Gokyo Lakes Trek - 11 Days

Gokyo Lakes Trek without Everest Base Camp

Gokyo Lakes Trek without Everest Base Camp is one of the best trekking in Nepal. The famous Gokyo Lake Trek Nepal is a trip to the pristine glacial lakes of Everest. The 11 days Gokyo lakes and Gokyo Ri trek is a high altitude trekking in Nepal. The maximum elevation of Gokyo trek is 5357 meters above the sea level at Gokyo Ri.

The Gokyo Lakes Nepal trek is moderately hard trekking in Nepal. The exciting trip in Everest starts with a scenic flight to Lukla. Then the trek rises gradually to the higher elevation via vibrant Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche Bazar and more. The side trip to Everest view hotel allows you to collect the 360 views of mountains including Mount Everest.  From Namche the route to Gokyo Lakes crosses two of the finest Sherpa villages of Dhole and Machhermo both above 4000 meters above the sea level.

Then the trek finally reaches to Gokyo valley. Gokyo is a beautiful Sherpa village, surrounded by mountains and the glacial lakes. The final point of Gokyo Lakes trekking Nepal is Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri at 5357 meters above the sea level is the finest Everest viewpoint in Khumbu.

 Gokyo Lakes Trek without Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights  

  • Experience an exciting flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla.
  • Explore the vibrant Sherpa villages of Namche, Machhermo and more.
  • Collect the best views of mountains from Everest view point.
  • Trek to the wonderful Gokyo valley- The valley of glacial lakes.
  • Collect the best views of Himalayas including Mount Everest at Gokyo Ri.
  • Create the best trekking experience in Nepal with The Himalayan Journeys.

Best seasons and Permits for Gokyo Lakes Trek

  • The best season to trek Gokyo lakes are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). And April and October are considered best months. Trekking to Gokyo Lakes in the months of winter are doable. Gokyo Lakes trek in December is actually one of the best experience. Although trek to Gokyo Lakes is not suitable in the monsoon. (June to August).
  • The permits needed for Gokyo lake trek Nepal are Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee and Pasang Lhamu Municipality Entrance fees. The cost for these permits is US$55 total. Both of the permits for the trek can be issued on the way.

Gokyo Lakes Trek without Everest Base Camp Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly to Lukla (30 minutes) and trek to Phakding (4/5 hours’ trek/2610m.).
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m./6/7 hours’ trek).
  • Day 03: Rest day. Side hike to Everest view point (2 hours’ hike).
  • Day 04: Trek to Dhole (4110m./5/6 hours’ trek).
  • Day 05: Trek to Machhermo (4470m./5/6 hours’ trek).
  • Day 06: Trek to Gokyo valley (4790m./5/6 hours’ trek).
  • Day 07: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m./3 hours) and explore the glacial lakes
  • Day 08: Trek to Dhole (4110m./5/6 hours’ trek)
  • Day 09: Trek back to Namche Bazar (3440m./5/6 hours’ trek).
  • Day 10: Trek back to Lukla (2810m./6/7 hours’ trek).
  • Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu (30 minutes).

Gokyo Lakes Trek without Everest Base Camp Cost Details

  • US$ 1890 per person if there is 1 traveler for the trek.
  • US$ 1720 per person if there are 2 travelers to do the trekking.
  • US$ 1630 per person if there are 3 to 7 travelers for the trip.
  • US$1420 per person if there are 8 and above travelers for the trekking.

If you need more information before booking Gokyo Lakes Trek without Everest Base Camp, then contact our Nepal trekking expert; Mr. Badri at +977 98510 13 196. If you want to get more ideas on Mount Everest and Everest Trekking then read 52 frequently asked questions about Mount Everest and Everest trekking.  

The Everest via Gokyo Lakes is fully customizable. Our travel experts are available to assist on your travel plan. If you are looking to a different trek in Everest then, choose any of the following trekking routes in Everest;

  1. Trek to Everest Base Camp
  2. Three Passes to Everest Base Camp Trek 
  3. Everest Sunrise Trek 

Or if you planning for to peak climbing in Nepal and particularly the peak climbing in Everest then;

  1. Island Peak Trek 
  2. Mera Peak Trek
Day 1
Fly to Lukla (30 minutes) and trek to Phakding (4/5 hours' trek/2610m.).

Attractions

Lukla airport

One of the exciting airports in the world.

Phakding

Small settlements at the lap of the Himalayas.

Accommodation: at a local teahouse on twin/double sharing basis.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 2
Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m./6/7 hours' trek).

Attractions

Hillary bridge

One of the finest suspension bridges. After the moment crossing the bridge, the glimpses of Mount Everest can be seen.

Namche Bazar

The Sherpa capital, a wonderful village at the lap of Khongde mountain.

Accommodation: at a local teahouse on twin/double sharing basis

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 3
Rest day. Side hike to Everest view point (2 hours' hike).

Attractions

Everest view point

One of the best places in Everest to see the mountain views including the highest in the world.

Namche Bazar

One of the finest, beautiful villages in Everest.

Accommodation: at a teahouse on twin/double sharing basis.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 4
Trek to Dhole (4110m./5/6 hours trek).

Attractions

Phortse Thanga

Small beautiful village at the lap of the Himalayas.

Rhododendron Forest

Go through the forest of Nepal’s national flower.

Dhole

Small settlement at the lap of the mountains.

Accommodation: at a local on twin/double sharing basis

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 5
Trek to Machhermo (4470m./5/6 hours trek).

Attractions

Mountain views

Enjoy the super views of the Himalayas.

Accommodation: at a local on twin/double sharing basis

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 6
Trek to Gokyo valley (4790m./5/6 hours trek).

Attractions

Gokyo valley

A nice village at the Himalayas and sorounded by the lakes.

Accommodation: at a local on twin/double sharing basis

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 7
Hike to Gokyo ri (5357m./3 hours) and explore the glacial lakes

Attractions

Gokyo ri

The Ri- means the ridge and the Goyo ri is the place to see the best views of the Himalayas.

Gokyo lakes

Go and visit the wonderful glacial lakes of the valley.

Accommodation: at a local on twin/double sharing basis

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 8
Trek to Dhole (4110m./5/6 hours trek).

Attractions

Phortse Thanga

Small beautiful village at the lap of the Himalayas.

Rhododendron Forest

Go through the forest of Nepal’s national flower.

Dhole

Small settlement at the lap of the mountains.

Accommodation: at a local on twin/double sharing basis

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 9
Trek back to Namche Bazar (3440m./5/6 hours' trek).

Day 10
Trek back to Lukla (2810m./6/7 hours' trek).

Day 11
Fly back to Kathmandu (30 minutes).

Inclusion

  • Domestic flight (Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu) by reputed airlines only.
  • An experienced English speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking
  • 1 porter for 2 trekkers and their all expenses during the trekking.
  • Food (14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners) during the trekking.
  • 14 nights' accommodation at a local teahouse on twin/double sharing basis.
  • All the permits needed for the trekking
  • All the government taxes and company service charges

Exlusion

  • International flight
  • Travel insurance (recommended to get the insurance that covers the medical and emergency evacuation from 5500 meters).
  • Food and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses (Wi-Fi, Hot water, hot shower, gadget charging fees, laundries etc)
  • Tipping
  • Anything does not mention in the inclusion.

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