- Gokyo valley Trek
- 13 days
- Minimum 2 person Maximum 12 person in a group
The Gokyo Valley Trek is not any ordinary trek; it is a journey to the Ngozumpa glacier, the mountains, visiting the Gokyo Lakes and the rich Sherpa culture. A combination of many beautiful components complimenting each other in the best way possible; it is a spiritual journey for self-discovery is the best way to describe the Gokyo Valley Trek!
The Gokyo valley lies in the Khumbu Region, surrounded by the Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Cho-Oyo (8201m), Mt. Lhotse (8501m), and Mt. Makalu (8463m). Therefore this trek is also known as the Everest Gokyo Trek. The highlight of the trek is the high altitude freshwater lake system that comprises six major lakes; Gokyo Cho (DudhPokhari), Thonak Cho (the largest), Gyazumpa Cho, Tanjung Cho, Ngozumpa Cho, and Longbanga Cho. The Ngozumpa glacier, which is a beauty in itself feeds the lake. Climbing Gokyo Ri (5836 m) is another reason that makes the trek an adventurous one. The 360-degree view of the mountainous glories from the top will be a cherry on the cake, making the Gokyo Valley Trek a topper amongst trekking in Nepal. During the Gokyo Valley Trek, we will go through many villages like Khumjung, Kunde, and Namche, which will take us through a cultural journey. Walking past the Monasteries, Mani walls, and prayer flags, we get a positive vibe that purifies our soul. The tea houses on the way should not be ignored either; as they serve a unique butter and salt mixed tea, giving you energy for the walk. The best time for the Gokyo Valley Trek is autumn (September to November) or spring (March to May) seasons. So, don’t wait or procrastinate anymore. Go for Gokyo, as it will be one life-changing trek. Our experienced guides and Sherpas will lead you through the trails, and ensure you have the best time and experience while trekking in Nepal!
Religions: Hinduism and Buddhism
Ethnic People: Sherpa
Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu
on your arrival representatives from Malung treks will be there at the airport to give you a warm Nepali welcome and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m, 9240ft) and trek to Phakding (2600m,8580ft) Trekking time: 3 to 4 hours
Day 3: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
Day 4: Namche Bazaar- Rest and Acclimatize (3440m,11352ft)
Day 5: Namche Bazar to Dole (4040m,13332ft) Trekking time: 6 hours
Day 6: Dole to Machharmo (4400m,14520ft) Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours
Day 7: Macharmo to Gokyo (4800m,15840ft) Trekking time: 3 to 4 hours
Day 8: Hike to Gokyo Ri (5386m,17,773,ft) and back to Gokyo Trekking time: 2 to 3 hours
Day 9: Gokyo to Dole (4040m,13,332ft), Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours
Day 10: Dole to Namche (3440m,11,352ft), Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours
Day 11: Namche to lukla (2880m,9,240ft) Trekking time: 6 to 7hours
Day 12: Lukla to KathmanduFlight time: 45 minutes
Today is the end of our trek. You will take an early morning joyful flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 13: Departure
Malung treks and expedition bids you farewel with all the best wishes until we see you again.
ItineraryDay one : Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m, 9240ft) and trek to Phakding (2600m,8580ft)
Trekking time: 3 to 4 hours
We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla. The 35 minutes flight to Lukla provides the view of panorama peaks such as Langtang, Rolwaling and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. After flight walk along the Sherpa village, green vegetations and high cultivations. After walking for some hours through scattered villages and yak herder's camps will lead us to Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.
Day two : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
Today we start our trek from Phakding. We will cross suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River around five times. We can have view of some exotic mountain such as Mt Thamserku, Langtang, Rolwaling and Annapurna himal. We, then climb up to Namche Bazaar with Everest views along the climb through the Pines forest and alpine flowers. Encountering the first view of Everest from Top Danda, we trek uphill for the next ninety minutes through pine forest to Namche bazaar overnight stay at Namche.
Day three : Namche Bazaar- Rest and Acclimatize (3440m,11352ft)
Today will be our rest day because rest day during trek means to hike to higher elevation and trek down back for proper acclimatization. Explore to Khumjung, Thomo or Khunde village above Namche bazaar. Namche Bazaar, itself is a tourist shopping hub with all the required trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment. Overnight stay at Namche.
