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Gokyo Ri Peak

(5340m / 17519 ft)

Gokyo Ri Peak

14 Days

Difficulty Level



$3700 per person


One of the highest settlements in the world, which is located on the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier (Khumbu region of Nepal), at the end of the Gokyo valley. This glacier is the largest in the whole of the Himalayas. Watching the sunrise and sunset is the most preferred activity. It is worth noting that the Gokyo-Ri peak acts as a podium for Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Everest and Makalu. Visit the extraordinary and majestic Gokyo Ri peak with K1 Adventures.

  • 01
    DAY 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu and will be transferred to the hotel. You can either opt to relax or explore the city. Evening will be well spent by a cultural program and dinner.

  • 02
    DAY 2

    Embark on Kathmandu sightseeing that includes Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Durbar square and Buddhist shrines.We will discuss about the trip and you are free to ask anything.

  • 03
    DAY 3

    We would fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Phakding, that would take close to 3-4 hours. Once we are in Lukla, we start our first small trek to Phakding where the porters would carry our baggage / gear and spend the night in a nearby monastery.

  • 04
    DAY 4

    fter an early breakfast, we start our trek to Namche Bazar from Phakding, which takes 5 hours. The views enroute just dissipate the tiredness. We will spend the night in the accommodation in Namche. Dinner follows.

  • 05
    DAY 5

    Only acclimatisation in Namche Bazar. There are ATM’s, tea houses, bakeries, shops and pharmacies in Namche. Rest is important.

  • 06
    DAY 6

    Time to trek to Phorse village from Namche bazar and it takes 5-6 hours. The path eventually reaches Sansa which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. We trek gradually up through Mongla pass (3975 m) from where we glimpse Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Tawoche and Mt. Khumbila. Sherpas regard Mt. Khumbila is a sacred mountain of the patron god of the Khumbu area. Descending to Dudhkosi Khola (3250 m), we cross a bridge and again trek up through the rhododendron forest, a host for Himalayan wild deer and musk deer. Finally, we arrive at the walled fields of Phorse. Phorse is just under the snow dusted peaks of Tawoche and Cholaste. From here it's a short trek to Phorse village where we rest overnight.

  • 07
    DAY 7

    Phorse Village - Machhermo and the time taken is 5-6 hours. We will also get to see the Dudh Koshi river. We climb steadily up through a scenic ridge above Dole and the trail climbs via Lhabarma. Offering us good views of Cho Oyu, Kantega, and Thamserku the trail takes us through many summer settlements and a charming hamlet of Luza (4360 m). Machhermo is the last major settlement on the way up to Gokyo. We will spend the night in Machhermo. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • 08
    DAY 8

    Machharmo - Gokyo trek that takes 5 hours taking us via Chorten and Pangkha. We descend to the river bank before beginning to climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. After crossing an iron bridge over a stream the trail levels out as it follows the valley past the first lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get a chance to observe the Llama footprints on a stone. At the sight of the second lake, Taboche Tsho we become mesmerised by the shimmering turquoise blue sheet of water sparkling in the sun. Little ahead of the second lake, we reach the third lake, the two linked by a surging stream. Gokyo village stands by the third lake and Cho-Oyu Mountain as a backdrop sets an amazing spectacular sight here. After lunch, we will explore around the third Lakes, Dudh Pokhari. We will spend the night in a teahouse with comfortable bedrooms. Overnight in Gokyo.

  • 09
    DAY 9

    Time to climb Gokyo Ri and make our way to the great lakes, which takes no less than 6 hours. The fourth lake is Thonak sho, and the fifth lake is Ngozuma sho. Northern part of the fifth lake provides fabulous views of Cho-Oyu Base Camp and the biggest glacier of the world- the Ngozumpa glacier. Moved by the charm, we may even try to go to the sixth lake too but it depends upon our own interest and time. Back to Gokyo village. Overnight at Gokyo.

  • 10
    DAY 10

    Gokyo to Dole which takes 3-4 hours, and involves a simple downhill walk along the Dudh Kosi river. An overnight stop for most of the trekkers going towards Gokyo Valley. Overnight in Dole.

  • 11
    DAY 11

    Dole to Namche and the time taken is 4-5 hours, that takes us through the beautiful landscapes of Sanasa and Namche, before arriving in Namche Bazar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included. We will spend the night in Namche bazar.

  • 12
    DAY 12

    Time to head towards Lukla from Namche Bazar that would take 6 hours. We shall rest for the night in Lukla.

  • 13
    DAY 13

    We fly back to Kathmandu.

  • 14
    DAY 14

    Sweet home is calling.

  • Trekking permits, Nature conservation fees and peak permits.
  • Flights between Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Camp accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Transport during arrival and departure to & from Kathmandu.
  • Cook staff,
  • Basic climbing gear
  • EPI gas and stove / kitchen equipment as per the requirement.
  • International airfare from your home country to Kathmandu and return, visas and insurance.
  • Staff gratuities
  • Room upgrades in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses on shopping, food and beverages.
  • Emergency evacuation and hospitalisation.
  • Coid-19 tests and quarantines if any.
  • Delay in the expedition due to unforeseen situations.
  • Personal main gear for climbing such as a backpack, layers of clothes etc.
  • All the vital gear for the climb are included such as trekking poles, ice axe, helmet, light and batteries, crampons, carabiners. Please let us know if you have any query specific to gears and its availability. Gears needed for climbing would be provided by us. Please bring the following mentioned gears with you for this expedition.
  • For base layer clothing, short sleeve synthetic shirt(x2), long sleeve shirt and long pants.
  • Soft shell jacket to be worn over other layers, soft shell pants which are water repellant.
  • Lightweight nylon pants
  • Shell pants which are water resistant and breathable.
  • Insulated heavyweight jacket with hood.
  • Thermos and water bottles with 2L capacity.
  • Plastic food friendly bowls and spoons along with disposable eco friendly glasses for beverages.
  • Balaclava for the protection of face and skin against wind.
  • A hat or cap, snow goggles, sunglasses
  • Lightweight synthetic gloves, liner gloves and leather gloves.
  • Synthetic and liner socks (3 pairs)
  • Mountaineering boots, hiking boots.
  • A full length self inflating sleeping bag
  • A 65 Litre backpack for this expedition
  • Climbing gear such as crampons, ice axe, harness, ropes, carabiners(2 regular , 4 locking)
  • Trekking poles with snow basket, safety helmet with lamp and extra pair of batteries.
  • A large duffle bag and a small duffle bag, clothes for city tour separately, toothpaste, toothbrush, sunscreen, facewash, fully stocked first aid kit, sneakers for city tour.
  • Photocopies of your passport, visa and passport size photographs plus other documents.
Dates March 10 - March 23, 2023
April 14 - April 27, 2023
May 19 - May 28, 2023
September 15 - September 28, 2023
October 20 - November 2, 2023
November 10 - November 23, 2023
Cost 3700 USD per person
Deposit Amount 1110 USD
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