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Gokyo Valley Trek with EBC

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Good to Know
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Everest Region
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmadnu
  • 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 8-12 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 village in high altitudes.
  • Experience Sherpa culture, tradition and their life style.

Gokyo Valley Trek with EBC is a spellbinding experience for any takers. It offers a splendid view of Gokyo Lakes, white glaciers, and towering Himalayan peaks. The Valley has many other things to offer for the trekkers such as Everest Base Camp, and Gokyo village in the footsteps of Gokyo Ri. Everest Base Camp via Gokyo valley lake trek is a spellbinding experience for any trekkers. It is located at an elevation of 4,750 meters (15,580 ft), making it the highest settlement in Nepal as well as in the world. It offers a splendid view of Gokyo Lakes, white glaciers, and towering Himalayan peaks which are natural wonders for nature lovers. This remarkable trip introduces you to a unique settlement in high lands, its culture, religion, and cross-cultural harmony.

This beauty also comes with a flaw; it is very difficult to stay in that place during winter because of the cold and lively wind. So, people move downward to other villages, one of which is Namche Bazaar. The Valley features 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 Valley has many other things to offer for the trekkers such as Everest Gokyo village in the footsteps of Gokyo Ri. It is one of the most wonderful villages in the world well settled at high altitudes.

Gokyo Ri (known as Gokyo peak) is a peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal at an elevation of 5,357 meters (17,575 ft) on the west side of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the largest glacier in Nepal. From Gokyo Ri, the view of four 8000 meters peaks can be obtained which are Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8481m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m). The best months for this trip are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). During these months, the weather is comparatively warm and sunny, giving the trekkers the best view.

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Itinerary
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    The short flight (30 min) is awe-inspiring as we fly parallel to the Himalayan giants bordering Nepal and Tibetan China. Upon arrival in Lukla, we will be met by our local guides and porters. There will be 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 up valley on a busy trail, with porters from the lower Solu district in the south carrying supplies to Namche, and Sherpa's with their half yak, half cow beasts "Zopkio" taking trekking and climbing expedition equipment to the higher valleys. We continue along beside the Dudh Kosi 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 Kosi, 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.

        Today is an all important full day to rest and acclimatise. Namche is famous for its local market,as each week Sherpa's from the surrounding villages come to buy food and to socialise. Any food not grown locally, such as rice, corn and some vegetables is brought in 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.

          Early in the morning, we start our trekking after having a light breakfast. Our march towards Kenjompa provides the pleasing panoramic view of dense forest and mountains. The trek further continues towards Mung Dada and finally towards Dole providing the beautiful opportunity to see Amadablam, Khangteka, Thamserku, Kurum Khangru, and also Kongde and Kongde-Ri. We will spend overnight in Dole.

            From Dole the trail climbs to Lambara at 4220m and Luza at 4360m. The tails is steep in most places as it climbs through scrub junipers. There're 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, crossing sandy spurs to Machherma.

              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's 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. The trail now becomes almost level at 4690m and finally reaches Gokyo at 4750m.

                After breakfast, we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m) - the small peak above the lake, as the views of the Gokyo region are tremendous. It's a 2 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're several small peaks in this region that offer vantage points for the surrounding peaks.

                  Everest Base CampThe trail descending from Gokyo, the route passes the second lake. About halfway between the first and second lakes a trail leads of across the moraine of the east. We've to pass Cho La (or Chhugyuma) 5420 meters. The pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier crossing on the eastern side. Allow three day from Fokyo to Lobuche on this high altitude route. An ice axe, crampons and a rope are often necessary for negotiating the small icefall at the foot of glacier on the other side of the pass, although in ideal condition there're no technical problems and there is a trail of sorts in the rocks beside the icefall. The western approach to the pass varies in difficulty depending on the amount of snow. The pass is not possible for yaks and usually not suitable for heavily laden porters. We stay overnight at Dzongla on other side.

                    Continue along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalar Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m for your evening stay. This will be your last stop before your climb to the base camp on next day. Take time to rest and acclimatise for this unforgettable day.

