Gokyo Trek

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Trip Highlights

  • Wonderful alpine landscape
  • 360 degree Himalayas view
  • Typical Sherpa village
  • Khumjung Monastery (You can observe Yeti scarf too)
  • Forest of Rhododendron
  • View of frozen lake

Gokyo is a tiny village in the Himalayas region of Nepal. It is located 4750 meters above sea level. Its residence is considered one of the highest settlements in Nepal and even in the world.

It can be a wonderful option to go to Gokyo Trek for spending your worthy holidays in the Everest Zone. The trail offers splendid views of Everest giants and glaciated Gokyo Lakes as well as the valley.

The Gokyo Ri trek is another best offering of Gokyo Valley Trek. Gokyo Peak is situated at an elevation of 5357 meters. It shows the four mountains above the 8000 meters high such as Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu.

Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking starts from the Hillary Airport of Lukla after a short flight from Kathmandu. It is the main gateway to the Everest region trekking. In the beginning, the trek adjoins the routes of Cho La Pass Trek and the Everest Base Camp Treks; however, it separates from Namche Bazaar.

Namche is a beautiful place with lots of facilities like city areas. Sherpas are the major residence of this Bazaar. Consequently, Namche Bazaar is best for spending the acclimatization day. Besides, you get the chance to explore it very closely like Sherpa cultures, their lifestyles, and the Buddhist monasteries too.

The Gokyo Lake Trekking continues through the forests of rhododendron, juniper, and other floras. You cross and pass the suspension bridges and many other Sherpa Highlands in a very curious way. In almost all Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking routes, you are welcomed by the stunning mountain ranges.

Your second last destination is Gokyo Valley. It is a very cute place. The Gokyo Valley Trek reaches thereby crossing its very beautiful lakes in chronological order. These lakes are sacred places for Hindus and Buddhists. Phonak Lake is the largest lake. It is a very outstanding day.

From the Valley, you go for a hike to the Gokyo Ri. It is the final destination of the Gokyo Treks and expedition. The views of peaks are wonderstruck. Then you descend through the second Gokyo Lake and come back to Lukla to leave for Kathmandu.

Gokyo Trekking accommodation is based on Tea-houses. It is just like the small lodges. The toilets are clean but the sharing-basis. The trekkers need to pay some amounts for having hot water bathe, but the cold water is free. Similarly, to charge your mobile, you have to pay the charging fees as well. These things happen only in the settlement of higher altitudes.

However, in the lower elevation, the trekkers can stay at star-level hotels according to their financial capacity. But the Tea-houses are also full of basic facilities. You do not need to pay extra for hot water and mobile charging there.

September to November and March to May are the Gokyo Lake Trekking Best Seasons. During these times, the sky is clear and the views are superb. The weather is also fine as the rain does not happen during these seasons.

Gokyo Valley Trek is an exertion trekking trail. This trek has been operated by Rising Adventure for a long time. For more details, you can contact us at any time.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport and moves to the lodging
  • Day 02: Trek preparation after sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Lukla Flight (2800m/ 9186 ft/35 min) and trek to Phakding (3-4 hrs walk)
  • Day 04: Namche Bazaar Trek (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06: Trek to Phorste Village (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 08: Gokyo Lake Trek (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 09: Gokyo RI Hiking (5360m/ 17585ft/ 6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 10: Trek back to Dole (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar (6-7 hrs walk)via Khumjung village (3440m/ 11286 ft)
  • Day 12: Trekking back to Lukla via Phakding (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu, 35 min
  • Day 14: Departure
Detail Itinerary

Trip note

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors beyond our control may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

While talking about the flight, sometimes it may delay due to the weather condition or the technical problem especially to go to Lukla from Kathmandu. At this time, Rising Adventure can charter either Helicopter or Twin Otter as per the demand of our clients.

We can also customize this trip for a single too according to their requirements.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation during the treks
  • Domestic Flight tickets (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • Permit and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Authentic licensed, English speaking trekking guide
  • One porter for two trekkers (weight restrictions apply)
  • Government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants with traditional dance

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee for monument places
  • All kinds of drinks
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Other expenses which are not mentioned in "Cost includes"

Useful info

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is compulsory for joining Rising Adventure’s activities. We require your travel insurance must cover the emergency accidents (includes helicopter rescue and air ambulance) with medical expenses and others like cancellation, personal liable, loss of luggage and so on. It helps you to travel freely and confidently. Please be noted that we do not arrange and sell insurance.


