Gokyo Ri yoga trekking
Gokyo Ri is a popular trekking destination in the Gokyo valley region of Nepal, combined with yoga practice. The Gokyo valley is located in the Sagarmatha National park, which is home to some of the world’s highest peaks, including the towering Mt. Everest. While trekking to Gokyo Ri, you can combine you adventure with yoga practice to enhance your overall well- being and connect with nature. Yoga can help you stretch your muscles, find inner peace, and relax in the midst of the breathtaking natural surroundings.
Throughout the trek, you will have meditation and yoga sessions in serene natural settings, such as monasteries, viewpoints, and meadows. Experienced yoga instructors will guide you through various practices. You can practice various yoga poses, meditation, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to harmonize your mind, body, and spirit.
Gokyo Ri stands at an elevation of 5357 m above sea level, making it one of the highest accessible viewpoints in the Everest region. The major attraction of the trek is reaching the summit of Gokyo Ri. From the top, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Everest region, including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse. The view of the Ngozympa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal and the series of glacial lakes known as Gokyo Lakes adds to the scenic beauty of the area. Here you can explore the beauty of the Himalayas for a moment and engage in a peaceful meditation or yoga session to fully immerse oneself in the beauty of the Himalayas.
Another major highlight of the trek is stunning Gokyo Lakes a series of six sacred lakes located in the Gokyo valley of the Everest region. The lakes were formed by the melting of glaciers in the Everest region. These glacial lakes are located at different altitudes, with the highest lake, called the Thonak Tsho (4700 m). The Gokyo lakes hold great religious significance for both the Sherpa people and Tibetan Buddhists. During certain festivals, pilgrims visit the lakes to pay their respects and perform rituals. You can explore the lakes and their eye- catching surroundings, finding serene spots for your meditation or yoga practice.
Overall, Gokyo Ri yoga trekking can be a great destination for adventurers seeking a challenging yet rewarding experience in the Everest region. It offers magnificent views, serene landscapes and opportunity to practicing yoga in such a serene and natural setting which help to enhance the physical, mental, and spiritual experience of the trek.
1) Best seasons
The suitable seasons for the Gokyo Ri yoga trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these seasons, the temperatures are moderate, making it ideal for trekking and practicing yoga or meditation.
Spring brings vibrant rhododendron blooms while autumn offers pleasant temperatures and excellent views of the mountains. The weather is generally stable, and the skies are clear, providing clearer views of the surrounding mountains. Winter (December to February) is extremely cold due to heavy snowfall. Monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall and cloud cover, making the trail muddy, slippery, challenging and views limited. However, indoor yoga session is can be practice.
2) Guide and Porters
Hiring experienced yoga instructors for the Gokyo Ri yoga trek can greatly enhance your trekking experience with yoga and meditation practices. They can provide you valuable insights into the local culture, traditions, and history of the region, as well as various yoga poses, meditation, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques.
You can join us for hiring a highly experienced, helpful, friendly, and English speaking licensed trekking guide and porter with their insurance. Our guide and porter are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one without compromising your safety, and allowing you to fully enjoy the trek.
3) Travel insurance
We strongly recommend you to get travel insurance before going on Gokyo Ri yoga trek in Nepal. Make sure that, your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains. We do our best to take care of you, but sometimes we have to face unforeseen accident that is out of our control. So in case of a medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance.
4) Altitude sickness
While ascending quickly you may feel symptoms like nausea, headache, difficulty in breathing, increased heart rate, and uneasiness. And, if the symptoms persist for a longer duration then know that your body could not resist the altitude variation. So, if you feel these symptoms, please let your guide and your group know. Your guide will provide you with immediate first aid.
5) Foods and Accommodation
Teahouses/ Lodges will provide you with a choice of both Nepali and western meals that include energy giving food and liquid food like rice, cereals, lentils soup, noodles soup, hot tea, potato etc. Similarly, rooms at teahouses are available on a twin-sharing basis. Each room comes with two beds, a pillow, a blanket, and common bathroom. As you trek towards higher altitude the facilities gets more basic.
You will need permits to undertake Gokyo Ri yoga trek in Nepal. They are:
1) The Sagarmatha National Park permit
2) The Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card
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On your arrival to Kathmandu from Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), the representative from Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours welcome you and then you shall be transferred to the categorized Hotel in Kathmandu to which you are comfortable with. Later in the afternoon, you shall have 2 hours yoga session, yogic breathing, and meditation.
