• Trek Duration
    13 Days + –
  • Accomodations
    Tea House Trek
  • Max Altitude
    5357 Meters
  • Group Size
    1-18
  • Price: 1100 or + –

Gokyo Ri trek is the best alternative trekking trails of the Everest base camp trek. The trek goes all the way to the Gokyo valley where there are Gokyo Lakes. This is one of the best trek routes to see the Everest Regions Mountains ranges. Mountains like Everest, Makalu and Lhotse, Cho Oyu and many other peaks in a panoramic way. Doing Cho la pass you can also go to the Everest base camp. The trek is a moderate type of the trek in difficulty and goes up to the height of the 5357 Meters/17, 575 Feet to the Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri trek offers the spectacular surroundings Himalayas and the Gokyo lake itself.

Things to see on Gokyo Ri Trek

Gokyo Ri Trek is very special for the trekkers because it is truly rewarding. From the view of the Gigantic mountain view to the biggest glaciers and the multiple mountain lakes on the trek makes this very special on Everest regions. If you talk about the mountain scenery that you would see almost the similar view from the Gokyo Ri but the other side of the Everest. Mountains Like Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Nuptse, Mt Makalu, Mt Choyou, Mt Amadablam and many other peaks can be observed through different angles. You would see a spectacular mountain range and the biggest glaciers of Everest known as Ngozumpa Glaciers. There are 5 lakes in the Gokyo valley and its surroundings which you can explore on your trek. The trek offers some knowledge of the Sherpa people, their culture, traditions and religions too.


Gokyo ri trek highlights

  • Scenic flights to Lukla with the view of the Langtang range and the Everest Himalayan range
  • Trek through the Everest base camp trek trail until Namche via the Bank of the Dudh Kosi River.
  • Namche Bazaar and the surroundings Area of the Namche Bazaar.
  • Buddhist Sherpa people and their cultures, Lifestyle, way of living and their religions.
  • People of the Thame Valley and the Gokyo valley, you can see the yaks and some wild animals too.
  • Gokyo lakes and other lakes around the valley.
  • Stunning view from the Gokyo Ri from where you can see the Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam and many other peaks.
  • Biggest glaciers of Nepal i.e. Ngozumpa glaciers which you can see from anywhere around the Gokyo valley.
  • Chance to go to the Everest base camp too by doing the Gokyo Chola
  • pass.

Gokyo Ri trek facts

Facts
Figure
Duration11 Trek days, 2 days Arrival and Departure
Max. elevation 5357 Meters/17, 575 Feet Gokyo Ri
StartLukla
EndsLukla
DifficultyAdventure
Best TimeSpring and Autumn Season
Permits:Sagarmatha National Park permit and Local Government Permit
AccommodationTea House

Gokyo Ri trek best time

Autumn and Spring are the best time for the Gokyo Ri trek. If you want to get the good trekking experience on Gokyo then you should go around this 2 seasons. Of course, you can go there in whole years but the experience may be different. During the off-seasons like Winter and Monsoon, you would not see the beautiful view like Springs and Autumns. Here is what Gokyo RI treks look like as per seasons.

Kala Patthar trek best time
Autumn seasons:

The autumn season is the best season for the Gokyo Ri trek because you would see amazing views of the Himalayas where there is very good visibility. Less chance of the clouds and snow falls on this time. For the whole day, the weather remains very good so you can really enjoy your trek and the temperature is also very suitable at this time. Flight to Lukla is quite easier this time because the weather is very good for almost autumn seasons.

Spring seasons:

Another beast season for the Gokyo Ri trek is spring seasons. In these seasons, climbers climb Mt Everest and other high Himalayan peaks because of the good and stable weather. Trekkers can enjoy their good time in the mountains and there is less chance of the rainfalls and snowfalls too. The temperature also suits the mountain trekking so you can easily do the Gokyo RI on the suitable weathers. In spring seasons, the trails become quite busy because many people go to Gokyo Ri trek on this time.

Moonsoon Seasons

Monsoon basically starts from mid of the June till September. We recommend you to not to do trek this time, you can not see the good view and also there will be a problem of leeches and floods

Winter Seasons

Winter season is also considered as a snowy season of Nepal. High Himalaya gets snow so the weather might be cloudy so you need to bear all the risk of snowfall and bad weather. We advise you to do your plan for not this season

Gokyo ri trek itinerary

Gokyo Ri Trek itinerary is customizable, have a look at the following itinerary. The itinerary is just to go to Gokyo Ri and come back straight to Namche.

DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
1Arrival in Kathmandu4,429 FeetsYour time
2Fly to Lukla then to Phakding8,563 Feets6-7 Hrs
3Trekking to Namche Bazzar3440 M/11,286 Feets6-7 Hrs
4Rest day at Namche Bazzar3440 M/11,286 Feets3-4 Hours Hike
5Dole trek from Namche3640 M/11,942 Feets5-6 Hrs
6Trek to Machhermo from Dole4470 M/14,665 Feets6-7 Hrs
7Machhermo to Gokyo4,750 M/15,583 Feets4-5 Hours Hike
8Gokyo Valley excursion4,750 M/15,583 FeetsWhole Day
9Hike to Gokyo Ri
and back to Machhermo
5357 M/17, 575 Feets7-8 Hrs
10Trek to Namche Bazzar3,440m/11,283 feets7-8 Hrs
11Lukla9,383 Feets6-7 Hrs
12Fly to Kathmandu4,429 Feets35 Minutes
13Departure

The Gokyo Ri trek 10 days which excludes 1 day Fly back to Kathmandu. The trip durations is 13 days in total

Gokyo Ri Trek cost includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop service
  • 2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Fly To Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu
  • Tea house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
  • Everest national park permits
  • First Aid Box
  • TIMS Permit
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop off itinerary
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

Cost excludes

  • Any meal in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, wifi charge, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.(tea, coffe, water, beer, alcohol, wine)
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Gokyo Ri trek with the Everest base camp

Gokyo Ri trek and Everest base camp trek together is possible to do. Trek to Everest base camp crosses the Cho La pass to arrive in the Everest base camp trek route. The combination offers the various angle views of Mt Everest and other mountains on a different side. The Chola pass trek crosses the height of 5360 meters to arrive in the other valley of the Everest Regions. Here is the Gokyo Ri trek with the Everest base camp trek itinerary.

Gokyo ri with Everest base camp trek itinerary

DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
1Arrival in Kathmandu4,429 FeetsYour time
2Fly to Lukla then to Phakding8,563 Feets6-7 Hrs
3Trekking to Namche Bazzar3440 M/11,286 Feets6-7 Hrs
4Rest day at Namche Bazzar3440 M/11,286 Feets3-4 Hours Hike
5Dole trek from Namche3640 M/11,942 Feets5-6 Hrs
6Trek to Machhermo from Dole4470 M/14,665 Feets6-7 Hrs
7Machhermo to Gokyo4,750 M/15,583 Feets4-5 Hours Hike
8Gokyo Valley excursion4,750 M/15,583 FeetsWhole Day
9Hike to Gokyo Ri
and trek to Thagnak
5357 M/17, 575 Feets7-8 Hrs
10Chola pass then to Dzongla5360 M/17, 585 Feets9-10 Hrs
11Dzongla to Lobuche4930 M/16, 174 Feets7-8 Hrs
12Trek to Gorakshep then to Everest base camp
and back to Gorakshep
16,961 Feets7-8 Hrs
13Trek to Kala Patthar then down to pheriche18,520 Feets
14,341 Feets
8-9 Hrs
14Trek down to Namche Bazaar11,286 Feets5-6 Hrs
15Lukla9,383 Feets6-7 Hrs
16Fly to Kathmandu4,429 Feets35 Minutes
17Departure

Gokyo Ri Trek FAQ

Here we have described some Gokyo Ri FAQs for the trekkers informations which may help you to understand a bit about Gokyo Ri Trek. If this FAQs does not meet your questions answer then you can


Which is the best time to trek to Gokyo Ri

Autumn and Spring are the two best seasons for the Gokyo Ri trek. During this time the weather is very nice and there is less chance of the Snowfalls and clouds. Sometimes there might be a little clouds but that goes away very fast that is the reason the 2 seasons are best for the Gokyo Ri Trek.



Can i trek with child

If the child can walk for 6-7 hours, then you can trek with child too. otherwise you need to extend your trek days



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  • Difficulty:Strenuous
  • Duration:13 Days
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Trip Style:Tea House
  • RegionEverest Region
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transportation:Flight
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