Gokyo Valley Trekking
- Duration: 14 Days
- Activities: Trekking
- Country: Nepal
- Trip Grade: Strenuous
- Group size: 01 to 50
- Price: Negotiable
- Attitude: 5463 m
- Departure City: Kathmandu
- Best Season: March to May and Sept to December
Gokyo Valley Trekking
Gokyo valley trekking is one of the most preferable as well as most recommended trekking in Nepal to spend your good time with snowcapped mountains, breathtaking natural lakes and Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in Nepal’s Himalayas. Gokyo valley trekking which is located in Everest region gives you a glorious feeling. The significance of this place is the spectacular views of the popular mountains, at an altitude of 8000m such as Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu which are visible from Gokyo Ri that is above Gokyo Lake. Another most remarkable feature is the view of the incredible ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung located in Khumbu region.
Gokyo valley trekking features the incredible background of the remote Gokyo Valley and its festival of beautiful moonscape-like glaciers, turquoise lakes and stunning mountain scenes that include Cho-Oyu (8201m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m) and Makalu (8463m) – four of the eight highest peaks on earth. The beautiful Khumjung Village which is located in Everest region has numbers of lakes which has natural, biological and spiritual importance. Gokyo Cho which is mainly known as Dudh Pokhari and has great significance in religious sector which is a sacred lake for both Buddhists and Hindus. Throughout the trip you can explore and enjoy many other great mountains, lush green forests, villages, flora and fauna and landscape. Therefore, this place is gaining popularity in the eyes of researches, ecologist, photographers, and nature loving trekkers.
Our trek to Gokyo valley trekking starts from Namche Bazar. Then we will be heading toward the Gokyo Valley as the same route to Everest Base Camp. The total trekking period for this region is 14 days. We assure that you will enjoy each and every minute while going on a Gokyo valley trekking. For more information visit our website or email or call us. We will be right by your side to assist you.
Trekking Itinerary :
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Trek to Dole
Day 07: Trek to Macchermo
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo
Day 09: Hike to Gokyo Ri, back to Gokyo.
Day 10: Trek to Dole
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazar
Day 12: Trek to Lukla
Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel.
You will be welcomed by our representatives there at the Airport upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to the Hotel where you will be briefed about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
On the second day of the itinerary package, you will be engaged in the sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley. After finishing breakfast at the Hotel in the morning, you will begin the sightseeing tour visiting the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur and enjoying the ancient art and architecture of the monuments. Likewise, the tourists can also visit the Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple and also the Bouddhanath Stupa which are important destinations for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. You will return back to the Hotel in the evening.
Day 3 – Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding.
After having breakfast in the third morning, you will take 30 minutes of scenic flight from the Capital City of Kathmandu to the Tenzing- Hilary Airport of Lukla. Though the Airport is considered as one of the most dangerous Airports in the world, flight to Lukla will be full of adventure and thrill for the trekkers. The real trekking then starts from Lukla from where the trekkers start hiking from Lukla to the nearby village of Phakding. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Phakding.
Day 4- Trek to Namche Bazaar.
The trail continues along the Dudh Koshi River the next day before climbing up the way through Himalayan Pine and Deodar, Cedar forests before the trekkers finally make it to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the business and trading point for the Everest Region. Namche used to be and still is an important place for trade between the traders of Tibet and Nepal. Items like salt, dried meat and other consumable and grocery items are traded in Namche since many years. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche.
Day 5 – Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.
The fourth day is allocated for acclimatization in Namche as acclimatization to the changing altitude and the environmental conditions is very important for the trekkers during the course of Everest trekking. A day of acclimatization and rest will help the trekkers prepare for the upcoming challenge in the trekking. Trekking experts suggest the trekkers to have mild walk on the day rather than having complete rest. In the afternoon, the visitors can stroll around the market area of Namche and then talk and converse with the local Sherpa people of Namche. If the trekkers are willing, they can also visit the Everest Hotel which is the Hotel situated in the largest altitude in the world. After that, you can return back to Namche and stay overnight there at a guesthouse.
Day 6- Trek to Dole (or Khumjung if altitude sickness is a concern).
The trekking resumes the next day after a day of acclimatization in Namche. Initially along the trail, you will cross the valleys along the rhododendron, juniper and coniferous forests and then walk past the meadows with lush green vegetation. While walking down the trail, the trekkers will be lucky enough to view the sight of yaks and sheep grazing on the green pasture field. If the trekkers face the difficulty of high-altitude sickness then they have the option of staying at Khumjung Village inhabited by the Sherpas before heading to Dole. If not, you can directly head to Dole.
