Gokyo trek

With its string of turquoise lakes, Nepal’s biggest glacier and an arc of snow mountains, the Gokyo valley is the most attractive in the Khumbu Region. The Gokyo Trek is an alternative to classical treks in Khumbu that has been specially designed for travelers who are eager to experience the magnificence of the Everest range, while avoiding too much mental and physical stress. The view from Gokyo is exceptionally beautiful and offers more of the legendary mountain than the views from Kalapattar.

The trail of this trek follows the Everest Base camp route up to Sanasa, and then follows Dudh Koshi River to its source, Ngozumpa Glacier.

One of the most remarkable feature of the trek is the view of tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region.

The highlight of the trek is our ascent of Gokyo Ri. From the summit at over 5000m we gain superb views of Everest as well as the 8000m peaks of Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu in Tibet.


Duration: 14 days
Max elevation: 5357 m
Activity: trekking
Best time: Mar-Jun/Sep-Dec

Brief Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival to Kathmandu airport

Day 02:
Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (1345m)

Day 03:
Flight to Lukla (2804m), trek to Phakding (2610m), 3 hours

Day 4:
Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), 5 - 6 hrs

Day 5:
Namche Bazaar, acclimatization day

Day 6:
Namche Bazzar - Phortse Village (3,810m), 5 - 6 hrs

Day 7:
Phortse Village – Machermo (4,470 m): 5 - 6 hrs

Day 8:
Machermo - Gokyo (4800 m): 5 - 6 hours

Day 9:
Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m) and hike to fifth lake: 5 - 6 hrs

Day 10:
Gokyo to Dole, 3 - 4 hrs

Day 11:
Dole – Namche, 4 - 5 hrs

Day 12:
Namche Bazaar to Lukla – 6 hours

Day 13:
Lukla - Kathmandu

Day 14:


  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa, double occupancy, with breakfast
  • All sightseeing by deluxe vehicle with guide
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • National Park entry fee
  • TIMS permit
  • Accommodation (in lodges along the way)
  • Food: 3 meals a day (provided from the menu)
  • Tea / Coffee 3 times a day
  • A good English speaking Sherpa guide & required porter/s
  • Essential equipment like trekking stick, sleeping bag, dawn jacket, water bottle, rain poncho
  • First Aid Kit Bag
  • Insurance for our staff

Not included

  • Lunch & dinner during stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Any bar bills, laundry, tips
  • Emergency rescue
  • Any extra cost not mentioned in “Included” section

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