15 Day Gokyo Ri Trek

  • Gokyo Lake
  • Gokyo Ri
  • Gokyo Ri Trek Map

Everest Base Camp Gokyo - Ri trekking is an alternate way to Base Camp, which is also preferred by many trekkers who visit Himalaya every year. Nevertheless, the Gokyo – Ri trek also offers several spectacular views of breathtaking Himalayan Ranges and a chance to pass through cultivated fields, numerous waterfalls, rhododendron forests, yak-grazing settlements, alpine region, and several beautiful villages. This exciting trek finally marks its end at the base camp.

Full Itinerary

Arrival At Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu, our representative will meet you & transfer you to one of the best hotels of the city, where you can have food & take some rest. If you feel energetic enough, grab an opportunity to check out the malls & street shops of this beautiful capital city of Nepal. At night, get back to your hotel room for a relaxing overnight stay..
Kathmandu (1,400M)
After breakfast, proceed for an interesting sightseeing tour that includes visit to popular tourist places of incredible Kathmandu Valley like:  Hindu Temple/ Pashupatinath Temple - Considered as most sacred among the temples of Lord Shiva, this Hindu Temple at the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Boudhanath: Located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu that has the largest Buddhist Stupa. Swyambhunath: Also known as Monkey temple, the Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. The Patan City of Fine Arts: Full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments, the ancient city of Patan is located about 5-km southeast of Kathmandu and widely known as the city of fine arts. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Kathmandu - Lukla (2840M) - Phakding (2800M - 03hrs)
After breakfast, fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) that takes about 30 minutes. On arrival in Lukla, meet trek staff and commence trek to Phakding (2600m.), which is about 3 hours journey. While trekking to Phakding, you will have the pleasure of grabbing incredible views of Kusum Kangaru (6367m), Mt. Nupla (5885m) and Mt. Kongde range as well as pass through Chaurikharka and Chhuplung. After three long hours of trekking to Phakding, do overnight stay in a Tea House/Lodge.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440M, 5 hrs)
After breakfast, trek along the dudh koshi valley and enter the Sagarmatha National Park. Also pass through the villages interspersed with magnificent forest and be rewarded with stunning views of Everest (8848m0), Thamserku (6608m), Kusum Kanggru (6369m), and Nuptse (7879 m). After 5 amazing hours of trekking, you finally reach the beautiful village of Namche Bazaar (3440m), where you will do overnight stay in Tea House/Lodge.
Namche Bazaar
Find a free day at Namche for acclimatization, as it is quite important before proceeding to a higher elevation. While here, go for a short hike to Khunde, Thame, Khumjung or Syangboche for excellent views of great Himalayan ranges including Everest, or explore the sherpa culture of Namche. This short but amazing sightseeing will be followed by a good nights rest in your Tea House/Lodge room.  
Trek to Dole [4084m] 6 Hours
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4040m.) via Khumjung a pleasing village. Stop in this picturesque village for some time and enjoy excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. Then leave Khumjung and climb to a large chorten on top of a ridge that descends from Khumbila. Then proceed following a wonderful trail that descends slightly towards the Sanasa and then ascends up to Mongla. From mongla, follow a trail, which passes through Phortse Tenga, and from here finally climb steeply to Dole. This entire trek takes around six hours.
Trek to Machermo [4410m] 3 hours
Trek from Dole to Machermo [4750m], following the trail that ascends steadily along the side of the valley and passes many summer settlements, offering excellent views of Cho Oyu peaks of Kantega and Thamserku. This is about 3 hours trek.
Rest Day in Machermo
Find a free day at Machermo for acclimatization. It is located at Mahalangur region, and is considered one of the most interesting climbing peaks among the mountaineers. The Nepal Mountaineering Association has categorized it in grade-A. The other very important thing about Machermo is its trail leads trekkers through Yak pasture, on the way of Gokyo trek, which is just incredible and every trekker dreams to witness the magnificent views of this natural wonder.
Trek to Gokyo [4750m]
Trek to Gokyo. Pass through Pangka, & follow a trail that drops slightly to a large cave area known as Nilibuk. Then climb a steep rocky incline into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of holy lakes. Then, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La - our route to Lobuche and Everest, arrive at the second holiest lakes that is known as Dudh Pokhari. Just on its eastern shore is Gokyo, the final destination of your trek.
Gokyo - Rest Day - Ascent of Gokyo Ri [5483m]
Find a free day at Gokyo for acclimatization. While here, grab an opportunity to ascend to Gokyo Ri (the small peak above the lake) that is surrounded by several breathtaking views of Himalayan ranges like - Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Cholatse, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Tawachee.
Trek Back to Machhermo (4150m.).
Trek back to Machhermo.
Machhermo (4150m.) to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
This is about five hours trek that descends to Dole and then continues descending steeply to Photse Tenga (3650m.) passing through rhododendron forests. From Photse Tenga, the trail immediately ascends steeply to Mongla Danda(4000m.), then gently descends up to Kyanjoma (3500m.) following small ups and down to the destination.
Namche Bazaar to Phakding (3440M, 5 hrs)
Trek to Phakding from Namche Bazaar, following the magnificent trail that passes through dudh koshi valley and Sagarmatha National Park and also offers breathtaking views of incredible Himalayan ranges. 
Phakding - Lukla - Kathmandu
Trek to Lukla from Phakding that takes about3hrs. While trekking to Lulka, you will have the pleasure of witnessing incredible views of the magnificent Himalayan ranges. After arrival in Lulka, fly to Kathmandu. Overnight stay.
Your Gokyo trekking tour finally ends here. In the morning, our guide transfers you to the airport for your onward journey.

