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Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

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13 Days
Availability : Seasonal
Max People : Group or Private Trek Options

Trek Details

Trekking to Everest Gokyo Lake is one of the best trekking in Nepal, it is a moderate trek beginning from Lukla. The main highlighted feature of the Gokyo Lake is its location which is a magical place that is residing in the foothills of Himalayas and is full of blue glacier lakes dominated by Himalayas of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu and Mount Cho- Oyu in a single line.


Exploring the local cultures and living style of the locals from the Everest region, collecting the picturesque views of mountains including Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, Mount Cho- Oyu. Everest  Gokyo Lakes Trek, a perfect trekking in the Everest Region. Plus, exploring the flora and faunas of Sagarmatha National Park adds more fun and excitement to this trekking. 
The Gokyo Lake is also a holy region for both Hindus and Buddhists as it is the place for pilgrimage. Everest Gokyo Lake trekking explores the amazing and the beautiful Sherpa villages, monasteries, wildlife and amazing mountain scenery of the area. In this trips you will experience the breathtaking flight to Lukla. The Namchebazzar the gateway to the Everest region is a great town. The view of the Gokyo Lake is amazing and the friendly Sherpa villages with their unique lifestyle are yet another highlight of this journey. 
Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking route is full of fascinating views of the roof of the world, observing the way the rich Sherpa culture flourished and sustained in this elevation of the earth.
The Gokyo Lake is a beautiful lake in the Himalaya. The view of Everest  Kalapatthar is fabulous. So do not miss this opportunity of discovering beautiful lakes, forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines and foothills!!!


Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu, Nepal

Trek Grade


Max. Altitude

5357 meters

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by car/van/ bus/
  • Tims Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Everest National park entry permits.
  • All your standard meals while in the trekking (Breakfast/Lunches/Dinners) with three cup of tea or coffee a day.


  • Tea house accommodation during the treks.
  • Friendly English speaking guide.
  • Accommodation, Food, Salary, Insurance, and medicine for all staff.
  • Porter service (1 porter between 2 person basis)
  • Medical kit.
  • Happyland treks certificate.
  • Company duffel bag and a T-shirt.
  • Domestic flight ticket round trip and airport tax Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu, members and guide.
  • All government and local taxes.


Price Excludes

  • Any food during the Kathmandu and Pokhara stay.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. International air fare.


  • Personal equipment.
  • Tips for guide and Porter (Tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses such as:  Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge, donation.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘price included’ section.


What to Expect

We trek per day between 4 to 8 hours it’s depending on the walk, we can always tailor the date to you and your needs. While trekking with Happyland Treks we recommends you to drink 3 to 5 liters water per day. Water is known to help when combating mountain altitude sickness.


During the trek almost every village you will have access to boiled purified drinking water, bottle of water and hot water for the drink which is cost started from 100 – 500 rupee per liters depends where you are.

For the shower cold shower is free but we are not recommends cold shower during the trek because it cold up there, so it’s better to have hot shower which is possible by Gas Geysers or Hot Bucked and prices started from 200 – 500 rupee per head. For the camera/mobile battery we always recommends you bring some extra batteries if possible, you can have Mobile/Camera Battery charge almost every tea house the places where you staying in the night and it cost 200 – 500 per battery charge.
When trekking you will go through terrain that can be flat, downhill uphill and at points with lots of stairs.
We are always there to help and support you and your journey.  Learning about local culture and their Sherpa people. Visiting Gomba, monastery, prayer flag and prayer wells. Reaching to Gokyao Ri 5357m. During the trip we will sleep at a maximum altitude of 4800m. (Gokyao) Small domestic flight to Lukla-Tenjin Hilari Airport, Khumbu District. Mt Everest 8848m. Highest point on the earth.

Mt. Everest knows as three different name as:
Nepali: Sagarmatha.
English: Everest.
Chinese: Chomolungma.



Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel and over night in Kathmandu preparation for trekking.

Day 2Kathmandu to Lukla

Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) by flight 40, minutes. Breakfast in Lukla followed by trek to Phakding (2610m).

