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Gokyo Trekking

it is the popular trail in everest region and magnificent view of lake

The trail of Gokyo, popular in Everest region, is considered traditional trekking in Nepal. That offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks, lakes & the Ngozumpa Glacier.

Besides that, Gokyo trek is one of the best trekking in Nepal that lies in the east of Everest base camp. This trekking route is popular for mountain valley & Gokyo lake which is located at 4790 m high. The valley is full of the beautiful lakes & is the best approach to the great Himalayan view of the Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Thamserku etc.

Gokyo Trekking is one of the most famous treks in Nepal with Paranoiac view of different Mountains. Gokyo trek is in the lap of the base camp. It is cover by the amazing lakes. It is located in Khumjung village of Sagarmatha Zone. Sagarmatha National Park is at the altitude of 4,700–5,000 m (15,400–16,400 ft) above sea level. Gokyo lake water is naturally fresh, and their taste and views were amazing. These lakes are deeper than previously assumed by the researchers. This lake is spread in the area of 196.2 ha (485 acres). this lake lies on the head of the Dudhkoshi.

Gokyo is one of the most popular tourist destinations leading towards the Sagarmatha base camp. This trek is commonly hike by people with slightly more time to trek. As the trail is 4 days longer than the standard EBC trek. The Gokyo Lakes trek also has the added benefit of being a circular route as oppose to the standard EBC trek which returns along the same trail.

What to Bring / Take

South Asia is gifted by nature with variety of vegetation. Different types of whether, temperature can be found in small distance. The things you are taking during the tour in Nepal and the trekking in Nepal depends on the package and season you have chosen. Backpack bag as lightly as possible is expected during the trip to South Asia and Tibet. Tents will be suggested only in camping trekking in Nepal and Sleeping bag in high altitude area, camping trekking in Nepal, home stay and very rural area trip. Towel, Slippers, Tissues are recommended to carry for rafting and trekking members. A small bag for the instant stuffs, like chocolate, water, snacks, lotions/cream, are highly recommended during the tour in Nepal and Trekking in Nepal.



Clothing for the travelers during ‘Tour in Nepal’ are suggested to check as per the season you are travelling and high altitude trekkers should bring / take as per during ‘Trekking in Nepal’ as well as ‘For above 3500 m altitude’.

Winter Season (October – February)

  • Warm Hat / Cap, Sunglass
  • Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna
  • Warm gloves
  • Jacket
  • Long-sleeved clothes (Shirts, Sweaters)
  • Trousers
  • Woolen Socks
  • Comfortable Shoes

Summer Season (March – September)

  • Hat / Cap, Sunglass
  • Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna
  • Light / Windproof Jacket
  • Half Shirts / T-Shirts
  • Trousers
  • Cotton Socks
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Raincoat / Umbrella

During Trekking in Nepal,

  • Trekking Stick,
  • Light T-shirt / Shirt,
  • Half / Quarter Pants,
  • Towel,
  • Slipper,
  • Water bottle,
  • Thermos,
  • Personal medication and First-Aid-Kit with Sun-screen Lotion, Cold-cream, Lip-protector,
  • Chocolates & Snacks along the way,
  • Small back-pack (self-carry) to carry instant stuffs,
  • Backpack – carry by porter(s),
  • Flashlight / head-light / torch-light with batteries,

Also Required

  • Personal entertainment (Reading book / I-pod / portable MP3),
  • Digital Camera with batteries,
  • Multi-plug,
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Cash, credit and debit cards
  • Ear plugs
  • Locks for bags
  • Money belt
  • Insect repellent
  • Pocket knife
  • Toilet articles
  • Waterproof backpack cover

For above 3500 m altitude,

  • Warm Hat / Cap,
  • Warm Scarf / Masks / Tissue / Bandanna,
  • Waterproof Hand-gloves,
  • Down Jacket,
  • Gore Tex Jacket,
  • Warm Sweaters,
  • Woolen Shirts,
  • Warm Muffler,
  • Gore Tex Trouser,
  • Warm Trousers,
  • Thermal Underwear,
  • Woolen Socks,
  • Comfortable shoes (light but full trekking boot-waterproof),
  • Light sleeping bag
  • Waterproof backpack cover.

Documents needed while trekking in Nepal,

  • Flight info
  • Insurance info
  • Passport
  • required visas
  • vaccination certificates
  • Vouchers and pre-departure information
  • Passport size photos

Some Important Information to Tourist: Don’t or Do’s

  • A tourist may stay in Nepal up to 150 days in a visa year (January 1-December 31).
  • A tourist may extend his / her visa before expiry of the visa validity period.
  • A tourist who does not comply with these regulations may be liable of fine and other prosecution as provided in Immigration Act and Rules.
  • A foreigner having obtained tourist visa shall not be allowed to work with or without receiving, remuneration.
  • A foreigner shall not be allowed to carry out any work other than that for which purpose she / he has obtained the visa.

