Gokyo Lake View Trek

Gokyo, one of the famous destinations of the Khumbu region is a demanding and popular trekking destination in our country. Trekking in the Himalayas of our country along with the magnificent views of Himalayan ranges is a lifetime dream to all the trekkers and mountaineers of the world. One should have good physical stamina and good trekking experience to reach the destination of this journey. This is one of the exciting and thrilling combinations of trekking in the Himalayas along with an opportunity to do the sightseeing of one of the famous lakes of our country.

One can do the sightseeing of some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Amadablam, Thamserku and other many beautiful mountain ranges of the world. Some of the major attractions of this trek are the sightseeing of the Thyangboche monastery, Phortse Village, Gokyo Ri, Ngozumpa glacier and other many beautiful places of Khumbu region. One can get an opportunity to stroll in the local streets of Gokyo valley and observe their day to day works. We will also make a short excursion to the Gokyo Ri from where we will be doing the sightseeing of magnificent Himalayan ranges.

Gokyo Lake View trek starts with the sightseeing of the capital city of our country. We will then take a scenic flight to Lukla and then start our trek and cross the famous Phakding village to reach the gateway of Everest, Namche Bazar. Trekking via Dole and then via Machhermo will take us to Gokyo valley. We will then take a short excursion to Gokyo Ri and then do the sightseeing of the magnificent Himalayan ranges. After the sightseeing, we will trek back to Lukla and then fly back to Kathmandu and end our trip.

Outline itinerary
Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu:
Day 02 Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:
Day 03 Fly to Lukla and then trek to Phakding:
Day 04 Phakding to Namche Bazar:
Day 05 Rest Day at Namche Bazar:
Day 06 Namche Bazar to Dole via Khumjung:
Day 07 Trek from Dole to Machhermo:
Day 08 Machhermo to Gokyo:
Day 09 Rest day at Gokyo and a short excursion at Gokyo valley:
Day 10 Climb to Gokyo Ri and then come back to Machhermo:
Day 11 Machhermo to Namche Bazar:
Day 12 Namche Bazar to Lukla:
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu:
Day 14 Final Departure:

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu:

    This will be the first day of our trekking journey. After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to our hotel via private vehicle. We will rest for some time and then begin the sightseeing of the capital city of our country. At evening, you will be welcomed with a typical Nepali food at a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

    5,357m / 17,570ft
  • Day 02

    Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

    After an early morning breakfast, you will do the sightseeing of some of the famous places of Kathmandu valley. You will be transferred to many places of Kathmandu with our private vehicle which includes Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambunath Stupa, Bouddanath Stupa and other many famous places of Kathmandu. At evening, you will meet your fellow trekking mates and then we will have a short briefing about the journey in our office. An evening stroll at Thamel and Durbarmarg will give you much energy which will help you at the trek. Overnight at Hotel.

    5,357m / 17,570ft
  • Day 03

    Fly to Lukla and then trek to Phakding:

    You will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport and then we will take a scenic flight to Lukla. One can do the sightseeing of magnificent Himalayan ranges from the aircraft. After landing on Lukla and then taking a short break, we will start our trekking journey and reach Phakding. One can do the sightseeing of this beautiful village and then you will fully rest at lodge. Overnight at Hotel.

    5,357m / 17,570ft
  • Day 04

    Phakding to Namche Bazar:

    After an early morning breakfast, we will start our trek. Trekking ahead via the dense rhododendron and oak forests and then passing the local villages will take us to the gateway of Everest, Namche Bazar. One the trail to Namche Bazar, we will cross the Dudhkoshi river via a suspension bridge and then pass Chumoa and Monjo town. One can do the sightseeing of Namche Bazar as you will have enough of things to refres you mind at this village. This village is relatively the biggest and one of the developed villages in the Khumbu region. Overnight at Hotel.

    5,357m / 17,570ft
  • Day 05

    Rest Day at Namche Bazar:

    Today will be our acclimatization day at the gateway of Everest, Namche Bazar. We will do the sightseeing of this beautiful village and freely stroll at the local streets of this village. As we are climbing at the higher altitudes, we need to acclimatize in this altitude. If we will have enough time, we will trek to the ancient Khumjung town and come back to Namche Bazar again. Overnight at Namche Bazar

    5,357m / 17,570ft
  • Day 06

    Namche Bazar to Dole via Khumjung:

    We will be trekking to Dole passing one of the famous villages of Khumbu region. We will trek ahead and reach the famous Khumjung village which gives you an awesome opportunity to explore the unique lifestyle and culture of people living in this village since many years. Trekking ahead through dense forests will take us to Khumbila and then we will reach to Dole. Overnight at Dole.

