‘an adventure into high and hidden scenic valley of Gokyo with beautiful scenery and glacial lakes’
“Breathtaking panorama of world four highest peaks from high scenic Gokyo-Ri, Enjoy serene walks on tranquil path to high Gokyo valley a place with emerald colored lakes, Grand views of Ngozumba glacier the longest glacial flow of Nepal Himalayan range, Wonderful walks around high Khumbu visiting nice cultural Sherpa villages of great interest, Scenic trails with constant views of high peaks in the shade of towering Mt. Everest”.
Brief Trip Profile
Mode of Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu with local nice lodge on treks.
Trekking Grade: Moderate and Adventurous
Highest Spot: On top Gokyo-Ri 5,357 m and 17,570 ft high.
Walking Hours: Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 6 hrs
Activities: Guided tour, overland journey and scenic trekking.
Trekking duration: 10 Nights and 11 Days (Lukla to Lukla)
Total Trip: 4 Nights and 15 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Best Seasons for Gokyo-Ri Everest Panorama Trekking
Gokyo-Ri Everest Panorama Trekking for all seasons of the months, except on wet monsoon times of June to mid September when days are cloudy that obstructs views of mountains with heavy dark and heavy rain clouds.
But much greener with lush rich vegetations (not recommended during monsoon wet months unless for botanical people and students to study flora and fauna of the region)
Best time from March to May when most days are clear for views and as well for pleasant walks with moderate temperatures and longer sunlight hours, and on this time of season when wild flowers are in full bloom, enjoy bright and beautiful wild flower especially rhododendron of various species from trees to bush of different colored flowers (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron).
March to May in late afternoon can be cloudy with chances of rain and snow around higher altitude.
Mid September to December around autumn /fall and pre winter one of the best times with clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 2,000 m high.
Sunlight hours are short during autumn and winter seasons but most morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks.
People and Culture
High Khumbu area populated by Highlanders the Sherpa of Everest, interwoven with Buddhism religion and colorful culture and fascinating heritage life style where you can witness from Lukla onwards, villages festooned with religious symbols and monuments of prayer flags, decorated walls with spinning chiming bells.
Gokyo-Ri Everest Panorama Trekking one of most picturesque adventure within high Khumbu valley and mighty Mt. Everest and range of peaks that shadows the walks throughout the trip, with ever exciting scenery in close harmony of native Sherpa immense cultural villages.
Gokyo-Ri Everest Panorama Trekking, certainly leads you to enjoyable moments all in the comfort of nice local lodges where rooms faces beautiful views of surrounding landscapes and high mountain range, a perfect adventure for all from beginners to expert walkers and as well for travelers with great interest to set foot on Himalaya.
Adventure begins from Kathmandu where short scenic flight takes you to Lukla, a busy town of Sherpa the highlanders of Everest and Solu-Khumbu districts within Nepal Far North Mid-East Himalaya where walk leads you upstream of nice Dudh Kosi River right up to its glacial source at Gokyo valley fed from the glacier of Ngozumba.
Walk leads into forested area protected and conserved by Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in world heritage sites due to its location within highest area of the planet enriched with beautiful exotic flora and fauna, Sagarmatha a name for Everest in Nepal, while it is also known as Chomolungma among Sherpa communities.
Slowly walk leads to higher terrain reaching at famous village in Namche Bazaar, an ideal place for rest days to support acclimatization on this high village which is at the height of 3,440 m a place with many good facilities for locals and as well for trekkers, where once a week colorful and busy Saturday market takes place.
From Namche where our route diverts from main and popular Everest base camp trail heading due north with climb into a river gorge within cool shade of rhododendron, pines and fir trees, as walk progress entering into a wide scenic valley at Gokyo.
Enjoy marvelous moments within Gokyo and its nice beautiful glacial lakes overlooking views of Mt. Cho-Oyu (listed as world 6th highest peaks) with other range of mountains, where few hour of strenuous and exciting hike takes you up at high Gokyo-Ri for excellent Everest Panorama that includes world four highest peaks.
View from Gokyo-Ri includes Mt. Everest world number one, with 4th highest Mt. Lhotse, 5th highest Mt. Makalu towards east direction with 6th high Mt. Cho-Oyu includes array of peaks with grand scenery of Gokyo valley and lakes with longest glacier of Nepal Himalaya the Ngozumba.
After an interesting and fabulous moment head back to Namche with long descend to reach at Lukla for last and final overnight stop around high Khumbu and Everest region, where next early morning scenic flight brings you to hustle and bustle city life in Kathmandu, with great remarkable time and experience on Gokyo-Ri Everest Panorama Trekking.
Short guide Line Itinerary
Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via various countries and airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu preparation for trek with options for tour.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins) and trek to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.
Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 06: Trek to Dole 4,100 m - 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Machherma 4,470 m - 04 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake and the valley 4,800 m - 04 hrs.
Day 09: At Gokyo rest day with climb to Gokyo-Ri 5,357 m.
Day 10: Trek to Dole - 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar - 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 14: Spare extra day as contingency and for individual.
Day 15: International Departure to respective country.
As per Nepal Civil Aviation rules and norms where flight to Lukla from Kathmandu does not takes place, since last few months from March 2019 where flight operates from a town of Ramechap which is due east from Kathmandu.
To reach Ramechap takes 4-5 hrs drive on private vehicles and vice versa on the way back from Lukla also.