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  • Destination: Everest region
  • Group Size: 1 (minimum)
  • Maximum altitude: 5483m
  • Best Season: an, Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • Grade Info: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Transportation: Car / Van / Plane
  • Total Days: 13 Days
  • Walking Hour: 5 to 7 hours

Gokyo Lake is a serene trekking destination in upper Khumbu valley of Nepal. Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world flock here to experience the Himalayan region in all its glory. 13 Days Gokyo lake trekking allows you to experience the gorgeous turquoise-colored lakes, pristine glaciers and snow-capped mountains.

You will also have an opportunity to enjoy the majestic views of the highest mountain in the world, Mt Everest. Gokyo lake trek 13 Days is an alternative to the classic Mt. Everest base camp trek. There is no doubt that the Everest base camp trek is the most popular trek in the region. The popularity also brings the many trekkers and trail gets crowded.

If you are someone who loves trekking in the quiet, then the 13 Days Gokyo lakes trek itinerary is perfect for you. 13 Days Gokyo lake Trekking covers six freshwater bodies and is the highest freshwater lake system in the world. You can also view the awe-inspiring Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in the Himalayas.

You will trek along the ice ridge between Mt. Cho Oyu and Gyachung. We pass through the UNESCO listed World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park. You will be staying in the local guesthouses and tea houses during the trail. The incredible hospitality of the Sherpa people will amaze you.

You can spot much wildlife like musk deer, colorful pheasant, mountain goats, Monal, Danfe, and others. If you are lucky enough you can also spot the rare species of Red Panda & Snow Leopard. Old Buddhist Monasteries in the lower Khumbu region are of great religious and cultural significance. They give us a glimpse of the culture and lifestyle of the local community.

You will also get to climb Gokyo Ri (5357m/17571 ft). The tremendous Himalayan vista of Mt.Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and other peaks from the top of the Gokyo Ri is another highlight of this trek. The dramatic panoramic view of the gigantic ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang (7922m/25984ft) is simply breathtaking.

Do you want to get mesmerized by the virgin beauty of the remote Khumbu region? If your answer is yes, then, this extraordinary 13 Days Goyo Lake Trekking is perfect for you. We are offering this exciting trek at a reasonable cost. So, what are you waiting for? Book your trip now!

Must Read: Information on Itinerary Alteration and Kathmandu to Lukla flight information

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Highlights of the 13 Days Gokyo Lake Trekking Itinerary

  • Spectacular view of the mountain vista including mt Everest, Thamserku. Cho Oyu. Lhotse, Nuptse, among others
  • Exploring the beautiful turquoise Gokyo lakes
  • Exploring the longest glacier in the Himalayas Ngozumpa glacier
  • Climbing the Gokyo Ri trekking peak
  • Spotting rare wildlife like a snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, among others
  • Exploring the Sherpa culture and lifestyle
  • Incredible hospitality of the Nepalese people

Best Time for Gokyo Lake Trekking 13 Days

The wet monsoon season brings in avalanches and landslides in the area. The trail also becomes much slippery. The summer season is too wet in Nepal. Winter, on the other hand, is freezing and might pose a threat for even the most experienced trekkers. You should avoid these seasons for safety reasons.

The best time for Gokyo Lake Trekking is the Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) season. The climate is favorable, and trekking conditions are perfect around this time.

The spring season brings the wildflowers, especially the Rhododendron that paints the hills red. The skies are crystal clear and unobstructed views of the snow-capped mountains will amaze you. The weather is also soothing, and the temperatures in the day time is perfect for trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to your  hotel.

Day 02: Free and arrangement day.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla [2,800 m/9,184 ft] - Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3 - 4 hrs.

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: 5 - 6 hrs

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day.

Day 06: Namche Bazzar - Phorse Village-[3810 m/ 12,496 ft]: 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 07: Phorse Village - Machhermo-[4,470 m/ 14,663 ft]: 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 08: Machharmo - Gokyo [4800 m/15,744 ft]: 5 - 6 hours.

Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri [5357 m/17,570 ft] and hike to fifth lakes: 5 - 6 hrs.

