Gokyo Ri Trekking is one of the famous trekking in Everest region in Nepal.In the world’s highest mountain has several different names. From the westerners it became Mount Everest in 1865.More recently the government of Nepal has given it the name Sagarmatha Himal it means “Head of Ocean”.Mount Everest lies in Solukhumbu Region in Nepal. Gokyo ri 5360m above the sea level, is located on the west of the Ngozumpa Glacier ,is the largest glacier in Nepal.The image of this region is associated with the soaring view of the most popular Mountain in Nepal ,at an altitude of 8,000 including Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from gokyo ri 5360m above gokyo lake.
The beginning of the same route hiking Everest base camp trek we walk walk same trekking route walk from lukla to Namche and Kyngjuma we separate the way to Gokyo ri trek from kyngjuma on the way we will stay two night in the Sherpa local village call Namche awar Bazar 3440m in Namche we stay must stay one more night for rest day and acclimatize day for day trip to hiking Everest hotelalso we called Japanise hotel the elevation of 3860m,the best view from here – Thamserku,Khangtega,Amadablam,Lhotse,Everest,Nuptse range ,Taboche peak and holi mountaim is called Khumbila.
After visiting namche valley we will head up the valley leaving the usual Everest trail we will separate the gokyo trail from Kyangjuma after that we will walk up Mongla also have a best view after that following the rivers run off from the Ngozumpa glacier.The best view from Gokyo ri 5360m in afternoon is more beautiful time to see the sun set over the Glimmering gokyo lake and all mountain view if weather is blue sky.
Gokyo lake is the best Destination of Gokyo ri trek also famous for 1st lake to 5th lakes in Sagarmatha National Park it is situated at Khumjung V.D.C . Gokyo lakes ,many Hindu and Budhist people takes holy bath during off season on August the Nepali Janai Purnima Festival which usually occurs in the month of August.After exploring Gokyo ri trek, we will took same way back to Namche and Lukla to finish the trip and next day took flight back from lukla to ktm.
|Location:||Namche, Everest Region|
|Maximum Altitude:||5357 mtrs|
|Trekking Style:||Tea House/Homestay|
|Best Season:||March-May, Sept-Nov|
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu| Check into Hotel.
Your international flight to Nepal will be a scenic one, allowing you to enjoy the magnificent vista of the majestic Himalayas from a bird’s viewpoint. You will be landing in Kathmandu, where our team representative shall shower you with a warm welcome and then escort you to your hotel room. Leisure for the remainder of the day.
Day 02 :Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610 m).
Provided that you don’t take a nap on your 40-minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will catch a spectacular view of the snowcapped Himalayan peaks dazzling beautifully under the light of the morning sun. Then, after landing on the soil of Lukla, we will begin our first hike to Phakding. It’s only about 3 hours further. Just stick to the path alongside the Dudh Koshi river, make some ups and downs over the hillside, cross over suspension bridges whenever the path turns too difficult, and in a while you will ultimately reach Phakding.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m).
Now we march off to the prosperous Sherpa settlement known widely as the Namche Bazaar. It’s actually a marketplace, the main trading hub of the Khumbu region (no wonder, it’s always teeming with native traders and yak caravans of Tibetan merchants).
The path from Phakding, as we head upstream by Dudh Koshi, is lined with pretty rhododendron flowers and blue pine forest. A short climb will bring us to the Benkar village (great spot to check out the majestic Mt. Thamserku, 6,608m), then to Monjo (an awesome place to lodge at) and at the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park (where our trekking permits will be checked). Further up, there’s the Jorsale (2830m) village, beyond which is our destination for the night – the Namche Bazaar.
Day 04: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar 3440m.
Altitude sickness can ruin our trek. Hence, we dedicate this day for you to acclimatize yourself with the Himalayan terrain. You can witness the lifestyle of the mountain people, check out the infrastructures here and pay a visit to the Tourist Visitor Center to gain some knowledge of the Everest region.
We will even make a short trek to the nearby Khumjung valley or we can also climb up to Syangboche (the famous airstrip), and make way to Everest View Hotel so as to capture some stunning pictures of Mt Everest and other exotic peaks, like Mt Ama Dablam and Lhotse. Linger a while to catch the sunset over these majestic Khumbu peaks, and then return to your guesthouse at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4200m).
