Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek
- Trek around the base camp of Mt. Everest with stunning views of the top of the word
- Experience vast panoramas of mountain ranges, villages, and Sagarmatha National Park
- Visit Gokyo Lakes and the longest glacier in the world, Ngozumpa Glacier
The Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is for trekkers who wish to visit the Everest region without going to Everest Base Camp or crossing the high passes in the area. This trek meanders to the turquoise waters of Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri, which is an excellent vantage point for views over the Himalayan Mountain Range including Everest. The trek also visits the longest glacier in the world, Ngozumpa Glacier and Gokyo Ri.
The adventure begins in Kathmandu with a tour of world heritage sites. The trek begins in Lukla after a short flight from Kathmandu. On the trail you can stay in the Sherpa villages that dot the landscape and experience Buddhist culture as it radiates from the monasteries and shrines along the way. Breathtaking rhododendron forests line the trails accented by magnolias, firs, pines and oaks. As the trek continues higher above the tree line, the scenery changes to snow dusted peaks, wind eroded rocks, powder blue glaciers, and turquoise lakes, which complement the landscape.
For more pictures and to read about the experience up to Everest Base Camp, you can visit our blog here.
Day 01: Meet guide in Kathmandu and check into a hotel.
Day 02: Go on a sightseeing tour and prepare for the trek
Day 03: Travel by plane to Lukla and trek to Phakding. -04 hrs, 2,652 m/8,700 ft
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar. -06 hrs, 3,440 m/11,283 ft
Day 05: Acclimate in Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Phortse. -06 hrs, 3810 m/ 12,496 ft
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo. -06 hrs, 4,470 m/ 14,663 ft
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Valley. -06 hrs, 4,800 m/15,744 ft
Day 09: Climb Gokyo Ri and hike to Gokyo lakes. -06 hrs, 5,357 m/17,570 ft
Day 10: Trek to Dole. -04 hrs, 4,038 m/ 13,248 ft
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar. -05 hours, 3,440 m/11,283 ft
Day 12: Trek to Lukla. -08 hrs, 2,800 m/9,184 ft
Day 13: Take an airplane to Kathmandu to Finish the Trek