Gokyo Valley Trekking

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Key Information

  • Trip Duration 15 Days
  • Price from US$ 1650
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Style NA
  • Accomodation Lodge to lodge
  • Transportation By Air
  • Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max Elevation: 5420 m
  • Group Size 2 to 6 people
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Trekking around Gokyo Lake is an alternative to the more popular Everest Base Camp Trek. However, this route does not continue to Everest Base Camp. This route has been specifically created for trekkers who are keen to view Mount Everest in Nepal but lack the necessary mental and physical preparation to travel to a high altitude like base camp. Trekkers proceed up the slopes of the "Sherpa kingdom" of Namche bazaar. Gokyo hiking offers a better view of the Himalayas than Kalapattar rising over Gorek Shep, although being at a somewhat higher altitude. The Ngozumpa Glacier is the biggest in the Nepal Himalayas, and the ridge above Gokyo has four 8,000-meter peaks (Everest, Cho Oyu Glacier, Lhotse, and Makalu).

One of the most striking sights in the Khumbu Region is the view of the enormous ice ridge between Mount Everest and Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Gyachung (7922m). The crossing of Cho La, a 5420m-high pass into the Khumbu Region, as well as using the Island peak that can be climbed concurrently with it to get a parallel view of the Ama Dablam peaks, are just a few of the alternatives for further exploration and high-altitude hiking in Nepal. You will descend to Lukla with your knowledgeable Nepalese sherpa guide and porter after completing your alpine Gokyo trip, where you will have your goodbye meal. The next day, take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu to complete your trip over the Nepalese Himalayas.If you are not feeling comforted with this itinerary or if you want to customize this package on your timeline or budget, please feel free to contact us Email to [email protected]



