Gokyo lake trek is a high-altitude trek to a valley east of Everest base camp. The trek starts from Lukla which is the main gateway to access the Everest & main other high mountain peaks. Trekking around Gokyo valley is considered a traditional trek that offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier. The image of this region is associated with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of 8000 m such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake. One of the most remarkable features is the view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region.

  • Start InKathmandu/Lukla
  • Ends InLukla/Kathmandu
  • Duration15 Days
  • CultureBased on Sherpa Buddhism


Days Itinerary Height Accommodation
1 Extreme Adventure representative will collect you from the airport. It’s a free day. Later in the evening, there will be a group briefing and welcome group dinner. 1340 m Hotel
2 The trekking guide or experience staff will first do a gear check at your hotel and organize renting any equipment if needed. Then you have a free day to explore around beautiful Heritage sites in Kathmandu (Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Pahupatinath and Boudha Stupa). 1340 m Hotel

Trek from Lukla to Monjo.

Our trip begins at early morning. Our office staff and trekking guide will see you at the hotel. You go for 30 min flight to Lukla, which flies over endless rolling hills covered with green terraces. Once in Lukla, we have a short break to organize porters and gear before starting our day’s Trek. You will trek for about 5 hrs to Monjo.

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Trek from Monjo to Namche.

After Breakfast you will trek to Namche Bazzar. The route crosses several steel suspension bridges covered with katas, whith well-wishing scarves, and prayer flags. It’s a 5 hr hike up to Namche. On a clear day, you can catch your first view of Everest from a lookout about mid-way up the hill.

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Rest day in Namche

Spend an extra day in Namche before trekking higher to allow our bodies to adjust to the lower levels of oxgyen in the air. In the morning, we will walk up to the Everest View Hotel to enjoy a panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam and Mt. Thamserku.

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Trek from Namche to Dole

The trail behind Namche is a gentle track that traverses high above the Imja river with overlooking views of Thamserku and Ama dablam. We will walk about 5/6 hrs to reach Dole. The trail follows the Dudi Kosi river northwards with stunning views of Tabouche and Cholatse across the valley.

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Trek from Dole to Machermo

Another short walk to Machhermo and we will stop here for lunch. We relax during the afternoon to allow our bodies to properly acclimatize. The story of Yeti and Yak herders were confirmed by the local police in this place. The stories tells that  19-year old Sherpani yak herder and her brother were assaulted by a 4 foot Yeti, who also killed 5 of their yaks.

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Trek from Machermo to Gokyo

Early morning we will walk towards north and the trail includes rocky moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier.  We can explore 3 of the Gokyo lakes around. Taboche lake, Gokyo Lake and Dudh Pokhari.

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Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri and to Dole

We can go for sunrise from the summit of Gokyo Ri. It is about 2 hrs walk from Gokyo so early walk is better. We will enjoy the stunning views of Nepal’s major 8000m peaks, Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8414m), Shishapangma (8013m) and Makalu (8475m). The summit also offers a glimpse down the Ngozumba glacier. Then we will walk to Dole.

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Trek from Dole to Tengboche

Morning walk leads downhill on the winding path the opposite side of Dudh Kosi River, with views of snow capped mountains after a good pleasant walk reaching at Phortse village , this is one of the traditional Sherpa village on the less visited area by trekkers.

After a wonderful time in this sleepy quaint village, morning walk leads to a winding trail with views of Kwangde, Thamsarkhu, Kangtenga and Ama Dablam peaks, walking on the less trekked area with few hours of good trekking reaching at Upper Pangboche village at 4,050 meters with an old monastery, after a lunch break here, afternoon walk continues towards famous Thyangboche monastery with an easy descent for an hour to the bridge over Imjatse river, after crossing the bridge back into lush green forest of pines, birch and rhododendron trees, from Deoboche a steep climb for an hour to reach at Thyangboche Monastery for overnight stop, this is an amazing and magnificent spot with grand views of Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest, this place is also a holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here. In this monastery, mountaineers take blessing from the high lama priest for better success and safe expedition.

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Trek from Tengboche to Monjo

After a wonderful time at Tengboche Monastery with the sound of Morning Prayer chanting by the monks and lamas and then heading downhill to cross Imjatse River and then a steep climb for an hour and with a gradual walk retracing the journey back to Namche Bazaar and Monjo. After a rest and lunch stop afternoon downhill to Monjo and back to Dudh Kosi valley crossing the same river few times and back at national park entrance / exit gate and then to Monjo for overnight stop.

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Trek from Monjo to Lukla

From Monjo we will walk to the valley floor and to Lukla. This is our last night as a group with your guides and porters

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13 We will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Our office staff will meet you at Kathmandu airport. Drive to your hotel. 2886/1340 m Lodge
14 Free day in Kathmandu. You can book valley sightseeing trip around placess like Swambhunath, Bhaktapur, Patan 1340 m Hotel
15 Depending on your flight time we will drop you at International airport for your final departure to destination 1340 m Hotel

We will provide you the trekking cost as per your group size. Please e-mail us or use "Inquiry Form" to send us message.

Cost Includes

  1. International and domestic airport transfers in Kathmandu
  2. 4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary
  3. Flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  4. Trekking Permit
  5. Sagarmatha National Park and conservation fee
  6. Accommodation and meals during the trek
  7. Service of English speaking trekking guide
  8. Service of porters to carry trekking equipments
  9. Daily wages of guide and porters
  10. Insurance of guide and porters
  11. Domestic airport departure tax

Cost Excludes

  1. Meals in Kathmandu
  2. Personal Expenses and personal tips
  3. Alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and mineral water
  4. Transfer in/out hotel
  5. Travel insurance, personal medical expenses and rescue evacuation

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