Gokyo Ri (Everest Sherpa Village) Trek |21 Days

Trip Highlights

Gokyo Ri rewards you with an awe-inspiring view over Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu.

Trip Overview

Khumbu region is not only famous for its proximity to Mt. Everest, but also for its Sherpa villagesand monasteries.

Everest Sherpa Village Trek, a relatively less populated trail than the commercialized Everest Base Camp Trek is considered as a fine alternative route to the Everest Base Camp.

The trek starts from Lukla passes through Phakding and reaches Namche on the 2nd day of the trek. Here the trail breaks away from the regular Everest Base Camp route and moves towards more traditional Sherpa villages of Thame, Khumjung, Dole, Machermo and Gokyo before climbing up to Gokyo Ri at 5360m.

Gokyo Ri rewards you with an awe-inspiring view over Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu.

From Gokyo Ri the trail descends to Phortse and again climbs up to Dingboche and Lobuche before it reaches Gorak Shep at 5184m. From Gorak Shep the trek finally ascends to Everest Base Camp at 5357m on the 14th day of the trek.

The climb can get tiring and Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can give your that extra headache but the sense of triumph at the end of the trek will make every step of yours worthwhile.

Earthquake update:

This trail is relatively unscathed by the earthquake and is safe for trekking.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02 Sightseeing tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Patan

Day 03 Fly to Lukla; trek to Phakding (2,800m)

Day 04 Trek to Namche (3,450m)

Day 05 Acclimatization day at Namche

Day 06 Trek to Thame (3,739m)

Day 07 Trek to Khumjung (3,786m)

Day 08 Trek to Dole (4,040m)

Day 09 Trek to Machermo (4,410m)

Day 10 Trek to Gokyo (4,750m)

Day 11 Ascent of  Gokyo Ri (5,340m) &trek to Na (4,390m)

Day 12 Trek to Phortse (3,542m)

Day 13 Trek to Dingboche (4,336m)

Day 14 Trek to Lobuche (4,939m)

Day 15 Trek to Gorak Shep (5,184m)

Day 16 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,357m)

Day 17 Trek to Pangboche (3,985m)

Day 18 Trek to Namche (3,450m)

Day 19 Trek to Lukla (2,832m)

Day 20 Fly to Kathmandu

Day 21 Depart Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02 Sightseeing tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Patan

Day 03 Fly to Lukla; trek to Phakding (2,800m)

Day 04 Trek to Namche (3,450m)

Day 05 Acclimatization day at Namche

Day 06 Trek to Thame (3,739m)

Day 07 Trek to Khumjung (3,786m)

Day 08 Trek to Dole (4,040m)

Day 09 Trek to Machermo (4,410m)

Day 10 Trek to Gokyo (4,750m)

Day 11 Ascent of  Gokyo Ri (5,340m) &trek to Na (4,390m)

Day 12 Trek to Phortse (3,542m)

Day 13 Trek to Dingboche (4,336m)

Day 14 Trek to Lobuche (4,939m)

Day 15 Trek to Gorak Shep (5,184m)

Day 16 Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,357m)

Day 17 Trek to Pangboche (3,985m)

Day 18 Trek to Namche (3,450m)

Day 19 Trek to Lukla (2,832m)

Day 20 Fly to Kathmandu

Day 21 Depart Kathmandu

Equipment List

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)

Clothing

  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Medicines

  • Personal medications

Cost Included

  • Arrival & departures transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  •     Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost
  • Domestic airplane flights strictly as per itinerary
  • Basic accommodation/Lodge (twin sharing basis) with meals (breakfast. Lunch & dinner) during trek
  • Surface transportation as per itinerary
  • Necessary permits and fees, tents, English speaking guide, porters and cook
  • Guided sightseeing tour in cities including entry fees.
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs as per the rules of Nepal Government
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Staffs and equipment transfer

Cost not Include

  • International flights
  • Visa Fees (Nepal)
  • All type of insurance for clients (trekkers)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Beverages and snacks during trek
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’

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  • Trip Duration: 21 Days
  • Trip Grading: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 5,357m
  • Best Time: March to May; June to Aug
  • Trip Mode: Teahouse
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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