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11 Days Gokyo Valley Trekkking

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Duration
11 days
Max. Elevation
5375m
Group Size
Minimum 1
Level
Moderate
Transportation
Ground & Air
Best Season
March to May & September to November
Accomodation
Tea Houses Lodges
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche-Dole-Machhermo-Gokyo Valley- Gokyo Ri-Phortse- Lukla-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Breathtaking panorama of world’s four highest peaks from high scenic Gokyo-Ri.
  • Grand views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho-Oyu with an array of snow peaks. 
  • Enjoy the exciting adventure around scenic Gokyo Valley of beautiful glacial lakes.
  • Following the main trail and on the off-the-beaten tracks to high Gokyo Valley.
  • Adventure around picturesque high Khumbu enclosed with towering mountains.

Overview

Gokyo Valley Trekking takes you around a picturesque valley of beautiful glacial lakes enclosed by towering Snow Mountains. 
An exclusive adventure, Treklanders Adventures offers to explore the hidden corners of the high Khumbu Valley in the shadow of Mt. Everest. Gokyo Valley Trekking routes are quite different from the mainstream trail of the popular Everest base camp. The adventure diverts from the main busy path towards the central north of Khumbu to reach scenic Gokyo Valley. 
The beautiful Gokyo Valley is less ventured than other trekking destinations around Khumbu, making this trek so special. 
The whole area of Gokyo Valley is loaded, with spectacular views of snow-capped peaks and towering rocky ridges. At one time, Gokyo Valley was unknown to the outside world and remained hidden for decades. 
It was a summer grazing ground for local yaks and cattle, and then gradually a few groups of explorers visited the region. 
The adventurers and trekkers were astonished by the charm and beauty of Gokyo Valley. As the years went by Gokyo Valley was then exposed to the outside world for the interested trekkers. At present, the Gokyo Valley is one of the best exciting adventure destinations in the Everest and Khumbu areas. Located, on the vantage points bounded by two high passes of Cho-La and Renjo-La. Where trekkers frequently cross these passes, traversing from one scenic area to another beautiful place in Khumbu.
Adventure to Gokyo Valley trekking starts from Lukla to Namche Bazaar on the same scenic trail. After enjoying an extra day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization, our route diverts from the main path. 
The climb leads to Dudh Koshi Gorge at Phortse Tenga, covered in the lush green forest of rhododendrons and pine trees.  
Then the walk enters amidst a wide-open Gokyo Valley of lakes surrounded by arrays of giant snow peaks. Gokyo Valley is also an important place with Nepal Himalaya's longest Ngozumpa glaciers is located. Which is the main glacial source of the raging Dudh Koshi River and as well as Gokyo-Ri, a spectacular viewpoint. 
At Gokyo Valley, climb to the top of Gokyo-Ri, the highest point of the adventure. The high ridge of Gokyo-Ri offers stunning scenery of the whole Gokyo Valley and the lakes. Enjoy the grand vista of the world's four highest peaks, from Everest and Lhotse, Makalu, to Cho Oyu, which include a series of snow-capped peaks. After an enjoyable and mesmerizing experience around scenic Gokyo Valley, the return journey takes you back to Lukla. 
The next morning taking, a sweeping short flight brings you to the hustle and bustle of city life in Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, our marvelous adventure to Gokyo Valley Trekking concludes with the wonderful services of Treklanders Adventures guides and staff.  

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Fly to Lukla 2,860 m and trek to Phakding 2,610 m-04 hrs. 
Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m-06 hrs. 
Day 03: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization with short hike.
Day 04: Trek to Dole 4,110 m- 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Machermo 4, 470 m - 04 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Gokyo Valley 4,800 m - 04 hrs.
Day 07: Morning climb Gokyo-Ri, afternoon free at leisure.
Day 08: Trek to Phortse village 3,875 m - 06 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m via Namche Bazaar-06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Lukla and transfer to a lodge-04 hrs.
Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. 

