Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek

Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek

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  • Duration:18 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,545m
  • ActivityTrekking, Hiking and City Tour
  • Group Size1-14
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The Everest Chola Pass and Gokyo Lakes Trek take you from remote, low-altitude places to Gokyo Valley. Along the way, you'll have to cross High mountain passes like Gokyo Ri (5,357 m), Cho La Pass (5,420 m), Kala Pattar (5,545 m), Amadabalm (6856 m) which are not technically difficult as they pass through well-developed trekking trails, but all these trails climb up above 5,000 m, alongside glaciated lakes, glaciers, rocky and sloppy hills, and boulders filled with snow, so acclimatization is essential. This is an incredible trip for exploring the soaring Himalayas in the Everest Region, the trail also goes through remote villages and passes through high, rocky, and snowy peaks. Here is The Complete Guidebook for Gokyo Lake Trek

You will first take a brief sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley before taking a scenic, short flight to Lukla Airport, where you will continue your trek to Namche Bazaar, Dole Village, and Macherma. From there, you will enter the Gokyo Valley and climb to Gokyo Ri to sneak around the magnificent Himalayas. Following a trip from Gokyo to Tangnak, Lobuche, and Gorakshep, you will eventually reach Everest Base Camp. After exploring the area, you will retrace your steps back to Gokyo, hike to Kalapathar viewpoint, descend to Namche Bazaar via Pheriche, and then fly back to Kathmandu from Luka. Visit our blog section to learn more about the comprehensive guidebook for the Everest Circuit trek. During the tour, you will not only cross high mountain passes but also see the picturesque Sherpa settlements, learn about their rituals and lives, sample local dishes and delicacies, and visit Buddhist monasteries and unique flora and fauna. If you're lucky, you'll see wild creatures and endangered species, giving you fantastic photo opportunities. These elements make Everest Chola Circuit trekking gratifying and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Major highlights of Gokyo Lakes & Everest Base Camp Trek

Namche Bazar

Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) is a popular sherpa hamlet on Everest. It is a popular resting stop (acclimatization location) for Everest Region trekkers. The location is shaped like a horseshoe and is bordered by Kongde Ri, Thamserku, Kusum Khangaru, and more. Namche Bazaar has luxury hotels, lodges, three museums, a stupa, a monastery, cafes, bakeries, trekking gear shops, banks, and stores. Almost all trekkers, climbers, and hikers spend at least two additional nights in Namche before ascending the Highlands. Namche Bazaar, which is also a well-known sherpa town, is known for its coffee and French bakeries. 

Kalapatthar Viewpoint

Kalapatthar is a prominent viewpoint in Nepal because it's part of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Kalapatthar is a black-stoned mountaintop above Gorakshep on Pumori's southern crest. Kalapatthar gives close-up views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and other snowy peaks. This unusual vantage point is 5,545 m upland from Gorakshep village.

Gokyo Lakes

The Gokyo Lake is the highest freshwater lake system in the world, at a maximum altitude of 5,357 m. Gokyo Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the way to Everest Base Camp and other regions. At 4,790 m (15,720 ft) elevation, Gokyo village is one of the area's principal centers. Climbing Gokyo Ri is frequently included in trips to the region. And if you need more proof that this place is beautiful and essential, Footprint Adventure says, "The Gokyo Valley is, in our opinion, the most beautiful place in the Khumbu." Ngozumoa Glacier is another highlight of the Gokyo region. It is the longest glacier in the Himalayas, stretching 36 kilometers (22 miles) beneath Cho Oyu, the world's sixth-highest mountain.

Highlights of the Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek 

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site excursion in Kathmandu Valley 
  • A scenic and dramatic flight to the world's most dangerous airport—Lukla Airport 
  • Trekking through the alpine forest, Sherpa settlements, and majestic valleys in Sagarmatha National Park. 
  • Exploring Tibetian Buddhism and its correspondence while trekking from Lukla to base camp. 
  • Experience Sherpa culture, tradition, and practices with your own eyes. 
  • Get a chance to encounter the exotic flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park. 
  • Experience the view of the base of the world's highest mountain and its surroundings. 

