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Trekking in Gokyo Valley

Trekking in Gokyo Valley

Bhaktapur Darbar square

Bhaktapur Darbar square

Everest Base Camp from where Expedition starts

Everest Base Camp from where Expedition starts

Birth place of lord Gautam Buddha

Birth place of lord Gautam Buddha

One of the less visited trekking destinations Upper Dolpo

One of the less visited trekking destinations Upper Dolpo

Larke pass trekking

Larke pass trekking

Boudhanath stupa, one of the famous and enlisted world heritage site

Boudhanath stupa, one of the famous and enlisted world heritage site

stunning view from Gokyo Ri

stunning view from Gokyo Ri

Annapurna Base Camp known as Annapurna Sanctuary trekking

Annapurna Base Camp known as Annapurna Sanctuary trekking

Everest Region trekking

Everest Region trekking

Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Ri Trekking

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Gokyo valley, Gokyo Ri (5,357m.) trekking is one of the most cherished trekking in the Everest Region, Nepal that includes the better view of the heights peak Mt. Everest (8,848m) and the surrounding places  including some of the finest places like Gokyo Ri (5,357m.) and Gokyo Lake without reaching out to the Everest Base Camp (5,380/17600ft)Himalayan Wild Treks offers the well designed itinerary with cost-effective price for Gokyo ri, Gokyo Valley trekking.Till Namche (3,440m), the way to Everest Base Camp (5,380 m/ 17,600 ft) and Gokyo are the same.

Gokyo Ri Trekking way forks from Namche, inhabited by friendly and world famous Sherpa people. And the trail proceeds ahead through Dole (4,200 m) and Machhermo (4,470m) before it reaches to Gokyo (4,750m). Everest Gokyo Valley Trek is just the right trek for those who would like to savor the crystal clear view of majestic mountains in the vicinity of Mt. Everest rather than taking physical stress to reaching out to the Everest Base Camp (5,380/ 17600ft). This trekking is designed for those who want to explore the rarely frequented Himalayan wilderness in the courtyard of Mt. Everest (8,848m.)


Gokyo ri (5,357m) located on the west side of the Ngozumbpa glacierIt is noted for the fact that trekkers can see Mount Everest (8,848m), Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu from the Gokyo Ri. The Gokyo Lakes are in the area and  this trekking is famous because it has glaciers, flora and fauna, water lakes and rivers that are not readily found at the Everest Base Camp (5,380/17600ft). The trekkers reach Gokyo Valley via less frequented areas like Machhermo and Dole Village. There is a famous glacier called Ngozumpa glacier from where you can have an eyeful of Cho Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m) and Mount Everest (8,848m). The view of the Everest from  Ngozumba glacier is awesomely worth viewing. Certainly trekkers can view Everest (8848m) from Kala patthar (5,643m.) but the view from Ngozumpa glacier and Gokyo Ri is way more spectacular. The turquoise Gokyo Lake is a true enigma of the nature above which Gokyo Ri (5,357m) is located with its picturesque  glory and charisma.


 Himalayan Wild Treks Pvt. Ltd offers you the best package Gokyo Ri (5,357m) Trekking for available in Nepal. Our guide, service, and packages will not disappoint you. We offer the most reliable, secure, safe, and fun-filled trekking experience in the country.

Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri (5,357m) Trekking Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel
Day 2: At Kathmandu, sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,800m. /9,184ft), trek to Phakding (2,652m./ 8700ft): 3-4 hours
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,44m/ 11,283ft): 5- 6 hours
Day 5: At Namche bazar, acclimatization
Day 6: Hiking to phortse Tanga (3,810m./ 12,496ft): 4-5 hours
Day 7: Hiking to Dole (4,200m.) 4-5 hors
Day 8: Hiking to Machermo (4,470m./ 14,663ft): 4-5 hours
Day 9: Arrive at Gokyo (4,800m./ 15,744ft): 5-6 hours
Day 10: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357m./ 17,570ft) and hike to fifth lakes: 4-6 hours
Day 11: Return to Dole 3-4 hours
Day 12: Return to Namche
Day 13: Return to Lukla
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 15: Finale departure

If  above program Itinerary that don`t suit to you and wish to modify above itinerary then please let us know and we`ll happy to create a tailor made itineray especially for you.