    5,357m / 17,570ft
  • Day 07

    Trek from Dole to Machhermo:

    This is going to be a steep climb as we have to climb for certain hours to reach Machhermo. One has to trek via many dense oak forests and rhododendron forests to reach Machhermo. We will be trekking only for a short period of time and by the time of lunch, we will arrive at Machermo. Overnight at Machhermo.

    5,357m / 17,570ft
  • Day 08

    Machhermo to Gokyo:

    We will be trekking about four and half years to reach Gokyo. This is going to be a steep and much tiring climb as we will be facing near to the destination of our trip. You climb a precarious rough grade into the valley by the side of the ice sheet, passing the first of the sacred lakes. You soon arrive at the second of the lakes, crossing the way which heads over the icy mass to Cho La (5420m.), and your course to Lobuche. Trekking ahead will take us to Gokyo. Overnight at Gokyo.

    5,357m / 17,570ft
  • Day 09

    Rest day at Gokyo and a short excursion at Gokyo valley:

    On today’s day, we will be taking a rest day at Gokyo valley. We will do the sightseeing of the majestic Gokyo lake and then stroll in the local streets of Gokyo valley. One can observe the local lifestyle of people and their daily works as well. Feel free to talk with them and share your experiences with them. Overnight at Gokyo.

    5,357m / 17,570ft
  • Day 10

    Climb to Gokyo Ri and then come back to Machhermo:

    We will be doing a challenging as well as a rewarding climb to the summit of Gokyo Ri. One can do the sightseeing of some of the highest mountain ranges of the world from this view point. After the sightseeing we will trek back to Gokyo valley. We will have our lunch and then descend back to Machhermo. Ovenight at Machhermo.

    5,357m / 17,570ft
  • Day 11

    Machhermo to Namche Bazar:

    We drop through a slope loaded up with rhododendron and juniper trees and traverse the Dudh Koshi River. We slip quickly through pine woods where we can without much of a stretch spot mountains goats, fowls and other wild creatures and winged animals normal to the zone. Strolling down will take us back to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Namche Bazar at a hotel.

    5,357m / 17,570ft
  • Day 12

    Namche Bazar to Lukla:

    After the sightseeing of Namche Bazar, we will trek back down to Phakding. Once we reach Phakding, we will have our lunch and then start our trek and come back to Lukla where you will relax at the hotel. Overnight at Lukla at Hotel.

    5,357m / 17,570ft
  • Day 13:

    Fly back to Kathmandu:

    There will be an early morning flight waiting for you to take you to Kathmandu. After the breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kathmandu and then back to the hotel. You can fully rest at the hotel or just stroll at the local streets of Kathmandu. At evening you will be given farewell with a typical Nepali dish.

    5,357m / 17,570ft
  • Day 14

    Final Departure:

    Our adventure of the Everest Base Camp ends today. Our representative will drop us off at the Tribhuvan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.

    5,357m / 17,570ft


  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Your destination map.
  • Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Permit
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.


  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • equipment / Gears
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment’s.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.


Usefull Info

Important Note and Optional Activities: We, at Pikey Paradise trek are always concerned about the safety of our clients while travelling with us. Just be sure that your trek leader has the authority to cancel or amend any part of itinerary if it is necessary for the safety concerns. We will work and put every effort to keep the above itinerary as it is but as we are travelling in the remote and isolated areas od mountainous region, we can’t guarantee it! Some of the major factors of changing the itinerary are the health of clients and also the extreme weather conditions. Our trek leader will try to do their best as to run according to the plan on the trip but we personally recommend to be prepared for the changes in itinerary if necessary. You will be informed if there will be changes in the itinerary by your trek leader. Your trek leader will assist you with information about your options but please note that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary and our makes no representation about the safety of the activity. We recommend to use your own judgements when choosing any optional activities in your free time.


Trekking itinerary of Pikey Paradise is designed with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We won’t be going to the higher altitudes too fast as it causes a serious medical condition which may lead to death. The higher the altitude the less oxygen there is in air. On the height above 5000m in mountain ranges, oxygen level drops low at more than 50%. Human body need to adapt at this attitude so we will take acclimatization and rest days on some of the points of our trek. We recommend to the clients who are suffering from heart and lung disease to consult with their doctor before being a part of the journey. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS but it is important to remember, some people can be more susceptible than others.

