Gokyo Ri - Sagarmatha National Park Trek - 11 Days

Gokyo Ri - Sagarmatha National Park Trek - 11 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Everest Treks
Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
Region Everest Region
Distance lukla-Gokyo-lukla(92km/57Miles)
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 11 Days
Max. Altitude 5,430m Gokyo Ri
Meals Included All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2-30
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip Code DWTKO15
Activity Per Day Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Domestic flight (lukla-Ktm-Lukla) and private vehicle (Transportation)
Grade Challenging

Gokyo Ri Sagarmatha Overview

Reaching one of the highest-situated settlements in the world accompanied by beautiful lakes and rivers, majestic mountains (Gokyo Ri in Sagarmatha National park), dense forests, the trail to Gokyo lakes is a package of phenomenal bliss. Gokyo lakes trek constitutes a view of the magnificent Mount Everest(8,848m/29,028ft) along with mountains above 8,000m like Cho Oyu(8,201m), Mount Lhotse(8,516m), and Mount Makalu(8,463m). The enchanting turquoise Gokyo lakes supplement the abstract beauty of Gokyo Valley. Adding up to beauty, we can also witness the longest glacier- Ngozumpa Glacier. An incredible view of stone houses and meadows on the shore of Gokyo Cho (Dudh Pokhari) is the best part of the trek. With a spectacular landscape and warm hospitality of the people, this trail offers us a new wonder every day. This 11-days trek is a blend of adventure and delight. An alternative to the classic Everest Base Camp Trek, the secluded beauty of Gokyo Valley will make this trip a very remarkable one.

Highlights of Gokyo Ri in Sagarmatha National Park

  • World’s highest airport in Syangboche
  • Explore the culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people
  • The exquisiteness of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848m)
  • View of other peaks such as Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu(8,201m) and Mt.Makalu (8,463m)
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Prayer wheels, colourful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • The wide range of Flora and Fauna
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colourful pheasants, snow leopard and Himalayan Thar
  • Mystic Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lakes
  • Stone houses and meadows around Gokyo Valley
  • Astounding panoramic view from Gokyo Ri

Gokyo Ri Sagarmatha National Park Trek Route

For those who want to try something new in the Sagarmatha National Park, Gokyo Ri with Gokyo Lakes trek can be the best choice. A walk around the Gokyo Ri Sagarmatha national park presents us with a whole new viewpoint of the Himalayas. The trail provides perfect views of four of the highest mountains in the world. The beauty of Gokyo Lakes wrapped by the phenomenal Himalayas ( Gokyo Ri ), this trek rewards trekkers with many other exceptional views. Monasteries, the culture, floras & faunas. There is just so much more to see passing through this trail. This trek grabs on to higher altitudes quickly, which is why a slow and steady pace helps win the race.

We start our journey with a blissful 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Flying between the mountains and hills, or emotion intensifies as we see the magnified view of the Himalayas. Moving further, we prepare our body with a short hike from Lukla(2,850m) to Phakding(2,650m). A small village with a bunch of surprises, Phakding is one of the significant places to acclimatize with the increasing altitude. Next, we follow the remarkable trail to Namche Bazar(3,440m). Also known as the gateway to Everest, Namche Bazar is a tourist hub with everything available; from gear for your trek to restaurants with pools. We halt at Namche to adjust with the thinning air and then further continue the next day to Dole(4,045m). Embellished by vibrant prayer flags, the path to Macchermo(4,470m) from Dole is very pleasing. We finally land in Gokyo(4,790m/15,715ft), our ultimate destination. We travel around the Gokyo Village and immerse ourselves in the beauty of Gokyo Lakes. With a challenging yet rewarding ascend to Gokyo Ri(5,350m/17,562ft), we will witness the exquisite beauty of the Himalayas. We will enjoy a close-up view of four of the highest peaks: Mount Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), Cho Oyu(8,201m), Mount Lhotse(8,516m), and Mount Makalu(8,463m).

We descend straight back to Phortse(3,950m) which is situated lower than Dole. While we took it two days to reach Gokyo from Dole, we will cover the distance in one day while descending back. We walk back through Namche Bazar to Phakding and then take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. A fusion of the Himalayas and the glittering lakes, we conclude this wondrous trek with a final glimpse of mountains from Lukla.