Day 3Phakding to Namche Bazaar

Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 4Acclimatization Day

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar rest, chilling, exploration and enjoying the view

Day 5Namche Bazaar to Phorse

Trek Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810m)

Day 6Phorse to Machhermo

Trek Phorse to Machhermo (4470m)

Day 7Machhermo to Gokyao

Trek Machhermo to Gokyao (4800m)

Day 8Acclimatization Day

Acclimatization day at Gokyao Valley exploring around and Gokyao Ri hiking (5357m) over night in Gokyao (4800m)

Day 9Gokyao to Dole

Trek Gokyao to Dole (4200m)

Day 10Dole to Namche Bazaar

Trek Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 11Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m)

Day 12Flight back to Kathmandu

Morning flight back to Kathmandu (1336m) from Lukla

Day 13Departure to International Airport

Departure to international airport or if you have few days extra in Kathmandu you can chill, do shopping or sightseeing etc.

Important Information


We stay at the Tea house. Tea house trek basically means small hotel with cozy room established along the trekking route that provide room and food. Most of this established family owned and home cooked meals are serve as well as different type of food European and western food it’s bit of different but it’s good.

Equipment and Trekking Kit

For all Trekking and Hiking trips we recommend you to be prepared and have the items from this list.


Sun hat / warm fleece hat / Sunglasses / Head torch / headband

Few pair of T-shirt / Cotton t-shirt / Light thermal / leggings
Fleece jacket / down jacket
Light weight walking pant /  Hiking Shorts / Under garments

Inner Socks / Thick warm wool hiking socks / Comfortable Hiking boots / Sandals

Fleece Gloves / waterproof wind fleece gloves

Sleeping bag liner / Pancho rain cover / Trekking poles / Headlamps and spare batteries / camera batteries with chargers / watch with light alarm / Water bottle or Camel bag / money belt / Dry Packs

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene:
Shampoo / conditioner
Tooth brush and paste / Face and body moisturizer
Nail clippers file / Clothes washing shop
Toilet paper you can by more on a trek / hand sanitizer / Sunscreen / body high UV Protection.

Medical Kits:
See yours doctor for complete travel medical include High altitude medicine Diamox.


Mountain Sickness and Prevention

Mountain Altitude Sickness can affect anyone above 3000 meters. Altitude Sickness affects people regardless of sex, age and fitness. If you are showing signs of mountain altitude sickness your safety is our first priority and we will facilitate you getting down as fast as possible.


We suggest prior to trekking to ensure you are in good health and have consulted with your GP. It is recommended prior to departing walking training is done so you have the most enjoyable time whilst trekking. Please don’t hesitate ask more.
Many people suffer from mild symptoms of AMS (ACCUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
A light headache, loss of appetite and disturbed sleep may occur when suffering from AMS. If you experience any of these symptoms do not continue ascend. Instead, stay where you are or go down to acclimatize.

Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema (swelling of the brain)
Hape – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (fluids in the lungs)

Persistent severe headache, difficulty breathing, confused thinking, loss of appetite, rapid breathing or breathlessness at rest, vomiting,coughing up pink, brown or white sputum, sound of liquid in the lungs, blueness of face and lips, severe lethargy (not wanting to do anything), persistent bubbling cough, or persistent increased heart rate (110 per minute)
Prevention:- Drink plenty of water (not alcoholic beverage) and eat fruit – especially when crossing high pass.


Accommodation in Kathmandu

Accommodation in Kathmandu is not included in this package and you will have to arrange accommodation for staying in Kathmandu yourself. Accommodation costs varies depending on the tourist season as well as the areas where you choose to stay. Our team members will be more than happy to help you and provide with assistance and guidance for booking accommodation or any other travel information related to your stay in Nepal.


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Group Traveller

This was my first trek in Nepal but I am already planning a second one next year. It has the most amazing sceneries and the friendliest people I’ve ever met, and there’s nothing like the view on Gokyo Lake and Mount Everest as a reward for one’s efforts. So
worth it.

April 6, 2019

Anna Harper

Solo Traveller

“Happy Happy ”
Had an amazing time on our trek. Our guide and porter Resham and Sambhu were fantastic and made a great team. It was my first visit to Nepal and I was touched by the scenery, the people and the tradition, I will definitely be back to see more. Thank you Happyland Treks.

November 10, 2017

Charlie Kemble

Group Traveller

“Amazing Gokyo lake with beautiful Himalaya views ”
After doing the Annapurna Circuit in 2016, my brother and I wanted something more challenging, so of course the Everest region was our choice. We didn’t want to go to the base camp, and wanted something a bit off the beaten tracks, so we went to Gokyo Lake. It turned out to be a great idea since it was actually quiet, with awesome views on the Everest. This trek is for trekkers with at least a little experience, since Gokyo is at 4800m. Climbing Gokyo Ri up to around 5300m was also part of the highlights of the experience and gave us the best view on both the lake and mountains.

November 12, 2016