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Why Gokyo Trekking?

  • Matchless Short flight to Lukla and back,
  • Visit a great mountain town - Namche bazarr, Sherpa museum & Mountain photo gallery,
  • Walking experiences throughout the remote geographical landscapes & Sherpa Villages,
  • Enjoy your first clear view from Everest view Hotel,
  • Stunning landscapes and Gokyo valley walk after passing Dole,
  • Blue Crystal clear lake before and after Gokyo,
  • Indescribable view from Gokyo ri (5,380 m) onward Mt. Everest, Cho-oyu, Lotse, Ama Dablam, Nogjompa Glacier & 360 degree views of snowed Mountains,

The Gokyo trekking provides an opportunity to see Spectacular views of the Everest & other Himalayas, including crystal clear Blue Gokyo Lakes. If you do not have Enough time trek to Everest Base Camp this trek will be an excellent alternative trekking in Everest region.

After an Exhilarating Flight to Lukla, you enter Sherpa Community. These friendly people will make your stay in this Region one that you will never forget. You will be immersed in their Culture and Witness their Traditional lifestyles in the Foothills of the Himalaya.

Trekking is a wonderful trekking Holiday in Everest region In Nepal. Gokyo and Gokyo Ri (most popular viewpoint of Gokyo valley trek) one of the great views to see high altitude Mountain, massif Glacier, Stunning Pristine Lakes & Surrounding Himalayas.

Gokyo Trekking will be finished within 10 days walk from Kathmandu to Kathmandu but it can be extended till 18 days so it's on your choice and your holiday duration in Nepal if you would love to go over Cho la pass and Everest base camp.

It will takes you to the unbelievable viewpoint- Gokyo -ri (5380 m), Which will provides such an insane Mountain View including Mt. Everest, Cho-oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Which are over 8000 m high Mountain as well as the largest Ngozumpa Glacier.

10 days short Gokyo trekking begins from Lukla after a 30-minute scenic flight in the small plane. This trek is a short Everest region trek leads you to the paradise hamlet Gokyo valley through Namche(Gateway of Everest region trek). Gokyo trekking is known as a Gokyo Valley trek & Gokyo Lake trek too as it is truly beautiful trekking with heart-stopping Mountain vistas, Pristine Blue Lakes, Glacier, and many Snow cap Peaks surroundings.

Short video clip while walking on Nogjompa Glacier near Gokyo

Gokyo trekking is also known as a Gokyo valley trekking and Gokyo ri trek. It is one of the most striking valleys in Everest region of Nepal. The valley around Gokyo and crystal clear lakes are just indescribable as it is truly tranquil and picturesque.

The major attractions around Gokyo valley are the Blue lakes(5th lake), Nogjompa Glacier, Gokyo ri view station, Gokyo village itself and massif Cho-oyu Mountain Range and The great view of Mount. Everest.

If you are able to add 2 more days on your itinerary than you are recommended to do Renjola pass, it is a spectacular hill station to observe entire Everest mountain range and next day you reach to Namche bazaar from other direction.

After all about Gkyo trek, you may like some short hiking around Annapurna which is very easy and different scenic view.

If you need more information and the price of those trips please you just email us anytime. Thank you.

Gokyo Trekking Outline

DAY 01: Fly to Lukla (2,840 m) than Trek to Phakding (2,650 m)

DAY 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m).

DAY 03: Acclimatized day

DAY 04: Trek to Dole (4,100 m)

DAY 05: Trek to Machhermo (4,400 m)

DAY 06: Trek to Gokyo (4,750 m)

DAY 07: Trek back to Machhermo (4,400 m)

DAY 08: Trek to Khumjung (3,780 m)

DAY 09: Trek to Phakding (2,660 m)

DAY 10: Trek to Lukla

DAY 11: fly to Kathmandu.

What's included?

  • On Arrival and DEparture pickups & drops in a private car/Jeep,
  • 2-night Hotel in Kathmandu and tea house accommodation during your trip in the mountain,
  • 3 times food from the menu during your trek in the mountain, Government authorized license holder guide,
  • Local strong porters,
  • all staff salary, food, insurance and other essential things,
  • your trekking permits,
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu Flight ticket,
  • grounded transportation as per itinerary,
  • Emergency helicopter management

What's not included?

