Gokyo Valley Trek - 15 days

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  •  Duration: 15days
  •  Trip Code: -
  •  Best Time: -February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
  •  Trek Start-End: - Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
  •  Group Size: -
  •  Trip Grade: -
  •  Max Elevation: - 5,483 m/17,841 ft
  •  Accommodation: -

Trip highlights:

  • A chance at sightseeing the world heritage sites(Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa).
  • Catch a scenic flight to and from Lukla.
  • Get familiarized with the mountain people in the heart of Himalayas.
  • Discover the beautiful Gokyo Valley.
  • Visit the beautiful Gokyo Lake
  • Climb Gokyo RI at the altitude of 5483 m.
  • View of the Himalaya from Gokyo Ri including Everest, Cho Oyu, and Makalu
  • Enjoy the view of the impressive Ngozumpa glacier

 

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Day 2: Tour around the valley
  • Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding
  • Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 5: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 6: Trek to Phortse Thanga
  • Day 7: Trek to Machherma
  • Day 8: Trek to Gokyo
  • Day 9: Trek to Gokyo Ri and back to Gokyo
  • Day 10: Trek to Dole
  • Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village
  • Day 12: Trek to Lukla
  • Day 13: Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Transfer to the Airport

Trip information:

Gokyo valley trek is considered as a traditional trek that offers grand views of the mountain peaks and the Ngozumpa Glacier which is the largest in Nepal’s Himalayas. The view of this region is correlated with the soaring views of the most famous mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of 8,000 m such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Everest, and Makalu which can distinctly be seen from Gokyo Ri above Gokyo Lake. One of the most extraordinary features of the great ice moraine between Cho Oyu and Gyachung, located in the Khumbu region.

After a 35 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu landing at Lukla’s tiny airstrip, the adventure will begin. We will spend the next few days trekking and socializing amongst the mountain people also known as Sherpas, we will stay at local lodges and trek into the heartland of their villages. Everything will be organized in association with local Sherpa guides. We will pass Buddhist monasteries along with the views of Everest and other snow-peaked mountains which get closer by the day. We will rest one day in the villages of Namche bazaar in order to explore the region and to acclimatize, which is very crucial. After trekking to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m), we will return at a comfortable pace back to Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.

 

Day 1Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport

Firstly, on arriving in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from the airport. He/She will be holding up the signboard outside the airport terminal. You will then be escorted to your hotel. You can visit our office to get more information about the trek. In case you happen to arrive after 4 pm, you will be briefed about the trip by our authorized guide. Please make sure to carry along your passport, 3 copies of passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Also, make sure to clear any due balance and then sign on the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer form. You can stroll around the city in the evening. Stay overnight at the Hotel. No meals are included.

Day 2Tour around the valley

We will start our day with a satisfying breakfast and leave around 8.30 am on a private vehicle and an authorized tour guide at your company. We will visit the world heritage sites around the valley, some including Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a famous five-storey temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Dattatreya temple, Bhairavnath temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows. Pashupatinath Temple is the sacred temple located on the bank of the holy Bagmati river. Although one cannot enter the main temple unless they are Hindus, you can see the temple and observe the activities performed from the eastern Bagmati river. Boudhanath Stupa is the biggest and holiest stupa built in the 5th century. You will find Buddhists pilgrims from all over the world especially Tibet, taking rounds of the stupa and spinning the prayer wheels. Then we can go for further exploration around the Thamel and shop for the next day’s trekking gears Stay overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 3Fly to Lukla (2,804 m) and Trek to Phakding

An early morning start with a warm breakfast takes us to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804 m). On arriving at the airport, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). After landing we will have time to explore the village while our Sherpa crew sort and load our trekking equipment. Then we will begin our trek by gravitating towards the Dudh Kosi River where we will join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just over Chaunrikharka (2,713 m). The trail is easy. After passing by the small village of Ghat (2,550 m), it is a brief walk to Phakding. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 4Trek to Namche Bazaar

