Everest Gokyo-Ri Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Cross the Cho La Pass ( 5,240 m), one of the highest passes in the Everest region
  • Reach Everest Base Camp and marvel at the beauty of the mountain panorama
  • Relish enchanting sunrise views over the Himalayas from Kalapatthar viewpoint
  • Visit the ravishing Gokyo village and Gokyo lakes

Trip Overview

How long & hard is Everest Gokyo-Ri Trek?

Everest Gokyo-Ri Trek is an ideal trek package for adventure seekers who are looking for a truly wild experience. This trek combines the picturesque Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass (5,240 m), one of the highest passes in the Khumbu region. With the Sherpa communities offering the surreal company, you can wander through their culture and lifestyle. Similarly, the Sagarmatha National Park presents yet another opportunity to traverse deep into the Himalayan wilderness.

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek with Gokyo Ri trek begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. During your stay in Kathmandu, you will get on an exploration through the discreet alleys and explore sites.  Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath.  Which are also enlisted as world heritage sites by UNESCO. From Kathmandu, you take a scenic flight over the high mountains and arrive at Lukla. The trail from Lukla takes you along the banks of Dudh Koshi River.  And through the lush valleys with abundant flora and fauna to reach Namche Bazaar. From Namche Bazaar, the trek continues towards the Everest Base Camp via Tengboche, Dingboche, and Lobuche.

You follow the exploration of the base camp by hiking to the Kalapatthar viewpoint offering up-close views of the mountain peaks like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), and Nuptse (7,861 m) among other ranges of Himalayas. En route, to Gokyo village, you will have to cross the Cho La Pass (5420m).  Which is a formidable challenge but an equally thrilling climb. From the pass, you can see the mesmerizing views of the Gokyo valley and the Gokyo lakes. On the way, you also get an opportunity to see the Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier in Nepal. The fascinating landscapes, majestic mountain views, traditional villages, and the heartwarming hospitality of the Sherpa people make Everest Scenery Trek Chola Pass Trek one of the finest adventures in the Khumbu region.

Your reliable Tour Trekking Company in Nepal provides you with the ultimate trekking experience in the Mt. Everest Gokyo Ri Trek. We have expert trek guides and highly professional staff who will accompany you on this trek. The company will arrange your trekking permit and transport as well as accommodate you in the finest lodges and teahouses.

Outline Itinerary

01: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m) | Welcome Dinner
02: Kathmandu sightseeing
03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)3 hrs
04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)6 hrs
05: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche
06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)5-6 hrs
07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) 6-7 hrs
08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 6-7 hrs
10: Trek to Everest base camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5140m) 7-8 hrs
11: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and Trek to Dzongla (4830m)5-6 hrs
12: Trek from Dzongla to Gokyo (4790m) 5 hrs Visit lake (4990m) and back to Gokyo 3 hrs
13: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m) and trek down to Dhole (4110m) 5-6 hrs
14: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6-7 hrs
15: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m) 5-6 hrs
16: Fly back to Kathmandu
17: Spare Day (In case of Bad weather)
18: Departure to the international airport for your final flight

