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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

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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
All price inclusive
$ 1280 $ 1130

Overview

Gokyo Ri trek 11 days itinerary for 2021 /2022

Gokyo Ri Trek is that the most beautiful landscape trek and alpine pastures of the Khumbu region, Everest Gokyo RI Peak rises 5,483 m above sea level, and therefore the middle valley peak stands between Everest base camp and Thame valley. the Gokyo RI ridge is bounded by Renjo La and Cho La passes and connected to Ngozumpa Tse 5,553 M peak. A moderate trek within the high Himalayas of the Everest region, the Gokyo Ri Trek takes you to the highest point of the trek. Trekkers often choose this itinerary rather than the more commercial Everest Trek to enjoy less crowded trails. Whether you are an experienced trekker or a novice traveler, this is often a wonderful choice.

Everest Gokyo Ri Trek is an 11-day moderate trek that’s is also referred to as the Hidden Treasure alternative to the Everest base camp trek. Though  Gokyo Ri is 5,483 m altitudes, climbing permits are not required to climb the peak. A total of 2 types of permits are sufficient: Sagarmatha National Park and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipalities.

View From Gokyo Ri Trek

As you trek through the Gokyo Ri, you get to see a variety of mountain landscapes, including Mount Everest, Makalu, Cho Yu, Pumori, and Ama Dablam. Gokyo Ri provides an insightful view of the mountains. the Ngozumpa Tse Peak can be summited if you have sufficient energy left after Gokyo Ri. 

Best Sunset view from Gokyo Ri

Gokyo Ri trek offers a great view in the evening. If you are not tired the day when you reach Gokyo lake Lodge then can ascent evening, or if you have an extra acclimatization day, then you can hike the next evening. During the evening, all the white peaks turn into a copper color as the sun sets, including Mount Everest. The morning scenery is also beautiful, but the evening scenery is the most spectacular. It doesn’t mean morning views are not good, morning views are also absolutely great scenery.

Note:

If you are climbing Gokyo Ri for an evening view, don’t forget to carry your headlamp/torchlight, as after sunset it quickly becomes too dark to see the descent trails. The guide will carry one flashlight, but not enough if there are more trekkers.

Gokyo Ri Difficulty

On the Gokyo Ri trek, the difficulty is moderate, there are narrow rocky trails and an icy, slippery ascent during November and December, the ice and frozen snow make climbing more challenging, so we recommend microspikes if you are planning end of Autumn season. Prior to deciding to go on this trek, you need to understand the challenges and complexities so that you can prepare to overcome a safe journey.

Parallel opportunity

In addition to the Renjo La pass, or Everest Base Camp Gokyo Trek, or Everest Base Camp Gokyo Trek, the Gokyo Ri Trek is an excellent opportunity to summit the Gokyo peak and enjoy the panorama of the Himalayan landscapes. Afterward, explore beautiful blue-colored Gokyo Lakes and the fifth lake.

Gokyo Ri Peak summit time

Gokyo Ri Peak is soft difficult to climb if there is no snow, so the summit is your ultimate goal. from the top, take in the beautiful mountain scenery after the group photo session on the Gokyo Ri. After breakfast, return to the same lodge in Gokyo village. Continue trekking back to Dole.

Teahouse in the Gokyo hamlet

Accommodations are nice and clean at the Gokyo lake. Each tea house has a nice dining hall with heaters, and most tea houses offer private rooms with two beds and separate toilets. The lake has a catchment area of 3.3 square kilometers. Trekkers usually stay two nights at Gokyo hamlet before exploring the fifth lake on the third day.

Everest Gokyo Ri trek Itinerary

The Gokyo Ri trek itinerary begins with a scenic flight to Lukla. After that, trekkers follow natural stone step trails used by locals Sherpa and “Yak” caravans to supply the stuff to Machhermo and Gokyo. In the Everest region, this trek is one of the most beautiful.

Weather in Gokyo Valley

The best time to trek the Gokyo Ri valley is in the autumn and spring. Gokyo valley treks are not recommended during the monsoon and winter. It doesn’t matter when you trek in Gokyo, remember that the mountain determines the weather.

