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14 Days Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek

14 Days Gokyo Lakes and GokyoRi Trek

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Duration: 14 days

Cost: $1460

Accommodation:

  • 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu 
  • Best Available Lodge in Trekking

Meals:

  • Breakfast 
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner 

Activities:

  • Active walking 
  • flight to Lukla 
  • Kathmandu sightseeing 
  • explore Sherpa culture 

Group size: min2-max 12 people (we can customize trip as per your request as well)
  Max-altitude: 5,545m/18,192ft
Destination: Nepal Fitness level: Moderate 
Arrival and Departure From: Kathmandu, Nepal 
Meals: all meals during the trek (including breakfast in Kathmandu)
Accommodation: standard hotel and luxurious tea houses.
Transport: Domestic flight/ Tourist vehicles
Best time: March-May & Sept-Dec

Our Everest trek via Gokyo RI and Gokyo Lake is one of the most favorite treks among the trekkers. This trek follows the less crowded route through the most amazing trials via Gokyo Ri and Cho La pass. 
Our journey starts with the breathtaking flight to Lukla. We will get to view the most amazing 35 minutes views of the Himalayas. After landing to Lukla we will meet with rest of our team members have some breakfast and start our trek. We will pass through several Sherpa villages where we can get the picturesque of the lifestyles, culture and traditions of our friendly Sherpa people. We will follow the downhill trial for the first day and start with high climb towards Namche from the second day. After reaching Namche Bazaar we will be moving towards the classic trade route heading up towards the Dudh Koshi valley through Dole and Machermo before reaching to Gokyo. We can get the view of 5 lakes with sparkling turquoise. Besides this we can also get the magnificent views of the Cho Oyo and Mt. Everest. From there we will be trekking down to one of the three great pass of Khumbu region Cho La pass via Tragnag. We will rejoin the main base camp route walking up to the Gorak- Shep after descending from Cho La pass. We will also visit the Base Camp and climb to Kala Patthar before descending to Dingboche. 
This trek via Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake is a must do trek for challenge seekers and travelers willing to have more stays at the Himalayas. It is one of the most beautiful experiences you will be remembering during your lifetime. 

Trip Highlights

  • Here are some of the major highlights of the trip.
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Breathtaking flight to Phaplu and Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Warm hospitality of Sherpa
  • Get to know about other religion and their lifestyles.
  • Conquering the three high altitudes.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery
  • Sparkling Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri.
  • Remarkable views of the Khumbu Icefall.
  • Hike up to Kala Patthar (5555m) & Nangkartshang Peak (5083)m
  • Trek to Everest base camp and Khumbu glacier.
  • Get close to the world's highest mountains. Mt.Everest (8848m)
  • Get familiar with the Sherpa culture and traditions. 

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Fly to Lukla trek to Phakding.

Day 02: Phakding to NamcheBazar. (5-6 hours trek)

Day 03: Namcheto Phortse Thanga (5-6 hours trek)

Day 04: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4-5 hours)

Day 05: Machhermo to Gokyo 

Day 06: Gokyo Valley Acclimatization/ Hike to Gokyo Ri.

Day 07: Gokyo to Thangnak (4-5 hours trek)

Day 08: Thangnak to Cho la pass to Dzongla 

Day 09: Dzongla to Lobuche.

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep trek to EBC.

Day 11: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche.

Day 12: Pheriche to Namche

Day 13: Namcheto Lukla

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu


Accommodations

Our accommodation will be in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and will be staying in tea houses and lodges during the trek as per availability. All accommodations are on twin share basis. If you want single supplement it will cost an additional charge. Actual adventure team will manage rooms with attached washrooms, except in some of the tea houses having shared washrooms and toilet facilities.  However single rooms are provided only as per the availability because it may not be available at the higher elevations.

Meals 

All meals will be provided during our Everest Base Camp trek including welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu. The meals during our stay in Kathmandu will be provided in high class typical Nepali restaurants which serve you with delicious Nepali cuisines whereas we will have our breakfast and dinner in the tea houses/ lodges on trek. We will spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. We will serve you with local foods or the foods according to your preference and availability.

Physical condition & Requirements

The 14 days Everest Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lakes Trek is an itinerary designed for trekkers having good health and average physical fitness. It is a moderate trek. This trek is specially designed for the travelers with past hiking experience and who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day. Although, there is no experience required. It is best if you start preparing for the trek a month before by doing exercise and maintaining proper diet. If you have any physical conditions then you should inform to actual adventure team before the trek. 

Best time to travel

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is Spring i.e. (from March to May) or during autumn i.e. (September to December) the temperature in these seasons guarantees promising and breathtaking views. However temperature reaches below 0 in December yet we can enjoy the mesmerizing views.

Trip start dates and costs

Please contact us for your customized departures and check available trip start dates and costs for EBC. 