FOODS, ACCOMMODATION ON GOKYO VALLEY TREKKING
Trekkers will be surprised to find various standards of lodge accommodation en route to Gokyo Valley. Starting and ending the treks at Lukla, trekkers have options as per one's budgets. 
From simple tourist standards to moderate and Luxury deluxe lodge accommodations, having attached baths and toilets. After Namche Bazaar, the lodge provides common baths and toilets. Extra charge for using hot showers, 
the toilets for common use, due to the harsh terrains. As well the pipeline and plumbing systems freezes due to minimum morning and night cold temperatures. 
Dining rooms are large and cozy with a fireplace to keep the environment warm, while you enjoy the meals.  
All lodges provide a comprehensive food menu, which includes a wide variety of breakfasts, from oats, porridge, and cornflakes. Bread, Chapatti, Pancakes with choices of eggs from scrambled, boiled, poached, and omelets. Followed by hot refreshing drinks, tea, coffee, and drinking chocolates. Lunch and dinner with a list of continental, Indian, Nepali, Chinese, and Tibetan/ Sherpa foods. Some lodge restaurants also provide Mexican, Italian, Japanese, and Korean foods, including fresh bakery items. All dining rooms are bright with lamps run by local hydroelectricity or from solar power. Some lodges also provide free internet or Wi-Fi, 
it is quite slow and disturbing. Due to landscapes and weather conditions on designated overnight stops. For large groups of more than 
4 people, the best to order a set menu, which saves time and fuel energy. As well as following the norms of Eco or Responsible Tourism.

RELIGION AND CULTURES AROUND KHUMBU AND GOKYO VALLEY TREKS
Although Nepal is dominated by 75% Hindu religion, the higher mountains around the Himalayan range. The Sherpa highlanders of Everest, are interwoven with Buddhist religion and cultures. Trekkers can notice every house adorned with Buddhist prayer flags and the village trail lined with religious monuments. Like the prayer stone walls and spinning wheels, with large boulders engraved with prayer inscriptions.
Trekkers will have time to visit the monasteries en route, like the famous Tengboche Monastery. The Sherpa follows the same Buddhist religion and traditions, similar to the early Tibetan predecessors.  

Important Note

Short Trek Profile
Mode of Trekking: In the best available lodge, and guest house.
Grade of Trekking: Moderate to Adventurous with touch of high altitude.
Trekking Region:     Nepal Far North Mid-East around high Khumbu region.
Highest Points:         On top of Gokyo-Ri Ridge 5,357 m/17,575 feet.
Trekking Duration: 10 Nights and 11 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

THE BEST SEASONS FOR GOKYO VALLEY TREKKING
For Gokyo Valley treks, can venture around all seasons of the year except the wet monsoon and summer times. The right favorable and the best seasons are spring and autumn/fall.
Spring begins in early March and ends in May, where most days are bright with sunshine for longer hours. From early 6:30 am till 5 pm, but can get cloudy afternoon sometimes with chances of light snowfall.
Cold morning, late afternoon, and night times, as well with an extra wind-chill factor above 3,000 meters. The afternoon sun is bright with strong UV (ultraviolet) and requires sunblock’s, sunglasses, hats, and long-sleeved tops. 
Spring is a lively time when wildflowers are in seasonal blooms, mainly the rhododendrons of various species and colors. 
The next best season is autumn/fall, from September to November, most days are fine and clear for views and walks. But much colder morning, late afternoon, and nighttime, chances of snowfall sometimes. Can get extra cold from the afternoon wind chill factor, however a pleasant season of autumn/fall for Everest base camp treks. 
Interested people can enjoy the Gokyo Valley trek during the winter time of Christmas and New Year holidays despite the cold. Most days are fine with sunshine and get dark sooner due to winter and limited hours of sunlight. 
But freezing temperatures in the morning, late afternoon, and nighttime, but enjoyable walks encountering fewer groups of trekkers.

