Gokyo-Ri Trekking

14-days Gokyo Ri trekking
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Max. Altitude 5357m
  • Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Everest Region
  • Nature of Trip Mountain ,Adventure
  • Major Activities Hike & Trek
  • Best Season Sep To Nov & Mar To May

Highlights

  • Gokyo village, Ri, Lake
  • Namche Bazar
  • Lukla Airport
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Captivating beauty
  • Mount Everest

Gokyo Ri trek is one of the most exciting, adventurous, and lifetime experiences trekking routes in Nepal. The journey will start from Kathmandu- the Lukla flight for about 30 minutes. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is quite exciting as Lukla Airport is among the most adventurous airports in the world. And we will be viewing all the panoramic views of mountains, valleys, villages, jungles, and many other beautiful natural beauty.

We then trek towards Namche Bazar and this is the formal starting of our Gokyo Ri Trekking. Beautiful scenery on our way to Namche and even higher places will attract you again and again. The panoramic view of mountains, hills, and the way filled with snow will never let you feel tired. The beautiful Lake, valley, and its surroundings after reaching the Gokyo Ri make you feel ‘ I'm not going to leave this place. These are the combo trekking routes, where you will be exploring everything that can be found in the high Himalayas, some Lakes & glaciers as well. 

As winter is extremely cold, the trekking routes remain closed in the winter season. The level of snow rises day by day and can even cover up to 1 meter. Which makes us human beings uncomfortable with what we are willing to do. Gokyo Ri is a peak situated at 5350 meters around Gokyo Valley, and it is tall enough to see the majestic Mt Everest.

Surrounding Gokyo Ri

There is a total of 19 lakes situated in Gokyo Valley, and every one of them has pure water and you can even drink it. Gokyo Lakes and hotels around it are the last places before the Gokyo Ri Trekking. This area offers the best view of other peaks around this place including Island peak, Mera peak, and Amadablam. The resort can be found in the lower region. You will also be exploring Icefall and glaciers around these places. Gokyo Village is important for its cultural aspect also. Buddhist monasteries, Flags, and lakes themselves have some cultural beliefs. 19 Lakes that can be found during Gokyo Ri treks are said to have cultural beliefs of Hindu People. And the monasteries inclined toward the Buddhist People.

Itinerary
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  • Accommodation3*
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1,300 m

Upon arriving at Tribhuwan International airport , one of our company's representative will greet you and help you transfer to the accommodation. Aftre having some rest, you can explore around Kathmandu .

  • Accommodation3*
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1,400

Morning activities start after breakfast, where our city guide will accompany you to interesting World Heritage Sites in our wonderful sightseeing tour, which helps you to gain knowledge regarding local culture and traditional life of Nepalese people as it was for many past centuries. We will be visiting 4 UNESCO world heritage sites namely Boudhanath , Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar Squre and Swoyambhu ( also known as monkey temples among foreigners). At evening, we will meet our trekking guides and start breifing about the Gokyo-Ri Trekking.

 

  • AccommodationLocal teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time2,610 m

WIth an early moring breakfast, we will head towards domestic terminal of TIA to catch our flight to Lukla. Lukla is also considered as one of the most adventurous airport in the world. During our 30 minutes flight we will encounter various amazing landscapes, mountains etc. After resting for short time, our trek starts towards Phakding. Phakding is a small Sherpa town with beautiful landscape that provides view of Kusum Kanguru and Kwangde peaks. Overnight at Phakding

  • AccommodationLocal teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time3,440

Today is a long day to reach Namche Bazaar, starting with the gradual walk following the river upstream and crossing a few bridges to reach the Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village.

Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese and Sherpa call Chomolungma in both languages means 'Great Mother' from here a pleasant walk on the river bed and then climb for few hours into the forested trail with views of snow-capped peaks, as the walk reaches you at exciting town and village at Namche Bazaar.

  • AccommodationLocal teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time3,440 m

A rest and a free day at Namche Bazaar for proper and necessary acclimatization at this great height of above 3,440 m high before heading higher ground, at Namche spend the day with a scenic hike around and browsing the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market every week.

  • AccommodationLocal teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time4,200 m

After an enjoyable time with rest days at Namche Bazaar, the morning starts with uphill for a short time and then walking on the gradual winding path to Shanasa village. 