Best seasons for Gokyo Lake– & Everest Base Camp Trek

The months of spring (March-May) and fall (October–November) are the best times to trek to Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp because the weather is more pleasant and ideal for high-altitude trekking. During these times of the year, you can see the mountains with no clouds in the way. Although it is possible to complete this hike during the months of February and early September, the optimum time to complete the hike is during the months listed above.

Fitness for Gokyo Lakes & Everest Base Camp Trek

You need months to prepare for this trek. To increase the effectiveness of your cardio workout, start with a brisk walk and go on to jogging. 5 km in 30 minutes should be your target. Start gradually and increase daily. Swimming, riding, and stair climbing help too. You must walk on uneven terrain while on the trek. Leg strength is a plus during this trek. Leg exercises like weightlifting and squats might help.

Difficulty of the Gokyo Lakes & Everest Base Camp Trek

In general, the altitude, terrain, and length of time it takes to complete a trek can tell you how hard it is. The Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trek is a high-altitude trek that takes place over the course of several days and involves walking on an uneven area of the earth. Because of this, it is very hard and requires both a high level of physical fitness and the ability to keep going.

The adventure eventually brings you to the base of the world's highest summit, Everest, and allows you the greatest possibility of exploring the mountain. This trek is one of the most popular and demanded by Footprint Adventure. Read more about the complete guidebook for the Everest Circuit trek in our blog section and for further information, contact us.

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This is a special itinerary made by our external experts for the Everest Base Trek Via Salleri. We can customize this itinerary according to your needs and requirements. Please do contact us for a customized and tailored itinerary at your convenience. Our expert trip manager and tour advisor will plan and design the itinerary according to your desire.

You will be met by Footprint Adventure Treks and Expedition’s representative at Airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure for you to explore, and shopping for trekking. A pre-trek briefing will be given this evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

After breakfast, you will be taken to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as  Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories and all the information related to these sites. 

Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the self-sprung Buddhist and Hindu temples, also called the monkey temple. You will enjoy the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many more things to explore. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and it's an important pilgrimage center for Tibetian Buddhism. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal's biggest Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, where people worship Lord Shiva shine. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at the bank of the Bagmati river might be a very new experience for you. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built in the medieval era, the Durbar Square used to be the Malla ruler's royal palace and was later used by Shah Kings. 

After your amazing whole day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

An early morning start takes us to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arrival at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). After landing we have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The walking is easy. After passing through the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a short walk to Phakding.

  • Accommodation Trekker's Lodge & Restaurant
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time30min flight & 3-4 hour trek
  • Maximum Altitude2,650 m

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering the Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar (considered the Gateway to Everest) is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange services, internet cafes and bakeries. Namche is the biggest town along the Everest trail.

  • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will trek a short distance to a museum that is celebrated for its exhibits of the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up to the Syangboche Airport and the Everest View Hotel, one of the highest-placed hotels in the world. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas including Mt Everest.

  • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude3,880m

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We have trekked to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,720 m

From Debuche, the trail passes through the alpine forest of Rhododendron along with crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time, so we avoid getting affected by the altitude.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hour
  • Maximum Altitude4,410 m

Acclimatization day in Dingboche. Today we will spend a second night at Dingboche as a part of our acclimatization plan. Dingboche (or Pheriche) is the second acclimatization stop for most trekkers. On this day, we will hike to the Nangkartshang Viewpoint (5,060m), which offers stunning mountains views of Ama Dablam, Makalu, Imja valley, and surroundings. Afterward, we'll come back to Dingboche for the rest and enjoy the remaining time before heading towards the Lobuche.

  • Accommodation Good Luck Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,060 m

Today, the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and passes by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb as we are heading to the village of Lobuche which is located at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Some breathing problems may arise today due to the altitude. After crossing the Sherpa Memorial in Thukla Pass, we'll hike towards the Lobuche village. 

