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Everest Gokyo Valley Trek

Trip code
Package name Everest Gokyo Valley Trek
Duration 11
Max. elevation 5357 m
Level Moderate
Transportation Private Car or Van and Flight
Accomodation
Tea house Lodge, 3* category Hotel in Kathmandu
Starts at Lukla
Ends at Lukla
Trip route Kathmandu-Lukla - Namche - Gokyo - Lukla-Kathmandu
Cost USD 1,115 per person

Highlights

Overview

Everest Gokyo Valley Trek

Everest Gokyo-Ri Trek is one of the best treks in the Everest Region. The exciting trip around the Everest Region and into the valley of glacial lakes is a fantastic trip that offers to collect the best views of the mountains and explore the vibrant Sherpa villages. The inclusion of the exploration of the glacial lakes of Gokyo is a great part of the adventure. Whereas, hiking to Gokyo Ri to collect the best views of mountains including Mount Everest is special.

The Everest Gokyo Ri trek not only includes the views of the mountains but explores the vibrant Sherpa villages as well. The exploration of the beautiful Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Dole, and more is part of the trip. Similarly, trekking through the rhododendron and pine forests is fantastic. Occasional encounters with wildlife including Himalayan musk deer and snow leopards will add excitement to the trip. 

Trekking in Nepal is a seasonal activity and it applies the same to Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. The best time to trek Everest Gokyo Ri is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Likewise, Trekking to Everest is possible in the months of the winter (December to February) as well. But trekking Everest Gokyo Ri in the months of monsoon (June to August) is not recommended due to the heavy rainfall in Nepal.

you can read more about the Everest Gokyo Valley trek in preparing for Everest Gokyo Ri Trek: A Comprehensive Guide.

Trekking Route to Gokyo Lake

Trekking Route to Gokyo Lake,  and Everest Base camp is footsteps of legends: Tales of Khumbu region. This ever-exciting walk starts in the busy town of Lukla, with a unique airport runway, named after legendary mountaineers. The Tenzing & Hillary Airport is one of the most popular and busiest mountain airports around the world.  Where the walk leads through traditional and cultural Sherpa villages, the Highlanders of the eastern Himalayas are known as natural expert mountain guides from Adventure A One trek team. 

The Trekking route to Gokyo ri heads through the villages are lined with Buddhist monuments of prayer walls and spinning wheels with rocky cliffs imprinted with prayers. In the trekking route to Everest, there are several types of food that you will get. The walking path leads down to Chheplung and keeps going to Ghat and Phakding. First night stay in Phakding 2,660m. And the next day your destination heading to one of the most popular Sherpa villages called Namche. Which lies 3,340 meters high from sea level. Namche is the Main Gate to Entrance the Everest base camp Trek and many other mountain climbs like the Island peak climb with EBC Trek, Labuche Peak Climb with EBC Trek, etc.  From Namche, one path leads to Everest base camp and another path heads to Gokyo Valley.  After one day of rest and Acclimatization, you will be heading to Dole, Machhermo, and Gokyo 4,800m. 

View from Gokyo-Ri 

Trekking in Everest Gokyo Ri is one of the popular Trekking in Nepal, Everest Region. View from Gokyo Ri one of the best you can experience in this trek. People are mostly targeting the destination for Everest base camp but most people are missing this one of the most beautiful sceneries with a beautiful lake. From Gokyo-Ri you can see a variety of mountain landscapes, including Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho-yu, Ama Dablam, Ngozumpo Peak, and the world’s largest Glacier Ngozumpo Glacier. If you choose this Gokyo Valley trekking you have the best viewpoint in the world. From one place you will see the world’s tallest 4 peaks including Khumbu Valley.

While you are doing Everest Gokyo-Ri Trekking, it will be the best sunset view from the Gokyo-Ri top. At sunset time, all the white peaks of the Alps evening turn a copper color, including Mount Everest. While the morning scenery is equally beautiful, the evening scenery is the most spectacular. 

Difficulty

Everest Gokyo-Ri trekking is a moderately difficult one. Difficulty of This trek requires a reasonable level of physical fitness and stamina as you will be walking for six to seven hours in the Nepal Himalayas. During December and January, the Gokyo-Ri peak is quite difficult to reach. There are narrow rocky trails and an icy slippery ascent. The ice can make climbing more challenging.

So, we recommend using crampons if you plan to climb at the end of autumn. We want your safe trekking, that’s why you understand the challenges and the complexities involved so that you can prepare for your safe journey to Mount Everest Gokyo Valley Trek. 

Best Time

Nepal is divided into three regions which are known as the Nepal Himalayan region, the Hilly region, and, the Terai region. The best time for the Gokyo Valley trek depends on the seasons for hiking and excursions in Nepal are spring and fall. Spring lasts three months (March, April, and May), and the autumn season lasts three months more (September, October, and November). If you want to go on some tough trips to Nepal, you can do so at any time of year. Trekking in winter can be difficult as the temperature could go beneath 0 degrees Celsius. Likewise in the Monsoon season, it will constantly rain which will make trekking strenuous and there is also the risk of cancellation of flights. so that Khumbu region and Khumbu Glacier views will be best during the high season of trekking as autumn and spring.

Normally, Spring is the peak climbing season and the best time for trekking too, and in this period some of the places are crowded.  While in Autumn there are fewer people, those who don’t like crowds tend to trek during this period. You can tour in winter and summer but trekking is difficult and unadvised.

