Everest Gokyo Ri trek is a moderately challenging trekking adventure in the Everest region. The trail of this incredible trek passes through the foothills of the Himalayas. The magical landscapes provide you with an excellent opportunity for trekking. Walking alongside the diverse cultural settlements of the region is another advantage of this trek.
The Sagarmatha National Park is a beautiful conservation area along the trails of this trek. This natural heritage site is home to rare and endangered wildlife species, including Himalayan Tahr, snow leopard, Danphe, etc. The incredible adventure is the once in a lifetime opportunity for avid trekkers all around the world.
Moreover, the awe-inspiring views of snow-capped mountains are another highlight of the trek in Everest Gokyo region. You can get magical views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kwangde Peak, Mt. Ama Dablam, Kusum peak, Kangaru peak, Tawache, etc. Besides that, there are various ice glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, and rivers in the Himalayan region as well.
Furthermore, the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa community will enchant travelers. You will stay in the teahouses and lodges along the trail. Namche Bazaar and Gokyo are ideal places to acclimatize in this trek. This outstanding trekking package is available at a reasonable cost. Read further for the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek and other related information in detail.
Highlights of the Trek
- Magical views of sunrise and sunset views from various viewpoints along the trail
- Awe inspiring views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kangaru peak, Kwangde Peak, Tawache, Kusum peak, and others
- Ascending the trekking peak of Gokyo Ri (5357m)
- The exploration of serene Gokyo Lakes
- Exploring the culture of the Sherpa community
- Spotting rare flora and fauna of region including the Himalayan Tahr, snow leopards, and Danphe
- Tasting the local delicacies of Nepalese people
- Warm hospitality in the tea houses
The Trekking Route
Our Everest Gokyo Ri Trek will start with a scenic flight from Kathmandu (1350m) to Lukla (2860m). After this incredible flight, we will continue our trek from Lukla to Phakding (2610m) and then trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). We will tackle altitude sickness with acclimatization at Namche and other regions along the trek.
Moreover, you will then pass through various settlements including Phortse (4038m), Machermo (4470m), and Gokyo (4480m). After acclimatizing, you will also have a chance to climb Gokyo Ri (5357m). The Gokyo Ri trekking peak is also a great viewpoint. From the viewpoint you can observe magical views of the snow-capped mountains of the Everest region.
Furthermore, you will also trek back to Lukla to Namche and Dole. You will also complete this trek in a great adventurous flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. After landing, we will take you to a hotel in Kathmandu, where our tour ends.
Ideal Time for the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek
Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September- November) are the peak season for the trek. These seasons ensure stable weather conditions and moderate temperatures in the Everest region.
The Autumn months of September to November are the best time for taking this Everest Gokyo Ri Trek. The ideal temperatures in the Everest region make it suitable for a great adventure.
Moreover, Autumn also has minimal precipitation, and there are clear blue skies. You can also observe the cultural and religious festivals in this season.
The Spring months of March to May are also ideal for travel in the region. You can also observe magical views of snow-capped mountains and other natural diversities. Moreover, There are wildflowers like rhododendrons and wild oaks all over the area. You can also experience moderate temperatures in the region with minimal rainfall.
Moreover, the off-seasons treks in the summer monsoon and the winter season can get quite challenging. The slippery and muddy trails in the wet monsoon season will get quite tricky for all travelers. There are avalanches and landslides that you need to consider as well.
Furthermore, there are heavy snowfall and extreme freezing temperatures in the winter season. Overall, with packing and preparation, you can complete this trek.
How Difficult is the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek?
This incredible trek in the Everest Gokyo region is more challenging than a regular Everest base camp trek. The high altitude region has many challenges, including altitude sickness. The trails take you to a maximum height of 5357m at Gokyo Ri. There is minimal oxygen and temperatures that can get tricky for trekkers.
Moreover, trekkers should acclimatize regularly during the trek to tackle altitude sickness. The rugged region trails move up and down a lot, making it challenging for all travelers. Besides that, the narrow path can be a threat to all skill levels. Therefore, trekkers must have proper fitness and stamina to complete this trek. Travelers should also perform a training regime that includes various activities like physical exercise, cardio vascular exercises, mental exercises, and others.
Furthermore, there are highly unpredictable weather conditions in the higher altitude region. You should check for the forecast of weather before starting on the trek. Overall, with proper training and preparation, you can complete this trek with ease.
Food And Accommodation along the Trek
The facilities of food and accommodation are pretty standard in this trail of the Everest Gokyo Ri Trek. There are tea houses along trails that provide basic facilities, including twin beds, a mattress, a pillow, a warm blanket, and others.
Trekkers need to book all these facilities of food and accommodation in advance. Toilets are outside of the teahouse and in squat style, which can be pretty challenging for some trekkers to use. There are facilities like Wi-Fi, charging, and hot water in these teahouses. However, they might come at an added cost.
Meals in these teahouses are pretty basic, with bread toasts, eggs, and porridge for breakfast. Tea, garlic soup, coffee, and other hot beverages. The typical Nepalese meal of “Dal Bhat” gets served in teahouses. It includes rice, lentils, dal, meat, spinach, pickles, and others.
Some tea houses also offer momo, noodles, chowmein, pizza, burgers, and others. Besides that, you can also diet on various protein bars, dry fruits, granola bars, snacks, and energy drinks during this tour.