Please Note
Trekkers joining for Gokyo Valley or any other adventures around high Khumbu. The flight to Lukla or vice-versa from Kathmandu, could get diverted to another airport at Manthali Town, Ramechap. Due to busy air traffic at Kathmandu airport during high seasons of spring March to May. Including the autumn/fall of September to November, if the flight gets diverted to Manthali small airport in Ramechap. Which is approx. 154 km driving distance of 3-4 hours from Kathmandu to Manthali Town and vice-versa. In this situation we might have to stay overnight in the local hotel at Manthali. For an early morning flight to Lukla, the other options are driving to Manthali, Ramechap early morning by 2-3 am. To reach on time to catch the flight to Lukla. 

Trip Itinerary

Morning with early breakfast, a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport. After checking in at respective airlines, and then boarding in a small aircraft for a sweeping, scenic short flight to Lukla. During air breathtaking panorama of Himalayan peaks with views of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. As plane makes landing at Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport, after getting organized with the baggage. Have a short refreshing rest, and then start the

first day trek, following the lead guide. As the route heads through Lukla town, with down and ups past nice villages to reach Phakding for overnight halt.

Max. altitude

2860 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Lunch & Dinner

Morning with early breakfast, a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport. After checking in at respective airlines, and then boarding in a small aircraftfor sweeping, scenic short flight to Lukla. During air breathtaking panorama of Himalayan peaks with views of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. As plane makes landing at Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport, after getting organized with the baggage. Have a short refreshing rest, and then start the first day trek, following the lead guide. As the route heads through Lukla town, with down and ups past nice villages to reach Phakding for overnight halt.

Max. altitude

3440 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

An extra day on this lovely spot in Namche Bazaar, the hub of Khumbu villagers.Where once a week a Saturday market held, hence the name as Namche Bazaar, a great place for rest day. Enjoy a short hike to support acclimatization before heading higher terrains, a nice walk on top of Namche Bazaar. For grand vista of Everest, Lhotse and beautiful Ama Dablam with an arrays of peaks. Visit the interesting museum treasures good information of the Khumbu region with local culture, flora, fauna and mountaineering history.The other best hike is to Everest View Hotel of few hours climb above Namche Bazaar. The first luxury hotels around Khumbu and Everest areas, listed in Guinness World Record as the highest hotels. From the hotel views of Mt. Everest and Ama Dablam, located on a serene forested surrounding.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a pleasant overnight stop in Namche Bazaar, morning walks follow a scenic gradual trail. Overlooking, great views of Everest, and arrays of snow-capped peaks. After an hour or more, our route diverts from the main tracks, then climbs to Mong Hilltop. Offers a stunning panorama of surrounding snow-capped peaks with Everest, Ama Dablam, and Thamarsaku with Kwangde Himal. From the scenic hilltop of Mong, descend to Dudh Koshi River gorge at Phortse Tenga a small settlement. Situated amidst a dense forest of rhododendrons and pine trees, enjoy a refreshing stop for lunch. Afternoon walk with climb leaving the river down below, entering a narrow gorge covered in tree lines. As the walk proceeds reaching a wide, open area at Dole, a place with few nice good lodges for overnight halt.

Max. altitude

3440 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today a short walk to Machermo, but takes more than three hours due to gain In altitude. Morning after breakfast, a short steep climb to a ridge top, and then with gradual ups past Luza. A small settlement, a lovely pleasant walk high above Dudh Koshi River. Slowly the trail leads close to Machermo with grand views of Mt. Cho-Oyu, the world’s 6th highest peaks. From the high ridge a steep descent to a stream, situated on a gorge with few Willow and Poplars trees. 

From the gorge, a short climb to the top at Machermo for lunch and overnight stop. In the comfort of a nice lodge, Machermo a small settlement with several

good lodge and guest-houses. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure with short hike and marvel the surrounding scenery. 


