Moderate to Fairly Challenging
5545m / 18187ft)
Full board on Trek
Hotel / Lodge
Flight / Private Car
- Customizable Itineraries
- Best Value Guaranteed
- We can help you make it fit your budget.
- "Snowball Discount" We offer you what we like to call snowball discounts. The more people you can bring with you in your trek, the better discounts you are entitled to.
Outlined Itinerary for Gokyo Valley Trek 13 Days
- Pick up and drop from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport.
- Kathmandu to Lukla, lukla Kathmandu Domastic Flight Ticket
- Full board meals (3 meals a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trek
- Accommodation in twin sharing bases during trek in Tea House, Lodges or Guesthouse
- Trekking Permit for cases like National Park entry fee.
- Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.
- One trekking Guides food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment during your travel period.
- One Porter food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment during your travel period.
- 2 night accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast as per plan.
- Medical supplies like First Aid Kit.
- Welcome and farewell dinner.
- Our service charges all kinds of government taxes.
- Lunch, dinner and other expenses during your stay in Kathmandu.
- Bar Bavrage, Tea coffee.
- Tips to Guide and Portere
Missed your chance to see Gokyo valley treks while trekking Everest Base Camp? Or you have this unfulfilled desire to witness the glory of Gokyo Lakes in Khumbu Region? Well, you no longer have to be sad about it! We now introduce you to a gorgeous deal to go through the incredible Gokyo Valley.
Gokyo Valley trek itinerary has ever since been a top pick for all trekkers because of the turquoise lakes and Gokyo Ri peak which are the height of magnificence in Everest region. Respecting your choice, Gokyo Valley Trekking package is here to offer you the astounding beauty of Gokyo Lakes that resides as a series of nature exploration, one after another with total of six azure lakes. The embellishing charm of these lakes is simply spectacular to observe.
Adding flavor to our journey comes Gokyo Ri, the dazzling mountain presenting you with impeccable views of mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest and Makalu.
Start your voyage in the company of wonderful Trans-Himalayan flight and get chance to experience the nature as well as the culture of the people living in Himalayan region. Let this Gokyo Valley Trek take you to the valleys beautifully placed within the lap of giant Mountains and put you in an exploration of the hidden treasures in the Khumbu Region.
The initiation point for our Gokyo Valley Trek is Lukla. We take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu once the trekking is accomplished. The Route Map has captured every trail we would be following throughout our Gokyo Valley/Gokyo Lake Trek.
Gokyo Valley Trek or Gokyo Lake Trek is destined to the astounding Gokyo valley which is the home to sparkling azure lakes and Gokyo Ri peak. The pristine views of Gokyo is so luring that it's definite you'll plunge into its never enough beauty. Here are the major highlights of your Gokyo Valley Trek.
- Dudh Koshi, the River of Milk, Rhododendron and Magnolia Forests
- The main gateway to our Everest trekking, Namche Bazaar
- Spring Season is the best to discover the wild variety of flowers all around
- Unique Sherpa culture and generous hospitalities of the people living in this region
- Learn Buddhism, and visit ancient monasteries
- The traditional farming system
- Sparkling azure Gokyo Lakes (first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth)
- Gokyo Ri where lies an excellent view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang and Makalu
- Lama footprints on the stones
- Luza, a small charming village at an altitude on 4360m
- Mong La, a wonderful land residing on the lap of Mt. Khumbila
- The world's largest Ngozumba Glacier
Our Trekking Group
The trekking group to Gokyo Lake depends on the number of persons. Normally, we take in 1-10 persons in a group. However, if you are in a bigger group of more than 10 persons, we can manage the Gokyo Valley Trek accordingly. The maximum number '10' is the outcome of generally organized group treks. But, we are good at organizing treks for any group size you require.
Besides the trekking group, we have our local staffs to assist you as well. Trekking does not just mean traveling around; it will be more rewarding if you can gain good bunch of information of the areas you travel. So, we provide you with guides for that and in order to assure easy travel experience, we have porters who would carry on your luggage. We will facilitate you with 1 porter for 2 persons, 1 porter carrying maximum of 20 kg weight.
Guides and Porters
For trekking group of 1 to 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
For trekking group of more than 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Accomodation and Meals
Our overnight stay would be on Tea houses and Guest Houses during Gokyo Valley Trekking. Twin sharing comfortable beds and common bathroom will be provided. The place is clean and hygienic. However, if you require a single supplement accommodation, it can also be made available on request at an additional cost of US$ 200. But still you need to be aware that single supplement accommodation may not be available at all the places during your Gokyo Lakes trek.