Day 10: Gokyo to Dole: 3 - 4 hrs

Day 11: Dole - Namche: 4 - 5 hrs

Day 12: Namche Bazaar - Lukla: 6 - 8 hrs

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the Kathmandu hotel.

Detail Itinerary:

Detail Itinerary 3 Days Gokyo Lake trekking

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to the Hotel

Upon your arrival at the airport on the very first day of 13 Days Gokyo Lake trekking, a representative staff will pick you up from the airport. You will then get transferred to the hotel where you will get briefed about the trip in detail. You can stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Free and Arrangement day

We have a free day on our hands. We can sightsee some of the prominent landmarks of Kathmandu city. There are seven different UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

These sites include the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur. It also consists of the religious sites of Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Pashupatinath and Changunarayan. After an early breakfast, you can visit some of the places on the second day of Gokyo Lake Trekking.

However, the complete sightseeing of the city is not possible. You will also prepare for the trek and arrange all the required gear and equipment. You will also complete the required formalities and permits that are necessary for the trek. You will return to the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu-Lukla [2,800 m/ 9,184 ft] - Trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3 - 4 hrs

Today is the third day on Gokyo Lake Trekking 13 Days Itinerary. After early morning breakfast, we will take a scenic flight to Lukla. The trip takes around 35 minutes and lands at a short runway in the Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla. The adventurous flight will overlook the beautiful snow-capped mountains.

We start our trek to Phakding as soon as we arrive in Lukla. The trek follows left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. The trail is short and relatively easy. It takes around 3-4 hours of trek to arrive at the village of Phakding.

Flight duration: 35 minutes

Trek duration: 3-4 hours

Walking distance: 7.8 km

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/ 11,283 ft]: 5 - 6 hrs

14 Days Everest Base Camp Trek namche bazaar

After early morning breakfast, we start our trek for Namche bazaar. The trail follows through the banks of Dudh Koshi River overlooking the marvelous view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m/21,675 ft) passing through the Benkar village.

After arriving at the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, we complete the formalities by showing our trekking permits. This process helps to keep track of trekkers around the region.

A gradual descend from Monjo leads us to Jorsale. Jorsale is the village till we arrive at Namche Bazaar. The enjoyable trek moves along the river bed, and we cross the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge.

The uphill climb to Namche Bazaar presents us with the magnificent sight of Mt. Everest, Kusum peak, Kwangde Peak, Kangaru peak, Lhotse, among others. Namche is the central commercial hub and gateway of the Khumbu region. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Namche Bazaar on the fourth day of Gokyo Lake Trekking 13 days.

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Walking distance: 10.4 km

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Acclimatization Day

Located between two ridges along the giant peaks of the Khumbu region, Namche is the commercial hub of the region. The commercial town of Namche has lodges, guesthouses, souvenir shops, banks, government offices, and even internet cafes.

Acclimatization is a must for every trekker trekking in the region, and Namche bazaar is the best place to do so. It helps us to adapt to the high altitude climate where the air pressure and oxygen levels are quite low. Acclimatization does not mean we will stay idle.

We will be taking short walks and hikes along the Namche area so that the process is complete. We hike to the beautiful Khumjung village from where we can see the complete Himalayan vista, including Mt.Everest. There you can explore the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa community on the fifth day of Gokyo Lake Trekking 13 Days Itinerary.

You can also pay a pilgrimage to one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the region.

We could also visit the Everest view hotel. The Everest view hotel is the highest placed hotel in the world.

You could also visit the Syangboche airstrip. The spectacular view of the snow-capped mountains will enthrall you. The different trek routes of Gokyo Lakes Trek, Everest Gokyo Lake Trekking, Everest Base Camp Trek, etc diverge from Namche. We return to Namche after a whole day of acclimatization.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phortse Village [3810 m/ 12,496 ft]: 5 - 6 hours

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phorse Village

On the sixth day of Gokyo Lake Trekking, we start the trek to Phorse village early in the morning. The trail overlooks the beautiful mountain views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, among others. Mt Thamserku, on the other hand, is in our close-up view.

The trail passes through the rocky paths. We can also spot a musk deer, danphe, Himalayan Thar, among others. We gradually descend to Kayangjuma. The way eventually arrives at Sansa. Sansa is a major trail junction between Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp.