In this 11 day Gokyo Ri trek in Sagarmatha National Park, we will enjoy glancing at the spell-binding turquoise lakes, Gokyo Lakes, picturesque view of Mount Everest, and the divine landscape around the world's highest peaks. Like the ocean waves, this trail has a genuinely amusing walking trail that goes up and down. Gokyo Lakes comprises a sequence of six of the world's highest freshwater lakes. Along with the rustic beauty, these lakes have religious significance as well.

Discovery World Trekking would like to recommend all our valuable clients to arrive in Kathmandu a day before our '11 Days Gokyo Lake Trek'. Make sure to attend our official briefing a day before the trek. The primary motive for the meeting is to give you proper guidance and vital information about the trek. Secondarily, we recheck all the equipment for your comfortable journey. We ensure that you have all the supplies needed for the trek. This pre-meeting will give a clear idea about the necessary supplies and challenges you may face during the trek. It will be a kind of motivational seminar for you to be outfitted and energized about the trek. Additionally, it is recommended to put a margin of 1 or 2 days extra. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu is unpredictable and might be canceled or delayed due to bad weather.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Flight from Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft) to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) Trek to Phakding ( 2650 m/ 8562 ft )

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.2km/3.8 miles
    Flight Hours 40 minutes
    Highest Altitude 2,850m/9,350 ft
    Trek Duration 3 hours

    We start with a 40-minute flight to Lukla and 3 hours walk to Phakding. We walk from Chaurikharka village and descend towards Dudh Koshi Ghat(2,530m). Passing through the Dudh Koshi River and gorgeous landscapes, we reach Phakding(2,650m). The short and refreshing day is beneficial in acclimatizing with the increasing altitude. Phakding is the starting point for the Everest trek as of which it has everything from gears and lodging to pool and restaurants. With plenty of spare time, we can visit the famous local monastery in the village(Rimishung Monastery).

    • Overnight at “Khumbu Travel Lodge” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  2. day 2

    Trek from Phakding ( 2,650 m/ 8,562 ft ) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.4 km/4.6 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m/11,285 ft
    Trek Duration 6 hours

    Continuing along the Dudh Koshi River, we begin the actual hike from this day. With suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags, it contributes to a splendid view of the trail. The thrilling yet marvelous path makes our walk very delightful. After a few hours of exceptional walk, we reach Monjo Village. Sagarmatha National Park begins from here, where we will have our permit to enter the region registered. We slowly ascend further through a challenging trail and get a glimpse of the mighty Mount Everest. As the view intensifies, the enthusiasm guarantees to make us forget all the steps that we’ve climbed. Through the woods and stone-paved way, we finally reach Namche Bazar. We rest here for the night and enjoy the specialties of Namche. With a tiring walk, we can end our day indulging in the famous bakeries of this region. We rest and eagerly prepare for what has to come the next day.

    • Overnight at “Sakura Guest House” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  3. day 3

    Rest day to acclimatize at Namche Bazaar

    Today, we will take a break and acclimatize with the thinning air. Despite the claim of the title, we will not just be sitting idle today. We wander through the alleys of Namche while we adjust ourselves to the altitude. Furthermore, we can hike to Sagarmatha National Park and including a hike to Khumjung(3,790m). As they say, “hike high, sleep low”. It is an optional but recommended part of the trek. We visit Hillary school and old monasteries on the way to Khumjung and can also further hike to Khunde. Namche, without a doubt, carries a lot of wonders. A must-not-miss place is the Syangboche airport(3,780m), the highest airport in the world, and hike to Everest View Hotel from where the view of Mount Everest is excellent. A single day may prove to be insufficient to cover all the phenomena of this place. We spend the night at Namche and brace ourselves for the next day.

    • Overnight at “Sakura Guest House” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  4. day 4

    Trek from Namche (3,440m/11,285 ft) to Dole (4,200m/13,270 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance
    Highest Altitude 4,200m/13,270 ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    The trail towards Dole consists of many uphill and downhill walk. We descend till Mong La Pass(3,957m) before reaching Phortse Thenga. Continuing our trek, we will be passing through many pine forests, where we will see fascinating floras and faunas. As we walk past the trail, the view of Mount Amadablam(6,812m) and Mount Khumbila(5,761m) emerges. Moving further on from Phortse Tenga, we ascend to reach Dole. As we get closer to our destination, the view amplifies and, so does our excitement.

