Everest Gokyo Trekking

Everest Gokyo Trekking

Facts of Trip
Trip Duration:
11 Day(s)
Trip Grade:
Trekking Destination:
Gokyo Valley Trekking
Minimum altitude:
Maximum altitude:
September to late December and February to late June.
Aero plane
Walking Hour:
Approximately 6 - 7 hours each day.
Trip Highlights
  • Explore Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar
  • Panoramic view from Gokyo lake
  • Gokyo _Ri sunset view.

About Trip

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 Nepals 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.

Day to Day Itinerary
  • Day 01:Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours.
  • Day 02:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6 hours.
  • Day 03:Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.
  • Day 04:Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680 meters) 5 hours.
  • Day 05:Trek to Machherma (4470 meters). 5 hours.
  • Day 06:Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters) 6 hours.
  • Day 07:Trek to Gokyo Ri (5483 meters) and then Back to Gokyo. 5 hours.
  • Day 08:Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680 meters) 6 hours.
  • Day 09:Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village (3780meters) 5 hours.
  • Day 10:Trek to Lukla (2804 meters.) 6 hours.
  • Day 11:Morning flight to Kathmandu.
Cost 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
Cost 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.
  • Day 01
    Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Phakding (2610 meters) 3 hours.

    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.

  • Day 02
    Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 6 hours.

    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.

  • Day 03
    Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.

    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.

  • Day 04
    Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680 meters) 5 hours.

    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.

  • Day 05
    Trek to Machherma (4470 meters). 5 hours.

    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.

  • Day 06
    Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters) 6 hours.

    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.

  • Day 07
    Trek to Gokyo Ri (5483 meters) and then Back to Gokyo. 5 hours.

    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.

  • Day 08
    Trek to Phorste Thanga (3680 meters) 6 hours.

    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.

  • Day 09
    Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village (3780meters) 5 hours.

    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,

  • Day 10
    Trek to Lukla (2804 meters.) 6 hours.

    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.

  • Day 11
    Morning flight to Kathmandu.

    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.

Our cultural tour guides are pretty proficient. The trekking guide (Sirdar) and his assistants speak a reasonable amount of English and are good enough to explain to you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes or is of interest to you.

We try to bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful adventurous experience, and this is an invaluable opportunity to interact with each other in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises of a maximum 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our trek programs. For private trips, no minimum or maximum numbers apply.

All our trekking programs are classified into THREE different categories according to the level of altitude & terrain of the trek. Soft Adventure treks are only about a week to 10 days in duration. They generally don't go above 4000 meters and each day, you can expect to be walking for around 4 - 5 hours. While moderate to fairly challenging treks are longer treks that go right into high mountain country. Physically quite tiring, these involve approx 6-8 hours trekking along rocky ridges of high Himalayan peaks. Strenuous treks are longer treks that go far beyond the normal haunts of trekkers and tourists. Physically challenging, these may involve 7-9 hours trekking and likely to include unfavorable weather conditions and strenuous activities. It's definitely not for beginners. Basically, any trek can be challenging...u need to know your body & probably take a medical examination before doing any trek above 5000 meters and/or before doing strenuous treks.

Security of our clients is of foremost & vital importance for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Government of Nepal. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on 'camping treks' please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a 'Tea house or GAP trek' arrangement, you will be sleeping in a local tea house. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out. Prevention is always the best kind of cure.

On all our Camping treks we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, a dining tent and toilet tent; and all the main meals while trekking but not snacks. On Tea house treks, there is no necessity to provide any equipment.

In the event of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we surely believe will not happen; you will be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the event of your having to be evacuated; please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or u must be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform our office about the requirements of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, please send a name of the sick person and always give the exact location from where the helicopter can airlift you {our guides will help you on this} do not leave your stationed point even if you are getting better once you have called in the helicopter.

Depending on any given situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of your trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions on earth, where any unforeseen events may compel you to go for a change in your itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than a decade. We enjoy our work.

Yes, we do. If you prefer to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at a timeframe suiting your convenience. The number could range from a group of people that could be (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). Costs for private trips can be fixed on the basis of group size, trek area; duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR a SINGLE WOMAN, if required. However, if none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you; you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a solo trip. We can assign a local professional guide, porters etc whom you could trust with your life.

This is an abbreviation for 'Guide Accommodation and Porters' (GAP). This trek option is for those who only want basic support services from us. This is the most economical way to do trekking in Nepal. We provide an English speaking local Sherpa guide, book and pay for the accommodation in local lodges during trek and arrange required porters and trekkers who pay for their meals directly to the local lodge owner. This option works only on certain routes in the Everest, Langtang and Annapurna regions where trekking routes are served by the local folks in their tea house or lodges. You pay for your own meals. We take care of all the expenses of our staff.

On a CAMPING TREK we provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and western dishes. Your first meal of the day starts with a king size breakfast that consists of a choice of porridge, muesli or a cereal followed by eggs done to your style; it can be an omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. Dinner is a hearty 3 course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate is also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The cooking crew leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation. The head cook makes sure that all food is prepared with respect to personal hygiene. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for.

On the Tea House treks we provide standard breakfast, lunch and a three course dinner. Tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help you with the menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

On camping treks, our staff will boil and cook meals treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. On GAP treks, you will be able to buy safe hot drinks in the tea house. We recommend that you to bring water purification pills. On the trail, water from the streams is safe if away from settlements.

