Gokyo valley trekking

Gokyo valley trekking

Trip Highlights:

  • Country:
    Nepal

  • Duration:
    14 Days
  • Grade:
    Medium

  • Max Altitude:
    18,192ft. / 5545m.
  • Best:
    Mar - May / Sep - Nov

  • Max. Group Size:
    1-15 people
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge

  • Transportation:

    Flight / Private vehicle

Overview:

Gokyo Valley Trekking is a high altitude trek( max. altitude-5,360 m) that goes through the laps of himalayas, glacial valleys and glacial trail in the region. It is an iconic trip with breadth taking view of Popular white peaks including Mt. Everest from Gokyo Ri lying above Gokyo lake. The Gokyo Lakes region is the one of the highest altitude wetlands and freshwater lake system. 

The Gokyo Valley Trek starts with 30 minutes flight to Lukla. Our trek stats on the same day to the Phakding. We reach to Namche bazaar, optional hike to view gorgeous himalayas during acclimilaization day. We reach to Gokyo valley via. Portse Drengka, Dhole and Machherma visiting the Buddhist monasteries and Chorten. From the Gokyo Ri lying above Gokyo lake, you can observe the vast Ngozumpa Glacier(Largest in Nepal's Himalayas with extreme view of huge ice range located between Cho Oyu and Gyachung) and it is also the best viewpoints of Four Eight thousand moutains which are Mount Everest (8840 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Makalu (8481 m) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 m). We trek back via. Dole, Namche Bazaar, Phakding and Lukla for a flight to Kathmandu.  

The Gokyo valley trek(14 day trek) is considered a typical trek and is suitable for everyone. If you are fairly fit and have a sense of adventure, you will enjoy the Gokyo Valley trek organized by Everest Buddha Treks Pvt. Ltd. with the best service you can get and show you the close up view of the colours of himalayas. 
 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 3: Fly to Lukla, 30 minutes and trek to Phakding, 3-4 hours trek.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) - 5-5 hours
Day 5: Acclimatization Day - Namche Bazaar: (3,440m/11,284ft)
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (3,680m/12,073ft): 6km, 5-6 hours
Day 7: Trek to Machhermo
Day 8: Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800 m/15,744 ft): 7km, 4-5 hours
Day 9: Gokyo Valley: Acclimatization Day - Optional Hike to Gokyo Ri (5357 m/17,570 ft): 2km, 3 - 4 hours
Day 10: Trek from Gokyo valley to Dole
Day 11: Trek from Dole to Namche
Day 12: Trek from Namche to Lukla
Day 13: Morning flight back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure day

Cost Details:

Group Size:

1pax

Cost Per Person:

$ 1255

What's Included:

  • Airport Pick Up / Drop service
  • Air & ground transportation service
  • Star Hotel accommodation service
  • Tea house accommodation during trek
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trek
  • Sightseeing Kathmandu by Licensed English speaking Tour guide
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • An experienced, english-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers= 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare and food and accommodation
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Office service charge

What's Excluded:

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses and gear
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return than sceeduled itinerary
  • Tips for guide, Driver and staff
  • Others not mentioned in "What's Included"