  • Accommodation NEW EBC Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,050 m

This is a big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5,364 m, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. During spring, there will likely be expedition teams about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak Shep for the night.

  • Accommodation Himalayan Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,354 m

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of the morning is spent climbing Kala Patthar, a small peak at 5,545 m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama    Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8,848 m, towers directly ahead, and on all sides loom the giants such as Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse, and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep and have a hot breakfast, and then trek back to Lobuche leaving the Khumbu glacier. Another few hours straight walk towards Cholatse mountain and reaching Dzongla village. 

  • Accommodation Zongla INN
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,545 m

Today is going to be one of the toughest days of the trip. The Cho La pass is not itself difficult, but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice may cause trouble by making the trail slippery. The trail from Phedi climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. While trekking through the side of a frozen lake, we reach the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. The pyramidal Ama Dablam presides over a range of mountains on the south even as Cholatse soars to the west and Lobuche East and Baruntse rise sharply to our right. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Thagnak Village in Gokyo valley. 

  • Accommodation Hotel Mountain Paradise
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,420 m

After early morning breakfast in Thagnak, we'll hike on the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal. You'll experience the beautiful views of Cho Oyu and other mountains in Gokyo valley. After reaching Gokyo village, you can explore the beautiful pristine Gokyo lakes in the remaining time. 

  • Accommodation Gokyo Resort
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,790m

We will hike to Gokyo Ri, a small peak above Gokyo village, in the morning and savor the fantastic views of the entire Khumbu region. As we ascend, the views become even more fantastic and we can see four of the seven highest peaks of Nepal, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. Reaching the fourth lake, Phonak Tsho we take pleasure in the lake’s serene beauty after which we trek back along the retracing trail to the third lake. We may take an additional hike up to the fifth lake, Ngozumba Tsho if time permits and depending on our physical conditions. From here, the view of the Ngozumba glacier, the longest glacier of the Himalayas, is so fascinating. After exploring the Gokyo Ri, we will come down to Machhermo village for a night stay. 

  • Accommodation Yeti INN
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hour
  • Maximum Altitude5,364 m

Descend down to Dole village following the Gokyo river, Buddhist monasteries, and the beautiful alpine forest of the Khumbu region. The glimpse of Ama Dablam can be seen again along with other stunning peaks of the Everest Region. We will spend that night in Namche bazaar and explore foods, coffee, and drinks.

  • Accommodation AD Friendship Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,440m

After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.

  • Accommodation Old Town Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our hotel. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance performances.

  • Accommodation Kantipur Village Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time30min flight
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

Our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure from Nepal. 

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • All the ground transportation ( including airport pick up, drop off, and city sightseeing)
  • 3x nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Kantipur Village Hotel)
  • Best available tea house accommodations during the entire trekking 
  • Full board meals during the trekking (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), 3x tea/coffee, and 1x soup per day
  • Fresh seasonal fruits will be served as dessert during the trekking
  • Welcome dinner in a Nepali restaurant with a cultural performance with a trekking crew
  • Professional and experienced license holder trekking leader during your trekking (Ratio 1guide:5trekkers)
  • One porter for two trekkers ( if you are solo, it costs an extra 22USD per day)
  • Food, accommodations, salaries, medicines, and related insurance for trekking crew members
  • KTM-LUKLA-KTM round trip airfare and Ramechhap-Lukla-Ramechhap during the peak season
  • Full-day Kathmandu city tour with private tour guide and vehicles
  • All the necessary permits and entrance cards for trekking in the Everest region
  • Footprint Adventure t-shirt and trekking map for free and a duffel bag (to be returned) will be provided from the company side 
  • Trip accomplishment certificate at the end of the trip
  • All the company service charges and government taxes 
  • Personal trekking equipment and gear, learn more about the trekking equipment list
  • Nepal visa fare and charges, learn more about the visa details
  • Your travel and rescue insurance, learn more about the insurance for high-altitude
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing sports, learn more about the city tour fares 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, except welcome dinner
  • Tips for guide, tour guide, porter, and driver (expected)
  • Mineral water, soft drinks, and hard drinks during the trip
  • Donations for local people, hospitals, and schools (not compulsory)
  • Internet, telephone, wifi, medicines, hot shower, electricity charge fee during the trekking
  • The rest of the expenses that are not mentioned in the price include 

