Everest Gokyo Ri Trek
HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRIP: Explore Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar, Panoramic view from Syanbuche - Experience Sherpa culture in Khumjung village - Ascent Gokyo Ri, Grand view of Everest, Choyu, Lhotse, Nuptse and Amadablam.
PLACE COVERS:Kathmandu/Lukla/Namche/Thyanbuche/Machhermo /Dole/Gokyo Ri.
BEST SEASON:February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.
TRIP GRADING:Gokyo Ri trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking/mountaineering experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Fact of the Trek
Tour Destination:Gokyo RI
Duration: 14 days
Activities: Cultural tour/ Trekking
Minimum altitude: 2853m
Trip starts/Ends: In Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal))
Accommodation:Two nights 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan & mountain lodge( Tea-house ) in trekking..
Meals includes: Breakfast in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Transport: Flight from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu and by Car, Van, Hiace and bus in Kathmandu as per group size.
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, well 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.