"Mountains are the cathedrals where I practice my religion." - Anatoli Boukreev
The highest freshwater lake system in the world, Gokyo Valley, is located in Nepal's Khumbu region Everest Region, which is home to multiple eight-thousanders including Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and Cho Oyu (8414m) (8188m). Gokyo Valley, which is nestled beside the world's sixth highest peak, Cho Oyu (8188m), is a must-see for anybody seeking adventure, as its rocky yet peaceful environment is brimming with natural attraction. If you enjoy walking, the Gokyo Valley Trek is something you should not miss. The Gokyo Valley Trek is rated as moderately challenging, therefore anyone in reasonably excellent health should be able to complete it. Gokyo Valley is a living museum, studded with little villages and settlements that have remained untouched by civilization and preserved their natural surroundings. With their basic rural existence, the friendly Sherpa locals add to the attractiveness of the place. Gokyo Valley is also home to the world's highest freshwater lake system (4700-5000 m), which includes 19 large and minor lakes. Six of them are particularly notable due to their size and scope. Another attraction in the vicinity is Gokyo village (4700 m), a charming village on the third Gokyo Lake's shore. There are various stone cottages in this area, mostly tiny motels that cater to tourists and trekkers.
Aside from the natural splendor of Gokyo Valley, the walk includes passing through various Sherpa communities and Buddhist monasteries while taking in the uninterrupted view of the Khumbu Himalayas. The trek, which follows the Dudh Koshi River's routes throughout, takes trekkers from the green forested roads of Khumbu to the stony terrains of Ngozumpa Glacier, Nepal's largest glacier, making the trek action-packed rather than tedious. The most exciting aspect of traveling this trail is the spectacular vista of a massive ice ridge that runs between Cho You and Gyachung in the Khumbu region.It is also notable for its high-altitude lakes. These mountains, peaks, and glaciers have a magical quality to them, as do your interactions with the Sherpa people, the well-known mountain dwellers of this Himalayan beauty. The warmth and hospitality extended by the Sherpas, the district's residents, will enhance your Gokyo Valley Trek experience. This hiking track eventually leads to Gokyo Ri (Gokyo Peak), from which you may enjoy an awe-inspiring vista of hundreds of beautiful sceneries.
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Day 01 : Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.Welcome to Kathmandu-the capital city of Himalayn country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative 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: Sightseeing and trek Preparation.The capital, Kathmandu valley itself, is a big storehouse of exclusive natural, cultural and historical sites. Therefore, today, we take you on a few hour tours to the major attractions of Kathmandu valley. After spending few hours observing these wonderful sites, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your clothing and trekking gears (down jacket, trekking boots, sleeping bags etc.) required during the trek. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and trek to Phakding (2610m).3-4 Hours.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 - 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 : Acclimazation Day at Namche.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 : Namche Bazar - Dhole (4040m) 5-6 Hours.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 walks ascending will reach at Dole for overnight. A small place with few teahouses and enjoy your night at Dole .
Day 07: Dhole - Machhermo (4150m) 5-6 Hours.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 the hotel.
Day 08 : Machhermo - Gokyo (4750m) 4-5 Hours.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 : Excursion Day in Gokyo, day hike to Gokyo Peak (5483m). 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 : Trek back from Gokyo -Dhole (4040m) 6-7 Hours.Today is the eighth day of the trek and we return from Gokyo to Dole. It’s an easy downhill walk passing the second and the first lake, the bridge, terminal moraine, Machherma vertical descend till the river and then up to the ridge and finally reach Dole. The night will be spent at a lodge in Dole.
Day 11 : Dhole - Namche Bazaar (3440m.) via khumjung(3,580m/11,780ft) 6-7 Hours.Today is the ninth day of the trek and our destination is Back to Namche bazar. We first walk down through the rhododendron and birch forest to Phortse Tenga and then a steep climb up to Mong La hill. Then we walk up to Khumjung commonly known as the green valleys.and then get further down to Namche Bazar.
Day 12 : Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2886 m.) 7-8 Hours. It is a pretty easy walking back to Lukla. However having said that, hike involves little up and down hills; follow the same way we trekked at the 1st day. It will approx take 4 to 5 hours walks to reach Lukla. While you will refresh up with warm hot shower, the guide will re-confirm the flights to Kathmandu for the following day. Celebrate your success of the trek and enjoy the Lukla hotels and Tea houses surroundings. Lukla also have nice bars, restaurants and pubs etc. O/ N at Lukla.
Day 13: 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. Evening, we meet again for listen your trip feedback and we will host your trek success celebration/ farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant at main down town Thamel. O/N at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 14: 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 International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
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Very goo trip nicely organized by Mountain Mate Team
Outstanding Mountainmate trek & tour pvt. ltd.. My companion and I completed a 14-day journey to Gokyo and EBC with the help of a guide we hired from the business. Our trip was made wonderful by our guide MB (ask for MB if you can; he's the greatest!). He was extremely friendly, considerate, and wise. He taught us so much about the mountains, Nepali culture, and other things. He went above and above to ensure we had better accommodations at a reduced cost. My friend experienced signs of altitude sickness, but he knew exactly what to do and took care of him right away. Without Mb, it will be very hard for us. We could be flexible with our itinerary because we were not a large tour group. As a result, we were able to go further and stay longer in certain locations. Giri, the owner, made everything run very smoothly even during the booking procedure. Any time we had a question while booking or planning, we could easily contact him via WhatsApp.
MountainMate trek &tour provided me with fantastic service when I made my reservation for the gokyo valley trek. As a female traveler traveling alone, I always felt secure and well-cared for. Giri, the owner, is incredibly flexible and responds to all of my questions and needs, so I don't have to worry about the logistics of the trip at all. My guide, Rajan, is incredibly dependable, informed, and fluent in English. My porter, Rai, is dependable as well. I'll never forget the warm welcome I received in Nepal.