Saturday, July 27, 2019

Gokyo Ri Trek

Gokyo Ri
Gokyo Ri

Planning a trek to Gokyo Ri ? Here's is a detailed Gokyo Ri Trek and tourism guide to help your plan a memorable holiday.

Gokyo Ri Trek

The settlement of Gokyo Ri is located between a lake and the lateral moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier and was no more than a summery yak pasture until several lodges was built to cater for trekker. Gokyo Ri lies at the northern edge Dudh Pokhari lake. It is reached by following a zig zag path up the hill side.  The walk is technically very straightforward but can be pretty tough if you are still in the process of acclimatizing to altitude. Just go slowly, take your time and you will enjoy it. As you climb, the summit of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into view and from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself (536 m.), you have one of the finest views of Everest to be had in Khumbu. At your feet the massive Ngozumpa Glacier (the larget glacier in Nepal) stretches from the foot of Cho Oyu , an 8200m summit to the north almost the slopes of Cholatse.

If the afternoon is clear (unfortunately it often clouds over) seize the opportunity (and a head torch) and go up Gokyo Ri to watch the sun setting on Everest and Makalu, respectively the highest and fifth highest summits in the world. This is a sight that you will not forget. Beyond Gokyo and walking north there are two more lakes and another interesting set of hill that can be climbed (or scrambled up) called Nameless Tower. It is also really worth your while going up to the ridge of the lateral moraine just above the settlement of Gokyo. The views of the glacier are breathtaking but be careful not to go too close to the very crumbly edge of the moraine.

Here's Itinerary Gokyo Ri Trek

Day 1: You Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02 : You can see Kathmandu sightseeing.

Day 02: You have to Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2810m). Trek to Phakding           (2652m)

Day 3: Trek to Phakding - Namche Bazaar [3,440 m/11,283 ft]: 5 - 6 hrs

Day 04: Acclimatization day At Namche Bazzar

Day 05: Trek Namche Bazaar to Phorse Village (3643m) 

Day 06: Trek Phortse Village to Dole (4200m) 

Day 07: Trek Dole to Machhermo (4470m) 

Day 08: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4790m)

Day 09: Trek Morning climb to Gokyo-Ri (5340)/Afternoon walk around the Gokyo Lake

Day 10: Trek Gokyo to Dole (4200m). 5h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.

Day 11: Trek Dole to Namche Bazaar (3446m). 5h walking. O/n at mountain           Lodge.

Day 12: Trek  Namche Bazaar to Phakding(2610m). 5h walking. O/n at mountain    Lodge.
Day 13: Trek Phakding to Lukla(2840m). 3h walking. O/n at mountain Lodge.

Day 14: You have to fly back to Kathmandu. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 15: The last day, Transfer to the airport for your onward journey

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