Tarakeshwar, Kathmandu Nepal

Gokyo Lake Trek


Location 5,357 m


BEST TIME March - June & Sept – December.




MEALS Breakfast

ACCOMODATION Three star rated Hotel

Trip Overview

Gokyo Lake Trek explores the surreal Himalayas in the northern part of Nepal. Likewise, the trip also continues along with the Sherpa villages in the Sagarmatha National Park. With the views of mountains like the Mt. Everest (8848m), the trails are filled with sublime natural beauty. Moreover, the trip also takes the trekkers to the top of the Gokyo Ri (5360m). All in all, the trip is a gem in terms of both natural and cultural harmony.

First of all, the 12-day Gokyo Lake Trek begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. Next, a short and scenic flight lands at one of the most dangerous airports at Lukla. From here, the trek begins as you head north towards Namche Bazaar. The trek also officially enters the Sagarmatha National Park and explores its rich biodiversity. At Namche, you spend a day and adapt to the increasing altitude. Then, you deviate from the classic EBC trail and continue northwards. After a generous ascent, you reach Dhole. Then, the trails get even more difficult as you pass Machhermo to reach the Gokyo village.

Highlights of the Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Exciting mountain flight to Lukla and Kathmandu
  • Sherpa land and culture
  • Peaceful Gokyo lake and mountain views
  • Shot Hiking to Gokyo- Ri (5483m/17984ft)
  • Stunning mountain views of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu, etc.
  • Reach the highest airport in the world

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu city in Nepal

Today, upon your arrival Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives from Acon Travel will welcome you and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.

With the help of our experienced tour guide, you will spend this whole day for Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing. The main places will be: Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bauddhanath stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square among others.overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla airport (2760 then trek to Phakding (2610m)

Early in the morning, we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight takes about 25-30 minutes to reach at Lukla. Then, we have to make the final preparations for the trekking From Lukla, we have to head for Phakding. At the end of this day, we will reach there and stay there stay at lodge overnight.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m)

Today, our trail follows the Dudh Koshi River bank and reaches in Tok Tok. You can enjoy the excellent views of Mount Thamserku peak from here. Passing through the Sagarmatha National Park area, we will reach at Namche Bazaar finally. our overnight at Hotel

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar

Today, we take rest whole the day for acclimatization or we can visit around the Khumjung Village to explore the area.and overnight at Hotel.

Day 06: Namche Bazar to Dole (4110m)

After breakfast, we start our trek with a pleasant walk trail through the forest with the magnificent view of mountains until Kenjoma and the trail go uphill towards Mung Danda for lunch overlooking the views of Amadablam, Khangteka, Thamserku, Kurum Khangru and also Kongde and Kongde-Ri. Then, following the trail will take us to Dole. overnight in Dole.

Day 07: Dole to Macchemro (4410m)

After our breakfast, We make an early start from Dole today. Our trek today is not going to be that strenuous but it the beauty of nature is amazingly spectacular. After five hours of walk, we will reach Machhermo. We will stay at Machhermo tonight.

Day 08: Macchemro to Gokyo (4760m)

Early in the morning after having our breakfast at Machhermo, we move onwards along the various lakes on the way. We then continue our trek gradually uphill to Gokyo for our lunch. We stay there overnight in Gokyo.

Day 09: Acclimatization Day

We will be hiking up to Gokyo Ri for our ultimate goal to see the wonderful views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. If the weather is nice, you can spend few hours at the top of Gokyo Ri because we have enough time to enjoy the glory of the Himalayas. overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Gokyo to Dole (4110m)

After exploring the Gokyo valley and Gokyo Lake, we then descend downhill to Dole today. We will follow the same trail back to Dole and stay there tonight.

Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazar (3440m)

Today, After our sweet breakfast we will start walking downhill again Namche. We retrace the same way back to Namche Bazzar today. And we will stay at Namche overnight.

Day 12: Namche Bazar to Lukla (2840m)

After a long walk, we will have a long last day trek to Lukla today. After 4:30 to 5 hours of trekking, we will reach Lukla. This will mark the end of our trekking to Gokyo Valley. overnight in Lukla.

