Nepal Base Camp Treks(P)Ltd
  • Destination
  • Region
    Everest Gokyo Lake
  • Trip Grade
  • Mode of Trip: Tea-House / Lodge Basis.
  • Highest elevation: 5,357 m/17,570ft
  • Mode of Transport:Both way Domestic Fight
  • Best Time: September to November and March to May
  • Group Size: 02 Trekkers
  • Start/End Point: Lukla to Lukla

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek is an exceptional trekking route in the Khumbu region where you will get a chance to see a natural beauty and Holy lakes in Nepal. This route is one of the routes which are flawless trekking trails in the Everest region. Trekking in this route is one of the adventure treks from where you will get a chance to see the beautiful mountain, mesmerizing scenery of natural beauty, flora, and fauna, the local tribe’s culture and tradition, and many things. Sherpa people are used to living in this route and you will get to know closely about the Sherpa people’s culture and costumes. They have their own ethnicity and their own language.

Gokyo lake trek is a short and moderate trail in the Everest region that takes you to enjoy the beauty of the adorable Himalayan land. Trekking in this region probably takes you to the Promised Land with an amazing Buddhism impact on culture, nature, and the Himalayas. This trek is one of the best examples of heaven is a myth and the beauty of Nepal is real. The beautiful snow-capped mountain will melt your heart with its mesmerizing view. From here, we can have the most beautiful view of the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest and many other mountains too. We will also enter the Sagarmatha national park which is very much plentiful in natural diversity, flora, and fauna. Lukla is the starting and ending place for this trekking.

The Accommodations of Everest Gokyo Lake

After 30 minutes’ taking a flight from Kathmandu, we will reach the starting point. From place to place there is lots of Luxury hotel, lodge, home-stay, and tea-house are open. The lodges are decorated according to their traditional rugs which are a new thing to see. The out-of-the-way has few tries but there are only limited facilities. This trekking route is in the Himalayan part of Nepal where hardly some vehicles were reached. For the night stay and for food you have co-operative with the local people. Nowadays there are also many tea-houses; home-stay is open where you can spend nights without taking stress.

While trekking time, we have an opportunity to have Himalayan food with the absorbing view of wonderful Mountains. And this tea-house provides room to stay according to booking. If you want a single room then you have to pay extra on your own. In this area, you will find an outspread variety of drinks and food too. You must carry an extra sleeping bag with you because we never know when the weather will change. We will trek in the Himalayas land and at night time most of the time, the weather will change. We will make sure; you have the best tea house with mesmerizing natural scenery.

Trekking permit in Everest Gokyo Lake

The local government of this region has foisted a new permit for trekking in this region since 2018 October. The permits are available from the tourism board of Nepal in Kathmandu valley and somehow you forget to take the permit card in Kathmandu valley then you will get in Monjo village in the Khumbu region. All total you have to take a trekking permit to trek this route. It also gives us an opportunity to observe the Sherpa culture. We will have the opportunity to explore Sagarmatha national park which is very much rich in bio-diversity, flora, and fauna, and many wild lives which are rare to see. The Sagarmatha national park is the 4th biggest national park all over Nepal with 1148sqkm.

Without a trekking permit, you can’t enter this route that is why a trekking permit is very much necessary. Trekking permit cost is the same for the entire foreigner. For the permit, you have to bring a photocopy of your passport and two passport-sized photos with you. Many trekking companies or the institute where you join for trekking will arrange permits and TIM cards for you. Nepalese citizens, don’t need to pay for permits.

Best season Gokyo Lake trek

For trekking or for a hike, the first thing is you have to know in which season or time is suitable for a visit. Every this has perfect timing to explore, and talking about the perfect timing to trek in this region in the spring and winter season. In the spring season, there will be few tourists to visit this region and you can visit in the peace. The autumn season is the busiest season for the trekking region and most of the people come to visit at this time. The temperature is a bit warming up and the sky is blue and very clear.

Nepal is the Promised Land for trekking in the high Himalayan. The spring and autumn offer the best trekking season all over Nepal because the weather remains clear during this month. It also offers a great trekking experience in Nepal where you will get an excellent view of mountains, hills, and the valleys under the clear sky. A different experience that most tourists never get will get in this time and the trail perhaps quiet because of just season start and nature is quiet well as. The weather will remain stable and the temperature at the higher altitude will also remain praise for trekking.

Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri Difficulty

Trekking at a high altitude is itself very difficult. It is necessary to know or to understand the complexity of the trek so you can learn how to do a safe and memorable journey. There is no transportation service which is why you have to walk at least 6km in a day. Lots of difficulties like high altitude sickness, no internet service, and lack of transportation we have to face during trekking time. While trekking time, you must be aware of the difficulty and challenges that come with it. Walking will help you to keep warm up so the temperature may not be so threatening. You have to face challenges to trek in the high altitude trek through steep trails in the Himalayan foothill. We will observe beautiful Gokyo Lake and many snow-capped mountains on this trek.

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

  • All ground transportation from Kathmandu-Manthali-Kathmandu
  • International Airport Pick up and Drop Off  (2 times)
  • 2 Nights Star 3 Deluxe Hotel With Breakfast in Kathmandu (Before & After Trek)
  • 5 Nights normal twin sharing lodge accommodations After Namache
  • 5 Nights Attached accommodation/Hot Showers in Lukla,Phakding,Namche
  • Around flight fares Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu from (June-Sept only)
  • October-May from Manthali-Lukla-Manthali with private transportations
  • All necessary trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS or Sherpa fees)
  • Best Friendly Mountain Guide from Lukla-EBC-Kalapathar-Lukla
  • Full Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) On Trek
  • Hot Drinks: Tea/Coffee/Hot Water During  The Trek

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Lyle,Sappa & Phil in Kathmandu

Lyle Clancy

Brisbane Australia

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 and 2017  nothing has changed during my Langtang Valley second family trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek. 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.”

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Walking uphill to Kyanjin Gompa

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.