Embark on a captivating 12-day journey with our Gokyo Ri Itinerary, a unique Himalayan adventure nestled in the heart of Nepal. Starting from Lukla, ascend through beautiful Sherpa villages and vibrant rhodendron forests until you reach the serene Gokyo Lake. The crown jewel of your trek is the summit of Gokyo Ri, a panoramic viewpoint standing tall at 17,575 ft. From here, feast your eyes on an unparalleled view of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, all mirrored in the shimmering Gokyo Lakes below. This trip is recommended for experienced trekkers seeking epic mountain views.
Wander through picturesque Sherpa villages
Reach the tranquil shores of Gokyo Lake
Summit Gokyo Ri for unmatched mountain vistas
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, you'll settle into your hotel and have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant city. You can spend your first day exploring Kathmandu, discovering its rich cultural heritage, and soaking in the sights and sounds of this bustling metropolis. From ancient temples and historic sites to bustling markets and diverse cuisine, Kathmandu offers a captivating introduction to the country's unique blend of tradition and modernity. This day of exploration will provide a great start to your Gokyo Ri Trek adventure.
Begin your Gokyo Ri Trek by flying to Lukla at 2,840 meters, and from there, embark on a trek to Phakding at 2,610 meters. After a day of trekking, settle in for the night at a teahouse.
Trek to Namche Bazaar at 3,440 meters, a crucial acclimatization day, and rest overnight in a teahouse.
Take a day to acclimatize in Namche Bazaar, explore the area, and later embark on a hike to Everest View Hotel for breathtaking panoramic vistas. Spend the night in a teahouse.
Trek to Dole at an altitude of 4,200 meters, relishing the breathtaking scenery en route, and spend the night in a cozy teahouse.
On this day, trek to Machhermo at an altitude of 4,470 meters, steadily ascending while taking in the breathtaking mountain vistas. You'll spend the night in a cozy teahouse in this high-altitude village.
Trek to Gokyo at 4,800 meters, where you'll encounter the breathtaking Gokyo Lake, and spend the night in a cozy teahouse.
Spend a day exploring the scenic Gokyo area, followed by a challenging ascent of Gokyo Ri to savor breathtaking panoramic views. Rest for the night in a cozy teahouse.
Afterward, return to Dole, descending from the higher altitudes and spend the night in a teahouse.
After trekking back to Namche Bazaar, you'll continue your descent and retrace your previous path, spending the night in one of the teahouses along the way.
On the final day of your trek, you will retrace your steps and trek back to Lukla, where you'll spend your last night in a teahouse before departing for your next destination.
On the final day, you'll take a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and then savor your last moments in the bustling capital city of Nepal.