#Gokyo Ri Trekking Accommodations
The team will take an accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu. Nirvana Hotel will be the right choice for that matter, where the accommodations are available in double-shared basis. However, single supplement with slightly increased price can be provided depending on the demand of an individual. Himalayan Wild Treks can arrange rooms with attached bathrooms that have cold and hot water running 24/7 for shower and other purposes. However, there are teahouses that have shared washing and toilet arrangements during the trekking. Also, it is worth noting that single rooms are rare to find at higher elevations.

#Gokyo Ri- Gokyo Valley Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek being a moderate of sort requires a good health of a person with ability to walk on the trail for at least five to seven hours carrying a light backpack. Walking at higher elevations require more physical stamina than at lower elevations but since this is an average route anyone with good health, willingness to walk and passion for travel can enjoy it. For the warm up, physical orientation needed for this elevation can be gained through various exercises that can be done prior to the commencement of the journey. In addition to the sound condition of heart, lung and entire setting of a body, past hiking experiences will be a plus point. Besides, it is advisable that those with any past health problems have to make sure that are medically able to walk on the trail. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Wild Treks of any conditions before booking the trek.

#Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Ri Trekking Meals
Typical Nepalese food is the specialty we will relish on our journey in addition to the international cuisine that is Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and so on. Breakfast and dinner will be provided according to menu that is in the lodge or a guest house. As for the lunch, it will be provided on the way to the next destination. All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.

#Gokyo Ri- Gokyo Valley Best season
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the Everest Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain.

#Gokyo Ri- Gokyo Valley Trekking Highlighs
The trekking commences with a brief sightseeing of UNESCO World  Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley, from where a domestic flight over the breathtaking view of mountain ranges to Tenzing- Hillary (IATA: LUA, ICAO: VNLK) Airport at Lukla, inhabited primarily by Sherpas, a beautiful tourist hub that overlaps with Sagarmatha National Park opens a hiking through wild trails over suspension bridges towards Namche, a Sherpa settlement famously known as the Gateway to Everest. Simultaneously, a  short visit to Khumjung Gomba excites the trekkers. Moreover, Gokyo Ri is a popular viewpoint among the tourists for serene and turquoise Gokyo Lake, several world famous mountains including Mount Everest (8848m) and the world’s longest glacier, Ngozumpa Glacier (36km). Thereafter, we trace back  via Machhermo  and Namche to Lukla, that’s where the trekking comes to an end.

#Gokyo Ri, Gokyo Valley Trekking Cost and Date
The price for Gokyo Ri Gokyo Valley differs agency to agency. International Companies  and some local companies normally charge USD$1500 to USD$3000 for Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Ri, whereas Himalayan Wild Treks has allocated USD$1400 for the same considering the reasonability of the price with the service provided. As for the time, most suggestible seasons for Gokyo Ri, Gokyo Valley Trekking is Spring, Autumn and Winter. However, we can always organize trekking for it depending on the nature of your time. And we are always open to negotiations regarding price and time.

#Gokyo Ri, Gokyo Valley Climate and Weather

Gokyo has tundra climate. Even during the warmest days of June and July, the temperature remains -0.5oC  which can fall even lower and rainfall here averages 432m. July is the hottest month of the year when the temperature fluctuates around 6.8oC in the daytime. The temperature drops extremely low during the winter. In January, the temperature here goes down to - 8.7oC in the daytime. During the nights the temperature drops to  about -17oC. The wind blows stronger in the months from December to April whereas June to October are the months with calm wind.

#Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Ri Trekking difficulty
Gokyo Valley (4790m) and Gokyo Ri (5300m) certainly demand some a certain level of physical fitness. However to be super fit is not mandatory for the ascent. Most of the trekkers to Gokyo Valley and Gokyo Ri agree on the point that an acclimatization at Namche is indispensable because the elevation gain as you hike up the mountain terrain comes up with its own challenges. Therefore it is important you take acclimatization and not rush. Technically stating, it is moderate category trekking and the difficulty commensurate with that of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp. Anyone with physical stamina to walk five to six hours a day with a light backpack can easily do this trek.


Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal! Our representative will be at the airport to receive you with our vehicle. For your stay at Kathmandu you will be taken to a hotel. After you take adequate rest and freshen up, we shall take you for late tour of nearby places in Kathmandu. We shall enjoy typical Nepali dishes at a restaurant for dinner. You will spend the first night in Nepal at the hotel.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,350 m

Day 2 : At Kathmandu
After breakfast, we shall explore Kathmandu more. We will visit Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, museums, and other important places that weren't visited the previous day. You might want to do some shopping in the late afternoon. We shall be participating in a debrief session concerning the tour. Spend your last night at Kathmandu before we beat up ourselves in the wilderness of Gokyo valley trekking.
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,350 m

Day 3 : Journey to Lukla/Phakding
Next morning, after a 35 minutes flight, we will arrive at Lukla. Here, we will meet our guide and porters (if required) who will accompany us throughout the trek. Then our trekking starts. Across Dudh Koshi River, crossing suspension bridge, through forest full with rhododendron, raging river, monasteries with hum of chanting and sacred flags flapping in cold year, villagers with cheerful smiles, we will reach Phakding. We will spend our night here, among curious little children. Lodges here offer good accommodation.
Altitude: Lukla: 2,828 m; Phakding: 2,780 m

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazar
Early in the morning, after having breakfast, we continue our journey, through waterfall, Gompas, walking along with Dudh Koshi River, through valleys such as Benkar, Monjo until we reach the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. Crossing over hanging bridges, through Jorsale Village, we penetrate into the Everest area. We have to cross the conflux of Bhote Koshi River and Dudh Koshi River at Larja Dobhan. Then trekking over the ultimate steep trail for approximately an hour, enjoying the view of the Everest, we reach Namche Bazar—the gateway to Mount Everest. Namche Bazar remains busy during Saturdays, as local market is held. Under the roof of Everest we shall spend our night here—at the largest village of Sherpa community.
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,440 m

Day 5 : At Namche Bazar
The main reason behind our stay at Namche Bazar is to let our body acclimatize. To avoid severe altitude sickness, we will explore Namche Bazar little more, visiting monasteries, satellite villages, etc. You may find Sherpa Museum that contains the history of Sherpa community and their life along with mountains. Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest and other peaks can be viewed from Everest View Hotel; you might like to hike over there.  You might also like to hike to Thame Village, Khumjung and Khunde Village to visit ancient monasteries and witness the villager's culture and lifestyle from very close. We spend another whole day and night here that won't be available until we reach Gokyo.
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,440 m

Day 6 : Hiking to Phortse Tanga
Next morning, through rhododendron forest, pine trees, twisting route, we reach at the junction of two trails: one, leading to Everest Base Camp, the other, leading to Gokyo Valley. Parting away with EBC trail, we move through Yak Kharkas, and uneven altitude of trail until we reach Mohang. Overlooking the Tawache Peak and Khumbila Peak, we arrive at Phortse Thanga. Situated at an altitude of 3,680 meters, on the bank of a river, enveloped by mountains and forests, Phortse Tanga is a beautiful village blooming with rhododendron. We stay here for the night.
Altitude: Phortse Tanga: 3,680 m

Day 7 : Hiking to Dole
After breakfast in the very next morning, we advance across various suspension bridges and rhododendron forest. Through pastures for Yaks, Tongba Village, Gyele Village, waterfall, we reach our destination for the day—Dole. Here also, our old friend—the Dudh Koshi River doesn't leave us. Since it is a major stopping point for trekkers, you may discover lots of guesthouses and lodges. We spend our night here at Dole.
Altitude: Dole: 4,200 m

Day 8 : Hiking to Machermo
Through alpine forest, ascending higher and higher beside few valleys, we have to face beautiful ridges. Though it may be easy to manage, it is straight uphill. Then we cross Lhabarmo; which is relatively a small summer settlement. Passing through Yak pastures for summer season, we shall approach Thamserku Peak and Kantega Peak. The view from here will be worth watching. The trek continues until we reach Machhermo. At Machhermo we shall have lunch and reward our trek for the day. We shall spend the night here.
Altitude: Machhermo: 4,470 m