Dates & Price


Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateMay 30, 2024 - June 16, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1720

Additional Info

Flight, Transportation and Luggage 

Flight is a very important thing for Everest  Chola Kalapatthar Trek. While you are going to Lukla by flight from  Kathmandu, or take a flight to Kathmandu from Lukla some time flight will be cancel account of bad weather. In this situation, you need to take a private Helicopter so You take a minimum of 02 extra days for  Gokyo Chola Kala Patthar Trek would be nice. Everest Gokyo Kala Patthar Trek starts your trip from your hotel so a car or necessary vehicle will come to your place and drop you at the airport then Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu amazing flight. In Kathmandu, you will get 4 to 5-star standard hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but the bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attached bathrooms as well as but they will cost extra.

High Altitude Sickness

Everest Chola Kala Patthar Trek would be a lifetime memory in your life. If you are unfit we will not recommend going this trekking. While you are going toward the high place, You have to take food and liquid a lot and walk slowly, better take Diamox ( high altitude medicines). If you have a serious problem you have to admit the hospital soon in this case you call the helicopter for rescue and our staff will help you with your treatment.  If you have medical insurance the rescue helicopter payment will be cover by the insurance company so medical insurance is necessary to go this trekking.

Altitude Chart for Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

Trekking Grade 

Everest Gokyo Kala Patthar Trek is a pretty long trek that goes right into high mountain country so; it is physically quite strenuous which involves approx 5-6 hours trekking along the way. There is no previous experience is required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions.


The best seasons for  Everest Chola Kala Patthar Trek start from mid-September till November end and from the beginning of March until the end of May. The morning time usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.

Food and Drinking Water

We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks. The bottled water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Electricity, Telephone and Internet

Trekking to  Everest Chola Kala Patthar Trek there are few places available for Telephone and Internet. You can get an internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and the internet cost would be extra. Most of the lodges/ guest houses take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in the base camp. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc. that costs you need to pay extra.

Group Leader and Crew

We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 10  or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipment

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Trekking Days

The time schedule is very important for enjoying the trip among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk.  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customize Itinerary and Trip Extensions

As per your time schedule if there is not suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so the place mentions your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Everest Chola Kala Patthar Trek. In addition to Everest Chola Kala Patthar Trek, we can organize a trip to  Annapurna Trekking, Langtang Trekking, Manasalu Trekking, Mustang Trekking, Mountain Flight, the water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara, or Lumbini ), homestay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour, Bhutan tour or India tour extension as per your time frame.


Q1. What about the electricity condition at Gokyo Lake?

On a paid basis, electricity is provided during your walk to recharge your phones, laptops, and iPads using micro-hydropower and solar panels. After Namche, there are no Wi-Fi sites along the trekking track. Only two locations in Lukla and one in Namche offer free Wi-Fi. Other locations further up require a fee for using online services, which increases gradually with elevation.


Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes lie at the height of 5,360 meters above sea level, which is why the Nepal government has mandated hiring a guide or a porter for high altitude trekking. This is the standard itinerary to reach Gokyo Lakes from Kathmandu that you can follow:

Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel

Day 2:Kathmandu City Excursion

Day 3:Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding

Day 4:Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 5:Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar

Day 6:Trek to Debuche Village

Day 7:Trek to Dingboche Village

Day 8:Acclimatization in Dingboche

Day 9:Trek to Lobuche Village

Day 10:Trek to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep Village

Day 11:Hike to Kala Patthar & trek to Dzongla

Day 12:Trek to Thagnak via crossing Chola Pass

Day 13:Trek to Gokyo Lakes

Day 14:Hike to Gokyo Ri & trek back to Machhermo Village

Day 15:Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 16:Trek to Lukla

Day 17:Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 18:Departure Day

However, note that this itinerary can be easily customized according to your preferences and timetable. Contact us, here for more information for tailored made itineraries.


