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Gokyo Ri Trek

Gokyo Ri Trek

Everest Region
Gokyo Lake
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Trip Facts

Duration : 11 Days Max-Altitude : 5483m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Dec, March to Jun Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Hiking

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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1280
2 Paxes $1200
2-4 Paxes $1070
4-6 Paxes $1050
6-10 Paxes $1030
10-15 Paxes $1000
15+Paxes $1000

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Overview

Everest Gokyo Ri trek 11 days Package

The Gokyo Ri Trek is without a doubt one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal. Definitely. The Gokyo trek confirms the mythical status of Gokyo Lakes as a heaven on earth and the most pristine pastures of Khumbu. The Everest Gokyo RI Peak rises 5,483 meters above sea level, thus standing between Everest base camp and Thame Valley. Located on the rim of the Everest region, the Gokyo Ri Ridge is bound by Renjo La and Cho La passes and the 5,553-meter Ngozumpa Tse peak.

The Gokyo Ri Trek takes you to the highest point of the Gokyo trek during a moderate trekking trip in the high Himalayas of the Everest region. Consequently, trekkers choose this itinerary over the more commercial Everest Trek to enjoy less crowded trails. Whether you are an experienced traveler or a novice, this can often be an excellent choice.

The Everest Gokyo Ri Trek is an 11-day moderate trek that has also been referred to as the Hidden Treasure alternative trek to the Everest base camp trek. Although Gokyo Ri is located at a height of 5,483 meters, climbing permits are not required to climb the peak. In total, two types of permits are required: the permit for Sagarmatha National Park and the permit for Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipalities. The Gokyo Ri Trek is one of the most amazing treks in the Everest region. I would like to speak to you today about the Gokyo Ri Trek and how adventurous it is! It is located in the country of Nepal. In the past, the Gokyo Ri Trek in Nepal was once considered to be the best place to get a view of the Everest range.

Can you see Everest from Gokyo Ri?

The morning Hike up to Gokyo Ri is one of the most beautiful viewpoint spots of the Gokyo Trek. Gokyo Ri offers another top view of Mount Everest which is 8848 M highest from the Gokro Ri 5,357 meters. you will also be able to see the Ngozumpa Glacier, the Gokyo Lakes, and other well-known mountains such as Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam. It is possible to summit Ngozumpa Tse Peak if you have sufficient energy left after climbing Gokyo Ri.

Best Sunset view from Gokyo Ri.

In the evening, the trek to Gokyo Ri offers a stunning view of Mount Everest. If you are not tired on the day that you reach Gokyo Lake Lodge, then you can climb in the evening, or if you have an extra acclimatization day, then you can hike the following evening. With the setting of the sun, all the white peaks of the Alps in the evening turn a copper color, including Mount Everest. While the morning scenery is equally beautiful, it is the evening scenery that is the most spectacular. Even though morning views are not as good as the afternoon or evening views, morning views are also absolutely fantastic

Note:

If you’re climbing Gokyo Ri for an evening view, don’t forget your headlamp or torchlight, as after sunset it becomes too dark to see the descent trails. There will be one flashlight carried by the guide, but that will not be enough if there are more trekkers.

How hard is Gokyo Trek?

The trek to Gokyo Ri is a moderately difficulty one. This trek requires reasonable physical fitness and stamina as you will be walking for 5 to 6 hours. During November and December, the Gokyo Ri peak is quite difficult to reach, as there are narrow rocky trails and an icy, slippery ascent. The ice and frozen snow can make climbing more challenging so we recommend using microspikes if you are planning to climb at the end of autumn. It is important that before deciding to embark on this trek, you understand the challenges and the complexities involved so that you can prepare for a safe journey.

Everest Gokyo trek Parallel opportunity.

There are numerous opportunities to hike up the Renjo La pass, trek to Everest Base Camp Gokyo, or trek to Everest Base Camp Gokyo; however, the Gokyo Ri Trek is a rare opportunity to summit the Gokyo peak and marvel at the Himalayan landscape. Then you can explore the beautiful blue-colored Gokyo Lakes and the beautiful Fifth Lake.

