Everest Gokyo Ri Trek - 14 Days

Trip Overview Everest Gokyo Ri Trek

This trek features the unbelievable scenery of the remote Gokyo Valley and its festival of beautiful turquoise lakes, moonscape-like glaciers, and stunning mountain vistas that include Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu - four of the eight highest peaks on earth! The 360-degree view from Gokyo Ridge is the best in the Khumbu!

The beginning of this trek is the same as hiking to Everest Base Camp. On the way, we'll stay two nights in the village of Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. Namche is considered the trading center for the Khumbu region, and people walk from as far away as Tibet every Saturday to sell their wares here. This is also the hub onto which each trail converges, so yaks and people compete for space in this amphitheater style city.

After visiting Namche, we’ll head up the valley leaving the usual Everest trail and following the rivers run off from the Ngozumpa glacier. After two days we will stop again in the village of Machhermo for another rest day and the chance to hike up Machhermo RI. Our Next stop will be the Gokyo Valley.

Your arrival into this high mountain valley called Gokyo is welcomed by a string of cobalt blue lakes that continue for the 3-hour hike to Gokyo Village, which sits at the foot of Gokyo Ri (18,300 ft) a huge black mound of rock and dirt. The next morning, you're invited to take the 3-hour hike to the summit of this black, rocky mound to witness the 360-degree Himalayan view offered only from this vantage point. The Himalayas stand like giants guarding the border into Tibet. From Gokyo Ri you'll see much more than Mount Everest -- there are magnificent views of many of the other 8000-meter peaks from here as well.

General Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel
There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.

Day 02: An early morning to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding. (2610mtrs/8563ft). Flight 30 minutes and walking 3 hours. O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). walking 5:30 hours. O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar. walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche(3860m/12664ft). walking 5 hours. O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 06: Trek to Dole (4,040m/13,251ft). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 07: Trek to Machermo (4,480m/14,246ft) walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lakes (4,750m/15,580ft) walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 09: Hiking upto Gokyo Ri (5483m/1983ft) and trek down to Machermo (4,480m/14,246ft) walking 7:30 hours. O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 10: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). Walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 11: Trek down to Lukla (2804m/8490ft) walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 12: An early morning, flight back to Kathmandu. Flying time from Lukla to Kathmandu is 30 minutes. O/N at hotel, B & B plan

Day 13: City guided tour in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, at 9 am sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath( famous Hindus temple in south Asia, Boudhanath( Biggest Buddhist stupa in the world) Patan city (16 century royal palace), Syambhunath( Buddhist hill top temple), Kathmandu City. Overnight at the hotel on BB plan.

Day 14: After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.

Note of above Itinerary: O/N = Over Night, B & B = Bed & Breakfast, FB (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Information about accommodation and food during your visit:

We do provide 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan and tea house (mountain lodge) in trekking in AP plan (accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner). Tea Houses (mountain lodge) are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places). Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives. Photos of the 3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu , Photos of the mountain lodge in trekking

Short Description Mode of the packages: What are included in the packages?

Welcome dinner in Kathmandu, City guided tour in Kathmandu by expert tour guide, meals 3 times a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) with accommodation in trekking, 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast, both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, all the ground transportation by private car, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permit, please find in details what is included and excluded in the cost as follows:

Price Includes In Details:

  • All the ground transportation by private tourist vehicles.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu.
  • City guided tour in Kathmandu by expert tour guide.
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan at 3 stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking for you.
  • Local fresh fruits.
  • Private room during the trek.
  • Trip Map.
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide.
  • Trekking porter /Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Appreciation letter and cap( hat) as a souvenir.
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All government taxes and tourist service charge.

Price Excludes In Details:

  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu allow US$ 15 - US$ 20 per day.
  • Entry fee while sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.

Note regarding accommodation in Kathmandu:

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, where you need to stay before and after the trekking. In this connection, we have included 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu in above package. Instead of 3 stars, if you would like to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu for 4 stars or five stars, please, let us know, we will book accordingly.

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