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Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri 15 Days

  • Trip Code: STE005-GL
  • Trip Duration: 15 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: 1 to 15
  • Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Max Altitude: 5,357m/17,575ft
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Car/Flight/Trekking
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Tea houses
  • Trip Grade: Moderate


This scenic Gokyo Lake and GokyoRi Trek through the DudhKosi river valley. The highest point of this trek is GokyoRi (5,357m/17,575ft) and during this trek, we cross traditional Sherpa villages of Namche, KhumjungPhortseThanga. The warm hospitality of the Sherpa people is the main habitat of this region. This is witness how important the life respect our valuable guest. The Sherpas people have been living in such high elevations for centuries.

The title-focused attraction of this trek will have stunning views of Gokyo lake and 360-degree mountains including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,501m), Cho-Yu (8,201m), Amadablam (6,812m). Thamserku (6,608m) and Kantega (6,685m), Nuptse (7,879m), and dozens of snowcapped mountains seem in just a few meters in distance. There are also masses of rhododendron flowers in the pre-monsoon April-May likewise the dark forests, open pastures land with grazing yaks with Himalayan Thar. Frequently appears huge lammergeyers, with 2m to 3m wingspans, circling on the updraughts. “Om ma ni pad me hun” intricately carved on stones which are called Mani stones, Religious prayer Buddhist flags in the Himalayan breeze fluttering most of the places and Buddha’s eyes on every Chorten and stupa focused the visitors Nepal is the not only the country of “Everest” highest peak roof of the world but also the land of Lord Buddha “ who is the messenger of world peace”. You will encounter the rich culture of Sherpa people and high land environmental interests, set in the awe-inspiring landscape in the lap of the highest mountain on Earth.Highlights of the Trekking

Destination: GokyoRi (5,357m)

Group Size: Min-1

Minmum altitude: Phakding (2,640m)

Maximum  altitude: GokyoRi (5,357m)

Grade: modorate

Season: March to Mid-June, and Mid-September to December

Accommodation: Lodge (tea house)

Duration: 10 except Kathmandu.

Entry: Lukla

Exit: Lukla


Itinerary of Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri 15 Days

Our Company representative will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu holding a board of our company SNOWPAL TREK AND EXPEDITION Pvt. Ltd. along with your Name and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in hotel on BB Basis

After Breakfast full day sightseeing proceeds to world heritage site to SyambhunathStupaThe Buddhist sanctuary said to be nearly 2000 years old. The hill itself is pleasant place overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu. The all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha painted in prominent blue atop the dome are visible from long distance from around the Kathmandu city. Then proceed to patan durbar squar also call Lalitpur the city full of fine arts. It covers the dozens of temples like Krishna Mandir, Kumbeswor temple, Golden temle. Next site proceed to Pashupatinath Temple the holiest Hindu Temple situated on the bank of sacred holy river Bagmati. Sightseeing continues to the BoudhanathStupa the biggest Stupa around inhabited by Tibetan Refugee since 1959AD. The day ends at Kathmandu Durbar Squar where can visti the Living GoddesKumari who appear on the balcony of her temple to greet her devotees, Kastamandap temple (Though now it is under reconstruction process after collapsed in earthquake in 25 April 2014), the temple made out of single tree and named Kathmandu as it was known as Kantipur in earlier times. Kathmandu Durbar Squar cover dozen of temple concluding Kumari temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Maizudewal, Taleju temple, Nautale Durbar, KaalBhairav, freak street and many more.

Overnight in heritage hotel on BB basis.

Breakfast served in the early morning and drive to Kathmandu airport for your domestic flight to Lukla. It’s takes approximately 28 minutes. There’ll be time to explore the village whilst the Sherpa crew sort and load equipment. From Lukla we descend on a wide trail northwest to the village of Chomlung in the DudhKosi valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river’s course, passing through the village of Ghat. Our destination is the small village of Phakding.

Overnight in Phakding at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After the breakfast, we start our journey to Namche Bazaar, from Phakding we head up valley on a busy trail. Continue along beside the DudhKosi amongst beautiful alpine scenery, through the fragrant blue pine and fir forest, glimpsing spectacular views of KusumKangru (6369m) and Thanserku (6608m) along the way. Our lunch spot in Monjo, Leaving Monjo, we again cross the DudhKosi, to the western bank at Jorsale prior to trekking through the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park. Continuing upstream along the banks to the confluence of the BhoteKosi and DudhKosi, it is here we begin our first sustained ascent to Namche Bazaar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Walking at a slow pace, we have a fantastic photographic opportunities as the peaks of Everest (8848m),Lhotse (8511m), Nuptse (7879m), AmaDablam (6856m) and Taweche (6542m) come into view for the first time. Climbing again, the path takes us through pine trees to reach the distinctive horse- shoe shaped bowl containing the village of Namche Bazaar. Stay in the heart of the village, with the afternoon free to bargain in the shops for “Tibeta artifacts, relax over a cup of tea and talk with our experienced Trekking guides and simply marvel at the beautiful scenery.

