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Everest Gokyo Ri Trek

Everest Gokyo Ri Trek

Facts About Trip

Days 11
Grade Moderate to Difficulty
Best month March/April/May/June & Oct/Nov/Dec
Maxi Elevation Gokyo Ri 5,360M
Group size 2 pax
Accommodation Lodge Stay Accommodation
Meal Self - Food
Starts From Flight: Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla
End at Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu/Ramechhap

Overview And Highlights

Taking the Everest Gokyo trek is a fantastic way to experience the beauty of Mount Everest. But before you go, you need to know the key facts to get the most out of your experience. Here are the key factors to consider, including the costs, accommodation and food options, and alternative routes.

Everest Gokyo Trek Accommodation

Depending on your trekking itinerary, you have a variety of accommodation options for your Everest Gokyo trek. Whether you're looking for a basic tea house or a luxury hotel, there is something for everyone.

Teahouses offer cozy rooms with twin beds. Most have a dining room and toilets. They also provide pillows, blankets, and common heating in the dining room. They are inexpensive. Some have separate rooms for bathrooms and showers. Some also have an electric blanket.
If you are planning on trekking in the Everest region, you should book your accommodation as soon as possible. Many hotels and teahouses will be booked out in the peak season. You may have to sleep in a dining room or share a room with other trekkers.

You may also be able to find accommodations at a lodge in Dzongla, which is the sister settlement of Gokyo. These lodges are better and have more capacity for trekkers. However, most of them are closed during the monsoon or winter.

Everest Gokyo Trekking Food

During the Everest Gokyo Trek, you have to choose food options that are healthy for your body. You should take foods that are high in carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals. This will help you keep your energy levels high and prevent dehydration.

You should also drink enough water during the trek. Your body needs three to four liters of water daily. You can also take food supplements and protein bars. These supplements can provide you with the protein you need during the trek.

You should also eat foods that are light and nutritious. This is especially important since you are likely to be walking for about six to seven hours per day. You should also carry enough water, especially when you are climbing high elevations. You should also carry dry fruits, as these are packed with nutrients.

Most tea houses in the Everest region offer a wide variety of foods. These range from Chinese and Asian to western foods. These foods are not always fresh and may not be hygienic.

Cost of Guide and Porter in Everest Gokyo

Organizing an Everest Gokyo Trek requires the use of a trekking guide and porter. These professionals have spent many years in the field and can guide you through the high-altitude environment. They also alert you to possible dangers.

The cost of the guide and porter is not included in the price of your trek. However, the cost of a guide can be calculated by dividing the cost of the trek by the number of people in your group.
The cost of a guide can range from $35 to $40 per day. You can also hire a guide and porter package, which may include food and accommodation. These packages are usually more convenient and are available from travel agents and online group travel websites.

Everest high passes route

Several alternative routes to Everest Base Camp are available. However, trekking in the Himalayas can be very difficult. There are three main high passes that need to be crossed. The trek is not recommended for novice trekkers. The trek takes about three weeks and can be done in tea house services. The trek is extremely remote.

The Everest Three High Passes Trek is a popular trekking route that takes you through the beautiful land of the Himalayas. The trek diverges from the traditional trail to Namche. It takes you through several settlements, glaciers, and icefalls.

Another popular alternative trek is the Gokyo Lakes Trek. This trek offers six beautiful glacial lakes that are located in the Sagarmatha National Park. This trek is more tranquil than the EBC Trek. The trek includes a detour to the Gokyo Lakes on the return journey. This trek can be confusing because it includes smaller yak trails.

The Cho La Pass is one of the three passes that are required to trek to Everest Base Camp. This pass is 5,330 meters high and is the most difficult part of the trek. It requires a lot of stamina and a lot of wind. The trek is ideal for those who have a lot of stamina and are looking for an adventure.

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Flight Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m) and Trek to Phakding, Overnight stay in Lodge Accommodation.
Lodge Accommodation

In April, May, October, and November, flights go from Ramechhap to Lukla and Lukla to Ramechhp. We leave early in the morning, around 2 AM, from Kathmandu to Ramechhap, which takes about 4 hours by car or by shuttle bus. Then, we catch a flight to Lukla. These months are busy for trekking, so there's a lot of air traffic. That's why the flight departs from another airport called Ramechhap.

In other months, the flight goes directly from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.

Day 2 : Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.
Lodge Accommodation

The trek to Namche Bazar is a steep climb through forests of rhododendron around the Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing several suspension bridges and four hours of walking we reach the Sherpa market of Namche Bazaar.

Day 3 : Rest day in Namche Bazaar. Overnight istay n Namche Bazaar, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.
Lodge Accommodation

Two days of rest in Namche Bazaar helps us in acclimatization and prepares us for our journey ahead. Namche, the trading capital of the Khumbu region was once the trading grounds of Tibetan Salt. Even today we can see Tibetans selling rugs, clothing, salt, and dried meat in the region. Namche is believed to be one of the best places on earth to see the sunrise and set.