Day 9 : Arrive at Gokyo
Finally the day comes to be at Gokyo! Through alpine forest under mighty mountains, we will take short time to enjoy the view of Cho Oyu and Katenga Valley. The excitement will be burning us as we cross Pangram. We then have a steep climb over the terminal moraine—the Ngozumpa glacier. But before that, we have to descend until we arrive at the bank of a river. Then through Longponga , we come at a trail leading us to Gokyo. Longponga Lake is quite popular for footprints of Lama. It normally takes around 6 hours to arrive at Gokyo from Machermo. Because the trail is quite steep, we will trek taking our own time. Gokyo is surrounded by snow covered mountains, and is a must-visit destination for its beautiful lake. The settlement is small but constantly growing.
Altitude: Gokyo: 4,790 m

Day 10 : At Gokyo
This will be the most rewarding present we could ever get in our entire trek, and perhaps in our entire trekking experience ever. Filling up your lungs with cold Himalayan air, devour the views of Mountains and the freshwater of the lake. In this day, we shall ascend the Gokyo Ri taking enough breathe and time to avoid altitude sickness. Through steep gradual uphill, we are at the top of the peak Gokyo Ri. The top-hill enjoys the sacred flags blowing in the wind. After you reach at the top, you will be amazed by the panoramic view that this peak and entire trek have to offer you. The spectacular view of Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Cholatse, Lhotse, Thamserku, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and other mountains, along with beautiful view of glaciers and Gokyo village will arrest your eyes and heart. As you stand and stare from this hill, you shall discover a change in yourself that you would carry along with you at the place you live. After the view, we shall return back to Gokyo valley. We shall spend the night here and lament over our experience till now.
Altitude: Gokyo Ri: 5,463 m

Day 11 : Return trek: to Dole
Early next morning our return trek starts. Descending is quite easier than ascending uphill, and takes less time and effort. Through third, second and first Gokyo Lake, following Dudh Koshi River, crossing bridge and Phangka, we keep advancing until we arrive at Dole. After Chorten, we hike over twisting trail and arrive at Machherma. Again, through Lhabarma and Luza, Yak pastures, forests full of rhododendron, we arrive at Dole—the destination of the day. We spend the night over here.
Altitude: Dole: 4,200 m

Day 12 : Return trek:  to Namche Bazar
After having breakfast, the very next day, we head off to Namche Bazar. Descending from Dole, Phortse Thanga, again through rhododendron and pine forest, we arrive at Tongba. We have to ascend Monga Hill and trek until we reach the junction. Again, through Kenjoma, Sanasa, and thick forest we arrive at Namche Bazar. After we reach here, we might be wondering how quick we actually completed the descending trail. We spend the night here at Namche Bazar.
Altitude: Namche Bazar: 3,440 m

Day 13 : Return trek: to Lukla
The next morning, we hike over hilly terrain, after steep descent. Arriving at Larja Bridge, Monjo and Sagarmatha National Park we might lament over our starting of the trek. Through numerous hanging bridges, tributaries of Bhote Koshi River, valleys of Chheplung, Benkar, Phakding, Nurning, we reach to Lukla. The very next day we have our flight back to Kathmandu. We might part with local guide and porters. We will spend the last night so close to mountain here, at Lukla.
Altitude: Lukla: 2,828 m

Day 14 : Return Flight: to Kathmandu
The next day we shall arrive at Kathmandu. Our representative shall take you to your hotel for rest and personal time. After you freshen up, you might make last time visit to various places of Kathmandu, or do some shopping to take memory of the trip. We will enjoy Nepalese cuisine at a famous restaurant and enjoy the farewell dinner. You will spend your last night in Nepal at the hotel. You hometown is waiting for you!
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,350 m

Day 15 : Departure
This is the day of your departure. Our representative shall drop you at the airport at sufficient time before your flight. We will bade farewell. You will take a different YOU that you discovered here along with you. 

Included in the Cost

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits -(National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes





Not Included in the Cost

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
International flights
Travel and rescue insurance
Cold Drinks and Alcohol
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver



What to Bring

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*



  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.


Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.


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Cost Amount: USD$1400
Duration: 15 Days
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Moderate
Activities : Hiking/ Trekking/ Sightseeing
No. of Pax : maximum 15 people
Maximum Access : Gokyo Ri
Starts From : Lukla
Ends at : Lukla

Trip Highlights

Tanzing Hilary airport Lukla
Famous Sherpa Village Namche 
One of the popular Khumjung Gompa 
Ngazumba glacier 
spectacular view from Gokyo ri except Everest 

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