Day 17: Side hike to Gokyo Ri

The views from here are spectacular possibly surpassing those from Kala Pattar, and include Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Lhoste, Everest and on a clear day Makalu.

Distance: 4 km
Time: 2 hours

Start elevation (Gokyo): 4,765 m
Max elevation (Gokyo Ri): 5,357 m
End elevation (Gokyo): 4,765 m
Total ascent / descent: 610 m / 610 m
Elevation gain: 0 m

Not the real summit.

The point where 99% of the trekkers go, is not the real summit but a shoulder at 5,357 m.* There is another higher summit just north of where the main Gokyo trek route ends. It stands at an altitude of 5,483 m above sea level.*

Who cares, the views are still magnificent.

Ngozumba Glacier from the top.

Interactive panorama

Route map