The trail gradually climbs up to the Mongla pass (3975 m). We can see the glimpse of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Khumbila, Mt Ama Dablam, Tawoche, Thamserku, among others. The Sherpa community regards Mt. Khumbila as a sacred mountain.

Khumbila is also known as the “god of Khumbu” and considered too sacred to climb. After a trek of some time, we arrive at the walled field area of Phorse. The village of Phorse is at the lap of Tawoche and Cholatse peak.

We arrive at the walled fields of Phorse. Phorse is just under the snow-dusted peaks of Tawoche and Cholaste. We trek further to reach the village of Phorse and stay overnight.

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Walking distance: 9 km

Day 07: Trek from Phorse Village to Machhermo [4,470 m/ 14,663 ft]: 5 - 6 hrs


After an early breakfast, we pass through the forest. The forest then leads us to serene waterfalls and small bridges. After this pleasant trek amidst the natural beauty, we arrive at the village of Dole.

Dole is a small settlement with few teahouses. We climb further up through a scenic ridge from dole through Lhabarma. The beautiful views of the Cho Oyu, Thamserku. Kantega welcomes us along the trail.

We pass through the hamlet of Luza (4360 m) and other summer settlements. We ascend from Luza and arrive at the Dudh Koshi valley. The trail then moves along the hillside above Dudh Koshi River. There are some small hamlets along with some sandy spurs along the last leg of our trek.

After a trek of almost 5-6 hours, we arrive at Machhermo. Machhermo village is the last settlement before Gokyo. The Machhermo village is famous for the sighting of yeti in 1974. We stay Overnight in Machhermo on the seventh day of Gokyo Lake Trekking.

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Walking distance: 13.9 km

Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo [4800m/ 15,744ft]: 5 - 6 hours

This is the eighth day on our 13 Days Gokyo Lake Trekking Itinerary. After an early breakfast, we climb through a ridge Chorten. The trail offers a spectacular view of the valley along with the snow-capped mountains of Mt. Kangtega and Mt. Thamserku. After crossing the ridge, the valley widens, and the trail arrives at the village of Phangka (4480 m).

The path to Phangka is a gentle walk. Forty people perished on Phangka because of an avalanche in 1995. We descend to the river bank gradually. Then we climb to the terminal moraine to climb the Ngozumpa Glacier. We arrive at the second lake of Taboche Tsho.

The Taboche Tsho is a serene turquoise blue lake that sparkles when the rays of the sun fall on it. Further ahead of the second lake there is a third lake linked by a water stream. There we can find the Gokyo village just next to the third lake. The majestic Cho-Oyu Mountain overlooks us in the backdrop.

We have lunch at this mesmerizing place. After lunch, we explore the area around the Dudh Pokhari. We stay overnight at a comfortable teahouse in Gokyo village.

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Walking distance: 7 km

Day 09: Trek from Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri [5357 m/ 17,570 ft] and hike to fifth lakes: 5 - 6 hrs

Trek from Gokyo Valley Climb Gokyo Ri

On this day we take short hikes around the area and acclimatize. We also climb Gokyo Ri if the weather is favorable. The top of the Gokyo RI is the best viewpoint of the entire Everest Region.

We resume our trail to the fifth lake. The trail climbs up the hill at the edge of the Lakes. The overwhelming views of Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makulu, Gyachung Kang welcomes us along the trail. The viewpoint is interestingly named as the Scoundrel's Viewpoint. There is a Cho Oyu Base Camp beyond the fifth lakes.

From the Northern part of the fifth lake, we get with the magnificent views of the Cho-Oyu Base Camp and the Ngozumpa glacier. Ngozumpa is the biggest glacier in the world. We could also visit the sixth lake if we have enough time on our hands. We stay overnight at Gokyo on ninth day of Gokyo Lake trekking.

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Dole: 3 - 4 hrs

We start our trek back from Gokyo to Dole quite early. The trail is a gradual downhill moving along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. The Dudh Koshi river is that originates from the Ngozumpa Glacier.