We will make a pleasant hike through the lovely Khumjung village, admiring the incredible views of Mt. Thamserku, Ama Dablam and Kantega peaks. After passing the village, the trail moves up to towards the large Buddhist shrine (a Chorten) standing on the top of a ridge, which descents down from the sacred Khumbila peak (5734m) – where the patron deity of the Khumbu-ians is supposed to have its abode.
Next comes a descent through Kayangjuma to Sanasa, then an ascent up to Mongla Pass (with awesome views of My Khumbila, Ama Dablam, Tawoche and Thamserku). Descent down to Dudh Koshi river, cross over a bridge, and make way across a thick rhododendron & birch forest (watch out for lichens as well as for exotic wildlife like the musk deer, Himalayan Thar or the lovely pheasant). In a while, you will reach the Phorse Tenga and then a little bit further up is Dole (lodge at a teahouse).
Day 06: Trek from Dole to Machchhermo (4470m).
There’s a ridge above Dole, and it’s through that scenic ridge that we will make our way to Lhabarma, and then pass numerous summer settlements on our way to Luza, enjoying the grand vistas of the Mt Cho Oyu, Thamserku and Kantega peak. Further up is the Dudh Koshi valley, and we walk through the hillside, walking across little lovely villages and sandy paths, towards Machchhermo.
A stream, originating from Phari Lapche abd Kyajo Ri peaks, runs through the middle of this beautiful Machchhermo village. More over, this hamlet is even famous as the place where the Yeti was first sighted at in 1974.
Day 07: Trek from Machchhermo to Gokyo (4970m).
First, a steady climb through this ridge with a Chorten/Buddhist Shrine on it, then walking a bit further on, we will come up at Pangka (the infamous spot where an avalanche swept by and took the lives of 40 people). Next, we make our way across the steep moraine of Ngozamba Glacier, which opens up to Gokyo valley. The first holy lake, Longpongo, will welcome you into Gokyo, and you might stumble upon the Lama footprints carved in the stone. Further up is Taboche Tsho, the second lake that is connected to the third lake by a stream.
It’s on the shore of Dudh Pokhari, the third lake that the charming hamlet of Gokyo dwells (it’s nothing more than a cluster of weather-beaten lodges). Ready your camera as you lay your eyes on the turquoise lake, made even prettier by the Cho Oyu peak looming behind it and the sun hanging above them (the view is incredible especially during sunset and sunrise). For the moment, you will rest for a while in the village, drinking in the beauty of the lake and the exquisite landscape surrounding it.
Day 08: Climb Gokyo Ri and trek to Machermo (4400m).
Rise up early to climb to the Gokyo Ri, which hangs above the Gokyo village at the northern edge of the lake. From this spot, you will catch the most exquisite view ever of the Himalayas, especially that of the Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu and other neighboring snow peaks. Later on, we can hike up to the Scoundrel’s Viewpoint, exploring the fourth, fifth and even the sixth lake of Gokyo if time permits. After Gokyo, it’s around 4 hours hike back through Pangka and Machcchermo village on your way to the lovely settlement at Machermo 4400m.
Day 09: Trek from Machermo to Namche(3440m).
From Machermo, then we descend back to the beautiful khumbu valley surrounded by exotic peaks. Next we follow the Dudh Koshi river, streaming down from Ngozamba Glacier, and then walk through the rhododendron forests all the way back to Dole,Mongla and Kyngjuma and Namche Bazer.
Day 10: Trek from Namche to Lukla (2840m).
Today we hike back to the familiar neighborhood of Namche Bazaar, and then make way back through rhododendron and birch forests toLukla.
Day 11: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Board a domestic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, enjoying the incredible sight of the Himalayas from the air. Land on the soil of Kathmandu, the city of temples, and then you may go on to catch your international flight back to your home country.
- Airport pick up & drop off service.
- Flight transport: KTM to Lukla to KTM both way Flight tickets.
- National park fare: All necessary national park fee.
- 3 Meal during the trekking and 3 Tea (Breakfast, Tea/Lunch,Tea/ & Dinner,Tea).
- Insurance: Insurance for guide & porter as per state law.
- Others: All government & local taxes as per the itinerary.
- Trekking permit & Tims card.
- Trekking map.
- Guide & porter.
- Accommodation in a tea house trek during the Trekking.
- Items of a person nature
- Your travel insurance.
- Sleeping bag & down jacket, Rain gear etc.
- Nepal visa fee (US$25 for 15 Day & US$40 for 30 Days.
- Tips for Guide & Porters.
- Personal Expenses eg extra porter, Hot Shower during the trekking, Laundry.
- Personal need such as Trekking poles, water bottle.