Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake Trek – an admired trekking episode in the Everest region hiking trip to Gokyo Ri nearby Everest Base Camp. The trails of Gokyo trek cater to the spectacular views of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest and other soaring Himalayan peaks.

Along with Gokyo Ri, the Gokyo Lake is notable for the group of Glacial Lakes, one of the largest freshwater reservoirs in the world. From the fifth lake of Gokyo, you can see Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal, which is located in the Khumbu region.

Enjoy the hospitality of welcoming local Sherpas in their villages as you travel the Gokyo Trek paths and adhere to Buddhist culture. Take advantage of the chance to see genuine Buddhist culture, highland Tibetan monasteries, and enjoy strolling along the beautiful trails of Sagarmatha National Park, a World Natural Heritage Site.

Gokyo Lake Trek can be the ideal choice if you want to experience something truly unique in Nepal’s most well-known trekking location. We promise that joining us on the adventure won’t let you down. If you’re interested in a panoramic trek to the Gokyo Lakes or a trip to the Everest region in 2022, we have set departure times with knowledgeable Sherpa guides and porters.

Main Features of Gokyo Lake Trek are:

  • Fascinating view of the largest glaciers in the Khumbu region- the Ngozumpa glacier
  • Hike through the peaceful, off the beaten-paths of the Everest region to reach Gokyo valley
  • From Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) observe the Sunrise/Sunset at Mount Everest and other peaks
  • Observe the scenic view of the Himalayas from flight – Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Breathtaking 360 degree view of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu
  • Walk through World Natural Heritage Site – Sagarmatha National Park
  • Experience Sherpa people lifestyle, culture and tradition
  • Lukla – the highest altitude airport in Nepal

How to Reach Gokyo Lake

We start our Gokyo Lake Trek from Kathmandu to Lukla via flight which is of (35min) approximately. You can observe the scenic view of mountains  from the flight. After landing in Lukla, you’ll trek towards Phakding. From Phakding,  you will travel across the wonder lust route in Everest region to Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar (3,450m) is the most popular destination in the Everest Region. From Namche Bazar you will trek forward to Dole, the trail is simple. You’ll be moving through areas shaded by lovely trees. You will be hiking uphill from Dole to Macchermo, and you are one step closer to the destination “Gokyo Lake”.

After 4-5 hours of hiking from Macchermo you’ll finally arrive at our destination – Gokyo Lake. The unique terrain and and a wonderful trail is what Gokyo Valley Trek makes it unforgettable. Early in the morning, you will hike from Gokyo Valley towards “Gokyo Ri” (5,357m) to observe the sun rays kissing the world’s highest mountain (Mount Everest) in the world. The mesmerizing view from the Gokyo Ri is what you take home with you from this amazing Gokyo Lake Trek. After having good time at the viewpoint, you will hike back to Macchermo. From Macchermo, you will ascend towards Namche Bazar, the home of Khumbu Region. From Namche, you will hike to Lukla to catch a flight back to Kathmandu.

Best Time to visit Gokyo

For the greatest trekking experience, visit Gokyo Valley in the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). The likelihood of bright skies and pleasant daytime temperatures throughout these months is high.

Permits to Gokyo Lake

You’ll need a TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park permit to trek in this park. The Sagarmatha National Park, is a World Natural Heritage site.


Note: If you are willing to try something really unique in Nepal’s most popular trekking hub, Gokyo Lake Trek could be the best option. We assure undertaking the trek with us won’t disappoint you. Looking for the Panoramic Trekking to Gokyo Lakes, Visit Everest Region in 2023, we have fixed departures with the experienced Sherpa guides and porter.