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Gokyo Ri Trek

12 days Package | (Based on 2 Review)

  • Availability
    Anytime

  • Trip Duration
    12 days

  • Trek Difficulty
    Moderate

  • Group Size
    Private and Group Tour

  • Maximum Altitude
    5545m

  • Guide Language
    English

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Quick Overview

  • Start From Kathmandu
  • End At Kathmandu
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Best Season: Sep-Dec, Feb-May

Introduction

The trekking experience to Gokyo Ri is unlike any other part of the Nepal Himalayas. Beautiful landscapes, cultural peoples and the surroundings are quite different from any part of the country, which makes the Gokyo Ri Trek a unique experience. Gokyo Ri Trek is more pilgrimage than just a trek, and it is considered as the most thrilling, exciting and most adventurous hike that goes beyond the horizons into a natural paradise of unexplored beauty. This trek lets us experience sublime mountain views along with mesmerizing sunrise/sunset view over it, enter Sagarmatha National Park and explore varieties of flora and fauna, a world heritage site and tour high altitude ancient monasteries. Everest Gokyo Lake Trek has a different route that will let you go through off-the-beaten-pathway in the Everest region to witness the explored beauty of Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Lake. Mountains like Lhotse (8,201m), Mt. Everest (8,848m), Makalu (8,463m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m) and Cho Oyo (8,201m) are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake. Sep-Dec and Feb-May are the best months for this trek.

Gokyo Ri Trek shows us the high altitude lake trek is so beautiful that there is no other reason requires to pack your bags and head out to witness the glimpses of such a nice serenity. We initiate our trek to Gokyo Ri with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding on the same day. As we arrive at Namche the very next day, we get to know about rich Sherpa Culture and tradition. We continue our trek passing through several settlements and refreshing points until we reach magical turquoise-colored Gokyo Lake and hiking up the Gokyo Ri which is also the highest point of our trek. From the Gokyo Ri, one can enjoy the best Himalayan views, glacier moraines, and pristine lakes.

Trek Highlights

  • Trek to off-the-beaten-path of Everest Region
  • The largest glacier in the Khumbu Region - Ngozumpa glacier
  • Witness majestic sunrise view over Mt.Everest
  • Spectacular mountain views: Mt. Everest (8,848m), Makalu (8,463m), Gyachung Kang (7,922m), Lhotse
  • Local Sherpa culture and lifestyle
  • Beautiful Gokyo valley and pristine lakes

Food

You'll have varieties of food options from Chow Mein to Pizza and Mac, Cheese and traditional local dish Dal Bhat. Most of the tea houses provide tasty and hygienic food that is the best fuel to battle the strenuous terrain of the Himalayas. Our regular meal during trek includes steamed rice, lentil soup, vegetable curry, and sautéed spinach. You'll also have varieties of western food option but we recommend you to have local food that will help you to prevent high-altitude sickness and gives extra energy for the trek and most importantly soup items like garlic soup, noodles, Thukpa, etc. If you're in Kathmandu, you'll have numerous food options to have.

Accommodation

The rooms of tea houses during Gokyo RI Trek are of standard designed to provide you extra comfort. Most of the teahouses offer two beds in one room with a sharing bathroom and hot shower in more developed areas.  The room includes single sized beds with sheets, pillows and blankets, a bedside table and ceiling light. If you're in Kathmandu, we'll provide you luxurious accommodation service.

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 2: Fly to Lukla and to Phakding
Day 3: Trek to Namche bazaar alt 3400m
Day 4: Acclimatization day
Day 5: Trek to Dole alt 4200m
Day 6: Trek to Machermo alt.4400m
Day 7: Trek to Gokyo lake and hike to Gokyo- RI alt 5360m
Day 8: Trek back to Dole alt 4200m
Day 9: Trek back to Namche alt 3400m
Day 10: Trek back to Lukla alt 2800m
Day 11:  Fly to Kathmandu
Day 12: Fly to your next destination
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

Welcome And Namaste, one of our airport representatives will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport. After your arrival at the airport terminal, he/she will be transferring you to the respective hotel in a private vehicle. Overnight stay at the hotel in Thamel.


Day 2: Fly to Lukla and to Phakding

We are all set for early morning flight to Lukla and our guide will be taking you to TIA. Lukla is a fascinating town and the flight to Lukla is a thrilling adventure in itself, after arriving at the Lukla airport, you'll see the change in the landscape immediately. Then we start our trek to Phakding with a gradual climb. Overnight at Phakding.


Day 3: Trek to Namche bazaar alt 3400m

Today, our journey takes you through several Sherpa villages along the way with encountering beautiful Sherpa people, vibrant cultures, forests, and beautiful landscapes. The trail takes you through the forests and bridges until reaching the meet point of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi we walk 2 hours more to reach the biggest Sherpa village in town, Namche Bazaar for overnight stay.