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu (1100m)by flight

Today, we will fly to Kathmandu from Lukla. And in the evening, we will organize a farewell dinner for you. You will enjoy the celebration very much.

Day 14: Final Departure

Today, after having breakfast, we will accompany you to the airport for the returning flight. We bid you farewell at the airport hoping to see you again!

Whats included in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price
  • Pick up and transfer by car from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • 2 nights deluxe hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek .
  • Local lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Government licensed guides,plus experience porters (including food, salary, accommodation, equipment, medicine & insurance).
  • All local transportation including flight tickets to and from Lukla.
  • All necessary permits and entry fees.
  • All government taxes.
  • Medical kit box.
  • Rescue assistance.
  • Necessary equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets etc. if needed).
  • Our service charge.

Whats not included in this tour

Items that are not covered in the cost of tour price
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee ($40).
  • Your travel insurance (should include your medical and rescue).
  • Any personal expenses like hot shower and battery charges in the mountain.
  • Any kind of hot and cold drinks.
  • Staff & driver tipping.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another date which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

Nepal is not like home. It is exotic, it is wonderful but also very different. Great elevation changes, differences in customs and language, menu variations, lodge limitations, ant the many other mysteries and wonders of travel in Nepal are all conditions you must be physically and mentally prepared for. The itinerary may change. We may meet unknown hardships as well as unexpected pleasures. Come with an open mind and positive spirit.


The trek is non-technical and suitable for everyone in good shape who likes to hike over mountain trails and stay at rustic lodges. You should be in good physical shape for this trip and feel comfortable hiking 11 to 20 km a day on a trail while carrying a day pack of about 5 kilo. In general this is a moderate trek but with this several strenuous days at high altitude. While the trip has been designed to gradually acclimatize you to altitude, several lodges will be above 3 600 m and our highest lodge will be at 5 160 m. On some days altitude gains and losses of up to 1 800 m can be expected. At least 2 restdays are planned. Strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents of anywhere up to 1 800 m.


A program of cardiovascular conditioning such as running, swimming, biking or aerobics is essential, but try to supplement your exercise with hiking on steep hills or running up and down steps. The more you can condition by closely simulating the activities of trekking, the better off you will be. While the trip is rated as moderate overall, several days will be strenuous, and good conditioning is essential to your enjoyment of the trek.


Remember that Nepal has the 2 926 km latitude so it will be warm at the lower elevations (short and T-shirt) while nights will be cool to depending on the elevation and season. For fall trips day trips will be between 0?C and 5?C at the lower elevations. In the higher elevations expect day temperatures to be 10 degrees cooler. Temperatures at night will be cool being mostly between 0? C and – 5 C except above 3 500 m where temperatures at or below freezing are likely at night. It might even get as low as -10?C at the coldest part of the night at the highest lodges. For spring treks about 10 degrees to the temperatures for fall treks. The weather in fall is generally sunny, although an occasional storm could occur. Spring sees more clouds in the afternoon and the possibility of occasional thunder storms.


The pace will be unregimented. You are encouraged to walk by yourself or in small groups. Take time to visit local houses and temples, share a cup of tea or rakshi with our porters and the locals in the many chiyaa houses. Pursue interest in photography bird watching and botany and sample the culture of the are you are travelling in.


Personal gear will be carried by porters. Porters can carry two members’ duffel bags. Since their load is 25 kg, this means that your duffel cannot exceed twelve kilos. We stay in locally owned lodges and will receive an insight into family living. All the guest houses have toilets and cold showers. Some of the guesthouses have hot showers available and every lodge is equipped with solar power systems for lightning. The main common room has a heater, nice in the cold nights.


This is not a tour where everything can be planned in advance to run like clockwork. You probably won’t experience exactly what is written in the daily itinerary. Often adjustment must be made in the field. We want you to participate in the trip with the clear understanding that things can go wrong. Adventure travel does involve certain risks both emotional and physical. One has to be flexible when traveling in Nepal and have a cheerful attitude.

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