After breakfast, we will recommence trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, and cross this majestic river many times on thrilling suspension bridges weighted with prayer flags. After accessing the Sagarmatha National Park, the trail escalates steeply with awe-inspiring views. Namche Bazaar, also known as the Gateway to Everest, is a dwelling to numerous quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, Internet cafes, and bakeries. Namche is the most populous village along the entire Everest trail. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 5Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar to adjust to the thinning air and get acclimatized to the weather conditions. We will hike a short distance to a museum that is glorified for its displays of the folkloric customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport near the Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see gratifying views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 6Trek to Phortse Thanga

The trail ascends steeply out of the valley through the rhododendron forest. Juniper and large conifer will start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking very natural in spring. The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer hamlets. The views of Khumbu La and Taboche are magnificent throughout the day. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 7Trek to Machherma

After the warm breakfast, we will climb a ridge for an extraordinary view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again ascends steeply to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. We will reach Machherma by early noon. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 8Trek to Gokyo

The trek today will take us to one of our main destinations, Gokyo (4,790 m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights. We will have an excursion and hiking trip around Gokyo. Stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 9Trek to Gokyo Ri and back to Gokyo

Early in the morning, we will have to take a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5,483 m. There are abundant rewards for those who attempt this trip – you will get astounding views of the amazing Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panorama of the Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants; Everest, Gy Chung KangLhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 10Trek to Dole

After a warm breakfast, we will start hiking on the trails to the Everest Base Camp until we reach a place called Sanasa. From there, the trail begins to ascend towards Mongla. The excellent views of the mountains will keep accompanying during the trail. Passing through the lovely rhododendron forests, we will descend towards Phortse Tenga and steeply climb to reach Dole. The walk will be of around 6 hours from Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 11Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khumjung village

After breakfast, we will continue hiking through a conventional Sherpa village of Khumjung, leaving the peaks behind us as we descend back to Namche Bazaar. It will take us around 5 hours. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 12Trek to Lukla

Finally, we will return back to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like ages ago. It will give you time to ponder over the trek also giving you time to explore the town. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 13Morning Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight will take us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred back to your starting hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel. Breakfast is included. If you are interested to extend the trip, there are several other options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking, and other activities.

Day 14Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

After an exhausting trek, this will be a relaxing day for you. Get your body massaged, leisurely gallivant around Thamel and buy souvenirs, visit Garden of Dreams for some relaxing time. This is also a spare day to use for a flight back to Kathmandu in case there wasn’t a flight the day before due to unpredictable weather conditions. And, in the evening we will host farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances to make this day a memorable one for you. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 15Transfer to the Airport

We will provide you with the morning breakfast. Lastly, our representative will escort you to the International airport a few hours before the scheduled flight. Breakfast is included.

Price Includes

✔️Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
✔️3 Nights twin sharing accommodation  (3*Boutique Hotel) in Kathmandu with breakfast
✔️One full-day guided city tour by private vehicle
✔️Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
✔️Sagarmatha national park permits and Tims permits
✔️Kathmandu -Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets and departure tax
✔️All meals during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
✔️All accommodations (5 nights attached bathroom with Hot shower) during the trek
✔️Fresh fruits during the trek
✔️Tea/Coffee in a cup
✔️Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
✔️A porter (One porter for every 2 members) and his entire expenses
✔️Insurance of Guide and Porter
✔️All required local tax and Gov tax
✔️Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
✔️Trekking route Map
✔️Official T-Shirt
✔️Medical Kit Box for the group only

Tour Excluded

❌Nepal arrival visa
❌Meals in the city except for breakfast and above mentioned special dinner
❌Monument entrance fees while in Kathmandu valley tour
❌Battery charging, hot showers, snacks on a trek
❌Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
❌Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
❌Tips (as an appreciation) and any other extending trips and accommodation.

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