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An alternative trek to the busy EBC trek offering a close view of Mt. Everest 

Gokyo Lakes-Nepal



Grade 4


25 March - 8 April, 2023


13 days


Tribhuvan International Airport

The Gokyo Lake trek involves a 115 km’s up and down and is considered as an alternative to the Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC). The view of Everest from Gokyo Lakes is distant as compared to the EBC trek but is a lot more grander. The six lakes around Gokyo greatly enhance the beauty of the region.  As compared  to EBC the trail to Gokyo is not busy. 


Highlight #1


to EBC

Gokyo Lakes is a quieter alternative to the busy EBC trail

Gokyo Lakes Trek Gallery

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On the trail between Monjo and Namche Bazaar

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Namche Bazaar 3440m stay is 2 nights to assist in getting acclimitised

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The Everest View Hotel 3880m which is a couple of hours walk from Namche offers a most spectacular view of Everest

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Valley heading to Gokyo lakes runs parallel to the valley heading up to EBC

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The first significant stop on the Gokyo trail is Dole at 4040m

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Thamserku 6618m and Kangtega 6783m dominate the background on the trail to Gokyo lakes

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On the trail to Gokyo 5th lake with dominating view of Cho Oyu 8201m

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The last prominent stop before Gokyo is Machhermo 4410m

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The 5th Lake view of Mt. Everest. Also visible are three prominent routes used to climb Mt. Everest, the common South East ridge route, the North East ridge route and the tough West ridge route.

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Final view of Ama Dablam as you descend down to Namche Bazaar

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On the descent down to Dole from Gokyo Lakes





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