• Destination Everest Region
  • Activity Nepal Tour
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Group Size 2-20

Everest Gokyo Ri Trek

  • 14 Days
  • 5,550m
  • Min 2 Pax.
  • June-July
Trip Overview

The Everest Gokyo Ri trek, passes through the viewpoint of Gokyo Ri and is an alternative trekking trail designed to reach the Base Camp of the Mt. Everest. The trail offers spectacular views of the mountain peaks of the Khumbu/ Everest region, namely Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Gyachung including the Everest itself. The passage of the trail through the Gokyo valley offers opportunities to mix up with the ethnic populations of the region and also view the spectacular glaciers in the region.
The major attractions of this trek are the viewpoints Gokyo Ri and Scoundrel’s viewpoint. Is the Everest Base Camp safe to visit after the 2015 earthquake? Though major damages had been endured by the base camp, all the damages are quickly being reinstated to their former glory. So it is absolutely safe to marvel upon the beauty of this Himalayan country and embark on an adventurous trek across the Everest region.


The first day of the journey begins by arriving in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. After we arrive at TIA, we will be welcomed by a representative of the airport. After checking in at the airport, we will be transferred to the hotel. We will be welcomed in our hotel with garlands. We can also spend the day by strolling around the streets of Kathmandu, enjoying the Nepali cuisine and dinner at traditional Nepali restaurant. Overnight at Kathmandu.
There are many historical sites which are also listed as UNESCO Heritage Sites. After having the breakfast in the hotel, we start our journey by visiting the heritage site. The sacred temple for the Hindu Pashupatinath, famous stupa of Buddhist (Swayambhunath), Boudhanath can be visited. In the evening we will take trekking and peak climbing preparation class which will be beneficial for us during the trek. After lunch, we will check all our equipment necessary for our trek. We will introduce the new fellows and make a group discuss our trip at the hotel.
Early morning after healthy breakfast, we will be taken to the TIA for a domestic terminal flight to Lukla. After flying from the airport, we will observe the breathtaking greeneries and white pearl mountains. After few hours, we will reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is considered to be the most beautiful air routes in the world which take a safe landing on a hillside that is surrounded by high mountains. After some arrangements of necessary equipment and under the caring crew members, we will start out trekking through the beautiful landscape of Lukla. We will continue our trekking in the joyful moment until we reach Phakding. It takes around only 3-4 hours to reach Phakding. We will spend our night in Phakding.
The walk will lead along Dudh Koshi River which will mark our end of today journey to Namche Bazaar. After walking for almost one to one and half hour, we will come across the Mt. Thamserku(6608m) which lies on our right. We will continue our walk until we reach the Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is also the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park and the gateway to Mt. Everest. During our walk, we will cross five suspension bridges. The uphill walk from Hillary Bridge will lead us to Namche Bazaar.
This day is specially separated in the journey for discovering around the Namche Bazaar. We can spend our time strolling around the beautiful village. We can also hike up to enjoy the close view of Mt. Everest. We may also enjoy the glimpse of local museum available there which is preserving the native flora and fauna of Namche. We can also hike to Khumjung village which takes only 5 to 6 hours. While staying in the village, we can also visit Khumjung monastery. Khumjung monastery is the monastery famous for housing the head of the Yeti.
There will be no difficulty in walking until we reach Phunki. After taking rest for a short period, we will trek to the higher region that will take us to Tengboche village. This village is famous for the monastery which will allow us to observe the magnificent look of the Himalayas. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach Tengboche.
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will travel downhill through rhododendron and conifer forest. During this trek, we will also get a chance to observe Mount. Everest. We will walk downhill to reach Debuche and then to Pangboche. From Pangboche we will trek to the higher region to visit Pangboche Monastery. After walking for about 5 to 6 hours, we will walk uphill and reach Dingboche.
We will take a rest day at Dingboche to protect from any kind of physical or mental health conditions with altitude sickness. In this day, we will visit nearby areas to explore the beauty of Dingboche. We will also trek and climb a hill to see the peaks Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho- Oyu. We can also admire the beauty of Khumbu Khola Valley. We will spend our day for taking rest and restoring energy in this beautiful village.
It is continuation of ascent, climbing up to the terminal of Khumbu Glacier – crossing the row of stone monuments: established in the memory of six Sherpas who perished as the result of an avalanche at. During the walking. It is 3-4 hour journey
This day we need start our walk early morning around 7am. We are climb of approximately two (2) hours and arriving at Gorak Shep, during the walk you will have to enjoy the best views beautiful view of Mt. Everest and Pumori and other so many himalayan range . After arrival Gorak shep, we will take lunch and walk to Everest base camp, it takes around 4 hour go and back to Gorak shep. Along the Khumbu Glacier and up to the Everest Base Camp (5380 m) – the closest destination reachable without proper mountain-climbing equipment. Here, participants can enjoy the spectacular view of the Khumbu Icefall from the world-renowned Mount Everest Base Camp prior to descending to in Base camp.
After having very hot breakfast early in the morning, we will climb up to the summit where we can see outstanding views of mountains like Changtse, Khumbutse, and LIngtren. We will also see Mount Everest. After spending qualitative time at Kala Patthar, we will return back to Gorak Shep. In Gorak Shep, we will have lunch and move down to reach Pheriche. It takes around 7 to 8 hours to reach Pheriche from Gorak Shep.
The path that we will travel today is full of ups and downs; we will walk down through the forest of juniper and rhododendron and over Dudh Koshi River. Then we will trek to lower region and also enjoy the Ama Dablam view. We will trek through the forest that will take us to Namche Bazaar.
We will be finally heading to return back to Lukla where we first began our trip. It will take around 6 hours to return back to Lukla. At Lukla, we will be conducting get together where we will be sharing our personal views and the experience of the trek. We will set camp fire and enjoy our last night on Lukla.
After our long journey, we will fly to Kathmandu early in the morning. If we want to explore more areas of Kathmandu, we can go for some sightseeing. We, all the climbers will get together and enjoy farewell dinner together. We will have fun and spend our night in Kathmandu.
This is the last day of our tour. After having the traditional meal, we will be taken to TIA from where we will be moving back to our own native land.

What is Included?

  • All land transportation by Car or jeep(Airport/Hotel/Airport)
  • 3 Nights Hotel accommodations in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast plan
  • Schedule flight KTM/Lukla/KTM
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • 1 government license holder guide and 1 porter.
  • Daily wages of porter and guide
  • Insurance of porter and guide
  • Trekking permit(TIMS)
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee
  • Pasang Lhamu Village Development Committee entrance fee.
  • Fresh fruits, tea, coffee, hot water, etc during the trek.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if needed.
  • Agency service charge.
  • 13% government tax.

What is Excluded?

  • International airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport at upon arrival).
  • Hotel after 2 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, internet etc.
  • Tips and bonuses.
  • Personal trekking equipments.

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for Everest Base Camp Trek

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people’s luggage, 9 kg for each). Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes
  • Hands
  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves
  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Light weight cotton pants
  • T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants

Note: When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget


I have never trek before, can I make it to Everest Base Camp?

Api Himal Treks & Expedition is a government authorized trekking agency and provides a full range of trekking and travel packages for visitors to Nepal. The owner of Api Himal started out as a porter, working his way up to becoming a guide and finally he took his 10 years of experience and started his own company. Now Api Himal is a company which operates travel and trekking packages in a very family friendly environment. For beginners and professionals, loners and families, Api Himal can provide you with the right program.

I have never trek before, can I make it to Everest Base Camp?
I have never trek before, can I make it to Everest Base Camp?

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