Gokyo ri trek

Gokyo ri trek

attractions Attraction
Gokyo Ri Lake, Everest Views, Namche bazar
nature Accomodation
timer Duration
10 Days
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Flight to and from Lukla
Group Size
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temple_hindu Culture

Looking for a quieter alternative to the popular Everest Base Camp Trek? Well, why not explore the serene beauty of the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek. This is the Khumbu as it used to be, with tranquil winding riverine trails, untouched Sherpa villages where yaks graze freely, and peaceful alpine viewpoints offering breathtaking views of the towering Himalayan peaks. Alpine Ramble Treks has thoughtfully crafted a 10-day itinerary, ensuring you can escape the crowds and still savor the best of the region, including the awe-inspiring northwest face of Everest. Experience timeless Himalayan culture and immerse yourself in stunning mountain vistas on the road less traveled with the Everest Gokyo Lake Trek.

Trek Highlights:

  • Gokyo Lake Trek, an alternative to Everest Base Camp, offers stunning Everest views and stays in Namche Bazaar.
  • Less crowded route showcases local life, icy rivers, glacier debris, snow-capped peaks, and turquoise Gokyo Lakes.
  • Gokyo Lakes consist of six bodies of water at 4,700 to 5,000m, a Ramsar site, and sacred to Hindus and Buddhists.
  • The valley offers an extra day to explore the 5th and 6th lakes at the base of Cho Oyu.
  • Expect 5 hours of walking a day, including a climb to Gokyo Ri for panoramic views.
  • Namche Bazaar acclimatization allows visiting Khumjung Village and Sir Edmund Hillary's school.
  • A vibrant market town, Namche is a place to share trekking stories and experiences.

Trip Info for Gokyo Ri Trek:

  • Trek Start:
    • Begins from Kathmandu to Lukla.
    • Requires obtaining necessary permits and TIMS card.
    • The trail gradually ascends through diverse landscapes.
  • Accommodation:
    • Teahouses/lodges along the route offer basic lodging.
    • Dormitory-style rooms or private rooms available.
    • Basic amenities like beds, blankets, and shared bathrooms.

  • Meals:
    • Teahouses provide meals: Dal Bhat (rice, lentil soup), noodles, rice dishes, etc.
    • Limited menu items, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Carrying some energy bars and snacks is recommended.

  • Typical Day:
    • Start early in the morning for better weather and views.
    • Trek for about 6-8 hours a day, with breaks in between.
    • Reach teahouse for the night, rest, and explore.

  • Communication:
    • Limited mobile network coverage, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Some teahouses offer Wi-Fi, but it might be slow and unreliable.

  • Electricity and Water:
    • Charging devices may come at an extra cost in teahouses.
    • Hot showers might be available for an additional fee.
    • Safe drinking water: carry purification methods or buy bottled water.

  • Tipping:
    • Tipping is a common practice to show appreciation for good service.
    • You can tip guides, porters, and teahouse staff if you're satisfied.

  • Trek Season:
    • Best seasons: Autumn (clear weather) and Spring (blooming rhododendrons).
    • Winter is colder but less crowded. Summer/Monsoon brings rain and more challenge.

Gokyo Ri Trek Difficulty :

  1. For Beginners:
    • Gokyo Ri Trek can be manageable for beginners with good fitness levels and preparation.
    • The trail has a variety of terrains, from gradual ascents to steeper sections.
    • Pace yourself, take breaks, and acclimatize properly to higher altitudes.
    • Consider hiring a guide or trekking with a group for added support.

  2. For Experienced Trekkers:
    • Experienced trekkers will find this trek moderately challenging.
    • Familiarity with multi-day treks and altitude effects is beneficial.
    • Some sections might involve longer and more strenuous walks, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Flexibility and previous trekking experience will be advantageous.
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Mohan Subedi

Mohan Subedi is the founder of Hinepal Treks. He is a professional trek and adventure guide.

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