Gokyo Lake Trekking

$ 1,850.00$ 1,800.00

Everest Base Camp via Cho La Pass and Gokyo Trek is one of the trekker’s favorite routes in the Khumbu region. This trek takes travelers to the gorgeous EBC through the Cho La Pass. Besides, on the way, the trekkers will also visit Gokyo Lake. If you are in for a mindblowing experience in the Khumbu region while witnessing the magic of the base camp of the tallest peak in the world, this trekking route is calling for you. Adventure lovers enjoy this trek a lot because of the adrenaline rush it offers. Besides, with some challenges and difficult terrain until the very end, the trial offers you a lot to enjoy.

Mercy Holidays has planned a perfect 19-day itinerary for the Everest Base Camp via Cho La Pass and Gokyo Trek package that begins as soon as you land at the Tribhuwan International Airport and ends when you board the flight back to your respective country. The best and a little different part of this trek is that you also get to explore the Gokyo Valley. From this valley, you can witness the beauty of Gokyo Ri also known as Gokyo Peak (5357 meters). Moreover, before reaching the Gokyo Valley, you will cross Cho La Pass, one of the three passes in Everest above 5000 meters.

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All about the Gokyo Lake Trekking.

<h3>ata-prese=””>rver-spaces=”true”>Route Overview:

Starting Point: Lukla

    • The trek typically begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small mountain airstrip. Lukla is the gateway to the Khumbu region.

Phakding (2,652m) – Namche Bazaar (3,440m):

    • The trail passes through picturesque Sherpa villages and follows the Dudh Koshi River. Namche Bazaar is a vibrant town with shops, teahouses, and breathtaking views.

Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar:

    • Essential for acclimatization to the increasing altitude. You can explore the town, visit the local museum, and enjoy panoramic views of Everest and surrounding peaks.

Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,870m):

    • The trail leads to Tengboche, famous for its monastery and stunning views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other peaks.

Tengboche – Dingboche (4,360m):

    • The trek continues through rhododendron forests and alpine landscapes to Dingboche, providing more acclimatization.

Dingboche – Lobuche (4,940m) – Gorak Shep (5,164m):

    • The trail ascends to Lobuche and then to Gorak Shep, the last settlement before Everest Base Camp. Gorak Shep also serves as a base for the climb to Kala Patthar.

Everest Base Camp (5,364m) – Kala Patthar (5,550m):

    • Trek to Everest Base Camp, a significant achievement, and ascend Kala Patthar for stunning sunrise views of Everest.

Gorak Shep – Cho La Pass (5,420m) – Thagnak (4,700m):

    • The challenging Cho La Pass offers panoramic views. Descend to Thagnak for the night.

Thagnak – Gokyo (4,800m) – Gokyo Ri (5,357m):

    • Reach the beautiful Gokyo Lakes and climb Gokyo Ri for breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

Machharma ( 4470m) – Namche Bazar (3440m)

Namche Bazaar – Lukla- Kayjmandu

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.




  • Airport Pick

up and Drop by Private Vehicle.


  • Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site Sightseen
  • Welcome dinner at a Nepalese restaurant with a culture show.
  • 3 Night Accommodation at Kathmandu on 3 Star Category Hotel with BB plan (Bed and Breakfast)
  • Round trip domestic airfare (Ktm-luk-ktm)
  • National Park entry ticket
  • 1 Experience Trekking Guide and (2 Guest =1 Potter)
  • Mountain Tea House, accommodations with full board meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Travel insurance for Nepali staff (Guide and Potter)
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.




  • Travel insur

ance and emergency evacuation.


  • Personal expenses (like phone calls, Wi-Fi changes, bar bills, battery changes, extra potters, hot showers etc.)
  • Nepal Visa fees
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel.
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be borne by clients.
  • Tips for trekking staff.
  1. Day1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m/ 4600ft). Transfer to a Hotel.

    A Mercy Holidays representative will welcome you wearing a blue Mercy Holidays t-shirt with our placard and escort you to the hotel. You will be checked in at the hotel. After you freshen up and gather yourself, we will organize an orientation meeting. A warm cultural welcome performance and dinner are on us tonight.


  2. Day2 Sightseeing Tour around Kathmandu

    After spending a night in the hotel, you will wake up, have your breakfast, and then go for an exploration trip around the Kathmandu valley. Today, our guide will take you to several traditional and culturally significant places in Kathmandu like Kathmandu Durbar Square and Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa.

