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), Lobuche (6145 m)and downwards Ngozumpa glacier is visible.
Key Points of Gokyo Ri Trek
- Level is 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 10 kg
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Trek Fee: Contact Us For Fee
Duration: 12 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Temperature: Day (15°C to 20°C) Night (-5°C to -10°C))
Altitude: (5483 M)
Best Time:April, May, early June, Sep and early Nov
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level
- Group Size Large Group
Day 1– Reach Kathmandu
Day 2– Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 m) and Phakding (2,652 m)
Day 3– Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 4– Acclimatization Day
Day 5– Namche Bazaar to Mongla (3970 m)
Day 6– Mongla to Dole (4038 m)
Day 7– Dole to Machhermo (4465 m)
Day 8– Machhermo to Gokyo (4720 m)
Day 9– Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5483 m) and descend to Machhermo
Day 10– Machhermo to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 11– Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800 m)
Day 12– Lukla to Kathmandu
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Transport Facility from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
✅ 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
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌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
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 trail. Trek to Lukla is an easy one but seems very long.
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.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
ATM POINT: The last ATM point of this trek is Namche Bazaar.
Your device will receive signals till Dole. But the connectivity is intermittent so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek
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We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.
- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.
(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)