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Gokyo Valley Trek

  • 13 Days

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 one of the most popular trekking routes in the Everest region. On this trek, you walk to the home of the highest hill of the world Gokyo Ri and several Himalayan lakes known as Gokyo Lakes. The trek features mountains (above 8000 m.) and various Himalayan glacial lakes.

Gokyo Valley trek is a trek through the most stunning trekking route. The trek passes through the magical Gokyo valley that rests in the pristine surrounding on the lap of different mountains.

The scenic natural beauty along the trek route is beyond your imagination. You will catch sight of peaks like Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Makalu (8463 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), etc. Stunning panorama of the snow-covered vistas and the deeply-incised valleys are glorious.

While trekking, you will feel blessed with the delightful valleys and crystal clear magnificent lakes especially in the sunrise and sunsets. As the sunbeam falls over the lake water the whole lake and the valleys start to dance in the sunbeams. The world’s highest peak Mt.Everest never goes off your sight. You will also see the largest glacier of Himalaya (The Ngozumpa Glacier).

Beautiful Sherpa villages and their hospitality are heartwarming. Different monasteries and the Buddhist practices there allures you and give spiritual relaxation. In the region, you may see antique establishments for centuries of years old culture and traditions.

In this Gokyo Valley trek, you walk through the novice route and explore the enticing nature, antique trans-Himalayan culture, and the amazing hospitality.

Best time to trek

To trek in the Gokyo Valley, autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons.

During autumn, the bright radiance of the Sun makes the days pleasant. The weather is dry and clear. The clear mountain visibility and glittery skies are wonderful.

 Autumn starts as monsoon ends. So, the green grasslands and woodlands become alive with cheerfulness. Also, autumn is the season of festivals in Nepal. So, you’ll experience a homely and delightful environment while trekking.

 As the spring season arrives, the cold weather makes a run. Days are warmer and suitable to trek. But, at higher altitudes, you might see frequent storms and considerable snowfalls.

 Spring is the season when nature exhibits its best. Chirps of Birds and alluring fragrance of flowers!  Colors of Rhododendrons fill the hills. You will enjoy the sights of vegetation’s in the lower region during the spring season.

To know more about this trek, you can feel free to contact us.

Gokyo Valley Trek Difficulty

This is a moderate trek in the Everest region where you will normally walk for 5-6 hours a day. So, if you are able to walk for such hours in a day, you can definitely make it to the Gokyo valley. Himalayan Joy Adventure suggests the trekking enthusiasts like you do some minor physical training before venturing on this trek.

The valley has a tundra climate so the temperature is low usually in this region. So, you will experience much cold even in the warmest climate. So, you must be careful while packing your clothes for this trek.

This novice trek is usually peaceful and you may get lost in the passes and routes. So, we suggest you hire a licensed guide. Allow us, our teams form Himalayan Joy Adventures is happy to arrange guide, porter, and permits for your trek.

What You Can Expect

  • The largest glacier and freshwater lake of Nepal
  • Magnificent mountain view from Gokyo-Ri
  • The pristine turquoise Gokyo Lakes ( 4,700–5,000 m) and Gokyo Ri (5,357 m)
  • The Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas
  • Interaction amongst  the World’s highest human settlements
  • Observing Rich Sherpa culture of the hospitable mountain people
  • Trekking in the heart of Himalayas
  • The Sherpa villages and the Buddhist monasteries.

Outline Itinerary

01 Days Arrival in Katmandu then transfer to hotel

Maximum altitude: 1400 meters
As you land, we will see you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We will transfer you to the Hotel. First, you will check into your room and rest till afternoon. In the afternoon, we will invite you to our office for a briefing on the trek including each day plan. Himalayan Joy will host a welcome dinner in the typical Nepali restaurant. An overnight in Kathmandu in a star hotel.

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) 

Read Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 6 reviews

Gokyo Valley Trek


Engaged Himalayan Joy Adventure for our Gokyo Valley Trek based on the recommendations given by everyone else. Planned the trip with Cholendra and the trek was guided by Tika with Jon as our porter. The trek is an unforgettable experience and the whole team was very knowledgeable and some of the friendliest people I've met. Tika was patient and had so many great information to share along the trek. He even spent some time with us in Kathmandu after the trek as time permitted. From the moment you arrive in the airport until you're flying back, their hospitality has been the best. I definitely recommend Himalayan Joy Adventure to anyone planning on hiking/trekking in Nepal!

, Malaysia

A Dream ! Unforgettably beautiful trek to Gokyo and Renjola Pass (5360 meters high )


We had an amazing travel and trekking experience with Himalayan Joy Adventure. Cholendra is an extraordinary organizer and everything from the pick up at the airport, organizing of flights to Lukla and back, clean loges to sleep fresh and delicious food on the 12 days trek. Our guide Tika was a terrific part of the experience as he shared his vast knowledge of the mountains, and culture with us and was always patient, smiling and caring.

, Israel

Great experience in Gokyo round trip


We had an unforgettable trekking experience with Himalayan Joy Adventure in the Everest region. Our guide was Tika Rai, very experienced, quiet and humble that made everything to ensure that our journey will be smooth. Cholendra on the logistics side was very generous and service oriented and the whole organization from landing in Kathmandu to departure was well taken care of. We have left Nepal with great memories of this amazing trip.

, Israel

“10 days trek at the Himalaya”


It is our second trek with Hymalaya Joy company and it was as perfect as the first one. We have been walking for 10 days from Lukla up to to Gokio lake and Renjo La pass , than back via Thame, Namche Bazar to Lukla.  Everything was perfectly arranged, since the day of our arrival to Kathmandu and until our safe return home.. All the accommodations on the route and in Kathmandu were excellent. Our guide, Tika was extremely knowledgable and experienced. Most important : we felt very safe. We highly recommend this company to any one who is interested in trekking the Himalaya mountains or any other place in Nepal. Visited October 2015

, Israel

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trekking


My girlfriend and I had a wonderful trek in the Everest region with Cholendra in October 09. Besides from being an excellent guide, Cho is a great companion. Always in good spirit, fit like a Yak, and in control of every situation that may occur while you are trekking to “the Top of the World”. I would recommend trekking with Cholendra anytime, everywhere in Nepal. Bonus info: Cho led us to meet Apa Sherpa (Guiness World Record holder for being on top of Everest 20 times). A fantastic last memory, to end an unforgettable trek. All my best and hopefully seeing you again Mads

, Denmark

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lake Trekking


Jurgen and me walked to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m/1983ft) 18/10/2009 – 11/11/2009 I especially had a lot of support during the trekking with Cholendra and I wil miss him a lot. He became a good friend ! didi Anja

, Belgium

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.


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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