Gokyo Ri Peak summit time.

If there is new snow on the mountain, Gokyo Ri Peak is difficult to climb, and the summit of the mountain is your ultimate goal. Enjoy the view from the top of the beautiful mountain scenery after the group photo session on the Gokyo Ri. Afterward, return to the same lodge in Gokyo village for breakfast. Then, continue your trek back to Dole.

Teahouse in the Gokyo hamlet.

The accommodations at Gokyo Lakes are very nice and clean. There is a dining room with heaters in every tea house, and most tea houses have private rooms with two beds and separate toilets. There is a 3.3 square kilometer catchment area for the lake. In general, trekkers usually stay two nights at Gokyo Lakes before exploring the fifth lake on the third day.

Everest Gokyo Ri trek Itinerary.

Taking a scenic flight to Lukla is the first step of the Gokyo Ri trek itinerary. In the next part of the trek, starting from Lukla (2860 meters), we move on to Phakding (2610 meters) and then to Namche Bazar (3440 meters). On the latter part of the trek, the route changes from heading east through Dole (4038 m) to turning west towards Machhermo (4470 m). It is then followed by Gokyo (4750 m). There are stone steps used by Sherpa and Yak caravans to supply the stuff along the trails, which follow these stone steps paths.

Weather in Gokyo Valley.

The best time of year to trek the Gokyo Valley is during the fall and spring. Trekking in the Gokyo Valley is not recommended during the monsoon and winter seasons. In Gokyo, it doesn’t matter when you trek, remember that the weather is determined by the mountain.

How fit do I have to be to trek to Gokyo Ri?

We recommend starting a jogging routine for an hour a day for at least two to three weeks in your home country before beginning the Everest Gokyo peak trek. This will help build your stamina and improve your overall fitness for the hike.

Local Guided Team.

Nepal Wilderness Trekking conducts this trek as a group with a qualified guide and well-equipped porters. The cost of the 11-day Gokyo Ri Trek package is relatively competitive, and the itinerary is planned to fit your schedule well. It includes pick-up and drop-off at Lukla airport, both-way flights, meals, national park permits, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permits, official paperwork, etc.

Gokyo Ri Distance

The distance covered during the Gokyo trek depends on the specific route taken and the starting point. Typically, the trek starts from Lukla and passes through various villages and scenic landscapes before reaching Gokyo Ri. The approximate trekking distance from Lukla to Gokyo Ri and back is around 40-45 kilometers (25-28 miles). However, keep in mind that the exact distance may vary based on the specific itinerary chosen, side trips, and deviations from the main trail. Additionally, the altitude gain during the trek is significant.

Gokyo Ri Trek Cost.

The cost of the Gokyo Ri Trek is USD 1200 per person. In addition to a flight ticket for both directions, a permit, accommodation, a guide, a porter, and so on. However, you will have to be aware that the cost will vary depending on the season and the activities you plan to do during your trek.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly to Lukla early morning (2843 meters. 35 minutes) and trek to Phakding (2640 meters.  3 hours walking) and stay overnight at Lodge
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters.  6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge
  • Day 03: Rest day in Namche Bazaar acclimatization explore around
  • Day 04: Trek to Dole 5 hours walk, overnight at lodge
  • Day 05: Trek to Machhermo (3820 meters.  5/6 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge
  • Day 06: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4750 meters. ) 4 hours walking) stay overnight at Gokyo
  • Day 07: Visit Gokyo Peak (5483 meters.) in the morning (4 ½ hours walking) and daytime visit the fifth lakes, stay overnight at the Lodge in Gokyo
  • Day 08: Trek Back to Dole 5 hours walk, overnight at lodge
  • Day 09: Trek back to Namche  5 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge
  • Day 10: Trek to Lukla (7 hours walking) and overnight at Lodge
  • Day 11: fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning around 07:00 AM (35 minutes)

