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Gokyo Valley Trek

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Good to Know
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Gokyo
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 5350m
  • Trip Type Tea House Trek
  • Transport By Private Vehicle, By Air
  • Accommodation Tea House

Highlights

  • Free Cancellation
  • No Credit Card Fees on Booking Amount
  • Instant and Secured Online Booking System
  • Full Packages Trip with 3 Times Meal Plan at Best Guaranteed Price
  • You will lose at least 5-8 lbs
  • A single trek will give you awesome experience of lakes, mountains and white glaciers.
  • You view at least four mountains of more than 8,000 meters, two above 7,000 and three above 6,000 meters height.
  • Everest Gokyo Village is one of the world’s well settled villages in high altitudes.
  • Experience Sherpa culture, tradition and their life style.

Trekking in the Everest region is awe-inspiring and the Gokyo lake trek in the region is full of excitement and thrill. Besides mountain peaks and narrow trekking trails, the view of Ngozumpa Glacier, the World's highest lake- Gokyo Lake, and Gokyo Ri is the major attraction of the Gokyo valley trek. Ask us for the Cost and Itinerary. It is the largest glacier in Nepal. "Standing at the top of Gokyo Ri and soaking in the spectacular views, I again marvel at the scale of the landscape in this region. For example, at this altitude, I am higher than I have ever been in my life and higher than I will probably ever be again, but at the same time, I am over 3000 meters (nearly two miles) below the peak of Mt. Everest"–Mark Van Ryzin. 

While on a trek to Gokyo Valley, you will witness several mountains like-- Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8481m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Nuptse (7879m), Mt. Pumori (7161m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m), Mt. Kantega (6809m), and Kwangde (6194m). The trek begins from Lukla. It (Lukla) is 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu. The trail passes through several rivers and reaches Namche Bazar. Before reaching the final destination, Gokyo, you cross Khumjung Village and Phortse Tenga.

Khumjung Village and Phortse tenge

 It is a village and VDC in  Solukhumbu district in the Sagarmatha zone in the Khumbu region of North-eastern Nepal inside Sagarmatha National Park at an elevation of 3,790 meters above sea level. According to the census report, the village had a population of 1809 people. Phortse tenge is a village in Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha zone in the Khumbu region of North-eastern Nepal inside Sagarmatha National Park at an elevation of 3840 meters. It has the major inhabitant of the Sherpa people.

Meals
All kinds of meals will be provided to you on time during the trek. The major and somehow best foods provided are toast or chapati, eggs, potatoes, porridge, fried Mars Bars, and tea or coffee for breakfast; and rice, lentil soup, curried potatoes with vegetables, greens, and papad for lunch. Light foods will be provided for dinner which will help maintain the balance in food and will not affect the health condition. Western meals like a burger, pizza, oily foods, tobacco, and alcohol should be avoided as far as possible.

Free Cancellation Policy
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Itinerary
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  • Duration3 Hours
  • Highest Altitude2610m
  • AccommodationTea House

It is a beautiful short flight. We fly parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibetan China. Upon arrival in Lukla, our guide will introduce you with porters. We will have small time to explore the village whilst the Sherpa crew sort and load equipment. Once ready, we start a short trek descending on a wide trail northwest to the village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley contains beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river's course, passing through the village of Ghat. After 3 hours we reach the village of Phakding.

    From Phakding we head towards valley on a busy trail. Normally, we hire porters/Sherpas from Solu district who carry necessary supplies to Namche. Sheprpa’s ‘Zopkio’ ( an animal that appears half like cow and half like yak) carry or transport climbing and trekking equipments on their back. 
    The trail goes along Dudh Kosi River through beautiful alpine scenery - fragrant blue pine and fir forest, glimpsing spectacular views of Kusum Kangru (6,369m) and Thanserku (6,608m) along the way. Crossing the Dudh Kosi again to the western bank at Jorsale, we make our way to the entrance to the Sagamartha (Everest) National Park. Continuing upstream along the banks to the meeting of the Bhote Kosi and Dudh Koshi, it is here we begin our first sustained ascent to Namche Bazar after crossing the large suspension bridge. Walking at a slow pace, we will have opportunity for photographs as the peaks of Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,511m), Nuptse (7,879m), Arna Dablam (6,856m) and Taweche (6,542m) come into view for the first time. Climbing again, the path takes us through pine trees to reach the village of Namche Bazar where we will spend the night.

    • DurationA day
    • Highest Altitude3440
    • AccommodationTea house

    Today is an all important full day to rest and acclimatize. Namche is famous for its local market because each week Sherpas from the surrounding villages come to buy food and other essential commodities of daily use. They also socialize here. Any food not grown locally, such as rice, corn and some vegetables is brought from the lowland villages, which can be up to a 6-10 day walk from Namche Bazar. 
    Rising early, those who climb to the ridge above Namche will be rewarded with the stunning dawn and sunrise over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. In the afternoon you can walk along the Thami Valley, or visit the National Park Headquarters to see the interesting displays of Sherpa lifestyle and culture, mountaineering in the park, flora and fauna. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

    • Highest Altitude4038m
    • AccommodationTea House

    Today, our trekking begins early in the morning after taking breakfast. Walking through the forest is so pleasing and the views of mountains till Kenjompa make the trip so worthy. An uphill walk towards Mung Dada is full of excitement as you will get an opportunity to see Amadablam, Khangteka, Thamserku, Kurum Khangru and also Kongde and Kongde-Ri. We move ahead to reach Dole where will spend our night.

