and tradition. Overnight stay at tea house in Phorste.

Walking 4-5 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,810 m/12,500 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Leaving Phortse village we passes through the gradual up and winding path to reach Tengboche village. Then we head towards the Pangboche village first and continue downhill walk towards Debuche village passing the bridge over Imjatse River. Then a scenic climb brings you at famous and scenic Tengboche monastery, located on a small plateau surrounded by beautiful forest of rhododendron & pines trees. Tengboche is the famous village of Khumbu region which is renowned for the oldest and biggest Buddhist monasteries with a charming spot for magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande and majestic Amadablam. Overnight stay at tea house in Tengboche.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,867 m/12,686 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After a scenic breakfast and great time around beautiful Tengboche monastery area, we descend to Imjatse River and then with steep climb for an hour to Sanasa. From here on gradual winding path with few short ups and downs we reach towards to Namche Bazaar. Then we continue our a walk following Dudh Koshi river valley towards Monjo for overnight stop. Overnight stay at tea house in Monjo.

Walking 5-6 hrs.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,860 m/9383 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is our last day of trekking in land of Everest. After having breakfast, our walk gradually passes through the beautiful Sherpa’s villages, lush vegetation with Rhododendron and pine forests towards Phakding. After having lunch at Ghat our walk Lukla. On reaching Lukla, we check-in to the tea house and enjoy our last dinner with fellow trekkers and our porters or staffs. Overnight stay at tea house in Lukla.

Walking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,830 m/ 9,285 ft.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After breakfast at tea house, the guide takes care of airport formalities at Lukla airport.Then we take the earliest possible morning flight to back to Kathmandu which is about 35 minutes scenic flight. On your arrival to the airport in Kathmandu, our representative will  transfer you back to respective hotels on our private vehicle with rest of the day for your leisure time and activities at Kathmandu. Overnight stay at 3 star rated hotel in Kathmandu.

Flight 35 min
Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B D
Altitude (1,320 m/4,330 ft.)

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We reserve this day in Kathmandu as spare day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla. Due to bad weather which might happen sometimes, as the Himalayan weather can be unpredictable. If all goes according to our program, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu world heritage sites i.e. Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. At evening you will be greated with the farewell dinner in a reputed Nepali restaurant with culture programs on your successful of trip. Overnight stay at 3 star rated hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation 3*Hotel
Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is your last day in Nepal. After a memorable and fantastic moment around Gokyo Lake & Everest View experience, Life Himalaya’s representative will transfer you towards  Tribhuvan International Airport in a private vehicle for your flight back home or to next respective countries as per your flight schedule.

Car 15min
Meals B

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • Airport picks up and drops international and domestic.
  • Complete departure information, About trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness and reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu only 15 kg luggage allowed.  (10kg Big bag & 5kg handbag)
  • Trek flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & Kathmandu for member and involved staffs.
  • Private transportation picks up and drops.
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  •  3 nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 11 Nights twin share accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experience, government licensed holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff. (5 trekkers 1 assistant guide)
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport size photos for permits)
  • Sagarmatha National Park (Mt. Everest) trek permit fee, Khumbu Community Development fee
  • Life Himalaya trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, sleeping bag, down jackets and Gokyo lake Everest view trail map.
  • First Aid kits, oxi-meters for the staffs and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Achievement certificates

What's Excluded

  • Meals not included
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charge
  • All beverages and others personal expenses
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Battery charge, hot showers & international phone calls
  • Tips for Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Service not mentioned above

Route Map

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Gokyo Lake Everest View Trek - Essential Information

Gokyo lake Everest View trek Routte

the journey begins from Kathmandu with a sweeping scenic flight to the gateway of Everest at Lukla. Then our trek starts leading through the beautiful landscape, the enormous Dudh-Koshi River towards the popular Sherpa village of Phakding. Moving further, we follow our trial passing another village of Monjo and Jorsale to reach the Sherpa’s capital- Namche Bazaar.

After the acclimatization hike to Syangboche, we move forward via another trekking trial than of frequent trekking trial. We ascend through the beautiful Sherpa village of Dole, Machermo to reach our destination at Gokyo Valley. Gokyo valley is popular as the valley surrounds by glacial lakes located beneath the world’s 6th highest mountain Mt. Cho-Oyu.

Then we start the Gokyo RI trek- the perfect viewpoint for a sweeping panoramic view of the world’s four highest peaks i.e. Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu with surrounding peaks, Everest’s five Gokyo lakes, and the world’s longest glacier- Ngozumba glacier. After a fantastic time around Gokyo Lake, our walk leads through the village of Phangnga and Phortse Tenga to Tengboche village.

Tengboche is located on a small plateau famous for its ancient Buddhist monastery and awesome background scenery of mountains. Tengboche monastery is the perfect spot where we have time to soak up the atmosphere and tremendous views of the world’s beautiful mountain Ama Dablam.

After an enjoyable time at Tengboche, we head back to Lukla to take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Then we enjoy our sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Life Himalaya Trekking presents you amazing Gokyo Lake Everest View trek providing the best quality services. Our Everest Tengboche monastery trek is accompanied by highly professional guides and porters who will look for your safety and security and enjoyable holidays in the Himalayas of the Everest region.

We are flexible with our Gokyo lakes trek itinerary and can adjust more details as per your recommendation. Additionally, if you have limited holiday time in Nepal, our Everest Panorama trek which could be idle for you. If you have a good level of fitness and want to trek EBC along with Gokyo valley, our special Gokyo valley & Everest base camp trek package may fit you. Also, feel free to inquire us if you have queries like how to reach Gokyo lakes, accommodations during the Gokyo lake trek, and so on.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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    Reviews on Gokyo Lake Everest View Trek

    Rated 5 out of 5
    July 8, 2020

    After serveal trekking tours in Nepal (alone and with friends) Life Himalaya Trekking organised a tour to Gokyo Ri for our group. The service was absolut great. Beginning with the pick up at the airport and the organisation of the whole tour (plan for the daily treks, selection and reservation of the lodges for the tour, guide and porters) there was no open question. We got a lot of information before the tour from Shiba and also during the tour from our guide.
    Life Himalaya Trekking is not a big agency, but i think this is big advantage. Personal contact in the preparation of the tour and high flexibility are very advantageous.
    Allthogether – perfect

    Phoebe Carpenter
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