You need to be in good physical and mental health for the Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek. Long trekking distances over difficult terrain, including steep ascents and descents, are required for this journey. Focusing on cardiovascular health through exercises like jogging, hiking, or cycling is essential for preparing for this. Building stamina and endurance is necessary as the walk requires consistent physical effort spread out over several days. It's important to build up your leg muscles, especially your quads, and calves, for stability and support throughout the walk. Include activities like stair climbing, lunges, and squats in your workout regimen. Exercises for your core and general body strength will also help you carry your backpack and keep your balance on rocky trails.

The Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek lies in the Everest region of Nepal which has been designated as a UNESCO Heritage site and is protected by the Sagarmatha Conservation Area Project. To reach and trek in the Everest region, you need three distinct permits:

  1. Sagarmatha National Park Permit: Rs. 3,000 per person
  2. Pasang Lampu Rural Municipality Permit: Rs. 2,000 per person

Yes, it can be possible for you to customize the Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek itinerary to meet your needs and interests. Itineraries that can be customized to your needs are offered by a number of trekking companies and guides in Nepal.

The typical Everest Gokyo Lakes which begins and ends in Lukla, normally lasts 16 to 18 days. However, you can contact us about any changes based on factors like your level of fitness, your time constraints, and certain locations you might want to see or explore along the way.

It's essential to pack the right gear when preparing for the Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek to ensure your safety, convenience, and enjoyment. An insulated jacket or fleece for warmth, breathable base layers, lightweight, quick-drying hiking pants, durable, comfortable trekking boots, and waterproof, breathable outer shell jackets and pants are all essential goods to pack. 

You must carry all your essentials in a backpack with a rain cover. Remember to pack a warm hat, gloves, and neck gaiter or buff for protection from the cold. Additionally essential are trekking poles for stability and to lessen joint stress and UV-protective sunglasses. 

It's common to hire porters for most of your luggage on the Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek. This allows you to trek with a daypack that is lighter and only contains the items you'll need for the day. Hiring a porter not only makes the trek easier to handle by lightening your load, but it also gives the local inhabitants somewhere to work.

It's essential to remember that the weight of the luggage that the porters carry is typically limited to between 15 and 20 kilograms (33 and 44 pounds) per person. To stay below this limit, it is advisable to pack effectively and refrain from overpacking.

However, it is entirely possible for you to carry your own luggage if that is your preference. Just make sure you are physically capable of trekking for the entire route while carrying weight on your back.

The scientists underestimated the depth of these lakes when they first looked at them. The Fourth Lake (Thonak Cho) is the lake with the deepest depth, measuring in at 62.4 meters, followed by the Gokyo Lake, which measures 43 meters.


The Gokyo Ri Trek is a journey that lasts for a total of 14 days. This tour lasts for 14 days and begins in Kathmandu, from which point the travelers go to a number of other heritage sites. This journey to Gokyo Ri and its lakes is a fantastic alternative to the more traditional treks to Everest and Kanchenjunga base camps. People who are interested in hiking in the Everest region but do not have any intention of making it to Everest Base Camp should choose the Gokyo Ri Trek and the Gokyo Lakes. Both of these destinations are located in the Gokyo Valley.


Undoubtedly! The Gokyo Ri viewpoint, at 5,3 meters (17,575 feet), provides the greatest view of the southwest face of Mount Everest. The panorama of Mount Everest that can be viewed from Gokyo Ri has been considered by hikers to be the best panoramic view of the entire Everest Region Trek. The view of Mount Everest that can be seen from Gokyo Ri is more extensive.


