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Gokyo Valley Trek

Price starts from

USD $1099

Duration

14 Days

Trip Facts

Trip Grade Moderate
Max Altitude 5357m
Activity Sightseeing, Trekking, Hiking
Group Size Min 02 pax
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Nepal, a country of high mountains, is truly blessed by natural assets. Khumbu Region with the highest mountain, Everest is just on the right side of the famous Gokyo Valley. This trek is recently more popular than Everest Base Camp trek especially for the beauty of lakes and its serenity.

The trek begins at Lukla and slowly moves towards  Phakding for the first day through some Sherpa villages taking fresh air of green forest and the river. We meet local people spinning prayer’s wheels with Om Mani Padme Hum (Buddhist Chants). The flocks of horses and mules might make us wait for photography. Before reaching to Top Danda, we cross the suspension bridge which is full of prayer flags. Even the trekkers put the prayer flags to make their journey safe and joyful. Then the trail goes up to the popular town like village called Namche Bazaar (3440m)-(Himalayan Town) crossing the villages Manjo and Jorsalle where we check in with the permit for Everest Region. Our trail goes up just before we reach the double bridge (the highest bridge to this region) then we climb up to greet the first view of Mt. Everest at Top Danda before we arrive at Namche Bazaar. The place Namche Bazaar is like a town where you can have fancy shops to the Iris Pub and the coffee shops.

The next day acclimatization to Everest View Point will feel you like in heaven. When climbing steep up for one hour 30 min, one can feel like in the high mountain. But the view every step you walk will overlap the steep trail. Upon reaching to the top, you will take your time to enjoy the Everest view, Lhotse, Amadablam, Taboche etc. Then we go down to the famous and the biggest Sherpa village, Khumjung. There is a monastery with the mythical Yeti Skull. The Hillary school and the hospital can be visited there. After all, we will be back to Namche Bazaar and spend the night there.

the next day after breakfast, we start the trek with the wide and easy path up to Kenjoma. It is a place for a nice view of Everest with a cup of tea or coffee. Then the trail separates after while for going Gokyo and EBC. We gradually climb up until we reach Monglha where we will have lunch. The nice view of Mt. Amadablam is closer from here and the famous village Phortse can be seen just down to the north. Walking down to Phortse Thangna around one hour, we gradually climb up with some steep up to Reach Dole. The Gokyo valley with the Mt. Cho Oyu is really beautiful. The landscape with some yaks and the trekkers walking on will be one of the best parts here. After passing Machhermo Village, the trail to Gokyo is even more exciting. There are three lakes which are crystal blue and the reflection of the mountain can be seen here.

The Gokyo lake is awesome and we stay there in Gokyo looking at the serene lake and the walk to see the Glacier. The next early morning, we climb up to the Gokyo Ri (5357m) taking about 2 hours. The beauty of the high mountain combination with glacier is excellent. The Gokyo lake with the village and Mt. Cholatse is one of the best parts for the photo. The view of Mt. Everest from here is what people can best enjoy. Then we come down to Gokyo and take a good rest. From the next day, we walk down the same trail as we take from the beginning day.

 

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by Alfred Morris on Trekking in Nepal | Everest Trekking | Annapurna Trekking
Gokyo Valley Trek
country: USA

I had a wonderful trip to Gokyo Valley trek with (my guide). I was traveling alone, in a group with two other Americans, and we all really enjoyed Prakash Aryal company & professionalism throughout the trip.

Great value for money, highly recommend! thank you for such an amazing trip to Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at TIA, Kathmandu (1350m), and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: World Heritage sites sightseeing at Pashupatinath Temple & Baudhanath Stupa.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) to trek to Phakding (2610m), 15min flight & 3 hrs flight.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 5.5-6 hrs walk.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization/Exploration day.

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Dole (4038m) Via Khumjung village (3790m).

Day 07: Dole Machhermo (4470m) Climb the valley. The trail passes summer settlements.

Day 08: Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4750m), 4 hrs.

Day 09: Gokyo Ri (5357m) climbing for panoramic beauty of mountain.

Day 10: Gokyo  to Machhermo (4470m), 3/4 hrs.

Day 11: Machhermo  Namche Bazaar (3450m), 6 hrs.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m), 6 hrs.

Day 13: Lukla to Kathmandu fly back and farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant at Thamel.

Day 14: Final departure day to your destination.


Detail Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival at TIA, Kathmandu (1350m), and transfer to the hotel.

Arrival at TIA, Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

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Day 02: World Heritage Sites sightseeing at Pashupatinath Temple & Baudhanath Stupa.

World Heritage sites sightseeing, the cremation site on banks of Gange (Pashupatinath and Baudhanath Stupa) and lunch at the nice rooftop restaurant at Boudhanath.

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Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) to trek to Phakding (2610m), 25 min flight & 3 hrs walk.

Kathmandu to Lukla flight and walk to Phakding about 3 hrs. View of Nupla (5885). Views of the valley to Everest. Pass the mani walls & villages. Stay at local guest house.

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Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m), 6 hrs walk.

Phakding to Namche Bazar – Can see Everest in the distance. A steep climb to Namche Bazar (3440m). Visit some monasteries and villages along the way.

