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  • Kathmandu, Nepal
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Gokyo Valley Trek

Duration
12 Days
Altitude
5483m
Group
2-12
Grade
Strenuous

Overview

Trip Cost (All Price are on group Join basis  Contact Us for private Trip or  Customize Trip

1 People (per pax) 2-7 People (per pax) 8+ People (per pax)
$1520 $1440  $1372
Pay $380 Now & $1140 on   arrival            Pay $360 Now & $840 On     arrival          Pay $342 Now & $1030on arrival  

 

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.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.  t 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)

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

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