Important information 

During the trip some of the natural and artificial problems like weather, local politics, and flight delays etc. which are beyond our control can make the change in our itinerary. If it happens we will decide for the best alternative taking into considerations to the interest of the whole group. We will do everything to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the result of change or delays. We can also organize helicopter rescue as per request of the clients in delays of flight. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift up to 4-5 persons per flight. Please note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight etc.) included in the package that you would use later.



Day 01: Fly to Lukla trek to Phakding.

On the 1st day of our trek we will take an early morning flight to Lukla which is our entrance to base camp trek. We will meet our rest of the team members have some breakfast there and start our trekking. We will walk on a trail that gradually descends too Cheplung village from where we will get a glimpses of Mt.Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. We will take lunch there take some rest and then we will gradually descend until Phakding. We will have our dinner in Phakding. Our overnight stay will be in Phakding.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee. 

Day 02: Phakding to NamcheBazar. (5-6 hours trek)

On our 2nd day after having breakfast we will start our journey where our trial passes through a beautiful pine forest and we will continue our walk on a trial that goes north up the Benkar valley following the banks of Dudh Koshi River. We cross the Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo village before reaching the entrance of Everest National Park. Then after crossing suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi River. We ascend on a step trial and reach the biggest town in the Everest region i.e. Namche Bazaar. We will be staying overnight in a highly established lodge waking up to the mesmerizing view of beautiful Namche Bazaar. 

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee. 

Day 03: Namcheto Phortse Thanga (5-6 hours trek)

On the 03rd day of our trek we will have our breakfast in Namche and will ascend our journey towards Khumjung hill and descend to the east of the village leading towards the Dudh Koshi valley. Our trial branches off from there where our guide will select the best option for us. We will reach on a ridge on the top at 3973m and descends to Mt.Khumbila. We will also visit the birth place of re-incarnated Lama of Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet and introducer of Buddhism in Khumbu region of Nepal. We will have a steep trial descending down on a sandy slope to the Dudh Koshi. Our overnight stay will be in Phortse Tanga.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee. 

Day 04: Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4-5 hours)

On our 4th day after having breakfast we will climb up to Machhermo. We will walk on a trial that goes along a rhododendron forest, passing a beautiful waterfall which will lead us towards Tongba Village. On our trial we will pass through different small villages before reaching Machhermo. We will be walking alongside the Dudh Koshi River throughout our today’s journey. Our overnight stay will be in Machermo.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee. 

Day 05: Machhermo to Gokyo (4-5 hours)

Our today’s trek will start by climbing to a ridge where we can get an excellent view of the valley to Kangtaiga and Cho-oyu Mountain. We will move towards Phangkha where an avalanche in November 1996 killed 40 people including trekkers and villagers. After reaching there we will then descend to the river bank and then climb to Ngozumpa glacier on a steep trial. We will cross an iron bridge over a stream which flows from First Lake of Gokyo known as Longpongo and end our hard ascends. We will also get a chance to observe the Lama footprints on stone and mesmerizing views of sparkling sunrays in turquoise blue sheet of water at the sight of second lake called Taujun Lake. At the end of our day we will climb by to the third lake Dudh Pokhari where the Gokyo valley stands by. From there we will get to see the spectacular views of Cho-oyu Mountain. Our overnight stay will be in Gokyo.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee. 

Day 06: Gokyo Valley Acclimatization/ Hike to Gokyo RI.

Today will be Acclimatization day in Gokyo Valley. After having an early morning breakfast in Gokyo village we will hike to a small peak above the village, Gokyo RI. The morning view of Khumbu region from the peak is incredible. We can see the fantastic views of seven highest peaks of Nepal including Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu and many more. We will reach to the fourth lake, Thonak Tsho. There we will spend some time in the alpine beauty of the lake and then descend our trial towards third lake. Depending on our time and energy we may also take an additional hike up to the fifth lake, Ngozumbz Tsho. It offers the remarkable view of the longest glacier of the Himalayas. We will then trek back to Gokyo and spend our overnight there. 

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee. 

Day 07: Gokyo to Thagnak (4-5 hours trek)

On our 7th day after having breakfast we will move towards the Ngozumpa Glacier. We will walk on a jagged trial with so many uphill’s and downhill’s. We will get to see the animals grazing in the plain field on our journey to Thagnak. Walking down on the eastern glacial moraine we will be witnessing the breath-taking sceneries. After then we will be heading along the edges of the mountain and will eventually reach to Thagnak where we can see the collection of lodges. Our overnight stay will be in Thagnak.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee. 

Day 08: Thangnak to Cho la pass to Dzongla (7-8hours)
Today we are going to have one of the toughest days of our trip. We will have to go on a steep trial which involves a glacier traverse which makes the Cho La pass a difficult one. We need to be super alert while walking to this trial as we may slip on the rocks glazed by ice. Trekking to the side of a frozen lake we will reach to the top of the pass which welcomes us with decorated prayer flags and the superb views of Cho La Lake and Mt. Cholatse is itself amazing.  By passing through some crevasses we will reach to Dzongla village which offers us with the pleasant views of Cholatse, Ama Dablam Lobuche Mountains. Our overnight stay will be at Dzongla.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee. 

