Gokyo Trekking

Gokyo trekking offers a good alternative route to the traditional trek to Everest Base Camp. It is a less frequented trail heading towards the Ngozumpa Glacier and Gokyo from where we clearly view Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu in good weather. There are several options available for additional side excursion and high altitude walking, including the crosses of Chola, a 5366m high pass into Khumbu.We discover the fertile valley, Buddhist monasteries during the trip and have an opportunity to experience the friendly hospitality of the Sherpa people. Gokyo is welcome by a string of cobalt blue lakes that continue for the three hour walk to Gokyo Village, which sits at the base of Gokyo Ri (18,300 ft) a massive black pile of rock and dirt.


The next morning, you're invite to take the three hour walk to the summit Gokyo Ri 360 degree Himalayan panoramic view offer only from this point. There is also one more alternative to cross chola pass to go well-known trail Kalapattar and Everest base camp. If you are more adventitious and have some familiarity previously about the alpine climbing then, you may extend your trekking days to Island peak via kongmala pass. The Gokyo RI trek start from Lukla after 30 minute flight from Kathmandu, follow up the Dudh Koshi river valley in the direction of Namche, and other main villages of Khumbu, Thame & Khumjung. After Khumjung Valley we branch off from the main busy trail towards the sleepy village of Phortse Tenga and finally reach to our final target at Gokyo. Gokyo, a one time yak meadow is sacred with two wonderful high lakes.

11 days Gokyo Trekking itinerary

Day 01:- Fly to Lukla (2850m.) 30 minute walk to Phakding (2610m.) 4 hrs overnight hotel.

Day 02:- Trek to Namche (3440m.) 6 hours walk overnight hotel.

Day 03:- Acclimatization in Namche and sight seeing in local village, national park museum, Everest panoramic view from syangboche and down to hotel in the after noon overnight hotel.

Day 04:- Trek to Dole (4200m.) 6-7 hours walk and overnight hotel.

Day 05:- Trek to Machhermo (4470m.) 4 hours walk and overnight hotel.

Day 06:- Trek to Gokyo (4800m.) 5 hours walk and overnight hotel.

Day 07:- Morning climb up to Gokyo Ri (5370m.) for sunrise view in 360 degree of panorama Himalaya down to hotel take breakfast and trek to Dole (4200m.) 7 hours walk overnight hotel.

Day 08:- Trekking to Namche (3440m.) 6-7 hours walk and overnight hotel.

Day 09:- Trekking to Phakding (2610m.) four to five hours walk overnight hotel.

Day 10:- Trek to Lukla (2850m.) three hours walk overnight hotel.

Day 11:- Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla 30 minute overnight hotel in Kathmandu.