Gokyo Trek

Monastery visit, superb mountain views including Everest, picturesque Sherpa settlements, Mani stones, monasteries, visit of Gokyo peak (5480m) & Gokyo Lake (4750m), View of Khumbu Glacier, friendly Sherpa peoples and many more...
  • Duration:10 Days
  • Trip Grade:Strenuous
  • Max Group Size:1
  • Best Time:February till May & September till December

Trip Overview

Gokyo trek is known as Gokyo Ri trek starts from Lukla after 45 minute mountain flight from Kathmandu, following up the Dudh Koshi river valley towards Namche, and other main villages of Khumbu, Thame & Khumjung. After Khumjung Valley we branch off from the main busy trail towards the sleepy village of Phortse Tenga and finally reaching to our ultimate destination at Gokyo. Gokyo, a one time yak pasture is blessed with two beautiful high lakes.

The mountains are spectacular, the Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest in the Nepal Himalaya and from a ridge above Gokyo, and for 8000m peaks (Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu) are visible at once. The view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang (7922m) is one of the most dramatic panoramas in Khumbu. There are many options for additional exploration and high-altitude walking, including the crossing Renjo La (5,388m) and trek to Thame or Cho La, a 5420m-high pass into Khumbu however we will not cross these passes in this trek. We will come back  to Lukla almost a same route.The trek starts in Lukla.

Clients carry daypack only and walk at their own pace. The trekking hours will be about 6-7 hr per day.

  • Day 01  Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2640m) (L, D)
  • Day 02  Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 03  Acclimatization day/explore around (B, L, D)
  • Day 04  Trek to Phortse Thanga (3600m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 05  Trek Thanga to Machhermo (4410m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 06  Trek to Gokyo (4750m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 07  In the morning trek to Gokyo Peak (5480m) and back to Dole (B, L, D)
  • Day 08  Trek to Namche via Khumjung (3780m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 09  Trek to Lukla (2840m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 10  Fly to Kathmandu (B)


Before Trekking:

  • Day 00  Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)

After Trekking:

  • Day 00  Day at leisure/ Farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 00  Drive to Airport for Return flight (B)

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or degraded depend on your budget.

  • Domestic airport drop and pickup service
  • Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket
  • Trekking conservation permit
  • Trekking Register Certificate
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 person)
  • Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek in double occupancy
  • All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Sleeping bag (only if require)
  • Government taxes and service charges
  • Drinks and Bar Bill (beverage) in the tea house trek
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal use trekking equipment
  • Tipping to guide and porter

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Detailed Itinerary

Altitude: 2640M
Trek Length: 3 Hours
Meal: Lunch, Dinner

We take an early morning flight to Lukla, where all Everest treks begin. As we start our Trekking
from there we gradually descend towards the village of Phakding with a glimpse of
Mt.Khumbila. Overnight at Phakding.

Altitude: 3440M
Trek Length: 6 hours
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start our trek after breakfast as we slowly and gradually ascend through the pine forests.
We cross Dudh Koshi River as we pass the monjo village as we enter the Everest national park
region. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the
Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which
is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. Overnight at Namche.

Altitude: 3440M
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As we enter the high altitude region, we have a free day at the town of Namche. At this day we
will prepare ourselves for the days to come. Namche is a beautiful town located at the foothills
of the Everest Mountain ranges. We can hike-up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the
sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku,
Kongde. Overnight at Namche.

Altitude: 3600M
Trek Length: 5 Hours
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We ascend our climb passing the Khumjung hill then descending east towards the Dudhkoshi
River and taking turn towards the north. The trail descends in a sequence of steep zigzags down
the slope to the Dush Koshi. Overnight in Phortse Thanga.

Altitude: 4410M
Trek Length: 5 Hours

Following the path of the Dudh Koshi River it is an uphill climb to Machhermo. Walking
alongside the beautiful Rhododendron forest. We will continue our uphill journey passing
different villages finally reaching Machhermo. Overnight at Machhermo.

Altitude: 4750M
Trek Length: 5.5 Hours
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek today takes us at one of our main destinations, Gokyo. Gokyo village stands by the third
lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as an environment sets an amazing remarkable sight here.
Overnight at Gokyo.

Altitude: 5480M/4500M
Trek Length: 8 Hours
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning, we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483 m.
As we ascend, the views become even more fantastic and we can see four of the seven highest
peaks of Nepal, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. We descend our trial with the same path
and stay overnight at Dole.

Altitude: 3441M
Trek Length: 7 Hours
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We follow the trail back ascending and descending towards the town of Namche Bazzar.
Namche Bazar being one of the high altitude town you can always enjoy the views and the
surrounding around and in the town. Overnight at Namche.

Altitude: 2804M
Trek Length: 6 Hours
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We finally bid our good bye’s to the Everest area as it is the last day of our trek. We enjoy and
celebrate our achievements that we have achieved during the journey as we descend towards
the Village of Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.

Altitude: 1400M
Meal: Breakfast

We say good bye to the village town of Lukla as we fly back to Kathmandu where our staff will
transfer you back to the hotel of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Gokyo Ri trek is highly adjustable trek, we can manage rest day at Gokyo and manage for side trips at
fifth lake at near to Cho Oyu Base Camp.
(NOTE: Since this information is a standard representation of what we provide, the above trip
schedule can be customized as per your request and requirements.)

Client's Reviews

Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia

From Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

United Kingdom

I have been from Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

Allessandra L,
United Kingdom

We did the 12-day itinerary trekking to Everest Base Camp. We booked it all from England and communicated with the owner Hari via email. Such a nice family that owns and runs this business. Very friendly and welcoming. We had loads of cups of tea with them in their shop in Thamel before and after our trek.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia
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