- Trip GradeModerate
- Trip StyleTrekking
- TransportationPrivate Vechiles & Domestic Flight
- MealsBreakfast in cities & full board meals in trek
- Accommodation2 star hotel in cities & tea house / Lodge on trek
- Group Size02 - 16
- Max Altitude5,483 M
- Single Supplement165 USD
About Gokyo Valley Trek
Gokyo valley trek is an ideal spot for those pursuing vistas of the majestic Himalayas with the moderate grade of hiking trails. Situated towards the west of the Khumbu region, the classical Gokyo valley trek offers uplifted views of the world’s popular mountains, cultural insights, the encounter of exclusive wildlife, Sherpa settlement, and Sagarmatha national park exploration; which are also the key attraction of this region. The peaceful yet audacious walk throughout the trip bestows you lifelong recollection of adventurous trekking experiences in Nepal. Khumbu region is highly influenced by the Tibetan culture, you can relish the aura of Buddhism here. Autumn and spring are referred to as the best season to explore the Gokyo valley.
Are you planning for trekking to the Gokyo valley?
Gokyo valley Trek is a serene valley that lies towards the west of the Khumbu region. In the Gokyo valley, you will see abundant pastures for yaks to graze during the summer. The pristine turquoise Gokyo lakes are heavenly.
During the Gokyo Valley Trek, you will walk along the rhododendron and oak forests. The frozen waterfalls that you see along the trail are amazing. Walking into the Sagarmatha national park is a beautiful experience. Namche Bazaar, the admirable Sherpa settlement is the trading capital of the Khumbu region.
The Gokyo Valley trail goes up the Everest Base Camp Trek trail till you meet the tea houses at Kenjoma. From Kenjoma, the trek route separates from EBC trail and heads towards the Mong La pass.
While trekking in the Gokyo valley you can observe the Ngozumpa glacier. Ngozumpa glacier is the longest glacier in Nepal’s Himalayas. Explore the Gokyo valley and observe the scenic view of the alluring mountains of the Everest region.
The mesmerizing views of the Gokyo lakes from the Gokyo Ri is a highlight of this trek. This trek rewards the trekkers with gigantic views of the snowy peaks. You will see remarkable views of Mt Everest (8,848m), Cho You (8,156m), Lhotse (8,501m), and Makalu (8,470m).
The tremendous ice ridge between Cho You and Gyachung in the Khumbu region is the most interesting sight on this trek. we commence our Gokyo valley trek through this route map.
Trip Highlights of 13 Days Gokyo Valley Trek
Short and scenic flight to and from Kathmandu- Lukla.
The Himalayan Sherpas, their unique lifestyles, and amazing hospitality.
Cultural wonders of the Khumbu Region.
The view of Mt. Kyojo Ri.
Climbing Gokyo Ri, 5483 meters.
Wonderful landscapes and the alpine Rhododendron forests.
Sagarmatha National Park.
Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal.
The Gokyo Lakes. The crystal clear waters of the glacial lakes look amazing.
Soaring views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Makalu.
Gokyo is the home of Snow Leopards.
The high altitude passes Cho La pass and the Renjo La pass.
Best Time for Gokyo Valley Trek
Gokyo Valley Trekking is possible throughout the year. But Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November)are the best times for this trek. The best time for trekking means you will experience the best weather and climatic conditions.
During Spring, the atmosphere is colorful. Rhododendrons are in full bloom. In Autumn months, the sky usually remains bright and clear. In Autumn and Spring, the weather mostly remains stable for long. This creates favorable conditions for the trek.
Gokyo valley trek in off seasons is more difficult. Monsoon and Winter are offseasons to trek. Treks are difficult but not impossible. You can do the trek at any time of the year with the best preparations.
Index Adventure arranges a comfortable trek with proper management. Contact Us for the detailed information.
Trek Difficulties During 13 Days Gokyo Valley Trek
During the Gokyo Valley Trekking, you are at risk of the altitude sickness. Make a proper acclimatization schedule. Hydrate your body and walk steadily.
This trek can be hard for those with poor physique. Practice some hiking, climbing exercises one or two months prior you go on the trek.
You must walk for hours on the rugged mountainous trails. Also, the trek is a remote trek. You might feel exhausted in the middle of the trek. Prepare a strong mentality to trek.
The trek can be hard if you lack appropriate trekking gear. Make sure to carry all the essentials before you go.
Note: Weather in Everest is unpredictable so there is high chances of delayed as well as cancellation of the scheduled flight. The rate of flight delay and cancellation in high at Lukla. During your journey, if flight cancellation happens you have to spend an extra night at Lukla/Ktm (if you are coming back to Kathmandu or going to Lukla). So, we request to spare a couple of days if you are planning to trek in the Everest region so that you will not miss your international flight. Helicopter rescue can also an option but it cost you more.
- Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu. (1,350m).
- Day 2:Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,652m). 3 - 4 hrs walk.
- Day 3:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
- Day 4:Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
- Day 5:Trek to Dole (4,040m) 5 - 6 hrs walk.
- Day 6:Trek to Machharmo (4,407m) 5 - 6 hrs walk.
- Day 7:Trek to Gokyo (4,800m) 5 - 6 hrs walk.
- Day 8:Hike up to Gokyo Ri (5,483m) and back to Gokyo and rest.
- Day 9:Trek down to Dole.
- Day 10:Trek down to Namche Bazaar.
- Day 11:Trek to Lukla.
- Day 12:Fly back to Kathmandu.
- Day 13:Final Departure.
- Tourists class transportation to and from the airport and hotel.
- Both ways Flights tickets Kathmandu –Lukla-Kathmandu.
- 2 Nights standards Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Trekking lodge /Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
- Government Licensed Holder trekking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Flight, and insurance.
- Porter during the Trekking (1 Potter for 2 trekkers) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, and insurance.
- All necessary paperwork, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) including local Tax, Government tax & official expenses.
- Sleeping bag, Down Jacket & Duffel Bag (if you do not have your own, to be returned after trip completion).
- Supporter guide group size above 8+ people.
- The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
- Farewell Dinner & Trekking Achievement Certificate.
- Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu city.
- Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from the mountain.
- Excess baggage more than 10 kg for Lukla flight.
- Nepal visa fee (You can apply for Online or you can easily issue the visa on arrival at International Airport Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
- International airfare.
- Your personal expenses.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks & all desserts sweet things.
- Hot shower and battery charging in trekking Mountains.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
- Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is voluntary).
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