Nepal Base Camp Treks(P)Ltd Govt. Regd. No : 144861/071/072 Tourism License No : 1788
  • Destination
  • Region
    Everest Gokyo
  • Trip Grade
  • Mode of Trip: Standard Hotels & Lodges
  • Highest elevation: 5,357m of Gokyo Ri
  • Mode of Transport:Fights (Round way)
  • Best Time: Mid Sept-Dec & Feb-Mid May
  • Group Size: Start From 01-50 Trekkers
  • Start/End Point: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Gokyo Lake Trek “the shadow of world highest peaks” Cho-Oyu and Everest

Gokyo Lake Trek one of the wonderful combination of cultural journey with interesting walks into traditional Sherpa villages with picturesque views of beautiful mountains and rolling green hills.

Nepal Base Camp Treks presents Gokyo Lake Trek where you can immerse with fascinating views of mountains exploring its rich cultural villages and monasteries of Buddhist religion in the backdrop of world highest mountains.

Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Cho-Oyu with other range of peaks trekking in himalaya. Entering a Gokyo Lake Valley Trek before everest base camp begins from the hustle bustle city of Kathmandu exploring its heritage sites of medieval period monuments and places of immense interest and then taking a spectacular short flight to Lukla, where this fabulous trek starts entering into rood of the world surrounded by giant peaks.

Walk leads through interesting Sherpa villages of immense Buddhist culture around Phakding-Monjo and famous Namche Bazaar the main village of Khumbu Sherpa, then heading higher within pristine alpine woodland of rhododendron-pines-birch-firs and oak trees.Slowly as the walk progress leaving the rich green vegetation for arid and dry landscapes within towering snow capped peaks and glacier fed lakes at beautiful Gokyo, here with time to soak within its awesome scenery as the climb leads to the highest spot of the adventure at Gokyo Ri  a 5,357 m high view point offering glorious panorama of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and as far towards world 5th highest Mt. Makalu with series of smaller peaks.

After a mesmerizing moment heading back to Lukla using an alternative quiet and peaceful route past Phortse village to scenic Thyangboche Monastery with splendid views of snowcapped peaks, and finally concluding Gokyo-Ri Panorama adventure at Lukla with a flight back to Kathmandu after a overwhelming and exciting time on high Khumbu valley and mountains with wonderful guidance and services of Nepal Base Camp Treks.

Brief Itinerary:

***Day 01: Arrival To Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu Nepal.

Inlcuded:Pick up,Welcome Dinner,Hotel

***Day 02: Morning Fly to Lukla 2,840m and trek  overnight to Phakding 2,640m  4 hrs.

Inlcuded:Flight Ticket,Guide,Entrance Fee,Full Meals & Hotel

***Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar Gateway to Everest 3,440m  6 hrs.

Inlcuded:Guide,Full Meals & Hotel

***Day 04: Rest day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar with short hike before heading more higher.

Inlcuded:Guide,Full Meals & Hotel

***Day 05: Trek to Khumjung Village 3,800m  3-4 hrs.

Inlcuded:Guide,Full Meals & Hotel

***Day 06: Trek to Dole 4,200m  6-8 hrs including lunch break.

Inlcuded:Guide,Full Meals & Hotel

***Day 07: Trek to Machherma 4,470 m  4 hrs approximately.

Inlcuded:Guide,Full Meals & Hotel

***Day 08: Final Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,790m  4 hrs,Explore glacier view after lunch.

Inlcuded:Guide,Full Meals & Hotel

***Day 09 Four hrs hike to Gokyo Ri at 5,357m and walk down to Dole 4 hours.

Inlcuded:Guide,Full Meals & Hotel

***Day 10: Trek to Tengboche Monastery via Phortse Village 3,800 meters  5-8 hrs.

Inlcuded:Guide,Full Meals & Hotel

***Day 11: Trek from Tenagboche to Monjo via Namche 6-8 hours.

Inlcuded:Guide,Full Meals & Hotel

***Day 12: Trek to Lukla Final walk 5-6 hrs.

Inlcuded:Full Meals & Hotel with guide

***Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Inlcuded:Flight Ticket,Hotel and Breafast

***Day 14:Explore Self in Kathmandu or Departure from Nepal.

Inlcuded:Drop Off Transportation

Trip Introduction:

On 13 days Gokyo Lake Trek we experience the astounding iconic mountain views including Mount Everest and the glimpses of the life of the world famous Sherpa people (the climbers) after entering Sagarmatha National Park,a highest world heritage tour site of high altitude Himalayan Buddhist monasteries before accomplishing our unleash goal-reaching Everest Gokyo lake Valley of the world’s tallest peak , Everest. Trip to the popular Everest Base Camp also provides us the lifetime opportunity to embark on an epic journey that Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary set off to in 1953.

Our 16 days itinerary of Everest Gokyo Lake Valley Trek is designed for those trekkers who are in good physical shape with good health. Sometimes if you wish to take many challenges and trek off the beaten trail, then Everest Base Camp Trek to Gokyo Lake valley via alternative Chola Pass would be ideal. Another option for trekkers with limit experienced time would be 14 day Everest Base Camp

We will be staying at Hotel International Guest House,a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu; and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis during the trek. Twin sharing or Single supplement will be served in Kathmandu.

Nepal Base Camp Treks will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

  • Meals
  • All menu selected meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome dinner with typical cuisine and Menu selected farewell dinners. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the same tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
  • Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
  • 16 days Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is a moderate for those travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours (10-15km) a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Everest trek by morning jogging and 1 hours exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal Base Camp Team before booking the trek.
  • Best Time to Travel to Everest Gokyo Lake Trek
  • The best time to trek to the Everest Gokyo Lake is spring (March to May) and autumn (October to first week of December). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing panorama views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone


Your safety during the journey is of paramount concern while traveling with Nepal Base Camp Treks and note that turbulent and cloudy weather is regular phenomenon along the Himalayas ranges and possibility of domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu may have to be delayed for few hours or even canceled for a day.

Any Weather conditions and health condition of a group member, or unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the tentative itinerary. NBCT leader will try to ensure your trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if any required.

As a safeguard we recommend you to add a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Details Itinerary of Gokyo Lake Trek

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) – 3 Hours

We get transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Domestic Airport this morning to catch our scheduled morning flight to Lukla. After 30 minute long adventurous flight above the breathtaking scenario of Himalayas, we land on the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Lukla is going to be the starting point of our trek. We meet our porters and other crew members and start trekking towards Phadking, which takes around three hours. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

Day 02: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m) – 5 Hours

We walk through the beautiful forest of pine today. And our walk leads us along the Dudhkoshi River bank through many suspension bridges. We will be crossing Hillary Suspension bridge which is one of the famous suspension bridges in that region. We will have enough opportunity to witness the wonderful views of Mount Thamserku (6618m) during the walk. Passing through the settlements of Benkar and Monjo, we eventually arrive at the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. We still have a last village of Jorsale before reaching Namche. Following the trail ascending through the forests and bridges and overlooking the beautiful views of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse, we continue our journey towards Namche. Namche is the gateway to Mount Everest and is also the main trading center of the region. We check into the guesthouse and stay there overnight lodge.

Day 03: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

Today is going to be a rest day at Namche. But, as our Health Experts suggest, we need to stay active and moving during the rest days instead of being idle. Hence, we either take a day hike to Thame or visit Khunde for purpose of proper acclimatization. We can even stay at Namche and explore the Bazaar itself. You can visit the Tourist Visitor Center near the Headquarter of Sagarmatha National Park where you can observe an assortment of things which are related to the First Everest Climbers and Sherpa Culture. We stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Namche to Khmjung (3,800m) – 2 Hours

Today, we climb steeply out of Namche Bazaar up to the Kyangjuma village from where we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku and Amadablam. We pass through Mong La and stop at its top to enjoy the grandstanding views of surrounding snowcapped mountains and valleys while we have our lunch. We will get chance to observe various flora and fauna including wildflowers and rhododendrons. We finally reach Dole, where we stay overnight.