This Gokyo Valley/Gokyo Ri trek would let you experience typical Nepali food, special mountain foods and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental. You can always make your choices from the food menu available there. We will have breakfast and dinner at tea house/guest house whereas we will have lunch on our way.
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel. We offer welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfasts during your stay in Kathmandu. Other meals as well as your other personal expenses will be from your own pocket. Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea/Coffee) are included during the Gokyo Valley Trek once you leave Kathmandu.
The means of transportation are cars/vans and planes. Pick up and drop from airport to hotel, and hotel to airport will be done by the vehicles of Imperial Nepal Treks.
Our Gokyo trekking will start with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, there is no transport and we will walk all the way to our destination. Coming back to Lukla upon the completion of Gokyo Valley Trekking, we take back flight from Lukla to Kathmandu again.
Safety and Precaution
It is necessary that you take in good precaution during your travel to avoid any difficulties in your Gokyo Valley trek. As the Gokyo Trekking leads to higher altitude range, you need some trustworthy, experienced, qualified and well-equipped people around you. Your safety is assured by the local trek guide and other staffs.
Since these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced, qualified and well-equipped leader such that your trek runs safe and successful one. The guides of Imperial Nepal Treks are trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certified from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association with experience over 8 years. So, this is a double assurance for your safety and to make sure that you are in the correct and professionals hand. Thus, you need not worry about anything; we are here only at your service.
Regarding health issues, we are well aware that you are likely to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up high at faster pace is too harmful and can be fatal as well because of less oxygen. Some general symptoms of AMS are
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Rapid pulse (heart rate)
- Shortness of breath with exertion
Due to this, we need good time to adapt in the current environment and thus we have planned our itineraries in such a way that we get enough time for acclimatization to ensure your health safety.
A good planning for Trek to Gokyo is a must to minimize the health risks with problems like AMS. And if you are a patient of heart, lungs or blood disease, it is very important that you consult with your doctors and familiarize yourself with the remedies for the diseases before Gokyo Lakes Trek.
On your date of arrival, Imperial Nepal Treks will be there to welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. We will pick you and shift you in a tourist standard hotel as per booking for an overnight accommodation
We start our trek with a charming flight to Lukla from Kathmandu after having a breakfast early morning. Once we arrive at Lukla, we head towards Phakding that takes around 4 hours of walk. On our way to Phakding, we will observe beautiful stone walls, painted and non-painted mani stones, view of Kusum Khangkaru mountain, and finally, reach Phakding.
Phakding is the first viewpoint of Kongde Ri mountain range. Also, 500 years old Pemacholing Monastery exists here. Our accommodation would be in a tea house or lodge on full board basis.
From Phakding, we walk towards Namche Bazaar, our second destination of the Gokyo Everest Base Camp Trek. Passing by Rimshung Monastery and Uchhecholing Monastery, we climb up along the trail and visit Sagarmatha National Park. You can have the internet access here. Moving forward, we cross Larbha Dobhan and taking a further step ahead, we will witness the first view of Mount Everest. Climbing up the path, we are finally at Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar is the main gateway to Everest, you will find colorful Khumbu villages, Banks, Money Exchanger, Internet café and overall all the facilities you can find in the city. On Saturday, a special market appears here, people come here to sell their products and buy things necessary for them. Our accommodation would be in a tea house or lodge on full board basis.
This day is the rest day as we need enough time for acclimatization; however, if you are willing to hike for some time then we take you to famous Everest View Hotel that takes around 3 hours to catch glimpses of Mt. Everest. On our way back, we'll visit Hilary and Sherpa museum. You will get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis
Our trek to Dhole begins from Namche as we follow the trails via Khyangjuma with few short up and downs. A little ahead from Khyangjuma, comes Sanasa, where shines our beautiful giant peak, Mount Everest. The trek is quite strenuous as we need to cross Mong La, a wonderful land residing on the lap of Mt. Khumbila. We continue down to Phortse Thanga, and little further from here appears the Dhole National Park Check Post. Tasting the Flora and fauna of this region, we pass by some waterfalls and enter Dhole. Dhole is a small settlement with few tea houses. We stay in a teahouse at Dhole for overnight where we get full board meals.