  • More than one main course food
  • Travel Insurance,
  • Meals in city,
  • Tip for guide and porter, it is highly expected,
  • Items of a personal nature such as wifi, shower,toilet roll, bigger money, bar bills, battery charge,
  • Alochalic and non-alcoholic drinks

Day by Day Itinerary

As you told us the time and air company you are landing we will be at the airport with a private vehicle to pick up you. We welcome you with the flower made necklace than drop you at your hotel.

It is our early morning weak up day because we will have an early flight to Lukla in a small plane about 30 minutes than we reach Lukla. Once we reach there we will manage our bags and day walking cloths than walk about 3 hours Gradual down passing many buddies' prayer flags, Mani walls, Stupas, and beautiful landscape. It is the short and easy day. We will stay in Phakding village.

We need to finish our breakfast before 8 o’clock in the morning than we have to start to walk from Phakding. There will many suspension bridges and few Sherpa residency area till we walk Jorsalle which is a 3 hours walk from Phakding. After passing Jorsalle we go again along the river and need to cross 2 more bridge to get the proper steep way to Namche. After crossing those bridges after Jorsalle we have to walk steeply 2 more hours through pine forest and checkpoint than we will be in Namche. It is where we're going to get our sleeping room.

It is generally the rules when you cross 3,400 meters you should spend some there at list one extra night which helps you not to have mountain sickness. There are few popular places where we're going to visit with your guides such as a museum, Everest view spot, national park museum, and Gompa. Overnight in Namche.

After having two night in the same place Namche we will be stronger and also acclimatized so first we walk a bit steep about 20 minutes after that it will super easy walk on the flat and wide trail till Kyanjuma and Sanasa. While you are between Kyanjuma and Namche the view will be just unbelievable and marvelous. The narrow and steep small trails lead you steeply up towards Mogh Danda after we pass Sanasa than after Danada we go down again to the river and upwards to Dole which is lovely small area has the big lawn and fantastic Mountain View. Most of the time after passing Danda we will walk through the forest that means we might get to see some Musk deer, black buck, and mountain goat. Overnight in Dole.

It is your easy walking day after you finish your breakfast in the lodge you just walk gradually up in an open area and spectacular views around including Mt. Choyo 8000 M High. It is only 3 hours walking passing some turning and zigzag way. Overnight in Machhermo.

After your breakfast you're going to walk gradually uphill along the valley towards Gokyo and glacier, it is also open area but paradise scenario around. When you walk 3 hours from Machhermo after passing Luza and Fanga you will get to see the beautiful blue lake next to the glacier. So in total, you're going to walk for about 5 hours. Overnight stay in the lodge of Gokyo.

The going to be your long day including the time you go up to Gokyo RI (5,380 m), It is really high peak where the view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Choyo Lakes, Glacier and many uncountable mountains that you can explore and back to Gokyo again after that still you have to eat your breakfast than descending straight via same way you took a day before to Machhermo. You're going to stay one night there in the tea house.

Our group needs to be ready again in the morning for the day adventure which is also the same trail we are going to follow till near Sanasa than we have to climb 20 minutes to reach Khumjung. Which is the old and historical village of Sherpa community as well as the Hillary school, old Khumjung Gompa, wide and colorful houses? We sleep one night there in the lodge.

It is your 2nd last walking day in the Khumbu Everest region. This day we just descend all the time through the forest, steep trail, suspension bridges, and few Sherpa village. After 5 hours easy walk along the river, you will get to Phkding where we stay.

We can start our journey quite late this day as we have only 3 hours walk to Lukla and in Lukla, there are not many things to see and explore around, so we can start late breakfast then walk to Lukla. Once we reach Lukla we have to manage the farewell dinner with guide and porter who helped you each and every step during your trip. Overnight in Lukla.

We will fly in the morning basically but depends on how is the weather over there so when we reach Kathmandu airport we will also provide you the private drop service to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Our airport co-coordinator will drop you on time as you told us the date and time.

Departure Dates

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Gokyo EBC Trek

Danielle Chang

Harry Tramlur


Astonishing!!!! In the situation, you’re penetrating for a voting path to Everest Camp, through fewer collections and fewer impasses you won’t stand unfulfilled by option Gokyo lakes counting the Gokyo Ri climb – 5,380 m! Donation perspectives on perfectly clear blue lakes.