Trek leader and Staff Arrangements:

We, at Pikey Paradise firmly believe that if you want to get the most of the output from your staffs, you must treat them well. We also believe that a happy staff is a hard-working staff. We extremely believe in these things and also try our best to maintain a good relationship with our staffs.

Most of the emphasis are given to the local leaders and local guides as we believe working with the staffs of local communities is ore fruitful. We provide training for all our staff and all our trek leaders are trained in the following as a minimum;

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

At, Pikey Peak, we guarantee our clients that they are working and coping with the best professionals of the country who are friendlier and also much experienced on their respective field. All of our guides are fluent in speaking English and if you want, we are ready to provide you guides who are good at speaking other languages such as French, Spanish, Japanese, German and Italian. We only select professionals who are experienced, have leadership skills, are friendly in nature and also have a good personal ability. All these years, we have learnt that one of the major needed things in the trip is the leadership quality that a guide should have so that the trip will be safe, enjoyable and successful.

You will also be glad to know that most of our guides are actually from the mountainous region of our country and have spent half of their whole life in the most isolated and remote areas of our country. Mountainous region is the home for them and walking through these challenging paths is in their blood. They’re not ‘familiar’ with local communities, they’re a part of them. They don’t ‘know’ local culture, they practice it. They truly love their home and relish getting the opportunity to show travelers why.

Porter Care

One of the most underrated professionals of our country are the porters who are a major part in the trekking and expedition journeys at the Himalayas. No doubt, the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of these hard-working porters. We must be blessed with the effort of the porters as their tireless efforts of carrying supplies, equipment and baggage makes the journey to the Himalayan region successful. So, its kind of unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights.

We assure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we also provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter’s sake we require that all trekkers keep their bag weight under 15kgs/33 pounds.

We totally support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.

Environmental Concerns:

Most of the areas of the Himalayan region is stunningly beautiful but at the same hand it’s to risky as well. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do and so the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We employ a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts, and staff can advise how to minimize your impact.

Trekking to the base camp of the mountain of our country is not an easy task and one should be in a good health and physical condition. Most of the days have four to five hours of walking and some of the days are up to seven hours as well. Although less but these walks are very much tiring and difficult. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself in the lead-up to your trip with some regular exercise, the best form of which is long walks in hilly areas. Technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination.

We recommend to let us know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions as it might be difficult above 5000m if you get sick. Also, before coming to Nepal it’s important to consult your doctor regarding vaccinations and any other medical concerns that the trip may raise. Medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility

A typical day on the trail:

You will be waked up early in the morning with a bucket of hot water to wash in. You will then have your breakfast and then pack your bag to head for the trek. We will trek through forests, hills, mountains and local villages all about 3hours. We will then stop for an hour at a particularly pleasant spot and have our lunch. We will then again start our trek and trek about another 3hours to reach the destination where we will stay for overnight. Then you can have tea or coffee and some light snacks, before exploring the area with trek leader or just relaxing until dinner is served in a warm dining hall.

Evenings are quite interesting and fun as we will be chatting and doing entertainment stuffs with our fellow trek mates. Finally, it’s off to bed for a well-deserved night’s rest before you start it all again.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Our trek journey starts with a pre-trip meeting at Kathmandu at our office. We will be usually doing the pree-trip meeting on the second day of our trekking journey and then you will be introduced to your fellow trek mates. You will also be introduced with your trek leader and then you can ask the important questions to your trek leaders in the pre-trip meeting.

The Trekking Group:

For the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be one leader, one assistant leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers. This arrangement ensures that should any one of them fall ill, the trip can still go on as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but generally have a maximum of ten people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than ten people it can easily be arranged.


The cost of the accommodations in this trek is included in the trip cost and we have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria; standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. All accommodation is based on twin share. We will provide you single supplement if there is different sex. For the solo trip and on request single supplement will be charge US$300.

Toilet Facilities – On trek, toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses but some places are beyond your expectation and you should be satisfied with a local toilet.

Meals during Trek:

All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the cost spent on trek. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan, Bhutanese, Continental, Italian and Indian cuisine) a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menus. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will also be provided by our company and at the same cost.




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