We pass through the second and the first Gokyo Lakes respectively. The trail passes through a tiny water stream and an iron bridge. As we move along, we get a glimpse of the hamlet of Phangka. The close-up view of the Cholatse and Taboche peak is overwhelming.

We walk downhill below Phangka and across a level terrace. The level terrace is on the slope, and we climb the ridge on the hillside. The fabulous views of mt Thamserku, Kang Tega, and Cho Oyu welcome us upon reaching the Chorten at the edge. We stay overnight at Dole.

Trek duration: 3-4 hours

Walking distance: 12.2 km

Day 11: Trek from Dole to Namche: 4 - 5 hrs

The downhill hike is quite exciting. The beautiful trail gets covered with vegetation and wildflowers, including Rhododendrons. We might also spot some wild animals like musk deer, mountain goats, danphe pheasants, etc.

After passing through some waterfalls, we arrive at the village of MongLa. Mongla is a beautiful village perched on the spur of Mt. Khumbila. After a trek, of some time we reach Namche where we stay overnight.

Trek duration: 4-5 hours

Walking distance: 11 km

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 - 8 hrs

The last trek of the journey from Namche to Lukla descends downward steeply. We need to pull ourselves one last time on the rocky terrain.

We cross the suspension bridge over the pristine Dudh Koshi rivers and its tributaries. The trail turns natural and comfortable from here onwards. The views of the route have a new perspective, and we walk along the trail.

We pass through pine and rhododendron forests, and some plains overlooking the snow-covered peaks. The low-level civilization of Sherpa villages allows us to explore Buddhist culture and heritage. We celebrate the successful completion of our trek journey in Lukla. We stay overnight at a guest house in Lukla.

Trek duration: 6-8 hours

Walking distance: 18.2 km

Day 13: Early morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla, Overnight at Kathmandu

Today is the last day on our 13 Days Gokyo Lake Trekking Itinerary. We will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. The adventurous flight overlooks the mountains and the routes we trekked during our journey. After your arrival in Kathmandu, you can transfer to the hotel.

Flight duration: 35 minutes

Trip Cost US$ 1235 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle .
  • Two night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • All your stander Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and a cup of tea or coffee during the breakfast only.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide, his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine.
  • A Strong Porter among the two trekkers ( one porter sharing among two member ) including all his expenses including full insurance during the trek.
  • Round Trip flight fare Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu & domestic airport taxes in Kathmandu and Lukla airport for you and guide.
  • National Park permits.
  • TIMS (trekkers’ information management System.)
  • Trekking route map.
  • Medical supplies, first aid kit box, including Oximeter and pulse meter checker.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company). If in case.
  • Sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
  • All ground transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse.
Cost Excludes:
  • Your travel insurance. (Recommended)
  • International air fare.
  • An Extra Tea , coffee , Juice, Soups.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees. Click here for more details.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Extra Hotel night in Kathmandu.
  • Activities and hotel  in Kathmandu.

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FAQs- Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Gokyo Trek

Trekking to a new place can always be nerve-wracking  disregard of the number of times you might have done it. Every place has its own culture, non-verbal norms and values, government policies and so on.

Having even the basic knowledge about the place can boost your confidence and give you a positive anticipation of the experience you can gain from the place.

If you are looking forward to trek in Nepal, this article will indeed be of great use to refer to. Answered below, are some of the most frequently asked questions about trekking in Nepal.

1. Is trekking difficult?

The difficulty level of the trek entirely depends upon the trek you chose.

If you happen to be trekking for the first time, or your physical condition does not permit you to (because of age or other medical conditions) you can always look for easy treks.

Easy treks have shorter number of days, less distance to be walked in a day, and relatively lower altitudes. You do not have to have prior experience or knowledge to trek to these places.

If you are adventurer and are looking for some thrill, you have plenty of options to choose from. Difficult treks have longer number of days. You will have to walk for 5-7hrs a day on an average and these treks are mostly situated in high altitudes. These treks also demand a good level of physical fitness.

Unlike other product, trekking is not about more for better. The difficulty level has got nothing to do with the experience you can gain from a trek.

Go for what you want to and what your physical ability will allow you to. Do not push yourself too hard. Trekking is not a competition. Its relaxation.