  3. Day3 Kathmandu-Lukla flight (2860m/9383ft) and Trek to Phakding (2610m/8700ft) walk approx. 3 hours

    If the weather is fine, we will take an exhilarating 35-minute flight on a Twin Otter to Lukla (2800m/9184ft). Throughout this flight, you can expect a perfect bird-eye view of the mountain range of Nepal.

    After landing, we will meet our Sherpa guide, potter, or Himalayan yak to carry our luggage. Our trek begins with a 150-meter descent alongside the gorging Dudh Koshi (Milky River). As we follow the main trail to the beautiful village of Phakding (2652m/ 8700ft) you will occasionally pass through numerous Maane walls, Chyorten, memorials, and boulders carved with Tibetan Buddhist prayer inscriptions.

  4. Day4 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft) walks approx. 6 hours

    Our journey continues northwards of Dudhkoshi Valley to Manjo, throughout the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. This day trek takes us through the magnificent forests of Rhododendron, Giant Fir, and Pine. After crossing the high suspension bridge, we catch the first glimpse of Mount Everest from Top Dada (if the sky’s clear). We then climb steeply to the Sherpa trading community village–Namche Bazaar. This small city-like establishment in the area has almost everything you might need–Internet, lodges, ATMs, pubs, and Himalayan handicrafts.

  5. Day5 Free Exploration day and hike to Everest View Hotel (3800m/12467ft) walk approx. 6 hours

    We climb steeply from Namche Bazaar and follow the higher route through the Shyanboche airstrip (which does not operate commercial flights) to Everest View Hotel (3880m/1350ft). The star hotel, built by the Japanese, is situated at the perfect elevation to sip coffee and observe the Great Himalayas: Mt Everest, Mt Nuptse, Mt Amadablam, and others. We then descend towards the beautiful twin villages: Kunde and Khumjung (3780m). We explore Hillary’s school, Hillary’s hospital, and ancient monasteries over there and descend to Namche Bazaar.


  6. Day6 Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3870m/12700ft) walks approx. 6 hours

    After the morning dawn, we will sit for breakfast with the stunning view of the mountains and gradually trek to Kyanjuma. We descend towards the river Dudhkoshi through a small settlement called Phungi Thanka (3250m/10660ft), where we will have lunch. After the energizing lunch, we climb up to Tengboche. You will be amazed by the remarkable scenery. We will then visit a monastery and take an acclimatization walk. If we are to sleep at a place 3870m above sea level, we will first climb higher than this and return to sleep at 3870m. This greatly reduces the chances of altitude sickness and prevents discomfort at night. We will practice this every day until we hit the base camp.


  7. Day7 Trek to Dingboche (4410m/ 14470ft) walk approx. 6hours

    We trek through the forest to Debuche and cross the rushing river Imjakhola, which originates from the glacier (Imja Lake). We continue our trek towards the beautiful village of Pangboche (3985m/13074ft), the highest permanent Sherpa community village of Khumbu Valley. You will witness the towering peak of Mt Amadablam (6814m/22355ft) directly overhead. After we ascend the valley via Shomare (4010m/13156ft), we will be above the tree line zone. We will then gradually trek to the confluence of Khumbu & Imjakhola. A short steep climb brings us to the village of Dingboche.

  8. Day8 Acclimatization and Rest day walk approx. 4 hours

    We spend our rest day adopting the thin air into our bodies. We hike towards the Nagkar Tshang Peak (5100m/16732ft). This is a wild corner of Khumbu valley that is explored by relatively few trekkers. However, it is a hidden beauty since the beautiful blanket of clouds will be seen below you. We will return to the guest house for lunch.

  9. Day9 Treks to Lobuche (4940m/16210ft) walk approx. 6 hours

    We will hike out of Dingboche and pass through a Chorten and Stupa towards Thukla (4620m/15157ft). A steep climb brings us to an emotionally and spiritually important place: The Everest Memorial Park. The lines of small wall stones with hundreds of prayer flags are a memorable tribute to all those who perished on the Expedition. A trek brings us Lobuche, a perfect place for stunning sunset views on Mount Nuptse (7864m/25800ft). We will do an acclimatization walk for today. We will also witness the Khumbu glacier and a moraine during this trek.


