Insight: Gokyo Ri Trek: 11 Days Gokyo Ri Trek Outline Itinerary For 2020
Gokyo Ri peak is situated at an altitude of 5,357m in Gokyo valley. Trek to Gokyo valley is an alternative to the popular Everest basecamp trek.
Quick Facts Of Gokyo Ri
|Maximum Altitude||5,357m at Gokyo Ri|
|Trip Difficulty||Trek to Gokyo valley is a relatively easy one but Gokyo Ri is slightly Challenging|
|Accommodation||Well managed Teahouses and Lodges|
|Walking Duration||6 hours per day|
|Best Time to Trek||Oct-Nov, March-April|
|Group Size||You can do it solo also|
Gokyo Ri Trek: 11 Days Gokyo Ri Trek Outline Itinerary For 2020
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu airport (1,400m) to Lukla (2,800m) and Trek to Phakding (2,652m). Overnight stay at Phakding. It will take 4 to 5 hours from Lukla to reach Phakding.
Day 2: Trek from Phakding (2,652m) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). It will take 5 to 6 hours to reach Namche from Phakding. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar. There is plenty of good accommodation available at Namche along with coffee shops and pubs.
Day 3: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Visit monastery, museum and hop around the market.
Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m) to Dole (3,680m). It will take you 6 hours to reach dole from Namche Bazaar.
Day 5: Trek from Dole (3,680m) to Machhermo (4,470m). It will take you 4 hours to reach Machhermo from Dole.
Day 6: Trek from Machhermo (4,470m) to Gokyo Valley (4,800m). Start early from Machhermo, It will take 4 hours to reach Gokyo valley. You can take rest for a while and start exploring the lakes. Gokyo lakes are the world’s highest freshwater lake system comprising six main lakes.
Day 7: Start early trek to Gokyo Ri (5,357m). You can see the majestic view of lakes, glaciers, and mountains from the peak.
From the peak of Gokyo Ri, You can see four 8,000-metre peaks(Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu) along with an amazing panoramic view of other mountain ranges.
Day 8: Trek from Gokyo Valley (4,800m) to Dole (3,680m) –7 hours
Day 9: Trek from Dole (3,680m) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) – 6 hours
Day 10: Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m) to Lukla (2,800m) – 8 hours
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu (1,400m) from Lukla (2,800m). It will take 30-40 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Lukla airport.