2. Is trekking expensive?

This entirely depends upon how much you are willing to spend on your trek. You can trek luxuriously by spending lavishly or you can backpack. It all depends upon how much your bank balance allows you to.

You will get accommodation for as less as 3-4$ per night, or you can pay up to 60-1004 per night for luxury resorts. On an average, you will need not more than 10$ for a meal. If you are looking for economical places, you can eat 3 meals for 10$! But eating at such places come at a great cost of low hygiene rate.

Bottom line: Nepal is not an expensive place when it comes to tourism. It is probably one of the places you can have the most economical luxury trek comparing to what a luxury trek would otherwise cost in your country!

3. What preparations should I make before trekking?

It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.

Ending up with sore muscles, blisters, joint pain, and back pain can be very discomforting while trekking. This is unlikely to happen if you exercise beforehand.

Start exercising at least a month before the trek. You can do cardio exercises like running, jogging, long walks, cycling and swimming. Carry a light backpack along with you to get used to it. Gym work out can be a good option too. Just don’t over-do it.

If you are going on an easy trek, you need not be very physically fit. But prior exercising is still a good option. You will only make your journey more comfortable.

4. What are the things I need to pack?

There are a long list of things you will need for trekking. The things you carry can affect the entire experience of your journey. So make sure that while purchasing any gear, make no compromisation on the quality or the brand of the equipment.

To know about the things you require, refer to the following link-


5. Do I need special permission to trek?

You will not need trekking permits in any of the treks in the Everest region, the Annapurna region and also in the Langtang region. But you will have to pay entry fees while entering a conservation area or a national park.

Trekking permits are a must for trekking in the restricted regions. The permits are available for purchase in the department of immigration located in Dillibazaar, Kathmandu. For further information, refer to-


6. Is drinking water easily available?

Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.

An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 0.4-0.7$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.

Therefore, do not forget to take at least two water bottles with you.

7. What kind of food is available during trekking?

Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.

Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry. The best part- an extra helping will no cost you extra! The meal is highly nutritional. It will also keep you fueled for long walks.

8. What kind of accommodation should I expect?

Accommodation depends upon the type of trekking you are going for. There are two types of trekking

1. Tea house trekking:

You will be spending your night in tea houses. Tea houses are local lodges and hotels. They are small and comfortable enough. Most rooms are shared with two small cots that have mattress, pillows and sheets. If you need spare blankets, you can always ask for it. The rooms have attached bathroom, western flush designed and shower. You will have to pay for hot shower and electricity.

Dormitories are also available and a very low cost of about 3-4$ per night. These come with common toilets and bathrooms.

The cleanliness of the rooms may not live up to your expectations. Bring your own pillow if possible. Conjunctivitis is a common case you might fall sick of.

2.  Camp treks:

In this type, you will spend your nights in tented camps. Such treks mostly lie in the restricted regions. These regions do not have enough facilities to accommodate many people.

9. What are the risks associated with trekking?

Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.

You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.

10. How to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?

There is absolutely nothing you can do to prepare your body for altitude sickness. But yo can take few precautionary measures to avoid it. They are-

  1. Attain height gradually and slowly
  2. As you cross over 2000meters, reduce your number of walking hours and walk slow
  3. Drink plenty of water
  4. Take ample rest. Take more rest if you feel like your body is asking for it
  5. Eat high caloric food
  6. Avoid smoking or drinking

11. How to diagnose AMS?

In order to detect AMS, you need to be aware of the symptoms of them. They are-

  1. Headache
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Dizziness
  4. Tiredness
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Upset stomach
  7. Feeling unsteady
  8. Shortness of breath
  9. Increased heart rate
  10. Difficulty sleeping

If you notice any of the symptoms, take immediate precautionary measures such as:

  1. Do not climb any higher for the next 48 hours
  2. Descend to a lower altitude if possible
  3. Take complete rest until you feel well
  4. Do not exercise
  5. Do not smoke
  6. Drink plenty of water
  7. Take external oxygen supply if necessary
  8. Take anti-sickness medicines

If you see no further improvement in your heath within the next 48 hours, you will have to be deported to Kathmandu in a helicopter. Therefore, do not forget to issue and insurance that will cover you helicopter reuse cost.