After a challenging day of hiking, it is necessary to take some time to wind down, relax, and get a good night's sleep in order to be ready for the next day's adventure. To ensure that you have a pleasant stay, we will always reserve the finest lodge, which will include two beds in each room as well as western-style bathroom services. The majority of the time, there will be an adjacent restroom as well as clean and comfy beds that include an electric blanket (if one is available). The temperature of the space will often be kept between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius (50 and 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit).


The first symptoms typically appear 12 to 24 hours after reaching high altitudes. Symptoms of altitude sickness vary depending on their severity. Mild, transient altitude sickness symptoms include lightheadedness, exhaustion, loss of appetite, insomnia, lack of energy, and shortness of breath.


No. Normally, oxygen is not needed on the trek because our schedule is set up to allow for adequate acclimatization. In order to prevent altitude sickness, we also provide Diamox, a drug that suppresses the symptoms right away. However, we will quickly drop to a lower altitude in the event of severe altitude sickness.


Crampons are typically not necessary for this trek if you hike during the season. However, crampons could be needed if you intend to complete the journey in the middle of winter or during the rainy season. It is preferable to have your crampons and not need them than to need them and not have them if necessary, because you truly won't know what conditions you'll find on the trekking trail until you get there.


Without a doubt, Everest Base Camp has made history in the trekking and adventure industries. When they arrive at this storied base camp, hikers invariably exhale a sense of satisfaction and self-worth.Each trekker makes their own decisions about what they want to do, and we always support the priority of the path you select. If you have never trekked elsewhere or at a high altitude, we advise you to take on the 14-day Everest Base Camp journey. Go for the 14-day Gokyo Lake Trek if you prefer a more gorgeous walk mixed with some adventurous activities. Please get in touch with our travel representatives in the USA, India, Australia, and Nepal immediately if you have any questions. We will instruct and mentor you so that you advance from being a competent hiker, trekker, and climber.


A restful night of pleasant sleep is absolutely essential for the following day's journey after a hard day of hiking. We always take care to reserve the best lodging with two beds for each room and, when available, western toilet facilities. The mattresses are often tidy and cozy, with an electric blanket (depending on availability) and an attached bathroom for the majority of nights. The temperature in the room is often kept between 10 and 12 °C (50 and 54 °F).


If you haven't already trained, we advise you to do so well in advance of embarking on an adventure trek in Nepal's Everest region. Despite the fact that this is a relatively straightforward climb, if you are new to trekking, you may experience some discomfort. For security reasons, we do not accept last-minute reservations from untrained or inexperienced hikers. Our mountaineers will require at least three months to advise, lead, train, and get you ready for this climb. The bottom line is that even if you have no prior trekking experience, you may still complete this journey provided you get in touch with us at least three months in advance of your intended start date.


If you want to tackle Gokyo Lake and Everest Base camp without experiencing any difficulties related to altitude sickness, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. The following are a few tips for preventing altitude sickness during your trip to Everest Base Camp, provided by our knowledgeable guides and travel planners.

  • Slow ascent with sufficient rest and acclimatization.
  • Make sure you get enough fluids and keep hydrated.
  • Consume sufficient and balanced calories.
  • Keep clear from alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, and tobacco products for the entirety of the walk.
  • Maintain a level mind and get yourself mentally ready.
  • Train your body to handle uphill hikes 3 months before the trek by doing enough cardio or gym work

The months of spring (March-May) and fall (October-November) are the best times to trek to Gokyo Lake Everest Base Camp since the weather is more favorable during these months and is ideal for high-altitude trekking during these months. These times of the year provide a view of the mountains that is completely unobstructed by clouds. Although it is possible to complete this hike during the months of February and early September, the optimum time to complete the hike is during the months listed above.


Yes! The challenging hike to Everest region is highly dependent on the existing weather conditions. Due to the unpredictability of the weather and the frequent occurrence of weather-related events, flights are sometimes delayed or even canceled. Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla is located at 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) above sea level and is accessible by a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu. In the event that the domestic flights to and from Lukla are canceled, we kindly ask that you make appropriate preparations and set aside a few days as backup in case this occurs.


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