Short Itineary

Short itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival.

Day 2: Fly, Kathmandu – Lukla (2840m). Trek to Phakding (2610m).

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m).

Day 4: Rest Day / Acclimatization Day.

Day 5: Trek to Dole (4200m).

Day 6: Trek to Machherma (4470m).

Day 7: Trek to Gokyo (4790m).

Day 8: Excursion Gokyo Lake & Climb Gokyo-Ri (5360m).

Day 9: Trek back to Phortse (3810m).

Day 10: Trek to Khumjung (3780m).

Day 11: Trek to Phakding.

Day 12: Trek to Lukla.

Day 13: Fly, Lukla – Kathmandu.

Day 14: Departure.

Full Itineary

Full itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Our representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and then transfer you to your hotel. You will be briefed about trekking and each day program. Permits & TIMS will be handover to you either the same day of arrival or the next day.

Day 2: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)

You take an early morning flight to Lukla which is where all Everest treks begin. The flight is about 40 minutes to reach Lukla and then we have to trek around 4-5 hours to reach Phakding. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Chheplung village from where we get a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From here, we gradually descend until Phakding passing through the small village of Ghat.

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

The trek to Namche Bazaar is about 6-7 hours. Our trail passes through a pine forest and we continue our walk on the trail that goes north up the Bengkar valley (2630m). We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. At Monju (2840m), you have to show your Everest National Park Permit and TIMS Card. After complete register of trekking permit and TIMS card, we pass Jorsale (2740m) village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. Before reaching Namche, we can see Mt Everest from ‘Top Danda’ depending on the weather.

Day 4: Rest Day / Acclimatization Day

Namche Bazaar is Sherpa Capital of Solu Khumbu region and visits Sagarmatha National Park Visitor Center. There is plenty to do around Namche Bazaar and should spend a day here acclimatizing. There are also trek to the surrounding villages of Khumjung (3780m); these short day walks are designed to give us time to get used to high-altitude trekking. This is the first opportunity to catch a glimpse of the peak of awesome Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world and the other Himalayas such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on.

Day 5: Trek to Dole (4200m)

After Namche Bazar, we climb steeply up to Kyangjuma (3550m) village from where; we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku, Kantenga, and Ama Dablam. Along with the views, we pass the Mong La, a very charming place perched on the spur of Mt. Khumbila. An ancient historical Chorten stands at the center of the settlement of Mong La. We admire the grandstand views of surrounding snow-capped mountains and valleys. We pass through forests, some waterfalls and bridges, we reach Dole; a small part place with few teahouses.

Day 6: Trek to Machherma (4470m)

Today, from Dole we climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements. We climb a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtegaand up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steeply to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier.

Day 7: Trek to Gokyo (4790m)

This is the trek to reach one of the main destinations, Gokyo, following one of the melting-water Rivers which flow down from the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a steep rocky path inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We can see the Dudh Pokhari Lake and on its eastern shore lays the settlement of Gokyo.

Day 8: Excursion Gokyo Lake & Climb Gokyo-Ri (5360m)

Gokyo is a trade center where the Sherpa people run lodges to provide their best services to the trekkers going through this area. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, said to be the biggest glacier in Nepal. So, this day is to rest at Gokyo and do some excursions in and around the Gokyo valley. We can make a side trip to Fifth Lake via the forth Lake. Then, we will climb Gokyo-Ri where we get stunning views of the super Gokyo Valley. As we climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu, Cho Oyu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself is one of the finest to behold in the Everest region.

Day 9: Trek back to Phortse (3810m)

From Gokyo, we trek back to Phortse. Instead of retracing the upward route, we follow the eastern side of the valley to gain different views of Khumbila. The route to Phortse retraces the upward journey to Pangka, then turns east and climbs across the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier to Na. The trail makes a few ups & downs and enters to Phortse, old big village.

Day 10: Trek to Khumjung (3780m)

On the way, we can see Sir Edmund Hillary named school and hospital in Khumjung. There is a very old Gumpa at Khumjung which we can visit. We can find the head of Yeti in the Gumpa which is a historic story.

Day 11: Trek to Phakding

We walk around 6 hours to reach Phakding which is a large village in the Khumbu region of Nepal where we already stayed on the first day.

Day 12: Trek to Lukla

On this day, we trek back to Lukla and spend the night there.

Day 13: Fly, Lukla – Kathmandu

Today, we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla, and during the flight, we can enjoy some last-minute glimpses of the mountains. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we can rest, relax and go sightseeing throughout the day.

Day 14: Departure

Today is the last day of our memorable trip. You are free until your airport reporting time and we take you to the airport for outbound flight back to your destination.

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