12. Do I need a guide/porter to trek?

There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.

A guide is someone who will help you with navigations. He will also have a better idea about the places to live in and eat at can negotiated prices for you. They will also help you during medical emergencies.

A porter is someone who will carry your load for you so that you can enjoy long walks.

In case you hire them, you are entirely responsible for providing them with trekking gears, food and accommodation and other medical facilities.

Guide/porter as also available these days. These are people who play the role of both a guide and a porter. Hiring them will save you from bearing an additional cost.

13. Can I trek solo?

To some places, yes. But trekking solo in the restricted area is completely forbidden. You will have to trek in a group.

A lot of people trek solo in Nepal and have thoroughly enjoyed. Trekking solo has its own benefits. You will not have to adjust your schedule according to anyone. You can also follow your own route as you wish to. Also, finding your way, especially in the non-restricted regions, is very easy. The routes are well marked and pretty straight.

Nepal is completely safe for solo trekkers. But you will also have to be a little more careful while travelling alone.

14. What is the difference between trekking independently and trekking with an agency?

Trekking independently means trekking without an agency. You can hire a guide or a porter if you want to. You may also have a trekking partner. But the entire journey depends upon the way you want to take it.

In treks organized by agencies, they will have a well-planned schedule designed for you which you will have to strictly follow. Most of the times, you will be travelling with a group. The agency will also provide you with a guide and a porter. Trekking with an agency will be a little more expensive than trekking independently or solo.

15. Which is the best season to trek in Nepal?

Every season as its own charm. However, the best seasons are spring lasting from April to May and autumn lasting from September to November.

In these two season, Nepal sees the maximum number of tourists who come to trek. These are the busiest months of the year. The weather is highly pleasant and favorable for long walks. The trails are blossoming with fresh leaves and flowers. The clear skies allow you to get a great view of the magnificent Himalayas.

The Difficulty Level of 13 Days Gokyo Lake Trekking

Gokyo valley trek

You will be trekking at the highest of altitudes with dipping oxygen levels and air pressure. Walking every day for 5-6 hours on the rough terrain is not an easy task. There are steep climbs that demand that challenge you physically. The Khumbu region is icy and dry.

Many trekkers get affected by the “Khumbu cough” due to the dry dust in the region. Moreover, you will be trekking with a backpack and heavy mountain wear that will put extra weight on your legs. You will also be climbing the trekking peak of Gokyo Ri along the trail.

Gokyo Ri trek does not require any technical climbing. However, trekkers must be in the proper physical condition to complete this trek successfully. Overall, the difficulty level of the Gokyo lake trekking is challenging.

Important Note: The flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu is bound to get delayed or even canceled due to unfavorable conditions. You may add a few extra days to your trip for safety.


The above information covers up almost everything you need to know about trekking. If you happen to have any queries, please feel free to leave a comment below or inbox us at [email protected]


Adventurous Gokyo lake Trekking with Exciting Nepal

booked my 13 days Gokyo Lake Trekking package with Exciting Nepal. It was my first time visiting Nepal and the Khumbu Region. So I was totally unaware of the procedures and permits. But thankfully Exciting Nepal, and especially Mr Subash guided me in such a way that the trip became effortless and memorable.

The trip commenced from a thrilling flight to Lukla. I clenched my teeth all the way throughout the flight! We then walked along the rocky terrains into Namche, Macchermo and finally Gokyo. Gokyo is the absolute definition of Heaven on earth. The sparkling icy lakes, the glistening glaciers and the panoramic views of the mountains were jaw-dropping. We also visited Gokyo RI, which provided even more spectacular views of the Mahalangur Himalayan range.

My guide throughout the trip was Mr. Suman. An extremely helpful guide with a great sense of humour! Thanks to his generous help and immense professionalism, the trip was unquestionably a memorable one. Thank you, Mr Suman and Exciting Nepal! I look forward to having my next adventure in Nepal with you guys.