Day 4: Acclimatization day

Day 4 is for acclimatization purposes. However, you can climb up to Hotel Everest View to get the stunning panorama of Mt. Everest (8848m) along with other peaks of Khumbu. Later, you can explore the market of the Namche and Sherpa museum to explore the history, culture, and lifestyle of the Khumbu region. Overnight stay.


Day 5: Trek to Dole alt 4200m

We kick off our trekking to Dole after breakfast and follow the same route to basecamp until Sanasa then the trail goes uphill to Mongla. After reaching Mongla, we can see the panoramic views of various mountains. Then the trail goes steep and we descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole. Overnight at Dole.


Day 6: Trek to Machermo alt.4400m

Early morning, we walk alongside the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper and we feel the slight increase in altitude. The trail passes many summer settlements and pastures fields. We conclude today's trek at Machermo and spend overnight.


Day 7: Trek to Gokyo lake and hike to Gokyo- RI alt 5360m

We start ascending on the banks of Dudh Koshi River with a glimpse of the Cho Oyu and you pass a few monasteries and chortens and arrive at the first Gokyo Lake. We continue walking on moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier, you arrive at the second lake, and finally at the third lake. Hike to Gokyo Ri is the best feeling of the entire trek from where you can see the best views of the Himalayas of the Khumbu region. Overnight stay


Day 8: Trek back to Dole alt 4200m

We're saying goodbye to the beautiful and pristine valley of Gokyo and head back to Dole through a forest of rhododendron and pine. During our walk to Dole, we walk past the settlements of Phanga, Machhermo, Luza, and Kele to arrive in Dole. Upon arriving at Dole, you can see the beautiful landscape of Cholatse (6335m) and Taboche (6367m). Overnight stay.


Day 9: Trek back to Namche alt 3400m

Today, we go back to the vibrant settlement of Namche passing through the alpine forest and past small monasteries. After reaching Namche, you can explore the local market, enjoy the luxurious restaurant, cafe and Sherpa town. Overnight stay.


Day 10: Trek back to Lukla alt 2800m

Today, we descend back to Lukla following the trails of Dudh Koshi River. On the way to Lukla, you come across the colorful rhododendron forest, Sherpa villages, age-old monasteries, painted Mani walls, etc. Overnight stay.


Day 11:  Fly to Kathmandu

The flight goes over mountains one more time as you take your early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You can spend your spare time by exploring the local market of Themel and do a lot of shopping. Overnight at the hotel. 


Day 12: Fly to your next destination

We'll drop you to the airport for your return flight to your country.


Cost Includes

  • Airport peak and drop.
  • Domestic flight to Kathmandu –Lukla – Kathmandu (Around flight)
  • Three times meals a day on the trek (breakfast, lunch &, dinner)
  • After each meal a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Accommodation twin sharing base best place in town
  • Experience English speaking guide.
  •  porter. (Two people one porter) each porter carry 25kg .
  • Everest national park entrance fee.
  • Rural municipality entrance fee.
  • Treated drinking water.
  • All the Ground transportation.
  • First aid kit.
  • Down jacket (refundable after trek (if needed only) 
  • Duffle bag
  • Last night dinner at nepali kitchen with cultural dance show.
  • Nature explore t- shirt.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal insurance
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking equipment
  • All type of beverage
  • Extra expenses like    internet , buttery  charge, hot shower, laundry during the trek.
  • Tipping for staff.
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Ross Prince

Published: Feb 20, 2020

Canada
Rating:

Gokyo Trek

Guide owner Bharat led this trek. All goals and expectations were met. Inclusive of some dietary and health limitations on my part. The hike was well paced and well planned. No one was left behind and great attention was focused on our individual needs and abilities by the guide and porters. Born and raised in the area his knowledge and experienced lent itself well to our enjoyment and exposure to the wonderful Nepali culture. I will be returning.

Bryan Prince

Published: Feb 20, 2020

Canada
Rating:

High Times Hiking Gokyo Ri in Nepal

I have nothing but the highest praise for everyone at Nature Explore, having hiked both the Annapurna Circuit and Gokyo Ri with owner and experience guide, Bharat KC. There are so many trekking companies in Kathmandu that it is hard to know where to begin but I can assure you that Nature Explore will take you virtually anywhere in the high hills of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan with expertise, care and kindhearted enthusiasm. Bharat and his guides and porters know every inch of every trail and take great care to insure that everyone travels at a comfortable pace and acclimatizes successfully to high altitudes. Nature Explore warmly reflects the generous and spirited personality of Nepal itself. Five stars don't come close to reflecting how wonderful Nature Explore and all the people working there truly are!

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