                      On this day, we trek to Gorekshep and after a quick lunch at the camp. We trek to Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep with the astonishing views of mountains and peaks. Everest Base Camp is the point for the Mountaineers to summit the peak. The experience of being at the foothill of world’s highest mountain cannot be expressed in words. We trek descend to Gorakshep in the afternoon and overnight stay there.

                        On this day, we trek to the small mountain of Kalapatthar. Gigantic views of mountains and glaciers around you give a sense of heaven including the close-up view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, and Pumori. We continue trekking to a small settlement of Pheriche. You can explore the village of Pheriche where stay overnight.

                          This morning we continue down to Orsho, then on through Lower Pangboche and down to Deboche. Following a similar trail through a forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga, we continue on to cross the Dudh Kosi for a steep descent to Trashinga. After lunch at Shanasa we make our way back to Namche Bazar.

                            Following a steep descent passing the Bhote Kosi, we cross the river and follow the bank to Jorsale, then on to Monjo. In the afternoon we depart Monjo and continue our descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau. On arrival in Lukla we will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of our trek.

                              In the morning we transfer to the small airfield for the return flight back to Kathmandu. We will transfer you to your hotel, arriving before lunch, and have the rest of the day at leisure.

                              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
                              • Hotels in Kathmandu
                              • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
                              • 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 $ 220 is compulsory applicable to run this trip.
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                              Start DateStart: SundayOct 09, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayOct 22, 2022PricePriceUS $1480StatusStatusGuaranteed
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                              Start DateStart: WednesdayOct 12, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayOct 25, 2022PricePriceUS $1480StatusStatusGuaranteed
                              Start DateStart: SaturdayOct 29, 2022End DateEnd: FridayNov 11, 2022PricePriceUS $1480StatusStatusGuaranteed
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                              Start DateStart: MondayOct 31, 2022End DateEnd: SundayNov 13, 2022PricePriceUS $1480StatusStatusGuaranteed

                              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 20 days 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 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 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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                                Adale09Afghanistan,March 04, 2014

                                A Wonderful Agency and Phenomenal Adventure

                                How does one navigate the complex and highly competitive trekking agency industry in Kathmandu to ensure you're in safe, reliable, and affordable hands for the adventure of a lifetime? For me, it was a referral from a friend who trekked with NTA before and said I couldn't go wrong with them. He couldn't have been more correct. I worked with Binod - a consummate professional - to plan a customized journey to Everest Base Camp and across the Cho La Pass into Gokyo. He consistently provided straightforward answers to my questions, provided affordable pricing, and set us up with a fantastic guide - Amrit Lamsal. One of my memories of NTA is Binod's staff telling me what a desirable place NTA is to work - Binod looks out for his staff, provided they look out for their customers, and it's a model example of friendly service and customer experience. These guys are awesome. They picked me up from the airport on arrival, took me out for dinner after the trek, and dropped me off at the airport at the end of my journey, and it was a slightly teary-eyed goodbye. A good agency and guide is not to be taken for granted. While trekking to Everest, we met an English gal who repeatedly asked to latch onto our group, because her guide was so weak. Amrit was super knowledgeable about the route but more importantly about safety - from where to step on difficult passes to how to battle altitude sickness. Exerting oneself at 5,000+ metres is not to be taken lightly, even though it's a ton of fun, and we felt like we were in great hands. Our porter was sweet and friendly too. I would highly recommend Binod, Amrit, and NTA. I continue to stay in touch with them and think about this incredible experience regularly. Thank you!

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                                CameronAustralia,October 21, 2012

                                Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes

                                Fantastic trip the sights were spectacular, we trekked to EBC across the Chola pass and enjoyed the beautiful blue water at Gokyo lake. Our Guide Dhana was outstanding for a young man he has great knowledge of mountains and was always a great laugh. He made the trip what it was. I couldn’t be happier. Thanks so much for this once in a lifetime experience one will never forget.

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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.

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                                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.

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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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