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Gokyo Valley Trek

  • 14 Days
  • From USD
  • $1,595.00  (P/P)

Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Transportation + Airplane
  • Max. Altitude: 5360m.
  • Best months: September - December, March - May
  • Group size : 1 - 15 people
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses in the trek

Gokyo Valley Trek is a fairly popular tourist destination in Everest region in northern- east of Nepal. Gokyo is barely a hamlet at the elevation of 4750m, one of the highest settlements in Nepal and in the world. Near the village is Gokyo Lake, the world’s highest freshwater lake comparing with others lakes and is considered as a holy Lake for both Hindu and Buddhist where, about 500 Hindus take a bath in Janai Purnima festival, falls in August. This trek offers the best views from the top of Gokyo Ri (peak) at the altitude of the 5316m and final destination of the trek. From the Gokyo peak, you can have the best view of the Ngongjumpa glacier, biggest glacier in Nepal, wonderful view of sunrise and sunset, and a magnificent view of the eight thousand such as Mt. Makalu, Lhotse, Everest and Cho Oyo and addition, numerous other peaks.   

Gokyo Valley Trek begins from Lukla after 35-minute flights from Kathmandu. The trail leads through Chhoplung, the first sight of holy mount. Khumbila from Choplung village and ascends to Thadokhola, past the beautiful village of Ghat with colourful mani walls, Stupa, prayer flags and prayer wheels to Phakding.The trail takes you to tourist hub Namche Bazaar 3440m along the river through small villages of Sherpa, crossing many times steel bridge over the Dudhkoshi River and enjoying the magnificent mountain view. You can make the acclimatisation day in Namche while, you hike to the Everest view hotel, offers an awesome view of mountains then explore Sherpa culture in the village of Khumjung, khunde. The treks to Mongla pass 2900m, descent to Phortse and ascend through the forest of birch and rhododendron to Dole. The trail leads through the meadow valley, flowering place, past stone huts and small tea shops to Machhermo. Here is Himalayan Rescue Association office where the doctors give a lecture about High altitude sickness that may helpful in higher. Trek continues to Gokyo 4700m along the River enjoying the view of mountains. If the weather is clear, you can ascend anytime to Gokyo Ri 5316m for either sunrise or sunset view and awesome mountain view. The return trek to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Gokyo Valley Trek is a beautiful combination of flora fauna and local Buddhist Sherpa culture. The best season trek to Gokyo valley is spring and autumn. Where many colourful flowers blossom in the spring season that fascinates the flower lovers and autumn is best for the landscapes, wildlife, and mountains. This trek can combine with Everest Base Camp Trek and Renjola Pass Trek as well. Please, check your equipment checklist before starting the trek.

What You Can Expect

  • Sightseeing in historical and world's haritage sites in Kathmandu
  • The largest glacier of Nepal
  • The best view point
  • An exciting scenic flight
  • Magnificent mountain view

Outline Itinerary

01 Days Arrival in Katmandu then transfer to hotel

We will meet at the Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel. First, you will check into your room then we will talk about the trek. In the evening Himalayan Joy will host welcome dinner in the typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Trip Map

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops by private tourist vehicle.
  • 3 nights hotel (3 star category) in Kathmandu on B/B plan.
  • Flight to and from Lukla (15 kg baggage per person)
  • Accommodation and meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in the whole trekking.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two people)
  • Insurance for the staffs
  • Local transportation
  • Himalayan Joy Adventure T-shirt and Duffel bag
  • National park and TIMS permits.

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance which should covers emergency rescue and evacuation (most required)
  • International flight fare
  • Entrance fees while you are in sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.
  • Nepal entry visa, which can be obtained easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.
  • Drinks such as mineral water, cola, sprite, fanta and beer etc.
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipments.
  • Tips for trekking / tour staffs and driver.
  • If incase flight delayed or canceled, the extra expenses such as hotel and food. (If regular flight is canceled, can fly by helicopter to assure your destination. The extra cost will be covered by your insurance) 

Trip Note

ECO-FRIENDLY: Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can take a long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimises the fuel used and to make a campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveller so, just leaving a footprint on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradable which you had.

FLIGHT DELAY IN LUKLA: Sometimes the flight may be cancelled due to the unpredictable weather in Luka so Himalayan Joy Adventure has created an itinerary for this trek with one day free/extra day at the end of the trek. In case your flight has been cancelled more than two days, we will charter a helicopter to and from Luka to ensure your flight on scheduled towards homeland or further destination. This extra service cost will be minimum $500 to maximum $4000 USD dollars which you can claim from your insurance.

MEDICAL FACILITY IN THE EVEREST REGION TREKKING ROUTE

Lukla                    - Government Health Post and Hospital (Pasang Lhamu Nicole Niquille Hospital)

Namche               - Dental Clinic and Health post

Khunde                - Hospital (Hillary Trust)

Pheriche             - HRA Aid – Post Doctor

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