Royal Himalayan Holidays

Gokyo Lake Trek

15 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 2
All ground transportation and domestic flights as per itinerary
Best Season
Mar-May and Sep-Dec
5/4-star Hotel in Kathmandu and standard tea house/lodge during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche Bazaar-Khumjung-Dhole-Machhermo-Gokyo Ri-Lukla-Kathmandu


    • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
    • Enter the Sagarmatha National Park
    • Visit the Sherpa museum in Namche Bazaar
    • Explore around Gokyo Lake and hike up Gokyo Ri
    • Learn about the unique Sherpa culture
    • See the highest mountains in the world including Mt Everest


Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,790m/15,715ft) with Royal Himalayan Holidays’ Gokyo Lake trek of 15 days! This incredible scenic trek goes to the western part of the Everest region in Nepal and promises some unique Himalayan views of some of the highest mountains in the world, as well as a visit to Gokyo Lake the world’s highest freshwater lake! During the Gokyo Lake trek, Royal Himalayan Holidays takes you on a 10-day journey in the Everest region visiting local villages and traversing adventurous trails.

We overnight for two days in Kathmandu before departing to Lukla and the Himalayas. During this time we go sightseeing and hold a trek safety and preparation briefing to be in order for your Gokyo Lake trek. The flight to Lukla is absolutely amazing, and seeing the Himalayas getting closer and closer just gets us ready to start this incredible trek to Gokyo. We’ll be meeting up with our Royal Himalayan Holidays’ porter team and holding a final gear check before starting our trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft). The first day is quite short and is perfect to get used to the terrain and trail! The next day we head up to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft). As the biggest Sherpa village in the region, we‘ll spend some time here the next morning to explore and buy some last supplies before trekking to Khumjung (3,786m/12,421ft) via the Everest View Hotel. Khumjung is where we’ll spend a day extra in order to properly acclimatize to the new altitudes. During this day we hold a hike and visit the Khumjung Monastery as well as the Tenzing-Hillary school. The next day we head off the traditional Everest Base Camp trail and head west towards Dhole (4,200m/13,779ft). From here we’ll have to spend two days of trekking to reach our main destination Gokyo (4,790m/15,715ft). There are 19 lakes connecting each other with the lake at Gokyo or the Fifth Lake being the largest. We’ll be exploring around the lake and taking in the views. But the next day we head out early and hike up to Gokyo Ri (5,360m/17,585ft) for a spectacular 360° view as well as catching the sunrise. From Gokyo Ri, you’ll be able to see clear views of some of the highest mountains in the world including; Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), Mt Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Mt Cho Oyu (8,188m/26,864ft), and Mt Makalu (8,485m/27,838ft)! Having enjoyed the sights we make our way back to Gokyo for breakfast and head back retracing the trail back to Dhole. From here we’ll spend two days getting back to Lukla via Namche Bazaar and ultimately flying back to Kathmandu to conclude this fantastic Gokyo Lake trek of 15 days with Royal Himalayan Holidays!

Book today the Gokyo Lake trek in Nepal with Royal Himalayan Holidays and have the best Himalayan experience! We do recommend booking a few additional days on top of this trekking package as flights to and from Lukla can get delayed due to weather circumstances.

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet and greet at the airport
  • Hotel transfer by private vehicle and check-in
  • Welcome drinks 
  • Welcome dinner
  • Overnight at your hotel

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Trek briefing at the hotel
  • Pick-up by your tour guide
  • Arrival at Bishal Bazaar and start walking tour
  • Explore Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Continue the walking tour to Thamel via Asan Bazaar
  • Pick up from Thamel and drive to your hotel (in case the hotel is out of Thamel)
  • Overnight at your hotel