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Itinerary

01: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m) | Welcome Dinner
The trip begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Tour Trekking Company in Nepal representative will welcome you at the airport. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel to rest and unpack. In the evening, you join the group and the company representatives and trek participants for a welcome dinner. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
02: Kathmandu sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel, you meet your tour guide and get a briefing about the tour. Beginning the tour, you head to the Swayambhunath stupa located on the northwestern hill of Kathmandu. Following a tour around the historically adorned Kathmandu Durbar Square, you head to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Pashupatinath. Finally, the tour ends with a stroll around the Boudhanath stupa. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2610m) 3-4 hrs
Early in the morning, you fly to Lukla. This scenic flight heads to the Himalayan domain of the country with mesmerizing Himalayan views on offer. From the Lukla-the starting point of the trek, you head up the Dudh Koshi valley and follow the well-marked trail to reach Phakding. Although a short trek, it sets you up for the challenging journey ahead. Overnight stay at Phakding.
04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)6 hrs
Today’s trek is a little more challenging. You follow the riverbank of Dudh Koshi and gently rise through the rhododendron and magnolia forests. Soon, you arrive at Jorsalle which is the entry point of Sagarmatha National Park. Upon obtaining the entry permit of the national park, you gradually ascend through the serene forests to reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
05: Rest and acclimatization day at Namche
Namche is an ideal destination for acclimatization and even better for exploring. While acclimatizing to the high altitude, you can explore this Himalayan town and observe the prevalence of Buddhism-influenced culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa communities as you do so. You can also hike to the Everest Hotel from where you can enjoy the views of Nuptse (7,861m), AmaDablam (6,856m), Lhotse (8,414m), and Mt. Everest (8,848m). Khumjung and Khunde villages are also great hiking destinations to acclimatize as well. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m)5-6 hrs
From Namche, you follow the flat and easy trail admiring the views of the occasional views of Mt. Everest (8848m). The trail then descends deep into Dudh Koshi valley at PhunkiTenga. From here, the trail ascends along the right flank of Dudh Koshi valley and takes you all the way to Tengboche. Tengboche is the home to the Tengboche monastery which is the largest in the Khumbu region. Overnight stay at Tengboche.
07: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4410m) 6-7 hrs
Today’s trek begins with a short descent. You walk through the tree line and then cross a bridge over a stream. Later, you walk on the dry hill along a rocky trail and gradually slide up crossing the Sherpa villages like Pangboche and Somare. The final ascent leads you further east and along the sparsely forested trail to reach Dingboche. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
08: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
The trek will have reached 4,410 meters at Dingboche. We often find the trekkers struggling if acclimatization is not done properly, so, we rest and explore the nearby area on this day. During your stay, you can visit the Chhukung village, Island Peak base camp, or just spend the day exploring the culture and lifestyle of Dingboche. Overnight stay at Dingboche.
09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 6-7 hrs
The trail heading out of Dingboche crosses Imja River and quickly heads to pastureland. The trek, hereon, offers plenty of alpine vegetation as the thick rhododendron forests get sparse. Passing Dusa on the way, you continue to ascend gradually. A steep ascent of the Thokla Pass (4830m) ensues a trek along the Khumbu Glacier to reach Lobuche. Overnight stay at Lobuche.
10: Trek to Everest base camp (5364m) via Gorakshep (5140m) 7-8 hrs
This day too entails a trek along the Khumbu Glacier. Shortly after you begin the trek, Lobuche Glacier accompanies you and you trek through the glacial moraines of these two glaciers. Crossing Lobuche Pass (5110m), you begin a slightly descending walk. Further ahead, you ascend to reach Gorakshep and rest for a while. The journey to Everest Base Camp begins as you pass Gorakshep Tsho and Pumori Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp offers a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas in the Everest region and views of Khumbu Glacier and Icefall as well. After exploring the Everest Base Camp, you return to Gorakshep. Overnight stay at Gorakshep.
11: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545m) and Trek to Dzongla (4830m)5-6 hrs
Today, you hike to Kalapatthar which is a renowned viewpoint. The hike to Kalapatthar can be tough and really cold as the place is very windy. Upon arrival, you can witness the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas in the Everest massif including Mt. Everest (8488m) and Lhotse (8414m). After spending some time here, you head down to Gorakshep for breakfast and then follow the descending trail to arrive at Dzongla. Overnight stay at Dzongla.
12: Trek from Dzongla to Gokyo (4790m) 5 hrs Visit lake (4990m) and back to Gokyo 3 hrs
In the morning, you climb the Cho La Pass (5,420 m) and make your way to Gokyo. The climb to the top of the pass is challenging yet the Himalayan views atop the pass ascertain your toil was not in vain. The trail takes you to the Ngozumpa glacier edge after some period of walking. This is the largest glacier in Nepal. After reaching the edge of the glacier, you can see the views of the Gokyo lakes. Gokyo village is located near Gokyo Lake, hence the name of the village. Out of the six lakes, you proceed to explore the 5th lake known as Ngozumpa Tso and then head back to Gokyo. Overnight stay at Gokyo.
13: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m) and trek down to Dhole (4110m) 5-6 hrs
The Gokyo region not only allows you to explore the lakes but also provides stunning mountain views. In the morning, you make a climb to Gokyo Ri (5,360 m). From here, you can see the views of the Gokyo valley, Ngozumpa glacier, and panoramic views of the mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), and Nuptse(7,861m).In the afternoon, you leave Gokyo and make a descending trail through the rhododendron and birch forest to reach Dhole. Overnight stay at Dhole.
14: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 6-7 hrs
The trail continues to follow the Imja River, crosses it, and climbs back up through the rhododendron forest. From Tengboche, you retrace your steps back to PhunkiTenga.The trail then takes you up to Sanasa and arrives at the high ridge above Dudh Koshi River. You pass several turns and enjoy the final views of Everest (8848m) before ending today’s trek at Namche. Overnight stay at Namche.
15: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m) 5-6 hrs
This is the last day of trekking. Leaving Namche behind, you gradually descend and then ascend to cross the Dudh Koshi River over numerous suspension bridges. Upon arrival at Lukla, you can enjoy the local beverages with the Sherpas and celebrate the completion of the trek. Today marks your final stay in the company of the Himalayas and the ethnic Sherpa communities. Overnight stay at Lukla.
16: Fly back to Kathmandu
You take an early morning flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After checking into the hotel, you can go for some massage treatment to relieve the fatigue from the trek or head out for some souvenir shopping. Either way, the valley will treat you with satisfaction. You can enjoy the night at the restaurants and diners in the city. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
17: Spare Day (In case of Bad weather)
During the journeys in the Himalayas, the weather might not always be on your side. The trek and the flight from Lukla can be delayed or canceled because of the unpredictable climate that this region experiences. We allocate a spare day in case of the occurrence of such cases. If your journey is not disrupted, you can explore Kathmandu city, or else you return to Kathmandu on this day.
18: Departure to the international airport for your final flight
Today signals the end of the Everest Base Camp Trek with Chola Pass and you will return to your destination on a scheduled flight. Ace Vision Treks & Tours Company staff will help you through the process and bid you farewell at the airport.

