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Everest Gokyo Valley Trek

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1 - 1 $1,350
2 - 4 $1,215
5 - 9 $1,120
10 - 20 $1,090
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Max. Elevation
5357 m / 17575 ft
Group size
Min. 2 Pax
Level
Moderate
Transportation
Private Car or Van and Flight
Best Season
September to November and March to May
Starts at / Ends at
KATHMANDU / KATHMANDU
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House Lodge during the trek.
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and 3 meals in during the trek
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla - Namche - Gokyo - Lukla-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Start by exploring the historical and cultural city of Kathmandu. 
  • Take a scenic flight to Lukla - the gateway to Everest. 
  • Explore the vibrant Sherpa villages of Everest. 
  • Get closer to the Sherpa cultures, traditions, and living styles. 
  • Explore the religious Buddhist monasteries of the High Himalayas.
  • Visit the stunning valley of Gokyo and explore the stunning glacial lakes.
  • Collect stunning views of snow-capped mountains including Mount Everest. 
  • Create lifetime experiences with Adventure A One Trek.   

Overview

Everest Gokyo Valley Trek

Everest Gokyo-Ri Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal at Everest Region. The exciting trip around the Everest Region and the valley of glacial lakes is a fantastic trip that offers to collect the best views of the mountains and explore the vibrant Sherpa villages. The inclusion of the exploration of the glacial lakes of Gokyo is a great part of the adventure. Whereas, hiking to Gokyo Ri to collect the best views of mountains including Mount Everest and many other special peaks.

The Everest Gokyo Ri trek not only includes the views of the mountains this trip explores the vibrant Sherpa villages as well. The exploration of the beautiful Sherpa villages of Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Dole, and more is part of the trip. Similarly, trekking through the rhododendron and pine forests is fantastic. Occasional encounters with wildlife including Himalayan musk deer and snow leopards will add excitement to the trip. 

Trekking in Nepal is a seasonal activity and it applies the same to Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. The best time to trek to Everest Gokyo Ri is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Likewise, Trekking to Everest is possible in the months of the winter (December to February) as well. But  Winter time is the most dangerous and more adventurous as well. Trekking to Everest Gokyo Ri in monsoon months (June to August) is not recommended due to the heavy rainfall in Nepal.

you can read more about the Everest Gokyo Valley trek in preparing for Everest Gokyo Ri Trek: A Comprehensive Guide.

Trekking Route to Gokyo Lake

Trekking Route to Gokyo Lake,  and Everest Base camp is footsteps of legends: Tales of Khumbu region. This ever-exciting walk starts in the busy town of Lukla, with a unique airport runway, named after legendary mountaineers Sir Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norge Sherpa. The Tenzing  Hillary Airport is one of the most popular and busiest mountain airports around the world.  Where the walk leads through traditional and cultural Sherpa villages, the Highlanders of the eastern Himalayas are known as natural expert mountain guides from Adventure A One trek team. 

The Trekking route to Gokyo ri heads through the villages are lined with Buddhist monuments of prayer walls and spinning wheels with rocky cliffs imprinted with prayers. In the trekking route to Everest, there are several types of food that you will get. The walking path leads down to Chheplung and keeps going to Ghat and Phakding. First night stay in Phakding 2,660m. And the next day your destination is heading to one of the most popular Sherpa villages called Namche. Which lies 3,340 meters high from sea level. Namche is the Main Gate to Entrance the Everest base camp Trek and many other mountain climbs like the Island Peak Climb with EBC Trek, Labuche Peak Climb with EBC Trek, etc.  From Namche, one path leads to Everest base camp and another path heads to Gokyo Valley.  After one day of rest and Acclimatization, you will be heading to Dole, Machhermo, and Gokyo 4,800m. 