Overnight in Namche at lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Full day to acclimatize Exploring Namche and Sherpa culture. Wake up early in the morning and  climb to the ridge above Namche will be rewarded with the stunning sunrise over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. Namche is famous for its local market or bazaar. Each week, Sherpas from the surrounding villages come to buy food and to socialize. Any food not grown locally, such as rice, corn and some vegetables is brought in from the lowland village, which can be up to a 6-10 day walk from Jiri. Spend the morning exploring this colorful and lovely spectacle. Perhaps walk along the Thame Valley in the afternoon or visit the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture, mountaineering in the park, flora and fauna.

Overnight in Namche at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After Breakfst we trek out of the village bowl and follow a small trail high above the DudhKosi River, where the views are incredible, behind to the west, the ridge of Nupla and KwangdeHimal (6194m), across the valley to the south, the towering ice- fluted walls of Thamserku (6623m), and Everest looms above ridge, a black triangular rock, “Sagarmatha.” On a small ridge across the valley, the monastery of Thyangboche can be seen, an against the gigantic mountain background. Ascending to the way to Sanasa, where we will have lunch and slightly up to PhortseThangabetter idea those have short time period for acclimatization instead of whole day just hanging in Namche. Gradually ascending to Mong-La where we have tea and biscuit then we descend to PhortseThanga where we stay for the night.

Overnight in PhortseThanga at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is a pleasant walk through some of the alpine forest to reach to Dole. Today our destination to Machermo easy walking through grassy path. The view of Mt. Cho-Yu 8,201m is splendid along with dozen of White Mountain throughout the path. Gradually walking up to the destination through the river valley passing Lhabarma and Luza we reach Machermo  where we stay for the night.

Overnight in Machermo at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Due to the increasing in altitude as we are in high land, we walk with deep breath and taking care the health of every member of your team.  Even it is just (320m/1,049ft) ascend from Machermo (4,470m/14,665ft) to Gokyo Lake (4,790m/15,715ft), we need to check your health condition. We check your saturation (oxygen in your blood) and body temperature in every couple of hour to know your body acclimatization in such high elevation. As soon you arrive at hotel in Gokyo, you will be served hot tea and Garlic soup before the dinner.

Overnight in Gokyo at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Today we start the trip very early in the morning about 4 AM to climb GokyoRi (5,483m) for sunrise. The calculated time to reach the summit of GokyoRi is approximately 2 and half hour then we rewarded with the view of amazing sunrise on the Himalaya. The spectacular 360 degree of mountain with Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,476m), Lhotse Shar (8,382m), Cho-Yu (8,201m),  Gyachung Kang (7,952m), Nuptse (7,864m), Pumari (7,165m), Amadablam (6,814m), Khangteka (6,783m), Thamaserku (6,618m), Tsolatse (6,335m), Ombigaichen (6,340m) before we return back to Gokyo lake. Rest of the day is leisure day..

Overnight in Gokyo at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Retrace the Trek.

Overnight in Dole at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Retrace the Trek up to Chipcho and walk to Khumjung village.

Overnight in Khumjungat Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Retrace the Trek.

Overnight in Manjo at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Retrace the Trek.

Overnight in Lukla at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

This morning you will be transferred to Lukla Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Rest of the day is leisure day/ Shopping like Singing bowel etc…  in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will have the farewell Dinner together in an authentic Nepali cuisine restaurant with Nepali ethnic group dance.

Overnight in Kathmandu in a hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, , Dinner.

Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight. Or combine with other trip like white water rafting or safari tour at Chitwan Park. The cost would be extra for rafting and safari.

Meal: Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure from Intl's airport.
  • Arrival and departure from Domestic airport (Lukla),
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu flight ticket for guide.
  • 3 nights (2 nights before and 1 night after the trip) in a boutique hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in teahouses during the trekking as in Scheduled in Itinerary.
  • Accommodation for all involved Nepalese Staff during the trekking and climbing.
  • Sagarmatha National park entry permits.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Permit.
  • Fare well dinner with culture dances of different ethnic group of Nepal.
  • All meal (3 meals a day, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking as scheduled in Trekking Itinerary.
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea, and coffee hot chocolate while on the trekking.
  • Gov. License holder Experienced Trekking guide.
  • A porter carries 20Kg, and their food, salary, accommodations. (Based on 1 porter in 2 guests). Extra porter in additional charge if required.
  • Insurance of all Nepalese staff including porters (Death, medical and accidental Heli rescue).
  • A mobile set with local SIM card and charger (Required to refund after the trip).
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (also in case of early return form trekking then the schedule itinerary).
  • Bar bill and any bottled drinks such as alcohol, mineral water, coke, fanta.
  • Sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu.
  • Personal clothing, Packing items or bags.
  • Personal trekking can hire/buy in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra service, products offers or activities which are not mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Helicopter for rescue (required to make insurance). If needed we are 24 hours ready to rescue and rescued amount will be claimed from your insurance.
  • Staff tips after the successful summit.
  • Any Services/items not mentioned in cost includes.