    • Highest Altitude4360m
    • AccommodationTea House

    From Dole the trail climbs to Lambara at 4220m and Luza at 4360m. The trail is steep in most places as it climbs through scrub junipers. There are kharkas whenever there is a flat spot and the slightest hint of water. People from Khumjung own all the kharkas on this side of valley. The trails continue to climb along the side of the valley, high above the river and crossing sandy spurs we reach Machherma.

    • Highest Altitude4750m
    • AccommodationTea House

    The trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho Oyu (8153m). Beyond the ridge, the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangka at 4390m then descends to the river bank before beginning the climb on to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. It is a steep climb up the moraine, switch backing alongside the stream to the first small lake at 4650m, where a family of green Braminy ducks resides. We finally reach at our destination which is at the height of 4,750m from sea level—Gokyo.

    • Highest Altitude5483m
    • AccommodationTea House

    After breakfast, we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m) - the small peak above the lake. The view of Gokyo region from here is tremendous. It is a two hour climb to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Twachee. Those with more time and energy can make a trip up the valley to another lake marked with the name Ngozumpa on the maps or even beyond to a fifth lake. There are several small peaks in this region that offer vantage points for the surrounding peaks.

    • Highest Altitude4038m
    • AccommodationTea House

    Today, after breakfast, we descend down to Dole. We will trace the same track to get back to Dole where we will spend our night. It is thrill and excitement packed long walk.

    • Highest Altitude3440m
    • AccommodationTea House

    Today, we will gear up towards Namche Bazaar following the same route which led us to Dole from Namche. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

    • Duration5 Hours
    • Highest Altitude2860m
    • AccommodationTea House

    It takes around 5 hours to reach Lukla from namche on foot. It is a last day of Gokyo Valley Short Trek. Overnight in Lukla.

    • Duration40 Minutes
    • Highest Altitude1400m
    • AccommodationHotel

    Today, we will fly to Kathmandu from Lukla. And in the evening, Nepal Trek Adventure will organize a farewell dinner for you. You will enjoy and celebrate the mood. You will spend night in a hotel.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    What's Included

    • Free Airport picks upon your arrival and a Drop at the end of your trip
    • Sagarmatha Conversation Area Project Permits
    • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
    • Local Government Entry Permit of Rs. 2000 (Started Since 2018)
    • Transportation by Flights (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu) and other necessary ground transportation by private car as per itinerary
    • Trekking Map
    • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
    • Tasty and hygienic organic welfare dinner at the end of the tour in Kathmandu
    • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
    • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
    • An Experienced English Speaking License Holder Trekking Guide (Local Guide)
    • Trekking Porter (Strong Local Sherpa) for carrying your luggage (1 Porter Sharing 2 Guest)
    • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
    • Foods, Accommodations and local tax for Guide
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available in a hire

    OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)

    • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour $ 60 Only. For more information click here

    What's Excluded

    • International Flight Tickets to Nepal & Return
    • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
    • Hotels in Kathmandu
    • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
    • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
    • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
    • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Your travel insurance (Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum.

    Single Supplementary

    • Single Person Booking, charge of $ 200 is compulsory applicable to run this trip.
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    Start DateStart: SundayOct 09, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdayOct 19, 2022PricePriceUS $1100StatusStatusGuaranteed
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    Size of Trekking group

    For the Gokyo Valley Trek, there will be one leader and a Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 10 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 10, NTA can arrange this too.

    Accommodations

    While on trek, we will spend nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 350 US. But some places in Everest region do not allow single accommodations.

    Meals

    During our Gokyo Valley Short Trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks.

    Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.

    Getting Visa for Nepal

    You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 days to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 days to three months. For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.

    Testimonials
    What Our Clients Say
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      MarceloviniBulgaria,March 06, 2014

      The Best

      They were perfect! Everything was according to planning which we had made before going to Trek to Gokyo! I strongly recommend them. The guides and the whole team are very professional.

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      Arthur TBrazil,March 04, 2014

      Best ever

      I had a great experiance thanks to Binod and his crew for making my Trek to Gokyo valley so special and Enjoyable.Binod and his Team has answer my all interested questions and behave friendly which is the best part of the Team Highly recommended. Thank you very much and all the best are the wishes from Brazil.

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    Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

    Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

    • Small Group Departure
      Small Group Departure

      We run small and manageable group departure during the main season of the year. You can also make your trip private and maintain your own itinerary.

    • Locally Based Leaders
      Locally Based Leaders

      Our locally based team encompasses highly qualified and experienced and friendly and obliging team leaders, who will assist you in making your journey in our country more ravishing.

    • Travel with Confidence
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      All the tours and trekking that we run are programmed to keep nature safe and sound. We are also a member of different clubs working for the welfare of the community.

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