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Gokyo Ri Trek in 11 Days – Sagarmatha, Nepal

Gokyo Ri Trek is a captivating journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Everest region in Nepal. Here is 11 days itinerary listed with well describe in the major points.

EXPERIENCE

Gokyo Ri trek is a popular trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. It offers stunning views of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

Gokyo Ri trek is considered slightly less crowded than the Everest Base Camp trek, making it a great alternative for those seeking a quieter trekking experience while still enjoying stunning views of the Everest region. It’s advisable to trek with a local guide or join a guided tour for safety and navigation purposes.

Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding
Our 11-Day Gokyo Ri Trek begins with a scenic flight to Lukla, offering breathtaking mountain view. After landing, we’ll have a meal in Lukla before trekking to Phakding.

Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
After breakfast, trek from Lukla to Namche. Trail wind through Bengar, crossing river, terraced farm, and suspension bridge. Final uphill stretch take 2-3 hour, offering stunning view.

Day 3: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Today, we rest in Namche for acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness. During the break, we’ll explore town landmark and visit Syangboche, a viewpoint at 12,400 ft.

Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole
we ascend a steep hill through Khumjung towards Phortse Tenga. After descending to Dudh Koshi River, we navigate hills with varying terrain. Passing chorten and mani wall, we ascend to Mong, offering stunning view.

Day 5: Trek from Dole to Machermo
After breakfast, we ascend towards Machhermo from the village. Passing ancient stone wall and prayer flag at Lapharma, we enjoy view of Mount Kantega and Thamserku.

Day 6: Trek from Machermo to Gokyo
Today, our week-long trek conclude with a journey to Gokyo Lake. Arriving at Gokyo Lake, where we explore six serene lake and catch glimpse of Everest, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

Day 7: Rest day in Gokyo, optional hike to Gokyo Ri for sunset
Today, we take a well-deserved rest day to fully immerse ourselves in the beauty of Gokyo Lake and its surroundings. We’ll be captivate by the awe-inspiring scenery, including the dazzling Ngozumpa Glacier and turquoise lake.

Day 8: Trek from Gokyo to Dole
After enjoying Gokyo Lake, we descend the trail to Phortse. Passing through rhododendron forest, we’re treated to breathtaking sight. Familiar spots along the trail evoke memory, while the landscape offer deep valley, small stream, and picturesque village.

Day 9: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar
A nearly 7-hour journey from Dole to Namche, starting early in the morning. With most of the path downhill, reaching the Sherpa town will be relatively easy.

Day 10: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Our Khumbu journey near its end, we trek downhill from Namche to Lukla. Passing through forest and a suspension bridge, we reach Phakding, then Benkar. We arrive in Lukla, a beautiful settlement at 2,860 meter.

Day 11: Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu
After completing our trek and sighting, today we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

The mesmerizing panoramic views from Gokyo Ri
A breathtaking viewpoint overlooking the stunning Gokyo Lakes
Traverse through Sherpa villages, encounter Buddhist monasteries, and immerse
Trekkers seeking both natural beauty and cultural immersion.
The trek features diverse landscapes ranging from lush forests and meadows

 

 

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