Gokyo Valley Trek

Trek Duration
11 Days

Max Trekking Altitude

Trek Grade


Hours of Walking
5-6 Hours per day

Sagarmatha National Park

Best Time to go
September – November & March – May


  • Avoid the Everest crowds, but enjoy the selection of great views
  • Experience Himalayan culture and tradition and meeting the famous Sherpa people
  • Hike along Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalaya
  • Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) for spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu and many more mountains
  • Trek through the Sherpa town of Khumjung, home of a ‘real’ yeti skull
Gokyo valley lake
Trip Details

Gokyo Valley Trek

Gokyo Valley Trek is a beautiful trek for the trekkers to enjoy the nature and its beauty in the Everest Region. Because of its popularity, it is the second most traveled route leading to Everest Base Camp in the Everest Region.You will witness the series of beautiful turquoise lakes in the Gokyo valley- Gokyo lake, a panoramic view of famous mountains, including the highest mountain in the world-Mt. Everest and friendly Sherpas and the Himalayan culture and the tradition. The trek also awards us with the best viewpoint in the Everest region- Gokyo Ri (5357m) from where the famous mountains like Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m),) and many more can be seen. This trek is ideal for the trekkers who wish “stay off the beaten trail”.


Day 1. Flight Kathmandu - Lukla (2840 m)- 30 minutes and trek to Phakding (2610 m) – 2 to 3 hrs

Day 2. Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)- 5 to 6 hrs

Day 3. Acclimatization day Namche Bazar (3440 m). Optional hike to Everest View Hotel (3880m) or Khumjung and Khunde village- 3 to 5 hrs

Day 4. Namche Bazaar (3440 m) - Phortse Thanga (3680 m) - 5 to 6 hrs. Optional: Afternoon visit to Phortse village (3810 m).

Day 5. Trek to Machhermo (4470 m) – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 6. Machhermo to Gokyo (4790 m) – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 7. Rest Day in Gokyo / side trip to Gokyo Ri (5360 m) -2 hours or Fifth Lakes/ Ngozumpa Tsho (4990 m) – 2 to 3 hours

Day 8. Gokyo to Dole (4200 m) – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 9. Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 10. Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840 m) – 6 to 7 hrs

Day 11. Fly to Kathmandu -30 minutes

Confirmation of booking

All bookings are made in good faith. Once we have received your booking we will send you an invoice giving payment details.

We will require an advance deposit of US$ 200 per person in order to hold your booking on a secure basis with the balance to be paid prior to your arrival in Nepal.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy
Arrangements may be cancelled at any time but the cancellation should be communicated to us in writing. Since cancellation incurs administrative costs, we will retain any deposit paid and in addition will apply cancellation charges as follows.
Period before departure within which written cancellation is received, and sum of cancellation charge shown as a percentage of the package price:
  • More than 60 days: Deposit only
  • 31-60 days: 50%
  • 15-30 days: 75%
  • Less than 15 days: 100%
Price Increases
Any unforeseen cost increases beyond our control will be passed on directly to the guest, whenever such increases occur.
This could include (but is not limited to) such items as airfares, fuel costs, government taxes, currency exchange variations, etc. In some cases, an increase might also be applicable if group numbers drop below the originally costed number.

Change of Itinerary
We reserve the right to change or alter any itinerary at any time for reasons beyond our control. These could include but are not limited to adverse weather conditions, cancellation of flights or government restrictions in certain areas.
Whenever we are forced to make such late changes, we will always endeavor to give guests as much advance notice as possible and to ensure that the alternate itinerary achieves, insofar as possible, the objectives of the original tour.

Payment conditions

Cost Includes
  • Airport transfer service before and after the trek
  • Full Board meals a day during the trek Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Trekking accommodation in teahouse during the trek (twin sharing room)
  • Experienced English Speaking, government licensed guide and porter and all their expenses during the trek like his transfer, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation (porter will carry max. 20 kg luggage).
  • All Trekking permit - Sagarmatha National Park Fee & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fee
  • Personal warm sleeping bag and liner
  • First aid kit and duffel bag
  • All government taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu before and after the trek we will book only on your request (starting from $30 - above)
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication
  • Entry visas fee for Nepal
  • All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.

Best Time For Gokyo Valley Trek

Spring : The Gokyo Lakes are best visited in the spring, when the temperature is milder and the sky is clearer. From March through May, the hours of sunshine lengthen, and the vista of gleaming mountains along the path may make it an exceptionally spectacular excursion.

Autumn : Similar to Spring, Autumn brings clear and blue skies with plesant temperature. The fall celebrations of Dashain and Tihar make it a joyous time of year in Nepal. Throughout October, Tengboche hosts the Mani Rimdu festival. It is the most important occasion for the Sherpa people who live in the Everest region. 

" Juerg and I arrived well back in Switzerland after the most exciting trek in the Khumbu Everest area. We would like to thank you again for the perfect organization. We had a great time with Nima and Kancha our guide and porter. They were most helpful and wonderful companions. "

– Mr. 'Marcel Hungerbuehler' and Mr. 'Jüerg Hugi'
- Switzerland
  • Gokyo trail around Everest Base camp
  • Small village on the way to Gokyo Valley
  • Gokyo Lake
  • Peak of Everest
  • Lap of Mount Everest
  • Accommodation at Gokyo valley
  • Culture of Everest region
  • Namche Bazaar on the way to Gokyo valley
  • Monastery at Everest region
  • Monastery at Everest region
  • sunset at the Everest region

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