Gokyo Lakes are a series of six spectacular glacial lakes. The lakes are at altitudes of between 4,700m and 5,000m, making them some of the world’s highest freshwater lakes.

You also get the opportunity to climb Gokyo Ri, the mountain overlooking the small village Gokyo. The panoramic view over the turquoise lakes with 8,000m-plus peaks in the background is a pretty unforgettable experience. The Gokyo Lakes are incredibly beautiful. This climb offers some of the most surreal views of Mt Everest and Cho Oyu you can find. The views are arguably even better than Kalapathar, which is the most popular viewpoint along the traditional EBC trek route.

Before reaching Gokyo you trek several days up passing through the villages of Dole and Machermo witnessing some amazing sceneries of Birch and Rhododendron forests and Juniper Scrub.


Gokyo Lake


11 Days

Highest Altitude

5357 meters




4-6 hours




March-May September-November


  • Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2850m
  • Trek to Phakding - 2600m (Trek time: 4 hrs.)

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar - 3440m (Trek Time: 6 hrs.)

Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar - 3440m

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga - 3650m (Trek Time: 5-6 hrs.)

Trek from Phortse Thanga to Maccherma - 4410m (Trek Time: 5-6 hrs.)

Trek from Machherma to Gokyo Lake - 4790m (Trek Time: 5-6 hrs.)

Trek to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and acclimatize around Gokyo Valley (Trek Time: 4-6 hrs.)

Trek from Gokyo Lake to Phortse Thanga - 3650m (Trek Time: 6-7 hrs.)

Trek from Phortse Thanga to Namche Bazaar - 3440m (Trek Time: 4-5 hrs.)

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla - 2850m (Trek Time: 6-7hrs)


  1. Fly to one of the most adventurous airport in the world – Tenzing Hillary Lukla Airport
  2. Gokyo Lakes trek gives an alternative to the traditional Everest base camp trekking
  3. The sparkling, pristine blue and green waters of the Gokyo Lakes
  4. Ngozumpa Glacier, is the longest glacier in the Himalayas
  5. Climbing Gokyo- Ri (5357m)
  6. Great view of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu and other mountains from Gokyo Ri