    • Overnight at “Alpine Cottage” Lodge
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  5. day 5

    Trek from Dole (4,200m/13,270 ft) to Machhermo (4,470 m/14,450 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7 km/4.3 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,470 m/14,450 ft)
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    Passing by the trailside shrine and lots of prayer flags, we reach Lapahrma. From here, we get an outstanding view of Mount Cho Oyu(8,201m), the world's fifth highest mountain. Additionally, Mount Kantega(6,782m) and Thamserku(6,623m) will not fail to mesmerize us. As we walk past the trail, we will encounter beautiful meadows with grazing yaks. With such picturesque views, we walk through Luja Valley to reach Machhermo. Walking alongside the beautiful river accompanied by a blanket of the Himalayas, we halt at this amazingly beautiful village of Machhermo before our final ascent.

    • Overnight at “Lodge in Machhermo”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  6. day 6

    Trek from Machhermo (4,470 m/14,450 ft) to Gokyo (4,790m/15,584ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 5.7 km/3.5 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,790m/15,584ft
    Trek Duration 4 hrs

    After days of ascending with joy and enthusiasm, we finally reach our destination: Gokyo Village. We head to our destination with an hour's walk to reach Phangan. Phanga has an area dedicated to the people who lost their lives in the landslides. As we move ahead, we come across an iron bridge over a stream that leads to a lake. Well-known as Longpongo(4,690m), this lake is a trailer of what has to come next. We traverse through the messy and risky moraines of the famous Ngozumpa Glacier. Ahead of this, we witness the sequence of Gokyo lakes such beautiful that we'll forget the entire world. The vibrant color combination of lakes and the Himalayas is unexplainable. We stay overnight at Gokyo Village amidst nature. Gokyo, to be explained in words, is an absolute marvel. A blend of the mountains, glaciers, and lakes, Gokyo is a one-in-all package.

    • Overnight at “Thanka Inn”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  7. day 7

    Rest day to acclimatize at Gokyo. early morning summit of Gokyo Ri, (5,400 m/ 17,814 ft )

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 1.5 km / o.9 miles
    Highest Altitude 5,400 m/ 17,814 ft
    Trek Duration 1 & ½ hrs

    One day at this enigmatic village is not going to be enough. So we do our best today to cover all the beauty of this village. We hike to Gokyo Ri(5,430m) to see the excellent panoramic view along with an astonishing glimpse of Mount Everest. The scenery is unquestionably stunning. Unlike the Everest Base Camp trek, we will witness the Himalayas along with beautiful turquoise lakes and glaciers. After a nutritious lunch, we will further walk around the village to see the lakes. We will spend the rest of the day surrounded by the exceptional landscape in tranquillity.

    • Overnight at “Gokyo Namaste Lodge”
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  8. day 8

    Trek from Gokyo (4,790m/15,584ft) to Phortse(3,950m/12,959ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15.5 km/9.6 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,790m/15,584ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    Today we descend back after a brief yet exciting journey to Gokyo Lakes. We bid goodbye to Gokyo Village as we head back to Phortse. As we head back, we walk past the dense forest with rhododendrons blooming and pheasant flying all around. The trail that we covered in two days while ascending, we will cover that in one day. As we walk back, we will be reminiscing various sights and spots that we passed before. We slowly lose the view of the Himalayas, but the ambiance is such a beautiful and pure that we will enjoy our walk to the fullest. Accompanied by Yaks and beautiful rivers, this hike back down is utterly incredible.

    • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  9. day 9

    Trek from Phortse (3,950m/12,959ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.1 km/5.6 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,950m/12,959ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    As we conclude our journey to Gokyo Lakes, we head back to Namche from Phortse. As we walk past through the dense forest, we may occasionally spot animals like musk deer and mountain goats. The trail back is a steep downhill as of which your pace increases but puts pressure on your knees and ankles. While enjoying the final view of Mount Everest, we bid farewell to the place and walk past many Stupas decorated with prayer flags. One of the best parts of the trek is these prayer flags, which make the entire route very lively and picturesque. We rest in Namche and enjoy all the indulgence offered by Namche. With still a little bit of the journey left, we relax our muscles and enjoy the charm of the place.

