Everest Gokyo TrekkingEverest Gokyo Trekking

Everest Gokyo Trekking

  • Duration11 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude 5883m.
  • Activity Trekking
  • Best Time September to late December and February to late June.
Trip Highlights
  • Explore Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar
  • Panoramic view from Gokyo lake
  • Gokyo _Ri sunset view.

A very traditional trekking, Everest Gokyo Trekking gives the trekkers magnificent views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier which is the largest in Nepal's Himalayas. With so many popular mountains with most of them being in the height range of 8000 like Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which can be seen from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake, this trek has always been famous among the trekkers. One of the best things about this whole trek is the view that we can get from the wonderful ice point between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region.

Everest Gokyo trekking, which takes us past many monasteries and gives us the wonderful view of Everest and other snow towering mountains get closer is the best experience one could have in these treks. Our rest stop will be Namche where we will allow us to explore the region and acclimatize. Then a trek to Everest Gokyo Ri(5483 meters), and a leisure return to the Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.

Everest Gokyo trekking is best done in the beginning of March to end of May and beginning of September to end of December. However, you can always look at the itinerary and make amend as per your desire or your holidays.

Trip Itinerary

    Today, we will take a short 40 minutes scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Upon reaching Lukla, we will begin our trek towards Phakding. We will ascend slowly along the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. The trail will present us beautiful views of Mt. Nupla, Kusum Kanguru, Kwongde Range, and other mountains. From here, another two hours walk will take us to Phakding Village where we will be staying for a night.


       We will trek on the Dudh Koshi valley in north going through pines. We will cross small suspension bridges twice and reach Monjo, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. From here, we ascend towards Jhorsalle and further trek through fir, rhododendron, and magnolia forests. We will then again ascend steeply all the way up to the Namche Bazar. Upon reaching here, we will get to see the first glimpse of the Himalayas.


         Today is our acclimatization day in Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is one of the biggest settlements in the Khumbu region. We will find several bookstores, coffee shops, and souvenirs shops here. We will go on a short hike to Khumjung which, is a Sherpa village. We will get to see amazing views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, and many more. After spending some time here, we will trek back to Namche Bazar.


           We will begin ascending along with the beautiful views of the Himalayas. We will also get to see wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan Thar, pheasant on our way. We will reach Khumjung after few descends and ascends. Further, we again descend and cross Dudh Koshi River and ascend through rhododendron forest to reach Phortse Thanga.


             We will begin ascending steeply to Dole through birch and rhododendron forest. On the way, we will see stunning views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku. Further, we will trek on a rugged trek with few dwarf rhododendrons. We will walk along the Dudh Koshi through some small settlements and reach Machhermo where we will be going to stay for a night.


               We will begin ascending through a ridge chorten from where we can see the magnificent views of down the valley and of the Mt. Kangtega, Thamserku, and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8,201 m). Further, we will cross a bridge over a stream cross the first lake, Longpongo. From here we will continue trekking and cross the second lake, Taboche Tsho and then the third lake, Dudh Pokhari. Gokyo village stands by the third lake, which is also our ultimate destination for today. 


                 Today, we will explore Gokyo, visit lakes, and hike to Gokyo Ri. We will begin our steep climb to reach the top. We will see Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal and the panoramic view of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), and many more. We will then witness glorious fourth lake, Thonak Tsho and the fifth lake, Ngozuma Tsho. 


                   We will descend back to Phortse Thanga on the same route as we came. The trail steeply descends through rhododendron and fir forests. We might see wildlife on our way. Further, we will cross a bridge over Dudh Koshi River and ascend to reach Phortse Thanga where we are going to stay for a night.


                     Today, we will begin our trek by descending steeply through beautiful rhododendron forests. Further, we will ascend on a sandy slope to the Dudh Koshi Valley and then descend to rach Khumjung. From here a short walk will take us to Namche Bazar,


                       We will descend all the way down to Phakding through the ridge, several small villages, and rhododendron & pine forests. From here, the trail became easy. We will descend steeply throughout the trek with gorgeous views of lush green forest and mountain scenery. Upon reaching Lukla, we will freshen up and explore the nearby area.


                         Today, we will wake up early in the morning. After having a light breakfast, we will fly back to Kathmandu. The flight we will be scenic and present us amazing views of snow-capped Himalayas and hills. 

                        Cost Details
                        Price Includes

                        To quote you with an exact or approximate price, we need the number of persons in your group, the category of hotel, the mode of transportation (by plane or by bus or by jeep etc) & any alternation in your itinerary. Please contact us with these important details first so that we can get back to you on the cost.

                        • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
                        • Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu.
                        • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus according your trip.
                        • All your standard Meals during the trek.
                        • Best available Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
                        • Local Sherpa licensed English speaking Guide. We have some other languages guide as your require.
                        • The required number of local staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
                        • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
                        • Everest National Park permits.
                        • Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag by Outshine Adventure Trekking.
                        • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
                        • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
                        • All our government taxes
                        Price Excludes
                        • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
                        • Your travel insurance.
                        • Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry.
                        • Personal trekking Equipments.
                        • Tips for trekking staff and driver--Tipping is expected.
                        • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
                        Travelers Review
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                          Luis PChile,October 29, 2019
                          rating star

                          Excelente Trekking Gokio Ri

                          Gokul se portó excelente! Desde el inicio a fin! Habla muy bien español y aunque tuvimos cambios en nuestros vuelos se adecuó a todo, y sin ningún cargo adicional!!!! Muy recomendable para las personas latinas que visitan Nepal, ya que tiene una amplia variedad de tours... además el hotel que nos quedamos (incluido en paquete) de excelente calidad! El guía Chhabi y portador Aity excelentes personas, muy atentos y buenas personas. Quedamos muy felices por esta gran experiencia en los Himalayas.

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