Gokyo Valley Trek

Trek Duration : 15 Days

1055

trip cost

Strenuous

Strenous


5550m

highest access

Private Car

transportation


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Gokyo Valley Trekking | Gokyo Kalapathar Trek

Explore the highest hill land Gokyo Ri of Nepal that goes through the Gokyo valley of Everest region with several Himalayan glaciers collectively called Gokyo Lakes. A total of 19 Gokyo Lakes, all of them are fresh waters. The Gokyo valley trek in Solukhumbu district allows you to enjoy the delightful valleys, crystal clear blue skies, green lakes. The trek also treats you with the world’s greatest glacier called Nagazompa glacier dominated by the nearest mountains of Everest Himalayan Range. The best feature of the trek is its location that resides in the foothills of the Himalayas and the glacier lakes. The maximum altitude of the trek is 5357m. Proper health checkups are to be done to avoid any serious problems.

 It is a 16-day trip filled with adventures on the trail Exploring various heritage sites, the trek ensures that you have a great time. The trip starts off with a breathtaking flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The Gokyo valley trek is for the one who loves walking through the rough landscapes of the Everest region without the physical stress of the base camp. This trek lets you explore the tiny settlements of the Himalayan leader, the Sherpa people. Glancing through the monasteries and Chortens the trail leads you to Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri, offering you one of the best views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt. Nuptse.

 The Gokyo Valley Trek features mountains and glaciers creating the diverse landscapes and panorama dominated by high peaks corresponding deeply carved valley. The valley is a living museum dotted with small villages and settlements still not touched by uniqueness and intact with a pristine environment. Also, the friendly Sherpa people add charm to the trek with their amazing hospitality. Explore the diverse landscapes, natural beauties, the local settlement during this trek.

 For adventure junkies, the Gokyo Valley trek is a must to have an audacious time. Its rugged yet quiet trail is filled with natural enticement. Not to mention, it is also the base of the highest water lake system in the world encompassing 19 lakes, both big and small. This is a ‘must do trek’ for the adventure lovers and trekking enthusiast as it is something you would definitely not want to miss. 

Best time to visit
The best time to visit Gokyo valley is during the Autumn and Spring seasons The sunny and clear weather makes the trek joyous creating some good memories.

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Gokyo Valley Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Drive to Kathmandu, Fly to Lukla
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 4: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole
Day 6: Trek to Mochermo
Day 7: Trek from Mochermo to Gokyo Lake
Day 8: Trek to Gokyo Ri and Trek down to Thaknak/Drangnag
Day 9: Trek from Thaknak to Dzongla
Day 10: Trek from Dzongla to Lubuche
Day 11: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep
Day 12: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheruche
Day 13: Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche to Namche Bazaar
Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure

 

 

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

You will heartily be welcomed by our representative at the Tribhuwan International Airport. From thereon, you will be dropped at the hotel for relaxing. After that, you will be given a brief orientation of the Annapurna Base Camp trek by our representative.

Meal: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Day 2

Drive to Kathmandu, Fly to Lukla

After breakfast, there will be a thrilling flight to Lukla that will fly for approximately 35 minutes. Our car will drop you off to Lukla airport. During this 35 minute flight, you will relish one of the most beautiful air routes in the world, concluded on a hill, surrounded by snow-capped peaks. The stunning aerial views of the Everest region will surely give you chills.
Note: The weather in Lukla can be unpredictable and changes unexpectedly. For this reason, the flight can be canceled or delayed. You will have to head back to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge


Day 3

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

After you reach Lukla, our representatives will be there to lead you for the further trek. From Lukla, we will start trekking to Phakding. We trek through Cheplung village from where we catch sight of Mt. Khumbila, the sacred mountain which has never been ascended. Then, the journey starts with the trek from Phakding, for this, we will have to cross the river to continue the trek. We will walk through the beautiful rhododendron and blue pine forests. We pursue the trail north up to the valley of Benkar. From Namche Bazaar we get to see some of the stunning views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. We will stay overnight at teahouse.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse


Day 4

 Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

We would stroll around the beautiful Namche Bazaar and spend the entire day acclimatizing here. Namche Bazaar is a prosperous village here in Khumbu region with facilities of ATM, internet cafe, shops, restaurant, with a vibrant market. Our guides will help you stroll around the beautiful Namche bazaar. We can also visit Sagarmatha National Park for some stunning sceneries and to enjoy the breathtaking views of sunrise and sunsets. Moreover, we can also trek to Khumjung village, a beautiful settlement of Sherpa people.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 5

 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole

It takes approximately 5 hours to reach Dole from Namche Bazaar. After having our early morning breakfast. We head towards Dole. The trail offers clear views of snowy peaks, mountains, and vegetations. Also, you will get to explore the culture and traditions of the locals. Their simple lifestyle and unique culture will surely amaze you. Farming and happens to be the major occupation of Dole people. Overnight at the guesthouse.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 6

