Key Information

  • Trip Duration Trip Duration 13 Days
  • Trip Cost Price from US$ 1210
  • Trip Grade Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Style Trip Style Trekking
  • Group Sizes Max Person 02 - 16
  • food Meals Breakfast in cities & full board meals in trek
  • Accomodation Accomodation 2 star hotel in cities & tea house / Lodge on trek
  • Transportation Transportation Private Vechiles & Domestic Flight
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max.Altitude 5,483 M
  • Single Supplement 165 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.    

The Gokyo valley trek is a perfect choice for those seeking for a trek with an average difficulty level in the Himalayas. The Gokyo valley trek takes you to the most amazing viewpoints to devour the view of the massive Himalayan giants. Have an encounter with the largest glacier in the world, Ngozumpa glacier, as well as the highest settlement in the world at Gokyo Ri. This trek is ideal for those who would like to experience walking in the vicinity of the Himalayas but however, wouldn’t like to put too much of stress on themselves. The Gokyo valley trek begins at the heritage city of Kathmandu. With a short and thrilling flight to Lukla, we commence our Gokyo valley trek through this route map.

Find yourself as you walk through the narrow trails, steep stairways and icy streams which eventually leads you to the major attraction of the trip, the turquoise Gokyo lakes. Upon getting there, devour the panoramic view of the Mt Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and several other Himalayas gorgeously lined up. Witness the local culture and lifestyle of the people in the Himalayas. Immerse yourself in the local way of life, the aura of Buddhism, the cuisines made with love and the tiny and cosy lodges.

Our team of trekkers, adventurers and guides have gained years of experience now. We are extremely dedicated to what we do and strive to give nothing but give you the best services. We are all about ensuring your safety and hygienic food during the trek. We would be extremely delighted and honoured to be your travel partner and to make your trek worth remembering. Choose us and make memories of a lifetime!

Everest Region FAQS

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.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu. (1350m)
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2652m). 3 - 4 hrs walk.
  • Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5 - 6 hrs walk.
  • Day 04: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 05: Trek to Dole (4040m) 5 - 6 hrs walk.
  • Day 06: Trek to Machharmo (4407m) 5 - 6 hrs walk.
  • Day 07: Trek to Gokyo (4800m) 5 - 6 hrs walk.
  • Day 08: Hike up to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and back to Gokyo and rest.
  • Day 09: 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
Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • 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.
  • Index Adventure T-shirt & Trekking Achievement Certificate.

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu city.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from the mountain.
  • Excess baggage more than 15 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).
Rated 5/5 based on 3 reviews
  • noimage

    I joined a group with Index Adventure for Gokyo valley trek this April. Everything went smoothly. Kesab and company are good at what they do. Gokyo lakes were awesome and I enjoyed the whole trip from Kathmandu to Gokyo-Ri and back. I am doing one more trip in 2019 with them. Kesab, Sudip, and Bhai, I know I don't need to worry about my trip with you guys doing the necessary for me. 

    I joined a group with Index Adventure for Gokyo valley trek this April. Everything went smoothly. Kesab and company are good at what they do. Gokyo lakes were awesome and…

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  • noimage

    This is to anyone, including people I know, wishing to travel to Nepal for a trek to high altitudes. Index Adventure highly recommended! We take many decisions, some we are happy about and some not. Our trip to Nepal matches the former. We finalized our trip to Nepal with Kesab, who runs Index Adventure, and decided that a walk to the beautiful Gokyo Lakes, the highest freshwater systems in the Everest region, was our trek to the foothills of the Himalayas in the Everest massif. We could not have bargained for a better experience, amidst the tranquil lakes, Ngozumpa Glacier (the longest Glacier in the Himalayas), and the surrounding towering mountains. We would like to thank our guide … and our porters …, … and the entire Index Adventure team for making this trip, the one unforgettable. 

    This is to anyone, including people I know, wishing to travel to Nepal for a trek to high altitudes. Index Adventure highly recommended! We take many decisions, some we are…

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  • noimage

    We booked our Gokyo valley trek (13 days) with Index Adventure. We were a group of 8. Now that we have completed the trek, I have to say that the overall experience was more than good value for money. Firstly, I find myself struggling for appropriate vocabularies for explaining our actual feelings when attempting to describe this quest to the Gokyo Lakes. But, I am writing today to thank Index Adventure for making this experience a success. This team of experts, headed by Kesab Thapa, certainly, seems to know their jobs well. From our hotel arrangements in Kathmandu for our transportation needs to each day during the trek, they were exceptional. With no hesitation whatsoever, I recommend Index Adventure to those looking forward to a trekking experience in Nepal. 

    We booked our Gokyo valley trek (13 days) with Index Adventure. We were a group of 8. Now that we have completed the trek, I have to say that the…

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FAQs

How to enter Nepal, via road ways or air ways?

If you are travelling through air then you can only enter Nepal through Tribhuvan International Airport; is the only international airport in Nepal that operates several international flights on a daily basis. The airport is located in the capital city: Kathmandu, which is a popular hub for tourists visiting Nepal.

If you are travelling through road ways then you can either enter from China Border and India Boarder but before entering Nepal you should report yourself to Nepal Entry/Exit Points. Some of road entry/exit points are:

From China: Rasuwagadi Border & Kodari Border.

From India: Dhangadi, Kanchanpur, Nepalgunj, Birgunj, Kakarvitta, Bhairahawa

Reference: http://nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/immigration-offices--entry--exit-points-1.html