Food and Accommodation 

In Everest Gokyo Ri Trek, the food and accommodation are normal as we get food in Nepal. Normally, for Nepal "Dal Bhat Power twenty-four hours" This slogan is very popular and fresh food. Which is a very common teahouse also provides. The Accommodations at Gokyo Lake trekking are very nice and clean. There are dining rooms with heaters in every tea house with private rooms with two beds and separate toilets. There is a Gokyo lake and it is known as Dudh Kunda. The third or main Gokyo Lake is a 3.3 square kilometer catchment area. 

Everest Gokyo Ri Trek Cost

The cost of the Everest Gokyo Ri trek starts from USD 1,110/- to onward in case you are looking for luxury service of mountain and city in Kathmandu. Better you should take medium price service which will be around USD 1,750/ per person in 2023 and 2024.  This budget includes a flight ticket for both directions, a permit, accommodation, a guide, a porter, three meals in trekking, and so on.

However, you will have to be aware that the cost will vary depending on the season and the activities you plan to do during your trek. Our Company Adventure A one Trek will be advised for your further plan and do our best to assist you.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu( 1,350 m / 4,430 ft) and transfer to Hotel.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, the Adventure A One Treks representative welcomes you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore around yourself if interested. 

Day 2 : Drive to Ramechhap Manthali fly to Lukla (30 minutes/ 2800m./ 9186ft) and trek to Phakding (2610m. /8500ft./4/5 hours trekking).

With an early morning drive to Ramechhap. it will tentative 5-hour drive and fly to Lukla. You will be arriving at Lukla airport. At Lukla, meet the porters before starting the trek. The route to Phakding is an easy one. Just keep your eyes open as the finest views of Kusum Kanguru can be collected. Phakding is a small settlement on the Dudh Koshi river bank. Enjoy a comfortable night's stay at the Phakding tea house.

Day 3 : Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m./11286ft./ 5/6 hours trekking).

Start the day with a good breakfast. Get into Monjo then enter Sagarmatha National Park- the home to the greatest Himalayan flora and faunas. The dense forest of blue pine, deodar, rhododendron, and more. On a clear day, you can also catch the first glimpse of Mount Everest on the way up to Namche Bazar. After six hours of trek, you will be reaching Namche Bazar- which is also famous as the Sherpa capital. Namche is the home of famous mountaineers. You will be staying two nights at Namche before heading up. 

Day 4 : Hike to Everest viewpoint (2 hours’ hike/3780m./12401ft.) and Namche Bazar exploration.

After breakfast, you will be hiking up to the Everest viewpoint to collect 360 views of the mountains. The viewpoint offers stunning views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. Later in the afternoon, you can explore Namche Bazaar or have a good rest in your hotel. 

Day 5 : Trek to Dole (4,110m /13484ft./5/6 hours’ trek).

Taking a different route than Everest base camp, you will be walking a winding path to Kyangima. Along the way, you will get a chance to spot the wildlife including colorful Danphe, Himalayan musk deer, mountain goat, etc. The route then diverts to the north to reach the ridge of Mong and then to the beautiful village of Phortse Thanga. Phortse onward, you will be taking an uphill route to get to Dole for the night. You will be staying overnight in a local village. 

Day 6 : Trek to Machherma(4,470m /14665ft./4/5 hours trek).

Relatively short day for the trek. You will be first getting to LhabarmaKharka and then to Luza. From Luza, you will be taking a downhill route to get to Machhermo. In the afternoon you are taking a short hike to collect the excellent views of Mt Cho-Oyo and other towering peaks. You will be spending the night at a local tea house

Day 7 : Trek to Gokyo(4,800m/15748ft./4/5 hours’ trek).

The scenic trail gradually leads to Gokyo Valley. The rocky path into the wonderful valley passing the glacial lakes is something amazing. Upon reaching the Gokyo Valley, you will get a chance to explore the lakes after lunch. The views of Mount Cho Oyo 8,188m  look even better. Enjoy exploring the wonderful valley. 

Day 8 : Hike to Gokyo Ri(5357m./17575ft./) and explore the glacial lakes.

The day is dedicated to the hike to Gokyo Ri and the exploration of the glacial lakes of Gokyo. Gokyo Ri offers the panorama of the world’s highest peaks from Mount Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taweche, and to the east rises Mount Makalu. Then you will get back to the hotel for the lunch. Post lunch you will be exploring the beautiful lakes of Gokyo. You will be spending your night at a local tea house

Day 9 : Trek to Dole (4,110m /13484ft./5/6 hours’ trek).

After exploring the wonderful valley of Gokyo and a fantastic trip to Gokyori, today you will be trekking back to Dole. You will be following the same way back to reach Dole. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Day 10 : Trek back to Namche Bazar (3440m./11286ft./5/6 hours trekking).

The easy and pleasant way. Although the distance is a bit longer, the route is mostly descending. You will be crossing the familiar villages before getting back to Namche Bazar. At Namche Bazar, you can go to the café to enjoy the good coffee and the fresh bakes. You will be staying overnight at a local tea house

Day 11 : Trek back to Lukla (2800m./9186ft./ 5/6 hours trekking).

Retrace the same way back, that you have followed up. Get the final glimpse of Mount Everest, enjoy the stunning trails, and wish good luck to the trekkers going up. At Lukla, you will be saying goodbye to your porter as well.


Day 12 : Scenic flight back to Kathmandu (30 minutes’ flight) and free time.

After collecting all the greatest memories of the trek, today you will be flying back to Ramechhap and driving back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can take a relaxing rest. 

Day 13 : Final departure .

With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With the hope of seeing you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye for this time. 

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