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Gokyo Ri Trek

Gokyo Ri Trek

Everest Region
Gokyo Ri Trek
Gokyo Ri trek
Gokyo Ri trek
Gokyo Ri sunrise view

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 $1180
4-6 Paxes $1160
6-10 Paxes $1140
10-15 Paxes $1100
15+Paxes $1100

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Everest Gokyo Ri trek 11 days itinerary

The Gokyo Ri Trek is without a doubt one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal. Definitely. The 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 as well as the 5,553-meter Ngozumpa Tse peak.

The Gokyo Ri Trek takes you to the highest point of the 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. Despite the fact that morning views are not as good as the afternoon or evening views, morning views are also absolutely fantastic


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 difficult one. This trek requires a reasonable level of 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 no snow on the mountain, Gokyo Ri Peak is very difficult to climb, and the summit of the mountain is your ultimate goal. Taking in the beautiful mountain scenery after the group photo session on the Gokyo Ri, enjoy the view from the top. 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 Ri 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 got to be to trek to Gokyo Ri?

We recommend that you start jogging for an hour a day for at least two to three weeks in your country before you begin the Everest Gokyo peak trek. This will help you and boost your stamina while hiking.

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 days Gokyo Ri Trek package is relatively competitive, and also 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 Trek Cost.

The cost of the Gokyo Ri Trek is $1130 USD 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 fifth lakes, stay overnight at 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, Government licensed holder trekking guide
  • Experienced Sherpa helpers (porters) 1 porter for every 2 pax
  • 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 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Gokyo Ri trek is moderately difficult where you need physically and mentally prepared. It needs energy to walk for 5-6 hrs daily. With good gear and guide you can do this trek.
To reach to the maximum height you have to do one day sight tour to the View Point of Gokyo Ri with an elevation of 5357m.
Yes it is possible to do private trek as well as joining trek in Everest region.
The best time to do the Gokyo Ri trek is in Spring and in Autumn
The average day time temperature in April is about 10 to 15 degree centigrade and few degrees lower in October. and during the night -5 to -10 degree.
Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
The accommodation is mostly teahouse and lodges which is clean and neat with western toilets.
Yes, you can see Everest, The trek up Gokyo Ri is a must-do hike from Gokyo. With a height of 5,357 meters / 17,575 feet, Gokyo Ri offers another excellent view of Mount Not just Everest. Additionally, you will be able to see the Ngozumpa Glacier, the Gokyo Lakes, and well-known mountains like Cho Oyu.

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