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Gokyo Trekking

Trip Facts

10 days,
Trip Destination:
Gokyo ri (5380 m)
Max. Altitude:
5380 m,
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


The Gokyo trekking provides an opportunity to see Spectacular views of the Everest & other Himalayas, including crystal clear Blue Gokyo Lakes. If you do not have Enough time trek to Everest Base Camp this trek will be an excellent alternative trekking in Everest region. After an Exhilarating Flight to Lukla, you enter Sherpa Community. 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 is a wonderful trekking Holiday in Everest region In Nepal. Gokyo and Gokyo Ri (most popular viewpoint of Gokyo valley trek)  one of the great views to see high range Mountain, unbelievable Glacier, Stunning Pristine Lakes & Surrounding Himalayas. Gokyo Trekking will be finished within 10 days walk from Kathmandu to Kathmandu but it can be extended till 18 days so it's on your choice and your holiday duration in Nepal if you would love to go over Cho la pass and EBC. Gokyo trekking takes unbelievable viewpoint Which provides such an insane Mountain view including Mt. Everest, Choyou, Makalu, Lhotse, Which are over 8000 m high Moutain as well as the largest Ngozumpa Glacier that's all we get to see when we are at the top of Gokyo Ri (5380 m).

Gokyo trekking begins from Lukla after a 30-minute scenic flight in the small plane. This trek is a short Everest region trek leads you to the paradise hamlet Gokyo valley through Namche(Gateway of Everest region trek). Gokyo trekking is known as a Gokyo Valley trek & Gokyo Lake trek too as it is truly beautiful trekking with heart-stopping Mountain vistas, Pristine Blue Lakes, Glacier and many Snowcap Peaks surroundings.

Outline itinerary of Gokyo trekking:

DAY 01: Fly to Lukla (2840 m) than Trek to Phakding (2650 m)

DAY0 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450 m).

DAY 03:  Acclimatized day

DAY0 4: Trek to Dole (4100m)

DAY0 5: Trek to Machhermo (4400 m)

DAY 06: Trek to Gokyo (4750 m)

DAY 07: Trek back to Machhermo (4400 m)

DAY 08: Trek to Khumjung (3780 m)

DAY 09: Trek to Phakding (2660 m)

DAY 10:  Trek to Lukla

DAY 11: Fly to Kathmandu.

Gokyo Trekking outline Itinerary:

  • On Arrival and DEparture pickups & drops in a private car/Jeep,
  • 2-night Hotel in Kathmandu and tea house accommodation during your trip in the mountain,
  • 3 times food from the menu during your trek in the mountain,Government authorized license holder guide,
  • Local strong porters,
  • all staff salary, food, insurance and other essential things,
  • your trekking permits,
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu Flight ticket,
  • grounded transportation as per itinerary,
  • Emergency helicopter management


DAY 1: Kathmandu airport(1350m).

As you told us the time and air company you are landing we will be at the airport with a private vehicle to pick up you. We welcome you with the flower made necklace than drop you at your hotel.

DAY 2: Fly to Lukla(2840m) thanTrek from Phakding (2650m)

It is our early morning weak up day because we will have an early flight to Lukla in a small plane about 30 minutes than we reach Lukla. Once we reach there we will manage our bags and day walking cloths than walk about 3 hours Gradual down passing many buddies prayer flags, mani walls, Stupas and beautiful landscape. It is the short and easy day. We will stay in Phakding village.

DAY 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m).

We need to finish our breakfast before 8 o’clock in the morning than we have to start to walk from Phakding. There will many suspension bridges and few Sherpa residency area till we walk Jorsalle which is 3 hours walk from Phakding. After passing Jorsalle we go again along the river and need to cross 2 more bridge to get the proper steep way to Namche. After crossing those bridges after Jorsalle we have to walk steeply 2 more hours through pine forest and checkpoint than we will be in Namche. It is where we going to get our sleeping room.

DAY 4:  Acclimatized day

It is generally the rules when you cross 3400 meters you should spend some there at list one extra night which helps you not to have mountain sickness. There are few popular places where we going to visit with your guides such as a museum, Everest view spot, national park museum, and Gompa. Overnight in Namche.

DAY 5: Trek to Dole(4100m)-5hrs walk

After having two night in the same place Namche we will be stronger and also acclimatized so first we walk a bit steep about 20 minutes after that it will super easy walk on the flat and wide trail till Kyanjuma and Sanasa. while you are between Kyanjuma and Namche the view will be just unbelievable and marvelous. The narrow and steep small trails lead you steeply up towards Mogh Danda after we pass Sanasa than after Mong Danada we go down again to the river and upwards to Dole which is lovely small area has the big lawn and fantastic mountain view. Most of the time after passing Mong danda we will walk through the forest that means we might get to see some Musk deer, black buck, and mountain goat. Overnight in Dole.

DAY 6: Trek to Machhermo(4400m)

It is your easy walking day after you finish your breakfast in the lodge you just walk gradually up in an open area and spectacular views around including Mt. Choyo 8000 M High. It is only 3 hours walking passing some turning and zigzag way. Overnight in Machhermo.

DAY 7: Trek to Gokyo (4750m) - 4 to 5 hrs

After your breakfast you going to walk gradually uphill along the valley towards Gokyo and glacier, it is also open area but paradise scenario around. when you walk 3 hours from Machhermo after passing Luza and Fanga you will get to see the beautiful blue lake next to the glacier. So in total you going to walk for about 5 hours. Overnight stay in the lodge of Gokyo.

