Gokyo Lake Trek

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The pristine blue and magical green water of Gokyo Lake is a hidden gem on the Everest region. Surrounded by huge snow-capped mountains, reflects the true beauty of Mother Nature, which is ideal for giving an amazing experience of your lifetime.

Gokyo Lake trekking is the ultimate trekking option in Nepal to discover Nepal’s stunning mountains, glacier as well as an emerald lake. The breathtaking lake lies in the Everest region, which gives you a glimpse of the beautiful landscape which you have never seen and dreamed about it. The beauty of the region never disappointed you throughout your whole journey and also keeps your attention with fascinating scenery. If it’s your first time trekking in the Everest region, then you will be amazed by the spectacular view, which is also known as the adventure crown of the world. 

Gokyo Lake is located in the Gokyo valley at the altitude of between 4,700m to 5,000m, which is rouged of six bodies of water. The lake is considered as the world’s highest freshwater lake system, which has been designed as “Ramsar” site. Gokyo Lake is also scared of both Hindu and Buddhist religions of people. 

The trek to Gokyo Lake is an alternative trek of the famous Everest Base Camp trek, which is perfect for mountain lovers who love challenges and thrilling adventure. The trail takes us to the high altitude, which is perfect for pulling your inner wilderness. The path to Gokyo Lake is like a roughshod through the mountain, which helps you to feel the actual trek. Besides that, routes of the Gokyo Lakes are less visited, which means the trail is less crowded but affords the magnificent beauty of the Himalayas. 

A beautiful trail is also a stage to get a glimpse of mighty Mt.Everest (8,000m), Mt. Lhotse (8,414m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463m) which looks so beautiful that makes you take hours of rest just only to see these snow-capped mountains. Besides that, the place is also perfect for experiencing the Ngozumpa glacier, which is one of the largest glaciers of Nepal. Another major attraction of Gokyo trekking is an enormous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang. 

Gokyo Lake trek not only offers the sightseeing of the Himalayas giants but also helps you to interact with the native people of the region “Sherpa.” Sherpa people are well known for their diverse culture and tradition, which you could never experience anywhere around the world expect Nepal. The typical lifestyle of Sherpas people in the stone house is far different than the city lifestyle. In fact, the lifestyle of the Sherpa people can also be an inspiration in your life. Besides that, Sherpas are also famous as Nepalese mountain climbers; in fact, they are a professional climber because the trails to their villages are tough and rough, so it’s pretty much a daily routine for Sherpa people. 

The beauty of the Gokyo Lake also shines with the Gokyo small village, which is settled down beside the lake. The small houses made of stone offers some hotels and catering to the visitors or trekkers. Having a cup of coffee or tea while enjoying the magical Gokyo Lake is a lifetime opportunity of an entire life, which makes lots of beautiful memories. 

Gokyo Lake trek basically starts from Lukla, which is also considered as “Gateway to the Everest.” After that, your journey begins through the banks of the Dudh Koshi River until we reach Phakding. The whole trail passes through the beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking small rivers. As we move forward, the trail leads us to the colorful villages as we ascend via Tengboche, which takes us to experience the lifestyles, culture, and traditions of Sherpa people. The magical monastery in Tengboche (Biggest monasteries in the Khumbu region) spread the peace and blessing to all the trekkers who pass through the Tengboche place. Furthermore, the trail takes us through Phortse and Machhermo village, where you can experience the very first massive mountain in the area. Finally, we culminate at Gokyo valley while enjoying the breathtaking scenery filled with mountains and gorgeous lakes. 

The trail to Gokyo Lake or valley also passes through forest covers with colorful rhododendrons flowers along with some wild animals such as musk deer, Himalayan sheep. Experience the fantastic journey while exploring the beautiful snow-capped mountains, wildlife, lust forest, old villages, and ancient monastery through Gokyo Lake trek, which is a lifetime experience.

Best Time For the Gokyo Lake Trek

There are basically two best seasons for the Gokyo Lakes trek in Nepal.

Autumn (September to October): The weather condition for the Gokyo lake trek is perfect with clear sky and mountains. You can find a clam and chill atmosphere which gives you the best trekking experience. The season is also for peak time, so it’s better to pre-book your flight or trek so that you will not miss the awesome Gokyo Lake trek in Nepal.

Spring (March to May): The time is also favorable to perform the Gokyo Lake Trek while enjoying a clear view of mountains and lakes. 

If you want to avoid crowds or want to enjoy some quality time alone with nature, then December to February also can be suitable for the Gokyo Lake Trek. 

How Difficult is the Gokyo Lake Trek?

Gokyo Lake Trek is considered as Moderate trek in Nepal; however, it does not mean that you can easily complete the whole trek. There are lots of up and down steep through the mountains, which absorb lots of stamina. So you have to gain some physical fitness and stamina in order to perform the Gokyo Lake Trek in Nepal. 

I recommended you to practice short jogging and hike before taking steps on Gokyo Lake Trek. The reason behind this statement is that we want our clients to enjoy the trek to the fullest without any worries or difficulties. 

Can I Suffer From Altitude Sickness?

Well, the Gokyo Lake is on the altitude between 4,700m to 5,000m, so there might be a chance to get altitude sickness. But, even the good physically fit people can suffer from the sickness, so we cannot fully determine whether you will suffer or not. However, if you get an altitude sickness then, our team guide provides you the medicine to make to journey relaxable. 


Nepal is filled with natural wonders which are still left to explore, so if you are a trekking enthusiast, then Gokyo Lake Trek is the perfect trek that you don’t want to miss in your holiday vacation. Make a lifetime memory in Nepal with Global International Travel.

  • Airport transfers
  • An experienced  insured and equipped English speaking Guide
  • Internal flights and land transport involved in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in Nepal with breakfast
  • 3 meals during trek
  • Teahouse accommodation on trek twin sharing basic
  • Tims permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • Insured and equipped porter as on IPPG rules
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepalese Visa
  • Tips for Guide and other trek staff
  • Lunch and dinner in the city
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, changes of flight and itinerary
  • Personal drinks and Bar Bill.

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