Gokyo Lake Trekking everest region

This trek crosses three high passes in the Khumbu region. These are Renjola pass (5435), Chola pass (5420m) and Kongma-la Pass (5535m). It allows us to traverse the area of four out of six of the world's tallest peaks namely, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho yu.
The geographical and cultural features of this region cast a magical spell on every traveller that visits. The towering snowcapped mountains and the spectacular scenes will make the journey worth the hard walks. To complete this trail takes at least 19 days but we suggest taking some extra 'rest' days to recuperate and enjoy the local hospitality and incredible surroundings. 
The trekking trail passes through Sherpa villages, where trekkers can experience the life style of Sherpa mountain people. Like other treks of the Everest region this trek starts from Lukla after a 35 minute flight from Kathmandu. The first part of the trek follows the route that leads to Namche Bazaar, the main junction for all Everest trekkers. From Namche Bazaar we take the path north-west to Thame village and from there we walk north to Lungdhen. The next morning we cross the first pass Renjola. Crossing Renjola brings us down to the beautiful mountain lake Gokyo. We sleep in the mountain lodge nearby Gokyo Lake. Next morning we climb Gokyo Ri for magnificent views of Mt. Everest and the Gokyo lake and glacier below. After lunch we take the path to Chola pass. Crossing Chola pass we trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. Then crossing the third and last pass Kongmala we take one rest day in the Chhukung valley.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 14 days
  • Trek Duration: 10
  • Trip Code: SHTT-103
  • Trip Cost: $$.....
  • Primary Activity: Trekking & Hiking
  • Secondary Activity: Sightseeing and cultural trek;,ritual festival,yoga trek etc
  • Max. Group Size: 15 PAX
  • Min. Group Size: 1PAX
  • Starts Point: Kathmandu
  • Ends Point: Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Height: 5545m
  • Trip Mode: Lodge Trek&Camping terk
  • Accommodation: Good hotel in Kathmandu, and teahouses during the trek. (or as you desire)
  • Season: The best season for Gokyo Lake Trek is autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May).

