Gokyo Extension

The lakeside village of Gokyo is so very charming, with views to Cho Oyu
View of Everest, Cholatse and surrounding peaks from Gokyo Ri.

Extend your Adventure Consultants trek by adding the breathtaking Gokyo Valley Extension to your existing Khumbu adventure.

Trek into the picturesque Gokyo Valley; famous for its spectacular lakes and scenery. This is an ideal complement to the Everest Base Camp or Khumbu Treks, or Island Peak, Lobuche, Ama Dablam or Three Peaks Expeditions.

This 4-day add-on offers the chance to extend your adventure beyond the Khumbu Valley. After completing your Khumbu adventure, we branch off at Gorak Shep, Lobuche Base Camp, Chhukung or Pangboche to begin the trek over the Cho La into the beautiful Gokyo Valley. Here we have the opportunity to explore the stunning azure lakes of the region or climb Gokyo Ri (5,357m/17,575ft) for panoramic views which include four 8,000m peaks: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. We trek out of the Gokyo Valley via the small village of Machermo to Namche Bazaar, completing our epic circuit.

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  • Extend your Khumbu adventure to explore a whole new valley system
  • Cross the breathtaking Cho La Pass
  • Highly recommended add-on for fit and experienced trekkers
  • Available for Everest Base Camp and Khumbu Treks, along with Island Peak, Lobuche, Three Peaks, and Ama Dablam Expeditions

Trek Level

Trek Level







4 days




Gorak Shep, Lobuche Base Camp, or Chhukung to Dzongla 4,830m/15,846ft 6–7hrs)

Cross the Cho La 5,420m/17,780ft and overnight in Dragnag 4,700m/15,420ft (10hrs)


Trek to Gokyo 4,790m/15,715ft (4hrs)


Spare day for exploring the Gokyo Lakes or climb Gokyo Ri 5,357m/17,575ft

Gokyo to Machermo 4,470m/14,665ft (3–4hrs)

Machermo to Namche Bazaar (5–6hrs) *This day will see you return to your initial trek schedule for the walk down the valley to Lukla.


Namche Bazaar to Lukla (7hrs)


Spare day for weather delays

Lukla to Kathmandu flight
DAY 10

Trip ends, depart from Kathmandu

Interactive map of Gokyo Extension

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
Start/End Pricing Book
Aug - Oct 2024 $990 USD $



The trek is challenging and you MUST train for several months prior to departure to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Training should include regular walking on hills, in combination with swimming, light running or biking and gym work to develop strength. Expect to be trekking for 10 hours on the day that you cross the Cho La.

Trekking Experience

You should be experienced in hiking/trekking off-trail on rocky and icy terrain for the day crossing the Cho La.

Altitude Experience

No prior altitude experience required.

Gorgeous high alpine lakes dot the Gokyo region
Why Adventure Consultants?

Because we want you to remember this trek for being so much more than just a hike, we at Adventure Consultants have taken enormous pleasure in planning a fusion of all the best components that we know make this a truly memorable experience.

We are renowned for our quality of service and the strategy applied to our treks. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every trip to offer our trekkers the best possible experience.

We employ strong and specialised trek leaders and Sherpa staff, who are some of the most pre-eminent in the industry. We pride ourselves on operating with small teams and the best back-up and support available. This includes nutritious and ample quantities of food, comfortable base camp facilities, reliable communications systems and the necessary medical back up. Our staff are the most affable western or Sherpa guides working in conjunction with our excellent cooking teams, to promise you an experience of a lifetime!

Many of our team members come to us because they have seen us in action on a previous trip and decide to opt for our level of service and proven experience. Others return because they know we do our very best to make our trips safe and successful.

The trek towards the Cho La and Gokyo lakes is off the beaten track

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • All trek organisational requirements
  • All trekking permits
  • Accommodation in lodges ex Gorak Shep, Lobuche Base Camp, Chhukung or Pangboche for additional nights
  • All group equipment for the trek
  • All trek staff, including porter support (you only carry a daypack)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner after departing Gorak Shep, Lobuche, Chhukung or Pangboche, and before arriving back in Kathmandu
  • Transport of 15kg of personal equipment
  • Backup medical services.
Atop the Cho La pass on the way to Gokyo Lakes region

Stepping up to the challenge, brings a new deeper knowledge of yourself and discovering what you are capable of. A lasting sense of accomplishment and ongoing memories of your time in the vast open spaces of the Himalaya are treasures to take home. 

The climb to the Cho La pass crosses easy snow slopes

Trekking towards the Cho La pass, step by step you get closer to the top

Our Guides
Chhiring Sonam Sherpa
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Regular Gokyo Guide
Kami Tenzing Sherpa
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Regular Gokyo Guide
Kelly McLaren
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The best views of Mt Everest are from the Gokyo region

"My fourth trip with Adventure Consultants and this was the best yet. The extra cost up front is an investment repaid by quality people, logistics, facilities, food, experience, program and process. If you ever hear I have gone with someone else... it is not me."

Dale West, Australia
Cholatse domiates the skyline views from Gokyo region

"You guys are well worth every dollar spent. I can’t wait to do my next trek with you! You’re reputable, extremely coordinated, friendly and go over and beyond to ensure your trek members have a great time. Every member of your team from booking to trek leadership are incredible."

Ella Thurston, Australia
Gokyo Ri views - seeing the biggest peaks in the world above the valley clouds

"I really want to thank you the entire Adventure Consultants Team for this lifetime experience. I will never forget walking on the clouds, crossing the bridges, the stupas, the praying wheels, and … the Himalayas. Everest and Ama Dablam, words and sights that I will never forget. Namaste!"

Heloisa Maia, Brazil/USA
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