Gokyo Valley Trek

Trek Duration
11 Days

Max Trekking Altitude
5357m

Trek Grade
Easy-Challenging

Accommodation
Teahouse

Hours of Walking
5-6 Hours per day

Area
Sagarmatha National Park

Best Time to go
September – November & March – May

Highlights


  • Avoid the Everest crowds, but enjoy the selection of great views
  • Experience Himalayan culture and tradition and meeting the famous Sherpa people
  • Hike along Ngozumpa Glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalaya
  • Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m) for spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu and many more mountains
  • Trek through the Sherpa town of Khumjung, home of a ‘real’ yeti skull
Trip Details

Gokyo Valley Trek


Gokyo Trek is a beautiful trek for the trekkers to enjoy the nature and its beauty in the Everest Region. You will witness the series of beautiful turquoise lakes in the Gokyo valley- Gokyo lake, a panoramic view of famous mountains, including the highest mountain in the world-Mt. Everest and friendly Sherpas and the Himalayan culture and the tradition. The trek also awards us with the best viewpoint in the Everest region- Gokyo Ri (5357m) from where the famous mountains like Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m),) and many more can be seen. This trek is ideal for the trekkers who wish “stay off the beaten trail”.

Itinerary
Day 1. Flight Kathmandu - Lukla (2840 m)- 30 minutes and trek to Phakding (2610 m) – 2 to 3 hrs

Day 2. Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)- 5 to 6 hrs

Day 3. Acclimatization day Namche Bazar (3440 m). Optional hike to Everest View Hotel (3880m) or Khumjung and Khunde village- 3 to 5 hrs

Day 4. Namche Bazaar (3440 m) - Phortse Thanga (3680 m) - 5 to 6 hrs. Optional: Afternoon visit to Phortse village (3810 m).

Day 5. Trek to Machhermo (4470 m) – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 6. Machhermo to Gokyo (4790 m) – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 7. Rest Day in Gokyo / side trip to Gokyo Ri (5360 m) -2 hours or Fifth Lakes/ Ngozumpa Tsho (4990 m) – 2 to 3 hours

Day 8. Gokyo to Dole (4200 m) – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 9. Dole to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 10. Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840 m) – 6 to 7 hrs

Day 11. Fly to Kathmandu -30 minutes
Confirmation of booking
All bookings are made in good faith. Once we have received your booking we will send you an invoice giving payment details.

We will require an advance deposit of US$ 200 per person in order to hold your booking on a secure basis with the balance to be paid prior to your arrival in Nepal.
Cancellation policy
Arrangements may be cancelled at any time but the cancellation should be communicated to us in writing. Since cancellation incurs administrative costs, we will retain any deposit paid and in addition will apply cancellation charges as follows.

Period before departure within which written cancellation is received, and sum of cancellation charge shown as a percentage of the package price:
  • More than 60 days: Deposit only
  • 31-60 days: 50%
  • 15-30 days: 75%
  • Less than 15 days: 100%
Price increases
Any unforeseen cost increases beyond our control will be passed on directly to the guest, whenever such increases occur.

This could include (but is not limited to) such items as airfares, fuel costs, government taxes, currency exchange variations, etc. In some cases, an increase might also be applicable if group numbers drop below the originally costed number.
Change of itinerary
We reserve the right to change or alter any itinerary at any time for reasons beyond our control. These could include but are not limited to adverse weather conditions, cancellation of flights or government restrictions in certain areas.

Whenever we are forced to make such late changes, we will always endeavor to give guests as much advance notice as possible and to ensure that the alternate itinerary achieves, insofar as possible, the objectives of the original tour.

Payment conditions


Cost Includes
  • Airfare two ways – KATHMANDU/LUKLA & LUKLA/KATHMANDU
  • Airport transfer service before and after the trek
  • Full Board meals a day with hot water and tea and coffee during the trek Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge/Teahouse during the trek (twin sharing room)
  • Experienced English Speaking, government licensed guide and porter and all their expenses during the trek like his transfer, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation (porter will carry max. 20 kg luggage).
  • All Trekking permit - Sagarmatha National Park Fee & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fee
  • Airfare for guide
  • Personal warm sleeping bag and liner
  • First aid kit and duffel bag
  • All government taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu before and after the trek we will book only on your request (starting from $30 - above)
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication
  • Entry visas fee for Nepal
  • All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.
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