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$1,299USD

13 days

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  • Trip Code:
  • HRGVT13
  • Country:
  • Nepal
  • Duration:
  • 13 days
  • Trip Level:
  • Demanding
    Between Moderate to Strenuous trip at an altitude up to 4,000m with side trips to higher elevations. This is classified as ill-defined trails, away from major settlements. Considered to be harder therefore preparation for fitness and good health conditions are essential.
  • Max Altitude:
  • 5,483 m/17,841 ft
  • Activity:
  • Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
  • Start at:
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • End at:
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Trip Route:
  • Kathmandu - Lukla -Namche Bazaar - Dhole-Machhermo-Gokyo - Lobuche -Namche Bazaar -Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Best Season:
  • 
February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December

TRIP INFOMATION

Gokyo Valley Trek is one of the best trekking destinations in the Khumbu region that offers you views of picturesque landscapes, stunning Himalayan ranges, and beautiful turquoise lakes along with unique culture and tradition of Sherpa people. This trek takes you to the breathtaking Gokyo valley where you will create wonderful memories to last for the rest of your life.

The Gokyo Valley Trek starts with a short flight to Lukla and goes through the Himalayan settlement of Phakding and through UNESCO’s natural world heritage site i.e. Sagarmatha National Park to the celebrated town of Namche Bazaar. The trekking trail winds through amazing river valleys and is accompanied by lush deciduous forests, open pastures, and cultivated terrace farms. Each of the settlements and villages of this region is also great places to get a glimpse of the Sherpa culture. Furthermore, the trail leads to the pristine Gokyo Lakes situated in the lap of Cho Oyu (8188m), the sixth highest mountain in the world. With turquoise blue water and a sacred tenor, the Gokyo Lakes is a great natural component of the Himalayan ecosystem and emit tranquility in the surrounding environment. The best sunrise and sunset views can be seen from Gokyo Ri (5360m), which hosts an amazing panorama of snow-clad mountains like Cho Oyu (8188m), Chamar (7287m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and many others along with a wide view of the gorgeous Gokyo Lakes and the massive Ngozumpa Glacier. The best time to do the Gokyo Valley Trek would be from the months of March to May and September to December. These months present the best-suited temperatures and weather conditions for trekking in the Himalayas.

Join Himalayan Recreation Treks and Expedition for your Gokyo Valley Trek adventure so that your experience that is eventful and spectacular. Our professional team members, with more than a decade of experience, make sure that you get the best experience of your life while traveling in Nepal. This is an adventure that you surely do not want to miss out on.

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our company representative will pick you up. You will then be transferred to the hotel so that you can have some rest after such a long tiring journey. Then in the evening, you will meet with your guide for the further discussion regarding the trek. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

You will take an early morning flight to Lukla today. The thrilling 30 minutes flight rewards you with spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and lush green hills. On reaching Lukla, you will start your trek to Phakding. You will be walking through small villages with the beautiful view of prayer flags on the way to Phakding. Overnight at the hotel in Phakding.

Leaving Phakding, you will be walking along the side of Dudh Koshi River towards Namche Bazaar. Walking through the dense rhododendron and pine forests, you will arrive in Monjo, which is the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. After crossing the suspension bridge and walking ahead for a while, you will arrive in the famous Sherpa town named Namche Bazaar. Overnight at the hotel in Namche Bazaar.

Today will be spent in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. The town is also amazing for experiencing the Sherpa culture, and you can also visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Culture Museum here. Moreover, you can visit the Everest View Hotel from where you can get an amazing view of snow-capped mountains, including Everest (8848m). You can also take a leisurely hike to Syangboche Airstrip that is located above Namche. Stay overnight at the guesthouse in Namche.

From Namche, the trail continues steadily towards Khyangjuma and goes through amazing rhododendron forests. The trail passes many pastures and summer settlements used by Sherpas while bringing herds of yaks to graze in the high pastures of the Himalayas. The route also passes through the settlements of Tongba and Tangwa Kharka to finally reach Dhole. The views of Mount Khumbila (5761m) and Taboche Peak (6367m) are incredible throughout the journey. Overnight at guesthouse in Dhole.

The trekking trail continues steeply upward to the settlement of Kele and Luza. The trail continues to climb along the side of Dudh Koshi River, crossing rocky hills to finally arrive in Machhermo village. On reaching Machhermo, you will have some rest and then roam around the village. You can visit some of the small Buddhist stupas which are beautifully decorated with prayer flags. Stay overnight at the guesthouse in Machhermo.

Today, you will climb on a steep ridge above Machhermo from where you will get a beautiful view of Cholatse (6335m) and Toboche (6367m). Then you will walk ahead towards Phangga with the beautiful view of Cho Oyu (8188m). The trail continues to ascend towards the moraine of Ngozumpa Glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Then, you will continue walking towards the first Gokyo Lake, Longponga (4710m), and the second Lake, Taujung Tsho (4740m), and finally arrive at the third lake named Dudh Pokhari, beside which the old village of Gokyo is situated. Stay overnight at the guesthouse in Gokyo.

Today, you will take a short hike to Gokyo Ri (5360m). It is a popular viewpoint from where you will have an excellent view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), and other mountains along with all of the Gokyo Lakes and the massive Ngozumpa Glacier. Then you will return to Gokyo and enjoy the beautiful view of turquoise Dudh Pokhari. After enjoying the best time here, you will return to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Taking the similar route back, we will make our way back to Dhole. It is a downward trail, which takes you under the shadowy mountains along the beautiful landscape. You will pass by small picturesque villages of Machhermo, Luza, Kele, and to finally reach Dhole. Stay overnight in a guesthouse.

Walking slowly back towards the Dudh Koshi River Valley, you will trek down to Namche again. Following the trail embedded onto the side of verdant hills, you will be trekking on dainty paths passing by Sherpa caravans along the way. The trek down to Namche is quite beautiful, and since you will be making your way back, the journey also seems relatively easy. Upon reaching Namche, you can just relax. Overnight stay in Namche.

From Namche, you will retrace your trail along the Imja River all the way to Phakding. The captivating landscape and the beguiling Himalayas make the journey back even more pleasant. The villages also tend to be lively with people, and you can witness them working on their terrace farms of barley and potatoes. Crossing suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River, you will then make your way back to Lukla. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Lukla.

Bidding goodbye to the mountains, you will take a morning flight back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you can spend your time as per your convenience. Enjoy a fun evening in the vibrant streets and the bustling restaurants of Thamel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Today you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight back home.

WHAT'S INCLUDEDExpand All

Accommodation is included

3 Night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast in 3 star

Tea house Accommodation during a trek

Food from the menu (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

An Expert English speaking guide with his/her food, accommodation, insurance and salary.

Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu (Round way flights)

All the private transport for sightseeing and Pick up drop off

  • Pickup and drop at Airport
  • 3-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan (3 star)
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
  • Air fair for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • 10 night Accommodations during the trek
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide, and transportation
  • A government license holder guide
  • Porter to carry your baggage
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
  • TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Trekking Permits needed
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
  •  All items not listed in Cost included section

Featured Trip

All Inclusive Price:

$1,299USD

13 days

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