Gokyo Ri Trek-13 DAYS

View of Stunning Gokyo Lake and Everest
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  • 1 PAX US$1208
  • 2 PAX US$1101
  • 3 PAX US$1035
  • 4 PAX US$1028
  • 5-10 PAX US$1003
  • 11-20 PAX US$974
Price Per Person US$ 974 All included Services

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  • Mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes, a series of six stunning glacial lakes, known for their vibrant colors, ranging from emerald green to turquoise blue.
  • Gokyo Ri, a peak at an altitude of 5,357 meters, offers panoramic views of the Himalayan giants, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
  • Encounter Himalayan wildlife, including musk deer, Himalayan tahrs, and various species of birds.
  • Picturesque landscapes, including rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and snow-capped peaks, create stunning backdrops throughout the journey.
  • Experience the rich Sherpa culture and hospitality.
  • Interact with the friendly locals, and gain insights into their way of life and mountaineering traditions.
  • Explore Ngozumpa Glacier, he one of the largest glaciers in the Khumbu region.
  • Immerse yourself in the serenity of the dazzling glacial lake, especially in the afternoon.
  • Watch the sunrise and sunset of Everest and other mountains from Gokyo Ri (5,357 meters above sea level).

Explore Gokyo Valley including amazing view from Gokyo Ri

The Gokyo Ri Trek is a popular trekking route in the Everest Region of Nepal. It offers breathtaking views of some highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. Gokyo Ri Trek features the unbelievable scenery of the mesmerizing Gokyo Valley and its festival of beautiful turquoise lakes, moonscape-like glaciers, and stunning mountain views that include, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu – four of the eight highest peaks on earth.

Gokyo Ri Trek

The trek usually starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a small town in the Everest region. From Lukla, you’ll begin your trek, following the trail towards Phakding and Namche Bazaar. As you ascend, you’ll reach Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town and a popular resting point for trekkers. It’s a great place to acclimatize and explore the local markets, shops, and monasteries.

The Gokyo Ri Trek takes you to the beautiful Gokyo Lakes, a series of six glaciar lakes located at high altitudes. The lakes are known for their stunning colors and provide a picturesque setting for trekkers. You’ll have the opportunity to explore each lake and enjoy their serene beauty. The highlight of the trek is reaching the summit of Gokyo Ri, a peak standing at an altitude of 5,357 meters (17,575 feet). From the summit, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and other majestic peaks of the Everest region.

As you trek towards Gokyo, you’ll pass by the Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas. The glacier offers a unique opportunity to witness the grandeur of ice formations and experience the awe-inspiring power of nature in himalayan trekking adventure. Take a moment to appreciate the sheer size and beauty of this icy wonder.

The Gokyo Ri Trek takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Everest region. You’ll be surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks, pristine glacial lakes, and stunning valleys. The views are absolutely stunning and will leave you in awe at every turn. The trek involves challenging terrains, including steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and icy trails.

The Gokyo Ri Trek takes you to high altitudes, with Gokyo Ri summit reaching 5,357 meters (17,575 feet). As you ascend, you’ll experience the effects of altitude, such as reduced oxygen levels and lower temperatures. It’s important to acclimatize properly and follow a gradual ascent to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

Flora and Fauna:

As you trek through the lower altitudes, you’ll pass through lush forests consisting of pine, cedar, and rhododendron trees. The rhododendron forests are particularly stunning during the spring season when they burst into vibrant colors, including shades of red, pink, and white. You’ll also come across juniper bushes, bamboo groves, and various alpine flowers.

The Everest region is home to a variety of wildlife, although sightings can be rare due to the altitude and rugged terrain. Some of the wildlife you may encounter include Himalayan tahrs (wild goats), musk deer, Himalayan pheasants, and the elusive snow leopard (very rare to spot). There are also numerous bird species, such as the colorful Danphe (Himalayan Monal), ravens, and various species of eagles.

Cultural Experience:

Trekkers can immerse themselves in the customs and way of life of the Sherpa population with the Gokyo Ri Trek in Nepal, providing a rich cultural immersion experience. Trekkers pass through charming Sherpa settlements like Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, and Phortse as they travel through the heart of the Everest region.

With their centuries-old monasteries, prayer wheels, and brilliant prayer flags flapping against the stunning Himalayan backdrop, these settlements are brimming with cultural legacy. The Sherpa people are renowned for their gracious hospitality, and they extend a warm welcome to guests in their homes and lodges where they can partake in traditional Sherpa cuisine, hear stories from the community, and learn about their Buddhist traditions. One of the most important spiritual hubs in the area, Tengboche Monastery, provides a deep window into the Sherpa people’s way of life.

The Gokyo Ri Trek also offers a chance to observe the Sherpa community’s remarkable adaption to the high-altitude environment. Trekkers will witness cleverly cultivated terraced farms of barley, potatoes, and spinach—sustenance staples for the Sherpas—on the rough mountainous terrain. The elaborate stone homes, with their unique architectural style, showcase the Sherpas’ resourcefulness in making use of indigenous materials and adjusting to severe weather patterns. Conversations with the Sherpas indicate a close bond with the mountains, which they regard as holy beings in addition to being their home. Therefore, the trek is a cultural adventure that showcases the Sherpa people’s resilience, spirituality, and rich traditions in addition to being a physical journey across stunning scenery.

