Gokyo Lake Trek

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Gokyo Lake Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Places to Visit Gokyo Valley - Everest
  • Max Altitude 5,357m/17,575ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Lukla
  • Ends Lukla
  • Activity Teahouse Trekking
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn

Gokyo Lake Trek Highlights:

  • This amazing trek is so remarkable in the sense that it offers abundant opportunities to travelers that are beyond human imagination.
  • Being in the adventurous Lukla airport and trekking to the cultured village of Monjo is utterly significant.
  • Being at Namche, the capital of the Khumbu region.
  • An excursion to Everest View Lodge for the first view of the world's highest peak and its neighboring mountain.
  • There is a profound feeling of inspiration and admiration to find yourself in the secret valley of Khumjung, Dole, and Machchermo.
  • Don't miss listening to the Machchermo 'Yeti incident' narrative which is overwhelming.
  • Finally Gokyo with a breathtaking view of a turquoise-blue glacial lake.
  • The view of the world’s 6th highest mountain Cho-Oyu at the backdrop.
  • Climb to Gokyo Ri presents you with a vast understanding of why this trip is so incomparable.

Gokyo Lake Trek Overview

This 15-day Gokyo lake trek to the sacred lakes within the Himalayan valleys is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the Everest region. Gokyo is sanctity for both Hindus and Buddhists as a residing place for Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. It is undeniably an incredible journey that is spiritual.

Gokyo Lake trek is in reality a beautiful option for the regular and commercial Everest base camp trek. It offers you outstanding mountain views together with a dazzling series of turquoise-blue freshwater high-elevation glacial lakes.

Significance of Gokyo Lake (4,790 m/15,715 feet):

Gokyo Lake holds religious significance primarily within the context of Hinduism and Buddhism. Gokyo Lake is nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas. It is a natural wonder that captivates the hearts of visitors from around the world. Situated in the serene Gokyo Valley, this high-altitude freshwater lake holds a special place in the hearts of Hindus, Buddhists, and nature enthusiasts alike.

At an elevation of around 4,700 meters, the pristine turquoise waters of Gokyo Lake shimmer amidst towering snow-capped peaks, creating a truly awe-inspiring sight.

In Hinduism, the Gokyo region is considered very divine and sacred. There is a belief that Gokyo is the abode of Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. The lake and the surrounding mountains are associated with Lord Shiva's presence and are believed to be part of his divine realm. Many Hindu pilgrims visit Gokyo Lake as part of their spiritual journey. They perform rituals and prayers to seek blessings from Lord Shiva.

In Buddhism, Gokyo Lake holds significance in the context of the Sherpa culture and the influence of Tibetan Buddhism in the region. The lake is considered sacred and is regarded as one of the holiest sites in the area.

Buddhists believe that the lake possesses spiritual qualities and is a place of peace and tranquility. It is often visited by Buddhist monks, practitioners, and pilgrims who engage in meditation and reflection amidst the serene surroundings.

Moreover, the Gokyo region is significant due to its proximity to the renowned Gokyo Ri peak. Gokyo Ri offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest. The awe-inspiring natural beauty of the area is seen as a manifestation of divine power. Thus it attracts people seeking a deeper connection with the spiritual realm.

The religious and spiritual importance of the lake adds to its fascination. This allures and attracts visitors from around the world who are drawn to its natural beauty and sacred atmosphere.

Gokyo Lake Trek Trip Summary

This 15-day Gokyo Teahouse Trek starts with a city tour in Kathmandu. It delivers you the real adventure from the very first day when you fly to the most thrilling mountain airport of Lukla. Cruising through the celebrated trial of Everest we get to Phakding, our first overnight stay in Sherpa village.

Gradually we get to the dreamland of Namche Bazaar, the Capital and the administrative center of the Khumbu Valley. Eventually, we skip the commercial Everest base camp trail and take the less-trodden dramatic valley of Gokyo Valley.

Walking in the less crowded valley of Gokyo is indeed very enchanting. Our stay at the small settlements of Dole and Machchermo will surely be very remarkable with all the great views and untold stories and myths about Yetis and legends.

Gradually gaining the altitude we advance further into the mystical valley that provides a breathtaking view. The mysticism of the Gokyo Valley is so clear with its magnificence and absolute tranquility. The time you are in Machchermo, ‘Yeti Incident Place’, you will realize why the Gokyo Lake trek is so exceptional in comparison to ample Everest trekking destinations.

