Everest Gokyo Ri Trek Difficulty

Everest Gokyo Ri Trek Difficulty

Everest Gokyo Ri Trek Difficulty

One of the most traditional treks that can be done in the Everest Gokyo RI trek region in Nepal. This is the ultimate truth that the trekker will offer a magnificent view of Himalayan peaks. The Ngozumpa Glacier is the largest in the Himalaya of Nepal.

This region also has some image and is associated with the soaring views of the reputed Himalayas in the country. It is located at the elevation of 8000m such as Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse that are also clearly visible from Gokyo Ri and also above tyeh Gokyo Lake.

There you can even get to see remarkable features with the most fascinating and tremendous ice ridge in between Gyachung(2922m) and Cho Oyu located right at the Khumbu region of Nepal. When you take a minimum 35 minutes of flight form the capital city Kathmandu and Manthali landing at the region of Lukla’s tiny airstrip.

This most interesting adventurous trek to the region of Gokyo Ri begins from this destination.After all we will be spending some days next to trekking trails by interacting with the locals and guides who are in the mountain region Known as Sherpa. They are the most powerful men working in the Himalayas. 

You will be staying at the4 tea houses, teahouses that are found in the trails and sometimes you may have to go through the villages. In the conjunction of this region with the local sherpa community people, guide and everything can be seen as organized.

At the same time you will be passing through the most beautiful Buddhists Monasteries during the trekking trail. This will lead you to see other enormous views of Everest and snow-capped other mountains get closer as you go up.

In the time of trekking, days will be resting as our acclimatization in the Namche Bazar villages. Namche is also popularly known for the capital of Solukhumbu. This village also enables trekkers to discover and experience new things after visiting which is very important for the tourists.

We will return back to Namche and Lukla by our flight to capital city Kathmandu after making your trip complete to Gokyo Ri (5483m). There is another option to trek this region from Jiri but you need to be given a permit for that trek. This will lead you to trek for more than 5 to 6 days to add in your itinerary.


Highlights of Gokyo Ri Trek

  • Embark the adventure with a scenic flight to Lukla airport.
  • Traverse through the off-the-beaten and less crowded trails in the Everest region.
  • Hike to the vantage point of Gokyo Ri (5,357m) for a panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu.
  • Stand in the shore of turquoise Gokyo Lakes and relish its pristine ambiance.
  • Trek through the famous Sherpa center, Namche Bazaar.

Trek Difficulty

Talking about the Gokyo Ri trek, this trek is moderate in terms of difficulty and does not need any of the technical requirements as a skill to trek. The itinerary to complete the entire trek to this region will obviously take 10 days of walking from the region of Lukla to the region of Gokyo Ri and get back from this destination.

You need to walk for almost 5 to 6 hours every day to meet your designed destination on an average. Although this route is less travelled so that you need to be careful and trek as suggested by the guide. This is even less crowded compared to the other region of Everest in Nepal. 

This trail is also navigable with the signposts that will really help at the time of confusion during the time of trekking. Another thing is altitude as the most significant factor that will always need to be considered during the trek to the region of Gokyo Ri. You will be spending some night at the altitude region above 4,000m above sea level on this trekking duration. 

There is a high possibility of getting a chance to suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is higher. It means there is a higher possibility of suffering any of the trekkers from this,so be careful, walk, and motivate yourself. 

Therefore, you are also highly advisable not to even rush during the time of walking on the higher region that also reaches of the trek and stays cautions that regards the altitude.

Another factor that is more important that needs to be followed by every trekker is the unpredictable weather conditions of Himalayas. This is the worst factor that will challenge you from time to time and sometimes you need to be lucky to see the Himalayan peaks. 

This is why you always need to be prepared for these kinds of hazardous activities done by nature from time to time during the time of trekking. Even during the season like Spring, Autumn that almost shows the showering of rainfalls and cold climatic conditions.

It will be a bit cold so bring a sleeping bag, down jacket, waterproof jacket etc to avoid risks of any kinds of weather fluctuation. Although this trek represents a moderate walk and requires trekkers to trek throughout the steep uphills and downhills. In the region of rough terrain and going throughout the lush green jungles of rhododendron in the Himalayas. 

Some of the trekking routes in the altitude region are quite demanding. This is how you need to tackle the route with proper information and preparations with a level of decent fitness. You can also engage some of the Cardio-oriented exercises like jogging, swimming, hiking, cycling etc as you before preparation to trek.


Everest Gokyo Ri trek is obviously a masterpiece trek that will give you a different experience in life. This region is the least crowded region compared to other regions of Everest. You should follow all the necessary actions during the trek as recommended by the trekking agency or guide. 

All the guides and rules regulation will be provided by the company in a paper. So read carefully and follow instructions. This trek is not that much difficult as it always depends upon your walking capacity and walking speed including health habits.

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