Trip Map

Day: Arrival in Kathmandu. Altitude -1,350m 
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation -1,350m
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla -2840m—35 minutes, and trek to Phakding: 2610m/ 3 hours
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche: 3446m / 5 hours
Day 05: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar: 3440m
Day06: namache to Dole: 4110m 5/6 hours
Day 7: Dole to Machhermo: 4470m
Day 8: Machhermo to Gokyo : 4800m 5/6 hours
Day 9: Gokyo valley: Climb Gokyo Ri: 5457m /4800m
Day 10: Gokyo to Dole : 3780m./ 4 hour
Day 11: Dole to Namche : 3440m/ 5 hours
Day 12: Namche – Lukla: 2800m. / 8 hour
Day 13-: Flight back to Kathmandu: 35 minutes
Day 14: Departure
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Altitude: 1,350m 
After the arrival of you’re at Tribhuwan International Airport, our customer receiving member will greet with attractive preparations and will drive you up to the booked hotel from the means of your comfort. If your arrival is accurate as planned then, we will also take you to well-hygienic restaurant along with opportunity to take a short glimpse over the taste of foods, entertaining dances, etc. of different ethnic castes of Nepal and if the arrival is late then we may do this in next day. Next day morning, you will be taken to the head office and you will be told about your trekking routes, activities, destinations and their time periods briefly. Then, we will introduce you to your trekking guide.      .
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek Preparation: 1,350m
 in day second , you will taken to a full day tour of Kathmandu city after your breakfast where you will be briefly told about each destination centers like about their history, area, founder, time of establishment, etc. and also your extra curiosities on certain sectors by trekking guide. You will be taken to places that are included in world heritage sites by UNESCO like Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, etc. After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, jacket and trekking boots). We will actually be spending nights also in Kathmandu
 Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla -2840m—35 minutes, and trek to Phakding: 2610m 3 hours\
After breakfast, we will take a domestic flight to Lukla airport in domestic airlines. This is the point from which we start our trek. The flight will take an estimated 45 minutes. The best 45 minutes of your life is accompanied by mind staggering views of Mighty Himalayas, Mt. Everest, Mt/ Kanchanjunga III, Mt. Makalu, etc. After we land in the Lukla Airport, we begin our trek. We will head towards Phakding(2610m). The trek takes about 3 hours to complete and we will stay at a local lodge in Phakding.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche: 3446m / 5 hours
This day, we will have an early start. We follow the trail provided by the Dudh Koshi river as we ascend throught the steeps and to the Namche Bazaar the headquarter of the Solukhumbu district, which is a perfect example of dream land for tourists. We will also cross the Hillary suspension bridge in our way. Along the way, we will be accompanied by high mountains, interesting Buddhist culture of the local Sherpa People, natural beauty and many more. We will stay at a local lodge or guest house in the Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar: 3440m
Since you and your body might have never experienced such a high altitude environment till now, you have to give your body the chance to adapt with the new environment. So, we spend this day acclimatizing to the higher elevation as altitude sickness can sometimes be quite serious and dangerous. The day will not be spent just lying around (unless you want to), but we will hike to Everest Viewpoint for a magnificent view of Mt. Everest. From here, you will see the spectacular peaks of Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and many more. It is only a two hour hike to Everest Viewpoint and we will spend a few hours there enjoying the view as well as having lunch. We will return to Namche Bazaar where you can spend the afternoon exploring this delightful village. There is a lot to see here. We will spend the night in our local guest house.
Day 06: namche to Dole.:4110m/5/6 hours
Dole is small hotel area where countable numbers of hotels are running mainly for business purpose. Mong La our lunch place is stunningly beautiful with view of high Himalaya on entire side. It is steep down from Mong La before we hike up again for overnight stay in Dole. It will takes around three and half hour from Mong La, so depending on time schedule we might hike up around forty minute near Dole for acclimatization.
Day 07: Dole to Machhermo :4470m/5/6 hours
The trail from Dole continues to climbs steadily up through a scenic ridge, which gives us good views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku before coming to Machhermo, the last major settlement on the way up to Gokyo. 6 hour trek to Machhermo
Day 08:Machhermo to Gokyo : 4800m 5/6 hours
Walking out of Machhermo today we are presented with fabulous views down the Gokyo valley and of Kangtega  and Thamserku .The valley widens as our trail reaches Pangka, the location of an avalanche in 1995, which killed 40 people. From Pangka we descend to the river bank before climbing back up to near the Ngozamba Glacier. After crossing an iron bridge the trail levels out and we pass the first lake, known as Longpongo and thereafter come upon Taboche Tsho lake, which emits a bright turquoise reflection sparkling in the sun.A small distance ahead we reach the third lake, Dudh Pokhari, which is connected with Taboche Tsho by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu mountain (8201m) provides a stunning backdrop. After lunch, we explore the area around Dudh Pokhari before overnighting in the local guesthouse.
Day 09 :Gokyo valley: Climb Gokyo Ri-:5457m /4800m
The main purpose of today is to give ourselves some more time to acclimatise to the altitude and take some rest if needed. Energy permitting however, we can take the opportunity to trek up the nearby Gokyo Ri (5457m), which offers on the best viewpoints of Everest in the region. We can also explore the spectacular fourth and fifth lakes in the area, Thonak Tsho and Ngozuma Tsho.
The northern part of Ngozuma Tsho provides fantastic views of Cho-Oyu base camp and the biggest glacier of the world, the Ngazumpa glacier. 6 hour round trip trek up to Gokyo Ri and 4/5th lake, before returning to Gokyo village.
Day 10: Gokyo to Dole :3780m. 4 hour
We leave the Gokyo valley behind by descending downhill a gentle path alongside the Dudh Koshi River that emerges out of the Ngozumpa Glacier.We pass back by the first two Gokyo lakes again, Longpongo and Taboche Tsho and through the villages of Machhermo and Luza as the peaks of Cholatse and Taboche rear up on the right until we reach Dole
Day 11:Dole to Namche :3440m 5 hours
As the Cho Oyu range disappears behind us we start the steep descend to Phortse Tenga. We can enjoy views of Taboche, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kangtega, and Tengboche and after a long walk we reach the village of Sanasa, the intersection between the Gokyo Valley and Everest Base Camp treks.From Sanasa the trail brings us gradually to Namche again where we can take a well-earned rest and enjoy a hot shower. 
Day 12: Namche to Lukla: 2800m./ 8 hour
Today is the final day of our trek and it brings the conflicting feelings of relief and sadness as we retrace our steps along the trail above the Dudh Kosi. Descending steeply out of Namche we cross the suspension bridge below and get our last views of Everest for now.After lunch at Phakding we continue down the path, before turning off the main Jiri route and arriving back to Lukla
Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu – 35 minutes
We will fly early morning to Kathmandu where you will have a free day to explore the city, do some shopping for your relatives or just have some rest from the trek.
Day 14: Departure
 Our office representatives will escort you to the airport for your connecting flight home. It’s been wonderful meeting you & knowing you all of these weeks. We are sure you’ve had the vacation of a lifetime & we hope you will pass on your experiences to the generations to come. We will remember you & also hope you will remember us in the days ahead. Take care!!! You can place any of your complaints, recommendations or suggestions regarding any matter.

