Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Trip Style: Trekking
Transport: Private Vehicle & Flight
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse or Lodge
Group Size: 16
Max Elevation: Gokyo Ri (5357m)
- Breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains along the trail including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Kwangde Peak, Kangaru peak, Kusum peak, Tawache, and others
- Incredible sunrise and sunset views from various points along the trek
- Climbing the spectacular Gokyo Ri (5357m)
- Exploring the unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Sherpa community
- Observing the serene Gokyo Lakes
- Spotting rare wildlife including the snow leopards, Himalayan Tahr, and Danphe
- Tasting the delicious local cuisine
- Incredible hospitality in the community-run local tea houses
Everest Gokyo Ri trek is an incredible alternate trek in the foothills of the highest mountains of the world. The pristine landscapes of the Everest region ensure an excellent trekking adventure. Walking along with the beautiful Himalayan landscapes and exploring the diverse culture of the region are the highlights of this trek.
The trails of this magical trek also pass through the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park. This UNESCO listed World Heritage Site works in the conservation of various wildlife species, including snow leopard, Himalayan Tahr, Danphe, and others. The incredible flora and fauna of the Khumbu region will enchant you.
Moreover, the Everest Gokyo Ri trek provides you with the greatest views of the snow-capped mountains. You can observe the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kwangde Peak, Kangaru peak, Kusum peak, Tawache, and others. Besides that, you will also pass through glaciers and rivers originating from the Himalayas.
Furthermore, you can also explore the unique culture, lifestyle, and heritage of the Sherpa community. You will stay overnight at the local community-run teahouses. Namche Bazaar and Gokyo village will help you acclimatize and tackle altitude sickness with ease. The warm hospitality of the local people will make you fall in love with the place.
We are offering this spectacular trek at a reasonable cost. Read further for the detailed description of the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek.
About Trekking Route
Our journey starts with an adventurous flight from Kathmandu (1350m) to Lukla (2860m). After arriving at Lukla, you will start your trek to Phakding (2610m) and Namche Bazaar (3440m) the following days. Acclimatization at Namche is essential to adapt to the high altitude conditions.
Moreover, you will then hike to Dole (4038m), Machermo (4470m), and Gokyo (4480m) in the subsequent days. After acclimatizing at Gokyo village, you will climb the stunning Gokyo Ri (5357m). The gorgeous sunshine overlooking the snow-capped mountains from the top of Gokyo Ri is overwhelming.
Furthermore, you will then return to Lukla via Namche and Machermo. You will take the same route as earlier to complete this section of the trek. The adventurous flight then takes you back to Kathmandu from Lukla as our trek comes to an end.
When is the Best Time for the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek?
Autumn and Spring are the ideal time for the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek. These seasons provide perfect trekking conditions due to stable weather and moderate temperatures.
Autumn (September- November)
The months of September to November in the Autumn season is the best time for trekking in Nepal. The scenic atmosphere and the ideal temperatures make this trek in the Everest region a great adventure.
Moreover, you will have fewer chances of rainfall in Autumn. You will also get to observe the various cultural festivals celebrated by the local community.
The months of March to May is the next best time to trek in the region. You can observe the wildflowers blooming all over the hills providing a beautiful trekking environment. The Rhododendron flowers paint the hills red and pink all along the trail. You will also get moderate temperatures and minimal rainfall.
Moreover, the different off-season treks in the summer(monsoon) and the winter season are quite challenging but possible. The trails get slippery and leech-infested during the wet monsoon season. Besides that, there are avalanches and landslides in the region as well.
Furthermore, you will also get heavy snowfall and frigid temperatures during the winter season which makes the trek challenging. Overall, with proper preparation, this spectacular trek in the Everest Gokyo region is possible all around the year.
How Difficult is the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek?
Everest Gokyo Ri Trek is moderately challenging. Altitude is the primary difficulty factor of the trek. The high altitude of the trek reaches the maximum height of 5357m at Gokyo Ri. Minimal oxygen levels and temperatures during the trek pose a threat among trekkers.
Moreover, altitude sickness is quite common in the region. You should acclimatize and hydrate regularly during the trek to tackle the altitude sickness. The rugged trails have a lot of ups and downs along the way. Besides that, the stone steps along the narrow path can pose a threat to all skill levels.
Furthermore, the weather conditions are highly unpredictable in the higher altitude region, which is another difficulty during the trek. You should check the weather forecast and carry proper rain gear during the trek. Overall, the Everest Gokyo Ri trek is moderately challenging, but with proper training and preparation, it is doable with ease.