Cost Included

  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and other European foods are available three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Accommodation in tea houses according to the itinerary
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • Everest National Park Entrance Trekking Permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide licensed by the government, familiar with the area.
  • One porter for every two to three participants. (Note: An additional cost applies for solo clients requiring a porter.)
  • Guide, and Porter meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation are covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.
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Reviews

From Scotland
Gokyo Trekking Himal arranged for a porter guide and a porter to meet us when we arrived in Lukla. Don't just hire guides from Lukla...
From Ukraine
A well-organized, honest, and helpful agency! Great trek, great guide, helped with all papers, helped with force-Majeure situations. I did the Everest Region and Gokyo trek...
From france
Excellent 14 days trek in Gokyo I was unable to join any group due to my date constraints. Therefore, I asked Himal of Nepal Wilderness...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Gokyo Ri is a prominent peak located in the Everest region of Nepal. It is part of the Sagarmatha National Park and lies in the Khumbu region, which is famous for its breathtaking mountain scenery, including Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. Gokyo Ri is a popular trekking destination and offers stunning panoramic views of some of the world's highest mountains, such as Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, among others. It is situated near the village of Gokyo, which is a scenic settlement situated along the glacial Gokyo Lakes. Please note that geographical details can change over time, and it's possible that there may have been updates or changes since my last knowledge update in September 2021. If you're planning to visit Gokyo Ri, I recommend checking with up-to-date sources to get the latest information on the area and any necessary permits or requirements for trekking.
The Gokyo Ri trek is considered to be moderately difficult. It requires a good level of physical fitness and mental preparedness, as it involves several days of trekking through rugged terrain and varying altitudes. Some factors that contribute to the moderate difficulty level include: Altitude: The trek takes you to high altitudes, with the Gokyo Ri viewpoint reaching an elevation of 5,357 meters (17,575 feet). At higher altitudes, the air gets thinner, and the oxygen levels decrease, making breathing more challenging. Steep Trails: The trail to Gokyo Ri involves steep ascents and descents, especially during the approach to the viewpoint. Trekkers need to be prepared for uphill climbs and downhill descents, which can be physically demanding. Duration: The Gokyo Ri trek typically takes around 10 to 14 days to complete, depending on the specific itinerary and the starting point of the trek. Walking for several hours each day requires good stamina and endurance. Weather Conditions: The weather in the Everest region can be unpredictable, even during the peak trekking seasons. It's essential to be prepared for sudden weather changes and varying temperatures. Despite the moderate difficulty, the Gokyo Ri trek is incredibly rewarding, offering stunning views of Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest, as well as beautiful glacial lakes and picturesque landscapes. Proper preparation, acclimatization, and following the guidance of experienced guides can help ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. If you have prior trekking experience and are in good physical condition, the Gokyo Ri trek can be a memorable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.
the maximum height of the Gokyo Ri trek is indeed approximately 5,357 meters (17,575 feet). The Gokyo Ri viewpoint is the highest point reached during the trek, offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and the Gokyo Lakes. Reaching this elevation requires proper acclimatization and physical preparation, as the altitude can pose challenges to some trekkers. Please note that altitude measurements can vary slightly depending on different sources, and it's always a good idea to check with updated trekking guides or local authorities for the most current information on elevations and trekking conditions. Additionally, it's essential to be aware of any changes or developments that may have occurred after my last update in September 2021.
Yes, it is possible to do a private trek in the Everest region, including the Gokyo Ri trek. Private treks offer more flexibility and personalized experiences compared to group treks. With a private trek, you can choose your own itinerary, travel at your own pace, and have more control over the overall trekking experience. If you prefer a more social and cost-effective option, you can also join a group trek organized by various trekking agencies. Group treks allow you to meet and trek with like-minded individuals from around the world, sharing the adventure and costs. Whether you choose a private or group trek, it's essential to have a licensed and experienced guide, especially in the Everest region where the terrain can be challenging and the altitude requires proper acclimatization. A guide can ensure your safety, provide valuable information about the area, and handle logistics, making your trek more enjoyable and memorable.