Cost Include

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
Good hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Farewell dinners.
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
soul himalaya trek  bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

Personal equipment for trekking
Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Emergency Rescue evacuation
Personal expenses  like  hot shower during the trek and internet 
Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
Bar & Beverage bills


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Walking  t-shirt  -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is  quick dry.

Sleeping t-shirt -1 it is can be cotton 

Thermal base layers top -1mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester ,capilene or polartec power dry 

Insulating layers -1mid wight fleece that can be worm over other layers 

Fleece vest  optional -advisable for those who feel cold 

Rain jacket -1 essential 

Down jacket -1 essential its very  cold  up high or depend how high are you going.




Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)

Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light wight trousers no cotton but zip offs are good.

Sleeping trousers 1 light wight yoga style evening sleeping but no jeans.

Trekking shorts -1 if no zips off trousers . below the knee for ladies.

Rain pants -1 advisable 

Thermal long johns 1 for evening or sleeping.




Duffle bag pack 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. but SHTT provides duffel bags for the duration of trek these are easier for the potters to cary.

Day pack with rain cover -1for cary your personal items during the treks eg  camera and chocolate water.

Sleeping bags -1 3season (4season oct-feb).

Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags.




Trekking boots -1 must be well worm and  comfortable with ankle support.

Socks -3  good and worm enough 

Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light wight for evening use.




Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder as you like.

Water purification drops -1 it is cheep and easy to buy in kathmandu (piyous).

Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.

Sunglass -1  essential good uv protection. 

Suncream we recommend SPF 30 greater. 

Bandana -1 this useful for a variety of purposes. 

Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking. 

Worm woolen head -1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.

Flash light or head torch -1head light is best as it leaves your hand free and extra batteries. 

Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).

Travel towel -1 light wight and compact. 

Wash kit -1 travel itms for the trek. 

Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hand clean. 

Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks 

Book or journal as you like. 

Pack of cadrs for evening fun. 

Trekking snacks enough for trekking and good selection available in kathmandu. 

Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don’t leave rubbish in mountain. 

Trekking poles optional advisable for anyone with knee issues.

Gloves worm enough. 

Nack wormer \Buff. 




All of above the equipment you can  get cheaply in kathmandu.If you have any queries please feel free to ask.

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1. How can I enter in Nepal? 

In South Asia, Nepal is known as one of the most popular tourist destination. Direct and non- stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu (Capital city of Nepal) are also available in several airlines. Such as direct flights from Paris, London, Doha, Frankfurt, Osaka, Shanghi, Moscow, Bangkok, Singapore, Karachi, Hong-Kong, Bombay, Delhi, Paro, Culcutta, Varanasi and Lhasa.


2. Is someone is going to pick me up from the airport with transfer included?

Yes, the member from our company will come to the airport to pick you up with a display card of Nepal Wild-Land Adventure Company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included for our clients.


3. Do I have pre-departure meeting?

Yes, first of all our staff will receive you at the airport and help you transfer to the hotel while our tour leader will be in waiting for you to give a few brief details regarding about the trip (Trekking).


While briefing our clients are kindly requested to bring their passport, 3 copies of passport size photos, travelling insurance, notepad and writing pen with them. 


4. What is our daily routine while in trekking?

We wake up normally at 7am in the morning. And after having breakfast, we repack our stuff and leave it with our other Sherpa team.


We normally go on a trail before 8am, all you need to carry is a stuff which are necessary to you and a camera to capture the beautiful moments while trekking. Our Sherpa team guides hike with an interesting flora and fauna sights. You can also find the spot to relax, use toilet facilities, purchase snacks or any drinks which you prefer and shop for souvenirs.


We will have lunch within 11am to 12pm. A usual day's trek normally ends in the early afternoon like 4pm to 4:30pm. After that you can have a quality time for yourself to read or nap before dinner.