Day 09: Dzongla to Lobuche. (2-3hours)

After having breakfast in Dzongla we will move towards Lobuche. This will be very short trek so we will have time to take rest and enjoy the nature. We will climb down from Dzongla. We will follow a grassy trial with the enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak. The trial bends through the wide river Imja Khola before reaching Lobuche. After we reach to Lobuche we can see the large settlements of many hotels and shops. We will spend the rest of our days taking rest and preparing for another days trek. Our overnight stay will be in Lobuche. 

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee. 

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorakshep trek to EBC.

On our 10th day of the trek we will be heading towards Goarakshep. The hike up to Gorakshep is about 2 hours.  As we further our trials it will get harder than before but the trial gets easier as we climb about 150m.  There will be strenuous walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp. As we reach to the base camp at 5365m, we will enjoy the amazing view of Khumbu icefall. Moreover the Everest Base Camp itself is incredibly beautiful. The mesmerizing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp are so alluring. We will return back to Gorak Shep for the night. Our overnight stay will be on Gorakshep.

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee. 

Day 11: Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche.

On the 11th day of our trek we will have an early breakfast in Gorakshep. After having breakfast we will be heading towards the best view point on the earth which is Kalapatthar. From there we can grasp the remarkable view of the Mt. Everest. The views from Kalapatthar are outstanding. It will give us that heavenly pleasure we might have never thought having off.  We will have our lunch there and will return back to Pherice. Our overnight stay will be on Pherice. 

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee. 

Day 12: Pheriche to Namche

Today on our 12th day of the trek we will wake up early in the morning and start our journey by following  the trials of beautiful juniper and rhododendron trees and crossing the bridge of Dudh Koshi river we will move downwards loosing almost 2,000ft of elevations. Leaving the beautiful mountains behind us we can also spot mountain goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds habitual to the area. We will ultimately reach Sansa from where we will witness mesmerizing views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Nuptse mountains. We will arrive back to Namcheand our overnight stay will be there. 

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee. 

Day 13: Namcheto Lukla

Today we will have our last day on mountains. There will be mostly a downhill trek on a trial along the bank of the Dudh Koshi River. We will trek toward the Hillary Suspension bridges, and also pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we will take rest and spend some quality time remembering all those bittersweet reminiscence of the journey. Our overnight stay will be on best available lodge in Lukla. 

Included Meals: All meals during the trek including tea and coffee. 
 
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu

Bidding a goodbye to Everest region we will take an early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla airport along with the glimpses of the mountains we have recently visited. After reaching Kathmandu we will go back to our hotel and take some rest or do some shopping as reminder. Our guides will help you for shopping and tour you to the city around some of the UNESCO world heritage sites and some of the places of historical and cultural monuments. We will also organize farewell dinner for the successful completion of our adventurous journey.
Included Meals: All meals during the trek including farewell dinner at Kathmandu.

Included in the cost

• Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
• Full day city tour by private vehicle.
• Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.
• Stays in 3 star standard hotels or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability)
• Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)
• Seasonable fresh fruit.
• Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(4:1)
• One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
• Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
• Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
• Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
• All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)
• Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
• All government and local taxes.

Cost excludes

• Tips for guides porters and drivers
• Nepalese visa fee.
• Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
• Extra luggage charge.
• Person expenses not included in the itinerary
• International flights.

Amazing Experience!

(5/5)
My guide Pasang is one of the best guides one could ever ask for. He was very helpful during the entire trek. The views were amazing and the services were fine in spite of trekking to an isolated area. Had an amazing experience. 
Address: Austria

Wonderful trekking experience.

(5/5)
For me the Gokyo lakes and Gokyo RI trek was hours of walk to a fairy tale land with lots of stunning views. The walk was totally worth and thank you to the amazing team members of Everest Base Camp Trekking Tours. 
Address: Sydney, Australia

Beautiful Experience!

(5/5)
It was a wonderful trek and the services were mind-blowing. I don’t have any comments regarding their services. Even at such high altitude the services were very fine and exceeded all my expectations. The views were heavenly. 
Address: Norway

Stunning views, Amazing Experience!

(5/5)
I just returned from Nepal after doing 14 Days Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo RI trek. It was a fantastic trek.  The mountains, lakes and valleys were amusing and Everest Base Camp Trekking Tours were great. I suggest this trek at least once in a lifetime for everyone. 

Address: Turkey

Wonderful trekking experience.

(5/5)
14 Days Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo RI Trek was one of the most outstanding destinations I’ve been so far. The spectacular views of the mountains, lakes, rivers, valleys and the warm hospitality of the locals were the main attraction of the place. Along with that my guide Hari and porter Shyam made my trek even more wonderful. I thank everyone who had been a part of this wonderful journey and assure to come back very soon. 
Address: USA




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