Gokyo Ri Trek
Gokyo Ri Trek takes you to the top of Gokyo Ri mountain and the Gokyo valley. Gokyo Ri Trek is one of the less strenuous treks in the Everest region, starting with a flight to Lukla. On your first day of trekking, you are heading to Phakding followed by the zestful Namche Bazar in the second. Here, you can visit the Sherpa museum to experience the Sherpa culture to the fullest in your acclimatization break. After spending a day at Namche, we move on to Dole, then to Machhermo, and finally to Gokyo.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, the Outdoor Himalayan Treks representative will welcome and greet and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Introduction and Short briefing with the guide. Should there be enough time, you can explore some places in the city. Night in the hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2610 m)
Our guide will pick you up at 5:30 am and drive you to the airport. You will board the early morning flight at 6:30 AM and fly to Lukla (2750m) in about 35 minutes. After breakfast in Lukla, we will walk for about 4 hours to Phakding (2610 m), a fairly plain terrain inhabited by Sherpas. Afterward, we will follow upstream Dudhkoshi River and spend the night in a lodge.
Day 3: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3446 m)
We will trek for nearly 7 hours to reach Namche Bazar (3440 m), the famous town in Solukhumbu. The last 3 hours of this trek will be tougher, but the beautiful sceneries on the way will make you will forget your tiredness. The night will be spent in a local teahouse.
Day 4: Namche Bazar (Acclimatization)
To help your body adjust to the high altitude conditions, we will spend the day for acclimatization. You can do some daytime hiking and explore Khumjung village and return to the teahouse at Namchebazar for the night stay.
Day 5: Namche Bazaar – Dole (4200 m)
Resume the trek, covering a walking distance of nearly 7 hours. Splendid views of Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Thamserku can be seen on the way. You will also walk through a few villages inhabited by Sherpas.
Day 6: Dole – Machchhermo (4470 m)
Today you will walk for nearly 6 hours, going uphill most of the time and enjoying a nice view of Khumbu plus beautiful glaciers on the way.
Day 7: Machchhermo – Gokyo (4790 m)
It will take 5-6 hours for you to get to Gokyo. Gokyo Lake is a very beautiful lake situated high up in the mountains and the best part of the entire trip.
Day 8: Excursion around Gokyo – Lake Climb Gokyo Ri (5357 m)
Start walking towards the base of Gokyo Ri after breakfast. Climb to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m), the only trekking peak in the Khumbu region. You will not need any special climbing gear to do so. You are likely to be overwhelmed by the superb views of Mt. Everest, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier, and the whole of Khumbu Himalayan Range including Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nutse, Mt. Makalu (8481m), Mt. Cho-Oyu (8153m), and Mt. Gychung Kang (7922m). If there is enough time, you can take a walk around Gokyo Lake returning to your accommodation in Gokyo.
Day 9: Gokyo – Dole (4200 m)
From today you will begin to trek in the opposite direction, and the first stopover will be made at Dole.
Day 10: Dole – Namche Bazaar (3446 m)
After walking for about 6 hours, you will arrive at Namche Bazar.
Day 11: Namche Bazar – Lukla
Today is the last day of the trek and you need to walk for nearly 5-6 hours before getting to Namche Bazar. You may collect some souvenirs from the local curio shops. Go to bed early as you need to wake up quite early the next morning.
Day 12: Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)
Fly back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel in a car or taxi. If you are leaving Kathmandu today, we will be happy to provide a departure transfer as well.
Day 13: Departure Day
Airport transfer will be arranged at your required time.
Specification: Gokyo Ri Trek
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