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What's Include

  • All ground transfers as per itinerary
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast at Three-star (3***) hotel
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with a professional English speaking guide & Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Flights for Gusts
  • Guide Flights KTM-Lukla-KTM
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Lodge or teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits
  • Rular Municipality Entrance Fees
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary & insurance
  • Welcome or farewell dinner
  • All governmental procedure

What's Exclude

  • Your Travel insurance
  • Your Nepal Visa.
  • You will require 2 passport size photos
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Tips for trekking crews
  • Sightseeing and Monuments fees
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the price include sections

Equipment Lists

As per your destination to visit please kindly consult with Trekking Company for suitable equipment, once.

  • 1 pair of strong hiking/mountain boots
  • 1 pair of waterproof gaiters / over trousers
  • 1 sleeping bag (-IDC) / (-20)
  • 1 down jacket
  • 1 light water- and windproof jacket
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 torch or flashlight and spare batteries
  • 2 long sleeve cotton shirts
  • 1 medium-size towel
  • 1 pair of sports shoes/sandals
  • 2 pairs of light-weight trousers
  • 1 fleece / warm sweater
  • 2 T-Shirts
  • 2 pairs of light socks
  • 3 pairs of heavy wool socks
  • 1 warm hat
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 sun hat
  • Trekking poles (opt.)
  • Personal toiletries – soap/shampoo toilet paper, etc.
  • Pills or tools for water disinfection

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Everest Gokyo-Ri Trek

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  • USD 1399
  • Medium
  • 18 Days
  • 5545 Meters
  • B. L. D.
  • Hotel, Tea House
  • March-May, September-November

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