Gokyo Ri & Gokyo Lake Trek

Duration: 11 Days
Price: US $1005
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • ActivityTrekking
  • TransportationDomestic Flights
  • AccomodationHotel + Lodges
  • Min Person12
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Gokyo Lake with Gokyo Ri Trek begins from Lukla after taking an exciting mountain flight to Lukla. We will follow the classic Everest Base Camp Route from Lukla via beautiful Sherpa villages of Phakding, Monju and Namche Bazaar. From Namche we still follow the main trail till Sanasa and the trail to Gokyo Valley follows Dudh Koshi River to its source, Ngozumpa Glacier towards beautiful hamlet of Gokyo Valley. Ngojumpa is the longest glacier in Nepal Himalaya; you will have amazing view of it from Gokyo Ri also known as Gokyo trekking Peak.

Gokyo Ri is a trekking peak in the Khumbu region situated above Gokyo Valley on the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier. Normally it takes about 2 hours hike up from the Gokyo depending on your fitness and stamina you have. From Gokyo Ri, it is possible to see four 8,000-metre peaks: Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8516m) and Cho Oyo (8201m) with many other small snow-capped peaks. We will have chance to see and enjoy Turquoise enticing blue high altitude lakes around Gokyo Valley in the area which are considered to be holy.

The Gokyo Ri trek, also known as Gokyo Valley or Gokyo Lake Trek is a fairly popular trekking trail. The route itself ends at Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake fifth and trekkers typically turn around at this point and retrace their steps back to the trailhead. There are two alternative trekking routes that begins near the southern tip of Ngozumpa Glacier. This alternative route leads east over the Cho La, a pass at 5,420 m (17,782 ft) to meet with the main Everest Base Camp trek. Many people combined Gokyo Ri trek with Everest Base Camp

There are many optional excursions to extend the exploration and high-altitude walking, you could add the days by including the crossing of Renjo La Pass, a 5417m (17,782ft) high pass that goes to Thame Village and then Namche Bazaar and trekking through Chola Pass (5420m) on the east link you to Everest Base Camp Trek route.

Trip Highlights of Gokyo Ri & Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Terrifically excellent Mountain View from Gokyo Ri (5357m) 
  • Four of eight, eight-thousanders including Mt Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8510m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Cho yu (8153m).
  • Pumori, Amadablam and several other peaks.
  • Unobstructed view of Sunrise and sunset from the top.
  • Turquoise Mountain Gokyo Lakes, Peaceful tranquil Gokyo Valley with Nepal's longest glacier view of Ngojumpa.  

