Gokyo Ri Trek
Kathmandu, Nepal, India
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  • Trip introduction

    The 13-day Gokyo Ri expedition trek to is a great alternative to the Everest Base Camp trek, owing to its unique and unexplored trail as well as the gorgeous landscape it offers. The Gokyo Peak is located at the foot of Mt. Everest, and offers majestic views of Mt. Everest which rises another 3500 mtrs/11400 ft from the summit. This trek also offers breathtaking views of some of the world's tallest mountains like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and Cho Oyu.

    Another highlight of this trek is the glacier fed Gokyo Lakes, one of the highest altitude fresh water bodies of the world, and the Ngozumpa Glacier which is the largest glacier in the Himalayas of Nepal.

    This trek requires you to trek over 90 kms at high altitudes. Hence, it is only suitable for trekkers who have prior experience of trekking in the Himalayas.

    The traveller is required to have travel/adventure insurance that covers helicopter evacuation.

    NOTE: A minimum of 2 travellers are required to book this trek.

    Destination

    The trail leads through forgotten valleys and high passes of the Sagarmatha National Park to reach Gokyo Ri, which is located at the foot of the Mt. Everest. The landscape surrounding you will be barren, spotted here and there with emerald lakes which are fed by various streams and glaciers, and the sky-piercing peaks of the Himalayan range. Apart from this, you'll also visit one of the world's highest altitude settlements which is located on the banks of Nepalese Himalaya's largest glacier, at the foot of Gokyo Ri. And lastly, you'll also get to experience the quaint lifestyle and the vibrant culture of the Kumbu Region, and shop at the famous Namche Bazaar.

    Destination highlights

    • Catch the breathtaking sight of Mt. Everest on this Gokyo Ri trek.
    • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park to reach Gokyo, one of the world's highest altitude settlements.
    • Catch the magnificent views of five of the world's tallest mountains: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and Cho Oyu.
    • Explore the emerald Gokyo Lakes and Nepalese Himalaya's largest glacier called the Ngozumpa Glacier.
    • Trek to an altitude of 17,575 feet to summit Gokyo Ri.
    • Take the adventurous fligh

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to obtain adventure travel insurance that covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.

    Travellers are required to carry a copy of their travel insurance, a copy of their passport and 3 passport-sized photos. These documents are required to obtain the necessary permits.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Gokyo Ri.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is prohibited during the trek. Consumption of tobacco products and cigarettes is not recommended.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the departure of the Gokyo Ri Trek: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made between 30-60 days prior to the departure of the Gokyo Ri trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made between 14-30 days prior to the departure of the Gokyo Ri trek: 40% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 14 days before the departure of the Gokyo Ri trek: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee. Please check with us what this fee will be for this trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of this trip due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Travellers are required to bear any additional costs arising due to such a change in itinerary.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the trek to Gokyo Ri.

    Prices displayed may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Kathmandu Airport
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    Drop off point
    Kathmandu Airport
    Mode of transport
    Private SUV or similar vehicle
    Start point
    Lukla
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    End point
    Lukla
    Time of departure
    12:00 PM
    Time of return
    12:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    55 hrs
    Total distance covered
    90 kms
    Start point elevation
    11306 feet
    Maximum elevation
    17575 feet
    Minimum elevation
    9022 feet
    Average per day distance
    9 kms
  • Day 1 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Arrive in Kathmandu

    Today, you will be picked up from the Tribhuvan Airport (Kathmandu Airport) and driven to the hotel in Kathmandu. At the hotel, you will receive introduction and briefing about the trek and meet your fellow trekkers. You can explore some places in the city if time permits. Overnight in hotel at Kathmandu.

    Day 2 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Fly to Lukla, and Trek to Phakding

    Today, you will be driven to the airport early in the morning and board a flight to Lukla, which in itself is an adventurous experience. From there, you will begin your trek to Phakding through a farily flat terrain, and follow the Dudhkoshi River upstream. Overnight in lodge at Phakding.

    Day 3 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Phakding to Namche Bazar

    Today, you will trek to Namche Bazaar, the famous town in Solukhumbu. You'll continue following the Dudhkoshi River and cross multiple suspension bridges. The last 3 hours of the trek will be tough but the gorgeous scenery of the snow capped Himalayan peaks will more than make up for it. Overnight in teahouse at Namche Bazaar.

