Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek

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5.0 Based on 3 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 7+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5360 meters
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Excellent Opportunity to Climb a Gokyo Peak
  • Enjoy stunning views of Everest and other eight thousanders
  • Visit around turquoise colored mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes
  • Explore local Sherpas culture, tradition and lifestyle
This Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek is an 11-day adventure at popular Everest region of Nepal that offers great up-close views of Everest, without heading towards base camp or Kalapathhar.

Embark on our Gokyo Lakes adventure which is designed for proper acclimatization for trekkers. The major highlights of this trek are huge Ngozumpa Glacier moraine which is the source of milky white Dudhkoshi River. Another exciting thing about this trek is the chance to be at the top of Gokyo Ri, that offers excellent views of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Baruntse and Mt. Cho Oyu including top of the world Mt. Everest.

We initiate our Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Trek after taking a short and scenic half and hour flight to Lukla airstrip from capital city of Kathmandu. As we arrive at Namche we make our way towards culturally rich villages of Thame, Monjo that leads us towards beautiful Gokyo valley. We will visit across the magical turquoise colored Gokyo lakes and continue our journey by hiking up the Gokyo Ri. From the top, enjoy the finest Himalayan views, glacier moraines and lakes.

After experiencing these magical moments, we return towards Namche, Lukla and conclude our trek by boarding a flight back to Kathmandu. Any fit person with passion towards exploring the foothills of Himalayas can join this trek.

Please check the itinerary for more details of the tour.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
The best alternative to Everest Base Camp!!
5 - Excellent
  • Danielle Patterson Patterson
  • From New Zealand
  • On May 20 2019
“Amazing!!!! If you're looking for an alternative track to Everest Camp, with less crowds and less congestion you won't be disappointed by choosing Gokyo lakes including the Gokyo Ri climb - 5380m! Offering views of crystal clear blue lakes, the largest glacier in the park and ofcourse views of Everest can be seen from here - but not nearly as many tourists on track! The homestays and the families there are very hospital and ensuring that you'll have a warm and comfortable stay. There are a variety of meals to choose from at the home stays with fresh fruit and vegetables - exceptional considering the isolation! Great hospitality with even greater views. The track is a great option too for families / elderly people. I did the track with my mum and it certainly won't be our last time here.”
Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd responded to this review on : “Thank you for the time you took to write this lovely review! We are glad that your experience with our team was fantastic - this is always our objective. You spotted perceptively so many of the nuances of the place, the charm and beauty of the area, the skilled guides for walks that it is equally hard for us to respond...except to give you a true and heartfelt thank you in return.
Do come back to Nepal, a small country but packed with adventure, beauty and opportunity to explore and discover....
With all our best wishes,

Icicles Adventure Treks Team”
Not Everest base Camp!
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 16 2019
“Where to start

Great level of communication from Indira before arrival in Nepal; all questions answered quickly and itinerary changes all made without issue.

Pick up from the airport and transfer easy. Stay at Kathmandu Guest House just sublime, perfect hideaway. Pre-trek meeting with Indira and Mr Hari was very helpful.

This trek is fabulous, stunning locations and you avoid the masses going to Everest BC for the t-shirt. Our trekking guide, Mr Ram, is a great guy. He dealt with all the accommodation, food, etc and is great company. He shared his extensive knowledge of the Himalayas and gave you confidence in his abilities. He got stuck in and sorted out any issues raised.

This trek takes you to the absolute beauty of Gokyo lakes and Gokyo-Ri. Its long and not for the faint-hearted, but its certainly worth the walk! I loved every minute of it.

The trip was perfectly finished by a visit to the temple at Bouda (transport by Icicles); what an amazing experience.

I will visit Nepal again and when I do, I will be booking with Icicles. Thank you Indira, Mr Hari and Mr Ram.”
Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd responded to this review on : “Thank you so much for your wonderful review. All the Icicles Adventure staffs deeply appreciate our guests taking time in their hectic schedules to write about us, its range of activities and services provided.
We are grateful to get support from you
Best regards
Icicles adventure treks and tours”
Great walk and Great trek!
5 - Excellent
  • Richard Brown
  • From UK
  • On Feb 19 2017
“The walk was great on all accounts, the rural Sherpa villages, the landscape, the quiet beautiful ambience of a fairly untouched land. Not seeing many tourists also gave a more special feeling of embracing the wild untamed region. After collaboration with a few friends, we altered our destination to Gokyo and the surrounding lakes etc, rather than Everest Base camp. Our decision was greeted with smiles from our guide who told us it would be far more worthwhile because Gokyo trail is more picturesque and less crowded than the classical EBC trail. After encountering masses of people on the Lukla to Phading and Namchee Bazaar trail, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that only about 10% of people followed the trail to Gokyo. The scenery and the majestic landscape, the views of several 8,000 + metre peaks was well vindicated. The climb from Gokyo (4800m) the next day to the Gokyo Ri peak (5,400m) an awesome and exhilarating experience. I would recommend this over the traditional EBC trail.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
  • Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar
  • Day 3: Acclimatization Day in Namche bazaar – Hike to Everest
  • Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole
  • Day 5: Trek from Dole to Machhermo
  • Day 6: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo
  • Day 7: Acclimatization Day at Gokyo Valley–4th and 5th Gokyo L
  • Day 8: Hike Gokyo Ri from Gokyo Valley and trek back to Dole
  • Day 9: Trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 10: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
  • Day 11: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport and hotel transfers, also upon arrival and departure if needed
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla– Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • TIMS, Everest National Park Permits
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Local teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek
  • One English speaking guide including his salary, food, accomodation, equipment, insurance, etc
  • One porter for each two trekkers including his salary, food, accmodation, equipment, and insurance
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Accommodation, food and activities in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters
  • Personal equipments and clothing
  • Nepal visa, international airfares, travel insurance
  • Tips for guides and porters (expected)
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