    • Overnight at “Sakura Guest House” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  10. day 10

    Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) to Lukla 2,850 m/9,350 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13.5 km/8.3 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m/11,285 ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    Today we will have a final up-close view of majestic mountains on the horizon. The trail is mostly downhill from Namche to Phakding. Through small villages and narrow forests, we pass through the thrilling suspension bridges on our way back. We will finally reach Phakding after a gentle walk through Benkar. As we move ahead on to Lukla, we further reach a small village. At the intersection, we can take a left turn up towards the trees. The route through the village leads down to the main trail connecting at the side stream before Toktok. The different perspectives in view will surely impress us. Eventually, we reach Lukla following the path where we stay overnight. It is a great day to spoil oneself with all the luxury as offered by the town of Lukla.

    • Overnight at “Comfort Inn” room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  11. day 11

    Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593 ft) from Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Flight Hours 40 minutes

    The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu will be a relaxing one with no more hills to climb but a heart-filled with memories. We have a final chance to enjoy the marvelous scenarios of the snow-capped mountains. We will escort you back to your hotel after reaching Kathmandu. We can manage a tour around the city as per your request. You can visit several world heritage sites around the city. As beautiful as the mountains, the culture around the city is a must-see before you call it an end to your vacation.

    • Breakfast
What is Included in My Gokyo Ri trek Package?
  • Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Tickets and airport departure taxes
  • Five nights at Lukla, Phakding and Namche (3 N), room with private attached bathroom, Five nights in standard room at Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo (2 N), Phortse,(twin sharing room ) - 10 Nights
  • All Standard Meals (11 Lunches, 10 Dinners and 11 Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government License holder English Speaking Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader,(12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • Provide pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • The arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
What is Excluded?
  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

Equipment lists for Gokyo Ri & Gokyo Lakes Trek

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each). Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes
  • Hands
  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves


  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Light weight cotton pants
  • T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants


  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trekking)


  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Gokyo Ri Sagarmatha National Park Trek Info

Gokyo Ri & Gokyo Lakes trek in Nepal

You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon arrival which is not included in the package. Then the next day, in the early morning we will take a domestic flight to Lukla, approximately 40 minutes.

Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu Flights included in package!

We’ll welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport

When you're new to any place, it's really hard to find places and many tourists have complained about the expensive taxi fare so, Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for the Gokyo Ri-Gokyo lake Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Discovery World Trekking regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.

Gokyo Ri Sagarmatha National Park Accommodation

Gokyo Ri Sagarmatha National park trek is an 11 days long trek with includes 10 nights lodge to lodge stay at a mountain where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in Everest. Six nights at Lukla, Phakding and Namche (3 N), room with private attached bathroom, Four nights in a standard room at Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo (2 N), Phortse,(twin sharing room )

For solo trekker -a single private room with attached bathroom at Lukla, Namche, and Phakding, single private accommodation at Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo (2 N), Phortse,

Two nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.

Gokyo Ri trek package Food

Gokyo Ri with Gokyo Lakes trek in Sagarmatha national park is all over high elevations near the world’s highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.
There will be 12 Breakfasts, 12 Lunch, and 11 Dinners will be provided in the trek.

Some of the popular menu items are-

Twelve breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates, etc).

Twelve lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc).

Eleven dinners -( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (, Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.)are available on the menu during the trek. The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty, and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian, and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted.

We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must), etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit. Tho plenty of non-veg items will be available we won’t recommend any of them because the meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not consuming Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest avoiding such items during such high elevation treks.. Note - All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best Time To Gokyo Ri - Gokyo lakes trek

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to Gokyo Lakes Trek (Gokyo Ri in Sagarmatha National Park) cause no one is beyond nature. Tho live forecast of the Everest Region can be gain here, it’s yet very hard to predict being 100% sure. People trek 12 months of the year up to Everest base camp trek but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn as the sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fades. The Magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views, the temperature is also exquisite with sunlight being warm and the environment after delving of the sun is not as cold as other months. Tho during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature but that’s what excites many trekkers.

