Gokyo Valley Trekking

19 days

Experience the Sherpa lifestyle – while you trudge on their grounds, see the colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind and visit Buddhist monasteries that enjoy spectacular architecture. Take the Gokyo Valley Trekking with us.

The Everest Base Camp-Chola Pass and Gokyo Valley Trek leads you to the home of the legendary Sherpa people, on the foothill of the highest peak of the world, the Mt. Everest at 8848m. This trek offers a breathtaking panorama of the proud mountain ranges – Everest, Cho-Oyu, and many more and takes you to sacred and peaceful glacial lakes in the Everest. Also, when on this trip you come across some of Khumbu’s less frequented Sherpa settlements.

While Everest Base Camp trek is most popular among several trekkers, there are more rewarding places to tread paths on and Gokyo Valley trekking is one of the best examples for that. The trails are relatively quieter, but, follows a highly appreciated route through the Dudh Koshi to the Everest Base Camp, Chola pass then to Gokyo Valley. This trek can be challenging to most as it follows a route via the high pass into Khumbu through the Cho La pass at 5330m. After crossing the Cho La pass, we return to Lukla through Dole via Namche.

Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre

The breathtaking view of Everest and the magnificent art and architecture of the Buddhist monasteries this trek offers will surely leave you flabbergasted. In addtition, the tranquility one experiences at the top of Gokyo Ri(5483m) is the highlight of the trip and a moment to cherish for a lifetime.

We, at EverestView, have designed a 19 day itinerary for the Gokyo Valley Trekking, however, any changes to the tip details is changeable. Depending on your travel plans, we can reduce or add to the travel plans because we strive to make the trip all about You. Please contact us for further details.

• July, August, September, October, November and December

Flight detail to and from Lukla: In some circumstances, we could face problems with internal flights to/from Lukla which may be delayed by a few hours or canceled for a day or more because of bad weather. This happens very rarely, but it is better to plan ahead even in the best trekking season. You may also know how climate change is affecting our globe. Thus, we always recommend you to add supplementary night/s in Kathmandu after your trek if possible. If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, wildlife activities, or shopping as you wish in the additional days that may come about. However, if you want a heli-rescue in the state of flight cancellation to/from Lukla-we organize that too. A helicopter charge can range from USD 3000 to 3500 and it can take 4 people per flight.
Departure for the EBC- Chola pass-Gokyo Valley Trek: we offer departure on any day that is suitable for you as this is a long and adventurous trek that only a few adventure fanatics prefer. So, we can arrange the departure for all of single, couple or group of friends.
  • All the Airport Transfers by private tourist vehicle.
  • 4 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu in 2/3 star hotel including BF as per the above itinerary on twin sharing basis.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
  • Your standard meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast.
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permits, TIMS permit and monument entrance fees.
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks on twin sharing basis.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Wage, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porters.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary.
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charge.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • You will require 2 passport size photos- it cost you 25USD for the 15 Days tourist Visa to Nepal.
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected But it is not mandatory).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Note: We have not included flight fare from Australia to Nepal and return on our Everest Base Camp Package, as we are Australia based travel company and specialized for flight to Nepal and return, please inquiry us at-([email protected]) for the flight options and flight fare to Nepal and we offer flight to Nepal even if you are traveling from other parts of the world, no worries, as we offer flight worldwide at best fare.

We offer small group adventure trek to Gokyo Valley Trek and have fixed some dates for the trek so, look at the list of our dates and select one of the best suitable for you if you are looking for group join trek or do let us know if no dates is suitable for you then we departure you on any date that is suitable for you even for the single person ( if there is single person then single supplement of 250.00 AUD  will be charged) or we departure every day for private trek if you are looking to trek yourself, with beloved one, or with your friends or family members, we offer special discount for the group of 4 or more people travelling together, so, contact us for the discounts and booking.

  • Day 1

    Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

    Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345 meters) and you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, Evening free and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. (A).

  • Day 2

    Full day of sightseeing of Kathmandu valley, overnight at Hotel

    After having Breakfast we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. (A, B).

  • Day 3

    Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m) and Trek to Phakding (2610m) – 3.5 hours

    Early morning drive to Airport for the 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport Lukla, after reaching at lukla our guide will introduce with the porters, then start today’s trekking following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi, it is easy trekking and takes about 3 and half hour to reach at Phakding , Overnight at lodge. (A, B, L, D).

     

  • Day 4

    Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) – 6 Hours

    We continue our trekking following the Dudh Koshi River and cross it many times to enter the park in Jorsale where we stop for lunch; again, we continue the trekking; after a few hours of walking along a pine forest, we reach Namche Bazaar; Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village; Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Dudh Koshi; The village is a central hub where food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased; overnight at Lodge. ( A, B, L, D)

     

  • Day 5

    Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m) for acclimatization

    Namche is tucked between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization we walk up to Khhumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangbuche and you will see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt.Everest. Khhumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community and there is an old monastery as well; so, we will visit that and return to Namche; Overnight at Lodge. ( A, B, L, D)

     

  • Day 6

    Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.) – 5 Hours

    After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trekking for this day along the ridge and a level mountain path that offers excellent panoramas of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangaru; after walking a few hours on the flat Zigzags; we descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. Then we climb through a Rhododendron forest to Tyangboche; check into the lodge and your evening is free; overnight at lodge (A, B, L, and D).

