The Gokyo trek is a fairly popular trekking route. The route itself ends at Gokyo Ri, and trekkers typically turn around at this point and retrace their steps back to the trailhead. There is an alternative mountaineering route that begins near the southern tip of Ngozumpa Glacier and just south of Taujun Lake. This alternative route leads east over the Cho La, a pass at 5420m (17 782ft), where it meets with the main Everest Base Camp trek.

Gokyo Ri, Gokyo Peak (5357m, 17 575ft above sea level) is a peak in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. It is located on the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the largest glacier in Nepal, and reputed to be the largest in the whole Himalayas. Gokyo (4750m, 15 583ft above sea level), at the base of Gokyo Ri, is a small hamlet of a few stone houses. From Gokyo Ri it is possible to see five 8,000-meter peaks - Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kangchenjunga, and Cho Oyu.

Join us on this 15 days trek to this excellence and abundance place which is beyond imagination. Best season for Gokyo Ri trek is March to May and September to December. The fitness level required for the trekking in this region is decent with an average of 5-6 hours walk per day. Contact us in case of any professional expertise and a tailored trip.

Highlights of Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri Trek

  • People & Cultures
  • Religions & Lifestyle of more Ethnic groups
  • Fantastic Mountain views above 6000- 8848m peaks including world's Highest peak - Mount Everest
  • Famous Climbing to Gokyo Ri Peak ( 5360m)
  • Adventures & scenic walk though Sherpa Villages

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu:
  • Day 02: Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding:
  • Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar :
  • Day 05: Rest and Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar:
  • Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phorste Drengka:
  • Day 07: Trek from Phorste Drengka to Machherma:
  • Day 08: Trek from to Machherma to Gokyo:
  • Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri:
  • Day 10: Day Trip to 4th Lake and 5th Lake (north of Gokyo Valley), and Trek Back to Gokyo Lake:
  • Day 11: Trek from Gokyo Lake to Dole:
  • Day 12: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar:
  • Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla:
  • Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla:
  • Day 15: See you again:

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide, and private transportation
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Himalayan Scenery trekking map, Trekking T-shirt and duffel bag for trekking
  • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Key Information

  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation: By Air
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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