You will be stayed at 3-star hotel whenever you are in Kathmandu during your trip. While doing trekking in the Everest Region, you will be spent your nights at tea houses. If single rooms are available there in mountain, they will be provided and If not, it is needed to spend the nights with twin sharing basis.


During your trip in Everest Region, you will be provided only breakfast by the hotel of Kathmandu wherever you stay. Rising Adventure also invites you to have either lunch or dinner in your arrival or farewell by managing the time. But during your trekking, you will be had breakfast and dinner on basis of menu of local tea houses or lodges wherever you spend your nights and your lunch will be provided on the way of your walking. You will taste Nepalese food in most of the places in trekking period; however, there are some tea houses which provide some international food like Chinese, Indian, Continental, Tibetan and so on.


The itineraries of Rising Adventure are designed with preventive method especially for AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We know that AMS occurs while in higher elevation which may cause to kill. So, our company has been organizing the trips in any Himalayan region of Nepal with paying serious attention to AMS. Our pivotal priority always goes to Safety and Security. In addition, all the guides and porters of our company are the trainer of First-Aid. However, we always advices our clients to consult with doctor and be the fit and fine before planning to do any adventurous activities in the higher elevation area whether i.e. in Himalayan region or in hilly region.

Leader(s) & Staff Arrangement:

Rising Adventure has skillful, experienced as well as expert team who operate your trip. Besides, we have such trekking and tour guides who can speak foreign language very well. They are very frank and expertise in the field of culture, ecosystem, history, flora and fauna and so on who make your trip immemorial. In addition, we have many numbers of tour guides and each of them can speak different language very fluently.

At last all the guides of Rising Adventures including Rock climbing and Mountaineering guides have authentic license related to their field. It means they are expert trainers.

Porter Rights:

We believe on “behind every successful man there is a woman”. So, Rising Adventure is also the outcome of our hard worker staffs especially the porters. Rising Adventure wants to make you sure that all the porters of our company are strong physically, behave friendly and speak a lit bit English as well as carry your backpacks very safely. So, Rising Adventure also pays the serious attention towards them. We treat them as equally as our other staffs like guides and office staffs. We even do the insurance of porters while they engage in any types of adventurous activities and also rescue them by providing Helicopter on our own expense whenever they are in dangerous condition. In addition, we have mentioned some rules too in the favour of porters like the weight of one luggage should be up to 20 kg, one porter is only for two travelers and so on.

Health & Experience Requirements:

Trekking in Everest Region is not too risky. You will have almost 6 hours walking during the trek. So, it is better to have past experiences either of hiking or of short days trekking in the higher elevation because you need to walk more times in higher elevation while trekking in this area. However, it is not mandatory to have such experiences, but you need to be fit and fine physically as well as mentally and no any technical skills are required to trek in Everest Region. Anyway, Rising Adventure believes in that if anyone has the strong intention to do something, s/he will be successful definitely due to his/her courageous will. In addition, Rising Adventure strongly advises you to have the regular exercises like jogging, walking, running, etc even for some periods of time before going to trekking because we agree that such types of exercise also helps to do trekking very easily in the higher elevation. At last we advise you to consult with doctor before heading to do any kinds of adventure activities.

Safety and Security:

Safety and Security of the travelers are essential during the trip. It is more important in the adventure activities as trekking, rafting, Jungle Safari, Bungee and other activities. For example you may have valuable things like money, passport, tickets, etc. So, you can use money belt and neck wallet for securing those things.

Rising Adventure suggests you to be aware of safety and security and asks to tell if you face any problems during the trip. We try to manage the possible solutions.

Responsible Tourism:

Many people are directly or indirectly joined in tourism, which is a large industry in Nepal. Different tourist activities are adventurous and some are less adventurous. Rising Adventure is a fully responsible adventure activities organizing company in Nepal. We are government certified and linked with the various tourism institutions. We pay taxes to the government of our travel packages and actions that we arrange and annually renewed. We are always cautious for the clients’ troubles and try to respond to them as soon as possible.

Best Seasons:

Trekking in Everest Region is very best in autumn as well as in spring seasons. So, it is crowded in these both seasons. If anyone prefers to have trekking in less crowded time for enjoying much, s/he can plan for trekking in winter in this area, though, it is cold. Although, it is quite boring to trek in the higher elevation in summer and monsoon seasons due to rainy times, some rain lovers can make a plan to trek even in these seasons because it is also the distinctive experience and you may enjoy this trekking with wet.

Additional Information:

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