Gokyo Ri

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Gokyo Ri, also known as Gokyo Peak, is located South of Cho Oyu, rising from the west side of Ngozumpa glacier, which at at 36 km (22 miles) is the longest glacier in the Himalayas. Gokyo Ri marks the end of the popular Gokyo trekking route, and offers amazing panoramic views including five 8,000 meter peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kangchenjunga, and Cho Oyu.

Elevation (feet): 17,519
Elevation (meters): 5,357
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Latitude: 27.962089
Longitude: 86.683214
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Kathmandu
Convenient Center: Namche Bazaar

Thanks to Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 15 trip reports for Gokyo Ri.

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  • Log #13433 - by Christine Theodorovics on June 24, 2004
    Started early in the morning. Great view to Gokyo Lake, Everest and ChoYu. Was my first summit in Nepal. I did not suffer from high altitude sickness too much and could enjoy the great feeling of...
  • Log #13434 - by vivek shah on July 15, 2003
    Great views of the great mountains!!!
  • Log #13435 - by Armando Corvini on June 12, 2003
    I lead a Trekking Group to one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. The Gokyo Lakes Trek. I summited Gokyo Peak at 5.45am. Very cold, But the view of Everest was amazing and great from there.
  • Log #13436 - by Peter Pollhammer on Dec 03, 2002
    Incredible experience with our party of 13, our Sherpa guides and helpers and 9 yaks. Great weather for the entire two week trek.
  • Log #13437 - by Manfred Werkmann on Nov 29, 2002
    It was a wonderful day, sunny with low wind, so I spent 2 hours on the summit. On the top I fixed a rope with prayer flags, I got from a Sherpa, whose friend was sick and he therefore didn't climb up...
  • Log #13438 - by Richard Merrell on Oct 31, 2002
    Summitted at 07:05. Beautiful clear morning with good views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Nuptse & Makalu. Shooting pictures of Everest at this time, was direct into the Sun, so got plenty of flare. Maybe...
  • Log #13439 - by Nick Mew on Oct 18, 2002
    suprisingly good view, as we'd been virtually snowed in by a freak storm but the climb got us above it. Recommend the desserts at the Gokyo Resort after though - nothing better than a deep fried mars...
  • Log #13440 - by Anders Joergensen on July 15, 2002
    Fairly straight forward if you are well acclimatised. The view to the highest mountains of the world is definately worth the effort.
  • Log #13441 - by Klaus Hessenauer on July 13, 2002
    A deep impressing view to Chomolungma, Sagarmatha better known as Mt. Everest! Lothse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and so many impressing Mountains. We will do it again next year!
  • Log #13442 - by Ben Bonnaerens on Jan 21, 2002
    Left Gokyo around 6.30 am and reached the summit at 8.15 after a steady,uninterrupted climb. I don't have to waste much words on it, the scenery from the top is the most beautiful I have seen till...
  • Log #13443 - by Horst Vandermeer on Jan 15, 2002
    In 1985 I started very early in the morning after a night in which the gokyo didi's performed a "lata" tourist cabaret.Great vieuws on the top.Off course Everest cs.But most impressive to...
  • Log #13444 - by Jaymie Hanlon on Jan 14, 2002
    " The only place in the world where I heard absolute silence"
  • Log #13445 - by Mark Allen on May 20, 2001
    One of the best places to get an awesome view of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu
  • Log #13446 - by Peter gustafsson on Mar 29, 2000
    This is a good place to get a wiev of Khumbu himals major peaks. No technical skills needed.
  • Log #13447 - by Peter Leth on Jan 30, 2000
    An awesome way to finish your trek! No technical skill required, just good physical conditining. Excellent views of the high Himalaya, including Mt. Everest.