After dinner you can play cards, rememorize all the breath taking moments of your day or chat about tomorrows hiking plans. 


5. Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

Yes, of course. Telephone services and internet services are available in all the trekking routes in Everest, Annapurna and Lang tang areas. 


6. Can I recharge my camera and other gadgets batteries along the trek?

Yes, in most of the places you can charge your batteries along our trek.


7. About water – are they available at each teahouse? Or are we supposed to bring iodine tablets?

You can buy mineral water, filter or boiled water during the trekking trail. If you want to bring iodine tablets then that would be great.


8. What kind of meals I can have during the trip?

Meals on full protein and nutritious basis will be provided to you during our trekking. Warm and freshly cooked food is served (Western, Continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places). Normally three meals each day will be provided.


9. What will happen if there is an emergency?

For the emergency case, all of our guides are well trained in the basic first aid and can handle the basic aliments that may occur on trek. If the case is out of hand then our team of Nepal Wild-land Adventure trekking will cover the required expenses of rescue operation likewise it is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such as event where these expenses will be needed to recovered from your insurance company. In most regions there are also help posts which have been organized and established by the foreign doctors with an expert staffs.


10. Are all of your company staff insured?

All the trekking staff including guides, Sherpas, cooks and porters of our company is insured. They are all protected by fine life insurance policy with facilities of warm clothing and proper shelter on high altitude. We make sure to insure our staff member to be well paid and properly insured.


11. Could you give us some information about the guide?

We guarantee for the safety and security of all the trekkers with the many years of experience in this field with you. All of our staffs and members are well trained on this field with a trekking guide license and experience. We only hire the professional guides who are able to serve in a effective way to the guest and good in fluent English and also the one who can adjust to the Trekkers desired language. Our team members are expert one and are also active for any services as per the preference Of the Trekkers. 


12. What kinds of banking facilities are provided in Nepal?

In Nepal you can find modern banking facilities with international banks in KTM (Kathmandu). All foreign currencies along with credit cards are accepted in Nepal. For eg: American Express, Visa and Master Cards. You can also find A.T.M facilities in Nepal.


13. Is travelling alone women with your company is safe?

We guarantee all the safety and security for every individual women traveler while with us. We are more alert and confident for such issues. You can believe us without any doubt for your safety. All the guides of our company are well trained and experienced in such types of cases. Personal room on lodge trek and tent for camping is provided to our clients according to their preference.


14. What happens if I have to leave the trip early?

Sometimes communication on mountain region is difficult but we assure you that in the case like this our company guides will make the best effort to obtain the quick transportation and reservation to get you home as quickly as possible in a safe and sound way.


15. Does this trekking company (Nepal Wild-land Adventure) accept credit cards?

Yes, we accept Visa, American Express and Master Cards. In case, if you are paying in person in Nepal then we kindly request you to pay in cash or traveler's cheque because the bank charges for credit cards are quiet high.


16. Can you arrange extra night lodging in case if I arrive early or depart late?

Is there a single room option?

We would be honored to make arrangements such as extra hotel rooms, personalized tour, airport pickup and arrangements for private rooms. If you need a single room then we request you to indicate us that on your application and we will contact you the details and info on single room supplementary costs.


17. Can I bring some food from home?

Yes, you may bring power gel, cereal bars, and similar high energy foods. We suggest you to bring Gatorade because it is one of the most highly recommended to fight dehydration. 


18. Except trip price, how much extra money should I take with me?

This case depends on your spending habits. US$ 15 to US$ 20 per meal in Kathmandu is allocated.US$ 12 to US$ 15 a day should be enough to buy water, hot drinks, hot shower, coca cola, chocolates and other preferable stuffs.


19. Is visa to travel in Nepal is needed? What do I need to get my Visa?

Except Indian citizens, all the other foreign nationals need to obtain visa while entering in Nepal. To travel Nepal for 30 days, you need a visa passport, two passport size photos and US$ 40 for your stay.


20. What's the main form of greeting in Nepal?

Namaste or Namaskar are the common form of greeting in Nepal. You can also say the greeting in words as well as a gesture where you have to join your palms together and bring them closer to your chest and above 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaskar holds many meaning like Hello, how are you doing?, nice to meet you, good morning and so on. 


21. What is the basic Nepali costume that I should know about?

The main and most important thing is that you should take off your shoes before entering one's home or a temple. And also it is considered illegal to take photographs inside the most temples.


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