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Gokyo Valley Trekking - 15 Days - (1 248.00)1 185.60
(Gokyo Valley Trekking)

Gokyo Valley Trekking is a traditional trekking trail in the Everest region that blends in the natural beauty, adventure and diversity. Have the view of magnificent view of the tallest Everest and scores of other big and small Himalayas, the largest glacier in the Nepalese Himalayas and variety of flora and fauna besides the unique cultured settlements in the region. Join the Gokyo Valley Trekking to explore around the marvelous turquoise water lakes and different side of the Himalayas not seen from the Everest Base Camp and the surrounding regions besides the glaciers and glacial rivers which also carries religious and cultural significance for the locals and forms the source of mighty and torrential Sapta Koshi River, the biggest river in Nepal.

Gokyo Valley Trekking takes you to the less popular yet more beautiful region which is natural, ecological and religious importance to the locals and visitors alike. The journey begins with the exploration of the ancient, cultural and historical heritages of Kathmandu valley including the Newari culture, tradition and lifestyle that has been in existence since ages. After that, the flight of around 35 minutes takes you to the beautiful Lukla Airport. Following the company of the mighty Dudh Koshi River and enjoying the view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam and other peaks that overlooks our trekking trail, we trek through several villages and the floral, faunal diversity of Sagarmatha National Park to reach the buzzing city of Namche Bazaar. Afterwards we take on the less travelled paths we wander on the trail through settlements of Dole and Machhermo before the beautiful Gokyo valley welcomes us. After exploring the Gokyo village, one of the highest settlements in the world, ascending the Gokyo ridge and witnessing marveling scenarios we return from the valley. The awesome Ngozumba glacier, allows you to enjoy the huge panorama of Gokyo Peak. The view with the glacier of Ngozumpa provides us a perfect setting of every needs of your heart wants. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Cho Oyu (8153m) and Makalu (8463m) are the five highest mountains seen from here. The view from this peak is more beautiful than from the iconic and more popular Kala Patthar in the Everest region. The return journey from Gokyo valley is a leisurely trek through Lukla and Namche to return back to Kathmandu. Intermittently, we also trek past Buddhist monasteries and prayer wheels, suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags and other cultural symbols.

Gokyo Valley Trekking provides the perfect setting for trekking in the same way your heart wants. In this moderate trekking get proper guidance, acclimatization, carefully planned itinerary, professional guides and, natural, cultural as well as biotic diversity on joining the trekking team of Trekking Planner Nepal. September to December and March to May serves as the best season for this trekking. We make sure that you get the best out of the trekking experience in the region with comfort and safety.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )

Upon arrival you will be picked up at the international airport in Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel by our airport representative. After refreshments your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel for a half day sightseeing tour to Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. Later on this evening you will be picked up from your hotel for a cultural dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu

Today you have a full day guided sightseeing tour to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Durbar Square, then visit “Swyambhunath” a Holy sight of Hinduism and Buddhism also known as “the monkey temple” as a large number of holy monkeys are living in the north-west part of the temple. Next, you will be taken to “Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. You will then be driven to “Boddhanath Stupa” one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding the trek as well as provide you the opportunity to ask any questions of the upcoming trip. Second overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 35min and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk

Today an early morning transfer to the airport for 35min short but scenic fight to the Himalayan foothills where we begin our trek into the Everest region. The views from the plane are stunning, providing dramatic sights of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing at Lukla airport, we walk for 3 hours to the town of Phakding with few up and downs along the Dudh Koshi River. Stay overnight at the tea house in Phakding.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk

Today after breakfast, we continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River, crossing this majestic river numerous times on exciting suspension bridges decorated with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, from Larja Dobhan the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to the Everest region. Stay overnight at a tea house In Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazar

Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward trekkers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, the beautiful Ama Dablam and many more. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. Stay over night at the tea house.

Day 06: Trek to Phortse Tanga (3690m/12106ft) 3-4 hrs walk

You will climb the Khumjung hill and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading the Dudh Koshi from where the route turns to the north. There is a chorten on the ridge top at 3973m which descends from Khumbila (5761m).You will visit Mohang, the birth place of re-incarnate Lama of Rongbuk monastery of Tibet who introduced Buddhism in Khumbu region. The trail descends in a series of steep switchbacks down a sandy slope to the Dush Koshi. Stay over night at the tea house.

Day 07: Trek to Dole (4200m/13780ft) 3-4 hrs walk

You will climb steeply out of the valley through rhododendron forests. The trail passes through many Kharkas-the summer settlements used to by Sherpas while bringing herds of yaks to graze. The route passes through the settlements of Tongba (3950m), Gyele (3960m). Stay over night at the tea house.

Day 08: Trek to Machermo (4470m/14665ft) 4-5 hrs walk

From Dole the trail climbs steadily along the side of the valley, rhododendron forest giving way to scrub Juniper as altitude increases you will pass through many summer settlements, used when Yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of us are excellent views of Cho Oyu while backing down the valley is peaks of Kantiaga and Thamsherku. This is a short day trek and we arrive at Macherma(4410m),around lunch time.

Day 09: Trek to Gokyo (4790m/15715ft) 4-5 hrs walk

Beyond Machhermo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kantega and up towards Cho-Oyu (8,153m). Beyond the ridge the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangram at 4,390m. The route descends to the river bank before beginning the climb up to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. It is a steep climb on the moraine. Afterwards the trail levels out as it follows the valley past a second lake, known as Longponga at 4,690m, where you can find the Lama Foot prints then finally up a boulder-strewn path to Gokyo at 4,750m, on edge of the third lake. Gokyo a small settlement but slowly growing with about 6-8 lodges at present. Gokyo with its glacial lake and the surrounding high snow capped mountain certainly makes this place one of the gem of Khumbu region. Stay over night at the tea house.

Day 10: Full day in Gokyo

Today an early morning your guide will take you to the Gokyo Ri (5463m/17923ft) for sunrise view. From here you will have chance to full part of Mt Everest and Cho-yu and lake in the valley and biggest glacier of the named Na-Jumpa glacier. Back to hotel for breakfast and after breakfast in the afternoon you will have chance explore up to the fifth lake passing another forth lake and enjoy the view. Stay over night at the tea house.

Day 11: Trek to Dole (4200m/13780ft) 4-5 hrs walk

After wonderful time you re-trace back to Dole via Machhermo. Stay over night at the tea house.

Day 12: Trek to Namche (3440m/11287ft) 4-5 hrs walk

Today after breakfast star same trail with big descend till Phortse Tanga than ascend to the Mongla dada from where trail goes slow down all the way to Namche. Stay over night at the tea house.

Day 13: Trek to Lukla (2828m/9279ft)) 5-6 hrs walk

Today after breakfast you will re-trace back to Lukla with few up and down. Stay over night at the tea house.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu(1350m/4430ft )

Today an early morning your guide will take you to the airport for short but scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Up on arrival you will be picked up and transfer to the hotel by our airport representative. Stay over night at the hotel.

Day 15: Final departure

Transfer to the international airport for next destination flight.

Services
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Private Tour
  • Round Trip Transfer

Cost Includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.

Cost Excludes:

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes colum

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