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Day 05:Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Walk to Everest view hotel (3780m), back to Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. Walk up to Khunde hospital and the Everest View Hotel (outstanding views of the mountains) hike back to Namche Bazzar.

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Day 06:Namche Bazaar to Dole (4038m) Via Khumjung village (3790m).

Namche Bazaar to Dole (4110m) –  Via Khumjung village. Picturesque village with a Gompa at the top. Climb to a Chhorten on top of a ridge. 4/5 hrs.

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Day 07:Dole to Machhermo (4470m) Climb the valley. A short day to Machhermo for lunch.

Dole to Machermo (4470m) Climb the valley. The trail passes summer settlements. View of Mt. Choyu (8188m). A short day to Machhermo for lunch-4/5 hrs.

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Day 08:Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4790m) - 3.5 hrs.

Machhermo to Gokyo lake (4790m) – 3.5 hrs. There are five different lakes in this valley. Gokyo is the third one in orderly.

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Day 09:Gokyo Ri (5357m) climbing for panoramic beauty.

Gokyo Ri (5316m) climbing for panoramic beauty. We can see excellent view of the biggest glacier in Nepal. Walk about 3.5 hrs.

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Day 10:Gokyo  to Machhermo (4470m), 3/4 hrs.

Gokyo  to Machhermo – 3/4 hrs walk down following the river. The trails located between mountains and it seems like gorge among mountains.

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Day 11: Machhermo  to Namche Bazaar (3450m), 6 hrs.


Machhermo to Namche Bazaar -walk down about 5.5-6 hrs. through Kenjoma and Monglha.

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Day 12:Machhermo to Namche Bazaar to Lukla - walk about 6 hrs. Lunch at Phakding.

Machhermo to Namche Bazaar to Lukla-walk about 6 hrs. Lunch at Phakding.

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Day 13:Lukla to Kathmandu fly back from Lukla.

Free day and dinner in a cultural show restaurant in Thamel.

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Day 14:Final departure day to your destination.

Our representative will drop you at the airport by private vehicle.


Price Includes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B basis.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu two way flight.
  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle for international flight.
  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle for domestic flight.
  • 3 times meal per day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Accommodation on Lodge during the trek.
  • An English/French Speaking Guide and an assistant guide if group size is more above 6 pax.
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 ( One porter for two Guest) the porter will carry max. 22 KG your luggage during the trek.
  • Insurance for guide and porters.
  • Food and accommodation for guide and porters.
  • All Government/local Taxes and Sagarmatha National Park Fees.
  • (TIMS)-Trekkers Information Management System.
  • General equipment for Porter during the adventure trip.
  • Guide, assistant guide and porter’s salary.
  • Guide, assistant guide & porters’ insurance during the trekking.
  • Welcome dinner with typical Nepali culture in Kathmandu.
  • Medical kit.
  • Maps of the trip area.
  • T-shirt from company.
  • Farewell dinner at the end.
  • Trip completion certificate.

Price Excludes

  • Trekking equipment for you.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic Beverage drinks.
  • Internet and Laundry service.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance for client.
  • Trip cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects and climate disturbance.
  • Tips for guides and porters.

Check Lists

Basic Gears:

For head:
-Sun hat or scarf
-Light balaclava or warm fleece headgear
-Sunglasses and snow goggles with UV protection
-Sun cream
-Sun glasses

For Lower Body:
-Under Garments
-Hiking shorts
-Lightweight cotton long pants
-Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
-Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
-Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

For Feet:
-Thin, lightweight inner socks
-Thick, warm wool hiking socks
-Hiking boots with spare laces
-Camp shoes or sandals
-Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp if snow there

For Upper Body:
-T-shirts
-Light and expedition weight thermal tops
-Fleece jacket
-Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
-Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
-Down vest or jacket

For Hands:
-Lightweight gloves
-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Other Accessories:
-Sleeping bag rated to zero DC * (4 seasons down sleeping bags)
-Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
-Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
-Basic First Aid Kit for you
-Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit/duffel bag
-Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches / 10-15 liters / KG capacity)
-Trekking Poles (optional)
-Water bottle (2) or cameo bag
-Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries:
-1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
-Toothbrush/Paste
-Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
-Nail clippers
-Face and body moisturizer
-Feminine hygiene products
-Small mirror
-Wet wipes (baby wipes)
-Tissue /toilet roll
-Anti-bacterial hands wash

Extra Luxuries as optional:
-Binoculars
-Reading book
-Trail Map/Guidebook
-Journal, pencil & Pen
-Walkman
-Pen and small notebooks
-Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and cards
-Base Layer
-Trekking Shirts
-Trekking Trousers and Shorts
-Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear
-Sun Protection Hat

Client Reviews

Gokyo Valley Trek

Rating: May 6, 2019 by from USA

I had a wonderful trip to Gokyo Valley trek with (my guide). I was traveling alone, in a group with two other Americans, and we all really enjoyed Prakash Aryal company & professionalism throughout the trip. Great value for money, highly recommend! thank you for such an amazing trip to Nepal.


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I had a wonderful trip to Gokyo Valley trek with (my guide). I was traveling alone, in a group with two other Americans, and we all really enjoyed Prakash Aryal company & professionalism throughout the trip.

Great value for money, highly recommend! thank you for such an amazing trip to Nepal.

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