Everest Gokyo Lakes Trekking- Alternative For Everest Base Camp Trek

Tuesday 29th, August 2017 / 10:32 Written by
Everest Gokyo Lakes Trekking- Alternative For Everest Base Camp Trek

Gokyo Lake Trek takes you to the world well known Everest area. The trek offers you an uncommon affair of knowing Sherpa culture, crossing most astounding passes, and getting breathtaking impressions world’s most noteworthy mountains including Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6812m) among others.

This trek gives you the fantastic voyage through the acclaimed Khumbu valley. This is a strenuous trek prompting Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La at 5,430m making a circuit of Tawache (6,367m.) and Cholatse (6,440m). Developing into the Khumbu valley above Lobuje, the trail proceeds up to Kalapatthar and afterward back to Lukla by means of Tengboche and Namche Bazaar. The little crowding settlement of Gokyo (4750m) lies on the banks of the third lake in a progression of little turquoise mountain lakes. From the edge above Gokyo, you can see the four tops over 8000m, to be specific Cho You, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Notwithstanding this you can likewise observe the amzing ice edge between Cho You and Gyachung (7922m), considered a standout amongst the most sensational scenes in the Khumbu district. There are numerous choices for extra investigation and high-elevation strolling, including the intersection of Cho La, a 5420m-high go into Khumbu and a climb to Gokyo Ri.

Stunning mountain vistas are supplemented by visits to Sherpa towns, homes and religious communities offering you a knowledge into the calm yet socially dynamic Sherpa lifestyle.


The best seasons to do Gokyo Lake trek is either amid Spring (March, April , May) or Autumn (September, October, November).

Getting There

As the initial segment of the trek takes after a similar course at the Everest Base Camp trek, the most well-known method for getting onto the trail is to travel to the little airplane terminal at Lukla. This is a staggering knowledge in itself. Various flights are made day by day from Kathmandu, in little settled wing planes, taking around 30 minutes. Nonetheless, terrible climate every now and again shuts the air terminal, so it’s shrewd to plan for delays if traveling to Lukla, and to keep a day or two as cushion days.


The contrasting option to traveling to Lukla is to trek overland from outside Kathmandu, the “pioneers’ course” that was taken by expeditioners to Everest in the 1950s. This interfaces with the trailhead at Jiri, which goes underneath Lukla. Taking this alternative essentially stretches the trek, including around an additional seven days. It additionally requires crossing a few passes, including one of more than 3500 meters. This is not the “simple” choice of getting onto the Gokyo Lakes trekking, however it is gutsy and will help with acclimatization.

Best Time

Similarly as with most different treks in Nepal, the best circumstances to do it are spring (March-May) and pre-winter (September-November). In these months the climate is probably going to be clear, and daytime temperatures warm. The Khumbu area, notwithstanding, is known to be especially frosty and dry, and numerous trekkers build up the ‘Khumbu hack’ because of the dry clean.

It is normally conceivable to trek in the late spring/rainstorm and winter seasons, however more noteworthy arrangement for troublesome conditions is required, and you may not get clear perspectives.



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