Everest Region

Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek - 12 Days

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Duration12 Days
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walk next to the longest glacier of the Himalayan, Ngozumpa, and six turquoise glacial lakes at Gokyo
  • Trek to Gokyo Ri which brings Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Gokyo Lakes, and the Ngozumpa Glacier in one single frame.
  • Experience amazing wildlife including the Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Monal and maybe even the Snow Leopard.

QUICK FACTS

  • Difficulty Level
    Hard
  • Total Length
    80 km
  • Highest Altitude
    5,357 meters
  • Elevation Profile
  • Start location
    Lukla (2,850m)
  • Finish location
    Lukla (2,850m)
  • Permits
    Sagarmatha National Park Permit,Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit
  • Best Season
    Anytime except for July-August

DESCRIPTION

Best Time to Go: Anytime except for July-August. For high passes October-December and April-May Entry Point: Lukla/ Flight from Kathmandu Exit Point: Lukla/Flight to Kathmandu

Trail condition: Trip to Gokyo starts from Lukla. Ahead of Namche, the route follows the Dudh Kosi Valley leading to Gokyo Lakes. The path is well marked and regularly maintained. However, be very careful if you are crossing the Ngozumpa glacier for the Cho La Pass.

Accommodation: During the trip you will stay in lodges with great facilities and warm Sherpa hospitality. Most of the lodges are equipped with WiFi, hot shower and extensive food menu. However, finding lodges during peak season (October) can be challenging if you don’t book in advance.

Risks: The trek is considered to be physically challenging due to AMS as you climb to an altitude above 5,000 m. Skipping the rest day at Machhermo is not recommended. Also, consult the locals before attempting the Cho La and Renjo La passes.

Route Variations: It is possible to add a little variety to this trek by exiting the valley of Gokyo Lakes through two high passes: Cho La or Renjo La. If you exit via Cho La, you will enter the valley of the Everest Base Camp. Alternately, you can exit through the Renjo La to Thame and then on to Namche.

Notes: Please note that this is a self-guided trek. Hence, you can customize this trek to your preference. Feel free to add lodges, side trips and sightings to your liking. So, what are you waiting for?

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