Ultimately, the trip transfers you to the miraculous settlement of Gokyo. It’s the town settled next to turquoise Gokyo Lake with the backdrop of Cho-Oyu, the 6th highest mountain in the world. Being there gives you the feeling of sheer contentment which is out of the ordinary.

The highlights of this trip are the gorgeous turquoise lakes, the climb to Gokyo-Ri, and the extravagant panoramic mountain views. Furthermore, it offers you the world's highest peaks like Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu.

Ascend to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m / 17,575 feet):

Gokyo Ri, also known as Gokyo Peak, is one of the most remarkable and spectacular places to visit in the Everest region of Nepal. Located at an altitude of 5,357 meters (17,575 feet) above sea level, it is one of the highest points that trekkers can reach in this area.

The views from Gokyo Ri are simply breathtaking and mesmerizing, allowing visitors to witness some of the world’s highest peaks. The view includes the majestic Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Makalu (8,481 meters), and Cho Oyu (8,201 meters).

The ascent to Gokyo Ri typically starts early in the morning to catch the sunrise from the summit. The climb involves walking on rocky terrain and steep slopes. It takes about 3 hours to reach the summit from Gokyo Lake. The effort is rewarding with breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, as well as the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas. The picturesque view of the first, second, and third lakes from the Ri is simply phenomenal.

Tips on Summitng Gokyo Ri:

Reaching the summit of Gokyo Ri is a challenging but achievable goal. It is important to have a moderate level of fitness and to acclimatize to the high altitude before attempting the climb. It is recommended to take regular rest days to allow your body to adjust to the altitude. Gradual ascent is key to avoiding altitude sickness.

Most trekkers spend a few nights in Gokyo to give their bodies time to get used to the high altitude before attempting the climb. This is an important step to ensure a successful ascent of Gokyo Ri and a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Why Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Ri is a perfect alternative to the popular Everest Base Camp trek. Its trail is quieter, allowing trekkers to enjoy the serenity of the region. The trail is also more challenging, giving adventurers a rewarding experience. As an added bonus, trekkers can take in the breathtaking views of the Everest region from Gokyo Ri.

The trek offers a unique combination of stunning vistas, serene lakes, and challenging trails that will stay with trekkers long after they return home. Gokyo Ri is an ideal trek for those looking to explore the beauty of the Everest region while experiencing an adventurous and rewarding challenge.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 feet) Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02:Drive to Manthali (Ramechhap) (474 m / 1,555 feet) and Overnight Stay
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,840 m/9,317 feet) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,562 feet)
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m/11,318 feet) - The Capital City of the Khumbu Region
  • Day 05:Acclimatization day at Namche /morning excursion.
  • Day 06:Trek to Dole (4200 m/13,779 feet)
  • Day 07:Trek to Machchermo (4470 m/14,665 feet) - The YETI INCIDENT place.
  • Day 08:Trek to Gokyo (4790 m/15,715 feet) - The Lake Town
  • Day 09:Ascent to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m / 17,575 feet) and overnight stay in Gokyo Town
  • Day 10:Trek Back to Dole @ 4,200 m/13,779 feet
  • Day 11:Trek Back to Namche Bazaar @ 3,450 m/11,318 feet
  • Day 12:Trek Back to the Beautiful Town of Lukla @ 2,840 m / 9,317 feet
  • Day 13:Mountain Flight to Kathmandu or Manthali
  • Day 14:Departure Day - Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport

Gokyo Lake Trek Detailed Itinerary

Once you arrive at the Kathmandu airport your Trekking Group Leader or the office representative will be there to receive you and transfer you to the hotel. Despite, the capital city of Nepal certainly being the busiest with hectic traffic it undoubtedly has a strong appeal with local splendor and vigorous activities around, where you can simply relax and take pleasure in the fun of driving through the unfamiliar roads.


  • Pick up from the international airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel.
  • Your Hotel is located at the heart of the Center City of Kathmandu in THAMEL 
  • Enjoy the Vibrant and Colorful gullies of Thamel, a tourist hub
  • Short preliminary briefing.
  • Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
  • Welcome Dinner and get to know one another
  • Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Transport: Airport Pickup

Driving to Manthali in Ramechhap district, Nepal can be an adventurous journey that offers a glimpse of rural life and the scenic beauty of the Nepalese countryside. The road from Kathmandu to Manthali in Ramechhap is a mix of paved and unpaved sections. While some parts are well-maintained, others can be bumpy and rough, especially during the monsoon season. The condition of the roads can vary, and landslides are not uncommon in hilly areas. The drive takes you through picturesque landscapes, with terraced fields, lush forests, and traditional villages dotting the route. It's an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Nepal.