Trek to Mochermo

After having an early morning breakfast, we head towards Mochermo. Crossing Dole, we head to Mochermo which is on the way to Gokyo. On the way, you will get to see the stunning views of the valley. It takes about 6 hours to reach Mochermo from Dole. Ascending the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier we finally reach Mochermo. Ngozumpa glacier is one of the major attraction here as is it enlists in the world's second largest glacier. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 7

Trek from Mochermo to Gokyo Lake

Today our destination is Gokyo. After having our early morning breakfast, we move ahead towards the wonderful Gokyo village. The trail is via the Ngozumpa glacier where the paths that lead there are crinkled. Not to mention, the trail offers jaw-dropping up-close views of Mt. Everest, Mt, Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Amadablam, Mt, Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Kongde and many more on the way to Gokyo. Situated on the northern coast of Dudh pokhari, the village looks incredible. Overnight at guesthouse.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 8

Trek to Gokyo Ri and Trek down to Thaknak/Drangnag

Today we hike up to Gokyo Ri from the Gokyo village. From Gokyo Ri, you will get to see the stunning view of Gokyo. It is an excellent viewpoint of the Everest region.  It takes approximately 4 hours to hike up to Gokyo Ri. From Gokyo Ri, we trek down to Thaknak/Drangnag. Descending for a short hike we reach Thaknak which is near the Ngozumpa glacier. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 9

Trek from Thaknak to Dzongla

A strenuous awaits us today on the way to Dzongla. After having our breakfast, we move towards Dzongla. Ascending up steep and slippery terrain to Cho La pass we take the trail via Phedi. We move ahead through several abysses and boulder-strewn areas on our way to Dzongla. Not to mention, we will be rewarded with magnificent views of Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Lobuche during the journey. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 10

Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche

It takes about 3 hours to reach Lobuche from Dzongla. The trail leads you through the Cho La pass. The path rewards with breathtaking views of snow peaks such as Mt. Amadablam and Thamserku Chola Tso Lake. Overnight at Lobuche.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 11

Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep

After having our breakfast, we head towards Gorakshep. It would take approximately 3 hours to reach there. It is a rocky moraine trail to the Khumbu region. Gorakshep is located below Kalapatthar (5545m) and Mt Pumori (5180m). After having our lunch at Gorekshep we will hike to Everest base camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 12

Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche

Today we trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar to Pheriche. The trek starts with an early morning climb to Kala Patthar. The trail offers some stunning views of sunrise through the snow peaks. The sunrays falling upon the shiny peaks are definitely a worthy watch. The trek offers the spectacular views of snow peaks such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Amadablam and others.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 13

Trek from Pheriche to Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

After an early morning breakfast, we start our trek from Pheriche to Tengboche to Namche Bazaar. The trail takes us through the villages, Buddhists monasteries, bridges and some cascading waterfall (3440m). While descending the path, you get to see the stunning views of Mt Amadablam, Nuptse and Thamserku peaks. Finally, you reach Namche Bazaar after the winding trails. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Teahouse, Lodge


Day 14

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

The trek initiates from descending through the Namche Bazaar. The trail is steep and can get difficult to walk due to the rocky terrain. Furthermore, after crossing the suspension bridges of Dudhkoshi river, the trail gets more ordinary. Upon arriving at Lukla we rest our sore feet and relax away from all the exhaustion from the trek. Overnight at Lukla.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Teahouse


Day 15

Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

We can an early morning flight to Kathmandu after having our breakfast. After reaching Kathmandu you can relax and stroll the beautiful capital city. Also, popular as the city of temples, you can visit various world heritage sites here.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Day 16

Departure

Your spontaneous adventure to the Himalayas has come to an end. You will be taking back some best trekking memories along with you. Not to mention, your Gokyo Valley Trek would be a worthy as well as a memorable one. You will leave your hotels and pack your luggage and leave for the airport. Our representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan international airport.




service include:

    • Airport picks up and drops
    • Four night's hotel one star in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Accommodation standard lodges or tea houses in mountain
    • Welcome and farewell dinner
    • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    • Domestic flights Kathmandu to Lukla round trip
    • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide & porters to carry luggage
    • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All government and local taxes

service exclude:

    • Nepal Visa fee
    • Insurance
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage charges

     

    Requirement Equipments:

    • Lightweight walking boots & a pair of track shoes 
    • Guaranteed Waterproof & rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho.
    • Windproof, waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
    • A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
    • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
    • Loose cotton pants, long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
    • A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
    • 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
    • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
    • Down jacket, Woolen shirts and thick sweaters for winter December, January & February.
    • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
    • Daypack: toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc. 
    • Water bottle, sunglasses
    • 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 
    • Toiletries with small towels
    • Small headlamp or torch with spare batteries 
    • Raincoat (optional), which is useful when it rains.  

Fact of Trip Highlight:

  • Trek Name:Gokyo Valley Trek
  • Best season:Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, mar, Apr & May
  • Trek Grade:quite Strenuous
  • Transportation:Private Car/ Flight
  • Accommodation:Tea house or camping
  • Highest access:5550m
  • Mode of Travel: Flight Kathmandu to Lukla roundtrip
  • Himalayan sights:Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and more
  • Trek Duration:15 Days
  • Group Size:Mininum 01 to Max 20 Pax

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