View from Gokyo-Ri 

Trekking in Everest Gokyo Ri is one of the popular Trekking in Nepal, Everest Region. View from Gokyo Ri one of the best you can experience in this trek. People are mostly targeting the destination for Everest base camp but most people are missing this one of the most beautiful sceneries with a beautiful lake. From Gokyo-Ri you can see a variety of mountain landscapes, including Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho-yu, Ama Dablam, Ngozumpo Peak, and the world’s largest Glacier Ngozumpo Glacier. If you choose this Gokyo Valley trekking you have the best viewpoint in the world. From one place you will see the world’s tallest 4 peaks including Khumbu Valley.

While you are doing Everest Gokyo-Ri Trekking, it will be the best sunset view from the Gokyo-Ri top. At sunset time, all the white peaks of the Alps evening turn a copper color, including Mount Everest. While the morning scenery is equally beautiful, the evening scenery is the most spectacular. 

Difficulty

Everest Gokyo-Ri trekking is a moderately difficult one. Difficulty of This trek requires a reasonable level of physical fitness and stamina as you will be walking for six to seven hours in the Nepal Himalayas. During December and January, the Gokyo-Ri peak is quite difficult to reach. There are narrow rocky trails and an icy slippery ascent. The ice can make climbing more challenging.

So, we recommend using crampons if you plan to climb at the end of autumn. We want your safe trekking, that’s why you understand the challenges and the complexities involved so that you can prepare for your safe journey to Mount Everest Gokyo Valley Trek. 

Best Time

Nepal is divided into three regions which are known as the Nepal Himalayan region, the Hilly region, and, the Terai region. The best time for the Gokyo Valley trek depends on the seasons for hiking and excursions in Nepal are spring and fall. Spring lasts three months (March, April, and May), and the autumn season lasts three months more (September, October, and November). If you want to go on some tough trips to Nepal, you can do so at any time of year. Trekking in winter can be difficult as the temperature could go beneath 0 degrees Celsius. Likewise in the Monsoon season, it will constantly rain, making trekking strenuous and there is also the risk of cancellation of flights. so that Khumbu region and Khumbu Glacier views will be best during the trekking seasoning as autumn and spring.

Normally, Spring is the peak climbing season and the best time for trekking too, and in this period some of the places are crowded.  While in Autumn there are fewer people, those who don’t like crowds tend to trek during this period. You can tour in winter and summer but trekking is difficult and unadvised.

Food and Accommodation 

In Everest Gokyo Ri Trek, the food and accommodation are normal as we get food in Nepal. Normally, for Nepal "Dal Bhat Power twenty-four hours" This slogan is very popular and fresh food. Which is a very common teahouse also provides. The Accommodations at Gokyo Lake trekking are very nice and clean. There are dining rooms with heaters in every tea house with private rooms with two beds and separate toilets. There is a Gokyo lake and it is known as Dudh Kunda. The third or main Gokyo Lake is a 3.3 square kilometer catchment area. 

Everest Gokyo Valley Trek Cost

The cost of the Everest Gokyo Ri trek starts from USD 1,050/- to onward in case you are looking for luxury service of mountain and city in Kathmandu. Better you should take medium price service which will be around USD 1,750/ per person in 2024 and 2025.  This budget includes a flight ticket for both directions, a permit, accommodation, a guide, a porter, three meals in trekking, and so on.

However, you will have to be aware that the cost will vary depending on the season and the activities you plan to do during your trek. Our Company Adventure A one Trek will be advised for your further plan and do our best to assist you.

Important Note

The Itinerary can be customized to your needs and the primary piece of gear for day hiking is about 15/20 Liter. you can keep your personal belongings in this bag.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, the Adventure A One Treks representative welcomes you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore around yourself if interested. 

Activity:

  • Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Our Adventure A One team awaits you at the arrival exit & transfers you to your hotel
  • To spend your first time exploring Kathmandu we suggest a stroll around Thamel
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

NA

With an early morning drive to Ramechhap. it will tentative 5-hour drive and fly to Lukla. You will be arriving at Lukla airport. At Lukla, meet the porters before starting the trek. The route to Phakding is an easy one. Just keep your eyes open as the finest views of Kusum Kanguru can be collected. Phakding is a small settlement on the Dudh Koshi river bank. Enjoy a comfortable night's stay at the Phakding tea house.