  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Meet up at a time provided by your Team Leader.
  • Getting together for trek briefing.
  • Distribution of company's trek equipment.
  • Thrilling Drive to Ramechaap – 4 hours
  • Fabulous Lunch in one of the Highway Restaurants.
  • Overnight stay at Ramechaap – BASIC HOTEL FACILITY 
  • Altitude: 474 m / 1,555 feet
  • Accommodation: Basic Hotel
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours DRIVe
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 132 km
  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE

Depends on where you are flying from. If you are flying from Kathmandu it's a 35-minute flight to Lukla and if you are flying from Manthali airport it's only an 18/20 minute flight. Once in Lukla, we will spare some time to enjoy the fun of a thrilling landing and take off of the flights from this small airport. Shortly we will head out to Phakding. This 3/4 hour easy walk on the legendary trekking trail through the cultured Sherpa villages with its exceptional beauty and the view of stunning landscape, deep valley, and Dudh Koshi gorge is unique.


  • Flying in a twin-otter plane to a small Lukla airport at an elevation of 2840m
  • Beautiful walk through the series of stunning native settlement
  • The phenomenal sight of profound gorges, ancient farming terraces, and the scenic beauty at the backdrop is something special on the very first day.
  • Overnight stay at stunning Phakding, fabulous dinner and briefing by your leader along with a number of fascinating stories.
  • Altitude: 2,610 m/8,562 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 7 km

Today we will start early for Namche Bazaar, the capital and the Administrative Center of the Khumbu district. It’s more of a luxurious city in the middle of no way in the midst of remoteness and thin air. Despite long hours walk it’s far more than just trekking. Give time to adapt your body to thin air. It’s not a matter of proving your physical strength, it's more about taking pleasure with steady ascend.


  • Wake up in the serene environment of Phakding and Enjoy your morning Breakfast with a view.
  • 3 hours gentle walk through a series of pleasant villages to the last settlement of Jorsale for lunch
  • Today you will be crossing of 5 high suspension bridges is daring.
  • Going over the iconic High Suspension Bridge before the Namche climb is simply fascinating.
  • The scenic beauty and deep gorges of soaring cliffs at the backdrop are phenomenal.
  • Being at Namche, the dreamland is remarkable which is worth an effort.
  • Altitude: 3,450 m/11,318 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 7/8 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 9 km

Acclimatization is essential to ensure safety, comfort, and enjoyment when exploring high-altitude environments. It allows your body to adapt to the challenges of reduced oxygen levels, making your adventure in the mountains a more memorable and rewarding experience.


  • 1 and ½ hours amazing walk for acclimatization.
  • Walk to Syangbuche, one of the enchanting places in the region with the world’s highest airstrip.
  • Visiting Everest View Lodge with an incredible view and hot beverage.
  • The close view of the magnificent mountain, extensive green hills, the
  • Tibetan Buddhist culture and witnessing the territory of the yaks are charismatic
  • The first view of the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest)
  • Altitude: 3,450 m/11,318 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We skip the overcrowded traditional Everest base camp trial and enter into the most beautiful section of Gokyo Valley with the most amazing setting.


  • Fabulous walk to the ridge of Mong-La with stunning mountain views.
  • Deep drop to the Gokyo Gorge for lunch with chances to see musk deer
  • Enchanting walk to Dole through the forest of rhododendrons, pine, and maple.
  • Unlike many other settlements, this small settlement of Dole is exceptional for its kind
  • Altitude: 4200 m/13,779 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 11 km

Leaving Dole we walk into the wider version of the trail into the open valley with outstanding views of enormous mountains and deep valleys. This effortless walk into the Himalayan meadow is awe-inspiring. Machchermo, the place of the YETI incident is situated at the foot of Machchermo Peak and is another attraction.


  • Beautiful walk with the most beautiful landscape view.
  • Effortless short walk to Machchermo where the valley opens wide with its magnificence.
  • Listen to the Machchermo YETI INCIDENT that occurred around 1974.
  • Free afternoon for a small excursion or take it as leisure.
  • Altitude: 4470 m/14,665 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 6 km

Away from the tree line area, gradual ascent is recommended. Today is another beautiful walk where mountains like Cholatse, Tabuch, and Cho-Oyu unfold before us with a series of turquoise blue lakes.


