27th Mar 2018
Photo of 14 DAYS GOKYO RI TREKS by Jawane

The settlement of Gokyo is located between a lake and the lateral moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier and was no more than a summer yak pasture until several lodges was built to cater for trekkers. Gokyo Ri lies at the northern edge of Dudh Pokhari lake. It is reached by following a zig zag path up the hillside. The walk is technically very straightforward but can be pretty tough if you are still in the process of acclimatising to altitude. Just go slowly, take your time and you will enjoy it. As you climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into view and from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself (5360m.), you have one of the finest views of Everest to be had in the Khumbu. At your feet the massive Ngozumpa Glacier (the largest glacier in Nepal) stretches from the foot of Cho Oyu, an 8200m summit to the north almost to the slopes of Cholatse.

If the afternoon is clear (unfortunately it often clouds over) seize the opportunity (and a head torch) and go up Gokyo Ri to watch the sun setting on Everest and Makalu, respectively the highest and fifth highest summits in the world. This is a sight that you will not forget.

Guideline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft), trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 3 – 4 hours

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: acclimatization

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Phorse (3810 m/ 12,496 ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 07: Phorse Village to Machhermo-(4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 08: Machharmo to Gokyo (4800 m/15,744 ft): 5 – 6 hours

Day 09: Gokyo Valley: Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft) and hike to fifth lakes: 5 – 6 hours

Day 10: Gokyo to Dole: 3 – 4 hours

Day 11: Dole to Namche Bazaar: 4 – 5 hours

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6 – 8 hours

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 14: Final departure

Cost Including 

Airport pickup and drop to (TIA) Airport Transfer to Hotel.

Guided sightseeing tour in Swayambunath and Bhaktapur

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla.

One English speaking Guide (government license holder trek Guide)

2 client have 1 porter ( porter carry only 25 Kg)

All Nepali trekking stuff Insurance and accommodation food transportation salary.

3 time meal I.e (breakfast, lunch, Dinner, Tea, coffee, Hot lemon)

Accommodation at local guest house twin sharing

3 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 3/ 4 star categories twin sharing with B/B Basic

Sagarmatha National park fee and TIM card.

Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Porter equipment

Cost Excludes

Nepal Visa fee (you must have your own accurate USD cash along with two passport sized photo)

International airfare charges

Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, you will have to pay yourself)

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure.

Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge,

Extra porters, boiled water, shower, heater, etc.

Tips for Guide and porter

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