Trip Overview

The Gokyo valley lies in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. Gokyo Valley comprises of the Gokyo Ri and Gokyo lake. The Gokyo village is situated in the foot of Gokyo Ri. Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu and few other peaks are visible from Gokyo valley. The Gokyo valley trekking is widely popular among trekkers heading towards the Everest Base Camp.

The Gokyo Ri is a peak with height of 5357meters in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The largest glacier of Nepal, Ngozumpa, also lies near to the Gokyo Peak. Trekkers reach up to Gokyo Ri and turn from the point. Climbing the Gokyo Prak is a prime part of visiting Gokyo Valley.

The Gokyo Lake of this region is widely popular among the followers of Hinduism and Buddhism. During the festival Janai Purnima, huge numbers of devotees come to this lake for a holy bath. The lake is also worshipped as the residing place of ‘Nag Devata’.

Apart from Gokyo valley, Namche Bazar and Lukla are also important spots during the trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs walks.
Day 04: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 05: Trek to Dole 4,200m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Machherma 4,470 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,790m – 04 hrs.
Day 08: At Gokyo hike to Gokyo Ri 5,357m afternoon free to relax and enjoy the views.
Day 09: Morning at leisure and walk to Nha 4,750m – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Phortse village 3,810 m – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m via Pangboche – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla – 04 hrs.
Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 15: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Gokyo Valley trekking and while you are under our care.

Evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and walk to Phakding 2,640 m - 04 hrs.
Morning depart from the hotel for fabulous Gokyo Valley trekking around high Khumbu within Everest, taking a short scenic flight of 30 mins with sweeping panorama of high peaks including Mt. Everest, as the small aircraft lands at Lukla of above 2,820 m high, from here walk towards Phakding on gradual downhill trail with short ups with views of Kwangde and Kusum-Khanguru peaks as the walk leads through Choplung and Ghat Sherpa villages to reach our overnight stop at Phakding.

Phakding village, located above Dudh Kosi River here with time for short hike around this lovely village to witness Sherpa cultures with overnight halt in a nice cozy lodge.

Day 03: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs walks.
After a pleasant night stop with the sound of river, morning walk leads following the Dudh Kosi River upstream and crossing suspension bridges to reach at Monjo village with grand views of Kwangde and Tharmarserku peaks, from here into Sagarmatha National park (Sagarmatha Nepalese name for Mt. Everest, while Sherpa calls Chomolungma in both languages means 'Great Mother').

Walk proceed towards Jorsalle village and into river valley covered within rhododendron-pines-oaks and fir trees as the route leads uphill for few hours to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, where colorful and busy Saturday market is held weekly.

Day 04: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization and local hike.
An important rest day for proper acclimatization before heading higher elevation, at Namche one can take a short walk to Everest View Hotel of few hours walk uphill or visit the park museum located on top of Namche Bazaar offers grand views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Amadablam and other series of snow capped peaks.

Visit its interesting museum full of information regarding Sherpa people, culture with flora/fauna and as well of mountaineering history, rest of the afternoon free at leisure with views of mountains.

Day 05: Trek to Dole 4,200m - 06 hrs.
With marvelous overnight stop and rest day at Namche Bazaar, morning a short steep climb and then on pleasant winding trail into alpine woodland with super views of Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse-Amadablam with other smaller peaks, as the walk continues heading uphill to Mong danda, a small place on a ridge top facing magnificent views of peaks.

From here downhill to Dudh Kosi River near Phunki Thanka for lunch within the shade of tall alpine woodland, and the continue walk for another few hours with a climb into serene alpine forest filled with rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines-juniper and fir tree lines with constant view of peaks, finally walk ends on a small place at Dole for overnight stop.

Day 06: Trek to Machherma 4,470 m - 04 hrs.
From Dole morning walk starts with a climb as the rhododendron forest declines for smaller rhododendron and juniper bushes, where walk proceeds to higher altitude, as the route leads on a high ridge and then on level path for an hour reaching at Lhabarma Kharka and Luza at 4,390m; as the walk continues skirting a ridge line with super views of Cho-Oyu world 6th highest peak at 8,201 m high, from here descend to Machherma a small settlement with few good lodges, at Machherma for lunch and overnight stop with ample time for short walks or just relax and enjoy the views.

