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GOKYO Ri & LAKES TREK


Max Altitude:
icon 5,357m
Duration:
icon 12 Days
Starts From:
icon Lukla
Best Season:
icon Spring /Autumn
Activity:
icon Alpine trekking
Difficulty:
icon Moderate
Group Size:
icon 2 -10 people
Accomodation:
icon Lodge trek
Trip Fee
USD $ 1,680
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About the trek

Highlights Itineraries Date and Cost What To Take Faqs Cost includes / excludes Enquiry Vital Information

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ABOUT GOKYO Ri TREK OVERVIEW

Gokyo Ri Trek, the best alternative trail to the Everest Base Camp Trek, offers exceptional views of the Himalayan peaks along with lakes and glaciers.

Gokyo Ri Trek is a moderate trek in the high Himalayas of the Everest region. Instead of traveling to the more commercial Everest Trek, trekkers often choose this itinerary to enjoy the less crowded trails. It is an excellent choice for both experienced trekkers as well as novice travelers.

Gokyo Ri Trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, one of the most extreme airports in the world. The trail traverses through famous Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche, and Dole, all the way up to Gokyo Valley. If you have a few additional days, you can also extend Gokyo Ri Trek with the classic Everest Base Camp Trek.

Highlights

  • Amazing view of the Himalayan panorama. It includes Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Cho-Oyu and Makalu
  • The lifestyle, culture, tradition, and hospitality of local ethnic groups, especially Sherpa.
  • Beautiful and villages in the trekking
  • Exotic floral and faunal diversity along the trekking trail. 
  • The lush forests, green hills, rugged landscapes.
  • Natural diversity: Greenery, vegetation and terraced farms alongside the trek route
  • You get to walk through the peaceful, off-the-beaten-paths of the Everest region 
  • You will have a memorable time when viewing the sunrise/sunset view from GOKYO RI PEAK
  • You can click awesome photographs of the unspoiled and crisp Gokyo valley.
  • You can delve into the serenity of the dazzling glacier lakes, especially during the afternoon

YOU WILL SEE MANY BIG MOUNTAIN FROM GOKYO RI TOP

The summit of Gokyo Ri (Peak) offers panoramic mountain views, including four 8,000m peaks Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. Many argue the view from the top of this vantage point is far better than that from the famous Kala Patthar. Out of which 4 are amongst the 14 highest mountains in the world Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,414m), Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Makalu (8,463m) 

when you look down from the Gokyo Ri summit, you see the Ngozumpa glacier – the longest glacier in the Himalayas.   Behind you, you see three blue-green lakes that seem to dwarf everything around them. These are the Gokyo lakes. There are five of them – each grander than the other that you get to visit

 

Itineraries

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 2: Fly to lukla and trek to phakding

Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar downtown (3,440m/11,249 feet.), 6 hours

Day 4: Trek to Khumjung (3,789m/12,390 feet) via Sengboche hill, 3 hours

Day 5: Trek to Dole village (4,040m/13,211 feet), 6 hours

Day 6: Trek to Machhermo village (4,150m/13,571 feet), 4 hours

Day 7: Machhermo to Gokyo lakes trek (4,750m/15,580 feet), 5 hrs

Day 8: Gokyo lakes & glacier excursion day tour

Day 9: Gokyo Ri trek (5,483m/17,984 feet). Descend down to Machhermo, 6 hrs

Day 10: Downhill to Namche Bazaar trek (3,440m/11,283 feet), 5 hours

Day 11: Namche Bazaar to Lukla airport (2,886m/9,337 feet.), 8 hours

Day 12: Scenic mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, 40 minutes.

Day 13: extra day for delay flight or customize during the trek

Day 14: Departure

Date and Cost

GOKYO Ri TREK COST

People             Cost Per person                    

1 People           1,900/-

2-3 People       1,680/- 

4-6 People       1,450/- 

7-10 People     1,380/- 

11+ People       1,175/- 

Departures

Start Date End Date  Availability   
15th April 2021 9th May 2021  Open  
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12th May 2021 29th May 2021  Open  
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6th September 2021 23rd September 2021  Open   Enquiry 
10th October 2021 27th October 2.021  Open 
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 8th November 2021 
 25th November 2021 
 Open 
 Enquiry 

 

  • This price including tax and service charge
  • 1 room (double bed ) /2 person, 2 person- 1 porter. if someone needs a single bedroom please send me an email.
  • If the flight will cancel to Lukla  due to the bad weather the Kathmandu hotel charge clients must pay 
  • If the flight will cancel from Lukla back from the trekking. We need to keep extra days. It will happen sometime due to the bad weather
  • The departure schedule can be changed to any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, and public strikes. 
  • The guide will be briefing day by day program every evening

What To Take

Equipment list  for GOKYO Ri & LAKES TREK

Primary Essential 

Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, Communication device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera

Eye protection

Sunglass UV more than 500%, 

Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust

Skin protection

Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15

Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)

Other accessories

Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), Portable solar charger, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc and rain cover

 

FAQs

I'm a solo traveler, is there a single supplement?

Our prices are different based on a number of people. The prices are set based on a number of people traveling together. For example, the price for 1 person and the total price for 2 people is different. So, the price you see at the time of making the reservation is the final. We do not charge an additional amount for the single traveler.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

We accept major currencies such as USD and EUR. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.

What is the best time and season?

Mid March-May, and October – December are considered the best months for trekking and climbing peak in Nepal. climbing is doable throughout the year however some months are better than others. June – August is monsoon season so there might be some rain showers in these months. January – February is winter months, it’s usually much cold in higher areas and more avalanche risk area during the winter.
The trek is doable throughout the year.

