Gokyo Ri 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.
Airport pick up / transfer to your hotel / welcome and tour briefing.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing including many of the historical sites in the Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding. Overnight Phakding (2640m)
Fly to Lukla good views/ From Lukla / trail climbs to Ghat (2590) and on to Phadking. In Phakding at the top of the gompa there are some fine views of the mountains /overnight Phakding.
Day 04 : Phakding (2640m) to Namche Bazaar (3420m)Start trek after breakfast / good views of Thamserku peak on the way / trail climbs to Chomoa / an agricultural project / interesting place / gain an insight into the farming way of life of the people / from Chomoa trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m) / enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976) / continue some distance up hill to reach Jorsale (2830m) / long climb with views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m) / trail reaches Namche Bazaar / overnight
Day 05 : Namche Bazaar – rest day for acclimatization , visit Buddhist monastery, museum and or short hiking.
Rest day / side treks / hike to the Everest View Hotel / ideal place to overview Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc.
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Dole(4040 m).
Today we walk from Namche to Dole / overnight
Day 07 : Dole to Machhermo (4410m)
From Dole / trail climbs through a huge rock at Lhabarma (4330m) / carries on to Luza (4340m).From Luza the trail continues to climb to Machhermo (4410m) / good views of the mountains / overnight
Day 08 : Machhermo – Gokyo (4750m, 5 hrs)
Today pass through Machhermo / trail climbs and reaches Pangka (4390m) / Beyond Pangka the trail drops and again climbs steeply / from there you can see the massive Ngozmpa Glacier / finally arrive at Gokyo / overnight
Day 09 : Gokyo – visit Gokyo Ri (5340m), walk down Nala.(4440 m)
Take a look around Gokyo valley / best view you have to climb Gokyo RI (5357m) / also called Kala Patthar but not the Kala Patthar above Gorakshep / panoramic views of Cho Oyu (8201m), Gyachung Kang (7922m), Everest, Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (4063m), Cholaste and Tawachee. Walk down to Nala / overnight Stay in Nala.
Day 10 : Nala to Cho-La Pass (5,420m) and to Dzongla
After breakfast walk from Nala to Cho La Pass and walk up to Dzongla The views of Ama Dablam and Taweche are spectacular. Overnight Stay in Dzongla .
Day 11 : Dzongla to Lobuche (5018 m)
After a rough trail reach site at Lobuche / windswept collection of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche Peak (6119m). The Lhotse ridge is simply awesome from this angle / overnight
Day 12 : Lubuche-Everest Base Camp – Gorak Shep(5140m):
The trail continues to climb to Gorak Shep / trek leads finally to the Everest Base Camp (5,357m/17,575ft) / rocky and glacial trails where climbers gather for summiting Everest / back to Gorakh Shep. overnight
Day 13 : Gorak Shep-Kalapaththar (5545m) – Lubuche:
Early morning walk up to the famous viewing point of Kalapaththar (Black Rock 5,545 m)small peak offers best views of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam and many more you can get without climbing / Continue trek / return to Lobuche (4930m/12894ft) overnight.
Day 14 : Lobuche to Tengboche ( 3850 m)
Continue trek down to Tengboche / overnight
Day 15 : Tengboche to Monju (2850m)
We return back to Namche Bazaar / overnight in Monjo
Day 16 : Monju to Lukla
Numerous ascents and descents through the forest / rocky cliffs and sheer drops overlooking the river / finally reach Lukla / overnight
Day 17 : Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu / transfer to hotel / afternoon free
Day 18 : Transfer to airport /flight to onward destination
Cost: From £845 GBP per person
(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)
1. Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast basis as per the itinerary
2. City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private car
3. Entry fees to monumental zones in Kathmandu sightseeing / tour
4. Everest National Park Trekking / Entry permit
5. Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
6. Round trip (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) flight tickets
7. Accommodation in Guest houses/lodges during the trek
8. Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
9. Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
10. Transportation, accommodation, meals, allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
11. All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
12. Airport transfers for internal flights
13. Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required