Day 07: Trek to Gokyo Lake 4,790m - 04 hrs.
After Machherma with touch of altitude, today another short walk to reach at Gokyo Lake as our morning walk leads on nice gradual path to Pangka, a small flat area and then descend to follow a glacial  river one of the tributaries of Dudh Kosi, the source flows from Ngozumba Glacier with Mt. Cho-Oyu and adjoining peaks.

Our morning walk leads to a climb encountering Gokyo first lake and then past second lakes to reach towards third lake known as Dudh Pokhari, popularly known as Gokyo Lake, around Gokyo in early days was a yak herders summer settlement in the shade of Mt. Cho Oyo and Gyachung Kang reflecting on its emerald colored Gokyo Lake.

On reaching at Gokyo, transfer into a nice and cozy lodge for overnight stop with lunch above the lake overlooking superb views of surrounding landscapes and mountains.

Day 08: At Gokyo hike to Gokyo Ri 5,357m afternoon free to relax and enjoy the views.
Early morning hike up to Gokyo Ri to catch the stunning sunrise views over chain of world highest mountains, as the route climbs steeply offering grand views finally after two hours of hard walk reaching the top of Gokyo Ri at 5,357 m high commanding glorious panorama from Mt. Everest-Lhotse-Makalu with Mt. Cho-Oyu includes series of peaks and of Gokyo lake with Ngozumba Glacier down below.

After grand marvelous time and worth the tough climb, descend back to Gokyo for breakfast and lunch with afternoon free to relax.

(for interested and energetic people can take a day hike up Gokyo 5th lake near Cho-Oyu base camp taking more than 6 hours both ways)

Day 09: Morning at leisure and walk to Nha 4,750m - 04 hrs.
For those who missed the hike to Gokyo Ri previous morning, with opportunity to climb up to the view point, morning at leisure and after breakfast and lunch walk to Nha a small settlement with just few simple lodge beneath Ngozumba Glacier on route Phortse village.

Day 10: Trek to Phortse village 3,810 m - 04 hrs.
Starting with easy and pleasant morning as the walk descend on gradual winding path above Dudh Kosi River opposite from Machherma area, walk leads with marvelous views, finally reaching a quaint Sherpa village a peaceful spot at Phortse village where few trekkers pass this route.

Day 11: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m via Pangboche - 05 hrs.
Morning overlooking superb views of high snow capped peaks with Amadablam North Face, as our adventure begins heading uphill for an hour to a ridge and then on gradual up with stunning views as the walk leads above the river, where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging icy river.

After a pleasant stop at Pangboche village near its old monastery walk brings you leads downhill to a bridge over Imjatse River, where an hour steep up into a cool lovely alpine forest brings you at beautiful Thyangboche Monastery with sweeping panorama of Mt. Everest and Amadablam with other adjoining peaks. Here with enough time to visit its interesting monasteries where you can observe monks and priest on prayer.

This place is also famous for Mani Rimdu festival which takes place in the month of October months.

Day 12: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m - 06 hrs.
From here onward long descend to Phunki Tenga on crossing a wooden bridge climb uphill to Lobesa and Sanasa small villages with gradual winding path to Kyanjinma, a nice place with few lodges facing Everest-Amadablam and Tharmarserku peaks, here chance of spotting some wild life like Thar, Musk deer and the colorful Danphe (Impeyan pheasant and national bird of Nepal).

After a wonderful time at this scenic quiet spot within serene alpine woodland walk descends towards with pleasant and scenic walk towards Namche Bazaar, here having a short rest and then continue walk downhill towards Monjo for overnight stop.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.
Our marvelous Gokyo Valley treks concludes with a walk back to Lukla, as the trail leads on the same route following gentle path past Phakding and Ghat villages with an climb to reach at Lukla, where you can enjoy the afternoon relaxing and celebrate with staff-guides-porters and fellow member on this last night around high Khumbu within Everest areas.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Early morning transfer to Lukla airport known as Tenzing & Hillary airport with its unique airstrip, sometime the flight can delay due to bad weather, as the flight arrives from Kathmandu board on the smaller Twin-Otter or Dornier airplane where a scenic flight brings you at hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life.