     

  • Day 7

    Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260 m.) – 5 Hours

    After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trekking descending through a Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola; we cross the Imja Khola using a suspension bridge on it and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche, Our trekking route continues through summer pastures to Dingboche village, overnight at Lodge, (A, B, L, D).

  • Day 8

    Rest day at Dingboche (4260 m.) for acclimatization

    There are some breathtaking views of the North face of Ama Dablam and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge as we explore this beautiful valley that leads up to Chukum and Island Peak for acclimatization; overnight at lodge, (A, B, L, D).

  • Day 9

    Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930 m.) – 5 Hours

    After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trekking; the trekking leads us north for up to 50-minutes until we come to a Mani-prayer Stupa; The trail is gentle looking down to Pheriche village below; the day’s walk offers views of the Mt. Tawache, Ama Dablam and to the north-Pokalde (5741m) Kongma-tse (5820m) and the trail from Pheriche joins near Dugla (4595m) before a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier; then continue for an hour up a steep hill to the top, where there are views of Mt. Pumori and other peaks west of Everest, after a short break, continue trekking up to Lobuche; overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

  • Day 10

    Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep (m.) 6-7 Hours

    After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trekking following the rocky moraine path, view icy glacial pond and icebergs down below of Khumbu glacier. After the last rocky moraine dunes, a short downhill walk brings you to Gorakshep, where we stop for lunch; we leave all our stuff at the lodge as this is the last place where lodges are available for overnights – then we start our Himalayan journey to the Everest Base camp for another 2-3 hours; we are now at the EVEREST BASE CAMP; Congratulations!!!; after staying at the Base Camp for a while, we return to Gorekshep and Overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

     

  • Day 11

    Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) and Zongla- 7 Hours

    We climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) peak early in the morning to see the sunrise views over the Himalayas including the Everest then return trek to Gorekshep and have breakfast; start trekking to Zongla; overnight at lodge. (A, B, L, D).

     

  • Day 12

    Trek from Zongla – Cho la pass- Thannak- 9 Hours

    After having breakfast at the lodge early in the morning, we start our trekking as we cross the Cho La pass (5370m) on this day; the high pass over the Chola is not a joke, it is a steep and somewhat difficult ascent of the rocky ridge and takes a few hours; We start by crossing a small glacial stream, and then start climbing up the pass. From the top, we are treated to views of Ama Dablam, Kantaiega, Thamserku, Taboche, Cholatse and Baruntse, and to Nangpai Gosain, Pasang Lhamo, and Numbur and on the Gokyo side. Once up on top of the glaciated pass, we trek across the snow, with Lobuche, West looming above us, to the summit and hang some Buddhist prayer flags to send prayers out across the Himalayas, it’s a scramble back down the pass, a rocky, hilly trail across the valley, and a descent to the yak kharka of Tangnak, overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

     

  • Day 13

    Trek from Thannak to Gokyo- 4 Hours

    After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trekking in the morning by crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier on a sandy, shifting trail, the frozen lakes creaking below and beside us as we turn our way to the other side. Once back on the main trail to Gokyo, we have an hour’s hike past the second lake to the lodge at Gokyo. In the Gokyo valley, the character of the trekking changes abruptly. The opaque powder-blue lakes are often on the verge of freezing over, and sometimes perform a Himalayan symphony of expanding and retracting ice. We have entered the grassy ablation valley running beside the Ngozumpa Glacier, and have our first sight of Gokyo, a seasonal village and grazing area built beside the third and biggest lake. Gokyo has become a Himalayan resort without the crowd – at least in terms of the comfortable lodges with sunrooms, unbeatable views, excellent food and warm stoves. It is a great base to explore from, and we have plenty of time for it, overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

  • Day 14

    Trek/climb from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri (5483m) and trek back to Machhermo 6-7 Hours

    Early in the morning, we climb to Gokyo Ri and it looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake and we leave camp just after first light, following a steep path up the hillside. As we climb, the summits of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu slowly come into sight and the view from the summit of Gokyo Ri itself is one of the finest to be in the Everest region, some say it is even better than from Kala Patthar, return to Gokyo, we have short trekking to the village of Machhermo, overnight at lodge. (A, B, L, D).

  • Day 15

    Trek from Machhermo (4150m.) to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) – 5 hours

    After having breakfast at lodge, we set out on a trail that gently descends to Dole; then descend steeply to Photse Tenga (3650m.) passing through rhododendron forests. Then the path immediately ascends steeply to Mongla Danda (4000m.) and gently descends up to Kyanjoma (3500m.) following small ups and down to Namche Bazaar, Overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

     

  • Day 16

    Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) – 6 Hours

    After having breakfast at lodge in Namche , we start our trekking and this is the last day of your trekking, the trekking is pleasant, except for a few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it a few times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla; the trekking is complete now, overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

  • Day 17

    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu- transfer to hotel

    We will take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel, take hot shower and relax – Overnight at hotel. (A, B).

  • Day 18

    Leisure day in Kathmandu

    This is a day planned just in case we could not board the flight to Kathmandu from Lukla because of bad weather. However, upon your request, this day can be cancelled. On this day, you are free to do as you please, but we can organize additional tour in or around the valley; overnight at hotel. (A, B)

     

  • Day 19

    Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure

    You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure home; We have taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; ; Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal. A safe journey home…take care!!! (B)

     

AU$ 2099

Trip Fact

  • Trip Style: Tour and Trekking
  • Best Season: Jul-Dec
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate
  • Holidays: Nepal

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