Max. altitude

4470 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Another short day walk to our destination at Gokyo Valley, morning a short steep climb. Reaching an open exposed sloped ridge, the walk follows on gentle path along with views of Machermo and Cholatse peaks. As the tail heads to a wide small field at Panga, a place with a single hut serving as Tea-House. 

From here walk down to an area with some thick vegetation, and then climb on stone steps. Then reaching the first and second lakes, as the walk enters the Gokyo Valley. As walk continues coming across the third and the main lakes of Gokyo, also called Dudh Kund. Where all good lodges located above the 3rd main Lake, on arrival transfer into a nice lodge. Enjoy lunch and overnight stops around picturesque location of Gokyo Valley. Afternoon relax and walk around the serene glacial lakes with close views of Mt. Cho-Oyu towards north-west.

Max. altitude

4800 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

An early morning start before breakfast for the great climb to the top of Gokyo-Ri.The walk leads across the lake, and then a steep climb for few hours to reach the Gokyo-Ri. Stand on top the highest spot of the adventure, overlooking stunning views of Himalayan giant peaks. Facing four world’s highest peaks at one glance, Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Mt. Makalu with Mt. Cho-Oyu. As well as super panorama of Gokyo Valley and the lakes with Ngozumpa, the longest Glaciers around the Himalayas. After an exciting and refreshing morning hike, descend back to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the scenic surroundings of Gokyo Valley. For energetic people options for long day hike to Gokyo 5th and 6th lakes which is close to Mt. Cho-Oyu base camp. From the 5th Lakes offers close views of Mt. Cho-Oyu and North-South Face of Mt. Everest. These high mountains straddles the borders of Nepal and Tibet, China. It’s a long day hike to and from the lodge at Gokyo takes more than 5-6 hours both ways. Needs to carry packed lunch for the hike to 5th lake

Max. altitude

5357 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After achieving the goal and success of the adventure, the return walk leads to long hours. To cover the distance from Gokyo to Phortse Village, start early with a good breakfast. Then walk past the 2nd and 1st lakes to Na a small isolated place. The walk, leads on winding trail with short downhill past few smaller settlement and then back at tall tree lines. Finally ending the long day reaching a sleepy and quant village of Phortse. Check into a nice simple lodge, situated above Dudh Koshi River.

Max. altitude

3875 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Enjoy the day walks, heading down to lower altitude from Phortse Village walk across the bridge. Reaching the opposite bank of the river at Phortse Tenga, a slow walk uphill to Mong Hill. From the top, down to join on the main trail to Namche Bazaar for lunch stop. Afternoon walk a long downhill walk to Dudh Koshi River gorge to Jorsalle village. From here across the bridge with short steep up to Sagarmatha National Park post. A short walk from the park exit post brings you to Monjo for overnight halt before Lukla.

Max. altitude

2880 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

A short day walk to Lukla, enjoy the last trek of the adventure, following the Dudh Koshi River Valley. The walk gets pleasant on gradual path to Phakding, and then on winding gentle path. Enjoy the last climb to Lukla, reaching Lukla for lunch and last overnight, around Khumbu and Everest region. 


Max. altitude

2860 m.

Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Morning transfer to Lukla Tenzing & Hillary Airport, as time for flight to Kathmandu. Get on abroad in the small plane for short scenic flight to Kathmandu. On arrival transfer back to your respective hotels, rest of the day at leisure for individual activities. 


Accomodation

Tea Houses Lodges

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Includes

  • Domestic airport pick up and drop off.
  • All accommodations in simple T-house
  • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner during trekking.
  • Experience and government-licensed guide and porter.
  • Domestic flight ticket Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • First aid kit carried by Sherpa leader.
  • Food salary insurance for Guide and Porter.
  • National park entrance fee
  • All government charges and taxes.
  • 1 porter for 2 trekkers 
  • Farewell dinner 

Doesn't Include

  • Laundry service/battery charge Rescue/emergency and Travel insurance.
  • Personal equipment and personal expenses.
  • Tips for guide and porter.

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