  • Hotel/packed breakfast depending on your flight schedule
  • Pick up and transfer to the airport
  • Take off to Lukla
  • Meet and greet with your full trekking team
  • Final trek preparation
  • Start to trek to Chhiplung
  • Continue northwards to Thado Koshi
  • Head along the trail to Ghat for lunch
  • Follow the trail up to Phakding
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Head to Monjo
  • Enter the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Checking of TIMS & permits
  • Continue to Jorsalle for lunch
  • Cross the suspension bridge at Larja Dobhan
  • Ascend further Namche Bazaar
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Tea house breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Visit the National Park museum
  • Hike up to an excellent mountain viewpoint
  • Continue towards the Everest View Hotel
  • Follow the trail northwards to Khumjung
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Early morning wake-up (optional for sunrise view)
  • Wake up
  • Breakfast
  • Acclimatization hike
  • Follow the trail westwards towards Khunde 
  • Head further up north to a viewpoint at about (4,000m/13,123ft)
  • Hike back down to Khumjung
  • Lunch at the tea house
  • Explore around Khumjung
  • Visit the Khumjung Monastery, which is famed to have a real Yeti Skull
  • Visit the Tenzing-Hillary school
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Head northwards to Phortse Thanga via the Mong La Pass
  • Lunch
  • Ascend further up to Dhole
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Head north towards Machhermo
  • Tea house check-in + lunch
  • Small acclimatization hike
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Follow the trail further north to Phanga
  • Continue on directly to Gokyo
  • Tea house check-in + lunch
  • Afternoon Lake excursion
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake up call
  • Hike up to Gokyo Ri
  • Enjoy the 360° view from Gokyo Ri
  • Hike back to Gokyo
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Follow the same trail in reverse back to Machhermo
  • Lunch
  • Continue back to Dhole
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Head back to the Mong La Pass
  • Enjoy lunch at the Mong La Pass
  • Head further south back to Namche Bazaar
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake-up call (optional)
  • Breakfast
  • Start to trek
  • Continue back to Phakding
  • Lunch
  • Ascend upwards back to Lukla
  • Dinner and stay overnight in the tea house

  • Wake up call
  • Breakfast
  • Flight back to Kathmandu
  • Arrival in Kathmandu + transfer to your hotel
  • Hotel check-in
  • Overnight at the hotel

  • Trip review & feedback
  • Overnight at the hotel

  • Check-out
  • Our team will transfer you to the airport approx. 3hrs before departure

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    • All ground transportation as per itinerary
    • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight
    • 5/4-star Hotels in Kathmandu
    • Tea house/lodge during the trek
    • Breakfast in Kathmandu
    • All meals during the trek
    • Welcome dinner
    • Licensed English-speaking trek guide/leader
    • Guide and porter service during the trek
    • All government and local taxes as per the itinerary
    • All permits as per the itinerary
    • All entry fees as per the itinerary
    • All official expenses as per the itinerary
    • Successful trek certificate
    • 1 basic medical kit per group


    • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Tips for guide

Frequently Asked Questions

With the thousands of travel and trekking agents to choose from in Nepal, why book a holiday with Royal Himalayan Holidays? Well first off, at RHH we take care in organizing any type of tour, trek, or adventure activity in Nepal. Furthermore, we provide a unique service by hiring only local and licensed guides. But the real reason you should book with RHH is, because of that touch of luxury that we provide in Nepal. All of our packages come with an All-Inclusive package, giving you more time to just enjoy your holiday. We provide luxury holidays in the Himalayas!

Booking with RHH has never been easier! Just use our easy-to-use website, select your package for Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibet and click Book Now to fill up your booking form. After receiving your booking form by auto email, our team will contact you back via email, to finalize your booking. It’s that easy!

Yes, all of our packages are based on luxury trips and can get pricy for the average budget trekker. We do however can change this during your booking should you wish. By lowering the accommodation type and switching to the public instead of private transport you can enjoy trips or treks with RHH without the luxury element. But then again would you sacrifice comfort for the price during a holiday? Enjoy the best of the Himalayas with our luxury packages. 

