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Gokyo Lake and Everest Panorama Trek

Highlights of Gokyo Lake and Everest Panorama View Trek

Gokyo Lake and Everest Panorama Trek is strenuous and graded as difficult one because of the extended length of time spent in high altitudes. You should be physically fit and at least have experience of multi day walking. You should never underestimate the altitudes.

Gokyo lake trek is available any time of the year but the best season to be there is in mid September to mid December and in April and May, where the climate is dry with clear sky and you can encounter the nature in its full glory.

For us quality counts and have set ourselves to the highest order in order to assure you get the best of us. We never compromise in quality and always offer you highly qualified guides and porters at your disposal. In case of emergency guides are the one to make that critical decision in life and death situation hence they are first aid trained and can cope with cases of altitude sickness. They have loads of experience and knowledge who can teach you about the culture, religion, flora and fauna of the Himalayan region.

You will be trekking through Sagarmatha National Park, listed in UNESCO whcich covers the area of 1148 square km. It is named after the Nepali name of Everest “Sagarmatha”.


Introduction of Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo lakes are the world’s highest fresh water lake system located at an altitude of 4700-5000 above sea level consisting of six main lakes among which Thonak lake is the largest one. Your trip to Everest is never done unless you have been to Gokyo lakes; such is the importance and beauty that you just can’t resist from visiting. In religious terms it has its own great value and is considered sacred by Hindus and Buddhist alike. Hindus believe it as a place of residence of Nag Devata (snake God).Temples of some of Hindu deities Lord Vishnu and Shiva is situated at the western corner of the Lake. During the months of August where janai purnima festival usually occur; hundreds of Hindus visit there and take a holy bath.

Gokyo is among the most visited tourist destinations that are en route to Everest base camp. Just a two days uphill trek from Namche Bazar you can reach a beautiful and quite Gokyo village sitting right in the lap of gigantic Himalayas. These lakes are part of extended EBC(Everest Base Camp) trekking trail with approximately 4 days more than the normal base camp route. However number of days can be shortened as per the customers’ request

Gokyo lakes are situated in Khumjung VDC(village development committee). Khumjung VDC is a part of Solukhumbu district in Sagarmatha Zone. Gokyo cho also known as Dudh Pokhari  is one the main lakes with an area of 106 acres, on the eastern shore of the lake lies small, beautiful and calm Gokyo village. Thonak cho the largest of all lakes is 160.8 acres in area with others Gyazumpa cho, Tanjung cho and Ngojumba cho having an area of 72, 41.9 and 35.6 acres respectively which are source of  Dudh koshi river. Various researches have been carried out throughout these lakes.

Researchers believe that these lakes are much deeper than previously assumed. Thonak cho is the deepest of them all with an estimated depth of 62.4m. Researcher believes all these lakes are connected through underground seepage water. The stability of Gokyo lakes are very fragile as it is situated in unstable zone where Ngozumpa glacier can burst out any moment without any warning jeopardizing the very existence of the lakes.

Gokyo lakes and Everest Panorama trekking is graded as strenuous one. Trekkers should be able to walk on high altitude and rough terrain for about 5-6 hours per day which is quite exhausting. Like all other treks this journey also start at Kathmandu with a short flight to Lukla. Since roads are not accessible to these parts of Nepal the only option remaining is to fly there. After you get there your trek begins with 2-3 hours trek to Phakding. Your trek then continues all the way up to Gokyo lake via Namche bazaar, MongDanda, Dole and Machhermo and come back the same route.

On your journey you will be accompanied by illustrious Himalayas standing tall above all, through lush and green valleys in between Sherpa villages. The mesmerizing hospitality of the mountain lodges, green fields around Lukla and Phakding  and the famous Tengboche Monsatery will surely blow your mind. The concentration of tourists from around the world in a single place resembles something outstanding which is something that will be engraved deep within your memory for a long time.

  • The duration is of 15 Days
  • The difficulty grade of the trip is difficult
  • The best season for the trek is Oct-Dec, Apr-May
  • The highest altitude point of the trek is 5545 m
  • Exhilarating mountain flight to the Lukla taking a vertical ascent to the jovial village of Namche bazaar, the capital of the Sherpas,
  • Explore the village, its traditions, lifestyle more Ethnic groups, monasteries, wildlife, museums, unwinding and recreation assists in acclimatization,
  • Fantastic Mountain views above 6000- 8848m peaks including world's highest peak- Mount Everest,
  • Enchanting with beautiful lakes and climbing to Gokyo RI Peak - 5360m

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

You will be welcomed by our staff members at the Kathmandu airport and transfer you to the Hotel. Get relaxed and refreshed at the Hotel and run along the streets of Kathmandu and be prepared for the trek next day. You will spend the first night in a deluxe hotel.