  • remarkable walk in the open valley of wide Himalayan meadow is peaceful
  • Walking up to the stunning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd lakes of Gokyo is remarkable.
  • Getting to Gokyo, a lovely settlement with the backdrop of the world’s sixth-highest mountain Cho-Oyu is significant.
  • Altitude: 4790 m/15,715 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 5.7 km

Now is the time for an epic climb to Gokyo Ri, the point to value your dream and the sensational Himalayan vistas all around. The climb is challenging but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. After making historic success at Gokyo Ri, we will descend down for breakfast and spend the rest of your day enjoying the serene and pristine Gokyo Lake. 


  • Phenomenal sunrise view
  • A very rewarding moment being at 5,357 m with an exceptional panoramic mountain view and the lake view.
  • Free Day to fully enjoy the Gokyo Lake and its surroundings.
  • You can do Self-exploration going around the Lake after Breakfast or just sit and RELAX.
  • In the Afternoon you can go for a short walk up to the Ridge to View the Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas.
  • Altitude: 5,357 m / 17,575 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Retracing our trek from Gokyo to Dole is like revisiting a vividly painted canvas of natural beauty. As we depart from the enchanting turquoise lakes of Gokyo, the pristine Himalayan peaks stand tall, silently narrating tales of ancient mystique.

The trail descends through alpine forests, where rhododendron blooms color the path, and the crisp mountain air fills our lungs with freshness. Along the journey, the distant echoes of yaks' bells create a melodic soundtrack, adding to the sense of serenity.

Dole, nestled in the heart of the Khumbu region, welcomes us with its warm hospitality and cozy teahouses. It's a journey that, when retracted, offers a different perspective, revealing new details and a deeper connection to the Himalayan wilderness.

  • Altitude: 4,200 m/13,779 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 14 km

It’s more of a retreat getting back to Namche. We walk a different trail to the small town of Phortse Tenga and then we retrace back the same trail that we took a few days back.

We climb up to the village of Mong La. Mong La offers you the most dramatic panoramic view of the majestic peaks and deep Valleys.

After a quick tea at Mong La we will start heading down to Namche Bazaar.

The trail we walked a few days ago with so much to recall. Give yourself a break at Namche either with drinks or buying souvenirs.

  • Altitude: 3,450 m/11,318 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 12 km

Retracing the trail from Namche Bazaar back to Lukla marks the concluding leg of our trek. It offers a chance to revisit the picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture of the region one last time.

Starting in Namche Bazaar, you'll descend along the familiar Dudh Koshi River valley, where the trail passes through rhododendron forests, suspension bridges, and the charming villages of Phakding and Monjo. 

The final stretch of the trail from Monjo to Lukla offers a mix of landscapes, from lush forests to terraced fields. Lukla, with its bustling markets and welcoming teahouses, serves as the gateway to the Everest region and is the place where your remarkable journey comes full circle.

Here, we will celebrate your trekking achievements, and prepare for our flight back to Kathmandu. The return journey not only allows trekkers to savor the beauty of the region once more but also provides a sense of closure, completing the loop and leaving you with lasting memories of the breathtaking Himalayas and the rich culture of the Sherpa people.

  • Altitude: 2,840 m / 9,317 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 8 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 15 km

From Lukla airport, the final destination can be either Kathmandu or Manthali Airport, depending on the peak or off-season. Nonetheless, we will have a Sensational flight back. 

Flying out of Lukla Airport is a divine experience that captures the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. As your small aircraft takes to the sky, you're immediately surrounded by a panoramic masterpiece of nature. Towering peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, seem to reach out and touch the heavens. 

The rugged landscapes, deep gorges, and remote villages pass beneath you like a living tapestry of Nepal's highlands. The thrill of the takeoff is matched only by the breathtaking scenery that unfolds before your eyes, leaving a permanent imprint of the Himalayan splendor on your soul. 

Flying out of Lukla is not just a departure; it's a final gift, a reminder of the unparalleled beauty that this region has to offer.

However, in the peak season time, all Lukla Flights are Diverted to Manthali Airport at Ramechhap District which is 132 km away from Kathmandu. If we fly to Manthali Airport transportation in a PRIVATE VEHICLE will be provided to transfer you to Kathmandu Hotel. 

This Drive from Manthali to Kathmandu will take 4/5 Hours approximately. 