Day 05: Trek from Namche to Dole (4110m) – 6 Hours

Today, we climb steeply out of Namche Bazaar up to the Kyangjuma village from where we can enjoy outstanding views of Thamserku and Amadablam. We pass through Mong La and stop at its top to enjoy the grandstanding views of surrounding snowcapped mountains and valleys while we have our lunch. We will get chance to observe various flora and fauna including wildflowers and rhododendrons. We finally reach Dole, where we stay overnight.

Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4470m) – 5 Hours

From Dole, we head towards Machhermo today. Our trail is not going to be that strenuous and you will have opportunity to enjoy the amazingly spectacular natural beauty on the way. You can also observe the excellent views of mountains including Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku. We reach at Machhermo after the walk of about five hours. We stay overnight at Machhermo.

Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4800m) – 5 Hours

From Machhermo, we move onwards along various lakes on the way. Continuing gradually uphill, we reach Gokyo for our lunch. We stay overnight at the camp at Gokyo Lake side.

Day 08: Climb up to Gokyo Ri and return back to Dole – 7 Hours

Today, we hike up to Gokyo Ri for our ultimate goal to see the wonderful views of Himalayas including Mount Everest. If the weather is fine, you can spend few hours at the top of Gokyo Ri. We then descend to Dole where we stay overnight.

Day 09: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar – 5 Hours

We take the morning breakfast and retrace our route back to Namche today. We check into the guesthouse and stay overnight.

Day 10: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding – 4 Hours

From Namche, our trail descends through the forest of pines, juniper, magnolia, birch and rhododendrons. Crossing the highest suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River, we eventually reach our final check point at Jorsale. Continuing further for about an hour and half will bring you to Phakding. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek from Phakding to Lukla – 5 Hours

Today is going to be the final day of our trekking and we return back to Lukla from Phakding. We check into the hotel in Lukla and stay there overnight. at lodge.

Day 12: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

We get the scheduled morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. The flight is going to be very scenic and adventurous. On arriving Kathmandu, you can take your time to go for your last minute shopping or you can choose to explore the city even more. We stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 13: Final Departure

We are saying good bye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.

Cost Details

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus
  • Domestic Flight Fair Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Full Meal in During the Trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
  • Tea  and Coffee at your choices during the trek from Lukla)
  • All TrekPermits:Sagarmath National Park & Lukla Rural
  • PrivateTransportation from Airport to hotel and hotel to airport
  • Best accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the trek
  • Everst Base Camp Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly
  • Porter for carry a Gears from Lukla to Lukla (Single Group/Solo Traveler No Porter)
  • Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available for cold,fever ect)
  • All government taxes & Service charge of company


Cost Not Includes: Following Services Not included in the  Package Trip

  • Nepal Visa,Personal travel Insurance, Medications, Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies),Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks,Bottled drinksBoiled water,Electronic device re-charge,On the trekking Wi- Fi
  • Personal expenses any type, Travel insurance incase needed for emergency air rescue on trek and evacuation insurance, Tipping for Guide and Porter

Cost & Date

Client Reviews

Lyle Clancy

Brisbane Australia

In October 2014, 2015 I completed another wonderful family trek in Nepal to Langtang and Gosainkund lakes thanks to Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks”. I first met Sappa in 2008 on a family Gokyo Lakes Trek and EBC Trek. At that time, I was greatly impressed by the highly professional approach he took to mountain guiding. I’m very happy to report that in 2014 nothing has changed. Sappa continues to maintain an exceptionally high standard of service and this together with his warm, generous and engaging personality ensured everyone in our party had an amazing time during their visit to Nepal.

We were treated to fantastic traditional Nepalese food and cultural performances at welcoming and farewell dinners in Kathmandu; expertly and safely guided over 14 days of trekking through an incredibly beautiful landscape; and provided with detailed and knowledgeable commentary during our tours of all the main sites around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. I’m very happy to report that the organisation of our transport, sightseeing, accommodation and trekking arrangements was first rate and that over three weeks everything ran very smoothly indeed. Overall, Sappa‘s vast guiding experience and mountain knowledge ensured that our itinerary was structured in such a way that it provided us with a good deal of flexibility and ample time to absorb the magnificent mountain views while trekking, as well as not being rushed on our tours of Kathmandu and surrounds.