Starting the day with 2 hours of yoga and meditation session for relaxation to get ready for the day. On this day we visit four different UNESCO World Heritage places in Kathmandu which are as follows:
After returning from the visit, in the evening time, there will be 2 hours of a yoga session for relaxation in the hotel.
Our trip starts from the domestic terminal of TIA taking the early morning flight to Lukla. While we are in the air flying, we shall be entertained with lots of panoramic view of the dazzling White Mountains and beautiful scenic villages beneath us. In no time we shall find ourselves at Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla which is one of the most beautiful and thrilling air routes in the world culminating in a land on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. And then we start following the trail towards Phakding making through along the beautiful Sherpa valleys.
We shall relax at the teahouse in the destination and later end of the day with your first 2hours yoga and meditation session in the trekking destination. We shall stay overnight at the tea house in Phakding.
Our trek will begin with a quick 1-hour yoga and meditation session for the relaxed beginning of the day. Then, on our way to Namche following Dudh Koshi River, we shall be enjoying the beautiful view of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6608m) on our right, also experience the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our journey. If lucky we may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest peeking over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge when the days are open and clear. After making through several suspension bridges we have a straight upward climbing trail which embraces us to Namche Bazar. To end the day, you will have another 2 hours of yoga and meditation session. Our overnight stay will be at Namche in the tea house.
Before moving to a higher altitude, a proper rest day is provided on this day and in the early morning, we shall have 2 hours yoga and meditation session for the better day. We will spend a day in Namche Bazar in order to alleviate our tired and lethargic muscle. We will make a short distance to the way of the museum which is celebrated for the exhibition of the traditional culture of Sherpa people. After that, we will hike up to the Syangboche Airport which lies closer to the Everest View Hotel where we can observe the views of the Himalayas with an astonishing sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Namche is a colourful village which includes interesting and exhilarating shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of mountains. For the better start off tomorrow morning, better and sound sleep is needed. So, in the evening time, there will be 2hours yoga and meditation session again for proper relaxation.
With 1hour yoga and meditation session in the morning, we will start the day further up on the trail. As we climb steeply out of valley passing through the rhododendron forest, we will see juniper and large conifers according to the altitude being increased which makes the trekking very much pristine in the spring. We will observe Khumbu La and Teacher throughout the day. After a busy day of exploring Khumbu La and Teacher, we shall end the day with our regular session of 1hour yoga and meditation session. Overnight will be staying in Phortse.
After 1hour of quick yoga and meditation session, the journey begins again and we will be climbing steadily along the side of the valley. As we climb up to more altitude, we will find the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper. The trail takes us through many summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of us are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while behind us down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku.
With our regular 1-hour yoga and meditation session we shall end our day for today. An early sleep is requested as the journey begins little bit complicated with more height.
Beginning the day with regular 1hour of yoga and meditation, today we shall take us to a very scenic path to Pangka and then to the River that flows down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We then climb a steep rocky inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. And we soon follow the second and third one after another. The final lake is known as DudhPokhari and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo.
Regular 1hour of yoga and meditation will be the end of the day and we will be staying there for today.
For the today’s 2 hours yoga and meditation session, we choose Gokyo Ri on the top. Gokyo is situated by the side of famous glacier Ngozumpa. Besides taking rest we may take a hike to Gokyo Ri (5583m) if you don’t want to miss the best’s view of the whole Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. Or we can take a short walk around Gokyo valley and circle around the glacier.
Regular 1 hour of yoga and meditation in the morning will make the day and we shall follow back to the descending trail to Dole again. There will be rest for a few hours and Reiki yoga and meditation to end the day in the evening.
Early 1-hour yoga and meditation in Dole and we start descending steeply to PhortseTenga passing through rhododendron forests then the path immediately ascends steeply to MonglaDanda (4000m) and to Kyanjoma (3500m). Finally, to Namche following small ups and down the trail.
On our final day regular 1hour of yoga and meditation starts the day, we trek down toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in a proper hotel. And make some joyful moments thanking and congratulating each other on our success of the trek and to our teamwork.
We take a flight back to Kathmandu early in the morning and rest day or souvenir shopping day. Meanwhile, in the evening time, there will be last 2 hours of yoga and meditation session for relaxation to get sound sleep.
On this day, you shall be transferred to the International Airport at least 3 hours before your flight for an onward destination by a representative of Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours.
Small waterproof bags
Warm down jacket
Woolen hat and scarf
Raincoat and rain trousers
Antibacterial hand wash
Tooth brush and tooth paste
Small personal power bank
Camera and batteries
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