In cities like Kathmandu or Lhasa, accommodation will be in hotels of your preference. We have a pool of hotels that range from luxury deluxe to budget hotels. While on a trek, accommodation will depend on the trek style. If you are deciding for a camping trek, then you will be sleeping in tents. Whilst we endeavor to stay in the best possible accommodation along the way, you should be aware that most teahouses, particularly in the smaller villages, are quite basic. The bedrooms are usually very small, the shared bathroom facilities are often outside and meals are served in a communal dining hall. Although simple, the teahouses do provide shelter and warmth and are normally run by friendly local families. Tea house treks are less expensive than Camping treks and are largely suitable for small groups. Usually during peak or busy seasons if private rooms in smaller villages are fully occupied you might have to sleep in a dormitory; however, the feel of adventure is always there.

You should be moderately fit, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in high altitude conditions. Living up to a physical challenge is always good for you, no matter what. Trekking once a year is always the best regimen for your body's needs; as per recommendations from most health journals throughout the world.

The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm. Good shoes are of great importance. They must be sturdy and comfortable. For higher altitude treks where you may have to tread snow for long hours, good boots are available for rent in Kathmandu. In view of local customs, try not to wear too skimpy or revealing clothes. Your reception by locals can vary greatly on the way you dress.

Yes, you can definitely change the lodge if you feel it is not in order by talking it over with your guide, (provided there are other lodges with good rooms in the vicinity).

We accommodate trekking groups in local lodges available on the trail. As it is not possible to book the rooms days in advance, we send a porter few hours ahead of the group each day to book the rooms.

Our airport representative & a vehicle will be waiting you at the arrival gate of the airport, in his hand will be a plaque board holding your name with the Outshine Adventure tag clearly written on top of the board…you can’t lose us.

Obtaining a Nepalese visa on arrival is easier except that you may have to spend some precious time queuing. If you get your visa in advance, you can avoid the queue. Also, don’t forget to bring cash as ATMs are not available at the airport.

Note: If you are staying for more than 15 days, don’t forget to arrange a visa for 30 days.

You can get your money exchanged at your hotel or we will recommend you the better place where you can get good exchanging rates. So once you are here in Kathmandu, visit us for further information.

The weight limit for the trek is 15kgs per guest, as it is the maximum weight that the porters can carry. It is also important to note that "hard" luggage poses a problem: soft "duffel-bags" are recommended which we provide. The lighter you are the better for the trails…

You can keep your luggage & valuable items in a locker at the hotel in Kathmandu for free of charge.

Most of the teahouses have electricity facilities during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices on the trail.

You will only have to carry a daypack, which should be a reasonable size to carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, etc. Your other packs are carried by porters. Again we stress on the wisdom of always ‘travel light’.

Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although at night it is generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected to avoid being on the dark side of the moon.

You can get hot shower services throughout the trip. However, the higher you climb the less pleasant it will be. It’s better to be on the safe side of things.

Altitude mountain sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern in the Khumbu region. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! When trekking, its vital to realize that you must always hike at a pace that is convenient to your body…& not to anyone else’s, make sure you feel comfortable when trekking & listen to your body…always.

These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries. YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON OUTSHINE ADVENTURE, NO MATTER WHERE…

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Excelente Trekking Gokio Ri
Excelente Trekking Gokio Ri

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

Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo and Chola Pass
Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo and Chola Pass
Thanks to Gokul and his super efficient team for helping me and my wife plan a 12 day trip to Everest Base Camp, via Gokyo Lakes and the Chola Pass.
It was a very well planned trip, and we had the best of his team - Gokul chhabi and pream (our indefatigable porter).
Gokul went out of his way to make sure our trip was well organized. This was despite a 2 day delay due to elections in Nepal and unpredictable weather at Lukla. Rajan arranged for additional stays for us and was prompt with alternative flight arrangements. chhabis guidance during the 12 day trek was excellent, he ensured that we were fighting fit for long hours of trekking each day and knew the routes very well. His sense of humor and knowledge made our travel light and enjoyable. Both him and Chatur our porter, literally dragged us up during the arduous climb up Chola pass. Chatur, our porter was already an extraordinary person...a machine really, who was not only carried our burden but was always ready to come back and help us during difficult climbs. The weather in May 2nd and 3rd week was also exceptional, we saw magnificient Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu in brilliant clear light and summitted Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar en route.
This is our second trip with Outshine Adventure, earlier in October 2016 , we did an even longer 19 days trek covering the Entire Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp in one sustained trip. Outshine Adventures team hospitality and care and concern is what brought us back to Nepal.
Great Job gokul, Thank you for making a once in a lifetime journey like this even more memorable.
Definitely the best option if you want to visit Nepal. Gokul, the owner and all his staff will arrange everything you need to visit this amazing country . The prices are very good and they will take care of you behind their responsibilities.
I totally recommend it to anyone who is traveling Nepal for hiking, trekking or just visit the amazing cities that this country can offer to anyone .
Everest Gokyo Trek
Everest Gokyo Trek

Hello All,

I did in November 2016 a trek from Lukla to Gokyo Ri, passing through Namche Baazar, Machhermo, etc. Reaching the summit in Gokyo, passing through Chola Pass till Dzongla, and headed to EBC and Kalapatthar. Then descending to Lukla by Pheriche, Tengboche, etc. I have to mention the treat was very correct, friendly and everything said was accomplished, by the management (Gokul) and by the guide (Santosh) and the porter (Preim). Fantastic time in a wonderful atmosphere with the Team. No problem at all and a stunning experience. Thank you so much for your work, I have reached a dream. Keep going like that and next trip to Nepal I will contact you again.

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