The Gokya trek takes in turquoise lakes and breathtaking mountain views on this alternative, yet popular Everest trek. Open your imagination in this mysterious mountain region loved by mountaineers and trekkers from the world over.
- Style of Trek TEA HOUSE
- Accommodation HOTEL, LODGE
- Transportation CAR, JEEP & FLIGHT
- Maximum Altitude 5,550M
- CHALLENGING GRADE
- Trek duration: 13 days KTM-KTM
Group departure dates, leaving from Kathmandu; From $1490 pp
March; Thursday 8th and Wednesday 28th , April; Wednesday 4th Friday 20th, May; Saturday 5th and Monday 21st (June July August - rainy season, best to look at treks like Mustang or Dolpa) September; Tuesday 4th & 18th, October; Wednesday 3rd & 17th, November; Tuesday 6th & 20th, December; Friday 14th.
8 clients per guide and assistant guide. Larger groups will have further assistant guides according to their size.
If you would like to enquire or book this trek please use our booking form and quote the trek name.
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m). You will be met on arrival by our English speaking guide and taken to your hotel. We can either brief you about the upcoming trip on arrival at the hotel or later in the evening.
Day 2: Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m). Trek to Phakding (2610m). Short flight from Lukla followed by about 4 hours of trekking. A relatively easy trek through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will stay for the night to acclimatize.
Day 3: Phakding to Namche (3440m). 10-12 km of trekking, which will take approximetly 6 hours. Rivers and bridges followed by a tough climb on this stage. First glimpse of Everest when we reach Namche Bazaar.
Day 4: Acclimatization in Namche. Optional 2 hour hike to Everest view point. Check out the Sherpa museum, shop for trekking stuff or just chill out. On Saturdays there’s a bazaar here.
Day 5: Namche to Dole (4200m). Will take around 6 hours.
Day 6: Dole to Machhermo (4470m). Trekking for around 5 hours.
Day 7: Acclimatization in Machhermo. Popular resting pint for trekkers on their way to Everest. Lies on the Ngozumpa glacier.
Day 8: Machhermo to Gokyo (4790m). Around a 5 hour trek to Goyko Lake.
Day 9: Hike to Gokyo-Ri (5360m). Back to Guest House. 6 hour trek to Gokyo peak for superb Himalaya views. From here Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m,Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Pumori 7161m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt. Kantega 6685m, Mt. Kusum Khagaru 6367m, Mt. Kongde 6011m, Mt. Twache 6367m, Mt. Cholaste 6335m, can all be viewed.
Day 10: Hike to 5th lake (4990m) towards Mt. Cho Oyu.
Day 11: Gokyo to Dole (4200m). 3-4 hours trekking. Through villages, past rivers all with breathtaking views of Thamserku, Cho Oyu and Kangtega mountains.
Day 12: Dole to Namche (3440m). Around 5 hours of trekking through beautiful scenery. We catch our last sight of Everest on this stage.
Day 13: Namche to Lukla (2800m). 16km trekking, around 7 hours over rocky trails and several suspension bridges.
Day 14: Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m). Rest or sightseeing. Flight time 35 minutes. We’ll take you to your hotel and you can decide if you want rest or entertainment. We are happy to do whatever you want.
Option A...Days 14, 15, 16: Nuwakot village stay. Tented accommodation, campfire cooking, experience village life under Himalaya skies. Perfect way to chill out after physical and mental challenge of high altitude trekking.
Option B... Days 14, 15, 16: Sightseeing. We can arrange any day excursion in and around Kathmandu. Historical and cultural tours can be arranged with our local guides. Rest, relaxation and cultural experience days in Kathmandu.
We will take you to the airport and ensure that you leave Nepal safely, with the experience of a life time safe in your heart.
If time allows village stays and extra tours can be incorporated at the end of each trip