Gokyo Ri Trek
Deposit $500 per person - paid at the time of signup; fully refundable up to 90 days prior to departure
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After exploring the sights of Kathmandu, we head into the Himalayas on a short flight to the tiny airstrip of Lukla. From here, we trek through the homeland of the Sherpa people, wandering through their villages and visiting their Buddhist monasteries. You will enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Everest and neighboring peaks such as Ama Dablam.
This trek begins along the classic route that takes mountaineers and trekkers to Everest base camp. Along the way, experience Namche Bazaar, the prosperous market town in the heart of Sherpa country. From here we depart the Everest route and head west continuing toward Gokyo. While soaking up the magnificent Himalayan mountain scenery, we trek along the mighty Imtse Khola (river) to the high valley below Everest.
During this trek we pass through typical Sherpa villages and past Buddhist stupas with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, generating good karma. You will enjoy a backdrop of one of the most beautiful mountains, Ama Dablam. Everest and Lhotse, the world's 4th tallest mountain, and other Himalayan peaks are also in the vicinity.
A few days later, you will be trekking to the top of Gokyo Ri (17,575ft/5,357m) and rewarded with dramatic landscapes, beautiful views of the five turquoises, glacial Gokyo Lakes, as well as spectacular views of the highest peaks in the Himalayas and the Ngozumpa glacier. This is the largest glacier in the world and lies at the base of the world's 6th tallest mountain, Cho Oyo.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m/4298ft)
Day 2: Kathmandu city tour
Day 3: Flight Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding (8,563ft/2,610m)
Day 4: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (11,286ft/3,440m)
Day 5: Rest Day in Namche Bazaar, acclimatization hike
Day 6: Trek Namche Bazaar to Phorse Village (12,496ft/3810m)
Day 7: Trek Phorse Village to Machhermo (14,663ft/4,470 m)
Day 8: Trek Machharmo to Gokyo (15,744ft/4,800m)
Day 9: Hike Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (17,749ft/5,483m)
Day 11-12: Descend to Khumjung via Dole
Day 13: Descend Khumjung to Phakding (2610m/8563ft)
Day 14: Descend Phakding to Lukla (2840m/9318ft)
Day 15: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure Kathmandu
» Airport/hotel transfers
» Three nights accommodations in 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
» Welcome and farewell dinner
» Teahouse Lodge accommodations during the trek
» Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley, including tour guide and entrance fees
» Roundtrip Kathmandu-Lukla domestic flight and airport departure tax
» An experienced English-speaking trekking guide
» Porters to carry luggage, including porters salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
» Necessary paperwork and permits (National Park permit, trekking permit)
» Nepal visa fee
» International airfare to and from Kathmandu
» Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
» Travel, health and evacuation/rescue insurance
» Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, showers, etc.)
» Tips for guides and porters
Please contact us for the Travel Application for this trip.
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