From Dhole, we climb up steadily to Lhabarma following the Dudh Koshi River. The pathway till Lhabarma is steep and full of thorny bushes. The trail offers a dynamic view of Cho Oyu, Kantega, Thamserku and we reach Luza, a small charming village at an altitude of 4360m. Again, we ascend to Machhermo via Luza that lies at an altitude of 4360m. The track is full of sand spurs, and as we reach Machhermo, the beautiful stream flowing down from Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche leading to Dudh Koshi River is seen. The valley, high above the river, also consists of the Himalayan Rescue Hospital, the hospital provides with classes for altitude sickness, causes, prevention techniques, and treatments. We stay in Machhermo at night where your accommodation would be on full board basis in teahouse or lodge.
Finally trekking to our main destination, Gokyo, we climb through the Chorten ridge and reach Phangga. An avalanche occurred here in the year 1995. The valley so beautiful at the bottom of Mount Kantega and Thamserku can be seen nicely from here. Also, the northern part of Mount Cho Oyu residing at height of 5200 is simply overwhelming.
Gokyo has always been famous for the sparkling Lakes and mountain. Taking in the glorious view of Mount Chadoten and Ngozumba Glacier, we arrive at the First Gokyo Lake called 'Lonspunga Tso' lying at the height of 4710m. This azure lake and the rays of sun over it is much too eye-catching. The Lama footprints on the stones are also something to notice here.
After ascending for a while, we reach the Second Lake, Taujung Tsho residing at 4728m with its shimmering beauty. Moving little further from the second lake, the third lake, Gokyo Tsho (4734m) appears right in front of us.
Cherished by the lake views, we step ahead for Gokyo village, standing on the edge of third Gokyo Lake. Wakened by the charming beauty of these lakes, we spend the night at Gokyo in a lodge where your accommodation would be on full board basis in teahouse or lodge.
The day is for our important point of trekking i.e. acclimatization, without it, the travel would be hectic and a disaster. In order to familiarize with the altitude and environment here, we take rest. But, if you are still interested in hiking, we explore Gokyo at its best by traveling towards Gokyo Ri, the famous peak lying at 5483m. Filled with excitement and bliss, we walk to find the fourth (Thonak Tsho) and fifth (Ngozumba Tsho) lake. From the fifth lake, Cho Oyu Base Camp and the world's biggest Ngozumpa glacier is seen in its perfection. The sixth lake Gyazumba Tsho at the bottom of the Cho Oyu can also be hiked if you are still keenly interested to explore more.
On the way down to Gokyo, we trek to Gokyo Ri (5483m). Gokyo Ri another magnificent point to view the mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho-Oyu, Gyachung Kang and Makalu gleaming in our eyes. After the excitement being fulfilled, we trek down to Gokyo and stay here for an overnight. Your accommodation would be on full board basis in teahouse or lodge.
Tracing the same route, we head down to Dhole via Machhermo. The trek onwards is downhill. We pass through Luza valley and cross Lhabarma. We then reach Dhole. We stay here for an overnight. Your accommodation would be on full board basis in teahouse or lodge.
We move downhill further to Namchebazar eyeing on the flora and fauna of Dhole National Park. We cross Mong La and reach Sanasa. Following the trail through Khyangjuma, we reach Namche Bazar. We stay in a teahouse/lodge in Namche Bazar for overnight where we get full board meals.
Walking down from here, we pass the Everest viewpoint and Larja Dobhan. Following back the same trail towards Lukla via Phakding and the same glorious views as well the Sherpa valleys around, we step in Lukla. Coming nearer to the point of beginning of this wonderful journey, we enjoy the last memories of our trek with verdant greeneries all around. We will stroll around the Lukla and also reconfirm the flight ticket on this day. Rejoicing the very last moments of our Gokyo Valley/Gokyo Lake Trekking, we celebrate and have dinner with the crew members. We stay in a hotel at night where you will get meals on full board basis.
We will take in Lukla to Kathmandu flight that is around 30 to 40 minutes. You will meet the team of Imperial Nepal who will drop you at the Hotel you stayed before (unless changed). As this is the last day, we enjoy the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with live music and rejoice the moments.
The representatives from Imperial Nepal Treks will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and assist you in your final departure from Kathmandu. We bid our last goodbyes and you will head towards your destination.
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