Gokyo trekking 10 days

Hagan Cyan

Trek through the lake and Glacier


We had one of the best trekking experiences. With Nepal Everest Guide. Thank you



David pinder

2019 April

Me and my husband we are both over 40 years old we hike to Gokyo trekking with a local mountain guide (Santosh Gauli). we had 14 days time for this trek which was enough to acclimatize and city tour in Kathmandu valley. we were planning to go to Everest base camp but after we change our mind because of our guide Santosh as he said base camp trek is really crowded and busy, we were very happy to go to Gokyo trek as it is one of my best travel destinations, we could see high mountains, including mt Everest, lakes, glacier, and Gokyo RI. the entire trekking experience was just wonderful and we had a great trip, Thank you Santosh Gauli and your perfect management for our trek, I really hope we can come back again for another lovely trek. Thank you good luck with your work


Samanta & Paolo

Samanta & Paolo

Into the hidden valley of Khumbu


This has been our first time in Nepal. We are very happy about the Trekking in Gokyo Ri, with our guide Santosh. We had a good time in this fantastic place and we have left a magic experience with local people. After the trekking, we have also three days that we have spent in Pokhara, near the lake called Saragkot. Thank you so much to our guide Santosh and very honest porter Bir for all the magic moments during the time we stayed in Nepal. He is such a great guide with a great experience for a long time in the Himalayas of Nepal. if there are some people looking for a great guide I would recommend to him o be guide and that’s for sure we will be back again for Annapurna base camp trek as soon as we get a holiday, thank you Santosh once again, good luck with your job.

Samanta and Paolo

Essential Information

How to get to Gokyo Trekking?

Gokyo trekking is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal located in the Northeast of Kathmandu lies in Sagarmatha Conservation area, Khumbu Everest. Gokyo trekking is short trekking in Everest region begins after a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla Gokyo valley trek and back to Lukla will take 9 to 10 days including your rest day at Namche. Gokyo trekking go thought Namche- Sanasa- Danda-Dole- Machhermo Fanga Gokyo and retrace back.

Can I trek my self to Gokyo valley?

Yes, you can trek to Gokyo if you have a map with you and some information before you trek but having a guide to Gokyo is much better to know about realistic information and also after Sanasa way up to Gokyo there are only few lodges along the way so in case if you missed the way you will be walking on a wrong way and you also might not get lodges to sleep for the night hence, if you have one private guide with you, he will provide you food, accommodation, and information to you and you are secured from any obstacles. Guided trekking to Gokyo is the best way to explore.

Can I get Accommodation easily at Gokyo?

Gokyo trekking is a strenuous trekking and also a very popular trekking route this is why Gokyo trekking is quite a busy place as it is a beautiful place and people spent two nights there in general. The Accommodation is easily available if you don't trek in peak season (Oct and Dec) Otherwise in other months you can get accommodation easily as they have quite some big lodges nowadays for a few years. There are few best lodges now near the lake, and they have also a very warm dining hall and wonderful food quality at that height in the Himalaya.

How long does it take to go to Gokyo Ri from Gokyo?

Gokyo Ri is a popular viewpoint to explore the stunning towering mountains, Massif Glacier, lakes and surrounded Peaks. Gokyo to Gokyo Ri is about 2 to 3 hours steep uphill go and back from Gokyo. The Gokyo Ri is located at 5,380 m from where we can see Mt. Everest, Mt Cho-Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Lotshe and many pops up snowy peaks.

Is it possible to go to Gokyo by Bus?

Gokyo trekking is an adventure trip basically begins from Lukla after the 30-minute flight but if you have enough time you can go by Bus but takes a long time that you have to get the bus from Kathmandu to Bhandara then trek to Lukla takes 5 days then follow the Popular trail to Gokyo then back via same way so this trek will take about 18 days about if you trek by bus and if you trek to Gokyo taking a plane then Gokyo trek takes 9 to 10 days.

Hiring Guide and Porter for Gokyo trekking:

Hiring a guide and porter to Gokyo valley is a safe way to explore the trek as they can help each and every moment during your trip and also your holiday contribute to the local guide and porter. If you need the best speaker guide generally they are mostly available in Kathmandu so you can hire from there if not just general guide you can hire from Lukla once you reach to Lukla. The cost for hiring a guide is only about $25 a day and for porter cost $21 a day but if you are looking for a guide who's peaks another language instead of English than his salary is quite a high cost $45 a day.