Gokyo ri, Gokyo Peak 5357m above sea level is a peak in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. It is located on the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the largest glacier in Nepal, and reputed to be the largest in the whole Himalayas. Gokyo 4750 m, above sea level at the base of Gokyo Ri, is a small hamlet of a few stone houses and one of the highest settlements in the world. From Gokyo Ri it is possible to see five 8,000 meter peaks – Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kangchenjunga, and Cho Oyu. The Gokyo Lakes are in the area. The Gokyo trek is a fairly popular trekking route. The route itself ends at Gokyo Ri, and trekkers typically turn around at this point and retrace their steps back to the trailhead.
Trekking around Gokyo valley is considered a traditional trek that offers wonderful views of beautiful Mountian in Nepal’s Himalayas range. The image of this region is associated with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal. One of the most remarkable features is the views of the wonderful ice point between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) located in Khumbu region. After a half an hour flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip, the adventure really begins. Everything is prepared in conjunction guides. Along the trek we will pass Buddhist monasteries with the views of Top of the world Everest, Home land of Sherpa and other snow towering mountains getting closer. We will have rest days in the villages of Namche bazaar that will allow us to explore the region and acclimatize, which is very important. After trekking to Gokyo Ri (5483 meters), we return at a leisurely pace back to Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.
Trek Destination: Everest – Gokyo ri
Length of trip: 20 days
Highest Alt: 5460 m
Type of trek: Tea house
Best season: Mar- Nov
Note: Itinerary can be customized according to need of the clients