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Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code HT-36
  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Costs: Starts from US $1,400.00
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Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is for the trekkers who desire to trek in high altitude to peer the splendid biggest mountain in the world and might take care of excessively cold weather. Exploring the stunning, turquoise Gokyo lakes, hiking Gokyo-Ri of Everest, extremely good views of planet's most beautiful peaks are the special functions of this trek. This trek will provide you complete pleasure as you’ll get a chance to enjoy the actual journey with Halesi Treks team members. 

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is the alternative and exception of the traditional Everest Base Camp Trekking that offers the magnificent view of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest one in the Nepal Himalayas. you can experience the most popular mountains like Mt. Cho-Oyo (8201m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8501m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), etc. which are clearly visible in a panorama views from Gokyo Ri (5483m) This extraordinary trek is also worthy in a sense that it offers an ample opportunity to explore the amazing destination and its impressive sight, which is beyond human imagination. The most remarkable feature of the Gokyo Lake Trekking is the view of a tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (7922m) located in the Khumbu region. Gokyo valley is a magnificent place once a yak pasture situated near the Gokyo Lake with the view of Himalaya and you can encounter its wild nature.

Trip Highlights:

  • Walk next to the longest glacier of the Himalayan, Ngozumpa, and six turquoise glacial lakes at Gokyo
  • Trek to Gokyo Ri which brings Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Gokyo Lakes, and the Ngozumpa Glacier in one single frame.
  • Experience amazing wildlife including the Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Monal and maybe even the Snow Leopard.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m) Transfer to the Hotel

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652) 3/4 hrs.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440) 5/6 hrs.

Day 04: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazar to Dole-(4,110m) 5/6 hrs.

Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machhermo ( 4470m.) 5 hrs.

Day 07: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo ( 4800m) 4/5 hrs.

Day 08: Explore Gokyo Valley and Acclimatization.

Day 09: Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri ( 5365m) and trek back to Machhermo. 6/7 hrs.

Day 10: Trek from Machhermo to Namche Bazaar( 3440m) 5 hrs.

Day 11: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 6 hrs.

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 13: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Cost Details

  • Airport picks and drops by private vehicle
  • Accommodation during the Gokyo trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during Gokyo  trekking
  • Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage
  • Accommodation,food,drinks,salary
  • insurance, transportation for the Guide and porter
  • Everest national park entry permits
  • TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System card)
  • All additional government vat.
  • Domestic flight both ways from Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • 2-night Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International airfare
  • personal Travelers insurance
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses ( laundry)
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation,
  •  personal illness, strike etc.
  • In case of emergency rescue helicopter if needed. We will manage.
  • Tips for porter and guide
  • Hot shower

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m) Transfer to the Hotel

arrival in the Kathmandu airport you will be greeted by Halesi Treks representative and will be transferred to the Hotel. overnight at the Hotel.

Trip Note

Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even canceled due to bad weather condition. So, you should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. But we will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting early flight for the next day may not be possible during the high season so, we can arrange flight by helicopter as well but it will be an extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter a helicopter from Kathmandu – Lukla.  It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. We can arrange you cultural / adventure tours (such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari, with extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back.

If the flight is delayed and canceled for several days which could disturb your onward journey, you are free to choose trekking in Annapurna, Langtang and other regions and we are Halesi Treks arrange the alternative trek.

Fixed Departure

The below-given cost is per person and the below-given fixed departure dates are available for you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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