January to February
This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This when there is heavy snowfall in the mountain and can result to extremely cold temperatures. Though the daytime may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold but it’s perfectly fine to trek in these months as discovery world trekking make sure of every possible safety during the trek but if you are allergic to extreme cold, you shouldn’t be trekking at these month or else people trek 12 months of the year and leave their footprints around the world’s highest peaks.

Temperature: Temperatures range from 15°C to -15°C.

March to April
This is one of the best times of the season to hike in the Everest Base Camp. The weather is very favorable this month. Stunning views of the Himalaya ranges and glaciers will be seen. March being the beginning of the Spring season, The weather starts to warm up during these months.  During these months, all flora and fauna dormant throughout the winter back to life feeding and breeding in the sun-kissed temperatures. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed in their expedition at this time.

Temperature: Around 18 °C. At night, the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -12 °C.  

May to June
This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid of August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.

Temperature: Around 25°C. At daylight and it drops down to around -5°C.  

July to August
The rainfall hits at its peak during this time, below 3500 meters. Due to heavy rainfall, Flights to Lukla may get canceled at the beginning or end of the trek but trekkers are seen in those months too trekking towards Everest base camp, it’s challenging but not impossible if you choose to trek in these months Discovery world trekking will take care of your safety at its fullest as it does in every month but as the way is not that favorable it's not highly recommended to trek in these months but  The rainfall also provides spectacular views of the waterfall and avoid the crowds like other months.

Temperature: Around 27°C at daylights to 5°C

September to October
This is also one of the perfect seasons for the EBC Trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favorable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees during the night time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended as it’s the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek, usually from mid-September to the end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.

Temperature: Temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees

November to December
As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Himalayas region and it eventually gets tough to trek. Nights get very colder. November is the busy season people all over the world come at these months as it's the clearest month with sparkling days and amazing views of humongous mountains. The daytime temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow like diamonds in the sky.

Temperature- Temperature goes up to 18 degrees in the day time and falls down to -10 degrees

The weather in the Himalayas is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.

Gokyo Ri Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

The Gokyo Ri trek in Sagarmatha National Park is a challenging yet rewarding trek. The hiking will be from 5 to 7 hours a day depending on the destination, taking regular breaks where we admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents, and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and the forests as well. To go on such treks, the fitter, the more comfortable and enjoyable the journey will be. If you have experience or enjoy trekking, this may be an advantage for you. This trek is not recommended to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lung disease.

Trekking Solo or in Group

We organize a group as well as a private trek. The price of group discount is applied with having your own paxes at your group and price will be the same whether group joining or private touring. We are able to lead and handle any size of the participants in a group. There will be a group leader Guide, a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members.

A typical day on the Gokyo Ri | Gokyo Lakes Trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying the scenery, taking photos, and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly, and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing of information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of necessary items.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after about an hour of rest. The afternoon walk is generally shorter; about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy onboard games like monopoly, cards and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

How to Communicate during Trekking in Nepal?

On the Gokyo Lakes Trek or just around Everest base camp treks, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety purposes. We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader at least once a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there.
You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be a signal but not very strong before the high altitude. At your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available at an extra cost) for good access to connect.

Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves as all kinds of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of meals and accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs, etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking

Throughout the lodges at Gokyo lakes trek, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available at an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.

You shouldn't drink water from the river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Gokyo Ri Travel insurance

Gokyo Ri trip grade is ranked the challenging difficult as it entails the risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness, and other unforeseen events including sudden climate changes. Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Everest base camp trek. All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 6000m) for trekking members. We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of the insurance policy.

Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper, or absence of travel insurance policy. Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say on their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Nepal Tourist Visa Information

All foreigners except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of the visa fee is the US $50 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa.

There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan)that may not receive the visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Currency Exchange USD to NPR

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.118 NPR Approx)

We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.

The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.

Despite having the security advantage of a traveler's cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and a high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite a several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card.

If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.

During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu only, depending on how much personal expense you require as in the Himalayan region people only accept Nepalese Currency

Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

How Much Luggage can I take during Gokyo Lakes Trek?

The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, Two people will be assigned with one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what is essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free and it'll be completely safe.

We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc) in our briefing before we start our journey in our Office.

Gokyo Ri Gokyo Lakes Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable client's safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.

