Everest Gokyo Lake trek rewards trekkers with panoramic views of the many peaks as well as Ngozumpa Glacier. Ngozumpa is the largest glacier of Nepal. On this trek route, you’ll reach high altitudes very quickly.

Gokyo Lakes trek is a well-known route in the Everest region. An alternate trek to the Everest Base Camp, which provides stunning views of four of the highest mountains in the world. They are Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m), and Cho Oyu (8153m).

Throughout the hiking, experience the scenic natural beauty of Gokyo Lake draped in an exceedingly Himalayan backdrop. The key part of this trek is a challenging ascent to Gokyo Ri (5,357m) that features stunning giant mountain views.

Get Everest Gokyo Lake Trek Package at the best price with a short itinerary that includes Guide, meals, accommodation, permits, and more.

Trip Name: Everest Gokyo Lake Trek(GOKYO RI)
Durations : 11 Days
Max. elevation : 5,357 m/ 17,585ft
(Gokyo Ri)
Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
Trek Start/Finish : Lukla
Difficulty Level : Challenging

That’s why it’s required to have acclimatization days before reaching Gokyo lakes.

Compared to related EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK, Gokyo Lakes is less crowded. Trekkers who wish to see fewer trekkers on Everest Trekking, Gokyo is the best.

Trekking through the scenic villages on Everest, you can enjoy the interesting culture and traditions of Everest. Walking through the lowlands to high alpine lands, lush jungles and snow-covered landscapes make a worthwhile journey. During the trial, you’ll also get the opportunity to see diverse plants and wildlife species at Sagarmatha National Park.

How much does package cost for Gokyo Lakes Trek?

Everest Gokyo Lakes trek costs(price) USD 1,130 per person which based on double occupancy. We can say, it is the cheapest deal(best price) for the 11 days Gokyo Lakes Trek. Because on this price, you’ll get a local guide, porter, food, accommodation, permits, surface transportation and so on. For the details of package, here is list of what’s included and what’s included. If you have a group or you want to trek in the off-season, you’ll get a special offer from Base Camp Hike. We’re highlighting here price of packages.

Trek Price(based on group size)

No. of people Price Per Person
1 person USD 1450
2 person USD 1130
3 person USD 1095
4 to 6 person USD 998
7 to 9 person USD 970
10 and more USD 950

Review of Trail – Why you Love Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking

Addiotional gem of Everest Region.

Trekking to Gokyo is best option for those who don’t want to EBC trek but want to see the stunning views of Everest as well as magical 5 Gokyo Lake. This trail is less traffic than the EBC. So you can take real taste of nature. Moreover, this trail offers one of the best view points of Nepal, Gokyo RI. Located at same altitude as Everest Base Camp, this view station offers spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and many more peaks.

Moreover, on the way to Lakes, you’ll see Ngozumpa glacier (the largest glacier in the Himalayas). Along this you’ll get views of the bright turquoise high-altitude lakes.

Hence, all in all making a trip to Gokyo is very worthwhile. This is personal view of writers.

There are several reasons which make sense to visit Gokyo. Though it sounds different route, but in reality it is one of the sibling route of Everest Base Camp Trekking. Because until the Namche Bazzar, it has same way. Those who visit this trail, they can experience both beauties of Everest Base Camp. Nonethelesss, fewer nights spent at very high altitude, you’ll get more variety of views Thus, this is the best trial where you can experience best mountain holidays.

During this Gokyo Trek, you’ll trek to the five amazing lakes which are located at the highest altitudes. So you’ll have amazing views of Gokyo. Furthermore, the following are some of the highlights.

What are the Highlights?

  • Stunning views of some of the highest peaks in the world such as Mount Everest, Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Dhaulagiri, Lhotse, Makalu, etc.
  • They comprise the highest freshwater lake system in the world, at around 5,000 meters.
  • One of the ideal treks in the everest region.
  • Sunrise and Sunset view from the Gokyo Ri.
  • Unique Sherpa traditions and culture in the Everest region.
  • The 5 Gokyo lakes
  • Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu scenic flight.

When is the best time to visit?(Best Season)

Sprinng and Autumn

As with most treks in Nepal, the best time to explore Gokyo are September – November(Autumn) and March – May(Sprinng).

How to Get there and away?

Getting there is same like trekking to Everest Base Camp. Because the first part of trek follows same as EBC(up to Namche). So to get starting point of this trail, most common way is fly to Lukla(a small himalayas airport). It last 30 to 35 minutes from Kathmandu-Lukla, but offers amazing experience. However, since it is mountain airport, basd weather frequently closes the airport. We strongly recommended travellers to prepare for delays(extra 1-2 days) if KTM – Lukla and Lukla – KTM.

List of what’s included and what’s excluded on Package

Cost Includes:

  • Picks up and Drops off from Airport at the time of arrival and departure.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Thamel-Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Professional license holder English Trekking Guide.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip fare of guests including Guide’s flight fare and airport taxes.
  • All land transfers by Private vehicles according to programs.
  • Meals on Trekking (B, L, D)
  • Teahouse twin sharing accommodation during the trek.
  • All expenses of Guide
  • Necessary Trekking Permit
  • Tax, VAT, and Company service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu city.
  • All types of Personal nature Expenses.
  • Tips for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected).
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above.


Can we customize the Gokyo Lakes itinerary?

Sure. We can make your Gokyo Lakes itinerary according to your preferences.

Do you have Local Guides?

Yes, We have a local guide who has already been to Gokyo Hike several times.

Should I have hiking experience to go trekking Gokyo Ri?

Since Trekking to Gokyo is high-altitude Himalayas trekking, your body should decently fit. 5 to 6 hours each day required to walk. So you should do some cardio exercise some months prior to the trek.

Is drinking water available on the trek?

Sure, you’ll get safe drinking water during the trek by paying 2 to 3 dollars( depends on altitudes). However, if you bring a water bottle and water purification tablet, you’ll save money as well as nature too. Because you’ll get free water at the hotel so that you can fill your bottle. Beyond that, you can make drinkable water by putting a tablet.

What is the standard of accommodation on the trek?

Likewise, EBC trek, accommodation on Gokyo Trek is tea houses. On these teahouses, you’ll get a shared room, basic amenities, Internet/WIFI, and food. The beds on the teahouse are usually comfortable and clean.

Is there any possibility of Acute Mountain Sickness?

Gokyo Ri Trek starts from 2800m and goes up to 5357m. It shows it is high-altitude trekking. And AMS is generally shown above the elevation of 3200m. So to be safe from AMS, you should drink plenty of water, soup, and keep your body warm.

Do I need travel insurance for the Trek?

It’s required. As it is high-altitude trekking, nobody knows what will happen to you during the trek. So to be safe from uncertain things, travel insurance is required to have. You should have travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation, medical expenses, accidents, and natural disasters.

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