Alpine Explore Nepal
Himalayan of Nepal

Everest with Goyko Lake trek

jomsom muktinathIn Nepal, the Everest and Gokyo lakes trek is one of Nepal's most famous trekking circuits , set amongst breath-taking high mountain scenery, through the Khumbu - Sherpa country. After a magnificent mountain flight to Lukla we follow the Dudh Koshi valley to Namche Bazaar. The trekking trail to Gokyo is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through patches of birch and rhododendron forest where the elusive musk deer can sometimes be seen. Through small yak-grazing settlements we reach the Gokyo lakes where we climb Gokyo Peak (5480 m) and enjoy one of the most beautiful mountain scenery of Nepal including Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyo. From this point there are two trekking trails to Lobuche: through Cho La or south to Phortse and on to Pheriche. After the ascent of Kala Patthar (5545 m) and the impressive up-close view of Everest, our return trekking route passes through Tengboche, a magnificent location with a fascinating monastery. We rest here and savor the incredible scenery of Nepal Himalayas , including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), and Lhotse (8511m), to name but a few.

Difficulty Grade * * , Maximum altitude: 5545 m


everest gokyo lake trekkingDay 01: Kathmandu. Airport - hotel transfer.

Day 02: Kathmandu. Day at leisure.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2800 m)
By plane then trek to Phakding (2600 m) in 3h . Great sight of the Kusum Kangru (6369 m).

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m),
Sherpa capital of the region, in 6 h. Climb up on the right bank of the Dudh Koshi, surrounded by summits rising above 6000 m.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar.
Acclimatisation day which gives us time for a sightseeing tour or an excursion towards the village of Thame or Khumjung.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar
Phortse Thanga (3600 m) in 5 h. Beautiful view of the Tengpoche monastery and the verdant Phortse plateau on east. Stunning vista of the Thamserku (6608 m) and Kang Taïga (6685 m) on south-east and the Taboche (6367 m) on north-east..

Day 07: Phortse Thanga - Dole (4040 m)
Machhermo (4410 m) in 5 h. Rhododendrons forests give way to junipers and tall conifers. After Dole the landscape gets rocky and only a few trees are left. First sights of the Cho Oyu (8153 m).

Day 08: Machhermo - Gokyo (4750 m)
in 4 h. We follow the immense frontal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier to the Gokyo lakes. Climbing up we will discover one by one those emerald drops lost into black rocks and snow.

Day 09: Gokyo lakes. Optional ascent of the Gokyo Peak (5480 m)
in 5 h. A breathtaking 360 º view with Lhotse,Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, four of the forteen 8000 m on earth, dominating the myriad lesser peaks.

Day 10: Gokyo - Phortse (3840 m)
in 6 h. The trail goes through the east side of the valley.

Day 11: Phortse - Pheriche (4250 m)
in 5 h. Descent towards Imja Khola river, then climb up to Pheriche passing by Pangboche which houses the oldest monastery in the Khumbu. Ama Dablam seems almost at touching distance and shines with majesty.

Day 12: Pheriche - Lobuche (4920 m)
in 5 h. Progress along the river and carry on through moraines. Beautiful vistas of the Nuptse situated north east and on the Taboche, Chola Tse and Lobuche on the west side.

Day 13: Lobuche-Gorak Shep (5100 m)
in 3 h. We continue along the side of the Khumbu glacier, the path becomes rocky and awkward as we keep climbing across the moraine. The sugar loaf dome Pumori (7145 m) lies directly ahead, on the right the Nuptse rises in a sheer spire and behind it an elusive sight of the Everest.

Day 14: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar (5545 m)
Lobuche in 7 h. An intricate route threading its way between crevasses and almost translucent ice pinnacles and undulating over moraine ridges. Unforgettable panorama from the Kala Patthar: Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and the impressive black pyramid of Everest. We then retrace our steps to Gorak Shep and return to Lobuche.

Day 15: Lobuche- Dingboche (4410 m) in 5 h.

Day 16: Dingboche - Tengboche (3870 m) in 5h.

Day 17: Tengboche-Namche Bazaar (3440m) in 5h

Day 18: Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2800 m)
in 6 h. numerous ascents and descents through the forest, among rocky cliffs and sheer drops overlooking the river.

Day 19: Lukla - Kathmandu by plane.

Day 20: Kathmandu. Day at leisure. Safety day for your international flight.

Day 21: Kathmandu. Hotel - airport transfer.

 The following information will allow you to better plan your budget for tours or treks. A range of costs is given. These costs are dependant on:
  • The mix of Touring and/or general Trekking,
  • The remoteness of the areas visited,
  • The number of guides or porters required,
  • The standard of accommodation required (if there is a choice), 
  • The type of ground transport used,
  • The length of your visit, and
  • The size of your group.

Depending on group size the costs of treks and tours range from:
1 to 3 pax     US$ 88 to 163  P/p per night.
4 to 8 pax     US$ 78 to 148  P/p per night
9 to 14 pax.  US$ 75 to 135 P/p per night.
15 to 20 and above US$ 60 to 110 P/p per night
Single supplement US$ 40 to 70 per night.

Note: The itinerary and cost for Peak climbing, Mountaineering, Tibet, Bhutan and India tours and trek are conditional apply.

Notwithstanding the costs shown above, we can tailor tours to suit almost any budget. Feel free to email us for more information.
Note: One tour leader will be free of cost for tours with 15 or more paying guests only. 

Children's bellow three years is free if sharing with their parents. And need to pay if they are participating on the trekking, and above three to nine year children half of the price.

Cost Includes: Accommodation in 3 to 4 star hotels in the cites as your choice, basic accommodation in a lodge or tea house or camping (depending on your itinerary and choice) during treks, guides and porters on treks, all land transfers by private vehicle, 3 meals a day on treks, all jungle safaris, all sightseeing tours as per itinerary and all necessary entry fees, permits and airport transfers.
Cost Excludes: Personal expenses, domestic air tickets, airport tax, drinks (soft drink, mineral water and alcoholic beverages and hot-shower on the trek), personal insurance, and extra cost due to natural calamities or accidents outside of our control.

Remarks: The cost of the trip determines with the services included during the trip so that it might be varies with the services, hotel and transfer of your wish.

Please note that our guides speak the following English languages and if required we will provide your language spiking guide on extra cost.

Note: Please contact for more information and prices


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Alpine Explore Nepal
P.O. Box: 4546, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1 4700714 / 4700175 / 4701974
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18 April 2000

This was my third trek in Nepal, having visited the Annapurna Region in 1995 and with Bharat and Dave in the beautiful and wildlife-filled Langstang Valley in1998. Bharat's company "Explore Alpine Adventure"....
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