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Gokyo Valley Trek (16 days)

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Gokyo valley trek is one of the most beautiful classical trek in Mt. everest region of Nepal. Gokyo valley is most beautiful place. The major attraction of this trek is view of gokyo lake and experience of Gokyo pass crossing. Gokyo valley trek can be done in 16 days including few days in kathmandu for world heritage sites of kathmandu tour and other activities. This is comparatively less crowed than everest base camp trek and more scenic. This is adventurous trekking to the Mt Choyu base camp. You see many mountain peaks of everest region in this trek. The himalayan birds and wild animals are also major attraction of this trekking. Join gokyo valley trek program to see gokyo valley and surrounding organized by nepal spiritual trekking. Our experienced guides will make your time in everest region memorable.

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu our Guide welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel. 

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Bouddhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking Guide for your adventure trip. 

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), 3-4 hrs walk

Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to the tiny airstrip at Lukla for about 40 minutes scenic flight; you will have time to stroll around, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. Guide will manage the lunch place depending upon the time of arrival at Lukla. We then take an easy walk to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge. 

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft), 5-6 hrs walk

After breakfast we will continue up the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing it twice by small suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. When enter the National park boundary we descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region. 

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar resting and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of (3,440m/11,283ft). You have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market, if Saturday can be seen many people in Saturday market for shopping to fulfill their daily needs and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to hotel for overnight. 

Day 06: Trek to Dole (4200m/13,776ft), 5-6 hrs walk

After stroll around the Namche area, we follow on the gradual trail with few short up and downs overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks at Shanasa. Our trek ascents the left side to Mongla hill and continue down to Phortse Thanga. After lunch further few hours walk ascending will reach at Dole for overnight. A small place with few teahouses and enjoy your night at Dole. 

Day 07: Trek to Machharmo (4470m/ 14,663ft), 4-5 hrs walk

After breakfast we climb to the scenic ridge above the Dole and the trail continues to climb along the side of the valley high above the river, crossing sandy spurs to reach Machharmo. Afternoon after reaches and refreshed visit Himalayan rescue association and overnight at he hotel. 

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4800m/15,744ft), 3-4 hrs walk

Today, we climb up to the ridge and can be seen excellent view both down the valley to Khangtega and northern part to the Cho-Oyu (8153m/26741ft). Our route descends to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa glacier. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4690m/15383ft. Enjoy the lake view and after an hour walk will reaches at Gokyo village on the edge of third lake. 

Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo

This may have full day rest at Gokyo or have chance to explore up to the fifth lake passing another forth lake and enjoy the view. This is great place and an opportunity to view full part of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. You can see the Northern part of Cho-Oyu base camp and biggest glacier of the world Ngazumpa glacier; and stroll back to hotel for overnight. 

Day 10: Hike to Gokyo RI (5,330m/17,483ft), and trek to Dole, 6-7 hrs walk

Early in this morning we hike up to Gokyo Ri for the breathtaking view of splash a sunrise top of the mountain including Mt. Everest view and many more Himalayan scenery. This will be unforgettable life time memories and enjoy around the top. We have a great memories and stroll back an hours to Gokyo for breakfast. We trek down to Dole for the overnight stop. 

Day 11: Dole to Tyangboche (3,867m/12684ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Today, we re-track back to the Phortse Thanga walking pleasantly and climb up to the Phortse village where we'll have our lunch and relax at the village. After exploring the area and viewing splendid Himalayan scenery will start for little flat but narrow trail and getting down to the river. From here an hour steeply climbs up to the Tyangboche and en-route will have chances to see Pheasants and musk deer. This is fantastic scenic view of many mountains including Mt. Everest. After reaching at Tyangboche you have chance to visit the Monastery which is biggest Monastery of the area. This evening enjoy the view and rest at the hotel. 

Day 12: Trek to Monjo (2680M/8791ft), 5-6 hrs walk

After breakfast treks down to Phunkethanga a small settlement with couple of teahouses. From here the trail leads downhill through the forested path with great memories and after crossing the local wooden bridge over the Dudh Koshi river trek onwards to steep climb to Sanasa to Namche bazzar and trek further down to Monjo for overnight stay. 

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), 6-7 hrs walk

After breakfast we trek back with enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. And finally today the trail leads you back to Lukla. After your arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek. 

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After an early morning flight to Kathmandu our guide transfer you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel with ending your Himalayan trip with us. 

Day 15: Leisure at Kathmandu

It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening company will meet you for the farewell dinner. 

Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu

Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the Kathmandu Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

Services included:

  • Pick up & drop off at arrival and departure to/from Kathmandu Airport.
  • 3 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guide
  • Porter
  • Trekking Entry permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner during trek
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • Flight for you and guide to Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu
  • Road transportation
  • Emergency rescue arrangement (Makes sure your insurance will cover it)
  • Insurance for guide & porter that includes their emergency rescue
  • Necessary equipment for guide & porter
  • First aid kits

Services not included:

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Hotel for more than 3 nights in Kathmandu
  • Alcohol and any drinks on trek
  • Hot shower and washing.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All expenses of a personal nature e.g. toilet paper, medicines, confectionery etc
  • Nepal entry visa fee

On Trek

Normally you will walk about 5-6 hrs a day. You will have plenty of time to stop for refreshments. Our guide will be there to assist you every step of the way during your trek. Your meals will be provided in teahouses according to your choice. Your guide will take your order from the menu and check in the kitchen that everything is fresh and well cooked. For accommodation you will be provided with a double room. Your guide will also act as your interpreter and be able explain about our culture and traditions and any other queries you may have. Our guides are well versed in English and their main duty is to help you in any way at all times. Our porter will be well equipped and insured. We want to you to feel safe and taken care of so that your trek is as enjoyable as possible.

Other Relevant Information Nepal visa:

Tourist Visa for visiting Nepal for 30 days can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy in your country or from the Immigration Counter at Nepal Entry Points (like Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu) on payment of US $ 40.00 (you will also need a passport size photograph).

Essentials you should bring:

  1. Good and comfortable trekking boots that are well worn in.
  2. Warm socks for evening as well as light trekking socks for walking.
  3. Warm clothes for the morning and evening.
  4. Toiletries and medical kit.v/ Couple of T-shirts and light trousers/shorts for the day.
  5. Sun hat and warm hatvii/ Sandals for evening.
  6. Sunglasses.
  7. Flash light or head torch.
  8. Swimming costumesxi/ Suntan lotion
  9. Small towel
  10. Warm sleeping bag

How to Book the service: Having decided on your trek, 30% of the total Trek fee should be sent in advance. Details will be provided as to how you can do that.

How to pay the rest of amount?

Final payment can be made on your arrival with US $travellers cheques, US$ cash or Visa/Mastercard credit card ( note: paying by credit card incurs a 4% bank charge in Nepal).

Trip Facts

  • Best Season: March to May & Sept to Nov
  • Trip Start/End: Kathmandu/Lukla
  • Per Day Hiking: 4-7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • Trek Type: Tea house ( Lodge to Lodge)
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge (Teahouse)
  • Transportation: Flight/Car/Van
  • Altitude: 2610m - 5550m
  • Grade: Trip grade

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