  • 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to your Hotel 15 -20 Minute drive. Adventure International Trekking's representative will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to your Kathmandu hotel. After having formal introduction, you are being served with welcome drink at the hotel. They will give you helpful tips for your time in Kathmandu. O/N Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 02Kathmandu sight seeing tour & Trip preparation Today after breakfast we will start a guided tour to several major historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. After completed city tour In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Adventure International Trekking briefs you regarding your trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding your upcoming Gokyo Everest Trekking.
  • 03Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding 35 minutes flight and 3-4 hours Hike Early morning transfer you to Tribhuvan Airport for a Twin Otter flight to Lukla that takes about 35 to 40 minutes. Our trekking crew at Lukla will receive you. After final preparations, the trekking starts passing Chaurikharka village, and makes a descent towards the Dudhkosi Ghat (2,530 meters). The trail follows the precise bank of the Dudhkosi River until camp at Phakding is reached. This first day is short hike as acclimatization reasons. Lunch will be served on the way. Walking distance is approximately 4 hours to Phakding (2,650 m/8,692 ft.)
  • 04Phakding to Namche Bazzar 5-6 hours Hike As Usual again follow the Bhote Koshi through forest and pasture land, along a valley dotted with small Sherpa settlements. Cross the Bhote Koshi and climb steeply along switch-backing trail to large Sherpa village, after crossing suspension Bridge, 30 minutes later enjoy views of Everest (8,848 m) and Lhoste (8,511 m) come into sight. This prosperous town is the largest Khumbu. A traditional trading center, the Bazaar is held every Saturday. The goods on display are available. Thamserku ( 6,648 m) and Kwangde RI (6,224 m) become visible to the east and west, and the sacred mountain Khumbila (5707m) dominates the skyline to the north behind the village. 6 hours. Night stay at Namche Bazzar (3,420 m/11,217 ft.)
  • 05Namche Bazzar Acclimatize full day explore around Rest and acclimatization at Namche Bazaar. A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village, talking to the Sherpas and marveling at the incredible scenery. A hike to the Everest view hotel for excellent lunch with Everest view. The rest day is intended for acclimatization purpose. Night stay at Namche Bazzar (3,420 m/11,217 ft.)
  • 06Namche Bazzar to Monla 4-5 hours Hike Khumjung to Monla 4-5 hours Hike
    After breakfast, we descend to the west of the village down the broad valley leading to the Dudh Kosi River. The Gokyo route is turn north, climbing above the more frequented route which is north view from Tengboche Monastery. Here's choice of routes in the beginning: the yak trails which climbs gently or the steep staircase-like trail made of rocks embedded in a narrow cleft in a large bounder, the two trails soon join and continue towards a large Chorten on the top of the ridge night stay at in Mon la (3,973 m/13,031 ft.)
  • 07Mon-La to Dole 5/6 hours Hike After breakfast we start our journey to Dole. Begin of the day is steeply down & The trails climbs steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests which give way to fragrant stands of juniper and large conifers as the elevation increases. This trek is especially beautiful in spring when the rhododendrons are blooming. The trails pass many kharkas, summer settlements used when sherpas bring herds of yaks to graze in these high pastures. The route passes through the settlement s of Tongba to Dole. Enjoy south east views of Khumbila and Twachee (6,545 m) are tremendous throughout the day, and it is possible to climb a ridge behind Dole for an even broader view up and down the valley. Night stay at Dole 4,039 m/13,247 ft.)
  • 08Dole to Machhermo 4-5 hours Hike From Dole the trail climbs to Lambara at 4,220 m and Luza at 4,360 m. 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 Machhermo at 4,420 meters. It was in Machhermo in 1974 stories that YETI had killed three yaks and attached a Sherpa woman. This is the most credit yeti incident ever reported, so be watchful as you visit this reason. Night stay at Machhermo (4,420 m/14,497 ft.)
  • 09Machhermo to Gokyo 4-5 hours Hike The trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho Oyu (8,153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangka at 4,390 m then descends to the river bank before beginning of 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 4,650 m, where a family of green Braminy ducks resides. Night stay at Gokyo (4,750 m/15,580 ft.)
  • 10Gokyo rest day acclimatize and explore peak Gokyo Ri and Glaciers Gokyo rest day acclimatize and explore peak Gokyo Ri
    After breakfast, trek around Gokyo Ri, the views in the Gokyo region are tremendous. For the best view, climb to Gokyo Ri, the small peak above the lake. This peaks of 5,318 m, it's a 2 hours 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. Night stay at Gokyo(4,750 m/15580 ft.)
  • 11Gokyo to Dole 5-6 hours Hike The day begins retracing the exact route departing from the lakes and through the moraines of Ngozumba glaciers. You’ll come across several stone chortens mani along the way. The splendid views of Thamserku and Kangtega will accompany you on the way down from Gokyo Valley. You’ll reach Dole for night Stop at Dole (4,039 m/13,247 ft.)
  • 12Dole to Namche Bazzar 5-6 hours HIke The day begins with a steep downhill toward Phortse Tenga. It takes approximately one and a half hours to reach Phortse Tenga from Dole. Then, the trail ascends steeply from Phortse Tenga up to the village of Mongla. we take lunch break there and the trail descends towards Kyangjuma before reaching the Sherpa Capital at Namche Bazaar (3,420 m/11,217 ft.)
  • 13Namche Bazzar to Lukla 6-7 hours Hike After breakfast we depart Monjo and continue our descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Phakding village by mid afternoon for Lunch. We trek back to Lukla along the same trail, although it always looks different coming from the opposite direction on arrival in Lukla we will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of our trek. Trek concludes. Night stay at Lukla (2,850 m/9,348 ft.)
  • 14Lukla to Kathmandu 35 minutes flight We fly out of Lukla to Kathmandu in the morning about 35- 40 minute, and taking off is just as exciting as flying in. Transfer into your hotel. O/N Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 15Departure to airport or start your next destination. You could catch up on some last minute shopping, Internet to your friends and family before departure to Airport or onward to your next destination.
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Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up/drop by private car/van
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Kathmandu sight seeing tour with Tour guide, and transport by private car / van.
  • Trekking permit
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card
  • Full board meals during the trekking (meals are choices from Menu) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu round trip flight fare
  • Twin sharing Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trekking
  • Seasonal fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc
  • An Experienced & Professional Government license holder Trekking guide trained in wilderness first aid.
  • Adventure International trekking duffle bag if necessary
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Trekking porters carry all personal gear and group equipment (1 porter for 2 person basis)
  • Staffs Food, accommodation, salary, equipment, proper Insurance for all trekking staff including porter
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Culture Dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals in Kathmandu Aprox US $ 10- US$ 12 per day
  • Nepal entry Visa Fee (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepals Airport in Kathmandu)
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax, sightseeing entry fee
  • Any kind of Alcoholic and cold drinks, hot water
  • Dessert, chocolates, personal shopping, laundry, phone call, internet, Camera battery charging.
  • Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Tips and Gratitude (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
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    Excellent Gokyo Ri trekking

    Yes, our guide Dawa, was amazing. He was well experienced, knowledgeable, flexible, careful, friendly, and liable. He appeared to leave of his thanks to make it an excellent trip for all. it's hard to beat such a strategically trip to 10 days gokyo ri trekking, with such an excellent guide Dawa and organizer adventure international to such…Read More...

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