From here our route diverts away from the main Everest base camp trail heading with a climb on quiet trails uphill towards Gokyo Lake.
As climbs start on steep up to Mong small village at 3,973 m high, located on a high ridge facing views of surrounding snow-capped mountain views, from here downhill to Dudh Kosi River to reach at Phortse Thanghka for lunch. 

  • AccommodationLocal teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time4,470 m

Morning walk from Dole with a climb along a side of the valley, where rhododendron forest fades for small bushes of juniper, walk gains altitude slowly. 

Walking then on a level path for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka and Luza at 4,390 m high and then skirting around a ridge walking downhill to reach Machherma village.  

  • AccommodationLocal Teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time4,790 m

From Machherma, our journey continues to reach the third Lake of Gokyo, the walk follows a scenic path to Pangka, a small area, and then follows one of the glacial-fed rivers which flow from Ngozumba Glacier and Mt. Cho-Oyu. 

The walk leads to a climb by the side of a glacier, passing at first Lake and then second Lake, to reach the third biggest Lake called Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake.
Around Gokyo Lake, with many good lodges facing a grand view of the Lake with the world's 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu and other range of peaks.

  • AccommodationLocal teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time5,357 m

Early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri, a scenic hilltop at 5,357m for wide panorama facing views of Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche, and far as to Mt. Makalu towards the east. 

After a grand view from Gokyo Ri, descend back to Gokyo for breakfast and lunch with the rest of the afternoon free at leisure or take a short walk of few hours

  • AccommodationLocal Tea House
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time4200m

After the morning breakfast starts to walk around 5h plenty of downhill to dole when you reach at the camp nearly observe the view of amadevlom, Thamserku mountain view from dole 4200m.

 

 

  • AccommodationLocal Tea House
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time2800m

On the final trekking day, you will follow the same way back via Dudh Koshi riverbank. In the evening, you can celebrate the successful trekking with the crews.

  • Accommodation3*
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1300

Say goodbye to the porters, then fly back to Kathmandu. You can do last-minute shopping. In the evening, enjoy the farewell dinner with our team.

  • AccommodationNon
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1300m

You will be transferred to Kathandu international airport to catch your returning flight.

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Gokyo-Ri Trekking map
Cost Details
What's Included
  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
  • 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu a 3-star category hotel with breakfast on twin sharing basis
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing (Private vehicle and a tour guide)
  • Flight (Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee and Pasang Lhamu Village entrance fees.
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including his insurance
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including all expenses including their insurance
  • Food on full board during the trekking with 3 compliment teas and teahouse accommodation
  • Complimentary sleeping bags and down jackets
  • Trekking route map
  • First aid kit
  • All the government taxes and service charges
What's Excluded
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Personal expenses (Wi-Fi, bar bills, laundries, hot shower during the trekking, gadget charging fees- US$ 1- US$ 5 per gadget, mobile recharge, etc)
  • Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival from the trek due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Extra luggage charges (Only 15 kgs- 10kgs+5kgs are included if more you need to pay US$ 2 per kilogram)
  • Emergency evacuation (our company will help to arrange the evacuation if needed)
  • Tipping
  • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list
Useful Info

Gokyo Ri trek Difficulties

Moderate Gokyo Ri trek difficulties depend upon when you want to go trekking. At the time of winter, the place seems much colder as mentioned earlier. The temperature may fall up to -25 degrees celsius. This cold environment and surroundings may make us feel a little bit uncomfortable. Altitude Sickness is the main problem during this trek. 

Even Though we will be bringing cures for sicknesses of all kinds, we recommend that you book this trekking in the Summer or Autumn Season.

Best time of the Year

As winter is much colder and in the rainy season, the way seems much slippery than it is in the other season, The best time for Gokyo Ri Trekking is in Summer and Autumn. During these seasons we can have the best panoramic view of the mountain and its surroundings.

FAQs
  • To all the trekkers , Everest Base Camp trek sounds very alluring as it ends literally at the bottom of world's highest peak Mount Everest. The trail to Everest Base Camp depends on the experience level of trekkers. For beginners, the trail may be graded as difficult but for experienced trekkers , the trail is faily moderate. Yet , it cant be sonsidered the easiest since the trail passes through rocky paths and extreme weather for days. The trek begins at an altitude of 3000 m and ends at 5400 m at base camp . Althoug the trail seems tough, most of the trail is gradually ascending. For those who are beginners, there is no need to worry as we prepare the customized itinerary with properly planned acclimatization point, resting places , experienced guides and porters.

