Gokyo Valley Trekking in Nepal, one of the most adventurous and mesmerizing trekking in the Everest Region. It offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the scenery of Gokyo Valley, beautiful glacier lakes along with GokyoRi (5384m) which is also the Hilltop of Gokyo valley. The main image of this Everest region is associated with the soaring views of the most popular mountains in Nepal, at an altitude of 8000m such as Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Everest(The Top of the World) which are clearly visible from GokyoRi above Gokyo Lake.
Gokyo Valley Trekking is the preeminent adventure in the Gokyo Valley region, which compounds, raw natural beauty, scenic diversity and varieties of ethnic groups with their unique cultures and traditions. Join Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours to perceive the most stunning views of the Himalayas, beautiful valley and deep gorges, majestic glaciers and glacial rivers. Gokyo Valley Trekking accompanies spectacular panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, the forest, cool waterfalls, crossing suspension bridges, and the most popular Sherpa villages of popular Everest trekking trail.
Trekking Grade : Moderate to Adventurous
Maximum Altitude : 5384 m at GokyoRi view hill top.
Group Size : Min 2 pax
Best Season : March to May and September to November
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival and Transfer to Hotel
On your arrival to Kathmandu from Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA), the representative from Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours welcomes you and then you shall be transferred to the categorized Hotel in Kathmandu to which you are comfortable with.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
On the very first day we visit four different UNESCO World Heritage places in Kathmandu which are as follows:
• Kathmandu Durbar Square
• Pashupatinath Temple
• Boudhhanath Stupa
• Swoyambhunath Temple
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2800m) to Phakding (2610m)
Our trip starts from the domestic terminal of TIA taking the early morning flight to Lukla. While we are in the air flying, we shall be entertained with lots of panoramic view of the dazzling White Mountains and beautiful scenic villages beneath us. In no time we shall find ourselves at Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla which is one of the most beautiful and thrilling air routes in the world culminating in a land on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. And then we start following the trail towards Phakding making through along the beautiful Sherpa valleys
Day 03: Trek to Namche (3440m):
On our way to Namche following DudhKoshi River, we shall be enjoying the beautiful view of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6608m) on our right, also experience the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our journey. If lucky we may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest peeking over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge when the days are open and clear. After making through several suspension bridges we have a straight upward climbing trail which embraces us to Namche Bazar.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day at Namche
We will spend a day in Namche Bazar in order to alleviate our tired and lethargic muscle. We will make a short distance to the way of the museum which is celebrated for the exhibition of the traditional culture of Sherpa people. After that, we will hike up to the Syangboche Airport which lies closer to the Everest View Hotel where we can observe the views of the Himalayas with an astonishing sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Namche is a colorful village which includes interesting and exhilarating shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of mountains.
Day 05: Trek to Phortse (3680m):
As we climb steeply out of valley passing through the rhododendron forest, we will see juniper and large conifers according to the altitude being increased which makes the trekking very much pristine in spring time. We will observe Khumbu La and Twache throughout the day.
Day 06: Trek to Machherma (4470m) via Dole(4200m):
Today we will be climbing steadily along the side of the valley. As we climb up to more altitude, we will find the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper. The trail takes us through many summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of us are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while behind us down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku.
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo (4790m):
The trek today will take us to a very scenic path to Pangka and then to the River that flows down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We then climb a steep rocky inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. And we soon follow the second and third one after another. The final lake is known as DudhPokhari and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo.
Day 08: Exploration around Gokyo
Gokyo is situated by the side of famous glacier Ngozumpa. Besides taking rest we may take a hike to GokyoRi (5583m) if you don’t want to miss the bests view of the whole Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. Or we can take a short walk around Gokyo valley and circle around the glacier.
Day 09: Back to Dole (4200m):
And we follow back to the descending trail to Dole again.
Day 10: Trek to Namche:
From Dole we start descending steeply to PhortseTenga passing through rhododendron forests then the path immediately ascends steeply to MonglaDanda (4000m) and to Kyanjoma (3500m). Finally, to Namche following small ups and down the trail.
Day 11: Trek Back to Lukla
On our final day, we trek down toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in a proper hotel. And make some joyful moments thanking and congratulating each other on our success of the trek and to our teamwork.
Day 12: Fly Back to Kathmandu
We take a flight back to Kathmandu early in the morning and rest day or souvenir shopping day.
Day 13: Final Departure
On this day, you shall be transferred to the International Airport at least 3 hours before your flight for onward destination by a representative of Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours.
• All pick up and drop services by a private vehicle
• Three night accommodation in 2-3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu(B&B)
• Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu (with private vehicle and English speaking Tour guide)
• Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu domestic flight with Airport taxes
• Trekking permits and TIMS card
• Experienced & English speaking License holder Trekking Guide
• One porterfor two guests (carries maximum of 20 kg)
• Accommodation in tea house during trek
• All meals (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast during the trek)
• Insurance, daily wages, equipment, meals and accommodation for guide and porters
• All taxes and company service charges
• Welcome and Farewell Dinner(Nepalese Cuisine)
• Medical support kit box
• Fees of visa for Nepal
• Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
• International Airfare to get in and out of Nepal
• Expenses for beverages, drinking water, desserts, extra porters, shower, laundry or any other services which are not mentioned by the company
• Cost for spending extra nights in certain destination in your will
• Tips that you provide in trip to guide, porter or any local people
• All entrance fees(during sightseeing)
• Equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets and maps)
• Travel and evacuation insurance