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Gokyo Trekking

Trip Facts

11 days,
Trip Destination:
Gokyo ri(5360m)
Max. Altitude:
Minimum Pax:
Walking and sightseeing,
Start Trip:
End Trip:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner,
Best Season:
Sep. to Dec and Feb. to June,
plane to lukla and back,private car and van,
Per Day Walking:
4 to 6hours,
Trip Grade:
Gokyo Trekking


This short 10 day trek provides an opportunity to see spectacular views of the Everest Region, including Mt. Everest and magical mountain lakes. If you do not have the time to trek to Everest Base Camp this is an excellent alternative. After an exhilarating flight to Lukla you enter Sherpa country. These friendly people will make your stay in this region one that you will never forget. You will be immersed in their culture and witness their traditional lifestyles in the foothills of the Himalaya. 

Gokyo trekking route takes you through enchanting villages such as Namche Bazaar, Khumjung and Gokyo. The views are breathtaking and include, Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha) at 8848m, Mt. Choyo 8200m, Mt. Lhotse 8505m, Makalu to name a few, carving glaciers and five pristine mountain lakes. This trek follows the highly praised trekking route along the Dudh Koshi River to its source at Gokyo Lake which is west of the Everest Base Camp, giving you the opportunity to summit Gokyo Peak (Gokyo Ri, 5383 meters).


DAY 1 : Fly early in the morning from kathmandu to Lukla (2860m) and hike to Phakding(2660) It's about 3 hours graduale walking.

DAY 2 : Trek from Phakding to Namche bazzar (3450m) it is about 5 to 6 hours walking along Dodh Khosi River.

DAY 3 : Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar.(we can make few hours trip around),

DAY 4 : Trek from Namche to Dole (4120m), it’s about 5 hours walking.

DAY 5 : Trek from Dole to Gokyo(4750m) about 6 hours walking.

DAY 6 : Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo ri (5340m) early in morning without backpack and same day decend to Machhermo(4410m) it's about 6 hours walking all together.

DAY 7 : Trek from Machhermo to Namche via khumjung(3780).it's about 6 hours walking in total.

DAY 8 : Trek from khumjung to phakding, it’s about 5 hours walking.

DAY 9 : Trek from Phakding to Lukla it's abot 3 hours walikg and farewell dinner with porters and guide at lukla hotel,which is expected from the porter and guide.

DAY 10:  Fly back to kathmandu in the morning, and rest of the day you can make few hours sight seeing in kathamndu valley or shopping for your frinds and family.

DAY 11 : We will drop you to the airport by private car/jeep.

Note: The above itineraries are just a subject to change due to groups condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries after consulting to your guide or assistance guide. 

Whats Included?

Service Includes

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/jeep,
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu,
  • 1 expert tour guide,
  • Meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) and all accommodations during the trekking.
  • A highly experience well trained government license holder guide, sherpa, required porters (1 porter between 2 people) and their meal, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipment.
  • Trekking permit and TIMs(Trekkers information management system).

Service Excludes

  • Your Travel Insurance,visa fee,
  • Your Travel Insurance,
  • Drinks and main meals in city,
  • Tip for guide and poter,it is expected,
  • Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry,
  • Alochalic and non alchohalic drinks,Bar bills.
  • intrance fees while you are in shight seeing in katrhamndu,

Essential Infos


During your stay in Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a clean and net hotel in Kathmandu with an attached private room. All accommodations during your trek are on a twin-shared basis. On request, we can supply you with a single bed accommodation too.

The Kathmandu hotel has attached bathroom, while the tea houses during your trek in most places only have shared bath- and toilet facilities. However, single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and at most trekking regions in the lower ranges. They might be more difficult to find the higher you travel

Meals during trekking:

You will be able to experience authentic, home cooked meals. However, if you chose, there is also an international cousin (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) available.

Breakfast and dinner will be served in a tea house or lodge. Here we will also rest for the night. Lunch, on the other hand, is served during our trip to the next destination. While trekking, all meals will be provided. However, during your stay in Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided. As a special bonus,

Physical Condition & Experience:

The main trekking region Everest, Annapurna and Manasalu is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who can walk at least 4-7 hours a day with a light rucksack. Some days, the walking hours will stretch to 7 – 8 hours.

You might already know, walking in high altitude is more demanding, due to restricted oxygen, then when trekking in lower heights. You will need excellent health and average physical fitness. Bring a positive attitude to the trek and some determination; all the rest will come by itself. Together we can succeed.

It is advisable to start doing exercise several weeks before your holiday trip to Nepal. This will give you the needed stamina and give you additional strength. You will definitely benefit from some past hiking experience, but this is not really required for this trip.


If you have a pre-existing medical condition such as a heart- lung-, and blood diseases it is an imperative to inform safe holiday adventure pvt.ltd before making a booking. We also recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling to the Himalayan. Don’t forget your travel insurance.

Best time to travel to Nepal:

Spring (Feb to May) and then again

Autumn (September to December 15) are the best months for this trip.

Although this trip can be accomplished during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone but if you prefer to trek when there is not many trekker that is possible too and easy to find accommodations during your trek.


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Samanta & Paolo This has been our first time in Nepal. We are very happy for the Trekking in Gokyo Ri, with our guide Santosh. We had good time in this fantabulatic place and we have leaved a magic experience with local people. After the trekking we have also three ...Read More

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