Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Duration: 13 days
  • Language: English
  • Max 20 Guests
  • Type : Trekking tours
  • Season : September to June

Highlights

  • Stunning view of Mount Everest and Gokyo Lakes from Gokyo ri
  • Walk on the Ngozumpa Glacier – The largest glacier in the Himalayas
  • Trek through the Sherpa village of Khumjung and Namche
  • Experience the Sherpa culture and taste local food
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla

Have you ever imagined being close to a glacial lake high up in the Himalayas with the snowy peaks glittering in the background? If so, the Gokyo Lake Trek is perfect for you! This trip provides a unique opportunity to experience the magnificence of the Mt. Everest and its surroundings! One of the many spectacular things you will see in this trek is the Ngozumpa Glacier composed exclusively from ice which, with its length of 26 kilometers, is considered to be the largest in the Nepalese Himalayas!

This particular region of the Himalayas is often recognized for its spectacular vistas, featuring magnificent viewing opportunities for some of the most popular mountains in Nepal. Thanks to a relatively high altitude and favorable terrain, travelers will be able to gaze out over vast expanses of picturesque terrain. Trekkers can observe Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu, all of which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri (5483m), situated directly above Gokyo Lake.

One of the most remarkable features of this particular trek is the view of the magnificent ice ridge situated between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m), located in the Khumbu region. A stunning reminder of the region’s extensive glacial history, this ridge exists in startling contrast to the rocky terrain and snow-capped peaks of Cho Oyu and Gyachung.

This extraordinary journey also provides numerous opportunities for exploration into the untamed geography of the region, allowing trekkers to experience a journey beyond the human imagination.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m).Overnight at a hotel.

Day 2 : Morning fly to Lukla (2804 meters) from Kathmandu, trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4 : Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Or Hike to Syangboche Everest View hotel to observe close view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lhotse and back to Guest House. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 5 : Trek to Phorste Thanga (3,680m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 6 : Trek to Machherma (4,470m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 7 : Trek to Gokyo (4,790m) - 5.5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 8 : Trek to Gokyo Ri (5,364m) and back to Gokyo - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 9 : Trek to Dole (4,200m ) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 10 : Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village (3,780m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 11 : Trek to Lukla (2,804m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 12 : Morning flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 13 : Departure

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Reviews

We had an amazing trip to Kathmandu and Pokhara and really couldn’t recommend Surya and his team highly enough. Everything was so well organized but also very flexible and it was no problem for us to make a few changes to our itinerary during our trip. We will definitely be back to Nepal and will definitely be contacting Surya!

Grad

United States of America

Visited EBC in April 2020 with friends. Amazing trip with awesome breathtaking views. Our touring company Himalayan Trekking & Tours took care of everything from beginning to end. Highly recommend this company for whoever wish to visit Nepal.

Rohit Purohit

United States of America

We just did a trekking tour with this company and I must say it was organised perfectly. Everything was smooth and trouble free! Our guide Babu was very knowledgable about the mountains and Nepal in general. My next trek will be definitely with the same guys, highly recommendable.

Marcelo

Brazil

Our tour guide, Prem, was very knowledgeable and made sure we had a great time. He shared interesting facts about each place we visited and helped us immerse ourselves in the local culture. The accommodations were comfortable and had all the necessary amenities.

Gary S

Australia

Incredible service and details for travelling in Nepal. They always know to do, helping with options and suggestions when making changes, modifications or travel adaptations according with your expectations and the experience looked in a great, unpredictable and surprising country like this. Surya, the owner and manager, takes care of all in a friendly and trustworthy way. Great people and operation!!!

Jose Aulestia

Ecuador