    Day 4 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Acclimatization

    Today, you will spend the day acclimatizing at Namche Bazaar. You can go on some short hikes around the town or explore Khumjung Village. Alternatively, you can aslo explore the quaint cafes and restaurants of Namche Bazaar. Overnight ni teahouse at Namche Bazaar.

    Day 5 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Namche Bazar to Dole

    Today, you will trek to Dole. On the trek, you will be treated with beautiful views of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Thamserku. You will also get to explore some Sherpa villages on the way. If you're lucky, you might even spot a Himalayan thar or a pheasant. Overnight in teahouse at Dole.

    Day 6 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Dole to Machchhermo

    Toay, you will trek for 6 hrs to reach Machchhermo. It will be an uphill trek most of the time, and you will enjoy the gorgeous view of Khumbu, and some glaciers too. As the trek progresses, the vegetation will get thinner and the vies of Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Thamserku will begin to dominate the horizon. Overnight in teahouse at Machchhermo.

    Day 7 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Machchhermo to Gokyo

    Today, you will trek for 6 hrs to reach the small town of Gokyo, which is one of the highest altitude villages in the world. The trek will be moderately difficult, and you'll trek past the first three lakes - Longpongo, Taboche Cho and Gokyo. The ice and moraine of the Ngzumpa Glacier will also accompany some parts of your trek. Overnight in teahouse at Gokyo.

    Day 8 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Explore Gokyo and Summit Gokyo Ri

    Today, you will begin your day by walking towards the base of Gokyo Ri and you'll summit the peak which is the highest point of the trek. From the top, you will be treated to the gorgeous views of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, and some more mighty mountains, and also the massive Ngozumpa Glacier. Overnight in lodge at Gokyo.

    Day 9 of the Gokya Ri Trek: Gokyo to Dole

    Today, you will retrace your steps back to Dole. It will be a relaxing downhill trek which will take around 7 hrs, and you'll pass Machhrmo and Luza en route. The magnifivent views of the surrounding snow covered will accompany you all the way. Overnight in teahouse at Dole.

    Day 10 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Dole to Namche Bazar

    Today, you will trek to Namzhe Bazaar. En route, you'll pass through scenic landscape and several Sherpa villages. You'll reach Namche Bazaar by late afternoon. Overnight in teahouse at Namche Bazaar.

    Day 11 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Namche Bazar to Lukla

    Today is the last day of the trek. You will trek form Namzhe Bazaar to Lukla. You'll pass the villages of Phakding and Monjo and exit the Sagarmatha National Park. Overnight in hotel at Lukla.

    Day 12 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Fly to Kathmandu

    Today, you will be driven to the airport, from where you will fly to Kathmandu in a little plane. Enjoy the gorgeous views of the snow covered mountains and the countryside of Nepal from air. From there, you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight in hotel at Kathmandu.

    Day 13 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Depart from Kathmandu

    Today is the last day of the trip, and you'll say goodbyes to your fellow travellers. You'll be dropped back to the airport a few hours prior to your flight timings. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kathmandu
    End point
    Kathmandu
    Day start time
    12:00 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kathmandu
    End point
    Phakding
    Day start time
    05:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Phakding
    End point
    Namche Bazar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Namche Bazar
    End point
    Namche Bazar
    Day start time
    09:00 AM

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Namche Bazar
    End point
    Dole
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dole
    End point
    Machchhermo
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    6 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Machchhermo
    End point
    Gokyo
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Gokyo
    End point
    Gokyo
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Gokyo
    End point
    Dole
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dole
    End point
    Namche Bazar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 11 - Milestone