Day 4 : Trek Namche Bazaar to Dole. Overnight stay in Dole, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.
Lodge Accommodation

On the journey from Namche Bazaar to Dole, we get to see plenty of rhododendrons, pheasants mountain goats, and musk deers. The uphill trail to Dole consists of long granite staircases built into cliffs. A panoramic view of several peaks, especially Ama Dablam is the main highlight of the day.

Day 5 : Trek Dole to Machhermo. Overnight stay in Machhermo, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.
Lodge Accommodation

The trail climbs via Lhabarma (4,220m) to Luza (4360m) from Dole. The trail is steep sometimes and leads us to Machhermo after a climb along the side of the valley high above the river. The first Yeti sightings in the Khumbu region were reported in Machhermo in 1974.

Day 6 : Trek Machhermo to Gokyo. Overnight stay in Gokyo, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.
Lodge Accommodation

The Cho Oyu (8,513) peak is best seen from Machhermo and the valley of Kantega below. The trail passes through Pangram (4,390m) and past the Ngozumpa and Longponga glaciers before we finally reach Gokyo at 4,750m.

Day 7 : Trek Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5,360M), Overnight stay in Gokyo, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.
Lodge Accommodation

The Gokyo Ri (5,360m) is a small hill rising from the North of a glacier and requires a 3-hour ascent. Once atop the Gokyo Ri, we can see more of Everest magnificently framed by the Makalu, Nuptse, and Changtse.

Day 8 : Trek Gokyo to Dole. Overnight stay in Dole (4,084m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.
Lodge Accommodation

The trail from Gokyo to Dole is a series of steep climbs as we descend down the valley to reach Machhermo. After lunch at Machhermo, we make our way to Dole and once again are mesmerized by its scenic beauty.
Option: –
If you wish to climb up the Renjo Pass (5,360m) and stay in Marulung (4,210m).

Day 9 : Trek Dole to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar (3,446m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.
Lodge Accommodation

The trail now descends to Namche Bazaar which offers superb views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde peaks. On reaching Shanasa after two hours of pleasant walking and an hour’s rest we continue our journey to Namche.

Day 10 : Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla. Overnight stay in Lukla (2,827m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION.
Lodge Accommodation

On our way back, we cross suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, make our way through steep descends, and walk past numerous tea houses before finally arriving at Lukla.

Day 11 : Flight: Lukla to Ramechhap Airport and drive to Kathmandu about 4-5 hrs. Overnight stay in Kathmandu hotel.
Hotel Stay

During April/May and October/November, you can take a short 15-minute flight from Lukla to Ramechhap. These months are when many tourists visit, so Lukla can be quite busy. After landing, we'll drive for about 4 to 5 hours to Kathmandu, where you'll spend the night at a hotel. This marks the beginning and end of your holiday. Thank you for visiting our country and for your support. We're grateful for your visit.

Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

What Is Included ?

  • Transportation: return transfers from the International airport to your hotel
  • Hotel stay: one-night hotel accommodation stay in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees: all government taxes and Everest National park entry fees
  • TIMS CARD: (Trekking Information Management System) & local tax
  • Guide & porter: One experienced English-speaking guide & necessary supporter to carry your luggage (two guests = 1 porter (we pay their daily wages, insurance, trekking equipment, food, and accommodation)
  • Wages: 11 days guide wages including his insurance/meals and accommodation/insurance/equipment
  • Wages: 11 days porter (to carry your luggage) wages including his insurance/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 10 nights mountain lodge accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis on tea house services trek
  • Guest flight: ticket Kathmandu to Lukla and flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Guide flight: ticket Kathmandu to Lukla and fly back Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Trekking equipment: trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag/down jacket (we provide these if necessary), to return after the trek completed
  • Digital pulse: Oximeters for high altitude check
  • Crampons: Snow walking crampons in mountains if necessary
  • Water purification tablets: unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars and cookies at base camp
  • Fruits: Seasonal fresh fruits where is possible
  • Local SIM CARD (NCELL), to return after the trek completed
  • Rescue arrangements: in the emergency situation & the worst weather conditions
  • Diamox: Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc)
  • Map: Everest region trekking map
  • Rubbish disposal
  • government taxes & PNT official service charge

Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks (paying your own). You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals: All meals (lunch/dinner/breakfast) in Kathmandu & on the trek
  • Snacks: chocolate/aerated drinks/mineral water/alcoholic drinks/nutria bars
  • Hotel stays: extra night hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Tipping: end of the trek tips to guides and support staff
  • Rescue services: additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate medical & travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies), including helicopter evacuation & hospitalization (medical test, medicine) if required
  • extra expenses: personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as bottled water/coca-cola/WIFI on trek/hot shower/electric device recharge
  • City visit: sightseeing in Kathmandu entrance fees/transportation/hire guide
  • Flight ticket: Your International flight ticket airfare & Nepal entry visa fees which travel visa can get up upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, On Arrival Visa Fee 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD
  • Services not mentioned herein
  • Personal trekking equipment

Food on tea house trek: During tea house treks our guests pay for their own food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge. It can be about USD $25 each day per person. You can choose your own meal as a menu for every tea house.