If you wish to book a budget trip with Royal Himalayan Holidays, you can just make any booking, but a request for a budget trip. Then after receiving your request our team can send you a budget itinerary for that package with a new and lower calculated rate per person. 

Almost all of our trips are family and child friendly. Of course, you’ll need to see a bit yourself, we think it’s logical that you can’t book a hard and strenuous trek while bringing children with you. For family and child-friendly trips or treks, we do recommend any of our tour packages or one of our short treks in Nepal that don’t reach too such high altitudes. 

No, Royal Himalayan Holidays do not have any hidden or additional fees after booking a trip. With us, full transparency is an important part of our customer relations! Hence, all rates are included within your package, of course, these do not include your personal expenses, such as drinks, souvenirs, tips, etc. 

Yes with RHH you have the option to book a non-English guide for your trip. If you would like to have a different language guide during your holiday we do insist on mentioning this during your booking so we have the time to organize, find, check and hire said guide for your trip. There are French, German, Dutch, and Spanish-speaking guides available.

Royal Himalayan Holidays does take great care of booking your accommodation during your holiday in Nepal. We book only the best available 4 to 5-star category hotel. These hotels are based on All-Inclusive plans and have luxury rooms as well as other facilities available for you to enjoy during your holiday. During treks, accommodation is limited to standard guest or tea houses, but at some overnight locations where there is luxury accommodation available, we plan to stay at those. 

Well, since ATMs don’t exist up high in the mountains we do recommend bringing some additional cash with you, preferably Nepalese Rupees or US Dollars. Calculate a 15 to 25 USD per day in the Himalayas. This way you can use extra facilities in the guesthouses such as WIFI usage.

Yes, with RHH you have the option to tailor-make or customize an itinerary before booking a holiday. If you want to change a part of your itinerary during your holiday then RHH can organize for you, but at additional cost depending on the changes that have to be made. 

No, international flights are not included in the package rate. With so many flight options nowadays we give you the freedom of choosing the best available flights from and to Nepal yourself. If you do require international flight tickets we can arrange this, but by experience, we found that our customers can get better international flight rates by themselves from their own respective countries. 

So Nepal has 4 seasons. Starting with spring, followed by the monsoon or rainy season going into fall/autumn and ultimately winter. The best times to book a trip or trek in Nepal will either be during spring or fall/autumn. Spring starts in March and ends at the end of May. During this season the winter cold is gone and the skies are clear blue with a few clouds here and there. Perfect for seeing those incredible mountain and valley views! Fall or autumn starts in September and runs until the end of November. This season is extra special in Nepal, not because of the clear skies and comfortable weather, but due to being the festival season. In October the biggest festival takes place in Nepal, namely Dashain and Tihar. To get the best experience in Nepal we do recommend booking either for the spring or fall/autumn seasons.

Almost all guesthouses have WIFI available and phone reception. Do note that this is not high-speed WIFI or perfect reception, you’re still in the remote Himalayas. During the trek, there will be areas with no reception or WIFI, meaning you’ll be completely cut out from the world and surrounded by nature! Exactly what a trek should be.

While tipping is not mandatory in Nepal, due to being a low-income country many of the workers do depend on it as a secondary income. Hence we do ask our travelers to give some gratuities at the end of your trip to your guide or driver. Common tips in Nepal for a service well performed are about 5 to 10USD a day. But once again it is not mandatory.

Yes with RHH you can extend or add extra days on your holiday to enjoy your trip further. We do also provide assistance in VISA extension should it be required as well as helping you choose new and different activities. You can even combine multiple tours or treks with each other, as well as doing additional activities such as hiking, or adventure packages such as rafting or paragliding. 

With Royal Himalayan Holidays you can even hold a special event such as a birthday celebration, company team building, anniversary celebration, marriage proposal and even hold a traditional Nepalese wedding. Do request us during your booking if you want us to organize such an event during your trip to Nepal. 

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