Located in Everest Region, Gokyo Lake Trek rewards trekkers with extensive views of the many peaks as well as Ngozumpa Glacier. Ngozumpa is the largest glacier in Nepal.

The Gokyo Lake Trekking second most popular trekking Khumbu region after trekking to the Everest Base Camp.  It offers stunning views of four of the highest mountains in the world and 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) which features stunning giant mountain views.


Trip Name: 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

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.

Gokyo Lake Trek Cost

Cost for Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lakes trek costs(price) USD 1090 per person which is based on double occupancy. We can say, it is the cheapest deal(best price) for the 11 days of Gokyo Lakes Trek. Because of this price, you’ll get a local guide, porter, food, accommodation, permits, surface transportation, and so on. For the details of the package, here is the list of what’s included and what’s excluded. 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 the here price of packages.

PRICE FOR GOKYO LAKE TREK [ Best Package Price ]

No. of Tourist Price Per Person
1 person(Solo) USD 1410
2 person USD 1090
3 person USD 1060
4 person USD 999
5 person USD 996
6 person USD 970
7 person USD 970
8 person USD 950
9 person USD 955
10 person USD 940

Review of Trail – Why you Love Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking

Trekking to Gokyo is the best option for those who don’t want to EBC trek but want to see the stunning views of Everest as well as the magical 5 Gokyo Lake. This trail is less traffic than the EB. Moreover, this trail offers one of the best viewpoints of Nepal, Gokyo RI. Located at the 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 the 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. 

What are the Highlights?

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

  • 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.
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Inclusion and Exclusion on Package


  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • 1-night tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Airfare with Taxes including GUIDE
  • All required trekking permits.
  • Twin SharingTeahouse accommodation(Double Occupancy Basis) in the mountains
  • Meals During the Trekking (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • An Experienced Licensed holder Trekking Guide.
  • Porter in order to carry your baggage (2 Guests = 1 Porter, maximum 20kg)
  • All expenses of Guide and porters
  • First Aid Kit including an Oximeter
  • Seasonal Fruits each day
  • Trekking completion certificate(if needed)
  • Nepal Government’s Taxes, Vat, and Company Service Charge


  • Nepal Entry Visa
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • All types of Drinks and Dessert food
  • All other Personal Nature Expenses
  • Any kinds of charges like battery charges, laundry, phone calls.
  • Trekking equipment
  • Travel insurance ( it is mandatory in case of emergency )
  • Any meals that are not specified in our itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. flight cancellations, weather problems, damages to property, illness, etc.)
  • Tip for the trekking staff which are not compulsory but highly expected
  • Any other things which are not specified in INCLUDED.


How to Get there and away?

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

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

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

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 are required to walk. So you should do some cardio exercise some months before 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. In 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, and 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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    Wonderful Trek with amazing Lakes

    Rated 5 out of 5
    February 4, 2021

    We did trekking to Gokyo Lake with Guide Kamal from Company Base Camp Hike. It was a wonderful trip where we saw amazing lakes with crystal-clear water. We climbed Gokyo Ri early in the morning and enjoyed with sunrise and views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and other snow-capped mountains.

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