  10. Day10 Trek to Gorakshep (5164m/16942ft) and to Everest base camp (5365m/17600ft) walk approx. 8 hours

    Today we start our journey towards Gorakshep very early since a lot is planned for the day. The trail undulates up and down into the moraine, which demands a short steep climb on the rocky section. The trail takes about three hours to bring us to Gorakshep. We take an essential lunch to prepare for the upcoming exertion. Also, some might prefer warm garlic soup and noodles while we rest briefly. Hydrating is extremely important and we recommend carrying about two litres of water and a few chocolate bars for the remaining trek to Everest base camp. We resume walking across the sandy flat path from Gorakshep and climb into the lateral moraine of Khumbu glacier and then up to Everest base camp. You will take pictures, a lot of them. The Everest Base Camp is a spot worshipped by trekkers, mountaineers, and adventure travellers. Reaching the place is a special moment for all those who make this trek. To sum up, this is when your lifetime dream will come true.


  11. Day11 Climb to Kala Patthar(5545m/18192ft) and descend to Dzongla (4830/15846ft) walk approx. 9 hours

    Another hard and big day for you. We also have an optional hike to Kala Patthar. We climb steeply above Gorakshep to the small rocky peaks and then to Kalapatthar (black rock) at 5545m. The trek to Kalapatthar is the most difficult of the entire journey. However, the breathtaking views and the early sunshine will make it worth the effort. We then return to Gorakshep and retrace our steps to Lobuche for lunch. We then trek down the beautiful valley following the river stream. After a brisk walk, we turn right towards Dzongla.

  12. Day12 Trek to Thangnang( 4700m/ 15419ft ) by crossing Chola pass(5380m/17650ft) [approx. walk 8-10 hours]

    Since you have already conquered the two big destinations: Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, hitting Chola Pass should not be difficult. We start very early by ascending steeply on the narrow trails, passing big boulders, and reaching the top. Eventually, the Chola summit will welcome us with hundreds of prayer flags and sensational views. We will ascend through a moraine and once we reach the bottom, the trail gets easy and will lead us to the village of Thangnang.


  13. Day13 Trek to Gokyo Lake (4790m/ 15715ft) [approx walk 3-4 hours]

    After the consistent trek of the last few days, we will take a short hike to Gokyo Lake bypassing the Ngozumba glacier. Ngozumba Glacier is the longest glacier in Nepal. Leaving the small glacial lakes behind, a terminal moraine will eventually bring us to a pasture blue and green freshwater Himalayan holy lake that sits on the foot of Gokyo Ri.

  14. Day14 Trek to Machherma (4470m) and optional trek to Gokyo Ri (5357m) [approx walk 10 hours]

    In the early morning, we trek to Gokyo Ri which lies above Gokyo Lake. The 3 to 4 hours of climb prove its worth because of the panoramic view of the entire Khumbu valley. Peaks like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Kangteka, Touche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhoste, Nuptse, Everest, and Pumari are seen from here. We will then retrace back to the hotel for lunch. Shortly after this, we will continue our journey towards Macharma.

  15. Day15 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) [walk approx. 6 to 7 hours]

    We will descend from Machherma via Dole and Kyanjoma where we will take lunch. You might meet teams trekking up to reach the base camp at Kyangjoma. But we will descend to Namche Bazaar.


  16. Day16 Trek to Phakding (2650) approx. 4 hours

    Our journey resumes after breakfast from Namche Bazaar. You will visit the Sherpa Museum which houses a brilliant gallery and other historical collections. It also displays a complete record of mountaineers that have summited Everest so far. We will then trek down to Phakding before 4 in the afternoon. The night will be spent here.


  17. Day17 Trek to Lukla (2800m) approx. walk 3 hours

    You will wake up on an easy day. A trek of 3 hours takes you to Lukla at lunchtime. We have free time after lunch. In the evening, we will have a relaxing, low-energy Thanksgiving sort of session with the guides and porters.


  18. Day18 Lukla to Kathmandu Mountain flight

    We will have a spectacular mountain flight to Kathmandu. Your guide will escort you to the hotel. You are free to explore and discover downtown and shop inside the tourist hub center in Thamel or simply rest at the hotel if you wish. You will attend the evening farewell dinner with a cultural performance with the crew members and the rest of the team.

  19. Day19 Final Departure

    According to your flight schedule, our Mercy Holidays representative or your trekking guide will transfer you to the airport for final departure.