Brief Itinerary

Destinations Today's Activities Meals Included

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu

Pick up from Airport + Transfer to Hotel + Shopping, if left with some time + Overnight Stay in Hotel.


Day 02:Kathmandu

Breakfast + Sightseeing Tour, including Hindu Temple, Boudhanath, Swyambhunath, The Patan City of Fine Arts + Overnight Stay in Hotel.

Breakfast + Dinner

Day 03:Kathmandu - Lukla (2840M) - Phakding (2800M- 03hrs)

Breakfast + Check out Kathmandu Hotel + Fly to Lukla + Arrival in Lukla + Trek to Phakding + Overnight Stay in a Tea House / Lodge of Phakding

Breakfast + Dinner

Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440M, 5 hrs)

Breakfast + Check out from Phakding Lodge + Trek to Namche Bazaar + Arrival in Namche + Overnight Stay in a Tea House / Lodge of Namche Bazaar.

Breakfast + Dinner

Day 05:Namch Bazaar

Free day at Namche for acclimatization - Breakfast + Short Sightseeing + Rest + Overnight Stay at Lodge/Tea house

Breakfast + Dinner

Day 06:Trek to Dole [4084m]

Breakfast + Check out from Namche Lodge + Trek to Dole + Arrival in Dole + Overnight Stay.

Breakfast + Dinner

Day 07: Trek to Machermo [4410m] 3 hours

Breakfast + Check out from Dole Lodge + Trek to Machermo + Arrival in Machermo + Overnight Stay. Breakfast + Dinner

Day 08:Rest day in Machermo

Breakfast + Rest/Sightseeing + Overnight Stay.

Breakfast + Dinner

Day 09: Trek to Gokyo [4750m]

Breakfast + Check out from Machermo Lodge + Trek to Gokyo + Arrival in Gokyo + Overnight Stay.

Breakfast + Dinner
Day 10:Gokyo - Rest Day - Ascent of Gokyo Ri [5483m]

Breakfast + Rest + Ascent of Gokyo Ri + Overnight Stay.

Breakfast + Dinner

Day 11:Trek Back to Machhermo

Breakfast + Departure from Gokyo + Trek back to Machhermo + Arrival in Machhermo + Overnight Stay.

Breakfast + Dinner

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Breakfast + Check out from Lodge/Hotel + Trek to Namche Bazaar + Arrival in Namche Bazaar + Overnight Stay. Breakfast + Dinner

Day 13: Trek to Phakding

Breakfast + Check out from Lodge/Hotel + Trek to Phakding + Arrival in Phakding + Overnight Stay.

Breakfast + Dinner

Day 14:Phakding - Lukla - Kathmandu

Breakfast + Check out from Lodge/Hotel + Trek to Lulka + Fly to Kathmandu + Overnight Stay

Breakfast + Dinner

Day 15:Kathmandu

Breakfast + Check out from Kathmandu Hotel + Transfer to Airport for flight back to your home or onward destination