Activity:

  • Have an early breakfast or pack breakfast at the hotel,
  • Pick up by our trekking guide + drive to Ramechhap.
  • Enjoy a scenic 6-hour drive across the Nepalese countryside Road and catch the flight.
  • Check out the incredible views of the Himalayas
  • Arrive at Lukla and transfer to some hotels to prepare for hiking.
  • Start your trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC)
  • Descend on the trail leading to the Dudh Khosi River via Cheplung village.
  • Follow the river upstream through lush jungle and hills.
  • After crossing a long suspension bridge and walking for a few minutes, you’ll arrive at Phakding.
  • Check in to the tea house/lodge and enjoy your first Himalayan dinner and overnight.

Max. altitude

2,800 m / 9,186 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Start the day with a good breakfast. Get into Monjo then enter Sagarmatha National Park- the home to the greatest Himalayan flora and faunas. The dense forest of blue pine, deodar, rhododendron, and more. On a clear day, you can also catch the first glimpse of Mount Everest on the way up to Namche Bazar. After six hours of trek, you will be reaching Namche Bazar- which is also famous as the Sherpa capital. Namche is the home of famous mountaineers. You will be staying two nights at Namche before heading up. 

Activity:

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Today you’ll make your way to the Sherpa Capital Namche Bazaar
  • Continue north on the trail towards Monjo
  • Take a break for a permit check
  • Continue uphill towards the town of Jorsalle
  • Leave the tree line behind and head along the ridge
  • Reach at Namche Bazaar
  • Check in to the local tea house/lodge for a delicious Sherpa-style dinner and overnight.

Max. altitude

3,440 m / 11,286 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

After breakfast, you will be hiking up to the Everest viewpoint to collect 360 views of the mountains. The viewpoint offers stunning views of the Himalayas including Mount Everest. Later in the afternoon, you can explore Namche Bazaar or have a good rest in your hotel. 

Activity:

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Acclimatization hike options:
  • Hike to the Everest View Point
  • Hike to Syangboche’s Everest View Hotel
  • Hike to Khumjung’s Monastery
  • Afternoon back to Namche Bazaar to explore the town
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the same tea house/lodge.

Max. altitude

3,780 m / 12,402 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Taking a different route than Everest base camp, you will be walking a winding path to Kyangima. Along the way, you will get a chance to spot the wildlife including colorful Danphe, Himalayan musk deer, mountain goat, etc. The route then diverts to the north to reach the ridge of Mong and then to the beautiful village of Phortse Thanga. Phortse onward, you will be taking an uphill route to get to Dole for the night. You will be staying overnight in a local village. 

Day Activity of Namche to Dole

  • Breakfast in Namche Bazaar
  • Hike from Namche to Kyangjuma 
  • The trail initially ascends out of Namche and levels out offering beautiful views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, and many other peaks.
  • Mongla to Phortse Thenga trail descends steeply through rhododendron forests to the Dudhkoshi River and then up to Dole. 
  • Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and spend the rest of the day you can take a rest, acclimatize, and hydrate.
  • Evening enjoy your warm dinner and good sleep.
  • Prepare the bag for the next day.

Max. altitude

4,200 m / 13,780 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Relatively short day for the trek. You will be first getting to LhabarmaKharka and then to Luza. From Luza, you will be taking a downhill route to get to Machhermo. In the afternoon you are taking a short hike to collect the excellent views of Mount Cho-Oyo and other towering peaks. You will be spending the night at a local tea house. 