Travel Responsibly in your Gokyo Lakes Trek

We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about the most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking's Hiking Team

During the Everest Gokyo lakes Trek, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with a prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalayas remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitudes without being affected. All our staff is very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing


Most importantly, tipping is at the traveler's discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters, and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, the tip is the accepted and honored way to say thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service, and offer enriching journey- a trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. The number of domestic flights for Lukla is limited but being very busy during the trekking seasons. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union, and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.

Last minute booking in Nepal

Discovery World Trekking has offered the special provision of last-minute booking with regard to The Everest Base Camp trek. Under this condition, the last-minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted

Trip extension

After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.


After completing the Everest Gokyo lakes trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Discovery World trekking will give you the company’s t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement along a key ring. We would highly appreciate it if you would give a compliment, comment, or complain about the service provided and the team performance as we always strive to be better.


Please be advised: We highly recommend our clients add extra days in your trip to Nepal as a safety margin for your return flight. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu may get behind the schedule due to air traffic and may cause delays. In such cases, we always try our best to reschedule the flights to and from Lukla. However, we would like to inform you about the possibility of postponements or cancellations of flights. We would like to suggest our clients schedule 2 days extra to avoid any problems with the international flight. Upon our client's request, we can arrange a helicopter at the cost of approximately USD 500-1000 depending on the demand and capacity. It is very likely that there will be no delays but if any such case happens, we can help arrange additional activities with your extra time in Nepal.

Please Note: The Everest Gokyo lakes trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and can be fitted to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your timeframe, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you. The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility, and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although it is unlikely that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Leader Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.

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Gokyo Ri Trek Company Reviews

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Gokyo Lakes Trek

5 - Excellent

Second time using DWT's trekking services. This time, I revisited the Everest region, doing the Gokyo Lakes Trek. As usual, Paul was very meticulous in ensuring every step of the journey and experience went smoothly. My guide for the 2nd time, Simbir, was as always very attentive, fun-loving, and knowledgeable in ensuring that my trek was safe and successful. My 8th time in Nepal and one of the very rare times where I choose to reuse the same trekking agency. DWT is simply the best out there in Nepal.

Trekking to Gokyo

5 - Excellent

New year and back in Nepal for the second time out with Discovery World Trekking.This trek took us to Gokyo and back to Lukla in 12 days of amazing scenery.There was a few days of snow after we passed Namche which made for dreamy trek all the way up to Gokyo.Our guide Soraz ( also from our previous visit) was great and very knowledgeable and always smiling.Helping him was a very enthusiastic Manish.Thanks to Paul and his team from Discovery World Trekking for a great trip!

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5 - Excellent

Our trek was fantastic and very well organised. Everything went smoothly and we had perfect sunny days for the whole trek. The trek out to Gokyo Lakes was great as it wasn't as busy and you really got to experience the culture. The trek was reasonably challenging with Gokyo RI, the Cho La Pass and Kala Patthar climbs included in the trek. Above 4000m it was quite cold in mornings and evenings, however days were perfect for trekking. Our guide 'Dol' was such a gentle soul and organised us really well. He was particularly concerned with our wellbeing and constantly checked our oxygen levels and provided tips on managing altitude sickness. All members of our group completed the full trek and I would certainly recommend Discovery Trekking.


Is Lukla Airport convenient for the flight?

Lukla is at 9,500 ft (2,850m) above sea level. The higher the altitude, the lower the air density. So, the planes need to land at faster speeds. The weather in this area changes constantly, and the cloud cover can be extreme, leading to turbulence, which, though not dangerous, can be tough on passengers.

Lukla Airport is Nepal's busiest airport and serves as the key entry and exit point for trekkers hoping to ascend Mt. Everest. 

What if my flight to or from Lukla is canceled or delayed?

We recommend you to allocate extra 2 / 3 days for Everest Base Camp Trek due to unpredictable weather. In rough weather, flights from Lukla to Kathmandu or vice versa get canceled. In such situations, the flight is automatically rescheduled for the next possible day. 

If you have a very tight schedule, you can charter a helicopter to make sure you are on schedule either for the trek or for your flight back home. However, you will have to bear the helicopter cost. But, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is impossible to operate a helicopter, and Discovery World Trekking will reschedule the flight.

Do I need travel insurance to trek in the Everest Region?