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

Before you begin the Everest Gokyo peak trek, we recommend you jogging for an hour per day for at least two to three weeks in your country. This will help you and boost your hiking stamina.

Local Guided Team

Nepal Wilderness Trekking leads this trek with a professional guide and well-equipped porters. The 11 days Gokyo Ri Trek package cost is comparatively competitive, and also the program suits your schedule well, including pick-up and drop-off at Lukla airport, both-way flights, meals, national park permits, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permits, officially paperwork, etc.


TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0

172 Reviews

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0 By Jean-Lizcano on December 23, 2018.

Nice people to deal with

Himal is a very responsible person always there to help you with anything at any time. He will reply to your emails in a question of seconds and always have the right answer for you.
I will definitely use them again. Thank you for your help. Nice company to do your trek in Nepal…more»
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0 By Paul G on December 16, 2018.

Trekking to Gokyo

Himal was able to arrange a porter guide and a porter for us who met us on arrival at Lukla. The porter and porter guide were insured and very helpful, don’t just hire guides from Lukla as they may not have the correct gear or insurance. I would be happy to hire guides through this company on my next trip to Nepal…more»

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
  • Prices will be 10% discount if there are more than 5 travellers
  • A complimentary trek for the leader if there are 10+1 participants
  • 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 - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.
Trip Dates Trip Price Confirmed Pax Trip Status
October 20, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
October 24, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
October 28, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
October 31, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
November 4, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
November 8, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
November 10, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
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Reviews

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From Indonesian
Nepal Wilderness Trekking is taking care of our trekking to Gokyo Ri trekking, and I had a lovely time experiencing the fresh air, beautiful weather...
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Gokyo Valley trek - Everest Base Camp via Cho La Pass My girlfriend and I arranged to do the Gokyo Valley Cho La Pass and...
From United Kingdom
Gokyo Valley Trek reviews I recommend Nepal Wilderness Trekking agency Himal Ghale firstly for his professionalism. He was flexible, prompt in his email communication, punctual...

Trip Map

Gokyo Ri trek 11 days itinerary for 2021 /2022

Gokyo Ri Trek is that the most beautiful landscape trek and alpine pastures of the Khumbu region, Everest Gokyo RI Peak rises 5,483 m above sea level, and therefore the middle valley peak stands between Everest base camp and Thame valley. the Gokyo RI ridge is bounded by Renjo La and Cho La passes and connected to Ngozumpa Tse 5,553 M peak. A moderate trek within the high Himalayas of the Everest region, the Gokyo Ri Trek takes you to the highest point of the trek. Trekkers often choose this itinerary rather than the more commercial Everest Trek to enjoy less crowded trails. Whether you are an experienced trekker or a novice traveler, this is often a wonderful choice.

Everest Gokyo Ri Trek is an 11-day moderate trek that’s is also referred to as the Hidden Treasure alternative to the Everest base camp trek. Though  Gokyo Ri is 5,483 m altitudes, climbing permits are not required to climb the peak. A total of 2 types of permits are sufficient: Sagarmatha National Park and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipalities.

View From Gokyo Ri Trek

As you trek through the Gokyo Ri, you get to see a variety of mountain landscapes, including Mount Everest, Makalu, Cho Yu, Pumori, and Ama Dablam. Gokyo Ri provides an insightful view of the mountains. the Ngozumpa Tse Peak can be summited if you have sufficient energy left after Gokyo Ri. 

Best Sunset view from Gokyo Ri

Gokyo Ri trek offers a great view in the evening. If you are not tired the day when you reach Gokyo lake Lodge then can ascent evening, or if you have an extra acclimatization day, then you can hike the next evening. During the evening, all the white peaks turn into a copper color as the sun sets, including Mount Everest. The morning scenery is also beautiful, but the evening scenery is the most spectacular. It doesn’t mean morning views are not good, morning views are also absolutely great scenery.