Travel Insurance For Everest Gokyo Trek

Choosing the right travel insurance for Everest Gokyo Trek is essential. A good policy should provide you with protection against lost luggage, hijacking, and medical evacuation. In addition, your policy should include coverage for activities in Nepal. You may also want to consider adding a High-Value Item insurance plan to your policy.

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Additional Information

Choosing the correct trekking equipment for Everest Gokyo Trek can make a big difference to your trek. For example, a waterproof jacket is essential for any season. A fleece jacket will keep you warm in the cold.

Base layers should consist of a wool blend. This allows the skin to breathe, while also absorbing moisture. A long-sleeved vest is a good addition.

Gloves should be windproof and water-resistant. They should also have a comfortable grip on your hiking poles. Wearing two pairs is recommended.

Sleeping bags are also important. A mummy sleeping bag weighs less than a rectangular one. It can have a stash pocket.

During the day, sunglasses are a must. They protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV light. They should also be polarized. Surgical masks and cloth masks are also acceptable.

You can also use a neck gaiter. This will keep your neck warm and prevent dirt from getting into your boots. It is especially useful when you are at a high altitude.

You should also pack sunglasses that are polarized and UV protected. During the day, you may want to wear a baseball hat. You can also use a buff as a neck gaiter.

A hydration bladder should be built into your daypack. This will make sipping on the water easier. The bladder should hold three liters.

For extra warmth, you can also bring a woolen cap. This will protect your face from the Khumbu cough. Alternatively, you can also use a poncho.

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woolen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunblock
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

What is the joining group in the Everest Gokyo Ri trek?

Joining group departures are on fixed dates and guaranteed to depart the trek with a minimum of two people to a maximum of 10 people in the group. The benefit of joining the group is sharing the cost at a lower price & sharing different experiences with other travelers during your holidays.

Are you planning to the Everest Gokyo Ri trek by joining the group?

Yes, we have set planned joining groups in upcoming months and fixed dates. If you are alone or have more people & still want to join the group, you can ask our expert once. He will write a quick response as possible if the dates are available in your time frame and suggest the best as your wish and as a budget. To make sure that to issue the special permit fees, you should arrive in Kathmandu two days before. As this is one of the special TEA HOUSE TREK in Nepal, we need Everest national park permission from the Nepal government to travel the Everest Gokyo Ri trek and TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System)


If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal Treks (p) Ltd. holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.

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Client Reviews


Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 12, 2024

We had a great trip together! trustable person, who advised me very professionally and clearly! I can strongly recommend We had a great trip together! He is a trust ably person. Who advised me very professionally and clearly! I can strongly recommend u him. ... + See more ... - See less

Andi Lapon

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 12, 2024

100% trust Oct 2022 • Everest Gokyo Ri_ Renjo Pass Trek I have been using Peace Nepal Treks a couple of times now over the last few years. When going to Nepal, one needs to accept that there will be surprises and things will not always go as planned. And at these moments, Nir and his team have always been there to help me out on the spot! I Can highly recommend them! Andy Lapon Belgium


Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 12, 2024

5-Day tour in the Himalayas starting from Lukla I did that tour with my wife, we met really nice, open people. The landscapes were really amazing and being with the monks in their monastery at 4000m high, it's just a unique experience, that you will never forget. The organization of the trek was really good, food, accommodations and our guide Bill was really nice and helpful in answering all our questions. We did it in March, the weather was great, and we got to see the highest point on Earth! Thanks to all our Nepalese friends, you are really fantastic people!! And the landing in Lukla Airport is just another thing you will keep in mind forever!!

Chris B

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 12, 2024

Amazing adventure, incredible guides I was lucky enough to Trek to Everest Gokyo Trek with Peace Nepal Treks, and Nir and his team helped make it one of the best experiences I have ever had. The Khumbu is an incredible region, and the people are equally fantastic. Nir and his team were professional, efficient, and knowledgable, but most importantly, great fun. I had a blast on the trek, despite long and strenuous days on the trail. I will definitely be using them again in the future as I hope ... + See more to do the Annapurna Circuit with my wife someday. ... - See less


Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 12, 2024

Highlight Mt. Everest It was a great trip, first, the weather was not looking good. But after we arrived in Lukla every day the weather got better and better. The guide was very helpful and knew many facts about the mountains. The view is spectacular and such a trip to Nepal is a must. ... + See more ... - See less


Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 12, 2024

The best thing about Nepal Nir and his team were by far the best thing about Nepal! Don't get me wrong though, the scenery, food, and culture Peace Nepal Treks shared with us was one of the best experiences I've had in all of my travels to 20+ countries. They supported us on the treks while still challenging us with walks that provided views I can't even begin to describe. Thankfully at the end of the day, we were well-fed to revive us from the hard day's work! I can't speak highly enough of ... + See more this team! ... - See less

Eva F

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 12, 2024

Excellent trekking tour operators! Did a Gokyo-Ri trek in Sept 2014 as well as a Chitwan safari and was extremely pleased with the whole experience! Very fun and professional guides, excellent and flexible itineraries, and competitive pricing! This is a reputable family-owned company that is run by really great, genuine people! Will book a trek with this company again in the future. ... + See more ... - See less

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