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Fly to Lukla/2800m and Trek to Phakding (2610m) / Monju (2800m)
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m); 3 hours walk
  • Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 04: Trek to Mongla (3975m); 5 hours
  • Day 05: Trek to Machhermo (4410m); 5-6 hours walk.
  • Day 06: Trek to Gokyo (4750m); 4-5 hours walk.
  • Day 07: Hike up to Gokyo Peak (5357m); explore and relax.
  • Day 08: Trek to Dole (4090m); 4-5 hours walk.
  • Day 09: Trek to Namche (3440m); 4-5 hours walk.
  • Day 10: Trek to Lukla (2800m); 7 hours walk.
  • Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Fly to Lukla/2800m and Trek to Phakding (2610m) / Monju (2800m) Take exciting and adventurous flight of 35 minutes To Lukla from Kathmandu with beautiful views of landscape and snow capped mountains and start our trek to Phakding. It is pleasant walk of 3 hours today passing many Tibetan Buddhist prayer walls, monasteries and monuments. We have a tea or lunch trek on the way to Phakding. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 02 :Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m); 3 hours walk After hot breakfast; we start our trek to Namche viaToktok, Benkar, Monjo and Jorsalle. After 3 hours hike passing many suspension bridges with good view of Mt. Thamserku and we should entry our Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and will have lunch in Jorsalle. Then we start to climb steep up slowly passing high suspension bridge till Namche Bazaar which takes about 2 and half hour. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 03 :Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. As it is very important for the trekkers to schedule an ‘acclimatization day’ to acclimatize our body and to avoid AMS further up the trail. This never means we have to stop walking but it is always recommended to hike to higher elevation and sleep at lower so we can hike up to Everest view hotel for panoramic and spectacular view of mountains, walk to twin Sherpa village (Khumjung and Khunde) and vist Sherpa museum or hang around at Namche Bazar. There are many hotels, lodges, restaurants, bars, cyber café, boutiques, souvenir shops and groceries at Namche. This place is nice to hang around. Stay over in lodge.
  • Day 04 :Trek to Mongla (3975m); 5 hours In the morning, we start our trek like as before days and the trail continues to straight until reaching Kyanjuma and takes about 1 and half hour walk and then the trail climbs easy uphill to Mongla. We can see a series of picturesque mountains from there and very nice view of Tengboche is seen across the Dudhkoshi River.
  • Day 05 :Trek to Machhermo (4410m); 5-6 hours walk. The trail goes down to Phorste Tenga and continues uphill through the Rhododendrons, birch and blue pine forests until reaching the Dole then increasingly walk up through barren hillside. The trail is easy after Lhabarma via Luza to Machhermo. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 06 :Trek to Gokyo (4750m); 4-5 hours walk. After hot breakfast continue our journey to Gokyo leaving the foothills entering desolate tundra, soon we will spot Gokyo first lake and Mt Cho Oyu, the path goes through Ngozumpa Glacier to beautiful high settlement of Gokyo Valley. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 07 :Hike up to Gokyo Peak (5357m); explore and relax. Hike up to Gokyo Peak aka Gokyo Ri (5560m). About 2 hours climb up; for sun rise view and incredible mountain. The view is far better than Kala Pathar in your trekking. You have an excellent view of four of eight, eight-thousanders including Mt Everest (8848 m), Mt. Lhotse/8510m, Mt. Makalu/8463, Cho Oyu/8153m, Pumori, Amadablam and other peaks. You have also unobstructed view of Sunrise from the top. Come back to hotel and stay there overnight.
  • Day 08 :Trek to Dole (4090m); 4-5 hours walk. Early morning hike up to Gokyo peak/5560m; 2/3 hours climb up; for sun rise view and incredible mountain views (best view of Mt. Everest in your trek). This is another super view after Kala Pathar in your trekking. You have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Pumori, Amadablam and other peaks. You have also unobstructed view of Sunrise Come back to hotel and after lunch trek to Dole. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 09 :Trek to Namche (3440m); 4-5 hours walk. The trail descends till Phortse Thanga and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then the trail steep ascends until reaching Mongla; a place having beautiful view which takes about 1and half hour. Then continue your trek keep gently descending till Kyangjuma. After lunch there, continue until Namche Bazar. Stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 10 :Trek to Lukla (2800m); 7 hours walk. After breakfast at Namche, we trace back down toward the Suspension Bridge over Dudh Koshi (Milk River) and then pass through several striking villages again. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, usually, a social gathering with your trekking team: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.
  • Day 11 :Fly back to Kathmandu. Fly back to Kathmandu after breakfast your guide drops off you in your hotel and you can do last hour shopping for dear ones back home and chill out at Thamel. Stay in selected hotel.

Cost Includes

  • Well experienced, government registered, friendly and helpful guide. 
  • 1 Assistant guide to take care group and porters if the group size is more than 6 pax.
  • Sharing high altitude porters to carry your luggage.
  • All meals: lunch, breakfast and dinner during the trikking.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies, fresh fruits during the trip.
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round (cost USD 350.00) per person and airport taxes.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round ticket (cost USD 100.00) for your guide.
  • TIMS Card, Trekking permit, Office service charge and government taxes and vat etc
  • Food, accommodation and salary of your guide and porters.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porter.
  • Tax, vat, and office charges

Cost Excludes

  • Accommodation, meals and guided sightseeing in Kathmandu. We can arrange if you ask us.
  • Airport shuttles by car or van as per group size.
  • Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water.
  • Meals in Kathmandu except breakfast in the hotel.
  • Hot shower, hot water, wifi services charge during trekking.
  • Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls, laundry,
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for guide and porters.

Clients Review

Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews
  • noimage
    United Kingdom

    Superb Gokyo Lake Trek

    Rating:

    The words are not enough to say how much we liked the Gokyo Lakes trek. Nor can they express our thanks and appreciation to you as well as all at Wilderness Excursion for the excellent organization of this truly memorable journey. Nurbu is a wonderful guide with excellent managerial and interpersonal communicational skills. He is also a fine human being with a great sense of humor, a lot of patience! Thank you for sending him with us. The rest of the staff, especially Pradip in Kathmandu, also deserves a lot of praise for their tireless efficiency, the eager willingness to do anything that was asked of them and their cheerfulness. In fact, I, my fellow trekkers would say that Wilderness Excursion’s able crew became friends with whom we would love to do another trek. You can be sure that I and everyone in our group will be recommending you and Wilderness Excursion to anyone who would like to venture in Nepal. The success of a trekking company depends a lot on the chap at the top. You are doing a fantastic job by setting a good example to your staff. Your friendly nature put us completely at ease right from our first meeting at hotel. I knew that my friends and I were in safe hands. Keep up the great work!

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