Climate of Gokyo Ri Trek:

The Gokyo Ri Trek’s climate fluctuates greatly with the seasons, providing unique opportunities and difficulties. Trekking is best done in the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November), when bright skies and steady weather prevail. Daytime highs during these times range from 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F) at lower elevations, but nighttime lows, particularly at higher elevations, can be below freezing. Rhododendrons blossom in spring and the surrounding foliage is abundant; in fall, crisp air and expansive views of the snow-capped peaks are there. The trails are busy with hikers during these seasons, and the weather is generally dependable, making them perfect for taking in the natural beauty and cultural diversity of the area.

On the other hand, the monsoon season (June to August) and winter (December to February) offer more difficult circumstances. At higher elevations, winter temperatures can drop as low as -20°C (-4°F), and heavy snowfall can make certain sections of the trail challenging to travel.

For those who are well-prepared and experienced, winter trekking offers seclusion and stunning snowscapes despite the cold. Heavy rains during the monsoon season, particularly at lower elevations, can cause landslides and slick pathways. Higher altitudes, such as Gokyo, see less rain and maintain a rather dry climate. When the clouds part, the monsoon also purges the atmosphere, providing breathtakingly brilliant views. Despite the problems posed by the weather, a safe and pleasurable walk may be achieved with the right planning and equipment for each season.

Difficulty Level:

The Gokyo Ri trek is considered a moderately challenging trek. It involves ascending to high altitudes, and the trail can be steep and rugged at times. You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness and be prepared for long days of hiking. Altitude sickness can also be a concern, so it’s important to acclimatize properly and be aware of the symptoms. Prior trekking experience is helpful but not mandatory for this trek.


The duration of the Gokyo Ri trek can vary depending on the itinerary and individual preferences. On average, the trek takes around 12 to 14 days to complete. This duration includes the trekking days, rest days for acclimatization, and some buffer days in case of any delays due to weather conditions. The specific itinerary can be customized to fit your preferences and time availability.


During the Gokyo Ri trek, we arrange accommodation in tea houses or lodges along the trekking route. These are basic but comfortable accommodations that provide rooms with twin beds, blankets, and shared bathroom facilities. While the amenities may vary depending on the location and altitude, we ensure that you have a safe and comfortable place to rest after a day of trekking. Please note that the availability of hot showers and heating may be limited in some places.


As part of our services, we provide three meals a day during the Gokyo Ri trek. The meals are typically served in the tea houses or lodges where you stay. The menu options at these establishments include a variety of Nepali, Tibetan, and international dishes. You can expect meals like dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), noodles, pasta, momo (dumplings), soups, and a range of snacks. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available, and we ensure that the food is hygienic and nutritious to keep you energized during the trek.


Touch the himalayas provide experienced and licensed trekking guides for the Gokyo Ri trek. Our guides are knowledgeable about the local culture, traditions, and the trekking route. They are fluent in English and will accompany you throughout the trek, ensuring your safety, providing information about the surroundings, and assisting you with any issues that may arise. Our guides have a deep understanding of altitude sickness and are trained to handle any emergencies. They will make your trek more enjoyable and informative.


While we strongly recommend that you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities, we do not provide insurance ourselves. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate insurance coverage that includes emergency evacuation and medical expenses. Trekking in remote areas involves certain risks, and having insurance ensures that you are adequately protected in case of any unforeseen circumstances.


For the Gokyo Ri trek, you will require two permits:

  1. Sagarmatha National Park Permit: This permit allows you to enter the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a protected area in the Everest region.
  2. TIMS Card (Trekkers’ Information Management System): The TIMS card is a trekkers’ database that provides information about trekkers and ensures their safety and security. It is mandatory for all trekkers in Nepal.

As ‘Touch the Himalaya,’ we will assist you in obtaining these permits. We will handle the necessary paperwork and make the arrangements to ensure that you have the required permits before starting the trek.

Please note that the facilities and services provided by ‘Touch the Himalayas’ may be subject to their specific policies and terms. It is advisable to directly contact the agency for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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Arrival in Kathmandu Check Into hotel

Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Max. Altitude: 2,544m/8,344ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 3,445m/11,299ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 3,445m/11,299ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 4,040m/13,251ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouese/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 4,480m/14,246ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 4,750m/15,580ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 5483m/1983ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 3,440m/11,286ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 2,804m/8,490ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Lodge/Guest house
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House.
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

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What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Kathmandu-Lukla (trekking starting point and after the trek ) Lukla to Kathmandu by flight
  • All necessary trekking  permit And  fees, (Everest National Park  permit and TIMs cards).
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • All accommodation during trek (Tea house/guesthouse)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained Everest special trekking guide and assistant guide (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Expert local porter from Everest area (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, Equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure


Can't find trip as your Schedule Date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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