  • Morning flight to Kathmandu or Manthali.
  • Scenic Drive to Kathmandu, if flights are diverted to Manthali Airport.
  • Explore the Capital City of Kathmandu as per your requirements.
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Mountain Flight

Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be provided. in Nepal, your airport reporting time is usually 3 hours prior to your flight. Your leader will be there to assist you at the international airport.

  • Accommodation: Fly Back Home
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airport Drop

The above itinerary is simply a guideline and is subject to alteration as per the circumstances. Your group leader is solely liable to bring about changes in the best interest of the group.

Flight Delay/Cancellation in Kathmandu and Lukla:

The unpredictability of Flights flying to and from Lukla Airport, the gateway to Mount Everest, and the world’s most electrifying airport is pretty evident from its history of delays and cancellations. Diverse factors lead to the situation of cancellation including the weather, technical issues, poor visibility, etc. In such conditions, Nepal Pyramids will charter a helicopter to make certain that you don’t miss your trip or your international flight. But again under these circumstances, the possibility of flying a helicopter depends on the Nepal Civil Aviation flying rules.

Travelers are to pay the cost of the chartered helicopter which is payable through cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit cards (Visa and Master Cards only). Travelers will be provided with a receipt upon payment so that they may claim the amount from their travel insurance. The cost per person is governed by the number of people taking this facility.

However, it is always very wise to have an extra day in your hand in case of bad weather, delays, or flight cancellations. Though in such cases, we always come up with a possible alternative depending on the situation, however, an extra day always cushions for any such uncertainty that truly redeems you from all the international flight hassles.

What's Included
  • PERMITS: All essential permits required from the Government and local authorities to legally trek in the region are procured.
  • PICKUP AND DROPS: Roundtrip airport pickup and drop-off facilities for both domestic and international flights are included in the trek package.
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU: Two nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at a three-star twin-sharing hotel on a bed and breakfast-basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER: A traditional Nepali-style welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • SIGHTSEEING: A half-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's two most sacred UNESCO World Heritage sites with entrance fees paid.
  • TAXES: All applicable local and national government taxes are covered.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Roundtrip PRIVATE VEHICLE transportation between Kathmandu and the Manthali Airport for the flight to Lukla.
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Domestic flights TO and FROM LUKLA.
  • EQUIPMENT: Essential trekking gear such as sleeping bags, fleece liners, PrimaLoft jackets, rain ponchos, yak tracks, trekking poles, etc are provided.
  • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
  • DRINKING WATER: Properly filtered and boiled water for drinking is provided each morning and evening. Trekkers are advised to carry reusable water bottles/bladder bags that can hold at least 3 liters.
  • GLORIOUS FOOD: All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with hot beverages are provided throughout the trek duration.
  • TREK LEADER AND ASSISTANT GUIDE: An experienced trek leader holding legitimate licensing leads the group, along with assistant guides based on group size. Groups of 3 or more are typically assigned at least 1 assistant guide.
  • PORTERS: The porter to trekker ratio is 1:2 - meaning 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. However, for groups larger than 4 trekkers, an additional porter is provided specifically to assist with hot water supply during the trek.
  • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: Insurance coverage, wages, and allowances for all trek staff are included.
  • SAFETY CONCERNS: Emergency equipment including oxygen cylinders and a comprehensive medical kit is available at all times during the trek.
  • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Trekkers receive a duffel bag, t-shirt, multi-functional headwear, baseball hat, trekking map, and completion certificate to take home.
What's Excluded
  • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
  • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
  • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
  • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
  • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
  • SANCTIONS:  Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
  • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
  • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
  • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
Essential Trip Information

Permits required for Gokyo Lake Trek:

All foreign national requires two permits for this trip. The overall cost for the permits required is approximately USD $ 50 equivalent to NPR 5,390.

What are 2 Permits?

  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit – Cost – NPR 3000 / USD$28 Per Person – For SAARC nationals NPR 115 Per Person – Locals are to pay NPR 100 Per Person.
  • Khumbu Rural Municipality permit – Cost – NPR 2000 / USD$17 – price is the same for SAARC nationals as well.

However, children below 10 years old don’t require permits.

Where you can obtain the permits?

National Park permits can be obtained in Kathmandu itself or you can always get them at Monjo (settlement at Sagarmatha National Park). Whereas for Khumbu rural municipality permit you have to get it from the Lukla counter. A copy of your passport or your original is required for the permits.

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