Jasmine wayne, Greater Newcastle, Australia

Gokyo Lake Trek

We had a wonderful time with our guide Dukpa during our Gokyo lake treks arranged by exciting Nepal treks subah, Guide dukap was waited a long at lukla because our flight delayed for for 4 hours , The trek was started from Lukla and end at lukla, we had our 12 days trek for Gokyo lake. The view was amazing from the Gokyo peak , really worth to climb Gokyo peak to see the amazing view of Nogjumba glacier, arranging our food and accommodation was so professionaly, Thanks to Dukpa and subash from Exciting Nepal.

peterrodrigues, Portugal

Trekking to the Beautiful Gokyo

I have always been fond of lakes. Nepal is just the perfect country to view lakes and mountains. Exciting Nepal organized a trip for Me and my friends back in July. We were trekking to Gokyo to see the beautiful Gokyo lakes and Mountains. We headed off towards the Everest region with Shambhu (our tour guide).

After surviving the landing on Lukla airport, our journey began from there. Shambhu was a brilliant guide, and of great help. Our journey was wonderful, and we got to see what we wanted all along. The accommodations were not luxurious, but it would be our fault to expect a luxurious stay at this place. Still, Exciting Nepal managed the best places for us to stay and rest.

The Gokyo was beautiful, and I cannot express its beauty in words. The lakes were beautiful and the mountains were astounding. I had never seen such a view with my own eyes. And all thanks to Shambhu and Exciting Nepal for making my dream come true.

Exciting Nepal is surely a 5 star Trekking agency in Nepal. I would definitely visit Nepal again, to experience its beauty and meet lovely people.

Norm Jack, india

Gokyo Lake Trekking

My husband and I had 13 days trek in the Everest region of Nepal. Our goal was Gokyo lake,
which consists of six freshwater bodies and is the highest freshwater lake system in the world.
The Gokyo trek was challenging and quiet which made our trip even better. We found out about
this trek through our friends who went trekking in Nepal with Exciting Nepal Treks. This is how
we met the amazing team of Exciting Nepal and we are very thankful to our friends.
Exciting Nepal Treks were the best company we have ever used. We are already planning a
return trip to Nepal and won’t hesitate to use Exciting Nepal again.

Jasmine, singapure

Memorable trip to the beautiful Gokyo

First of all, I would like to thank Subash and the whole Exciting Nepal team for organizing such an awesome trip for us.

Gokyo was truly beautiful, and the time we visited was perfect as well. When one of my friends suggested to consult a travel agency for our trip to the Everest region, I was a little worried. And to be honest, I did not expect such a wonderful hospitality by Exciting Nepal.
Everything you guys did was highly professional. But Basu, we certainly became a family didn’t we?

Oh, I forgot to mention our trekking guide, our man, Mr. Basu. He was the best on what he did. He knew people, he knew the landscapes, and he definitely knew the mountains. I didn’t know there were so many mountains and peaks in the Everest region.
What a beautiful trip it was. The Gokyo lakes were mesmerizing, and the mountains were beautiful.

Thank you Exciting Nepal for this wonderful journey. I will never forget it, and will be there next year as well.

John Mathew, Toronto, Canada

Subash KC

Managing Director

Mr. Subash K.C ventured into the tourism industry after completing his studies in Management Stream in 2001 at Tribhuvan University. Mr. K.C, born and brought up in the Lalitpur district, is keenly interested in exploring the different trekking routes. Getting the opportunity to work in the tourism industry helped him gather insights about trekking across Nepal. In addition, he also learned about customer care and group management.
By leading solo and group trekkers himself, he started collecting data about many trekking destinations in Nepal. He creates an enriching experience for national and international travelers through exceptional hospitality.

Apart from managing trekking and tours, Mr K.C also handles client inquiries, accommodation reservations, arrangements of transportation and flights, and other logistics. Recognizing the importance of personalized service, he proactively takes care of clients' needs and requirements. He is fluent in English and excels in organizing treks, tours, and adventure sports in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.

He is highly committed to promoting responsible tourism and prioritizes client satisfaction by providing top-notch service through his well-organized company. He believes that through responsible traveling, we can protect the natural environment and promote sustainability. He has expanded his knowledge by traveling to various countries worldwide, such as India, Bhutan, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Thailand, China, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, USA, Japan, UK, Canada etc and is passionate about exploring more destinations.

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