Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Treks - 12 Days

Gokyo Valley

Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Treks is one of the best alternatives to the traditional Everest Base Camp Trek. Enjoy trekking in the less busy trail of Everest Gokyo Trek with unparalleled Himalayan views, breathtaking lakes, and stunning glaciers.

The vantage point of Gokyo Ri Sagarmatha National Park overlooks the panoramic views of the high Himalayas including Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse. Enjoy the turquoise blue Gokyo Lakes and immerse in its serenity. Also, Gokyo Lakes are of religious importance for Hindus as well as Buddhists.

Gokyo is a small village in the Everest region situated at the shore of Dudh Pokhari or the 3rd Gokyo Lake.

The village of Gokyo is also one of the highest settlements in the world. Gokyo Treks is an amazing combination of soul-stirring mountain beauty and first-hand experience of mountain culture. Experience the warm hospitality of Sherpa people and get an insight into their culture and tradition influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.

Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Treks Route

Everest Gokyo Treks Itinerary begins and ends in Kathmandu. Embark on your Gokyo Ri Trek with a picturesque flight to Lukla. Walk past suspension bridges, mani walls, and prayers flags on your way to Phakding village.

You will be trekking through the forest with rhododendron trees and crossing the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge on your way to Namche Bazaar. Spend a day acclimatizing at the bustling town of Namche Bazaar.

Go on a hike to Hotel Everest View to see Everest and surrounding mountains. You can hike to Khumjung village and visit an ancient Buddhist monastery. Moreover, the Gokyo Valley trek route passes through settlements of Dole and Machhermo that overlooks the stunning views of the Himalayas.

On your way to Gokyo, you will be walking on the rugged path and trekking past pristine Gokyo Lakes. Hike up to Gokyo Ri and bask in the panoramic beauty of eight-thousanders like Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.

Enjoy the unparalleled view of Gokyo Lakes and the Nzogumpa glacier. Hike past charming Sherpa villages of Phortse and Tengboche. Tengboche Trek is also a part of your Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Valley Trek where you will be visiting the largest gompa in the Khumbu region.

Trek back to Namche Bazaar and Luka. The next day you will be flying back to Kathmandu.

Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Treks Difficulty

Everest Gokyo Trek is a moderate to difficult trek. You will be attaining a maximum height of 5,360 meters at Gokyo Ri.

You will be walking for a maximum of 7 hours, and minimum 3 hours. On average, 5 hours of walk daily. Novice and experienced trekkers can do Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Treks. But it is a physically demanding high altitude trek so you need to be physically fit.

Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Treks Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Trek to Phakding (2,610m/8,563ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight, 3-4 hours (8 km) trek

Day 2
Day 2

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (10.5 km) trek

Day 3
Day 3

At Namche Bazaar: 1st Acclimatization Day (3,440m/11,286ft)

Day 4
Day 4

Trek to Dole (4,038m/13,245ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (11.5 km) trek

Day 5
Day 5

Trek to Machhermo (4,470m/14,665ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours (5.3 km) trek

Day 6
Day 6

Trek to Gokyo (4,790m/15,715ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours (7 km) trek

Day 7
Day 7

Gokyo Valley: 2nd Acclimatization Day
Gokyo Ri Climb (5,360m/17,585ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours (3.8 km) trek

Day 8
Day 8

Trek to Phortse village (3,810m/12,497ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (16 km) trek

Day 9
Day 9

Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/12,661ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (11.5 km) trek

Day 10
Day 10

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft)
Walking distance: 4-5 hours (10 km) trek

Day 11
Day 11

Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours (18.5 km) trek

Day 12
Day 12

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 35 minutes flight

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Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Treks

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • 5,360m/17,585ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
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