Note:

If you are climbing Gokyo Ri for an evening view, don’t forget to carry your headlamp/torchlight, as after sunset it quickly becomes too dark to see the descent trails. The guide will carry one flashlight, but not enough if there are more trekkers.

Gokyo Ri Difficulty

On the Gokyo Ri trek, the difficulty is moderate, there are narrow rocky trails and an icy, slippery ascent during November and December, the ice and frozen snow make climbing more challenging, so we recommend microspikes if you are planning end of Autumn season. Prior to deciding to go on this trek, you need to understand the challenges and complexities so that you can prepare to overcome a safe journey.

Parallel opportunity

In addition to the Renjo La pass, or Everest Base Camp Gokyo Trek, or Everest Base Camp Gokyo Trek, the Gokyo Ri Trek is an excellent opportunity to summit the Gokyo peak and enjoy the panorama of the Himalayan landscapes. Afterward, explore beautiful blue-colored Gokyo Lakes and the fifth lake.

Gokyo Ri Peak summit time

Gokyo Ri Peak is soft difficult to climb if there is no snow, so the summit is your ultimate goal. from the top, take in the beautiful mountain scenery after the group photo session on the Gokyo Ri. After breakfast, return to the same lodge in Gokyo village. Continue trekking back to Dole.

Teahouse in the Gokyo hamlet

Accommodations are nice and clean at the Gokyo lake. Each tea house has a nice dining hall with heaters, and most tea houses offer private rooms with two beds and separate toilets. The lake has a catchment area of 3.3 square kilometers. Trekkers usually stay two nights at Gokyo hamlet before exploring the fifth lake on the third day.

Everest Gokyo Ri trek Itinerary

The Gokyo Ri trek itinerary begins with a scenic flight to Lukla. After that, trekkers follow natural stone step trails used by locals Sherpa and “Yak” caravans to supply the stuff to Machhermo and Gokyo. In the Everest region, this trek is one of the most beautiful.

Weather in Gokyo Valley

The best time to trek the Gokyo Ri valley is in the autumn and spring. Gokyo valley treks are not recommended during the monsoon and winter. It doesn’t matter when you trek in Gokyo, remember that the mountain determines the weather.

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

Before you begin the Everest Gokyo peak trek, we recommend you jogging for an hour per day for at least two to three weeks in your country. This will help you and boost your hiking stamina.

Local Guided Team

Nepal Wilderness Trekking leads this trek with a professional guide and well-equipped porters. The 11 days Gokyo Ri Trek package cost is comparatively competitive, and also the program suits your schedule well, including pick-up and drop-off at Lukla airport, both-way flights, meals, national park permits, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permits, officially paperwork, etc.


TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0

172 Reviews

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0 By Jean-Lizcano on December 23, 2018.

Nice people to deal with

Himal is a very responsible person always there to help you with anything at any time. He will reply to your emails in a question of seconds and always have the right answer for you.
I will definitely use them again. Thank you for your help. Nice company to do your trek in Nepal…more»
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0 By Paul G on December 16, 2018.

Trekking to Gokyo

Himal was able to arrange a porter guide and a porter for us who met us on arrival at Lukla. The porter and porter guide were insured and very helpful, don’t just hire guides from Lukla as they may not have the correct gear or insurance. I would be happy to hire guides through this company on my next trip to Nepal…more»

  • 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
  • Prices will be 10% discount if there are more than 5 travellers
  • A complimentary trek for the leader if there are 10+1 participants
  • 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.

Fixed Departures

Trip Dates Trip Price Confirmed Pax Trip Status
October 20, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
October 24, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
October 28, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
October 31, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
November 4, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
November 8, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
November 10, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
November 14, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
November 18, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
November 20, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
November 24, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
November 28, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
November 30, 2021 US$ 1130 2 Join a Group Book Now
December 4, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
December 10, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
December 15, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
December 20, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
December 22, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
December 26, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now
December 31, 2021 US$ 1130 Join a Group Book Now

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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.
It is possible to See 8848m world highest mountain Mt. Everest including Lhotse,Makalu and Cho Oyu from Gokyo Ri Trek.

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