The instruction for Trekking equipment check list is a guide line for our valuable clients. This following materials mostly apply from 3,000m to 5,500m Himalayan Base Camp to more strenuous trip to do high passes like three passes trekking, Apulapcha pass trekking, Throng-La pass trekking. Even we always recommend light hiking and trekking, keep in in mind all of our trekkers and hikers supported with luggage store allowing to bring suitcase which will be waiting you at our hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara during your trekking.  The “Advanced Trekking equipment check list” Will be provided on your further corresponding for challenging high passes trekking. Our porters carry the luggage to make your travel light carrying just a day pack containing the snacks, a camera, water bottle, and a light jacket or fleece. When we you will stay at the lodge, All of the food, accommodation and the bedding is provided but we suggest to carry your own sleeping bag to avoid the chill at night and change of clothes, personal hygiene. Most travelers prefer to check a suitcase for the flight and use their rucksack and a small daypack for the trekking.

While we have suggested some of specific recommendations below, your own experience, personal preferences, and comfort oneself work ultimately the best roll which is the most important factor depending on you what to bring for the trip.


  1. Warm and light woolen hat which may covers your ears.
  2. Scarf or neck sleeve.
  3. Face mask.
  4. Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions.
  5. Sun hat.
  6. Balaclava
  7. Ball cap or brimmed sun cap.
  8. Glacier Sunglass with side shields.

 Upper body.

 Clothing should be kept in large plastic bags or any waterproof stuff to keep it dry.

  1. Couple of T-shirts full sleeve is better.
  2. Fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  3. Fleece jacket.
  4. Best quality down jacket for evening and before sleep with extra lightweight.
  5. Gore-Tex Jacket.
  6. Full sleeve high neck.

Lower body.

  1. Pairs of underwear.
  2. Walking trousers for trekking.
  3. Pair of light weight thermal bottoms.
  4. Fleece trousers
  5. A Gore-Tex trousers Waterproof /breathable might be better extra use.

Trekking boots and foot wear:

Please choose the shoes carefully being own prime consideration. Boots can be low-cut or mid-ankle, but we recommend sturdy sole such as Sportiva, Gore-Tex or any one which should be very comfortable to walk


  1. One pair leather or synthetic Sportiva or (Gore-Tex) hiking boots with good ankle support.
  2. One pair cross- trainers, running shoes and /or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp.
  3. Two pair’s warm and heavy poly or wool socks.
  4. Two pairs of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool.
  5. Two pairs lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool.


Trekking Rucksack and Sleeping bag:

Your sleeping bags should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners or large plastic bags. Sleeping bag (good to –10 to -20 degree) is better.

2-3 pieces of water proof empty sacks to keep your goods warm and dry.

Personal Hygiene/Toiletries

Personal hygiene.

  1. Personal hygiene supplies.
  2. A tubes lip sun cream, 1 large tube skin sun cream (min. factor 30).
  3. One toothpaste /brush set.
  4. One bar soap or hand sanitizer gel/ 1 small synthetic towel.
  5. Hand wipes.


First-Aid Kit

Medical supplies. The leaders/Guide will have extensive first- aid kits

Note. Small personal first- aid kit. (Simple and light) Aspirin, first- aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids), personal medications, etc. The leaders will have extensive first- aid kits.

Personal prescription medications. Please let your leader/Guide to know about any medical issues during the trekking if you feel any problem.

Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu with no doctor’s prescription if you prefer to check up your health before to start the trekking.

  1. One skin blister repair kit.
  2. One small bottle of anti- diarrhea pills (Imodium).
  3. One small bottle of anti- headache pills.
  4. One small bottle cough and /or cold medicine.
  5. One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
  6. One small bottle anti- altitude sickness pills. Diamox. For more about this medication. Regarding the altitude sickness Please consult with guide.
  7. Do not bring sleeping pills. They are a respiratory depressant non compatible with high altitude physiology.
  8. Extra prescription glasses / contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.
  9. Oximeter to check the saturation in blood.
  10. Mint inhaler
  11. One small bottle of water purification tablets or water filter.


  • Trip Code: STE005-GL
  • Trip Duration: 15 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: 1 to 15
  • Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Max Altitude: 5,357m/17,575ft
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Car/Flight/Trekking
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Tea houses
  • Trip Grade: Moderate