Gokyo RI Trek

12 Days - 11 Nights
  • Gokyo Ri Trek

Description

Gokyo RI Trek an Adorning trek in Nepal

The Gokyo RI trek is the lesser explored but the most fascinating trek in Nepal at an elevation of 5483 m. Extreme variety offered on this trek is the highlight which is enough to boost adrenaline rush of any trekking enthusiast.

During your trek explore the quaint villages and rich culture and traditions of Nepal.

Pass through the picturesque trail and enter Gokyo Lake Valley

Isolated trails of Gokyo RI trek passes through rich sections of Himalayan Flora and Fauna and offers an opportunity for trekkers to witness the raw landscapes of Nepal.

Mark your entry into the Gokyo Lake valley and come cross exotic alpine lakes en route.

Gokyo RI Summit – Best view Point in the Everest Region

Gokyo Ri trek has the best view point the whole Everest region because it offers panorama of the lofty Himalayan peaks.

The high peaks visible from Gokyo RI summit are – Mt Everest (8848 m), Makalu (8475 m), Lhotse (8501 m), Cho Oyu (8153 m), Gyangchung Kang (7922 m), Thamsreku (6808 m), Kantega (6685 m), Taweche (6542 m), Cholatse (6440 m), Kusum Kanguru (6367 m), and Lobuche (6145 m) and downwards Ngozumpa glacier is visible.

Key Points of Gokyo RI Trek

Level: Difficult

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs

Must Read about Gokyo RI Trek

Duration:12 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Best Season:April, May, early June, Sep and early Nov

Level:Difficult

Highest Point:5483 m

Weather:The days are cold and temperature falls at Night.

Temperature:(15°C to 20°C) (-5°C to -10°C)

Short Itinerary of Gokyo RI Trek

Day 1 – Reach Kathmandu

Day2 – Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 m) and Phakding (2,652 m)

Day3 – Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Day 4 – Acclimatization Day

Day5 – Namche Bazaar to Mongla (3970 m)

Day6 – Mongla to Dole (4038 m)

Day7 – Dole to Machhermo (4465 m)

Day8 – Machhermo to Gokyo (4720 m)

Day9 – Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5483 m) and descend to Machhermo

Day10 – Machhermo to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Day11 – Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800 m)

Day12 – Lukla to Kathmandu

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Day 1: Reach Kathmandu

Today arrive Kathmandu and get yourself prepared for the trek. Meet the team at the airport and you will be briefed about the trek. Check in a hotel then we will check if you have the proper trekking gear or something is missing. Prepare the essentials for the trek and stay comfortably in a hotel.

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Day 2 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lulka and trek to Phakding(2,652 m)

Post breakfast, reach Tribhuvan Domestic Airport of Kathmandu and from there is a flight to Lukla. You can reach there in half an hour, the experience of flying will be one of the best ones because it passes through some valleys and some mountain ranges and quaint villages are visible.

Arrive Lukla and the team members will receive you and from here trek to Phakding which will be 3.5 hours long. Pass through some beautiful villages and lush green mountains. Reach Phakding and you will stay in a guesthouse there.

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Day 3 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

Today the trek is to Namche Bazaar which lies at an altitude of 3440 metres. The beautiful huge green mountains surrounds this place and it is a pleasure to trek along Dudh Koshi till Namche.

Take a break at Monjo and from here the ascend starts through dense green forest. When you are about to reach Namche you’ll get a slight view of the huge Mt. Everest and Lhotse if the weather remains clear.

You can stay at a lodge today.

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Day 4 : Acclimatization Day

You can rest today and also explore the surrounding area, just above this Bazaar is a Namche museum and from there Mt. Everest and Lhotse are visible clearly.

Go to Namche Bazaar or Namche Monastery.

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Day 5 : Namche Bazaar to Mongla (3970 m)

Post breakfast, start the climb from Namche Bazaar to Kyangjuma, it is a small village which offers magnificent views of Ama Dablan (6856 m), Thamserku (6808 m) and Katenga (6685 m).

Leave Kyangjuma trail and gradually climb to Mongla, a small hamlet with some tea houses and jaw dropping views of lofty snow-capped peaks. Enjoy your overnight stay in a lodge.

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Day 6 : Mongla to Dole (4038 m)

From Mongla descend towards Dudh Kosi, ahead follow a river to its source. Gradually gain altitude and the trail becomes isolated, pass through the forest of Rhododendrons and Fir.

Cross this section and reach Dole, it is a small place with some tea houses and offers extremely beautiful views of Thamserku (6808 m) and Kantega (6685 m).

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Day 7 : Dole to Machhermo (4465 m)

Start your trek with a steep incline from Dole to Luza (4360 m) via Lahframa (4220 m). The trail now becomes easy and takes you through small quaint villages of Nepal.

Now, follow Dudh Kosi towards its source and come across a small hamlet “Machhermo”, there are few tea houses and you will be staying in a lodge today.

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Day 8: Machhermo to Gokyo (4720 m)

After a short climb reach Phangka, the valley broadens now and you have to descend towards the river. Now, start climbing the trail which leads to Ngozamba glacier’s terminal moraine. Climb up the moraine and come across an old iron bridge, it marks the entry to the fascinating “Gokyo Lake Valley”.

After a short hike from here you will see the first lake of this valley “Longpongo”. At a short distance lies another one “Taboche Tso”, it is connected to Dudh Pokhri, the third lake and on its bank Gokyo village is located.

Gokyo is your destination for today, there you will stay in a lodge.

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Day 9 : Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5483 m) and descend to Machhermo

Across the Dudh Pokhri, lofty Gokyo Ri can be seen standing in glory. Today, start the day young and head towards the Gokyo peak. The climb is tough and steep but rewards with exotic views of the Himalayas.

Gokyo Ri is one of the best scenic spots because it offers panorama of the lofty Himalayan peaks. The high peaks visible from there are – Mt Everest (8848 m), Makalu (8475 m), Lhotse (8501 m), Cho Oyu (8153 m), Gyangchung Kang (7922 m), Thamsreku (6808 m), Kantega (6685 m), Taweche (6542 m), Cholatse (6440 m), Kusum Kanguru (6367 m), Lobuche (6145 m) and other snow covered peaks.
After spending some good time there, retrace your steps to Macchermo.

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Day 10 : Machhermo to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

From Macchermo retrace your steps and get back to Dole and ahead follow Dudh Kosi by passing through forest of Rhododendrons and wealthy sections of birch.

The trail is mostly downhill followed by some ascends. Reach Namche Bazar and spend your night in a lodge there.

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Day 11 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800 m)

Today return from Namche Bazaar to Lukla enjoy the last day of trekking in Khumbu. The trek gets difficult because of the challenges on trial. Trek to Lukla is an easy one but seems very long.

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Day 12 : Lukla to Kathmandu

Go to the Airport and board a flight to Kathmandu. Do not miss the valley and high mountain views while you are flying.

Reach Kathmandu and explore the Nepali culture and traditions in your leisure time. Stay in a guest house or hotel there.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Kathmandu To Kathmandu

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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