How are the meals and accommodation like?

We will be eating and sleeping in the lodges for the whole trek as an itinerary. Generally, rice, noodles, pasta, vegetables, curry, potatoes, eggs, sandwiches,  etc. are available.
The lodges will have twin sharing rooms. In most cases, we will provide you a private room however in rare cases you may need to share the rooms with other travelers (especially if you are traveling alone).

Do I need to be physically fit?

Very good question. Usually, a person with previous multiday hiking experiences is welcome to join our treks. This is an adventurous trek that consists of high altitude trek over 4000 meters for nearly a week. If you do not have previous hiking experiences but still have no problem walking for 6-9 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board.

Can we do this trip with kids?

We take bookings for this trip for people over 16 years old. The trekking doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.

Are the guides experienced? Are they licensed?

We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, NMA mountaineering Guide and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.

 

Trek cost includes / excludes

Whats Included

Documentation: - Trekking permit, national park fees, coordination with relevant government office. All government taxes are included in the price

Accommodation: - 4-night hotel in Kathmandu 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best

Food: - full board meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house

Transport: - Domestic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-kathmandu, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with a private vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter or yaks for this trekking and domestic flight maximum 15 kg.  

Communication: - weather report

Expedition team: - Trekking guide, Assistance guide, and porter allowances & wages for Nepali Trekking team

Safety equipment: - First aid kit, Oxy meter and common Trekking equipment in the group.

Whats not included
  • International flight
  • PERSONAL equipment for  trekking
  • Personal & medical Insurance of Trekking
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar Bills & beverage  
  • Tips for all group member
  • Insurance of member
  • Visa & visa extension fees
  • Cost of emergency evacuation
  • Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging, hot water for drinking , extra hot drink.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu

Vital Information

  Notice on Domestic Flight (Kathmandu - Lukla)  

The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).

Alternatively, helicopter arrangements can be made on 5 people sharing basis with the addition of USD 500 for one way flight per person to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will try to coordinate and form groups at the airport for this arrangement, but we cannot guarantee it. The drive to Ramechhap and flight to Lukla is almost always guaranteed unless the flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions.

Travelers are suggested to advise us on the preferred alternatives for the flights to/from Lukla affected due to possible delays or disruptions.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy, We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. for Everest base camp and this peak, you must be covered up to 6000m altitude. 

Please take a copy of your insurance policy to the pre-trip briefing, as the guide will need to collect your insurance details. We also ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and emergency contact number for you insure) in your daysack at all the time, so that we can access the information should wee need to contact the insured on your behalf.

HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS

High-altitude illness is due to a decrease in oxygen at high altitude.

Atmospheric pressure decrease as altitude increases but the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant; as a result, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases with altitude and is at 5500m (18000 feet) is about ½ of that at the sea level.

High-altitude illness is seen in people in people who have recently arrived at high altitude or have just gained altitude, and may start any time from few hours to a few days after ascending. High altitude is arbitrarily defined as altitudes higher than 3.000 m (10.000 ft). people with heart and hung decreases may have difficulty at lower altitudes and, rarely, a healthy, a healthy person will develop altitude illness at as low as 2500 m (8.200 ft).... READ MORE

PASSPORT AND VISA 

Please double-check that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival in Nepal. We recommend that you take a photocopy of your passport and keep it separate from the original, and this will be useful if the original is lost while you are traveling. You must carry your passport on the trek with you, as it is required for internal flights.

Need to Get Nepal Visa

  •     Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
  •     Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
  •     Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.

As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.

In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic booths that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival".

TIPS 

Fill out your arrival card on the plane so you can quickly move through the queue in the arrivals’ lounge. Also, completing the visa form online prior to arrival should also save some time as there's a limited number of electronic booths. 

Visa Type 

 Tourist Visa

  • 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
  • 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
  • 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.
  • Multiple-entry - $25 USD (Useful for going back-and-forth between Bhutan, Tibet & India)

Gratis(Free) Visa

For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, a gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.

Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals

Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration

Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar (3,440m) is a tourist hub and the most popular resting stop in the Khumbu region. This hilly settlement is shaped like a horseshoe and positioned in a very unconventional location. Immediately west of this bustling town is Kongde Ri (6,187m) and to the east is Thamserku (6,608m). In addition to the abundant hotels and lodges, Namche boasts of three small museums, a stupa, a monastery, several bakeries (cafes), and many well-stocked stores. Here, trekkers can access modern communication facilities to stay connected to the outside world.

Namche Bazaar, a gateway to the high Himalayas and known for offering wonderful views of the snow-capped peaks, is considered to hold the distinction of being the wealthiest district in Nepal. It is in fact, a junction of trekking trails where different Everest trek routes have diverged.

Lukla Airport

which was renamed the Tenzing Hillary Airport in 2008, are both extremely small and extremely busy. With its short runaway, steep incline, and quickly changing weather, Lukla has one of the most challenging runways in the world. In fact, for the past 20 years, it has been named the most dangerous airport in the world. High winds, low lying clouds, and sudden changes in visibility are some of the reasons behind this title. Bad weather is also a huge factor in the frequent cancellation of flights. Lukla is a gateway for Everest region trekking and climbing.

MT. EVEREST

Nepal's Mount Everest (8848 meters) is the tallest mountain on the earth. The Summit is called Sagarmatha in Nepal. The highest mountain was named Everest by Sir Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor-general of India in honors of his predecessor Sir George. The majestic Mt. Everest was ultimately conquered by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa hailing from Nepal along with his New Zealander counterpart Sir Edmund Hillary at 11:30 AM on May 29, 1953, via the South col route.   

      


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