Day activity of Dole to Machhermo

  • Breakfast in Dole and begin your trek early to take advantage of the clearer morning weather.
  • Trek route Dole to Luza goes uphill and gradually out of Dole. You will be passing through the small rhododendron and juniper forests.
  • Luza to Machhermo trail continuously to gradual uphill following the Dudhkoshi River. 
  • This path offers a panoramic view of Surrounding peaks like Tawoche Peak, Amadablam, Thamsherku, Cholatse, and many more.
  • Check in to the hotel in Machermo and have lunch, during the day you can go for a short hike then acclimatize and take a rest.
  • Evening dinner at Machhermo and overnight at Hotel.

Max. altitude

4,470 m / 14,665 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

The scenic trail gradually leads to Gokyo Valley. The rocky path into the wonderful valley passing the glacial lakes is something amazing. Upon reaching the Gokyo Valley, you will get a chance to explore the lakes after lunch. The views of Mount Cho Oyo 8,188m  look even better. Enjoy exploring the wonderful valley. 

Day Activity

  • Breakfast at Machhermo and start to hike up to Gokyo.
  • The trail climbs gradually out of Machhermo through a broad valley heading to Phanga.
  • From the Phanga trail goes slowly up flat and down then upward to the Ngozumpa Glacier.
  • Before reaching Gokyo village, you will cross Gokyo Lake One and Lake Two, then reach the third lake which is the place where you will spend the night.
  • During the day you can explore Gokyo Lake and take a rest
  • Dinner at the hotel and a nice sleep.

Max. altitude

4,800 m / 15,748 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

The day is dedicated to the hike to Gokyo Ri and the exploration of the glacial lakes of Gokyo. Gokyo Ri offers the panorama of the world’s highest peaks from Mount Cho-Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Cholatse, and Taweche, and to the east rises Mount Makalu. Then you will get back to the hotel for the lunch. Post lunch you will be exploring the beautiful lakes of Gokyo. You will be spending your night at a local tea house. 

Day Activity

  • Early Morning Get up and hike up to Gokyo Ri
  • View of Mount Cho-Oyu, Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, and many small peaks.
  • View of Gonjyanpo Glacier, Gokyo lakes on Seris including Dudh Pokhari.
  • Walk back to Gokyo Village and have breakfast 
  • During the day explore the lake area and take a rest
  • In the evening have dinner and sleep 

Max. altitude

5,357 m / 17,575 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

After exploring the wonderful valley of Gokyo and a fantastic trip to Gokyori, today you will be trekking back to Dole. You will be following the same way back to reach Dole. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Day Activity:

  • Early breakfast and start walking down for Dole.
  • Mainly Trail descends today to reach Dole.
  • viewing the beautiful lakes, yak farms, high mountains, and peaks
  • Arriving at Dole and enjoying the rest of the time
  • In the evening Dinner and sleep at Dole Guest House. 

Max. altitude

4,110 m / 13,484 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

The easy and pleasant way. Although the distance is a bit longer, the route is mostly descending. You will be crossing the familiar villages before getting back to Namche Bazar. At Namche Bazar, you can go to the café to enjoy the good coffee and the fresh bakes. You will be staying overnight at a local tea house. 

Day Activity

  • Breakfast at Dole
  • Walk down to Phortse Thanga and cross the Dudhkoshi River.
  • Walk up to Mogla Dada almost 300 meters up. then walk down to Sanasa and stop for lunch
  • After Lunch, walk to the beautiful town Namche Bazaar, then rest of the day enjoy yourself in a club, pool house, or pub.
  • In the evening have dinner and stay at a lodge. 

Max. altitude

3,440 m / 11,286 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Retrace the same way back, that you have followed up. Get the final glimpse of Mount Everest, enjoy the stunning trails, and wish good luck to the trekkers going up. At Lukla, you will be saying goodbye to your porter as well.

