Gokyo Ri Everest Base Camp Trek

The trek to Gokyo offers an alternative to the traditional Everest base camp trek  that  takes adventurous trekkers to  fabulous Gokyo Valley, source of grand Dudh Koshi River – the large Ngojumba Glacier, the famous Cho La pass,  and the astonishing view points of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar along with Everest Base Camp – and obviously through the landmarks of Everest region with majestically soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas, colorful monasteries and prayer flags, the Namche Bazzar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and many more. Gokyo, a hidden valley with gorgeous blue lakes in the lap of Himalaya has its own reputation among the adventurous souls. Many trekkers yearn to visit the Gokyo valley as a side trip during their Everest Base Camp Trek and they feel their Everest trek incomplete if they happen to miss the trip to Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Peak, and the famous pass, Cho La. The entire area is blessed with abounding natural beauty of shimmering Lakes. Beyond peace of mind at the tranquil appearance of the glacial Lakes, we can enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of four above 8000 m massifs and other mountain ranges from the best view point of Everest Region, the Gokyo Ri – because panorama from here is more spectacular than that from the Kala Patthar viewpoint. From Goyko Ri, more of Everest itself is visible than from Kala Pattar above Gorak Shep. The mountains are more spectacular, the Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest in the Nepal Himalaya and, from a ridge above Goyko, four 8000-meter peaks (Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu) are visible. The view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang (7922m) is one of the most dramatic panoramas in Khumbu Himalaya.

Day 01: Pick up upon arrival and transfer to Kathmandu Hotel
Day 02: Explore the heritage sites, temples and monastery’s of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding 2700 meters
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar – 3450 meters
Day 05: Acclimatization day – Explore Hotel Everest View and back
Day 06:  Trek to Tengboche Monastry – 3860 meters and 6 hours walk
Day 07: trek to Dingboche – 4290 meters – 6 hours walk
Day 08: Rest day means explore around
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche – 4910 meters – 6 hours walk
Day 10: Trek to Gorekhsheep and continue to Everest Base Camp  (5364m) and back Goreksheep for overnight – 7 hours walk – 5180 meters.
Day 11: Hike up to kalapatthar (5555m) and trek to Dzongla (4620m)
Day 12: Trek to Thangna (4650m) – 6 hours walk
Day 13: Trek to Gokyo Village (4750 m) – 6 hours walk
Day 14: Extra explore day in Gokyo – better to reach fifth lake
Day 15: Hike to Gokyo Ri  (5484m) and trek down to machhermo (4410m) – 7 hours
Day 16: Trek back to Namche bazaar – 5 hours
Day 17: Trek back to Lukla
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and rest or shopping
Day 19: Fly back to home or final departure.
The itinerary of the trip can be changed as per your interests.
We do have several departures throughout the year if you look forward to join the group please drop us an email.

Service includes

01.   Pick up upon arrival from Kathmandu airport
02.   Three night Kathmandu accommodation with breakfasts
03.   Guided tour of Kathmandu Valley around world heritage sites with private transport
04.   Kathmandu to Lukla and return flight
05.   Everest National Park fees and Tims
06.   An experienced, well English speaking, government license holder guide with his all payments during the trek
07.   One porter to carry your bags during the with his all payments
08.   Your all meals (Breakfasts/Lunches/Dinners) during the trek days
09.   Tea house or lodge accommodation along the trek
10.   First aid medical kid box services
11.   Emergency Co-operation services
12.   Company service charges, taxes and fees

Service does not include

  • All meals in Kathmandu except farewell dinner and breakfast.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral water, beer.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Rescue operation.
  • International airfare and tax (approximately $ 24).
  • Nepal tourist visa fee ( $ 25 for 15 days and $ 40 for 30 days multiple entry visa).
  • Tips for guide and porter.( They highly expect but not compulsory).