Hiding high up in the mighty Himalayas, there is a system of fresh water lakes known as the Gokyo lakes, they are immensely sacred and hold important significance in the Hindu and Buddhist religions.
Gokyo Lakes Trek rewards you with beautiful views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier- one of the largest in the world and also guarantees the most remarkable views of some of the infamous “eight-thousanders” including Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri (5360 meters / 17585 feet). An unforgettable moment on this Gokyo Lakes Trek route is the view of the spectacular ice point between Cho Oyu (8201m) and Gyachung Kang (7952m) in the Khumbu region.
Gokyo Lakes Trek starts with a breath taking flight between the mountains to Tenzing/Hillary airport at Lukla and then follows the Everest Base Camp Trek route for some time before leaving the other trekkers behind and heading out to the Gokyo Valley. There are many challenging aspects to this route as we walk through Sherpa land where the Buddhist religion dominates, Buddhist prayer flags adorn huge suspension bridges and we will pass mani stone walls and chortens, Buddhist memorial sites, as we go.
We aspire to reach Gokyo Ri and the world’s highest fresh water lake system, an amazing route in a beautiful region where the hustle and bustle of modern society is nowhere to be seen.
Important information about re-routing of Lukla flight
Civil Aviation authority of Nepal issued a notice instructing all airlines to divert Lukla flights to Manthali airport which is situated in Ramechap. Manthali Airport is situated in Ramechap District, about 145kms/4hrs drive from Kathmandu. The airport started operation since 2019 spring season when our airport was closed temporarily. Because of the successful operation from Manthali airport and to reduced traffic of Kathmandu airport, Civil Aviation authority has diverted all Lukla flights to Manthali airport. Until further notice, there will be 4 hours drive each way while traveling to/from Lukla; this means you will drive (starting at 230am-300am) about 4 hours to catch flight to Lukla and 4 hours on return to Kathmandu after flight from Lukla. This may change in future as per airport conditions. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.