Activity:

  • Breakfast and departure
  • From Namche, it is now mostly downhill back into the tree line
  • Make your way back to Monjo following the Dudh Khosi now downstream
  • After a short break, you’ll follow the trail back to Phakding and ascend back to Lukla
  • Check in to the local tea house/lodge before enjoying your last Himalayan dinner and overnight


Max. altitude

2,800 m / 9,186 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

After collecting all the greatest memories of the trek, today you will be flying back to Ramechhap and driving back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can take a relaxing rest. 

Activity:

  • Breakfast and check out
  • Fly from Lukla back to Ramechhap
  • Enjoy once more the scenic flight with the Himalayas
  • Arrive at Ramechhap’s airport and drive back to Kathmandu
  • Check back into your hotel
  • In the evening our Adventure A One team invites you to a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu.


Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Meals

Breakfast

With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With the hope of seeing you again in Nepal, we will say goodbye for this time. 

Activity:

  • Our Adventure A One team will drive you to the airport on time for your onward departure
  • We hope you fully enjoyed our Everest Base Camp trek of 14 days in Nepal and hope to see you again for another A One adventure!

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

NA

Meals

Breakfast
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Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off during international flight arrival, departure, and local flight by a private vehicle. 
  • 2-night Hotel in Kathmandu at a 3-star category on a twin/double sharing BB basis.
  • All the entrance fees, and the permits needed for the trip.
  • Drive to Ramechhap Manthali. Drive from Manthali to Kathmandu.
  • Domestic (Manthali to Lukla and Lukla to Manthali). 
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking.
  • Guide Porter(s) food during the trekking and their all expenses.
  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking 
  • Tea house accommodation during the trekking. 
  • Guide and porter insurance. 
  • First Aid kit with basic medications.
  • Water purification tablet.
  • Sleeping Bag and walking poll for the trek if it is Necessary. 
  • Everest Region Trekking map. 
  • All the government taxes and the company service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner in the Nepali Restaurant.
  • Certificate of achievement to the Final Destination Everest Gokyo Ri. 

Doesn't Include

  • International airfare, Travel Insurance, and Nepal visa fees 
  • Food in Kathmandu. Laundry and beverages city and trekking area.
  • Extra charges of WIFI, hot shower, boiled water, and electricity to charge the devices during the trekking.
  • Tips for Guide, Porters.
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Everest Gokyo Ri trek

I recently completed the Everest Gokyo Ri trek and it was an incredible experience! From the breathtaking views of the Himalayas to the friendly locals, this trek had something for everyone. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and the routes were well marked. The food was delicious and the accommodations were comfortable and clean. I highly recommend this trek to anyone looking for an amazing adventure that’s not too strenuous. Five stars all around!

Đặng Duy Thừa
Đặng Duy Thừa
Viet Nam

Gokyo Valley Trek

Namaste! This is the first word that I heard in Nepal. I had done Everest Gokyo Ri Trek via Adventure a One Trek Team 2017. I am really happy with what they suggest to me. This trek is best for me with the beautiful lake and mountain scenery including Mount Everest. thank you

Sara Chapman
Sara Chapman
United States
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Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to go for the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek is from late March to early May and from late September to early December. The weather is generally good during these times with clear skies and mild temperatures.


The Everest Gokyo Ri Trek is considered a moderate-difficulty trek and is suitable for fit and experienced trekkers. The trek involves some steep ascents and descents and can be challenging in some sections. if you are doing early march and the end of December that time may be more difficult because of the snow. 


The Gokyo Ri Trek typically takes between 8-10 days to complete, depending on how fast you are trekking and the number of days you are spending at each stop along the way. if you have more days and want to explore the beautiful place of Namche or Gokyo valley you can spend around 12 days and more!!


The highest elevation on the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek is Gokyo Ri at 5,357 meters above sea level. This is the highest point of the trek and offers some of the most spectacular views of the Everest region like Mt Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, and many high peaks

Accommodation on the  Gokyo Ri Trek is usually in basic lodges or teahouses. These are generally clean and comfortable. They provide meals and snacks. Some teahouses may also have Wi-Fi access as well as an extra blanket in your sleeping room. 

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