     

  • 2. How to be prepared for Everest Base Camp Trek ?

    Althoug Everest Base Camp trek may seem challenging, is is definitely not bone cracking for sure. To be more accurate , the trail is more like a long hike at high altitude . The trek requires no climbing skills or techical expertise as the trail ends at the base of Mighty Everest. However, one should be physically fit and mentally determined. One can start basic physical training that boosts stamina, agility and endurance.

     

  •  What is the best time to do Everest Base Camp Trek ?

    Although Everest Base Camp trek can be done at any seasons , the best time to trek Everest region are Spring ( March-May ) and Fall ( September-November) . With clear skies and no rainfall , one can get the best out of Everest region during these times. However , the trail is mostly crowded by other trekkers as it is the best time trek Everest Base Camp. With extra care , Everest Base Camp trek can be done during monsoon ( June-August) only if your are comfortable with a little rain and mud. The upper Himalayan region experience low rainfall so weather will be mostly clear . The benefit of trekking during off season is the trail is usually quiet with little to no crowd.

     

  • 4. Is it safe to trek Everest Base Camp ?

    The trail may seems challenging but with enough preperations , it is absolutely safe to trek Everest Base Camp.

  • Do I need to hire porter/guide to trek Everest Base Camp ?

    Everest Base Camp trek can be done without hiring guide/porter. However we recommend you to hire a guide/porter. A guide with lots of eperience can provide you a lot of information about the locality , culture, traditions, geography and climatic pattern of the place and also the language barrier wont be problem if you want to connect with locals. And a porter can carry your dufflebag and this will surely ease your trekking. The 6-7 hrs uphill with 15-20 kg on your back may make you feel uncomfortable and fatigues early . A porter can carry upto 25 kg total so that you can enjoy your trek without having to mind about your back.

  • why do people have to get Altitude sickness?

    Especially Nepal is a mountaineering country in the world. located in south Asia there are many of the highest mountains above 8 thousand meters Mount Everest, Makalu, Kanchan Ganga, and Annapurna surrounding Nepal. more trekkers have to plan to visit the highest mountain in Nepal but they have a big issue with mountain altitude sickness. who are interested to do the Nepal trekking need to must preparing the waking to snowy mountains. when they are arriving in Kathmandu starting to Diamox but why they can use the medicine what is the Diamox, is a solution to the problem that does not use Diamox at sea level. I have more than 15 years of trekking guide experience in the snow mountain in Nepal.

    we always support and give good confidence to our valuable able customers my suggestion for those who are going to the highest mountain for trekking and expedition all around the world first need to do light training and find the fitness level for yourself. mountain site, not the same temperature and climate every 1h to changing so you need to use a long slip t-shirt and jumper not open your body in the mountain site. so when you have a get cold and your body power or thinking power is gone less. you think negative wow my got I think I feel altitude sickness. that's the way first you need to think positive altitude sickness is not a direct problem to an altitude sickness first they give us symptoms like blogging your eyes, don't like to eat anything to food, vomiting, and back headache problem so you need to carefully mention the food and health your body is recovering don't care anything you got altitude sickness

    what is the solution of altitude sickness

    we have a great idea to solve altitude sickness in all Himalayan parts of the world. when you are starting to trekking you need to care about your health first thing is the food you can eat green vegetables and organic food so you got energy, and you need to eat garlic soup once a day 1 time don't be trying to meat item in highest mountain area if they have to fresh its ok but mountain site, not fresh meat item so you need to control for above the 4000 m high and energy bar chocolate when you are hungry you need to eat at least your body get power to move further step so not attack the altitude sickness. every trekker needs to take five liters of water per day so when the traveler uses the Diamox so when time your body is dry you need to recycle for body and trekking time swatting to use the good thermal. for example, mount Everest base camp trekking

    if travelers have altitude sickness what we do

    when trekkers have to get altitude sickness first step you need to come to lowes1000 elevation to where you are and the second step we need to eat soup & energy food, after that use 1 pers Diamox and take rested 2hours then they feel much better if their feet try to go again to further if they have to still problem need to camp back don't try to go more altitude. sometimes people try to go to high altitudes that's a way people go die in a mountain first need to care for yourself if any trekkers carefully follow that information differently they got a destination. the last thing is Diamox is not a medicine that just sorts time gives to control your body time if can don't drink water that time problem the side effect

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