Gokyo Valley Trekking

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Gokyo Valley Trekking

Gokyo Valley Trekking is a traditional trek that offers both the legendary Everest views and the scenic tranquility of mountain lakes. This trek provides you with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of 8000m such as Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake and the Ngozumpa Glacier- the largest in the Nepal Himalayas. One of the most remarkable features is the view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung (2922m) and many other countless memorable views that offer the best of the Khumbu region.

Our journey begins from Lukla. A 35min short and scenic flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla. Following the trail along Dudh Koshi River we trek to Phakding and through Sagarmatha National Park to Namche Bazaar, gateway to Everest. Then we passing over Khumjung hill we trek to Phortse Tanga, Dole, Machhermo and finally to Gokyo. Each stop has its own charmes ranging from the bustling Namche Bazar to the quiet tranquil villages. Your arrival into this high mountain valley called Gokyo is welcomed by a string of cobalt blue lakes that continue for the 3-hour hike to Gokyo Village.

We can have the excellent views of various peaks including Gokyo Peak, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu which are clearly visible from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo lake. The 360-degree Himalayan view offered only from this vantage point. Not to mention the magnificent view of Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest in the Himalayas. After a wonderful time we retrace back to Dole via Machhermo and then trek back to Lukla from where you can fly back to Lukla. .Besides, Himalayan views, you also can enjoy with different blend of the culture and tradition of Sherpa indigenous community living in the high land. This trek features the unbelievable scenery of the remote Gokyo Valley and its festival of beautiful turquoise lakes, moonscape-like glaciers, and stunning mountain views which makes Gokyo truly one of gems of Khumbu region.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft) 30 minutes flight and 4 hours walk
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,283ft) 5-6 hours walk
Day 05: Acclimatize at Namche
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4040m.) via Khumjung- 6 Hours
Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4150m)- 5 hours
Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m)-5 Hours
Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo and excursion around Gokyo valley & Lake
Day 10: Trek/climb from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek back to Machhermo 6-7 Hours
Day 11:Trek from Machhermo (4150m) to Namche Bazaar (3440m)- 5 hours
Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 14:Transfer to the airport for the final departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder Guide and Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Emergency expenses like rescues, emergency medical treatment.
  • Personal insurance charges.
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 14 Days

Price : 1400 USD

Difficulty Level : Moderate

Minimum Altitude : 1300m

Maximum Altitude : 5300m

Group Size : 2-20 People

Permits : sagarmatha national park permit, Tims card

Activities : Trekking, Hiking & Sightseeing

Transportation : Flight, Car & Jeep

Best Season : March, April, may, September, October & November

Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal hotel in Trekking

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