On this trip, a few in our party were first time trekkers. What a fantastic introduction to trekking in the Nepal Himalaya they received thanks to the great care and attention to every little detail provided by Sappa and his fabulous support crew Manoj, Shankar and Suraj. Thank you Sappa,for also keeping up the tradition of supplying us with bananas and chocolate bars. I must also mention that the pomegranate seeds the crew provided to us on our way to Langtang was an unexpected but greatly appreciated treat. Importantly, from a safety aspect, we were more than pleased to find that Nepal Base Camp Treks used modern four wheel drive vehicles to take us to the start of our trek in Syabrubesi and also for the return journey from Dhunche. We were also very impressed to observe that Sappa and his company take very good care of their support crews.

If you are planning to visit Nepal, I have no hesitation in recommending Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks” for trouble free trekking and touring. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait for my next trek with Sappa, which will be around Manaslu trek.

Christian Bank


German Language: Wir haben mit Sappa und einem Träger im Mai 2011 eine elftägige Trekking Tour durch die Langtang und Helambu Region gemacht. Wir sind das Langtang Tal von Syrabrubesi bis Kanjin Gompa hoch gewandert und dann über die Gosainkunde Seen, den Laurebina Pass und die Helambu Region nach Kathmandu zurückgekehrt. Der Trek war einfach wundervoll! Er führt durch verschiedene Vegetationszonen mit reicher Flora und Fauna und überwältigenden Aussichten auf die Gipfel des Himalaya. Darüber hinaus bot der Trek einen tiefen Einblick die die Tamang Kultur und das Leben und die Tradition der nepalesischen und tibetanischen Bevölkerung.

Sappa ist ein sehr erfahrener Führer, der die Gegend sehr gut kennt. Er verstand es perfekt, die Länge der täglichen Etappen und die Trekkinggeschwindigkeit auf unsere Wünsche und Bedürfnisse anzupassen und war insbesondere ein guter Ratgeber bei Fragen zur Höhenkrankheit. Sappa hat sich um alle Angelegenheiten mit den Lodges, den örtlichen Behörden, den Taxi- und Busfahrern etc. gekümmert. Er hat alle unsere Fragen zu den verschiedenen Bergketten und -gipfeln zur Länge der Auf- und Abstiege und zu den anderen Details der Gegend bereitwillig und mit großer Begeisterung beantwortet. Es war eine große Freude, ihm bei den Anekdoten aus dem Leben der Nepalesen, der Religion, Politik und Natur zuzuhören. Mit seiner Begeisterung und seinem Humor hat Sappa den Trek zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis gemacht. Wir können Sappa als erfahrenen, verständnisvollen und sympathischen Führer uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Nach den elf Tagen in der Einsamkeit des Himalaya ist aus unserem Führer ein Freund geworden.”

Adriano Rosa

Curitiba – Brasil

Sappa é o cara. Visitei o Nepal em duas ocasiões. Na primeira ele foi meu guia no circuito Annapurna, onde caminhamos por 21 dias. Na segunda ele nos guiou nos treks Langtang, Gosainkunda e Helambu por 17 dias. Alem disso, ele foi nosso guia no trek Cheppang Hills. Como se não bastasse, fizemos também o clássico Base Camp Everest partindo de Jiri e passando por Renjo La e Cho La, em 24 dias com o seu irmão Lako. O Nepal é um pais maravilhoso e a companhia de um guia como Sappa fez toda a diferença, pois ele nos explicou muito sobre a cultura local, religião, situação política/conflitos no pais e como funciona a sociedade no Nepal em geral. Ele fala muito bem inglês, é muito bem humorado e as risadas estão garantidas. Pra resumir, você começa a trilha com um guia e termina com um amigo. Recomendo-o sem hesitar. Se tiver perguntas pode me escrever.