The best time to do the Gokyo Ri trek is during the Spring and Autumn seasons. Spring (March to May): This is one of the most popular and preferred times for trekking in the Everest region. During Spring, the weather is relatively stable, and the temperatures are moderate. The days are usually clear, providing excellent views of the surrounding peaks, including Mount Everest. The rhododendron and other wildflowers are in full bloom, adding vibrant colors to the landscape. Autumn (September to November): Another ideal time for the Gokyo Ri trek is in Autumn. This season offers clear skies and stable weather conditions, making it perfect for trekking. The temperatures are comfortable during the day, and the nights are not too cold. Like Spring, Autumn provides stunning views of the mountains, and the trails are generally dry and less muddy compared to the monsoon season. Both Spring and Autumn offer great trekking conditions, allowing you to fully enjoy the beauty of the Everest region and the Gokyo Lakes. However, it's essential to note that these seasons can be popular among trekkers, so the trails and accommodations may be busier than other times of the year. If you prefer quieter trekking routes, you might consider visiting during the shoulder seasons of late February to early March or late November to early December. During the monsoon season (June to August), the region experiences heavy rainfall, which can make trekking challenging and less enjoyable due to slippery trails and obscured views.
In the Everest region, including the Gokyo Ri trek, the temperature can vary depending on the specific location and altitude. However, I can provide you with a general idea of the average daytime and nighttime temperatures in October and April. October: Daytime temperature: The average daytime temperature in October is usually around 10 to 15 degrees Celsius (50 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit) at lower altitudes. Nighttime temperature: During the night, temperatures can drop to around -5 to -10 degrees Celsius (23 to 14 degrees Fahrenheit) or even lower, especially at higher elevations. April: Daytime temperature: In April, the average daytime temperature is slightly warmer compared to October, ranging from around 15 to 20 degrees Celsius (59 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit) at lower elevations. Nighttime temperature: At night, temperatures can still be chilly, ranging from around -5 to -10 degrees Celsius (23 to 14 degrees Fahrenheit) or lower at higher altitudes. It's important to note that the temperatures can vary throughout the day and can also be affected by weather conditions and altitude. As you trek to higher elevations, the temperatures tend to get colder, and weather conditions can change rapidly in the mountainous region. It's essential to be prepared with appropriate clothing layers to stay comfortable and warm during the trek, especially during the colder nights and at higher altitudes.
For the Gokyo Ri trek in Nepal, you need two permits: Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit Both permits are essential for trekking in the Everest region. Obtain them from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or at the park entry points. Trekking agencies or guides can help with permits if you're not trekking independently.
The accommodation type for the Gokyo Ri trek is mostly teahouses and lodges. These teahouses are simple guesthouses along the trekking route that offer basic but comfortable lodging facilities for trekkers. The teahouses typically have shared rooms with twin beds or dormitory-style accommodations. While the facilities may be basic, most teahouses provide clean and neat rooms. Some teahouses also offer private rooms for an additional cost, though availability may vary depending on the season and location. Additionally, some teahouses may have attached bathrooms with Western-style toilets, while others may have shared bathrooms with squat toilets. The teahouses also have communal dining areas where trekkers can enjoy meals and socialize with other travelers. They serve a variety of meals, including local Nepali dishes and international options, to cater to different tastes and dietary preferences. Keep in mind that during peak trekking seasons, the teahouses can get crowded, so it's a good idea to book accommodations in advance, especially if you're traveling in larger groups.
YYes, you can see Mount Everest from Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri is a popular viewpoint in the Everest region of Nepal that offers spectacular panoramic views of several Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest. At an elevation of 5,357 meters (17,575 feet), Gokyo Ri provides trekkers with a stunning vantage point to witness the majestic beauty of the world's highest mountain. In addition to Mount Everest, from Gokyo Ri, you can also see other prominent peaks like Cho Oyu and Makalu. The breathtaking vistas also include the mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes and the massive Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the largest glacier in Nepal. The trek up to Gokyo Ri is considered a must-do hike for trekkers in the Everest region, as it offers an unforgettable experience and the chance to witness some of the world's most awe-inspiring natural wonders.

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