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. The way to Gokyo 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 glacier. It 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.
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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.
Accommodations in kathmandu and Trekking
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.
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.
Meals in Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Ri Trekking
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.
Best season and time to Travel Gokyo valley, Gokyo ri
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.
Highlighs of the Gokyo valley, Gokyo Ri trekking
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.
Price and Date for Gokyo Ri, Gokyo Valley Trekking
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.
Climate and Weather in Gokyo, Gokyo ri
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.
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
❌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.
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.