DAY 8: Trek back to Machhermo(4400m)-7 hrs

the going to be your long day including the time you go up to Gokyo RI (5380m),It is really high peak where  the view of Mt. Everest, Mt.Choyo Lakes, Glacier and many uncountable mountains that you can explore and back to Gokyo again after that still you have to eat your breakfast than descending straight via same way you took a day before to Machhermo. You going to stay one night there in tea house.

DAY 9: Trek to Khumjung(3780m)- 6 hrs

Our group needs to be ready again in the morning for the day adventure which is also the same trail we gonna follow till near Sanasa than we have to climb 20 minutes to reach at Khumjung. Which is the old and historical village of Sherpa community as well as the Hillary school, old Khumjung Gompa, wide and colorful houses? We sleep one night there in the lodge.

DAY 10: Trek to Phakding(2660m)- 5 hrs

It is your 2nd last walking day in Khumbu Everest region. This day we just descend all the time through the forest, steep trail, suspension bridges, and few Sherpa village. After 5 hours easy walk along the river, you will get to Phkding where we stay.

DAY 11:  Trek to Lukla

We can start our journey quite late this day as we have only 3 hours walk to Lukla and in Lukla there are not many things to see and explore around so we can start late breakfast then walk to Lukla. Once we reach Lukla we have to manage the farewell dinner with guide and porter who helped your each and every step during your trip. Overnight in Lukla.

DAY 12: Fly to Kathmandu.

We will fly in the morning basically but depends how is the weather over there so when we reach kathmandu airport we will also provide you the private drop service to your hotel. Overnight in kathamndu.

DAY 13: Departure day

Our airport co-coordinator will drop you on time as you told us the date and time.

Whats Included?

Service Includes

  • On Arrival and DEparture pickups & drops in a private car/Jeep,
  • 2-night Hotel in Kathmandu and tea house accommodation during your trip in the mountain,
  • 3 times food from the menu during your trek in the mountain, Government authorized license holder guide,
  • Local strong porters,
  • all staff salary, food, insurance and other essential things,
  • your trekking permits,
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu Flight ticket,
  • grounded transportation as per itinerary,
  • Emergency helicopter management

Service Excludes

  • More than one main course food
  • Travel Insurance,
  • Meals in city,
  • Tip for guide and porter, it is highly expected,
  • Items of a personal nature such as wifi, shower,toilet roll, bigger money, bar bills, battery charge,
  • Alochalic and non-alcoholic drinks

Essential Infos

Is Nepal safe for the holiday?

Yes, it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involves in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party is already in parliament and doing their best, it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe. if you feel scared still you can have your authorized guide who will take care of you and give you much information.

How Can I get Nepal visa?

To get visa for Nepal is a easy once you arrive In TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and  some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easier when you arrive at Kathmandu airport.

Where is the best area to trek in Nepal?

There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.

Which season is the best to travel to Nepal?

Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many different temperature and climate within a few hour drives. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in winter (Sep. to Dec) and spring (Mar. to June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to call the best season of the year.

What type of equipment do I need to bring for the trek?

The trekking equipment will depend on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Windproof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as below:

  • Sleeping bag, torch,
  • Down Jacket,
  • Trekking pools, the pair of t-shirt and pair Pant,
  • Pair of suck and Sun Glass,
  • General medicine,
  • Rucksack and day bag,
  • Windproof jacket, Gloves, warm hat,
  • Inner drawer and thermal,

Can I trek in Nepal?

Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for first time you can make the easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are the easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo trekking, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp, Annapurna circuit trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is the best area up on your pace.

Can I get an experienced guide in Nepal?

Yes, you can get an experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is a nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.

What is the price of Everest trekking?

There are so many different trekking and travel company who organize all trekking and touring activities in Nepal and they have their own strategy and price but the fact of the trek is the same so if you are in Nepal to make Everest base camp trekking and if you are alone it cost comparatively more than groups, in general for solo trekkers Kathmandu to Kathmandu 12 days Everest base camp trek cost 1299 USD and if you are two people going there cost 1199 USD. If you are budget travelers still you can save some money with this cost but this price is just enough to do all activities during your 12 days time up to the mountain. you have more than 8 people in your group one get free trip while you are in Nepal except for your domestic flights.

What is the maximum weight for a porter in Nepal?

Nepal tourism board published some rules and regulation for porters who used to work generally with tourist they carry 25 kg , so in general you will get one porter for two trekkers it means one trekker need to make their weight about 12.5 kg and if you have extra clothes or any extra things that you bought from your country you can leave in hotel locker in Kathmandu once you are back you will get it, it is safe.

What is the maximum weight can I take to Lukla by plane?

Flying to Lukla we will be in a small plane whereas just 14  to 16 people in one plane it is small this is why there is short of strict rules need to be just 15 kg per person as a luggage and small day bags as a hand carry you can take with you. if you have any extra things in your bag you can leave in Kathmandu hotel before you leave than it helps a lot to repack and to follow the rules. Still, after repacking your bag have more than 15 kg you have to pay 5 USD per kg than you can fly in or out.

How much do I need to tip for guide and Porter?

Tipping things is not compulsory but it is highly expected from field staff during your trek in Nepal such as waiter Driver, Guide porters. Mainly if you are in Nepal and doing more than week trip with guide or with porter you can tip about 100 USD for guide and 80 USD for porter but if they make your special trip with lots of information take caring and you feel safe all the time with them than you can add more tip on top of that.

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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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