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  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 9863201248

Mountain Mate

Gokyo Valley

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Duration
12 Days
Altitude
5483m
Group
12-Jan
Grade
Strenuous

Overview

Gokyo Valley, home to the highest freshwater lake system in the world, is in Khumbu region (Everest region of Nepal.), which itself is host to several eight-thousanders like Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and Cho Oyu (8188m). Nestled beside the sixth highest mountain in the world, Cho Oyu (8188m), Gokyo Valley is a must see place for anyone looking for adventure, for its rugged yet quiet terrain is filled with natural allure. If you happen to be a trekking enthusiast then Gokyo Valley Trek is something you would not like to miss. Gokyo Valley Trek is labeled moderate in difficulty, so anyone with fairly good health can attempt it. Gokyo Valley is a living museum dotted with small villages and settlements still not touched by modernity and intact with an unspoiled environment. The friendly Sherpa local add the charm to the place with their simple rural lifestyles. Gokyo Valley is also the base of the highest freshwater lake system (4700-5000 m) in the world, comprising of 19 lakes, both big and small. Among them, six hold significant importance because of their size and depth. Another attraction in this area is the Gokyo village (4700 m), a quaint village situated by the bank of third Gokyo Lake. This place has several stone houses, mainly small hotels catering to tourists and trekkers. Apart from the beauty of Gokyo Valley itself, the trek features traversing through several Sherpa settlements and Buddhist monasteries while enjoying the continuous vista of the Khumbu Himalayas. The trek, following the trails of Dudh Koshi River throughout, takes the trekkers from the green forested paths of Khumbu to the stony terrains to the moraines of Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in Nepal, making the trek action-packed and not loathsome. The most fascinating benefit of trekking in this trail is extreme view of huge ice ridge located between Cho You and Gyachung in Khumbu region. It is known for the existence of high altitude lakes as well. These mountains, ridges and glaciers are supernatural – as are your experiences with the Sherpa individuals, the well-known mountain inhabitants of this Himalayan wonderland. The glow and cordiality stretched out by the neighborhood tenants of this district, the Sherpas, will add a further dimension to your experience of Gokyo Valley Trek. This trekking trails eventually leads you to the famous point of Gokyo Ri (Gokyo Peak) from where you can have a awe-inspiring view of hundreds of pleasing scenery.


Included in the Cost

  • All Airport Arrival and Departure Transfers 
  • Best Suited Local Teahouse Accommodation during trekking
  • A Experience Leader Guide, Porter (1 per 2 trekkers) and Assistant as per group size  
  •  Breakfast,  Dinner,  Lunch with seasonal fruits and cups of tea
  • All Expense of Nepalese Crew Members including salary, insurance, food, accommodation, equipments and transfers
  • Roundtrip Domestic Flight  with airport taxes
  • All necessary National Park Permit and Paperworks
  • All necessary trekking transfers in private vehicle
  • Seasonal Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket (return after use)
  • Our Duffel Bag, Trip Map and Adventure Certificate 
  • Farewell Nepalese Cultural Dinner
  • Comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit
  • All applicable fees, local and government taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepal Visa Fee and International Airfare
  • Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu Valley
  • Personal Trekking Gears and Equipments
  • Trekking Expenses like Drinking Water, Soft & Hard Drinks, Juice, Phone Calls, Internet Use, Battery Charging, Laundry, Hot Shower, Donation, Additional Porter etc
  • Any Kinds of Health or Travel Insurance (It is mandatory to reduce the possible expense in case of emergency evacuation)
  • Cost arises due to obstruction and delays in the program itinerary due to weather problems,
  • Any Kinds of Tipping to Crew Members (Expected)
  • Any other expenses or activities besides “Service Provided”

 

ITINERARY

Day 01 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and trek to Phakding (2610m).3-4 Hours.

Day 03 : Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) 6-7 Hours

Day 04 : Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization.

Day 05 : Namche Bazar - Dhole (4040m) 5-6 Hours.Day 06: Dhole - Machhermo (4150m) 5-6 Hours

Day 07 : Machhermo - Gokyo (4750m) 4-5 Hours

Day 08 : Excursion Day in Gokyo, day hike to Gokyo Peak (5483m).

Day 9 : Trek back from Gokyo -Dhole (4040m) 6-7 Hours

Day 10 : Dhole - Namche Bazaar (3440m.) 5-6 Hours

Day 11 : Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2886 m.) 7-8 Hours

Day 12 : Fly from Lukla- Kathmandu which takes 40 minutes.

Day 13 : Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.

Departure Dates

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