Day 02: Flight to Lukla( 2840m) and Trek to Phakding(2610m)

You will have a private transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Lukla if you are lucky grab the seat on the left hand side of the plane because the flight is operated by small planes with 18 being maximum number of seats. After a refreshing moment in Lukla probably with a tea you begin your trek towards a village in Phakding. It’s a 2- 3 hours of trek, you can visit local monastery in the afternoon. Your second night will be in a lodge in Phakding.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazar(3440m)

On 3rd day you can see the snow capped mountain on your way as you criss-cross the numerous suspension bridge. Its 5-6 hours of trek where you ascent 830m. You will spend your third night in cozy little lodge in Namche Bazar.

Day 04: Acclimitization in Namche Bazar

Perhaps the most important and the crucial part for a successful trek. Acclimatization helps you cope with even more higher altitude. Your guide will take you to a stroll around Sherpa villages and exploring this tiny little town. Afternoon you are free; you can relax or go for a shopping.

Day 05: Namche Bazar to MongDanda(3800m)

It’s 5- 6 hours of trek on day 5, we ascend about 360m above you can notice that jungle start getting less dense. Overnight at lodge.

Day 06: MongDanda to Dole(4200m)

You will make a trek from Mongdanda to Dole. It will take 5-6 hours to reach Dole through suspension bridge hanging high above the river. You will see Sherpas bringing herds of Yaks to graze in these high pastures.

Day 07: Dole to Machhermo(4470m)

We ascend towards north for about 5-6 hours all way to Machhermo on your arrival you can see Machhermo river and glacier. You can see the beautiful view of Cho Oyu standing tall among other Mountain.

Day 08 Machhermo to Gokyo lake(4470m)

A short day of trek and finally you reach there to see the glacial lakes of Gokyo. It’s a steep climb up the moraine where we finally see multiple lakes adjusting side by side.It would be a fantastic view from the lodge. We spend the night at lodge.

Day 09: Gokyo Exploration day(4700m-5000m)

Today is the day you learn and experience more about Gokyo glacial lakes. You can exactly see how the lakes have been formed. It takes about 2 hours to reach at the peak providing you 360 degree view of Himalayas. Explore the lakes with all delight.

Day 10: Gokyo lake to Luza(4360m)

After all the exploration of Gokyo lakes we trek down for about 5-6 hours. You descend about 200m

Day 11: Luza to Mongdada.

On your 10th day we descend about 560m for about 5 hours, now you can see the forest appearing and a little bit of vegetation. We spend the night at lodge.

Day 12: Mongdanda to Namche Bazar

On 11th day We descend further down through the lush green forest occupied by rhododendrons and juniper tree. You can see the rhododendrons in its full bloom during April and May. You will be able to see Dudh koshi gorge. You will spend your 11th night staying in a lodge.

Day 13: Namche bazaar to Lukla

You are almost nearing to the end of this amazing journey. You descend very steeply for about 6-7 hours. You got to be very careful because your legs starts to get shaky in rocky terrain. Crossing the suspension bridge hung over the Dudh koshi and its tributaries we come to the end of the marvelous trek. There will be a little celebration on your successful trek. After marvelous trek you want to het into bed in one of the lodges of lukla.

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu

Grab your breakfast and depart early. We fly back to Kathmandu, just before afternoon you will be there at the luxurious hotel. The final day of your tour to Nepal. You are free all afternoon you have little nap and go for shopping or buy some souvenir for your loved ones.

Day 15: hotel to airport

Our staff member will transfer you to the Airport by private car/van 3 hours prior to your departure time. This whole journey will be an extraordinary one with plenty of good memories that will remain deep down in your memory throughiut your life.


  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van /Bus.
  • Three meal during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • All Domestic Flights with Airport Tax and/or Private Car/Tourist Bus/Local Bus for the trekking.
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking in a Tea House Trek.
  • Porter with Insurance. (We provide 1 Porter for 1 Trekker).
  • An English Speaking Trekking Guide with Government Licence Holder.
  • Trekking starting and ending points by Private Car/Tourist Bus/Local Bus.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara on a twin share bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
  • Trekking  permit (Conservation fee), TIMS.
  • Insurance for all staffs.


  • International Airfare.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks, Dessert and main meals in cities/trekking.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepal Visa
  • Tips
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Duration: 15 Days

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Difficulty: Difficult

Atitude : 5545 m

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