There are chances that you may need a quick helicopter ride back to Kathmandu to avoid health emergencies, so adequate insurance is a must. The insurance has to cover helicopter rescue & medical evacuation expenses at high altitudes. 

What about the insurance of guides and porters?

All Discovery World Trekking staff members have insurance coverage, and in addition to salary, we also cover their meals, lodging, transportation, and necessary equipment costs.

What is the luggage limit for porter and flight to Lukla?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker).

The weight limit on flights to the Everest region, basically to Lukla, is 10 kg, and you need to pay an extra amount based on per kg above this limit. You can hand carry up to 5 kg, so that makes your limit 15 kg.


What are the arrangements for night stays during the trek?

You will be staying at teahouses/hotels/lodges in twin sharing rooms. They also have healthy food. Generally, the toilets are outside the room. Hot showers/running water are available at an extra cost.

Is there an airport pick-up service by the company?

You will see a Discovery World Trekking representative welcoming you outside the Tribhuvan International Airport arrival lounge holding a pamphlet with your name on it. S/he will take you to your selected hotel in a private vehicle.

I am a vegetarian. Will I get enough meals during the trek?

Discovery World Trekking does not recommend non-veg items at trekking regions because the meat in such places may not be hygienic. We also strongly advise you to avoid dairy and cheese items along with alcohol. So, our packages are suitable for all - vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegetarians. 

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

I have never trek before, can I make it to Gokyo Ri on my 1st attempt?

As long as you are reasonably in sound health, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike a few uphills you are very ready to trek Gokyo Ri in Nepal. Most of the guided tours require very little experience but more motivation to push yourself in challenging times during the trek.

How to avoid altitude sickness in Gokyo Ri Trek?

  • Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic, and smoking items.
  • Drink at least 4 liters of water a day.
  • Trek slow.
  • Don't skip the acclimatization days.
  • Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up).
  • Drink Garlic Soup.

How long do I need to walk per day during my trek to Gokyo Ri?

For most of the trek, you will walk up to 5/6 hours a day which totally depends on your pace. Generally, people walk as much as 8 hours and more than 4 hours a day to finish the trek on the estimated time.

How safe is Everest Base Camp trek with gokyo ri ?

When you're on a guided tour. Travel company Carries all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick at a high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Discovery World Trekking has a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Discovery World Trekking also provides an oximeter to monitor the oxygen levels at high altitudes and offers regular health check-up facilities.

How long will it take to reach Everest Base Camp with gokyo ri trek?

It takes 5 to 17 days to reach the Base Camp trek with Gokyo RI depending upon the mode of transportation. If you're choosing the Gokyo Ri trek, it's an 11 days packages that can be tailored as per your requirement.

What is the weather condition at Everest Base Camp with gokyo lakes trek & Gokyo Ri?

Weather on the trail to Everest Base Camp with Gokyo lakes trek & Gokyo Ri is constantly changing and difficult to foretell. Here is a list of probable temperatures and weather conditions in each month.

Month Temperature Weather and Nature 
JanuaryMax 4°C in the daytime to min -17°C in the nights and mornings Blue skies, freezing weather 
February Max 4°C in the daytime to min -15°C in the nights and mornings Mild and humid, good visibility 
March Max 7°C in the daytime to min -12°C in the nights and mornings Days are short and the temperature starts to warm up, chances of occasional snowfalls 
April Max 10°C in the daytime to min -5°C a night Moderate temperature with amazing landscape, rhododendron, and wildflowers 
MayMax 15°C in the daytime to min 0°C a night Days are still long, warm, and sunny 
JuneMax 16°C in the daytime to min -1°C a night Rainy season 
July Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night Hot and humid 
August Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night 
September Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night End of monsoon, no clouds 
October Max 12°C in the daytime to min -6°C a night Stable weather condition 
November Max 6°C in the daytime to min -12°C a night Days are sunny and bright, cold during the night, the sleeping bag is most. 
December Max 4°C in the daytime to min -14°C a night Foggy and cloudy weather 

What are Documents that I need to bring for trekking to Gokyo Lakes Trek?

You need to submit the following documents after the advance payment deposit and all the documents should be sent via email.

  • A copy of passport,
  • Passport size photos,
  • Flight details,
  • Copy of travel insurance (it has to cover heli rescue and medical evacuation).

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