Day 15: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience on Gokyo Valley Trekking.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek
  • Licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping bag during the trek (should be returned to us)
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee 40 USD for a month. Nepal visa can be obtained at your country in Nepalese consulate office before arrival in Nepal or you can get Nepal visa after arrival in Kathmandu airport.
  • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (Due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (And also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
  • Personal high altitude medicines, first aid kits, equipments, gears, cloths etc.
  • Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge of camera or mobile, extra porters if you wish to take, mineral water, Shower etc).
  • Tips for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal since long though this is not obligation if your trip is not satisfied with our staffs.

Trip Equipment

For Head
  1. Sun hat / Scarf
  2. Sun glasses
  3. Head Tourch
For Upper Body
  1. Water Proof Jacket
  2. Down Jacket
  3. Light Weight T-shirt
For Lower Body
  1. Water Proof Pants
  2. Light Weight Pant
For Hand
  1. Gloves
For Feet
  1. Thin Inner socks
  2. Woolen socks
  3. Hiking boots (preferred comfortable boots)
Other Accessories
  1. Trekking and sleeping bags
  2. Water and camel bottle etc

Please be noted that the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide group discounts of 10% for booking of two or more than two person. If a group booking of 10 or more than 10 people, then it is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for a person. And if your group is much larger, please contact us to negotiate about the discount. By the way, we also provide private and tailor made trip best suited for you.
Note: Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal, whereas, End dates are the returning date from Nepal.

Start Date End Date Price Per Person Status
29th September 2017 13th October 2017 $ 1590 Guaranteed
9th October 2017 23rd October 2017 $ 1590 Guaranteed
17th October 2017 31st October 2017 $ 1590 Guaranteed
26th October 2017 9th November 2017 $ 1590 Guaranteed
7th November 2017 21st November 2017 $ 1590 Guaranteed
15th November 2017 29th November 2017 $ 1590 Guaranteed
21st November 2017 5th December 2017 $ 1590 Guaranteed

Private Trip

Considering our clients' wish, we also provide private trip to them by which they can spend their memorable moments without any disturbance.

Tailor Made Trip

Taking this itinerary as base, you can make your own itinerary. You can add your own activities like Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trishuli River Rafting, Bungee Jumping etc.





Choose your date
The above itinerary is a standard info of what we provide. But this trip can be customized  as per your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Note: During the trip, weather condition, transportation, local political factors etc can result in the change of itinerary. Therefore, if such condition occurs during the trip, leader has right to decide the best alternative considering the interest of whole group. However, we do our best to minimize the effects of such thing, but we will not be responsible for the result of changes or delays.

Kathmandu - Lukla Flight Delay

In order to go to Everest Region trek, domestic flight is the primary mode of transport to reach at Lukla. It is fairly included in the trip. Sometimes, domestic flight (Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu) may be delayed due to weather conditions or any technical problems. In case of flight delay, Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition can arrange heli charter to ensure your are on schedule for your internation flight. However, you will be charged additional amount for heli charter which can be directly payable to our office at Kathmandu. The heli charter amount depends on group size. The minimum cost is $500 USD and maximum cost is $3500 USD. We suggest you to come a day earlier before you begin your trek. If you arrive a day earlier, you will have time to rest as well as time to buy trekking equipment. Likewise, having some extra days after you finished you trek is also better because your flight to Kathmandu/Lukla might be delayed due to bad weather and any technical problems.

We believe in Humanity

Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition P. Ltd supports local NGO's and Orphan Foundation in number of ways.:-
Donation:
We donate up to 12% of its annual revenue to local community projects like regular maintenance of government schools, rebuilding of earthquake affected houses etc.
Sponsorship
Sponsorship is one of the major activities to help orphan children. We also help to conduct sponsorship by collaboration with some organizations.
Volunteering Program
Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition organize volunteering programs in several fields like Education, Health, Technology, Agriculture and Cultural Exchange. It is basically target into remote and rural areas of Nepal.