Day four : Namche Bazar to Dole (4040m,13332ft)
Trekking time: 6 hours
After visit 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 walking gradual alongside and views with High Mountains. After Sanasa, climb to Mong La 4010m and then down to Phortse Tenga. The day’s trek involves a long tiring uphill trek through the forest of pines, oaks and rhododendrons all the way to Dole. Overnight stay at Dole
Day five : Dole to Machharmo (4400m,14520ft)
Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours
After the breakfast, we climb up for thirty minutes on an open hill to the scenic ridge above the Dole. Walk along the Alpine meadow with Yaks and alpine High land Birds and flowers with Mt Cho Oyu (8153m) view. Take a short break at Luja, we continue the trek that climbs up along the side of the valley high above the rivers. We reach Machharmo. Overnight at Machhermo.
Day six : Macharmo to Gokyo (4800m,15840ft)
Trekking time: 3 to 4 hours
Today we will go to Gokyo Lake. One hour trek on the trail, through elevated grazing lands takes us to Phanga. At Phanga we observe the memorials of people who lost their lives during the landslides in the region. After passing Waterfalls, water from Gokyo lakes encounters us with first lake then the Second Lake than third Lake Gokyo Lake itself. It is surrounded by mountains. We will settle down in at Gokyo.
Day Seven : Hike to Gokyo Ri (5386m,17,773,ft) and back to Gokyo
Trekking time: 2 to 3 hours
Today we will have a rest day. We will ascend to Gokyo Ri, about 2 to 3 hrs of walk takes us to Gokyo Ri. There you can have view of panorama of four 8000ers of the Himalayas that include Mt Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu.We will retrace our way back to Gokyo for the overnight stay.
Day Eight : Gokyo to Dole (4040m,13,332ft),
Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours
After your breakfast we will walk down hill along the Dudhkoshi River. We will pass through Second and First lake of Gokyo. The trial then descends to Phanka and then to village of Machhermo. You can see magnificent Himalayan peaks such as Mt Thamserku, Mt Cho Oyu and kangtega on the way. After another hour of walk will take us to dole, where we will stay the night.
Day Nine : Dole to Namche (3440m,11,352ft),
Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours
Today’s trek involves a long tiring uphill trek through the forest of pines, oaks and rhododendrons all the way to Namche. We will follow the trial to Namche. On our way you can spot mountain goat, Musk deer, pheasant and more. We will also look back to see Lhotse, tengboche and everest for one last time. After some walk we will reach to Namche for the overnight stay.
Day ten : Namche to lukla (2880m,9,240ft)
Trekking time: 6 to 7hours
After breakfast we will start our walk to Lukla. We will walk along the Sherpa village, green vegetations and high cultivations. After walking for some hours through scattered villages and yak herder's camps will lead us to phakding. then We will gradually start our trek to Lukla. Following the trial we will ascend downhill and uphill through Sherpa villages and finally reach Lukla. Overnight stay at Lukla
Day Eleven : Lukla to Kathmandu
Flight time: 45 minutes
Today is the end of our trek. You will take an early morning joyful flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Include in Package:
- Airport pick up and drop privat vehicle.
- Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3***base hotel in Kathmandu
- Three-time main course with tea/coffee during the trek
- (breakfast, lunch and every dinner with soup) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
- Private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche and Lukla only.
- seasonal fresh fruits during the trek
- One highly experienced, helpful and English speaker friendly guide.
- Porters (1 porter between 2 Trekkers) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
- Round trip flight ticket Kathmandu to lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu including departure taxes
- Down jacket and sleeping bag during the treks
- Duffle bag to pack your trekking equipment
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid kit only for your staff
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
- TIMS Card, and Local permit Trekkers' Information Management System
- Government taxes & office service charge
Not include in Package:
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
- Personal Travel insurance for Travel to Nepal
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos for visa process
- you can also check online before you come: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
- Soft and Hard drinks including water
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot showers during the Trek
- Personal trekking equipment
- Wifi, Battery charger and phone Charger.
- Tips, Gratuities for trekking staff and Drivers
Accommodationin kathamandu 3*** base hotel on BB and lodge, tea house in Mountain part
Mealstea, Coffee, breakfast, lunch , dinner including seasonable fresh fruits,