Gokyo  Valley Trek

Gokyo Lake Trek in Everest

Gokyo valley (5430m) trek will present an outstanding chance to see an exciting sight of the Mt. Everest very closely. This Gokyo valley  trek is also well-liked as a choice trek to the typical Everest Base Camp trek. The tiny settlement of Gokyo (4,750m) is situated on the coasts of the third lake in a series of tiny turquoise peak lakes. Also, the trek will let us witness superb peak views of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and many more peaks higher than 6000m which are visible from Gokyo Ri (5483m) above Gokyo Lake and you will also view the Ngozumpa Glacier- the biggest glacier in the Nepal. Furthermore the amazing views of ice ridge lying between Cho Oyu and Gyachung in Khumbu region are another appeal of the trek.

This amazing trek will also offer a chance to travel around the magnificent destination and its arresting view hallucinate us. Gokyo Trek begins with an outstanding flight to Lukla (2820m). Plus, the next day we will get there at Namche Bazaar. Climb to Gokyo Ri (5430m) will be the most important part of the trek because it rewards us with unbelievable views and pleasing scenery. We will also observe many glacial lakes in the adjoining area. And together with the stunning sights of Mount Everest and other enormous peaks, you will also notice Sherpa culture, trip around Tengboche Monastery and visit other incredible place during the trek.

With Nepal Planet Treks and Expedition organizes Gokyo trek which is particularly meant for those trekkers who are ardent to achieve their fascination in observe natural beauty mainly massive Himalayas. Many crossings over suspension bridges, picturesque ridges with Buddhist shrines, delightful little hamlets to walk through and then there are also the alpine valleys and glacial moraines to cross over slowly and steadily. Over all, this is a enjoyable trail with lots of pictorial opportunities, not to talk about a chance to visit the six holy lakes of Gokyo valley and let you witness typical lifestyle and unique traditions.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01. Katmandu
Upon your arrival in Katmandu meet you at Airport & transfer you to Hote You will have leisure time, followed by an evening welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight in Katmandu (1,000m/3,280ft).
Day 02. Katmandu-Lukla-Phakding: 35 min flight; 3-4 hours trek
Day 03. Phakding-Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours.
Day 04. Namche Bazaar: Rest ( 3400 meter)
The rest days take the berkfast then starts by climbing up to the Shyangboche airstrip. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth.
Day 05. Namche Bazzar to Dhole :5/6 hour walk.
Day 06. Dhole to Machhermo: 3/4 hour walk.
Day 07. Machhermo to Gokyo:3?4 hour. (4,750m/15,584ft)
Day 08. GokThe early morning climb to Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft), it is a two-hour climbing to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee. You will take this easy day for rest and acclimatization. Overnight in Gokyo.
Day 09. Gokyo- Dhole Village: 5/6hours
Day 10. Dhele to Namche: 4/5 hour.
Day 11. Namche to lukla.
Day 12. Lukla- Katmandu
Early morning fly to Katmandu .Transfer to your hotel; the day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Katmandu and evening celebration dinner together. Overnight in Katmandu.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01. Katmandu
Upon your arrival in Katmandu meet you at Airport & transfer you to Hote You will have leisure time, followed by an evening welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight in Katmandu (1,000m/3,280ft).

Day 02. Katmandu-Lukla-Phakding: 35 min flight; 3-4 hours trek

Day 03. Phakding-Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours.

Day 04. Namche Bazaar: Rest ( 3400 meter)
The rest days take the berkfast then starts by climbing up to the Shyangboche airstrip. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth.

Day 05. Namche Bazzar to Dhole :5/6 hour walk.

Day 06. Dhole to Machhermo: 3/4 hour walk.

Day 07. Machhermo to Gokyo:3?4 hour. (4,750m/15,584ft)

Day 08. Gokyo
The early morning climb to Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft), it is a two-hour climbing to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee. You will take this easy day for rest and acclimatization. Overnight in Gokyo.

Day 09. Gokyo- Dhole Village: 5/6hours

Day 10. Dhele to Namche: 4/5 hours

Day 11. Namche to lukla.

Day 12. Lukla- Katmandu
Early morning fly to Katmandu .Transfer to your hotel; the day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Katmandu and evening celebration dinner together. Overnight in Katmandu.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking.
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Everest trekking map.
  • Both ways domestic flight from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Equipment List

  •  Jeans or slacks
  • Towel and toilet kit
  • Underwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
  • Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
  • Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
  • Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
  • Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
  • Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
  • Flashlight
  • Walking Boot

 Health and Insurance

We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue.

We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist.

Health Issues

We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader

Vaccinations Required

Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month completing a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority,

We recommend the following

Poliomyelitis

Tetanus

Typhoid

Rabies

Meningococcal

Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A)

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