    Start point
    Namche Bazar
    End point
    Lukla
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    18 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 12 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lukla
    End point
    Kathmandu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 13 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kathmandu
    End point
    Kathmandu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in basic teahouse on twin sharing basis from Day 2 to Day 11
    • Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on Day 1 and Day 12
    • All the meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) from Day 2 to Day 11, plus breakfast in Kathmandu
    • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu
    • Pick-up and drop-off between Kathmandu Airport and hotel in Kathmandu
    • Flight between Kathmandu and Lukla
    • All the required trekking permits, TIMS card, and entry fees
    • All the trekking equipments, as required
    • First aid kit and water purifying solution
    • Services of professional and experienced trekking guide, and porters
    • Emergency evacuation/medical services will be provided by the tour operators (only if the traveller has insurance that covers helicopter evacuation, and up to 5500 meters)
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Transport/air fares between your home-city and Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage cargo charge
    • Any personal expenses like beverages, charging fees, photography charges, hot showers, WIFI, phone calls, etc.
    • Tips for guide/porters and any type of donations
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Nepal Visa
    • Extra night accommodations in Kathmandu
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage cargo charges
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Light-weight, expedition thermal tops and bottoms
    • Fleece jacket or pullover
    • Water and wind-resistant shell jacket and trousers
    • Synthetic sports bras (for women)
    • Nylon hiking shorts
    • Down jacket
    • Full-length track pants/trousers
    • Wool or synthetic hat
    • Liner gloves and heavier shell gloves
    • Liner and heavy-weight socks
    • Water-resistant trekking shoes
    • Light-weight shoes or sneakers
    • Gaiters
    • Balaclava or skull cap
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery and gadgets
    • Hard luggage like suitcases, trolley bags etc.
    • Tight-fitting or uncomfortable apparel

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Private transport between hotel and airport in Kathmandu
    • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
    • All required trekking permits, TIMS card, and entry fees
    • All technical equipment, as required
    • First aid kit and water purifying solution
      You need to get
    • Insurance that covers helicopter rescue
    • Government issued ID card
    • 3 passport size photographs
    • Sleeping bags
    • Water purification solution
    • Personal first aid kit
    • LED headlight
    • Daypack (with rain cover)
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Neck warmer
    • Small padlock or combination lock
    • Large plastic bags
    • Toilet paper
    • Trekking/hiking poles
    • Small ear plugs
    • Camera (with extra batteries)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Dry snacks (dry fruits, protein/granola bars etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Arrive in Kathmandu

    Overnight in hotel at Kathmandu.

    You'll be picked up from the airport when your flight lands. No meals will be provided today at the hotel in Kathmandu.

    Day 2 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Fly to Lukla, and Trek to Phakding

    Overnight in teahouse at Phakding.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the hotel in Kathmandu, packed lunch en route to Phakding, and dinner will be served at the teahouse in Phakding.

    Day 3 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Phakding to Namche Bazar

    Overnight in teahouse at Namche Bazar.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the teahouse in Phakding, packed lunch en route to Namche Bazar, and dinner will be served at the teahouse in Namche Bazar.

    Day 4 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Acclimatization

    Overnight in teahouse at Namche Bazar.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the three meals will be served at the teahouse in Namche Bazar.

    Day 5 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Namche Bazar to Dole

    Overnight in teahouse at Dole.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the teahouse in Namche Bazar, packed lunch en route to Dole, and dinner will be served at the teahouse in Dole.

    Day 6 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Dole to Machchhermo

    Overnight in teahouse at Machchhermo.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the teahouse in Dole, packed lunch en route to Machchhermo, and dinner will be served at the teahouse in Machchhermo.

    Day 7 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Machchhermo to Gokyo

    Overnight in teahouse at Gokyo.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the teahouse in Machchhermo, packed lunch en route to Gokyo, and dinner will be served at the teahouse in Gokyo.

    Day 8 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Explore Gokyo and Summit Gokyo Ri

    Overnight in teahouse at Gokyo.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the teahouse in Gokyo, packed lunch on the trek to Gokyo Ri, and dinner will be served at the teahouse in Gokyo.

    Day 9 of the Gokya Ri Trek: Gokyo to Dole

    Overnight in teahouse at Dole.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the teahouse in Gokyo, packed lunch en route to Dole, and dinner will be served at the teahouse in Dole.

    Day 10 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Dole to Namche Bazar

    Overnight in teahouse at Namche Bazar.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served at the teahouse in Dole, packed lunch en route to Namche Bazar, and dinner will be served at the teahouse in Namche Bazar.

    Day 11 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Namche Bazar to Lukla

    Overnight in teahouse at Lukla.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast will be served to you at the teahouse in Namche Bazar, packed lunch en route to Lukla, and dinner will be served at the teahouse in Lukla.

    Day 12 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Fly to Kathmandu

    Overnight in hotel at Kathmandu.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, and dinner. Breakfast will be served to you at the teahouse in Lukla, and there will be a farewell dinner at the hotel in Kathmandu.

    Day 13 of the Gokyo Ri Trek: Depart from Kathmandu

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Only breakfast will be provided today at the hotel in Kathmandu. You will be dropped back to the airport some time before your flight timing.

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