Day 7- Trek to Macchermo.
On the seventh morning, you will have breakfast at the guesthouse and then get on with the trek towards Machhermo. After crossing past several forests including the local Sherpa settlement areas in Khumjung, the trekkers will then climb along the trail with gradual ascend in altitude before finally making it to Machhermo. Machhermo is considered by many as the home of the mythical snowman Yeti. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 8– Trek to Gokyo.
Climbing uphill about 300 meters from Macchermo on the eighth day, you will eventually enter the beautiful Valley of Goko. It is one of the important days of trekking as exploring the Valley of Gokyo will be an amazing experience for the visiting tourists. Gokyo Valley is full of natural beauty and hence it attracts a large number of tourists who come for trekking purpose in the Everest. Gokyo is the best place for viewing the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas. Overnight stay at a tented camp in Gokyo.
Day 9: Hike to Gokyo Ri, back to Gokyo.
The next day, an early morning walk leads the trekkers to Gokyo Ri located at 5300 meters of altitude above the sea level. It will be an adventurous walk from Gokyo to the top of the peak. From the top of Gokyo Ri, the trekkers can see the magnificent views of the mountains including the Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Lhotse. After enjoying the mountain views, you will then descend back to Thangnak where you will be staying overnight.
Day 10: Trek to Dole.
The return journey begins on the 10th day as the trekkers will now walk down from Gokyo and make their way towards the village of Dole. It will take close to four hours of trekking on the day before you reach the village of Dole. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar.
The trail follows continuously downward as the trekkers will climb down hill and cross past several Sherpa villages before finally arriving at the Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a iconic town in the Everest region of Nepal which is very popular amongst the visiting tourists and trekkers. After reaching there, you will rest and spend the rest of the night at a guesthouse.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla.
After having breakfast, you will have a casual stroll through series of ups and downs chasing the easy trail prior to crossing Dudh Koshi River over suspension bridge to eventually reach Lukla. After reaching the town Lukla, you will find a guesthouse and then stay rest of the time at the guesthouse resting and preparing for the flight next day.
Day 13: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
On the 17th day of the itinerary, you will be taking a flight back to the Capital City of Kathmandu from Lukla. In around 30 minutes, you will reach the Capital city of Kathmandu and then be transferred to the Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu.
On the final day of the itinerary, you will be transferred to the International Airport in Kathmandu from where you will catch a flight back to your home country.
What is included?
- Airport Pick up and Drops by car.
- 4 Night's Standard Accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) During the Trekking.
- Domestic Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) with airport deprature taxes.
- All accommodations in lodges/Tea Houses During the Trek.
- Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) . National Park Entry Permits.
- An experienced and friendly Guide, porter.
- Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
- All Transportation as per itinerary.
- Medical Supplies.
What is not included?
- Nepal entry visa fee you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu. You will require 2 passport size photos. per person $30 USD.
- Your Travel insurance.cover helicopter rescue.
- Your Personal Equipment for Trekking.
- International Airfare and Airport Departure tax.
- Food While You are in Kathmandu.
- Your personal expenses.
- All the Alcoholic and non Alcoholic Drinks tea, coffee.
- Sweet things like Chocolate and desert.
- Hot Shower During the Trekking.
- Tips for the Guide and Porter
- Trekking / Hiking Boots.
- Camp Shoes / Sandle.
- Trekking or duffle bag to carry trekking gear.
- Trekking Day-pack for personal Carrying Materials.
- Pair of Trousers / Water Proof Gaiters.
- 1 Sleeping Bag.
- 1 Down Jacket.
- 1 Light – water and wind proof Jacket.
- 1 Water bottle.
- Tourch Light / Flash light and spare batteries.
- pairs of long sleeve cotton shirts.
- 1 Medium size towel.
- 1 Fleece / warm sweater.
- Pairs of t-shirts.
- Pairs of light and warm socks.
- 1 Warm Hat.
- 1 Sun Hat.
- Sun – Glasses.
- Trekking Poles.
- Personal toiletries – Soap / Shampoo / toilet paper etc.
- Pills or tools for water disinfection.
- Sun block lotion for lips and body parts and a handkerchief or wiping papers.
- Money belt and some first-aid kit.